I'd hazard to posit that fewer people died of cancer in the ancient Mesopotamian era than died in 2016.
Well, the Republicans control Congress and the purse strings, so you tell me who's responsible? We had surpluses under Clinton. As soon as Bush took office, that changed quickly.
We had surpluses under Clinton up until the dot.com bubble burst. The government ran deficits the last three years Clinton was in office. The projections of surpluses going on forever were all based on fantasy.
China, for its part, offered to reach peak carbon-dioxide emissions “around 2030” while reducing emissions per unit of GDP by 60-65 percent by that time from its 2005 level. But the U.S. government’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory had already predicted China’s emissions would peak around 2030 even without the climate plan. And a Bloomberg analysis found that China’s 60-65 percent target is less ambitious than the level it would reach by continuing with business as usual.
From FBI statistics:
Nationwide, law enforcement made an estimated 12,196,959 arrests in 2012.
So out of 12 million arrests, there were 602 suspects killed (statistics from Wikipedia). That a 1-in-20,000 "failure" rate. Sure, we'd prefer a perfect performance by our law enforcement officers, but given that I'm sure many of those 602 suspects engaged in life-threatening resistance, 1-in-20,000 isn't all that bad. I'd conclude the training is pretty effective.
In this case, there should also be mandatory training for officers on how to deal with people who don't immediately comply.
Police certainly complete many hours of training in "how to deal with people who don't immediately comply." I'd hazard to guess that subject comprises the majority of their mandatory training.
I just need enough to tide me over until I need more. -- Bill Hoest