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Bacopa
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Founded: Jan 09, 2012
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Bacopa » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:32 am

Hardluck Ironclad - The Sinking and Salvage of the Cairo by Edwin C. Bearss
"I'm gonna play you something so funky you can smell it" - Buddy Guy

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Forlania
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Posts: 84
Founded: Feb 13, 2013
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Forlania » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:35 am

Re-started Gravity’s Rainbow.
Last time I started it and got halfway before a lot of IRL shit went down and it just fell to the wayside.
Already making pretty good progress back through it & have an even deeper appreciation for the style despite enjoying it a lot in the first place
This nation does in fact reflect my political views
My RYM

National Forlanian News: The Annual Hempfest in downtown Rickardo City got an unexpected visitor last night when Duke Rochoto showed up to pass out joints made from some of his own privately grown stock

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Bacopa
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Bacopa » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:53 pm

Her Majesty’s Wizard by Christopher Stasheff
"I'm gonna play you something so funky you can smell it" - Buddy Guy

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Bombadil
Powerbroker
 
Posts: 9253
Founded: Oct 13, 2011
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Bombadil » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:59 pm

Just started The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen - so far so good.
Eldest, that's what I am...Tom remembers the first raindrop and the first acorn...he knew the dark under the stars when it was fearless — before the Dark Lord came from Outside..

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Pax Nerdvana
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Founded: May 22, 2017
Anarchy

Postby Pax Nerdvana » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:14 am

Zkaza wrote:
Pax Nerdvana wrote:I'm rereading Xenocide by Orson Scott Card.


Best in the series imho.

It's almost as good as Ender's Game.
Patriotic centrist American, who is vaguely right leaning. I support the Bill of Rights. I have no loyalty to any party. Expand or die. That's how humanity works. Science fiction is the best genre. The solar system is ours for the taking. I am a male. You can't spell team without "me". I support the troops.
Call me Pax. I take things literally, being a literal person.
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TANSTAAFL
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The Macabees
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Posts: 3348
Founded: Antiquity
Anarchy

Postby The Macabees » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:24 pm

The Rise of Rome, Kathryn Lomas

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Nanatsu no Tsuki
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Founded: Feb 10, 2008
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:29 pm

Re-reading Lirael, by Garth Nix.
Code name: Ratatouille Strychnine
Also: THERNSY!!
Your story isn't over;֍Help save transgender people's lives֍Help for feral cats֍Stop the slow loris illegal pet trade
Cat with internet access||Heartless, strawmanner, Truscum, ''transgendered non-binary kawaii Chan'', flaming faggot and a d*ck. Kiss my paw?||No TGs
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Azlaake
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Posts: 103
Founded: Nov 27, 2018
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Azlaake » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:31 pm

Atlas Shrugged
by Ayn Rand
This Nation Represents My Political Views (MOSTLY), So Suck It Republicans!!!
These are my political views
And my political compass
AZLAAKE Needs You HOPE YOU LIKE CRANBERRIES
BERNIE (Or Biden) 2020 I Use NS Stats!! (Mostly, Anyways)
Imagine Scandinavian Ideologies, American Patriotism, Canadian Wilderness, And Tacos And Burgers Everywhere

PRO: Liberal Socialism, Democratic Socialism, Gun Restrictions, Leftist-ism, Democracy, Civil and Political Freedoms, Southpaw-ism, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden
NEUTRAL: Medical Marijuana, Contraception, Leftist Authoritarianism
ANTI: Libertarianism, Conservatism, Abortion, Polygamy, Rightist-ism, Anarchy, Fascism, Northern Jackaia, Trump

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Leskya
Secretary
 
Posts: 37
Founded: Jan 05, 2017
Democratic Socialists

Postby Leskya » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:51 pm

I and Thou by Martin Buber
People's Socialist Union of LeskyaFolkets Socialistiska Union LeskjaФолкетс Cоциалистиска Унион Лэскя
Modern socialist state in Northern Europe
WA Delegate of UNOE
OverviewEmbassiesPresident AkermanPeople's Chamber

Marxist, Freudianist, Reform Jew, M.S. in Psychology
Philosophical dichotomies
Political compass
8values
9axes

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US-SSR
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Posts: 673
Founded: Aug 02, 2018
Corporate Police State

Postby US-SSR » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:57 am

Homer's Iliad. See separate thread on how utterly boring it is.

R is for Rocket by Ray Bradbury.

On deck: Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton; Post Office by Charles Bukowski.
TOTAL EXONERATION! GREATEST PLACE ON EARTH! EMERGENCY!

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US-SSR
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Founded: Aug 02, 2018
Corporate Police State

Postby US-SSR » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:57 am

Azlaake wrote:Atlas Shrugged
by Ayn Rand


What ever for?
TOTAL EXONERATION! GREATEST PLACE ON EARTH! EMERGENCY!

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UniversalCommons
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Posts: 2205
Founded: Jan 24, 2016
Left-Leaning College State

Postby UniversalCommons » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:21 am

I am reading two books right now, The Astronaut Maker How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Spaceflight for Generation by Michael Cassutt. This is the story of George Abbey, an administrator for NASA. I am also reading Saving Community Journalism The Path to Profit by Penelope Muse Abernathy.

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Awesome Dudes and Dudettes
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Founded: Jun 15, 2017
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Awesome Dudes and Dudettes » Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:17 pm

fab by Howard Sounes, its a book about Paul McCartney
General Jakerson, President and Founder of The Federation of Awesome Dudes and Dudettes
Centrist Democracy
Against political extremes
[I use some NS stats, others are ridiculous] FTL Tech, Country set in 2078 [Unless RP says otherwise]
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Creslonia
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Founded: Oct 27, 2017
Democratic Socialists

Postby Creslonia » Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:19 pm

Currently reading Pet Sematary by Stephen King.
A level 18 civilization according to this index.
Compass: Economic Left/Right: -0.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.33
8values: https://8values.github.io/results.html? ... 3.8&s=80.0
16 Personalities: Logistician



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The Republic of Creslonia stands with the victims of the Christchurch shootings | Prime Minister Jack Wyodi pledges to send food, water, and medicine to southern Africa following Cyclone Idai | 'Doctor-Assisted Suicide for Terminally Ill Patients Bill' enters Parliamentary Committee of the Whole House - ethics and the image that this bill gives to suicide are expected to be the two main points of debate

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Catholic Britannia
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Posts: 15
Founded: Jan 10, 2019
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Catholic Britannia » Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:20 pm

Watchmen by Alan Moore

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East Gondwana
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 400
Founded: Jun 24, 2015
Left-wing Utopia

Postby East Gondwana » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:14 am

Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda.

Loved the movie but only just getting around to reading the book
PRO: LGBTI rights and liberation, social democracy, libertarian socialism, trade unions, Uluru Statement From The Heart, democracy, human rights, feminism, climate action and environmentalism, BLM/SOSBA, two-state solution

ANTI: capitalism, fascism, authoritarianism, communism (all kinds), Australian immigration policy, cops at pride, corporate 'activism', racism, fossil fuels industry, state violence

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Empowered Individuals
Political Columnist
 
Posts: 5
Founded: Jan 31, 2019
Democratic Socialists

Postby Empowered Individuals » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:09 am

I'm currently reading High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard

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The Grene Knyght
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Posts: 2928
Founded: May 07, 2016
Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Grene Knyght » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:19 pm

The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
     
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PRO: Socialism and Communism, Revolution, Left Unity.
NEUTRAL: Anarchism, ML-ism, reformism (to an extent).
ANTI: Capitalism, Liberalism, nationalism, left-sectarianism.
Portal Nationalist | Proletarian Moralist
Socialist Women wrote:Part of the reason you're an anarchist is because you ate too much expired food.
Claorica wrote:Go burn down Berkeley again.
2015 - x=-8.75, y=-6.56
2016 - x=-8.88, y=-9.54
2017 - x=-9.63, y=-9.90
2018 - x=-9.88, y=-9.23
2019 - x=-10.0, y=-9.90

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Eulanos
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Founded: Feb 20, 2019
Left-Leaning College State

What book are you reading?

Postby Eulanos » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:02 pm

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. It's about a magic school, but it's not like Harry Potter.
You receive a letter with a wax seal.

Close this at once, or else you will face great wrath from the overlording shih-tzu, who looks a lot like ᕦ໒( ᴼ 益 ᴼ )७ᕤ

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Northern Jackaia
Secretary
 
Posts: 30
Founded: Nov 30, 2018
Right-wing Utopia

Postby Northern Jackaia » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:04 pm

Bombs Away by Harry Turtledove
The Confederacy of Aligned Nations needs YOU!
I can make half-decent flags. TG me for one.
Yea: Pro Life, Gun rights, LGBT rights, Free speech, Trump, Capitalism, Conscription
Nea: Universal/affordable healthcare, Hillary, Socialism, Idiots.
This nation DOES reflect my political views for the most part

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The New California Republic
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Posts: 12777
Founded: Jun 06, 2011
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby The New California Republic » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:09 pm

From My Life by Erich Honecker.
Last edited by Friedrich Nietzsche on Thu Jan 03, 1889 13:05 pm, edited 999 times in total.

The Irradiated Wasteland of The New California Republic: depicting the expanded NCR, several years after the complete victory over Caesar's Legion, and the pacification and annexation of New Vegas and its surrounding areas.
Current President of The NCR: Aaron Kimball.
Current NCR Ambassador to The World Assembly: Colonel James Hsu, NCR Army (Ret.)
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Hystaria
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 459
Founded: Jul 04, 2018
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Hystaria » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:12 pm

Nuremberg trials, self explanatory.
A [Tier:9 Level:1 Type:9
Power Comparator: (see below)5.2, according to this index.

(Please quote me in forums to find your response, please, that would be nice.)
Trade with me, trade without Idelogys harming us, Money doesn't care what side you are on.
i swear my eternal service to the lasaga lord and wish to spread it to all i meet .
[spoiler= Official Allies]Bolkenia
Kowani wrote:Hystaria. They’re both edgy, but only one of them is a special kind of edgy.

I dont use NS states, I use factbooks.

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Elwher
Minister
 
Posts: 3062
Founded: May 24, 2012
Corporate Bordello

Postby Elwher » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:52 am

Robert Jordon - The Eye Of The World Yes, I have finally started the Wheel of Time series, wish me luck.
CYNIC, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision.
Ambrose Bierce

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Jolthig
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Posts: 11983
Founded: Aug 31, 2010
Democratic Socialists

Postby Jolthig » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:11 am

The Life and Character of the Seal of Prophets, Vol. I by Mirza Bashir Ahmad.
Your friendly Ahmadi Muslim NSGer, Jolthig; telegrams are welcome. Want my discord? Jolthig #9602.

OOC Links:

Want to know more about the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community?

Alislam.org
True Islam
Muslims For Peace

Other OOC links:

The Islamic Discussion Thread
My OOC Political Views
My Top 10 Favorite Bands

IC:

Factbook
This nation does not represent my RL political views.

Fan of various genres of both rock and metal
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Ahmadiyya Muslim (converted on November 15, 2016)
None.
Eternal Lotharia wrote:...

I NEVER WANTED TO BE A CRACKBABY!

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Geneviev
Powerbroker
 
Posts: 8411
Founded: Mar 03, 2018
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Geneviev » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:20 am

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

This book is becoming more true right now. Everyone should read it.
Give music to dementia patients
Bring music education back to schools
"When words fail, music speaks." -Shakespeare
"Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words." -Robert G. Ingersoll
Now 15 years old. Listen to music and have a nice day.

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