Lies, damn lies, and statistics

January 20, 2005

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics." - Benjamin Disraeli

Last night a guy on TV told me a damn lie. This is the kind of lie that doesn't, at first glance, look like a lie at all. The damn lie the TV told me was that a certain brand of vitamin/nutritional supplement would keep me from getting heart attacks. That, of course, is not what the ad actually said, but it is what it implied and wanted me to believe.

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No Duck

January 13, 2005

Reality is a difficult concept for me. What is real? Anything I can sense? Is my reality the same as yours?

What if everyone else in the room sees something you can't see - is it real?

Like maybe that duck on the table...

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The Decline and Fall of the American Empire

January 11, 2005

The American War - one of them, anyway...

Just think of what could have been accomplished with all that wasted money!

Not only is money being wasted, so are lives. And for what?

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The old Ravings

January 10, 2005

Way back when I still used paper, in the early 1990s, I produced a newsletter called Ravings, which was distributed to a few friends and relatives. I stopped publishing it years ago; it was too much trouble. And now we have blogs! And now Ravings is back, minus the paper.

There are two of the original Ravings articles online; you can find them here.

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