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Postby Batty » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:24 pm

Yep! I wear glasses, too. Is that why I often make a spectacle of myself?

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.
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Postby poohbcarrot » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:47 pm

WannabeAngua wrote:No glasses or lenses or anything sight-enhancing here :D


I'm with WannabeAngua. No glasses etc.
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:50 pm

I wear Reading specs. AND, my opthalmologist who performed my (hopefully) final eye surgery just prescribed plain glasses with a prism to be placed on the right side for driving. I have Graves disease, which, when allowed to go on undiagnosed for 13 years by a Naughty Naughty Mysogynistic doctor makes the eye muscles swell up to a HUGE size. According to my specialist, he has only seen one set as big as mine in the world.

Not sure if I should be proud or not. I Have survived 25 hours of combined surgeries if you add them all together... heh heh, Daimler Chrysler's Blue Cross and Blue Shield Insurance company does Not Like Me at All... Muahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha :twisted: :twisted:

I believe I AM proud of that! :lol:
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:51 pm

Me three, but not for reading. :)
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:52 pm

Batty wrote:Yep! I wear glasses, too. Is that why I often make a spectacle of myself?

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.
:wink:


AHA! But, if you Think you are going crazy, you probably aren't... tis the ones that Think they are sane we all have to worry about.
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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Postby kakaze » Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:19 am

Omnia wrote:- Twelve percent of lightning strikes occur at golf courses


I think you meant "Twelve percent of people hit by lightning are at golf courses"

I would guess that the majority of lightning strikes are either on mountain-tops or out at sea.

Ok, this is kinda depressing, but:

The number of people who died last year in China's coal mines was either about 3,200 or 91,172.

The number of accidents were reported at 413,700.

In America, 61 (average from 2005 to 2008 from all mining operations).

Death rate (per 1,000,000 tonnes):
China: 1.485
U.S.: 0.04

China closed 1,054 illegal coal mines in 2008, but government figures show almost 80% of the country's 16,000 mines are illegal.

http://english.sina.com/china/2009/0127/214411.html
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2008 ... 389679.htm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7855330.stm
http://frankwarner.typepad.com/free_fra ... ning_.html

And, just to show how unreliable these numbers are:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/11/world ... 1coal.html

I can't wait to get out of here. :shock:
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Postby poohbcarrot » Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:20 am

The US is just over twice the size of Japan.

For every one million people in the US, 103 are killed by guns.
For every one million people in Japan, 0.7 are killed by guns.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co ... death_rate
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Postby cols » Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:09 am

Yep I were glasses or contacts when I can afford them

Norway is the safest country in the world, apparently Ireland ranks 4th which is definitely not true especially on a saturday nights. And the possible reason :
Ireland has the highest consumption of alcohol in europe .Hiccup!!
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Postby WannabeAngua » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:59 am

Norway is the safest country in the world
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In that case they must mean the most rural areas, like on one of the islands with only 1 person living there :D
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Postby Omnia » Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:51 pm

kakaze wrote:Omnia wrote:
- Twelve percent of lightning strikes occur at golf courses

I think you meant "Twelve percent of people hit by lightning are at golf courses"

I take no responsibily for accurateness/ridiculousness ~ I swiped them from a website :wink:
Besides...who is to say that a lightening welding deity wouldn't take offense to golf courses? :lol:

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I've gone though a sizeable portion of my life near suffocating to death before falling asleep due to that little fact! :lol:

Someone asked if Terry wears glasses ~ well, every time I've seen him he's wearing glasses so I presume he does :wink: Altough I haven't a clue whether he wears reading glasses too...
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:43 pm

Omnia wrote:
kakaze wrote:Omnia wrote:
- Twelve percent of lightning strikes occur at golf courses

I think you meant "Twelve percent of people hit by lightning are at golf courses"

I take no responsibily for accurateness/ridiculousness ~ I swiped them from a website :wink:
Besides...who is to say that a lightening welding deity wouldn't take offense to golf courses? :lol:


Well they're asking for it aren't they? Golfers. All those little metal sticks in a nice tempting expanse of open green... great target practice for all those fledgling thunder gods... :twisted:
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:01 pm

My point about the glasses is that statistics are largely dependant on who you ask. People who read books (for various reasons) tend to wear glasses - so a poll on a site dedicated to books is probably more likely to get a higher number of glasses wearers.

And as far as polls in general are concerned - it depends not only who you ask but what you ask. You also won't get a 'proper' result unless you make everyone take the poll and make sure they don't lie.

If someone (for example) is taking a poll in a busy high street, they are only likely to get responses from people who have the time to take the poll and people who (for some reason) like taking polls. That's hardly a representative cross section of the public.

So, I'd say that only around 30% of polls are effective. :wink: :lol:
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:22 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:
Omnia wrote:
kakaze wrote:Omnia wrote:
- Twelve percent of lightning strikes occur at golf courses

I think you meant "Twelve percent of people hit by lightning are at golf courses"

I take no responsibily for accurateness/ridiculousness ~ I swiped them from a website :wink:
Besides...who is to say that a lightening welding deity wouldn't take offense to golf courses? :lol:


Well they're asking for it aren't they? Golfers. All those little metal sticks in a nice tempting expanse of open green... great target practice for all those fledgling thunder gods... :twisted:


:lol: :twisted: Remembers the priest playing the "Perfect Game" in a Thunderstorm in Caddyshack... :twisted: :lol:
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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Postby kakaze » Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:07 am

poohbcarrot wrote:The US is just over twice the size of Japan.

For every one million people in the US, 103 are killed by guns.
For every one million people in Japan, 0.7 are killed by guns.


But not as many sword-related deaths. ;)

Oh, and...

USA:
Population: 303,824,640
Organized Crime members: Aprox. 3,000

Japan
Population: 127,288,416
Organized Crime members: more than 88,000 (as of 1990)

How did it go? "As long as you're going to have crime, it might as well be organized."
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Postby superfurryandy » Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:08 am

Batty wrote:Yep! I wear glasses, too. Is that why I often make a spectacle of myself?

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.
:wink:

In my case, it's me, so my friends are fine :wink:

I do not wear glasses, although I am slightly short sighted.

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