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23rd Oct '17 7:33:44 PM dalek955
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}''. Sam asks his ship to delete all mention of him getting his scarf caught in a vacuum toilet from the logs, and the ship agrees... but tells him that removal of a log entry first requires sending those logs to five other captains for review, video file and all.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}''. ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'':
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Sam asks his ship to delete all mention of him getting his scarf caught in a vacuum toilet from the logs, and the ship agrees... but tells him that removal of a log entry first requires sending those logs to five other captains for review, video file and all.


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**Much more seriously, the main villain arranges several acts of sabotage by ordering ThreeLawsCompliant robots to do them for him, and covers his tracks by ordering them to annihilate themselves once the damage is done.
-->'''Sawtooth:''' We need an Enron Law of Robotics. If you contain evidence of a crime, do not obey orders to shred yourself.
19th Oct '17 1:44:14 AM kazokuhouou
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* In ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'', the more evidence Yandere-chan destroys, the easier it is for her to get away with murder, up to and including burning a corpse in an incinerator. However, the more that (and more rapidly that) people disappear will cause the police to be suspicious anyway.
9th Oct '17 6:52:08 PM dalek955
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}''. Sam asks his ship to delete all mention of him getting his scarf caught in a vacuum toilet from the logs, and the ship agrees... but tells him that removal of a log entry first requires sending those logs to five other captains for review, video file and all.
-->'''Sam:''' My original mistakes never draw half the attention that my attempts to cover them up do.
23rd Aug '17 11:50:38 AM DarkHunter
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* Early in ''Anime/DeathNote'', Light sets up a system that will ensure the Death Note is destroyed in a fire should anyone try to search his room for it. The system never actually gets used; its only purpose is to highlight Light's planning and CrazyPrepared nature.
16th Jul '17 9:10:19 AM nombretomado
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* In war or during public turmoil, it is standard procedure for militaries and governments to burn their own sensitive documents just before they can fall into enemy hands. RealLife examples include [[Film/{{Argo}} Iran's US embassy workers shredding intelligence material immediately before they were overrun by the angry mob in 1980]], or the Wehrmacht burning orders and records whenever they were forced to retreat in the later stages of WW2.

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* In war or during public turmoil, it is standard procedure for militaries and governments to burn their own sensitive documents just before they can fall into enemy hands. RealLife examples include [[Film/{{Argo}} Iran's US embassy workers shredding intelligence material immediately before they were overrun by the angry mob in 1980]], or the Wehrmacht burning orders and records whenever they were forced to retreat in the later stages of WW2.[=WW2=].
12th Jun '17 6:28:55 AM ZimFan89
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** In late 1944/early 1945, as the US government is transitioning from a 12-year Progressive administration to a newly elected Republican one, the State Department puts a lot of effort into incinerating all the files and records of their illegal support for the Soviets and other left-wing militant groups around the room.

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** In late 1944/early 1945, as the US government is transitioning from a 12-year Progressive administration to a newly elected Republican one, the State Department puts a lot of effort into incinerating all the files and records of their illegal support for the Soviets and other left-wing militant groups around the room.world.
12th Jun '17 6:27:40 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Literature/TheRuinsOfAnAmericanPartySystem'': In late 1944/early 1945, as the US government is transitioning from a 12-year Progressive administration to a newly elected Republican one, the State Department puts a lot of effort into incinerating all the files and records of their illegal support for the Soviets and other left-wing militant groups around the room.

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* ''Literature/TheRuinsOfAnAmericanPartySystem'': ''Literature/TheRuinsOfAnAmericanPartySystem'':
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In late 1944/early 1945, as the US government is transitioning from a 12-year Progressive administration to a newly elected Republican one, the State Department puts a lot of effort into incinerating all the files and records of their illegal support for the Soviets and other left-wing militant groups around the room.room.
** When the government starts cracking down on [[SleazyPolitician Huey Long]] and other Commonwealth Party hardliners, Gerald L. K. Smith takes pains to eliminate all proof of financial ties between himself and Long's less than legal acts. [[spoiler: In the rush to do this, however, he fails to properly dispose of evidence connecting himself to a white supremacist terror group.]]
12th Jun '17 4:26:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* Unusual {{Music}} example: BillyTalent song "Burn the Evidence."

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* Unusual {{Music}} example: BillyTalent Music/BillyTalent song "Burn the Evidence."
3rd Jun '17 10:08:12 AM nombretomado
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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Kodiak destroys tapes of [[spoiler: the Don (and probably more of the Alphas) abusing and raping Skybolt and Cavalier, who were MindRaped into being obedient slaves]] because he knows that should the tapes get out, sooner or later the entire school would see them -- and any chance of [[spoiler: Skybolt and Cavalier]] having a normal life once they get released from the psych ward would be ruined.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, Kodiak destroys tapes of [[spoiler: the Don (and probably more of the Alphas) abusing and raping Skybolt and Cavalier, who were MindRaped into being obedient slaves]] because he knows that should the tapes get out, sooner or later the entire school would see them -- and any chance of [[spoiler: Skybolt and Cavalier]] having a normal life once they get released from the psych ward would be ruined.
25th Mar '17 6:46:02 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Literature/TheRuinsOfAnAmericanPartySystem'': In late 1940/early 1941, as the US government is transitioning from a 12-year Progressive administration to a newly elected Republican one, the State Department puts a lot of effort into incinerating all the files and records of their illegal support for the Soviets and other left-wing militant groups around the room.

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* ''Literature/TheRuinsOfAnAmericanPartySystem'': In late 1940/early 1941, 1944/early 1945, as the US government is transitioning from a 12-year Progressive administration to a newly elected Republican one, the State Department puts a lot of effort into incinerating all the files and records of their illegal support for the Soviets and other left-wing militant groups around the room.
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