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76  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-094: A Resolution to Ratify...Persons with Disabilities (Debating) on: May 30, 2017, 11:54:29 pm
     Doing a little research, I notice that there was also an optional protocol that we never signed. This protocol establishes a mechanism for individual complaints. I don't know what our government does in respect to that, so is this optional protocol something we could benefit from joining?
I don't have a problem with joining the Optional Protocol, but I think it'd require a presidential signature before we could consider it.
77  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-095: Veterans’ Dental Health Act (Debating) on: May 30, 2017, 11:52:53 pm
Do we know what the rationale was for excluding it in the first place? Furthermore, I surmise this is referring to dental services being rendered at VA hospitals, correct?

Dentistry has always been sort of a separate deal from other healthcare. Medicare doesn't cover dental, and neither does the ACA or most Medicaid plans. I don't think there was a "rationale" so much as an inertia that carried forward—no one else really covers dental, so why should the VA? I'd like to see those other programs modified as well, but I know Scott has some healthcare bill in the works and don't want to step on any toes before that happens.

Yes, it would be available through VA hospitals.
78  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-095: Veterans’ Dental Health Act (Debating) on: May 29, 2017, 10:18:54 pm
This legislation makes comprehensive dental care available to all veterans along the lines of other medical services. Happy to answer any questions.
79  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-089: Congressional Resolution on Syria (Debating) on: May 29, 2017, 01:31:48 am
Aye
80  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-094: A Resolution to Ratify...Persons with Disabilities (Debating) on: May 28, 2017, 09:01:14 pm
We signed this convention back in 2006 but, unlike virtually every other major country,  never got around to ratifying it.
81  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-090: A Constitutional Amendment (Final Vote) on: May 28, 2017, 08:56:55 pm
Abstain, I suppose.
82  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: IL-GOV 2018: Which Illinois Democrat can beat Gov. Bruce Rauner? on: May 28, 2017, 03:45:30 pm
Chris Kennedy is going to knock the living crap out of this dummy.

I doubt Kennedy is going to win the nomination, especially with Madigan, The Trade Unions, and Likely AFL-CIO all backing Pritzker.

This is true—he is aggressively anti-charismatic and will presumably drop out fairly soon.
83  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-093: Joint Resolution Commemorating Southern Heritage (Debating) on: May 28, 2017, 07:39:45 am
     Juneteenth seems like a pretty good idea, though this is something I would expect the South to be handling.
45 states have passed some kind of resolution commemorating it IRL—it seems like it's a pretty notable holiday anywhere there's a significant African-American population (I know Chicago has an annual parade).  It's admittedly Southern-focused, but I think there's sufficient ground to make it a national holiday.
84  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: UPDATED: Favorite right-wing YouTube figure on: May 27, 2017, 06:06:19 pm
Dark Mice is responsible for both the greatest spoonerism and the greatest tweet of all time

85  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Senate Legislation Introduction Thread on: May 27, 2017, 11:30:25 am
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A BILL

To promote transparency in the prescription drug industry

Be it enacted by the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia assembled

SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the Prescription Drug Transparency Act.

SECTION 2. PHARMACEUTICAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
a. All manufacturers of pharmaceutical drugs and biological products approved by the Food and Drug Administration shall submit to the Secretary of Internal Affairs an annual report outlining, with respect to each drug:
   i. The total expenditures of the manufacturer, including an itemized description of domestic and foreign drug research and development, a description of the cost of goods sold broken out by source and cost of each component, acquisition costs in total and per unit sold (including costs for the purchase of patents and licensing), and a breakdown of the cost of marketing and advertising.
   ii. The gross and net revenue and the gross and net profit of the manufacturer.
   iii. The total number of units sold in the previous calendar year.
   iv. Pricing information, including the cost of wholesale acquisition, the net average price realized by pharmacy benefit managers, and the net price of the drug charged to purchasers in each OECD nation where the drug is sold.
   v. Any federal benefits received by the manufacturer, including the amounts and periods of impact for each such benefit.
   vi. A description of patient assistance programs offered, sponsored by, or associated with the manufacturer, including a discussion of the specific forms of such patient assistance available, the dollar value of each program per patient and in total, the average duration of such programs, the number of individuals participating in such programs, and complete documentation of the terms and conditions of participation in such programs.
   vii. The percentage of research and development expenditures conducted by the manufacturer, as well as the percentage of such expenditures conducted by federal entities, and the percentage conducted by other entities (such as academic institutions or other manufacturers)
b. All manufacturers of pharmaceutical drugs and biological products approved by the Food and Drug Administration shall include in this report executive compensation for the chief executive officer, chief financial officer, and the three other most highly compensated officers, including bonuses and stock options.
c. These reports shall be submitted by the Secretary to the Congress, and made publicly available in a searchable online format.
d. Any manufacturer that fails to submit a complete report required under this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of up to $200,000 for each day on which the violation continues.
86  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB - Presidential Succession Act of 2017 on: May 27, 2017, 11:29:11 am
Aye
87  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Senate Legislation Introduction Thread on: May 27, 2017, 11:28:43 am
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A BILL

To provide for dental benefits for veterans

Be it enacted by the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia assembled

SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the Veterans’ Dental Health Act.

SECTION 2. LEGISLATIVE ACTION
a. The exclusions of dental care established in 38 U.S. Code § 1710(c), 38 U.S. Code § 1712(a) and (b), and 38 U.S. Code § 2062 are hereby struck.
b. Dental care, including dental appliances and dentures, shall be furnished by the Department of Internal Affairs in the same manner as any other service.
88  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Senate Legislation Introduction Thread on: May 27, 2017, 10:54:59 am
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A Resolution to Ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Resolved, (a majority of the Senators present concurring therein),

SECTION 1. SENATE ADVICE AND CONSENT SUBJECT TO A DECLARATION.

The Senate advises and consents to the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 13, 2006, and signed by the United States of America on June 30, 2009.
89  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Would you change your vote if your candidate assaulted someone? on: May 27, 2017, 09:07:00 am
I condemn the act, but I would have still voted for Gianforte the Democrat here, given that the other choice supports 3000 murders per day gutting the American healthcare system. I can't think of a race in recent memory where I would have voted for a Democrat Republican.
90  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Labor Summer Convention 2017- Welcome to Denver on: May 26, 2017, 08:26:50 pm
I second Barnes' resolution.
91  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Kingpoleon on: May 26, 2017, 06:56:23 pm
F--k it, I'm just going to say it. Kingpo isn't perfect, but he wouldn't be hated as much if the BRTD Cult Forum wasn't creepily obsessed with him.
no one on aad cares about him. his bad posts are sometimes laughed at, and he appears more often than most others b/c he makes a lot of bad posts. but nobody is 'obsessed' with him.
92  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB - Voting Rights Amendment (Debating) on: May 26, 2017, 11:32:08 am
I believe the Senate has already begun debate on this amendment.
93  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Time for Democrats to shun the "white working class"? on: May 26, 2017, 11:30:11 am
any useful left-wing party ought to strive to represent the working class.
94  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of various media and magazines on: May 26, 2017, 11:28:12 am
Jacobin would strongly object to being called "liberal," in any context.
95  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Favorite AltLeft figure? on: May 25, 2017, 09:02:20 pm
FFs: Greenwald, McKesson, Waters, Maddow, Uygur, Sarsour, Corbyn, Mélenchon
HPs: Mensch, Dore, Canova, Khanna, Maher, Bee, Duterte, Jong-Un
don’t know: “The Humanist Report,” Pakman
96  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-088: College for All Act (Final Vote) on: May 25, 2017, 05:59:11 pm
Aye
97  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-092: Voting Rights Amendment (Voting on Amendment) on: May 25, 2017, 05:58:07 pm
Nay
98  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Best and Worst Senators of the Past 25 Years: Montana on: May 25, 2017, 09:39:12 am
Tester/Walsh
99  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2017-092: Voting Rights Amendment (Debating) on: May 25, 2017, 09:32:39 am
I'll object to the amendment. Rules against campaigning in the voting booth have historically not been a major problem, and I would prefer to pass this without modification so as to get it to the regions as quickly as possible.
100  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MT-AL: Rob Quist (D) vs. Greg Gianforte (R) vs. Mark Wicks (L), May 25 on: May 24, 2017, 09:47:32 pm
Do you think it's significant that all the reports on the montana sites say "reporter ALLEGES"

Isn't it pretty clear it did in fact happen? That appears to be a fairly tame way of putting it, and some swing voters might not be moved by such a tame way of putting it.

"Alleged" is a pretty standard journalistic convention for events even with video proof—prevents you from being sued for libel.
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