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76  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?
77  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.
78  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.
79  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
80  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?
81  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?
82  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Rank the Previous Posters from left to right on: March 14, 2017, 05:19:08 pm
Foreign Policy

Alex
L.D. Smith
TimTurner
White Trash
JTC
Peebs
Figueria
xingkerui
1184AZ?
LLR
NeverAgain
Eharding
RFayette
Goldwater

I'm guessing this must just be a dove-hawk scale and isn't factoring in things like trade, support for international organizations, immigration, etc?
83  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Rank the Previous Posters from left to right on: March 14, 2017, 05:04:15 pm
Alex
xīngkěruž

JTC
Figueira
Peebs
White Trash
AZ
NeverAgain
LLR

TimTurner
(Me?)
Eharding
RFayette

84  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of non-swing voter on: March 14, 2017, 01:52:17 pm
I am glad he is a Democrat. Voted Mixed.

As am I. The Democrats need some people that make them look bad. Wink
85  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Kalwejt Foundation for the Promotion of Atlas Hilarity on: March 14, 2017, 01:44:54 pm
No. As the greatest country on earth, we must not conform to the ways of lesser countries. The metric system has too much order to it anyways.
86  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you support the U.S. switching to the metric system? on: March 14, 2017, 01:43:43 pm
I don't know how feasible it would be to change at this point, but the metric system obviously makes more sense.
87  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Michael Bloomberg on: March 14, 2017, 12:45:07 pm
One of the worst.
88  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of redistribution of income/wealth on: March 14, 2017, 12:38:57 pm
Necessary to some extent, though I hesitate to call it a "freedom concept".
89  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: It's my birthday today on: March 14, 2017, 12:31:14 pm
90  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Rank the Previous Posters from left to right on: March 14, 2017, 12:28:40 pm
I remember we had a thread like this a few years ago, but both the active posters and political climate have change since then, so I'm curious about what this would be like now.
91  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: If the last three posters were running for POTUS who would you vote for and why? on: March 14, 2017, 11:22:44 am
[1] Mario 64 Music
[2] Peebs
[3] simossad
[4] JustinTimeCuber
92  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Christian Socialism and the Religious left on: March 14, 2017, 11:14:07 am
You know, for some odd reason I'm getting the impression that Jerry Browns '76 and '92 are both cool. Tsongas '92 as well, though both seem to have become protectionists by then. Wink
93  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 1085 - The Federal Penitentiary Reform Act of 2017 (FPRA) (Debating) on: March 14, 2017, 12:05:20 am
Okay, I will move this along to the president for his signature or veto.

Quote
Act of Congress
To reform the prison system, abolish private prisons and other purposes

Be it enacted in both houses of Congress Assembled,

Quote
The Federal Penitentiary Reform Act of 2017 (FPRA)

This Act recognizes the need to reform our outdated, costly and inadequate criminal justice system. For too long the federal government has been unwilling to take the necessary steps to challenge the long standing inequalities that exist in the Justice System.

Private Prisons

1.) The use of Federally ran private prisons is hereby ended in Atlasia. No new contracts shall be granted for private prisons, and existing private prisons shall be brought under control of the Justice Department.

2.) Private prisons that are managed by local, state and regional offices that keep continue to contract out prison services to private firms shall be faced with a levy of 10% on their yearly revenue.

Prison Education Expansion

1.) This act acknowledges that expanding educational opportunities, and job training for those incarcerated in prison greatly lowers their chance of re-offending, and puts them on the path for reintegration into society.

2.) This Act grants $500 million to develop educational facilities in Federal Prisons, to provide education, job training, and placing ex-convicts in paid positions with partnering companies.

3.) 30,000 Pell grants will be authorized in a pilot scheme to provide higher education to prisoners who will be completing their sentences within 5 years of beginning their degree.

Federal Prison Conditions and Standards

1.) No Juvenile prisoners shall be kept in Solidarity Confinement. Prisoners over the age of 18 shall only be kept in Solidarity Confinement for up to 21 days at any one time.

2.) $20 million is hereby set aside for a pilot scheme to create non violent wings of prisons, where prisoners who've been convicted of non-violent offensives shall be housed.

3.) $200 million is hereby allocated for mental health facilitates, training for staff and treatment for prisoners with mental health conditions.

4.) All prison staff should be trained in conflict resolution, and safe, and proper restraining techniques.

5.) If a prison does not have adequately secure facilities to house criminals with a history of dangerous and violent behavior apart from solitary confinement cells, they shall be transferred to a prison that does.

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 6-2 in the Atlasian House Assembled,


President of Congress:


94  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 1085 - The Federal Penitentiary Reform Act of 2017 (FPRA) (Final Vote) on: March 13, 2017, 11:36:30 pm
Right, this bill has passed 6-2, just as Speaker Yankee has pointed out.
95  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Christian Socialism and the Religious left on: March 13, 2017, 11:25:54 pm
We dont need William Jennings Bryan Ted Cruz type politicians now more than ever

Fixed again. Tongue. (Though WJB would be an excellent improvement over traditional Dems).
In a party system that pitted WJB-type Dems against Bloomberg-type Reps, which party would you be inclined to vote for?

Yuck. Come on, aren't there any better examples of secular somewhat socially liberalish right wingers? Tongue

The point is to propose the worst. What would you prefer? Lincoln Chafee? Rudy Giuliani?

...You know, I'm having a hard time thinking of anybody I actually like at the moment. Now I'm depressed. Sad
96  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Christian Socialism and the Religious left on: March 13, 2017, 11:09:06 pm
We dont need William Jennings Bryan Ted Cruz type politicians now more than ever

Fixed again. Tongue. (Though WJB would be an excellent improvement over traditional Dems).
In a party system that pitted WJB-type Dems against Bloomberg-type Reps, which party would you be inclined to vote for?

Yuck. Come on, aren't there any better examples of secular somewhat socially liberalish right wingers? Tongue
97  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Casinos should really be banned except for resort destinations like Vegas on: March 13, 2017, 09:58:35 pm
Maybe it's becasue I was born in Nevada, so that's what I am subconsciously comparing things to, but it doesn't really seem like "mega casinos" are all over the place to me...

I was sitting in the food court staring across the street at a casino with 5,000 slot machines and people in wheelchairs being bussed in.  Nevada is one thing, but going with Aunt Thelma to play slots on a Wednesday after shopping is quite another.  At least put them in hotels or something.

This statement is weird. You don't think normal people who live normal lives live in Nevada?

I've been to Nevada, I didn't see mega casinos attached to shopping malls there.  I am fine with casinos being in Las Vegas because that's a resort destination.

Er, what? Every single town in Nevada has at least one casino. Do you really think they're all resort  destinations?

I didn't know that, I haven't toured Nevada much.  My topic was more directed towards resorts in Las Vegas - which seems fine to me.  I think other casino options should be restricted the same way we restrict Tobacco ads though, because they're detrimental to society.

Fair enough, I think we got kind of sidetracked here. My point was that I wasn't aware of casinos being prevalent enough in most states for this to be an issues, considering the fact that organized gambling is mostly illegal outside of Indian Reservations.
98  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Casinos should really be banned except for resort destinations like Vegas on: March 13, 2017, 09:47:50 pm
Maybe it's becasue I was born in Nevada, so that's what I am subconsciously comparing things to, but it doesn't really seem like "mega casinos" are all over the place to me...

I was sitting in the food court staring across the street at a casino with 5,000 slot machines and people in wheelchairs being bussed in.  Nevada is one thing, but going with Aunt Thelma to play slots on a Wednesday after shopping is quite another.  At least put them in hotels or something.

This statement is weird. You don't think normal people who live normal lives live in Nevada?

I've been to Nevada, I didn't see mega casinos attached to shopping malls there.  I am fine with casinos being in Las Vegas because that's a resort destination.

Er, what? Every single town in Nevada has at least one casino. Do you really think they're all resort  destinations?
99  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Casinos should really be banned except for resort destinations like Vegas on: March 13, 2017, 09:40:04 pm
Maybe it's becasue I was born in Nevada, so that's what I am subconsciously comparing things to, but it doesn't really seem like "mega casinos" are all over the place to me...

I was sitting in the food court staring across the street at a casino with 5,000 slot machines and people in wheelchairs being bussed in.  Nevada is one thing, but going with Aunt Thelma to play slots on a Wednesday after shopping is quite another.  At least put them in hotels or something.

This statement is weird. You don't think normal people who live normal lives live in Nevada?
100  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: So who do you vote for if you're moderate but not a socialist/communist? on: March 13, 2017, 09:38:20 pm
So basically you're a republican but you don't want people to think you're racist so you vote democrat?

Show me one quote where I have said anything even remotely racist.

I think you are missing his point.
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