WA Delegate (non-executive): The United Mangrove Archipelago of Ransium (elected )
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Embassies: Yggdrasil, Refugia, Hippy Haven, Antarctica, Sunalaya, A Liberal Haven, Democratic Socialist Assembly, The Region That Has No Big Banks, Singapore, The Federation of Anarchist Communes, The Leftist Assembly, Conifer, Sonindia, The North Pacific, the South Pacific, the Rejected Realms, and 19 others.Philosophy 115, Eladen, International Democratic Union, Osiris, Winterfell, Antarctic Oasis, Texas, Canada, Union of Free Nations, 10000 Islands, Oatland, The Bar on the corner of every region, Haiku, Spiritus, Portugal, Europe, Conch Kingdom, Wintreath, and Futaba Aoi.
Regional Power: Extremely High
Today's World Census Report
The Largest Populations in Forest
The following nations have the greatest number of citizens.
As a region, Forest is ranked 11,831st in the world for Largest Populations.
|1.||The CUP-Eladeni Isocracy of Liberal Liberals||Left-wing Utopia||“Can't we all just get along? Eladen Rep”|
|2.||The Kingdom of The Black Forrest||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Where's Momo?”|
|3.||The Cool Temperate Rainforest of Errinundera||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Please leave meat, leather, guns & cars in bin provided”|
|4.||The Glorious Empire of Woolitania||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Lassen Sie mich Arzt, ich bin durch!”|
|5.||The Pristine Wilderness of Yeldan Nature Preserve||Democratic Socialists||“Let us return to the trees, my brothers!”|
|6.||The Epic Rolling Hills of Teraticus||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“tempus fugit”|
|7.||The Rapture of Pixies on Toadstools||Benevolent Dictatorship||“Ooooh! said Fanny, shivering with delight.”|
|8.||The United Mangrove Archipelago of Ransium||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Semper Virens”|
|9.||The Autonomy of Autonomousness||Left-wing Utopia||“In a mad world, only the mad are sane.”|
|10.||The Great Pine Forest of Karock||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Sure, whatever...Go For It”|
Last poll: “Shall we create embassies with Evergreen Conifer, the official successor region of Conifer?”
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- : The Red queens Fox Colony of ZOO288 departed this region for Confederation of Corrupt Dictators.
- : The Empire of Valkyristan departed this region for The Free Realms of Valhalla.
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- : The Empire of Valkyristan arrived from The Shadow Nexus.
- : The Cephalopodic Republic of Octopus Islands suppressed a post on the Regional Message Board.
Forest Regional Message Board
Anyone ever read Animal Liberation by Peter Singer?
A philosophy/atheism/and more recently veganism YouTuber I follows and used to have great time for and thought was an intellectual powerhouse recommended it in his 2020 50 books to read video. According to him on the basis of chapter one alone he became a vegan and he challenged his friends that he would buy them the book and they would also go vegan. Five of his friends accepted and became vegans.
I read chapter one with an open mind. I did not become a vegan. I know think yer man on youtube and his friends are actually weak minded fools. It was not the airtight philosophical justification for veganism that I had expected.
Insightful! It is awful that the food industry largely tramples the personal choice element! I encourage people to garden and eat homegrown fruits and veggies whenever possible! The American food system as a whole is broken:
"The US food production system uses about 50% of the total US land area, 80% of the fresh water, and 17% of the fossil energy used in the country. The heavy dependence on fossil energy suggests that the US food system, whether meat-based or plant-based, is not sustainable."--Pimentel, D., & Pimentel, M. (2003). Sustainability of meat-based and plant-based diets and the environment. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 78(3), 660S–663S. doi:10.1093/ajcn/78.3.660s
I suggest reading the entire article. Here is a link: https://sci-hub.tw/10.1093/ajcn/78.3.660S
I do, but I cannot survive by eating gravel.
I did actually read Animal Liberation in college (voluntarily, not assigned). And I stopped eating animals about the same time. I also thought a lot about Singer's idea of speciesism: "discrimination on the grounds that a being belongs to a certain species." Then a couple of years later I got really, really sick. After that I was just glad to be able to eat anything that didn't eat me first.
More recently, I read The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from A Secret World, by Peter Wohlleben (2016). Apparently, forests are ecosystems where the trees and their microscopic friends (fungi, etc.) engage in individual and collective defensive maneuvers, and interact in many other unseen ways. So McClandia and Armenico-Myordas are more right than they may realize.
There are actually people in Africa and in the far north who live almost exclusively on meat diets. They apparently get full nutrition because they eat the whole animal. I have not-so-distant ancestors who trapped and hunted most of their food in Alaska. I would have to be very hungry before I could kill an animal for food.
There are also many people in parts of the world who eat larvae, crickets, grasshoppers and ants. Makes me wonder how my nation’s people lost in the wilderness could possibly starve. Guess they get eaten by wolves... or vultures. Eventually we all become food for something, don’t we?
Also, as I recall in the above-mentioned restaurant the meat of the day (while still alive) was brought around and tried to persuade the diners to eat it. And I thought choosing live lobsters was too creepy.
Actually, if you consider petroleum a mineral, TEORICALLY you course live on gravel, or better say, minerale... there are various kind of rocks that contains near every elements you need, Just have to industrially produce vitamins, carbos, proteins and fat..