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« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2012, 11:14:02 am »
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Whatever those 100,000 people want.

I suppose somebody just won the thread. xD
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« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2012, 09:55:39 am »
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Be some sort of flamboyant all-powerful emperor, with concubines, a shiny palace, and the finest food in the land. But I would also be benevolent, and give the people what they need.
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« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2012, 10:46:44 am »
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Parliamentary democracy, with a President elected by the parliament, having symbolic and (limited) veto powers.

Unicameral parliament if the country is relatively uniform, bicameral if there are really strong regional identities (but with limited powers for the upper house). Full, national and open-list proportional representation for the election of MPs, with a low threshold (2%). If the political scene is really too fragmented, small majority bonus to the winning party/coalition (10% of seats should work fine).

A head of government elected by the main/only hous of parliament, then he appoints ministers without a need for another parliament vote. No-confidence motion must be constructive. The government can present bills for the parliament to vote, but cannot interfere in the voting with tools such as the French 49-3 or things like that.

The judicial is fully independent from the executive, with any important nomination made either by magistrates themselves, or by the President but with the need for a 2/3rds approval by the parliament. A Charter of Rights (comprising social rights such as the right to health, housing, etc) in the constitution clearly defines the principles any law should respect.
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22:15   ComradeSibboleth   this is all extremely terrible and in all respects absolutely fycking dire.

It really is.



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« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2012, 12:17:00 pm »
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Be honest people. You'd take the power.
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« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2012, 12:33:40 pm »
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Be honest people. You'd take the power.

If I took power, I'll make sure to leave it as soon as possible. That's one of the last jobs I'd want to have.
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« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2012, 08:08:31 pm »
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^^^top ten post in the history of the forum.
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It seems like Lief's posts sometimes have a sexual tint to them. I've definitely seen references to spanking more than once.
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« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2012, 11:31:55 am »
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for example, we would have no 'age of consent'
You're sick motherf**ker, opebo. I just don't understand how forum can like you.
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« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2012, 11:35:35 am »
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for example, we would have no 'age of consent'
You're sick motherf**ker, opebo. I just don't understand how forum can like you.

Why? The USSR never had an age of consent and Bolivia still doesn't.
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« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2012, 11:36:46 am »
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for example, we would have no 'age of consent'
You're sick motherf**ker, opebo. I just don't understand how forum can like you.

Why? The USSR never had an age of consent and Bolivia still doesn't.
But USSR had death penalty for pedophiles - it balances lack of consent age.
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« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2012, 12:22:38 pm »
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You're sick motherf**ker, opebo. I just don't understand how forum can like you.

Because they like the ladies, Pinkvein, as I do.  They don't like a tightass.
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« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2012, 12:30:02 pm »
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You're sick motherf**ker, opebo. I just don't understand how forum can like you.

Because they like the ladies, Pinkvein, as I do.  They don't like a tightass.
I, sir, also like women. But how is this related to age of consent?
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« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2012, 02:29:43 pm »

Opebo's post was deleted due to the inferences made to under age prostitution. It was rated 10 due to consensus and Nym's reccomendation.
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« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2012, 02:39:17 pm »
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Uh oh...
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« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2012, 12:46:19 pm »
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Ah, I dreamed of doing this when I was a boy. I even made some efforts, but, of course, it was too little to actually accomplish this.
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« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2012, 11:52:56 am »
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Ah, I dreamed of doing this when I was a boy. I even made some efforts, but, of course, it was too little to actually accomplish this.
Me too. But its impossibl to do IRL. Even the remotest coral reefs, rocky knolls and sandy islets in the Pacific and Indian Oceans are taken by some country. France and the US especially owns a remarkable collection of far away microscopic islands - far more than you would expect.
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« Reply #40 on: April 30, 2012, 05:06:20 pm »
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Singapore without the drug laws or media censorship. Structured on corporate lines of course, with me as a shareholder getting dividends. I'd hire competent people to do the actual running of it. Hell, I'd even get people from the UAE, Japan, Hong Kong, singapore, Lichtenstein and Monaco as consultants to help structure things.
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« Reply #41 on: April 30, 2012, 07:08:36 pm »
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Where is the island located? What are the resources? What are the demographics of the island? Give me a bit more then I'll give you an interesting answer.
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That has got to be one of the most retarded proposals I have read on this forum.

Don't worry, I'm sure more will crop up shortly.
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« Reply #42 on: May 01, 2012, 01:44:17 am »
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A Constitutional Monarchy, with universal suffrage for all citizens over 18.

A bi-cameral chamber made up of a lower 'assembly' of 35 people elected by FPTP every 4 years and an upper 'council' of 21 elected through PR. With a Prime Minister drawn from the assembly as head of government, with a Cabinet of 7 people.

A mixed-market economy with strong regulations on workplace relations and health and safety. A progressive taxation system with public education and healthcare.

a 5 member Supreme Court, appointed by the Monarch (with Prime Ministerial advice) after nominations from the national law society.
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