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Abacathea
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[PASSED] Repeal "Stopping Invasive Species"

Postby Abacathea » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:37 pm

Repeal "Stopping Invasive Species"



The World Assembly;

Recognising the great intentions behind the authoring of G.A Resolution #259,

However, concerned that the resolution is both overreaching and overly-restrictive toward member nations and should not continue to stand in this august assembly.

Noting G.A #259's excessively powerful requirement that "member nations shall work actively to prevent the transfer of invasive species across their borders" through "all means necessary" yet denying nations the right to close their borders.

Proposing that such border restrictions prevents a neighbouring nation at risk of being subjected to an infection, of utilizing border closure as a penultimate solution, thereby ensuring the spread of a species in such an instance.

Perplexed by both the requirement to treat ballast water rendering it sterilized and therefore safe, yet restricting the discharge of now safe ballast water placing a second needless burden on those who would comply with said resolution.

Horrified that the outright banning on "the discharge of ballast water in coastal waters" could cost lives should a submarine vessel need to peform an "emergency blow", requiring the discharge of ballast water for which the resolution in question makes no exception.

Believing that G.A Resolution #259's good intent ultimately has legislated for more harm than the good it intended,

Hereby; repeals G.A Resolution #259, Stopping Invasive Species


As per usual, thoughts, comments, typographical error highlights, general top class banter and selfie submissions accepted below. Original resolution text can be found here.
Last edited by Wrapper on Thu May 12, 2016 5:29 am, edited 9 times in total.
Reason: MODEDIT: At vote. MODEDIT: Passed.
G.A #236; Renewable Energy Installations (Repealed)
G.A #239; Vehicle Emissions Convention (Repealed).
G.A #257; Reducing Automobile Emissions (Repealed).
G.A #263; Uranium Mining Standards Act
G.A #279; Right of Emigration
G.A #292; Nuclear Security Convention
(Co-Author)
G.A #363; Preservation of Artefacts (repealed)
S.C #118; Commend SkyDip
S.C #120; Commend Mousebumples
S.C #122; Condemn Gest
S.C #124; Commend Bears Armed
S.C #125; Commend The Bruce
S.C #126; Commend Sanctaria
S.C #131: Commend NewTexas
(Co-Author)
S.C #136; Repeal "Liberate St Abbaddon" (Co-Author)
S.C #143; Commend Hobbesistan
S.C #146; Repeal "Liberate Hogwarts"

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Postby Separatist Peoples » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:44 pm

"I never much liked this resolution, and I support this, but first argument clause needs some punctuation or breaking up. Your subsidiary conclusion regarding the ability of nations to close their borders reads jarringly. Perhaps throw a comma in after "necessary"" and change "however" to "yet"."

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Abacathea
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Postby Abacathea » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:51 pm

Separatist Peoples wrote:"I never much liked this resolution, and I support this, but first argument clause needs some punctuation or breaking up. Your subsidiary conclusion regarding the ability of nations to close their borders reads jarringly. Perhaps throw a comma in after "necessary"" and change "however" to "yet"."


I'm inclined to agree entirely, I've messed around with a bit to see if I can make it less gag-inducing. Any further suggestions for tidying it up will be appreciated.
G.A #236; Renewable Energy Installations (Repealed)
G.A #239; Vehicle Emissions Convention (Repealed).
G.A #257; Reducing Automobile Emissions (Repealed).
G.A #263; Uranium Mining Standards Act
G.A #279; Right of Emigration
G.A #292; Nuclear Security Convention
(Co-Author)
G.A #363; Preservation of Artefacts (repealed)
S.C #118; Commend SkyDip
S.C #120; Commend Mousebumples
S.C #122; Condemn Gest
S.C #124; Commend Bears Armed
S.C #125; Commend The Bruce
S.C #126; Commend Sanctaria
S.C #131: Commend NewTexas
(Co-Author)
S.C #136; Repeal "Liberate St Abbaddon" (Co-Author)
S.C #143; Commend Hobbesistan
S.C #146; Repeal "Liberate Hogwarts"

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Postby Separatist Peoples » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:59 pm

Abacathea wrote:
Separatist Peoples wrote:"I never much liked this resolution, and I support this, but first argument clause needs some punctuation or breaking up. Your subsidiary conclusion regarding the ability of nations to close their borders reads jarringly. Perhaps throw a comma in after "necessary"" and change "however" to "yet"."


I'm inclined to agree entirely, I've messed around with a bit to see if I can make it less gag-inducing. Any further suggestions for tidying it up will be appreciated.


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Postby Wrapper » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:02 pm

Aba, for everyone's convenience, please post a link to the target resolution somewhere in the OP. Thanks.

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Postby Abacathea » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:03 pm

Separatist Peoples wrote:
Abacathea wrote:
I'm inclined to agree entirely, I've messed around with a bit to see if I can make it less gag-inducing. Any further suggestions for tidying it up will be appreciated.


"I'm actually fooling around with a possible replacement at the moment, so I will share corrections as I notice them."


Ah just like the old days, nice to be working wiff ye again :D
G.A #236; Renewable Energy Installations (Repealed)
G.A #239; Vehicle Emissions Convention (Repealed).
G.A #257; Reducing Automobile Emissions (Repealed).
G.A #263; Uranium Mining Standards Act
G.A #279; Right of Emigration
G.A #292; Nuclear Security Convention
(Co-Author)
G.A #363; Preservation of Artefacts (repealed)
S.C #118; Commend SkyDip
S.C #120; Commend Mousebumples
S.C #122; Condemn Gest
S.C #124; Commend Bears Armed
S.C #125; Commend The Bruce
S.C #126; Commend Sanctaria
S.C #131: Commend NewTexas
(Co-Author)
S.C #136; Repeal "Liberate St Abbaddon" (Co-Author)
S.C #143; Commend Hobbesistan
S.C #146; Repeal "Liberate Hogwarts"

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Postby Abacathea » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:21 am

Wrapper wrote:Aba, for everyone's convenience, please post a link to the target resolution somewhere in the OP. Thanks.


Apologies Wrapper I forgot about that convention with regards to repeals. Done ☺️
G.A #236; Renewable Energy Installations (Repealed)
G.A #239; Vehicle Emissions Convention (Repealed).
G.A #257; Reducing Automobile Emissions (Repealed).
G.A #263; Uranium Mining Standards Act
G.A #279; Right of Emigration
G.A #292; Nuclear Security Convention
(Co-Author)
G.A #363; Preservation of Artefacts (repealed)
S.C #118; Commend SkyDip
S.C #120; Commend Mousebumples
S.C #122; Condemn Gest
S.C #124; Commend Bears Armed
S.C #125; Commend The Bruce
S.C #126; Commend Sanctaria
S.C #131: Commend NewTexas
(Co-Author)
S.C #136; Repeal "Liberate St Abbaddon" (Co-Author)
S.C #143; Commend Hobbesistan
S.C #146; Repeal "Liberate Hogwarts"

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Postby Abacathea » Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:56 pm

Bumping for feedback
G.A #236; Renewable Energy Installations (Repealed)
G.A #239; Vehicle Emissions Convention (Repealed).
G.A #257; Reducing Automobile Emissions (Repealed).
G.A #263; Uranium Mining Standards Act
G.A #279; Right of Emigration
G.A #292; Nuclear Security Convention
(Co-Author)
G.A #363; Preservation of Artefacts (repealed)
S.C #118; Commend SkyDip
S.C #120; Commend Mousebumples
S.C #122; Condemn Gest
S.C #124; Commend Bears Armed
S.C #125; Commend The Bruce
S.C #126; Commend Sanctaria
S.C #131: Commend NewTexas
(Co-Author)
S.C #136; Repeal "Liberate St Abbaddon" (Co-Author)
S.C #143; Commend Hobbesistan
S.C #146; Repeal "Liberate Hogwarts"

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Postby Liagolas » Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:28 pm

"It is the will of the Dominion to support this repeal," the Mouth declares with a decisive nod. "The problems in the resolution that the repeal describes are very real, and it is the desire of the Dominion to see them rectified. The Dominion has only one concern and one suggestion.

"First, why do the 'However,' 'Noting,' 'Proposing,' 'Perplexed,' and 'Horrified' clauses end in periods while the 'Recognizing' and 'Believing' clauses end in commas?

"Additionally, the target resolution declares that member nations must 'work actively to prevent the transfer of invasive species across their borders through all means necessary'. It is the interpretation of the Dominion that such could require member states to violate their own laws and infringe upon the rights of their people in order to use 'all means necessary' to prevent the transfer of invasive species. Well, all means except for closing national border. Goodness forbid that!" The Mouth chuckles a bit and continues, "Regardless. Would that not be another reason to repeal the resolution?"
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Postby Araraukar » Wed May 04, 2016 9:34 pm

OOC: Since I was against the target resolution exactly because of the "not allowed to close borders" thing - and to lesser extent the ballast water insanity - I'm all for this repeal.

And if it's successfully repealed, that's one less thing I need to lie about when saying that PPU is compliant with all resolutions... Unless eating the would-be invasive species doesn't count as border closure...
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Postby Abacathea » Thu May 05, 2016 3:59 am

At the moment I'm not really sure what more I can do with this and would be considering moving to submit.
G.A #236; Renewable Energy Installations (Repealed)
G.A #239; Vehicle Emissions Convention (Repealed).
G.A #257; Reducing Automobile Emissions (Repealed).
G.A #263; Uranium Mining Standards Act
G.A #279; Right of Emigration
G.A #292; Nuclear Security Convention
(Co-Author)
G.A #363; Preservation of Artefacts (repealed)
S.C #118; Commend SkyDip
S.C #120; Commend Mousebumples
S.C #122; Condemn Gest
S.C #124; Commend Bears Armed
S.C #125; Commend The Bruce
S.C #126; Commend Sanctaria
S.C #131: Commend NewTexas
(Co-Author)
S.C #136; Repeal "Liberate St Abbaddon" (Co-Author)
S.C #143; Commend Hobbesistan
S.C #146; Repeal "Liberate Hogwarts"

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Postby Araraukar » Thu May 05, 2016 4:40 am

Abacathea wrote:At the moment I'm not really sure what more I can do with this and would be considering moving to submit.

OOC: Can't think of anything to suggest, either, really. Of the 6 proposals currently on the submitted list, only one or two are ones that might make it to the queue (depending on how much money/time is put into campaigning for them), so if you're going to campaign for it, now might be a good time.
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Postby Sierra Lyricalia » Thu May 05, 2016 5:56 am

"The 'Perplexed' clause should switch to either '...burden on those who would comply...' or else '...burden on whomever would comply...' As is, 'whom' is misused here."
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Postby Ryanvillle » Thu May 05, 2016 10:57 am

I'd support this repeal. Invasive species are (usually) bad, but, as with many other acts, it seems to violate the free choice of various nations, for no real reason.

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Postby Abacathea » Thu May 05, 2016 4:21 pm

Sierra Lyricalia wrote:"The 'Perplexed' clause should switch to either '...burden on those who would comply...' or else '...burden on whomever would comply...' As is, 'whom' is misused here."


Fixed :D

Araraukar wrote:
Abacathea wrote:At the moment I'm not really sure what more I can do with this and would be considering moving to submit.

OOC: Can't think of anything to suggest, either, really. Of the 6 proposals currently on the submitted list, only one or two are ones that might make it to the queue (depending on how much money/time is put into campaigning for them), so if you're going to campaign for it, now might be a good time.


Good shout. Lets run!
G.A #236; Renewable Energy Installations (Repealed)
G.A #239; Vehicle Emissions Convention (Repealed).
G.A #257; Reducing Automobile Emissions (Repealed).
G.A #263; Uranium Mining Standards Act
G.A #279; Right of Emigration
G.A #292; Nuclear Security Convention
(Co-Author)
G.A #363; Preservation of Artefacts (repealed)
S.C #118; Commend SkyDip
S.C #120; Commend Mousebumples
S.C #122; Condemn Gest
S.C #124; Commend Bears Armed
S.C #125; Commend The Bruce
S.C #126; Commend Sanctaria
S.C #131: Commend NewTexas
(Co-Author)
S.C #136; Repeal "Liberate St Abbaddon" (Co-Author)
S.C #143; Commend Hobbesistan
S.C #146; Repeal "Liberate Hogwarts"

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Postby Yeraennus » Fri May 06, 2016 7:29 am

"While I support the concept of preventing invasive and potentially dangerous species from being introduced to a sensitive and balanced ecosystem, I must agree that the previous resolution was poorly worded. I will support this, if only to see a better resolution passed in place of the previous. Perhaps I may consult with a few of the more experienced members of this legislation on the construction of a new resolution?"

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Postby Imperium Anglorum » Sat May 07, 2016 9:02 pm

This is now at vote.



You have our support. +267 Whoops. +270.
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Postby The Dourian Embassy » Sun May 08, 2016 3:52 am

I gave this some serious thought yesterday. I imagine that "all means necessary" rather than "any means necessary" means that if I have to extinct a species to prevent it from crossing borders I have to.

Actually... "all means necessary"?

Huh. I'll have my commanders look into activating our strategic weapons caches.
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Postby Araraukar » Sun May 08, 2016 3:54 am

The Dourian Embassy wrote:*snip*

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Postby Abacathea » Sun May 08, 2016 7:18 am

Araraukar wrote:
The Dourian Embassy wrote:*snip*

OOC: Hey, not seen you in ages! Welcome back! :lol:


Ditto
G.A #236; Renewable Energy Installations (Repealed)
G.A #239; Vehicle Emissions Convention (Repealed).
G.A #257; Reducing Automobile Emissions (Repealed).
G.A #263; Uranium Mining Standards Act
G.A #279; Right of Emigration
G.A #292; Nuclear Security Convention
(Co-Author)
G.A #363; Preservation of Artefacts (repealed)
S.C #118; Commend SkyDip
S.C #120; Commend Mousebumples
S.C #122; Condemn Gest
S.C #124; Commend Bears Armed
S.C #125; Commend The Bruce
S.C #126; Commend Sanctaria
S.C #131: Commend NewTexas
(Co-Author)
S.C #136; Repeal "Liberate St Abbaddon" (Co-Author)
S.C #143; Commend Hobbesistan
S.C #146; Repeal "Liberate Hogwarts"

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Postby Wrapper » Mon May 09, 2016 4:10 am

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Postby Flerfy Lergs » Mon May 09, 2016 6:11 am

And what does it define as an invasive species?
Humans are an invasive species. They displace other species and are the primary reason other invasive species can move around the world so fast. But should we keep them from crossing all borders? No! The WA is a primarily human-consisted organization!
I say repeal!

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