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Forum Post: Math doesn't lie, but the Government DOES!!!

Posted 7 years ago on March 14, 2012, 7:51 a.m. EST by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL
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Let's look at some hypothetical statistics.

Let's say the US suffers another terrorist attack that results in 10 times the amount of deaths on 9/11, or about 28,000 deaths. 28,000 divided by 300 million total US population is 0.0000933333333333, or about 9/1000ths of 1 percent.

Let's raise the total death figure 100 times the number on 9/11. That's 280,000 killed. 280,000 divided by 300 million is 9/100ths of 1 percent.

Let's say 1 million people were killed. 1 million divided by 300 million is 0.0033333333333333, or about 3/10ths of 1 percent.

Bottom Line: Terrorism gets a lot of media attention because that is the kind of story the media craves. It will get them a good market share. But the actual numbers are ridiculously small in comparison to total population.

Not statistically significant enough to warrant removal of the Bill of Rights, as in Patriot Act, NDAA, HR 347, etc.

People overreact and behave irrationally.

The Power-Elite has seized upon this opportunity to engage in fear-mongering, and to curtail civil liberties in the name of counter-terrorism.

It is a PLOT.

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[-] 1 points by jimmycrackerson (940) from Blackfoot, ID 7 years ago

"Bottom Line: Terrorism gets a lot of media attention because that is the kind of story the media craves. It will get them a good market share. But the actual numbers are ridiculously small in comparison to total population."

I'm sure everyone reading this already knows this... But we should not rely on corporate funded media for all of our information--really any of our information. Especially for subjects concerning foreign policy, politics, or anything related to government dealings. Our Media outlets in the United States are focused on the purpose of entertaining viewers--not informing them. Fiction and embellishment make for a much more interesting story than reporting and portraying the actual truth of any matter. And also the fact that anything denouncing a current or prospective sponsor/affiliate (which are huge part of the global economic problem) will never be aired.

[-] 2 points by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL 7 years ago

Very good points. The media has an agenda, just like the Government, the Power-Elite running the world, and Occupy. Everybody has an agenda. Good to be reminded of that.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22990) 7 years ago

If you use the real numbers of people killed in terrorist acts, then we are more likely to be hit by lightening. Thanks, Underdog. Hope you are feeling better today.

[-] 1 points by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL 7 years ago

The National Lightening Safety Institute estimates approximately 1000 victims/year/average, with a then US population of 280,000,000. So chances are 1:280,000, or 0.0000035714285714, or about 3/10,000ths of 1 percent being a victim of lightening strike.

Actual 9/11 deaths = about 2,800. So 2,800 divided by 300 million total population is 0.0000093333333333, or about 9/10,000 of 1 percent. Difference of 6/10,000 of 1 percent.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22990) 7 years ago

That is something else.

[-] 1 points by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL 7 years ago

Yes. Doing much better thank you. Sorry for my rant. Still pissed about the shows though. Very easy to lose faith in humanity after seeing that

Sorry if I upset anyone.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22990) 7 years ago

I know what you mean. It's all really shocking. Hang in there. Hopefully humanity is waking up.