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Wednesday, 5 August, 2020 | 68

The best athlete
wants his opponent at his best.
The best general
enters the mind of his enemy.
The best businessman
serves the communal good.
The best leader
follows the will of the people.

All of them embody
the virtue of non-competition.
Not that they don't love to compete,
but they do it in the spirit of play.
In this they are like children
and in harmony with the Tao.

Mikeswill wrote:The Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill graciously extends a warm welcome to our newest Nation:

Brussian Japan

Our Esteemed Region continues to attract the Most
Enlightened Nations in the JenGov Land.

MH

Something tells me that this guy probably already resides in MationStates. I don't know, but I think he's probably been welcomed before.

Brussian Japan wrote:Something tells me that this guy probably already resides in MationStates. I don't know, but I think he's probably been welcomed before.

Well he has got to welcome someone. I imagine that is the procedure if no one moves in after his most recent welcoming message.

Today’s Featured Nation:

The Free Land of Nostovya

” Laugh hard, it's a long ways to the bank”

WA Category: Left-wing Utopia

Civil Rights: World Benchmark
Economy: Frightening
Political Freedoms: Superb

Nostovya's national animal is the crow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Nostovya is ranked 204th in the world and 1st in NationStates for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 104.8 Effective Tax Rate.

Mikeswill

The Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill graciously extends a warm welcome to our newest Nation:

The Anarchistic Territories of Exsupero

Our Esteemed Region continues to attract the Most
Enlightened Nations in the JenGov Land.

MH

Yesterday’s Answer: What is the Carpathia?

Congratulations:
The World's Best Quizzes of JetPunk

Only telegrammed responses will be considered
All responses must be in the form of a question

U.S. CITIES

FOUNDED IN 1758, IT’S NAMED FOR A BRITISH PRIME MINISTER WHO WAS A NOTED DEFENDER OF THE AMERICAN COLONISTS

What is ... ?

Mikeswill voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Legal Rights of Workers".

Amongst NationStates residents, voting is currently 6 - 2 (75% FOR).

MH

Gondet and Ude african colonies

Thursday, 6 August, 2020 | 69

The generals have a saying:
"Rather than make the first move
it is better to wait and see.
Rather than advance an inch
it is better to retreat a yard."

This is called
going forward without advancing,
pushing back without using weapons.

There is no greater misfortune
than underestimating your enemy.
Underestimating your enemy
means thinking that he is evil.
Thus you destroy your three treasures
and become an enemy yourself.

When two great forces oppose each other,
the victory will go
to the one that knows how to yield.

Today’s Featured Nation:

The Democratic Republic of Ornmount

” Unity, Liberty, Democracy”

WA Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Civil Rights: Excellent
Economy: All-Consuming
Political Freedoms: Good

Ornmount's national animal is the Eurasion Lynx, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Ornmount is ranked 9,594th in the world and 19th in NationStates for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 9,302.05 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

Mikeswill

Gondet and Ude african colonies

Yesterday’s Answer: What is Pittsburgh?

Congratulations:
The Holy Empire of Landover Baptist Church

Only telegrammed responses will be considered
All responses must be in the form of a question

THE OSCARS

THE 2 BEST PICTURE NOMINEES FOR THE 1983 THAT FEATURED ASTRONAUT CHARACTERS

What are ... ?

Ude african colonies

Friday, 7 August, 2020 | 70

My teachings are easy to understand
and easy to put into practice.
Yet your intellect will never grasp them,
and if you try to practice them, you'll fail.

My teachings are older than the world.
How can you grasp their meaning?

If you want to know me,
look inside your heart.

Ude african colonies

Ancapiea

Why do you guys have an endorsement limit?

East Blepia and Ude african colonies

Ancapiea wrote:Why do you guys have an endorsement limit?

So that God-fordamned endotarters can not deprive Mikeswill of his divine right to rule as Eternal Delegate.

Ancapiea wrote:Why do you guys have an endorsement limit?

Greetings, Sovereign Nations of the NationStates Region

Please take a moment to inform yourself of the Endorsement policy of our great region. Endorsement caps are common in regions across NationStates, and are even more important for the security of Founderless Regions. Our security precautions ensure our stability and the protection of our community from those that would selfishly seek to replace our community with their ego.

All players are encouraged to join The World Assembly and endorse the Delegate.Our Delegate is the in-game Administrator of the NationStates Region. Your endorsements empower our region in World Affairs as well as increase our Influence to ensure our region's security. (Just remember NationStates Rules allow only one World Assembly member nation per player).

Please take note that while each nation has the right to choose whether or not to endorse any given World Assembly nation, failure to endorse the Delegate places a drain upon the Delegate's Influence. A World Assembly member nation only needs two endorsements in order to fully participate in all World Assembly game features, so this lower cap will not affect your ability to fully participate in the game.The endorsement cap levels and policies are subject to change as the effects of this implementation become more clear, and as in-region/in-game circumstances may change (such as significant changes in population).

What happens when a nation exceeds the cap ?

- In the event that a nation has not endorsed the Delegate, and exceeds the cap, that nation will be contacted and given the opportunity to endorse the Delegate or take action to reduce its endorsements into compliance. Failure to take either of these actions will result in removal from the region.

- In the event that a nation has endorsed the Delegate and exceeds the cap, that nation will be contacted and given the opportunity to take action to reduce its endorsements. Failure to take such action will result in removal from the region.

- In the event that a nation is clearly 'endotarting' to quickly gain endorsements to threaten or test the security of the region, or to make a 'run' at the Delegacy, that nation will be contacted and expected to take immediate action to reduce its endorsements within One Update (12 hours). An immediate eject and ban will result for failure to respond or cooperate. Banjection will come more quickly if said nation engages in poor telegram etiquette.

I've exceeded the cap, what should I do?

- The quickest method available is to resign from the World Assembly. You will lose all your endorsements, and you can then reapply and rejoin.

- Don't want to bother with resigning and rejoining the World Assembly ? Instead you can move your nation out of the region for one update (updates occur twice daily). Your endorsements will be removed by spending one update out of the region. You can then return to the region with a clean slate, and seek endorsements up to the cap once again

- You can also attempt to telegram nations that are endorsing you, to ask them to remove their endorsements. This method is fine when you have only slightly exceeded the cap, but may take time. You must be proactive when using this option, as failure to take action in a timely manner will result in the Delegate removing you from the region.

The Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill
WA Delegate
NationStates Region

Read factbook

Mh

Today’s Featured Nation:

Dohvakin

” Two in Harmony Surpass One in Perfection”

WA Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists

Civil Rights: Excellent
Economy: Very Strong
Political Freedoms: Superb

Dohvakin's national animal is the Snow Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Dohvakin is ranked 1,061st in the world and 6th in NationStates for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 11,363.38 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Mikeswill

Ude african colonies

The Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill graciously extends a warm welcome to our newest Nations:

Ancapiea
Vallives

Our Esteemed Region continues to attract the Most
Enlightened Nations in the JenGov Land.

MH

Saturday, 8 August, 2020 | 71

Not-knowing is true knowledge.
Presuming to know is a disease.
First realize that you are sick;
then you can move toward health.

The Master is her own physician.
She has healed herself of all knowing.
Thus she is truly whole

Today’s Featured Nation:

The Republic of Kyupaa

” O, Wind, if Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”

WA Category: Democratic Socialists

Civil Rights: Very Good
Economy: Imploded
Political Freedoms: Very Good

Kyupaa's national animal is the porcupine, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Kyupaa is ranked 5th in the world and 1st in NationStates for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 99.2 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Mikeswill

The Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill graciously extends a warm welcome to our newest Nation:

Ude african colonies

Our Esteemed Region continues to attract the Most
Enlightened Nations in the JenGov Land.

MH

Sunday, 9 August, 2020 | 72

When they lose their sense of awe,
people turn to religion.
When they no longer trust themselves,
they begin to depend upon authority.

Therefore the Master steps back
so that people won't be confused.
He teaches without a teaching,
so that people will have nothing to learn.

The current WA Resolution, Integrity In Law Enforcement has been posted on our off-site forums at:

https://bnationstates.runboard.com/t84233

General Assembly Resolution At Vote

Integrity In Law Enforcement

A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.

Category: International Security

Strength: Mild

The World Assembly,

Recognizing the fundamental role law enforcement officers play in ensuring the safety and security of nations and their peoples;

Noting that in order to support this mission, governments often empower law enforcement officers with extraordinary authority over their fellow citizens, such as the powers to detain and apply deadly force;

Concerned that the misuse of such authority can and does lead to grave violations of the law, the sanctity of life, and the public peace;

Understanding that the concealment of crucial matters such as inquiries into violent incidents and law enforcement officers' violations of civil rights compromises public faith in law enforcement, the public safety, and the ability of law enforcement officers to perform their essential duties, hereby:

Defines for the purposes of this resolution:

a "law enforcement officer" (LEO) as an individual acting in an official capacity to prevent or investigate potential offenses against a criminal law, with the powers to apprehend or detain individuals suspected or convicted of offenses against a criminal law, as authorized by a government;

a "department" as an entity authorized to disclose records pursuant to this resolution;

a "personnel record" as any file maintained by a department, which contains any information concerning:

employment-related advancement, appraisal, discipline, or benefits; or

complaints or investigation of complaints regarding an incident which an individual participated in or perceived, pertaining to their conduct with regards to said incident;

a "final finding" as a final determination by an investigatory or determining body that the actions of an LEO are found to be unlawful or in violation of policy;

Declares:

except as otherwise noted by law, the personnel records of any LEO, and any information obtained from such records, are confidential and shall not be disclosed in any investigation or proceeding, excepting investigations and proceedings concerning the conduct of said LEO;

LEO personnel records must be made non-confidential and readily available for public consumption where they relate to:

an investigation or findings regarding an incident involving the discharge of a firearm by a LEO, or an incident in which the use of force by a LEO resulted in death or severe bodily harm;

an incident in which a final finding was made that a LEO initiated or attempted to initiate a sexual act through force or coercion, or under the guise of authority;

an incident in which a final finding was made of dishonesty by a LEO in the course of their official duties;

a department may only redact a personnel record disclosed pursuant to this resolution so long as said redaction serves any of the following purposes:

to remove personal information, excepting work-related information regarding law enforcement officers;

to maintain the anonymity of witnesses and complainants;

to protect confidential information, so long as disclosure of such is specifically prohibited by international law or would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy;

when the disclosure of certain information within said record could reasonably pose a significant physical danger to a LEO or other individual, or a significant danger to national security;

when the disclosure of certain information would constitute a violation of prior World Assembly resolutions;

Clarifies:

no part of this resolution shall be construed to limit the public’s right of access to information as established by other international law;

a department may withhold disclosing a personnel record concerning an incident that is the subject of an active criminal or administrative investigation or criminal enforcement proceeding, so long as disclosure of such could reasonably be expected to interfere with said investigation or proceeding.

Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill
WA Delegate
NationStates Region

Today’s Featured Nation:

The Element of Hydrogen

” Liberty”

WA Category: Father Knows Best State

Civil Rights: Some
Economy: Good
Political Freedoms: Rare

Hydrogen's national animal is the Elephant, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Hydrogen is ranked 5,671st in the world and 6th in NationStates for Most Primitive, scoring 116.57 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Mikeswill

The Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill graciously extends a warm welcome to our newest Nations:

Tricolonia
The Republic of Whalelandca
Free mesesom

Our Esteemed Region continues to attract the Most
Enlightened Nations in the JenGov Land.

MH

FreeExo and Tricolonia

Yesterday’s Answer: What are “Terms of Endearment” & “The Right Stuff”?

Congratulations:
The Procol Harum Anthem of A Whiter Shade of Pale

Only telegrammed responses will be considered
All responses must be in the form of a question

IN THE DICTIONARY

IN HIS DICTIONARY, SAMUEL JOHNSON SELF-EFFACINGLY DEFINED THIS JOB TITLE IN PART AS “A HARMLESS DRUDGE”

What is ... ?

AGAINST AGAINST AGAINST AGAINST

The current WA Resolution, Commend Nuremgard has been posted on our off-site forums at:

http://www.runboard.com/bnationstates.f2.t84234

Security Council Resolution At Vote

Commend Nuremgard

A resolution to recognize outstanding contribution by a nation or region.

Blah, Blah
Blah
Blah
Blah

Blah

******************

COMMEND / CONDEMN PROPOSALS:
These Condemn & Commend Resolutions are mostly a popularity contest and a waste of the World Assembly’s time. It is not the Business of the World Assembly to Honour Nations. The WA is not a Beauty Contest. We would ignore these Resolutions were it not for the ridiculous precedent these Resolutions present.

As such, Mikeswill voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Nuremgard".

Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill
WA Delegate
NationStates Region

AGAINST AGAINST AGAINST AGAINST

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