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The Phoenix Flame wrote: Perhaps if it gets passed, it could be repealed on these grounds.

As much as I agree with this, I HATE Insta-repeals. Truly betrays the point of democracy but yeah I do hate this SC resolution so, what are you gonna do? Haha.

The Phoenix Flame wrote: Whoa! I did not even realize... I've been around for 13 years, and was just recently considering hanging up my nationstates gloves... But maybe I'll stick around a while longer.

Sit down. Where are you gonna go? We're all in this together now hahaha We still need the Phoenix Flame burning in our hearts. Still mate really fantastic work making it to 20 Billion and 13 years of effort and patience.

Pookyvania, GawHool, and Hiyori tomoe

Kate Walker wrote:The The House at Pooh Corner has risen, like a Phoenix, from the ashes of its former self.

We are a small region comprised of somewhat confused animals, minerals, and vegetables. Visitors are welcome, but we don't exchange embassies unless we have a great deal in common with a region (which should probably worry those few regions with whom we do have embassies). Please feel free to drop in, play Pooh Sticks, and enjoy muffins and mimosas, but please be kind and nice to the inhabitants.

~Kate Walker~

Glad to see the house was refounded.

Kate Walker wrote:The The House at Pooh Corner has risen, like a Phoenix, from the ashes of its former self.

We are a small region comprised of somewhat confused animals, minerals, and vegetables. Visitors are welcome, but we don't exchange embassies unless we have a great deal in common with a region (which should probably worry those few regions with whom we do have embassies). Please feel free to drop in, play Pooh Sticks, and enjoy muffins and mimosas, but please be kind and nice to the inhabitants.

~Kate Walker~

*Stares at*

Good evening people from Yggdrasil. I have a question: is there a way to know when I started playing NS?
I am wondering when I begun this adventure, I think it was during my 4th year of University

GawHool wrote:Good evening people from Yggdrasil. I have a question: is there a way to know when I started playing NS?
I am wondering when I begun this adventure, I think it was during my 4th year of University

Your nation was founded on 3/14/2017.

Vrolondia wrote:Personally, I have a long standing policy of voting against commendations if they only ever benefit one region, feeder or not; in this case CoE benefited North Pacific and The Black Hawks, but through separate puppets, and I tend to disregard the benefits to raider orgs because the benefits don't usually contribute anything good to NSG as a whole, or do so at everyone elses expense... Some exception apply, however, such as Raidercon, and other significant cultural events.

I don't know, I'm torn. But as Phoenix said, the actions of CoE and his puppet in the North Pacific should be commended/condemned based on their nations actions, not their controller. Seems like they're just trying to get a badge on a raider nation again.

I feel he's been around and active enough to consider it with the things he's done, but the things he's done have only benefitted a select group of people and not the majority of the world.

Probably gonna reject.

I vote for badges cuz who doesn't want a cool badge? I want a cool condemned badge.

Allemeine II wrote:Your nation was founded on 3/14/2017.

You must be some kind of wizard. Thank you

GawHool wrote:You must be some kind of wizard. Thank you

No, it's just using the Boneyard --> page=boneyard

A new month means a new Forester environmental agenda. If you are interested, it can be found below. Please remember that these are merely suggestions and bits of information! If you do not wish to participate,Forester black ops will not throw you in Tree Gulag! If you have any questions or thoughts, please feel free to TG my main (Turbeaux)!

Dairy and plant milk awareness:

“A 2018 study by researchers at the University of Oxford showed that producing a glass of dairy milk results in almost three times more greenhouse gas emissions than any plant-based milk and it consumes nine times more land than any of the milk alternatives. (Land is required to pasture the cows and grow their feed, which the animals belch out in the form of methane.)

Dairy contains cholesterol and human bodies can produce it by themselves so the added cholesterol is definitely unhealthy! Also, keep in mind that dairy's vitamin D is added artificially.

However, vegan options have drawbacks of their own...

Less preferable alternatives:

Unfortunately, “almonds require more water than any other dairy alternative, consuming 130 pints of water to produce a single glass of almond milk.” Additionally, “satisfying continual demands for larger almond crops is also placing unsustainable pressures on US commercial beekeepers. Nearly 70% of commercial bees in the US are drafted every spring to pollinate almonds. Last year, a record number –over one-third of them– died by season’s end as a result of these pressures and other environmental threats.”

Most coconuts grown for their milk lead to deforestation (“Between 2007 to 2014 rainforests in Indonesia were clearcut at the rate of three acres every minute to make way for coconut palm trees.”) and unfair labor practices (coconut pickers are often paid less than a dollar a day). Fortunately, Fair Trade certified organic coconut products are more environmentally and socially sustainable.

Rice grown for milk consumes massive quantities of water. Also, bacteria growing in rice paddies emit large quantities of methane (a greenhouse gas far more potent than carbon dioxide). In addition to these issues, rice milk is nutritionally empty compared to other plant milks.

Preferable alternatives:

Hemp and flax milks are produced in such small quantities that they do not have significant environmental footprints.

Hazelnuts grown for milk are wind-pollinated, sequester carbon (temporarily), and are grown in naturally moist areas.

Soy grown for milk has very low environmental and social footprints if it is grown organically in the US or Canada. If a soy milk’s origin is unlabeled or specified as being sourced from a tropical country, there is a high chance that rainforest was cleared to grow soybeans that were used to produce it. Read the container! Additionally, soy milk is very healthy and its consistency is quite dairy-like. Fears of its endocrine disruption potential are baseless unless it is consumed in far greater quantities than a human could manage. Also, animal milk is full of animal hormones that are far more likely to cause endocrine disruption than the hormone-like substances that are present in soy products. As a matter of fact, these substances are healthy for most women.

Oat milk has a very small environmental footprint as most oats used for milk would otherwise be used as animal feed. One problem with oat milk is glyphosate contamination but certified glyphosate-free brands are available.

I have made almond and soy milk from scratch and I highly recommend looking into it rather than sticking to premade commercial plant milks. All you need is water and a mesh bag.

All plant milks are preferable to dairy, so there is no need to focus on the details unless you want to be as environmentally responsible as you possibly can!

In addition to milk awareness, I encourage everybody to consider planting a vegetable garden after the last frost occurs in your location! It is a wonderful way to bond with your food and the outdoors. It also provides an obvious use for compost. If you plant a garden, it will be good for your physical and mental health. Also it is a way to develop more self-sufficiency, so any survivalist friends or family will approve even before you share your produce with them!

Thank you for reading this dispatch and happy February from Forest and Turbeaux!

Reference (that cites additional references): https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/28/what-plant-milk-should-i-drink-almond-killing-bees-aoe

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Goddess relief office and Tiku

GawHool wrote:You must be some kind of wizard. Thank you

You're welcome.

I just got a warning for a telegram I sent.

Can't repeat it on the factbook because of swearing, but I forgot about it, so when I read what they highlighted I died laughing... Hahahahaha

Particle, Goddess relief office, and Pookyvania

Vrolondia wrote:I just got a warning for a telegram I sent.

Can't repeat it on the factbook because of swearing, but I forgot about it, so when I read what they highlighted I died laughing... Hahahahaha

Did you make a typo and accidentally insult someone? I can't imagine you getting a warning ever..

Thembria SSR wrote:Did you make a typo and accidentally insult someone? I can't imagine you getting a warning ever..

There are no accidents. Only freudian slips.

Goddess relief office

Vrolondia wrote:I just got a warning for a telegram I sent.

Can't repeat it on the factbook because of swearing, but I forgot about it, so when I read what they highlighted I died laughing... Hahahahaha

Ooooo that makes me curious. Is it a 4 letter word?

The nCOV is getting serious. Everyone please protect yourselves and wash hands and wear face masks, especially if you live in a large city. This is a public health crisis. I think tomorrow I'm gonna drive to work to avoid public transport even though that will delay my go-home time.

Thembria SSR: I'll respond to an earlier post of yours. I happen to think condemns are easier to pass, so long as they are written by neutrals and not "self-condemns" written by invaders. However though they are easy to pass, neutrals usually don't have enough info to write good proposals.

Goddess relief office wrote:The nCOV is getting serious. Everyone please protect yourselves and wash hands and wear face masks, especially if you live in a large city. This is a public health crisis. I think tomorrow I'm gonna drive to work to avoid public transport even though that will delay my go-home time.

Stay safe GRO!

Goddess relief office wrote:Ooooo that makes me curious. Is it a 4 letter word?

It was, indeed, a 4 letter word. Vaguely about doing something unpleasent involving a cactus.

I then made the mistake of reiterating in a second telegram, in graphic detail, about the proper order of steps in which they should proceed to light a cactus on fire, and stick it up their butt.

Regretfully I am unable to utilize the telegram feature for the next 24 hours.

Vrolondia wrote:It was, indeed, a 4 letter word. Vaguely about doing something unpleasent involving a cactus.

I then made the mistake of reiterating in a second telegram, in graphic detail, about the proper order of steps in which they should proceed to light a cactus on fire, and stick it up their butt.

Regretfully I am unable to utilize the telegram feature for the next 24 hours.

Ah, well I thought you were warned for "Meat Sweats"

Vrolondia wrote:It was, indeed, a 4 letter word. Vaguely about doing something unpleasent involving a cactus.

I then made the mistake of reiterating in a second telegram, in graphic detail, about the proper order of steps in which they should proceed to light a cactus on fire, and stick it up their butt.

Regretfully I am unable to utilize the telegram feature for the next 24 hours.

HAA! man it makes me wonder what they did for you to feel the need to tell them to go squeak themselves with a flaming cactus..

Also we have a really good chance of snow on Wednesday.. saying possible 3-5 inches of ice and snow.. I don't want to get my hopes up and be disappointed like the last two failed snow chances..

9 hours ago: The Pink vibes of RiderSyl arrived from Osiris.

EEP a SylSyl!

Vrolondia wrote:It was, indeed, a 4 letter word. Vaguely about doing something unpleasent involving a cactus.

I then made the mistake of reiterating in a second telegram, in graphic detail, about the proper order of steps in which they should proceed to light a cactus on fire, and stick it up their butt.

Regretfully I am unable to utilize the telegram feature for the next 24 hours.

That might be a new feature. I have swore in a telegram before and didn't get a warning. It might be because you did it twice.

Allemeine II wrote:That might be a new feature. I have swore in a telegram before and didn't get a warning. It might be because you did it twice.

I actually censored it out with stars in place of the word, leaving only the first letter. The swearing really isn't the issue, the issue was that it was flamming a WA mass telegram for a since rejected commendation on ridiculous grounds, and the author decided to report it.

The telegram ban didn't come until after I got the warning and decided to send another telegram, which also contained no swearing, but explicit instructions on how to perform human-cactus relations because I thought it was absolutely hilarious the mods put into the warning "there are far more rule abiding ways to express your disagreement with WA proposals than telling the authors to

'f*** yourself with a cactus'"

Vrolondia wrote:I actually censored it out with stars in place of the word, leaving only the first letter. The swearing really isn't the issue, the issue was that it was flamming a WA mass telegram for a since rejected commendation on ridiculous grounds, and the author decided to report it.

The telegram ban didn't come until after I got the warning and decided to send another telegram, which also contained no swearing, but explicit instructions on how to perform human-cactus relations because I thought it was absolutely hilarious the mods put into the warning "there are far more rule abiding ways to express your disagreement with WA proposals than telling the authors to

'f*** yourself with a cactus'"

I mean, they're not wrong.

The shadow republik

Vrolondia wrote:I actually censored it out with stars in place of the word, leaving only the first letter. The swearing really isn't the issue, the issue was that it was flamming a WA mass telegram for a since rejected commendation on ridiculous grounds, and the author decided to report it.

The telegram ban didn't come until after I got the warning and decided to send another telegram, which also contained no swearing, but explicit instructions on how to perform human-cactus relations because I thought it was absolutely hilarious the mods put into the warning "there are far more rule abiding ways to express your disagreement with WA proposals than telling the authors to

'f*** yourself with a cactus'"

yeah im going to have to agree with Gamhound on this one

Vrolondia wrote:I actually censored it out with stars in place of the word, leaving only the first letter. The swearing really isn't the issue, the issue was that it was flamming a WA mass telegram for a since rejected commendation on ridiculous grounds, and the author decided to report it.

The telegram ban didn't come until after I got the warning and decided to send another telegram, which also contained no swearing, but explicit instructions on how to perform human-cactus relations because I thought it was absolutely hilarious the mods put into the warning "there are far more rule abiding ways to express your disagreement with WA proposals than telling the authors to

'f*** yourself with a cactus'"

HA! That's meaner than anything I've ever said! and i'm a psychotic dictator!

Vrolondia wrote:I actually censored it out with stars in place of the word, leaving only the first letter. The swearing really isn't the issue, the issue was that it was flamming a WA mass telegram for a since rejected commendation on ridiculous grounds, and the author decided to report it.

The telegram ban didn't come until after I got the warning and decided to send another telegram, which also contained no swearing, but explicit instructions on how to perform human-cactus relations because I thought it was absolutely hilarious the mods put into the warning "there are far more rule abiding ways to express your disagreement with WA proposals than telling the authors to

'f*** yourself with a cactus'"

Oh, I see. I give you points for originality.

So what about the changes in Gawhool?

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