Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I blame George Bush

A study in Canada links alcohol sales and violence; saying that those who live closer to where alcohol is sold are more likely to be assaulted. Funny thing is that alcohol in Canada is sold at government stores. Coorelation is not causation.

"I think we have to be careful in overinterpreting the results of this study," said Dr. Fred Berger, medical director of the Scripps McDonald Center for alcohol and drug treatment, and clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. "The results are reporting a statistical association or correlation, and cannot, therefore, speak to causality."

Moreover, liquor is sold in far more locations in the U.S. than in Canada, and the link between alcohol sales and violent assault is much harder to pin down in the states.

ABC news shows its bias with the attached photo, even though there is no mention of guns in the entire article.

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