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Today we found solutions to our blisters. four people popped their blister and the rest will soak their blister while we are at Alcove Springs. The four people who popped their blister are expected to get infected from the river because there is a lot of waste in the river and the blister is now an open wound. The infected water will get into the open wound and that is how the people who popped their blister's feet will get infected. The sheep we bought also keep running away and every once in a while somebody has to go out of the way of the trail and look for them. This can get very annoying. Also all of us are very homesick. when we finally made it to the Kansas River, we decided it would be hard to haul our wagons across by ourselves so we hired a ferryman to haul it across the river. The ferryman had a ferry/raft that he made by himself and that is where he put the wagons. The ferryman charged us $30 per wagon, but he gave us a discount of $20 off. For the four total wagons it was $100 and it would originally be $120 without the discount. While crossing the river, an ox got spooked and started jumping around. The ox injured Tyler Smith, and he will have to stay in the wagons for a week from lots of bruises and a broken toe. Also when crossing the river somethings feel out of our wagons and we lost all of our bacon, tea, ropes, and biscuits. The people who popped their blisters didn't have a big consequence, they just had to rest their blister during our stay at Alcove Springs After a little bit more of journeying, we got to Alcove Springs. We stayed there for three days until we continued on to journeying.
Today, we finished shopping at the mercantile store. We had to make sure we didn't bring too much of something or very little of something. Everyone was arguing with each other. They were arguing rather they should take a shotgun or a rifle. Also people were arguing to see if we should take molasses. The worst part about our shopping, though is that we bought blankets for three people to fit in. I want to sleep in my own bed. Besides, some of these people smell and do you really want to know how it feels to sleep with somebody who smells really bad? Yep, we started our journey and I had to sleep with the smelliest guy ever! The first night, I didn't even get to sleep because he smelled so bad. It get's worse The second person I was sleeping with snores like crazy!
We the citizens of the independent Republic of Innovatio create this constitution for ourselves and future generations to ensure freedom, equality, and fraternity. We believe very strongly that our individual human rights should be protected and that justice should be served. We also believe that the citizens of the Republic of Innovatio should secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and work for the maintenance of peace and security throughout Mars. We subscribe to the rights, and obligations of everyone on mars. We will provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare. We the citizens think that this constitution should be always followed and never dishonored.
In order for the Independent Republic of Innovatio to remain united and safe, we have made laws that will protect us and our mission. To ensure the success of our purpose, each individual must do their job and follow the work schedule. There is an exception though, we have a work pass signed by the doctor that says how many days you can not do your job, and why you don’t have to do your job. Tools used for jobs, like knives used by the chefs or stethoscopes for the doctors, are strictly prohibited to everyone else. Tampering with any homes, automobiles, or any work spaces will be declared unconstitutional.
Although the laws above ensure the success of the mission, The Independent Republic of Innovatio has laws that ensure the safety and happiness of our citizens. In order to maintain security in our nation, searching through people’s belongings without government approval is illegal. Vandalizing and stealing property is also unconstitutional and illegal. Physical abuse is also illegal to ensure the wellbeing of the people. Finally, blackmailing is unconstitutional. If having done a crime then you go to the jury and will be convicted guilty or innocent One of the laws that we made is no slacking.(No slacking means you can’t just not go to work). You have to have special permission to Do It. We made this because some people were stealing and slacking, our consequence for this is to search the pods for fifteen minutes to see why they were not at work. Also if they are not at work for no reason they will have to work at night with no pay, this means that you don’t get paid money for that night. We also saw that people were vandalizing other people's property so we made sure you will fix the item and work an extra shift of work overnight with no pay. When people need privacy you have to give them privacy. Make sure when you want privacy you can lock the doors and tell people that they want privacy. We are not allowed to have weapons on mars. The trainer is allowed to use types of weapons to train people how to do things. Another one of our laws is not to kill or hurt people. If you do kill or harm someone in vain, you will get the same treatment that you did to that person. If you steal anything, then you will be forced to tell us where the object you stole is. If you won’t tell us, we will look around your space to make sure the object is not there. We will find more evidence and if you for sure stole it, and can’t find the object, you will be fined. We will try to be caring, considerate citizens so our country is a safe and nice place to live. But to have these laws, we have to know how to make laws.
To decide if a law should be made and considered constitutional, citizens will use four effective tactics to ease conflicts on whether a law should be made or not. The first tactic is the agreement vote. The agreement vote is where all of the citizens unite to vote to see if they want the law to be made or not. The second tactic is the fairness vote. The fairness vote is where all citizens vote to see if the law that is made is fair enough to enforce. The third tactic is the usefulness vote. This takes place when citizens come together to vote to see if the law is useful enough to enforce. The fourth tactic is the debate. The citizens must use the debate when an agreement is not settled after all of the other tactics are used, and have failed. The citizens get to share their opinions with arguments and defenses to prove themselves right. The majority vote is seventeen votes at the least. At least twenty five citizens need to vote to make a law.
Although, If some people do not agree with the laws that we made then we can hold a meeting during lunch, breakfast, or dinner deciding if we want the law/rule gone. During the meeting we will discuss the differences of the law. For example, if one person wants the law gone and another doesn’t, we will discuss the differences and come to an agreement. When we are done discussing the differences of the law/rule we will vote so that it doesn’t get out of control, and so that everyone doesn’t start fighting. When we decide if we want the law and or rule gone we will take it away and we will not use it as a rule or a law anymore.
We will make and vote on laws during dinner twice a week. You are required to attend unless you are granted special permission by the doctors or other authority figure. The dates of the weekly meetings will be on Monday and Friday. Everyone is able to propose new ideas for laws, and/or suggestions that might not be made into laws but that we might want to keep in our head. To approve a law you must have at least twenty five people that are able to vote. At least seventeen people need to give their approval on the law. To promulgate the law we will keep a list of the laws in many places and each individual will have their own copy. If you come up if with a law we will write it down on your list and we will discuss everyone's list’s at dinner.
There is no government to make the laws and no single person or group will decide laws that will affect the whole country. The Government is the people so we will decide as a group what laws we will put into effect over the people of The Independent Republic of Innovatio. Our government in the Independent Republic of Innovatio will not overpower any of the other people in Innovatio, our government can not take away anybody’s rights. Authority can’t threaten anybody to give government more power. Before a law is officially made, if it is unconstitutional, it won’t be a law. Everybody can have a say in government.
So we try our best to respectfully follow this constitution. Everyone in the Independent Republic of Innovatio will be required to invest time to fully read this constitution so our community has ensured justice.
Bill of Rights:
The citizens of the Independent Republic Of Innovatio have several set rights. The four most important of these rights are the rights to life, equal power, religion, and speech. You will not have your life taken away unless you have taken the life away from another human in vain. You may always have the right to a trial by the people if you are accused of a crime. If you are on a trial by the people then you will have to get a vote of three fourths to not be guilty. Every citizen will be given equal power to vote, discuss ideas freely in a meeting and suggest new laws in a meeting and also have an equal vote if they pass our voting test and are five years old or older. You will always have to go to meetings even if you don’t care about the topic because we want everybody's input on laws to make sure it is equal for everybody.
Religion, every citizen will be able to practice and celebrate their religion of choice, but this may only be allowed if this religion does not interfere with your responsibilities, affect some other person's rights, or infringe on “the mission's success.” If the religion you choose to practice does not allow you to correctly do your job then that religion will not be able to be practiced or will have to be modified.
Speech, every person shall be given freedom of speech. However if they abuse this power or use this right to encourage unwanted violence, then that right shall be taken away by vote of the people. Anyone can suggest laws as long as they are respectful of the of the verdict of the people’s vote. You also need to respect others opinions and ideas.
You have the right to be excused from your job and meetings if you are very ill or injured and a doctor has given you a signed work pass telling how long you will be out. Everyone has the right to a work pass as long as they truly need it. If they purposely got hurt then they are not eligible for a work pass. You can also choose to get both afternoons on weekends off of work, or just one full day. So every citizen of the Independent Republic Of Innovatio is given these rights to be a good, respectful, kind citizen and to ensure the justice of this direct democracy and the next generations to come.
Science Fair Presentation - First Draft
Science Fair Presentation - Final Draft
Overall, I think that the Science Fair was a valuable experience because our topic had us learn more about something we are excited to learn about. Ex. I had no idea that the plants still survive a week or so with the different liquids. I thought they were all going to die the first day.
I definitely made some mistakes along the way, but I learned from them. Here are some examples: I was fumbling with words a little bit in the beginning, but then I got better to speak more fluently. Also during science fair "I din't do it in the video because it was hard to. I asked the audience what liquid made the plant survive the longest. It got some of the kids more excited about my project.
If I were given the chance to do anything differently, I would... Talk slower. I feel like I am so worried about going over the two minutes that I talk so fast, some of the audience doesn't even know what I am saying.
Imagine a place......
Where you are in a world that is cold, but fun and can be painful.
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