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18th May '16 9:13:46 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** In the ''Series/DeepSpaceNine'' episode "Captive Pursuit", the human-like aliens pursuing Tosk are surprised when Sisko considers the custom - hunting a sentient being for sport - immoral and wrong. In fact, Tosk himself seems to see nothing wrong with it, having been trained from birth for such a purpose.

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** In the ''Series/DeepSpaceNine'' episode "Captive Pursuit", the human-like aliens pursuing Tosk are surprised when Sisko considers the custom - hunting a sentient being for sport - immoral and wrong. In fact, Tosk himself seems to see nothing wrong with it, having been trained from birth for such a purpose. They seem to have taken a page out of the Hitchhiker's Guide and gotten around the whole ethical dilemma by using a genetically engineered race that wanted to be hunted (WordOfGod is that the Dominion made the Tosks for them).
3rd May '16 9:24:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ScaryMovie 3'': The aliens appear to attack the protagonists, who then kill one of them in retaliation, but the aliens inform them that strangling each other is their standard way of saying hello. A kick to the groin is how they say goodbye.

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* ''ScaryMovie 3'': ''Film/ScaryMovie3'': The aliens appear to attack the protagonists, who then kill one of them in retaliation, but the aliens inform them that strangling each other is their standard way of saying hello. A kick to the groin is how they say goodbye.
4th Mar '16 7:47:15 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In several ''Franchise/StarTrek'' episodes, various alien species actually seem surprised when the Federation objects to having their citizens [[AlienAbduction kidnapped]].

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In several ''Franchise/StarTrek'' episodes, various alien species actually seem surprised when the Federation objects to having their citizens [[AlienAbduction kidnapped]].



*** In "When the Bough Breaks", an alien race kidnapped the Enterprise children because they had all gone infertile. They seemed surprised that the Enterprise parents didn't understand their plight and wanted their children back.

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*** ** In "When the Bough Breaks", an alien race kidnapped the Enterprise children because they had all gone infertile. They seemed surprised that the Enterprise parents didn't understand their plight and wanted their children back.
** In the ''Series/DeepSpaceNine'' episode "Captive Pursuit", the human-like aliens pursuing Tosk are surprised when Sisko considers the custom - hunting a sentient being for sport - immoral and wrong. In fact, Tosk himself seems to see nothing wrong with it, having been trained from birth for such a purpose.
3rd Jan '16 10:26:40 AM LBHills
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** Justified, between when the practice started and when the humans showed up, no other sentient species ''existed'' on their planet -- there were only 6 other species on the whole planet. Forget no other sentient species, there were barely any other species, period!

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** Justified, between when the practice started and when the humans showed up, no other sentient species ''existed'' on their planet -- in fact, due to a pandemic virus-like organism, there were only 6 other six species on the whole planet. Forget no other sentient species, there were barely any other species, period!of ''any'' kind.
4th Sep '15 9:09:04 AM phantomreader42
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* [[OnceAnEpisode Every single time]] there's an attempt to remove a religious idol illegally erected on public property, or put an end to some other special privilege one religion has gotten used to having over everyone else, there will '''always''' be a flood of religious apologists insisting that [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections whatever illegal thing they've been doing MUST be okay]], because ''NobodyEverComplainedBefore''. Even when the same violation actually HAS been reported before, perhaps many times.
** When this argument is made, it's virtually always accompanied by supporters of religious privilege and establishment [[DisproportionateRetribution threatening to rape, murder, or torture the people making the complaint]] [[MoralEventHorizon and their families]]. Sometimes the people who insist that NobodyEverComplainedBefore are ''the very same people'' threatening violence against the complainers and anyone around them, [[WouldHurtAChild even children]].
** [[BeliefMakesYouStupid They almost never understand]] the [[InsaneTrollLogic gross irrationality]] of claiming that NobodyEverComplainedBefore while [[AppealToForce threatening to murder whoever complained!]] Those few who do realize how ridiculous it is to cite a lack of complaint as justification when any complaint is met with violence are usually smart enough not to defend religious crimes in the first place.
17th Aug '15 1:52:58 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Actually the French and British had smacked the pirates around badly in the late 17th century and by the late 18th century the Spanish had done the same so their ships were safe from the pirates. By that point the pirates were concentrating on small nations whose navies weren't able to protect their merchant ships. The major powers let that carry on as the mercantilism viewpoint was that this was a competitive advantage for their merchant navies.

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** Actually the French and British had smacked the pirates around badly in the late 17th century and by the late 18th century the Spanish had done the same so their ships were safe from the pirates. By that point the pirates were concentrating on small nations whose navies weren't able to protect their merchant ships. The major powers let that carry on as the mercantilism viewpoint was that this was a competitive advantage for their merchant navies.
16th Aug '15 1:10:19 PM denspark
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** Actually the French and British had smacked the pirates around badly in the late 17th century and by the late 18th century the Spanish had done the same so their ships were safe from the pirates. By that point the pirates were concentrating on small nations whose navies weren't able to protect their merchant ships. The major powers let that carry on as the mercantilism viewpoint was that this was a competitive advantage for their merchant navies.
16th Jun '15 8:28:20 PM Premonition45
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** In the episode "Half a Life" there's an entire species of people who ritualistically kill themselves on their 60th birthdays, and they seem shocked and baffled when one of their own refuses to do so so (because he needs more time in order save the whole planet -- also, he'd fallen in love with Lwaxana). Apparently none of their 60-year-olds had ever had any qualms about dying before.
** One race from ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' kidnapped the Enterprise children because they had all gone infertile. They seemed surprised that the Enterprise parents didn't understand their plight and wanted their children back.

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** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In the episode "Half a Life" there's an entire species of people who ritualistically kill themselves on their 60th birthdays, and they seem shocked and baffled when one of their own refuses to do so so (because he needs more time in order save the whole planet -- also, he'd fallen in love with Lwaxana). Apparently none of their 60-year-olds had ever had any qualms about dying before.
** One *** In "When the Bough Breaks", an alien race from ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' kidnapped the Enterprise children because they had all gone infertile. They seemed surprised that the Enterprise parents didn't understand their plight and wanted their children back.
17th May '15 11:01:42 AM nombretomado
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* In HarryTurtledove's ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' series, members of the Race cannot understand why humans insist on fighting back instead of just placidly accepting their rule. Don't the humans realize that the Race is by definition the most superior species in the universe and thus natural rulers of all life? How dare they think they can resist! And how dare they actually win!

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* In HarryTurtledove's Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' series, members of the Race cannot understand why humans insist on fighting back instead of just placidly accepting their rule. Don't the humans realize that the Race is by definition the most superior species in the universe and thus natural rulers of all life? How dare they think they can resist! And how dare they actually win!
1st Mar '15 4:51:14 PM WillKeaton
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* In the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]''/''Series/BabylonFive'' crossover story ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1944628/1/A_Thin_Veneer A Thin Veneer]]'', the Minbari are simply ''outraged'' that, after years of being able to casually slaughter the humans from the Earth Alliance with ease, Starfleet refuses to allow them to continue the slaughter! But what ''really'' makes them mad is that the Federation actually has the brass balls to ''win battles against the Minbari''! Seriously, their attitude is "How dare they fight back! [[HumansAdvanceSwiftly How dare they have superior technology to the Minbari!]] And how dare they win!"

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* In the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]''/''Series/BabylonFive'' crossover story ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1944628/1/A_Thin_Veneer A Thin Veneer]]'', Veneer,]]'' the Minbari are simply ''outraged'' that, after years of being able to casually slaughter the humans from the Earth Alliance with ease, Starfleet refuses to allow them to continue the slaughter! But what ''really'' makes them mad is that the Federation actually has the brass balls to ''win battles against the Minbari''! Seriously, their attitude is "How dare they fight back! [[HumansAdvanceSwiftly How dare they have superior technology to the Minbari!]] And how dare they win!"
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