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The Senate Coffee Shop: This Is Not The Chamber

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The NSG Senate
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An Introduction

Welcome to the NSG Senate. This is democracy at its worst.

In brief, we are a character-driven and dynamic government simulation roleplay where you will be a politician in the fictional nation of Fernão, where your actions and the actions of your fellow senators will shape the present and the future of the country, for the better or the worse. Will you choose to be a good and trustworthy representative or will you rise to power through backhanded maneuvers and shady deals? Will you be a crossbencher? A minister? Even a general?

Founded by Denecaep and maintained by chief admin (OP) Zurkerx and co-admins (co-OPs) Beta Test, Maklohi Vai, Merizoc and Collatis, our roleplay has existed in several iterations for over three years, and we are the non-NS political RP.


Where do I get started?

First off, there's the Senate Lobby which is our OOC thread, where we discuss about everything related to the roleplay, and sometimes even things that aren't. When needed, it also doubles as a thread where we can roleplay character interactions and other events that are RPed to occur in the legislative building's lobby. Then, there's the Coffee Shop where we propose bills for peer scrutiny and have lively debates on them. The third and arguably most important thread is the Senate Chamber, where we debate bills right before they come to a vote, and cast our ballots to decide whether a bill passes or fails. We also have a thread for applications to join the senate, where you let us know which party you want to join and register a new party should you choose to create one. And last but not least Daily Life in Fernão, where roleplay that does not happen in the legislative building goes, whether it be a bus ride, a television broadcast or a neo-fascist terrorist attack.


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The Senate Lobby
Discussion thread. Mostly OOC, sometimes IC.

The Senate Chamber
Where bills are debated and voted on. Strictly In-Character

You are here >> The Senate Coffee Shop
Where bills are drafted. Strictly In-Character

The Senate Database
Tell us about yourself, your district, your pet goat etc. Strictly In-Character


The Bill Repository
The Senate's newspaper of record. All passed laws are archived here. DO NOT POST

Daily Life in Fernão
Where non-political roleplay and news go. Strictly In-Character


Who's Who?
OP ("Head Admin"): Zurkerx
Co-OPs: ("Co-Admins"): Beta Test, Maklohi Vai, Merizoc and Collatis
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Tumbra
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Tumbra » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:58 am

Woo! tag
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Postby Zurkerx » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:15 am

I'll take some tea please.
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Postby Socialist Nordia » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:17 am

Tag, but I don't even like coffee
*instantly loses support of all constituents for merely suggesting coffee isn't good*
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Collatis » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:21 am

The chamber looks different...

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Postby Arachaea » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:38 am

I'm a brit. That should tell you my stance on the tea-coffee debate. Then again, I'll take a decent cup of hot chocolate over either of them easily.
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Left-Leaning College State

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here is the foken bill format code.

no wonky foken bill formats please and thankya

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Postby Soviet Canuckistan » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:58 am

Does the coffee here have roll up the rim??
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Postby Tectonix » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:08 am

Tag2
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Postby Argentarino » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:13 am

Tag
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Eol Sha
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Postby Eol Sha » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:36 am

freeze tag
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Postby United Provinces of Atlantica » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:13 pm

A man walks in and orders tea.
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Postby Great Nepal » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:16 pm

Orders an irish coffee...
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Capitalist Paradise

Postby The Sarian » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:20 pm

This should be called the Tea Room not the Coffee Shop, no confidence in the admins.
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Postby Juniklub » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:29 pm

Lykens wrote:snip

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Postby Lykens » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:33 pm

Juniklub wrote:
Lykens wrote:snip

snip


Ban.
I'm very lazy, and try to exert the least amount of energy possible, but can somehow run a mile in six and a half minutes. Don't expect too much unless you interest me.
<Atlantica> Lykens is not a New Democrat, he's an old-style Establishment Civil Rights New Dealer
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Postby Eredion » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:38 pm

Aright.
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Postby FreYhill » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:09 pm

"Does this Coffee Shop sell Pie?"

"Does this Coffee Shop sell Pie?"

"Does this Coffee Shop sell Pie?"

"Does this Coffee Shop sell Pie?"

"Does this Coffee Shop sell Pie?"
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Postby Tectonix » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:29 pm

Fernãoan Capital Act
Sponsor: Alexios Viel (RGA - Tectonix)
Co-Sponsors:

An Act of the Federal Parliament to make provision for the establishment of the capital city of Fernão, and all that entails.

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED by the Head of the State, by and with the counsel of the Government, and the authority of the Legislature by virtue of the powers placed upon it by the Law, as follows:


§1 – Political Capital:
  1. Establishes the name of the capital of Fernão is to be Fortaleza.
  2. Mandates that the building in which the national legislature shall formally convene in shall be within the city limits of Fortaleza.
  3. Orders the creation of the Senatorial Police Force, overseen by the Serjeant-at-Arms and tasked with protecting the national legislature and its Senators from bodily harm.
  4. Strongly recommends all national political parties establish their centers of operations, or headquarters, within Fortaleza.
  5. Limits the location of where foreign embassies, excluding consulates, can be built the city limits of Fortaleza, exemption permitted by a simple majority of the national legislature.
  6. Places Fortaleza under the jurisdiction of the national legislature, with its city limits being designated as the 'Federal Capital District' of the nation.

§2 – Populated City:
  1. Hereby institutes the Fortalezan City Council and the Office of the Fortalezan Mayor, tasked with managing the day-to-day operations of the city; the Council and Mayor shall remain subordinate to the national legislature, which retains the right to overturn its laws and intervene in local affairs.
  2. Institutes the Fortalezan Police Force, tasked with protecting its citizens from harm.
  3. Orders that all modes of entry into the capital (road, airplane, naval vessel) be under the supervision of the Fortalezan Police Force, so as to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the city and its inhabitants.

Comments, questions, concerns?
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Lykens
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Postby Lykens » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:37 pm

First, ew format.

Second, Section I d. is unnecessary.

Third, we've always done a national police force so that it's easier to RP.
I'm very lazy, and try to exert the least amount of energy possible, but can somehow run a mile in six and a half minutes. Don't expect too much unless you interest me.
<Atlantica> Lykens is not a New Democrat, he's an old-style Establishment Civil Rights New Dealer
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Postby Tectonix » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:40 pm

Lykens wrote:First, ew format.

Second, Section I d. is unnecessary.

Third, we've always done a national police force so that it's easier to RP.

Section 1, Clause D was mainly just for posterity reasons.

The Fortalezan Police Force can be subordinate to the "Policía de Fernão." Sound alright?
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Lykens
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Postby Lykens » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:41 pm

Tectonix wrote:
Lykens wrote:First, ew format.

Second, Section I d. is unnecessary.

Third, we've always done a national police force so that it's easier to RP.

Section 1, Clause D was mainly just for posterity reasons.

The Fortalezan Police Force can be subordinate to the "Policía de Fernão." Sound alright?


Well they'd still be a separate entity, when we have our person appointed to run the police it'll run into issues, or at least should, ICly.
I'm very lazy, and try to exert the least amount of energy possible, but can somehow run a mile in six and a half minutes. Don't expect too much unless you interest me.
<Atlantica> Lykens is not a New Democrat, he's an old-style Establishment Civil Rights New Dealer
I'm extremely sarcastic, and probably more sassy than I'm willing to admit. If you find this offensive, you can have a gold sticker

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Tectonix
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Postby Tectonix » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:43 pm

Lykens wrote:
Tectonix wrote:Section 1, Clause D was mainly just for posterity reasons.

The Fortalezan Police Force can be subordinate to the "Policía de Fernão." Sound alright?


Well they'd still be a separate entity, when we have our person appointed to run the police it'll run into issues, or at least should, ICly.

It'd essentially just be a branch of the national police force. ICly, it'd be the same as it was last time.
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Lykens
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Postby Lykens » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:45 pm

Tectonix wrote:
Lykens wrote:
Well they'd still be a separate entity, when we have our person appointed to run the police it'll run into issues, or at least should, ICly.

It'd essentially just be a branch of the national police force. ICly, it'd be the same as it was last time.


If you put the SPF under the Presiding Officer of the Senate and remove Id. I'll sponsor.
I'm very lazy, and try to exert the least amount of energy possible, but can somehow run a mile in six and a half minutes. Don't expect too much unless you interest me.
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I'm extremely sarcastic, and probably more sassy than I'm willing to admit. If you find this offensive, you can have a gold sticker

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