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posted on Nov, 14 2006 @ 06:49 PM
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Doctors:
(A) The number of doctors in the U.S. is 700,000
(B) Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year are 120,000
(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 17.14%. Statistics courtesy of the U.S.Dept of Health &Human Services

Gun Owners:
(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000 (yes that's 80 million)
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500
(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.001875%. Statistics courtesy of the FBI

Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

Remember, guns don't kill people, doctors do.

FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR.

Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!!!

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Out of concern for the public at large, I have withheld statistics on lawyers for fear the shock would cause
people to panic and seek medical attention.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Source

So remember, guns don't kill people, doctors do




posted on Nov, 14 2006 @ 07:26 PM
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Also take into account that most people go to the doctor when something is wrong. Not all illnesses can be cured.

Can't these statistics simply indicate people in the USA are fairly safe with guns?

If you just look at the number of deaths per physician every year and attribute it to the doctors, shouldn't oncologists be in jail? The truth of the matter is, doctors are just human beings, just like you, can/do make mistakes, and can't solve all problems. Face it. That's reality.

Do I wish none of the patient I work with ever died? ABSOLUTELY!
Will that ever happen? NO!

Sorry to burst your bubble, but doctors aren't gods, as much as some try to make you think so. It's just a response to people treating us like gods =(.

Mariella



posted on Nov, 14 2006 @ 08:13 PM
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Could we see a couple more statistics please?

The Number of Non-Accidental Gun Deaths per Year

vs.

The Number of Non-Accidental, Physician-Induced Deaths per Year


Then just for fun we could send all the gun owners to doctors! Per MrM, that might make the world a safer place for everyone, statistically speaking.


[edit on 14-11-2006 by Bhadhidar]



posted on Nov, 14 2006 @ 08:22 PM
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Originally posted by bsl4doc
Also take into account that most people go to the doctor when something is wrong. Not all illnesses can be cured.

Can't these statistics simply indicate people in the USA are fairly safe with guns?

If you just look at the number of deaths per physician every year and attribute it to the doctors, shouldn't oncologists be in jail? The truth of the matter is, doctors are just human beings, just like you, can/do make mistakes, and can't solve all problems. Face it. That's reality.

Do I wish none of the patient I work with ever died? ABSOLUTELY!
Will that ever happen? NO!

Sorry to burst your bubble, but doctors aren't gods, as much as some try to make you think so. It's just a response to people treating us like gods =(.

Mariella



It is the most excellent thing for the doctors to understand they aren't god... too bad all their patients think they are miracle workers.. and therefore give them a god persona



posted on Nov, 14 2006 @ 08:25 PM
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Shut up. My dads a doctor and he hasn't killed anyone. So shut up. Every doctor I know has killed no one. I hate these people. Doctor haters!! (Rs?)


Why do people ALWAYS blame doctors when someone they know dies? If some 100 year old lady dies guess who little retards blame? Doctors! So dumb.

PEOPLE are the reason doctors need insurance!

You are dumb to think it's doctors fault. Dumb-kins.



posted on Nov, 14 2006 @ 08:34 PM
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LOL

Sorry, the post above mine was WAY TOO FUNNY not to point and laugh at.

Dumb-kins? Who the HELL says that?

Anyway, to get on subject..

How many diseases have handguns treated?

Hmm.. now THAT is a subject worth looking into.



posted on Nov, 14 2006 @ 08:36 PM
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Originally posted by Human Defense
Shut up. My dads a doctor and he hasn't killed anyone. So shut up. Every doctor I know has killed no one. I hate these people. Doctor haters!! (Rs?)


Why do people ALWAYS blame doctors when someone they know dies? If some 100 year old lady dies guess who little retards blame? Doctors! So dumb.

PEOPLE are the reason doctors need insurance!

You are dumb to think it's doctors fault. Dumb-kins.


Oh I forgot Doctors aren't PEOPLE... lol

the problem is educated people want to make money off of ignorant people ...
this isn't news .... this is how the world works.
not only with doctors, ... but with teachers, scientists.. etc..

instead of educating people for free, and getting everyone to the same place.. we get to where we 'feel' comfortable and charge everyone else for all the work we did, ... without ever showing how we accomplished or understood
The world is greedy, people are self-righteous.. people are fearful... that someone else can take what they began to understand and understand it better..



posted on Nov, 14 2006 @ 08:48 PM
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My whole purpose in life is to make people laugh. I love when people point and laugh. Because they look silly too.


DOCTORS OWN ALL!!!!!!!!!!!! DOCTORS OWN YOU IN YOUR SLEEP!

But then again Doctors aren't people? How does that make any sense-kins?

The reason I say "kins" is because I try to make words cute. I also call my dog beebkins. So you can imagine my life. I call my cat creampuff-kins. Add kins to everything you say-kins! At the end of every sentence-kins!!!!


You want to know something scary?

In 1965 a man was murdered by a serial killer with no ear cartillage. The man who was murdered was found in his bed with his ears cut off and a knife pounded into his skull. When the police found him they gave him the death sentence. His ghost will visit you at exactly 3:13 in the morning whether you are awake or asleep and commit the same murder unless you post this in 2 articles or more. The more you post this, the less of your ear he will take to replace his own. If you are a doctor you are immune. The reason is because in 1972 they reexamined the body only to find that there was some evidence that a doctor was working on the man the previous night!



posted on Nov, 15 2006 @ 01:49 PM
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Originally posted by mrmonsoon

Doctors:
(A) The number of doctors in the U.S. is 700,000
(B) Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year are 120,000
(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 17.14%. Statistics courtesy of the U.S.Dept of Health &Human Services

Gun Owners:
(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000 (yes that's 80 million)
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500
(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.001875%. Statistics courtesy of the FBI


Don't know where you copied the stats from or where they copied the stats from, but the figures aren't what the FBI is saying. The average is 30,000 per year... 20 times the figure that you've found.
www.haciendapub.com...

www.msnbc.msn.com...

I think the stats on docs are also wrong, but don't have any sites.


FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR.


Not true. Many can't afford a doc and only go to hospitals, etc, when they are so badly ill that the chances of diagnosing and treating successfully are slim. extra DIV



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