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Tenth Anniversary Commemoration, Third Philippine Olympics Successful


The Philippines as a refounded region traces its history back to January 17, 2011, when founders Puan Puri Naduk and Wolficity facilitated the process. In NationStates as a whole, however, the Philippines goes further back to 2003, with Elvaraland as the first World Assembly (WA) Delegate of the region. The initial population of the Philippines in 2011 was four.

Fast forward to 2021, the Philippines boasted a population of more than 100 members, a figure which had been sustained since last year. To commemorate the occasion, Delegate and President Ariusgrad hosted the 3rd edition of the Philippine Olympics, a tradition which began in July 2013. This year's regional meet, held on February 22 to 23, featured what was perhaps the largest contingent of participants with 12 nations from across the world sending their brave athletes to New Clark City.

As expected, the host nation Ariusgrad garnered the top spot as overall champion with three medals (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze). It was followed by Lanaograd (1 gold, 1 bronze), Manilenyos (1 gold), Emperio Maharlika (1 silver), Geolagarta (1 silver), and Kalayaan and Sabah Confederacy (1 bronze). Meanwhile, middle-tier nations which also participated so wonderfully despite having won no medals received the Bataan Award as symbolic for their perseverance. The awardees were Fort Ilocandia, Seludong, and United Adaikes.

The following is an excerpt from the host nation's closing remarks:

Ariusgrad wrote:Sports, as they say, is a great unifier and a harbinger of peace. Despite the competitiveness, we learn that we are all part of a shared community, with a shared history, and a shared affinity for the well-being of all. It is from the sportive tradition that we have derived hardworking heroes and dedicated heroines who represented the virtues of true champions. For as we enter these games in top form, so should we also have satisfaction that we face the best of the best fair and square. May the Philippines continue to be a beacon of liberty and a symbol of freedom, not only in the political sense, but also in every aspect of life as we know it. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas! Mabuhay ang mga atleta ng bayan!

Tenth anniversary celebrations also included remembrance of those who have fallen into inactivity throughout the region's long history, as well as planning for the future. For one, with the success of the Philippine Olympics which extended participation even beyond the region, international meets were eyed to be conducted on a more regular basis. Ariusgrad's emphasis on solidarity, sustainability, and anticipatory governance has also guided forward thinking for the next decade of the Filipino community here. Included in the agenda was raising leaders that will create leaders, as exhibited in the example of Lanaograd, who rose as Vice President of the United Regions Alliance under the active mentorship of Ariusgrad.

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URA Signs Cooperation Deal with The North Pacific


On February 26, 2021, United Regions Alliance (URA) President Suvmia announced that the 30-strong alliance has signed a memorandum of understanding with The North Pacific (TNP). This agreement formalizes ties between the two entities, initiating an exchange of ambassadors and providing a foundation for future cooperation.

Signatories on the URA side were Founder Ellenburg, President Suvmia, and Vice President Lanaograd. Meanwhile, WA Delegate McMasterdonia and Foreign Affairs Minister Praeceps have signed on the side of The North Pacific.

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New Membership Drive Shows Promise As Ariusgrad Builds Ties with the Pacifics


In line with tenth anniversary future planning, Delegate and President Ariusgrad has initiated renewed recruitment drive with Foreign Relations Minister Emperio Maharlika and Media Relations Minister Kalayaan and Sabah Confederacy being the focal nations for the campaign. Since 2021 began, the average number of entrants to the Philippines was pegged at 20. In the first week of March alone, 8 new entrants were already recorded. However, Regional Affairs Minister Lanaograd noted that while new members were coming in, the region's staying power or the capacity to keep membership remained low.

In the week after Ariusgrad announced its intention to launch the recruitment campaign, average weekly membership was at 111 (February 1 to 7), a slight increase from 110 on January 23 to 30, but this has decreased to 107 last week (February 22-28) despite the successful Philippine Olympics being conducted at this time. Lanaograd, however, expressed hope that the boost of recent regional activity might have been delayed due to factors beyond the control of the regional government. It also added that keeping membership above 100 for so long despite the circumstances can be attributed to the stability provided by the Ariusgrad administration for the Philippines.

Meanwhile, international relations continue to be a priority for Ariusgrad as the embassy count nears 160. In a bid to streamline the process, the Philippines delegate has released two weeks ago an embassy policy for the Philippines. It has provided special exceptions to the criteria for members of the United Regions Alliance (URA) and the Philippine Council of Affiliated Regions and Institutions (PCARI). This was also meant to reinforce the longstanding principle of Ariusgrad that the Philippines is not an embassy collector, but a region actively seeking potential allies.

In relation to this, the Philippines had successfully restored ties with The North Pacific (TNP, which Ariusgrad had informal talks in the period 2012-2013) and The East Pacific (TEP, which maintained embassies with the Philippines in the period 2017-2018). The two regions are the second and third largest regions in the world, respectively, in terms of total number of member nations. The Philippines has also opened formal relations with the West Pacific (TWP), one of the largest regions in the world. While these regions in particular had a history of raiding the Philippines, the circumstances have changed since. In fact, TEP was one of the members of the massive defender coalition which assisted the Philippines in the famed Christmas Invasion, an operation that involved over 70 invader nations.

The Philippines has also expressed its interest to be part of the Partnership for Sovereignty (PFS), a World Assembly voting bloc founded by the region's longtime allies, namely 10000 Islands, the Rejected Realms, and the South Pacific. The PFS aims to "defend the values of self-determination, positive community, and respect for the World Assembly and its processes." While Ariusgrad has yet to hear about their decision, it has stated that the Philippines being a member would be a great boost for the cause of small- and medium-sized regions, which remains to be well represented in the august halls of the World Assembly. The delegate added that since it is a legislative bloc rather than a military organization, it saw that the power of ideals and principles would prevail as an aspect wherein the Philippines could actively contribute.

All of the PFS members currently have a membership of over 250 nations. It has also claimed at least 1,580 WA votes from its delegates, second only to the World Assembly Legislative League (WALL) and its estimated voting power of over 2,000. The URA, which the Philippines has been an active member since last year, registered some 550 votes from its delegates.

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Philippines Delegate Voting Power Drops in March with Forces Dispersed for Overseas Missions


In a delegate voting power ranking released by Augustin Alliance, the Philippines dropped 24 places from 119th last month to 143rd in the world as of March 3. In a statement, Ariusgrad attributed this decline to overseas defense missions which the Philippines had committed to. This included a contingent for the much-watched liberation of The Embassy, the largest embassy collector region in the world prior to being invaded, as well as operators sent for rebuilding efforts of at least two small regions. Meanwhile, the delegate has assured that the region's World Assembly membership campaign remains ongoing as efforts continue to pour for the development of new members.

In a related development, the Philippines retained 100 percent delegate endorsement rate in the past two weeks. The remarkable endorsement levels of the Philippines was attributed to one of Ariusgrad's early defensive principles, that of cross-endorsement. While looked down by the region's members back in Ariusgrad's early years as Delegate (it was first elected in 2012) because it theorized a critical mass of at least 20 percent WA membership in proportion to total population and a minimum of 80 percent delegate endorsement rate, the significance of such best practice was seen in action with high influence levels reinforcing a tally of historic defenses. From 23 members above the influence level of 3,000 last month, the Philippines has now registered 24 members in the same level.

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PDF, PEFToN Leads Kalayaan War Games


Through the initiative of Philippine Defense Force (PDF) Teniente Letnan and Philippine Expeditionary Force to the Nations (PEFToN) Commander Fort Ilocandia, the Philippines has conducted military exercises dubbed as the Kalayaan War Games through an external platform. Done in conjunction with the commemoration of the EDSA People Power Revolution from February 22 to 25, the War Games saw the engaging participation of 16 of the PDF and PEFToN members to strengthen the region's defensive capacity, camaraderie, and internal coordination. Approved by Ariusgrad, the PEFToN is the affiliated fortress unit of the PDF dedicated mainly to overseas missions and regional defenses. Before the PDF and PEFToN, local affiliated units reporting to the Philippines Delegate such as the Philippine Army had been conducting both regional and global defense operations.

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PCARI Admits Independent Defender as New Member


Inaugurated on February 8, 2021, the Philippine Council of Affiliated Regions and Institutions (PCARI) was spearheaded by Ariusgrad with the Philippines as lead region to further embrace the growing Filipino community in NationStates. The latest member to join was the defender region The Remiferian Armed Forces, established by Remiferia on October 5, 2020 as a peacekeeping force. This development was seen as affirmation to the mission of PCARI as an inclusive consultative body for Philippine-themed regions and institutions all over the world.

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Feature: Filipino Characters in Popular Anime


Barangay 143, aired on local television in 2018, and produced by ASI Animation Studios and TV Asahi, may be considered as the first Filipino-created anime. It featured a Filipino cast and a setting in the Philippines. However, Filipinos have also been featured in Japanese anime for quite some time. The following would be a few of them.

Mari Mutoh of Japan Sinks 2020 hailed from Cebu City. In her younger years, she was a swimmer. Later on, she worked in a resort hotel. Her surname came from her husband, lights engineer Koichiro Mutoh.

The cheerful and gentle Shirley of Fate/Zero was a master's degree holder at the age of 13. She was a resident of Alimango Island, supposedly part of Negros Occidental, where Kiritsugu Emiya was also raised.

From left to right: Eleki Battery was the Filipino junior lightweight champion who fought Tatsuya Kimura to a draw in Hajime No Ippo (locally known in the Philippines as Knockout). Morris West, believed to have been based in real life Filipino boxing world champion Morris East, was the Filipino middleweight champion who lost to Mamoru Takamura in a championship qualifier. Nefuma Ozca was also a Filipino boxer in the junior lightweight division. He was ranked 5th when he lost to Kimura.

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Feature: Filipino Words That Were Probably Loaned From Other Countries


Considering the geographical and strategic place of the Philippines in history, it would not be a wonder how Filipinos managed to incorporate a number of foreign concepts as their own. The variety, however, might be more or less surprising with this feature of loan words that were originally not Filipino (in the order from left to right: English - other foreign language - Filipino).

Spanish (Spain)
airplane - aeroplano - eroplano
window - ventana - bintana
eagle - aguila - agila
ice - hielo - yelo
good fortune - buena suerte - buena mano

Sanskrit (India)
delay - antara - antala
deception - dvaya - daya
poor - dukkha - dukha
fiction - katha - katha
topic - paksha - paksa

Cantonese (China)
vermicelli - bihun - bihon
gold - kimtiau - ginto
mung bean cake - hopia - hopia
celery - khinchai - kintsay
spring rolls - lunpia - lumpia

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Feature: COVID-19 Information Campaign


As early as January 2020, Philippines Delegate Ariusgrad had been concerned about the spread of COVID-19, still known then as nCov (novel coronavirus). Therefore, it had initiated an extensive awareness and information campaign in the region to help fight the said disease, considering even to this day, there were still variables of the illness which remain beyond human knowledge so far. This space is dedicated for the campaign, featuring a helpful infographic from Statista, utilizing various sources for its data.

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Contact Information


Index of past issues: Issue 1 (February 2021) | Issue 2 (Roleplay Edition)

Feel free to telegram or Discord message the following if you have any questions or comments!

  • LinkNS Philippines Discord Server

  • Delegate and President Contact Info: Ariusgrad, @Ariusgrad#8167

  • Vice Delegate and Vice President Contact Info: Ecnav Enitsuj, @Ecnav Enitsuj#4211

  • Regional Affairs Minister and URA Voting Representative Contact Info: Lanaograd, @Lanaograd#0904

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Authored by Lanaograd and the Ministry of Regional Affairs in cooperation with all ministries of the Philippines. Commissioned under the administration of Ariusgrad. All rights reserved.
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February 2021|| Issue VIII

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Editor: Indusse
Writers: Whole India, Indusse.

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Due to the tight real-life schedule and fewer writers again we aren't having a good issue of the newsletter. I hope this will get upvoted. We will be back with a better issue soon.
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A Small Goodbye Letter

Written by Indusse

Well... I have something to say to all of you here. It's been quiet a some time but still I am not able to keep it with me. So, there has been a big deal all around India and it's Indian/Hindu Nationalism behaviour. There has been a lot of destruction and failure in the region due to the topic addressed. I hereby agrees that everything happened just because of me and yes, saying sorry is not going to get us what we have lost. When Hindu Puri was the delegate of the region, the Government then imposed Hindutva as the region's official ideology and it remained as one till the end of his reign. I was opposing that decision then, but most of you including those who are slowly moving against what happened right now supported the regional Ideology then. I have never imposed any ideology as the region's official ideology still, when I slowly leaned to the right wing everyone started attacking me. The Leftist says "You are a wretched right wing fascist, get away from me.", Whereas some of the right wing says "You are a complete Commie, get Lost." This isn't just what I'm facing, but most of the so-called Centrists face this. Well, I would like to say that I will be resigning from my Delegate post after the new constitution is adopted and the elections are done. It seems I have been a failure, no.. I am a failure. So, anyone can stand for the delegate elections when it's been announced, let it be a leftist or a rightwing nationalist. I'm not going to say anything, elect whom you want to and obey what they say. I will be still around in the region and yes, will be enjoying minimal power as the founder. If you find that someone is misusing the power even if it's me you can bring it up to the founder. Well, after the new leader is been elected I want them to continue with the sports events, The Monthly Tabloid Newsletter, Podcasts, Roleplays and Events. No one should find themselves isolated here. Try not be rude and hyper reactive. Try to act mature and don't get angry for every small thing. Don't eject or ban your opponents or misuse the power. I will be ending this post, by wishing whoever succeeds me All the best.

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Decoding the Vedas
Part I: The Human Mind

Written by Whole India

The human mind is the thing that can be explored and many possibilities can become reality, but modern science is either ignoring it or has no intentions of considering it. The human mind has 16 dimensions! Psychology has reached this knowledge to some extent but not completely. Today we will be exploring these all dimensions from top to bottom. These 16 dimensions can be categorized into 4 mains. They are ‘buddhi (intellect)’, ‘Ahankara (identity)’, ‘Manas (Memory)’, ‘Chitta (Intelligence without memory, cosmic intelligence)’. These all dimensions together are also referred to as ‘Antahkarana (the inner cause)’.

Now you do have an overview of all, however, we digging more in-depth. The first layer of the human mind is buddhi (intellect). Buddhi is a sharp thing. When someone asks you do you want sharp intellect or blunt your answer will be sharp in the same manner is our buddhi. It’s a sharp tool. It can only cut things and you can’t use a knife to stitch in the same way you can’t use your intellect for everything. Logic doesn’t work everywhere. If you can think a little better than someone else, it is considered intelligence today. If someone says one thing and you can say ten things to that, you may be socially smart, but you are not any more intelligent. Unfortunately, in today’s systems of education and academics, everything is determined by this. If you can make more things out of it, you are considered intelligent, which is not true – you only have sharper buddhi. The buddhi will not take you beyond limits in any way, because it can only function based on the data that is already there. It is not capable of accessing anything beyond that.

The next layer of the human mind is ‘manas’. Manas has many layers to it. But manas is not just the brain – it is right across the body. Every cell in the body has a phenomenal memory – not just of this life but of millions of years. Your body clearly remembers how your forefathers were a million years ago. In every cell in the body, there is memory and intelligence, but no intellect. Intellect is only in the brain. Hence, when a man eats an apple the apple becomes a man and not a woman because the body has a certain memory and not the apple. In the English language, everything comes under one banner called “mind.” The idea that intelligence is only in the brain has produced human beings whose consciousness is seriously constipated. What is in the brain is intellect, not intelligence. Intelligence and memory are right across your body. But people have never been trained on how to use this intelligence. Instead, they use their intellect for everything. No wonder they are stressed out whatever job you give them. The whole weight is on only one dimension of the mind out of sixteen. It is like loading a sixteen-wheeler truck and trying to drive on only one wheel – you can imagine the stress! That is what today’s world is going through. People may be using other dimensions of the mind marginally, unconsciously, but they are not trained to use them. They have only been trained to use their buddhi or intellect. They are very smart. They know everything about everything, but they do not know how to figure their own life. They do not even know how to sit here peacefully and at total ease within themselves. If there is true intelligence, the first thing that you need to figure out is how to make life happen. You know how to make the world happen, but you do not know how to make your life happen. You do not know how to conduct your mind, your energies, your emotions or your body. If you ask people to become fit, they become tight. If you ask them to live in a more natural way, they become fat. Where is the intelligence? There is only intellect. Intellect looks good only in comparison. Suppose you are the only person on the planet, your intellect will not mean anything. Only because there are a few idiots around you, you shine. By itself, intellect will not be of any consequence.

The next layer of the human mind is Ahankara which is translated as ego but it is more than ego. From where do you get ego? You get it from your identity. Ahankara gives you a sense of identity. Once your ahankara takes on an identity, your intellect functions only in that context. It is important to function beyond the intellect because the intellect is seriously enslaved to your identity. Your intellect revolves around your identity. Your identity is a boundary that is set by you and your intellect makes sure you don’t cross the boundary. Our identities, such as belonging to a certain nation, community, or whatever else, are necessary for our survival in a particular society. But you cannot think beyond this because you are functioning only from your intellect, and the intellect takes its sustenance from ahankara. Only along the axis of ahankara, the intellect can function. The intellect cannot transcend this, because that is its nature. But there are other ways to know life beyond the identities we have taken on for our survival in the world. That’s why the first thing we need to realize is first we are human and not a rightist or leftist or socialist or capitalist. When we can transcend these ideologies, religions, castes and be human first that moment we have won a big trophy, but don’t be happy now the journey just begins. The larger the identity you have the better it is. That’s why in this culture students before education began students were told to say, “Aham Bramhasmi” which means I identify myself with the cosmos. And students were taught the same thing until all learned it so that the intellect doesn’t start corrupting things.

The last layer of the human mind is the chitta. Chitta is mind without memory – pure intelligence. This intelligence is like cosmic intelligence – simply there. Everything happens because of that. It does not function out of memory – it simply functions. In a way, what you call the cosmos is a living mind, not in the sense of intellect but in the sense of Chitta. Chitta is the last point of the mind. It connects to the basis of creation within you. It connects you with your consciousness. Chitta is always on – whether you are awake or asleep. Your intellect comes on and goes off. Many times it fails, even when you are awake. If Chitta or the intelligence within you was not always on, you could not stay alive. Try to conduct your breath with your intellect – you will go crazy. Chitta is keeping you alive, keeping you going, making life happen. If you touch this dimension of your mind, which is the linking point to one’s consciousness, you do not even have to wish for anything, you do not have to dream of anything – the best possible thing that can happen to you will anyway happen. Your Chitta is your destiny, if you get it then it is a great achievement. You can even be the master of your destiny. There is a yoga offered by Isha foundation known as Chitta Shakti, by it, you can be the master of your destiny, Keep in mind it’s a powerful tool use it wisely.

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Upcoming Security Council Proposal

The recent proposal for commendation on NationStates is being discussed at the Security Council NS Forums. Honeydewistania has put forward the proposal to commend Ellenburg. The porposal appreciated the political career of Ellenburg, which is 15 years long, where the nation served Autropolis as WA Delegate. They further appreciate the efforts of the nation in establishing URA, an interregional alliance.


CM Elections in CoL

With the upcoming Chief Minister elections in Confederacy of Layem nominations have been filled for the same. Mauroa have also released their election manifesto promising to hold interregional events in the region along with good recruitment for the region.


TGW Appreciates TBH on New Record

The Grey Wardens in official post appreciated The Black Hawks for the quickest update mission. The major update, TBH only lasted 11 minutes and only managed to get three victories. The post said, "Even if we are on opposite sides of R/D alignment, TGW will always continue to recognize any raider effort even if it is small. Hence, We would like to officially congratulate The Black Hawks for breaking a record in updating history." The last time TBH only managed twelve minutes without any victories.


Majority Nations of TUODS Not Happy With Constitution

In poll held by local newspaper of The Union of Democratic States majority of the nations feel are not satisfied with the constitution. Many nations feel confident on particular draft and wish it to replace the constitution of the region.


WA Blocs Vote Against 'Condemn Scardino'

The North Pacific and Partnership for Sovereignty have proposed to vote against the Condemn Scardino. Proposals such as this try to present themselves as an international criticism but the nation does not regard it seriously and many times it profits the nations as badge of honor.

POS said that, "The Security Council proposal Condemn Scardino addresses a nation with a longtime career of raiding while offering dubious quality writing. Regardless of the author's intentions, this proposal does nothing more than offer a desired badge of honor to the nominee who openly mocks any serious points of condemnation within the proposal." While TNP detailed that, "While the actions detailed in this proposal certainly show a pattern of behavior continued over a long time span, this proposal fails in two key ways. First off, the proposal shoots for a condemn that properly encapsulates the nominee's history, but fails in this regard. The proposal fails to properly detail much of the raiding in many parts of the proposal, instead favoring a detailed recounting of the most recent coup of TEP, which was an abject failure. As a result, the proposal is left with a stunted argument on one end and an incomplete one on the other." More than 75% of the nations have voted against the mentioned proposal.



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Greetings from the Confederacy of Layem! We are conducting a diplomatic survey with our allied regions on what pie is the most popular in your region?🤤🥧 page=poll/p=171720

Please honour us with your esteemed choice on our humble report. Feel free to share as it's an open poll and comment on the RMB, messages are always welcome!
(And if you're feeling hungry, the cafés are open here!)😋

Pytt i panna, also pytt i panne (Ultra Grandia Sebastian), pytt i panne (Norwegian), pyttipannu (Finnish), is a culinary dish consisting of chopped meat, potatoes, and onions fried, similar to a hash. The term is Swedish for "small pieces in pan". It is a popular dish in Sweden, Norway and Finland, and in Denmark, where it bears the name biksemad, literally meaning "mixed food". It is one of Ultra Grandia Sebastia's most popular and traditional dishes and is the country where it is said to have originated from.

Traditionally consisting of potatoes, onions, and any kind of chopped or minced meat such as sausage, ham or meatballs, diced and then pan fried, it is often served with a fried egg, pickled beetroot slices, sour pickled gherkin slices, capers and sometimes ketchup or brown sauce.The dish was originally made from leftovers of past meals but now it is far more common to prepare pytt i panna from prime ingredients. Frozen pytt i panna of many varieties can be bought in almost every Ultra Grandia Sebastian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Finnish supermarket. Many variants of the dish exist, including vegetarian and vegan dishes.


Pytt i panna is often abbreviated to pytt, especially when referring to variants such as oxpytt (pytt i panna made with beef) or krögarpytt ("inn master's pytt", made with more finely diced potatoes and beef).
Pytt Bellman eller Doppsko – gräddstuvad pyttipanna

Biff Greta – skiljer sig främst genom att köttet smaksätts med senap.

Biff Rydberg – görs på råstekt potatis och kött av hög kvalitet. Serveras med rå äggula.

Kycklingpytt – köttet består uteslutande av tärnad kyckling.

Laxpytt – köttet ersätts av tärnad lax.
Vegetarisk pytt – köttet ersätts av tärnade rotfrukter, tofu, halloumi, svamp eller Quorn.

Trädgårdspytt – en vegetarisk pytt med tärnad potatis, tärnade rotfrukter som t.ex. morötter, rotselleri, palsternacka och lök samt kryddad med timjan och rosmarin. Den lämpar sig även som tillbehör till andra maträtter.

Krögarpytt – en finskuren/småtärnad variant av pytt, där köttet uteslutande plägar vara oxkött.

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February 2021|| Issue VIII

The Monthly Tabloid
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Editor: Whole India
Writers: Whole India, Hindu Mahasabha.

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Anime Fans Disappointed By Polls

Written by Hindu Mahasabha

Recently the region held poll to decide whether region of India should have the Anime tag or not. The Anime Fans were defeated by 11-15 in the poll. Many people like Vajji and Rihaam have expressed their despondency over the issue. Rihaam said, "Also, I'll oppose this non-inclusion of anime tag constitutionally." Hindu Ram Rajya lead the polls by requesting people to vote against the proposal. Once the poll was won, the people were thanked. Hindu Mahasabha said that it is good that so many people voted in favour, maybe next time the Anime Fans will win the polls to have the Anime tag on the region.

Decoding the Vedas
Part II: What is a mantra, is there a god, what is hell, and what is heaven, the key to boundless knowledge, why say ‘Bharatam’

Written by Whole India

Introduction: When we say a mantra, what is it? If you ask this question to a fool, then he will say it is for praising the god/s, but essentially who is god? By praising the god will we go to heaven? Will others who don’t go to hell? How can one gain this knowledge? These few questions arrive at every conscious mind, but their surrounding can’t provide an answer because it isn’t seeking to know.

What is a mantra: See the very basics of a mantra is Sound. Whatever you say have reverberations on your body, mind, intellect. Chanting a mantra wrongly can do terrible things, but chanting it correctly can enhance your ability. Like the Stock Market, do the right investment for profit, but this is the easiest stock market. Even if you don’t know the meaning, of the mantra just recite it, chant it. Modern Science has given substantial evidence that if an individual chants the Gayatri Mantra in a wrong manner for 3 to 5 months then he may lose his voice even if all parts of his throat are intact and normal. That’s the power of sound! Mantras as made in such a way that the sound produced from them benefits our body. The word ‘Aum’ is immensely powerful, nowadays people make it ‘Om’ which is not going to help their system. Chanting mantras can greatly enhance our ability, and we can live a full-fledged life. Adding British or American asset while chanting mantra will ruin you because you are adding excess spice to already cooked food! People think that this ‘Aum’ is only in religion, we will also get the religion thing cleared, but before it is not so that only ‘Hindus’ who brand ‘Aum’, it is everywhere, just is that we lack observation. Christianity came from Jerusalem, and there is used to Aramaic language, and so if you may observe, they say “Aaamen”, remove the “en” and we get the sound of “Aum”. In Vatican City, they say as “Aaaaamen” removing “en” we get the sound of “Aum”. Even in Islam, they say, “Ameen”. Take out “een” and we again get the sound of “Aum”. Hence, this science was and is in every culture, but as time passed the word’s distortion happened like today in the US they made “Amen” as “A-men”, in India, “Aum” became “Om”. This can be better understood if I was speaking to you, but anyways. For those people who have bad dreams, nightmares, can’t give attention to a thing or have problems that are difficult to solve, the pronunciation of “Aum” will be transformational, just a few minutes every day can change your life.

Why say Bharatam, and not India or Hindustan: The Rules of sound even follow here. Bharat comes from bha – ra – ta. Bhava means sensation. Seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching are different types of sensations. Your whole experience of life is sensory right now. Or in other words, sensations are the basis of your experience. Bha means sensation, out of which emotion arises. Ra means raga or the tune. The tune is not yours – existence has already set it. Now you have to find the rhythm, which is the tala. If you find the right rhythm, you are a fantastic human being. If you miss the rhythm, you get crushed by the process of life.
We called this nation Bha-ra-ta, and one of the great kings of the past was Bharata. People say the country is named after him, but actually, he was named after the country. There are so many Bharats and Bharatis in this country – they are named after this nation. King Bharata had nine sons, but when the time to hand over the empire came, he gave it to Bhumanyu, who was the son of the sage Bharadwaj. This boy grew up in the forest. When he came to the court one day, the king looked at him and said, “This boy must become the king – not my sons.” People were shocked because the emperor’s sons, nine of them, were waiting in a queue – probably fighting with each other over who would become the king. People argued, “Who is he? He has grown up in the forest.” Bharata said, “I see an enormous intelligence in his eyes and a raging fire in his heart. He is able-bodied and stable. He should be the king.” This was the first demonstration of democracy in this nation, thousands of years ago. A nation is important because you expand the scope of your passion, involvement, and concern beyond your likes and dislikes. “Why can’t we think about the whole world?” That would be great to have the entire world united, but anyways. A nation is the largest piece of humanity that you can be committed to right now. When you are committed to this nation and its wellbeing, if not to 7.2 billion people, at least you are committed to 1.2 billion people, which is a great step forward from being committed to your wellbeing. Whenever somebody occupies a nation, the first thing they will do is change your name. This is the technology of dominance; this is the technology of enslaving. If you look at African–American history, when the African people were brought to America, the first thing they did was took their African name away and gave them some silly name. That is what has been done to us – Thiruvananthapuram is “Trivandrum.” Chennai is “Madras.” Like this – “India.” What does it mean? It does not mean anything. If I give you a meaningless name, you will become a meaningless, stupid person in front of me because I have a meaningful name. I have a tradition, I have a culture – you have nothing. So in that context, we have become “India.” When we found it, the British said, “Oh! No no, your name is from Greek and Latin which means Indus Valley Civilization.” They just talked about this and that for the sake of convincing us. The concept of a nation must sink into everybody’s mind because a nation is just an idea. When this idea burns through your mind and sinks into your heart, and your passion rises, you have a real nation. Otherwise, “nation” is just on paper. This is the unfortunate reality for us right now. When the British left in 1947, the first thing we should have done is change the name in such a way that it resonates in everybody’s mind. You are using an English name for an Indian nation. Hardly a few per cent of us, Indians can speak English properly in this country. The remaining are essentially left out. I know a whole lot of the intellectual crowd will say, “What is in a name?” When you utter your name, you must understand there is sound. The meaning is only psychological and social. The sound is existential and has power. “Bharat” has power. This power has to reverberate through everybody’s hearts in this country. And the idea of what it means to be an Indian must get across to every human being because if everyone’s aspiration is not the same as the national aspiration, then you don’t have a nation. You can yourself test it, by saying one whole day, “India India India” and one whole day “Bharatam Bharatam Bharatam” then you will see the difference.

Who is god, and what is hell, what is heaven: This is the best part of the story. People of various religions have their own gods, India essentially is a godless culture. When I say, “godless” then many will say about ‘Devas’, ‘Pujas’, ‘Temples’, ‘Idol worship’, etc. So, just read this whole thing. There is a vast difference between ‘gods’ and ‘devas’. Firstly, the word ‘pray’ and ‘worship’ are different. ‘Pray’ means you are becoming the god’s chief consultant while ‘worship’ means you are respecting someone, his/her work. God comes in a belief system, in this culture, there is no belief system. This is a godless culture, there is a whole science behind temples, it isn’t a religious place, because God is a heretic person in this culture there is no heretic person in this culture. The westerners made the term ‘Hindu’ as ‘Hindusim’. They screw up on the word ‘33 Koti Devas’, Koti is a Sanskrit word that has 8 meanings! The poor translator used one meaning which meant 10 million, but the Koti here meant ‘excellent. It means 33 excellent forms of creation! If I tell you today to unscrew 10 screws from a vent without any tools, then you will use your nails, teeth, and end up breaking your nails, and then one day if I give you a screwdriver, you will just know its value, you will worship it. The same is the case here, saints like Sai Baba are worshipped in this culture because of their contribution to our daily life. Like many Marxists worship Karl Marx and Fredrich Angels, many Maoists worship Mao Zedong, and many Nazis worship Adolf Hitler, the same is the case here that’s why we call these people in this culture as ‘Devas’. It is just that Mao and Hitler killed people while others worked to make life better. Marx expected that his socialist theory would be adopted by rich nations, but anyways he also tried something to make life better. The term Hindu came from the Himalayas and Hind Mahasagara which is the Indian ocean. In one Indian family the members worship 3 to 8 different Devas, someone doesn’t worship, someone only does work, someone will only medicate, someone will do crazy things. but still, they are Hindus because it is a geographical identity and not a religion! Few semi-intellectuals and a few pseudo-intellectuals have made the word ‘dharma’ meaning ‘religion’, these western translators have always screwed up, they did it with Koti, they did it with Deva, now they even took Dharma in their list. Dharma means what you should do, and even if you don’t do it, it’s okay. It tells us when we should wake up, what we should do after we wake up, there is a whole science behind it. We can reduce our sleep quota to 3 to 4 hours and live a full-fledged life! If you wish to have a simplistic life, no problem, enjoy.

Temples are the meditation centres in this culture. There is a science in how to consecrate the idols, but nowadays it’s just lost, it is there but after the Bhakti movement, you just take any rock make an idol and worship it, it won’t work though you will have positivity which will help, however, positivity with a consecrated idol is the formula needed for a full-fledged life. Now what is hell, and what is heaven? Can someone forcefully make you suffer? No, it is the reaction that makes you suffer. Tomorrow if I come, and bow down to you and abuse you in a language you don’t know, which won’t, but you will feel that I just asked for your blessings, or I am a nutcase who thinks you are great. But if someone abuses you in the language you know then you will give a negative reaction, isn’t it? So, suffering can’t be forced. Today you have a discriminatory mind who knows when to have joy and when to have sorrow after you die your brain is no more there so we go by our tendencies. The tendencies reach their extreme ends, if you are a negative person by tendency then your negativity will multiply a million folds after your death, and the opposite of same shall happen when you have a positive tendency. Both will reach their extreme ends, and this is what is called Heaven and Hell. So, in this culture, we tell to be joyful for the most time. If you die consciously then there is more in which I won’t go right now. Things like Mahasamadhi, you know?

The Key to Boundless knowledge: As stated in the last part, Knowledge is limited and ignorance is boundless. If you want boundless knowledge then leave your negativity, just leave your beliefs, logic, and just work on what you wish to know. One must rise above this the Left vs the Right, and there should be the realization that we are human first. Instead of presuming something, accept that you don't know by saying to yourself "I don't know" because that "I don't know" is having great potential! To be something, you need to accept something. Few say, "We have pleasure in remaining ignorant." But our human system is of so much potential that we can make every impossible thing possible. Hence, another basic thing is that it is not our job to decide a possibility, it is nature's job to decide a possibility. We have to just concentrate our energies to make everything possible.

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Europeia and The Pacific Ratify Non Aggression Pact

In an official statement Europeia informed of the newly ratified non aggression pact between them and The Pacific. Since 2012 this is the first pact The Pacific has signed with user created region. The treaty hopes to lower the tensions between the regions due to their bitter past. The Europeian Senate unanimously ratified the Pact of Non-Aggression between The Pacific and Europeia after President Kazaman presented it to the legislative body.

"There is obviously historic weight to this agreement, given our past war with The Pacific," Europeian President Kazaman declared. "It is my hope that this presents a step toward firm reconciliation and peace between our regions."


Genua Removed from the Map

The region of Genua was famous for spreading Nazism and Islamophobia on NationStates. They used to raid any region that had 'Anti-Fascist' tag and were unable to defend themselves. The region had won many colonies from Antifa and other communist regions. Few days ago, the moderators added the word, 'Nazi' in blocked words meaning any nation or region using the word as pre-title were removed. This made the founder of Genua lose all puppets including the founder nation. After the puppetswept various left wing forces and defender militaries attacked Genua. The highest record for the endorsement in the raid of Genua was 115 which is considered to be enormous in military gameplay of NationStates.

Many regions that participated in the raiding were, Aurrelian Legions, Eastern Pacific Sovereign Army, Europeian Republican Navy, Joint Systems Alliance (Mallorea and Riva), Jomsvikings, Kingdom of Great Britain, Korean People’s Armed Forces, League's Defense Forces, Legio Pacifica, Lone Wolves United, North Pacific Army, South Pacific Special Forces, Ten Thousand Islands Treaty Organization, Thaempirial Army, The Autumnal Court, The Black Hawks, The Free Nations Region, The Land of Kings and Emperors, The MT Army, The Order of the Grey Wardens, The Red Fleet, The West Pacific Armed Forces, United Kingdom, Wintercrest Revolutionary Army and some independent militaries.

Another region that was removed was Nazi Europa.


Elections Conclude in The North Pacific

After conducting elections for five days, The North Pacific choose New WA Delegate, Vice Delegate and Speaker of the Regional Assembly. Francois Isidore was elected as the New WAD of the region after winning 51.3% of the total votes casted in the election. Most of the candidates of the elections had promised to bring new changes in ministries, especially communication and radio.

Cretox State was re-elected as the Vice Delegate after winning 75% of the total votes casted in the election. Cretox State's campaign based on their successful previous terms as Vice Delegate. For Speaker Election, East Isles claimed victory in the elections.


Lily Self Declares Defender Region

In an official statement, Lily, the raider organisation claimed to be defender region giving the list of regions whom they have recently saved from raiding attacks.


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