Here is a little chart I put together listing numbers of deaths by various, sometimes surprising causes:
|Cause of Death||Annual||Source|
|Islamic jihadist immigrants||2|
|All Islamic terrorists (incl. US citizens)||9|
|Crushed by vending machines falling over||10||source|
|Falling coconuts on beaches||150|
|Hit by a bus||264|
|Falling out of bed||450|
|Opioid drug overdoses||50000||source|
I agree that some of these are less than serious, and when I researched them individually I found various discrepancies. For instance, I could not tell whether the number of people choking themselves while masturbating (autoerotic asphyxiation) is a world-wide or US statistic.
Then there are the lawnmowers, those vicious killers. I just could not believe that number, but as I researched, I found that lawnmower deaths are mostly due to rolling over into ponds and creeks, and drowning in the process. Some are due to riding the lawnmowers on streets and being run over by cars.
But my point actually is that our president has us all frothing at the mouth about evil terrorists coming into the United States and killing us. The entire nation is debating what we should do about those terrorists, and we are spending massive amounts of time talking about it in the national media. The courts are choked with it, all the way to the Supreme Court. With a partial ban in place, immigration facilities at airports are affected, needing manpower. Let alone all the lawsuits that will be filed on behalf of people who think they were wronged. This entire frenzy was created by a single, obsessed man, who has used this as a vehicle to gain power and to aggrandize himself.
If we really wanted to save American lives, making Americans safer, we should think about some of the other causes of death in the chart above.
For instance, we used to have a problem with lawn darts:
Over a period of eight years, lawn darts had sent 6,100 people to the emergency room. 81% of those cases involved children 15 or younger, and half of those were 10 or younger. The majority of injuries were to the head, face, eyes or ears, and many had led to permanent injury or disability.
Wow, we were able to make America safer by banning lawn darts! Now those 6,100 people over 8 years, or 762 a year, are no longer getting injured.
How about we ban latex balloons! It will save five children a year from choking to death. Let’s create a frenzy about that! Those evil balloon makers!
If President Trump and all our politicians were REALLY concerned with the health and safety of Americans, they would work on solutions to the opioid abuse epidemic we are dealing with in the United States right now. But they are not talking about that.
Trump does not care one bit about the health and safety of Americans. He cares about himself, and himself only. And his actions and inactions show that loud and clear.
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>>If President Trump and all our politicians were REALLY concerned with the health and safety of Americans
Or keep firearms out of the hand of toddlers…
Common sense is not that common. But this is now a world of absurd, squared.
A brilliant list and the sort of information that needs to have wide coverage.
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