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by Octavious
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I Regret I will have too retire form webdip.
Replies: 18
Views: 1676

Re: I Regret I will have too retire form webdip.

It's a place in Wales famous for its silly card games. Apparently they used to play dice there, but stopped because it was shite.
by Octavious
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Post here if you live in a Third World s***hole
Replies: 71
Views: 4615

Re: Post here if you live in a Third World s***hole

What's a Truck of Peace?

I admit I'd prefer to live in Norway than the US, but that's more because of crime than anything else. The US healthcare model is a definite negative, but whether that's a major factor would depend on the job I'd have over there.
by Octavious
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Oprah For Prez bitches
Replies: 34
Views: 3348

Re: Oprah For Prez bitches

If there's one thing certain to cure America's ills it's a billionaire television celebrity as President. What could possibly go wrong?

If Oprah is the best the Democrats can come up with to fight Trump it's time to concede victory to China in the democracy vs dictatorship debate.
by Octavious
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: School of War - Fall 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 4665

Re: School of War - Fall 2017

It's funny the psychological impact a late NMR can have. Some players beat themselves up over not entering the orders that would have one the game. Some feel that the NMR makes any win devalued, and lose their desire to get it. In this case, however, it seems a 3-way has been settled on earlier.
by Octavious
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump calls for "pathway to citizenship" in exchange for a wall.
Replies: 67
Views: 4388

Re: Trump calls for "pathway to citizenship" in exchange for a wall.

Yeah, that doesn't sound particularly effective :p
by Octavious
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump calls for "pathway to citizenship" in exchange for a wall.
Replies: 67
Views: 4388

Re: Trump calls for "pathway to citizenship" in exchange for a wall.

I'd say it depends a lot on what Trump's pathway to citizenship looks like. In terms of immigration, how are things looking? Has illegal immigration fallen under Trump? Is legal immigration at a suitable level?
by Octavious
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Oprah For Prez bitches
Replies: 34
Views: 3348

Re: Oprah For Prez bitches

Unemployment is thanks largely to economic cycle and the Fed. NK always wants to participate in Korean Olympic games, so unless you're proud of "my button is bigger than yours" Trump has done nothing yo get rid of the nuclear weapons. And the uprisings in 2009 were much more serious than these, but...
by Octavious
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: I am a stable genius
Replies: 87
Views: 5917

Re: I am a stable genius

If your goal is to convince ND to vote Democrat, then there isn't any and there never was. It's as likely as you voting for UKIP. But there are plenty of moderates who will read your comments and use them to form an opinion.

That's what I tell myself anyway :p.
by Octavious
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: I am a stable genius
Replies: 87
Views: 5917

Re: I am a stable genius

Today's news: Trump forgets words to Star Spangled Banner, mumbles and pauses attempting to sing along to national anthem. Unpatriotic and sad! You know, it becomes much harder to criticize the bombardment of non-stories and lies on the internet when you enthusiastically take part yourself. There i...
by Octavious
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Congratulations to Chris Grayling following his appointment as Conservative party chairman.
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Re: Congratulations to Chris Grayling following his appointment as Conservative party chairman.

And, quite seriously, adding social care to health is long overdue. It's harder to save money in social care by dumping the costs on the NHS when they're both the same budget. I probably agree with this point. Interesting change of direction, since the policy of the Cameron government was to take r...
by Octavious
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Congratulations to Chris Grayling following his appointment as Conservative party chairman.
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Re: Congratulations to Chris Grayling following his appointment as Conservative party chairman.

What on earth gave you the idea that Hunt was going to be shunted? He's got the safest job in politics. And, quite seriously, adding social care to health is long overdue. It's harder to save money in social care by dumping the costs on the NHS when they're both the same budget.
by Octavious
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Congratulations to Chris Grayling following his appointment as Conservative party chairman.
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Re: Congratulations to Chris Grayling following his appointment as Conservative party chairman.

Jeff Kuta wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:21 pm
I am amused by unforced errors.

Do the Conservatives fancy themselves to be competent professionals?
I'd say that the vast majority of British MPs are competent professionals. None of whom are immune from employing staff who make errors, nor indeed from making errors themselves.
by Octavious
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Congratulations to Chris Grayling following his appointment as Conservative party chairman.
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Re: Congratulations to Chris Grayling following his appointment as Conservative party chairman.

Out of curiosity, do you genuinely find this hilarious or our you laughing out of a sense of duty to the left? I think the biggest story here is the stunning revelation that the Tory Twitter account is followed by over 300,000 people! You can get to roughly 50,000 if you count journalists, politicia...
by Octavious
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Lies
Replies: 47
Views: 5629

Re: Lies

Octavious - it was my difficulty in understanding events in America that prompted me to create this thread. That, and it being another opportunity to highlight Trump's perceived inadequacies, yes :p. But yeah, I wasn't being critical of you. There's very little harm in ignorance if you're aware of ...
by Octavious
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: I am a stable genius
Replies: 87
Views: 5917

Re: I am a stable genius

Yesterday Trump tweeted this: "I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star, to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius... and a very stable genius at that!" Donald Trump ran for president in 2000. He can't even remember how...
by Octavious
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Lies
Replies: 47
Views: 5629

Re: Lies

Well you could as well ask the question why did the UK electorate accept and trust all the lies of Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage. It seems like that the average mental capacity and educational level of both the US an UK electorates are not very impressive. Peterlund illustrates a very good point. ...
by Octavious
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Lies
Replies: 47
Views: 5629

Re: Lies

11 proven examples of President Donald Trump lying to the American public. Why do they put up with this lying charlatan? They were your best examples? That's genuinely quite surprising. I was expecting something far worse in your top ten. Frankly, I dare say that Americans expect their politicians ...
by Octavious
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: January Ghost Ratings Published
Replies: 48
Views: 4786

Re: January Ghost Ratings Published

Brad, you are one of the worst players on the site. Top-tier players prefer to play with each other for the same reason that top-tier chess players do. It's more interesting. I disagree. By far the most entertaining games involve people with a mix of abilities and experience. As long as they're wil...
by Octavious
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sweden 4 - USA 2
Replies: 12
Views: 958

Re: Sweden 4 - USA 2

My Gran was a big fan in her younger days, but it went out of fashion in the UK before the Beatles. Much like baseball. Besides which, hockey is more fun and less fussy than ice hockey.
by Octavious
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A really controversial question
Replies: 20
Views: 1915

Re: A really controversial question

For questions such as this, simply apply the Vlad test. If Vlad the Impaler asked for a salad and you gave him some weetabix and milk, would you expect to end your days in agony with a spike up your bottom? If the answer is yes, it ain't a salad. Using the Vlad method we discover it is neither soup ...