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76  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Ask Maxy on: August 21, 2014, 02:55:33 pm
Opinion of Braum's?
77  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / seatown vs Duke lacrosse case on: August 21, 2014, 12:03:44 am
seatown vs Duke lacrosse case
78  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Voting Booth: The Bicameral Birthing Amendment on: August 20, 2014, 11:12:00 pm
Nay
79  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Mideast: Dead? on: August 20, 2014, 11:04:08 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3rFgr0Tu1c
80  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Phwezer vs 1918 Flu Pandemic on: August 19, 2014, 11:28:26 pm
Phwezer vs 1918 Flu Pandemic
81  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Dallasfan65 for Northeast Assembly on: August 19, 2014, 11:14:43 pm

Former Governor Dallasfan65 skulking about Boston.

Back to the lab again!

While I have some ambition to run for Northeast Assembly in the August General Election, I've paradoxically pointed out that I have missed the deadline for doing so; thus, I am merely accepting write-ins. I've previously served this region as its Governor and Representative (the latter in numerous cases), so for those unfamiliar with my vision for the Northeast, I've:

- Sought to reform our criminal justice system

- Pursued improvements on our budget procedure/game mechanics

- Strengthened civil liberties, self expression, and promoted the Northeast as a more pluralistic society

- Slashed taxes while protecting the integrity of a solvent welfare state


I find bullet points to be a bit tacky, but so is regurgitation, so I'll let my record stand on its own for the most part. If you find my record of service consistent with your hopes for the Northeast then I ask that you write me in for Northeast Assembly.
82  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: August 19, 2014, 07:57:30 pm
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Freedom of Speech Reiteration Act

Section 1:
1. Upon passage of this legislation, Northeastern public classrooms shall no longer recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
2. In memoriam of the Supreme Court's ruling on Scott v. The Northeast, teachers may opt to play "Tacky" by Weird Al Yankovic before class on November 21st, at their discretion.

Section 2:
1. The Northeast Voluntary Prayer Act is repealed upon passage of this legislation.
2. Students in Northeastern public schools may still pray during lunch and/or recess hours, as applicable.
83  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Dust In The Wind on: August 19, 2014, 01:06:09 am
Good Government: 1987

It was a little past noon when Thad O'Connor awoke in Areus' lobby, with a half-full wine glass beside him. He had been invited to Areus' mansion along with a plethora of others involved in his circle, and the drinking intensified as more states reported in favor of Ho'kee. Though there were several bodies sprawled on the couches and the floor (such as Santiago St. Avila and Lawrence Coventry) Thad spotted Areus seated at a side table with Ericson Snell. He waded toward the two, stepping over several guests who had been overserved; each was a potential mine that would  Stumbling in his steps, he realized that he was still touched from the night before.

"Eric! I don't recall you being here last night," said Thad. "Because I wasn't. While the lot of you were roaming around in a drunken stupor I was relaxing with a good book and some wine, which is why I'm one of the only ones up at a reasonable hour," said Ericson. "That doesn't explain Areus," said Thad. "Well, I suspect that Areus has either not been to bed or is just ecstatic from the news of last night's victories," he responded. "Consider it a bit of both, I suppose," said Areus.

"In any event, last night's victories are most auspicious and certainly ameliorate the loss of Iowa. Did you have anything planned today for a celebration?" asked Thad. "I'd wagered to Weicker a week ago or so that I would be able to win Massachusetts, so I suspect that he'll be here shortly to try and negotiate the terms of surrender - such as I invited him to do," said Areus. "With respect, you were a bit uncordial and impolitic during our last meeting with him. Are you simply trying to fan the fire?" Thad asked. He braced himself for a visceral response, but Ho'kee took the criticism to heart.

"You're quite right. I had far too much to drink that night and acted pretty foul. That doesn't help any of us, since we need Weicker's cooperation going forward," said Areus. "And I'm here to mediate the situation," chimed in Eric, with a smirk. As if on queue, the chamber was suddenly filled with the reverberations of a pair of loafers as they descended down the staircase. Much as Areus had prognosticated, Lowell Weicker was present, and the latter made his way toward the party of three. "Lowell! Glad to see you here. Thad, won't you fetch him a seat?" said Areus. Before Thad could move, Weicker shook his head.

"You're acting too familiar, and I'm wondering why I'm here in the first place. Explain yourself," said Weicker, in a standoffish manner. "I have to apologize for our last spat. Sometimes when I drink too much I lend myself to barbed diatribes that are unbecoming of decent conversation," said Ho'kee, before pouring a glass of wine for Weicker. "Fair enough," said Weicker, taking the glass in hand. "But for what purposes am I here?" Areus rose from his chair. "Senator, you and I have a lot in common. We're both men of refined taste. We usually vote on the same side of each issue. And, most importantly, we're cognizant of the threat that lies before us.

You and I both tried to seize the nomination for President, though circumstances have borne it to my favor. While I've won a smattering of contests, it's scarcely enough to separate myself from the herd; which is why I've invited you here. Since losing New Hampshire and Massachusetts, your numbers have floundered. Do you really expect to win?" Weicker began to grow annoyed. "I don't do cryptic. Are you here just to insult me, or what?" he responded. "To the contrary, Senator. I want your help.

I tried to reach out to you before declaring but was rude and uncompromising, which has led to the ensuing months of in-fighting between our camps. While apologizing for my past iniquity and indiscretion, it seems abundantly clear that I will at least surpass you in support, regardless of victory, which leads me to my next question: are you comfortable with Gingrich winning the nomination? And what of Armstrong?

Do you not think that the former, given his history of political pandering and vascillating, will not give in to extremists and either prolong bad decisions or make new ones? Do you not know that the latter is almost unabashed in his intentions of doing so? Do you not think that the former, who has demonstrated an inability to run a campaign despite the best of circumstances, will not be overwhelmed by his own ethics issues? Do you not know that the latter has ensconced himself with individuals and positions that are untenable in a general election? I think, but I do not know, that you would not be comfortable with either of these men.

In short, I'm asking that you forgive my past solecism. There are more important things at stake here. I ask that you withdraw from the race and throw your support to me. Were you to do so and proselytize your supporters to my camp, I think that a crisis could be avoided. Also, I'll need competent officials in my cabinet in the event that I'm elected, if you would like a change of pace from the Senate. Switching from the presidential election to running for reelection might be troublesome," said Ho'kee.

Weicker took a sip of wine and reflected on Ho'kee's monologue. "I think you've got me sold. Are you so sure you could win, though? What about the Working Man's Party? Surely they'll be a touch hurdle to clear," said Weicker. "Third parties have a short half-life. Besides, I think given the 'complexion' of Eldridge Cleaver, and the demographics of where Griffin's troglodytes draw their support from, there won't be much of a threat," responded Ho'kee. "That's all well and true, but surely there's a more credible nominee waiting in the wings, no?" asked Snell.
84  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE4: July-October Northeast Budget FY2014 (At Final Vote) on: August 19, 2014, 12:03:00 am
Aye
85  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE2: The FitzGerald Act of August 2014 on: August 19, 2014, 12:02:11 am
Proposed amendment to the title:

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You Go Ed Act

Section I:

1. The inside of a car is now treated as the owner's private property.

2. Sexual acts in the passenger seat of a car are now private, and therefore exempt from public indecency laws.

3. Sexual acts while driving are also exempt from public indecency laws.

4. Persons deciding to use their car to expose or perform sexual acts in front of minors still hold liability for pedophilia charges.

My reasoning is that we already have a FitzGerald Act (for Frances FitzGerald). I had some more humorous titles in mind but this might be the most 'PG.'

Might have some other concerns about the bill but I'll have to look at it more thoroughly tomorrow.
86  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: Jackie Robinson Highway Act (At Final Vote) on: August 18, 2014, 07:34:29 pm
Aye
87  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Candidate Declaration Thread on: August 18, 2014, 03:08:07 pm
I'll accept write-ins for Northeast Assembly in the August General Election.
88  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: August 17, 2014, 11:44:37 pm
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Return to Normalcy Act

1. The People's Defense Against Distracted Driving Act of 2012 is hereby repealed.
2. Fort Lee, NJ's prohibition on texting while walking is hereby repealed.
89  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / TTS1996 vs Black liberation theology on: August 17, 2014, 11:35:22 pm
TTS1996 vs Black liberation theology
90  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Democratic-Republican Party Convention, August 2014 on: August 17, 2014, 11:17:04 pm
[X] Deus
[X] Polnut
[X] Mechaman

I'd like to put in a small plug for Polnut - he's pretty centrist when it comes to economics and has explicitly opposed a ground force commitment to Iraq, and I think there's something to be said for that.
91  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: Jackie Robinson Highway Act (At Final Vote) on: August 17, 2014, 11:07:58 pm
Aye
92  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: The honoring great Pacificans act.(final Vote) on: August 17, 2014, 11:06:51 pm
No song ban? Sad
93  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE2: #Shocker Act (At Final Vote) on: August 17, 2014, 11:06:22 pm
Shakabrah!

Aye
94  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE4: July-October Northeast Budget FY2014 (Debating) on: August 17, 2014, 11:05:53 pm
I thought we had abolished the lower income bracket, and left that one intact.

As for the disaster relief fund, is it still possible to remove that line?

I'm more concerned about getting a budget passed than the particulars, so I don't want to truncate this.

We can revisit it when discussing my proposed amendment.
95  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Public Reminder: Northeast Assembly General Election on: August 17, 2014, 10:39:52 pm
I believe that prospective (and some declared) candidates have missed the boat on this:

Quote from: Northeast Constitution
Except in December, candidates for the Legislative Assembly will be given until the Wednesday preceding the Friday before the penultimate Friday of the month in which he or she wishes to run in an election thereof to announce his or her candidacy.

Unless I'm mistaken, the 13th was the deadline, meaning that we only have two declared candidates. If the deadline amendment hasn't been passed then this is probably a compelling argument for it.
96  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: August 17, 2014, 10:28:17 pm
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I don't even know how much I really made, I forgot, it's a lot Act

Section 2 of the Budget Procedure Act is amended to read:

1. Each budget presented shall demonstrate public expenditures in total dollars.

    $ - School aid
        $..... Elementary, Secondary & Vocational education
        $..... Higher education
    $ - Economic development
        $ ...... Community development
        $ ...... Area and regional development
    $ - Transportation
        $ ..... Highways and highway safety
        $ ..... Mass transit
        $ ..... Railroads
        $ ..... Air Transportation
        $ ..... Water transportation
        $ ..... Other transportation
        $ ..... Non-Highway Roads
    $ - Public safety
    $ - Health services
        $ ..... Substance abuse and mental health services
        $ ..... Disease control, public health and bioterrorism
        $ ..... Health research and training
        $ ..... Food safety and occupational health and safety
        $ ..... Other health care services
    $ - Tax expenditures
    $ - Environment & energy
        $ ..... Loans to be granted to energy companies that have a responsible environmental track record, are seriously attempting to develop clean energy alternatives, push for energy efficiency and/or have an approved plan to do so.
        $ ..... Fund for alternative energy
        $ ..... Updating the Northeast's current energy infrastructure
        $ ..... Refitting all government buildings to run on clean energy
    $ - Direct aid & incentives to municipalities
    $ - Government administration

TOTAL EXPENDITURES - $

Disaster Relief Fund: The Northeast Assembly is advised to appropriate 20% of all budget surpluses to a Disaster Relief Fund which may be spent during emergencies at the discretion of the Governor via executive order.

The existing funds in the Disaster Relief Fund shall be listed in each budget.
Disaster Relief Fund: (TBD sum)

Free Cash Fund: The Governor shall work in concert with the Secretary of Internal Affairs and the Game Moderator to estimate the roll-over surplus from the previous budget(s).
Free Cash Fund: (TBD sum)
97  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE4: July-October Northeast Budget FY2014 (Debating) on: August 17, 2014, 09:53:43 pm
Wait, two quibbles I had that are included in the final text:

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0.50%    $50,000 - $99,999

-gap-

20% of all budget surpluses shall automatically be allocated to a Disaster Relief Fund which may be spent during emergencies at the discretion of the Governor via executive order.
98  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: 2004 Presidential Election: GAME THREAD on: August 17, 2014, 09:22:25 am
Bernie Sanders Campaign Schedule November 1st-2nd



Thank you, voters of Burlington! So many years ago, we made history by standing up for workers' rights and electing myself as an Independent. Then, we made history by electing myself once again as an Independent Senator, finally wresting control of the Senate seat from a party that supports overseas invasions and opposes aid to the poor. The Democratic alternative does not have much to offer except for mealy-mouthed murmurs of workers' rights and a gradual approach to peace. To that, I say, let's make history one last time and elect a third-party President!

November 1st
- Barnstorming and GOVT in Brattleboro, VT
- Barnstorming in Springfield, VT
- Barnstorming and GOTV in Montpelier, VT
- Barnstorming in Winooski, VT
- Rally and speech in Burlington, VT

November 2nd
- Flight to Cleveland, OH
- Election Night Rally in Cleveland, OH
99  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Associate an abstract concept with the preceding poster on: August 17, 2014, 02:04:28 am
Titchener's introspection method
100  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Did your mother keep or change her name when she got married? on: August 17, 2014, 12:40:24 am
Folks never got married, and instead I got saddled with a hyphenated name as a compromise
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