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1726  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Are women who demand access to family planning services "vile and horrible"? on: July 12, 2014, 10:02:21 pm
If employers have a moral duty to pay for what they use, as you put it, then how is denying employees health insurance coverage justifiable?
1727  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XV: Stuck Inside of Tulsa with the Oklahoma City Blues Again on: July 12, 2014, 09:58:30 pm
Bushie mocks his faith more than anyone here ever could.
1728  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Rush Limbaugh VS Sandra Fluke on: July 12, 2014, 09:54:45 pm
Rush, as Sandra is an agent of moral darkness to the Democratic Party.  If you do not want to get pregnant, buy condoms at a CVS.  If that is too expensive, maybe Limbaugh was right on the money.

I have just committed Democratic heresy.

Any sexually active person who doesn't want to become/get his partner pregnant and who isn't willing to resort to Plan B or an abortion if necessary ought to realize that relying on condoms alone is foolish.
1729  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Are women who demand access to family planning services "vile and horrible"? on: July 12, 2014, 09:51:01 pm
I won't make any universal judgements on a person's character for this, but trying to force someone to give you something when to do so would go against their beliefs is itself generally a horrible thing to do.

It's worth noting that virtually no one would agree to this unequivocally. There are rules that we expect everyone to abide by, regardless of what his or her personal beliefs dictate.
1730  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which is the absolute worst board on the forum? on: July 12, 2014, 09:43:53 pm
Fantasy Elections isn't worse than any other role-playing game, and it's an easy board to ignore if you have a problem with it. (You very nearly never find its content bleeding into FC or elsewhere.) I don't think I even clicked on it before someone invited me to play in early 2012.
1731  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: GM Political Independence Amendment on: July 12, 2014, 09:35:19 pm
I had a crazy idea a while ago that the GM should be chosen by the leaders of the 2-3 largest parties so as to guarantee that the game's power brokers would have a shared interest in shutting down any backlash against unpopular story lines.
1732  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Clash of Kings, an ASOIAF Game (Gameplay - 299 AL (4) - The Gates of Winter) on: July 12, 2014, 09:33:23 pm

The debt part is for Stannis, Rains of Castamere just seemed appropriate given that House Lannister won such a massive victory this turn Tongue

Of course. I hope that the realm will give Robb Stark and Renly Baratheon the thank you that they deserve for guaranteeing your success survival. Wink
1733  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Clash of Kings, an ASOIAF Game (Gameplay - 299 AL (4) - The Gates of Winter) on: July 12, 2014, 07:16:09 pm
I'm surprised Euron would be able to ride a dragon, considering he just stole them from their mother.

I had no idea that they were even big enough to ride at this point, to be honest. Tongue
1734  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XV: Stuck Inside of Tulsa with the Oklahoma City Blues Again on: July 12, 2014, 07:14:59 pm
We've covered Bushie's religious beliefs before. Yes, they are much different than any other form of Christianity, but he's never going to change his mind there, and none of us know who is right and won't until we die.

I find it bizarre that he believes you can do whatever you want in life and still get into heaven because you claim to believe, but more power to him.

Would a single notable Protestant theologian of any stripe who would defend this? How can Bushie's professed faith in a God whom he is trying to cheat be genuine faith?
1735  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Clash of Kings, an ASOIAF Game (Gameplay - 299 AL (4) - The Gates of Winter) on: July 12, 2014, 07:09:40 pm

Debt for what?
1736  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Department of International Affairs on: July 12, 2014, 08:17:20 am
DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF SECRETARY AVERROĖS


Department of State
Department of Defense

Agency for International Development
National Security Agency
Central Intelligence Agency
Export-Import Bank of Atlasia
Peace Corps


SPECIAL ENVOYS
Appointed to manage critical areas of foreign policy
Sub-Saharan Africa - Simfan
Middle East and North Africa - Riley Keaton



 

This thread will contain information on international events and the activities of the Atlasian agencies in the international affairs portfolio, which are under my direction. Previous updates can be found in my illustrious predecessor's thread.

As with Secretary Hagrid's domestic affairs office, this thread will be the sole repository for all directives and news updates that I release. I may also hold occasional press conferences to comment on current events and take questions from Atlasian citizens.



NEWS UPDATES
July 13, 2014 - Meeting with Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird
July 21, 2014 - REMARKS  on the Crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17
August 2, 2014 - The Week in Brief (7/27-8/3): Call for Sanctions on Russia, Mediating between Argentina and Holdouts, Ebola Conference in Nyman
August 2, 2014 - Special Envoy Keaton's Diplomacy Tour
August 4, 2014 - FBI Issues Special Report on Left-Wing Extremism

POLICY DIRECTIVES
July 23, 2014 - Notice of Travel Restrictions in Response to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
August 2, 2014 - Appointment of TheRileyKeaton as Special Envoy for the Middle East
August 3, 2014 - Special Envoy Keaton's Lebanese Initiativie
August 4, 2014- Extension of Travel Restrictions in Response of Ebola
August 5, 2014 - Appointment of Simfan34 as Special Envoy for Sub-Saharan Africa

PRESS CONFERENCES

RECENT INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS LEGISLATION
Ukrainian Technical, Economical and Military Aid Act - SIGNED 8/5
Assistance for Iraq Act - DEBATING
War Powers Amendment - DEBATING

PREVIOUS SECRETARIES
10.2006 - 11.2006 - afleitch
12.2006 - 03.2007 - Speed of Sound
03.2007 - 06.2007 - Cosmo Kramer
07.2007 - 08.2007 - True Democrat
08.2007 - 09.2007 - Ernest
10.2007 - 02.2008 - Al
03.2008 - 09.2008 - MasterJedi
09.2008 - 10.2008 - Colin Wixted
10.2008 - 07.2009 - Hashemite
07.2009 - 03.2010 - HappyWarrior
03.2010 - 07.2010 - Hashemite
07.2010 - 11.2010 - Ben
11.2010 - 03.2011 - Hashemite
03.2011 - 05.2012 - Ben
05.2012 - 07.2012 - SJoyce
07.2012 - 08.2012 - Kalwejt
09.2012 - Cathcon
10.2012 - 12.2012 - Dr. Cynic
12.2012 - 02.2013 - SJoyce
03.2013 - Clarence
03.2013 - 07.2013 - Polnut
07.2013 - 09.2013 - Talleyrand
09.2013 - 10.2013 - Bacon King
10.2013 - 12.2013 - SJoyce
01.2014 - 07.2014 - Superique


RELEVANT WIKI ARTICLES
1737  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Rush Limbaugh VS Sandra Fluke on: July 11, 2014, 11:54:40 pm
1738  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The right not to get shot amendment (debating) on: July 11, 2014, 11:44:24 pm
Speaking as the presumptive SoEA, I must note that the right to bear "low potency explosives" poses a national security risk.

low-potency explosives are basically gunpowder and fireworks, correct?  Is there something else that is included in this?

I have no idea what "low potency" means in this context and I've never seen any indication that anyone does.

There are several dimensions along which explosives are often classified, including sensitivity, velocity, composition, and physical form. It's not clear which of these "potency" refers to.

Even if we could identify what this term comprises, we'd still need to establish what it means to "keep and bear" explosives. What limits on this right are acceptable, if any? The language of this clause ("shall not be infringed") implies that the answer is none.
1739  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XV: Stuck Inside of Tulsa with the Oklahoma City Blues Again on: July 11, 2014, 11:28:00 pm
Wow, this page has become a hate-filled page filled with the mantra "Bushie is going to hell because he's fat."  What a ridiculous assumption.  You all accuse me of a "holier than thou" attitude and defaming the name of Jesus, when you all are doing the EXACT same thing.  Remember, when you point the finger at someone, there are 3 fingers pointing back at you.

Do not blame me - or the forum as a whole - for these conclusions, and do not confuse a comment with an accusation. What you do does not affect us; we have no stake what happens to you. We only have knowledge your life's intimate details because you have chosen to make this forum your confessional. If this discussion troubles you, reflect on its implications.
1740  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XV: Stuck Inside of Tulsa with the Oklahoma City Blues Again on: July 11, 2014, 08:51:20 pm
No, I'm certain that I do understand grace, and the facts at hand could not be more clear.

Your actions and words are not those of a sinner who has surrendered to God. Instead, you have cynically appropriated the Bible to justify your selfish and myopic choices. God forgives sinners, but not those who are false in their repentance. He sees your heart, even if you would hid it from us. Even if you would hide it from yourself. 

So you do not sin and say, "Jesus, remember me." You are a wanton who loudly pleads for salvation as you willfully indulge in every form of excess. But it does you no good to scream, "Save us!" while you ignore your blackened soul.
1741  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XV: Stuck Inside of Tulsa with the Oklahoma City Blues Again on: July 11, 2014, 07:13:24 pm
I highly doubt that Jesus would take any interest in an unrepentant sinner like Bushie who routinely profanes the Lord's name by using it as a catch-all excuse.

God takes interest in everyone even, nay, especially the frustrating and unrepentant sinners. Jesus died for the sinners, not for the saints.

Perhaps this passage will clarify my meaning:

Quote from: Luke 23
32Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. 33When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. [...]

39One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”

40But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”

42Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. ”

43Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

Tell me, which of these two men does Bushie resemble?
1742  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The International Tribune-SoEA Official Newspaper (Israel-Palestine End of Saga) on: July 11, 2014, 07:02:38 pm
I don't agree with everything that JCL's said in this thread, but it's a fair point that it isn't really fair for the SoEA to be able to decide everything that happens while at the same time being tasked to come up with responses and solutions. It would probably be best if the SoEA's narration powers were transferred to the GM and there was a chance that the SoEA's attempts might fail to accomplish various goals could fail.

Anything the SoEA comes up with is subject to GM approval. If there's a problem with implausible story lines, it traces directly to the GM.
1743  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Institute of Funny Partial Thread Titles You've Seen on Atlas on: July 11, 2014, 06:54:42 pm

1744  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Swearing in of New Officeholders on: July 11, 2014, 03:51:21 pm
I, Averroės, do solemnly affirm that I will faithfully execute the office of Secretary of External Affairs, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia, so help me Dave.
1745  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XV: Stuck Inside of Tulsa with the Oklahoma City Blues Again on: July 11, 2014, 11:38:02 am
I highly doubt that Jesus would take any interest in an unrepentant sinner like Bushie who routinely profanes the Lord's name by using it as a catch-all excuse.
1746  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE: Confirmation of Barnes as CJO on: July 11, 2014, 11:33:33 am
I'm aware of that, but I'm concerned that the language in our regional constitution precludes that possibility. Maybe no one cares, but if anyone does we risk turning the region's entire judicial system on its head and possibly even nullifying any ruling that you've made.
1747  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: First day of Georgia's "carry your gun anywhere" law goes as well as expected on: July 11, 2014, 10:12:58 am
Not contributing to any deaths on its first day in effect is a pretty low standard for proclaiming the success of a policy.
1748  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Robert Carlyle Byrd on: July 11, 2014, 09:34:38 am
Robert Carlyle > Robert Carlyle Byrd
1749  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Why is South America so... "quiet"? on: July 11, 2014, 08:46:19 am
It's not under-covered (depending on your media diet, obviously) relative to its share of world population (~5%).
1750  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Let Me Be Clear: Barack Obama's War on Millenials, and One Woman's Case for Hope on: July 11, 2014, 08:40:50 am
"solutions for mass violence with more love and more guns"

Is she a Branch Davidian?
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