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Biasaran wrote:I feel like there is supposed to be a tom and jerry scream. I also feel like something is burning. I also also feel deja vu.

I'm experiencing vuja de: the feeling I've never been here before.

Yenanhara

Hello nations of 10,000 Islands!

Following the recent proposal for the WA General Assembly, my executives have analyzed the proposal and we have written a paragraph explaining why this proposal should not make it past the voting stage. Please give it a read and feel free to debate it. We hope that we can maybe help change your mind on the matter.

Sincerely,
Nathanial Lazarus
King of Kananji

The most recent proposal for the WA has a lot of gray area that could cause economic issues. Section 3 states that "Members must ensure that medications are priced in a way that allows all residents to afford all the medications they require while maintaining an adequate standard of living."

By this logic, what if a resident is completely broke? Would that mean that a nation must supply that drug for free? This would cause a huge rise in taxation and would force other residents, who worked hard to earn the money they have now, to pay for some homeless man's medication. While this in itself is not necessarily a bad thing, you should not force them to use their money for this if they do not wish to. In addition, what if the resident can barely make ends meet, and the rise in taxation causes them to lose their home or cause them to go hungry? It simply violates the right of the people! There are plenty of charity organizations that provide money for accessible medication, it doesn't need to be a worldwide requirement.

We hope that this dispatch helped change your mind or point you towards the correct vote.

Sincerely,
Nathanial Lazarus,
King of Kananji

Christopher Paris
Head of Economics

Ryan Thompson,
Head of Public Safety and Welfare

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Kananji wrote:Hello nations of 10,000 Islands!

Following the recent proposal for the WA General Assembly, my executives have analyzed the proposal and we have written a paragraph explaining why this proposal should not make it past the voting stage. Please give it a read and feel free to debate it. We hope that we can maybe help change your mind on the matter.

Sincerely,
Nathanial Lazarus
King of Kananji

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=511541

yeah that changed my mind

Yenanhara

The united nations of gamers wrote:yeah that changed my mind

We are obligated to vote 😥☹️

Kananji wrote:Hello nations of 10,000 Islands!

Following the recent proposal for the WA General Assembly, my executives have analyzed the proposal and we have written a paragraph explaining why this proposal should not make it past the voting stage. Please give it a read and feel free to debate it. We hope that we can maybe help change your mind on the matter.

Sincerely,
Nathanial Lazarus
King of Kananji

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=511541

The united nations of gamers wrote:yeah that changed my mind

I guess my thing got removed, so I re-posted the text on a nation dispatch (check the edit)

New leahrocind

Kananji wrote:Hello nations of 10,000 Islands!

Following the recent proposal for the WA General Assembly, my executives have analyzed the proposal and we have written a paragraph explaining why this proposal should not make it past the voting stage. Please give it a read and feel free to debate it. We hope that we can maybe help change your mind on the matter.

Sincerely,
Nathanial Lazarus
King of Kananji

The most recent proposal for the WA has a lot of gray area that could cause economic issues. Section 3 states that "Members must ensure that medications are priced in a way that allows all residents to afford all the medications they require while maintaining an adequate standard of living."

By this logic, what if a resident is completely broke? Would that mean that a nation must supply that drug for free? This would cause a huge rise in taxation and would force other residents, who worked hard to earn the money they have now, to pay for some homeless man's medication. While this in itself is not necessarily a bad thing, you should not force them to use their money for this if they do not wish to. In addition, what if the resident can barely make ends meet, and the rise in taxation causes them to lose their home or cause them to go hungry? It simply violates the right of the people! There are plenty of charity organizations that provide money for accessible medication, it doesn't need to be a worldwide requirement.

We hope that this dispatch helped change your mind or point you towards the correct vote.

Sincerely,
Nathanial Lazarus,
King of Kananji

Christopher Paris
Head of Economics

Ryan Thompson,
Head of Public Safety and Welfare

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Well said Nathanial

Kananji wrote:Hello nations of 10,000 Islands!

Following the recent proposal for the WA General Assembly, my executives have analyzed the proposal and we have written a paragraph explaining why this proposal should not make it past the voting stage. Please give it a read and feel free to debate it. We hope that we can maybe help change your mind on the matter.

Sincerely,
Nathanial Lazarus
King of Kananji

The most recent proposal for the WA has a lot of gray area that could cause economic issues. Section 3 states that "Members must ensure that medications are priced in a way that allows all residents to afford all the medications they require while maintaining an adequate standard of living."

By this logic, what if a resident is completely broke? Would that mean that a nation must supply that drug for free? This would cause a huge rise in taxation and would force other residents, who worked hard to earn the money they have now, to pay for some homeless man's medication. While this in itself is not necessarily a bad thing, you should not force them to use their money for this if they do not wish to. In addition, what if the resident can barely make ends meet, and the rise in taxation causes them to lose their home or cause them to go hungry? It simply violates the right of the people! There are plenty of charity organizations that provide money for accessible medication, it doesn't need to be a worldwide requirement.

We hope that this dispatch helped change your mind or point you towards the correct vote.

Sincerely,
Nathanial Lazarus,
King of Kananji

Christopher Paris
Head of Economics

Ryan Thompson,
Head of Public Safety and Welfare

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As an explanation, yes I imagine that if someone was totally broke, this resolution would require a medication to be given for free. I would argue that an increased tax rate is preferable to people dying due to not being able to afford the meds they need. From an economic perspective, dead people will never pay taxes, alive people might in the future.

As a counterpoint to some of your arguments, nations are free to structure their tax systems as they see fit. Nothing in this proposal forces you to tax your poorest citizens more to pay for it. I would suggest only increasing taxes on higher incomes if this is a concern for you.

Xanthorrhoea wrote:As an explanation, yes I imagine that if someone was totally broke, this resolution would require a medication to be given for free. I would argue that an increased tax rate is preferable to people dying due to not being able to afford the meds they need. From an economic perspective, dead people will never pay taxes, alive people might in the future.

As a counterpoint to some of your arguments, nations are free to structure their tax systems as they see fit. Nothing in this proposal forces you to tax your poorest citizens more to pay for it. I would suggest only increasing taxes on higher incomes if this is a concern for you.

What defines "higher income"? Also, like I said there are lots of charity programs for helping people afford medication. And even if I limited taxing to higher-income people, it still plays on the point "why should I force other people to pay for my healthcare?" If they want to help people pay for healthcare, they can, and most do!

Can we have political WA arguing in Discord / our forums so RMB wont be filled with it... Thank you :)

Kanta Hame wrote:Can we have political WA arguing in Discord / our forums so RMB wont be filled with it... Thank you :)

n o (jk, I actually made a post on the forum and discord already :) )

Kananji wrote:What defines "higher income"? Also, like I said there are lots of charity programs for helping people afford medication. And even if I limited taxing to higher-income people, it still plays on the point "why should I force other people to pay for my healthcare?" If they want to help people pay for healthcare, they can, and most do!

Id say we have a fundamental disagreement about how to fund healthcare in countries. Youre free to your opinion.

From my personal perspective, a healthcare system that relies on charitable donations is neither stable nor sustainable.

From a societal perspective, preventative medicine is cheaper than treating severe conditions. Id say its overall cheaper for a government to provide cheaper access to medications early, than have to find a way to deal with chronically untreated conditions. As an example, look at the cost of healthcare in the US vs other developed nations.

From an ethical standpoint, Id argue a society should provide support to its citizens. To choose between letting someone die from untreated diabetes vs increasing taxes, Id choose the latter.

As I said, I suspect you and I have a fundamental disagreement about how healthcare should work. Vote the way you see fit :)

Kanta Hame wrote:Can we have political WA arguing in Discord / our forums so RMB wont be filled with it... Thank you :)

Sorry, posted before I saw your reply, Ill shift the conversation elsewhere

Yenanhara

Kanta Hame wrote:Can we have political WA arguing in Discord / our forums so RMB wont be filled with it... Thank you :)

Discord is much better for talk than here

Kanta Hame wrote:Can we have political WA arguing in Discord / our forums so RMB wont be filled with it... Thank you :)

The Secretariat has published a voting overview for Commend Nephara:


Current Proposal: Commend Nephara

Overview

Proposal:
This proposal aims to commend Nephara for their championship titles in the World Cup and in multiple other football tournaments. Additionally, it recognizes their well organized foorball league pyramids and their efforts to educate newer players.

Opinions:

For:

Electrum wrote:Nephara's a very good roleplayer. Happy to see this come to vote.

Indusse wrote:The Nominee is commendable and I've been knowing them since I've been in the NSS Community. Full Support.

Apatosaurus wrote:Never heard of the nominee until now. Looks well written so support.

Against:

The Secretariat was unable to compile any opinions against.


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Welcome to XKI Wakoan Isles of sealand Crystelania Toromaxin Lower triland Franklinboro The napoleonic states Cobinodiland Pupritures beyheria. I hope you have pleasant stay here. You can talk your region members here :)

There are few common self rules like no spamming aka double posting, be nice to each other etc. The WFE (big txt box in top of our regions main page contains lots of useful information like this

10000 Islands Regional Message Board Etiquette

The RMB (or Regional Message Board) is the common property of everyone in 10000 Islands. When posting on it, please observe these rules:

1. The RMB (or Regional Message Board) is the common property of everyone in 10000 Islands, and posts on the RMB should be PG-13 in nature and relevant to the wider community whenever possible. The XKI RMB is not a chat-board of the sort that appears as a quick moving sidebar on many games, or on YouTube channels, etc. The XKI RMB is designed for substantive posts and community discussions, government announcements, nation introductions and updates, and is an area where nations may ask questions and get answers relating to the game.

The RMB should not be monopolized by a few, for extended conversations, to the exclusion of everyone else. This sort of one-on-one chatting should be moved to the regional Discord server or conducted using the NationStates telegram feature.

2. Racist, homophobic, or generally intolerant comments directed at another group or individual, be they political or social in nature, are not acceptable in the RMB. This applies to everyone, regardless of political stripe or perspective.

NationStates is a political game, and political conversations in the RMB are frequent. If you disagree with someone, make your case by presenting a different set of ideas, not by attacking the individual with whom you don't agree. Flaming and trolling (posts designed specifically to incite controversy, bait others, or create negative discourse) are also expressly forbidden forms of posting.

3. Roleplay is not permitted in the 10000 Islands RMB

Occasionally posting in-character (from the perspective of your nation's leader), presenting IC updates from your nation, or posting national factbooks, is permitted and encouraged in the XKI RMB.

However, when in-character exchanges occur between two or more people, this moves into the realm of roleplay, which is not permitted in the XKI RMB. If you wish to proceed with an in-character exchange with another nation or nations, please move the conversation to the A Taco Archipelago RMB, which exists solely for the purpose of RMB RP activities.

4. Spamming, filler posts, obscene language, and multi-posting are not permitted

Spamming will include any nonsense posts or posts that contribute nothing to the regional conversation or the discussion at hand. Posting for the sake of posting or for attention, gibberish, posting in all caps or using bold or underlined text unnecessarily all fall into this category, and are not permitted. Quoting spam posts by another user perpetuates the spam problem and will be considered spamming as well.

Double or triple posting (posting two or more comments consecutively) is also not allowed. The posting window on each comment has an EDIT feature. If you find you have more to say after posting in the RMB, simply add to your first post instead of making a second, unless replying to a post from someone else after yours.

5. Recruiting and region linking is not permitted

Promoting movement out of XKI to another region is against regional RMB rules. This will also include doing so by linking to another region in the RMB, using code. This is particularly true of linking to raider regions in the XKI RMB, which should never occur. You are welcome to mention other regions in the game, but please do not create hotlinks.

Nations posting from outside XKI are expected to follow regional RMB rules.

Special thanks to Kuriko for writing, and Free las pinas for formatting.
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It also has useful links like our forums and Discord to help you get more involved with out community and optional things to do :)

Also join WA (world assembly) page=un so you can endorse our WA delegate Wischland and other WA members of our region. That makes our region strong and secure.

With that i wish you all good night :)

144 messages. You reduce it iff you endorse our wischi friend and not enemy Vichy France Wischland

Yenanhara

Yenanhara wrote:I ate a AMONG US Donut

Seriusly*

for those two words, I am officially declaring war

I truly have some important announcements to make:
The first nation that ever existed was a nation known as [Violet], a sentient robotic AI who manages the website with an iron fist and a spider eye.
There are ways to go past 0 culture.
Issue 1380, previously not known has been addressed, but Trotterdam and Valentine-Z have not recorded it (yet)
The XKI RMB should be treated with very little scuffedness, and among us jokes shall be terminated.

East Asia and the Pacific Islands wrote:I truly have some important announcements to make:
The first nation that ever existed was a nation known as [Violet], a sentient robotic AI who manages the website with an iron fist and a spider eye.
There are ways to go past 0 culture.
Issue 1380, previously not known has been addressed, but Trotterdam and Valentine-Z have not recorded it (yet)
The XKI RMB should be treated with very little scuffedness, and among us jokes shall be terminated.

ok

Nakashoma

East Asia and the Pacific Islands wrote:I truly have some important announcements to make:
The first nation that ever existed was a nation known as [Violet], a sentient robotic AI who manages the website with an iron fist and a spider eye.
There are ways to go past 0 culture.
Issue 1380, previously not known has been addressed, but Trotterdam and Valentine-Z have not recorded it (yet)
The XKI RMB should be treated with very little scuffedness, and among us jokes shall be terminated.

Wut?

Nakashoma

Also the quote of the day: If you change you mindset, you have the ability to change the world.
- Anonymous

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