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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #125 on: January 05, 2022, 04:11:32 PM »


From the link above:
Armed robbers who use guns or other deadly weapons to stick up stores and other businesses will be prosecuted only for petty larceny, a misdemeanor, provided no victims were seriously injured and there’s no “genuine risk of physical harm” to anyone. Armed robbery, a class B felony, would typically be punishable by a maximum of 25 years in prison, while petty larceny subjects offenders to up to 364 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.


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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #126 on: January 05, 2022, 04:20:11 PM »

From the link above:
Armed robbers who use guns or other deadly weapons to stick up stores and other businesses will be prosecuted only for petty larceny, a misdemeanor, provided no victims were seriously injured and there’s no “genuine risk of physical harm” to anyone. Armed robbery, a class B felony, would typically be punishable by a maximum of 25 years in prison, while petty larceny subjects offenders to up to 364 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.



There's also a more insidious implication there.  You can use deadly force to stop an armed robbery.  Do the same thing for petty larceny and you'll go to prison for a very long time. (the robber will go free) 
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #127 on: January 05, 2022, 04:26:23 PM »

From the link above:
Armed robbers who use guns or other deadly weapons to stick up stores and other businesses will be prosecuted only for petty larceny, a misdemeanor, provided no victims were seriously injured and there’s no “genuine risk of physical harm” to anyone. Armed robbery, a class B felony, would typically be punishable by a maximum of 25 years in prison, while petty larceny subjects offenders to up to 364 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

I wonder when was the last time they actually gave someone 25 years for armed robbery when no one was hurt.  I am thinking that is just used as a threat to get agreement on a plea deal.
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #129 on: January 08, 2022, 02:22:46 PM »

Dust off and nuke from orbit.
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #130 on: January 09, 2022, 12:12:38 AM »

Dust off and nuke from orbit.

It's the only way to be sure.
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #132 on: January 09, 2022, 12:29:04 AM »

God !  I feel sorry for that kid !!  [barf]

I feel sorry for humanity and anyone who opens that link and is subjected to those pictures!!!!

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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #133 on: January 09, 2022, 01:28:19 AM »


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10374547/Transgender-man-28-fell-pregnant-Grindr-one-night-stand-transitioning.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490

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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #134 on: January 09, 2022, 06:18:55 PM »

Perfect.

That's an odd way to spell "mental case."

Huh.  A literal case of an inmate running the asylum.

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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #135 on: January 10, 2022, 09:54:10 AM »

File this whole thread under "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds".

If you reject "conspiracy theories" you're left with all the insanity is organically natural to humanity. Either can explain the obvious lying to your face.

Regardless, there is enough obvious stupidness on display where everyone can see it and wake up where everyone can see it and wake up.   
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #136 on: January 21, 2022, 03:15:10 PM »

Apparently the M&M characters weren't progressive enough

M&M characters redesigned for a "more dynamic, progressive world," Mars announces
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/m-ms-characters-redesigned-modern-inclusive-progressive/
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #137 on: January 21, 2022, 03:23:22 PM »

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The most notable changes include the green M&M's redesign, which will exchange the white heeled go-go boots she was given in 1997 for "cool, laid-back sneakers to reflect her effortless confidence." Mars had received criticism for the green M&M's sexy characterization. The green M&M will also be "better represented to reflect confidence and empowerment, as a strong female, and known for much more than her boots."


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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #138 on: January 21, 2022, 03:29:39 PM »

Apparently the M&M characters weren't progressive enough

M&M characters redesigned for a "more dynamic, progressive world," Mars announces
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/m-ms-characters-redesigned-modern-inclusive-progressive/

I read that yesterday and just sat here shaking my head. I mean someone, somewhere, got paid a metric *expletive deleted*it ton of money to come up with this load of BS. I mean cartoons, really. But that seems to be the way of many make believe things these days, they are treated as real people who actually have influence.

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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #139 on: January 21, 2022, 03:30:13 PM »

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Mars will also include imagery of M&Ms of all shapes and sizes, moving away from only one body size, and it will remove the prefixes from the characters' names in order to focus on "their personalities, rather than their gender.
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #140 on: January 21, 2022, 04:23:51 PM »

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...in order to focus on "their personalities, rather than their gender.

Well, that's not very woke.

The writer seems to be missing some crucial (for candy-related cartoon ads) context about the green M&M. The green M&M is sexy because of the myth that green M&Ms are an aphrodisiac. If that myth is no longer current, then lose the sexy look because of that, not because of any put-on social concern.
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #141 on: January 23, 2022, 05:53:35 PM »

Well, that's not very woke.

The writer seems to be missing some crucial (for candy-related cartoon ads) context about the green M&M. The green M&M is sexy because of the myth that green M&Ms are an aphrodisiac. If that myth is no longer current, then lose the sexy look because of that, not because of any put-on social concern.

Just happened to come across this while researching the folk song Greensleeves

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Greensleeves
A possible interpretation of the lyrics is that Lady Green Sleeves was a promiscuous young woman, perhaps even a prostitute.[7] At the time, the word "green" had sexual connotations, most notably in the phrase "a green gown", a reference to the grass stains on a woman's dress from engaging in sexual intercourse outdoors.[8]

An alternative explanation is that Lady Green Sleeves was, through her costume, incorrectly assumed to be sexually promiscuous. Her "discourteous" rejection of the singer's advances supports the contention that she is not.[8]

In Nevill Coghill's translation of The Canterbury Tales,[9] he explains that "green [for Chaucer’s age] was the colour of lightness in love. This is echoed in 'Greensleeves is my delight' and elsewhere."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greensleeves
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #142 on: January 23, 2022, 06:01:49 PM »

Just happened to come across this while researching the folk song Greensleeves
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greensleeves

Interesting. I really like the song, especially Fantasia on Greensleeves. "What Child is This" is the Christmas song set to Greensleeves, which is somewhat interesting given the Greensleeves background.
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #143 on: January 23, 2022, 06:12:41 PM »

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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #144 on: January 23, 2022, 06:59:03 PM »

For some reason I absolutely hate that melody.  Even full-bore orchestrated versions of it.  I'll hit the mute button as soon as I hear it.  Dunno why.  I just do.
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Re: Maybe we should just start a The World Has Gone Mad thread
« Reply #145 on: January 23, 2022, 11:21:01 PM »

Enter MSNBC
Facepalms = RAGE!

'Let her be': Green M&M's new shoes evoke Republican rage
https://www.msnbc.com/ayman-mohyeldin/watch/the-week-in-republican-rage-131482181842

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