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76  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: The Stars of the South Act of 2014 (Debating) on: June 29, 2014, 06:00:22 pm
I'd be in favor of removing ALL live people on principle.
77  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: The New Order--Information/Sign-up/Discussion on: June 29, 2014, 10:12:16 am
I guess I can take France
78  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: The Stars of the South Act of 2014 (Debating) on: June 28, 2014, 11:35:47 pm
Anybody else have any objections or additions?
79  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Clash of Kings, an ASOIAF Game (Gameplay - 298 AL (4) - Five Kings) on: June 25, 2014, 04:37:50 pm
OOC: Geez, poor Lannisters! They're being attacked from the east (Stannis) the west (Greyjoys) the north (Robb) and the south (Renly). I know they're terrible people and probably deserve it, but I didn't expect them to be piled on so must so quickly.

Where is Littlefinger at this point?
80  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Clash of Kings, an ASOIAF Game (Gameplay - 298 AL (4) - Five Kings) on: June 25, 2014, 01:53:58 pm
So, just to clarify, as of now Renly is no longer putting forward his claim to be king?
81  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Repeal of the Three Strikes Bill (Debating) on: June 25, 2014, 01:34:24 pm
We could always use the Florida system: a parole board made up of the Emperor and the Cabinet. If you wanted to adjust that for the IDS you could add the Speaker and the Judicial Overlord.
82  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / IDS 2: The Stars of the South Act of 2014 (Passed) on: June 25, 2014, 02:04:19 am
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A BILL


To honor Southern native thinkers, civil rights activists, writers, and musicians.


Be it enacted by the Legislature of the Imperial Dominion of the South assembled



SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as The Stars of the South Act of 2014.

SECTION 2. COUNTY NAME DEDICATIONS

1. Macon County, AL shall henceforth be known as Hurston County, AL.

2. Madison County, AL shall henceforth be known as Lowery County, AL.

3. Cleveland County, AR shall henceforth be known as Cash County, AR.

4. Putnam County, FL shall henceforth be known as Randolph County, FL.

5. Fulton County, GA shall henceforth be known as King County, GA.

6. Muscogee County, GA shall henceforth be known as McCullers County, GA.

7. Orleans Parish, LA shall henceforth be known as Armstrong Parish, LA.

8. Richland Parish, LA shall henceforth be known as McGraw County, LA.

9. Coahoma County, MS shall henceforth be known as Twitty County, MS.

10. Forrest County, MS shall henceforth be known as Brown County, MS.

11. Lee County, MS shall henceforth be known as Presley County, MS.

12. Macklenburg County, NC shall henceforth be known as Graham County, NC.

13. Surry County, NC shall henceforth be known as Griffith County, NC.

14. Union County, NC shall henceforth be known as Travis County, NC.

15. Florence County, SC shall henceforth be known as Turner County, SC.

16. Knox County, TN shall henceforth be known as Chesney County, TN.

17. Sevier County, TN shall henceforth be known as Parton County, TN.

18. Atascosa County, TX shall henceforth be known as Strait County, TX.

19. Hill County, TX shall henceforth be known as Nelson County, TX.

Sponsor: Emperor Scott
83  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: Preserve our Cetaceans Act (Passed) on: June 25, 2014, 02:00:52 am
With 5 ayes this bill passes the IDS legislature and is sent to the Emperor for signature or veto.
84  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Repeal of the Three Strikes Bill (Debating) on: June 23, 2014, 07:21:26 pm
I've always been more in favor of longer, immutable punishments and won't support this amendment. I want to ask in advance that we have a vote on this, even if Maxwell considers it friendly.
85  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: Preserve our Cetaceans Act (Final Vote) on: June 23, 2014, 02:07:44 pm
Aye
86  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: Preserve our Cetaceans Act (Final Vote) on: June 22, 2014, 11:39:16 pm
Seeing no more debate I move this bill to a final vote. Legislators have 48 hours to vote aye, nay or to abstain.

Final Text:
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Preserve our Cetaceans Act
1. Whaling, sealing, and the sale of products produced in the past 30 years through whaling or sealing is prohibited. Violators shall be fined no less than $100,000 for sale and not less than $500,000 for whaling or sealing.
2. The taking of marine mammals by any person in Southern waters for purposes not authorized by the Southern government is prohibited. Permits shall only be authorized for scientific research, for enhancing the survival or recovery of a marine mammal species, or temporary educational photography purposes. Violators shall be fined not less than $500,000. This clause does not apply to incidental take during commercial activities.
3. Commercial gill netting in oceanic waters is prohibited. Drift nets longer than 2.5km are prohibited. All drift nets are required to be made from biodegradable materials and incorporate pingers in sufficient quantities to deter cetaceans. Violators shall be fined not less than $100,000.
4. All ships engaged in midwater trawling must include a device to exclude cetaceans or allow them to escape, such as a Nordmore grate. Violators shall be fined not less than $50,000.
5. All ships engaged in purse seine fishing are required to incorporate Medina panels into their nets and engage in backing-down procedures to allow dolphins to leave the nets. Violators shall be fined not less than $50,000.
6. All appropriate regulatory agencies are directed to consider cetacean safety as a major objective and to shift and narrow maritime traffic separation schemes as appropriate, including outright avoidance of key areas, and are further directed to consider the impact of oceanic noise created by commercial shipping and mineral exploration on such regulations.
7. Power plants that discharge water that has been used by the plant with no significant alterations save temperature are directed to prevent any undue restrictions to access to their discharge canals by marine mammals.
8. All commercial operations that operate to observe cetaceans in their native habitat are directed to maintain no more than a no wake speed when knowingly operating within 500 feet of a cetacean, and may not pursue, encircle, or come in between the members of a pod, make unnecessary sudden turns, make excessive noise, or approach such animals at an angle by which they would be taken by surprise. These operations also may not allow swimming with these cetaceans or coerce cetaceans into bow-riding. Violators shall be fined $25,000 per offense.
87  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Clash of Kings, an ASOIAF Game (Gameplay - 298 AL (4) - Five Kings) on: June 22, 2014, 12:52:04 pm
A raven to Tyrion Lannister

Lord Tyrion,

I am still awaiting a response to my offer for a prisoners exchange. It seems to me that giving away three young Lannister men in exchange for two innocent girls may be considered a generous offer, especially since yours and your father's position in this war seem far from triumphant in these days. Being the reasonable man I have known you as, I have no doubt you will seize this opportunity.

-- Robb of the House Stark, First of his Name, King in the North

 

OOC: I may be mistaken, but IIRC, Lumine never said you have Martyn Lannister as a hostage.  You might be thinking of the show where it is Willem and Martyn Lannister instead of Willem Lannister and Tion (?) Frey.

OCC: Yes, my reference was the show and I probably have misread Lumine's description... Shame. Sad Do I have Alton at least (the guy Jaime murdered in his attempt to escape, in the show)?

OOC: I'd think you do not. Cleos Frey, who is son of a Frey and a Lannister, was replaced by him in the show. In the books he doesn't exist.
88  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: Preserve our Bottlenose Dolphins Act (Debating) on: June 21, 2014, 06:49:53 pm
Well then, even if I think the costs outweigh the benefits of a ban I guess you've got your heart in it. If there's no more debate I'll open the voting booth in several hours.
89  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Repeal of the Three Strikes Bill (Debating) on: June 21, 2014, 06:36:31 pm
I'm thinking there should be another bill on crime and punishment later in the session; I want to introduce a day fine plan and we could discuss this more then.
90  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: June 2014 Federal Election - President, VP and Regional Senators on: June 20, 2014, 01:19:18 pm
President/Vice President:
1. Write-in: HagridOfTheDeep/Tmthforu94
2. Sirnick/Dallasfan65
3. DemPGH/Windjammer

IDS Senator:
1. NCYankee
2. Maxwell
91  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: IDS June 2014 Regional Election on: June 20, 2014, 12:53:48 am
District 2

1. Jbrase
2. WI: Dereich
92  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Clash of Kings, an ASOIAF Game (Gameplay - 298 AL (4) - Five Kings) on: June 19, 2014, 03:03:16 pm
--- By order of King Joffrey I of the House Baratheon, Robert Arryn is hereby named Warden of the East.

Wait, isn't Robert already the Warden of the East by virtue of being the only male descendant of the House of Arryn? Huh

No, after Jon Arryn died the Lannisters got Jamie appointed Warden of the East instead.
93  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Clash of Kings, an ASOIAF Game (Gameplay - 298 AL (4) - Five Kings) on: June 18, 2014, 09:11:13 pm
Right,

Ser Donnel Waynwood is hereby appointed Knight of the Gate. The guard at the Bloody Gate is to be brought up to full strength and is commanded to deny entry to any fleeing the Riverlands without means of supporting themselves.

A proclamation is sent out to the Riverlands to all men of wealth, skill or nobility declaring the Vale to be a safe refuge from the ravages of war to those who can prove their ability to sustain themselves.

As the Vale's only weakness in a time of war is the sea, the construction of seven new warships is ordered to begin in Gulltown.

All young, attractive, unmarried women are expelled from the Eyrie. The risk that they might be a temptation to Lord Robert is too great. Lord Nestor Royce is ordered to deny entry to the Eyrie of anyone who might seek to corrupt or harm his lord and to be watchful for his enemies, who are all around.

Ser Symond Templeton is appointed Master-at-arms. Lords (Yohn) Royce and Grafton are ordered to send hostages children of Robert's age to be wards of the Eyrie.

No statements are made on the ongoing war.
94  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Clash of Kings, an ASOIAF Game (Sign Up - Rules Thread) on: June 18, 2014, 07:37:29 pm
I was hoping to be Lysa. The Vale is waaaay under-appreciated.
95  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Repeal of the Three Strikes Bill (Debating) on: June 15, 2014, 03:22:34 am
Is it? Sure, the common usage where there is a mandatory sentence after the third strike is atrocious, but I don't see why giving courts more discretion to give higher sentences on the third strike on a case-by-case basis is a bad thing unless you think that imprisoning people in general is a bad thing and something we should avoid.
96  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Federalist Party: June 2014 Convention (WE ARE NOW VOTING - 72 HOURS) on: June 15, 2014, 03:18:04 am
Federalist Endorsement Ballot:

President:
[  ] Governor DemPGH (LAB-WA)/ Governor Windjammer (LAB-MN)
[  ] Fmr. Governor Sirnick (TPP-NY)/Governor Dallasfan (DR-MA)
[X] None of the Above
97  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: Preserve our Bottlenose Dolphins Act (Debating) on: June 15, 2014, 03:16:58 am
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8. The use of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane or polychlorinated biphenyls in industrial or commercial applications is hereby illegal. Violators shall be fined not less than $500,000 per offense.

Hasn't most of the anti-DDT stuff that got it banned been disproved? I see no reason for specifically penalizing the tool which almost singlehandedly got rid of malaria in the South.
98  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1912 Conventions on: June 13, 2014, 12:35:59 pm
Oh no, I forgot about Europe. I voted Lodge because obviously the socialist menace must be stopped, but if I had remember WW1 was about to start I obviously would have voted for TR. He's the only one I'd trust to handle the US in that kind of situation.
99  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / IDS 1: Sentancing Reform Act of 2014 (Signed) on: June 13, 2014, 03:02:33 am
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Repeal of the Three Strikes Bill

The Three Strikes Bill shall be repealed in its entirety.


Quote from: Final Text
Sentencing Reform Act of 2014
1. No civilian court may assign a penalty of more than 21 years imprisonment save in the instance of a crime against humanity, a crime against peace, a war crime, the crime of apartheid, genocide, slave trading, piracy, or beginning a war of aggression.
2. Unless explicitly forbidden by the court, a prisoner may become eligible for parole after serving 2/3 of his or her sentence.
3. A sentence may be extended by five years at a time if, at the point the prisoner is to be released, the prisoner is determined to continue to pose a significant danger to society with a great chance of committing future violent crimes.
4. Regional courts shall be in charge of extending prison terms upon the completion of prior sentences.
Sponsor: Maxwell
100  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Toll Road Abolishment Act (Passed) on: June 13, 2014, 03:01:32 am
I'm glad that my forgetfulness didn't make the difference between passage and failure.

With 2 ayes and 1 nay with 2 not voting before 48 hours had passed, this bill passes the legislature. It is sent to the Emperor for signature or veto.
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