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15551  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE: National Security on: November 30, 2012, 11:43:58 pm
CHAIRMAN BENCONSTINE?!!!!!! That was meant to be responded to! Angry
15552  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Survey Atlasia National HQ -Nyman, DC (Morgieb down more/Afleitch Cratering) on: November 30, 2012, 11:25:09 pm
November Cabinet Officals Approval Ratings
http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=165387.0

In your opinion, how have these Cabinet officials been performing their jobs?
Approve - Vice Prez Nathan   21 (9.3%)
Disapprove - Vice Prez Nathan   8 (3.5%)
Approve - AG Afleitch   14 (6.2%)
Disapprove - AG Afleitch   13 (5.8%)
Approve - GM shua   22 (9.7%)
Disapprove - GM shua   8 (3.5%)
Approve - SoFE homelycooking   26 (11.5%)
Disapprove - SoFE homelycooking   3 (1.3%)
Approve - SoEA Dr. Cynic   19 (8.4%)
Disapprove - SoEA Dr. Cynic   8 (3.5%)
Approve - SoIA Morgieb   7 (3.1%)
Disapprove - SoIA Morgieb   21 (9.3%)
Approve - RG homelycooking   27 (11.9%)
Disapprove - RG homelycooking   2 (0.9%)
Approve - MG Gustaf   24 (10.6%)
Disapprove - MG Gustaf   3 (1.3%)

 
Total Voters: 29

VP Nathan
Approve:    72%
Disapprove:     28%

AG Afleitch
Approve:    52%
Disapprove:     48%   

GM Shua
Approve:    83%     
Disapprove:     17%

SoFE homelycooking
Approve:    90%
Disapprove:     10%

SoEA Dr. Cynic
Approve:    70%
Disapprove:     30%

SoIA Morgieb
Approve:    25%
Disapprove:     75%

RG homelycooking
Approve:    93%
Disapprove:     7%

MG Gustaf
Approve:    89%
Disapprove:     11%
15553  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Survey Atlasia National HQ -Nyman, DC (PiT Surges/Tmth Slides but still +) on: November 30, 2012, 11:23:50 pm
November Regional Executive Approval Ratings
http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=165386.0

In your opinion, how has your regional executive performed his job?
Approve - Governor Tmthforu94 (TPP-IN)   6 (21.4%)
Disapprove - Governor Tmthforu94 (TPP-IN)   4 (14.3%)
Approve - Regional Kommissær Kalwejt (JEP-SD)   1 (3.6%)
Disapprove - Regional Kommissær Kalwejt (JEP-SD)   0 (0%)
Approve - Governor Scott (LIB-DE)   8 (28.6%)
Disapprove - Governor Scott (LIB-DE)   0 (0%)
Approve - Governor Spamage (TPP-OR)   2 (7.1%)
Disapprove - Governor Spamage (TPP-OR)   0 (0%)
Approve - Emperor PiT (IB-LA)   6 (21.4%)
Disapprove - Emperor PiT (IB-LA)   1 (3.6%)

 
Total Voters: 28

Governor Tmthforu94 (TPP-IN)
Approve:    60%
Disapprove:     40%

Regional Kommissær Kalwejt (JEP-SD)
Approve:    100%
Disapprove:     0%

Governor Scott (LIB-DE)
Approve:    100%
Disapprove:     0%

Governor Spamage (TPP-OR)
Approve:    100%
Disapprove:     0%

Emperor PiT (IB-LA)
Approve:    86%
Disapprove:     14%
15554  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Survey Atlasia: November Regional Executive Approval Ratings on: November 30, 2012, 11:16:40 pm
...And these polls continue to amuse me.

...well your crying in vain, what you gonna do when everybody's insane?
So afraid of wonder, so afraid of you, whatcha gonno?



Beat that JBrase and Mechaman! Tongue
15555  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Survey Atlasia National HQ -Nyman, DC (Senate Avg Up 12, Ben Gains Most) on: November 30, 2012, 10:42:01 pm
Combined Senate
Senators                                      Approve               Disapprove    Net
Senator Oakvale (TPP-CA)            100%                  0%               +100%   (n/a)
Senator JulioMadrid (LAB-SD)        100%                  0%               +100%   (n/a)
Senator Averroës Nix (TPP-NY)        92%                  08%             +84%     (n/a)
Senator NC Yankee (IB-NC)             89%                  11%              +78%     (-22)
Senator Franzl (LIB-ILL)                  78%                  22%             +56%      (+4)
Senator HagridoftheDeep (W-SC)   73%                  27%             +47%      (+13)
Senator Snowstalker (LAB-WV)       70%                  30%              +40%      (n/a)
Senator Marokai Blue (LAB-IA)         67%                  33%             +36%       (-6)
Senator Benconstine (IND-VA)         62%                 38%             +24%       (+14)
Senator Simfan (TPP-NY)                  51%                  49%              +2           (n/a)

Average                                           78%                  22%             +56%        (+12)
15556  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Survey Atlasia National HQ -Nyman, DC (Simfan at Parity, others ~70%) on: November 30, 2012, 10:23:16 pm
November At-Large Senator Approval Ratings
http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=165385.0

In your opinion, how have your At-Large Senators performed their job?
Approve - Senator Marokai Blue (LAB-IA)   26 (13.1%)
Disapprove - Senator Marokai Blue (LAB-IA)   13 (6.6%)
Approve - Senator HagridoftheDeep (W-SC)   29 (14.6%)
Disapprove - Senator HagridoftheDeep (W-SC)   11 (5.6%)
Approve - Senator Franzl (LIB-ILL)   31 (15.7%)
Disapprove - Senator Franzl (LIB-ILL)   9 (4.5%)
Approve - Senator Simfan34 (TPP-NY)   20 (10.1%)
Disapprove - Senator Simfan34 (TPP-NY)   19 (9.6%)
Approve - Senator Snowstalker (LAB-WV)   28 (14.1%)
Disapprove - Senator Snowstalker (LAB-WV)   12 (6.1%)

 
Total Voters: 41

Senator Marokai Blue (LAB-IA)
Approve:    67%
Dispprove:      33%

Senator HagridoftheDeep (W-SC)
Approve:    73%
Dispprove:      27%

Senator Franzl (LIB-ILL)
Approve:    78%
Dispprove:      22%

Senator Simfan34 (TPP-NY)
Approve:    51%
Dispprove:      49%

Senator Snowstalker (LAB-WV)
Approve:    70%
Dispprove:      30%
15557  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Survey Atlasia National HQ -Nyman, DC (No Regional Senator Below 60%) on: November 30, 2012, 10:22:22 pm
November Regional Senator Approval Ratings
http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=165384.0

In your opinion, how has your regional Senator performed his job?
Approve - Senator Averroës Nix (TPP-NY)   11 (29.7%)
Disapprove - Senator Averroës Nix (TPP-NY)   1 (2.7%)
Approve - Senator Ben (TPP-VA)   8 (21.6%)
Disapprove - Senator Ben (TPP-VA)   5 (13.5%)
Approve - Senator JulioMadrid (LAB-SD)   1 (2.7%)
Disapprove - Senator JulioMadrid (LAB-SD)   0 (0%)
Approve - Senator oakvale (TPP-CA)   2 (5.4%)
Disapprove - Senator oakvale (TPP-CA)   0 (0%)
Approve - Senator North Carolina Yankee (IB-NC)   8 (21.6%)
Disapprove - Senator North Carolina Yankee (IB-NC)   1 (2.7%)

 
Total Voters: 37

Senator Averroës Nix (TPP-NY)
Approve:    92%
Dispprove:      8%

Senator Ben (TPP-VA)
Approve:    62%
Dispprove:      38%

Senator JulioMadrid (LAB-SD)
Approve:    100%
Disapprove:     0%

Senator oakvale (TPP-CA)
Approve:    100%
Disapprove:     0%

Senator North Carolina Yankee (IB-NC)
Approve:    89%
Dispprove:      11%
15558  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Survey Atlasia National HQ -Nyman, DC (Senate Surges, Back Near August #s) on: November 30, 2012, 10:09:54 pm
November Senate Approval Ratings
http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=165383.0

In your opinion, has has the Senate been performing its job?
Strongly Approve   4 (12.9%)
Somewhat Approve   14 (45.2%)
Unsure/Don't Know/Don't Care   3 (9.7%)
Somewhat Disapprove   8 (25.8%)
Strongly Disapprove   2 (6.5%)

Total Voters: 31

Total Approve 58%
Total Disapprove 33%
Net Approve: +25 (+65)

Positive Intensity: +6 (+21)
15559  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Survey Atlasia National HQ -Nyman, DC (Napoleon Collapses, Sets Record) on: November 30, 2012, 10:08:35 pm
November Presidential Approval Ratings
http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=165382.0

In your opinion, how has President Napoleon performed his job?
Strongly Approve   1 (2.9%)
Somewhat Approve   3 (8.6%)
Unsure/Don't Know/Don't Care   0 (0%)
Somewhat Disapprove   6 (17.1%)
Strongly Disapprove   25 (71.4%)

 
Total Voters: 35

Total Approve 12%
Total Disapprove 88%
Net Approve: -76 (-82)

Positive Intensity: -68 (-71)
15560  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Chuck Hagel Being Vetted on: November 30, 2012, 02:11:17 am
I would be satisfied with this. All he needs now is to appoint Lugar to Secretary of State and I'll go from Strongly Disapprove to Not Quite as Strongly Disapprove. Wink

"I hessitate to say this, because I don't want to hurt them. And I know that it will. But I would make Chuck Hagel my Vice President and I would pick Dick Lugar as my Secretary of State"

- Then Senator Joe Biden at 2007 Democratic Primary Debate when asked about if he would pick any Republicans to be his VP or in his cabinet to show bipartisanship.
15561  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE: National Security on: November 30, 2012, 02:02:25 am
http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?action=profile;u=1594;sa=showPosts

Or maybe that the SoEA seems to have pulled a complete Morgieb on us and even Chairman Nix of GOR can't seem to raise him?

I don't know Chairman, that seem like nothing going on or a neglect of duty (and thus something for your committee to being looking into) to you? Tongue
15562  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE: National Security on: November 30, 2012, 01:59:05 am
Is there by chance a connection between that and the fact that this hasn't been posted in for over a month: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=160996.0
15563  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Atlasian Institute of Teachers Act (Debating) on: November 30, 2012, 01:51:58 am
You didn't understand my point. I wasn't talking about the underlying bill and structure it seeks to create, I am talking about a think tank type group. My point is that without such an independent and non-govermental, "coordinating force", the federal gov't would be more likely to step in and take over more and more as problems persist. Such an organization could provide solutions to the various and complex sub-problems to formulate a comprehensive reform in each region. There are no silver bullets and there is no quick fixes to the problems in the education system and ultimately, someone will be seeking to address this because our competition isn't going away. I would prefer it if that doesn't come in the form of workaholic, "fixer Senator", with a  red avatar from PA or OH, to the rescue (glances at two obvious Senators Tongue).
15564  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Atlasian Institute of Teachers Act (Debating) on: November 30, 2012, 01:34:04 am
What is needed is some kind of indepth advocacy group that can detail and organize this, articulate what the Regions should do, how the Feds can help, draw upon RL sources from different sides of political divide come up with a comprehensive approach to reform that then can be used to push the Regions to reform and monitor those that have, can push the feds to act where and when needed, while opposing them where its not, etc etc. Doing that here, where most of the people are just coasting and get bored and disappear rather quickly is difficult, though.

When you say "here," do you mean Atlasia or the senate? For our purposes, do we really need an advocacy group? To me, now is a great opportunity to come up with a few standards that we can export to the regions without adding a lot of costs.

I mean Atlasia as a whole, not the Senate.
15565  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: New House Commitee Chairmen all white men! on: November 30, 2012, 01:00:43 am
Chris Van Hollen, Maryland, Ranking Member
Allyson Schwartz, Pennsylvania
Marcy Kaptur, Ohio
Lloyd Doggett, Texas
Earl Blumenauer, Oregon
Betty McCollum, Minnesota
John Yarmuth, Kentucky
Bill Pascrell, New Jersey
Mike Honda, California
Tim Ryan, Ohio
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida
Gwen Moore, Wisconsin
Kathy Castor, Florida
Heath Shuler, North Carolina
Karen Bass, California
Suzanne Bonamici, Oregon

Dems are 50% Female on the committee.
15566  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: New House Commitee Chairmen all white men! on: November 30, 2012, 12:57:59 am
Tom Cole, Oklahoma
Tom Price, Georgia
Tom McClintock, California
Jason Chaffetz, Utah
Marlin Stutzman, Indiana
James Lankford, Oklahoma
Diane Black, Tennessee

We have found women!!!! Tongue Unlucky number 13 and the only one on there.
15567  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: New House Commitee Chairmen all white men! on: November 30, 2012, 12:56:27 am
Its a senority issue primarily. The parties are fairly rigid about it too, though the GOP atleast has the term limit on its chairman (yea Ryan shouldn't have been waived)

Paul Ryan, Wisconsin, Chairman
Scott Garrett, New Jersey, Vice-Chairman
Mike Simpson, Idaho
John Campbell, California
Ken Calvert, California
Todd Akin, Missouri

Top six GOP members on the Budget Committee for the 112th Congress.
15568  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: SD-Sen: Rounds announcing today on: November 30, 2012, 12:48:30 am
I was saying the same thing about Bruning in 2010. Who could possibly want to primary him, he was going to primary Johanns for heaven's sake, until they made a gentlemen's agreement most likely in exchange for each others support in their respective different Senate races? Now we have Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE).
15569  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: GOP declares "War on the Disabled", Santorum to lead the charge on: November 30, 2012, 12:45:54 am
Treaties have the full force of law in the US.  It makes sense to be wary of them when they are all about domestic policy, just as it makes sense to consider carefully the implications of a constitutional amendment that would impact domestic policy.
Treaties serve a useful purpose for relations between nations and respecting human rights in conflict situations. In this case, the countries that really need to respect the rights of people within their borders are just going to sign it and ignore it, as we've seen with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.  Meanwhile, the US is capable on its own to make laws protecting the disabled, apart from any treaty.

^^^ This

Plus I wouldn't trust the UN to operate a lemonade stand.
15570  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: SD-Sen: Rounds announcing today on: November 30, 2012, 12:42:47 am
I think them going early may be a part of a strategy on the part of the NRSC. Get them out there and on the road as quickly as possible. But it only works if they are working their tails off at every opportunity and successfully build a real base of support strong enoguh to win i nthat lengthened time on the road, lest they end up like Bruning, who had announced by this point in 2010.

15571  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Survey Atlasia: November At-Large Senator Approval Ratings on: November 30, 2012, 12:39:10 am
Marokai was the only one I disapproved of, because of his disappearing act. Angry


I think Simfan's odd arguments on trade may have hurt him as well. Though, I am not sure if they got much play or attention so maybe not.
15572  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Survey Atlasia: November Presidential Approval Rating on: November 30, 2012, 12:33:14 am
PiT should run as an outsider in February. Wink


Then we get the Snowstalker Revolution of June 2012. Tongue
15573  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Survey Atlasia: November Presidential Approval Rating on: November 30, 2012, 12:30:23 am
There's nothing left to do tonight, but go crazy on you,


Now my puzzle of an "attention" strategy should make sense. Tongue

Come on, what was the point of that?

I like to think up creative means to get threads to top page, that aren't boring. If I splice up a set of lyrics to a song or a sentence, then people either wonder if I have gone crazy or it may actually get them to try and splice together. Either way, I win.
15574  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Atlasian Institute of Teachers Act (Debating) on: November 30, 2012, 12:22:54 am
Honestly, I'm inclined to think these issues could be dealt with on the regional level instead of creating more federal bureaucracy. Maybe have the regional education boards deal with administering the federal test.

I sympathize with the concern for many reasons. In his book Bradley, is very dubious about local control because they say they lack the resources to among other things, resist the unions, but also to ensure proper standards in terms of textbooks, as opposed to "getting sold" on the latest thing peddled by Prentice Hall or McGraw-Hill.

There may be a solution to these issues though. A solution that would allow for local (for our purposes regional) authority to be preserved because of the assistance of, rather than prevention by, the federal gov't. Many people tend to think that local control is an excuse for the feds to do nothing and the local people to underperform and/or fail  in their task because it is overwhelming. You can still have federal leadership and involvement, while preserving local control. You provide standards upon which to assess textbooks, you can do research in curriculum and other education siutations and thne make those available and even help the regions implement those. You can provide certain resources regarding issues such as transportation, information technology, or ways to deal with legal liabilities so that concern doesn't weaken the experience.

What is needed is some kind of indepth advocacy group that can detail and organize this, articulate what the Regions should do, how the Feds can help, draw upon RL sources from different sides of political divide come up with a comprehensive approach to reform that then can be used to push the Regions to reform and monitor those that have, can push the feds to act where and when needed, while opposing them where its not, etc etc. Doing that here, where most of the people are just coasting and get bored and disappear rather quickly is difficult, though.
15575  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Atlasian Institute of Teachers Act (Debating) on: November 30, 2012, 12:07:59 am
1. Is it really a position that should be playable, or would it be better of simulated by the Game Moderating Team.

2. There is a real crisis in Education that so far hasn't been adequately addressed. One of many aspects of that is that we have too many teachers who aren't academically qualified to be in the classroom. A glaring example of this is that so many tend to come from the bottom of their college classes. I have read to two books that examine this issue closely (amongst many others) and offer a list of solutions to that speficic education sub-issue or sub-problem. Mitten's, "No Apology" and Bill Bradley's "The New American Story". I had a third one temporarily for a project back in 2010, but I no longer posses.

What I find amazing is you have liberals who (like the guy who wrote the 2010 book) have no problem with school choice, but won't even contemplate performanced based pay systems, and then you have Bradley, who actually incorporates a kind of merit based pay system into his overall plan, while looking down and being very critical of school choice (he kind of setup a strawman of Conservatives based on a vouchers only approach, with some local control concerns spliced in here and there. Never seen a conservative approach that narrow really). The one thing they all agree on, Mittens, Bradley and I believe Wagner was the guy's name, is that the first step in teacher quality improvements and getting applicants from higher up in their graduating classes, is to raise base pay.

I don't recall Simfan ever stating that this bill of his would be a complete fix to the problem, but I do think it may act as a first step.  Having standards and accountability are an important part of this pie to be sure of.
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