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1676  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Dukeís Letís Put Atlasia to Work Program (Amendment Vote) on: April 23, 2014, 10:15:24 pm
Nay.
1677  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital's secret list on: April 23, 2014, 09:09:34 pm
Vote Republican, support our troops!
1678  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Reforming Atlasian Public Health Act of 2014 (Amendment Vote) on: April 23, 2014, 08:46:25 pm
Aye, although I only skimmed through it and I'm not sure if TNF changed the titles to Atlasia-appropriate versions.
1679  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1888 U.S. House Vote, Round 1 on: April 23, 2014, 08:33:54 pm
I suppose it's to be either Vance/Smith or Custer/Smith.
1680  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Proportional Representation Act is garbage on: April 23, 2014, 05:15:55 pm
I don't think parties should have the power to fill seats either to be honest.

If there's not sufficient time to organize and hold a special election, I think the parties would be good at selecting a caretaker Senator that holds similar views to the other Senator. Perhaps we could let a Senator designate his or her successor if he or she resigns or is impeached?
1681  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Public Intoxication Act (Redraft at Vote) on: April 23, 2014, 04:19:56 pm
Aye.
1682  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Double Jeopardy Is OK...Take Two (Debating) on: April 23, 2014, 04:19:24 pm
I do suppose I'm open to this bill,
Although I think the thing's criteria
Should be extremely heavily restricted.
1683  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: If you could change the outcome of one of these elections, which would you? on: April 23, 2014, 04:14:00 pm
1976, Ford does just as bad as Carter, liberal Democrat takes over in 1980, no Reagan, America prospers.

And the Democratic Party puts Ted Kennedy up in the pantheon.
1684  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: 2014 Selfie Creepfest/Post a picture of yourself thread on: April 23, 2014, 03:30:26 pm
Why does everyone take selfies in the latrine?  Ugh

Convenient source of mirrors, my friend.
1685  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1888 U.S. House Vote, Round 1 on: April 23, 2014, 03:01:20 pm
All tied up with five hours left!
1686  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: who is the best governor in the us? on: April 23, 2014, 05:41:58 am
Shumlin's pretty up there.
1687  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Proportional Representation Act is garbage on: April 22, 2014, 11:12:30 pm
I don't think we've ever had a potential vacancy after an election but before a swearing in. I'm currently leaning towards finishing up this term like normal and then taking a normal leave of absence afterwards, FYI.
1688  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Summary of political beliefs on: April 22, 2014, 08:47:41 pm
Caffeine should be legal but strongly regulated.

This is a joke, right?

I know there's no way it's realistically happening but I'm a Mormon and I don't drink caffeine.

I live in a suburb and don't own a gun. Therefore gun ownership should be legal but strongly regulated.
1689  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Lesbian Sex Scenes on TV! on: April 22, 2014, 07:47:47 pm
Sex offenders are overwhelmingly white males.  Nearly 99% of sex offenders in single-victim incidents were male and 6 in 10 were white (Greenfeld, 1997).    

6 in 10 is lower than the at-large white population, no? This would suggest that minorities commit sexual offenses at a greater rate than white people (or at least are convicted or charged or whatever this was measuring).
1690  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Proportional Representation Act is garbage on: April 22, 2014, 07:30:24 pm
I still think our big problem here is that a senator wants to hold onto his job while missing a month of work. Am I the only one who thinks it's kind of BS that a senator can resign as senator after he's won re-election and then get automatically rehired when the term turns over? A resignation symbolizes that you are no longer interested in serving. If Barack Obama had resigned on November 10th, 2012 after winning re-election, he would not have expected to ascend to the office again on January 20th, 2013. I mean, I know people get busy... but if someone is going to be missing entire months at a time, to me, they should maybe rethink being a senator.

Rather than resigning or taking a leave of absence, can't you just make an effort to take half an hour out of your studying to check up on things here? When I was a senator and had exams, I would always warn that I might miss some things, but usually I ended up checking in anyway just because it's impossible to study 24/7.

I'm not intending to take a LOA for "months at a time", it'd be two weeks, give or take a few days. I could serve out the remainder of my extra-super-special term as a compromise and then take the LOA, missing out the first two weeks of my term and then serving to the best of my ability for the other 87.5% of it. I suppose I could also make an effort to keep a (relatively) significant presence on the forum during that time, but I feel I wouldn't be up to snuff if I were to do that.
1691  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Residential Taxation Reform Act of 2014 (Amendment at Vote) on: April 22, 2014, 07:25:22 pm
Nay.
1692  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1888 U.S. House Vote, Round 1 on: April 22, 2014, 05:26:49 pm
I'm surprised that Cleveland got those three extra votes at the end; he was at 9 votes for a while.

We've got about 27 hours left. Interestingly, this is almost exactly the same vote breakdown as in the regular election - perhaps we should only do the top two if there are three general election candidates?
1693  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Proportional Representation Act is garbage on: April 22, 2014, 05:24:44 pm
This does seem like an unreasonably short amount of time for a special election. Perhaps we could change "regularly scheduled election" to "session"?

I apologize for any confusion and craziness caused by my unexpected attempt at absconding, and for my failure to account for this previously - I probably would not have run in the special election if I had remembered my exams started when they did.
1694  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Atlasians for Single-Payer Health Insurance on: April 22, 2014, 04:01:29 pm
Wait, then what's Fritzcare?

Its kind of a convoluted version of Obamacare.  I wrote it so long ago, I don't even remember what's in it.  Tongue  Its not single payer, I know that.

Well, then, x Alfred.
1695  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Reforming Atlasian Public Health Act of 2014 (Debating) on: April 22, 2014, 02:06:29 pm
I fully support this amendment. It's a shame that Atlasia of all places doesn't have single-payer.
1696  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1888 U.S. House Vote, Round 1 on: April 22, 2014, 02:04:33 pm
If no candidate gets a majority here, does it go to round 2?
1697  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Give Peace a Chance Act of 2014 (Voting on Amendment) on: April 22, 2014, 02:03:30 pm
Abstain.
1698  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Atlasians for Single-Payer Health Insurance on: April 22, 2014, 02:02:38 pm
Wait, then what's Fritzcare?
1699  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Leave of Absence on: April 22, 2014, 02:02:11 pm
All right, gentlemen, I have been informed that I can resign* from this special term I'm currently serving, swear into my full term on the 2nd, and declare a LOA of about two weeks or so as my life becomes a living hell that only serves to prepare me for many more in the future, so I believe that is what I shall do.

Have fun and sorry Nix and Nick and Polnut for being so unbecoming of a Senator with regards to the timing of my announcement and the election and such things.

*How exactly do I do this, by the way? Do I create a thread? Do I make a mess of the perfect order of the swearing in thread? Do I consume the flesh of the innocent as they scream for mercy?

You can resign in the swearing in thread.

Thank you kindly.
1700  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: April Senate Election Discussion Thread - ELECTION TRACKER on: April 22, 2014, 08:58:06 am
When I knew I was going to be absent for a month of my possible future term... I didn't run.

Would have been worth the month of absence for the three months to follow though and overal much better then who got elected instead in that regard. Tongue

As I fully intend to do. Furthermore, it's not a month. It's twelve days - May 2 to May 15 if I have my numbers right.
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