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by Octavious
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Violence in the US after killing by police.
Replies: 51
Views: 287

Re: Violence in the US after killing by police.

And this one? https://twitter.com/kaylah88331119/status/1267771495536828416?s=09 Ora, there are a load of extremely clear videos of protesters vandalising cars, buildings, and police stations. What do you suggest is the reasoning behind cops destroying their own car in order to potentially add a ph...
by Octavious
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Violence in the US after killing by police.
Replies: 51
Views: 287

Re: Violence in the US after killing by police.

Meanwhile a thread of police vandalising property: https://twitter.com/loneangeI/status/1267484949822791688?s=09 That’s a thread of sod all. Someone claiming that someone smashing windows is really an undercover cop is not evidence of anything. I could claim it was you and it'd be as convincing. Th...
by Octavious
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid Game
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Stupid Game

High risk? The stakes are so low in an unranked bot game that risk doesn't really feature. I guess it's the diplomacy equivalent to GTA when your proper game is safely saved and you you run around with a rocket launcher seeing how many cars you can blow up :-D
by Octavious
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Violence in the US after killing by police.
Replies: 51
Views: 287

Re: Violence in the US after killing by police.

I am sure that in 1955, when Rosa Parks was asked to give up her seat on the bus, you would have said that there was "no proof that this was connected to the wider issue of race relations". Being told to move because of the colour of your skin is clear cut racism. Someone dying in policy custody is...
by Octavious
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Violence in the US after killing by police.
Replies: 51
Views: 287

Re: Violence in the US after killing by police.

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:37 pm
Standing up to the rise of fascism is a "plague"?
Not at all. I fully intend to fight against any fascists I come across with the same enthusiasm as I will fight against Antifa thugs. Possibly even more so.
by Octavious
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Violence in the US after killing by police.
Replies: 51
Views: 287

Re: Violence in the US after killing by police.

Why are you so keen to treat this as an isolated incident rather than just one small part of a much more significant problem? Partly because this thread was primarily about the incident and subsequent violence, so that is naturally what I focused on. Partly because there's no proof that says that t...
by Octavious
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Violence in the US after killing by police.
Replies: 51
Views: 287

Re: Violence in the US after killing by police.

All my posts in this thread have been in reply to posts from others, aside from the first which was a couple of sentences long. But I am quite interested in the obsession on American domestic policy that some non Americans have, and the spread of the Antifa plague.
by Octavious
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Violence in the US after killing by police.
Replies: 51
Views: 287

Re: Violence in the US after killing by police.

Remember Rodney King in the 80s? Never heard of him. America is a strange land a long way away in which many thousands are murdered every year, and over 100,000 have died this year if a new virus, and well over 100,000 die yearly due to accidents. Surprisingly enough I don't remember one American d...
by Octavious
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Violence in the US after killing by police.
Replies: 51
Views: 287

Re: Violence in the US after killing by police.

The fact that large numbers of people, living in one of the theoretically most developed nations on Earth, live in fear that their police will murder or oppress them based solely on the colour of their skin, is not "small beer". A single incident of someone being killed by a policeman and the incid...
by Octavious
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump: Opposing fascism will be outlawed
Replies: 11
Views: 76

Re: Trump: Opposing fascism will be outlawed

Jamie, old chap, you've always been vile ;)
by Octavious
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump: Opposing fascism will be outlawed
Replies: 11
Views: 76

Re: Trump: Opposing fascism will be outlawed

The overwhelming majority of people who appose fascism have nothing whatsoever to do with Antifa. As for the qualifying requirements I'd say that someone saying that they're part of Antifa and taking part in events organised by Antifa would pretty much do it.
by Octavious
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: America would be better if the British had won the Revolution
Replies: 10
Views: 74

Re: America would be better if the British had won the Revolution

I'm prepared to bet the Canadians get their gun law reforms done, just as New Zealand succeeded. Quibbles about timing deflect from the central issue.. the ability to achieve success or the inability. Timing is rather important, though. If the US achieves sensible gun legislation in 2085 would decl...
by Octavious
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Trump edges closer to glory!
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Trump edges closer to glory!

As the draconian days of lockdown move further into the past, the world of sport is returning to the public radar and we already have a potential highlight in the cards. World Champion Judd Trump is on the verge of taking the record for the most number of centuries in one season of snooker, and coul...
by Octavious
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump: Opposing fascism will be outlawed
Replies: 11
Views: 76

Re: Trump: Opposing fascism will be outlawed

And as antifa is not an organisation, (ie one with some membership list, organise, with minuted meetings where you can record who was in attendance) I believe what you're describing there is the Women's Institute or the local Parish Council. I don't think many radical political organisations, be th...
by Octavious
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump: Opposing fascism will be outlawed
Replies: 11
Views: 76

Re: Trump: Opposing fascism will be outlawed

Antifa are a truly vile organisation, but I don't think they qualify as terrorists. What is this "organisation" of which you speak? Antifa is not an organisation. It is a term to describe a broad movement against fascism, tending towards certain characteristics including, in some cases but not all,...
by Octavious
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: America would be better if the British had won the Revolution
Replies: 10
Views: 74

Re: America would be better if the British had won the Revolution

Well just look at how Australia Canada and New Zealand turned out & how they are dealing with the CV19 pandemic as just one example. Gun law reform.. public health and education services. as others. As Canada has only in the past few months concluded that banning military grade assault weapons from...
by Octavious
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Violence in the US after killing by police.
Replies: 51
Views: 287

Re: Violence in the US after killing by police.

The news reports that stated he was resisting arrest Even if he was both guilty and resisting arrest (which all the evidence so far points to it not being so) he was still slowly and brutally murdered on camera. He was far and away no longer a danger and the normal excuse of "it was a snap decision...
by Octavious
Sun May 31, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Violence in the US after killing by police.
Replies: 51
Views: 287

Re: Violence in the US after killing by police.

But yes, you're right. It did come across as unnecessarily callous.
by Octavious
Sun May 31, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump: Opposing fascism will be outlawed
Replies: 11
Views: 76

Re: Trump: Opposing fascism will be outlawed

Antifa are a truly vile organisation, but I don't think they qualify as terrorists.
by Octavious
Sun May 31, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Violence in the US after killing by police.
Replies: 51
Views: 287

Re: Violence in the US after killing by police.

Tone death? Why on earth should the rest of the world care? More people have died in the protests than the event their protesting against, and I dare say considerably more will catch Covid-19 because of it. 100,000 Yanks have died from the virus recently. This is a tragic event for the family but it...