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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: National Parks Act of 2015 on: July 28, 2015, 04:03:08 pm

National Parks Act of 2015

1. The following areas of cultural and environmental significance across the Atlasian mainland are hereby set aside as national parks.

a) Atchafalaya Basin (Lousiana) - One hundred fifty square miles of forestry and swampland spanning St. Martin, Iberia and St. Mary parishes shall be set aside.
b) Stronghold Table (South Dakota) - The south unit of Badlands National Park shall be convert into a jointly administered Tribal National Park in association with the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
c) Driftless Rivers (Wisconsin) - The core area of the Driftless Area, or Paleozoic Plateau, shall be set aside to preserve a location reminiscent of the ancient glaciers which once covered it
d) Mount St. Helens (Washington) - The current Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument shall be redesignated Mount St. Helens National Park in its entirety.
e) High Allegheny (West Virginia) - The northern portions of the Monongahela National Forest, and western portions of the George Washington National Forest shall be included in this park. Nearby farms and forests shall be designated heritage areas.
f) North Woods (Maine) - A 3.2 million acre national park and preserve shall be created in the North Woods of Maine, and a National Recreation Area established too.
g) Mount Hood (Oregon) - Mount Hood and its neighboring Columbia Gorge shall be set aside officially as one protected national park.
h) Rim Rock Canyons (Colorado) - The Colorado National Monument shall officially be designated as a national park.
i) Valles Caldera (New Mexico) - This national preserve shall be officially designated as a national park and be operated in association with the Pueblo Indian tribe.

2. The National Park Service shall be allocated $300 million per year for the establishment and maintenance of these national parks.

X bore
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Amendment to the Constitutions on: July 28, 2015, 04:02:03 pm
I support Cris's amendment
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Gubernatorial Special Election and Referenda - July 2015 on: July 26, 2015, 09:07:07 pm
[ 5 ] SomebodyWhoExists (Hispanic as a race on the U.S census party - PR)
[ 2 ] evergreen (Uncultured Marxist Party - ME)
[ 3 ] Blair2015 (Labor - MA)
[ 4 ] pikachu (TPP - NJ)
[ 1 ] oakvale (Vote Oakvale For An Independent Northeast - DE)

Inactivity: Yes

Animals: Nay
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: National Parks Act of 2015 on: July 24, 2015, 09:19:55 pm
I'm unclear what the final bill is here, was yankee's amendment adopted or was the mount st helen one adopted?
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Emergency War Powers Resolution (Passed) on: July 24, 2015, 09:17:49 pm
I don't think I can take action on resolutions
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Criminal Justice (Reform) Act on: July 24, 2015, 09:16:03 pm
X bore
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Public Office of the Bore/Nix Administration (A New Atlasia and A New Game) on: July 23, 2015, 09:41:32 am
I'm reluctant to do anything with regard to the (unjustly) banned Griffin issue for a few more days until the dust clears and we discover what's happened
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: POST HERE IF YOU WANT TO BE CONSIDERED AS A MOD on: July 21, 2015, 05:17:27 am
I have no desire to be a mod and therefore feel that I'm the most qualified here.
9  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Office of Game Moderator Foucaulf - SUGGESTIONS WELCOMED on: July 20, 2015, 06:44:21 pm
How about AMS like in the Scottish Parliament? You get the benefit of constituencies plus pretty much full proportionality?
10  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Office of Game Moderator Foucaulf - SUGGESTIONS WELCOMED on: July 20, 2015, 03:13:54 pm
I think there needs to be a decision over whether this is to be a government sim or an election sim, and, if it's the case that it's a government sim there absolutely has to be balance in the parliament. A major problem with atlasia was the fact that atlas leans left so election were too easy and the senate too warped to have real debates. For a centre leftist there was nothing to do and for a right winger there was no point even trying. So if it's going to be a government sim I think quotas for different political views need to be considered. Elections would be needed to shake things up but there should always be a solid block of both wings to make things challenging.
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Article of Impeachment Against Vice President Nix on: July 19, 2015, 05:06:16 pm
Going from opening the trial to recommending a final vote, without even hearing the defendant in an hour would make Andrei Vyshinsky blush.
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Emergency War Powers Resolution (Voting Open) on: July 19, 2015, 04:52:38 pm
I have to say I'm rather annoyed at the language used in this bill, specifically this:
Emergency War Powers Resolution

2.) This resolution hereby announces that the Senate of Atlasia has lost faith in the actions of the Federal Government and President Bore over it's lack of leadership over the invasion of the Pacific. The Senate condemns the violent actions of TNF's unlawful government, and demands that all his forces surrender, and he turns himself in for arrest.

I was away, for literally a day, at a wedding, where I only had internet access on my phone, and could only read pms and, eventually post something on my thread making this clear. I had already informed the GM and the VP of this yesterday evening, and both can confirm. I am deeply deeply sorry that I did not spend the entire time at the wedding trying to navigate atlas.

Before I left the GM had said nothing about this rebellion.

13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Improving Access to Abortion Act of 2015 (Debating) on: July 19, 2015, 04:41:34 pm
It's also worth pointing out that the Supreme Court effectively ruled that abortions are a regional matter.
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The White House (Bore/Nix Administration) on: July 19, 2015, 04:39:30 pm
Quote from:  Executive Order 11

The Atlasian Military, by any means necessary, is authorised to force the surrender of Revolutionary forces under the control of TNF.

All local militias, police forces and regional and federal agencies shall be subordinate to the Atlasian Military to achieve this.

15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Public Office of the Bore/Nix Administration (A New Atlasia and A New Game) on: July 19, 2015, 02:06:21 pm
OK, I have now got my computer back, which I guess is good news for me and bad news for the baying mob outside Tongue If anyone was wondering why the thread was locked it must have been an accident when using my mobile (trying to do so for this forum is impossible, which is why I'm sure you'll forgive me for not attempting to)

Regarding the TNF thing obviously I'm strongly against it and will do everything I can to stop it. If it exists. But it seems to me that everyone has lost their marbles over this. As far as I'm concerned, as I have been since the aftermath of DemPGH's resignation, something is not real until the GM speaks on it. DKrol has not indicated if there is an actual dictatorship of the proletariat (In the Year of Our Lord 2015) so to send in the troops or behead TNF or anything else would just be daft. Regarding his statements I haven't read them so I don't know if they are treasonous or whatever else. That can be decided later.

Turning now to the Attorney General, I don't know and was not informed what the evidence is in any prosecutions or lack of prosecutions. I have always let my cabinet act independently. If the senate wants to impeach Al then I can not and will not stop them, but I am not going to prejudge that either.

Finally regarding the, frankly, bizarre allegations that I've committed treason by suggesting a reboot not a reform (which, for what it is worth, is winning by a large margin in BK's poll) I've always said that I regard the two as basically the same thing, but would prefer a reform because it is a tidier ending and a more structured beginning. That said, the Constitutional Convention has ground to a halt and the senate has basically packed up it's bags so you'll forgive me if it seems like the time has come for a different approach. It's also worth saying that any reform which doesn't involve a legislative reset and a different type of government is not worthy of the name.
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Public Office of the Bore/Nix Administration (A New Atlasia and A New Game) on: July 19, 2015, 06:32:36 am
As I have told nix and dkrol I only have mobile internet at the moment, so there is not much I can do at the moment.

As far as I'm concerned until and if dissolution occurs the game continues as it is at the moment. Which is why I suspended the stock exchange/ continue making appointments etc.

EDIT: I will have a computer within the next 12 hours.
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The White House (Bore/Nix Administration) on: July 18, 2015, 12:44:53 pm

Quote from:  Executive Order 10

All trade on the stock exchanges are hereby halted until further notice.

18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Public Office of the Bore/Nix Administration (SoIA and SoEA needed) on: July 18, 2015, 08:22:32 am
0 score and 11 years ago, tweed brought forth on this board a new nation, founded on the principle of spergs having fun. Now we are engaged in a less than great ending testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.

Atlasia is dying. We have whole regions in open rebellion, almost all active citizens want something completely different, a senate which has like 2 active members, unfilled and unfillable cabinet posts and rampant inactivity across all levels of government. Everything major has been debated and exhausted. We've moved from gay marriage and abortion through dog meat and incest and onto, well, nothing. We have tackled healthcare and education a hundred times and any new attempt is constricted by obscure and incoherent past laws. We have had a magnificent run. But literally the only thing that can now pass are minor programmes giving funds to the regions (who will, of course, never act on them) for specific well meaning but minor programmes. No one came in to the game for this.

As recently as a few days ago I endorsed an in game method of reform, because that seemed like the most appropriate and ordered way of doing things. But when the facts change, so must our opinions. A constitutional convention is impossible now, not only to call, but to handle. The game has lost all legitimacy except with a few.

The time has come, and I say this with a heavy heart, to burn down the game, lock everything, remember the good times and forget the bad, turn our swords into plowshares, and let a replacement spring up organically. Atlasia was once fresh and small and active and new and organic, and it's replacement can be as well.
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Moderate Populist Centrist Union of Atlasia on: July 18, 2015, 08:01:38 am
"to recognize no political principle other than the Constitution of the country, the Union of the states, and the Enforcement of the Laws
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The White House (Bore/Nix Administration) on: July 17, 2015, 06:24:17 pm

Quote from:  Executive Order 9

Kalwejt is nominated for SoEA

21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Protection of Atlasians from Arbitrary Forum Administration Act on: July 17, 2015, 06:13:47 pm
There's no reason to have IP there because people only get deregistered if their account is banned.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Protection of Atlasians from Arbitrary Forum Administration Act on: July 17, 2015, 05:40:47 pm
Obviously this bill is a good idea, but am I the only person who finds it a bit, I don't know, wordy?

A Bill

For the purposes of protecting Atlasians from in game repercussions resulting from the arbitrary and uneven  nature of the present forum moderation To protect Atlasians from being unfairly banned

Bill Title: This Bill shall be entitled the “Protection of Atlasians from Arbitrary Forum Administration Unfairly Banned Atlasians Act”.

Section 1. Definitions
1. Accidentally Banned - Any poster whose account or IP was banned completely unintentionally as a result of trying to ban another poster.
2. Mistakenly Banned - Any poster whose account or IP was banned under the incorrect belief that said person had committed a violation warranting such a ban, but was later proven to have not committed such an act, leading to a restoration of the account.

Section 2. Registration
The following clause shall be inserted as clauses 4 and 5 of the Deregistration of Banned Members Act:
“4.  Any forum member shall have their registration immediately restored whereupon when a member of the Forum administration or moderator team has announced that an accidentally or mistaken ban had occurred.” announces that the ban was mistaken or accidental."

“5. The Registrar General, or officer fulfilling the same capacity over the registration and census, shall wait 72 hours, following the announcement by the forum administration or moderator staff, of a poster having been banned from the forum before removing said banned Atlasians from the rolls.”

Section 3: Offices
1. Any poster who was accidentally or mistakenly banned by the forum administration shall be immediately restored to the offices which they held, unless the restoration is subsequent to next regularly scheduled election to that office.

2. No appointments shall be made, nor special elections called for vacancies arising from the deregistration of a banned member until the Registrar General, or like officer fulfilling the same capacity over the registration and census, has officially removed from the rolls following the 72 hour waiting period established in Section 2 of this act.

Section 4: Effectiveness
This bill shall go into effect immediately upon its adoption as Federal Statute.
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Alleviating Rural Poverty Act of 2015 on: July 16, 2015, 02:54:58 pm
I'm very glad we were finally able to pass this. Thank you everyone Smiley
Rural Transport Investment Fund Act

1a. The department of Internal Affairs shall create, oversee and manage a 500 million dollar fund  to provide grants for the express purpose of helping to finance and support rural bus services across the Nation.
1b Grants shall only be given to companies or regional or local governments if it is contingent on an affordable service being introduced to an area which has not already got a bus or other public transportation service.
2. 30% of these investment funds must be devoted to supporting more energy efficient transport options such as Hydrogen or Electric buses.
3. An additional 100 million shall be appropriated to set up a pilot scheme to subsidise a proportion of taxi costs to be eligible to be received by people who do not have a car and can not access any form of public transportation

X Bore
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Justice System Reform Bill 2 2015 on: July 16, 2015, 02:53:16 pm
LegalAid Creation Act

1. This bill, hereby creates a federal scheme operated by the Department of Justice that will provide LegalAid for vulnerable groups in society (outlined below). These groups have been identified as lacking the resources, or access to legal representation which is necessary for equal opportunities.

2. 5 billion will hereby be appropriated from the Federal Budget to fund a comprehensive legal Aid pilot scheme which will provide both support to law firms and solo attorneys, and direct support to individuals to allow them to afford legal representation.

2b. $500 million of the 5 billion mentioned above will be given to inner city law firms and solo attorneys that provide pro-bono services, and voluntary work to help disproportionately affected groups. The maximum amount that any one firm can receive is $50,000. For firms to qualify for this funding they must

2c. Have the equivalent of a 0.25 FTE (full time equivalent) workload dedicated towards public defense cases over a period of 12 months.

2b. Firms and lawyers must register with relevant regional and Federal agencies.

2c.Take at least one Graduate where possible per year, mentioned below.

2d. The level of funding, whilst remaining capped will be dependent on several factors such as population demographics, a firm's or individual attorney's ethical and legal history, it’s involvement in local community and any other mitigating factors

3. $4 Billion were from the scheme will be put towards the LegalAid scheme where low income individuals can receive financial compensation to pay for legal representation. This money will be directly paid to legal practices, who will then be compelled under law to provide legal representation to said individual

3b. The individuals, and/or there household must be at the highest 130% above the Federal Poverty line outlined at the Department of Health and Human Services, a branch of the Department of the Interior

3c. Any individual or household that is between 131% and 150% above the Federal Poverty line shall receive partial funding where 50% of their legal fees can be paid for by the LegalAid Scheme

3d. all law firms must sign and confirm this funding to ensure that the individual is turning up to scheduled meetings and court dates.

3e. Likewise all law firms that are operating under the LegalAid scheme must submit accounts, court records and further evidence where necessary to the Department of Justice, who can validate that the money has been used to provide legal assistance to said families.

4. $500 million will be taken from the above funding to help, encourage and aid law students and graduates to work in inner city, rural and LegalAid approved law firms through non repayable grants

4b. Students must apply directly to the LegalAid program to receive this funding, and must meet a number of criteria's. They must have a household income of less than $150,000 dollars, and they must be studying law or any equivalent degree at an approved university, college or similar institution.

4c. The funding will be given to students after they finish their degree, and the amount of funding will be dependent on the students socio-economic background, their academic history, personal conduct and other criteria that are relevant. All criteria must be in line with relevant anti-discrimination legislation and all decisions can be appealed.

4d. To encourage graduates to stay in LegalAid firms, the funding will be broken down into 25% yearly chunks. Funding can be withheld if a student drops out of without a justified cause such as health issues, personal conduct or similar circumstances.

X Bore
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Kids Shouldn't Die from Preventable Diseases... Act on: July 13, 2015, 05:47:08 pm
Yeah, I'm not going to press this point too much, because the numbers involved are tiny, and as pit says those people won't be going to public schools. I'll just emphasise that it's because the number involved were so tiny that I was fine with allowing an exception, as all but 2 states do.

Regarding the rest of the bill I obviously support it.
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