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TOPIC: More violent deaths in US than other wealthy nations, report shows
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Gun violence was cited as a factor contributing to lower life expectancy. Americans have been dying at younger ages than people in most other wealthy countries.

WASHINGTON — The United States suffers far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation, due in part to the widespread possession of firearms and the practice of storing them at home in a place that is often unlocked, according to a report released Wednesday by two of the nation's leading health research institutions.

Gun violence is just one of many factors contributing to lower U.S. life expectancy, but the finding took on urgency because the report comes less than a month after the shooting deaths of 26 people at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

The United States has about six violent deaths per 100,000 residents. None of the 16 other countries included in the review came anywhere close to that ratio. Finland was closest to the U.S. ranking with slightly more than two violent deaths per 100,000 residents.

For many years, Americans have been dying at younger ages than people in almost all other wealthy countries. In addition to the impact of gun violence, Americans consume the most calories among peer countries and get involved in more accidents that involve alcohol. The U.S. also suffers higher rates of drug-related deaths, infant mortality and AIDS.

The result is that the life expectancy for men in the United States ranked the lowest among the 17 countries reviewed, at 75.6 years, while the life expectancy for U.S. women ranked second lowest at 80.7 years. The countries reviewed included Canada, Japan, Australia and much of Western Europe.

The nation's health disadvantages have economic consequences. They lead to higher costs for consumers and taxpayers as well as a workforce that remains less healthy than that of other high-income countries.

"With lives and dollars at stake, the United States cannot afford to ignore this problem," said the report from the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine.

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Actually it is. Political views are much like a religion... To all sides.

The reason the military seems more republican than most civilians is more complicated than where the soldier came from as their upbringing... But for the most part, most soldiers come as republican civilians.

That said, the republican ideals are then reinforced by the fact your superior is likely republican and you are trained... Almost brain washed to follow the leader. So when you have a change of command, either at the top or just above you, which is more liberal... It isn't surprising that all the ducks follow the new leader.

This being said, there was a time that soldiers leaned republican, because the republicans favored the soldier... That time has long past. The republican favors the MIC and tells the national media that they do not want to pay for the soldiers retirement of they survive 20 years of military service...

Additionally, the republicans use to be in support for allowing the soldiers to win the war... This ended in the 50s with Korea and firing the generals who could have won the war.

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"... military and government workers that vote Repub? "

Colin Powell was on TV talking about all the impossible tactics the Repubs are into these days, how everything they do is basically wrong. How he'd voted Repub for Prez all his life, until McCain and Romney.

Then finally he half smiled and said that he'd just been brought up Republican; as though there wasn't much he could do about it.

Is it like being brought up Catholic, or Jewish, or Muslim? It's just what you are?

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No one even knows if OBAMASS Has degrees

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Would you like a list of career politicians, military and government workers that vote Repub?

What was Regan's degree in? What about the Bush prez? How about the other big GOP names.

Wasn't Romney a lawyer and clergyman?

If an Ivy League degree is not prestigious, just tell us where your degree is from?

By your account, if a person is not working a job that is related to the subject on their degree, they are failures?

You really sound so petty, but continue to humor us...

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Attacking the messenger is a form of avoidance.

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Did OweBama ever use his 'degrees' in the real world, or has he always sucked off the Gov't tit?

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-- Dr. Valerie Lane Simonsen, licensed naturopathic physican (A Quack)

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"It was nice of Obama to say that he will direct the ATF to enforce the current law. Wonder why nobody asked him why he hadn't done this sooner."

Ever wonder why you're not the president? With the easy answer, usually Monday morning quarterbacking, about nearly everything....

Posing your daily hate for Obama is accomplishing..... Exactly what?

We get it. We get it already. Obama doesn't know as much as you.his degrees from Ivy League schools vs your degree from where?

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"It my understanding, that there have been certain laws placed within other bills passed by congress that prevent ATF from doing so. "

I'd love to hear more about that.

I think you might be referring to Congress from financially prohibiting the CDC to do research on gun violence.

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I don't know. It's against the law to kill somebody, or attempt to kill them. What's the point of any additional laws?

It was nice of Obama to say that he will direct the ATF to enforce the current law. Wonder why nobody asked him why he hadn't done this sooner.

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