What Do You Mean, It's Not Surprising?


(permanent link) added: 2011-11-20 09:24:16 sponsor: HiddenFacedMatt (last reply: 2011-12-09 03:27:34)

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A variety of studies have shown this -- jailing first-time nonviolent offenders is completely ineffective at deterring future crimes. It's weird -- it's almost like prison puts you in a criminal mindset, as if spending all day and all night living with and talking to other criminals, completely immersed in their lifestyle and morals and way of thinking, makes you start to act like them.
-This article from Cracked.

When sarcastic mockery of those who would treat discovery X as a surprise is used to imply that it's really something one should have been expecting all along.
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