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lol... he never messaged me with any of that. It is a pretty dead place tho. I think we should start a CR region...maybe get a bit more activity that way?

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My latest progress report to the CR Council of Nations:

The United Socialist States of A Bazillion Choices is a huge, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its devotion to social welfare. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 308 million are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whoever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, liberal, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Social Welfare, the Environment, and Public Transport. The average income tax rate is 66%, and even higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising fourteen-year-old boys selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Prime commercial land is being swamped with archaeological teams, the wearing and manufacture of fur apparel is banned, billions of tab of acids are being poured into a space program, and anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is a serious problem, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. A Bazillion Choices's national animal is the cheshire cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the tab of acid.
A Bazillion Choices is ranked 16th in the region and 67,968th in the world for Largest Retail Sector.

:D :cool: :D
 

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The Dictatorship of Seventeenth is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its punitive income tax rates. Its hard-nosed, cynical population of 326 million are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Law & Order, with areas such as Social Welfare and Commerce receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 84%, and even higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising fourteen-year-old boys selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.
Children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces, dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws, the Navy has outraged the international community by sinking a boatload of refugees to prevent them reaching the shore, and pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are sold freely by the government. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Seventeenth's national animal is the pitbull, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the mark.

Seventeenth is ranked 7th in the region and 72,705th in the world for Nudest.

I fail to see why the world is outraged at my commands to my nations navy in my waters.....
 

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A Bazillion Choices is ranked 1st in the region and 10,005th in the world for Happiest Citizens.

Yes!! So happy here in my corner of the world. :)

You wanna know why? Beee-cuz:
Schoolchildren have twice-weekly sex education classes, the police have been reduced to using duct tape instead of handcuffs following further cutbacks, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents, and the government recently relinquished its monopoly on the mail service. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is a major problem, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. A Bazillion Choices's national animal is the cheshire cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the tab of acid.

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Ummmm Pathless, would the tabs feature Mr. Duck or Mr. Mouse? How might you illustrate the other denominations of tabs? Would there be a "bazillion" illustrations and denominations on tabs, or would one type of tab buy anything that one wished ?

Just thinking out loud. When one has a bazillion choices, increasing levels of thinking are probably inevitable. That might drive a good portion of the citizenry around the bend, or is that the whole point ?

May I be the Sec. of the Treasury ? Can I, huh, can I ...huh. huh, huh...can I ?

flow....:p
 

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I have arrived at our Comparative Nations thingy. I brought cookies, peanut butter AND chocolate chip. And then some with both peanut butter and chocolate chips--in the same cookie!! :eek: :eek: :)

Ummmm Pathless, would the tabs feature Mr. Duck or Mr. Mouse? How might you illustrate the other denominations of tabs? Would there be a "bazillion" illustrations and denominations on tabs, or would one type of tab buy anything that one wished ?

Just thinking out loud. When one has a bazillion choices, increasing levels of thinking are probably inevitable. That might drive a good portion of the citizenry around the bend, or is that the whole point ?

May I be the Sec. of the Treasury ? Can I, huh, can I ...huh. huh, huh...can I ?

flow....:p

Dear Flowperson,

The Illuminated Council of A Bazillion Choices has received your letter. Thank you for your concern. We are aware of problems with our currency. What started out as a sound economic system based on the Alice tab of acid, followed by Cheshire Cat tab of acid, the more potent, and then the introspection of the Mad Tea Party tab, is there an echo in here? At any rate, at about eight o'clock, as it were, the grass blew on the lawn, causing profound changes in the cosmology of our currency, which then rippled out into the very stream of time itself, forever forgiving any trespasses and debts in which our citizens may have incurred or occured in over time and space. We then settled in for several beers in order to take the edge off.

So while we appreciate your interest in the position of Treasurer, or Secratary to the Treasurer, or Secret Sacred Keeper of the Treasure Chest, whatever it was that you asked about, that position has been filled. Currently we are looking for a good chemist, though, if you are interested. Government employees do get a bit of a tax break.

Do you like taffy? It's stretchy and chewy.

Sincerely,
The Laminated Council of Spectral Acid Freaks Illuminating the Boring Bureaucracy of Bad Habits
Supreme Boffo Pathless, Presiding

Do have a nice day. :)
 

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REALLY, REALLY, REALLY. LMAO Pathless !!!

flow....:p

*sacred,secret, doubledouble secret secret, sacrosanct, ceremonial, alchemical, secretary of currency testing perhaps, maybe, puullleeeaaase?*
 

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Ok, now I know nothing about any of this online gaming or sims type community stuff which sounds like what is going on.

My only way to interact would be to send in my 14 year old son. He can build and play them all, so is the community kid friendly or should I just ignore this thread?
 

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Tao, I'm worried for you:

"anti-government web sites are springing up, anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper, and soldiers are slaughtered in their thousands due to lack of training. "

xD

I've got yer back.
 

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Dauer...Do you think the OF Corral would qualify as a ten acre nation ? We'd be partial to joining the CR group, but we wouldn't be very up for nation-state type competitive conflicts.

Have you read the Jennifer Nation novel ?

flow....:rolleyes:
 

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flow,

Hmm, a nation for the elderly. Sure. As a sign of goodwill between our countries I'll donate a shuffleboard court and instructors for water aerobics classes so you all feel comfortable.

I have not read the Jennifer Nation novel. I don't read much fiction lately. The only exception to that rule has been Kabbalah: A Love Story.

-- dauer
 

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flow,

Hmm, a nation for the elderly. Sure. As a sign of goodwill between our countries I'll donate a shuffleboard court and instructors for water aerobics classes so you all feel comfortable

-- dauer

Hey you young whippersnapper, you just might be surprised when I reach through your screen to check behind your ears for any remaining dampness. Elderly my voluminous backside !

Shuffleboard ? Water aerobics ?
Consider my offer of diplomatic de'tante null and void !

PFFFFFHHHHTTTT !

flow....:p
 
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