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Jeff Timm
June 17, 2005, 03:27 PM
Subject:
Iraq vs. DC
From:
sscherme@adelphia.net (Skid/Jos)
Date:
Wed, 15 Jun 2005 19:30:02 PDT
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There have been an average of 160,000 troops in theater (IRAQ) during the
last 22 months, which has a firearm death rate of *60* per *100,000*.

The rate in Washington D.C. is *80.6* per *100,000*.

That means that you are 25% more likely to be shot and killed in our 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.

From: http://www.livejournal.com/users/joelrosenberg/

Geoff
Who likes the IPSC competitors too! :evil:

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TallPine
June 17, 2005, 03:30 PM
Well, you ain't gonna catch me in the District of Conspiracy :p

TallkeephonkingI'mreloadingPine

jefnvk
June 17, 2005, 03:53 PM
I've seen this before.

There is also the fact that there were more people shot in Detroit in one of the months than in Iraq.

Wiley
June 17, 2005, 05:41 PM
If we pulled out of DC wouldn't that be concidered premature evacuation?

Lone_Gunman
June 17, 2005, 05:58 PM
Whats the death rate in DC for law-abiding, non-drug using Americans just going about their daily lives?

Whats the death rate for soldiers in Iraq?

Those are the numbers that need to be compared.

MrTuffPaws
June 17, 2005, 06:05 PM
The current death rate in Iraq is growing, again.

http://cryptome.org/mil-dead-iqw.htm

This also does not address the amount of wounded that we suffer from Iraq, which is far greater than the number of dead.

If we did not have the body armor that we have, our death rate would be much much higer.

Cosmoline
June 17, 2005, 06:49 PM
The DC rate doesn't include injuries either.

Lone_Gunman
June 17, 2005, 06:53 PM
The soldiers in Iraq are wearing body armor, none of the gang bangers in DC are.

If the DC gangbangers wore the same body armor, the death rate their would be very low.

Derby FALs
June 17, 2005, 06:57 PM
This also does not address the amount of wounded that we suffer from Iraq, which is far greater than the number of dead.

Soldiers are survivng injuries that would have been fatal a few years ago.

Brain injuries lead Iraq war injuries (http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20040721-030507-2465r)

Body armor saves lives, but explosions still leave hideous injuries (http://www.freep.com/news/nw/war10e_20050610.htm)

Add insult to injury...

Some wounded soldiers back from Iraq are having to pay for meals at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2005/01/27/walter_reed/index_np.html)

Crosshair
June 17, 2005, 06:59 PM
If the terrorists knew how to shoot, they would be even higher as well. I talked with some people who where in Iraq and he said that the best that many of them can do is spray bullets in the general direction of them.

The Rabbi
June 17, 2005, 07:46 PM
Actually the Federal government always seemed like a good place for an evacuation.

Art Eatman
June 17, 2005, 09:56 PM
We've done this before, and it wasn't that OnTopic then...

:), Art

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