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  •  A great way to silence (9+ / 0-)

    critics of the method used to count dead Iraqi's is to offer this advice:

    "If you really don't believe in sampling then next time you're having blood drawn, tell them to take all of it."

    A Ship in Harbor is Safe, but That's Not What Ships are For.

    by Craig Weiler on Tue Dec 02, 2008 at 03:31:03 PM PST

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      I just wonder when that person became an expert in statistics.

      I'm continually amazed how lay people feel competent to discuss matters of math and science.  People who would never tell a mechanic how to tune an engine, or a barber how to cut hair, are quite content to criticize an academic paper in a field where they have no expertise.

      My two-part plan for raising $700 billion. 1) Reinstate the inheritance tax. 2) Send Dick Cheney on a hunting trip with 700 billionaires.

      by RickD on Tue Dec 02, 2008 at 10:05:06 PM PST

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