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    Default Something to chew on....

    If you consider that there have been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theater of operations during the last 22 months and a total of 2112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000.

    The rate in Washington D.C. (among others) is 80.6 per 100,000.

    That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in the Nation's Capitol, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, than you are in Iraq.

    Conclusion: We should immediately pull out of Washington D.C.

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    Very good point. I'm packing my bags right now to head off to Iraq. :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz
    If you consider that there have been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theater of operations during the last 22 months and a total of 2112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000.

    The rate in Washington D.C. (among others) is 80.6 per 100,000.

    That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in the Nation's Capitol, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, than you are in Iraq.

    Conclusion: We should immediately pull out of Washington D.C.
    that is tru, funny, and sad all at the same time
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    careful there steve. lending liberals more credence for weapons banning. ;)
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    Cute. Sounds like one of those nice little urban myth soundbytes that one side or the other drums up for publicity. Problem: that 2112 death toll includes more than just shootings (crashes, accidents, etc.).

    Also, how is that math derived? Is this an annual figure? 2112/2 = 1056 per year. 1056/160000 = 0.0066. 0.0066 x (11/12 months) = 0.00605 = 60.5 per 10,000 or 605 per 100,000.

    Big difference.

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    It was intended to be tongue-in-cheek, relax everyone. Breathe deep...

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz
    It was intended to be tongue-in-cheek, relax everyone. Breathe deep...
    lmao

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    Thats pretty good. Is that a cut-and-paste or did you come up with that on your own?

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    Cut & paste off an email I got this morning.

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    Funny, but bad math. The real figures are 720 in Iraq vs 37 in DC, per annum in the same time period... the 80 per 100,000 per annum was for sometime in the early 90's.

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    Let's keep this in perspective. The vast majority of the gun related deaths in DC are in poor, drug infested areas, not areas that "normal" people would step foot in. Darwin's theory at it's finest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut
    Let's keep this in perspective. The vast majority of the gun related deaths in DC are in poor, drug infested areas, not areas that "normal" people would step foot in. Darwin's theory at it's finest.
    Very good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut
    Let's keep this in perspective. areas that "normal" people would step foot in.
    Iraq qualifies for that type of area, also. :D
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    IT'S GEORGE BUSH'S FAULT!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiquidSound
    IT'S GEORGE BUSH'S FAULT!!!!!!!

    Phew..I'm not sure what is his fault..but it is! Someone had to say it.
    sheesh. i'd say it's more my fault than anyone else's. america, blame me! perhaps i'll become a martyr of sorts. for whom? that is anyone's guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiquidSound
    IT'S GEORGE BUSH'S FAULT!!!!!!!
    I've got two words for you:

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    Bush the Post Turtle

    A 70-year-old Texas Rancher got his hand caught in a gate while working cattle. He wrapped the hand in his bandana and drove his pickup to the doctor. While suturing the laceration, the doctor asked the old man about George W. Bush being in the White House.

    The old Texan said, "Well, ya know, Bush is a 'Post Turtle.'"

    Not knowing what the old man meant, the doctor asked what a Post Turtle was.

    The old man looked at him and drawled, "When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a Post Turtle."

    The old man saw a puzzled look on the doctor's face, so he continued to explain:

    "You know he didn't get there by himself, he doesn't belong there, he can't get anything done while he's up there, and you just want to help the poor dumb bastard get down."

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    Point taken, we should have Kerry up there..as he's been to Viet Post. I hear he's very good at climbing with flip-flops.
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    AAaaand we've gone down into no-no territory. No politics guys.
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    Aww, but it would have been so entertaining! :D
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    Ibtl....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz
    Ibtl....
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    ibtl=In before thread lock.

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    Haha, gotcha.
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    Bush sucks Kerry sucks. Hey, Clinton was the worst. He actually had the gall to get a hummer!! I'm sick of f'ing politics. Everyone STFU.

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    Not you guys...everyone in general.

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    Im getting better!

    A political thread and, for once, I didnt post in it......um......nevermind.
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    Post turtle.....lol
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