Read it and weep

Enough said? Just how batshit crazy are we anyway? Comes from here. With  hat tip to Andrew Sullivan.

11 responses to “Read it and weep

  1. haha.. fantastic! Go Mexico!!

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  2. It’s too bad that left-leaning folks don’t actually research stuff to find out if things are factual or not. It’s easy to look at a chart that puts America in a negative light, when at the same time said chart could actually be not as accurate as shown.

    http://www.nationalcenter.org/NPA547ComparativeHealth.html

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  3. you are unbelievable!
    I like the graphic and data in your post.

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  4. Again with the life expectancy meme? You could just as easily say that American’s spend more on health care per citizen AND they have the fewest World Cup soccer championships.

    Life expectancy is not an indication of medical care.

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    • Ah Pino, seems we’ve had this conversation before. Do I correctly recall that your previous argument was that our life expectancy is lower because of crime rates or something like that?

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      • Do I correctly recall that your previous argument was that our life expectancy is lower because of crime rates or something like that?

        You are correct Moe. Life expectancy takes into account many factors that have nothing to do with medical care.

        Gang land murders, car accidents and obesity are just three.

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        • And that only matters if some countries factor those numbers in and some countries don’t. All that matters in these comparisons is that it’s apples to apples. Life expectancy is the most frequently measured outcome and has been tracked for a hundred years. I think at this point, all involved have figured out how to do it right.

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        • By the way Pino – I do agree with you when you say that ‘life expectancy has nothing to do with medical care’. Really, I get that.

          So perhaps we can document whether or not these figures are factored in – universally. As far as I can tell they are. But I’m willing to go back into those dense crime statistics at the US Dept of Somethingorother. See what you can find.

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