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EscapeVelocity2020

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Life Expectancy Drops in the US
« on: February 07, 2018, 09:27:30 PM »
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2018/02/07/drugs-alcohol-and-suicides-contribute-alarming-drop-u-s-life-expectancy/316271002/

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The drop was particularly large among middle-age white Americans and those living in rural communities, experts said in a report in the BMJ, formerly known as the British Medical Journal.

"We are seeing an alarming increase in deaths from substance abuse and despair," said Steven Woolf at Virginia Commonwealth University, a co-author of the latest report. The idea of the "American Dream" is increasingly out of reach as social mobility declines and fewer children face a better future than their parents, he said.

Maybe Mustachianism is a sufficient antidote to this problem, but I don't think that it is working fast enough. 

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Re: Life Expectancy Drops in the US
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2018, 08:09:24 AM »
We need a statistical category with the Census Bureau so we can find out if Mustachians live longer!

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Re: Life Expectancy Drops in the US
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 08:29:31 AM »
Hmmm . . . middle aged white rural folks who are depressed that their glory days are gone.  Is the Trump supporting demographic a self correcting problem?

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Re: Life Expectancy Drops in the US
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 08:34:42 AM »
Hmmm . . . middle aged white rural folks who are depressed that their glory days are gone.  Is the Trump supporting demographic a self correcting problem?

Dude, that's harsh.

I'm no Trump supporter but the suggestion that Trump supporters falling into addiction and depression and ultimately early death is a good thing is pretty sick. Not unlike the commentator who got fired for suggesting that the Las Vegas concertgoers deserved it because country music fans tend to be 2nd amendment supporters.