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76  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Governor Simfan34 on: August 28, 2015, 10:48:45 pm
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77  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Conservative Party on: August 28, 2015, 10:16:25 pm
As Chairman, I think it prudent for us to discuss establishing some bylaws. I motion to adopt the following following debate:

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Governance of the Conservative Party

I: The Party Executive

The Party executive will consist of two members - the Chair and Vice Chair of the Conservative Party. The role of the executive is to draw up the party list, in consultation with the Leader, and to manage the organisation of the party on a day-to-day basis, as well as to oversee leadership elections.

The Party executive will be elected once every three months using the alternative vote system. Should there be only one candidate per position then no election will be held and the candidates will be declared elected.

II: The Leader of the Conservative Party

The Leader of the Conservative Party is the highest position in the party and is the Conservative candidate for Prime Minister of South America. He leads the parliamentary party, heads the party list, and leads election campaigns. The Leader of the Conservative Party must be a Member of Parliament.

Elections to the leadership will be held

1. Upon the resignation of the incumbent.

OR

2. Upon the nomination of a candidate by a fellow Conservative Member of Parliament and the acceptance of this nomination by the candidate.

OR
3. Upon the nomination of a candidate by 25% of the ordinary party membership and the acceptance of this nomination by the candidate.

All nominations must take place in the official Conservative Party thread [link].

Elections to the leadership of the party will be organised by the Chair of the party and will consist of a single ballot, lasting precisely 2 days, using the alternative vote system.

In the event that there is more than two candidates and no candidate achieves a majority, the lowest-placed candidate will be eliminated and a second ballot held until one candidate achieves 50%+1 of the vote and is thus elected Leader. The electorate will consist of the entire membership of the Conservative Party.

III: The Party List

The official party election list will be drawn through discussions of the Chair, Vice Chair and Leader of the party and submitted to the Registrar General in advance of an election. The Leader of the Conservative Party must always be the first-placed candidate on the list.

IV: The Party Manifesto

The Party executive, in consultation with the Leader of the party, will draw up a manifesto in advance of scheduled elections and submit the manifesto to the membership in the official Conservative Party thread [link]. The manifesto will contain the Conservative Party's proposed program for government were the party to win a parliamentary majority.

V: The membership

An up-to-date and accurate list of members of the Conservative Party will be maintained in the official Conservative Party thread  [link] by the Chair of the Party.
78  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Capital Planning Committee on: August 28, 2015, 05:32:33 pm
That outer circle is nearly 8 km in diameter. The innermost one is 2 km in diameter-- twice that of the Vienna Ringstrasse. This allows us to work with a virtually ideal layout-- think about it, almost all ideal city plans have been circular--while not having to overly tear up the city.
79  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Capital Planning Committee on: August 28, 2015, 04:54:36 pm
I suggest we look at the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. I don't know about the conditions in the ground, but it has a truly magnificent plan. We wouldn't need to do any work! Tongue (Or at least that much in terms of spatial planning)

80  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Convention for Agreement on Regional Consolidation in Atlasia on: August 28, 2015, 04:35:00 pm
I endorse maps 2, 4, and 6.
81  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Which city is going to serve as capital city? on: August 28, 2015, 04:24:29 pm
Yes. We must strive to be compact, but at the same time, we must provide for a comfortable, lively, and dignified, capital. Working with an existing city, we can add transport, incentivise and facilitate upzoning and densification, increase walkability, add parks, and provide for a government zone. I would take one section of the city, put in the necessary facilities, and work around those, rather than append a new zone in the city's periphery.
82  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Which city is going to serve as capital city? on: August 28, 2015, 04:07:38 pm
I am absolutely all for green space of all kinds and water, and canals where viable. Ideally they could also serve practical purposes as channels for storm overflow. We will have to study the geography and climate of the city to determine what is practical.
83  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Capital Planning Committee on: August 28, 2015, 03:46:38 pm
I, as Minister of Infrastructure, am establishing an official committee to select and plan our capital city and plan new facilities where necessary. We shall issue a White Paper  at the end of our duties making recommendations.

The Committee shall have four or six members appointed by the minister, three or four of which shall be non members of Parliament. I have already reserved one seat for one individual I shall contact. The Minister shall chair the committee. Interested persons shall apply below.
84  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Which city is going to serve as capital city? on: August 28, 2015, 03:36:50 pm
Institutions should be located in different cities; perhaps with the Parliament in Cochabamba.

Also Medellín is an awesome city and it definitely needs something.

No. This is costly and time consuming. Just ask the European Parliament.

One Zaha Hadid building may be nice. An entire city, on the other hand, would almost certainly be utterly unbearable.

You do have a point with that. If we keep her far off parliament and the presidential palace, but rather some ministry or some cultural venue (Museo Nacional del Arte Moderno?), that should be fine, though.

Sure. I'm all for pilasters, pediments, and domes, boulevards, pedestrian paths, and dense cities. I will be fighting the corner of New Urbanism, transit, and traditionalism. Neo Herrerian or Spanish Baroque, anyone?



I'll compromise on the architecture if I must  (I'll still oppose everything being in glass and steel), but the urban model is unegotiable.
85  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Can an officeholder be impeached for dereliction of duty? on: August 28, 2015, 03:36:07 pm
Or a similar offense. Just a question I had.
86  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Capitan Afleitch of the Armed Forces of South America. on: August 28, 2015, 02:45:44 pm
The security forces of the Ministry of Infrastructure, when found, will supress this republican demonstration.
87  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Which city is going to serve as capital city? on: August 28, 2015, 02:35:10 pm
One Zaha Hadid building may be nice. An entire city, on the other hand, would almost certainly be utterly unbearable.
88  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: National Congress of Labour (NCL) on: August 28, 2015, 02:32:47 pm
This is an American nation. We are Americans.

Oh, I do use the spelling used in the American nations of Canada, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago; as well as in the former nation of Guyana, which as we all know now forms part of our nation, and thus part of the operating area of this union.

Hear, hear!
89  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Which city is going to serve as capital city? on: August 28, 2015, 02:31:29 pm
Treaties? What treaties?
90  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: 1st Parliament of South America on: August 28, 2015, 02:24:02 pm
Can non government members amend government bills? Because, to be honest, one of the things I liked least about Atlasian legalism were TNF's constant amendments. Wink
91  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: August 28, 2015, 02:05:17 pm
Rowan in South Jersey.

Food reminds me of the Dig Inn (anyone been to one of those?) on my block that I eat at often. And it's probably much cheaper.  I actually just had a proper four course lunch- if you count that little pork as a course and not an amuse-bouche (seriously, something that could pass for an amuse-bouche in a college dining hall!). I could have gone for the soup and made it five. Just... wow!
92  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Jeb: Trump's sister is pro-choice, don't vote for Donald! on: August 28, 2015, 02:04:12 pm
I'm as snobbish and elitist as anyone else, but Jeb graduated PBK. I think he's all right.
93  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Europe-Middle East-Africa Refugee Crisis General Thread on: August 28, 2015, 01:16:41 pm
I find the notion that ag is ruining any thread incredible.

Why?

Because it seems to be Xahar's learned opinion that Europeans have nothing to contribute on any subject unless it is perfect concordance with the wishes of those of, ah, entirely or partially non-European heritage, whatever those wishes might be. He's made this rather clear on numerous occasions, and, I guess, he's entitled to that view.

Is it? I've known Xahar for many years, but I've never drawn that conclusion.
94  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Pacific Voting Booth: August 2015 General Elections on: August 28, 2015, 01:07:05 pm
Gubernatorial Election Ballot:

[1] Simfan34 of California
      The People's Party

Legislative Council Election Ballot:

[1] Classic Conservative of Oregon
      Federalist Party

[3] IndyRep of Idaho
      Civic Renewal

[2] Wulfric of Arizona
      Civic Renewal

[ ] Write In:

[ ] Abstain:
95  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Which city is going to serve as capital city? on: August 28, 2015, 12:53:04 pm
I like La Paz or Lima. The multiple capital arrangement is quite expensive for South Africa as well as the EU, and both have made efforts to get rid of them. Spanning a continent would only be even worse. I'd honestly prefer to not be consigned to some backwater, even if it's only pretend.

But if we can build a nice new government quarter at Coochawhatever, and throw in some decent cultural venues and restaurants I think I can survive. Just don't get Zaha Hadid to do it.
96  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Pacific Voting Booth: August 2015 General Elections on: August 28, 2015, 12:13:11 pm
             

Pacific Region August 2015 General Elections

This booth shall open immediately and shall remain open for 72 hours. 

The mode of voting is PR-STV, please indicate your ranking of preference for the respective candidates with a number before their name. There are three seats to be filled for the Legislative Council.

You may not edit your ballot after twenty (20) minutes have expired.

You are eligible to vote if you have been registered in the Pacific for seven (7) days.

You may write in candidates that do not appear on the official ballot. Such votes are valid only if either the respective candidate indicates to accept write-in votes in the official Candidacy Declaration Thread or if the respective candidate writes oneself in for first preference.

Gubernatorial Election Ballot:

[ ] Simfan34 of California
      The People's Party

Legislative Council Election Ballot:

[ ] Classic Conservative of Oregon
      Federalist Party

[ ] IndyRep of Idaho
      Civic Renewal

[ ] Wulfric of Arizona
      Civic Renewal

[ ] Write In:

[ ] Abstain:

97  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Which city is going to serve as capital city? on: August 28, 2015, 12:03:49 pm
Are we being banished to the rural hinterland?
98  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: August 28, 2015, 10:29:21 am
They're also talking about their "gourmet" dining hall. That word is now officially deader than a doornail. Although the video makes it look nicer than the dining hall at my college

I take that back.





Now I know why college costs are spiraling out of control. And the place is huge!
99  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Al Realpolitik Institute of Sulfur Mining & Extraction on: August 28, 2015, 09:49:36 am
100  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: August 28, 2015, 09:42:31 am
There's a Wizard of Oz themed video for their wellness center.

RECEPTIONIST: What's your name?

MALE STUDENT: I'm Dorothy!

Distinctly nervous laughter from the audience
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