You're about as likely to die from your own furniture and/or television falling on you as you are from a terrorist attack.
Not anymore according to crap on the "news".
I said false. I thought it could easily be less likely than TV's/etc.
I'll guess true, we do get earthquakes here now and then. Most of the heavy stuff that could really hurt has a safety cable.
Yes, and I'm about to make a prisoner exchange: my television for 4 chairs and an ottoman.
The terrorists are out to get you.
More worried about the taxman. ;)
I survived being a truck driver in Iraq, I think I'll be just fine
This should be a warning to all the SOHers who have mirrors on the ceiling. Just sayin'...
LOL since reading SOH comments for a couple of years, my exposure to "kinky" has broadened considerably.
What have you heard? *suspicious face*
I don't keep my TV on the ceiling, but I am definitely more likely to trip over a cat curling around my feet as I try to get to the bathroom at 2 am.
You're 8 times more likely to be killed by a police officer in America than by terrorists.
sad, isn't it?
It is alarming that our country has reached so high a level of police violence on citizens. I like to be a part of solutions, but don't even know how to begin on this issue!
Start repealing bad laws. If we stopped criminalizing behavior or legislating morality, it would drastically improve safety for our citizens and law enforcement.
stats and citations:
blogs.cfr.org/zenko/2012/02/24/america-is-a-safe-place/ (for you naysayers, this blog contains links to the actual data)
I didn't have time to read that whole report but according to this article, in 2011 (41) people were killed by being crushed by a TV...
If only 29 people are killed each year by terrorists, shouldn't the correct answer be False because you are actually LESS likely to die at the hands of terrorists (not as likely)?
2011 has the most recent figures, but as an aggregate since 9/11, they average out to be roughly the same -- sorry if that wasn't conveyed clearly
Yes, I said false for that reason as well.