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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Ukraine 2014 on: April 15, 2014, 02:28:02 pm
It's a satire page, so, yes. But "Team Stronach" actually looks quite cool in Kyrillic letters.
2  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: EP elections 2014 on: April 15, 2014, 10:12:59 am
Europa anders: 79
Grüne: 77
NEOS: 66
BZÖ: 47
Rekos: 43
SPÖ: 42
FPÖ: 35
EU-Stop: 35
ÖVP: 34
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: March 2014 At-Large Special Senate Election on: March 28, 2014, 10:53:19 am
AT-LARGE SENATE (1 vacancy to fill)

[ 1 ] Alfred F. Jones of Maine
Labor Party

[  ] Deus naturae of New York
Democratic-Republican Party

[ 2 ] Simfan34 of California
The People's Party

[  ] Write-in:______________________________

[  ] None of the above
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Voting Booth: Amendment to Article V on: March 25, 2014, 04:03:40 am
5  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Laurent-Désiré Kabila on: March 25, 2014, 03:45:06 am
FF on balance, though political leaders in Middle African countries all have their very large flaws.
6  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of this Image XIII on: March 20, 2014, 07:14:28 am
The drawer stated he thought of the Kraken from Pirates of the Caribean. On the other hand it strikes me as odd, that anybody would not notice the resemblance to antisemite Stürmer-like "caricatures".
7  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of this Image XIII on: March 20, 2014, 07:03:09 am
There aren't many people around here who know that Zuckerberg is of Jewish ancestry, though, and I haven't heard of facebook as the knew appearance of the jewish-bolshevist world conspiracy.
That facebook is a kraken that wants to suck all of our data is a quite common mood. If it wasn't for the nose I'd buy the face of doubt.
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Labor Party Standing Committee on: March 18, 2014, 04:08:25 am
So who would be the Labor candidate in the Special senate election that is coming caused by Malcom X's deregistration tragic dead caused by alien space bats?
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Petition to hold a Northeast referendum on the Group Unions Act on: March 17, 2014, 05:54:11 pm
I'm not comfortable with the Group Marriage Act as it can refer to two forms at relationship that are totally different. Of course, today we all know that being a couple is not the only legitimate way of a relationship that is based on love, respect, trust and all the other things. So I can understand the intention to strengthen equality in this case (though it leaves many open questions like fictious marriages for tax reasons - a problem that is multiplied hiere, and the problem of the possiblities and consequences of dissolution. I think this can be worked out, but it will be not easy to make complex relationship structures fit into law)

The other form of relationship that would fall under the Group Marriage Act is that it recognizes forms of marriages that are coming from the darks of patricharchate, tribalism and cults that allow one man to have many wives for the reason of religion and tradition. Often and in many places around the world, women are forced into these kind of marriages, that the region of the Northeast now would recognize. I think, everybody can understand, that from a perspective of WOMEN'S RIGHTS  and repudiation of marriage structures based on oppression, tribalism, and religious beliefs that don't fit into an elightened society I am not comfortable with the Group marriage act. So I would like to make a subscription here to give the people of the Northeast the possibility to reconsider the Group Marriage Act that is well intended, but possibly not thought out well.

x Yeahsayyeah
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: [No Longer] Calling Out TNF: Update - TNF Comes Through! on: March 17, 2014, 11:45:12 am
I guess "1" means "strongly approve" and "7" "strongly disapprove?
11  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Solar Energy is a Terrible Idea on: March 17, 2014, 11:20:58 am
The sun will still produce energy for several billion years, though energy by carbon will be entirely consumed in several hundred years at maximum (and this is a very optimistic estimation).
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: 1924: Davis defeats Coolidge on: March 17, 2014, 07:50:00 am
Is Saxony turning into a socialist utopia, then? ;-)

And is the Zollverein (German Cumstoms union) still active or do they all have their own tariffs? Then I have strong concerns towards the viability of the Hanseatic City Confederation that has almost no "hinterland".

It's strange that you have a "Republic of Mecklenburg" on this map, of all places, but a "Grand Duchy of Saxony". Of course, Saxony always was "Red Kingdom" and "Musterland der Reaktion" at the same time. Even if I can see a restoration of monarchy happen as they were quite popular in parts of the population being a French and Checoslovak puppet state probably is no condition under which that would happen. Under a republican system I could also see a unification of Thuringia and Saxony in the Weimar dissolution process. But at least it would not be a "Grand duchy" because it never was. Napoleon baked the former Prince Elector Friedrich August III. a king's crown and I don't think this would be reverted.

What happens to the Germans in East Prussia and Chechoslovakia? Will they be expelled as IRL? I also wonder why there was no uprising of Bohemian Germans or have I missed the event?
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Register Thread on: March 17, 2014, 05:33:06 am
14  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Do minority groups in european nations vote as heavily for the liberal parties on: March 14, 2014, 07:02:54 am
The Sorbian minority in Saxony leans CDU - Saxony PM Stanislaw Tillich has Sorbian background.
This seems to be more a matter of catholicism and the role of the CDU during the GDR in the catholic sorb area between Kamenz, Hoyerswerda and Bautzen, though.
Protestant Sorbs around Weißwasser and in Brandenburg seem to vote much like the Germans around them.

I would not call the Huguenots an distinguishable ethnic minority today. Politicians with French names are mostly liberal CDU types, of course.
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: NE - MARCH 2014 SPECIAL ASSEMBLY ELECTION on: March 14, 2014, 06:47:39 am
Official Ballot

Member of the Northeast Assembly
Vote to fill one vacant seat.

[ 3 ] Sirnick (TPP-NY)
[ 2 ] Write-in: Alfred F. Jones (Lab-NY)
[ 1 ] Write-in: Yeahsayyeah (Independent-MA)
[  ] Abstain
16  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which side is worse: The True Left or Tea Party Right? on: March 14, 2014, 05:21:24 am
Does the "True Left" even exist outside of the internet?
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / How are the prospects for a Green Party Of Atlasia? on: March 13, 2014, 03:34:51 pm
As the party system seems to be in flux at the moment, there is one question to ask for a European left wing immigrant. How are the prospects for a Green party of Atlasia?

What I mean by that is a party that has the basic goals of preserving the environment, strengthen civil liberties, human rights and democratic principles, and multilateralism in foreign policy and ist left on economics without being the political arm of the union movement (This is probably more a matter of perception, wording and folklore than actual politics, though the Atlasian (American) approch to collective bargaining and unionizing is much different than where I come from.

Is there a niche for that in Atlasia that does not only consist of myself? Or should I just go to another already existing party? I am of course the man who stuck to the (Progressive) Union, though it was probably more a center than a left wing party in the end - and I was not very active. But now I'm considering what to do, because I'm not fully convinced of the refoundation of the People's Party, which most of the former PU members have chosen as their new political home.
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: A Triumphant Revival: The People's Party on: March 11, 2014, 06:39:18 pm
For someone who is quite new in this game it looks more like a cult than a party, for now. ;-)
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Register Thread on: March 11, 2014, 04:43:29 pm
20  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Would Pontius Pilate be a Republican today? on: March 10, 2014, 07:03:35 pm
Woulrd Brian step into this contest? And who would be his running mate? And it's clear that Pilate's running mate would be his old good friend Biggus Dickus.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Second Convention of the Progressive Union on: March 09, 2014, 06:20:39 am
No (but only if no unanimous vote is needed)
22  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Angela Merkel or Vladimir Putin on: March 07, 2014, 04:38:50 am
Merkel, even if I'm not a fan of her support for a stronger EU, I'd still take her over Putin.
Putin would like a weak EU, so this is no coherent position to take. ;-)
23  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Ukraine 2014 on: March 06, 2014, 06:56:05 pm
Votes "against all" have sometimes been high in personal elections, especially parliamentary district elections in Ukraine and Russia before. Many probably don't bother who would be the candidates right now, don't know them and for an easterner some Yanukovich loyalism would probably be a good explanation to vote this way. Weither this means a wish for secession we don't know at this point of time.

(I am no Russian speaker, sadly)
24  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Angela Merkel or Vladimir Putin on: March 06, 2014, 11:27:16 am
A Schröder vs. Putin or Kohl vs. Jelzin thread would be more fun, obviously.

Or we could match Jelzin with Kohl as running mate vs. Putin/Schröder. ;-)
25  General Discussion / History / Re: By what point was the Soviet Union's fall inevitable? on: March 06, 2014, 08:39:15 am
1922, in the sense that if a nation exists, its eventual fall is as inevitable as your death or mine.

Sure, as in five billion years the sun will turn into a nova and annihilate all higher live on earth.

I think, many posters in this thread mix up "Soviet Union as a state", "Soviet Union as leader of its own powerbloc" and "Soviet Union as 'communist'", so there is no sure answer to give. I think that Soviet Union as a rump state could have existet until the August coup, but it's politics and economy would be very much likely to be like today's Russia.
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