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By the numbers: What violence costs the planet
Marketplace ^ | 6-19-2014 | Mitchell Hartman

Posted on 06/20/2014 7:03:27 AM PDT by Citizen Zed

“Violence containment” by the Index’s definition includes everything from buying tanks, deploying surveillance satellites and paying soldiers; to economic damage from civil war, political violence, drug trafficking, and refugee crises; to the costs of domestic security—from police, airport security, and jails, to lost wages and fear of criminality suffered by homicide victims’ families.

$9.8 trillion represents 11.3 percent of global GDP, or $1,350 for every person on the planet. It is double the GDP of Africa. The cost of violence rose nearly 4 percent from 2012.

$5,455 per person - The U.S. cost of violence containment per-capita — for every man, woman, and child living in America. The U.S. spends 10.2 percent of GPD to deal with violence — everything from the costs of homicide and law enforcement, to military and terrorist threats like North Korea and Al Quaeda. The U.S. spends more per-capita than Mexico ($1,430), France ($1,300), South Africa ($1,000), Argentina ($635), or India ($145). The U.S. even outspends Israel, at $2,795 per capita, or 8.1 percent of GDP.

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Or is it the cost of not responding swiftly enough to violence?
1 posted on 06/20/2014 7:03:27 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

As long as there are men....adult male humans....there will be war and/or oppression.


2 posted on 06/20/2014 7:06:44 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Citizen Zed

One way the rich get richer and more powerful while the lower middle class disappears.

The US Government

Once upon a time the US was a Republic, a Government of the People, for the People and by the People, but not now.

Now the government of the US has become the government of the rich and powerful, for the rich and powerful and by those, in congress, the administration, the courts, the police and the press, who serve the rich and powerful.

Jeremiah 48:10 (a)Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and (b)cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.


3 posted on 06/20/2014 7:13:00 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: Citizen Zed

#101/162: U.S.

The U.S. rank in the 2014 Global Peace Index. Just behind Bangladesh, Haiti and Benin . . . but beating out Angola, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. The U.S. is the least peaceful country in North America — but its only regional competition is Canada, which ranks #7 for peacefulness worldwide.
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#101 isn’t too bad considering how many different cultures and races live in the US, IMO. I wonder what it would be if we got rid of the 14 to 34yo. Black crime figures. I would imagine we’d be somewhere in the top twenty.


4 posted on 06/20/2014 7:18:16 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
As long as there are men....

Thanks for that old feminist chestnut.

Nothing is more passive and cuddly than a mother grizzly.

5 posted on 06/20/2014 7:20:52 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: Citizen Zed

you mean war isn’t green?


6 posted on 06/20/2014 7:22:14 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Gay State Conservative

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgcd1ghag5Y


7 posted on 06/20/2014 7:32:48 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Citizen Zed
In half a generation, regular use of this contraption transformed Ft. Smith from the most lawless and wild town on the frontier into a nice little town of church goers:
Gallows at Ft. Smith
And they hanged fewer people in the entire 15 years of its use than Chicago gangbangers kill in a busy month today.
8 posted on 06/20/2014 7:46:05 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Gay State Conservative

No, don’t dump that on the male sex. (Unless you are saying that Hillary is a man?)


9 posted on 06/20/2014 7:47:38 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: B4Ranch

If we could discount the black crime in Washington DC, Kill-a-delphia, Detroit, and Nawlin’s, we would be safer than Iceland on a per capita percentage.


10 posted on 06/20/2014 7:51:48 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: Citizen Zed

Those who are given to violence will be unmoved by this argument.


11 posted on 06/20/2014 8:51:03 AM PDT by YHAOS
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To: DCBryan1

We’d have to cut the latino numbers out to reach that high.


12 posted on 06/20/2014 8:51:27 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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