Interesting statistics

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ghrit, Nov 6, 2007.


  1. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    A friend of mine sent this along. I think I've seen it before somewhere, but never the less, it is worth a repeat. That said, it does not appear to include the current crop of fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan.





    Below is some very interesting data referencing deaths in the military. I guarantee you will not read this in your local newspaper nor will you see it on the daily news broadcast. Deaths in the Military:


    1980 .......... 2,392
    1981 ......... 2,380
    1982 .......... 2,318
    1983 ......... 2,465
    1984 ......... 1,999
    1985 .......... 2,252
    1986 .......... 1,984
    1987 ......... 1,983
    1988 .......... 1,819
    1989 .......... 1,636
    1990 ........ 1,508
    1991 .......... 1,787
    1992 .......... 1,293
    1993 ......... 1,213
    1994 ......... 1,075
    1995 .......... 1,040
    1996 ......... 974
    1997 .......... 817
    1998 .......... 826
    1999 .......... 795
    2000 ........ 774
    2001 .......... 890
    2002 .......... 1007
    2003 ........ 1,410 [534*]
    2004 .......... 1,887 [900*]
    2005 ........ [919*]
    2006 .......... [920*]




    Figures so noted with an asterisk (*) indicates deaths as a result of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. You may initially feel confused when you look at these figures --especially when you see that in 1980, during the term of President Jimmy Carter, there were 2,392 US military fatalities.



    What this clearly indicates is that our media and our liberal politicians pick and choose and tend to present only those facts that support their agenda driven reporting. Another fact our left media and politicians like to slant is that these brave men and women losing their lives are minorities.



    Wrong again - The latest census shows the following:



    European descent (white) ..... 69.12% Hispanic .... 12.5% African American ..... 12.3% Asian ... 3.7% Native American .... 1.0% Other ..... 2.6% The fatalities over the past three years in Iraqi Freedom are: European descent (white) ..... 74.31% Hispanic ..... 10.74% African American ... 9.67% Asian ... 1.81% Native American .... 1.09% Other .... 2.33%



    These statistics are published by DOD and may be viewed at: American War and Military Operations Casualties: Lists and Statistics http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL32492.pdf
     
  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    A little OT but so is this:
    I had to disable all add ons to run a few tests and the shoutbox is looking funny if you dial in the direct link.

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  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Shout box shows here the same as last night. I haven't logged off and back on since before the upgrade, so that may not mean much.
     
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Whoa. Refreshed, shoutbox disappeared along with the second row of add ins.
     
  5. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I have a team of vBullein pros looking at things right now. THey wanted a clean work environment.
     
  6. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    OK, will disappear presently, pillow calling. (That'll clear up some rubbish.)
     
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