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by Octavious
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The United States is a fascist police state, no longer a democracy
Replies: 74
Views: 604

Re: The United States is a fascist police state, no longer a democracy

See, I would entirely disagree. Violence by the state can be justified if it is in self-defence (or defence of others, I'm just fed up writing this additional bit). It's quite an important addition though. It expands what you consider acceptable circumstances for violence massively. Of course you a...
by Octavious
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The United States is a fascist police state, no longer a democracy
Replies: 74
Views: 604

Re: The United States is a fascist police state, no longer a democracy

Every criminal withdraws their consent, ora. It's irrelevant. It is society at large provides consent. Individuals or small groups do not carry much weight. Violent left wing extremists, even less so. Presuming you don't agree, let me ask you this. At what point do you believe the state has overstep...
by Octavious
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The United States is a fascist police state, no longer a democracy
Replies: 74
Views: 604

Re: The United States is a fascist police state, no longer a democracy

Very well, we shall take violence to have its traditional meaning without any of the left wing gobshite additions. No, I do not agree that violence is only justifiable in self defence. In terms of what justifies violence, it is the consensus of society. Different societies have achieved different co...
by Octavious
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The United States is a fascist police state, no longer a democracy
Replies: 74
Views: 604

Re: The United States is a fascist police state, no longer a democracy

Again, you're going to need to define violence before I engage in this argument. The left at various times expands their definition to include rudeness or even being quiet, so it makes sense to underline what definition of violence you're using this week before I respond.
by Octavious
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Using "Nonviolent Communication" in Press
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Using "Nonviolent Communication" in Press

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by Octavious
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The United States is a fascist police state, no longer a democracy
Replies: 74
Views: 604

Re: The United States is a fascist police state, no longer a democracy

As I am never sure what your definition of violence is I doubt it is possible to answer your question. Come to think of it, I'm not entirely sure about your definition of self defense either.
by Octavious
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The United States is a fascist police state, no longer a democracy
Replies: 74
Views: 604

Re: The United States is a fascist police state, no longer a democracy

Laugh it up, Octavious. Laugh it up. I understand you are laughing. Because you're winning. You and your nationalist, right-wing pals are winning. Hard-won rights are being eroded and racist, homophobic regimes and fronts are gaining power across Europe and the Western world. I am sure you are very...
by Octavious
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The United States is a fascist police state, no longer a democracy
Replies: 74
Views: 604

Re: The United States is a fascist police state, no longer a democracy

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:22 am
My name is Jamie the T
The inner child found this very amusing :razz:
by Octavious
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Homepage improvement...
Replies: 17
Views: 239

Re: Homepage improvement...

I'm not sure how good an idea a random game is. Many of our games are great, but others... not so much. We wouldn't do ourselves any favours by attempting to entice new players with the prospect of an unstoppable juggernaut slowly carving its way through a couple of civil disorders, the inept, and t...
by Octavious
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How's 2020 going?
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: How's 2020 going?

:-D Great to hear My sister's getting married next month which will add to the fun, and Covid-19 has given her a cast iron excuse not to invite certain aunts and uncles who are much better off being kept as far away from family gatherings as possible. The wildlife has particularly great too. We've h...
by Octavious
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The United States is a fascist police state, no longer a democracy
Replies: 74
Views: 604

Re: The United States is a fascist police state, no longer a democracy

orathaic wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:08 pm
Excellent descriptor: https://eand.co/america-is-having-the-m ... d3358a2745
Lol! Where do you find this shite?
by Octavious
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How's 2020 going?
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: How's 2020 going?

Quite genuinely it's been a great year. Fantastic weather, had a splurge of theatre trips in the first 3 months that felt ridiculously OTT at the time but turns out to have been timed beautifully, had 10 weeks of minimal work on full pay full of long walks in the sunshine and drinking beer in the ga...
by Octavious
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The United States is a fascist police state, no longer a democracy
Replies: 74
Views: 604

Re: The United States is a fascist police state, no longer a democracy

Lol! Is that the stage you've reached? Everything that you don't agree with is harmful? The next step is to declare all opposing political views racist or sexist, and make voting for people who represent those views a hate crime, and your journey towards totalitarianism will be complete. The stage ...
by Octavious
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bar Billiards
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Bar Billiards

Well, yes... Being drunk goes without saying. It's impossible to achieve a decent aerial shot when sober, but after a few and a few more you can dance the balls across the mushroom tops.
by Octavious
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bar Billiards
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Bar Billiards

Is this the game where you have to hit the other two balls with your one, or the gamr where you need to pocket your balls before the opponent finishes theirs? The first one is regular billiards. No idea what the 2nd one is :razz:. No, bar billiards is the one that looks a bit like a pool table but ...
by Octavious
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bar Billiards
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Bar Billiards

Any fans out there?

The local pub has just acquired a table and it looks rather fun, but I've not a scooby about tactics.
by Octavious
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Poland on domestic violence treaty
Replies: 13
Views: 156

Re: Poland on domestic violence treaty

flash2015 wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:21 am
I wouldn't say it the same way as Jamiet said it
That’s it? That's all the criticism of Jamie's appalling comments we get?

You're a bloody disgrace, the lot of you. I'll waste no more time here.
by Octavious
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Poland on domestic violence treaty
Replies: 13
Views: 156

Re: Poland on domestic violence treaty

One imagines that the Catholic Church, were it represented here, would strongly disagree and protest vigorously against anti religious bias and bigotry. As much as such a debate would have been an enjoyable spectacle back in the old forum, the old forum is long dead and you are well across the line ...
by Octavious
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Poland on domestic violence treaty
Replies: 13
Views: 156

Re: Poland on domestic violence treaty

Lol! Are you trying to get Zultar to ban you again, Jamie? If I didn't know better I'd say you missed the attention. There's no harm in disagreeing with Catholicism, but declaring them to be pro-rape is pushing the definition of "facts" a hell of a lot, even for you. It's not even vaguely in the dir...