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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Duke’s Let’s Put Atlasia to Work Program (Debating) on: Today at 09:44:45 pm
I'm offering it as an amendment then.
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Long-term Unemployment Relief Act (Debating) on: Today at 09:43:56 pm
Aye
3  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: US States Ranked By Musical Importance on: Today at 09:03:11 pm
Very interesting - though when it comes to old time music derived from the English folk traditions the Virginians had a few years on New England. There's records of fiddling in early Jamestown, and they've excavated tambourine jangles from the period.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Chelsea Clinton Preggers! on: Today at 08:37:47 pm
Unless this is why Hillary doesn't run, this has nothing to do with 2016.

This will help Hillary with the coveted grandmother demographic.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Christopher Hitchens: The Case Against Hillary Clinton on: Today at 08:35:48 pm
Her support for the Iraq War is a serious issue, does America want another hawk in the White House?
Well, America seems to be fine with hawks, considering they've elected them since 1952.

why 1952?  If you are going to count Ike and Carter as hawks, you have to include Truman and FDR as well.
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Duke’s Let’s Put Atlasia to Work Program (Debating) on: Today at 08:32:02 pm
how about this?
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Duke’s Let’s Put Atlasia to Work Program

Section I: Cash for Startups
1. New businesses and all unincorporated businesses shall be eligible $1000 tax credit for new jobs described in Section II of the Corporate Tax Reform Act.
2. This tax credit shall be a refundable tax credit for full time jobs created by any new business, and such a business may request this tax to be converted to a cash equivalent.
The federal government will provide a $1000 tax credit per job created by new businesses and green jobs.
2. The tax credit in clause 1 can be converted to its cash equivalent if the new business chooses to do so.  
3. For a new job to qualify under this program, it must be a full-time job. Part time jobs do not qualify under this program.

43. “New businesses” defined under this program are businesses that have been open for 18 36 months or less.
5. “Green job” defined under this program is work in agricultural, manufacturing, research and development (R&D), administrative, and service activities that contribute substantially to preserving or restoring environmental quality.


Section II: Guaranteed Business Loan Program
1. $50 billion shall be appropriated to banks throughout Atlasia specifically reserved for business loans.
2. The federal government will guarantee eighty-percent of each loan lended by banks to each business.
3. The interest rate on a loan under this program will be capped at 9.25%. Banks may not charge a higher rate on loans under this program.
4. Loans under this program will be available to businesses who plan to commence business within a 6 month period of taking out the loan and available to any other type of business currently doing business, including municipal governments.

Sponsor: Senator Yankee
Slot: Emergency
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7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Reforming Atlasian Public Health Act of 2014 (Debating) on: Today at 08:11:35 pm
http://uselectionatlas.org/AFEWIKI/index.php/Health_Care_Reform_Act_of_2004

Wouldn't this have been repealed by the CSS? Or did that not extent to healthcare with its blanket repeal of prior programs?

The ANHA (as amended) only mentions medicare, medicaid and tricare. 
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Executive Department Amendment (At Final Vote) on: Today at 08:06:35 pm
NAY

I don't get what we are trying to do here. If the goal is to be able to rename departments, we should just have an amendment saying we can rename the departments.  If it's about some arcane implied powers derived from clause 28, then in that case too I think we need to be more specific and straightforward since very few people are going to be able to understand the supreme court precedents.

This amendment accomplishes the goal of having "an amendment saying we can rename the departments".  Perhaps that's not as simple as desired, but it is functional.

But what else does it do? Clause 28 is not about naming. Does it allow the Senate to abolish the departments completely?
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Duke-Scott Educating The People Reform (Amendment Vote) on: Today at 08:03:54 pm
Either way its okay, you wake up with yourself. Sorry, couldn't resist. Tongue

Yea, since bore's eliminates, passing or failing this amendment wouldn't matter, but since you expressed desire for withdrawal I suspected msot would lean towards a nay vote as the expediant path to get to the destination.

It must be understood that my desire to withdraw was not an end in itself, but only because I was anxious for a speedy vote on the next amendment.   It is still very possible that bore's amendment will fail, in which case the absence of misquotations of Burke among our list of intellectual grievances will be a great loss for the humanities.

I like Burke as much as any Conservative, but I worry your amendment is too vague to achieve your desired ends regardless, unless you define the misquotation.

Even if it were so, that's a small ambiguity compared to the contested definitions of "creationism" or "climate change."
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Executive Department Amendment (At Final Vote) on: Today at 08:01:03 pm
NAY

I don't get what we are trying to do here. If the goal is to be able to rename departments, we should just have an amendment saying we can rename the departments.  If it's about some arcane implied powers derived from clause 28, then in that case too I think we need to be more specific and straightforward since very few people are going to be able to understand the supreme court precedents.
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Duke-Scott Educating The People Reform (Amendment Vote) on: Today at 07:48:29 pm
Either way its okay, you wake up with yourself. Sorry, couldn't resist. Tongue

Yea, since bore's eliminates, passing or failing this amendment wouldn't matter, but since you expressed desire for withdrawal I suspected msot would lean towards a nay vote as the expediant path to get to the destination.

It must be understood that my desire to withdraw was not an end in itself, but only because I was anxious for a speedy vote on the next amendment.   It is still very possible that bore's amendment will fail, in which case the absence of misquotations of Burke among our list of intellectual grievances will be a great loss for the humanities.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Town and Precinct results? on: Today at 07:40:04 pm
NY and New England organize their states by town in a way that other states don't so that is why there are town maps for them at this site.

here is a good source for precinct maps for each county/independent city in Virginia for the past few elections.
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Department Renaming Amendment (At Final Vote) on: Today at 07:06:37 pm
What is the final text?
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Public Intoxication Act (At Final Vote) on: Today at 07:04:50 pm
I will change my vote to Aye.
15  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: do you support right to work laws on: Today at 05:08:43 pm
Idk, probably.  I feel like this issue is so clouded by excessive hyperbole I can never figure out what the debate is actually about from a policy standpoint.  I mean what percentage of employers/employees do these laws actually effect?  If it's just for employers who want to force all their employees to join a union, I can't imagine it would be that many.
16  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: US States Ranked By Musical Importance on: Today at 03:33:54 pm
Not putting Mississippi at #1 is crazy. Without the Delta blues and Elvis, America's popular music would be unrecognizable.

I was surprised as well at the low ranking of Mississippi.

I think we should give a shout out to neighboring states Louisiana and Tennessee also.  Jazz was born in Louisiana, but quickly travels upriver to Saint Louis.  Blues comes from Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi.  Rock and Roll may have been born in Mississippi, in the sense that those in whom it originated were natives of the Hospitality State, but it first comes out in Memphis.  Soul music comes from Philadelphia, but its godfather, James Brown, comes from South Carolina.  Country music, as well as gospel, originated in Massachusetts, but travels quickly via the Appalachian Mountain region and really becomes popular in the lower Mississippi valley and in the Great Plains.  R&B comes originally from New York, but is popularized in urban centers such as Atlanta and Los Angeles.  The lower Mississippi River valley region seems very important in American popular music.



how are country and gospel from Massachusetts?
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Senate Resolution on the 2014 Crimean Crisis (Amendment Vote) on: Today at 01:15:44 pm
Aye
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: April 2014 At-Large Senate Debate on: Today at 01:14:20 pm
QUESTION 2: The Senate has repealed over fifty laws since last fall. What federal laws would you repeal?

I'll give you two for now.  One is the Fair Labor Standards Act of 2013, which is a litany of anti-employment policies and bad economics generally.  Another is the Break the Shell Corporations Act  which might as well be called the "Break the Small Start-ups Act."  It bans businesses from operating in ways that are innocuous in themselves and may be necessary for entrepreneurs because a few bad actors might use them to avoid taxes.  That's like banning cold medicine because some people use it to make meth.
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Public Intoxication Act (At Final Vote) on: Today at 09:27:16 am
Aye

This is a worthwhile bill, but I certainly wouldn't mind duke vetoing it so more work can be done on it.

If this is the case for you as well, shua, I ask that you please change your vote. A redraft and more time for debate is better than letting a bill that would do a lot of real good die here.

If the president indicates an interest in redrafting this so as to strike the parts about open containers and consumption on public transit then I will change my vote.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Duke-Scott Educating The People Reform (Amendment Vote) on: Today at 09:18:57 am
Yes, the vote is the cuttof unfortunately. The best way is to fail it then.

NAY

Actually the best is to pass it unanimously.  Smiley
21  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of This Quote on: April 16, 2014, 10:21:04 pm
I think Mr. Bloomberg will be surprised when he regains consciousness in the afterlife.

Let's hope he regains consciousness before then.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Post something that would annoy the preceding poster. on: April 16, 2014, 10:14:21 pm
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Long-term Unemployment Relief Act (Debating) on: April 16, 2014, 09:56:35 pm
Hostile.

I will not allow this abrogation of the rights of workers.

It's my bill, and the amendment is friendly. Tongue

You can however object and I'd be interested to know what you base your objects on.
24  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Let's talk (really) about RosettaStoned on: April 16, 2014, 09:52:58 pm
http://undergroundmgzn.com/2014/04/15/man-ruins-game-thrones-series-novels-full-spoilers/
25  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which person in the congress has an ideology closest to yours? on: April 16, 2014, 09:41:21 pm
I might have gone with recently retired IL Rep Timothy Johnson (not to be confused with the SD Senator).  I guess I'd have to say a combination of Scott Rigell and Ron Wyden, stirred together with Justin Amash.
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