So many squirrels lol
are you telling me that quarter of traffic fatalies involve a firearm? (0.66*0.37= ~.25)Some interesting stats relating to the original topic:
66% of traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive driving.
37% of aggressive driving incidents involve a firearm.
I think the stat is saying that of the 66% of fatalities cause by aggressive driving, 37% of that involved guns. Then we need to take into consideration what they mean by "involved", maybe the person had a hunting rifle in the truck, so there was a gun in the vehicle, but not really involved. People like to manipulate stats to feed their agenda so who knows.are you telling me that quarter of traffic fatalies involve a firearm? (0.66*0.37= ~.25)
That has to be bogus. It would mean that 7,500 traffic fatalities per year involve a firearm. Over twenty a day...
though - pretty astonishing that drunk driving accounts for third of fatalities. Its a prime example of how penalties are pretty bad deterrents. USA has very harsh consequences for drunk driving yet I know several people who have gotten a DUI. .... just checked the numbers back here in Finland. Here its one fifth - much higher than I thought here too.
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Decline in Traffic Fatalities in 2013 | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
And the cops in the US have a problem. And its not about the good cop, bad cop - its an institutional issues. Having lived in LA its one thing I really really don't miss - having to be nervous about cops even if I am white and not doing anything wrong. ANd btw. 1 in 10 being bad is a HUGE problem.
So i misread what he was saying. As i stated, the stat is probably padded, but also it depends on what they mean by involved. I mean I used to have a Brittany Spears poster in my room when I was a teenager, I could go around saying I was involved with her, but it doesn't make it true. That is why I wondered if they were considering a gun in the proximity as involved. the Media likes to play it fast and loose with stats ya know.... which would mean one quarter of traffic fatalities involve guns. 37% of 66% is 24.42%, which is what kerosene was saying. That's not made up, it's math.
I agree 100%. He does not associate with those guys anymore. The frustrating part for the family was that the other guys got community service and he got jail time. Although in his case it did him good. it was enough time for him to see that the path he was on was not a good path. I also am judgmental, I think it has to do with being a Scorpio and an ENT-J personality type. I'm not saying that my brother in law didnt deserve it, simply that the penalty's were not equal among all 3 idiots when all 3 idiots were equal in the crime itself.without knowing anything about your BIL, and being somewhat of a judgmental prick, it doesn't sound like a judge not liking him is the reason he got screwed. If you are really trying to "reform" sometimes that means elevating the company you keep so they don't drag you back down. Many people don't realize this that things you don't change can work against you.