Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
July 29, 2014, 03:52:58 pm
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Atlas Hardware Upgrade complete October 13, 2013.

  Show Posts
Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7 8 9 ... 413
76  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Observer - A new voice of the common man on: May 18, 2014, 04:15:40 pm
Congratulations to Atlasia's newest press barons.

We should have a lot in common, after all, the Winfield/AndrewTX campaign is all about the common man, and woman for that matter.
77  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Winfield/AndrewTX for Atlasia, the rise of the Grass Roots on: May 18, 2014, 04:04:57 pm
The Winfield/AndrewTX campaign wishes to publicly thank former President tmthforu for his endorsement and wholehearted support for our candidacy.

tmthforu had announced his candidacy for President, but decided to withdraw from the race and support us instead.

Thank you tmthforu for this very generous and selfless act on your part.

We are honored to have the support of someone with your experience, abilities, and knowledge.

Thank you very much.  
78  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Winfield/AndrewTX for Atlasia, the rise of the Grass Roots on: May 18, 2014, 03:43:40 pm
Well, Winfield, the banner is also very legible at smaller sizes... Wink



Thank you homelycooking.

That's right Atlasians, new you can have the Winfield/AndrewTX campaign banner in the new, smaller, convenient size.  Smiley
79  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Winfield/AndrewTX for Atlasia, the rise of the Grass Roots on: May 18, 2014, 03:39:56 pm
Do you believe that we should have real game reform rather than fighting the same tired battles that only lead to disillusionment and inactivity?

Cynic, thank you for your very timely question.

Of course I, and I believe many Atlasians, would like to see, ideally, real game reform.  The main purpose of this fantasy board, I believe, is to promote discussion and to enjoy the elections and government activities and simulation, while at the same time retaining membership as much as possible, and encouraging new members to join.

Now, we all know that it is simply a matter of fact, and a matter of real life, that members on this board come and go, and no doubt always will.  There are, I am sure, countless reasons why members fall into inactivity, and in many cases, I believe, it has nothing to do with how the game is being played.  Members are simply moving on to another phase of their lives.  Some return, some do not, and new members come on board.  As well, like you say, some members do become frustrated or disillusioned, no doubt about that.  

Much has been written on this board about game reform, but, as you say, little has been achieved in this matter.  

Like I say, much has been written in this matter, and some very interesting and worthwhile ideas have been presented.  If we could find someone, or a committee of dedicated Atlasians, who are willing, they could go through the ideas presented, take the best ideas, and present them as a game reform proposal to be acted upon.  

So yes, I do favor game reform, but they must be reforms upon which Atlasians are able to come to a consensus on, because without a consensus, I do not see how these reforms could be instituted.    

Something to keep in mind, of course, is that there are many current aspects of the game which are good and which must be maintained.
80  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Winfield/AndrewTX for Atlasia, the rise of the Grass Roots on: May 18, 2014, 02:47:33 pm
Do you support enacting tort reform to crack down on frivolous lawsuits like this?

Scott, thank you for your question. 

I absolutely do favor tort reform in order to crack down on frivolous lawsuits.  The example you have given is clearly an extreme case, which I expect would be thrown out of court by any sane judge.  Our courts get far too clogged up with frivolous lawsuits, leaving less time for serious cases that should be heard and tried on a timely basis.  For truly frivolous cases that are brought before the courts, I absolutely am in favor of imposing a fine, plus all court costs, on the party bringing the case before the court. 

Case in point, some corporations and firms have made out of court settlements with individuals in some very questionable matters brought by lawsuits.

Yes, I am in favor of tort reform in this matter.

         
81  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Winfield/AndrewTX for Atlasia, the rise of the Grass Roots on: May 18, 2014, 02:17:24 pm
This is truly a ticket of true leaders of The People.

Thank you Simfan.  Much appreciated.
82  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Winfield/AndrewTX for Atlasia, the rise of the Grass Roots on: May 18, 2014, 02:15:21 pm
What a ticket!

Thank you Clarence.  Much appreciated.
83  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: BruhBruh Polling - Presidential Race on: May 18, 2014, 02:02:50 pm
Former NE Governor is the title I go by. 

Thank you. 
84  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Winfield/AndrewTX for Atlasia, the rise of the Grass Roots on: May 17, 2014, 01:10:55 pm
A message from the Winfield/AndrewTX campaign to Atlasians from all walks of life, from all political persuasions, from all parts of this great nation.

I have asked homelycooking to make our campaign a new campaign banner, and he has done a magnificent job.  Thank you very much homelycooking.

If there is anyone in this nation who would like to include this very attractive campaign banner in their signature, please advise me and I would be delighted to send you the link.

Thank you all.   
85  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Should Animal Welfare Be a Federal or Regional Responsibility? on: May 17, 2014, 09:00:24 am
There could be a national standard for animal welfare that is adhered to by all regions.

That way we know there are laws on the books covering this matter across all of Atlasia.

As the regions see fit, they could as well have their laws on the books that are region specific.
86  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Candidate Declaration Thread on: May 17, 2014, 08:48:53 am
I am ending my Presidential bid and throwing my full support behind Winfield/AndrewCT.

Thank you so much Tmth.  We are deeply honored to have your support.
87  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Winfield for President, the rise of the Grass Roots/VP Pick on: May 16, 2014, 11:23:45 pm
What a ticket! Andrew has been a wonderful co-president for 3 terms and will surely do well in a forth term!

Thank you Mr. President for the first part.

However, as for the second part, there never has been a co-presidency in Atlasia in the past, nor will there be a co-presidency in Atlasia at any time in the future. 

88  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Winfield for President, the rise of the Grass Roots/Recovering Taxpayer Fund on: May 16, 2014, 11:16:27 pm
The Winfield campaign moves into midtown Manhattan


Presidential candidate Winfield in Manhattan greeted with a ticker tape parade and huge, enthusiastic crowds.
Asked by the press why he rode in a truck rather than in a car, Winfield replied
"I am a man of the people.  I would rather ride in the back of a pick up truck than a limo."

My friends, fellow Atlasians, thank you so very much for your overwhelming welcome.  And thank you very,very much for that good old fashioned ticker tape parade.  I know New York is a fun place and you sure proved it today.

IT'S GREAT BE IN NEW YORK CITY!

Here we are today, surrounded by these magnificent buildings, a tribute to Atlasia's prominence on the world stage in business and commerce.

I am here today to address you and the rest of Atlasia about your money.  You will recall a few years back, when the government of Atlasia found it necessary to pump hundreds of billions of dollars into some very large and prominent businesses.  Was this the right thing to do?  Well, many prominent and eminent economists said at the time it was, and others said it was not.

Regardless, the fact is this money was pumped into these businesses.  Now, let me be clear, many of these businesses have stepped up to the plate, done the responsible thing, and have since paid back the money.  They have my respect, and the respect of most Atlasians I believe.

However, billions remain unpaid.

By the way, what is one thing that that really riles Atlasians that was done with millions and millions of dollars of these taxpayer funds?  What's that?  Yes, I can hear you shouting "Bonuses, Bonuses!"  That's right, huge bonuses paid to executives, with your money.

How many of you have ever received multi million dollar bonuses courtesy of the taxpayer?  I thought so, none of you.  I'm in the same boat as you my friends.  And I hear you.

Now, how do we get this money back, the funds that have remained unpaid.  

As President, I will be introducing legislation that will require a special business tax be levied, at an affordable rate for these companies, until these funds are paid back.

Once the funds are paid, the business tax on these corporations and businesses  will revert back to the regular rate, whatever that may be at the time.

My friends, at times, we have to make tough decisions, and hopefully we make the right decisions.  The bailout was a tough decision, getting the money back for the taxpayers is the right decision.

Thank you my friends, thank you for showing up in such large numbers for this event.  I will always remember your friendly faces and your sparkling enthusiasm.

Thank you and good day.
89  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Winfield for President, the rise of the Grass Roots/VP Pick on: May 15, 2014, 10:08:45 pm
I am pleased to announce that AndrewTX from the great state of Texas will be my Vice Presidential running mate in this election.

I am honored to have AndrewTX on the ticket.

AndrewTX is a good man who I am confident will do Atlasia proud.  

His governmental experience and knowledge will prove to be an invaluable asset to the administration and to Atlasia.

Thank you AndrewTX for joining me on the ticket.
90  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Winfield for President, the rise of the Grass Roots on: May 13, 2014, 12:35:37 am
My fellow Atlasians, thank you for joining me tonight in the first of my Fireside Chats, my frank and down to earth conversations with Atlasians.

As you are likely aware by now, I have decided to throw my hat into the ring for President of Atlasia.

If I may, please permit me to explain some of the reasons I have come to this potentially life changing decision.

I have heard from the single mother in New York City finding it hard to make ends meet, saying to me run Winfield run.

I have heard from the fisherman in Maine who is working fourteen hour days so he can feed his family, saying to me run Winfield run.

I have heard from the farmer in Colorado who has found it difficult getting a fair price for his grain, saying to me run Winfield run.

I have heard from the lumber worker in Oregon whose business has cut his hours to part time, saying to me run Winfield run.

I have heard from the office clerk in Mobile who pays much of her income out for child care, saying to me run Winfield run.  

I have heard from the factory worker in Chicago who fears he may not be able to keep up with technological changes in the industry, saying to me run Winfield run.

My friends, my fellow Atlasians, this is why I entered public life, to try and make life better for the people of this nation, and in particular, those who may need a little help.

Now, I do not claim to be able to solve all the ills facing this nation, however, I hope, in some way, to be able to improve life generally in Atlasia.

Thank you and good night.  

91  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Winfield for President, the rise of the Grass Roots on: May 12, 2014, 09:44:21 pm
I do not venture into Atlasia much any more....but ENDORSED!

Thank you Clarence.  I am deeply honored!
92  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: North Star Polls: June Presidential Election on: May 10, 2014, 11:08:31 pm
For the record, I am an independent.
93  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Candidate Declaration Thread on: May 10, 2014, 10:48:56 pm
I am announcing my candidacy for President of Atlasia.
94  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Winfield/AndrewTX for Atlasia, the rise of the Grass Roots on: May 10, 2014, 10:44:59 pm
Former Northeast Governor Winfield addresses Atlasians in his first speech of this Presidential campaign, Chicago, IL.


An exuberant crowd of Atlasians show their enthusiasm for the Winfield speech
Many are making the "W" for "Winfield" hand sign

My fellow Atlasians, my friends, thank you so very, very much for coming here today and for your heart warming welcome.  I am humbled and honored beyond measure.

I am here today to announce my candidacy for President of Atlasia.      

I stand before you this day as one whose entire public career has been dedicated to the betterment of Atlasians  from coast to coast, and to moving this nation forward.

I stand before you battle scarred, tested in the political wars, and ready to take on the elites who are only too happy to bankrupt the honest, tax paying, hard working people of this nation in order to make an exorbitant fortune for themselves, at your expense.  When I am President, this self serving and immoral behavior shall not be tolerated, nor will it be permitted.

Believe me, I will put a stop to this gravy train.  And those who are now on this free ride at your expense are in for a rude awakening.

As President, I will ensure that all Atlasians have the medical, social, and educational programs they and their families need in order to lead a healthy, meaningful, and comfortable life.  

Quality of life for Atlasians shall be at the forefront of my administration.

As President, I will ensure that the tax system is simple, fair, and equitable.

As President, I will work towards the goal of establishing peace and safety in this nation.  There has been far too much violence on our streets, in our places of employment, in our schools.  This blight on our society must be and will be brought under control.

When I talk about working toward public safety, my mind turns as well toward the issue of domestic violence.  Domestic violence is a blight on our society, and my administration will be working toward improving this very tragic situation.

Thank you so much for your outpouring of enthusiasm and support.  Mere words cannot express my gratitude.

And now, my fellow Atlasians, may we go forth from this day, may we embrace decency, honesty, compassion, and enthusiasm.  

On to victory, for Atlasia, and for Atlasians!
95  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: June 2014 Northeast Senate Poll on: May 10, 2014, 07:17:32 pm
Deus has my support for Northeast Senate.
96  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: An independent campaign for Mideast Assembly on: May 10, 2014, 09:05:09 am
Best wishes to you in the campaign. 

97  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Deus for Northeast Senator on: May 10, 2014, 09:01:00 am
As a former Northeast Governor and as a former Northeast Representative, I am most pleased  to heartily endorse Deus for Northeast Senator.

I have worked with Deus in the Northeast Assembly when both of us were Representatives, and have witnessed firsthand his ability and his commitment to public service.

The Northeast, and indeed all of Atlasia would benefit greatly from having Deus serve in the Senate.

I am endorsing Deus for Northeast Senator even in spite of his insane group marriage bill.
98  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Voting Booth: Proportional Representation Act Fix of 2014 on: May 08, 2014, 10:07:16 pm
Aye
99  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The People's White House: Duke Administration (Updates on healthcare/intro) on: May 04, 2014, 08:30:52 pm
Mr. President, The People applaud your actions!

100  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The People's White House: Duke Administration (Updates on healthcare/intro) on: May 03, 2014, 01:54:45 pm
Mr. President, before leaving office, will you be signing an executive order declaring your glorious administration to be officially recognized as The Golden Age Of Atlasia? 

And will you be exiling to the outer reaches of Atlasia all those who dare speak out against such a well deserved recognition, and if not, what punishment will you be imposing upon such? 
Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7 8 9 ... 413


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines