Search found 1546 matches

by Octavious
Tue May 26, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Juggernaut Bogeyman?
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: The Juggernaut Bogeyman?

From a 5 minute live game (yes, there just to be loads of them) back in July 2010 "(To: Global, from Italy) - Autumn, 1902: Holy shit. There's a fucking juggernaut in the east and Austria's just warping around." The juggernaut has been the bogeyman of choice for as long as I've been here, and as far...
by Octavious
Fri May 22, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Incel charged with Terrorism
Replies: 27
Views: 169

Re: Incel charged with Terrorism

But in terms of terrorism, I use the generally accepted definition that it's the use of violence and/or intimidation against non combatants (be it civilians or military outside of a declared war) to advance a political aim. So, suffragists are not terrorists as they were an organisation which had cl...
by Octavious
Fri May 22, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Incel charged with Terrorism
Replies: 27
Views: 169

Re: Incel charged with Terrorism

I'm confused, Ora. You seem to be criticising Obama overusing the word terrorist in order to expand his options regarding killing people, and then at the same time saying that somehow justifies expanding the definition of terrorist even further. If anything Obama's actions should encourage greater r...
by Octavious
Fri May 22, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Incel charged with Terrorism
Replies: 27
Views: 169

Re: Incel charged with Terrorism

You. If you want further guidance, let's say desirable to you in the sense that it better resembles a world working as you believe it should.
by Octavious
Fri May 22, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Incel charged with Terrorism
Replies: 27
Views: 169

Re: Incel charged with Terrorism

I'm less interested in the Octavious of 100 years ago, fine fellow though he no doubt is/was, than I am in your view. Do you believe it is desirable and correct to describe the Suffragettes as terrorists?

It is not a trick question, nor do I believe it to be particularly difficult to answer.
by Octavious
Fri May 22, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Incel charged with Terrorism
Replies: 27
Views: 169

Re: Incel charged with Terrorism

But yes, if you believe that there is a problem with government over-reach, and that people's rights are being affected by the 'terrorism' label, the have I got a story to tell you about the FBI infiltrating the civil rights movement... I'm not sure what your issue with labeling incels as terrorist...
by Octavious
Thu May 21, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Incel charged with Terrorism
Replies: 27
Views: 169

Re: Incel charged with Terrorism

Not ignoring, just trying to ensure that I understand you and Jamie's thinking before I answer. You believe it is desirable and correct to label the Suffragettes as a terrorist organisation?
by Octavious
Thu May 21, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Incel charged with Terrorism
Replies: 27
Views: 169

Re: Incel charged with Terrorism

Just to be clear. You're saying that you want to define the Suffragettes as a terrorist organisation?
by Octavious
Wed May 20, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Incel charged with Terrorism
Replies: 27
Views: 169

Re: Incel charged with Terrorism

Are you equating the incels to the feminist movement, Ora?
by Octavious
Wed May 20, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Incel charged with Terrorism
Replies: 27
Views: 169

Re: Incel charged with Terrorism

Well, Incels do have a shared goal, to some degree. They want to hurt the people who they hold to blame for the fact they can't get laid. Pretty much all murderers want to hurt people they blame for some hardship, be it real or imagined. That does not make it terrorism, otherwise you'd have to defi...
by Octavious
Tue May 19, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Incel charged with Terrorism
Replies: 27
Views: 169

Re: Incel charged with Terrorism

Seems a tad odd to me. Surely a basic foundation stone of terrorism is a shared political goal. Whether that's an independence movement, or to stop a war, or bring down a some powerful entity. Is there such a thing for angry incels? Is there even an incel minded organisation that vaguely resembles a...
by Octavious
Tue May 19, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: China slaps approx 80% tariff on Australian Barley and stops Meat imports
Replies: 9
Views: 78

Re: China slaps approx 80% tariff on Australian Barley and stops Meat imports

I hate to break it to you, Major, but in days of the opium wars you were the British Empire. Regardless of that, I largely agree. China's response to becoming a major power able to resist being taken advantage of is to become just as bad as the historic imperial powers it used to despise. This is li...
by Octavious
Mon May 18, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 269
Views: 7611

Re: Coronavirus

His https://twitter.com/Piers_Corbyn/status ... 70816?s=19 post contains a link to a leaflet he's promoting. The usual stuff, 5G bad, vaccines bad, Bill Gates bad, Mainstream Media bad, and a bit about NHS privatisation for good measure.
by Octavious
Mon May 18, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 269
Views: 7611

Re: Coronavirus

Jeremy Corbyn's older (and, academicly at least, far more successful) brother. He's been a leading figure in the anti lockdown protests in the UK, in places ranging from Glastonbury to London. His line seems to straddle both the idea that it's massively overhyped and that it's being caused by 5G pho...
by Octavious
Mon May 18, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 269
Views: 7611

Re: Coronavirus

Coronavirus is a dirty Conservative political trick. A Corbyn said so:

https://twitter.com/Piers_Corbyn/status ... 68704?s=19
by Octavious
Sun May 17, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Counting Game
Replies: 345
Views: 15201

Re: The Counting Game

307 people took part in the world's largest laser tag survival match at the NEC in Birmingham on the 6th of April 2013. The winner was Marcus van Wiml.
by Octavious
Sun May 17, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 269
Views: 7611

Re: Coronavirus

:-D Lol! Brilliant
by Octavious
Sat May 16, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Adventures of brainbomb
Replies: 50
Views: 2262

Re: Adventures of brainbomb

Pah, covid hasn't stopped the traditions that matter. Sure, maybe passing the quaich may not be particularly wise, but the core stuff perseveres. Have a great day, and use corona as an excuse to stop anything you don't like :). Holes per year is a fun unit of measurement. I've got no idea what it m...
by Octavious
Sat May 16, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Counting Game
Replies: 345
Views: 15201

Re: The Counting Game

This is Sparta!
by Octavious
Sat May 16, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Adventures of brainbomb
Replies: 50
Views: 2262

Re: Adventures of brainbomb

Pah, covid hasn't stopped the traditions that matter. Sure, maybe passing the quaich may not be particularly wise, but the core stuff perseveres. Have a great day, and use corona as an excuse to stop anything you don't like :). Holes per year is a fun unit of measurement. I've got no idea what it me...