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76  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 31, 2014, 12:25:59 am
Indy, it's not my lack of skill, it's an old computer that I'm working with.  My laptop is almost 4 years old and needs to be replaced, but I naturally don't have the money to replace it.

Maybe you would have the money if you
  • stopped eating out everyday
  • made due with a minimum wage job for the time being while looking for one with higher pay
  • stopped paying for an apartment you don't live in
  • studied cad(d) so you could've kept your old job (which you haven't done to this day)
  • listened to our advice

Roll Eyes

****ing lol.

King and others have beaten this horse a million times over, but seriously? I recognize cooking is beyond your skill set (most things more difficult than breathing are), but you're going to roll your eyes at things like working a minimum wage job and canceling a primo apartment that you don't even live in at this point?

There are calves raised for veal that move more than you.
77  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / memphis vs NYC Cat Calling Video on: October 29, 2014, 05:43:21 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhzhhYJPFEg
78  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE2: Northeast State Representation Act (On Governor's Desk) on: October 28, 2014, 07:01:49 pm
I'm asking the Governor for a veto so we can rework this (either in this Assembly or the next.)
79  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How did you/will you actually vote this year? on: October 26, 2014, 05:47:30 pm
I voted straight Democratic, with the exception of my local U.S. representative, state senator, and state assembly member. I voted against them as revenge for their offices not hiring me when i applied/interviewed.

Democracy is a dish best served cold.





80  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Demanding an apology from Speaker Hifly! on: October 26, 2014, 12:38:12 pm
Afaik this is a crime
81  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Forum IRC Channel, Thread 2 on: October 26, 2014, 11:58:27 am
Bored on da train come chat
82  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE2: Northeast State Representation Act (At Final Vote) on: October 25, 2014, 01:55:26 am
Abstain - I'm a bit late to the party but I don't think we have the authority to restrict people's ability to vote in Federal (e.g. Government of Atlasia) Elections.
83  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE3: Because You've Earned It Act (At Final Vote) on: October 25, 2014, 01:51:47 am
Nay
84  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: October 2014 General Election - President and Regional Senators on: October 24, 2014, 11:54:55 pm
President:

[1] Poirot/Shua
[2] Al/Hashemite

Senate:

[1] Matt from VT
85  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: N1: Freedom of Thought Act (At Final Vote) on: October 24, 2014, 07:00:53 pm
Aye
86  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE3: Because You've Earned It Act (Debating) on: October 23, 2014, 07:22:12 pm
I'm not terribly interested in this.

However, if we're going to have a conversation about ballot placement I think this might be a good opportunity to do so.

Unless I'm mistaken, earlier this session the Governor tackled an initiative moving the deadline for declarations to the Wednesday before the Assembly election (a measure I supported and would still.) That being said, so far it hasn't ameliorated our problems with write-in candidacies.

In the event that there's no clear resolution on this bill, how does the Assembly feel about a proposal listing candidates in the order in which they declared? Perhaps that would spur more Assembly campaigning and earlier declarations.
87  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: N1: Freedom of Thought Act (Debating) on: October 23, 2014, 07:07:38 pm
Quote
Freedom of Thought Act

1. No judge or probation officer shall mandate attendance to Alcoholics Anonymous, although they may provide it as one of several alternate courses of action.
2. No statutory penalties on drunk driving, domestic violence, or other alcohol-related offenses shall mandate attendance to Alcoholics Anonymous, although they may provide it as one of several alternate courses of action.
3. This legislation shall go into effect upon passage. Existing sentences will still be abided by.

How about this amendment?

I figured the inclusion of "mandate" would've left the option open, but I'll accept this as friendly for the sake of clarity.

Anywho, wrt to this:

Not all AA meetings are religious.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/22/us/alcoholics-anonymous-without-the-religion.html

I fully oppose this act.

But plenty are, and some court rulings agree.

For instance:

Quote from: PracticalRecovery
If you have been convicted of a crime, the judge when sentencing you has much freedom to order you to do various things: go to prison, pick up trash on highways, attend classes, etc. If you have been convicted of an offense related to addiction, it is common to be ordered to attend support groups, treatment, or both. It has also been common that you would be ordered, not just to a support group, but to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) specifically, or to another 12-step based group.
citation

This isn't a Northeastern state, but there's evidence that this still happens regardless.

Unlike the real world, we've spent more money on rehabilitation treatment, so it's likely that Alcoholics Anonymous isn't the only option.

Also, I'm not convinced that Alcoholics Anonymous promotes a culture that's best for overcoming destructive alcohol addiction. The cult of abstinence may be creating a "forbidden fruit" effect for some addicts. And on AA's effectiveness:

Quote from: Dr. Hurd
Yet with alcoholism, we have a situation where 75 percent of people quit on their own. In other words, 75 percent of people with the “disease” of alcoholism cure themselves. You’ll never find that sort of self-cure with real diseases.
citation

I'm not opposed to AA being an option, but it shouldn't be the only option.
88  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Democratic-Republican Party Convention, October 2014 on: October 23, 2014, 06:06:15 pm
Democratic Republicanism has failed! The Mideast DR Majority is a failure! Every bill has failed! The Speaker has failed! You have failed!

sick life bro
89  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: People of the Republic of Atlasia v. Snowstalker on: October 20, 2014, 07:55:24 pm
Guilty.
90  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Based God Polling - Approval Polls (Governors) on: October 19, 2014, 10:40:09 am
Approve of Talleyrand
91  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / LeBronFitzGerald vs No Shave November on: October 17, 2014, 06:48:44 pm
http://www.no-shave.org/
92  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE2: Blam This Crap Act (At Final Vote) on: October 16, 2014, 06:55:36 pm
Aye
93  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: October 16, 2014, 06:54:04 pm
Quote
Freedom of Thought Act

1. No judge or probation officer shall mandate attendance to Alcoholics Anonymous.
2. No statutory penalties on drunk driving, domestic violence, or other alcohol-related offenses shall mandate attendance to Alcoholics Anonymous.
3. This legislation shall go into effect upon passage. Existing sentences will still be abided by.
94  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1:From Each According to His Ability,To Each According to His Need Act(Vote) on: October 16, 2014, 03:41:05 pm
Aye
95  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / BushOklahoma vs Inactive - Weird Al on: October 15, 2014, 03:55:15 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=canyUPQqxGQ
96  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Green Monster Polling - Northeast Senatorial Race on: October 15, 2014, 03:10:25 pm
MattyVRaps
97  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The White House's Public Office - President Cranberry - Ganonsyoni Solution! on: October 14, 2014, 10:12:53 pm
Buffalo, New York:

It is with great joy that today, I can announce to the people of the Northeast Region and Atlasia at-large that we have finally found a compromise between the Government of Atlasia and the secessionist of Ganonsyoni. This area of Upstate New York, around Buffalo, Rochester and Utica is, together with the state of Vermont, to form an autonomous state of Ganonsyoni. This state will be part of the Northeast Region and the Republic of Atlasia, but will maintain a level of autonomy determined by its citizens and the Federal and Regional Government.
The following days, a board of negotiators comprised of Mr Alfred, leader of the Ganonsyonian people; Governor Talleyrand, SGO Mr X and yours truly will issue the binding legal contracts to establish Ganonsyoni.
Now, we can really say that we have achieved with peace and talk that could not be achieved with violence and aggression. Together, we united as one peaceful people, have made our nation whole and proud again. Long live Atlasia!

You're handing entire states over to criminals and terrorists? What does the Northeast have to say about this?

I think that even the phrases "criminals" and "terrorists" give this cringeworthy and unfunny trolling movement more distinction than it should have. There's really only one logical depository for all posts regarding this sordid affair:



Also I'd argue that a better decision than negotiating with this movement to give it its own region is to give them full-on autonomy: give the Gayosoni movement its own thread or childboard and let them post at each other in full isolation. This whole "LMAO SECESSION" spree has been to my brain what diarrhea is to a bowl.
98  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The White House's Public Office - President Cranberry on: October 14, 2014, 07:42:11 pm
Buffalo, New York:

It is with great joy that today, I can announce to the people of the Northeast Region and Atlasia at-large that we have finally found a compromise between the Government of Atlasia and the secessionist of Ganonsyoni. This area of Upstate New York, around Buffalo, Rochester and Utica is, together with the state of Vermont, to form an autonomous state of Ganonsyoni. This state will be part of the Northeast Region and the Republic of Atlasia, but will maintain a level of autonomy determined by its citizens and the Federal and Regional Government.
The following days, a board of negotiators comprised of Mr Alfred, leader of the Ganonsyonian people; Governor Talleyrand, SGO Mr X and yours truly will issue the binding legal contracts to establish Ganonsyoni.
Now, we can really say that we have achieved with peace and talk that could not be achieved with violence and aggression. Together, we united as one peaceful people, have made our nation whole and proud again. Long live Atlasia!

Huh
99  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: People of the Republic of Atlasia v. Snowstalker on: October 14, 2014, 02:28:26 pm
I swear that I will well and truly try the matter in issue between the parties, and give a true verdict according to the law and evidence, so help me Dave.
100  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: a Person for Secretary of External Affairs (Questioning) on: October 14, 2014, 12:57:58 am
Can the nominee even speak English?

Take your petty insults elsewhere, please.

I'd suggest that fluency in English should be obligatory for any SoEA applicant.

First off: anybody using the atlas forum should know how to speak proficient english. Secondly, a Person lived in the United States for a significant part of his life.

but can he into shift key
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