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1 minute ago: The Community of EOS island was founded.

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TO: All EOS members

 

With the EOS island in area 0.38 being our alliance headquarters, we feel it is only reasonable that this island is governed by all EOS members. Therefore all daily issues will be presented to the members who are interested to vote. Issues should be posted about once every two days, which leaves enough time to consider and respond. Participation is in no way compulsory.

 

A brief introduction of the "EOS island".

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"Entente of Oriental States"

 

UN Category: Anarchy

Civil Rights: Frightening

Economy: Strong

Political Freedoms: Corrupted

 

The Community of EOS island is a tiny, socially progressive nation, notable for its absence of drug laws. Its hard-working, intelligent population of 5 million live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

 

The medium-sized, corrupt, liberal, pro-business government appears to have no policy direction whatsoever. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3%. A robust private sector is led by the Cheese Exports, Book Publishing, and Pizza Delivery industries.

 

Crime is crippling, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. EOS island's national animal is the turtle and its currency is the euro.

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Should Democracy Be Compulsory?

 

The Issue

 

In response to a slow news week, certain highbrow newspapers have stirred up the debate over voluntary vs compulsory voting.

 

The Debate

 

#1

"Compulsory voting makes about as much as sense as having the death penalty for attempted suicide," says civil rights activist Akira Thiesen. "You can't force people to be free! You can only give them the choice. Besides, if all those derelicts who can't be bothered to get off their ass once every few years voted, who would they elect? I shudder to think."

 

#2

"It's not contradictory at all," argues political commentator Calvin Broadside. "The fact is, if not everyone votes, the outcome isn't truly representative. Some groups--like elderly gun nuts--vote more often than others. That's why always we always end up with such terrible politicians."

 

#3

"This raises an interesting issue," says Jean-Paul Barry, your brother. "And that is: why do we need elections, anyway? Seems to me it would be much simpler if you just decided what was right, and did it. Wouldn't that save everyone a lot of time?"

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We in Miiros back solution #1.

"Compulsory voting makes about as much as sense as having the death penalty for attempted suicide," says civil rights activist Akira Thiesen. "You can't force people to be free! You can only give them the choice. Besides, if all those derelicts who can't be bothered to get off their ass once every few years voted, who would they elect? I shudder to think."

 

To force someone to vote to promote liberty is restricting liberty at the same time.

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Compulsory Organ Harvesting Proposed

 

The Issue

 

A group of emergency room doctors has petitioned the government to introduce mandatory organ donations.

 

The Debate

 

#1

"It's not as crazy as it sounds," says Dr. Colin Bush. "Every day, people die because we don't have the organs to save them. Well, that and widespread under-funding of the health system. But the point is, if the government allowed us to take organs from dead people, we could save hundreds of lives a year. And come on, it's not like dead people need them."

 

#2

"You keep your damn hands off my organs!" says alarmed hospital patient Beth Rifkin. "They are my organs, and I'll do with them what I like. The government has no right to my body."

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"You keep your damn hands off my organs!" says alarmed hospital patient Beth Rifkin. "They are my organs, and I'll do with them what I like. The government has no right to my body."

 

Even though it would be for the better, it would be wrong to go against the wishes of the deceased and literally pillage their body.

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Should democracy be compulsory? #1

"Compulsory voting makes about as much as sense as having the death penalty for attempted suicide," says civil rights activist Akira Thiesen. "You can't force people to be free! You can only give them the choice. Besides, if all those derelicts who can't be bothered to get off their ass once every few years voted, who would they elect? I shudder to think."

 

The citizens should be allowed and encouraged to live their lifes without being bothered needlessly by the government. Besides, having a compulsory democracy makes people protest by voting on the worst candidates possible or even in famous monkeys (OOC: This happened in Rio, in the 1988 mayor election. Ti?o, a monkey from the Rio de Janeiro zoo, ranked 3rd in the elections. Although these things are not possible anymore, thanks to the electronical elections, people still vote on the worst). We vote #1.

 

Compulsory Organ Harvesting Proposed: #2

"You keep your damn hands off my organs!" says alarmed hospital patient Beth Rifkin. "They are my organs, and I'll do with them what I like. The government has no right to my body."

 

You're dead. But these are YOUR remains. And thus, Emakera vote #2.

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Democracy: issue #2

 

Its the only chance to hold a government responsible. If you can't be bothered to spend an hour in voting of on political opinions and government, then you don't have a right to criticise the government or issue at hand.

 

Organs: Issue #2

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Turtles On The Dinner Table?

 

The Issue

 

In a bid to provide a new revenue stream for EOS island's Beef-Based Agriculture industry, it has been suggested that turtles could be added to the menu.

 

The Debate

 

#1

"The fact is, the turtle population is out of control," says Beef-Based Agriculture spokesperson Hope O'Bannon. "We have to do something about them anyway, so why not market them as tasty snacks? We could have turtle kebabs, turtle pies, turtle-on-a-sticks--the possibilities are endless! Let's not pass up this golden opportunity to provide a feast, if you will, for our economy."

 

#2

"I agree that something needs to be done about turtle over-population," says random passer-by Al McGuffin, "but eating them? That's kind of gross. Let's just shoot the ones we have to and shovel their bodies into ditches like normal."

 

#3

"I am shocked and appalled!" declared SPCA President Jazz Longfellow. "If anyone needs to be culled, it's us humans. The turtles were here first, remember? We need to take this as a sign to get our industry--agriculture in particular--to back off. The turtle is part of what makes EOS island a great nation!"

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OOC: This happened in Rio, in the 1988 mayor election. Ti?o, a monkey from the Rio de Janeiro zoo, ranked 3rd in the elections. Although these things are not possible anymore, thanks to the electronical elections, people still vote on the worst.

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Social Inequality Reaching Embarrassing Levels

 

The Issue

 

Commentators have warned that EOS island's social inequalities threaten to make it an international pariah.

 

The Debate

 

#1

"Look, I don't like it either," said Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Hope Washington. "Just on the way here, I had to step over three homeless people, and one of my shoes got caught on a beggar. But inequality is the price we pay for economic strength. If anything, we need fewer taxes, so those of us who are well-off can afford to be more generous. If we want to, that is."

 

#2

"I think we've forgotten what economic strength is all about," says social worker Miranda Hendrikson. "The economy is meant to be a means to a high standard of living, not an end in itself. It's become an excuse for the rich to prosper while the poor fall through the cracks. Not everyone is poor because they don't feel like working. We must provide more welfare."

 

#3

"Who says we're an international pariah?" demands military honcho Miranda Mistletoe. "What are their names? If that's the way the international community feels, we obviously need to prepare for war."

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Corporations Demand Political Say

 

The Issue

 

A well-heeled lobby group is pushing for the elimination of regulations that prevent corporations from donating money to political parties.

 

The Debate

 

#1

"This is supposed to be a democratic country," Book Publishing industry spokesperson Jack Longbottom says. "Yet these archaic laws say I can't donate money to support a political party. They put ceilings on the amount any party can spend on advertising. It's time to stop treating voters like children, and trust them to make up their own minds. Free the ballot box!"

 

#2

"You say political freedom, I hear vote-buying," says popular anarchist Abraham Dredd. "If these fat cats get their way, politicians will buy their own seat in Congress. And let's face it, a slick advertising campaign can convince a lot of apathetic voters. We need to tighten the laws, not repeal them. Money should have no place in politics!"

 

#3

"Frankly, I don't see why we need to have elections at all," says your brother, Falala Nagasawa, over a late-night malt whiskey. "You always seem to know what's best. Why not scrap the whole political system? It would make things so much simpler."

 

(Ps: I vote #2.)

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