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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: I am entitled to the Presidency of Atlasia. on: Today at 07:21:27 pm
^ Yes. The Senate should at least pass a symbolic resolution to that effect.
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: I am entitled to the Presidency of Atlasia. on: Today at 06:38:15 pm
I agree, we should all refer to Snowstalker as the legitimate President of Atlasia for that term and re-number the list of presidents accordingly.
3  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: A spooky coincidence on: Today at 04:50:09 pm
lmao
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Matt for Northeast Senate: A time for gathering on: Today at 04:26:13 pm
I'm still sad Winfield was crucified.

Who else is running for this sacred office, Matty my boy? Either way, this is a good opportunity for The People to color another seat green, and we must seize the day, I say, and ensure that happens!

To be fair, I understand the reaction of Sawx, Matt, Adam et al because Winfield wasn't just standing up for his beliefs or whatever, he was spamming the queue and making it so that the poor NE Assembly spent all its time debating doomed repeal efforts. A bit of legislative trolling from those opposed is reasonable.
5  General Politics / Economics / Re: Collectivization or Nationalization or both? on: January 25, 2015, 01:16:39 pm
Not a good thread. Anyway,

6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Senator TNF, why? :( on: January 25, 2015, 01:15:20 pm
Anyway, the problem with the premise of this thread is that it's inherently nonsensical. TNF is one of the most talented politicians in Atlasia and was the natural successor to Griffin as Labor leader. The fact that he's on his party's left doesn't really have all that much to do with it.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: has tinder ruined our society once and for all? on: January 25, 2015, 01:11:52 pm


I know that this is completely unrelated, but you just spoiled the ending of Planet of The Apes. Tongue Then again, it is from 1968, people should've seen it by now. But still....

...
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Candidate Declaration Thread on: January 25, 2015, 01:10:38 pm
I read it. So I announce that I am going to run for Boxer's Senate seat.

OOC : I'll prefer if there is someone explaining the stuff to me.

RIP BOXER
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Senator TNF, why? :( on: January 25, 2015, 12:52:41 pm
With all due respect, building a party around the principle of "consideration and consensus" appears terribly shallow. See the example of the Senate - "consideration and consensus" are very widespread among nearly all Senators, regardless of their partisan affiliation. Most bills are extremely left-wing, yes, but there are usually lengthy debates full of consideration and consensus-building.

If the coherent message of the People's Party is supposed to be something that 90% of Atlasia's citizens can subscribe to, fair enough.

Perhaps you should go and read our comprehensive platform, which was authored by yours truly, amended by the party membership, and adopted near-unanimously at our last convention despite protests from both left and right on some elements.
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Register Thread on: January 25, 2015, 12:30:35 pm
Subtle as ever, WJ.
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Senator TNF, why? :( on: January 25, 2015, 12:29:39 pm
The People's Party is so extremely broad that it's surprising the party hasn't been ripped apart yet. Apparently no one considers it questionable to have a conservative regional executive in the Pacific and to run a candidate for Northeast Senate whose proposals even make socialists blush. Since most of its members are highly popular individuals the party doesn't suffer from its complete lack of a coherent ideology, though.

This is an easy political attack from the right-wing fringes, but it's not actually true. People like Matt and Sawx (is there something in the water in the NE?) are certainly on the left wing of the party, but in general most of our elected officials fall into the centre to centre-left category. It's easy to attack a party built around the principle of consideration and consensus, but I think I can live with that. Wink

Because the Fedoralists are a doomed joke and the DRs are the punchline to that joke (sorry guys), Labor and TPP are the only parties in the game that are even semi-legitimate political forces. As such, left-wingers who for whatever reason don't feel at home in Labor tend to gravitate to us. Similarly, Simfan's disdain for the increasingly Cro-Magnon conservatism of the Fedoralists (vice chair JCL!) meant that TPP was the natural choice, even though he is obviously very much to the right of much of the party.
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Senator TNF, why? :( on: January 24, 2015, 11:34:20 pm
lmao what
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Which candidate do you think is completely overrated? on: January 24, 2015, 05:17:23 pm
Why would someone who has a 99% chance of winning the nomination and a 50% chance (at worst) of winning the general not run? Unless they really don't want to be president, which we already know isn't a problem for Hillary.

Because she's been in the extremely high stress position of the national political spotlight for over 20 years consecutively and is too tired for another grueling 10 years of campaigns and governing, by the end of which she'll be nearly 80.

Because she doesn't want her grandchild to grow up with scurrilous accusations on her character like people saying she's a witch and she killed Vince Foster, etc. Because she's sick of such things herself.

Because no matter what she does the press will always treat her every move as a political calculation and will never admit that she has genuine opinions and hopes for this country, like a normal human being.

Because she's actually an incredibly smart woman who understands that just because she seems inevitable today, that doesn't mean anything come a year and a half from now.

Because she's been demonized, vilified, slandered, misunderstood, humiliated, cheated on, condescended to, and erased, and she just doesn't give that much of a crap anymore.

Because she doesn't owe anybody anything, including her "supporters" and hacks and other people in the Democratic party who want her to run for their own selfish interests.

Because she too shares the desire for a new generation to step up.

Any of those reasons might be a reason.

rofl, post of the year.

Hillary Clinton: Too pure, too beautiful, too fragile for this world.
14  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Let's talk about Polls_PuffPass on: January 24, 2015, 12:25:35 pm
Who is this?

Why should he be banned?

Who the hell are you?
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Americans Only: Who Would You Vote For (2015, Northern Ireland edition) on: January 24, 2015, 12:04:22 pm
Huh
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Matt for Northeast Senate: A time for gathering on: January 23, 2015, 02:24:21 pm
Oh, endorsed, of course.
17  General Politics / Individual Politics / Which economic system? on: January 23, 2015, 01:16:07 pm
Moderate economy (moderate).
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Americans Only: Who sould you vote for 2015 on: January 23, 2015, 01:14:41 pm
Not American, but I'd probably, horrifyingly, vote Lib Dem. I could never vote Tory since I'm Irish, I'm not going to vote for some crusty nonsense like the Greens, Labour are a joke, etc. Perhaps my status as an Irish Labour voter also gives me some inherent sympathy for unfairly maligned junior coalition partners, who get all the flack for not implementing their entire manifesto and little of the  credit for the government's achievements.

Or I'll just pretend I'd live in Scotland and thus vote SNP (normal). Smiley
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you still a virgin? on: January 23, 2015, 01:11:47 pm
No, but I'm a Prude (?) so I'm apparently effectively so.

I'm also a Catholic and am thus deeply disturbed by smilo and Simfan's posts.
20  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: UK General Discussion II on: January 22, 2015, 06:08:58 pm
21  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Ukraine Crisis on: January 22, 2015, 02:18:18 pm
It's a little unnerving how effective the Kremlin's propaganda has been in swaying the opinions of impressionable young Americans.
22  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which Economic Sytem ? on: January 22, 2015, 12:43:08 pm
Why? Basically everyone is going to vote for "mixed" except for the libertarian wingnuts and their Marxist comrades.

Also seconding shua's question - perhaps a traditional economic system is where we trade cows instead of using money?

(I voted for 'market system' because this poll is lol).
23  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Ukraine Crisis on: January 22, 2015, 12:15:36 pm
Above Trot confirmed for being to Snowstalker what Snowstalker is to TNF.
I'm a bloody Anarcho-Syndicalist!

"Comrade! I am not a Communist! I am a Marxist-Leninist!"

Far more importantly, why are you saying "bloody", you are an American.
24  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Ukraine Crisis on: January 22, 2015, 12:12:31 pm
Above Trot confirmed for being to Snowstalker what Snowstalker is to TNF.
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Magnolia Tree Polls - Pacific Governor Primary (TPP) on: January 22, 2015, 08:45:06 am
Simfan has my full support for re-endorsement and re-election.
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