History Main / SaltTheEarth

22nd Jun '16 10:39:34 PM gemmabeta2
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** This was a metaphor for Rome's destruction of the city, and even then [[NewerThanTheyThink wasn't thought up until much later.]] Most of the farmland surrounding Carthage was actually [[BoringButPractical given to Roman veterans of the Punic Wars as a retirement pension]].[[note]]Which is not only practical, but also arguably more effective at preventing future trouble.[[/note]]

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** This was a metaphor for Rome's destruction of the city, and even then [[NewerThanTheyThink wasn't thought up until much later.]] Most of the farmland surrounding Carthage was actually [[BoringButPractical given to Roman veterans of the Punic Wars as a retirement pension]].[[note]]Which is not only practical, but also arguably more effective at preventing future trouble. So in a way, the Romans did salt the city, with the sweat of honest Romans, so that Carthaginian culture can never rise again.[[/note]]
8th Jun '16 8:26:50 PM Alceister
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** During the Maquis/Cardassian conflict, the Maquis decided to deal with the problem with a bioweapon that would render the target world unlivable for Cardassians, but fine for humans. Sisko responded by doing the opposite to their worlds.

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** During the Maquis/Cardassian conflict, the Maquis decided to deal with the problem with a bioweapon that would render the target world unlivable for Cardassians, but fine for humans. Sisko responded by doing threatening to do the opposite to their the Maquis-held worlds.
29th Apr '16 8:16:22 PM Str8taim
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5th Nov '15 12:19:59 PM AyeBraine
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[[TruthInTelevision The action was common in the ancient Middle East and extended to the Middle Ages]]. The thing to note, though, is that salt was costly then. Wars and revolutions started because of it, and the old superstition that spilling salt is unlucky was borne out of how idiotic and expensive such an action was. Heck, even now a bad winter can give us difficulty in getting salt supplies out to spread on the roads. So in these tales, look at salt as not just something bad for the crops but also as something with attributed mystical powers and that you probably aren't going to spread over an entire field, leaving just the corner of some garden being ploughed for the symbology of it. They knew their tropes, even then.

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[[TruthInTelevision The action was common in the ancient Middle East and extended to the Middle Ages]]. The thing to note, though, is that salt was costly then. Wars and revolutions started because of it, and the old superstition that spilling salt is unlucky was borne out of how idiotic and expensive such an action was.it. Heck, even now a bad winter can give us difficulty in getting salt supplies out to spread on the roads. So in these tales, look at salt as not just something bad for the crops but also as something with attributed mystical powers and that you probably aren't going to spread over an entire field, leaving just the corner of some garden being ploughed for the symbology of it. They knew their tropes, even then.
5th Nov '15 12:19:38 PM AyeBraine
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[[TruthInTelevision The action was common in the ancient Middle East and extended to the Middle Ages]]. The thing to note, though, is that salt was costly then. Heck, even a bad winter can give us difficulty in getting salt supplies out to spread on the roads. So in these tales, look at salt as not just something bad for the crops but also as something with attributed mystical powers and that you probably aren't going to spread over an entire field, leaving just the corner of some garden being ploughed for the symbology of it. They knew their tropes, even then.

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[[TruthInTelevision The action was common in the ancient Middle East and extended to the Middle Ages]]. The thing to note, though, is that salt was costly then. Wars and revolutions started because of it, and the old superstition that spilling salt is unlucky was borne out of how idiotic and expensive such an action was. Heck, even now a bad winter can give us difficulty in getting salt supplies out to spread on the roads. So in these tales, look at salt as not just something bad for the crops but also as something with attributed mystical powers and that you probably aren't going to spread over an entire field, leaving just the corner of some garden being ploughed for the symbology of it. They knew their tropes, even then.
26th Oct '15 10:28:18 AM Cepheus
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* Also in ''VideoGame/SinsOfASolarEmpire'', the Vasari Loyalist faction can survive without the need for planets as long as their rulership is intact; to that end, they have the ability to utterly annihilate planets that they colonize, rendering them virtually worthless for others to colonize long after they're gone.
3rd Oct '15 10:06:41 AM nombretomado
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* Played for laughs in ''ParksAndRecreation''; the ultra-libertarian Ron Swanson is given an "Employee of the Month" award by the city of Pawnee, to which he responds by sawing it into pieces, burning them, burying the ashes ''in Illinois'', and finally salting the ground he buried them in.

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* Played for laughs in ''ParksAndRecreation''; ''Series/ParksAndRecreation''; the ultra-libertarian Ron Swanson is given an "Employee of the Month" award by the city of Pawnee, to which he responds by sawing it into pieces, burning them, burying the ashes ''in Illinois'', and finally salting the ground he buried them in.
1st Sep '15 11:05:08 AM eedwardgrey3
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* Israel dropped some 4.5 million cluster munitions in Lebanon during the last days of its military offensive on the country in 2006. Eight years after the 2006 war, Lebanon has not yet finished clearing the cluster munitions and landmines in the south, with Israel refusing to provide UN authorities with maps of the locations of the munitions it dropped.

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* Israel dropped some 4.5 million cluster munitions in Lebanon during the last days of its military offensive on the country in 2006. Eight years after the 2006 war, Lebanon has not yet finished clearing the cluster munitions and landmines in the south, with Israel refusing to provide UN authorities with maps of the locations of the munitions it dropped.dropped until three years after the war.
18th Aug '15 5:27:26 PM ultimomant
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-->'''Ned''': Uh, excuse me neighbour, I couldn't help but notice you picked pretty much all of my flowers

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-->'''Ned''': Uh, excuse me neighbour, I couldn't help but notice you picked pretty much all of my flowersflowers.
10th Jul '15 1:58:58 PM Gecko3
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* In {{Literature/Gate}}, after the Empire's disastrous and humiliating defeat against the JSDF in episode 2, where they lost over a hundred and twenty thousand men in a matter of days, the Emperor orders the regions surrounding their capital burned down. Youji's recon team witnesses this firsthand when they see a dragon burning up a seemingly random part of the forest, until they realize there was supposed to be a village there. They discover the remains of it the next day.
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