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The odds of being killed by an immigrant

By someone else following x   2017 Feb 13, 8:33pm 2,130 views   18 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


http://blog.dilbert.com/post/156672488391/the-odds-of-being-killed-by-an-immigrant

I keep seeing tweets and articles saying the odds of an immigrant killing a citizen of the United States are approximately zero. Obviously those calculations assume that our past experiences do a good job of predicting what happens next. And this is good news. Really, really, good news.

It’s good news because I used to be afraid of lots of stuff that never happened in the past. For example, I have never died from a nuclear attack, but now I understand that risk to be zero. We can dismantle our nuclear deterrents and relax. If a nuclear bomb hasn’t killed me in the past, I can safely conclude that it will never kill me in the future. I feel sorry for all of you science-deniers who think otherwise.

#politics

1   MMR   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 13, 9:10pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ironman says

wonder how Kate Steinle

Dead people don't talk, just ask obama son

2   bob2356   ignore (3)   2017 Feb 14, 4:44am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says

I keep seeing tweets and articles

I'm impressed by all the examples provided. Oh wait, there are no examples of any kind. I can't find any article saying the odds of being killed by an immigrant are almost zero. I have seen that the odds of being killed by a foreign terrorist is almost zero.

But the headline says immigrant. So immigrant and foreign terrorists are the same thing? The associative property at work? All immigrants are foreign terrorists. All terrorist are immigrants.

Didn't we just have a big post about headlines being fake news if they missed telling any part of the story? Didn't @patrick rant and rave about that? Perfect. Fake news from @patrick the everything is fake news town crier himself. Is it smelly having your laundry filled with urine soaked pants and underwear?

3   Rew   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 14, 8:51am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Someone should tell the gun lobby about this. (post m&m picture with: one of these M&Ms will shoot you with a gun. The odds are much higher than next to nothing.)

4   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2017 Feb 14, 8:53am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The odds of getting into a car accident with an at fault uninsured illegal alien is far greater.

5   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (4)   2017 Feb 14, 9:05am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

zzyzzx says

The odds of getting into a car accident with an at fault uninsured illegal alien is far greater.

Somalian Refugees kill a lot of people - for money, not Allah.

In Europe forget about it, if you got rid of NAFRAs the crime rate would decline disproportionally to their population.

6   HEY YOU   ignore (7)   2017 Feb 14, 9:16am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Please! Anybody kill me! I can't take it anymore!

7   Entitlemented   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 14, 9:38am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says

http://blog.dilbert.com/post/156672488391/the-odds-of-being-killed-by-an-immigrant

I I have never died from a nuclear attack, but now I understand that risk to be zero. We can dismantle our nuclear deterrents and relax. If a nuclear bomb hasn’t killed me in the past, I can safely conclude that it will never kill me in the future. I feel sorry for all of you science-deniers who think otherwise.

#politics

Maybe Iran/Korea/Russia and the other Totalitarian countries are doing research into this. Remember peace through strength, now we got peace through burying head in sand............

8   bob2356   ignore (3)   2017 Feb 14, 10:49am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ironman says

That's because No One ever gets killed by an illegal, right Bullshit Bobby??

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/01/31/mother_of_son_killed_by_illegal_to_pelosi_which_one_of_your_children_is_expendable_for_an_illegal_life.html

http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/2017/01/25/father-son-murdered-by-illegal-immigrant-trump-is-only-person-in-government-who-listened.html

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/herald_bulldog/2017/01/mother_of_man_killed_by_i...

You don't have the vaguest clue what adams is talking about do you? Too funny. The OP was satire about news stories that said the chance of being killed by an immigrant was zero. Then you post stories about people being killed by immigrants. Absolutely perfect. Thanks for making my point for me.

9   bob2356   ignore (3)   2017 Feb 14, 10:50am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

@Patrick. Where is your outrage about this fake news? Crickets chirping.

10   Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Feb 14, 11:19am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Outrage on the part of the loved ones killed by someone who shouldn't be here is quite natural. In WA state, prisoners were erroneously released before they had served their complete sentences. And yes, the loved ones of the deceased victims killed by a few of these criminals after they were released are outraged and are suing the state. Are they racists? Do they hate colored people? Are they Nazis? I don't think so.

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/doc-prisoner-released-early-killed-man-during-spokane-robbery/

11   RC2006   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 14, 12:14pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Your more likely to be killed by a democrat.

12   Quigley   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 14, 12:27pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

rpanic01 says

Your more likely to be killed by a democrat.

Death to Democrats!

13   anonymous   ignore (null)   2017 Feb 14, 12:28pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

You're more likely to be killed or maimed by a drunk driver

Or a police officer executing a no knock warrant at the wrong address.

But people are terrible at cost benefit analysis, and worse still at properly evaluating the real dangers they should be concerned about.

Welcome to idiocracy

14   curious2   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 14, 12:36pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

T L Lipsovich says

NAFRAs

National Association of Fugitive Recovery Agents?

T L Lipsovich says

Somalian Refugees....

I have seen some corroborating evidence, e.g. the Somali refugee who injured 11 at Ohio State, but do you have links supporting the rest of that sentence?

15   bob2356   ignore (3)   2017 Feb 14, 12:49pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ironman says

bob2356 says

The OP was satire about news stories that said the chance of being killed by an immigrant was zero.

Sorry Bullshit Bobby, it was story about how your delusional BLUE team members "perceives" the threat, based on the past.

Please try and keep up.

Still totally clueless aren't you. Go back and read it again. There are no stories about the chance of being killed by an immigrant being zero. There are stories about being killed by a refugee terrorist being zero. Patrick, mr everything is fake news himself, made up a bullshit fake news headline for his own post. As did scott for his article.

What makes this even funner is you were batshit drooling crazy posting your ass off at finding whatever paper it was said immigrants instead of illegal immigrants in a headline. But you don't even notice immigrant instead of refugee terrorist in this headline. You are totally a fucking joke.

16   curious2   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 14, 1:01pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

errc says

people are terrible at cost benefit analysis, and worse still at properly evaluating the real dangers they should be concerned about.

Medical research would likely deliver greater benefit at lower cost than a lot of the other spending programs we have currently. Past data show many more people were killed by cardiovascular disease or cancer than by a drunk driver or police officer, or a terrorist. Scott's point is that past performance does not guarantee future results.

People who are actively conspiring to kill as many of us as possible pose a risk disproportionate to their numbers. Their past failures have not dissuaded them from continuing to try, because they know every day is a new day with new chances. Khomeini called America the "Great Satan" because western culture tempts Muslim youth off the Islamic path. Islam commands believers to kill us and to prohibit much of what we value about western life. Politicians paid by Saudi Arabia and campaigning on importing Islam can thus pose problems disproportionate to the number of Americans killed by terrorists during the prior year. As Hillary Clinton said, lethal terrorism "is clearly rooted in Islamic thinking," and requires increasing mass surveillance, both of which she campaigned on. That endeared her to her mass surveillance sponsors, but posed problems for American voters. If we didn't import people who believe in killing us and ending our way of life, then we wouldn't need so much surveillance to find who is trying to do that. In contrast, if we persist in expressing "respect" for a doctrine that says we should be killed, and celebrating and empowering and financing and importing it, then believers will very likely kill many more of us in the future than they could in the past.

17   Booger   ignore (1)   2017 Feb 16, 6:16pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

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