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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE2: Northeast State Representation Act (Debating) on: October 23, 2014, 05:56:25 pm
How about a 2/4 month ban on voting for Northeast offices?
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE3: Because You've Earned It Act (Debating) on: October 23, 2014, 05:55:36 pm
I haven't spouted off any ad hominem attacks. I've simply pointed out that your arguments here don't make any sense.
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: N1: Freedom of Thought Act (Debating) on: October 23, 2014, 05:54:25 pm
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Freedom of Thought Act

1. No judge or probation officer shall mandate attendance to Alcoholics Anonymous, although they may provide it as one of several alternate courses of action.
2. No statutory penalties on drunk driving, domestic violence, or other alcohol-related offenses shall mandate attendance to Alcoholics Anonymous, although they may provide it as one of several alternate courses of action.
3. This legislation shall go into effect upon passage. Existing sentences will still be abided by.

How about this amendment?
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: CO-Suffolk: RIP Udall on: October 22, 2014, 05:02:26 pm
Looks like only one Mark will be re-elected this year.

Which one? Udall, Pryor, and Begich are all in dire positions.
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE3: Because You've Earned It Act (Debating) on: October 22, 2014, 02:18:02 pm
lol

So your arguments are this?

1. Griffin sounds annoyed.

2. I have no evidence that this bill will somehow affect the results of an election, but if I yell enough about partisan hit-jobs and subverting democracy, somehow that will make it true.

You'd provided no evidence to back up your claims, and are spouting off total nonsense.

Labor may be the biggest party now (I am assuming it is, although correct me if I am wrong), but it could very easily be overtaken by another party or independents again. At various times over my time in Atlasia, the Liberal Party, Federalist Party, and independents have constituted a plurality in this region and the numbers are very close now too.
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE2: Northeast State Representation Act (Debating) on: October 21, 2014, 08:53:12 pm
I'm on board with the spirit of this law, but do we plan on attaching some sort of penalty if it is violated? It would seem like nothing more than a mere statement if we did not. I'll wait for the sponsor to weigh in on the bill before proposing anything, however.

This is a very good idea; what are the specific penalties you have in mind?

As for the intent of this bill, it's simple. To paraphrase Legislator Dereich's words when he introduced the original version of this bill to the IDS Legislature, this would prevent incidents like the nonsense we saw earlier this month with "rebellions". We had people claiming to represent entire states or areas of our region, when in reality all that was going on was some people LARPing.
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE3: Because You've Earned It Act (Debating) on: October 21, 2014, 08:49:58 pm
The attacks on this are bizarre and insulting to Northeast voters because they assume that order on a ballot in this game would affect the election's outcome, which is blatantly a joke... I don't think it's anything but scraping at the bottom of the barrel to try to score political points.

That said, to stop the faux outrage, why don't we set an implementation date for this after the October election? This obviously is nothing more than a symbolic move, but I hope it'd put an end to the B.S. complaints about this bill.
8  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Most Vulnerable Incumbent Senator on: October 21, 2014, 05:34:43 pm
Genuinely unsure at this point.

I'd say those in the worst positions are the 3 Marks and Landrieu. Pryor probably wins the prize.
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: CO: PPP says Gardner+3 on: October 21, 2014, 08:11:30 am
Yeah, this one is over. Stick a fork in Udall.
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Which Senate race will have delivered the closest result? on: October 21, 2014, 06:32:18 am
I think North Carolina will be very close. Iowa may not be far behind.
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / October 2014 Election Predictions/Discussion on: October 20, 2014, 09:11:25 pm
There hasn't been much discussion this particular election cycle so I thought I'd go ahead and make this thread and poll.

I didn't include IDS Senate and PAC Senate because it appears Yankee and Cranberry are going unopposed.
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Which gubernatorial race will have delivered the closest result? on: October 20, 2014, 08:54:50 pm
I think it'll be Illinois.

There's not going to be a runoff in Georgia.
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Northeast Governor Talleyrand on: October 20, 2014, 08:47:38 pm
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Dallasfan65 is hereby appointed Lt. Governor

x Talleyrand

Dallas has been someone I've had the pleasure of working with extensively over recent months and I know his commitment to the Northeast is second to none. He has been our most active Representative and I am confident he will easily perform the duties of this job.

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Adam Griffin is hereby appointed Northeast Representative

x Talleyrand

Adam is someone who I trust to be active and has NOT been involved in the treasonous activities which are going on in our region. In addition, he has agreed to fill the remainder of Lt. Governor Matt's term as a caretaker.
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: RIP MattVT, FF on: October 20, 2014, 06:38:45 am
I deeply apologize for all of this. There really has been a lot of real life sh**t going on over literally the past year with the family back in Vermont, and I've tried to stay active and productive in a game I, and everyone else here enjoys. I understand what people are saying: "Well if you can't serve actively in the assembly, then how are you going to serve in the senate?" I'm running for senator to give the voters a choice, and to give them an alternative voice. I greatly respect Senator Bore, but I wanted this election to actually be an election. When I decided to run, it appeared as though the race may be uncontested, (Mr. Lief joined very recently). All I know, is that if Labor goes on the offensive about my track record, or anybody else's, they aren't in any position to defend theirs.

Again, I hope everything clears up RL. That is obviously your first priority.

However, your last sentence doesn't make any sense. You are running against Senator Bore, not the Labor Party, and his track record is quite easily defensible, especially since your campaign or anyone supporting your campaign has failed to give a reason why you'd be superior to him in the Senate besides that "you'd work across party-lines" or canned nonsense like that. Although you can dispute allegations of inactivity on your part, you definitely cannot try to defend that with a strawman attack on an entire party.
15  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.

16  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.
17  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.
18  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...
19  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.
20  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.
21  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.
22  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.
23  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.
24  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?
25  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
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