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76  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Election Coverage on: August 15, 2015, 03:40:48 pm
The following individuals made some kind of post in the Mock Parliment sub-board during the year 2015, but have not registered in the sign-up thread: Afleitch, NYMillennial, Retromike, Bacon King, Lumine, Jerryarkansas, Morgieb, Jack Enderman, Kalwejt, and Politicus.

While some of these people have switched full-time to AAD since then, some may still vote in this election. I would suggest simply grandfathering all of these individuals into the voter rolls, and requiring all future voters (after the conclusion of this election) to register in the sign-up thread.

For what is worth, despite initially posting I don't consider myself a part of the Mock Parliament nor do I have plans to participate in the near future. While my case may be very particular, I personally think taking all those early posts for granted as full voters is not necessarily a good idea if people took the trouble to open another thread for formal sign-up (and I believe that was made clear enough).

Indeed, but it's difficult to come up with a non-subjective standard that would include people like afleitch (who didn't post in the formal sign-up thread but who was very involved in the original process). Ideally, most of those people won't vote, so it won't be much of an issue.
77  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Next Dutch Election, pick your poison! on: August 14, 2015, 10:32:14 pm
D66 (knee-jerk anti-Wilders vote).
78  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Favorite Churches on: August 14, 2015, 06:13:00 pm
The First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg sits next to the Cathedral Church of St. Peter (the Episcopal diocesan seat of southwestern Florida), but the Baptists moved out in the 90s. St. Peter's intended to sell or develop it, but preservationists wanted to save the property (and the law was on their side). The agreement reached allowed St. Peter's to tear down most of the building, but the massive neoclassical facade (one of the few buildings in the city in that style) still stands. St. Peter's has entered into talks to construct a condo building, an expansion of a local assisted living facility (the large brick building in the background of some of the pictures), a columbarium, and a parking garage, all of which seem to have fallen through. Its future now is uncertain, but it's really neat to drive past it in the evenings and see the sun shining through the stained glass.





79  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Election Coverage on: August 14, 2015, 05:06:33 pm
The following individuals made some kind of post in the Mock Parliment sub-board during the year 2015, but have not registered in the sign-up thread: Afleitch, NYMillennial, Retromike, Bacon King, Lumine, Jerryarkansas, Morgieb, Jack Enderman, Kalwejt, and Politicus.

While some of these people have switched full-time to AAD since then, some may still vote in this election. I would suggest simply grandfathering all of these individuals into the voter rolls, and requiring all future voters (after the conclusion of this election) to register in the sign-up thread.
80  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Election Coverage on: August 14, 2015, 02:59:15 pm
Results for Parliament (Last Voter: Clarence)
CONSERVATIVE: 19
SOCIAL LIBERALS: 13
SOCIALIST: 13
WORKERS': 5
PIONEERS: 4
FREE ALLIANCE: 2
WHIG: 2


Seat Projections (Calculator)
CONSERVATIVE: 8
SOCIAL LIBERALS: 5
SOCIALIST: 5
WORKERS': 2
PIONEERS: 1
FREE ALLIANCE: 0
WHIG: 0


Counting all voters.

Turnout Among Registered Voters: 98%



I have a question how many votes do you need to get a seat in parliament for the party??

At least three right now, but that depends on turnout.
81  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Election Coverage on: August 14, 2015, 12:02:20 pm
Something that might become an issue - does the phrase "No citizens who register after the commencement of the election may be eligible to vote in it" refer to the scheduled or actual commencement of the election? There's a number of voters who registered after the legal scheduled commencement (midnight last night) but before the election itself commenced (the voting booth was opened).

Regardless, afleitch never registered in the sign-in thread, so there should only be one vote for the Free Alliance.
82  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: The Social Liberals - Manifesto Launch! on: August 14, 2015, 11:48:33 am
With turnout at 48%, the Social Liberals are currently in a dead heat with the Conservatives for the largest party in Parliament!
83  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: 1st South American General Election - August 14th, 2015 on: August 14, 2015, 10:03:29 am
Social Liberals
84  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: So. What is this all about? on: August 13, 2015, 11:52:39 pm
While there are fewer offices than Atlasia, my understanding is that both the smaller size of the simulation combined with the potential for more non-governmental offices (not just newspapers, but pressure groups and party leadership opportunities) should make up for that.
85  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: So John Kasich is an ex-Catholic on: August 13, 2015, 09:51:00 am
Pawlenty is still effectively Catholic and converted for his wife.

Kasich is barely religious.

Pretty sure Kasich, like Pawlenty and Rubio, is Catholic convert to Evangelical Christianity. Kasich's famous blow-up with big donors involved him citing religious reasons for pushing through the Obamacare Medicaid expansion.

I'm not sure whether you'd describe it as "evangelical" - he's a member of the ACNA, a group that split off from the Episcopalians as part of the Anglican realignment. Most folks classify them as "evangelical", but I understand the worship service and a lot of the theology isn't all that different from the (very, very) mainline Episcopal Church - mostly they're just called evangelical because they represent a conservative faction splintering over some hot-button social issues.
86  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Morton House Polling: General Election on: August 12, 2015, 08:18:17 pm
Socialist: 5
Con: 5
SocLib: 5
Whig: 3
Pioneer: 2
Country: 1

With the extra Whig seat going to one of the top three parties.

These results (unlikely, IMO - Workers Party turnout would likely allot them at least an extra seat) would make coalition formation a lot more interesting - either a one-seat majority or a multi-party coalition would be required.
87  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Do you like Sanders? on: August 12, 2015, 08:15:37 pm
He's a great person who'd make a great President. Neither of those two things should be constructed to mean that he's a good Presidential candidate, of course.
88  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: NH-Boston Herald: It Happened on: August 12, 2015, 10:31:12 am
This is a university poll, from a uni that hasn't polled since '08, whose polling institute is led by the guy who used to run UNH, and whose President is currently Andrew Card. Junk uni, junk poll.
89  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: most jewish congressional district outside of New York on: August 12, 2015, 02:14:12 am
The answer is Deutch's FL-21, with a larger Jewish population than any district outside of Nadler's NY-10.
90  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Georgia's Very Own Megathread! on: August 11, 2015, 07:54:33 pm
Seems to be holding - I think Bennett might have this. RIP GOP supermajority, RIP GOP majority in Fulton County.

Bennett (D): 2,446 (54.54%)
Davis (R):   2,039 (45.46%)
91  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: FL: Rereredistricting on: August 11, 2015, 04:36:26 pm
The consideration of a full Leon/partial Jax map may be the only thing right now that's preventing Gwen Graham from closing up shop (with the potential for a more divided Orlando doing the same for Webster).
Could you explain please?

If all of Leon County is included, which means adding a dollop of white Democratic voters, the CD would be more viable for her to run in, is what I think was meant.



These are the numbers for the proposed 5th District under the base map - over half of the Democratic primary vote being in Duval, an area Brown has represented for decades and where she's built up a significant base, would doom Graham before the primary began. Keeping Leon whole would add around 35,000 Dems to Leon (I'm assuming they'd be taken out of Duval) and give Graham a fighting chance in a primary (the only substantial concentration of Dems outside Duval/Leon is Gadsden, a primarily African-American area but one that Graham currently represents in Congress - not sure how it'd swing).
92  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Government Formation Poll on: August 11, 2015, 12:48:53 pm
I do not think a grand coalition too likely.

Neither do I, but there is a possibility which to completely disregard could bode out not too well for our centrists friends...

What'd be the fun of coalition negotiations if there was no intrigue beyond us choosing who we like better?
93  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: Rasmussen: Trump remains ahead, Fiorina gaining on: August 11, 2015, 12:35:51 pm
Okay, this is getting ridiculous. When will the American people listen to Trump and realize how hopelessly crazy he is?!?

Trump isn't crazy. The rest of the world is crazy.

There's a black man in the White House, Confederate flags are being replaced with pride flags, and America on the whole is getting more urban, more secular, more brown, and more liberal. If you're a member of the Republican base, your entire way of life is under threat from a world seemingly gone mad. You don't particularly care about any specific policy ideas - you want to elect the person who's the loudest, the most belligerent, and the most likely to roll back the past half-century of what I call progress and what you call the destruction of this country. Right now, the man most willing to put himself forward in opposition to everything you view as destroying the country is Donald J. Trump. It makes sense that you'd vote for him.
94  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinions of countries and political parties Plus organizations on: August 11, 2015, 11:51:27 am
Parties
GOP
Democrats
Conservatives Canada
NDP
Liberals Canada
UK Conservatives
UK Labour
UK Independence Party
SNP
Labour Australia
The coalition

Organizations
Tea Party
Planned Parenthood
Enbridge
Unions in general
95  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: Uni (Franklin Pierce) poll for New Hampshire (Trump 18%, Jeb 13%, Kasich 12%, Fiorina 9%) on: August 11, 2015, 11:27:19 am
Kasich is on the NH airwaves essentially without competition. I expect he'll trend downwards once people see other options.
96  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: FL: Rereredistricting on: August 11, 2015, 10:21:58 am
The consideration of a full Leon/partial Jax map may be the only thing right now that's preventing Gwen Graham from closing up shop (with the potential for a more divided Orlando doing the same for Webster).
97  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you more Liberal or Conservative then your parents and grandparents on: August 11, 2015, 10:16:34 am
It feels utterly bizarre to think of people regularly discussing politics with their grandparents. All I know about the political affiliations of my grandparents on my dad's side is that they were big Republicans a while back, with a few Need Nixon Now and WIN buttons scattered around their house. I have no idea what they think now. The only political stance my grandfather on my mom's side has ever mentioned is that the new eye doctor in town, that Randal guy, is a real nutter.
98  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Daily Caller: Harvard Prof. Larry Lessig (D) to explore presidential run on: August 10, 2015, 11:09:01 pm
Sanders will unveil a campaign finance platform in a few days and this will all be a moot discussion. This is Lessig trying to seize the mic in Seattle.
99  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Government Formation Poll on: August 10, 2015, 10:41:50 pm
I would definitely like to see the Social Liberals play a role in the formative Parliament of our new nation, but I'd rather wait for the results of the elections to decide who, if anyone, to form a coalition with.
100  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Papal Conclave 2015 - The Vatican on: August 10, 2015, 07:59:44 pm
Et ego ClŠudio Cardinalis Fernandes dos Santos spondeo, voveo ac iuro. Sic me Deus adiuvet et haec Sancta Dei Evangelia, quae manu mea tango.
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