Comic 171 - 5.5.47

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5.5.47
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Chippewa Ghost 1st Feb 2018, 9:01 PM edit delete
Chippewa Ghost
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Stever 1st Feb 2018, 10:29 PM edit delete reply
Stever
You should stop beating on them then...

...because it's boring.
Chippewa Ghost 2nd Feb 2018, 2:58 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Kinda like gross alcoholic intoxication!
Stever 2nd Feb 2018, 4:34 PM edit delete reply
Stever
You mean like "stop drinking" because your drunk. That makes to much sense.
anonymous coward 2nd Feb 2018, 1:47 AM edit delete reply
MSV is really racking up the damage toll pretty fast here. On the east side of the Atlantic the British have been refining a little something called "kettling" that I was expecting MSV to use in Autumn Bay. Less risk for the police, and it's utterly demoralizing for the people trying to "exercise their rights."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kettling
Chippewa Ghost 2nd Feb 2018, 6:47 AM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
These are anti-riot tactics; the first amendment doesn't cover the free expression of knuckles and thrown objects.

But yeah, maybe they should have used that earlier against actual protesters. "Kettling" looking dependent on having pretty large numbers of cops, though.
anonymous coward 2nd Feb 2018, 7:29 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, the home team irregulars don't look like this will go well for them in any way besides maybe a bit of martyr value. The survivors do likely have a case to argue entrapment, since they wouldn't have come out to fight without a legion of riot-armoured, ex-con neo-Nazis stomping around.

Kettling does have a fairly high minimum personnel requirement to be effective. It is also inherently tactically brittle: If the English keep starving their underclasses I can easily imagine it failing gruesomely when folks decide to charge the razor fences anyway because they're dead either way.

This completely ignores its comparative benefits: It's a higher reward technique in terms of dissuading, catching, and allowing identification of a much greater proportion of the protesters that show up. It probably has lower incidental casualties than teargas. It also allows the use of personnel that are differently equipped, and trained, from conventional riot-armour forces, and this greatly expands the potentially available personnel. Those three features are very useful for trying to suppress wide-scale, long-duration unrest, like, say, what you may need to keep order when slowly starving the underclasses.
Seabiscuit 2nd Feb 2018, 7:53 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
"Arghle" Haha what a familiar gurgle

Damn, I gotta wonder if there'll be any winners here
Chippewa Ghost 3rd Feb 2018, 2:47 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
I can assure you there will be losers.

...

Might be time to move to Australia!
Cooke 8th Feb 2018, 8:23 PM edit delete reply
Cooke
Heyyah!

I see what you did there.
Chippewa Ghost 8th Feb 2018, 8:42 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Talk shit?

o_0

I'd never.
BUMBLEBEE 3rd Feb 2018, 2:27 PM edit delete reply
BUMBLEBEE
Happy's boys are still fighting though - they're going down swinging!
Chippewa Ghost 3rd Feb 2018, 2:46 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
To paraphrase someone from my culture, they have not yet begun to fight.
AmeliaP 6th Feb 2018, 5:41 PM edit delete reply
AmeliaP
"beating hipsters is getting boring" Never! I always repeat Rampage 5 with Trevor in GTA V. Beating hipster is SO fun
Chippewa Ghost 8th Feb 2018, 8:41 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Ahhhhhhh rampages... I was more a GTA III and Vice City kinda guy, and they only started doing those in Vice City. Still, some pretty rampage-y good times!
Cooke 8th Feb 2018, 8:52 PM edit delete reply
Cooke
Now ye're wanting me to pick up GTA again! Dammit. I ain't got time to sink on the glorious fun.
Chippewa Ghost 8th Feb 2018, 9:19 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Probably said this somewhere else, but I once spent an entire night drinking and going over the same series of cinematic jumps again and again...
AmeliaP 13th Feb 2018, 2:05 PM edit delete reply
AmeliaP
Cinematic jumps remind me Max Payne 3 ^^ (love this game too)
AmeliaP 13th Feb 2018, 2:04 PM edit delete reply
AmeliaP
Yeah! I played GTA III and their rampages were awesome too! (Vice City GTA setting is one of my favorites too)