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by Octavious
Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban
Replies: 82
Views: 745

Re: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban

Yeah, Biden's really taken the opportunity to make America look weak and run with it. American democracy is at a painfully low ebb. From the ineffective to the insane to the incapable.
by Octavious
Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Freedom!
Replies: 47
Views: 999

Re: Freedom!

Out of curiosity, what exactly was it about what Sasanov said that earned him a silence?
by Octavious
Wed Aug 11, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Freedom!
Replies: 47
Views: 999

Re: Freedom!

in fact, we should mark those unvaccinated im thinking something big! a nice fat yellow star right on the arm! There is a debate to be had over the treatment of people who don't, for whatever reason, wish to be vaccinated, but that's very much a debate for the politics thread. And even there compar...
by Octavious
Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Freedom!
Replies: 47
Views: 999

Re: Freedom!

I'm not sure how your definition of freedom differs from anyone else's, Trig :-)
by Octavious
Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Freedom!
Replies: 47
Views: 999

Re: Freedom!

But we are in danger of turning this into a debate over covid policy when the intent is purely to celebrate the growing return to freedom that we are starting to see across the world.
by Octavious
Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Freedom!
Replies: 47
Views: 999

Re: Freedom!

Is it ironic? The Indian variant driven wave came first to India, then made its way to the UK and mainland Europe, and is currently making headway in the USA. The spread of this variant was inevitable, but the extra time that the USA has had to prepare for it has been of great benefit to that nation...
by Octavious
Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Freedom!
Replies: 47
Views: 999

Re: Freedom!

I have to disagree, gimix. I don't think it will ever be defeated, in much the same way that previous coronaviruses never were. There's a small chance that a vaccine is developed that can prevent people catching the virus, rather than reducing the chances and cutting the impact as the current ones d...
by Octavious
Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Freedom!
Replies: 47
Views: 999

Freedom!

So, with Covid-19 in retreat as a lethal force in ever greater areas of the globe, and normal life returning to more and more people every day, how are we all finding it? I have to say that enjoying live music in a bustling pub, making plans to go to the other half's grandparent's 70th anniversary d...
by Octavious
Sat Aug 07, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hi...it's been a while
Replies: 15
Views: 435

Re: Hi...it's been a while

Hang on... I've also got a signature... How long's that been there?
by Octavious
Sat Aug 07, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hi...it's been a while
Replies: 15
Views: 435

Re: Hi...it's been a while

Who's Darwyn? Is he knew?

Clearly a man who has dedicated the last 10 years to working out how signatures work. Time well spent, sir.
by Octavious
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Figs
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Re: Figs

My parents have a fig tree, which helps keep them regular ;) . In terms of looking after, it kinda just grows by the shed and gets on with it.
by Octavious
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 600

Re: Arguments for God

You seeming to assume that I can know what qualities this infinite or at lest all emcompassing God has. That way Hubris lies. Oh, good Lord no. My assumption is far more modest and is simply that you know your own mind. But in the sense the God is everyone person, yes it is conscious. That’s like s...
by Octavious
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 600

Re: Arguments for God

God is the mountains, God is the sun, God is the quarks and every quantum field. I can show you all of these things. Which is all good stuff. God is glorious, magnificent, beautiful and terrible and all that. But what I have to ask, as it seems somewhat crucial from the perspective humanity, is thi...
by Octavious
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 600

Re: Arguments for God

Religion changing over the years isn't super compelling to me as a reason to doubt the idea behind it when things such as philosophy/morality/politics have changed and developed over the years too. It was never my intention to propose it as a reason to doubt the existence of God :-) It might help i...
by Octavious
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 600

Re: Arguments for God

The existence of God makes very little sense to me. I do not understand the concept of God. It is a nonsense concept. Both concepts of Non-existence -> Existence and ∞ Existence ∞ are absurd. Yet one has to be true. Unless there's another possibility I'm missing? Well, yes. An alternative possibili...
by Octavious
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diplomacy Dreamin'
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: Diplomacy Dreamin'

I had a dream a year or two ago in which I was aware I was dreaming and couldn't do anything to wake up. I thought I'd been successful a few times, but it turned out I'd just dreamed I'd woken up and was still very much asleep. It gave me the option to try a few things... apparently you can indeed r...
by Octavious
Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mini~Xu, Scooter and Dusty Balzac, Scallywags Playing Golf in No Man's Land
Replies: 46
Views: 1873

Re: Mini~Xu, Scooter and Dusty Balzac, Scallywags Playing Golf in No Man's Land

They have a fun little collection of shrunken heads in Pitt Rivers in Oxford. Have to keep them them hidden away now, of course. Political correctness and all that. All that aside, good on you for giving it a go. You planning on charging back into the breach any time soon or taking a break for a whi...
by Octavious
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lick Me in the Arse
Replies: 15
Views: 2371

Re: Lick Me in the Arse

Off on a slight tangent on the original theme, but rather fun so I couldn't resist posting ;)

https://youtu.be/aSK3pZiyV28
by Octavious
Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 46
Views: 682

Re: Southern Boarder

@Oct, interesting that you give 3 examples of 'we need to fix them', rather than looking at it as a 'we should ask them how we can help them fix themselves'. Define "them" in this context, because depending on who you ask in any particular nation you will get a wide variety of conflicting answers. ...
by Octavious
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 46
Views: 682

Re: Southern Boarder

I guess the main question should be that of: "Why are there so many migrants, and what can be done to make them content where they are." I think orathaic said something like that. The trouble is, as the experience of recent history... and most of the rest of history for that matter... has taught us...