Wednesday, November 09, 2005

There's Less War Now than thirty years ago

Does life get any more ironic? Despite what many people think, there is less violent crime, less wars, and less casualties of war in the last ten years than in the previous decades of the last century. So says a study featured in one of Canada's national newspapers. Go figure! Civil liberties are being infringed everywhere for the sake of "security," torture all of a sudden becomes "necessary" to maintain security, and all the while there is less terrorism overall now than in the eighties! The only category of violence that rose according to the authors of this study is significant incidents of terrorism. I'd love to ask them what they consider an "insignificant" incident of terrorism!

Surprisingly, it was the UK who was involved in the most foreign conflicts, followed by France and then the USA.

There is a lot of doom and gloom in the newspapers, so it's time to tell yourself that it will be ok. Go out and do something nice for someone you think deserves it! You'll feel better, I swear.

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