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by Octavious
Sat Jul 16, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?
Replies: 32
Views: 715

Re: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?

Just in case you honestly can't math. 30% of abortions is not 30% of people using contraception. No attempt at an answer? Fine. If you can't be arsed to explain your position then I guess the discussion is over. I honestly have no idea what you wanted to get out of this. If you don't want the conve...
by Octavious
Thu Jul 14, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?
Replies: 32
Views: 715

Re: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?

So the 30% you mentioned are what? Simpletons? Or are you saying that contraception is so inherently unreliable that it's virtually useless?
by Octavious
Thu Jul 14, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions - Game 36
Replies: 46
Views: 1190

Re: Twenty Questions - Game 36

Damn... well, I'm out of ideas...
by Octavious
Thu Jul 14, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?
Replies: 32
Views: 715

Re: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?

What did i say? That 30% of abortions are for women who already have children and who have decided that an additional child is not right for their family. These are people who have both thought about the issue in advance and have a good working knowledge of how pregnancy works and yet, with the exc...
by Octavious
Wed Jul 13, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?
Replies: 32
Views: 715

Re: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?

Proposing the existence of anyone who would use abortion as a deliberate alternative to contraception is pretty fantastical But that is exactly what you just did :? What did i say? That 30% of abortions are for women who already have children and who have decided that an additional child is not rig...
by Octavious
Wed Jul 13, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: UK Parliament discusses breaking international law
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: UK Parliament discusses breaking international law

I believe that the UK's position is that the EU is breaking the terms of the agreement, thus providing solid legal grounds for withdrawal. This isn't a political whim thing, but has the backing of the attorney general
by Octavious
Wed Jul 13, 2022 12:36 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?
Replies: 32
Views: 715

Re: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?

orathaic wrote:
Wed Jul 06, 2022 6:59 pm
Proposing the existence of anyone who would use abortion as a deliberate alternative to contraception is pretty fantastical
But that is exactly what you just did :?
by Octavious
Wed Jul 13, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?
Replies: 32
Views: 715

Re: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?

Assuming you mean years. Being selfish at some point in your life, and being a self 20 something who has never taken on any responciblity in their life are different things. You can be a selfish child, and still become a reasonable 30 year old with different life experience. So this seems like a st...
by Octavious
Mon Jul 11, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions: Game 35
Replies: 53
Views: 1001

Re: Twenty Questions: Game 35

The Bruce informally known as Bob?
by Octavious
Sun Jul 10, 2022 7:37 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Last Days Of Boris Johnson
Replies: 20
Views: 424

Re: The Last Days Of Boris Johnson

A simple yes? That's what you've taken from all this?

Wow. It is somehow comforting to know that, even after all these years, the way your mind works can still surprise me :razz:
by Octavious
Sat Jul 09, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Last Days Of Boris Johnson
Replies: 20
Views: 424

Re: The Last Days Of Boris Johnson

But given that there isn't a written constitution to prevent it, there would have been nothing to stop Nigel Farage from becoming PM (if his Brexit Party had won a majority in an election) while he was infact an elected MEP. If the Brexit Party had enough support to win a majority in an election, o...
by Octavious
Sat Jul 09, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Last Days Of Boris Johnson
Replies: 20
Views: 424

Re: The Last Days Of Boris Johnson

No idea if it's technically possible or not. Absolutely certain it will never happen
by Octavious
Sat Jul 09, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Last Days Of Boris Johnson
Replies: 20
Views: 424

Re: The Last Days Of Boris Johnson

Nothing aside from political and practical reality, you mean? It's a pointless discussion, really. To be PM you need to be someone who can command the support of the people, and anyone other than someone utterly loathsome can be parachuted into a safe seat via a by-election without difficulty. Polit...
by Octavious
Fri Jul 08, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Openings for new moderators!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2162

Re: Openings for new moderators!!!!

Training? You hold the banhammer by the stick and hit the members with the heavy end.
by Octavious
Thu Jul 07, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Last Days Of Boris Johnson
Replies: 20
Views: 424

Re: The Last Days Of Boris Johnson

I believe it is possible. Lords have been the Prime Minister in the past, certainly, but not for some time. I think the last one renounced his Lordship when he became PM. There are rules these days against it, but I believe they are Party rules rather than laws and Party rules can be changed without...
by Octavious
Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Last Days Of Boris Johnson
Replies: 20
Views: 424

Re: The Last Days Of Boris Johnson

So what happens now? I know nothing of the UK’s system - new elections? New figurehead? The Tories choose a new leader. Potential PMs need to be nominated by 8 MPs, and from this group Conservative MPs vote for a shortlist of two. The final decision is given to the Party membership. The winner has ...
by Octavious
Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Last Days Of Boris Johnson
Replies: 20
Views: 424

Re: The Last Days Of Boris Johnson

Fluminator wrote:
Thu Jul 07, 2022 1:33 pm
Remember when the media was just grilling Corbyn as being anti-Semitic for saying that maybe Israel shouldn't be so bad to Palestine?

Meanwhile it covered nothing about Boris's life and scandals.
Actually, no. I don't recall the media ever not covering Boris' scandals
by Octavious
Thu Jul 07, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions - Game 33
Replies: 37
Views: 858

Re: Twenty Questions - Game 33

Is it Robert the Bruce?
by Octavious
Thu Jul 07, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Last Days Of Boris Johnson
Replies: 20
Views: 424

Re: The Last Days Of Boris Johnson

Well... They're going to try and keep him there anyway. It may not be possible, but I don't know who'd be daft enough to take the job as caretaker.