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  1. 6 points
    Eli

    NS reminisces

    Dec 3 2002 I had just got to work, same office I'm in now just three different owners since then. Browsing National Review, Jonah Goldberg's column said check out nationstates.net, I'm still here. That morning as I was getting out of the car, Eli's Coming; Three Dog Night version was playing, so I'm humming Eli's Coming. My first nation was born that day, Eli was and is a libertarian leaning plain spoken type... I had to have been born in the Pacific, since it was the only GCR at the time, I think this actually pre-dated the Rejected Realms *scratches head* Soon I went to the Capitalist Alliance, founded by New Caithness who is still around today as El-Cid, and started building alliances between my nation and others in that UCR. I ran for Delegate, in game only, and got elected. Not too long after this I woke up in some other region, I don't believe there were founders yet, and discovered to my chagrin/pleasure that I'd been ejected from the Capitalist Alliance by some sordid scoundrels going by the name of the Atlantic Alliance. <insert boos and hisses here> It seems that they had discovered they could take over regions with a bit of organization and a bull rush to the endorsement button of their favorite take over figurehead. It was a result that had never crossed my mind. I did a bit of looking around and found out that there were some in the Meritocracy that would help us recover our region. Some treaty organization that Free4All was in, so we in the CA joined it. This eventually resulted in us overtaking the AA's figurehead (or they got bored and went elsewhere) and in Eli becoming interested in the Meritocracy. https://www.nationstates.net/page=news/2003/12/12/index.html. *I'll add to this later this will become a very postzilla type deal before long*
  2. 6 points
    Eli

    Observations

    I'm going to vent. It's stupid to think that banning AR 15s could have prevented the recent school shooting. It's stupid to not ban AR 15s, no one can make a coherent argument for a private citizen to own one. But remember it's just symbolism, there are 300,000,000 guns in the USA. It's ridiculous that the FBI didn't do something about the shooter. I bet they get 10k of those warnings a month, humans-mistakes are pretty common. I've never owned a gun legally myself, 35 years ago I illegally owned an Uzi machine pistol with a fully automatic trigger mechanism. I lived in Illinois at the time so they were illegal there. I traded it for a 10 speed bicycle, once I sawed a limb off a sapling with a magazine I couldn't figure out why I'd want to do that again. Very little if any property crime in my area, everyone owns a gun (except me). You walk in someone's back yard without a compelling reason you're putting your personal safety at risk. More likely from their dog, I doubt Mr and Mrs Average could hit a Suburban with their Glock 17 from further than 10-15 feet. Ricochets on the other hand could be a problem. There is a reason the AT+T guy and the Charter guy where those neon vests and it isn't traffic. It's to make sure Mr/Mrs Suburbia don't light them up. Cnn is a fucking joke, so is Fox. Chris Cuomo should be flayed, while tied to Shawn Hannity, being flayed at the same time. Not really but surely neither one is as stupid as the characters they portray on their nightly BS, if they are God help us all. It's too bad that outright lies and propaganda is peddled as news, Reality TV for ratings rather than facts is all it is. more later, time to go pay for this mess...
  3. 5 points
    punkdaddy

    Punk Daddy's daddy

    Sorry I'm just getting back to this. Westie, reading through your post was emotional and I wasn't able to properly respond. I'm still not but thank you for sharing. Eli, Cormac, and Dark...thank you. I wasn't able to write about my dad they way I wanted until the end of the year. I wrote about my mother too. http://donroach.org/blog/2017/12/31/so-long-2017/ So far, in 2018 I've been making choices to "live" and it's been really good.
  4. 4 points
    Vamperiall

    Forgot to introduce myself

    Greetings, West Pacific! I would like to introduce myself as Vamperiall. I like pasta and tacos and playing NationStates. My old nation was inactive and boring, so I decided to join you guys! You like raiding, I like raiding, as I was once a junior Black Hawk myself. West Pacific seems like fun, and your site is awesome.
  5. 4 points
    ZetaOne

    Hello From the Past

    So I was randomly talking to old NSers from ... I've know for like 14 years now. Decided to see how my favourite region was going! It has been years since I've been around, but hey hey!
  6. 4 points
    Dilber

    NS reminisces

    I recruited Eli to TWP, so technically i am responsible for this post.
  7. 3 points
    Darkesia

    Ask me anything

    To the great nations of TWP, and the rest of us too; Hello again! I have been around, as you may know. But I have decided that TWP is in need of some Chocolate and I wish to begin stirring up trouble contributing to the region once again. Ask me anything. I'll try to answer. Of course, I may not answer in the manner you like, but I will answer. Besides, this seems easier than writing a long post in the reminiscing thread that Eli started.
  8. 3 points
    Darkesia

    Ask me anything

    Hmm... I am not the best one to ask about this. TAO is the expert. It was TAO's puppet, Mr. Stick, who enlightened the NSverse about the evil Marsupials and roo-fur madness. I am uncertain if it began in TWP. But it was TWP that evangelized it and even used it's military in battles against marsupial scum. We even had a delegate (BBD) succumb to roo-fur oil and eucalyptus addiction and had to be removed from office after a month. TWP is firmly anti-marsupial.
  9. 3 points
    Darkesia

    Ask me anything

    They say it, because it's true, Dear. Also, when I was delegate the last time, the region was going through a period of low government style participation. The people just weren't interested in writing laws. So I declared there to be only two rules in TWP. 1. Don't be a dick (Wheaton's Law) 2. All your chocolate belongs to Darkesia. (I share, of course) The rules are very practical and therefore have stood the test of time.
  10. 3 points
    Darkesia

    Hello!

    *bottom lip quivers* I just had this suit dry cleaned. I don't want to get newbie blood all over it! *bursts into tears*
  11. 3 points
    Yup, good point. A vote against this is not a vote for communism but against a bad proposal. Nah, don't beat yourself up. You had an idea and talked it through. The author of this proposal on the other hand ran with a bad proposal, submitted it without feedback and probably even spent real money (or several hours of work) on it just to see it go down in flames. You are several rungs above that. Btw: the target of the other proposal that is currently in queue (commend Knootoos) has written this resolution: https://www.nationstates.net/page=WA_past_resolution/id=122/council=1 While it is aimed at readers and not authors of proposals, I think it might be relatively close in spirit to what you had in mind. So although it is difficult to write such legislation, it is not completely impossible.
  12. 3 points
    Darkesia

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    Tesouro does not exist in the member database The Rainlands has been removed from the Hall of Nations. Saint Brandmair was banned for COPS treaty violations Slikk did not have a Citizenship mask Wolnos has been removed from the Hall of Nations Petrikov has been removed from the Hall of Nations Trust has been removed from the Hall of Nations (no pun intended) Nyelant has been removed from the Hall of Nations
  13. 3 points
    Westwind

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    Fixed.
  14. 3 points
    I have to actually make an IC voting decision on a GA resolution? What is this nonsense?
  15. 3 points
    @Benjabobaria I am well acquainted with Navasse but in this case I wanted to see a region that caused GP grief to be finished (even if it was dying all on its own). Frankly I hope that the Liberate [insert fascist or fascist-friendly region] bandwagon is ending for the time being.
  16. 2 points
    Darkesia

    What do you want from your Delegate ?

    Glitter, books and conspiracy theories about the Empire.
  17. 2 points
    Westwind

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    I read that as "add to the Trolls".
  18. 2 points
    The Lord High Inquisitor

    Greetings TWP!

    Hi everyone, I moved to TWP a short while ago and have found this quirky region a nice place to call home. I love the activity on the RMB and thought I should finally take the plunge and hop on the forums and Discord. At this point I'm not interested in any government activity; my RL time commitments prevent me from doing much with NS at this time. I'm a longtime NS player with sporadic activity over the years. I could best be described as a casual player. Feel free to reach out and say hello!
  19. 2 points
    Darkesia

    Ask me anything

    My desire to rule NPO is directly involved with the way Moo and Ivan drove traffic to those other realms. Though that duality gave us Elegarth (whom I adore!), I still hold a bit of a grudge against Moo and Ivan for the decimation of the NPO by CN.
  20. 2 points
    This is a cool idea that I'd be willing to try out. Going the further step to TG and develop a relationship after welcoming a new nation is something I'd never done or thought of before (even though it should've been obvious to me to do so).
  21. 2 points
    Darkesia

    Ask me anything

    No, for several reasons. When young, optimistic Law School graduates sit for the Bar exam, they often describe it as a grueling, terrible experience. This is because their souls are being removed during the testing. This may or may not have something to do with the taste of Darkesian Chocolate, the ruthlessness of the world's lawyers and/or my expectation to live a very, very long time.
  22. 2 points
    Saint Mark

    Hello!

    One does not smack the hand of the Great Darkesia! All chocolate belongs to Dark!
  23. 2 points
    The Poo Dynasty

    NS reminisces

    I was 16 years old when I found Nationstates in 2004 (hence the name 'the poo dynasty'... erm, yeah). I'm 30 now. Along the way, I think I was a dick to most everyone here at some point in my career, particularly in my late teenage years (sorry about that). My first three years in the game were spent spinning tires as a younger and dumber version of Cormac, first as a rigidly hardcore Francoist, then as an ADN hardliner, then back to a more antagonistic gameplayer, etc. I matured just a bit in my early 20s and stopped taking the game so damned seriously, which in turn enabled me to become a somewhat better player and coup a bunch of places. Afterwards, I spent a year or two boasting endlessly about it on the NS GP forums and elsewhere. Eventually, I lost interest in this and "retired" about 5 years ago, which brings me to the present. Some of my best memories of the game were from the old s8 TWP forum. TWP had a completely unrealistic government structure at the time -- loosely based on the US Constitution as far as I could tell, and with a figurehead delegate. But the player base at the time was so great that it didn't matter. I even miss F&P; in fact he's one of the few I miss the most. The kid could always be counted on to spice up a debate lol. Back then, we fought over lofty ideals, like offsite forum democracy vs Francoism or whatever, and that made the game stimulating. Now, it's just boring and endless R/D drivel, as it's been for the last 5-10 years.
  24. 2 points
    Darkesia

    COPS Treaty banning

    This player's most recent attempt at gaining access to our forum has been met with another ban. I repeat: I find it disturbing that it has been so long and he still has time to harass us.
  25. 2 points
    Eli

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    ok I'll do that, give me a bit after a few false starts I got this right I do belive.