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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Northeast Governor Talleyrand on: October 19, 2014, 03:54:23 pm
Lt. Governor and Representative Opening

With the unfortunate departure of Lt. Governor Matt from the Assembly, we have a vacancy for Lt. Governor and another for Representative.

I've contacted some prospective candidates for both these positions, but if anyone else is interested, please PM me by tonight. Since we do not have much time left in the Assembly term, I plan to make these appointments by tomorrow at latest.

2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Assembly Legislation Introduction Thread on: October 19, 2014, 03:34:52 pm
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Northeast State Representation Act

1. No person may claim to represent a state or any lower local government area of the Northeast Region without express permission from the Northeast Assembly, the government of Atlasia, or some other organization imbued with that power by the aforementioned bodies.

Full credit for this bill goes to Legislator Dereich of the I.D.S., who proposed this bill in his respective region.
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Northeast Governor Talleyrand on: October 19, 2014, 03:30:35 pm
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From Each According to His Ability, To Each According to His Need Act

This act may be cited as the FEAHAEAHN Act.

Section 1:

1. The Northeast hereby creates a tax subsidy for 3D Printing technology.
2. Northeastern taxpayers who have purchased 3D Printers shall be eligible for a 50% tax rebate on the purchase of said 3D Printer.
3. This section shall go into effect on the November-February 2015 Budget.

Section 2:

1. The Northeast appropriates $50 million dollars toward further research and development into 3D Printing technology, for each successive budget.
2. $6 million dollars of the aforementioned $50 million dollars shall be appropriated under Health Research and Training, in the Health Services section of the budget.
3. The remaining $44 million dollars shall be appropriated under Economic Development.
4. This section shall go into effect on the November-February 2015 Budget.

x Talleyrand

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Blam This Crap Act

1. Boston's prohibition on the Haystack app is hereby repealed.
2. New York City's ban on "Boogie Boards" is hereby repealed.

x Talleyrand

I am happy to sign these two bills, as they will help continue the march of the Northeast into the 21st century. Innovating in 3-D printing technology and removing bizarre restrictions on personal electronic applications are certainly clear steps toward doing so.
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The Atlasian Universal Education Bill (Debating) on: October 19, 2014, 10:38:19 am
I believe this is not only unconstitutional, but it's a bad idea. I encourage the Senate to reject this right away.

I am not a fan of this, although I won't venture into speculating on its constitutionality. Although by no means am I big on "regional rights", I do think something like this is best left to the regions...
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: MA: Rasmussen: Coakley trails Baker on: October 17, 2014, 08:17:10 pm

Unfortunately you're probably correct. Coakley will likely lose at this point.

As for the people complaining that someone else would be doing better, they clearly did not pay attention to her opponents in the primary. Judging by the polling taken during the primary, they would likely be doing even worse. I do not consider Grossman or Berwick better candidates electorally speaking than Coakley.
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Who wins Colorado? on: October 17, 2014, 08:12:51 pm
Udall is finished. He's run a weak, single-issue campaign that has been easily refuted, and he's up against possibly the best candidate of the cycle.

In addition, he's severely underperforming his ticket mate. My personal guess is that he goes down by 3-6 points.
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Flash Poll: Ganonsyoni Compromise on: October 14, 2014, 09:38:32 pm
This "secessionist" movement has exactly one member, and while I like him personally, he probably should be on trial for treason at this point.

I think President Cranberry has good intentions, but I think "negotiating" with Alfred and appointing a mediator for that purpose is plain silly. As for the semi-autonomous region or whatever, it's plainly not a good idea, especially as it carves out a treasured part of our region without consent from our citizens.
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1:From Each According to His Ability,To Each According to His Need Act(Debate) on: October 14, 2014, 07:41:48 pm
As someone who has worked several times with 3D printer technology in the academic environment, I know that it has extreme potential in the modern age. And as Dallas says, it will wean off many from corporate America given time.
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE2: Blam This Crap Act (Debating) on: October 14, 2014, 07:38:52 pm
Banning harmless electronic devices is ridiculous. Will sign this.
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: A compromise proposal on: October 13, 2014, 06:38:20 am
Something like this does seem interesting, but if we're struggling to get active players for Atlasia alone, how do you think we'd be able to support a whole different country?
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Northeast Governor Talleyrand on: October 11, 2014, 09:18:52 pm
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The Peace, Love, and Blessings Act

1. Marriage shall be taught in schools as a religious union of two or more people, regardless of race, gender, or familial relationship.

2. Debate on different views of marriage will still be permitted.

x Talleyrand

This definition of marriage is one which does not conflict with regional law and most reflects the views of our region's citizens, in addition to respecting the rights of homosexual, polygamous, or incestuous couples. In addition, it allows ample room for citizens to disagree with the definition set forth, preserving the right of speech and dissent which the Northeast values so much. Smiley
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Senate Approval Ratings (Regional) on: October 10, 2014, 04:43:45 pm
Strongly disapprove of bore

Why is that the case?
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Northeast Governor Talleyrand on: October 10, 2014, 06:48:44 am
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The Northeast National Guard shall hereby put an end to any remnants of the "secessionist" movement lingering in the states of New York and Pennsylvania.
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Northeast Governor Talleyrand on: October 09, 2014, 07:33:42 pm
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Drug Liberalization Act

Section 1

1. Existing criminal penalties concerning the sale of heroin, morphine, methadone, opium, amphetamine, ketamine, PCP, cocaine and methamphetamine and the substances, plants, or chemicals needed for their processing, shall be abolished throughout the Northeast Region.

2. The commercial selling of the substances mentioned in Subsection 1 of Section 1 shall be limited to persons over the age of sixteen

Section 2

1. Unless otherwise specified herein, the provisions of this legislation shall take full effect January 1, 2015.

x Talleyrand

A recent federal bill allowed regions to make laws on the sale of most drugs, and I am happy to legalize them through this bill. My initial intention had been to attach a "sin tax" to it of reasonable proportions, but since we do not have any for cigarettes/tobacco, I think this will be unnecessary for now.
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: Drug Liberalization Act (On Governor's Desk) on: October 09, 2014, 07:31:02 pm
Poirot, that may be a good idea.

Could we come up with a reasonable "sin tax" to attach to this bill in this thread before I veto the bill?

Okay, apparently we don't have a sin tax for cigarettes and tobacco, so I don't think we need to add one at this time. I plan on signing the bill.

However, I do think we need to figure out a system to get a possible redraft by the governor in place for future vetos.
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE2: The Peace, Love, and Blessings Act (Debating) on: October 08, 2014, 08:29:32 pm
I am fully in support of this; can we get a final vote, Mr. Speaker?
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Labor Party Fall 2014 Convention - San Francisco, CA - BYLAW MODIFICATION VOTE on: October 07, 2014, 10:27:45 pm
1. Yes
2. Two Terms
3. Chair & VC
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: Drug Liberalization Act (On Governor's Desk) on: October 07, 2014, 01:40:16 pm
Does the NE allow for gubernatorial redrafts?
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Labor Party Fall 2014 Convention - San Francisco, CA - BYLAW MODIFICATION VOTE on: October 06, 2014, 12:20:21 am
Adding the following to Section 5:

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4. Other Officeholders
 a. The members of the Politburo may appoint other members of the party to assist them in each of their duties as they see fit.
 b. The Politiburo as a whole reserves the right to be informed of any such appointments in a timely manner.
 c. The Politburo may, by simple majority vote, dismiss any such officeholder from their services.

[X] Yes
[  ] No

Adding the text in red to Section 7:

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VII. PRIMARY PROCEDURE

1. All Labor Party candidates are automatically endorsed by the Party, except for the following situations in which there will be a Labor Party Primary:
  a. If there are more Labor Party members running than open spots in a given election
  b. If a Labor Party member is a presidential or vice-presidential candidate on a cross-party ticket
  c. If there are more than 3 candidates for Senate in a regularly-scheduled Senate election
  d. The concerned candidate falls under the circumstances outlined in Section VII-3.

Term Limits for Politburo:

[  ] One term
[  ] Two terms
[X] No term limits

Composition of Politburo:

[  ] Have a Chair only
[X] Have a Chair and VC
[  ] Have a Chair, VC & Gen Secretary
[  ] Keep as-is
[  ] Other (explain yourself)
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Northeast Governor Talleyrand on: October 05, 2014, 11:26:09 am
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The Northeast Assembly shall hereby meet in Dover, Delaware until New York City is secured

x Talleyrand

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The Northeast National Guard will commence joint operations with the federal army to continue stopping the violence in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine

x Talleyrand

It is my intention that after we quell this rebellion and have all citizens safe again, the Northeast will seek a pathway to a referendum for independence. While I personally oppose this course of action, especially with the tactics that some pro-independence supporters have taken, it's quite clear at this point that many Northeasterners would like to see our region become its own country.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Northeast Governor Talleyrand on: October 04, 2014, 06:46:56 pm
State of Emergency

The Northeastern National Guard is hereby deployed throughout the region to quell the extreme unrest troubling our region and to protect citizens from being harmed. I strongly condemn the revolutionary secessionist movement, and believe that they should pursue their goals through democratic means, if at all.

x Talleyrand
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: Drug Liberalization Act (Debating) on: October 04, 2014, 04:16:36 pm
Don't we have a small "sin tax" on substances like alcohol and tobacco? Maybe we could attach one to some of these?
23  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Predict Margin (%) for CO-Senate on: October 04, 2014, 10:10:07 am
Gardner- 50%

Udall- 47%
24  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: OK-Gov: The Darkest and Horsiest race of 2014? on: October 04, 2014, 08:11:00 am


lol
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Predict Margin (%) for IA-Senate on: October 02, 2014, 05:37:59 pm
Ernst- 52%
Braley- 46%
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