"Bob LeChevalier" <lojbab at lojban.org> wrote in message
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> "John Knight" <jwknight at polbox.com> wrote:
> >"Gray Shockley" <gray at compcomm.com> wrote in message
> >news:0001HW.BA0E732C0035D8C111C295D0 at news-central.giganews.com...> >> On Sat, 30 Nov 2002 1:07:22 -0600, John K. Nightlight wrote
> >> (in message <KsZF9.33490$kz4.1643638 at news2.west.cox.net>):
> >> > Is this why you'd prefer to dwell on this rather than acknowledging
> >> > there is NO evidence that your original premise is correct: namely,
> >> > alcohol kills hundreds of thousands of Americans each year?
> >> --------------------------------------------------------
> >> I have no personal knowledge of "hundreds of thousands" but I've lost
> >> and acquaintances over the years to alcohol and traffic deaths.
> >> That number is high enough that it stretches "coincidence" past
> >Even if someone were to believe your anecdotes, they remain anecdotes,
> >anecdotes don't even begin to make the case for our Draconian DWI laws,
> >particularly when so much scientific evidence disputes them.
>> Even if someone were to believe you "direct observations" of Russians
> and Germans and Swedes, they remain anecdotes, and anecdotes don't
> even begin to make the case that DWI is more healthy than driving
>> >So, Gary, if the US GOVERNMENT web site reports that 5.4% of all drivers
> >fatal accidents had a BAC > or = 0.10, then WHO is the safest driver, and
> >how much:
> >A) Drivers with a BAC > or = 0.10, or
> >B) Drivers with a BAC < 0.10
bzzzzt. Wrong. The question was "WHO is the safest driver, and by how