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Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:00 am
by dj_venom
Uhh... this is going to sound stupid... but I chose the option presented by a criminal in jail. It was that the government has no right to say what people can and can't burn.

The public just wanted to be allowed to burn flags, but in my opinion, in for a penny, in for a pound.:laugh:

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:08 am
by Chimaera182
dj_venom wrote:Uhh... this is going to sound stupid... but I chose the option presented by a criminal in jail. It was that the government has no right to say what people can and can't burn.

The public just wanted to be allowed to burn flags, but in my opinion, in for a penny, in for a pound.:laugh:

ROFL! Oh, my goodness. Dude, I will never stop laughing at that. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:10 am
by dj_venom
:o Not sure what it was that convinced, but he was very persuasive. Maybe it was his finishing comments of 'BURN! EVERYTHING MUST BURN!'.*shrugs* :D

Great, the healthiest nations stat came up again. Since then we've had 3 more join the region, so now I'm 18/18 :( .

And if that wasn't enough, it seems I'm being made the butt of jokes:
1. "The solution is clear," says environmental activist Zeke Broadside. "Wind turbines and solar power stations are the cleanest there are. We must switch power production to forms of renewable energy, that will never run out. The only minor problems are that wind farms will take up a great deal of space and of course we can't exactly rely on the weather. It isn't as though we control it. But think of how much healthier people will be without all that pollution!"
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2. "Wind power? Solar collectors? Bah! Have you ever wondered when the least amount of strain is placed on the national grid? WHEN THE SUN IS SHINING!" exclaims Southern Ecklopia Electra official Faith Dredd. "We need power under our control, and cheaply. Coal has been the cheapest and most abundant power source for ages. We don't need this airy fairy wind malarky when we have cheap and reliable power available for all. True, pollution will be a bit on the heavy side but I'm sure that's only a minor problem, with how well funded our health system is!"
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3. "Now the way I see it is that it's either green, expensive, and sprawling; or compact, polluting and cheap. Wouldn't it be nice if we had the best of both worlds? Well, we can!" claims fission technician Stephanie Hendrikson. "Nuclear power is reliable, clean, and although it isn't cheap, it won't break the bank. There is a risk of deadly meltdown, but this is relativly small, and the only people who could be against this are anti-nuclear protesters, but what do we care about those tree-hugging hippies?"
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Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:52 am
by Chimaera182
I'm 6th, and I just had an issue which might harm my standing as a healthy nation. Eckie Ecola wanted to put hallucenigens in their sodas. An opponent to that said it would be stupid as she, as a nurse, is busy enough with a bunch of other cases that she doesn't need to deal with people dumb enough to drink the soda. And the third option--i went with this one--was to legalize all drugs and the government can sell them all; sure, the health rate will drop, but everyone will be too doped up to care. :laugh:

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:48 am
by dj_venom
:eek: And here I was thinking they had somehow based that name of the drink on my country, it was freaky.

And I find this quite coincidental, perfect timing in fact, and it's great to be recognised for it too:
Ecklopia is ranked 1st in the region and 4,265th in the world for Most Politically Free Nations.
:D

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 3:47 am
by Zukker
Muwhahahaha
Klagstorp is ranked 1st in the region and 6,870th in the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.


moved to Symistan yesterday :) )

and those dam god lovers are at it again :rolleyes:

1. Catholic Archbishop Billy-Bob King: boasts an excellent track record, having rapidly increased church attendances in his constituencies through the "Reaching God Through Guilt" program. Seen as a solid choice.

2. New Age thinker Billy-Bob Jong-Il: a left-field candidate with some radical ideas. "For me, it's not about the name of your religion. It's about discovering your spirituality in whatever guise that takes. Some people call that a cult: I call it taking spirituality to the people."

3. Finally, there's Thomas Li. "If I am awarded the appointment, I will immediately resign," the ex-schoolteacher has declared. "Because, frankly, God is a big load of hokey. I'll be doing everyone a favor by just shutting up about it."


nr.3 clearly =)

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 3:48 am
by dj_venom
Wondering when you'd sign up mate.

I've seen you reading the thread a few times, so I was surprised you hadn't posted here yet. Good to have another onboard, welcome to SYM. :)

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 7:56 am
by Chimaera182
Ever since I legalized all drugs, my country's been under attack by giant purple spiders. :o

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:55 pm
by Chimaera182
Yes, I'm double-posting. The thread died.

Power To The People?

The Issue
Several underground organisations in Qasama have recently been spreading discontent throughout the populace about not being able to vote.

The Debate
"We demand the power to rule the country the way we want!" cries Prudence Nagasawa while being dragged before you in chains. "Too long have you and your dictatorial government been allowed to control our lives! The right to vote in a fair and free election is all we crave! You can take our lives, but you'll never take our souls! Elections for Qasama!"
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"If you'll take my advice, we should just send these crazies down to the dungeons," murmurs Billy King, one of your political advisors. "If we let them spread this propaganda we'll soon have a revolution on our hands! We should crack down on these groups, and ban non-governmental political organisations to keep the people from getting too frisky with their pitchforks."
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"There's no need to be quite so dramatic," assures Pete Jones, your minister of Silly Walks as he pinwheels past. "We could let them have their way a little, just to keep them happy, you know? We could give them the right to vote, but not the right to run for office. Then we could just pick out the candidates we wanted and they could choose! We've been doing this for years, we don't want some uppity new bloke trying to tell us what to do."
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That last option looks familiar. And since it works so well, I'm going with it.

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:07 pm
by Phreddie
Should I slaughter everyones first bornes on live TV? :D

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:08 pm
by TonyMontana1638
Phreddie wrote:Should I slaughter everyones first bornes on live TV? :D


You'd better pay-per-view that stuff, man. :laugh:

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:13 pm
by Phreddie
Nah, free public television for my Komrades. Instead I just outlawed sacrificing...

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:11 am
by Zukker
Chimaera182 wrote:
"There's no need to be quite so dramatic," assures Pete Jones, your minister of Silly Walks as he pinwheels past. "We could let them have their way a little, just to keep them happy, you know? We could give them the right to vote, but not the right to run for office. Then we could just pick out the candidates we wanted and they could choose! We've been doing this for years, we don't want some uppity new bloke trying to tell us what to do."
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That last option looks familiar. And since it works so well, I'm going with it.


Ah indeed, works for me aswell :D