First, parallels could be drawn with Canada, so we ought not feel too smug about it.
Second, most of us are so innumerate that we couldn't make sense of the above graph, simple and clear as it is.
Third, how many of us would actually change our behaviour based on that information?
Good post, Twila.
The link in the OP leads to a group who would have us give no resistance to those who oppose our way of life here in the west. Biased to say the least.
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(1) CNN (read)
(2) FBI (read)
(3) National Center for Statistics and Analysis (read)
(4) Institue of Medicine (read)
(5) CDC (read)
(6) American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (read) ...
Blame blame blame
Really? I felt that it was more of a "be aware" rather then "who's to blame" I certainly didn't mean for it to be a blame game type post. But a hope that those who live in fear of far flung terror might realize that they are more likely to be hit by a bus, or die from poor food choices.
We get enough advice from Canada on a regular basis - what do American death statistics need to 'teach' the people in the U.S. anyway?
They should stop dying? If you want to give good advice - please search for something better than the Pete for Peace gang.... god help us all.... anyway:
As shown by these statistics, Americans need to cut down on all their fatty, fast food such as McDonald's. It's no wonder you have the highest obesity rate in the world. And Canadians are just as bad when it comes to eating copious amounts of fast food. American food is just terrible.
You need to start living more like the British and Europeans, eating healthier food, spending more time outside and doing a lot more exercise. That also means walking the 100 yards to your neighbours' house across the street, not driving there in the car.