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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Academic shenanigans at UNC on: Today at 06:43:18 pm
You know, it's one thing if there are classes that are known be easier or whatever that athletes might gravitate to (because they have to play and be coached), but outright unabashed fraud like this is ridiculous, and in an odd way it's predatory. It's also all the more outrageous because you know how competitive the scene is if you're there for academics. That that one professor was not evaluated for over 20 years is absurd. I won't even make a comment about that, but it smacks of the racket that academia can be.

This women, Debra whats her face supposedly chaffed under that racket herself in the 1970s and ironically ended up being facilitated in her plan to "help" people get around it by the very system itself (no peer evualations, Dept head in on it etc etc).
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Census Bureau of Atlasia: RG Fritz on: Today at 06:39:59 pm
Flo changed his name? I never noticed.
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Come to Yank's (Election Sale - Free Beer!!!!) on: Today at 06:28:26 pm
Look here Mac, I run a Saloon. Tongue

Damn it has been five months since I watched Casablanca I cannot remember a good line to throw out here.
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Come to Yank's (Election Sale - Free Beer!!!!) on: Today at 06:03:09 pm
Of course the rat poison cost $5 a glass.
5  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Electric Light Orchestra on: Today at 02:22:54 pm
MEGA EPIC FB


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2ds8tCtomQ


That's one of my favorite songs.

I'd love to see a light show at a science place with their music. They do it all the time around here with Pink Floyd, why not ELO?

"Calling America" is even better than Telephone Lines in my opinion.

"Hold on Tight" is my favorite though.
6  General Discussion / History / Re: An Inconvenient History Thread on: Today at 02:15:01 pm
Oh for god sakes man, I been waiting three months and leave me without a single update when I get my internet back.

Yo slippin man, slippin. Tongue
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: GRIFFGRAPH ELECTION CENTER on: Today at 01:47:52 pm
Atlasia has long had a libertarian bent and Cassius naturally struggles with them based on his views.

And yes the Mideast Federalist Party is in a mess and it was one of the things that I was unable to fix before I lost my internet access back in August.

The Federalists are achieving the remarkable spectacle of winning the Presidency in a landslide while losing one of their Senate seats due to sheer ineptitude. If I was a Fed I'd be appalled - apparently not a single soul in the party noticed the (hardly subtle) strategic recruitment campaign windjammer ran in the last couple of weeks. They're literally on course to become a bigger joke than the old PU. It seems apparent that the party's victories of the past months have been more due to Labor's disastrous tenure in power than any kind of Federalist organisation. Even if they end up scraping out a win by one vote here it'll be humiliating.

I noticed it in the few glimpses that I made at the registration board but naturally my limitations made it difficult. Even so, it is not like there would have been anyway to stop it save to have several people cry fowl in public and that usually doesn't work either.

At the end of the day this game is about persistance, and that is why we will never end up like the PU. This party isn't going anywhere except to victory, if not today, then next time.
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Census Bureau of Atlasia: RG Fritz on: Today at 03:16:55 am
I that is the first time I have ever seen that occur, more or less have it come up in an election.

What about you Fritzy, you got a good five years on me?
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: When will we know which party controls the Senate? on: Today at 01:57:21 am
NOTA


The Senate cannot be controlled until one party gets 60 seats. Tongue
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: I... Live.....AGAIN!!!!!!!! on: Today at 01:16:40 am
I's steelin yo song Northeast.
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: LUMINE EATS DEAD BABIES on: Today at 01:05:02 am
Wow a list without a cause.
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Ted Cruz staffer trolls hard on Twitter on: Today at 12:58:07 am
The music is made for love, 'Cruzin' is made for love
I love it when were 'Cruzin' together...


The music compelled me once again. Tongue
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Ending Financial Havens for Islamic State (Debating) on: Today at 12:44:08 am
Also still on the noticeboard.
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: LGBT Equality in Schooling Act (Debating) on: Today at 12:43:17 am
Why is this still on the noticeboard?
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Repeal of the Regulatory Overhaul and Review Act (Debating) on: Today at 12:42:22 am
I have not had a chance to even view the thread so I will reserve judgement until I do.
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Police Militarization and Civil Rights Act (Debating) on: Today at 12:40:29 am
No, I think I have my answer. This isn't going to work.

What isn't going to work? You are being rather cryptic.

First, the cost of the obligations attached to the grant money could exceed the amount of the grant.

Second, we seem to have no idea how much money regional police departments receive from the federal government.

First off, we can address that problem rather simply. We go as far as we can with the funds allotted to bring as many departments into this system.

Second of all, I don't see the relevance unless those funds already go for this specific purpose and as far as I know most of the funding goes to anti-Terrorism and even if this surplus is not  direct money allotments, I know a large segment of those funding streams are.

I am confident there is a way to make this work.
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Amendment to Official Senate Rules and Procedures on: Today at 12:10:18 am
My biggest concerns are:

1. Expulsion is a blank check in Nix's text and should be limited to activity/competence like it is now. Also, it makes no sense to then include such a limitation nad then keep an unlimited override clause at the very bottom of the rules text, Expulsion should be excluded from being overridden.

2. I love you Nixy baby for keeping my precious in order slots. But they have to have a clogging rule of some sorts otherwise we will have a crowding effect, or filling the tree as it is called in real life. Likewise said clogging rule should be exempt from the rule override clause as well.

3. Aside from the concerns mentioned regarding the override capabilities, there is also the slot rules we might want to consider excluding from override capability, along with debating rules (which usually have their own processes for such), and the expulsion and clogging/introduction rules mentioned above of course.

4. Vote succession, even Justice Bgwah messed this up back in August impeached for Torie and after the supreme court ruling, it is essential that we not over or undercount "A seat". We need a clause handling vote changes by successors.


As a quick aside, I don't recall if this was fixed or not in Nix's text, but there is no reason for us to be held up waiting for the President. As soon as we pass a bill and the PPT/Speaker informs the Prez, the slot should come open for more legislation. Overrides and Redrafts can simply be handled off slot as there usually aren't that many anyway.


Here is my rand err list of requests. from the first page. I'll go through and make sure all have been addressed int he final text.
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Taft-Hartley Reinstatement Act (Debating) on: Today at 12:06:23 am
NAy for the same reason as the other bill
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Taft-Hartley Reinstatement Act (Debating) on: Today at 12:05:39 am
Are you aware that section 2 is blatantly unconstitutional, JCL?

Show me where the Atlasian constitution would forbid section 2. Unions don't have the right to force an individual to publicly reveal how they voted in a election to decide wether or not to bring a union into a company.
"is hereby banned and can never be brought up for reinstatement" being the relevant part.


It is not unconstitutional, it will have the force of law up and until a future Senate repeals it. Tongue It is not unconstitutional, it is hollow though.

Getting my constitutions mixed up Tongue It would be unconstitutional in Britain.

That is because the British Constitution consists of whatever David Cameron and Nick Clegg feel like putting in there that morning. Tongue
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Police Militarization and Civil Rights Act (Debating) on: Today at 12:02:41 am
No, I think I have my answer. This isn't going to work.

What isn't going to work? You are being rather cryptic.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Farming Freedom Act (Debating) on: October 24, 2014, 11:47:43 pm
So amendments then?
Quote from: Amendment Offered
Farming Freedom Act

Section 1: Decartelization of Agriculture

1. The following legislative acts are hereby repealed in their entirety:
a. Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937
b. Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938

2. The Department of Agriculture is hereby prohibited from issuing any directive or regulation limiting or requiring the production of any agricultural commodity, requiring that any agricultural commodity be sold above or below a certain price, or prohibiting or restricting the transport of any agricultural commodity to any location within the Republic of Atlasia.

3. The Department of Agriculture is hereby prohibited from distributing any form of subsidy or compensation to agricultural commodity producers or processors in exchange for said producers producing or not producing any commodity, or in exchange for said producers and/or processors selling any commodity within a certain price range.

Section 2: Elimination of Growing Regulations

1. For the purposes of this legislation, “agricultural product” shall be defined as agricultural, horticultural, viticultural, and dairy products, livestock and the products thereof, the products of poultry and bee raising, the edible products of forestry, and any and all products raised or produced on farms.

2. Effective upon the passage of this act, all Federal regulations restricting or prohibiting the production of any agricultural product, or regulating the quality or content thereof, are hereby rendered null and void.

3. The Department of Agriculture may continue to issue directives or regulations mandating labeling requirements for agricultural products or regulating the treatment of livestock.

Seems like the only starting point if anything is to come of this.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Police Militarization and Civil Rights Act (Debating) on: October 24, 2014, 11:44:14 pm
I don't know how better to clarify the situation, Nix. As I stated before, I crafted this on the understanding that it was a direct payout and apparently that is not the case.


Since it is a transfer of equipment without any cash chnaging hands, the first clause has to be replaced anyway to reflect the sale of the surplus equiptment and the money to then be directed to the region for stated purpose. As for the requirement that it be used for a specific purpose, it was my intent that such was to be case but if the text isn't solid enough, we can look at changing that.

I believe this is the third time I have tried to convey the same response. If there is something more you need answered, you will need to be more specific.
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Amendment to the Fair De-Registration Rights Act (Debating) on: October 24, 2014, 11:39:22 pm
um, hello, is it me your looking for?...I can see it in your eyes...


Sorry, the music moved me. Good thing it wasn't "Dancing on the Ceiling". Wink
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Tax the Bastards Act of 2014 (Debating) on: October 24, 2014, 11:37:44 pm
Minimum debate has expired. Final vote?
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Civil liberties advocates losing in midterms on: October 24, 2014, 11:30:04 pm
Udall not making his stand against security state overreach central to his campaign is one of the worst political decisions of this cycle.

You cannot run against Buck in 2010 when it is 2014 and your opponent is named Gardner.


The main crux is privacy I think, and particurally in Colorado that is a big deal. I told Jbrase last year that if Ken Buck were to have an opening this time, it would be by riding this issue hard.
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