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    [–] Belgium says loot boxes are gambling, wants them banned in Europe Razor12323 2 points ago in europe

    For sure. Espically since they're going to start supposedly being banned in many states for minors as well.

    [–] Belgium says loot boxes are gambling, wants them banned in Europe Razor12323 -3 points ago in europe

    Yeah, because no minor ever got a hold of a product with 18/21 age limit

    I agree that lootboxes are cancer, but that's a pretty weak argument on why it should just be outright banned.

    [–] Belgium says loot boxes are gambling, wants them banned in Europe Razor12323 12 points ago * (lasted edited 20 hours ago) in europe

    The State of Hawaii is gonna take action to ban sales of games with lootboxes to minors, and I imagine the rest of the US will follow. I'm wondering if many EU countries will take a similar course of action. Hopefully these games being banned from sale to minors will deny these companies too much income for lootboxes to be worth it.

    [–] FCC announces vote to destroy net neutrality next month Razor12323 1 points ago in news

    This. I'm sure she would've been fine with removing net neutrality, but because of how unpopular removing it would be I doubt she actually would've gone through with it.

    [–] Belgium says loot boxes are gambling, wants them banned in Europe Razor12323 98 points ago * (lasted edited 21 hours ago) in europe

    They want lootboxes banned? Like, not even that games with lootboxes should have their PEGI rating increased for gambling, or that winning chances should be published, just that they should be banned. That's an interesting take on the situation.

    [–] [Devblog] Meet the six upcoming free units Razor12323 1 points ago in Steel_Division

    Were the Free French Forces notorious for just replacing heavy casualties with random civilians? I've personally never heard of that but it wouldn't be suprising considering they were fighting a huge chunk of the post D-Day conflict in France.

    [–] Paradox's DLC policy is smart, they only messed up with EU IV and CK II. Razor12323 1 points ago in paradoxplaza

    Ya, considering he forgot all the stuff coming in the free update, like CoC, decisions, and the national unity change along with all the other stuff in the dlc on the store page, like capturing equipment.

    [–] Eugen PLZ Razor12323 1 points ago in Steel_Division

    Polish cavalry barely existed duirng the invasion of Poland, I doubt there's really any cases of them still using cavalry post D-Day.

    [–] Discussion of flag goes to the land of flag representing the sun and then into something. Razor12323 4 points ago in ShitWehraboosSay

    Wel, a Tiger versus a Sherman IS a lopsided battle. If the Tigers don't run out of fuel before getting to the battle, that is.

    Well shit, good thing the Germans had 50,000 Tigers around in order to drive out the Western Allies.....

    Seriously, why do people think the Tiger and Sherman M4 are the same type of tank? Why don't we compare the Tiger and a Jumbo instead? Like, how would a Werhb feel if I said "well a T-26 vs a Panzer IV is a pretty lopsided battle"

    [–] F.C.C. Announces Plan to Repeal Net Neutrality Razor12323 3 points ago in news

    The only reason 3rd parties are a wasted vote is because people like you think 3rd parties are a wasted vote.

    [–] What is the current community favourite mega mod? Razor12323 1 points ago in hoi4

    I agree with you, I'm not huge into alt history, but Kaiserreich just has so many extra mechanics to make it fun.

    [–] New Valkyria Project Announcement Trailer Razor12323 1 points ago in Games

    And unlike VC1 and VC3, all the characters look super young. Where are the playable people in their 40s, 50s and 60s?

    You're playing as the Federation this time around, they won't have the same manpower issues that Galicia did, but since they are a democracy it seems plausible that the devs could say that the Federation allows females in the armed forces, explaining why you have a full character loadout of combat aged men and women.

    [–] Weekly SWS discussion - November 18, 2017 Razor12323 4 points ago in ShitWehraboosSay

    10 X-wings = 1 TIE fighters!

    The irony is that my experience with Star Wars Armada has taught me that the opposite is true.

    [–] Weekly SWS discussion - November 18, 2017 Razor12323 3 points ago in ShitWehraboosSay

    This isn't your question, but it's semi related. From my understanding part of the myth comes from the Soviet ability to trick the Germans into thinking they had a bigger army then they actually did, when often most the line had more German soldiers than Soviet ones. This was done to scare the Germans into being defensive while the Soviets massed forces in one area for concentrated offenses. This doctrine obviously allows the Soviets to have overwhelming numbers when they did make an offensives, adding even further to the myth.

    [–] The final casulties of WW1. 17 million dead centries, 30 million dead of the Entente. Thats a record! Razor12323 2 points ago in hoi4

    They mobilized 8 million people and took 5-6 million combat casualties (not deaths, casualties) irl, so it's not like they weren't willing to use everyone in the country to continue the war if they needed to.

    [–] U.S. Military and CIA leaders may be investigated for war crimes - The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) informed the Pre-Trial Chamber that "there is a reasonable basis to believe that war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed by US military forces" Razor12323 2 points ago in worldnews

    The APOC was a terrible company that mistreated its workers and pissed off Iranians. And you selling me a room is no comparison. It would be like if you sold me a room in your house that contained a shitload of resources, and then I abused your children (which for some reason you couldn't provide for) and made them extract the resources from the room for a pittance. Wouldn't you want to stop seize the room back and make a better system? Besides, even if we accept that nationalizing British oil companies is theft against Britain, the appropriate response wouldn't be to steal the entire nation of Iran!

    I want to make it clear I'm not relieving the US of all guilt here, just that there is a shared blame. I agree with this entire segment of your post, but is it ok if China or India just nationalizing foreign shit just doesn't sit with me well.

    Yes wars will have war crimes. It doesn't mean the parties shouldn't be held responsible. Also, saying the US prosecutes their soldiers is extremely dubious. Plenty of (most) war criminals walk free, and some even have ass-kissing movies made about them. (Chris Kyle) Even if they wanted to prosecute their soldiers, how are you supposed to catch them all? Clearly the best way to prevent war crimes is not to punish soldiers but to prevent war. There needs to be international consequences.

    We agree here. Sadly, some war criminals will always get away, and it's pretty disgusting that Chris Kyle even got a movie, but it's not unfair to say that the majority of these warcrimes, or even normal crimes committed by the US in foreign or domestic bases, are properly tried.

    Yes, I agree that Canada, the UK, China, and France should all be held at least partially responsible as well as the US. Obviously Saudi Arabia is the biggest criminal in this instance, but the others aren't exempt.

    Agreed. I don't even understand why Saudi Arabia is in Yemen right now when the Prince is supposedly trying to liberalize the country.

    From what I understand, the intervention in Libya was a NATO-based intervention

    It was a mix of the UN and NATO, but what makes it different from normal is that it was a UK and French venture. The US was basically invited in and we accepted against Obama's desires because the public wanted us to support UK and France for a variety of reasons. The confusion about this being a US led coalition comes from the fact that the US and Canada basically chose to enter as separate command structures, and every other coalition member that wasn't the UK, France, or Canada chose to join the US operation and be under the US command structure.

    Anyway, it's not entirely America's fault, but supplying intel, logistics and bombings is definitely participating in a war, which is completely unjustified,

    I can't reasonably agree with this statement, because I don't blame South Korea or Sweden for the 2003 Iraq War.

    Gadaffi was an oppressive dictator to be sure, but these interventions never "un-dictator" countries. It makes countries worse, as a new dictator steps in, but this time, half of the country's infrastructure is destroyed.

    I agree with the sentiment, but in the case of Libya the country was already in a civil war. In fact, the people who killed Gadaffi were other Libyans. My point being that in this specific case, unless NATO provided a shitton of support to the side oppossing Gadaffi and they could not have one otherwise, that the rebels would've won anyway.

    It is also important to remember that foreign countries are almost never altruistic when supporting regime change/intervention

    Agreed. It's always about geopolitical situations. I never claimed that the US was going into every Middle Eastern war to bring democracy or because "they hate our freedom" or whatever.

    It's not concern for the people that leads them to this, but desire for a government that will ally with them

    I disagree here, if only because the US is tried nation building Iraq into a democracy, and is still trying to do it with Afghanistan. If they just wanted leadership that would agree with them then they would've just put in a dictator and called it a day. Don't get me wrong, the US and friends have gone into these wars for political reasons (when it's not defending an ally), but the modern US seems to try to rebuild the country in its image, even if the people there don't want that.