Posts Tagged ‘death

Just hang up and drive

Posted in Insightson Jan 13, 2009

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On September 11, 2001, there were 2,752 people who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. Because of that attack, thousands of soldiers have gone to war costing the U.S. billions of dollars.

Every year, an average of 2,600 people die because of car accidents related to cell phones, nearly the same number of people ever year who died in the terrorist attacks. An additional annual 12,000 serious injuries have also occurred because of talking on the phone while driving.

But what are we doing about this to save lives?

Laws could be passed making cell phone use illegal, but it really should start with personal responsibility.

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Where is Anbar?

Posted in Politicson Sep 1, 2008

I think we’ve been so focused with domestic news that we’ve forgotten that the planet isn’t flat–that there is news all around the globe.

For example, I found a success story about Iraq. Anbar, a province in Iraq west of Bagdad, used to be the most lethal place for Americans. On Monday, the U.S. handed back control of a much more peaceful Anbar to the Iraqi Army and police force.

From the full New York Times story:

On Monday, following a parade on a freshly paved street, American commanders formally returned responsibility for keeping order in Anbar Province, once the heartland of the Sunni insurgency, to the Iraqi Army and police force. The ceremony capped one of the starkest turnabouts in the country since the war began five and a half years ago.

Beating death

Posted in Generalon Jun 6, 2008

I came across this headline today:

Man accused in beating death appears in court

At my first read, I thought it was talking about a man that beat death. I was hoping the article could tell me how to do the same: beat death and live forever. If this man had allegedly beat death, what is he doing in court?

Upon second look, I realized that it was a death by beating that he was accused of. If he had actually beat death, the headline would have read: Man accused of beating death appears in court. What a difference one little word can make.