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Guy On Twitter Details Infuriating Medical Insurance Experience

Twitter user @AdamWeinstein went ahead and detailed his unbelievably frustrating experience trying to navigate using his health insurance. He ends up having to jump through all kinds of frustrating hoops. Definitely gives off the impression that the insurance is doing anything but helping his cause. 

Guy on Twitter describes his very frustrating experience trying to use his health insurance | tweet by AdamWeinstein Them copay CT scan will be $500 Whaaaat? No way. Who'd talk at my insurance? Them s cash self-pay rate, if don't use insurance? Them: Uh 300
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Health Insurance Exec's Twitter Thread On Healthcare Goes Viral

This health insurance exec's Twitter thread on America's healthcare system, and whether or not it preserves a "choice" is going viral. Healthcare should be a right, and not a privilege indeed!

A health insurance exec's Twitter thread on health insurance reform goes viral | tweet by Wendell Potter O @wendellpotter Lately I've noticed some Democratic politicians defending the current healthcare system by saying it preserves "choice" for Americans. As a former health insurance exec who helped draft this talking point, I need to come clean on its back story, and why it's wrong and a trap
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Millennial Tells Baby Boomers To Stop The Blame Game

Ok boomer, give the blame game a rest. This Tumblr user went on a passionate rant about how the millennial generation is doing the best they can with the state of the world they live in. That being said, it'd be great to see less of people lumping everyone together based off the generation they were born in. Just cause you're a baby boomer or a millennial, doesn't mean you're going to share the same values as everyone else in that generation. 

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Twitter Thread Outlines Significance of "Ok Boomer" Phenomenon

For those not in the know, "OK Boomer" is a dismissive retort often used to disregard or mock Baby Boomers and those who are perceived as old-fashioned and being out-of-touch. Part of this phenomenon is the feature that many baby boomers themselves consider this to be an ageist slur. This in turn has been seen by many as a hypocritical overreaction that has been met with more Ok Boomer Roasting on Twitter. The whole thing has stirred up more discussion and argument about age and politics. Here is a Gen-X perspective and explanation of why "ok boomer" is becoming more than just a thing people say on Twitter.

Twitter thread on "Ok Boomer" shows history and significance.
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How about that panic being expressed by the cameraman. Kid is definitely going places!

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This deeply unsettling announcement recorded on a Beijing-Shanghai bullet train offers a troubling, dystopian vision of the future. He probably got a negative behavior credit for recording the video in the first place. 

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Mr. Broccoli really missed his opportunity to capitalize on having a platform to discuss climate change. Instead we just watch a moron use the platform to roleplay a vegetable. Yikes. 

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#GreenShirtGuy is an inspiration. He maintains his cool and proceeds to laugh his ass off amidst a passionate display of word vomit from the "Sanctuary City" Heckler who said that people need to respect the laws or get deported. Apparently he couldn't help his outburst of laughter over the plain absurdity of the situation. The #GreenShirtGuy has since then been identified as comedian and activist, Alex Kack. 

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Galveston Police Issue Apology After Image Of Them Leading Black Man Behind Horse With Rope Goes Viral

Police in Galveston, Texas issued an apology after their officers on horseback were seen leading a black man by rope through the streets on Saturday. The 43-year-old man Donald Neely was arrested for criminal trespassing after having been warned by the cops a few times. 

Police claim that the two patrolmen didn't have any "malicious intent", and hadn't tied his hands with rope, but the picture circulating on news outlets suggests otherwise, and actually, it really just confirms that this was an unbelievable kind of cruel. 

The attorney for Mr. Neely's family says that the man is homeless and bipolar. His family hadn't seen him for several years until the photo went viral online. 

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Feral Hog Memes Storm Twitter After Moron Says He Needs Assault Weapon For 30-50 Feral Hogs

The feral hog memes are everywhere after a full-fledged idiot asked a "legit question" on Twitter about what he's supposed to do to keep his kids playing in their backyard safe, if 30-50 feral hogs show up. He claims he'd need an assault weapon to handle the chaos. The internet treated his "legit question" with a flood of spicy feral hog memes, all poking fun at the mindless tweet. 

Man on Twitter faces backlash after tweeting that he needs an assault weapon to deal with the 30-50 feral hogs in his backyard.
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This Finnish politician's got ice in his veins. The cool composure he maintains as he literally pukes in his mouth, swallows it, and continues the interview like a champion. Would not want to mess with this guy. 

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The Sickening Industrial Prison Complex Gets Called Out In Powerful Online Rant

This is NOT a loophole. A separate Twitter thread inspired another one back on Tumblr, that calls out the industrial prison complex for what it is. And that would not be a loophole, or tragic accident. 

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Angry Millennial Breaks Down How Much Easier Older Generations Had It

In all fairness the older generations did have to walk to school in the snow. That being said this Tumblr rant from an angry millennial is bound to get the people going. 

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Pakistani Minister Makes Hilarious Face Filter Fail

Well, the cat's outta the cabinet now. The Pakistani minister Shaukat Yousafzai, was the victim of a hilarious face filter fail that ended up being live-streamed. The video capturing the Pakistani minster's fail in all of its glory has since been removed from Facebook, but this is the internet, and every fail is eternal; so we've got a nice YouTube clip of the moment for you. 

Nothing quite warms our hearts like those good old social media fails, and this ranks right up there with the best of them. 

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Apparently President Trump is quite triggered by anyone coughing during his interviews these days. He simply wasn't having it when Chief Of Staff Mulvaney coughed "in the middle of his answer." So awkward, and so glorious. Is this real life. Is this what it's come to?