Bigger risk: Serial killer or spouse?
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Yes, some of you got it right, the most likely to kill you is the police in USA, (part of government): By "accidents", like chasing thousands of mostly youth into trees, houses or telephone poles, or simply just rolling with the car and falling out, getting crushed, and then there is the "suspect" simply pulling out his cell phone to call his attorney, and somehow he winds up dead, because it "looked Like a Gun(they forgot to read the constitution about punishment and proof) (now most cell phones have lost the little 2 inch antenna, so I wonder how long that excuse can last (in court), and then we have all the injured people caused by police in just about any situation, many resulting in death--all in all about 10,000 a year. It will take at least 100 years to match that from lightening and bears, although as a member of the airplane crash commission in a country in EU, I did investigate a couple of incidents where lightening had struck the fighter, and they did land safely, but with some stange"weldings" inside even in the fuel tanks, and the electronics (my stuff) was completely lost., But it really did not bother me here for 40 years, since I used to fly for about $ 50,000 a year.
So let us get back to investigating "the real problem" before we have an Egypt here--like the start in Wisconsin! I have been in several hundred of the biggest food and drink plants (getting to know the regular people) and do not think that things are as wonderful as some like to think! Let is make this country better than any country in EU-----! It will not be in my lifetime!
Interesting bastardization of statistical analysis. When the author wants to make the case that lightning is more likely to kill you than a bear, it's down to sheer # of people killed, not people killed per lightning strike. Wouldn't it be more accurate to count # people killed/# lightning strikes and compare that to # people killed/number of person-bear encounters? Oh wait, that's harder to do.
And what about the spouse/serial killer piece...3, or even 6 or 10 times more people are killed by their spouses in a year than by serial killers? But what about on a per-interaction or per-murder opportunity basis? Given the vast # of spouses (or spice if you like ) in the country, the relative chance of being killed by your spouse is tiny.
Interesting that they pointed out these kind of discrepancies in the dog/snake and bus/train comparisons...kinda like pick-and-choose, don't you think?
Heaven help you if your spouse is murdered in the home and you can't provide an ironclad alibi.
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