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MetaTrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 08:18 AM
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What Bush's invasion would look like in the United States
Edited on Sat Sep-15-07 08:28 AM by MetaTrope
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Hosnon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 08:24 AM
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1. Interesting way to put the situation into perspective.
Grasping what is meant when they say "~X million this" and "~Y million that" is sometimes difficult.
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rusty quoin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 08:26 AM
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2. Wow! Disturbing visual.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 08:34 AM
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3. This needs to be on 1,000 billboards nationwide, and every mind in America! WAR CRIMINALS!!!
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-16-07 07:10 AM
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41. i agree - impeach
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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 08:51 AM
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4. Where are the wounded? Can I suggest purple for them please?
Edited on Sat Sep-15-07 08:53 AM by Nimrod2005
About 10%? Don't you think?


That may take up most of CA, TX, and FL?
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Markster Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 08:53 AM
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5. Very insightful, but can you add references?
Nice. This is a powerful way to convey what we've done over there...and it's in a good format (map) that even red stater's can understand!

I'd like to see some references to the numbers to make this more legit.

Heck, you might consider putting this on a shirt at cafepress!
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MetaTrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 09:20 AM
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8. Thanks!
The data is easy enough to Google: Iraq population 27M, 1M killed, 4M refugees.

The proportionate comparison can be stunning sometimes. The attack on Fallujah (population 350,000) would be the equivalent of firebombing a city of 4 million people in the U.S. Basically, Los Angeles.

I'm not a genius at graphics though, so anyone who wants to take this concept and run with it is entirely welcome!
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 08:19 PM
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30. welcome to DU
nice first post.
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GrannyK Donating Member (226 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 09:08 AM
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6. Excellent Graphic!
The comments requesting sources and including wounded would complete the visual. T-shirts, billboards, signs and flyer's would all be effective.
Thanks!
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 09:09 AM
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7. Under this scenario,
Edited on Sat Sep-15-07 09:09 AM by sheeptramp
It would suck to be me.
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civildisoBDence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 06:30 PM
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24. Why should I care? They missed Georgia!
That's the moral equivalent of what most Americans think about this war: It hasn't touched me, so why should I care?

Newsprism.com
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jellybeancurse Donating Member (116 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 09:29 AM
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9. Why is New Jersey in red?
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MetaTrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 09:35 AM
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10. That does seem a little big for Delaware, doesn't it!
Edited on Sat Sep-15-07 09:39 AM by MetaTrope
Fixed.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 10:05 AM
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11. knr.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 10:06 AM
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12. Great post
Edited on Sat Sep-15-07 10:07 AM by malaise
K & R
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 10:30 AM
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13. Completely heartbreaking. n/t
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 12:14 PM
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14. K*R Brilliant! n/t
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Larry Ogg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 12:22 PM
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15. Wares the wounded and maimed for life.
Recommended
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MetaTrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 12:54 PM
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16. Seriously, is there any kind of count for Iraqi wounded?
It's difficult enough as it is determining who's dead...
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 03:03 PM
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18. One could pretty easily estimate 2-3 million permanently maimed and disfigured.
Edited on Sat Sep-15-07 03:04 PM by TahitiNut
In the military, casualty ratios of injured to killed would be higher due to the medical support. The civilian population doesn't receive the same level of care - medics, medevac, etc. - so the mortality rates would be higher and the ratio lower.


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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 02:50 PM
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17. as usual, Hawaii and Alaska are left out. THANK GOD! This is so sad. Serial
email anyone?
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 03:06 PM
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19. Well, as you know...
it's a small price to pay. Wonder if the price would seem just as small to the Boner,
if the US was on the receiving end.

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Frisbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 03:22 PM
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20. I see..
that Texas has gone untouched, so in *'s mind, it's probably all good.
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iamahaingttta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 03:57 PM
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21. Wow.
Just... Wow.
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donkeyotay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 04:48 PM
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22. Great concept! This is the kind of thing we need to get people to start
thinking about the harm we are doing. Excellent idea. It would make a great billboard. Thanks, MetaTrope. :thumbsup:
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 06:07 PM
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23. Excellent!
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ironflange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 06:37 PM
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25. Doesn't include Texas
So Bush wouldn't give any more of a rat's ass than he does now.


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yasmina27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 08:09 PM
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27. WOW, can you post a link?
So I can send it to some folks I know?

Thank you! That's awesome!
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ironflange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 08:19 PM
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28. Uh, not sure I understand. . .
What exactly do you want a link to?


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yasmina27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 09:25 PM
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32. A site independent of DU,
although I could post a link to this thread.
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Terre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 11:36 PM
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36. See posts 5 and 8 above for your answer n/t
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minnesota_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-16-07 07:34 AM
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42. TX has 7.4% of (2000) U.S. population, so can't use it to represent Iraqis killed
However, it should be easy enough to include Texas in the states representing Iraqi refugees.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 08:04 PM
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26. But why did they spare Texas? n/t
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roamer65 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 08:19 PM
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29. Don't worry, civil unrest in the USA is next on *'s agenda.
That way he can TRY to declare martial law.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 08:44 PM
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31. Uh..Are those red states or blue states that got hit.....?
Edited on Sat Sep-15-07 08:46 PM by BrklynLiberal
DUH!!!!!!!!!
:crazy:

It would be wonderful if this could put the reality of Iraq into some perspective for the vast majority of Americans who don't really give a damn what is happening to the people on over there.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 10:15 PM
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33. Good thing I'm in Ohio...
I don't have anything to worry about...

Like I care about Nebraska...

Liberals...

Hrumpppf....
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 10:27 PM
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34. .....
:spank:

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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 10:49 PM
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35. Get rid of Texas and whoever's left could probably
Edited on Sat Sep-15-07 10:51 PM by ProudDad
elect a REAL Progressive pResident and Congress...
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piesRsquare Donating Member (960 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-16-07 02:40 AM
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37. Wanna know what this graphic (also) says to me?
Edited on Sun Sep-16-07 02:43 AM by piesRsquare
It says that the majority of votes in the US Senate represent less than 20% of the US population.

You know what that means. It means that the majority of Americans could be held hostage by policies favored by a tiny minority. As we are currently experiencing.

Equal representation, my butt!
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-16-07 02:44 AM
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38. shh!
we're not supposed to notice things like that, or the fact that the person nationally who gets the most votes can lose the presidency, too.
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happygoluckytoyou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-16-07 03:07 AM
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39. SHIT---- NOW IM A REFUGEE.... AT LEAST MY MOTHER-IN-LAW IS DEAD
illegal invasion...
mass murder...
deadly reputation...
torture...
missing $$$...

WOULD EVERY DUMBFUCK WHO VOTED FOR W THE FIRST TIME PLEASE CUT OFF YOUR NUTS

WOULD EVERY DUMBERFUCK WHO VOTED FOR W THE SECOND TIME PLEASE CUT OFF BOTH OF THEM

WE NEED TO CORRECT THE GENE POOL AND YOU HAVE BEEN SELECTED......

and for every democrat (the 80%) who did not get out of their recliner and go vote... you had no nuts to start with


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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-16-07 04:31 AM
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40. Thom Hartmann did a similar contrast on his show Friday...
... when he postulated what it would be like if the cities of San Francisco and Detroit were living like occupied cities in Iraq have been living up to this point, even through the surge, and really brought the reality of what Bushco is doing to destroy civilized life over there with their deluded visions of a neocon capitalist state being thrown on the Iraqis now.
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laylah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-16-07 08:53 AM
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43. Very troubling indeed!
I have sent this to all on my e-mail list. Maybe if those that support this illegal war were to see this, even more would turn against *dumbass and his annihilation of a country that did nothing to deserve what we have done to them! :cry:
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-17-07 08:46 AM
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44. One out of every 25 Iraqis has been killed. If this is not a war crime, what is?
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