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Post  Guest on Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:31 pm

'Lo, dudes.

I'm d'Agni, a firedancer from Haightstock, we're pretty much a nation of stoners. Glad to be part of this awesome region.

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Stance on Drugs

Haightstock wrote:Yep, Haightstock's number one non-food crop and export is marijuana. Lesser drug crops are poppies, salvia, peyote, shrooms...most of our crops cultivation is done in sustainable managed habitat, grown in home gardens, or high-tech urban city farms grown along with crops meant for everyday consumption.

Lighting up a joint in public or drinking is legal as long one isn't a danger to others. Any crimes committed when intoxicated is punished with a heavy fine/temporary or permanent ban from drugs/community service/ or imprisonment depending on the severity of the infraction.

Stance on Abortion


Haightstock wrote:In Haightstock, we believe you can do whatever you want with your body so abortion is legal in all three trimesters but this is hotly debated on. With the country providing comprehensive sexual education and low-cost/free birth control being widely provided, those who get rare unwanted pregnancies and abort it are usually seen as idiots (exceptions are made for the cases of rape and incest) or even child killers as stated below.

Fierce bioethics debates have been raged over abortion. Due to Haightstock's philosophy of "Do whatever the fuck you want as long you don't hurt anybody," it has been argued that a fetus is a person especially in the third trimester and aborting it would be tantamount to murder. Counterarguments have ranged from "it's the woman's body" to "what if it poses a threat to the women's health?" A few doctors will even refuse to perform abortions in the third trimester for healthy women, causing the patient to have to seek another doctor. First posted in the NS Forums

Stance on Marriage.


Haightstock wrote: In Haightstock, both samesex and group marriages are legal. However, in order to be registered with the government, a maze of paperwork must be filled out due to polyamory being an administrative nightmare. Specially trained lawyers usually have to be hired. Papers can be renewed or discontinued every five years. Only the most serious of bonded people are willing to deal with the red tape. First posted at http://www.nswiki.net/index.php?title=Status_of_same-sex_relations_by_country.
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Post  Rat Racecar on Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:38 pm

Glad to have you, Haightstock. Get comfortable and pass the dutchie. Very Happy

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Post  Meadowdale on Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:01 pm

I have some blueberry yum yum out back ;D

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Post  Aidsboat Nation on Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:35 pm

YEAH! Now we have a resident dealer!
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Post  Apanii on Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:44 pm

You country must make an economic killing in the Little Debbie snack cake sector Very Happy
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Post  Aidsboat Nation on Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:20 pm

Friggin love those things.........
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Post  Apanii on Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:22 pm

I had to privatize the legality of that sweet sticky stuff and regulate it to the privacy of ones own home as my workers were getting too high to work properly. Laughing
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Post  Guest on Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:38 pm

Yep, Haightstock's number one non-food crop and export is marijuana. Lesser drug crops are poppies, salvia, peyote, shrooms...most of our crops cultivation is done in sustainable managed habitat, grown in home gardens, or high-tech urban city farms grown along with crops meant for everyday consumption.

Lighting up a joint in public or drinking is legal as long one isn't a danger to others. Any crimes committed when intoxicated is punished with a heavy fine/temporary or permanent ban from drugs/community service/ or imprisonment depending on the severity of the infraction.

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Post  Apanii on Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:19 am

In Apanii, if it grows out of the ground, it's legal. For hallucinogens, a psychological evaluation is encouraged, but not required. There are Haven Buildings in every large city which are colloquially called the "Babysitters Club" where people who are having a "bad trip" can go and the staff will take care of them and make sure they don't hurt themselves. Hard drugs like cocaine and heroin are illegal and all sales to minors are illegal without parental permission and a letter from the city's/town's Elders Council.
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Post  Gramstandard on Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:55 pm

Good to see such liberal stances towards this sort of thing. It's certainly a relief.
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Post  Guest on Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:59 pm

Thanks Gramstandard.

Hard drugs are legal in Haightstock but is socially frowned upon. Apanii, while Haightstock does not mind drug tourism, we'll need some sort of trade/border control in order to make sure the hard substances do not enter your borders.

Haightstock also has similar centers in their urban and rural districts. Those with a severe addiction to any sort of drug are sent to rehab and/or psychological treatment. Not to mention, being high or intoxicated while working is usually illegal especially when dealing with medical, machinery, and driving. The only exception is if one can prove greater competency in their field when under the influence, but this is usually for the creative fields.

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Post  Lower Land on Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:02 pm

I believe that all drugs should be legal.

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Post  Apanii on Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:16 am

Haightstock wrote:Thanks Gramstandard.

Hard drugs are legal in Haightstock but is socially frowned upon. Apanii, while Haightstock does not mind drug tourism, we'll need some sort of trade/border control in order to make sure the hard substances do not enter your borders.

Haightstock also has similar centers in their urban and rural districts. Those with a severe addiction to any sort of drug are sent to rehab and/or psychological treatment. Not to mention, being high or intoxicated while working is usually illegal especially when dealing with medical, machinery, and driving. The only exception is if one can prove greater competency in their field when under the influence, but this is usually for the creative fields.
Agreed. Also, I should bring it to your attention that civilians have no diplomatic immunity in Apanii. Once within our borders, all people are expected to adhere to Apanii's laws and regulations or face Apaniian justice or deportation, depending on the severity of the crime. Appeals can be made to the Elder's Council on the grounds of not being familiar with the law, but I'm afraid the hard drug laws will be staunchly supported by the Elder's Councils and the local police forces.

I'd like to have an open border with Haightstock; it is exceedingly simple to obtain visiting or work visa's in Apanii and I've always abhorred the concept of "border control" personally. I wouldn't want any of the citizens of Haightstock forgo a visit to Apanii, so I think it will be possible to persuade Her Majesty into creating a law solely for Haightstock citizens within the borders of Apanii. Should one of your citizens move to Apanii though, they will most certainly have to adhere to Apaniian law.

I will propose that private use of hard drugs are legal within the borders of Apanii by Haightstock citizens only and they will have to be able to prove citizenship of Haightstock. Sale to Apaniians will be prohibited and punishable by fine for both parties and possible harsher punishments for the Apaniian. Haightstock citizens should be allowed to be high in public but consumption of the drug must be done in private and never around minors and Haightstock citizens will have open use of the Haven Buildings. What do you think?

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Post  Guest on Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:05 pm

OOC: Yes, they are. Lol.

Haightstock agrees with Apanii with having an open border. Building walls and security would be expensive and possibly interfere with the migrations of Haightstock's wildlife. Also it would be an eyesore and go against our philosophy of being a free nation.

We have no problem with your hard drug laws. Haightstock citizens are expected to respect other nation's laws and not impose our beliefs on others. Private use of hard drugs by Haightstock citizens within Apanii borders through the law has been agreed upon if Apanii wishes to do so. If any citizen is found dealing, said citizen will be banned from the usage of said drug and from leaving the country for a minimum for at least one year and fined 5,000 weeds plus confiscation of any other drugs. Further infractions will be punished with harsher fines and possible lifetime bans. Haightstock citizens will not be allowed to be high in public when using hard drugs, we also agree to your terms of usage in public and never around minors.

Apanii citizens when visiting Haightstock will have open free use of our Bad Trip Centers along with non-workforce public use of drugs. Visas can be easily obtained in the administrative center of each city. But if any serious crimes are committed underneath the influence, they will be detained, fined,and released into Apanii custody along with possible ban from Haightstock for at least one year.

Is Apanii ok with this?

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Post  THeOutland on Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:40 pm

i think i share a border with both of you and i would like to say my borders are open but people have to pass border checks and many items are illegal to bring in the country. drugs for the most part are banned form my country and police will take a "aggressive" option if someone is found high , using or carry drugs. the only exceptions are cigars and Sherlock Holmes-style pipe smoking. my countries laws can be found in databases at border checks so any persons crossing can say ignorance of the law
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Post  Apanii on Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:45 pm

Haightstock wrote:OOC: Yes, they are. Lol.

Haightstock agrees with Apanii with having an open border. Building walls and security would be expensive and possibly interfere with the migrations of Haightstock's wildlife. Also it would be an eyesore and go against our philosophy of being a free nation.

We have no problem with your hard drug laws. Haightstock citizens are expected to respect other nation's laws and not impose our beliefs on others. Private use of hard drugs by Haightstock citizens within Apanii borders through the law has been agreed upon if Apanii wishes to do so. If any citizen is found dealing, said citizen will be banned from the usage of said drug and from leaving the country for a minimum for at least one year and fined 5,000 weeds plus confiscation of any other drugs. Further infractions will be punished with harsher fines and possible lifetime bans. Haightstock citizens will not be allowed to be high in public when using hard drugs, we also agree to your terms of usage in public and never around minors.

Apanii citizens when visiting Haightstock will have open free use of our Bad Trip Centers along with non-workforce public use of drugs. Visas can be easily obtained in the administrative center of each city. But if any serious crimes are committed underneath the influence, they will be detained, fined,and released into Apanii custody along with possible ban from Haightstock for at least one year.

Is Apanii ok with this?
To: The Esteemed d'Agni of Haightstock
CC: The Honorable Leader of Lower Land

From: The desk of the President Marina Awo'taanitsi Medicine Shield

subject: Acceptance of Proposal and National Park Review

Her Royal Majesty, Queen Sarai Otahkoapi'si Aakiiksi Crowfoot agrees to these terms and finds them exceedingly reasonable. Phillip Iokola, our Minister of Environmental Preservation has brought to my desk an issue he feels worth mentioning to Haightstock and Lower Land which I will address simultaneously. Included is a current map of Apanii.

As you can see, Dragging Canoe National Park in the province of Buffalo Calf borders Haightstock on its eastern edge. Minister Iokola would like to know what Haightstock does with that portion of the country so as not to upset the delicate balance of the park.

Apanii also has White Forest National Park in the province of Black Horse and Big Wolf National park in the Sun Stealer province which both border Lower Land on her norther and northwestern borders respectively and Minister Iokola poses the same query to Lower Land. In Apanii, we strive to never fall into over development of our environment but we understand every country is different. Minister Iokola, I believe, simply needs affirmation that our parks are not up against industrial complexes, mining facilities, large cities, or anything that could potentially compromise the integrity of the park. We will never ask you to remove these things, should that be the case, but we will have to take measures to protect our parks. It should be noted as well, that hunting within the park is illegal except with written permission from Minister Iokola; but hunting is open to anyone with a permit, including denizens of other nations.

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Post  Apanii on Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:55 pm

THeOutland wrote:i think i share a border with both of you and i would like to say my borders are open but people have to pass border checks and many items are illegal to bring in the country. drugs for the most part are banned form my country and police will take a "aggressive" option if someone is found high , using or carry drugs. the only exceptions are cigars and Sherlock Holmes-style pipe smoking. my countries laws can be found in databases at border checks so any persons crossing can say ignorance of the law

What about your regulation on narcotics when they are for religious purposes? Apaniians practice many forms of tribal cultures though Blackfoot Spirituality is the country's official "religion." Due to the nature of Indigenous belief systems, 98% of the country uses tobacco as a religious item which are smoke in long pipes such as this one. 48% of the country also uses peyote, a hallucinogen, for religious purposes as well.

Are Apaniians protected for religious use under the laws of The Outland? Peyote use may not be an issue as it is not used daily, but tobacco is smoke religiously on a regular bases from pipes which I fear may be illegal under The Outlands laws. For reference, prayers are not done openly on the sidewalks (except for public ceremonies which take place in Apanii).
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Post  THeOutland on Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:12 pm

of course this issue can be adresses close to your border some temples could be built that could be able to get permits for the use inside and when shipments from your country come to supply these tourist temples they could be trade to my police at the border who will ship it to the temples. on the far side of the country it will be far less frequent and expensive. the travelers will have to go longdistances to attend their services.

the Outlands heavy industry make products very cheap much cheaper than the more liberal economy to our borders so we expect travelers to come and we can make exceptions for travelers but they must be discussed and informed to us so we can inform our police of the exception
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Post  Guest on Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:28 pm

@The Outland

We will make sure our citizens will respect your country's laws, any Haightstock citizens found to be bringing illegal contraband into your country will be fined and banned from leaving the country for at least a year. But if you are willing to make exceptions for our citizens, then that will be up for discussion.

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OOC: Awesome map, I need to work on one myself.

The majority of Haightstock citizens live in dense urban centers by the coast in order to minimize urban sprawl and keep habitat destruction to a minimum. The cities are built on rocky outcroppings fortified with stainless steel to protect the cliffs from erosion. Smaller towns and villages are either in the trees or floating on our coastal many marshes.

The province, Spirit Vine, next to your national park is sparsely populated, the terrain there is cloudy rain forest on hills. The few who live there harvest Ayahuasca and other hallucinogenic plants from the forest. Other provincial industries include limited hunting, fishing, harvesting edible plants, and ecotourism. Towns and villages include Divinorum, Sal, and Rasta. Transport is done by monorail.

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Post  Aidsboat Nation on Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:08 am

HOLY HELL THAT IS AWESOMELY DETAILED!! I am awed, impressed and a little jelous of the time and detail that is getting put into your region....I hope someday, I could grow up to be just like you, Apanii.........A Blackfoot Indian Woman with MS Paint and Alot of freetime at work...... *sighs and daydreams*
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Post  Apanii on Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:09 am

Aidsboat Nation wrote:HOLY HELL THAT IS AWESOMELY DETAILED!! I am awed, impressed and a little jelous of the time and detail that is getting put into your region....I hope someday, I could grow up to be just like you, Apanii.........A Blackfoot Indian Woman with MS Paint and Alot of freetime at work...... *sighs and daydreams*

Why thank you, sir! I lollerskated at the description. Get a marketing job! My retail job doesn't leave me any free time whatsoever, but I'm a marketing intern for this company as well and my boss is super awesome and totally doesn't care what I do with my day as long as I have my spreadsheets turned in on time and I mail stuff out to clients on time. When I first started working there, I was all serious and business-y until she came down to my office from Mount Olympus (where the managers and suchlike work) and told me that I was working to much and I had put them so ahead of schedule that I needed to eff around for a day or two.

The pay blows, but I seriously get paid to sit around and do nothing once the finance reports are filled out.

If you want, you can TG me a list of cities/capitols/provinces/national parks or whatever and I'll make you a map. It's really not like I have anything better to do. Plus, they chopped my hours at the retail job so I'm only working a grand total of 25 hours next week for both jobs. Barring a potential date I have tomorrow or sometime next week (chicks are so damn wishy-washy! I wish we could make for real dates instead of "oh, well text me when you figure out what you're doing") I could totally make you a map. Likewise for anyone else that wants a map or a flag.

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Post  Apanii on Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:18 am

THeOutland wrote:of course this issue can be adresses close to your border some temples could be built that could be able to get permits for the use inside and when shipments from your country come to supply these tourist temples they could be trade to my police at the border who will ship it to the temples. on the far side of the country it will be far less frequent and expensive. the travelers will have to go longdistances to attend their services.

the Outlands heavy industry make products very cheap much cheaper than the more liberal economy to our borders so we expect travelers to come and we can make exceptions for travelers but they must be discussed and informed to us so we can inform our police of the exception

I find this proposition not only acceptable, but extremely accommodating and I pass along personal thanks of HRM Queen Sarai for its creation. HRM insists that Apanii pay for all construction of anything directly benefiting Apaniian citizens within the borders of The Outland and you should be receiving an official government check from our Minister of Finance soon. Please inform us if you require any additional money.

Apanii agrees to at least one, but no more than two "temples" in The Outland. We propose that one be place in some proximity to the border of your country and the other at your discretion. It is the Apaniians responsibility and duty to seek these temples out and we will support your governments decision to punish anyone who does not adhere to this agreement.
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Post  Apanii on Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:25 am

Haightstock wrote:@The Outland

We will make sure our citizens will respect your country's laws, any Haightstock citizens found to be bringing illegal contraband into your country will be fined and banned from leaving the country for at least a year. But if you are willing to make exceptions for our citizens, then that will be up for discussion.

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OOC: Awesome map, I need to work on one myself.

The majority of Haightstock citizens live in dense urban centers by the coast in order to minimize urban sprawl and keep habitat destruction to a minimum. The cities are built on rocky outcroppings fortified with stainless steel to protect the cliffs from erosion. Smaller towns and villages are either in the trees or floating on our coastal many marshes.

The province, Spirit Vine, next to your national park is sparsely populated, the terrain there is cloudy rain forest on hills. The few who live there harvest Ayahuasca and other hallucinogenic plants from the forest. Other provincial industries include limited hunting, fishing, harvesting edible plants, and ecotourism. Towns and villages include Divinorum, Sal, and Rasta. Transport is done by monorail.
OOC: thanks! I'm showered with praise from the int0rw3bz! XD

I appreciate your prompt response and had already allayed the Queen's fears as Apanii and Haightstock are very similar when it comes to protecting our environment. I have spoken to Minister Iokola about the matter and he has agreed to mail your government a letter for permission to hunt and gather in Dragging Canoe National Forest for your people that live in close quarters to our park. We ask only that we receive no less than 10% of your harvest of peyote if any and if there are no peyote harvests, 10% of the profit; the rest can be kept by your people. Please let me know if these are reasonable terms.
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Post  Guest on Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:10 pm

Haighstock agrees to these terms and is glad that both our nations protect our natural resources. In return, your people who live near Spirit Vine have limited harvesting rights.

(OOC: Can you please also make me a map once I've fully fleshed out the geography?)

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Post  Apanii on Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:49 pm

Haightstock wrote:Haighstock agrees to these terms and is glad that both our nations protect our natural resources. In return, your people who live near Spirit Vine have limited harvesting rights.

(OOC: Can you please also make me a map once I've fully fleshed out the geography?)
ooc: but of course! TG or PM me the list of cities/national parks/any states or provinces you might have and whereabouts you want to place them
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