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by Charlotte Ryberg
Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:42 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Jeremy Clarkson's "Fracas"
Replies: 462
Views: 4972

Just because Jeremy Clarkson is a celebrity doesn't mean that he is exempt from needing to be constructive towards people who were working hard to realise his show.

As for Top Gear itself, I want to see Jeremy Paxman in a one-off special...

"Did you threaten to overrule the Stig?"
by Charlotte Ryberg
Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:33 am
 
Forum: Technical
Topic: New theme: Rift
Replies: 1535
Views: 31144

Hi, I am working on a NSindex article about the new theme: I just noticed that this humble page could be updated, since this has been the basis for much of my work on NationStates history.

Thanks in advance.
by Charlotte Ryberg
Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:25 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Obama tightens his control over White House computers
Replies: 31
Views: 593

I remember that contractors have misused Wikipedia on White House computers before to make it look as if the government supports a given theory or stance. It's like those lewd Christmas tapes that the VT department beamed via the Post Office Tower in the 1970s and 1980s.
by Charlotte Ryberg
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:44 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Lee Kuan Yew Dies
Replies: 162
Views: 1823

Lee Kuan Yew was a very important figure of history: although restrictions on press and corporal punishment is something that would attract greater public backlash today especially with the likes of the Internet, he definitely helped the economic transformation of a small city state... although I've...
by Charlotte Ryberg
Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:13 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Slavery and indentured servitude in your nation.
Replies: 66
Views: 972

Minoa does not allow any kind of slavery: human trafficking remains a serious problem because of the gangs using Minoa's economic and social success as a bait to lure potential victims. This has been a problem since even before Minoa was formed, due to us being in the European Economic Area all along.
by Charlotte Ryberg
Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:01 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Wanted: TET or alive
Replies: 13547
Views: 65052

Dutch NS players will be pleased to hear that I will be in Amsterdam from 16th-19th March, staying at the Waldorf Astoria. The bad news is that I am in the city mainly for political policy stuff. :ugeek: If you do want to pop in to say hello, you know what to do (telegram). ;) Uh... what? I don't wa...
by Charlotte Ryberg
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:54 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: copyrighted surnames
Replies: 129
Views: 1494

Surnames are not copyrightable alone, although as a business name the trademark laws apply, not the copyright laws. In the UK we have lots of people with the McDonald or MacDonald surname, and the fast food chain hasn't say anything against it as far as I know.
by Charlotte Ryberg
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:39 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: 4.1 Million Americans are not allowed to vote for President
Replies: 520
Views: 6178

Let's make the whole thing simple: actually count all the votes at face value rather than compressing it into college votes. It's more accurate.
by Charlotte Ryberg
Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:41 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: The FaNI Index -- v4.0
Replies: 48
Views: 2572

PERSONAL THREADS APPLICATION [tr][td][i]Minoa ([nation]Charlotte Ryberg[/nation])[/i][/td][td]Embassy[/td][td][url=https://nsindex.net/wiki/Minoa]Factbook[/url][/td][td]Empress Joana[/td][td]Athens[/td][td]Minoan tala ($, ISO 4217: MIT)[/td][/tr] It should look like: Minoa ( Charlotte Ryberg &#...
by Charlotte Ryberg
Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:28 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: ISIL Destroying Islamic Sites
Replies: 170
Views: 809

I don't know why IS would take it out on heritage just for their undoubtedly ridiculous ideology.

I know that the UK and US may not have perfect governments with the other scandals, but IS has already gone too far.
by Charlotte Ryberg
Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:11 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: [Insert ideology] is destroying [Insert Country]. Why?
Replies: 164
Views: 2462

It's not just "[Insert ideology] is destroying [Insert Country]" being prevalent on the Internet, but also "all [X] are [Y]". :(
by Charlotte Ryberg
Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:57 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Lichtenstein "Meg-a-thread"
Replies: 135
Views: 1600

I have a domain name from Liechtenstein, and I cannot see how the country is controversial: in my opinion I see it as a typical European monarchy with a parliament, like many other contemporary countries. One of the reasons they don't make the news often is because they're very stable and most of th...
by Charlotte Ryberg
Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:02 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Lichtenstein "Meg-a-thread"
Replies: 135
Views: 1600

I think the correct spelling is Liechtenstein.

The people of Liechtenstein are actually friendly but neighbouring Switzerland or Austria entices the tourists more. Liechtenstein seems to specialise more in the business sector than leisure.

Source: http://www.theladytravels.com/liechtenstein/
by Charlotte Ryberg
Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:54 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Your nation and censorship
Replies: 63
Views: 684

Press and media censorship is very limited in Minoa: we can't stop them from publishing anything unless it promotes homophobia, Scientology or Nazism, and anything that threatens other people's satisfactory guarantees of free speech or safety. The only websites we're allowed to block are those that ...
by Charlotte Ryberg
Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:50 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Federal Assembly declares that the dress is blue and black
Replies: 13
Views: 273

The State of Minoa has no idea behind how the dress colour debacle became a wildfire, but since many here are photography experts, it does highlight the importance of paying attention to colour temperature to avoid confusing the viewer.
by Charlotte Ryberg
Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:34 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: It is a federal crime to mislead people into looking at porn
Replies: 106
Views: 1697

I can see why they would make that a law: such an act for tricking people into seeing porn is similar to exposing private parts to people who do not want to see it, aka sexual indecency.
by Charlotte Ryberg
Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:30 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: New Greek elections
Replies: 2318
Views: 19456

Would you like to argue democracy is better? ...yes? Syriza would not prefer to be remembered for wreaking havoc on people's savings, it seems. When Argentina defaulted in 2001, riots from the 1998–2002 great depression in that country brought down the Fernando de la Rua presidency. I am keeping a ...
by Charlotte Ryberg
Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:57 pm
 
Forum: Technical
Topic: NSWiki.org - successor to NSWiki.net
Replies: 370
Views: 13825

So, what would you think, Charlotte Ryberg or Minoa? Do you really have any regret for inadvertantly causing this chain reaction that ultimately resulted in the demise of NSwiki? To respond to allegations about my involvement in either generations of NSwiki, I have never been given sysop, admin or ...
by Charlotte Ryberg
Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:59 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: New Greek elections
Replies: 2318
Views: 19456

I think it is too early to judge Syriza/ANEL given that they've been in power for a month, although I understand the growing impatience of the Greeks due to the impact of the previous austerity regime. It is understandable to jump to conclusions, but the new government (probably the first government...
by Charlotte Ryberg
Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:23 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Greece plans for Austerity roll back and rejects bailout
Replies: 429
Views: 4209

I thought this was quite an interesting, nuanced article adapted from a lecture Yanis Varoufakis (the Greek finance minister) gave. Two things: 1.) The neo-Nazis of Golden Dawn are nowhere close to taking over. 2.) Thatcher didn't intentionally engineer a recession. He needs to stop fearmongering. ...
by Charlotte Ryberg
Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:06 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Who owns the Copyright on Religous books/texts?
Replies: 61
Views: 930

Anything older than 70 years after the author's death, regardless of faith, is in public domain. There may be new editions, hundreds of years on (like Charles Dickens noels), but the copyright mostly applies to that particular edition (mostly the artwork or the prefaces and extra stuff).
by Charlotte Ryberg
Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:30 pm
 
Forum: Security Council
Topic: Passed Security Council Resolutions
Replies: 169
Views: 84246

SC Resolution 168: Commend Westwind

http://www.nationstates.net/images/commend.png Commend Westwind A resolution to recognize outstanding contribution by a nation or region. Category: Commendation | Nominee: Westwind | Proposed by: Consular Description: The Security Council, Noting that the government of Westwind has been in existenc...
by Charlotte Ryberg
Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:00 pm
 
Forum: Technical
Topic: New theme: Rift
Replies: 1535
Views: 31144

Hi, I noticed a small inconsistency in the typefaces. The stylesheet typeface for the body says use Helvetica Neue, followed by Verdana, Tahoma or Sans-serif: Helvetica Neue (common on Macs) and Verdana/Tahoma are not as similar enough as Arial. Therefore, should that be Helvetica Neue, followed by ...
by Charlotte Ryberg
Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:33 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: New Greek elections
Replies: 2318
Views: 19456

I think that right/left differences have to be put aside for something this critical. I see SYRIZA/ANEL as Greece's most crucial chance to rethink the current system both nationally and internationally. Again, no words can explain the number of policies that need modernisation, and much of that is m...
by Charlotte Ryberg
Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:41 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: New Greek elections
Replies: 2318
Views: 19456

Greece already had a Fascist regime twice; we don't need a third try. Syriza is not fascist and most Greek people don't support Golden Dawn. Austerity is what has fueled increased support for the fascist parties and so as long as Syriza fulfills their campaign promises you should see a decline in s...
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