Gun violence data: Odds of being shot, other causes of death compared

https://amp.businessinsider.com/us-gun-death-murder-risk-statistics-2018-3

Some stats to help understand our ways of dying.

Do we have a coherent World view anymore?

I heard an interesting interview on NPR this morning.

Thesis was: it wasn’t that long ago collective info came to us from fewer sources than now. Though there was disagreement about who the info served our if it was fair and complete, in general it was delivered by organizations and people we knew and trusted. And relevant to this thesis, the fewer sources meant instead of creating division and anxiety, we had a common center around which to evolve, leading to hopefully better governing.

Now the world of information is fractured by the multitudes of platforms we use. This allows anyone too say anything from anywhere about whatever they choose.

Now as individuals we have to, if we can, assimilate this info, determine where truth lies, before we can integrate it into a coherent World view.

One result is we now have a cornucopia of views, a cacophony of voices shooting at us to believe them or get chastised.

The past, I believe was much the same as now, but now finding common belief has reduced us to arguing, instead of leading FOR us common folks.

Governing has fallen by the wayside as people argue about the multitudes of ideas, instead of looking at the common ground and answering those solutions.

Trump is self as racist

www.cnn.com/2019/07/14/politics/donald-trump-tweets-democratic-congresswomen-race-nationalities/index.html

Though racism amongst politicians is nothing new, what is new is Trump’s unabashed racism. Doesn’t care and doesn’t think it’s racist.

We know one repercussion is the atmosphere is polluted even more. I could ask where the pubs are but I’m sure since it’s the Sabbath they’re all praying their souls out.