When your former Secretary of State Madeline Albright is asked if the estimated 500,000 Iraqi children who died due to US sanctions on shipments of medicine to Iraq under our former ally Saddam Hussein, a man the US helped put in power, was justifiable and she answers without hesitation “Yes” America’s problems are a lot bigger and go a lot deeper than a few gun nuts at the NRA seemingly eager to promote the gunning down of schoolchildren to make a few billion extra bucks.
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Gun related homicides found to prevent 6000 heart attacks a year.
US researchers cite gun violence as factor contributing to shorter lives and poorer health.
When the Black Panthers formed a ‘Well-regulated militia’ in the 1960’s and 1970’s, the NRA objected. Why, O, why would the NRA deny their black brothers and sisters the right to bear arms?
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SPUDS, Idaho - The United States suffers far more violent deaths from guns than any other wealthy nation. But is this an altogether bad thing.
Take the tale of two neighbors and by all accounts good friends. Bill ‘Bull’ Watts and his next door neighbor Asa ‘Tiny’ Tucker had a kind of 'Keepin up with the Kardashians' competition going between them. But for Watts and Tucker the currency was not self-promotion, big tits and the occasional flash of ample ass flesh. Watts and Tucker were into guns.
It began as a friendly competition. Watts would take the money his wife earned cleaning motel rooms and waiting tables and buy some fancy new piece of semiautomatic hardware. Likewise Tucker, unmarried, spent a good part of the money he received from government disability and drug dealing to purchase a new high caliber toy whenever possible.
The two men bragged to neighbors that their arsenal was better than the other’s. Occasional heated exchanges followed between the two men until on January 3rd Bill Watts lay dead in his breezeway in a pool of blood, struck 38 times by a semiautomatic weapon fired by Mr. Tucker.
Watts wife, Alma, demanded an autopsy. The autopsy revealed that Bill Watts suffered from advanced heart disease and had, at best, just a few months to live.
“Asa did Bill a favor blowin’ his brains out all over the hood of Bill’s RAM 1500,” Alma said. “Bill coulda keeled over while driving my two Pomeranians, Fluffy and Meth Lab, to the vet with my two year old, oh what the fuck is her name ?, bouncing around in the cargo bed.
“A few more shouting and shoving matches with Asa,” Mrs.Tucker told the Assassinated Press, “And Bill would have keeled over anyway.”
Thus, violent gun deaths are pre-empting a true epidemic in American health care by eliminating victims before they suffer a fatal heart attack or stroke, the number one cause of death in the US annually taking nearly 600,000 lives.
Using this logic guns have pre-empted 2500 cancer deaths and 2000 vehicular deaths where drugs and alcohol were involved. In fact, all 11,000 plus gun deaths in the US last year prevented the deceased from dying later on down the road from something else.
Due in part to the widespread possession of firearms and the practice of storing them at home in a place that is often unlocked, according to a report released amid a fierce debate over gun control in the country, gun violence is doing its part to keep the numbers down of those dying from other diseases by killing them off before hand.
The findings, released Wednesday by two leading U.S. health research institutions, took on urgency for the gun manufacturers because the report comes less than a month after the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut and as a result gun sales have gone through the proverbial roof.
The tragedy has not fired up both sides of the gun control debate in a way that other recent mass shootings in the U.S. didn’t either because where there’s money to be made there’s money to be spent lying about the true nature of the so-called debate. This new data on the pre-emptive nature of gun deaths is only going to add fuel to the fire especially for the 1400 future victims of house fires who were spared a hellish death by a bullet to the brain.
President Barack Obama promised swift action to curb gun violence and vowed his administration would not shy away from an issue that is one of the most divisive in the country. But by now we know how cheap his talk is.
Trying to kill the buzz before the shock over the massacre fades, Vice-President Joe Biden heard Wednesday from representatives of victims groups and gun-safety organizations. The talks were part of a series of meetings the vice-president is holding this week in an effort to build consensus around proposals to curb arms violence while guns sales continue to soar. He will meet Thursday with the powerful National Rifle Association and other gun-owner groups, who are digging in against tighter gun restrictions as the money from the Koch brothers and others flows in like raging river of shit into an ocean of feces on the shores of a Shit Utopia.
Obama, after remaining largely silent on gun control after previous mass shootings, demanded change and tasked Biden with heading a commission to come up with recommendations on gun policy by the end of this month that will appear to be change but that will not affect the gun manufacturers bottom line.
"Every once in a while, there's something that for a few moments awakens Americans from their materialist stupor, and that tragic event did it in a way like is unlikely to disturb business as usual because as we all know the business of America is business," Biden said at the White House, referring to the Newtown shootings. "The president and I are determined to take action but not until we launch of series of drone strikes that are certain to kill hundreds of children."
Against that backdrop, the report from the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine found that gun violence was a contributing factor to lower U.S. life expectancy compared to other wealthy countries but may help keep health costs down.
The NRA, the country's most powerful gun lobby, did not immediately return calls seeking comment about the report, but in the past gun-rights advocates have fought any suggestion that firearms ownership has public health implications except as a pre-emptive measure, and they have won cuts in the government's budget for such research.
Executive vice president of the National Rifle Association commented, “That if these folks walking around shooting people with semi-automatic guns were better trained on the weapons more people would die instantaneously saving billions in healthcare costs not to mention horrific pain of a prolonged cancer or heart ailment.”
We’re Number ONE! We're Number ONE!
The United States has about six violent deaths per 100,000 residents. None of the 16 other countries included in the review came anywhere close to that ratio. Finland was closest to the U.S. ranking with slightly more than two violent deaths per 100,000 residents and if you’ve watched Finnish you’d know the dead were largely victims of hit and run reindeer accidents.
For many years, Americans have been dying to die at younger ages than people in almost all other wealthy countries in order to preserve the time honored myth of the rugged individual but dead American. In addition to the impact of gun violence, Americans consume the most calories among beer drinking countries and get involved in more accidents that involve alcohol. The U.S. also suffers higher rates of drug-related deaths, infant mortality and AIDS. This is what Americans are alluding to when they scream ‘We’re number one’ at war rallies.
The result is that the life expectancy for men in the United States ranked the lowest among the 17 countries reviewed, at 75.6 years, while the life expectancy for U.S. women ranked second lowest at 80.7 years. The countries reviewed included Canada, Japan, Australia and much of Western Europe.
The nation's health disadvantages have economic consequences. They lead to higher costs for consumers and taxpayers as well as a workforce that remains less healthy than that of other high-income countries. “That’s why gun deaths are so important,” LaPierre said. “They’re good for the economy in more than just increased gun sales. With lives taken and dollars at stake, the United States should just ignore the research," LaPierre added.
The researchers reviewed an array of studies over the years. They estimated that homicide and suicide together account for about a quarter of the years of life lost for U.S. men compared to those in those peer countries. Homicide, they noted, is the second leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults aged 15-24. The large majority of those homicides involve firearms.
The researchers said there is little evidence that violent acts occur more frequently in the United States than elsewhere. It's the lethality of those attacks that stands out and help keep health costs down. "One behaviour that probably explains the excess lethality of violence and unintentional injuries in the United States is the widespread possession of firearms and the common practice of storing them (often unlocked) at home. The statistics are dramatic," the report said.
When your former Secretary of State Madeline Albright is asked if the estimated 500,000 children who died due to US sanctions on shipments of medicine to Iraq under our former ally Saddam Hussein, a man the US helped put in power, was justifiable and she answers without hesitation “Yes” America’s problems are a lot bigger and go a lot deeper than a few gun nuts at the NRA seemingly eager to promote the gunning down of schoolchildren. Then you have to watch that baby killing, Thatcher-light, pig, Albright,plug her useless books and dance around in credit card commercials or some such shit.
For example, the United States has the highest rate of firearm ownership among peer countries — 89 civilian-owned firearms for every 100 Americans, and the U.S. is home to about 35 to 50 per cent of the world's civilian-owned firearms, the report noted. But none of those guns are aimed at the misery merchants, the corporate aristocracy and Wall Street, that have fostered a culture of sociopaths. When your former Secretary of State Madeline Albright is asked if the estimated 500,000 children who died due to US sanctions on shipments of medicine to Iraq under our former ally Saddam Hussein, a man the US helped put in power, was justifiable and she answers without hesitation “Yes” America’s problems are a lot bigger and go a lot deeper than a few gun nuts at the NRA seemingly eager to promote the gunning down of schoolchildren.
In attempting to explain why Americans are so unhealthy, the researchers looked at three categories: the U.S. health care system, harmful behaviours and social and economic conditions.
Hey Stanhope. Lack of insurance does not curb violence.
Researchers noted that the U.S. has a large uninsured population compared to other countries with comparable economies, and more limited access to primary care. And although the income of Americans is higher on average than that of other wealthy countries Americans tend to spend their salaries on drugs, booze and guns. The United States also has a higher level of poverty, especially among children who depend on drugs, booze and guns for physical and emotional nourishment.
But guns jack up the mortalty rate.
Researchers said the American culture of drugs, booze and guns probably plays an important role in the life expectancy rates falling short of other wealthy countries.
"We have a culture in our country that, among many Americans, cherishes personal autonomy and wants to limit intrusion of government and other entities on our personal lives except their disability, unemployment or social security check," said Dr. Steven H. Woolf of Virginia Commonwealth University, who served as chairman for the study panel. “Then it’s ‘Fuck. Get me to the check cashin’ center.’”
Got news for you, honey. “Well-regulated” ain’t referring to the last time you took a shit.
Those values are frequently cited among gun advocates, who consider arms ownership a basic right enshrined in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution because they’ve never read the Second Amendment which kicks off with the caveat to form a ‘Well-regulated militia” like the Black Panthers did in the 1960’s and 70’s and which the NRA opposed because those courageous niggers scared the shit out of the LaPierre’s of the world. Then the FBI hunted the Panthers down.
When’s the FBI hunted down a fat pasty fuck like Alex Jones, but to hand him his money clip he just dropped coming out a whore house. Many argue that the crimes of some should not force law-abiding citizens to give up guns if they’re willing to join a federally regulated militia like the constitution demands. Many because they don’t give a rat’s left cancerous testicle about the constitution fear that attempts to restrict ownership of even the most high-powered weapons could be a stepping stone to eventually banning all arms because it is unconstitutional without a militia and they have no ‘constitutional’ right to bear them anymore than they have a ‘constitutional’ right to bare their asses to a gaggle of nuns with free backstage passes to a ZZ-Top concert. The NRA insisted after the Connecticut shooting that the answer to gun violence was arming more "good guys" and putting an armed security officer in every school so that the kids could tease him and wear him down to his last nerve until he opened fire on them.
The PYSCHO-Analysis of the Gun. Yes, the “good guys” like we fuckin' know what’s in everybody’s heart.
A coalition of conservative and gun-rights groups is organizing a “Gun appreciation Day” or"Pre-Empt a Heart Attack Day" to coincide with the weekend of Obama's inauguration, calling on people to visit gun stores, gun ranges and gun shows with U.S. flags and "Hands off my gun" signs. “I’m hoping my guns appreciate in value so I can continue to get loaded and send my sons and daughters into the military or just straight to welfare.”
Connecticut, a relatively liberal Northeastern state that nevertheless has a strong gun culture and is home to some of the nation's best-known firearm makers, is moving cautiously on gun control while its lawmakers are ducking a lot.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a Democrat, became choked up in his State of the State Address on Wednesday, vowing to do "everything in our power to ensure that Connecticut never again suffers such a loss.” “Most certainly an idle promise,” some psycho said to himself on hearing the governor. He offered no specific proposals because he has to do business with the asshole gun makers who put him into office, instead noting that an advisory panel he set up last week will issue recommendations in March on gun control.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo in neighbouring New York proposed a wide-ranging package of restrictions on Wednesday, including closing loopholes in a New York ban on assault weapons and ammunition magazines that carry more than 10 bullets.
Cuomo, who owns a shotgun and has hunted wabbit, sought to balance his call for action with a note of fear for those wacky gun owners.
"Guns have a nobly tragic tradition in America and in New York State," Cuomo said. "They are a sign of our nation's fierce extermination of the Red Man creating the delusion of independence and self-reliance when in fact these fuckers right behind my podium on Wall Street backed by our corporate aristocracy control every facet of your miserable, stinking little lives. Guns don’t kill people. Money does. In the wrong hands, great wealth is a weapon of untold destruction and heartbreak."