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by Greifenburg
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:47 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Replacement-Draft] Recycling Act
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Recycling is very important to us in Waldenes, thus we will always support any safe and effective improvements to the measure. Might I suggest an addendum highlighting the importance of researching technology that betters the energy efficiency of recycling? As of right now, there are still many rec...
by Greifenburg
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:24 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Replacement-Draft] Recycling Act
Replies: 5
Views: 224

[Replacement-Draft] Recycling Act

http://i.imgur.com/z6ykACO.png?1 Recycling Act Category: Environmental – All Businesses - Mild The World Assembly, Recognizing that improved manufacturing processes often lead to an increased waste production due to cheaper products indirectly promoting a use and throwaway culture; Understanding th...
by Greifenburg
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:52 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [DEFEATED] On the Health and Financial Well-being of Workers
Replies: 83
Views: 2699

The ethno-state of Trashys wrote:“Guys there is already a movement to repeal this. Let’s not vote for it.”


"That is not really saying much, as there are often repeal movements before a resolution is passed."
by Greifenburg
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:01 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Prohibition of At-Will Termination
Replies: 30
Views: 829

OOC In RL, loss of business during the Coronavirus pandemic, possibly involving government-enforced closure for the duration, could kill off quite a few previously-healthy businesses that rely on fast cash-flow quite rapidly. OOC: In the case of a pandemic or other catastrophes like this, at-will t...
by Greifenburg
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:16 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Prohibition of At-Will Termination
Replies: 30
Views: 829

"That there is a downward trend does not mean that the decision to cut costs is not one requiring rapid response. It isn't punishment, it is the nature of slim margins." "Rapid response to a downward trend, I can understand that. One that requires immediate termination, not so much. ...
by Greifenburg
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:10 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Prohibition of At-Will Termination
Replies: 30
Views: 829

"Bull hockey, ambassador. Decisions to fold up locations can, and sometimes are, made in a matter of days. Days that, one might note, the ordinary person might not consider sufficient notice for." "Ambassador, in this case I have to call bull hockey. In most cases, and I mean most ca...
by Greifenburg
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:15 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Prohibition of At-Will Termination
Replies: 30
Views: 829

"Reducing overhead is often necessary as an immediate measure. Further, with warning, you are less likely to get adequate work out of employees, and even run the risk of sabotage out of a perception of revenge. As though a layoff is personal. Economic consideration, while not 'on the fly' none...
by Greifenburg
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:31 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Prohibition of At-Will Termination
Replies: 30
Views: 829

"You are misunderstanding me. Which is concerning from an employment law perspective. Also, layoffs have nothing to do with probationary periods." "Especially in the case of layoffs, which are most common in cases of downsizing a department or company, a reasonable notice period is h...
by Greifenburg
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:39 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [DEFEATED] Interference-Causing Equipment Standards Act
Replies: 60
Views: 2662

"I applaud the idea of seeking international standards regarding electronics, but as it stands we are forced to vote against this proposal. In its current form this would ban the trade of defensive EM-weaponry, which could severly affect the security of nations who require, but cannot develop a...
by Greifenburg
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:34 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [ABANDONED] On Mercenaries
Replies: 19
Views: 501

"We are not against this proposal per se, however, clause 1 c) seems to open a substantial loophole." A person who is remunerated substantially in excess of the remuneration paid to combatants or officers of similar rank and function of the armed forces of a party to the conflict. "Th...
by Greifenburg
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:12 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Space Transit and Artificial Debris Monitoring Act
Replies: 22
Views: 665

OOC: Just two things I would like to know. Alarmed by the rapid increase in spacecraft debris present in the orbit of the planet. Which planet? The WA is comprised of nations from quite a few worlds. 4) Clarifies that requests and compilations of data mentioned in this act specifically apply to only...
by Greifenburg
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:08 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Abandoned] Compulsory Space Force
Replies: 19
Views: 675

Ambassador Schreiner shakes his head. "The City and Republic of Greifenburg will stand firmly against this proposition. The promotion of increased international militarization is outright preposterous and might not only on quite a number of planets destabilize peace processes and international ...
by Greifenburg
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:09 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Promotion of Recycling
Replies: 141
Views: 7517

OOC: Give it a month or two first, though, to avoid voter (and especially delegate) fatigue. You can have the repeal and replacement drafts ready to go, of course, even in drafting threads, but, like, don't submit immediately. OOC: Makes sense. I mean, drafting the replacement will take some time a...
by Greifenburg
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:59 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Promotion of Recycling
Replies: 141
Views: 7517

Hmm, passed even with the spelling mistakes and formatting errors... I don't mind seeing such things pass, but I would urge the author when the time is right (not right now, which might burn out voters, but soon!) to pursue a repeal and replace to correct the errors. I believe voters would be recep...
by Greifenburg
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:44 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Promotion of Recycling
Replies: 141
Views: 7517

OOC: It doesn't appear to me that the proposal in fact requires that members assess whether recycling for some product is actually environmentally beneficial. This seems like a gross oversight. That's a good point, I haven't thought of that. The reason why is because you don't use the list item tag ...
by Greifenburg
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:43 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Promotion of Recycling
Replies: 141
Views: 7517

[AT VOTE] Promotion of Recycling

OOC: OOC: there's also weird font changes in the text. Looks totally out of place for a resolution. OOC: I've noticed those in other resolutions, too, where I'm quite sure there were no actual font changes in the actual text, so I think it's some kind of artifact, possibly due to text copied directl...
by Greifenburg
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:14 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Promotion of Recycling
Replies: 141
Views: 7517

The New California Republic wrote:Spelling mistake. Against.


"Well... that's embarrassing."

Schreiner grimaces and mumbles "We need new proofreaders in the office..."
by Greifenburg
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:57 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Promotion of Recycling
Replies: 141
Views: 7517

The ambassador emerges from a shady corner of the room, and steps up on a pedestal. "This proposal is ill-written in our eyes. Does clause 2.a. mandate the use of recycling to the best of our ability? Or as much as we want within our ability?" "It would mandate the implementation to ...
by Greifenburg
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:56 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Closed] Mandatory honouring of public referendums
Replies: 15
Views: 497

"Moral arguments are the weakest arguments, Ambassador." Schultz retorts. "Although in this case genocide is outlawed by the World Assembly probably, and the World Assembly acts as a sort of democratic government above that of member nations. "Regardless, any action supported by...
by Greifenburg
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:56 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Closed] Mandatory honouring of public referendums
Replies: 15
Views: 497

"That sounds downright fascist." Schultz declares. "The authority of government is derived from the people, and should be held to their will, not the other way around." "While I agree with the sentiment, I don't agree with the ultimate assessment." Schreiner grimaces. ...
by Greifenburg
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:00 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Ensuring the Safety of Nuclear Power Stations
Replies: 27
Views: 958

"In support, as international standards regarding safety of nuclear power plants would be quite welcome. Regarding the duplication, I don't see why clause 3 is necessary anyway and could be struck without really changeing the purpose."
by Greifenburg
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:03 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Promotion of Recycling
Replies: 141
Views: 7517

OOC: As Araraukar is already compliant with the mandates, no opposition from me. IC: "Wouldn't every reasonable nation already be doing everything required by the proposal?" "Oh, I'm pretty sure every reasonable nation fulfills those requirements. Now, if only every nation was reason...
by Greifenburg
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:11 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Promotion of Recycling
Replies: 141
Views: 7517

“I question whether there are such things as the ‘energy-intensive resources’ mentioned in the preamble. A process can use energy, but no resource that I know of absorbs energy passively. Nevertheless, this proposal has full support from this delegation.” "First, I would like to thank you for ...
by Greifenburg
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:39 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Promotion of Recycling
Replies: 141
Views: 7517

Wouldn't use the word "garbage" in the preamble. Try "refuse". "Well, we changed the wording. And it took us only almost a year. I'm impressed with the speed my office works these days. Also, a clarification clause regarding other waste reduction programs has been added.&qu...
by Greifenburg
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:48 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: DRAFT: Reducing the Need for Abortions
Replies: 49
Views: 1866

Seeing that this matches quite nicely the policies in Greifenburg and seems quite sound, we are supporting this proposal.
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