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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 12:04 PM
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5. scary: "these guys prove all kinds of things with numbers"
Those guys prove all kinds of things with numbers. The fact that I may not be able to understand it doesn't make it any less so.

Well, it kind of does, because if you went out to look for the top ten experts about political numbers, I would guess eight of them have never heard of Charnin and the other two would snort. Go out and look in the poli sci journals for the articles that argue that Kerry won. So you ought to have some basis for trusting Charnin.

For just about any topic -- age of the earth, evolution, whether HIV causes AIDS, whether vaccines cause autism, climate change, whether human beings have landed on the moon -- you can find someone who can pound the table making a smart-sounding contrarian argument that might be a little hard to follow. The fact that it is hard to follow shouldn't be a point in its favor. For that matter, being easy to follow isn't necessarily a point in its favor, either.
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  -Richard Charnin (DU's TruthIsAll) to speak on election fraud, May 26 in Florida: bleever  May-08-11 02:26 PM   #0 
  - I hope he has better stuff to work with  Pab Sungenis   May-08-11 02:48 PM   #1 
  - I think you're misquoting him. It's more like "...that proves Kerry won."  Bill Bored   May-12-11 04:21 PM   #2 
     - Do you honestly think your attitude helps anything?  emcguffie   May-14-11 09:45 AM   #4 
        - scary: "these guys prove all kinds of things with numbers"  OnTheOtherHand   May-14-11 12:04 PM   #5 
        - So if I don't believe some physicist's proof about mesons or --  emcguffie   May-15-11 10:25 AM   #8 
           - "Anything I don't understand or can't see on my own...I shouldn't believe?"  Bill Bored   May-16-11 12:17 AM   #15 
           - Bertrand Russell had a pretty good start  OnTheOtherHand   May-16-11 05:14 AM   #16 
        - You bet! Here's why:  Bill Bored   May-14-11 11:10 PM   #7 
           - Hmm, I think people do use his numbers.  emcguffie   May-15-11 10:30 AM   #9 
              - Well, the reason we have an annonymous forum is so we don't have to reveal our contributions  Bill Bored   May-15-11 01:59 PM   #12 
              - What are you trying to say?  emcguffie   May-15-11 05:59 PM   #13 
                 - The OP was about Charmin's work with exit polls, wasn't it?  Bill Bored   May-15-11 08:12 PM   #14 
              - "They are using his numbers in Wisconsin"  OnTheOtherHand   May-16-11 05:28 AM   #17 
  - kick  Bill Bored   May-12-11 04:26 PM   #3 
  - Richard Charnin's reply.  emcguffie   May-15-11 10:47 AM   #10 
     - beware of people who try to use you as a sock puppet  OnTheOtherHand   May-16-11 08:23 AM   #18 
     - TIA bashing levers, as usual. ES&S applauds.  Wilms   May-21-11 10:00 AM   #19 
        - These details are someone else's problem -- NOT TIA's.  Bill Bored   May-22-11 04:53 PM   #20 
  - Fun to watch the sniping.  bleever   May-14-11 06:42 PM   #6 
  - Here is some interesting reading about Wisconsin.  emcguffie   May-15-11 11:09 AM   #11 
 

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