WA Delegate: The Dutch Democratic Republic of Knootoss (elected 169 days ago)
Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Largest Welfare Programs in Western Atlantic
Governments ranked highly spend large amounts of money on social welfare programs. Nations ranked low tend to have weak or non-existent government welfare.
As a region, Western Atlantic is ranked 16,364th in the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
|1.||The Democratic Republic of Daytanistan||Corrupt Dictatorship||“O Glorious Daytan Motherland”|
|2.||The Serene People's Republic of Uncle Noel||Compulsory Consumerist State||“The dream of a people, their thoughts rest secure”|
|3.||The Republic of Zamimbia||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Advance Always”|
|4.||The Union of Ajuba||Democratic Socialists||“Freedom, Unity and Progress”|
|5.||The Holy Empire of Excalbia||Democratic Socialists||“En Brivi Folks, Av Dieva Zelastibu”|
|6.||The Republic of Abt||Anarchy||“Help of God, Love of People, Strength of Abt.”|
|7.||The Federation of Southern Low Countries||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Liberté”|
|8.||The Khanate of Sabaristan||Capitalizt||“The Horse, the Bow, the Herd, the Horde!”|
|9.||The Grand Empire of Aerion||Father Knows Best State||“For A New Glorious Aerion”|
|10.||The People's Republic of Narvasar||Corrupt Dictatorship||“United Forever in Friendship”|
- 43 days ago: The Atlantic Skylord of Manegarmr of the region The Atlantic Federation proposed constructing embassies.
- 55 days ago: The Nomadic Peoples of Borussgya Nera arrived from Lazarus.
- 57 days ago: The Kingdom of Leagran ceased to exist.
- 64 days ago: The Democratic Republic of Daytanistan arrived from Lazarus.
- 64 days ago: The Democratic Republic of Daytanistan ceased to exist.
- 79 days ago: The Republic of Maghrib Afroni arrived from Osiris.
- 83 days ago: The Nomadic Peoples of Borussgya Nera ceased to exist.
- 84 days ago: The Kingdom of Cyretopolitania arrived from Lazarus.
- 84 days ago: The Republic of Maghrib Afroni ceased to exist.
- 89 days ago: The Kingdom of Leagran arrived from The North Pacific.
Western Atlantic Regional Message Board
According to China Central Television, Facebook is banned in Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, and "one other country."
Facebook is not banned in Saudi Arabia.
That is why CCTV is funny.
I used to get CCTV on the satellite. It was less hilarious than the Iranian or North Korean versions.
There is much less of a jaded, cynical, and highly-educated expatriate community in either Iran or North Korea. We view CCTV as a sort of amusing cousin aping western media, but then we think about censorship and get a sad.
I think I am fully caught up for the first time in ages. Is there anything outstanding that still requires my attention?
Oh, that's just awesome. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) schedules the House's 37th - 37th! - vote on repealing Obamacare (as if the previous 36 failed attempts didn't send a message). He decides that he's going to do the whole three-ring circus this time, and tweets:
"Hey Folks: #ObamaCareInThreeWords - Go!"
So, after the repeal attempt fails (i.e., passes the House, only to go to the relevant Senate committee where everyone and his dog knows it will die a painful and slow death along with the other 36 attempts), Barack Obama joins in the fun:
"It's. The. Law. #ObamaCareInThreeWords"
....with a tinyurl leading to a scanned image of Obama's signature of the Act. Like him or loathe him, there's no doubt that Obama can run rings around a used-car salesman like Darrell Issa.
Meanwhile, keen not to be outdone by the US Congress as a legislative fail zone, the Australian Parliament has excised Australia from Australia's immigration zone.
There are times I despair for my country. This is one of them - it seems that both parties are bending over backwards to chase the ignorant racist redneck vote.
You know how Justin Trudeau is a bit on the gorgeous side? Can Welton look like him or is that too much?