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Forest was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 219

WA Delegate (non-executive): The United Mangrove Archipelago of Ransium (elected )

Founder: The Cool Temperate Rainforest of Errinundera

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 627th Most Rebellious Youth: 967th Best Weather: 1,021st Most Beautiful Environments: 1,196th Nicest Citizens: 1,544th Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,547th Most Authoritarian: 1,551st Largest Black Market: 1,584th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,593rd Most Inclusive: 1,810th Most Cultured: 1,855th
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    Fifth Annual Forest Photo Contest 2019 - The Winners!

    BulletinNews by Mount Seymour . 138 reads.

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    Greenness Index

    MetaReference by Kawastyselir . 307 reads.

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    2020 Oatland Winter Games

    AccountSport by Aclion . 166 reads.

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    Government Transparency Report #3 - January 2020

    MetaGameplay by Verdant Haven . 78 reads.

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    December/January Environmental Agenda

    BulletinOpinion by Turbeaux . 132 reads.

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    Forest's Collection of Statistics

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    Forest Regional History

    MetaReference by Mozworld . 1,623 reads.

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    Maps of Forest

    MetaReference by Octopus Islands . 781 reads.

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    THE OFFICIAL FOREST RECIPE LIST

    MetaReference by Palos Heights . 461 reads.

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    Forest Directory

    MetaReference by Mount Seymour . 990 reads.

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    Government of Forest

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    Constitution of Forest

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Embassies: Yggdrasil, Refugia, Hippy Haven, Antarctica, Sunalaya, A Liberal Haven, Democratic Socialist Assembly, The Region That Has No Big Banks, Singapore, The Federation of Anarchist Communes, The Leftist Assembly, Conifer, Sonindia, The North Pacific, the South Pacific, the Rejected Realms, and 19 others.Philosophy 115, Eladen, International Democratic Union, Osiris, Winterfell, Antarctic Oasis, Texas, Canada, Union of Free Nations, 10000 Islands, Oatland, The Bar on the corner of every region, Haiku, Spiritus, Portugal, Europe, Conch Kingdom, Wintreath, and Futaba Aoi.

Tags: Casual, Commended, Democratic, Eco-Friendly, Featured, Gargantuan, Issues Player, Map, Multi-Species, Offsite Chat, Pacifist, Regional Government, and 2 others.Social, and World Assembly.

Regional Power: Extremely High

Forest contains 606 nations, the 21st most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Most Developed in Forest

The World Census compiles a "Human Development Index" by measuring citizens' average life expectancy, education, and income.

As a region, Forest is ranked 6,212th in the world for Most Developed.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Glorious Empire of WoolitaniaLiberal Democratic Socialists“Lassen Sie mich Arzt, ich bin durch!”
2.The Colony of ChilledsvilleAuthoritarian Democracy“Smile! It's not that bad!”
3.The Ecosocialist Federation of TaurideLiberal Democratic Socialists“Fieles a nosotros mismos”
4.The Utopian People's Republic of Love and NatureLiberal Democratic Socialists“We are part of nature, we are the vessels of love”
5.The Heerlijke Opperheerschappij of Victoriaans NederlandsDemocratic Socialists“Wij werden uns aufrechterhalt jusqu'à la fin des Zäit !”
6.The Wilderness of ElorenLiberal Democratic Socialists“Ŭŋ∂ҽԅʄŧѻɽΐɐჷ ϑɲʈɚღԑშ, ßҩυიτѥs βɩσσðʂɫαιηєძ”
7.The Tree State of CannibalandNew York Times Democracy“You are free, even to not be free”
8.The Holy Green Woods of AshrahLeft-wing Utopia“Libertas aut mortem”
9.The Republic of NimrosDemocratic Socialists“Nec Temere, Nec Timide”
10.The Allied Planetary Archipelago of Aeterno TranquillitasLiberal Democratic Socialists“Make logical choices, do the right thing, be creative.”
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Last poll: “Shall we create embassies with Evergreen Conifer, the official successor region of Conifer?”

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Forest Regional Message Board

Candlewhisper Archive wrote:Anyway, movies that were better because they weren't like the books:

Silence of the Lambs
The Princess Bride
Fight Club
It

Now now, let's not say anything we'll later regret... :P

May I ask what you didn't like about the book? I suspect it is the frame story of the fake abridgement of the "original" material, as that kind of thing isn't for everyone. I thought the movie did a great job re-imagining the device as a grandfather reading the book to his grandson but leaving out all of the "boring bits."

Personally, I loved the novel. The movie is definitely great, but for me, both movie and book offer a lot of greatness just in different ways.

...back to Beowulf...
There’s a film version I watched a long time ago that still makes me shudder to think of it.
https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0442933/

Also, unrelated...
So what does a responsible, active and respectful Forestian have to do to acquire one of these “magic buttons” anyway? Is there a level requirement or a need to grind for rep? I’d hate to have to resort to thievery.

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Game question: When I get a telegram telling me, “Laws have been enacted to bring Kinectia into compliance with the World Assembly resolution Ensuring Safe Syringe Use,” is that just a formality or am I to expect that will have an effect on my stats or the outcome of my Issue choices? I’m anticipating an uptick in Issues around plagues and such soon, so I want to be ready.

Candlewhisper Archive wrote:<snip>

Princess Bride was a good movie. I think the book would have been a bore to read from what I've heard of its descriptions.

Kinectia wrote:So what does a responsible, active and respectful Forestian have to do to acquire one of these “magic buttons” anyway? Is there a level requirement or a need to grind for rep? I’d hate to have to resort to thievery.

In my case, stick around for a few years then get asked once or twice to join government.

Kinectia wrote:Edit:
Game question: When I get a telegram telling me, “Laws have been enacted to bring Kinectia into compliance with the World Assembly resolution Ensuring Safe Syringe Use,” is that just a formality or am I to expect that will have an effect on my stats or the outcome of my Issue choices? I’m anticipating an uptick in Issues around plagues and such soon, so I want to be ready.

It's a formality, and no it won't affect your issue choices but it will affect your issue stats to a degree. Most of the time, they are very slight, even imperceptible. Then you have people like Xoriet who lost a ton of agriculture to a WA GA resolution. She's been salty about it ever since.

Candlewhisper Archive wrote:Unless you liked the films of The Hobbit of course. In which case, that's objectively wrong. :)

Was looking for this one to give it a Double Thumbs Up.

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Onto the meat of my post. Once again, an author can surprise me. I thought Peter F. Hamilton was a hack because his single book Fallen Dragon was torture to read. Really the only reason I'd recommend it is the worldbuilding he does, and not for the story or the characters (especially the characters, there was nothing I liked about either protagonist). However I've heard about his Night's Dawn trilogy and the Commonwealth Saga, and was curious since he is lauded for them. Coincidentally I saw two books of the same series (which I've just learned is called collectively The Chronicle of the Fallers) at my local library and decided to check them out. First book blew me away, it topped Fallen Dragon by an hundredfold and reinforces my belief that Hamilton is a genius at worldbuilding, and his characterization has improved to the point where his human characters, even in a post-scarcity society as the Commonwealth, are still very familiar and relatable to us ordinary peons.

I loved Hanilton’s Crhonicles, although a bit verbose in mi opinion.. i know it’ almost unknown, mostly because she write in italian, but i love Le Lacrime di Ishtar trilogy... and Also Philip pulmann, is bere anybody fan of His Dark Materials?

Ruinenlust wrote:As of this writing, none of the empowered government officials have responded to my telegram or have accepted our official request, so it's sort of "up in the air,...

Wait - they’re apparently electing a new First Minister - is that the person you’re waiting to hear from? Cuz voting on that is still open until 29 Jan. Do we have an official deadline they have to respond by to avoid evaporation of the offer?

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Oops, double posted (evidence deleted)

Darths and Droids wrote:...In my case, stick around for a few years then get asked once or twice to join government. ...

So, grind for rep. *sigh* Fair enough.

Post self-deleted by Kinectia.

Kinectia wrote:
~snip~

So what does a responsible, active and respectful Forestian have to do to acquire one of these “magic buttons” anyway? Is there a level requirement or a need to grind for rep? I’d hate to have to resort to thievery...

In my case, volunteer for an ambassadorship and then work your way up from there.

Verdant Haven wrote:Ruinenlust and I were just discussing that and taking a look. Their First Minister (responsible for Embassy actions) has been out of the office for a few days, so hasn't been on to respond to the request yet. We're looking at sending a TG to one of their Founder nations just as a heads-up.

I posted something on their RMB regarding this. I think that Gallaton is the person to contact rather than their founder. There is an election in progress but the options are Central Birdland and "[l]ook for other candidates." Central Birdland has previous government experience, so I certainly hope they win! There is also talk regarding making Mer-Folks for Change a voting state, so good luck to Kinectia! :)

EDIT: Using Forest Breeze, I sent both Gallaton and Evergreen Conifer a TG about the embassy request as well as an endorsement of Kinectia/Mer-Folks for Change's promotion to a voting state.

Long-Term Capital Gains wrote:It turns out pedaling a mountain bike for 45 miles with over 1,900 feet of total elevation gain will get you something called Footballer's Ankle.

Exercise more, they said. You'll be healthier, they said. \:|

In their defense, the non-drive-side bearings in my bike's bottom bracket turned out to be totally seized. That probably didn't help.

Extended today's commute into work from 5 to 23 miles, including 1600 feet of cumulative elevation gain, most of which was in the last 4 to 5 miles. Ankles are doing OK. I'm working on the Montgomery Burns theory that if I break enough of myself, all the damage will hold each other at bay, and I'll basically become immortal.

That's how that works, right?

EDIT: More seriously, I'm also testing the popular notion that vegans/vegetarians** are weak, sickly, and anemic. Granted, I'm just one data point, but I'm thinking the hypothesis is on shaky ground.

Incidently, could someone in the UK find out when Global Cycling Network is gonna have more copies of The Plant-based Cyclist (https://shop.globalcyclingnetwork.com/usd/en/gcn-the-plant-based-cyclist-book) in stock? Let them know there's an American with $17 and international shipping burning a hole in his pocket...
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** By "vegan/vegetarian" I'm assuming someone who primary eats a variety of plants, nuts, grains, and seeds. It's assumed that a diet of primarily french fries, Twinkies, and Oreos is probably crap.

Long-Term Capital Gains wrote: Incidently, could someone in the UK find out when Global Cycling Network is gonna have more copies of The Plant-based Cyclist (https://shop.globalcyclingnetwork.com/usd/en/gcn-the-plant-based-cyclist-book) in stock? Let them know there's an American with $17 and international shipping burning a hole in his pocket...

Sorry Long-Term Capital Gains a tryed tae have a look around on baeth the uk an American website, the only thing a can tell ye is that its in stock in the uk.

Long-Term Capital Gains wrote:

Extended today's commute into work from 5 to 23 miles, including 1600 feet of cumulative elevation gain, most of which was in the last 4 to 5 miles. Ankles are doing OK. I'm working on the Montgomery Burns theory that if I break enough of myself, all the damage will hold each other at bay, and I'll basically become immortal.

That's how that works, right?

EDIT: More seriously, I'm also testing the popular notion that vegans/vegetarians** are weak, sickly, and anemic. Granted, I'm just one data point, but I'm thinking the hypothesis is on shaky ground.

Incidently, could someone in the UK find out when Global Cycling Network is gonna have more copies of The Plant-based Cyclist (https://shop.globalcyclingnetwork.com/usd/en/gcn-the-plant-based-cyclist-book) in stock? Let them know there's an American with $17 and international shipping burning a hole in his pocket...
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** By "vegan/vegetarian" I'm assuming someone who primary eats a variety of plants, nuts, grains, and seeds. It's assumed that a diet of primarily french fries, Twinkies, and Oreos is probably crap.

I've been a vegetarian for fourteen years. During that time, I've been an amateur boxer, a backpacker and backwoods trail builder, and most recently I have been splitting my own firewood with an axe for heat for my wood stove. A balanced vegetarian/vegan diet provides more than enough fuel to build strength and live vigorously, if that's what one wishes to do. I'll be your second data point for this test🙂

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