ursaminortaur wrote:GoSeigen wrote:
If you had said "vastly fewer strikes" I wouldn't have bothered posting but since you saId "No Strikes" I felt it warranted correction with rail strikes due to take place and other talk of strikes. I'm sorry you seem to have taken umbrage at that.
I'm sorry you took umbrage at my use of "No strikes". Of course there are occasionally strikes. It's just that they are negligible compared to the 70s. I'm trying to identify roughly where we are in the cycle here which doesn't require documenting the evidence to high precision. "Is it low and rising?" is sufficient for my purposes.
Similarly, for my fellow pedants: "in the middle of" can mean "in the course of doing something" as in "I'm in the middle of a phone call". It doesn't have to mean that there remain precisely 50% of my words still to be uttered before reaching some unimaginable end of the phone call!
By all means post your own data to show how close current conditions are to the 1970s and how removed from the 30s, but let's not quibble about irrelevant minutiae -- I'll say up front I am willing to concede those details while defending the substantive point.