Douglas Milewski (dacuteturtle) wrote,
Douglas Milewski

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With Sept. 11 coming up, I thought that I would put a few things into perspective:

Death by:
Cigarettes - 440,000
Obesity - 300,000
Highway - 41,730
Second Hand Smoke - 38,053
Suicide - 29,000
Druk Driving - 16,652
Homicide: 17,000
9/11 - 2,500

Given this evidence, and our response to 9/11, let me suggest the following actions to the United States Government:

1. Bomb all the cigarette factories into the ground. Imprison all the Tobacco CEO and company officers on Genocide charges. Do what it takes to purge these American terrorists.

2. The same with fast-food companies.

3. Lock all American up for their own safety. Take away their guns or any other dangerous object.

That should help. We American are far too hazzardous to ourselves to be let loose on a free (or not so free) world.

Seriously, though, 10x more Americans took their own lives in ONE YEAR than the worst act of domestic terrorism ever inflicted upon this nation. 17x more American die due to drunk driving EVERY YEAR. And finally, and oh my God, I got the numbers from multiple sources, the Surgeon General attributes 400,000 deaths due to smoking, 38,000 of which is second-hand smoke.

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