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by Octavious
Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Outlandish Theory of the Week
Replies: 18
Views: 193

Re: Outlandish Theory of the Week

taylor4 wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:50 pm
In Potsdam Truman intimated he had atom bomb to Stalin who ... smiled.
I dare say that had something to do with Stalin not speaking English...

Your posts are certainly different, taylor, but I very rarely have the foggiest idea what you're on about ;)
by Octavious
Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 10
Views: 202

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

We've told you often enough, old chap. It's because it isn't fun. Where there's a willingness to stab and a lust for the solo the game is dynamic and exciting. There's always hope for a change in fortunes, always a reason to carry on fighting. Where you have games full of the sort of cretin who form...
by Octavious
Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Outlandish Theory of the Week
Replies: 18
Views: 193

Re: Outlandish Theory of the Week

That is pretty bad. True, but not particularly unusual or disastrous. Mid term slumps are the Tory norm, even without cock-ups and the like. They still hold the considerable aces of Labour disunity and uninspiring leadership. The biggest threat to the Tories is that after a decade in charge people ...
by Octavious
Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:28 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Outlandish Theory of the Week
Replies: 18
Views: 193

Re: Outlandish Theory of the Week

You don't see all these issues as related? UK politics revolved around Brexit primarily for half a decade. It was a very special emotionally charged "us vs them" situation. EVERYTHING was Brexit related. So, if I'm understanding you correctly, your argument is that Boris was only good at one specif...
by Octavious
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Outlandish Theory of the Week
Replies: 18
Views: 193

Re: Outlandish Theory of the Week

For example no one denies that Churchill was the right person to lead the UK through the second world war...but that didn't mean he could lead the peace too. He governed so badly the Tories lost in a landslide only a few months after the war ended. A few things wrong with this. Firstly, really quit...
by Octavious
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Ashes 2021/2022
Replies: 39
Views: 931

Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

I suspect that the Australian team have broken some covid law or other (there's enough of them over there) and will soon be forced to forfeit the series, leaving England victorious.

... any minute now...

... just you wait...
by Octavious
Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:04 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Outlandish Theory of the Week
Replies: 18
Views: 193

Re: Outlandish Theory of the Week

It wasn't a one issue, though. Boris getting the Brexit deal involved quite a few daunting challenges, several of which were overcome quite brilliantly. Becoming leader of the Tories in the first place wasn't an easy task. The most impressive performance was in breaking the deadlock in parliament by...
by Octavious
Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Outlandish Theory of the Week
Replies: 18
Views: 193

Re: Outlandish Theory of the Week

Ah, but the Tories both have high levels of background malice and, in the arena of domestic politics at least, tend to be rather less stupid than their rivals. As shown by the recent humiliation of the Lib Dems by fooling then into abandoning their strong political position and voting for the electi...
by Octavious
Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Outlandish Theory of the Week
Replies: 18
Views: 193

Re: Outlandish Theory of the Week

That the Tories are deliberately acting like a bunch of numpties in order to give Labour the opportunity to tear itself apart. Like a 16 SC Turkey pulling back from the stalemate line in the hope that the Western Triple will turn on itself
by Octavious
Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:40 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Outlandish Theory of the Week
Replies: 18
Views: 193

Outlandish Theory of the Week

The Conservatives in the UK have finally achieved a run of normal mid term poll numbers, which for a ruling Tory party is typically several points behind Labour. It has taken an awful lot of self inflicted wounds to get to this stage (and we've still got the not really their fault at all wound of en...
by Octavious
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Ashes 2021/2022
Replies: 39
Views: 931

Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Thank you, Wusti. Much appreciated.

And thank you also to the Australian government for going out of their way to make the sporting story of the season about tennis rather than the unfortunate mess that passes for cricket.
by Octavious
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:41 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Mod Team Announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 549

Re: Mod Team Announcement

Hopefully this appointment will see a return to the glory days when Maniac was a mod. If I recall correctly he stood down on the anniversary of the day Mandela died in prison... sad times.
by Octavious
Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Ashes 2021/2022
Replies: 39
Views: 931

Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

.... ugh... this is hard work...
by Octavious
Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Ashes 2021/2022
Replies: 39
Views: 931

Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Ha! Glorious draw! Australia in complete disarray after being frustrated by a brilliant England. If only we had a few more overs and a bit of luck... and a lot more overs and a hell of a lot more luck... England would have won! The dreams of a clean sweep are in tatters! You can almost smell the Aus...
by Octavious
Fri Dec 31, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2975

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Oh and exactly what the fuck have you done lately to reduce your personal carbon footprint That's kinda my point. I've done feck all, aside from not flying anywhere which wasn't really my choice. And yet I can confidently say that my carbon footprint is considerably lower than yours because you're ...
by Octavious
Fri Dec 31, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2975

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Let's take a moment to say a fond farewell to the nuclear reactors of Brokdorf, Grohnde and Gundremmingen C that are being turned off today as part of Germany's short sighted Green movement Isar 2, Emsland and Neckarwestheim II will continue the fight against climate change for another year before t...
by Octavious
Fri Dec 31, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2975

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Buying a luxury car and a load of new gardening tools is doing your bit???

You're just taking the piss now, aren't you? Well played, for a while there I thought you were being serious :lol:
by Octavious
Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Mod Team Announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 549

Re: Mod Team Announcement

dargorygel wrote:
Thu Dec 30, 2021 1:46 am

Hmmm hand ON? The tiller... Freudian slip 🧐
Bo's too good to be caught with his hand in.
by Octavious
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2975

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

I'm seeing your links, but I'm not seeing where they contradict me. I'm also not seeing why you're so fixate on percentages when they don't strike me as being at all relevant to my statement.
by Octavious
Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2975

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Yes, it is.

What you said, by contrast, is not