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More likely to be killed by cops than terrorists

After 9/11, the fear of another attack on U.S. soil cleanly supplanted the fear of having one`s penis chopped off by a vengeful lover in the pantheon of irrational American fears.

While we`re constantly being told that another attack is imminent and that radical Islamic fundamentalists are two steps away from establishing a caliphate in Branson, Missouri, just how close are they? How do the odds of dying in a terrorist attack stack up against the odds of dying in other unfortunate situations?

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

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Many people like to be afraid. Like some people are......

.....adrenaline junkies, so they create high risk situations.

"Guns don't kill people. Doctors do."

Statistically, then, doctors are 9,000 times more dangerous to the public health than gun owners are.

Fact: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR. Following the logic of liberals, we should all be warned: "Guns don't kill people. Doctors do."

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

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for others, good find.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

As far as I can remember,

there have never been any "terrorist attacks" in this country, which are proven to be real, and not a gov't false-flag action.

My position at this time is that the gov't is the first and prime suspect in ANY of this stuff.

And how many trillion spent on protecting us from terrorists?

Bin Laden said that he was going to bust us economically. Checkmate!


under the bed!

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If anyone traces down the original source,

please post a link; I checked the Progressive Review website but didn't see this story. I didn't have time to research just now, but it would be good to have the original source link.

I am bumping this thread

I am bumping this thread based on the first sentence alone. My side hurts from laughing!!! I am going to hang on to that one...