WA Delegate: The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill (elected 10 years 122 days ago)
Embassies: the Pacific, The East Pacific, the West Pacific, The North Pacific, the South Pacific, Osiris, Balder, One big Island, Nation States, NationStates 2, Mikeswill, Trav khar, Gatesville Inc, Funen, Atheist Empire, International Western Union, and 4 others.Greater Dienstad, Capitalist Paradise, Antarctic Oasis, and The Coalition of Democratic Nations.
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Most Beautiful Environments in NationStates
World Census researchers spent many arduous weeks lying on beaches and trekking through rainforests to compile a definitive list of the most attractive and best cared for environments.
As a region, NationStates is ranked 3,124th in the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
|321.||The Math teacher of Knowles Elementary||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“I Love Teaching”|
|322.||The Republic of Jean Piaget||New York Times Democracy||“Stages of Mental Development”|
|323.||The Empire of FCB Barcelona||Left-Leaning College State||“UEFA Champions”|
|324.||The Queendom of An Inbred Hereditary Head of State||Corporate Police State||“Dieu et mon droit.”|
|325.||The Federal Republic of The Northern Waters||Democratic Socialists||“Freedom”|
|326.||The Free Land of Unashenia||Democratic Socialists||“Life is a currency,spend it well”|
|327.||The Rogue Nation of Meth0s||Civil Rights Lovefest||“In The End There Can Only Be One”|
|328.||The Confederacy of The United Caribbean Islands||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Freedom, Equality & Fraternity”|
|329.||The United Kingdom of Kovkas Empire||Civil Rights Lovefest||“United as one, United for all”|
|330.||The Empire of Sieeca||Authoritarian Democracy||“For the Empire”|
- 3 hours ago: The Democratic Republic of Morovias arrived from Independent free nations.
- 4 hours ago: The Free Land of The Ethereal Wind arrived from The North Pacific.
- 5 hours ago: The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill updated the World Factbook entry.
- 14 hours ago: Stolashail ceased to exist.
- 18 hours ago: The Allied States of Poortasia arrived from Lazarus.
- 18 hours ago: The Pessimistic People's Land of Shendo arrived from Lazarus.
- 21 hours ago: The Republic of Cozmo departed this region for The ruboin region.
- 21 hours ago: The Republic of Cozmo arrived from The Royal Alliance.
- 1 day 1 hour ago: The Peace and Love Child of MikesHope arrived from The South Pacific.
- 1 day 1 hour ago: The Peace and Love Child of MikesHope departed this region for The North Pacific.
NationStates Regional Message Board
Today’s Featured Nation:
The UnHoly Red Fighting Uruk-Hai of Isengardslaves
”I am so much better than before!!! #LegallyBlonde”
WA Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights: Average
Political Freedoms: Rare
Isengardslaves's national animal is the Balrog, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Worshiping Saruman.
Isengardslaves is ranked 4th in NationStates and 607th in the world for Largest Public Sector, scoring 57 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index
The Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill graciously extends a warm welcome to our newest Nations:
Our Esteemed Region continues to attract the Most
Enlightened Nations in the JenGov Land.
The current WA Resolution, Commend Westwind has been posted on our off-site forums at:
SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION AT VOTE
A resolution to recognize outstanding contribution by a nation or region.
Description: The Security Council,
Noting that the government of Westwind has been in existence for over ten years, that this government also oversees the nation All Good People, and understanding that the accomplishments of Westwind's storied history may be difficult to quantify,
Recalling that Westwind was heavily involved with the Alliance Defense Network (ADN), an important, historically significant organization that is credited with protecting numerous regions against invasion and unprovoked aggression, where Westwind served in a number of positions including Director of the Office of Public Affairs, Prosecutor General, Secretary of Defense, Intelligence Agency Board of Directors, Deputy Director and finally Acting Director,
Recognizing that Westwind was just as much a driving force in the reorganization of the ADN, dubbed 'ADN Reloaded', moderating and then administering the forums, performing much work in building the new 'reloaded' forum structure and transferring documents,
Noting in particular the commitment to justice of Westwind, demonstrated in Westwind's actions in the ADN war on Ireland, where as Prosecutor General Westwind investigated and brought charges against then President Vasquez for the infiltration and invasion of Ireland,
Acknowledging the involvement of Westwind in numerous major military operations throughout history, including the efforts of The Pacific Army to free The Pacific from Francos Spain, the ADN puppetmaster liberation of The North Pacific in July 2004, which was one of the largest operations of its kind in NationStates, and the second liberation of The North Pacific from Pixiedance, where Westwind played a leading role as Secretary of Defense of the ADN,
Recognizing the considerable and ongoing contributions of Westwind to the region of Equilism, which have included serving in numerous government positions over time, leading the region as the World Assembly Delegate, inheriting and preserving the founder nation of Equility for various periods of time, and the administration of the Equilism forums,
Revealing that 'The Schism' of Equilism, where Westwind voided the constitution, was not undertaken out of any ambition, but was actually an orchestrated event staged to promote activity coordinated by both sides, and believing the willingness of Westwind to make great sacrifices to serve its role in this audacious plan should be noted,
Further recognizing the contributions of Westwind to the region of The West Pacific, including leading the region as an active and highly successful World Assembly Delegate for an extended period of time, ensuring administration of The West Pacific's forums, and where today Westwind continues to serve as a 'Guardian' of the region against those that might do it harm,
Applauding Westwind's ability to guide new nations, willingness to provide generous advice and insight without expectation of compensation or recognition, and admiring Westwind's willingness and ability to regard other nations with a respectable demeanor, regardless of allegiance or preference,
Asserting that such self sacrifice and dedication to the preservation and activity of the world as a whole, often in the face of harsh consequences, is both highly courageous and admirable,
Hereby commends The Emeritus Rex of Westwind.
COMMEND / CONDEMN PROPOSALS:
These Condemn & Commend Resolutions are mostly a popularity contest and a waste of the World Assembly’s time. It is not the Business of the World Assembly to Honour Nations. The WA is not a Beauty Contest. We would ignore these Resolutions were it not for the ridiculous precedent these Resolutions present.
As such, Mikeswill voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Westwind".
Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill
Saturday, 24 January, 2015 :: 36
If you want to shrink something,
you must first allow it to expand.
If you want to get rid of something,
you must first allow it to flourish.
If you want to take something,
you must first allow it to be given.
This is called the subtle perception
of the way things are.
The soft overcomes the hard.
The slow overcomes the fast.
Let your workings remain a mystery.
Just show people the results.
I was a child in the late 60s and early 70s in an era where are sports stars where heroes and examples to the youth of America. It was a time of player loyalty albeit without much latitude to the teams and the cities the teams represented. Sportswriters filtered themselves to the play on the fields rather than the escapades away from competition. In baseball my heroes were Pete Rose, Hank Aaron, Lou Brock and Willie Mays in the National League; Al Kaline, Frank Robinson, Carl Yastrzemski, and Harmon Killebrew in the American League. We could look up to Bob Gibson, Freggie Jenkins, Tom Seaver and Juan Marichal. The early 70s marked the end of this era. Players like Steve Garvey, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, and Rod Carew would play in the new era of free agency where players could have the same rights as other Americans to choose their city of employment and employer. Unfortunately the by-product of this freedom was the erosion of team/city loyalty and the subsequent connection to the hometown fans. Players became more egocentric than ever and writers found fodder for stories off the field.
Ernie Banks was an example of the old school hero. Playing for the lowly Chicago Cubs, who more often than not were last or next to last in the National League, he epitomized the love of the game. In 1969 he had his best chance at a World Series only to witness his team collapse in the final stretch to the Miracle Mets. It was his final year as a full time starter. Over his 19 year career in an era of deflated hitting stats he managed 512 homeruns, 11 All Stars games, and two consecutive MPV awards. On January 23, 2015 Mr. Cub died at the age of 83 entering the heavens with the exclamation, “Let’s play two!”
So it's been about six years since this nation was last used. I've been out of the game for so long it's interesting to see how things have changed.
And this is the Nation I made to replace my poor Shendo.
Today’s Featured Nation:
The Dominion of Silvestria
”Tueri et Expletetis Terra”
WA Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights: Excellent
Political Freedoms: Very Good
Silvestria's national animal is the Spirit Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Silvestria is ranked 14th in NationStates and 4,871st in the world for Most Beautiful Environments, with 775.65 Pounds of Wildlife less Pounds of Concrete per square mile.
The current WA Resolution, Repeal "Marine Debris Accord" has been posted on our off-site forums at:
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION AT VOTE
Repeal "Marine Debris Accord"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #309: Marine Debris Accord (Category: Environmental; Industry Affected: All Businesses) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Argument: The World Assembly,
Recognizing that marine pollution is greatly destabilizing the marine environment and endangering the economies of various sea-dependent nations,
Arguing that the resolution "Marine Debris Accord" doesn't help cleanly enough with the aforementioned problem, in that:
Firstly, marine debris is badly defined, so that standard procedures such as burial at sea, naval warfare, and even environmentally conscious actions like the sinking of non-biodegradable materials for the creation of new coral reefs, and the releasing of environment monitoring probes and buoys, are practically barred by the resolution;
Secondly, the treatment of waste is also badly defined, so that, for example, even waste that is simply made to look shiny can be considered as treated waste, and discharged into the environment without other, more important considerations in mind, like biodegradability or lack of hazardous materials;
Thirdly, the terms on the loss of fishing nets would be a major impediment on the meager economies of many nations in this assembly, as it focuses more on the loss of the nets, rather than the longevity of the nets' materials;
and Finally, the restrictions imposed upon ships close off situations in which the ships must jettison cargo for their own integrity, thus preventing worse environmental situations, such as the ships sinking themselves;
Thus concluding that the resolution, though fair in its ideals, requires more work before finally being accepted by this assembly,
Hereby Repeals General Assembly Resolution #309, Marine Debris Accord.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 309
Marine Debris Accord
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.
Industry Affected: All Businesses
Description: Defines marine debris as being any material unable of rapid degradation having been intentionally or unintentionally disposed of or discarded in any marine environment;
States that intentional debris discharge is the result of deplorable environmental apathy;
States that unintentional debris abandonment is the result of preventable negligence;
Recognizes the threat that marine debris poses to aquatic species, primarily through reduced body weight, clogging of gizzards (in seabirds), increased risk of disease, starvation by digestive tract blockage, gut ulceration, perforation by sharp debris, and death;
Recognizes the threat that marine debris poses to the marine ecosystem, through the elimination of key species, the interference with natural processes, and the general disturbance of the health of the seas;
Recognizes the threat of marine debris on human safety and health through the transportation of bio-hazards, or the ingestion, entrapment, or physical injury caused by dangerous substances;
Notes the longevity of plastic, microplastics, polystyrene, rubber, sanitary and sewage-related materials, metal, cigarette filters, glass, ceramics, wood, cloth, cardboard, and fishing gear or equipment;
Notes that marine debris can travel many thousands of miles and spread to every local region, regardless of any amount of environmental protection that that local area may employ;
Suggests that marine debris is a global issue that requires a coordinated global effort;
Hereby requires that member nations implement the following policies for the betterment of the health of the marine ecosystems:
Member nations must require of all private and public industries minimal waste disposal procedures, so as to ensure that debris does not intentionally or unintentionally enter the marine ecosystem.
Member nations must enact minimal legislation barring citizens from littering or otherwise leaving debris in coastal areas--primarily beaches.
Member nations must enact legislation to deter the loss of fishing nets, lines, and other hazardous fishing-related equipment.
Member nations must maintain basic sewage and waste-water management facilities which do not allow for discharge of untreated waste into oceans or waterways.
Member nations must enforce a ban on all intentional discharges of debris from ships, save for the discharge of properly treated sewage.
Member nations must take appropriate steps to avoid the escape of debris and waste from coastal landfills.
Hereby forms the International Marine Debris Management Commission (IMDMC), and tasks it with the following duties:
Analysis of the current state of the marine environment, and quantification of the current status of the oceans, specifically relating to marine debris.
Provide available consultation to member nations for implementation of required policies.
Establish basic outreach programs to inform the global public of the dangers of marine debris.
Encourage member nations to collaborate and coordinate efforts in the prevention of intentionally and unintentionally discharged marine debris.
Implement comprehensive and continually adaptive action plans to protect the marine environment from marine debris.
Originally NationStates residents voted 17-4 (80%) For.
Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill