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Outre Space RMB

WA Delegate: None.

Founder: The Free Land of Bearzarro World

Last WA Update:

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Not just "out there", really "out there!"

This was created as a region for nations that don't feel at home elsewhere, maybe because they're too "strange" in some way to fit in well in other regions that they've tried, but is open anybody else who thinks that it might be interesting as well.
The founder is willing to listen to suggestions about future development.


Embassies: The Bar on the corner of every region, The Embassy, Hollow Point, The Great Universe, Trade Federation, Star Frontiers, Mathematic, Fredonia, The Pleiades, The Moderate Alliance, Monarchist and Democratic Alliance, The Cursed Continent of Lodoss, The Steakhouse in Nationstates, The Noodle Shop At The Edge Of Reality, Ancient, Yipmens Donut Shop, and 5 others.SECFanatics, Celestian Prosperity Sphere, Seblaria, The Planet X, and dehydrated water.

Tags: Casual, Egalitarian, FT: FTL, Fandom, Future Tech, Minuscule, Multi-Species, Outer Space, Parody, Post-Modern Tech, Silly, and Surreal.

Outre Space contains 5 nations, the 3,070th most in the world.

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Today's World Census Report

The Largest Gambling Industry in Outre Space

The World Census tailed known underworld figures in order to determine which nations have the largest gambling industries.

As a region, Outre Space is ranked 15,300th in the world for Largest Gambling Industry.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Community of DaxamCapitalist Paradise“We are us: You are not.”
2.The Yawning Shadow Play of Eldritch EmpyreanInoffensive Centrist Democracy“And with strange aeons even death may die”
3.The Empire of Vampire DaleksIron Fist Consumerists“Exsanguinate! Exsanguinate! EXSANGUINATE!”
4.The Armed Republic of Autonomous CyberTanksCapitalist Paradise“Was that YOUR city? Oh well, Meep/Bibbadeep/Bibbadoop”
5.The Free Land of Bearzarro WorldInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Goodbye”

Last poll: “"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." ”

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Outre Space Regional Message Board

Eldritch Empyrean wrote:Yeah, I hear that, too. It is a depressing state of affairs... A good friend of mine has been a teacher or working within the school system for around a decade now, and she believes we're in the midst of a big upheaval in the education system of the US. So, from that perspective, this is like a transition period, and there will be lots of stresses on the system, but hopefully we will emerge out the other side with something better (or, at least, different).

I sincerely hope it is. Education is one of the most important gifts and these days teachers spend more time with our kids than we do. That means they have a greater influence on their lives, so it's important that we give teachers the tools to help our kids.

Eldritch Empyrean wrote:Yeah, my experience is that it's about 90% patience. If you've got that, you can pick up the other 10% as you go. But as long as you can just gently put up with crap being dumped on you all day, and exude an aura of calm, that's most of the job.

Oh, that is definitely not me. Bless you for doing it!

Demoness wrote:Oh, that is definitely not me. Bless you for doing it!

"Know thyself" :P

Eldritch Empyrean wrote:Hah. Bearzarro World is truly a bizarro world. Issue writers are often some funny people.

I've had half a dozen issues accepted into use myself (although none of those ones were among them), as Bears Armed, and am working on more.
A large part of the fun in running this nation is the opportunity that it gives me to try options -- and even issues -- that my more serious nations wouldn't go near...

^_^

Bearzarro World wrote:A large part of the fun in running this nation is the opportunity that it gives me to try options -- and even issues -- that my more serious nations wouldn't go near...

Yeah, I understand that. I think the first 10 puppets I created were purely because I kept encountering issues that would allow other ways to run a nation. First a made a "good" nation that answered issues compassionately; then the reverse, a corrupt "bad" nation; then one dedicated purely to science and technology; then one to allow maximum freedom; then one that focused on the military...etc etc

I have just advertised the new poll in all of our embassy regions, except for Ancient which doesn't allow that, and in our thread in the NS 'Gameplay' forum.

Love the new poll, Captian America said that I believe

Christian Confederation wrote:Love the new poll, Captian America said that I believe

Benjamin Franklin :)

I did not create the poll, but here's a quite interesting article providing some context for Franklin's words:

https://www.lawfareblog.com/what-ben-franklin-really-said

The words appear originally in a 1755 letter that Franklin is presumed to have written on behalf of the Pennsylvania Assembly to the colonial governor during the French and Indian War. The letter was a salvo in a power struggle between the governor and the Assembly over funding for security on the frontier, one in which the Assembly wished to tax the lands of the Penn family, which ruled Pennsylvania from afar, to raise money for defense against French and Indian attacks. The governor kept vetoing the Assembly’s efforts at the behest of the family, which had appointed him.

So to start matters, Franklin was writing not as a subject being asked to cede his liberty to government, but in his capacity as a legislator being asked to renounce his power to tax lands notionally under his jurisdiction. In other words, the “essential liberty” to which Franklin referred was thus not what we would think of today as civil liberties but, rather, the right of self-governance of a legislature in the interests of collective security.

What's more, the “purchase [of] a little temporary safety” of which Franklin complains was not the ceding of power to a government Leviathan in exchange for some promise of protection from external threat ... The governor was accusing the Assembly of stalling on appropriating money for frontier defense by insisting on including the Penn lands in its taxes. And the Penn family later offered cash to fund defense of the frontier--as long as the Assembly would acknowledge that it lacked the power to tax the family’s lands. Franklin was thus complaining of the choice facing the legislature between being able to make funds available for frontier defense and maintaining its right of self-governance--and he was criticizing the governor for suggesting it should be willing to give up the latter to ensure the former.

In short, Franklin was not describing some tension between government power and individual liberty. He was describing, rather, effective self-government in the service of security as the very liberty it would be contemptible to trade.

Eldritch Empyrean wrote:Benjamin Franklin :)

I did not create the poll, but here's a quite interesting article providing some context for Franklin's words:

https://www.lawfareblog.com/what-ben-franklin-really-said

The words appear originally in a 1755 letter that Franklin is presumed to have written on behalf of the Pennsylvania Assembly to the colonial governor during the French and Indian War. The letter was a salvo in a power struggle between the governor and the Assembly over funding for security on the frontier, one in which the Assembly wished to tax the lands of the Penn family, which ruled Pennsylvania from afar, to raise money for defense against French and Indian attacks. The governor kept vetoing the Assembly’s efforts at the behest of the family, which had appointed him.

So to start matters, Franklin was writing not as a subject being asked to cede his liberty to government, but in his capacity as a legislator being asked to renounce his power to tax lands notionally under his jurisdiction. In other words, the “essential liberty” to which Franklin referred was thus not what we would think of today as civil liberties but, rather, the right of self-governance of a legislature in the interests of collective security.

What's more, the “purchase [of] a little temporary safety” of which Franklin complains was not the ceding of power to a government Leviathan in exchange for some promise of protection from external threat ... The governor was accusing the Assembly of stalling on appropriating money for frontier defense by insisting on including the Penn lands in its taxes. And the Penn family later offered cash to fund defense of the frontier--as long as the Assembly would acknowledge that it lacked the power to tax the family’s lands. Franklin was thus complaining of the choice facing the legislature between being able to make funds available for frontier defense and maintaining its right of self-governance--and he was criticizing the governor for suggesting it should be willing to give up the latter to ensure the former.

In short, Franklin was not describing some tension between government power and individual liberty. He was describing, rather, effective self-government in the service of security as the very liberty it would be contemptible to trade.

Cool

I’ve somehow managed to get this nation into the top 05% for ‘Most Cheerful’! Guess the people are just too stupid to know any better…

^_^

Bearzarro World wrote:I’ve somehow managed to get this nation into the top 05% for ‘Most Cheerful’! Guess the people are just too stupid to know any better…

^_^

Ignorance is bliss!

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