WA Delegate: The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill (elected 10 years 124 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 Authoritarian in NationStates
World Census staff loitered innocuously in various public areas and recorded the length of time that passed before they were approached by dark-suited officials.
As a region, NationStates is ranked 12,406th in the world for Most Authoritarian.
|1.||The Jingoistic States of Arrogant Diplomacy||Psychotic Dictatorship||“My Way Is The Only Way”|
|2.||The People's Republic of Kotha||Psychotic Dictatorship||“Obedience is Strength”|
|3.||The Dictatorship of Alias Jones||Psychotic Dictatorship||“I Like Money”|
|4.||The Oppressed Peoples of Communist Republic of England||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Glory to People's England”|
|5.||The Queen's State of Baddy||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Stupid Website, why can't I delete my nation?”|
|6.||The Dictatorship of Regional Influence||Corrupt Dictatorship||“Very High”|
|7.||The Matriarchy of Catherine The Great||Psychotic Dictatorship||“I Am Mother Russia”|
|8.||The Community of Flevorig||Corrupt Dictatorship||“Meaninglessness Without End ”|
|9.||The Armed Republic of Second Mexican Republic||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Viva La Revolucion”|
|10.||The Dictatorship of YouTube Republic||Iron Fist Consumerists||“DROP THE VASE!”|
- 5 hours ago: The Most Serene Republic of Rangi Rongo departed this region for New Warsaw Pact.
- 6 hours ago: Duluth liberals ceased to exist.
- 8 hours ago: The Republic of Reinsfield departed this region for The Rejected Realms.
- 8 hours ago: The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill ejected The Republic of Reinsfield from the region.
- 10 hours ago: The Dictatorship of Female dogs departed this region for The Orion Pact.
- 10 hours ago: The Dictatorship of Female dogs arrived from Wintreath.
- 13 hours ago: The Peace and Love Child of MikesHope arrived from The South Pacific.
- 13 hours ago: The Peace and Love Child of MikesHope departed this region for The North Pacific.
- 13 hours ago: The Delicious Aroma of Utmost Brownies arrived from The West Pacific.
- 13 hours ago: The Delicious Aroma of Utmost Brownies departed this region for The East Pacific.
NationStates Regional Message Board
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
Hello, I'm the president of the peaceful Free Land of Ukuk
I'm new here
Love you all
We love you back with all our hearts.
Today’s Featured Nation:
The Federal Republic of Maltium
”One People. One Nation. One God”
WA Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights: Unheard Of
Political Freedoms: Outlawed
Maltium's national animal is the Falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.
Maltium is ranked 16th in NationStates and 5,460th in the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 4 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.
The Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill graciously extends a warm welcome to our newest Nations:
The Pessimistic People's Land of Shendo
The Allied States of Poortasia
The Free Land of The Ethereal Wind
The Democratic Republic of Morovias
The Free Land of Gambiant
The Democratic Republic of Romal Simon
Our Esteemed Region continues to attract the Most
Enlightened Nations in the JenGov Land.
Friday’s Answer: What is a the St. Lawrence River?
The Constitutional Monarchy of Anderscoft
Only telegrammed responses will be considered
IN 1846 IT HAD 200 PEOPLE; 14 YEARS LATER, THANKS TO A DISCOVERY, IT HAD OVER 50,000, MAKING IT NUMBER 15 IN THE COUNTRY
What is … ?
Monday, 26 January, 2015 :: 38
The Master doesn't try to be powerful;
thus he is truly powerful.
The ordinary man keeps reaching for power;
thus he never has enough.
The Master does nothing,
yet he leaves nothing undone.
The ordinary man is always doing things,
yet many more are left to be done.
The kind man does something,
yet something remains undone.
The just man does something,
and leaves many things to be done.
The moral man does something,
and when no one responds
he rolls up his sleeves and uses force.
When the Tao is lost, there is goodness.
When goodness is lost, there is morality.
When morality is lost, there is ritual.
Ritual is the husk of true faith,
the beginning of chaos.
Therefore the Master concerns himself
with the depths and not the surface,
with the fruit and not the flower.
He has no will of his own.
He dwells in reality,
and lets all illusions go.
Mikeswill voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Marine Debris Accord"".
Amongst NationStates residents, voting is currently 12-9 (57% For).
WKNS Rdio: ABBA 1980 ~
"The Winner Takes It All"
I don't wanna talk
About things we've gone through
Though it's hurting me
Now it's history
I've played all my cards
And that's what you've done too
Nothing more to say
No more ace to play
The winner takes it all
The loser's standing small
Beside the victory
That's her destiny
I was in your arms
Thinking I belonged there
I figured it made sense
Building me a fence
Building me a home
Thinking I'd be strong there
But I was a fool
Playing by the rules
The gods may throw the dice
Their minds as cold as ice
And someone way down here
Loses someone dear
The winner takes it all
The loser has to fall
It's simple and it's plain
Why should I complain?
But tell me does she kiss
Like I used to kiss you?
Does it feel the same
When she calls your name?
Somewhere deep inside
You must know I miss you
But what can I say?
Rules must be obeyed
The judges will decide
The likes of me abide
Spectators of the show
Always staying low
The game is on again
A lover or a friend
A big thing or a small
The winner takes it all
I don't wanna talk
If it makes you feel sad
And I understand
You've come to shake my hand
If it makes you feel bad
Seeing me so tense
But you see
The winner takes it all
The winner takes it all...