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626  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
627  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.
628  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
629  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?
630  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?
631  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
632  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"?
633  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.
634  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?
635  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.
636  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?
637  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.
638  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Italian Election Series - Sept. 1984 General Elections on: July 22, 2013, 12:19:45 pm
National Right is the best defence against the ever growing Communists.

So them.

National Right is the WORST defense because it makes a government that includes the Communists necessary.
639  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Italian Election Series - Sept. 1984 General Elections on: July 22, 2013, 10:23:09 am
Seriously guys, we need some stability. I can't keep this going with new elections every months.

Hey, you're the one who wanted PCI at their real levels Smiley
640  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1844 Democratic National Convention: Third Ballot on: July 22, 2013, 10:22:03 am
Polk today Polk tomorrow Polk forever.
641  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE: Gov't Oversight and Reform (Pacific Hearing) on: July 22, 2013, 10:17:45 am
Ok, I'll start.

I was not one of the people who planned the Pacific crisis; I didn't find out about it until the day after it had begun. My actions within the IDS legislature during the crisis were never planned or created by anyone other than myself. I acted only in what I considered the best interest of both the Pacific and the IDS by proposing that the Pacific be governed by the IDS until it was capable of self-governance. I also believe that we followed the spirit of the Imperial Dominion of the South through our attempt to bring order to a lawless region. While the Supreme Court and Senate dithered we took action! I do however regret that our actions did not help clear instability in the region as we had hoped; if any incident like this arises again (God forbid) then I think we have gained a valuable insight on how to act to provide relief to the troubled region.

I know some consider our actions to be furthering the causes of those who want to destroy the game; I consider it just the opposite. When I heard that there was an attempt to destroy the game with the Pacific I didn't run around like a chicken with my head cut off! I tried to utilize those changes through the existing system and found opportunities where they had arisen.

I am happy to respond to any questions the honorable senators may have.
642  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Italian Election Series - Sept. 1984 General Elections on: July 22, 2013, 09:54:05 am
PLI hoping for the only possible government that can work: PSI/PLI/PR/PDP, hopefully with PLI leading it. I can't believe so many are voting for the populists.
643  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: IDS July 2013 Regional Elections on: July 21, 2013, 09:38:49 pm
Imperial Legislature:

[1] Dereich (Fed-FL) (i)
[5] Alfred F. Jones (Lab-PR) (i)
[4] Hashemite (NM'AM'-FL) (i)
[2] Jerryarkansas (Fed-AR)
[4] write-in: Seatown
644  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: The Imperial Security Act (Debating) on: July 21, 2013, 08:46:18 pm
I'll assume sponsorship of this bill. I'll let it stay open a little longer in case any new legislators that may be elected want to discuss it, but this has been mostly debated to death over several boards and on IRC; it'll go to a vote soon.
645  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Federalist Convention—NEW ORLEANS, LA (Special Senate Election Primary) on: July 21, 2013, 03:48:14 pm
[2] JohanusCalvinusLibertas (FED-IN)
[1] Maxwell (FED-OK)
646  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / IDS 1: Liberalization Act of 2013 (Passed) on: July 20, 2013, 10:42:51 am
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Liberalization Act of 2013

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.
3a. The sale and taxation of the aforementioned drugs shall be the sole responsibility of a control board fully owned and operated by the regional government, to be set up by law after passage of this legislation.
3b. The above clause (3a) does not apply to the sale and use of medical marijuana, which may be prescribed by certified physicians and available, solely with prescription, in pharmacies.
3c. As soon as this legislation is in effect, the Comprehensive Drug Reform Initiative of November 3 2009 shall be repealed.
4. The possession, sale, and purchase of pornographic materials by individuals older than the age of eighteen 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. 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.
7. The age of consent in the IDS shall be 16.
7a. Notwithstanding the above clause, minors aged 14 and 15 may engage in acts with those less than five years older.
7b. The Age of Consent Bill of May 6 2011 is hereby repealed.
8. Every person who, for a sexual purpose, touches, directly or indirectly, with a part of the body or with an object, any part of the body of a person under the age of 16 years:
(a) is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of one year; or
(b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 18 months and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of 90 days.
9. Every person who, for a sexual purpose, invites, counsels or incites a person under the age of 16 years to touch, directly or indirectly, with a part of the body or with an object, the body of any person, including the body of the person who so invites, counsels or incites and the body of the person under the age of 16 years:
(a) is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of one year; or
(b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 18 months and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of 90 days.
10. Every person commits an offence who is in a position of trust or authority towards a young person, who is a person with whom the young person is in a relationship of dependency or who is in a relationship with a young person that is exploitative of the young person, and who
(a) for a sexual purpose, touches, directly or indirectly, with a part of the body or with an object, any part of the body of the young person; or
(b) for a sexual purpose, invites, counsels or incites a young person to touch, directly or indirectly, with a part of the body or with an object, the body of any person, including the body of the person who so invites, counsels or incites and the body of the young person.
10a. Every person who commits an offence under the above section
(a) is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of one year; or
(b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 18 months and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of 90 days.
11. 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.
12. 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.

Sponsor: Sjoyce
647  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Organizing the Liberal Party's Death (Smart Euthanasia) on: July 19, 2013, 10:36:13 pm
The worst result of this would be a red avatar party versus a blue avatar party; pretty much every election outside the Mideast and IDS would be a Labor win on party loyalty alone. The RPP had people like Marokai and Progressive Realist giving it a bit of multi-ideological distinction but as it is now everyone who isn't a Republican is flocking to Labor. A game that's static and only winnable by one side is a game well on its way to dieing.
648  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Civic Union!!-voting on endorsements for ME assembly and IDS legislature on: July 18, 2013, 01:55:45 pm
I very much appreciate your endorsement. I'm sure there is much that we can work on in the legislature that can advance all our interests and work to build a better IDS.
649  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Super Polling Center: At-Large Senate Special Poll on: July 18, 2013, 12:57:26 pm
Maxwell/Undecided
650  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The Treasury Building: The Department of Internal Affairs and Treasury on: July 18, 2013, 12:57:02 pm
Are you controlling for the 32-hour workweek and paid time off, Dereich? I calculate a maximum hourly wage of about $20 per hour. Benefits, I assume, do not count toward the wage cap.

Ah, no I actually hadn't accounted for that. You wouldn't happen to know the bill where that was passed, do you? With that in mind, ignore what I said. I don't THINK most of my objections still stand, although I'm trying to find out more about what sort of impact such a short week would have on prices so I may bring it back up later.
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