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by Octavious
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Rule Regarding Game Press
Replies: 58
Views: 1742

Re: New Rule Regarding Game Press

If you're a French player trying to get England onside for a German invasion, could you say, for example:

"I'll make sure of Burgundy and try and get Italy onside. You do the same with Russia and get into position for the convoy. And then it's squareheads down for the big Bosch gangbang! Huzzah!"
by Octavious
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Rule Regarding Game Press
Replies: 58
Views: 1742

Re: New Rule Regarding Game Press

Just to clarify a little more: I often make "remove kebab" jokes when I'm fighting against Turkey. Is this still kosher, or am I not allowed to say things like that anymore? I'd hope it was allowed. Part of the fun of the game for many people is getting into character, and it'd be a damned shame if...
by Octavious
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump White House uses fake video to smear journalist
Replies: 23
Views: 370

Re: Trump White House uses fake video to smear journalist

I'm afraid you've allowed Trump to get the better of you, Jamie. He has you, and millions like you, believing a load of absolute nonsense. You then build your anti-Trump strategy based on that nonsense and wonder why you lose :p. If Trump was caught lying about something his supporters value he will...
by Octavious
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Armistice
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Armistice

@ Telamor I can sort of see your point, but have to disagree. You have to keep in mind that remembrance day was designed as a day for those who fought and lived to remember their friends who didn't, and for those who waved goodbye to their loved ones and never saw them return. It was only later that...
by Octavious
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Armistice
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Armistice

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.

I think it's worth giving Playdip credit for the respectful tribute from their site's leadership.
by Octavious
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: BLUE WAVE DEMOCRAT VICTORY PARTY
Replies: 30
Views: 383

Re: BLUE WAVE DEMOCRAT VICTORY PARTY

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:45 pm
Greg_the_republican wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:12 am
Sometimes I feel like the only conservative on WebDiplomacy.
This site is awash with right wing nutjobs, don't you worry.
It'd be nice if the site was awash with anything...
by Octavious
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: BLUE WAVE DEMOCRAT VICTORY PARTY
Replies: 30
Views: 383

Re: BLUE WAVE DEMOCRAT VICTORY PARTY

In other political news, President Macron of France is experimenting with ever more inventive ways to destroy what remains of his popularity. This week he'll be paying his respects to the memory of arch traitor and Nazi collaborator, Philippe Pétain, who helped Hitler slaughter countless numbers of ...
by Octavious
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: BLUE WAVE DEMOCRAT VICTORY PARTY
Replies: 30
Views: 383

Re: BLUE WAVE DEMOCRAT VICTORY PARTY

My understanding is that this particular crop of senators was skewed in the sense that Democrat opportunities were limited, and that other Senate elections will favour them more. Although regardless of that it must be disappointing for them to finish the campaign worse off. Am I right in saying that...
by Octavious
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: BLUE WAVE DEMOCRAT VICTORY PARTY
Replies: 30
Views: 383

Re: BLUE WAVE DEMOCRAT VICTORY PARTY

Well, that was dull. The political equivalent of a nil-nil draw.
by Octavious
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: BLUE WAVE DEMOCRAT VICTORY PARTY
Replies: 30
Views: 383

Re: BLUE WAVE DEMOCRAT VICTORY PARTY

Well, you have to laugh at the state of politics in the UK. The lunatic wing holding the balance of power on the right, the lunatic wing actually in charge on the left, and in the middle the Lib Dems wondering what the hell would have to happen for people to start voting for them again.
by Octavious
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: BLUE WAVE DEMOCRAT VICTORY PARTY
Replies: 30
Views: 383

Re: BLUE WAVE DEMOCRAT VICTORY PARTY

Having elections every two years is a real pain in the ass, as Mrs May in the UK taught us by having a special joke election for no good reason in 2017, pissing away her parliamentary majority and handing the balance of power to a small group of religious extremists. Bless. May's master plan has wo...
by Octavious
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Republican Victory Celebration
Replies: 17
Views: 221

Re: Republican Victory Celebration

Oh you don't get me I'm part of the union You don't get me I'm part of the union You don't get me I'm part of the union Till the day I die, till the day I die. Speaking of Communists, shouldn't there be a Democrat anti-Trump emerging by now? I've seen a surprisingly old looking Obama campaigning, an...
by Octavious
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: BLUE WAVE DEMOCRAT VICTORY PARTY
Replies: 30
Views: 383

Re: BLUE WAVE DEMOCRAT VICTORY PARTY

Par score for the night is for the Republicans to hold the Senate, and the Democrats to win a modest majority in the other one, from what I've read. I was amazed looking back over the last century by just how rare it's been for the Republicans to hold both of them. Just to check my understanding, ea...
by Octavious
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: BLUE WAVE DEMOCRAT VICTORY PARTY
Replies: 30
Views: 383

Re: BLUE WAVE DEMOCRAT VICTORY PARTY

It's going to be an interesting one to watch. When do the results start coming in? The first polls close 6pm EST but I wouldn't expect any significant results until a few hours after that. Best waiting until breakfast then? Cheers, Flash. Polls closing at 6 sounds ridiculously early to British ears...
by Octavious
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: BLUE WAVE DEMOCRAT VICTORY PARTY
Replies: 30
Views: 383

Re: BLUE WAVE DEMOCRAT VICTORY PARTY

It's going to be an interesting one to watch. When do the results start coming in?
by Octavious
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: So Sad
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: So Sad

I would propose a law that newspaper "corrections" must be printed on the same page or in the same place as the original item appeared. I hate to say it, but I'm agreeing with you again. I think you're falling into the trap of assuming Trump supporters are made up of naive souls who have been foole...
by Octavious
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: So Sad
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: So Sad

It is sad that a man of some intelligence, like Oct, does not care about the difference between truth and lies. This is something all intelligent people should care about. Politicians should be held to account. Liars and decievers should not be tolerated to hold office. A curious comment. I've not ...
by Octavious
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: So Sad
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: So Sad

I agree that the US office of President is much improved from the days it was occupied by Washington, the slave owning oath breaker and teller of the most famous lie in American politics, which you kindly quoted above. Everybody lies, starting with the baby who discovers that pretending it's in dist...
by Octavious
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump to tear up 14th Amendment
Replies: 16
Views: 251

Re: Trump to tear up 14th Amendment

The point I was making was more about the fact that right wingers in the US jerk off over their constitution, and at the same time their beloved Prez thinks he can amend it at his whim. I was wondering where that left them. I know, but where's the fun in simply agreeing with you? :razz: I dare say ...
by Octavious
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump to tear up 14th Amendment
Replies: 16
Views: 251

Re: Trump to tear up 14th Amendment

Yikes! In that case more power to Trump's elbow. The sooner the Yanks put an end to this State sponsored baby snatching the better.