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51  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the previous poster's avatar on: March 17, 2017, 10:59:32 pm
I-TX makes me think of IndyTexas, which is not too good. Of course, he has been D-TX for a while at this point, so I guess maybe that avatar is fine now..
52  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Michael Bloomberg on: March 17, 2017, 04:46:35 pm
I like how he pisses off the "muh freedumb!!!" crowd, but apart from that he's pretty terrible.
something about this seems off.....wait....
he trolls the right people (for the most part),

The inanity of this logic will never cease to amaze me.
weird

Except I still despise him and voted HP in the poll. But nice try.

But you still seem to consider pissing off people you disagree with to be a positive aspect, which isn't all that different from dead0man's comment.
53  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Atlas's Favorite Musician/Band - Round 1A on: March 17, 2017, 02:55:50 pm
Wow you people like terrible music. I only voted for three: Rites of Spring, Dead Kennedys and Nirvana.

The Rolling Stones, Creedence, and Aerosmith are terrible music? Wtf is wrong with you?

It's BRTD, I would take him calling our taste in music bad as a compliment. Wink
54  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Atlas's Favorite Musician/Band - Round 1A on: March 17, 2017, 11:08:47 am
I went with:

AC/DC
Aerosmith
Creedence Clearwater Revival
David Bowie
Eric Clapton
Frank Zappa
Iron Maiden
Metallica
Nirvana
The Rolling Stones
55  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the previous poster's signature: Return of the Jedi on: March 16, 2017, 11:54:31 pm
You should probably keep that away from Peebs. Wink
56  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Previous Poster on: March 16, 2017, 09:52:39 pm
FF, despite our many differences Tongue
57  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the Hijab on: March 16, 2017, 06:56:33 pm
Unless you're a student.

I don't think a country should change it's laws to accommodate muslims, when this law existed for decades.
the law was passed in 2004.

A law based upon the principle of lacite from 1905. A country has a right to do this, and this law was supported across the poltical spectrum, including muslim women 49% who support, compared to 43% who oppose.
The French hijab ban represented a tangible shift in existing public policy (which allowed the scarf in most cases). A "principle" isn't a law. You could claim the United States has a lengthy record of caring for the elderly, stretching back to FDR's Social Security in the 1930s. Doesn't make Medicare Part D a "law that existed for decades."

No but the principle behind Medicare Part D, is what made it law. A country has the right to do that, especially if it's in lieu with the principles of the nation.

Just becasue a county has a "right" to make a law doesn't make it a good law.
58  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: FT: Rights of Working People Act of 2017 on: March 16, 2017, 06:51:01 pm
I have a question about this bill. Does section 3 conflict with any currently existing Federal or Regional minimum wage laws?
59  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 1086 - An amendment to the 'A Real Living Wage Act' (Passed To President) on: March 16, 2017, 06:40:41 pm
By a vote of 4-2-2, with 1 member not voting, this bill (weakly) passes to the president for his signature or veto.

Quote from: Final Text
House Bill
To amend the "A Real Living Wage Act", for the purposes of raising the minimum wage to $11.10 and other purposes

Be it enacted in both Houses of Congress Assembled,


Quote
An amendment to the 'A Real Living Wage Act'

1. The Federal Minimum Wage of Atlasia is hereby increased to $9 an hour on April 16th 2017, followed by an increase to $10 by April 16th 2018 and then to $11.10 by April 2020.Regions, states, and localities may at any time adopt a minimum wage higher, but no lower, than the Federal Minimum Wage.

2. Businesses which employ less than 20 people (excluding franchises) may claim for a Federal Relief Tax credit amounting to 20% of wage per employee.  This tax credit shall expire after April 15th, 2020.

3. The tipped rate of the minimum wage is hereby abolished

Atlasian Regional Senate
Passed 3-1-1-1 in the Atlasian Senate Assembled,
XLeinad

Atlasian People's House of Representatives
Passed 4-2-2 in the Atlasian House Assembled,
*insert Yankee's signature here*

President of Congress:

60  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 1087 - Gas Tax Act of 2016 (Passed To President) on: March 16, 2017, 06:26:05 pm
By a vote of 5-3, with one member not voting, this bill passes to the President for his signature or veto.

Quote from: Final Text
House Bill
To raise the gasoline tax for the purpose of providing revenue for infrastructure, research and indexing said gas tax to inflation

Be it enacted in both houses of Congress Assembled,

Quote
Gas Tax Act of 2016

1. The federal gasoline tax (hereafter referred to as the "Gas Tax") is raised to a maximum of $0.23 in 2017 dollars (raising $15.9 billion in 2017 dollars in new revenue).

2. 10% of the money from the Gas Tax shall be allocated to investment into carbon-neutral vehicle research and production, as well as a 25% Government subsidy for new carbon-neutral vehicle purchases.

3. 30% of the money from the Gas Tax shall be allocated to research and development of clean and safe methods of energy extraction.

4. If the price of gas exceeds $2.50 in 2017 dollars per gallon, the Gas Tax will decrease from the maximum specified above by 25% of the amount the price of gas exceeds $2.50 in 2017 dollars per gallon, with the Gas Tax not going below $0.08 in 2017 dollars.
Atlasian Regional Senate:
Passed 3-0-0-3 in the Atlasian Senate Assembled,
XLeinad

Atlasian People's House of Representatives
Passed 5-3 in the Atlasian House Assembled,
*insert Yankee's signature here*

President of Congress:

61  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / HB 1094 - Ending the Embargo of Cuba Act (EECA) (Final Vote) on: March 16, 2017, 06:15:50 pm
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Ending the Embargo of Cuba Act (EECA)

1. The Helms-Burton Act (1996) and the Cuban Democracy Act are hereby repealed.

2. The travel ban on Atlasian citizens travelling to Cuba is hereby lifted.

3. The Republic of Atlasia hereby declares its condemnation of the repeated extrajudicial killings, kidnapping and imprisonment of cuban dissidents. The Republic of Atlasia will continue its support for free and fair elections in Cuba, and urges the Cuban Government to begin the transition to democracy.

4. $50 million are hereby allocated to create an embassy in Cuba
Atlasian Regional Senate
Passed 6-0 in the Atlasian Senate assembled
Be it resolved, X Senator PiT, PPT

Sponsor: Blair

Time to start debating on this. 72 hours, as usual.
62  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Confirmation Hearing - AZ for Deputy GM (Final Vote) on: March 16, 2017, 11:41:17 am
Quote
Department of the Game Moderator
Directive #004 - On The Appointment of A Deputy Game Moderator

Representative 1184AZ is hereby appointed as Deputy Game Moderator. I urge the Senate to take action on his nomination with all due haste.

/s/
DKrol,
Game Moderator

Okay, let's do this. It's time for the 72 hour questioning period.
63  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Confirmation Hearing - AZ for Deputy GM (Questioning) on: March 16, 2017, 11:40:18 am
lol, not sure how I did that. Tongue
64  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Harry S. Truman for AG (Confirmed) on: March 16, 2017, 11:37:37 am
By a vote of 6-0, Harry S. Truman is hereby appointed to the position of Attorney General.
65  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Southern Gothic for SoIA (Final Vote) on: March 16, 2017, 11:35:25 am
Sorry abut that, this kind kind of slipped through the cracks. We will now vote on confirming Southern Gothic to the position of Secretary of Internal Affairs. Senators, please vote AYE, NAY, or Abstain.
66  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Confirmation Hearing - AZ for Deputy GM (Questioning) on: March 16, 2017, 11:32:09 am
Quote
Department of the Game Moderator
Directive #004 - On The Appointment of A Deputy Game Moderator

Representative 1184AZ is hereby appointed as Deputy Game Moderator. I urge the Senate to take action on his nomination with all due haste.

/s/
DKrol,
Game Moderator

Okay, let's do this. It's time for the 72 hour questioning period.
67  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the previous poster's avatar on: March 15, 2017, 11:18:07 pm
Mississippi is a pretty underrated state here, so FA.
68  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the Hijab on: March 15, 2017, 09:15:19 pm
It's interesting how both Muslims and Secular Nationalists can find common ground in controlling what women wear.
69  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the previous poster's avatar on: March 15, 2017, 04:03:53 pm
I associate it with PiT, so FA. Tongue
70  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do Hillary voters drink better beer than Trump voters? on: March 15, 2017, 04:02:44 pm
who cares?

People who want every single aspect of their life, including their living arrangements, taste in aesthetics, music, TV and film preferences and food drink and drink preferences to reflect their political slant in some way.

So insane people?
71  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Connecticut or Rhode Island? (which state in Southern New England is better?) on: March 15, 2017, 03:16:51 pm
I guess CT, since it's closer to NYC.
72  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the previous poster's signature: Return of the Jedi on: March 15, 2017, 03:14:57 pm
We got some classic quotes here, I approve.
73  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: February 2017 Federalist Convention (Voting) on: March 15, 2017, 12:16:57 pm
OFFICIAL BALLOT!!!

Bylaw Amendment

[X] Aye
[  ] Nay


Chairman:
[1] North Carolina Yankee


Vice Chairman:
[1] Leinad


June Convention City:
[1] Portland, Oregon
74  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you support the U.S. switching to the metric system? on: March 14, 2017, 06:49:33 pm
It would cause way too many problems to make us re-learn how to count.  Plus, as some have mentioned, Fahrenheit is an objectively better scale than Celsius, as it is both more precise and the 0-100 is roughly based on human comfort, instead of water.

What does this even mean?
75  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 2016-1076 - The Deputy Secretary of Federal Elections Act (PASSED TO SENATE) on: March 14, 2017, 05:32:24 pm
And becasue they haven't passed their rules yet, I currently don't have the power to open senate threads, correct?
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