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Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:20 PM

What is a bigger threat to your safety?



15 votes, 6 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Terrorism
3 (20%)
Being crushed to death by televisions or furniture
12 (80%)
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Reply What is a bigger threat to your safety? (Original post)
Quixote1818 Dec 2015 OP
Arugula Latte Dec 2015 #1
deathrind Dec 2015 #32
tularetom Dec 2015 #2
Quixote1818 Dec 2015 #6
tularetom Dec 2015 #12
Xipe Totec Dec 2015 #3
Kalidurga Dec 2015 #4
onehandle Dec 2015 #5
Nye Bevan Dec 2015 #16
onehandle Dec 2015 #21
JonathanRackham Dec 2015 #17
Person 2713 Dec 2015 #7
TexasProgresive Dec 2015 #8
Lurks Often Dec 2015 #9
bigwillq Dec 2015 #10
MADem Dec 2015 #11
JonathanRackham Dec 2015 #13
LiberalArkie Dec 2015 #14
sarisataka Dec 2015 #15
PatrickforO Dec 2015 #18
ileus Dec 2015 #19
Scootaloo Dec 2015 #20
scarletwoman Dec 2015 #22
Scootaloo Dec 2015 #23
yurbud Dec 2015 #24
Jester Messiah Dec 2015 #25
Tierra_y_Libertad Dec 2015 #26
Quackers Dec 2015 #27
0rganism Dec 2015 #28
Egnever Dec 2015 #29
GOLGO 13 Dec 2015 #30
951-Riverside Dec 2015 #31
uppityperson Dec 2015 #33
doc03 Dec 2015 #34

Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:23 PM

1. Other: Gunz and 'Murikin Gun Humperz

 

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 10:38 PM

32. /\ This /\

"There were more than 316,000 firearm deaths between 2004 and 2013, compared to 313 terrorism deaths (no, that's not missing any zeros)"

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/deaths-from-gun-violence-vs-terrorism-in-one-chart-20151002#ixzz3u4Pn7dbi

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:24 PM

2. The fear that I will injure myself in a fit of rage after reading polls like this one

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:35 PM

12. You're right, of course

Actually what I fear the most is tripping over my lazy ass dog as I stagger toward the bathroom in the dark to take a leak at 3 AM. If I haven't already thrown him outside for excessive farting in the bedroom.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:25 PM

3. Other. Demagogues. nt

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:26 PM

4. Slipping in the shower

slipping on ice and hitting concrete happened to me twice last year

getting hit by a car I almost got creamed by a car screeching around a corner the driver just blew threw the intersection without stopping at the stop sign.

diabetes taking my eyesight

lots of other stuff I don't think about too much but is a lot more likely than me getting caught in the cross hairs of a rando terrorist.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:27 PM

5. I said Terrorism, because all gun violence and open carry is Terrorism. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:38 PM

16. Someone shooting their spouse is not "terrorism" (nt)

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:44 PM

21. Of course it is.

Often it's the conclusion of years of terrorism against their spouse.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:38 PM

17. According to the news article .

You're more likely to be killed by a falling gun cabinet.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:29 PM

7. Lack of income

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:32 PM

8. Other, the Koch bros and others like them

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:33 PM

9. Bad drivers

 

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:34 PM

10. Driving

 

Is the biggest threat to my life, imo.

I drive a lot, mainly for work, and it seems like no one knows how to drive.

I feel driving is a bigger threat to my life than terrorism and/or guns.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:35 PM

11. I don't have any furniture that will crush me. So...I guess terrorism. nt

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:35 PM

13. Texting drivers. Nt

Nt

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:36 PM

14. DU Juries

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:36 PM

15. Republicans nt

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:40 PM

18. The biggest threat to our safety is the corporate corruption in DC that permeates everything

And behind it the billionaire oligarchs and their neoliberal 'free market' capitalism that has metastasized like a stage 4 cancer throughout the earth.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:41 PM

19. I don't worry about either.

Since I drive 50 miles a day....I'll probably buy it out on the highway.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:43 PM

20. Radioactive lightning sharks n/t

 

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:52 PM

22. With lasers on their heads? nt

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #22)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:58 PM

23. Epicus maximus

 



And a Dinosaur

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 10:01 PM

24. I had a bookcase fall on me once and have been in a couple of traffic accidents.

I have also gotten to close to toddlers and deer, who kill more people than terrorists do.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 10:01 PM

25. Terrorism.

 

Specifically, homegrown Christian extremists.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 10:19 PM

26. Have any of the candidates yet called for enhanced interrogation of sofas?

 

Will have to sit on them over there so we don't get crushed on them over here?

Should we "burn 'em out"?

Place them under closer surveillance?

Put boots on the sofas?

Deny them the right to bear arms...or butts..or dogs?

Close them to boarders?

Pass laws against wearing slipcovers?

Are homemade sofas as dangerous as foreign made sofas?

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 10:23 PM

27. Not being able to pay the bills or have enough food for my family. nt

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 10:24 PM

28. i'm calling terrorism on this one, because...

... if there's a terrorist attack on this continent, let alone in the mainland USA itself, next September or October, it will seriously distort the general election and probably hand the whitehouse to the Republicans, which is a serious danger to all our healths. and no, it doesn't matter if the terrorists are Islamic immigrants from the middle east. any terrorist from anywhere will do the trick.

i really don't see how we're supposed to get around this. our democracy (at least our engagement with it) is very weak right now.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 10:25 PM

29. The TV

 

it is warping my fellow citizens brains. To make matters worse they are paying ridiculous amounts for the privilege.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 10:35 PM

30. Giant rampaging lizards

- Martian invasion

- zombie apocalypse

- Skynet become self-aware

- hostile parasitic infection that regresses 1/2 the male population into 1970's versions of Paul Lynde, the Ramones & the cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.


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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 10:36 PM

31. Firearms

 

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 10:41 PM

33. 3000 lb killing machine

aka a "car"

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 12:08 AM

34. Crazy ass right wing white guys with guns are by far a bigger threat

to us.

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