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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Mideast Record-Courier: LIVE Coverage of the February '17 Election on: Today at 08:37:49 pm
FOR HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (57% Turnout)
FED   52, 52.5% [5 seats]
LAB   44, 44.4% [4 seats]


How many wish the RL House was that representative of its own popular vote?
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: NC Yankee For the People's House HQ: Restore it to the People!!! (AYA Townhall) on: Today at 03:29:49 pm
It's pretty straightforward, Mr. President. What if the 1989-93 cult classic Quantum Leap was still running on TV today?


I guess we would watch it or something. Tongue
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: NC Yankee For the People's House HQ: Restore it to the People!!! (AYA Townhall) on: Today at 03:28:20 pm
As regarding your infrastructure reforms, what is your position on roadwork?

In general terms, I support improvements to roadways obviously. Of course, if you have a specific project or sets of projects you would like me to look at, I would be happy to do so.
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: NC Yankee For the People's House HQ: Restore it to the People!!! (AYA Townhall) on: Today at 03:24:30 pm
This is how you treat your fellow representative? By ignoring her question completely? Angry

I didn't comprehend the question.

And to be honest I forgot I started the townhall. Tongue

But don't worry, there will be plenty of opportunities for the people to ask and answer questions of their Representatives, very soon.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Pence is actually a uniquely positioned candidate to ward off primary challenges on: Today at 03:20:08 pm
Yeah. Been saying something similar for a while. Pence is one of few Republicans who could actually benefit from being Trump's VP.

I have said this as well.
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: NC Yankee For the People's House HQ: Restore it to the People!!! (AYA Townhall) on: Today at 03:19:04 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vrEljMfXYo


Probably better for Potus' thread, but whatever.

7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Mideast Record-Courier: LIVE Coverage of the February '17 Election on: Today at 03:15:16 pm
FEBRUARY 2017
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION






"He is not going to make American Great Again, he is going to make America Orange...(red)"  - Marco Rubio 

8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Register Thread on: February 18, 2017, 11:58:29 pm
Encke
Federalist
Arkansas

Welcome to the Game, Region and Party! Smiley
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Atlasia Chronicle - February 2017 Election Tracker on: February 17, 2017, 12:18:01 pm
I see. If that's the case, then neither of his votes are invalid.

Well the first one is obviously. Tongue

As Adam used to describe it (pre-reset mind you), votes cast before the election start, don't exist technically speaking. Which is why they are able to vote again.
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Atlasia Chronicle - February 2017 Election Tracker on: February 17, 2017, 12:12:45 pm
Why is Nix's second vote invalid?


Previously, people who voted too early were allowed to re-vote during its actual duration.
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 2016-1075 - Electoral Tie Resolution Amendment (DEBATING) on: February 17, 2017, 05:09:39 am
Well that is gratitude for ya Tongue
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The White House on: February 17, 2017, 02:54:36 am
Quote from: Executive Order #008
Executive Action
To appoint an Acting Elections Administrator under the terms of the Safeguard the Integrity of our Institutions Act.

I hereby appoint Governor Harry S Truman to the position of Acting Elections Administrator under the terms of the Safeguard the Integrity of our Institutions Act, for the duration of the February 2017 election and subsequent certification.
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Register Thread on: February 17, 2017, 01:24:20 am
Lotuslander
Federalist
California

I echo my Governor, in welcoming you to the game and the party. Smiley

Lechasseur
Florida
Federalist

I also extend a welcome to you as well.
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Congressional Question Time Thread on: February 17, 2017, 01:22:39 am
Any More Questions? Follow ups?

Are any actions being taken against ISIS in either Iraq or Syria, as begun in my executive order?

Are inquiries for the past week and some change to the GM have been met with with complete silence unfortunately.

Does the TSA or its equivalent exist in this game?  If so, how much money is it draining from the federal budget?

I would imagine that the TSA does exist and that it is drawing about the same amount in RL as no budget has yet been passed altering it and while such was on my agenda of desired items, the healthcare bill meant that it was impossible to proceed with a budget until that was completed.
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Red Carpet Research February 2017 Presidential/Game Structure Poll on: February 17, 2017, 01:15:58 am
Head-to-head dfwlibertylover vs. NeverAgain
NeverAgain/Southern Gothic - 49.2% (44.1% definite)
dfwlibertylover/Goldwater - 38.8% (29.1% definite)

dfwlibertylover vs. NeverAgain vs. Winfield (Maxwell entered right after the poll was made)
NeverAgain/Southern Gothic - 49.2%
dfwlibertylover/Goldwater - 34.2%
Winfield/Poirot - 16.6%

Parliamentarianism
Yes - 33.2% (23.0% definite)
No - 37.6% (19.9% definite)

Replacing Elections With GM Sim
Yes - 27.6% (9.6% definite)
No - 53.9% (31.0% definite)

Number of Chambers
Bicameralism - 46.0% (21.2% definite)
Unicameralism - 39.1% (24.0% definite)
lmao right now the election results are nowhere near that
dfwlibertylover - 5
Maxwell - 1

Assuming Maxwell is eliminated:

dfwlibertylover - 5
NeverAgain - 1

I doubt that will be the actual margin though.

In Feb 2015 Southeast Regional Senate election, the polls had me losing 75%-25% and 80%-20%. The final result was a 55-45 loss.

Polls are extremely inaccurate in this game, because of low samples.
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: NC Yankee For the People's House HQ: Restore it to the People!!! on: February 16, 2017, 08:11:34 am
Ask Yankee Anything Townhall!
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Transportation - Infrastructure for the People on: February 16, 2017, 08:10:00 am



Whenever you hear talk of infrastructure, generally you get lip service and politicians who want to craft the big projects so that they can get the fancy ribbon cutting ceremonies and the headlines. But what gets left behind, is the people who have to worry every day about the Bridge underneath their car, or the dam up river, taking away everything and possibly even killing them.

This is not acceptable! This is a disgrace!

In NC, we have a problem with earthen dams being eroded away over time and being put at risk for failure when the Hurricanes come in. Not to far away from here, you have spillways threatening to give way, uprooting and destroying many people's lives.

This has got to change. While we need new projects, we need to upgrade and replace, roads, bridges and tunnels that pose a risk to the people and we also need to emphasize our water projects including our dams to make sure that they are likewise secure.

One of the great unfinished projects during my Administration, largely because of its shortened nature, was the inability to get anything done on waterways, including securing those earthen dams, many of which are on lists of at risk infrastructure that need to be replaced, or rebuilt. Another priority was river dredging to ensure that floods are not as devastating, especially when Hurricanes come ashore. At the same time we must balance that with protecting our environment and investing in technologies will minimize human impact on climate change.

We have an obligation to get this done right and we have a obligation to fight for the people. If you want a representative who will fight to get this done for the people, then come out and make your voices heard this weekend.
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / A Stable Foundation: Banking for the People! on: February 16, 2017, 06:42:11 am




Hard Working Atlasians.


It has been eight months since the legislative reset and that means it has been eight months since we inherited the RL banking regulations. Now this is bad for two reasons. One, we still have banks that thing they can do anything. I am not sure if I made myself clear on that one, but anything at all. Lyin, cheatin, stealin and yes that is just the tip of the ice berg. Secondly, we have made it impossible for people who should be able to get credit to get credit.

Now fortunately we have solutions for this problem. We need simpler, but stricter regulations. We need fewer undefined regulations set by agencies and more hard and fast rules. We do need liquidity requirements and we do need to reinstate a 21st century version of Glass-Steagall.

That being said, we also need to be mindful of community lending and the ability of companies to get credit so that they can invest, hire more workers and expand. Therefore it is essential to simplify where possible so that the small banks aren't squeezed out by compliance costs. It would also be appropriate to create lines of credit to assist small business to hire people and expand.

I realize some of you are not familiar with my history on this subject matter. I wrote the 2009 and 2010 financial regulations in Atlasia pre-reset. And they were so stuff, I had socialists telling me I went too far. So I don't need anyone to tell me about getting tough on Wall Street, I walked the walked already.

What we need now is a stable foundations, rules that actually will product us from crashes causing systemic risk and most important rules that mean NO MORE DAMN BAILOUTS!!! If we do it right, the situation will never arise and that is what we should strive for. Because when the system has built itself up on a hill of sand and it all comes tumbling down, there is no way to avoid a bailout backed into that corner without literally ruining people who did nothing wrong.

Frankly, I find it immoral to work your whole life, building a business and because some idiots in New York thought it would be fun to play roulette with your life's work, you lose it all. There is no market in that, there is no free choice in that. I call that robbery.

I am all for markets and all for simple and minimal regulations where practical. But when it comes to the banks, you need rules because banks are the economic interchanges where everything can come crashing down if things go badly. It is not place to play games, it is a place where stability and common sense are necessary.

So if I am elected, I will introduce legislation reinstating Glass-Steagall and replacing Dodd Frank with a set of stricter but simpler rules that reign in Wall Street, while empowering main street. In the past eight years, the opposite has happened, main street has withered on the vine while Wall Street is back to playing black jack with your life's work.

It is time we preserve and empower the free market on main street. It is time we fight to preserve a free market for the people.

If you want a People's Representative, who will make this happen, come out this weekend and make your voices heard.
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 2016-1075 - Electoral Tie Resolution Amendment (DEBATING) on: February 16, 2017, 04:29:45 am
Can I make a recommendation!


That the underlying amendment be passed as is and sent to the regions so that we have an electoral tie process in place that works. And then deal with the post requirement for President later through another amendment?

We should not have to go through another October and it is bad enough that February will go by before this can get ratified.

I respect the concern over this standard, but the primary issue in this amendment is fixing the tied elections process, that needs to get on the books immediately. The issue over posting requirements for President can be handled seperately, and not require this be sent back to the Senate, for them to tank it possibly over this.

Please do not poison pill the underlying amendment, for the love of god handle the posting issue separately.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 2016-1041 - Increasing the Vice Presidents Power Amendment (AMENDMENT VOTE) on: February 16, 2017, 04:19:44 am
Yeah, I think just establishing the Vice President's powers within the House and Senate rules is all that is really needed. I will propose something later tonight.

I opened up emergency slots for usage on this purpose.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-056 - Amendment to Article 1, Section 4 of the Constitution (Debating) on: February 16, 2017, 04:18:17 am
Truman, if we're going to pass an amended version of this anyway, why should we vote for passage?

Because then we have to start completely over for one.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2016-041 - Safegraud the Integrity of Our Institutions Act (Passed Senate) on: February 16, 2017, 04:15:31 am
Quote
An Act to Safeguard the Integrity of our Institutions

Section 1: Definitions
1. For the purposes of this act, a "conflict of interest" shall be defined as a situation in which partisan or personal biases could reasonably prevent an Atlasian official from delivering a fair decision or ruling.

Section 2: Administration of Elections
1. The Secretary of Federal Elections shall not administer an election in which they are a candidate.
2. When the Secretary of Federal Elections is a candidate in the election or recuses themselves for other reasons, the President shall appoint an Acting Elections Administrator to carry out the duties of administering the election.
3. The Acting Election Administrator must not be a candidate for office in the election to which they are appointed.

Judicial Disqualification
1. Supreme Court Justices shall recuse themselves from cases in which a conflict of interest prevents them from rendering an impartial judgment of the law.
2. If a Justice refuses to recuse themselves, a party to the case may submit a petition to the court to recuse the Justice, which will be legally binding if the other Justices of the court unanimously agree to support the petition.


23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 2016-1074 - Safeguard the Integrity of our Institutions Act (DEBATING QUIKLY) on: February 16, 2017, 04:15:06 am
Quote
An Act to Safeguard the Integrity of our Institutions

Section 1: Definitions
1. For the purposes of this act, a "conflict of interest" shall be defined as a situation in which partisan or personal biases could reasonably prevent an Atlasian official from delivering a fair decision or ruling.

Section 2: Administration of Elections
1. The Secretary of Federal Elections shall not administer an election in which they are a candidate.
2. When the Secretary of Federal Elections is a candidate in the election or recuses themselves for other reasons, the President shall appoint an Acting Elections Administrator to carry out the duties of administering the election.
3. The Acting Election Administrator must not be a candidate for office in the election to which they are appointed.

Judicial Disqualification
1. Supreme Court Justices shall recuse themselves from cases in which a conflict of interest prevents them from rendering an impartial judgment of the law.
2. If a Justice refuses to recuse themselves, a party to the case may submit a petition to the court to recuse the Justice, which will be legally binding if the other Justices of the court unanimously agree to support the petition.


24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The White House on: February 16, 2017, 04:14:15 am
Quote
An Act to Safeguard the Integrity of our Institutions

Section 1: Definitions
1. For the purposes of this act, a "conflict of interest" shall be defined as a situation in which partisan or personal biases could reasonably prevent an Atlasian official from delivering a fair decision or ruling.

Section 2: Administration of Elections
1. The Secretary of Federal Elections shall not administer an election in which they are a candidate.
2. When the Secretary of Federal Elections is a candidate in the election or recuses themselves for other reasons, the President shall appoint an Acting Elections Administrator to carry out the duties of administering the election.
3. The Acting Election Administrator must not be a candidate for office in the election to which they are appointed.

Judicial Disqualification
1. Supreme Court Justices shall recuse themselves from cases in which a conflict of interest prevents them from rendering an impartial judgment of the law.
2. If a Justice refuses to recuse themselves, a party to the case may submit a petition to the court to recuse the Justice, which will be legally binding if the other Justices of the court unanimously agree to support the petition.

25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Federalist Main Street Partnership (FMSP) on: February 16, 2017, 01:59:27 am
Good to see we're back on Cheesy

You and me both.
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