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Cauva wrote:Can I eat it?

I mean, computer parts don't sound healthy at all

Greater Jes New Islands wrote:I mean, computer parts don't sound healthy at all

It'll turn me into a cyborg, right?

Cauva wrote:It'll turn me into a cyborg, right?

Uh, sure. Let me know how that works out for you.

Wow, over 50,000 new cases today in the US, that's a record.

We had only 67 today in Canada, of course that's not really accurate because a bunch of provinces didn't report because it's Canada Day.

Ionalands wrote:Wow, over 50,000 new cases today in the US, that's a record.

We had only 67 today in Canada, of course that's not really accurate because a bunch of provinces didn't report because it's Canada Day.

Canada still sucks!

Greater Jes New Islands wrote:Canada still sucks!

Silence, American.

Cauva wrote:It'll turn me into a cyborg, right?

Maybe. Have you assimilated anyone into your collective?

Odinburgh wrote:Maybe. Have you assimilated anyone into your collective?

I don't think eating silicone chips will turn you into a Borg. And if it would, resistance would be futile.

Ionalands wrote:Wow, over 50,000 new cases today in the US, that's a record.

We had only 67 today in Canada, of course that's not really accurate because a bunch of provinces didn't report because it's Canada Day.

I also think that the Yanks are testing more people so it isn't really 1000 times as bad in the US as Canada. Maybe 200 times though.

Still, we are getting closer to the federal government get forced to close down the 4 worst states again. Most of the cases are in a few states and if something isn't done they can spread to other states making things a whole lot worse.
The worst case scenario isn't pretty and if US would be forced to close down everything for 6-8 weeks more the economy would need 10 years to recuperate to 2019s levels. That isn't acceptable so something needs to be done now.

I would suggest enforcing masks, close the state borders for the worst hit states and close down public places like bars and restaurants.
That is a hard pill to swallow but are things that have proven to work. Doing something that is expensive today to stop loosing an insane amount of money and jobs next month.

The really worrisome thing is the upcoming holiday, that is one of those events that could create a mass infection.
Ignoring the problem and hope it goes away by itself is clearly not working, ask Brazil.

Gothic Vandelia wrote:I also think that the Yanks are testing more people so it isn't really 1000 times as bad in the US as Canada. Maybe 200 times though.

Still, we are getting closer to the federal government get forced to close down the 4 worst states again. Most of the cases are in a few states and if something isn't done they can spread to other states making things a whole lot worse.
The worst case scenario isn't pretty and if US would be forced to close down everything for 6-8 weeks more the economy would need 10 years to recuperate to 2019s levels. That isn't acceptable so something needs to be done now.

I would suggest enforcing masks, close the state borders for the worst hit states and close down public places like bars and restaurants.
That is a hard pill to swallow but are things that have proven to work. Doing something that is expensive today to stop loosing an insane amount of money and jobs next month.

The really worrisome thing is the upcoming holiday, that is one of those events that could create a mass infection.
Ignoring the problem and hope it goes away by itself is clearly not working, ask Brazil.

I wish there was enforcement of masks but I know where the blame falls which I will not mention or the governors in certain states that follow him. Frankly I am mad that its even political to wear mask. Really it makes you look like Lone Ranger. Hello his mask was over his eyes, not mouth. Perhaps we should make a mask for asses.

Odinburgh wrote:I wish there was enforcement of masks but I know where the blame falls which I will not mention or the governors in certain states that follow him. Frankly I am mad that its even political to wear mask. Really it makes you look like Lone Ranger. Hello his mask was over his eyes, not mouth. Perhaps we should make a mask for asses.

Since you can't turn time backwards there is no point in wondering what could have been done in the past.

What can be done is fixing this now, wait a few weeks more and you have a disaster of terrible proportions.

This shouldn't be about politics but health. If the politicians can't agree then someone like the General surgeon or Fauci should be put in charge of the prevention.

Seriously, this will hurt both democrats and republicans since it hurts America. And it is not a little cold or flu, over 125 000 Americans are already dead and if it spins out of control it might end at over twice that. The history will be hard on the political leaders is they continue to do too little too late.

Gothic Vandelia wrote:I also think that the Yanks are testing more people so it isn't really 1000 times as bad in the US as Canada. Maybe 200 times though.

Still, we are getting closer to the federal government get forced to close down the 4 worst states again. Most of the cases are in a few states and if something isn't done they can spread to other states making things a whole lot worse.
The worst case scenario isn't pretty and if US would be forced to close down everything for 6-8 weeks more the economy would need 10 years to recuperate to 2019s levels. That isn't acceptable so something needs to be done now.

I would suggest enforcing masks, close the state borders for the worst hit states and close down public places like bars and restaurants.
That is a hard pill to swallow but are things that have proven to work. Doing something that is expensive today to stop loosing an insane amount of money and jobs next month.

The really worrisome thing is the upcoming holiday, that is one of those events that could create a mass infection.
Ignoring the problem and hope it goes away by itself is clearly not working, ask Brazil.

I mean, we aren't testing as much because there aren't as much people exhibiting symptoms. You can easily get a test in Canada, it's not hard. I mean we cant just pull people off the street and force a test on them.

DAY 12 EVENTS

Alpine Skiing- Women's Downhill

🥇 Straona
🥈 Anacodia
🥉 Anacodia

Women's Bobsleigh

🥇 Gothic Vandelia
🥈 Shreminov
🥉 Isla De Militarias

Cross Country Skiing- Men's Team Sprint Free

🥇 Varzo
🥈 Shreminov
🥉 Scalesburg

Cross Country- Women's Team Sprint Free

🥇 Straona
🥈 Cauva
🥉 Varzo

Freestyle Skiing- Men's Ski Cross

🥇Rilandse
🥈 Greater Jes New Islands
🥉 The Arken

Speed Skating- Women's Team Pursuit

🥇Cybran States
🥈 Isla De Militarias
🥉 Krimera

Speed Skating- Men's Team Pursuit

🥇 Varzo
🥈 Ionalands
🥉Cauva

Ionalands wrote:I mean, we aren't testing as much because there aren't as much people exhibiting symptoms. You can easily get a test in Canada, it's not hard. I mean we cant just pull people off the street and force a test on them.

That's true but I don't think the US is 1000 times worse in any case. As long as things are so calm you don't actually need to test that many anyways.

The number of people dying in Canada is so small that you currently have things under control anyways. If the hospitals start filling up again this autumn for a second wave that might change but so far, so good.

I would keep that border close if I were you.

Ionalands wrote:DAY 12 EVENTS

Alpine Skiing- Women's Downhill

🥇 Straona
🥈 Anacodia
🥉 Anacodia

Women's Bobsleigh

🥇 Gothic Vandelia
🥈 Shreminov
🥉 Isla De Militarias

Cross Country Skiing- Men's Team Sprint Free

🥇 Varzo
🥈 Shreminov
🥉 Scalesburg

Cross Country- Women's Team Sprint Free

🥇 Straona
🥈 Cauva
🥉 Varzo

Freestyle Skiing- Men's Ski Cross

🥇Rilandse
🥈 Greater Jes New Islands
🥉 The Arken

Speed Skating- Women's Team Pursuit

🥇Cybran States
🥈 Isla De Militarias
🥉 Krimera

Speed Skating- Men's Team Pursuit

🥇 Varzo
🥈 Ionalands
🥉Cauva

Can we get another leaderboard? I am pretty sure Scalesburg isn't winning this time but besides that, I am not sure of the standing (I think GV is doing pretty well, for some reason we are mostly getting gold but that is no reason to complain exactly;).

Gothic Vandelia wrote:That's true but I don't think the US is 1000 times worse in any case. As long as things are so calm you don't actually need to test that many anyways.

The number of people dying in Canada is so small that you currently have things under control anyways. If the hospitals start filling up again this autumn for a second wave that might change but so far, so good.

I would keep that border close if I were you.

Yes, no one wants that border open right now, and depending on the election in November, we might keep it closed for a little longer...

1. Ebengar 10 🥇 1 🥈 2 🥉
2. Gothic Vandelia 10 🥇 1 🥈 1 🥉
3. Straona 6 🥇 2 🥈 1 🥉
4. Cauva 5 🥇 4 🥈 11 🥉
5. Rilandse 5 🥇 4 🥈 4 🥉
6. Krimera 5 🥇 2 🥈 8 🥉
7. Anacodia 4 🥇 7 🥈 6 🥉
8. Shreminov 4 🥇 7 🥈 4 🥉
9. Neo Vikings of Easthumbria 4 🥇 5 🥈 4 🥉
10. The Arken 4 🥇 0 🥈 5 🥉

Ionalands wrote:1. Ebengar 10 🥇 1 🥈 2 🥉
2. Gothic Vandelia 10 🥇 1 🥈 1 🥉
3. Straona 6 🥇 2 🥈 1 🥉
4. Cauva 5 🥇 4 🥈 11 🥉
5. Rilandse 5 🥇 4 🥈 4 🥉
6. Krimera 5 🥇 2 🥈 8 🥉
7. Anacodia 4 🥇 7 🥈 6 🥉
8. Shreminov 4 🥇 7 🥈 4 🥉
9. Neo Vikings of Easthumbria 4 🥇 5 🥈 4 🥉
10. The Arken 4 🥇 0 🥈 5 🥉

A single bronze from leading? Game on. Ebengar.
And what's up with Krimera and bronze medals? He got a whole bundle of them.

Hello all,

AoR HoD Elections which were supposed to be held for only 1 day on July 10, has now been changed after a push from GPP so that it is on July 8-10 which is 2 whole days which gives people more time to vote. The AoR HoD Elections will now be held on July 8-10. Please do vote (GPP)! If all citizens of Novus vote, then imagine how high we could rise up, especially GPP because every single vote counts and could gain us a seat. Now, more people can vote which paves the way for more representation from the people of AoR!
Once again, the elections are now on July 8-10

Breaking news
A unknown high altitude reconnaissance plane was shot down by a P-109 plane from Jasta 4 over Jorvik this morning. The nationality of the plane is unknown since the plane was destroyed by 2 Meteor BVRAAM air to air missiles.
Gothian military have no made any more comments but defense minister Eskil Knifurson had this to say "Any *bleeping* foreigners flying over our airspace without authorization can *bleeping* only blame themselves".

Hello everyone!

This is the Public Affairs Minister of the Assembly of Regions, and I was just wanting to update all of you on the upcoming elections on 10 July, 2020! This election, you will have the choice between several parties (including two independents and two new parties who are vying for seats), as well as three constitutional amendments which could change several features of how the Assembly functions.

1. The House of Delegates Elections:

These elections, you will have the choice between several political parties. Below is a list of political platforms for each party running in the elections as provided to the Assembly of Regions and available on the AoR.gov website:

- Green Peace Party (GPP)
1. Equal representation and peaceful coexistence for all member regions
2. Effective immigration policy and member admission policy
3. Mutual defense between member regions
4. Government transparency, providing guides to the government
5. More interregional events, such as a Eurovision-style writing contest
6. Active and accountable moderation team
7. Supports regional sovereignty.

- United Global Democrats (UGD)
1. Pushing for multilingual initiatives
2. Boost participation of clubs and overall NS on-site activity
3. Want to create 1 week training session for private lawyers in the AOR
4. Supports the Civil Rights Watch Committee (club in the AOR)
5. Establish an enhanced process for candidate regions applying to the AOR
6. Supports boosting activity in inactive regions before trying to kick them out of the AOR
7. Wants to require all constitutional amendments go through a vote of the people, and the parliament be removed from the process.
8. Proposes a public translation office to allow citizens of all language regions access to resources in languages they understand.
9. Supports political debates held by the Assembly before every election to increase voter participation
10. Supports reform of the criminal justice system to make punishments more lenient.
11. Supports cooperation agreements between OOC and IC teams to solve disputes.
12. Supports further AoR integration between members

- Homeland League (HL)
1. Anti-Federalism and Regional Sovereignty
2. Social Conservatism (and Conservatism as a whole)
3. Nationalism in regions and in real life
4. Friendship initiatives among AOR members
5. Multi Partisan cooperation to achieve virtuous ends
6. Responsible and Accountable Government

- New Democracy Party (ND)
1. Support for underdeveloped regions in terms of recruitment and better cataloging of information.
2. Transparent and efficient government, removal of any inactive, inefficient A.O.R. institutions as needed
3. Having a unified system of AoR resources that all regions can access - with members helping each other with their individual expertise.
4. Promoting individual culture, while also working towards a closer AoR government.
5. Promoting the implementation of democratic ideals in AoR policy.
6. Free movement between A.O.R. member regions.
7. Supports reform of the criminal justice system.
8. Supports an ambassador program from the AoR to member regions.
9. Supports a codified system to gain membership, and streamlining the process.

- Regionalist Party (RGP)
1. Supports regional sovereignty initiatives
2. Supports left winged activism on NationStates
3. Rejects the principle of nationalism, and supports outreach across borders.
4. Supports proportional representation.
5. Supports regional governments being able to propose laws to the Assembly of Regions government.
6. Supports bilingualism in the Assembly of Regions

- Reformist Party (RFP)
1. Supports further Assembly of Regions integration
2. Supports the removal of proportional representation from the house, and introduce ranked choice voting.
3. Supports a popularly elected Chancellor of the Assembly of Regions, and a removal of parliamentary democracy.
4. Supports a limited mutual defense initiative among member regions.
5. Supports judicial reform and a publication of judicial decisions in all official languages
6. Supports bilingualism in the Assembly of Regions
7. Supports unicameral systems in the Assembly.

We urge you to look at each party and vote based on what you believe is the closet to your personal values. Elections are for what you want, and no government, region, or party can force you one direction or another. On 10 July, 2020 we hope to see a House which reflects, not the will of parties or regions or large groups, but the wants of the Assembly of Regions citizens, and what they feel is best for the organization as a whole moving forward.

Next we have the constitutional amendments which will change the operations of the Assembly of Regions. These amendments will require 50% of the AoR citizens to approve. Please cast your ballot in this election, as every vote on these initiatives matter! Without further delay, here are the proposals on the ballot:

1. The Amendment for Unicameralism in the Assembly:
This amendment would provide a unicameral body to serve as the legislative branch, titled the Council of Representatives. The new Council of Representatives would have one optional seat per region (meaning regions will always be guaranteed one seat in the council, but are not required to fill it if they do not wish to). These seats for each region can either be elected or appointed based on what system of government each region uses. The remaining members of the Council will be elected through the same proportional representation system we have today. The amount of members elected by proportional representation under this amendment may be no less than 17, but may be increased from that number through a super majority vote of the Council.

Supporting Argument: "The amendment would merge the two houses and provide for independent members to be elected to the legislature, it would provide each member region one guaranteed representative in the legislative process, and would provide for regions to provide a voting member only if they wish, and not mandatory. This will cut down on the inactive members regions send to the Assembly due to being forced by the constitution to do so."

Opposition Argument: "Unicameralism removes a second chamber of the parliament who can review laws passed, and therefore opens up more opportunity for flaws in legislation to arise. Further - this system removes the purely regional side of the legislature, and would make the parliament less region based, and reflect the voice of the organization as a whole"

Amendment for Associate Member Representation
This amendment would, as the name suggests, give Associate Members a non-voting voice in the Assembly of Regions parliament. This would allow for better representation for these members, who currently have no voting rights in the Assembly as it stands. These members could only participate in debates, and could not run for speaker, chairman, or vote on legislation however.

Supporting Argument: "This bill would allow associates to become more involved in the decision making process of the Assembly, and would reflect the democratic ideals the Assembly of Regions stands for. This would also allow Associate members the right to give their opinions on legislation that may effect their relationship with the Assembly of Regions as a whole."

Opposition Argument: "This bill would still not allow for associate members to vote on legislation that effects them, and simply puts a band-aid on a larger problem that exists in the Assembly: the violation of the right to vote for regions who are not full members. This amendment opens the door for the Assembly to put in place a minor solution, and ignore the bigger issue."

Amendment for Unified Term Lengths
This amendment would set the term lengths of all elected officials in the Assembly of Regions to three months total. Currently the House of Delegates is elected every 2 months, the Council of Regions every 3 months, and the Chancellor every 4 months. The amendment seeks to compress all these offices into one election date: the 10th day of every 3rd month.

Supporting Argument: "Currently the election process for the Assembly is overburdening, with regions having to hold an election every month for the organization, on top of elections for their own regional governments. We seek to have one single election for all offices every three months to eliminate the burden of electoral stress on all members of the Assembly."

Opposition Argument: "If we compress these elections into three month periods, we would eliminate the valuable midterm election for the Chancellor, so they can see their performance as the voters either vote for or against their party in the polls. The existence of a midterm election is important for the good functioning of a democracy."

Here is your voter guide! Please cast an informed vote on 10 July, 2020.

Gujjubhai wrote:Hello all,

AoR HoD Elections which were supposed to be held for only 1 day on July 10, has now been changed after a push from GPP so that it is on July 8-10 which is 2 whole days which gives people more time to vote. The AoR HoD Elections will now be held on July 8-10. Please do vote (GPP)! If all citizens of Novus vote, then imagine how high we could rise up, especially GPP because every single vote counts and could gain us a seat. Now, more people can vote which paves the way for more representation from the people of AoR!
Once again, the elections are now on July 8-10

Glad for u remind us. I've been bad in participating in AoR or even keep up. Therefore I am considering meeting each of the party heads to get a briefing on things and where we each stand. I am particularly drawn GPP and UGD. I am with the UGD but not much active in party. Must be missing something here to why this. Anyways I need a fresh start to reassimilate into it again to feel engaged.

All marriages prohibited until further notice.

Odinburgh wrote:All marriages prohibited until further notice.

I am glad you finally see reason. Marriages just lead to poor sex anyways.

Gothic Vandelia wrote:I am glad you finally see reason. Marriages just lead to poor sex anyways.

NOT TRUE!! FAKE NEWS!! SEX OUTSIDE OF THE HOLY INSTITUTION OF MATRIMONY IS IMMORAL AND PUNISHABLE BY DEATH!!

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