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by Separatist Peoples
Wed May 01, 2019 6:42 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Basic Financial Education
Replies: 28
Views: 735

OOC: I seriously question the necessity of including education on investment; it's so utterly removed from the lives of the vast majority of people that the requirement of education in it is not merely unnecessary and unhelpful, but, I would argue, insulting. I get that maybe it's just that everyon...
by Separatist Peoples
Wed May 01, 2019 6:35 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: General Assembly Q&A
Replies: 2947
Views: 261429

Fleeing does not render one hors de combat . A soldier could not reasonably tell the difference between fleeing in a rout from a tactical withdrawal to better ground. Fighting retreats are a thing. There is nothing inherently perfidious about shooting somebody in the back. Context is key. Rather th...
by Separatist Peoples
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:34 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Basic Financial Education
Replies: 28
Views: 735

"The second clause of Section 2 really deserves it's own resolution under Regulation/Consumer Protection, and should be removed to avoid any contradiction or duplication issues. Otherwise, we support this, and eagerly await to hear our fellow ambassadors protest that there are no personal budge...
by Separatist Peoples
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:36 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: General Assembly Q&A
Replies: 2947
Views: 261429

This is my understanding. Retreating forces are not, ipso facto , hors de combat , but when you add in the throwing down of weapons, its hard to say it isn't covered. But if they are "unable to defend themselves" e.g. if they are fleeing for dear life with their back turned to the enemy(a...
by Separatist Peoples
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:25 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Abandoned] Repeal: "Reproductive Freedoms"
Replies: 38
Views: 992

OOC: Can promise this will be stomped. Not the least of which is because I will actively campaign to see it done.
by Separatist Peoples
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:44 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: General Assembly Q&A
Replies: 2947
Views: 261429

Are their rules about attacking fleeing infantry? Not in precisely those words, but looking at Rules of Surrender I believe throwing down one's weapons and running arguably renders one hors de combat and no longer a valid target. This is my understanding. Retreating forces are not, ipso facto , hor...
by Separatist Peoples
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:41 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Rape Shield Act
Replies: 88
Views: 1970

"Well then we will abstain if it comes to a vote." "Ambassador, as far as I can tell, this translates roughly to 'We got called out for not doing our job, but don't want to admit it. We're abstaining because voting for proves that we didn't do our job.' You want to correct me if I'm ...
by Separatist Peoples
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:39 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Rape Shield Act
Replies: 88
Views: 1970

This second definition already removes the unhelpful reference to a tendency and is better for that reason. "Excellent to hear, ambassador!" There remains a difference between the two sentences quoted above, however. In order to be relevant, does evidence have to "make the crime more...
by Separatist Peoples
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:53 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [ABANDONED] Repeal General Assembly Resolution #457
Replies: 17
Views: 461

Ankura wrote:Very well. After massive criticism, I will scratch this one and write another draft.

"The delegation from Marxist Germany will be so disappointed. Best send them conciliatory flowers. And a note: "Sorry you still have to treat transgender people like people.""
by Separatist Peoples
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:51 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Rape Shield Act
Replies: 88
Views: 1970

“Relevancy,” as it pertains to evidence, is the tendency of evidence to make an element of a crime more likely than not. I find this unclear. You probably mean that evidence is relevant if it allows the court to form a clearer view of the likelihood that a crime was committed by the accused, but I'...
by Separatist Peoples
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:29 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Abandoned] Repeal: "Reproductive Freedoms"
Replies: 38
Views: 992

"My delegation is opposed to any repeal of Reproductive Freedoms that does not unequivocally call for even greater protections for the right to terminate pregnancies."
by Separatist Peoples
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:36 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Rape Shield Act
Replies: 88
Views: 1970

"Member state courts may not admit opinion or reputation evidence detailing a victim’s past sexual behavior or proclivity in a criminal proceeding." In a case a of prosecution for making false accusations this would prevent the defense from submitting evidence of past sexual behavior, inc...
by Separatist Peoples
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:05 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Rape Shield Act
Replies: 88
Views: 1970

"The Empire will vote against this proposal if it comes to a vote." "I promise you, ambassador, I do not care." “Why? Do you want to provide any reasoning for this decision? This proposal seems like a reasonable way to provide for victims of rape.” "Because you seem to be g...
by Separatist Peoples
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:37 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Rape Shield Act
Replies: 88
Views: 1970

"And yet if an alleged victim is reputed for their chasteness, fidelity, and rejection of common and casual sex, any accused rape against them may be in part substantiated by the accuser's character being known as one who is not sexually open, who is not disposed to engage in sexual activity o...
by Separatist Peoples
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:33 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Rape Shield Act
Replies: 88
Views: 1970

Ooc: I've made it clear that I dont think that loophole is remotely reasonable to claim in good faith. I believe that using it violates GAR#2. Use of the word prejudice on the context of evidence law is neither rare nor legalistic. Nor is the assumption that the entity ruling on evidence is doing s...
by Separatist Peoples
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:36 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Rape Shield Act
Replies: 88
Views: 1970

OOC: I am not sure what the issue actually is. OOC: Well if you don't mind having the loophole in it that makes one of the restrictions obsolent, then I guess nothing. *shrug* Ooc: I've made it clear that I dont think that loophole is remotely reasonable to claim in good faith. I believe that using...
by Separatist Peoples
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:39 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [PASSED] Repeal "Protecting Personal Data"
Replies: 49
Views: 1326

"Please,elaborate." The first pair of arguments is of no substantive relevance, since no resolution on the collection of personal data can fully handle such edge cases. In one case, it is impossible to distinguish between entities that do not have access to consumers' ages because they do...
by Separatist Peoples
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:10 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Rape Shield Act
Replies: 88
Views: 1970

Ooc: So sayeth the Author. OOC: Why did you even post it here then if that's your attitude? OOC: Because if I don't, people complain. Simply because I must solicit input does not mean I am obligated to accept it all. In this case, I admitted that you had a salient point but decided, upon reasoned r...
by Separatist Peoples
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:18 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Improving rehabilitation of prisoners
Replies: 292
Views: 5025

OOC: Someone wanted that change and let that someone suggest the change. I saw no problem with initial form OOC: That's not how this works. YOU are the author, so it's up to YOU to fix the errors. Our "job" is just to point out the issues to you. This unwillingness/laziness to make necess...
by Separatist Peoples
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:04 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Rape Shield Act
Replies: 88
Views: 1970

There is an unreasonable interpretation unsupported by anything in the text. OOC: Unsupported by anything but the actual wording of the text, you mean? The resolution only does what the resolution says it does. It doesn't say anything about having to apply a rare legalistic approach to the word &qu...
by Separatist Peoples
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:02 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Rape Shield Act
Replies: 88
Views: 1970

OOC: I don't believe that is a reasonable interpretation of the reading. OOC: You have yourself admitted that legal concept of prejudice differs from how the word is normally understood. It's not unreasonable to read the text the way words are normally understood, and "substantially more preju...
by Separatist Peoples
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:16 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Rape Shield Act
Replies: 88
Views: 1970

Ooc: good, then since I use no committee, the problem self-resolves. OOC: Yeah, as soon as you spell it out that it's the judge(s) decision, not the WA's. It currently reads like it's either the WA's decision or to be decided on some nebulous public opinion of prejudice. OOC: I don't believe that i...
by Separatist Peoples
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:59 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Rape Shield Act
Replies: 88
Views: 1970

Ooc: good, then since I use no committee, the problem self-resolves.
by Separatist Peoples
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:57 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] Improving rehabilitation of prisoners
Replies: 292
Views: 5025

Is your goal to get something to vote, or to get something to pass? If merely the former, I just might start a counter-campaign in fifteen minutes. I have the stamps to do so. And, if it’s still in queue after that, I’m sure the major delegates will take notice of the internal contradictions and wi...
by Separatist Peoples
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:31 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Rape Shield Act
Replies: 88
Views: 1970

“Could you clarify ‘member state courts’? Does this refer to any courts within the territory of a member state, or does it instead only refer to governmental courts run by member states?” "All courts. Its a broad phrase unnarrowed by anything, like "national" or "local" so ...
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