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Causes of death in the US

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by 3000fps, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. 3000fps

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    Seems to me we should be more inclined to carry around a bottle of cholesterol medication, rather than a gun! :rofl:

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    Diseases of heart - 616,067
    Cancer - 562,875

    Homicide (at the bottom) - 18,361

    I find that very intriguing. I believe eating healthily is a lifestyle change, just how it's a lifestyle chance to CCW. I've lost 28 pounds so far and I'd like to get down to 180-190.
     
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    eracer Where's my EBT?

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    And firearm-related homicides are committed by a small percentage of the gun owners in this country.

    A fact the fear-mongering anti's are so quick to ignore.
     

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    True. I'm wondering in that above statistic what percentage of the "Homicide" includes justifiable homicide. Police shootings, self-defense etc.
     
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    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

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    Or some benadryl for insect stings. Statistically, we would be better off.
     
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    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

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    The FBI stats on homicide do include justifiable homicides, if the individual departments report them (and they are supposed to).
     
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    I see many obese (not just overweight, but obese) gun owners. It seems if you value your life enough to carry a gun and learn to use it effectively, you would also realize what is more likely to kill you...
     
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    Probably just their way of food prepping for when the SHTF
     
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    I think the mentality is it's the principle of letting another human being do harm to you, rather than a disease.

    Speculating here since I'm far from obese, and work out religiously.
     
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    I wonder where vehicle deaths stack up on that list.







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    I guess no one can steal it from them if that is their strategy...oh wait, what's this "cannibalism in SHTF" thread in GNG now? Looks like they'll have to find a new strategy.
     
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    Did you know that in 2001, you were more likely to die of choking to death than to die in a terrorist attack?

    This information was in one of my school textbooks. I don't remember if it narrowed it down to September. Based on that information, do you think that the budget for the war on terror is based on a graphically illustrated fear, or a rational, statistical analysis of cost vs. reward?

    It seems to me as if society tends to me more emotional than rational. I'm not under any circumstance undermining the significance of the event, just pointing out a statistical fact for perspective. We could all learn to eat well, but people slowly withdrawing from society as their health declines until their death is much less graphic than a murder scene splashed across the television during the evening news. What are the real, statistical costs of violent crimes vs. the costs of poor lifestyle choices resulting in poor health?

    I see a situation where we pay more attention to a situation that is less likely to occur while ignoring other potential issues because they aren't nearly so flashy.

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    There seem to be a lot of obese preppers, at least on the shows. Maybe in their mind, its a survival strategy, like bears bulking up before the winter. I don't know.
     
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    Lots of lard asses in the USA. Diabetes, heart disease, strokes, etc.

    Fat kills, but before it does, it wrecks your knees.

    Those obese preppers forgot the cardio rule.
     
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    I believe this,

    5. Accidents (unintentional injuries) 123,706

    :dunno:
     
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    That was just a way for the indoctrination centers to downplay mass murder by Muslim extremists.
     
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    I do carry some emergency Aspirin. If someone is having a heart attack, powdered Aspirin (or ANY Aspirin) is what the emergency crews administer. Can save a life.
     
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    Does this mean I can't dunk my cheese in butter anymore ?
     
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    what i find most interesting about those statistics is how our society focusses on so many "causes" that statistically do not move the needle. All the while our society is largely ignoring those that top the list.

    i guess since we can greatly reduce our risks of the top reasons for death by our own behavior that falls to the bottom of the social outrage since government is not needed for it.

    read our headlines and you would be lead to believe people are dying from hunger - no one is here. or aides -- small perccentage. gun fire - a rounding error in the overall scheme. et al the popularized causes of death
     
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    here in the land of cheese beer and brats, WI, butter burgers are popular. a dollop of butter is plopped on your burger when it comes off the grill and the butter melts all over the beef. have to say it is quite satisfying. just dont order it with a cheese burger -- the cheese insulates too well and the butter doesnt always melt.