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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2003 4:36 pm    Post subject: Relic Board Armada visits NationStates.net Reply with quote

Relic Region
currently a whole boatload of refugees are congregating there. (two dozen nations, though i bet there's 2nd accounts)
    in order of posting on the relic board thread, here
  1. The Holy Empire of Constantinopolis - Edric O
  2. The Republic of Kushan - The Preacher
  3. The Republic of Freedelphia - The Preacher
  4. The Empire Of Sirian - hypercube
  5. The Dictatorship of the Doom Penguin - starfisher
  6. The United Socialist States of Nogrova - Nova
  7. The Peoples Republic of Nonintrusive Mammals - eadipus
  8. The Rogue Nation of Evil grey squirrels - rc mad
  9. The Free Land of Neo Athens - Paladin
  10. The Commonwealth of Swenzinania - Genetic Bryy
  11. The Free Republic of Nebulous Starwalkers - The Reflection
  12. The Commonwealth of Rochbinky - ceejayoz
  13. The Holy Empire of Loligo Path - SquidDNA
  14. Quantar Kingdom - RBA-Wintrow
  15. Dominion of Casere - Maverick_3058
  16. The Confederacy of the Chikens - GuaRRand
  17. United Socialist States of Thee Lemur - Harmanoff
  18. Empire of Forsakened Companions - Dilber[TFC]
  19. The Confederacy of Yaroke - Langy
  20. The Empire of Cetaganda - Vorkosigan
  21. The Dominion of Samurai Sushi - IonFish
  22. The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Bosnian
  23. The Grand Duchy of Coldblade - Coldblade
  24. The Confederacy of The Tymbrimi - EchoEffect
  25. The Free States of Meandering Mensch - Zifnab
  26. The Confederacy of Confederates - mrmin123
    assuming others are either 2nd accounts or outside sources
Okay, so WTF is this all about? Well, it's apparently a promotional thing done by some author on some wild marketting scheme to advertise his book that become wildly popular. Anyways, on with describing the games guts. There's a nice blurb about that...
FAQ wrote:
Is my nation left-wing or right-wing?
The left/right scale isn't used in NationStates. Because it's one-dimensional, it's not an accurate way of measuring your politics. NationStates has three main scales: personal, economic, and political. In each case, you can be authoritarian (moral, or restrictive) or libertarian (liberal, or laissez-faire). For example, someone with left-wing politics might want high levels of personal freedom (e.g. no drug laws, gay rights), low levels of economic freedom (e.g. taxes, welfare), and average levels of political freedom (e.g. compulsory voting at elections). A libertarian might prefer high levels of freedom on all scales. An authoritarian might want the opposite.

Now, i'm sure you all know me and my opinions. okay, so do i agree with the above axis? hmmmm. First off i don't like having three axis. i prefer four. *g* (but that's just me and i'm a freak)
    not to mention i haven't formulated what a fourth axis would be and why occam's razor shouldn't apply in that case
secondly this reminds me of another "political compass" thingie done elsewhere. i'm sure i can find some of my old opinions to crossreference here. *rummage rummage* ah here it is. (ah yes, now i remember)

anyways, on to see if i can find anything interesting while creating my nation. hmmmmmm...they give you a multiple choice for what your "league/confederate" prefix is. nice. (saves me researching options)...plus they give you multiple choice for government "style"?

Getting to page two of creation i realize the choices i now have to make are indeed similar to the survey on political compass. (doing an IP trace it seems to fail. huh)
  1. a nation is judged by how it treats it's worst off citizens (strongly agree)
  2. Corporations do more good for society than harm (strongly disagree)
  3. Legalize pot? (agree)
  4. The world needs to rediscover its spirituality? (disagree)
  5. youth today could be fixed by a year's military service? (strongly disagree)
  6. Capitalism is on the way out. (agree)
  7. Without democracy, a country has nothing. (strongly agree)
  8. It's more important to deter criminals than try to rehabilitate them. (agree)
la la...now let's see what it spits out...Left-wing Utopia. LOL

The Rogue Nation of Major Freaks

My first dilemma is a workers strike. (the union wanted unreasonable rewards and so did the corp. no compromise so i dismissed the dilemma. hahahaa)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2003 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW, dealing with the question/query/choice in the survey that stated, "capitalism is on the way out", i used the below as my reason for "slightly agreeing"

ZNet interview wrote:
I.ELICIN: Immanuel Wallerstein, for example says the American empire is declining, that it is the end of even, or rather that this is the first and real crisis of capitalism. Do you agree with this view?

T.ALI Wishful thinking.

N. CHOMSKY There is a constant crisis of capitalism. It's always in crisis, I mean right now there are very serious crisis, there is absolutely no way to predict whether they will be overcome or compensated. In fact the main factor will be what the population does and that's not predictable. 40 years ago you could have never predicted that an anti-war movement would develop. It was inconceivable. You certainly couldn't predict that a feminist movement would develop, that an environmental movement develop; I mean none of this were predictable. The contemporary global justice movement, what's called anti-globalization, who could have predicted that? There wasn't anything like it in the world history. That's a big, powerful, international movement, which may have a major effect. And the people in power know that their grip to power is fragile. So the World Economic Forum, for example, is very concerned about the World Social Forum. They know its there, they know it's a threat. They are trying to figure out the ways to, sort of, co-opt ...{inaudible} I think it's got to the point that I'm getting invitations to give keynote speeches for World Bank in international conferences. You know they are trying to co-opt the movements, which are substantial and could erode the whole system.


I was going to post this on the nationstate forums, but the darned things continually disco'ing on me tonight.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

<h3 style="margin-bottom: 0">Too Much Yakking, Already, Say Delegation</h3>
<h3 style="color: red">Government Acts</h3>
<h5>The Issue</h5>
<p>Some people say Major Freaks's policy on free speech has gone too far.</p>
<h5>The Debate</h5>
<ol>
<li>"These days, anyone says whatever they want with no regard to what kind of dribble is coming out of their mouths!" says angry commuter Charles Barry. "It's gone too far. We should go back to the good old days, when if someone started talking garbage, we'd smack them one."<br>
[<a href="dilemma=13/choice=0">Accept</a>]<br><br>
<li>"We need more free speech, not less," argues civil rights campaigner Dave Dodinas. "Free speech allows ideas to be explored, challenged, and discussed in a productive, open forum. It teaches our kids to be critical thinkers. And dirty words, of course, but that's just the price you pay."<br>
[<a href="dilemma=13/choice=1">Accept</a>]<br><br>
<li><strong>"The right to free speech is a central tenet of our system of democracy," says religious leader Prudence du Pont. "But surely the right to not have your religious beliefs mocked by others is worth something, too? We mustn't put up with intolerance!"<br><br>
</strong><em>This is the position your government is preparing to adopt.</em></ol>
<h5>The Government Position</h5>
<p>The government has indicated its intention to follow the recommendations of Option 3.
<p>If you wish, you may simply <a href="dilemma=13/choice=-1">dismiss</a> this issue.
<hr>
<p>Heh. i decided on the third by citing the US's constitution's first amendment puts freedom of religion before all other rights like speech and stuff.</p>
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 9:29 am    Post subject: You dog. look what youve gotten me into now... Reply with quote

The Rogue Nation of Baadf00d

"Mottos are for people without innate direction."
UN Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2003 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?&postid=160458#post160458
let's see if i can't resurrect interest again.
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