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2226  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How many reported posts/moderated posts/infraction points do you have? on: June 28, 2012, 12:39:46 am
Reported Posts:   43
Moderated Posts:   28
Infraction Points:   37

Bad to the bone......
2227  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of clarence on: June 28, 2012, 12:32:17 am
A good old FF GOPer.
Thanks, Tender Branson :-)
2228  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: How will the Supreme Court's Health Care Reform ruling ... on: June 28, 2012, 12:14:59 am
I don't see how the bill being thrown out would lead to anything other then a freefall in Obama's approvals... his signature achievement thrown out would be the theme kicking off every nightly news across America
2229  General Politics / Book Reviews and Discussion / Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? on: June 27, 2012, 11:49:30 pm
In the Garden of Beasts- Erik Larson

Highly recommended book with insight from the perspective of Ambassador Dodd and his family into the early Third Reich...

I had that book recommended to me elsewhere recently, will consider checking that out.

I've read many, many, many books lately, but at the moment I'm almost done with Tim Blanning's 700-page The Pursuit of Glory, a history of Europe 1648-1815.  It's...amazingly detailed, to the point of having a 30 page chapter on changes in gardening and hunting.
You'd love it, Mikado-
2230  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: What percentage of zionists are racist/fascist/bigoted? on: June 27, 2012, 11:45:34 pm
When you think about it... the fact that calling some one a fascist is such an insult is a testament to the values of our nation. However- it sure does get annoying...

To answer your question- the same percentage as any other ideological group
2231  General Politics / Book Reviews and Discussion / Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? on: June 27, 2012, 11:43:03 pm
In the Garden of Beasts- Erik Larson

Highly recommended book with insight from the perspective of Ambassador Dodd and his family into the early Third Reich...
2232  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The White House - Polnut Administration on: June 27, 2012, 11:22:33 pm
This issue should be pursued through the regions. I do have a problem with the state saying (which it would through this Bill) private education is the best option... rather than making sure parents and students are equally served through the public system.

Even if we stood aside - the Bill is a disaster for legal challenges and abuse of the system.
The first point's been argued and would be pointless to argue again here... But with regards to your second- I don't think any one would appreciate a hundreds-page bill on here. I don't think any one would read it or write it- hell if I would! Bills on the web are more general because this is a Fantasy board and don't affect actual people... I respect ideological criticism but blasting the bill for being too simplistic isn't right
2233  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Senator Clarence on: June 27, 2012, 11:17:18 pm
For those who have not seen- my education tax credit bill which passed the Senate but was vetoed was unable to get the votes necessary to override that veto. I am glad that the Senate had a discussion about it, but one point sticks in my craw...

The goal of government is to hand as much power as possible directly to the citizens. Much of the rhetoric around that bill involved either "this inflicts regional rights" or "we need to promote the public school system instead of weakening it." Tell that to the parent whose child attends an overcrowded, low-ranked school because he or she can't afford to send that child to a private school which may well provide a better education and local regulations ban that child from attending a school outside of their zone. I sent my kids to private school for this reason

The public school system is there to educate children- and that must be our most important goal! Education children comes before strengthening the public school system... as I mentioned in the White House- these goals often go hand in hand, but when they do not we MUST side with the students and parents. And for all this talk about finding ways to strengthen the public school system- I've yet seen a bill which aims to do that in my tenure in the Senate... except my own which would decrease the burden on the public school system and allow more focus- both time and financially- on each individual pupil

You can be sure that I will continue to advocate for the rights of students and parents to have access to the best education available...
2234  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The White House - Polnut Administration on: June 27, 2012, 10:58:43 pm
As another product of exclusively public schools, I believe government should act in the interests of students and parents, not in the interest of the public school system... while the two often are the same- I don't believe we should ever place the latter over the former
2235  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Casino Boat on: June 27, 2012, 03:51:11 pm
I hate when people don't put anything like, oh.. I dunno. NSFW when putting pics like that. Because right now I'm actually in the office, and people walking past can see what I'm looking at.
My mistake...
2236  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: If the last three posters were running for POTUS who would you vote for and why? on: June 27, 2012, 03:46:39 pm
SJoyceFla
2237  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Napoleon/Kalwejt Administration: Transition Office on: June 27, 2012, 03:45:24 pm
My campaign dollars paid for these yachts! For...campaign purposes.
It's ok... my campaign dollars went to some questionable expenditures too

2238  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rand Paul proposes 'fetal personhood' amendment to flood insurance bill on: June 27, 2012, 03:43:09 pm
2239  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Casino Boat on: June 27, 2012, 02:27:02 pm
Unfortunately... I checked the email to print my ticket and the cruise has been cancelled due to the tropical storm :-(
2240  Forum Community / Forum Community / Casino Boat on: June 27, 2012, 02:25:28 pm
Any of you go on these? They're a great time... I am going on one later from Jacksonville







The best part...the drink prices!!!
2241  General Politics / Economics / Re: I join the ruling class on: June 27, 2012, 11:44:15 am
I was a homebuilder for 25 years and was both a worker and owner... the first thing I'd recommend is to speak with an accountant or financial advisor so you aren't double taxed with corporate and personal income tax...there's some paperwork that makes this simple nowadays but be careful!!!
2242  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: clarence's European Vacation on: June 27, 2012, 11:34:20 am
Sure did, Joe!
2243  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Scott Walker won't rule out 2016 presidential run on: June 27, 2012, 10:55:31 am
Maybe he won't run for reelection... he may assume this recall was his reelection and he'll retire
2244  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: clarence's European Vacation on: June 27, 2012, 01:11:46 am
The two pictures we have on the web so far...





The second was my idea... Wendy was not pleased as you can see!
2245  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: 20RP12 for Mideast Assembly! on: June 26, 2012, 09:31:42 pm
Endorsed!
2246  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Home and Private Schooling Tax Credit Act (Override at Vote) on: June 26, 2012, 09:25:59 pm
I don't think this impacts public schools too much. The problem is that the federal government shouldn't be giving tax credits for things the regions fund, it should be left up to those regions.
I appreciate your first point... as tot he second, I believe it is a disagreement in philosophy- I agree with your focus on regional rights but I believe all levels of government have the obligation to give as many rights as possible directly to the people
2247  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Home and Private Schooling Tax Credit Act (Override at Vote) on: June 26, 2012, 09:06:38 pm
AYE
2248  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Home and Private Schooling Tax Credit Act (On the President's Desk) on: June 26, 2012, 08:51:08 pm
Mr. President Pro Tempore- I request a veto override

The end goal of our government should be to increase power directly to the people... if that means putting money in their pocket to make their own school choice, I believe that is important. I also believe every Senator and the President would agree with me that our public schools are sufering from overcrowding and this would alleviate that... I proudly stand by this legislation which passed by a majority vote and ask my fellow Senators to stand with me
2249  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Napoleon/Kalwejt Administration: Transition Office on: June 26, 2012, 08:47:44 pm
Congratulations, Cathcon- and on the excellent pick Napoleon
2250  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Airport Renaming Act (At Final Vote) on: June 26, 2012, 08:43:08 pm
Aye
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