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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of South Park's anti-union propaganda on: October 20, 2014, 09:30:20 pm
Lol
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - Lowborn Egoism Herrings on: October 20, 2014, 06:15:45 pm
Got back from homecoming. Spent it with my guy. We were late for all our engagements because we were busy doing other stuff. Oh well!
3  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which Presidents would you most want to go drinking with? on: October 18, 2014, 12:10:24 pm
Dubya, Clinton, Johnson.
4  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Republicans: What faction do you belong to? on: October 15, 2014, 11:18:27 pm
The New Right is probably closest to me. If only because of foreign policy.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - Lowborn Egoism Herrings on: October 14, 2014, 06:48:10 pm
^Cool, are you hot? Tongue



Also, I just completed my first day of practicum in a grade 4/5 class! It was pretty nerve-wracking during the weeks leading up to today, but in all, I shouldn't have been nervous. I'm doing my placement with an awesome teacher and the class is great. I'm excited.

The only problem is, I'm living at home with my parents for six weeks. This isn't ideal. I've loved teachers' college this year, and it sucks to give up my independence and my bachelor apartment for so long. I also hate being away from my guyfriend. We spent, like, the last four weekends together. We usually see each other every day. So... it's weird not seeing him, even though I've only known him since the beginning of September. I'm also worried that I'm probably missing him more than he's missing me, but I guess that's an insecurity that most people deal with...?
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What do you make of Leon Panetta's comments on Barack Obama's leadership? on: October 12, 2014, 10:14:52 pm
It's nice to have people like Panetta legitimize my existing opinion, but he doesn't really change anything. It's very clear Obama isn't the best decision-maker when it comes to foreign policy.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - Lowborn Egoism Herrings on: October 12, 2014, 05:31:52 pm
I was coming here to complain about something, but that's damn tragic. I'm sorry to hear it. It definitely puts my six weeks away from Tommy in perspective.
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: What's wrong with secession? on: October 10, 2014, 02:00:40 pm
The thing is, a ten-person senate is probably the best makeup for a legislature. We can't sustain five 10-person senates, and with smaller legislative bodies it's hard to keep interest up.

There are five at-large seats at the moment and five regional seats, right?  Why couldn't we just remove two seats (one regional and one at-large) each time a region chose to secede.  I'm not advocating secession or even saying you're necessarily wrong about the ideal size of the Senate.  My point is simply that there is a relatively easy and logical fix if Senate size is your concern.  Another hypothetical possibility would be for each region to become it's own country (with a 3-5 person Assembly as it's sole legislative body) which would eliminate the need for a federal Senate.  Again, I want to stress that I'm not advocating secession; I'm merely considering how the game could adapt structurally to the secession of one or more regions.

You aren't reading Hagrid properly.

He's saying that if all of the regions were to be different countries, then they'd each have their own 10 member senates, which would mean at least 50 active players.

Now I think you could probably make do with a 6 person legislature, but you'd also need to factor in governors, justices among other things, so the point still stands.

Couldn't a five person Senate work just as well?  That way you only need 25 active players.  It is still a lot, but it seems much more doable.

No, that's why the regions fail.
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: On Recent Events and the Future of Atlasia on: October 09, 2014, 05:11:14 pm
Maybe all the attention-seekers who thrived in the chaos could actually try and seek positive attention by contributing to the game when there's not a vacuum to fill.
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: What's wrong with secession? on: October 09, 2014, 11:21:09 am
The thing is, a ten-person senate is probably the best makeup for a legislature. We can't sustain five 10-person senates, and with smaller legislative bodies it's hard to keep interest up.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Anti-Smoking Ads on: October 08, 2014, 10:35:39 am
I think they're good.
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: With regards to Tyrion on: October 07, 2014, 10:42:33 am
I don't think it was your timeline so much as Labor's complete incompetence.

Anyway, I suspect the recent turmoil has plunged the country into complete economic turmoil with a seriously downgraded credit rating, etc.?

But, of course, this is "the most fun Atlasia has ever been!!1!!2'"
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Well, this is strange... on: October 07, 2014, 10:38:21 am
Good luck! I have full faith in your abilities.

Although I definitely shouldn't have resigned. Wink
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: SCOTUS rejects all SSM petitions on: October 06, 2014, 09:00:09 am
Um, what?
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Meanwhile, in Atlasia... on: October 05, 2014, 04:16:47 pm
Running the game into the ground has always been you people's definition of cool. I don't get it.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - Lowborn Egoism Herrings on: October 05, 2014, 02:18:09 pm
Congrats, Thomas.

Me and my guy are still going strong. Spent the last two days together at my place. Went over to a mutual friend's house last night for some drunken tomfoolery. Things are good! Smiley
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Magnolia Tree Polling - Secession on: October 05, 2014, 12:36:08 pm
Of course not. I have honour.
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Former President and Gov. DemPGH on: October 03, 2014, 05:34:21 pm
This is Adam Griffin's savviest political decision in a long, long time.

Thanks for your service, DemPGH.
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Flash Poll: Presidential Approval on: October 02, 2014, 10:28:07 pm
Strongly disapprove.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Swearing in of New Officeholders on: October 02, 2014, 10:24:28 pm
In case I still need to do this in light of the new nomination, I resign as SoIA.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of President DemPGH (Attacks?) on: October 02, 2014, 10:20:33 pm
I've refrained from launching personal attacks against the president who nominated me to be part of his team, but this is a f-cking embarrassment.

"If there's a problem with that, you don't need to be GM anymore."

Christ, who do you think you are? I've held my tongue for too long. Such incompetence.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of President DemPGH (Peace and Prosperity + SoEA Statement) on: October 02, 2014, 08:27:05 pm
By admission, the "story" about the attacks is designed to "make my life miserable, but will be fun" - I can't share the PM. Well, it's not fun and it's not making my life miserable, and also I have complete control over who is and who is NOT the G.M. Smiley Just a curtesy notice.

There have been no attacks at the White House. We're all fine here.

Thank you!

--The President

While I don't think I would immediately attack the White House to make a statement as GM, it's awfully cavalier to just ignore the person who's supposed to be able to invent events in the game. The position needs to be as close to "God" as possible, and when the president questions the GM (or worse, threatens him), it totally undermines the credibility of the office.

If you didn't have faith in SirNick, you shouldn't have nominated him. We are now bound by his words.
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Magnolia Tree Polls - SoEA Nominee on: October 02, 2014, 06:38:21 pm
Of course not.  A terrible decision.
24  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: RISK comments, questions and feedback on: October 01, 2014, 12:24:13 am
Is it possible to have players pass a basic quiz on the rules of the game? Tongue
25  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Anyone else watching Survivor: Blood vs. Water 2? on: September 30, 2014, 09:31:12 pm
Of course. Survivor's my favourite.

And damn, is Josh ever a cutie. It's going to get awful when the homophobia comes out though. Usually it's not an issue, but I see it brewing this season.
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