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by The Sheika
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:07 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft]Corruption Act Originally:On Ritual Sacrifice
Replies: 106
Views: 4370

Well, I was going to suggest you open a new thread for your new proposal, but I see you are still keen on the idea of sacrifices. I am not going to say that corruption is not a problem, but the idea of sacrifice targets all sapients in a nation. All of them. Even the ones who did not take part in an...
by The Sheika
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:27 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Equal Marriage Act (Re-Submitted)
Replies: 110
Views: 4645

OOC: Why is it so important to YOU to restrict it to two people? Answer Grays' question. People will abuse the system to get tax cuts. If that is what creates your concern, it sounds like the Republic of Keshiland needs to review it's own tax code in order to circumvent such abuses from happening. ...
by The Sheika
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:55 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft]Corruption Act Originally:On Ritual Sacrifice
Replies: 106
Views: 4370

"You cannot say that you were surprised, ambassador." We are not surprised. We thought that it had a chance to come at vote, but we were not confident. If this would have come to a vote, or if it does somehow come to a vote, then we would have hoped/will hope for votes from individual nat...
by The Sheika
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:08 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft]Corruption Act Originally:On Ritual Sacrifice
Replies: 106
Views: 4370

I cannot even take this proposal seriously. Doubly so given it was submitted against the advice of quite a few Ambassadors of this Assembly. What exactly is the logic behind this? Did somebody come across a few "selfish" people and think "Hmm, I bet they wouldn't be as selfish if the ...
by The Sheika
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:18 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] The PTSD Aid and Recovery Act
Replies: 9
Views: 690

Colonel Austin clears his throat before speaking, "While I can applaud the spirit behind the proposal, I do have to say that only designating the aid to veterans is a great disservice to member nations as a whole. Although Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is associated with those who have been in...
by The Sheika
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:59 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: WA Heart Disease Research Coalition
Replies: 8
Views: 333

https://www.nationstates.net/page=UN_view_proposal/id=solomons_land_1503859048?submission=ok Actually, this is the link. Please stop submitting your proposal and post a draft here where it can be reviewed, critiqued, and edited prior to submission. If this is something that you really care about, i...
by The Sheika
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:39 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Eco Friendly Burial Act (DRAFT)
Replies: 120
Views: 5445

So you'd rather a 6th mass extinction happen thanks to human's neglect to their home, then? OOC: Welcome to the World Assembly, where a good thing to keep in mind is NS =/= Earth. Now, that is not to say that the point you brought up is invalid; quite the contrary. In fact, that could be quite rele...
by The Sheika
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:59 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Eco Friendly Burial Act (DRAFT)
Replies: 120
Views: 5445

Environment over rituals sorry not sorry That right there is why you have as little support as you do. You stand there, demanding that others bow to your proposal regardless of the reason. I might be agnostic, but I acknowledge the cultural importance of rituals. At this point, I can't even take yo...
by The Sheika
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:52 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Eco Friendly Burial Act (DRAFT)
Replies: 120
Views: 5445

Given your answers, the Federation cannot support this. Too overreaching, too restrictive, and too concerned with something that has too small an impact on the environment. You could use an ethics class or two, perhaps even take a little time to reach out and get to know people on the off hand chanc...
by The Sheika
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:11 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Eco Friendly Burial Act (DRAFT)
Replies: 120
Views: 5445

I fail to see how this is a matter of WA concern. Why should you care how the Federation handles the departed? Why should the Federation give two {REDACTED} what Keshiland does with it's departed? That said, moving on... Category-Environment Preamble- This law will keep the environment safe from the...
by The Sheika
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:07 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Secularism in Governance
Replies: 230
Views: 9650

OOC: Prohibition 5 is a substantial and necessary part of the draft. I don't particularly care that you'd support it without it, because it isn't going anywhere. I will repeat my request; If you actually have a legality challenge to make, fucking make it and stop playing fucking games with it. Hey ...
by The Sheika
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:42 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Secularism in Governance
Replies: 230
Views: 9650

OOC: Since you're fucking dead-set on being absurd, if you actually have a legality challenge to make, I'll tell you the same thing I told Covenstone. Fucking make it and stop playing fucking games with it. If you would just remove Clause 5 We'd consider your proposal. That is not likely to happen....
by The Sheika
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:29 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Secularism in Governance
Replies: 230
Views: 9650

OOC: Guess what? US Law is literally 100% totally meaningless when it comes to the World Assembly! What you're saying here is that unless this Draft is dropped, you're going to spread a deliberate misinformation campaign to try and get it to fail. I'll take that as a threat, and archive this for wh...
by The Sheika
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:23 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Secularism in Governance
Replies: 230
Views: 9650

"Its a shame that you're objectively wrong, then. Holding a position is not itself an expression. You do not have a right to the position. You might have a nondiscrimination right to apply, but not to hold it. "At any rate, this is irrelevant. The clergy have every right to voice their op...
by The Sheika
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:00 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Secularism in Governance
Replies: 230
Views: 9650

"This individual can still express their religious views. Holding a position is not freedom of expression, its participation in governance, and it is not an unlimited right." Sorry, but i disagree with your view. One of the dictionary definitions of endorse is: "to approve openly&quo...
by The Sheika
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:52 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Secularism in Governance
Replies: 230
Views: 9650

There is actually quite a bit of difference. A candidate cannot use the endorsement given by a clergy member in any sort of advertisement, pamphlet, speech, flier, etc. Whereas a private citizen can give their endorsement and the candidate can use it in any capacity they choose. so, what if a Clerg...
by The Sheika
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:44 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Secularism in Governance
Replies: 230
Views: 9650

"It has a very clear use; and that is to reduce the power of religious institutions to manipulate political systems to the greatest degree possible under standing World Assembly law." But Clergy can still endorse candidates. The candidate just can't accept the endorsement. So, all that's ...
by The Sheika
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:38 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Secularism in Governance
Replies: 230
Views: 9650

^ This. I read over it twice just to see if maybe I had misread it. What IA spelled out here is exactly what I felt it meant. A clergy member can endorse a candidate all day long, but said candidate cannot accept the endorsement. If it's interpreted as this then it's a useless claus and should be r...
by The Sheika
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:28 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [Draft] Secularism in Governance
Replies: 230
Views: 9650

No, it isn't. The clergy member is not prohibited from voicing a preferred candidate. The candidate is prohibited from accepting endorsement of that member. No contradiction with clauses in Freedom of Expression . ^ This. I read over it twice just to see if maybe I had misread it. What IA spelled o...
by The Sheika
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:58 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [SUBMITTED] Conservation to Save Natural Life
Replies: 51
Views: 2138

So, what exactly would you want to do with this proposal? Are you trying to reduce pollution or littering, or what? You have a better chance of passing something if it's a specific solution to a specific problem. Making a vague "let's make the environment better" statement, even wrapped u...
by The Sheika
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:26 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [SUBMITTED] Conservation to Save Natural Life
Replies: 51
Views: 2138

((OOC: It's been sent too early. Proposals take time to perfect. Your English is still blocky, and I have no idea why your initial paragraph mentions micro-organisms from polutants when the real problem is the polutants themselves. And you're still using 'conservative' instead of 'conservation,' an...
by The Sheika
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:29 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [SUBMITTED] Conservation to Save Natural Life
Replies: 51
Views: 2138

Iksana leans back against the wall, flicking his tail. "Something something humanocentrism something something mankind ain't the only problem something something you do realize there are other species in the WA, right?" This is worth paying attention to, so I will reiterate some of it. Th...
by The Sheika
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:11 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Abortion Conference, Floor 16, Room 112 of the WA HQ
Replies: 261
Views: 8855

United Massachusetts wrote:I urge everyone who doesn't have anything productive to say to walk across the hall, where we are offering free...cookies.

Define productive. The meaning of the word can be subjective.
by The Sheika
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:44 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Abortion Conference, Floor 16, Room 112 of the WA HQ
Replies: 261
Views: 8855

Exactly. Let's just try. Please. What do pro-choicers want in a resolution like this? Speaking for the Federation, the resolutions in place meet the criteria we desire. I think a better stance would be what can you offer to move forward. I am not trying to be bull-headed, but that is where it stand...
by The Sheika
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:40 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Abortion Conference, Floor 16, Room 112 of the WA HQ
Replies: 261
Views: 8855

"Sir, said fights have been playing out for a long time. It's not just myself. And no, I probably won't fillibuster the WA, but, I just want you all to know how frustrating it is. I can sympathize with how frustrating it is. In the words of the Ambassador from Calladan, why not try putting the...
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