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by Octavious
Mon Jan 30, 2023 9:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What if Luxembourg wins the war?
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: What if Luxembourg wins the war?

If the flag of Luxembourg flew over Moscow, would anyone notice it'd changed?
by Octavious
Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What if Ukraine wins the war
Replies: 5
Views: 29

Re: What if Ukraine wins the war

Fair enough. Cheers for the clarification
by Octavious
Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:03 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What if Ukraine wins the war
Replies: 5
Views: 29

Re: What if Ukraine wins the war

Most likely outcome, Ukraine sits by while Russia disentigrates, until a strong man rises to replace Putin. That is a rather optimistic outlook. If Russia does disintegrate it seems more likely that we'd end up with several rival unpredictable nuclear powers with chips on their shoulders and little...
by Octavious
Mon Jan 30, 2023 5:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: What if Ukraine wins the war
Replies: 5
Views: 29

Re: What if Ukraine wins the war

They don't. There is no pathway to such an eventuality. Western support would cease at the first hint of it, and a Russian victory would likely follow. Besides which if Ukraine were to somehow move forces against any Russian cities Kiev would find itself wiped off the map.
by Octavious
Sat Jan 28, 2023 10:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Should I become a sycophant
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Should I become a sycophant

Major, you're still with us! Top tip for strawberries... Raised platforms around 4ft high, and if you don't want to be fancy you can plant them straight into grow bags. Keeps most of slugs away (not sure what Australian slugs are like, but based on the rest of the country I imagine they can jump and...
by Octavious
Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Should I start an attention-grabbing thread with no context?
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Should I start an attention-grabbing thread with no context?

I'd like to take this opportunity to say that I think Jamie is fundamentally wrong on whatever the subject of this thread turns out to be. I'd also like to say the same thing again but using slightly different words in an effort to give the argument some weight.
by Octavious
Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: should you help the homeless if they want to stay homeless
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: should you help the homeless if they want to stay homeless

It's probably worth defining what you mean by homeless (by common definitions used by UK charities in order to make the problem look larger than it really is, I was homeless for quite some time. And it was a pretty great time, for that matter, during which I needed no additional help and was very ha...
by Octavious
Fri Jan 20, 2023 9:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Should I become a sycophant
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Should I become a sycophant

Surely there is a TV series about you already? It just airs on Nickelodeon, rather than Netflix ;-) (I'm joking Brain, hope you are doing well!). You say that, but brainbomb is infinitely more entertaining when things are going tits up. And everything going generally well doesn't lend itself to tel...
by Octavious
Thu Jan 19, 2023 6:43 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions - Game 89
Replies: 239
Views: 2185

Re: Twenty Questions - Game 89

VillageIdiot wrote:
Thu Jan 19, 2023 6:38 am
I'm back! What did I miss?
Balki's been having far too much fun 😛
by Octavious
Sat Jan 14, 2023 2:30 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions - Game 86
Replies: 156
Views: 1637

Re: Twenty Questions - Game 86

Don't ever change, Jamie :razz:

Now let us continue with this gloriously irrelevant waste of time!
by Octavious
Fri Jan 13, 2023 1:05 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: What is the Green Party for?
Replies: 13
Views: 101

Re: What is the Green Party for?

With all due respect, Ireland has always been something of an anomaly as far as politics goes. No other nation, to my knowledge, has managed to create a system with two dominant parties where both parties are centre - right. I don't think that it makes for a particularly good yardstick to measure Eu...
by Octavious
Wed Jan 11, 2023 5:01 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What is the Green Party for?
Replies: 13
Views: 101

Re: What is the Green Party for?

To answer only the title question. Green Parties have refelcted a broader concern about the environment and forced every other political party (worth their salt) to have an environmental policy. Which wasn't always the case. I'm not sure about the idea of an Overton window but just by talking about...
by Octavious
Tue Jan 10, 2023 7:43 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions - Game 83
Replies: 159
Views: 1340

Re: Twenty Questions - Game 83

Diplomacy player?
by Octavious
Mon Jan 09, 2023 9:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What is the Green Party for?
Replies: 13
Views: 101

Re: What is the Green Party for?

Yeah, which if true seems to be an extremely short sighted policy. The visuals of protesters doing battle with open cast coal miners whilst the Greens bat for the wrong side has the potential to do them massive harm. And all for the sake of promises of jam in the future? If the Greens are punished f...
by Octavious
Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:35 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What is the Green Party for?
Replies: 13
Views: 101

Re: What is the Green Party for?

As for your first question, I believe I'm right in saying that European Green parties are far more closely linked than typical political parties. Or at least that's always been my perception. Regardless, the behaviour of one will impact on all.
by Octavious
Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What is the Green Party for?
Replies: 13
Views: 101

Re: What is the Green Party for?

In this case it sounds to me like the German greens are very much the third-placed partner in the so-called "traffic light" coalition, and are being forced into a very difficult position here. It does indeed sound like that, and yet that's not really true. In previous coalitions (back around the tu...
by Octavious
Mon Jan 09, 2023 1:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What is the Green Party for?
Replies: 13
Views: 101

What is the Green Party for?

Just over a year ago Germany got a new cabinet. Merkel was gone, and in her place was Scholz leading a coalition of the SDP, FDP, and the Greens. Although they've been in power before, this marked a high watermark for the Greens in terms of popularity and power... And here we are at the start of 202...
by Octavious
Sun Jan 08, 2023 10:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mcdonald's Nostalgia
Replies: 36
Views: 1061

Re: Mcdonald's Nostalgia

It does take an absurdly long time to digest, yes
by Octavious
Thu Jan 05, 2023 8:37 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions - Game 81
Replies: 58
Views: 478

Re: Twenty Questions - Game 81

It is said that Diocletian – the Roman Emperor – had thirty-three wicked daughters. He managed to find thirty-three husbands to curb their unruly ways, but the daughters were not pleased and under the leadership of their eldest sister Alba they plotted to cut the throats of their husbands as they sl...
by Octavious
Sat Dec 31, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions game 79
Replies: 168
Views: 1470

Re: Twenty Questions game 79

Did he die in the West?

(and for the sake of clarity let's define the West as the 1st World US aligned nations prior to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991)