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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of the states: Lower South on: Today at 07:13:59 pm
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Do you, as a Republican approve or disapprove of POTUS Trump? on: Today at 07:04:15 pm
Strongly disapprove (technically a Republican)
3  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Conservative Democrats vs. Liberal Republicans on: Today at 05:10:32 pm
"Populists vs. Social liberals"

This is hardly guaranteed, though. While perhaps less common, one can certainly imagine, say, Chuck Robb bs. Ray LaHood.

How many Republican moderate Senators are more economically moderate than socially so? Even in the House, the only people close to being more economic left-wing by a good amount than socially left-wing are Walter B. Jones, Jr., Jimmy Duncan, and Duncan Hunter.

I simply think it's stupid and self-serving to think of "relatively left-wing Republicans" as simply moderate classical liberals. The same applies to seeing "relatively right-wing Democrats" as merely a proxy term for "populist" communitarian. How much did the Reaganites' opposition to the "establishment" have as well to do with their lack of clear-cut opposition to the welfare state? How much of current complaints about the Democratic establishment have to do with its purported collusion with the late twentieth century's deregulation? Moreover, how limited are we as to time? The allegedly "progressive" Republican Theodore Roosevelt was no Charlie Baker, and Robert LaFollette was endorsed by socialists.

Now, if we want to define "liberal" and "conservative" along libertarian/communitarian lines, that perfectly suits my interests. Smiley

Me too if we flip 'em. Smiley

Using "liberal" to describe "communitarian"? That seems awfully confusing...
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Does the previous poster fall into the establishment or populist wing on: Today at 04:28:12 pm
Populist?
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / HB 1135 - Prescription Drug Transparency Act (Debating) *SPONSOR NEEDED* on: Today at 04:20:35 pm
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A BILL

To promote transparency in the prescription drug industry

Be it enacted by the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia assembled

SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the Prescription Drug Transparency Act.

SECTION 2. PHARMACEUTICAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
a. All manufacturers of pharmaceutical drugs and biological products approved by the Food and Drug Administration shall submit to the Secretary of Internal Affairs an annual report outlining, with respect to each drug:
   i. The total expenditures of the manufacturer, including an itemized description of domestic and foreign drug research and development, a description of the cost of goods sold broken out by source and cost of each component, acquisition costs in total and per unit sold (including costs for the purchase of patents and licensing), and a breakdown of the cost of marketing and advertising.
   ii. The gross and net revenue and the gross and net profit of the manufacturer.
   iii. The total number of units sold in the previous calendar year.
   iv. Pricing information, including the cost of wholesale acquisition, the net average price realized by pharmacy benefit managers, and the net price of the drug charged to purchasers in each OECD nation where the drug is sold.
   v. Any federal benefits received by the manufacturer, including the amounts and periods of impact for each such benefit.
   vi. A description of patient assistance programs offered, sponsored by, or associated with the manufacturer, including a discussion of the specific forms of such patient assistance available, the dollar value of each program per patient and in total, the average duration of such programs, the number of individuals participating in such programs, and complete documentation of the terms and conditions of participation in such programs.
   vii. The percentage of research and development expenditures conducted by the manufacturer, as well as the percentage of such expenditures conducted by federal entities, and the percentage conducted by other entities (such as academic institutions or other manufacturers)
b. All manufacturers of pharmaceutical drugs and biological products approved by the Food and Drug Administration shall include in this report executive compensation for the chief executive officer, chief financial officer, and the three other most highly compensated officers, including bonuses and stock options.
c. These reports shall be submitted by the Secretary to the Congress, and made publicly available in a searchable online format.
d. Any manufacturer that fails to submit a complete report required under this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of up to $200,000 for each day on which the violation continues.

Atlasian Senate
Passed 6-0 in the Atlasian Senate assembled
Be it resolved, X Senator PiT, PPT
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 1134 - Veterans’ Dental Health Act (Debating) on: Today at 04:14:30 pm
Okay, a final vote is open on this. Please vote AYE, NAY, or Abstain.
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 1132 - Presidential Succession Act of 2017 (Amended, Final Vote) on: Today at 04:11:08 pm
Since I was late to ending this, I will count Yankee's vote.

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A BILL
to revise the line of succession to the Presidency of the Republic of Atlasia in accordance with the expansion of the Cabinet

Be it resolved by both houses of Congress assembled
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Title: Presidential Succession Act of 2017

Section 1 (Line of Succession)
i. If, by reason of death, resignation, removal from office, inability, or failure to qualify, there is neither a President nor Vice President to discharge the powers and duties of the office of President, then then the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall become President upon their resignation as Speaker and as Representative.
ii. If, by reason of death, resignation, removal from office, inability, or failure to qualify, there is neither a President, nor Vice President, nor Speaker of the House of Representatives to discharge the powers and duties of the office of President, then then the President Pro-Tempore of the Senate (PPT) shall become President upon their resignation as PPT and as Senator.
iii. If, by reason of death, resignation, removal from office, inability, or failure to qualify, there is neither a President, nor Vice President, nor Speaker of the House of Representatives, nor President Pro-Tempore of the Senate to discharge the powers and duties of the office of President, then then the officer Cabinet who is highest on the following list, and who is not ineligible to discharge the powers and duties of the office of President shall become President:
(1) the Secretary of State
(2) the Secretary of Internal Affairs
(3) the Attorney General
(4) the Secretary of Federal Elections
(5) the Registrar General
(6) the National Archivist
iv. If, by reason of death, resignation, removal from office, inability, or failure to qualify, there is neither a President, nor Vice President, nor Speaker of the House of Representatives, nor President Pro-Tempore of the Senate, nor officer of the Cabinet to discharge the powers and duties of the office of President, then then most senior member of the House of Representatives shall become President.
v. If, by reason of death, resignation, removal from office, inability, or failure to qualify, there is neither a President, nor Vice President, nor Speaker of the House of Representatives, nor President Pro-Tempore of the Senate, nor officer of the Cabinet, nor member of the House of Representatives to discharge the powers and duties of the office of President, then then most senior member of the Senate shall become President.
vi. If, by reason of death, resignation, removal from office, inability, or failure to qualify, there is neither a President, nor Vice President, nor Speaker of the House of Representatives, nor President Pro-Tempore of the Senate, nor officer of the Cabinet, nor member of Congress to discharge the powers and duties of the office of President, then then Chief Justice of the Supreme Court shall become President.

Section 2 (Interim Presidency)
i. If, at the appointed hour for the inauguration of the President and Vice President, there is neither a President-elect nor a Vice President-elect yet able to assume the Presidency of the Republic of Atlasia, then the powers and duties of that office shall temporarily devolve upon an Interim President until such time as there shall be either a President-elect or a Vice President-elect.
ii. The officers of the government shall succeed to the Interim Presidency in the order established by Section 1 of this Act.
iii. Any officer designated to serve as Interim President shall reserve the right issue a written and public refusal to succession, in which case the duty will pass on to the next officer in line.
Atlasian Regional Senate

Passed 3-0 in the Atlasian Senate assembled
Be it resolved, X Senator PiT, PPT

Passed 9-0 in the Atlasian House Assembled,


President of Congress

8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Conservative Democrats vs. Liberal Republicans on: July 24, 2017, 09:37:22 pm
The categories are too vague for me to answer.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is the previous poster a "moderate hero"? on: July 24, 2017, 06:32:49 pm
Yes and no. He's so much of a moderate hero, he's decided to find an exact balance between right wing and moderate hero.
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Yet another stupid political test! :) :) :( on: July 24, 2017, 05:50:42 pm
Doing no maybes:

You are a: Centrist Libertarian World-Federalist Humanist Progressive

Collectivism score: 0%
Authoritarianism score: -67%
Internationalism score: 100%
Tribalism score: -67%
Liberalism score: 67%
11  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Political Quiz List. Are you a Quiz Whiz? on: July 24, 2017, 05:46:34 pm
Come on, nobody else wants to try the quiz? Just because it was made by some alt-right guy? Tongue
12  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Political Quiz List. Are you a Quiz Whiz? on: July 23, 2017, 09:21:45 pm
http://rightrealist.com/quizintro.html

I think the creator of this quiz might have  questionable views (for example, on the race scale they use the term "realism" as the opposing side to "egalitarianism"), but I still found the quiz itself and the  results interesting.


You most closely resemble a: Moderate

Left-Right Spectrum: -28 (Left vs. rihgt)
Identification : -6 (Universalism vs. Tribalism)
Internationalism: -12 (Globalism vs. Isolationism)
Race: -7 (Egalitarianism vs. Realism)
Morality: -2 (Liberalism vs. Conservatism)
Economics: 5 (Socialism vs. Capitalism)
Economic Pragmatism: -1 (Idealism vs. Pragmatism)
Collectivism: -5 (Individualism vs. Collectivism)
The website has a f**king bell curve as its logo, what do you expect?

Apparently I'm oblivious, becasue whatever that is supposed to mean is lost on me...
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Are police women allowed to wear sexy clothes when they are at work? on: July 23, 2017, 08:10:43 pm
lol
14  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Smoking age of 21? on: July 23, 2017, 04:22:06 pm
Both the drinking and smoking age should be 18 (normal)
15  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Political Quiz List. Are you a Quiz Whiz? on: July 23, 2017, 04:03:45 pm
http://rightrealist.com/quizintro.html

I think the creator of this quiz might have  questionable views (for example, on the race scale they use the term "realism" as the opposing side to "egalitarianism"), but I still found the quiz itself and the  results interesting.


You most closely resemble a: Moderate

Left-Right Spectrum: -28 (Left vs. rihgt)
Identification : -6 (Universalism vs. Tribalism)
Internationalism: -12 (Globalism vs. Isolationism)
Race: -7 (Egalitarianism vs. Realism)
Morality: -2 (Liberalism vs. Conservatism)
Economics: 5 (Socialism vs. Capitalism)
Economic Pragmatism: -1 (Idealism vs. Pragmatism)
Collectivism: -5 (Individualism vs. Collectivism)
16  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The best alternative tribe on: July 23, 2017, 09:44:48 am
of these?...uggg, punk I guess.

Less pretentious than the beatniks and the hipsters, better smelling than the hippies and the headbangers.  Clearly better music.  


but there are some serious things wrong with the punk community too.

If we are going by that, they each probably have music I like, except maybe for hipsters becasue what even is hipster music...
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The best alternative tribe on: July 23, 2017, 09:20:10 am
NOTA?
18  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Better Orator: JFK vs Obama on: July 22, 2017, 04:54:14 pm
I can't understand JFK's speeches so Obama by default

Really? Huh
19  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Is the previous poster a good fit for the aforementioned state? on: July 22, 2017, 04:51:21 pm
Other than it being their home state, not really. Tongue

Arizona
20  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should the French Monarchy be Restored? on: July 22, 2017, 04:28:14 pm
No, and anyone who proposes such a thing is un-American.

I forget, was it the 1st or 2nd French Republic that enabled the American colonies to win their war of independence ?

Enemy of my enemy, lesser of two evils, etc.
21  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: SJW's and the Alt-Right on: July 22, 2017, 02:22:25 pm
I vote Option 3.

Both SJW's and the Alt-Right tend to be young and usually female.

Both groups are concerned about the concentration of media in a few large corporations, resulting in many important stories being overlooked (though they may disagree on what is an important story, as well as the interpretation of these stories).

Both groups, at least from what I have seen/heard, have a significant undercurrent of (or at least are associated with) an anti-Israel and/or anti-Semitic lean.

Both groups preferred Sanders to Clinton in the Dem primaries.

What? I thought the alt-right was very much stereotypically male...
The number of female alt-righters is growing. Most are focused on anti-feminism.
I vote Option 3.

Both SJW's and the Alt-Right tend to be young and usually female.

Both groups are concerned about the concentration of media in a few large corporations, resulting in many important stories being overlooked (though they may disagree on what is an important story, as well as the interpretation of these stories).

Both groups, at least from what I have seen/heard, have a significant undercurrent of (or at least are associated with) an anti-Israel and/or anti-Semitic lean.

Both groups preferred Sanders to Clinton in the Dem primaries.

What? I thought the alt-right was very much stereotypically male...

There's plenty of female alt-righters who are just in it for the money. It's a niche market if your a minority or woman with lots of saps to con easily for money.

Still, calling them "usually female" seems pretty inaccurate.
22  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: SJW's and the Alt-Right on: July 22, 2017, 09:37:37 am
I vote Option 3.

Both SJW's and the Alt-Right tend to be young and usually female.

Both groups are concerned about the concentration of media in a few large corporations, resulting in many important stories being overlooked (though they may disagree on what is an important story, as well as the interpretation of these stories).

Both groups, at least from what I have seen/heard, have a significant undercurrent of (or at least are associated with) an anti-Israel and/or anti-Semitic lean.

Both groups preferred Sanders to Clinton in the Dem primaries.

What? I thought the alt-right was very much stereotypically male...
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HR 1133 - Joint Resolution Commemorating Southern Heritage (Debating) on: July 22, 2017, 09:35:31 am
We still need a sponsor on this.
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 1134 - Veterans’ Dental Health Act (Debating) on: July 22, 2017, 09:34:30 am
Heating no objections, North Carolina Yankee is now sponsor of this bill.
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB - The Storm Surge, Coastal Flooding... (Debating) on: July 22, 2017, 09:32:55 am
Due to no objections, R2D2 is now sponsor of this bill.
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