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Write a factbook about the nation of Floofybit. Describe its history, culture, geography and anything else you can think of. If 80 minutes aren't enough, save what you've done, then come back to it later.
On your nation's page, I believe it is the 2nd tab from the left.
Candidacy is now closed for Councillor of Culture. I received one application from Emily in the RMB. By no contest, Sylh Alanor will be the new Councillor upon conclusion of the current term, on the 21st of February. In lieu of an election, let Junitaki-cho continue to clobber us in Refuge Game Night games.
I would like to thank Dot Bot for providing A+ service in Culture for the past term. I don't know what she did, but certainly we have more culture in Refugia because she exists.
Welcome Wanderbuff, Erthrea, Nerag, Bibstrd, Timberfien (nice name!), Ohuyur, and Gerbil Kriopia to Refugia! I hope you enjoy your stay. If it applies to you pay attention to the rest of this message:
If you have any questions about the region or how NationStates works feel free to leave it here on the RMB! You can also join our Discord server found at the top of the page within our region description. We're all friendly and don't bite!
If you haven't already, consider joining the World Assembly (located on the left sidebar) which will allow you to become a Member State! Member States are able to get a spot on our map (link in the region's description), vote in regional polls, and even run for office when elections come up! If you're not interested in that, that's completely fine! We're a chill laid back community and we aim to make everyone's experience here as wonderful as possible.
Hey everyone! I know I'd promised to write up an IFV a few days ago and try to get on top of the queue. I didn't have consistent access to electricity for the better part of a week, and I've been sick the last couple of days. I really do feel bad about not keeping up with WA happenings, especially when XKI guru and friend of the show HumanSanity has a liberation at vote which you should all absolutely support. As I get caught up on things and feel better, I hope to be better about staying engaged with the WA, and I hope others will join me in those conversations.
For now, I want to talk briefly about the Whistleblower Protection Act currently at vote. I'm not up for doing a long writeup on it, but here are the things to watch. The definitions are a bit rough, which seems to be a trend in the GA these days - "whistleblower" is done broadly enough to work, but it only applies to illegal - and not unethical - matters. "Media outlet" is very very broad and would seem to encompass... anything which displays information to the public? Media outlets (or the reporters publishing for them) seem hardly distinct from individual whistleblowers, but I'm not too bothered by that. 2(a) has either a typo or a strange choice of verbiage when it excepts information whose "breakdown would result in the breakdown of territorial integrity or loss of life for those involved."
The more significant faults come in section 5. The inclusion of "non-violent" in 5(a) appears to limit what types of crimes can be disclosed, which seems like kind of a bad idea? 5(b) is trying to bar pornographic materials but also prevents child labour in commercial applications from being revealed. 5(c) is painting a pretty big stroke when it only allows the publication of crime victims' names with their consent, limiting coverage of murders where the victims are unable. 5(d), depending on how it's interpreted, could be used to punish whistleblowers under the argument that going to the press before the authorities constitutes withholding information.
I'm going against this one based on the multitude of potential flaws, but it's possible I'm not being fair in my reading of these passages. Let me know if you disagree with this interpretation.
I appreciate all the things you caught. When the proposal went up for vote, I had only done a quick reading of it for another server. While I'd noticed the issue with 5(a) as it seems to be the most glaring one, I had overlooked several others. When I thought there was only one potentially problematic issue with one specific clause, I was willing to overlook it for the apparent good in the rest of the resolution.
With the information you've provided, along with a more ideological argument I recently read elsewhere, I've changed my vote to against. I think this simply suffers from too many issues, most notably unnecessary wording that explicitly creates problems.
On a more personal note, welcome back! I'm happy your power is back on and you've begun feeling a little better <3
Morning! Iím Aramantha, or Ara for short, I usually talk on Indimu although I have been known to accidentally send messages on Pluvie in the past. I love everyone here and Iím here to make sure the region stays safe and happy :3 Oh and I am also of course (lemme see if I can remember them all) an enby, flower, cat girl, fox, dragon, time traveler, spectre of hearts and if I remember correctly, a dolphin! Hope youíre having a wonderful day!
Hi! I'm Melenavenia or as some know me, Raskuly! I'm the current Councillor of Interior though not for much longer because I'm term-limited and my final term ends at the end of this month. Now, tell us a little bit about yourself!
The American school system.
You can stay for as long as you want but I'd prefer other region's troubles stay off of the RMB if possible unless it's a diplomat saying it. Thank you!
Hi! I am Bit Foxling, the leader of Floofybit! We are known for out lush forests with red foxes and the best bakery you will ever see! (Rated 8.4/8 bits, a world record) But enough about the country and more about me. My real name is Bit, actually, and I like doing the sports wrestling and jiu-jitsu. I like playing Geometry Dash, Clicker Heroes, Terraria, and any others that sound fun. My usernames for everything are 8BitFoxling. I have a genetic disorder that only 15 people have, have gotten two heart surgeries, bladder surgery, calf surgery, had hypospadias, and had toe surgery, but that's not that interesting. I love nationstates and everyone is Refugia and try keeping my citizens healthy, and the environment clean. I also don't pronounce the g's in ing. It's annoying. Anyways yeah, that's me, Bit Foxling.