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* In an ''JustForFun/Egregious'' example, the infamous You tube personality The Quartering has repeatedly complained about how he hates "politics" in games/movies/cartoons etc, [[InformedWrongness without ever explaining why exactly this is a bad thing]]. Then, when the trailer for [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOpsColdWar]] came out, he was all for it, along with most other gaming channels complaining about politics even though the game is explicitly political (as are technically ''all'' of the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' games, but we'll ignore that for now.) When people pointed this out, he made a video saying it was only "modern politics" that aren't ok. Not only is this a rather silly and arbitrary "rule" to begin with (as well as him saying on numerous times he just doesn't like "politics", without adding any qualifier that he only means modern politics.) He procedes to [[DiggingYourselfDeeper contradict this in the very same video]] by comparing stuff in the trailer to current political and social events, or, in other words, modern politics.]] Most likely he just means "political themes are ok when they are politics I agree with, but not if I disagree."

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* In an ''JustForFun/Egregious'' JustForFun/{{Egregious}} example, the infamous You tube Youtube personality The Quartering has repeatedly complained about how he hates "politics" in games/movies/cartoons etc, [[InformedWrongness without ever explaining why exactly this is a bad thing]]. Then, when the trailer for [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOpsColdWar]] ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOpsColdWar'' came out, he was all for it, along with most other gaming channels complaining about politics even though the game is explicitly political (as are technically ''all'' of the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' games, but we'll ignore that for now.) When people pointed this out, he made a video saying it was only "modern politics" that aren't ok. Not only is this a rather silly and arbitrary "rule" to begin with (as well as him saying on numerous times he just doesn't like "politics", without adding any qualifier that he only means modern politics.) He procedes to [[DiggingYourselfDeeper contradict this in the very same video]] by comparing stuff in the trailer to current political and social events, or, in other words, modern politics.]] Most likely he just means "political themes are ok when they are politics I agree with, but not if I disagree."

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* One episode of ''Series/{{MASH}}'' has Hawkeye throwing a fit when he learns that the number of points (awarded through commendations or time in theater) necessary before a soldier is eligible to be discharged or rotated home has just been arbitrarily raised, meaning that it will be at least another year before he can finally leave Korea.

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* ''Series/YesMinister'': The British civil service are ''experts'' at using this to dodge their way out of being made to do anything. For just one example, when asked to allow women to be in prominent positions (it was the 80s), the heads of every department meet and discuss the new government policy, with each department head coming up with a blatantly sexist reason as to why they can't comply.


* Rather obnoxiously, it's common for far-right people to accuse left leaning people of relying on appeals to emotion instead of using logic and reason. When the people they are arguing with try to cite actual academic and scientific studies as evidence, they then HandWave it away by [[HeadsIWinTailsYouLose saying it doesn't count since the left is in charge of all the universities and scientific organizations]] often with the reasoing that their position is common sense and [[BecauseISaidSo needs no further proof.]]

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* Rather obnoxiously, it's common for far-right people to accuse left leaning people of relying on appeals to emotion instead of using logic and reason. When the people they are arguing with try to cite actual academic and scientific studies as evidence, they then HandWave it away by [[HeadsIWinTailsYouLose saying it doesn't count since the left is in charge of all the universities and scientific organizations]] often with the reasoing reasoning that their position is common sense and [[BecauseISaidSo needs no further proof.]]

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* Another literal example occurs in the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheCattanoogaCats It's The Wolf!]]'' episode "Any Sport In A Storm." Lambsy is running with a football heading for the goalposts when Mildew Wolf, hiding in a bush, secretly moves the goalposts as far away from Bristle Hound as possible. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Of course, it doesn't work.]]


* Rather obnoxiously, it's common for far-right people to accuse left leaning people of relying on appeals to emotion instead of using logic and reason. When the people they are arguing with try to cite actual academic and scientific studies as evidence, they then HandWave it away by [[HeadsIWinTailsYouLose saying it doesn't count since the left is in charge of all the universities and scientific organizations.]]

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* Rather obnoxiously, it's common for far-right people to accuse left leaning people of relying on appeals to emotion instead of using logic and reason. When the people they are arguing with try to cite actual academic and scientific studies as evidence, they then HandWave it away by [[HeadsIWinTailsYouLose saying it doesn't count since the left is in charge of all the universities and scientific organizations.]]organizations]] often with the reasoing that their position is common sense and [[BecauseISaidSo needs no further proof.]]

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* When you beat Clair in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', she will ask you to follow her into the Dragon's Den and answer a few questions by some men there. Once you finish that, they will then warn her to give you the badge you earned, lest they report such actions to the league.


* Mercenary players are warned of this as a possible screw-job tactic by unscrupulous employers in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech''. In an effort to save money, some employers may claim that mercenaries 'failed to do their utmost' even if the mercenary unit successfully completed their mission (for instance, claiming that mercenaries failed a defensive mission by not [[KillEmAll killing or destroying every enemy on the field]] even when they drove off the opponent and kept their objective safe). Frustration over this led to the formation of the [[NGOSuperpower Mercenary Review and Bonding Commission]], which oversaw contracts and offered neutral arbitration in the event of disputes. Unfortunately for mercenaries, the Word of Blake Jihad resulted in the MRCB's destruction.

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* Mercenary players are warned of this as a possible screw-job tactic by unscrupulous employers in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech''. In an effort to save money, some employers may claim that mercenaries 'failed to do their utmost' even if the mercenary unit successfully completed their mission (for instance, claiming that mercenaries failed a defensive mission by not [[KillEmAll killing or destroying every enemy on the field]] even when they drove off the opponent and kept their objective safe). Frustration over this led to the formation of the [[NGOSuperpower Mercenary Review and Bonding Commission]], which oversaw contracts and offered neutral arbitration in the event of disputes. Unfortunately for mercenaries, the Word of Blake Jihad resulted in the MRCB's destruction. The Successor States are also known to put mercenary units out of business with the "Company Store" gambit (as detailed in the Real Life section) by nickel and diming them for parts and transport and charging premiums, forcing them to become more and more dependent on their employer for supplies until they're so in debt to them they can't afford to leave. In lore, the end of the Refusal War between Clans Wolf and Jade Falcon involved this: as Clan Wolf had committed their entire military force to the war, the Falcons claimed that their loss constituted a Trial of Absorption and laid claim to the entirety of Clan Wolf's resources. Luckily for the Wolves, a witness to the end of the war turned out to be NotQuiteDead.


* This is a known tactic of many parents to get their children motivated without actually having to cough up a reward when the goal is achieved. Tends to stop working after a few times, as the kids start assuming that TheCakeIsALie. Because of this, moving the goal posts is one of the more insidious forms of invisible or unrecognized child abuse: studies have shown that children with parents (especially overly-perfectionist ones) and peers who keep doing this often suffer from serious trust issues and paranoia for the rest of their lives. [Citation needed]

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* This is a known tactic of many parents to get their children motivated without actually having to cough up a reward when the goal is achieved. Tends to stop working after a few times, as the kids start assuming that TheCakeIsALie. Because of this, moving the goal posts is one of the more insidious forms of invisible or unrecognized child abuse: studies have shown that children with parents (especially overly-perfectionist ones) and peers who keep doing this often suffer from serious trust issues and paranoia for the rest of their lives. [Citation needed]


* ''Series/TheMandalorian'' sees it's eponymous lead on the receiving end of this trope in true ''Star Wars'' fashion thanks to, of all characters, [[spoiler: [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Bo-Katan]], who requisitions his help in taking an Imperial transport's cargo. He's only going along with the plan because [[spoiler: she has information on the whereabouts of a Jedi]], and he needs to find one so he can return the Child to his species, in spite of the fact that his creed of "The Way" is staunchly different from [[spoiler: her]] more lax interpretation of tradition. When they take the cargo, [[spoiler: she]] then tells him that they need to take the hold ship. He tries [[NotInThisForYourRevolution to back out]], but [[spoiler: she]] reminds him of their bargain by mocking his very words. He does live up to his end of the deal, however, and [[spoiler: she]] lives up to hers by telling of the one he seeks: [[spoiler: [[WhamLine Ahsoka Tano]]]].

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* ''Series/TheMandalorian'' sees it's eponymous lead on the receiving end of this trope in true ''Star Wars'' fashion thanks to, of all characters, [[spoiler: [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Bo-Katan]], Bo-Katan]]]], who requisitions his help in taking an Imperial transport's cargo. He's only going along with the plan because [[spoiler: she has information on the whereabouts of a Jedi]], and he needs to find one so he can return the Child to his species, in spite of the fact that his creed of "The Way" is staunchly different from [[spoiler: her]] more lax interpretation of tradition. When they take the cargo, [[spoiler: she]] then tells him that they need to take the hold ship. He tries [[NotInThisForYourRevolution to back out]], but [[spoiler: she]] reminds him of their bargain by mocking his very words. He does live up to his end of the deal, however, and [[spoiler: she]] lives up to hers by telling of the one he seeks: [[spoiler: [[WhamLine Ahsoka Tano]]]].

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* ''Series/TheMandalorian'' sees it's eponymous lead on the receiving end of this trope in true ''Star Wars'' fashion thanks to, of all characters, [[spoiler: [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Bo-Katan]], who requisitions his help in taking an Imperial transport's cargo. He's only going along with the plan because [[spoiler: she has information on the whereabouts of a Jedi]], and he needs to find one so he can return the Child to his species, in spite of the fact that his creed of "The Way" is staunchly different from [[spoiler: her]] more lax interpretation of tradition. When they take the cargo, [[spoiler: she]] then tells him that they need to take the hold ship. He tries [[NotInThisForYourRevolution to back out]], but [[spoiler: she]] reminds him of their bargain by mocking his very words. He does live up to his end of the deal, however, and [[spoiler: she]] lives up to hers by telling of the one he seeks: [[spoiler: [[WhamLine Ahsoka Tano]]]].


* In an JustForFun/Egregious'' example, the infamous You tube personality The Quartering has repeatedly complained about how he hates "politics" in games/movies/cartoons etc, [[InformedWrongness without ever explaining why exactly this is a bad thing]]. Then, when the trailer for [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOpsColdWar]] came out, he was all for it, along with most other gaming channels complaining about politics even though the game is explicitly political (as are technically ''all'' of the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' games, but we'll ignore that for now.) When people pointed this out, he made a video saying it was only "modern politics" that aren't ok. Not only is this a rather silly and arbitrary "rule" to begin with (as well as him saying on numerous times he just doesn't like "politics", without adding any qualifier that he only means modern politics.) He procedes to [[DiggingYourselfDeeper contradict this in the very same video]] by comparing stuff in the trailer to current political and social events, or, in other words, modern politics.]] Most likely he just means "political themes are ok when they are politics I agree with, but not if I disagree."

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* In an JustForFun/Egregious'' ''JustForFun/Egregious'' example, the infamous You tube personality The Quartering has repeatedly complained about how he hates "politics" in games/movies/cartoons etc, [[InformedWrongness without ever explaining why exactly this is a bad thing]]. Then, when the trailer for [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOpsColdWar]] came out, he was all for it, along with most other gaming channels complaining about politics even though the game is explicitly political (as are technically ''all'' of the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' games, but we'll ignore that for now.) When people pointed this out, he made a video saying it was only "modern politics" that aren't ok. Not only is this a rather silly and arbitrary "rule" to begin with (as well as him saying on numerous times he just doesn't like "politics", without adding any qualifier that he only means modern politics.) He procedes to [[DiggingYourselfDeeper contradict this in the very same video]] by comparing stuff in the trailer to current political and social events, or, in other words, modern politics.]] Most likely he just means "political themes are ok when they are politics I agree with, but not if I disagree."

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* In an JustForFun/Egregious'' example, the infamous You tube personality The Quartering has repeatedly complained about how he hates "politics" in games/movies/cartoons etc, [[InformedWrongness without ever explaining why exactly this is a bad thing]]. Then, when the trailer for [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOpsColdWar]] came out, he was all for it, along with most other gaming channels complaining about politics even though the game is explicitly political (as are technically ''all'' of the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' games, but we'll ignore that for now.) When people pointed this out, he made a video saying it was only "modern politics" that aren't ok. Not only is this a rather silly and arbitrary "rule" to begin with (as well as him saying on numerous times he just doesn't like "politics", without adding any qualifier that he only means modern politics.) He procedes to [[DiggingYourselfDeeper contradict this in the very same video]] by comparing stuff in the trailer to current political and social events, or, in other words, modern politics.]] Most likely he just means "political themes are ok when they are politics I agree with, but not if I disagree."


* This happens in the trucking industry, including garbage collection. The company decides that in order to justify paying you a certain amount of money, you have to collect a certain amount of garbage per week). If you start approaching that limit, they then determine that you're capable of collecting more, and raise the amount of trash they expect you to collect. Which means you go from collecting, say, 98% of your total amount to closer to 90% (while still collecting the same weight) - and, since you're now only collecting 90% of what they say you can collect, they're immediately cutting your pay since obviously you must be slacking off.

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* This happens in the trucking industry, including garbage collection. The company decides that in order to justify paying you a certain amount of money, you have to collect a certain amount of garbage per week).week. If you start approaching that limit, they then determine that you're capable of collecting more, and raise the amount of trash they expect you to collect. Which means you go from collecting, say, 98% of your total amount to closer to 90% (while still collecting the same weight) - and, since you're now only collecting 90% of what they say you can collect, they're immediately cutting your pay since obviously you must be slacking off.

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