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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Is there a hidden "mini-decade" between the 80s and 90s? on: Today at 08:51:44 am
Eras aren't decades and cultural markers don't fit within parameters like decades.

... I wasn't aware this was news.
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Clean Energy Act of 2014 (Debating) on: Today at 08:15:19 am
I believe JCL's position on the veracity of climate science is important here.
3  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Scottish Independence Referendum - 2014 on: Today at 01:54:04 am
Unlike some Australians who needed to keep their mouths shut... I don't have a strong view on this.

But I think this goes down 55-45... my gut feel is that people who are undecided now and vote will likely side with the status quo.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: August 28, 2014, 08:56:38 pm
Perhaps he could coach a youth league? He's frequently expressed an interest in children.

... the tache.
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Clean Energy Act of 2014 (Debating) on: August 28, 2014, 07:57:14 pm
We already have some of the lowest energy prices in the word. Even with Atlasia's modest carbon tax, these prices do not fully reflect the social costs associated with burning fossil fuels.

Reducing energy prices across the board encourages waste and discourages conservation. Lower per unit prices should not be a goal of our energy policy.


Those carbon taxes are turned into higher prices. In a sense forcing conservation. That is not the governments place.

Then whose is it?
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: August 28, 2014, 07:06:55 pm
Bushie, you enjoy sports so much. Have you ever considered playing anything? There are plenty of adult recreational leagues out there.

... I think there are several steps before that should be entertained. How about walking?
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: August 28, 2014, 06:50:45 pm
52 hours through Monday including last night and 2 baseball games on Monday.

... :O
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Cris Plan - 5 Regions and Bicameralism on: August 28, 2014, 06:53:53 am
When I was Gov of the Mideast, there was no regional "government" outside of the Governor and Lt Gov. Any legislation came from either my head, or the public. They were then voted on by the public to become law.

There would be tiny, tiny votes - 7-10 votes max. I became Governor because the existing Gov disappeared and no one else wanted the job.

The other thing that happened was that all the Governors got together to determine electoral districts based on population and not too close existing regional boundaries.

Mind you - the period you speak of was generally more active, it was also easily the height of zombie recruitment. Something that inflates numbers but doesn't equal long, even medium term activity.
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Cris Plan - 5 Regions and Bicameralism on: August 28, 2014, 04:48:10 am
Or maybe it's just all of us not doing our share to draw people into the game and keep them interested.

I don't disagree, but there is a structural flaw that is kind of begging to be exposed time and time again.
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Cris Plan - 5 Regions and Bicameralism on: August 28, 2014, 03:44:01 am
For the record - I support consolidation but think bicameralism is a big mistake. It provides a fix to some issues - but creates new ones.

The problem is not, from my view, the Federal sphere. It's the regions.
 
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: GOP Makes "Senate Majority" Video Game on: August 28, 2014, 01:47:28 am
I'm not giving the GOP my facebook contact or email.
12  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: PM Series: Question 14 on: August 28, 2014, 01:46:29 am
So... the logic here is that IF the minimum wage didn't exist and people could be paid a pittance for lower-skill jobs... then the costs of goods and services would therefore drop because a big whack of the economy couldn't afford to purchase them?
No, I'm saying the real problem is inflation created by the Federal Reserve.

Ah... that chestnut.
13  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: PM Series: Question 14 on: August 28, 2014, 12:58:56 am
So... the logic here is that IF the minimum wage didn't exist and people could be paid a pittance for lower-skill jobs... then the costs of goods and services would therefore drop because a big whack of the economy couldn't afford to purchase them?

14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Nine year old kills gun instructor with Uzi on: August 28, 2014, 12:50:12 am
Anyone who thinks a 9-year old needs to know how to use an Uzi... should have their child taken away from them...

Alright blue and yellow avatars... 'ave at it.
Have you even read the article or any posts in this thread? She did not own the gun. It was not given to her by her parents. It was given to her by a dumbass instructor who got himself shot because of his personal stupidity. This is not something that normally happens at shooting ranges.

For the record, I generally agree. My concern, why were the parents videoing it if they didn't think it was appropriate?
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Nine year old kills gun instructor with Uzi on: August 28, 2014, 12:39:48 am
Anyone who thinks a 9-year old needs to know how to use an Uzi... should have their child taken away from them...

Alright blue and yellow avatars... 'ave at it.
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Making what is "bad" not bad? on: August 28, 2014, 12:38:46 am
Clearly, this man needs to be locked up:




Is that Emperor Palpatine?

But on topic... I have three hoodies, they're comfortable and easy to wear if you just need to relaxed.

But as usual, Naso fixates on the superficial, ignoring the realities and decides that, somehow, he understands all the great issues facing America. Reagan is dead and it's not 1987.

Get a grip, get a life and realise that you've been far more often than you've been right. Your world view is ****ed and you've got a lot of actual living to do.
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Based God Polling: Presidential Race on: August 28, 2014, 12:21:11 am
Wait... Spiral is one of those fluoridation people?  Jebus.

He's not the only one. Why so disappointed?

If you're seriously asking that question... I doubt you'll like the answer.
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Based God Polling: Presidential Race on: August 27, 2014, 11:47:49 pm
Wait... Spiral is one of those fluoridation people?  Jebus.
19  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: If McConnell wins re-election in 2014, do you see him re-elected in 2020? on: August 27, 2014, 08:01:21 pm
He'll retire in 2020, but I think that he would lose anyway.

I don't see him as the type to go quietly into that long goodnight.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: August Senate Election. Tracker/Discussion Thread. ELECTION TRACKER-BICAMERALISM on: August 27, 2014, 07:18:48 pm
Sigh. I thought we had it.

I know. I think the numbers do show that there is a real appetite for change, however.  We shouldn't give up hope because of this setback!

I voted against it, I don't regret doing so. But I'd like to see a strong case as to what impact this would have long-term.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Polnut for Senate HQ - Campaign Launch 'Experience with Purpose' on: August 27, 2014, 07:14:54 pm

STATEMENT


Senator-elect Polnut issued a statement earlier tonight.

I am well aware of the responsibility placed in me by the Atlasian people last weekend. I ran to serve the interests of all Atlasians, and I intend to follow that promise through.

I want to make a few things very clear going forward.

I will judge each Bill before me on its merits, I will seek input from my constituents as well as the views of trusted advisers. While the final decision on any vote will be mine, it will be driven by evidence above all else.

I want to assist the President in getting our Federal Government working again. That does not mean I will instantly agree with him or his proposals. I was hopeful at his election that he would walk a more consultative and inclusive path. My hope for the remainder of this term is that he makes more of an effort to consult with the Senate and show more independence. I'm not asking him to do it for the sake of it, if the President believes strongly in something, then of course it is important he advocate for it. But recently I don't believe we have been seeing him or his views presented. If only from my own experience, a president does not have the luxury of just being another party member.

I will not 'caucus' with any bloc during this term. I have a long history on the progressive side of politics, because that's what I am. I may not satisfy some of the recent false litmus tests being presented - but my record speaks for itself.
22  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: do you use ms outlook? on: August 27, 2014, 07:00:29 pm
Only for work.
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Keaton House Polling: October 2014 Presidential on: August 27, 2014, 07:17:03 am
The only thing I'd say is, if someone PM'd for participants... don't do it. It just makes Atlasian polling even more unreliable.
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Аverroës vs. PPT TNF on: August 27, 2014, 07:15:32 am
Isn't it pretty clear that the Constitution is referring to the Vice President ACTING as President of the Senate can only vote if there's a tie? The power is given to the Vice President in that role, but not the person serving as President of the Senate in any other circumstances.

Good try though.
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Keaton House Polling: October 2014 Presidential on: August 27, 2014, 07:06:48 am
FTR - I don't keep track of these things to call shenanigans. You might well be right, but it's still a sad thing to do lol.

I wasn't PM'd nor was I asked during the time I was in IRC...

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