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by Dagnia
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:23 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Religion v. The Nation
Replies: 149
Views: 2729

I'm an American citizen and a Rodnover (pre-Christian Slavic paganism). I consider both current US citizens of all races and other Slavs (both those in Slavic nations today as well as those of at least half Slavic descent in other countries) to be my nation or tribe and subscribe to the pre-Christia...
by Dagnia
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:10 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Alcohol Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 2937

1.) Are you drinking tonight or did you drink last night, and if so how much? No and no. Usually a shot of Krupnik (honey liquor) before bed, but it's not available where I am so I'm simply doing without. I'll definitely have at least one drink tomorrow and probably several on Saturday. 2.) About ho...
by Dagnia
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:38 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: How does your nation treat the homeless?
Replies: 237
Views: 4855

Homelessness is almost non-existent here. Those who want homes but can't pay for them are given council housing, which is a bit spartan but safe and clean, sometimes even furnished. Those who don't want homes and pose no danger or nuisance to others are allowed to go their way. Those who do pose a d...
by Dagnia
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:25 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Are poor people at fault for their condition?
Replies: 146
Views: 3611

It really depends on the person and their circumstances. We are responsible for our own actions, but we don't live each in our own universe unaffected by the actions of others. An alcoholic who gambles and drinks every paycheck has no one but himself to blame. The factory worker whose job leaves for...
by Dagnia
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:40 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: SCOTUS Sides With Baker in LGBT Wedding Cake Case
Replies: 1735
Views: 23287

Even as a gay man who hopes to marry some day, I was strongly in favor of the baker. Legally, I never thought the plaintiff had much ground to stand on. It's not like that Kentucky marriage license clerk, who rightfully went to jail, thinking she could legislate something from her desk and deny peop...
by Dagnia
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:37 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Socialism in YN
Replies: 100
Views: 1492

Are there Socialist sympathies in your government?: Yes, there are a few elected socialists in office. Are there Communist sympathies in your government?: Absolutely not, a communist could never get elected. Are there Anti-Socialist sympathies in your government? Yes, Dagnia is still primarily a ca...
by Dagnia
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:34 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: What country are you based on?
Replies: 507
Views: 10918

A pan-Slavic state in space
by Dagnia
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:17 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Official ideology of your nation?
Replies: 94
Views: 2229

National Capitalism is the ideology of our ruling party. It is essentially libertarianism for most things within the country, but things start getting really restrictive when it involves foreign trade or immigration. This is a compromise between the totally libertarian capitalist Liberal Democratic ...
by Dagnia
Fri May 25, 2018 7:05 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: How is your Education System structured?
Replies: 47
Views: 2197

All Dagnian education is private though it may be partially or totally subsidized by the prefecture one is in. Though there was little in the way of mandatory standardization in the beginning, various for and non-profit organizations have arrived at a pretty flexible system that is a good fit for th...
by Dagnia
Fri May 25, 2018 1:19 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Computers in YN.
Replies: 34
Views: 872

Are computers a thing in your nation? Yes What was the first computer in YN? When was it built? The one that was on the first ship to land on the main habitable planet in our solar system was the first ever in our nation. The first computer developed by a Dagnian company was a handheld communicatio...
by Dagnia
Wed May 16, 2018 8:13 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Poor yet Conservative: Is it Rational?
Replies: 230
Views: 4087

In addition to the many interesting arguments for and against it being rational above, one must ask "what type of conservative?". When we talk about both liberals and conservatives (at least in the US), we're talking about a pretty wide range of ideologies given there are millions of issue...
by Dagnia
Tue May 08, 2018 8:30 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: YN’s Religion
Replies: 86
Views: 1642

Though officially a secular state, most people follow Dagnian Rodnovery, a nature/ancestor-worship religion with several gods.
by Dagnia
Sun May 06, 2018 11:02 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Your nation's international relations?
Replies: 61
Views: 1577

Being a thousand years into the future and having settled about a third of the galaxy at this point, relations with existing Earth nations are pointless. However, the galaxy was settled largely along national/ethnic lines, though there are some where people from many different nations settled for id...
by Dagnia
Sun May 06, 2018 10:33 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Why do you believe in religion?
Replies: 1312
Views: 20399

Ultimately, I believe in a deity because it explains things that not only science doesn't seem to have an answer for, but a professor of astronomy actually said "you can't ask that" (things like what was before the big bang, what's after the edge of the universe). I was actually an Ayn Ran...
by Dagnia
Thu May 03, 2018 7:45 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: /pol/ hijacks NASA poll because black women were in it
Replies: 429
Views: 7143

On /pol/ right now, they're blaming (or cheering) someone from /g/. It serves NASA right in a way because there is no good reason a website in 2018 should be vulnerable to SQL injection. As for the girls themselves, I really can't say I care. The goal is noble, but how they plan to filter out ionic ...
by Dagnia
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:30 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Most Dangerous Part of YN
Replies: 30
Views: 595

With little crime to speak of, all of our dangerous places are natural. The most dangerous place is likely the Littorn peninsula on the west side of our largest continent. It has three super volcanos and hundreds of other vents of various types. Though the whole planet is very geologically active, t...
by Dagnia
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:52 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: A Very Serious Topic
Replies: 143
Views: 4179

I used to wipe sitting down, and if the sink was next to the toilet, I'd always get the toilet paper wet. After a trip overseas where they have these hose attachments on the toilet for squirting a jet of water up your bum, I hunted for something similar because I never felt so clean back there. For ...
by Dagnia
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:17 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Highest ranking woman in YN?
Replies: 248
Views: 5275

Currently, our Vice Chief Executive, Alina Żukovskaja , is the highest ranking woman in the country. In the past, there were Chief Executives who were women.
by Dagnia
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:21 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Should luxury goods exist?
Replies: 81
Views: 1017

They should exist, but their wastefulness should be offset by something that does some good. I would have no problem with bringing back the luxury tax in the US, which we had for all things until 1993 and on luxury cars until 2002. I agree though that an outright ban on luxury goods would be a bad t...
by Dagnia
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:48 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Jobs and occupations
Replies: 267
Views: 3870

As a kid, I had a lot of ambitions including pilot, Egyptologist, doctor, and lawyer. When I first went to college, I went for a journalism degree and wanted to also be a novelist. A lot of people said I had talent and I even got published in a few places, but I lost interest and dropped out when a ...
by Dagnia
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:53 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Benefit of Slavery
Replies: 943
Views: 10959

I have to wonder, what labor shortage? Until I moved to the west coast, I thought stories of tent cities were just overblown stories people from back east told about the things they saw to supplement their otherwise mundane story about seeing the Space Needle or the Golden Gate Bridge. In Seattle, I...
by Dagnia
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:47 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Scoville Heat Scale
Replies: 214
Views: 2736

For a while I grew my own Habaneros. Just a few plants produced enough to get me through the year. When cooking for other people I rarely used more than maybe a quarter of one for the whole dish, but I could use a whole for myself. Aside from the heat, they have an interesting flavor of their own. W...
by Dagnia
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:31 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Best City for a World Capital
Replies: 384
Views: 6377

New York or London would be most likely. Other places that might make the shortlist for a number of reasons (financial importance, a history of neutrality, hosting a lot of international stuff, and things along those lines) would be Geneva, Brussels, Vienna, Paris, Dubai, Rome, Tokyo, and Singapore....
by Dagnia
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:42 am
 
Forum: Arts & Fiction
Topic: What books would you like to see adapted to screen?
Replies: 84
Views: 2020

Any fiction by Isaac Asimov, including a I, Robot which needs to be redone since the last one was basically just a cringy advertisement for Dos Equis beer and Converse shoes. Same for Stanisław Lem. Solaris has never been given the treatment it deserves with the film versions always focusing too muc...
by Dagnia
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:50 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts on crossdressers?
Replies: 597
Views: 9550

I find it hard to conceive of an adult who likes wearing the clothing of the opposite sex yet has no other desire to be like the opposite sex, like a transgender person. Still, it has no effect on me, and I've even found drag shows entertaining, so I have absolutely nothing against it.
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