Meanwhile In Africa... [Pic]

Submitted by: lostinkorea 5 years ago in Funny

Oh, I feel better now.
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Male 1,164
God didn`t let his car start TWICE. Goddamnit.
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Male 120


First thing I saw when I looked at this.
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Male 1,240
First, Second and Third worlds are Cold War definitions.

First world=USA, Western Europe, Australia, Japan, etc. I.e. "the west"

Second World=The Sovjet Union, Eastern Europe, China, Cuba, etc. I.e. "commies"

Third world=The ones who weren`t part of the west or the commies. So all of Africa is part of the third world.
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Male 15,832
"So, why didn`t you kick the angel of death`s ass before he got to my place, fix my car, make the drunk crash into a pole, heal the sandwich maker, kill the battery in the liar`s phone instead of mine, and rewire my foot massager? If you`re truly omnipotent, you could just as easily have done all that, and I would have had a nice day instead of being miserable, pissed off, and depressed all day. Do you enjoy making me miserable, pissed off, and depressed?"
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Male 515
Yay, first world problems!!
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Female 2,289
I showed this to my very christian mother and even she laughed
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Male 129
"Meanwhile in Africa" ...Haha! Says it all!!!
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Male 1,243
It`s quite scary that there are people out there who do have such a simplistic and childish way of looking at life. They really must have fragile minds.
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Male 176
So god sent a death angel, then sent another angel to battle it out. - Just wanted to watch a fight
Didn`t stop the drunks car from starting - Wanted to watch the guy weave all over the road.
Didn`t stop the sick person from coming in to work at all - Just wanted to watch all the other people get sick who ate coughed-on-sandwiches.
I don`t blame god, I mean he needs entertainment too.

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Male 41
Also, "making association based on a stereotype". <-- There`s the problem. Stereotyping is not a good thing.
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Male 41
The reason I mentioned using the earth as an example was to show that using Africa as an example is stupidly vague. If you lived a life of luxury alone on the moon, I`m sure you still wouldn`t be inclined to say that those people living on Earth are a bunch of poor draters...
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Male 541
Breadman:

"Also, the majority of people on earth are poor. About 80% of ALL people live on less than $10 a day. So do you think "Meanwhile, on Earth" would have been a relevant comment? Of course not, because not all people are poor. For the same reason, "Meanwhile, in Africa" is also not a relevant comment".

It would have been if you were a freaking Alien. While it`s true that most of the world`s population live in poverty, it is in no way, shape or form a stereotype. A stereotype refers to a sub-group of people. That`s the whole point. Yet, again, your example is nonsensical.

It is a relevant comment, because he is making association based on a stereotype in order to get his point a cross. You are too stubborn to realize this. I just saw now that you are from Africa, I guess that explains why you`re being all butt-hurt haha.
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Male 41
kummi, that`s exactly why I mentioned a person of average weight getting tired during a marathon. Saying "Well, at least he`s not American" is situationally inappropriate, even though it may be more likely that he would be overweight if he was American.
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Male 41
Nope, internet forums are pretty much the best place to be. I can`t think of any other place with a greater proportion of liberal thinkers.
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Male 541
Breadman:
Okay, never mind the thing about equality then.
"But does that mean that Canadians and Americans should both be assumed to be equally overweight".
No, the stereotype is that Americans are fat, not Canadians. Why would you apply a stereotype to include a place where the stereotype has no basis/is not a stereotype. Meanwhile, USA is at the top of the charts, when it comes to obesity rates.
No, I don`t agree with stereotyping. But that is not the issue here. You think what he said was ridiculous, I don`t see why.
Like I have explained, all countries in Africa can be considered "poor", by our standard. So what he says holds up.
"but seeing something vaguely related to weight and immediately thinking "Oh, America" is ridiculous"
I agree with that. However, yet again, you are comparing apples and oranges. He wasn`t just BLURTING stuff out of the blue, he was making a social statement by contrasting the original po
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Male 5,811
@Breadman: if you get upset over every stereotype that you are possibly included in, then perhaps internet forums are not the best place to be.
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Male 41
I-IS-BORED, although all of the countries in Africa may be classified as third-world, there are several totally developed areas in Africa, and there are millions of people in Africa who live in a developed, i.e. First world environment. It is therefore totally incorrect, and no more than a stereotype, to say that all Africans are poor.
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Male 41
I won`t, because it`s a joke at the expense of all the people in Africa that aren`t poor, or uneducated, or stupid. If I didn`t know that there are many people who visit this site that genuinely believe that the whole of Africa is just a big jungle full of poor, uneducated, disease-ridden ape-men, then I would have let it go. And alright, since that guy`s on Earth too, and you feel the need to nit-pick, why not say "Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world"?
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Male 2,419
@breadman
Ya sure it`s a generalization. I mean sure, every country in Africa is classified as third world but saying Africa is a third world continent would be like saying all Hostess Twinkies are bad for you.
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Male 5,811
[quote]So why not say "Meanwhile, on Earth"?[/quote]
Because all meaning would then be lost, since that guy`s on Earth too. Sure, the person could have said "Meanwhile, in Sierra Leone", but then you`re just splitting hairs. Just take it for what it is: a joke that points out the apparent favourtism of God towards white christians in first world countries.
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Male 41
In other words, if you`re going to stereotype, then that`s your baby, but leave me out of it. I live in Africa, but I`m not uneducated, poor, stupid or ignorant, so I don`t need to see "Haha, Africa", thank you very much.
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Male 41
Yes, the majority of people in Africa live in the third world. However, as I`ve mentioned before, the majority of people ON EARTH live in the third world. So why not say "Meanwhile, on Earth"? If you`re going to be specific enough to pick a continent, at least be specific enough to pick a country. Otherwise, people start to think that Africa is "That place where third world people live", which is an idiotic generalisation, even though it may apply to the majority of Africa, just as saying that the earth is "That place where third world people live" is an idiotic generalisation, even though it may apply to the majority of the world.
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Male 5,811
[quote] For the same reason, "Meanwhile, in Africa" is also not a relevant comment.[/quote]
Well seeing as how the majority of Africans are suffering in third world hell I`d say it`s an appropriate comment. It`s not about poverty, it`s about suffering i.e. God was helping some herp derper not get sick from a sandwich instead of helping suffering people in Africa. One could just as easily have said "Meanwhile, in Tibet", but the majority of Africans live in the third world.
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Male 2,220
God : let me see, the death angel was at your bed this morning & i had to send..

Me : You lying Git!
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Male 41
Also, the majority of people on earth are poor. About 80% of ALL people live on less than $10 a day. So do you think "Meanwhile, on Earth" would have been a relevant comment? Of course not, because not all people are poor. For the same reason, "Meanwhile, in Africa" is also not a relevant comment.
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Male 41
...not know this?
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Male 41
kummi, stereotypes are about "equality" in that context. The whole point of a stereotype is that it classifies all people of a certain race/class/area/whatever as equally poor, or stupid, or any other stereotype. The person who made the "meanwhile, in Africa" comment clearly saw that this person`s issues were "first world problems" and immediately thought to compare his situation to that of an African person. As I`ve said, the majority of Americans are overweight, but seeing something vaguely related to weight and immediately thinking "Oh, America" is ridiculous, as is seeing something vaguely related to poverty and immediately thinking "Oh, Africa". I really can`t understand your point, unless your statements are based on the perspective that stereotyping is acceptable, in which case this is a pointless discussion, as I could never agree with that.

Also, Kegomatrix, but the MAJORITY of America IS fat, how could you possibly no
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Female 105
This was hilarious.
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Male 438
"By the same token we who do not have "faith" are not going to be convinced otherwise."

I dissagree, if a personal god exists that god knows exactly what it would take for me to believe so it either does not exist of does not care, if it did provide reasonable evidence of it being real I would change my mind.

"I have no problem with people of faith until and unless they try to convert me, and I never try to convert them."

People of faith have a huge impact on secular society, morality laws are just one example. CrakrJak thinks the gov`t should legislate bedroom activity between consenting adults. The WBC gets its limited legitimacy from being able to align itself under the label `Christian`.
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Female 2,674
Gross. That would earn someone on my fb a real swift defriending. I have a strict `one strike and you`re out` rule... I don`t eff around.
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Male 5,811
[quote]We have no proof they`re wrong just as they have no proof(that we accept) that they`re right.[/quote]

We don`t need proof they`re wrong, empirical evidence does not support the notion of a God, so I don`t believe in one. If God appeared the only thing that I would say would be "Well look at that, I guess I was wrong."
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Male 45
You could blame most of those things that dude was complaining about on poor quality standards. Either on his part or the company who made them. They don`t give a rats ass as long as they get money and/or he probably, from the sound of things, isn`t able to see quality.
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Male 6,060
This illustrates how people "of faith" can always find a way to maintain faith in any circumstance, and that`s why there`s no point in trying to show them they`re wrong. Maybe they`re not! We have no proof they`re wrong just as they have no proof(that we accept) that they`re right. By the same token we who do not have "faith" are not going to be convinced otherwise. So, once again, I say: I have no problem with people of faith until and unless they try to convert me, and I never try to convert them. We need to learn to accept each other and move on with life.
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Male 4,290
[quote]So, okay, maybe I don`t understand the whole holy trinity thing, but, is it really okay to be obviously talking to Jesus (young, white male with dark hair and beard) and calling him "God"? I mean, isn`t the older, gray-haired guy gonna get a little pissed?[/quote]
Firstly, Jesus would not have been white. He would have been Middle Eastern.
Secondly, according to the trinity belief, Jesus and God are the same, so talking about one is the same as talking about the other. They`re interchangeable. So yes, it`s fine, God won`t get pissed.
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Male 4,290
Clearly God can`t multitask, because while he was preventing this guy`s car from starting, over 10,000 other people were killed by drunk drivers in 2010 in America alone.
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Male 40,277
All those bad things happen in Africa according to a divine PLAN! (lolz I don`t believe it either)
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Male 541
What happened to my post, anyway, I`ll go on:

My point is, to people posting in North America, well, Western Europe. All African can be considered poor.
Also, with regards to your examples: Yours are clearly culturally based, while with Africa, it is more like making a statement about the average wealth of African citizen, which I have now shown is a "valid" stereotype from our perspective.
In other words, you are comparing apples to oranges.
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Male 541
Breadman:
Yeah I took it totally out of context, my fault.

"But does that mean that Canadians and Americans should both be assumed to be equally overweight".
No. Stereotypes are not about equality. By the same logic, no stereotypes can be used, because no two British people have "equally" ugly teeth.

I`ll now explain why I think that your examples are irrelevant. Though, I now understand what you were aiming at (since I at first just jumped in), I still think it is wrong, and here is why:
"...because there are several countries in Africa that aren`t poor at all". Oh really? By what standard?
Because if you go by GDP per capita, PPP adjusted, the "richest" country/sovereign state is Seychelles with $24,700 GDP pr. cap. Now the issue becomes what you define as "poor". GDP is misleading however, because of standard of life adjustment.
My point is, to people posting in North America, well, Western Euro
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Male 1,754
Africa is plagued with....everything. It`s not some misunderstood secret.
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Male 1,341
Breadman.... But the MAJORITY of Africa IS poor!!!!! Gah, you HAVE to know this!
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Male 41
Kummi, you`ve missed the point completely. Firstly, I said North America, which I should hope you know is a continent as well. Secondly, my entire point was that you can`t look at a few well-known countries in a continent and assume that the entire continent is like that. Overall, most North Americans are overweight. But does that mean that Canadians and Americans should both be assumed to be equally overweight, because the statistic applies to the broader region? No, and that`s why you can`t just say "In Africa", because there are several countries in Africa that aren`t poor at all. Saying "In Africa" implies that every single person in Africa is poor, and is wrong for the exact reason you mentioned; you`re not even getting the stereotype right.
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Male 15,175
Alternatively, because there is no god.
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Female 3,562
Something good happens: thank god!
Something bad happens: free will, god`s mysterious plans, god hates you for not worshiping him right, etc.
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Male 1,754
Lordy, what are you trying to say now?
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Male 4,793
Hahahaha drating owned.
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Male 301
What about Africa? You want to help them? Put down that double burger and large fries...give that food to them, or better yet, give the money that you would have spent on it to them. Why does everything have to be "God this" and "God that"? How about YOU do something to fix the situation in Africa!
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Male 15,510
Yeah, what is your excuse about Africa, Jesus??
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Female 2,525
So, Jesus, how about a foot massage?
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Male 541
Breadman: Yes, stereotyping is fun, if you get it right. USA is a country, Europe is not. It is not an accurate stereotype if you take a stereotype of ONE region/country/ and apply it to a much broader region. E.g. British people are stereotyped to have bad teeth, not EUROPE. And obviously that man playing the accordion or whatever it`s called, is stereotyped from Germany, Austria/Alps region.

Meanwhile, the US top the charts over obesity rates, thus making it a geographically "accurate" stereotype.
It might be fun to stereotype, but it`s actually more fun to get the aforementioned stereotypes CORRECT. :)
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Male 2,384
hahahahaha zing!!!
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Male 1,461
These are always the greatest debates. Weeee!
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Male 1,625
[quote]post comment on facebook
screen shot it immediately
submit it to IAB thinking you`re a comedian[/quote]

lets get this poo started,
conner
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Male 1,341
Breadman "But if someone here made a statement like the one above, you wouldn`t be too happy, would you?"

Not at all, because everyone does, and I`m not.
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Male 41
Intigrid, whether or not SOME of the countries in Africa are poor is irrelevant, the point is that immediately associating poverty with Africa is ridiculous.
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Male 41
Kegomatrix, reading about issues in middle-class society and immediately thinking "Hey, at least he`s not poor like an African." is as ridiculous as reading about an average-sized person not finishing a marathon due to fatigue and immediately thinking "Hey, at least he`s not fat like an American". It doesn`t matter whether or not the majority of Africa is poor. The majority of Americans are overweight, but if someone here made a statement like the one above, you wouldn`t be too happy, would you?
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Male 612
you`d think someone who makes something like this would have the sense to proofread it.

posted the car didn`t start twice and gave no resolution about the sandwich. or was that just a clever plow because God really fcuked up his sandwich and didn`t want to own up to it?
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Male 914
@breadman

Africa is the poorest continent. It`s extremely poor. You`re an idiot.
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Male 10,855
[quote]Meanwhile in Africa[/quote]

Dude what the fu<k happened that gif with Jon Stewart being awesome and shouting boom?
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Male 2,841
How is he able to talk to Jesus but sleep through a battle between good and evil for his soul?
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Male 1,341
Breadman.... I`m pretty sure that the majority of Africa is not doing so well, which was sort of the point... Where exactly are you from in Africa, exactly?
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Male 809
Meanwhile normal people don`t think they can talk to invisible, omnipotent, jewish zombies in the sky.
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Male 41
Quick2thestab, I`m saying that I`ve seen far too many posts about Africa that are related to poverty, disease, or general stupidity:

Example 1
Example 2
Example 3

, and of course, this one. It`s annoying, because it`s a ridiculous stereotype that`s being applied to 58 different countries, and I`m pretty sure people actually believe it. If the comment had been "meanwhile, in America", nobody would have had any idea what the point of the post was.
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Male 658
Breadman, what are you even trying to say?
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Male 260
wait.. so i almost died this morning? twice?? drat you death angel!! and you drunk driver i hope you knocked a bus full of atheists off a mountain!!
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Female 1,356
that does make me feel better. thanks for the laugh.
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Male 4,431
So, okay, maybe I don`t understand the whole holy trinity thing, but, is it really okay to be obviously talking to Jesus (young, white male with dark hair and beard) and calling him "God"? I mean, isn`t the older, gray-haired guy gonna get a little pissed?
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Female 4,086
tell that to all the victimized children out there.
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Male 41
Meanwhile, in North America:



Meanwhile, in Europe:






...etc. Stereotyping is fun, no?
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Male 771
god is lazy, apparently.
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Male 3,745
HA
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Male 2,516
reminds me of that episode of south park (Starvin Marvin in space): "and remember people, reading the bible + accepting Jesus = FOOD"
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Male 100
i thought it was a joke, was waiting for a punchline
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Female 1,181
religion! where can i sign?!
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Male 1,215
If you really cared about all of your "children", wouldn`t you just keep the drunk off the road, protecting all of them?
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Male 1,268
"@FatNinja, extreme poverty, famine, aids..."

Child rape, genocide, krunk...
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Female 836
Sigh... I catch myself thinking like this, and then I have to remind myself it`s just a bunch of Bull@#*t
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Female 737
@FatNinja, extreme poverty, famine, aids...
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Male 3,842
Wait...my neighbor`s son got killed by a Drunk Driver. Does that mean God or Jesus or whoever doesn`t give a crap about my neighbor?
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Male 1,341
Soo... What about the people who did take that route and got hit by a drunk driver?
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Male 25,417
Nice effort... but i could be ignorant but whats the african reference
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Male 1,249
There is actually a good reason why God doesn`t care about you
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Male 625
Awesome!! Too bad the caption is a major spoiler
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Female 737
Oh, and I always love the "God only gives you want you can handle" comments because you can end it with "Oh, is that why no one ever commits suicide?"
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Male 697
good stuff
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Female 737
Nice.
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Male 1,625
Brilliant. I always use this as an example when people talk about "What Jesus did in my life" or "the secret". It`s arrogant, and complete BS. Reality is harsh, brutal, and playing make believe doesn`t take away from the fact that we were extremely fortunate to be born in a first world country.
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Male 1,754
Haha straight donkey shat on that entire thing. Love it.
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Male 1,136
"bcuz"

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Male 6,737
Trudat.
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Male 240
LOLOLOL
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Female 3,726
Link: Meanwhile In Africa... [Pic] [Rate Link] - Oh, I feel better now.
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