Tag: deaths

Number of swine flu deaths versus other kinds of deaths

| October 29, 2009 | 1 Reply
Number of swine flu deaths versus other kinds of deaths

How many Americans have died from swine flu compared to deaths from other major causes of deaths. This chart will surprise a lot of people. I checked out some of the stats with reputable sources and they seem legit.

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Highway sign of the day

| August 2, 2008 | Reply
Highway sign of the day

This seems to be a command, along with consequences for not obeying the command. Several of these signs are located on U.S. Highway 55, in south St. Louis, Missouri. While I’m making fun of the wording of this sign, I’m not trying to make light of the injuries suffered by highway construction workers. According to […]

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The recipe for religion gone bad

| April 6, 2008 | Reply
The recipe for religion gone bad

In “The Death of Conscience (Part One),” (Free Inquiry, April/May 2008 –not available online) Shadia B. Drury makes it clear that not all religion is bad.  She recognizes the religious backdrop to the successful efforts to repeal slavery, to promote civil rights and to create the Red Cross. “As these examples show, religion cannot simply […]

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What in the world is going on? Check the World Clock.

| February 25, 2008 | Reply
What in the world is going on? Check the World Clock.

This fellow claims to have lots of important statistics displayed on a big real-time dashboard.   Assuming his data to be accurate (I don’t have any reason to dispute it), it’s especially interesting to hit the “Now” button to reset this “World Clock,” then to watch the numbers grow from zero.   Though I’ve often discussed world […]

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Ralph Nader’s open letter to President Bush regarding the needless deaths of 58,000 Americans every year.

| February 16, 2008 | Reply
Ralph Nader’s open letter to President Bush regarding the needless deaths of 58,000 Americans every year.

Ralph Nader recently sent a pointed letter to President Bush.   The letter concerned a annual national tragedy of 58,000 of needless workplace deaths.  Here is an excerpt (from Common Dreams): Dear President Bush: I was listening to your address before the self-described Conservative Political Action Committee gathering in Washington, D.C. last week, while reviewing materials […]

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The futility of the “war on drugs”

| December 13, 2007 | 3 Replies
The futility of the “war on drugs”

If you would like to review the sad details of this lost “war,” visit Rolling Stone’s recent article, “How America Lost the War on Drugs.” Thanks to new research, U.S. policy-makers knew with increasing certainty what would work and what wouldn’t. The tragedy of the War on Drugs is that this knowledge hasn’t been heeded. […]

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The killing fields of Iraq

| September 17, 2007 | 1 Reply
The killing fields of Iraq

According to this article in Alternet, a British polling firm has concluded that “1.2 million Iraqis have met violent deaths since the 2003 invasion.”  More disturbing, Americans have no idea that their invasion has caused such misery and, for the most part, the American media doesn’t care about reporting these tragic numbers. Field workers asked […]

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When Mistakes Turn Tragic

| August 30, 2007 | 6 Replies
When Mistakes Turn Tragic

What happens when you forget to mention something important to your spouse? When you are running late or distracted, for any number of reasons? Bills get paid late because you forgot to ask him to mail them, Johnny misses soccer practice because you forgot to tell Dad he needed to be there by 5, nothing […]

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Eight ways to allow 3,000 people to die: a lesson in moral clarity

| January 10, 2007 | 17 Replies
Eight ways to allow 3,000 people to die: a lesson in moral clarity

President Bush is going to send more than 20,000 more troops into Iraq and spend billions of more dollars to carry on a hideous war. Why?  To protect Americans from terrorists, he tells us.  Bush convinced Americans to invade Iraq by accusing Iraq of being responsible for the 9/11 attacks that killed 3,000 Americans.  This […]

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