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by Octavious
Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 14
Views: 156

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

A fun fact on nuclear power stations that isn't widely talked about is their environmental impact. The cooling systems suck in and kill fish. Lots of fish. Millions and millions of fish every year. This is true of regular buildings. For instance Trump's hotel and tower in Chicago takes in water and...
by Octavious
Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 14
Views: 156

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Coal is not an option and you shouldn't talk about it as if it is. Clearly coal is an option, and one that a great many parts of the world are opting for. That you don't think it's a good option doesn't change that fact. Indeed, if it was being used at far smaller scales than today it's a perfectly...
by Octavious
Sun Oct 24, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 14
Views: 156

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

To some extent, yes. The mitigation being talked about regarding Hinkley C back when I left the environment agency had the potential, if it worked as hoped, to limit fish kill from a great many million a year to just quite a few million a year, although the last I heard Electricité de France were fi...
by Octavious
Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 14
Views: 156

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

A fun fact on nuclear power stations that isn't widely talked about is their environmental impact. The cooling systems suck in and kill fish. Lots of fish. Millions and millions of fish every year.
by Octavious
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 14
Views: 156

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Your accident list is a little light. Windscale had the potential to be very grim and was only just prevented from being so, and that one the Russians kept quiet for years was quite nasty. Having said that, most of the accidents occurred from the age where nuclear power plants were essentially facto...
by Octavious
Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant
Replies: 22
Views: 345

Re: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant

Whether or not Trump can be considered to be of the right or not is a matter of debate. He veered between several parties over quite a short period of time, and his policies of protectionism and high government spending are quite alien to right wing philosophy. He also had a very unique relationship...
by Octavious
Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant
Replies: 22
Views: 345

Re: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant

I never loved the EU, but always thought Remain was the better option. This was the primary reason why I joined the Lib Dems, as they seemed to be the only party who were committed to the fight. Not that all Lib Dems were enthusiastic Remainers. The MP Norman Lamb was part of a small but significant...
by Octavious
Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant
Replies: 22
Views: 345

Re: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant

Not at all, ora. You have made things perfectly clear
by Octavious
Fri Oct 01, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Minting Trillion Dollar Coins
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Minting Trillion Dollar Coins

Because Biden will lose it down the back of the White House sofa
by Octavious
Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant
Replies: 22
Views: 345

Re: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant

Wow... I never really appreciated quite how intense your sense of moral superiority actually is. It is truly fascinating stuff. Depressing, but fascinating regardless
by Octavious
Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant
Replies: 22
Views: 345

Re: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant

Jamie, old chap... the thing about the dating game is that you don't start off by picking someone you're sure will be your life partner. You start off with someone you have a bit of a spark with, and things develop... or not, as the case may be.
by Octavious
Thu Sep 30, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant
Replies: 22
Views: 345

Re: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 6:03 pm
Person I might go on a date with =/= person I am sure I want as my life partner.
That is not what I said and you are mis-characterising it on purpose. ;)
by Octavious
Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant
Replies: 22
Views: 345

Re: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant

There are some spheres in which it is right and proper to be intolerant. I am intolerant of racism. I am intolerant of misogyny. I am intolerant of homophobia and transphobia. I am intolerant of the needless economic inequality which exists in the UK today. It is conservatism's tendency towards tol...
by Octavious
Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant
Replies: 22
Views: 345

Re: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant

The title of this thread seriously mis-represents the actual topic of the poll. It wasn't a poll about open mindedness in general, but about being open to date someone with different political views. You don't believe that how you choose the person you wish to share your life with is the surest ind...
by Octavious
Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant
Replies: 22
Views: 345

Conservative men most open minded and tolerant

A light hearted venture into something completely different today :-D. As a member of the Liberal Democrats I signed up to Lib Dem President Mark Pack's regular polling digest, Polling Unpacked. Today's edition had a look at an interesting little topic, namely How willing are Brits to date people wi...
by Octavious
Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke
Replies: 19
Views: 393

Re: Woke

Nice fantasy, but i do 't know about that either of your examples are issues which cultural appropriation criticises. But glad to see we're not actually talking to each other. I completely agree that they're not. What I'm struggling with is trying to think of an example where there's some justifica...
by Octavious
Sun Sep 26, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke
Replies: 19
Views: 393

Re: Woke

What has been taken? Let's take the fun example of Champagne. Champagne is essentially fizzy wine, and fizzy wine can be made virtually anywhere. However, earlier this year Russia introduced a new law stating that only locally produced fizzy wine cab be called champagne, and that cheap foreign muck ...
by Octavious
Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke
Replies: 19
Views: 393

Re: Woke

Ah, the bizarre concept of cultural appropriation. It seems little more than the way elements the left justify their destructive racist thinking. It's possibly the most disturbing development to come out of the political classes in recent years It applies to more than just white people in America u...
by Octavious
Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke
Replies: 19
Views: 393

Re: Woke

The issue you have there, ora, is with copyright law. I'm unclear how the original culture of the story makes any difference whatsoever. Indeed, as the USA has a decent claim to sharing the culture of the original story I'm unclear how you could even argue that anything resembling cultural appropria...
by Octavious
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke
Replies: 19
Views: 393

Re: Woke

Ah, the bizarre concept of cultural appropriation. It seems little more than the way elements the left justify their destructive racist thinking. It's possibly the most disturbing development to come out of the political classes in recent years