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(Huffington Post)   Despite what mass media and your gut tells you, historically, the world has never had it this peaceful   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 6
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2013-01-31 12:40:12 PM
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Well, compared to the middle ages gun violence is WAY up, but claymore and broadsword related violence is astoundingly low.
2013-01-31 11:52:02 AM
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FTFA:   The rate of genocide deaths per world population was 1,400 times higher in 1942 than in 2008.

I wonder why that could be.
2013-01-31 12:38:11 PM
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Disposable Rob: FTFA:   The rate of genocide deaths per world population was 1,400 times higher in 1942 than in 2008.

I wonder why that could be.


Yeah that's a pretty farking stupid comparison.

The rate of plague deaths per world population was 10,000% greater in the 1300s than the 2000s!  Looks like we can stop all medical research, we've won!
2013-01-31 11:44:56 AM
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everybodylookattheirpants: Can't much of this be explained by the fact that Europe is having an unprecedented stretch of not killing one another?


They'll be back at it before you know it. This is Europe, after all.
2013-01-31 11:06:47 AM
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StoPPeRmobile: Pax Americana


It is what 700+ billion dollars buys. We could reduce our military spending, but then say bye bye to peace.
2013-01-31 11:02:37 AM
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Despite the constant shrill shrieking of media types, children are safer out of doors now than the average farker was back in the days of Commodore-64s and Missile Command.
 
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