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Nordhammer
Monday, January 5th, 2004, 04:26 PM
Has anyone seen this freak on TV? He's got more facial twitches than a schizo. I don't know why people want to get advice from this guy, he's a bully, he thinks he knows more than anyone, and you better do what he says or he'll get angry. I saw one clip of him where he became enraged at some guy because he wouldn't agree with him.

This is an example of the BS they feed people and how they manipulate statistics:


Larry Elder

Dr. Phil recently aired a program in which he staged an experiment to demonstrate the danger of guns in the home. Amid a group of playing little girls and boys, a teacher placed two fake guns inside a dollhouse. The teacher warned the kids not to play with the guns, and then left the room. The mindful girls left the guns alone even after the teacher left the room.

The experimenters took the girls out of the room. The boys promptly began playing with the guns. Dr. Phil came in, warned the boys again, and after eliciting a promise not to play with the guns, which he put on a table, he left the room. Again, the boys promptly began playing with the guns. Moral to the story? Guns in the home and children -- especially boys -- simply don't mix. Never mind that responsible parents rarely leave guns, let alone loaded ones, inside a girl's dollhouse or on a table near the children.

Dr. Phil said, "America kills more kids with guns than any other industrialized nation," later adding, "There are five children a day killed with guns through either accidents or suicides. Five children a day in America are killed with guns." The five children per day figure adds up to over 1,800 per year.

Hold tape.

Dr. Phil never defined what he meant by "children." Independence Institute researcher Dave Kopel notes that many of the reported gun deaths involving "children" include those aged 14 through 19, many of them gangbangers.

If, by children, Dr. Phil meant 10 and under, approximately 50 children -- or less than one child per state per year under 10 -- die from handgun violence.

Dr. Phil specifically said gun "accidents and suicides." Yet the Center for Disease Control, which tracks all causes of death, reports only 86 accidental deaths in kids aged 14-years-and-under in the year 2000, and 110 suicides, for a total of 198. Not exactly 1,800. (Even if Dr. Phil intended to include homicide and undetermined intent, the total of kids aged 14-and-under killed by firearms in 2000, according to the CDC, was 435.)

By contrast, the CDC reported 943 accidental drownings of kids aged 14-and-under, 593 deaths from accidental exposures to smoke and fire, and 2,591 killed in motor vehicle accidents. Surely one child dying through handgun violence -- or any kind of violence -- is one child too many, but we should not lose perspective.

Dr. Phil went further. In front of the largely female -- and often instinctively anti-gun group -- audience, Dr. Phil added this headline, "More children die from gunfire than cancer, pneumonia, flu, asthma and HIV/AIDS combined. Do you know what your child would do if he found a gun and you weren't there?"

Hold tape.

According to the CDC, the annual deaths from cancer in 2000, for children aged 14-years-and-under, was 1,939. Add in the number of 14-and-under who die every year from pneumonia and flu, at 479, plus 169 kids killed by asthma, plus 70 from HIV, and we have a grand total of 2,657, a number higher than Dr. Phil's figure of 1,800 children allegedly killed each year through handgun accidents and suicide.

As usual with programs stacked against guns, Dr. Phil failed to even address the number of children saved by handguns per year. In other words, how many kids remain with us because Mommy or Daddy -- or in some cases a child -- used a gun to defend the household. According to the Department of Justice, Americans use guns for defensive purposes 1.5 million times a year. And, according to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention -- a division of the Justice Department -- the government found that children taught appropriate use of guns by their parents turn out to be far less likely to use those guns for criminal purposes than those without such instruction.

Recently, in South Bend, Ind., a thug broke into a home occupied by an 80-year-old grandmother and her 10-year-old grandchild. The intruder held a jagged box cutter to the grandmother's neck, at which time the 10-year-old bolted upstairs where he retrieved his father's gun, the responsible use of which his dad taught him. The 10-year-old returned, pointed the gun at the intruder, and shot and killed him. "The young man reasonably believed his grandmother and himself to be in danger of dying," the South Bend police said. "It was clear to us this was a justifiable homicide. He did what he had to do." (That kid is awesome!)

Some suggestions: Don't go to your gun store for psychological counseling; and don't go to a mental health therapist for advice on guns."

Evolved
Saturday, January 10th, 2004, 09:45 AM
Why, back in my day we called "motivational speakers" assholes who think they have all the answers but sure as hell don't.The Dr. Phil and Oprah fans make me ill. Chicks are so lame, man. :P

I don't think he's in any shape to give people weight loss and fitness advice, much less write books on the subject! His idea of 'six-pack abs' is resting some Budweiser on his big gut. :D

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Dr. Phil [L] and some chumps who actually posed for a photo with him

Mac Seafraidh
Saturday, January 10th, 2004, 12:15 PM
All Dr. Phil ever says is " How does that make you feel?" He is cashing millions over nothing supportive at all. He gots the black alliance because of Oprah and I was looking at coupons the other day outta bordem and I notice that Dr. Phil has his own line of weight loss food now. He is downright a joke.

Lostchild1962
Thursday, January 15th, 2004, 10:37 AM
[QUOTE=Nordhammer]Has anyone seen this freak on TV?





Dr Phil is a bitch!! :jew ;P

goidelicwarrior
Thursday, January 15th, 2004, 11:10 AM
All Dr. Phil ever says is " How does that make you feel?" He is cashing millions over nothing supportive at all. He gots the black alliance because of Oprah and I was looking at coupons the other day outta bordem and I notice that Dr. Phil has his own line of weight loss food now. He is downright a joke. this sort of crap are subtitutes for real culture... Ricki Lake, Ophrah, Seinfeld, Friends, Jay Leno, Springer, MtV...

Julius
Thursday, January 15th, 2004, 02:35 PM
this sort of crap are subtitutes for real culture... Ricki Lake, Ophrah, Seinfeld, Friends, Jay Leno, Springer, MtV...
Most Swedes I know seriously believe every American is like the people on Jerry Springer and Ricki Lake. No wonder they hate all Americans. :halo ;)

I feel repentant for having to defend Americans all the time. :D

goidelicwarrior
Thursday, January 15th, 2004, 03:17 PM
Most Swedes I know seriously believe every American is like the people on Jerry Springer and Ricki Lake. No wonder they hate all Americans. :halo ;)

I feel repentant for having to defend Americans all the time. :D this book seems really intresing.. Mörk science fiction med glimtar av ljus.. good link.. :D

Sigrun Christianson
Saturday, January 17th, 2004, 03:05 PM
I hate the people who go on the Dr. Phil show. They are the biggest bunch of pussies I've ever seen. "You hurt my f-f-f-feeeeelings! Bwähähähähähä!" My husband doesn't pay attention to me anymore!"

Here's my show:

Lose some weight, you fat pig, and stop nagging him. Make yourself sexy & pretty, learn to cook, keep the house clean, quit wasting all his money, and initiate sex once in a while. There is more to life that your insecurities, bitch. Get a life.

And for him: Have you looked in the mirror lately, you porky slob? Did you know that women have orgasms, too? An arm-chair athlete is pathetic and Xbox is just a game. Tell her she's pretty and sexy and you love her. Get a life.

Now get the f*ck off my show. And don't have kids.