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Cormac last won the day on November 9 2017

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  1. PD, Westwind, and Eli, I'm very sorry for your losses. I lost a very close friend in 2013, and it still hurts every day, though less now than it did before. My mother is also severely disabled and 62 now, and I know we may not have many more years left together, though I hope for as many as I can get. You're so right about enjoying the time we have with our loved ones. Please know that you have a community here that cares about you, not just TWP but the NationStates community in general, and you're in our thoughts.
  2. I would be surprised, but I've known Don for five years, so I'm not surprised. This was a good statement, but I do hope the upstanding people who are involved in KoGB will reevaluate their participation. I don't hold any ill will toward them either, but after all of this it's pretty difficult to justify citizens of KoGB remaining in the regions that have been threatened by their King and Curia. It's a time for choosing.
  3. I have just one word to say about this proposal: Ugh.
  4. Oh, I didn't make the connection. I figured it was because I'm annoying because, well, I am.
  5. I'm just wondering in what universe I'm more annoying than Llamas...
  6. Individual nations can't attack each other, except in roleplay. So unless you get involved in roleplay you can't be attacked. I'm not much of a roleplayer myself, but if you're interested in it I could at least point you in the right direction. Groups of nations can attack regions without founders by moving into the regions and taking their WA Delegate positions, which gives them control over the regions. Many regions, including this one, have regional militaries for the purpose of either attacking or defending founderless regions, or both depending on the circumstances. If you're interested in participating in that we can explain more about it!
  7. I also took this IC and OOC. IC: Your result for The Political Objectives Test ... CommunitarianYou scored 64 Equality, 29 Liberty, and 79 Stability! Your commitment to both equality and stability makes you a blend of the Socialist and the Conservative. This combination may seem unusual but consider the way in which both think loyalty to community takes priority over loyalty to oneself. You recognise the value of traditional culture and institutions. You also value government intervention in the economy. You hope that a combination of traditional values and interventionist economics will protect your way of life. You are concerned that the twin forces of free markets and permissive culture promote selfishness and erode community standards. If this is too bland for you then try the Authoritarian on for size. OOC: Your result for The Political Objectives Test ... ProgressiveYou scored 79 Equality, 64 Liberty, and 29 Stability! Your commitment to both liberty and equality makes you a blend of the Liberal and the Socialist. For you liberty and equality are two parts of the same condition. Everyone has to be free to pursue their own way-of-life but in order for that to happen everyone must start with a similar basic standard of living. You value liberty particularly in cultural and personal life. You also value government intervention to promote equity in economic life while still supporting private enterprise. If this is too bland for you then try the Radical on for size.
  8. Niadh can correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think 94 Block is involved in LWU anymore. Merely speaking to a forum destroyer shouldn't be disturbing; harboring one should be.
  9. Welcome! I hope you enjoy it here.
  10. Actually, if I'm going to work on getting to know the culture of TWP, I think it would be better to do that without also administering a party that is suggesting completely upending the culture. So I don't think the party will be accepting new applicants at this time. Thank you for the welcome back, BBD.
  11. Wow, lots happening here since my post. I appreciate the welcome back messages and being given another chance. In regard to the Guardians, I hope people won't paint all of the Guardians with the same broad brush because of Eli's tone toward me. Eli is like this with almost everyone and has been for years, at least since I started playing in 2012, but probably longer than that. Darkesia was (is?) a Guardian before becoming Delegate and if not for her being friendly and civil toward me and challenging me to come back and invest more, I wouldn't have come back at all. So, among the Guardians, as with most groups, you have diversity of backgrounds, opinions, attitudes, etc. The words and actions of one shouldn't be taken to represent all of them. When they're speaking as a group instead of as individuals, which I don't think happens very often, I'm sure they'll let us know. For what it's worth, I don't feel bullied. But if some of the rhetoric is getting to newer players who aren't used to the sometimes contentious tone of NationStates politics, I would encourage everyone to take a breather. I doubt anyone wants to alienate newer players.
  12. So, Delegate Darkesia noted on IRC earlier that I'm too thin skinned, and that when I feel too many people are opposed to me, I invest my time in more pleasant surroundings. That's generally true, because I don't see the point in sticking around somewhere you're broadly disliked. That said, I feel that I'm responsible for people disliking me here by not being more respectful of The West Pacific's political culture, and by proposing a big plan without first putting any actual effort into TWP and becoming part of the community. That doesn't sit well with me and it also doesn't sit well with me that some have been left with a negative impression of me without actually getting to know me and see me do something productive. So I would like to contribute here a bit less aggressively and with a somewhat thicker skin toward those who don't like me, some of whom didn't like me long before I ever tried to participate here, which is fine for them. So, my apologies for the disrespect to your political culture. I should put in the time and effort to be part of your community before thinking I should have input on how it should be run, and that's what I'm going to do.
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