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26  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Atlasians Against Gun Violence on: June 23, 2016, 12:03:07 am
X Winfield

I have long been an enthusiastic supporter of strong gun control policies and laws.

27  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The House Democrats Sit-In on: June 22, 2016, 11:43:21 pm
A shameless publicity stunt on the part of the Democrats.

A crass money grab on the part of the Democrats, actually soliciting donations by using the Orlando tragedy as a fund raising effort.

Democrats exhibiting shamelessly pictures of the victims in Orlando, which at the very least is in extremely bad taste.    
28  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump to form his own party? on: June 22, 2016, 09:57:59 pm
Trump should form a new party, and to fit in with him and his base, they should call it The Brown Shirt Party.

(Will my fellow Republicans ever forgive me for saying this?)  Smiley
29  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: TRUMAN for PRESIDENT • KALWEJT for VICE PRESIDENT on: June 22, 2016, 04:57:31 pm
I have respect for both of the Presidential candidates, Truman and Leinad, for their dedication to the game, for their knowledge, and for their leadership abilities.

After careful consideration, I have made the decision to endorse Truman and to give him my first choice vote in the election.

I am supporting Truman, but I have to say in all honesty that his running mate, Kalwejt, has not made this easy.   
 
30  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: TRUMAN for PRESIDENT • KALWEJT for VICE PRESIDENT on: June 22, 2016, 04:27:21 pm
So I see you abandoned your line of questioning about transgender issues after it didn't work out for you?

Oh, my dear Senator Smith, I hate to tell you, but you have it all wrong.

I did in fact present a very plausible and sensible question during the discussion, but the other parties in this discussion chose to skirt around it and to completely evade the point I was making. 

It was at that point that I decided that since the others involved in the discussion were not even willing to address directly a point I was making, that I believed the discussion was no longer viable, as I was dealing with completely intractable individuals, and further discussion was pointless.
31  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: TRUMAN for PRESIDENT • KALWEJT for VICE PRESIDENT on: June 22, 2016, 09:33:03 am
I have asked an honest, valid question of a candidate who is seeking public office, and all I expect is an answer.
32  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Will Gary Johnson win Utah? on: June 22, 2016, 12:41:03 am
No.

Johnson will not win Utah, nor will he win any other state.

I bet you a high five Johnson will win something.

Yes, but not any states.
33  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Atlasian Society for Personal Liberty on: June 21, 2016, 11:52:52 pm


     True, but there are also differing levels of danger inherent to any item. I would posit that the dangers of marijuana are closer to those of a paper cut (minor damage, more of an annoyance really) than of lead paint (potential for permanent, debilitating brain damage).

Ah, Mr. Leinad, I am not confused.  As you can see from the above quote, Mr. PiT clearly stated the dangers of marijuana are closer to those of a paper cut.  You may have made the original ridiculous statement, but Mr. PiT said it as well. 
34  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Association for Abuse Survivors on: June 21, 2016, 10:40:10 am
Put me down for a donation of 1,000,000 Dollars.
35  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: TRUMAN for PRESIDENT • KALWEJT for VICE PRESIDENT on: June 21, 2016, 09:28:13 am
I have a question for the most esteemed Vice Presidential candidate, Mr. Kalwejt.

Mr. Kalwejt

If you are successful in obtaining the office of Vice President of this great republic, will you actually serve out your full term, barring an emergency, of course?

After all, you do have a history of abandoning public offices you have held mid term.



Again, I ask.

This question deserves an answer.

When Atlasians ask a question of a candidate, they expect an answer.

Mr. Kalwejt, what is your answer?
36  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Atlasian Society for Personal Liberty on: June 20, 2016, 02:34:11 pm
Mr. PiT, I certainly do not deny the effects that exposure to lead paint can have. 

As a matter of fact, thank you for bringing up that issue.

But I did find your comparison of marijuana use to a paper cut odd, so thank you for clarifying what you meant.
37  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Atlasian Society for Personal Liberty on: June 20, 2016, 02:12:16 pm
There are various findings on this issue, and the harmful effects of marijuana use cannot be dismissed simply because of conflicting findings.

Perhaps you would like to try smoking marijuana for a few months on a regular basis and see what it does in your body.
38  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Will Gary Johnson win Utah? on: June 20, 2016, 01:52:02 pm
No.

Johnson will not win Utah, nor will he win any other state.
39  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: ascott for Northern Assembly on: June 20, 2016, 12:58:21 pm
With all due respect, please explain to us why you were locked out of your account.
40  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Atlasian Society for Personal Liberty on: June 20, 2016, 12:50:47 pm
Should we also ban alcohol? What about sharp pencils? What about plastic bags? And cars literally kill people every single day, far more than marijuana could ever do, shouldn't we ban those?

My point, of course, is that just because something is dangerous doesn't mean it should be illegal--it is not the job of the government to make these types of decisions for people. Your version of government makes  my strict parents seem downright laissez-faire. Tongue

But Leinad, by legalizing this harmful drug, you are only adding to all the dangerous and harmful substances that are already legal.  There is no point in making life even more dangerous and harmful by legalizing marijuana.

I have very well known views on alcohol and tobacco as well, which I will not go into here.

I hate paper cuts. The government should make a law against paper cuts, then there will be no more paper cuts.


I'm sorry, even as someone who's both smokes Marijuana ( A grand total of two times) and supports decriminalization this is frankly a rather drawn out point. I don't understand why people can't see that Government has a role in regulating harmful toxins (we all agree that Government should ban lead paint)

     True, but there are also differing levels of danger inherent to any item. I would posit that the dangers of marijuana are closer to those of a paper cut (minor damage, more of an annoyance really) than of lead paint (potential for permanent, debilitating brain damage).

Mr. PiT, it is so nice to see that you compare the effects of marijuana to a paper cut.

I am sure that all concerned are relieved that you did not take up medicine as a profession.

Effects on the Brain

The active ingredient in marijuana, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, acts on cannabinoid receptors on nerve cells and influences the activity of those cells.

Effects on the Heart

Within a few minutes after smoking marijuana, the heart begins beating more rapidly and the blood pressure drops.

Marijuana can cause the heart beat to increase by 20 to 50 beats per minute, and can increase even more if other drugs are used at the same time.

Because of the lower blood pressure and higher heart rate, researchers found that users' risk for a heart attack is four times higher within the first hour after smoking marijuana, compared to their general risk of heart attack when not smoking.

Effects on the Lungs

Daily cough and phlegm production
More frequent acute chest illnesses
Increased risk of lung infections
Obstructed airways


https://www.verywell.com/the-health-effects-of-marijuana-67788

So it is so nice of you, Mr. PiT, to point out to all of us that the life threatening effects of marijuana use are nothing more than like having a paper cut.

Yes, thank you Mr. PiT for your tremendous insight and outstanding observations and for straightening out the entire medical community on the harmful effects of marijuana.  The medical community thanks you and is relieved to learn that smoking marijuana is simply like getting a paper cut.
41  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: TRUMAN for PRESIDENT • KALWEJT for VICE PRESIDENT on: June 20, 2016, 10:58:51 am
I have a question for the most esteemed Vice Presidential candidate, Mr. Kalwejt.

Mr. Kalwejt

If you are successful in obtaining the office of Vice President of this great republic, will you actually serve out your full term, barring an emergency, of course?

After all, you do have a history of abandoning public offices you have held mid term.



Again, I ask.

This question deserves an answer.
42  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Will Donald Trump still be a candidate for president by mid-July? on: June 19, 2016, 10:37:06 pm
Ah want you ta listen to me.

Ah will not be droppin out of that race

the Presidential election.

43  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Happy 70th Birthday Donald J. Trump! on: June 19, 2016, 06:49:01 pm
Too bad his 70th birthday was not on November 8.

That we the entire nation could celebrate his birthday by giving him a right royal shellacking as a present.
44  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary to place field staff in all 50 states on: June 19, 2016, 01:32:55 am
While Democrats are organized in all 50 states, Republicans are still arguing over Trump's racist speeches.
45  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Utah GOP chairman talks with Trump about state’s unusual tossup status on: June 19, 2016, 01:20:26 am
GOP Electoral History now that Utah is lost

1936 As Maine goes so goes Vermont

2016 As Oklahoma goes so goes Wyoming
46  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Atlasian Society for Personal Liberty on: June 19, 2016, 12:51:47 am
Should we also ban alcohol? What about sharp pencils? What about plastic bags? And cars literally kill people every single day, far more than marijuana could ever do, shouldn't we ban those?

My point, of course, is that just because something is dangerous doesn't mean it should be illegal--it is not the job of the government to make these types of decisions for people. Your version of government makes  my strict parents seem downright laissez-faire. Tongue

But Leinad, by legalizing this harmful drug, you are only adding to all the dangerous and harmful substances that are already legal.  There is no point in making life even more dangerous and harmful by legalizing marijuana.

I have very well known views on alcohol and tobacco as well, which I will not go into here.
47  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: TRUMAN for PRESIDENT • KALWEJT for VICE PRESIDENT on: June 19, 2016, 12:42:47 am
I have a question for the most esteemed Vice Presidential candidate, Mr. Kalwejt.

Mr. Kalwejt

If you are successful in obtaining the office of Vice President of this great republic, will you actually serve out your full term, barring an emergency, of course?

After all, you do have a history of abandoning public offices you have held mid term.

48  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Atlasian Society for Personal Liberty on: June 19, 2016, 12:19:48 am
Other effects include:

altered senses (for example, seeing brighter colors)
altered sense of time
changes in mood
impaired body movement
difficulty with thinking and problem-solving
impaired memory


Don't like the sounds of this at all.

Hallucinating, don't know what day it is, violent mood swings, can't walk straight, can't do schoolwork or can't do their job, therefore can't pay their bills or feed their family, can't remember where home is.

I don't want people with these symptoms driving around on our streets, endangering the lives of everybody else, just because they have a desire to experience a high, thinking only of themselves and their own gratification.
49  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Atlasian Society for Personal Liberty on: June 18, 2016, 11:54:29 pm
Marijuana’s effects on these abilities may last a long time or even be permanent.

Sounds like pretty damaging effects to me.

Perhaps you don't think this is serious brain damage, but I do.
50  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Atlasian Society for Personal Liberty on: June 18, 2016, 08:24:24 pm
Do you support the uncontrolled proliferation of marijuana to all adults who want it, in any quantities they want it, so that Atlasia can produce an entire generation of brain fried, spaced out pot heads?

As the sole liberal in the group I will state my opinion at least that marijuana should of course be legalized. We should allow 8 oz a month that will be taxed and regulated. I don't know what you mean by "brain fried, spaced out pot heads", but would enjoy your statistics on the matter.

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana

Marijuana has both short- and long-term effects on the brain.

Read the article.  Very enlightening.
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