| S E V E R E
Driving off the road: 254,419
Accidental poisoning: 140,327
| H I G H
Dying from work: 59,730
Walking down the street: 52,000.
Accidentally drowning: 38,302
| E L E V A T E D
Killed by the flu: 19,415
Dying from a hernia: 16,742
| G U A R D E D
Accidental firing of a gun: 8,536
| L O W
Being shot by law enforcement: 3,949
Carbon monoxide in products: 1,554
Sources: National Highway and Safety Agency (.pdf), National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 50, No. 15 (09/16/2002) (.pdf), US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Insurance Information Institute.
Reposted from Wired
So there it is, not including suicides and murders. In America, you are more likely to get shot by the police than die by terrorism, and neither one comes even close to catching the flu — let alone getting in a workplace or car accident. I suggest snotty nosed kids, private vehicles, and work be banned immediately for everyone's safety.
More seriously, remember the Reichstag and what blind nationalism results in.
Oringinal post: http://mbarrick.livejournal.com/768428.html