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28th Aug '16 12:33:06 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'': In the final three episodes, Finch steals and modifies a powerful computer virus in order to destroy [[AIIsACrapshoot Samaritan]], but The Machine warns him about the devastating consequences its use will cause. [[GodzillaThreshold Finch goes ahead with it, anyway]]. [[spoiler:It's soon revealed that the virus will destroy The Machine as well as Samaritan. On top of that, once it actually launches, it winds up causing general global devastation that takes a full week to contain.]]
19th Aug '16 12:23:14 PM Black_Diesel
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29th Jul '16 10:21:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* The city of Palestrina in the Papal States (now in Italy) revolted in the 1290s. When Pope Boniface VIII's forces defeated the rebellion, he ordered the city symbolically plowed and salted. This is one of several reasons [[TheDivineComedy Dante put Boniface in Hell]].

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* The city of Palestrina in the Papal States (now in Italy) revolted in the 1290s. When Pope Boniface VIII's forces defeated the rebellion, he ordered the city symbolically plowed and salted. This is one of several reasons [[TheDivineComedy [[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante put Boniface in Hell]].
26th Jul '16 3:19:39 AM JackG
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-->-- '''Lion of the Desert''' (1981)

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-->-- '''Lion '''Marshal Graziani''', ''Lion of the Desert''' Desert'' (1981)
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.
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