Over at Blogging Tory Neo's place, Neo's remora fish detach themselves from his nether regions just long enough to bang out a blog post or two explaining how Neo roolz!!!
And yes, the statistics do tell a tale. Its even better when you take the proper Military demographic of young adults between 19 and 40 years of age and compare it to the same civilian demographic ( rather than the entire civilian population) Then you see the Military is way below all National averages for everything from road traffic accidents (for hours driven), drug use, smoking, drinking, spousal abuse, family violence, personal debt and several other statistics that the socialistas love to use to beat up on service people. The only thing the military are higher in is post traumatic stress...
And I'm guessing, perhaps sudden death by sniper fire or having various body parts detached and relocated elsewhere by roadside IEDs. But I'm guessing that was just an oversight. At which point, Lee pops by:
Right you are, kit.
Statistically, they are safer in Afghanistan than they are in Canada.
And yet, Lee, they're over there, and you're back here, no doubt pining for the relative safety of Kandahar City but sadly having to risk life and limb on the mean streets of Kapuskasing or something.
Drop me a note offline, Lee ... I'll set you up with the address of the nearest recruiting centre. No, no, don't thank me ... anything to rid Canada of another useless fuckwit, that's what I always say.
I like to think of it as voluntary community service.