Lightning, Bathtubs, and Banality – Comparing accidental deaths to terrorist murder is a logical and moral falsehood

Sometimes the attacks are made with firearms. Sometimes they’re done with trucks on busy bridges or thronged thoroughfares or with bombs at rock performances or with pressure-cookers at marathons. Terrorists constantly revise their tactics, but the assurances from the media are unvarying.

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  • Shebel

    I SURE DON’T WANT TO PISS ANYONE OFF

    • LairdKintyre

      I do. If they are an Islamist. Time for a little bit of the old Khafir backlash. Hey you there, alBagdaddy, come get some, b!tch

  • LairdKintyre

    And if I ever get my hands on a ISIS sympathizer, my beating the $hit out of them will be an accident too. Sorry for trashing your piece of $hit people there, alBagdaddy.

  • Dink Newcomb

    This article brings to mind an OLD tale I once heard:
    At the bus station the agent watches the door open and a seasoned old cowboy limp up to the counter as the agent takes stock of the overt signs of the cowboy’s violent life.
    “Good morning sir! You sure to look like you have had a lot of accidents in your life”
    ” No ma’am, I’m pretty careful and I ain’t never had no accidents to speak of.”
    “But what about your bad limp?”
    “Well I was riding a bad bull in the rodeo in Cheyenne one year and lost balance and got flung off. Ol’ bull butted me all over the arena and done broke my right leg in three places which never healed right.”
    With eyes bugging out, the agent says, “Well what about those missing fingers?”
    “Well ma’am, me and Frankie Shorts was hunting elk up on the Snake one year and when we wuz cleaning that biggun I shot, Frankie nicked the paunch an’ I guess I wuz a ridin’ him a little too hard and he just slashed them right off my hand!”
    “AND YOU SAY YOU NEVER HAVE ACCIDENTS?”
    “No ma’am, them wasn’t no accidents! They both done that on purpose!”

  • Martin B

    When one black man (who happened to be a scumbag criminal who deserved to be shot dead) was shot dead by a policeman in Missouri, Obama, his whole administration, the MSM, and every last one of the #$%$ babbling about bathtubs and ladders acted like it was the end of the world. They really do think we’re all as stupid as shit, just like that CNN guy said.

  • It’s an attempt to put a scientific spin on leftist denial.

    According to the CDC, 135,928 people in the US were killed in unintentional injuries (falls, ect) in 2014. This averages at 42.6 per 100, 000. As people often fall or get into car accidents, this is not too unexpected. There were 3,066 terrorist deaths in the US from 2001 to 2014. Consider that terrorist incidences do not occur gradually over a year but accidental falls (for example) do.

    To treat terrorism-related deaths as merely fractional does not calculate how devastating and quick they are and how much worse they could be if they occurred elsewhere (ie – Syria).

    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/accidental-injury.htm

    https://www.start.umd.edu/pubs/START_AmericanTerrorismDeaths_FactSheet_Oct2015.pdf

  • UCSPanther

    I would rather face lightning than a terror attack. As deadly and unpredictable as lightning strikes are, they do not seek you out and wantonly kill you over ideology like a Jihadi does.

    • WalterBannon

      I would rather avoid both, and there are acts you can take to reduce the chance of being a victim of both.

  • WalterBannon

    The left are morally bankrupt

    And by left I also mean the fake centrists in places like Canada and Europe who are actually on the left but are self deluded into thinking they are centrists.