Gut Rumbles

April 22, 2005

I call bullshit!

How can people be so fooish as to believe things that are utterly untrue and easy to check?

You got it wrong. The average life span in the USA has gone down. Europeans on average live longer now. Dunno about hot dogs, but you really should read up on public health statistics before you start pontificating to the masses.

Posted by Lu at April 22, 2005 08:16 AM

Whatever you say, Lu. Of course you are sadly mistaken, but that's okay. You obviously aren't very bright anyway.


Not only easy to check, but I wonder where Lu got the notion that "the average life span in the USA has gone down". I cannot recall ever seeing anything anywhere at any time suggesting that. In fact, I always thought the consensus was that Americans living longer and longer is a major factor in the looming problem with Social Security...

Posted by: Tom on April 22, 2005 12:14 PM

Because somewhere Lu got the idea that Europeans are better and smarter than Americans.

Lu is probably Fench. Ah, France, where men are men and sheep are nervous.

Posted by: Mark Alexander on April 22, 2005 12:21 PM

Yeah, some of them might live longer... until they get stuck in that shitty "everyone is treated" health system. They sit in their own filth (and the previous patient's) for days in a hallway. Thousands die over there from what we cure in our hospitals with ease, whilst the suits whine and point to their quotas, ever bloating their ranks.

That, and we have guns.

And wtf? I thought one of the points of this blog WAS to "pontificate to the masses". I read that crap on hotdogs. The only requirement is beef only in my hotdogs... some of those who do not explicitly state beef only use earthworms as filler...but I hardly think we're ALL GONNA DIE from that, eh?

I think we need to tranq the damned media. They are far too excitable.

Posted by: Cythen on April 22, 2005 01:24 PM

See a nice big comparative chart, here.

Looks like the US is right about the same as "europe"; some countries are very marginally higher, some marginally lower, than the US.

The Interweb(tm) reveals a lot of pseudo-news speculation that "obesity may cause a drop in life expectancy", which is, I bet, where she got the idea that it had, in fact, dropped. (As opposed to the reality, as evidenced by the CDC data, that it has not, in fact, done so, and is pretty unlikely to in any significant way, though it might level out and fluctuate slightly.)

Posted by: Sigivald on April 22, 2005 03:02 PM

So smoking incessantly, not bathing, drinking daily and not ironing your clothes makes you live longer. Damn I'll see y'all in 2112.

Posted by: DaneBramage on April 22, 2005 04:06 PM,hale&language=english

Don't know why I bother. The turds at this cesspool won't appreciate the truth. It contradicts Rob's bullshit .

Posted by: LU on April 22, 2005 04:37 PM

if people that are aged 60 live 10 more years on the average in a country, the life expectancy of people aged 60 in that country is said to be 10. If an age is not specified, life expectancy is understood to be from birth, so that "life expectancy of white Americans are higher than that of Hispanic Americans" is a (correct) statement of fact meaning that white Americans live longer on the average than Hispanics. The fact that an average is calculated over a (sub)set of the population makes life expectancy a statistical measure.

the statistics you cite are age-adjusted for 65-year olds. the avg. us LE is less than Europe mostly and it used to be near the top.

Posted by: Ralph on April 22, 2005 04:56 PM

Heh... this page Lu linked doesn't give life expectancy, it gives: "Healthy life expectancy (HALE) is based on life expectancy (LEX), but includes an adjustment for time spent in poor health. This indicator measures the equivalent number of years in full health that a newborn child can expect to live based on the current mortality rates and prevalence distribution of health states in the population."

I guess regular ol' "Life Expectancy" number put the US in too much of a good light, so the World Health Organization had to invent some other kind of index to cook the numbers.

I'd trust a GUESS by the US Government before I'd trust a so-called SOLID FACT from the World Health Organization.

Lu is an ignorant cunt, and should kill him or herself.

Posted by: GORDON on April 22, 2005 05:02 PM

Lu, your numbers are bullshit. YOU are bullshit. I suppose that's why you keep showing up in this "cesspool" of mine.

Posted by: Acidman on April 22, 2005 09:56 PM

I tried to follow your link, LU, and got nowhere. A fundamental part of blogging is to provide links. You should have provided the link to support your assertion in your original post, if you want to be taken seriously and to deflect any attacks, such as this one.

Of course, statistics to support just about any theory can be drummed up with ease on the Web anyway. It still comes down to what you wish to believe.

Posted by: Joni on April 24, 2005 03:36 PM

On the news today buddy, life expectancy for children born in the year 2000 has gone down. thanks for proving as americans how stuck up, defensive, and ignorant we are.

Posted by: Hank on May 4, 2005 08:16 AM
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