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Today's World Census Report
The Most Efficient Economies in the West Pacific
Nations ranked highly are the most ruthlessly efficient at translating raw resources, including people, into economic output.
As a region, the West Pacific is ranked 11,070th in the world for Most Efficient Economies.
|21.||The Nihilist Oligarchy of Corporatist Trusts Inc||Compulsory Consumerist State||“Opulentia Über Alles”|
|22.||The Cyberocracy of Kisovec||Democratic Socialists||“Welcome in the land of opportunity”|
|23.||The Dominion of Humblic||Father Knows Best State||“Simple ”|
|24.||The Kingdom of Lemuria Islands||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Unity in Diversity is Strength!”|
|25.||The Imperium of Hunck||Father Knows Best State||“Set a man on fire, and he is warm for the rest of life”|
|26.||The Grand Hyperpolis of HappySunShineTown||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Adopt a functional paradigm to minimize state mutation.”|
|27.||The Community of Asshatland||Civil Rights Lovefest||“That which kills you makes you stronger”|
|28.||The Dominion of No Matter Where You Go||Civil Rights Lovefest||“There you are.”|
|29.||The Republic of Forestcreek||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Best place for forest people”|
|30.||The Metropolis of Avadon||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“We Are Apollo”|
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I can actually reply to it, from my point of view as an actual amateur and for-entertainment and health runner.
I originally started just walking. I'm too fat to actually run for long, but when I started exercising I was 420 lbs. I'm not in a bad shape FOR MY WEIGHT. I am in bad shape compared to anyone else. So I use to go out to walk and could easily do 1hr of walking at a slowish pace (3km in 1hr). I have good resistance so I can actually work up to 2 or 3 hrs straight, but by that point I'm just overdoing and that is no good.
Then I started to feel the need for SOMETHING more. And so, when I went out to walk I aimed to increase my speed. It has been 3ish years since then and I'm 370~380lbs now and can do 5.5km in 1 hr. Which is quite good.
But that stopped being enough too. I wanted more. So I started jogging for 5 to 10 minutes out of my 1hr of walking. And I got slowly into running* (*=Restrictions Apply). I don't actually RUN now. In a 1hr session I'll run for about 5 minutes - my condition can't really hold more than that - then jog for another 10 minutes and finally walk the rest of the hour. My every other day routine now is a 5km path where I do that, always within 58min to 63min. "But Ele", you'll say, "You say you can walk about 5.5km in 1 hr". Well yes. But with the added running and jogging, I can't hold my fast pace walk for the full hour. And also, my path includes going up and down twice around an artificial 50m high mount in the park near home. I used not to be able to go up at all (when you are my weight, going UP stairs, ladders or just the street is a curse).
So I got into what I call running. And the reason that I found it fun, is cuz I can beat myself. That's what makes it fun for me: making it better. Beating my own marks. Being able to say "I DID IT". I've done a few races too. About 10 of them. Always 6km long. I arrived LAST to all of them. But I arrived. Unassisted, by my own slow means, my own effort. Usually, the people in this sport is QUITE supportive. And they applaude me... Hell, I remember this one time the guy who won the race ran back to me, and stayed by my side till I got to the finish line, giving me support, making me laugh, etc.
Those runs are the only times I've been able to do 6km in 1 hour. Eventually, I'll do 10km. Perhaps in 100min, it doesn't matter.
So yeah... I do understand why they find it fun. I do. I just can't properly explaining without crying a bit.
Oh, I also printed three shirts that I use, that on the front say:
I'm slowed than Internet Explorer
But I Run"
And in the back say:
"I'm damn slow
But you are still behind me"
OK, I have no idea how you people did that, but this is pretty spooky:
"Arotania encountered a new issue: A Lack Of Comma Sense
23 minutes ago"
I just got issue number 721, which is about the Oxford comma.
*waves hands in a spooky manner*
We work in mysterious ways. You'll get used to it. :)
*runs away like the frightened potato he is*
Well, it is Friday here.
I'll start with something which has no lyrics but vocal parts:
Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Main Theme)
In the linked video, which features Morricone himself conducting a live orchestra, after the main theme there is "Ecstacy of Gold" from the same film followed by the main theme from "The Mission".