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by Desmosthenes and Burke
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:38 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Rights of Individuals Living With HIV
Replies: 20
Views: 626

Ambassador, as currently written, sections D and F essentially make it illegal to require HIV testing for sex workers and refusing to hire HIV positive sex workers. This is, bluntly an affront to basic public health in controlling STIs. We also wonder if this would not contradict the Clean Prostitut...
by Desmosthenes and Burke
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:49 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Repeal: "Elections and Assistance Act"
Replies: 10
Views: 362

We would also support a repeal, on the sole condition that no replacement be attempted. This institution meddles entirely too much already, and does not need to further undermine good governance.
by Desmosthenes and Burke
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:25 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT #1b] Protecting Convicted Voters
Replies: 29
Views: 923

Mayor emeritus Anderson: Firstly, disenfranchisement for civil offences is seldom a problem and - when it is - largely so disproportionate that I have not heard of any, if any, nations using it. Secondly, Ambassador Hepperle is referred to his colleague from Uan aa Boa's comments during the debate ...
by Desmosthenes and Burke
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:48 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Promotion Of Better Mental Health Act
Replies: 61
Views: 1588

OOC: I was, in fact speaking in character. If I speak out of character it will be both marked like this (since this is an IC forum) and will not use the royal we that my character does. Regardless, if that was your level for being insulted, good luck with the GA. Iulia is downright fluffy compared t...
by Desmosthenes and Burke
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:54 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Promotion Of Better Mental Health Act
Replies: 61
Views: 1588

By the way, I have updated the proposal to fit the standards set by WA Resolution GAR #540 "You have not done so, ambassador," said Iulia, in the tone she usually reserved for talking to young children. "Since this needs to be spelled out for you, your proposal draft still states: If...
by Desmosthenes and Burke
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:16 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [LAST CALL] Citizenship And Birth Act
Replies: 127
Views: 5367

Ambassador, why is [i]us sanguinus defined in the resolution? You define it and then fail to use the term even once anywhere else in the proposal. We would suggest striking the term and renumbering accordingly.
by Desmosthenes and Burke
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:27 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT #1] Welfare Equity Compact
Replies: 11
Views: 260

"We concur with the Separatist delegation. In fact, we encourage the Tinhamptonian delegation to look into the criminalization of failing to support one's spouse as a far better policy alternative than wasteful government spending." OOC: See generally: Chapter 14 Section 322 of the North C...
by Desmosthenes and Burke
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:57 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: (Last Call)Protection Of Youth In Foster Care (Draft)
Replies: 49
Views: 1669

OOC: Welcome to the WA. Let me start by saying thank you for 1, drafting first and 2, not picking a horrifically contentious repeal as your first foray. A couple of suggestions: You may want to review https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?p=3123204#p3123204 , which is a prior resolution defin...
by Desmosthenes and Burke
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:21 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [LAST CALL] Citizenship And Birth Act
Replies: 127
Views: 5367

OOC:

Clause 5 is a bit of a mess given the rewording you made to, I believe clause 3. Clause 8 is superfluous in my opinion. Why are you granting a right to member states they already possess? Especially since those of us that qualify as civilized do that LONG before adulthood?
by Desmosthenes and Burke
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:32 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: International Development Index
Replies: 124
Views: 8955

Your nation's full name (including pretitle) Res Publica Romana Desmosthensis et Burkensis (The Roman Republic of Desmosthenes and Burke) Your nation's current year 2021 Your nation's IC population Approximately 633 million Conformation - Is your nation MT? Yes Would you...
by Desmosthenes and Burke
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:31 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Multiversal Educational Index
Replies: 66
Views: 3871

Section I - Basic Information The full name of your nation (including pretitle): Res Publica Romana Demostehnsis et Burkensis - The Roman Republic of Demosthenes and Burke The technology level of your nation: Current technology, more or less The IC population of your nation: approximate 633...
by Desmosthenes and Burke
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:39 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT #2b] Freedom of dress
Replies: 26
Views: 967

This resolution is as offensive and unnecessary as it is toothless. OOC: Article b(iii) is worded in such a way as to render the resolution entirely incapable of addressing: the various archaic policies on clothing (such as companies forbidding their female employees from wearing flat shoes or trous...
by Desmosthenes and Burke
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:18 pm
 
Forum: Moderation
Topic: [R]Getting Toasty in the GA
Replies: 1
Views: 326

[R]Getting Toasty in the GA

All bolding/italicising mine. OOC: -snip- Ask fucking damn near anyone in TNP's WA staff who was active at the time. Ask damn near anyone in the GA who was active at the time. I will not be held responsible for people who didn't read the goddamn resolution . The blocker is cleanly divested from the ...
by Desmosthenes and Burke
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:57 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Ban on Gerrymandering
Replies: 51
Views: 1595

OOC: In re: gerrymandering. The word is accepted, in lowercase, in the Petit Robert as a French word. I think we are more than at the point of the word being generic enough. IC: So long as this resolution mandates that some WA organ determines electoral districts, to the point of meddling in municip...
by Desmosthenes and Burke
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:10 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] International Emergency Phone Line
Replies: 88
Views: 2273

We concur with the Separatist delegation. We see no reason to impose this sort of mandate to protect people from their own stupidity. If you are that concerned about it, ambassador, you are free to make your emergency number whatever you want. We will even happily let you pay to put up extra signs w...
by Desmosthenes and Burke
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:43 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Passed] Right to Assemble [GAR 27 replacement]
Replies: 81
Views: 3787

"We agree with Ambassador Smith. Clause 4 is a complete non-starter for us. The standard is entirely too subjective and subject to abuse. One could conceivably declare, under this resolution, that the comitia plebis is illegal, since the abuse of opposing politicians is a roughly daily occurren...
by Desmosthenes and Burke
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:25 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Passed] Repeal "International Criminal Protocol"
Replies: 101
Views: 3976

The reasons given in this repeal are a hard pass, though I would like to see the target repealed.
by Desmosthenes and Burke
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:01 am
 
Forum: Forum 7
Topic: One sentence of a song
Replies: 944
Views: 13837

Atheris wrote:An old convertible or an SUV?


I can see paradise by the dashboard light
by Desmosthenes and Burke
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:06 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Abandoned] Religious Site Preservation and Continuity
Replies: 73
Views: 2439

"Absolutely not. Nobody has yet demonstrated why religious "structures" should be held up above all others. What about eminent domain? Why should someone's residence and all sorts of other sites be fair game for having a motorway built through them but just because some deluded fool ...
by Desmosthenes and Burke
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:09 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [PASSED] Repeal "Supporting and Valuing the Humanities"
Replies: 12
Views: 747

We support the repeal and encourage the Empire of the Angles to not put forth any replacement resolution.
by Desmosthenes and Burke
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:53 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [PASSED] Land Reclamation Regulations
Replies: 27
Views: 1463

OOC: Why does clause 4 reference clause 2? Would it not make more sense for clause 4 to reference the restrictions of clause 3? Also, clause two currently reads "materials that cause as little environmental damage as possible for the physical stage of land reclamation that cause as little envir...
by Desmosthenes and Burke
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:31 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Challenge] Protecting Sites of Religious Significance
Replies: 24
Views: 1107

Just so we are clear, in GenSec declining to hear the challenge?
by Desmosthenes and Burke
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:14 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Rigorous Trialling of Medication
Replies: 19
Views: 847

If the drug in question is being compared to a second drug, the two will be administered in equivalent clinically standard dosages and with equivalent clinically standard regularity, so that neither has an inherent advantage in performance over the other arising from the OOC: Since I am assuming yo...
by Desmosthenes and Burke
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:21 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Last Call] Court Integrity Act
Replies: 58
Views: 2546

Removal due to continous inability because less than 90% of the people in that type of position, rounded down, are able to perform their job This makes no sense. Incompetent judges can or cannot be removed based on how other judges perform? No logic. It does. If there are so many their presence is ...
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