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1  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Anyone remember "Election Day"? on: August 28, 2014, 04:53:24 pm
Could never get it to work and apparently never will, RIP to another autism simulator.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Does anyone of you know ... on: August 28, 2014, 02:46:52 pm
Run in, turn the tap on and leave. Eventually, the room will fill with water entirely. This kills the bat.
3  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Opinion of Irish abortion laws on: August 28, 2014, 02:32:04 pm
Strange.

4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: АverroŽs vs. PPT TNF on: August 27, 2014, 03:23:30 pm
Thank you for the amicus, Mr. President. I must confess I don't understand why my confusion surrounding the future of the controversial energy bill would impact my judgement in this case, but your concerns are noted.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Forum IRC Channel on: August 27, 2014, 03:01:35 pm
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: АverroŽs vs. PPT TNF on: August 27, 2014, 01:10:58 pm
Thank you Senator, I appreciate the kind words.

This is the last I'll say on the comments by some members of the administration - I have a case to study.  My political views, which are in many ways contrary to those expressed by the Labor Party, are well known. It's a political forum. But I challenge anyone to find a decision I have taken part in which is remotely partisan at the expense of justice. The Court of which I am a member struck down hate crimes legislation, something I strongly support on a personal level, in a ruling I authored. We dismissed out of hand a challenge to the constitutionality of Fritzcare, in another ruling I authored, despite the fact it would be a political boon for the right. I authored these rulings not because of any partisan political motive, but because of my honest interpretation of the Constitution. The same goes for both my colleagues. On a more frivolous note, I spoke out strongly in favour of the ban on Happy and then authored a ruling striking the law down as unconstitutional. There is nothing I have been more critical of than Supreme Court Justices making a political decision and bending the facts to fit their preconceived notions. The example I've often cited was Marokai Blue's defense of smoking bans on a spectacularly novel concept of what the word "demonstration" could mean.

I have served on the Court twice, appointed first by a President of the right and second by a President of the left. I hope neither President regrets their decision. As long as I am a member of this body I will serve with only one objective in mind - for a reasonable interpretation of the Constitution as written. That is all.
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: АverroŽs vs. PPT TNF on: August 27, 2014, 12:48:54 pm
The ex-President is using an obtuse reading of the Constitution to justify his intention of stalling and undermining the progress we are attempting to force. TNF, as Acting Senate President, and especially in a time of crisis such as this one, very much has implicit authority to cast a tiebreaking vote, especially in the face of cynical stalling tactics by the Senate right.

Oakvale, whose open slant (and most likely political stake) in this case is well-documented, should certainly not be involved in this frivolous case.

What is my open slant in this case? I've said both privately and publicly that I'd vote to confirm Tyrion if I were a Senator. I think I even said such in IRC with... Talleyrand (?) recently. That's not the issue under debate here, though.
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Cris Plan - 5 Regions and Bicameralism on: August 27, 2014, 11:47:22 am
Why is that these ideas never do the decent thing and die after being rejected? Sad
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: АverroŽs vs. PPT TNF on: August 27, 2014, 11:21:23 am
Thank you Averroes and Duke. The speedy submission of the brief is appreciated.

Briefs for the respondent and amicus briefs on behalf of either party are due on September 2nd.
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Which will happen next term? on: August 27, 2014, 11:19:57 am
I'm sure this will all abate when people realise it's amazing fun to have a Senate with both JCL and TNF in it.
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Keaton House Polling: October 2014 Presidential on: August 26, 2014, 10:13:13 pm
Adam, literally no one (as far as I'm aware) thinks that Atlasia polls are remotely accurate. The left always under-performs in them. The sample set is always going to be radically different to the actual electorate and there's nothing much that can be done about that without some absurdly complicated system.

e: I do appreciate the inclusion of my all-time finest post though. Smiley

Of course, but as a nerd who loves monitoring polls and loves this game, I've enough experience to know when someone is ginning them by PMing people, which is sad on both my and Riley's accounts.

Yeah, I do think there's an important distinction to be made with polls like approval ratings or whatever vs. election results. The active population is massively different to the electorate at large, mostly due to the simple mathematics of the Atlas demographics. So you'd end up with a situation where Napoleon had 10% approval or something (active population) and yet won a Senate seat at the end of his presidency (general population). It's tricky to navigate because it's probably more important on a meta-level to take into consideration the concerns of the active populace, but that can often be ignored by, uh, virtually everyone, because they're only a fraction of the voters.

I don't see a real solution to that. Anti-zombie legislation is utterly unworkable and would probably kill the game, actually. Atlasia survives as pretty much the only half-functioning political simulation I'm aware of precisely because it has a large number of people who vote who aren't officeholders.

And yes, gold next time please. It'd even be appropriate for some DRs. Tongue
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Keaton House Polling: October 2014 Presidential on: August 26, 2014, 10:05:29 pm
Adam, literally no one (as far as I'm aware) thinks that Atlasia polls are remotely accurate. The left always under-performs in them. The sample set is always going to be radically different to the actual electorate and there's nothing much that can be done about that without some absurdly complicated system.

e: I do appreciate the inclusion of my all-time finest post though. Smiley
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Teddy Kennedy, 5 years gone on: August 26, 2014, 08:07:53 pm
Not big on disrespecting the dead in death threads, but it is 10 years later so those complaining about the disrespect are really just complaining that someone dare say something bad about King Reagan the Great.

*shrug*

Yay.  10 years without that waste of oxygen. 

Burn, Ronnie, burn!

Well, let the tributes to the great Senator Kennedy pour in! Not only was a he world-class Senator, but an excellent swimmer as well Wink.

Why would I whine? Kennedy never accomplished anything. He never was elected to the Presidency. He is mostly remembered for being JFK's brother, giving a damn good speech at the DNC, and Chappaquiddick. About where he should be.

I'm not a big Ted Kennedy fan (worst of his brothers) but this post is clearly nonsense.
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of President DemPGH (Earthquakes, Announcements, GM Needed!) on: August 26, 2014, 03:29:38 pm
Has Napoleon resigned? I thought I saw a post to that effect but I can't find it.

It's a shame, I had some misgivings but he was doing quite a good job.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: August 26, 2014, 03:24:34 pm
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OTOH I'd be a Unionist in NI. If only there was a genuinely cross-confessional centre-left party in NI... Sad

SKIP

The majority of the population in Northern Ireland appears to support continued union with the UK. If one supports the idea of popular sovereignty, than unionism is the only correct option. Obviously, this does not justify the discrimination Catholics have suffered in Northern Ireland for several generations.

C/O bore

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The majority of the population in Alabama appears to support Jim Crow. If one supports the idea of popular sovereignty, than Jim Crow is the only correct option. Obviously, this does not justify the discrimination blacks have suffered in Alabama for several generations.
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Wolfentoad Memorial Liberal Courthouse, Pacific Justice Bacon King Presiding on: August 26, 2014, 03:20:25 pm
Morning, comrades. Mr. Justice, I have the posts to which you're referring. The state of emergency indeed was ended all the way back in January, after a little over two weeks, by executive order of the then-president.

Mr. President,

Since the Pacific stimulus bill has passed, as Pacific Special Project Manager I'm humbly requesting you issue an executive order declaring an end to the State of Emergency declared on January 9th, 2014.

6. The State of Emergency shall be ended only by: Senate resolution, Federal executive order, judicial order, or a unanimous act of the Pacific Council signed by the Pacific Governor.

This will continue the Pacific's (often rocky) path to recovery and a return to normality in the region, and aid my transition into the oversight and advisory role as outlined in the stimulus legislation.
Oh yes.

Executive order  #691:

I declare an end to the state of emergency in the pacific region. Please proceed as you normally would. Good luck.
17  General Politics / Individual Politics / Opinion of flegs on: August 26, 2014, 02:58:16 pm
In light of this weird post:

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OTOH I'd be a Unionist in NI. If only there was a genuinely cross-confessional centre-left party in NI... Sad

SKIP
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: August 26, 2014, 02:38:57 pm
I do not understand how anyone who's not just, you know, a Northern Irish Protestant can be a "unionist". How does that happen?
19  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Opinion of Irish abortion laws on: August 25, 2014, 05:49:12 pm
You guys realise literally no-one thinks Irish abortion laws are "generally positive"? Even the pro-life lunatics dislike them.
20  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: "Death to the Jews"... on: August 25, 2014, 05:47:28 pm
I was thinking that myself, Windjammer, but surely someone would have noticed if the meaning was "Death of the Jews/Where Jews died".

Not that I think that matters. Who cares what some medieval hamlet is called?
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Forum IRC Channel on: August 25, 2014, 03:44:52 pm
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Polnut for Senate HQ - Experience with Purpose - VICTORY PARTY!! on: August 25, 2014, 03:03:24 pm
A historic victory, not just for our Party but for you personally. Congratulations, Polnut.
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Governor Simfan - EARTHQUAKE on: August 25, 2014, 02:04:24 pm
I'm glad to see you taking charge of the situation, Governor, and furthermore to see your pledge to increase activity in our poor region.
24  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Does anyone still believe the Iraq War made the Middle East a safer place? on: August 24, 2014, 05:35:56 pm
Post hoc ergo propter hoc nonsense. I'd expect nothing less, guys.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring on: August 24, 2014, 02:43:38 pm
The whole idea of moving away to live in a dorm for college seems to be largely an American phenomenon, yes (Canada too?).
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