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Thursday, 19 October 2017

What Do The Headlines Mean?

.. Not a lot :

In 2016 - 62,000 Americans died from overdoses of OPIOIDS. That is almost twice as many drug deaths as were caused by guns (.. 33,636 in 2013),  The average number of US gun deaths over a ten year period is 30,179 per annum.

You need to remember that the population of USA is 323.1 Million.

So opioid drugs are twice as deadly to Americans as guns.

 America has a drugs problem that causes twice as many deaths as guns.

Have you been told that on TV ? .. of course not.

marketing:
the action or business of promoting and selling products or services, including market research and advertising.

delude:
make (someone) believe something that is not true.

belief:
1.
an acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof.


politician
a person who is professionally involved in politics, especially as a holder of an elected office.
  • US
    a person who acts in a manipulative and devious way, typically to gain advancement within an organization.

Representative democracy (also indirect democracy:
 is a type of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy whereby the electorate would themselves have a vote.

faith:
  1. 1.complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
  2. 2.
    strong belief in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual conviction rather than proof.

Spin doctor:
a spokesperson employed to give a false interpretation of events to the media, especially on behalf of a political party.

'nuff said?

Marty K.