finger-pointing


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the imputation of blame

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Our President was clear when he said he did not want finger-pointing.
The statement added: 'The truth remains that the APC government has been caught in the act and no amount of diversionary finger-pointing will detract from the fact that it tried to use the fight against insurgents as a ruse to secure the money, which they have arranged to spend on extraneous subheads including partisan activities.
We need to do some finger-pointing and soul searching.
But the finger-pointing at Messrs Ridsdale and Bates has not been so impressive.
Finger-pointing didn't help much beyond 30 meters, but the students could at least estimate the direction in which the bee was heading when last seen, which bee researchers refer to as "the vanishing bearing.
When this is not done, the reinsurer may forfeit credibility when finger-pointing over ostensible exceptions.
Already in the early '90s, certain critics were balking at Fred Wilson's museum interventions and his peculiar brand of materialist historicism, levying charges that the artist's finger-pointing politics were not only too overt but, worse still, passe.
BETWEEN THE LINES: This finger-pointing exchange ignores, among other points, historical context and how poverty is measured.
Many of us have experienced the phenomenon of finger-pointing among our peers, with some people claiming to be for social justice while accusing others of not being for social justice, based on a misperception among social workers that we all mean the same thing when we use the term.
So let's forget the finger-pointing and the fighting words and, instead, approach the problem and each other with mutual respect and mutual love for the real victims: our children.
This means that only the domain expert responsible for the problem area needs to be involved in the resolution, eliminating unnecessary fire drills and finger-pointing and, ultimately speeding time to resolution.
Cardwell is equally frustrated with the municipality and the finger-pointing exercises that go on as municipal councillors blame the province and MPAC if taxes go up, while MPAC blames the municipality for setting the taxes.
While most thirty-something hardcore kids (ok, we're adults now) have stashed their finger-pointing lyrics and chugga-chugga breakdowns in favor of more introspective, more reflective subject matters, Paint it Black's new album, CVA, combines a fierce hardcore bravado reminiscent of youth crew/Uniform Choice and a clear political bend.
If, as expected, the court agrees to hear the case, we are in for a year of pseudo-patriotic posturing and finger-pointing arguments--all over two words.
Weston's exegesis of Utzon's tribulations but ultimate triumph at Sydney includes an examination of his development of the vast podium in collaboration with the Ove Arup practice; some finger-pointing at the conservative Minister of Public Works, Davis Hughes; Utzon's proposed red/gold and silver/blue colour schemes for the Major and Minor Halls respectively; and, finally, his provocative but unrealized intention to extrude plywood sections as a kind of interior furniture landscape.