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Postby Grays Harbor » Tue May 03, 2011 5:13 am

Love - is for all
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.


Category: Human Rights
Strength: Strong
Proposed by: B0ey

Description: There are many forms of love in the world; love for belongings, loving someone like a brother and sister and lastly loving someone with all your heart, soul and strength.

many people love love, and love showing love but why can people of the same sex be frowned upon when they show love for their partner

This proposal would ban all discrimination towards same sex couples and allow them to love freely like all hetrosexual couples. It would also give same sex couples the right to marry, a right which many people take for garanted.

Love is not blind nor should be our stance on human rights. Love is for all and should not be discriminated against


along with being poorly written and just bloody stupid, it appears to be pointless duplication of "Freedom of Marriage".
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Postby Meekinos » Tue May 03, 2011 6:12 am

Grays Harbor wrote:
Love - is for all
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.


Category: Human Rights
Strength: Strong
Proposed by: B0ey

Description: There are many forms of love in the world; love for belongings, loving someone like a brother and sister and lastly loving someone with all your heart, soul and strength.

many people love love, and love showing love but why can people of the same sex be frowned upon when they show love for their partner

This proposal would ban all discrimination towards same sex couples and allow them to love freely like all hetrosexual couples. It would also give same sex couples the right to marry, a right which many people take for garanted.

Love is not blind nor should be our stance on human rights. Love is for all and should not be discriminated against


along with being poorly written and just bloody stupid, it appears to be pointless duplication of "Freedom of Marriage".

It's a change of pace from the usual, "MAH SOVREIGNTY IS INFRINGED UPON! I CAN'T DISCRIMINATE AGAINST THEM QUEERS! WahWahWah...".
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Postby Mallorea and Riva » Tue May 03, 2011 8:19 pm

Regulating Raiding

A resolution to restrict civil freedoms in the interest of moral decency.


Category: Moral Decency
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Nationstatelandsville

Description: RECOGNIZES that the popular trend of "raiding" typically causes little to no harm to a region.

ALSO RECOGNIZES that this trend could severely damage the target region in multiple ways.

DEFINES "raiding" as forceful seizure of a region, it's message board, or delegation.

ALSO DEFINES "raiders" as anyone who willingly partakes in such an activity.

MANDATES that "raiders" surrender any victim nation within twelve hours and that they repair and restore anything they changed during their time in control.

ALSO MANDATES that the "raiders" not propose any or vote on laws while being in occupancy of this region or representing this region as a delegate.

PROPOSES that any nation or region convicted of "raiding" 3 times face a punishment determined by the leaders of this website.

ACKNOWLEDGES that any laws pertaining to spam left on the region's message board will also apply.

Approvals: 0

Status: Lacking Support (requires 74 more approvals)

Voting Ends: in 3 days

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Postby Grays Harbor » Tue May 03, 2011 9:05 pm

Increase School's Art Budget
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.


Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: Biernackia

Description: ASSERTING That the school should have better budgets to help learn better about the arts in school.

RECOGNIZING that many schools have an art class but are losing their budget due to increase in other subjects

BELIEVING That art should have increase in budget so the children will learn more of their and other nations culture

NOTING that this hold true with classes such as Art and Music

DEFINES Any Art as: skill acquired by experience, study, or observation <the art of making friends>
2a : a branch of learning: (1) : one of the humanities (2) plural : liberal arts b archaic : learning, scholarship
3: an occupation requiring knowledge or skill <the art of organ building>
4a : the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects; also : works so produced b (1) : fine arts (2) : one of the fine arts (3) : a graphic art
5a archaic : a skillful plan b : the quality or state of being artful
6: decorative or illustrative elements in printed matter

MANDATES that any school in the world would increase their spending to education for increase budgets for classes classified as the arts

FURTHER MANDATES that any student sees more subjects not seen before in that class

It has been said many times before, and apparently needs saying yet again... The WA does not need to micromanage school curriculum. We also have to wonder just WTF that last sentence means?
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Postby Ghanara » Wed May 04, 2011 8:40 am

Grays Harbor wrote:
Increase School's Art Budget
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.


Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: Biernackia

Description: ASSERTING That the school should have better budgets to help learn better about the arts in school.

RECOGNIZING that many schools have an art class but are losing their budget due to increase in other subjects

BELIEVING That art should have increase in budget so the children will learn more of their and other nations culture

NOTING that this hold true with classes such as Art and Music

DEFINES Any Art as: skill acquired by experience, study, or observation <the art of making friends>
2a : a branch of learning: (1) : one of the humanities (2) plural : liberal arts b archaic : learning, scholarship
3: an occupation requiring knowledge or skill <the art of organ building>
4a : the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects; also : works so produced b (1) : fine arts (2) : one of the fine arts (3) : a graphic art
5a archaic : a skillful plan b : the quality or state of being artful
6: decorative or illustrative elements in printed matter

MANDATES that any school in the world would increase their spending to education for increase budgets for classes classified as the arts

FURTHER MANDATES that any student sees more subjects not seen before in that class

It has been said many times before, and apparently needs saying yet again... The WA does not need to micromanage school curriculum. We also have to wonder just WTF that last sentence means?


Also, the resolution has very poor grammar, and its definition is broad enough to pretty much include any school class. The definition obviously was copied and pasted out of a dictionary.
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Postby Flibbleites » Wed May 04, 2011 12:08 pm

Ghanara wrote:
Grays Harbor wrote:It has been said many times before, and apparently needs saying yet again... The WA does not need to micromanage school curriculum. We also have to wonder just WTF that last sentence means?


Also, the resolution has very poor grammar,

Which is par for the course with Education proposals. :lol:

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Postby Grays Harbor » Wed May 04, 2011 3:18 pm

Anti-Regulations Act
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.


Category: Free Trade
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Durkha Land

Description: ACKNOWLEDGES that economic regulations cause great amounts of inefficiency in the production and allocation of goods within businesses of all natures.

BELIEVES that the lifting of such regulations would be highly beneficial to international and regional markets, aswell as keeping the consumer the primary goal in mind. Such free trade will allow fair competition in regional, national and international markets.

OBSERVES that such action would make markets national and international fairer in terms of competition which will lead to better standards, quality and prices for the consumer.

DECLARES that all regulations imposed on businesses are restricted to the welfare of its employees and that trade between seperate parties is unintervened unless it goes against said articles.

The resolution will abide by the following articles if motion is passed:

Articles:
Article I
-Trade will be freely promoted amongst non governing bodies and organisations without the intervention of external governing factors.
-Trade should only be intervened if the good or service in transaction is an illegal substance that goes against national or international law inc. WA Legislation.
-Member States will be unable to put a tax of above 10% on imports; such a tax would lead to an unnecessary increase in price for both customer and consumer.

Article II
-Free trade will be freely observed and enforced by WA member states in the view of further development in the freedom and liberties of the world, providing several beneficial factors towards greater civil liberties and economic freedom.

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Postby Grays Harbor » Mon May 09, 2011 2:04 am

Repeal "Permit Male Circumcision"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation


Category: Repeal
Resolution: GA#141
Proposed by: Fremeniteria

Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #141: Permit Male Circumcision (Category: Human Rights; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: Description:

General Assembly Resolution # 141, "Permit Male Circumcision," is hereby repealed.

Arguments:

The section in said resolution that states,

"male circumcision, the removal of some or all of the foreskin from the penis, may be performed for a range of medical and religious reasons"

conflicts with existing General Assembly Resolution # 114, "On Female Genital Mutilation," which states,

"cultural or religious identity or tradition is wholly inadequate justification for the barbaric mutilation of an individual's sexual organs without that individual's fully informed consent"

The language in resolution # 141 encompasses both legitimate and illegitimate reasons to allow male genital mutilation. Therefore, said resolution is hereby repealed, and the World Assembly is advised to discuss a new resolution, with more specific language, in harmony with previous resolution # 114, and which should recognize the medical conditions that allow circumcision in an adult, fully-consenting male, while condemning systematic circumcision performed for purely religious reasons on non-consenting infants.

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Really? This crap again?
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Postby Monikian WA Mission » Mon May 09, 2011 9:12 am

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Repeal "Permit Male Circumcision"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation


Category: Repeal
Resolution: GA#141
Proposed by: Fremeniteria

Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #141: Permit Male Circumcision (Category: Human Rights; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: Description:

General Assembly Resolution # 141, "Permit Male Circumcision," is hereby repealed.

Arguments:

The section in said resolution that states,

"male circumcision, the removal of some or all of the foreskin from the penis, may be performed for a range of medical and religious reasons"

conflicts with existing General Assembly Resolution # 114, "On Female Genital Mutilation," which states,

"cultural or religious identity or tradition is wholly inadequate justification for the barbaric mutilation of an individual's sexual organs without that individual's fully informed consent"

The language in resolution # 141 encompasses both legitimate and illegitimate reasons to allow male genital mutilation. Therefore, said resolution is hereby repealed, and the World Assembly is advised to discuss a new resolution, with more specific language, in harmony with previous resolution # 114, and which should recognize the medical conditions that allow circumcision in an adult, fully-consenting male, while condemning systematic circumcision performed for purely religious reasons on non-consenting infants.

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Really? This crap again?


You know, while I abhor genital mutilation in all its forms Male and Female, I see no reason to repeal 141. Quite frankly it is really easy to wank around because 141 only states that member states have to permit the practice--not that they have to make it easy.

For example the easiest wank around it is to simply state, like my nation would, that male circumcision is considered to be so disgusting that even if it were permitted no sane male would get one. Also it leaves it up to the states as to whether or not it is required that the person be an adult.

In my WA Mission, which is the only nation that observes 141 out of necessity--the Star Empire itself is outside the WA and just ignores whatever laws it doesn't like--actually requires that prior to a male circumcision the person must be an adult, already have had at least two children, and pass a psychological evaluation, and pay for the circumcision using a form of currency besides the labor credit. Since all other currencies are banned and importation of those currencies is punishable by execution, and the MCL is not convertible, that pretty much prohibits the practice.

While I wish that 141 didn't exist, it is sovereignty friendly enough to make me fear whatever would replace it.
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Postby Grays Harbor » Mon May 09, 2011 2:44 pm

Repeal "Permit Male Circumcision"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation


Category: Repeal
Resolution: GA#141
Proposed by: Das Nazi Reich

Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #141: Permit Male Circumcision (Category: Human Rights; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument:
STATING that the practice of circumcision may violate the rules of certain relgions,

REALIZING that this requirement to allow circumcision will make certain theocrocies break their own laws,

FURTHER REALIZING the good intentions of Permit Male Circumcision,

HEREBY REPEALING Permit Male Cirumcision.

What is a "relgion" and how does circumcision violate its rules? Does a "relgion" even have rules?
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Postby Moronist Decisions » Wed May 11, 2011 9:57 am

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Annex TylerShelton

A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.


Category: International Security


Strength: Strong


Proposed by: North Korea-Best Korea

Description: For the betterment of the peaceful region of Warves, North Korea-Best Korea proposes an annexation of the nation TylerShelton.

Approvals: 0

Status: Lacking Support (requires 76 more approvals)

Voting Ends: in 3 days 11 hours


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Postby Grays Harbor » Wed May 11, 2011 11:33 am

Anti-Piracy Act
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.


Category: International Security
Strength: Strong
Proposed by: Liberated Law

Description: RECOGNIZING that many nations have access to the Internet.

FURTHER RECOGNIZING that Internet Piracy is a major issue that has not been addressed.

DEFINING Internet Piracy as: Illegitimate and unrighteous transfer of a company's or a person's work and/or project, that is either developed or in development.

STRONGLY BELIEVING that companies, artists, and programmers should be able to do their regular lawful schedule without having to worry about Internet Pirates stealing their digital work and/or project.

STATING that no nation is responsible to help another nation's "Anti-Internet Piracy" efforts.

MANDATING that all World Assembly member nations treat piracy as severely as any other theft.

FORBIDDING any nation to help an Internet Pirate in any way.

ESTABLISHING the Anti-Internet Piracy Effort Committee.

STATING that the AIPEC's sole and only purpose is:
1. To locate Internet Pirates and retrieve stolen work(s) and/or project(s) to its rightful owner(s).
2. Enforce "Anti-Piracy Act".

FURTHER STATING that to prevent the crippling of the AIPEC, the AIPEC is allowed to be in possession of an Internet Pirate's stolen work and/or project(s) temporarily.

FINALLY STATING that a nation will never be part of the AIPEC. And that a nation cannot be part of the AIPEC.


If nothing else, it certainly has my vote for the "all-time worst named committee" award. ;)
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Postby Moronist Decisions » Wed May 11, 2011 1:18 pm

Grays Harbor wrote:
Anti-Piracy Act

tripe


If nothing else, it certainly has my vote for the "all-time worst named committee" award. ;)


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Postby Jedi Utopians » Wed May 11, 2011 2:15 pm

Grays Harbor wrote:
Anti-Piracy Act
*snip*

STATING that no nation is responsible to help another nation's "Anti-Internet Piracy" efforts.

MANDATING that all World Assembly member nations treat piracy as severely as any other theft.

FORBIDDING any nation to help an Internet Pirate in any way.

ESTABLISHING the Anti-Internet Piracy Effort Committee.

STATING that the AIPEC's sole and only purpose is:
1. To locate Internet Pirates and retrieve stolen work(s) and/or project(s) to its rightful owner(s).
2. Enforce "Anti-Piracy Act".

FURTHER STATING that to prevent the crippling of the AIPEC, the AIPEC is allowed to be in possession of an Internet Pirate's stolen work and/or project(s) temporarily.

FINALLY STATING that a nation will never be part of the AIPEC. And that a nation cannot be part of the AIPEC.


If nothing else, it certainly has my vote for the "all-time worst named committee" award. ;)


1) "Anti-Internet Piracy:" Is this an act for taking down the Internet via piracy? Yo ho ho!
2) It has two "sole" purposes. Granted, the second is redundantly referencing the first, but that's another joke.
3) How does one go about retreiving stolen works to their rightful owners, especially when those works haven't left their owners?
4) Oh, sure, the WA police can pirate all they want--"temporarily." *wink wink*
5) Now, saying that a nation couldn't be part of OPEC would be bold. AIPEC sounds like something you'd want to get checked out by a physician for.
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Postby Grays Harbor » Wed May 11, 2011 3:12 pm

Freedom to a Fair Trial
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.


Category: Human Rights
Strength: Strong
Proposed by: Granadose

Description: Observing that there is currently no guarantee of justice for those accused of criminal acts.

Noting that convictions are often unsafe due to the absence of any legal requirements for a trial under international law

Remarking that miscarriages of justice are common.

Believing that it should be everyone’s right to be protected from malicious and unfair prosecution by law.

Further believing that the more rigorous examination of evidence seen in a fair trial will lead to fewer innocent people being unfairly punished.

Hereby mandates that all WA member nations guarantee a fair trial to anyone facing prosecution in their territory, in accordance with the following requirements:

Article 1- That the accused be seen as innocent until proven guilty beyond all reasonable doubt, thus placing the onus of proof on the prosecuting authority.

Article 2- That the defendant be given the right to present his case or to be represented by a person of his choosing.

Article 3- That the evidence shall be considered by an impartial jury of the accused peers and presided over by a judge with knowledge of the laws being applied and the requirements for a trial.

Article 4- That all persons shall have the right to remain silent when questioned, and exercising this right shall not be used as evidence against them in court.

Article 5- That information and testimony may not be extracted under duress or using any form of physical or psychological torture.

Article 6- That the defendant shall have the right to question any witness who provides evidence.

Article 7- That the defendant be entitled to appeal against both the sentence and verdict that has been passed.

Article 8- That any punitive sentence passed by a court be proportional to the crime committed.

Article 9- That the proceedings of the trial conclude within a reasonable time period.

Article 10- That once found not guilty, the accused is unable to be tried for the same crime under the same case

Article 11- Bail for the accused shall not be excessive, and the accused has a right to a speedy trial if the accused cannot afford bail

pointless duplication

READ WHAT HAS BEEN PASSED ALREADY FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!

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Postby Grays Harbor » Wed May 11, 2011 5:28 pm

Neutral Nations Rights
A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.


Category: International Security
Strength: Significant
Proposed by: Granadose

Description: ACKNOWLEDGING that one of its roles is to promote world peace;

The World Assembly,

BELIEVES that:
- It is a right of any Member Nation that is uninvolved in a said war to make a formal claim of Neutrality, and;
- A Neutral Nation must be protected from Belligerent Nations, provided that they observe obligations to justify its neutrality.

DEFINES, for the purpose of this Resolution:
- War as a armed conflict between two or more Nations;
- A Neutral Nation as a nation that has formally declared itself neutral before the World Assembly with regard to a specific state of war or hostility existing between two or more other nations, and;
- A Belligerent Nation as a nation that is currently involved in said war or a nation that is supporting the armed forces of an existing Belligerent Nation.

1. MANDATES that Neutral Nations may not:
a) Harbour, aid or provide for armed forces of any Belligerent Nation or its military allies, including but not limited to: Air, Naval or Territorial Forces (but see §4);
b) Actively or covertly act to assist or support any armed forces or agents of an active Belligerent Nation or its military allies, through force or other means of supporting military action;
c) Conspire to influence the outcome of the said war regardless of the level of secrecy, except where efforts are made to mediate or negotiate a truce or peaceful end to the conflict;

2. MANDATES that Belligerent Nations may not:
a) Invade or occupy a Neutral Nation during the said war, unless the World Assembly is convinced that doing so will actually improve world peace.
b) Exploit a Neutral Nation for the internment of Prisoners of War, treatment of wounded, storage of dead personnel or other war-related activity without explicit and mutual consent of all involved parties;
c) Enter a Neutral Nation to resource supplies for military operations, such as weapons, personnel, armaments or agents, or;
d) Act in any other way that may threaten the neutrality of a Neutral Nation.

3. MANDATES that Neutral Nations may not, for the duration of the war in question:
a) Directly or indirectly engage in trade or exchanges, of any kind of military supplies: goods, weapons, agents, equipment and personnel with Belligerent Nations, and;
b) Acquire goods, domestic or military, obtained by Belligerent Nations through military operations.

4. CONSIDERS the status of neutrality to be invalid:
- If any part of §1 or §3 is knowingly and deliberately violated;
- If a nation wishes to end its status of neutrality at any time, or;
- If the war which neutrality is sanctioned on ceases to exist and the WA is satisfied that a similar conflict will not break out for a sensible period of time.

5. RECOGNIZES the right of neutral nations to allow Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to operate from, travel through or stage in their territory, for the purpose of delivering Relief Aid to civilian populations and the military wounded, but recommends that casualties receiving humanitarian aid should not be returned to the Belligerent Nation until after the war.

EMPHASIZES that a Neutral Nation may at their discretion, adapt any of the measures above where appropriate to protect themselves from Belligerent Nations outside the scope of the World Assembly, involving but not limited to: Diplomatic efforts and sanctions, or economic/trade sanctions.

APPLAUDS Nations that avoid armed conflicts for the purpose of world peace.

Wasn't the original "Neutrality of Nations" repealed a while back? Why do we now require an even more poorly written successor to it? Why do we require WA permission to state that "If you are not involved in a war, then you are neutral".
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Postby Grays Harbor » Thu May 12, 2011 11:49 am

Repeal "Prevention of Torture"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation


Category: Repeal
Resolution: GA#9
Proposed by: Payback Enterprises

Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #9: Prevention of Torture (Category: Human Rights; Strength: Strong) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: Torture is necessary to enforce a nation's rules, las, and customs.

We have never used torture to uphold a las. Of course, we aren't really quite sure just what a "las" is.

All that aside though, this is a fine example of a one-liner which fails so completely that to call it bloody stupid would be an insult to all the other bloody stupid proposals.
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Postby Free Pangea » Thu May 12, 2011 4:36 pm

The global free trade agreement is completely illegal as it bans socialism, communism, and a number of liberal/progressive policies.
Global Free Trade Agreement

Category: Free trade; Strength: Strong

Recognising that the welfare of its citizens should be one of, if not the, primary concerns of national governments.

Noting that such welfare is best served by an environment that is both peaceful and prosperous, especially in the basic consumer goods which citizens rely on to survive.

Further noting that free trade serves these aims admirably, by ensuring a system where, for free-enterprise economies, consumers may buy these goods at the lowest possible prices, in real terms, and that, by promoting a spirit of international cooperation and interdependence, free trade ensures destructive wars are less likely to emerge.

Noting in addition that free trade is likely to cause rapid growth in backward economies by ensuring healthy competition and investment from foreign sources.

Recognising that for statist economies, such policies are of limited effect, as the state, as the consumer of foreign goods, may still choose to purchase whichever foreign goods they please, regardless of price and/or real-world utility: as such, this agreement would not compromise their ability to act as the arbiter of their national economy.

Insisiting that free trade, especially in basic foodstuffs, as it is so fundamental to assuring the basic wellbeing of citizens in rich countries and poor, must overule the legitimate demands of member nations for national economic sovreignty.

Further Noting that such claims for free trade to be a legitimate goal of a supranational body are strengthened by the evidence that free trade is more effective when perpetuated as a large group of nations working in concert, rather than severally.

Hereby:

1: Extends the "external" terms (i.e. the reduction of tariffs on goods imported into a member nation from abroad) of this resolution to imported goods from all nations, WA or not, who comply with WA regulations on labour and trade, including, but not limited to, at the time of writing: #118, Ethics in International Trade , #4, Restrictions on Child Labor , #7 Workplace Safety Standards Act and #23 Ban on Slavery and Trafficking . Naturally, "internal" clauses can only apply to nations bound by WA Resolutions. Terms will not be enforced on nations in a state of military conflict.
2: Demands a) that nations place no restrictive tariffs on basic consumer goods, such as food, water, building materials, basic medicine, more broadly defined as all goods without which the citizen could not survive, to enable their access at the lowest possible price.
b) that nations place a tariff rate of no more than 25% of average global market value on any other consumer product.
3: Insists a) that no nation give any artificial subsidies to industries deemed vital to the production of basic consumer goods within their nation, most notably agriculture.
b) that no nation place anything more than 15% of subsidies of the market value of the product on any given product, except where that product is deemed neccesary to either a) the stability of the nation (for example, policing equipment, military expenditure) or b) the wellbeing of its populace (educational provision, healthcare products).
4: Encourages nations which have statist economies, where these reforms will have little to no effect, to purchase goods from the international marketplace in situations where such purchase will have beneficial effects on the wellbeing of their populace, over that of domestic production.
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Postby Kryozerkia » Thu May 12, 2011 4:46 pm

Free Pangea wrote:The global free trade agreement is completely illegal as it bans socialism, communism, and a number of liberal/progressive policies.
Global Free Trade Agreement

Category: Free trade; Strength: Strong

Recognising that the welfare of its citizens should be one of, if not the, primary concerns of national governments.

Noting that such welfare is best served by an environment that is both peaceful and prosperous, especially in the basic consumer goods which citizens rely on to survive.

Further noting that free trade serves these aims admirably, by ensuring a system where, for free-enterprise economies, consumers may buy these goods at the lowest possible prices, in real terms, and that, by promoting a spirit of international cooperation and interdependence, free trade ensures destructive wars are less likely to emerge.

Noting in addition that free trade is likely to cause rapid growth in backward economies by ensuring healthy competition and investment from foreign sources.

Recognising that for statist economies, such policies are of limited effect, as the state, as the consumer of foreign goods, may still choose to purchase whichever foreign goods they please, regardless of price and/or real-world utility: as such, this agreement would not compromise their ability to act as the arbiter of their national economy.

Insisiting that free trade, especially in basic foodstuffs, as it is so fundamental to assuring the basic wellbeing of citizens in rich countries and poor, must overule the legitimate demands of member nations for national economic sovreignty.

Further Noting that such claims for free trade to be a legitimate goal of a supranational body are strengthened by the evidence that free trade is more effective when perpetuated as a large group of nations working in concert, rather than severally.

Hereby:

1: Extends the "external" terms (i.e. the reduction of tariffs on goods imported into a member nation from abroad) of this resolution to imported goods from all nations, WA or not, who comply with WA regulations on labour and trade, including, but not limited to, at the time of writing: #118, Ethics in International Trade , #4, Restrictions on Child Labor , #7 Workplace Safety Standards Act and #23 Ban on Slavery and Trafficking . Naturally, "internal" clauses can only apply to nations bound by WA Resolutions. Terms will not be enforced on nations in a state of military conflict.
2: Demands a) that nations place no restrictive tariffs on basic consumer goods, such as food, water, building materials, basic medicine, more broadly defined as all goods without which the citizen could not survive, to enable their access at the lowest possible price.
b) that nations place a tariff rate of no more than 25% of average global market value on any other consumer product.
3: Insists a) that no nation give any artificial subsidies to industries deemed vital to the production of basic consumer goods within their nation, most notably agriculture.
b) that no nation place anything more than 15% of subsidies of the market value of the product on any given product, except where that product is deemed neccesary to either a) the stability of the nation (for example, policing equipment, military expenditure) or b) the wellbeing of its populace (educational provision, healthcare products).
4: Encourages nations which have statist economies, where these reforms will have little to no effect, to purchase goods from the international marketplace in situations where such purchase will have beneficial effects on the wellbeing of their populace, over that of domestic production.

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Postby Mahaj WA Seat » Thu May 12, 2011 5:02 pm

Jedi Utopians wrote:5) Now, saying that a nation couldn't be part of OPEC would be bold. AIPEC sounds like something you'd want to get checked out by a physician for.

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Jedi Utopians wrote:5) Now, saying that a nation couldn't be part of OPEC would be bold. AIPEC sounds like something you'd want to get checked out by a physician for.


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Postby Grays Harbor » Sat May 14, 2011 5:44 am

Commend Toggleton
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.


Category: Furtherment of Democracy
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Friendli BoYz

Description: RECOGNISING that toggleton is a recently formed nation
UNDERSTANDING thats its leader in a bit of a twat
FEELING that nevertheless its commitment to chodes is a beautiful and necessary thing
AWARDING its motto "nothing is silly, when your doing it with the willy" individual recognition as a stand-out and principled idiom.
CAPS LOCKING the first few words of a resolution to give it proper authority

I would like to take this opportunity to recognise toggleton as a holy empire of considerable repute. Leading their nation with poise and humility toggleton's statesman has shown generosity above and beyond the call of duty. As a relatively new member of this esteemed community toggleton's vast empire sheltered me from the evils of the region of the genesis corporation. Equally the larme has gone from strength to strength recently and I would like to take this opportunity to suggest that as part of this commendation, de facto recognition is given to the larme as the "gold standard" of nation states economies.

Above all else, toggleton derserves praise for its principled defense of the chode whilst all others mocked it.


A commendation, in the wrong assembly, under the "furtherment of democracy" category, with branding, with flaming included in the text.

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Postby Flibbleites » Sat May 14, 2011 7:08 am

Grays Harbor wrote:
Commend Toggleton
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.


Category: Furtherment of Democracy
Strength: Mild
Proposed by: Friendli BoYz

Description: RECOGNISING that toggleton is a recently formed nation
UNDERSTANDING thats its leader in a bit of a twat
FEELING that nevertheless its commitment to chodes is a beautiful and necessary thing
AWARDING its motto "nothing is silly, when your doing it with the willy" individual recognition as a stand-out and principled idiom.
CAPS LOCKING the first few words of a resolution to give it proper authority

I would like to take this opportunity to recognise toggleton as a holy empire of considerable repute. Leading their nation with poise and humility toggleton's statesman has shown generosity above and beyond the call of duty. As a relatively new member of this esteemed community toggleton's vast empire sheltered me from the evils of the region of the genesis corporation. Equally the larme has gone from strength to strength recently and I would like to take this opportunity to suggest that as part of this commendation, de facto recognition is given to the larme as the "gold standard" of nation states economies.

Above all else, toggleton derserves praise for its principled defense of the chode whilst all others mocked it.


A commendation, in the wrong assembly, under the "furtherment of democracy" category, with branding, with flaming included in the text.

epic fail is epic

If you want to get technical, if it had been submitted in the proper category there wouldn't be a Branding problem.

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Postby Double Rainbow Island » Sat May 14, 2011 7:51 am

Forum Materiel Segregation Act
A resolution to make the forums nice and clean.


Category: International Security
Strength: Strong
Proposed by: Double Rainbow Island

Description:

HAVING NOTICED that certain forum thread topics are constantly being created (i.e. "Do you think drugs should be legalized?", "Christianity vs. Every Other Religion", "Mac vs. PC", etc.,

AND FURTHER NOTICING that these topics never come to a firm resolution of the thing they were created to debate about,

REALIZING that such activity puts stress and strain on the forum mods, who must patrol such threads for trolls, flamers, and their ilk, as well as the NationStates servers, which must contain each separate thread,

HEREBY MANDATES that all threads should be reviewed and those containing the characteristic hallmarks of a never ending debate thread should be transferred to a sticky megathread in a separate "Endless Arguments" sub-forum, so that the threads which have the greatest tendency for misbehavior should be kept under constant surveillance.

ALSO RESOLVED, If people attempt to circumvent the system by making their own threads on these topics, such threads should be locked by the mods upon creation. The user shall be warned for trolling and directed via hyperlink to the appropriate megathread.

PRECEDENT for this action can be found in the wholesale closing of restaurants and the creation of the Flaming Wombat thread after the Mama Nani's debacle.

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Postby Grays Harbor » Sat May 14, 2011 11:51 am

World Student Travel Visa
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.


Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: Spadanera

Description: Allow all university level students to obtain any needed travel documents that will allow them to travel, at a large discount, to and from any university belonging to a WA member nation. This will open up many more educational opportunities to students from all walks of life. This will allow students to choose the perfect school for their education career.
All students will need to undergo security background checks before being allowed to have this visa as it will essentially let university students travel to and from any WA member nation without limits or lengths of stay so long as they are registered full time university students.
As added incentive, any students who obtain and maintain a 4.0 GPA will be allowed travel vouchers worth a 90% discount on all WA member nation transportation services.

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