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The Cato Institute has never been a favorite American libertarian think tank for Tubularsock but occasionally EVEN they provide information worth looking at and this happens to be one of those times.

According to The Cato Institute,”the chance of an American perishing in a terrorist attack on U.S. soil that was committed by a foreigner over the 41-year period (1975-2015) studied . . . is 1 in 3.6 million per year.” (this is weighted by 9/11 where 2,605 U.S. citizens died)”.

“The chance of an American being killed in a terrorist attack committed by a refugee was 1 in 3.64 billion a year.” THAT IS BILLION WITH A “B”!

“The annual chance of being murdered by somebody other than a foreign-born terrorist was 252.9 times greater than the chance of dying in a terrorist attack committed by a foreign-born terrorist.”

So this over-the-top fear of terrorism on American soil killing YOU may be better spent looking out for buses while you cross the street. Trump hasn’t banned buses yet! Well, it’s only Thursday. Still time. But knowing Trump, it would have to be ONLY Moslim Buses!

But what is insane is the total OFF-THE-WALL Moslim ban to protect us from terrorism from countries who HAVE NEVER HAD A TERRORIST attack our citizens.

But countries that HAVE SENT TERRORISTS to attack us are NOT ON THE LIST!

Care to figure out THAT logic?

Oh really don’t bother. It is the basis of American Foreign Policy …. it’s the way we roll!


  1. Lara/Trace says:

    it’s like we went down the wrong alley and found ourself in a horror show

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  2. swo8 says:

    I think he’s only banned the countries that the US has bombed. He may be afraid he P***** them off??

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  3. Tubularsock, Hmm. It is hard to argue with such logic — it’s too silly! Did the institute assess our odds of being whacked by a meteorite? Could there be a ban on meteors in our future? Or will we build walls to keep them out. Wait … it would have to be ceilings for that. Cathedral ceilings, to appease the christians? No, the fundamentalists would go bizarre. My Adventist neighbor reminds us all the time that the catholics are the real threat. Then again, he thinks they dug the Grand Canyon with a giant power-washer, in about a week, six thousand years ago.
    Maybe we should ban fundamentalist Christians instead … But who would take them as refugees? Interesting post, as usual. – Linda

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    • tubularsock says:

      Oh my, Linda you present a multitude of discussion alternatives here. Religious architecture, bigotry or God’s gigantic car wash forming the Grand Canyon.

      But as tempting each of those are Tubularsock just has to go with the falling meteorite! Only because Tubularsock has the perfect American government solution. So simple!

      First Trump and his Trumpettes gather in a top priority strategy meeting and determined the exact location that the meteorite will make contact.

      So let’s say Chicago. Trump and his Trumpettes call for a full out bombing campaign and wipe Chicago off the map. Thereby eliminating the target for the meteorite.

      Sure there will be some afterthought about the strategy but only from the looser-left-stream-media. The conservative media will present enough alternate facts that they’ll be patting each other on their collective backs.

      Another job going according to plan.

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  4. sojourner says:

    And five of these seven countries were almost bombed out of existence by Obama.

    And you guys were terrified trump wouldn’t fit and carry on the fine tradition! Told ya so!

    It ain’t TRUMP, it’s this fucked system of government.

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    • Two weeks in, and Trump has already threatened war with China, Iran and Yemen. Yes, off to a fast start …

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      • sojourner says:

        Yes sir, the Trumpster is doing his part to carry on the ‘fine legacies’ of Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton, Bush 2 and Obama!

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      • tubularsock says:

        SD, yep …….. it’s good to have consistency. Makes one feel protected! But don’t forget that Russia is just a few steps away with U.S. troops on the border in Poland.

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      • tubularsock says:

        So you have a problem with OUR Presidential Family, sojourner? “War Lives Scattered”! All the Presidents just love to “protect” America by killing “others”. America cares because each of our wars are humanitarian. Only BAD people die and a couple of women and children.

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  5. sojourner says:

    Oh, and Orabgefusion sounds like either a new commercial music label, or a new name for orange sherbet and vanilla ice cream!

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  6. CATO also has a great drug policy – decriminalizing all illegal drugs – largely based on a research paper Glenn Greenwald wrote for them in 2010:

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  7. Michael Fuhrig says:

    Good stats Tube! You got any about the odds for an orange haired, loud mouthed, bombastic, dishonest, unethical, egomanical, 70 year old misogynist being elected president?

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  8. sojourner says:

    Tube asked,

    “So you have a problem with OUR Presidential Family, sojourner?”

    I have a problem with any stooge in the oval office, Tube! I have a problem with the fucking oval office, the US Corp., the CONstitution, the Declaration of Bullshit, congress (both houses (to be exact), corporate-pig capitalism, WAR MONGERING, land enclosure, theft of the commons, US hegemony, TORTURE, RAPE, GENOCIDE, FALSE IMPRISONMENT, Wall St, the monetary system, Taxes (the IRS), usury, the fucking worldwide banking cartel, and the pig Zionists & ASSociates who own and operate all of this shit!

    “Burn it down, Down to the ground!” The right, left and middle!

    I just can’t stomach the neoliberal lefties, at the moment, who don’t know they are neoliberals (new liberals). In fact, they don’t know their ass from a hole in the ground. In fact, they have no fucking clue, period, about anything, other than their twisted, ugly bitch lost to the Trumpster. All the lefties can do, these days, is whine and make an ass out of themselves.

    Did this answer your question, Tube?

    From photos you have posted, I know you and the Trumpster’s women have some kind of Washington, DC “relationship” going on (I hope everyone is an adult), but this doesn’t mean I have to like the Trumspter, does it, Tube?

    And yes, you have correctly described the ‘exceptional’ way the US Corp. goes about dealing with the rest of humanity and the world!


    I told ya Donald would be just one more elite-swine owned and operated Duck in the pond (cesspool)!

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    • tubularsock says:

      Well sojourner, Tubularsock certainly gets the idea. But you forgot the Easter Bunny, puppies, Santa Claus, the Pilgrims and Hollywood!

      It is good to see a solid and unidirectional political position!

      And Tubularsock does agree but off the record. Being Secretary of Deplorables Tubularsock can only express what Kellieanne can explain with alternate news. Pretty easy job if you ask Tubularsock.

      Tubularsock has to go now and get ready for some more signing statements. Tubularsock keeps the crayons in order.

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      • sojourner says:

        You’re putting Easter Bunny, puppies, Santa Claus in my list above? Wow! I won’t get any presents of the 25th of December. What are you trying to do to me, Tube?

        But you’re right, I did forget to add the far-left Zionist-pigs (talking-head morons) in Hollywood!

        I understand, Tube! Being a semi-stooge of the system, your DEPLORABLE self, in your position (whatever Kamasutra position that might be?), it would be suicide to openly align yourself with a hater like me!

        On the far-left whiny subject, Tube, here is another humdinger:

        OUCH! I love it!

        Boys and girls, can you say the far-left, today, is a hypocritical piece of shit?


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