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Skyburn
Space Emperor


Joined: Mar 12, 2008

PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:09 am    Post subject: Gas Giant Colonization Research Ban Reply with quote

I will be brief, Senators. We need to focus our resources on securing our frontiers and conquering enemy territory. Gas Giant Research must be banned.

We can gain more territory by conquering enemy planets. This method of increasing our colony numbers has two advantages over Gas Giant Colonization. Firstly, we deprive our enemies of resources while enriching ourselves. Secondly, the military forces that we build can be used for other purposes, like defense.

Economically, we are not fully using our resource base. We are storing vast numbers of resources every turn. Building colonizers would seem to solve these problems; however, that solution would be temporary, at best. We would eventually find ourselves where we are now, with a vast resource base that we cannot effectively use.

In short, researching Gas Giant Colonization would be a fool's errand.

I have no wish to see us squander our resources, research, or yard time. I have no wish to see enemies overrun our borders while we are building colony ships. I have no wish to see our citizens murdered or enslaved by our adversaries.

And I have no wish to see the Federation snuffed out because we pissed away its strength on a fool's errand.


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dumbluck
Space Emperor


Joined: Sep 22, 2007

PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wholeheartedly concur with all the points my esteemed colleague from House Bifrost has put forth. We as a Federation has sat back and watched as it's enemies have eroded our borders. Kennelworth, Melbor, and Sephandris have already fallen to the enemy, and Sundry is hanging on by a thread. How many more of our citizens will we allow to be enslaved by those that would destroy us? How many more systems must fall before we decide to take action? We must take the fight to the enemy, less we fall victim to them.

dumbluck
CEO, Fortuitous Investments, Inc.
Author: The Belanai Story


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Skyburn
Space Emperor


Joined: Mar 12, 2008

PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm surprised no one else has any comments.

Draft Bill:
Code:
1. No citizen may invest Science Points into Gas Giant Colonization.

2. This Bill will stay in effect until repealed by the Senate.


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Zastaver
Space Emperor


Joined: Feb 24, 2007

PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think this would benifit the federation as a whole. althow i will for now put of motioning this to a vote untill more discussion is had on the topic.

Captan Zastaver Alcora F.W.S.N. FSL of the navy.
abord the FWS Lycoris.

For all who have fallen before us, may we stand firm.


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Colonial
Space Emperor


Joined: Dec 21, 2009

PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds fine, yeah.

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Skyburn
Space Emperor


Joined: Mar 12, 2008

PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, there certainly has been time for discussion. I still feel very strongly about this and intend to call for a vote within the next few turns.

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Khizlek
Space Emperor


Joined: Oct 07, 2007

PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are there any resources already slated towards Gas research?

System Lord Khizlek of DynaCorp Industries (PBC SEIV).


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Skyburn
Space Emperor


Joined: Mar 12, 2008

PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not as far as I know. I've heard rumors that certain parties have been stockpiling science for this tech, but no hard data supports this. I would prefer that the tech be banned before anyone ties up their science in pledges or the like.

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Skyburn
Space Emperor


Joined: Mar 12, 2008

PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There has been more than enough time for debate. I call for a vote.

Code:
1. No citizen may invest Science Points into Gas Giant Colonization.

2. This Bill will stay in effect until repealed by the Senate.


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Zastaver
Space Emperor


Joined: Feb 24, 2007

PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i second that this be put to a vote

Captan Zastaver Alcora F.W.S.N. FSL of the navy.
abord the FWS Lycoris.

For all who have fallen before us, may we stand firm.


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SuicideJunkie
Leaky Guru


Joined: May 28, 2005
Location: Canada!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
Voting is open


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SuicideJunkie
Leaky Guru


Joined: May 28, 2005
Location: Canada!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A reminder to those who haven't voted yet to get to the voting booth soon.

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SuicideJunkie
Leaky Guru


Joined: May 28, 2005
Location: Canada!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
With only 3 votes, this bill has failed to make quorum


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