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by Octavious
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me
Replies: 98
Views: 847

Re: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me

I love festive traditions ;) 1. TrPrado 2. thisisntme 3. SirThursday 4. RagingIke297 5. Ezio 6. Squigs44 7. eaterofcake 8. Dejan0707 9. wokulski1 10. Rainhunter 11. Hamilton Brian 12.thdfrance 13. Foxcastle 14. SmuRumS 15. Locke- 16. Magnetic24 17. PRINCE WILLIAM 18. MPC 19. VillageIdiot 20. StevenC...
by Octavious
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Armistice
Replies: 10
Views: 975

Re: Armistice

Glad to see you back, ora, even if it is briefly. There are precious few interesting posts on the forum lately. Remembrance day was born from a need by those who served to remember those who didn't make it, and for the civilian families who lost someone in a foreign field and had no grave to visit. ...
by Octavious
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Lock Her Up
Replies: 23
Views: 625

Re: Lock Her Up

The Flat Earth Society is a rather fun example :). Strangely enough I've been a member for 20 years or so. Don't tell anyone, but it's kinda a joke. Watching people get into serious arguments against it is hilarious. But for the benefit of the discussion, let's pretend that members of the flat earth...
by Octavious
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Lock Her Up
Replies: 23
Views: 625

Re: Lock Her Up

I don't understand - why would you even try and defend this lie as it is so blatant? At least Octavious will accept that sometimes Trump lies like this, but he argues that what he lies about isn't important. Why is holding onto this obvious lie so important to you? Not really. Some things Trump lie...
by Octavious
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Lock Her Up
Replies: 23
Views: 625

Re: Lock Her Up

@flash It's about priorities, about what you consider to be important. From my perspective as a foreigner observing the US, what I consider important varies significantly from a native Yank. Regarding post Brexit trade deals Trump has been rather more open and honest than our own politicians, althou...
by Octavious
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Lock Her Up
Replies: 23
Views: 625

Re: Lock Her Up

ksako, in what sense is Trump unique in this? All politicians, and all people lie. I'd argue quite strongly that a person incapable of lying would make an incredibly poor politician. It is entirely possible, on the other hand, for ND to believe that Trump has been honest with him. Indeed, considerin...
by Octavious
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Bringing a Hockey Puck to a Gun Fight
Replies: 17
Views: 199

Re: Bringing a Hockey Puck to a Gun Fight

A teacher's job, in fact, has always carried with it a duty of care for their students. There are, of course, a high number of teachers in the US that are already competent in the use of a firearm. Allowing these teachers to be armed at school, with indeed a pay bonus, may well make a real differenc...
by Octavious
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Whoopi Golberg
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Whoopi Golberg

How dare you refer to Ms Johnson as she, Jamie. She is a cat's mother.
by Octavious
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Donald Trump's mother has the weirdest way of preparing turkey dinner
Replies: 35
Views: 345

Re: Donald Trump's mother has the weirdest way of preparing turkey dinner

Octavious supports UK politicians that pay for advertising trucks to tour around poor neighbourhoods with "Immigrants GO HOME" adverts on them. Octavious supports policies which regard anyone not born in the UK as vermin who should be driven out of the UK using violence if necessary. Octavious is w...
by Octavious
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The 'Caravan' is an Invasion and Trump was right!
Replies: 20
Views: 246

Re: The 'Caravan' is an Invasion and Trump was right!

Matthew 5:17 "Think not that I am come to destroy the law" Some wisdom from old Jesus, there. The US takes in vast numbers of legal immigrants every year, as it always has. Even back in the days of the steam ships docking at Ellis Island it reserved the right to send people back. People trying to ju...
by Octavious
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Donald Trump's mother has the weirdest way of preparing turkey dinner
Replies: 35
Views: 345

Re: Donald Trump's mother has the weirdest way of preparing turkey dinner

My god I hate the "Respectable Republican" meme. Why, exactly? Most Republicans are respectable, as are most Democrats. Far better to attack those who are not than to criticise the ones who are, surely? It is fascinating to watch these political discussions. I dare say not a single voter will be sw...
by Octavious
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Rule Regarding Game Press
Replies: 65
Views: 3403

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: 65
Views: 3403

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: 1258

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: 10
Views: 975

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: 10
Views: 975

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: 783

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: 783

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: 783

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: 783

Re: BLUE WAVE DEMOCRAT VICTORY PARTY

Well, that was dull. The political equivalent of a nil-nil draw.