Some people just looove talking. Like your auntie Betsie who just created a FB account and floods it with posts on chemtrails, or that entitled anti-masker who believes wearing a face covering impinges on their rights. Or many other loud ones on social media who can’t miss a chance to spread some misinformation on drinking bleach to prevent COVID-19. 

But the world is the place of karma, and if there’s yin, there’s always yang. That means that if you throw some nonsense out there into the world, it may come back and hit you like a boomerang. 

To show you how it works in practice, Bored Panda compiled a mesmerizing collection from the witty subreddit called “Murdered By Words.” It’s a prominent corner of the internet entirely devoted to put-downs, comebacks, and counter-arguments.

#1

Shots Fired, Two Men Down

Shots Fired, Two Men Down

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Dario T.
Community Member
4 months ago

Nice, finally someone said that and took that shitbox down a peg. Your constitution is a joke, nearly nowhere in the world there is such a high number of homicides, of school shootings. Every civilized country has healthcare but you, and everything becomes political, even science and proven facts.

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#2

I'm Gonna Take The Surgeon's Side On This One

I'm Gonna Take The Surgeon's Side On This One

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postboredom
Community Member
4 months ago

This anonymous person agrees

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#3

Disabled Parking Should Only Be Valid During Business Hours 9 To 5

Disabled Parking Should Only Be Valid During Business Hours 9 To 5

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
4 months ago

Did she just say disabled people shouldn’t have a night life? Like, yes let them buy groceries but don’t let them have friends??? Maybe it’s because she doesn’t have friends...

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Being in an argument, whether voluntarily or not, is one of the most emotionally draining situations you can get yourself into. It raises your blood pressure, and you may feel trapped by the opponent trying to prove their point no matter what.

It gets even more frustrating when the person you’re arguing with is proving a point that, in your eyes, doesn’t make any sense to begin with. Whether it’s anti-maskers, anti-vaxers, flat-earthers, or conspiracy theorists, anyone can have their own opinion, but as such, everyone can stand up for their own beliefs.

Luckily, there’re some tricks you should know to winning an argument. According to Susan Krauss Whitbourne, a professor emerita of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, you should start by knowing your facts.

“How many times have you made a claim about some piece of trivia only to realize, as soon as you’ve made that claim, that you’re completely wrong?” Such a situation doesn’t lead you anywhere and gives your opponent a straight shot to winning.

#4

Now Sit Your Ass Down, Stefan.

Now Sit Your Ass Down, Stefan.

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El Dee
Community Member
4 months ago

Because I have a daughter I'm glad women can't be drafted but now I have a grandson my opinion is starting to shift..

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#5

Find A Different Career.

Find A Different Career.

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
4 months ago

It's the American attitude that all blood and gnarly gore is fine, but love/sex isn't.

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#6

Apparently, It's Impossible For Women To Be Smart And Beautiful At The Same Time

Apparently, It's Impossible For Women To Be Smart And Beautiful At The Same Time

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Marc
Community Member
4 months ago

I like that. All those envious little boys (yes, they are boys, not men) who can't imagine that a woman can do more than them. Unfortunately there are still too many of these narrow-minded people. This is one of the reasons why boards of directors in companies and politics are still dominated by men, and why women get less money for equal work. That is why my daughters have to fight for self-evident things every day.

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Seeing other person’s perspective may also help you in an argument. “You don’t have to agree with a foe in order to see his or her perspective,” says Susan.

“However, if you want to win an argument, you do need to be able to see the world the way your opponent does. Stepping into the mental set of those you argue with allows you to figure out what’s influencing them.”

If you figure out what’s triggering the person you’re arguing with, you can direct your focus there and showing a little empathy never hurt anybody.

#7

The Fact That He Never Removed The Post Surprises Me

The Fact That He Never Removed The Post Surprises Me

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
4 months ago

Who the heck gets in an Uber and asks about their religion? Who?

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#8

That Backfired

That Backfired

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SocksNeverMatch
Community Member
4 months ago

Doi! Oh man

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#9

Murdered By Kindness.

Murdered By Kindness.

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El Dee
Community Member
4 months ago

Bluff duly called..lol!

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And the third thing is to remember that “Becoming defensive is one of the worst ways to win an argument.” Letting your opponent see that you've dug into your position with no other alternatives may lift the argument from bad to ugly. Moreover, if you let the other person realize that you’re open-minded, even if you're pretending to be, the argument may resolve itself. 

#10

It's Never Just About A Cake

It's Never Just About A Cake

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

Wow, that is absolutely disgusting.

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#11

Just Pulled The Lever To The Verbal Guillotine.

Just Pulled The Lever To The Verbal Guillotine.

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Not-so-MadMax
Community Member
4 months ago

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#12

Mmm Spicy

Mmm Spicy

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SocksNeverMatch
Community Member
4 months ago

YES!!!!!

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#13

On A Comment Thread About UPS And USPS Workers

On A Comment Thread About UPS And USPS Workers

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
4 months ago

People that are condescending about other people's jobs are usually parasites with no job at all.

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#14

Well, When You Put It That Way...

Well, When You Put It That Way...

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
4 months ago

I like this comeback alot.

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#15

This Guy Wants All The Cake.

This Guy Wants All The Cake.

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Rabbit Carrot
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4 months ago

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But he wouldn’t know that, he has no friends.

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#16

Wise Advice!

Wise Advice!

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Luisa Vasconcelos
Community Member
4 months ago

On point.

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#17

Cut The Shit Lady. You Chose The Bathroom.

Cut The Shit Lady. You Chose The Bathroom.

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

Ugh, Feeling violated by someone possibly seeing you wash your hands? Bit overdramatic don’t you think? It’s certainly an insult to people who literally have been violated.

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#18

I Love Arnold's Wholesome Murders

I Love Arnold's Wholesome Murders

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JiminKimLip7
Community Member
4 months ago

This should be first!

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#19

If He Were Here He'd Consume These Morons With Fireballs From His Eyes And Bolts Of Lightning From His Arse

If He Were Here He'd Consume These Morons With Fireballs From His Eyes And Bolts Of Lightning From His Arse

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
4 months ago

Just apply the "Stand your ground" law.

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#20

Yellow Tape Around Her Body It's A Fucking Homicide

Yellow Tape Around Her Body It's A Fucking Homicide

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Bunny Wood
Community Member
4 months ago

Amen. Speaking from NZ and Australia I just laugh at how retarded the Americans are in this topic. Raped by your insurance companies and begging for more

Pine
Community Member
4 months ago

Hi! I totally agree with you but using words like r*t**ded and raped in a way that's not appropriate is not very helpful! Please think about this next time

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
4 months ago

Say what you will about America. But I don't know anywhere else on earth where the powers that be have convinced so many to gratefully defend being plundered. It's kind of amazing.

Nemeia
Community Member
4 months ago

Wait times? Only if its a non-emergency procedure, and even then the wait time is really not that bad. Perfectly worth not having a panic attack every time you have to visit the emergency or go to a doctor.

ML
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Estonian healthcare is one of the best in my mind. Every single person who is working or is under 19, is insured. Also retired people. You just pay for your medicine which is also with a discount. Time to get to a specialist is also fairly short. No medical bills. People are not paying idiotic sums for an ambulance ride. To be exact, we pay nothing.

Romenriel
Community Member
4 months ago

Pretty much the same here in Czechia.

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Leah Pimentel
Community Member
4 months ago

Portugal here. Three months in hospital with my son. Not even paying parking. And a team of pneumologists, neurologists and intensivists. Going home today. A mini hospital is waiting for him in his room, with oxigen and cough assist equipments. A team of one doctor and two nurses will come by every day. ZERO costs.

Tiny Dancer
Community Member
4 months ago

Canadian medicine literally saved my life in the 1970s (blood clot the size of a fried egg near my brain, I nearly died, yadda, yadda, still kicking nearly 40 years later), has helped a great deal with my autistic son (now 33), and recently saved both my hubby's life when he was hit with Stage 4 throat cancer and my Mum when she got bladder cancer. The most I've ever had to pay was 45 bucks for the ambulance ride. Yeah, I'm never leaving Canada!

BusLady
Community Member
4 months ago

I would be stress eating as well. That's a serious operation. I hope her husband had a good recovery.

Parmeisan
Community Member
4 months ago

I feel like a real comeback would include actual facts on wait times. For "serious medical procedures" with any real urgency, you don't wait. You DO wait if it's not serious or not urgent. As opposed to the American system, where you don't wait if you're rich or insured, and if you're not rich or not insured you either 1) don't get the procedure at all, even if it's serious & urgent, or 2) get it but declare bankruptcy afterward because you just lost everything. Guess which one I prefer?

Scratch
Community Member
4 months ago

Why do people fight socialised medical care? It boggles the mind, really.

Full Name
Community Member
4 months ago

Because they see how poorly it's run. In theory it's awesome, but in practice not so much. I'm Canadian and I know our system inside and out and it's dreadful for the amount we put into it.

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

My friend had an AVM in her brain, once it was discovered she had surgery a week later to have it removed. Absolute emergencies are seen to earlier otherwise you do have the option of going private, which is expensive but cheaper of you have private health cover. At least we have options, we can choose to go public and have to wait and pay nothing or go private with less waiting times and pay a gap fee if you have private health or full cost without private health cover. The longest I waited was 2 years but that was for breast reductions, I paid a TOTAL of $165 and that was for the initial private consultation fee. Medicare covered the hospital stay, surgery, after care etc.

Elizabeth VanDyke
Community Member
4 months ago

If other countries can successfully have socialized medicine there is no reason why the US can't do it. Other than the fact that our government is bought and paid for by big pharma and insurance companies.

KT
Community Member
4 months ago

Canadian healthcare is amazing. I had 2 c-sections free of charge. I almost died the second time and the amount of medications they had to give me was also free! I also had a tumor removed free of charge and there was practically no wait at all. So yeah, i'll take my "socialized" medicine any day over american health care avenues

Full Name
Community Member
4 months ago

Our healthcare system is garbage. That's awesome you had good experiences, but people are dying on waiting lists for no reason. What's covered and what isn't is illogical. For the amount we pay we shouldn't be consistently ranking in the middle to lower end of the pack for first world countries year after year.

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D. Pitbull
Community Member
4 months ago

Hmm... let's see... wait time for serious medical procedures. Well... I suppose that depends on what you consider serious. If it's life/death (ie: cardiovascular, organ failure treatment) - no matter how much $$$ you have - you don't get to jump ahead of those people... also... yeah, you have to wait for your 'serious but non-life threatening surgery'... a surgery that **WILL** happen. In America... if you haven't paid through the nose to *exactly the correct* HMO... or haven't paid ENOUGH (meaning a huge ungodly amount)... what're you waiting for? You're waiting for exactly **nothing** to happen. You don't get a surgery at the end of 18 months.... you don't get one at all. Is this supposed to be better? I'm confused.

Ingride Karroumi
Community Member
4 months ago

When I had my C section, my room was a suite with a view, I had 3 doctors and many nurses checking on me all the time, first class and brand new equipment, anything I need it was there and the best of all it was FREE. So yeah Americans are just jealous.

My Incog
Community Member
4 months ago

That's it. I'm moving to Canada.

C.S.
Community Member
4 months ago

The only people complaining about universal healthcare are people who don't know s**t about healthcare at all, or the greedy ones that will lose money when things shift to helping all.

Lu
Community Member
4 months ago

Wait times are mostly for elective surgeries, critical care has no delays. Of course nothing is perfect... but you will never die because you have no money.

Little Wonder
Community Member
4 months ago

Australia's system works on two levels. We have public health care which is used for emergencies and general health. If you need elective surgery (eg, for something bothersome but not life threatening) or to see a specialist etc etc you can choose to wait a little longer, or you can go private. We do have health insurance companies, it is an available option for people. Not always a great one (a friend needed a knee reconstruction and in the private system and with full health insurance she was still going to have to pay $45,000. She opted to wait an extra 2 months and have it done in the public system). I do not understand the resistance to a system like this, which would save lives and make a health crisis less of a devastating financial burden on families.

Mike Kozubski
Community Member
4 months ago

Canada does not have good health care, but it is way better then the US. But it is not good, we have big issues and a lot of racism.

Reginald Joseph
Community Member
4 months ago

unfortunately, it depends where you are. I had amazing treatment in Alberta, but a friend's mom had terrible treatment. Bad in Quebec until I got a family doctor.

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hey, not my problem
Community Member
1 month ago

Obamacare only failed cause trump destroyed it!

Lynda Vel
Community Member
4 months ago

I had heart operation, in and out of the hospital as a kid. My mom didn't have insurance. She said it was some charities that paid for everything. This was in CA in like 1990. I am so thankful for that because there was no way we could pay that...

Lisa
Community Member
4 months ago

In America we let a 26 year old man die because he could not afford insulin. Alec Smith of Minneapolis died in 2017, his salary was 30k a year more than many Americans.

Kevin Stern
Community Member
4 months ago

I'm sure most conservatives can't articulate what Obamacare detailed.

Loola Realpirate
Community Member
4 months ago

Yo, Sister ! Cheers from the Netherlands, where we all have medical insurance .

Patty Leaton
Community Member
4 months ago

yip

The Upset Kitten
Community Member
4 months ago

Canadian here. If you have a life threatening injury and its time sensitive, Canadian Healthcare system is a damn blessing. The only time its really sketchy is when you're at the clinic for something non-life threatening. Wait times can be hit or miss depending what part of the country you're in. (Speaking from experience. Ive lived in Big Cities (Montreal, Toronto) and small ones: Sudbury, Timmins, etc. and the experiences of healthcare aren't the same.

Peter Bear
Community Member
4 months ago

I have a friend in the Netherlands that's looking forward to her no-cost pregnancy and months of paid maternity leave. But yes, tell us again how our system is better than... well, anything?

Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
4 months ago

I was bitten by a dog so badly there was a streak of fat hanging out of my arm. Went to the emergency room and had it cleaned up and bandaged for nothing, plus a follow-up inspection the next day, also for nothing. And they gave me a free sandwich when I mentioned that I'd missed lunch. Yeah, I think I prefer it here in Australia.

IlovemydogShilo
Community Member
4 months ago

It's the same in Britain with the NHS.

Rae Black
Community Member
4 months ago

Snacks for stress eating should be covered, too. :)

Full Name
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4 months ago

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The Canadian healthcare system SUCKS!!!!!!!! For the amount of money we spend on it we deserve so much more. People are dying on waiting lists, what's covered and what isn't makes no sense. It's GARBAGE. I don't know how it compares to America, but I assure you ours is dreadful.

boredpanDaman
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4 months ago

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i started to struggle connecting the captions with the posts in this thread...

Michał Jastrzębski
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4 months ago

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LOL, her expenses were just hidden in taxes of the entire nation.

qwerty
Community Member
4 months ago

Do the math. Compare the cost of taxes to the cost of capitalist healthcare. Taxes give you better healthcare, and they give other people better healthcare. I would rather have higher taxes and better healthcare.

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#21

Good Old Meghan Mccain

Good Old Meghan Mccain

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SocksNeverMatch
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4 months ago

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Bartlett....what about your parents/husband. Who probably paid for you to live there.

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#22

The Ramsays Has The Best Insults

The Ramsays Has The Best Insults

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Amy Pattie
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4 months ago

Uncle Roger disagrees

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#23

Don't Defend Corporations, They Will Not Return The Favor

Don't Defend Corporations, They Will Not Return The Favor

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
4 months ago

This is a famous old case, still worth bringing up occasionally, as many people never questioned the "scamming from poor corporations" line.

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#24

Murdered By The Word Of God.

Murdered By The Word Of God.

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
4 months ago

That is so subtly boss. As a Christian, I too pray for Trump.

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#25

That's Just How It Is Though, Isn't It?

That's Just How It Is Though, Isn't It?

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Rowlie
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4 months ago

Is there such thing as the "right" house to kill people in?

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#26

An Effortless Genocide

An Effortless Genocide

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

A lot of immigrants work in jobs that others don’t want to do, majority have come for a better life and will take what they can, they have to start their lives all over again and they are not picky like many of us westerners (especially the privileged). They often take the lower paying jobs like trolley collectors, taxi/uber drivers, food delivery drivers and fruit pickers etc. What a lot of people don’t seem to understand is that a lot of these immigrants are well educated but their qualifications mean nothing because of where they are from and studied so they have to do it all over again.

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#27

Very Strange, Indeed

Very Strange, Indeed

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4 months ago

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Maybe she isn't racist at all, but just does not agree with a lot of the messages coming from BLM. I fully agree that black lives do matter and that nobody should ever face any prejudice or discrimination or be treated differently simply because of the colour of their skin, but I do not agree with much of the politics of BLM. I support their message but not their Political Marxism.

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#28

Your “Logic” Deserves A Slap In The Face

Your “Logic” Deserves A Slap In The Face

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh damn.

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#29

Homophobia Is Manmade

Homophobia Is Manmade

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El Dee
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4 months ago

I checked this one out and, unsurprisingly, that definition is disputed. There's also other context from elsewhere in the bible to suggest that, unsurprisingly, religious people have always been homophobes. What did Christ think? I don't know and I can't ask him - and neither can anyone else. All I can say is that he 'drank wine with the sinners' So those who were considered sinners under Judaism were people he wanted he befriend and help, my guess is he probably wasn't a homophobe..

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#30

Taken To School.

Taken To School.

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SocksNeverMatch
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4 months ago

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she has a valid complaint. unfortutunatley things change. People are in prison still for small amts of pot. She got it easy

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#31

Murdered By Laws

Murdered By Laws

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
4 months ago

It's kind of silly to quote the Government Ethics to the most unethical president of the US ever.

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#32

A Better Headline

A Better Headline

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
4 months ago

I mean I am happily married even though we both lost our job in corona and now live in a church community house. Screw the idea of having kids though, they’d have to sleep on the floor of the games room or something, and I wouldn’t want anyone’s life to start out like that.

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#33

Short And To The Point

Short And To The Point

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Aragorn II Elessar
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4 months ago

That response though lmfao

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#34

Murdered By Numbers?

Murdered By Numbers?

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4 months ago

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#35

Maybe Not The First, But Definitely The Most Famous

Maybe Not The First, But Definitely The Most Famous

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

More specifically, first Innocent brown man killed publicly by a police state while his homies could only stand powerlessly and watched.

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#36

Kill Theirs Or Educate Ours?

Kill Theirs Or Educate Ours?

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
4 months ago

It's the same boring song that Republicans sing every time. Why invest 50 billion in education when we need that money to buy tanks and develop nuclear bombs? Because obviously having the power to destroy this entire world 5 times isn't enough....

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#37

Does It Make Sense For You Now?

Does It Make Sense For You Now?

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SocksNeverMatch
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4 months ago

freaky right!

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#38

Ain't No Right Way

Ain't No Right Way

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Christian Bradshaw
Community Member
4 months ago

Same here! Not everything is as suspicious as you people seem to think!

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#39

Is It True

Is It True

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
4 months ago

Maybe they think it's part of the uniform? Like typical blue/green "medical color" doesn't really do anything but it's part of the image?

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#40

The Aunt Looks Like Such A Nice Person

The Aunt Looks Like Such A Nice Person

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White Wolf
Community Member
4 months ago

You go, Charlotte Louise!

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#41

Roll Tide!

Roll Tide!

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

WTF, that is seriously f****d up.

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#42

I Lol'd Hard

 I Lol'd Hard

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postboredom
Community Member
4 months ago

Were they any steel toilets nearby? That would have given them a shock

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#43

Holy Hell! Call The Morgue

Holy Hell! Call The Morgue

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

Yuck, why not just say your room is getting a bit stuffy and whiffy so please air it out. No need to go into such detail.

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#44

Say It Like You Mean It

Say It Like You Mean It

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
4 months ago

"What a trooper" sounds hollow now.

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#45

That Moment When An Anti-Vaxx Mom Is Called Out On Facebook By Her Son's Pediatric Nurse

That Moment When An Anti-Vaxx Mom Is Called Out On Facebook By Her Son's Pediatric Nurse

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Your Local Lizard
Community Member
4 months ago

I wonder who those 7 likers are

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#46

Video Games Cause Violence

Video Games Cause Violence

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
4 months ago

"No thank you, I'll keep playing chess where I get ahead by sacrificing my own peons to murder their horses bishops peons and queen".

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#47

We The People

We The People

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Eglė Bukauskaitė
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4 months ago

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Constitutions can be rewritten, lol

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#48

Why Do Old People Insist On Doing This?

Why Do Old People Insist On Doing This?

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Hooked
Community Member
4 months ago

I like the last sentence. The biggest burn is saved for last.

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#49

You Can Disagree With An Opinion, But The Math Never Lies

You Can Disagree With An Opinion, But The Math Never Lies

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
4 months ago

"Facts -- you keep using that word, but I don't think it means what you think it means" --- Inigo M.

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#50

Murdered With One Word Almost 3 Years Later

Murdered With One Word Almost 3 Years Later

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
4 months ago

It was like trying to tell Al Capone to leave the city, while he bought the mayor and the entire policeforce.

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