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7701  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Jobs Now Act of 2012 (Debating) on: August 12, 2012, 09:54:36 pm
My administration would like to ensure that employers may not discriminate based on current employment status. Does the Senate think that could work its way into this bill?
7702  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Name two states that the previous poster would overperform in... on: August 12, 2012, 08:19:27 pm
Over:NJ and FL
Under: OH and IN
7703  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Thread on: August 12, 2012, 07:43:45 pm
I introduced a land value tax in the most recent budget. A land value tax is a tax on the unimproved value of land.The Northeast has no real property tax.


There is at the local level, I believe.
7704  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which "preceding poster" thread is the worst? on: August 12, 2012, 07:40:59 pm
Is the preceding poster a self parody

This.

I don't understand why a moderator of all people would make such a thread. This is literally nothing positive that can come from that thread.
7705  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which "preceding poster" thread is the worst? on: August 12, 2012, 07:29:56 pm
Is the preceding poster a self parody
7706  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Flame Warriors on: August 12, 2012, 03:33:29 pm
Wormyguy is fairly obviously our Capitalista, though he seems to have all but left the forum.
7707  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The SoEA is back and have something important to say on: August 12, 2012, 03:27:37 pm
Hm, well that much I tried pointing out well over a year ago.
7708  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The SoEA is back and have something important to say on: August 12, 2012, 01:19:52 pm
Hagrid raises a very valid point. While it's good to have a SoEA who cares about his job, it's probably not the smartest idea if the SoEA starts making up stories which cast a positive light on himself and the entire administration. I think this should be left up to the GM, who is much more objective and neutral on such matters. I mean, if this kind of thing becomes widespread, what prevents me - or any other Governor for that matter - from claiming that I reduced the unemployment rate to 1%?

Who said only the SoEA was involved with this story? Do you know the law?
7709  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The SoEA is back and have something important to say on: August 12, 2012, 12:55:35 pm
Very commendable that such a nearly impossible and farfetched series of events was able to happen for our liberal-controlled, fictional country! Smiley

Obviously your party knows the way: start a nuclear war with Iran and see what happens.

I think its your worldview that is unrealistic, not the fact that we are reaching out to a nation that could be a threat if we continue this Cold War style dick measuring contest.
7710  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of NY Jew on: August 12, 2012, 12:51:41 pm
HP
7711  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How would you campaign against the preceding poster? on: August 12, 2012, 12:45:23 pm
Sjoyce puts Israel before America and is willing to sell out to conservative social views.

And here I was thinking the consortium that would attempt to deny me the Presidency would include AIPAC, the Presidents' Conference, the Christian Coalition and Focus on the Family.

Against me?

Skip
7712  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How would you campaign against the preceding poster? on: August 12, 2012, 11:15:15 am
Sjoyce puts Israel before America and is willing to sell out to conservative social views.
7713  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How would you campaign against the preceding poster? on: August 12, 2012, 02:34:23 am
I would run on a more culturally liberal platform with an emphasis on the environment and foreign policy. The map would have similarities with Obama vs. Hillary, except Lief would win the black vote and I would talk the Jewish vote, with young voters splitting a bit more evenly.



Coincidentally, a 269-269 EV tie, not that that is relevant in a Democratic primary. I am not sure who would win the delegate math in this scenario.
7714  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Good Neighbor Resolution (Debating) on: August 12, 2012, 01:33:56 am
I cannot support this.  It makes it to easy for a small group of Senators to hold up the Senate and attack their political opponents.

It is already easy for a single Senator to do that. There are solutions for that.

Uh, would you care to elaborate on just how a single Senator under current rules may do that in any fashion similar to what this proposal risks unleashing?

Of course not. I don't want to give anyone any "ideas".
7715  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Make up a map between you and the preceding poster. on: August 12, 2012, 01:28:19 am
Governor Goldwater Republican of Washington: 272 EV and 49.8% PV
Governor Napoleon of Connecticut: 266 EV and 48.8% PV



Governor Napoleon builds a strong coalition of young voters, educated professionals, and minority voters, but Governor Goldwater successful courts older Independent voters with his socially moderate stances.

The closest state is Pennsylvania.
7716  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should Bushie move to Thailand? on: August 12, 2012, 01:20:42 am
This guy was a moderator here. Haha.
7717  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: MA: Mideast Budget 2012 (Debating) on: August 12, 2012, 12:08:26 am
Also is there any data we can get from the GM that shows the optimal marijuana tax where we will make the most revenue without users moving back to a black market and pay no taxes?

0%, considering the federal tax rates on marijuana.
7718  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Romney picks Paul Ryan as his running mate **official thread** on: August 11, 2012, 11:27:13 pm
This pick is lunacy. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a hack, a troll, an idiot, or the Republican presidential nominee. Most likely all four.

Fixed it! Grin

I wouldn't go that far. For example, they'd probably be equally likely to be the Republican vice presidential nominee. So no way can they also be most likely the Republican presidential nominee.

If Ryan thinks he is such a good pick, he doesn't need to run for the House.
7719  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Romney picks Paul Ryan as his running mate **official thread** on: August 11, 2012, 11:19:46 pm
This pick is lunacy. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a hack, a troll, an idiot, or the Republican presidential nominee. Most likely all four.

Fixed it! Grin
7720  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Sober on: August 11, 2012, 11:08:05 pm
Whoa, dude.
First of all, congratulations and good luck.

But......you are one of our most reasonable and intelligent posters. I don't recall ever seeing a post of yours that was rude or seemed lacking in thought.

Guess you will have to pick a new team though. Tongue
7721  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Rank how ideologically similar the preceding poster is to you on: August 11, 2012, 10:58:08 pm
Really, Nappy? Huh.

I'd say 6.

What does that mean?

SKIP
7722  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Rank how ideologically similar the preceding poster is to you on: August 11, 2012, 10:38:32 pm
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7723  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Make a map of the above four posters as two tickets on: August 11, 2012, 09:35:15 pm
Senator Scott of Connecticut/Representative Jones of New York- 285 EV and 50.8% PV
Senator Shua of Virginia/Senator Sanchez of Florida- 253 EV and 48.4% PV



The Republicans nominate long-time Senator Shua, a moderate of Virginia. To help consolidate the base, Shua selects the more conservative Senator Sanchez as his running-mate. With both hailing from swing states, the ticket looks strong and the Republican base is united.

The Democratics nominate Senator Scott, who defeated a left-wing challenge from Governor Snowstalker in the primary. To unite the Democrats, he selects left-wing Congressman Alfred Jones as his running mate, who is aiming to be the first gay Vice President. Scott runs a shrewd campaign, focusing heavily on his opponents' home states.

The friendly, folksy Democratic ticket is victorious despite Senator Shua's "elder statesman" appeal and moderate record. Numerous gaffes by Sanchez are blamed for the ticket's loss.
7724  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Romney picks Paul Ryan as his running mate **official thread** on: August 11, 2012, 06:47:59 pm
The GOP WILL NOT GET MY VOTE. YOU MUST HAVE AN EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN ON THE TICKET!!!!!!!Thanks for flipping us evangelicals off GOP

No sane person will cry over losing the fundie vote.

Are you saying fundies aren't sane? I happen to be quite sane.


Not my diagnosis.

7725  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Stating facts is not allowed now? on: August 11, 2012, 06:18:09 pm
I was referring to:

That is a disgusting post that deserved to be infracted. Taking posting advice from Snowstalker is not a good idea.

I also made a similar comment which was similarly censored.

Considering your past statements on racial matters, I do not see what is so wrong with what I said in the context given. Posts like the ones we are discussing are objectively bad and are bound to offend. There is no humor in the Holocaust, or racial epithets, to most people on this forum.
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