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  1. Xerox Prime

    [PASSED] Internet Neutrality Act

    The clarification is appreciated. I may reconsider, not that it matters.
  2. https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=407300 Will either make a new thread (bad idea, probably), or edit the old one like I did here.
  3. Xerox Prime

    [PASSED] Internet Neutrality Act

    The issue with "net neutrality" is that, in the way in which the resolution outlines it, it is very, very vague and broad. What if a department of education wants to block certain websites on its computers? What about parental controls? At its core, Nationstates is a government / nation simulator, and not a people simulator. Those nations that already provide Net Neutrality will gain absolutely nothing, as this resolution only repeats existing laws (or lack thereof). What this does, is it forces corporations, governments, etc. to provide access to *everything*, including sensitive information. This is incredibly broad and vague. It's like trying to promote free expression by forcing everyone to walk around naked. You're completely right about Badger. Our votes can't compete with his 500+. And he seems to have already decided his position.
  4. Trimmed, and failed with ~80 votes (wasn't online for the exact number). Will revise and resubmit once I'm settled into a new region. Thank you for the suggestions!
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    [PASSED] Internet Neutrality Act

    The main issue with the wording, as you said, is that the wording is very broad. There are obvious issues with banning all internet restrictions (education systems restricting access to computer games on their computers). My personal issue with this is that there's just no benefit. The nations that support this likely already provide Internet neutrality, and so would not benefit from this. The nations opposing this likely do not provide Internet neutrality, and so would only have more policies imposed on them by the WA. There's no benefit.
  6. Xerox Prime

    Latest batch of proposals in queue

    World Assembly Central Medicinal Database and Reforms Compact failed after reaching around 75-80 votes. I am not sure of the exact number, as I wasn't online for when it died. It was entirely my fault for not campaigning this whatsoever after it was submitted. Still, I don't find it entirely bad for my first proposal, which also lacked a campaign :). Will probably resubmit (with revisions and a campaign) after the Internet Neutrality Act leaves the floor, however that may be, and after getting settled into a new region.
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    [PASSED] Internet Neutrality Act

    Just as a warning, Google Translate does a poor job of grammar.
  8. Xerox Prime

    [PASSED] Internet Neutrality Act

    #LiKETotaLlyDO0dWOOPRoLfMAoW zRocksiZASSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. Xerox Prime

    [PASSED] Internet Neutrality Act

    Xerox Prime (New York Times Democracy) approves this resolution. The approval of our delegate, and others, will hinge entirely on whether or not they already provide Internet Neutrality.
  10. Xerox Prime

    [PASSED] Internet Neutrality Act

    My main point was not that democracies=net neutrality, while autocracies=no net neutrality, though that is fairly common. The point that I was trying to make was that the supporters of this resolution will gain nothing from it, as they already provide net neutrality, while the biggest opposition will come from those most affected by it. The only possible effects of this resolution, logically, will be negative, and fall entirely on the opposition to this resolution. The supporters will already provide net neutrality, and so will not be affected, positively OR negatively. It's zero sum. There is no possible benefit for the nations of the World Assembly (WA). The only ones that benefit are the citizens, and the citizens are not represented in this game :).
  11. Xerox Prime

    [PASSED] Internet Neutrality Act

    As I wrote previously: This is the interesting thing about this resolution. If you already provide net neutrality to your citizens, then this basically does not affect you. It will be in line with your own policies, so you will support it. These are the democracies. If you do not already provide net neutrality to your citizens, then this strongly affects you. It will not be in line with your own policies, so you will oppose it. These are the autocracies. So, basically: The strongest opposition to this resolution will be from those that it affects the most. Its strongest support will come from those that it does not affect whatsoever. I think that the implications are obvious. Interesting, no?
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    [PASSED] Internet Neutrality Act

    Internet Neutrality Act: Highly Technical Review --------- Below is the analysis of the Xeroxian Union World Assembly Committee: I personally find this proposal to be very interesting for several reasons. I will also state the position of Xerox Prime on this resolution: 1. The proposal both increases personal freedoms of the citizens, while limiting the freedoms of the governments of nations (and those that control them). Allow me to explain. This resolution will prevent governments from limiting the Internet content accessible by their citizens. This, obviously, increases the personal freedoms and economic productivity of individual citizens. However, at the same time, it limits the freedom of governments to dictate the Internet freedoms of their citizens. 2. This resolution will have the greatest effect on the nations most likely to oppose it. This is very interesting. If you are a democracy with no internet restrictions, then this will not affect you in the slightest. It just reinforces already existing laws. Therefore, you are likely to support it. HOWEVER, if you are a psychotic dictatorship with the Internet made illegal, then this resolution will have the greatest effect on you and your laws. You are also likely to be against it. These factors are what make the resolution particularly interesting. The nations that will not be affected by this (the democracies) are likely to support it, while those nations that actually are (severely) affected (the dictatorships) will be completely against it. Due to this, your position on this resolution will be entirely personal. Those that provide Internet neutrality will not be affected. They will support it. Those who do not provide Internet neutrality will be affected severely. They will be against it. Xerox Prime is against it due to these reasons. The identity of Big Bad Badger will determine whether or not he supports it. The ones that support the resolution the most will gain nothing from it, while those that are against it will be impacted the most. This is interesting, and presents a fun little contradiction. The implications should be obvious. Additionaly, this resolution is very vague and broad. What if a Department of Education wants to prohibit gaming sites in its computers? What about parental controls? My stance can be summarized in the following sentence: There is a difference between allowing self-expression and forcing people to walk around naked. Overall, this just provides needless extra policies at no benefit to the nations of the World Assembly (WA). I will not support it in its current form. -This highly technical review was brought to you by Xerox Prime. Xerox Prime is against this resolution.
  13. Xerox Prime

    Nuclear Apocalypse: What you need to know

    Here's what you need to know: Strategic specialist: get shields and deploy them for others as needed. Shield others! Military specialist: stockpile nukes to use against specific targets en masse. Listen for targets! Economic specialist: build up a production stockpile to dig into as needed for shields/nukes. You're our reserve! I hereby propose that we Pacific nations do not hit each other. Tip: When you are about to go offline for a few hours, spend all your resources on something! That way, you'll have both lots of goodies AND a full bank when you return!
  14. Xerox Prime

    Nuclear Apocalypse: What you need to know

    Here's what you need to know: Strategic specialist: get shields and deploy them for others as needed. Shield others! Military specialist: stockpile nukes to use against specific targets en masse. Listen for targets! Economic specialist: build up a production stockpile to dig into as needed for shields/nukes. You're our reserve! I hereby propose that we Pacific nations do not hit each other.
  15. Xerox Prime

    Nuclear Apocalypse: What you need to know

    To deploy the shield, just go to the nuke control center from nation main page and click on "incoming nukes". You'll be able to shield if you have them incoming