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Leith

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Hometown: Flint MI
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Sun Feb 21, 2010, 04:47 PM
Number of posts: 990

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I'm Going to My Rep's Open House This Evening

It'll be fun.

I was very happy to vote for her - and even happier when she beat the thug Tarkanian. Yaayy! Jacky Rosen!

A Little Perspective on Your Chances of Being Killed by a Terrorist in the US

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/30/politics/immigration-stats-by-the-numbers-trnd/index.html

9 people have been killed a year, on average, by Muslim extremists in the US since 9/11.

12,843 people are killed a year, on average, by guns in the US.

37,000 people die every year, on average, in traffic accidents in the US.




According to a review by the CATO Institute, the chances of an American dying in a terrorist attack committed by a foreigner in the US stands at about one in 3.6 million. The breakdown includes attacks over a 41-year period and includes the 9/11 attack, in which 3,000 people died. Once you narrow it to refugees and and illegal immigrants, the threat is even smaller.


Even the Cato institute says that the chances are infinitesimally small.



Interesting statistic:

In 2015, there were 58 shootings committed by toddlers, or more than one every week. The drumbeat of tragic shootings involving children barely able to walk has continued unabated this year.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/10/20/toddlers-have-shot-at-least-50-people-this-year/?utm_term=.cf1c3166cf89

Does that mean that orange boy is now going to deport babies?

Bernie Sanders Is Coming to Vegas on June 19th!

He will be hosting a Town Hall breakfast at Treasure Island Hotel at 9:00 am this Friday. Here's a link.

I didn't see anything about cost or minimum donation requests and I don't know how these things go, but this is exciting!

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