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by Octavious
Tue Jul 19, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What's everyone's favourite anti-vax argument?
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: What's everyone's favourite anti-vax argument?

Favourite as in the most convincing? For covid it was just the obvious statement that you're being injected with a very powerful substance that has been rushed through the process at record speed and about which our knowledge of the long term risks are pretty negligible. Combined with the fact that ...
by Octavious
Mon Jul 18, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 243
Views: 6967

Losing the war...

Some more recent developments as reported by veteran UK journalist, Andrew Neil Russian state energy giant Gazprom declares force majeure on some of its gas supplies to Europe. Another step closer to Putin turning off the taps completely. Gazprom says it cannot fulfil its supply obligations because ...
by Octavious
Sun Jul 17, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?
Replies: 32
Views: 724

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

I clearly did answer. Try reading what i wrote. You clearly did no such thing Shocking how your bias only applies to women almost as if you are just being a misogynist. Ah, retreating to petty insults I see. Quite how you're justifying this particular leap I have no idea. When in doubt hide behind ...
by Octavious
Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?
Replies: 32
Views: 724

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

Most men do fine, Fluminator. Although if you have anything to confess by all means do so. It's good for the soul. As with all things, decent people are decent and scummy people are scummy. Whether or not they are men is immaterial, aside from the fact that scummy men have more opportunity to be scu...
by Octavious
Sat Jul 16, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 243
Views: 6967

Losing the war...

So, a quick summary of where we are so far: Russian has taken the entirety of Luhansk, a substantial land bridge to Crimea, and is advancing slowly but steadily through the remaining Ukrainian held areas of Donetsk. The Ukrainian military is on life support, kept able to fight only by western suppli...
by Octavious
Sat Jul 16, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?
Replies: 32
Views: 724

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: 724

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: 1204

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: 724

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: 724

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: 116

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: 724

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: 724

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: 1021

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: 438

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: 438

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: 438

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: 438

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: 2191

Re: Openings for new moderators!!!!

Training? You hold the banhammer by the stick and hit the members with the heavy end.