Not sure how to break it to them.... .. Yes, they did. Heck, they even treated the blacks better than they were treated in the US. Not sure how to break it them Yes they did Heck even treated the blacks better than were in US
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User avatar #1 - crazyolitis
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Yes, they did. Heck, they even treated the blacks better than they were treated in the US.
User avatar #10 to #1 - europe
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He wasn't too happy when a black man won though
User avatar #31 to #10 - captainfuckitall
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Actually, from reports of people who saw it, he just shrugged it off, and it didn't bother him too much.

I mean, of course he wanted Germany to win, but he was also a bit Nationalist and had a lot of pride in his country. It's no different than wanting your country to win at the Olympics now.
User avatar #72 to #31 - captainfuckitall
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*I mean, of course he wanted Germany to win; as he was a big Nationalist and had a lot of pride in his country.

I do not know what the hell went wrong with that sentence.
User avatar #70 to #31 - europe
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I don't know what "reports" you've heard
User avatar #71 to #70 - captainfuckitall
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Owens

Section: Berlin Olympics

Specifically: "Albert Speer writes that Hitler reflected upon Owens's victories with a shrug as African physiques were primitive and stronger than whites."

Book: Albert Speer (2009). Inside The Third Reich.


It's funny how everytime someone says something that ISN'T the absolute worst thing that could be said about Hitler, people think they're lying.
User avatar #73 to #71 - europe
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That's not it. But if what that guy wrote is really true then the guide at the stadium in Berlin was spouting **** from his mouth when he said that Hitler practically stomped away in anger when Owens won
User avatar #74 to #73 - captainfuckitall
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Eh, I nearly always check facts from multiple sources when anyone says something negative about Hitler, as there is just SO MUCH ******** floating around about him that it isn't even funny.

All I know is that if he said Hitler reacted calmly it wouldn't have reflected well with the press, and that nearly every person who has worked with or beside Hitler has unanimously agreed that he was a very compassionate, soft-spoken, and polite man. He was very passionate, but anger wasn't really something he 'did'; as nearly all of his negative emotions would manifest as sadness or depression.
#11 to #1 - anon id: 062ffaa7
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I heard it was because they were trying to ward off suspicions. They started being extra nice, even to jews. Make other countries think nothing was wrong.
User avatar #14 to #11 - kamusioso
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but hitler did nothing wrong
User avatar #47 to #1 - inyourmind
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While the Nazis never went on a campaign to kill all blacks they did consider them an inferior race and heavily repressed them. Hitler did have the active intent to remove all blacks from the rein-land because he thought they soiled it and German blood. So basically just as bad as the U.S. seeing how the U.S. was rather repressive at the time too.
#140 to #1 - anon id: d42d88a7
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Death sure is sweet.
User avatar #2 to #1 - solidderking
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yeah, except for that the fact that hilter didnt want to touch them like many white us citizen still do right now
User avatar #3 to #2 - crazyolitis
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At least Hitler sent his congratulations to the runner (I think) from the US who had won gold...
User avatar #201 to #3 - voltkills
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but refused to present the medal to him as he did to the white athletes.
#124 to #3 - anon id: 95002878
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cba looking this up but I heard that the US president at the time didn't even congratulate a black runner that won a gold medal.
User avatar #6 to #3 - xenophilius
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Hitler didn't congratulate anyone. he wanted to congratulate only German winners but he was told he had to congratulate either everybody or nobody so he chose nobody.
User avatar #32 to #6 - captainfuckitall
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Actually, I heard that he left because the weather was getting bad, not because he couldn't stand awarding anyone. This is further proved by the fact he actually DID send personal honours and commemorations to the winners, including Jesse Owens.
User avatar #48 to #32 - inyourmind
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you're talking about jesse owens. But xenophilius was talking about how during the first day Hitler was greet only the German medalists. The Olympic commission came up to him at the end of the day and told him he had to greet all medalists or no medalists at all. He greeted no more medalist during the games.
User avatar #54 to #48 - captainfuckitall
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Eh. I'm sure your sources are good, sir; but there is honestly so many rumours and so much crap floating around about Adolf Hitler that I barely know what to believe. All I know is that nearly everyone who worked around him or with him unanimously agreed that he was a very polite, compassionate, and soft-spoken person, so it makes more sense that he would be polite to everyone rather than suddenly become a dick.
User avatar #57 to #54 - inyourmind
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True there is a lot of crap floating around so it can be hard to decipher. But hey i wouldn't have suspected him to be some terrible creature at a personal level because while his overarching plans and actions were heinous and cruel to say the least, he was still a man and not some monster who enjoyed drinking the blood of children. Still though his death was much deserved.
User avatar #161 to #54 - symustafa
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Upon seeing Owens winning all the gold medals, he just said something along the lines of black being more primitive and therefore stronger physique. And the reason FDR didn't congratulate Owens was because he didn't want to lose supporters during the election going on at the time.

And the weather thing is what the Germans said was the case. The thing inyourmind said is actually the correct case.
User avatar #210 to #161 - captainfuckitall
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But how would you what the 'correct' case is? Why is the worst scenario always the one that people jump to? Indeed that's what he said, and from those that were asking him about it, he passed it off rather easily with a shrug and seemed more bothered by the fact that a German DIDN'T win than a black man beat a white man.

I know why he didn't congratulate Owens during the Olympics, but that doesn't change the fact that Hitler, and the Nazi's, in Nazi Germany, treated him nicer than anyone in America. Also, regarding Hitler actually leaving so he didn't have to congratulate Owens: Historians have noted that Hitler may have left the games at this time due to looming rain clouds which may have postponed the games. This happened well before Owens was to compete, but has largely come to be believed to be the "snub". It was only propaganda, not actually FACT, that made it seem like Hitler had it in for Owens.
#110 to #6 - anon id: b5753a44
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Wrong. He thanked everybody and congratulated the black dude who broke all the records that year (forgot his name, don't care enough to google it) in person, while the American president (ie. the leader of the black dude's country) didn't even send him a telegram.

Whether it was purely for show or not is up for debate, of course, but Hitler did have a reputation for making exceptions to his Aryan rules. For example, he saved the life of the doctor who delivered him, saying "I decide who is a Jew."
User avatar #30 to #2 - captainfuckitall
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Actually, that's not true, or at least it's certainly not what I heard. Apparently, from diary entries, Jesse Owens (the African Runner in the Olympics) received a very harsh letter from Adolf Hitler himself that was just usual racist stuff. However, upon being at the stadium, Hitler treated him very warmly, shaking his hand, and waving at him from the Olympic booth as he ran (and Jesse waved back). A lot of people say Hitler left the rally early, before the medal giving, in order to snub Jesse Owens, but actual weather reports from the time suggest he might have left because it started to rain.

Jesse Owens himself said this about his departure: "Hitler had a certain time to come to the stadium and a certain time to leave. It happened he had to leave before the victory ceremony after the 100 meters. But before he left I was on my way to a broadcast and passed near his box. He waved at me and I waved back. I think it was bad taste to criticize the 'man of the hour' in another country."

And this: "Hitler didn't snub me – it was FDR who snubbed me. The president didn't even send me a telegram."

While in Germany, Jesse and his wife were also allowed to stay in White Hotels and participate in everything a regular German would, and he was apparently greeted with many fans. He also received commemorative tablets from Hitler himself as honours for his victories.
#82 to #2 - schnizel
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Let me redpill you on that one.
They agreed in the party that he should not shake hands with any athlete, not even a german. It's not because 'Murica was 1st but he was following the protocol.
Any questions?
User avatar #94 to #2 - anonymoose
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At the start of the Olympics, Hitler only congratulated the German victors. He was told to congratulate them all or none and chose none. He didn't personally snub any black people.
#7 - theannoyingFJguy
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The Nazis actually had a skill at making things look really badass.
User avatar #13 to #7 - vasilyzaytsev **User deleted account**
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talk about overdoing something
#18 to #13 - Logicaltightrope
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The Olympics is an event that is as old as Western civilization itself. Sports and competitions such as those in the Olympics have shaped so many aspects of our cultures - competition, perseverance, striving for one's potential, etc. All of these things have become essential to our lives, and they come largely from sport, or else are exhibited in sport.

The Greeks viewed the Olympics as one of the most important events. They would begin the ceremony by sacrificing a hekatomb - that is, 100 healthy bulls. That's not a little. That's a ******** of wealth, all for Apollo, honoring the god of sport and athleticism. The achievements of Olympians gained them fame, honor, and success unparalleled at the time except in legend and war.

In modern sports, the same principles hold true. People sacrifice years of their lives, dedicate themselves to excelling in their sport. They show how good they can really be, and this progress goes not only to sport but to the lives and minds of those who play, by teaching themselves 'I can do it! And if I can't, I'm gonna make myself able!' There would be very few amazing things to our world if people did not think like this. And for Western civilization, this all goes back to the Olympics and beyond.

The Olympics cannot be overdone.
#20 to #18 - ivanooze
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#24 to #18 - azraelthemage
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#36 to #18 - thehumor
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i find your mind sexy
#153 to #18 - pkrbarmovie
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Art is more important than sport.
#156 to #153 - Logicaltightrope
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Both are critical. That's like arguing that water is more important than food. I agree that art is more immediately vital than sport, and is also a driving factor of all cultures. But without art or without sport, a fatal blow is dealt to our culture regardless.

Sidenote: The Greeks seemed to view sport as an art form. That's why they always performed while nude and oiled.
#157 to #156 - pkrbarmovie
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Haha! Well, Greeks had a very different view of art than we do.

But your point is good.

I just have trouble associating sport to an "intellectual" activity. It really seems to be all about who can prove to whom that he is stronger (or faster, or more agile, or has more endurance, etc.), and that seems a little too physical to be "human." It kind of seems like sports stem from our animalistic urges.

Art, on the other hand, is perfectly human. It's our creativity (which is unique to our species) and our sensibilities and tastes for beauty that fuel this activity.
#194 to #157 - soloman
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That's a pretty void argument when art nowadays can consist of cheese with hair. Hell, some performance art is a lot less impressive than what some athletes do on a weekly basis.
#196 to #194 - pkrbarmovie
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I'm talking about good art. Your favorite movies, plays, novels and the music you listen to is what most would consider "good" art.
#197 to #196 - soloman
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Fair enough, actually. (And I'm not a big sports fan either, and since art is more widespread within a culture, I do agree that it's more important. However, like he said, something being important doesn't prove another thing isn't.)
#200 to #197 - pkrbarmovie
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No, of course not. Sports are very important also, but for some strange reason I've never been really interested in them.
User avatar #184 to #157 - kazene
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Sports may seem more physical, which it mostly is admittedly, but it is also a mind game. You have to be able to read your opponent, out-maneuver them, know what your game-plan is before and after the game starts, getting inside your opponents head(I'd say mind games can be called creativity, no?), and the list goes on. You're just simply adding physicality to intelligence and creativity to beat your opponent. Even the dumbest of athletes can prove themselves smarter than others at times in their own games.
#198 to #184 - pkrbarmovie
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That's a rather good argument...

I guess I saw it more from the spectator's side. You know, these people who just watch hockey for the fights?
User avatar #208 to #198 - kazene
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It's understandable. Our coaches actually instill within us the deviate from watching or learning a sport from the spectator's point of view because the focus is usually directed towards a main attraction (i.e. hockey fights as you pointed out, following the quarterback in football instead of reading the offensive set up, yada yada yada....). There's nothing wrong with being a spectator and wanting to see a fight, hell I like to watch hockey for its fights because they're epic. Ya just gotta understand from a player's perspective in the sport as well, which takes time.
#129 to #7 - peta
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Ignoring that tiny little 'Jew holocaust millions dead' thing, the Nazis were pretty badass.
Ignoring that tiny little 'Jew holocaust millions dead' thing, the Nazis were pretty badass.
User avatar #69 to #7 - maternation
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That's Metal.
User avatar #188 to #7 - Encarna
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Some of the crowd are just way out of line.
User avatar #40 to #7 - roninneko
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Well, the SS did get Hugo Boss to design their uniforms...
#149 to #40 - grebllejk
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Yes. yeeeees, it is time
User avatar #5 - holololland
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Being that ignorant should be considered a crime.
#35 to #5 - anon id: 9c14e467
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it is in russia, that is what they are complaining about
#137 to #5 - guuntergang
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And crime is for *******.jpg
#8 - optimussum
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well

like

1936
User avatar #76 - freespeech
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...
Yeah. Actually we did.
Germany became a Nazi power in 1935
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1936_Summer_Olympics
User avatar #77 to #76 - freespeech
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became a power in 1933, excuse me
User avatar #215 to #76 - freespeech
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I'm going to leave this comment up. I am a ******* idiot, and yes, I realized it well after I posted this comment.
User avatar #79 to #76 - stocxt
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That's why this is supposed to be funny. Look at the title.
#115 to #76 - thalfak
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#80 to #76 - Gewdaism
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User avatar #190 to #80 - lolzordz
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germans arent very good with humor
#42 - thisisspartah
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Look at him, look at his evil thoughts and his evil actions.
#46 to #42 - mrmcput
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That ******* animal.
#55 to #42 - theblargypargler
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I know right? I mean, how could somebody who adores friendly animals possibly be a bad person?
#59 to #55 - dehnoobshow
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User avatar #64 to #59 - theblargypargler
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Please elaborate; I had assumed that the comment was making fun of any who thought he was a bad person by showing him embracing a cute animal, as to paint him as a good person. Though it seems you have a different view on the comment, as your own comment dictates, which I'd hope you explain to me.
#65 to #64 - dehnoobshow
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The joke, or point, in this case, was that Putin is not a bad guy. He doesn't kill the gays, he just asks them to no go flaunting it around. Hitler, however, killed people.
The image with Putin was to show that he's a nice guy, always with a smile. Because he's trying to be nice to people. And all he gets in return is hatred by us assholes in North America. In other words, You're gay? Fine. Stop shoving it down our throats, asshole. The only consequences towards gays are only there when they mention they are homosexual. They can choose to neither confirm nor deny their sexuality and have no consequences. Putin is simply doing something good, too sudden.
MFW Everyone's hating on him and they just don't understand.
User avatar #67 to #65 - theblargypargler
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Yes, whilst it certainly it isn't some dystopian regime against homosexuals, the Russian government isn't too chummy with homos.
Laws against gay pride parades are pretty bad, as even though I'm not too happy with gays running about the streets, paradoxically trying to explain they're normal people too, whilst they dress up in flamboyant outfits and dance about, it's still a violation against free speech.
Another issue is that it's illegal to show anything pro-gay to minors, lest it corrupt their feeble, malleable little minds into thinking it's okay to be gay.
There have also been appalling hate crimes against gays since the anti-gay propaganda law has been enacted, and to say this has no correlation would be an incredulous claim.
The government is also directly mistreating gays, reports of gay rights activists being arrested have spread about, and the government doesn't give same-sex couples the same legal protection as their traditional counterparts. To say that Putin is only trying to keep gays from pestering people with their sexual orientation is a gross misjudgment of the situation.
User avatar #113 to #67 - dehnoobshow
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It's an extreme way.
My brain works in weird ways.
About the child one, I do greatly believe it's about letting the children choose for their own.
Because, quite frankly, if such hatred were really the case, America would already be trying to ''Liberate'' Russia.
#123 to #113 - jeoandrg
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In fact, USA has been trying to "liberate" Russia since 1918.
User avatar #86 to #65 - hermaeousmora
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He made it a sex crime to tell a kid that 'It's okay to be gay'.
User avatar #78 to #65 - kharaa
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I'm sure all the lgbt people in Russia who have been kidnapped and tortured should have just stayed in the closet and not tried to have a relationship. I mean why should they have the right to be proud and open about who they are without fear of being beaten or even killed. Sarcasm
#81 to #42 - rmoran
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I'm sorry
#103 to #81 - anotheroneonearth
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looks totally legit because he also has an akita inu
#66 to #42 - Darianvincent
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User avatar #104 to #66 - kurbeh
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I did not know I needed this until now.
#9 - include
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User avatar #112 - jewsburninindaoven
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The US is just jealous that Russia won WW2 instead of them
User avatar #121 to #112 - badmotorfinger
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Just because it wasn't our flag flying above the Reich doesn't mean we lost
also we ******* kicked Japan's asses even before the nukes
#135 to #121 - SrslyWtf
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No it was actually Russia that flew the flag of communism in Berlin first
User avatar #122 to #121 - badmotorfinger
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atleast after 1942. Japan didn't have a single victory after Midway
#126 to #122 - Bluemistake
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I found the butthurt American
User avatar #127 to #126 - badmotorfinger
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when did i communicate that i was butthurt?
#132 to #127 - pristinepanda
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When you didn't realize it was a joke
When you didn't realize it was a joke
User avatar #131 to #112 - rocksteady
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Look at this guys username...
#134 to #112 - SrslyWtf
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lmfao
#109 - randomserb
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>comparing the Russian Federation to Nazi Germany
User avatar #119 to #109 - brobafett
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But they're so bad! They don't let special snow flakes be special snow flakes! They won't even check their privilege!
User avatar #120 to #109 - Gandalfthewhite
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anyone slightly against gays or even makes a gay joke is considered a nazi these days
User avatar #133 to #120 - rocksteady
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There is to much truth to this.
#162 to #133 - lookatmyhouseofwax
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>to much