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1  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Mass arrests at FIFA on: Today at 04:57:59 pm
Just goes to show that it's useful to have a country that likes football but doesn't worship it.

We like soccer?
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Pacific Voting Booth: Reintroducing the Cabinet Reform Amendment on: Today at 04:55:59 pm
Nay
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Governor Simfan34 on: May 26, 2015, 09:19:37 pm
I hereby sign the Pacific Organ Donation Act 2015 into law.

I will continue deliberating on the Reinstatement of the Pacific Protection of Commerce in Arms Act.

x Simfan
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What's going on? on: May 26, 2015, 09:15:42 pm
But will you become mayor of Hudson?
5  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Rank posters from most hawkish to least hawkish on: May 25, 2015, 03:34:36 pm
Murica! (during an anarchist revolution)
TNF(Socialist State)
SunriseAroundTheWorld
MungBeans
Computer89
RINO Tom
IceSpear
Dr Cynic
shua
MadmanMotley
Simfan
Smilo
New Canadaland
TNF(normal)
Maxwell
ElectionsGuy
LDSmith
Zen Lunatic
tara gilesbie
Spiral
Murica!(normal)
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: PA3: Fighting Unemployment (Pacific) Act of 2015 on: May 24, 2015, 01:33:06 pm
Seeing how, despite our efforts, unemployment remains stubbornly high, we are forced to resort to unorthodox measures.
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Pacific Voting Booth: Reintroducing the Cabinet Reform Amendment on: May 23, 2015, 07:17:22 pm

This voting booth is on a constitutional referendum to amend the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia.

Please vote AYE, NAY, or ABSTAIN on the amendment in question. Editing your ballot more than 20 minutes after casting it will invalidate your vote. Voting begins immediately and ends in exactly 7 days.

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Reintroducing the Cabinet Reform Amendment

1. Following the passage of this amendment, the current existing Cabinet shall retain its current form until the start of the next presidential term.

Article II of the Constitution is hereby amended to read:

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Section 1: The Presidency
5.The President shall appoint the Secretaries of the executive departments who shall constitute the Cabinet, with the advice and consent of the Senate, who shall all be registered voters. The President shall have power to dismiss any member of his Cabinet.

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Section 4: The Cabinet:

1. The cabinet shall be divided into different executive departments, created and regulated by executive order, with the exception of the Department of Federal Elections, Census Bureau and the Department of Justice.
2. The individual departments shall be led by Cabinet Secretaries, who shall be appointed by the President through executive order and confirmed by the Senate through a majority vote.
3. All of the Secretaries of the Cabinet may appoint Deputies, who all shall be registered voters, to handle specific government departments, agencies or responsibilities.

Section 5: Game Engine:

1. The Game Engine shall be represented in the person of a Game Moderator who shall be entrusted with establishing and informing about the real world events and situations of the Republic of Atlasia and the World.
2. The Game Moderator shall be a registered voter, and he shall be appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The Game Moderator may at any time be removed by the Senate by a three fifths vote, without presidential approval.
3. The Game Moderator may appoint deputies to assist him on his duties, who shall all be registered voters and confirmed by the Senate through a majority vote.
4. The office of the Game Moderator shall not be considered subordinated to the Presidency or the Cabinet.

Article V, Section 1 of the Constitution is hereby amended to read:

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1. No person may simultaneously hold two or more offices of the Republic of Atlasia at any level of the government. An exception shall be made for the Secretaries of the President's cabinet, excluding the Game Moderator, who may serve in multiple cabinet posts, but not in addition to any other office. The Vice President may also be allowed to serve in a single cabinet post. Any person nominated to multiple offices, and any person already holding office nominated to another office as allowed above, shall still require Senate approval for each individual cabinet post. In the event that a Vice President who holds a cabinet post becomes Acting President, the Vice President shall designate an Acting Secretary to exercise the powers of that cabinet post while he or she serves as Acting President. The Senate shall, by appropriate legislation, have the power to place further limitations on the holding of multiple offices within the President's cabinet.

Article VIII, Section 2 of the Constitution is hereby amended to read:

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1. The candidacy declaration deadline for regular and special federal elections shall be determined by the Senate via appropriate legislation.
2. The procedure for absentee voting shall be determined by the Senate via appropriate legislation or by the Secretary of Federal Elections in the absence of such legislation.
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: 16th Pacific LegCo introduction and discussion thread on: May 23, 2015, 07:12:10 pm
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Securing Teacher Excellence Act of 2015

1. Teachers shall hitherto be required to undergo processes of self-review monthly and write confidential reports on the performance of their colleagues. Problematic teachers will be required to undergo improvement training, if they fail to improve substantially the district may terminate their employment.

2. Any new teacher must score above the 50th percentile in their GPA from the institution they received their last degree.

3. A $200 million fund will be established to endow continuous-training and skill updating programs for teachers. Amharic shall be made an official language of the region. All districts shall be required to establish or provide for these training programs, whether they establish their own or work at an inter-district or county-wide level.

4. Districts will be encouraged to hire professionals to teach in their professions in schools.
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: 16th Pacific LegCo introduction and discussion thread on: May 23, 2015, 07:10:37 pm
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Year Round School Act of 2015

1. The Pacific Region shall require all primary and secondary schools to adopt a schedule of at least 190 school days.

2. This schedule shall require a continuous cycle of 605 blocks of school days and 205 breaks, for a year-round schedule.

3. All districts and primary and secondaries schools shall adopt this schedule by the beginning of the 2016 academic year.[/b]
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: 16th Pacific LegCo introduction and discussion thread on: May 23, 2015, 07:08:29 pm
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Sidewalk Proliferation and Pedestrian Encouragement Act of 2015

1. All new residential and commercial developments in the Pacific Region will be required to have sidewalks.

2. The addition of sidewalks to roads in the Region will be encouraged and supported by a 50% subsidy for sidewalks for both new and existing roads.

3. The construction of bicycle lanes will be encouraged by the region and supported in a way deemed appropriate by the Budget Commission.

4. The costs for the construction and maintenance of sidewalks in private developments will be considered tax-exempt.

5. The Region will launch and maintain an advertising campaign promoting the benefits of walking for at least six months.

6. The Region will investigate and consider ways to facilitate more pedestrian-friendly forms of development.
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Governor Simfan34 - On the ongoing crisis on: May 23, 2015, 07:06:50 pm
Good evening! Extending the LOA for another week.

Nope! LOA over.
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: 16th Pacific LegCo introduction and discussion thread on: May 23, 2015, 07:05:43 pm
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Winfield People's' Defense Against Distracted Driving Act of 2015

1. All vehicle operators while driving in the Northeast Region shall be restricted from the following activities:
 
  • using hand-held cell phones in any capacity
  • using electronic devices like laptop computers, video games, cameras, video entertainment displays and programming portable audio players, e.g. MP3 players
  • reading printed materials in the vehicle
  • writing, printing or sketching
  • personal grooming

2. The penalty for the first offense shall be a fine of $200.00

3. The penalty for the second offense shall be a fine of $600.00, and the driver must complete a mandatory distracted drivers course and a mandatory safe driving course

4. Any further offenses will result in a fine of $1000.00 per offence, with the suspension of the offender's license for a year.
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Movement for Four Regions (M4R) on: May 23, 2015, 07:03:16 pm
This still remains relevant...

No. Instead, how about we try to improve the Midwest so all regions can prosper. Don't get rid of them. People like Maxwell and MaxQue are helping their region, and I think that instead of ditching it, we all should improve them.

Indeed. Activity is cyclical, and won't be solved by just amputating different aspects of the game. I remember a time when most regions were total wastelands of activity, and that changed with time as regional reformists came and went. We're trying our best to undergo that same process in the Midwest right now. The Mideast has had trouble in the past, the Northeast has been reformed numerous times, the South used to be nothing more than a system of initiatives. Shooting the Midwest in the head just because they don't reach the standards of the other regions at this point in time is crazy.

It would help, of course, if people would actually stop leaving the region. Tongue

But wouldn't all those seem to point to the idea that we can only sustain four regions (with different regions being inactive at different times)? I don't want to "punish the Midwest" or anything, but, if we can only have four active regions, it makes sense that, if you're chopping off a region in order to make four that are fully active, it'd be a centrally-located one that currently has low activity. Although I think that any map would be something more like:



But in the end, this is an elections game, and there's no fun if you're not having any competitive elections.




That is acceptable since it doesn't chop up the Mideast (I was referring in no small part to a number of other proposals that had been suggested), although I still disagree with the premise that Atlasia can only support four regions.  I would argue that the best solution is what I described in my previous post.

I like these.
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: 16th Pacific LegCo introduction and discussion thread on: May 23, 2015, 07:00:17 pm
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Anti-Gambling Exploitation Act of 2015

1. Gambling machines of any sort or kind are hereby prohibited from any establishment that serves alcohol or any other mind-altering substances such as marijuana, LSD, psilocybin, salvia, MDMA, etc.

2. Dedicated casinos are prohibited from serving alcohol on the gambling floor.

3. Any institution found to be acting in violation of these provisions shall be fined $20,000 on the first offense and $100,000 on the second with the permanent revocation of its liquor license.
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: 16th Pacific LegCo introduction and discussion thread on: May 23, 2015, 06:59:42 pm
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Mind-Altering Substance Accountability Act of 2015

1. Any person who chooses to use mind-altering substances such as marijuana, LSD, alcohol, psilocybin, salvia, MDMA, etc. is responsible for their actions while under the influence of said substances.

2. If a person under the influence of mind-altering substances causes the death of another Atlasian, they are to be charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and sentenced according to standards set by the region in which the offense is committed.

3. If a person under the influence of mind-altering substances causes a vehicular accident that does not take the life of another Atlasian, but instead causes them severe injuries such as paralysis, coma or amputation, they are to be charged with Reckless Endangerment and sentenced according to standards set by the region in which the offense is committed.

4. If a person under the influence of mind-altering drugs is operating a motor vehicle and is pulled over by a law enforcement official, said law enforcement official reserves the right to test the offender for sobriety. If the offender is found to be impaired by any mind-altering substance, as outlined in Section 1, they are to be charged with Driving Under the Influence of a Mind Altering Substance and should be sentenced according to standards set by the region in which the offense is committed.
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: 16th Pacific LegCo introduction and discussion thread on: May 23, 2015, 06:55:46 pm
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Governor's School Act

1. The Pacific Department of Education shall set up a summer institution, known as the Governor's School, for the education of the most gifted and skilled students, rising 11th and 12th graders; a student of the Governor's School shall be allowed to participate only once. The mission of the Governor's School shall be to identify the most outstanding students of the region and expose them to a learning environment that is both educationally enriching and fundamentally different form a regular school setting.

2. Each school shall be allowed to nominate no more than 2% of its class to the Governor's School.

3. Admission shall be based upon GPA, essays, teacher recommendations, and interviews.  Instructors shall be identified as the best in their selected field within the state and shall have to pass a rigorous application process to be allowed to teach at the program.

4. Tuition, room and board shall be paid for by the region.

5. The courses offered shall include, but not be limited to: Literature, Latin, French, Spanish, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Engineering, Computer Science, Architecture, Applied and Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Music, Urban planning, and Sustainability and Environmental studies.  All classes taken at the Governor's School by each student will result in that student receiving high school credit for that class, and the ability to exempt from taking it in their regular high school.

6. Enrollment in each grade's class shall not exceed 800 students.  All students shall be treated as equals with regards to grade level and not be divided in any respect based on age.

7. The Governor's School shall be hosted on a campus of the University of California.

8. The program shall last six (6) weeks and take place entirely within the summer break.

9. Upon passage of this act, the Department of Education is instructed to begin planning the first session of the Governor's School for the summer of 2016.
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: 16th Pacific LegCo introduction and discussion thread on: May 23, 2015, 06:53:23 pm
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Fighting Unemployment Act of 2015

1. $745 million shall be allocated to employ unemployed Pacificans in infrastructure projects as an auxiliary force.

2. 250,000 people shall be targeted for employment.

3. The employed persons shall be paid minimum wage.

4. A sufficient number of vacant multi-family housing complexes (i.e., apartment buildings) shall be purchased by the region to house all homeless persons at no cost to them, in the Anti-Homelessness Scheme (AHS).

5. The SAOC shall cooperate in ensuring the eradication of homelessness through and compliance in the AHS, which all homeless persons shall participate in.
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Mideast Record-Courier Polls: Best Atlasian President (Since Dissolution) on: May 23, 2015, 06:46:14 pm
1. Polnut
2. Duke/Nix (tie)
3. Cranberry
4. Lumine von Reuental
5. Nathan
6. Marokai
7. DemPGH
8. "Napoleon", the worst President in Atlasian history.

Probably put Nix ahead, but otherwise this.
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Deeply Disturbing on: May 23, 2015, 06:43:45 pm
What is going on here? I'm completely lost.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Do you support Atlasia adopting a bicameral legislature? on: May 23, 2015, 06:38:12 pm
I have long supported a four-region reform.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: PA2: The Pacific Organ Donation Act of 2015 on: May 23, 2015, 06:31:52 pm
The symbol seems a bit much, but I would support this measure otherwise.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: PA1: Reinstatement of the Pacific Protection of Commerce in Arms Act on: May 23, 2015, 06:30:51 pm
I am in agreement with the Senator.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Real Life Picture Thread (PAPOY Creepfest 2015) on: May 23, 2015, 06:27:31 pm
that red pea coat is sick, I don't like the rolled sleeves though, rolling up the sleeves on what is ostensibly a cold-weather outerwear piece doesn't make sense

Second that on the peacoat. Nice.
24  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian federal election - 2015 on: May 23, 2015, 06:16:49 pm
The 2% who think Mario Beaulieu would be the best Prime Minister of Canada are my favorite.

This is the first time I've ever actually seen what Justin Trudeau looks like. His face is so unbelievably smug I just want to punch it

At least he shaved his stupid goatee:



Jesus Christ, that happened?
25  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Ethiopian electoral-type event, 24 May 2015 on: May 23, 2015, 05:10:45 pm
This is tomorrow.
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