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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Cris Survey - Papal Patch. on: Today at 02:37:13 pm
Clearly the Fantasy Elections board can be considered Atlasian territory.
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Vermont Has Bailed on Single-Payer Health Care on: Today at 02:21:34 pm
And yet Shumlin's positively champed at the bit to stick his neck out for things like public abortion funding and physician-assisted suicide. Needless to say, he's not on my list of favorite governors any more. GOOD PRIORITIES, VERMONT. REAL GOOD.

Those things are both important and achievable.
3  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Ireland General Discussion on: Today at 02:17:42 pm
Grim. At least I can enjoy the Sindo spin.

4  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Stephen Colbert on: Today at 02:15:19 pm

This is such an indictment.
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Legislation Introduction Thread on: Today at 12:53:37 pm
Hi Mr. Deputy Attorney General,

"Rulings" refer to the judgement of the Court issued in a ruling on a lawsuit, rather than the sentencing in a trial, where only one judge presides. The other two judges do not - and constitutionally must not - intervene in the process, since appeals are referred to the entire Court. As such, it would actually be bizarre and improper for Justice Torie to have commented on either trial. I believe your interpretation of the law is thus invalid.
6  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Stevenson vs McGovern vs Mondale on: Today at 11:34:40 am
McGovern (sane).
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you openly and aggressively support gay marriage? on: Today at 11:21:29 am
I support it, I suppose. I would never talk about a political topic in polite company, let alone do so "aggressively".
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Cris Survey - Papal Patch. on: Today at 11:20:35 am
Ideally the President would bomb these rebels into oblivion.

Translation:





Good one!
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Roe v. Attorney General ZuWo on: Today at 10:52:59 am
What are your reasons for granting certiorari? I have reason to show beyond probable cause that certiorari should be denied and the law enforced as strictly interpreted. Roe was notified of the law yet kept granting late term abortions which are illegal under the statute. The lower courts all have convicted Roe and no procedures were violated. So please resind certiorari and honor the lower courts rulings.

We believe the issue will benefit from constitutional clarification.
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Cris Survey - Papal Patch. on: Today at 10:51:47 am
Ideally the President would bomb these rebels into oblivion.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: UPDATE-OPOLY on: Today at 09:41:44 am
Joyful news! It appears I will soon be raptured and seated at His right hand for eternity!
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: People of the Republic of Atlasia vs. Midwest Governor LeBron FitzGerald on: December 19, 2014, 07:04:06 pm
Thank you, Governor.
13  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Stephen Colbert on: December 19, 2014, 03:41:16 pm
Basically agree with Maxwell. Neither show has aged at all well and are rarely funny but Colbert was marginally more tolerable.
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Roe v. Attorney General ZuWo on: December 19, 2014, 03:32:33 pm
Note: Given the season, we are extending the usual schedule so that this timetable becomes active as of January 3rd, 2015.


Official Atlasia Supreme Court Release
Nyman, DC

Writ of Certiorari

The Supreme Court of Atlasia grants certiorari to hear the question of whether the Late-Term Abortion Restriction Act violates the Constitution of Atlasia.


Schedule

Petitioner has one week from January 3rd, 2015, to file his brief.  It is expected no later than 6:00PM EDT on Saturday, January 10, 2015.

Respondent has an additional seventy-two hours from that date to file his brief.  It is expected no later than 6:00PM EDT on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

Amicus Briefs will be accepted until 6:00PM EDT on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, unless the filing party can show sufficient need.

Additional time may be granted to either party upon a showing of sufficient need, and the right of either party to respond to the filed briefs may be granted upon request.

A period of argument (Q&A) will be scheduled after presentation of the briefs in case any member of the Court has any questions for the parties.
15  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of feminism on: December 19, 2014, 02:33:59 pm
Unlike my comrades above I'm not going to identify as a "male feminist", but "FP", naturally.

What do Marokai, Clark and Cory mean?  Re: the implication that feminism as we currently understand it has shifted away from said founding idea.
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: People of the Republic of Atlasia vs. Alfred F. Jones on: December 19, 2014, 10:54:46 am
Supreme Court of Atlasia
Nyman, DC

People of the Republic of Atlasia v. Alfred F. Jones

Sentencing.


(The presiding judge, Justice Oakvale, sentenced the defendant after he plead guilty to the charges against him.)



The Court has heard both the defendant and the prosecution regarding sentencing in this matter, and thanks both sides for their willingness to actively participate in this case. The co-operation shown by the defendant and his counsel has been most helpful.

As I said in the sentencing of Mr. Snowstalker, treason is perhaps the most serious crime an Atlasian citizen can commit, and represents not just an attack on a government, or even a nation, but the fundamental bedrock principles of democracy. I continued to note that it is for this reason that it is the only crime against the state for which legislation allows the Court to impose severe sentences on the perpetrators.

However, there are to my view clear difference between this case and the trial of Mr. Snowstalker. While Mr. Jones similarly exploited the environment of confusion and chaos to attempt to secede from the state, and threatened violence against government forces as the leader of a rebelling army, it is also the case that since the conclusion of negotiations to restore peace to Atlasia, he has lived in relative isolation - and peacefulness - in a pseudo-nation in the Pacific ocean, and has not issued any further diatribes or threats against the state. Similarly, I look favourably upon his willingness to co-operate with this process, in contrast to Mr. Snowstalker who publicly challenged the legitimacy of the Court. It is thus my considered opinion that the sentencing should be, while strict, significantly more lenient.

Alfred F. Jones, having not contested the charges of rebellion, secession and terrorism against him, is hereby sentenced  to a ban of six months on voting in elections in Atlasia, as outlined in the plea deal accepted by the Court, and to a ban on holding office in Atlasia for two years.

*bangs gavel*
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: UPDATE-OPOLY on: December 19, 2014, 08:20:39 am
2 more credit cards on each green property please Joe.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: UPDATE-OPOLY on: December 18, 2014, 11:19:17 pm
Joe, me and my dear friends Dallasfan/MattVT have also finalised an exciting business venture where I will receive $700 of his parents' money in exchange for allowing them to focus on Christmas.

I will also like to un-mortgage July 4th.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: UPDATE-OPOLY on: December 18, 2014, 10:45:21 pm
Hallelujah hallelujah! Joe, I would like to un-mortgage my green properties and if possible also take out some new credit cards on each of them. I know it is a risk, but I believe He wants me to succeed on this.

Is that a metric 'some', or standard measurement?

Oh sorry, I forgot the build rule again (i.e. thought I could only buy one at a time). I'll take out two exciting new credit cards on each green property.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: UPDATE-OPOLY on: December 18, 2014, 10:33:07 pm
Hallelujah hallelujah! Joe, I would like to un-mortgage my green properties and if possible also take out some new credit cards on each of them. I know it is a risk, but I believe He wants me to succeed on this.
21  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: UK: Preferred Prime Minister on: December 18, 2014, 12:20:54 pm
Cameron.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: UPDATE-OPOLY on: December 18, 2014, 10:14:05 am
I am filled with the spirit! Loans on all my red properties, please Joe.
23  General Discussion / Alternative History / Re: Clinton 3rd term(No 22nd) on: December 18, 2014, 08:57:00 am
He wouldn't win one.
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: December 2014 At-Large Senate Election: Winner/Loser on: December 17, 2014, 04:34:38 pm
To be fair it's not like the political matrix has a lot of relevance in an Atlasian context. Our platform is fairly centrist (if liberal), which is what counts. Likewise Labor's platform is probably (or at least last I checked) farther left than the PM score would indicate. Do the Feds actually have a platform?
25  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Do you agree with Obama's decision to normalise relationships with Cuba? on: December 17, 2014, 03:18:51 pm
Yes, it was a embarrassing Cold War relic
This, although I think we need to pressure them to improve their human rights record.

Ending the embargo will do more to end the Cuban dictatorship than decades of pointless nonsense ever did.
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