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23rd Aug '16 7:53:44 PM Thecommander236
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** Related: US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's attempt to explain the "Unknown Unknowns" concept at a wartime press conference was widely mocked by the ill-informed and malicious. Of course, as this was regarding the apparently absent WMD's in Iraq, the criticism may have been warranted. Those phrases became so strongly associated with Rumsfeld that he even named his published memoirs "Known and Unknown".[[note]]The problem with this idea is that he forgets a state of knowledge. He mentions known knowns, the things that we know that we know. In addition he covers known unkowns, the things we know we don't know, and unknown unknowns, the things we don't know we don't know. He forgets to mention unknown knows, the things we don't care to admit that we know. In the case of Iraq, the problems were all unknown knowns. Dick Cheney, as former Secretary of Defense during the first Iraq War, stated exactly what problems would have occurred had the US invaded. In 2003 he was proven correct. [[/note]]

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** Related: US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's attempt to explain the "Unknown Unknowns" concept at a wartime press conference was widely mocked by the ill-informed and malicious. Of course, as this was regarding the apparently absent WMD's in Iraq, the criticism may have been warranted. Those phrases became so strongly associated with Rumsfeld that he even named his published memoirs "Known and Unknown".[[note]]The problem with this idea is that he forgets a state of knowledge. He mentions known knowns, the things that we know that we know. In addition he covers known unkowns, the things we know we don't know, and unknown unknowns, the things we don't know we don't know. He forgets to mention unknown knows, knowns, the things we don't care to admit that we know. In the case of Iraq, the problems were all unknown knowns. Dick Cheney, as former Secretary of Defense during the first Iraq War, stated exactly what problems would have occurred had the US invaded. In 2003 he was proven correct. [[/note]]
20th Aug '16 1:12:42 PM AHI-3000
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* Discussed by Edward's friend (voiced by Samuel Jackson) in ComicStrip/TheBoondocks. He talks about how there are known unknowns, things that we know that we don't know, and unknown unknowns, namely things that we don't know that didn't know, in order to justify how the plan that they had to capture a killer was so far going badly.

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* Discussed by Edward's friend (voiced by Samuel Jackson) Gin Rummy in ComicStrip/TheBoondocks. ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' episode "A Date with the Health Inspector". He talks about how there are known unknowns, things "known unknowns" (things that we know that we don't know, know), and unknown unknowns, namely things "unknown unknowns" (things that we don't know that we didn't know, know), in order to justify how the plan that they had to capture a killer was so far going badly.
15th Aug '16 2:29:34 AM DarkHunter
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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} the X-Universe]]'':
** The Kha'ak War comes to a rather unexpected and abrupt halt when a dormant jumpgate suddenly turns on and out pours the highly advanced Earth State Fleet, which proceeds to crush their main war fleet. ''Nobody'' on any side of the conflict saw that coming.
** The Ancients who control the jump network use it to keep different intelligent species cordoned off from other civilizations that are [[BlueAndOrangeMorality too different]] for them to get along with. For the most part, this seems to have worked quite well for millions of years, and if the Ancients ever make a bad judgement call, they can rearrange the jumpgates overnight to fix things. Then humanity invented a jumpgate on their own, which the Ancients thought was an impossible technological leap for such a young species. The humans also invented a self-replicating, self-improving, artificially intelligent machine race that is now out of control and spreading very quickly through uninhabited systems, which leads to the Ancients essentially throwing their hands up and [[GodzillaThreshold shutting down the entire network]] in the hopes of containing this chaos before it ruins anything else.
13th Aug '16 9:15:43 PM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8296097/1/Shinji-s-Nightmare Shinji's Nightmare]]'', Gendo's scenario goes flying OffTheRails when Shinji returns from his month inside Eva as an [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic alicorn]], specifically a male version of Nightmare Moon.
8th Aug '16 6:17:21 PM Yib
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8th Aug '16 6:17:17 PM Yib
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* In the final battle of the first season, Hendrickson from ''Manga/SevenDeadlySins'' in the final battle was hit with three of them in the row. First [[spoiler:hero's [[TalkingAnimal talking]] [[TeamPet pig]] ]] jumped in front of his sure-to-kill attack, saving main character. Then, unjust death of the [[spoiler:pig]] caused [[spoiler: [[TheChick Elizabeth]] to unleash her hidden powers, healing eweryone and damaging him.]] And then main character in the last ditch effort to defeat him, attacks him, while eweryone else fire their most powerful attack on both of them. Hendrickson thought, that he just tries to give others chance to beat him, by sacrificing himself - [[spoiler:and then he revealed a secret technique, that allowed him to collect damage from all that attacks and then release all that on him]].

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* In the final battle of the first season, Hendrickson from ''Manga/SevenDeadlySins'' in the final battle was hit with three of them in the row. First [[spoiler:hero's [[TalkingAnimal talking]] [[TeamPet pig]] ]] jumped in front of his sure-to-kill attack, saving main character. Then, unjust [[BerserkButton death of the the]] [[spoiler:pig]] caused [[spoiler: [[TheChick Elizabeth]] to unleash her hidden powers, healing eweryone and damaging him.]] And then main character in the last ditch effort to defeat him, attacks him, while eweryone else fire their most powerful attack on both of them. Hendrickson thought, that he just tries to give others chance to beat him, by sacrificing himself - [[spoiler:and then he revealed a secret technique, that allowed him to collect damage from all that attacks and then release all that on him]].
8th Aug '16 6:13:23 PM Yib
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* In the final battle of the first season, Hendrickson from ''Manga/SevenDeadlySins'' in the final battle was hit with three of them in the row. First [[spoiler:hero's [[TalkingAnimal talking]] [[TeamPet pig]] ]] jumped in front of his sure-to-kill attack, saving main character. Then, unjust death of the [[spoiler:pig]] caused [[spoiler: [[TheChick Elizabeth]] to unleash her hidden powers, healing eweryone and damaging him.]]

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* In the final battle of the first season, Hendrickson from ''Manga/SevenDeadlySins'' in the final battle was hit with three of them in the row. First [[spoiler:hero's [[TalkingAnimal talking]] [[TeamPet pig]] ]] jumped in front of his sure-to-kill attack, saving main character. Then, unjust death of the [[spoiler:pig]] caused [[spoiler: [[TheChick Elizabeth]] to unleash her hidden powers, healing eweryone and damaging him.]]]] And then main character in the last ditch effort to defeat him, attacks him, while eweryone else fire their most powerful attack on both of them. Hendrickson thought, that he just tries to give others chance to beat him, by sacrificing himself - [[spoiler:and then he revealed a secret technique, that allowed him to collect damage from all that attacks and then release all that on him]].
8th Aug '16 6:03:59 PM Yib
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* In the final battle of the first season, Hendrickson from ''Manga/SevenDeadlySins'' in the final battle was hit with three of them in the row. First [[spoiler:hero's [[TalkingAnimal talking]] [[TeamPet pig]] ]] jumped in front of his sure-to-kill attack, saving main character. Then, unjust death of the [[spoiler:pig]] caused [[spoiler: [[TheChick Elizabeth]] to unleash her hidden powers, healing eweryone and damaging him.]]
6th Aug '16 12:03:53 AM luisedgarf
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'', '''FULL STOP''': No one, not even Creator/{{Nintendo}} themselves, expected the game to be so insanely popular, to the grade entire organizations and world leaders are requesting Nintendo to do something on regulating the game somewhat, after players are trying to catch Pokemon in improper, sacred or forbidden places.
5th Aug '16 12:18:17 AM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/{{Dragaera}} Yendi]]'', a perfectly good plan to [[spoiler:install Sethra the Younger as Warlord]] was foiled because Aliera and Morrolan were standing in the wrong places and then Aliera revived Norathar and Cawti.

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* In ''[[Literature/{{Dragaera}} Yendi]]'', ''Literature/{{Yendi}}'', a perfectly good plan to [[spoiler:install Sethra the Younger as Warlord]] was foiled because Aliera and Morrolan were standing in the wrong places and then Aliera revived Norathar and Cawti.
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