WA Delegate (non-executive): The FFR of Roelandia (elected )
Founder: The FFR of Roelandia
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Today's World Census Report
The Largest Publishing Industry in Cinderia
The World Census tallied social media complaints from students regarding overpriced textbooks to determine which nations have the largest book publishing industries.
As a region, Cinderia is ranked 5,943rd in the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
|1.||The Alien Lullaby of The Grene Knyght||Left-wing Utopia||“Bigog!”|
|2.||The Imperial Realm of Nickel Empire||Capitalist Paradise||“Wisdom, Serenity, Truth”|
|3.||The Federal Republic of JCNation||Scandinavian Liberal Paradise||“By the people for the people”|
|4.||The Serene Paradise of Exaequatio||Left-wing Utopia||“A solis ortu usque ad occasum”|
|5.||The Socialist Republic of Faetiria||Left-wing Utopia||“From the Plough to the Stars”|
|6.||The United Islands of Aquapelago||Left-wing Utopia||“A place for peace”|
|7.||The Biodyson Sphere of The Astrodeep League||Capitalizt||“Black is the Night”|
|8.||The Democratic Collective Realm of Petrokovia||Democratic Socialists||“Through hardships and blood, to glory we march!”|
|9.||The Marxist-Leninist Utopia of The Peoples Republic of Fingal||Psychotic Dictatorship||“An Bhfuil Cead Agam Dul Go Dti An Leithreas”|
|10.||The United Kingdom of Greater Lyonesse||New York Times Democracy||“King and Country”|
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- : Embassy cancelled between The srivijayan consortium and Cinderia.
- : The Democratic Collective Realm of Petrokovia set the region's banner.
- : The Six Nations of The Haudenosaunee League arrived from Osiris.
- : The United Kingdom of Greater Lyonesse arrived from Balder.
- : The Nordic Republic of Fjordagen arrived from Osiris.
- : The Most Serene Republic of Bayussippy arrived from Balder.
- : The Federal Republic of Albigenssinia arrived from Osiris.
- : The Free Land of The Red Dragon Republic arrived from Lazarus.
- : The Republic of Shafibia arrived from Osiris.
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Cool, what kind of job did you get? Did you run for a seat or is it more administrative?
I'm trying to post a response however it says I have inappropriate words despite there being none.
I have had that problem before as well. Don't know how I fixed it in the end. I suppose waiting a while and trying again may (emphasis on "may") work I suppose... To what were you specifically replying?
I found out why I couldn't post. I had one swear I kept reading past and it didn't register with me that it was a swear.
I work in a hog breeding barn. I just got promoted to the 'farrowing' section this past Saturday. So I am responsible for sows about to give birth and their piglets. I am responsible for 5 full rooms (44 pens), a half room (22 pens) and a small piglet room (12 pens), which after we wean a room and there are still small piglets, we take them there and usually put them with a cull sow who was weaned from the piglets.
A typical day involves me going to each room and dropping the feed and standing up the sows for breakfast. I start in the room with the newest sows and mark down how many were born alive, born dead and mummified on the sows card. If there are any stuck piglets I help pull them out. If the mom is no longer pushing I give them an oxy shot to help them push again. If they are two days past their due date I induce them. If a new litter has been born for more than 12 hours I foster them. So I move the piglets around the different pens so each piglet has its own teat and the small piglets are all together. I ethuinzaine the piglets that have issues with them. And tape up piglets with 1 set of splay legs.
After I am finished with fostering I then do feed adjust for all the rooms and then turn on the auger to fill the feed pipes. Then I go to each room giving creep feed to the piglets to get them used to a feed only diet when we ship them to the nursery barn, electrolyte water if they are suffering from diarrhea and herd health to see if the piglets or sows are suffering from swollen joints, limping or bleeding hooves. After that is done I remove all the dead piglets and put them in the dead room. After lunch I drop the feed again and fill the auger.
Then I do some also other tasks such as washing hallways, the loadout or dead room, processing piglets or scrapping out poop.
Saturday and Sunday were half days in the morning, which I got paid the full 8 hours so that is nice.
I'm looking at how urban noise affects avian cognition. So basically I bred zebra finches (basically the bird version of lab rats) in different conditions (natural background or "pink" noise, urban traffic noise, and no noise) and then I compare each group's scores on various problem solving assays.
Yeah I agree, I know nothing on the topic, so it would be interesting to discuss.
As always, a well articulated response, Roel. One thing that I would critique however, if I understood you correct, you believe that economics is a way for which society gauges what is important and unimportant. But I find this to be a dangerous way to go about doing things. And I think that is what she may have meant regarding intrinsic value. I'm sure Petro would raise the various social issues that follow suite, but for me, as a biologist, the first thing that comes to mind is the conservation ramifications of your statement. Conservation is already coming at a painfully slow rate. Its severely underfunded, few changes are ever made, and we're losing faster than we're gaining. This is simply because people deem it unimportant. And I think all of us in this discussion can agree that our natural resources, at minimum, are important for our long term survival (despite how the general consensus behaves). This is perhaps my biggest complaint with capitalism; it often neglects the long term outputs in favor of immediate gains.
Whoa... that sounds like a lot of work
Since I literally study animal intelligence, I feel like I should comment on this.
The reality is, no animal matches us in "general intelligence". Whatever that means. A problem that has plagued the scientific world is of course anthropocentrism (frankly its plagued just about every profession to some degree or another). Animals have evolved to their environment and they do it extremely well. In many cases, their cognitive capacity in their specific skillsets that they evolved, far exceeds humans' ability to do that same skillset. For example, jackdaw memory on where they store their caches is much better than if we were to cache nuts. What humans have done is test animals on our own strong points in cognition and rate them on this criteria. Our abilities are important, whereas the things we're not good at is considered unimportant. But this reasoning is of course not true. And seeing the differences in focus of certain tasks over others makes the term "intelligence" break down. In fact, many experimental psychologists and behavioral ecologists are hesitant to even use the term "intelligence" because of how vague it is.
To bounce off of Petro's statement, I don't know it its necessarily "intelligence", not in the traditionally sense, but rather emotional intelligence. I don't know about organisms like reptiles/amph/inverts/fish, to which complex social bonds have never evolved, but with birds and mammals, where said bonds are common place, I think emotions and social intelligence are very high and possibly nearly as strong, in some cases as strong or stronger, as humans. It would be a species by species case. Actually, it would likely be an individual by individual case. But again, this isn't a good or bad thing. Each animal has its strengths, and comparing them to humans is actually extremely anthropocentric in its own right.