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Discussion in 'All Other Games' started by Fanatic Noob, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Abaddon

    Abaddon Deity

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    3/ "I can't believe what I'm hearing!" exclaims environmental activist Miranda Trax. "Tree museums? Police funding? Don't it always seem to be the case that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone? We're talking about natural treasures and you're talking about destroying them. Is there anything that you can build that can really be better than nature? We should put a stop to all encroachment into natural areas. Think about it for a moment!"
     
  2. Fanatic Noob

    Fanatic Noob King of Noobism

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    5 days ago: Following new legislation in Civ Players, the government is notorious for leaving citizens with almost nothing from their inheritance.
    The average income tax rate is 56%, and even higher for the wealthy.

    New Issue:
    Supreme Court Nomination
    The death of 108 year old Supreme Court Justice Billy Dredd has created an opening on the bench. Below are the possible nominees.

    1/ Randy Mistletoe, the Former CEO of Civ Players Products, says "I have long sat by and watched our government vicously attack the big businesses in this country. The government has no right to control businesses and I will adopt that position in all of my judgements."

    2/ Reverend Beth Jefferson is nominee #2. The Reverend says "I am sick and tired of the liberals in this country ruining our family values. Every day they assault our basic sense of decency. You must vote for me to keep our families safe. Think of the children!"

    3/ Gay Activist and former Senator Jazz Spirit is nominee #3. "Our people aren't happy, we need more freedom, we need more civil rights. We must keep the government out of the bedroom. We must respect people's right to privacy and remember that personal relations are just that, personal."

    4/ Environmental Activist Randy McAlpin argues, "Our government has been constantly violating Mother Earth and her rights, all our politicians talk about are civil rights, civil rights this, civil rights that, blah blah blah. We aren't important, what is important is the Earth!"

    5/ The last nominee is the retired Five Star General Jack Fellow. "We are ridiculed throughout the international community for our low quality weaponry, our police and military numbers are not sufficient. Our military must be protected from both constitutional and civilian oversight. They should be given money, and a free hand."

    6/ Finally, a tomato flies by your head flung by an angry protester. "We want to elect our own judges! This is a democracy! More power to the people! We don't want a lapdog! Separation of Powers! Get the government out of the judicial system!" He chucks another tomato at you before security escorts him out of your private office.
     
  3. Ceoladir

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    6/ Finally, a tomato flies by your head flung by an angry protester. "We want to elect our own judges! This is a democracy! More power to the people! We don't want a lapdog! Separation of Powers! Get the government out of the judicial system!" He chucks another tomato at you before security escorts him out of your private office.
     
  4. Abaddon

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    6/ Finally, a tomato flies by your head flung by an angry protester. "We want to elect our own judges! This is a democracy! More power to the people! We don't want a lapdog! Separation of Powers! Get the government out of the judicial system!" He chucks another tomato at you before security escorts him out of your private office.
     
  5. Fanatic Noob

    Fanatic Noob King of Noobism

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    12 days ago: Following new legislation in Civ Players, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt.

    New issue: Referenda: Are they Right For Civ Players?
    After the Parliament of Civ Players recently passed a controversial law that polls have shown to be very unpopular with the public, a group of concerned citizens has called for mandatory referenda for all laws passed before the state.

    1/ "We want real democracy, and we want it now!" proclaims Roger Winters, spokesperson for special interest group 'Direct Democracy Now!' "The fact that this latest law went through has proven that voting for a Parliament every four years is obviously not enough. Laws must be passed by the masses - that is the only way we can be sure that the will of the people is truly being enforced! We must have mandatory referenda for ALL new laws."

    2/ "Don't listen to these demagogues!" implores one of your top advisors, Clint Mistletoe. "This is a ridiculous and dangerous idea! Referenda are costly and inefficient, and a direct threat to the fine institution that is our Parliament. What do you think we have the Parliament for anyway? Our citizenry nowadays don't know what's good for them. They're too busy milling around at the mall and buying sneakers WITH LIGHTS IN THEM. More control needs to be given to our qualified, intelligent--and most of all INFORMED--politicians."

    3/ "Referenda are a good idea in principle, but to make them mandatory for each and every law is simply impractical," states Political Scientist Roger Wu. "Representative democracy exists because direct democracy would never work in practice in a large society such as Civ Players. Just think of all the bureaucracy and expense that would go into it! I suggest that referenda be allowed, but only if at least a third of voters sign a petition requesting one. That should be a nice balance between democracy and practicality."
     

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