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by Octavious
Sat Sep 17, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: circumcision
Replies: 154
Views: 18426

Re: circumcision

It pains me to leave aside the massive potential for humour in these last few posts, but in all seriousness it's rather impressive for a 16 year old to have been able to approach a doctor with the issue that his dick wasn't working properly. I imagine most men of that age would have avoided doing so...
by Octavious
Sat Sep 17, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 75% of the world's problems could be solved...
Replies: 29
Views: 365

Re: 75% of the world's problems could be solved...

I have been reliably informed by various experts in the field that there exists within psychiatry a consensus of opinion that not all psychopaths are French. I withdraw my last comment.
by Octavious
Sat Sep 17, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 75% of the world's problems could be solved...
Replies: 29
Views: 365

Re: 75% of the world's problems could be solved...

If entertaining the death of 78 million is a separate things? You monster! There's nothing entertaining about killing tens of millions of people! How dare you use such language! Tolstoy makes a heartfelt plea based on the compassionate euthanasia of those poor souls unable to make a positive impact...
by Octavious
Fri Sep 16, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is the US going metric?
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Is the US going metric?

Probably as big a dope as the bozo who decided freezing would be 100 and boiling would be 0. Still, it eventually got ironed out into something intuitive. So much better than the cold alien scientific system of Kelvin
by Octavious
Fri Sep 16, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is the US going metric?
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Is the US going metric?

The metric system is fine, but it has no soul. The imperial units are so much more in tune with the human experience. A fathom being near enough the distance hand to hand, a foot being a booted foot, an inch being the length of the end of your thumb. Besides, what can be easier than 100 links in a c...
by Octavious
Fri Sep 16, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is the US going metric?
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Is the US going metric?

So, this morning I was bored enough to be reading through CNN (always good for a laugh) when I came across the headline "Brits Queue 14km to Pay Respects to Queen" which, for CNN, is surprisingly accurate. But even more surprising was the use of kilometers, which as far as I'm aware neither country ...
by Octavious
Thu Sep 15, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Modern Colonialism
Replies: 33
Views: 212

Re: Modern Colonialism

But the debates kinda pointless, isn't it? I don't get the sense you've ever actually read anything on Modern Colonialism, so you're attacking the name of a theory you know nothing about. I'm not attacking any theory. I have never even heard of a theory of Modern Colonialism and it is the first tim...
by Octavious
Thu Sep 15, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Modern Colonialism
Replies: 33
Views: 212

Re: Modern Colonialism

My point, which was rather clearly stated, was that if you're using the same word for corporate exploitation as you are for a research colony in the Antarctic wastes you have created an unnecessary linguistic problem for yourself. A point that has been heavily reinforced by the subsequent posts by ...
by Octavious
Wed Sep 14, 2022 11:54 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Modern Colonialism
Replies: 33
Views: 212

Re: Modern Colonialism

And secondly one erson here did say corporate exploitation was a modern form of colonialism. Nobody except you seems to be confused about it. Tolstoy said so quite clearly earlier, ora. A comment that was subsequently highlighted by a certain orathaic. I fear it is you who seems confused, by your o...
by Octavious
Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Modern Colonialism
Replies: 33
Views: 212

Re: Modern Colonialism

My point, which was rather clearly stated, was that if you're using the same word for corporate exploitation as you are for a research colony in the Antarctic wastes you have created an unnecessary linguistic problem for yourself. A point that has been heavily reinforced by the subsequent posts by y...
by Octavious
Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Modern Colonialism
Replies: 33
Views: 212

Re: Modern Colonialism

Then why are you arguing about it, if you do not care? I do not care what you believe, Jamie. I am quite comfortable with the notion that there are a great many things that you believe that are not accurate. I am less comfortable but accepting of the fact that I also believe things that aren't accu...
by Octavious
Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Modern Colonialism
Replies: 33
Views: 212

Re: Modern Colonialism

Ah, I was afraid you would say that. I guess we need to create a new thread called Modern Dominionism, or even Modern Unique Indian Status, if we ever wanted to discuss India's relation to England. I suppose it's only natural that the only way we can discuss India is if we use the exact same words ...
by Octavious
Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Modern Colonialism
Replies: 33
Views: 212

Re: Modern Colonialism

If you want to try and prove to me that India was a colony by all means do so. Personally I couldn't care less what you believe India's position in the Empire happened to be so I have no inclination to spend any great amount of time trying to change your mind. I am rather curious to why it matters t...
by Octavious
Tue Sep 13, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Modern Colonialism
Replies: 33
Views: 212

Re: Modern Colonialism

It is very disingenuous to say "India wasn't a colony" on the basis of its status for a period of less than three years right at the end of that 200-year span. It certainly would if that's what I'd said, but I didn't. India did not change status from colony to dominion. India was not a colony. If w...
by Octavious
Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Modern Colonialism
Replies: 33
Views: 212

Re: Modern Colonialism

You also had the League of Nations mandates appear late on, although whether or not you view these as part of the Empire or not is debatable
by Octavious
Tue Sep 13, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Modern Colonialism
Replies: 33
Views: 212

Re: Modern Colonialism

And you end up doing stupid and insulting things like calling India a former British colony, which would be utterly ridiculous. ... Wait, what? The Empire was divided into India, the Dominions, Colonies, Protectorates, and Dependencies. India was not a colony, although it did change from its unique...
by Octavious
Mon Sep 12, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: TRUMP 2024
Replies: 50
Views: 349

Re: TRUMP 2024

I don't recall him not loving them. You can be angry with those you love, you know. This shouldn't be a particularly alien concept to anyone.
by Octavious
Mon Sep 12, 2022 12:09 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: TRUMP 2024
Replies: 50
Views: 349

Re: TRUMP 2024

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Sat Sep 10, 2022 9:26 pm
And you really think that the Jesus Christ depicted in the bible would be pleased with ex-President Trump? A selfish, self-aggrandising, proud, pompous, money grubbing liar like that?

Amazing.
It's a pretty safe bet that Jesus would love Trump. That's kind of the point of the Christianity lark
by Octavious
Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:56 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Modern Colonialism
Replies: 33
Views: 212

Re: Modern Colonialism

Also some definitions include this : #NotMyPrince is trending because Wales is an occupied sovereign Indigenous land stolen by the British crown and the title Prince of Wales was created in 1301 for the soul purpose of reminding the Welsh they were conquered. It's continued use is a purposeful insu...
by Octavious
Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Modern Colonialism
Replies: 33
Views: 212

Re: Modern Colonialism

Yes, the trouble with calling that colonialism is that it muddies the water and causes confusion. If you're using the same word for corporate exploitation as you are for a research colony in the Antarctic wastes you have created an unnecessary linguistic problem for yourself. And you end up doing st...