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What does everyone think of the Access to Abortion bill in the WA? I personally oppose it because it looks like it would force governments to provide funds for abortion, and while our nation is mostly pro choice we only want to give government funds to abortions that occur because of Rape, incest, fetal abnormalities and danger to the mother's life.

His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of Nagakawa has arrived in Bastiat, accompanied by Her Imperial Majesty the Empress. He extends his warmest wishes to all other nations participating in the games.

HIM the Emperor, who turns 61 in August, ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne on the 1st of December in 2008, upon the death of his father, Emperor Kōhaku. His ascension marked the end of the Kōhaku Era (光博時代) and the beginning of the present Inma Era (韻眞時代).

The Emperor’s eldest son, HIH Crown Prince Ayahito, will be competing in the archery category of the Oatland Summer Games.

Franche Comte wrote:What does everyone think of the Access to Abortion bill in the WA? I personally oppose it because it looks like it would force governments to provide funds for abortion, and while our nation is mostly pro choice we only want to give government funds to abortions that occur because of Rape, incest, fetal abnormalities and danger to the mother's life.

We currently have three bills on the books addressing the topic. It's purely a badge hunt at this point.
And it doesn't even force governments to fund abortions because you can completely nullify that requirement by taxing the funding at a 100% rate. And there no way around it because domestic tax policy is protected under another resolution.

Was there a covid outbreak at the Summer Olympics?

"Welcome back to ANN's Coverage of the 2020 Oatland Games, Im Pierre Edelson, Rifle Shooting, Decathlon, Gymnastics, and Weightlifting. The results of these events going to be reveled tomorrow, But before we can get at that we have a story for you. We Go to Gladys for the story"

"23 year old Rene Dubanowski, is one of the strongest athletes in the strongest sport in Anacin. She is an intersting person as well and been sponsored by the largest gun maker in Anacin, ABAMCoR, but that dosen't stop her from looking back on here humble beginnings"

"I almost didnt go into shooting guns, my sister almost killed me with my parents gun. You know that white line o the side of my head, that is the scar that was left and had me traumatized for 5 years. It took a cope years of therapy and sh** to fully get back to myself. that was 10 years ago" Rene Dubanowski

"There's a lot more coming on a special report at 11pm here on ANN, back to you Pierre"

"That is it for news today, tune in tommrow for the results of Rifle Shooting, Decathlon, Gymnastics, and Weightlifting. Good night."

Tronna wrote:Was there a covid outbreak at the Summer Olympics?

No. Because Oatland doesn't have poopy countries that hide major disease outbreaks for months. >:c

"This is Delphi Bergit once again at the Oatland Games, where while we wait for the action for the Rifle Shooting event to resume, presumably held up according to my sources by the athletes receiving a shipment of defective competition rounds, the issue laying in malformed primers and undersized flash holes. The Oatland Games Interregional Committee is supposedly looking into replacing the ammo so the games could get underway, meeting with arms manufacturers from across Oatland as well as participating nations to get a rush order out.
Needless to say representatives The Onigiri Enclave was quickly ejected from said meeting when Colonel Weyl Nantessa, a high ranking officer of their 13-member Support Infantry Division and sister of the CEO of The Bunny Fire's largest firearms manufacturer Mysterium Arms Pria Nantessa suggesting offering the games ammunition from Mysterium Arms at rate. The only problem with this was the ammunition was massive 48x256mm depleted uranium rounds, and the colonel also included the railguns to fire them in her offer, claiming the rounds and guns the competitors normally used weren't fit for squatting mosquitoes. When an official from Nagakawa at the meeting pointed out the recoil, even with a magnetically-propelled round, according to Lenz's Law, would likely shatter all the bones in the athletes' ribcage and arms at the very least with a single shot, not to mention the bullet would completely obliterate the target the athlete would be shooting at, the backstop behind it, and most likely punch through and lay mass destruction down its trajectory for the next several miles and cause severe collateral damage, as well as the latent radiation and incendiary effects of DU, to which Colonel Nantessa looked at them with a confused look before telling them in bold terms with all seriousness, 'Um... you don't know how guns work. Guns are the shooty things that make the other guy dead. This is a bullet. It's what goes in the gun. Those things you have our athletes using are toothpicks that would bore any sane baby in ten seconds flat. I mean, honestly, I would have offered bigger bullets, but this is for fun.' Moments later Onigiri Enclave emissary Data Breach was said to have face-palmed, er, face-hoofed so hard she got a concussion and had to be taken to a local hospital in Bastiet for evaluation, and was released later that day.
After the incident and removal of Colonel Nantessa, the meeting went much smoother, as nations and arms manufacturers offered to help to get the games back on track by supplying replacement guns and ammo for the rifle shooting event. Among such offers is Fishy Apples' own Pupfish Arms willing to supply the games with our own Pupfish Arms HB3 Bolt-Action Rifles and the corresponding .303 rounds it uses.

In news more relevant to the athletes themselves, while we continue to wait for rifle shooting event to proceed, we bring you a short interview with Holly Blossomforth, one of Fishy Apples' best markswomen and now considered a regular here at the Oatland Games, having now made five appearances in three years, this year competing for her sixth time, but not once winning a medal, which has started to result in people from all over including our own Fishy Apples giving her a most onerous title here at the games; 'The Little Bridesmaid,' always showing up, but it's never her special day."

Delphi: "So, this is your fifth Oatland Games, and your sixth time competing, having competed in the biathlon three times before, archery once, and rifle shooting last year as well. You're quickly becoming one of most recognizable faces here despite not yet winning a medal. How does that make you feel?"
Holly: "Well, I come here to not only represent our nation and The Bunny Fire, but to challenge myself, and let me say, each and every time there are many amazing sharpshooters out there that always just barely edge me out. I know in a way that answer sounds like a cop out as to why I still haven't won yet despite my great shots and accolades back home, to which I will add I can guess some of it can be layed at my fins. In the biathlon, I focus so much on my shooting my skiing could use more work, and I don't have to remind you of the extra challenge of skiing on one limb, but I don't practice on proper snow enough to get the times I need. Meanwhile here on the range, where none of that matters, all I can say is I got outplayed last year. I couldn't even claim it was competing in front of a foreign crowd on foreign soil, because I've been here four times already, and now this is my fifth, so if I come home empty, the only one to blame is me and the fact I could have done better for you."

"You can Holly, as well as her teammate Dusty Tatin, in the rifle shooting event, here at the 2020 Oatland Summer Games!! We'll be back when more news comes out of Bastiet, so until then, this has been Delphi Bergit, FAWN Sports!!"

We have today's results!
For the decathlon, the gold was Harbir Singh of The Great Bhutan taken while silver went to Red Halivista of Fishy Apples and bronze was taken by Ramir Ashad if The Great Bhutan.
in gymnastics the gold went to Park So-Yon of Hyon Delta while silver was taken by Ayame Yoshikage of Fishy Apples and bronze by Anne Van Pan of Vernalo
in weightlifting Gérald Van De Grand of Finmany took the gold, Fagnru Kumar and Yangchen, both of The Great Bhutan took the silver and bronze respectivly.

Aclion wrote:We have today's results!
For the decathlon, the gold was Harbir Singh of The Great Bhutan taken while silver went to Red Halivista of Fishy Apples and bronze was taken by Ramir Ashad if The Great Bhutan.
in gymnastics the gold went to Park So-Yon of Hyon Delta while silver was taken by Ayame Yoshikage of Fishy Apples and bronze by Anne Van Pan of Vernalo
in weightlifting Gérald Van De Grand of Finmany took the gold, Fagnru Kumar and Yangchen, both of The Great Bhutan took the silver and bronze respectivly.

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78% of sloths die by mistaking their arm for a branch and then falling to their death.

Procrasta Nation is making efforts to protect own national animal from itself by making their arms a distinguishing colour to try to detour this behaviour. This is the saddest news to surface in Procrasta Nation since the “incident”...

Aclion wrote:We have today's results!
For the decathlon, the gold was Harbir Singh of The Great Bhutan taken while silver went to Red Halivista of Fishy Apples and bronze was taken by Ramir Ashad if The Great Bhutan.
in gymnastics the gold went to Park So-Yon of Hyon Delta while silver was taken by Ayame Yoshikage of Fishy Apples and bronze by Anne Van Pan of Vernalo
in weightlifting Gérald Van De Grand of Finmany took the gold, Fagnru Kumar and Yangchen, both of The Great Bhutan took the silver and bronze respectivly.

GET IN THEY GÉRALD

Aclion wrote:We have today's results!
For the decathlon, the gold was Harbir Singh of The Great Bhutan taken while silver went to Red Halivista of Fishy Apples and bronze was taken by Ramir Ashad if The Great Bhutan.
in gymnastics the gold went to Park So-Yon of Hyon Delta while silver was taken by Ayame Yoshikage of Fishy Apples and bronze by Anne Van Pan of Vernalo
in weightlifting Gérald Van De Grand of Finmany took the gold, Fagnru Kumar and Yangchen, both of The Great Bhutan took the silver and bronze respectivly.

"Welcome Back To ANN's coverage, So far in these games, Anacin has yet to receive a medal. We would like to congratulate The Great Bhutan for there 4 medal in 3 events, an interesting feat "

~footage of the Oatland Games 2018 Winter Games opening ceremonies from news outlets out of Aclion plays, focusing attention on Holly Blossomforth of Fishy Apples; Murdertron 5000, Line-Item Deducter X-4, and Shinzō Ayami from The Onigiri Enclave, and the participants of Revolutionary equestria~
~transition to clips of Lily Normande's controversial stunt, her comments on pro-human bias, and the impact of this~
~jump cut to the 2020 Oatland Summer Games gymnastics where Ayame Yoshikage is on the podium, winning silver, the first nekomimi athlete to win a medal at the Oatland Games~

"This is Delphi Bergit, live at the Oatland Games, where history has been made, as while we celebrate the outstanding victory of gold medal winner Park So-Yon of Hyon Delta who left all of the competition in the dust with their all-around score, its who is standing on the silver medal podium that is garnering just as much attention tonight, because after Fishy Apples athlete Lily Normande made a rigmarole about the lack of non-humans winning medals, finally a non-human athlete wins a medal!! Ayame Yoshikage, a young nekomimi from Setsuna City, this is her second time at the games, but clearly her efforts have paid off with massive returns. Everyone back home, including her family and the children she supervises at her cheerleading camp will be ecstatic at this historic moment!! Let's go around to our junior correspondents for several reactions."

"Thank you Delphi!! Mari Sato here with Lily Normande to ask what she thinks now that there has been the games' first non-human medal winner here."
Lily: "...Huh, they just had to go an' prove me wrong, an' after all this fuss too. Kinda' feel silly, now that I think about it."
"So, no more hard feelings?"
Lily: "Guess not..."
"Seems like things are smoothing out here in Bastiet, but I here Yoshikage-san has some adoring fans back in Setsuna City, and for that, let's join my colleague Bill Ted at the Yoshikage Cheer Camp."

"Bill Ted here talking with the kids here that attend Yoshikage-san's camp, and when they saw her results online, there was cheering of a different kind. Let's ask a few kids about what is going through their minds right now about their mentor."
Kid 1: "Yoshikage-san is SO cool!! I can't believe she won silver!!"
Kid 2: "Ah' want ta go ta the Oatland Games when ah' grow up just like Ms. Yoshikage."
Kid 3: "I don't know what all the excitement is about, seeing as Ms. Yoshikage isn't actually the first non-human to win a medal at the Oatland Games, or has everyone forgotten the freestyle skiing silver medal won by Orangefields from the now-since devastated nation of Revolutionary equestria?!"

~rapid jump-cuts of awkward silence and confusion among all parties~
Delphi: "...uuuuhhhh?!!"
~camera catches The Onigiri Enclave emissary Data Breach in the background busting out laughing upon hearing this~
Delphi: "......F-!!" ~technical difficulties~

"Alright, Delphi Bergit, back after... a surprising development. How did we all miss that?!! Now we ALL feel silly in taking that proverbial victory lap, but still, we can't take away the fact our own Ayame Yoshikage managed to win silver, which is still a victory in of itself, and in all our pomp, we did forget the efforts of Anne Van Pan of Vernalo whom she beat to get to this place, and to that we apologize.
Another disservice was pushing aside the other events' coverage that happened the same day, as we had yet another silver medalist, this time in decathlon runner Red Halivista, who put up the best scores in the running events and long jump, but was simply outclassed in the throwing events and the high jump events by this year's gold medal winner Harbir Singh of The Great Bhutan, while a solid performance on the pole vault helped catapult Ramir Ashid of The Great Bhutan to a bronze medal alongside his teammate Harbir.
The third and final even to take place was the weightlifting event, which was the one event Fishy Apples decided to bow out of this year. Here longtime participant Finmany of Christmas acquired another shiny ornament when Gérald Van De Grand won gold. Meanwhile, The Great Bhutan seems to be setting themselves up to be a dynasty this year, taking silver and bronze with their impressive technique.
While we still haven't word when rifle shooting will be able to resume competition, we can say this year's Oatland Games are shaping up to be an exciting one, and at this presumptive halfway point, let's total up the current medal count for everyone:

The Great Bhutan: 4 - 1G, 1S, 2B
Fishy Apples: 3 - 1G, 2S
Hyon Delta: 1 - 1G
Finmany: 1 - 1G
Aclion: 1 - 1S
Procrasta Nation: 1 - 1B
Vernalo: 1 - 1B

It seems Fishy Apples and The Great Bhutan are neck and neck for the lead in the medal right now, but as we quite hilariously found out today, ANYTHING can happen at these games. Tune in next time!! This has been Delphi Bergit, FAWN Sports!!"

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11 hours ago: The howling barge of dying babies ceased to exist.
sigh

Not to be that guy, but I feel like we should just give the position of censor to These United Socialists. Another election is going to piss people off. Let’s just have the regional games and have a good time.

Aclion wrote:11 hours ago: The howling barge of dying babies ceased to exist.
sigh

What is going on this is right now

This is quite the predicament.

If we were to assume that this counts as a resignation of their position and continue based on that, either we'll go onto another long process of elections, or just simply appointing one. The latter process I'm not sure about because It does contradict the Constitution.

Mondlicht States wrote:This is quite the predicament.

If we were to assume that this counts as a resignation of their position and continue based on that, either we'll go onto another long process of elections, or just simply appointing one. The latter process I'm not sure about because It does contradict the Constitution.

We've had people die and come back before, let's see what happens.

Lennia wrote:We've had people die and come back before, let's see what happens.

Quite possible. Let's give the Barge some time in case they resurface back from the water, since I hear a lot of gargling in the water off the coast.

On another note, while they stay submerged, someone's gonna have to stand in for them.

Here are the results for todays events:
In equestrian sports Paul Stripe of Keyyn took the gold while Mandy Baldwin of Fishy Apples took the silver and Akira Oribe of Nagakawa took the bronze.
In swimming Céline Berlioz of Aclion took the gold, while Semyon Owlerski Anacin took the silver and Kazunari Ōsugi of Nagakawa took the bronze
In Archery Audre Jamba Adesina of Hyon Delta took the gold while Adam Stallion of New order of Equus took the silver and Toshiyuki Murakami of Nagakawa took the bronze

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