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by Thyerata
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:25 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Ban on Secret Treaties
Replies: 215
Views: 9707

Ambassador, I have just consulted my copy of Satow's Diplomatic Practice - Thyerata's leading guide to the world of international diplomacy - and there is no definition of the term "secret treaty". We say again that without a definition of what secret treaties are , we stand opposed.
by Thyerata
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:00 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [LEGALITY CHALLENGE] Ban on Secret Treaties
Replies: 71
Views: 3022

I'm going to ask my other question again. Sciongrad has stated at least once (informally) that mod precedent no longer applies, and Fris has also said that the mods have handed the primary responsibility for formulating and enforcing the GA rules to GenSec. Yet, because of how the challenge is put, ...
by Thyerata
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:30 am
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [PASSED] Ban on Secret Treaties
Replies: 215
Views: 9707

IA, Wallenberg makes a good point. You expect nations to deposit a specific kind of treaty with the WACC. Other than telling us the name of these treaties, you don't actually define what they are. Given your arrogant refusal to provide such a definition (indeed your general pig-headedness thus far, ...
by Thyerata
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:21 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [LEGALITY CHALLENGE] Ban on Secret Treaties
Replies: 71
Views: 3022

I don't have any gripes with the committee-only rule, but we have had individual statements by GenSec on the status of the mods in relation to GenSec. I'm going to request a formal ruling on the matter since SOGWA, in his challenge, explicitly cites mod precedent, and I think at least one member of ...
by Thyerata
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:12 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Rules and Procedures of the GA Secretariat
Replies: 111
Views: 37131

I haven't seen any complaints so far from English second language forumgoers Then you haven't looked very closely. I've complained about it on at least 3 different occasions, and probably more often than that. :P EDIT: And I find the GenSec opinion essays sometimes very confusing and difficult to f...
by Thyerata
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:22 am
 
Forum: Moderation
Topic: [r] flaming in Charlie Gard thread
Replies: 10
Views: 635

I'm entitled to a second opinion, so I'd like one. I'd like the reviewing mod to read the thread. The entire thing. Including the posts that basically suggest that Charlie should have been subject to unethical medical experimentation. EDIT: case in point: https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php...
by Thyerata
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:33 am
 
Forum: Moderation
Topic: [r] flaming in Charlie Gard thread
Replies: 10
Views: 635

The context is the following. At least two of us in that thread (myself included) have literally had our lives saved by the NHS, so we are immensely proud of it. What other posters are suggesting should have occurred to the child is akin to torture of an innocent child. That's what riles me up. If ...
by Thyerata
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:41 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: Rules and Procedures of the GA Secretariat
Replies: 111
Views: 37131

I was thinking. We have quite a large userbase here from across the world and for some of them (looking at you Ara as an example) English may not be a first language. GenSec has traditionally issued lengthy opinions when rendering legality decisions. As a law grad I don't object to this at all, but ...
by Thyerata
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:57 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [DRAFT] International Criminal Database
Replies: 21
Views: 952

OOC: this resolution may succeed if you turn it into a resolution to create something akin to RL Interpol
by Thyerata
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:35 am
 
Forum: Moderation
Topic: [r] flaming in Charlie Gard thread
Replies: 10
Views: 635

The context is the following. At least two of us in that thread (myself included) have literally had our lives saved by the NHS, so we are immensely proud of it. What other posters are suggesting should have occurred to the child is akin to torture of an innocent child. That's what riles me up. If a...
by Thyerata
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:28 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Charlie bit it (and it really hurts)
Replies: 295
Views: 7603

Why aren't you contributing to medical science? How many people are dying because you won't let doctors experiment on you? Any doctors wrote papers about any rare conditions you have? In my case, yes they have; I think it's your turn. Why yes, in my case too - nystagmus and Asperger syndrome. Does ...
by Thyerata
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:02 am
 
Forum: Technical
Topic: [Suggestion]Renaming your country.
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Thanks to 2002 logic, nation names are primary keys. Implying they're in a database. They're not. I thought they were. Out of curiosity, where are nation names (and the underlying raw code that keeps the nation in existence) stored? They must be *somewhere* for a player to access them on a daily ba...
by Thyerata
Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:59 am
 
Forum: Technical
Topic: The Commonwealth Republic Of Gwendilynne Farrar
Replies: 2
Views: 222



Did it go DEAT? Otherwise you should be able to revive it...
by Thyerata
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:31 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Charlie bit it (and it really hurts)
Replies: 295
Views: 7603

Well first - "all other circumstances being equal" (your words, not mine) suggest you haven't actually read any of the case files, because if you had you would know that all other circumstances were anything but equal. They were not even close. Secondly - the NHS didn't do anything. The N...
by Thyerata
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:36 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Charlie bit it (and it really hurts)
Replies: 295
Views: 7603

This struck me quite profoundly when I saw it. The BBC, in their story announcing Charlie's death, published a photo of Charlie as a healthy baby. He was lying on his back (or his side). His hand was touching his chin, his eyes were open, and he was looking at the camera. The Guardian's story announ...
by Thyerata
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:34 am
 
Forum: Moderation
Topic: [Report] "Move, Merge, Gravedig, or Lock" MegaThread
Replies: 12470
Views: 380345

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=419558 Should be locked. The subject of this debate (Charlie Gard) has just died. I don't think it would be appropriate for the debate to continue
by Thyerata
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:32 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Charlie bit it (and it really hurts)
Replies: 295
Views: 7603

Calladan wrote:
Thyerata wrote:The BBC has just reported that Charlie has died. I would think that this would be an appropriate point to bring the debate to a halt.


hear, fucking hear.


I'm probably going to invite a mod to lock it.
by Thyerata
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:25 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Charlie bit it (and it really hurts)
Replies: 295
Views: 7603

The BBC has just reported that Charlie has died. I would think that this would be an appropriate point to bring the debate to a halt.
by Thyerata
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:04 am
 
Forum: Forum 7
Topic: Wikipedia Game : The Second Thread
Replies: 11793
Views: 125280

Maori Moon wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Roman_Emperor


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Investiture_Controversy
by Thyerata
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:55 am
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: [AT VOTE] Prohibit Private Prisons
Replies: 173
Views: 4788

OOC: So, ok, it's obvious this thing was spawned out of USA's penal system. Great, lobby for it to be changed in Real Life, but please don't assume that all WA nations are that incompetent in regulating private industry, whether it's to do with keeping people in one place or not. I honestly don't s...
by Thyerata
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:24 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: {submitted} Fair outer space act
Replies: 64
Views: 2159

*Matthew picks up the scrawny kid who represents Keshiland, opens a window and throws him out. There is then a splash in the oxbow lake that is Lake Security Council* We won't be hearing from him for a while, Matthew says contentedly. "Angered, Sackeshi picks up the 500lb + tv and pins Matthew...
by Thyerata
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:00 pm
 
Forum: General Assembly
Topic: {submitted} Fair outer space act
Replies: 64
Views: 2159

*Matthew picks up the scrawny kid who represents Keshiland, opens a window and throws him out. There is then a splash in the oxbow lake that is Lake Security Council*

We won't be hearing from him for a while, Matthew says contentedly.
by Thyerata
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:33 pm
 
Forum: Technical
Topic: SERVER SHENANIGANS- We know, Techies already notified.
Replies: 21
Views: 1959

[violet] wrote:Yes, if it's at 3:15am PST, it's caused by a major backup that runs every couple of weeks, which locks up the database for a few minutes.


Might be. I noticed it at about 10:20am GMT (my local time zone)
by Thyerata
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:28 pm
 
Forum: Technical
Topic: WA proposal issues
Replies: 2
Views: 248

I came accross an idea to make the World Assembly more interesting. I suggest that for each WA proposal, an issue is writtem up regarding it and each nation in the WA member must select a way in which they would like to comply with that issue. If they choose to not comply, then they risk being kick...
by Thyerata
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:40 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Charlie bit it (and it really hurts)
Replies: 295
Views: 7603

First, I would gently remind everyone that this matter is incredibly sensitive, and is sub judice (subject to ongoing court proceedings), and there is a court order prohibiting publication of where or when Charlie will die. To publish such information is a contempt under English law. I have a great...
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