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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martin734
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1 month ago

This should be higher.

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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
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1 month 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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Jayne Kyra
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1 month ago

Sounds like something a werewolf would say...

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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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Chrissie M.
Community Member
1 month ago

Gentlemen. You don't give birth. Sit down when abortion is discussed.

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#5

Find A Different Career.

Find A Different Career.

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Vorknkx
Community Member
1 month ago

Spot on. As a doctor, you are absolutely obliged to treat all patients the same way, regardless of age, gender, occupation, and anything else. If one is unable to do this, they simply aren't doctor material and should not be allowed to graduate.

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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
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1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

Doi! Oh man

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#9

Murdered By Kindness.

Murdered By Kindness.

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SocksNeverMatch
Community Member
1 month ago

That is the way to do it!

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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)
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1 month 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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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 month ago

It's the same distinction between them being blessed with a fruitful marriage, where immigrants breed like rabbits.

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#12

Mmm Spicy

Mmm Spicy

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SocksNeverMatch
Community Member
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

I like this comeback alot.

Queen Mab
Community Member
1 month ago

This is so true. She's not mature enough to have an abortion but mature enough to have a baby. Why do people fall for this argument?

SneakyNinja7
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1 month ago

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Likely because there is a difference between killing someone and having to give birth to and raise a child.

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Analyn Lahr
Community Member
1 month ago

Somebody give Florida a slap upside the head.

Viviane
Community Member
1 month ago

That logic reminds me of the relative who was self-righteously angry because a friend said, "I'll never have a child. I'm too selfish to share." Why would you want someone to have children if they're selfish or immature?

Chris Jones
Community Member
1 month ago

Sadly, that rarely stops anyone.

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BusLady
Community Member
1 month ago

Exactly.

Russian Otaku
Community Member
1 month ago

This is such retarded Christian political bullshit that undermines itself. Only in America can for example a young girl get raped and then harassed for wanting a abortion and mistreated for being pregnant at a young age

PeachPossum
Community Member
1 month ago

Forcing a minor to give birth -- isn't that equivalent to child abuse?

I'm.in.wonderland
Community Member
1 month ago

Cannot upvote this enough!

pusheen buttercup
Community Member
1 month ago

I certainly don't have a problem with a teen deciding that, if you're too young the birthing process could kill you both. Who knows how it happened... What if she was raped? Plus even younger people than teens are victim to abuse. Some are twelve years old.

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 month ago

Flawless logic (:

Zophra
Community Member
1 month ago

Is there more to this? This just sounds idiotic as is.

A Random Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

That's stupid.

Michał Jastrzębski
Community Member
1 month ago

touche

LegendYak
Community Member
3 days ago

I'm a teen, and I'm telling you, if I got pregnant rn I would not be able to handle a kid. I'm in school and my parents have jobs. I wouldn't want that kid to go through Foster care because even though it does great things, it can get messy and I don't want a child to go through that.

Elizabeth VanDyke
Community Member
1 month ago

There are a lot of people who have no business having children.....an awful lot!

C.S.
Community Member
1 month ago

That sounds about right for Florida. Lowest collective IQ of the nation.

Mike Beck
Community Member
1 month ago

I get what they thought they were doing but damnit if someone's brain wasn't plugged all the way in.

Patty Leaton
Community Member
1 month ago

rapist are out their ,so what do you say when it happens to you child ,GET RID OF IT NOW

Ojberretta Berretta
Community Member
1 month ago

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abortion is murder

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#15

This Guy Wants All The Cake.

This Guy Wants All The Cake.

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tuzdayschild
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1 month ago

He really didn't think that one out.

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#16

Wise Advice!

Wise Advice!

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Luisa Vasconcelos
Community Member
1 month 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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Jaded Queen
Community Member
1 month ago

She shouldn't have said gender neutral ,if she was gonna make a sexist comment. It's like god can u even read

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#18

I Love Arnold's Wholesome Murders

I Love Arnold's Wholesome Murders

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 month ago

It's funny how it's always the people with fragile egos accusing others of being snowflakes, when they themselves are visibly half melted in outrage.

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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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Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I was buying a box of masks the other day, and some clown behind me (standing way too f-ing close) said to me "You dont believe all this bullsh!t about masks do you" I turned around (and accidentally smashed his shins with my cane). And told him "No I dont believe it, BUT regardless of what I believe or not, it is the right thing to do, and follow suite in what others believe" I also like shopping in certain places, and a mask is required. I am not going to stop shopping, based upon my belief. BUT if I am around other people, then it is only polite, to wear a mask.

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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
1 month 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

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#21

Good Old Meghan Mccain

Good Old Meghan Mccain

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
1 month ago

bwhuaahah

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#22

The Ramsays Has The Best Insults

The Ramsays Has The Best Insults

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Katrin
Community Member
1 month ago

I like her!

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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
1 month 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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Katrin
Community Member
1 month ago

I googled it, it´s actually true. Love it.

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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
Community Member
1 month 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
1 month 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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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah who wants to go to have a raging know-it-all bigot at a party. No thanks.

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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
1 month ago

Oh damn.

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#29

Homophobia Is Manmade

Homophobia Is Manmade

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
1 month ago

Thanks for the Jewish perspective! I have seen the first one so often, but the second one is a very new perspective. Thanks for the share!

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#30

Taken To School.

Taken To School.

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InstantRamenGuy
Community Member
1 month ago

she got... schooled

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#31

Murdered By Laws

Murdered By Laws

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Katrin
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, all this ethic- and law-thingies are hard.

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#32

A Better Headline

A Better Headline

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
1 month 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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@Daisychain
Community Member
1 month ago

And she's such a cute little girl too... :(

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#34

Murdered By Numbers?

Murdered By Numbers?

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Vorknkx
Community Member
1 month ago

Ironically, some statistics show violent crime has decreased since "violent" video games becamse more popular/mainstream.

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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
1 month 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
1 month 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
Community Member
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

When you have alcohol problems and are in a divorce but still feel entitled enough to lecture people on how they should live their life.

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#41

Roll Tide!

Roll Tide!

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 month ago

Lol, pretty sure that actually applies both to SA and Alabama.

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#42

I Lol'd Hard

 I Lol'd Hard

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postboredom
Community Member
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

Sadly only the Anti-vaxxer lies will be retweeted, adding some more misinformation to the huge pile of BS that's already on the internet.

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#46

Video Games Cause Violence

Video Games Cause Violence

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Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
1 month ago

Pokemon Go, rewards players all the time. It also forces people outside to get fresh air, and to interact with other players.

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#47

We The People

We The People

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kjorn
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1 month ago

looks like the constitution is like the bible for the american... and we see the bible it's a cause of war between the people

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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
1 month 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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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

It's this kind of "math" that leads Americans to believe that in "Socialist" European countries people pay about 125% of their income on taxes. And that's why healthcare is free.

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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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Kookamunga
Community Member
1 month ago

Donald Trump is so vile that my cat tried to cover him up with litter.

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