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 Trout Fishing Sector in Forest
The World Census conducted frenzied haggling with fishmongers in order to determine which nations have the largest fishing industries.
As a region, Forest is ranked 8,839th in the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
|1.||The Glorious Islamic Caliphates of Mushir Khayr ad-Din Barbarossa||Psychotic Dictatorship||“*guttural noises*”|
|2.||The Big Trout Energy of Sapnu puas||Compulsory Consumerist State||“Disclaimer: Pibb Zero is actually underwhelming”|
|3.||The Rapture of Pixies on Toadstools||Benevolent Dictatorship||“Ooooh! said Fanny, shivering with delight.”|
|4.||The Queendom of Thorvel||Authoritarian Democracy||“In the name of God, On guard !”|
|5.||The Free Land of McClandia||Democratic Socialists||“The cats are spies!”|
|6.||The Black Friday Remnants of Mountain Ash Forests||Left-Leaning College State||“Once were the tallest trees in the world.”|
|7.||The Confederacy of Pelopan||Democratic Socialists||“Strong like the mountains, rich like the valleys.”|
|8.||The Retail Therapy of Consumer Engineering||Compulsory Consumerist State||“Will that be on credit?”|
|9.||The Republic of Armenico-Myordas||New York Times Democracy||“*Shrimp Catching intensifies*”|
|10.||The Mirage Island of Valenverio||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Bask in the chaos and seek proof of your existence.”|
Last poll: “Shall we create embassies with Evergreen Conifer, the official successor region of Conifer?”
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Forest Regional Message Board
A believe their wis a study dun an the restults where that plants don't feel pain like animals but they do have sum sort o conscious as they respond tae music (a cannae rember how tho). With ma moral code a wid leave it an let it fall doon an leave it fir the wee beesties (insects) tae eat, as chopin it doon might also be killin/starvin the fugus (sum fungi are parasitic).
See, I looked there cause I'll totally pay, but I cannot see a "add to cart" anywhere unless I've gone blind.
That's a line, aka a trend. Stick a QED in it folks, were done. Now, where'd I put the Twinkies...
It helps when economic factors -- produce cooked at home is cheap -- are the primary motivation.
It also helps to really like oatmeal cause you'll be eating a crapton of it :D
To be fair, cardboard is basically cellulose, of which I eat absurd amounts.
With blueberries. That's the trick.
Had a Beyond Burger a while ago. Thought the texture and taste was more like sausage.
So a local coffee shop sold me a Beyond egg and sausage sandwich, which is basically perfect unless you're a vegan.
I suspect the sodium is still through the roof, but I'll bet many people cannot tell the difference.
I have read Animal Liberation, and loads of other Singer works. I honestly don't see how Veganism necessarily follows from any of them. Veganism is a morally absolutist position, where as Singer (at least when he wrote Animal Lib) approached the problem from a consequentialist perspective.
Thus, he concludes that most animal agriculture and scientific testing is unnecessary and immoral, but he cannot absolutely condemn all such practices, as in principle there can be some situation where the consequences justify them. He's going to hold your feet to the fire to demonstrate that justification, but he'll hear you out. By contrast, a Vegan will reject the notion of justification from the start, as an inherent and insurmountable rules violation (don't use sentient species as a means, period)
In most day to day concerns, he's effectively a vegan, but in philosophical terms, that's a clear line in the sand.
So yeah, how one reads Animal Lib and arrives at a morally absolutist position...is bizarre. Someone wasn't reading very carefully.
EDIT: or, to be more fair, Animal Lib was a popular work that just assumed all the dry and boring philosophical stuff as given. Reading that philosophical stuff first, to establish the proper context, would help.
I assumed the same thing about Dawkins' The God Delusion, so when I actually read it, the good stuff was all in the first two chapters and seemed more like personal incredulity than any serious case against God or even religion in general. The rest of the book was... fluff, just fluff.
Just to clarify, I'm not being critical of Animal Liberation. I simply don't think it's even trying to make the case for Veganism. It's making a case for 1) consequential ethics, and 2) that the vast majority of animal agriculture and scientific testing is immoral on consequentialist grounds.
That Vegans will also reject the use of animals is a coincidence, not proof that Animal Lib is a Vegan work.
So it's not that surprising if it fails to make more Vegans, and honestly, I think, surprising if it does. There is nothing I've read in Singer i'd call "fluff."
...Veganism is a morally absolutist position...[/quote]
There would not be cardboard without plants. It looks like you have some cognitive dissonance to work on.
It's my understanding from what I read in The Hidden Life of Trees that cutting a tree does not necessarily kill it. Sometimes the forest will keep "dead" trees and even stumps alive, through shared root systems and fungi and bacteria that convey nourishment. I know it sounds absurd, and I have no proof, but that's what the author said, and their proof sounded pretty solid to me. It's worth thinking about anyway. I recommend the book - it's very engaging and entertaining as well as informative. I listened to the audio version as I was walking in the forest, and it's totally changed how I see the trees.
Strictly speaking, the nutrient content of most plants is generated by photosynthesis, which means as a vegetarian I'm technically solar powered.
The Council of Jutsa has voted AGAINST the current WA resolution at vote, par request of the creator of said proposal. We hope Forest, and in particular Ransium, will do the same, despite our confidence that it's probably too late and that a repeal will most likely be necessary for the desired modifications to take place.
Also hi everyone <3
Just unfollowed an Instagram meme page after the guy running it made 10 posts in a row that were more or less mocking Kobe’s death. Each had about 300 likes.
The ability for people to shut off all empathy and emotion for haha funnies and internet points that mean nothing is astounding.
I don’t see the point of keeping alive diseased trees. It’s not like they’re sentient and they can be a pretty big health hazard depending on what type of infection they have.