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The Confederacy of Bartoninghamborough

Noxious Air wrote:I never did get the whole "don't eat pigs" thing. Is there something about the hoofs that make it inedible? Seems to me this is multicultural; I think it is not eaten by Jews, Muslims, and in some African peoples (if I can believe what I read in "Roots"). I'm guessing that the ancients got the correlation between eating pigs and developing trichinosis.

Myself, I think it's rather tasty to consume the occasional pig.

About the hoofs, in Leviticus a pig is prohibited because it needs split hooves and it needs to chew its cud, but the pig doesn't chew it's cud so it's not kosher.
I was one time watching a video on Halal and they said Muslims believe "you are what you eat" so maybe that explains why they don't eat pork.

The Confederacy of Pigs Sheep and Wolves

Noxious Air wrote:

Myself, I think it's rather tasty to consume the occasional pig.

Dis is turning into a hostile environment dere. Please, have a little respect for da feelings of your co-regionists here.

After all, we don't let dem wolfs talk about how tasty dey would find you.

(In the distance) *AaaoooooowwooooooOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooh!*

I told you guys, we don't talk about dat!

The Fried Head of A Down and Dusky Blonde

“You’d be surprised how many people violate this simple principle every day of their lives and try to fit square pegs into round holes, ignoring the clear reality that Things Are As They Are.” - The Tao of Pooh

The Warrens of Panther

Pigs Sheep and Wolves wrote:Dis is turning into a hostile environment dere. Please, have a little respect for da feelings of your co-regionists here.

Now, this is what a hostile environment looks like:

https://i.imgur.com/V7Pdqqn.jpg

We're not talking about any Day of the Triffids here, just the natural process of predator-prey relations here on our planet. The purpose of swine is to become pork, and that's simply the way of things. This is all above board, even officially sanctioned by Mother Nature herself. Of course, you may be skeptical because of which side of the equation I happen to fall upon, but I assure you I bring no bias to this discussion. Here, I have a song for you that will explain it better than I can in prose:

Circle Of Life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GibiNy4d4gc

Hebrewbible

"Thus said Ben-hadad: Your silver and gold are mine, and your beautiful wives and children are mine."

-1 Kings 20:3

The Windy Kingdom of Noxious Air

For your pleasure, Crossing the Bar, by Alfred Lord Tennyson:

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have cross’d the bar.

The Ducktator of Johanneslanden

Noxious Air wrote:I never did get the whole "don't eat pigs" thing. Is there something about the hoofs that make it inedible? Seems to me this is multicultural; I think it is not eaten by Jews, Muslims, and in some African peoples (if I can believe what I read in "Roots"). I'm guessing that the ancients got the correlation between eating pigs and developing trichinosis.

Myself, I think it's rather tasty to consume the occasional pig.

iirc (i.e. how someone explained it to me once but i haven't fact-checked), there's a whole load more diseases can be passed from pigs to peeps than other common food animals. It isn't such an issue now, but it would have been in the societies those cultures/religions appeared in - hence the desire to steer clear of pig meat in favour of safer alternatives.
I imagine that animals which "chew the cud", and so digest the same food multiple times, will have gotten rid of the bacteria carrying the disease.

Post self-deleted by Republic of Sernia.

The Fried Head of A Down and Dusky Blonde

“The Christmas presents once opened are Not So Much Fun as they were while we were in the process of examining, lifting, shaking, thinking about, and opening them.” -The Tao of Pooh

Hebrewbible

And in the ninth year of his reign, on the tenth day of the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar moved against Jerusalem with his whole army. He besieged it; and they built towers against it all around.

-2 Kings 25:1

And in the ninth year of his reign, on the tenth day of the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar moved against Jerusalem with his whole army. He besieged it; and they built towers against it all around.

-Jeremiah 52:4

The Pen Gwyn of South Pacific Information Center

Everyone always asks, "Why a Duck?" But no one ever asks, "How is a duck?"

The Marx Brothers - Why a Duck?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHMrLpDHXc0

This important message brought to you from the South Pacific Duck Council. This evening, ask yourself: Why not a duck?

The Fried Head of A Down and Dusky Blonde

“‘Rabbit’s clever,’ said Pooh thoughtfully.

‘Yes,’ said Piglet, ‘Rabbit’s clever.’

‘And he has Brain.’

‘Yes,’ said Piglet, ‘Rabbit has Brain.’

There was a long silence.

‘I suppose,’ said Pooh, ‘that that’s why he never understands anything.‘”

-The Tao of Pooh

The Windy Kingdom of Noxious Air

Since Taoists believe in harmony with nature, inner peace, and all that good stuff, do they believe in "free love," that is, friends with benefits?

The Fried Head of A Down and Dusky Blonde

Noxious Air wrote:Since Taoists believe in harmony with nature, inner peace, and all that good stuff, do they believe in "free love," that is, friends with benefits?

Why not?

The Confederacy of Bartoninghamborough

I was sent a telegram by Mikeswill for some international artwork reason I'ma just leave the telegram there in my telegram box

via NationStates

The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill

Bartoninghamborough wrote:I was sent a telegram by Mikeswill for some international artwork reason I'ma just leave the telegram there in my telegram box

See you in the trade game!
This is going to be Fun!

M

The Confederacy of Bartoninghamborough

Mikeswill wrote:See you in the trade game!
This is going to be Fun!

M

Got it!

-Bartoninghamborough

via 10000 Islands

The Federative Dual Monarchy of Wille-Harlia

Greetings from 10000 Islands! Our diplomatic staff are pleased to present the latest regional report, highlighting XKI news and events from September. To view the report dispatch in full, please follow this link. Furthermore, we invite you to learn about TITO activities throughout the month of September in our latest TITO Update Report. To view the report dispatch, please follow this link.

The Imperial Republic of Republic of Sernia

Yay!! I won a Bikini award!! Just one thing though, South Pacific Information Center, you accidentally put the year as 2020, instead of 2021.

The Pen Gwyn of South Pacific Information Center

Republic of Sernia wrote:Yay!! I won a Bikini award!! Just one thing though, South Pacific Information Center, you accidentally put the year as 2020, instead of 2021.

Oh but it looks just fine to me... 😛 (Thanks for pointing that out, fixed)

I wasn't going to make a big deal about the N-Day results this year, as we were knocked out so very early and not so many folks actually ended up participating in the event. But here's the awards dispatch, for those that might be interested, with the updated results:

Bikini Awards
For outstanding performance in service to the region on N-Day

2019
The lepearchauns
Bria wores bobba
Maowi
Panther
Johanneslanden
NorgiestoileckylockJ
Densaner

2020
AAmericanium
Densaner
Garetolia
Holly United
Johanneslanden
NorgiestoileckylockJ
Panther
Toerana iii

2021
Fordinhan
Johanneslanden
A small rock off maowi
NorgiestoileckylockJ
Panther
Republic of Sernia

Occipital Awards
For outstanding performance in service to the region on Z-Day

2019
The lepearchauns
Maowi
Panther
Johanneslanden
Densaner
Noxious Air

Golden Bikinis
The coveted Golden Bikinis are awarded to the nation the region considers contributed the most to each event.

Densaner

2019

Panther

2020

A small rock off maowi

2021

Read dispatch

(If you participated in the event and I've left your name off, please just reach out and let me know. I usually do end up forgetting someone, as it's difficult to keep track of amidst all of the chaos of the day)

Hebrewbible

Everything in water that has no fins and scales shall be an abomination for you.

-Leviticus 11:12

The Fried Head of A Down and Dusky Blonde

“The play-it-safe pessimists of the world never accomplish much of anything, because they don’t look clearly and objectively at situations, they don’t recognize or believe in their own abilities to overcome even the smallest amount of risk.” - The Tao of Pooh

The Kingdom of Rongorongo

South Pacific Information Center wrote:
Oh but it looks just fine to me... 😛 (Thanks for pointing that out, fixed)

I wasn't going to make a big deal about the N-Day results this year, as we were knocked out so very early and not so many folks actually ended up participating in the event. But here's the awards dispatch, for those that might be interested, with the updated results:

Bikini Awards
For outstanding performance in service to the region on N-Day

2019
The lepearchauns
Bria wores bobba
Maowi
Panther
Johanneslanden
NorgiestoileckylockJ
Densaner

2020
AAmericanium
Densaner
Garetolia
Holly United
Johanneslanden
NorgiestoileckylockJ
Panther
Toerana iii

2021
Fordinhan
Johanneslanden
A small rock off maowi
NorgiestoileckylockJ
Panther
Republic of Sernia

Occipital Awards
For outstanding performance in service to the region on Z-Day

2019
The lepearchauns
Maowi
Panther
Johanneslanden
Densaner
Noxious Air

Golden Bikinis
The coveted Golden Bikinis are awarded to the nation the region considers contributed the most to each event.

Densaner

2019

Panther

2020

A small rock off maowi

2021

Read dispatch

(If you participated in the event and I've left your name off, please just reach out and let me know. I usually do end up forgetting ]someone, as it's difficult to keep track of amidst all of the chaos of the day)

Congratulations to those who participated.

The Imperial Republic of Republic of Sernia

I have just declared war on Brancaland. My armies are already marching.

The Warrens of Panther

Republic of Sernia wrote:I have just declared war on Brancaland. My armies are already marching.

"Blame Brancaland! Blame Brancaland!
With all their beady little eyes
And flapping heads so full of lies
Blame Brancaland! Blame Brancaland!
We need to form a full assault-
It's Brancaland's 's fault!"

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