Gun violence - Americans being killed by Americans, at work and at home
400 people per year, or about 5,000 people since the 9/11 attacks, are
gunned down in the place they work. Also, on average, there are
32 gun homicides each day in the U.S. (read).
Alzheimer's Disease and the Real Threat to Americans
- Alzheimer's killed 83,308 Americans in 2010 (read). Terrorism killed 0 Americans in 2010.
- The U.S. government spent about $0.5 billion on Alzheimer's and related dementia research in 2011 (read). The U.S. government spends about 2,000 times that amount on military and homeland security.
prescription painkillers kill an estimated 2 people every hour and send
40 more to emergency rooms with life-threatening overdoses (read).
If the government were truly concerned about the possibility of Americans getting killed, then what are they doing about the things that actually kill Americans - see above graph, plus these:
estimated 15,000 Medicare patients die each month in part because of
care they receive in the hospital, says a government study" (read)
- "Drivers distracted by talking or texting on cell phones killed an estimated 16,000 people from 2001 to 2007" (read)
Airport full-body scanners, invasive pat-downs and The REAL Threat to Americans
being told they may have to submit to either a full-body scan or
invasive pat-down before boarding a flight, otherwise they will not be
allowed to fly, will be fined, detained, and possible tried as a
terrorist (read). Obama stands by these controversial air security screening methods - saying body scans and pat-downs are necessary (read).
- 1) "Terrorists" are not likely to target airplanes
for an attack, given the security measures in place. Softer
targets such as airport parking garages, or baggage claim areas that
have no screening methods would be more likely targets. NASCAR
races, state fairs, football stadiums, among other places would be more
accessible if there were actually someone trying to kill
- 2) If the U.S. were really concerned about people
wanting to kill Americans here, they would stop bombing and killing
people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen and Somalia.
- The Department of
Homeland Security says full-body imaging is aimed at prevention. If so,
why do passengers on the 15,000 U.S. registered business aircraft
escape screening? (read).
We know why, because it's a hoax - a way to keep Americans scared so
they approve of endless wars, torture and the smashing of our civil
liberties, all the while the Pentagon and Homeland Security budgets get
inflated and a lot of rich people make even more money. As the
ACLU said, "You shouldn't have to check your rights when you check your
|*Sources (Figures based on 10 year estimates)
(1) Smoking related deaths: 443,000/year due to cigarette smoking (read) and 49,400/year due to second hand smoke (read). Note: an estimated 600,000 people worldwide die annually due to second hand smoke (read).
(2) Obesity related deaths: 300,000/year (read)
(3) Deaths from medical mistakes: 225,000/year (read)
(4) Deaths due to lack of health care: 101,000/year (read)
(5) Americans murdered by other Americans: 16,500/year (read)
(6) Drunk driving deaths: 11,773/year (read)
(7) Pedestrians killed by automobiles: 4,300/year (read)
(8) Deaths on Sept. 11 (read)
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More than gun control is needed to stop mass killing massacres in the U.S.
face a barrage of fantasy violence on TV, in the movies and on video
games, and our society seems to have become desensitized to
country is the world's most violent in terms of warfare on other
nations, thus violence is ingrained in our citizens as a means of
military is glamorized and people who choose a career in the armed
services are viewed as heroes. Behaving like your heroes includes
killing people you believe are your enemies.
particularly our youth, are cast aside by an American pop culture that
ridicules those who do not look and act a certain way. This
isolates people and creates intense resentment and a need to be
recognized in any way possible.
pressures are so severe, and rampant consumerism adds to this
pressure. Eventually, some people can't take it anymore and
decide to take out others who they feel contributed to their financial
are regularly told to fear Muslims from the Middle East. But, with the
exception of the Boston Marathon bombings, recent massacres in the U.S.
have been carried out by non-Muslim U.S citizens
New Mexico teen accused of family slaughter loved 'violent' video games, had no history of 'mental illness' (read).