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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What's your French Revolutionary Calendar birthday? on: Today at 05:37:14 pm
22 PluviŰse CXCVI

Yay! I'm unique!
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the execution of the Romanovs on: Today at 05:32:12 pm
I don't think there's such a thing as a freedom execution. All executions are murder and all murder is bad, justified or not.

So a slave murdering his overseer is bad?

Murder is a bad thing. To act like it isn't is nonsense. It may be justified in that instance, but killing isn't ever a good thing.
3  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should Prince George of Cambridge be put to death? on: Today at 05:29:33 pm
I'm a republican through and through, but I'm not a killer.
4  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the execution of the Romanovs on: February 25, 2015, 01:17:02 pm
I don't think there's such a thing as a freedom execution. All executions are murder and all murder is bad, justified or not.
5  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1860 Presidential Election (The Hearse at Monticello) on: February 25, 2015, 01:14:41 pm
Go Stevens!
6  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1856 Conventions (The Hearse at Monticello) on: February 20, 2015, 04:42:24 pm
Stevens/Lincoln
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Voting Booth: February 2015 General Election on: February 20, 2015, 04:28:45 pm
Governor:

[2] Poirot (Independent - Quebec)
[1] SawxDem (The People's Party - New Hampshire)
[ ] Write-in:____________
[ ] None of the Above

Northeast Assembly
Five people will be elected to the Assembly.

[1] Blair2015 (Labor - Massachusetts)
[3] Clyde1998 (Labor - Massachusetts)
[2] Matt from VT (The People's Party - Vermont)
[4] Pikachu (The People's Party - New Jersey)
[6] RGN08 (Federalist - New York)
[5] Winfield (Independent - Rhode Island)
[ ] Write-in:____________
[ ] None of the Above
[ ] Abstain
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: February 2015 Presidential and Regional Senate Elections on: February 20, 2015, 04:24:52 pm
President and VP

1. Bore and Bacon King
2. Maxwell and Dallasfan65
3. JCL and Devin

NE Senate

1. Talleyrand
2. Matt from VT
3. Cinyc
9  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1988 Presidential Primaries on: February 14, 2015, 04:33:02 pm
Paul Simon.
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1972 Primaries (Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail) on: February 14, 2015, 04:31:16 pm
Hubie
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Article of Impeachment Against Secretary of State POTUS2036 on: February 11, 2015, 11:54:57 am
(I probably would've signed off on almost all of them, but I just wanted the advanced warning).

are you saying he didn't send you anything?

He did send one message asking to simulate another set of negotiations, and I said I would do my best to get to it as soon as I could. I was in the middle of both the budget and a working road trip, so I asked him to be patient. (I don't have his PM anymore on it but I admit that I was at fault in that instance. That was the only time I ever put him off and when I did I still was not intending to resign so I didn't realize when I did that I wouldn't have got back to it.
12  General Discussion / Alternative History / Re: The Man of Steel: Watson Timeline Part II on: February 10, 2015, 11:09:13 pm
I'm going to continue this as soon as I get the chance.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Just For Those Interested... on: February 10, 2015, 11:04:43 pm
I'm now staying in a new place. I'm hoping to be back in full by April. Until then, still just short spurts on here.

I've missed you guys the last few days...
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Article of Impeachment Against Secretary of State POTUS2036 on: February 10, 2015, 11:01:39 pm
If I could state my own side of the story:

I told Potus that I didn't mind him doing stories on his own and that it was helpful, but I asked that he would have run big stories by me and allow me to act as the NPC nations in important negotiations, such as the Crimea deal.

If I didn't convey to him that he could've done his own stories at all, then I apologize for that, because that wasn't my intent. I just didn't wanna be blindsided and as I wanted to try and make the office useful, I felt that it wouldn't be beneficial to the game for cabinet secretaries to write whatever they wanted to make themselves look like a million bucks (what cabinet official is going to put up a negative story on themselves) so that's why I asked Potus to run important stories by me just for the integrity of the game's sake (I probably would've signed off on almost all of them, but I just wanted the advanced warning).

Now, if I was in the wrong for doing that, I accept and apologize for that.
15  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Major Third-Party Candidates Election ( Part 1) on: February 07, 2015, 07:41:49 pm
It's Alson Streeter. Not Allan Streeter... If he advances for future reference.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Your Grandparents vs Your Grandparents. on: February 06, 2015, 12:23:10 am
I can't possibly do this since I only know who my maternal grandparents are and I only actually knew my grandfather as my grandmother died almost 17 years before I was born.

My maternal grandfather was a minister and a liberal Republican. His voting patterns were idiosyncratic to say the least, but he would've been a pretty good politician if he'd put his mind to it. When he was younger, he and my grandmother were a popular couple with a lot of friends and my grandfather was the insurance man at the time.

If he'd run for office in the late 40s-50s, he'd have done pretty well.
17  General Discussion / History / Re: Forum dems/libs: Would you have supported the American Revolution? on: February 05, 2015, 03:33:24 pm
I'm not sure honestly. At the time, my ancestors were in England and also the males were either shipwrights or sailors, so they probably weren't particularly sympathetic to America.

But if I was an American living at that time, I have a hard time seeing myself not supporting the patriot cause. I'd certainly be politically active and I'd probably be turned by the desire to have representation in the House of Commons if we were going to be taxed, since local authorities already collected taxes.

Also, to have British soldiers, at whim, be able to simply plow their way into one's home without so much as a courtesy would be so disagreeable to me. I probably would have wanted to stay with England, but found the actions of the crown intolerable.

18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election - May 7th 2015 on: February 05, 2015, 03:16:30 pm
I'm betting another election before 2020, even if there is a coalition. Possibly even in 2016.

I find it very hard to see that if Labour gets the largest number of seats, that there will be enough LibDems to form a govt. with and if the Nats decimate Labour in Scotland, how willing will they be to have a long term coalition agreement?
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Petition to Recall Representative Sirnick on: February 04, 2015, 09:22:24 pm
I generally don't support recalls and since he's gone it's a moot point.

However, as for his comments toward me, I've moved on. I said my peace to him and that was that. I've got bigger fish to fry in my life. So would I have supported recalling him because he was snotty to me? No.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who was US President when your oldest grandparent was born? on: February 04, 2015, 09:19:51 pm
I know nothing about my paternal grandparents.

My maternal grandfather is the oldest. He was born in August 1912. He was 46 when my mother was born and his parents were 40 and 37.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which would you rather have your son be part 2 on: February 04, 2015, 09:15:50 pm
I'm pretty sure your average stoner has a far healthier diet and is far more physically active and spends far less time in their residence doing nothing than Bushie does.

I've no business looking down on someone who isn't fit and trim.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of The Game Moderator Dr. Cynic: A Really Depressing Announcement on: February 02, 2015, 01:51:54 pm
As for everyone else, thanks for the kind words, I appreciate that. I'll see you guys around when I can.
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of The Game Moderator Dr. Cynic: A Really Depressing Announcement on: February 02, 2015, 01:48:35 pm
Not surprised

Cynic was one of the great GM's and the fact that you'd just go and say that in a time of personal crisis for him made me lose much of the respect I had for you.

Dude always has a personal crisis. He disappears every so many months.

If you really wanted to know what the issue was, I'll tell you. I didn't think it was something anyone really would need to know, but I'll be glad to tell you anyway. I have had very little work for quite awhile and have virtually depleted my savings since then. I even went on a multiple day trip in an attempt to shore up my savings a few weeks ago. I can't afford to live in my home anymore so I'm moving to stay with family who don't happen to have very good internet access. My priority is to shore up my savings because I've virtually neglected them. I've been under a ton of stress over this as well as trying to do this job. On Friday I basically got the news that I can't delay leaving any longer and I had to make arrangements to move.

Nick, you have virtually no clue what goes on in my life just like I don't have any idea what goes on in yours. I don't presume to know your life. I'll thank you if you don't presume to know mine. I considered you a friend for quite some time, but after this, I've lost all respect for you.
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of The Game Moderator Dr. Cynic: A Very Depressing Announcement on: January 31, 2015, 04:37:27 pm
I'm afraid that I've got a very bad personal issue that I've got to deal with. I had hoped when I got the news of it on Friday that it could be dealt with without taking a great deal of personal time away from this job. Especially the time spent working on both the budget and writing the news.

But I've realized that my time online must be limited a great deal for the next few months... I tried to make it work, but it simply isn't going to.

Since I can't spend anymore than a short time online for the time being, the only recourse I have is to resign this office with both extreme reluctance and extreme depression. I had planned to actually serve until at least May (when I planned to focus on starting my own family), but even that now could be in disarray.

I did my best at this job that I could. I didn't accomplish all that I'd wanted, but I did try very hard at making this all work and I'm confidant that with the right person this job will continue to work. I thank you guys for giving me the opportunity to prove that this is a viable office. I would have kept going, but there are just some things I can't do and with a lot of disarray coming, it's best that rather than become a do-nothing GM until someone removes me, I need to do the right thing and step aside for someone who can do the job the right way. Maybe someday I'll get to come back and try again. I enjoyed the game.

See you around guys.

Doc.
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Presidential Debate Thread on: January 28, 2015, 03:50:29 pm
Mr. Secretary?
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