Fri, Dec 26, 2014, 2:39 AM EST - U.S. Markets open in 6 hrs 51 mins

Recent

% | $
Quotes you view appear here for quick access.

AT&T, Inc. Message Board

you are viewing a single comment's thread.

view the rest of the posts
  • ricky18201 ricky18201 Jan 31, 2013 10:52 AM Flag

    ricky is not the brightest bulb

    The data speaks for itself. In this post you cite it as proof that "the march has stalled" and claim that "they" will "continue to manipulate the data." You're a two-faced SOB, and you've proven it over and over again.

    Americans are not as dumb as you need them to be.

    SortNewest  |  Oldest  |  Most Replied Expand all replies
    • Most Americans are dumber than anyone needs them to be. I learned that years ago when going door to door trying to stop the scam of a taxpayer financed football stadium. Most prefer lies to truth.

    • Which data? One week it is all peaches and cream, we are headed for the most promising economy in decades, and the wisdom of Obama has saved us all, then suddenly and 'unexpectedly' we are going the other direction.

      As the old saying goes, there are lies, damned lies, and statistics. We all know that like polls, most statistics can be used to get whatever answer you need. Of course when someone calls you on the manipulation, you can always claim that the 'facts' just hadn't caught up with the statistics used, or some other political mumbo jumbo.

      It happens far too often for you to continue this blatant and foolish denial.

      • 1 Reply to winholder
      • "One week it is all peaches and cream, we are headed for the most promising economy in decades"

        No. One week is statistical noise. The overall data is consistent with a moderate recovery. Either way, winholder, either it's lies or its not. You can't pick and choose the good weeks as lies and the bad weeks as truth. At least you can't and consider yourself honest.

        "We all know that like polls, most statistics can be used to get whatever answer you need."

        Which is what you do. If you look at economic indicators or polls in their entirety over time they create a very good picture of the economy or public opinion. If you pick one instance of one indicator you won't get a good picture. If you decide all positive indicators are lies and all negative indicators are the truth you'll be someone who uses statistics to lie to people. That is what you do. That is what the conservative media does.

 
T
33.96-0.07(-0.21%)Dec 24 1:00 PMEST

Trending Tickers

i
Trending Tickers features significant U.S. stocks showing the most dramatic increase in user interest in Yahoo Finance in the previous hour over historic norms. The list is limited to those equities which trade at least 100,000 shares on an average day and have a market cap of more than $300 million.
Virgin America Inc.
NASDAQWed, Dec 24, 2014 1:00 PM EST
Amira Nature Foods Ltd.
NYSEWed, Dec 24, 2014 1:04 PM EST