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Old 12-26-2012, 01:21 PM   #964
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but I'll address this anyway... so the Swiss are an outlier because they only have 9 million people and less poverty.
Not only do you downplay both of those factors (those are huge factors), but you missed an additional reason in the article.

Willingly, I'm guessing.

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So... let's look at other Western nations and find how many are even CLOSE to the US on either of those figures and throw the rest out of your data set. Fair? That's the rule you are applying here, shouldn't you be consistent with it?
Not even close, no. We are extremely similar (if not identical) to our Western brethren in culture and mental health.

We differ from them significantly in gun control. The Swiss may be in our ballpark, but the Swiss are a statistical and cultural aberration that render comparisons to them meaningless.

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By your logic, when Princess Di died, there was an epidemic of Royalty deaths.
Saul Good would be proud of this argument.

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I gave a line in the sand that makes sense and is a hard measurable metric.
And yet you back the NRA's efforts to keep the CDC from measuring it.

The irony is thicker than a Vietnamese jungle.
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