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1  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Make a map of the above four posters as two tickets on: December 16, 2014, 10:02:10 pm
Did you really use Canseco here?

And for the record, everyone, I'm a socialist, not some sort of milquetoast moderate.
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS: Taxpayer Receipt Act on: December 16, 2014, 09:16:02 pm
How would you calculate each individuals sales tax contribution? I know it doesn't really matter, but I'm not sure that kind of tax number is around anywhere. Maybe just assign everyone the mean?

If that number isn't around, then what you described is probably the next best thing.

Should the bill be amended to reflect this?

Didn't see this, sorry; yes, it should be amended to reflect that.

Would anyone like to propose an amendment?

I'm not sure how exactly the amendment should be worded, otherwise I'd do it.  Would you or Dereich mind writing one up?

I'm traveling at the moment, finding it hard to focus on this. If nobody has written the amendment by next week I suppose I'll have to. Until then all I'll really be doing is facilitating votes, if anyone calls for one.
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS: Protecting people from explosives Amendment on: December 16, 2014, 09:15:01 pm
Let's vote on it.

Quote
Protecting people from explosives Amendment
Article VI, Clause 5 of the Third Constitution shall be amended to read:
The right to keep and bear fire-arms and low-potency explosives A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

***

Abstain
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: latest Betfair odds on: December 16, 2014, 09:14:09 pm
I have a hard time believing Bush is the front-runner.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you rather live in Glendora, CA or Asheville, NC? on: December 13, 2014, 09:21:15 pm
Asheville is a great city.
6  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: McDonalds on: December 13, 2014, 09:18:23 pm
This is anti-funny.

Bro, Im f**king shredded...Im ripped as hell...I can bench press 250...

Im a nice mother*8er which is why im trying to help YOU DUMB MOTHERF***ERS WHO ARE SLAVES TO CORPORATE AMERICA LOL. GET BUFF AND RIPPED LIKE ME AND STOP BEING FAT SLAVES.

HEY, GO LIFT A WEIGHT LOL.

But how much do weigh bro?
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Parting shots? on: December 13, 2014, 08:48:15 pm
8  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Grades Around the World on: December 13, 2014, 08:21:06 pm
It was...

A 90-100
B 80-89
C 74-79
D 70-73
F 0-69
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / IDS: Protecting people from explosives Amendment on: December 13, 2014, 08:04:56 pm
Quote
Protecting people from explosives Amendment
Article VI, Clause 5 of the Third Constitution shall be amended to read:
The right to keep and bear fire-arms and low-potency explosives A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Discuss.
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS: Speaker PiT Commemoration Act on: December 12, 2014, 08:51:50 pm
The bill passes with 4 ayes and 1 not voting and awaits the Emperor's signature.
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Zero In: December Election Tracker on: December 12, 2014, 08:50:00 pm
Now wait a minute, Lief's surplus (as well as Polnut's) is redistributed. The Senate I get is Lief, Polnut, Cris, Myself, and BK.

Ah, do we redistribute surplus here? I forgot which form of IRV Atlasia used. What proportion of total ballots does it take for a candidate to be elected?

[Number of Votes/(Number of Seats + 1)]+1

Rounding down?

And how do we determine which ballots are redistributed? Is it whoever got their votes in first that has them continue to count for their first preference?
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Zero In: December Election Tracker on: December 12, 2014, 07:48:32 pm
Now wait a minute, Lief's surplus (as well as Polnut's) is redistributed. The Senate I get is Lief, Polnut, Cris, Myself, and BK.

Ah, do we redistribute surplus here? I forgot which form of IRV Atlasia used. What proportion of total ballots does it take for a candidate to be elected?
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Zero In: December Election Tracker on: December 12, 2014, 07:33:46 pm
As of morgieb's ballot (39 ballots cast):

Round 1
Lief 10 (Ebowed, Fritz, beatrice, smoltchanov, Kalwejt, New Canadaland, Paul Kemp, Napoleon, BRTD, windjammer)
Polnut 9 (badgate, Wulfric, SJoyce, TheCranberry, Franzl, Grumps, SirNick, benconstine, morgieb)
Cris 6 (Miles, Goldwater, BaconBacon96, Oldiesfreak1854, Winfield, Paleobrazilian
Maxwell 4 (Maxwell, Yelnoc, Averroes Nix, CharimanSanchez)
JCL 3 (Spiral, Anton Kreitzer, SNJ1985)
Bacon King 3 (Flo, rpryor03, Peeperkorn)
Spiral 2 (Bmotley, Small L)
SWE 1 (SWE)
exhausted 1 (Cynic)

SWE is eliminated, his vote is redistributed.

Round 2
Lief 11 (Ebowed, Fritz, beatrice, smoltchanov, Kalwejt, New Canadaland, Paul Kemp, Napoleon, BRTD, windjammer, SWE)
Polnut 9 (badgate, Wulfric, SJoyce, TheCranberry, Franzl, Grumps, SirNick, benconstine, morgieb)
Cris 6 (Miles, Goldwater, BaconBacon96, Oldiesfreak1854, Winfield, Paleobrazilian
Maxwell 4 (Maxwell, Yelnoc, Averroes Nix, CharimanSanchez)
JCL 3 (Spiral, Anton Kreitzer, SNJ1985)
Bacon King 3 (Flo, rpryor03, Peeperkorn)
Spiral 2 (Bmotley, Small L)
exhausted 1 (Cynic)

Spiral is eliminated, his votes are redistributed.

Round 3
Lief 11 (Ebowed, Fritz, beatrice, smoltchanov, Kalwejt, New Canadaland, Paul Kemp, Napoleon, BRTD, windjammer, SWE)
Polnut 9 (badgate, Wulfric, SJoyce, TheCranberry, Franzl, Grumps, SirNick, benconstine, morgieb)
Cris 6 (Miles, Goldwater, BaconBacon96, Oldiesfreak1854, Winfield, Paleobrazilian
Maxwell 5 (Maxwell, Yelnoc, Averroes Nix, CharimanSanchez, Small L)
JCL 4 (Spiral, Anton Kreitzer, SNJ1985, Bmotley)
Bacon King 3 (Flo, rpryor03, Peeperkorn)
exhausted 1 (Cynic)

Lief, Polnut, Cris, Maxwell, and JCL are elected to the senate.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who would be the Atlas Poster of the Year 2014? on: December 12, 2014, 02:11:05 pm
What was it for previous years? Let's figure out 2004-14 (2004 was of course mypalfish)

Did you go back and read through all of 2004's posts or something?
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Write-In Campaign - Maxwell for Senate! on: December 12, 2014, 01:37:37 pm
Endorsed.
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: December 2014 At-large Senate Election on: December 12, 2014, 01:32:50 pm
1. Maxwell
2. Bacon King
3. Polnut
4. Cris
5. SWE
6. Leif
7. JCL
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Flo for IDS Emperor on: December 11, 2014, 08:28:45 pm
Endorsed.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Provo, UT vs Fort Wayne,IN on: December 11, 2014, 07:51:55 pm
Isn't Provo scheduled to get Google Fiber some time in the near future? Regardless, Utah > Indiana.
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS: Taxpayer Receipt Act on: December 11, 2014, 11:10:07 am
How would you calculate each individuals sales tax contribution? I know it doesn't really matter, but I'm not sure that kind of tax number is around anywhere. Maybe just assign everyone the mean?

If that number isn't around, then what you described is probably the next best thing.

Should the bill be amended to reflect this?

Didn't see this, sorry; yes, it should be amended to reflect that.

Would anyone like to propose an amendment?
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS: Speaker PiT Commemoration Act on: December 11, 2014, 11:09:16 am
Please vote on the following bill.

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Speaker PiT Commemoration Act

Article I: Summary
In memory of former IDS Speaker PiT, the number of seats in the IDS legislature shall be reduced to three, thereby returning the legislature to its original size when PiT presided over its first meeting.

Article II: Implementation
1. The legislators elected by district in December 2014 shall serve only half a term, which shall expire at the end of the January 2015 general elections.
2. The legislators elected by district in December 2014 shall be eligible to run for a full term as at-large legislators in January 2015.
3. The legislative district seats shall cease to exist after being vacated in January 2015.
4. Should the population of the IDS increase to over 40 voters, the legislature shall revert to five at-large members, elected in a set of three during odd numbered months and two in even numbered months.

***

Aye
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS: Speaker PiT Commemoration Act on: December 09, 2014, 08:57:18 pm
Why not make the trigger tied to the number of candidates running?

Then elections can only be so competitive. And depending on how that trigger is shaped, it could recreate the issue of making vacancies difficult to fill.

I like the pop 40 rule. It's simple, and if the IDS's population ever actually gets up to 40 then it can handle two additional seats.
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: If not Hillary then who? on: December 09, 2014, 12:09:25 am
Warren, O'Malley, Cuomo, Gillibrand, Sanders.
23  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Greece General Discussion on: December 09, 2014, 12:07:00 am
The background is that the Euro-zone countries have just given Greece a 2 month extension on their  loan package and the government says they don't want to risk uncertainty. They claim the move will:

"prevent the opposition from undermining Greece's economy and directing messages of political uncertainty to financial markets"


I can't see a scenario where the opposition (SYRIZA) doesn't win a plurality. I also can't see them forming a government. They won't win a majority of seats, and none of the other parties are viable coalition partners. SYRIZA won't work with PASOK, the party of austerity, and of course KKE won't doesn't even acknowledge SYRIZA. The only right-wing party that might enter a coalition with SYRIZA is ANEL, but that would be a very unstable and short-lived government.

With that in mind, I have to wonder what is going to happen with this extension and how the markets will react over the next two months. I'm not very optimistic.

PASOK wouldn't enter a coalition with SYRIZA, but I'm sure the Democratic Party would consider it!

Non-sarcastically there's also the possibility of Potami as a junior partner

Ah, I had forgotten about The River. Isn't that a lot of ex-Potami and DIMAR people? I guess it's a possibility. Though I have my doubts that any of the "Serious People" parties want to attach themselves to SYRIZA. And honestly, I can see a number of people within SYRIZA not wanting to form a government. They are at the zenith of their power now. Once they become the government, they have to make a decision which will either cost them most of their votes or plunge Greece down a very scary path.

If SYRIZA, PASOK, and the KKE have a majority, they will form a government

SYRIZA isn't going to reject PASOK if it makes the difference between forming or not forming a government, they're not stupid.

Same with the KKE. You can't use their past behavior to predict how they would react in this situation because there's never been a situation like this in the past.

If you're unaware, KKE is the last remaining old-style Stalinist party in Europe. The median age of its Politburo is in the 70s. The leadership have repeatedly denounced SYRIZA as revisionists and splitters (SYRIZA left KKE in the 90s to form a new party) and refuses to work with them in any way. A few years ago, when KKE joined with the police to beat the hell out of protestors, a lot of the people they were beating on were SYRIZA members and voters. The two do not play nice.
24  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Greece General Discussion on: December 08, 2014, 11:12:22 pm
The background is that the Euro-zone countries have just given Greece a 2 month extension on their  loan package and the government says they don't want to risk uncertainty. They claim the move will:

"prevent the opposition from undermining Greece's economy and directing messages of political uncertainty to financial markets"


I can't see a scenario where the opposition (SYRIZA) doesn't win a plurality. I also can't see them forming a government. They won't win a majority of seats, and none of the other parties are viable coalition partners. SYRIZA won't work with PASOK, the party of austerity, and of course KKE won't doesn't even acknowledge SYRIZA. The only right-wing party that might enter a coalition with SYRIZA is ANEL, but that would be a very unstable and short-lived government.

With that in mind, I have to wonder what is going to happen with this extension and how the markets will react over the next two months. I'm not very optimistic.
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS: Speaker PiT Commemoration Act on: December 08, 2014, 10:20:58 pm
While I agree that right now the region can only support 3 legislators, I don't think it'll be that way forever. Maybe we should set some kind of trigger for the legislature going back up to five? Something like:

4. Should the population of the IDS increase to over 40 voters, the legislature will revert to five members, elected in a set of 3 during odd numbered months and 2 in even numbered months.

I would be ok with that. Here is the bill amended to reflect that change. Thoughts?

Quote
Speaker PiT Commemoration Act

Article I: Summary
In memory of former IDS Speaker PiT, the number of seats in the IDS legislature shall be reduced to three, thereby returning the legislature to its original size when PiT presided over its first meeting.

Article II: Implementation
1. The legislators elected by district in December 2014 shall serve only half a term, which shall expire at the end of the January 2015 general elections.
2. The legislators elected by district in December 2014 shall be eligible to run for a full term as at-large legislators in January 2015.
3. The legislative district seats shall cease to exist after being vacated in January 2015.
4. Should the population of the IDS increase to over 40 voters, the legislature shall revert to five at-large members, elected in a set of three during odd numbered months and two in even numbered months.
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