what is this shit. http://t.co/QVCZN4b4eD. TIME regrets naming Pope Francis 'Person Of The Year' after Beyone% drops surprise album: http: hoco/ TIME Regrets Na what is this shi
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#4 - thelizardlord
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Because releasing an album is much more important than changing the face of an entire religion for the better.

Then again we're talking about the people who named HITLER man of the year once.
User avatar #68 to #4 - kanpai
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implying he wasn't?
User avatar #81 to #4 - seymourg
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They named Hitler person of the year not because he was a good man, but because he was very influential. Would you say he wasn't and still isn't?
User avatar #85 to #4 - xdeathspawnx
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Its given to the person who did something that year that will have the greatest impact on the future, whether the impact will be good or bad will not matter. Seeing as Hitler forever changed the whole world and we still remember him close to a century later I would say they made the right choice.
#90 to #4 - bigredthunder
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This is satire
User avatar #97 to #4 - nymikemet
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And Joseph Stalin..... Twice
User avatar #23 to #4 - pacoseago
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I was Time Magazine's Person of the year for 2006, so anything's possible.
User avatar #28 to #23 - sepheroth
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Whoa, me too, man! We must've made a great duo! Let's go fight crime together!
User avatar #29 to #28 - pacoseago
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I guess I'll have to be the sidekick, it seems like you have a higher comment level than me. By nine.
User avatar #34 to #29 - sepheroth
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Sounds good, I'll be The DrinkSlinger, and you can be my trusty sidekick, The Barback Kid.
User avatar #170 to #23 - fukkendragonite
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I hope you mention that in every job interview. While misleading, it IS technically true...
User avatar #32 to #4 - braveblue
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Hitler actually did a lot of ****. Heard he was clever or something from my friend.
User avatar #66 to #32 - lasmamoe
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Of course he was clever. He was brilliant actually.
User avatar #43 to #4 - gorginhanson
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Well hitler was kind of important, regardless of what he did
#35 to #4 - comradewinter
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TIME's man of the year award is given to the most influential people or organizations, not necessarily the most kind ones. They gave it to Stalin twice and once to Ayatolla Khomeini.
User avatar #37 to #4 - italianchef
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person of the year isnt dictated by the besst person but by the most influential, so hitler makes perfect sense. this **** with beyonce is still ******** though
User avatar #14 to #4 - thefloppinater
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Say what you want about Hiter, but he was an amazing leader. Germany was a ******** after World War I and under his rule it started climbing out of its hole and became a prosperous nation. I'm not condoning his actions in WWII, but it'd be extremely ignorant to claim that a man who turned a country around for the better didn't deserve the award. And, this was before World War II had started; most people didn't know of his less than pleasant ideals.
Just my two cents.
#24 to #14 - dthegame
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Actually, what you say is a common misconception. While Germany was a ******** before WW 1, he didnt make the changes to get it out. The government before him did, but it took some while to show actual results, and those came by the time Hitler was already sitting comfy in his "throne".
User avatar #83 to #24 - arandomanon
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Germany was a ******** before WW 1? I believe you meant WW 2.
#159 to #83 - dthegame
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yes, I meant that, typos happen, I guess
User avatar #55 to #24 - fukkendragonite
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any source on this? Just curious as I'm a history student (and enthusiast) and if what you say is true then I have a huge gap in my knowledge...
#164 to #55 - dthegame
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Aight, now that I read my post a second time, I realized it might have been a bit misleadingly typed: truth is, there were 2 crises in Germany:

<explanation>

The first one in the early 20s and the second one from 1929-1930 to (well, then they started doing ********, since Hitler got to power) 1933, at least.

The first one was solved, and soon came the 1924 to 1929 time period called the Golden Era (guess why its called that), which was an achievment of the Weimar Republic politicians (NOT Hitler, as in that time, he had come out of jail and wa prolly preparing for the elections).

The second crisis was caused only by one thing - the Wall Street crash of 1929. As Germany was probably the nation most dependant on American money (Young plan, Dawes plan), it hit them hard.

Do you know how the finance minister got them out of the second one? Abolished unemployement benefits and sharply reduced sick, invalid and pensioner benefits. They started sharply deflating. If we agree that one of the economical health indicators is unemployement, look at this graph. Shows the Weimar Republic unemployement rate in those years in per cent. Sorry its from Wikipedia, dont have time to look for a nicer one, but its from a book I read so yeah, its pretty spot-on.

</explanation>

So uh, I dont know if this (and if, how much) answered your question, but after typind all that, I dont feel like just deleting it. Basically, you might want to read on the Golden age (era, twenties, whatever they call it).
User avatar #169 to #164 - fukkendragonite
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Yep, I'm with you now. I'm familiar with the Golden Years of the Weimar Republic. And indeed the Wall Street Crash ****** everyone up. But the problem was that the Dawes Plan meant that the German economy was heavily reliant on American banks, and since America were having their own economic boom in the 20's, they were more than happy to lend money. When the wall street crash hit, Germany had no money, and they owed the US a metric ******* of money.

But I know what you mean now. The common misconception is that Germany was completely ****** after WW1, and Hitler fixed it all in time for WW2. And you're right, that isn't strictly true. What is true though, is that the Weimar Republic did **** it all up again, and Hitler did fix that. The truth is, he was just so good at making the German public believe that the Weimar government never did anything good that it's still a worldwide misconception now.
#171 to #169 - dthegame
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Yeah, case settled, I guess. Have a nice day.
#165 to #164 - dthegame
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damnit, now I forgot the pic. **** the mornings, I tell ya hwat.
User avatar #58 to #24 - christmouth
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It'd also imagine that it's easier to make a country who's in war look good, because the need for weapons and other things for the war, would naturally create jobs that would not be there if they weren't at war. If Germany wasn't at war Hitler would have needed to get other ways of creating jobs for the people, which I doubt he'd be able to do, he also scammed his people for their money, greatest example would be the Volkswagen.
#160 to #58 - dthegame
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Of course, spot on.
User avatar #15 to #4 - thatguycrow
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Then again, you forgot to consider the fact that this is satire and not real at all
#31 to #4 - lordmoldywart
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They named him man of the year before world war 2
User avatar #70 to #31 - snowshark
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He did still take part in a putsch and his actions pre-WWII were very dogmatic and radical. He was man of the year because of the impact he had, not because it was a good or a bad one. They were considering Miley Cyrus for this year as well, considering how big of an impact she had on the pop culture. Not a good one (although it was good for her failing career) but that's not what the competition is for.

It is truly unbiased.
User avatar #122 to #31 - wallbuilder
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So before world war II he was a person of good moral standing?
User avatar #134 to #122 - envinite
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He was chosen not because he has a moral standing, but because he was a legit good leader before that tho. During his leadership, economy went good, winning wars with some strategy and other. But sadly, he only remembered for burning the Jews, disabled people, non-Aryan, gay.
User avatar #172 to #122 - lordmoldywart
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I didn't say that, but he hadn't caused the death of nearly 20 million people by then that's for sure
User avatar #154 to #122 - penileburglar
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What he did for Germany was actually pretty amazing, they were in pretty rough shape before he took leadership. There's a reason he had so many blind followers.
User avatar #42 to #4 - mistafishy
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I think the Hitler choice was valid. He was a great man, but the ends were not justified by his means.
User avatar #38 to #4 - blademontane
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***** it was 1933, he just got Germany out of it's biggest depression pretty sharpish. I think he deserved it
#48 to #4 - thelizardlord
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I hasn't felt this important since ever!
I hasn't felt this important since ever!
User avatar #26 to #4 - lazypaul
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If you actually think this is real then you win a free vasectomy.
#33 to #4 - taurusguy
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Hitler was a great man, had he not committed genocide i would in a hurry vote him president/king/whatever he wants to be.
#54 to #4 - gnegg
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... Man of the year is not about who did something great, it's simply given to the most important during the year, good or bad.
User avatar #144 to #4 - dapianoman
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Hitler was one of the most important and influential people of recent history
User avatar #92 to #4 - soupkittenagain
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Except that was before they know about all the Jew killing stuff.
#129 to #4 - anon id: 4deda380
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Hitler also changed the face of an entire religion just sayin
#87 to #4 - mayoroftownsville
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Are you implying that there was someone more important than Hitler in 1938?
#128 to #4 - voltism
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ITT: people who do understand what person of the year means trying to explain to people who don't understand. No it doesn't mean best person of the year.
#84 to #4 - anon id: cba28352
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Duuuuuuuude, but she dropped and album and 17 music videos out of nowhere. I can;t even do that.
User avatar #125 to #4 - sunice
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Person of the year is named after someone who created a lot of influence not necessarily good influence but just influence
#79 to #4 - likeaboob
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they name the person of the year on how much they effected the news

hitler effected the new a lot
User avatar #124 to #4 - thrakerzad
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hitler did a lot for germany tho before he went crazy and killed everyone
User avatar #59 to #4 - dragontamers
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In his defense, he did get a lot of the world out of the depression.
#121 to #4 - hexadecimated
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Hitler did some pretty incredible things.
Anyone who can drag post-WWI Germany out of the ******** it was and turn it into one of the most powerful and advanced nations on Earth deserves to be called man of the year.
User avatar #39 to #4 - successfully
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Because you believe what you read on FunnyJunk. The article was from Huffington Post UK Comedy.
#119 to #4 - bann
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Man of the year refers to importance, not good/bad. So without a doubt Hitler was indeed man of the year.
#36 to #4 - icelandicbro
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I know they sure have let their standards slip.
#116 to #4 - anon id: c67739ae
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dear idiots-
Time's person of the year is selected in terms of significance rather than popularity. Otherwise it'd just be a popularity contest.

Obviously, the new pope was more significant than Beyonce, but it's not just because they like him better.
#27 to #4 - anon id: 4a7a3a30
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Naming Hitler Man of the Year was a great thing. He really got the German economy on track.
User avatar #108 to #4 - anonefgthree
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Your first point is good, your second point is retarded. The Person of the Year award was for the most influential person in the world that year. I would say Hitler was pretty ******* influential, albeit in a bad way
#25 to #4 - elaxx
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Just for some clarification, what are the criteria that are used for Man of the year nomination?
#103 to #4 - dtanobo
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If I recall correctly, they named Osama Bin Laden 'Person of the year' It's a positive or negative influence on the world. Even Miley Cyrus was in the running to be it. While I can't stand her much, I can't disagree, she owned the entertainment industry this year.
#16 to #4 - redkoolaid
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The Hitler one was in 1939, and it was fairly given to him. In that year he did more than any other person to change the world, even if he changed it for the worse.
User avatar #98 to #4 - pioneermhm
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To be fair, Hitler was good once and he did fix the economy of Germany Still an asshole though
User avatar #12 to #4 - GentlemanRaptor
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It Hitler's defense... he did get rid of a lot of Jews...
User avatar #151 to #12 - imnotkickthecat
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Also in Hitler's defense... he did help get a war ravaged Germany back on its feet faster than its neighbors.
User avatar #30 to #12 - thelizardlord
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true
#88 to #12 - newdevyx
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good one.
good one.
#86 to #12 - mondprinzessin
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#13 - comeherekids
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nice try op
User avatar #61 to #13 - akaito
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This is the first time I see the red circles useful
Good job.
#17 - thatguycrow
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Nice try OP. For those who cant be bothered to check, its satire. This is like taking The Onion seriously.
User avatar #127 to #17 - masonfool
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>2013

>believing posts on the internet
#65 to #17 - alphagex
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what is wrong with taking onions seriously?
#56 - meatygoodness
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it's nt real guyz calm dwn
#51 - dbBlues
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User avatar #9 - allamericandude
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I haven't checked, but I'm about 90% sure this is an Onion article.
User avatar #11 to #9 - murphypop
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No, but it's an HuffPost Comedy article, and I really hope that means it's satire.
#69 - xxymcmbswagxx
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good beyonce is great she deserves it. the pope is just doing it for publisity
#75 to #69 - unholyurges
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goes bad beyonce deserve it as well?
#76 to #75 - unholyurges
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*does
#77 to #76 - xxymcmbswagxx
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i dont get wat ur even saying retard
User avatar #93 to #69 - niggerjack
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-3/10



try harder
User avatar #72 to #69 - raceyoutothetop
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You really are new to this whole trolling thing, aren't you?
#73 to #72 - xxymcmbswagxx
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xD wat r utalking about
#82 to #69 - shadecrenshaw
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User avatar #95 to #82 - bionicpanda
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i said this once and i'll say it again


THIS BAIT, **** ME-ME, IS GAY **** YOU KILL YOURSELF
#100 to #95 - thewiseass
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Well don't you sound mad.
Well don't you sound mad.
User avatar #44 - TheReptar
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I hope this is fake.
User avatar #49 to #44 - jackknapp
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It;'s fake, don't worry. I read about it last night and got pissed about it, too.
#40 - vladutuk
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so they named in 1938 hitler the men of the year. they are bound to make mistakes. even if this is not true, they still have a history of making wrong choices...very wrong ones.
User avatar #41 to #40 - lotengo
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Hitler did have a huge impact on the world, and the title is given to people/organisations that have made a big influence_ for better or for worse_
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