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  •  Um. (none)
    It would appear that this comment was accidentally replied to the wrong comment.

    Either that or this is the result of some reading-comprehension issues.

    "I'm not an actor, but I play one on TV."

    by zeitshabba on Fri Mar 04, 2005 at 10:07:04 AM PST

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    •  reading-comprehension (none)
      "You don't have to be a mathematician to make numbers dance and lie for you... "

      Perhaps I misunderstood. Who is it that is making the numbers "dance and lie"?

      the new/unusual combination of reading, thinking, and comprehending required to understand the abysmal forcast drawn from the numbers as presented above.

      I interpreted this as a sarcastic way of dismissing Sterling's analysis simply because it's "novel". Correct me if I'm wrong.

      •  You're wrong. (none)
        No ill meant by it, either. At least I hope none was taken.

        My 'dancing numbers' statement was directed to the Kossack who poo-pooed the dissection of what the numbers may indicate. His premise of "the numbers are up, so that's good, unlike this dairy" is like standing on the end of the Titanic that isn't sinking first and saying See? You say we're sinking, but here I am, getting farther from the water, not closer."

        I don't think I have to directly name the spinmeisters of Amereicha to whom I referred to manipulating the implied conclusions that the above debated data historically precludes.

        And my apologies for any confusion my initial statement may have caused.

        "I'm not an actor, but I play one on TV."

        by zeitshabba on Fri Mar 04, 2005 at 11:37:45 AM PST

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