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#209205 - 01/17/12 12:14 PM Too many guns???
Ma_Republican Offline
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(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171


Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services.


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Now think about this:
Guns


(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000.
(Yes, that's 80 million)

(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups is 1,500.
(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .0000188
Statistics courtesy of FBI


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So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
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Remember, 'Guns don't kill people, doctors do.'
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FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT Almost everyone has at least one doctor. This means you are over 9,000 times more likely to be killed by a doctor as by a gun owner!!!
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Please alert your friends to this alarming threat.

We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!!!!!
Out of concern for the public at large, we withheld the statistics on lawyers
For fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention!

(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171
Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services.




ROTFMOL ROTFMOLROTFMOL ROTFMOLROTFMOL ROTFMOL


Edited by Ma_Republican (01/17/12 12:20 PM)
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#209209 - 01/17/12 12:38 PM Re: Too many guns??? [Re: Ma_Republican]
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What about cat owners. How do they figure in to all this?
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#209210 - 01/17/12 12:42 PM Re: Too many guns??? [Re: Ma_Republican]
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Originally Posted By: Ma_Republican

(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.

(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.

So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

Remember, 'Guns don't kill people, doctors do.'

I've known that for years. That is why I avoid the butchers with their poisons and knives like the plague [oops!].

Perhaps the solution is to gather all the "doctors" and all the gun-owners together for one big party, with plenty of booze flowing -- particularly for the gun-owners. · · wink
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#209214 - 01/17/12 01:04 PM Re: Too many guns??? [Re: Ma_Republican]
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Originally Posted By: Ma_Republican
(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171

Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services.


Makes one wonder why is it that the United States spends more on medical care per person than any country when there are so many deaths caused by the American health care system and its incompetent physicians.

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#209217 - 01/17/12 01:23 PM Re: Too many guns??? [Re: Bill Cravener]
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Originally Posted By: Bill Cravener

Makes one wonder why is it that the United States spends more on medical care per person than any country when there are so many deaths caused by the American health care system and its incompetent physicians.

Yes, indeed, I wonder about that, too. How refreshing to find another American who is also capable of wondering about the obvious.

I have some opinions on the matter, and those opinions should be obvious. However, I will not go into them, since some people will insist that I waste my time scurrying around the internet to gather articles supporting obvious facts which, I suspect are, in fact, already obvious to them.
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#209218 - 01/17/12 01:26 PM Re: Too many guns??? [Re: Bill Cravener]
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Sometimes meaningless statistics and nonsequiturs can be so much fun!

Other times...
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#209224 - 01/17/12 02:04 PM Re: Too many guns??? [Re: logtroll]
Ma_Republican Offline
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Originally Posted By: logtroll
Sometimes meaningless statistics and nonsequiturs can be so much fun!

Other times...


Yeah, I agree, It's all fun and games until your doctor kills you. That always pisses me off.
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#209228 - 01/17/12 02:21 PM Re: Too many guns??? [Re: Ma_Republican]
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"(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000.
(Yes, that's 80 million)" ...extract from post

What's interesting about this number is it's the last stat I read on how many Americans are on antidepressants. / : |

I know one thing for sure, if and when our societal construct collapses America is going to go out as an extended, our worst ever, uber noisy, 4th of July night 'celebration'. OUCH!

With reference to the 120,000 physician related deaths, there's another statistic that raises the death toll towards 300,000 per annum due to hospital errors in terms of nurses adminstering the wrong medication to inpatients, deadlier infections related to extended hospital stays etc.; I.E., MRSA et al. which requires the hospitals to isolate recovering patients in quarantine from the general population. The most dangerous place to visit or have a stay of either a short or lengthy nature is a hospital complex.

http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/news/080401_mrsa

Carl Nemo **==



Edited by Carl Nemo (01/17/12 02:49 PM)

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#209229 - 01/17/12 02:26 PM Re: Too many guns??? [Re: Ma_Republican]
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Originally Posted By: Ma_Republican
Originally Posted By: logtroll
Sometimes meaningless statistics and nonsequiturs can be so much fun!

Other times...


Yeah, I agree, It's all fun and games until your doctor kills you. That always pisses me off.


Apparently Docs don't use guns to kill patients, else the gun death stats would be higher.
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#209230 - 01/17/12 02:29 PM Re: Too many guns??? [Re: Ma_Republican]
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how many armed physicians are out there? what about those statistics?
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