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8251  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Thread on: November 15, 2010, 11:12:24 pm
Thank you Mr Speaker,

Hepatitis B is a terrible disease, it also, incredibly common.

This is disease that is carried in bodily fluids, and unlike many of the more feared infectious diseases, including saliva.

The condition leads to painful inflammation of the liver, and has been linked a key cause in primary liver cancer, with the effects similar to that of chronic alcoholism.

The disease is currently in epidemic proportions in many parts of the world, with 400m people world-wide currently infected with chronic hepatitis B, which is treatable, but not curable.

It is highly infectious, and this adolescent age group has been specifically targeted for vaccination programs around the world. When you are infected as an adult, assuming medical attention is quickly gained, most will recover fully. This age group, however, has little immunity to battle the virus, so a significant proportion of those infected under the age of 21, will carry the disease with them for the rest of their lives. With the massive increased risk of liver cirrhosis and cancer.

The traditional method of vaccination is 3 injections over 3 months, this is to slowly increase immunity. So this is what is meant in the Bill as a 'course'.

This is an age at which children are more social and learning about their sexuality. While it is primarily an STI, it is one of the most easily gained and spread infectious diseases.

It should also be noted that it is recommended by Doctors also for children at a younger age who play contact sports.

There is also a public health element, Hepatitis B can develop into a pandemic very quickly if measures are not taken to control it. While developing countries are most at risk, there have been many localised outbreaks in areas of the developed world too.

This is a program with limited cost impacts, but considerable social and health benefits. The contribution from parents will reduce the impact on the bottom line by roughly a third of what it would cost if it were fully government funded.

This disease exists, it's effects are horrific, and our young people are the most at risk. It seems common sense in the face of a preventable disease, to do what we can to prevent it.

Thank you Mr Speaker.

8252  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you participating in No Shave November? on: November 15, 2010, 07:08:55 pm
Yes Smiley

I need to shave....

But I can't go that long without shaving, without there being shocking rash-related consequences.

But I donate a lot to my friends that are doing it Smiley
8253  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What's the last movie you've seen? on: November 15, 2010, 07:01:50 pm
Skyline - so bad, I think it gave me cancer.
8254  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Dallasfan65 on: November 15, 2010, 06:38:00 pm
It's too bad you lost to a liberal who barely ran a campaign. You were a very fine Senator, and one of the bright spots in the right wing of Atlasia. I look forward to seeing great things from you in the future! Smiley

"Barely"? I think you're giving me a little too much credit there.

I like how Ththforu is using word "liberal" as an insult.
Who's Ththforu?

Typo.

I said I like when you use a word "liberal" as an insult.

Well, let's be honest - on this forum, liberal is a pretty bad thing, given the type of person who tends to subscribe to that ideology here.

Just sayin'.

Come on... that's not nice Tongue
8255  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Ratification: Restoration of Intra-regional Mobility Amendment on: November 15, 2010, 05:15:14 pm
Aye
8256  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Past Election What-ifs (US) / Re: 2008: States Flipped on: November 15, 2010, 12:48:48 am
I think it'd be a lot closer. Many Americans would be deeply worried by the rumors Napolitano is a lesbian. And with someone as...crazy as Gravel as her running mate, I think Fitzgerald would pull it off.

I know... home depots as far as the eye can see....
8257  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Democrats watch better TV shows than Republicans on: November 15, 2010, 12:31:50 am
"R" Shows I watch

- The Amazing Race
- Modern Family

"D" Shows I watch

- Countdown (when I can)
- Mad Men
- Dexter
- Brothers and Sisters
- 30 Rock
- Parks and Recreation
8258  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What's the last movie you've seen? on: November 15, 2010, 12:25:39 am
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

YES! That movie would earn a Best Picture nomination if the Academy had one iota of common sense and decency.

I thought it was brilliantly funny, and some of the fight scenes were pure awsome. Indeed one of the best movies I've seen in a long while.

I thought it was great, although Michael Cera s**ts me to tears.
8259  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: How will history remember President Clinton? on: November 15, 2010, 12:04:30 am
A good president.
8260  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Reaganfan vs. Fritz on: November 14, 2010, 11:50:30 pm
Fritz may be gay... but Naso is a Ginger...
8261  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Does politics affect what sports teams you support? on: November 14, 2010, 11:48:34 pm
Well... hmmm how would I put this...

NO

Political animal or not, sometimes you need to switch off, not everything is about partisan politics.
8262  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: DeMint: "I don't plan to run for president" on: November 14, 2010, 11:37:06 pm
It's the typical 'Yes, Minister' response, "well, I have no plans to run... buuuut, if one were called to the service of one's country, one would not shirk from that challenge"
8263  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Office of NE Representative Polnut on: November 14, 2010, 11:32:02 pm
PRESS RELEASE

The Regional Capitol
New York City


My decision to vote in favour of impeaching the Lt Govenor was not an easy one, for many reasons.

I personally like Fezzy a great deal, and I hoped that he would respond to the serious concerns of the Assembly.

I acknowledge the seriousness of the step of removing an elected official from office. However, this Assembly has been endowed with the ability and authority to take this step, but only, in serious cases. I consider this to be a serious case.

I was ready with an open mind to hear what the Lt Governor had to say in defense of those allegations of a dereliction of duty.

We have now reached this point, while I was not happy to cast this difficult vote, I do consider it the correct thing to have done.
8264  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Thread on: November 14, 2010, 10:48:48 pm
Mr Speaker,

I consider this to be among the most significant powers bestowed upon this Assembly, Fezzyfestoon was elected virtually unanimously as Lt Governor of this region.

I wish to point this out as we know the step we are currently taking is going against what was the will of the people.

However, the Lt Governor has displayed a lack in interest in fulfilling that role to which he was elected, and has shown an equal lack of interest in defending himself in the face of his impeachment. I was fully prepared to have an open mind should the Lt Governor had appeared before us.

We are granted this power, to use it only in those times when we have exhausted all reasonable avenues, I believe that point has been reached. The vote I cast has been done so with considerable introspection and with the greatest seriousness.

Therefore, in the interest of active and effective government, I vote,


AYE.
8265  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I am gay! on: November 14, 2010, 10:38:30 pm
You really are a charmer.
8266  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: President Forever results thread... on: November 14, 2010, 10:06:51 pm
My running in 2008 as an Independent, even though my weighted positions were 3.0 to Obama's 2.8 - I seemed to do more damage to McCain early on, and eventually started to take voters from both sides... please note I gave myself a LOT of money.



Obama/Biden - 322EV - 39.4% (Best state (not DC) - MA, 63.4%/ Worst state - WY, 20.7%)
McCain/Palin - 216EV - 37.6% (Best state - AL, 55.4%/ Worst state - HI, 16%)
Polnut/Hagel - 0EV - 22.1% (Best state - CT/NH, 32.3% / Worst state (that I was on the ballot) - AL, 14%)
8267  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Congrats to Keystone Phil! on: November 14, 2010, 06:40:19 pm
I could take a few more 105 degree days here, if we don't get a winter like last one.

I'd take a hundred days like that over last Winter. That was just brutal. Then again, I prefer the extreme heat to the extreme cold anyway.

Freak... Tongue

If I could, I would follow winter around the world. Summer is approaching here, and I'm NOT looking forward to it.

This is my congratulatory thread. Don't ruin it with such comments.

You've had your moment of post-ecstasy glow... time for a reality check



... summer sucks!!!
8268  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Congrats to Keystone Phil! on: November 14, 2010, 06:33:22 pm
I could take a few more 105 degree days here, if we don't get a winter like last one.

I'd take a hundred days like that over last Winter. That was just brutal. Then again, I prefer the extreme heat to the extreme cold anyway.

Freak... Tongue

If I could, I would follow winter around the world. Summer is approaching here, and I'm NOT looking forward to it.
8269  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Presidential Task Force on New Member Recruitment on: November 14, 2010, 06:17:14 pm
I agree with Kal and Duke here.

We should be focusing on internal people, even that could end up with a mass of useless zombies.

We need the people involved... to actually want to participate in deabtes, rather than running for something, losing, then buggering off.
8270  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: An update on the life of your in-house Reverend :) on: November 14, 2010, 06:01:03 pm
When I was 19, I was told I looked 15
When I was 25, I was told I looked 20
Now I'm 27, I'm getting 23... unless I haven't shaved, then I get 25 Tongue

I'll take it Smiley
8271  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Victorian State Election 27/11/2010 on: November 14, 2010, 05:24:32 pm
Hmmm Libs preferencing Greens last in EVERY LA seat...
8272  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Petreaus defeats Obama 52-48 on: November 14, 2010, 05:22:12 pm
No undecideds?

lol


...and is Petreaus running?

No? move on...

Generals ALWAYS do well in hypothetical match-ups, even against popular presidents.
8273  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I am gay! on: November 14, 2010, 05:09:33 pm
Congrats Smiley
8274  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What's the last movie you've seen? on: November 14, 2010, 07:37:37 am
Wild Target - Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint, Rupert Everett

Really great little British comedy, Emily Blunt shows her versatility in this one Smiley
8275  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Office of NE Representative Polnut on: November 13, 2010, 01:30:25 am
Rep. Polnut's speech to the Health Advocates Board Dinner

The Westin Hotel, Providence RI
Friday - 12 November 2010

TRANSCRIPT

Thank you ladies and gentlemen for the opportunity to speak with you tonight.

This is my first chance to speak to with people in the region since I took office, albeit unexpectedly, as a Representative in our Assembly.

Throughout my time in public life I have tried my best to discuss matters of importance in the health arena.

While Governor of the Mideast I put in the place the most thorough mental health program in the country. This involved building additions to existing health facilities, building new facilities, as well as a major public education campaign.

This is one area where enough is not done. The stigma of mental illness, sadly, remains as strong in many minds as it has for generations, back to the time when these disorders and diseases were considered demonic possession or helpless madness. But today, there are so many treatment avenues available that go unused.

During my presidential run in 2007, I advocated using the Mideast mental health program, as the basis for a national program. While that opportunity is no longer there, my commitment to a national mental health program remains as solid as it did three years ago, and I urge new national administration to strongly consider this.

I strongly consider health to be an issue of prevention being better cure, yet we run a system of health that deals with problems that occur, when they occur, with the greatest cost, yet, there's no real focus on prevention. Prevention costs less overall, and can lead to fewer life-style related diseases and reduce the burden of healthcare expenses.

The next element of prevention includes vaccination programs.

I have put forward a bill that will provide, at minimum cost for parents, a full-course of hepatitis B vaccinations for students in our region. Hep B is a terrible disease, that can lead to liver-failure and even liver cancer. It is in epi and pandemic proportions in different sections of the world, and Atlasia is not, no pun intended, immune.

This is the first, I will also be working to ensure young women have the opportunity to be given the cervical cancer vaccine.

I consider those steps to be one of our most important one to create a healthier society, with all of the proven social and economic benefits that that brings.

Thank you again for this opportunity, and I look forward to seeing this organisation that works so hard for a healthier region and country.

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