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View Diary: Odds of Dying by Terrorist Attack: 20,000,000 to 1 (246 comments)

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  •  Which deaths? (3+ / 0-)
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    JerryNA, CitizenOfEarth, Ryvr

    From a bomb, from poverty, from treatable illness, from dental disease, from starvation, from heat stroke, from a drunk driver, from a bridge collapse, from a chemical explosion?   We are talking proportion here, not deaths of innocent folks.  Everyone is crushed by terrorism...it's sudden and shocking...and then exploited.   Prevention is fine, but the proportion of money spend to prevent is obscene, and the methods are chilling.  

    •  Thanks , You got the exact point of the diary. (1+ / 0-)
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      Ryvr

      Some people did not.  Swig seems to have a bee in his bonnet that I am saying do nothing. :-)

      No longer Hoping for Change. Now Praying for a Miracle.

      by CitizenOfEarth on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 11:56:25 AM PDT

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      •  I am not saying that you (0+ / 0-)

        are suggesting doing nothing.
        I am saying your diary is based upon a faulty premise: That death is the only result of terrorist that we should be concerned about.

        •  No... (1+ / 0-)
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          CitizenOfEarth

          the premise is proportion.  The Homeland Security Budget in 2011 was almost 100 billion dollars.  The NSA budget is classified.  Now I don't know about anyone else, but that is a very sweet deal for many defense contractors and the military, who seem to have the same revolving door as Wall Street and the govt.  And the sweetest part is it's all secret.  

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