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MikeAqua
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  #2071149 10-Aug-2018 10:49
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SaltyNZ:

 

MikeAqua: Americans wishing to avoid a sudden death should ... avoid eating in the bath.

 



Ah, crap. I suppose you think I should eat more broccoli, too, eh?

 

 

I don't think so - that stuff is very chokey





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  #2071162 10-Aug-2018 11:05
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SaltyNZ:

 

MikeAqua: Americans wishing to avoid a sudden death should ... avoid eating in the bath.

 

 

 



Ah, crap. I suppose you think I should eat more broccoli, too, eh?

 

 

No it's the devils food. tongue-out


 
 
 
 


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  #2071169 10-Aug-2018 11:16
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MikeAqua: While I don't dispute the overall message of those figures .... 911 would push a 20 year mean for deaths by Jihad to >150.


That said - the figures mainly suggest that Americans wishing to avoid a sudden death should eat and bathe more carefully and in particular avoid eating in the bath.


 



Actually the number does include 9/11, but it's divided by the number of years.

If it wasn't for 9/11 the number would have been even smaller.

It hard to say if the Las Vegas shooting, which isn't in the numbers, is the act of a right-wing extremist. For now it seems like the lone gunman is just a nut.

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  #2071183 10-Aug-2018 11:31
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kingdragonfly: Actually the number does include 9/11, but it's divided by the number of years.

If it wasn't for 9/11 the number would have been even smaller.

It hard to say if the Las Vegas shooting, which isn't in the numbers, is the act of a right-wing extremist. For now it seems like the lone gunman is just a nut.

 

I'm confused - the number's are posited as annualised figures from a 10 year period.  9/11 was in 2001 (i.e. 17 years ago). 9/11 killed 3,000 people.  3,000 people divided by 20 years is a mean of 150 per year.  If they are using medians, I could understand, although i'd question the use of a median to analyse episodic data.

 

Edit: In the primary source the probability data (chance of dying in a particular way in a given year) included 9/11, but that isn't the data in the table you pasted.  You posted annualised actual deaths, not probability.

 

 





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  #2071189 10-Aug-2018 11:43
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The numbers would look even more stark if you included some more obviously dangerous things like driving. Around 300 people die on the roads just in New Zealand every year. On a simple proportional scale that means about 22,000 people in the US.





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  #2071244 10-Aug-2018 12:37
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SaltyNZ:

 

The numbers would look even more stark if you included some more obviously dangerous things like driving. Around 300 people die on the roads just in New Zealand every year. On a simple proportional scale that means about 22,000 people in the US.

 

 

34,000

 

But, they have a slightly less-bad death per billion km rate than we do.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_traffic-related_death_rate

 

 





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  #2071386 10-Aug-2018 15:12
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Trump's Week of Corruption Scandals
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  #2071387 10-Aug-2018 15:15
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His wife's family received American citizenship today, after being sponsored to a Green Card by their daughter - using the same chain migration law Trump wants to remove. Because hipocrisy is not for the rich or powerful.





 

 

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  #2071407 10-Aug-2018 15:42
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Donald Trump Jr joins backlash against Alex Jones, Infowars 'purge'

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  #2071442 10-Aug-2018 16:43
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At the Manafort trial, the defense has been stopped from questioning Gates about evidence related to Trump campaign finance because it potentially uncovered “substantive evidence” relating to the ongoing (Mueller) investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

 

This case is about Manafort not declaring income for tax - where the money came from (Russia / Ukraine) and what he did with it ($15,000 ostrich jackets etc) isn't the issue.

 

The alleged crimes he's on trial for predate Trump's 2016 campaign - so more is coming.

 

The noose is tightening. 


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  #2071449 10-Aug-2018 17:00
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freitasm:

 

His wife's family received American citizenship today, after being sponsored to a Green Card by their daughter - using the same chain migration law Trump wants to remove. Because hipocrisy is not for the rich or powerful.

 

 

Being the girlfriend of Trump must have influenced the decision of how the evil Melania got her visa.  She was granted an "EB1" - aka an "Einstein Visa", reserved for people extraordinary in their field.  She was pretty, and an ordinary but not very successful model, with no exceptional talent.  She lied about having "a degree in design and architecture" - deleted the website when questioned - but it's still on the wayback machine web archive.

 

There seems to be a common delusion that she's a "victim" or the "good cop" against Trump's "bad cop" tough guy image.

 

Not true IMO - she's a very nasty person.  The "I really don't care do u?" jacket, the "birther" interview:

 


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  #2071490 10-Aug-2018 19:16
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I wonder if Trump kept the box she was delivered in, for his next future ex-wife.

I guess she won't be wearing her "do I look like I care" jacket for Donald Trump Junior's weekly federal prison visitation time


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  #2071504 10-Aug-2018 20:07
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Mike Pence Tries To Make Space Force Sound Less Dumb

As former President Kennedy said "We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they distract from Robert Mueller"


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  #2071710 11-Aug-2018 12:02
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  #2071723 11-Aug-2018 13:14
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History repeating itself.


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