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by Octavious
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: There was massive fraud; Trump won, you're all clueless
Replies: 81
Views: 565

Re: There was massive fraud; Trump won, you're all clueless

Octavious's take is just so wrong and so ignorant, I assume creating this fantasy narrative is his way of dealing with Trump's defeat. Normally I would bow down to your extensive experience of ignorance, but you are again working under the bizarre assumption that I wanted Trump to win. I have made ...
by Octavious
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: There was massive fraud; Trump won, you're all clueless
Replies: 81
Views: 565

Re: There was massive fraud; Trump won, you're all clueless

Yes, they have seen what 4 years of Trump is like. What I don't see is any additional reason to hate him. He hasn't even come close to being as bad as the doom laden predictions the American left were pushing 4 years ago. You may get a few from the right who had managed to somehow be unaware of Trum...
by Octavious
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: There was massive fraud; Trump won, you're all clueless
Replies: 81
Views: 565

Re: There was massive fraud; Trump won, you're all clueless

People hate Trump, and try are numerous. No doubt, but do you believe that they hate him in significantly larger numbers than they did 4 years ago? We have had a Trump Presidential term in which, regardless of what you think of his policies, he has clearly avoided the worst of the predictions made ...
by Octavious
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: RIP David Prowse
Replies: 0
Views: 60

RIP David Prowse

2020 has marked the passing of that great servant of the Empire, David Prowse. David was made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the Empire for his outstanding work improving road safety for children across the land, but is perhaps better known for bringing order to the galaxy and crushing the ...
by Octavious
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Best Piece of Diplomacy Advice
Replies: 45
Views: 1040

Re: Best Piece of Diplomacy Advice

God doesn't play dice. Neither should you
-Albert Einstein on the virtues of Diplomacy
by Octavious
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Best Piece of Diplomacy Advice
Replies: 45
Views: 1040

Re: Best Piece of Diplomacy Advice

The birds in the bush suffer from low self esteem.
by Octavious
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: There was massive fraud; Trump won, you're all clueless
Replies: 81
Views: 565

Re: There was massive fraud; Trump won, you're all clueless

You wrote the whole thing specifically for webDip? Fair play, if that's the case I apologise for assuming otherwise. I didn't think anyone really gave a damn any more. But I fear that the reality of the American situation is far more mundane. Trump's strategy in the election was to broaden his suppo...
by Octavious
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: There was massive fraud; Trump won, you're all clueless
Replies: 81
Views: 565

Re: There was massive fraud; Trump won, you're all clueless

Time will tell how relatively informed or knowledgeable we are regarding the situation. In terms of being dismissed, ora specifically requested further comment. If he had not chosen to do so I would have been perfectly content to leave it at that. But yeah, I say again, the outbreak of conspiracy th...
by Octavious
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: There was massive fraud; Trump won, you're all clueless
Replies: 81
Views: 565

Re: There was massive fraud; Trump won, you're all clueless

RoganJosh wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:52 pm
Then why write in this thread at all? Not all threads have to be about you, Oct.
About me in what sense? The outbreak of conspiracy theory nonsense on this site is interesting. The precise nature of what those theories happen to be, far less so.
by Octavious
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: There was massive fraud; Trump won, you're all clueless
Replies: 81
Views: 565

Re: There was massive fraud; Trump won, you're all clueless

You want more? I'm not particularly interested in reading the small novel that ILN has pasted to the opening post, nor in following the responses. I've already wasted enough time with the "Trump coup" delusion and am not at all eager to do the same with another about his glorious victory being cruel...
by Octavious
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: There was massive fraud; Trump won, you're all clueless
Replies: 81
Views: 565

Re: There was massive fraud; Trump won, you're all clueless

What a weird fantasy, this 'billionaire' fraudster, and con artist is going to solve anything, instead of doing his best to tear down your democracy and avoid prosecution for his crimes. There does seem to be a strange epidemic of weird fantasies on this website at the moment. An outbreak of cabin ...
by Octavious
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: US authoritarianism
Replies: 89
Views: 2429

Re: US authoritarianism

You are trying to prove a coup attempt, ora. The burden of proof is high
by Octavious
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US authoritarianism
Replies: 89
Views: 2429

Re: US authoritarianism

That is a long way short of convincing evidence. Come on, there has to be something more than that.
by Octavious
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Cursed are the mink, for they shall imperil the earth.
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Re: Cursed are the mink, for they shall imperil the earth.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/11/10/denmark-halts-mink-cull/ The mink are currently safe from a mass cull. Political backlash was too much for the forces that be. Reports of the safety of mink were greatly exaggerated, it seems... https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/25/culled-min...
by Octavious
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US authoritarianism
Replies: 89
Views: 2429

Re: US authoritarianism

Ah, I see.

I think that is complete nonsense and would need to see some extremely convincing evidence before assuming that was a remotely plausible narrative.
by Octavious
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Eden's Diplomacy Dossier Series on BrotherBored
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: Eden's Diplomacy Dossier Series on BrotherBored

Some of the advice rhymes, therefore is definitely true. If the experience of humanity has taught us anything it is that.

And in all seriousness, if you're the sort of person who likes reading about diplomacy, it seems a pretty decent port of call :-)
by Octavious
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: US authoritarianism
Replies: 89
Views: 2429

Re: US authoritarianism

I disagree with point 1, or I don't understand it. What is the purpose of running down the clock? Point 2, rather than being ignored, is a point I have been making. What exactly did you suppose my comment about Trump farting in the palaces of the mighty and blaming Biden referred to? My entire argum...
by Octavious
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: US authoritarianism
Replies: 89
Views: 2429

Re: US authoritarianism

Didn't you say, 'no actually undermining democracy is good because the courts will be believed' (I'm paraphrasing of course) Nope. You have invented that particular nugget because it fits in with your narrative. You have been doing this a lot lately. I have said that it is within Trump's rights to ...
by Octavious
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US authoritarianism
Replies: 89
Views: 2429

Re: US authoritarianism

In what sense do you think I approve of Trump's actions? It is the political equivalent of diving in the penalty box when you've brushed the leg hairs of a defender. It has the potential to give you an advantage, the potential to get you in trouble, and damages the game either way. What I am disagre...
by Octavious
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US authoritarianism
Replies: 89
Views: 2429

Re: US authoritarianism

taylor4 wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:46 pm
@Octavious: "Come the Revolution, all you'll need is a horse and a gun." Who said that back in the 70s?
Was it the union of American horse traders?