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Things More Likely To Kill You Than Terrorists

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Published on Oct 9, 2016

The US government and billionaire owner class constantly pump out propaganda through the media, think tanks, etc. to gin up anti-Muslim fear and support for more military spending and death. When you look at the math of it all, terrorists become far less scary. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.
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"Certainly terrifying movies like Jaws have contributed to our irrational fears about dying from a malevolent great white shark. The truth is that sharks don’t even like the taste of humans, and only 5 to 15 people worldwide die from shark attacks annually. Cows kill more people every year—20 in the U.S. alone—but there is no Cow Week on the Discovery Channel. The decision of cable news to fill its 24-hour news cycle with scenes of death and destruction doesn’t help either. There are only so many times you can view the World Trade Center collapsing before you become convinced that terrorism is a realistic threat to your existence (actual threat? 1 in 9.3 million). This is known as instructional fear acquisition. We become aware of a fearful situation through repeated viewing, and although we have not actually experienced it, we essentially teach ourselves to fear it. Statistically speaking, however, our anxieties are woefully misplaced.
Here are 20 ways we may possibly die, and the odds that they will actually happen, from least to most likely (odds are rounded up or down for simplicity)."*
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Hosts: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola
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