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12/21/2012 3:00 PM
I was simply listing other countries in the "civilized world".    Do you not think China qualifies?
12/21/2012 3:07 PM
No, it doesn't.

Why should comparing the USA with say Sweden should be pointless?
12/21/2012 3:22 PM
300 millions people?   Would you compare crime rates in New Amsterdam, IN to New York, NY?
12/21/2012 3:24 PM
Why not?
12/21/2012 3:46 PM
If you don't know, I'm not sure I can help you.     But I'll try.   Do you think a crime is more likely to happen in a room where everybody knows everybody or in a mall full of strangers?
12/21/2012 4:23 PM
There's no correlation between those assumptions.
12/21/2012 5:02 PM
Well, if you don't understand math and probabilities, yep, you're right.

Have a good life.
12/21/2012 5:30 PM
No need to insult people who happen to have a different view on the world. If his opinion is different from yours, it doesn't mean that he doesn't 'understand' or 'know' something, he just has a different opinion.
12/21/2012 5:31 PM
Posted by tecwrg on 12/21/2012 1:53:00 PM (view original):
I have no problem with the existence of the NRA.  It's an organization of gun enthusiasts.  Nothing wrong with that.

But the fact that they, or any other special interest group, wields so much political power should be alarming to everybody.
just one of many... unfortunately


12/21/2012 5:45 PM
Posted by bigalric on 12/21/2012 5:30:00 PM (view original):
No need to insult people who happen to have a different view on the world. If his opinion is different from yours, it doesn't mean that he doesn't 'understand' or 'know' something, he just has a different opinion.
It wasn't really an insult.   The probability of a crime being committed by one person out of 10 is less than one out of 20.   The probability of a criminal committing only one crime is far less than a criminal committing multiple crimes.

You just can't compare a population of 10m people to one that's 31 times larger.   It's not apples to apples.
12/21/2012 6:08 PM
'The probability of a crime being committed by one person out of 10 is less than one out of 20.'

 
That may be mathematics or statistics, but in real life you may find some areas where you have five or six people out of 20 who are criminals and other areas where there's no criminal in a group of ten. Where's your probability now?
12/21/2012 6:13 PM
Thanks, bigalric! Good response, but most probably he's too intelligent to 'understand' you ...... lol
12/21/2012 6:31 PM
Posted by bigalric on 12/21/2012 6:08:00 PM (view original):
'The probability of a crime being committed by one person out of 10 is less than one out of 20.'

 
That may be mathematics or statistics, but in real life you may find some areas where you have five or six people out of 20 who are criminals and other areas where there's no criminal in a group of ten. Where's your probability now?
WOW!

I'd say "Look up probabilities, mathematics and statistics" but I see that's pointless.

Have fun with warriors in whatever world you live in. 
12/21/2012 6:46 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 12/21/2012 2:45:00 PM (view original):
Isn't America supposed to be the "land of the free"?

Comparing the US to China or Japan or England or Australia or Sweden or well, you get the point, is pointless.
Not when it's per 100000.

When your murder rate is consistently double, triple, quadruple the rate of those countries per 100000, that's not pointless.

When you're 2.5 times higher than the per 100000 rate of your northern border, that's not pointless, especially when we share a bunch of ideals and a border you could walk across with a border guard yelling "have a nice day in Canada, eh?!".

You might want to look at the ideals we don't share. Might be a clue in there somewhere.
12/21/2012 6:54 PM
The good news is that you are about 13 times lower than the rate in Jamaica.
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