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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Determining regulations of Constitutional Convention. (Debating) on: Today at 12:16:14 am
Well Griffin, your thoughts on Lumine's proposal?

You guys should also address regions like the Pacific and the Midwest since they're low on activity and we need delegates from there. I like Griffins idea also but we should try to equal spilt them up between every region.

Definately. Any convention that lacked you and Cris would be a travesty as well.

Also two from each region would make it more practical since the Pacific and Midwest might struggled to find 4 people people each.
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Leinad, Southern Governor on: Today at 12:11:15 am
A wonderful choice, Mr. Governor. Congrats Clarence. Cheesy

I hereby resign my position as Southern Judicial Overlord, Effective Immediately.


3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Determining regulations of Constitutional Convention. (Debating) on: August 27, 2015, 05:01:25 am
I actually sympathize with Griffin's concern. If the delegates do not include a number of Laborite and other leftist voices, then this convention will surely fail. I also think Griffin should be one of the delegates himself obviously. Tongue
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Yankee Workshop - Building for the Future on: August 27, 2015, 04:42:32 am
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / New Yankee Workshop - Building for the Future on: August 27, 2015, 04:41:24 am

A new Senate office, equiped for the times.  God I miss that show.

Current Legislation:

Public Events:

Press Releases:
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Yankee4Senate: Yes We Can...And We Will on: August 27, 2015, 04:15:13 am
Yankee enters the arena and approaches the podium as Waitin on a Sunny Day by Bruce Springsteen plays


I purposely delayed my victory speech because I wanted to wait for the petition for the convention to be activated before I went ahead with declaring victory, and then I had to work. Tongue

I come before you today to give my thanks for the trust placed in me by you, the Atlasian public. It had not been objective of mine, nor even a desire to be the first place finisher in this contest, it had merely been my desire to ensure that the best mix of Atlasians committed to a brighter future, committed to reform but steadfast in their desire to preserve the game and the country, were elected to help us lead Atlasia towards a better future. And we succeeded in that objective, as left, right and center we have a some of the best minds in Atlasia and I think one of the most solid combinations of At-Large Senators this game has had since the era of Good Feelings. In the process our message resonated with a large number of Atlasians who demanded a balance between the excesses of the dissolutionists and the status quo, as well as a consistent voice for the values of conservatism, freedom and protection of life.

This election, followed by the activiation of the conventions, has demonstrated clearly that the people of Atlasia demand a future. A future of a game build around reason driven reforms, aimed at fixing Atlasia's deficiencies, not satisfying the drama filled demands guided by some irrelevant history of a faraway land. A future not build on the radicalism of July, on Revolution, dissolution and seperatism. Instead the people of this great land have indeed risen up and called instead for approaches that have seen timeless success.

The people have demanded reason over radicalism, reform over revolution and devolution instead of seperatism. We have too many offices in this game, therefore reason dictates that with two games competing for the same pool of participants, we must consolidate the number of regions. We have too much law and statute built up over years by people who long gone from this game and we need a fresh start, guided by reason and sound judgement to avoid a chaotic repeat of July. We have had regions starved of considerable purpose and influence, therefore we must devolve some essential functions to the regions.

We must determine to not concentrate authority in Nyman, just as we should seek to not concentrate wealth in the hands of Wall Street. Such concentration empowers the few at the expense of the many of the many. We should seek to have large debates over big items at the Federal level as oppose to having narrow determinations of the most finest points of law, and thereby starving the regions of responsibility. 

In a convention we have not a magic bullet, nor a guarrantee of success. The past two conventions illustrate full well the road ahead is a difficult one fraught with peril. However, if we remain focused on solving key deficiencies, if we be mindful that everyone has different expectations ranging from the most radically extreme to the most cautiously conservative, then we can come up with a design that left, right and center will feel comfortable playing the game after such is put in place. It can be done and I am confident that we will succeed as long as we have the collective determination to save this game. Yes we can save this game and yes we will!!!

Thanks Atlasia for the faith you have demonstrated in me!

Yankee departs from the stage as Springsteen's The Rising
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Leinad, Southern Governor on: August 27, 2015, 03:31:04 am
Congrats Governor. Smiley

I look forward to your appointments.
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Register Thread on: August 27, 2015, 03:22:28 am
Ah why the hell not.


Finally decided to jump in, eh? Cheesy Welcome!!!
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Romney to be the Anti-Trump? on: August 25, 2015, 01:29:26 am
Romney's presence as second place finisher and his eventual nomination as a result of it in 2012, is entirely do his challenging the COC orthodoxy on immigration and even on trade (criticizing trade agreements in 2007, bashing Chinese Currency manipulation in 2011), and thereby winning the support the support of a middle class niche both conservative and moderate overal, but concerned about these issues as the economy began to decline and then in 2011 was sputtering along with a weak recovery.

If Romney takes Trump down, it will be by removing his strength, that is his ability to win over those voters on that issue. If he doesn't, if he tries to turn himself into an open borders candidate to appease the big donors in some failed hope of unifying the anti-Trump vote, he will likely fail as that was the one area where Romney could say, "I am better for you then anybody else", even many of his conservative challengers.
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of At-Large Senator Kalwejt (Victory statement) on: August 25, 2015, 01:19:32 am
Whose that crazy Pole destroying the world, its Kal, Crazy Kal

The blood of the Senators will flow without end, its Kal, Crazy Kal

Congrats on your victory!!! Cheesy
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Cris Survey Poll - Political landscape. on: August 25, 2015, 01:05:11 am
Uh, I refuse to participate in a poll in which (at the time of its creation) the largest party in the game isn't included.

Its also missing some "other potential" candidates for said same party. Tongue
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: 68th Senate Noticeboard on: August 25, 2015, 01:03:05 am
Lets please get a new Noticeboard thread in September. Tongue

New Seniority as of September 4th:

New Canadaland
PiT (The Physicist)
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Cabinet Reorganization Act of 2015 on: August 25, 2015, 12:58:53 am
Isn't the last clause already law? I believe good ole Nappy passed it in 2012 or maybe 2011. Homely served in both positions for a long time before resigning the RG post.
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Modern Health Education Act on: August 25, 2015, 12:52:50 am
Well that is the one benefit of the text not having been composed yet is that we can still alter it to reflect these concerns.

So what about "exceedingly unhealthy' is defined as where the average nutient density as figued by x, is below 30 on average for the meals served during a week"?
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Federal Elections: Homelycooking, SoFE on: August 25, 2015, 12:17:18 am
The special election a week or two back had a turnout of 39% I think, so there's that.

Like apparently half the electorate, I did not see the point in bothering to vote when the results were obvious in advance.

Actually the results were not obvious at all. Of the three, any two of Truman, Evergreen or JoMCar could have made it in with just some minor shifts. The difference between Truman and Evergreen was like two votes. Also Cris' success rested far more on indy appeal then any other factor, even more so then I figured on because his base fractured. Some of those indies I figured on going to other candidates like Truman or even Evergreen. Truman was also able to win a write-in bid without a major party backing him. The last two times that happened was with thE JCP with BRTD in August 2011 and the RPP With SPC way back in December 2008.

It was a much better balance of merit based voting and yet not repeating April where so many dilluted their own votes by firsting people who were way over the highest quota ever achieved in Atlasian History (like 23 I think). They may in fact have been the best candidate, but if your first pref guy has 23+ first prefs, its way past time to first your second preference choice or even third to get them up within range of winning. Otherwise you are just giving said second pref candidate a decimal point instead of a whole vote.
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Bush clarifies 'anchor babies' wasn't anti-Hispanic slur, it was about Asians on: August 24, 2015, 11:55:10 pm
Jeb Bush just made himself  a classic stereotype of average establishment Republican in the eyes of the base when it comes to the immigration issue.
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Cris for Senate - Victory! on: August 24, 2015, 04:43:34 pm
Congrats on Victory!!! Smiley
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Internal Cris Survey Poll for Civic Renewal - Political landscape. on: August 24, 2015, 04:41:46 pm
So only CRs are allowed to vote in it?
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: OK, time to make this about something :D on: August 24, 2015, 04:40:40 pm
Congrats on winning reelection Cheesy

First time since August 2014 the Federalists have won two At-Large Senate seats in a general election.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Office of Senator-elect Harry S Truman (The 3rd Time's the Charm) on: August 24, 2015, 04:33:44 pm
Victory on a write-in campaign!!! Congrats!!! Cheesy

This first time since August 2011, if the wiki is correct.

And thanks!

I know BRTD, I served with BRTD, You sir are no BRTD, because you will actually be a great Senator. Smiley

That also makes it far more glorious a triumph, because that was all bgwah and JCP machine in August of 2011 pushing BRTD through, to occupy a chair. You ran with a fractured third party's base and your own merits alone.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Office of Senator-elect Harry S Truman (The 3rd Time's the Charm) on: August 24, 2015, 04:30:21 pm
Victory on a write-in campaign!!! Congrats!!! Cheesy
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: RIP Federalist Party (2012-15) on: August 24, 2015, 04:26:34 pm
Not dead yet......

And neither is the game. They were wrong about the Party being dead, and they are wrong about the game too.
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Federal Elections: Homelycooking, SoFE on: August 24, 2015, 04:19:13 pm
Turnout was 52.2%, the lowest for any general election since I started administering elections in 2011, and down 20% from April's at-large Senate election.

Edit: I was wrong - the April 2012 at-large Senate election had very slightly lower turnout.

Yea, for some reason I thought April 2012 was higher then it was until I looked at it and was like, god that's low. That was the first At-Large election post party dissolution, which saw a lot of voters drop out of the game on both sides. And At-Large elections are largely driven by party organizations (cough bgwah cough).

We anticipated about 17 more voters overall.
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump: "the hedge fund guys are getting away with murder"; wants to raise taxes on: August 24, 2015, 02:06:03 am
More proof he's a socialist. Redistribution has never worked and it will never work. This is why he's not a serious candidate and lacks the brains to lead. What we should be doing is cutting taxes and reforming the tax code. The Fair Tax, a flat tax, what Marco Rubio has proposed, and what Paul Ryan has proposed should all be considered. Jeb Bush and others will release tax plans, my guess is they won't increase taxes on anyone. Should Trump win the presidency and succeed at raising taxes and stopping free trade, wages will sharply decline and our economy will enter depression.

The Democrats want to increase taxes to increase spending. Donald Trump wants to use the tax code to punish those who don't do exactly what he wants. It's worse than the Democrats even.

No one in the tank for special interests is going to go along with getting rid of the loopholes that make them rich. They don't give a damn about offshoring of capital and the high tax rates. They have a guy in DC, that "fixes things for them". Until you break their hold on the process, no flat or fair tax would pass. Bush can propose all he wants, Rubio can propose all he wants. If the wheels are already greased, it doesn't matter what they say. $5 million or $10 million says they are just platitudes and in the end they will have their backs. And the application of a fair tax or a flat tax implies that someone who is not presently paying taxes will now be subject to taxation and thus "have their taxes raised".

Conservatism is about more than ensuring that corrupt paper pushers get lower or no tax rates, whilst everyone else gets screwed. That is not Conservatism, that is corporatism. You can whine about protectionism all you want, but the status quo is more corporatist than anything Trump is pushing.

I just wish it was someone like Paul that was successfully articulating this message to the base and not Trump.
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Leinad for Governor! - Thanks! on: August 24, 2015, 01:30:26 am
Congrats Governor-Elect!!! Cheesy
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