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76  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: The Lion and the Rose: South on: February 05, 2015, 06:05:50 pm
To the Lords of Westeros and People of the Crownlands

Just as vassals are obliged to obey their rightful King, it is the King's sacred duty to protect and provide for his subjects. Regrettably, I was unable to protect King's Landing from an insane usurper before, but I will do what I can now. The Royal Fleet has been dispatched on a mission of salvation to the ruins of King's Landing. Refugees from the Mad Usurper will be taken to Dragonstone where they will be fed and sheltered through the winter in the name of Stannis Baratheon, true King of Westeros. While pretenders have plotted and fought amongst themselves only I have fulfilled the duties of a King at the Wall, against the Ironborn and at King's Landing.

I call upon the lords of the Vale, Riverlands, Reach and Crownlands to aid me, the King who helps his subjects, in my mission to save the victims of this vicious massacre. The "Targaryen" pretender sits in his stolen castle, dreaming up fanciful plans for a new capital while the refugees suffer from the oncoming winter. Westeros burned under the man who this child claims as his father as it burned under the Young Usurper; it is time for peace and order to return and it will not do so under yet another inexperienced and illegitimate child king. I am the true King of Westeros, and the true King rules from King's Landing; as it was taken in fire so too will it be reborn, better and more vibrant than ever.

So Says the King,
Stannis Baratheon, King of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men, Lord of Seven Kingdoms, and Protector of the Realm.
77  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Register Thread on: February 05, 2015, 05:18:33 pm
Dereich
Serenity
Federalist Party
78  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: The Lion and the Rose, the II ASOIAF Game (Sign Up - Rules Thread) on: February 05, 2015, 01:06:25 am
Won't be a problem, King Stannis doesn't mind things that are a bit melted. Fire's good as long as its kept away from the ships.

I don't know, wildfire doesn't seem to agree with Stannis.

As I said, just keep it away from the ships and fire's all good.
79  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: The Lion and the Rose, the II ASOIAF Game (Sign Up - Rules Thread) on: February 05, 2015, 12:32:05 am
Won't be a problem, King Stannis doesn't mind things that are a bit melted. Fire's good as long as its kept away from the ships.
80  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Police Surveillance Act (Debating) on: January 25, 2015, 03:33:58 pm
The real problem with this kind of bill is space for all the recordings. How long should they be kept? Forever? That would require a massive amount of memory space which isn't going to come cheap. A quick look around found an estimate that a 50 officer department is going to require 10 terabytes a month.

If you DON'T want to keep it forever, then there needs to be some system for how long it should be kept or for what reason. Either way, this bill probably needs a bit more debate.
81  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Greek parliamentary election predictions thread on: January 24, 2015, 03:46:53 am
33% SYRIZA
30% ND
  8% XA
  7% Potami
  6% KKE
  4% PASOK
  3.8% ANEL
  3.2% Kinima
  5% Others
82  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: IDS January 2015 Election on: January 19, 2015, 12:02:12 am
1. X
2. Duke
3. Maxwell
83  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS (Special): Recall Amendment (Voting) on: January 18, 2015, 10:19:07 pm
Abstain
84  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS (Special): Fix The Senate Rules Resolution (Voting) on: January 18, 2015, 12:58:17 pm
Aye
85  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: The Drone Release Act (Debating) on: January 18, 2015, 02:28:28 am
How does that work with the air? What distance around someone's house is considered "being used on another person's property"? Drone users might say "I didn't turn it on or remote control it from their property, so its not invasive", while drone opponents might try to turn their areas into a no fly zone.

Maybe instead something like "Within 150 feet of a person or their domicile without their express permission". But that still leaves camera issues....
86  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS (Special): Fix The Senate Rules Resolution on: January 18, 2015, 02:19:56 am
No opinion either way
87  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS: IDS Drug Legalization Act on: January 18, 2015, 02:19:31 am
Do you want to wait for the new group or go now? If now, I'll second.
88  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Murphy vs. Rubio Hypothetical on: January 16, 2015, 11:57:59 am
There are too many heavyweights waiting for higher office for Allen West to ever get by a primary. On that note, I'm still not sold on Murphy's quality in a serious political fight. Allen West is a crank who wasn't even running as an incumbent while his recent challenger was a no name state house member who was out-raised 4-1. Sure, he's survived in a Republican district, but would that be the case if he'd had an opponent with money who did NOT send moderates fleeing to the hills?
89  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS: IDS Drug Legalization Act on: January 14, 2015, 10:38:30 am
Aye guess so
90  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Hate Speech #2 on: January 14, 2015, 02:02:45 am
As far as I can tell, current US law is based on the Brandenburg standard. That's where I'd put the line myself; if the speech is likely to produce imminent violence it shouldn't be legal, but otherwise it shouldn't be banned.
91  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: The Lion and the Rose: The North on: January 13, 2015, 09:31:18 pm


Stannis Baratheon watched the loitering Watchmen from the King's Tower and ground his teeth. He shouldn't be here. Saving the Watch from the wildlings was well and good, but that was before Tywin had died. Stannis didn't like Tywin (Stannis didn't like many people) but he had respected him. Tywin had been the firm hand holding back chaos, keeping the kingdom from falling apart and now he was gone. Stannis needed to do something.

But for now that had to wait. He would not abandon his duty to the Watch; so he grit his teeth and waited for them to play through their little political show. The rumor was that Janos Slynt was a leading candidate to the next Lord Commander; the very idea was ridiculous. The Watch was full of practical people who weren't stupid enough to find out what "Ours is the Fury" means in practice. And besides, Slynt had less charisma than he did and could be outsmarted by any man with half a brain. No, the Watch would select some old hand from Eastwatch or the Shadow Tower to be their new Lord Commander and he would smile, congratulate them and then tell them what to do. He would inform the Commander that the fighting men of the wildlings were going to be let through the Wall to join Stannis's army. He would also be told to let in as many refugees as he could stomach, to be settled in the Gift. Settling the pacified wildlings would deprive his enemies of manpower, increase tax revenue and be a useful buffer against future attack; useless bias would not stand in the way of a common sense way of stopping the northern menace as long as he was King. As for the "King-Beyond-the-Wall", stubborn to the last, he would be made use of: Melisandre had assured Stannis that R'hllor had a use for the petty king and Stannis wasn't going to disagree. While he waited for the Watch to finish assembling for their vote, Stannis considered the North.

His position was by no means terrible; Roose Bolton controlled the North, but he was a hated usurper who would be violently put in his place the moment his grip slipped. Stannis had been Eddard Stark's choice to succeed Robert and he intended to put a Stark back in Winterfell; the Northmen would surely follow him. He stole a glace at his shadow, the Red Priestess who was always at his side. Already knowing what was on his mind, she smiled and said "Jon Snow is on his way as we speak." That was good. Legitimizing Snow might be the key to toppling Bolton. Already ravens had been sent to any and every Northern lord with a reason to dislike the Boltons and the Freys (all of them) and soon they would also get the news that a Stark had been restored to Winterfell and that the King who had done his duty for the Watch would do his duty for them.

Stannis stood and waited, impatient for the future he had seen in the flames. Westeros was crying out for a firm and just ruler to restore order. Westeros was crying out for Stannis. It just didn't know it yet.
92  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: The Drone Release Act (Debating) on: January 13, 2015, 02:51:23 am
"Invasive" is an awfully squirrely term. Does it mean the same thing for public and private property? Who gets to decide whats invasive? Define it broadly and pretty much anything can be invasive; this would just replace one ban on drone usage with another.
93  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: The Imperial Dominion of the South's Legislature on: January 12, 2015, 01:05:32 am
With a unanimous vote of the legislature, Yelnoc is expelled.

With 4 votes Maxwell is elected Speaker of the Imperial Legislature.
94  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / IDS 2: The Drone Release Act (Debating) on: January 11, 2015, 12:50:51 pm
Quote
The Drone Release Act
1. All IDS laws prohibiting commercial drone usage are hereby repealed.
2. Drones are not to be used in an invasive manner on private property.

Sponsor: Maxwell
95  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS: Promote Marriage Diversity Act on: January 11, 2015, 12:48:54 pm
With one aye, three nays and one legislator not voting, this bill fails in the IDS legislature.
96  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS: IDS Drug Legalization Act on: January 11, 2015, 12:47:56 pm
With two ayes, one nay, one abstention and one not voting this amendment has passed.
97  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: The Imperial Dominion of the South's Legislature on: January 11, 2015, 02:24:20 am
Should Yelnoc be expelled from the Imperial Legislature?

  • Yes
98  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: The Imperial Dominion of the South's Legislature on: January 10, 2015, 03:51:48 pm
There is nothing preventing us from doing both at once; we can choose our own officers so he's only speaker until we elect a new one. I was planning on just getting 4 statements from the legislators in favor of expulsion to go more quickly, but looking at the constitution it seems a proper vote IS required. So I'll start that immediately.

Legislators have 48 hours or until all have voted to choose whether or not to expel Yelnoc from the legislature. Please vote yes or no.

Should Yelnoc be expelled from the Imperial Legislature?

[] Yes
[] No
99  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: The Imperial Dominion of the South's Legislature on: January 10, 2015, 03:52:59 am
[1] Maxwell
100  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: The Imperial Dominion of the South's Legislature on: January 09, 2015, 11:11:19 pm
Seeing no more nominations, legislators please vote for your next speaker. This vote will close in 48 hours or when all have voted.

IDS Speaker:

[] Maxwell
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