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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    It's called TERRORism for a reason.

    The intentional, violent, intimidating acts randomly targeting people in calculated pursuit of a political goal TERRORises people.
    That doesn't change the fact that in Australia, you or your family are more way likely to die in a car, at the beach or walking down the street...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    It's called TERRORism for a reason.

    The intentional, violent, intimidating acts randomly targeting people in calculated pursuit of a political goal TERRORises people.
    So my example with bikie gangs ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    So my example with bikie gangs ...
    The difference is with bikie gangs you are more likely to die if you are directly involved with the ****bags either through drug use/dealage or by shacking up with a bikie. Terrorism randomly but with calculation targets people not directly involved with the ****bag industry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    That doesn't change the fact that in Australia, you or your family are more way likely to die in a car, at the beach or walking down the street...
    No it doesn't. But it does explain why people are more afraid of dying at the hands of a TERRORist than a car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    No it doesn't. But it does explain why people are more afraid of dying at the hands of a TERRORist than a car.
    Yes but the point all along is that it is irrational to be more afraid of terrorism, yet people get in their cars and drive with their kids everyday, go swimming at the beach and go for walks with their kids. Even take their kids to swimming pools where there's more danger of their small children drowning than being killed by a terrorist!

    In the 10 years between 2003-2012, there were approximately 2300 homocides in Australia. I'm not saying don't be scared, just that there are a lot more things to be afraid of???

    Clearly I am not articulating this well
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    not saying don't be scared, just that there are a lot more things to be afraid of???
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    This bit I understand. However I wouldn't go as far as calling the fear of terrorist attack irrational. I suppose that depends on your definition of irrational though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    This bit I understand. However I wouldn't go as far as calling the fear of terrorist attack irrational. I suppose that depends on your definition of irrational though....
    I didn't say it is irrational to be afraid if terrorism, I just said it is irrational to be more afraid of terrorism than other things that pose more of a risk to your life

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    Also Big Red long time no hear! Welcome back!
    My husband has been working a lot of nights and been offered some extra work over Christmas so I've been bored

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I didn't say it is irrational to be afraid if terrorism, I just said it is irrational to be more afraid of terrorism than other things that pose more of a risk to your life
    Who are you to tell people what they can and cant be afraid of?


 

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