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  1. Hello TWP long time no see. I'm here as Osiran Ambassador to your fine region. Good to be here again. -NK
  2. Unibot Tops Charts, iTunes Favorites List Unibot greets his fans before his next stop on his tour Kandyland Stadium, The Rejected Realms. International pop star Unibot's latest song, Snore, has topped the charts. We managed to catch a studio performance of his song before he left for the next leg on his world tour. Original song Roar by Katy Perry Parody Song Snore by New Kervoskia UNIBOT: I used to be just some face in the crowd Not saying much or being way too loud. Then I found defending, career's ascending. Now I spend hours writing press release Longer than Atlas Shrugged or War and Peace. Don't ask anything, I'll still tell you everything. You sit right down, no, don't get up! It's time for class now let's discuss. Now take this pen - I see those smirks - You have an hour, one thousand words. You sit right down and don't you cheat While I talk you all fast asleep. I'll say it all, I'll say it now I see your eyes rolling higher, I'm wired, but you're getting tired 'Cause I'm the professor and I'm gonna make you snore Louder, louder than a lion. 'Cause I'm the professor and a tremendous bore. Oh oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh oh I'm gonna make you snore. Doctoral thesis outlined nativeness. Dissertation done, they gave me this. I went from preacher, to full-time teacher. You sit right down, no I'm not done! We only got through volume one. You sit right down, you want this grade? 'Cause those who can't spell only raid. I'll lecture you, you understand, While you drift off to slumberland. I'll say it all, I'll say it now I see your eyes rolling higher, I'm wired, but you're getting tired 'Cause I'm the professor and I'm gonna make you snore Louder, louder than a lion. 'Cause I'm the professor and a tremendous bore. Oh oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh oh I'm gonna make you snore. Oh oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh oh I'm gonna make you snore. Sno-ore, sno-ore, sno-ore, sno-ore, sno-ore! I see your eyes rolling higher, I'm wired, but you're getting tired 'Cause I'm the professor and I'm gonna make you snore Louder, louder than a lion. 'Cause I'm the professor and a tremendous bore. Oh oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh oh I'm gonna make you snore. Oh oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh oh I'm gonna make you snore. ---- Written by New Kervoskia The Trans-Pacific Times: all the scandal that's fit to print Note all this fabricated and is not based on (much) fact
  3. A Mean Old Man Appointed to Pacifican Senate as Senator of "Special Projects"11 May, 2013 || Pacific News Network PICTURED: Senator of Administration Gaspo points at AMOM while delivering the news. HALL OF THE PEOPLE, THE PACIFIC -- As a part of this week's continued leadership shakeup in the New Pacific Order, Emperor Krulltopia has announced the immediate appointment of A mean old man to the Pacifican Senate, where he will serve in the capacity as the Senator of Special Projects. This announcement follows the appointments of Feux and Karpathos to the New Pacific Order's Senate, and Limitless Event's shift in roles. This promotion was a long time coming and well-deserved. A mean old man has served as the Head of the Pacifican World Assembly Committee, the director of the Pacific News Network, and a Tribune. Previously, he was the founder and a member of Corporate. He has also served as a magister, army member, and WA Delegate of our fellow GCR, The East pacific. AMOM has also been known for his countless contributions to the General Assembly and the World Assembly Security Council; he has authored a total of ten WA resolutions, including a condemnation of NAZI EUROPE. The position of Senator of Special Projects is absolutely vital to The Pacific's progress moving forward, and is an esteemed one in the Senate. Indeed, they are of the utmost importance to the New Pacific Order's future and are crucial to many of the coming plans that the Order seeks to implement in the coming days, weeks, months, and so on. "It's an extremely important role that we're not allowed to say too much about," said Senator Karpathos, "but rest assured you'll be seeing a lot of AMOM's work in action, though you may not see a lot of him." Pacifica is pleased to have a member as dedicated as AMOM, and looks forward to working with him now that he has returned to the scene. His promotion to the senate was long overdue and the NPO trusts that he'll be an invaluable asset in the Senate. ----- Written by Feux The Pacific Press: A Newspaper with Issues Proudly Part of PNN
  4. An Evening with Milograd (Transcript) Below is the transcript of PNN's An Evening with Milograd <NewKervoskia>Welcome to the Pacific News Network's an Evening with Milograd. Audience members may submit their questions in the comment channel. We've got a lot of ground to cover so let's get started. First question of the night: Why did you betray TSP's trust? <Milograd> I don't really think asking why I "betrayed their trust" is the best way of asking it, since, frankly, "breaking their trust" was merely part of the greater operation. And the answer to that was ultimately rather complex but essentially boiled down to a number of things.Contrary to what some people assumed, I hadn't been planning this for a while -- it was the byproduct of a series of realizations regarding the disconnect between the forum government and the in-game government, on top of concerns about the relationship between the endorsement cap and influence distribution. <NewKervoskia> So the need for change out weighted the duty to the people who elected you as delegate? <Milograd> Essentially, yes. Ultimately, though, I don't think a forum government can really "elect" anyone, or at least I have my doubts about it. Without in-game endorsements, I couldn't have become delegate. I think we've maintained a status quo of leaving the in-game population largely ignorant of the importance of their endorsements for a while now, or so at least that was the case in TSP, and it leads to the perpetuation of the masses' (dangerous and unnecessary) apathy in regards to who they endorse. So when one says I "betrayed the trust of those who elected me", I can't help but shake my head. A forum government of a few people "elected" me (essentially enabling me to break their endorsement cap restriction that otherwise can't be exceeded), but the people elected me through their endorsements. They didn't do so because of any platform or promise, they just did so. So I don't think trust was broken in that sense. They were very well able to withdraw them later. <NewKervoskia>> Any nation is free to participate though - it's entirely voluntary - so how would your regime have benefited TSP? <Milograd>The Coalition manages the in-game government as they see fit, in a top down sort of way. The SPSR was intended to do it the other way around. <NewKervoskia> And an off site election isn't an endorsement from the people? <Milograd> No, not really. <NewKervoskia>How so? <Milograd>Well, that's the thing. I think off-site elections are an endorsement of the people in the beginning, or at least they once were; when the coordinators have little influence, endorsements are what defines their power. When they have a lot (which they accumulate over time), it ceases to be so insofar as radical opposition is more or less removed. But as time goes on, the status quo is more or less forced by high-influence nations. <NewKervoskia>Influence is the issue then. <Milograd>People cried "oh, but TSP is one of the regions least plagued by influence's flaws!" This is true and it is precisely why it made sense to launch in TSP. Even as one of the "least impacted" regions, it was still choked by it in the end. I mean, you can say "oh, but everyone is welcome to the forum!" but if you have an opinion that is unpopular with the forum crowd, you're obviously going to get treated like a pariah, and in most cases pariahs don't stick around. Unless you're like Hataria, anyway. A forum election is legitimate when its continuation is regulated by the people. It ceases to be so when it becomes self-sufficient. <NewKervoskia> Right but the people who elected you are generally more informed, more involved in the community and more active overall than minnow Nation ABC. You have a basic duty to them. <Milograd>Do I not have a basic duty to minnow nation ABC? I think I do.I treat them equally. It also doesn't help that the [unnecessary] ignorance of the minnows is caused and perpetuated by the actions of the forum clique. They don't educate them about the power of their endorsements. I felt compelled to promote enlightenment in that regard. To open their eyes about how important their endorsements are and why they should distribute them methodically. And with informed decisions. <NewKervoskia>Why did you choose to go rogue and overthrow the region's government, rather than using your term as Delegate to try to bring about change in a positive way that might have been more acceptable both in-game and to the forum community? <Milograd> You cannot realistically tear down the oligarch's system within the confines of their system. It would have been futile. Of course, it was also futile to try it in-game, but that ties in to the point that was illustrated about the flaws with influence. I also cannot help but feel that that question is a bit charged. A lot of the changes were acceptable. There was a lot of excitement about the abolishment of the endorsement cap. <NewKervoskia> So this wasn't just for lulz, though many have promoted that view. <Milograd> Oh, don't get me wrong: lulz were had. But that lulz came on the *side* as we were trying to forward our agenda of serving the people and proving a point about influence. <NewKervoskia>I'm going to move a bit further now. It's public knowledge now that Durkadurkiranistan (aka JAL) played a part in the coup. No one does this alone. There must have been others. <Milograd> I got by with a little help from my friends, yes. It started small and grew exponentially from there. The original coordination vanguard consisted of three people, myself included. <NewKervoskia> Who would you consider your core? <Milograd>Well, three people had access to "Milograd", myself included. Then we had a lot of people I would consider invaluable participating on the RMB, on the forums, etc etc. <NewKervoskia>How large a role did Durk actually play? <Milograd> Well, he was in the management room every night with me and the third member of the troika. We handled the pre-update routine methodically and he took on a solid share of the workload in that regard. Of the three people who had access to Milograd, we all had different roles in handling updates. Usually, Durk handled clearing the banlist, I handled reactionary sleepers who were endorsing B&N and all non-WA nations, and person three handled incoming nations. At update, Durk would watch for nations pulling endos from me, I'd watch for nations incoming and endorsing B&N and/or switching, and three handled incoming nations. It worked very well. <NewKervoskia>Did this third member act in an official capacity for a foreign government or organization? <Milograd> Yes, but only in the capacity of aiding an honorable cause. <NewKervoskia>Was it Eluvatar? <Milograd> Obviously. No, but in all seriousness, I cannot disclose that right now at his/her request -- I will probably do so after his/her objectives elsewhere are completed in the near future. Provided he/she consents, of course. He knows who he is and he is waiting. And yeah, it's a guy. As is everyone else. >:\ <NewKervoskia>Aside from the core who else had a significant impact? <Milograd> That list goes on and on from the GP orgs who most people know about already, and onward. People like Leistung, Os, Ofly, Erusea, Praetonia, Jer, Motappaland, Andreeson, Jugovenia, PR, Lint Roller, The Notorious DTN, GWO (not Grand World Order), UWO, Dae, and so on all assisted dearly.In fact, Leistung personally coordinated our so-called "deathsquad". He was swell at it. I could go on and on in terms of people who helped but we haven't the time. But heroes like Leistung, Os, Lint, Ofly, Erus, etc were definitely vital. As were the many others who showed up. <NewKervoskia>When did it become apparent you'd survive longer than an update and what did you plan to do? <Milograd>It became apparent after we fought off the UDL-TITO effort on Saturday major, really. Their force was crushed with ease and we had plenty of influence left to burn. And of course, burning influence was a part of the goal. <NewKervoskia>But you never knew whether you'd make the next update. <Milograd>Enh, we kind of did. after that. The only real question was when we wouldn't be online for an update. They couldn't stop us when we were. And alas, that came on Tuesday when I was at my doctor's appointment and JAL was at work. We had one person online but he was off his game due to RL concerns, and that's when we lost it. We had a great run though, as I see it. <NewKervoskia> So you knew you'd make it, what long-term plans did you have? <Milograd> Long-term is a bit of an exaggeration, I feel. <NewKervoskia> Okay rephrase. What direction did you want to take the region? <Milograd>Exactly what it said on the tin, really. We were going to run the SPSR as if it was described while fighting off invasions and discussing influence reform. <NewKervoskia> Flipside- when did it become apparent you'd lose the seat? <Milograd>I realized I would lose the seat at about 11am on Tuesday, when I was told I had to go to the doctor's. I knew JAL had work. <NewKervoskia>And what was your first thought when the Coalition formed? <Milograd>I was intrigued by the coalition. It was an interesting construct and crew. <NewKervoskia>What did you think about some of the older nations siding with the Coalition? <Milograd> I was unsurprised, but at least glad to see that they were being proactive about their region's management. I disagreed with them but respected their right to have dissenting opinions. <Milograd>]And that they cared. Os was the leader of the Worker's Cadre for Political Justice and he empathized that a lot. <NewKervoskia>And the broader Coalition? Not just TSPers. <Milograd> I was, again, unsurprised. Same old story really. Mixed intentions, similar contributions, same result. <NewKervoskia>Emotions ran high – were you angry? <Milograd> Neg.There was definitely a lot of anger from some of my opposition though, as evidenced by the +1,000 telegrams I received over the course of that week. "For every refresh, a new message!" <NewKervoskia> Looking at the aftermath, do you expect to forgiven or trusted by TSP again? <Milograd>Probably not, but weirder things have happened. Though that's not overly relevant given my plans for the future. <NewKervoskia>What would you have done differently? <Milograd>I would have gotten the forum up quicker, promoted Comrade Colo quicker, widened the gap more on Monday major, and rescheduled my appointment. I'd also probably have toned the over-the-top rhetoric down a bit, though the semi-satirical nature of that was quite intentional. As were many things.But alas, 20/20. <NewKervoskia>Earlier this week you publicly announced your retirement – but honestly no one really retires. Have you reconsidered and if so what are your plans? <Milograd> Yes, I have. But between the personal hate I've received, the threats, the harassment, and the general treatment of me as a player, I haven't felt very keen on staying. (Since this started.) If I were to leave GP I'd go back to where I started, RP, but some recent events threaten my ability to do so easily so I'm on the fence there. Ultimately, I'd prefer to stay provided some circumstances, but I currently don't feel very welcome, if you can understand that. <<NewKervoskia> Having never participated in a coup or supported those who did I have no understanding of what you're feeling. <Milograd>Maybe you'll learn one day. <<NewKervoskia> Nearing the end of the interview now. What is your biggest regret about the whole affair? <Milograd> Hmm.Probably not talking to Southern bellz about it, to be honest. Quite fond of SB and I'm not sure where we stand at the moment, but alas. <<NewKervoskia>Any words to those in TSP who aren't watching now? <Milograd>I hope they all don't take it personally, really. There are some great folks over there who I've grown fond of over the years but game circumstances prompted me to act against them. That and, they should definitely abolish their endocap IMO. Or at least raise it. I ultimately feel that what happened in TSP should be looked at, to some degree, as an example of the potential we have in the GCRs. The week of the revolt was extremely action-packed, interesting, and had a *lot* of involvement. But this was only achieved by counter-balancing against the deadly cycle that influence and endorsement caps bring to the GCRs. Endorsement caps, at this point, really just strangle the masses. They entrench regimes further and further into security and thereby promote excess stagnation. By limiting how many endorsements you have you limit how much influence you can have and we all know how broken influence growth is already. A fair game (with fun) entails something where two sides have an equal chance of winning, really. But in the current set up, that's not possible. I wasn't able to eject my opposition and yet they were able to make a "game over" by ejecting me and many of my supporters in a few seconds.Do I think I should have been able to eject my opposition? Not necessarily. But if I couldn't do it to them it shouldn't have been possible for them to do it to me. It just kills the fight. I coordinated this coup in a way that displayed the broken aspects of this as clearly as possible. <NewKervoskia>So it's fair game for foreign WA's to support you but anybody who supported B&N should be rejected? <Milograd> Yes, so as to balance it. <NewKervoskia> But isn't it about TSP and its people - the voiceless thousands? <Milograd> Foreign WAs involved were only protecting the will of the people. Foreigners had the numbers to throw of the ratio of native endos to foreign endos between B&N and I and I tried to prevent that. But otherwise, not many dissenters were ejected. Some were, of course, but I'd consider it to be collateral damage. We had to purge every single nation that was purged due to the possibility that they were foreign reactionary agents. It's unfortunate but our hand was forced by the puppet flooding. <NewKervoskia> But you don't get something for nothing. All accounts have to be settled. The foreigners expected more than just gratitude. <Milograd> Of course. But nothing that infringed on the region's sovereignty in terms of management, of course. I mean, people are quick to cry about how I purged ~3,000 nations, but many of those were reactionary agents and they know it well. We put up the best fight possible to display flaws in the system. <NewKervoskia> But 3,000. How many reactionaries could there be? <Milograd> It was collateral damage. Unfortunately, there were certainly innocents in that bunch, but many were reactionaries. You have to cast a wide net if you're going to ensure that no foreign reactionaries survive. And we must remember that not all purges at bad; Hogsweat's purge, for example, was labelled as griefing but it was for the greater good. If I could have known who was and wasn't a reactionary in the bunches, I would have spared the innocents. But I had no way of knowing, so it was necessary to purge everyone. <NewKervoskia>I understand casting a wide net but the fight was for the thousands of minnows and they were the majority of the ejected. Under influence, real reactionaries are the least likely to be removable in a coup. How do ejections of the newest members counter a party that exists solely among the oldest members? <Milograd> Most of the people ejected were foreigners.Foreign reactionaries are different from internal reactionaries, as they are unwelcome. And "new members" were largely foreign forces, so that's a bit spun.I mean, like you said, there was a very large force against us. It was reasonable to expect a lot of them. We had to put up the best fight possible to prove the existence of many flaws, and I think we succeeded at it. The question now is whether or not people will pay attention to what they saw and try to push forward change, so that a more realistic solution to the plight of the minnows can be achieved. And by realistic I mean sustainable, sensible, and balanced. <NewKervoskia>Do you think they will? And do you think the belief that it was "for the lulz" will minimize its impact? <Milograd> If people are going to cry that it was "for the lulz", that's unfortunate but unavoidable. They're the ones choosing to disregard reality.What happened happened and it was for more than just lols. I said that. It's here in text. <NewKervoskia>Final question and closing thoughts: How is this different from previous feeder coups though? <Milograd> I would say that this coup brought in an unusual, if not exceptional, amount of participation, and was managed in a handful of ways previously unforeseen. It also had a lot of unique elements such as the influence conundrum, the rhetorical ironies regarding oligarchs vs. what we propped up, etc. I mean, the amount of people who were involved in this was highly unusual, IMO. That's my take on it, anyway. I am certain that many will look at this in retrospect with differing opinions. It was not meant to be a perpetual coup nor was it meant to be a "for the lols" purge. It was a statement, an adventure, a show, a call to attention, and a display of the potential for excitement that we could regularly see if the technical circumstances were different -- see, I tried to make influence "less necessary" throughout this entire thing. But the fight was futile from the beginning: everyone knew this. And despite going above and beyond in terms of sustaining it, it was doomed to end thanks to broken mechanics. I hope that we'll get around to editing them soon. There are some excellent suggestions in Sedgistan's thread about influence in the GCRs and I would strongly encourage everyone to takea look, post their thoughts, and encourage the admins to do something about it, finally. <NewKervoskia>Thank you for your time, Milograd. <Milograd>No problem. ---- Pacific Broadcasting Company Proudly Part of PNN
  5. BREAKING NEWS: Concord Treaty Fails in TNP Supporters ponder their next move 24 February, 2013 Magicality City, The North Pacific. The North Pacific's Regional Assembly rejected the Concord Treaty, a multi-regional cooperative between The South Pacific and Osiris, by a 19-20 vote. The treaty needed a two-thirds majority to pass. Discussion is ongoing in Osiris. Concern centered on perceived vagueness in the treaty over control of military operations. More news as it develops. ---- Written by New Kervoskia The Pacific Post - Your world, your news Proudly Part of PNN
  6. TRR Boyband Takes NS By Storm One Rejection (Kogvuron, Hileville, Guy, Whamabama and Frattistan) topped the NS pop charts Kandyland Stadium, The Rejected Realms. It's inescapable. Every station is playing them and every girl (and some older guys) are screaming for them. I'm talking of course about the new pop sensation that's swept NationStates by storm – the one, the only One Rejection. These five young lads, Kogvuron, Hileville, Guy, Whamabama and Frattastan, have grown bigger than anyone could've imagined. Their manager, Simon Cowell of the RR, was ecstatic. “They're bigger than Mad Moldavi and the Pips and the Jimi Twoslit Experiment combined! You never know where you'll go in this business, but, you know, it's up to them and right now the world's their stage.” Their hit single, “What Makes You Bannable” hit # 1 in the NationStates pop charts this week. PNN got an exclusive first look at the music video. Whamabama: So you've been banned Well, I'm a fan We don't get full so when Krull says scra-aa-aam, Ain't got no urge To push and purge And I don't mind when the line starts to sur-urrr-ge. Hileville: Everyone else in the game can see it, Everyone else but you-ooou All: Baby, you spam up the boards like nobody else. The way that you piss them off makes my region swell. And when you ask to RP it ain't hard to tell You don't know Oh, oh You don't know you're bannable! If only you saw what I could see Like all the ascii you post on the RMB Or the next time that somebody coups TNP Still don't know Oh, oh You don't know you're bannable. Oh, oh That's what makes you bannable. Kogvuron: So c-come on, Oh, you belong Right here with us And why is that so wro-oo-ng? I don't know why You're being shy We're not undead so we're not catching fli-ii-es. Guy: Everyone else in the game can see it, Everyone else but you-ooou All: Baby, you spam up the boards like nobody else. The way that you piss them off makes my region swell. And when you ask to RP it ain't hard to tell You don't know Oh, oh You don't know you're bannable! If only you saw what I could see Like all the ascii you post on the RMB Or the next time that somebody coups TNP Still don't know Oh, oh You don't know you're bannable. Oh, oh That's what makes you bannable. Frattastan: Baby, you spam up the boards like nobody else. The way that you piss them off makes my region swell. And when you ask to RP it ain't hard to tell You don't know Oh, oh You don't know you're bannable! All: Baby, you spam up the boards like nobody else. The way that you piss them off makes my region swell. And when you ask to RP it ain't hard to tell You don't know Oh, oh You don't know you're bannable! If only you saw what I could see Like all the ascii you post on the RMB Or the next time that somebody coups TNP Still don't know Oh, oh You don't know you're bannable. Oh, oh That's what makes you bannable. One Rejection embarks on their first world tour this month. ---- Written by New Kervoskia The New Pacific Times: all the scandal that's fit to print Proudly Part of PNN
  7. TP Ratifies SovCon Charter Pacificans sign the SovCon Charter 5 February, 2013 Hall of Diplomacy, The Pacific. The Pacific voted overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying the Sovereign Confederation (SovCon) Charter. SovCon is a new organization promoting regional and national sovereignty. Each region appoints a representative to the Regional Council, SovCon's legislative arm, and votes on a Secretary-General to lead the Executive Council, the chief administrative body. Astarial of Equilism will serve as interim Secretary-General until elections can be held. Leader of the New Pacific Order Krulltopia expressed optimism at the prospect of greater protection for sovereignty everywhere. "The Pacific is a staunch believer in regional sovereignty. It is my sincere hope that our allies will join us in taking a wider step towards a new age of unity and cooperation." The Pacific joins Equilism in committing to SovCon. Gatesville is expected to ratify the Charter soon and voting in Osiris is expected to commence in the near future. ---- Written by New Kervoskia The Pacific Post- Your world, your news Proudly Part of PNN
  8. TG System Overhauled, More Changes to Come NationStates could use a few upgrades 3 February, 2013 The Machine City, NationStates. Big changes are coming to NationStates. Players will soon be able to create custom folders with room for hundreds of telegrams, for a nominal fee of course. For $4.99 you a get “Postermaster” account which comes with three custom folders that store 100 telegrams each. Pay a few bucks more more and upgrade to a “Postermaster-General” with unlimited storage space. And for the princely sum of $1.00 you can get 1,000 “stamps” which you can use to telegram entire regions at once. But that's just phase one says [violet] so keep an open mind – and an open wallet. "I can't even remember when we first began planning to overhaul NationStates. This game is at heart a social network, so we've looked at what places like Facebook and Twitter are doing to get some ideas and we're really excited!" In the future, WorldFactbook entries will be limited to 150 characters. You can purchase additional characters for $1.00 a piece but if you want it in color that's $5.00 extra. Players will also be able to keep up with the latest diplomatic news. Any time a nation in your region posts on the RMB, changes their flag or motto, or even logs in it will show up in your “NewsTicker”. “Change can be scary, but it's time to move NationStates to a stylish newnot-so-2002ish look and we look forward to implementing more exciting changes.” Anew NationStates iPhone ap is being developed (not available for Droid, sorry). ---- Written by New Kervoskia The New Pacific Times: all the scandal that's fit to print Proudly Part of PNN Please note this is a tabloid and may not be based on (much) fact
  9. BREAKING NEWS: New Org Launched, Familiar Faces A new addition to the diplomatic alphabet soup 30 January, 2013 SovereignConfederation, a multi-regional sovereigntist organization, was announced earlier tonight. Charter members include The Rejected Realms, Osiris, Gatesville, The Pacific, and Equilism. More news as it develops. ---- Written by New Kervoskia The Pacific Post- Your world, your news Proudly Part of PNN
  10. UDL Responds to Controversy Is all really merry at the UDL? 27 January, 2013 Headquarters, United Defenders League. Discussions between high-ranking UDL officers imply that criticism of UDL leadership will be regarded as a personal attack. This comes amid rumors about turmoil within the defender organization. Whether this is official policy is unclear but follows allegations that Unibot, UDL founder and Chief-of-the-Band, intimidated regional officials to vote against the Security Council resolution “Condemn the UDL”. Osiran Vizier of Foreign Affairs Lord Ravenclaw was one such official and voiced his frustrations to several UDL officers including Earth (Lieutenant and Chief of Culture) and Tim (Lieutenant). An anonymous source gave PNN the following log. Osiris ultimately abstained from voting, but controversy didn't end there. Earlier this month Tim, who serves as Sobek of the Medjai Guard (Osiris's military), refused an official request from Osiran allies Lazarus, Balder and The North Pacific for aid in a joint mission in Warzrone Europe, stating his position in the UDL takes precedence. Tim later made similar statements on IRC in #tnp. ---- Written by New Kervoskia The New Pacific Times: all the scandal that's fit to print Proudly Part of PNN
  11. At Anti-Nazi Summit Dels Call for Action 26 January, 2013 Delegates at the Anti-Nazi Summit are calling for more aggressive action. One option discussed was the formation of a group to coordinate operations against Nazi activity.
  12. Remarks on the opening day. I'm sure other news orgs will..oh, wait...
  13. Anti-Nazi Summit Begins, GCRS United Delegates meet in the Hall of Diplomacy 24 January, 2013 Hall of Diplomacy, The Pacific. Dignitaries from all nine Feeder/Sinker regions gathered in The Pacific for day one of the Anti-Nazi Summit. GCRs have historically been at odds with each other, so the summit, convened to address rising Nazi hostility, marks a milestone in Feeder/Sinker relations. PNN has obtained a first draft of the statement which will be discussed by the delegates and their representatives. Foreign Affairs Attache of the NPO Dalimbar was optimistic about the progress. “I hope that this Summit can bring about good-will between the GCRs, which traditionally have been a very divided group of regions, at times at war against one another in various combinations. Frankly, this Summit is a gathering of feeders and sinkers to declare forever that we all are against Nazism and their actions, and that we will stand in solidarity against them.” PNN is covering the summit and will provide up to the minute news. ---- Written by New Kervoskia The Pacific Post: Your world, your news Proudly Part of PNN
  14. McM Re-Elected: Interview with TNP Del McMasterdonia celebrates his re-election Magicality City, The North Pacific. Election's over. Things are back to normal and “vote” has once again become a four-letter word, but the crinkled campaign placards and peeled-off bumper stickers are a reminder of the previous night's events. The capitol is calm, or as calm as it'll get anyway, as I make my way to the delegate's office. McMasterdonia, recently re-elected Delegate of The North Pacific, was already up, ready to get down to business. First of all, congratulations on your re-election. 35-7 isn't a bad margin Haha, thanks. Alright let's jump right in. A lot of candidates talk about culture. I don't think I've seen a campaign that hasn't. So would you elaborate on your plans? Well, The North Pacific has a rich, vibrant culture and our citizens are diverse with people from all around the world from different backgrounds, both raider and defender, and I would like to see us develop further as a region. Roleplay initiatives have really taken off in TNP recently and I want to do what I can do foster its growth. You can say a lot about TNP's culture but what first comes to mind? Robust debate, strong minded individuals, a firm belief in independence, and an undivided loyalty to the region. That's why I want to continue to develop the University as a tool for discussion, debate and the sharing of ideas. I think if we lay the foundations for it now, it will be far more successful than the previous University. Leaving something for future generations. Exactly. I want to put the effort into it to ensure that it'll be around long after I'm Delegate. Looking towards the Regional Assembly, you've mentioned oversight of the North Pacific Intelligence Agency as key goal. Why such an emphasis on oversight now? In the past year, there were issues facing TNP that made it clear to me that we needed an official agency that could address these concerns, in cooperation with the Security Council. Oversight is important in particular for this organization, as its director (at this stage at least) is appointed by the Delegate on the advice of its own members. I want to see the Regional Assembly reach a positive agreement regarding oversight of the NPIA because the residents of the North Pacific expect an open and transparent government. Nobody would be happy with an organization that operates entirely under it's own authority and not accountable to anyone. The past few terms have seen TNP play a greater role on the international stage. What can we expect from your administration? TNP's strongest relationships are with Osiris and The South Pacific. In the coming term the three of us certainly will be expanding upon our military and diplomatic relationships. I'd also like for the Department of Foreign Affairs to be more streamlined. Tougher requirement for forum embassies and less in-game embassies granted, excepting of course our long-time diplomatic partners and allies. You've also got the distinction as the largest region in the game. Yep and we can certainly be a force to be reckoned with, but I want to ensure all actions taken by TNP on the international scene should be done for our interests and also to help our friends and allies during their time of need. How does that play into the R/D game? Well, I've never been interested in putting TNP into some straight black and white ideology. It's true that the North Pacific Army has been involved in far more defender activities than raider ones, but as a region we value our independence and take part in activities that are important to us. Gonna go back a little bit. You didn't get an easy start going into the job. First the recall then the special election. How do you think you handled yourself overall? I think as a whole I handled myself well. I admit that there were some errors made, but it's been a learning experience for the region, and for me of course. Eluvatar is a friend of mine, and I didn't particularly like seeing someone who I thought was a good Delegate disappearing and having to end his Delegacy in such a way. Following that, there was some serious issues facing TNP. On the one hand, we were seriously divided over the recall, on the other there were some significant unendorsement campaigns. This to an extent, forced the Executive leadership, to come together and to really focus on what was the right thing to do for the region at the time. One positive thing about it was that we all pulled together to deal with the crisis. It was also good to see that TNP has many friends abroad always willing to help us should we ever need it, as we would help them. I don't think it was long after that, that you were accidentally ejected from the WA. Ah yes, to be honest I had almost forgotten about that. I had that day decided to come onto IRC first, and had not yet checked NS or even the forum. It became clear to me then, that there were still people who were very quick to take the opportunity to discredit me. A friend said to me, that some of the sharks had already began to circle once the news broke. Then again, few people question the moderators' decisions. Luckily, a friend of mine who was around at the time was able to keep people calm and encouraged them to wait until they knew for sure what had been going on. In the end though TNP came together. Absolutely. The region did rally behind me and we were all very glad to put that day behind us. Well, that's all I have. I know a delegate's schedule is always strained so I appreciate your time. No problem, always glad to sit down and chat. ----- Written by New Kervoskia The Pacific Post : Your world, your news. Proudly Part of PNN
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