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by Octavious
Sat May 28, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic
Replies: 13
Views: 77

Re: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic

The latest shooting news story from the US sees a man with a criminal record and an illegally obtained gun shot just prior to a shooting spree by a public spirited woman with a legal firearm. This outlines that an oft criticised argument of the pro gun side is valid and carries some weight. The obvi...
by Octavious
Fri May 27, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Moderation is important
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Re: Moderation is important

Who's NigeeBaby? Is he knew?

Don't worry, old chap. The webDip Mod weapons cupboard containing banhammers and perma-silences has been gathering dust of late, but I'm assured it still exists. For the right person I'm sure the mods will make an effort and oil up the big guns.

How's tricks?
by Octavious
Fri May 27, 2022 8:25 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic
Replies: 13
Views: 77

Re: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic

Do you? To my mind what is key can be outlined below. Whatever solution applied to the problem must have the consent of the American people. Whatever solution applied needs to take into account the peculiar realities of the current American situation, which are substantially different to what existe...
by Octavious
Thu May 26, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic
Replies: 13
Views: 77

Re: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic

I should probably clarify at this point that I think American gun laws are ridiculous, but it would be utterly wrong to suggest that the UK history of school shootings can be used as anything close to conclusive evidence. You could just as easily look at English school shootings and say that the tig...
by Octavious
Thu May 26, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic
Replies: 13
Views: 77

Re: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic

For the sake of transparency and a more complete understanding of the situation in the UK, perhaps it's also worth sharing how many school shootings and resulting deaths took place prior to Dunblane and the change in gun laws?
by Octavious
Wed May 25, 2022 4:25 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 79
Views: 1002

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

As much as I am in general agreement with Ora's position, I'm a tad unclear to the reasoning behind the idea that imposing an unwanted surgery on a woman gets around the bodily autonomy issue. I don't think assuming both interventions (abortion and premature delivery) to be equivalent is valid
by Octavious
Thu May 19, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20Q - Twenty Questions - Character Edition
Replies: 75
Views: 629

Re: 20Q - Twenty Questions - Character Edition

Have we lost the edit feature?
by Octavious
Thu May 19, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20Q - Twenty Questions - Character Edition
Replies: 75
Views: 629

Re: 20Q - Twenty Questions - Character Edition

Octavious wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 9:38 pm
Jamiet99uk wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 8:14 pm
I won't ask another one until the outstanding questions have been responded to.
Very kind of you to say so. And in fairness your questions were pretty decent too
by Octavious
Thu May 19, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20Q - Twenty Questions - Character Edition
Replies: 75
Views: 629

Re: 20Q - Twenty Questions - Character Edition

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 8:14 pm
I won't ask another one until the outstanding questions have been responded to.
Very kind of you to say so. And in fairness your question was pretty decent too
by Octavious
Thu May 19, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 79
Views: 1002

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

Your 3rd scenario is really as close to the 5th as makes no difference
by Octavious
Thu May 19, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 79
Views: 1002

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

But there are many potential reasons why an abortion could be necessary after three months: Why 3 months, out of interest? That seems a long way off from where the battle lines of the debate are drawn. If we're debating the principle of whether or not the right to abortion must be absolute, it make...
by Octavious
Thu May 19, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20Q - Twenty Questions - Character Edition
Replies: 75
Views: 629

Re: 20Q - Twenty Questions - Character Edition

Does this person, when you stop and think about it, wear job gloves? Gloves, that is to say, a person would use to carry out a significant part of what they're employed to do?
by Octavious
Thu May 19, 2022 7:43 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20Q - Twenty Questions - Character Edition
Replies: 75
Views: 629

Re: 20Q - Twenty Questions - Character Edition

Only one guess allowed after the 20 questions? So we have to go through the whole lot before the person turns out to be Kestas? Sigh... very well...

Is this person a Diplomacy player?
by Octavious
Tue May 17, 2022 9:35 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 79
Views: 1002

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

The thing is, I think you are reading me posting "I think women should have access to abortions, all the way through pregnancy", and you're interpreting that as "I want lots of babies to be aborted at a late stage in pregnancy; killing unborn babies is cool". What on earth makes you think I'm inter...
by Octavious
Sun May 15, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Finland applies to join NATO
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Finland applies to join NATO

Finland joining will have no significant impact on the defensive capabilities of NATO. When Finland has joined NATO it will arguably be better defended, but frankly its current allies are more than adequate to the task of deterring any possible Russian ambitions. The disadvantages are you anger your...
by Octavious
Sun May 15, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Finland applies to join NATO
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Finland applies to join NATO

Bloody stupid if you ask me. Finland is in the EU and as such covered by the EU's article 42 mutual defence clause, as well as the recent defence pact with the UK. There was zero chance of Putin invading prior to this announcement, and now Putin taking anti Finland action is a certainty (not militar...
by Octavious
Sat May 14, 2022 11:19 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 79
Views: 1002

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

I don't consider your position to be the other side of the argument. I consider it to be an embarrassing extremist fringe that is highly detrimental to those who support the pro-choice position. The huge negative impact of such arguments on the pro-choice side is far more harmful to women's rights t...
by Octavious
Sat May 14, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 79
Views: 1002

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

Let me make myself very clear then. I want women to have the right of abortion up to and including the day before childbirth. I consider anyone opposed to this position to be anti-woman, and anti women's rights. Clear? I an extremely opposed to this, and consider your position to be effectively pro...
by Octavious
Sat May 14, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 79
Views: 1002

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

Trigger happy 17 year olds should not be in possession of powerful semi-automatic weapons. Correct It is not helpful to society for such people to be able to travel from state to state opening fire on people they think might be bad guys. Also correct, but not at all an accurate description of the R...