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  •  "I don't rely on statistics" (2+ / 0-)
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    newfie53523, khereva

    Is the last refuge of the ludicrous. Your comment reminds me of a debate I had with someone once on government-funded healthcare. This one was all about how "people come to America for our great healthcare", and when I pointed out that Americans go abroad for cheaper healthcare at startling rates, especially to Mexico, this person responded with "I was an ambulance transporter over the Canadian border many times! I know what I'm talking about, don't give me those statistics."

    Yes, statistics are highly inconvenient. They make your argument more than anecdote, gut feeling and conventional wisdom. So they are so often ignored when they don't mesh with our own personal reality. Unfortunately, reality isn't what you decide it is.

    •  I think your comment (0+ / 0-)

      doesn't address the nuance with which Adept2u stated his position in the comment you just replied to.  I don't think the comment is as ludicrous as you say, when you examine what he or she is saying

      Notice a lack of personal attacks in my comments. I expect no less from you.

      by therehastobeaway on Mon Jul 25, 2011 at 08:24:07 PM PDT

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