Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Some Numbers for Thought

A few interesting statistics from Paul Campos, a professor of law at the University of Colorado:

Since September 11, 2001, 14 million Americans have died. Of these,
*untold thousands died needless, agonizing deaths because they lacked health insurance.
*over a quarter million died in car accidents.
*some 200,000 were shot to death. And no, that’s not counting those who died in Afghanistan and Iraq.

On that cheery note, I’m off to Florida tomorrow. See you next week!

3 comments:

Steve Malley said...

Have fun in Florida, Candice! After those stats, I'm almost afraid to wish you a safe trip...

Charles Gramlich said...

Wow, those stats seem awfully high. I wonder about the details. Have a good trip, though.

Kate S said...

Sure, just leave us with something like that and run off to Florida. You ought to be ashamed. :)

Hope you have a fun, safe trip.