Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
March 04, 2015, 02:02:47 am
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Atlas Hardware Upgrade complete October 13, 2013.

  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 141
1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Sunday Rest Act (Voting on Amendment) on: March 03, 2015, 03:26:51 pm
My general opinion when it comes to any type of freedom of conscience (and religion is obviously included in that) is that a two tier system should apply. There are some issues where the conscience right is secondary, for instance an A and E doctor who does not believe he can work on a sunday. In this case the patient's right to be treated overrides his conscience and if the doctor can't meet the requirements he should not be hired. That side, if it's possible, it should be encouraged for the work schedule, say, to take into account this belief and mean he never has to work on sundays.

In other cases the conscience right is of primary importance, for instance the right not to join the army. No matter the circumstances we should not force people to join the army.

I think it's pretty clear this is a secondary type of conscience issue, which means I think this bill is a good idea, but is probably slightly too vaguely worded. Perhaps the focus should instead be on how we can encourage employers to take this sort of thing into account.
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Kurdish Solidarity Act of 2014 (Debating) on: March 03, 2015, 03:18:18 pm
The current language seems pretty inoffensive to me, but if there's any way we can make it better for the turks, I'd support that.
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Electoral Reform Amendment (Voting on Amendment) on: March 03, 2015, 01:59:11 pm
Aye

This has enough votes to pass, senators have 24 hours to change their votes
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Sunday Rest Act (Voting on Amendment) on: March 03, 2015, 09:46:34 am
Nay

This has enough votes to fail, senators have 24 hours to change their votes
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Refuse Certiorari Act (Voting) on: March 03, 2015, 09:45:47 am
Aye

This has enough votes to pass, senators have 24 hours to change their votes
6  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Can Communism work? on: March 02, 2015, 03:31:58 pm
This is Armenian Radio; our listeners asked us: “We are told that the communism is already seen at the horizon.” Then, what is a horizon?”

We’re answering: “ A Horizon is an imaginary line which moves away each time you approach it.”
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Refuse Certiorari Act (Debating) on: March 02, 2015, 03:04:21 pm
Senators a final vote is now open on this bill, please vote aye nay or abstain
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Kurdish Solidarity Act of 2014 (Debating) on: March 02, 2015, 03:03:32 pm
Are we ready for a final vote?
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The Set It and Leave it Alone Minimum Wage Act of 2015 (Voting on Amendment) on: March 02, 2015, 03:01:48 pm
Aye
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Electoral Reform Amendment (Debating) on: March 02, 2015, 03:00:49 pm
A vote is now open on Windjammer's amendment please vote aye nay or abstain
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Sunday Rest Act (Debating) on: March 02, 2015, 02:59:43 pm
Senators a vote is now open on TNF's amendment, please vote aye nay or abstain
12  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: MENDOZA's Memorial Thread on: March 02, 2015, 02:55:14 pm


(I haven't seen house of cards)
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Public Consultation and Legislation Submissions on: March 01, 2015, 03:50:11 pm
Thanks for the input Poirot here's what I would say:

A) It could, in the same way that people can strategically move for regional elections, but due to attachment to states of registration, plus the fact that an arms race inevitably develops (like in cottonfield) I don't see it having partisan difficulties. It's true this would make the districts unequal but that's a risk all districts systems face, which there's nothing we can do about. I'm in favour of raising the time to move to 6 months to help alleviate this but there is only so much that can be done.

B) That's a good point and that should be clarified but I think it's fairest if the governors who qualify at the start of the process stay on for the whole process, even if they lose. If they become inactive then the new governor should replace them.

C) I imagine it would meet in public.
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Electoral Reform Amendment (Voting on Amendment) on: March 01, 2015, 01:37:54 pm
[quote:current text]Electoral Reform Amendment

Article I, Section IV, of the Constitution is hereby amended to read:

Quote
1. The Senate shall be divided into two classes: Class A, which shall comprise the Senators elected from the Regions, and Class B, which shall comprise Senators elected by a form of proportional representation each of the five districts, as specified in Section 2. Each class shall be limited to 5 Senators. Regions shall not elect more than one Senator for Class A. Districts shall not elect more than one Senator for Class B.
2. The Districts shall be selected by a commission comprised of the five Governors of the Regions and the Secretary of Federal Elections serving as Chairman.
3. The aforementioned commission shall meet for three months after every other election for Class B Seats. Once the commission has agreed on a map supported by 4/5ths of it's members the districts shall be approved by the Senate, needing a majority vote to pass.
4. If the Senate rejects the set of districts proposed by the commission, or the commission fails to agree on a set of districts, 3 weeks before the election they are due to go into effect at, the districts shall instead be drawn by the Secretary of Federal Elections & the Registrar General.
5. The districts need not to be contiguous, but must be equal in population or must have a difference of a maximum of 3 voters, according to the first census after the most recently occuring elections.
6. One state may not be in more than one district.

7. Elections for the seats in Class A shall be held in the months of February, June and October; Elections for the seats in Class B shall be held in the months of April, August and December.
8. Regular elections to the Senate shall begin between midnight Eastern Standard Time on the Thursday preceding the penultimate Friday of the month and 0001 Eastern Standard Time on the penultimate Friday itself, and shall conclude exactly 72 hours after beginning, except in the month of December. Regular elections to the Senate in the month of December shall begin between midnight Eastern Standard Time on the Thursday preceding the second Friday of the month and 0001 Eastern Standard Time on the second Friday itself,  and shall conclude exactly 72 hours after beginning.
9. Any vacancy occurring in a Class A Senate seat shall be filled according to the laws of the respective region. If a region does not have any law for filling the vacancy, then the Governor of that Region shall appoint a person to fill the remainder of that term.
10. If a vacancy shall occur in a Class B Senate seat more than twenty-one days before the regularly scheduled election for that seat, then a special election shall be called to fill the remainder of the vacated term within one week of the vacancy occurring; Special elections to the Senate shall begin within ten days of the vacancy occurring and shall begin between midnight Eastern Standard Time on a Thursday and 0001 Eastern Standard Time on the first Friday thereafter, and shall conclude exactly 72 hours after beginning.
11. The Senate shall have necessary power to determine regulations for the procedure of and the form of Senate elections and shall have necessary power to determine a procedure for declaration of candidacy for such elections. All elections to the Senate shall be by public post. The exact time at which a given election or vote shall begin may be determined by the voting booth administrator subject to such restrictions as may be imposed by Law.
12. Those elected in ordinary elections to the Senate shall take office at noon Eastern Standard Time on the first Friday in the month after their election. Those elected in special elections to the Senate shall take office as soon as the result of their election has been formally declared.

Article V, Section II, Subsection VI is hereby amended to read:

Quote
Persons may only change their State of registration from one region to another region once every 180 days every six months. Changes in State of registration within a single region may occur once every 24 hours every three months.
[/quote]

15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Cabinet Reform Amendment (Debating) on: March 01, 2015, 01:29:40 pm
Senators a final vote is now open on this amendment, please vote aye nay or abstain
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Sunday Rest Act (Voting on Amendment) on: March 01, 2015, 01:27:53 pm
Quote
Section VI shall be added to Labor Rights Act of 2012
Quote
Section VI: Sunday Rest
1) Workers,except in case when public safety might be compromised,  shall be able  to refuse  to work on Sunday for religious reasons without the risk of being fired.

Sponsor: Windjammer
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Electoral Reform Amendment (Debating) on: March 01, 2015, 01:25:01 pm
Windjammer's amendment has been adopted
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Tips and Gratuities Preservation Act (Debating) on: March 01, 2015, 01:24:15 pm
This has been tabled
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: No More Witchhunts Act (Voting on Amendment) on: March 01, 2015, 01:23:26 pm
By a vote of 4-2-2 the amendment has been adopted

Aye: Bore, Yankee, Cris, Cranberry

Nay: TNF, Lief

Abstain: Windjammer, SWE

Not Voting: BK, Polnut
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Intern Protection Act (Debating) on: February 28, 2015, 03:52:06 pm
Quote
Intern Protection Act

Section 1:
1. Henceforth, all Atlasian workplace anti-discrimination statutes or ordinances shall be extended to cover unpaid interns.
Section 2:
1. For the purposes of this legislation, an unpaid intern is defined as: any person who works in an occupational field for training or educational purposes, without monetary compensation.
2. The following occupational fields shall be covered under this legislation: law study, accounting, doctoral/medical work, and engineering.

Section 3:
1. Unless otherwise stated herein, this legislation shall take effect upon its passage.

Sponsor: SWE
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of President- Elect (On Kansas Attack) on: February 28, 2015, 03:48:48 pm
Thank you everyone for your applications so far.

So everyone knows, I have decided on an RG, but the other positions of AG, SoEA and SoIA are still open for applications. All applications will be considered and I will get back to individual applicant over the course of the next week.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: FY 2015 Budget (Voting) on: February 28, 2015, 03:43:24 pm
By a vote of 6-2 this has passed the senate and is sent to the president for executive action

Aye: Bore, Polnut, Yankee, Windjammer, Cris, Cranberry

Nay: TNF, Lief

Not Voting: BK, SWE
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Limited Liability Company Abolition Act of 2014 (Debating) on: February 28, 2015, 03:42:05 pm
Senators have 36 hours to object to TNF's amendment
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Two-thirds resolution (Voting) on: February 28, 2015, 03:39:58 pm
By a vote of 7-0 this bill has passed

Aye: Bore, SWE, TNF, Yankee, Cris, Windjammer, Cranberry

Not Voting; Polnut, BK, Lief
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The Set It and Leave it Alone Minimum Wage Act of 2015 (Debating) on: February 28, 2015, 03:38:27 pm
Ah, sorry about that Tongue

Senators a vote is now open on TNF's amendment, please vote aye nay or abstain
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 141


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines