• RE: The EU's Latest Tweets

    #SirionDebate

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  • RE: The EU's Latest Tweets

    #SirionDebate

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  • RE: The EU's Latest Tweets

    #SirionDebate

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  • RE: Angleter Election 2018: The Final Debate

    JB: So now, in reverse order to the opening statements, I’m giving each candidate a chance to, in fifteen seconds, give a closing statement. Robert Kilroy-Silk, you first.

    RKS: You're tired of the way Angleter is being run? The other candidates fill you with despair? You think things can be better? You want to break the mould and pee these guys all off while you're at it? That's right - you're voting Kilroy.

    JB: Thanks. Emryc Isla.

    EI: The Citizen Alliance was created to hold the folks in power to account. But now we can do better. With your help, we can finally get a Citizen Alliance government that makes you the folks in power. I hope you’ll join us.

    JB: Next, it’s Sam Courtenay.

    SC: Governing is hard. I know that. But do you think the other people on this stage know that? Or do you think that if they get the keys to the Prime Minister’s Office, they’ll be in for a very rude awakening? You know it: only the SDP have the level heads and the experience to run this country.

    JB: Cut that one a bit fine, Sam. Salma Remington.

    SR: Whose country is this? Is it a country for the elite, the cis straight Latin Catholic men who’ve ruled this country since it was founded on the blood of innocent Muslims? The answer’s, well, yes. But with the CSL – and only the CSL – we can change that, and create a truly just society.

    JB: And finally, Sue Fareham.

    SF: This has all got a bit heated, and frankly, a bit abstract tonight. But I hope you’ll take away this: SDP rule just hasn’t delivered. If we reconnect with the principles that made us great, and elect a Democrat government, then we can really take this country forward again.

    JB: Thank you all, and thank you to our audience and the people who asked the questions. Polls are open on June 19th from 7am to 10pm, and if there’s one thing all these guys are agreed on, it’s that they definitely want you to go and vote. On Sirion, the debate continues in the spin room, if you haven’t had enough of this, and on Tuesday night we’ll be bringing you all the results as they come in. But from me, and from our five leaders, goodnight!

    posted in Politics & Incidents
  • RE: Angleter Election 2018: The Final Debate

    JB: To finish us off, Michael Cassar, from Arden, in Elkhand.

    MC: Should Angleter be a moral country, or a liberal country?

    JB: Sue Fareham.

    SF: Well, Michael, I think it can be both. Liberalism is a wonderful thing – nobody would want to live in a Communist society that told us exactly how to dress, what food we could eat, and so on. But it has its limits, and I think it’s right that government restricts some things in a moral and public interest.

    So I’m proud, for instance, that we’re one of the few countries that still stands up for marriage as a lifelong bond between a man and a woman. That we care for the terminally ill rather than killing them. And I’d like to *DING* see us extend our respect for life to the womb, too.

    JB: Salma Remington.

    SR: Sue, you can’t hide your authoritarianism behind this myth of ‘economic freedom’. It doesn’t exist. The real liberation in this country will be from religious bigotry, from patriarchy, from homophobia and transphobia, and from the capitalism that relies on these evils.

    We in the CSL don’t want a liberal society, we want a liberated society where women’s bodies aren’t policed, where marriage is an option that’s open to all and that couples can end if they so want, and where we don’t have to suffer the violence of hearing bigots speak out against these basic *DING* rights.

    JB: Emryc Isla.

    EI: Oh, here we go. Salma’s in favour of every freedom except freedom of speech. You know, if you’re watching this tonight, there’s a 99.999% chance you’ve got a viewpoint that Salma would like to see you sacked and preferably jailed for.

    The Citizen Alliance is neither a conservative nor a liberal party, and we’re certainly not whatever Salma is. Most of our members, like most Angleterics, are somewhere in the middle. But here’s something radical. We say, if the Angleteric people want to change these things, let’s *DING* vote on it in a referendum! These issues are too important to be left to politicians and judges.

    JB: Sa-

    SR: That’s actually disgusting. Putting people’s rights, their identities, their existence, up for public vote? That is sick. It’s mob rule.

    EI: Salma, have you ever considered at least pretending to like the people you want to vote for you?

    JB: That’s enough, both of you. Sam Courtenay.

    SC: A lot of LGBT people have come up to me recently, saying they’re angry that we didn’t pass gay marriage in the last three years. And you know what I said? I said, blame Sue Fareham, and Emryc Isla. They’re the ones who stopped it. I want to see that change, and with a majority SDP government, we will see that change.

    EI: Whether the people want it or not.

    JB: Emryc Isla, no more interruptions. Now, Robert Kilroy-Silk.

    RKS: Last again! I like to call myself a libertarian, and I think you should too. A woman should be able to evict a foetus from the womb until it’s viable. Gay people should be able to get married, and everyone should be able to get divorced. And they should be able to defend their heroin factories with howitzers, because, Emryc Isla, you don’t trust people with referendums. You trust them with liberty.

    SF: Should people be able to sell their organs too? Their bodies? How about nudity?

    RKS: Why not? In fact, let’s have some nudity ri-

    [Outcry]

    Joke! Joke. But seriously, why not?

    SF: Because the rules we have in place – the norms, the morals, the traditions – were set up for a reason. They’re here because, by and large, they work, and they help make our society happier, healthier, and wealthier. You want to chuck it all to the wind and create anarchy, but let me tell you, anarchy never lasts. It always ends with ordinary people, shorn of all protections, getting screwed by the scum of the earth.

    EI: And that’s why, when a tradition might not be working, we should require a referendum to change it.

    SR: This is offensive BS and Sue, you should read some books too when you’ve lost your seat. Everybody knows our so-called traditions were created by powerful Catholic men to justify and structuralise the oppression of women, of minority people, and anyone who was a threat to the establishment. Kilroy’s right for once, it all needs to go.

    RKS: But you want to replace it with new rules, against free speech and whatever.

    SR: You say new rules, I say better rules. Socially just rules.

    JB: That’ll do folks. Thank you very much.

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  • RE: Council Of State Official Hansard


    Riksdag Excerpt

    Health Minister’s (Bernard Sanders) Questions and Answers to the Riksdag.

    Speaker: Order, order! Oral questions to the Minister of Health will begin. He will be taking questions from the Riksdag. I call the Health Minister.

    Pauller Rand (CMP):  Mr Speaker, Does my friend see any merit in the idea of an Insurance Base healthcare policy? And on that note does he see merit in privatisation more generally?

    Minister of Health: Mr Speaker, No, I do not. Healthcare should not be a commodity, it should be a right. We see in other countries of europe where healthcare is based on private insurance, the exorbitant costs that most ordinary, working people simply cannot afford it. The Health Office is one of our nation's greatest achievements providing free at the point of use, quality healthcare. Urgent, accident, immediate, basic, and other important services will always be better provided by our HO to people as they need them, free of cost. The government taking care of its people is the greatest sign of a civilised society.

    Pauller Rand (CMP):  Mr Speaker, Does my Right Honourable friend believe that a State ran healthcare system is sustainable in the long run?

    Minister of Health: I absolutely believe the HO is sustainable in the long run, but like any system it has hiccups, and this Government has a plan to deal with these that will be unveiled as soon as it is ready.

    Tamara V. Banks (Liberal): Mr Speaker,Does my friend agree with me that there has been a lack of focus on social care within the Opposition and that it is only this government who can deliver the vital reforms needed to ensure sustainable social care?

    Minister of Health: I absolutely do. Social care is a fundamental part of the health of this nation, and it has been ignored for far too long. It is key to this Government's vision for the health of our nation that the elderly, disabled, and vulnerable get the social care they need, and, fundamentally, deserve. The upcoming HO bill will, among other measures, have an explicit focus on reforming hospital transitions, to ensure people are moved from social care to hospital, and vice versa, effectively. This is an absolutely critical part of the care of people with social care needs. We must make these transitions much smoother and more coordinated, so they actually work for those in need. Ensuring that those being provided with social care can get appropriate, and fast, health care, with everything that goes with it, is a priority for this government. So, yes, I absolutely agree with my Friend that only this government can deliver the vital reforms needed to ensure sustainable social care. And we will push it to other countries in Europe as well.

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  • RE: Angleter Election 2018: The Final Debate

    JB: Our next question is from Eunice Sabella, from Harran, in Maien.

    ES: My son, Corporal Nicholas Sabella, died fighting for this country in Dromund Kaas in 2013. Five years later, mothers up and down this country are still losing sons and daughters to this pointless war. When will it stop?

    JB: Apparently, the only person who hasn’t gone first yet is Robert Kilroy-Silk, so let’s have you.

    RKS: I was the only person on this stage to oppose this war back in 2011-

    SF: It started in 2012.

    RKS: -and I’m the only person who hasn’t changed his mind. The Democrats overreacted to the Kaasians at a time when they could’ve been negotiated with, and Angleteric soldiers have been paying the price ever since. It’s time to do a deal with the Kaasians and pull our troops out, and I’m the only person who can do it.

    JB: Sue Fareham? You apparently want to speak?

    SF: I want to correct some real nonsense there. Eunice, I am so sorry for your loss, and so grateful for your son’s valiant service. People like Kilroy might not think it meant much, but I know your son died to keep this country safe. Dromund Kaas literally abducted and probably beat the Premier Commissioner, they were rapidly arming themselves, and they were on our border. To say we could’ve just negotia-

    RKS: I think I could’ve done a better job that Maleeka Liszckoszi, Sue. Who knows, if I’d been Premier back then, perhaps all the deaths and all the refugees could’ve been avoided.

    SF: Is ‘back then’ 2011 or 2012? But the main point is that we are in this for a reason, and we need to build a stable, friendly nation in Dromund Kaas. Just pulling out won’t make this country any safer – the only real option *DING* is to stay in until we win, and that’s why Sam Courtenay’s had to do it.

    JB: And let’s hear from him. Sam Courtenay.

    SC: Thanks, John. I’d like to pay tribute to Corporal Sabella and all of those brave men and women who’ve laid down their lives for Angleter, especially during my government’s tenure. No, they shouldn’t be dead. We want to get out. And no, we don’t want to stay in forever on a nation-building exercise, like Sue Fareham. But this is a complex situation and we need to have a semblance of safety before we get out.

    EI: Sam, are you going to apologise to all the soldiers and their parents who voted for you because you said you’d get the war finished by the end of 2015? Or how about the families of those who died in the 9/9 attacks – 959 people dead, and still no answers? How come, Sam Courtenay?

    SC: Well, as I said, it’s a complex situation, and I hope they can at least appreciate why I’ve had to make the decisions I have, even if they’re not-

    EI: No apology, then. Got it.

    SC: I think that most people, if they were put in the situation I was, and learned what I did when I came into office, then they’d have done the same.

    EI: This is an insult.

    SF: Can I also add, it’s so ludicrous that you’re admitting you won an election on a promise that you didn’t know enough to make honestly, and then just fought the war half-heartedly for three years. It’s not good enough, Sam.

    SC: Look-

    EI: Oh and Sam, if this all dawned on you after you took office in June 2015 – and that’s not what you told me, by the way – what’s this? This is you, January 2017. It’s in the National Observer. “2017, we can rest assured, is the final year for the regime.”

    JB: Sue Fareham, Emryc Isla, that’s enough. Sam Courtenay, 30 seconds to respond, and then we’ll bring in Salma Remington. Go.

    SC: That quote referred to winning, not pulling out, Emryc, and you know it.

    [EI shakes head and shrugs shoulders in disbelief, mouthing ‘SAME DIFFERENCE’]

    When you get down to it, there are three options here. A sudden pullout, like Emryc and Kilroy and probably Salma want. A never-ending nation-building project, like Sue wants. Or the SDP approach, the measured approach, the approach that wants out, but not at the expense of Angleter’s safety.

    JB: Salma Remington to finish.

    SR: Yeah, so my condolences are for the thousands of innocent Kaasians killed by the Angleteric establishment’s aggression.

    [Boos]

    The millions of refugees who’ve fled our bombs and our troops, and are now being held in Sam Courtenay’s squalid camps. I’m not going to shed any tears for imperialists.

    [Louder boos]

    EI: This is the Angleteric left, people. No apology, no answers, no sympathy. They hate you. They hate their own country and its troops. It’s so vile.

    SR: I’d rather hate my own country than hate other countries so much I’ll invade them and put their people in camps. The war needs to end, and our war criminals need to be extradited to DK for prosecution – and that includes Concentration Camp Courtenay.

    [Audience gets restless; even louder boos]

    SC: This is outrageous. I don’t care how much time I’ve had, I’m responding anyway. Salma Remington, you are not even fit to clean the shoes of the brave men and women, like Corporal Sabella, who put their lives on the line for this country. I will not, will not take these outlandish accusations.

    And you know what’s really sad? That diatribe of yours allows people like Emryc Isla to attack the left in general. It brings us all down and that hurts the working people of this country.

    And also let’s stop with this crap about concentration camps. Do you think that if we let millions of Kaasians into this country there’d magically be millions of houses and all the infrastructure and public services for them? This is the real world, Salma, and it’s tragic, but I’m actually trying to achieve something here, instead of moralising from the comfort of being like the sixth party or whatever.

    [Applause]

    JB: OK. Emryc Isla, you’ve spoken enough already, so I- oh, fine, 20 seconds.

    EI: I don’t need that, John. All I have to say is Eunice, your son was a patriot and a hero, and it’s a tragedy that his life was cut short because of this divisive, brutal, and pointless war. End the war. Fund the military. That’s all.

    JB: That was 16 seconds, well done. Now for our final question.

    posted in Politics & Incidents
  • RE: Montenbourg Social Media and Press

    Riksdag representatives Opinions on Angleter Elections

    June 19, 2018 8:50 pm| by Rakj do||Skane News

    Can Sam Courtenay Retain Power? Angleter on the Verge of Prime Minister Election

    With the country playing a key role in maintaining stability in Europe. Current Prime Minister Sam Courtenay divides opinion with Emryc Isla, but can he remain in power? And do we know that this two are playing show-politics? Montenbourg Riksdag representatives gave their opinion on this upcoming elections.

    Leader of the Green Party Frankie Bergnstein, said this: "I see how hate has turn in this debate, it's horrible. Sam is going down and Emryc is bluff, they need to change the rhetoric and get real. I mean more good is better.This is a right-wing election move if this candidates win. More equal, more prosperous, more free, means more human rights and the pursuit of betterment for the European Union, not hateful rhetoric that only harms. And their councillors haven't done a thing against climate change; they... I say to you... they have a thing against our country."

    Rod Yeltsin from the Nationalitz party gave this opinion to the press: "Excellent!! Europe needs more manhood like Emryc, we have a common enemy, refugees and disgusting policies that have not put proud how beautiful sovereignty is, a year of great decisions is approaching. The next invasion, perpetuated by this government against the home soil of this new culture of humanity came from the wide expanses of the East. A horrific storm of cultureless hordes from the center of Kass and others poured deep into the heart of the European continent, burning, ravaging and murdering as a true scourge of God. He knows how to fight this, he is a brother of Montenbourg!"

    Cynthia Nixon member of the Liberal Party said the following statement: "The Angleterian debate is utterly nonsense. As far as this place is concerned I feel very strongly that our opposition to racism, xenophibia, hate and sexism and our support for equality before the law and an independent judiciary are hugely important considerations in the Riksdag. We value humanity, not hate. And definetly the rhetoric of Isla, Fareham, Kilroy-Silk and the strange-utterly-middle position of courtenay hasn't put anything forward on Europe. Even their leadership is not a good one right now, why? because their hateful rethoric against refugees, and their bad position against human rights. Under our leadership Europe has matured, and they still being kids. The people of Angleter need to vote for a change, a radical one, not a conservative-backward-one."

    Classical Monarchist, Joseph Biden gave his opinion on the Angleteric debate: "I call the Angleteric people to vote for a modern Angleter. One that defends human rights not diminish them. Their hateful rethoric is motivated by misconceptions and myths. I’m deeply concerned about this and we need to set an alarm against this, they want to overthrow an Act that is binding for them, and they need to act. And let's be real, look at their comissioner, and to Courtney participation at the European Union the last year and moths, are they hoping to just maintain a status quo where no decisions –bad or indifferent – are made and where some of the promise of a better Europe will not be fulfilled?"

    The Prime Minister exiting the residence said the following: "Look...I personally continue to believe in the value of the European Union, and more broadly of a Europe that is whole, free, and at peace. No small accomplishment. And Angleter has always been a lynchpin of that vision. What’s missing at the moment it seems to me, and what we need more than anything else, is empathy. A coming together from their respective parties, but I respect Angleter decision and their next Prime Minister will count on Montenbourg as a friend, and as ally."

    After this, we approach to some Montenbourgians to give us their opinions. 

    Alex Korner: "Montenbourg must lead because when we do not lead, when this exceptional nation does not lead, the Union is more dangerous. Montenbourg leadership matters in the European Union."

    Bishop Nadia Bolz-Weber: "Hate is not welcome, and they are big hateful puppets. Salma, is a good soul and she will lead a true change."

    No more comments, expected. Right now Europe eyes are in Angleter.

    posted in European News Consortium
  • RE: The Kingdom of Montenbourg- Factbook

    Montenbourg: Top 5 Companies.

    MÖNARCH Group: Is a financial holding company listed on the Royal Montague Exchange and controlled by the Bourgeon Family. Bourgs & Co is the flagship of the MÖNARCH banking Group and controls the MÖNARCH Group’s banking activities, and owners of BourgBank a famously European bank. In the area of private equity investments on their own account with a total value of M€971 million (in March 2018). This portfolio includes investments in private equity funds and mezzanine financing, including investments in listed and unlisted companies. Also the group is owner of MÖNARCH Öil which is also creating fuels from natural gas, fats, oils and greases. More than 3.1 gallons of the company's MÖNARCH Öil have been tested as synthetic diesel and jet fuel, is a marketer and distributor of alternative oil and gas products in eastern Montenbourg.

    Cöndé Nast: is a Montenbourgian mass media company founded in 1909 by Condé Montrose Nast, based at Montague Trade Tower and owned by Advance Publications. The company attracts more than 264 million consumers across its 19 brands and media: Allure, Architectural Digest, Ars Technica, Backchannel, Bon Appétit, Brides, Condé Nast Traveler, Epicurious, Glamour, Golf Digest, GQ, Pitchfork, Self, Teen Vogue, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, W and Wired. Robert A. Sauerberg Jr. is Condé Nast's chief executive officer and president. The company launched Condé Nast Entertainment in 2011 to develop film, television and digital video programming.

    Volvö Group: Is a Montenbourg multinational manufacturing company headquartered in Montague. While its core activity is the production, distribution and sale of cars, (Sports utility vehicles, sedans and station wagons) trucks, buses and construction equipment, Volvo also supplies marine and industrial drive systems.

    Husqvarna Group: is a Montenbourg manufacturer of outdoor power products including chainsaws,trimmers, brushcutters, cultivators, garden tractors, and mowers. Headquartered in Castletown, the Group also produces consumer watering products, cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries.

    Höganäs AB: is a Montenbourg multinational based on the little town of Hogan in Bordeaux. The company's portfolio of products and services includes sintered components, electromagnetic applications, brazing, chemical and metallurgical, hot polymer filtration, iron fortification, friction, Glidcop, sintered stainless steel filters, surface coating and welding.

    posted in National Information
  • RE: UEFA European Championships: Australia 2018

    Day Two

    Angleter vs. Atlexy (Group B)

    Match Statistics

    AngleterTeamAtlexy
    2Goals0
    8Shots On Goal8
    14Shots13
    17Fouls19
    3Corners6
    0Free Kicks1
    4Offsides3
    0Own Goals0
    1Yellow Cards3
    0Red Cards0

    Attendance: 56509 Added Time: 3 minutes

    Match Events (Time: Event)

    1: Atlexy takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
    2: Angleter takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
    6: Angleter scores! The scorer was (8)
    8: Atlexy takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
    13: Angleter takes a shot. That's off target.
    21: Angleter takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
    22: Angleter takes a shot. That's off target.
    28: Atlexy takes a shot. That's off target.
    29: Atlexy takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
    30: Angleter takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
    33: Angleter takes a shot. That's off target.
    36: Angleter takes a shot. That's off target.
    37: Atlexy takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
    44: Atlexy takes a shot. That's off target.
    45: Angleter takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
    49: Atlexy takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
    50: Angleter is shown a Yellow Card.
    52: Angleter takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
    53: Atlexy takes a shot. That's off target.
    54: Angleter scores! The scorer was (11)
    60: Angleter takes a shot. That's off target.
    64: Angleter takes a shot. That's off target.
    65: Atlexy takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
    67: Atlexy takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
    78: Atlexy takes a shot. That's off target.
    79: Angleter takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.
    83: Atlexy is shown a Yellow Card.
    85: Atlexy is shown a Yellow Card.
    86: Atlexy takes a shot. That's off target.
    92: Atlexy is shown a Yellow Card.
    93: Atlexy takes a shot. It's on target, but saved.

    posted in Culture & Sport

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