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TEP Newspaper: June 2013

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10 Year Anniversary

From May 31st 2003 to May 31st 2013 marked a very important date in history for The Confederated East Pacific and our forum.

1 Infinite Loop obtained the Delegacy on May 25th 2003 and founded The Confederation East Pacific with the creation of our forum. Fast forward to 10 years later... both are still going strong and still growing.

This update is dedicated to all the members of The East Pacific. From the ones who are no longer with us to the one who are with us now.

Letter from the Provost

by Bachtendekuppen

By the end of April, the Magisterium had it's latest Provost Elections. The Provost is the one administering the Magisterium and organizing it's votes, among some other tasks. It is a vital function in this body's operations. Heronlord, Devont, Samuel Kudrow and me (Bachtendekuppen) decided to run for the position and the results were as follows: me (50%), Heronlord (25%), Samuel Kudrow (25%) and Devont (0%).

Following the vote, I was installed as the new Provost on May 1, 2013. In recognition of his dedication and the work he has put in to the Magisterium, I decided to appoint Heronlord as Deputy Provost.

I would like to thank Babiana, our previous Provost, for his magnificent work on the job. When he took the position it was as Deputy to Devont and he had to step up when Devont went temporarily inactive. Inheriting a somewhat disorganized Magisterium, he succeeded in pulling us back on the rails and was rewarded with another full term as elected Provost. You have these people who, when they leave a place, leave behind a messy desk or a house in dire need of cleaning and pest control, so to speak. But not with Babiana: he left a nice record of the Magisterium's laws, members and it's terms, after this had all not been updated in some while. It is a luxury to take this office after him and I hugely thank him for the great job he has done. If I can do it as well as he did, I'll be a happy guy.

I'm also a rather happy guy being Provost myself now and I consider it a great honor. I have found myself to be very dedicated to this institution and I'll do my utmost, as I have always done. After some meager months, I'm also happy to say the Magisterium is up in numbers: the Magisterium now counts 11 members. We have done an amazing amount of work since the Provost elections and all members have been contributing well. The Magisterium has voted a resolution on Police Action, authorizing EPSA to take all necessary measures to retaliate against stubborn ad-spamming regions. Furthermore, in only a few weeks time and with thorough deliberations, a Holiday act and a new Education act have both passed. Alongside those deliberations, the Magisterium also approved East Malaysia as new Vizier and Babiana as General of the East Pacific Sovereign Army. It has been a productive month for sure.

After the Delegate election, the Magisterium will resume it's activities. More will be coming!

Scriptum Pacificus Orientalem

by Bachtendekuppen; Edit by East Malaysia

As a Magister and now as Provost, I have plowed through the forum of the Magisterium many times, searching for the laws I needed or wanted to read. They are centralized in the Magisterium's forum, though searching them out isn't always a fun thing to do. So, I bundled them all in several nonofficial publications, organized in sections and with a nice table of contents. This Scriptum contains all laws that are currently enforce, Magisterium resolutions and Standing Orders. Repealed laws or earlier amended versions I have left out, in order to keep a clear and accessible bundle for new and old members and for anyone who is curious about our laws in general.

Available Publications:

The East Pacific Elections Come to an End

by Tano

A Mean Old Man comes out on top to become the newest delegate of TEP

A Mean Old Man, or AMOM, has been declared the new delegate of The East Pacific. The field marshal led a neck and neck race with the other candidates, but ultimately came through in the end for a solid victory. The final results were as follows

AMOM: 14 votes

Old Federalia: 4 votes

Babiana: 3 votes

Samuel Kudrow: none (withdrew)

There were also 5 abstentions, as well as 5 illegal votes from non-citizens.

The new delegate has said that he plans on reviving the Foreign Affairs department, as he did when he was elected delegate before. He also talked about feeder unity and an ultimate goal of trying to unite the feeders again, as recent events have driven some feeders apart. He also has shown that he is vehemently against National Socialists (better known as Nazis) and will utilize the Eastern Pacific Sovereign Army for striking back at the menace that is National Socialism.

AMOM has also shown that he believes WA membership should be required for citizenship, and says he will utilize every means he has to try and educate people on the WA, as well as using mass telegrams to create more activity on the forums. He stated that he wished to get the University running again, but was against a newly passed Education Act that created several positions in the University, saying it bulked up the government too much.

We look forward to this new era that AMOM is bringing, and hope that it is as grand as he has said it will be. He has shown that his main concern is Foreign Affairs, but will also work on creating more activity within the region.

Check out the last interview with the fox guy thing, former Delegate Todd McCloud, by the Free Press News Service.


"Left: A fox guy thing. Right: a disgruntled old human"

Q&A: A Slanted Black Stripe

by East Malaysia

What made you decide to come back to NS/TEP?

I have a lot of fond memories about the people here. It's not as much about coming back, as it is the resolution of things in my life that kept me away. Honestly, I hadn't planned to leave so abruptly. Without getting too heavy or too personal, I needed to spend a lot of my time helping several family members with health issues.

It has also been about 5 years since I bought a new computer and as I was transferring files to the new one, I came across some things I had written for TEP. I wondered how all of you were doing.

So after 4 years, I dropped in. For now, I've decided to stay and get involved.

From your prospective, does TEP still feel the same or different?

It's different. And yet ... Todd was the Delegate when I left and Todd is still the Delegate today!

Lots of people have left and lots of new people replaced them. Todd tells me many of them got married. Some now have children. Life happens.

I've been reading lots of old forum posts. I missed a lot of turmoil and drama. Just before I left, we spent a lot of time watching for invasions. It feels like a safer place now. Perhaps too safe. Perhaps this is why there are new discussions about changing the government, recruiting for an army, enhancing the university, and ending the "cosmopolitan" era.

Since you've been gone, you've become a legend and now admired by many people. How does that make you feel?

It's touching and a little awkward. I don't feel like a legend. I suspect most people, in a similar situation, would have done as I did. (Perhaps they would have even acted sooner than I did.)

I think it is important to recognize that liberation required the action of many of the nations of TEP. I helped focus the action. I had tons of help. Everyone who participated should be part of the legend.

Based on the list of Delegates of TEP, you had the shortest tenure as Delegate. With you joining the government again as a Magister... would you ever consider running to be Delegate and serving a full term?

Ever? Maybe.

In 2008, it was my sense the only way to liberate TEP required that I serve only as a transitional Delegate. We were displacing a dictator and I wanted everyone to understand that there would be elections and a new Delegate selected by the citizens. Many people were suspicious of my intentions. Some thought I was a secret puppet for a big time game player.

I also don't know if I have enough new ideas to be the Delegate. There are lots of younger players in TEP who are energized and want to try new things.

(In the meantime, please endorse me. But don't exceed the endo cap!)

Who would you consider the most influential member of TEP (or NS in general)?

Given the length of time he has been involved as Delegate, his prior experiences in NS, and his involvement across several regions, Todd appears to be the most influential.

But what do I know? I've been gone for 4 years.

To follow up with the previous questions. Did you ever have a member of TEP (or NS in general) that you admired?

There are lots of nations I admire and much of it has to do with how I moved from minding my own business, answering issue questions, and eventually getting active in the forum and becoming Delegate.

It starts with Stagnationstan. After the invasion in 2008, Stagnationstan always had mottos like "Free The East Pacific," "Overthrow Lady Phedre," and "Fight the Empire." It was through telegrams to and from Stagnationstan that I began to understand the situation.

Then I joined the forum and I met Loop and all the people who had created and sustained the region. I admired them all.

Eventually, I campaigned together with Dannistaan, asking nations in the region to endorse both of us, so we could replace the dictator.

During this time, Kandarin and Lady Edea (later known as Der Fuhrer Dyszel) asked me a bunch of questions to determine if I was really a naive, slow-to-waken Ent, or some master gamer from the past, masquerading as a simpleton. After I passed the test, they advised and helped me.

Then, after the dictator was gone, I admired all those who worked together to create the new government, which includes all of the above, plus many more that I will list (in no particular order) at the risk of overlooking and offending someone: Free Pacific States, Warre, Morhams, Lazlow, Drakkengard, Packilvania, Nylter, Todd, Bolshikstan, Kelssek, and East Malaysia.

Apologies in advance if I overlooked anyone, but it was inspiring to see everyone working together.

Do Slanted Black Stripes have a favorite color? If so... what is it?

Stripes is not plural. There is only one stripe. A Slanted Black Stripe. So the apparent answer is black. Our flag has two other colors. Below the stripe is the lush green of our tropical islands. Above the stripe is clear blue of our skies and water.

(How's that for the Chamber of Commerce description of ASBS?)

ASBS is a multicultural place, so we have no favorites. We enjoy all colors. Except fuchsia. It hurts our eyes.

Have you heard about Syrup, a film based on Max Barry's book of the same title? What do you think about it? Should Jenifer Government get a feature film?

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