On Wed, 25 Mar 2020 21:25:35 -0500, Tony <lizandtony at orcon dot net
Post by Tony Post by Rich80105
On Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:40:46 -0500, Tony <lizandtony at orcon dot net
Post by Tony Post by James Christophers Post by Gordon Post by James Christophers Post by JohnO Post by James Christophers Post by JohnO
"The UK's infection rate is now virtually asymptotic to infinity"
Heh! You may want to reflect on the mathematical fallacy there.
Not really - the intention is to liken by allusion.
Yes, really. Infection rate is capped at 100% so "asymptotic to infinity"
is mathematically nonsense.
Of course. Mathematically. I suppose one could say much the same about,
say, 'stratospheric' and its only too common usage, and there's nothing like a
misplaced inexactitude to stir the pedant's turgid juices into life, is there?
But reflecting for a moment: with 'criteria' having almost completely
displaced 'criterion' in everyday speech, it was cheering to hear an RNZ
reporter the other day delivering to air, "There are many criterions (sic) that
will affect the outcome..."
Now, if only she could have topped it off with, "And, by the way, that's
criterions with a greengrocer's apostrophe"!
Even so, one must not permit such things to mitigate against linguistic
progress since there's not a huge amount - aaarrghhhh! - of anything in any
way, shape or form - AAArrghhhh! - one can do about it, is there?
James, are you feeling okay?
I thank you kindly, Gordon, Fact is, I've never felt better!
So may I suggest your concerns might be better addressed to TonyUnk and his
extraordinary meltdown in this his own thread, date-stamped 24 Mar 4.54 UTC?
To lose the plot in someone else's thread is bad enough; but to completely
lose it during a discourse you yourself have introduced but, as ever, have
failed to develop in any meaningful way, marks a man with a compulsion to
render his own cognitive condition open to question.
Has your dementia been diagnosed? Time you got a check up.
I am not surprised you are trying to forget, Tony, but to remind you
">Still if you do not believe your posts are valid I wil not argue
Post by Tony
you; after all as you are prone to say it is just an opinion . . .
Actually I have never ever said that - and you cannot find a quote. So
you are lying still.
Well there you, are proof of your guilt finally.
From Rich "I will always use sarcasm instead of facts" and Keith
"Never use 3 words when 30 superfluous ones will do" Warren aka "James
Christophers" as you very well know.
Clearly I was wrong to suggest that you both self flagellate, the
truth is probably even more gross. You are absolute trash - you both
put politics ahead of this country's people, you both put your
stupidity up as a banner in front of the world as if it was of some
value and your bitter contempt for ordinary people and envy of
successful ones is legendary. You deserve each other."
Certainly there appears no reason to think that either James
Christophers or you Tony are suffering from dementia,but clearly you
are having a problem in responding in a reasoned way to many posts on
nz.general. This is however not a consistent feature of your posts,
and I am confident that you are capable of returning to a more
Don't be so silly.
Neither you or Mr. Warren are capable of reasoned interface with me and indeed
with most posters here.
The history is clear.
As I made celar (thank you for repeating it) -
You first of all retreat into sarcasm and when that fails you make things up -
the evidence is overwhelming. And when that fails you become abusive as in this
post where you have used all three cowardly attempts to extract yourself from
your pitiable behaviour.
Mr. Warren on the other hand is simply a low life. his only reason for
existance is to ridicule anybody who disagrees with him and he does so in a
particularly inane and childish way.
An excellent example of you and his silliness was last Monday when I posted in
this newsgroup how I believed we should lock down this country, but no you both
immediately reverted to type and became derisive.
No I did not. I acknowledged that even experts had different views on
timing, but that there was considerable consensus. But you claimed
that the government were delaying decisions for partisan political
purposes, which I said there was no evidence for.
The reality is that since last Monday, it has been clear that a
timetable with stages was needed to enable movement around the country
to be limited, but also to enable some to move; knowing that a
lockdown was coming. For example universities had been planning for
ceasing lectures the previous week, and practicing ''distance
learning'' - following the announcments on the Monday, many students
returned home, which has now given us university hostels now avaiabe
for other purposes if required.
I believe that you were merely consumed by your partisan bitterness
and were attributing your own prejudices on the process - you never
had proof of decisions being delayed for political purposes, and still
don't, but you could not see past your own opinions to the reality of
a lack of any support for your assertion.
Not everything had been anticipate of course - the need for additional
time for people travelling across Cook Strait had not been
anticipated, but the speed of decisions, and the coverage of arising
issues, remains a good example of teamwork, preparedness by the
professionals advising government, and a skillfully crafted
communications programme. It is clear that all were waiting until
there was some community spread before the closure decision was
announced; those who thought about it were not surprised when the two
cases which could not be tracked triggered the response.
Your mistrust of government has been consistent, Tony, but it has at
times blinded you to reality - this is an example of that blindness.
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Then a few hours later the government did exactly what I had hoped for.
Get a life and join Mr. Warren in his self imposed imaginary life (think about
Neither of you care about the people of this country and both of you would be
delighted to see our democracy in tatters - shame on you both.