Thursday, March 9, 2017

BC Liberals Rich Coleman uses FACTOID to prove David Eby is wrong

Rich Coleman is under the impression that a FACTOID is bigger, better, more important than the word FACT....  How long has he been under that impression, and how many of his fellow Caucai ... see their facts provided to the public in the same way?


https://www.leg.bc.ca/documents-data/debate-transcripts/40th-parliament/6th-session/20170309am-House-Blues

Hon. R. Coleman: The member was on radio in Kelowna the other day saying that we did something that we've never done. Again, he didn't have his facts. So I'm going to give him some factoids. Let's give him factoids. ......
Hey Rich, that's rich .... but did you know that ....
Factoid was coined by Norman Mailer in his 1973 biography of Marilyn Monroe. Mailer described a factoid as "facts which have no existence before appearing in a magazine or newspaper"   Source
And continuing on on Coleman's use of 'Factoid', same Debate:

Hon. R. Coleman: …and put 30,000 people out on the street because you won't support them in the marketplace — which we're already doing, by the way. In Kelowna, 90 of the units already have SAFER, and we're working with that building to make sure they've got assistance for the people who are living there, as we go work through that purchase.

The other factoid that the member doesn't know is that we actually tried to buy that building, and that society wanted to sell it in the private marketplace

Well obviously the public wouldn't know about that 'factoid' of the BC Liberals trying to buy that building ....



Examples, from an earlier post ... did Coleman take part in .... but didn't pay attention to the section on avoiding making the same mistake twice...

Should seniors get genetic factoid tests for unproven theories regarding choice?   There's now a genetic test for the ability not to make the same mistake twice, or rather the same unhealthy choices. DNA testing for ancestry may also offer genetic testing for various types of "factoid tests" based on numerous genetic studies.
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Don Yeomans, a senior research scientist at JPL, keeps a watchful eye on near-Earth objects -- asteroids, comets and other space rocks. Yeomans heads a group charged by NASA to watch for objects whose orbits bring them close to Earth. He's pulled together his top ten asteroid factoids.
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 DNAFactoids
       Have some fun with your DNA Factoid Complete Bundle Pack      $149.00
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 FTDNA's autosomal test is now the same price as both AncestryDNA and 23andme. However, you can do an autosomal transfer from 23andme or AncestryDNA for $69. FTDNA does regular discounts and there are discounts for surname, region, and haplogroup projects. Once a customer, some upgrades qualify for a large discount. It is also one of the few companies to offer individual SNP, STR, and other tests. It offers Factoid tests, but most of them are included in 23andme's test. Not sure they test the same genes or rely on the same research. FTDNA also offers a full range of Y-DNA and mtDNA that are great for genealogy.

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 Factoid tests should generally test only the major facts. Even the worst of worst English teachers do not tell you to memorize a pointless line or a minor character. Don't skip lectures. The lecturer should indicate what factoid he wants you to memorize if he's really doing it that way.
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 Factoids Part 1

Explore the world of color with these amazing "factoids" about color. You'll find unusual snippets of information from the world of nature, vision, psychology, business, and from all dimensions of our lives.

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 From the Top's Facebook Wall
Here's a neat factoid about Mozart. Do you hear colors in music?

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3BL Media:
 Trish:  Let me bring up another little factoid from the NAHB:  Women directly purchase or have controlling influence in the purchase of 91% of all new homes.   So women (who are twice as likely to want green products) are dependent upon men (who largely don’t buy into green) to build their homes.  Are the odds are stacked against a woman getting the green home of her dreams?

Well NO.  Christy bought into Site C without the Factoids

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