Letter to the Editor | People get excited over big numbers

Letter to the Editor | People get excited over big numbers

Our "Blue Ribbon" panel recently finished a groundbreaking research project.

What we found is sure to enlighten the masses.

First off, studies have shown that people like big numbers. Numbers such as 6 million, 53 million and 1.4 billion get noticed.

When trying to make a case or call for action, it is best to throw out big numbers. True or not, doesn't matter, always overwhelm doubters with huge numbers.

Secondly, and this is exciting, people love statistics. Unfortunately, they can be skewed and misleading.

In fact, our research shows that 72 percent of the time statistics are wrong 67 percent of the time, 91 percent of the time. Who knew?

Finally, we found that those wacky Russians are most active on their computers between 6 and 9 p.m.

Anyone not wanting their mind or vote altered should shut off their computers during that time.

The right to vote for a candidate of your own choosing could be at stake.

Make the UI great again; bring back the Chief.

DAVID CHRESTMAN

Monticello