Comments on who’s the most likely to kill you – a terrorist or your own government.

Multiple polls show that Americans are more afraid of our own government than of terrorists.

Sure, the government – not Al Qaeda – is taking away virtually all of our Constitutional rights. 

And that includes reserving to itself the right to assassinate or indefinitely detain American 

But stupid government policy is threatening us in other ways, as well.

The Police

For example, we’ve documented that you are 9 times more likely to be killed by a police officer 

than a terrorist. (Legal experts say you should never talk to the police).

Financial Crisis

The financial crisis will also lead to quite a few early deaths. The government – together with 

Wall Street – caused the financial crisis … not Al Qaeda.

Government policy has also redistributed wealth from the average American to the super- rich.

(Indeed, the government and big banks – not Osama – have destroyed free market capitalism in 

the U.S.)


The number of deaths by suicide has skyrocketed recently, and many connect the increase in 

suicides to the downturn in the economy.

Around 35,000 Americans kill themselves each year. Indeed, Americans are 2,059 times more 

likely to kill themselves than die at the hand of a terrorist.

And more American soldiers die by suicide than combat (the number of veterans committing 

suicide is astronomical and under-reported).

The wars that are causing the soldiers so much grief were planned 20 years ago … and are 

being fought for oil (and here) and gas.

Killer Drugs

According to a 2011 CDC report, poisoning from prescription drugs is one of the leading cause 

of death. Indeed, the CDC stated in 2011 that – in the majority of states – your prescription 
meds are more likely to kill you than any other source of injury. So your meds are thousands of 
times more likely to kill you than Al Qaeda.

After drug companies were busted for using fraudulent data for drug approval, the FDA allowed 

the potentially dangerous drugs to stay on the market.

And when one of the most respected radiologists in America – the former head of the radiology 

department at Yale University – attempted to blow the whistle on the fact that the FDA had 
approved a medical device manufactured by General Electric because it put out massive 
amounts of radiation, the FDA installed spyware to record his private emails and surfing 
activities (including installing cameras to snap pictures of his screen), and then used the 
information to smear him and other whistleblowers.

Contaminated Food

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show that Americans are 110 times more likely 

to die from contaminated food than terrorism. And see this.

Yet the government is working hand-in-glove with the giant good companies to dish up cheap, 

unhealthy food.

The government’s response to the outbreak of mad cow disease was simple: it stopped testing 

for mad cow, and prevented cattle ranchers and meat processors from voluntarily testing their 
own cows (and see this and this).

The EPA recently raised the allowable amount of a dangerous pesticide by 3,000% … 

pretending that it won’t have adverse health effects.

In response to new studies showing the substantial dangers of genetically modified foods – 

they’ve already been tentatively linked to obesity, cancer, liver failure, infertility and all sorts of 
other diseases (brief, must-watch videos here and here – the government passed legislation 
more or less pushing it onto our plates.

When BP – through criminal negligence – blew out the Deepwater Horizon oil well, the 

government helped cover it up (and here). As just one example, the government approved the 
massive use of a highly-toxic dispersant to temporarily hide the oil. The government also 
changed the testing standards for seafood to pretend that higher levels of toxic PAHs in our 


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11:20 AM (12 minutes ago)

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Anonymous has left a new comment on your post “Police kill far more people than terrorists“:

“The true terrorists of our world do not meet at the docks at midnight, or scream “Allahu Akbar” 

before some violent action. The true terrorists of our world wear 5000 dollar suits and work in 
the highest positions of finance, government and business.”

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