WA Delegate: The Ancient Nordics Lands of Solorni (elected )
Embassies: Osiris, the West Pacific, the Pacific, The North Pacific, Europeia, The Land of Kings and Emperors, Albion, The Communist Bloc, The East Pacific, Lazarus, the Rejected Realms, NationStates, The Allied Republics, Kingdom of Alexandria, and World Assembly Legislative League.
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Largest Mining Sector in Balder
World Census experts measured the volume of stuff removed from the ground to determine which nations have the largest mining industries.
As a region, Balder is ranked 6,669th in the world for Largest Mining Sector.
|1.||The Corporate Dark Police Empire of Imperial Dark Rome||Corporate Police State||“The world's darkest hour, shall be our finest!”|
|2.||The Empire of Daarnar||Iron Fist Consumerists||“All power to The Overlord.”|
|3.||The Free Land of Stockaryd||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Yes yes join the dark side, We got cookies...D'oh”|
|4.||The Empire of J0rd||Corporate Police State||“Why ask why? Try Jord Dry.”|
|5.||The Democratic People's Republic of New Moravia||Psychotic Dictatorship||“There can be no greatness without an ounce of madness”|
|6.||The City-State of New Lower Manhattan||Corporate Police State||“World's largest city since 2080”|
|7.||The Evenguard of New Azura||Capitalizt||“Une Fleur Pour Le Colosse”|
|8.||The Allied Forces of Phalanix||Father Knows Best State||“Standing Our Ground Till the End”|
|9.||The Dominion of Bonatin||Iron Fist Consumerists||“May Bonatin protect and forgive us all”|
|10.||The Capitalistic Archipelago of Chalian Islands||Capitalist Paradise||“A small island is nice but owning a rich one is better.”|
- : The Republic of Northern Statehood departed this region for State of Wisconsin.
- : The Republic of Northern Statehood was refounded.
- : The Kingdom of Wyrlin was refounded.
- : The Dominion of Nov Asteria was refounded.
- : Edalesia ceased to exist.
- : The doges of old ceased to exist.
- : Streznachek ceased to exist.
- : Doctor phil daddy ceased to exist.
- : Uruguania ceased to exist.
- : Kazakhstahn ceased to exist.
Balder Regional Message Board
There's a new WA proposal in the GA queue (it'll be up for vote in about 2 days), called Choice in Education
Usually, I'd read it, and discuss it with WA Ministers from other regions, and when it's up for vote, I'd give the people of Balder a brief summary, and my recommendation.
However, in my discussions, it seems that this resolution has been more controversial than usual.
This resolution basically says that parents have the right to chose the education for their kids, without government interference (i.e. as alternatives to state school, they can choose to send their kids to private school, or home school).
My problem, is that it allows parents to let their children learn all kind of BS (e.g. prejudice, incorrect facts, unsafe science) that would be detrimental to society, and the child, and the government wouldn't be able to do a thing about it.
Others are saying that it's a parent's natural right to choose how to raise their children, or that the benefits of allowing private/home schooling outweigh the risks.
How does Balder feel about this issue?
Hello I am a English (UK) speaker and a French speaker.
I am new to this.
The risk's too big. Sure, it's the parents' right. But then instead of having Timmy grow up into, say a history teacher, we have Timmy of the KKK who would go on to spawn more children and teaching them the same backwards mindset.
Yeah, majority of kids will come out unharmed and live a normal life, etc. But it's the minor ones that's the big trouble. They'll be the ones with the loudest voice in the room.
My nation makes the religious indoctrination of children beneath the age of reason a felony, which this proposal explicitly forbids. We will be voting against it.
Ogthrak's government controls every aspect of our peoples life. I'm voting against this as well
The Empire of J0rd hits 10 billion citizens! Champagne falls from the heavens! Doors are open! Velvet ropes have parted!
Schools are houses of facts. I will not allow parents to control what their child learns in a school, they might choose to teach them of unimportant things, such as Creationism or Religion. I will be voting against this.
Has any one ever stopped to read the text on the newspapers that come with new issues?
"Reviled by critics as the PHART bill, legislation is intended to boost exports of bio-mass and other natural gas"
Holy f*cking balls of fury Batman! Women talk a sh*t ton on dates, it's like talking to a broken record. Or at least mine talks too much......