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5th Feb '16 4:14:27 PM Flawedspirit
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* This crops up occasionally in cases when the public feels that a highway could safely handle a speed limit increase (for instance, 100 km/h to 120 km/h.) Because police can give you a speeding ticket for driving over the limit, some people purposely block all lanes of the highway and drive at exactly the posted speed limit. Note: ''do not do this in real life!'' The police will charge you with dangerous driving for blocking traffic flow on a highway, even if everyone's actually speeding.
31st Jan '16 5:33:08 PM Goldfritha
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[[folder:Fairy Tales]] * In the Italian "Filagranate" (a Maiden in the Tower tale, like Literature/{{Rapunzel}}, the heroine sees that the person who called her to let down her hair is a handsome young man, not the old witch -- but figured since he had said the right words, she could lower it for him as well for the witch. [[/folder]]
27th Jan '16 10:13:50 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* In ''Film/OldSchool'', the Dean is furious that the fraternity (of 30-something professionals) has gone through all the necessary legal channels to continue their lifestyle. The Dean's assistant notes that they're ''very'' good at [[MundaneMadeAwesome filling out forms]].
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* In ''Film/OldSchool'', the Dean is furious that the fraternity (of 30-something professionals) white-collar professionals in their thirties) has gone through all the necessary legal channels to continue their lifestyle. The Dean's assistant notes that they're ''very'' good at [[MundaneMadeAwesome filling out forms]].
23rd Dec '15 2:41:48 PM Fireblood
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** {{Adolf Hitler}} was smart enough to avoid this, knowing that an oath to Germany or the German people could easily be used against him if a soldier felt he was a danger to them. Instead, he had every German soldier swear an oath of loyalty to ''him''. Nonetheless, some still broke it and tried to overthrow him in the July 20th Plot (see ''Film/{{Valkyrie}}'').
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** {{Adolf Hitler}} was [[GenreSavvy smart enough enough]] to avoid try avoiding this, knowing that an oath to Germany or the German people could easily be used against him if a soldier felt he was a danger to them. Instead, he had every German soldier swear an oath of loyalty to ''him''. Nonetheless, some still broke it and tried to overthrow him in the July 20th Plot (see ''Film/{{Valkyrie}}'').
23rd Dec '15 2:40:49 PM Fireblood
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** UsefulNotes/{{AdolfHitler}} was smart enough to avoid this, knowing that an oath to Germany or the German people could easily be used against him if a soldier felt he was a danger to them. Instead, he had every German soldier swear an oath of loyalty to ''him''. Nonetheless, some still broke it and tried to overthrow him in the July 20th Plot (see ''Film/{{Valkyrie}}'').
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** UsefulNotes/{{AdolfHitler}} {{Adolf Hitler}} was smart enough to avoid this, knowing that an oath to Germany or the German people could easily be used against him if a soldier felt he was a danger to them. Instead, he had every German soldier swear an oath of loyalty to ''him''. Nonetheless, some still broke it and tried to overthrow him in the July 20th Plot (see ''Film/{{Valkyrie}}'').
23rd Dec '15 2:40:16 PM Fireblood
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** UsefulNotes/{{AdolfHitler}} was smart enough to avoid this, knowing that an oath to Germany or the German people could easily be used against him if a soldier felt he was a danger to them. Instead, he had every German soldier swear an oath of loyalty to ''him''. Nonetheless, some still broke it and tried to overthrow him in the [[''Film/{{Valkyrie}}'' July 20th Plot]].
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** UsefulNotes/{{AdolfHitler}} was smart enough to avoid this, knowing that an oath to Germany or the German people could easily be used against him if a soldier felt he was a danger to them. Instead, he had every German soldier swear an oath of loyalty to ''him''. Nonetheless, some still broke it and tried to overthrow him in the [[''Film/{{Valkyrie}}'' July 20th Plot]].Plot (see ''Film/{{Valkyrie}}'').
23rd Dec '15 2:39:23 PM Fireblood
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** UsefulNotes/{{AdolfHitler}} was smart enough to avoid this, knowing that an oath to Germany or the German people could easily be used against him if a soldier felt he was a danger to them. Instead, he had every German soldier swear an oath of loyalty to ''him''. Nonetheless, some still broke it and tried to overthrow him in the [[July 20th Plot ''Film/{{Valkyrie}}]].
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** UsefulNotes/{{AdolfHitler}} was smart enough to avoid this, knowing that an oath to Germany or the German people could easily be used against him if a soldier felt he was a danger to them. Instead, he had every German soldier swear an oath of loyalty to ''him''. Nonetheless, some still broke it and tried to overthrow him in the [[July [[''Film/{{Valkyrie}}'' July 20th Plot ''Film/{{Valkyrie}}]].Plot]].
23rd Dec '15 2:38:27 PM Fireblood
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* In personality theory if this behaviour becomes pathological this could be obsessive-compulsive personality disorder or passive aggressive personality disorder. Both disorders are theorized to have the same cause of being enraged at having to bow to authority or somebody who happens to possess the right amount of influence. The obsessive-compulsive just wants it to stop and follows rules with the pent up rage inside so the higher ups will shut up already. Unaware they're distorting the rule givers intentions. The passive aggressive expresses the pent up rage by secretly undermining authority while pretending to be nice and loyal. They're probably a bit more aware of the distortion.
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* In personality theory if this behaviour behavior becomes pathological this could be obsessive-compulsive personality disorder or passive aggressive personality disorder. Both disorders are theorized to have the same cause of being enraged at having to bow to authority or somebody who happens to possess the right amount of influence. The obsessive-compulsive just wants it to stop and follows rules with the pent up rage inside so the higher ups will shut up already. Unaware they're distorting the rule givers intentions. The passive aggressive expresses the pent up rage by secretly undermining authority while pretending to be nice and loyal. They're probably a bit more aware of the distortion.

** UsefulNotes/{{AdolfHitler}} was smart enough to avoid this, knowing that an oath to Germany or the German people could easily be used against him if a soldier felt he was a danger to them. Instead, he had every German soldier swear an oath of loyalty to ''him''. Nonetheless, some still broke it and tried to overthrow him in the [[July 20th Plot ''{{Film/Valkyrie}}]].
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** UsefulNotes/{{AdolfHitler}} was smart enough to avoid this, knowing that an oath to Germany or the German people could easily be used against him if a soldier felt he was a danger to them. Instead, he had every German soldier swear an oath of loyalty to ''him''. Nonetheless, some still broke it and tried to overthrow him in the [[July 20th Plot ''{{Film/Valkyrie}}]].''Film/{{Valkyrie}}]].
23rd Dec '15 2:37:23 PM Fireblood
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** UsefulNotes/{{AdolfHitler}} was smart enough to avoid this, knowing that an oath to Germany or the German people could easily be used against him if a soldier felt he was a danger to them. Instead, he had every German soldier swear an oath of loyalty to ''him''. Nonetheless, some still broke it and tried to overthrow him in the [[July 20th Plot ''{{Film/Valkyrie}}]].
21st Dec '15 10:56:00 PM Fireblood
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* Somewhat of an example is the filibuster used by Congress. The filibuster allows a politician to stall the voting of a piece of legislation by basically speaking for however long they can hold out. It doesn't even have to actually be about the topic at hand. But some politicians have taken it to ridiculous lengths going as far as 75 hours (as a group) and 24 hours (as an individual) to stall legislation unsuccessfully (both instances were related to Civil Rights legislation). One could use cloture to put an end to the filibuster, but it's rarely used, partly because it's hard to invoke, but also because of fear of reciprocation.
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* Somewhat of an example is the filibuster used by Congress. The filibuster allows a politician to stall the voting of a piece of legislation by basically speaking for however long they can hold out. It doesn't even have to actually be about the topic at hand. But some politicians have taken it to ridiculous lengths going as far as 75 hours (as a group) and 24 hours (as an individual) to stall legislation unsuccessfully (both instances were related to Civil Rights legislation). One could use cloture to put an end to the filibuster, but it's rarely used, done, partly because it's hard to invoke, but also because of fear of reciprocation.
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