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76  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Anyone here wish they'd experienced 1967? on: July 20, 2017, 01:40:42 pm
No (likes modern technology)
77  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Can a person change their racial status by converting religions? on: July 20, 2017, 12:12:16 pm
Depends on if you consider "jewish" to be a race or not. Ive had several tell me it is, not that I buy it.

Isn't Jewish ethnicity a separate thing from being religiously Jewish?
78  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is Vox to news what Family Guy is to comedy? on: July 20, 2017, 10:42:42 am
Yes, and BRTD is to Atlas what Vox is to news and Family Guy is to comedy.

I beg to differ; BRTD is to Atlas what Breitbart is to news and The Big Bang Theory is to comedy.

BRTD's bad opinions about comedy television do not make him a bad poster.

What about his bad opinions on everything else.
79  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Alabama vs. Mississippi on: July 20, 2017, 10:28:00 am
Probably Alabama.
80  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Oklahoma County (OK) vs. Morrison County (MN) on: July 20, 2017, 10:22:20 am
Not Minnesota
81  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / SB - Bioengineered Food Disclosure Act (Debating) on: July 20, 2017, 09:51:31 am
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House Bill
To require food companies to disclose whether their products have been genetically modified.

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Bioengineered Food Disclosure Act


Section 1: Definitions
(a)   Bioengineering – food that contains genetic material that has been modified through in vitro recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) techniques; and for which the modification could not otherwise be obtained through conventional breeding or found in nature.

Section 2: Regulations
(a)   Require that a form of disclosure be included on food in the form of text.
(b)   Disclosure text shall read: “This product has been genetically modified”.
Atlasian People's House of Representatives
Passed 6-1 in the Atlasian House Assembled,


Sponsor time!
82  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / SB - The Storm Surge, Coastal Flooding... (Debating) on: July 20, 2017, 09:47:45 am
Quote from: Final House Text
House Bill
To provide investments into research and infrastructure

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The Storm Surge, Coastal Flooding, and Tsunami Prevention Act of 2017
1. 500 Million dollars shall be allocated to research new ways to prevent and/or hinder storm surge flooding from hurricanes, tropical storms, and nor'easters along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean coastlines of Atlasia.
2. 500 Million dollars shall be allocated to research new ways to prevent and/or hinder tsunami-based flooding from earthquakes and landslides both local and distant along the Pacific Ocean coastline of Atlasia.
3. Up to 8 Billion dollars shall be set aside and in reserve for construction of various dams, barrier islands, and potential seawalls once the research of how this may be accomplished and what, if any impact this may have on the environment is complete.
4. Climate Change may also be considered, particularly along vulnerable urban coastlines for prevention of coastal flooding as well.
Atlasian People's House of Representatives
Passed 8-0, in the Atlasian House Assembled,


Ima need a sponsor here.
83  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / HB 1134 - Veterans’ Dental Health Act (Final Vote) on: July 20, 2017, 09:39:35 am
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A BILL

To provide for dental benefits for veterans

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

SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the Veterans’ Dental Health Act.

SECTION 2. LEGISLATIVE ACTION
a. The exclusions of dental care established in 38 U.S. Code § 1710(c), 38 U.S. Code § 1712(a) and (b), and 38 U.S. Code § 2062 are hereby struck.
b. Dental care, including dental appliances and dentures, shall be furnished by the Department of Internal Affairs in the same manner as any other service.

Atlasian Senate
Passed 5-0-1 in the Atlasian Senate assembled
Be it resolved, X Senator PiT, PPT

Can I get a sponsor over here?
84  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / HR 1133 - Joint Resolution Commemorating Southern Heritage (Debating) on: July 20, 2017, 09:34:36 am
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Joint Resolution Commemorating the Abolition of Slavery and Honoring Those Subjugated Under Slavery

Whereas approximately twelve million enslaved people were brought from Africa to the Americas;

Whereas those that survived the journey were subjected to torture, rape, separation from their families, and the degradation inherent to the institution of slavery;

Whereas slavery was abolished in those lands under the control of the federal government by the Emancipation Proclamation and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment;

Whereas on June 19th, 1865, General Gordon Granger announced the emancipation of the last remaining slaves in the nation;

Whereas those African-Americans who had been slaves in Texas celebrated June 19th as the anniversary of their emancipation;

Whereas this tradition has been handed down by their descendants from generation to generation;

Whereas June 19th has been celebrated for over 150 years to honor all those who endured the barbarity of slavery and to celebrate the abolition of that institution; and

Whereas the strength and determination of African-American slaves stands as an example to Atlasians of all colors, creeds, cultures, and religions: Now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Congress of Atlasia assembled,

That June 19 be commemorated as a day of remembrance and reflection on African-American history and heritage and a celebration of freedom, and be designated "Juneteenth," a national holiday.

Atlasian Senate
Passed 6-0 in the Atlasian Senate assembled
Be it resolved, X Senator PiT, PPT

We needs us a sponsor.
85  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / HB 1132 - Presidential Succession Act of 2017 (Amended, Final Vote) on: July 20, 2017, 09:29:51 am
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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

I tihnk this is the next thing I need to bring up, which is apparently a House originated bill that was amended by the Senate. So, as per usual this will be an immediate final vote with no debate period. Please vote AYE, NAY, or Abstain.
86  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing - Encke for Deputy GM (Questioning) on: July 20, 2017, 09:18:48 am
I would like to get more people talking here, if we can.
87  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing - Fhtagn for SoIA (Final Vote) on: July 20, 2017, 09:12:49 am
By a unanimous vote of 6-0, Fhtagn had been confirmed to the position of SoIA.
88  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who would you rather have as Education Secretary? on: July 18, 2017, 10:31:20 pm
Rhee, because I support charter schools and low-income school vouchers.
89  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Klartext Landfill for Absurd, Ignorant, and Deplorable Posts VI on: July 18, 2017, 09:56:46 pm

90  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is your favorite Atlasism? on: July 18, 2017, 06:45:05 pm
Blaxican
91  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: What do you disagree about most with the previous poster? on: July 18, 2017, 05:54:51 pm
Also the fact that I disagree with libertarianism as a philosophy in of itself.

So do I. Tongue

*SKIP*
92  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 1128 - Student Loan Reform Act (Passed) on: July 18, 2017, 05:32:22 pm
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Student Loan Reform Act
1. Total federal student direct and Perkins loan disbursements shall be capped at $10,000 per year per individual in absence of the presence of a co-maker or endorser on the note.
     a. The yearly cap shall be indexed to inflation.

2. Debt owed on student loans shall be dischargeable in Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy without the need to prove undue hardship.
     a. This shall apply to student loans that have already been disbursed.

3. The provisions of this bill will go into effect on July 1, 2018.
Atlasian Regional Senate

Passed 4-1-1 in the Atlasian Senate assembled
Be it resolved, X Senator PiT, PPT

Atlasian People's House of Representatives
Passed 9-0 in the Atlasian House Assembled,


President of Congress

93  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HR 1129 - Joint Resolution...Military Coups (Debating) on: July 18, 2017, 05:30:29 pm
Quote from: Final Text
House Resolution
To formally apologize for Atlasian involvement in various regime change efforts and other purposes.

Be it resolved in both Houses of Congress Assembled,
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Joint Resolution of Formal Apology for Atlasia's Involvement in Military Coups

Whereas, Atlasia has a long history of confirmed participation in regime change in foreign sovereign nations.

Whereas, Atlasia funded and participated in actions to remove Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh from power for wishing to nationalize the oil industry, forcing him to spend the rest of his life in house arrest.

Whereas, Atlasia equipped rebels to overthrow Guatemalan President Jacobo Árbenz when his policies contradicted the interests of the United Fruit Company.

Whereas, Atlasia deeply involved itself in plans to capture and execute Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba.

Whereas, Atlasia provided military equipment and weapons for the ouster of Brazilian President João Goulart, which led to a series of juntas for several decades.

Whereas, Atlasia supported Augusto Pinochet in his overthrow of Chilean President Salvador Allende, despite full knowledge of Pinochet's severe human rights abuses.

Whereas, government involvement in the overthrow of legitimate and democratically elected foreign governments is an affront to the sovereignty of nations and to human dignity.

Whereas, all of these incidents led to the installment of dictators who would go on to deprive millions of people of basic human rights.

Whereas, all of these incidents severely set back the development of democratic, social, and economic institutions in these countries.

RESOLVED by the Congress of Atlasia assembled.

1. Acknowledges the historical significance of this event which resulted in the suppression of the inherent sovereignty of the peoples of Iran, Guatemala, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Brazil, and Chile;

2. Apologizes to Iranians, Guatemalans, Congolese, Brazilians, and Chileans on behalf of the people of the Atlasia for the overthrow of their respective governments with the participation of agents and citizens of Atlasia, and the deprivation of the rights of their citizens to self-determination;

3. Expresses its commitment to acknowledge the ramifications of the overthrow of these governments, in order to provide a proper foundation for reconciliation between Atlasia and the peoples of Iran, Guatemala, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Brazil, and Chile;

4. Condemns the decisions and actions taken by former Atlasian presidents which led to the overthrow of these governments; and

5. Urges the President of Atlasia to also acknowledge the ramifications of the overthrow of the governments of Iran, Guatemala, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Brazil, and Chile and to support reconciliation efforts between the Atlasia and the peoples of their nations.

DISCLAIMER.

Nothing in this Joint Resolution is intended to serve as a settlement of any claims against Atlasia.

Atlasian Regional Senate
Passed 6-0 in the Atlasian Senate assembled
Be it resolved, X Senator PiT, PPT

Atlasian People's House of Representatives
Passed 9-0 in the Atlasian House Assembled,


President of Congress
94  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: What do you disagree about most with the previous poster? on: July 18, 2017, 05:19:06 pm
IIRC, he's a protectionist when it comes to trade, so probably that.
95  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HR 1129 - Joint Resolution...Military Coups (Final Vote) on: July 18, 2017, 01:25:47 pm
By a vote of 9-0, this passes.
96  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 1128 - Student Loan Reform Act (Final Vote) on: July 18, 2017, 01:23:55 pm
By a vote of 9-0, this passes.
97  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1st and 2nd Choices, 1992 Election on: July 17, 2017, 02:47:00 pm
[1] Bush
[2] Clinton

#NeverPerot
98  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: The word "Hispanic" on: July 16, 2017, 02:25:47 pm
What was the point of this thread getting revived?

BRTD's obsessive hard-on for an event that happened on this forum almost 10 years ago.
99  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: The word "Hispanic" on: July 16, 2017, 02:23:01 pm
Gully Foyle, you really are from Ireland right? If you are, you probably have no idea what you're talking about. Hispanic means something in the US, so that's all. It means something period.

This is one of the most underrated BEST posts in forum history.

No, no it's not.
100  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Confirmation Hearing - Encke for Deputy GM (Questioning) on: July 16, 2017, 02:21:51 pm
I will be closing this application period early as I have found someone who I think will be an excellent fit for the job. I am proud to nominate Encke for Deputy GM, I request that the senate swiftly confirm the nominee.

X1184AZ
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