Comment 54391

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted January 04, 2011 at 10:12:17

Don't get confused by numbers taken out of context.

Which is why I pointed this out in my comment, hoping that Ryan would respond. Because that's what's been done here, a deft, willful taking of numbers out of context...or, if we're going to compete in semantical gymnastics, 'judicious utilization of statistics'. Isn't this what we rail about governments and corporations doing?

Looking at these numbers, children tend to live and play in areas where there are two way streets so it's natural that overall, there would be more accidents in these areas. That doesn't make two way streets more dangerous.

I hate to be abrasive, but it's this kind of thinking...or speaking...that's reminiscent of the traditions that 'politicians' have fomented.

Is it too much to ask that we're being honest and clear when we're injecting stats into the mix? Instead of essentially manipulating what's been collated for our own purposes? No matter how good our intentions are?

"You're entitled to your own opinion. You're not entitled to your own facts."

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