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« Reply #50 on: January 31, 2012, 08:52:02 pm »
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Note, this is called the "BC Core" by the government.

It contains over 70% of BC's population.
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« Reply #51 on: January 31, 2012, 09:04:30 pm »
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Early on in the history of Communist Canada, broadcasts from the US leaking over the border became an issue. TV's were given chips to block this out, but Radios were more difficult to control. Eventually, after competing blocking signals, Canada came to an agreement with many in the US. While the Federal government refused to sign on, many state governments like Vermont, New York, Ohio, Minnesota, and North Dakota signed deals, and in those states that did not, many municipalities (including many in Maine, Northern Michigan, and the whole of northern Idaho) signed deals. Where those did not exist, generally, private corporations formed groups to sign the deal.

All the deals were the same. The US would not broadcast any radio signals between 90 and 100 on the dial near Canada, and in return, Canada would not block any US radio signals. Radios in Canada had their dials limited so that they could only receive signals between 90 and 100.

Some areas had no agreement. Montana, for example, and New Hampshire. These disputes were minor however with only very small numbers on the "wrong" side of the border having their signal blocked.

Detroit-Windsor however was another story, with competing signals and blocking signals, sometimes chaining within a day.
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« Reply #52 on: January 31, 2012, 09:08:18 pm »
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THE GAME STARTS HERE

NEWS, SPRING 1993

BC
Radios manufactured across the border, but modified to meet Canadian standards have been found to be faulty. Reports are that if citizens push in the tuning nob very hard they can "break" the adjusted gear, limiting the radio to between 90 and 100, and have it fall down to the "normal" gear, for American audiences, allowing them to listen to signals from across the whole spectrum. Only one station is available, a hard rock station from Bellingham, but it can be reportedly heard loud and clear across the entire BC Core.

The BC government seems to be aware of the problem, but has not yet taken any steps.
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« Reply #53 on: January 31, 2012, 09:24:17 pm »
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ONTARIO

The S. Soviet is debating legalizing Tampons.
The items were made illegal in the 60's for fear that the items were "too sexual". Currently, there is only a small group of (female) members who are strongly for the idea, while the overwhelming majority have no strong feelings on the matter, but generally lean in favour of the idea.
Ontario's chairman has 3 gameplay choices.
1 - Come out loudly and vocally for the idea
2 - Come out loudly and vocally against the idea (which would likely see it defeated)
or
3 - be "neutral" which includes
i - softly for
ii - softly against
iii - take no stand
each of which would have the same end result.


It's time to renew Ontario's transit bus order for another 5 years.
Currently...
Speciality Buses (those used for wheel-trans services) are manufactured in Ontario by Ontario Bus Industries, AKA Orion. Orion has held this contract for a long time, and neither of it's competitors, Manitoba's New Flyer or Quebec's Nova, manufacture a bus in this size.
30 foot buses. Currently we buy from New Flyer, however Orion has a proposal to gain the contract, making their first new order for 30 foot buses. Orion has constructed these in the past, but stopped after losing the last contract.
60 foot 'bendy' buses. Our contract is currently with New Flyer, but has been with Nova in the past. Orion however has created a new 60 foot bus, and wishes to compete for the contract.
And our largest order is for 40 foot "normal size" buses. Currently we buy from Orion, but both Nova and New Flyer are looking to win the contract. We've never bought 40 foot buses from anyone but Orion.


Lastly, there is a debate at the politburo about restricting the number of media sources. Some magazines have been posting things which make the party feel uncomfortable, and many feel that a forced merger with patriotic magazines would be a good idea.
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« Reply #54 on: January 31, 2012, 09:31:42 pm »
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QUEBEC

The Montreal Metro, which looks like this

has been overcrowded in recent years, especially on the red line. There have been proposals to extend the red line to Oscar Peterson, as well as build a new line from Jean-Talon, though Fairview, and into the West Island. We look for the leader's input before proceeding.


The Politburo wants to stomp out nationalism. The banned fleur-de-lis symbol has been cropping up. Police feel the current policy of arresting those holding the flag is not enough, and want to expand this to include anyone else at these demonstrations.


Lastly, the S Soviet is debating allowing non-party members to run for the upcoming municipal election. The law would see the election act changed so that non party members can run for office. Those who do run and who are not from the party would need approval, of course, but it could open up municipal offices to those who fortunate enough to be party members. Others in the S Soviet want to open up party membership. Currently you need either 100 members to vouch for you, or, to be the son, daughter, wife, or husband of a member. They want to change the rules to reduce the vouchers to 10.
Your choices are
A - Go with the voucher decision
B - Go with the independents running decision
or
C - Oppose both (which would see them defeated)
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« Reply #55 on: January 31, 2012, 10:17:49 pm »
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ONTARIO

Tampons: We will officially favor the legalization of tampons in Ontario, but it is not a top priority issue. (In other words, option 3(i).

Transit Bus Order: With tensions mounting between the provinces, we would prefer if Ontarian manufacturers were responsible for our buses.

Specialty Buses: Provided the cost is not prohibitive, the contract with Orion will be renewed. If we feel that the cost is not worth it, then we will make do with existing buses.

Other Buses: We prefer Orion, but if their price is significantly higher, then we go with the lowest bidder.

Media: Push for the mergers.
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« Reply #56 on: January 31, 2012, 11:01:22 pm »
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The "bids" are of equal value as dictated by law.
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« Reply #57 on: January 31, 2012, 11:13:12 pm »
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The "bids" are of equal value as dictated by law.

I suspected that such may be the case. In that case:

Specialty Buses: No change in orders.

30-Foot Buses: If Orion has fixed, or at least improved upon, whatever caused them to lose the contract last time, then they will get the contract. Otherwise we will stick with New Flyer.

60-Foot Buses: If the quality of the Orion buses is not significantly worse than that of the New Flyers or Novas, then we will go with Orion. Otherwise we will go with whatever we think is the best quality.

40-Foot Buses: We will stick with Orion.
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« Reply #58 on: January 31, 2012, 11:23:18 pm »
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30 - they have
60 - the quality is unknown, as they are brand new.
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« Reply #59 on: January 31, 2012, 11:28:54 pm »
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30 - they have
60 - the quality is unknown, as they are brand new.

30- Orion it is, then.
60- Can't we send somebody to inspect the new model and give their opinion?
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« Reply #60 on: February 01, 2012, 12:41:10 am »
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You did.
The first Inspector said that he was proud to be a Communist.
The second Inspector said that the bus was built using great Communist labour rules.
The third Inspector said that Orion is following the Communist way.

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to head off further questions, quality control is not a top priority. You can order specific tests done, but the answer to any further quality questions would be "I don't know" translated as "Communism is the best"
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« Reply #61 on: February 01, 2012, 01:37:21 am »
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You did.
The first Inspector said that he was proud to be a Communist.
The second Inspector said that the bus was built using great Communist labour rules.
The third Inspector said that Orion is following the Communist way.

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to head off further questions, quality control is not a top priority. You can order specific tests done, but the answer to any further quality questions would be "I don't know" translated as "Communism is the best"

Sack the incompetent inspectors and sign the contract with Orion.
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« Reply #62 on: February 01, 2012, 01:38:05 am »
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Sacked and signed.
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« Reply #63 on: February 01, 2012, 01:54:12 am »
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Once I get responses from Hash, we move to Summer 1993, where most of your events will be tied to federal matters. Once things "get rolling" the updates move to monthly, and once they "get heated", weekly.

You'll also get an update on your popular support and perceived position.
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« Reply #64 on: February 02, 2012, 09:20:27 am »
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Just waiting on Quebec
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« Reply #65 on: February 02, 2012, 11:57:00 am »
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Quebec

Metro: Build a new line from Jean Talon via Fairview to the West Island
Nationalism: Arrest all those at these rallies
Elections: Allow independents to run if their commitments to the Revolution and their ideals are impecable.
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« Reply #66 on: February 02, 2012, 12:11:55 pm »
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Processing
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« Reply #67 on: February 02, 2012, 12:16:09 pm »
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>Popular Support (favour minus disfavour)
CP-C -29%
CP-O -16%
CP-Q -14%
CP-B -17%
CP-A -15%
CP-M -14%
CP-S -14%

>Perceived Position
CP-C Pro-Canadian-Federation, Pro-Communist
CP-O Pro-Canadian-Federation, Pro-Communist
CP-Q Pro-Canadian-Federation, Strongly Pro-Communist
CP-B Pro-Canadian-Federation, Wavering on Communism
CP-A Pro-Canadian-Federation, Pro-Communist
CP-M Pro-Canadian-Federation, Pro-Communist
CP-S Strongly Pro-Canadian-Federation, Pro-Communist
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« Reply #68 on: February 02, 2012, 12:17:14 pm »
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SUMMER 1993


More problems in the BC Core, this time as magazines push the limit of free speech. The BC Government seems either unwilling or unable to deal with this, and there is some suggestion that at the coming federal meetings, BC be forced into action.
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« Reply #69 on: February 02, 2012, 12:25:08 pm »
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ONTARIO

(local issues)
(economic)
With the new Ontario-Made 60 foot buses, many municipalities have placed orders, far beyond our original quotas. The government is wondering if Orion should be instructed to change 600 of the orders for 40 foot buses into 400 orders for 60 foot buses, in order to meet the demand. Another possibility is to encourage cities to buy 40 foot buses, while ordering 200 extra 60 footers from Nova (which has production room after losing Saskatchewan as a customer)

(social)
Ever since home ownership was legalized in the 80's, there has been a drive to create "condominiums", which are apartment buildings where the units are owned. Some oppose this on the grounds of unfairness and opposition to communist ideals. The S. Soviet would like your input on the matter.

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« Reply #70 on: February 02, 2012, 12:28:48 pm »
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QUEBEC

(local issues)
(economic)
There is a growing inequality between those in urban and rural areas, with those in Montreal regularly being more wealthy than those in rural Quebec. There are many ideas of how to deal with this, but the two most popular are credits or grants to those in rural areas, allowing them to use the money for things like vehicles or other such items that are required in a rural setting but not an urban one, while another idea is to sharply increase taxes on those in the cities so as to redistribute the wealth. The politburo is set to meet to discuss this, and would like to hear your ideas.

(social)
Drinking is slowly becoming a problem in Quebec, with more and more people drinking more and more wine as part of the everyday experience. Meetings of even the S. Soviet have been effected, with conservative estimates putting the number of those visibly drunk at 20%. There is talk of forcing a rise in the price of alcohol to curb this, but an alternative proposal is to ID all purchasers, and limit the amount they can buy over a time span. Leaders look to your for your answer to these problems.
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« Reply #71 on: February 02, 2012, 12:40:48 pm »
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(federal issues)
(war council)
The War Council is debating the purchase of new equipment, but is having difficulty deciding where to buy from. Previously, all our equipment came from the Soviet Union, but that country is no more. Some have suggested we buy from Communist China, but the equipment made there is not only very limited but not of much use for our needs. Others have proposed we continue to buy from Russia, communist or not. Still others have suggested looking to Europe (France, Germany, and the UK) as some companies there have shown an interest. (FTR, the US refuses to sell us arms)


(Presidency)
There is great concern over developments in the BC Core, and accusations that anti-revolutionary action has been instigated. Many in the federal party are pushing for swift and harsh action against BC, and the Presidency is one of the best ways to force the BC Communist Party to comply. The Presidency wishes to hold an open discussion on how to proceed.


(Continuing Committee)
The CC has surprised some of it's members by revealing that the United States would like to open a crack in it's border. For years the US has heavily restricted trade with Canada, but it appears as though they are slowly warming up to the idea of trade with us. Some suspect it's a capitalist trick, while others think it's dangerous to allow ourselves to be so open. There is however some who say that trade can be a good thing, that we can grow, and show the USA how a country should properly work at the same time. Discussion is open on the matter.


(S. Soviet)
Given the recent success in Quebec with the election of pro-communist but non-party-members to municipal office (some of whom have been very popular) the federal S. Soviet wishes to attempt to emulate this, and looks for input from various national leaders.

Also on the docket is a proposal from BC to loosen restrictions on the media, something that's opposed, but not strongly. Without official support from Quebec and Ontario it will fail, and even if only one backs the idea, it might fail nevertheless. All eyes are on Quebec City and Toronto.

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« Reply #72 on: February 02, 2012, 01:44:30 pm »
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ONTARIO:

Local Issues:

Buses: We will instruct Orion to change 600 of the orders for 40-foot buses into 400 orders for 60-foot buses.

Condominiums: We oppose this.

Federal Issues:

War Council: I suggest we continue to buy from Russia, and also consider European equipment. Having adequate equipment is more important than whether or not that equipment is of communist manufacture. However, we should also consider the viability of domestic production, so that this is less of an issue in the future.

Presidency: If there are rebellious elements in the BC Core, then they must be put down swiftly, by whatever means necessary.

Continuing Committee: I am not entirely averse to the idea of trade with our southern neighbors, but we must be wary. At present, I am uncommitted, but I will say that if we do open up trade with the United States, that we should start small and monitor the situation very closely.

Elections: Allowing non-party-members to hold federal office will set a dangerous precedent. If people are truly committed to the cause of communism, then they should join the party.

Media: Ontario will oppose the loosening of restrictions on the media. We also suggest that lack of enforcement of existing restrictions within British Columbia is a primary contributing factor to the anti-revolutionary actions in that province. Any action to be taken against such subversive elements should begin there.
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« Reply #73 on: February 04, 2012, 12:59:08 pm »
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« Reply #74 on: February 21, 2012, 03:13:48 pm »
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I'm not sure if this is still running, but I'd like to sign up for Alberta, if possible.
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