Monday, March 7, 2016

Unholy Trinity Continues Killing Exceptional Americans

Questions, questions, questions ...
Why are Americans expected to die sooner than their peers in other high-income countries?

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association takes a look at the question. The results are, well, not too surprising — three of the big drivers for the year analyzed, 2012, were guns, drugs, and cars.
Certainly an unholy trinity, yet only a third of the titular trinity.
Read it & savor the schadenfreude.

Then check recent & local ex-Eagles action.
“On Sunday … around 5:30 p.m., North Hollywood patrol officers responded to a radio call of a woman asking for police assistance for a possibly intoxicated male suspect in the 3700 block of Eureka Drive,” it said. “The officers took a domestic violence incident report and left the location.”

About 7 p.m., North Hollywood patrol officers went back to the residence in response to a radio transmission reporting a shooting, police said.

“When officers arrived they found Mrs. Meisner suffering from a single gunshot wound. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and pronounced Mrs. Meisner dead at the scene,” police said.

“After a thorough investigation by Valley Bureau detective personnel and the Los Angeles (County) coroner’s office, it was determined that Mrs. Meisner’s death was accidental. Mrs. Meisner was moving a rifle that was stored inside a case in a closet. As she lifted the rifle in the case, another item within the case shifted and hit the trigger of the rifle causing it to fire and fatally injure Mrs. Meisner,” police said. “Mr. Meisner was cooperative throughout the investigation.” reported that “an hour and a half before Randy called to report his wife had been shot, Lana Rae called 911 to report domestic violence at the house. She claims he was waving a BB gun and ‘acting erratically.’”
Unless Meisner did shoot her (Wouldn't surprise me in the least: There are no accidents!) Lana Rae Meisner probably died while trying to keep the rifle from him for her own safety.
The couple married in 1996, after dating for several years. Randy Meisner, who turns 70 tomorrow, co-founded the Eagles in 1971, but quit the band in 1977.

Last year, L.A. County Superior Court Judge David Cunningham appointed Randy Meisner a temporary conservator* after Meisner allegedly told staff at a hospital in Encino that he was going to shoot them with an AK-47, which he did not have.
Well, good thing he was able to get a rifle of some kind & keep it loaded right in the closet, wasn't it?
*We assume the illiterate dope who typed that meant that a temporay conservator was appointed for Mr. Meisner, not that he was appointed a temporay conservator, for himself or anyone else.

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