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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: My "Corruption" on: Today at 07:44:44 pm
Can somebody explain to me what exactly is going here (in 100 words or less) and why it's a scandal? I've skimmed a good bit and actually heard whispers about something to do with this weeks ago, but I'm still failing to understand why we're dissolving parties and leaking logs over this. Love a good scandal, though!
Kingpoleon tried to trade SoS for President to me and NeverAgain (as in UA endorsement) and he tried to blackmail Blair after I gave my side of the story with SG back in October thinking Blair wanted to cover it up. I apparently destroyed the United Alternative too.

Hmm, that just sounds like political negotiating to me - though why anybody would want to try to throw their weight around and risk getting "outed" for positions most players don't pay attention to is beyond me. The blackmailing is Deeply Disturbing, though!
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: SJoyce's Office on: Today at 07:42:52 pm
Glorious news! Welcome back.
3  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: App to Redraw the States and Change the Electoral Map on: Today at 07:38:55 pm
50 states, drawn to (approximately) take the largest city in each state and then place each county in a state with whichever one of those cities is closest. Measurements are based on distance across land only, with a few exceptions (MI, Mackinac Bridge; Nantucket/Martha's Vineyard).

Election results here: 13 states were won by one candidate with less than 50% of the vote.

4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: My "Corruption" on: Today at 07:29:09 pm
Can somebody explain to me what exactly is going here (in 100 words or less) and why it's a scandal? I've skimmed a good bit and actually heard whispers about something to do with this weeks ago, but I'm still failing to understand why we're dissolving parties and leaking logs over this. Love a good scandal, though!
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: February 2017 Federalist Convention (Voting) on: March 21, 2017, 04:26:08 pm
Despite Adam not being a member of the party, I will address his concerns anyways.

A. I did not leave the party to hurt the party, I left the party to help try and build a centrist type coalition that could help make Atlasia a better place, I failed, but what else is new.

B. I also left because I have been essentially running the recruitment and elections operation around here for the past few months and I had no position in leadership despite this. I talked to leadership about it and they ignored me so I felt hurt, oh well I guess. Thus the motion you see above, I do have an "appointed position" that is not really plainly visible as the thread is buried, so I wanted an official voting position, if that is petty....then so be it, others have done much worse.

C. Why do you feel the need to troll me when I clearly have IRL things going on, I have had a terrible month and you just keep going on and on about it, most people would've had a mental breakdown by now, honestly.

1. You take stuff way too seriously - in all my years I'm not sure I've seen anybody with as much power being as thin-skinned as you, and maybe it's the result of your very rapid ascent as to why you can't handle criticism, even in a facetious manner. Low Energy Lumine, Low Energy Leinad and many others were much better sports and despite my constant criticism of them, I could respect them for handling themselves accordingly

2. It seems like every day there is something reportedly happening in your life that precludes you from any criticism

3. Bringing real-life issues into the game is not fair to others because we all have things going on that affect us - I've never tried to generate sympathy for myself in this game because of something that happened in my real life, and I honestly view those that do as opportunists seeking to score political/sympathy points from others (which is why I rarely have any sympathy for them)

4. As much as you and others may laugh at my old ways, I do actually believe people have a responsibility to represent the parties and movements that elected them; you're a sitting President, not some random Joe. I'm not sure if you're aware of how destabilizing such behavior can be, or if you are aware and want to turn such behavior into political opportunism by building some grand trans-partisan coalition like others have done - either way, behind closed doors, the Federalists have every right to be upset with you over this. These things should always be handled internally until/unless there is literally no other recourse

5. "Centrist parties" are a recurring cancer on the game, by the way: it's not me saying that through the prism of a partisan hack. People from all political walks of life who've been in this game long enough generally are in agreement because they've seen it. The reality is that they arise, suck in a bunch of people from across the spectrum, ultimately end up standing for or agreeing on nothing but the idea of "centrist" being nice as a result, end up only being governable by personality cults, choke out competition as they proceed to win every election due to the natural of preference voting and inevitably collapse in often destructive ways and leave a mess in their wake



Anywho, I won't post in here anymore. It really wasn't my intention to get into a big fuss and expose internal party workings because somebody can't roll with the punches.
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: February 2017 Federalist Convention (Voting) on: March 21, 2017, 03:30:35 pm


You and me both! Possibly Traitorous DFW, too, but I'll reserve judgement.
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Real Tweets from @PrezGriff on: March 21, 2017, 03:24:44 pm
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: February 2017 Federalist Convention (Voting) on: March 21, 2017, 03:24:20 pm
Mr. Chairman, I motion to formally expel DFW, for I find his lack of faith in the Federalist Party - as clearly demonstrated by leaving it to form a splinter movement - to be Deeply Disturbing.
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Register Thread on: March 21, 2017, 03:15:25 pm
dfwlibertylover
Federalist
Texas




OH WELL

The Federalist Party: "OH WELL"
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: I apologize -- LOA (3/21) on: March 21, 2017, 02:41:13 pm


I really need to reactivate my Twitter account!
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Census Bureau of Atlasia on: March 21, 2017, 02:25:23 pm
ACP is a major party now Cheesy

This is why I've always consistently supported major party threshold being at 5 instead of 3 - every Tom, Dick and Harry who gets together can get official recognition otherwise! I swear, it's been changed back and forth like twelve times: guess it's back to three once again. Cry
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: I apologize -- LOA (3/21) on: March 21, 2017, 02:22:37 pm
Looks like somebody is having a heat stroke - cracking under the pressures of being exposed to REAL HIGH ENERGY. Sad! Bad (or sick) guy!
ftfy

Even better (or worse)!
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: I apologize -- LOA (3/21) on: March 21, 2017, 02:07:13 pm
Looks like somebody is having a heat stroke - cracking under the pressures of being exposed to REAL HIGH ENERGY. Sad!
14  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Official Notice to TNVolunteer: Your PM Inbox is full, meaning no one can pm you on: March 20, 2017, 09:39:11 pm
That doesn't sound right. I wonder if newer posters have limits on the # of PMs they can have? I have quite a bit more than a few hundred and have never had that issue.
15  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Hamilton County Indiana on: March 20, 2017, 12:00:09 pm


What's the story with the one poor county that swung/trended D?

Looks like the city of Bloomington. Was 58.4-39.3 in 2012; 58.5-35.2 in 2016. Obama got 65% there in 2008, though.

I'm guessing this is a good part of the reason why:

Quote
Bloomington is the home to Indiana University Bloomington. Established in 1820, IU Bloomington has 42,630 students, as of September 2014, and is the original and largest campus of Indiana University.

Bloomington is also the home of the Indiana University School of Education, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University Press, the Kelley School of Business, the Kinsey Institute, the Indiana University School of Optometry, the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute, and the Indiana University School of Informatics.
16  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Hamilton County Indiana on: March 20, 2017, 10:27:38 am
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: White House Admits Trump's ‘Insurance For Everybody’ Guarantee Was A Lie on: March 20, 2017, 10:00:08 am
Obama lied too when he said if you can keep your insurance plan if you have it. Bottom line: Obama and Trump both lied when it comes to their healthcare reform plans. ObamaCare and TrumpCare have/will make our healthcare insurance policies worse.

#equallybad
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Should officeholding rapists be immune from impeachment? on: March 19, 2017, 06:35:23 am
Anyway, I'm heartened by the progress we're making but I do worry that an unweighted option will take too much of the power away from the Senate, reducing it from 100% to 33% in the process.

As usual, I've gotten what I wanted for the most part, so I'm going to lock this thread as I don't really care to go back and forth with a partisan operative. Yankee can find another soapbox for his recently-developed fetish of trying to shame me as a meanie and a game-killer, all the while ignoring that I've brought in, cultivated and helped start rewarding political careers for more fresh faces than maybe a handful of other people in this game.
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HOUSE RESOLUTION: "The Four is not Enough" Amendment (Debating) on: March 19, 2017, 06:29:56 am
I really do believe the votes should be weighted in any case, and for that broader procedure, my amendment as offered will work best. Otherwise, we'll be taking a lot of power away from the Senate by going from 100% of the influence to merely one-third. I often don't care about these things but I do think this is one of those areas where the two chambers should have equal say in the outcome.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Should officeholding rapists be immune from impeachment? on: March 19, 2017, 06:25:02 am
No, you implied I was doing it for the purposes of "gaining partisan advantage". My concern is the exact opposite, a concern that weakened standard will be abused by partisan majorities [against us].

No, I said:

politically-motivated

...so thank you for verifying my claim.

Each of us is responsible for the legislation we introduce, Yankee. We're also responsible for not dragging real-life issues into the game with us and then using them as a crutch to call others meanies, act out of line and generate sympathy off of them.

I disagree, we are responsible for the legislation we pass.



Adam, what you don't realize is that people don't want to play a game where they are made to feel like crap. Perhaps the fact that you are responding as such, is an indicator that a good number of others, agree with me.

https://youtu.be/pvhXzfNbyxA?t=1s
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: February 2017 Federalist Convention (Voting) on: March 19, 2017, 06:16:29 am
So much for choice! I'm surprised NAY's even an option on the ballot.

We like our party leaders over here

Translations:
"Dried up bench - no talent!"
"Total dictatorship - dissent squashed!"

In either case, shameful
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Ted! on: March 19, 2017, 01:33:56 am
I call him LYEN' TED
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Things that scared you when you were a kid on: March 18, 2017, 05:04:43 am
When I was really young, the newspapers used to have crossword puzzles in them that had random people's faces in a black-bordered box in the center of it. Those things scared the bejesus out of me - I would become hysterical.

Also, paper towels as a much older kid/teenager. Not to the extent that I was "afraid" of them, but the sensation of touching them for me was akin to nails on a chalkboard. I still don't like them but I won't freak out if somebody starts chasing me with a roll of them in their hand (but I can still instantly induce goosebumps by just thinking about them).
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The White House (office of President dfwlibertylover) on: March 17, 2017, 04:27:50 pm
$HAME
$HAME
$HAME
$HAME
$HAME
25  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Why do some threads get locked? on: March 17, 2017, 10:14:37 am
Presumably because PiT is now donning Inks' crown - sad and disappointing!
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