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626  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Bye, bye Morsi? 48 hour ultimatum from the generals on: July 05, 2013, 03:57:10 pm
Haven't been able to post about this for a whole but its terrible. Replacing a democratically elected leader in an undemocratic coup because the (minority) urban middle class don't like him is an awful move. This is what elections are for. Replacing leaders. If I was an Egyptian Islamist I don't know why I'd ever trust democracy again
627  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of IDS Speaker Dereich: Announcement on: July 05, 2013, 03:50:58 pm
Hi, I'm declaring a leave of absence that will last up to 4 days.
628  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Is Our Children Learning Act Part II (Voting) on: July 05, 2013, 03:49:34 pm
This has passed 3-1 and is sent to the emperor for signature or veto
629  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: IDS Firearm Policy Act of 2013 on: July 02, 2013, 04:36:40 am
I'm not sure I'm comfortable with this level of firearm permissiveness myself.
630  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Bye, bye Morsi? 48 hour ultimatum from the generals on: July 01, 2013, 04:09:34 pm
This is very worrying. The Egyptians elected Morsi and their choice should be respected. Egypt shouldn't become like Turkey was until a decade ago with the military calling all the shots and democracy being a weak facade. Also, any of you supporing his ouster should really think twice about your priorities. Supporting a coup against him is just as bad as supporting a coup in America or Britain.
631  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of IDS Speaker Dereich: Announcement on: July 01, 2013, 02:26:58 pm
Hello all, it's been a while since I used this thread. I'm going to Europe over the next week and a half and my Internet access looks like it'll be pretty spotty. At this point I think I'll still have the access required to perform my duties, but if it looks like I won't be able to do so I'll be stepping down from being speaker. I should know by tomorrow if that will be the case.
632  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: IDS Firearm Policy Act of 2013 on: July 01, 2013, 10:14:20 am
Why should the IDS become a no license open carry region?
633  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Is Our Children Learning Act Part II (Voting) on: July 01, 2013, 01:47:50 am
Aye
634  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: The Imperial Dominion of the South's Legislature on: July 01, 2013, 01:17:49 am
I've opened the IDS Firearm Policy Act of 2013 in IDS 2. Lets get to debating.

I'm pushing up some of the other bills in the queue so we can work on one Sjoyce bill and one bill proposed by a legislator going forward. We can't just work on Sjoyce's stuff Tongue

Queue:
1. Liberalization Act of 2013
2. South East Militia Dissolution Act
3. Usury is Bad Act of 2013
4. Restoration of Lawful Conduct Act
5. Sjoyce's Fixer Amendment
635  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / IDS 2: IDS Firearm Policy Act of 2013 (Failed) on: July 01, 2013, 12:55:11 am
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IDS Firearm Policy Act of 2013

1. The entire matter of firearms and knives is reserved to the regional legislature. Municipalities may not adopt ordinances regulating the possession, transportation, sale, transfer, or ownership of firearms or knives, firearm or knife components, or ammunition. However, they may regulate the discharge of firearms or the open carrying of firearms or knives in public spaces, or the use of firearms or knives in cases of disaster, insurrection, or riot, and they may regulate the possession of firearms or knives by felons, minors, illegal aliens, and the mentally incompetent

2. All persons shall have the right to openly carry firearms in public areas without obtaining a license or paying a fee, unless they are under eighteen, insane, or have had their right to bear arms suspended as a punishment for the commission of a crime. Any person may disallow the open carry of firearms on their private property, and the government may disallow the open carry of firearms in any government-owned building. This does apply to vehicles so long as the firearm is kept clearly visible.

3. There is no duty to retreat from any place where you have a legal right to be. The legal presumption shall be that an intruder poses a deadly threat if you are in your own home or property that is owned and controlled by yourself. A legal resident of a property has the right to use deadly force to defend themselves, other occupants, and property from an unlawful forced intrusion into their home or place of business. There shall be civil immunity for the use of reasonable force in self-defense - a person is justified in using or threatening force against another when they reasonably believe that force is necessary to defend themselves or a third person against another's imminent use of unlawful force. They are justified in using force intended or likely to cause death or serious bodily injury only if they reasonably believe that force is necessary to prevent death or seriously bodily injury to himself or a third person as a result of the other's imminent use of unlawful force or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.

4. Regional restrictions on transport and possession of firearms shall not apply to non-residents traveling to and from other jurisdictions and who are permitted to possess firearms in their home region.

636  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Italian Election Series - 1968 General Elections on: June 30, 2013, 10:58:45 pm
I know I said "PLI now PLI forever" in the last thread, but I can't vote for more secularization. Voting for monarchists is insanely stupid, so now that DC is gone I guess that means voting for the ones who got most of the DC politicians, PDP. Lets hope their new less-secularist politicians climb the ranks swiftly.
637  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: Restoring Order in the Acquired States Act (Voting) on: June 30, 2013, 01:41:40 pm
Wow, low legislator participation on this one....I forgot to vote for it myself.

This bill has failed on a vote of 1-1
638  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Is Our Children Learning Act Part II (Debating) on: June 30, 2013, 01:39:15 pm
Seeing no more debate I'll bring this to a vote. Legislators have either 48 hours or until all have voted to vote.

[] Aye
[] Nay
[] Abstain
639  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: Restoring Order in the Acquired States Act (Debating) on: June 28, 2013, 02:17:02 am
Well, I guess if nobody has anything else to say then its time to vote. Voting will last 48 hours or until all have voted. Please vote Aye, Nay, or Abstain.

[ ] Aye
[ ] Nay
[ ] Abstain
640  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Is Our Children Learning Act Part II (Debating) on: June 27, 2013, 09:01:58 pm
I'm guess I'm fine with this, seeing as there doesn't seem to be a clause in our or the Federal constitution baring money from going to groups affiliated with a religion. As long as parochial schools can still exist I'll probably vote for it.


Although...thinking about it, what would prevent a rogue history teacher from deciding to dump all regular textbooks and teaching from "A Marxist History of the World" or something?
641  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Is Our Children Learning Act Part II (Debating) on: June 27, 2013, 08:44:24 pm
I have two concerns: First,
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1.   All public up to university level will be exclusively funded and administered by municipalities of the IDS. All public and private schools shall be administered by the IDS Department of Education.

Wouldn't this mean that if the Federal government wanted to give us education money we'd have to turn it down? Free money is never a bad thing.


Second,

 
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4.   The use of tuition fees by private schools will be strictly prohibited.

Private schools depend on tuition to survive; I know the Catholic school I went to did. How would parochial and other private schools be able to exist at all without tuition?
642  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Italian Election Series - 1964 General Elections on: June 27, 2013, 03:23:27 pm
PLI now PLI forever
643  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Allen West Threatens To Challenge Marco Rubio In 2016 Primary on: June 27, 2013, 10:50:04 am
I seriously doubt he could win a Florida primary.

Page 29. Not the same race, but still.

But yes, I fully endorse West for the Republican nomination for anything.

He's in the mid 30s and tied with Rick Scott. I don't think Marco is anywher near as unpopular as Scott is.
644  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Federalist Convention—NEW ORLEANS, LA (VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!) on: June 27, 2013, 10:45:28 am
I'll second that.
645  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Allen West Threatens To Challenge Marco Rubio In 2016 Primary on: June 27, 2013, 09:46:27 am
I seriously doubt he could win a Florida primary.

I wouldn't consider this a "threat," per se, but that is interesting.  If Marco Rubio's not conservative enough for the GOP anymore, who is?

Well, lots of people. Marco Rubio has always been very firmly on the establishment side of the party. Getting Tea Party support was due to his youth, charisma, and because it was Charlie Crist he was facing. It wasn't because his policies were more right than usual or anything.
646  General Politics / Individual Politics / French Presidential election: Copé vs Marine on: June 26, 2013, 03:38:33 pm
Ok, we have a Hollande vs Le Pen option, lets have one for Copé vs Le Pen. No staying home, no suicide, no emigration. You must choose. I'm very interested to see how forum leftists vote.
647  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: Restoring Order in the Acquired States Act (Debating) on: June 26, 2013, 02:58:10 pm
I know you were talking about changing that clause 6 Alfred, are you open to that now?
648  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Kevin Rudd on: June 26, 2013, 12:18:12 pm
I gave him a sympathy FF because of his initial knifing which will turn to HP in a few days, same as many of the voters in the big surge he's sure to get.
649  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: DOMA UNCONSTITUTIONAL on: June 26, 2013, 09:10:50 am
Some conservatives will feel very betrayed.

By who? Kennedy? Roberts, Alito and Scalia wrote dissents, conservatives have nothing to be unhappy about with them.
650  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: DOMA UNCONSTITUTIONAL on: June 26, 2013, 09:05:20 am
DOMA decision was 5-4, with Kennedy writing the opinion. The opinion is here: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-307_g2bh.pdf
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