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« Reply #825 on: June 10, 2009, 09:37:07 pm »
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Just a question, why doesn't the Pacific move their legislature thread to the Elections main board so that new members are more aware of its existence?

It's never crossed my mind, but I suspect it would frequently fall off the first page, making it even less noticeable.

Just a question, why doesn't the Pacific move their legislature thread to the Elections main board so that new members are more aware of its existence?

I would love to do that, and in fact, I'd love an entirely new legislature thread so it seems a bit less daunting.

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« Reply #826 on: June 10, 2009, 09:56:29 pm »
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Just a question, why doesn't the Pacific move their legislature thread to the Elections main board so that new members are more aware of its existence?

It's never crossed my mind, but I suspect it would frequently fall off the first page, making it even less noticeable.

You're probably right around times like this, when campaigns seem to take up the first two pages, but the Mideast Assembly thread seems to do well nonetheless. And it has proven to attract many new members due to its availability.

I'm not even saying start a new one. You could always get a mod to move it.
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« Reply #827 on: June 12, 2009, 02:35:08 pm »
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Just a question, why doesn't the Pacific move their legislature thread to the Elections main board so that new members are more aware of its existence?

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« Reply #828 on: June 15, 2009, 01:00:45 am »
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Ok, so a few things:

1) In a few days I will start my summer job as a camp counselor, as such I am only going to have at most an hour of internet per day, please be understanding. Though once a week I will have a day off to catch up on everything.

2) Very likely I will not be running for re-election in August. Have a fun time campaigning!

3) The following measures have been brought up for a vote. Please vote Aye or Nay (or you may abstain). Voting lasts one week.

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Official Regional Name Bill
1) The Pacific Region's official name shall henceforth be "The People's Region of the Pacific".
2) Pacific, The Pacific, and the Pacific Region shall remain accepted casual names.

Renaming of San Luis Opisbo County Bill
1) San Luis Opisbo County, California shall henceforth be named San Luis Opebo County in honor of Opebo, Atlasia's longest serving Supreme Court Justice.

Affirmation of the Pacific Region's Right to Continue Existing Bill
1) The people of the Pacific Region vow to oppose any efforts to abolish or reduce their region.

Official Regional Plant Bill
1) Cannabis shall be the official regional plant of the Pacific effective immediately.

Government Furniture Bill
1) The Pacific Regional Government shall not purchase any furniture made with leather or any other product derived from the slaughter of animals effective immediately.

School Bus Bill
1) All public school buses in the Pacific Region must be repainted neon green effective August 1, 2009.

Salad Bar Bill
1) All public schools in the Pacific Region with at least 300 students must equip their cafeterias with a full-service salad bar by the beginning of the 2009-2010 school year in order to provide and encourage healthy eating choices.
 

Affirmative Action Ban Repeal Bill

The Affirmative Action Bill is hereby repealed.

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« Reply #829 on: June 15, 2009, 01:06:30 am »
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Official Regional Name Bill: Aye

Renaming of San Luis Opisbo County Bill: Aye

Affirmation of the Pacific Region's Right to Continue Existing Bill: Aye

Official Regional Plant Bill: Aye

Government Furniture Bill: Aye

School Bus Bill: Aye

Salad Bar Bill: Aye
 
Affirmative Action Ban Repeal Bill: Aye
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« Reply #830 on: June 15, 2009, 01:07:49 am »
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Official Regional Name Bill: Aye
Renaming of San Luis Opisbo County Bill: Aye
Affirmation of the Pacific Region's Right to Continue Existing Bill: Aye
Official Regional Plant Bill: Aye
Government Furniture Bill: Aye
School Bus Bill: Aye
Salad Bar Bill: Aye
Affirmative Action Ban Repeal Bill: Aye
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« Reply #831 on: June 15, 2009, 01:56:14 am »
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Official Regional Name Bill: Aye
Renaming of San Luis Opisbo County Bill: Aye
Affirmation of the Pacific Region's Right to Continue Existing Bill: Aye
Official Regional Plant Bill: Aye
Government Furniture Bill: Nay
School Bus Bill: Nay
Salad Bar Bill: Aye
Affirmative Action Ban Repeal Bill: Nay
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« Reply #832 on: June 16, 2009, 01:16:31 am »
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Official Regional Name Bill: Nay

Renaming of San Luis Opisbo County Bill: Aye

Affirmation of the Pacific Region's Right to Continue Existing Bill: Nay

Official Regional Plant Bill: Nay

Government Furniture Bill: Aye

School Bus Bill: Nay

Salad Bar Bill: Aye
 
Affirmative Action Ban Repeal Bill: Nay
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« Reply #833 on: June 16, 2009, 03:10:42 am »
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Official Regional Name Bill: Aye

Renaming of San Luis Opisbo County Bill: Aye

Affirmation of the Pacific Region's Right to Continue Existing Bill: Nay

Official Regional Plant Bill: Nay

Government Furniture Bill: Aye

School Bus Bill: Aye

Salad Bar Bill: Aye
 
Affirmative Action Ban Repeal Bill: Aye
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« Reply #834 on: June 16, 2009, 03:36:28 am »
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Official Regional Name Bill: Aye

Renaming of San Luis Opisbo County Bill: Abstain

Affirmation of the Pacific Region's Right to Continue Existing Bill: Aye

Official Regional Plant Bill: Aye

Government Furniture Bill: Aye

School Bus Bill: Aye (I have no idea why, but neon green is awesome)

Salad Bar Bill: Aye
 
Affirmative Action Ban Repeal Bill: Nay
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« Reply #835 on: June 21, 2009, 10:04:50 am »
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Nay to all, just because.
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« Reply #836 on: June 29, 2009, 01:15:00 am »
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^You voted too late!

Renaming of Jackson County, Oregon
1) The Pacific Regions recognizes that Andrew Jackson was a genocidal maniac, and that such a person should not have a Pacifican county named after him.
2) Therefore Jackson County, Oregon is hereby renamed after the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

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« Reply #837 on: July 11, 2009, 07:56:18 pm »
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Official Regional Name Bill: 5-1 PASS

Renaming of San Luis Opisbo County Bill: 5-0-1 PASS

Affirmation of the Pacific Region's Right to Continue Existing Bill: 4-2 PASS

Official Regional Plant Bill: 4-2 PASS

Government Furniture Bill: 5-1 PASS

School Bus Bill: 4-2 PASS

Salad Bar Bill: 6-0 PASS
 
Affirmative Action Ban Repeal Bill: 3-3 VETO

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« Reply #838 on: July 11, 2009, 08:05:38 pm »
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Also an announcement:
I am investing my powers as governor to the Lt. Governor of the Pacific should I not act in a timely manner in the coming months. After two weeks at my summer job as a camp counselor I realized that I will at times not be able to log on for prolonged periods of time, I only get two hours off a day and I have decided to shower and get rest before instead of using the internet... Though it should be better in the future as now I have got the hang of the job a bit more. Thank you for being patient.
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« Reply #839 on: August 11, 2009, 07:45:50 pm »
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General Sales Tax Elimination Bill

1. That no General Sales Tax may be applied, including food items, goods, and services.
2. That certain “excise taxes” be allowed, including cigarette, cannabis, and gasoline taxes.
3. That this bill shall be paid for by a .5 percent income tax increase on top bracket earners.
4. That the remainder of this bill be funded by a 3.5 percent flight surcharge to be added to the purchase of air travel.
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« Reply #840 on: August 11, 2009, 07:49:11 pm »
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This bill I introduce does many things right. It encourages commerce by giving consumers more purchasing power. It adds jobs by creating new demand for goods. It allows people with lower incomes to be able to purchase more than they could before, and live a better life. And the costs are covered by measures that will not very much affect the economy- air travel will continue regardless and the slight income tax increase is only on top earners, most of which would have been going towards savings or investing rather than spending into the economy. In these economic times, we need more consumers to encourage productivity. I highly urge fellow citizens of the People's Region of the Pacific to sign on as sponsors and support this bill.
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« Reply #841 on: August 11, 2009, 08:22:37 pm »
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Signed into law on October 13, 2008:

Reduction of Regressive Taxation Act

1. The sales tax on food and grocery items is hereby abolished.
2. The sales tax on books is hereby abolished.
3. The provisions of this act will take effect two weeks after this becomes law.
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« Reply #842 on: August 11, 2009, 09:11:30 pm »
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Signed into law on October 13, 2008:

Reduction of Regressive Taxation Act

1. The sales tax on food and grocery items is hereby abolished.
2. The sales tax on books is hereby abolished.
3. The provisions of this act will take effect two weeks after this becomes law.

This is a general sales tax elimination.
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« Reply #843 on: August 11, 2009, 09:15:01 pm »
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Signed into law on October 13, 2008:

Reduction of Regressive Taxation Act

1. The sales tax on food and grocery items is hereby abolished.
2. The sales tax on books is hereby abolished.
3. The provisions of this act will take effect two weeks after this becomes law.

This is a general sales tax elimination.

I'm aware of that, and no one has yet explained the necessity of such an idea.

Most of the sales taxes which directly affect poor the most have long been nonexistent in the Pacific Region.  Of course I had also hoped to remove sin taxes on tobacco and alcohol products - some of the most regressive taxation we have - but you are not supportive of removing those sorts of sales taxes.  So forgive me if I have trouble accepting that you want to completely abolish the sales tax solely to help the poor.
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« Reply #844 on: August 11, 2009, 09:17:28 pm »
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Signed into law on October 13, 2008:

Reduction of Regressive Taxation Act

1. The sales tax on food and grocery items is hereby abolished.
2. The sales tax on books is hereby abolished.
3. The provisions of this act will take effect two weeks after this becomes law.

This is a general sales tax elimination.

I'm aware of that, and no one has yet explained the necessity of such an idea.

Most of the sales taxes which directly affect poor the most have long been nonexistent in the Pacific Region.  Of course I had also hoped to remove sin taxes on tobacco and alcohol products - some of the most regressive taxation we have - but you are not supportive of removing those sorts of sales taxes.  So forgive me if I have trouble accepting that you want to completely abolish the sales tax solely to help the poor.

I think I argued a lot more than "solely" that one point. The proposition has received much support from both parties and will be helpful to the Pacific region.
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« Reply #845 on: August 11, 2009, 09:19:43 pm »
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The proposition has received much support from both parties and will be helpful to the Pacific region.

Are you and I talking about the same proposition?

Because the one you suggested above is about as coherent as the hopes and dreams of a dead squirrel.
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« Reply #846 on: August 11, 2009, 09:52:09 pm »
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The new proposition will only help rich persons, since that will delete the sales tax on expensive items.
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« Reply #847 on: August 11, 2009, 09:54:04 pm »
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The new proposition will only help rich persons, since that will delete the sales tax on expensive items.

I don't think that you honestly beleive it will "only" help rich persons. Also, you have to consider that the median "rich" person spends far less percentages of their income than the median "poor" person.
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« Reply #848 on: August 11, 2009, 09:56:15 pm »
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No, this is very simple.  The sorts of sales tax which would disproportionately affect the poor have already been removed.  By proposing to remove the rest of them, (i.e. the sales tax on yachts, cars, perfume, etc) you in fact disproportionately help the rich.
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« Reply #849 on: August 12, 2009, 06:42:33 pm »
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Bee Crisis Resolution

1.   Our region will recognize honeybees (genus: Apis) as keystone species that must be protected from CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder)
2.   The Pacific region will fund research and development of anti-parasitical (V. destructor) drugs to be provided to the region’s beekeepers.
3.   The chemical Imidacloprid is henceforth banned in the Pacific region.
4.   The region will implement a planting program for pollen-producing goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea).
5.   The destruction of any bee colony or bee hive will result in a fine of no less than $5,000.

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