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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Anti-Vaccine Parents Feel Empowered by Donald Trump on: February 21, 2017, 05:07:53 pm
People who refuse to vaccinate their children are putting the public health at risk and should be treated accordingly.

If you don't vaccinate your kids, you shouldn't get to send your kids to a public school.  You should be paying substantially increased health insurance premiums.

Raising the likelihood of a disease outbreak is not your "right".  It is, however, a selfish indulgence of the misinformed.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: (5 NEW EPISODES) Atlas Free Radio: Interviews w/ BRTD, Hashemite & Gully Foyle! on: February 20, 2017, 05:33:45 pm
Ep. 1.0(f): The French Presidential Election (Pt1of2)

Czar Nick Tweed interviews our Vice Czar for Intercontinental Affairs Hashemite about the upcoming French Presidential election as they examine the success of Marine Le Pen's National Front and what has contributed to a political atmosphere that bodes poorly for the left in France.

Part one of a two-part interview.


Listen here! (Warning: contains profanity.)
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Maxwell/Smilo - Make Vermont Great Again, Make the Rest of Atlasia Okay I guess on: February 19, 2017, 05:29:55 pm
It appears that the people do not want communism.

Wrong as usual, Wulfric.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: (4 NEW EPISODES) Atlas Free Radio: Interviews with BRTD and Gully Foyle! on: February 19, 2017, 04:59:43 pm
Ep. 1.0(e): Ireland Reckons with Brexit (Pt2of2)

Czar Nick Tweed and Vice Czar for Republic of Ireland Affairs Gully Foyle continue their conversation about the repercussions of Brexit. They explore the limits of free speech and the implications of so-called political correctness.

Part two of a two-part interview.


Listen here! (Warning: contains profanity.)
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Chelsea Clinton to run for NY Senate 2020 if Gillibrand gets the nomination on: February 18, 2017, 12:28:02 am
Nobody wants dynastic politics.

Hopefully the Democrats have learned this by now!
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: February 2017 Federal Election on: February 17, 2017, 10:29:24 pm
PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT OF ATLASIA
[ 1 ] Maxwell/smilo
Vermont Communist Party/Harambe is a Free Gorilla Party
[ 2 ] NeverAgain/Southern Gothic
Labor Party
[ 3 ] Winfield/Poirot
Independent

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES - NINE SEATS
[ 1 ] 1184AZ of Washington
Labor Party
[ 2 ] Cashew of California
Labor Party
[ 3 ] OneJ_ of Mississippi
Labor Party
[ 4 ] Peebs of North Carolina
Labor Party
[ 5 ] simossad of Minnesota
Labor Party
[ 6 ] WRITE-IN: Ebowed of Washington
Communist Earth Liberation Party
[ 7 ] lwp2004 of Connecticut
United Alternative
[ 8 ] tedbessell of California
Federalist Party
[ 9 ] Enduro of Pennsylvania
Federalist Party
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Fremont Voting Booth: February 2017 Regional Election on: February 17, 2017, 05:49:11 pm
FOR PRIME MINISTER
[1] Harry S Truman of North Dakota
Liberal Democracy Party - Labor Party

FOR HOUSE OF COMMONS
[1] Dr_Novella of California
Ecosocialist Party - Labor Party
[2] Tirnam of California
Liberal Democracy Party - Labor Party
[3] rpryor03 of Hawaii
Free Soil Party - United Alternative
[4] tomhguy of Nevada
Independent - Federalist Party
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: ICE arrests woman reporting domestic abuse on: February 17, 2017, 01:58:26 am
It really says something when your best hopes of winning elections are if they let felons vote. LOL

You guys are the ones who can't win unless you disenfranchise people left and right.  Criminal record?  Immigrant?  No money to afford ID?  Don't own land?  Live in the cities or in populous states that power the national economy?  No vote for you, says the GOP!

Conservatives are the masters of projection.  All this time, they have been the ones altering the electorate to suit their perverse needs.

If everybody voted, you guys would never stand a chance!

Unless they take the proper steps and become citizens, immigrants should not vote. What kind of loon are you to want non-citizens to choose our government?

Some municipalities let non-citizen permanent residents vote in local elections. It's not particularly controversial.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: (3 NEW EPISODES) Atlas Free Radio: Interviews with BRTD and Gully Foyle! on: February 16, 2017, 10:38:39 pm
Ep. 1.0(d): Ireland Reckons with Brexit (Pt1of2)

Czar Nick Tweed and Vice Czar for Republic of Ireland Affairs Gully Foyle talk about the latest political developments in the Donald Trump administration before moving on to discuss the implications for Ireland of a "hard" Brexit.

Part one of a two-part interview.


Listen here! (Warning: contains profanity.)
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: ICE arrests woman reporting domestic abuse on: February 16, 2017, 05:53:52 pm
It really says something when your best hopes of winning elections are if they let felons vote. LOL

You guys are the ones who can't win unless you disenfranchise people left and right.  Criminal record?  Immigrant?  No money to afford ID?  Don't own land?  Live in the cities or in populous states that power the national economy?  No vote for you, says the GOP!

Conservatives are the masters of projection.  All this time, they have been the ones altering the electorate to suit their perverse needs.

If everybody voted, you guys would never stand a chance!
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: NY Times: Trump campaign aides had repeated contacts with Russian intelligence on: February 15, 2017, 12:16:25 am
I'm just sick of it. I'm sick of it. I'm just sick of it. Trump will not resign. Just focus on 2020 and 2024 and see what happens. Remember, most Americans don't vote. We have people who know more about Kim Kardashian and The Bachelor so I don't know if this will really affect anything. His voters will feel alienated, especially the Russian-American voters in Sheepshead Bay and Brighton Beach, New York, places in southeast Florida, etc.

He won the electoral college. We don't count the popular vote here. We have to wait for more information, okay?

The information is here: Donald Trump is a criminal and an illegitimate president. Defend him at your own peril.
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Donald Trump’s Dodd-Frank Dismantling Begins With Energy Disclosure Rule on: February 14, 2017, 09:00:58 pm
No coincidence that Trump, his advisors, and his cabinet picks have large investments in fossil fuels energy companies.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Russia: Flynn didn't talk to us about sanctions, we have Hamburgers! on: February 14, 2017, 04:55:28 pm
Why would anyone believe anything they say?
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grounds for Impeaching President Trump on: February 14, 2017, 04:50:53 pm
Yall tried doing the same thing with Bush.

Bush should be tried for war crimes and put in the same cell as Trump.
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Donald Trump: Delusional & Pathological Liar on: February 13, 2017, 08:32:54 pm
I really don't understand why Hillary Clinton is relevant at this point.

Donald Trump is the guy with actual power and influence, so let's focus on what he's doing instead of what people think Hillary Clinton may have done in the past.
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Oklahoma lawmakers want men to approve all abortions on: February 13, 2017, 08:21:19 pm
Imagine if this law required pregnant women who didn't want an abortion to "consult" the father who disagrees.

Let's face it - this isn't about giving men equal consideration in the parenting equation.  If it were, Oklahoma would be requiring workplaces to offer paid paternity leave and remedy the disparity between hours worked among men and women so that fathers were able to spend more time actually parenting their children.

But this isn't really about that.  Oklahoma doesn't even have paid maternity leave.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: (2 NEW EPISODES) Atlas Free Radio: Interview with BRTD! on: February 13, 2017, 08:11:51 pm
Ep. 1.0(c): Minnesota Politics with BRTD

Czar Nick Tweed interviews Minnesota Political Expert BRTD ("Better Red Than Dead") to get insight into the historical development of the parties there and a sense of why the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party has been so successful in the state.

Listen here!
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grounds for Impeaching President Trump on: February 13, 2017, 05:04:14 pm
LOCK HIM UP!
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Donald Trump: Delusional & Pathological Liar on: February 13, 2017, 03:42:37 pm
Once you work in a large organisation for a long time, you will understand Donald Trump a lot better.

Sorry to hear that your last two bosses apparently decided to grope you and not send you paychecks (?).  It's tough out there, but you shouldn't work in those sorts of conditions.

Love your posts, Ebowed! Wink

Thanks, I appreciate your kind words. Smiley
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump rages @ staff after learning $1 TRILLION infrastructure costs $1 trillion on: February 13, 2017, 03:40:48 pm
So it will all be subsidies to profiteers? I am surprised that the program isn't to privatize the Interstate Highway system.

So far everything about President Trump is a raw deal.

In October Wilbur Ross and Peter Navarro, both now Trump appointees, published a paper detailing how Trump’s infrastructure proposal would work. The plan is radically different to what many envisaged it would be.

“The Trump infrastructure plan features a major private sector, revenue neutral option to help finance a significant share of the nation’s infrastructure needs. For infrastructure construction to be financeable privately, it needs a revenue stream from which to pay operating costs, the interest and the principal on the debt and the dividends on the equity.

To encourage investors to commit such large amounts and to reduce the cost of the financing, government would provide a tax credit equal to 82% of the equity amount. This would lower the cost of financing the project by 18 to 20%.

These tax credits offered by the government would be repaid from the incremental tax revenues that result project construction in a design that results in revenue neutrality. Two identifiable revenue streams for repayment are critical here. (1) the tax revenues from additional wage income, and (2) the tax revenues from additional contractor profits”


What is essentially being put forward is a massive tax credit for any private entity that invests in any sort of loosely defined ‘infrastructure’ work. Public-private partnerships in infrastructure development are an established concept in some nations, however the fundamental incentive of the private investment is the profitable rate of return, which is why these projects tend to be limited to public transportation, toll roads or other like-facilities which can be operated at a price to the consumer. If there isn’t a long term return on an investment, it’s simply not going to happen.

And this is where the Ross-Navarro plan is exposed. Not a single bridge will be restored, street paved or water pipe repaired under this proposal, because private capital is not going to find a way to make a return on funding that.

What this plan does do is make construction costs potentially significantly cheaper for the very people who designed it- for example an energy company could get a tax break on building an oil or gas pipeline. Who’s the kind of person who would stand to benefit from something like that? Wilbur Ross is one, as an investor in a number of energy companies.

Read more here.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: (NEW EPISODE) Atlas Free Radio: Growing Up Homeschooled on: February 12, 2017, 08:32:05 pm
Ep. 1.0(b): Inside White Nationalism with Francis Marion McNamara IV (Pt 2)

Czar Nicholas Tweed continues his interview with our Undercover Vice Czar for Trump Cultist Watch, Francis Marion McNamara IV, from within the heart of Dixie, as they explore the white nationalist subculture that propelled Trump to victory.

We take a look at the sort of messaging that politicians might be able to use to communicate with these voters more effectively.

And finally, we delve into the deeply personal impact of what the homeschooling environment can have on social development.

This piece is highly edited/redacted to protect Mr. McNamara IV's Undercover status.

Part two of a two-part interview.  Catch up by listening to Part One here!


Listen to new episode Part Two here!
22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump rages @ staff after learning $1 TRILLION infrastructure costs $1 trillion on: February 12, 2017, 06:57:45 pm
Well, I think once Trump figures out that his proposal is actually just giving tax concessions to huge corporations that have the capital to make the expenditures required to build toll roads, he will feel a lot better.

Remember, folks, that this spending is entirely geared towards ensuring that there will be a return on investment for the private companies that undertake the construction.  This means that existing infrastructure, and anything for public use, will not see a dime of investment.  It is all about building new, private works that will make these companies further profits after they get the tax credits from Trump's proposal.

There will be no direct public investment in any crumbling infrastructure.

I think, viewed in these lens, Trump will come to understand that this is simply part of his larger overall plan to slash taxes for corporations and the very wealthy.  And we all know that in the Republican caucus, tax cuts are not a drain on the treasury, because of laughable assumptions about growth that always end up causing enormous deficits.  Problem solved!
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Goddamn on: February 12, 2017, 06:51:06 pm
Shame this place is my only quick source of political news, else I wouldn't be tempted.

Twitter is good for that.
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Donald Trump: Delusional & Pathological Liar on: February 12, 2017, 06:48:40 pm
Once you work in a large organisation for a long time, you will understand Donald Trump a lot better.

Sorry to hear that your last two bosses apparently decided to grope you and not send you paychecks (?).  It's tough out there, but you shouldn't work in those sorts of conditions.
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Donald Trump: Delusional & Pathological Liar on: February 12, 2017, 06:02:05 pm
There seems to be a growing number of Democratic politicians who are questioning the mental health of Donald Trump.  Al Franken alleges that a few of his GOP colleagues share this concern.  Bernie Sanders has described Trump as "delusional" and noted that he is a pathological liar.

This is not to say that Donald Trump is a genuinely good and honest person if not for his delusions, but it does appear that a tendency towards lying is exacerbated by what appears to be a heinous lifestyle (lacking sleep, exercise, a nutritious diet, and refusing to keep his mind active) and a team of sycophants who are unwilling to correct him.

What do you think?
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