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by The Great Boom
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:20 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Repeal the Charter of Civil Rights
Replies: 17
Views: 818

"Knowing that people belonging to a culturally relatively homogenous society is good for the stability of a nation,"

"*Vomits"
by The Great Boom
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:30 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [DEFEATED] Ban on Forced Sterilisation
Replies: 199
Views: 12506

In response to Araraukar, I think your arguments take my points out of context. My argument revolves only around the question: "is it redundant to specify decriminalization AND punishment?" The only response I've gotten on that issue is that it's to prevent creative compliance, but it obvi...
by The Great Boom
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:44 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [DEFEATED] Ban on Forced Sterilisation
Replies: 199
Views: 12506

That's a totally illegitimate claim. If they're going to that length of mental gymnastics, they're already in violation of the resolution. OOC: If RL has taught us anything, it is that things may still be criminal according to law, but nobody actually follows that law for various reasons. For examp...
by The Great Boom
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:40 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [DEFEATED] Ban on Forced Sterilisation
Replies: 199
Views: 12506

I respectfully disagree with you on criminalization. If there's no penalty, then it's not criminalized. Name a crime without even the potential of a penalty. Because that's what we're talking about here. OOC:Some nations may claim that criminalising something does not entail a penalty in their Juri...
by The Great Boom
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:34 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Do Schools Have Liberal Bias?
Replies: 774
Views: 9972

No. The reason you probably think the answer is yes is because you're conflating the demographic reality of young people, who are very liberal, with the institutions they attend. If you look at what bias actually means, then the institutions and the students have every kind of bias, but since I'm su...
by The Great Boom
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:59 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [DEFEATED] Ban on Forced Sterilisation
Replies: 199
Views: 12506

But the resolution doesn't say illegal, it says criminalized. The definition of criminalized entails criminal penalty. And when the resolution doesnt spell out the penalty at all, nations could fine violators just $1 with or without the redundant language. (OOC: It is impossible to stop all forms o...
by The Great Boom
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:57 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [DEFEATED] Ban on Forced Sterilisation
Replies: 199
Views: 12506

No, I don't feel that way about it. I'm not saying that it wouldn't adequately criminalize it unless there are specificed punishments. I was just pointing out that, in this case at least, it's redundant to criminalize something and then clarify that there needs to be a penalty. (OOC: This is to sto...
by The Great Boom
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:54 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [DEFEATED] Ban on Forced Sterilisation
Replies: 199
Views: 12506

Exactly, so why stipulate any of it? Aren't we saying the same thing here? OOC: Erm, no, we're saying the opposite. You're saying the proposal doesn't actually stop forced sterilizations if they're "only" criminalized but no mandatory punishments are set. I'm saying that there are resolut...
by The Great Boom
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:23 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: Help us fix old issues
Replies: 4347
Views: 350558

The issue "tell me sweet little lies" gives your police the option to beat confessions out of suspects. That's a violation of Prevention of Torture from the GA.
by The Great Boom
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:19 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [DEFEATED] Ban on Forced Sterilisation
Replies: 199
Views: 12506

Criminalisation implies punishment, and it's absurd to say your resolution ensures sterilzation won't happen while laying out vague sentencing guidelines. It's like the finale of a few good men, "if your orders are always followed... then what happened to Santiago?" OOC: In GA that's beca...
by The Great Boom
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:20 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Should the Electoral College be abolished?
Replies: 1554
Views: 22171

Here's how you can prove the electoral college is undemocratic: imagine a system in which 1: the senators didn't represent electoral votes, and 2: Every state's electoral votes were allocated proportionally per state according to the popular vote. This system would not always declare the same victor...
by The Great Boom
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:43 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Favourite Almost US President
Replies: 87
Views: 2287

Well, you didn't say major party nominee, so Bernie Sanders!

My favorite major party nominee to not win was Al Gore. Then again, he won the election.
by The Great Boom
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:15 pm
 
Forum: Gameplay
Topic: High Income Tax Rate
Replies: 5
Views: 319

It's one of the most finicky things. Some issues that don't seem to affect tax much can wildly swing it. Other huge expenditures barely uptick it at all. I recently took what I considered a tax neutral answer to an issue and I dropped from 68% to 63% (I'm a communist country, so that's not even that...
by The Great Boom
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:01 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DEFEATED] Treatment of the Deceased
Replies: 249
Views: 16967

This has to be one of the most one sided votes in recent history. Even though I don't support the resolution, I'm really surprised. This is hardly an offensive issue, it's well intended and the flaws seem pretty minor. I wouldn't mind if this passed. I'm sure there have been far worse proposals and...
by The Great Boom
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:29 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [DEFEATED] Ban on Forced Sterilisation
Replies: 199
Views: 12506

You're right. I misplaced a comma when reading PoT. I thought the physical harm was a distinct clause from intent to coerce, etc. I recall my complaint. But I still feel section 3 is redundant for reasons mentioned previously. Criminalisation implies punishment, and it's absurd to say your resolutio...
by The Great Boom
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:52 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [DEFEATED] Ban on Forced Sterilisation
Replies: 199
Views: 12506

After rereading Prevention of torture, I believe this regulations purpose is duplication. Torture includes: "Attempts to reduce physical or mental capacity, even where not causing pain or severe discomfort or suffering." And the preamble gives the following context, which informs my intepr...
by The Great Boom
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:00 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [DEFEATED] Ban on Forced Sterilisation
Replies: 199
Views: 12506

3.c seems redundant given 3.a. The use of "ensure" in 3.b is inappropriate word choice and makes 3.a and 3.c redundant. The wording of 2.a creates a loophole which allows governments to sterilize children in any situation. PRA says that parents are legally able to consent. 2.a says that ba...
by The Great Boom
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:27 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DEFEATED] Treatment of the Deceased
Replies: 249
Views: 16967

OOC: In response to my question why criminal investigations weren't specifically exempted, the author of this resolution wrote in another thread, "In all fairness, it would have been appropriate to specifically include this, but clause 4.c. does reference criminal investigations in the words 'a...
by The Great Boom
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:43 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DEFEATED] Treatment of the Deceased
Replies: 249
Views: 16967

"Why do you recognize the need for criminal investigations to violate grave sites, but not exempt them from your resolution explicitly?"
by The Great Boom
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:18 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [BEST REPEAL DRAFT] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 88
Views: 3742

OOC I support the submission of this repeal, and I want to see the best possible argument made for repeal. That way, when repeal gets buried by voters, ATHT will have an even stronger mandate, and its opponents will have nothing substantive to gripe about.
by The Great Boom
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:35 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Proposal: Repeal Transgender hormone therapy legislation.
Replies: 9
Views: 614

OOC: I'm certain the RL Kawhi Leonard approves of this resolution and would laugh at the repeal. And I'm with him.
by The Great Boom
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:26 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Preventing Natural Resource Theft
Replies: 48
Views: 2110

OOC: Also, this is a policy criticism mostly, but I think you should be harsher on exploitative relationships between governments and corporations. Relationships like that don't always constitute theft from the people of the country, but they could. Your resolution feels vague without any solution ...
by The Great Boom
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:53 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] An Act to Protect Detained Children
Replies: 31
Views: 951

In reading over GAR#35CoCR, GAR#194 Treatment of Inmates, GAR#29 Patient's Rights Act, GAR#18 Prisoner's of War Accord and GAR#97 Quality in Health Services, I've found reasons why this resolution would not substantially duplicate any of their work. CoCR Clause 2.D. couldn't be more clear. CoCR shou...
by The Great Boom
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:26 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] An Act to Protect Detained Children
Replies: 31
Views: 951

OOC: Several infants died recently in detention in America, without access to healthcare , which is what reminded me that all children need these protections. OOC: Which would be breaking at least two if not three GA resolutions. When you say you think other resolutions cover this issue, which are ...
by The Great Boom
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:09 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] An Act to Protect Detained Children
Replies: 31
Views: 951

All of what I'm saying applies to infants and newborns too. They are sometimes detained. OOC: In what reality? Also, learn to edit your posts, posting several times in a row counts as spamming. Oh and you have a misnested quote tag somewhere when you tried to reply to my post with the formatting re...
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