Oh… irony, how sweet you sometimes are. You know how the things we say can come around to haunt us? The test of time is a tough nut to crack, and this time, it’s all about failing.

The Facebook page "Posts that did not age well" is a hell on earth, showing how quotes, comments, posts, and everything you saw online some time ago did not age gracefully. In fact, some of the things look so utterly ridiculous in the current light, it may make you wonder what the heck they were thinkin’. So let’s go down this cringy memory lane, and after you’re done, be sure to check out part 1.

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Xavier Wescott
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4 months ago

are we!?

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Hans
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4 months ago

Ouch

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Goli Soda
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4 months ago

This should be at the top.

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If humans could see the future, this post would probably have not existed. Because there’s nothing quite like failing the test of time. All the things you believed and said look more or less absurd in retrospect. Unless your job is predicting the future for a living.

Mysterious as it sounds, seeing what comes next is complex, critical, and quite a different job than the myths suggest. Paul Saffo, a technology forecaster in Silicon Valley, wrote in a piece for Harvard Business Review that “prediction is concerned with future certainty.” And that alone sounds quite paradoxical.

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Jude Bennett
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4 months ago

From the mouths of idiots to idiots

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Hans
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4 months ago

Ouch

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Jude Bennett
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4 months ago

and we surprised because why?????

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Paul explains further: “forecasting looks at how hidden currents in the present signal possible changes in direction for companies, societies, or the world at large.” Thus the goal of forecasting is to “identify the full range of possibilities.”

Plus, “unlike a prediction, a forecast must have a logic to it,” says Paul. That means that the forecaster must always be able to articulate, explain, and defend this logic. “That’s what lifts forecasting out of the dark realm of superstition,” argues Paul. In the end, forecasting is “nothing more (nor less) than the systematic and disciplined application of common sense.” And that common sense is something we all have.

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Alan Green
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4 months ago

. . . he should have 2 wishes left. Wish for it all to go back to normal ASAP then throw the lamp away.

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Trevlig08
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4 months ago

🤔

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Electric Ed
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4 months ago

I just love how the internet never forgets. (so far it hasn't bitten me yet, so I might be biased...)

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Monika Rhodes
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4 months ago

Give that Nobel prize back lol

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R L
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4 months ago (edited)

Trump couldn't bear that Obama was better than him at anything, so rose to the occasion and proved himself wrong.

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kurisutofu
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4 months ago

It's worse than having missed the Bitcoin wave...

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kurisutofu
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4 months ago

Ian Leslie, the worst fortune teller ...

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Jude Bennett
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4 months ago

The Karma Train rolls into the station again

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Peachikeen
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4 months ago

Be careful what you wish for...

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Nea
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4 months ago

Not anymore

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AMYAH MINOTT-STARLING
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4 months ago (edited)

basically the more your locked up the more we want out then if its the other way we want in and i want to stay in for now

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Tabitha L
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4 months ago

It has been 19 years, and my heart still aches every time I see the NYC skyline. For me it has been gone longer than it existed (I was born in the 80s), but the Twin Towers will always be iconic, quintessentially New York.

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Monika Rhodes
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4 months ago

Well- theoretically yes but what can you expect when you have buffoons in charge...

Tabitha L
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4 months ago

That is the truly sad part. 80,000 people didn't have to die. The US had systems in place, but since Obama set them up, they were dismantled.

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4 months ago

I'm pretty sure this was before Trump fired and dismantled the entire pandemic response team just because Obama created it.

Mimi
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4 months ago

And Israel and Germany weren't even listed. They lead in best management / lowest deathrate: 1 Israel, 2 Germany, 3 South Korea

Nami Tantrum
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4 months ago

i'm so glad i live in germany

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Jo Choto
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4 months ago

Excuse me while I laugh and cry simultaneously.

Lucas
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4 months ago

*passes Jo tissues while mopping own tears*

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Johnny
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4 months ago

No one could have predicted how badly the USA would handle this and that we'd completely ignore our entire pandemic response playbook and do pretty much the opposite of what we should have done.

Bettye McKee
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3 months ago

I, for one, didn't expect Americans to rebel and refuse to follow the simplest instructions. As long as they are healthy (as far as they know), they have no remorse for exposing others.

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Michelle Line
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4 months ago

We were before trump came into office. Obama and his admin had a full pandemic plan set up. trump wiped it out and fired the people who were in charge of pandemics, and similar positions.

Emily Geels
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4 months ago

I mean, if you read it from bottom to top it makes more sense.

Andrea Anthony
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4 months ago

LOL we would have been if not for a two-bit hustler in the WH

Louise B
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4 months ago

There was a time when people said, 'if I didn't laugh, I'd cry' Well, I'm not laughing, and at the moment crying seems like the only natural response

Panda Kicki
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4 months ago

Hpw did Sweden get there? We had no plans, no stored medicine and supplies, horrible late advices wreaked havoc amongst the care homes...

artisticINSURRECTION
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4 months ago

I'm sure nobody would complain if you tried your luck in any of the other countries. Remember when the Democrats (Pelosi herself) said to go about your normal lives? Called DJT xenophobic when he banned flights from China after the outbreak? Well, of course you don't. Doesn't fit the narrative.

Grumble O'Pug
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4 months ago

#trumpfail

AMYAH MINOTT-STARLING
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4 months ago

i saw that coming from a mile away

Electric Ed
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4 months ago

So it wasn't the WHO who lied, but Johns Hopkins (that prepared the GHSI)?

BORED AT HOME
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4 months ago

AUSTRALIA

Mario Clouâtre
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4 months ago

Turn out a virus can't be fought with shotguns and shelter are useless if you don't stay inside.

Terd Fergison
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4 months ago

We waste hundreds of billions with our bloated, immoral military budget. How did that work out for us? Can't send warships to kill the virus.

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TheDivineMs.M
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4 months ago

Hahaha! Well we proved that wrong didn't we, USA???!!

CatWoman312
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4 months ago

It’s completely backwards

Aragorn II Elessar
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4 months ago

Finland is one of the best, statistically. They responded quickest.

Lillukka
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4 months ago

All we are wondering, is when can we move from the 2m avoidance back to the normal 4m.

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MARY ANN Hannah
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4 months ago

I GUESS THAT WAS WRONG

Animal lover❤
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4 months ago

Haha well this is ironic

Daria B
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4 months ago

Hold on, this was published in 2019?!

Mimi
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4 months ago

I see! Yeah, you're right, it's like nature wanted to know.

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Miklós Nagy
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4 months ago

You should watch the gray area.

Liz Sahlin Johansson
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1 month ago

Australias population are 3 times larger than Sweden. Australia have had 200 (recorded) corona deaths. Sweden have had 5743. Today 1/8-20. Just saying that Australia is probably a very safe country/continent. US not so much.

Christopher Lee
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4 months ago

Well, Australia didn't do too badly - a bit slow off the mark but managed to get it under control pretty well - though as we come out of lockdown, waiting to see if there is going to be a second wave of infections because people have got a bit too blase`.

DT Oltman
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4 months ago

We could've/should've been EXCEPT for the jackass in the white house

Craymoss
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4 months ago

That’s what happens when you don’t listen to science. And people.

Cheryl Fontaine
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4 months ago

That chart needs to be reversed.

katboxjanitor
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4 months ago

Be careful who your source is when you ask a question like that!

Cwtch
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4 months ago

pwah hahahaha!!!

SweetCrescentMoon
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4 months ago

Some days I just shake my head. Wait nvm I do it everyday

melbfk
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4 months ago

Does a Trump crony own Global Health Security too?

Curious Cat
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4 months ago

this is gold.

Heather Milkman
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4 months ago

Aged and accurately predicted....with a few exceptions...NYC

Linda Robinett
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4 months ago

We only thought we were a first world country.

Laurie Ostergaard-Overbey
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4 months ago

um, cant you post this same graph signafying deaths now?

Tara Trainor
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4 months ago

COULD have been true if we did not have a selfish idiot in charge of taking care of us.

Eduard Korhonen
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4 months ago

Despite the death toll, the UK was actually very well prepared given the circumstances. Our hospitals never did get overwhelmed, in fact we didn't even need to use the various emergency hospitals which were prepared. Only 0.03% of the British population actually contracted the virus.

Cybele Spanjaard
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4 months ago

..and?

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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4 months ago (edited)

I'd be laughing if this weren't shameful

Carolee Kolmer
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4 months ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Danny Heath
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4 months ago

"Prepared to respond" but, not willing to respond!!

Judy Crozier
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4 months ago

...until they defunded or sidelined their preparedness infrastructure....

Alexander Martin
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4 months ago

I’d say Finland is #1 and S. Korea is #2

Roxy Eastland
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4 months ago

Once upon a time the UK was brilliantly prepared for a pandemic, and then austerity happened and all that preparation was dismantled. Even as the pandemic hit its stride the government didn't put back into place what they knew they had removed.

Meyer Weinstock
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4 months ago

...and Statista charges an arm and a leg for these stats...

Amanda Hartley
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4 months ago

Oh dear !! Just a shame our governments thought they know better than the scientists and medical staff !!

RinLo14
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4 months ago

I just hope people realize that if the US ever has to face another crisis, it will be another complete disaster if Trump is reelected. He has proven to be completely incapable and dismissive of anyone who knows more than he does. The only thing he cares about are his "ratings."

Debrina Blackmoon
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4 months ago

ok, sure

Owen Lodge
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4 months ago

The reality was an exact invert of that.

LlamuLuva13
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4 months ago

ar u shur bout dat?!

LlamuLuva13
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4 months ago

are you sure about dat?!

N S
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4 months ago

Buahahahaha, so full of themselves arent they :D

Maryo Nu
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4 months ago

Well the Netherlands on no1 then

Sue Hazlewood
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4 months ago

We do not appear on this list but are one of the best in the world at dealing with it.

Linda HS
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4 months ago

🤣

Amelia Sober
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4 months ago

i feel bad for finland.

Amelia Sober
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4 months ago

i actually feel bad for finland.

elfin
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4 months ago

Not even close to a good guess.

valérie B-971
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4 months ago

Would be able to pay to have the point of view of the team who did this survey

Annabeth Chase
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4 months ago

Notice China isn't on the list at all...

Shelli Aderman
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4 months ago

🤦🏽‍♀️

BiLal Asif
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4 months ago

The irony is the one's on the bottom Are handling it eloquently while the top one's are banging each other heads

elia 84631
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4 months ago

They did better job than most western countries :)

LittleMissLotus
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4 months ago

Boy howdy were they wrong

Maria Ines Molina
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4 months ago

Yeah, in the movies...

Martha Meyer
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4 months ago

Clearly the global Helath Security Index had no idea what it was talking about. And not just in regards to the US.

T. Godemiche
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4 months ago

Will they got three of these right

Trevlig08
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4 months ago

😬😬😬

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4 months ago

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Warren Cancilla
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4 months ago

unless you fire the pandemic team, defund the CDC, refuse to work with other countries/Who, refuse to test subjects, defund coronvirus research, or think it will just go away like magic.

Azziza
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4 months ago

Well this is dumb because by 2019 we knew trump had cut the CDC budget to the bone and disassembled the Pandemic Response Team.

Celtic Pirate Queen
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4 months ago

I honestly believe our (US) unpreparedness was complete and utter arrogance on the part of that asshat in the White House. He actually believes he knows more than the SCIENTIFIC/MEDICAL EXPERTS trying to combat this virus. And to the "it's a democratic conspiracy theorists" do you honestly think they'd start some shit that kills just as many of them as it does you? It that were the case - they'd make sure he got the most virulent strain FIRST.

Jodie Johnson
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4 months ago

The problem is those in charge have to actually implement the preparations, not ignore the playbook and disband the pandemic team because it came from Obama's administration.

Max L.
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4 months ago

ITALY WINS !

*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
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4 months ago

Trump tbh is just reminding me of a lion. He won the battle and became the new leader of our country, his "pride", and he's just killing off all the good things that Obama put there before, or the "cubs" of the previous lion. This doesn't make much sense, but please don't expect too much of someone writing this at 6:30 am and hasn't slept yet.

mummy pig
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4 months ago

Yeah Right

Aimee Simmons
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4 months ago

YOu have to KNOW that one is coming before you can PREpare for it.

Rosie Hamilton
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4 months ago

Science had been predicting a pandemic for a long time. A pandemic requiring PPE. Hence the original stockpiles of PPE and people in charge of planning a response.

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Night Owl
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4 months ago

Right... Who conducted that research? And who paid for it?

Goli Soda
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4 months ago

Asian countries have done really well. Europe and America are a disaster!

NoWayNoWay
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4 months ago

South Korea have, china etc have lied all the way through. Never believe the numbers coming from them.

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When an unknown hits the world and moves Nation to Nation this fast....no one can be prepared. But now we know to get that stock pile up.

Monika Rhodes
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4 months ago

Almost 4 years of doing nothing...

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This was very preventable if there wasn't dictators and globalists incharge. Trying to make everything open boarders and "diverse" fucks things up very quickly. It's high time we should stop relying on placea like China to make everything because we wouldn't be in this mess if each manufactured their own necessary stuff, damn the cost. Frustrating how this is the fault of lefties who literally want communist setups (this pandemic has made the world almost that way) and open boarders because racism or whatever which allows the spread of this faster. European union is hilariously crippled because of this and going to fall apart. Seriously, those who blame trump or Westminster etc should really look into how other factors contribute more than the obvious targets.

Kesam
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4 months ago

A hardcore nationalist who can't spell borders. Ah, the irony...

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The democrats in the media blew this whole thing up so bad, they are the proven enemy of America.

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In this list, Netherlands, Sweden and UK are doing much worse than USA with death rates of almost 12-14% among infected. Australia is doing the best.

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Candace Fitzpatrick
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4 months ago

Still get the junk mail...

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bored autumn
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4 months ago

"Missle"

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4 months ago

Swing and a miss

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Brittany
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4 months ago

Why? Shouldn't you be living your life? Fuck the click bate don't worry about a test.

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Roadkill The Brave
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4 months ago

Oh man, they would hate to go through my cards, I have first edition cards from the original release of the game in '79....dude you have no idea how many of those make me laugh today.

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Monika Rhodes
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4 months ago

Idiot.

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Francis
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4 months ago

i watched this episode a month ago and said the same to my best friend :D it was quite cringy :D

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Irina Ionascu
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4 months ago

I read an interview sometime in the recent years with the son of the man who invented plastic bags. He said that, if his father knew that people use a plastic bag once and then immediately throw it away, he would have been horrified and saddened. The reason the man invented plastic bags was specifically so they could be reused over and over again

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Binxyminxem
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4 months ago

The reply is so creepy... 😬

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WilvanderHeijden
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4 months ago

NO, Josh did.

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Jane S.
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4 months ago

This is really sad.

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Tovah Roche
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4 months ago

The Joke's on you.

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Animal lover❤
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4 months ago

Yes, please do that. And stop assuming that it's her fault!

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Francis
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4 months ago

why on eath would you think a man (or anybody) with a sh*tload of money would look like that in future?!

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Vanta Black
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4 months ago

Fucking bell-end...

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WilvanderHeijden
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4 months ago

A lot of people underestimated and still underestimate the dangers of Corona and they think that the media are lying to them. ( Wonder who gave them that idea??). If history repeats itself and people behave like they behaved during the Spanish Flu, there are going to be plenty mass graves all over the world.

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Slinkman
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4 months ago

rewrote them so much it even wasn't civil anymore.

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B
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4 months ago

I still have a huge (legit) DVD collection. It's one of the most infuriating things having to sit through these 'anti-pirate' adverts that can't be fast-forwarded. That didn't do their cause any good at all, just made me want to buy pirated films instead, which don't have the adverts! Grr...

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Tovah Roche
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4 months ago

Who the hell tweets there's suspicious noises in their house and then waits 5 hours to investigate?

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Jane S.
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4 months ago

So, what's the new Tumblr, now they've neutered themselves? Where is everyone migrating to? (Legit question).

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Mike Crow
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4 months ago

Need more. Was the player only mentioning he supported Hong Kong, or did he hold up a tournament somehow on a rant? Was online or offline? What was exactly said?

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