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Vice Delegate's Desk; For dialogue between the Vice Delegate and the Public
Topic Started: Dec 4 2014, 05:38 PM (2,388 Views)
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Welcome to the Vice Delegate's Desk! This thread will be used by the Vice Delegate to keep the public up to date on:
  • Changes to the SC roster
  • Changes to the order of succession
  • SC voting results
  • Other official actions by the Vice Delegate
Comment below if you have any questions or comments for the Vice Delegate! Sensitive information should be sent to the Vice Delegate directly by private message. The current Vice Delegate is Siwale.

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SC Removal/Suspension Notifications
Notifications to the Regional Assembly regarding removals and suspensions of Security Councillors
Security Council Roster
This page is maintained by the Vice Delegate and gives up-to-date information on the members of the SC and the order of succession.
TNP Constitution, Article 6
Article dealing with the SC
TNP Legal Code, Chapter 5
Regional Security Law
SC Procedure
Adopted by the Security Council for its own governance.
SC Records
This page gives historical data on endorsement and influence levels up to the present day.
SC Alerts
Monitor various aspects of regional security and view current messages from the Security Council.
Edited by Siwale, Jan 19 2018, 02:47 AM.
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When do you plan on unveling the Vice Delegate MoRS seal? And how awesome is it going to be?
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Looking forward to its unveling.
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Mr. Vice Delegate, I would like to report a very worrying telegram I received recently!
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Hi there, SillyString!

You can call me COE, and as you might have heard, I'm the new Vice Delegate of The North Pacific. My job is to keep our region safe from security threats to the delegate, and to take the reins if anything should happen to him. To do that, I will need to have the second-highest number of endorsements in the region. Right now I'm just shy of 300, and I need 500 to be effective in my duties as Vice Delegate. That's a big gap!

You can help by giving my your endorsement. Just click on my nation name, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click "Endorse General COE. Do your part to keep our region safe!

I always return endorsements, so if you haven't received an endorsement from me yet, I will definitely endorse you back when I receive your endorsement. If you have any questions for me, please reply to this telegram - I love hearing from TNP nations. I'll also be doing an Ask-Me-Anything, reddit style, on the forum and the RMB later this week. Hope to hear from you!

Regards,
COE

I have discovered that this dangerous individual is none other than a high ranking member of The Black Hawks, and I am sure their attempts to tart within TNP can be nothing but sinister and dangerous to our fair home. I urge you, from one loyal citizen to another, to take whatever steps are necessary to combat this cunning, infiltrating imposter.
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I will start an immediate investigation into this..."COE" :ph34r:
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Im concerned about this, this is akin to Eric Holder saying he would investigate himself, I feel the Vice Delegate should allow the Delegate to appoint a special investigator. Thoughts? Why or why isnt this a good idea? Is there any constiutional basis that would prevent this? Can the Security Council thrwart a rogue Vice Delegate and Security Council Chair?
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Yes. In the SC, thwarting is Job One.
"Lest this is lost amid the asshattery..." -Flemingovia
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PaulWallLibertarian42
Dec 4 2014, 05:53 PM
Im concerned about this, this is akin to Eric Holder saying he would investigate himself, I feel the Vice Delegate should allow the Delegate to appoint a special investigator. Thoughts? Why or why isnt this a good idea? Is there any constiutional basis that would prevent this? Can the Security Council thrwart a rogue Vice Delegate and Security Council Chair?
SHH!
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The Security Council has approved the application of HMS Unicorn. The results may be found here. A thread will be opened in the RA shortly.
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Olvern, not-Meerkat, going PINK

Can we coup yet?
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I am glad to see the Vice Delegate taking this threat seriously. :w00t: It really restores my faith in government!
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Dec 4 2014, 06:02 PM
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Dec 4 2014, 05:53 PM
Im concerned about this, this is akin to Eric Holder saying he would investigate himself, I feel the Vice Delegate should allow the Delegate to appoint a special investigator. Thoughts? Why or why isnt this a good idea? Is there any constiutional basis that would prevent this? Can the Security Council thrwart a rogue Vice Delegate and Security Council Chair?
SHH!
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A few recent changes to the SC Roster:

~I have deleted Kiwi and Ator following their vacancies
~I have added HMS Unicorn to the end of the Order of Succession following his admission to the SC by the RA.
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Dec 10 2014, 12:32 AM
I have added HMS Unicorn to the end of the Order of Succession following his admission to the SC by the RA.
It has come to my attention that this was in error, as r3n has not posted his oath of office.

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Dec 17 2014, 05:58 PM
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Dec 10 2014, 12:32 AM
I have added HMS Unicorn to the end of the Order of Succession following his admission to the SC by the RA.
It has come to my attention that this was in error, as r3n has not posted his oath of office.

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Again?

Maybe his subconscious is trying to tell him something. :tb3:
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Mr. Vice Delegate, I hereby resign from the Security Council. While I remain steadfastly committed to the safety and security of The North Pacific, I have decided to take an indefinite hiatus from government service, which includes the council.
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Jan 13 2016, 02:46 AM
Mr. Vice Delegate, I hereby resign from the Security Council. While I remain steadfastly committed to the safety and security of The North Pacific, I have decided to take an indefinite hiatus from government service, which includes the council.
Thank you for the notification and service, COE. I will update the roster accordingly when I get the chance.
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FEC's removal should also be announced to the RA, as she has not logged on in (well over) 14 days. :( I am silly.
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Mr Vice Delegate, I believe that this post requires updating to reflect the amended minimums in the security law, namely a new minimum spdr of 330, rank of Apprentice or higher, and 300 endorsements.
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