Brimstone Forest, Northern Aragão, Thyostega "Mr Torres, you sure this is the right way?" Samuel asked his guide for the fifth time. "It seems like we've been going nowhere for ... Ouch! Stupid rocks!". "Yes," he replied patiently. "Now keep quiet, I'm trying to concentrate." "Why couldn't Fernando take this so called genius through here," he thought as they crossed a shallow river. "What does he think he'll find? Aliens or something?"
They come to a steep mountain cliff. "You want to see Stoneface Creek? You'll have to climb." He turned towards the Volirumian astrologist and couldn't stop himself from laughing, for his face had turned as white as snow. "What is it, Mr Crabby? Afraid of heights? I thought you loved the stars" he couldn't stop grinning The astrologist frowned. "First of all, that's Mr Beaumont to you, second, I'm a Scorpio and thirdly, I don't like breaking my neck." he replied sternly, only causing his guide to laugh even more. "Don't worry, Mr Scorpion. If you fall then my name isn't Alexander Torres," he said as he started unpacking the climbing gear. "Now, hold still while I put on your climbing gear."
Halfway up, Alexander felt a strong tug on the rope, nearly causing him to lose his grip. Can't that idiot figure it out for himself that I might lose my balance if he does that. "Sorry, lost my footing. Guess you'll have to carry me up" the astrologer said, although Alexander could tell from his tone it was on purpose. "Fine, just don't swing about then," Alexander gained a mischievous look. "And don't look down," he said. He grinned as he heard a frightened yelp.
"Now, Mr Scorpion, we're only about a kilometer away before we reach Stoneface Creek," he said as he hauled Beaumont up. "So you don't have to worry your little head anymore," "Thank you, Mr Torres, I certainly couldn't have done it without you," the scientist said as Alexander turn his back on him, not noticing the needle. Before he knew it, Alexander fell to the ground semi-conscious.
"That dosage may not have been strong enough, but at least you can't move" Samuel said as he smashed Alexander's tracker. "Have a nice fall" was the last thing he heard before before being pushed off the cliff. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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tl;dr? Just skim over and read what's bolded
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The Cymiopolitan Armed Forces has allocated a budget of 1.15 billion ₱ (or 3 billion ¥) for the purchase of 60 000 Kuroko Exoskeletons from the Black Steel arms company of The Sakura Nippon. The upgrade will be able to equip an entire army corp’s worth of Cymiopolitan troops with the latest in exoskeleton technology.
Those wishing to run for the Chairmanship of the Executive Compliance Committee and Judiciary Committee should announce their candidacy shortly. As it stands, elections shall begin on the 12th of July.
Pursuant to Section 3 of Executive Decree #26, the Decree is hereby rescinded and all its effects lifted. Free immigration into the New West Indies is now possible again, as the regional password is now removed, and recruitment efforts may be resumed.
The Most Serene Republic wishes to extend it’s warmest congratulations to Bartolomé Grillo’s election as President of Parva Domus. We wish all the best for you and your nation as the Parvense people enter a new era.
In a effort to renew diplomatic relations between our nations, our Foreign Ministry inquires whether you desire to host a meeting in Punta Carretas. The Doge and the Prime Minister themselves would like to attend and discuss free trade and regional cooperation.
We eagerly await your response.
-Antonios Kapodistrias, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Hwange National Park, Rhodesland's largest national park, has reopened after many years of rebuilding habitats and repopulating the local wildlife. The Third World War caused much of the old park to be destroyed and ever since the nation's return to the international community, it has been under reconstruction.
However, the day has finally come when the National Park reopens to the public for all to see the wild animals native to the region of South-West Africa. Many animals have been shipped in from neighbouring areas to help kickstart the repopulation initiative, rather than relying on the lower numbers.
The move is expected to bring in tourism from across the world and some hope for off-world guests as well, though that remains to be seen if they will take an interest in the park. Nevertheless, it will hopefully bring in more tourism to the small nation.
To all the great people of Ventus Prime, as you’re all aware now, the beginning of the new year started with a plot against my life. The person responsible was no human, it was an abomination that could change its form and disguise itself as any one of us. This is one of the many kinds of horrors the Kunkengan military has produced.
The attempt on my life is a clear indication that the nation of Kunkenga feels threatened by us, perhaps even fears us. But mark my words, the Kunkengan government will be held responsible for their actions. It is Ventus Prime’s turn to take the offensive.
Shortly after the attack, a small task force was dispatched to Earth. The Ventuan Navy targeted and destroyed major military installments inside the nation of Kunkenga. Whether our actions are viewed favorably or unfavorably matters little. Kunkenga will face the full power of the Ventuan Navy and whether they decide to cower or fight back is up to them.
As of now, additional ships will be added to each system under Republic control; Ventuan forces will now be working alongside the Kapteyn Defense Force to ensure security against the threat of attack.
I realize these are dark times. We are still reeling from the war with New Sistonia, as well as the death of Chancellor Shadow, Brno promise as your current Chancellor that at the end of all this, Ventus Prime will stand taller and stronger than ever before, because there is no challenge we can’t overcome.
Rhodes land is congratulated by Toddtato Mashman with the reconstruction of the park. We will donate 50.000 PotaTownian Dollars for expansion and maintenance of the park. We also can readily ship PotaTownian Wolves if need be, and Black Bears. Good luck to you. - Potatum Channing Minister of Internal Affairs
Through this resolution, the General Assembly shall:
Clarify electoral oversight for Committee Chairs;
Increase flexibility for electoral timeframes;
Clarify membership for the General Assembly Committees;
Clarify rights for the General Assembly Committees;
Introduce requirements for Committee Chair eligibility; and
Create a better set of Committee procedures.
Section 2: Amendments to GAR36
§ 4(I) shall be amended as follows (with changes in bold):
"A Committee Chair shall be elected by the General Assembly upon the formation of a committee, or the termination of a term, for a term of two months beginning on the 20th of each month described in § 4(I)(A). Should a vacancy arise in a Chairship mid-term, a special election shall be held to designate a Chair to serve the remainder of the term, unless the normal election cycle provides for an election within the following 14 days.
Each Chair shall be elected (under normal circumstances) every January, March, May, July, September, and November.
For said elections, a poll shall run for 48 hours for each Chair beginning on the 12th day of every monthno earlier than the 4th and no later than the 16thforof each month in which they are elected(barring sub-clause (ii) below). The first poll shall be conducted 5 days after passage of this resolution. A new Chair may not officially attain the position until termination of the poll and the results are confirmed.
The President of the General Assembly shall oversee all Chair elections validate or invalidate their votes as necessary.
If a Chair is elected upon the formation of a committee, a former Chair's midterm abdication, or they are one of the first Chairs (described in clause (A)), they shall serve until – whichever comes first – January, March, May, July, September, or November, barring the dissolution of the committee. Then, a new Chair shall be elected within normal procedure."
§ 4(II) shall be amended as follows (with changes in bold):
"A Committee Chair shallmay set the agenda for their committee, [...]"
§ 4(IV) shall be amended as follows (with changes in bold):
"A Committee Chair may grant and revoke Speaking Rights on their committee to any person who is not a current member of said committee."
§ 4(V) shall be added:
"A Chair shall act as a tie-breaking vote in cases where there is a tie in any vote conducted by their respective Committee, even if that tie includes their initial vote."
§ 4(VI) shall be added:
"A candidate that wishes to chair a committee must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Maintains New West Indies citizenship;
Has not been convicted of a Felony or High Crime, nor has been convicted of any crime within two months of running for Chair; and
Has joined the Discord server dedicated to General Assembly Committees in order to facilitate the happening of the committees and to ensure transparency of the committee.
§ 4(VII) shall be added:
"Should a candidate run for the Chair of a Committee and later be found to have falsified their eligibility, the candidate has committed General Fraud."
§ 5(I) shall be amended as follows (with changes in bold):
"It shall be the responsibility of the Chairs of each committee to accept or reject applications for membership in their committee and inform the President of the General Assembly when an application is rejected."
§ 5(II) shall be amended as follows (with changes in bold):
"No citizen shall serve on a committee wherein they assist in the oversight of a role that they serve or when there is a substantial conflict of interest. [...]”
§ 5(IV) shall be amended as follows:
"The President shall maintain speaking rights in all committees where they are not a member."
§ 6(I) shall be amended as follows (with changes in bold):
F. A committee may assist impeachment efforts,or decree repeals, or resolution drafting as necessary. However, no committee shall, under any circumstances, preclude a citizen from participating in one of those activities."
§ 6(IV) shall be amended as follows (with changes in bold):
D. During a confirmation hearing, all members of the committee undertaking the confirmation shall be entitled to question the nominee on their suitability to the office, their views on policy and legal questions surrounding the office, and other relevant questions.
If no question is extended to a nominee within one week of the nomination (beginning upon notification to the relevant Committee) – whether in a hearing setting or not – and the nominee is not rejected, then the nominee shall be considered confirmed.
H. If a nominee fails to gather a majority approval (excluding tie-breakers), the nomination shall be deemed rejected, and the Secretary-General shall propose a new nominee."
§ 7(I) shall be amended as follows (with changes in bold):
"A simple majority of votes shall be necessary for all significant committee decisions excluding those under the express unilateral authority of the Chair."
Section 3: Enactment
Upon passage of this resolution, the current Chairs shall serve the remainder of their respective terms until the 20th.
Upon passage of this resolution, the new options for election dates shall be available.
Eligibility requirements shall not retroactively apply to the current Chairs who were already elected.
Changes to the confirmation process shall not retroactively apply to officials already confirmed or already under consideration for confirmation.