Share Your World — Crime, Change, Birds, and Clothing

Share Your WorldIt’s Monday and that means that Melanie has posted another edition of Share Your World. Today’s SYW questions are a rather eclectic bunch.

Is it ever okay to commit a crime? Please explain.

Okay, according to Wikipedia, “The term ‘crime’ does not, in modern criminal law, have any simple and universally accepted definition.” There are crimes that are “unlawful acts punishable by a state or other authority,” and there are those that are shameful, such as, “It’s a crime that the United States has an inept buffoon and an outright moron who thinks only of himself and lacks any degree of empathy as its president.”

Generally speaking, it’s not okay to commit a crime. That said, from a personal perspective, I am guilty of criminal behavior. Before marijuana for recreational use was legalized in my state, I used it.  I often drive above the posted speed limits on highways. I sometimes tell little white lies, either to protect myself or to spare another’s feelings (“No, sweetie, those jeans don’t make you look fat.”). But I’ve never committed a felonious crime. At least not that I know of.

Do you deal with change well? (Not money, because I know some wit out there is thinking how bulky coins are. Well I did any how. O_o )

Generally, yes, I deal well with change. But I have to say that as I’ve gotten older, I don’t embrace change solely for the sake of change. If it ain’t broke, I say, don’t fix it. I wish the folks at WordPress would spend more time fixing the things that are broke instead of rolling out “new and improved” and often totally unnecessary changes.

Do you like birds? The sound of bird song in the morning, taking pictures of them, as food?

Sure. What’s not to like about birds? They’re delicious.

What’s the least used item of clothing you own?

Now that I’m retired, it’s my suits, ties, and dress shoes.

If you care to share, what are you grateful for?

I’m grateful for waking up this morning, the day WordPress was to have retired its Classic editor in favor of the “new and improved” Block editor, and finding that the Classic editor is still there and that I could use it to create this post.

6 thoughts on “Share Your World — Crime, Change, Birds, and Clothing

  1. Melanie B Cee June 1, 2020 / 10:21 am

    I was pleasantly surprised to find the Classic Editor in place too. Maybe they’re just slow and haven’t gotten to us ‘out west’ yet, but maybe they’ve decided that a blanket change that massive is a stupid idea. They’ve certainly had a lot feedback to the negative about it. We can hope! Thanks for Sharing Your World Fandango. Great answers as always! 🙂 😆 “They’re delicious”… hahahah!!!

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  2. Sadje June 1, 2020 / 11:58 am

    Very well answered Fandango. Specially the WP news! It’s something we are grateful for

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  3. ghostmmnc June 1, 2020 / 12:31 pm

    Good answers – that crime one was tricky to answer.
    Yes, my WP was the same as always – yay! 🙂

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  4. Marleen June 1, 2020 / 6:14 pm

    My off-the-top-of-my-head understanding of “felonious” is behavior of or pertaining to a felony. And, in my mind after years of observation, I have come to take this as meaning anything that is against federal law or the law of a whole country or the United States. Like “crime” however, it can have different meanings; some as simple as an act/action seeming very serious versus not seeming that way… which is how I used to think of it (although the “seeming” part used to seem more clear cut for humanity or, at least, upstanding citizens).

    Marijuana use (and ownership or even possession) is still against federal statute, and is therefore still a felony. This is so even if not against any particular state law. Some states, while they have “legalized pot,” still have the plant (even one or two that could volunteer, so to speak, in your yard) as illegal; I see that tact as near evil (worse than felony-by-statute). There are very evil or very serious wrongs or crimes that are not against** federal law… and some that used to not be against it which we now would be shocked^ to actually contemplate.

    ** {and, beyond that, sometimes are or were enshrined in federal, state, or local law}

    However, here is some definition from a legal dictionary of sorts: n. 1) a crime sufficiently serious to be punishable by death [OR] a term in state or federal prison, as distinguished from a misdemeanor which is only punishable by confinement to county or local jail and/or a fine. 2) a crime carrying a minimum term of one year or more in state prison, since a year or less can be served in county jail. However, a sentence upon conviction for a felony may sometimes be less than one year at the discretion of the judge and within limits set by statute.

    Now, another qualifier for felons is whether or not you will ever or have ever in fact be/been arrested for a particular crime. It has been less likely if you are not poor, and especially less likely if you are white and not poor. (Unemployed or having idle hands isn’t so much the question as having means and looking good in the eye of the beholder.) Considering three-strikes-you’re-out legislation, less likelihood of arrest means less likelihood of extremely dire consequences. Finally, there are people who have been in jail* for years, for any-ol-thing, without trial.

    * (often due to not having enough money for bail or a lawyer)

    ^ Some people argue for going back. Why shouldn’t a forty-year-old “prophet” be able to marry (or a thirty-year-old rocker be able to bed) a twelve-year-old girl?

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  5. leigha66 June 3, 2020 / 5:18 pm

    Good answers… birds are delicious – ha ha! And it really comes across in your definition of crime that I feel you dislike Trump.

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