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by Riria
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:34 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Your political alignment (With a twist!)
Replies: 359
Views: 6878



Definitely got a more moderate result on punitive vs rehabilitative justice than expected. Otherwise seems about right.
by Riria
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:58 pm
 
Forum: Forum 7
Topic: Your nation's punishment for the above crime (part 3)
Replies: 7752
Views: 120152

Illegally emigrating from the country? It is only illegal to leave Riria if you have broken the law by committing an act that is punished through incarceration, and have not yet completed (or even started) your jailtime. You will be put on a list and will not be allowed to return to the country unl...
by Riria
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:47 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Your political alignment (With a twist!)
Replies: 359
Views: 6878

Already did the 8 Values test a while ago (it's gathering dust in my sig), but didn't know about that 3-scale test, so I tried that one for a change.

Your X-score is: 2.6
Your Y-score is: 4
Your Progressive score is: 13


Seems about right.
by Riria
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:23 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: [POLL] Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual vs. Transexual
Replies: 400
Views: 5369

There's a huge leap in logic in saying that "I identify as X" implies "I have a choice in whether I can identify as X". There's obviously a bit more to my logic than I briefly stated, however I don't see it as very worthwhile to elaborate upon. I mean I wouldn't want to strawman...
by Riria
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:09 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: [POLL] Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual vs. Transexual
Replies: 400
Views: 5369

Proctopeo wrote:"Being gay/trans/etc is a choice" is a traditionally conservative position, and anti-transmedicalism tends to imply that, even if unintentionally.


There's a huge leap in logic in saying that "I identify as X" implies "I have a choice in whether I can identify as X".
by Riria
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:02 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: [POLL] Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual vs. Transexual
Replies: 400
Views: 5369

Just because a consensus is mostly universal doesn't mean that it's right to enforce orthodoxy... Did it seem like I was cancelling Albrenia? No, I was making an attempt to educate. You could argue that my language was not the friendliest, and we could see eye to eye on that, but don't misconstrue ...
by Riria
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:50 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: [POLL] Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual vs. Transexual
Replies: 400
Views: 5369

I think it was rather obvious that the "we" was a stand-in for progressives, not for every single person. So instead of the royal "we", it's assuming an entire group is a monolith. I'm not sure if that's better or worse. You don't need to see it as a monolithic structure to obse...
by Riria
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:41 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: [POLL] Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual vs. Transexual
Replies: 400
Views: 5369

Proctopeo wrote:
Riria wrote:
You do realize that this is literally a socially conservative position, right? We've long moved past trans-medicalism.

The royal "we" is not appropriate here, Riria.


I think it was rather obvious that the "we" was a stand-in for progressives, not for every single person.
by Riria
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:32 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: [POLL] Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual vs. Transexual
Replies: 400
Views: 5369

I did hear about studies that many trans people have brains which function like that of someone of the gender they feel they are, rather than the one their body resembles. So there's that. Would seem to imply that it's not a problem of a delusion at all, but of them literally being born with a body...
by Riria
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:50 pm
 
Forum: Forum 7
Topic: Your nation's punishment for the above crime (part 3)
Replies: 7752
Views: 120152

6 month imprisonment for inciting panic, paired with 3 months of mandatory civic education and therapy on why inciting panic is bad. After the rehabilitation module, the convict shall hold a written exam, and if they score over 70% on it, the remaining 3 months of their sentence will be waived. Mark...
by Riria
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:44 am
 
Forum: Forum 7
Topic: Your nation's punishment for the above crime (part 3)
Replies: 7752
Views: 120152

3 years for a combination of aggravated assault and animal cruelty, plus a fine slightly higher than the costs incurred by the victim in medical expenses, if any.


Creating NationStates.
by Riria
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:56 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Love vs Money
Replies: 335
Views: 4093

There will always be someone who has sex for money, but when it's thousands or even millions of women in your country, it means your country failed them. Ah, sure, I completely agree with the descriptive stance (that very widespread prostitution is a sign of inherent flaws in society, regardless if...
by Riria
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:46 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Love vs Money
Replies: 335
Views: 4093

Widespread prostitution is usually a sign that something is very wrong with a society and that said society is failing the impoverished. In which case, what society needs to do is help the impoverished, not address prostitution itself. Banning prostitution would do the opposite of that by even furt...
by Riria
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:59 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Love vs Money
Replies: 335
Views: 4093

Yep, this is a very well-studied phenomenon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endowment_effect I know about this cognitive bias. However it generally manifests as a moderate gap between the two situations, not a complete 180. So I'm not convinced that it's the whole story. Maybe I'm just mentally ill ...
by Riria
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:55 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Love vs Money
Replies: 335
Views: 4093

There are people who would still be upper middle class if they gave up sex work, but still choose to do it. So even the most gracious interpretation of your argument doesn't cover why this would be a universal issue of immorality/depravity. (yes, this applies less to prostitutes than, say, pornstar...
by Riria
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:48 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Love vs Money
Replies: 335
Views: 4093

Noone should have to sell sex to make a living There are people who would still be upper middle class if they gave up sex work, but still choose to do it. So even the most gracious interpretation of your argument doesn't cover why this would be a universal issue of immorality/depravity. (yes, this ...
by Riria
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:38 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Love vs Money
Replies: 335
Views: 4093

This might be me showing a bit of a priori bias here, but I would choose money 99/100 times in the specific situation presented in the OP... but would choose love 99/100 times if I'm already in the love scenario (as in, I already have my soulmate, and the decision is about whether I would give that ...
by Riria
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:40 pm
 
Forum: Forum 7
Topic: Your nation's punishment for the above crime (part 3)
Replies: 7752
Views: 120152

Animal abuse If it's an animal you own, it is taken away from you and you pay a fine. Most of that fine will be used to give treatment to the animal. You will receive an interdiction from having pets for 1 year and children for 2 years. Breaking those further interdictions is not considered a crime...
by Riria
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:51 am
 
Forum: Forum 7
Topic: Your nation's punishment for the above crime (part 3)
Replies: 7752
Views: 120152

Depends. If the pedestrian was breaking the law (say, crossing on a red light) and the driver wasn't, aside from the drunk driving itself, then 6 months in prison for reckless driving and needs to wait for at least 2 years before they can retake the driving exam to get their permit back. If the pede...
by Riria
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:12 am
 
Forum: Portal to the Multiverse
Topic: AKA [IC]
Replies: 144
Views: 4029

Silvester "The Ostrich" Vorstein What an interesting bunch after all , was the only thing on Silvester's mind as Mireille and Sabina demonstrated their powers. But what impressed him even more was hearing Fionn broadcast his message. So the Argonauts did manage to work some hierarchy into...
by Riria
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:24 pm
 
Forum: Portal to the Multiverse
Topic: AKA [IC]
Replies: 144
Views: 4029

Silvester "The Ostrich" Vorstein He sighed, audibly this time. While Mireille's mannerisms and way of speaking were still irritating him, she did seem to have good intentions. Ahwell. Showing a bit of fake pleasantness wasn't going to kill him. "Full name's Silvester Vorstein." ...
by Riria
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:41 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Selling Out Your Dreams for Cold Hard Cash
Replies: 71
Views: 1312

Yeah, that's how hiring a photographer works. Except imagine that your entire career as a photographer was controlled by these people. You aren't allowed to do anything else even on your own free time, or anything on the side. It's like in the music industry. Lupe Fiasco once had an issue with his ...
by Riria
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:30 pm
 
Forum: Portal to the Multiverse
Topic: AKA [IC]
Replies: 144
Views: 4029

Silvester "The Ostrich" Vorstein "So, umm... Do you mean to be doing that? And will you being doing that for the whole trip? I mean, I'm alright with people fooling around, but this really isn't the time." ... was the first thing Vorstein heard after buckling up. By the timbre o...
by Riria
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:35 am
 
Forum: Portal to the Multiverse
Topic: AKA [IC]
Replies: 144
Views: 4029

Silvester "The Ostrich" Vorstein Before the pilots could answer, Silvester felt a tap on his shoulder. "Hey smokey. That's the ship leading to San Fran." Turning, he found himself facing down a blonde lady, probably in her mid twenties. While he didn't particularly appreciate it...
by Riria
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:51 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Selling Out Your Dreams for Cold Hard Cash
Replies: 71
Views: 1312

I make X money per month during my day job. I like my day job. I do it in part because I wouldn't want to spend 180 hours a month doing anything else (relative to the amount of effort I put in. of course I'd love to get X money for doing absolutely nothing, but that's neither here nor there). So if ...
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