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Hey, Aren’t We (here on SOLVED) Already A Micronation, Kinda?

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May 3, 2017 in Fun & Humor ☻ by Virginia (6,514 points)
edited May 3, 2017 by Virginia

Because look, no less an authority than Wikipedia states…”Micronations can exist in various forms, including on land, at sea and in outer space; online, and in the minds of their creators”…!

We already have a currency, because whatever the coin of the realm is, my profile states I already have 454 of ‘em…

Plus we even have titles, I know because my profile designates me to be LOUDMOUTH…

Rooster and Hitman are interested in military stuff, they could be our designated defenders-at-arms. Marianne and O’Tink are good at economics and history, they can be Chancellors of our Exchequer…Darkest Serenity our (sniff) spiritual advisor…Cameron would like to see more members, he and Kninjanin can be the Ambassadors of Good Will. Dan a talented administrator, obvious choice for Prez...Angela and Ladyhorse our health care administrators...etc., etc. And we have NO national debt! 

http://www.ihavesolved.com/34299/will-the-micronations-within-be-recognized-by-the-the-future

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_micronations

7 Answers

TheOtherTink May 3, 2017

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'Twere a source of unending elation,

To join in our OWN micronation.

Though micro indeed,

And of minuscule breed,

That's just FINE; here's my toast and libation:)

Virginia TheOtherTink May 3, 2017

omg I forgot about the Poet Laureate ... !!!

TheOtherTink TheOtherTink May 3, 2017

:D

Virginia TheOtherTink May 3, 2017

...not to mention the Official Micro-National Mixologist!

TheOtherTink TheOtherTink May 4, 2017

:D :D

Ladyhorse May 3, 2017

Thank you, Virginia, for the honorable mention...here's a reason to be concerned about hearing loss: Hearing Loss is Now Linked to Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia. According to several major studies, older adults with hearing loss are more likely to developAlzheimer's disease and dementia, compared to those with normal hearing. Further, the risk escalates as a person's hearing loss grows worse.

Virginia Ladyhorse May 3, 2017

Glad to see you, Ladyhorse! And oh, the hearing loss...devastating enough, in and of itself, difficult to cope...

Ladyhorse Ladyhorse May 3, 2017

Turmeric works...a lot of what we are eating affects our hearing and turmeric can correct it. The medical profession is saying one thing and some could be very true but after twenty plus years of thinking I was always hard of hearing...I started taking turmeric for another reason (inflammation from what I had eaten) and it seemed to "open up" my ears. Even my hubs noticed a difference. Only trying it will prove it. 

Virginia Ladyhorse May 3, 2017

Ladyhorse, I can't quite recall everything, but seems tumeric is good for lots of things? I had some when I lived in Iowa, and I think...was it India? Where it is known quite as tonic in many respects, maybe Ayurvedic medicine? Anyway that is quite interesting, thank you...

Ladyhorse Ladyhorse May 4, 2017

Turmeric is reported to dissolve amyloid plaque in the brains of lab animals. That plaque is what was found in Alzheimer's patients after they died.

Angela_Anthony May 3, 2017

Works for me! I'm in!

Virginia Angela_Anthony May 3, 2017

Overtime for you, Angela as medical officer, but should be fun...

Hitman May 3, 2017

I'll always have a soft spot for this site, so yes! We need to declare a micronation! Now e just need our own flag! 

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Virginia Hitman May 3, 2017

Oh the flag is (sniff, snuffle, snort) ... pure beauty, Hitman!

TheOtherTink Hitman May 3, 2017

Lol, between the pot and the puckertinis (each one with about 3 shots), we'll be perpetually stoned:D

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Virginia Hitman May 3, 2017

O'Tink, I noticed that in your recipe for Pixie Dust Puckertini...no unnecessary dilutions with superfluous mixers there!

Do you know if that is really a drink that people really, um, drink?

Rooster Hitman May 3, 2017

@ Virginia, that's my boy. Like Father, like son. :D

Virginia Hitman May 3, 2017

Rooster, you had mentioned your son was on this site, I did not know it was Hitman well he is clearly an artist, here!

Rooster Hitman May 3, 2017

@Virginia: At least he didn't cuss all over the place for a change! :D

Virginia Hitman May 3, 2017

Rooster, ;) your son may be feeling quite mellow, 'bout now...myself I do not indulge any more but I DO recall them days...

TheOtherTink Hitman May 4, 2017

@ Virginia,

Yes, it is a real cocktail, but tbh, I've never tried it. :D

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/59667/pixie-dust-puckertini/

Virginia Hitman May 4, 2017

Well, O'Tink...maybe I will accept as my own niche in our micronation, in addition to the title of LOUDMOUTH, maybe I can be the official Puckertini taster!

TheOtherTink Hitman May 4, 2017

@ Virginia,

I tried mixing up 1 oz vodka, 1/2 oz applejack brandy, a dash of angostura bitters, and 1/2 teaspoon of Grenadine syrup. Not bad... (hic)  :)

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Virginia Hitman May 4, 2017

Well O'Tink just to show how seriously I have gone all official here, it's been HOURS ago now that I put triple sec and sour apple schnapps onto my shopping list...should get the job done tomorrow...

btw, your little Tinker Bell really does seem to be enjoying this question...really getting into the spirit of things!

TheOtherTink Hitman May 4, 2017

@ Virginia,

OK, we'll be looking forward to your report as Official Puckertini Taster.

And yes, Tink did get quite high.  I always try out my concoctions on her first. :D

As you know, I'm the Other Tink, the evil twin, a brunette.  :) :D

Virginia Hitman May 4, 2017

Oh, and I just took a closer look...she is all in black and red, even has a skull in her lil fingers...this is clearly quite serious here! ;)

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Marianne Hitman May 6, 2017

@T(h)ink

Just a little toasting pause

to highlight our common cause!

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(... but we might need a staining clause!)

or

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Marianne Hitman May 11, 2017
Virginia Hitman May 11, 2017

Marianne, I like all of your botany suggestions...and I still remember the first time I ever saw the "shame" plant you mention...it was all over the Volunteer Park conservatory in Seattle, Washington!

Plus Ladyhorse tells us that tumeric is very good for you...jacaranda grows in Jamaica, very beautiful and such a lovely name too...and both here in the Washington State raincoast and in Iowa also, there are wonderful species of Quercus! 

Ginger tea I drink every morning, having a cup right now! We have a species of wild ginger here in these great temperate forests of Western Washington; I know the Native Americans used it, but not sure whether it is harvested now...

Marianne Hitman May 11, 2017

That is indeed interesting, as the family of the Zingiberaceae is a big one.

But I don't know about a wild species of ginger native to North America, but various species are cultured, in many parts of the world, of course.

The conventional ginger is Zingiber officinale:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginger

But you might have a similar, native plant from another plant family? Or is it American ginseng (Araliaceae)?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_ginseng

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panax_trifolius


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginseng


Yes, the "Shame Plant" is really weird. And rows of blooming Jacaranda trees are a colourful sight.


Virginia Hitman May 12, 2017

Hi Marianne,

Our wild ginger here on the Pacific raincoast is Asarum caudatum...

Once fifty years ago I had a book on our local ethnobotany...how native folk used the various plants...very powerful healing herbs here. When I was a child, Native Americans could cure things the physicians could not do much, such as asthma; I don't think that kind of knowledge is even around anymore.

But, here is the ginger...blooming right now, strange little flower, but beautiful heart-shape leaves, and quite fussy as to its location.

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Marianne Hitman May 12, 2017

@Virginia

Thank you, Virginia; this is interesting; as I can see, it is the same family as black pepper, for instance, the Piperales

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piperales


I looked into more information:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asarum_caudatum


:) 


Virginia Hitman May 12, 2017

Marianne, I have always loved this plant...so beautiful...I spent teen years and much of my adulthood too, roaming the forests of Western Washington. 

I think of Switzerland and green and verdant and fertile also, perhaps somewhat like Western Washington State? Is that how you became interested in botany?

Marianne Hitman May 13, 2017

@Virginia

Lol - I think that mountain landscapes can look rather similar:

image (near Zernez)

or

image Mont Collon, Valais

or

image Creux du Van, Jura

But on your side, you have much more free space, which has not been affected by the urban sprawl.

The "other side" of "comfort":

image Coira (Chur, Coire), Grisons

As to the most fertile regions, the "region of the three lakes" is, probably, the most known:

image "Three Lakes' Region"


Virginia Hitman May 13, 2017

Beautiful Marianne...the land is certainly telling a story in the layers of the Creux du Van, Jura!

Marianne Hitman May 14, 2017

Well, there's not much in English on-line, at first sight, regarding the geological strata of the Jura.

I got only this very short info:

http://www.nagra.ch/en/geologyofswitzerland.htm


Virginia Hitman May 14, 2017

Marianne, I thought the link gave a great deal of information in just a few sentences...I had no idea Switzerland was undersea several times...but that certainly explains the Jura layers!

I lived on Mt. Baker in Washington State for twelve years, where there is also fascinating geology, Mt. Baker (3286 m) being a somewhat inactive volcano, nevertheless it is still steaming! I could not really find the photo I was looking for online, but Chowder Ridge is a shoulder on Mt. Baker, quite high up; and it was named CHOWDER because of all the fossil clams you find there...from bygone days undersea!

* Special note: In 1998, the year I moved there, Mt. Baker was officially proclaimed the snowiest place on Earth...LOTS of snow that year, it did not melt in the foothills until the following March!

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Marianne Hitman May 15, 2017

@Virginia

A breathtaking sight, and the geological pattern, created by the plate tectonic activities is very similar - only the sense is different:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geology_of_the_Alps

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geology_of_the_Rocky_Mountains

:)

As to the volcanoes, the most known cluster of inactive volcanoes in Europe is situated in the Auvergne region:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha%C3%AEne_des_Puys
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and the list of European volcanoes is surprising:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_volcanoes_in_Europe
https://www.volcanoes.org.uk/active-volcanoes-in-europe.html
Virginia Hitman May 15, 2017

Marianne, I did not know of the Chaine des Puys...beautiful, their last eruption around 4040 BC!

I did not understand all of the geology, but I did learn the Mediterranean Sea is a remnant of an ocean that once lay between Africa and Europe...

And yes, the volcanoes, I was surprised to see them listed in Bulgaria and Romania!

Thank you Marianne

Marianne Hitman May 15, 2017

You're very welcome, Virginia.

Our whole life is a learning process.

:)

Rooster May 3, 2017

I'm in on this too! Always liked it here and have never been bothered since the elections! One person kept me away for a while but either Hitman or the election drove him off. So I guess Trump is good for something anyway! Nice people here and Marianne's jokes always get me. Yep! A micronation would be cool! 

Virginia Rooster May 4, 2017

Rooster, was someone harassing you here? About Trump? Or was it just kinda ongoing irritation like they have on aMug?

Rooster Rooster May 4, 2017

@ Virginia: Naw, he wasn't harassing me but he was just a pain asking and answering all of his own questions. I think all of his Hillary and Trump questions were mainly to bug Tink and Hitman. I just didn't like him and he was a pain. I try to stay out of politics as much as possible. Hitman felt more strongly about it than I did.

Virginia Rooster May 4, 2017

Rooster I have noticed that you stay out of politics...and I will tell you, yes there IS so much invective...pointless, useless. 

However, for myself I appreciate when people can give their point of view clearly, logically. Here on Solve, for example, I learn a great deal from OtherTink because she has different experience, different views, from mine. NEVER was I a flaming liberal, but I don't like the current GOP either.

* * *

I do remember political questions on aMug, where I would be soundly corrected if I gave the "wrong" answer! I did soon learn, with that person, to indeed just stay out of it...so I think I understand your reluctance!

_ May 3, 2017

lolz  @ Spiritual Adviser 

I'm glad you're happy on here Virginia and at home in your Micro nation with your New and Old friends. Such a Positive attitude is an attractive quality and I know because of the Energy I feel flowing through this site now , that more will join this growing Community and see it as a Little Retreat. Kudos to many of you for kicking Life into Ihavesolved and thank you because I know Blood , Sweat and Tears goes into this site having worked so closely with my friends Dan & Amber. :)


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 , have a Lovely evening Virginia ...........Ser

Virginia _ May 3, 2017

's beautiful, Ser!

Marianne _ May 6, 2017

@Serenity

Wow - image

Marianne May 6, 2017

Lol - that is a great idea, Virginia! :)<3

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Making our small e-nation ?

That implies the germination

of a pristine incarnation,

basing on a combination

of ideas and fascination;

let's celebrate the emanation

with T(h)ink's foamy inclination!

 

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:D:D



Virginia Marianne May 6, 2017

Oh Marianne you are not only a fine Chancellor of Exchequer, you are clearly talented for the Official Designated Cartographer!

Marianne Marianne May 6, 2017

Lol - thank you, Virginia - I am afraid that I have only done the search on-line; unfortunately, I cannot share any more own pictures directly from my computer, as it was formerly the case.

But I added a rhyming exercise to make up for my lack of inspiration - and the interruption due to an unexpected chat - and then to an expected connection problem - lol.

:)




Virginia Marianne May 6, 2017

Oh Marianne, now you have THREE offices in the micronation...Ch.Exchequer, Cartographer, and co-Poet Laureate, both you and O'Tink superb poetry!

TheOtherTink Marianne May 6, 2017

@ Marianne and Virginia,

Here is my suggestion for a micronational anthem:

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There is a most bless'd micronation,

Whose people, with warmth and elation,

Will post all their stuff

Without rancor or guff,

To sustain their proud nation's pulsation.

(to be sung to the tune of Hickory, Dickory, Dock)

Virginia Marianne May 6, 2017

Dear Marianne, I dunno about anybody else, but I am just fainting away overcome with the beauteous pulchritude of such anthemic verse!

TheOtherTink Marianne May 6, 2017

:D :D :D

Rooster Marianne May 7, 2017

I love it ! :D :D :D 

TheOtherTink Marianne May 7, 2017

:D :D :D

Marianne Marianne May 10, 2017

@Virginia

Oh dear Virginia - so much praise

causes a happy thought to raise,

but words are stuck - I don't know how -

and just smile with a silent bow.

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Marianne Marianne May 10, 2017

@T(h)ink

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:):D

Marianne Marianne May 10, 2017

@Rooster

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:):D

TheOtherTink Marianne May 10, 2017

@ Marianne,

Bitt' schön:)

Virginia Marianne May 10, 2017

Aw Marianne, yw (sniff...) ;)

Marianne Marianne May 10, 2017

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:angel::D

Marianne Marianne May 10, 2017

It was my pleasure, Virginia.

:)<3

Virginia Marianne May 10, 2017

"You are welcome"

"It was a pleasure to me"

"The pen does not write"...???

@Marianne...Snoopy?

Marianne Marianne May 11, 2017

@Virginia

Actually, it was for T(h)ink (some variations for Bitteschön or Bitt'schön!)- she knows German very well; but you are doing fine too - lol.

Correct (I am amazed), and Snoopy is for all of us - lol. I am wondering: do you have German roots?

:)



Virginia Marianne May 11, 2017

Marianne, no I have no German roots...not officially, anyway...I used Google translate.

However when I was young, I was taken with Goethe and learned just enough German to read a few of his simpler poems in the original.

* * *

Also, once I dreamt in German, crying out in German language...even I did not understand myself. I asked a friend to translate; this is one of the reasons I tend to accept reincarnation!

Marianne Marianne May 11, 2017

@Virginia

Wow, that is amazing.

But don't rely too much on the automatic on-line translators, check the vocabulary in some good on-line dictionary - it helps if you use several, for instance:

http://www.dict.cc/english-german/nice.html

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-german/wonderful

https://dict.leo.org/englisch-deutsch/

http://de.pons.com/%C3%BCbersetzung/deutsch-englisch

And - learning a language involves the vocabulary and the grammar:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_grammar

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