Terrapin Station wrote:Huh? As I clearly stated, all that was previously stated was that they *may* not be Metro-North units, which is hardly a definitive statement. So once again I ask where it was previously, definitively stated (such that the person should have known better), that they were not Metro-North units?
I should keep out of these things, but I just can't help myself this time.
Was the statement absolute? No. Definitive? Close, but in the end, no. However, given the context, the other information conveyed in the same quote (which IS independently verifiable), and the author of said quote, there's no reason to believe the statement to be anything but true. We're not scientists, here, and we don't normally state everything with an absolute, black-or-white clarity. That doesn't mean it isn't true. If you need that level of certainty that what you're reading is true, you should stop visiting this forum. You're picking nits, in what appears to be an effort to pick a fight. Back off, admit you were wrong (or don't - it really doesn't matter), and move on.
Finally, as events have shown, the statement has been proven to be true.