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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: NPR/Marist/PBS poll: 6/10 Americans against removal of Confederate Statues on: Today at 04:14:34 am

I mean,
Those who so deeply want to keep them, sorry for the confusion.

You don't know anything about me.
Well if you want to keep this kind of things in that case I would know you're a racist.

Then by that logic, you have a french avatar which means I know you do inappropriate sexual things with donkeys. See, I can draw bs insulting comparisons between separate issues too, donkey fondler.

Seriously though, making sweeping claims like you did is extremely ignorant, insulting, and a contributing factor to the rise of Trump.

Trump won because he managed to use racial resentment at his advantage, not because of some french internet posters lol.

We all know France is the cause of all evil in the world.


Or maybe I have just been reading Concert of Europe too much. Tongue
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Age of Empires 4 is finally coming out! on: Today at 04:00:50 am
Yet another game that I probably won't be able to play until I can build my long delayed computer project. Tongue
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: TRUMP Phoenix rally thread on: Today at 01:59:42 am
I went to the protest outside the Convention center. It was pretty boisterous, but also peaceful. That is until the cops started hurling tear gas and pepper balls because some idiot threw a water bottle. What a proportionate response!


Were they sheriffs or city police?
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The Goldwater White House - Vice Presidential Appointment on: Today at 01:47:02 am
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Mr. President,

The Northern Separatist Act has passed both Houses of Congress Assembled, and is presented for your signature or veto.

People's Representative NC Yankee,
Speaker of the Atlasian People's House of Representatives.

Lincoln Senator Scott,
President Pro-Tempore of the Atlasian People's Regional Senate.


This is the first time since 2014 I have made a public notification post of a law passing in a White House thread, and it feels just bloody awesome. So much so I copied it from a post of mine made in Polnut's 2011 White House thread, and altered to reflect modern times.

Also typing out Scott's title made me realize just how Soviet it sounds. Tongue
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-119: Northern Separatist Act (Passed) on: Today at 01:41:08 am
Quote from: Final Congressional Level Text
Quote
Act of Congress
to uphold the rule of law, preserve
the federal Union, and allow for the
elimination of domestic terrorism

Be it enacted in both Houses of Congress Assembled,

Quote
Section 1 (Title)
i. The long title of this Act shall be, the "Northern Separatist Terrorist Designation Act." It may be cited as the "Northern Separatist Act."

Section 2 (Preamble)
i. WHEREAS, the organization styling itself the "National Lincoln Liberty Coalition" has taken deliberate action to target and kill Atlasian citizens on our soil;

ii. WHEREAS, they have as their stated aim the illegal separation of the Lincoln Region from Atlasia;

iii. WHEREAS, they have perpetrated acts of mass violence against the citizens of the Lincoln Region in pursuance of their despicable agenda;

iv. WHEREAS, they have lately abducted the Secretary of Federal Elections, and threatened unspecified harm against her and the Atlasian people should this Republic not cede to their demands;

be it enacted by the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia:

Section 3 (Designation)
i. The organization styling itself as the "National Lincoln Liberty Coalition (NLLC)" is hereby designated a terrorist organization.
ii. The Attorney General shall have power to designate any persons or groups of persons affiliated with the aforementioned NLLC as terrorists under the laws of the Republic of Atlasia.
Atlasian People's House of Representatives
Passed 8-0 in the Atlasian House Assembled,


People's Regional Senate
Passed 5-0 in the Atlasian Senate assembled
Be it resolved, X President pro tempore
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HR 1142: A Resolution to Ratify...Persons with Disabilities (Final Vote) on: Today at 12:38:46 am
Since we have not amended the text, the text is as it was passed from the Senate, which would include all amendments duly passed in that chamber.


I will not stop the vote unless someone is adamant that it should be, but the current text is as Scott posted it.
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HR 1142: A Resolution to Ratify...Persons with Disabilities (Final Vote) on: Today at 12:10:25 am
I need to invoke the power of the Rolling Stones more often! Tongue
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 1142: A Resolution to Ratify...Persons with Disabilities (Final Vote) on: Today at 12:02:31 am
Say what the hell!


SAY WHAT THE HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Temporary Headquarters of the Labor Party (Leadership election) on: August 22, 2017, 11:57:56 pm
Yo mamma so fat, she converted to Labor!

Stop insulting Maxwell!
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HOUSE BILL: The Budget Process & Control Act (Debating) on: August 22, 2017, 11:37:27 pm
Quote from: Activity Tracker
Representatives Posting:
First 24 hours
NC Yankee - Sponsor

First 72 hours
Fhtagn
JGibson
Haslam

Representatives who need to Comment in the next 48 hours Or I GET MY AXE!!!!!!!!!!
CMB222
Heatcharger
Iliniwek
Peebs
Pessimistic
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-120: The Budget Process & Control Act (Debating) on: August 22, 2017, 11:34:46 pm
It is unfortunate that Atlasia has not had a budget since 2014. Compiling a budget will make the government work much more efficiently and effectively.
Technically, it hasn't been quite that long. The former Senate passed a budget in early 2016 that was signed into law by then-President Griffin and remained in effect until June 9, 2016 (when all laws passed prior to the ratification of the Fourth Constitution became null and void). So, we've been without a budget for a little less than 14 months.

As I recall, there was an effort by the First Congress to organize a Joint Committee on the Budget that produced some interesting ideas on tax reform, but ultimately did nothing to implement them. Then there was the October election fiasco when nobody knew who the president was for almost a month, and that pretty much scuttled any chance of an eleventh-hour push to get something through Congress before years' end.

This is the sort of thing that is not terribly difficult or time consuming, but does require Congress and the president to be proactive and not wait until the very last moment to act. If the Senate could accomplish this in 2015, with the ConCon and the December holiday season sapping everyone's attention, then surely the present Congress can do it now.

This is what you get when you try to substitute Atlas Forum Search for something resembling a functioning long term memory at 4 AM after a hard day at work. Tongue
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-120: The Budget Process & Control Act (Debating) on: August 22, 2017, 11:32:41 pm
I am fine with the amendment, but I would note that the mission statement at the top is technically changeable by the PPT/Speaker without amendment, as it merely summarizes what the text of the law itself does, the actual law is only contained within the inner quote box.

This was certainly followed with regards to the Healthcare law, since the summaries differed slightly between the House and Senate versions that passed, but the inner quote box was the same so the VP signed off on it and it went to the President for signature.


I would also note that I speed typed this thing up at four o'clock in the morning, so I expect this will not be the last amendment to rectify the inadequacies of composition at such an hour and in such a state as I was at the time. Tongue
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: RFayette for Atlasia House on: August 22, 2017, 11:19:04 pm
Congrats on your win, Rfayette. I look forward to working with you in the eighth Congress.
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Info Wars apparently hiring actors to protest the Lenin statue in Seattle on: August 22, 2017, 03:38:31 am
Lenin was a quack and a terrorist, who but for the desperate acts of a German empire in WWI, would have died a forgotten pauper lying in a ditch somewhere in Switzerland.
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 1142: A Resolution to Ratify...Persons with Disabilities (Debating) on: August 22, 2017, 03:28:41 am
AYE
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-120: The Budget Process & Control Act (Debating) on: August 22, 2017, 03:13:32 am
I frankly don't care how this is amended, worded, structured, changed or altered, as long as it gets done.


In 2010 there was a decision to reinstate the budget process during the Afleitch and  Purple State administrations. Legislation similar to section 1 was offered by then Senator Badger and was passed. I was a member of the subsequent committee chaired by GM Purple State and then his successor Badger in that post. We compiled all the relevant laws stretching back 5 years, composed a budget format and submitted it to Congress as mandated. This even while a Constitutional Convention was starting to rewrite the Second Constitution into the Third Constitution.

2010 Act
2010 Committee
FY2013 Budget
FY2014 Budget

Bottom line, this can be done. We have spent most of the past year with a budget just around the next corner only for it to not happen and I am sick of it. It is time for the Congress to act, time to set up a process, and  time to get this done.
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HOUSE BILL: The Budget Process & Control Act (Debating) on: August 22, 2017, 03:07:42 am
I frankly don't care how this is amended, worded, structured, changed or altered, as long as it gets done.


In 2010 there was a decision to reinstate the budget process during the Afleitch and  Purple State administrations. Legislation similar to section 1 was offered by then Senator Badger and was passed. I was a member of the subsequent committee chaired by GM Purple State and then his successor Badger in that post. We compiled all the relevant laws stretching back 5 years, composed a budget format and submitted it to Congress as mandated. This even while a Constitutional Convention was starting to rewrite the Second Constitution into the Third Constitution.

2010 Act
2010 Committee
FY2013 Budget
FY2014 Budget

Bottom line, this can be done. We have spent most of the past year with a budget just around the next corner only for it to not happen and I am sick of it. It is time for the Congress to act, time to set up a process, and  time to get this done.
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HOUSE BILL: The Budget Process & Control Act (Debating) on: August 22, 2017, 02:57:53 am
The sponsor has 24 hours to commence advocacy, the other Representatives have 48 hours to respond with their initial comments, questions and concerns.

This is a big fing deal as Joe Biden once said, so everyone should participate, help and make this work.
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / HOUSE BILL: The Budget Process & Control Act (Debating) on: August 22, 2017, 02:55:37 am
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House BILL
To establish an organized process to compile all bills generating revenue and all bills mandating federal expenses, for the purpose of finally giving us a budget for the first time since the Atlasian reset.

Be it enacted in both Houses of Congress Assembled
Quote
The Budget Process & Control Act

Section 1: Budget Process Committee
1. The Budget Process Committee shall be a temporary entity to be convened within two weeks of final passage of this act, and shall exist until its mandate is fulfilled at which point it shall be dissolved.

2. The Budget Process Committee shall compile all legislation enacted since the effective date of the Atlasian Legislative Reset until the present, which either raises revenue, mandates expenses or both. The Committee shall then assemble a budget based on these and pre-existing statutes to be submitted to Congress as the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget proposal, now later than 30 days after the committee convened.

3. The final report must have a majority support of the Budget Process Committee and shall be authorized to establish all rules and procedures as is necessary for the efficient functioning of the committee and accomplishment of its mandate stated above.

4. The Budget Process Committee shall consist of two members of the Executive Branch, appointed by the President, One member each from the House and the Senate who shall be elected by said member. The Committee shall be chaired by the Game Moderator, or by public declaration, the Deputy Game Moderator.

Section 2: Budget Control
1. The President shall submit to Congress a budget proposal by April 30th of each year for the fiscal year commencing October 1st, of the same said year.

2. Failure of the President to submit said budget process, shall result in the reconvening of the budget Process Committee,

3. The committee shall be formed with the same membership selection as described in section 1, and the mandate of said committee shall be the composition and submission to congress of a budget proposal for the same said fiscal year commencing October 1st.

Atlasian People's House of Representatives
Pending

Sponsor: NC Yankee
House Designation: HB 1145?
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: House Legislation Introduction Thread on: August 22, 2017, 02:46:37 am
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House BILL
To establish an organized process to compile all bills generating revenue and all bills mandating federal expenses, for the purpose of finally giving us a budget for the first time in four years.

Be it enacted in both Houses of Congress Assembled
Quote
The Budget Process & Control Act

Section 1: Budget Process Committee
1. The Budget Process Committee shall be a temporary entity to be convened within two weeks of final passage of this act, and shall exist until its mandate is fulfilled at which point it shall be dissolved.

2. The Budget Process Committee shall compile all legislation enacted since the effective date of the Atlasian Legislative Reset until the present, which either raises revenue, mandates expenses or both. The Committee shall then assemble a budget based on these and pre-existing statutes to be submitted to Congress as the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget proposal, now later than 30 days after the committee convened.

3. The final report must have a majority support of the Budget Process Committee and shall be authorized to establish all rules and procedures as is necessary for the efficient functioning of the committee and accomplishment of its mandate stated above.

4. The Budget Process Committee shall consist of two members of the Executive Branch, appointed by the President, One member each from the House and the Senate who shall be elected by said member. The Committee shall be chaired by the Game Moderator, or by public declaration, the Deputy Game Moderator.

Section 2: Budget Control
1. The President shall submit to Congress a budget proposal by April 30th of each year for the fiscal year commencing October 1st, of the same said year.

2. Failure of the President to submit said budget process, shall result in the reconvening of the budget Process Committee,

3. The committee shall be formed with the same membership selection as described in section 1, and the mandate of said committee shall be the composition and submission to congress of a budget proposal for the same said fiscal year commencing October 1st.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HOUSE BILL: The College for All Act (Debating) on: August 22, 2017, 02:08:32 am
Well we were, but now it seems that the plans for a budget are kind of in limbo as a result of "certain personnel changes" at the White House.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HOUSE BILL: Avoidance of Conflicts of Interest Act (ACIA) (Passed) on: August 22, 2017, 02:00:12 am
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House Bill
To prohibit government contracts from going to companies who boycott Atlasian Allies and other purposes.

Be it enacted in both Houses of Congress Assembled,
Quote
Avoidance of Conflicts of Interest Act (ACIA)

Section I: Establishment
1. Any government entity cannot enter into contract with a company for goods or services for overseas work unless the contract contains a written verification that the company:
     a. Does not boycott any allies and countries on friendly terms with the Republic of Atlasia
     b. Will not boycott any allies and countries on friendly terms with the Republic of Atlasia
        throughout the duration of the contract.

Section 2: Definitions of Allies and Enforcing Entities
1. Allies and countries on friendly terms with the Republic of Atlasia shall include, but are not limited to the United Kingdom, Canada, Israel, South Korea, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Germany, Ukraine, Philippines, India, Spain, Norway, Thailand, Egypt, Turkey, Colombia, etc.
2. Countries may be removed from the list in the event that they have committed a direct act of war, or intent to cause unfriendly terms between the nations.
3. Countries may be added or removed as deemed necessary by the Department of State, though official declarations of war will still require approval from Congress.
4. The Department of State will be required to create the full lists, make any countries added or removed (as well as the reasoning) available to the public upon request, unless said information is deemed confidential.

Section III: Penalties
1. Violation of this act will result in immediate termination of said contract.
2. Companies found in violation may reapply for a contract once they have agreed to include a written verification that they do not, and will not, boycott our nation's allies; and after a period of 5 years on the first offense, and 15 years on the second offense. If the company violates the terms of this act for a third offense, the company becomes permanently ineligible for future government contracts.

Atlasian People's House of Representatives
Passed 7-0 in the Atlasian House Assembled,

23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HOUSE BILL: Avoidance of Conflicts of Interest Act (ACIA) (Passed) on: August 22, 2017, 01:58:21 am
Vote on Final House Passage of the Avoidance of Conflicts of Interest Act (ACIA):

Aye (7): CMB222, Fhtagn, Illiniwek, JGibson, NC Yankee, Peebs and Pessimistic
Nay (0):
Abstain (0):

Didn't Vote (1): Haslam2020
Vacant Seats (1): Smith

With eight votes in the affirmative, this bill has passed the House and is sent to VP Vacancy and the PPT for Senate action.
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 1143 - Public Service Act (Debating) *SPONSOR NEEDED* on: August 22, 2017, 01:52:30 am
IF YOU DON'T COME OUT IN TEN SECONDS, WE OPEN FIRE!!!



10...9...8...7...6...5...4
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HR 1142: A Resolution to Ratify...Persons with Disabilities (At Final Vote) on: August 22, 2017, 01:49:51 am
Okay, there's a new sheriff in town in these threads.


Representatives, a final vote is now open on the underlying Resolution, Representatives, please vote Aye, Nay or Abstain.
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