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Gray Shockley gray at compcomm.com
Wed Dec 4 22:03:03 EST 2002

On Wed, 4 Dec 2002 19:03:29 -0600, John Knight wrote
(in message <BBxH9.22622$K64.676887 at news2.west.cox.net>):

> Obviously you missed the point, so let's put it another way.
> Even IF the reduction in the rate of alcohol-induced deaths since MADD went
> mad was due 100% to a reduction in drinking and driving, and even IF none of
> the putative 4,420 lives "saved" were due to a reduction in supposed
> alcohol-related cirrhosis deaths (from which more people die from  the
> non-alcohol-related variety than from the alcohol-related variety), and even
> IF none of them were due to a reduction in alcohol-related heart disease
> deaths (which by itself, according to some claims, exceed 100,000 lives
> "saved"), and even IF none of them were due to a reduction in the number of
> alcohol-related cancer deaths (which is another group which claims to have
> saved hundreds of thousands of lives as the *rate* of NON-ALCOHOL-related
> cancer deaths more than tripled), then IS $5.4 million per life saved a wise
> investment, OR would there be better uses for those dollars?
> You did NOT answer that question, under the pretense that this was a "switch
> of topics", so let's phrase it differently.
> If ALL of the 4,420 alcohol-induced deaths were traffic fatalities CAUSED by
> drinking drivers, and if all of the other 37,580 traffic fatalities were
> caused by NON-drinking drivers, then:
> A)  Who causes the most traffic fatalities?
> B)  By how much?
> John Knight


Sonny, I don't play when only you get to cut the deck.

And you mark the cards.

Sonny, I play the Big Game; you, Sonny, play chickenfeed games.

You even cheat at penny-ante.

Gray Shockley
"Swinehood hath no remedy." - Sidney Lanier

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