Fighter pilot, Royal Navy 1945, Hydrographer Iraq 1947-52 India 1952-53, Canadian Hydrographic Arctic explorer 1953-1960, Writer-producer Canadian National Film Board 1961-72, Freelance journalist, audio-visual producer 1972-2009, National Press Club of Canada 1961 - 2006

Thursday, November 19, 2009


...and they accused George Dubbya of speaking in riddles...’s O’Bamy picking it up on November 6:

"We don't know all the answers yet and I would caution against jumping to conclusions until we have all the facts,"

This quotation...saying all (not any of) the answers...seems to imply that we do have one or some...ditto for all (not any of) the facts...

Doesn’t this imply that he (and we, the admonished) already had some obvious answers and facts?

“...I would caution against...” (why caution? What danger are we being warned about?)

Anyway, if you’re advised against jumping to conclusions doesn’t that imply that the advisor has already concluded something and has himself already jumped to a conclusion of what constitutes a reasonable conclusion and so concludes conclusions that conclude the matter but doesn’t want anyone else to conclude those conclusions and then conclude conclusively enough to jump to those same conclusions?

Just curious.

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