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Homicide no longer a top cause of death in U.S.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by deen_ad, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    In fact it's not in the top 15!!

    Why would MSN title a story like that when homicide isn't in the top 15 leat alone the top. They make it sound like it used to be #1 and now dropped a place or two.

    Story here

    Oh wait, it's MSN isn't it!
  2. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Old favorites heart disease and cancer still up there. Doubt homicide has topped either anytime recently.
  3. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Medical misadventure has been way worse then homicide ever since doctors started cutting into people.

    you need to actually read the story to see why the title is written the way it is

    Homicide no longer a top cause of death in U.S.

    "For the first time in 45 years, homicide dropped out of the top 15 causes of death in the United States in 2010"

    Which means for the LAST 45 YEARS it has been in the TOP 15 CAUSES of death.
  4. JimmyS1985

    JimmyS1985 St.Louis Active Member

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    Guns are much safer than cars, cigarettes or alcohol. I fail to see why there is such a fixation on firearms when there are only 25,000 fire arms related deaths some of which are in self-defense or to save a life (such as when a police officer kills an armed robber). The smoking companies killed 500,000 of their own satisfied customers every year, and alcohol related fatalities is like 100,000.

    I like Bill Deauterive's quote in King of the HIll on guns

    Bill: Whats this talk about guns being dangerous, if they were dangerous I THINK SOMEONE would of said something

    Dale: Guns don't kill people, the government does!

    Dale: Somebody breaks into your house...you don't have a gun...How, are you gonna shoot him?
  5. Artpro

    Artpro Salem, OR. Artpro Bronze Supporter

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    "Homocide" means, the taking of a human life. Think of vehicular homocide, poisoning, beating, knifing, death by Katanga, etc. Homocide with a firearm is only one, of many possibilities.