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    Myths

    I was reading an article in todays paper called:

    "The myth about crime and the NFL"

    I cant link because its a pay site now, but the point was that the crime rate among NFL players was actually MUCH lower for NFL players than the general population. I would have never guessed that. The EPIDEMIC of crime is the NFL is often mentioned.

    What other myths are out there? Are there myths you see accepted as facts that you know aren't true? Just because they seem like the must be true, or they are repeated enough that it just gets accepted?

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    Statistics are a wonderful thing. I know many of you don't like Stossel but this whole book is about statistics that contradict conventional thinking.

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    Statistics are a wonderful thing. I know many of you don't like Stossel but this whole book is about statistics that contradict conventional thinking.
    I'm a big Stossel fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    I was reading an article in todays paper called:

    "The myth about crime and the NFL"

    I cant link because its a pay site now, but the point was that the crime rate among NFL players was actually MUCH lower for NFL players than the general population. I would have never guessed that. The EPIDEMIC of crime is the NFL is often mentioned.

    What other myths are out there? Are there myths you see accepted as facts that you know aren't true? Just because they seem like the must be true, or they are repeated enough that it just gets accepted?

    I would have - NFL players, on the whole, have had at least some college and, at a minimum, make hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

    A more valid comparison would be against the part of the population in the average NFL player's tax bracket

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    I was reading an article in todays paper...

    What other myths are out there? Are there myths you see accepted as facts that you know aren't true? Just because they seem like the must be true, or they are repeated enough that it just gets accepted?
    That there's a "Patriot Way"?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Trades View Post


    Statistics are a wonderful thing. I know many of you don't like Stossel but this whole book is about statistics that contradict conventional thinking.
    Thats looks like a good book for me on the beach!

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    I really enjoyed Stossel on ABC, now his show looks like it is shot at a mall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    I really enjoyed Stossel on ABC, now his show looks like it is shot at a mall.
    The content of the show is still good and that should be what matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    Thats looks like a good book for me on the beach!
    It was interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trades View Post
    The content of the show is still good and that should be what matters.
    Production matters as well, Stossel as a consumer reporter is a lot better than the Libertarian Fox News reporter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    Thats looks like a good book for me on the beach!
    How many platefuls do you eat on the beach?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive View Post
    How many platefuls do you eat on the beach?
    Of what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    Of what?
    Krill

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetPotato View Post
    Krill
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    Quote Originally Posted by JetPotato View Post
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    Lol!



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    Quote Originally Posted by JetPotato View Post
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    Ba. ZINGA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetPotato View Post
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    I take the oil.

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    It's a Myth that "people want to work".

    A goodly portion of the public at large would happily NOT work another day in their lives if the Government would pay for all their neccessities of life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Churchill View Post
    It's a Myth that "people want to work".

    A goodly portion of the public at large would happily NOT work another day in their lives if the Government would pay for all their neccessities of life.
    Whats a goodly portion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    Whats a goodly portion?
    The British citizens?




    what what

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