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Old 05-30-2018, 07:22 AM
 
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You tell us! You're always on here lamenting things that you don't have the initiative to actually find out for yourself details about, why don't you take a stab at Google and tell us how many people have died of exposure in the United States? I suspect you'll find it is a tiny amount, and you'll probably further find that most of those are related to accidents (or inebriation) as opposed to something systemic like homelessness.

Of course we both know you won't actually lift a finger to look into that which you fret over, it's much easier to just complain about how something could be bad.
180 die a year from terrorism and about 700 a year due to cold deaths.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.3779ee058207

Fact Sheet: American Deaths in Terrorist Attacks, 1995-2016 | START.umd.edu

So I dont really fear terrorism, I fear homelessness. Yet how much do we spend on "the war on terror" vs fixing our economy and putting economic vultures and preditors in jail to prevent hardship and homelessness?

And those numbers are just deaths, it does not account for people that suffer year after year and survive it.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:17 AM
 
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You tell us! You're always on here lamenting things that you don't have the initiative to actually find out for yourself details about, why don't you take a stab at Google and tell us how many people have died of exposure in the United States? I suspect you'll find it is a tiny amount, and you'll probably further find that most of those are related to accidents (or inebriation) as opposed to something systemic like homelessness.

Of course we both know you won't actually lift a finger to look into that which you fret over, it's much easier to just complain about how something could be bad.
A small amount may die of exposure, but many more die from fires trying to heat their home with ovens and thrift shop space heaters. The poster is right in that homelessness, even among people who work is a much greater threat in this country than terrorism is. Medical bills remain the #1 reason for bankruptcy in this country. Look at the tent cities in California, it looks like the Depression all over again.
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