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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / October 2014 General Election - President and Regional Senators on: October 23, 2014, 10:23:21 pm
DO NOT VOTE UNTIL 0:00 EST/1:00 EDT. YOUR VOTE WILL NOT BE COUNTED IF YOU VOTE BEFORE 0:00 EST/1:00 EDT.

REPUBLIC OF ATLASIA - In Dave We Trust
Official Ballot

This special election is held in accordance with Article V of the Constitution and with the Consolidated Electoral System Reform Act. The regular election begins at 0:00 EST, Friday, October 24, and ends at 0:00 EST, Monday, October 27.

DO NOT EDIT OR DELETE THE POST CONTAINING YOUR BALLOT IN ANY WAY AFTER 20 MINUTES OF ITS BEING POSTED OR YOUR VOTE WILL BE INVALIDATED

The act of campaigning within the election booth is strictly forbidden and will render void any votes made by those who campaign. The act of campaigning is considered to include, but is not limited to, strong attempts to compel others either to vote or not to vote for one or multiple candidates, or other related activities that could reasonably be construed as a direct attempt to influence how future voters cast their ballots.

Place the numbers 1, 2, etc. in the space provided beside the candidates who you wish to vote for to designate your order of preference for these candidates.  If any other mark or attempt to order the candidates is made, the Department of Forum Affairs will make every effort to deduce voter intent from the content of the ballot, but the warning must be issued that failure to follow the above instructions may result in the invalidation of your ballot in the event of an inability to discern voter intent.  You are an eligible voter in general if you were registered to vote on or before the proper date, and if you made 10 posts in any location within the Atlas Forum in the 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the regular election. In other words, if your name appears on the Census list, you can presume you are eligible.  

In the event that you do not support any listed candidate or that you support one or many candidates that are not listed in addition to those that are, you may write in other candidates and include them in your list of preferences.  Space is provided for one such write-in, but as many can be listed as you wish.  In the event that you do not support any listed candidate, and do not wish to write in any candidate, you may place an X or a 1 beside "None of the above", and only beside "None of the above".  In the event that an X or a 1 appears beside "None of the above" on a ballot, all other marks or numbers will be ignored.  It is not permissible under current election law to vote for both "None of the above" and other candidates.

Note that voting begins at midnight EST and ends in exactly 72 hours.

Names of candidates follow in alphabetical order.



PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT


[  ] Al Sibboleth of West Virginia and Hashemite of Oklahoma
All Atlasia Progressive Rashtriya Janata Dal - Verenigde Gesuiwerde Atlasianer Volksfront



[  ] Lumine von Reuental of Utah and SJoyceFla of North Carolina
Federalist Party - The People's Party



[  ] Marokai Blue of Iowa and Antonio V of Hawaii
Labor Party



[  ] Poirot of New York and Shua of Nunavut
Independent - Democratic-Republican Party



[  ] Write-in:______________________________
-__________________



[  ] None of the above



NORTHEAST SENATE


[  ] Bore of Rhode Island
Labor Party



[  ] Lief of Vermont
Vermont National Party



[  ] Matt from VT of Vermont
The People's Party



[  ] Write-in:______________________________
-__________________



[  ] None of the above



IDS SENATE


[  ] North Carolina Yankee of North Carolina
Federalist Party



[  ] Write-in:______________________________
-__________________



[  ] None of the above



MIDEAST SENATE


[  ] Bmotley of Indiana
Democratic-Republican Party



[  ] Cassius of Virginia
Federalist Party



[  ] Windjammer of Michigan
Labor Party



[  ] Write-in:______________________________
-__________________



[  ] None of the above



MIDWEST SENATE


[  ] Cris of Colorado
Federalist Party



[  ] TNF of Montana
Labor Party



[  ] Write-in:______________________________
-__________________



[  ] None of the above



PACIFIC SENATE


[  ] The Cranberry of Oregon
The People's Party



[  ] Write-in:______________________________
-__________________



[  ] None of the above



DO NOT VOTE UNTIL 0:00 EST/1:00 EDT. YOUR VOTE WILL NOT BE COUNTED IF YOU VOTE BEFORE 0:00 EST/1:00 EDT.
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Federal Elections: Homelycooking, SoFE on: October 23, 2014, 10:02:30 pm
As before, I'll be posting the official ballot early (within another 15 minutes or so). The election doesn't start until 00:00 EST (01:00 EDT), so please don't vote until then. Follow the Atlas clock below the link to your private messages for reference.
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Federal Elections: Homelycooking, SoFE on: October 23, 2014, 09:57:49 pm
REPUBLIC OF ATLASIA - In Dave We Trust
Sample Ballot

This special election is held in accordance with Article V of the Constitution and with the Consolidated Electoral System Reform Act. The regular election begins at 0:00 EST, Friday, October 24, and ends at 0:00 EST, Monday, October 27.

DO NOT EDIT OR DELETE THE POST CONTAINING YOUR BALLOT IN ANY WAY AFTER 20 MINUTES OF ITS BEING POSTED OR YOUR VOTE WILL BE INVALIDATED

The act of campaigning within the election booth is strictly forbidden and will render void any votes made by those who campaign. The act of campaigning is considered to include, but is not limited to, strong attempts to compel others either to vote or not to vote for one or multiple candidates, or other related activities that could reasonably be construed as a direct attempt to influence how future voters cast their ballots. In other words, this is not a discussion thread. In short, the department will be taking a liberal interpreation of this, so Keep posts to votes only.

Place the numbers 1, 2, etc. in the space provided beside the candidates who you wish to vote for to designate your order of preference for these candidates.  If any other mark or attempt to order the candidates is made, the Department of Forum Affairs will make every effort to deduce voter intent from the content of the ballot, but the warning must be issued that failure to follow the above instructions may result in the invalidation of your ballot in the event of an inability to discern voter intent.  You are an eligible voter in general if you were registered to vote on or before the proper date, and if you made 10 posts in any location within the Atlas Forum in the 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the regular election. In other words, if your name appears on the Census list, you can presume you are eligible.  

In the event that you do not support any listed candidate or that you support one or many candidates that are not listed in addition to those that are, you may write in other candidates and include them in your list of preferences.  Space is provided for one such write-in, but as many can be listed as you wish.  In the event that you do not support any listed candidate, and do not wish to write in any candidate, you may place an X or a 1 beside "None of the above", and only beside "None of the above".  In the event that an X or a 1 appears beside "None of the above" on a ballot, all other marks or numbers will be ignored.  It is not permissible under current election law to vote for both "None of the above" and other candidates.

Note that voting begins at midnight EST and ends in exactly 72 hours.

Names of candidates follow in alphabetical order.



PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT


[  ] Al Sibboleth of West Virginia and Hashemite of Oklahoma
All Atlasia Progressive Rashtriya Janata Dal - Verenigde Gesuiwerde Atlasianer Volksfront



[  ] Lumine von Reuental of Utah and SJoyceFla of North Carolina
Federalist Party - The People's Party



[  ] Marokai Blue of Iowa and Antonio V of Hawaii
Labor Party



[  ] Poirot of New York and Shua of Nunavut
Independent - Democratic-Republican Party



[  ] Write-in:______________________________
-__________________



[  ] None of the above



NORTHEAST SENATE


[  ] Bore of Rhode Island
Labor Party



[  ] Lief of Vermont
Vermont National Party



[  ] Matt from VT of Vermont
The People's Party



[  ] Write-in:______________________________
-__________________



[  ] None of the above



IDS SENATE


[  ] North Carolina Yankee of North Carolina
Federalist Party



[  ] Write-in:______________________________
-__________________



[  ] None of the above



MIDEAST SENATE


[  ] Bmotley of Indiana
Democratic-Republican Party



[  ] Cassius of Virginia
Federalist Party



[  ] Windjammer of Michigan
Labor Party



[  ] Write-in:______________________________
-__________________



[  ] None of the above



MIDWEST SENATE


[  ] Cris of Colorado
Federalist Party



[  ] TNF of Montana
Labor Party



[  ] Write-in:______________________________
-__________________



[  ] None of the above



PACIFIC SENATE


[  ] The Cranberry of Oregon
The People's Party



[  ] Write-in:______________________________
-__________________



[  ] None of the above
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: LUMINE EATS DEAD BABIES on: October 23, 2014, 09:34:06 pm
Clearly, Sibboleth, KC, SWE, Ectoplasm X, Griffin, Nix, Kemp, Flo are pawns of the pro incest lobby and are obviously on the take. 

So is Francisco de Goya, apparently.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: FC Chess Tournament 5 on: October 21, 2014, 07:40:41 am
homely vs Mr X
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Federal Elections: Homelycooking, SoFE on: October 20, 2014, 09:54:13 pm
Here's our current list of candidates:

President/VP

Lumine/sjoycefla (Fed./TPP)
Marokai Blue/Antonio V (Labor)
Poirot/shua (ind./DR)
Al/Hashemite (AAPRJD/VGAV)

Northeast Senate

bore (Labor)
Matt from VT (TPP)
Lief (VNP)

Mideast Senate

Cassius (Fed.)
windjammer (Labor)
bmotley (DR)

Midwest Senate

TNF (Labor)
Cris (Fed.)

IDS Senate

NCYankee (Fed.)

Pacific Senate

TheCranberry (TPP)

The deadline for declarations of candidacy for President and Vice President has passed. About 48 hours remain until the deadline for Senate candidacies is reached.

7  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / DAVE: 2000 arcanum on: October 13, 2014, 09:12:36 pm
Hi Dave,

I discovered the full name of Pat Buchanan's 2000 running mate in Massachusetts, who is listed only as "Higgins" in your results page.

He is William J. Higgins Sr., of Northborough, MA, a placeholder candidate who remained on the ballot after the Buchanan and Hagelin factions split at the acrimonious 2000 Reform Party convention. I stumbled upon that obscure fact in this 2010 article from the Worcester News-Telegram.

hc
8  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of "All About That Bass" on: October 13, 2014, 09:50:22 am


At one of his Christmas concerts she was wearing a broach with that symbol on it and I mentioned at that time that the bass clef gets no respect.  She giggled, but I was serious.  It is clearly an underrepresented register, and I think it's nice to see somebody toss a little nod in its direction from time to time. 


Well, it certainly isn't as bad as the obscurity reserved for violists and their alto clef.



I play an instrument that is typically written for in the bass clef and I don't even like it. Unless the sheet music is very clearly written or engraved, it becomes difficult to read notes that are written on four and five ledger lines above the staff. If I'm going to be playing any extended passage above C4, I'd much rather see it in tenor or treble clef.
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: CT-PPP: Good news for Gov. Malloy? on: October 06, 2014, 02:34:15 pm
I do wonder if the last name "Foley" might be partially to blame. It really is extraordinary how many times that last name has come up in stories of scandal or depravity, especially right now in Connecticut. Consider:

Tom Foley, Speaker of the House sued to overturn term limit legislation, defeated for reelection,
Mark Foley, pedophile, resigned from Congress in disgrace,
Brian and Lisa Wilson-Foley, illegally hired, and lied about hiring, John Rowland as a campaign advisor,
Mark Foley, ran a porno/exploitation/slasher film business while employed as principal of a middle school in Granby, CT. He was found out last week in a front page article in the Hartford Courant.

None of these people are related to Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley, but voters may be making subliminal associations.
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Nederlandse kaart-gasme on: October 03, 2014, 09:01:28 pm
Well, that's the best map of the Bible Belt I could put together.

11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Caption Competition thread on: October 02, 2014, 07:14:26 pm
Sotomayor to Kagan: "You slipped them benzo-what?"

12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Tip Cups on: October 02, 2014, 09:53:13 am
Nah, I don't tip. I don't believe in it.
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Nederlandse kaart-gasme on: September 30, 2014, 10:02:16 pm
How about a map of SGP performances? Smiley

Where? The fundies got, like, 0.1% in Amsterdam.
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Nederlandse kaart-gasme on: September 30, 2014, 09:42:48 pm
Strong performances by D66 and PVV are completely obscured by the PvdA's and VVD's pluralities. Separate maps for the smaller parties could be made if anyone would like to see them.



Other cities might be interesting to view at this level as well, especially Maastricht.
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Homely's new maps thread on: September 30, 2014, 01:50:24 pm
Here's another map of Connecticut. Several of the Quinebaug Valley towns in the east have a population out of which less than one quarter have a college degree.

16  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: World wildlife population halved in 40 years on: September 30, 2014, 08:11:42 am
By "domestication" I don't mean that we've taught polar bears and tigers to roll over and play fetch. I mean that they're drinking our water, breathing our air, and living on our land - and usually within increasingly close proximity to our homes and businesses. It seems to me that the solution to the problem you've described is non-interference - to leave them alone, to preserve their "wildness". We've entangled ourselves with them to such an extent that a laissez-faire approach to other living creatures is not possible. Whether we like it or not, and regardless of how capable we currently are, we are now their guardians.
17  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: World wildlife population halved in 40 years on: September 29, 2014, 08:01:23 pm
There's no longer such a thing as "wildlife". This planet has been so thoroughly domesticated at this point that the terms "nature" and "the wild" no longer refer to discrete entities but to conceits that exist only within human minds. Even if the whole of humanity were to perish at once, the planet Earth would everywhere bear the mark of our powerful, intelligent and reckless species for the endless milennia to come.

18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: hearts vs spades on: September 19, 2014, 04:58:04 pm
PLO. Hold'em is so 2004.
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Atlasia Public Officials Temperature Survey on: September 16, 2014, 08:07:49 pm
I think that people are giving me a little too much credit.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Campaign Office of TJ/Tmthforu for the Mideast on: September 11, 2014, 03:58:44 pm
Why on Earth did you use Algerian?
21  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Post your non-English music collection here, please on: September 06, 2014, 08:42:54 pm
I can't recommend Taraf de Hadouks highly enough. Their music is virtuosic, exuberant and moving.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Forum House District Map on: September 06, 2014, 06:58:25 pm
CT-01
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Forum County Map? on: September 05, 2014, 03:45:08 pm
Hartford County, CT
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How do you pronounce "Nevada"? on: September 02, 2014, 08:07:33 pm
This is precisely why people use the IPA.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How do you pronounce "Nevada"? on: September 01, 2014, 08:51:23 pm
I've heard three American English pronounciations: [nə.vɑdə] ("ne-vah-da"), [nə.vdə] ("ne-vaa-da") vs [nə.vɑɪdə] (ne-vay-da, rarely). I believe that the original Spanish language word nevada (lit. "snowy") is pronounced something like [nə.bɑ.dɑ], though I'm sure that my IPA usage there is incorrect.

Edit: OK, per Wikipedia, the correct Spanish pronunciation is [ne.βaa]. Linguistics 1001 only takes one so far.
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