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2013-07-25 05:49:14 PM
I want to live out in the country because it's "safer"... is a code used by white people.

/I really want to live out in the country though...
 
2013-07-25 06:00:26 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: I want to live out in the country because it's "safer"... is a code used by white people.

/I really want to live out in the country though...



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The pressure of public opinion can do in the town what the law cannot accomplish. There is no lane so vile that the scream of a tortured child, or the thud of a drunkard's blow, does not beget sympathy and indignation among the neighbours, and then the whole machinery of justice is ever so close that a word of complaint can set it going, and there is but a step between the crime and the dock. But look at these lonely houses, each in its own fields, filled for the most part with poor ignorant folk who know little of the law. Think of the deeds of hellish cruelty, the hidden wickedness which may go on, year in, year out, in such places, and none the wiser.

 
2013-07-25 06:05:46 PM

miss diminutive: Pray 4 Mojo: I want to live out in the country because it's "safer"... is a code used by white people.

/I really want to live out in the country though...


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The pressure of public opinion can do in the town what the law cannot accomplish...


No shiat Sherlock.
 
2013-07-25 06:51:55 PM
Actually, no matter your race, level of education, or where you choose to live, you will die. We all will.

Enjoy the rest of your day.
 
2013-07-25 06:54:16 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: I want to live out in the country because it's "safer"... is a code used by white people.

/I really want to live out in the country though...


Safely far away from the ER.
 
2013-07-25 06:54:30 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: I want to live out in the country because it's "safer"... is a code used by white people.

/I really want to live out in the country though...


Fewer gang bangers in the country.  Out there in the sticks those kinds aren't welcome
 
2013-07-25 06:56:42 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: /I really want to live out in the country though...


I do too.  So long as it doesn't smell like the country.
 
2013-07-25 06:57:47 PM
The soil in a man's heart is stonier Louis.
 
2013-07-25 06:57:59 PM
News Flash -- We're all going to die.
 
2013-07-25 06:58:35 PM
I get the appeal of living in the sticks, but it's so damn inconvenient.  I like being able to occasionally walk to the store or the hot dog stand.
 
kth
2013-07-25 06:59:09 PM
Oh crap. My husband is a white PhD and we live in the country.
Thank god we're not rich...

/whew, that was close.
 
2013-07-25 07:00:24 PM
from the article:

"The paper reported that rural counties with the highest percentage of black inhabitants showed a significantly lower risk of death from injury, ... "

A study wasn't necessary to derive these results. Dolphins who live in the ocean are far less likely to be injured than dolphins who live in downtown Shanghai.
 
2013-07-25 07:05:59 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Fewer gang bangers in the country. Out there in the sticks those kinds aren't welcome


I know you're making a funny, but rural areas have plenty of problems with drugs, gangs, and crime. The drugs might be meth or pot and the gangs might be Mexicans or rednecks, but you're just as dead if a good ole boy shoots you for wandering across his grow.
 
2013-07-25 07:06:33 PM

Atomic Spunk: Actually, no matter your race, level of education, or where you choose to live, you will die. We all will.

Enjoy the rest of your day.


derp
 
2013-07-25 07:09:04 PM

Krieghund: Smeggy Smurf: Fewer gang bangers in the country. Out there in the sticks those kinds aren't welcome

I know you're making a funny, but rural areas have plenty of problems with drugs, gangs, and crime. The drugs might be meth or pot and the gangs might be Mexicans or rednecks, but you're just as dead if a good ole boy shoots you for wandering across his grow.


Guy gets shot for trespassing on float trip.
 
2013-07-25 07:09:06 PM
Mitt Romney is safe.  He technically lives out of the country, for tax purposes.
 
2013-07-25 07:10:50 PM

FloydA: Mitt Romney is safe.  He technically lives out of the country, for tax purposes.


He's not the only one: http://www.examiner.com/article/trouble-paradise-obama-has-offshore-i n vestments-cayman-islands
 
2013-07-25 07:12:39 PM
I wonder - do 'higher educated' people die more in rural areas than 'lower educated' folks because the 'lower educated' folks actually know more about how to work with their hands and machines and whatnot...  and all those PHDs lie around and theorize while a tractor runs over their chest?
 
2013-07-25 07:13:57 PM

Brick-House: News Flash -- We're all going to die.


Probably but who knows what medicine might make possible in a few decades.
 
2013-07-25 07:15:39 PM

sweatybronson: I wonder - do 'higher educated' people die more in rural areas than 'lower educated' folks because the 'lower educated' folks actually know more about how to work with their hands and machines and whatnot...  and all those PHDs lie around and theorize while a tractor runs over their chest?


I know many PhD's who are handy with a wrench.  I also know some who can't do their own laundry.
 
2013-07-25 07:15:55 PM
Smeggy Smurf: Fewer gang bangers in the country. Out there in the sticks those kinds aren't welcome
I doubt anyone actually read it but the study actually addresses racial composition.The paper reported that rural counties with the highest percentage of black inhabitants showed a significantly lower risk of death from injury, compared with rural counties with the lowest percentage of black inhabitants.When it comes to what the study called the "protective" effect of black residents in rural areas, the authors said the factor needs more research. But they suggested that possible causes may include the relatively low suicide rate among African-Americans, and the location farther from highways of some historically black rural neighborhoods, which may decrease the rate of traffic accidents. Make your own interpretation.
 
2013-07-25 07:17:14 PM

uber humper: FloydA: Mitt Romney is safe.  He technically lives out of the country, for tax purposes.

He's not the only one: http://www.examiner.com/article/trouble-paradise-obama-has-offshore-i n vestments-cayman-islands


"investments made by managers of the Illinois pension fund in which Obama has an account" does indeed have holdings in the Cayman Islands.

Totally the same thing.
 
2013-07-25 07:18:16 PM

FreetardoRivera: Atomic Spunk: Actually, no matter your race, level of education, or where you choose to live, you will die. We all will.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

derp


Are you derping the indisputable truth that we're all going to die?  Or is this some sort of odd single-word outburst that you are unable to contain?
 
2013-07-25 07:20:48 PM

impaler: uber humper: FloydA: Mitt Romney is safe.  He technically lives out of the country, for tax purposes.

He's not the only one: http://www.examiner.com/article/trouble-paradise-obama-has-offshore-i n vestments-cayman-islands

"investments made by managers of the Illinois pension fund in which Obama has an account" does indeed have holdings in the Cayman Islands.

Totally the same thing.


Same thing? As Romney who has accounts overseas that he pays US income taxes on?  Yea, is pretty much the same thing.
 
2013-07-25 07:21:36 PM

impaler: uber humper: FloydA: Mitt Romney is safe.  He technically lives out of the country, for tax purposes.

He's not the only one: http://www.examiner.com/article/trouble-paradise-obama-has-offshore-i n vestments-cayman-islands

"investments made by managers of the Illinois pension fund in which Obama has an account" does indeed have holdings in the Cayman Islands.

Totally the same thing.


Yes, it is.  Much like the fact that black people sometimes kill white people is totally the same thing as the George Zimmermann case.  It must be true, it's all over Facebook.
 
2013-07-25 07:22:19 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Fewer gang bangers in the country. Out there in the sticks those kinds aren't welcome


Agreed. The solitary meth heads are more their speed.
 
2013-07-25 07:23:14 PM
All I can say on this topic is that I moved from Denver (poophole) to a smallish town in northern WA 17 years ago, and I will NEVER live in a city again unless I'm getting paid a LOT to do so.

/much happier
 
2013-07-25 07:29:56 PM
If you live out in the country while wealthy, you're probably setting yourself up as a murder mystery victim. Or perp in some cases.
 
2013-07-25 07:30:59 PM

UNC_Samurai: I get the appeal of living in the sticks, but it's so damn inconvenient.  I like being able to occasionally walk to the store or the hot dog stand.


As someone who actually does live in the sticks the main reason I live here is that I hate people, the same reason I hang out at Fark. It's not a race thing or a class thing, it's an ape thing. I hate apes and bi-pedal apes most of all. If someone invented a virus that only killed humans and left the rest of the world in peace I would be extremely happy. My vision of paradise is to be the last human on earth and to slowly starve myself to death knowing that when I do there will never be anymore humans.

This is why educated people in the country die more than less educated people. We flee from the masses in the urban areas and we encounter a vision of what life would be like if everyone else was dead and we realize it's fantastic. One one tiny problem: we cannot kill everyone directly. So we commit suicide via farm machinery. That's why I own a tractor and a backhoe. I know that sooner or later on of these infernal pieces of farm machinery is going to take off an arm or a leg and then I will lie in the field slowly bleeding to death with no one to help me. The upside is that everyone will then be dead to me because of the further upside that I am dead too.

talkertopc: Brick-House: News Flash -- We're all going to die.

Probably but who knows what medicine might make possible in a few decades.


I keep telling everyone I know to get cremated because if they can bring the wooly mammoth back from the dead they will one day bring you back from the dead if they can get their greedy little hands on your DNA. Don't let them. One life is enough. Hell, one life is more than enough. That's why I moved to the country.
 
2013-07-25 07:31:50 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: I want to live out in the country because it's "safer"... is a code used by white people.

/I really want to live out in the country though...


Done in one.
 
2013-07-25 07:32:37 PM

Pichu0102: If you live out in the country while wealthy, you're probably setting yourself up as a murder mystery victim. Or perp in some cases.


In a lot of places in the country, you have to be wealthy to live.  A poor person can't afford to buy and maintain a section of land, horses, etc.
 
2013-07-25 07:34:24 PM
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2013-07-25 07:36:18 PM

uber humper: Pichu0102: If you live out in the country while wealthy, you're probably setting yourself up as a murder mystery victim. Or perp in some cases.

In a lot of places in the country, you have to be wealthy to live.  A poor person can't afford to buy and maintain a section of land, horses, etc.


Or the gas to get to work 45 minutes away, not to mention the long distances to everything else.
 
2013-07-25 07:41:30 PM

meat0918: uber humper: Pichu0102: If you live out in the country while wealthy, you're probably setting yourself up as a murder mystery victim. Or perp in some cases.

In a lot of places in the country, you have to be wealthy to live.  A poor person can't afford to buy and maintain a section of land, horses, etc.

Or the gas to get to work 45 minutes away, not to mention the long distances to everything else.


It helps to be location independent.  I think more people will be de-centralizing in the future.

I'd say most people who live in the 'country' are no further than 20-30 minutes from a town.  Large plots of land flank all cities.
 
2013-07-25 07:44:53 PM

berylman: Smeggy Smurf: Fewer gang bangers in the country. Out there in the sticks those kinds aren't welcome
I doubt anyone actually read it but the study actually addresses racial composition.The paper reported that rural counties with the highest percentage of black inhabitants showed a significantly lower risk of death from injury, compared with rural counties with the lowest percentage of black inhabitants.When it comes to what the study called the "protective" effect of black residents in rural areas, the authors said the factor needs more research. But they suggested that possible causes may include the relatively low suicide rate among African-Americans, and the location farther from highways of some historically black rural neighborhoods, which may decrease the rate of traffic accidents.  Make your own interpretation.


You never hear a rural black guy say "hold my beer and watch this".  Stupid drunken antics are the bane of the rural cracker
 
2013-07-25 07:49:30 PM

meat0918: Pray 4 Mojo: I want to live out in the country because it's "safer"... is a code used by white people.

/I really want to live out in the country though...

Done in one.


That's my first ever "done in one".

/Yay me?
 
2013-07-25 07:49:56 PM
I moved away from the city mostly because I hate people.  And traffic, and lines, and hipsters.  There was a lot of each of those things in Austin.  I loved it when I was younger.  I grew to despise it.
 
2013-07-25 07:52:38 PM
That's a relief. I thought I was never going to die.
 
2013-07-25 07:55:46 PM

Smeggy Smurf: berylman: Smeggy Smurf: Fewer gang bangers in the country. Out there in the sticks those kinds aren't welcome
I doubt anyone actually read it but the study actually addresses racial composition.The paper reported that rural counties with the highest percentage of black inhabitants showed a significantly lower risk of death from injury, compared with rural counties with the lowest percentage of black inhabitants.When it comes to what the study called the "protective" effect of black residents in rural areas, the authors said the factor needs more research. But they suggested that possible causes may include the relatively low suicide rate among African-Americans, and the location farther from highways of some historically black rural neighborhoods, which may decrease the rate of traffic accidents.  Make your own interpretation.

You never hear a rural black guy say "hold my beer and watch this".  Stupid drunken antics are the bane of the rural cracker


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/now you can say you've seen it all
 
2013-07-25 07:59:21 PM

My Eyes Are Up Here: FreetardoRivera: Atomic Spunk: Actually, no matter your race, level of education, or where you choose to live, you will die. We all will.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

derp

Are you derping the indisputable truth that we're all going to die?  Or is this some sort of odd single-word outburst that you are unable to contain?


Is Atomic Spunk your alt?
 
2013-07-25 08:00:51 PM
Speaking as someone who grew up in the sticks among people of every demographic mentioned, this article deserves an 'Obvious' tag. It should be readily apparent why all of these things are true. The death rate per mile driven on rural roads is much higher than in the city just because there isn't any traffic around so you can fly around those blind curves on poorly lit roads like a race car driver only to get sent to your ultimate fate when Bambi jumps right in front of you and you both end up splattered against a 200 year old oak tree down a steep embankment where nobody finds you for 5 hours. Happens all the time.

Do you know the reason why rich rural people get killed in accidents more often than city people? It is simple - they can afford the really cool shiat: ATV's, boats, hobby tractors, jet skis, giant trucks with lift kits, horses, guns and lots of fireworks. I have known people that have been killed or critically injured by every one of those things but what is the point of life if you can't have those?

The racial angle is easy to explain as well. Black people generally don't participate in most extreme outdoor sports activities even in rural areas. You generally won't see them cruising around on an ATV or Jet-ski or setting off into the woods for some high-risk, nebulous adventure. I guess they have the advantage on the risk-management angle but it still doesn't sound very fulfilling to me.
 
2013-07-25 08:04:50 PM
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2013-07-25 08:11:25 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Pray 4 Mojo: I want to live out in the country because it's "safer"... is a code used by white people.

/I really want to live out in the country though...

Fewer gang bangers in the country.  Out there in the sticks those kinds aren't welcome


Random meth killings out in the sticks are random. Not much random violence in cities.

Not to mention hunting accidents-- like getting shot in your driveway.
 
2013-07-25 08:13:29 PM

meat0918: uber humper: Pichu0102: If you live out in the country while wealthy, you're probably setting yourself up as a murder mystery victim. Or perp in some cases.

In a lot of places in the country, you have to be wealthy to live.  A poor person can't afford to buy and maintain a section of land, horses, etc.

Or the gas to get to work 45 minutes away, not to mention the long distances to everything else.


Wealthy?! A house costs $65K in the sticks. That is less than a decent car.
 
2013-07-25 08:14:59 PM
hurry up and legalize meth so that walter can support skyler better. jheesh.
 
2013-07-25 08:15:40 PM

filter: That is less than a decent car.


diaf
 
2013-07-25 08:18:06 PM

maverickpace: Speaking as someone who grew up in the sticks among people of every demographic mentioned, this article deserves an 'Obvious' tag. It should be readily apparent why all of these things are true. The death rate per mile driven on rural roads is much higher than in the city just because there isn't any traffic around so you can fly around those blind curves on poorly lit roads like a race car driver only to get sent to your ultimate fate when Bambi jumps right in front of you and you both end up splattered against a 200 year old oak tree down a steep embankment where nobody finds you for 5 hours. Happens all the time.

Do you know the reason why rich rural people get killed in accidents more often than city people? It is simple - they can afford the really cool shiat: ATV's, boats, hobby tractors, jet skis, giant trucks with lift kits, horses, guns and lots of fireworks. I have known people that have been killed or critically injured by every one of those things but what is the point of life if you can't have those?

The racial angle is easy to explain as well. Black people generally don't participate in most extreme outdoor sports activities even in rural areas. You generally won't see them cruising around on an ATV or Jet-ski or setting off into the woods for some high-risk, nebulous adventure. I guess they have the advantage on the risk-management angle but it still doesn't sound very fulfilling to me.


Yep and yep. I agree with everything you've written (and I think you may have set a tangential bullseye record).
 
2013-07-25 08:18:26 PM

Krieghund: Smeggy Smurf: Fewer gang bangers in the country. Out there in the sticks those kinds aren't welcome

I know you're making a funny, but rural areas have plenty of problems with drugs, gangs, and crime. The drugs might be meth or pot and the gangs might be Mexicans or rednecks, but you're just as dead if a good ole boy shoots you for wandering across his grow.


That's like my in-laws saying living in the suburbs is "safer" than living downtown, ignoring the 16 year old kids in gangs selling coke in front of the 7-11 and throwing molotov cocktails into each others houses (they were actually doing this for a while in my town).
 
2013-07-25 08:26:57 PM

filter: meat0918: uber humper: Pichu0102: If you live out in the country while wealthy, you're probably setting yourself up as a murder mystery victim. Or perp in some cases.

In a lot of places in the country, you have to be wealthy to live.  A poor person can't afford to buy and maintain a section of land, horses, etc.

Or the gas to get to work 45 minutes away, not to mention the long distances to everything else.

Wealthy?! A house costs $65K in the sticks. That is less than a decent car.


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2013-07-25 08:29:47 PM
maverickpace: I think you nailed it down quite well there. In fact, you may want to contact the study creators just to better inform them what is what....although it would be anecdotal and unscientific.
 
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