WA Delegate: The Federal Union of Mons Garle (elected )
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Most Primitive in Social Liberal Union
Nations were ranked by World Census officials based on the number of natural phenomena attributed to the unknowable will of animal-based spirit gods.
As a region, Social Liberal Union is ranked 18,581st in the world for Most Primitive.
|1.||The Far-Cry Democracy of Kyratistani||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“ཨྃཨཱ ཚངོདྷ ལཨཾ”|
|2.||The Commonwealth of Alberta and Columbia||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Strong and free without diminishment!”|
|3.||The Republic of New Ostlands||Civil Rights Lovefest||“God Defend the Free Worker”|
|4.||The Community of Not Poland||Left-wing Utopia||“To eat alone is to eat. To eat together is to live. ”|
|5.||The United Peoples' Kingdom of Lamatama||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Be true to one another in deed, word, and thought.”|
|6.||The Union of joint confidence of The Traust Leysa||Left-Leaning College State||“Notwithstanding Our Faults”|
|7.||The Republic of Ugartschin||New York Times Democracy||“Know your rights”|
|8.||The Commonwealth of Aahba||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Despite Their Efforts, Our People Remain Strong”|
|9.||The Free Land of Holtak||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Always work as a team”|
|10.||The Republic of Mayersee||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Unabating is the heart of Mayersee.”|
- : The Democratic Republic of Timor-Ocidente departed this region for The Place that has No Big Banks.
- : The Democratic Republic of Timor-Ocidente arrived from Commonwealth of Liberty.
- : The United Republics of Trefeqia departed this region for Auretica.
- : The Republic of United Daimyo arrived from ACA.
- : Teutoburg forest ceased to exist.
- : The Jewish Flourishing of Mikra Kodesh departed this region for International Democratic Union.
- : The Jewish Flourishing of Mikra Kodesh arrived from Democratic Socialist Assembly.
- : Naiskele ceased to exist.
- : The Socialist Republic of Revolutionary Malaysia departed this region for The Red and Black.
- : Feebland ceased to exist.
Social Liberal Union Regional Message Board
What is the current WA resolution, and why is it devoting a large section f it about making drinks in a resolution about law enforcement?
Just wanting to correct that, he is in no way a self-made Billionaire. He would be richer if he left his obscenely large inheritance in a standard savings account then he is after his various dubious market, branding, housing etc. enterprises. He is very full of what he regards as his achievements, but he under-averaged the stock market continuously since the end of the 80s recession.
Not the best source, but this article does an okay job of putting the numbers in a form that is understandable.
The WA can be a weird place at times.
At best, he matches the S&P 500. That's a better record than 30-40% of all investment managers. Which means it isn't that bad at all. Admittedly, Trump did get quite an easy start, but he also faced bankruptcy. Very few people are able to rebuild their fortune the way Trump has. Even if they have wealthy backers and mentors around them.
Wealth is not the same as actual ability to spend money. Also, I suspect Mr Trump's lifestyle results in a rather tight situation for him regarding liquidity and he does not reinvest profits anymore. Forbes' calculation that his net worth hasn't changed much over the last few years would support that. Losing income is pretty easy - "the 1% in income" changes roughly once every 5 years. in the United States. Losing wealth up to $ 30 million is quite easy as well. A net worth of $ 30 million is generally considered to be the point at which people start having professional wealth managers to look after their investments. At that point, it becomes harder to lose money. Trump tends to spend his money on meaningless status symbols, like (a very old) converted Boeing 757 VIP jet. His prior aircraft was a very old Boeing 727. It wouldn't surprise me if he just could not afford a new BBJ or ACJ. Trump is a brand for aspirationals, not for real wealthy people, and Trump is very aware of that in how he acts and what he buys to strengthen his brand. The majority of those on $ 1 million/year+ incomes do not own a home with a value of over a million dollars and do not fly private jets. However, they might own an entry-level luxury car or have Toyota as one of their favourite car brands. Aspirationals - people who try to mimic what they think the rich do (inspired by marketing), but aren't actually wealthy - buy the majority of luxury cars, expensive homes and expensive boats (except mega yachts, of course). My educated guess would be that most wealthy entrepreneurs would not especially approve of Mr Trump's lifestyle.
More people in the SLU are voting for it
I mean, he's technically right in saying that the resolution lacks those ingredients.
Basically, yes. There was also that time when the Grolschian Prime Minister arrested for turning the national intelligence apparatus into his own private military army. That was part of a Council of Leaders role-play game a few years ago.
Also, very exciting news about TTIP, the controversial US-EU trade agreement that is being negotiated now. Apparently, one of the less than 200 people who have access to all 17 parts of the agreement has decided TTIP is bad enough for her or him to decide that leaking some of it and possibly facing a 30-year to lifelong prison sentence is worth it. Tomorrow at approximately 9 AM GMT, Greenpeace and several Dutch media outlets will start publishing some of the material. Only very experienced and very high-level diplomats have access to all of the parts of the agreement, even Members of Parliament and elected members of the executive do not have full access - which is one of many bad things about the negotiation process of this agreement. What this means is that someone very experienced and very influential is extremely worried about what TTIP will result in.
Happy International Workers' Day!
Speaking of history, my people's commissar was detained while a revolutionary coup took over several years back. That was fun. That was also the time of the People's Liberation War (or something :P ).
Ooh, that is exciting! I'm grateful that someone has decided that this is an important enough issue to make sure we know what's in it. Writing and agreeing to free trade agreements behind closed doors is an awful process. If there is to be something in the agreement that will hurt a community, they deserve to know so as to take precautions/action.
There's a lot in TTIP that wouldn't even be allowed in a normal trade agreement according to international law. Most of those things are negative for small- and medium-sized businesses and the EU as a whole, but would be beneficial to large US businesses. There's a reason why the US government prefers (read: forces, sometimes through direct, shameless blackmail) trade agreements outside of the framework of the WTO nowadays and that is the ability to control the politics and economies of other countries. One of the more controversial, but little known TTIP articles is one which would give the United States the right to look at proposed legislation related to economic affairs and the EU internal market before national parliaments and the European Parliament are even made aware of the existence of those proposals and without offering the same to the EU and EU Member States regarding US legislative proposals. The hilarious (or rather silly?) thing is that the European Commission is actually seriously thinking about accepting that. Given that trade agreements are an exclusive Commission domain, it would be near-impossible to stop the Commission were it to accept the proposal. This is about the most crazy thing I've ever heard of in modern trade diplomacy. But hey, I imagine there must be a very well-paying job waiting for the Commission civil servants agreeing to this...
Talk about disconnect between government and the people. I cannot imagine EU citizens would want the Commission to negotiate like that and it'd very much surprise me if the average American would support blackmailing European sovereign states into accepting lower standards for labor rights, food and animal rights.