Terrorism: It is all about probability ...

Putting terrorism into perspective depends on how you perceive the probability of it happening to you.

The odds of dying in a terrorist attack on a plane in a given year are 1 in 25,000,000.

The odds of a Westerner being killed by a terrorist in a given year are 1 in 3,000,000.

Source: Wall Street Journal

The odds of your dying in a 1 hour flight in a given year are less than 1 in 1,000,000.

Source: Plane Crash Info

The odds of being struck by lightning in a given year are about 1 in 500,000.

Source: Wall Street Journal

The odds of dying in a car accident within one year 1 in 18,585.

The odds of simply being in a car accident within one year are 1 in 5,889.

The odds of dying by an assault within one year are 1 in 16,421.

Source: NSC.

Courtesy of a poster on Slashdot.

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people don't look for numbers

people don't look for numbers or truth - at least they don't know that they need such factual measures- before they ride along with their TV show

this is how the media controls the public conscious hypnotically