Hello everyone! So today, I’m posting a poll instead of a Biweekly Game. Please check it out and vote, your input is much appreciated!
Hi, everyone! The results from our poll are in! The first option won with almost all of the votes, 24 of them to be exact. This means that our Biweekly Games will still be held as usual, but the results will now just be posted in Strawberry Hill. So stay tuned, our next game comes out next Sunday! And please make sure to check the Strawberry Hill RMB often if you’d like to participate in the Games, because that’s where all the announcements will be posted from now on. Thanks!
Well, I'm not dead, just graduation week happened. Sorry for not communicating this, I just thought that I would have time to do last week's debate, which I did not. At least I now have my High School Diploma! Anyways, let's look at the SCOTUS this week:
"What is your opinion on Dept. of Commerce v. New York and Rucho v. Common Cause?"
To Clarify, Dept of Commerce v. New York is about the citizenship question in the 2020 US census, while Rucho v. Common Cause is about political gerrymandering.
Dept. of Commerce v. New York: https://www.subscriptlaw.com/blog/dept-of-commerce-v-ny
Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek: https://www.brennancenter.org/legal-work/common-cause-v-rucho
"Gerrymandering Explained" with CGP Gray: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mky11UJb9AY
Well, it sounds like there's another round of protests in Hong Kong, and so I thought I'd ask you guys a speculative question:
"What should Hong Kong's future be?"
Recent News on Hong Kong:
The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/10/world/asia/hong-kong-china-protests-explained.html
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*Quick announcement, I'm going on a family roadtrip, so after this week, there will be no new topics for the next two weeks until at least the 7th of July.*
This week's topic is following news that is somewhat buried, and is hard to find really good sources for reference, but here we go:
"What do you believe will happen in South Sudan following the Coup D'etat by the military?"
To clarify, this will be speculation and educated guessing.
Hello everyone! A little while ago, I informed you that we here in Strawberry Hill would no longer be posting our Biweekly Games in embassy region RMBs. However, this resulted in a very low game turnout. So, I’m posting one last reminder to hopefully encourage a higher turnout. Please check out the Strawberry Hill RMB for more information, as that is where all game postings will take place from now on.
Hello, good citizens of the ASoNEU! I am proud to announce that I will officially be creating the map today! Claim your spots here!
May I please claim modern day Sweden
I would like to claim modern day Norway
May I claim the borders of modern day France?
I would like to claim modern day Spain please
And I would like modern day Italy please and thank you
I would like to claim modern day Germany for Bagaria and the Czech Republic for East Bagaria
I am alive! The road trip was fun and I even learned a bit more about my family history when visiting relatives. Anyways, this week's debate feels like it might be a bit mild, but I might be wrong:
"Should inmates (including those that would not be released without pardon or commutation) be allowed to take college-level classes and work towards degrees while incarcerated?"
USA Today: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/no-girls-parties-cellphones-californias-prison-inmates-are-getting-bachelors-degrees/ar-AAEe8sx?ocid=spartanntp
The Hechinger Report: https://hechingerreport.org/will-thousands-of-prison-inmates-lose-access-to-college/
Well, I'll keep this brief since I still have to study for the college math placement test this week:
"What should happen with the governor of Peurto Rico?"
USA Today: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/newsus/the-people-of-puerto-rico-are-angry-here-is-whats-fueling-a-major-protest-planned-for-monday/ar-AAEEDcY?ocid=msn360
The New York Times: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/newsus/defying-protests-gov-ricardo-rossello-of-puerto-rico-says-he-will-stay-on/ar-AAEFMY0?ocid=msn360
OK, just a short, easy debate this week:
"What is your opinion on the 'Positive Ticketing' campaign in Tempe, AZ?"
USA Today: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/follow-the-law-get-pulled-over-why-a-police-plan-to-ticket-drivers-backfired-in-arizona/ar-AAF26ym?ocid=spartanntp