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  •  Focusing on deaths alone is not the appropriate (2+ / 0-)
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    Be Skeptical, lyvwyr101

    metric. Hundreds more were wounded in Boston for example, including a number of amputations and of course, they wanted to kill more people. The Underwear bomber, for example, didn't kill anyone, but it's no laughing matter to light anything, even your underwear, on fire on commercial airline. Most anti abortion terrorism isn't harmful to anyone, it usually involves attacks on clinics when no one is there, but I doubt anyone here would take a Kossack to task for righting about the horror of anti abortion terrorism, which it clearly is.

    •  Even if we took injuries into account (0+ / 0-)

      the number of people actually killed by, say, diseases or gun violence rapidly outweighs terrorism.  

      You started to come up with a good counter argument but then you got tired half way through.  

      "Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal."

      by sujigu on Mon May 06, 2013 at 06:56:29 PM PDT

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      •  True but irrelevant (0+ / 0-)

        Just because one thing is worse than another, doesn't mean it's not a legitimate area of concern.  Cancer outweighs AIDS by a long shot but would anyone seriously suggest that we shouldn't be concerned about AIDS?

        •  We shouldn't be unconcerned (1+ / 0-)
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          Dr Swig Mcjigger

          but our level of concern should match the actual, quantifiable danger.

          If you're not someone that's sexually promiscuous, a drug user, or someone that was unlucky to get a blood transfusion before they screened for AIDS, then cancer is a greater danger to you than AIDS.  Not that you still can't get AIDS, it's just the chance of it is much lower.  It would make sense to eat nutritious food to fight cancer, but not wake up at night calling an AIDS hotline for a take home test :P

          "Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal."

          by sujigu on Tue May 07, 2013 at 05:12:52 PM PDT

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