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626  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Flo for Governor on: August 24, 2014, 10:02:38 pm
I've been PMing people about it. Because of a poorly written statute

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9. Should the Emperor vacate his office for any reason, a special election shall be immediately held to fill the seat for the remainder of the term. The Imperial Speaker shall assume the duties of Emperor on a provisional basis until a citizen of the region is elected to hold the position for the remainder of the term.

I've decided to deal with the "immediately" by giving notice of an election now and holding it a short time after all in the region have been informed.
627  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Office of IDS Emperor Scott on: August 24, 2014, 09:13:00 pm
I know. We're dealing with poorly written statutes here; I'm working on it.
628  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: IDS Fine Act (Debating) on: August 24, 2014, 08:43:33 pm
Less the state and more the local authorities. Most of the money goes to the cities and counties in which they were collected; the worry is that this will encourage overzealous policing to pad city budgets.
629  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Private Office of Fmr. SoIA GAworth (VOTE to Make Atlasia Strong, VOTE PEACE) on: August 24, 2014, 08:37:18 pm
I think we're all asking that right now.
630  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Clash of Kings, an ASOIAF Game (Gameplay - 300 AL (4) - A Dream of Spring) on: August 23, 2014, 11:48:23 pm
I do believe that this is the end; I don't intend to break the peace and it looks like the Greyjoys won't either. All the potential plotters are now either dead or are on-board with the Blackfyres. The horn is secure, meaning dragons can't be used against the new regime. I guess the only other potential conflict starters are the Others, which would have to face dragons and a united Westeros or the Free Cities which couldn't do anything for a whole number of reasons.

If this IS the end I hope everyone will reveal what they were doing and which plots were theirs, I've really been looking forward to finding out.
631  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: IDS Voting Booth: The Bicameral Birthing Amendment of 2014 on: August 22, 2014, 12:17:25 am
Aye
632  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: IDS Save our Utilites Act (Amending) on: August 21, 2014, 02:08:22 am
I, for one, am happy to adopt Sjoyce's amendment wholesale and leave the other questions for future bills. Any objections?
633  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: The New Order--Gameplay Thread on: August 21, 2014, 02:06:45 am
Hi, sorry about the timing on this.

Colonial Policy:
The French Government acknowledges the Syrian Republic as an sovereign entity and recognizes the National Bloc the representatives of the Syrian people. We invite National Bloc leaders to Paris to immediately negotiate the end of the French presence in Syria over a time period not longer than 20 years.

Governmental Policy:
As part of an effort to end Parliamentary instability, we invite elements of the Democratic Republican Alliance to join the cabinet with the ministries of War, Justice, and Commerce and Industry, which is hereby renamed the Ministry of Trade.

A controlled budget deficit will be permitted. Two billion francs worth of public works projects will budgeted over the next four years. An additional two billion francs will be allotted for military spending, money which will be primarily used for hurrying the construction of the Maginot Line, which could also be viewed as a public works project, as well as to modernize military equipment.

Monetary Policy:
The franc will be allowed to slowly depreciate at a rate of 10% a year. This will be done in conjunction with a reduction of interest rates.

Foreign Policy:
A French Delegation led by Minister of Trade Flandin will be sent to the London Conference with a broad mandate to negotiate reciprocal tariff reductions and trade deals.

Foreign minister Joseph Paul-Boncour and former Prime Minister Louis Barthou are dispatched to negotiate treaties of trade, friendship and mutual defense with the Soviet Government.

A delegation by led by Minister of State Serre will be sent to the World Disarmament Conference in Geneva.

We reaffirm our commitment to members of the Little Entente and to the stability of Central Europe.

In strongest possible language, we condemn the Japanese decision to leave the League of Nations. The Japanese government must cease its rogue and immoral actions, lest it face the total condemnation of the international community.
634  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Lumine playing politics wih Tyrion's nomination for VP on: August 18, 2014, 10:42:46 pm
Lumine is taking decisions the Senate used to consider non-partisan and adding partisanship? How terrible. Certainly something you'd never do.
635  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: IDS Fine Act (Debating) on: August 18, 2014, 12:10:47 am
Well, from what I understand from things like this and this what currently seems to happen is that a surcharge is granted to the state and the rest goes to local authorities, often to supplement law enforcement and judiciary costs.
636  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: IDS Save our Utilites Act (Amending) on: August 16, 2014, 05:30:07 pm
Why not expand cooperative opportunities to provide competition to utilities and utilize that Smart Grid Act we passed two years ago or so as a means to facilitate it. That will eliminate any justification for nationalization.

The justification for nationalization is that a group of dogmatic ideologists want to do so as a stepping stone for total control of the economy; if the current Senate proposal was based on any kind of need or practicality we wouldn't need to be discussing this here. Your suggestion might make practical sense and could be added as an additional amendment or in another bill, but even if it was implemented nationwide it wouldn't stop the radicals in the Senate from pursuing total nationalization, necessitating our own response.
637  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: IDS Save our Utilites Act (Amending) on: August 15, 2014, 11:17:28 pm
As for redrafting, I'd be fine just adopting SJoyce's amendment, but I'd also be open to expanding from just acting as a counter to the senate bill to include other utilities or businesses that might be targeted.
638  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: IDS Voting Booth: The Candidacy Withdrawal Amendment on: August 15, 2014, 10:48:10 pm
Aye
639  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: IDS Save our Utilites Act (Final Vote) on: August 15, 2014, 06:49:55 pm
With three votes in favor and one legislator not voting, this bill passes the IDS Legislature and is sent to the Emperor for signature or veto.

To be honest, this was a rushed bill meant more than anything else to be passed and ready before the nationalization occurred. Now that it looks like we have a bit more time I definitely agree that this bill could and should be amended. SJoyce's wording is more concise and relevant; I agree with his suggestion that this bill be vetoed and we adopt something along those lines.
640  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Candidate Declaration Thread on: August 13, 2014, 10:17:00 pm
I'll run for reelection to the legislature in my district
641  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Clash of Kings, an ASOIAF Game (Gameplay - 300 AL (3) - The Black Dragon) on: August 13, 2014, 07:36:58 pm
What makes you so sure that Littlefinger is the guilty party?
642  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: IDS Save our Utilites Act (Final Vote) on: August 13, 2014, 07:13:07 pm
Aye
643  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: IDS Save our Utilites Act (Debating) on: August 13, 2014, 06:49:16 pm
With unanimous consent I move this bill to a final vote; legislators have 48 hours or until all have voted to vote aye, nay or to abstain.

Quote from: Final Text
IDS Save our Utilites Act

1. All power and fuel companies within the IDS as described by the Public Fuel and Power Act of 2014 will be immediately nationalized by the Imperial Government. These companies will be returned to their former owners one minute after said bill goes into effect or fails.
644  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / IDS 1: IDS Save our Utilites Act (Passed) on: August 12, 2014, 06:42:59 pm
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IDS Save our Utilites Act

1. All power and fuel companies within the IDS as described by the Public Fuel and Power Act of 2014 will be immediately nationalized by the Imperial Government. These companies will be returned to their former owners one minute after said bill goes into effect or fails
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1. All power and fuel companies within the IDS (defined as any for-profit entity deriving 75 percent or more of its profit from the production, maintenance, or distribution of any form of energy, but excluding gas stations and the extraction of natural resources) will be immediately nationalized by the Imperial Government upon any attempt (constituting the entry into force of legislation or an executive order) by the federal government to bring those corporations into public ownership. During their time under regional control, the operations of these companies will not be affected in any way. These companies will be returned to their former owners one minute after the federal attempt goes into effect.

Sponsor: Speaker Dereich


I ask unanimous consent to move this bill to a final vote.
645  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: SE House legislation introduction Thread on: August 12, 2014, 06:40:05 pm
IDS Save our Utilites Act

1. All power and fuel companies within the IDS as described by the Public Fuel and Power Act of 2014 will be immediately nationalized by the Imperial Government. These companies will be returned to their former owners one minute after said bill goes into effect or fails.
646  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Federalist Party: June 2014 Convention (LEADERSHIP DECLARATIONS!) on: August 12, 2014, 01:05:16 pm
Chairman:

[X] Senator North Carolina Yankee

Vice-Chairman

[X] Assemblyman JCL
647  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: IDS Fine Act (Debating) on: August 12, 2014, 06:51:45 am
Well we've got to choose something; I think I've made where I stand clear, do any other legislators have an opinion on how we should amend this?
648  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Federalist Party: June 2014 Convention (LEADERSHIP DECLARATIONS!) on: August 11, 2014, 03:44:25 pm
Well, the two days allotted for leadership nominations have passed and Yankee has asked me to open the vote in his stead. Federalists have 72 hours to vote for Chair and Vice-Chair.


Chairman:

[] Senator North Carolina Yankee

Vice-Chairman

[] Assemblyman JCL
649  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: IDS Fine Act (Debating) on: August 07, 2014, 07:06:41 pm
How about having the money redistributed to local governments by population size? I'm of the opinion that the money should end up with the local governments; they have too few good ways for raising revenue as it is.

Except that's the issue Nix raises - then it goes directly to the treasury of the people who pay the salaries of most law enforcement officials. I support the charity option, though I worry about the possibility of it going to a corrupt charity (ex: I give it to a 501(c)(3) backing my re-election).

I don't think it'd cause the same problem; if you redistributed the money by population any individual area being extra aggressive would only get a tiny fraction of the extra revenue.
650  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: IDS Fine Act (Debating) on: August 07, 2014, 05:40:45 pm
How about having the money redistributed to local governments by population size? I'm of the opinion that the money should end up with the local governments; they have too few good ways for raising revenue as it is.
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