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by Octavious
Tue May 17, 2022 9:35 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 72
Views: 783

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

The thing is, I think you are reading me posting "I think women should have access to abortions, all the way through pregnancy", and you're interpreting that as "I want lots of babies to be aborted at a late stage in pregnancy; killing unborn babies is cool". What on earth makes you think I'm inter...
by Octavious
Sun May 15, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Finland applies to join NATO
Replies: 6
Views: 71

Re: Finland applies to join NATO

Finland joining will have no significant impact on the defensive capabilities of NATO. When Finland has joined NATO it will arguably be better defended, but frankly its current allies are more than adequate to the task of deterring any possible Russian ambitions. The disadvantages are you anger your...
by Octavious
Sun May 15, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Finland applies to join NATO
Replies: 6
Views: 71

Re: Finland applies to join NATO

Bloody stupid if you ask me. Finland is in the EU and as such covered by the EU's article 42 mutual defence clause, as well as the recent defence pact with the UK. There was zero chance of Putin invading prior to this announcement, and now Putin taking anti Finland action is a certainty (not militar...
by Octavious
Sat May 14, 2022 11:19 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 72
Views: 783

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

I don't consider your position to be the other side of the argument. I consider it to be an embarrassing extremist fringe that is highly detrimental to those who support the pro-choice position. The huge negative impact of such arguments on the pro-choice side is far more harmful to women's rights t...
by Octavious
Sat May 14, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 72
Views: 783

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

Let me make myself very clear then. I want women to have the right of abortion up to and including the day before childbirth. I consider anyone opposed to this position to be anti-woman, and anti women's rights. Clear? I an extremely opposed to this, and consider your position to be effectively pro...
by Octavious
Sat May 14, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 72
Views: 783

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

Trigger happy 17 year olds should not be in possession of powerful semi-automatic weapons. Correct It is not helpful to society for such people to be able to travel from state to state opening fire on people they think might be bad guys. Also correct, but not at all an accurate description of the R...
by Octavious
Fri May 13, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 72
Views: 783

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

I wasn't questioning your right to an opinion. I was questioning your perception that you're in some kind of good vs evil battle. You are truly blessed to have a great number of strong opinions and I wouldn't dream of denying you that core part of your personality even if I somehow had the ability t...
by Octavious
Fri May 13, 2022 5:57 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 72
Views: 783

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

This is a battle of right vs wrong and I've picked a fucking side. Is it? Honestly, Jamie, it feels more like Yank bashing to me. In the battle of right vs wrong you've been mostly AWOL when it comes to the battlefields of Mexico, say. Or the many other battlefields of South America, Africa, and So...
by Octavious
Tue May 10, 2022 6:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3806

Re: War, what is it good for?

Well, as predicted by webDip that was very much a non event. Why the media were so obsessed with it I have no idea.
by Octavious
Sat May 07, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: circumcision
Replies: 140
Views: 17446

Re: circumcision

Wusti wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 1:07 am
be wary of the Big Lube lobby.
I think I saw that film on YouTube...

... You- something or other, anyway...
by Octavious
Sat May 07, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: circumnavigation
Replies: 17
Views: 360

Re: circumnavigation

taylor4 wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 8:26 pm
Cooked, mashed potatoes are essential to the potato pancake
Indeed so, and likewise flour is essential to actual cake. But this does not change the undeniable fact that anyone about to tuck in to a big bowl of finest flour is not going to experience a taste sensation.
by Octavious
Sat May 07, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: circumcision
Replies: 140
Views: 17446

Re: circumcision

There is a clear difference between FMG and circumcision though - one may be required for health reasons, and in 99% of cases does not interfere with the ability to enjoy a sexual life, the other destroys it forever. You say that, but doesn't the American fascination with the knife result in Americ...
by Octavious
Fri May 06, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: circumnavigation
Replies: 17
Views: 360

Re: circumnavigation

Mashed potatoes are a crime against humanity. Why ruin good potatoes like that? Eating mashed potatoes is like eating warmed up vomit. Couldn't agree more. You can possibly get away with it in the form of champ or bubble and squeak, but mostly it's an abomination. Those who include it as part of a ...
by Octavious
Wed May 04, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 3806

Re: War, what is it good for?

It's possible, but my bet is not. I guess a lot depends on what Russia's long term goals are. If Putin wants the war to drag out and for Europe to feel the bite of the sanctions into next winter then the current situation works fine. If he just wants to take the south and east of Ukraine then it dep...
by Octavious
Wed May 04, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 72
Views: 783

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

However, I do not believe that a fertilised ovum has the same status as a female human Me neither. I am inclined to give the fertilised ovum a degree of respect, with the extent of that degree ranging from virtually nil at the point of fertilisation to fully human at the point of birth. There is al...
by Octavious
Wed May 04, 2022 8:00 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 72
Views: 783

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

No. My position is, and has always been, in favour of legal abortions in line with the current UK system. I have said nothing whatsoever here to suggest otherwise. If I recall correctly I think the largest difference between our positions is that you believe the pro life side in the US is motivated ...
by Octavious
Wed May 04, 2022 12:54 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Ajax Error When Giving +1
Replies: 13
Views: 283

Re: Ajax Error When Giving +1

Is this a cunning attempt to get more +1s by encouraging people to see if they get an error message on your post?
by Octavious
Wed May 04, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 72
Views: 783

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

To make it simple for you: A human woman has greater worth than an unborn fertilized ovum. That is indeed simple, but it utterly fails to answer my question. I quite genuinely believe that the way we value life beyond birth may play an important role in this Your question is whataboutery and my pos...
by Octavious
Tue May 03, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 72
Views: 783

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

From the perspective of the US you are left wing. I don't recall you ever taking the position of America's right of centre party. As for capitalism, the days where the battle lines between left and right revolved around being pro and anti capitalism ended long before I was born. Most left wing poli...