WA Delegate (non-executive): The Federal Republic of Trans-American Empire (elected 57 days ago)
Founder: The Democratic Republic of Xyanth
Embassies: Capitalist Paradise, Citadel of New Richmond, Conservatopia, The Ascendancy, United Republic of Nations, Cashnatchee, Eladen, Coalition of Democratic States, The United League, Laissez Faireholm, New Republica, The Alliance Pocket Universe, League of Christian Nations, Unitarian Union, The Autocratic Imperium of Nations, The Darwin Allied Republics, and 14 others.Union of Nationalists, Alliance of Bearded Men, Libertarian Party libertarians, the Land of Power, Libertatem, Benevolent Capitalism, Thessius, United Republic of Liberty, Alliance of Capitalist Republics, Algorenian Continent, The Western Empire, Conservative Empire, The Illuminati, and chris puppet storage.
Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Most Politically Apathetic Citizens in Capitalist Libertarian Freedom Region
These results were determined by seeing how many citizens of each nation answered a recent World Census survey on the local political situation by ticking the "Don't Give a Damn" box.
As a region, Capitalist Libertarian Freedom Region is ranked 1,645th in the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
|1.||The Democratic Republic of Xyanth||Capitalist Paradise||“If there ain't a buck in it, then pack it in.”|
|2.||The Free Republic of Jakania||New York Times Democracy||“Peace and Prosperity Through Freedom and Responsibility”|
|3.||The Free Republic of Spinoza||Capitalizt||“Liberty and cheese for all”|
|4.||The Federal Republic of Trans-American Empire||New York Times Democracy||“Beyond the Borders of America”|
|5.||The Independent State of Carolina V||Father Knows Best State||“While I breathe, I hope.”|
|6.||The Empire of Russian Tsardom||New York Times Democracy||“Long live the Empire”|
|7.||The Commonwealth of Rayingri||Left-Leaning College State||“Fėtrr lu sėltsana trr”|
|8.||The Armed Republic of Republican Liberty||Capitalizt||“FREE MEN DO NOT ASK PERMISSION TO BEAR ARMS”|
|9.||The Land of New Zendikar||Democratic Socialists||“We are protected by the angel Iona”|
|10.||The Armed Republic of Lodricar||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“We serve to protect: we fight to win.”|
Recent polls: “Free speech vs. offensive speech. Which petition would you sign?” • “Should our military be disarmed except when training or on the battlefield?”
- 11 hours ago: The Lush Blue-Sanded Oases of Haflin of the region Citadel of New Richmond cancelled the closure of its embassy in Capitalist Libertarian Freedom Region.
- 23 hours ago: The Allied States of Fortis Bellator departed this region for The Darwin Allied Republics.
- 1 day 7 hours ago: Embassy established between Capitalist Libertarian Freedom Region and Chris puppet storage.
- 2 days 7 hours ago: The Democratic Republic of Thorsonn Raider 35 of the region Citadel of New Richmond ordered the closure of its embassy in Capitalist Libertarian Freedom Region.
- 2 days 12 hours ago: The Constitutional Republic of Union of Christian States of the region League of Christian Nations cancelled the closure of its embassy in Capitalist Libertarian Freedom Region.
- 3 days 22 hours ago: The Free Land of Freedom States of Europe of the region Region of Freedom proposed constructing embassies.
- 4 days ago: The Democratic Republic of Xyanth agreed to construct embassies with Chris puppet storage.
- 5 days ago: The Most Serene Republic of King Julien X111 of the region Liberty Isle proposed constructing embassies.
- 5 days ago: The Federation of Aurum Riders 336th Treasury of the region League of Christian Nations ordered the closure of its embassy in Capitalist Libertarian Freedom Region.
- 5 days ago: The Democratic Republic of Xyanth banned The Decentralized Bank of The Southern Border from the region.
Capitalist Libertarian Freedom Region Regional Message Board
Interesting day at work.
The last poll came out about the way I think. It is nice that we are all on the same page on this one.
This week's poll is related to the abortion debate. Anti-abortion protestors got together for a rally in a designated free speech zone on the University of California at Santa Barbara campus. They carried signs showing some really graphic, enlarged photographs of mutilated, aborted fetuses.
Along comes Prof. Mireille Miller-Young and several of her students. Prof. Mireille Miller-Young takes exception to the message and especially the graphic nature of the signage carried by 16 year old Thrin Short. There was some kind of confrontation that ended with Prof. Mireille Miller-Young snatching the sign out of Thrin's hands and striding off with it. The protestors followed demanding the sign be returned. Once Prof. Mireille Miller-Young reached her office, she destroyed the sign.
Campus police were called. The protesters filed a complaint. During the police interview Prof. Mireille Miller-Young, who also teaches a class on pornography, told the investigator the signs were a violation of her rights to go to work and "triggered" her. She also stated the protestors should have acceded to her demands the protestors stop displaying their signs. However she later said she should not have taken the sign. (The entire report makes for some really entertaining reading.)
Since that time the university has apologized for the actions of the professor. Well, sort of. After a painfully long period of time the district attorney filed charges against Prof. Mireille Miller-Young alleging theft, battery and vandalism.
However, there are now dueling petitions circulating on campus. One, gathering 2000 signatures, calls Thrin Short a domestic terrorist and supports Prof. Mireille Miller-Young. The other, only carrying 150 signatures, supports Short and demands Prof. Mireille Miller-Young's removal.
So here is my question. Read the articles and then tell us which petition would you sign? Why would be interesting too.
 The interview sheet from the police report is copied here: http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/16759/
I would sign neither. The consequences for Miller-Young's actions are now in the hands of the court; the question about her future at UCSB should be left to the university/her faculty.
However, if I'd be an UCSB employee this incident would probly make me speak in favour of letting her go as it can be seen as evidence for her faulty understanding of scientifical methods and debate.
That said, I'm not surprised at all to see that she's professor in department for "Feminist Studies", in fact I was assuming something to that effect before looking it up in the article (my money was on "Gender Studies"). Every now and then we work close with various universities in my company, mostly with mathematics & natural science faculties, but what the professors there tell us and what we see when we have to deal with administrative boards and the like where professors of other faculties are present as well, shows time and time again: Many of the people working in Gender/Feminist Studies departments tend to promote their own opinions very aggressively but at the same time are unable to handle differing opinions at all.
Of course my observations are not necessarily representative for the whole discipline and frankly I'm not sure how comparable the situations in Germany and America are because the majority of humanistic faculties around here are poisoned by Hegel, Marx and the Frankfurt School with their love for the irrational.
Liberalism is rapidly becoming an Orwellian religion. They want to say their piece and toss anyone that disagrees into the dungeon for heresy.
It really has. Their tactics have been painfully repetitive as well. Race-baiting, accusations of sexism, elitism, etc, etc...that's pretty much all they know. A great example is an elected official in Illinois (go figure) who was going to bat for one of the several teacher unions which had contributed significantly to her last campaign.
And let's not forget the recent statements by actress Kirsten Dunst who voiced support for traditional gender roles as a viable choice that women could be proud of. Naturally the Left came out to discard her as a "stupid actress." Because an actress can only have an opinion as long as it's the one towing the Hollywood Line.
On a non-rage inducing note. Here is an awesome pic of Abraham Lincoln accurately colored.
That is a really cool picture.
Alas, your video shows us what is wrong with this country.
On the M16 (Vietnam era) point - it lacked stopping power (being a relatively low calibre weapon) and it tended to jam - partly because the idea got around that one did not need to clean the rifle (there is no rifle ever made that one does not need to clean) partly because the wrong propellant was used for it.
One weird theory was that it was better to wound than to kill (hence the smaller calibre round 556 not 762) as several enemies would be kept busy caring for a wounded man - as if Communist armies care about wounded men (who ever thought up the wound theory knew little about Marxists)
The M14 (the American alternative to the American M16) had its own problems - most Western armies went for the FN FAL (the favourite for many people), or the G3, but neither of these were American - so politics dictated it had to be either the M14 or the M16.
As for the current discussion.....
Sadly modern "liberals" are more like Frankfurt School Reds - their "tolerance" is a cover for radical intolerance (indeed for totalitarianism).
It is depressing - as is the fact that some the anti Frankfurt School people often tend to be nasty also.
The Black Flag people are no better than the Red Flag ones.
The "enemy of my enemy" is NOT automatically a friend.
I carried an M14 as topside rover aboard our ship for my first year in the Navy. Those thing were incredibly heavy, but I did like the fact that they fired the 7.62X51mm round. However, i don't think there was a single complaint when we finally transitioned to the M16A3 (only 30-something years after the rest of the military).
Just a heads up, if anyone saw the message from The Decentralized Bank of The Southern Border before I suppressed it, I really hope you did not click that link. It put my firewall and anti-virus software through a live fire exercise.
Complaints have been made. Hopefully the NS Gods will cast the fatherless child out.