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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Federal Elections: Homelycooking, SoFE on: April 11, 2015, 12:44:16 pm
I will be unavailable to open the voting booth for the April Federal Election on Friday, so DSoFE Talleyrand will do that in my place. I'll be back midway through the election and will count and certify the results as usual.

'Bye for now.
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: A Long Speach (As long as my Senate Tenure >:D) on Life, in Am er Indiana on: April 09, 2015, 06:09:13 pm
Yeah, it's just one of those little pedantic annoyances I enjoy cultivating.
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: A Long Speach (As long as my Senate Tenure >:D) on Life, in Am er Indiana on: April 09, 2015, 01:32:35 pm
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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the Republic of Atlasia.

Not saying that it has been granted you - quite the contrary - but you are using the title of "Senator" as a title of nobility.
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Electoral Reform Amendment (Debating) on: April 08, 2015, 01:55:13 pm
Yes, homely raises a good point, we will have to change that clause further to include provinces and territories.
I do also support Talleyrand's amendment, I see not really point in this. Actually, I'd be quite fun to have Puerto Rico in the same district as Alaska, for example.

Are there any Territories of the Republic of Atlasia? Puerto Rico and Oceania are both states. I'm not sure about DC's status - has it ever been recognized officially as either a state or a territory?
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Electoral Reform Amendment (Debating) on: April 07, 2015, 12:01:30 pm
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6. One state may not be in more than one district. Non-contiguous states and territories (Alaska, Hawaii, Oceania, Puerto Rico) must be in a district with territory from the same Region.

Is the intent here to allow Canadian provinces to be divided between districts? The Canadian provinces are not states. Puerto Rico and Oceania, on the other hand, are.
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: 2012 Presidential Election, Results by State Legislative/House District on: April 05, 2015, 02:06:52 pm
Thanks for noticing that, Flo. Someone looks at my maps!
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: 2012 Presidential Election, Results by State Legislative/House District on: April 05, 2015, 01:35:46 pm
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who is your favorite Atlas "personality"? on: April 05, 2015, 10:51:53 am
The patriotic tax-spay-er, using Obama artificial stimulus, speaking words of truth to decadent academia sloth.

jao
9  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Something creepy on: March 31, 2015, 06:58:57 pm
jao
10  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Long Island in recent presidential elections on: March 31, 2015, 12:29:25 pm
11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Australian electorate maps - by poll/locality/postcode on: March 27, 2015, 05:22:13 pm
I started working on this while Julia Gillard was Prime Minister. How's that for an effortpost?

12  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Australia General Discussion on: March 27, 2015, 01:57:28 pm
I thought you guys might like to see this: a map 18 months in the making.



Thanks again go to Smid for his advice and encouragement.
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Talleyrand for Dep. Secretary of Fed. Elections [debating] on: March 27, 2015, 11:50:51 am
Talleyrand has served with distinction as DSoFE in the past, and I trust that he will do so once again if confirmed.
14  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: What Happened to Phil? on: March 26, 2015, 08:54:59 pm
Who is John Galt?
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What are you listening to right now? II on: March 25, 2015, 07:47:58 pm
Taraf de Haidouks - Turceasca

These guys are the giants of Romani music and probably one of the greatest instrumental ensembles ever. (I thought you had to sell your soul to the devil to play a violin like that!)

Genesis- Duke (full album)

This is supposed to be the weird album where they had one foot in the world of prog, and the other in the world of pop.  I think it might be their best: while I do have a soft spot for prog in general, their early stuff doesn't do a whole lot for me.  And of course neither does the 80's smash hits version of Genesis.  But this strikes a pretty cool balance that's better than the sum of its styles.

It's worth listening to just for the spectacular, triumphant intro to "Behind the Lines"! Some terrific, imaginative songs here, especially "Man of Our Times". However, having worked in a supermarket that played SUPER SOUNDS OF THE EIGHTIES nonstop, I don't think I'll ever want to hear "Misunderstanding" again. And I can't forgive the use of the drum machine. What on Earth were they paying Phil for anyway? Wink

How do you like A Trick of the Tail? Not as cohesive as "Duke" as an entire album, to be sure, but I don't think Tony Banks has ever written songs as moving as "Ripples..." and "Entangled".
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Homely's new maps thread on: March 24, 2015, 07:17:38 pm
Sorry, Phil.

17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Homely's new maps thread on: March 23, 2015, 08:51:42 pm
The same-sex marriage referendum (2012)


18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Adam Griffin for Registrar General on: March 23, 2015, 11:47:43 am
Thanks for your answers, Adam. It would be a pleasure to work with you on any of those issues if you are confirmed.
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Adam Griffin for Registrar General on: March 22, 2015, 06:11:40 pm
Well, Adam, I'm primarily interested to hear how you plan on organizing and updating the census data. My suspicion is that some sort of open source spreadsheet would be a more effective way of presenting the voter list than the in-forum table, but since you have a real talent for presenting data elegantly, perhaps you could tell us what you have in mind.

Do you think that the standard of missing three consecutive regular federal elections is appropriate for deregistration of inactive voters? Should special elections count toward the three?

What do you think should be the membership threshold for a political party to be considered "major"? Should such a distinction even exist?

What's your opinion of deregistration? Do you think its most recent iteration in Atlasian politics has been a success?

Would you be interested in surveying people for more Census information - such as their county of residence within a given state or for some sort of "fantasy demographics"?
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Adam Griffin for Registrar General on: March 22, 2015, 04:42:44 pm
May I ask the nominee a few questions? It's not really my place to do so here, since I'm not a Senator, but I will be working with Adam in the future if he is confirmed and I think the Senators might like to hear the answers.
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Last time every major city went Republican on: March 22, 2015, 11:59:41 am
Hartford, CT last went Republican in 1924.
22  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: When will the "New" in New York, New Jersey, New Mexico etc be removed? on: March 21, 2015, 12:26:19 pm
If the city is called New York, then the state should be called New Yorkshire. New York (state) resembles Yorkshire much more than it does York, and it would clear up some of the confusion resulting from the city and state having the same name anyway.
23  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Five favorite albums on: March 18, 2015, 06:59:57 pm
In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson

This is probably my favorite of the so-called "prog rock" genre. I'm interested to know what you think of the track "Moonchild".

Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973)

I often wish they'd play "The Great Gig In The Sky" and "Any Colour You Like" more often on the radio in place of the big hits, since I don't think anyone is prone to tuning to their local classic rock station and thinking to themselves: "'Money'? I haven't heard that in ages!"
24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Five favorite albums on: March 18, 2015, 05:57:42 pm
^ am I the only one who sees what other people like and then checks out some tracks?

You're doing it right. Heard anything that you hadn't heard before but enjoyed in the thread so far?
25  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Five favorite albums on: March 18, 2015, 02:54:11 pm
Out to Lunch! - Eric Dolphy
Conference of the Birds - Dave Holland Quartet
The Inner Mounting Flame - Mahavishnu Orchestra
Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius
Hot Rats - Frank Zappa
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