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[PASSED] Commend Bears Armed

Postby Abacathea » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:56 am

Another target of Operation Sierra Charlie, and a damn good candidate. Some things to note regarding this one

  • This is only an initial draft, so feedback and critique's always appreciated.
  • I have requested a legal eagle to do a legality check on it for me, but that doesn't mean others can't chime in!
  • I'm aware that RP commends are iffy, especially considering the current "proposal" at vote, that not withstanding Bears is a widely known and respected nation to most if not the majority of us, so it would be daft not to include their RP work as it has assisted them in becoming an international figure

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Commend Bears Armed

A resolution to recognize outstanding contribution by a nation or region.

Category: Commendation | Nominee: Bears Armed | Proposed by: Abacathea


The Security Council;

Determined to see the greatest nations of the multiverse enshrined in the records of this esteemed council;

Believing that the nation of [nation=short]Bears Armed[/nation] has made a tremendous positive impact on the international community since it opened itself to outsiders, involving itself in international affairs through the medium of cultural events, sporting competitions, and the WA itself, despite finding itself to be one of the few mainly-Ursine countries in a predominantly Human universe;

Praising the fact that Bears Armed has not fought a single war of aggression since its constitution was adopted, whilst that it still maintains adequate armed forces not only for its own defence but also for international diplomacy as, for example, when it intervened to stabilise matters in Old Ceorana following the total collapse of government there, in a mission that was hailed as a success after managing the successful re-establishment of native-run democracy for that nation;

Applauding the Ursine governance for their considerable skill in creating a cultural safe heaven within their nation, allowing extremely high levels of personal freedom while keeping crime levels at minimal figures. Acknowledging further to that end that surveys conducted throughout the universe have placed Bears Armed in the highest percentile for happiest citizens and most cultured respectively;

Acknowledging that the cultural pursuits of Bears Armed are not limited solely to the national level but their participation in several NS World Cups of which they were twice runners up whilst dismayed that their fantastic "Honey in the Jar" placed only second in the NSVision Song Contest;

Cognizant that this approach to governance has been brought to the international stage by the great nation of Bears Armed who have shown considerable environmental and diplomatic awareness within their own nation and subsequently assisted in the bettering of the universe in the same regards via their World Assembly division Bears Armed Mission whom to date have authored;

  • WA#87 - Meteorological Cooperation
    A resolution which formed the International Meteorological Organisation with the purpose of collating and disseminating information regarding weather patterns and anomalies to all member states.
  • WA#168 - Law of the Seas
    Which ultimately defined sea borders and helped provide means and ways to resolve international disputes pursuant to same.
  • WA#224 - Promotion of Bee-Keeping
    Which ultimately promoted not only an avenue of international trade for many nations but secured the potential for flora and fauna to flourish as a result of this acts objectives.
  • and finally both WA#267 - Sensible Limits on Hunting and the Co-Authoring of #199 - Sustainable Fishing Act, two acts which ensured that nations do not dwindle reserves of resources within their respective borders.

Further appreciating that while the Ursine delegation to the esteemed World Assembly has directly produced the above resolutions for international betterment, they have also been instrumental in the refinement of a multitude of proposals brought before the General Assembly;

Believing that Bears Armed's contribution to the international stage exceeds that of the criteria of "outstanding contribution by a nation" and resolved to correcting this oversight;

Hereby;
Commends Bears Armed


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Commend Bears Armed

A resolution to recognize outstanding contribution by a nation or region.

Category: Commendation | Nominee: Bears Armed | Proposed by: Abacathea


The Security Council;

Determined to see the worthiest nations in existence enshrined in the records of this esteemed council;

Believing that the nation of Bears Armed has made a tremendous positive impact on the international community since it opened itself to outsiders, involving itself in international affairs through the medium of cultural events, sporting competitions, and the WA itself, despite finding itself to be one of the few mainly-Ursine countries in a predominantly Human universe;

Praising the fact that Bears Armed has not fought a single war of aggression since its current constitution was adopted more than two centuries ago, and that despite this it still maintains adequate armed forces not only for its own defence but also for helping to protect its neighbours;

Applauding the Urrsish people and government for the skill with which they have made their nation a very pleasant one in which to live, for example by managing to keep serious crime at a minimal level whilst still allowing high levels of personal freedom, by demonstrating that economic growth need not ruin the environment, and by their support for cultural activities, so that international surveys consistently place it in the highest percentile both for ‘most cultured’ and for ‘happiest citizens’;

Cognizant that Bears Armed has extended this approach to governance to the international stage for the betterment of others through the actions of their World Assembly division Bears Armed Mission which to date has authored the resolutions
  • GA#87 - Meteorological Cooperation,
    a resolution which formed the International Meteorological Organisation with the purpose of collating and disseminating information regarding weather patterns and anomalies to all member states;
  • GA#168 - Law of the Seas,
    which ultimately defined sea borders and helped provide means and ways to resolve international disputes pursuant to same;
  • GA#224 - Promotion of Bee-Keeping,
    which not only promoted an avenue of international trade for many nations but also increased the potential for flora and fauna to flourish;
  • and most recently GA#267 - Sensible Limits on Hunting, which, in conjunction with the Resolution GA #199 - Sustainable Fishing Act (the contribution to which by Bears Armed Mission was sufficient to earn them recognition as co-author), helps to guide nations in protecting both their ecosystems and their food supplies;

Further appreciating that while the Urrsish delegation to the esteemed World Assembly has directly produced the above resolutions for international betterment, they have also been instrumental in the refinement of a number of other proposals brought before the General Assembly;

Believing that Bears Armed's contribution to the international stage exceeds the minimum needed to meet the criteria for commendation of "outstanding contribution by a nation" and resolved to correcting this oversight;

Hereby;
Commends Bears Armed.


Footnotes of relevant threads and examples of Bears Armed in action, (not linking any WA stuff etc...);
  • From ‘World Cup 54’
    viewtopic.php?p=4691593#p4691593 viewtopic.php?p=4774685#p4774685
    viewtopic.php?p=4805461#p4805461
  • From ‘World Cup 56’ (during which an International Scouting Jamboree was held in Bears Armed)
    viewtopic.php?p=6633670#p6633670
    viewtopic.php?p=6659958#p6659958
    viewtopic.php?p=6683685#p6683685
    viewtopic.php?p=6706123#p6706123
  • From ‘World Cup 58’
    viewtopic.php?p=8380424#p8380424
    viewtopic.php?p=8387338#p8387338
    viewtopic.php?f=7&t=160573&p=8395026&hilit=hrrum#p8395026
    viewtopic.php?p=8401655#p8401655
    viewtopic.php?p=8410131#p8410131
    viewtopic.php?p=11337585#p11337585

There's are just some of the points of reference in case a debate ensues pertaining to that, realistically, Bears Armed and it's alters can be found dotted all over the NS World, and while that list is extensive, it's hardly comprehensive in terms of what I've been able to acquire, some of which I was able to verify from the horses *ahem* bears mouth, itself.
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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 Unibot III » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:02 pm

Bears Armed has also always been a champion of sapient rights in the General Assembly.


Fantastic proposal, I will vote for!
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Postby Abacathea » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:05 pm

Unibot III wrote:Bears Armed has also always been a champion of sapient rights in the General Assembly.


Fantastic proposal, I will vote for!


Support appreciated! Bears was among one of the first nations I stumbled into in the WA, so it's good to be getting behind this one from my own perspective too.
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 Sanctaria » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:07 pm

If there is space, you could mention his cultural leadership (and indeed his many times serving as Delegate) in the IDU.
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Postby Abacathea » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:08 pm

Sanctaria wrote:If there is space, you could mention his cultural leadership (and indeed his many times serving as Delegate) in the IDU.


I'm running close to the mark, but it's not a bad idea. TG inbound.
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 Wheeled States of Bifid » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:34 pm

A most deserving candidate.

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Postby Feux » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:00 pm

Excellent work.

Applauding the Ursine governance for their considerable skill in creating a cultural safe heaven within their nation, allowing extremely high levels of personal freedom while keeping crime levels at minimal figures; Acknowledging further to that end that surveys conducted throughout the universe have placed Bears Armed in the highest percentile for happiest citizens and most cultured respectively;


Is this clause suppose to be two different clauses?
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Postby Abacathea » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:08 am

Feux wrote:Excellent work.

Applauding the Ursine governance for their considerable skill in creating a cultural safe heaven within their nation, allowing extremely high levels of personal freedom while keeping crime levels at minimal figures; Acknowledging further to that end that surveys conducted throughout the universe have placed Bears Armed in the highest percentile for happiest citizens and most cultured respectively;


Is this clause suppose to be two different clauses?


It was all essentially along the same line of thought. I figured it was best to keep it together. Do you think it should be two seperate clauses? :)
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 Feux » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:44 am

Abacathea wrote:
Feux wrote:Excellent work.



Is this clause suppose to be two different clauses?


It was all essentially along the same line of thought. I figured it was best to keep it together. Do you think it should be two seperate clauses? :)

In my opinion, yes. However, it is up to you. :)
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Postby Astracarn » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:07 pm

A fairly overdue commendation in my opinion; this definitely will have my one vote.
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Postby Abacathea » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:22 pm

Final draft up tonight, will move to submit in the coming days.
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 The Dourian Embassy » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:57 pm

The HONEY resolution is probably one of the resolutions I like the least(but I cannot for the life of me figure out a good tack to repeal it). Other than that, Bears Armed is a wonderful author and I'd support a commendation.
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Postby Abacathea » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:09 pm

The Dourian Embassy wrote:The HONEY resolution is probably one of the resolutions I like the least(but I cannot for the life of me figure out a good tack to repeal it). Other than that, Bears Armed is a wonderful author and I'd support a commendation.


Ha I'm actually quite fond of acrostic cleverness if it's done well. That reminds me I need to TG you about something later! Should have stayed off my radar Douria! :p
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 Christian Democrats » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:49 pm

I plan to vote in favor of this proposal.
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GA#233: Ban Profits on Workers' Deaths (80%)*
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Postby Bears Armed Mission » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:41 am

Unfortunately the Bears’ cultural RP was almost all on Jolt, and is thus now unavailable for reference here, but there’s one very recent post — basically re-framing & reprising the main contents from one of those earlier posts, for what I hope will be your entertainment — at viewtopic.php?p=17397691#p17397691.
I actually can’t think offpaw of any specific posts from the GA forum to mention in these notes as particularly good examples of my presence there, either, because to me that seems more of a “The work as a whole” thing.
As far as the NS Sports sub-forum, though, I think that at least some of you might enjoy reading one or more of the following [selected] posts or storylines: Some of them do contain material about the actual sporting events in which the Bears were then participating, but a lot more of the content is really more illustrative of the Bears in general_

From WC50, the football team’s fans are singing:
viewtopic.php?p=1806144&sid=7be774187d88d6e69f0d35968cc064f7#p1806144

From ‘World Cup 54’ (in which the Bears, as it happens, were the runners-up), these posts in particular:
viewtopic.php?p=4691593#p4691593
viewtopic.php?p=4774685#p4774685
viewtopic.php?p=4805461#p4805461

From ‘World Cup 56’ (during which an International Scouting Jamboree was held in Bears Armed with participation & posts by two of the other players who were involved in the Cup [namely The Babbage Islands, who actually scorinated the sporting contests held during the jamboree, and Andossa Se Mitrin Vega] as well), these posts about that aspect of the events:
viewtopic.php?p=6633670#p6633670
viewtopic.php?p=6659958#p6659958
viewtopic.php?p=6683685#p6683685
viewtopic.php?p=6706123#p6706123

From ‘World Cup 58’, this sequence, from a storyline that also featured in posts by both Armed Bears (another puppet of mine, as an ‘alternative reality’ counterpart to B.A ) and Wight (another player whose RPs are well worth reading):
viewtopic.php?p=8380107#p8380107 (This one was actually posted in the name of Armed Bears instead of Bears Armed, but it leads directly into the rest of the storyline…)
viewtopic.php?p=8380424#p8380424
viewtopic.php?p=8387338#p8387338
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=160573&p=8395026&hilit=hrrum#p8395026
viewtopic.php?p=8401655#p8401655
viewtopic.php?p=8410131#p8410131
(And yes, that is a version of me appearing in the final two instalments… ;) )

From ‘World Cup 59’, specifically this post, the second section of which uses a fairly unusual approach to explain some of the Bears’ cultural background: viewtopic.php?p=9076437#p9076437

From WC61, a gift of medicinal honey:
viewtopic.php?p=10610374#p10610374
(And in my opinion both Aguazul’s post immediately before that one, and The Babbage Islands’s response to this gift [@ viewtopic.php?p=10782774#p10782774], are also particularly relevant & worth reading.)

And if you’re still interested, and have a lot of time available, then maybe even the Hrrick’s Café Ursien storyline, from ‘World Cup 62’ (in which the Bears reached [but lost] the Final for the second of the two times that they’ve done this so far), in which a number of other players — especially Wight, within one of whose puppets these incidents mainly took place — also participated & posted:
viewtopic.php?p=11337585#p11337585
viewtopic.php?p=11402055#p11402055
viewtopic.php?p=11416443#p11416443
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=203827&p=11487650&hilit=Hrrick#p11487650
viewtopic.php?p=11515038#p11515038
viewtopic.php?p=11601554#p11601554
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=203827&p=11626453&hilit=Serm#p11626453
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=203827&p=11651148&hilit=Serm#p11651148
viewtopic.php?p=11691548#p11691548
viewtopic.php?p=11719077#p11719077
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=203827&p=11763710&hilit=Hrrick#p11763710

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Postby The Black Hat Guy » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:09 am

I'm sadly going to have to vote AGAINST this proposal. It was a tough decision, but I don't think that the roleplay events combined with the relatively minor GA resolutions merit a commendation. I liked Law of the Sea, but the other resolutions have, relatively, minuscule effects on the rest of the world. While I do appreciate Bears Armed and all that he's done, I don't think that it's enough to merit a commendation - there are those that have done far more that are not commended.

Again, this was quite a difficult decision for me. I may be open to changing my mind if there's information I haven't heard.

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Postby Abacathea » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:35 am

The Black Hat Guy wrote:I'm sadly going to have to vote AGAINST this proposal. It was a tough decision, but I don't think that the roleplay events combined with the relatively minor GA resolutions merit a commendation. I liked Law of the Sea, but the other resolutions have, relatively, minuscule effects on the rest of the world. While I do appreciate Bears Armed and all that he's done, I don't think that it's enough to merit a commendation - there are those that have done far more that are not commended.

Again, this was quite a difficult decision for me. I may be open to changing my mind if there's information I haven't heard.


It's a shame, I was quite disheartened when I saw your against vote. The whole purpose of Operation Sierra Charlie wasn't to recognize the obvious choices for commendations, it was to fight that particular branch of SC thinking. It was to recognize those who in their own way had contributed and excelled within the NS world. I hold the view that their participation in the NS World Cups, The NSvision Song Contests, their nation holding international scouting jamboree's, their work within the WA through their mission both in writing resolutions and being a genuine guide to newer authors, and their excellent and consistent portrayal of the Urrsine nation warrant in that respect a commendation.

The purpose of what I'll be aiming to achieve over the next few weeks is recognition of those who may not span all walks of the game, but really do something amazing and noteworthy within their respective fields. And I think Bears meets that criteria, I strongly hope you reconsider TBHG, it would be nice to have you on side here.

Aba.
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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The Black Hat Guy
Diplomat
 
Posts: 952
Founded: Feb 12, 2013
Ex-Nation

Postby The Black Hat Guy » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:48 am

Abacathea wrote:It's a shame, I was quite disheartened when I saw your against vote. The whole purpose of Operation Sierra Charlie wasn't to recognize the obvious choices for commendations, it was to fight that particular branch of SC thinking. It was to recognize those who in their own way had contributed and excelled within the NS world. I hold the view that their participation in the NS World Cups, The NSvision Song Contests, their nation holding international scouting jamboree's, their work within the WA through their mission both in writing resolutions and being a genuine guide to newer authors, and their excellent and consistent portrayal of the Urrsine nation warrant in that respect a commendation.

The purpose of what I'll be aiming to achieve over the next few weeks is recognition of those who may not span all walks of the game, but really do something amazing and noteworthy within their respective fields. And I think Bears meets that criteria, I strongly hope you reconsider TBHG, it would be nice to have you on side here.

Aba.


Alright. I'm still hesitant, but considering how close I was to the fence in the first place, I'll switch my vote. I've virtually no experience with roleplay, so I really don't know how extensive all of these events are. I'm generally hesitant to vote for roleplay resolutions, but I think that since his work with the GA was good if not commendable, I'll trust your judgment that the roleplay events are enough to push that into commendable territory.

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Abacathea
Minister
 
Posts: 2057
Founded: Nov 17, 2012
Ex-Nation

Postby Abacathea » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:57 am

The Black Hat Guy wrote:~ Snip ~


Thank you, I genuinely appreciate the decision, and of course your support, tentative as it may be 8)
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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Terravoss
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Posts: 167
Founded: Mar 12, 2013
Ex-Nation

Postby Terravoss » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:09 am

Seems to me that all of this commending people for being resolution writers is pointless. They already get a badge for writing a resolution. Do they really need another one? I suspect the whole point of Operation Sierra Charlie is nothing more than a front for Abacathea trying to buy himself a commendation.
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Abacathea
Minister
 
Posts: 2057
Founded: Nov 17, 2012
Ex-Nation

Postby Abacathea » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:19 am

Terravoss wrote:Seems to me that all of this commending people for being resolution writers is pointless. They already get a badge for writing a resolution. Do they really need another one? I suspect the whole point of Operation Sierra Charlie is nothing more than a front for Abacathea trying to buy himself a commendation.


Had you bothered to read the resolution rather than skimming across it Terravoss you'd have seen it focuses on more than just that. As for the mud you're attempting to sling at me, it's a nonsensical accusation and I'd thank you to such nonsense to yourself or at least to relevant threads which this isn't. Sometimes a gesture is nothing more than a gesture. Maybe you should be less distrusting.
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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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The Saint James Islands
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1322
Founded: May 22, 2013
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby The Saint James Islands » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:40 am

As Delegate, I am required by the Charter of the DSA to vote with the majority of WA voters in the region. That majority is AGAINST the resolution in question, thus I must be too. Though given Bears Armed's recent authorship of "Sensible Limits on Hunting" (and how I struggle to reproduce those words), I am not as uncomfortable as I might have been in doing so.
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Moronist Decisions
Minister
 
Posts: 2131
Founded: Jul 05, 2008
Ex-Nation

Postby Moronist Decisions » Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:22 pm

On behalf of Europeia, I vote FOR the commendation of Bears Armed after a regional poll indicated that we should do so in accordance with the World Assembly Act. We believe that his extensive, quality roleplaying and authorship makes him worthy of this commendation - despite our region's dislike of the Promotion of Bee-Keeping resolution.

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World Assembly Delegate for Europeia
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Abacathea
Minister
 
Posts: 2057
Founded: Nov 17, 2012
Ex-Nation

Postby Abacathea » Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:14 pm

Moronist Decisions wrote:On behalf of Europeia, I vote FOR the commendation of Bears Armed after a regional poll indicated that we should do so in accordance with the World Assembly Act. We believe that his extensive, quality roleplaying and authorship makes him worthy of this commendation - despite our region's dislike of the Promotion of Bee-Keeping resolution.

/s/ Environmental Warrior aka Moronist Decisions
World Assembly Delegate for Europeia


The support is most well received, thank you to both you and Europeia.
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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The Foxfyre Islands
Bureaucrat
 
Posts: 57
Founded: Feb 01, 2010
Ex-Nation

Postby The Foxfyre Islands » Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:50 pm

While I'm not an RPer I have seen Bear Armed be very active and supportive to players, The Foxfyre Islands votes in FAVOR of the resolution.

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