History ReassignedToAntarctica / RealLife

21st May '16 10:32:28 AM AllenbysEyes88
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** For the Union, Irvin McDowell started the war commanding at First Bull Run, was demoted to corps command, then wound up in the Department of the Pacific, hundreds of miles from any fighting. John Pope lost the Battle of Second Bull Run and spent the rest of the war fighting Indians in Minnesota. Nathaniel Banks moved from the Virginia theater to Louisiana, where he still managed to botch the Red River Campaign. In many cases, these generals were well-connected politically and couldn't be outright fired.

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** For the Union, Irvin McDowell [=McDowell=] started the war commanding at First Bull Run, was demoted to corps command, then wound up in the Department of the Pacific, hundreds of miles from any fighting. John Pope lost the Battle of Second Bull Run and spent the rest of the war fighting Indians in Minnesota. Nathaniel Banks moved from the Virginia theater to Louisiana, where he still managed to botch the Red River Campaign. In many cases, these generals were well-connected politically and couldn't be outright fired.
20th May '16 10:42:47 AM rjd1922
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** UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco police officers who screw up badly are often said to be sent off "to walk a beat in the Farallons" (a rocky island group that is technically part of the city of San Francisco, but 30 miles (48 km) off the coast and inhabited only by research teams).

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** UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco police officers who screw up badly are often said to be sent off "to walk a beat in the Farallons" Farallones" (a rocky island group that is technically part of the city of San Francisco, but 30 miles (48 km) off the coast and inhabited only by research teams).
24th Apr '16 11:49:43 AM Psyclone
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* According to an infamous 2015 report by the ''Nikkei'', Creator/{{Konami}} punished developers either for not being useful or committing infractions as petty as liking a former coworker's Facebook announcement that he had gotten a new job with reassigning them to work as security guards, assembly line workers in pachinko machine factories or janitors in Konami fitness clubs.
23rd Apr '16 2:24:55 PM nombretomado
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* Low-ranking Catholic priests who incur the wrath of the Vatican may be sent away to remote "contemplative monasteries" or assigned to impoverished rural parishes. Fictional portrayals of this may be seen in FatherTed and ''Literature/TheThornBirds''. Senior church officials may receive a similar but more subtle treatment: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Gaillot Jacques Gaillot]]'s liberal views made him unpopular with the Church hierarchy, so he was demoted from Bishop of Évreux, France to Bishop of Partenia. Partenia is a titular diocese [[note]]A titular diocese used to have enough Catholics to justify a bishopric, but can no longer support a cathedral. Most are in areas that converted to Islam in the Middle Ages, and they are usually given to senior Curia officials in Rome so they can carry the rank of bishop without pastoral responsibilities.[[/note]], a town in Algeria that was buried by the Sahara in the 5th century. Similarly, Cardinal Raymond Burke was reassigned by Pope Francis from his post as Cardinal Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura to being the Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (an order with only 13,000 members), a purely ceremonial role. Normally the Patron is a retired cardinal, while occasionally the title is granted to an active cardinal who ''retains'' whatever other position he already held. Burke being not particularly old for a cardinal and in good health, this reassignment is widely presumed to be a response to the conservative Burke's criticisms of Pope Francis's relatively liberal reforms of the Church.

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* Low-ranking Catholic priests who incur the wrath of the Vatican may be sent away to remote "contemplative monasteries" or assigned to impoverished rural parishes. Fictional portrayals of this may be seen in FatherTed ''Series/FatherTed'' and ''Literature/TheThornBirds''. Senior church officials may receive a similar but more subtle treatment: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Gaillot Jacques Gaillot]]'s liberal views made him unpopular with the Church hierarchy, so he was demoted from Bishop of Évreux, France to Bishop of Partenia. Partenia is a titular diocese [[note]]A titular diocese used to have enough Catholics to justify a bishopric, but can no longer support a cathedral. Most are in areas that converted to Islam in the Middle Ages, and they are usually given to senior Curia officials in Rome so they can carry the rank of bishop without pastoral responsibilities.[[/note]], a town in Algeria that was buried by the Sahara in the 5th century. Similarly, Cardinal Raymond Burke was reassigned by Pope Francis from his post as Cardinal Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura to being the Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (an order with only 13,000 members), a purely ceremonial role. Normally the Patron is a retired cardinal, while occasionally the title is granted to an active cardinal who ''retains'' whatever other position he already held. Burke being not particularly old for a cardinal and in good health, this reassignment is widely presumed to be a response to the conservative Burke's criticisms of Pope Francis's relatively liberal reforms of the Church.
6th Apr '16 5:19:37 PM Jhonny
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* Just what is considered "Antarctica" can and has changed several times in the past. This is part of the reason for ReassignmentBackfire, after all. From the time the US acquired it in the UsefulNotes/MexicanAmericanWar to the construction of the transcontinental railroad UsefulNotes/{{California}} was seen as a remote deadbeat place in the middle of nowhere, where no one in their right mind would want to go. One of the reasons why UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant is often portrayed as a washup with nothing to do and no purpose in life prior to the Civil War is the fact that he was posted first to a small town recently renamed from Yerba Buena to [[spoiler: UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco]] and later Fort Vancouver, then in Oregon territory. Today many people born in Ohio would give a lot for such postings. Back then, not so much.

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* Just what is considered "Antarctica" can and has changed several times in the past. This is part of the reason for ReassignmentBackfire, after all. From the time the US acquired it in the UsefulNotes/MexicanAmericanWar to the construction of the transcontinental railroad UsefulNotes/{{California}} was seen as a remote deadbeat place in the middle of nowhere, where no one in their right mind would want to go. One of the reasons why UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant is often portrayed as a washup with nothing to do and no purpose in life prior to the Civil War is the fact that he was posted first to a small town recently renamed from Yerba Buena to [[spoiler: UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco]] and later Fort Vancouver, then in Oregon territory. Today many people born in Ohio would give a lot for such postings. Back then, not so much. Having nothing to do there, he took to the bottle and hence his reputation of being TheAlcoholic.
6th Apr '16 5:17:05 PM Jhonny
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* Just what is considered "Antarctica" can and has changed several times in the past. This is part of the reason for ReassignmentBackfire, after all. From the time the US acquired it in the UsefulNotes/MexicanAmericanWar to the construction of the transcontinental railroad UsefulNotes/{{California}} was seen as a remote deadbeat place in the middle of nowhere, where no one in their right mind would want to go. One of the reasons why UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant is often portrayed as a washup with nothing to do and no purpose in life prior to the Civil War is the fact that he was posted first to a small town recently renamed from Yerba Buena to [[spoiler UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco]] and later Fort Vancouver, then in Oregon territory. Today many people born in Ohio would give a lot for such postings. Back then, not so much.

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* Just what is considered "Antarctica" can and has changed several times in the past. This is part of the reason for ReassignmentBackfire, after all. From the time the US acquired it in the UsefulNotes/MexicanAmericanWar to the construction of the transcontinental railroad UsefulNotes/{{California}} was seen as a remote deadbeat place in the middle of nowhere, where no one in their right mind would want to go. One of the reasons why UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant is often portrayed as a washup with nothing to do and no purpose in life prior to the Civil War is the fact that he was posted first to a small town recently renamed from Yerba Buena to [[spoiler [[spoiler: UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco]] and later Fort Vancouver, then in Oregon territory. Today many people born in Ohio would give a lot for such postings. Back then, not so much.
6th Apr '16 5:16:38 PM Jhonny
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* Just what is considered "Antarctica" can and has changed several times in the past. This is part of the reason for ReassignmentBackfire, after all. From the time the US acquired it in the UsefulNotes/MexicanAmericanWar to the construction of the transcontinental railroad UsefulNotes/{{California}} was seen as a remote deadbeat place in the middle of nowhere, where no one in their right mind would want to go. One of the reasons why UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant is often portrayed as a washup with nothing to do and no purpose in life prior to the Civil War is the fact that he was posted first to a small town recently renamed from Yerba Buena to [[spoiler UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco]] and later Fort Vancouver, then in Oregon territory. Today many people born in Ohio would give a lot for such postings. Back then, not so much.
25th Mar '16 11:45:56 AM Snarf
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** The United States Marine Corps has 29 Palms, a remote training base located in the middle of the Mojave Desert.

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** The United States Marine Corps has 29 Palms, a remote training base located in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Although it's not as remote as it used to be, and is a fairly prestigious posting (the second-largest Marine Corps facility on the West Coast and third-largest in the nation), it's still in the middle of the Mojave Desert...
16th Mar '16 12:36:13 AM Spoib
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* Low-ranking Catholic priests who incur the wrath of the Vatican may be sent away to remote "contemplative monasteries" or assigned to impoverished rural parishes. Fictional portrayals of this may be seen in FatherTed and ''Literature/TheThornBirds''. Senior church officials may receive a similar but more subtle treatment: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Gaillot Jacques Gaillot]]'s liberal views made him unpopular with the Church hierarchy, so he was demoted from Bishop of Évreux, France to Bishop of Partenia. Partenia is a titular diocese [[note]]A titular diocese used to have enough Catholics to justify a bishopric, but can no longer support a cathedral. Most are in areas that converted to Islam in the Middle Ages, and they are usually given to senior Curia officials in Rome so they carry the rank of biship without pastoral responsibilities.[[/note]], a town in Algeria that was buried by the Sahara in the 5th century. Similarly, Cardinal Raymond Burke was reassigned by Pope Francis from his post as Cardinal Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura to being the Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (an order with only 13,000 members), a purely ceremonial role. Normally the Patron is a retired cardinal, while occasionally the title is granted to an active cardinal who ''retains'' whatever other position he already held. Burke being not particularly old for a cardinal and in good health, this reassignment is widely presumed to be a response to the conservative Burke's criticisms of Pope Francis's relatively liberal reforms of the Church.

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* Low-ranking Catholic priests who incur the wrath of the Vatican may be sent away to remote "contemplative monasteries" or assigned to impoverished rural parishes. Fictional portrayals of this may be seen in FatherTed and ''Literature/TheThornBirds''. Senior church officials may receive a similar but more subtle treatment: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Gaillot Jacques Gaillot]]'s liberal views made him unpopular with the Church hierarchy, so he was demoted from Bishop of Évreux, France to Bishop of Partenia. Partenia is a titular diocese [[note]]A titular diocese used to have enough Catholics to justify a bishopric, but can no longer support a cathedral. Most are in areas that converted to Islam in the Middle Ages, and they are usually given to senior Curia officials in Rome so they can carry the rank of biship bishop without pastoral responsibilities.[[/note]], a town in Algeria that was buried by the Sahara in the 5th century. Similarly, Cardinal Raymond Burke was reassigned by Pope Francis from his post as Cardinal Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura to being the Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (an order with only 13,000 members), a purely ceremonial role. Normally the Patron is a retired cardinal, while occasionally the title is granted to an active cardinal who ''retains'' whatever other position he already held. Burke being not particularly old for a cardinal and in good health, this reassignment is widely presumed to be a response to the conservative Burke's criticisms of Pope Francis's relatively liberal reforms of the Church.
6th Mar '16 4:45:11 PM GrammarNavi
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* TBS tended to use {{WCW}} (the backstage, behind the scenes, staff part) as Antarctica. Most of the people that worked in it were either KickedUpstairs, put out to pasture, or unsuspecting newbies who had no idea what they were in for. For complex reasons that can be summed up very ''very'' loosely as "too many egos and not enough common sense", WCW was a horrible place to work.

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* TBS tended to use {{WCW}} Wrestling/{{WCW}} (the backstage, behind the scenes, staff part) as Antarctica. Most of the people that worked in it were either KickedUpstairs, put out to pasture, or unsuspecting newbies who had no idea what they were in for. For complex reasons that can be summed up very ''very'' loosely as "too many egos and not enough common sense", WCW was a horrible place to work.
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