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1  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition for leniency on Hamilton/"Napoleon" on: January 29, 2015, 03:18:56 pm
Let's summarize the arguments for a ban:

1) "Wahhh, he was a troll over 5 years ago"
2) "Wahhh, he fooled us for years and got away with it"
3) "Wahhh, Napoleon beat me in Atlasia"

You guys are so lame.
2  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition for leniency on Hamilton/"Napoleon" on: January 28, 2015, 03:46:35 pm
x Bgwah
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: GOP declare war on local government autonomy, Greg Abbott to lead the charge on: January 26, 2015, 08:13:17 pm
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California-ized

This word hurts my eyes. The term he is looking for is Californication.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: has tinder ruined our society once and for all? on: January 25, 2015, 02:41:25 pm
Grindr for straight people = lol
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Pacific Voting Booth: Recall Amendment on: January 15, 2015, 12:33:16 pm
Nay
6  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Chomsky video on Charlie Hedbo and "defense of free speech" on: January 11, 2015, 10:16:39 pm
I do have to mention that a lot of the caricatures drawn by Charlie Hebdo are pretty damn disturbing. It was quite hard to view, actually. I thought stuff like that ended in the 1950's, but I was mistaken. I am all for free speech, but the guy was a dick.

It is a magazine, not the name of a guy.

Huh, for whatever reason I thought the editor's name was Charlie and I assumed that was his last name. I am aware the name of the magazine is Charlie Hebdo.

In any case, I obviously don't get their art because they call themselves anti-racist, but print extremely racist caricatures.

It just means Weekly Charlie. I think Americans have a tendency to evaluate whether something is racist by formal criteria, like certain words and stereotypes are racist by definition, whereas Europeans judge by the intention and context.

lol
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Article of Impeachment Against President Lumine on: January 11, 2015, 05:00:29 pm
The impeachment has failed.
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Article of Impeachment against Vice President SJoyce on: January 11, 2015, 04:59:53 pm
Bump, I believe this is still open and has to be closed.

Okay, the impeachment officially fails. Smiley
9  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Islamism and the Left on: January 10, 2015, 02:33:44 pm
They are right-wing extremists and the left's tendency to ignore it because of some misguided sense of tolerance is frustrating. We only just recently defeated Christian conservatism in most of the developed world, and now you're risking having to start the whole process over again? Don't act so surprised when not everyone is willing to "tolerate" a belief system that wants them persecuted or dead because you want your friends to think you're most tolerant progressive in the history of forever.

I am glad I live in the United States.
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: George Zimmerman is still a violent pice of sh[inks] on: January 10, 2015, 02:12:08 pm
He got away with murder - now he thinks he can do whatever he pleases.
11  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: 11 killed in attack on French satirical weekly on: January 08, 2015, 10:38:20 am
I'm glad to learn from our U.S. posters that the real legacy of Wolinski and Cabu is thoughtful discussion of the deeper social patterns underlying this attack (, I'd have thought their legacy was mainly 'Úpater les bourgeois',) but surely the main question you'd have to ask hasn't anything to do with 'freedom of speech' or 'islamofascism', but with why this sort of thing just keeps happening in France and not, for example, in Germany? Could it be that there's something awry with French society and its utter failure to achieve some degree of intergration for its sizeable North African minority? Could it be that laicitÚ isn't the soundest foundation for a multi-ethnic society? If this attack is about anything other than some ridiculous losers donning a balaclava and a kalashnikov and yelling the takbir in a Paris street, it's surely about that.

The legacy of Charb and Cabu is fighting for freedom of expression, speaking out against bigotry and stupidity, and promoting humanistic values. Their thought and reflection were infinitely more articulate than you could ever hope to be. I understand that lot of people like you are too stupid to get it, but I hoped you could shut up for at least a couple days after this tragedy.

And an example of Antonio's articulate and totally not stupid expression can be found in my signature.
12  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: 11 killed in attack on French satirical weekly on: January 07, 2015, 04:05:07 pm
I've been asked to lock this thread in order to prevent it from devolving into a nasty polemic. This is not what this thread should be about. While I'd like to avoid going so far, please try to show some respect and dignity.

Ridiculous. You should be embarrassed.
13  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: 11 killed in attack on French satirical weekly on: January 07, 2015, 02:05:33 pm
So, free speech is okay but only when it preaches diversity and tolerance. Sorry, but that isn't free speech. Certain communities need to accept that when they move to a Western nation they will have to listen to people who disagree with them.

How are they going to accept this? By forcing them?

This is a low quality rebuttal, even for you. Try again.
14  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: 11 killed in attack on French satirical weekly on: January 07, 2015, 01:55:49 pm
So, free speech is okay but only when it preaches diversity and tolerance. Sorry, but that isn't free speech. Certain communities need to accept that when they move to a Western nation they will have to listen to people who disagree with them.
15  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: 11 killed in attack on French satirical weekly on: January 07, 2015, 01:07:59 pm
Yes, the most important thing here is for us to be concerned with hurting the terrorists' feelings.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of opebo on: January 04, 2015, 01:20:14 pm
His banishment did not improve the forum.
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of dogs on: January 04, 2015, 01:17:44 pm
omg... Too cute! Smiley
18  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of dogs on: January 03, 2015, 01:54:28 pm
People who are convinced cats are better than dogs are some of the strangest people ever. It's just hard to fathom how anyone can be so wrong.
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: NYPD officers shot dead as "revenge" for Garner decision. on: December 21, 2014, 06:58:24 pm
You guys are forgetting the most critical point: this would not have happened if their were good guys with guns to save these police officers.

Wow. Doesn't get more low class than that.  

Sure it does. For example, someone could knowingly post an article that doesn't match their thread title with the hope that others will point it out, presenting that someone the opportunity to climb up on a pedestal and launch a series of attacks while claiming some kind of moral high ground, when in fact that person is the one exploiting a tragedy for cheap, petty political points. Now that would be low.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Article of Impeachment Against Associate Justice Torie (Part II) on: December 20, 2014, 08:12:52 pm
Senators, articles of impeachment have been filed against Associate Justice Torie:

ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST ASSOCIATE JUSTICE TORIE

It is with a very heavy heart that I place this before the Senate for consideration. Justice Torie is a friend and has been for a very long time. It is clear, that at a time of considerable work for the Court, Justice Torie has not been able to be communicated with by fellow Justices. This includes him being called to preside in the trial of a sitting regional governor. The Supreme Court is a team, and I believe Justice Torie has let his active and engaged colleagues down.

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?action=post;quote=4416897;topic=203653.0;num_replies=7;sesc=f19be817dbe10411498af49fd042d300

I am not basing this call based purely on not making two rulings (therefore an automatic set of proceedings), but due to his long-term issue of not being publicly active in relation to issues of the Court, despite having a presence in other forums. As well as his inability to respond to request to undertake his responsibilities both as a presiding justice as well as not being a participant in regular Court work.

In accordance with Article I, Section 2, Clause 3 of the Constitution, I submit this for the attention of the Chief Justice and for the endorsement of fellow Senators.

Please discuss the merits of this indictment.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Legislation Introduction Thread on: December 20, 2014, 06:50:43 pm
I agree with Oakvale. I will not be opening an impeachment thread based on your incorrect interpretation.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Fun fact: NCYankee has been in the Senate for over half of its existence on: December 20, 2014, 03:39:16 pm
I have continually been in office for almost 90% of Atlasia's existence. I win! Or lose. Yeah, I definitely lose. Smiley
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Article of Impeachment Against President Lumine on: December 20, 2014, 03:31:38 pm
As the debate seems to have concluded, this vote is now open. Please vote aye or nay on the impeachment of President Lumine. Voting will last one week or until a majority has been reached.
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Article of Impeachment Against Senator Bacon King on: December 20, 2014, 03:30:35 pm
The impeachment of Senator Bacon King has failed to pass.
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: People of the Republic of Atlasia vs. JoMCaR on: December 20, 2014, 03:29:53 pm
Supreme Court of Atlasia
Nyman, DC

People of the Republic of Atlasia v. JoMCar

Sentencing.


(The presiding judge, Justice bgwah, sentenced the defendant after he plead guilty to the charges against him.)


Over the years, many individuals have attempted to register multiple accounts into Atlasia's voter rolls. The motivation may not always be the same, but it is one of the more serious crimes we regularly encounter. As such, the crime and punishment are clearly defined in the Re-Consolidated Criminal Justice Act.

With confirmation from the forum moderation staff and a guilty plea, it is clear that JoMCar registered multiple accounts simultaneously.

The Court appreciates JoMCar's honesty in this matter, and agrees with the Attorney General that it should be considered in sentencing. Furthermore, JoMCar has already been punished by the forum moderation staff via a 90 day ban from the forum, which is by extension a ban from Atlasia.

JoMCar, having plead guilty, is hereby sentenced to a ban of three months from voting in Atlasian elections and holding any office under the Republic of Atlasia, at any level of government. He will be allowed to return on March 20th, 2015.
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