This sort of death toll is not acceptable! Especially as the majority of these innocent victims were young Americans who had every right to look forward to a long and fruitful life.
So in response to this unacceptable risk, posed by these two wheeled agents of terror, my government has launched a series of initiatives so as to protect and preserve the peace. From this day forward every agency of the United States Government will be placed on Velocipede Alert.
We will launch a War on Bicycles!
Firstly - I intend to rid the Continental United States of bicycles. I don't care what they might say or do in other countries - it is my responsibility to protect the lives and liberties of American citizens.
Secondly - Any individual seen to be associated with these hateful and evil devices will be committing an offence and will, henceforth, be incarcerated indefinitely. Maybe tortured. Whilst this might seem a harsh measure it is necessary so that we might derive further information relating to their evil velocipedic contacts and plans.
Thirdly - Anyone seen or heard to be supporting the use of velocipedes shall be committing an offence and will become liable to be shot on sight. This measure is aimed at easing the terror that such two wheeled propagandizing is currently inflicting on our community.
Fourthly - As the majority of these evil and heinous deaths seem to result from the dastardly designs of foreign nationals I have instructed our Intelligence agencies to draw up plans counter this threat. I say now, in plain and simple terms - to anyone, anywhere in the world - if you are planning new and devilish velocipedes - you will be caught and killed.
Finally - I would like to take this opportunity to assure all Americans that this dire threat is being addressed by every agency in the Government. We shall leave no stone unturned in our efforts to root out this evil. We shall track down and kill all those with evil velocipedic intent. Wherever they might hide"
North American Mainland deaths from terrorism
1996 - 0
1997 - 2
1998 - 1
1999 - 3
2000 - 3
2001 - 2987
2002 - 3
2003 - 3
2004 - 0
2005 - 0
2006 - 0
Accidental Deaths per year on North American Mainland
(1981 to 1994)
100 on commercial flight
850 by electrical current
1000 on a bicycle
1452 by accidental gunfire
3000 by complications to medical procedures
3600 by inhaling or ingesting objects
5000 by fire
5000 by drowning
5300 by accidental poisoning
8000 as pedestrians
11,000 at work
12,000 by falls
22,500 at home
46,000 in auto accidents
U.S. ODDS of dying from:
Cardiovascular disease: 1 in 2
Smoking (by/before age 35): 1 in 600
Car trip, coast-to-coast: 1 in 14,000
Bicycle accident: 1 in 88,000
Tornado: 1 in 450,000
Train, coast-to-coast: 1 in 1,000,000
Lightning: 1 in 1.9 million
Bee sting: 1 in 5.5 million
U.S. commercial jet airline: 1 in 7 million
Terrorism: 1 in 8 609 815 (twelve year average)
Sources: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California at Berkeley
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