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by Auralia
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:15 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DEFEATED] Ban on Forced Sterilisation
Replies: 199
Views: 5173

"The C.D.S.P. is opposed. There are, frankly, compelling government interests in limiting the propagation of certain genetic maladies... This is morally repulsive. You should be ashamed. Neither I nor my government care about moral objections, only ones based on utilitarian policy. Moral objec...
by Auralia
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:26 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Teaching children about hell
Replies: 1029
Views: 11536

There's a lot of relativism in this thread, including from the OP. People should believe in true things and disbelieve in false things. If hell does not exist, then it is wrong to teach children that it does exist. If hell does exist, then it is wrong to teach children that it does not exist. There ...
by Auralia
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:17 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Christian Discussion Thread X: Originally there were 15
Replies: 9237
Views: 164067

Argument: Not wearing a seatbelt would amount to suicide, and suicide means going to Hell. Reply: Is driving a car also suicide? You're much more likely to die in a car crash if you're driving a car than if you're not. A seatbelt would merely make you more likely to die, instead of being (merely/ba...
by Auralia
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:07 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Christian Discussion Thread X: Originally there were 15
Replies: 9237
Views: 164067

A couple of arguments already made in this thread are good responses as well, though I think the core argument is the one I made above. (1) Christians are required to follow legitimate authority and abide by just laws, and wearing seat belts is required by law. (2) We have duties and obligations to ...
by Auralia
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:55 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Christian Discussion Thread X: Originally there were 15
Replies: 9237
Views: 164067

Why do Christians wear a seatbelt? This is a good question. Here's the short answer: Human life -- even on this earth, filled with suffering and misery -- is nonetheless good and a gift from God, so we are obliged to protect and preserve our own lives. In practice, this means wearing seatbelts. Her...
by Auralia
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:14 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Promoting Natural Sciences in Schools
Replies: 17
Views: 551

I don't really understand this obsession with micromanaging schools, rather than simply requiring that children be taught the natural sciences. Why should private schools or homeschoolers be exempt from such a mandate?
by Auralia
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:51 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Against Abusive Families
Replies: 86
Views: 2505

Defines: ⋅ The deliberate rejection of a child's gender identity or sexual orientation by their parents or guardians as child abuse, This definition needs to be tightened up, as it's not clear what it means to "reject[]...a child's gender identity or sexual orientation" and such...
by Auralia
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:13 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Prevention of Digital Privacy
Replies: 3
Views: 175

The General Assembly already provides legal protection for copyrighted works.
by Auralia
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:26 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Limitations on Legal Protection for DRM
Replies: 24
Views: 878

OOC: Thus... Could you ... define the specific terms you keep using there and later on. I don't think that's necessary. The dictionary definition of copyright is sufficient. (OOC: In what way is this free trade?) For the reasons stated in the preamble -- DRM has an anti-competitive effect. How woul...
by Auralia
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:21 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Repeal "Reproductive Freedoms"
Replies: 212
Views: 4472

Imperium Anglorum wrote:Tell me when exactly I voted for Auralia's commendation and how I argued his godmodding-style non-compliance was okay in the WALL server.

Also, are WALL deliberations public now or something? How do you expect Ara to check this?
by Auralia
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:16 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Repeal "Reproductive Freedoms"
Replies: 212
Views: 4472

UM has a realistic conception of the consequences of the ACA. Setting up a secondary market separate from the compliant members of the WA is good realistic roleplay. I'm glad you agree, since that's basically my approach as well! I explicitly stated in the ACA thread that "Auralia has poor dip...
by Auralia
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:21 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Repeal "Reproductive Freedoms"
Replies: 212
Views: 4472

MG, to be clear, I wouldn't submit unless you have a plan for how you're going to get GCR support. Unless, of course, you know you're going to fail and you're submitting anyways just to make a point. But I would make sure you really want to do that, since it can poison the well for a "real"...
by Auralia
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:18 pm
 
Forum: Trading Cards
Topic: The Collection Collection
Replies: 60
Views: 3188

This is a collection of all GA authors: https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/collection=75 A bunch of cards in there do not have the GA Author badge. What are the criteria to be in this collection? Ballotonia The cards which do not have the GA author badge are non-submitting co-authors. They are ...
by Auralia
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:16 pm
 
Forum: Technical
Topic: [SUGGESTION] Add descriptions of card collections
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Aclion wrote:What sort of description can't be captured in the title?

Plenty of things!

I wanted to note that my GA authors collection includes non-submitting co-authors, which is why some cards don't have a GA badge. That's not really something that can go in the title.
by Auralia
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:56 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Repeal "Reproductive Freedoms"
Replies: 212
Views: 4472

OOC: Whatever about the credibility of players based on their ideological views, there's no doubt that godmoding type non-compliance is ruinous to one's credibility. Your list is no different to the hit-and-run orcs in the at vote threads saying they won't comply anyway. If you won't comply anyway,...
by Auralia
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:51 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Repeal "Reproductive Freedoms"
Replies: 212
Views: 4472

OOC: Whatever about the credibility of players based on their ideological views, there's no doubt that godmoding type non-compliance is ruinous to one's credibility. Your list is no different to the hit-and-run orcs in the at vote threads saying they won't comply anyway. If you won't comply anyway,...
by Auralia
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:16 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Repeal "Reproductive Freedoms"
Replies: 212
Views: 4472

OOC: Attempting this repeal will quickly make you very hated all too easily. As far as I'm concerned, being hated for trying to repeal the legislative abomination that is Reproductive Freedoms is a badge of honour. MG, you should take pride in this attempt. You repeal, we pass abortionplexes for al...
by Auralia
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:38 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [REPLACEMENT] Convention on Reproductive Rights
Replies: 73
Views: 2844

I should note that this resolution does not necessitate a repeal of On Abortion. In fact, it will work with OA. Thus, abortion would remain legal in cases of rape, incest, danger to life, and foetal abnormality, at the very least. Going further, I would even be fine with, for the sake of compromise...
by Auralia
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:11 pm
 
Forum: Technical
Topic: [SUGGESTION] Add descriptions of card collections
Replies: 2
Views: 153

[SUGGESTION] Add descriptions of card collections

It would be nice to be able to provide some additional detail about a collection of trading cards.
by Auralia
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:56 pm
 
Forum: Technical
Topic: [APP] nslogin-web (web app to log into/restore nations)
Replies: 34
Views: 4422

Not really expecting a response, at least not any time soon, but I was wondering why I still see the ""There has been x bad login attempt/s since your last login"" message when I log on to some nations. An example is Birmingham , which I manually logged on to just now and was gr...
by Auralia
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:47 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [DEFEATED] Commend Auralia
Replies: 242
Views: 11600

Prydania wrote:snip

Suffice it to say that in light of my own experiences I don't really agree with your analysis, but I appreciate your candor.
by Auralia
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:43 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Limitations on Legal Protection for DRM
Replies: 24
Views: 878

Except it doesn't really read like that. Could you rewrite clause 3 to make more sense without needing to read the copyright resolution? Or define the specific terms you keep using there and later on. That's not really possible. DRM doesn't make sense in the absence of copyright. But there's nothin...
by Auralia
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:56 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [DEFEATED] Preventing Unjust Warfare
Replies: 204
Views: 7295

Araraukar wrote:
Auralia wrote:I really don't care about people who vote against proposals because they don't like the author.

OOC: So write it as your own proposal then?

I think that's up to UM, actually, and not you.
by Auralia
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:35 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [DEFEATED] Preventing Unjust Warfare
Replies: 204
Views: 7295

OOC: So you want to make it less likely to pass, then? :P I really don't care about people who vote against proposals because they don't like the author. Also, your version doesn't fix the issue, which is the spurious justifications of what makes a war "just", which has been the main comp...
by Auralia
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:16 pm
 
Forum: Trading Cards
Topic: The Collection Collection
Replies: 60
Views: 3188

This is a collection of all GA authors: https://www.nationstates.net/page=deck/collection=75
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