September 11th, 2006

bubble

*sigh*

Now been defriended by prynne, which I guess solves the problem. Shame though, as I liked a lot of her writing, and we occasionally chatted over Yahoo in an enjoyable way.

I mean, the ideal solution to "I do not like your speech." is to then remove yourself from it, but that doesn't stop me wishing there was a way of fixing it.

*insert amateur psychological analysis of why I don't like to lose friends here*

(oh, and it took me about 45 seconds of scanning my icon list to find one I couldn't misinterpret in some way as being somehow a dig, offensive or otherwise unsuitable)
calvin dancing

So, how dangerous _is_ terrorism?

S E V E R E
Driving off the road: 254,419
Falling: 146,542
Accidental poisoning: 140,327
H I G H
Dying from work: 59,730
Walking down the street: 52,000.
Accidentally drowning: 38,302
E L E V A T E D
Killed by the flu: 19,415
Dying from a hernia: 16,742
G U A R D E D
Accidental firing of a gun: 8,536
Electrocution: 5,171
L O W
Being shot by law enforcement: 3,949
Terrorism: 3147
Carbon monoxide in products: 1,554

Sources: National Highway and Safety Agency (.pdf), National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 50, No. 15 (09/16/2002) (.pdf), US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Insurance Information Institute.
Stolen from here.