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by Octavious
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Wargaming Scenarios
Replies: 12
Views: 74

Re: Wargaming Scenarios

I don't understand - why are the Ukrainians fascists? I really hope that at some point Ukraine could become part of the EU. You would not want to see that? In late 2013 the leadership of Ukraine was under the democratically legitimate (as far as anything is in that part of the world) control of a p...
by Octavious
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Wargaming Scenarios
Replies: 12
Views: 74

Re: Wargaming Scenarios

Going back to the subject at hand, it is possible that the US does indeed opt for the cowardly and morally bankrupt approach to Taiwan that you propose. If China and Russia do invade it will be under the assumption that this will indeed be the case. The consequences for freedom and democracy across...
by Octavious
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Wargaming Scenarios
Replies: 12
Views: 74

Re: Wargaming Scenarios

As fascinating as a conversation regarding why you think the UK was any more relevant within the EU than out of it would be, it's probably best to save it for another day. One of the more idiotic narratives put forward by elements of the Remain side was that Brexiters were somehow fawning for a retu...
by Octavious
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Wargaming Scenarios
Replies: 12
Views: 74

Re: Wargaming Scenarios

Beyond members of the security council and the supposed guardians of liberal democracy defending a European neighbour from illegal authoritarian invasion, probably nothing. In all honesty I think Ukraine would probably pin its hopes on the Yanks moreso than the Europeans, although its Crimean experi...
by Octavious
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Wargaming Scenarios
Replies: 12
Views: 74

Wargaming Scenarios

What if China invaded Taiwan and Russia invaded the Ukraine simultaneously? How would the US and Europe react to a challenging situation that, even if they were under firm and decisive leadership, they would struggle to find the resources to effectively counter? The question has been inspired by the...
by Octavious
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: can someone please explain Zoroastrianism
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: can someone please explain Zoroastrianism

Pah. Little more than a Atenism tribute band.
by Octavious
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: can someone please explain Zoroastrianism
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: can someone please explain Zoroastrianism

Zoroastrianism is a method fighting climate change, typically utilising elements of magic, first invented by Zoroaster himself, and combining that with the encouragement of believers to sustain and align themselves to existence, potentially creating an impressive reduction in carbon emissions. Mains...
by Octavious
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Can someone explain communism to me
Replies: 9
Views: 74

Re: Can someone explain communism to me

Ok, Jamie, I give up. What exactly is it that you think trolling is?
by Octavious
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Can someone explain communism to me
Replies: 9
Views: 74

Re: Can someone explain communism to me

Communism is a method fighting climate change, typically utilising elements of starvation alongside executions as a form of population control, and combining that with the decimation of industry to create an impressive reduction in carbon emissions. Mainstream media will typically try to tarnish its...
by Octavious
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New annual point giveaway!!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1612

Re: New annual point giveaway!!!!

dargorygel wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:58 am
I know a man who once owned a concrete yacht.
There are quite a few concrete boats in Gloucestershire. The Purton wingdyke fleet has a load of them. They are quite majestic in a brutalist kind of way.
by Octavious
Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tibet bans Guns
Replies: 15
Views: 683

Re: Tibet bans Guns

Sounds damned convenient if you ask me. You don't get Dr Who trying to weasel out of past crimes using the regeneration excuse... Or perhaps you do... What's canon changes rather frequently with the good Doctor.
by Octavious
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tibet bans Guns
Replies: 15
Views: 683

Re: Tibet bans Guns

What with reincarnation I thought there was only one? Or is it two oscillating back and forth on an infinite job share scheme? Either way it would make for an interesting trial. Could you arrest the current Dalai Lama for the crimes of previous Dalai Lama(s)(i) if he genuinely believes it was him?
by Octavious
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tibet bans Guns
Replies: 15
Views: 683

Re: Tibet bans Guns

Tibet is an interesting sort of place. It has been romanticised by the West more so than any other country I can think of, to the extent that virtually no one thinks of independent Tibet under the Dalai Lama as being the religious dictatorship dominated by the monasteries and ruling families, with t...
by Octavious
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New annual point giveaway!!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1612

Re: New annual point giveaway!!!!

1 for sorrow 2 for joy 3 for a girl 4 for a boy 5 for silver 6 for gold 7 for a secret ne're to be told So clearly 6th or 7th best suits a Diplomacy player... Ahh, but alternatively 1 for sorrow 2 for mirth 3 for a funeral 4 for a birth 5 for heaven 6 for hell 7 for the Devil himself Again... Probab...
by Octavious
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New annual point giveaway!!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1612

Re: New annual point giveaway!!!!

This is really interesting. It pays to sign up later, bit if everyone does that no one will get paid. Prisoner's dilemma. This post is not a sign-up by the way. I'm not going for a #2. Quite right, too. 1st the worst, 2nd the best, 3rd the one with the hairy chest. Can't have mods going around bein...
by Octavious
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: EU vaccine hoarding
Replies: 69
Views: 2604

Re: EU vaccine hoarding

The EU's vaccine strategy continues to attract criticism from across the board. Today Pfizer's vice president has accused the EU of introducing new rules that have slowed down vaccine production. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pfizer-vaccine-production-eu-covid-b1825355.html Meanwhi...
by Octavious
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Car Warranty
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: Car Warranty

No, that's never entered the lingo and has a rather different meaning, and regardless I'd be inclined to avoid any terminology associated with Nazi high command :shock:

But they do do things differently Down Under...
by Octavious
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Car Warranty
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: Car Warranty

The great unwashed, aye. It's one of quite a few Grecian terms that have found a home in English.
by Octavious
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Car Warranty
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: Car Warranty

Just so that you know... IF i am driving, and see you pulled over to the side of the road with car trouble, I will NOT be offering you help. You have had SEVERAL opportunities to purchase an Extended Car Warranty! That's fine for the webDip mods and their chauffeur driven limousine lifestyle, but m...
by Octavious
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lick Me in the Arse
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Lick Me in the Arse

Yes, you've guessed it! It's the webDip classical music thread! Too often the webDip forum has been accused (quite wrongly in my opinion) of appealing to enthusiasts of base topics of conversation. So let's take this opportunity cast that aside for a moment of indulgence in highbrow culture. A place...