Tuesday, September 12, 2006


This morning, I saw a report on the news about life expectancies. In Mongomery County, Maryland, average life expectancy is around 81...as it is in Fairfax County, Virginia. However, in the District of Columbia, life expectancy is only 72! WTF! People living about 10 miles apart have life expectancies almost 10 years different. That is insane. There was no explanation as to why the life expectancies vary so much either. Are people in DC just generally poorer and less able to afford health care? Are they drinking radioactive sludge or something?

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