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by Octavious
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Brexit solved
Replies: 12
Views: 198

Re: Brexit solved

They said that last time and it turned out they were speaking out of their arses. Saying it this time would be someone different as Boris would be able to justify saying he tried and failed to get an extension, and then possibly force parliament to choose between his deal or no deal on the 31st. Or ...
by Octavious
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wow
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Wow

I saw a Yankees match once. I remember the beer was better than I was expecting... There was also a big screen showing the score at other matches in an attempt to reassure you that, even though very little was going on in front of you, there were thousands of others watching even less action elsewhe...
by Octavious
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wow
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Wow

I've been waiting in hope that someone will give a hint of what's wow, but alas only a few likes...

... So, what are the holy shit balls in n this picture?
by Octavious
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Brexit solved
Replies: 12
Views: 198

Re: Brexit solved

Two letters (and a cover letter)! I kinda guessed this was where he was going. The EU to decide how long an extention. I've heard on person suggest 11+ years... (which would result in revoking article 50 followed be restarting it, to reset to a 2 year delay...). So perhaps a couple of weeks delay t...
by Octavious
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Asking People to Miss a Phase...On Purpose
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Asking People to Miss a Phase...On Purpose

I don't see why not, but I also don't see why the person you ask wouldn't simply reply "do it yourself you cheeky sod". One of the fundamentals of Diplomacy is weighing up the possible rewards against the possible consequences of the options available to you. I don't see how this option is any diffe...
by Octavious
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Brexit solved
Replies: 12
Views: 198

Re: Brexit solved

Time will tell. The betting sites have it pretty 50/50. The Financial Times best guess is that there will be a handful of votes in it, and they tend to know what they are talking about. Corbyn doesn't intend to use the whip and a fair few Labour MPs are considering voting for it. The 20 odd exTories...
by Octavious
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Brexit solved
Replies: 12
Views: 198

Re: Brexit solved

You underestimate the DUP. Money won't make them accept what they are fundamentally opposed to. As far as I can see the only way this deal passes Parliament is if a host of pro-Brexit Labour MPs rebel, the deal is amended to include a confirmatory vote, or the EU says it's either this deal or no deal.
by Octavious
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump is the Antichrist
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Trump is the Antichrist

Don't know what Trump wants but he knows how to get it...
by Octavious
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park

Ora, I can honestly say that I haven't got the foggiest idea what you're getting at. Do I like the way China does things? Not at all. Do I plan on doing anything about this beyond expressing approval when my government promotes the merits of democracy? Not particularly. Am I going to lose any sleep ...
by Octavious
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park

I'm certainly not worried. There's a world of difference between a customer influencing the product by saying what they are and are not prepared to pay for, and a product being banned. Anyone can make pro-Trump lolly pops, but no one has a right to expect to sell any at a Democrat rally.
by Octavious
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park

Alas, the storm has caused the England France game to be cancelled (and New Zealand Italy, which is a shame for the Italians but has no impact on anything beyond that). Hoping that group A isn't decided by the weather.... Remind me, Ora, when it was that Holywood didn't tailor its films to the sensi...
by Octavious
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Diplomacy Games are Like Onions, Layer 1: Politics
Replies: 20
Views: 1866

Re: Diplomacy Games are Like Onions, Layer 1: Politics

An interesting article. Have to say I am inclined to disagree with a few of the fundamentals, although a lot of the content is sound. The ultimate goal in Diplomacy, that trumps all others, is non-strategic. This goal is simply to have fun. A Diplomacy player who regularly achieves this goal will co...
by Octavious
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park

I'm amazed... South Park used to be allowed in China?!?
by Octavious
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ashamed of My Country
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Ashamed of My Country

The Yanks couldn't have stayed to provide protection for the Kurds indefinitely. Ultimately they had to withdraw at some stage. The question was always merely what state the Kurds would be in when they left, which the Turks shall discover soon enough. It's worth bearing in mind that the Kurds didn't...
by Octavious
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park

Can't say I have a Scooby what you're on about :-)

This weekend sees England and France play at the world cup, although Japan Scotland is the one I'm most looking forward to. Hopefully the big storm won't cause them to be cancelled.
by Octavious
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Great and unmatched wisdom
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Great and unmatched wisdom

I believe krellin said it best we he uttered those perceptive words...

"dance, monkeys, dance"
by Octavious
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Webdip rank
Replies: 13
Views: 1098

Re: Webdip rank

is your rank determined by your available points, or total points including points in play? Avaliable points. It used to be something of a fashion amongst certain players with a lot of points to hide them in a password protected game that would never start and mascarade as political puppets. Perhap...
by Octavious
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: That Impeachment Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 583

Re: That Impeachment Thread

It's just Trump being Trump ;) Sorry, I've really not been following the latest storyline in the Trump show. The rugby world cup is on, for God's sake. Priorities, dontchaknow? Besides which, haven't we already exhausted the impeachment line? I thought it was a none starter because you needed 2/3 of...
by Octavious
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Australian State/Territory Law reforms, Abortion, Euthenasia, Marijuana & Prostitution
Replies: 12
Views: 178

Re: Australian State/Territory Law reforms, Abortion, Euthenasia, Marijuana & Prostitution

@ Major Let's move away from things happening without consent, as that's pretty black and white and not of great interest. What I'm talking about is a new airline, or new restaurant say, opening up with female staff contacted to wear revealing clothing and have things like their arses pinched. It wo...
by Octavious
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Very superstitious
Replies: 10
Views: 898

Re: Very superstitious

One should avoid superstitions at all cost. They're frightfully unlucky.