Number, Numbers, Numbers!
Click here to read more: Pittsburgh dips to 60th in population among U.S. cities
Is it just me, or does this sound INSANE! I've been all over this country, and no way is Pittsburgh #60. If they'd quit using the boundaries drawn by whomever/whenever, and start using a circular reference from the city's center, these statistics would change immensely.
The way the census is run today, the population of Pittsburgh could easily double in one day based on the decisions In a Meeting! Don't believe me...check out the population of Louisville over the years, at a time when people are moving away!
Statistics people...don't trust them.
Half of the people quoting statistics state half of the facts, which is twice as many as those who don't.
Oscar Wilde - "The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple."
Mark Twain - "First get your facts; then you can distort them at your leisure."
Benjamin Disraeli - "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics."
Bill Gates - "Then there was the man who drowned crossing a stream with an average depth of six inches".
"There is sanity in knowing you are insane."
"The four most important things you should learn in life are:
Learn to listen, pay attention, and to count".
Wednesday, July 1, 2009 6:51:54 AM, From: jim, To: Stories