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19th Jul '16 1:22:27 PM ironballs16
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* Similarly, the practice of hiring "scabs" to replace Union workers on strike in the US was frowned upon for a few decades, until UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan used this trope against [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_Air_Traffic_Controllers_Organization_(1968)#August_1981_strike the Air Traffic Controllers union in 1981]] by invoking [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_Management_Relations_Act_of_1947 the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947]]. Once he'd broken the back of that Union (summarily firing over 10,000 workers who'd refused to resume work), it became a much more common practice for companies to avoid giving in to the various labor unions.

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* Similarly, the practice of hiring "scabs" to replace Union workers on strike in the US was frowned upon for a few decades, until UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan used this trope against [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_Air_Traffic_Controllers_Organization_(1968)#August_1981_strike the Air Traffic Controllers union in 1981]] by invoking [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_Management_Relations_Act_of_1947 the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947]]. Once he'd broken the back of that Union (summarily firing over 10,000 workers who'd refused to resume work), it became a much more common practice for companies to avoid giving in to the various labor unions.
19th Jul '16 1:21:52 PM ironballs16
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* Similarly, the practice of hiring "scabs" to replace Union workers on strike in the US was frowned upon for a few decades, until UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan used this trope against [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_Air_Traffic_Controllers_Organization_(1968)#August_1981_strike the Air Traffic Controllers union in 1981]] by invoking [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_Management_Relations_Act_of_1947 the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947]]. Once he'd broken the back of that Union (summarily firing over 10,000 workers who'd refused to resume work), it became a much more common practice for companies to avoid giving in to the various labor unions.
13th Jun '16 7:35:53 AM Kakai
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* In ''Film/WarCraft2016'', this is how Gul'dan controls the Horde when it starts to lose respect for him.
** When some orcs try to abandon him after he [[spoiler:wins with Durotan by cheating]], he vaporizes them on spot.
** Several members of the Frostwolf Clan are [[spoiler:slaughtered and crucified]] to show what happens when you defy Gul'dan.
26th May '16 9:22:41 AM TheSinful
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** He does similar with Gardulla the Hutt, though that was more taking advantage of a situation. He'd shrunk Gardulla down and let her former slave stomp her to death then undid the shrinking, resulting in pieces of Hutt being plastered all over the room.
23rd Apr '16 8:12:00 PM JackG
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Resistance", several crewmembers have been captured by an oppressive government. Janeway is helped by Caylem, an insane old man who believes Janeway is his missing daughter, and they're going to rescue his wife, also held by the government. Later when they're captured also, the evil Third Magistrate Augris reveals that his wife and daughter have been DeadAllAlong.
-->'''Augris:''' I must say I'm impressed, Caylem. You never made it this far before. (to Janeway) Every so often he goes on one of his missions to rescue his wife. She's been dead for twelve years.
-->'''Caylem:''' [[MadnessMantra Lies! Lies! Lies!]]
-->'''Augris:''' Sometimes he gets all the way up to the front gate. We send him on his way and allow him to serve as a reminder of just how futile it is to challenge us. I thought you'd learnt that lesson when you lost your daughter. She made it as far as the tunnels before she was shot.
12th Mar '16 12:34:03 PM thatother1dude
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->''"[[KillItWithFire Burn it! Until it smolders.]] These people are traitors and must be made examples of."''

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->''"[[KillItWithFire Burn ->''"Burn it! Until it smolders.]] smolders. These people are traitors and must be made examples of."''
28th Feb '16 6:05:54 AM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8501689/16/The-Havoc-side-of-the-Force The Havoc Side of the Force]]'', Harry Potter has [[Franchise/StarWars HK-47]] make an example of Cad Bane after the latter kidnaps two of his crew. HK promises to "make every bounty hunter in the galaxy terrified of attracting [Harry's] attention."
24th Feb '16 6:16:13 PM MisterTulip
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* In ''Fanfic/TheWitchOfTheEverfree'', After Sunset Shimmer hits her hard enough to visibly burn her mane, [[spoiler:Nightmare Moon]] banishes Sunset to [[spoiler:the dark side of the moon with Celestia]].
24th Feb '16 1:47:59 AM zequeins
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* ''Creator/BlizzardEntertainment'' [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/102805-Blizzard-Squeezes-88-Million-From-Private-Server-Owner sued a Private Server Owner for a whooping $88 million]], you can't help but think that this trope is invoked.
6th Feb '16 2:49:15 AM gadeel
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* In ''FanFic/TheCommission'', Blake prefaces a late night visit to Velvet by nailing Cardin to a wall. Velvet notes after that that their entire conversation was had with Blake's hands slick with Cardin's blood, likely to make a statement.
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