Thursday, March 02, 2017

Submarine. From 1869.

Used to harvest pearls.

God, that long at that depth with no decompression... no wonder the crews all wound up in trouble.

Associated Press Attacks Trump's Tribute to Ryan Owens
Of course they did.  Does anyone actually expect better of AP anymore?

Yeah, these things don't happen in other places.  Unless you actually count.
Yet, despite the impression that President Obama has been creating, France suffered more casualties (murders and injuries) from mass public shootings in 2015 than the US has suffered during Obama’s entire presidency (Updated 532 to 527 in Tables below). Note that these numbers don’t adjust for the fact that the US has 5 times the population of France. The per capita rate of casualties in France is thus 8.19 per million and for the US it is 1.65 — France’s per capita rate of casualties is thus 4.97 times higher than the rate in the US. 

A systematic look at the frequency and deaths from mass public shootings from the US and Europe is available here. The very high rate of attacks in the rest of the world is discussed here. We use the traditional FBI definition of mass public shootings.

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