Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day

This Memorial day, we should all take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices that our veterans have made for our great country, and for us. Those of you who favor the chant of "support our troops, but not their mission," need to realize, if you DON'T support the mission, you're NOT supporting the troops.

Regardless where our military forces are, they all have a mission. If you want to criticize the government, fine, do so. But don't disrespect our troops by not supporting them 100%.

Ask yourself, where would we be today, if in 1944, we chanted "support the troops, but not their mission?" I'll tell you where, we'd either be speaking German, or Japanese.

Friday, May 05, 2006

An oldie, but a goodie!

As much as I found it hard to believe at first, view the statistics below, and make your own judgement.

Number of physicians in the US = 700,000
Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year = 120,000
Accidental deaths per physician = 0.171 (U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services)
Number of gun owners in the US = 80,000,000
Number of accidental gun deaths per year = 1,500 (all age groups)
Accidental deaths per gun owner = 0.0000188 (U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms)

Therefore, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

Taken from the Benton County News Tribune of November 17, 1999.