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"One million ways to die"

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posted on Nov, 28 2007 @ 06:47 PM
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www.wired.com...

Sept. 11, 2001 was undoubtedly one of the darkest and deadliest days in United States history. Al-Qaida's attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center killed 2,976 people, and the country recoiled in horror as we witnessed the death of thousands of Americans when the towers fell.

In the five years since that shattering day, the government has spent billions on anti-terrorism projects, instituted a color-coded alert system that has never been green, banned fingernail clippers and water bottles from airplanes, launched a pre-emptive war on false pretenses, and advised citizens to stock up on duct tape and plastic sheeting.


Causes of death :



Driving off the road: 254,419
Falling: 146,542
Accidental poisoning: 140,327

Dying from work: 59,730
Walking down the street: 52,000.
Accidentally drowning: 38,302

Killed by the flu: 19,415
Dying from a hernia: 16,742

Accidental firing of a gun: 8,536
Electrocution: 5,171

Being shot by law enforcement: 3,949
Terrorism: 3147
Carbon monoxide in products: 1,554




posted on Nov, 28 2007 @ 07:55 PM
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You seem to have forgotten to include your commentary, there, pai mei .



Are you implying the relatively small number of deaths, on 9-11,

diminishes it's significance?



posted on Nov, 28 2007 @ 07:59 PM
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That's a lot of deaths compared to the 9-11 atacks.



There is a differnece though. 9-11 was on purpose and elaboralty orchrastraed by our government while the list names types of accidental deaths.



It's hard to imagine with so many people dieing each day that there are still more people being born then 'killed'.



posted on Nov, 28 2007 @ 08:09 PM
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I think the case is that they're including the wars in Iraq & Afganistan as 'terrorism'.

But i can't be sure until i know what those statistics are supposed to be representing.

Is it deaths world-wide?

American fatalities?

wikipedia entry?



posted on Nov, 29 2007 @ 05:33 PM
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I think they represent the deaths in US over a year



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