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The North Pacific is a constitutional democracy. We have a constitution, a bill of rights, and a legal code, which you can read here. Our government has four branches:

The Legislature consists of the Regional Assembly (RA), which votes to enact and amend legislation. Discussions in the RA are moderated by the Speaker, who is elected from among the RA members, and their Deputies. Everyone with a nation in the region can apply to join the RA.

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The Judiciary consists of a single court, which has two Associate Justices and one Chief Justice. All Justices are elected by the RA, and are accountable to it. The court can authoritatively answer questions of law, void actions of other officials that have been brought for review, and decide criminal cases. Interacting with the Judiciary is the Attorney General, also elected by the RA, who serves as the chief prosecutor in criminal trials and as legal counsel to the Executive.

The Security Council is generally considered as a separate branch. It is a body of members that monitor the region for security purposes. They help protect the in-game delegacy, help with delegacy transitions during elections, and also provide a mechanism of response in the case of an illegal in-game delegate. They are accountable to the RA.

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You can drop by our World Assembly section, to discuss resolutions at vote, draft your own resolutions, and determine how our WA Delegate represents us in the World Assembly.

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Admin Requests; Masking, Forum changes, etc
Topic Started: May 28 2012, 05:07 AM (69,748 Views)
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First I'd appreciate it if the admins were to subscribe to this topic. <_<

Secondly, I'd like the Election Forums subtitle changed to Special Election for Associate Justice, June 2012 or Special Election for Associate Justice and .

Thirdly please be aware I will soon be asking for the news box related javascript to be changed (I will test my changes on the testforum first, and it will be safe to simply copy the relevant text box's contents). Soon after that I expect to request a revision of the laws page javascript (docs.js in the files manager) because there are some features which are currently broken.
Edited by Eluvatar, May 28 2012, 05:34 AM.
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Editing of forum title done
5. Forum administration will have 14 days to evaluate the citizenship applicant and verify that they are not using a proxy or evading a judicially-imposed penalty.

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I've updated the code for the security council alerts page on the testforum to cover TNP Law 30 Section One Clause 4:

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4. The elected and legitimate Delegate is exempt from endorsement requirements.
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The changes are to this javascript function:

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function sc_color(del, member) {
if( member.name == del.name )
return "darkgreen";
if( member.endos < legal_min(del.endos) )
return "pink";
if( member.endos > legal_max(del.endos) )
return "crimson";
if( member.endos > legal_max(del.endos)-10 )
return "darkkhaki";
return "darkgreen";
}


and to the line further down where it is called:

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str+='<td style=" color:'+sc_color(tnp.legal_delegate,member)+';">'+member.endos+"</td></tr>";
});


If you could apply that, either by copying all the code from the testforum or by copying these pieces and replacing the old versions of them, I'd be much obliged.

Edit:

I'd also be very pleased to see
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$("#news").ready( function() { $("#news").load("/pages/news/ #news"); } );

changed to
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$("#news").ready( function() { $("#news").load("/single/?p=8049728&t=6914891 .c_post"); } );

in the skin's layout, to follow my earlier suggestion.
Edited by Eluvatar, May 28 2012, 04:27 PM.
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All done.

-Lieutenant General (Retired) of The North Pacific Army
-Former Court Justice (3/14-7/14)
-Former Executive Councillor on the Council of Five (6/12-7/12)
-Former Chief of Staff of The North Pacific Army (4/12-7/12)
-Former Vice Delegate (3/09-9/09)
-Former Chancellor and President of UTNP
-Former Interior Minister (9/08-5/09)
-Former Vice Delegate (8/07-9/07)
-Former Security Council Member (8/06-11/06, 2/07-9/07)
-Former Chancellor of The North Pacific University (5/07-9/07)
-NPA Commendation of Valor (12/06)
-Former Minister of Defense (06/06-08/06, 5/07-8/07)
-Former Minister of Communications (2/06-5/06, 6/12-7/12)
-Former Minister of Culture and Education (8/05-9/05)


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Ator, I am not the coding person, so don't disappear!
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Two-Time Retired Speaker of the Regional Assembly
Three-Time Retired Chief Justice and a former Justice of the Court of The North Pacific
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I would like to request that the admins mask the previously approved RA members who awaited the end of elections, specifically Emperor bad, Isimud, Mycan, and Tyrranus.

Edit: Also, I'd like to ask permission for candidates for Council of Five to use the Elections board to campaign.
Edited by Eluvatar, May 29 2012, 04:24 AM.
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Why would we need to give permission to that area? As far as I know, they should be able to see that area of the forums, if there's a problem, then we may have to (god forbid) create a permission set.
I'll get the new R.A. members now; I haven't looked at that thread in a while.
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Two Term Retired Vice Delegate of The North Pacific
Two-Time Retired Speaker of the Regional Assembly
Three-Time Retired Chief Justice and a former Justice of the Court of The North Pacific
Former Attorney General of The North Pacific

Master Knight, Order Of Gryphons (Retired)

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Sponsor of record, Resolution 90 (Tsunami Warning System)
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I meant verbal permission. I'll understand that to mean assent.
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Sopo would like to be masked as a Foreign Envoy.
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Done
5. Forum administration will have 14 days to evaluate the citizenship applicant and verify that they are not using a proxy or evading a judicially-imposed penalty.

Happy Days


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please note that all comments made by Flemingovia (hereafter referred to as "the poster") should be taken to be prefaced with the phrase "I believe" whether or not the phrase "I believe" is actually used in the post. Therefore the poster is not liable to any charges of fraud, slander, libel or any other criminal or civil complaint resulting from this post (see TNP v Grosse, 2013). By continuing to read this post you signify your acceptance of these terms and conditions. if you do not agree to these terms, this post is not intended for you and should not be read.


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I would like to request that a mass email be sent to members of the Cabinet, Court Justices, Regional Assembly, and Registered Citizen groups:

I don't remember if it supports HTML but if it does:

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A <a href="http://forum.thenorthpacific.org/topic/6917774/">poll</a> has been started on what draft document to use as a basis for a new Constitution in The North Pacific. Please participate in the poll sometime this week so we can continue on schedule to reform.
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The admins are going to start to hate you if you keep this up. :P
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Just to be safe, I will include the other group masks that have to be in the R.A., but who aren't in those groups (S.C., Admin, Global Mods, Diplomats, NPA etc.)
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Two-Time Retired Speaker of the Regional Assembly
Three-Time Retired Chief Justice and a former Justice of the Court of The North Pacific
Former Attorney General of The North Pacific

Master Knight, Order Of Gryphons (Retired)

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Please change the "Completed RaV" autotool to use [ b ] rather than <b>.
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I would like to request that Foreign Envoys please be granted the permission to post in the WA boards.
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May 31 2012, 04:00 PM
Please change the "Completed RaV" autotool to use [ b ] rather than <b>.
I've updated all three autotools for the WA resolutions area. (It has not been updated since the WA era dawned!)
Fixed the bold code in both of the older tools.
Fixed the message on the WA Archiving tool to refer to current archive title.
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Retired Delegate, The North Pacific[/size]
Two Term Retired Vice Delegate of The North Pacific
Two-Time Retired Speaker of the Regional Assembly
Three-Time Retired Chief Justice and a former Justice of the Court of The North Pacific
Former Attorney General of The North Pacific

Master Knight, Order Of Gryphons (Retired)

Member, Old Guard
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May 31 2012, 08:44 PM
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May 31 2012, 04:00 PM
Please change the "Completed RaV" autotool to use [ b ] rather than <b>.
I've updated all three autotools for the WA resolutions area. (It has not been updated since the WA era dawned!)
Fixed the bold code in both of the older tools.
Fixed the message on the WA Archiving tool to refer to current archive title.
I appreciate that :)
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May 31 2012, 08:20 PM
I would like to request that Foreign Envoys please be granted the permission to post in the WA boards.
Turns out that while we had a member group for Foreign Envoys, we didn't have a permission mask, and that's been fixed. They should be able to now see and post in the WA areas.
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Retired Delegate, The North Pacific[/size]
Two Term Retired Vice Delegate of The North Pacific
Two-Time Retired Speaker of the Regional Assembly
Three-Time Retired Chief Justice and a former Justice of the Court of The North Pacific
Former Attorney General of The North Pacific

Master Knight, Order Of Gryphons (Retired)

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Sponsor of record, Resolution 90 (Tsunami Warning System)
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Sanctaria still can't post in the WA area <_<
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I'm getting the following, if it helps:

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