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26  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Petition to petition petitions use of petitioning petitions on: September 24, 2017, 01:19:20 pm
He who petitions you controls you - Thomas Sankara.
27  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Concert of Europe: Gameplay Thread on: September 24, 2017, 01:06:35 pm
Yet Another Decree

1. With the war efforts ending, His Sacred and Imperial Majesty orders that an appropriate amount of spare resources shall be used as a relief for his subject in Egypt, suffering after bad harvest.

2. In order to avoid such developments in the future, His Sacred and Imperial Majesty orders, that a new governmental body shall be created and tasked with a) Gathering and maintaining strategic reserve of grain and other long-preserved food items. b) Preparing contingency plans to deal with the consequences of bad harvest, as well as account for other disasters. c) Organize and maintain an infrastructure to carry out its tasks.
28  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Lumine for President: A New Dawn for Atlasia on: September 24, 2017, 12:07:44 pm
Why four people I really like must be competing for one office? Sad
29  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / If the 2020 Democratic contest were contained to Kamala Harris and Cory Booker? on: September 24, 2017, 08:13:22 am
Harris for me, easily.
30  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Delaware was closer to the PV than Ohio and Iowa?! on: September 24, 2017, 05:28:46 am
Iowa is still probably lean Democrat, and it was a fluke in 2016.

I'm old enough remember people saying the same thing about West Virginia in 2000/2004
31  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Concert of Europe: Rules and General Discussion Thread on: September 24, 2017, 04:18:28 am
I remember when I told NeverAgain over PM: "dude, seriously, the opium thing is like the worst idea ever." And he was like "that's OK, I have it under control."
32  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Kalwejt Foundation for the Promotion of Atlas Hilarity on: September 23, 2017, 06:01:22 pm
There's a legend that naughty newbies who don't respect customs set by the elders are being visited at night by Tenderus, a frightening demon with horns who nails them very good, very good indeed.

Crazy Pole Kalwejtís come to our house to stay,
Aní clean the boards aní posters up, aní brush the trolls away,
Aní shoo the spammers off the porch, aní dust the hearth, aní sweep,
Aní hear reports, aní read the threads, aní earn his board-aní-keep;
Aní all us other posters, when the Ďlection things is done,
We set around the kitchen fire aní has the mostest fun
A-listíniní to the witch-tales Ďat Kalwejt tells about,
Aní the Gobble-uns Ďat gits you
             Ef you
Oncít they was an Austrian had a basement lair,--
So when he went to bed at night, away up stairs,
His Mammy heerd him holler, aní his Daddy heerd him bawl,
Aní when they turnít the kivvers down, he wasnít there at all!
Aní they seeked him in the rafter-room, aní cubby-hole, aní press,
Aní seeked him up the chimbly-flue, aní everíwheres, I guess;
But all they ever found was thist his pants aní roundabout--
Aní the Gobble-unsíll git you
             Ef you
Aní one time a little girl Ďud allus laugh aní grin,
Aní say she'd take "FF, HP" aní throw Ďem in the bin;
Aní make fun of everíone, aní all her blood aní kin;
Aní oncít, when ask'd ďOpinion of," aní ole folks was there,
She mocked Ďem aní shocked Ďem, aní said she didnít care!
Aní thist as she kicked her heels, aní turnít to run aní hide,
They was two great big Black Things a-standiní by her side,
Aní they snatched her through the ceiliní Ďfore she knowed what sheís about!
Aní the Gobble-unsíll git you
             Ef you
Aní crazy Pole Kalwejt says when the blaze is blue,
Aní the server sputters, aní the wind goes woo-oo!
You better mind yer elders, aní yer moderators dear,
Aní churish them Ďat loves you, aní dry the newbieís tear,
Aní heíp the pore aní needy ones Ďat clusters all about,
Er the Gobble-unsíll git you
             Ef you
33  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Endorsement on: September 23, 2017, 05:10:26 pm
What is R.O.N. stance on the Christian State of Jerusalem and Cana?
34  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: I have no idea what is going on. on: September 23, 2017, 05:07:15 pm

That one I'm pretty sure of.
35  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Past Election What-ifs (US) / Re: 2016: Kasich (R) vs. Sanders (D) on: September 23, 2017, 05:00:32 pm
"Kasich would've easily won against everybody" meme is getting old.
36  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / I have no idea what is going on. on: September 23, 2017, 04:58:21 pm
37  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Concert of Europe: Rules and General Discussion Thread on: September 23, 2017, 01:52:39 pm
Hey, I told them not to proceed with the opium thing...
38  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Past Election What-ifs (US) / Re: 1968: Nelson Rockefeller as Democrat on: September 23, 2017, 12:57:29 pm
Your Rockefeller crush is increasingly unhinged.
39  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Past Election What-ifs (US) / Re: 2004: Daschle vs Bush on: September 23, 2017, 12:56:19 pm
I doubt he'd have won SD in a presidential election.
40  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Politico: Biden's "anti-populist" triangulation on: September 23, 2017, 12:41:48 pm
Joe, you've missed your chance. Go home.
41  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is it okay to lie to your child about who's President? on: September 23, 2017, 12:40:00 pm
After reading this thread, I've decided to check the wiki and I've learned General Jaruzelski is not only dead, but he also left the office in 1990...

My entire life has been a lie.
42  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Is the previous poster more or less hawkish than you? on: September 23, 2017, 12:34:46 pm
More, and he probably wouldn't mind hearing this.
43  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone V: Born Under A Bad Sign on: September 23, 2017, 10:17:13 am
Time difference issues becomes doubly annoying when your publisher is based in Hawaii.
44  General Discussion / History / If you were a judge at the Nuremberg Trial on: September 23, 2017, 10:12:13 am
Would you change/modify certain sentences?

Generally I consider most of the sentenced passed to be fully justified, including death penalty (you know my stance on capital punishment, but I very much doubt I'd oppose it back then in case of major Nazi leaders). However those are examples where I feel judgement was either too harsh, or too lenient:

Albert Speer: There's no doubt the Court was pleased with him making things easier by "admitting common responsibility", and that he benefited from certain facts not being yet known. Still, in terms of guilt, he very well qualified for the gallows or, at the very least (if the Court wanted to show leniency due to his conduct at the trail) life in prison.

Hjalmar Schacht: I see Schacht as guilty on count one (conspiracy to wage aggressive war), because of his role in willingly helping to make rearming possible (as he himself hinted he participated in violating the Treaty of Versailles). I'd give him a small prison term.

Fritz Sauckel: If Speer were to escape with his neck intact, then in the name of consistency Sauckel, his subordinate, should've been spared as well. The only reason he hung while Speer just sent to jail was that Speer was clever and he was not. It doesn't of course dimihisn the weight of Sauckel's guilt.

Karl DŲnitz: I'm split on this one, given his conduct was submarine/fleet chief was largely within the boundaries. I'd still give him some prison term for accepting the Commando Order when he succeeded Raeder.

Alfred Jodl: I'm split on this one too. Jold probably deserved prison term for passing on  Commando Order (among others), but I feel his guilt wasn't greater than fellow generals tried in subsequent trials, and neither of whom was sentenced to death. Some charges against Jodl were untrue, like the "conspiracy to wage aggressive war", since he didn't even came into Hitler's staff till after the war already started.

Walther Funk: The complicity of institutions ran by Funk in the Holocaust and other war crimes were clear, meriting death penalty.
45  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you prefer Vox or Family Guy? on: September 23, 2017, 08:36:59 am
I'd rather choke on my own blood than watch new episodes of Family Guy.

By Allah, you are so right I'd rather eat my shoe than disagree with you.
46  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban Santander on: September 23, 2017, 05:49:33 am
I oppose banning Santander. 


I see no reason for a ban.
47  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Duterte Harry: The Philippines General Discussion (read the last post) on: September 22, 2017, 05:04:59 pm
Statesmanlike consistency.
48  Forum Community / Forum Community / Which Was Worse? on: September 22, 2017, 03:36:38 pm
49  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Concert of Europe: Gameplay Thread on: September 22, 2017, 02:44:23 pm
On The Subject Of Military Reform

It it his Sacred and Imperial Majesty the Sultanís will that:

1. Recognizing the great experience possessed by them, as well as historical role they played in establishment and defense of the Ottoman State, the Corps of Janissaries shall not be disbanded/absorbed, but transformed into Guard Regiments, similar in line of guard regiments established by Peter the Great in Russia.

2. Recognizing training and mobilisation capabilities are crucial in the modern warfare, the Ottoman Militia shall be established, as a framework for wider, periodical training of manpower, and run by experienced and accomplished officers. The Militia, if mobilized, shall also be available to act in ensuring domestic security.

3. The Ottoman artillery must be modernized and expanded, in the line and with cooperation of our Prussian ally.
50  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Concert of Europe: Gameplay Thread on: September 22, 2017, 02:26:37 pm
In recognition of His Sacred and Imperial Majesty the Sultan's Christian and Jewish subjects' loyalty and contrubutions to the successfull war efforts, as well as in recognition of a need for deeper reforms across the Empire, it is decided the Jizya shall be abolished and unified tax code instituted within the period of five years. Because of the scale of this change, it cannot be done overnight.

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