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126  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: Anti-Gambling Exploitation Act of 2012 [Debating] on: May 28, 2012, 08:24:25 pm

Because it is the right of an individual to use these substances in a manner that doesn't harm (subjective) another.  And it is also the right for an individual to be permitted to purchase alcohol at an establishment that has a gambling machine (Which by the way is completely broad).  The important thing that people should, but don't all seem to understand is that gambling is just fun.  You shouldn't ever expect to come out ahead, so if I want some alcohol while gambling, why shouldn't it be permitted?
I hope the assembly doesn't support this.  I can't imagine missing out on my shots when I'm in the poker room Wink

Tell that to the family of the gambler and drinker who has spent their last cent on gambling and alcohol when the family has nothing to eat, the kids go to bed hungry every night, and the family is facing eviction because the rent has not been paid in months because daddy has spent all his earnings at the casino or bar.
Besides being outlandishly dramatic, in such a situation, it is the responsibility of the individual and their family, not the casino. Banning alcohol consumption at casinos will not remedy this issue. The problem is at the personal level: we can only truly help the situation by advancing G.A. and A.A. programs.
127  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Representative Alfred F. Jones (Labor-NY): Reelection Campaign Again on: May 27, 2012, 10:19:42 pm
Thanks to both of you, and Pyro: I'm endorsing you here, because you don't appear to have an office. You could rent my sister's house, if you wanted to.
Thank you very much! Hehe, well I don't find it necessary to have an office thread while encompassing this marginal role in public servility, but if I run for governor or senate in the next couple months, I'll start one.
128  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: Anti-Gambling Exploitation Act of 2012 [Debating] on: May 27, 2012, 10:14:03 pm
Which raises the question in my mind, why are mind altering substances, marijuana, LSD, etc., available legally in the Northeast anyway?
It is not the state's responsibility to interfere in the personal decisions of others.
129  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: Anti-Gambling Exploitation Act of 2012 [Debating] on: May 27, 2012, 10:09:42 pm
For the most part, those I know who do like to gamble in casinos enjoy the alcoholic drinks served, and the individuals know their limits. They do not go crazy, get drunk, nor spend every cent they have due to the alcohol or any other drug they ingested. It seems to me that those who have addictions to or problems with gambling would still have said issues without drugs or alcohol consumption. If an individual consumes enough of a particular substance to change their decisions, it is the responsibility of the individual to know their limits.

Instead, we should increase promotion of Gamblers Anonymous and similar endeavors to prevent problems at their core: at the individual level.
130  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Your 2016 Picks Part 5 -- Final Showdown on: May 27, 2012, 01:34:10 pm
Feingold.
131  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: How will the polls be over the summer? on: May 27, 2012, 01:31:24 pm
Probably a slight Obama advantage over Romney.


132  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Representative Alfred F. Jones (Labor-NY): Reelection Campaign Again on: May 27, 2012, 01:30:28 pm
Proudly endorsed. Smiley
133  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: Anti-Gambling Exploitation Act of 2012 [Debating] on: May 27, 2012, 01:24:31 pm
Why is this necessary, Simfan?
134  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: The Roscoe Conkling Equity Before the Law Act [Veto Override Vote] on: May 27, 2012, 01:21:57 pm
Aye, definitely
135  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE2: Mind-Altering Substance Accountability Act of 2012 [Voting] on: May 27, 2012, 01:20:35 pm
Nay
136  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE2: Sbane Windfarm Act [Voting] on: May 22, 2012, 11:41:26 pm
Aye
137  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE2: Sbane Windfarm Act [Debating] on: May 22, 2012, 02:37:38 pm
Aye
138  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: The Roscoe Conkling Equity Before the Law Act [Voting] on: May 22, 2012, 12:29:10 am
Aye
139  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Voting Booth:Fair Compliance Amendment on: May 19, 2012, 09:38:19 pm
Aye
140  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: NE Budget & Tax Committe Resolution [Voting] on: May 18, 2012, 01:13:11 am
Sorry, wasn't around today, but would've voted Aye.
141  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Thread on: May 14, 2012, 03:48:31 pm
Welcome to the Assembly, Alfred! Smiley

Now that the left has the majority once again, we can resume working on some legislation to benefit the working class, while reforming our system to make Atlasia more active and fun!
142  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Special Election and Referendum May 11th on: May 14, 2012, 12:26:33 am
Congrats, Alfred!
Too bad about the Mitigation Act, though. Oh, well. It passed with only a slim margin.
143  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: Northeastern Annals Act on: May 13, 2012, 03:28:47 pm
Aye
144  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Labor Party Standing Committee thread on: May 11, 2012, 10:01:30 pm
Napoleon
[X]Yes []No
Young Tweed
[X]Yes []No
Oakvale
[]Yes []No [X]Abstain

Labor Endorsement order Preference(Only candidates that receive over 50% of the vote):
[X] Abstain
I am torn between two of the candidates, and therefore cannot make any official preferences of endorsements at this time.
145  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: Northeastern Annals Act on: May 11, 2012, 12:12:52 am
This sounds spectacular. I am completely on board.
146  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Special Election and Referendum May 10th on: May 10, 2012, 11:22:15 pm
Official Ballot

Representatives
[X] Alfred E. Jones (Labor Party)
[ ] Jerseyrules (Popular Liberty Party)
[ ] Write-in:                 

Referendum
[ ] Aye
[X] Nay
[ ] Abstain
147  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: Vacancy Mitigation Act [Debating] on: May 09, 2012, 03:04:10 pm
Nay
148  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: Vacancy Mitigation Act [Debating] on: May 09, 2012, 02:19:24 am
No, I cannot support this. The slope is already slippery enough concerning appointments, something which I'm generally against. Assembly appointments I would consider, as I believe that would be more representative of the peoples' will, but Gubernatorial ones, even if temporary, are out of the question.
149  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE2: Northeast Healthy Skin Act of 2012 [Debating] on: May 09, 2012, 02:11:26 am
Aye
150  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE2: Northeast Healthy Skin Act of 2012 [Debating] on: May 07, 2012, 09:35:27 pm
That sounds better to me. I do agree that it's best to leave the penalty for the first offense fairly low. Pyro?
If those are the highest numbers the governor approves of, then yes. However, considering tanning salon businesses would hear about this relatively quickly, I just don't have any sympathy for them not following the law. These are places making money off possibly giving people cancer, after all. I just hope a $1000 penalty is enough to make these salons take this seriously.
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