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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Democratic-Republican Party Convention, August 2014 on: August 29, 2014, 10:42:36 pm
Aye
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Federal Marriage Amendment (Debating) on: August 29, 2014, 10:40:34 pm
mah regional rights

Actually this is the opposite of regional rights, since this neanderthalic piece of trash (the bill in question) would forbid us from recognizing other unions (unless I'm misreading something here.)

Anywho,

3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What are you listening to right now? II on: August 29, 2014, 07:36:32 pm
Italo-Disco night

Take a Chance - Mr. Flagio
D.I.X.O - Brain
Talking to the Night - Brian Ice
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Swearing in of New Officeholders on: August 29, 2014, 07:27:30 pm
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: August 28, 2014, 11:35:49 pm
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Deez Girls Ain't Loyal Act

1. All criminal prohibitions in the Northeast on adultery are hereby repealed.
2. Nothing in this bill shall be construed to be pertinent to divorce lawsuits.
3. This legislation shall go into effect upon passage.
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Democratic-Republican Party Convention, August 2014 on: August 28, 2014, 11:30:53 pm
In addition to my previous amendments I'd like to propose one more:

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Economic and Social Freedom

We recognize that a robust, capitalist marketplace is vital to the Atlasian economy, and businesses will be a cornerstone of it for the foreseeable future. In order to foster a competitive economy, we support lessening taxation and regulation to allow business to create jobs and wealth. 

In addition, we see the advent of 3D Printers as the next step toward self-reliance, and look forward to a future where no one depends on any other for his own necessities. We will pursue policies to help expedite this.

We recognize that drones are a laudable technological advancement, and resolve to enable their proliferation in public society. We will seek to champion a 21st-century market that features commercial and recreational drones.

We acknowledge the need for publicly funded services in certain areas of society. However, we believe that these services should be, whenever possible, funded by direct user-fees rather than out of a general fund. We believe that a user-fee-based system of funding allows public services to be funded more efficiently and more fairly. We support eliminating most welfare programs in exchange for a basic income guarantee.

The Democratic-Republicans believe in maximizing individual liberty and creating a voluntary, choice-based society. Cultural norms and folkways should be enforced at one’s discretion, rather than by legislative fiat. We oppose giving married couples preferential treatment over singles, and will work to pear down special benefits that they are afforded. We will also pursue alternative solutions to the status quo of legal marriage. In instances where the government is involved, we support equitable treatment. No institution should give preferential treatment to heterosexual couples over LGBT couples, or polygamous unions. So long as state-sponsored recognition is granted to unions, we support expanding recognition to polygamous and/or incestuous couples.

We believe in the free expression of ideas. While Atlasians are not in danger of censorship or political imprisonment, there is still a pressing threat: copyright law. We support loosening copyright restrictions, as well as relaxing the draconian penalties that accompany it.

Individual Liberty

The Democratic-Republicans strongly believe that it is immoral for one individual to initiate force against another. In many cases, theft, deceit, and extortion can be as punitive as bodily harm. While we recognize that there is a need for restitution in such circumstances, we are also cautious of overzealous penalties motivated more by spite than efficacy. Handcuffs are neither a panacea nor a band-aid to most criminal-justice problems.

We oppose mandatory minimum sentencing and defer to judges and parole boards to make the proper decision. We recognize that there is often an institutional bias against the defendant in most cases, and wish to strengthen the rights of the accused. We also support increased proliferation of dashboard cameras.

We generally support the legalization of victimless crimes. If an action or activity doesn't constitute aggression against another human being, we believe that individuals ought to be allowed to engage in it, even if some find it morally objectionable.

We believe this especially with regards to drug policy. We commend the Senate’s recent law with regards to drug reform. We support additional efforts to decriminalize hard drugs, and encourage the use of safe-injection sites. We endorse an effort to pear back the current regulatory statute to allow for more independent microbreweries and independent cultivation of soft drugs. We support increased funding toward existing safe injection sites and the establishment of new ones. Decades of government drug policy that has stood athwart reason and compassion is to blame to some degree for the proliferation of diseases and "dirty needles," and the onus is upon the government to try and remedy the situation.

Free Institutions

The Democratic-Republican Party rejects the notion that bigger is always better. Some in Atlasia would have us believe that we can solve society's problems simply by enlarging the size of government, political jurisdictions, and so forth. We deny this, and recognize the need for a careful balance of power between larger entities and smaller ones.

This is especially true in the context of political parties. There are two lines touted in Atlasia: one, that small parties are essential to the health of Atlasia, and the other, that a clear-cut division between two parties will best foster competition. We believe that neither axiom exists, and that Atlasia is largely dependent upon the individuals participating in it. We oppose efforts to curtail the legal entity of smaller parties.

anybody alive in this biatch
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: August 28, 2014, 11:14:15 pm
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Criminal Justice Modernization Act of 2014

Section 1:
1. The purchase age for beer, wine, and spirits is set to sixteen years of age.
2. There shall be no minimum age of consumption for alcohol so long as a designated parent or guardian of the consumer is present. In instances where the respective parent(s) or guardians of the consumer are not present, the age of consumption is established at 16.
3. The offense of purchasing alcohol for those under sixteen years of age is defined as a misdemeanor, and shall be punishable by a fine not in excess of $300.

Section 2:
1. The purchase age for Psilocybin Mushrooms, Dimethylytyptamine, Lsysergic acid diethylamide, MDMA, Mescaline is set to sixteen years of age.
2. The offense of purchasing the aforementioned substances for those under sixteen is defined as a misdemeanor, and shall be punishable by a fine not in excess of $300.

Section 3:
1. There shall be no criminal penalties for the recreational use if any other psychoactive drugs not mentioned in this bill, regardless of their legal status.
2. This legislation shall go into effect upon passage
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: August 28, 2014, 08:02:34 pm
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Sanity in Seizures Act
Section 1:
1. Northeastern Regional police departments shall be entitled to no more than 25% of proceeds from criminal or civil forfeiture.
2. Remaining funds from criminal or civil forfeiture cases shall go either to the Northeast Regional Government or the Federal Government, pursuant to the Supremacy Clause.

Section 2:
1. This legislation shall go into effect upon passage.
2. All criminal and civil legislaton thenceforth passage shall be subject to this legislation.
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: August 28, 2014, 08:01:01 pm
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Return to Normalcy Act

1. The People's Defense Against Distracted Driving Act of 2012 is hereby repealed.
2. Fort Lee, NJ's prohibition on texting while walking is hereby repealed.
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: August 28, 2014, 08:00:29 pm
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Freedom of Speech Reiteration Act

Section 1:
1. Upon passage of this legislation, Northeastern public classrooms shall no longer recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
2. In memoriam of the Supreme Court's ruling on Scott v. The Northeast, teachers may opt to play "Tacky" by Weird Al Yankovic before class on November 21st, at their discretion.

Section 2:
1. The Northeast Voluntary Prayer Act is repealed upon passage of this legislation.
2. Students in Northeastern public schools may still pray during lunch and/or recess hours, as applicable.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Antonio V vs Blurred Lines lawsuit on: August 28, 2014, 05:49:00 pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blurred_Lines#Marvin_Gaye_lawsuit
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: Amendment to the Smoking Age Standardization Act (At Final Vote) on: August 27, 2014, 10:39:09 pm
Aye
13  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Scott vs Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction on: August 27, 2014, 10:14:31 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITy6DZ1adtA
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE2:I don't even know how much I really made, I forgot, it's a lot Act(Debating) on: August 27, 2014, 06:27:50 pm
Dallas, why do you want an extension on this? It seems like a pretty straightforward fix to me.

Amending the budget template is a very big deal. It should deserve additional scrutiny, even if the proposed fix seems simple enough IMO. We can use the additional time to perhaps conceive other reforms that ought to be lumped in with this.

Besides, unless I'm mistaken, we won't have enough time to put another bill in this slot for debate so we may as well draw this out - though it seems I've been overridden.

Anywho, I vote AYE although this might've merited more discussion.
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE2:I don't even know how much I really made, I forgot, it's a lot Act(Debating) on: August 25, 2014, 07:09:03 pm
Can we get an extension on this? It's fairly important and I'm not sure that we'll have time to put something else in this slot before the next session.
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE3: Forever Alone Act (At Final Vote) on: August 25, 2014, 06:37:51 pm
Aye
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Deus for At-Large Senator (Go Vote!) on: August 25, 2014, 06:37:26 pm
10/10 Smiley
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Polnut for Senate HQ - Experience with Purpose - KEEP VOTING!! on: August 25, 2014, 12:21:11 am
Yess! Cheesy
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Maxwell for IDS Emperor on: August 25, 2014, 12:02:11 am
Grin Grin
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE2:I don't even know how much I really made, I forgot, it's a lot Act(Debating) on: August 24, 2014, 11:17:19 pm
OK. The title of the bill references a (rather bad actually) Drake song, but the content of it is a bit more serious.

We used to have a provision in the Budget template mandating that 20% of each surplus go toward the Disaster Relief Fund. This was changed with my budget procedure amendment, as estimates showed that we had a generous amount in the DRF but have not actually appropriated any money from it since Hurricane Sandy.

An executive order from my predecessor as Governor, Sirnick, dictated that the total sum be posted in each budget. However, that has since either expired or was never adhered to - so I think we're better off putting it into law. TBD is just filler since we have to look back and do an actual estimate for the budget in October.

The same goes for the "Free Cash" amendment. We've had continuous surpluses, but nobody's positive as to how much we have leftover, and this can lead to confusion about how much latitude we have with regards to spending. Thus, my reasoning is that we can create a fund comprised solely of "roll-over" surpluses to give us a better idea of where we stand

I'm not particular about the name "Free Cash" - I just derived it from what we use at town meetings. If somebody else has a better name that's fine.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE3: Forever Alone Act (Debating) on: August 24, 2014, 09:03:35 pm
OK, this was a bill Deus put forward to clean up some of the outdated language in some of our older laws - I don't think there'll be an issue with this.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Snowstalker vs Carlos Mencia on: August 23, 2014, 11:43:22 pm
Snowstalker vs Carlos Mencia
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: August 2014 Federal Election - At-Large Senate on: August 23, 2014, 09:03:59 pm
[1] Deus Naturae
[2] Polnut
[3] Mechaman
[4] Bacon King
[5] Lumine
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Democratic-Republican Party Convention, August 2014 on: August 23, 2014, 09:00:52 pm

For marriage, I would go in a different direction, namely supporting recognition of marriages however people choose to form them. I definitely don't think state recognition of marriages is a bad thing even from a libertarian perspective as it is a protection of the relationship and property involved in a marriage from being interfered with by the government.

Sorry I didn't get back to this earlier. I'm not too particular about the language as long as we expand equal recognition as much as possible. Do you (or anybody else for that matter) have any revisions to that effect?

Also, does anybody else have feedback on the other platform amendments?
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Voting Booth: Assembly General Election & Referendum on: August 23, 2014, 07:18:46 pm
Northeast Assembly:

[1] Write-in: Dallasfan65 vs Treaty of Tordesillas
[2] Write-in: Matt from VT vs F*** Wit Dre Day - Dr Dre ft. Snoop Dogg
[3] Write-in: BaconBacon96 vs Systematic Desensitization
[4] Rpryor vs The Qin Dynasty
[5] SWE vs 1982 California Senate Election
[6] Write-in: Sawx vs Hurricane Camille
[7] Write-in: NJ Christian vs Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy

Referendum 1: Aye

Referendum 2: Aye
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