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24th Dec '15 8:28:18 AM AFP
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*** All this of course ignores the possibility that the Death Star may have been built with slave labor rather than independent contractors or droids, the latter being shown in ''Star Wars'' to be sentient anyways.

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*** All this of course ignores the possibility that the Death Star may have been built with slave labor rather than independent contractors or droids, the latter being shown in ''Star Wars'' to be sentient anyways. In any case, it is very similar to RealLife discussions regarding the ethics of merchant warfare or strategic bombing campaigns during the World Wars. Is it ethical to destroy a civilian ship carrying weapons to the enemy's army, or a factory full of civilian workers producing weapons for that army?
24th Dec '15 8:00:14 AM AFP
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*** All this of course ignores the possibility that the Death Star may have been built with slave labor rather than independent contractors or droids, the latter being shown in ''Star Wars'' to be sentient anyways.
22nd Nov '15 8:59:30 PM CaptHayfever
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** Randal shut off the camera so they wouldn't be caught closing the store for hockey. He just didn't care enough to turn it back on again afterwards.
4th Feb '15 7:54:14 PM spirasen
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* FridgeLogic: Randal unearths a ''Franchise/StarWars'' example, pertaining to the casualties that resulted from the destruction of the second Death Star: it was incomplete, so presumably the builders were still on board and working on it, and they couldn't have all been Stormtroopers. "All those innocent contractors hired to do a job were killed--casualties of a war they had nothing to do with."

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* FridgeLogic: Randal unearths a ''Franchise/StarWars'' example, pertaining to the casualties that resulted from the destruction of the second Death Star: it It was incomplete, so presumably the builders were still on board and working on it, and they couldn't have all been Stormtroopers. "All those innocent contractors hired to do a job were killed--casualties killed -- casualties of a war they had nothing to do with."
13th Jul '14 2:30:08 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The gum salesman who accuses Dante of being like the Nazis because he's [[HitlerAteSugar 'only following orders']] by selling cigarettes? Is a charismatic but unscrupulous man who uses powerful public speaking techniques to manipulate a crowd into demonizing and outright attacking a convenient and innocent scapegoat, relying on their unthinking emotional response and acceptance of his emotive and on-the-surface logical but actually deeply flawed arguments in order to cynically manipulate them into doing his bidding. When initially asked to stop causing trouble, he agrees, only to break his word and keep doing so. It eventually escalates to the point of (narrowly avoided, in this case) destructive violence. And he even has facial hair. [[AdolfHitler Sound like anyone we know?]]

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* The gum salesman who accuses Dante of being like the Nazis because he's [[HitlerAteSugar 'only following orders']] by selling cigarettes? Is a charismatic but unscrupulous man who uses powerful public speaking techniques to manipulate a crowd into demonizing and outright attacking a convenient and innocent scapegoat, relying on their unthinking emotional response and acceptance of his emotive and on-the-surface logical but actually deeply flawed arguments in order to cynically manipulate them into doing his bidding. When initially asked to stop causing trouble, he agrees, only to break his word and keep doing so. It eventually escalates to the point of (narrowly avoided, in this case) destructive violence. And he even has facial hair. [[AdolfHitler [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Sound like anyone we know?]]
31st Mar '14 3:23:16 PM LongLiveHumour
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* ''Happy Scrappy Hero Pup''? Did [[ScoobyDoo Scrappy Doo]] get his own movie?

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* ''Happy Scrappy Hero Pup''? Did [[ScoobyDoo [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Scrappy Doo]] get his own movie?
9th Sep '13 3:52:09 PM Rhomega2
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*** As for the contractor, his point is still valid, and there's no hypocrisy; the contractor informed his friend about the job, but he is in no way responsible for the decisions made by his friend, who presumably knew the dangers as well. The friend didn't have to accept the job either.

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*** As for the contractor, his point is still valid, and there's no hypocrisy; the contractor informed his friend about the job, but he is in no way responsible for the decisions made by his friend, who presumably knew the dangers as well. The friend didn't have to accept the job either.either.
* ''Happy Scrappy Hero Pup''? Did [[ScoobyDoo Scrappy Doo]] get his own movie?
7th May '13 1:58:51 AM Tuckerscreator
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** It's highly unlikely Randal was in on Dante's murder. It's clearly established throughout the film by both the main characters and various ancillary characters that Dante and Randal have been good friends for some time. Randal is a JerkAss, but he wouldn't be involved in the death of a friend. His switching off the security camera is just in keeping with his character, namely a lazy, irresponsible slacker who has no respect for his job or most rules that interfere with his fun time. The killer simply lucked out because of Randal goofing around, he was not in cahoots with him.

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** It's highly unlikely Randal was in on Dante's murder. It's clearly established throughout the film by both the main characters and various ancillary characters that Dante and Randal have been good friends for some time. Randal is a JerkAss, {{Jerkass}}, but he wouldn't be involved in the death of a friend. His switching off the security camera is just in keeping with his character, namely a lazy, irresponsible slacker who has no respect for his job or most rules that interfere with his fun time. The killer simply lucked out because of Randal goofing around, he was not in cahoots with him.
9th Feb '13 6:23:41 PM DoctorNemesis
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*** As for the contractor, his point is still valid, and there's no hypocrisy -- the contractor informed his friend about the job, but the friend -- who should have known the risks as well -- didn't have to take it either.

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*** As for the contractor, his point is still valid, and there's no hypocrisy -- hypocrisy; the contractor informed his friend about the job, but he is in no way responsible for the decisions made by his friend, who presumably knew the dangers as well. The friend -- who should have known the risks as well -- didn't have to take it accept the job either.
9th Feb '13 7:44:23 AM DoctorNemesis
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*** Wouldn't most of the Death Star's construction be done by droids anyway?

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*** Wouldn't most of the Death Star's construction be done by droids anyway?anyway?
*** As for the contractor, his point is still valid, and there's no hypocrisy -- the contractor informed his friend about the job, but the friend -- who should have known the risks as well -- didn't have to take it either.
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