User talk:Edison

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"The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him." - Leo Tolstoy, 1897, quoted in"The Big Short," Michael Lewis (2010)

The Hill School[edit]

The content of the Hill School's history has been merged with the main article, and is, I believe, ready for deletion. Just a heads-up :) Peapod21 (talk) 03:39, June 22, 2017

The Signpost: 18 December 2017[edit]

Seasons' Greetings[edit]

The Great White North.jpg you and yours, from the Great White North! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 18:12, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – January 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (December 2017).


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"The OP implied the bill said things it doesn't explicitly say.". Can you please quote the words you are referring to? The IP voiced an opinion "overbroad provision permitting lawful harassment". (((The Quixotic Potato))) (talk) 02:39, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

The OP said the bill contained an "overbroad provision permitting lawful harassment of citizens." Apparently the bill does not explicitly permit this. What about this is confusing to you? Edison (talk) 03:54, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
What seems to be inability to differentiate between the IP expressing its opinion and the mentioning of facts. If a friend of mine would say that my local jaywalking laws are "an overbroad provision permitting lawful theft" then I wouldn't ask for a reliable source that those laws allow theft; I would understand that that person was mad that (s)he got a fine for jaywalking. (((The Quixotic Potato))) (talk) 13:23, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
Someone has re-hatted it. (((The Quixotic Potato))) (talk) 15:00, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 16 January 2018[edit]