Look at the original data yourself – then make your decision
by Ben Collins
(Webmaster’s comment: The problem these days is that so many people are so busy that they prefer to follow people they trust rather than take the time to think out a difficult problem themselves. Example: Republicans and Democrats. We have an identical situation here between Mr. Collins and Mr. Duncan. Statisticians can always make the data claim what is desired. That is why the ArrowCreek411 webmaster hates statistics and takes it with a grain of salt. Same exact data, different processes – both men with justifiable reasons for manipulating/analyzing the data the way it was done and both men feel they were earnest – and were earnest – in their calculations. Same as in the Pingle report, which was reported here when it was released in this post with files UNR_STUDY 1 of 2 and UNR_STUDY 2 0f 2) as well as with the link to the ACHOA website. ALL of it is boiled down to human opinion of facts viewed from hundreds of different life experiences. Why can’t we meet in the middle and find a compromise? Just ask the Republicans and Democrats currently in office in Washington DC.)
The 411 site is not impossible trash. It tries to share ARROWCREEK pertinent information – which includes ACHOA and Golf Club information. It is intended as a forum for people to share their views based on comments, experiences and emails from the neighborhood that indicated that the ACHOA website was not meeting their needs. The ACHOA is adamant that an open line of communication, a.k.a. forum/blogsite, is totally outta sight beyond Pluto for risk of litigation.
Here is Ben’s item to put on the “inaccurate” 411 website for today. Is it any more “fact” than anything else here? To use Ben’s last line: “We all need to look critically at what is being posted on the 411 website.” No, duh! Just as critically as anything posted on the Associa website, or on any website, or on radio, or on TV!! The hard part is deciding for ourselves (oh, my! that means thinking for myself, ok, big breath) what it all means to us as individuals, as families, as communities and as stewards of the earth or whatever…where can the compromises be made where it is a win-win for everyone involved? Oops. There are those Democrats and Republicans again….)
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