[BLML] To the fairest (was Poll) [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

richard.hills at immi.gov.au richard.hills at immi.gov.au
Mon Sep 6 02:01:51 CEST 2010


Kerry Thornley (1938-1998):

"If organized religion is the opium of the masses, then
disorganized religion is the marijuana of the lunatic fringe."

Nigel Guthrie:

[snip]

>[1] The law book should define "Peers" objectively (e.g. other
>players in the same competition).

Richard Hills:

Mrs Guggenheim volunteers to fill a half table in an otherwise
completely expert competition.  She is then deemed to have
made a Law 12C1(b) "serious error" in failing to execute a very
easy double squeeze, since all the other declarers at the other
tables executed that very easy (for an expert) double squeeze.

Nigel Guthrie:

[snip]

>(8) If the putative offender chose a suggested action, he
>would be penalized (PP or DP).

[snip]

>but the game would be fairer for players :)

Pocket Oxford Dictionary:

"fair, adj.  just, equitable"

Richard Hills:

What Nigel Guthrie is proposing is uniformity, not justice nor
equity.  It is not just nor equitable to award a PP to a
beginner who is unaware of her Law 73C obligation.


Best wishes

Richard Hills
Recruitment Section, Level 5 Aqua, workstation W569
Phone: 6223 8453
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