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by Northwest Slobovia
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:20 pm
 
Forum: Portal to the Multiverse
Topic: Shores: Homecoming (Closed)
Replies: 332
Views: 13614

Olympian Tartaros "We came to learn about how things are working these days," Giovenith told the hekatonkheires as they went along. "Many of my friends here are scholars. Is there any news from your realms as of late, or is it the typical affairs to be expected?" Kottos, or rath...
by Northwest Slobovia
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:59 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Is voting useless in the US?
Replies: 684
Views: 9431

And you really think the Jim Crow lawmakersturne on their heels because they were upset about the conditions they had supported? Demonstrably not: federal laws changed state conditions . Peaceful protests did expand the civil rights movement, but it was the riots by civil rights activists that had ...
by Northwest Slobovia
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:44 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Is voting useless in the US?
Replies: 684
Views: 9431

Yeah LBJ achieved absolutely nothing, African Americans getting the right to vote led to no changes, mobilizing woman voters did nothing, LGBT people achieved nothing through voting. Its not going to change if you don't vote. They got those rights because there were riots and cvil unrest. Time to r...
by Northwest Slobovia
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:18 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: My issues with cities
Replies: 152
Views: 2610

Similarly, POTUS (any POTUS, not Trump) has the power to surrender the military, as commander in chief, to a foreign power. Or to declare that he or she would not order the military to fight an invasion were one to come. Or some variation on that. Given the presidental oath of office, both orders m...
by Northwest Slobovia
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:15 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: My issues with cities
Replies: 152
Views: 2610

I'm no lawyer, but having read the NYS constitution , I don't think so. In short, it appears that once NYS chartered NYC, it was beyond their control, except in terms of general laws about cities. There's a bit in the previous section about the rights of cities being interpretted liberally, so I th...
by Northwest Slobovia
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:08 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: My issues with cities
Replies: 152
Views: 2610

No I don’t think they do not to mention it would be extremely unpopular They do. That's called general police power. They wouldn't. But they have the legal power. Its not barred by the Constitution, and anything not bared or limited by the federal constitution in the US is reserved to the state. NY...
by Northwest Slobovia
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:28 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: My issues with cities
Replies: 152
Views: 2610

What’s so awful about it? The people. I don't like people. And that's fine. But you seem to be confusing population density with population, and maybe with the boundaries of cities. There are single family homes in NYC, LA, and Chicago -- yes, within city limits, just not in the densest parts of th...
by Northwest Slobovia
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:33 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Is voting useless in the US?
Replies: 684
Views: 9431

It might also help if the other parties would put in the groundwork necessary to win at the local level and build a base of support rather than trying to go all in on the presidency. This is, I think, one of the largest failings of American minor parties. FPTP doesn't help, of course, but I rarely ...
by Northwest Slobovia
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:54 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: My issues with cities
Replies: 152
Views: 2610

You do realize that most major American cities aren't as dense as Manhattan In fact none are . But you've hit on the OP's major problem: he appears to think the US is divided into Manhattan and Maine, with nothing in between. And he seems to have some fascinating misconceptions about both: it seems...
by Northwest Slobovia
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:26 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: African Continent-Wide Free Trade Bloc Opens
Replies: 36
Views: 826

Vivolkha wrote:
Northwest Slobovia wrote:Nobody likes the Chinese, but whose fault is that?

The Chinese government's.

Precisely. So if the US and the EU want to lock them out of their markets specifically, it's hardly the rest of the world is running screaming away from free trade.
by Northwest Slobovia
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:19 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: African Continent-Wide Free Trade Bloc Opens
Replies: 36
Views: 826

It's interesting, to me, to see how while the rest of the world is running screaming away from free trade, Africa is embracing it. The UK is hardly the "rest of the world". :p A bunch of Asian nations just set up their own trade bloc, the EU is still going strong, as is NAFTA. Nobody like...
by Northwest Slobovia
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:13 pm
 
Forum: Moderation
Topic: Happy New Year Mod Squad!
Replies: 17
Views: 824

What did you do for 17+ millenniums? A good 99.8% of it without internet. Eat, sleep, hunt, grow things, travel (really long walks), make things ... did I mention eating? Honestly, you aren't aware of time when you have only general ways of measuring it. (I'm reminded of L. Sprague de Camp's Lest D...
by Northwest Slobovia
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:28 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: The NationStates Feminism Thread IV: Fight Like A Girl!
Replies: 4963
Views: 65034

Back then, they didn't have effective birth control like we do now, so their solutions for those hard times were pretty much just abstinence, abortion, or infanticide. Humans just don't abstain no matter how hard you lecture them about it, so between abortion or infanticide, abortion comes out as t...
by Northwest Slobovia
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:58 pm
 
Forum: Portal to the Multiverse
Topic: Shores: Homecoming (Closed)
Replies: 332
Views: 13614

Olympian Tartaros And as Sandy and Amanda spoke again, [Domenica] turned to them quickly. "So do we try and talk to the warden? Or do we do something else?" "We can talk to him if you'd like." Sandy gestured to the tunnel. "Or we could, uh, see how far we can get into H-- i...
by Northwest Slobovia
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:39 pm
 
Forum: Portal to the Multiverse
Topic: Shores: Homecoming (Closed)
Replies: 332
Views: 13614

Celestia and Luna's Private Prison, Tartaros Domenica looked to him and paused. Then she nodded. "Yeah. I'll handle it. Do I get on you now or do I just hang on without getting on you?" "I'll show you," Amanda said with a smile. "First, we wait while Sandy turns back in to ...
by Northwest Slobovia
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:17 pm
 
Forum: Portal to the Multiverse
Topic: Shores: Homecoming (Closed)
Replies: 332
Views: 13614

Celestia and Luna's Private Prison, Tartaros "[Tirek said he was defeated s]hortly before Princess Twilight took custody of her." [...] He smiled and nodded at them each in turn, parting lastly to Amanda: "Enjoy your marriage, while you can." Amanda's huge smile was full of sinc...
by Northwest Slobovia
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:09 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Is voting useless in the US?
Replies: 684
Views: 9431

The 2020 US election has so far failed to materialise the changes that were expected. Therefore, I wanted to ask: is voting useless in the US for change and progressivism? Translation: I didn't get what I wanted, so the system is broken. Waaaaah! Sorry, that's not how it works. The presidential sys...
by Northwest Slobovia
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:21 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: The NationStates Feminism Thread IV: Fight Like A Girl!
Replies: 4963
Views: 65034

Women are excluded from medicine, Excuse me? More women than men are enrolled in medical school For the first time ever, the majority of U.S. medical school students are women, marking another milestone in the gradual diversification of those studying to become America’s next generation of physicia...
by Northwest Slobovia
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:41 pm
 
Forum: Portal to the Multiverse
Topic: Shores: Homecoming (Closed)
Replies: 332
Views: 13614

Celestia and Luna's Private Prison, Tartaros "The one who was born from cutting off the head of a rape victim." This snatched the attention of all the ponies present. Lord Tirek chuckled. "Weeelll, it looks like somebody wants a little attention!" Amanda's tone was half clinical...
by Northwest Slobovia
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:24 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Which economic system is correct?
Replies: 50
Views: 1231

Nevertopia wrote:As title says, which economic system is most likely to be true? [...] Which one answers the most questions correctly, or which one makes the best arguments, which one is most logical?

Define those terms, and you have your answer.
by Northwest Slobovia
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:47 pm
 
Forum: Portal to the Multiverse
Topic: Shores: Homecoming (Closed)
Replies: 332
Views: 13614

Celestia and Luna's Private Prison, Tartaros "Hellooooo theeeeeere," an unknown voice called from somewhere far off, stunning everyone. "I can hear you. Why don't you come closer?" The voice was slightly high-pitched and rough, like that of an old man, and there was an amused ca...
by Northwest Slobovia
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:07 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Arecibo Radio Telescope Has Collapsed
Replies: 110
Views: 2298

And now we as a species are wandering a dark and cluttered room with nothing but a dinky little laser pointer, after our nice little flashlight burned its bulb out. How 'bout some nice IR goggles? Would you believe an IR monocle ? It was funded about a year ago, with launch expected in 2025. That's...
by Northwest Slobovia
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:45 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Arecibo Radio Telescope Has Collapsed
Replies: 110
Views: 2298

Still is. Or do you imagine Musk is sending NASA astronauts to ISS for free? And, um, you are aware that all of NASA's boosters were built by private companies, and most were designed by them as well? And that private companies have been flying private payloads on said privately built boosters for ...
by Northwest Slobovia
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:39 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Arecibo Radio Telescope Has Collapsed
Replies: 110
Views: 2298

Of all the "military-industrial complex" stuff the US spends money on, why would you object to space programs? You know why they built GPS, don't you? I do object to the military industrial complex, and while the state would ideally be producing all its own parts at least it's the one sen...
by Northwest Slobovia
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:53 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Arecibo Radio Telescope Has Collapsed
Replies: 110
Views: 2298

Allowing Arecibo to collapse while continuing to lavish funds on pipe dreams like manned missions to Mars and boondoggles like the ISS is a crime against science. Nice catch. ;) But NASA isn't spending any money on manned Mars shots, only Musk is. And in any case, the relationship between US space ...
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