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The East Pacific Newspaper, 2nd Edition

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Image courtesy of Emperor Matthius, paper written by Todd McCloud and Dyr Nasad, edited by YaM

From the Desk of the Delegatep

Hello region-goers, userites, feederites, politicians, and random passer-bys! I wish to welcome you to a second installment of The East Pacific's Monthly Newspaper. Yes, we've only had two editions, but the latter Spring months are always hectic - much work, research, and examinations across the board.

Exciting events are once again occurring in our fair region. We have decided to revamp our debate contest and co-host it with the region Equilism. The deadline to signup is the 15th of June, so be certain to sign up on the forums, get ready for some fun, and above all, work things out like any other homicidal-leaning philosopher would. After all, it's only natural we debate, and it's only unnatural to let your talents go to waste!

We're enjoying our second term for the Magisterium, in which the members seem to be moving along fluidly. We're also enjoying the presence of our newest arbiter. And imagine that - it's all quarrel-free - we actually get along and the likes! Communities can be remarkable from time to time, and The East Pacific is no different.

We have also established new aspects to our forums. Our newest section, University of The East Pacific will host player histories, region histories, and guides to the game. But we have more to offer - our What If Forum tries to answer what could have been if NS had changed or was different. That has ushered in our debate forum, which should be good for the contest we'll be co-hosting!

Finally, for the roleplaying section, we're currently hashing out foreign policies, dealing with a demonic presence, and enjoying a return to the medieval world. It promises to be fun!

Well, that's it for now. Thank you for your time, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the issue!

- Todd McCloud

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From the Halls of the Magisterium

By Dyr Nasad, Provost Pro Tempore

Greetings from the Magisterium of The East Pacific. We've had some changes and made great progress since the previous edition of this paper. First, we have a new Magisterium. Here is the new member list and votes for/against:

12-1 Antracia

8-5 Anur-Sanur

10-2 Bolshikstan

12-1 Dyr Nasad

11-2 Cloudous

10-2 Infinite Loop

13-0 Kelssek

11-2 Lowbrook

12-0 Warr

11-1 YaM

Everyone who ran for the office was elected. Some of the citizens of TEP, however, did have some issues with the way that Infinite Loop acted during his campaign. In order to make ammends, he immediately resigned from the office.

Here are the results of the votes on various proposals:

Provost

Warr was elected as Provost and Dyr Nasad was elected Provost Pro Tempore through a power sharing deal. There was a tied vote, and, at the time, there was no way to deal with such a situation.

Warr-4 votes

Dyr Nasad-4 votes

Law Regarding Tied Votes in the Magisterium

This law passed with 6 votes FOR, 1 vote AGAINST, and 2 did not vote. This law, created by Dyr Nasad and Warr, states that, it the event of a tie in the Magisterium, the proposal will be brought to the general populace in a referendum. If the citizens' votes are still tied, then the casting vote will be given to the Conclave, the court of TEP which always has an odd number of members.

Appointment of DFD as Arbiter

This motion passed with 7 votes FOR, 0 AGAINST, and 2 did not vote. The Conclave must always have an even number of members, and Arbiters cannot run/hold the positions of Magister or Delegate simultaneously. Infinite Loop gave up is position as Arbiter when he ran for the Magisterium. DFD said that she was willing to take his place. After a minor incident concerning DFD's past in the Empire, she easily passed the Magisterium. Good luck DFD!

Amendments to Standing Orders

This motion passed with 7 votes FOR, 0 AGAINST, and 2 did not vote. This ammendment, created by Kelssek, made a few minor, but needed, changes. This allowed the Provost the choice of appointing a Provost Pro Tempore only if he/she believed that he/she needed help (previously, the Provost had to appoint a deputy) In addition, it slightly changed the voting process. Previously, a vote only required two motions. Now the Provost must sign off on any vote.

Office of Tourism and Recruitment

This motion passed with 7 votes FOR, 0 AGAINST, and 2 did not vote (anyone else seeing a pattern?). This proposal, created by Dyr Nasad and Infinite Loop, presented the idea that the Office of Tourism and Recruitment should be created. This was created primarily because TEP sees a constant outflux of nations into other regions, and it wishes to retain all the nations that it can. The Director of the Office of Tourism is an appointee of the Delegate, and can choose deputies as he/she sees fit. The first ever head of this office, titled the Officer of Tourism, is Dyr Nasad. Good luck to Dyr Nasad! (yes, I'm wishing myself luck)

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From the Office of the WA Liason

By Dyr Nasad, on behalf of Drakkengard, WA Liason

Here is a list of how The East Pacific voted on the various WA Resolutions since the previous issue of this newspaper.

The Right to a Lawful Divorce

TEP voted AGAINST with 1 vote FOR and 6 votes AGAINST. The prevailing opinion AGAINST was that divorce was not an issue that the WA should be involved in. Decision: The resolution The Right to a Lawful Divorce was passed 2,833 votes to 1,807, and implemented in all WA member nations.

The Landmine Convention

TEP voted FOR with 7 votes FOR and 4 votes AGAINST. The prevailing opinion FOR was that landmines injure too many civilians. Decision: The resolution The Landmine Convention was passed 2,766 votes to 1,405, and implemented in all WA member nations.

Repeal "Nuclear Arms Possession Act"

TEP voted AGAINST with 1 vote FOR and 9 votes AGAINST. The prevailing opinion AGAINST was that the Nuclear Arms Possession Act only gives WA nations the right to possess nuclear weaponry. If this was repealed, then non-WA nations would have a distinct advantage when fighting a WA nation. Decision: The resolution "Repeal "Nuclear Arms Possession Act"" was defeated 2,758 votes to 2,373.

Access to Life-Saving Drugs

TEP voted AGAINST with 1 vote FOR and 5 votes AGAINST. The prevailing opinions AGAINST were that it was awkwardly written and that it was anti-capitalist. Decision: The resolution Access to Life-Saving Drugs was passed 3,269 votes to 1,183, and implemented in all WA member nations.

WA Environmental Council

TEP voted AGAINST with 0 votes FOR and 5 votes AGAINST. The prevailing opinions AGAINST were that this resolution was too weakly worded and that it had prematurely blamed industry for environmental issues. Decision: The resolution WA Environmental Council was passed 2,832 votes to 1,390, and implemented in all WA member nations.

WA Labor Relations Act

TEP voted AGAINST with 3 votes FOR and 4 votes AGAINST. The prevailing opinions AGAINST were that this issue was not the WA's responsibilty and that it harmed WA nations' economies. Decision: The resolution WA Labor Relations Act was passed 2,682 votes to 1,661, and implemented in all WA member nations.

Reduction of Abortion Act

TEP voted FOR with 6 votes FOR and 1 vote AGAINST. The prevailing opinion FOR was that most nations couldn't find faults in the resolution. Decision: The resolution Reduction of Abortion Act was passed 3,166 votes to 1,516, and implemented in all WA member nations.

Repeal "World Assembly Economic Union"

TEP voted AGAINST with 0 votes FOR and 5 votes AGAINST. The prevailing opinion AGAINST was that isolationist policies hurt everyone. Decision: The resolution Repeal "World Assembly Economic Union" was passed 2,963 votes to 1,204.

Right of Emigration

TEP voted AGAINST with 3 votes FOR and 6 votes AGAINST. The prevailing opinion AGAINST was that the resolution was written very badly. Additionally, almost every nation found something wrong that the other nations didn't notice. Decision: The resolution Right of Emigration was passed 3,011 votes to 1,673, and implemented in all WA member nations.

Law of the Sea

TEP voted AGAINST with 2 votes FOR and 7 votes AGAINST. The prevailing opinion AGAINST was that the resolution tried to enforce the WA's will on non-WA nations. Decision: The resolution Law of the Sea was passed 3,348 votes to 1,065, and implemented in all WA member nations.

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New Members of TEP's Forum

By Dyr Nasad

Here is a list of the new nations on TEP's forum.

name, (post count)

Magisters

Dyr Nasad (792), YaM (779), lowbrook (25)

Citizens

ultharambassadorbarbara (128), Tokka Wokka (5), Powerhungry Chipmunks (3), Imstar (1)

Members

President John Henry Eden (29), Andromeda Islands (27), Fiona Somerset (9), Neasmyrna (8), Carami (7), TripleKo (6), Expansive Esophagus (6), KillJoy Grey (5)

Spartzerina (2), Kekova (2), Most Great Britannia (2), kareybarey (2), Drock Borien (2)

Jahka (1), East Islington (1), Pacificstania (1), Pershall (1), Kazaman (1)

PROA (0), brillen (0), comunnism (0), Fluffy Black Cats (0), Napam (0), Brook Grey (0), kiket (0), Meckra'sFinest (0)

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The Quiz

By Dyr Nasad

You've made it this far! Amazing! As promised, we have a small quiz for you, open to regions which have established an embassy on our forums *and* have a TEP embassy on their forums! The prize for answering the questions correctly? The first two nations to correctly post the right answers here will have their choice of either their name or the name of their region featured on the World Factbook Entry for twenty four hours!

Quiz Two

Who is the newest member of TEP's Conclave?

Which Magister was elected, but declined the position?

In RP, which nation is allowing other players to enter his country and meddle with his politics?

Which two regions are hosting the NS Debate Contest?

Good Luck and Have Fun!

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Want an Embassy in TEP?

With the emergence of a stable and successful government, The East Pacific is looking to get more connected on an NS-worldly spectrum. We would be honored if your region would consider setting up an embassy on our forum. Here's how it works:

Go to this forum here, and post a message with the topic title being your region's name. In that topic, please include your region's name, a link to your forums, approximate number of nations in your region (optional), and a potential ambassador (this may be changed - we understand selecting ambassadors may take time).

We will then review your request shortly. Once the request has been reviewed and passed, a sub-forum will be created for your region's representation and news. The address will be posted as a reply in this thread, and your ambassador may begin posting immediately!

Also, here is the link to TEP's main forum index page.

http://www.theeastpacific.com

Good luck!

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