I have very little patience for folks that are quick to panic, so you imagine how much I hate watching any kind of news show. They’re all about sensationalism and scaring the crap out of viewers. Makes me sick.
Anyway, I thought my readers might like a little perspective on some mortality odds. For instance, do you know how likely you are to be killed in a car accident in a one year period of time? It’s one out of 6,500. Interesting, huh? Guess how likely you are to be murdered in a one year period? One out of 16,500. Oddly enough, that’s the same odds that you’ll die from falling. Here in Texas you have a one in 25,827,165 chance of winning the Lottery.
These are fun, huh? Let’s do another one. Okay, let’s imagine that terrorists were able to destroy one of America’s 40,000 shopping malls per week. What’s the chance of being killed in one of those malls? About one in million. Huh. Well, that’s not very much fun. Those are terrible odds. Let’s try another one.
Alright, I got another one. Let’s pretend that the terrorists were able to pull of an attack the size of 9/11 once every year. Well, Democrats are in charge, so that’s not so hard to imagine. What would be your one year odds of getting killed in one of those attacks? One out of 100,000. Crap in a hat. Those are even worse odds. According to the NSC, you have a better chance of intentionally shooting yourself or suffocating in bed than you do of being killed by terrorists.
Well, your odds of getting hit by lightning in a one year period are one out of 6.2 million, so at least the terrorists have better odds of killing you than Mother Nature.
I have to say that given those odds I completely agree with everything we’ve done in the name of terrorism. Even things like this are okay if it keeps me safe from the terrorists. Now if we could only have a tax that would fund safety measures against me shooting myself in the head.