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Postby dj_venom » Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:31 am

I'd buy the bottled air, but I spent all my money on square wheels. :(
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Postby dj_venom » Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:45 am

Sorry to double post, but I have to quote this.

Ecklopia is ranked 15th in the region and 95,383rd in the world for Healthiest Nations.


Now, that sounds good. :rolleyes: 15/15 in the region, and 95,383/103,763 in the world... I should have known removing all laws relating to the dumping of waste was a bad idea. :(
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Postby Chimaera182 » Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:53 pm

dj_venom wrote:Now, that sounds good. :rolleyes: 15/15 in the region, and 95,383/103,763 in the world... I should have known removing all laws relating to the dumping of waste was a bad idea. :(


LOL well duh. :p

The Issue
Scientists at a private medical research laboratory have announced that they have produced a drug which will combat Qasama's most notorious malady - Spon Plague.

The Debate
"This pill is the only known and unknown cure for the Spon Plague!" proclaims Professor Larry Dredd, the inventor of the cure. "But if we are to go ahead with the production of this drug, we must get some government support. We're set to make a fortune from this drug - the money we earn will help us develop even more cures for other as-yet untreatable diseases. Some people won't be able to afford it of course, but hard cheese on them: they should have got a paying job while they were still capable."
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"That's a disgraceful way to think!" says equal rights activist, Elizabeth Utopia. "So the people who need the most help shouldn't get any? I propose that the government subsidises the production of all drugs so everyone can benefit from them, rich or not! That way the money-hungry corporations won't profit from the suffering of the masses. Of course there will be the matter of a small tax rise to fund it - but what's that when lives will be saved?"
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[color="Red"]"I can't believe what I'm hearing," deplores well-respected religious leader, Alexei Jong-Il. "If God didn't want people to have this disease he wouldn't have created it in the first place. This is completely against the will of God and if the government allows this drug to go on sale we will all be doomed to an afterlife in a dark and fiery place! Now let's end this madness and abolish the production of pharmaceuticals and drugs altogether!"[/color]
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:rolleyes: I used to wonder about this, actually; how religious people could justify the use of drugs and medicine to cure illnesses if their God created those illnesses. Ah, well; I should expect as much from someone named Jong-Il. :p I'm going option 2. And it's a shame this issue hadn't come up yesterday; I might've been higher than 7th for healthiest denizens.

And what was that business about the best weather? How are we supposed to even control that? And what constitutes "best weather?" I was ranked 14 in that; did that mean my country saw more rain than normal? Cuz that's freaking great weather if you ask me. :rolleyes:
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Postby dj_venom » Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:49 am

Maybe it's linked to your health. If the cats and dogs are healthy, it's great weather... if it's raining unhealthy animals, that's just unpleasant.

And as much as I despise it, I've legalised grafitti.
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Postby Chimaera182 » Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:45 am

Some graffiti can be quite nice, depending on the artist(s). That's why I paused over that issue. But I was only getting the option of either legalizing it or banning it completely, and I'm not willing to ascribe culture to that sort of thing. Besides, legalizing it would probably result in buildings everywhere being tagged with ridiculous stuff that not only lacks creativity but is just offensive.
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Postby dj_venom » Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:53 am

I have nothing wrong with the idea of 'street art', some of it can look good...however, if it's not your property, you have no right to do something to it (unless of course the owner wants you to). Pro-grafitti people say they're 'expressing' themselves... well if I damage your property, and you have to pay thousands to clean it, will you mind?
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Postby Darzog » Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:39 am

I just had some poor soul suggest prohabition! :eek: :speech: :eek: :speech: :speech: :mad:

Instead I made killing someone while driving drunk a capital offense. :D

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Postby Lestat » Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:23 pm

Well, all I can say is that holidays seem to be bad for your economy... :(
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Postby TonyMontana1638 » Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:24 pm

Lestat wrote:Well, all I can say is that holidays seem to be bad for your economy... :(

*nods* Happened to me too. :mad:
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"Be furious you're going to die."
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Postby JonIrenicus » Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:42 pm

Here is another update:

The Dominion of Yola Cocaine is a very large, economically powerful nation, renowned for its absence of drug laws. Its hard-nosed, hard-working population of 178 million enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Education, although Social Equality and Defence are on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 80%. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Gambling.

Voting has become a nightmare since everyone keeps selecting "None of the above", armed police units patrol the roads late at night, strict term limits have been applied to all elected offices, and the Yola Cocaine Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon'. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is a serious problem, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. Yola Cocaine's national animal is the Raptor, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Cheeze.

Yola Cocaine is ranked 390th in the region and 14,759th in the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
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Postby Darzog » Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:59 pm

JonIrenicus wrote:Yola Cocaine is ranked 390th in the region and 14,759th in the world for Largest Gambling Industry.


And why praytell aren't you a member of Symistan?

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Postby JonIrenicus » Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:11 pm

Symistan? Is that where all you guys are?
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Postby TonyMontana1638 » Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:12 pm

JonIrenicus wrote:Symistan? Is that where all you guys are?


Yessir.
"Be thankful you're healthy."
"Be bitter you're not going to stay that way."
"Be glad you're even alive."
"Be furious you're going to die."
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Postby JonIrenicus » Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:24 pm

Location: Symistan

I am there now. ;)

P.S. Should I join the UN now?
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Postby Darzog » Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:35 pm

I've never gotten the full scoop how the UN impacts your country. Like if they abolish slavery will you not get any issues with that as an option, or will that option not be available, etc. So I haven't joined.

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Postby JonIrenicus » Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:44 pm

Well that could suck if you need an issue to help your country.
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Postby dj_venom » Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:13 pm

When I checked it out, there seemed to be a lot of right-reducing legislation, being passed. Being the hippy that I am, I hate the establishment.

@Lestat: Your avatar is freaking me out.:laugh:
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Postby Chimaera182 » Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:13 pm

I agree, Venom. What the heck is that, Lestat? :p

Okay. Well, this morning I just decided that slavery was okay, apparently, since I said that instead of castrating sex offenders, we should send them--and all criminals--to work as forced labor for companies. Gosh my people must hate me; so much for the People's Republic. :rolleyes:

dj_venom wrote:I have nothing wrong with the idea of 'street art', some of it can look good...however, if it's not your property, you have no right to do something to it (unless of course the owner wants you to). Pro-grafitti people say they're 'expressing' themselves... well if I damage your property, and you have to pay thousands to clean it, will you mind?

No, that's exactly how I feel. I understand. But that was bound to be one of those issues where if I said "legalize graffiti" it would lead to some very crappy result, but making it illegal makes it so we imprison those who do it.

Darzog wrote:I just had some poor soul suggest prohabition! :eek: :speech: :eek: :speech: :speech: :mad:

Instead I made killing someone while driving drunk a capital offense. :D

Lmao Prohibition? You won't catch me going for that. The Emperor's liquor cabinet is the size of Yankee Stadium. :laugh:
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Postby dj_venom » Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:54 pm

Apparently, it's a salt vampire.:laugh:

I did too, which is partly why I wanted to legalise it :D .

the capital of Ecklopia has burned to the ground and caused riots throughout the country, and graffiti graces every city's streets


I thought I'd throw in the bit before, just to let everyone know that my troubled teens are out there spray painting over the ashes.

I've dismissed stacks of ideas, because if I've thought it trampled rights, it's out the door.
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Postby Chimaera182 » Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:57 pm

dj_venom wrote:the capital of Ecklopia has burned to the ground and caused riots throughout the country, and graffiti graces every city's streets.

Holy crap! :eek: Well, the latter part was predictable, of course, but... what on earth did you do to get your capital burned to the ground? And with your country in such turmoil... um... I'll be right back...

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