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# Is Quentin Colgan A Mathematical Ignoramous?

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#30 Dec 6, 2010
Colgan is to be commended for his attempt to help his fellow Chicoans.
His letter shows none of the small mindedness typical of many losers in the election. He is the only losing candidate.
The guy has class.
But I don't care!
I can only find fault.
I can only criticize.
I am a hate-filled dirtbag.

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#31 Dec 6, 2010
<quoted text>Well, dear Pie ... just look at you who are desperately working to prove him wrong on his math. None of you can agree on what percentage is correct. It's like watching a 3 Stooges movie. Pure slapstick!!! Come on now, accuse me of being Quentin ... that's usually your next move.
Dear Alice,

I am not, of course, not trying to prove anything. I simply question Quentin's math. He made the assertion, I would like to see how he arrived at it.

Certainly you have the skills and astuteness to reproduce his calculation. Please expound in detail showing how that figure is arrived at. Or ask Quentin to do it for you. I would like to see his method for arriving at the figure that 1 in 10 votes were cast for him.

In my previous posts I have even gone as far as to assume that this figure is true. While I do not find it at all unreasonable that 1 in 10 voters in Chico are a few fries short of a happy meal I conjecture that at best that figure is a bit (possibly by a factor of two) too optimistic.

Please note that I have also already accepted, for the purpose of argument, Quentin's claim without qualification and have based my conclusion on his own number.

Perhaps I should lead you through it again?

OK, here we go ...

1) If 1 in 10 voters cast a ballot for Mr. Colgan then that means 9 on 10 voters did not.

2) I completely and absolutely concur with Mr. Colgan's conclusion (as expressed in his letter) based upon this figure whether it is accurate or not.

3) With 9 out of 10 people declining to cast a ballot for Quentin Colgan and rejecting his bid to serve on the council it is perfectly reasonable to assert (in Mr. Colgan's own words), "that a significant number of Chicoans want reason to be a part of the decision-making process."

Are you following me here? If not, please feel free to ask any questions to make it more clear. My door is always open. There is not such thing as a stupid question.

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#37 Dec 6, 2010
Pie Guevara wrote:
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Dear Alice,
I simply question Quentin's math. He made the assertion, I would like to see how he arrived at it.

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#38 Dec 7, 2010
pypr wrote:
Quentin is a convicted felon too.
Pot?
Meet Kettle!

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#39 Dec 7, 2010
Pie Guevara wrote:
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Dear Alice,
I am not, of course, not trying to prove anything.
Certainly you have the skills and astuteness to reproduce his calculation.
In my previous posts I have even gone as far as to assume that this figure is true. I conjecture that figure is a bit too optimistic.
Please note that I have also already accepted, for the purpose of argument, Quentin's claim

I completely and absolutely concur with Mr. Colgan's conclusion
With 9 out of 10 people declining to cast a ballot for Quentin Colgan it is reasonable to assert (in Mr. Colgan's own words), "that a significant number of Chicoans want reason to be a part of the decision-making process."
Are you following me here?
Following your rambling "reasoning" with no problem and that's why I'm ROFLMAO. Such fun!

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#40 Oct 11, 2012
Pie Guevara wrote:
The usual juvenile insults and the absurd (and irrelevant) enumeration from the Topix troll aside, presuming that the all the people who voted for Chico city council cast votes for three candidates then, by a little numerical interpolation one could presume that 1 in 10 people who cast votes in the election cast a vote for Quentin.
Again if 1 in 10 Chico voters cast a vote for Colgan that means that 90 out 100 (or 9 out of 10) people casting a vote did not vote for Quentin.
Frankly, I was hoping he and Sharma and Donnan would have had a much better showing than that.
In any case I do wholeheartedly agree with Colgan's formulation that 9 out of 10 voters not voting for him tells him "that a significant number of Chicoans want reason to be a part of the decision-making process."
Yes, Mr. Colgan, that is precisely what it means.
"Topix Troll"?- ah ha ha - pot meet kettle!

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