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1  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Peace Through Strength - (Sign Up/Rules/Commentary Thread) on: March 19, 2017, 06:27:21 pm
Well, if yinz do this again, can someone PM me over on AAD or something so I can come back to it? I never check in here except for the game.
2  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Peace Through Strength - United Nations on: March 02, 2017, 11:35:02 pm
Canada will not negotiate with terrorist organizations that perpetuate attacks around the world, including in Canada.
3  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Peace Through Strength - (Gameplay Thread) on: February 27, 2017, 09:16:18 pm

CANADA

- In order to ease the divisions in the party over the decision to move to Ranked Choice voting, I'll hold private meetings with opponents to bring them around to the idea by providing some reasonable political favors. The government will also launch a nationwide campaign to help educate voters on the changes before the next election.

- We will continue to welcome Americans who wish to become Canadian citizens. We will also launch a program to encourage (but not force) them to settle in underpopulated areas to stimulate local economies that are struggling.

- Immediately begin preparing to debate O'Leary when he takes a seat. Use every possible opportunity to use his own words on programs like Dragon's Den and Shark Tank against him. Portray him as harsh, self-centered, and arrogant... Tie his personality to Donald Trump, and in Quebec, strongly play up the fact that he cannot speak French.

- Use the revenue from marijuana legalization to fund infrastructure programs where possible. Appear in the media frequently to bring attention to the new sources of revenue for the government, which are in turn funding improvements across Canada.

- I've instructed the Minister of Foreign Affairs to offer to mediate a peaceful resolution to the current tensions between Pakistan and India.
4  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Democratic Runner up vs Republican runner up: Mo Udall vs Ronald Reagan on: February 19, 2017, 03:09:24 pm
Easily my main man Mo.
5  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Peace Through Strength - United Nations on: February 16, 2017, 11:00:41 am
As to the second resolution, Canada feels much the same way as Germany. We would support a change to the rules that abolished permanent seats and is instead replaced by a ballot. Until such time, Canada will not support adding additional seats to the SC.
6  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Peace Through Strength - (Gameplay Thread) on: February 15, 2017, 09:55:02 pm
The France-Canada Fair Trade Agreement


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The Fifth French Republic and Commonwealth of Canada hereby agree to freely trade goods and allow extensive rights of their respective nations for use of both dockyards and airports, under the following conditions:

1) Strong environmental protections. We have no desire to contribute to climate change.

2) Strong workers' rights protections. The average worker has been hit hard by the trade missteps of the past. It will not happen again.

3) Ban on corporate oversight of the Agreement. Massive corporations often put profit before anything else. This must not be allowed to continue.

4) All deals between private companies of both nations must be approved by the governments of both nations. Related to point three.

5) An independent commission consisting of representatives from both nations will be appointed to oversee the regulations of the Agreement. To ensure impartiality, all members must be extensively vetted former government officials.

x President Emmanuel Macron
x Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
7  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which party would you support out of these hypothetical parties on: February 15, 2017, 06:48:50 pm
1. Progressives
2. Labor
3. Socialist

Others: Nah.
8  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Peace Through Strength - UN Resolution Votes on: February 14, 2017, 06:38:32 pm
General Assembly:
1. Aye
2. Nay
3. Abstain
9  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Peace Through Strength - (Gameplay Thread) on: February 13, 2017, 06:41:50 pm
From The Office Of The Prime Minister of Canada:

- My government will introduce legislation that will legalize, tax, and regulate the consumption of marijuana throughout Canada's provinces and territories.

- My government will also introduce legislation that will bring about $60 Billion in infrastructure improvements. This is of primary objective for my government as it will both employ Canadians from every province and territory, but also it will fix this nation's aging infrastructure.

- As Prime Minister, I will continue to advocate for electoral reform. My goal is to introduce legislation that will change Canada's method of election from FPTP to Ranked Choice by the time of the next general election.

- Obviously, it is not the policy of the Canadian government to comment on the elections of the United States. We want to continue our close relationship with the United States, and I will do my best to work with President Trump. However, we welcome Americans who wish to make Canada their new permanent home. We believe immigration to be a source of strength for Canada, and we will continue our policy of being an open and welcoming society toward any Americans who may wish to reside here instead.
10  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Peace Through Strength - (Sign Up/Rules/Commentary Thread) on: February 11, 2017, 04:49:27 pm
Sold!
11  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Peace Through Strength - (Sign Up/Rules/Commentary Thread) on: February 11, 2017, 11:55:47 am
Well, what's left? Canada? Australia? I'd like to pick up a nation whose internal politics I'm familiar with. Would either of those work?
12  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Peace Through Strength - (Sign Up/Rules/Commentary Thread) on: February 10, 2017, 08:39:06 pm
Oh, son of a bitch, I missed it again.
13  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Tom Brady on: February 05, 2017, 11:28:34 pm
As a Steelers fan, HP.
14  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: The Sword of Damocles - (Sign Up/Rules/Commentary Thread) on: January 20, 2017, 12:10:10 pm
Ideally this would be ending during the weekend, but several players still need to send their orders.
Sad I missed out on this, but maybe the next round.
15  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: The Sword of Damocles - (Sign Up/Rules/Commentary Thread) on: January 12, 2017, 12:03:37 am
I miss playing with yinz guys. Maybe next round you can save me a spot?

Cynic! So good to see you here, and as a GM I certainly miss seeing you play. You're certainly welcome to join at any moment if you want.

Well, depending on what's available, I might like to try Canada or maybe something more random like New Zealand...
16  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: The Sword of Damocles - (Sign Up/Rules/Commentary Thread) on: January 11, 2017, 11:07:10 pm
I miss playing with yinz guys. Maybe next round you can save me a spot?
17  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of David Lange, Prime Minister of New Zealand on: August 22, 2016, 08:05:19 pm
He was a good man and he meant well. And the mess the country was in was not his fault. Such a shame that he was completely ignorant of economics and so allowed himself to get so thoroughly duped by Douglas.

Ignorance doesn't excuse everything, though. At some point a genuine left-winger ought to be able to recognize when policies are screwing over the people they're supposed to stand for. HP.

He did eventually recognize it, but by the time he was able to take action it was too late. Most of the cabinet were strongly supportive of Douglas' policies because they had worked for awhile, and if you're familiar with the situation in NZ when Muldoon was ousted, you'd see that he had basically had a stranglehold on the economy. Douglas' policy was to free it up (which WAS necessary). Lange and others all believed in that... But Douglas basically used the situation to go far beyond what was necessary. The problem was, Lange was partially occupied with foreign policy and did not realize until 1987 just how dire some of Douglas' policies were. It was then that the two basically engaged in open warfare, but Lange couldn't win because cabinet was made up entirely of people who thought Roger had the answers. When Lange sacked him, they voted to re-admit him. That was it for Lange.

I generally feel he was in the right through the situation and I think he realized it too late.
18  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Will Ferrell as Ronald Reagan on: April 28, 2016, 07:46:29 pm
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The publication reports that "the story begins at the start of the ex-president's second term when he falls into dementia and an ambitious intern is tasked with convincing the commander in chief that he is an actor playing the president in a movie."

It's funny because Reagan had Alzheimer's. Classic.
I know there are a bunch of crazy liberals (including Reagan's son Ron) who have said that he was showing signs of Alzheimer's/dementia during his second term, but I haven't heard any solid evidence to back that up other than possibly Iran-Contra.

He certainly exhibited signs of early dementia around about his second term. His first debate performance against Mondale was a disaster. It was a bit like James Stockdale's performance in 1992. He was a bit out of it. Now, he recovered afterward for awhile, but after that, times like that where he seemed sort of lost popped up more frequently. While not necessarily full blown Alzheimer's, it does look like he had early dementia beginning in 1984.
19  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who would you have voted for in the 1976 Democratic primaries? on: April 24, 2016, 05:19:40 pm
Udall, easily.
20  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should Lena Dunham be added to any US currency? on: April 23, 2016, 09:08:12 pm
Let's add all terrible actors to our currency.
21  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: How would you have voted in the preceding election? on: April 23, 2016, 08:20:04 pm
INC

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_general_election,_1935
22  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Hail, Columbia! (The Election of 1880) on: April 23, 2016, 03:22:59 pm
This is tough because I support public education, so a very split Strauss vote from me.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Sports fans: What is your team's goal song? on: April 21, 2016, 02:44:48 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDg2KLKUCUw
24  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: How would you have voted in the preceding election? on: April 21, 2016, 02:31:47 pm
Robb

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_general_election,_1984
25  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1886 New York Mayoral Election on: April 19, 2016, 12:50:59 am
Roosevelt, though Henry George would've been interesting.
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