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21st Jun '16 9:34:41 PM WillBGood
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** One newspaper accidentally ran the same horoscopes every day for over a month before anyone noticed.

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** One newspaper accidentally ran the same horoscopes every day for over a month before anyone noticed. (The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnum_effect Barnum Effect]] could also be a factor in this case.)
21st Jun '16 9:28:54 PM WillBGood
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* Played straight in ''Series/{{Scream}}'' where most of the teen population of Lakewood react to [[spoiler: Nina's]] murder with dry sarcasm or mild indifference, which can be justified as many people thought they[[AssholeVictim had it coming]]... then averted later on when [[spoiler: Riley]] is killed, causing many grief-induced breakdowns.

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* Played straight in ''Series/{{Scream}}'' where most of the teen population of Lakewood react to [[spoiler: Nina's]] murder with dry sarcasm or mild indifference, which can be justified as many people thought they[[AssholeVictim they [[AssholeVictim had it coming]]... then averted later on when [[spoiler: Riley]] is killed, causing many grief-induced breakdowns.
21st Jun '16 9:28:39 PM WillBGood
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* Played straight in ''Series/{{Scream}}'' where most of the teen population of Lakewood react to [[spoiler: Nina's]] murder with dry sarcasm or mild indifference, which can be justified as [[spoiler: Nina]] was a ''massive'' [[spoiler: bitch]] who many people think [[AssholeVictim had it coming]]... then averted later on when [[spoiler: Riley]] is killed, causing many grief-induced breakdowns.

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* Played straight in ''Series/{{Scream}}'' where most of the teen population of Lakewood react to [[spoiler: Nina's]] murder with dry sarcasm or mild indifference, which can be justified as [[spoiler: Nina]] was a ''massive'' [[spoiler: bitch]] who many people think [[AssholeVictim thought they[[AssholeVictim had it coming]]... then averted later on when [[spoiler: Riley]] is killed, causing many grief-induced breakdowns.
21st Jun '16 9:25:06 PM WillBGood
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* In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' four thugs who've been terrorizing the city quite a long time are on holiday ''unarmed'' after publicly trying (and failing) to kill the town's blacksmith. One of them actually mentions that they are unarmed. There are ''forty or so grown, hardened men'' around. Should someone decide to teach the bad guys a lesson, they would be beaten and subdued in mere seconds, and possibly hung in mere days. No, nobody even moves, leaving Marty and Doc to fight for their town.

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* In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' four thugs who've been terrorizing the city quite a long time are on holiday ''unarmed'' after publicly trying (and failing) to kill the town's blacksmith. One of them actually mentions that they are unarmed. There are ''forty or so grown, hardened men'' around. Should someone decide to teach the bad guys a lesson, they would be beaten and subdued in mere seconds, and possibly hung hanged in mere days. No, nobody even moves, leaving Marty and Doc to fight for their town.
20th Jun '16 11:03:49 PM FordPrefect
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* In ''Franchise/StarTrek'', this is argubably the entire Federation can act like this at times. We never get any indication that the citizens have any problem with Starfleet seeking out new life and new civilisations and occasionally (often by total accident) ''pissing them off''. With how often Trek villains state their end goal is to destroy the Federation (Earth in particular), you'd think there would be ''some'' opposition from the people on Federation worlds that will be razed due to Starfleet's actions? Do the people have any say in things?
** When the Maquis protested their colonies were given to the Cardassians without their consent, they were denounced as terrorists, rounded up and imprisoned as enemies of the state. As shown in "Non Sequitur" even ''talking'' to a known member of the Maquis and looking up certain information on a ''public'' database, is enough to get someone slapped with an ankle bracelet.
** As "Paradise Lost" shows, one dangerous Starfleet officer trying to force Starfleet into becoming a full-blown police-state in the name of Federation security, although this time, the people ''do'' notice the armed personnel on every street corner and take a stand.

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* In ''Franchise/StarTrek'', this is argubably arguably the entire Federation can act like this at times. We never get any indication that the citizens have any problem with Starfleet seeking out new life and new civilisations and occasionally (often by total accident) ''pissing them off''. With how often Trek villains state their end goal is to destroy the Federation (Earth in particular), you'd think there would be ''some'' opposition from the people on Federation worlds that will be razed due to Starfleet's actions? Do the people have any say in things?
** When the Maquis protested their colonies were given to the Cardassians without their consent, they were denounced as terrorists, rounded up and imprisoned as enemies of the state. As shown in "Non Sequitur" Sequitur", even ''talking'' to a known member of the Maquis and looking up certain information on a ''public'' database, database is enough to get someone slapped with an ankle bracelet.
** As "Paradise Lost" shows, shows one dangerous Starfleet officer trying to force Starfleet into becoming a full-blown police-state in the name of Federation security, although this time, the people ''do'' notice the armed personnel on every street corner and take a stand.
20th Jun '16 11:01:59 PM FordPrefect
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* In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' four thugs who've been terrorizing the city quite long are on the holiday ''unarmed'' after publicily trying (and failing) to kill the town's blacksmith. One of them actually mentions that they are unarmed. There are ''forty or so grown, hardened men'' around. Should someone decide to teach the bad guys a lesson, they would be beaten and subdued in mere seconds, and possibly hung in mere days. No, nobody even moves, leaving Marty and Doc to fight for their town.

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* In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' four thugs who've been terrorizing the city quite a long time are on the holiday ''unarmed'' after publicily publicly trying (and failing) to kill the town's blacksmith. One of them actually mentions that they are unarmed. There are ''forty or so grown, hardened men'' around. Should someone decide to teach the bad guys a lesson, they would be beaten and subdued in mere seconds, and possibly hung in mere days. No, nobody even moves, leaving Marty and Doc to fight for their town.
18th Jun '16 10:07:18 PM JackG
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** On that occasion, Lizewski shouts for a bystander to call 911 while he battles the thugs. Instead the bystander uses his phone to record the fight so he can upload it to Youtube.
10th Jun '16 6:36:15 AM nighttrainfm
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** Another reason is that Templars likely don't want to create a diplomatic incident with the Grey Wardens over arresting their allies, especially in lieu of the Blight and a side-quest in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' shows [[CurbStompBattle what happens]] when the Templars ''do'' try to take issue with the Grey Wardens hiring apostates. For the most part, the only objection the Templars have to the [[WellIntentionedExtremist Grey Wardens]] is their stubborn refusal to ban BloodMagic, seeing it as simply [[TheGlovesComeOff another tool]] to [[LetsGetDangerous use against the horde]].

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** Another reason is that Templars likely don't want to create a diplomatic incident with the Grey Wardens over arresting their allies, especially in lieu of the Blight and a side-quest in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' shows [[CurbStompBattle what happens]] when the Templars ''do'' try to take issue with the Grey Wardens hiring apostates. For the most part, the only objection the Templars have to the [[WellIntentionedExtremist Grey Wardens]] is their stubborn refusal to ban BloodMagic, seeing it as simply [[TheGlovesComeOff another tool]] to [[LetsGetDangerous use against the horde]].
30th May '16 3:31:19 AM jormis29
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** Irish comedian Creator/DaraOBrian tells a similar joke in regards to both the July London Bombings and the London Olympics:
-->'''Dara O'Brian:''' The city reacted in a phenomenally London way; The entire place went ''Oh my God, there's a bomb on the Piccadilly Line'' [pause] ''well, I can get the Victoria line''... The two things happened one day after the other; the announcement of the Olympics and then the bombs going off; the 6th and the 7th and the reaction, essentially, from Londoners was the same: an incredible piece of news, but how am I supposed to get home!

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** Irish comedian Creator/DaraOBrian Creator/DaraOBriain tells a similar joke in regards to both the July London Bombings and the London Olympics:
-->'''Dara O'Brian:''' O'Briain:''' The city reacted in a phenomenally London way; The entire place went ''Oh my God, there's a bomb on the Piccadilly Line'' [pause] ''well, I can get the Victoria line''... The two things happened one day after the other; the announcement of the Olympics and then the bombs going off; the 6th and the 7th and the reaction, essentially, from Londoners was the same: an incredible piece of news, but how am I supposed to get home!
30th May '16 3:30:09 AM jormis29
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** Irish comedian Dara O'Brian tells a similar joke in regards to both the July London Bombings and the London Olympics:

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** Irish comedian Dara O'Brian Creator/DaraOBrian tells a similar joke in regards to both the July London Bombings and the London Olympics:
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