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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Rubio vs. Murphy on: November 26, 2014, 02:38:17 pm
Florida poster here to affirm the general consensus. Murphy won't run against Rubio. In all likelihood it will be DWS.
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Potus 2036 for SoEA/SecState on: November 26, 2014, 02:22:04 pm
Certified as confirmed.
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: NYT: Hagel to resign on: November 26, 2014, 08:43:59 am
So I guess Ashton Carter is now the frontrunner for the job, by process of elimination?

Ashton Carter, his successor Bob Work, or possibly, as mentioned already, Adam Smith.
4  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: God, Gold, and Glory: A 1560 Nation Game Sign up and Rules Thread on: November 25, 2014, 04:33:03 pm
Hey, are signups still open/possible? If they are, I'd like to take Denmark.
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of MW Governor LeBron FitzGerald (Last Day to Vote!) on: November 25, 2014, 02:27:22 pm
The crimes against graphic design in this thread merit impeachment.
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Florida Megathread on: November 24, 2014, 07:34:54 pm
Dems held FL-68.
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / NYT: Hagel to resign on: November 24, 2014, 09:22:29 am
Breaking News: Hagel Said to Be Stepping Down as Defense Chief Under Pressure

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The officials described Mr. Obama’s decision to remove Mr. Hagel, 68, as a recognition that the threat from the Islamic State would require a different kind of skills than those that Mr. Hagel was brought on to employ. A Republican with military experience who was skeptical about the Iraq war, Mr. Hagel came in to manage the Afghanistan combat withdrawal and the shrinking Pentagon budget in the era of budget sequestration.

But now “the next couple of years will demand a different kind of focus,” one administration official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. He insisted that Mr. Hagel was not fired, saying that he initiated discussions about his future two weeks ago with the president, and that the two men mutually agreed that it was time for him to leave.

But Mr. Hagel’s aides had maintained in recent weeks that he expected to serve the full four years as defense secretary. His removal appears to be an effort by the White House to show that it is sensitive to critics who have pointed to stumbles in the government’s early response to several national security issues, including the Ebola crisis and the threat posed by the Islamic State.

The Times points to Michèle Flournoy, Jack Reed, and Ashton Carter as potential replacements.
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: RPryor for Deputy AG on: November 24, 2014, 09:11:50 am
The nominee has the votes to be confirmed (7-0). 24 hours to change votes.
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Dr. Cynic for GM on: November 24, 2014, 09:11:01 am
My apologies, out of town this weekend.

Senators, a final vote is now open on the nominee. Please vote aye, nay, or abstain.
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Potus 2036 for SoEA/SecState on: November 24, 2014, 09:10:12 am
By a vote of 6-2-1 the nominee has the votes to pass. 24 hours to change votes.
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Potus 2036 for SoEA/SecState on: November 21, 2014, 08:31:52 am
Seeing little debate on the nominee for the past two days, I'll move this to a vote. Senators, please vote aye, nay, or abstain on the nominee.
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: ZuWo for AG on: November 21, 2014, 08:30:02 am
By a vote of 7-1-1 the nominee has been confirmed.
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Flo for SoIA/Interior on: November 21, 2014, 08:29:33 am
The nominee has been officially confirmed by a vote of 6-0 with 2 abstentions.
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: RPryor for Deputy AG on: November 21, 2014, 08:29:01 am
Seeing little debate on the nominee for the past two days, I'll move this to a vote. Senators, please vote aye, nay, or abstain on the nominee.
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Police Militarization and Civil Rights Act (Debating) on: November 19, 2014, 05:36:44 pm
Objection filed by Senator TNF. We will now move into voting on passage of the amendment to the legislation.

Quote from: Amendment Offered
1a. Starting immediately, excess military equipment shall not be sold to police forces, and instead may either by sold to members of NATO or destroyed may be sold to members of NATO. Any money received from this sale shall be distributed based on population to regional governments, for the express purpose of purchasing miniature cameras.
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Flo for SoIA/Interior on: November 19, 2014, 05:34:19 pm
With six votes in favor, the nominee has enough votes to pass. 24 hours to change votes.
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: ZuWo for AG on: November 19, 2014, 05:33:54 pm
With six votes in favor, the nominee has enough to pass. 24 hours to change votes.
18  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: How would YOU vote in a Reid vs. Sandoval Senate Race? on: November 19, 2014, 02:40:16 pm
Sandoval would undoubtedly be one of the best Republican Senators.

However, he would still be a Republican Senator. Reid.
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Protecting Biodiversity for the Future Bill 2014 (Debating) on: November 18, 2014, 08:10:30 pm
It seems the change in Senate leadership left this legislation in limbo - it's just been sitting here for three days. Acting on my authority as Vice President under Article II, Section 2 of the Senate Rules, Regulations, and Procedures, I declare that this bill has passed by a 7-2 vote and is now presented to the President for his signature or veto.

Voting AYE: Bore, Dr. Cynic, Polnut, Windjammer, Cranberry, NC Yankee, TNF
Voting NAY: JCL, Deus
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Police Militarization and Civil Rights Act (Debating) on: November 18, 2014, 08:07:15 pm
Quote from: Amendment Offered
1a. Starting immediately, excess military equipment shall not be sold to police forces, and instead may either by sold to members of NATO or destroyed may be sold to members of NATO. Any money received from this sale shall be distributed based on population to regional governments, for the express purpose of purchasing miniature cameras.

This amendment to Section 1a has been proposed by Senator Windjammer - in the interest of Senate expediency and acting on my authority as Vice President under Article II, Section 2 of the Senate Rules, Regulations, and Procedures, I'll ask for any objections to this amendment.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Flo for SoIA/Interior on: November 18, 2014, 08:05:44 pm
Seeing little debate over the past several hours, I'll open a final vote here. Please vote Aye, Nay, or Abstain on the nominee.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: ZuWo for AG on: November 18, 2014, 08:02:08 pm
Seeing little debate over the past several hours, I'll open a final vote here. Please vote Aye, Nay, or Abstain on the nominee.
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Confirmation Hearing: RPryor for Deputy AG on: November 18, 2014, 08:01:26 pm
Quote from: Executive Order #011
I hereby nominate Rpryor03 as Deputy Attorney General, the position to be referred from now on as Wiki Secretary.

Have at it.
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Police Militarization and Civil Rights Act (Debating) on: November 17, 2014, 12:30:02 am
Why shouldn't local taxpayers pay for local police equipment (assuming anyone should pay for it in the first place)? Handing out Federal goodies to local PD's just seems wasteful and makes officers less accountable to the local communities they're supposed to be serving.

Because it's better for all taxpayers if the equipment is repurposed rather than sold at a markdown or simply discarded? I don't see the problem here - it's federal equipment that used to be necessary but no longer is (there were a couple wars that we're no longer involved in but still have much of the excess equipment from, for example; I'd imagine the massive cuts to our military recently have amplified much of that).
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Deeply disturbing (Part Deux) on: November 15, 2014, 08:18:35 pm
Trying to move away from the needless fight, yes, the idea was to wait until the reforms. That said, taking too much time before having the cabinet can be a problem, so I am talking to the Vice-President regarding that issue.

That said, to suggest that there's the delay is motivated by the election is simply ludicrous, so I would suggest dropping that argument.

We then call on the administration to immediately open nomination hearings for all of its cabinet nominees. Of course, by the time they all conclude at this point, the election will be over...

EDIT: We commend the administration for finally moving forward with the nomination process after one week of uncertainty, instability and doubt.

Roll Eyes

Uncertainty, instability and doubt are a natural consequence of attempting to conduct a PPT election and get cabinet nominees confirmed while also attempting to entirely restructure the Senate's rules. I made the call to delay the hearings on the nominees, not Lumine, because I'd prefer to ensure that all our nominees are confirmed legitimately in a Senate operating under clear operating rules.
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