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  1. Hey, you know that thing that we have been warning people about the danger of for years? Turns out the rates of bad things happening to people went down after we warned them to avoid it, I guess it wasn’t that dangerous afterall. We should probably let people know its safe to go near the dangerous thing now that it’s not dangerous anymore.

    While we’re at it let’s only put extra armor plating on the areas of these planes with the most bullet holes.

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