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by Octavious
Tue May 03, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 72
Views: 891

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: 72
Views: 891

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: 72
Views: 891

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: 72
Views: 891

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: 154

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: 326

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: 661

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: 183

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: 344

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: 183

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: 661

Re: Pronouns in Account Bio

Fair enough. It'll be interesting to see how much demand there is
by Octavious
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Pronouns in Account Bio
Replies: 22
Views: 661

Re: Pronouns in Account Bio

similar to name I was unaware that the membership were encouraged to share their names either. Is that something that is also being considered? I confess I rather enjoyed the ability to create whatever persona you wished without any of the intrusive a/s/l? questions you were pestered with on things...
by Octavious
Mon Apr 25, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Pronouns in Account Bio
Replies: 22
Views: 661

Re: Pronouns in Account Bio

I'm a tad confused. I thought we'd been able to put whatever information we wished to share about ourselves in the comments section of our profile for many years. Is that not still the case? For anonymous games obviously anonymity trumps all. If you're worried about using the wrong pronoun and for s...
by Octavious
Sun Apr 17, 2022 7:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Twitter and Musk
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: Twitter and Musk

Seems an odd question, as I can't for the life of me imagine why anyone cares whether or not something is good for Musk or Twitter. Musk is an eccentric billionaire who enjoys the media spotlight, so in that sense it's good for him as it keeps him there. Twitter is a hypocritical mess of censorship ...
by Octavious
Fri Apr 15, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 4028

Re: War, what is it good for?

eah, about that. Putin will certainly say so, because that is what he believes. But how many of those missiles actually work? How much of the money going to run them has been siphpned off due to corruption? The same applies to every part of the Russian military, and is a factor in their poor perfor...
by Octavious
Fri Apr 15, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 4028

Re: War, what is it good for?

You're really doing yourself no favours as far as your argument against accusations of imperialism and bloodlust go ;) So far unified economic sanctions, and military aid to Ukraine has done a lot. Military aid has, certainly. The sanctions, aside from causing considerable hardship to the more vulne...
by Octavious
Thu Apr 14, 2022 8:06 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 4028

Re: War, what is it good for?

Russia has some interesting demographic issues, but it still has a fighting age population larger than the entire population of the UK in the Great War, so I find the idea that they're short of potential recruits a difficult one to swallow. Has anyone got an answer to this question? How do western p...
by Octavious
Wed Apr 13, 2022 8:06 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Liar in Chief
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Liar in Chief

Donald Trump has a deep reverence for the truth and believes something so precious should be used sparingly. But, as Jamie says, this is as shocking a news story as the Sun rising.
by Octavious
Fri Apr 08, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 199
Views: 4028

Re: War, what is it good for?

Kremlin admits large numbers of casualties - probably because they can't hide those boys not coming home to their families indefinitely (though the number admitted is lower than some estimates by an order of magnitude). Ukraine's estimates tend to be as daft as the Russian ones. It seems to be trad...