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Please note that neither Jake nor myself are editors so we have no particular axe to grind in this regard.

That conclusion does not follow from the premise ;-)

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sat Sep 3rd, 2011 at 08:01:54 AM EST
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Oh I have loads of axes to grind, but none as an editor of ET...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Sep 3rd, 2011 at 04:16:22 PM EST
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Observe he wrote, "no particular axes to grind in this regard."

Which means he (and you supposedly) DO have axes to grind in SOME OTHER regard.  And he is suspiciously quiet about his agenda regarding grinding axes in general.

All in all, one can only conclude he is a slippery customer, needing watching.

:-)

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat Sep 3rd, 2011 at 04:58:17 PM EST
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Actually, it doesn't follow either that he has axes to grind. "No axes to grind in this regard" is a subset of "no axes to grind in general."

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sat Sep 3rd, 2011 at 05:15:54 PM EST
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Right, but a sub-set does not distribute over the whole set.  It's like saying: out of the Set of Real Numbers I'm only going to use the Rationals, at this time.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sat Sep 3rd, 2011 at 11:01:54 PM EST
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It always pays to keep an eye on an axe grinder, particularly if you can't see the axe...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Sep 4th, 2011 at 12:09:40 PM EST
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