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Renegade Islands Alliance was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 173

WA Delegate (non-executive): The Burger Town of Dixadoing (elected )

Founder: The Sleeping Giant of Shizensky

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Most Influential: 382nd Most Nations: 443rd Largest Black Market: 729th+13
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 911th Most Devout: 1,575th Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,908th Most Corrupt Governments: 1,934th Most Cultured: 1,948th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,982nd Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,983rd Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,037th Most Advanced Public Education: 2,074th Most Beautiful Environments: 2,083rd Most Inclusive: 2,297th Highest Economic Output: 2,300th Largest Welfare Programs: 2,323rd
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Welcome to the flying islands of the Renegade Islands Alliance, an internationally renowned region founded in 2004!

Want to focus on managing your nation, join one of our several role plays, or become a major player in regional politics? The RIA is the place for you!

The rumbles of another reboot are among us. Let's not screw this one up!

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    Map of the RIA

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    Repeal of Assembly of Renegades & Proposal of Citizen's Congress Reenactment

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    Operation Refresh: We're Still Here

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    Things to Do in the RIA

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    NationStates Guide

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    Why We Fight - The Renegade Islands Alliance Special Forces

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Embassies: 10000 Islands, Mordor, the Rejected Realms, Texas, Wintreath, Spiritus, International Northwestern Union, Nasicournia, The Order of the Grey Wardens, Gay, The European Union, European Union, The Alterran Republic, and Atlantis.

Tags: Commended, Defender, Democratic, Featured, Game Player, Liberal, Map, Medium, Modern Tech, National Sovereigntist, Offsite Chat, Offsite Forums, and 3 others.Regional Government, Role Player, and Social.

Regional Power: Moderate

Renegade Islands Alliance contains 36 nations, the 443rd most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Most Pro-Market in Renegade Islands Alliance

This data was compiled by surveying a random sample of businesses with the question, "Do you believe the government is committed to free market policies?"

As a region, Renegade Islands Alliance is ranked 17,159th in the world for Most Pro-Market.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Democratic Anarchy of Falconias PrimeCapitalizt“Everything you touch, you somehow find a way to break.”
2.The Corporate Federation City of HexadapolisCapitalist Paradise“Waiting for a perfect strike”
3.The License Plate of Pensyltuckee IslandCapitalist Paradise“The CSN's #1 Producer of Office Supplies & Sorghum”
4.The Free Land of Dyr Nasad XCapitalist Paradise“Ab aeterno”
5.The Republic of Hockens IslandsAnarchy“Peace and Justice”
6.The Republic of CentriztCapitalist Paradise“It's nice here in the middle”
7.The Special Economic Zone of Dent TacticalCompulsory Consumerist State“When it's practical, call Dent Tactical”
8.The Sleeping Giant of ShizenskyNew York Times Democracy“Esse Quam Videri”
9.The Republic of MississoureeNew York Times Democracy“Show Me”
10.The New Order of The Sith Empire of KorribanIron Fist Consumerists“Unity, Justice, Order”
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Pensyltuckee Island wrote:Don't know exactly what possessed me now to tell y'all this, but anyway.... I drove to Billings, Montana from Lincoln, Nebraska and back again back in March. Went to Montana just to look around a little bit. I got... maybe an hour of sleep in the Walmart parking lot in Billings. Just couldn't get any rest for some reason. Point is I basically spent a little over 2 days just driving around. Looking back, I really should not have been driving for that extended amount of time. The sleep deprivation started getting to me when I was coming back to Nebraska. From some point on I-90 in South Dakota to the intersection with US 81, I had really bad tunnel vision and I basically have almost no memory of driving the hour and a half that was that part of the trip. Started seeing random shadow people soon after that. Just seeing people on the side of the road off in the distance. Saw a bunch of weird lights in the distance at one point, which ended up being just some road signs that my headlights were reflecting off of. Somewhere between Columbus, NE and Seward, NE, I saw a 20 foot long alligator crossing the road. I slowed down since I didn't wanna hit it. Got within about 30, 40 feet of the "alligator" and then I blinked and it just disappeared. Yeah.... It was definitely an experience though..... Definitely an experience. Anyway..........................

Sounds like sleep deprivation hallucinations, they're... weird in my experience
Please be careful on the road bro!

FinRussland wrote:


Sounds like sleep deprivation hallucinations, they're... weird in my experience
Please be careful on the road bro!

Yep. Exactly. It was a little freaky to say the least, although I remember I didn't really care at the moment since I was just so brain tired. My mind was basically like "Oh, it's an alligator. Huh. Oh, it's gone now. Oh, wait, there's no alligators in Nebraska. Eh, whatever."

*Meanwhile, in Whippoorwill County, Pensyltuckee Island.......*
Deputy: *sitting with his feet up on the desk* *throwing darts at a dartboard on the wall*
*The door flies open and the sheriff walks in with a handcuffed man.*
Will: "Uncuff me immediately!! My lawyer is coming! He should've gotten off the plane half an hour ago!!"
Sheriff: "Hold your horses, I ain't even started with you."
Will: "I've done nothing wrong!!"
Sheriff: *gingerly sets the man down in a chair* *sits down across the table from him* "Well, I received word from those 2 fellers you were talkin' with at the bar yesterday. You got a little bit intoxicated and apparently said sumem about killin' your wife while y'all were out in the woods campin' and makin' it look like some sorta accident. One of them fellers is Jesse James Junior. Now Jesses James Junior is probably the most honest man around these parts. He couldn't tell a lie if his life depended on it. Hell, back when we was kids, I tried to start some sorta name for him but none of them couldn't hardly roll off the tongue too good. Couldn't hardly come up with something that began with J......... It's your word against his. Anyhow, you were reported to be sayin' *puts on his glasses and holds up a police report* "And I quote. 'I think I'll push her off one of those cliffs you guys have around here.'
Deputy: *pops open a Johnson Beer and takes a sip*
Will: "So you think I came all the way here from Wisconsin just to-"
*The door suddenly opens and a man wearing a suit walks in.*
"Will, do not say another word. Hello Sheriff, my name is John Kipley and I represent William. My client will say no further words at this time. We will discuss this later in court. Will, let's go."
Sheriff: "What in the world are you talkin' about?"
*Will stands up to leave.*
Sheriff: *pulls out his revolver* "Sit down."
John: "Sir, are you threatening my client? I will hold that against you in a court of law."
Sheriff: "Relax. I just need to get a little bit more info."
John: "Sir, the Miranda rights state that you are not allowed to interrogate my client without an attorney present if he so chooses. My client has the right to remain silent."
Deputy: *takes a sip* "Boy, for a lawyer, y'ain't gotta whole lotta knowledge 'boutcha."
John: "What do you mean?"
Sheriff: "There ain't no wordin' that says 'at in any sorta lawbook in all of Pensyltuckee."
Will: "What?!"
Sheriff: "Y'all'er welcome to talk amongst y'allselves afterwards, and of course, there is the court date. Alexis, the wife'll be there standin' testimony to the divorce and whatnot. Y'all'll also have y'all's say then and there. But right now, I'm a goin' to ask Willie here some questions. Plus you said your presence is required and you are currently standin' here, right before right now, so I don't see the issue here."
John: "The whole point of my presence is for consultation."
Deputy: "So you can talk him out of this?"
John: *stares at the deputy* *scowls*
Sheriff: "Anyway...." *looks at the paper* "What've you got to say for yourself, Mr. Gramer?"
Will: "We're just going on a nice camping trip in the backwoods of Pensyltuckee Island. I don't actually want to kill my wife. We have a great marriage and-"
John: "Will, stop talking."
Sheriff: "Okay, you may sit down and shut up. Or else I will have Deputy Dozier arrest you for.... impedin' justice." *turns to the deputy* "That's a thing, right?"
Deputy: "Mmm, yeah." *nods his head* *takes a sip of Johnson Beer*
Sheriff: "Anyway.. You say that, but I called up them courthouse records and apparently, y'all are filin' for divorce on the grounds of you bein' some sorta abusive psychopath. And it looks as if she'd be a gettin' a good chunka stuff after the split. Now what've you gotta say about that?"
*1 week later....*
*A group of prisoners chained together is being led aboard a bus at the Springfield Penitentiary to go break rocks at a Slashville quarry.*
Will: *sighs* *walks aboard the bus*

The latest 10KI Update is posted! It includes updates about recent elections, information about recent cultural events and WA votes, and an interview with recently returning Senator Controlitia!


10000 Islands Emissary Update

Date: May 2020
Population: 2533
Delegate Endorsements: 774
Forum: Linkhttp://10000islands.proboards.com/
Discord: Linkhttps://discord.gg/mw27pug

TITO Command

Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Markanite.
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame.
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), Mingulay Isle, THX1138.
~Executive Officers: Aschente, Hakketomat.

Government

As of this reportŪs publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~WA Delegate: Kuriko
~Senior Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Grea Kriopia
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): The United Royal Islands of Euramathania
~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Controlitia
~Senator for Himes West (RP): Marxist Germany
~Minister of Labor: HumanSanity
~Minister of Immigration: THX1138
~Minister of Education: The Tasmanian Islands

Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found Linkhere.

May Elections

Scheduled elections took place in May for the positions of Senator for New Republica South and Senator for Blue Canaria North.

Controlitia of MSPP defeated Dorab of WIP with 32 votes to 28 to become Senator of New Republica South.

Grea Kriopia of MSPP defeated Shy Guyia, an Independent, with 47 votes to 17 to become Senator of Blue Canaria North

XKI thanks Pelanesomunk and HN67 for the previous service. Congratulations to the winning candidates!

Additional Government Changes

~ Some new faces joined the FA team as Valars was appointed Emissary to Warzone Sandbox and Wille-Harlia was appointed Emissary to Independent Order as XKI opened new embassies with both regions.
~ The Cultural Office continued to grow as HumanSanity hired Klick klack and Free Las Pinas as Cultural Office Assistants.
~ Additionally, Wille-Harlia was hired as Deputy Cartographer General to help out Paffnia with the regional map.
~ Delegate Kuriko and Tuga Nation were both hired as Account Maskers to help with the uptick in forum activity.
~ Xeknos, Vivolkha, Liberdon, and Anisopterra were all hired as a new batch of Official Endorsers to encourage WA members to endorse the Delegate.

Around the Islands

~ In May, XKI broke its all-time population record from 2013, reaching a peak of 3,230 nations! Chief Executive Markanite made it rain free tacos to Islanders in a week-long celebration. Strong thanks to all of our hard-working recruiters who helped out!
~ May's LinkFeatured Nation selected by the Ministry of Education was Thedairos. Relative newcomer Thedairos has been an active TITO member and an overall friendly presence in XKI, congrats Thed!
~ With the spike in population, our Welcome Buddies reached out to nearly 1500 new Islanders in May to help guide new nations through their first NS experiences. Welcome to all of our new nations and fantastic work done by our Welcoming Buddies!
~ Cultural Officer HumanSanity helped XKI join in on The North Pacific's monthly card pull event by contributing a S1 Kozmix and S2 Alkasia to the pull lineup which also included S1 Anime daisuki, S1 Solorni, and S2 Testlandia. No luck for Islanders this time around, but still lots of fun!
~ XKI was invited to the Mafia Universe WW World Championship once again and resident WW expert Aersoldorf stepped up to represent XKI. We wish him the best of luck and will be cheering him on from the stands!
~ At the end of May, the Cultural Office announced the first ever XKI Summer Olympics put together by Olympic Directors HumanSanity and Grea Kriopia, which will host a series of regional events and contests during the month of June. Some events include an issue writing contest, a card farming competition, and a Resistance game. Best of luck to each team and warm thanks to all of our guest judges!

XKI Game-Side

May's regional poll by Woonsocket asked Islanders what they hold near and dear in life.

This monthís RMB posts show what's really on Islander's minds during quarantine...

RMB = Fightclub
*UFO noises*
Quarantine workouts
Hang on a minute...
NS pickup lines
RMB Conspiracies
Horrifying revelations
Healthy eating habits

WA Affairs

May 02, 2020 GA Ban on the Administration of Unwanted Substances: Seeking to prevent the unconsentual administration of substances to protect bodily autonomy.
Author: Morover
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 8 | Against 4
Delegate vote: For (weight 836)
Final WA vote: For 14543 (61.5%) | Against 9120 (38.5%)
Result: Passed May 6, becoming GAR#487

May 04, 2020 SC Commend Almonaster Nuevo: Based on the target's extensive graphic design work, dedication to the NationStates Worlds Fair, and service in the region of Canada.
Author: Makdon
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 17 | Against 0
Delegate vote: For (weight 842)
Final WA vote: For 21925 (90.3%) | Against 2358 (9.7%)
Result: Passed May 8, becoming SCR#304

May 06, 2020 GA Standards for International Road Freight: An effort to harmonize international road freight regulations and requirements in all member states.
Author: The New Sicilian State
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 3 | Against 11 | Abstain 1
Delegate vote: Against (weight 843)
Final WA vote: For 3996 (18%) | Against 18210 (82%)
Result: Failed to pass.

May 08, 2020 SC Condemn Psychotic Dictatorships: Seeking to condemn the target nation (IC) for its disregard of the World Assembly and crimes against humanity.
Author: Morover
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 13 | Against 2
Delegate vote: For (weight 854)
Final WA vote: For 18009 (59%) | Against 3390 (41%)
Result: Passed May 12, becoming SCR#305

May 10, 2020 GA Repeal ďData Protection AccordĒ: An effort to revoke existing legislation on regulating data usage and collection.
Author: United Cats of America
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 0 | Against 13
Delegate vote: Against (weight 866)
Final WA vote: For 3409 (14%) | Against 20886 (86%)
Result: Failed to pass

May 12, 2020 SC Commend Audioslavia: Highlighting the targetís engagement in (IC) international sports leagues and sports journalism.
Author: Electrum
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 11 | Against 0
Delegate vote: For (weight 864)
Final WA vote: For 22372 (93.8%) | Against 1489 (6.2%)
Result: Passed May 16, becoming SCR#306

May 14, 2020 GA Requiring Promulgation of National Laws: An effort to require law promulgation to increase civic awareness.
Author: Sancta Romana Ecclesia
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 11 | Against 3
Delegate vote: For (weight 855)
Final WA vote: For 9420 (41.4%) | Against 13342 (58.6%)
Result: Failed to pass.

May 16, 2020 SC Condemn Auphelia: Seeking to condemn the target for (IC) unchecked crimes against humanity.
Author: Aumeltopia
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 7 | Against 7 | Abstain 1
Delegate vote: Abstain (weight 861)
Final WA vote: For 14537 (66%) | Against 7474 (34%)
Result: Passed May 20, becoming SCR#307

May 18, 2020 GA Repeal ďEnsuring Safe Syringe UseĒ: For the purpose of revoking previous legislation on syringe use standards in health care.
Author: Morover
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 6 | Against 9
Delegate vote: Against (weight: 854)
Final WA vote: For 19244 (83.6%) | Against 3770 (16.4%)
Result: Passed May 22, becoming GAR#488

May 20, 2020 SC Commend Candensia: Highlighting the target's work in issue writing, regional service in The Hole to Hide In, and WA legislation.
Author: Fauxia
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 10 | Against 1
Delegate vote: For (weight 844)
Final WA vote: For 18797 (91.5%) | Against 1755 (8.5%)
Result: Passed May 24, becoming SCR#308

May 22, 2020 GA Ethical Treatment of Animals in Research: Seeking to prevent the infliction of harm on animals in research that requires animal experimentation.
Author: Maowi
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 8 | Against 2
Delegate vote: For (weight 846)
Final WA vote: For 18363 (83.3%) | Against 3675 (16.7%)
Result: Passed May 26, becoming GAR#489

May 26, 2020 GA Military Identification Tag Act: Seeking to boost global security by simplifying military personnel identification.
Author: Alba and Cymru
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 13 | Against 1 | Abstain 1
Delegate vote: For (weight 849)
Final WA vote: For 18296 (85%) | Against 3235 (15%)
Result: Passed May 30, becoming GAR#490

May 27, 2020 SC Commend Vilita and Turori: Seeking to commend the target's (IC) achievements in international sports leagues and work in hosting/creating international sports leagues.
Author: Francois Isidore
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 10 | Against 0 | Abstain 1
Delegate vote: For (weight 842)
Final WA vote: For 18064 (90.9%) | Against 1818 (9.1%)
Result: Passed May 31, becoming SCR#309

May 30, 2020 GA Restrictions on Blood Sports: An effort to promote moral decency through regulating blood sports in terms of safety.
Author: Honeydewistania
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 4 | Against 10
Delegate vote: Against (weight 826)
Final WA vote: For 8972 (43.7%) | Against 11554 (56.3%)
Result: Failed to pass

Meet A Nation Interview

In this edition, we have the distinct pleasure to sit down and talk with an Islander who has been with us for a long time but only recently returned from a few years absence. Controlitia has in the past served in TITO Command and on the Council of Nine and currently serves as the newly elected Senator for New Republica South and as a TITO Knight.

GK: To start things off, do you have an earliest memory of XKI? If not, do you remember how you joined NS/XKI?

Control: I donít really have a concrete earliest memory, but I do remember how I joined both NS and XKI. I joined NS because I came across Lexicon in a public library and liked it. When I looked into Max Barry more, I found out about NationStates. I played it for a bit and then started to get bored with just the one nation (Fosfjapias, named by keysmashing) and created a couple puppets to try for specific government types. One of those puppets got a recruiting telegram from Markanite that included some information about TITO, so I sent that puppet to XKI to join in and all of a sudden it was my main.

GK: So what made you decide to come back to NS after being away for a few years?

Control: I thought about checking in on XKI after years away due to the pandemic, but I rejoined because I wasnít in college anymore. One of the main reasons that I CTEíd was that I was busy with schoolwork and clubs and such and didnít have much time for NationStates. I was also usually in class at minor and doing homework or hanging out with friends at major, so I didnít even have TITO to drive involvement. Now that I work a desk job, I can be around a lot more.

GK: Can you talk about some of the major changes you've noticed in XKI since returning?

Control: One thing that struck me was that politics have gotten more active. In my experience, XKI politics were broadly run along the lines of ďif it ainít broke, donít fix itĒ and people didnít really look to change much. Politics are much more active today and people are actively looking for things that we can improve and innovate on. You can also see a change in tone from the comments in my yaffice; itíd be a lot harder to see Barry going around and pretending to bribe senators today. Itís also odd to be in an XKI without Grub.

GK: And what about things that haven't changed? Do you feel like there are some aspects of XKI that have pretty much stayed the same?

Control: I feel like Taco Island has not changed much. Still spammy, still fun. XKI as a whole is as welcoming and laid back as ever. I donít feel like TITO has changed all that much either, which works for me 😉

GK: I have to ask, with your extensive past work in TITO as a Knight and former member of Command, how does it feel to be back in action?

Control: Itís good to be back in the saddle and working to protect the people of NationStates from unconscionable griefing.

GK: And do you have any sage words of wisdom as an experienced player to newer nations?

Control: NationStates is what you make of it, so get involved but donít overcommit. Itíll be boring if you let it be boring, itíll be overwhelming if you get overinvolved. Find your sweet spot and itís a great game.

GK: Lastly, can you describe XKI in a single word?

Control: Welcoming.

Until next month, your 10KI Update Staff is signing off - Grea Kriopia
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Pensyltuckee Island wrote:*Meanwhile, in Whippoorwill County, Pensyltuckee Island.......*
Deputy: *sitting with his feet up on the desk* *throwing darts at a dartboard on the wall*
*The door flies open and the sheriff walks in with a handcuffed man.*
Will: "Uncuff me immediately!! My lawyer is coming! He should've gotten off the plane half an hour ago!!"
Sheriff: "Hold your horses, I ain't even started with you."
Will: "I've done nothing wrong!!"
Sheriff: *gingerly sets the man down in a chair* *sits down across the table from him* "Well, I received word from those 2 fellers you were talkin' with at the bar yesterday. You got a little bit intoxicated and apparently said sumem about killin' your wife while y'all were out in the woods campin' and makin' it look like some sorta accident. One of them fellers is Jesse James Junior. Now Jesses James Junior is probably the most honest man around these parts. He couldn't tell a lie if his life depended on it. Hell, back when we was kids, I tried to start some sorta name for him but none of them couldn't hardly roll off the tongue too good. Couldn't hardly come up with something that began with J......... It's your word against his. Anyhow, you were reported to be sayin' *puts on his glasses and holds up a police report* "And I quote. 'I think I'll push her off one of those cliffs you guys have around here.'
Deputy: *pops open a Johnson Beer and takes a sip*
Will: "So you think I came all the way here from Wisconsin just to-"
*The door suddenly opens and a man wearing a suit walks in.*
"Will, do not say another word. Hello Sheriff, my name is John Kipley and I represent William. My client will say no further words at this time. We will discuss this later in court. Will, let's go."
Sheriff: "What in the world are you talkin' about?"
*Will stands up to leave.*
Sheriff: *pulls out his revolver* "Sit down."
John: "Sir, are you threatening my client? I will hold that against you in a court of law."
Sheriff: "Relax. I just need to get a little bit more info."
John: "Sir, the Miranda rights state that you are not allowed to interrogate my client without an attorney present if he so chooses. My client has the right to remain silent."
Deputy: *takes a sip* "Boy, for a lawyer, y'ain't gotta whole lotta knowledge 'boutcha."
John: "What do you mean?"
Sheriff: "There ain't no wordin' that says 'at in any sorta lawbook in all of Pensyltuckee."
Will: "What?!"
Sheriff: "Y'all'er welcome to talk amongst y'allselves afterwards, and of course, there is the court date. Alexis, the wife'll be there standin' testimony to the divorce and whatnot. Y'all'll also have y'all's say then and there. But right now, I'm a goin' to ask Willie here some questions. Plus you said your presence is required and you are currently standin' here, right before right now, so I don't see the issue here."
John: "The whole point of my presence is for consultation."
Deputy: "So you can talk him out of this?"
John: *stares at the deputy* *scowls*
Sheriff: "Anyway...." *looks at the paper* "What've you got to say for yourself, Mr. Gramer?"
Will: "We're just going on a nice camping trip in the backwoods of Pensyltuckee Island. I don't actually want to kill my wife. We have a great marriage and-"
John: "Will, stop talking."
Sheriff: "Okay, you may sit down and shut up. Or else I will have Deputy Dozier arrest you for.... impedin' justice." *turns to the deputy* "That's a thing, right?"
Deputy: "Mmm, yeah." *nods his head* *takes a sip of Johnson Beer*
Sheriff: "Anyway.. You say that, but I called up them courthouse records and apparently, y'all are filin' for divorce on the grounds of you bein' some sorta abusive psychopath. And it looks as if she'd be a gettin' a good chunka stuff after the split. Now what've you gotta say about that?"
*1 week later....*
*A group of prisoners chained together is being led aboard a bus at the Springfield Penitentiary to go break rocks at a Slashville quarry.*
Will: *sighs* *walks aboard the bus*

You are still doing them, huh? :P

*Meanwhile, at a Hop-In, Hop-Out in Pen City that also functions as a restaurant.....*
*A foodie from some foreign nation walks in.*
Cashier: *takes a sip of Johnson* *glances up* "What can I do for ya, miss?"
Woman: "I want to try some classic Pensyltuckian cuisine."
Cashier: "Alrighty, set yourself down at one of them tables over there. Make yourself comfortable." *puts in a dip* *turns towards the back* "Martha! You got somebody waitin' for ya!"
Martha: *walks out of the back area* "Oh!" *walks over to the table* "What can I getcha?"
Woman: "Do you guys have a menu?"
Martha: "Not any official ones, no. But we all got all the typical fixins you'd expect."
Woman: "Right now, I'm just going around the world to every country trying a little bit of everything and exploring. So I honestly don't know what to expect. I have heard that you guys have some good cuisine here in this country though."
Martha: "Oh, that's interesting. So do you just want me to wrangle up a plate fulla sumem?"
Woman: "That would be good, thanks."
Martha: "Anything to drink with that?"
Woman: "I've heard of a drink here called Buck Cola. Do you have that?"
Martha: "Of course. Will that be all?"
Woman: "Yes."
Martha: "Alrighty, I'll get right to it. It'll just be a few minutes." *walks towards the back*
*A few minutes later....*
Martha: *sets a plate with fried okra, a pulled BBQ sandwich, & a large piece of cornbread and a glass of Buck Cola down* "Enjoy!" *starts to walk away, but quickly turns around* "Wouldja like some fried crappie? It's on the house."
Woman: "Crappie?"
Martha: "Fish."
Woman: "Oh, sure."
*About 20 minutes later...*
*The plate and glass are empty.*
Martha: *walks over* "Will that be all?"
Woman: "Oh, yes."
Martha: "Alrighty, Randall'll getcha at the register." *starts clearing the table* "How'd you enjoy your meal?"
Woman: "Pretty good. Really hits the spot. Very filling. Fish was amazing. What was it called again, crappie? That barbeque beef sandwich was especially good."
Martha: "Oh, honey, that ain't beef."
Woman: "Really? It tasted like beef. What is it then?"
Martha: "That's some beaver Randall trapped the other day."
Woman: "Oh......."

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10000 Islands Emissary Update

Date: June 2020
Population: 2113
Delegate Endorsements: 710
Forum: Linkhttp://10000islands.proboards.com/
Discord: Linkhttps://discord.gg/mw27pug

TITO Command

Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Markanite.
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame.
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), Mingulay Isle, THX1138.
~Executive Officers: Aschente, Hakketomat.

Government

As of this reportŪs publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~WA Delegate: Kuriko
~Senior Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Grea Kriopia
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): The United Royal Islands of Euramathania
~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Controlitia
~Senator for Himes West (RP): Marxist Germany
~Minister of Labor: HumanSanity
~Minister of Immigration: THX1138
~Minister of Education: The Tasmanian Islands

Additionally, XKI is proud to announce the signing of the Treaty of the Waxing Moon with The East Pacific to further recognize and appreciate the history of friendship between the two regions.

Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found Linkhere.

New Government Appointments

~ The FA team grew again this month as Thedairos was appointed Emissary to The Coalition of Democratic Nations, Grea Kriopia was appointed Emissary to The North Pacific, Kohnhead was appointed Emissary to Wintreath, Free Las Pinas was appointed Ambassador to Texas, and Wille-Harlia was appointed Emissary to South Pacific.
~ The Cultural Office gained Thedairos, Free Las Pinas, Snakeden, and Al0neForever as Cultural Office Assistants.
~ Woonsocket was hired as Casino Manager in the revitalization of the XKI Casino.
~ With the Casino shuffle, Paffnia was made Regional Reserve Chair with Woonsocket becoming Deputy Regional Reserve Chair.
~ In the Education department, Wille-Harlia was hired as Deputy Minister of Education by Minister The Tasmanian Islands.

XKI Summer Olympics

June saw the first-ever XKI Summer Olympics hosted by Cultural Officer HumanSanity and Cultural Office Assistant Grea Kriopia, which ran as a month-long event spree where 3 Olympic teams competed for points, trading cards, and bragging rights. Events featured spamming contests, an Issues writing contest, a short story contest, Card collection competition, Factbook writing contest, team debates, and more, each awarding a points reward to the winning team. The event had a staggering 96 participants in total and much friendly competition was had!

In the end, Team ALEN led by THX1138 took home the gold with a total of 525 points. Next followed Team Fleeb in second with 396 points and in 3rd place with bronze came Team Anime Daisuki with 339 points. A hearty congratulations to all teams, though, for their strong participation and team spirit that helped kick the summer off strong, and special thanks also go to all of the guest judges who helped with various events.

Around the Islands

~ The LinkXKI Cards Co-Op snuck in right at the end of the month to establish a community based regional card farming operation separate from the XKI Cultural Office. More info to come in July once the Co-Op is up and running.
~ June's LinkFeatured Nation was Wille-Harlia! Congrats to him on all of his recent accomplishments and promotions, and we can't wait to see what you do next!
~ As mentioned previously, the XKI Casino got a nice revamp in the month of June with the help of Woonsocket. Now, Islanders can fulfill all their gambling addiction needs with regular lotteries, Roulette, and more to come!
~ The first space launches of the XKI Space Program took place in June with Linkdramatic results for all their parties involved.
~ Some XKIers moseyed over to a Texas Saturday morning BBQ for a nice chat and friendly regional visit.
~ The Summer Olympics brought lots of additional spam to Taco Island, but the chaos only grew as a Linkcriminal manhunt was underway for Shy Guyia. Full support to Mayor Louisistan as he seeks justice!

XKI Game-Side

A regional poll in June by Jabberwocky asked Islanders what soda they thought was sodalicious.

This monthís RMB posts show what's really on Islander's minds during quarantine...

Self-confidence is key!
Suspect everyone...even the pigeons
Weird flex, but ok
Grandmas be like...
Cards go vroom
A nice reminder
Darn, copyright!
It's called fashion

WA Affairs

June 03, 2020 SC Commend Crushing Our Enemies: Citing the target's legislative, organizational, and military work across NationStates.
Author: Jakker City
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 0 | Against 14
Delegate vote: Against (weight 809)
Final WA vote: For 15370 (75.0%) | Against 5135 (25.0%)
Result: Passed June 06, becoming SCR#310

June 03, 2020 GA Rights of the Employed: A resolution to further establish and clarify worker's rights unilaterally.
Author: The Greater Soviet North America
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 5 | Against 10 | Abstain 2
Delegate vote: Against (weight: 810)
Final WA vote: For 11828 (53.9%) | Against 10133 (46.1%)
Result: Passed June 7, becoming GAR#491

June 07, 2020 SC Commend 9003: Seeking to commend the target for their extensive work in International Artwork (cards) and military work.
Author: Noahs Second Country
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 17 | Against 0
Delegate vote: For (weight 842)
Final WA vote: For 21925 (90.3%) | Against 2358 (9.7%)
Result: Passed May 8, becoming SCR#304

June 07, 2020 GA Proper Hygiene For Medical Instruments: A resolution to bolster hygiene standards in healthcare to raise universal standards of health.
Author: Morover
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 11 | Against 0
Delegate vote: For (weight 785)
Final WA vote: For 18256 (91%) | Against 1803 (9%)
Result: Passed June 11, becoming GAR#492

June 11, 2020 SC Repeal "Liberate Iran": A movement to repeal Iran's liberation in order for the region to be refounded.
Author: Iramerica
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 20 | Against 0
Delegate vote: For (weight 772)
Final WA vote: For 16861 (87.5%) | Against 2416 (12.5%)
Result: Passed June 14, becoming SCR#312

June 11, 2020 GA Language and Education Rights for Deaf Individuals: A resolution to protect Deaf individuals from discrimination with emphasis on education quality.
Author: Morover
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 10 | Against 0
Delegate vote: For (weight 770)
Final WA vote: For 17814 (93.6%) | Against 1221 (6.4%)
Result: Passed June 15, becoming GAR#493

June 15, 2020 SC Commend Apulita: Citing the target's work in regional government, particularly in Warzone Europe.
Author: Jean Rowe
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 10 | Against 4
Delegate vote: Against (weight 753) - violated ROVA
Final WA vote: For 4150 (26.2%) | Against 11708 (73.8%)
Result: Failed to pass.

June 15, 2020 GA Regulating Desalination: A resolution to protect Deaf individuals from discrimination with emphasis on education quality.
Author: Honeydewstania
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 14 | Against 1
Delegate vote: For (weight 752)
Final WA vote: For 11930 (65.2%) | Against 6378 (34.8%)
Result: Passed June 19, becoming GAR#494

June 19, 2020 SC Repeal "Condemn Vandoosa": A movement to repeal the target's condemnation on the grounds of poor quality and overexaggeration.
Author: Tinhampton
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 0 | Against 13
Delegate vote: Against (weight 755)
Final WA vote: For 4000 (25.2%) | Against 11903 (74.8%)
Result: Failed to pass.

June 19, 2020 GA Supporting and Valuing the Humanities: Establishing extra academic and monetary support for the humanities in academic institutions.
Author: Castle Federation
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 10 | Against 1
Delegate vote: For (weight 753)
Final WA vote: For 15221 (82.6%) | Against 3197 (17.4%)
Result: Passed June 23, becoming GAR#495

June 23, 2020 SC Commend The Salaxalans: Citing the target's work of the highest potato quality in Spiritus.
Author: Morover
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 11 | Against 1
Delegate vote: For (weight 734)
Final WA vote: For 13640 (90.3%) | Against 2763 (9.7%)
Result: Passed June 26, becoming SCR#313

June 23, 2020 GA Standards on Police Accountability: An attempt for higher accountability on police standards.
Author: Isaris
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 4 | Against 11
Delegate vote: Against (weight: 733)
Final WA vote: For 7062 (41.0%) | Against 10146 (59.0%)
Result: Failed to pass.

June 27, 2020 SC Condemn Australian rePublic: Seeking to condemn the target nation for their chaotic contribution towards Issues.
Author: Authoritaria-Imperia
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 13 | Against 2
Delegate vote: Against (weight 719)
Final WA vote: For 9371 (66.2%) | Against 4794 (33.8%)
Result: Passed June 30, becoming SCR#314

June 27, 2020 GA Fair Arbitration Act: A resolution to better protect and support fair arbitration on behalf of individuals.
Author: Cretox State
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: LinkLink
Regional vote: For 13 | Against 1 | Abstain 2
Delegate vote: For (weight 718)
Final WA vote: For 13157 (83.9%) | Against 2532 (16.1%)
Result: Passed Jul 1, becoming GAR#496

Poet Laureate Competition

June brought around the XKI Poet Laureate Competition where the region's finest poet's faced off on the topic of 'anger', aiming for the best poem on the topic in any form or style. The winner of this competition was Liberdon and their poem, The Storm's Wrath, is featured below:

The Stormís Wrath

The midnight sea lay still
Until a wind started to blow
And silence fell to a shrill
And once calm waves began to grow

Far above foaming dark
Rested thatched roofs and clay walls
Nestled in straw, a lark
All unaware as the wind calls

Higher! Higher! the waves howl
Leaping, lashing the salty rock
Suddenly the skies growl
Tick, tock, tick says the clock

Crash! A terrible sound
Waves strike and tear, unleashing wrath
Bash! Bang! Roar! the waves bound
Forgetting caution, the waves scathe

Wind grows weary and dies
Waves calm and recede to the sea
Morning dawns on clear skies
But on wreckage and debris

But do not despair, for
The storm has no more spite
Rejoice and leap and soar
And rebuild what was lost last night

For no storm can last long
And clear skies will always return
The trick is staying strong
Until the waves and wrath adjourn

Until next month, your XKI Update Staff is signing off - Grea Kriopia
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