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by Octavious
Tue Jul 16, 2024 9:31 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump shot at by his own supporters during rally
Replies: 33
Views: 577

Re: Trump shot at by his own supporters during rally

No we weren't. We were discussing relative priorities. Jamie was being critical of people who apparently consider Trump's survival and increased chance of being elected a more important event than the outcomes of various other newsworthy incidents (in particular school shootings), which I find amusi...
by Octavious
Tue Jul 16, 2024 7:44 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump shot at by his own supporters during rally
Replies: 33
Views: 577

Re: Trump shot at by his own supporters during rally

I'm confused. In what sense did it become a religious debate? What aspect of religion was being debated? I was merely pointing out that the notion of whether or not Trump wins or loses the election is a matter of extreme importance is a belief held both by die hard MAGA chaps and our own dear Jamie....
by Octavious
Mon Jul 15, 2024 8:23 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump shot at by his own supporters during rally
Replies: 33
Views: 577

Re: Trump shot at by his own supporters during rally

You see? Not so easy, is it? You have to resort to dodging the question rather than finding it a straightforward answer. For me obviously it's the kid, but that's because I don't give a damn whether Trump is elected or not. But these Republican voters deeply care and believe that Trump becoming Pres...
by Octavious
Mon Jul 15, 2024 4:44 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump shot at by his own supporters during rally
Replies: 33
Views: 577

Re: Trump shot at by his own supporters during rally

Out of curiosity, Jamie, what would be your preference if you were magically given godlike powers for an instant and could either use them to give Trump an epiphany that would result in him withdrawing from the race, or cure a kid with terminal cancer? Where do you stand on the "which is more import...
by Octavious
Sun Jul 14, 2024 5:45 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump shot at by his own supporters during rally
Replies: 33
Views: 577

Re: Trump shot at by his own supporters during rally

Again, it is pretty irrelevant. Even if he had donated his life savings to the Biden Memorial Library I don't see how it changes anything. He is a person that both sides are 100% clear does not in any sense act for or represent them. Whether he was a poor fool who believed all the crap about Trump b...
by Octavious
Sun Jul 14, 2024 3:45 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump shot at by his own supporters during rally
Replies: 33
Views: 577

Re: Trump shot at by his own supporters during rally

My understanding that being a "registered Republican" is nothing more than ticking a box when you register to vote. That, in no meaningful sense, is sufficient evidence to declare him a Republican. I am a former member of the Conservative party, the Labour Party, and the Liberal Democrats. The major...
by Octavious
Sun Jul 14, 2024 1:49 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Here comes the new boss, same as the old boss
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Here comes the new boss, same as the old boss

It's been a long old while since the last time Labour won, but what also tends to happen is that they impose a load of major reforms on the NHS that would have had the Tories torn to shreds if they had even dared to suggest them. Judging from his language so far Wes Streeting is pretty keen to keep ...
by Octavious
Sun Jul 14, 2024 12:44 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump shot at by his own supporters during rally
Replies: 33
Views: 577

Trump shot at, man at rally murdered

I suspect a lot of people will regret the poorly chosen comments they put on the internet tonight once the heat of the moment has passed.

Credit to Biden for his dignified response.

Best wishes to Trump, and the family of the man who was killed
by Octavious
Sat Jul 13, 2024 10:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Here comes the new boss, same as the old boss
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Here comes the new boss, same as the old boss

Now that the tedium of the UK election is over, the fallout of the French election is moving to slowly to be interesting, and the terror of the US election makes it far nicer to pretend it isn't happening, we have an exciting opportunity to play a round of "How's that still a thing?" The previous To...
by Octavious
Thu Jul 11, 2024 5:36 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Abandon all hope, ye who vote in America
Replies: 23
Views: 1815

Re: Abandon all hope, ye who vote in America

France is historically not very good at governments. The forth republic after WWII saw around 20 different administrations in a decade. The student uprising in 68 saw barricades in the street and the President fleeing to Germany. There's been a few decades of calm, but absolute chaos is well within ...
by Octavious
Thu Jul 11, 2024 6:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Should we nuke the earths core
Replies: 20
Views: 2456

Re: Should we nuke the earths core

JECE wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2024 10:45 pm
But what of the children?
Very good point. We should let the children press the button. They'd love that
by Octavious
Mon Jul 08, 2024 10:23 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Abandon all hope, ye who vote in America
Replies: 23
Views: 1815

Re: Abandon all hope, ye who vote in France

So, France happened again. Quite what happened is hidden behind a truly stunning amount of smoke and mirrors, but here's a summary. The election, in stark contrast to the UK's, had a massive turnout. The people really cared. The party that got the most votes, by a long way, was the far right Nationa...
by Octavious
Mon Jul 08, 2024 8:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Should we nuke the earths core
Replies: 20
Views: 2456

Re: Should we nuke the earths core

learnedSloth wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2024 4:28 pm
How would you drill through the stone pressed together by gravity?
I was thinking we might try some kind of nuke
by Octavious
Sat Jul 06, 2024 4:36 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: UK election results
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: UK election results

It's also worth noting that Reform's power (and when I say Reform I include their previous incarnations as the Brexit Party and UKIP) has traditionally not come from seats, but from their ability to influence other parties. They have arguably been the most powerful party in the UK, aside from the bi...
by Octavious
Fri Jul 05, 2024 4:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: UK election results
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: UK election results

You're giving Labour too much credit by looking at the vote share. 2019 Election Corbyn's Labour got 10,269,051 2017 Election Corbyn's Labour got 12,877,918 2024 Election and Labour are looking at 9 3/4 million votes. Labour's support is far weaker than than the election suggests. The most amusing r...
by Octavious
Fri Jul 05, 2024 10:09 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: UK election results
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: UK election results

The big question of the day... Will Sunak's Conservatives get more votes than Nick Clegg's Lib Dems did in 2010? It's touch and go!
by Octavious
Fri Jul 05, 2024 7:27 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: UK election results
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: UK election results

Virtually none. Reform was essentially just drawing a cock and balls on the ballot paper directed at the Tories. If Reform didn't exist their voters would largely have not bothered voting. Labour would still have won a landslide. Starmer's great achievement was to convince Tory voters that a Labour ...
by Octavious
Thu Jul 04, 2024 5:43 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Abandon all hope, ye who vote in America
Replies: 23
Views: 1815

Re: Abandon all hope, ye who vote in America

darmok and jalad at tanagra
by Octavious
Tue Jul 02, 2024 7:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US Supreme Court rules the President is a "King above the law"
Replies: 14
Views: 713

Re: US Supreme Court rules the President is a "King above the law"

I don't exactly buy the similarity of King George to Biden though. Probably tongue in cheek? Just a tad :-) Kinda sad that this is what our friends are thinking. We're definitely at a crossroads and the next months and years probably hold challenges the likes of which I haven't seen in my lifetime....