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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE2: The Same Love Act (Debating) on: July 23, 2014, 10:26:10 am
Didn't know our laws on this were so draconian. I am obviously in favor of this.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Happy Birthday Franzl! on: July 22, 2014, 09:58:59 pm
Happy Birthday. Hope you're having fun.
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Open Your Heart Polling: The Government Overhaul on: July 22, 2014, 09:39:37 pm
To be totally honest, I'd prefer a district system for a lower house, if we made the laws for moving states much stricter. Otherwise, I'd back either closed list or open list.
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Office of Mideast Governor Riley Keaton and Lieutenant Governor TJ on: July 22, 2014, 09:35:10 pm
I will be challenging the ballot certifications on the grounds that votes for Al should have been counted, pursuant to the holding in Badger et al v. Inks.LWC.

How does your case have any standing? Al never indicated anywhere that he'd accept votes.
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Is Governor Keaton hiking the Appalachian Trail? (MIA since 6/27) on: July 22, 2014, 01:15:15 pm
IIRC, such a long absence would allow the Lt. Governor to take over the position's duties.

It should also be noted there has only been one post in the Mideast Assembly since July 3rd (over two weeks).
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of the Northeast Governor (Lt. Gov coming soon) on: July 21, 2014, 09:31:53 pm
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The Taking Things Into Our Own Hands Act

Section 1:


1. In order to better serve the people of the Northeast specifically as well as assist the Game Moderator, shall create a news agency specifically dedicated to Northeast storylines and news.
2. This news agency may be either newspaper, television or radio company.
3. The Northeast Governor may appoint the head of the News Agency at the consent of the Northeast Assembly.
4. The Head of the News Agency may be replaced at anytime due to inactivity or poor performance at the behest of either the Governor or a majority vote of the Northeast Assembly.

Section 2:

1. The Head of the News Agency as appointed by the Governor may hire assistants to work with at their own recognizance.
2. The Head of the News Agency is responsible only for NE storylines and cannot override any decision by the Game Moderator.

Section 3:

1. This legislation will expire in 3 months time, but may be renewed by the consent of the Assembly.

x Talleyrand

I plan to appoint the head of this program soon.
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE4: July-October Northeast Budget FY2014 (Debating) on: July 21, 2014, 09:30:49 pm
Taxation for that income bracket has been abolished.
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE4: July-October Northeast Budget FY2014 (Debating) on: July 20, 2014, 09:27:15 pm
Thank you Napoleon for the revenue figures.

In addition to some additional spending on the "Check on Power" act and homelessness (which would be supplemented by a grant from the federal government), why not include a small tax rebate?
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: Northeast Electoral Reform Amendment (Debating) on: July 20, 2014, 09:23:32 pm
I am fine with Barnes' proposal, or alternatively we could just set the date of all elections to the third weekend of each month.
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of the Northeast Governor (Lt. Gov coming soon) on: July 20, 2014, 12:42:00 am
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Matt from VT is hereby appointed Northeast Representative

x Talleyrand

Due to the vacancy created by BaconBacon96's expulsion from the Assembly, I am happy to appoint former Vice President Matt to his seat.
11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: By-elections of the 44th Australian Parliament (2013-2016) on: July 18, 2014, 11:35:53 am
It's on a 7% margin. I suspect the LNP will hold onto lose it narrowly, but regain it next year.
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Voting Booth: Special Assembly Election & Referendum on: July 18, 2014, 11:33:55 am
Northeast Assembly
1. JoMCar

Referendum
Aye
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Labor Party Spring 2014 Convention - PLATFORM OR I'LL CHOKE A B*TCH on: July 18, 2014, 12:55:40 am
I also support extending the voting period to 72 hours. The platform is lengthy.

Should the Labor Party platform include an executive summary of the contents inside prior to the body of the document?
Select only one option.
[X] Yes
[  ] No

Do you support the Industry section of the platform as is currently written?
Select only one option.
[  ] Yes
[X] No

If you answered 'no', what changes would you like to see made?
Select all that apply.
[X] Removal of the plank calling for nationalization of power and fuel companies.
[  ] Clarification or modification of the plank calling for nationalization of power and fuel companies. (This essentially means that you support the idea of power and fuel company nationalization, you just want to see the plank re-written in the interests of coming to a consensus within the party as to what that means, exactly)
[X] Removal of the plank calling for nationalization of transportation.
[  ] Clarification or modification of the plank calling for nationalization of transportation.
[X] Removal of the plank calling for nationalization of iron and steel.
[  ] Clarification of the plank calling for nationalization of iron and steel.
[  ] Removal of the plank calling for federal chartering of corporations.
[  ] Clarification or modification of the plank calling for federal chartering of corporations.
[  ] Removal of the 'Policy for Exports' plank.
[X] Clarification or modification of the 'Policy for Exports' plank.
[X] Removal of the 'Production for use' plank.
[  ] Clarification or modification of the 'Production for use' plank.
[  ] Removal of the 'Modernize collective bargaining' plank.
[  ] Clarification or modification of the 'Modernize collective bargaining' plank.
[  ] Removal of the 'Industrial democracy' plank.
[  ] Clarification or modification of the 'Industrial democracy' plank.
[  ] Removal of the 'Promote cooperative industry' plank.
[  ] Clarification or modification of the 'Promote cooperative industry' plank.
[  ] Removal of the 'Streamline the state' plank.
[  ] Clarification or modification of the 'Streamline the state' plank.

Do you support the Agriculture section of the platform as is currently written?
Select one option.
[  ] Yes
[X] No

If you answered 'no', what changes would you like to see made?
I, like, DemPGH, am skeptical of complete planning administered by the federal government. Instead, I believe that regional governments should provide some basic planning, along with a program (like he has suggested), to educate and better train farmers.

I support bringing unused farmland under public ownership, but instead of refarming it, I would rather see this land returned to a natural state, via re-forestry or the like.


Do you support the Housing section of the platform as is currently written?
Select one option.
[  ] Yes
[X] No

If you answered 'no', what changes would you like to see made?
Remove the line regarding public ownership of the housing and construction sectors.

Do you support the Education and Leisure section of the platform as is currently written?
Select one option.
[  ] Yes
[X] No

If you answered 'no', what changes would you like to see made?
Replace "free" with "affordable to all".

Do you support the Health and Children section of the platform as is currently written?
Select one option.
[  ] Yes
[X] No

If you answered 'no', what changes would you like to see made?
Remove the phrase "all-out nationalization of the health care sector" and replace "at no cost" with "at an affordable cost for all."
Remove "public ownership of all health care establishments and the pharmaceutical sector"
Remove "abolition of all charges for health care"
Remove child allowance
Remove live-in aids program
Remove incentive for having more than two children and replace with incentive for having less than two children.


Do you support the Social Insurance section of the platform as is currently written?
Select one option.
[  ] Yes
[X] No

If you answered 'no', what changes would you like to see made?
Remove the section about automobile insurance which other members have mentioned (I don't see it though)

Do you support the Peace section of the platform as is currently written?
Select one option.
[  ] Yes
[X] No

If you answered 'no', what changes would you like to see made?
I don't think Mexico should be added to the Common Market for quite some time yet.

Do you support the addition of a section to the platform concerning Game Reform?
Select one option.
[X] Yes
[  ] No

If you answered 'yes', what would you like it to call for?
Select all that apply.
[X] Bicameral federal legislature.
[  ] Open party-list proportional representation.
[  ] Closed party-list proportional representation.
[  ] Mixed member proportional representation.
[  ] FPTP
[  ] Referendums at the federal level.
[X] Single thread, SoFE administered referendums for the approval of all constitutional amendments.
[  ] Selection of a percentage of officeholders by lot rather than election.
[X] Write-in: Regional Consolidation
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE2: The Taking Things Into Our Own Hands Act (Debating) on: July 16, 2014, 11:50:38 pm
I'm with Dallasfan on this one. I see nothing wrong with having this as a trial program, and it could infuse some activity into the region.
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE4: July-October Northeast Budget FY2014 (Debating) on: July 16, 2014, 11:47:32 pm
GM Napoleon has informed me we will be getting some numbers on this ASAP.
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE2: Fix the Regions on: July 16, 2014, 10:46:23 am
I motion to table this bill. Not only does it not have a sponsor currently in the Assembly, but it deals with a federal constitutional, and not regional, issue.
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northeast Vital Civic Information Thread on: July 15, 2014, 10:34:28 pm
For the duration of my time in office, I delegate my responsibilities on this thread to the Chief Judicial Officer.
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Voting Booth: Constitutional Convention Clarification Amendment on: July 15, 2014, 08:51:58 am
AYE
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of the Northeast Governor (Lt. Gov coming soon) on: July 14, 2014, 09:56:23 pm
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Dr. Cynic is hereby appointed Lieutenant Governor

x Talleyrand

I am pleased to welcome back Dr. Cynic to the Assembly and to have him serve as Lt. Governor, a position I have no doubt he'll do well in. I also hope that JoMCaR, who ran a good campaign, will run again at some point in time for the position of Representative.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: Speaker Absence Amendment (Debating) on: July 14, 2014, 06:04:38 am
Most continuously serving

I think that is going to need to be defined better.

Representative with the longest continuous length of service, maybe?
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE4: July-October Northeast Budget FY2014 (Debating) on: July 14, 2014, 06:01:01 am
Ok.

1. We'll need to change the budget to account for the income tax change Dallasfan pointed out in this thread. I thought I had changed it when Deus pointed out the same thing in the legislation introduction thread, but apparently I missed it. Tongue

2. Do you guys think $1 billion this trimester would be sufficient for the time being to fund the "Check on Power" act?
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE4: July-October Northeast Budget FY2014 (Debating) on: July 13, 2014, 10:18:56 pm
This Speaker is currently just the last budget passed by the Assembly, and is here as a baseline so we can amend it to account for bills passed since it was implemented and find other places to pump money into.

Continually running a surplus could be potentially problematic in the future. Is there anything that we can bump up the funding for here?

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=191575.0

We will need to increase spending in public safety by $2 billion to account for this bill. Other than that, we'd probably need to introduce some more bills to chip into it a bit more. A broader anti-homelessness initiative than the one we currently have, perhaps?
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of the Northeast Governor (SPECIAL ELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT) on: July 13, 2014, 10:14:27 pm
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Amended Pornography Liberalization Act

Section 1.
A. The Pornography Liberalization Act is repealed.

Section 2.
A . The Pornography and Age of Consent Act of 2010 is hereby amended to read:

        A1. An act to liberalise laws restricting sexual activity and to amend the Northeast Pornography and Age of Consent Act of 2005:

1. In accordance with the federal Bow Chicka Bow Wow Act of 2009, All individuals 14 years of age or older shall have the right to buy, possess, and view pornography depicting only persons of 18 years of age or older.

x Talleyrand

I encourage citizens to participate in the debate over the July-October budget resolution which has just been introduced, and contribute ideas as to how we can best utilize a portion of the $5 billion in spending to combat homelessness apportioned by the federal government.
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of the Northeast Governor (ANNOUNCEMENT OF SPECIAL ELECTION) on: July 12, 2014, 04:01:12 pm
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A special election will be held to fill the Assembly seat vacated by Napoleon from July 18th to July 20th

x Talleyrand

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SirNick is hereby appointed as Representative

x Talleyrand

SirNick has served this region well as Governor and Representative for the past two years, and has generously offered to serve in the latter position again for the interim period.
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE: Confirmation of Barnes as CJO on: July 12, 2014, 01:18:50 pm
Since Averroes has officially sworn in as SoEA and left this position, wouldn't that eliminate any constitutional barriers in regard to this nomination?
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