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« Reply #200 on: March 12, 2012, 06:00:04 pm »
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The President continues to recover from his illness and will release two-pieces of proposed legislation tomorrow.

He also notes the resignation of Oakvale from the Supreme Court, a nomination for his replacement will be made in the next two days. Anyone interested in serving should be contact within the next 24 hours.

Next week, the President will visit Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan to personally speak with those involved in the Manufacturing industry.
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« Reply #201 on: March 12, 2012, 06:28:57 pm »
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Oh, I didn't notice you were ill. Get well soon, Mister Prez. Sad
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« Reply #202 on: March 12, 2012, 06:36:05 pm »
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Fine, if you're going to twist my arm about it, than I guess I wont put my name in. Also, you should go to my areas of PA. Meet the real people, the real racists.
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« Reply #203 on: March 12, 2012, 06:38:45 pm »
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Fine, if you're going to twist my arm about it, than I guess I wont put my name in. Also, you should go to my areas of PA. Meet the real people, the real racists.

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« Reply #204 on: March 13, 2012, 08:40:36 pm »
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The Atlasian National Broadcaster Bill

This Bill will create a National Broadcaster.

a) Funding
The Atlasian National Broadcaster will be funded through a national levy that will be added to personal and corporate tax determinations. The additional levy will be 0.5% of taxable income.

Personal tax
- a National Broadcasting Levy of 0.5% of annual taxable income will be placed on individual incomes of $40,001 and up and household incomes of $50,001 and up.

Corporate taxation
- a National Broadcasting Levy of 0.5% of annual taxable income will be placed on corporate incomes of $350,001 and up.

Advertising
- No advertising for non-National Broadcasting programs or products will be permitted on television or radio.

b) Structure
Television
- this Bill will create one national television network within 12 months of this Bill being passed. An analogue signal will be in place until July 2014 and a digital signal in place from the inception.

Radio
- this Bill will create one national radio station within 12 months of this Bill being passed.

c) Management
This Bill create a advisory and management Board. The Board will be appointed by a Senate vote, based on public nominations. The Government will have no control over content.

The Management Board
- will consist of 5 Atlasians, with 6 month terms
- a Chair will be elected within the Board
- the role of the Management Board will be to determine programming, budget allocations and merchandising

The Advisory Board
- will consist of 3 Atlasians with 3 month terms
- the role of the Advisory Board will be to advise the Management Board in their deliberations.
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« Reply #205 on: March 13, 2012, 09:18:23 pm »
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Mr. President- I strongly oppose this legislation but will put it forward so the Senate can stop sitting on their hands all day
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« Reply #206 on: March 16, 2012, 08:37:16 am »
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The President has nominated former Senator and President Bgwah to serve on the Supreme Court.

This is a nomination based on the desire to serve, the demonstration of activity and commitment to Atlasia.

The President hopes for a speedy confirmation process.
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« Reply #207 on: March 19, 2012, 02:22:34 am »
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Ladies and gentlemen,

I want to thank you for your warm welcome also for the good wishes you've sent me while I've been ill for the past week. It's not exactly the best way to start off a presidential term.

But, I'm here today because I want to see the strength of the Atlasian manufacturing industry, I want to talk with you whose small businesses rely on these industries not only surviving, but thriving.

We've seen a lot press over the past few, months, years, undermining the strength of our manufacturing sector and those who work within it. Manufacturing and industry built this country and they remains cornerstones of the Atlasian economy.

I want to make one thing clear, our economy is improving. Despite what you might hear, jobs are being created, people are getting back to work, families are starting to see stability return... this is all good news. I acknowledge that our recovery has been uneven and weaker then we'd like, but the trajectory is positive.

What happened to the world 3 and a half years ago was so fundamentally destabilising that expectations of a strong and bounding recovery were both foolish and only fed continued unease.

During my first term, I instituted tax reform to ease the burden on small businesses to return more certainty and security to their bottom lines, this was accompanied by a low-income tax cut to give more lower-income families more disposable income.

We keep hearing from left and right that they have the solutions and everyone else is wrong. I've been called a moderate hero because I believe in moderation over extremes as the source of the best of public policy solutions. I also believe that you can be creative and focus on a balanced approach.

We cannot tax nor cut our way to financial stability. We need to reduce spending that is both inefficient and without positive benefits, and we also need to be realistic about our revenues. If we focus on boosting what Government can do, and does well and support the private sector to do what they do well, then we can re-build, not boost artificially, but restore structural stability.

Once we do that, our hopes for the future of our economy can grow and manufacturing industries can regain its place and provide security for the people who rely directly and indirectly on it.

I'm looking forward to travelling through Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan over the next day to see what can expect from a strong and revitalised manufacturing sector.

Thank you all very much!
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« Reply #208 on: March 20, 2012, 10:39:56 pm »
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The President will be travelling to the Nuclear Security Summit in Marrakesh, Morocco on Friday.

The President will also be holding a series of one on one meetings with other world leaders, and with IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano.

The President will return to Nyman on Tuesday.
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« Reply #209 on: March 22, 2012, 05:50:00 pm »
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The President is being kept fully abreast of the nuclear security issue in Nevada.

Given the clear implications, the President has requested all related agencies and authorities be ready to respond.
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« Reply #210 on: March 26, 2012, 06:15:10 pm »
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Ladies and gentlemen,

Today we are gathered here to consider the real threat our common future faces. Yet again, nuclear security and therefore the security of the world is a point of concern.

The Hindi God Shiva is both a God of destruction and a God creation and renewal. In many ways our approach to nuclear technology is the same. It is, at once, the harnessing of the base elements of our universe to either destroy in an instant or to create energy to power our world.

People of my political persuasion have been caught in the horns of a dilemma for as long as we knew about nuclear technology. It grants some the capacity for destruction that no single country deserves, but as we saw during the Cold War, the presence of those weapons, and the mutual assured destruction they would bring created equilibrium. However, the race to assume and expand our nuclear knowledge has had a tremendous effect on those directly and those innocently nearby. Apart from environmental desolation, what about the cancer clusters directly related to that research in the early days.

We have states across the world, where dangerous nuclear technology is stored in sheds, protected at best by one guy, a German shepherd and a padlock. We will work with our friends and neighbours to remove fissile material and downgrade it, we will work with them to secure material around the world. The common factor is that Atlasia wants to work with the world to clean up and secure nuclear material.

However, we have also used that technology to change our world for the better. While events like Three-Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukishima made as all question the need for nuclear power, the fact remains that in many ways it is the low-emission alternative to fossil fuels for the short to medium term. I know I am at odds with many in my country, in my side of politics and within my party. I believe nuclear power can be harnessed safely and with maximum security.

The other key issue we cannot ignore is the risk posed to the wider world by the obtaining of fissile material by rouge nations and non-state actors, not the least of which being terrorists. Their desire to obtain this material is no secret. I understand the total discomfort by many as I stand here as President of a nuclear-armed state suggesting that other countries do not deserve access to such weapons. I understand it, but that does not mean that I am going to engage in moral relativism. However, I am taking this opportunity to make this pledge here and now. Atlasia will commence a new round of nuclear weapon dismantling. It is my intention to reduce Atlasia’s stockpile of nuclear weapons to 15% of 2000 levels within the next two years. I can hear many saying “why can’t you do it faster?” and “why can’t get rid of all nukes?” the answers to those questions are these, in order to dismantle warhead and dispose of fissile material in a safe manner takes time, and the other is a sheer fact of Geopolitical reality.

However, I believe we should pledge that all of our efforts will lead to a time when nuclear weapons are relic of history. It is not an easy ask, in fact, one of the toughest. But we must start now, and we must be united and prevent further destabilizing proliferation.

I truly believe the energy future of the world lies within clean renewable technologies and I will continue to support more research and development to bring those energies online in a wholesale manner as quickly as possible. But we must be realistic; we cannot wail and gnash our teeth because they’re not here now. For the past two decades we have squandered opportunities to focus on that research. We cannot afford to continue to do so. But we need to understand that because of taking our eye off the ball at a critical time, we need to spend more than we should need to and it will take longer to bring online than we want.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is an opportunity we cannot waste. The time is now, and we must be prepared to act.
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« Reply #211 on: March 27, 2012, 10:58:17 am »
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Mr. President- I am appalled by this. A reduction in our nuclear arsenal as part of an agreement with other nations to do the same is understandable and desirable... a unilateral weakening of our nuclear arsenal with no agreement for other nations to do the same is irresponsible to the point of neglect of your duties as Commander-in-Chief...

I will be putting forward a bill to prevent any reduction in our nuclear arsenal unless there is a treaty with other world powers- specifically China nd Russia- to make equivalent proportional reductions...
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« Reply #212 on: March 27, 2012, 05:28:03 pm »
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Mr. President- I am appalled by this. A reduction in our nuclear arsenal as part of an agreement with other nations to do the same is understandable and desirable... a unilateral weakening of our nuclear arsenal with no agreement for other nations to do the same is irresponsible to the point of neglect of your duties as Commander-in-Chief...

I will be putting forward a bill to prevent any reduction in our nuclear arsenal unless there is a treaty with other world powers- specifically China nd Russia- to make equivalent proportional reductions...

You are more than welcome to be appalled.

I am seeking agreements with the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China. I believe we can achieve this without undermining our strategic or military priorities. However, one person needs to be spokesperson for a new treaty, we need to make our intentions clear so we can get negotiations going.

Respectfully, I believe you are overreacting to this measure which is quite mild in the history of nuclear arsenal reductions.
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« Reply #213 on: March 27, 2012, 05:58:42 pm »
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From 1 May 2012, a 90-day moratorium on residential home foreclosures will come into effect.

After that 90-day period the following provisions are to be enacted.

1.   A bank cannot enforce a foreclosure unless the mortgagee can be provided with full documentation related to their mortgage conditions, including original signed documents. If the bank cannot provide full paperwork, the mortgagee must be permitted a further 90 days to renegotiate terms. If no original paperwork can be provided, or the bank no longer directly owns the mortgage, the foreclosure cannot continue.

2.   Any contravention of provision (1) will be met with a fine of $300,000 per episode and potential criminal prosecution.

3.   Any mortgagee may petition the federal government to issue a ‘foreclosure hold notice’ this document is to protect homeowners facing foreclosure due to financial circumstances beyond their control, such as medical expenses or disability.

4.   An application will be made to the county clerk’s office, the severity of the circumstances and the length of the hold is up to the determination of the clerk’s office. However, if granted a minimum hold period will be 30 days, with a maximum of 6 months.

5.   In the event that an agreement to sell the foreclosed home has been reached, the bank will give a minimum of 30 days notice to the mortgagee, and in the event that the house is sold for more than the mortgage is worth, the bank is only entitled to the total mortgage amount. Any additional monies generated by the sale are to be directed to the former homeowner.
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« Reply #214 on: March 27, 2012, 08:10:50 pm »
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The President will travel to Georgia and Florida tomorrow to meet with community leaders after the incident which ended in the death of Treyvon Martin.

The President will make a brief statement in Tampa on Wednesday evening.

On Wednesday night, the President will fly to Denver and will hold a meeting of national nuclear security experts on Thursday before returning to Nyman that night.
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« Reply #215 on: March 30, 2012, 09:06:51 pm »
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I visited Florida on Wednesday to meet with local community leaders over the death of Trayvon Martin.

I did not meet with his family as they were obviously managing their own affairs but I did meet with his uncle.

I will not beat around the bush, I am deeply disturbed by the circumstances of this young man's death. However, vigilante justice cannot be sought to be the answer to matters of justice. I have instructed the federal justice agencies to investigate this issue.

This issue has given light to many truly ugly elements of Atlasian character we cannot hide from any longer. The idea that because of the way someone dresses, or due to their race, suddenly we are supposed to fear them and perceive them as a threat, and not just a threat, an immediate threat that must be met with lethal force, sickens me to the core.

Now, I believe that the justice system must be engaged completely. The fact remains, the way this issue has been handled at the local level has been deeply disappointing, which is why I have engaged the federal government to ensure that justice is done.

There are some issues I need to make comments on.

The first is the value of neighbourhood watch, they are a valuable force to make sure our communities are more secure. The idea of neighbour looking out for neighbour is one we should be encouraging. However, their role is not to take the place of local law enforcement.

I accept the role of the second amendment in Atlasia, but I believe that rights, including the right to bear arms need to be exercised with a strong sense of responsibility.

We need to work together to make sure that justice is done and that it is carried out fairly and with utmost respect of all sides.

I urge restraint, these processes need to be allowed to occur.
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« Reply #216 on: March 30, 2012, 09:17:24 pm »
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The President will visit Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky from 10 April.

10 April
Chicago, IL - Champaign, IL

11 April
Indianapolis, IN - Bloomington, IN

12 April
Louisville, KY - Lexington, KY
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« Reply #217 on: March 31, 2012, 08:33:48 am »
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The President has formally requested federal legal authorities to examine any regional law which enables the use lethal force beyond traditional concepts of self-defense.

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« Reply #218 on: March 31, 2012, 11:17:56 am »
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Ladies and Gentlemen,

Thank you for the invitation to speak with you today, and the timing of this conference could not be more relevant.

You would be aware that my administration’s Homeowner Protection Bill is before the Senate. I put forward this Bill to have three key goals.

The first is to put in place a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures. Now, this is designed to pull back and allow all involved to take stock. The key factor in a drop in tax revenues is the tremendous drop in housing values, which has been based almost completely in the tremendous number of foreclosures that have taken place. Say for example, 4 years ago a house with 10 houses on it, had an average value of $250,000 that’s a value in one street of $2.5 million. Now consider the average value has dropped to $125,000 that’s a total of $1.25 million – that’s a 50% reduction in the value of a street full of houses, now imagine this across a suburb or a city. The more foreclosures that occur the deeper the drop in values will become. That’s not only a disaster for the families and their community, but these have tremendous knock-on economic effects.

The second element is to ensure that banks and other mortgage owners are able to fulfill their administrative requirements, basically to ensure that if a family is forced out of their home, it is done in both a legal and ethical manner. This Bill will require any bank to provide all documents of mortgage ownership to the homeowner. If they provide incorrect or incomplete the mortgagee must be in a position to re-negotiate terms up to and including a managed foreclosure over a period. If they cannot provide demostrations of ownership the foreclosure cannot continue. There will be harsh penalties for any bank that tries to avoid this responsibility, a fine of $300,000 per offense and the potential of both criminal and civil proceedings.

The final is to put in place protections for people who suffer from medically extreme circumstances. The Bill will create a Foreclosure Hold. Now this does not prevent foreclosures from happening, but it provides a Federal Government order to hold proceedings for a period of 30 days to 6 months.

I want to make sure this point is clear. This Bill is designed to slow the current rate of foreclosures, ensure that banks are undertaking their full legal and ethical responsibilites and to provide protections for more vulnerable people. This Bill will not stand in the way of foreclosures where people have been clearly delinquent and as long as banks have their paperwork in order, they can proceed. This does not defer responsibility for people who over-extended. It ensures that all involved in the processes know their roles and responsibilities.

This is a practical Bill to address an issue with a wide range of consequences. I believe this Bill will have positive impacts and will work to ensure a more stable situation for the future. My administration will always advocate that personal responsibilty is of primary importance, but we need to make sure that we have a solid and fair set of protections.

I want to thank you for taking the time to listen to me today.

Thank you all and good luck for your conference.
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Reporter: What do you have to say about the 'revolution' being advocated? Including by some of your political allies?

PP: I think strong political discussions should happen, we always need to face up to difficult truths if things aren't working. Tweed is welcome back to Atlasia and I'm sure will run a very spirited campaign for the June election. However, I'm concerned that some people are attracted to a strategy that will likely blow up in their faces.

Atlasia is going through a period that is certainly more stagnant than I'd like, but I don't think a 'revolution' will do anything except provide some drama for a while, and because of that, the stagnation will return. I've been around Atlasia for a while, and stagnant periods happen. I don't believe this is a terminal decline. I'd be very interested what happens in Atlasia... say after November. I think you'll see activity return.

I should also say, what I said when a 'founder' returned to Atlasia to personally attack me, you built it, but didn't buy it, so you don't own it. Thanks...

Reporter: However, Mr Tweed has declared the Atlasian Government illegitimate

PP: Last time I checked, the people voted for the Government, in line with the Constitutional authorities that they also voted for. The Atlasian Government is most certainly legitimate, and he has no place to make such proclamations.

In fact, it's a bit like your mother turning up in your house, and proclaiming you divorced because she doesn't like your wife. It's dramatic and a little wacky, but also destabilising, which I presume is the point.
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« Reply #221 on: April 04, 2012, 06:13:11 pm »
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Thank you for taking a sensible position on this, Mr. President.
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« Reply #222 on: April 09, 2012, 06:33:47 pm »
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The Senate has passed the Homeowners Protection Act and it is presented for to you for your signature or veto.


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« Reply #223 on: April 09, 2012, 06:36:11 pm »
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The President is pleased with the passage of the Homeowners Protection Act by the Senate.

He says "this is a vital first step to get our housing market in good order".
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« Reply #224 on: April 13, 2012, 08:33:06 pm »
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Mr. President,

The Comprehensive Protection of Nuclear Power Act has passed the Senate and is presented for your signature or veto.

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