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by Sierra Lyricalia
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:37 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Reducing Sexual Exploitation
Replies: 81
Views: 3585

OOC: Page 2 / Near Submission™ bump.
by Sierra Lyricalia
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:00 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Humane Command Economies Act
Replies: 5
Views: 241

OOC: I don't see any power granted to member states that they couldn't already exercise, and I don't see any restriction on member states that didn't already constrain them. I don't see what problem this resolution solves that hasn't already been handled. I'm afraid this is the very definition of &q...
by Sierra Lyricalia
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:28 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft #1] Repeal "Promotion of Recycling"
Replies: 31
Views: 1027

OOC post. I HAVE NOT YET GONE TO BED SO IT MUST STILL BE EVENING EVEN THOUGH THE SUN CAME UP. Concerned that despite defining ‘recyclable waste material’ in Clause 1(a), the term is not used in Clause 2(b), which as a result mandates that member nations implement separate systems to collect all ref...
by Sierra Lyricalia
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:00 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Reducing Sexual Exploitation
Replies: 81
Views: 3585

1. Defines a 'sex worker' as a person who trades his or her own sexual services for agreed compensation. One who exclusively trades the sexual services of others for compensation - whether directly from clients or by taking sex workers' earnings - (a 'pimp') shall not be classified as a sex worker;...
by Sierra Lyricalia
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:07 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Reducing Sexual Exploitation
Replies: 81
Views: 3585

Have you guys kept track of the rules discussion in Moderation? I would not want to see a proposal like this run into trouble, nor go ahead and then have debate on the motion constrained. I don’t know how/if it will affect the WA. I'm not terribly worried (even in the absence of responses t...
by Sierra Lyricalia
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:26 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft #1] Repeal "Promotion of Recycling"
Replies: 31
Views: 1027

...as a result mandates that member nations implement collection systems to recycle all recyclable materials; I would change this to: ...as a result mandates that member nations implement separate systems to collect all refuse containing even a small portion of recyclable material; Further notes la...
by Sierra Lyricalia
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:11 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Reducing Sexual Exploitation
Replies: 81
Views: 3585

OOC: Bippitty-bumpity-boo.

Question for GenSec colleagues or other knowledgeable sorts: I don't buy Ara's argument for MD above; but given the recent category ruling, would this be more fitting as is (Civil Rights), or as Regulation/Legal Reform?
by Sierra Lyricalia
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:42 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [DEFEATED] Commend Christian Democrats
Replies: 261
Views: 8587

There are plenty of Catholics who not only do not "adhere to Catholic teaching on sexuality" but actively oppose it. Are they "anti-Catholic"? Yes -- obviously! How can a person oppose the core moral teachings of the Catholic Church without thereby setting themselves in oppositi...
by Sierra Lyricalia
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:10 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [DEFEATED] Commend Christian Democrats
Replies: 261
Views: 8587

Furthermore, it is not "anti-Catholicism" to oppose sexism, homophobia, transphobia and the degradation of women's rights. You can do that without ever hearing about religion. If you try to shield yourself behind a religion that mandates sexism, homophobia, transphobia and the degradation...
by Sierra Lyricalia
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:25 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Landing
Replies: 77
Views: 1022

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/realistic_criteria.png Because it's a good argument. What did we actually gain by going to the moon? Very little. It was mostly a waste of time and energy. It's a passion project. Space exploration has replaced religion as the opium of the masses. So, in other words... ...
by Sierra Lyricalia
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:08 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Landing
Replies: 77
Views: 1022

Do you not find space interesting? It's interesting. Lots of things are interesting. That doesn't mean we should spend tens of billions of dollars on them that would be better used solving actual problems. "We haven't landed on the moon" is not a problem. https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/real...
by Sierra Lyricalia
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:42 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [PASSED] Repeal "Freedom to Seek Medical Care II"
Replies: 70
Views: 2003

OOC: Hmmmmmmmmm, that Clause 4 argument. 4: Prohibits member nations from taking legal action against citizens or permanent residents who seek medical treatments or operations abroad, as long as General Assembly resolutions have not been violated, I think what this says is that member states may not...
by Sierra Lyricalia
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:12 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft #1] Repeal "Promotion of Recycling"
Replies: 31
Views: 1027

OOC: I would make the following changes for language clarity/flow: Concerned that despite defining ‘recyclable waste material’ in Clause 1(a), the term is not used in Clause 2(b), which as a result mandates that member nations must implement collection systems to recycle all materials; [underline ad...
by Sierra Lyricalia
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:55 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] International Criminal Protocol
Replies: 216
Views: 10137

"For those of you losing your minds about no longer being able to toss a self-aware adult into a black pit with only their own fraying inner monologue for companionship, the proposal doesn't say no administrative punishments may be applied to prisoners. Dangerous prisoners may still be kept apa...
by Sierra Lyricalia
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:08 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DEFEATED] International Transportation Preclearance Act
Replies: 52
Views: 1954

Proposal Submitted soon. OOC: ...and by "soon" you meant "immediately." :roll: In Clause 7(b) I don't know why you didn't just say "barring an emergency." Listing specific types of emergency can be counterproductive. For example, the lack of "weather emergency&quo...
by Sierra Lyricalia
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:20 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] [Pending Repeal] To Remove Space Debris, and...
Replies: 45
Views: 970

"Clause 4 is entirely without merit - if the vessel is not intending to come back to orbit, there is no debris problem, because whatever any such vessel drops is simply gone; and if the vessel enters a 'disposal orbit,' then there is no difference from existing WA-assigned junk orbits , and you...
by Sierra Lyricalia
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:59 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Repeal GA349: To Prevent Dangerous Debris
Replies: 26
Views: 802

The General Assembly Aware that the problem of space debris as is of great importance to spacefaring nations; Applauding the attempt of GA349 to reduce the amount of space debris presenting an immediate hazard; "Great. With ya so far, ambassador." Observing debris as being mockingly defin...
by Sierra Lyricalia
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:42 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Nuclear Use Keystone Enactment
Replies: 15
Views: 402

OOC: Joke proposal thread's over there . IC: Leo looks at the draft and scowls. He places it on the desk in front of him, stands up on his chair, and unzips his fly... then appears to think better of whatever horrid thing he was about to do. He gets down, reaches into his suit jacket's inside chest ...
by Sierra Lyricalia
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:54 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [DEFEATED] Commend Christian Democrats
Replies: 261
Views: 8587

Had a Catholic with the record of CD, sans the non-compliance and LGBT opinions, been at vote, this would pass. Ditto for UM. This is like saying "I'm not anti-Jewish, I just think male circumcision should be banned" or "I'm not anti-Muslim, I just think halal food preparation practi...
by Sierra Lyricalia
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:35 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [LEGALITY CHALLENGE] International Criminal Protocol
Replies: 9
Views: 369

PEoI doesn't ban nations passing death sentences. PEoI bans nations from carrying them out. I don't see this as illegal. Clause 6 says: "Member nations shall not issue a capital sentence on any mentally incompetent person." This seems to explicitly refer to the sentencing. Clause 6 of P. ...
by Sierra Lyricalia
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:36 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Diplomatic Conduct Act
Replies: 32
Views: 1008

Leo bursts into the debating chamber, the right sleeve of his suit jacket for some reason soaking wet up to the elbow, and blood dripping slowly from his left hand. He does not seem to notice the blood until he gets some of it on the paper copy of the draft waiting for him at the SL desk. He shakes...
by Sierra Lyricalia
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:09 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [Defeated] Peaceful First Contact
Replies: 153
Views: 4943

Umeria wrote:
Wallenburg wrote:I believe the correct title tag, for posterity, is [DEFEATED].

Can I not have even a little fun

You were given plenty of notice about that, it seems:

Wallenburg wrote:I guess "Make Legislation Funny Again" is dead.
by Sierra Lyricalia
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:19 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] International Criminal Protocol
Replies: 216
Views: 10137

This is now at vote.
by Sierra Lyricalia
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:22 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Access to Abortion
Replies: 1498
Views: 31459

Funding. Members must pay for or provide directly abortions, abortifacients, and contraceptives to any recipient bona fide within their jurisdiction upon request. Members must also provide a means to access such services and commodities speedily and free at the point of service or provision. OOC: A...
by Sierra Lyricalia
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:52 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft #1] Repeal "Promotion of Recycling"
Replies: 31
Views: 1027

Leo clears his throat briefly and stands to address the central podium . "I believe you've got most of what needs mentioning in here, Ambassador. My interns were frankly shitty at getting me the messages you left my office; my apologies for that. I would suggest adding back in the piece about ...
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