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Today: Mon, September 1 2014  -  Last modified: April, 26 2007
 International Relations
03 May 2013
 
 
The Best Defense Against Terrorism
by Stephen Littau
 sub-topic» War on Terrorism

For those who read this and are still afraid of being a victim of terrorism, let me offer a little bit of perspective. You are 17,600 times more likely to die from heart disease and 12,571 times more likely to die of cancer than a terrorist attack (so rather than worry about terrorism, pay attention to your health). You are also 1,048 times more likely to die in an auto accident than a terrorist attack (so pay attention to your driving and hang up that cell phone!). You are 8 times more likely to be killed by a cop or be electrocuted than be killed in a terrorist attack (so don’t fly your kite near power lines near a police station).

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30 April 2013
 
 
"I'm Gonna Git You Sucka"
by L. Neil Smith
 sub-topic» War on Terrorism

Terrorism is a game in which every player wins—everybody, that is, except for the ordinary people who do the bleeding and dying -- and it's a bastard child of democracy, as surely as Tammany Hall and total war, predicated on the cruelly false notion that everybody in a democratic country, even little babies in their cradles, has a part in running it, and therefore deserves equal punishment for whatever it does.

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12 September 2011
 
 
After 9/11: terrorism is the new racism
by Garry Reed
 sub-topic» War on Terrorism

Blindly playing the terrorist card because you disagree with someone cheapens the very concept of terrorism, demeans all victims of terrorism, and belittles the terrorist-baiter in the process.

Whenever someone blatantly misuses the "terrorist" word someone should call that someone stupid to his or her face. Unfortunately, those types of mindless someones would likely consider being told the unvarnished truth about themselves as yet another example of "terrorism."

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