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18th Feb '17 11:11:34 AM Give1Take2
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': [[DaChief Chief Bogo]] attempts this on Judy several times. When he first allows her a Missing Mammal case, he adds the condition that she solve it in 48 hours or resign. Later, after he responds to her emergency call about a savage jaguar, he doesn't believe Judy because he thinks she was the only one who saw it. When she replies that she has a witness, he rejects her evidence on the grounds that, "You think I'm going to trust the word of a fox?!" He then orders her to return her badge, even though her 48 hours aren't up and resigning after one mistake wasn't part of their deal. Thankfully, [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Nick calls him out on it]].
31st Jan '17 10:06:40 AM SgtFrog1
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** And after all that, Clinton ''still'' lost to Donald Trump, due to a combination of her campaign assuming her victory would be a ForegoneConclusion ''(to be fair, Trump, top businessman he may be, doesn't have a whole lot of '''political''' experience; plus, he's practically the incarnation of MilesGloriosus)'', numerous scandals involving privacy and the breach thereof (though Trump had his fair share as well), as well as Trump campaigning largely in the oft-forgotten right-leaning FlyoverCountry, whereas Clinton mostly focused on the larger cities on either coast, which are predominantly left-leaning.

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** And after all that, Clinton ''still'' lost to Donald Trump, due to a combination of her campaign assuming her victory would be a ForegoneConclusion ''(to be fair, Trump, top businessman he may be, doesn't have a whole lot of '''political''' experience; plus, he's practically the incarnation of MilesGloriosus)'', numerous scandals involving privacy and the breach thereof (though ''(though Trump had his fair share as well), well)'', as well as Trump campaigning largely in the oft-forgotten right-leaning FlyoverCountry, whereas Clinton mostly focused on the larger cities on either coast, which are predominantly left-leaning.
31st Jan '17 10:05:24 AM SgtFrog1
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** And after all that, Clinton ''still'' lost to Donald Trump, due to a combination of her campaign assuming her victory would be a ForegoneConclusion ''(to be fair, Trump, top businessman he may be, doesn't have a whole lot of '''political''' experience; plus, he's practically the incarnation of MilesGloriosus)'', numerous scandals involving privacy and the breach thereof (though Trump had his fair share as well), as well as Trump campaigning largely in the oft-forgotten right-leaning FlyoverCountry, whereas Clinton mostly focused on the larger cities on either coast, which are predominantly left-leaning.
18th Dec '16 8:09:09 PM AsForMyHandle
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[[caption-width-right:308:[[SerialEscalation Well there was this clerical error...]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:308:[[SerialEscalation Well Well, there was this clerical error...]]]]
8th Dec '16 12:01:51 PM Kid
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* The members of the ''Literature/TheBabysittersClub'' put Mallory through numerous pointless trials so that she can join. Fed up with their unfair treatment, she quits. making them realize that they've been acting like jerks. Similarly, in a ''Sweet Valley Twins'' edition, Jessica bullies a girl who wants to be a member of the Unicorns by giving her impossible tasks to complete, to the point where even the ringleaders of the group tell her she's taking things too far. Sure enough, the girl finally grows a spine and tells her off.

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* The members of the ''Literature/TheBabysittersClub'' put Mallory through numerous pointless trials so that she can join. Fed up with their unfair treatment, she quits. quits, making them realize that they've been acting like jerks. Similarly, in a ''Sweet Valley Twins'' edition, Jessica bullies a girl who wants to be a member of the Unicorns by giving her impossible tasks to complete, to the point where even the ringleaders of the group tell her she's taking things too far. Sure enough, the girl finally grows a spine and tells her off.
3rd Dec '16 8:43:53 PM WillBGood
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* The ususal response Free Speech advocates have for social justice warriors is that they don't have to listen to viewpoints that they know will offend them. When One Nation senator Pauline Hanson delivered her maiden speech, several Greens senators walked out in protest. Cue One Nation supporters claiming that not listening is a form of censorship, even though nobody prevented Pauline Hanson from speaking.
19th Nov '16 5:34:20 AM RAMChYLD
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* ''[=ReactOS=]'', an attempt to implement an open-source OS capable of running Windows programs, has been hit by this from the get-go. It started out as ''[=FreeWin95=]'' back in 1996 with the goal to implement Windows 95 support. Then it went silent and was revamped into it's current form in 1998, with the goal changed to implement Windows NT 4 support. Then it just kept moving forward from there. The team currently aims to implement Windows XP support.

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* ''[=ReactOS=]'', an attempt to implement an open-source OS capable of running Windows programs, has been hit by this from the get-go. It started out as ''[=FreeWin95=]'' back in 1996 with the goal to implement Windows 95 support. Then it went silent and was revamped into it's current form in 1998, with the goal changed to implement Windows NT 4 support. Then it just kept moving forward from there. The team has currently aims agreed to implement keep their target locked at implementing Windows XP support. support to prevent this trope from affecting them further.
7th Nov '16 5:01:34 AM Vir
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* LampShaded by combining this with ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem in ''Manga/ElementalGelade'', in regards to a fighting match. Up to this point, the character's been winning every 1-1 fight she's been in; then her creditor, who also owns the arena, says "Since I make the rules, I'll just change them." and has her fight two guys at once, to ensure she'll never be rid of him. She beats them handily (with a little help from Coude and the gang), and beats the creditor to death backstage (I think, the last we see of him is his unmoving body with his eyes rolled back in his skull).

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* LampShaded {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by combining this with ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem in ''Manga/ElementalGelade'', in regards to a fighting match. Up to this point, the character's been winning every 1-1 fight she's been in; then her creditor, who also owns the arena, says "Since I make the rules, I'll just change them." and has her fight two guys at once, to ensure she'll never be rid of him. She beats them handily (with a little help from Coude and the gang), and beats the creditor to death backstage (I think, the last we see of him is his unmoving body with his eyes rolled back in his skull).
20th Oct '16 4:49:15 PM NoNickname
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* When the Wright Brothers snubbed the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, founded in France in 1905 to verify aviation records, by refusing their invitation to demonstrate their flying machine for them, they added rules that an aircraft should be able to take off under its own power in order to qualify for a record. Thus they were able to discount the Wright Brothers' aircraft, which had been flying for more than a year at that point, because it reportedly used a system employing a falling weight to launch it along rails until it reached takeoff speed, and allowed them to claim that a Brazilian-born Frenchman (Alberto Santos-Dumont) was ''really'' the first man to fly. No one outside of France and Brazil cared, and they themselves have since stamped the Wright Brothers as the first to fly a heavier than air craft successfully.

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* When the Wright Brothers snubbed the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, founded in France in 1905 to verify aviation records, by refusing their invitation to travel to France and demonstrate their flying machine for them, them they added rules that an aircraft should be able to take off under its own power in order to qualify for a record. Thus they were able to discount the Wright Brothers' aircraft, which had been flying for more than a year at that point, because it reportedly used a system employing a falling weight to launch it along rails until it reached takeoff speed, and allowed them to claim that a Brazilian-born Frenchman (Alberto Santos-Dumont) was ''really'' the first man to fly. No one outside of France and Brazil cared, and they themselves have since stamped the Wright Brothers as the first to fly a heavier than air craft successfully.
20th Oct '16 4:45:25 PM NoNickname
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* The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, founded in France in 1905 to verify aviation records, stated among its rules that an aircraft should be able to take off under its own power in order to qualify for a record. Thus they did not count the Wright Brothers' aircraft, which had been flying for more than a year at that point, because it used a system employing a falling weight to launch it along rails until it reached takeoff speed, allowing them to claim that a Brazilian-born Frenchman (Alberto Santos-Dumont) was ''really'' the first man to fly. No one outside of France and Brazil cared, and they themselves have since stamped the Wright Brothers as the first to fly a heavier than air craft successfully.

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* The When the Wright Brothers snubbed the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, founded in France in 1905 to verify aviation records, stated among its by refusing their invitation to demonstrate their flying machine for them, they added rules that an aircraft should be able to take off under its own power in order to qualify for a record. Thus they did not count were able to discount the Wright Brothers' aircraft, which had been flying for more than a year at that point, because it reportedly used a system employing a falling weight to launch it along rails until it reached takeoff speed, allowing and allowed them to claim that a Brazilian-born Frenchman (Alberto Santos-Dumont) was ''really'' the first man to fly. No one outside of France and Brazil cared, and they themselves have since stamped the Wright Brothers as the first to fly a heavier than air craft successfully.successfully.
**This all came to a head during a 1908 competition in France, when an FAI judge disqualified a new time to altitude record set by the Wright Brothers because they had used a catapult. The Wrights responded by repeating their feat without it, and getting an even faster time in the process. The Wrights then revealed that the catapult was just a safety measure, and they hadn't used it during their first flights anyway. The FAI's response? To rule that the Wright Brother's craft wasn't an "airplane" because it didn't have wheels.
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