We all make fools out of ourselves every now and then. Nobody is safe from that unwelcome sense of anxiety once you realized the thing you just said makes zero sense. But things that leave your mouth, whether IRL or online, do stay there, oftentimes forever.

And there’s a whole corner of Reddit, r/S***AmericansSay, dedicated entirely to the mission of collecting the stupidest, funniest, and sometimes embarrassing cases of people being so convinced they know better when they couldn’t be further away from the truth.

So let’s ready ourselves for the ensued hilarity, ‘cause we are about to have a fair share of it, trust me.

#1

“I Get That Native Americans Are Upset, I Get It”

“I Get That Native Americans Are Upset, I Get It”

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Suzy the observer
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2 months ago

Great answer.

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#2

“Who Was The First Country On Planet Earth To Ban Slavery? That’s Right, America”

“Who Was The First Country On Planet Earth To Ban Slavery? That’s Right, America”

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Watching
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2 months ago

The few, the loud, the uneducated.

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There’s an abundance of scientific evidence that shows humans are poor judges of their own abilities, whether it’s their sense of humor or grammar. In fact, psychologists believe that we are more blind to our own failings than we realize. This idea comes from the 1999 study in which David Dunning and Justin Kruger from Cornell University, New York, tested if people who lack skills and abilities are also more likely to lack awareness of their lack of ability.

#3

You're On The Internet, Which Is American

You're On The Internet, Which Is American

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Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

The internet has helped us see how much of a total s**t show the USA is... they can't hide behind the propaganda machine we call movies

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#4

America Is The Reason You Have Cars

America Is The Reason You Have Cars

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Star of the world
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2 months ago

oop-

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The results of the tests led the authors to the interpretation that accurately assessing one's skill level relies on some of the same core abilities as actually performing that skill. It led them to the conclusion that the least competent maybe suffering a double deficit.

#5

Should Ask Them If Jews Matter Too

Should Ask Them If Jews Matter Too

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Downunderdude
Community Member
2 months ago

Nice comeback.

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#6

Well Allocated Funds

Well Allocated Funds

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Rick
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2 months ago

That’s an official Twitter account? Good god.

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“Not only are they incompetent, but they lack the mental tools to judge their own incompetence,” Kruger and Dunning thought. During the course of four individual tests run on participants, the scientists discovered that “People who scored in the lowest percentiles on tests of grammar, humor, and logic also tended to dramatically overestimate how well they had performed (their actual test scores placed them in the 12th percentile, but they estimated that their performance placed them in the 62nd percentile).”

#7

Pridemonth

Pridemonth

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Cath Homer
Community Member
2 months ago

Homosexuality is illegal in Liberia. Maybe it was deliberate? *reaching*

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#8

'People Who Leave Their Phones Set To Military Time Are War Criminals'

'People Who Leave Their Phones Set To Military Time Are War Criminals'

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Rick
Community Member
2 months ago

I was older than I would EVER care to publicly admit when I learned that “military time” I often heard referred was not some secret, complicated way of working out the time you’re only privy to having served in the army but simply the reading of a 24 hour clock.

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Dunning shared his impressions in an article for Pacific Standard: "In many cases, incompetence does not leave people disoriented, perplexed, or cautious. Instead, the incompetent are often blessed with an inappropriate confidence, buoyed by something that feels to them like knowledge." The phenomenon is known as the Dunning-Kruger Effect and most of us have surely encountered numerous cases of it in real life.

#9

Go To Panama, This Is America

Go To Panama, This Is America

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Hans
Community Member
2 months ago

I would be tempted to argue that THIS is the virtual, borderless world....

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#10

How Do You Prevent People From Jumping Off Like Idiots?

How Do You Prevent People From Jumping Off Like Idiots?

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Star of the world
Community Member
2 months ago

W H A T

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#11

“More People Use Imperial Than Metric”

“More People Use Imperial Than Metric”

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

So many (american) bubbles need to be burst...

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#12

“He Is (Your President)”

“He Is (Your President)”

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Joanne O'Brien
Community Member
2 months ago

Uno reverse card!

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#13

People Engaging Me In German Because I Look German

People Engaging Me In German Because I Look German

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Marianne
Community Member
2 months ago

Hello Captain Obvious!

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#14

The Ambulance Is Not Your Taxi To The Hospital

The Ambulance Is Not Your Taxi To The Hospital

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Star of the world
Community Member
2 months ago

lmaoooo "sir"

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#15

Where Does It Say In The Constitution Or Any Of The Amendments That Eating Is A Human Right?

Where Does It Say In The Constitution Or Any Of The Amendments That Eating Is A Human Right?

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Star of the world
Community Member
2 months ago

w o w why am i not surprised

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#16

"More People Know About Our Smallest State Vermont Then The Amsterdam"

"More People Know About Our Smallest State Vermont Then The Amsterdam"

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 months ago

"SHUT UP ! DON'T PROVE ME WRONG YOU FILTHY INFERIOR FOREIGNER!!!!!"

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#17

“We Will Never Rewrite The Constitution”

“We Will Never Rewrite The Constitution”

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Gemma
Community Member
2 months ago

She seems to have forgotten the meaning of "amendment".

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#18

Your Haircuts Are Un-American

Your Haircuts Are Un-American

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 months ago

I do not get it. Is "un-american" a bad thing ?

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#19

Wishing "Evil" On A Country Is Pretty Mean

Wishing "Evil" On A Country Is Pretty Mean

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ITS ME AGAIN
Community Member
2 months ago

lol

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#20

Hmmmmmmm

Hmmmmmmm

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Eslamala
Community Member
2 months ago

Sure, just like "america" celebrates other countries' independence day 🙄

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#21

I Am Confused Is There A Rome In Italy?

I Am Confused Is There A Rome In Italy?

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housea
Community Member
2 months ago

Wait until they find out there’s a country called Georgia

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#22

Why Is Munich Spelled "München" On Signs In Germany?

Why Is Munich Spelled "München" On Signs In Germany?

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Marianne
Community Member
2 months ago

Munich citizen here. I can confirm that we do, in fact, write signs in our own language. We are crazy people!

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#23

“...your Hip Would Break Because Their Medical Staff Is Garage...”

“...your Hip Would Break Because Their Medical Staff Is Garage...”

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
2 months ago

I know people who have travelled to other countries to get medical/dental care because the air fair and other expenses plus cost of treatment were cheaper than in US. It is literally true.

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#24

Do You Guys Have Refrigerators?

Do You Guys Have Refrigerators?

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James016
Community Member
2 months ago

I keep mine on the roof as the air is slightly cooler up there

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#25

"Offended By Our Patriotism, Wattpad Girl?"

"Offended By Our Patriotism, Wattpad Girl?"

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
2 months ago

America! We get our embarrassment firsthand!

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#26

The Titanic Is Just A Movie, Right?

The Titanic Is Just A Movie, Right?

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Rick
Community Member
2 months ago

Canadians also think Star Wars was completely made up so I wouldn’t worry too much about what they think.

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#27

Can’t Compare Those Other Cities To The Us

Can’t Compare Those Other Cities To The Us

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Star of the world
Community Member
2 months ago

DID SHE SAY CITIES

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#28

“I Am In Rhode Island”. “Nice, Ever Been To The USA Before”?

“I Am In Rhode Island”. “Nice, Ever Been To The USA Before”?

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Star of the world
Community Member
2 months ago

actually i havent, whats it like? *obvious sarcasm*

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#29

Biden's America

Biden's America

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Rick
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

*Random person falls down in Greece* “Biden’s America”.

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#30

"At Least American Toilets Aren't Just Holes In The Ground"

"At Least American Toilets Aren't Just Holes In The Ground"

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 months ago

Doesn't Angel Merkel just pee in the Spree ? Doesn't the queen's butler empty her chamber pot in the Thames every morning ?

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#31

What Does He Care? He's Not A Us Citizen, He's Not Effected

What Does He Care? He's Not A Us Citizen, He's Not Effected

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I didn’t realise that the US was global, oh wait, they do have the World Series which only the US plays in. so I guess it makes sense lol.

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#32

Would Love To See Some Of These Countries Try To F With Us

Would Love To See Some Of These Countries Try To F With Us

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Marky Mark
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2 months ago

Who hates Greenland? And why?

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#33

“The White House Is Bigger Than All The Countries You Named”

“The White House Is Bigger Than All The Countries You Named”

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Star of the world
Community Member
2 months ago

how stupid do you have to be to believe this?

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#34

"I'd Rather Receive False Information..."

"I'd Rather Receive False Information..."

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
2 months ago

My dad says stuff like this, but not as smartly.

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#35

Being Broke In American Is 100% On You

Being Broke In American Is 100% On You

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow, just wow.

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#36

Commie Divas

Commie Divas

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N G
Community Member
2 months ago

Ugh, this doesn't belong here. "Soccer" is a British word. Yes, the Americans took it and ran with it (no pun intended), but it originated in Oxford in about 1890. Americans didn't invent it.

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#37

(Sad) Mistake A North Korean Flag For A Texan Flag

(Sad) Mistake A North Korean Flag For A Texan Flag

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Gemma
Community Member
2 months ago

Plot twist: they're holding a sign denouncing Kim Jong-un.

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#38

But We Can Pock Whatever Doctor Or Healthcare Insurer We Want! We Win

But We Can Pock Whatever Doctor Or Healthcare Insurer We Want! We Win

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
2 months ago

We can pick whatever doctor or hospital we want to be in debt to for the rest of our lives!

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#39

“They Started Faking An Accent”

“They Started Faking An Accent”

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

Some people believe that the Earth is 2000 years old. This one thinks it's 200 yo apparently

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#40

Why Do Brits Speak English, An American Language, Rather Than Speaking Some European Language?

Why Do Brits Speak English, An American Language, Rather Than Speaking Some European Language?

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Star of the world
Community Member
2 months ago

oml

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#41

"[...]although My Ancestry Dna Gives Me Zero Italian Dna On My Dad's Side, I'll Stick With Being 1/4 Italian!"

"[...]although My Ancestry Dna Gives Me Zero Italian Dna On My Dad's Side, I'll Stick With Being 1/4 Italian!"

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

Mom has some explaining to do O.O

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#42

"It's Amazing To See How Few Countries Know That "Soccer" Is The Correct Term"

"It's Amazing To See How Few Countries Know That "Soccer" Is The Correct Term"

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Star of the world
Community Member
2 months ago

ngl the russian one loooks like python

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#43

“We Savez Nations Not Destroy Them”

“We Savez Nations Not Destroy Them”

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

That's so sad, really...

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#44

Is Mediterranean A Slur To Italians?

Is Mediterranean A Slur To Italians?

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Rick
Community Member
2 months ago

I’m actually going to start using this! “Ugh, you’re *so* Mediterranean”.

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#45

Are We Acting Like That's Not Possible?

Are We Acting Like That's Not Possible?

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

New studies found that the Sun actually revolves around the US :/

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#46

"American Deaths Are Worth More"

"American Deaths Are Worth More"

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Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

The longer I go through this page, the angrier I get

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#47

European Countries Don't Have Elections As They Are Too Poor To Pay For The Patent Rights

European Countries Don't Have Elections As They Are Too Poor To Pay For The Patent Rights

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

*laughs in Greek*

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#48

Wait Other Countries Didn't Have To Sing Their National Anthem Everyday At School For 12 Years???

Wait Other Countries Didn't Have To Sing Their National Anthem Everyday At School For 12 Years???

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

No but we said prayers :(

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#49

The Real Heros Are The Ones Who Served The Us Military

The Real Heros Are The Ones Who Served The Us Military

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Star of the world
Community Member
2 months ago

*sigh* i fear idiots have taken over

Matt Hollis
Community Member
2 months ago

And they have easy access to weapons lol

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Hans
Community Member
2 months ago

The real heros are those who do not boast but simply help others...in whichever position.

Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
2 months ago

As a homeless shelter night manager, I fall into the category of front-line workers. We joke about being heroes. We want combat pay.

Eslamala
Community Member
2 months ago

Yeah, they've "helped" DESTROYED so many countries... Thank you for your service...

Raven Sheridan
Community Member
2 months ago

$20 bucks the person leaving these fliers is an anti-masker.

Everett Huband
Community Member
2 months ago

And voted for Trump

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 months ago

So "police and firemen" are heroes although they are not in the US military (because other countries do not have soldiers, obviously) ? Why ? Because they save lives ? Well, healthcare workers too, so... You are an idiot who cannot even agree with themselves.

Indra Servo
Community Member
2 months ago

I think those weirdos think you can't be a "heroes" if you didn't kill your "enemies"

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Giulia
Community Member
2 months ago

...i'm sorry what does pushing buttons have to do with healthcare workers??? i'm legit confused

M O'Connell
Community Member
2 months ago

I believe this person assumes that if you aren't manually healing someone with your hands that you must simply be pushing buttons. The stupidity is mind-boggling. Also, they're out of red ink.

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PiscesMama
Community Member
2 months ago

Any idiot can study?

Something
Community Member
2 months ago

Stop referring to the military as heros. Submarine sandwiches are the real heros.

ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
Community Member
2 months ago

is this person related to trump?

Robert T
Community Member
2 months ago

Anyone who risks their own life to save others is a hero. No ifs, no buts.

Bernd Herbert
Community Member
2 months ago

The peice of paper is wrong on so many levels. There are statements basically from "opposite world". In reality for example any idiot CANNOT study to become a health care worker. But, any idiot can join the military

Samantha Lomb
Community Member
2 months ago

I definitely have an aunt who posts this crap and chain letters about jesus on her facebook.

Mimi777
Community Member
2 months ago

Sounds like my MIL. Lol She got called out for it once and she claimed she was hacked and quit posting as much.

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J. F.
Community Member
2 months ago

Any idiot can fire a rifle, and given how many reports of friendly fire come from the US forces... Not wanting to put soldiers down, but certain people either weren't in the Army or they had no other choice given their lack of education

Samuel Gallegos
Community Member
2 months ago

Whoever wrote that can f**k themselves with a stick. obviously, healthcare workers are F*****G HEROES

Kim Irving
Community Member
2 months ago

Unfortunately, the real pandemic is the amount of stupid in this world.....

Frank Ropen
Community Member
2 months ago

Aren't lots of military jobs pushing buttons? Like push a button to fire a rocket.

Sitting pigeon panda
Community Member
2 months ago

You broke your leg? Oh, I can't help you, after all, I'm not a hero.

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

F**k that s**t. That person needs a reality check.

Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

The real heroes are the people who didn't have any options left in life, they had to enlist in the army for them to have any sort of job

Julie C Rose
Community Member
2 months ago

Stop spreading the rona* and then your healthcare workers won’t have to be such heroes anymore. *You know this person’s a covidiot.

Gemma
Community Member
2 months ago

Military medics: ....?

Sabrina Lim
Community Member
1 month ago

I really hope whoever write this don't need to go to hospital since they don't think healthcare workers are heroes,

BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
Community Member
2 months ago

This makes me angry beyond words.

Jill Bussey
Community Member
2 months ago

And any idiot can be taught to march and fire a gun. After all, the US has more gun deaths than any other country in the world. See previous posts.

Tabby_Sohee
Community Member
2 months ago

“Any idiot can study and push buttons” no... I think you, my dear idiot, would try and pull a button instead

Mii
Community Member
2 months ago

Alaska and Hawaii aren't even included XD

RoseTheMad
Community Member
2 months ago

any idiot can wear camo and hold a gun whilst demanding discounts on literally everything, too...

KrabbyGramps666
Community Member
2 months ago

Can we make all Americans take a test to see who is a bigot. Then put them in the worlds biggest catapult and launch them to a different planet

Baby Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

but just the bigots right? leave the rest of us here so we can try to fix this society :( although america might be too far gone

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Sarah Simons
Community Member
2 months ago

I almost want to instinctively downvote this because of how stupid it is.

Bill
Community Member
2 months ago

What if you are a first responder in the military? Does that make you a double hero?

Carrie Roettger
Community Member
1 month ago

Ok so my family has a very long history with the US all the way back to the colonies and militias. In my closest family I've had 4 uncles, my dad, a brother, a nephew, my husband AND my son serve and none of them want to hear "thank you for your service a thousand times a day. They felt a duty to serve and did. My mom was a nurse for 35 years. To me they are ALL heroes. Heroism is not limited to one group of people and our fr9ntl9ne workers and the essential workers are most definitely heroes and not just dir9mg the pandemic but every single day

May Day
Community Member
1 month ago

"Any idiot can study" WHAT IS THIS

Thomas Turnbull
Community Member
1 month ago

It’s the medical hero’s that fix the injured so without these hero’s the US army would be stuffed.

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
1 month ago

Okay, national heroes. Now go for medical care when you get a stroke, a heart attack, or Covid , and repeat that statement.

Luuta
Community Member
1 month ago

Any idiot can save lives and push buttons, but it takes a military person to kill everyone on the planet...at the push of a button.

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
1 month ago

the idiots need to leave or drop in a hole......and stop being American for god's sake...you're an embarrassment to the rest of us.

Glen Stanley
Community Member
2 months ago

Disagree! I’m a vet from the U N police action in Koran Police Action and many of their health workers are above and beyond,, what takes to:be 0ne

Stannous Flouride
Community Member
2 months ago

Only about 15% of those who serve in the military of any country are actual combat troops.

DC
Community Member
2 months ago

Who ever wrote this may very well benefit from a lobotomy regarding their intelligence. Any idiot can punch a hole behind your eye and stir your brain, but only a true hero is who is less stupid afterwards!

Marilyn Ransberry
Community Member
2 months ago

Brainwashed.

Jennifer Hughes
Community Member
2 months ago

Push buttons? What, like a drone pilot?

Hollysmom
Community Member
2 months ago

I can't even respond, hanging my head in shame

somnomania
Community Member
2 months ago

this is the first one that's really made me want to put my fist through the screen

Alexis Draskinis
Community Member
2 months ago

Most of the people i know who joined either couldnt pay for college & felt like they had no other choice OR were kids whose parents forced them to join "to lean to behave" type s**t. If we didnt offer scholarships & make the possibility of dying seem "awesome" we'd barely have a military...

Dave S
Community Member
2 months ago

Healthcare workers no heroes? How will you get better when you are very sick or who will help you with your broken bones? If the healthcare workers aren't heroes, it's nobody. Also in the military they have healthcare workers

CatWoman312
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Hopefully the idiot who wrote this never has to go to the hospital for anything

Laurence Cooper
Community Member
2 months ago

????

alwaysMispelled
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow.

Naomi Cline
Community Member
2 months ago

I don’t know about you but I don’t want an idiot taking care of me in the hospital.

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh yeah, the one who kills people for profit is definitely a Hero ._.

Makabert Abylons
Community Member
2 months ago

American soldiers are not heroes in any way, just destroying the world

Makabert Abylons
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow, just wow....

Don't Look
Community Member
2 months ago

holy hell.

Eric Law
Community Member
2 months ago

Studying and pushing buttons... isn't that about what the people who fly military drones do?

zovjraar
Community Member
2 months ago

what?!?!?!

Paul Budhram
Community Member
2 months ago

Heroes are people who put others first. So, this means ANYONE. Possibly your parents, Friends, strangers, anyone.

Paul Budhram
Community Member
2 months ago

oh and they don't know what a hospital looks like

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KamiKhan
Community Member
2 months ago

Because 99% of being a healthcare worker is pushing buttons.

The 5-star rated 5-star rating system
Community Member
2 months ago

So healthcare workers don't "serve their country"?

Cath Homer
Community Member
2 months ago

There can be two sorts, surely? Hasn't this idiot heard of Baskin-Robbins?

Synsepalum
Community Member
2 months ago

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!

Bepina
Community Member
2 months ago

wha.. how, why?!

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

Frontline heroes.... because America wasn't far off of being invaded by Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia and Libya.

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#50

"Uniquely American"

"Uniquely American"

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

Ever heard of... the rest of the world??

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