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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: 68th Senate Noticeboard on: August 01, 2015, 11:59:23 pm
Federal Officeholders, 67th Senate of the Republic of Atlasia

Isn't this the 68th Senate? IIRC, the 66th Senate ended on May 1, so the 67th Session should have ended a few weeks ago.
Yes, it was my same doubt. But I found nothing on the wiki Sad
Yeah, the wiki's essentially been left to hang of late (Windjammer is still listed as Speaker and there is no page for the June Presidential Election). I'm fairly sure this is the 68th Senate, though.

It appears we never got a new Noticeboard thread in July either.
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Fireworks Freedom Act of 2015 (Debating) on: August 01, 2015, 11:58:11 pm
AYE
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Fireworks Freedom Act of 2015 (Debating) on: August 01, 2015, 11:57:23 pm
This has been submitted, please let the Senators debate its merits. There's a commentary thread.

Roll Eyes

The one thing that has made me regret more than anything else the creation of this process by which citizens can directly introduce legislation is that, it is has bred this arrogant disposition to those citizens about participating in the debate. It seems counter-intuitive, since no one pays much attention to that damn thread, it has the effect of silencing or rendering irrelevant their input.

Back when Senators used to introduce bills for constituents and then the constituents were invited to participate in advocacy for such, no one demanded they shut up and go away. I had hoped that this ridiculous nonsense was dead and buried back in March.
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Modern Health Education Act on: August 01, 2015, 11:45:05 pm
     Exceedingly unhealthy is exceedingly vague.


Do you have any recommendations for a better wording or clarification of the point?
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Kids Shouldn't Die from Preventable Diseases... Act on: August 01, 2015, 11:43:27 pm
I would recommend PM him.
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Protection of Atlasians from Arbitrary Forum Administration Act on: August 01, 2015, 11:41:19 pm
If there are no other concerns here, I am ready to proceed with a final vote.
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Improve Our Wiki Act of 2015 (Debating) on: August 01, 2015, 11:40:18 pm
Are there any concerns or remaining issues that need to be resolved here?
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Justice System Reform Bill 1 2015 on: August 01, 2015, 11:39:19 pm
Is there any potential for downsizing the prison system. I mean we are obviously not throwing people in the slammer for just a little weed like IRL. I would think we have potential to remove some of the capacity possibly.
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Amendment to the Constitutions on: August 01, 2015, 11:37:12 pm
Thats why I was confused, because it seemd to me your latest amendment removed the ability of the Senate to call a con-con.
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Chamber of Commerce to Incumbent Teas: "were gunna fuk ur sh1t up" on: August 01, 2015, 11:12:09 pm
I support the Chamber of Commerce, but opposing corporate welfare is a sane, conservative position. If you want to help businesses then push positions that want to cut or eliminate the corporate tax. Giving them so much in corporate welfare is a travesty.

The Chamber backed Candidates will rarely want to do that though. C4G and Paulites are more likely to agree to that kind of change.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: what happened to Nebraska in 1940? on: August 01, 2015, 11:09:13 pm
TN is not a Deep South state. It has long had a Republican bastion in its Eastern Half and a few counties along the MS border, that dates back to the post Civil War era. It was long one of the closest of the former Confederate states and it is not surprising that in the landslide of 1920 that it gave way to the Republicans.

Hoover played on anti-Catholic/Anti-Urban fears to get Democrats to vote for him in the Southern States. However, they were born Democrats and most of them probably died Democrats, and once the Great Depression occured, the Solid South re-solidified behind the Democrats.

Coolidge was more conservative than either, but certainly more so than Hoover.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Primary calendar and delegate allocation megathread (Christmas is saved!) on: July 30, 2015, 01:41:27 am
Does this orderly arrangement mean that people have conceded the figh to dethrone IA/NH/SC of their early status?
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2012 U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Why did Romney Lose Florida? on: July 30, 2015, 01:30:12 am
Its possible that Florida therefore would be affected by the same thing that hurt him in Ohio. That of falling short amongst lower income voters across the board.
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: 1850s-60s Irish Republicans on: July 30, 2015, 01:27:02 am
The fear that after Dred Scott, that sooner or later slavery could be brought to locations unthought of before probably motivated a good number towards Lincoln out of a job protection mindset. You also had some true believers who were abolitionists and such forth as well as those out west that Mechaman mentioned.
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Christie to Colorado: Pot party is over if I'm elected President on: July 30, 2015, 01:18:15 am
"New York Police state of mind" candidate, is not a good choice for socially libertarian swing voters.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Dave Leip Approval Rating on: July 30, 2015, 01:16:03 am
It now looks rather similar to the MA 2010 special.
17  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Petition to move and rename the Mock Parliament subsection on: July 30, 2015, 01:09:01 am
I saw the video last time you posted it in response to someone mentioning "your associates". I was compelled to utilize it as soon as possible and this looked like a great opportunity. Cheesy

OK.  I assume you've seen B5 before, and I didn't spoil Season 4 for you when I posted that video before?


Actually I haven't seen any of it before seeing that video. Tongue Its not my time of show really.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas vs. AAD? on: July 30, 2015, 12:59:39 am
There are some good discussions on AAD. I found the Bernie Sander - Immigration thread on AAD superior and more in depth to the one on the Atlas.
19  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Petition to move and rename the Mock Parliament subsection on: July 30, 2015, 12:54:42 am
I saw the video last time you posted it in response to someone mentioning "your associates". I was compelled to utilize it as soon as possible and this looked like a great opportunity. Cheesy
20  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Petition to move and rename the Mock Parliament subsection on: July 29, 2015, 11:30:55 pm
I don't know what will happen with this, but it looks like BK's departure has made that board mod-less (and a couple of other small boards too).  I guess it's now under Modadmin martial law, until regular order can be restored.  I will be pretty hands off in moderating it, and it looks like it's likely to be relatively drama free, with hardly any reported posts, so I don't foresee even needing to check in there very often during this mod-less interim period.  Nonetheless, PM me if you have any concerns.


Wow, I guess my reign of terror didn't last very long, as Hash has been handed the keys to MP.


Dave didn't like the idea of "your associates" "running a-mock" Parliment, and pressed "the button".

Been waiting three weeks to use that. Tongue
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Office of Senate Speaker Cris - On election as Speaker. on: July 29, 2015, 11:16:44 pm
Congrats Cris. Smiley
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Mideast Record-Courier (Former President Named Deputy SoEA) on: July 29, 2015, 11:14:31 pm
Truman, you need to print a correction.

As far I am aware at this time, the whole "Sawx was Hamilton" is false. It was an IRC joke that spread to AAD then back here. Sawx was banned following an unfortunate exchange with Snowstalker, that involved threats being communicated. Also both Hamilton and Sawx have been on IRC at that same time, which would require two seperate computers and make interacting very difficult.
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Convention for Agreement on Regional Consolidation in Atlasia on: July 29, 2015, 11:02:55 pm
X North Carolina Yankee

We should at least be discussing this option too. I am not opposed to a three region map and wih the Mock Parliament going, the need for consolidation is most likely unavoidable.

But consolidation alone is not the answer to the problems and I think most would admit that. As for viability of consolidation, it is rather viable indeed though that might have changed since the last time I dsicussed the numbers with Griffin.

24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: MW: Confirmation of Maxwell for Senator on: July 29, 2015, 10:57:28 pm
The problem with firm declaratory statements is that reality inevitably forces you to compromise. When Xahar was elected, he too probably would have said "Well, consolidation will never come before the Senate" because it was at like 35% at that time. Well it did and it failed the first time through, because he was adhering to a pledge of inactivity.

If a good solid reform package comes before the Senate and it is not dissolution, such a pledge of voting against everything that is not dissolution, no longer furthers the goal of reforming the game, it actively hinders it. Its kind of like a no tax pledge, then you go to war or face bankruptcy as a country you are forced to compromise or hinder the very fiscal responsibility you are trying to force with said pledge.
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Improve Our Wiki Act of 2015 (Debating) on: July 29, 2015, 10:47:46 pm
Quote from: How Does This Look?
A Bill
To give the President greater resources and flexibility to bring the wiki up to date.

Bill Title: Improve Our Wiki Act of 2015

1. The President shall have the ability to select a "National Archivist" for the purpose of updating the wiki, including the statute page, main page, as well as all info on federal institutions.

2. This position shall not be fixed or permenent and shall serve as long as the President deems it necessary.

3. No confirmation shall be required, nor shall there by any restrictions placed on other officerholders from serving concurrently in this position.

I added my preferred Scott style format and copy and pasted the current clauses into it. Then I removed 1 and began to move, consolidate and alter.

The one question mark I have is the no confirmation aspect. Are my collegeagues okay with it being that informal or would they prefer we have a say who is selected? I am fine with either.
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