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(KFYI)   According to the CDC, in 2015 more people will die from gunshot wounds than car accidents in the US for the first time ever   (politics.kfyi.com) divider line 261
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2012-12-21 01:59:55 AM
So CDC, how's that report on new methods of containing viral outbreaks coming along?

Oh I see you've been spending your time & money on doing things that have nothing to do with disease at all...

CDC, could you come into my office for a minute?
 
2012-12-21 04:39:20 AM

BronyMedic: voltOhm: So the CDC is freaking psychic now? It's not even 2013 yet. The fear Mongers are working overtime on this one. The funny thing is the people spouting this nonsense are the same people that are pro-population control through abortions. Freaking cowardly idiots.

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Extrapolating data based on a cluster of outliers to push an agenda isn't math. It's just lying.
 
2012-12-21 08:51:42 AM

Gdalescrboz: Libs tend to fairly level headed about most issues.


Really? Not on Fark. But the same level of derp comes from Conservatives.
People have strong opinons on various issues, and rational discussion on boards like this tend to turn into a tard-fest.
I suspect if you took all the same people and put them together in a room, the discussions would be much more civil and constructive.
 
2012-12-21 09:35:20 AM

A7: 1 - Medical mistakes, including Rx drug reactions are the 3rd, 4th or 5th leading cause of death in the US, depending on the study. The CDC should stick to matters it pretends to know about
2 - Latest figures from 2009 show that Deaths and injuries caused by guns rand 16 and 19 respectively.
3 - YOU and I are 8x more likely to be killed by a cop than by a terrorist.


imgs.xkcd.com

Or are you actually insinuating that there is a massive coverup at the highest level of government to hide thousands of murderers in white coats?
 
2012-12-21 10:38:37 AM

Phinn: My BRAND!: Comparing vehicular deaths to gun related deaths is disingenuous.

The fact that dead is dead makes them comparable.

But more specifically, what I'm comparing (or contrasting, actually) is the POLITICAL REACTION to traffic deaths versus the POLITICAL REACTION to gun deaths.

Statists go to every length imaginable to skew the statistics of gun deaths to make it appear that guns are the Greatest Problem Imaginable. They seize on people's worst moment to blind the public to reason, using dead kids and political bargaining chips. They blather on and on about gun deaths, but conveniently fail to mention that the overwhelming majority of them are either suicides or drug-dealing-gang-scum killing other gang-scum. They ignore the results of every other legislated prohibition in world history, and how it instantly created a black market, and other secondary harmful social effects (like the proliferation of gang-scum murders flowing from drug prohibition). Etc.

Meanwhile, there is a daily bloodbath occurring on the property that is owned and controlled by that very same government, a death toll equivalent to 4 Newtown Massacres per day. The State has control over this area of life, having designed and built the roads, dictated the terms of their use and enforcement methods, and the safety designs of the cars that people buy. This use of the government's property is the No. 1 cause of early death (apart from diseases of aging, poor diet and lack of exercise), and it has been that way for over 50 years, with minimal improvement.

What's disingenuous is the anti-gun Statist political-media machine, which ignores the problem that could be fixed without a loss of Constitutional liberty, which would save far more lives, and instead bleats endlessly about guns, a problem that it is incompetent to solve, and the "solution" for which will make the lives of millions of people worse.


Seeing as you completely overlooked the point that I was making regarding desire for and necessity of cars vs. firearms, I'll ask you. Which do you think would throw the US, or any country for that matter, into more chaos; the complete and instant removal of all personal vehicles or firearms?
 
2012-12-21 12:36:40 PM

BronyMedic: Cybernetic: The deadliest school massacre in US history occurred in 1927, killed 38 elementary-school students and six adults, and injured 58 others.

No guns were used.

It's also the reason why you can't buy demolitions-grade explosives without a license. Oddly enough, very few elementary schools have been blown up since then. Plenty of abortion clinics using black powder pipe bombs, though.


And NYC Police Headquarters, and the Pentagon, and a townhouse in Greenwich Village. Don't forget about those.

/The left wing has politically-motivated psychotic nutjobs too.
 
2012-12-21 01:48:16 PM
I don't think we're exactly being intellectually honest when we include justifiable homicides (self defense), cop shootings, and suicides in with the "gun death" statistic.

There are less than 15k gun murders per year. LESS THAN HALF of car deaths.


You can't talk about numbers because the anti only says, self righteously, "ONE IS TOO MANY!!!"


Same thing with assault rifle murders. Around 400 total rifle/shotgun/assault rifle murders in a year. This year chicago had a RECORD 500 murders yet they have a total gun ban.


Even if you totally banned rifles, shotguns, and assault rifles... do you really think those people couldn't accomplish those murders with a handgun? Do they even make a dent? Doubtful. We should work on places like chicago where they have around 10x the murder rate of the rest of the country.


I know, I'm a big bad idiot redneck moron of a guy because I don't think banning something and trampling the rights of LITERALLY tens of millions of people is ok.


Even if you totally ban and confiscate all guns, they will still be out there and criminals will do what they do.


You know, that whole "I would rather see 10 guilty men walk than 1 innocent man executed" thing... I guess I"m weird.
 
2012-12-21 01:50:35 PM

BronyMedic: A7: 1 - Medical mistakes, including Rx drug reactions are the 3rd, 4th or 5th leading cause of death in the US, depending on the study. The CDC should stick to matters it pretends to know about
2 - Latest figures from 2009 show that Deaths and injuries caused by guns rand 16 and 19 respectively.
3 - YOU and I are 8x more likely to be killed by a cop than by a terrorist.

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Or are you actually insinuating that there is a massive coverup at the highest level of government to hide thousands of murderers in white coats?


http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/10/26/prescri p tion-drugs-number-one-cause-preventable-death-in-us.aspx
 
2012-12-21 01:51:17 PM
Link


/now with more linky-pop
 
2012-12-21 03:30:37 PM

Mr.BobDobalita: Link


/now with more linky-pop


>Clicks Link.
>Joe Mercola Website.

Uh. Okay.

pictures.mastermarf.com

So, now that we've established that you believe insane AltMed Conspiracy Theorists, do you have any relatively reliable sources to go on?
 
2012-12-21 08:35:05 PM
Trends can change.  Teenage pregnancy is an example of this.
 
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