Thursday, February 18, 2010

Can You Quantitate Your Doubts about Jersey City's Officials?

Reform-minded City Councilman Steven Fulop was arguing that a prospective appointee should not be given health benefits because the appointee's job would involve only 12 hours of work a year. This led Ward D Councilman Bill Gaughan to sputter, “You never quantitate anything you say,” he exclaimed, waving his arm angrily towards Fulop. “You make this stuff up." Shane Smith, "Council (Mini)Report: Incinerator Authority Appointment Gets Heated and More," The Jersey City Independent (Feb. 18, 2010).

Now I think I know why Jersey City's expenditures wildly exceed Jersey City' ordinary revenues. It's not because Jersey city officials can't do higher mathematics such as arithmetic. It's because Council members such as Gaughan don't yet have a handle on the concept of counting. They don't know how to quantitate!

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The dynamic evidence page

It's here: the law of evidence on Spindle Law. See also this post and this post.

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