WA Delegate (non-executive): The Old Growth Forests of Ruinenlust (elected )
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Embassies: Philosophy 115, Eladen, Hippy Haven, Yggdrasil, International Democratic Union, Antarctica, Winterfell, Sunalaya, Antarctic Oasis, Texas, Canada, A Liberal Haven, Union of Free Nations, Singapore, The Region That Has No Big Banks, Democratic Socialist Assembly, and 19 others.the Rejected Realms, The Bar on the corner of every region, the South Pacific, Oatland, Haiku, Portugal, 10000 Islands, Spiritus, Conch Kingdom, The North Pacific, The Leftist Assembly, Europe, Sonindia, Wintreath, Osiris, Refugia, The Union of Democratic States, Thalassia, and New West Indies.
Construction of embassies with Force has commenced. Completion expected .
Regional Power: Extremely High
Today's World Census Report
The Rudest Citizens in Forest
World Census experts telephoned citizens from all nations at just before dinner time, in a study to determine which populations were most brash, rude, or brusque.
As a region, Forest is ranked 6,087th in the world for Rudest Citizens.
|1.||The Venerable Skald of Drasnia||Anarchy||“Second star to the right and straight on till morning.”|
|2.||The AI See You of Candlewhisper Archive||Anarchy||“You Got Issues”|
|3.||The Sylvan Hivə of Turbeaux||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Not only doəs God play dicə, thə dicə arə loadəd.”|
|4.||The Burning Trash Fire of Lord Dominator||Compulsory Consumerist State||“Fire Solves All Things”|
|5.||The Total Lack of Hue Manatee||Civil Rights Lovefest||“I'm sorry you feel that way”|
|6.||The Old Growth Forests of Ruinenlust||Civil Rights Lovefest||“...to the ruin of all. Yet hope remains.”|
|7.||The Malevolent Melons of Honeydewistania||Capitalist Paradise||“Cash, Capital and Cantaloupes”|
|8.||The Secular State of Deimosan||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Live Long, Live Well”|
|9.||The Queendom of Thorvel||Moralistic Democracy||“In the name of God, On guard !”|
|10.||The Hotdog-craving birb of Seagull||Corporate Police State||“Ack? Ack!”|
Last poll: “Shall Forest open embassies with Force? ”
- : The Queendom of Earthernia departed this region for NationStates.
- : The Queendom of Earthernia arrived from Thalassia.
- : The Wood Cabin Communities of Groenwald arrived from Lazarus.
- : The United Socialist States of Arashmahshid departed this region for The Free Nations Region.
- : The United Socialist States of Arashmahshid arrived from The Free Nations Region.
- : Southwest airlines case 2 ceased to exist.
- : The Tree Shepherds of Lon Kra Con departed this region for Middle Earth.
- : The Old Growth Forests of Ruinenlust agreed to construct embassies with Force.
- : The Rogue Nation of Ex Nation arrived from The Pacific.
- : Forestal ceased to exist.
Forest Regional Message Board
In games of this type, where politics (both real and simulated) form a large part of the core gameplay activity, "the long game" is measured in years. There are groups and alliances active in NS that are older than some of our players, and memories necessarily are that long for troubles others have caused. CCD's blatantly real-world fascist activities are far from ancient history - it's less than a year since they allegedly gave those up. Given that they spent years lying about it before, nobody is going to immediately trust them now.
Something like the Guiding Hand Social Club assassination and theft in EVE Online is a taste of the sort of long-game skullduggery people will do in political games (worth a read if you're unfamiliar), with real world diplomats, government workers, and policy wonks trying their hand in a world without limits.
You see, the thing about that is
1) We don't actually know if the terrorist will kill again.
People mellow when they become parents, even terrorists. I suppose at fault on that one is the issue text itself, it should be tweaked to introduce that uncertainty. But there's still no 100% guarantee they actually will kill again.
2) The PR thing, which you pointed out but...
3) It's pernicious on security service culture.
Basically, whenever the 'dark arts' are allowed for security services, be it army, cops or spies, they will abuse it. There also, often is a glory aspect that gets introduced, with there being a long term insidious effect of personnel one-upping each other in service of the state. The only real way of dealing with it is to deny it from ever taking root. Taking the shot in the issue scenario introduces that unwelcome precedent.
that which ends is forgivable. if only long after.
forget the pain, but remember how it was caused, and how what caused it came about, and look for ways that actually work, for preventing that.
the lure of deterrence is easy to fall into the trap of vengeance, and sometimes, even usually, there are cultural strategies that just work better.
I was gunna complain about shingles, but jebus. Good to hear things are looking up for you.
Been reading about viruses generally over the last week, and am fascinated by their role in horizontal/inter-species genetic exchange and evolution. Two thoughts occur:
1) I need to re-watch Annihilation as I think there's some thematic overlap here.
2) We better get some superpowers or something, or i'm gunna be pissed /:|
I don't know about that. I hear shingles is pretty nasty. Of course, I've only had the one, but if you have or have had shingles, I hope you get better soon, or are doing better.