OK, maybe not you – you may well live in a state other than Texas. And if you do live in the Lone Star State but you’re white, that’ll also decrease your odds of taking the needle. But in terms of overall population, Texans are more likely to have their execution order signed by Rick Perry than they are to die in an airplane crash.
That’s via This Is Hell Radio with Chuck Mertz, which is probably my favorite political talk-show — Chicagoans shouldn’t miss it.
A couple of nerds on Twitter (follow me!) fact-checked this claim — cautioning that it was “napkin math” — and came up with the following:
For TX residents, the odds are: plane crash 5.85*10^-5%, Perry execution: 8.33*10^-5%.
Now, to be fair to Perry, Texans have always been pretty keen on hanging ‘em high. They tended towards bloodlust long before Rick Perry came along, and will no doubt continue to long after that nice hair has faded into a distant memory.
"The world is a rigged game"
Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone: “Word has leaked out that the London-based firm ICAP, the world’s largest broker of interest-rate swaps, is being investigated by American authorities for behavior that sounds eerily reminiscent of the Libor mess. Regulators are looking into whether or not a small group of brokers at ICAP may have worked with up to 15 of the world’s largest banks to manipulate ISDAfix, a benchmark number used around the world to calculate the prices of interest-rate swaps.”
On winning and values
So, right-wingers, you want a society where families are stable, where everybody looks like you and shares your Christian faith, and where the government pretty much stays out of your business? It’s not in some Randian fantasy, it’s right here in the USA.
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