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Melicorium wrote:Amerion FOR SUPREME LEADER DELEGATE!

BEAR THE FLAG! >:(

Follow what Supreme Leader says in the Racoon Temple!

Minions, assorted Dissidents, and Fellow South Pacificans

As you will have no doubt deduced from the existence of this campaign, it is my hope to serve you as Supreme Leader / Malevolent Dictator Delegate.

*you may now rejoice at this announcement*

I first graced the South Pacific with my divine presence in the year of our Admiral General, 2017, and have since grown fond of its well-intentioned if not slightly absentminded minion population. Over the course of the last three years, this amusement has born fruit in the form of service as Chair of the Assembly and Prime Minister, among several other delightfully productive bureaucratic positions — all while maintaining an iron grip on all those who would oppose my righteous rule as Supreme Leader.

The Delegacy is our most revered of offices; the mechanical power it wields is unrivalled and it requires an individual who commands the utmost trust of our region. I believe as evidenced through my record of service that I have both the temperament and experience to serve the South Pacific as Supreme Leader and I very much hope you believe this too and will pledge your undying loyalty accordingly.

Yours evilly,

His Supreme Majesty of all Ice Cream, Admiral General Dentist Doctor Stewie G., the Magnificent Ultimate Leader of all of NationStates, King of Kings, Democratic President and Prime-Minister-For-Life, Invincible and All-Triumphant Lord Commander of the South Watch, Chief Ophthalmologist and board-certified Dermatologist to the South Pacific Special Forces, Brilliant Genius of Humanity and Balderans, Noble Prize winner in everything but Peace, and Benevolent Oppressor and Ruthless Protector of the Expendable People of Amerion.

It is my intention to deliver a 'State of the Region' address every two months. Drawing on the significance of the Delegacy as the Head of State of the South Pacific, this message will be a comprehensive summation of everything the Cabinet has accomplished over the previous months and a preview of what the government hopes to achieve.

Much like the State Opening of Parliament in the United Kingdom or the State of the Union in the United States, this event will be full of pomp and circumstance. I pledge to dress up in the finest material known to man as I type it up. There will be festivities to accompany the speech and we shall pardon a regional troublemaker as a sign of our benevolence. Or perhaps we shall banish one to the Rejected Realms, or worse, to Balder (*clutch my pearls at the thought*). We can decide on which later on.

Fostering a well-informed community is a critically important function of any government official and this can be achieved with regular updates on regional activity.

I have previously done something similar with two publications, the Coco Weekly and the Weekly Herald, and it is something I believe can be replicated on a bigger scale with a Delegate's Digest — a compendium of what government has been doing over the past week.

The Office of WA Legislation (OWL) is a fantastic program currently spearheaded by Aumeltopia and United States of Vietnam. Although in its infancy, this initiative will allow our WA population with a democratic say in how the Delegate votes in the World Assembly. It is a scheme and a process which I fully endorse and I hope to have the pleasure of working with OWL in the future to ensure our presence—the second-largest Delegate vote in NationStates—is well-utilised.

The brainchild of our current Delegate and Racoon-Overlord, Aumeltopia, Endorsement Days have become a staple of our WA culture. As a member of the Council on Regional Security, I can attest to its effectiveness and as a region, we see sizable increases in our cross-endorsement rates. This culture of endorsement is one which I would very much like to continue to nurture.

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The divide between the gameside and forumside communities is one which has been a constant topic of discussion for more than half a decade. I am of the belief that while there is much to be said and indeed to be celebrated about our Coalition, we should appreciate that there are notable differences between these communities which have grown organically in their respective domains (the RMB and the forum/Discord). It would be unwise to champion forcing one to migrate to another for the sake of a uniform membership. South Pacificans have chosen to frequent where they frequent because it is where they are most comfortable and this is a fact of the game which we should acknowledge.

However, that is not to say that more cannot be done to bridge the divide. I hope to work with the Local Council (Auphelia and Proctethia) as well as with our Ministry of Regional Affairs to formulate a set of policies which can aide in integrating our newer members into our community. I cannot promise that this will be tremendously successful — historically, much has been said and little has been accomplished in this regard — but I can assure you that this will be a priority of my autocracy.

(Un)fortunately, I have experience of battling through the Lazarus Crisis of 2017 so I understand the importance of the Delegacy and the need to have a strong defence to guard against a rogue-Delegate. The Council on Regional Security have made some commendable moves towards the latter in recent months; transitioning to a Dynamic Endorsement Cap and implementing the South Pacific Coral Guard. It is our aim to have all eligible members of the Coalition sign up to serve as members of the Coral Guard and attain significant numbers of endorsements and influence.

On this note, the need to shorten the distance between the Delegate and the Council has been raised by some of the more security-conscious members of our region and this is an issue I hope we can address in the coming term. To that effect, I intend on regularly reminding our World Assembly members to endorse the Council and the Coral Guard (these reminders will likely coincide with the region-wide telegrams for Endorsement Days). Proactively engaging with our membership on this issue will go a fair distance in making our region even more secure than it currently is. I do so very much dislike cringeworthy phrases but it is something to celebrate and take pride in the fact that we have the oldest extant democracy in NationStates and we should do all that we can to safeguard it.

Change your nation's pretitle to "Amerion for Supreme Leader 😈";
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Admiral General Amerion needs your help to defeat those who oppose his candidacy for Supreme Leader Delegate! Will you help make the dreams of many minions a reality? If you would like to make a contribution to the Vote Admiral General for Supreme Leader for Life Super Political Action Committee, please send your hard-earned Drama Llamas to the following totally-real and not non-fictional bank account.

In accordence with Article 2, Section 4 of the LinkElections Act, the following information constitutes my Declaration of (Potential) Conflict of Interests:

I have at one time or another been a citizen of the North Pacific, the South Pacific, the East Pacific, the West Pacific, Lazarus, the Rejected Realms, Osiris, and Europeia.
I presently hold citizenship in the South Pacific and Lazarus.

Humane Republic of Lazarus
(2015-2017)

Celestial Union of Lazarus
(2017)

LazCorp
(2018-Present)

The South Pacific
(2018-Present)

Deputy Speaker
Speaker
Security Councillor
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Minister of Regional Affairs
Vice Delegate
Delegate

Head of State

Justice*

Chair of the Assembly
Cabinet Advisor*
Admiral General of the South Pacific Special Forces*
Prime Minister
Council on Regional Security*
Senior Moderator*

* Currently serving as
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Proctethia wrote:BEAR THE FLAG! >:(

Follow what Supreme Leader says in the Racoon Temple!

Minions, assorted Dissidents, and Fellow South Pacificans

As you will have no doubt deduced from the existence of this campaign, it is my hope to serve you as Supreme Leader / Malevolent Dictator Delegate.

*you may now rejoice at this announcement*

I first graced the South Pacific with my divine presence in the year of our Admiral General, 2017, and have since grown fond of its well-intentioned if not slightly absentminded minion population. Over the course of the last three years, this amusement has born fruit in the form of service as Chair of the Assembly and Prime Minister, among several other delightfully productive bureaucratic positions — all while maintaining an iron grip on all those who would oppose my righteous rule as Supreme Leader.

The Delegacy is our most revered of offices; the mechanical power it wields is unrivalled and it requires an individual who commands the utmost trust of our region. I believe as evidenced through my record of service that I have both the temperament and experience to serve the South Pacific as Supreme Leader and I very much hope you believe this too and will pledge your undying loyalty accordingly.

Yours evilly,

His Supreme Majesty of all Ice Cream, Admiral General Dentist Doctor Stewie G., the Magnificent Ultimate Leader of all of NationStates, King of Kings, Democratic President and Prime-Minister-For-Life, Invincible and All-Triumphant Lord Commander of the South Watch, Chief Ophthalmologist and board-certified Dermatologist to the South Pacific Special Forces, Brilliant Genius of Humanity and Balderans, Noble Prize winner in everything but Peace, and Benevolent Oppressor and Ruthless Protector of the Expendable People of Amerion.

It is my intention to deliver a 'State of the Region' address every two months. Drawing on the significance of the Delegacy as the Head of State of the South Pacific, this message will be a comprehensive summation of everything the Cabinet has accomplished over the previous months and a preview of what the government hopes to achieve.

Much like the State Opening of Parliament in the United Kingdom or the State of the Union in the United States, this event will be full of pomp and circumstance. I pledge to dress up in the finest material known to man as I type it up. There will be festivities to accompany the speech and we shall pardon a regional troublemaker as a sign of our benevolence. Or perhaps we shall banish one to the Rejected Realms, or worse, to Balder (*clutch my pearls at the thought*). We can decide on which later on.

Fostering a well-informed community is a critically important function of any government official and this can be achieved with regular updates on regional activity.

I have previously done something similar with two publications, the Coco Weekly and the Weekly Herald, and it is something I believe can be replicated on a bigger scale with a Delegate's Digest — a compendium of what government has been doing over the past week.

The Office of WA Legislation (OWL) is a fantastic program currently spearheaded by Aumeltopia and United States of Vietnam. Although in its infancy, this initiative will allow our WA population with a democratic say in how the Delegate votes in the World Assembly. It is a scheme and a process which I fully endorse and I hope to have the pleasure of working with OWL in the future to ensure our presence—the second-largest Delegate vote in NationStates—is well-utilised.

The brainchild of our current Delegate and Racoon-Overlord, Aumeltopia, Endorsement Days have become a staple of our WA culture. As a member of the Council on Regional Security, I can attest to its effectiveness and as a region, we see sizable increases in our cross-endorsement rates. This culture of endorsement is one which I would very much like to continue to nurture.

Link

The divide between the gameside and forumside communities is one which has been a constant topic of discussion for more than half a decade. I am of the belief that while there is much to be said and indeed to be celebrated about our Coalition, we should appreciate that there are notable differences between these communities which have grown organically in their respective domains (the RMB and the forum/Discord). It would be unwise to champion forcing one to migrate to another for the sake of a uniform membership. South Pacificans have chosen to frequent where they frequent because it is where they are most comfortable and this is a fact of the game which we should acknowledge.

However, that is not to say that more cannot be done to bridge the divide. I hope to work with the Local Council (Auphelia and Proctethia) as well as with our Ministry of Regional Affairs to formulate a set of policies which can aide in integrating our newer members into our community. I cannot promise that this will be tremendously successful — historically, much has been said and little has been accomplished in this regard — but I can assure you that this will be a priority of my autocracy.

(Un)fortunately, I have experience of battling through the Lazarus Crisis of 2017 so I understand the importance of the Delegacy and the need to have a strong defence to guard against a rogue-Delegate. The Council on Regional Security have made some commendable moves towards the latter in recent months; transitioning to a Dynamic Endorsement Cap and implementing the South Pacific Coral Guard. It is our aim to have all eligible members of the Coalition sign up to serve as members of the Coral Guard and attain significant numbers of endorsements and influence.

On this note, the need to shorten the distance between the Delegate and the Council has been raised by some of the more security-conscious members of our region and this is an issue I hope we can address in the coming term. To that effect, I intend on regularly reminding our World Assembly members to endorse the Council and the Coral Guard (these reminders will likely coincide with the region-wide telegrams for Endorsement Days). Proactively engaging with our membership on this issue will go a fair distance in making our region even more secure than it currently is. I do so very much dislike cringeworthy phrases but it is something to celebrate and take pride in the fact that we have the oldest extant democracy in NationStates and we should do all that we can to safeguard it.

Change your nation's pretitle to "Amerion for Supreme Leader 😈";
Upvote this dispatch;
Change your flag to the Support Amerion for Supreme Leader Flag!

Link

Admiral General Amerion needs your help to defeat those who oppose his candidacy for Supreme Leader Delegate! Will you help make the dreams of many minions a reality? If you would like to make a contribution to the Vote Admiral General for Supreme Leader for Life Super Political Action Committee, please send your hard-earned Drama Llamas to the following totally-real and not non-fictional bank account.

In accordence with Article 2, Section 4 of the LinkElections Act, the following information constitutes my Declaration of (Potential) Conflict of Interests:

I have at one time or another been a citizen of the North Pacific, the South Pacific, the East Pacific, the West Pacific, Lazarus, the Rejected Realms, Osiris, and Europeia.
I presently hold citizenship in the South Pacific and Lazarus.

Humane Republic of Lazarus
(2015-2017)

Celestial Union of Lazarus
(2017)

LazCorp
(2018-Present)

The South Pacific
(2018-Present)

Deputy Speaker
Speaker
Security Councillor
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Minister of Regional Affairs
Vice Delegate
Delegate

Head of State

Justice*

Chair of the Assembly
Cabinet Advisor*
Admiral General of the South Pacific Special Forces*
Prime Minister
Council on Regional Security*
Senior Moderator*

* Currently serving as
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No.
I’m just going to make a special version of my own flag, but in support for Amerion. ;)

Melicorium wrote:No.
I’m just going to make a special version of my own flag, but in support for Amerion. ;)

You disrespect Supreme Leader's work?!?! >:O

Proctethia wrote:You disrespect Supreme Leader's work?!?! >:O

Fine, fine...

Melicorium wrote:Fine, fine...

Good, good... >:)

Make sure to pay your drama llamas into the bank of llama!

Hey friends, i hope your days so far are going better than me juggling my economy about.

Here's a new article from the Southern Journal by our dear Rabbitz:

High Court Activity

By Rabbitz

Since early May, the High Court of TSP has seen an unusual spike in activity including, but not limited to the delivering of sentence cases, a new form for case submissions, and, astonishingly, a new appointment to the High Court. The most peculiar part of this spike, however, is that it took so long for sentence cases to be issued for two court cases.

During a Discord interview with Chief Justice Kringalia, he answered my question over why it took so long to give sentence cases to the court cases of New Haudenosaunee Confederacy vs. Concrete Slab, submitted November 28th, 2018, and Roavin vs. Aav Whitehall, which was submitted July 30th 2019:

“While the Judicial Act does say that a sentence must be delivered separately from a verdict, the Court had missed that particular provision and was operating under the understanding that it was all one single process. That is why sentences were delivered as part of the verdict not only for Concrete Slab, but also for Aav Whitehall. The issue was pointed out later on, but 2019 was a very difficult year and as a result barely any work was done. In the past few weeks I decided that it was time to get the Court's affairs in order, which led to the posting of all pending sentencing cases in coordination with Justice Nat.”

How did this judiciary requirement get missed when the court cases were going through the motions? The Southern Journal recognizes that real-life priorities come first before NationStates-related priorities. However, Kringalia promised that he’ll clean up the High Court and get everything up and running again.

Also in the High Court, Chief Justice Kringalia recently announced that a Case Submission System has been completed which allows a user to input the details of a court case, then auto-generate the code for it. This makes drafting a court case much easier, and allows all those submitting cases to meet the standard of what a court case should look like.

Finally, Ebonhand has recently been appointed as a High Court Justice as of June 7th, 2020. This appointment was soon followed by the resignation of long-standing Justice, Rebeltopia, who announced that his resignation was due to real-life affairs. Ebonhand had this to say about the appointment:

“I filled out the application in mid-March and thought nothing of it. I had always enjoyed the court functions of TSP going back to my days as a law clerk under Kringalia in 2017. Flash forward to mid-May, I was informed that my application would be moving forward by the Cabinet and there was a certain feeling of shock and awe when I was told, because I had forgotten about the application to some extent, and the high court has a strong reputation of hearing cases and delivering verdicts (all in a professional manner), so the notion I would be joining them was a feeling of preparation. Since I have joined the court I have jumped in literally headfirst into the work present for me, which the region will see soon.”

In summary, the High Court has seen more than its fair share of action lately with a revival of proper court procedure and an exciting new appointment.

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Please upvote!

okay, i'm joining in on the whole election hype thing. :)

Kedjens wrote:okay, i'm joining in on the whole election hype thing. :)

Good job, comrade.
Amerion shall win!

Good morning TSP! I just dropped my dog off at the groomer and he's going to be there all day. I don't know what I'm going to do with myself ;-;

Oh look, another TSJ article:

Rabbitz Wins June Chair Election

By Erinor

As well as the most contested Cabinet election in recent years, last month also saw an election for Chair of the Assembly after the conclusion of a successful term by newly-elected Minister of Military Affairs, FiHami. Due to be opened at the same time as the Cabinet election at the very start of the month, excitement over the former caused the Chair election to be overlooked and was delayed until 15th June. Despite this, there were a number of strong nominations put forward straight away, with many seeking a return of Council on Regional Security member and former Chair, Amerion.

With Amerion declining his nomination, and many speculating (correctly, it would seem) that they had their eye on the July Delegate election, it was up to Rabbitz and Royaltica to step up to the plate and run for this vital position within the Coalition. Whilst Rabbitz had just recently run for the position of Minister of Regional Affairs and currently held the position of Local Councillor, neither candidate had held an elected office in the forumside government and so there was much interest in their campaigns.

Both campaigns focused heavily on the basics of the job and on maintaining administrative standards from previous terms. Royaltica’s campaign was notable for its simplicity and clarity, especially in light of their relative newness to the region and to our electoral system. It was, however, Rabbitz’ relatively higher experience and familiarity as a regional name that won the day, with them achieving seven more approvals than their opponent and officially became Chair of the Assembly on 23rd June.

Since taking up the role of Chair, Rabbitz has been following through on their campaign promises by ensuring that their first vote went through in a timely fashion and the amendments were filed appropriately - something that hasn’t always been the case in past Chairs. This publication hopes to see Rabbitz improving their skills whilst in this role and continuing to serve the Assembly with pride.

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Please upvote!

Ah...🤗 hello dear Pacificans.
I come with great remorse and respect ✊.

Si-topia wrote:Good morning TSP! I just dropped my dog off at the groomer and he's going to be there all day. I don't know what I'm going to do with myself ;-;

You could mas- I mean make music or something. You can always do it! With loops and sheer luck!

i want to die

Kerlodia wrote:You could mas- I mean make music or something. You can always do it! With loops and sheer luck!

i want to die

I’m not sure if that’s suggestive sexual language.

[snip because Proctethia is angry]

Melicorium wrote:I’m not sure if that’s suggestive sexual language.

And I’m pretty sure you shouldn’t tell people you want to commit suicide.

Again... 2020 me is stupider than before

Good morning or good afternoon wherever you are (idk where some of you are from so that’s why lol)

Good morning, TSP

Brypefereets wrote:Good morning or good afternoon wherever you are (idk where some of you are from so that’s why lol)

That would be morning for me. Good morning to you, Brypefereets.

Post by Kedjens suppressed by Proctethia.

Kit Kats wrote:Good morning, TSP

Good morning KitKats.

Melicorium wrote:I’m not sure if that’s suggestive sexual language.

How is mastering the arts of being patient sexual?

Melicorium wrote:
And I’m pretty sure you shouldn’t tell people you want to commit suicide.

No. No. No. That is incredibly wrong.

If you want to commit suicide, you SHOULD speak out.

It's best to speak to a therapist, but just speaking to people can help.
Just because we're not specialists, doesn't mean we can't help. A therapist is better help but we need to help the best we can.

Telling a suicidal person you shouldn't speak out is a HORRIBLE thing to do.

Think before you post.

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Good, Insightful and Timely | Year 18 | 23 June 2020
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Starting this week, the South Pacific Independent News Network (SPINN) will begin accepting submissions for opinion columns as part of its Random Musings publication. Columns will be published on Wednesdays, sometimes alternating with issues from Marvelous Journey.

Submissions should adhere to the following guidelines:

• Length: They must have a length of 300-600 words.
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Kit Kats wrote:Good morning, TSP

Good morning, delicious chocolate wafer bars!

Proctethia wrote:How is mastering the arts of being patient sexual?
No. No. No. That is incredibly wrong.

If you want to commit suicide, you SHOULD speak out.

It's best to speak to a therapist, but just speaking to people can help.
Just because we're not specialists, doesn't mean we can't help. A therapist is better help but we need to help the best we can.

Telling a suicidal person you shouldn't speak out is a HORRIBLE thing to do.

Think before you post.

Oh my god yes. When people don't or can't get a therapist, sometimes an rmb with a bunch of political nerds and edge lords can save someone's life. This place is nothing to an outsider, but to someone who's life was saved here, this place is home. The lamp shades, stolen or not, given to you when you arrive tell you someone cares. The government tells you you can lead something if you try hard enough. The late night rp is fun to watch, and the way everyone celebrates Pride all year round is just another reason to stay. It's not a permanent solution, but is a step for some who really really really really want to get better.

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