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by Bears Armed
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:47 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [DRAFT 2.1] It's A Puzzle
Replies: 16
Views: 326

Toys aren't exactly essential resources. But the oil (or whatever) from which the plastic used to build them is produced might be... Anyway, I'm not going to add a pro-autarky clause unless people "demand" it. H'mm, now, would 'What A Puzzle!' be a better title than "It's A Puzzle' ?
by Bears Armed
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:44 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Repeal "DtRoSaGM"
Replies: 21
Views: 398

OOC Operative clauses of GAR #457 The World Assembly: A) DEFINES, for the purposes of this resolution, "civil marriage" as a legally recognised union of two or more people as partners in a personal relationship, solemnised as a civil contract with or without religious ceremony. B)...
by Bears Armed
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:29 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [DRAFT] Taken for Granted
Replies: 2
Views: 109

:blink:
Is getting an independent lab to try replicating the professor's results too obvious a solution for inclusion?
by Bears Armed
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:54 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: NationStates Issues **SPOILER ALERT**
Replies: 5566
Views: 1066516

The Free Joy State wrote:
Bears Armed wrote:(Dismissed.)

I'm not sure I personally see why anyone would need to make a note of this, just speaking personally...
So that nobody, presuming that I hadn't dismissed it, would waste their time asking me for the 'effect' line for whatever option I'd chosen.
by Bears Armed
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:52 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [DRAFT] Bring Back the Upper House?
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Alternative title suggestion: 'One House Good, Two Houses Better'.

(In case you don't get the reference, It's a joking adaptation of a line from George Orwell's book 'Animal Farm'.)
by Bears Armed
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:47 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [Draft] Mama's Metharia
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Also, there are already issues that let nations legalize drugs so the validity would have had to exclude nations who've chosen to do that.
by Bears Armed
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:41 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [SUBMITTED] I've Got 95 Problems But @@FAITH@@ Ain't One
Replies: 16
Views: 456

Good luck!
by Bears Armed
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:40 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [DRAFT 2.1] It's A Puzzle
Replies: 16
Views: 326

I was thinking in terms of the speaker complaining about the "corrupting" effects of trading with capitalists, and wanting to keep the nation's resources within the nation, Toys aren't exactly essential resources. But the oil (or whatever) from which the plastic used to build them is prod...
by Bears Armed
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:36 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: NationStates Issues **SPOILER ALERT**
Replies: 5566
Views: 1066516

NO. 1,172 Piled Higher and Deeper The Issue As of late, you’ve noticed a higher concentration of scruffy-looking protesters than usual picketing outside your office. After asking around for the reason, your Education Minister finally informs you that the nation’s PhD students have been on strike for...
by Bears Armed
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:27 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: rights for pugs and other creatures
Replies: 6
Views: 252

OOC Welcome to the GA, and congratulations on having the sense to discuss your idea here instead of just going ahead and submitting a version of it: Far too many new would-be-authors jump straight to the submission stage, and most of their proposals break at least one of the rules. You can find tho...
by Bears Armed
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:20 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: The World Assembly Strangers' Bar
Replies: 5511
Views: 164024

Ambassador Bell opened the door to the Bar, letting in three scruffy looking men with scraggly beards carrying instruments. They made their way to the stage pulling a quick sound check as they went. Between them, there was a stand-up bass, a fiddle, and an old washboard. Bell set up a microphone an...
by Bears Armed
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:14 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Access to Migration Opportunities
Replies: 19
Views: 390

(OOC: This has around 5600 characters, and the limit is 5000, so you need to remove or shorten some of your clauses.) (Oh f*%$ me there's a character limit? Why did I not know this?! >.< will edit promptly before submission) OOC: Consider yourself lucky... For most of the game's history, the limit ...
by Bears Armed
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:46 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: General Assembly Q&A
Replies: 2833
Views: 248377

The proposals must be approved by 6% of regional delegates, which at time of posting is 78 of 1,299. You are now one of that 1,299 and have the opportunity to approve proposals before they reach the voting floor. Please not, however, that many of the proposals submitted are actually 'illegal' under...
by Bears Armed
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:13 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [DRAFT 2.1] It's A Puzzle
Replies: 16
Views: 326

Draft 2.1 posted. Do you think that I should add a fourth option, whose speaker responds to this situation arising from international trade by urging autarky instead? Personally I don't think it's needed. I'd also think it would be rather difficult to go from "we're making lots of these and it...
by Bears Armed
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:01 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Repeal "Defending The Rights Of Sexual gender mino"
Replies: 42
Views: 453

Counterpoint: it was good. Counterpoint: it was horrible. Only good part is, that there is a loophole in the Law that allows countries to effectively ban it, by installing a 100 years waiting period on gender changes. OOC GA Resolution #2 says that member nations must interpret resolutions "in...
by Bears Armed
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:04 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: NationStates Issues **SPOILER ALERT**
Replies: 5566
Views: 1066516

Jutsa wrote:Oh yeah, also, how much of Ryan Pournikova is random?
The first name is random (the copy of this issue that I received featured Chloe instead), the last name isn't.
by Bears Armed
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:20 am
 
Forum: Gameplay
Topic: Find-A-Region Megathread
Replies: 1636
Views: 87167

I am looking for a region with a Regional Government and Constitution of some description. I am particularly interested in a region with a judicial or legal branch of some description. I am a law nerd so the opportunity to help in the interpretation of law or otherwise be involved in it are of majo...
by Bears Armed
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:04 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [DRAFT 2.1] It's A Puzzle
Replies: 16
Views: 326

Draft 2.1 posted.

Do you think that I should add a fourth option, whose speaker responds to this situation arising from international trade by urging autarky instead?
by Bears Armed
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:53 am
 
Forum: NS Sports
Topic: The World Cup Discussion Thread (OOC, Version IV)
Replies: 6166
Views: 298238

So I've been trying contemplating a an idea for a Toruniment I want to run a tournament for teams who aren't "Eligible for the Latest World Cup". The target is primarily puppet nations of people who have more than two countries. People Like Abhenfelft (however he spells that) , Hinode, Vi...
by Bears Armed
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:36 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [DRAFT] A Timely Intervention
Replies: 12
Views: 257

Choice of title influenced by the original career plan of Jon 'Dr Manhattan' Osterman?
by Bears Armed
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:19 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [DRAFT 2.1] It's A Puzzle
Replies: 16
Views: 326

Honestly, I'd be tempted to remove all mention of the Rubric cube and simply state something like this: [issue]At a cabinet meeting, your Minister for External Trade, @@RANDOMNAME@@, announces a pleasant surprise. Foreign demand has outstripped supply of a new educational puzzle toy invented by a M...
by Bears Armed
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:03 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Common Sense and Protection of Traditional Society
Replies: 33
Views: 865

OOC Sorry, but: GenSec Status: ILLEGAL — HELD Info Illegal (1): Bears Armed 1 minute ago: Bears Armed: Illegal — Contradicts existing GA legislation (multiple); RL reference ("Latin"). It is advisable to draft proposals in this forum, and wait for feedback from exp...
by Bears Armed
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:04 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT]Repeal Defending Rights of Sexual & Gender Minorities
Replies: 53
Views: 885

To add, this legislation also does not contain any restrictions on the age of the potential spouse. It opens up so many loopholes on the topic of pedophilia, which I personally stand firmly against. By the wording of the legislation you are compelled to sanction any organization that discriminates ...
by Bears Armed
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:45 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: Inaccurate Stats?
Replies: 14
Views: 303

Sorry for the offtopic since it's not about the stats, but my nation is described as: " Havarlandians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often. " yet my ...
by Bears Armed
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:44 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [DRAFT 2.1] It's A Puzzle
Replies: 16
Views: 326

Some nations IC have populations composed of bears, that doesn't make it a reasonable assumption for issue writing. Anyway, technology wise, you should assume that modern day technology exists, plus a handful of "five minutes in the future" techs. This means that if a toy was invented in ...
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