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by Octavious
Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: TRUMP 2024
Replies: 50
Views: 337

Re: TRUMP 2024

It is anti democratic to stop people from standing, yes. Ultimately stopping the "wrong sort" from being elected doesn't get you anywhere. Imagine how grim Northern Ireland would be if everyone I considered to be criminal scum was prevented from being elected. You either believe that the people shou...
by Octavious
Thu Sep 08, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Why do Christians like the antichrist so much?
Replies: 38
Views: 391

Re: Why do Christians like the antichrist so much?

Golly

In other crazies on the internet news, has anyone else noticed a bizarre increase in the number of people on various social media sites whose response to any of the world's current problems is to say "it's all part of the plan"?

And does anyone know what they're babbling about?
by Octavious
Thu Sep 08, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: TRUMP 2024
Replies: 50
Views: 337

Re: TRUMP 2024

Disqualifying him would be an error. It is fundamentally anti-democratic and plays into his narrative. It would also be rather ineffective. He could just promote someone else to take his place, possibly a family member, and then Trump is back on the ballot
by Octavious
Wed Sep 07, 2022 7:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Butts
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Butts

Does America have a tradition of butts? In the UK most settlements of any significant size or age has an area called "the butts" where archery was practiced. Did that naming tradition continue in the US or did the declining popularity of archery do away with it?
by Octavious
Mon Sep 05, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Butts
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Butts

30 years old... Cliff Richard singing Summer Holiday is closer to it in terms of time than we are...

That’s terrifying
by Octavious
Sun Sep 04, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 243
Views: 6862

Re: War, what is it good for?

I liked the part where he admits that we don't know, and probably will never know, who was responcible for this assassination. Very fresh. Does the mainstream media work differently in Ireland? That's pretty much what was reported here. No idea whether it was the Ukrainians, Russian government, or ...
by Octavious
Sun Sep 04, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 243
Views: 6862

Re: War, what is it good for?

I'm always a bit concerned when the video starts off with images of a series of articles that he clearly hasn't actually read, before declaring them "baloney". The Peter Hughes article, shown in the first 10 seconds or so, is largely concerned with the influence of Ivan Ilyin and was written way bac...
by Octavious
Sun Sep 04, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Gifs of black people digital blackface
Replies: 29
Views: 419

Re: Gifs of black people digital blackface

Ah, so your concern is that the bunch of deranged loons specified will grow in numbers and eventually obtain some kind of quasi legitimacy, much like the novelty pronoun brigade have done? Just tell them to sod off, and be grateful that the nutcases of the modern age are eager to advertise the fact ...
by Octavious
Sat Aug 27, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Joe Rogan
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: Joe Rogan

Who?
by Octavious
Sat Aug 20, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Medical Experts
Replies: 19
Views: 291

Re: Medical Experts

Another that hits close to home for me as this happened to someone in my family is they said it was completely safe for pregnant women to get vaxxed, when it's now been revealed there are a large increase of miscarriages to vaxxed people. What really hurts is the Pfizer was aware of this yet still ...
by Octavious
Fri Aug 19, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Medical Experts
Replies: 19
Views: 291

Re: Medical Experts

I tend not to demand apologies from people who act in good faith under difficult circumstances, regardless of how such actions play out in the final analysis. We are also a long way from knowing what was the ideal set of choices, even with the benefit of 20-20 hindsight. I would be extremely hesitan...
by Octavious
Sun Aug 14, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions- Game 46
Replies: 37
Views: 506

Re: Twenty Questions- Game 46

Could have at least gone for a major character, like Biggs or Wedge... ir maybe a Tonberry
by Octavious
Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 243
Views: 6862

Re: War, what is it good for?

I don't think this particular YouTuber is very good. His analysis of North Korea was frankly laughable. As for the report in the Russian media, they're clearly just taking their lead from the webDip forums.

Did the Russian media provide an opinion on Irish Road Bowls, out of interest?
by Octavious
Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:21 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 243
Views: 6862

Re: War, what is it good for?

The trouble with the idea of Russians surrendering is that Ukraine, in a moment of self defeating stupidity for the sake of a short term morale boost, has a reputation for taking POWs and throwing them in prison for war crimes. The most famous and widely reported case is that chap who shot a civilia...
by Octavious
Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:35 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20 Qs - Game FORTY THREE
Replies: 125
Views: 1013

Re: 20 Qs - Game FORTY THREE

I've had my free guess but someone else might like to have a go at Sir John Anthony Quayle. He meets all the criteria but I don't think he'd pass the 50% dart test tbh. I don't recall seeing a reference to darts in the latest interpretation of the rules. A Wikipedia article is now the suggested ben...
by Octavious
Tue Aug 02, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions - 42nd Game
Replies: 25
Views: 456

Re: Twenty Questions - 42nd Game

It matters not who finds the Bruce, merely that he has been summoned 😊
by Octavious
Sun Jul 31, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 243
Views: 6862

Re: War, what is it good for?

An interesting listen. Oh, here's a thought for you. What do you think the chances are of a Russian - North Korean alliance? Last year it would have been unthinkable as doing so would make Russia a pariah, but as it's a pariah anyway this will no longer be a deterrent. Russia has a lot of spare cash...
by Octavious
Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 243
Views: 6862

Re: War, what is it good for?

Zelensky has ordered the complete civilian evacuation of the Donetsk region.
by Octavious
Sat Jul 30, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 243
Views: 6862

Re: War, what is it good for?

The more the EU attacks Hungary the more other member populations will worry about it, regardless of whether or not the attacks are justified. The EU shoots itself in the foot with depressing regularity, but the Hungary situation is for once a blow which for which the EU is mostly blameless. The tim...
by Octavious
Thu Jul 28, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 243
Views: 6862

Re: War, what is it good for?

Oh, and here's an interesting development that's not widely reported.

Following their Moscow meeting, Hungary has increased Russian gas imports by 700 MMcmg and decided to reroute all of their Russian gas imports from Nord Stream 1 to Turkstream. Make of that what you will.

European unity in action