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Frontier Airlines Tells Customers To Just Fucking Deal With It

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Poverty Rate Jumps

The U.S. Census Bureau found that during 2009 the number of Americans living in poverty increased from 39.8 million to 43.6 million. What do you think?

  • "Yeah, that seems about right. Over the past year, I guess there have been a few hundred thousand more street people that I have to pretend not to notice on my walk to work."

    Rick McKenzie Account Executive
  • "I'm shocked. I thought poverty was something that happened to other countries that systematically obliterated their middle class, but not us."

    Annie Watson Nib Adjuster
  • "Quick, print another 4.8 million copies of Atlas Shrugged."

    Michael Stapleton Reactor Operator

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