WA Delegate: The Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill (elected 9 years 307 days ago)
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, and Greater Dienstad.
Construction of embassies with Capitalist Paradise has commenced. Completion expected in 2 days 7 hours.
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Most Cultured in NationStates
After spending many tedious hours in coffee shops and concert halls, World Census experts have found the following nations to be the most cultured.
As a region, NationStates is ranked 2,664th in the world for Most Cultured.
|1.||The Imperial Dominion of Arithei||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Que sera, sera”|
|2.||The Eternal Dream Realm of Morturaria||Father Knows Best State||“Having a pulse is highly overrated.”|
|3.||The Republic of Kyupaa||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“O, Wind, if Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”|
|4.||The Empire of Patria Augusta||Left-wing Utopia||“Ad astra per aspera”|
|5.||The Armed Republic of Ubu-Rex||New York Times Democracy||“Nothing is true, everything is permitted.”|
|6.||The Democratic Republic of The Peoples Union||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Ex cinere surreximus”|
|7.||The Rogue Nation of Straeus||Democratic Socialists||“If you can't convince them, confuse them.”|
|8.||The Grand Republic of Socialist Austrian Empire||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Liberty, Equality, Justice”|
|9.||The Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Love Conquers Fear”|
|10.||The Green Land of Novendecim||Democratic Socialists||“Non Plus Ultra”|
- 83 minutes ago: The Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill banned The Democratic States of Greatscotland from the region.
- 3 hours ago: The Peace and Love Child of MikesHope arrived from The South Pacific.
- 3 hours ago: The Peace and Love Child of MikesHope departed this region for The North Pacific.
- 3 hours ago: The Delicious Aroma of Utmost Brownies arrived from The West Pacific.
- 3 hours ago: The Delicious Aroma of Utmost Brownies departed this region for The East Pacific.
- 6 hours ago: The Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill updated the World Factbook entry.
- 11 hours ago: The Democratic States of Greatscotland departed this region for Aura Hyperia.
- 11 hours ago: The Democratic States of Greatscotland arrived from New Zealandia.
- 17 hours ago: The Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill agreed to construct embassies with Capitalist Paradise.
- 17 hours ago: The Grand Duchy of Acario of the region Capitalist Paradise proposed constructing embassies.
NationStates Regional Message Board
Friday’s Answer: What is Facebook?
Only telegrammed responses will be considered
ITS PRINCIPLE MAST IS AT ARLINGTON, ITS FOREMAST IS AT THE NAVAL ACADEMY & A MONUMENT TO IT, RESTORED IN 2013, IS LOCATED IN HAVANA
What is … ?
Arrogant Diplomacy is ranked 1st in NationStates and 864th in the world for Most Authoritarian, with 7.232 Stalins.
Monday, 28 July, 2014 :: 59
For governing a country well
there is nothing better than moderation.
The mark of a moderate man
is freedom from his own ideas.
Tolerant like the sky,
all-pervading like sunlight,
firm like a mountain,
supple like a tree in the wind,
he has no destination in view
and makes use of anything
life happens to bring his way.
Nothing is impossible for him.
Because he has let go,
he can care for the people's welfare
as a mother cares for her child.
WKNS Radio: #4 in 1973 ~
"Smoke On The Water"
We all came out to Montreux
On the Lake Geneva shoreline
To make records with a mobile
We didn't have much time
Frank Zappa and the Mothers
Were at the best place around
But some stupid with a flare gun
Burned the place to the ground
Smoke on the water, fire in the sky
They burned down the gambling house
It died with an awful sound
Funky Claude was running in and out
Pulling kids out the ground
When it all was over
We had to find another place
But Swiss time was running out
It seemed that we would lose the race
Smoke on the water, fire in the sky
We ended up at the Grand Hotel
It was empty cold and bare
But with the Rolling truck Stones thing just outside
Making our music there
With a few red lights and a few old beds
We make a place to sweat
No matter what we get out of this
I know we'll never forget
Smoke on the water, fire in the sky
The current WA Resolution, Repeal "National Economic Freedoms" has been posted on our off-site forums at:
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION AT VOTE
Repeal "National Economic Freedoms"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #68: National Economic Freedoms (Category: Free Trade; Strength: Strong) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Argument: The World Assembly,
Acting in the course of its duty to continue reviewing its passed Resolutions for areas of conflict and concern,
Wishing to retain only those Resolutions that are necessary and practical for the furtherment of world progress,
Seeking to strike out those Resolutions whose past merits no longer justify their present effects,
Hoping to clarify the burden of compliance of international law and restrictions for prospective sponsors of international law,
1.Take note of the promise enshrined in WA Resolution #68, "National Economic Freedoms", that national governments be allowed "to regulate commerce within their jurisdiction";
2.Observe that numerous subsequent Resolutions have ignored or restricted this promise by denying national governments their rights to regulate commerce within their jurisdiction, such as "International Postal Union", "Universal Clinical Trials Act", "Responsible Offshore Drilling", "Clean Water Act", "Nuclear Waste Safety Act", "Reducing Problem Gambling", "Essential Medication Act", "Concerning Financial Fraud", "Freedom to Contract", "Reducing Automobile Emissions", "Stopping Invasive Species", "Uranium Mining Standards Act", and "Cultural Site Preservation";
3.Consider the requirement of "National Economic Freedoms" that "no commerce be generally restricted by the WA unless ... [t]he enterprise causes an extreme hazard to national populations"
4.Document that numerous subsequent Resolutions have in fact imposed restrictions on commerce without a justification in terms of extreme hazard to national population, such as "The General Patent Charter", "Medical Research Ethics Act", "The Gem Trading Accord", "Against Conflict Minerals", "On Genetically Modified Foods", "Transboundary Water Use Act", "Ban Profits on Workers' Deaths", "Biological Warfare Convention", "Stopping Suicide Seeds", "Sensible Limits on Hunting", "Protecting Migratory Animals" and "Reducing Spills and Leaks";
5.Recall numerous other proposals considered by the WA that would have had the effect of regulating or restricting commerce and which were considered to be within the competency of the WA, rather than of individual nations;
6.Conclude that the guarantees of "National Economic Freedoms" have been rendered utterly worthless by virtue of revisionist reinterpretation of its mandates and that the Resolution in fact does nothing whatsoever to defend national rights to regulate commerce, nor to check the powers of the WA to restrict commerce;
7.Understand that the WA will undoubtedly continue to legislate on matters of commerce in the name of social justice, environmental protection, and other areas of legislation it deems worthy of consideration, while functionally ignoring the existence of "National Economic Freedoms";
8.Identify "National Economic Freedoms" as a Resolution whose noble intentions have proved completely ineffective in practice;
9.Recognise as undesirable the situation of a Resolution remaining on record while no longer having the legal effects intended at time of its passage;
10.Resolve the situation with this procedural Resolution, repealing WA Resolution #68, "National Economic Freedoms";
11.Reassure that a motion of repeal will in no way reduce national economic sovereignty, because it is not actually protected by the original Resolution.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 68
National Economic Freedoms
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.
Category: Free Trade
Description: The World Assembly,
RECOGNIZING that industry and commerce are vital to national and international prosperity,
NOTING that capitalist, socialist, communist, and other economic systems are fully capable of providing for industrial and commercial development,
DEFINES "commerce" to include the sale, production, and consumption of a product or service,
FURTHER DEFINES "jurisdiction" as the reach of a national government's authority, including any internationally recognized land, sea, space, or other material claims,
ENCOURAGES individuals, groups of individuals, and national governments to engage in commerce with other willing individuals, groups of individuals, and national governments as allowed in their respective jurisdictions,
ALLOWS national governments to regulate commerce within their jurisdiction,
REQUIRES national governments to compensate any individual, group of individuals, or national governments for any physical property or money seized by that national government, excepting those assets used for criminal enterprise,
CREATES the Impartial Mediation Foundation to investigate, mediate, and arbitrate any conflicts that arise,
NOTES that this legislation does not affect economic protective devices or domestic taxation,
REQUIRES that no commerce be generally restricted by the WA unless:
1. Restricted by prior legislation, or
2. The enterprise causes an extreme hazard to national populations
Votes For: 4,748 (78%)
Votes Against: 1,365 (22%)
Implemented: Tue Oct 20 2009
Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill
Today’s Featured Nation:
The Allied States of Annoying Nasal Drip
”Wake Up And Smell the Cabbages!”
WA Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights: Average
Political Freedoms: Good
Annoying Nasal Drip's national animal is the Goat of Many Colors, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Thin Dime.
Annoying Nasal Drip is ranked 314th in NationStates and 102,454th in the world for Most Cultured, scoring -4 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.
Annoying Nasal Drip thanks the selection committee and the check is in the mail. lol
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.
Tuesday, 29 July, 2014 :: 60
Governing a large country
is like frying a small fish.
You spoil it with too much poking.
Center your country in the Tao
and evil will have no power.
Not that it isn't there,
but you'll be able to step out of its way.
Give evil nothing to oppose
and it will disappear by itself.