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10KI Update - October 2019

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10000 Islands Emissary Update

Date: October 2019
Population: 1177
Delegate Endorsements: 298
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com/
Discord: https://discord.gg/mw27pug
Twitter: https://twitter.com/the10000islands
 
TITO Command

Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Commander-in-Chief: Markanite.
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame.
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), Twobagger, Mingulay Isle.
~Executive Officers: Aschente, Hakketomat.
 
Government
As of this report’s publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~WA Delegate: Kuriko
~Senior Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): HumanSanity
~Senator for Himes West (RP): Flemingisa
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): United Royal Islands
~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Aschente
~Minister of Immigration: Sargon Reman
~Minister of Education: The Tasmanian Islands
~Minister of Labor: Paffnia

-Following the coup of The East Pacific by Fedele/Scardino, Delegate Kuriko issued the following statement: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1270303
-Some of you are getting this update for the first time! We are excited to announce new embassies with Lazarus, Hartfelden, and a re-opened embassy with The East Pacific! HumanSanity has been dispatched as Emissary to Lazarus, Aschente to Hartfelden, and Hakketomat to The East Pacific. Our new emissaries look forward to meeting you all!
 
WA Affairs
The Council of Nine has recently opened the position of World Assembly Secretary to be tasked with recruiting and assisting aspiring WA authors, providing information to Islanders about WA proposals, and conducting international outreach for WA proposals. Markanite has named Sargon Reman our inaugural WA Secretary and he has named Mingulay Isle as the inaugural Deputy WA Secretary. Congratulations to them both! We're excited to see what this new office will do.
Hiring here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread...-announced and here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread...ppointment

Additionally, thanks to my new Deputy Senator, THX1138, we have a new section covering WA votes in 10000 Islands! It will briefly cover WA resolutions and 10000 Islands' regional vote on each.

Oct 18, 2019 GA Ban on Sterilisation of Minors etc: A brief resolution to prevent, in all member nations, the sterilization of minors or incompetent persons without the approval of an independent Institutional Review Board, that deems it necessary for the health of the individual.
Author: Imperium Anglorum
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread...minors-etc
Regional vote: For 0 | Against 8
Delegate vote: Against (weight 293)
Final WA vote: For 10295 (77%) | Against 3128 (23%)
Result: Passed Oct 21, becoming GAR#472

Oct 22, 2019 GA Responsible Land Management: A comprehensive replacement for the recently repealed GA #432 'Preventing Desertification', suggesting measures for nations to take to reduce the effects of sapient impact on the environment, and specifically on the overuse and wear and tear on soils.
Author: Refuge Isle
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread...management
Regional vote: For 9 | Against 3
Delegate vote: For (weight 296)
Final WA vote: For 11330 (77%) | Against 3404 (23%)
Result: Passed Oct 25, becoming GAR#473

Oct 26, 2019 GA Financial and Economic Education: A safeguarding resolution outlining the specific forms of education a nation must provide to better inform inhabitants about the economic workings of their nation, and their responsibilities within it.
Author: Imperium Anglorum
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread...-education
Regional vote: For 3 | Against 9
Delegate vote: Against (weight 297)
Final WA vote: For 11415 (84%) | Against 2183 (16%) Result: Passed Oct 29, becoming GAR#474

Oct 27, 2019 SC Repeal: Condemn The Black Hawks: An effort to repeal SC#52, citing its inferiority to a second, standing condemnation against the same region, and bringing into question some of the assertions made in the target.
Author: Tinhampton
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread...lack-hawks
Regional vote: For 10 | Against 9 | Delegate's Prerogative 3
Delegate vote: For (weight 297)
Final WA vote: For 2202 (18%) | Against 10258 (82%)
Result: Failed to pass

Oct 30, 2019 GA Promoting Natural Sciences in Schools: A resolution to mandate, and in some cases subsidize, the education of sciences throughout the WA, in an effort to generate a fact-based understanding of the natural world.
Author: Kenmoria
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread...es-schools
Regional vote: For 6 | Against 2
Delegate vote: For (weight 301)
Final WA vote: For 13290 (91%) | Against 1244 (9%)
Result: Passed Nov 3, becoming GAR#475
 
Around the Islands
-Minister of Labor Paffnia has hosted the regional Poet Laureate contest this October - the theme was fright! Congratulations to poetry extraordinare Aersoldorf on his victory! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread...test-10-19 and here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread...contest-10
-Taco Island Charities has opened up a time capsule. In one year it will be opened, and if enough nations survive then a million tacos will be split between everyone who put an item in! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread...me-capsule
-XKI keeps NationStates relative time, and this October we entered NS Year 300! Welcome to the fourth century! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread...s-year-300
-This month, Lyonnesse East Senator United Royal Islands is hosting the House Cup and Shield contest - a periodic recruiting event between XKI's Great Houses. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread...-fall-2019
-URI also hosted a prolific posting competition won by Houses Louisistan and Echolilia, with individual awards going to HumanSanity and URI. See contest here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread...ng-contest and results here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/post/1706988/thread
-With new technological breakthroughs on thermionic desalination technology, Mortimer Report payouts based on the regional shop are higher this month for some items. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread...h-oct-2019
-Chief Executive Markanite posted a message to commemorate Empire of Power Annexation Day here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread...xation-day
-Recruiting was at a steady hum in 10000 Islands in October. Escanaba was top recruiter once again, but this time Minister of Immigration Sargon Reman gave him a run for his money. Thanks to Naba, Sargon, and everyone else who pitched in!
-In celebration of the spooky Halloween holiday, Chief Executive Markanite has started a scavenger hunt! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread...ooktacular
-BUT don't get too comfortable, little bitty ghosts are coming to attack and steal our candy! They've already popped up in our main discussion board and at a political rally! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread...ack?page=1
-Haivon has been named Featured Nation by the Ministry of Education. Congratulations! http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread...To=1711532
-The 110th TITO Knight, Sargon Reman, has a new statue that has been added to the Hall of Heroes courtesy of Marxist Germany. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread...To=1710483
-For a more... surf's up take on regional events, feel free to check out Jabberwocky's The Mad Surfer. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread...tober-2019

The region has benefited from a significant number of new arrivals, and this has increased RMB activity exponentially over the last months. October saw open discussion on a variety of topics, from the true nature of Fascism to the merits of abortion. In this section, a curated collection of some of the best posts of the last month:

- First up, this excellent post by Finalanswer Archive in the context of a larger discussion around capitalism versus socialism, and wage equality: https://www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=36612720
- A cheeky and humourous post from the NS mods, who made quick work of removing an unwanted and offensive guest: https://www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=36668824
- A dark secret revealed by nation 1984 Commune: https://www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=36680269
- An even darker secret revealed by Evil Dictators Happyland: https://www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=36691807
- Jabberwocky, always with the existential questions: https://www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=36791063

Regional Poll of the month asked who played the best Catwoman: https://www.nationstates.net/page=poll/p=148619
 
Meet a Nation
We're adding another new feature! Each month, I'll sit down with one of our regional members so that everyone can get to know them a little bit better. This month I sat down with Republic of Tikistan, the 98th Knight of TITO!

HS: How did you originally hear about NationStates?
Tiki: I saw it in a message board of general stuffs
HS: When you signed up what were you expecting?
Tiki: I thought its gonna be about making my nation and laws and government and such
HS: How has that differed from why you've stayed around?
Tiki: I didn't know there will be a lot about acting with other nations and also I didn't know there is gonna be regions
HS: What specifically about "regions" and XKI specifically attracted you initially?
Tiki: I like to react with other ppl and also I like to be a defender. TKI is specially active.
HS: And what keeps you coming back day-in and day-out to play?
Tiki: Counting threads are fun also I like Tito Knights missions but I am using a app now and missions are hard to do. Probably I'm gonna not use the app soon.
HS: What would you say is your proudest accomplishment in NS?
Tiki: Being a TITO knight
HS: What is the time you've laughed the hardest playing this game? The time this game has upset you the most?
Tiki: Woonsocket made me laugh a lot but I can not remember 1 time only. I got little bit upset when people accused that I am a invader.
HS: Do you have anyone that you'd consider like a mentor to you in NS? Why and what did they do for you?
Tiki: Yes Woonsocket When I got a question always I tell him also he told me how I better do TITO missions and such.
HS: Do you have any goals in NS that you're working towards that you haven't accomplished yet?
Tiki: I wish I will get 100 battle stars but it is little bit slow now because I am using my phone for posting and it is harder to do missions on my phone.

Thanks all for reading! Until next month!
 
-HumanSanity and THX1138, Senator and Deputy Senator for Blue Canaria North, your 10KI Update staff
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