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by Octavious
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trumptoad announces the start of his re~election campaign
Replies: 28
Views: 322

Re: Trumptoad announces the start of his re~election campaign

Ok, this is one thing I don't understand about the American political debate. I am from a military family and took the Queen's shilling in the TA for a few years. Now one of the major principles of the military is that service should be totally voluntary except in cases of dire need. I don't see any...
by Octavious
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trumptoad announces the start of his re~election campaign
Replies: 28
Views: 322

Re: Trumptoad announces the start of his re~election campaign

Hispanics tend to be white, though. You get a fair few blacks and indians, but by and large they're white. Either that or my family is remarkably mixed race, which is would be rather fun if true. Tlaib is from Palestinian stock, isn't she? They're pretty white, and certainly a damn sight nearer the ...
by Octavious
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Travel Destinations
Replies: 106
Views: 2339

Re: Travel Destinations

The architecture was pleasant enough. What I struggled with are the beggars who have to prostrate themselves towards you and never make eye contact, the legions of gypsy street whores in the city centre, how pretty much every black man who wasn't an American tourist was a drug dealer, the never endi...
by Octavious
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Should white people own Chinese restaurants?
Replies: 29
Views: 353

Re: Should white people own Chinese restaurants?

I agree with peterlund's comment above. With the obvious qualification that they must be a "fit and proper" person to run the specific business, for example we don't want criminals running gun shops or chemist shops. So as long as persons behave lawfully then there should be no impediment to them s...
by Octavious
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trumptoad announces the start of his re~election campaign
Replies: 28
Views: 322

Re: Trumptoad announces the start of his re~election campaign

Sure, he suggests they come back. That suddenly makes it not deplorable? It makes it different to what is being reported, and when such a difference exists it makes it easy for Trump supporters to say "that's not what he said" and move on, rather than addressing the problems with what was actually ...
by Octavious
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trumptoad announces the start of his re~election campaign
Replies: 28
Views: 322

Re: Trumptoad announces the start of his re~election campaign

Tom Bombadil wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:38 pm
The counties they came from is the United States. The first way you present is the only way to interpret it Octavious
Not at all, because the go back where you came from cries of the far right where never followed by "and then come back". It is very much not the same.
by Octavious
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trumptoad announces the start of his re~election campaign
Replies: 28
Views: 322

Re: Trumptoad announces the start of his re~election campaign

How were they interpreted incorrectly? In the British media they were reported as Trump saying "go back where you came from", which has traditionally been a cry uttered by the far right (National Front thugs, the EDL etc) against immigrants, people who resemble immigrants, and people who sound like...
by Octavious
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trumptoad announces the start of his re~election campaign
Replies: 28
Views: 322

Re: Trumptoad announces the start of his re~election campaign

I've been a little confused by the latest controversy. I read his comments on the matter and he didn't say what he has been reported to have said. To be clear, what he did say was particularly off colour even for Trump, and it would be impossible for someone like him to be unaware that it could be i...
by Octavious
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Travel Destinations
Replies: 106
Views: 2339

Re: Travel Destinations

Restitution wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:38 pm
Do Budapest and Prague. Best places in the world.
You think so? Budapest was ok, but I didn't like Prague much at all. What was so good about them that I missed?
by Octavious
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need advice
Replies: 31
Views: 456

Re: Need advice

Regrets are more about the person than the actions they take. If you're the sort of person who has regrets you will have them regardless of what you do. If you're not, you won't. Back in the good old days we had tradition to take care of most of these decisions for us so we could happily get on with...
by Octavious
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: To the Kiwis out there - Congrats on the Cricket!
Replies: 21
Views: 376

Re: To the Kiwis out there - Congrats on the Cricket!

Well done to the Black Caps for a fantastic display of skill and sportsmanship. Nothing between the teams but the whim of the gods.
by Octavious
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Should white people own Chinese restaurants?
Replies: 29
Views: 353

Re: Should white people own Chinese restaurants?

Just to be sure I'm saying it right, it's like the Terminator with a particularly heavy cold?
by Octavious
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Free Speech is Outdated
Replies: 13
Views: 179

Re: Free Speech is Outdated

Grammar is essential to clarify meaning. It's hard enough when people have different meanings for terms, but a missing comma can easily change a sentence. Eats shoots and leaves. Eats shoots, and leaves. Eats, shoots, and leaves. I am curious about what kind of situation you could be reading about ...
by Octavious
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Free Speech is Outdated
Replies: 13
Views: 179

Re: Free Speech is Outdated

LeonWalras wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:19 am
I vote to tax anyone who uses the term "marketplace of ideas".
Quite right, Leon. We don't want to boil the ocean reaching out for next level jargon. We must embrace the core competency of plain English and make it scalable across the board.
by Octavious
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Should white people own Chinese restaurants?
Replies: 29
Views: 353

Re: Should white people own Chinese restaurants?

MajorMitchell wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:12 am
Who added pineapple to a "Hamburger with the lot"? I think it might have been us Australians.
You Australians, and only you Australians :p.
by Octavious
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: To the Kiwis out there - Congrats on the Cricket!
Replies: 21
Views: 376

Re: To the Kiwis out there - Congrats on the Cricket!

Aye, but do they have teeth? Not a full set of gnashers, perhaps, but an egg tooth perhaps?

Surely you can farm kiwis fairly easily? Yeah, I imagine the eggs would be expensive, but if they're particularly delicious it could be a new Christmas breakfast tradition
by Octavious
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: To the Kiwis out there - Congrats on the Cricket!
Replies: 21
Views: 376

Re: To the Kiwis out there - Congrats on the Cricket!

Do Kiwis have teeth, out of interest?
by Octavious
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: To the Kiwis out there - Congrats on the Cricket!
Replies: 21
Views: 376

Re: To the Kiwis out there - Congrats on the Cricket!

Should be a good final. Neither team has a particular advantage in terms of conditions. The forecast for Lords is a cool 21 degrees and overcast, so typical summer weather for both nations. England have to be favourites after beating them in the group, but the Kiwis have teeth.
by Octavious
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: To the Kiwis out there - Congrats on the Cricket!
Replies: 21
Views: 376

Re: To the Kiwis out there - Congrats on the Cricket!

Wow.... this sort of thing just doesn't happen