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« Reply #100 on: September 23, 2012, 11:01:52 am »
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2. Pursue and expand free trade agreements, especially those with countries with growing economies and positive or improving records of respect for democracy, human rights, workers' rights, free speech, and the environment. I would prioritize the following relationships: Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, the Philippines, South Korea, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Ghana, Indonesia, Turkey.

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« Reply #101 on: September 23, 2012, 11:10:51 am »
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By most accounts, Venezuela's record on human rights has improved over the last decade. As they are one of our 15 largest trading partners, this is something that I want to recognize and encourage. Note that I do not mean to imply than any of the countries on my list has a perfect record. (Consider Turkey and Indonesia, among others.)
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« Reply #102 on: September 23, 2012, 11:16:13 am »
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By most accounts, Venezuela's record on human rights has improved over the last decade. As they are one of our 15 largest trading partners, this is something that I want to recognize and encourage. Note that I do not mean to imply than any of the countries on my list has a perfect record. (Consider Turkey and Indonesia, among others.)

I dunno, it just seems weird to prioritize Venezuela over, say, Russia, India, Nigeria, Egypt, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh, Colombia, Pakistan, or even Iran, just based on growth potential.
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« Reply #103 on: September 23, 2012, 11:36:26 am »
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By most accounts, Venezuela's record on human rights has improved over the last decade. As they are one of our 15 largest trading partners, this is something that I want to recognize and encourage. Note that I do not mean to imply than any of the countries on my list has a perfect record. (Consider Turkey and Indonesia, among others.)

I dunno, it just seems weird to prioritize Venezuela over, say, Russia, India, Nigeria, Egypt, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh, Colombia, Pakistan, or even Iran, just based on growth potential.

Venezuela is a larger US trading partner than all of those countries, save India and Taiwan (which is also the only county from that list that clearly has a better record on human rights). I didn't include Taiwan for two reasons: First, I want to focus a bit more on the western hemisphere. Second, I would prefer to avoid antagonizing China.
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« Reply #104 on: September 23, 2012, 12:46:59 pm »
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I forgot if I ever did this.

Endorsed for IDS Northeast Regional Senator. I look forward to following your campaign.
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« Reply #105 on: September 23, 2012, 12:50:44 pm »
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I forgot if I ever did this.

Endorsed for IDS Northeast Regional Senator. I look forward to following your campaign.

You did. But thanks! That's two for the price of one!
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« Reply #106 on: September 23, 2012, 02:24:55 pm »
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No special relationships with Russia? Good.
Because Putin's Russia doesn't even deserves you giving a ****.
Endorsed (no Whig so far in the race)
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« Reply #107 on: September 23, 2012, 02:32:33 pm »
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No special relationships with Russia? Good.
Because Putin's Russia doesn't even deserves you giving a ****.
Endorsed (no Whig so far in the race)

Despite our differences, I appreciate your support. While I do not intend to take a hard line toward Russia, I will not be silent about Putin's abuses of human rights.
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« Reply #108 on: September 23, 2012, 02:55:10 pm »
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I saw the subtitle, and I read "Accepting Quests".

Can you go find the Holy Grail for me?
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« Reply #109 on: September 23, 2012, 02:58:39 pm »
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Can you go find the Holy Grail for me?

You know as well as I that we've already got one.
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« Reply #110 on: September 23, 2012, 03:06:46 pm »
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Can you go find the Holy Grail for me?

You know as well as I that we've already got one.

Wait, is that what that thing in your office is? Because I broke it while you were out.
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« Reply #111 on: September 23, 2012, 03:27:07 pm »
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Nix: would you be interested in working to develop a comprehensive infrastructure plan focusing on these five points (below) so that we can further interregional cooperation on infrastructure?

1. Energy
2. Rail/High-speed rail/high-speed bus
3. Protected areas and expansion of our national park system
4. Broader transportation development (air and road development, as well as our current infrastructure maintenance and revenue measures such as infrastructure banks)
5. Water supply
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« Reply #112 on: September 23, 2012, 03:32:19 pm »
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That sounds great, SJoyce. Drop me a PM with any ideas that you have so far, and we can work together to draw up a plan.
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« Reply #113 on: September 23, 2012, 03:55:32 pm »
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That sounds great, SJoyce. Drop me a PM with any ideas that you have so far, and we can work together to draw up a plan.

Or I could just spit it into my campaign thread Tongue
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« Reply #114 on: September 23, 2012, 04:01:18 pm »
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That sounds great, SJoyce. Drop me a PM with any ideas that you have so far, and we can work together to draw up a plan.

Or I could just spit it into my campaign thread Tongue

Sure! I'll keep an eye on it.
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« Reply #115 on: September 23, 2012, 04:01:56 pm »
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That sounds great, SJoyce. Drop me a PM with any ideas that you have so far, and we can work together to draw up a plan.

Or I could just spit it into my campaign thread Tongue

Sure! I'll keep an eye on it.

Energy is up now; high-speed rail is next.
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« Reply #116 on: September 28, 2012, 09:33:27 pm »
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What is your platform on environmental protection and renewable energy?  Leading on from this, how will you be able to direct clean energy businesses and investments to the NE as a Senator?
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« Reply #117 on: September 28, 2012, 11:49:01 pm »
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Thanks for the bump, Barnes. I haven't had many opportunities to deal with environmental policy in Atlasia, and the Senate has considered few environmental bills during my time here. With this caveat in mind, here are the broad strokes of my environmental platform.

1. I believe in climate change, although I think that the best policy conversation for us to have is how can we deal with it. We're rapidly nearing the point where it will be physically impossible to reverse the effects of climate change, but we're already at the point at which it is politically impossible to do so.

2. Point one aside, I'm a strong supporter of Atlasia's carbon tax, and I would like to explore increasing the amount of revenue that it generates. (I would offset this increase with an equivalent reduction to the corporate tax.)

3. Like John Muir, I'm a preservationist. Federal wildlands should be kept pristine. I oppose all efforts to sell these lands and most efforts to open them to logging, mining, and other kinds of economic exploitation. While I'm not opposed to opening these lands to the public, we shouldn't disturb them by building additional roads or visitor facilities.

4. I think that current subsidies for renewable energy are adequate. We should work to review policies, re-write regulations, and eliminate subsidies that encourage the use of fossil fuels. As Governor of the Northeast, I've signed into effect the highest gas tax in Atlasia - I would like to see the federal government follow suit.

5. I favor constructing new nuclear power plants once we have a plan for the safe transport and long-term storage of radioactive waste, but solar, wind, tidal, and geothermal energy should be our long-term focus.

6. The Northeast already hosts some of the largest wind farms in the country (Dutch Wind near the New York-Pennsylvania border, Kibby Wind in Maine, Maple Ridge in New York State's Tug Hill region, and - soon - Cape Wind off the shore of Cape Cod). In the immediate future, wind is the form of renewable energy that has the greatest potential in the Northeast, and as Senator I'd make this clear in all discussions relating to our federal energy policy.

7. I want to make energy cheaper and cleaner in Atlasia, but increasing energy efficiency and decreasing per capita energy usage are equally important to me.

I'm aware that I haven't even touched on many important aspects of environmental policy with this answer, so I'd welcome any more specific follow-ups that you (or anyone else) might have.
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« Reply #118 on: September 28, 2012, 11:59:08 pm »
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I thank you for your answer, Nix.  I'm quite happy with the positions you believe in. Wink
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« Reply #119 on: September 29, 2012, 06:24:22 am »
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Would you be interested in expanding any specific wild areas?
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« Reply #120 on: September 29, 2012, 12:16:05 pm »
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Would you be interested in expanding any specific wild areas?

I would be interested in expanding and creating new wildlands in the drier, less populated areas of the Great Plains. With protection, these lands would revert to native shortgrass prairie.

Some areas in the Appalachian Mountains, stretching from Twin Tiers to the Blue Ridge Mountains, should be given further protection under the model of something like New York's Adirondack Park Agency.
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« Reply #121 on: September 30, 2012, 03:15:02 pm »
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The next Northeast Assembly election is shaping up to be a competitive one, and I want to offer early endorsements for three declared candidates:

Former Speaker Cincinnatus (I-NY)
Speaker Alfred F. Jones (Lab-NY)
Former Senator Barnes (Lab-RI)


We have a couple of other quality candidates in bore and Goldwater, but I won't be making more endorsements until later in the campaign.

Scott, I'm jealous.
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« Reply #122 on: September 30, 2012, 03:29:41 pm »
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This is going to be the best damn Assembly ever...
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« Reply #123 on: September 30, 2012, 03:47:57 pm »
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I thank you very kindly for the endorsement, Governor! I gladly extend an endorsement to you for your race as well. If my party runs a candidate I might have to reconsider - but hopefully we will not. Wink
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« Reply #124 on: September 30, 2012, 03:54:21 pm »
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Thanks for the endorsement, Nixy!
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There is a lot of humor to be mined from this as the mind of LBJ in the body of an 18 month old baby girl is quite hilarious.

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