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by Octavious
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Electoral College predictions (among others)
Replies: 65
Views: 2675

Re: Electoral College predictions (among others)

He's definitely got the feel of someone who likes to listen to a range of opinions before deciding on a course of action, rather than Trump's style of acting first and finding opinions to support him later. I guess that looks a little bit puppety from certain points of view, especially if certain in...
by Octavious
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Best Piece of Diplomacy Advice
Replies: 49
Views: 3688

Re: Best Piece of Diplomacy Advice

If you're my ally and fighting for your life I will definitely come to your aid. There's really no need to keep reminding me every couple of phases :evil:
by Octavious
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: A
Replies: 17
Views: 990

Re: A

Æ
by Octavious
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: PS5 or KFConsole
Replies: 7
Views: 927

Re: PS5 or KFConsole

When you're tired of the Wimpy Spicy Southern Fried Quorn Burger, you're tired of life.
by Octavious
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Best Piece of Diplomacy Advice
Replies: 49
Views: 3688

Re: Best Piece of Diplomacy Advice

Everybody lies. The difference between the honest and dishonest sounding player is that the honest one is better at it.
by Octavious
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Democrats Have Big Problems
Replies: 23
Views: 875

Re: The Democrats Have Big Problems

Seems a solid assessment, and that's without factoring in the tensions between different wings of the party, and having to navigate the economic fallout from Covid-19. Then you have some fun foreign policy challenges from China to Macron's one man stand against the Islamists, and the inevitable unex...
by Octavious
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Armenia, nil points
Replies: 20
Views: 1077

Re: Armenia, nil points

No worries
by Octavious
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Armenia, nil points
Replies: 20
Views: 1077

Re: Armenia, nil points

orathaic wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:55 pm
Their 'betters' ?
You're confused by the word or the meaning? It is an expression of my belief that the Russians consider themselves to be the superior nation and natural leaders of the region, and my disdain for this view. Alternative words could have been overlords or masters.
by Octavious
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Armenia, nil points
Replies: 20
Views: 1077

Re: Armenia, nil points

It was related to this one, but it's very much in the higher end of estimates I've seen and could well be a load of dingo's kidneys depending on how much of the attacks on civilian targets were propaganda and how many actually happened. We can but hope. As far as I can tell observation from reliable...
by Octavious
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Armenia, nil points
Replies: 20
Views: 1077

Re: Armenia, nil points

Well, game set and match Azerbaijan. At least it was quick. A masterclass in diplomacy and how to win a war before it has even started. We should all take note.

A damn shame that 30,000 died for the sake of a foregone conclusion.
by Octavious
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Electoral College predictions (among others)
Replies: 65
Views: 2675

Re: Electoral College predictions (among others)

Yeah I get that. I'm more surprised at that all the suites coming now seem so ... unprepared. But maybe they're just waiting. We can be thankful that the autocrat wanna-be currently in the White House, outside his propaganda distribution machine, is quite incompetent. When your narrative only makes...
by Octavious
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Election Night Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 2423

Re: Election Night Thread

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss
by Octavious
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Election Night Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 2423

Re: Election Night Thread

Are you saying that you want Biden to adopt Trump's methods and cement them as part of the American system for the foreseeable future?
by Octavious
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Election Night Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 2423

Re: Election Night Thread

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/08/politics/biden-first-day-executive-actions/index.html Biden campaign has prepared executive orders to overturn much of what Trump has done in the last 4 years with his executive orders. Bypassing the Congress is becoming the normal way to govern. So much for checks an...
by Octavious
Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Uneasy rests Trumptoad's head that wears a doomed Crown?
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Uneasy rests Trumptoad's head that wears a doomed Crown?

I've heard he has plans to run off with a circus performer called Nellie, who's had an act as the world's largest woman in rural Wisconsin for nearly ten years. Apparently they have strong connections with the old royal capital of Burma.
by Octavious
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Election Night Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 2423

Re: Election Night Thread

In practice how strong would a 51-49 or 52-48 majority be? Has American politics reached the stage where people vote along party lines so reliably that even a razor thin majority is pretty solid, or is there scope for a fair few Democrat victories? In the UK Parliament, for example, the Conservative...
by Octavious
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Election Night Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 2423

Re: Election Night Thread

Looking at the Beeb it seems it won't be settled until the 5th of January due to there being run off elections where neither candidate achieved 50% of the vote in their particular race.
by Octavious
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Election Night Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 2423

Re: Election Night Thread

The Republicans have recovered some seats in the HoR, but the Democrats still have control. I believe the Senate stands at 48-48 with a few left to be counted.
by Octavious
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Election Night Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 2423

Re: Election Night Thread

It depends upon how many Pence will promise to pardon. All those rats have to worry about crimes that will be investigated under the new administration. Trump and the Republican party have given Biden a road map on how to avoid Congressional approval and oversight. Except for judicial appointments,...
by Octavious
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Election Night Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 2423

Re: Election Night Thread

This one was over a couple of days ago when it became obvious both that the direction of the count was favoring Biden and that there was no appetite from the powers that be to support Trump's legal campaign. The only thing that can save Trump now is if one of the automatic recounts finds a few thous...