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WA Delegate: The Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill (elected 9 years 361 days ago)

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NationStates stands AGAINST the Security Council

Endorsement Limit: 22

Forums: http://www.runboard.com/bnationstates

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The NationStates Region remains a Neutral Region ~ Friends With All; Aligned With None.

Today’s Featured Nation:
The Republic of Julian Castro


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    Against Security Council Statement

    FactbookPolitics by Mikeswill 1 year 347 days ago. 874 reads.

Embassies: the Pacific, The East Pacific, the West Pacific, The North Pacific, Osiris, Balder, One big Island, Nation States, NationStates 2, Mikeswill, Trav khar, Gatesville Inc, Funen, Atheist Empire, International Western Union, Greater Dienstad, and 2 others.Capitalist Paradise, and Antarctic Oasis.

Tags: Independent, Enormous, Anti-Security Council, Pacifist, Founderless, and Neutral.

Regional Power: Very High

NationStates contains 346 nations, the 25th most in the world.

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The Largest Soda Pop Sector in NationStates

As a region, NationStates is ranked 16,971st in the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.

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341.The Theocracy of NoitanamallWA MemberLiberal Democratic Socialists“Sul-sul.”
342.The United Socialist States of ZinnlandiaNew York Times Democracy“Capitalism Kills, Socialism Saves!”
343.The Republic of KyupaaWA MemberNew York Times Democracy“O, Wind, if Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”
344.The Rogue Nation of StraeusWA MemberDemocratic Socialists“If you can't convince them, confuse them.”
345.The Great Empire of Emperor CarlWA MemberNew York Times Democracy“Lorem pacis bellum”
346.The Ninja Dictatorship of BeaverBratvilleWA MemberDemocratic Socialists“Sodomy non sapiens”
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Thursday, 18 September, 2014 :: 30

Whoever relies on the Tao in governing men
doesn't try to force issues
or defeat enemies by force of arms.
For every force there is a counterforce.
Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon oneself.

The Master does his job
and then stops.
He understands that the universe
is forever out of control,
and that trying to dominate events
goes against the current of the Tao.
Because he believes in himself,
he doesn't try to convince others.
Because he is content with himself,
he doesn't need others' approval.
Because he accepts himself,
the whole world accepts him.

tao

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE PROS AND CONS ~ http://twizz.co.uk/scottish-independence-pros-and-cons

Popular 'Against' Arguments

Unity is strength: in its unity with the UK, Scotland is part of a very powerful, rich and influential state. Becoming independent would arguably significantly decrease Scotland's global presence and influence.

Scotland's continued membership of the EU is not clear, as the European Commission has not been asked by the UK Government for a clear response. Experts and politicians have disagreed on whether or not Scotland's status as an EU member state could be established before Scotland becomes independent. The terms of this continued membership are also not guaranteed.

There has been speculation over how Scotland will survive if we no longer have access to the British "money pot". Many people say that going independent is an extremely large economic gamble, especially in times of recession and rising unemployment.

Britain owes some very large debts to foreign countries, which Scotland is partly responsible for. In becoming independent we'd have to negotiate which debts we should pay off, and how much we're singularly responsible for. We have so many ties with the rest of Britain that this would be a very tedious process that would take several years.

Scotland will have a smaller voice on the world stage if independent.

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE PROS AND CONS ~ http://twizz.co.uk/scottish-independence-pros-and-cons

Popular 'For' Arguments

Many laws which are enforced in Scotland are decided and passed in England, and are intended primarily for England without much consideration for the Scottish people. For example, the winter allowance for pensioners in Scotland is the same as it is in England, despite the much colder and harsher climates which exist in Scotland.

Scotland would have a much stronger economy. Scotland owns huge shares in oil, which we wouldn't have to split if we became independent.

Britain is arguably founded on extremely undemocratic ideologies. For example, 26 seats in the house of lords (a senior committee which amends and passes laws) are taken up by bishops purely because they're members of the church of England. The Scottish parliament has a much more democratic system, which does not reserve places for church members and uses a proportional electoral system for appointing members of parliament. Becoming independent would therefore arguably be a step for democracy

In becoming independent, we'd need to integrate ourselves more heavily with Europe. There are plans by independence parties here to set up ties with Nordic countries such as Norway and Denmark. Adopting a Nordic political model would arguably be more beneficial for Scotland, which traditionally and politically has more in common with Nordic countries than with England.

Scotland is currently heading in a different political direction from the rest of the UK. Scotland is represented to the world by the Conservative party which we have rejected for years.

Today’s Featured Nation:
The Allied States of Anategria

”Strength in numbers, power in peace”

WA Category: New York Times Democracy

Civil Rights: Excellent
Economy: Strong
Political Freedoms: Superb

Anategria's national animal is the Albion Hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its currency is the Dais.

Anategria is ranked 107th in NationStates and 49,130th in the world for Largest Defense Forces, with 22 Unexploded Ordnance per Square Mile.

The Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill

The Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill graciously extends a warm welcome to our newest Nations:

The Republic of Pinneland
The Republic of Lol 137
The Principality of Danuland
The Armed Republic of Thiboeqistan
The Empire of Tackistan
The Republic of Zeeshan Abid

Our Esteemed Region continues to attract the Most
Enlightened Nations in the JenGov Land.

MH

Yesterday’s Answer: What is a/the Reich.

Congratulations:
The Imperial Dominion of Arithei

Only telegrammed responses will be considered

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THE TITLE CHARACTER OF THIS 2013 FILM WAS PLAYED BY DAVID TOMLINSON, WHO WAS ACTUALLY SEEN ONLY IN CLIPS FROM A 1964 FILM

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Friday, 19 September, 2014 :: 31

Weapons are the tools of violence;
all decent men detest them.

Weapons are the tools of fear;
a decent man will avoid them
except in the direst necessity
and, if compelled, will use them
only with the utmost restraint.
Peace is his highest value.
If the peace has been shattered,
how can he be content?
His enemies are not demons,
but human beings like himself.
He doesn't wish them personal harm.
Nor does he rejoice in victory.
How could he rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?

He enters a battle gravely,
with sorrow and with great compassion,
as if he were attending a funeral.

tao

Today’s Featured Nation:
The Republic of Julian Castro

”Si se puede!”

WA Category: Civil Rights Lovefest

Civil Rights: Excellent
Economy: Strong
Political Freedoms: Superb

Julian Castro's national animal is the Democratic Donkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Future of America.

Julian Castro is ranked 139th in NationStates and 40,651st in the world for Best Weather, with 8 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

The Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill

The current WA Resolution, Liberate Versutian Federation has been posted on our off-site forums at:

http://www.runboard.com/bnationstates.f2.t8362

SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION AT VOTE

Liberate Versutian Federation
A resolution to strike down Delegate-imposed barriers to free entry in a region.

Category: Liberation

Nominee (region): Versutian Federation

Description: The Security Council;

Recognizing that Versutian Federation was once a large and active region,

Further recognizing that Versutian Federation was notorious for raiding Warzones,

Appalled that Versutian Federation acted as a proxy for many disgraced organizations, such as NAZI EUROPE, the Greater German Reich, Macedon, The Black Riders, The Black Hawks and Allied States of EuroIslanders, all of which are condemned by this council,

Noting that in conjunction with Haven, Versutian Federation was responsible for the infamous coup in The South Pacific,

Further noting that Versutian Federation's coup put Milograd into the delegacy, a nation condemned twice by this council,

Realizing that Versutian Federation was evacuated and locked down by force after their founder, Divair had ceased to exist,

Stating that no nation should be forced against their will to leave the region that they are a native of,

Further stating that all nations, native and non-native alike should be allowed to enter Versutian Federation without a password,

Hereby liberates Versutian Federation.

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LIBERATION PROPOSALS:
The bottom line is that when Defenders lose in the field of battle they result to cowardice and change the rules of play. I have kept my Region Raider free for 9+ years by keen vigilance to the Game Play throughout the JenGuv World. This has included Puppets and Spies and infiltration of Regions. Such is the way of the Rules which I accepted when I created my Nation on October 28, 2003. If a Region cannot defend itself, too bad! The leadership should have been responsible. These SC Resolutions tilt the balance to Elitist who determine what is a Raid and what is Liberation by manipulating the Rules. It is like playing with a brat who takes away the toys when the outcome goes against his bias. The only security I have in my Region aside from Endorsements is the RIGHT as Delegate to Password my Region against any threat. If this RIGHT is at the whim of the SC then have the game makers remove all password abilities across the board thereby removing this continued farce of hypocrisy.

As such, Mikeswill voted AGAINST the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Versutian Federation".

Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill
WA Delegate
NationStates Region

Saturday, 20 September, 2014 :: 32

The Tao can't be perceived.
Smaller than an electron,
it contains uncountable galaxies.

If powerful men and women
could remain centered in the Tao,
all things would be in harmony.
The world would become a paradise.
All people would be at peace,
and the law would be written in their hearts.

When you have names and forms,
know that they are provisional.
When you have institutions,
know where their functions should end.
Knowing when to stop,
you can avoid any danger.

All things end in the Tao
as rivers flow into the sea.

tao

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