Road Rage Video

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by ErikCLDR, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

    Jan 14, 2007
  2. Moof1904 macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2004
    Clearly the dude has issues (it's worth noting that dentists have the highest suicide rate of any profession). [Edit: I stand corrected. This is apparently not true. See below.]

    I did notice, though, that the sister very clearly shoved him first.
  3. walangij macrumors 6502

    Mar 10, 2007
    Where would you note this? Where is the evidence for this? Seinfeld. A whole show about it.

    I hate when people say this. They DO NOT, case in point, how many times have you changed dentists because s/he committed suicide? Am I being presumptuous by assuming, well 0? It's a myth, disproved many times by many studies yet there is still a huge prevailing thought that dentists like to die. Only so many dentists in the US die each year, and out of those, a very small handful commit suicide, not more or less than any other occupation. I hate it when people attack my soon-to-be profession. Doesn't make me suicidal though.

    That aside, that dude thus have some issues, road rage = problems.
  4. pknz macrumors 68020


    Mar 22, 2005
    Assuming the police were in their car, why did they take so long to become involved?
  5. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2006
  6. aLoC macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2006
    I think that stupid slag deserved to get pushed over. What was she doing approaching him anyway? It was between him and the guy who was being tardy about removing his car from the driveway.
  7. iowamensan macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2006
    It was also on the Big Bang Theory last night.
    TWO shows. Irrefutable proof. :)
  8. Moof1904 macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2004
    I Stand Corrected

    Higher than average, but not the highest.

    U.S. white male population 25 and older (1970): 1.5
    U.S. white male dentists (1968-72): 2.0 (85 of 4,190)
    U.S. white male medical doctors (1967-72): 3.0 (544 of 17,979)
    U.S. white male population 25 and older (1990): 2.0
    U.S. white male medical doctors (1984-95): 2.7 (379 of 13,790)

    (Sources: Vital Statistics of the United States--1970, National Center for Health Statistics, Table 1-26, "Deaths from 281 Selected Causes, by Age, Race, and Sex: United States, 1970"; death certificates from 31 states, reported in "Mortality of Dentists, 1968 to 1972," Bureau of Economic Research and Statistics, Journal of the American Dental Association, January 1975, pp. 195ff; death reports collected by the American Medical Association, reported in "Suicide by Psychiatrists: A Study of Medical Specialists Among 18,730 Physician Deaths During a Five-Year Period, 1967-72," Rich et al., Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, August 1980, pp. 261ff.; Vital Statistics of the United States--1990, National Center for Health Statistics, Table 1-27, "Deaths from 282 Selected Causes, by 5-Year Age Groups, Race, and Sex: United States--1990"; National Occupational Mortality Surveillance database, reported in "Mortality Rates and Causes Among U.S. Physicians," Frank et al., American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2000.
  9. BreederCreature macrumors member


    Mar 17, 2007
    CT, USA
    I'm pretty sure the guy says in the video that she's his sister. She still shouldn't have pushed the dentist guy, he's a lot bigger than her and is <i>clearly</i> not thinking rationally.

    I'm pretty sure whatever made him upset didn't warrant assault.
  10. walangij macrumors 6502

    Mar 10, 2007
    Nice info, sorry if I sounded like a prick, just a little frustrated that people always tell me that since I'm on the dental track I'll be more likely to commit suicide, like everyday @ university when I meet someone new. "Oh you're pre-dent? Did you know dentists have the...." you get the idea,
  11. mcarnes macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2004
    USA! USA!
  12. Stampyhead macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2004
    London, UK
    That was smart of him to assault her in front of the police station. Made it a lot less of a hassle for the cops to haul him in.
  13. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    You speak of studies diproving this.....where?

    Also it should be noted that I have heard of 2 dentists that committed suicide, My ex was a receptionist for both.

    Finally it was only a comment made in-light of the video there was no personal attacks on dentists.
  14. walangij macrumors 6502

    Mar 10, 2007
    Straight Dope Science Advisory Board
    Moniter on Psychology
    American Journal of Psychiatry

    I know it wasn't an attack on dentists, but if people went around saying that your profession is more likely to commit suicide, I think you'd try to defend your profession. That said, dentists do commit suicide just like every single profession out there, just not significantly higher than everyone else. Medical professionals in general have elevated rates (this includes dentists). People have problems, and profession is not a very credible factor in suicide, there's many more articles online and in print in other psychology journals about it.
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    If he had pushed my mum/girlfriend/etc......just thinking about it makes me mad. :eek:

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