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Forest was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 219

WA Delegate (non-executive): The Inexorable Weathering of Ruinenlust (elected )

Founder: The Cool Temperate Rainforests of Errinundera

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Forest contains 493 nations, the 39th most in the world.

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The Largest Soda Pop Sector in Forest

The World Census recorded sales of fizzy syrup water in order to determine which nations have the largest beverage industries.

As a region, Forest is ranked 8,712th in the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The AI See You of Candlewhisper ArchiveAnarchy Post-Revolution Embryonic Society“You Got Issues”
2.The Burning Trash Fire of Lord DominatorCorporate Police State Halliburton“Fire Solves All Things”
3.The Hotdog-craving birb of SeagullCorporate Police State Halliburton“Ack? Ack!”
4.The Sylvan Hivə of TurbeauxCivil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives“Not only doəs God play dicə, thə dicə arə loadəd.”
5.The Free Communist Territory of AnarchitariaLeft-wing Utopia Utopia“Revolt, Action, Insurrection!”
6.The Total Lack of Hue ManateeAnarchy Post-Revolution Embryonic Society“I'm sorry you feel that way”
7.The Red Panda Clan of SyvaniCapitalizt Self-Congratulatory Merchant Bankers“Force of Togetherness”
8.The Autonomous Region of The Refreshing Spruce ForestsIron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors“Loyal to our benefactors, to the last drop of our blood”
9.The Autumnal Paradise of Deciduous ForestsFather Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy“The land holds mysteries of which we know nothing.”
10.The Dictatorship of Theennerla IslandCorporate Police State Halliburton“You Can't Stop Progress”
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Errinundera please just start the election cycle,

Middle Barael wrote:I think they’ve discovered some link between too much soy and breast cancer. Soy products are essentially made from plant estrogen, which can increase the risk of breast cancer apparently. I’m male, but apparently males can also get breast cancer, and I have a couple relatives who have had it, so I’ve been trying to eat less of it, but it’s hard since I’m pescatarian. I meant there are always veggie burgers or fish or completely non-meat foods, but it’s still just hard to avoid the soy meat. Oh well

I was infected with that a looooong time ago. I like any post that I appreciate, even if I’m in a debate I’ll like the opposing persons post

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So just out of curiosity, I know that Errinundera doesn’t appear to be starting the election any time soon, but knowing that VH wants to take a break, who would be running for Forest Keeper? I don’t recall anyone mentioning it yet, and I guess it would be helpful to know who the candidates would be before the election begins so we’d be ready.

Well they seem to have been active lately, if they're losing interest in the game then they should most likely just drop the writ for the elections as their final act as founder. It doesn't seem to be too hard.

Nation of Ecologists wrote:Errinundera please just start the election cycle, Well they seem to have been active lately, if they're losing interest in the game then they should most likely just drop the writ for the elections as their final act as founder. It doesn't seem to be too hard.

I’ starting to think they just have an auto login script and that they’ve completely forgotten about it

Nation of Ecologists wrote:Errinundera please just start the election cycle, Well they seem to have been active lately, if they're losing interest in the game then they should most likely just drop the writ for the elections as their final act as founder. It doesn't seem to be too hard.

I mean Errinundera did lead Forest to where it is now after Devdan CTE’d, so we shouldn’t be this quick to dismiss them. They’re still important and should still have power, we just perhaps need ways to move forward when they’re inactive.

Middle Barael wrote:I mean Errinundera did lead Forest to where it is now after Devdan CTE’d, so we shouldn’t be this quick to dismiss them. They’re still important and should still have power, we just perhaps need ways to move forward when they’re inactive.

yes. by possibly amending the regional constitution? idk im new here and stuff, but it might be what we have to do since they haven't posted on the RMB or been active for a long time in months, and we need to hold elections. It might be the only way. (im not planning on running btw tho)

Nattily Dressed Anarchists on Bicycles wrote:As far as I'm aware, studies consistently fail to find a link between MSG and purported ill effects of consuming it. And if the info on Wiki is correct, the LD50 (lethal dose, 50% of population) is triple that of plain old table salt in rats.

I also understand that glutamic acid is a natural component of basically all proteins, and is present in a free and tastable form in a wide variety of "natural" foods. So between soy and mozzarella, the lasagna in my fridge is, supposedly, a toxic waste dump.

At any rate, if the works cited on the Wikipedia page are accurate, then reports as to the harmfulness of MSG in Chinese takeout is largely due to a joke in poor taste getting somewhat out of hand.

Good summary here:
https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20151106-is-msg-as-bad-as-its-made-out-to-be

Worth noting that KFC uses MSG and MSG-like ingredients in most of its menu, in particular in the fried chicken "secret recipe" coating. And KFC does taste really, really good.

As a Chinese person, I'd note that the common Chinese stereotype of MSG is that its that ingredient that gets added to food a lot in America, thought admittedly to Chinese food there. A proper Chinese chef in China wouldn't dream of using it, is the idea.

From a personal point of view, I don't cook with it, but we've often bought processed foods where it is an ingredient. Subjectively, I find it makes me very thirsty, though no more so than ordinary salt.

If David Chang is correct, then basically anything fermented has relatively large amounts of naturally occurring MSG. Presumably, the more proteinaceous the stuff being fermented, the more MSG. I wonder how many MSG sensitive people have a big bottle of soy sauce in their fridge, so they can add a splash of liquid MSG to basically anything they want to taste good. I just took a straight spoonful for the first time ever, and yeah, that's a big salty dose of mushroomy meaty cheesy awesomeness.

Candlewhisper Archive wrote:Good summary here:
https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20151106-is-msg-as-bad-as-its-made-out-to-be

Worth noting that KFC uses MSG and MSG-like ingredients in most of its menu, in particular in the fried chicken "secret recipe" coating. And KFC does taste really, really good.

As a Chinese person, I'd note that the common Chinese stereotype of MSG is that its that ingredient that gets added to food a lot in America, thought admittedly to Chinese food there. A proper Chinese chef in China wouldn't dream of using it, is the idea.

From a personal point of view, I don't cook with it, but we've often bought processed foods where it is an ingredient. Subjectively, I find it makes me very thirsty, though no more so than ordinary salt.

Nattily Dressed Anarchists on Bicycles wrote:If David Chang is correct, then basically anything fermented has relatively large amounts of naturally occurring MSG. Presumably, the more proteinaceous the stuff being fermented, the more MSG. I wonder how many MSG sensitive people have a big bottle of soy sauce in their fridge, so they can add a splash of liquid MSG to basically anything they want to taste good. I just took a straight spoonful for the first time ever, and yeah, that's a big salty dose of mushroomy meaty cheesy awesomeness.

There is a Turkish spice mix called "Tuzot" (which is literally the combination of the Turkish words for 'salt' and 'herb'). When used to season foods, it gives them a nice umami taste, and it is rich in MSG.

I had bought a pack and used it in foods when I was in Turkey, and it made a big difference (in the positive direction). Then I remember reading an article supposedly on all the negative effects of MSG and I panicked and discarded the rest.

I regret it now, and it is hard for me to find this mixed seasoning in the US (perhaps even impossible).

I highly recommend that you try it if it is available where you live, though. Unless you are afraid of MSG, haha.

Middle Barael wrote:I mean Errinundera did lead Forest to where it is now after Devdan CTE’d, so we shouldn’t be this quick to dismiss them. They’re still important and should still have power, we just perhaps need ways to move forward when they’re inactive.

Any logical founder would remain active even if the WA Del doesnt have executive. Now i've been on NS for a bit but dont rly have much experience w raider/defender type regions so if im wrong lmk.

Middle Barael wrote:I mean Errinundera did lead Forest to where it is now after Devdan CTE’d, so we shouldn’t be this quick to dismiss them. They’re still important and should still have power, we just perhaps need ways to move forward when they’re inactive.

While I agree that they shouldn't be dismissed, I think Forest is large enough for an executive WA delegate, and still be reasonably safe.

Have you heard about this? It's like taking NS to another level:

"Asgardia, also known as the Space Kingdom of Asgardia and "Asgardia the Space Nation", is a micronation formed by a group of people who have launched a satellite into Earth orbit.[5] They refer to themselves as "Asgardians" and they have given their satellite the name "Asgardia-1". They have declared sovereignty over the space occupied by and contained within Asgardia -1. The Asgardians have adopted a constitution[6] and they intend to access outer space free of the control of existing nations and establish a permanent settlement on the Moon by 2043.[7]

Igor Ashurbeyli, the founder of the Asgardia Independent Research Center, proposed the establishment of Asgardia on 12 October 2016. The Constitution of the Space Kingdom of Asgardia was adopted on 18 June 2017 and it became effective on 9 September 2017.[8] Asgardia's administrative center is located in Vienna, Austria.The Constitution of the Space Kingdom of Asgardia.

The Cygnus spacecraft that carried Asgardia-1 into space released Asgardia-1 and two other satellites on 12 November 2017. The Space Kingdom of Asgardia has claimed that it is now "the first nation to have all of its territory in space." Legal scholars doubt that Asgardia-1 can be regarded as a sovereign territory and Asgardia has not yet attained the goal of being recognised as a nation state.[9][10] "

https://asgardia.space/en/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asgardia

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