User talk:Maximusveritas

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Steven Spader[edit]

If you think that it should be subsumed into a broader article about the Mont Vernon murder, that's cool. I can change it within the next week.Shemp Howard, Jr. (talk) 15:09, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

I moved the information to Mont Vernon Murder. Will add some more details. You can delete Steven Spader if you'd like.Shemp Howard, Jr. (talk) 13:29, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Mary Landrieu[edit]

Greetings. I'm hoping that you can provide a neutral 3rd party perspective on edits which are currently in dispute (and the subject of an edit war) on the bio for Mary Landrieu. In a nutshell....

From my perspective, I believe the bio currently provides a biased perspective. I'm trying to update content with recent information, remove content which is currently unsourced, edit content which is inaccurately sourced, and make an addition to the lede to make it more neutral.

From the other party's perspective, my edits are biased and based on my historical editing I am biased as well.

After much back and forth, the other party has added or updated sources for some of the content which I was trying to remove. So I think we're down to a core set of edits to be resolved.

I'm asking you to provide a 3rd party perspective since I've noticed that your edits and comments on political subjects have historically been neutral. Also, you've edited at least one of my edits in the past to provide a countering perspective (so I doubt you'd be considered an ally).

If you're interested in the color commentary, there's a great deal here: Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Edit_warring&action=edit&section=11, as well as on Talk:Mary Landrieu

Thanks.CFredkin (talk) 23:08, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Adding Kyle Cares Amoeba Awareness[edit]

Maximusveritas how can we add a section on the naegleria fowleri page regarding the work our foundation has done for amoeba awareness? We started the Kyle Lewis Amoeba Awareness Foundation after we lost our 7 year old to the brain-eating amoeba, naegleria fowleri, and we work every day to make others aware of the risk and how to protect those they love from the horrendous and fatal affects of this parasite. Kyle's story has been featured on Monsters Inside Me, Inside Edition and many news clips. We work together with the CDC and other researchers in this mission. The Kyle Lewis Amoeba Awareness Foundation has made contributions to research and awareness to the CDC as well as a San Fransisco company working on a new drug treatment to fight naegleria fowleri.

please let me know how we can share this foundation and it's work through wikipedia.

www.KyleLewisAmoebaAwareness.org awareness@kylecares.com

216.195.113.62 (talk) 18:31, 27 August 2013 (UTC)Kyle Cares216.195.113.62 (talk) 18:31, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Worst Governor in America[edit]

Your input is requested on a dispute regarding the propriety of CREW's "Worst Governor in America" label on the following articles: Nathan Deal, Rick Snyder, Pat McCrory, Bill Haslam. Discussions have been initiated on the Talk pages for all articles. However, responses have only been offered on the Talk page for Nathan Deal. Thank you.CFredkin (talk) 02:31, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Pat Toomey[edit]

Your input is requested in a discussion regarding Glass-Steagall and derivatives that is currently underway at Talk:Pat Toomey. Thanks.CFredkin (talk) 23:32, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

Heidi Heitkamp[edit]

Your input is requested regarding a discussion on Health Care at Talk:Heidi Heitkamp. Thank you.CFredkin (talk) 17:57, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

More Heidi Heitkamp[edit]

Your input is requested regarding another discussion on Health Care at Talk:Heidi Heitkamp. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by CFredkin (talkcontribs) 17:44, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

Scott Walker[edit]

Greetings, again. Your input is requested in a discussion regarding the "Operation Freedom" and "Brian Deschanes" sections of Scott Walker (politician), which is occurring on Talk: Scott Walker (politician). Thanks very much.CFredkin (talk) 22:29, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Bill de Blasio Subsections in Early Career[edit]

I respect the fact that you want this page to be free of POV's and I understand that. But my use of the word "communist" to describe the Sandinistas is fact, not POV. The word is being used to describe political leaning. It is not my opinion. It is truth. I have reviewed the policies and guidelines for biographies on living persons, and my edit of that section was within guidelines. Content was pretty much the same. It would be dishonest not to mention the political affiliation of the group that he helped. Did you see the link that characterized the Sandinistas as communists? If I am incorrect, please provide a link. I'm always willing to learn.FactsInHistory (talk) 00:20, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

He self identifies as a democratic socialist,http://theweek.com/article/index/253163/bill-de-blasio-everything-you-need-to-know-about-new-yorks-next-mayor

why are you trying to suppress yet another fact?  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.225.252.201 (talk) 01:17, 2 January 2014 (UTC) 

Diplomacy Barnstar[edit]

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Thank you for your many efforts in officiating contentious political edits. CFredkin (talk) 17:08, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Ben Carson[edit]

Please actually take a look at the changes I made to the article. Before and After.

I assure you that I've kept in all his relevant quotations. Yet, you mass revert everything, even when I remove the "Academy award winning" from the description of "Academy award winning" Cuba Gooding, Jr-- we can both agree that was exciseable fluff, no? Or, listing all the titles of the books he has written in the main body... when all the titles of his books are already provided at the bottom in the Publications section? Or listing his stated religion twice?

I spend a good number of hours (wasted, I guess?) because you can just press a button and mass revert. You do not even bother to read what changes I have made.

OK, I get it, and I concur: the previous versions of my edit were rough and "scorched earth"-like. This last one, not so much.

The article really was atrocious before I looked at and it needs a serious review; it's almost a candidate for conservapedia.com as is.

Can you please msg me before you mass revert me again?

Thank you.--Petzl (talk) 23:14, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

Ben Carson II[edit]

I have been in wikipedia for a while, but I've never touched a third rail like this.

I don't actually know which (or how many) people I have to placate for this consensus. Just who gets to decide? And what if just one of these many people with their fingers on the mass revert trigger is a Fox News viewer and thinks the mentions of Hannity opinions of Carson's opinions are relevant?

One thing I am amazed at/confused by: the idea that, if it's referenced, it can stay in. A verifiable reference is necessary, but the thing you're referencing must be relevant, no? The impression I get from certain users is "If it's referenced, it stays." So, since Cuba Gooding, Jr. is an Academy Award winner, when listing Ben Carson's autobiographical movie, we include the line "Helping Hands, with Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. playing the lead."

Have you read the original sections I've changed? Almost anything someone does will be an improvement to them. They are disturbingly biased, in tone, and in superfluous factoids they contain.

What exactly do I have to do here so I dont have to waste hours of my life. I mean, if this is hopeless and there are partisan people who have this article on their watch list, let me know that too. (I'm just hoping, that I'm speaking to someone who is of like mind as myself: that is, someone who is disturbed by bias or fluff in an article and wants to do "the right thing" in wikipedia.)

Thanks--Petzl (talk) 00:07, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

What is POV[edit]

You removed my text "but this stated concern were obviously just a false pretense for their real desire to prevent the appointment of liberal judges changing the political leaning of the court, since it would be absurd to imagine Republicans arguing for the same court size reduction if Republicans could decide who would be appointed.". I believe your reasoning is flawed.

I don't see how that is POV. While it is obviously what Democrats would like it to read, it is also unarguably true. I know that most US media would be reluctant to state the obvious truth, if one of the political sides are lying about it, but to quote Krugman: If a presidential candidate were to declare that the earth is flat, you would be sure to see a news analysis under the headline ”Shape of the Planet: Both Sides Have a Point.” After all, the earth isn’t perfectly spherical. Wikipedia should be held to a higher standard than the ridiculous US media, and should not be afraid to state the inconvenient (for some) truth. Thue (talk) 02:37, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Carson's views on czars[edit]

Hello,

You reverted my edit on the article about Ben Carson. I was wondering why it needs a secondary source. Is it a rule on Wikipedia (yes, I'm still somewhat “noobish” here; but I have made many edits on articles) or is it that you feel it's irrelevant? I feel that it's quite relevant, as Carson has been involved in politics recently.

Awaiting your response, The Sackinator (talk) 03:39, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Sylvia Browne[edit]

Thank you for catching the duplication I missed. I do think that her prediction of her death is better placed with the section on her death, but that is very minor in my opinion, and I have no objection to the deletion. I have only been contributing actively to Wikipedia for a few years now and appreciate genuine attempts to improve my contributions and correct my blunders. Joalkap (talk) 16:40, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

Change name of Knockout (violent game)[edit]

Hi, I thought you'd like to know that I've begun a discussion about changing the name of the article. Please add your thoughts.

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