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Eminem celebrated 10 years of sobriety yesterday.
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How to hold an N64 controller
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Just keep pushing. It's all that matters.
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MRW I take the cookies out of the oven but forget spray down the baking sheet beforehand
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For every upvote, I will also plant a tree.
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Donald Trump playing golf in his own club. West Palm Beach, Florida, 2010.
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The truth is out there
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We . . . may have made a terrible mistake
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Hey hoomans, "dont mind me taking all your shit, I got a family too."
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Eminem Celebrates 10 Years of Sobriety
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New CPR device
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Jenna Fischer’s shirt is Michael’s grilled foot
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TIL The 8 hour workday was devised so that workers could evenly divide 24 hours between: "Eight hours' labour, Eight hours' recreation, Eight hours' rest"
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Making a wrecking ball out of chocolate
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?? This 125+ Year Old Rhododendron “Tree” In Canada looks like it's covered in bloody flames! ??
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I didnt want a cat but my wife did. So we compromised and got a cat. Best. Compromise. Ever.
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This statue looks like it continues on forever.
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Schizophrenics of Reddit; What is the scariest hallucination (visually or audibly) that you have ever experienced?
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"Let's make the opposite of a fun roller coaster"
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Michael Bloomberg to pay $4.5m to cover US contribution to Paris climate pact
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The worst thing about identity thieves is how stealthy they are.
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The Rock Drops Big Surprise on High School Student Who Asked Him to Prom
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Only one way down
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For brown widow spiders, sex is literally a matter of life and death. If a male chooses an adult female, chances are roughly 50/50 that she’ll eat him afterward. But if he mates with a younger subadult female, she’ll let him live to see another day. Despite this, the males prefer older mates.
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Hit and run
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Amen ??
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Milwaukee's Matthew Dellavedova steals rolling inbound pass to beat the buzzer
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First ride for the kitty
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Earth Day
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ITS HAPPENING
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The Fortnite Foodchain
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Accurate enough
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Boo
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Democratic candidate Randy Bryce: I want to see every candidate across the country pledge to refuse NRA money. I've taken my pledge, now it's your turn.
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Depression is like having a bad week and waking up 10 years later thinking what the fuck happened to your life
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The manul (or Pallas' cat) of Central Asia has the longest and densest fur of all the cat species.
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Breaking News: Researchers Discover Haunted House in Japan
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Alberta woman 1st adult in Canada to be 'cured' of sickle cell anemia through stem cell transplant
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When dreams come true, Lego Starwars
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Whelp.
1 TheGreatZarquon Given the popularity of this post, I'd like to remind everyone of Bill and Ted's Law: [Be excellent to each other.](https://youtu.be/rph_1DODXDU)
4105 AKATonyStarks The hilarious and depressing point that the original thread misses is that the US actually spends more *public* money per capita on healthcare than the UK, France, Germany, Sweden etc. All that money just for Medicare and Medicaid. And that's before your private insurance premium ($6,690 was the 2017 nationwide average for an individual plan purchased through an employer). The inefficiency in the US healthcare system is mind-boggling. *edit. Sources: https://www.kff.org/report-section/ehbs-2017-section-1-cost-of-health-insurance/ http://www.businessinsider.com/us-spends-more-public-money-on-healthcare-than-sweden-or-canada-2017-4 *edit 2: A lot of people are conflating overall health costs and pharmaceutical spending. Currently pharmaceutical spending is about 10% of US national health expenditure. Even a huge cut to our prescription drug spending would make a tiny dent in our overall healthcare costs. It's not quite as big an issue as the debate around it would lead you to believe. https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/NationalHealthExpendData/downloads/highlights.pdf
4595 VeryWeirdPerson It's funny, I always tell people "University is free in my country" and americans always response with "you pay taxes"... Well so do you. Turns out I currently pay the exact same tax rates as americans, only the tax rate limit is far higher in Germany for richer people. So we pay the same taxes but I got University, health care, public transportation (certain types) etc, and you pay the same and get shit.
1035 Huwbacca Wait a second... Is that guy saying the higher taxes is a worse trade off? Like, with all the extra you pay in insurance and then on the medical care itself, hes ok with that as long as the government don't get taxes? I mean. Shit, I moved from the UK to Switzerland and I absolutely miss the NHS. Private healthcare here is like £300 a month and then a huge franchise, plus extra costs... Tax may be 16% points lower, but spending on healthcare closes that gap considerably and, for the first time in my life, I have had to consider money over health.. how is this a better system lol
800 herefor1reason Haven't been to a doctor in over a year because i can't afford it. last time i went it was because i'd had a persistent cough for around 2 months and i'd delayed because i knew that no matter what, if i went, we probably wouldn't be able to get food for a while and would've been at risk of not being able to afford rent. bit the bullet and went when it got so bad i was throwing up from coughing so much. turns out i had pneumonia and if i'd kept leaving it untreated i'd have died. if i get a cough like that again i won't wait but who the fuck knows what else i'll have to "wait and see" to get treated or looked at? can't go for everything, me and my family wouldn't be able to survive from the debt. has to be something that's VERY CLEARLY a threat to my life or long term quality of life in a serious way (something that would handicap me).
468 dalismiro921 I live in the U.S. and a few years ago my mom’s gallbladder ruptured after being infected for 2 weeks (we didn’t know until later). We were the only two home, and I couldn’t drive at the time. My mom refused to let me call 911 because just the ride in the ambulance alone would’ve cost too much for us. If my dad hadn’t luckily been on his way home, she wouldn’t have made it. The healthcare system in America literally has rational people choose to not seek medical attention for fear of the immense debt it may cause. It’s fucked, and seeing my mom on the floor like that while not being able to DO anything fucked me up for a while too. Oh, we also spent the next 4 years paying off those bills, with insurance.
2154 lakerswiz I always love the "but what about the long wait times" bullshit. You're waiting longer, for non-emergencies, because more people are getting their health taken care of. It's highly unlikely that the increase in wait times is going to negatively affect you anymore than simply waiting longer. And again, it's for everyone to get taken care of. Fair fucking trade off.