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26  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you think I'm the "Forum's creep" ? on: April 19, 2014, 03:34:25 pm
Well, you're an attention-seeker too Tongue
27  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Balance of Power (Gameplay Thread) - Late 1902 on: April 19, 2014, 03:33:04 pm
Indeed, I'll end the turn with the results of the Reichstag and the US midterms in a few hours, and next turn should begin today or tomorrow.

Mighty nice Easter gift from you! Smiley
28  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What should I do on my birthday today? on: April 19, 2014, 01:21:08 pm
Round 2 in the dump sounds like something you'd do with a girl, so that one.

Right, it's either butt sex or literally exploring a garbage dump, either of which sound terrific!

He claims to have lost his virginity in the dump FYI.

Was tat during a vacation in West Virginia or what?
29  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: AggregateDemand on: April 19, 2014, 01:17:41 pm
OK, seriously now.

I understand certain subjects must be very sensitive to you and, believe me, I sympathize. But, provoked or not, you did flatly insulted him and he snapped back. Most of us would snap back one way or the other. Maybe even there was no malice in this.

I don't think discussing such problems on the internet forum is a very good idea. In fact, Atlas is one of the worst places to do so (I've been here for almost 5 years now and that is an observation, not a criticism nor a charge). 

Look, and I mean it sincerely, the best thing to do is to try to ignore such things. There are healthy, RL ways to deal with your problems (therapy for example). Extending them here won't help.

Please don't take it the wrong way, but if you can't handle this, maybe better take a break and return when you're ready. Escalation just won't do you any good.
30  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Balance of Power (Gameplay Thread) - Late 1902 on: April 19, 2014, 01:00:41 pm
Guys, are you dead? I'm not receiving PMs anymore.

Huh? I thought we're suppoused to slow down a bit so Lumine can get everything covered.
31  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What should I do on my birthday today? on: April 19, 2014, 12:34:58 pm
1. Get drunk
2. Get high
3. Get laid
4. Other worthy activities, as opposed to crappy options you've posted
32  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Incredible Unity Tickets on: April 19, 2014, 12:33:00 pm
2 days.
33  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: AggregateDemand on: April 19, 2014, 01:20:58 am

That's exactly what Teddy would say!
34  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: States that did not produce major party presidential nominees on: April 19, 2014, 01:05:32 am
William Graham, the Whig VP nominee in 1852, had been Senator and Governor of North Carolina, as well as Secretary of the Navy.

Don't forget John Edwards.  Smiley

Sometimes I feel the man ought to be forgotten, but that's not easy Wink
35  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: States that did not produce major party presidential nominees on: April 19, 2014, 01:01:20 am
In contrast, major party presidential nominees by states (1800 and on):

Arizona: Barry Goldwater, John McCain

Arkansas: Bill Clinton

California: John Fremont, Herbert Hoover, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan

Georgia: William Crawford, Jimmy Carter

Illinois: Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Ulysses S. Grant, Adlai E. Stevenson, Barack Obama

Indiana: Benjamin Harrison

Kansas: Alf Landon, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bob Dole

Kentucky: Henry Clay, John C. Breckinridge

Louisiana: Zachary Taylor

Maine: James G. Blaine

Massachusetts: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Calvin Coolidge, John F. Kennedy, Michael Dukakis, John Kerry, Mitt Romney

Michigan: Lewis Cass, Gerald Ford

Minnesota: Hubert Humphrey, Walter Mondale

Missouri: Harry S. Truman

Nebraska: William Jennings Bryan

New Hampshire: Franklin Pierce

New Jersey: Winfield Scott, John B. McClellan, Woodrow Wilson

New York: Aaron Burr, DeWitt Clinton, Rufus King, Martin Van Buren, Horatio Seymour, Horace Greeley, Samuel Tilden, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, Alton B. Parker, Charles E. Hughes, Al Smith, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Wendell Willkie, Thomas E. Dewey

North Carolina: Willie Person Mangum

Ohio: William Henry Harrison, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, William H. Taft, James M. Cox, Warren G. Harding

Pennsylvania: James Buchanan, Winfield S. Hancock

South Carolina: C. C. Pinckney  

South Dakota: George McGovern

Tennessee: Andrew Jackson, Hugh L. White, James Knox Polk, John C. Bell, Al Gore

Texas: Lyndon B. Johnson, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush

Virginia: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe

West Virginia: John W. Davis  


I included candidates from 1824 (four Democratic Republicans competing against each other), 1836 (four Whig candidates vs. Van Buren) and 1860 (a schism within the Democratic Party with Bell sometimes called "the last Whig nominee").

There's one from NC after all (Mangum, one of 4 Whig candidaes in 1836).

Kansas is frequently credited as Ike's "home state", even though he wasn't a residen when elected (NY) and reelected (PA). We can say Ike didn't have a "home state" is political sense.

Sorry if I missed any nominee.
36  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: States that did not produce major party presidential nominees on: April 19, 2014, 12:25:45 am
Fixed Iowa and Nebraska (I remembered Charles W. Bryan but somehow forgot William, shame)

William R King, Vice President to Franklin Pierce, had a lengthy career as Alabama's Senator. He died shortly after the election. He may be best known for his close relationship with James Buchanan, and for his Inauguration occurring on foreign soil (He was in Cuba for his health.)

Also John Sparkman, Dem VP nominee in '52.
37  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How do you mow your lawn ? on: April 18, 2014, 09:08:05 pm
Thank God it's not about mowing something else.
38  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: April 2014 At-Large Senate Election on: April 18, 2014, 02:22:38 pm
1. Alfred F. Jones
2. Lumine
3. a Person
4. shua
5. Goldwater
39  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Hide behind the poll: have you ever taken a picture of your genitals? on: April 18, 2014, 08:57:29 am
Yes, and I have also filmed them.

Still surprised you're considered the forum's creep?
40  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Balance of Power (Gameplay Thread) - Late 1902 on: April 18, 2014, 08:44:37 am
Memo regarding rebuilding and long-term reform of the Navy:


There was a time the Ottoman Navy was the third largest sea power in the world. Now, especially with the heavy losses suffered, we cannot even dream or ruling the seas.

Our reborn Navy must have two basis tasks. First, defending our shores and be a formidable force to represent our interest in the Mediterranean region. Second, we need a Blue Water Task Force to participate in global affairs. It doesn't have to be large, but must be effective and always ready to be dispatched.

With the U.S. Navy now responsible for our defense at home, those ships participating in the Venezuelan War will become a core for the Blue Water Task Force.


Creating a small, but elite force to participate in operations overseas is another priority. This shall be the Naval Infantry, a special branch within the Navy.

A regiment that was dispatched to be shipped off to Venezuela if requested, shall become a basis for the Naval Infantry. Direct junior officers that has distinguished themselves during the war there.


Last but not least, there's a need to watch our shoreline. Why not to utilize an old-fashioned balloons and some airships, if we have any, to form an unit (Air Patrol) to watch the sea borders?


 

(ooc: Won't post anything more for a while unless stuff comes up that and I have to react to)


EDIT: One small issue I forgot to adreess. We still have a small window on the Persian Gulf via Iraq. Obviously, there's neither need nor possibility to maintain any bigger naval force there. A small flotilla entrusted with guarding the border and basic defense is all we need.
41  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / States that did not produce major party presidential nominees on: April 18, 2014, 07:42:54 am
I'm, of course, referring to "home states", not "birth states". Here are states that did not produce major party presidential nominees (those with asterisk did, however, produce VP nominees):

Alabama*
Alaska*
Colorado
Connecticut*
Delaware*
Florida
Hawaii
Idaho
Iowa*
Maryland*
Mississippi
Montana
Nevada
New Mexico
North Carolina*
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Oregon*
Rhode Island
Utah
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin*
Wyoming*

Florida is perhaps the most intriguing case, being now (or about to become) the third most populous state in the Union, and having very quickly transformed from a backwater into a large one. Probably the notorious "resign to run" law (not repealed till 2008) was a significant restraining factor.
42  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: quiz-palooza: How many South African leaders can you name? on: April 18, 2014, 05:42:37 am
Almost all, amazingly. I missed two Acting State Presidents when the office was ceremonial.
43  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Hide behind the poll: have you ever taken a picture of your genitals? on: April 18, 2014, 05:35:34 am
What, it is not Tender Branson's poll?

No. Why would I want to photograph my dick?
44  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Balance of Power (Gameplay Thread) - Late 1902 on: April 18, 2014, 04:30:09 am
Playing nice Tongue

Decree on Capital Cases

1. Number of crimes punishable by death shall be reduced to the following:

-- Murder with malice
-- Rape
-- High treason
-- Espionage
-- Instigating political violence
-- Conspiring to overthrow the government
-- Assault on the Sultan
-- Assault on the member of the House of Osman

2. Hanging shall be the sole method of civilian executions, with firing squad reserved for the military personnel.
3. All executions shall be held in private.
4. Males under 18, females under 21 and criminally insane shall not be eligible to receive the sentence of death

 
Sultan to the Ministry of Justice: I wish to see a number of death sentenced handed by our court reduced. I want to commute a number of death sentences as a public gesture. Send me a list.
45  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Balance of Power (Gameplay Thread) - Late 1902 on: April 17, 2014, 05:06:23 pm
The Ottoman Empire doesn't wish to see Venezuela losing an acre of its sovereign territory. We can confirm the United States and the Ottoman Empire did discuss establishing a peacekeeping mission at Puerto Cabello. There's nothing sinister about this. To the contrary, we want to ensure the people of Venezuela to profit from their largest port once Mr. Castro's wrongdoings are stopped. And we are determine to see the this happen.  



Sultan to the Intelligence: Make sure our cables are not compromised!

Sultan's Message to the Army and the Navy: Despite all recent calamities, the Ottoman Navy is back at the high seas, ensuring peace in Venezuela alongside our allies.

This is a proof that, despite wishes of some treasonous elements, our troops are doing their job.

To: The German Empire

I would like to wish Your Majesty all the best in dealing with the political troubles. Your Majesty has already proved to be courageous leader, not afraid to make an unpopular, but wise decisions.
46  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary's cabinet on: April 17, 2014, 02:55:15 pm
Vice President: Mrs. Bill Clinton

State: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Treasury: Hillary R. Clinton
Defense: Hillary Clinton
Justice: Hilldog
Interior: Hilldawg
Agriculture: HRC
Commerce: H. R. Clinton
Labor: H. Rodham Clinton
HHS: Hillary Rodham
HUD: Hillary Diane Rodham
Transportation: Hillary D. Rodham
Energy: H. D. Rodham
Education: H. Diane Rodham
Veterans: HR
Homeland HDR

This way if she dies in office, she gets to keep serving.
47  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Balance of Power (Gameplay Thread) - Late 1902 on: April 17, 2014, 02:26:40 pm
OOC- when does this turn end?

It's going to take time. I have to update Venezuela and the Reichstag election, and I have like 40 to 50 PM's of this turn alone, so trust me, it's going to take time, xD

I guess I contributed a lot to this number...

Maybe we can agree not to post anything new in this turn, maybe sans for stuff that was delayed?

I don't want to temper anyone's creativity, so whatever Lumine thinks is best Wink
48  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Let's talk (really) about RosettaStoned on: April 17, 2014, 01:20:46 pm
Discussing such a nobody is not worth of anybody's time.
49  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Balance of Power - Second Great-Turkish War (1902) on: April 17, 2014, 01:14:13 pm
To: The Russian Empire
From: The Ottoman Empire

We would like to respectfully remind that your free passage privileges, established by the Treaty of Jerusalem, are of no practical use as long as the straits are more or less blocked by wracks. We believe it is in everybody's best interest, Russia including, to begin a join efforts to make Bosporus fully navigable.

x Abdul Hamid II
50  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Will Barack Obama be remembered as the Democrats' Nixon? on: April 17, 2014, 01:10:32 pm
Is Obama about to get thrown out of office or something?

Stupid thread.
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