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You're 8 times as likely to be killed by a cop than a terrorist, but...

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maxxoccupancy

almost 3 years ago

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Source: http://newsblaze.com/story/20090221100148tsop.nb/topstory.html


July 27, 2011


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    maxxoccupancy

    almost 3 years ago

    328 Comments

    The point of reposting this was to show how unlikely one is to be killed by terrorists as opposed to more realistic threats, like auto accidents and cancer, for example. One German study showed that people living with roughly 1/4 mile of a celular tower were three times as likely to develop cancer. While TSA is groping 6 years olds and strip searching 85 year olds to address the threat of terrorism, public schools are allowing these cel towers to be built at the edge of school grounds. I've seen very little to address the 43,000 fatalities on our roads and highways every year, and even less done about the 3,000 Americans who die each day from heart disease, many in their 30's.

    That's why this is reposted in Off Beat.

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    philfroggy

    almost 3 years ago

    1564 Comments

    That was a waste of time.....

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    Whalewatcher

    almost 3 years ago

    11190 Comments

    Simple solution to keep from being killed by the police: Don't break the law !!!!!

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    CBPD607

    almost 3 years ago

    264 Comments

    Studies show that people who publish studies are just as stupid as the people who believe said studies.....

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    wiseass0282

    almost 3 years ago

    10984 Comments

    Great big BUMP ! to crowfeeder and DALLASCRANE as well.

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    Hbryant188

    almost 3 years ago

    594 Comments

    If you dont act like a dumbass then your chances of being killed by a cop are 0%.

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    rebelranger

    almost 3 years ago

    108 Comments

    Was this a San Francisco study????

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    crowfeeder

    almost 3 years ago

    928 Comments

    DALLASCRANE, correct. Thank you.

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    DALLASCRANE

    almost 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Nor really........if you brandish a weapon you increase your chances of being killed by LE. The terrorist is much more random event depending on where you live.

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    crowfeeder

    almost 3 years ago

    928 Comments

    First, the article needs to clarify what the definition of a terrorist. Second, they need to compare the attacks with unjustified and accidental law enforcement shootings. I bet that will change the numbers a bit. Third, any group of numbers can be manipulated to tell the story one seeks. This article is poorly written and statistically unimportant.

    Anyway, I want citizens to know that I am willing to kill to protect them and their families. More importantly I want violent criminals to think of me as terrorist, only following the U.S. Constitution not the Al-Qaida manifesto. I hope criminals have nightmares about being shot by police. I want criminals to worry each time they illegally possess a firearm that they may be killed if they any ting menacing. I want the law abiding citizens of America that death by cop is an option by killing a LEO is not.

    Remember we are Sheepdogs. Sometimes we are required to use our teeth.

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    maxxoccupancy

    almost 3 years ago

    328 Comments

    Yes, I'm aware that socialists, communists, liberals, and progressives are all one group. The original sources are listed below, but these stats are still interesting because they show how little time is being spent addressing more serious public policy issues like auto accidents and heart disease.
    Bump Top_Cat, 17,000 murders a year, IIRC.

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    maxxoccupancy

    almost 3 years ago

    328 Comments

    The following ratios were compiled using data from 2004 National Safety Council 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 was used.

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

    -- You are 12,571 times more likely to die from cancer 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 1048 times more likely to die from a car accident than from a terrorist attack

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

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

    -- You are 13 times more likely to die in a railway 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 9 times more likely to choke to death on your own vomit than die in a terrorist attack

    --You are 8 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist

    --You are 8 times more likely to die from accidental electrocution than from a terrorist attack

    -- You are 6 times more likely to die from hot weather than from a terrorist attack

    SOURCE: The Progressive Review

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    Tetra021

    almost 3 years ago

    492 Comments

    Well it didn't load for me. Must be garbage, as usual..

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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    Oh Goody,here's maxxoccupancy,AGAIN demonstrating his gross lack of wisdom by subjecting us to yet another,thinly veiled, negative article en re to leos...The source of said article is the Progressive Review.Perchance it is not likely that this gentleman is aware that a Progressive is just a fancy name that dedicated SOCIALISTS call themselves.His profile states he is a former leo.I would like to know where and would be willing to bet if he was,why and how did he leave the job.Get a life!!!!

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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    Well buddy... I don't know what this is all about but I'm way more likely to be killed by a terrorist as of right now than any of this other crap you are talking about....

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