War - thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by MutantScalper, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. DarkCorp

    DarkCorp Ninja Lurker

    Oct 27, 2003
    Who knows.

    Maybe the university doesn't need police. Then, if something serious happens, parents will bitch and moan why there was no police there and try to sue the university.

    Yea an MRAP is a bit much for CAMPUS police, I will give you that. My point still stands with run of the mill police forces. Your university example still doesn't justify the drama of, 'police militarisation'. We ALSO have discussed this previously.
     
  2. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Misanthropic God of Rations Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    Those liberal college students are so rough and tough though. They need plenty of armor in case they decide to launch RPG's and utilize asymmetrical warfare.
     
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  3. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Half-way Through My Half-life

    Sep 17, 2016
    The militarization of the police is basically due to three factors:

    1. Post 9/11 hysteria
    2. The culture of the police and glorification of violence
    3. The fact the US military keeps giving them its hand me downs.

    I will say, though, only one place exists where we should cut mercenaries off and that's the US prison system.

    De-privatize them all immediately.

    Hahahaha! I just checked out that article. *I* went to Ohio University. I take full credit for the need for all of the militarization.

    They all sensed my anarchist impulses.
     
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  4. Einhanderc7

    Einhanderc7 Vat dipped, grown and still oozing with perfection

    Apr 22, 2016
    All of this reminds me of that Oregon occupation of the wildlife building.
    I greatly enjoyed the unboxing of some care packages they received. (NSFW)
    http://1059thebrew.iheart.com/onair/cort-webber-39106/someone-sent-the-burns-militia-a-14269243/

    The best perspective to maintain when dealing with a governing body; assume it is a living organism, by doing so their path of logic is illuminated. Basically its a multi-cell-organism fighting to survive, at all costs.

    Best be quick and hide all those delightful resources you have been hoarding, because the tax man wants his unfair share.
     
  5. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Half-way Through My Half-life

    Sep 17, 2016
    I confess, I was always confused why people were so up in arms about that. People used to occupy federal buildings all the time in the Sixties.
     
  6. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    You regularly unleashed "Cthulhu Armageddon" on weekends?
     
  7. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Half-way Through My Half-life

    Sep 17, 2016
    Clearly they feared my potential danger to the establishment.

    :)
     
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  8. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    "CT" stands for "Certified Terrorist".
     
  9. The notorious OVB

    The notorious OVB Realpolitik Scrubjunker.

    Dec 28, 2016
    Counter terrorists win.
     
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  10. Supreme Shah Ismail

    Supreme Shah Ismail Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Sep 17, 2016
    I will say this, war prior to the 1800's was cooler. Cavalry charges, large battles to the death, swords, armor and etc.

    Maybe I like it more because im such a huge history nerd and I adore cavalry (cavalry charges are just too badass)
     
  11. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Yeah, you would also die more often in very horrorible ways, due to infections, bacteria, poor hygene etc. I am not saying that it doesn't happen today either, but medications and medicine in particular has REALLY improved a lot compared to medieval times. Or even just 1 or 2 centures ago. I mean geting a bullet in your arm or leg, often meant that you lost that limb. If you experienced a battle like in the napoleonic area or before that, it was maybe even better if you just died as surviving veterans had a really shitty life, missing some limbs and all that if you didn't had some really good family behind you that would take care about you, you have been pretty much forced to go around and begging for stuff.

    Seriously, I love history as much like the next guy. But the last thing I REALLY want, is to actually experience it.
     
  12. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    Cavalry did underline the importance of mobility in war. Always did well with my Sarmatian horse archers in Rome - Total War. And Gothic cavalry.
     
  13. Supreme Shah Ismail

    Supreme Shah Ismail Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Sep 17, 2016
    Never said I wanted to experience it, just saying the brutality of it and the fighting styles were just more appealing to me.
     
  14. The notorious OVB

    The notorious OVB Realpolitik Scrubjunker.

    Dec 28, 2016
    Gothic Knights I agree with, they're one of my favourite units (alongside Greek Firethrowers) however, my favourite unit in Rome Total War was undoubtedly the Cataphract, because of how near invincible they were.
     
  15. ThatZenoGuy

    ThatZenoGuy Residential Zealous Evolved Nano Organism

    Nov 8, 2016
    War, huh, yeah
    What is it good for
    Absolutely nothing
    War, huh, yeah
    What is it good for
    Absolutely nothing
    Say it again, why'all
     
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  16. Supreme Shah Ismail

    Supreme Shah Ismail Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Sep 17, 2016
    Persian Cataphracts were essentially the Apache helicopter of their day. Basically the whole concept of knights (land owning warrior class who fight on horseback with heavy armor/lances who are sworn to serve the king and defend the realm) is from Iranian Parthians and Sassanids, in which the roman byzantines adopted cataphracts and they later influenced european knight caste.
     
  17. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    It's been a long time since I played it, don't remember if I tried Cataphract. Seleucids were pretty tough from what I remember but I mostly played with Suebii/Germanics. I tried to do ambushes in the style of the woodsmen the Germanic barbarians were but it can't really be done well in the game, it was always a meeting engagement of something on a fairly open field.
     
  18. The notorious OVB

    The notorious OVB Realpolitik Scrubjunker.

    Dec 28, 2016
    They sexually identify as attack helicopters, you will call them apache, and respect they're right to kill for their country, if you do not, you're a heliphobe, and need to check your vehicle privilege.
     
  19. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
  20. valcik

    valcik Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 20, 2008