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15876  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Capital Punishment Abolition Amendment to the Constitution (At Final Vote) on: June 05, 2009, 01:55:55 am
This amendment has enough votes to pass. Senators now have 24 hours to change their votes.

Is this because DWTL is gone and so our numbers are only equal to nine, rather than ten?

Yep, 6/9 = 2/3 Wink
15877  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: School Standards Reform Bill (Amendment at Vote) on: June 04, 2009, 04:05:20 pm
Why do we make any subjects mandatory then, if we don't want to teach our students certain things?

This is exactly my point.  High school students deserve more leeway than this.

OK, fair enough, but I see physical education as every bit as important as other academic subjects that I personally would make mandatory.
15878  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: School Standards Reform Bill (Amendment at Vote) on: June 04, 2009, 03:59:11 pm
AYE, a student should be taught through 12th grade to live in a healthy way....which includes physical activity.

If that is our objective here, why don't we ban soft drink vending machines at schools?  Require better nutritional standards in school lunch programs?

Why do we make any subjects mandatory then, if we don't want to teach our students certain things?
15879  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: School Standards Reform Bill (Amendment at Vote) on: June 04, 2009, 01:34:16 pm
AYE, a student should be taught through 12th grade to live in a healthy way....which includes physical activity.
15880  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: School Standards Reform Bill (Debating) on: June 04, 2009, 10:28:20 am
He's right, PS, it was an amendment for all grade levels and it clearly says "mandatory for all students" Smiley
15881  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: European Elections 2009 - Britain! on: June 04, 2009, 09:47:52 am
UKIP Launches Legal Bid Over Ballot Paper


http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Politics/UKIP-To-Complain-About-Ballot-Paper-Fold-In-European-And-Local-Elections/Article/200906115296002?lpos=Politics_First_Home_Article_Teaser_Region_2&lid=ARTICLE_15296002_UKIP_To_Complain_About_Ballot_Paper_Fold_In_European_And_Local_Elections
15882  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Workers' Compensation and Training Bill (At Final Vote) on: June 04, 2009, 08:28:14 am
Aye
15883  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Affirmative Action Bill (At Final Vote) on: June 04, 2009, 08:27:49 am
Aye
15884  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Federal Libel and Slander Penalization Bill (At Final Vote) on: June 04, 2009, 08:27:20 am
Nay
15885  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Democratic Alliance Convention: May-June 2009 on: June 04, 2009, 07:19:58 am
I change my Gustaf vote to Abstain.
15886  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gay Marriage/Civil Unions in 10 years on: June 03, 2009, 06:23:20 pm
I like what Bill O said about this in that its going to happen the liberals states will pass it, and the conservative states wont. End result you turn more people against gay rights then before.

Great a Country divided.

No, a tipping point will be reached, and eventually, even if it takes 20 years, the Federal Government will intervene based on the "full faith and credit clause" and require that all states recognize Gay marriages performed in Gay marriage states. So, Jane and Jill in Montgomery might have to fly to Vegas to get hitched, but Alabama has to recognize it.

Great ideal, the federal government force the states to recognize it.    








Ever heard of a little document called the Constitution?

Sure.

Gay marriages have nothing to do with the constitution though.   

Great to see we have those who think the government should just take over.  Damned the states rights or the 10Th amendment.

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."




Irrelevant.

Full Faith and Credit Clause:

Quote
Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state. And the Congress may by general laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, records, and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof.
15887  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Capital Punishment Abolition Amendment to the Constitution (At Final Vote) on: June 03, 2009, 06:19:48 pm
only Bacon King still needs to vote.

15888  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gay Marriage/Civil Unions in 10 years on: June 03, 2009, 05:58:07 pm
I like what Bill O said about this in that its going to happen the liberals states will pass it, and the conservative states wont. End result you turn more people against gay rights then before.

Great a Country divided.

No, a tipping point will be reached, and eventually, even if it takes 20 years, the Federal Government will intervene based on the "full faith and credit clause" and require that all states recognize Gay marriages performed in Gay marriage states. So, Jane and Jill in Montgomery might have to fly to Vegas to get hitched, but Alabama has to recognize it.

Great ideal, the federal government force the states to recognize it.    








Ever heard of a little document called the Constitution?
15889  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Democratic Alliance Convention: May-June 2009 on: June 03, 2009, 05:15:22 pm
Hashemite

Purple State

Gustaf
15890  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Democratic Alliance Convention: May-June 2009 on: June 03, 2009, 03:31:26 pm
OK, that's probably what I was talking about....but you're right.
15891  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Democratic Alliance Convention: May-June 2009 on: June 03, 2009, 02:59:55 pm
Not saying it's a good rule, lol Smiley
15892  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How old are you? on: June 03, 2009, 12:51:38 pm
18, will turn 19 in July.
15893  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Free Communications Bill (Debating) on: June 03, 2009, 11:57:35 am
I oppose the amendment.

This is a way for the government to take control of the content of media by offering subsidies. Either the government should accept that they have no power to regulate the media, or they shouldn't be offering subsidies in the first place.
15894  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: GPORTER FOR SENATE HEADQUARTERS on: June 03, 2009, 11:51:32 am
lol.

joke candidate
15895  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Democratic Alliance Convention: May-June 2009 on: June 03, 2009, 11:25:25 am
Umm...people, don't we have a party rule that DA candidates ALWAYS get the endorsement?
15896  Election Archive / 2010 Elections / Re: Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) still undecided about 2010. on: June 03, 2009, 05:23:18 am
even as a Democrat, I want to do everything in my power to keep my own party under the 60 seat mark.



Yeah I'd have to wonder why you'd be a member of a party if you want their agenda to be blocked at every turn.

I knew that was coming Tongue  The reason for my position is I don't like the entire agenda that the Democrats have.  I like to think of myself as an Independent-thinking Democrat.  I do not want the extremes in either party to have much control.  While I do not like a lot of Tom Coburn's politics, I am not much of a fan of dyed-in-the-wool liberals such as Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Barney Frank (though he's in the House), just to name a few.

Of course, it shouldn't be suprising since I have several Republican social views.

I'm still thinking about it, though.  I haven't made up my mind just yet.

Well good for you....You can be proud to be representative of your state.
15897  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Kind of an idea for a project on: June 03, 2009, 04:54:13 am
Well how many ballots do you have? Just out of interest.
15898  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: 2009 New Jersey Governor's Race on: June 02, 2009, 06:39:00 pm
Oh. My. God.

State Senator Joe Kyrillos (Christie campaign chair) just said there were two and a half hours left to vote. Oh, Christ.

were voting hours extended or what?
15899  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Duke for Senate: Charleston's Finest on: June 02, 2009, 04:45:59 pm
Governor, I'd just like to stop by and say that I'm very happy you're running in this election.

I am currently undecided....but I'm considering a second preference for you.

Ultimately, however my preferences turn out....I'm confident that you'd make a good senator, and I feel that we would find much common ground to work on together.
15900  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Name One Pol You Love But Everyone Else Seems to Hate... on: June 02, 2009, 04:18:05 pm
Robert Byrd.

I can't describe how much respect I have for him.
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