Fat Steve's Blatherings

Sunday, April 17, 2005

New laws to control dangerous things needed

      Update: Welcome, VodkaPundit and Cut On The Bias readers.  (Thanks, Stephen Green and Susanna Cornett, for the referals.  Those who haven't visited them, do so, they're great blogs. )  Look around for more deranged blather.

      From Baen's Bar, a posting on a terrible danger:

      Some interesting statistics:

Doctors:

      (A) The number of physicians in the U.S.is 700,000.

      (B) Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year are 120,000.

      (C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171. (Statistics courtesy of U.S.- Dept. of Health Human Services.)


Guns:

      (A) The number of gun owners in the U.S.is 80,000,000. Yes, that's 80 million.

      (B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, for all age groups, is 1,500.

      (C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.0000188.

      SUMMARY: Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

      Remember: "Guns don't kill people, doctors do."

      Fact: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR.

      Please alert your friends to this alarming threat.  We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand.  (Out of concern for the public at large, I have withheld the statistics on lawyers for fear that the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention.)


THE HOUSE OF SAUD MUST BE DESTROYED -- AND WILL BE!

5 Comments:

  • Wonderful!

    By Blogger Ralph, at 2:37 PM  

  • And congratulations - you slimy mollusk.

    By Blogger Ralph, at 2:40 PM  

  • On the other hand, a lot more people share doctors than share guns...

    I mean, I "have a doctor", but I'm hardly his only patient. On the other hand, nobody but me has my guns.

    By Anonymous Sigivald, at 3:06 PM  

  • Sigivald:

          That does lead to an interesting idea.

          If we allow patients to be sued for the malpractice of their physicians, we'll get some really deep pockets, I mean, we'll force the patients to hold their physicians responsible.

          Yes, this just might be the breakthrough idea Physician Control, Inc. has been waiting for.

    THE HOUSE OF SAUD MUST BE DESTROYED -- AND WILL BE!

    By Blogger Stephen M. St. Onge, at 2:24 AM  

  • guns don't kill people, husbands that come home early do. leftfieldperspectives.blogspot.com

    By Blogger Mark, at 5:49 PM  

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