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by Cowardly Pacifists
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:04 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [BEST REPEAL DRAFT] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 88
Views: 3742

Briefly: I do consider it a victory that SL acknowledged being mistaken when he accused that clause of rule breaking. I never sought to convince him of the merits or that it was an argument worth accepting; only that it wasn’t illegal to make the argument. I took that acknowledgment as an opportuni...
by Cowardly Pacifists
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:51 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [BEST REPEAL DRAFT] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 88
Views: 3742

*snip* Briefly: I do consider it a victory that SL acknowledged being mistaken when he accused that clause of rule breaking. I never sought to convince him of the merits or that it was an argument worth accepting; only that it wasn’t illegal to make the argument. I took that acknowledgment as an op...
by Cowardly Pacifists
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:55 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [BEST REPEAL DRAFT] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 88
Views: 3742

I can assure you that I am not transphobic. OOC: You just act like one. Which, beyond the power to see into your head for you to prove it other than doing what was already suggested to you, is what you are. And don't try to hide behind the IC curtain, when you've done most of (all, actually) your a...
by Cowardly Pacifists
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:57 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [BEST REPEAL DRAFT] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 88
Views: 3742

Some RL background about me. As a lawclerk I assisted in a federal habeas corpus lawsuit asserting the right of incarcerated transgender individuals to receive appropriate care to treat their gender dysphoria. My assistance was substantial: I wrote the "replication" (basically translating...
by Cowardly Pacifists
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:54 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [BEST REPEAL DRAFT] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 88
Views: 3742

OOC: I'm transgender. Most of your claims on this topic sound bigoted and willfully ignorant to me. I'm merely paying it back. Want my respect? Drop the repeal. But I doubt you will, because for some reason you've decided that rules shouldn't apply to you and will fight against the "authority&...
by Cowardly Pacifists
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:10 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [BEST REPEAL DRAFT] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 88
Views: 3742

The stooge delivers the new draft to the clerk.[/i] (d) Noting that, at present, hormone therapy cannot be safely self-administered and requires the assistance of a physician or other qualified health care professional OOC: What the fuck do you think hormone therapy is? Are you sure you're not mixi...
by Cowardly Pacifists
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:33 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [BEST REPEAL DRAFT] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 88
Views: 3742

OOC: If this is a legality discussion thread instead of a repeal thread, please change the thread title and OP to reflect the fact. Also, not trying to lie in repeals also "would result in fewer, time-consuming calls for the GenSec to wade into disputes about the merits of differing interpreta...
by Cowardly Pacifists
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:50 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [BEST REPEAL DRAFT] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 88
Views: 3742

Brief response to Scion. [about GenSec rulemaking authority] I agree that you have power to re-write the rules. It's plain and set forth clearly in the written Rules and Procedures of the GA Secretariat. As I noted before, that authority is subject to notice and comment, followed by mod approval. My...
by Cowardly Pacifists
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:26 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [BEST REPEAL DRAFT] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 88
Views: 3742

(OOC: The current decisions and thoughts of Gensec appear to be against you, insofar as the opinions of those that have posted here are concerned. For that reason, it seems that the current interpretation of the ruleset is at odds with your legislation text. Therefore, you have two options to make ...
by Cowardly Pacifists
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:28 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [BEST REPEAL DRAFT] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 88
Views: 3742

*snip* OOC: If you stopped lying in your repeal, you wouldn't be having these issues. Call it embellishment or misdirection or whatever you want, it's still lying. I won't endorse that characterization. I've plainly set out what the target resolution actually says and provided my own interpretation...
by Cowardly Pacifists
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:20 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [BEST REPEAL DRAFT] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 88
Views: 3742

Because of lack of time to play, I did not do a particularly good job checking this for spelling and grammar errors. Please don't judge me for those, if you spot them. I am still in the process of responding to Scion about the proper test for applying the Honest Mistake Rule. For those who have been...
by Cowardly Pacifists
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:03 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [BEST REPEAL DRAFT] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 88
Views: 3742

I noticed this while responding to SL and stopped what I was doing. This? This is why we say make a Challenge Thread. Loki's nutsack, is this ever not what I want to be doing now, so I'm not touching the bleeding rules until August. To be fair, according to your rules the person making the challenge...
by Cowardly Pacifists
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:00 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [BEST REPEAL DRAFT] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 88
Views: 3742

I'm a bit beset on all sides here so you'll have to bear with me while I respond to various different points from various authors all talking about related but different things. *snip* You make some troublesomely broad claims to power here. I don't really see any source of this broad claimed authori...
by Cowardly Pacifists
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:55 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [BEST REPEAL DRAFT] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 88
Views: 3742

A Critique of the Application of the Honest Mistake Rule in this Case, or: This Repeal Proposal is Legal and, if Submitted, is Entitled to a Common Vote. A member of the GenSec board, acting OOC but in their personal and unofficial capacity, identified multiple alleged violations of one particular ...
by Cowardly Pacifists
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:14 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [BEST REPEAL DRAFT] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 88
Views: 3742

*snip* I understand your point that "what SL did was not, in the strictest sense, a ruling, but a notification to a player that, should he or she submit, it would probably violate the rules." While in a strictly legal sense I'm convinced you're right, it sounds like a distinction without ...
by Cowardly Pacifists
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:49 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [BEST REPEAL DRAFT] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 88
Views: 3742

... Okay. I have a serious problem with what just happened here. I am a longtime player of this game. I may be more of a dabbler now, but I was a prolific writer in this forum for a good chunk of time and I drop in now and again as various puppets just to see how things are going. I know the GA pro...
by Cowardly Pacifists
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:12 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [BEST REPEAL DRAFT] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 88
Views: 3742

... Okay. I have a serious problem with what just happened here. I am a longtime player of this game. I may be more of a dabbler now, but I was a prolific writer in this forum for a good chunk of time and I drop in now and again as various puppets just to see how things are going. I know the GA pro...
by Cowardly Pacifists
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:26 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [BEST REPEAL DRAFT] Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy
Replies: 88
Views: 3742

Looking a bit like the goblin, Jonathan Jer looks suspicious. "I always knew the saying of 'goblins' was more than a metaphor..." Some incoherent babbling follows, and a group of incredibly large men enter the room, hoisting a whiteboard with the proposal on it. With a slight look...
by Cowardly Pacifists
Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:41 pm
 
Forum: NS Sports
Topic: World Baseball Classic 28 signups [CLOSED]
Replies: 73
Views: 2034

After a terrible WBC 27, the Sandpipers will return to (hopefully) redeem themselves.

Puppet to follow (Mosktopia).
by Cowardly Pacifists
Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:51 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Rights of the Deceased
Replies: 50
Views: 1312

Christian Democrats wrote:A corpse can't have rights.

I agree. It makes as much sense to give rights to a deceased person as it does to give rights to a rock. If you want to continue this sort of legislation, you should focus only on establishing the rights of the deceased person's family/heirs.
by Cowardly Pacifists
Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:46 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Repeal GA#243 "Language Preservation"
Replies: 148
Views: 8043

The key word here is cultural. Sacred can also just mean that it is very dear to them. For example, According to Merriam Webster Dictionary , it can mean ": highly valued and important : deserving great respect" I highly doubt that you used the word "sacred" without intending a ...
by Cowardly Pacifists
Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:38 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Repeal GA#243 "Language Preservation"
Replies: 148
Views: 8043

That is the second or third time it has been said about it thinking it violates spiritual beliefs. According to the piece of legislation, it does not say that. It says cultural, not spiritual. Cultural is a much more broader term that spiritual because it encompasses and it makes a lot more sense. ...
by Cowardly Pacifists
Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:26 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Repeal GA#243 "Language Preservation"
Replies: 148
Views: 8043

I have yet to hear an even remotely convincing argument in favor of Language Preservation. Your argument amounts to 'It passed, so we can't possibly vote to repeal it'. That doesn't make any sense to me, since the repeal process exists in the first place. This is obviously NOT my position, or my ar...
by Cowardly Pacifists
Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:51 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Repeal GA#243 "Language Preservation"
Replies: 148
Views: 8043

*snip* The trouble with coming up with a 'good argument' for repeal is that there isn't one, any more than there is a good argument supporting obsessive language preservation. It's all up to purely subjective societal values. Some think that recording the scribblings of obscure and obsolete people ...
by Cowardly Pacifists
Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:50 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Repeal GA#243 "Language Preservation"
Replies: 148
Views: 8043

This repeal boils down to four basic arguments: NOTING that nations may have a large quantity of languages, REALIZING such nations may be unable to record all languages, ... ACKNOWLEDGING that some languages have an overwhelming amount of notable works of literature which have yet to be recorded, an...
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