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The Rezzys: 2017 Edition - Round 3

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Sciongrad
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The Rezzys: 2017 Edition - Round 3

Postby Sciongrad » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:26 am

Alright folks, welcome to round 3! The rules have changed slightly for this round. I have disabled the poll because of threats of cheating, so I will unfortunately only be counting unedited posts by WA nations in this thread. All are still welcome and encouraged to participate!

Important to note: in the wildcard round, there will be additional superlatives that you can nominate resolutions for. Upset that the WA isn't appreciating humor like it used to? There's a category for that. Disappointed that your meticulous policy wonkiness has gone unnoticed? There's a category for that. Stay tuned for the wildcard round, folks!

The contenders:

GAR#376 Pesticide Regulations
GAR#377 Repeal "Preventing Animal Abuse"
GAR#378 Digital Network Defense
GAR#379 Repeal "Nuclear Arms Protocol"
GAR#381 Repeal "Humanitarian Aid Expansion Act"
GAR#382 Environmental Warfare Act
GAR#383 Right to Sexual Privacy
GAR#384 Repeal "Foreign Patent Recognition"
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Kaboomlandia
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Postby Kaboomlandia » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:28 am

Nothing sticks out in this bunch. I'm going to go with 377 and 382.
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Bears Armed Mission
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Postby Bears Armed Mission » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:33 am

#376, and #382.
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Postby Wallenburg » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:33 am

383 and 384.
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Postby Sierra Lyricalia » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:37 am

Sciongrad wrote:I have disabled the poll

That's how we're playing? OK.

Right to Sexual Privacy (383) / Environmental Warfare Act (382)



Administrators of RexisQuexis please note the following error in GAR#381 Repeal "Humanitarian Aid Expansion:

Imperium Anglorum wrote:Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #381: Humanitarian Aid Expansion Act (Category: Health; Area of Effect: International Aid) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.


This should be "...380 shall be struck out..."
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Postby Kitzerland » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:37 am

#376 and #379
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Postby Sciongrad » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:14 am

Kaboomlandia wrote:Nothing sticks out in this bunch.

Yeah, I agree. :/ 376 and 382 for me.
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Potted Plants United
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Postby Potted Plants United » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:26 am

Perhaps unsurprisingly #376, but wasn't sure of the other one. I guess I'll go with #383, because it defends kinky activities. :P
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Postby Kaboomlandia » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:31 am

Sciongrad wrote:
Kaboomlandia wrote:Nothing sticks out in this bunch.

Yeah, I agree. :/ 376 and 382 for me.

Just one query about the votes: I tend to pop in and out of the WA on this nation because I'm in the ERN. Since this is obviously my main, would the vote still count if I had to resign?
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Postby The Candy Of Bottles » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:57 am

#376 and # 383.
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Postby Sciongrad » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:05 pm

Kaboomlandia wrote:
Sciongrad wrote:Yeah, I agree. :/ 376 and 382 for me.

Just one query about the votes: I tend to pop in and out of the WA on this nation because I'm in the ERN. Since this is obviously my main, would the vote still count if I had to resign?

No worries, if I'm familiar with your main, then you can post from it.
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Postby Excidium Planetis » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:50 pm

Lot of repeals here, and half of them are for resolutions I didn't want repealed. Most of the rest don't stick out.

I vote GA#376 Pesticide Regulations and GA#378 Digital Network Defense.

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Postby Christian Democrats » Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:53 pm

#377 and #379, I guess.
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GA#160: Forced Marriages Ban Act (79%)
GA#175: Organ and Blood Donations Act (68%)^
SC#082: Repeal "Liberate Catholic" (80%)
GA#200: Foreign Marriage Recognition (54%)
GA#213: Privacy Protection Act (70%)
GA#231: Marital Rape Justice Act (81%)^
GA#233: Ban Profits on Workers' Deaths (80%)*
GA#249: Stopping Suicide Seeds (70%)^
GA#253: Repeal "Freedom in Medical Research" (76%)
GA#285: Assisted Suicide Act (70%)
GA#310: Disabled Voters Act (81%)
GA#373: Repeal "Convention on Execution" (54%)
GA#468: Prohibit Private Prisons (57%)

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Postby States of Glory WA Office » Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:56 pm

I long for the day when I can vote on my own resolutions. :(

I'll vote for GA #381 and GA #384.
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Postby The Atlae Isles » Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:56 pm

I love #382. Eenie, meenie, miney #378. Those are my two.
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Postby The United Royal Islands of Euramathania » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:15 am

#382 and #384
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Postby Imperium Anglorum » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:54 am

Sierra Lyricalia wrote:

Mistakes were made. Thanks for the bug report. Also, the list will be updated every third resolution. We've only passed one resolution since the last one, so it'll be updated when two more are passed.

377, 381. I'm not enthused by any of the resolutions in this batch, to be honest. I think Pesticide Regulations is a bit too micro-manage-y, Digital Network Defence is pretty meh, the repeal of NAP was a fluke (and I would only vote for it if I were ridiculously vindictive), Environmental Warfare Act is pointless, Right to Sexual Privacy as something I just don't really care about, and the repeal of Foreign Patent Recognition as plainly bad. I'll shamelessly vote for mine, though I think on objective terms, rHAEA is better than rPAA, rPAA has more history.
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Postby Excidium Planetis » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:06 pm

Imperium Anglorum wrote:Digital Network Defence is pretty meh


This may be the nicest thing anyone has said about GA#378. Besides maybe SP saying he liked it. And even that's not really a compliment.
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Imperium Anglorum wrote:Digital Network Defence is pretty meh
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Postby Imperium Anglorum » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:17 pm

Excidium Planetis wrote:
Imperium Anglorum wrote:Digital Network Defence is pretty meh

This may be the nicest thing anyone has said about GA#378. Besides maybe SP saying he liked it. And even that's not really a compliment.

We must be talking about different resolutions. I was talking about Digital Network Defence.

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Postby Excidium Planetis » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:29 pm

Imperium Anglorum wrote:
Excidium Planetis wrote:This may be the nicest thing anyone has said about GA#378. Besides maybe SP saying he liked it. And even that's not really a compliment.

We must be talking about different resolutions. I was talking about Digital Network Defence.


Defense makes more sense.

Like spelling honor the same as manor instead of the same as sour.

Or, in a rare win for the Brits, pronouncing leisure as a rhyme for pleasure and not for seizure. "Lee-zure" just sounds awful.
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Ex-Ambassador (deceased): Evander Blackbourne
Ex-Ambassador: Cornelia Schultz, author of GA#355 and GA#368.
#MakeLegislationFunnyAgain
Singaporean Transhumans wrote:You didn't know about Excidium? The greatest space nomads in the NS multiverse with a healthy dose (read: over 9000 percent) of realism?
Saveyou Island wrote:"Warmest welcomes to the Assembly, ambassador. You'll soon learn to hate everyone here."
Imperium Anglorum wrote:Digital Network Defence is pretty meh
Tier 8, 7.5 nation, according to my index.Made of nomadic fleets.


News: None. Good, right?

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Postby The Candy Of Bottles » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:42 pm

Excidium Planetis wrote:
Imperium Anglorum wrote:We must be talking about different resolutions. I was talking about Digital Network Defence.


Defense makes more sense.

Like spelling honor the same as manor instead of the same as sour.

Or, in a rare win for the Brits, pronouncing leisure as a rhyme for pleasure and not for seizure. "Lee-zure" just sounds awful.


Well in this case it's on record as "Digital Network Defense".
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Postby Excidium Planetis » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:59 pm

The Candy Of Bottles wrote:Well in this case it's on record as "Digital Network Defense".


I know. I wrote the title myself.
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Saveyou Island wrote:"Warmest welcomes to the Assembly, ambassador. You'll soon learn to hate everyone here."
Imperium Anglorum wrote:Digital Network Defence is pretty meh
Tier 8, 7.5 nation, according to my index.Made of nomadic fleets.


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Postby Araraukar » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:30 am

Excidium Planetis wrote:
The Candy Of Bottles wrote:Well in this case it's on record as "Digital Network Defense".

I know. I wrote the title myself.

"Defence" is one of those words where I err on the side of using a C - you may have noticed I use a mixture of British and American spellings, due to not being native user of either - but I hope we're not starting to split hairs to such a degree that if someone says "Digital Network Defence", others will pretend such a resolution doesn't exist... :roll:
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Postby Sciongrad » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:00 pm

GAR#376 and GAR#382 will both advance to the final round with 6 votes each. But advocates of the others, despair not! The wildcard round is right around the corner.
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