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To: MinorityRepublican; All

This is simply lieing with statistics. The major reason that the U.S. life expectancy is lower than many other countries is that we count early and very premie births as “live births”. Most other countries do not do so. If the baby dies within a few hours of being born, it is not counted as a “live birth” and so is not added into the death statistics.

The other lie is about “gun deaths” which they list as 30,000, when two thirds of that figure is suicides. A large number of European nations and Japan have much higher suicide rates than we do, often enough to overpower our higher murder rates.

“Gun deaths” is a propaganda metric designed to delegitimize guns. One could as easily talk about “hospital deaths” and how we could stop millions of “hospital deaths” each year if we banned hospitals.


30 posted on 01/09/2013 2:20:32 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Correct. Differences like this were used to push Obamacare on us.

America has the best health care system in the world bar none. Obamacare will only make it worse.


68 posted on 01/09/2013 4:22:50 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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