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This graphic shows the relative risks of dying from various causes: “Terrorism” is an invisible dot.

– 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

But we wanted to look at more recent statistics.

The U.S. Department of State reports that only 17 U.S. citizens were killed worldwide as a result of terrorism. That figure includes deaths in Afghanistan, Iraq and all other theaters of war.

In contrast, the American agency which tracks health-related issues – the U.S. Centers for Disease Control – rounds up the most prevalent causes of death in the United States:

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Fire code

This also makes me think of the new fire code regulations we keep getting every year costing businesses a lot of money to meet them.

Prediction

Police State violence as a cause of death will surpass more catagories as the PTB spur it on.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

In the overall scheme of

In the overall scheme of things, terrorism just doesnt kill that many, it never has. The amount of money spent trying to "prevent" it, when compared to preventative measures taken to stop death from other causes, could probably be considered vast overkill.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

What would be good...

as an accompanying graph would be to show the amount spent and preventing/safety measures to avoid such.

Obviously that miniscule dot would be as large as heart disease if money spent on prevention would be shown... Shows where our priorities lie.