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Christa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-28-09 08:45 AM
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Odds of Dying in a Terrorist Attack
Edited on Sat Mar-28-09 08:46 AM by Christa
The following ratios were compiled using data from 2004 National Safety Council (NSC) Estimates, a report based on data from The National Center for Health Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau. In addition, 2003 mortality data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) was used.

You are 13 times more likely to die in a railway accident than from a terrorist attack

You are 12,571 times more likely to die from cancer than from a terrorist attack

You are six times more likely to die from hot weather than from a terrorist attack

You are eight times more likely to die from accidental electrocution than from a terrorist attack

You are 11,000 times more likely to die in an airplane accident than from a terrorist plot involving an airplane

You are 87 times more likely to drown than die in a terrorist attack

You are 404 times more likely to die in a fall than from a terrorist attack

You are 17,600 times more likely to die from heart disease than from a terrorist attack

You are 1048 times more likely to die from a car accident than from a terrorist attack

You are 12 times more likely to die from accidental suffocation in bed than from a terrorist attack

You are nine times more likely to choke to death on your own vomit than die in a terrorist attack

You are eight times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist attack.


http://eyewashstation.blogspot.com/2007/11/odds-of-dyin...

Yet we spend 8 billion dollars per month fighting the terrorists.
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geckosfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-28-09 08:47 AM
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1. You are eight times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist attack.
Edited on Sat Mar-28-09 08:52 AM by geckosfeet
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-28-09 08:48 AM
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2. Well, see spending all that money worked!
:)
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-28-09 08:52 AM
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4. Sure it did
Some people are filthy rich with all the airport screening equipment. I mean if you can force every international airport to buy your stuff and then force every airline to have enter-proof doors, that's a hell of a lot of cash. Follow the money.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-28-09 08:48 AM
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3. Charming
"You are eight times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist attack".

Have to remember that one.
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-28-09 08:54 AM
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5. And all of those odds are increased
in favor of dying some other way in the last six years.

I find the odds for airplane accident and car accident to be slightly puzzling, since so many more people die every year in car crashes than in plane crashes.
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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-28-09 09:11 AM
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6. You are also 12571 times more likely to have your tax dollars spent
on bombs and bullets to fight "terror" than to fight the real killer in America Cancer..And I don't see that changing much in the near future..
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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-28-09 09:17 AM
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7. How many times more likely are you to be chopped to bits by a psychotic, pick-axe wielding clown.
Edited on Sat Mar-28-09 09:18 AM by Vektor
Because you don't want to underestimate the "clown threat."








Edit to add: :rofl:
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