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WA Delegate: The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill (elected 10 years 128 days ago)

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NationStates stands AGAINST the Security Council

Endorsement Limit: 16

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

Today’s Featured Nation:
The Empire of Babel Archipelago


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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.

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

Regional Power: Very High

NationStates contains 382 nations, the 19th most in the world.

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The Largest Public Transport Department in NationStates

World Census experts captured, tagged, and released buses in order to identify which nations have the largest public transportation systems.

As a region, NationStates is ranked 30th in the world for Largest Public Transport Department.

#NationWA CategoryMotto
341.The Rogue Nation of Meth0sCivil Rights Lovefest“In The End There Can Only Be One”
342.The Immortal Preciousness of Amanda DarieuxInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Trust Me”
343.The Kingdom of The Magic of Walt DisneyNew York Times Democracy“If you can dream it, you can do it.”
344.The Incorporated States of Apple ComputersNew York Times Democracy“The Power to Be Your Best”
345.The Kingdom of Hugh FitzcairnNew York Times Democracy“The Company of Women is Manifest”
346.The Confederacy of Rodrigo y GabrielaNew York Times Democracy“Area 52 con C.U.B.A.”
347.The Commonwealth of Olympic GloryNew York Times Democracy“Citius, Altius, Fortius”
348.The Republic of Turkiye CumhuriyetiInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Egemenlik kayıtsız şartsız milletindir”
349.The Republic of MLK I Have A DreamNew York Times Democracy“I Have A Dream”
350.The Republic of JetPunkNew York Times Democracy“Wolds Best Quizzes”
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Thursday, 29 January, 2015 :: 41

When a superior man hears of the Tao,
he immediately begins to embody it.
When an average man hears of the Tao,
he half believes it, half doubts it.
When a foolish man hears of the Tao,
he laughs out loud.
If he didn't laugh,
it wouldn't be the Tao.

Thus it is said:
The path into the light seems dark,
the path forward seems to go back,
the direct path seems long,
true power seems weak,
true purity seems tarnished,
true steadfastness seems changeable,
true clarity seems obscure,
the greatest art seems unsophisticated,
the greatest love seems indifferent,
the greatest wisdom seems childish.

The Tao is nowhere to be found.
Yet it nourishes and completes all things.

tao

Today’s Featured Nation:
The Republic of Tarthos

”The Mighty Move The World”

WA Category: Compulsory Consumerist State

Civil Rights: Some
Economy: Frightening
Political Freedoms: Few

Tarthos's national animal is the Ram, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Tarthos is ranked 10th in NationStates and 4,992nd in the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 5 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill

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

The Free Land of Confederated Tribes of the Undying Star
The Empire of Jabarry
The Democratic Republic of Mahadesha
The Republic of Ragnkia
The Theocracy of Theravadistan

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

MH

Yesterday’s Answer: What is Viceroy?

Congratulations:
The Commonwealth of Dundas
The Constitutional Monarchy of Anderscoft
The Empire of Lee Hong Wee

Only telegrammed responses will be considered

INVENTORS

IN 1702 THOMAS SAVERY WROTE OF ONE OF HIS DESIGNS, “SUCH AN ENGINE WILL DO THE WORK OR LABOUR OF TEN OR TWELVE” THESE

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Friday, 30 January, 2015 :: 42

The Tao gives birth to One.
One gives birth to Two.
Two gives birth to Three.
Three gives birth to all things.

All things have their backs to the female
and stand facing the male.
When male and female combine,
all things achieve harmony.

Ordinary men hate solitude.
But the Master makes use of it,
embracing his aloneness, realizing
he is one with the whole universe.

tao

WKNS Radio: RUSH ~

"2112"

'I lie awake, staring out at the bleakness of Megadon. City and sky become one, merging
into a single plane, a vast sea of unbroken grey. The Twin Moons, just two pale orbs as
they trace their way across the steely sky. I used to think I had a pretty good life here,
just plugging into my machine for the day, then watching Templevision or reading a Temple
Paper in the evening.

'My friend Jon always said it was nicer here than under the atmospheric domes of the Outer
Planets. We have had peace since 2062, when the surviving planets were banded together under
the Red Star of the Solar Federation. The less fortunate gave us a few new moons.
I believed what I was told. I thought it was a good life, I thought I was happy. Then I found
something that changed it all...'

[I. Overture]

And the meek shall inherit the earth...

[II. Temples of Syrinx]

...'The massive grey walls of the Temples rise from the heart of every Federation city. I
have always been awed by them, to think that every single facet of every life is regulated
and directed from within! Our books, our music, our work and play are all looked after by
the benevolent wisdom of the priests...'

We've taken care of everything
The words you read, the songs you sing
The pictures that give pleasure to your eyes
It's one for all and all for one
We work together, common sons
Never need to wonder how or why

We are the Priests of the Temples of Syrinx
Our great computers fill the hallowed halls
We are the Priests, of the Temples of Syrinx
All the gifts of life are held within our walls

Look around at this world we've made
Equality our stock in trade
Come and join the Brotherhood of Man
Oh, what a nice, contented world
Let the banners be unfurled
Hold the Red Star proudly high in hand

We are the Priests of the Temples of Syrinx
Our great computers fill the hallowed halls
We are the Priests, of the Temples of Syrinx
All the gifts of life are held within our walls

[III. Discovery]

'...Behind my beloved waterfall, in the little room that was hidden beneath the cave, I
found it. I brushed away the dust of the years, and picked it up, holding it reverently in
my hands. I had no idea what it might be, but it was beautiful...'

'...I learned to lay my fingers across the wires, and to turn the keys to make them sound
differently. As I struck the wires with my other hand, I produced my first harmonious sounds
and soon my own music! How different it could be from the music of the Temples! I can't wait
to tell the priests about it!...'

What can this strange device be?
When I touch it, it gives forth a sound
It's got wires that vibrate and give music
What can this thing be that I found?

See how it sings like a sad heart
And joyously screams out its pain
Sounds that build high like a mountain
Or notes that fall gently like rain

I can't wait to share this new wonder
The people will all see its light
Let them all make their own music
The Priests praise my name on this night

[IV. Presentation]

'...In the sudden silence as I finished playing, I looked up to a circle of grim,
expressionless faces. Father Brown rose to his feet, and his somnolent voice echoed
throughout the silent Temple Hall...'

'...Instead of the grateful joy that I expected, they were words of quiet rejection!
Instead of praise, sullen dismissal. I watched in shock and horror as Father Brown ground
my precious instrument to splinters beneath his feet...'

I know it's most unusual
To come before you so
But I've found an ancient miracle
I thought that you should know
Listen to my music
And hear what it can do
There's something here as strong as life
I know that it will reach you

Yes, we know, it's nothing new
It's just a waste of time
We have no need for ancient ways
The world is doing fine
Another toy that helped destroy
The elder race of man
Forget about your silly whim
It doesn't fit the plan

I can't believe you're saying
These things just can't be true
Our world could use this beauty
Just think what we might do
Listen to my music
And hear what it can do
There's something here as strong as life
I know that it will reach you

Don't annoy us further!
We have our work to do
Just think about the average
What use have they for you?
Another toy that helped destroy
The elder race of man
Forget about your silly whim
It doesn't fit the Plan!

[V. Oracle: The Dream]

'...I guess it was a dream, but even now it all seems so vivid to me. Clearly yet I see
the beckoning hand of the oracle as he stood at the summit of the staircase...'

'...I see still the incredible beauty of the sculptured cities and the pure spirit of man
revealed in the lives and works of this world. I was overwhelmed by both wonder and
understanding as I saw a completely different way to life, a way that had been crushed
by the Federation long ago. I saw now how meaningless life had become with the loss of
all these things...'

I wandered home through the silent streets
And fell into a fitful sleep
Escape to realms beyond the night
Dream can't you show me the light?

I stand atop a spiral stair
An oracle confronts me there
He leads me on light years away
Through astral nights, galactic days
I see the works of gifted hands
That grace this strange and wondrous land
I see the hand of man arise
With hungry mind and open eyes

They left the planet long ago
The elder race still learn and grow
Their power grows with purpose strong
To claim the home where they belong
Home to tear the Temples down...
Home to change!

[VI. Soliloquy]

'...I have not left this cave for days now, it has become my last refuge in my total
despair. I have only the music of the waterfall to comfort me now. I can no longer live
under the control of the Federation, but there is no other place to go. My last hope is
that with my death I may pass into the world of my dream, and know peace at last.'

The sleep is still in my eyes
The dream is still in my head
I heave a sigh and sadly smile
And lie a while in bed
I wish that it might come to pass
Not fade like all my dreams...

Just think of what my life might be
In a world like I have seen!
I don't think I can carry on
Carry on this cold and empty life

My spirits are low in the depths of despair
My lifeblood...
...Spills over...

[VII. The Grand Finale]

Attention all Planets of the Solar Federation
Attention all Planets of the Solar Federation
Attention all Planets of the Solar Federation
We have assumed control
We have assumed control
We have assumed control

stevie

Today’s Featured Nation:
The Empire of Babel Archipelago

”United in Diversity”

WA Category: New York Times Democracy

Civil Rights: Very Good
Economy: Strong
Political Freedoms: Superb

Babel Archipelago's national animal is the Mighty Duck, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Babel Archipelago is ranked 13th in NationStates and 4,740th in the world for Largest Public Transport Department, scoring 90 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill

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

The Republic of Wuliang
The Kingdom of Rangi Rongo
The Kingdom of Extremely Stylish People
The Dominion of Kingdinium II
The Republic of Binioyaa

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

MH

Saturday, 31 January, 2015 :: 43

The gentlest thing in the world
overcomes the hardest thing in the world.
That which has no substance
enters where there is no space.
This shows the value of non-action.

Teaching without words,
performing without actions:
that is the Master's way.

tao

Mikeswill voted against the World Assembly Resolution "War Crimes Tribunal".

Amongst NationStates residents, voting is currently 8-13 (61% Against).

MH

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