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76  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: General Senate Discussion on: September 23, 2015, 01:26:55 am
I don't see a "General Court Discussion" thread anywhere (maybe I missed it?) and I'd rather not clutter up the case thread that is already cluttered by a silly argument you and Windjammer had.

Also, how was that a hysterical rant? 3 sentences is hardly a rant (I mean, of anyone, I think I'd know what constitutes a rant...), and it was far from hysterical.

I created one in 2009, but it is not stickied and only gets bumped, usually by me, when a case has started, which means that most discussion has already run its course in other places, even the case threads the discussion thread was meant to keep clear.
77  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Public Discussion on the Supreme Court Cases (Avoid Cluttering Case Threads) on: September 23, 2015, 01:24:57 am
And as usual, the cavalry (This thread) arrives too late. Tongue
78  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Census Bureau of Atlasia: RGriffin - IMPORTANT UPDATE on: September 23, 2015, 12:22:41 am
There is no bigger reason for the excessive legalism in Atlasia derided by certain folks, than the actions of often times those very same folks seeking to take advantage of every loophole available to get their way.
79  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: ConCon candidates: do you broadly support my plan? on: September 23, 2015, 12:13:16 am
I support some of it like those portions that originate from the Duke plan and might be open to a united North America, but I certainly wouldn't oppose a plan that included such because of it being there at the very least.

I would prefer to keep the VP though. And Judicial term limits worries me in a game like this, as I have said since 2013.
80  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Constitutional Convention Delegate Election on: September 23, 2015, 12:06:52 am

DELEGATES FROM THE SOUTH (three to be elected)

[ 2 ] Adam Griffin of Georgia

[ 1 ] Leinad of Georgia

[ 3 ] NCYankee of North Carolina

[  ] SomebodyWhoExists of Puerto Rico

[ 4 ] Write-in:__AHDuke99____________________________

[ 5 ] Write-in:__Clarence____________________________

[ 6 ] Write-in:__Spiral____________________________

[ 7 ] Write-in:__Goldwater____________________________

[  ] None of the above

81  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Labor Party Standing Committee on: September 20, 2015, 01:52:54 am
Don't get banned this time, please. Tongue
82  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Rise and Fall of Tender Branson (Will Mr. Morden Survive?) on: September 20, 2015, 12:52:47 am
I have full confidence that Miesta Moodon (that is how Londo pronounced it right?) will be fine.

I do however doubt whether or not his "associates" will see the next sunrise. Tongue
83  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Checking back in + random ranting on: September 20, 2015, 12:40:44 am
Hey there is still the NC Gubernatorial and that could conceivably go Democratic.

I haven't really been following it myself at all with work and such forth. I didn't even watch the last PResidential debate.

Anyway, welcome back Cheesy
84  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you take this place seriously? on: September 20, 2015, 12:35:29 am
I try to take seriously my interactions with other people for as much as this is all unimportant, there is still a real person behind each poster (or at least most of them. Tongue) and the temptation is to forget that beyond the falsely presumed annonymity of the internet.

Only to the extent that it'll probably ruin my life someday.

What could this site possibly do to ruin your life? Tongue

85  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Mideast Record-Courier Polls: October Senate Elections on: September 20, 2015, 12:09:05 am
I've been re-registered for a couple hours and am already being included in polls as a possible senate candidate. lol Tongue

Timely as well for a February redux as well. Tongue
86  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Declaration Thread for Prospective Constitutional Convention Delegates on: September 20, 2015, 12:04:09 am
X North Carolina Yankee

I will declare to be a convention delegate for the South
87  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Federal Elections: Homelycooking, SoFE on: September 20, 2015, 12:01:52 am
The Federalist Party Registers as Conservative
88  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Windows 7 vs Windows 10 on: September 18, 2015, 04:14:03 am
LOL, Windows 10's surging growth has pulled everyone else down, except XP. XP actually gained market share getting back above 12% and is now back in second place. Seven is down to 57%.


Nice try Windows Seven, but you will never be like XP was in 2007.
89  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is your average number of posts per day? on: September 18, 2015, 03:56:29 am
Just over 12 and it has bounced around that level for several years now. I remember it being like 12.4 or something in 2012 and now it is 12.382.

Oh wow. I'm more at the top of the distribution than I ever imagined. Shocked

You’re over 35,000 posts, and you registered in 2009.  Other than Kal, there’s no one else who’s even made it to 25,000 who registered in 2009 or later.  The 25,000+ group is dominated by people who registered in 2006 or earlier.

I got a year on those post padders and yet they're still ahead of me. Tongue Not that a I much cared and hence why they are ahead of me. Wink
90  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Windows 10 Grievance on: September 18, 2015, 03:41:18 am
"I know the downside upgrading, I know the upside of downsizing" - George Carlin 2005
91  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: EPONA Poll: Constitutional Convention Delegate Election on: September 18, 2015, 03:23:11 am
Do you support the Senate's decision to allow itself to select 40% of the delegates, with no checks and balances?

The method for selecting delegates set in place by the Senate carefully balances power between the national and regional governments. The method you proposed (allowing the Regional governments to select all 25 delegates), is the very antithesis of checks and balances, as it centralizes power on one side of the equation while leaving the other out in the cold.

Yea, that question is rather flawed, nearly a push poll question.
92  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Griff 4 Prez: Set Your Happening Level to "It's" on: September 18, 2015, 03:18:56 am
Was excited until I saw the word Prime Minister in place of VP, and you lost me at the court. Tongue
93  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Justice System Reform Bill 1 2015 on: September 18, 2015, 12:39:44 am
Also, Cris, I haven't really worked on the matter of working it into the current text, since right now my priority is to engage discussion on these important key points and throwing up a wall of text would distract from the priority right now. Once I have a functional text, inclusion should be a simple matter, including giving it a clause number.
94  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Justice System Reform Bill 1 2015 on: September 18, 2015, 12:37:44 am
     I guess the difference is taking their behavior in prison into account? I would suppose that commuting their sentences would have taken the new laws into account.

Not automatically. For instance a commutation could be given to someone under the same laws by the executive through his pardon power. Bush did this with almost everyone of his modifications, leaving the actual conviction in place, but commuting the sentence and releasing them from prison. This angered both Dick Cheney who wanted a full pardon for Libby and the border hawks who wanted a full pardon for Ramos and Compean.

This would be altering sentences to comport with current law. However that cannot be done automatically since person is to be subject to the laws as they existed at the time of the conviction until either pardoned or some kind of sentence review established. The States do this a lot using newer laws, usually when new technology like DNA, which wasn't even available more or less sanctioned by the law at the time, comes to hand and demonstrates innocence.  The review is essentially a retrial. Which means we should probably make that clear as well, because the authority and manner in which it operates would be similar.

95  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Justice System Reform Bill 1 2015 on: September 18, 2015, 12:31:52 am
This seems like a good idea to me. I assume that said review process will not result in sentences being increased?

I tried to avoid that but admittedly, I am still not satisfied with the last sentence as it was troubling the first several iterations before I finally landed at that one at nearly four in the morning.

96  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Justice System Reform Bill 1 2015 on: September 18, 2015, 12:30:16 am
X. Those previously incarcerated under old drug laws for offenses that have since had their criminal penalties reduced or removed entirely shall be subject to review of their sentences based on a criteria using the new statutes for said crimes and their subsequent behavior whilst in prison. These sentences maybe reduced through this process in accordance with the new law, but shall remain subject to any sentences for any crimes as established by law.

How does this look?
It's an amendment?
If yes, what number is X?

Not yet, I wanted to feel out where people were by posting a potential text.

97  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Modern Health Education Act on: September 18, 2015, 12:27:17 am
Quote from: Amendment Offered
1. To qualify for the above funds, regions must adopt a policy for their school boards that limits or eliminates the sale and distribution of exceedingly unhealthy foods. Such limits shall not be required to apply to foods served/made as part of extracurricular and/or sports activities, in order to qualify for said funding. Exceedingly unhealthy shall be determined by a nutrient density standard to be formulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

"All this production just to make a single clause" - appropriation of a line from FullMetal Alchemist (only there it was stone, not 'single clause').
98  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Resolution for Peaceful Coexistence (Debating) on: September 18, 2015, 12:14:52 am
Aside from the concern about enforcement difficulties there is also the concern that it is basically an empty pledge not to do something that the other side has at points and may very well continue to do so, with or without this.

If peaceful coexistance is the desired object that that would be best handled through a treaty negotiated by the relevant officials for both parties and then submitted to the Senate for ratification. Of course that resolves the point about reciprocity, but not the enforcement problem.

99  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Recognition Procedure Act of 2015 (Debating) on: September 18, 2015, 12:10:03 am
If one can establish that this is the power of the President, I would be inclined to oppose the legislation on the grounds that it is unconstitutional.

Whilst depriving the executive of authority should be a concern, I don't see us as having moved one direction or the other, certainly not enough to be concerned about the President being impotent constitutionally. That is not the case, as he can veto legislation, he can command the armed forces and has several express powers granted him under the Constitution. On top of all he has a vast ability and public medium through which to lead and guide the nation either in support of a policy agenda, reform proposal or both. Just because we have not seen this occur in the past few months under the Pax Eborecum (slight modification to the Latin here Tongue I apologize to all the fair sons and daughters of York), doesn't mean they don't exist. Wink
100  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Determining regulations of Constitutional Convention. (FINAL VOTE) on: September 17, 2015, 11:51:34 pm
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