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by Octavious
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: And now for something completely different...
Replies: 15
Views: 123

Re: And now for something completely different...

Could do, have done, have literally no idea why it's an issue or what it could possibly have to do with being well heeled. The only common political view that would cause a problem is the view that there is only one right answer.
by Octavious
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: EU vaccine hoarding
Replies: 36
Views: 269

Re: EU vaccine hoarding

The sooner the better. These things come with expiration dates, after all. If we get to the stage where the likes of Germany starts throwing them away that would take the negative publicity to a new level.
by Octavious
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: EU vaccine hoarding
Replies: 36
Views: 269

Re: EU vaccine hoarding

Good God, but you're dense. Every western nation has ordered more than enough vaccines to service their population. Some several times over. The issue that matters is getting people vaccinated before they die, which carries with it a sense of urgency. Thousands are dying every day, you thick gobshit...
by Octavious
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: EU vaccine hoarding
Replies: 36
Views: 269

Re: EU vaccine hoarding

The political and totally unfounded attacks against the AZ vaccine are very deliberate, and the result has been several EU member states hoarding far more vaccines than they are using. I'm not sure how you can argue against that, ora. It is simple fact. If you're trying to imply I was suggesting tha...
by Octavious
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: EU vaccine hoarding
Replies: 36
Views: 269

Re: EU vaccine hoarding

Only you, flash, could conclude that the solution to vaccine hoarding is buying more vaccine :smirk:
by Octavious
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: And now for something completely different...
Replies: 15
Views: 123

Re: And now for something completely different...

In what sense did I not engage with the topic? I answered as fully as it is possible to answer, and you showed no enthusiasm for any elaboration. I assumed you'd lost interest.
by Octavious
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How Old are Diplomacy Players
Replies: 40
Views: 451

Re: How Old are Diplomacy Players

Who made bo an adult?
by Octavious
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: And now for something completely different...
Replies: 15
Views: 123

Re: And now for something completely different...

This is trolling, isn't it? You're not an idiot, and this is up there with describing the Salvation Army as a religious fundamentalist paramilitary organisation.
by Octavious
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: EU vaccine hoarding
Replies: 36
Views: 269

Re: EU vaccine hoarding

by Octavious
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess the Word
Replies: 1191
Views: 16205

Re: Guess the Word

If I presented this as an offering to Ceres, goddess of cereal and disappointing breakfasts, would she be pleased or strike me down?
by Octavious
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: And now for something completely different...
Replies: 15
Views: 123

Re: And now for something completely different...

The events are not remotely similar. Besides which there was plenty of blame to share around for 1916. The act of the British army shelling a British city is unconscionable.
by Octavious
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess the Word
Replies: 1191
Views: 16205

Re: Guess the Word

Could it be bigger than a smaller bug and smaller than a bigger bug?

Does the size vary or stay largely constant?
by Octavious
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: And now for something completely different...
Replies: 15
Views: 123

Re: And now for something completely different...

I approved of his foreign policy (which as someone who doesn't have to live in the US is one of the major issues) and had no problems with his stance on immigration. I also didn't view him as the root of all evil, which in the context of the WebDip political forum made me something of an outlier. Oh...
by Octavious
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: And now for something completely different...
Replies: 15
Views: 123

Re: And now for something completely different...

Nope. Don't agree with his stance on gun control, abortion, the role of religion, his instinct towards protectionism, his playing down of the impact of climate change, support of the coal industry, his reluctance to introduce health care free at the point of use, and various other policies. Also I d...
by Octavious
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess the Word
Replies: 1191
Views: 16205

Re: Guess the Word

Ahhh... in that case it must be parallelepiped
by Octavious
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess the Word
Replies: 1191
Views: 16205

Re: Guess the Word

Could this word, when you think about it, be used in an act of murder?
by Octavious
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: And now for something completely different...
Replies: 15
Views: 123

Re: And now for something completely different...

Well, you mentioned the phrase "the personal is political" without any attempt to explain what you might mean by it, and then posted a link to a discussion about a reddit agony aunt thread about a wife concerned over het husband's political activism. You can surely see how this is unclear? Is a dome...
by Octavious
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: And now for something completely different...
Replies: 15
Views: 123

Re: And now for something completely different...

A twitter conversation about a reddit agony aunt page? Dear Digital Deidre? That is certainly different, yes.

What direction are you hoping for this thread to go in? Another discussion on the Proud Boys? The breadth of the definition of politics? Whether you indulge in social media a bit too much?
by Octavious
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Texas got what it deserved
Replies: 15
Views: 160

Re: Texas got what it deserved

This quote has to the be the definition of pure ideology absent real facts. It comes from well over a decade working in the public sector, with a fair few years in regulation. Private companies under public regulation manage to do their best to skirt public regulation in areas that should be under ...
by Octavious
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Texas got what it deserved
Replies: 15
Views: 160

Re: Texas got what it deserved

You believe that Texas has a well regulated system?