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by Octavious
Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: USA, a fascist state? Confirmed
Replies: 56
Views: 669

Re: USA, a fascist state? Confirmed

If I was looking for evidence that someone had fascist tendencies, then one of the more obvious giveaways would be a contempt for the cornerstones of democracy such as trial by jury.
by Octavious
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All your Karma are belong to JamieT
Replies: 11
Views: 609

Re: All your Karma are belong to JamieT

What you say !!
by Octavious
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Betrayal Blues
Replies: 34
Views: 1302

Re: Betrayal Blues

The Old Testament always seemed to lack subtly to me. Samson won a few great victories, but always by charging in, tearing people apart and trusting to luck. If you were feeling charitable you could say that Elisha killing the boys who were mocking his haircut by persuading God to send bears to slau...
by Octavious
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Betrayal Blues
Replies: 34
Views: 1302

Re: Betrayal Blues

Very few carebears in the bible. It is easier for an army to pass through Switzerland than for a carebear to enter into the kingdom of God. The Bible is full of plots and subtle diplomacy. Jesus was the master. He knew full well of Judas' stab in advance and used it to his advantage. Poor old Judas ...
by Octavious
Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Betrayal Blues
Replies: 34
Views: 1302

Re: Betrayal Blues

In what sense is 7 people getting together to play a game the opposite of loving your neighbour or civilisation? Does it do psychic damage? No What would a Buddhist say? "Let's play Diplomacy" What would Jesus say? "Let's play Diplomacy" Jesus, of course, would probably play on PlayDip due to them h...
by Octavious
Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: These QAnon people are crazy
Replies: 19
Views: 1643

Re: These QAnon people are crazy

It's jolly decent of him to have gone to such trouble to make his craziness so obvious. If only all criminals took the time to wear a fancy dress uniform and leave written evidence in front of cameras the world would be a far better place. I like the nod to Austin Powers from the American courts, th...
by Octavious
Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Betrayal Blues
Replies: 34
Views: 1302

Re: Betrayal Blues

Oh dear... so much that's wrong in so few lines... Firstly, there's no such thing as a clearly dying country. After being stabbed your game dynamic changes, certainly, but only in the sense that your path to glory now leads in a different direction. The player whose reaction to a stab is to enter mo...
by Octavious
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Christmas Scoff
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Christmas Scoff

The Christmas holidays will soon be approaching, and with it comes the traditional time of feasting and merriment. So with that in mind, let's share some of our favourite Christmas nibbles.

As a starter for 10, quince jam and stilton on toast :-D
by Octavious
Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 8
Views: 284

War, what is it good for?

Huh, yeah etc. Serious question though. What could be the potential benefits of a war? In particular, a war between Russia and Ukraine. Russia has been building up troops on the border with Ukraine for some time. I've been assuming that this is a distraction technique, much like the fun and games go...
by Octavious
Sat Nov 13, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DUNE 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 2518

Re: DUNE 2021

In a tribute to Jodorowsky's attempt in the 1970s, one of the characters is reportedly played by Banksy
by Octavious
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Free Navalny!
Replies: 33
Views: 3446

Re: Free Navalny!

I was asking a question to clarify to myself what Gourmet had in mind, then had a light hearted exchange with Jamie involving some utterly useless activities that, to a man of a certain age and culture, would have had echoes of Red Dwarf and their 'give quiche a chance' episode. I have no more calle...
by Octavious
Tue Nov 09, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Free Navalny!
Replies: 33
Views: 3446

Re: Free Navalny!

Say again?
by Octavious
Sat Nov 06, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Free Navalny!
Replies: 33
Views: 3446

Re: Free Navalny!

I withdraw my previous comment about your supposed intelligence. It clearly fails to stand up to scrutiny. No one mentioned taking action against Iran. The subject, raised by Gourmet, was the removal of Putin. The fact that Putin and Russia was mentioned several times in the following half dozen pos...
by Octavious
Sat Nov 06, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Free Navalny!
Replies: 33
Views: 3446

Re: Free Navalny!

For the record, I happen to think that any Western military intervention into Iran without a clear and obvious reason (Iran invading its neighbours or launching a devastating attack on Israel, say) would be utterly crazy. But again, you are the only person here who has mentioned such a thing.
by Octavious
Sat Nov 06, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Free Navalny!
Replies: 33
Views: 3446

Re: Free Navalny!

The explanation is far more simple, and is purely about your own prejudice. You have built up a somewhat inaccurate impression of me, and you create your own reality in order to feed that impression. That it is blatantly obvious to any impartial or fair minded observer that this reality is bollocks ...
by Octavious
Sat Nov 06, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: These QAnon people are crazy
Replies: 19
Views: 1643

Re: These QAnon people are crazy

I'm not aware that they have any links with the Republicans other than a feeling that they tend to vote for them. In much the same way that you have a feeling that prisoners tend to vote Democrat, but you wouldn't describe them as the criminal wing of the Democratic party
by Octavious
Wed Nov 03, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Free Navalny!
Replies: 33
Views: 3446

Re: Free Navalny!

Is this some new definition of imperialism that I'm not aware of? You seem pretty clear in advocating for US imperial action in Iran. I don't know what you want to call it...but that is what it is. Firstly I didn't call for US to do anything, secondly at no stage did anyone other than you mention a...
by Octavious
Wed Nov 03, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Interesting phase in the pandemic
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: Interesting phase in the pandemic

So your responce is, "it is hard to measure so let's just ignore" Not at all. My response is that it is desirable to determine whether or not imposing harmful restrictions on the populace will have any positive impact prior to doing so. And let's not kid ourselves, masks are indeed harmful, with th...
by Octavious
Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Free Navalny!
Replies: 33
Views: 3446

Re: Free Navalny!

Is this some new definition of imperialism that I'm not aware of?
by Octavious
Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Interesting phase in the pandemic
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: Interesting phase in the pandemic

The point remains, a minor restriction (wearing masks when you are sick or in shared public spaces) seems like a small cost to trade for saving some (of the 97,000) lives. Wearing masks when you are sick is utterly pointless as you should be self isolating, thus negating any potential positive impa...