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by Octavious
Sat May 07, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: circumcision
Replies: 140
Views: 17562

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: 405

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: 4158

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: 76
Views: 965

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: 76
Views: 965

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: 327

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: 76
Views: 965

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: 76
Views: 965

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...
by Octavious
Tue May 03, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 76
Views: 965

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...
by Octavious
Tue May 03, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 76
Views: 965

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 10:42 pm
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
by Octavious
Tue May 03, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 76
Views: 965

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 polit...
by Octavious
Tue May 03, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 76
Views: 965

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

You're really channeling the inner Machiavelli today, Flash. It's an intriguing insight into elements of left wing thinking in the US. I am well aware of the arguments against allowing abortion. I do not agree with those arguments and never will, because I do not believe that a fertilised ovum has t...
by Octavious
Tue May 03, 2022 12:42 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: End of the European Nation State?
Replies: 9
Views: 162

End of the European Nation State?

So, in the last few days the Conference in the Future of Europe came to a close with some solid proposals for the EU to work towards. These can be found in the below link: https://futureu.europa.eu/rails/active_storage/blobs/redirect/eyJfcmFpbHMiOnsibWVzc2FnZSI6IkJBaHBBNkVjQVE9PSIsImV4cCI6bnVsbCwicH...
by Octavious
Sun May 01, 2022 9:25 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: What should be done in this situation?
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: What should be done in this situation?

I believe it is still the case that if the game is stalemated with no substantial change for a number of phases you may ask the mods to intervene and impose a draw. Obviously some time is appropriate to allow for the various players to consider their position and whether they might want to attempt t...
by Octavious
Wed Apr 27, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Pronouns in Account Bio
Replies: 22
Views: 716

Re: Pronouns in Account Bio

I think with English as soon as you start talking of a "correct" way of doing anything you're on dangerous ground. Leave blind adherence to linguist rules to the French. I reckon the only thing about English over which there's near universal agreement is that the Yanks do it wrong. France, for sure,...
by Octavious
Wed Apr 27, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: For real dreams embrace noorani Magic rings powers +27789640870 magic wallet love charm
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: For real dreams embrace noorani Magic rings powers +27789640870 magic wallet love charm

orathaic wrote:
Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:37 pm
Jamiet99uk wrote:
Tue Apr 26, 2022 9:40 am
Magical rings?

That's a new one.
You should read some JRR Tolkien, excellent treatise on magic rings ;)
The Last Ringbearer is a far superior and more realistic portrayal of Middle Earth 😉
by Octavious
Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Site Improvement Idea: Messages to multiple players
Replies: 12
Views: 381

Re: Site Improvement Idea: Messages to multiple players

Trying to keep track of the various 2 way, 3 way and 4 way conversations on sites like Playdip is a massive headache, and I often end up spending more time trying to work out who said what to whom and when than I do on actual diplomacy. I very much prefer webDip's simplified messaging system over an...
by Octavious
Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:58 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: For real dreams embrace noorani Magic rings powers +27789640870 magic wallet love charm
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: For real dreams embrace noorani Magic rings powers +27789640870 magic wallet love charm

Lotteries, pools, lottos, and bingos are all very well... but what about tombolas? And, even more importantly, does it give one the power to hook the correct duck?

One other question... what's the angel of Uranus, and how did the poor sod wind up with the job?
by Octavious
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:22 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Pronouns in Account Bio
Replies: 22
Views: 716

Re: Pronouns in Account Bio

Fair enough. It'll be interesting to see how much demand there is