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[SUBMITTED] Repeal “World Assembly Headquarters”

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[SUBMITTED] Repeal “World Assembly Headquarters”

Postby Kavagrad » Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:32 am

The General Assembly,

Noting that GA#8 was passed by a slim margin many years ago,

Observing that many important global events have befallen the international community since that time,

Aware that many of the staff working inside the World Assembly Headquarters would be better off working from home in this day and age,

Cognizant of the carbon emissions resulting from the semi-regular travel of thousands of delegations to and from a single international headquarters,

Suggesting that decreasing the degree of travel necessary for WA diplomats to do their jobs may well aid in the fight against climate change,

Asserting that there are many other uses for the land on which the World Assembly Headquarters currently resides that would provide far more social good, such as, but not limited to:
  • Free social housing
  • Affordable social housing
  • Extortionate social housing
  • A shopping centre
  • Many pubs
  • The world’s largest brothel
  • Decorative rubble
Conceding that there may be some alternative uses that might provide a net negative to the international community, such as an office for a law firm,

Ignoring this on the grounds that lawyers will likely be dealt with when the revolution comes,

Hereby Repeals GA#8 “World Assembly Headquarters”.


They call me a moderniser, you see.

EDIT: This proposal has been submitted.
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Postby Outer Sparta » Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:38 am

Many pubs
The world’s largest brothel
Decorative rubble

I see you've put some really good land use proposals there.
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Postby Kavagrad » Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:39 am

Outer Sparta wrote:
Many pubs
The world’s largest brothel
Decorative rubble

I see you've put some really good land use proposals there.

An improvement on the very clearly out of date and resource-draining WA HQ need not clear a high bar.
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Postby Anno4 » Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:45 am

What nonsense is this?

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Postby Kavagrad » Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:54 am

Anno4 wrote:What nonsense is this?

This is very serious business, we are saving the environment and transforming the world of work :geek:
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Postby Bananaistan » Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:44 pm

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Many pubs
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Postby Dilber » Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:51 pm

Strong approve

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Postby Wascoitan » Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:25 pm

perfect proposal, couldn't get any better
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Postby Hulldom » Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:26 pm

On an OOC note: What in the world would the effect of repealing this be?
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Postby Untecna » Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:28 pm

Kavagrad wrote:
  • Free social housing


Sold.
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Postby Kavagrad » Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:04 pm

Hulldom wrote:On an OOC note: What in the world would the effect of repealing this be?

I'm not certain what Political Stability translates to stat-wise, but a slight drop there. Mild-strength resolution, so not much lost.
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Postby Separatist Peoples » Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:07 pm

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Postby Hulldom » Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:09 pm

Separatist Peoples wrote:"You glorious bastard."

"If one were convinced we were all toxic, corrupt dogs..." [slips a hundred pound note to the gnome opposite] "...this might make some sense."

OOC: Not a chance I actually support this though. This seems like wrecking for the sake of wrecking.
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Postby Paris Saint-Germain » Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:09 pm

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Postby Desmosthenes and Burke » Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:14 pm

Kavagrad wrote:
Hulldom wrote:On an OOC note: What in the world would the effect of repealing this be?

I'm not certain what Political Stability translates to stat-wise, but a slight drop there. Mild-strength resolution, so not much lost.


OOC: Per the compendium, political stability lowers political freedoms, so this would increase the political freedom state, but since it is a mild resolution, not by much and only to the centre.

IC: Turning the HQ into gallows would also be an improved land use. Or a concentration camp. Really, anything would be an improvement. We approve.
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Postby Wascoitan » Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:18 pm

Hulldom wrote:
Separatist Peoples wrote:"You glorious bastard."

OOC: Not a chance I actually support this though. This seems like wrecking for the sake of wrecking.

yes, that's exactly why we should support this
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Postby Kavagrad » Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:25 pm

Hulldom wrote:OOC: Not a chance I actually support this though. This seems like wrecking for the sake of wrecking.

I am, of course, more than happy to write a replacement proposal on the usage of digital comms in place of this outdated "talking to other people" nonsense.

Do be warned: the primary backup method of communication in the case of a global internet outage may include carrier pidgeons.
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Postby Xernon » Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:36 pm

Count Nyle: I commend the delegation from Kavagrad for their desire to tackle a range of important topics, including the environment. Having said that, we fail to see how abolishing the World Assembly's Headquarters makes any meaningful strides in addressing any of the metrics touched on. Perhaps the author can pick one of the topics they try to address through this proposal and flesh it out into its own independent proposal. Alternatively, there are a number of other proposals that are in actual serious need of modernizing. Good luck!
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Postby Great Algerstonia » Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:37 pm

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Postby Hulldom » Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:45 pm

Kavagrad wrote:
Hulldom wrote:OOC: Not a chance I actually support this though. This seems like wrecking for the sake of wrecking.

I am, of course, more than happy to write a replacement proposal on the usage of digital comms in place of this outdated "talking to other people" nonsense.

Do be warned: the primary backup method of communication in the case of a global internet outage may include carrier pidgeons.

All the better when we inevitably regulate big tech. :P
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Postby Sierra Lyricalia » Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:06 pm

OOC: Holy shit, a repeal of GAR #8 I don't immediately despise. Well done!

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Postby New Astri » Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:50 pm

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Postby Goobergunchia » Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:46 pm

We note that our claim to limited Goobergunchian extraterritoriality in our luxurious office suite predates the passage of the targeted resolution and we would not regard it as extinguished by its repeal. Any violation of the same will render the offender subject to sanctions by the Moderately Liberal Unitary Republic of Goobergunchia.

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Postby Kavagrad » Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:11 am

Added an additional line expanding on the environmental impact of maintaining WA HQ
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Postby Bears Armed » Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:02 am

Aware that many of the staff working inside the World Assembly Headquarters would be better off working from home in this day and age,

Cognizant of the carbon emissions resulting from the semi-regular travel of thousands of delegations to and from a single international headquarters,
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