Thursday, November 11, 2010

In Cod We Trust

Today is the 92nd anniversary of the end of World War I, and millions of people acknowledged the deaths of combatants with a two minute silence at 11am. Public shows of respect to soldiers like this are so common in the US that American Army colonel Paul Hughes warns they may lead to some military officers considering themselves 'as almost an aristocracy' and 'better than those who are sending them off into harm’s way'.

Worth remembering, then, than the peacetime job with the highest risk of death in the US is fishing, at 111.8 deaths per 100,000 workers. Let's have a minute's silence to support the fishers: in cod we trust.

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