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With the latest “scare” over increased terrorism in the US, this graphic provides a bit of reality. Overall, you are 3,000 times more likely to die from a preventable event in the US than from a terrorist attack. That’s right, 3,000 times.
If you really want to be scared, be scared of heart disease. You’re 1,000 times more likely to die of heart disease than terrorism.
You’re 50 times more likely to eat yourself to death than to be a victim of terrorism. After the Nathan’s hotdog eating contest and supersizing, it’s not all that surprising…
Here’s the kicker: you’re 60 times more likely to kill yourself than to be killed by terrorism. That’s right, it’s more likely that you’ll do the deed yourself.
So, the next time someone tries to scare you with the big, mean, evil-doers, just think about: donuts, cheeseburgers, butter, pizzas, cigarettes, depression, etc. – they’re far more likely to kill you than any terrorist.
And a thought, just a thought. If we’re so concerned with preserving human life (particularly human life in christian democratic countries) shouldn’t we be spending most of our resources to reduce that preventable 10 million person loss rather than chase the phantom of terrorism?
We should be ashamed, the terrorists have won because as a nation we’re preoccupied (nee’, terrorized) by their actions. Pitiful. Tweet