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June 12, 2006

Song lyric–based entries are (as Chris Moyles would say) gay.

I fall for this season every time
When it's hot and everybody smiles
I can't help myself
I'm in love with the summertime
Even when I get hay–fever I find
I may sneeze but I don't really mind
As long as I'm in love with the summertime

Q. How many murders in the U.S. last year?

Writing about web page

A. 16,912

And 92,000 rapes. Remember those are just the ones that get reported.

And in the UK? About 853 murders per year is the best figure I can find. Bear in mind our population is about one–fifth that of the U.S.

Gee, wish we were more like them Americans!!!


Incidentally, the UK government couldn't be less transparent if it tried when it comes to reporting crime. Its figures are given as occurences per 1000 people, making it virtually impossible to work out accurate totals.

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