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Edge of Chaos is a political podcast starring Joe Ryan and Neurotoxin. Its aim is to have a free-flowing discussion of news and current events that also examines the empirical outcomes of public policy, avoiding biases based on ideology and policy intentions. Listener discretion is both advised and encouraged.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Some statistics

In response to a request for empirical statistics to back my stance that the scariest thing about terrorism is our incompetent government's apeshit response to it. These are for US Residents, from the National Safety Council:

– You are 17,600 times more likely to die from heart disease than from a terrorist attack

– You are 12,571 times more likely to die from cancer than from a terrorist attack

— You are 11,000 times more likely to die in an airplane accident than from a terrorist plot involving an airplane

— You are 1048 times more likely to die from a car accident than from a terrorist attack

–You are 404 times more likely to die in a fall than from a terrorist attack

— You are 87 times more likely to drown than die in a terrorist attack

– You are 13 times more likely to die in a railway accident than from a terrorist attack

–You are 12 times more likely to die from accidental suffocation in bed than from a terrorist attack

–You are 9 times more likely to choke to death on your own vomit than die in a terrorist attack

–YOU ARE 8 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE KILLED BY A POLICE OFFICER THAN A TERRORIST [My favorite.]

–You are 8 times more likely to die from accidental electrocution than from a terrorist attack

–You are 6 times more likely to die from hot weather than from a terrorist attack

-Toxin

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