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626  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Liberalization Act of 2013 on: July 30, 2013, 10:33:57 am
Nice work digging up old bills Velasco! That's one way of handling the conflicting sections, of course. I'll propose my own: Striking section 3, 4 and 6 because they are handled by past bills (especially 4 and 6) and not adding Hashemite's amendments, except for what was his section 12. I could go either way with the original section 9. It would look something like this:

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1. The federal Legalization of Prostitution Act is recognized as applying to the IDS.
2. Gambling in the forms of bingo, poker, lottery, pari-mutuel betting, and sports betting shall be legal throughout the region. All forms of gambling in order to raise money for charities and all forms of gambling conducted on Native American reservations or at racetracks shall be legal throughout the region.
3. Individuals may possess for personal use up to any quantity of marijuana, hashish, or cannabis oil, 40 pieces of magic mushrooms, 5 plants of peyote, 5 tablets of LSD, 4 tablets of ecstasy, 2 grams of amphetamine, 1 gram of MDMA, 2 grams of methamphetamine, 1.5 grams of heroin, 2 grams of morphine, 10 grams of opium, 0.1 grams of PCP, 0.5 grams of pure THC, 5 plants of coca, and 2 grams of cocaine with no legal punishment. Possession of larger than these amounts for personal use can result in a fine of up to $1000. Possession of higher than 100 times these amounts with intent to distribute can also result in a fine of up to $100,000. This article does not apply to minors and does not legalize illegal activities committed while under the influence of such drugs.
4. The possession, sale, and purchase of pornographic materials by individuals older than the age of sixteen years shall be fully legal.
5. Genital exposure with intent to shock those who do not want to see them shall be subject to a fine of up to $1000. This law does not apply to nude sunbathing, streaking, nude swimming, toplessness, or similar activities.
6. Child pornography depicting real children is recognized as harmful and shall not be decriminalized or legalized by this legislation.
7. The act of sending or receiving nude or sexual images between two people between the ages of 13 and 18 where both individuals consent shall be fully legal. Sending the images to other persons without the consent of the person in the image shall be a misdemeanor but shall not result in the individual being labeled a sex offender.
8. Individuals under the age of 12 in all seats and under the age of 18 in front seats must wear seatbelts when traveling in a motor vehicle. Violations of this law carry a fine of $100, but a law enforcement officer cannot stop or ticket an individual solely for not wearing a seatbelt, but only when the driver has committed another primary violation.
8. All individuals, either as drivers or passengers, travelling in any motor vehicle with the exception of public transportation vehicles (such as buses), must wear seatbelts. Violations of this law carry a fine of $100.
9. Nobody shall be compelled to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle; however, in a lawsuit after an accident, a person may have their damages reduced if they were not wearing a helmet. This law does not affect riders of scooters, mopeds, and other small motorcycles.

By the way, I've PMed Sjoyce asking for his opinion on all proposed amendments; as sponsor he should have input on this.
627  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: are you concerned about jj the jet plane on: July 29, 2013, 10:28:52 pm
BK without all the crazy drugs just wouldn't be BK. Anyone who votes for that should be ashamed.
628  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: South East Militia Dissolution Act (Debating) on: July 29, 2013, 12:30:10 pm
The individuality of the different Militias is as much a positive as it is a negative. For one, Militias of a smaller area will better know that area and be able to provide assistance. The more decentralized system is a big plus in a region such as ours which values individuality and states rights over centralized operation. Also, this is not the place to discuss constitutionality. We have no right to decide what is and isn't constitutional. At this point I see no reason to move away from the Milita.
629  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Super Polling Center: At-Large Senate Possibilities Poll on: July 27, 2013, 05:15:47 pm
Depending on how votes were doing: Maxwell, Hagrid, Dereich. In that order.
630  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: July 2013 Federal Special Election - At-large Senate on: July 26, 2013, 11:24:33 am
AT-LARGE SENATE (1 vacancy to fill)

[1] Maxwell of Oklahoma
Federalist Party

[2] Polnut of Massachusetts
Labor Party

[3] Write-in: Seatown

[4] Fuzzybigfoot of Washington
National Movement "Aliya Mustafina"
631  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE: Gov't Oversight and Reform (Pacific Hearing) on: July 26, 2013, 11:20:47 am
Dereich, do you also acknowledge that some people may have viewed your actions as equivalent of how you describe what everyone else was doing in your eyes?

Of course. I don't really see why though. My actions weren't meant to permanently change the framework of the game, like those perpetrating the Rimjob intended. Hell, what we did isn't even that far outside normal IDS policy; we have a long and cherished history of disagreements with the Pacific which involve the Militia in some form. Our actions were always meant as temporary, and at every point I emphasized our deference to the Senate and Supreme Court on making a final solution to the Pacific Crisis. The Restoration of Pacific Order Act was explicitly a temporary measure, built as a nimble stopgap measure for the period of lawlessness that would come between the "Final Constitution" and the slower moving Supreme Court and Senate. The only time I can think of that I ever said we were actually annexing the Pacific (which WOULD be equivalent to what the NM-AMs were doing in the Pacific) was in one provocative thread title where I said there were "now 4 regions" but even there I emphasized in the thread that it was nothing more then a temporary measure to prevent anarchy and the thread title was there to stimulate discussion.

I still contend that we did the responsible thing, and am only here being questioned because we were better and faster in our attempt than the Northeast: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=175220.0  and the Midwest: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=175432.0 which were trying to do similar or worse things. Those bills might have even passed if the IDS hadn't moved quickly and showed the backlash to that kind of action. If our actions are equivalent to what they were doing, I don't see how all the other regions except the Mideast aren't just as guilty.
632  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / IDS 2: South East Militia Dissolution Act (Failed) on: July 25, 2013, 02:24:42 pm
The South East Militia Dissolution Act

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1. The so called South East Militia (or Imperial Militia), as it's established under the South East Militia Initiative, shall be dissolved immediately, the members of the different bodies licensed and its armament put at the disposal of the Atlasian Army and the Atlasian Air Force, with the exception of those placed in the so called Southeast Army National Guard, which constitute a reserve for the mentioned Atlasian Army and Atlasian Air Force.

1.1. Members of the Southeast Army National Guard shall be placed in a new body called National Guard, with the purpose of constituting a reserve for the Atlasian Armed Forces and collaborating in Civil Protection and similar tasks inside the borders of the region, not being usable in any case or circumstance outside them, unless they are required by the Federal Government.

1.2. The role and tasks of the National Guard shall be capable of being detailed by further legislation, without exceeding the limits expressed above (Article 1, Section 1).

2. Dispositions of the Southeast Militia Initiative (adopted on February 21, 2005) are hereby repealed.

Sponsor: Velasco
633  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: The Imperial Dominion of the South's Legislature on: July 25, 2013, 02:22:18 pm
Well I'll assume then that my speakership continues uncontested.

Next we have the South East Militia Dissolution Act in IDS 2.

Queue:
1. Usury is Bad Act of 2013
2. Sjoyce's Fixer Amendment
3. The Freedom of Empire Act
4. A Firearm Policy for the South
634  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: The Imperial Security Act (Debating) on: July 25, 2013, 01:23:16 pm
With a vote of 1-4 this bill has failed.
635  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Opinion of Florida on: July 25, 2013, 01:22:21 pm
My favorite state. I <3 Florida.
636  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Survey Atlasia: July Regional Senator Approval Ratings on: July 25, 2013, 11:51:03 am
I could never disapprove of NC Yankee.
637  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The 7 most dysfunctional state parties on: July 25, 2013, 11:49:03 am
Nothing says "dysfunction" like the Florida Democratic Party. I'm very surprised that the CA Republicans aren't on there though.

The New Jersey Democrats are an odd choice; once Christie is gone they'll be back up to their normal dominance.
638  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: The Imperial Security Act (Debating) on: July 25, 2013, 11:02:50 am
Aye
639  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: The Imperial Security Act (Debating) on: July 24, 2013, 09:22:28 pm
Seeing no new debate I'll bring this forward to a vote. Legislators have either 48 hours or until all have responded to vote.

[] Aye
[] Nay
[] Abstain
640  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE: Gov't Oversight and Reform (Pacific Hearing) on: July 23, 2013, 02:32:50 pm
Moreover, I want an explanation from SOMEBODY as to what this means:

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They have informed me about the creation of a revolutionary cell in the Imperial Militia. I want to express my solidarity with the people of the Región Pacífico, now unorganized territories of the former Pacific Region.

Can I infer from this that a "Rimjob" style plan is underway for the IDS? Is that what this means? Look up what perjury is of you do not know.

Let me assure you that no such crisis will be created by our region. The IDS is a stable and responsible region. To say there is some kind of "revolutionary cell" in the Imperial Militia is just hot air. The Imperial Militia exists to provide regional security and disaster relief, just as any region's national guard does. If the name bothers you, will we soon see a court case saying that our Imperial system is illegal as well? I mean no offense to our fine legislator who stated what he did, but his words on the matter should not be taken as a gold standard; it has been a longtime goal of his to abolish the Milita. The actions which we in the legislature requested of the Militia which the Emperor rejected fell under the purview of disaster relief. As I said in many other places, we never intend to "annex" the Pacific, only to provide government services and a measure of authority to the region until they were capable of self-government or until the Senate had provided its own answer to the crisis.
641  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Labor Party Standing Committee on: July 23, 2013, 01:42:08 pm
You know I joined, but this whole socialism as your main platform point is real turnoff.

Labor isn't some generic leftist party. Its a hard left party with hard left ideals. I'm afraid your type don't really fit in anywhere right now, although the Federalists are always looking for more diversity in opinion Smiley
642  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Liberalization Act of 2013 on: July 23, 2013, 10:31:20 am
What would be the purpose of the control board? Would it actually restrict sales of the drug or would it just add another layer of government to do exactly what Sjoyce wanted in the first place?
643  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: The Imperial Dominion of the South's Legislature on: July 23, 2013, 10:29:33 am
Ok, with the end of another class A election comes another speakership election. Does anyone want to run for speaker?
644  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Petition for More Fiscal Responsibility and Sustainable Economic Development on: July 23, 2013, 10:23:14 am
x Dereich
645  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Supersonic (IDS legislator) on: July 22, 2013, 01:20:25 pm
How do you feel about the still ongoing discussions of changing the name back to something like "the South"?
646  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Polnut for Senate HQ - Experience, Commitment and Integrity - The Economy on: July 22, 2013, 01:18:45 pm
How do you feel about TNF's package of pro-nobody-except-ivory-tower-socialists legislative proposals?
Fixed. Tongue (I don't support all proposals)
Fixed your fix. I don't oppose ALL of them either.
647  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Liberalization Act of 2013 on: July 22, 2013, 01:16:22 pm
If we did establish an age of consent, I'm thinking either 16 or 18 with a 3 year close-in-age exemption would be best. Any thoughts?
648  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Italian Election Series - Sept. 1984 General Elections on: July 22, 2013, 12:53:22 pm
Maybe we'll end up with a PCI-DN coalition; its pretty much what Italy has right now.
649  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Polnut for Senate HQ - Experience, Commitment and Integrity - The Economy on: July 22, 2013, 12:48:23 pm
How do you feel about TNF's package of anti-business legislative proposals?
650  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Liberalization Act of 2013 on: July 22, 2013, 12:26:16 pm
I could never vote for a bill with clause 3. I also have a few problems with 5.

As for 4 and 7, it would be better to just establish an age of consent for the IDS. With a clear age set those problems would vanish. I could make an amendment to do that, if you'd consider it friendly.
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