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5 years 35 weeks ago, 5:57 PM

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Alarming Statistic

Consider the following:

According to the U.S Department of Human and Health Services,
A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000
B) The number of accidental deaths caused by physicians per year are 120,000
C) Accidental deaths per physician per year is 0.171

According to the FBI,
A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. are 80,000,000 (that’s right, 80 million!)
B) The number of accidental deaths caused by guns per year, all age groups, is 1,500
C) Accidental gun deaths per gun owner is .000188

Conclusion: doctors are approximately 9,000 time more dangerous than gun owners. Guns don’t kill people, doctors do. Not everyone has a gun, but almost everyone sees a doctor sometime in their life.

Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before it gets completely out of hand.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 6:41 PM

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I will say it. I HATE DOCTORS!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 years 35 weeks ago, 6:51 PM

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haha I'm glad you brought this up! Thanks! You have sources?

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 6:54 PM

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I have not completely investigated the references that it quotes. I got it as an email today and figured I would post it here.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 6:57 PM

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Great information

I can use this in my favor next time the wife tells me, I'am being stuborn for not going to the doctor! Unless something fell off of me, I'am not going!

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 6:59 PM

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I gotcha, well will you let me know if you get a hold of the info?

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 7:00 PM

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I don't hate Doctors,

especially at my age. But I will not take a Drs word as the Gospel. I ask questions and I read up on it. 2 or 3 opinions is always a good thing in serious matters. There is tons of advice on the internet.

5 years 35 weeks ago, 7:00 PM

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ssrs10 will do

ssrs10 will do

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 7:12 PM

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but the medical establishment in general that bugs me. I'm not sure of my statistic is correct, but the percentage of the population they want on lipitor (cholesterol reducing drug) is horrendous! Sane with high blood pressure meds, hormonal replacement (which they can never decide if it works or not), etc. The pharmeceuticals are even worse. I bet you would have never known everyone had acid reflux disease and needed the purple pill unless they spent millions advertising it. And every one of thse drugs they say is hard on your liver. Look, if I'm going to take a drug that is hard on my liver, I'll just drink. Thanks. I'd rather die having lived a happy lubricated life rather than live a long dry one.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 7:21 PM

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haha

People are really, really,really,really,really,really,really,really, dumb and the pharmaceutical companies capitalize on that I say good for them!

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 7:28 PM

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the interesting thing is, that is about half what it was in 1900, when the population was more like 100 million instead of 300 million, so this represents a six-fold drop in accidental firearms deaths in a century--due, I suspect to much better firearms training and awareness from your local firearms owners.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 11:10 PM

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It sounds as though

statistically it is still safer to own a gun than it is to drive a car, fly a plane, walk across the street, ride a bike, skate, take a bath, use power tools or take the bus. That kinda debunks the liberals take on gun safety. It sounds like we are already safe with our guns and because of our guns.

Next arguement you communist, fascist, mindless, liberal lemming safety-crats.
This one is dead.

Go ahead punk, Make My Day!
5 years 35 weeks ago, 11:14 PM

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After all

After all 16,000 teens die in car accidents a year. Where's the outcry to stop retards from driving?

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 10:14 AM

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more people

have died from tainted peanut butter than my guns

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 10:18 AM

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lol

lots of sick dogs too

...check... G-AZ
5 years 35 weeks ago, 10:21 AM

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no

thats from taint peanut butter

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