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13801  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who do you think would be a better president? on: July 09, 2009, 05:24:11 pm
Tie between Gore and Mondale.
13802  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Comedy Goldmine XI: The Atlas Forum Demilitarized Zone on: July 09, 2009, 05:13:50 pm
Your theories are intriguing. I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
13803  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: BrandonH (GM) (At Vote) on: July 09, 2009, 05:06:51 pm
Aye, without a doubt.
13804  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Bgwah (AG) (At Vote) on: July 09, 2009, 05:06:15 pm
A very very easy Aye.
13805  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: HappyWarrior (SoEA) (At Vote) on: July 09, 2009, 05:05:45 pm
Aye
13806  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Earl (SoFA) (At Vote) on: July 09, 2009, 05:05:15 pm
Aye
13807  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Amendment to the LGBT Trade Act (At Final Vote) on: July 09, 2009, 05:00:19 pm
Could the nays explain themselves? Because I got nothing from you kind sirs during the long debate period. Not a big fan of teh gayz?

     Some people might consider the expansion of free trade to be a higher priority.

Line our pockets, screw the fags? Wink

Could the nays explain themselves? Because I got nothing from you kind sirs during the long debate period. Not a big fan of teh gayz?

The reason I voted Nay is because I think this would be very inneffectual in achieving anything better for Gay righths abroad.

I'm just going to hope that was a typo or a bad joke.

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Most countries that do criminalise homosexuality do so for Religious reasons and many of these countries are so fervent in there beliefs that it will take more then money to shake them of that opinion. As for the last question, from the distinguished gentleman, I will decline to answer on the account that it has nothing to do with my vote here on this bill.

This is about the principle of the matter and it's about human rights. We have a trade restriction bill on the Senate floor up for a vote right now that has to do with banning companies from doing trade with Iran when it comes to communications technologies. Both yourself and MasterJedi, social conservatives both, voted in favor of such a trade restriction, yet here when we have a trade restriction bill that deals with the oppression of homosexuals, you both vote against it.

There's a double standard here that's startling. When it comes to the suppression of human rights and peaceful protests in Iran, you favor restrictions, when it comes to the violating of human rights and the oppression of a minority around the world, you're all against restrictions.
13808  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: National Special Election Booth - OFFICIAL VOTING BOOTH on: July 09, 2009, 04:30:31 pm
Official Ballot

[1] Fritz (JCP)
[2] Catmusic (JCP)
13809  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Amendment to the LGBT Trade Act (At Final Vote) on: July 09, 2009, 04:13:17 pm
Could the nays explain themselves? Because I got nothing from you kind sirs during the long debate period. Not a big fan of teh gayz?
13810  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: DWTL is Running for Something on: July 09, 2009, 03:48:33 pm
I don't agree with DWTL on virtually anything, but he keeps things interesting and serves as a very good "loyal opposition". He belongs in the Senate.

This is why we have almost no solid left-wingers in the Senate. Smiley

I value entertainment and activity over ideology in this case. This is a game after all. Smiley

Fair point about entertainment, but this is a game that relies on new people and new faces participating in the game. We needn't elect the same old people over and over again whenever they decide to pop in and push aside others who deserve a shot.

Edit: And Yes I know Fritz used to be in Atlasia long, long ago.
13811  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Fritz Campaign HQ on: July 09, 2009, 03:46:43 pm
I encourage all of you out there to vote for Fritz for the Senate.

Look, I know DWTL is something of a "legend" around here, and plenty of you out there have an unexplainable desire to see him in the Senate. But DWTL has his head stuck in the past. He was gone for awhile, and during that absence a fair bit about Atlasia changed. Petty backroom deals, hyper-partisan bickering, uncompromising childishness, these are not qualities I want in a Senator.

And shame on you if you do.

The left-wing is one of the biggest voting blocs in Atlasia, yet we are also the most under-represented. We have four conservatives, one moderate, two centrists, and two Social Democrats. Simply two, that's it. And now we want to elect another radical economic conservative with a bad attitude all in the name of entitlement. I want someone who can balance the Senate, and I want someone with a good, kind attitude. I ran last month on wanting to balance the Senate and to represent a greatly under-represented bloc in Atlasia, that voting bloc is still under-represented.

People need to stop the incomprehensible pandering to DWTL, stop the ridiculous calls for a "balance" by electing someone who will further unbalance the Senate, people need to get a grip.

Fritz is a kind guy who has came back to Atlasia and has gotten involved, he's something of a new face around here to most of us, and he belongs in the Senate. We need to stop the cycle of re-electing the same old people. (And we can do so without electing the undesirable newbies, mind you.) Atlasia has experienced an influx of new people, of new enthusiasm, and DWTL has this air about him that smells so.. six months ago.

We need to get more people involved in Atlasia. Fritz is a great guy that deserves a chance. DWTL isn't going anywhere.
13812  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: DWTL is Running for Something on: July 09, 2009, 03:33:40 pm
I don't agree with DWTL on virtually anything, but he keeps things interesting and serves as a very good "loyal opposition". He belongs in the Senate.

This is why we have almost no solid left-wingers in the Senate. Smiley
13813  General Politics / Economics / Re: Worst Economic President in US history on: July 09, 2009, 03:27:33 pm
     FDR, but LBJ was also trash. Clinton doesn't really deserve to be mentioned here since despite his refusal to gut entitlement programs, he did manage to balance the budget.
Balancing the budget really has little to do with the economy.

People often forget this.
13814  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of AKSaber on: July 09, 2009, 03:21:05 pm
You can put this guy in the category of:  "Who could NOT like him?" 

Thoroughly an FF.
13815  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Five Favorite/Least Favorite Forum Members on: July 09, 2009, 03:20:13 pm
Marokai Blue (resorts to ad hominem attacks rather than intelligent debate)

Just with you. Wink
13816  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Free Iranian Communications Bill (At Final Vote) on: July 09, 2009, 03:14:41 pm
Aye
13817  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Party Name Change Bill (At Final Vote) on: July 09, 2009, 03:12:05 pm
Aye
13818  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Federal Government Accountability and Oversight Reform Bill (At Final Vote) on: July 09, 2009, 03:11:34 pm
No reason not to, Aye.
13819  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Game Moderator Reform Bill (At Final Vote) on: July 09, 2009, 03:11:03 pm
Abstain
13820  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Cleaning Up The Line Of Succession Bill (At Final Vote) on: July 09, 2009, 03:10:10 pm
Aye
13821  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Amendment to the LGBT Trade Act (At Final Vote) on: July 09, 2009, 03:09:27 pm
Aye
13822  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: MIKE NASO IN MANHATTAN (WITH PICTURES) on: July 09, 2009, 01:22:42 am
Hey Naso and Phil, here's a few websites I bet y'all will find useful!

http://www.queenofnewyork.com/

http://nymag.com/guides/summer/2009/57643/

LOL
13823  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Top 5 Senators on: July 08, 2009, 08:32:18 pm
How could I forget my own Senator! Honorable mention to Brown. Tongue
13824  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Top 5 Senators on: July 08, 2009, 08:12:09 pm
1. Bernie Sanders
2. Claire McCaskill
3. Dick Durbin
4. Russ Feingold
5. Byron Dorgan

Al Franken will undoubtedly hit this list in time, though, after some accomplishments.
13825  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Regional Protection Party on: July 08, 2009, 07:08:25 pm
I'm really glad the RPP is working on a Logo, the Introduction to Atlasia thread could really use it. Smiley

We were pushing for one before the election but with all the Persepolis crap and then the election itself it got placed on the backburner. There is competition though so we still have a ways to go before you can update the introduction thread. However the Party numbers are I beleive out of date as I think currently we have either 30 or 31 members now.

Yes I'm sure they are out of date. I'll correct them based on the SoFA's count at some point tonight.
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