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Issue Roundup 6/8

The Issue

Several animal rights groups have protested the continuing use of fur as a material for clothing.

Accepted Position

"This is an outrage!" cries Rebecca Harishchandra, president of the Be Nice To Animals society. "The manufacture of fur apparel is unethical, cruel, and disgusting! People just don't seem to realise that millions of animals die each year in fur farms, crammed into tiny cages and suffering the most terrible treatment just so someone can look appealing and rich! This is a sick practice and must be stopped! The same can go for leather shoes and snakeskin belts too."

Result

The wearing and manufacture of fur apparel is banned.
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The Issue

After another movie season dominated by sequels, remakes and spin-offs, cinema buffs have come to your office begging for action.

Accepted Position

"Haha!" chortles Daniel Tan, while watching 'Mad Max vs. Jar-Jar Binks 2: The Unrated Edition' on his smartphone. Shovelling another handful of popcorn into his mouth, he turns to interject, "Oh my god, this is the best part, guys. Will you keep quiet back there?"

Result

'Police Academy 36' and 'Sharknados On A Plane' are vying for top spot at the box-office.
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The Issue

After a very popular domestic bill was shot down due to contradicting existing World Assembly legislation on a similar subject, the Crystal Tokyo Observer organized a national poll among subscribers. Leaders of the 'National Sovereignty' and 'International Federalist' camps are meeting in your office to argue their case.

Accepted Position

"Think of the CHILDREN," cries Josh Hendrikson, your Foreign Minister. "Membership in the World Assembly is vital if Kristalmaan is to ensure that countries across the multiverse adopt a way of living that is right! I shudder to think of the awfulness that would happen in other nations without our guidance in the World Assembly. Please, Neo-Queen Serenity, we must remain a part of this organisation!"

Result

Dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission.
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The Issue

A recent lull in legislation has sparked the fires of some bored politicians. After reviewing the back-log of constituent complaints, they've come to your desk demanding welfare reform.

Accepted Position

"He has a point," says popular political pundit Gregory Barry. "There are a lot of people in the system, and some of them don't really need to be there. The government should be finding these people jobs, so that our welfare system can survive and meet the needs of the truly impoverished. Of course, we're going to have to spend a few Crystals to achieve this goal. But, what's a little tax hike if it means saving our dying welfare programs and the people who depend on them?"

Result

The government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor.
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The Issue

Last month the Moon-Touched Navy's flagship scandalously sank while docked in the Lahabana Harbor. After analysis, experts concluded the primary cause was rust from poor maintenance.

Accepted Position

"This only proves that battleships are obsolete," concludes Bill Bronte after watching the newest Star Trek movie, "Kristalmaan needs weapons to combat the problems of the 23rd, I mean 21st century. We need to start research and development of an interstellar fleet or we'll be left behind in the arms race against... I dunno Klingons?"

Result

The military has forsaken terrestrial warfare.

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