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Title: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Statement on Constitution)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on July 03, 2009, 03:50:12 pm
Welcome to my office, this is where I will take any questions or comments. If you have a piece of legislation that you want me to introduce for you, please feel free to PM me. As I promised in my campaign I intend to represent all Southern citizens not just those in the RPP. There will be an office warming party here at 6:00 PM EST. Fried Chicken and Ice Tea will be served on a first come first serve basis.


Title: Re: Office of Southeast Senator Yankee(My door is always open)
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on July 03, 2009, 05:23:56 pm
That's good chicken...what? I'm not supposed to be here?


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee(My door is always open)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on July 03, 2009, 05:32:27 pm
You may come and stay as long as you want, YOU JUST CAN'T LEAVE. MY GUARDS WILL ARREST YOU FOR TREASON!!!!!!


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee(My door is always open)
Post by: Purple State on July 03, 2009, 06:04:35 pm
*Finishes licking fingers*
That was some good chicken.

Welcome to the Senate.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee(My door is always open)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on July 03, 2009, 06:09:31 pm
*Finishes licking fingers*
That was some good chicken.

Welcome to the Senate.

Thanks, unfortunately we didn't have enough funds left over for napkins. We had to conserve money for other more pressing races. :)


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee(My door is always open)
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on July 03, 2009, 06:27:06 pm
You may come and stay as long as you want, YOU JUST CAN'T LEAVE.

Your office is in the Hotel California?


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee(My door is always open)
Post by: Vice President PiT on July 03, 2009, 07:14:07 pm
     Good luck as Senator! I know you will do great. :)


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee(My door is always open)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on July 03, 2009, 07:25:43 pm
You may come and stay as long as you want, YOU JUST CAN'T LEAVE.

Your office is in the Hotel California?

Nope, the Hanoi Hilton. :D.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee(My door is always open)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on July 03, 2009, 09:57:42 pm
Statement on the Supreme Court's decision-

Just a few minutes ago the Chief Justice of the Atlasian Supreme Court handed down his ruling on the contested vote in the Presidential Election. While not the result I had hoped it would be, it is the result I expected. What we need now is acceptance, we have a new Commander in Chief. I would like to Congratulate Senators Lief and Bacon King on their election to the White House and I look forward to working with them over the next four months. Thank you and Dave Bless!

-Sen. North Carolina Yankee


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee(My door is always open)
Post by: Fritz on July 04, 2009, 09:17:07 am
What we need know is exceptance

I believe the word you are looking for is "acceptance".  Spelling as you did has quite a different meaning.  Sorry for nit-picking... :)


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee(My door is always open)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on July 04, 2009, 02:32:07 pm
What we need know is exceptance

I believe the word you are looking for is "acceptance".  Spelling as you did has quite a different meaning.  Sorry for nit-picking... :)

Thats what happens late at night, when I am aiming somone, PMing another person, and posting here all at the same time.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Read my Atlasian Reform Proposal
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on July 05, 2009, 05:02:31 pm
I would encourage all Southerners and Atlasians to read my second post in this thread which can be reached through this link.

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=98178.new#new (http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=98178.new#new)



I would then encourage you to voice your opinions here on my latest proposal to improve our nations activity.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Read my Atlasian Reform Proposal
Post by: Purple State on July 05, 2009, 10:52:34 pm
I would encourage all Southerners and Atlasians to read my second post in this thread which can be reached through this link.

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=98178.new#new (http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=98178.new#new)



I would then encourage you to voice your opinions here on my latest proposal to improve our nations activity.

I will have a number of questions and suggested edits (more than a few grammatical ;)), but I'll save them for the Senate floor.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Read my Atlasian Reform Proposal
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on July 05, 2009, 11:27:20 pm
I would encourage all Southerners and Atlasians to read my second post in this thread which can be reached through this link.

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=98178.new#new (http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=98178.new#new)



I would then encourage you to voice your opinions here on my latest proposal to improve our nations activity.

I will have a number of questions and suggested edits (more than a few grammatical ;)), but I'll save them for the Senate floor.

Vepres already beat you to the gramatical edits. Lief, Fritz, ILV and MaxQue are fervently against this. The will except nothing less then 10 AT-large Senate seats. They are also unwilling to meet me half way. I have given up the Lt. Govs and the Judicial officers, as well as excepted the CoG, and given up the Regional Senate Elections(while keeping the REgional Senate seats thus bringing the regional activity we need by having the Govs appoint them). I cannot in good conscience compromise more without violating the solemn promises I made in my campaign.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Read my Atlasian Reform Proposal
Post by: Fritz on July 06, 2009, 12:33:16 am
There is one grammatical error that you continue to make, over and over again, and it bugs me everytime I see it.  That is using the word "except"" when what you meant is "accept".  Please learn the difference.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Read my Atlasian Reform Proposal
Post by: Purple State on July 06, 2009, 11:40:31 am
Ah, I simply assumed you linked to your Senate Investigation Resolution proposal, which is why I said we will discuss it on the Senate floor.

Regarding your ConCon proposal, well I replied with my own post and I will continue to look for some way to make you all get along on something.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Read my Atlasian Reform Proposal
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on July 06, 2009, 05:51:37 pm
Ah, I simply assumed you linked to your Senate Investigation Resolution proposal, which is why I said we will discuss it on the Senate floor.

Regarding your ConCon proposal, well I replied with my own post and I will continue to look for some way to make you all get along on something.

I actually feel sorry for you. ;).


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Read my Atlasian Reform Proposal
Post by: Purple State on July 06, 2009, 06:01:08 pm
Ah, I simply assumed you linked to your Senate Investigation Resolution proposal, which is why I said we will discuss it on the Senate floor.

Regarding your ConCon proposal, well I replied with my own post and I will continue to look for some way to make you all get along on something.

I actually feel sorry for you. ;).

We will get there soon enough. Negotiations happen in phases. We are far from the end.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Read my Atlasian Reform Proposal
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on July 12, 2009, 12:37:13 am
We are off to a great start ladies and gentleman. Both of my first two bills have been passed with out opposition. The Senate now has oversight powers, and the job of the Game Moderator has been clearly defined in the Constitution.
http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=98653.0 (http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=98653.0)
http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=98654.0 (http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=98654.0)


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Off to a great start!!!
Post by: Franzl on July 12, 2009, 03:08:29 am
I really like your work up until now...it's going to be a nice Senate ;)


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Off to a great start!!!
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on July 12, 2009, 05:17:12 pm
I really like your work up until now...it's going to be a nice Senate ;)

Yes I am inclined to think it will be a nice Senate two. :)


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Off to a great start!!!
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on July 17, 2009, 05:23:18 pm
Press Release
Statement on DS initiatives-
With the votes currently as they are it appears that the voters of the Dirty South have voted to relinquish the direct democracy that has existed and replace it with a more interesting and hopefully more active representational democracy in the form of a Regional Assembly. I am pleased that the voters have agreed to this action which myself and others have been pressing for months. I will remind everyone that this alone will not accomplish anything in the way of activity. This is however a big first step down that path.

      -Sen. North Carolina Yankee



Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Off to a great start!!!
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on July 18, 2009, 10:18:52 pm
I would encourage all DS citizens to follow the lively debate on Health Care
http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=99368.0 (http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=99368.0)



I would encourage you to review my outline for an Alternative proposal to the bill proposed by the honerable Senator Fritz. It can be found in the last post on the first page.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Health Care Debate
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on August 12, 2009, 07:25:50 pm
Statement about my vote against the Health Care Bill-

As the title suggest I voted against the reform bill. Prior to my decision on how I would vote I have made what basically amounted to my final remarks on the bill. I would encourage you to read them in full but here are the most important ones. They contain a very thorough discussion not only of the bill but Liberalism vs Socialism and several other topics.

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I tend to agree people's lives are indeed within the scope of Business to provide for. Businesses exist to provide the goods and services we need or want. Whenever a business does not provide the product people want or at to high a price people reserve the right to not purchase it from them. In a perfect Free Market other businesses who offer the same product then in theory would work to satiate those demands as long as they are reasonable. The more reasonable the demands, the more people boycotting and going over to competitors, the less customers the "bad" company will have and thus in the desire to make a profit they will also move to satisify those demands as well to save there customer base. There are problems within this system and thats why regulations and consumer protections exist. However the diverging point between Liberalism and Socialism is when people desire to work outside of this system in a certain sector, why Liberals or rather true liberals would in theory prefer to make the current system work better. It is then socialism to seek to completely take over Health care as some Senators have suggested needs to be cause they don't beleive it should be a "Business in the first place".


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Don't be confused though. This bill currently falls well within the confines of reform and as such it is not socialist, unlike the bill that was orginally introduced. I do think the market manipulation is a little overdone by the provisions here, but it doesn't fundamentally conflict with my personal views in regards to the gov't role in the economy like it did before. It does however still grate on me in terms of how much that should be. I guess I could say I am really undecided how to vote on this bill. When I first approached this debate, my primarly goal was to make the Private market work as much as possible and only having the Gov't intervene to the extent necessary to make that happen and solve a few problems such as the fate of the Uninsured. Coming in third was not extending the Gov't beyond what I though necessary to achieve this goal.

You can see the full remarks here.
http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=99368.255

I decided to vote no cause I felt that some of the provisions of the bill went to far in intruding into the market to achieve these desired goals. At the same time I felt that some other things aside from that remained unresolved due to partisanship or orther reasons. I realise that I am one of only two who voted against the bill. I am very pleased though that the final product is much better then when it started. I do also comend the excellent work of the President, Senator Fritz and any other Senator who worked on this before it reached the floor. This is a difficult issue on its own, made even more difficult by political disagreement. I hope that in the future that the unreasolved problems can be effectively dealt with.

-NC Yankee,
 DS Regional Senator 


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Health Care Vote now up
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on August 20, 2009, 06:46:12 pm
Statement on ID Theft law-

A few days ago, President Lief signed into the Law the ID Theft Prevention and Resolution Act. I am extremely gratefull to him for his support and the unanimous support it received in the Senate. This is an issue which I feel deeply passionate about and should be addressed in RL more forcefully but it often gets tied up in more controversial debate about Illegal Immigration. It is an issue that can affect anyone at anytime anywhere and whose consequences can be devastating to the victims.
http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=100806.0 (http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=100806.0)


-NC Yankee,
 DS Regional Seantor


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - IncompleteStatement on future plans
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 07, 2009, 03:15:31 pm
Press Release-
For the past week, more then one person has asked me, "What the hell are you doing in October?" I told one no, another I said yes. Why did I tell them two different things? Cause frankly I felt different about the damn thing each day.

I have passed four bills and working toward a fifth. I have worked both successfully and unsuccessfully with both Purple State and Marokai Blue. Depending on the day you might have found me in cooperative agreement or a big sh**t fight. I have said things in haste, and at other times didn't say enough. Did I enjoy it, no I didn't. Do I want to run for reelection? Probably not. Will I though? Thats the big question, which I am not yet ready to answer. :P

-NC Yankee
 DS Regional Senator


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on ID Theft Law now up
Post by: Franzl on September 07, 2009, 03:29:26 pm
Please do return to the Senate!


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on ID Theft Law now up
Post by: DownWithTheLeft on September 07, 2009, 03:44:50 pm
Dammit I want to if I should be campaigning or not! :P


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on ID Theft Law now up
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 07, 2009, 04:00:49 pm
Dammit I want to if I should be campaigning or not! :P

I think I will take my time now. Ain't nothing like the smell of pissed of DWTL in the evening. It smells like, like victory. :P


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on ID Theft Law now up
Post by: Devilman88 on September 08, 2009, 01:12:51 am
Dammit I want to if I should be campaigning or not! :P

I think I will take my time now. Ain't nothing like the smell of pissed of DWTL in the evening. It smells like, like victory. :P

I hope you run again, but in the event that you don't I will run to replace you.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on ID Theft Law now up
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 10, 2009, 07:50:10 pm
Press Release-
I am very displeased and shocked by the recent campaign by Mideast Senate Candidate Al. I would have thought that with the Auto industry collapsing, Manufacturing continuing its decline, and several other economic concerns of the Mideast that a candidate for Senate would choose to focus on the real needs of the Mideast and its people and not engage in a left-wing elitist mocking of a speech by yours truly a candidate in a completely different region. This kind of behavior is representive of Atlasia's past where Liberals not only disagreed with Conservatives but actually held Conservatives in contempt for holding views they beleived to be disingenious. We can all disagree, but I would hope that we all can have the decency to respect the sincerity of those we disagree with. This behavior has no place in the Atlasia of today. I know I have major flaws and am not perfect, but I always try to respect at least somewhat my opponent for there honesty even though we disagreed, I didn't view them as dishonest because we disagreed.

-Senator North Carolina Yankee,
 Dirty South Regional Senator


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on ID Theft Law now up
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on September 10, 2009, 07:51:16 pm
And yet, "cultural marxism".


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: Alexander Hamilton on September 10, 2009, 08:01:27 pm
We should just ignore Al. He's the type of joke that isn't really funny.


Also, freedom points just for disagreeing with Al, period.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: Mechaman on September 10, 2009, 08:06:07 pm
If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 10, 2009, 08:24:45 pm
If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen.

Who said I can't take the heat? I just used my opening to attack one of my critics. Al should be focused on other things instead of spending his time mocking one of my speeches. He is doing the Mideast a grave disservice.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: Mechaman on September 10, 2009, 08:26:57 pm
If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen.

Who said I can't take the heat? I just used my opening to attack one of my critics. Al should be focused on other things instead of spending his time mocking one of my speeches. He is doing the Mideast a grave disservice.

What do you mean he's mocking your speech? He's dedicated to prohibiting faggots from entering the mouths of our children!


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 10, 2009, 08:29:46 pm
If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen.

Who said I can't take the heat? I just used my opening to attack one of my critics. Al should be focused on other things instead of spending his time mocking one of my speeches. He is doing the Mideast a grave disservice.

What do you mean he's mocking your speech? He's dedicated to prohibiting faggots from entering the mouths of our children!

He has lifted several phrases from my speech, such as "Go all the way, and push it to the limit", and "If a certain Senator has his way....".  Its pretty obvious what he is doing.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: Mechaman on September 10, 2009, 08:32:25 pm
If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen.

Who said I can't take the heat? I just used my opening to attack one of my critics. Al should be focused on other things instead of spending his time mocking one of my speeches. He is doing the Mideast a grave disservice.

What do you mean he's mocking your speech? He's dedicated to prohibiting faggots from entering the mouths of our children!

He has lifted several phrases from my speech, such as "Go all the way, and push it to the limit", and "If a certain Senator has his way....".  Its pretty obvious what he is doing.

Maybe he finds you to be a very good speaker and just wants to adopt some of your phrases :).


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 10, 2009, 08:37:03 pm
If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen.

Who said I can't take the heat? I just used my opening to attack one of my critics. Al should be focused on other things instead of spending his time mocking one of my speeches. He is doing the Mideast a grave disservice.

What do you mean he's mocking your speech? He's dedicated to prohibiting faggots from entering the mouths of our children!

He has lifted several phrases from my speech, such as "Go all the way, and push it to the limit", and "If a certain Senator has his way....".  Its pretty obvious what he is doing.

Maybe he finds you to be a very good speaker and just wants to adopt some of your phrases :).

I should sue him for violating my intellectual property in that case :).


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: Mechaman on September 10, 2009, 08:39:24 pm
If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen.

Who said I can't take the heat? I just used my opening to attack one of my critics. Al should be focused on other things instead of spending his time mocking one of my speeches. He is doing the Mideast a grave disservice.

What do you mean he's mocking your speech? He's dedicated to prohibiting faggots from entering the mouths of our children!

He has lifted several phrases from my speech, such as "Go all the way, and push it to the limit", and "If a certain Senator has his way....".  Its pretty obvious what he is doing.

Maybe he finds you to be a very good speaker and just wants to adopt some of your phrases :).

I should sue him for violating my intellectual property in that case :).

Do it. You could use more campaign funds.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 10, 2009, 09:02:05 pm
If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen.

Who said I can't take the heat? I just used my opening to attack one of my critics. Al should be focused on other things instead of spending his time mocking one of my speeches. He is doing the Mideast a grave disservice.

What do you mean he's mocking your speech? He's dedicated to prohibiting faggots from entering the mouths of our children!

He has lifted several phrases from my speech, such as "Go all the way, and push it to the limit", and "If a certain Senator has his way....".  Its pretty obvious what he is doing.

Maybe he finds you to be a very good speaker and just wants to adopt some of your phrases :).

I should sue him for violating my intellectual property in that case :).

Do it. You could use more campaign funds.

Peanuts my man, peanuts. I got a lot of cash for pushing those Free Trade deals( Did I say that out loud?) ;)


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on September 10, 2009, 09:02:31 pm
We should just ignore Al. He's the type of joke that isn't really funny.


Also, freedom points just for disagreeing with Al, period.

You can leave Atlasia now.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: DownWithTheLeft on September 11, 2009, 08:39:05 am
We should just ignore Al. He's the type of joke that isn't really funny.


Also, freedom points just for disagreeing with Al, period.

You can leave Atlasia now.
Why?  Al is a constant attention whore who really posts nothing of substance on this forum.  He hides behind British idioms and vague statements to account for his lack of intellect.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: HappyWarrior on September 11, 2009, 10:35:20 am
We should just ignore Al. He's the type of joke that isn't really funny.


Also, freedom points just for disagreeing with Al, period.

You can leave Atlasia now.
Why?  Al is a constant attention whore who really posts nothing of substance on this forum.  He hides behind British idioms and vague statements to account for his lack of intellect.

Change the word British to American and you make that statement about yourself DWTL.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on September 11, 2009, 11:31:20 am
I am very displeased and shocked by the recent campaign by Mideast Senate Candidate Al.

Diolch

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I would have thought that with the Auto industry collapsing, Manufacturing continuing its decline, and several other economic concerns of the Mideast that a candidate for Senate would choose to focus on the real needs of the Mideast

The Southeast has all sorts of economic and social problems of its own and yet, you chose to rant about whores, pornography and hanging.

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elitist

Wha' bist tha' 'cyewsing' I of ? You'm cunna jus' mak these 'sumpchuns 'bout 'tuthers jus cos i' fitts wuth yon naratttive, thee know.

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This kind of behavior is representive of Atlasia's past where Liberals

I'm not a liberal.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: DownWithTheLeft on September 11, 2009, 11:32:25 am
Change the word British to American and you make that statement about yourself DWTL.
What?  I don't use idioms or vague language.  I am probably the most to the point person on this forum


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on ID Theft Law now up
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on September 11, 2009, 11:33:28 am
And yet, "cultural marxism".

Well quite.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: Alexander Hamilton on September 11, 2009, 12:44:26 pm
Change the word British to American and you make that statement about yourself DWTL.
What?  I don't use idioms or vague language.  I am probably the most to the point person on this forum

Besides me, probably


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 11, 2009, 04:42:56 pm
I am very displeased and shocked by the recent campaign by Mideast Senate Candidate Al.

Diolch

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I would have thought that with the Auto industry collapsing, Manufacturing continuing its decline, and several other economic concerns of the Mideast that a candidate for Senate would choose to focus on the real needs of the Mideast

The Southeast has all sorts of economic and social problems of its own and yet, you chose to rant about whores, pornography and hanging.

Quote
elitist

Wha' bist tha' 'cyewsing' I of ? You'm cunna jus' mak these 'sumpchuns 'bout 'tuthers jus cos i' fitts wuth yon naratttive, thee know.

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This kind of behavior is representive of Atlasia's past where Liberals

I'm not a liberal.

I am well aware of those issues and have been working hard to address them from a policy standpoint, as well as preparing to make several speeches on those issues. My speech, while of poor quality which I freely admit, is an adequate statement of truth. It is not and elaborate insult to a future collegue. The only exception was when I reffered to Marokai's porn bill, I however had warned him early via PM that it would be met with swift opposition, and he should be used to my little quips at people by now.

The rest of your post make absolutely no sense at all. What the hell language is that, anyway? :P


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: Alexander Hamilton on September 11, 2009, 04:45:03 pm
We should just ignore Al.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 11, 2009, 04:48:55 pm
Everyone, quit loitering in my damn office. I got guns and I will use them. :P


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on September 11, 2009, 04:58:23 pm
My speech, while of poor quality which I freely admit, is an adequate statement of truth.

It wasn't really a statement at all; it was a rant.

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What the hell language is that, anyway? :P

English, of course. It's more-or-less how I talk - somewhat exaggerated in a couple of places, obviously. Do please note the context. I was trying to make a point.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: Gustaf on September 12, 2009, 05:26:33 am
Change the word British to American and you make that statement about yourself DWTL.
What?  I don't use idioms or vague language.  I am probably the most to the point person on this forum

Besides me, probably

Oh, I want to join, please!


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: Alexander Hamilton on September 16, 2009, 09:21:11 pm
The Emergency Credit Access Act was a good piece of legislation, but it does not go far enough. We need a permanent "public option" for credit. Consider it.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 16, 2009, 09:22:34 pm
The Emergency Credit Access Act was a good piece of legislation, but it does not go far enough. We need a permanent "public option" for credit. Consider it.

Ah, thats what got us into this mess at least partially. No way.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: Alexander Hamilton on September 16, 2009, 09:24:26 pm
The Emergency Credit Access Act was a good piece of legislation, but it does not go far enough. We need a permanent "public option" for credit. Consider it.

Ah, thats what got us into this mess at least partially. No way.

Not if it's restricted and managed. The idea that we hinder growth with atrocious interest rates is probably a driving factor of the sagging economy. If we could give Atlasians access to responsible credit with fair and workable rates, we could see private sector growth skyrocket.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 16, 2009, 09:33:11 pm
The Emergency Credit Access Act was a good piece of legislation, but it does not go far enough. We need a permanent "public option" for credit. Consider it.

Ah, thats what got us into this mess at least partially. No way.

Not if it's restricted and managed. The idea that we hinder growth with atrocious interest rates is probably a driving factor of the sagging economy. If we could give Atlasians access to responsible credit with fair and workable rates, we could see private sector growth skyrocket.

There is such a thing as interest rates being too low and that certainly occured from 2002-2004 when the Fed decreased then held steady rates after the traditional market indicators called for increases in the Fed rate. That helped flood the market with a lot of garbage. And housing didn't decouple from Wage growth untill 2002 when wages fell but housing continued to soar upwards. I don't want the Gov't directly involved in banking. Another fear is that what killed the Banks was not the bad loans alone but the combination of the CDS market, Securitization, and Movement of assets into the Stock market while strict mark to market accounting rules existed. Without that all the major banks could have weathered the storm. So whats to stop the Gov't from getting sucked into a future mess if there are not only guarenteeing but holding large numbers of loans and suddenly they all default.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: Alexander Hamilton on September 16, 2009, 09:35:22 pm
The Emergency Credit Access Act was a good piece of legislation, but it does not go far enough. We need a permanent "public option" for credit. Consider it.

Ah, thats what got us into this mess at least partially. No way.

Not if it's restricted and managed. The idea that we hinder growth with atrocious interest rates is probably a driving factor of the sagging economy. If we could give Atlasians access to responsible credit with fair and workable rates, we could see private sector growth skyrocket.

There is such a thing as interest rates being too low and that certainly occured from 2002-2004 when the Fed decreased then held steady rates after the traditional market indicators called for increases in the Fed rate. That helped flood the market with a lot of garbage. And housing didn't decouple from Wage growth untill 2002 when wages fell but housing continued to soar upwards. I don't want the Gov't directly involved in banking. Another fear is that what killed the Banks was not the bad loans alone but the combination of the CDS market, Securitization, and Movement of assets into the Stock market while strict mark to market accounting rules existed. Without that all the major banks could have weathered the storm. So whats to stop the Gov't from getting sucked into a future mess if there are not only guarenteeing but holding large numbers of loans and suddenly they all default.

Those problems stemmed largely from irresponsible lending and speculation as well as middlemen interference, two problems that would be eliminated with a national bank. It would also provide the government with some extra revenue while having very very very limited risk.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 17, 2009, 05:44:24 pm
The Emergency Credit Access Act was a good piece of legislation, but it does not go far enough. We need a permanent "public option" for credit. Consider it.

Ah, thats what got us into this mess at least partially. No way.

Not if it's restricted and managed. The idea that we hinder growth with atrocious interest rates is probably a driving factor of the sagging economy. If we could give Atlasians access to responsible credit with fair and workable rates, we could see private sector growth skyrocket.

There is such a thing as interest rates being too low and that certainly occured from 2002-2004 when the Fed decreased then held steady rates after the traditional market indicators called for increases in the Fed rate. That helped flood the market with a lot of garbage. And housing didn't decouple from Wage growth untill 2002 when wages fell but housing continued to soar upwards. I don't want the Gov't directly involved in banking. Another fear is that what killed the Banks was not the bad loans alone but the combination of the CDS market, Securitization, and Movement of assets into the Stock market while strict mark to market accounting rules existed. Without that all the major banks could have weathered the storm. So whats to stop the Gov't from getting sucked into a future mess if there are not only guarenteeing but holding large numbers of loans and suddenly they all default.

Those problems stemmed largely from irresponsible lending and speculation as well as middlemen interference, two problems that would be eliminated with a national bank. It would also provide the government with some extra revenue while having very very very limited risk.

Yes that what put the diseases in the banks true. But the banks would killed by what I listed above. I don't want Gov't interference. Despite hype and misinformation, I am not a socialist or even a Liberal. In the future my voting record will begin to reflect that fact more and more.




Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 17, 2009, 05:53:45 pm
Press Release-
I want to thank the President and the Senate for there speedy work on the the Emergency Credit Access Act. This is an important piece of legislation that will help speed us to our recovery by opening up lines of credit to homeowners and small businesses at a time when even people with the best credit ratings are getting denied and revolving lines of credit to small businesses are being cut by the big banks to help secure the bottom line and raise capital to help cover losses sustained from write-downs. This will have measurable effects on employement by helping small businesses make payroll and help the housing market turn around.

-Sen. North Carolina Yankee
 Dirty South Regional Senator


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Al's disturbing speech
Post by: Alexander Hamilton on September 18, 2009, 09:08:46 pm
Press Release-
I want to thank the President and the Senate for there speedy work on the the Emergency Credit Access Act. This is an important piece of legislation that will help speed us to our recovery by opening up lines of credit to homeowners and small businesses at a time when even people with the best credit ratings are getting denied and revolving lines of credit to small businesses are being cut by the big banks to help secure the bottom line and raise capital to help cover losses sustained from write-downs. This will have measurable effects on employement by helping small businesses make payroll and help the housing market turn around.

-Sen. North Carolina Yankee
 Dirty South Regional Senator

This was a great piece of legislation and it is for this attitude toward strengthening Atlasia' businesses and workers that I bestow upon you my endorsement in October's upcoming election.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Franzl on September 19, 2009, 04:53:06 am
It was an excellent bill. I sure wish you'd stick to stuff like that instead of trying to limit Atlasians' freedom.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 19, 2009, 03:40:06 pm
It was an excellent bill. I sure wish you'd stick to stuff like that instead of trying to limit Atlasians' freedom.

The economy will always have 60 to 75% of my attention. But I can't let something like that porn bill just slip by without a fight. I hope you can atleast understand why.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Franzl on September 19, 2009, 04:43:52 pm
It was an excellent bill. I sure wish you'd stick to stuff like that instead of trying to limit Atlasians' freedom.

The economy will always have 60 to 75% of my attention. But I can't let something like that porn bill just slip by without a fight. I hope you can atleast understand why.

I understand why. That's the problem. ;)


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on September 19, 2009, 08:38:15 pm
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Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Hash on September 19, 2009, 08:43:25 pm
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'bout time.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 22, 2009, 04:46:32 pm
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This is not my campaign thread, it is my office. The Axe image is very appealing but the names at the bottom leave something to be desired.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on October 10, 2009, 09:20:54 pm
Statement on Trash Bill-

Today the Senate made a grave mistake with the passage of the BCBW bill which allows 14 years olds to purchase porn without parental consent or involvement. Its and open invitation for anarchy and social decay. Its advancing the Cultural Marxist agenda by putting the children of Atlasia. Seven Senators violated your secred trust by voting for this disgusting, vile, degenerate trash. I pray to Leip that he will grant them the chance to live to regret this unbelievable act of stupidity. This is a truly sad day for Atlasia.


Sen. North Carolina Yankee,
Dirty South Regional Senator


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Marokai Backbeat on October 10, 2009, 09:24:45 pm
Somehow I think society will make it.

Tell me, what are you opinions on mixed marriages? At this point I'm not sure.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Vepres on October 10, 2009, 09:28:08 pm
Somehow I think society will make it.

Don't be so sure, I can already hear the barbarians marching towards the Midwest capital :P


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on October 10, 2009, 09:40:56 pm
Somehow I think society will make it.

Tell me, what are you opinions on mixed marriages? At this point I'm not sure.

My first girlfriend was black, does that answer the question.

Somehow I think society will make it.

Don't be so sure, I can already hear the barbarians marching towards the Midwest capital :P

You sure thats not Jas, ILV and co. :P


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Marokai Backbeat on October 10, 2009, 09:42:29 pm
Somehow I think society will make it.

Tell me, what are you opinions on mixed marriages? At this point I'm not sure.

My first girlfriend was black, does that answer the question.

Yes but it follows with another question. :)

You've had a girlfriend?! :P


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Snowguy716 on October 10, 2009, 09:46:36 pm
Yankee, one day you will realize that the only person's morals you need to worry about are your own.  You will also realize that the only person's morals that you can do a damn thing about... are your own.

This isn't YOUR society.  It is just society.  We're all a part, for better or for worse.  You don't get to tell me how I should live my life.  If you're so concerned about moral decay, go hole yourself up on a ranch somewhere or live in a conservative Christian commune. 

But every time you push me towards some idiotic moral epiphany, I'll push back twice as hard.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Alexander Hamilton on October 10, 2009, 09:47:40 pm
Somehow I think society will make it.

Tell me, what are you opinions on mixed marriages? At this point I'm not sure.

My first girlfriend was black, does that answer the question.

Yes but it follows with another question. :)

You've had a girlfriend?! :P

I'm just as shocked.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on October 10, 2009, 09:49:20 pm
Somehow I think society will make it.

Tell me, what are you opinions on mixed marriages? At this point I'm not sure.

My first girlfriend was black, does that answer the question.

Yes but it follows with another question. :)

You've had a girlfriend?! :P

Yes and more then one, but not in a long time.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Marokai Backbeat on October 10, 2009, 09:50:16 pm
Somehow I think society will make it.

Tell me, what are you opinions on mixed marriages? At this point I'm not sure.

My first girlfriend was black, does that answer the question.

Yes but it follows with another question. :)

You've had a girlfriend?! :P

Yes and more then one, but not in a long time.

Does it make you have sinful thoughts? :(


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on October 10, 2009, 09:51:29 pm
Somehow I think society will make it.

Tell me, what are you opinions on mixed marriages? At this point I'm not sure.

My first girlfriend was black, does that answer the question.

Yes but it follows with another question. :)

You've had a girlfriend?! :P

Yes and more then one, but not in a long time.

Does it make you have sinful thoughts? :(

No cause we never got anywhere near the sinful stage. :P


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Alexander Hamilton on October 10, 2009, 09:53:22 pm
Somehow I think society will make it.

Tell me, what are you opinions on mixed marriages? At this point I'm not sure.

My first girlfriend was black, does that answer the question.

Yes but it follows with another question. :)

You've had a girlfriend?! :P

Yes and more then one, but not in a long time.

Does it make you have sinful thoughts? :(

No cause we never got anywhere near the sinful stage. :P

No holding hands? :P


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on October 10, 2009, 09:55:14 pm
You dated a black girl?


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on October 10, 2009, 09:57:20 pm
Somehow I think society will make it.

Tell me, what are you opinions on mixed marriages? At this point I'm not sure.

My first girlfriend was black, does that answer the question.

Yes but it follows with another question. :)

You've had a girlfriend?! :P

Yes and more then one, but not in a long time.

Does it make you have sinful thoughts? :(

No cause we never got anywhere near the sinful stage. :P

No holding hands? :P

Now that I think on it, we never really had a chance to do even that. The only time I saw her was at school and we were so bad off financially then we are now that inviting her over was impossible(power was turned off for one). And going over to her house was impossible cause we only had one car and it wasn't working that well. Money has always been my biggest hindrance.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Alexander Hamilton on October 10, 2009, 10:01:26 pm
Somehow I think society will make it.

Tell me, what are you opinions on mixed marriages? At this point I'm not sure.

My first girlfriend was black, does that answer the question.

Yes but it follows with another question. :)

You've had a girlfriend?! :P

Yes and more then one, but not in a long time.

Does it make you have sinful thoughts? :(

No cause we never got anywhere near the sinful stage. :P

No holding hands? :P

Now that I think on it, we never really had a chance to do even that. The only time I saw her was at school and we were so bad off financially then we are now that inviting her over was impossible(power was turned off for one). And going over to her house was impossible cause we only had one car and it wasn't working that well. Money has always been my biggest hindrance.

I'm sorry. I don't really know what to say to that. :(


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on October 10, 2009, 10:01:58 pm
You dated a black girl?


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on October 10, 2009, 10:04:57 pm
You dated a black girl?

Yes, several years ago. There something wrong with that? You were with an Asian.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on October 10, 2009, 10:07:13 pm
You dated a black girl?

Yes, several years ago. There something wrong with that? You were with an Asian.

I still miss my Asian mistress too. :(

I think she's afraid to talk to me now, so I need to find a way to let her know I won't attack her again.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Sewer on October 10, 2009, 10:08:31 pm
I won't attack her again.

wut


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on October 10, 2009, 10:15:11 pm
We had a verbal fight, pretty bad in fact, and I can be a real asshole when I want to be. I didn't physically attack her. I don't hit girls.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Alexander Hamilton on October 10, 2009, 10:17:14 pm
The most I have ever done with a black girl is lap dances and I don't intend to go further.

Asians are definitely not a preference either.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on October 10, 2009, 10:21:44 pm
The most I have ever done with a black girl is lap dances and I don't intend to go further.

Asians are definitely not a preference either.

I was the same way, but this Asian was basically white. She lived in an all-white suburb, was in an all-white sorority, was racist against all races, was friends with exclusively white girls, and had about the same personality I had. Our only difference was she had some fantasy for trashy, pothead skater boys on the side, and that broke us up even though she never acted on it. My loss, I suppose.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Vepres on October 10, 2009, 10:23:22 pm
The most I have ever done with a black girl is lap dances and I don't intend to go further.

Asians are definitely not a preference either.

I was the same way, but this Asian was basically white. She lived in an all-white suburb, was in an all-white sorority, was racist against all races, was friends with exclusively white girls, and had about the same personality I had. Our only difference was she had some fantasy for trashy, pothead skater boys on the side, and that broke us up even though she never acted on it. My loss, I suppose.

So you're saying your racist against all races?


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Alexander Hamilton on October 10, 2009, 10:26:00 pm
The most I have ever done with a black girl is lap dances and I don't intend to go further.

Asians are definitely not a preference either.

I was the same way, but this Asian was basically white. She lived in an all-white suburb, was in an all-white sorority, was racist against all races, was friends with exclusively white girls, and had about the same personality I had. Our only difference was she had some fantasy for trashy, pothead skater boys on the side, and that broke us up even though she never acted on it. My loss, I suppose.

I'd say her loss :P

I'ma be honest. Bakersfield has some of the best looking girls my age that I've see. Orange County and San Diego are generally good looking places as well. Lots of blonde girls and Latinas, which are generally good looking women. Southern California really is the place to be when looking for a nice time. None of the other places I've been come close.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Alexander Hamilton on October 10, 2009, 10:26:28 pm
The most I have ever done with a black girl is lap dances and I don't intend to go further.

Asians are definitely not a preference either.

I was the same way, but this Asian was basically white. She lived in an all-white suburb, was in an all-white sorority, was racist against all races, was friends with exclusively white girls, and had about the same personality I had. Our only difference was she had some fantasy for trashy, pothead skater boys on the side, and that broke us up even though she never acted on it. My loss, I suppose.

So you're saying your racist against all racists?

lol


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on October 10, 2009, 10:32:47 pm
Can you guys quit loitering in my office. I will have you all arrested by A.S.S security if you don't leave.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on October 10, 2009, 10:33:59 pm
You're going to have the former Governor of your region arrested because he's simply discussing his love life in public?



Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Vepres on October 10, 2009, 10:35:18 pm
The most I have ever done with a black girl is lap dances and I don't intend to go further.

Asians are definitely not a preference either.

I was the same way, but this Asian was basically white. She lived in an all-white suburb, was in an all-white sorority, was racist against all races, was friends with exclusively white girls, and had about the same personality I had. Our only difference was she had some fantasy for trashy, pothead skater boys on the side, and that broke us up even though she never acted on it. My loss, I suppose.

So you're saying your racist against all racists?

lol

Damn type-o's.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on October 10, 2009, 10:40:19 pm
You're going to have the former Governor of your region arrested because he's simply discussing his love life in public?




Yes I would even if you are still Governor and here is the proof.
A drunk governor is called in his own office. I repeat, a drunk governor is called in his own office. Sorry for the inconvenience.

The governor has fallen victim to alcoholism! Perhaps he needs to be recalled!

That is not of my business.

Loosen up Maxy. I'm completely sober. It's only a Tuesday night, after all. I'm just messing with you.

Can you please stop that nonsense at my campaign HQ, or else I will have you hauled away by the security, Governor or no Governor.



Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on October 10, 2009, 10:45:47 pm
Ah, the glory days when our fine region had an inebriated Governor stumbling around his office on Tuesday nights.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on October 10, 2009, 10:49:48 pm
Ah, the glory days when our fine region had an inebriated Governor stumbling around his office on Tuesday nights.

Now you are making even me Nostalgic for the good old days before there was Hamilton, before there was a Tmth, before there was a President Lief, and before I went nuts.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Alexander Hamilton on October 10, 2009, 10:50:48 pm
Ah, the glory days when our fine region had an inebriated Governor stumbling around his office on Tuesday nights.

Now you are making even me Nostalgic for the good old days before there was Hamilton, before there was a Tmth, before there was a President Lief, and before I went nuts.

There is nothing wrong with me, Tmth, or even Lief, for that matter.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on October 10, 2009, 10:54:57 pm
Ah, the glory days when our fine region had an inebriated Governor stumbling around his office on Tuesday nights.

Now you are making even me Nostalgic for the good old days before there was Hamilton, before there was a Tmth, before there was a President Lief, and before I went nuts.

There is nothing wrong with me, Tmth, or even Lief, for that matter.

Things were simpler and I was happier, thats my point.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Alexander Hamilton on October 10, 2009, 10:56:00 pm
Ah, the glory days when our fine region had an inebriated Governor stumbling around his office on Tuesday nights.

Now you are making even me Nostalgic for the good old days before there was Hamilton, before there was a Tmth, before there was a President Lief, and before I went nuts.

There is nothing wrong with me, Tmth, or even Lief, for that matter.

Things were simpler and I was happier, thats my point.

Things were simpler. That doesn't make them better. :)


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Rowan on October 10, 2009, 11:13:29 pm
Ah, the glory days when our fine region had an inebriated Governor stumbling around his office on Tuesday nights.

Now you are making even me Nostalgic for the good old days before there was Hamilton, before there was a Tmth, before there was a President Lief, and before I went nuts.

There is nothing wrong with me, Tmth, or even Lief, for that matter.

Things were simpler and I was happier, thats my point.

Things were simpler. That doesn't make them better. :)

Any time without you is better.


Title: Re: Office of Southeast Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on October 10, 2009, 11:32:35 pm
The most I have ever done with a black girl is lap dances and I don't intend to go further.

Asians are definitely not a preference either.

I was the same way, but this Asian was basically white. She lived in an all-white suburb, was in an all-white sorority, was racist against all races, was friends with exclusively white girls, and had about the same personality I had. Our only difference was she had some fantasy for trashy, pothead skater boys on the side, and that broke us up even though she never acted on it. My loss, I suppose.

Yeah, there are a lot of Asians like that. Particularly in my three-quarters Asian school.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Sbane on October 11, 2009, 12:01:25 am
The most I have ever done with a black girl is lap dances and I don't intend to go further.

Asians are definitely not a preference either.

I was the same way, but this Asian was basically white. She lived in an all-white suburb, was in an all-white sorority, was racist against all races, was friends with exclusively white girls, and had about the same personality I had. Our only difference was she had some fantasy for trashy, pothead skater boys on the side, and that broke us up even though she never acted on it. My loss, I suppose.

I'd say her loss :P

I'ma be honest. Bakersfield has some of the best looking girls my age that I've see. Orange County and San Diego are generally good looking places as well. Lots of blonde girls and Latinas, which are generally good looking women. Southern California really is the place to be when looking for a nice time. None of the other places I've been come close.

Yeah Socal is full of hot chicks. Probably the only thing I miss about the place. :(


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Alexander Hamilton on October 11, 2009, 12:04:26 am
The most I have ever done with a black girl is lap dances and I don't intend to go further.

Asians are definitely not a preference either.

I was the same way, but this Asian was basically white. She lived in an all-white suburb, was in an all-white sorority, was racist against all races, was friends with exclusively white girls, and had about the same personality I had. Our only difference was she had some fantasy for trashy, pothead skater boys on the side, and that broke us up even though she never acted on it. My loss, I suppose.

I'd say her loss :P

I'ma be honest. Bakersfield has some of the best looking girls my age that I've see. Orange County and San Diego are generally good looking places as well. Lots of blonde girls and Latinas, which are generally good looking women. Southern California really is the place to be when looking for a nice time. None of the other places I've been come close.

Yeah Socal is full of hot chicks. Probably the only thing I miss about the place. :(

Where are you at now?


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Statement on Passage of Credit Bill
Post by: Sbane on October 11, 2009, 01:09:45 am
Norcal. Done with college.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Start of the New Session
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on November 09, 2009, 10:15:05 pm
With the start of the new session, I am re-opening my office with yet a another office warming party.

WHO'S UP FOR SOME PIZZA AND BEER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All is welcome. Limit one beer per guest(no drunk driving on my watch). Atlasian law shall be enforced with regard to underage drinking. Pizza is courtesy of Sami's New York Pizzaria in Smithfield, NC.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Start of the New Session
Post by: Brandon H on November 09, 2009, 11:29:38 pm
With the start of the new session, I am re-opening my office with yet a another office warming party.

WHO'S UP FOR SOME PIZZA AND BEER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All is welcome. Limit one beer per guest(no drunk driving on my watch). Atlasian law shall be enforced with regard to underage drinking. Pizza is courtesy of Sami's New York Pizzaria in Smithfield, NC.

Well if it being paid for by your office instead of mine, sure. :)

I can't think of any good bills that would have a chance of passing, but keep up the good work on representing our region in Nyman.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Office party currently underway Have fun!
Post by: Bacon! 🔥 on November 10, 2009, 08:44:09 am
I believe the recent Acting President had a good idea for a bill that you could introduce!

  • I'd like to see the Financial Services Regulation Act (http://uselectionatlas.org/AFEWIKI/index.php/Financial_Services_Regulation_Act) strengthened; Senator NCYankee in particular has good ideas he proposed on the regional level in the Southeast (http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=103801.0) that I'd like to see the Senate discuss.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Office party currently underway Have fun!
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on November 10, 2009, 06:40:58 pm
I believe the recent Acting President had a good idea for a bill that you could introduce!

  • I'd like to see the Financial Services Regulation Act (http://uselectionatlas.org/AFEWIKI/index.php/Financial_Services_Regulation_Act) strengthened; Senator NCYankee in particular has good ideas he proposed on the regional level in the Southeast (http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=103801.0) that I'd like to see the Senate discuss.

Don't worry, I was planning to work on that tomorrow but it looks like we got some hell of a storm comming so it might get delayed till Friday.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - First segment of financial Reform
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on November 12, 2009, 06:52:54 pm
Here is a first Draft of the First two sections of my Financial Regulatory Overhaul plan. Basically it just slightly alters the existing framework to involve the SoIA and GM and it lays out specifics of what the "conservator" can do. I intend to add more sections dealing with the CDS markets, leveaging etc.


Quote
Financial Regulatory Reform Act of 2009.

Section 1. Section 3 of the Financial Services Regulation Act, also known as the Bank Conservation Act, is amended as follows.

a.  As used in this title, the term bank means (1) any national banking association, and (2) any bank or trust company located in the District of Columbia and operating under the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency; and the term State means any State, Territory, or possession of Atlasia.

b. Whenever the SoIA is made aware(by the Game Moderator) of the imminent collapse of a large non traditional financial institution such as a bank or a Hedge Fund whose collapse creates significant "Systemic" risk, the SoIA shall place the institution under a Conservatorship prior to the organizations defualting and appoint a conservator to the institution(non-playable actions and events surronding him shall be reported by the Game Moderator).

C. The conservator shall be invested with the power to seize all the books, records and finacnial statements of the institution and share them with the President, SoIA and Senate.

D. The Conservator shall be invested with the power to respond to the situation with one of three options including exchanging shares in the company for debt, organising a merger with another company, or liquidation of the institution in a manner that doesn't place the market in systemic risk.

E. If none of these options shall be possible to remedy the situation, he is then to report his findings and recommendations as to what action should be taken to remedy the situation, to the President, the SoIA and the Senate.

F. Failure to comply with the directives of the Conservator shall be considered a misdemenor, offenders of which could be sentenced with up to a $50,000 fine.



Section 2 Section 4 of the Financial Services Regulation Act, also known as the Bank Conservation Act, is amended as follows.

a. If both the President and SoIA become satisfied that it may safely be done and that it would be in the public interest, the SoIA may, terminate the conservatorship and permit such bank to resume the transaction of its business subject to such terms, conditions, restrictions and limitations as he may prescribe.

b. In any reorganization of any national banking association under a plan of a kind which, under existing law, requires the consent, as the case may be, (a) of depositors and other creditors or (b) of stockholders or (c) of both depositors and other creditors and stockholders, such reorganization shall become effective only (1) when the President shall be satisfied that the plan of reorganization is fair and equitable as to all depositors, other creditors and stockholders and is in the public interest and shall have approved the plan subject to such conditions, restrictions and limitations as he may prescribe.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Open for regular business
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on December 29, 2009, 12:47:08 pm
Quote
Statement on election to the PPT -

I would like to thank the Senate for entrusting its operations to me and having faith in my ability to run the place efficiently and without political bias. I would like to thank Fritz for switching his vote to me and say that I am extremely grateful to him despite my initial misgivings with the circumstances in which it had occured.

-Sen. North Carolina Yankee
Dirty South Regional Senator



I had planned on posting this before Christmas but I forget about it till today. :)


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Open for regular business
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on December 29, 2009, 12:55:13 pm
Quote
Up-Coming Announcement -

The Senator would like me to announce that he is planning to make a speech on December 31th, 2009 in Charleston, SC. Though not specifically mentioned, there is a chance he might address whether he is running for reelection or not in the speech. The speech is expected to be delivered at the Chamber of Commerce and focus on the economy, deficits, the financial system, and trade. Expected to be in attendence are former Governor and Senator elect AHDuke99, Former Senator and Presidential candidate PiT, Governor Brandonh and Lt. Governor JBrase. 


- The Senator's Chief of Staff


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Open for regular business
Post by: Alexander Hamilton on December 29, 2009, 01:00:46 pm
Why won't DWTl be there?


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - Open for regular business
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on December 29, 2009, 01:09:16 pm
Why won't DWTl be there?

No invitation was sent do to the lack of a forwarding address. ;)


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on April 24, 2010, 12:27:03 pm
Press Release-

Following the completion of the At-large Senate elections on Monday, Senator and ACP* Chairmen North Carolina will be making an anouncement on the steps of the Capitol building. The content or topic will not be released till the announcement itself.

-Jim Styles
Chief of Staff, Yankee's
DC office Senate office


*shorter version of AFL-CIO.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: The Age Wave on April 24, 2010, 01:18:46 pm
Ahh, you cloned yourself, Mr. Chairmen?


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on April 24, 2010, 01:24:10 pm
Ahh, you cloned yourself, Mr. Chairmen?

The Senator isn't in Nyman, right now, he is in Atlanta, Georgia holding a high priced fundraiser for Senator AHDuke99. I am his humble servent and Chief of Staff, James E. B. Styles III of Memphis, Tennessee.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: The Age Wave on April 24, 2010, 01:39:06 pm
Ahh, you cloned yourself, Mr. Chairmen?

The Senator isn't in Nyman, right now, he is in Atlanta, Georgia holding a high priced fundraiser for Senator AHDuke99. I am his humble servent and Chief of Staff, James E. B. Styles III of Memphis, Tennessee.

Why do you always refer to yourself in plural then?


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on April 24, 2010, 02:09:00 pm
Ahh, you cloned yourself, Mr. Chairmen?

The Senator isn't in Nyman, right now, he is in Atlanta, Georgia holding a high priced fundraiser for Senator AHDuke99. I am his humble servent and Chief of Staff, James E. B. Styles III of Memphis, Tennessee.

Why do you always refer to yourself in plural then?

Plural? Please tell me what you are referring to.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: Jbrase on April 24, 2010, 02:19:37 pm
Plural? Please tell me what you are referring to.

I think he means this.
Chairmen



Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: Come grasp the mighty avatar of our admin on April 24, 2010, 03:19:58 pm
Senator, I have a question.

Why are you so bad?

Thanks.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on April 24, 2010, 03:52:02 pm
Senator, I have a question.

Why are you so bad?

Thanks.

Because I'm bad to the bone.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on April 24, 2010, 03:53:24 pm
Oh, thats nothing. I type fast and often place the wrong letter in certain places.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: Come grasp the mighty avatar of our admin on April 24, 2010, 03:54:29 pm
Senator, I have a question.

Why are you so bad?

Thanks.

Because I'm bad to the bone.

Honest answer from a honest politician!

Did you ever liked "Care Bears"?


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on April 24, 2010, 03:56:03 pm
Senator, I have a question.

Why are you so bad?

Thanks.

Because I'm bad to the bone.

Honest answer from a honest politician!

Thanks for the endorsement, I guess ???


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: Come grasp the mighty avatar of our admin on April 24, 2010, 03:56:48 pm

Since you're not in my region...


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on April 24, 2010, 04:01:53 pm

I think you are assuming that this announcement deals with the next election? It could be, but it may not.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: Come grasp the mighty avatar of our admin on April 24, 2010, 04:09:25 pm
Again: Did you ever liked "Care Bears"?


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on April 24, 2010, 04:23:58 pm
Again: Did you ever liked "Care Bears"?

Not in the least.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: Fritz on April 24, 2010, 05:08:30 pm
I'm guessing you're going to announce for President.  Ho hum.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on April 24, 2010, 05:11:47 pm
I'm guessing you're going to announce for President.  Ho hum.

The staff of the honerable Senator Yankee are just as befuddled as you Senator.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on April 24, 2010, 05:12:34 pm
Why? We already have a party member in the VP slot. No need to run against each other. Yankee won't do that.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on April 26, 2010, 08:49:32 am
Press Release: Senate elections

The Senator would like to express his congratulations to Senators AHDuke99, Bacon King, Badger, and Senators elect Bullmoose88 and Libertas on their victories. The Senator looks forward working with all of them in the next session.

Jim Styles
Yankee's
Chief of Staff


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on April 26, 2010, 06:08:37 pm
Since the Senate is dead, I am going to re-start proxy introduction of Senate bills which I used to do. Anybody have any ideas, bills, resolutions, amendments etc?


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on April 27, 2010, 12:47:01 am
Oh, thats nothing. I type fast and often place the wrong letter in certain places.

You always use the plural form.


Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on May 29, 2010, 03:31:23 pm
Press Release-

I would like to thank the Senate for the passage of the Fifth Line of Succession Act][url=http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=116323]Fifth Line of Succession Act (http://[url=http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=116323)[/url]. It is also the first act to pass the Senate and be signed into law, which was written by Renaissance Caucus President Peter and introduced by myself, will work to bring continuity in the line of succession and remove potential succession issues which could have arisen from the failure to incorporate new offices into the line of succession. I wish that more such improvements could be brought out of this senate and I hope Peter and his caucus will continue to work to make such improvements.

-Sen Yankee
DS/SE Senator



Title: Re: Office of Dirty South Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on August 30, 2010, 08:29:46 pm
Press Release - New Orleans Five Years Later.


As many of you are aware, five years ago Hurricane Katrina was tormenting the citizens of Louisiana and Mississippi. The office of IDS Senator NC Yankee announces that the Senator will be traveling down to New Orleans on Tuesday and Biloxi on Wednesday. No speeches are currently planned but of course the Senator is known for surprises. ;)


- Jim Styles
Sen. Yankee's
Chief of Staff


Title: Re: The Tomb of IDS Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 25, 2010, 05:15:04 pm
Press Release -

I would like to say that I am very please to have been able to successfully provoke a debate in the Senate that led to the passage of bill devolving the drinking age laws to the Regions, which was in the spirit of the request from constituent and IDS Speaker PiT. I hope he is pleased with the final product and not to displeased by the three month delay from the time of the request to the time of passage. I would take this opportunity to say if anyone else has any ideas they would like to see brought to the Senate floor, please feel free to PM me.


NC Yankee,
IDS Regional Senator


Title: Re: The Tomb of IDS Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: Vice President PiT on September 26, 2010, 12:51:55 am
     I am quite pleased with the final bill, though I think we ought to wait until it is officially signed into law to celebrate. :P


Title: Re: The Tomb of IDS Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 26, 2010, 01:01:43 am
     I am quite pleased with the final bill, though I think we ought to wait until it is officially signed into law to celebrate. :P

It got 8 votes. That is veto overide territory. :P


Title: Re: The Tomb of IDS Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: Vice President PiT on September 26, 2010, 01:06:39 am
     I am quite pleased with the final bill, though I think we ought to wait until it is officially signed into law to celebrate. :P

It got 8 votes. That is veto overide territory. :P

     Ah, true enough. When was the last time a bill this good was passed? I haven't really been paying attention to Senate business. :P


Title: Re: The Tomb of IDS Senator Yankee - New Press Release Up
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 30, 2010, 08:44:02 pm
Press Release -

The Senator, after being forced to wait out a heavy rainstorm in North Carolina for two days, has arrived back in Nyman, DC safe and sound. The Senator looks forward to getting back to work and continuing his strong and powerful campaign for reelection.


-Sen. Yankee's Press Secretary


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Berating fellow Senators)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on December 19, 2010, 11:39:04 pm
Gentleman,

I must say I am just speechless when it comes to my fellow Senators and the Stimulus bill.

That is all. :P



Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Berating fellow Senators)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 20, 2010, 12:17:32 am
What takes your breath away?


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Berating fellow Senators)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on December 21, 2010, 11:41:35 pm
SENATORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOU HAVE JUST WAISTED TWO WEEKS FOR ONLY $80 BILLION DOLLARS!!!!!


IN THE WORDS OF PAUL MCCARTNEY, "I HOPE YOUR HAVING FUN"

Thank you,
Senator Yankee.



Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Berating fellow Senators)
Post by: A Strange Reflection on December 22, 2010, 06:06:16 am
80 billions ??

LOL


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Senate business)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on January 27, 2011, 04:40:55 pm
Press Release-

The Senator would like to have it known that he condemns all acts of terror and violence and that he thinks there is no place in Atlasian Democracy for such criminal behavior. The victims and the relatives of the victims are also on his mind and he wishes them the best and prays for speediest recoveries for all of them.

Thanks,
Random Senate Staffer


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Do you want your Senate back?)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on March 02, 2011, 06:21:28 pm
Ladies and Gentleman-

Its time we hold the bastards accountable for their inactivity and incompetence.


Don't You agree?


If so, I present the following:

Quote
Amendment to the OSPR to Establish Procedures for the Expulsion of Senators

Article 12: Expulsion Procedures

1. A Senator may motion for the expulsion of a sitting Senator at any time by creating a thread, and then motioning by name for the Senator be expelled.

2. If the motion is seconded by another Senator, the PPT shall start another thread to debate and hear the reasons for the expulsion motion and provide an opportunity for the Senator being expelled to respond and defend himself. Debate on the expulsion for the Senator shall last for no less then 72 hours. Once 72 hours has expired, a Senator may motion for an extension of 48 hours to the debating period.

3. After all time has expire, the PPT shall close the debate and open a vote on the expulsion of the senator. The vote shall require, in accordance with Article 1 Section 3 Clause 1 of the Constitution (http://uselectionatlas.org/AFEWIKI/index.php/Article_I_of_the_Third_Constitution), two thirds of the Senate to vote in the affirmative to expel the Senator. The vote shall last for 120 hours or until enough Senators have voted in the affirmative (7) or negative (4).

4. Following the expulsion of a Senator, the PPT shall inform the public of its actions and inform the Secretary of Federal Elections of the occurrence of a vacancy in the expelled Senator’s seat.


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Do you want your Senate back?)
Post by: HappyWarrior on March 02, 2011, 10:28:06 pm
Ladies and Gentleman-

Its time we hold the bastards accountable for their inactivity and incompetence.


Don't You agree?


If so, I present the following:

Quote
Amendment to the OSPR to Establish Procedures for the Expulsion of Senators

Article 12: Expulsion Procedures

1. A Senator may motion for the expulsion of a sitting Senator at any time by creating a thread, and then motioning by name for the Senator be expelled.

2. If the motion is seconded by another Senator, the PPT shall start another thread to debate and hear the reasons for the expulsion motion and provide an opportunity for the Senator being expelled to respond and defend himself. Debate on the expulsion for the Senator shall last for no less then 72 hours. Once 72 hours has expired, a Senator may motion for an extension of 48 hours to the debating period.

3. After all time has expire, the PPT shall close the debate and open a vote on the expulsion of the senator. The vote shall require, in accordance with Article 1 Section 3 Clause 1 of the Constitution (http://uselectionatlas.org/AFEWIKI/index.php/Article_I_of_the_Third_Constitution), two thirds of the Senate to vote in the affirmative to expel the Senator. The vote shall last for 120 hours or until enough Senators have voted in the affirmative (7) or negative (4).

4. Following the expulsion of a Senator, the PPT shall inform the public of its actions and inform the Secretary of Federal Elections of the occurrence of a vacancy in the expelled Senator’s seat.

I only fear this becoming personal or partisan.


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Do you want your Senate back?)
Post by: Franzl on March 03, 2011, 04:09:03 am
Perhaps a popular "recall" vote in addition as a safeguard?
Although, yeah, I support the idea...and maybe weakening it isn't such a good idea.


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Do you want your Senate back?)
Post by: A Strange Reflection on March 03, 2011, 04:50:51 am
I support this.

BTW, Yankee, congratulations for breaking Gabu's all-time record for longest continuous officeholding in the Senate. ;)


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Do you want your Senate back?)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on March 03, 2011, 03:47:29 pm
Ladies and Gentleman-

Its time we hold the bastards accountable for their inactivity and incompetence.


Don't You agree?


If so, I present the following:

Quote
Amendment to the OSPR to Establish Procedures for the Expulsion of Senators

Article 12: Expulsion Procedures

1. A Senator may motion for the expulsion of a sitting Senator at any time by creating a thread, and then motioning by name for the Senator be expelled.

2. If the motion is seconded by another Senator, the PPT shall start another thread to debate and hear the reasons for the expulsion motion and provide an opportunity for the Senator being expelled to respond and defend himself. Debate on the expulsion for the Senator shall last for no less then 72 hours. Once 72 hours has expired, a Senator may motion for an extension of 48 hours to the debating period.

3. After all time has expire, the PPT shall close the debate and open a vote on the expulsion of the senator. The vote shall require, in accordance with Article 1 Section 3 Clause 1 of the Constitution (http://uselectionatlas.org/AFEWIKI/index.php/Article_I_of_the_Third_Constitution), two thirds of the Senate to vote in the affirmative to expel the Senator. The vote shall last for 120 hours or until enough Senators have voted in the affirmative (7) or negative (4).

4. Following the expulsion of a Senator, the PPT shall inform the public of its actions and inform the Secretary of Federal Elections of the occurrence of a vacancy in the expelled Senator’s seat.

I only fear this becoming personal or partisan.

The constitution gives us the power to expell members, but currently we lack the procedures to do so if the need could arise. We can change this process if that is what is needed to get this passed, but we have to get some kind of expulsion procedures on the books so that we can use them if need be.



Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Do you want your Senate back?)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on April 25, 2011, 06:16:17 pm
Bumping this for later use.


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Do you want your Senate back?)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on April 25, 2011, 06:33:04 pm
Looks like the people wanted their Senate back. All incumbents were reelected :P


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Do you want your Senate back?)
Post by: IDS Delegate Ben Kenobi on April 25, 2011, 10:04:06 pm
Sorry I couldn't vote for you Yankee. :)


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Do you want your Senate back?)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on April 25, 2011, 10:05:51 pm
Sorry I couldn't vote for you Yankee. :)

I wasn't up this time. I'm one of the better kind of Senators, those that represent the Regions and we are up for election in Feb, June and October.


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Meaningless Typical Office Crap Ongoing)
Post by: IDS Delegate Ben Kenobi on April 25, 2011, 10:11:01 pm
Ahh, K.

As the senator of the South, then I would get a chance to vote for you in the next election if I can meet the residency requirements.

Thanks.


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Meaningless Typical Office Crap Ongoing)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on April 25, 2011, 10:15:24 pm
Ahh, K.

As the senator of the South, then I would get a chance to vote for you in the next election if I can meet the residency requirements.

Thanks.

Well June is a long way off and I have yet to make a decision as to whether or not to run again.

Yes you would be able to vote for the South's Senator, and I'm shore you'll meet the requirements for voter eligibility long before June.


1. Meet the day requirement (can never remember that, 15, 10 something like that).
2. 75 posts prior to registration, registration post can't count as one of the 75.
3. Post 25 times in the 8 weeks prior to the election.


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Meaningless Typical Office Crap Ongoing)
Post by: IDS Delegate Ben Kenobi on April 25, 2011, 10:18:17 pm
Well you should run. From what I have heard of you, you've been an excellent senator.


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Meaningless Typical Office Crap Ongoing)
Post by: Fritz on April 25, 2011, 10:32:33 pm
Isn't it about time you did something else, Yankee?  Run for President, or a cabinet post, or something?


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Meaningless Typical Office Crap Ongoing)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on April 25, 2011, 10:45:08 pm
Isn't it about time you did something else, Yankee?  Run for President, or a cabinet post, or something?

This is not my campaign office, this is for Senate administration purposes, and business related to constituent services alone. My campaign thread is a few pages back.


lol, I love it when people confuse the two. :P


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Meaningless Typical Office Crap Ongoing)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on April 25, 2011, 11:00:29 pm
Since it has been brought up, I would say that having been Senator, I don't see how I would enjoy holding a cabinet post, and I don't see me getting the key swing votes needed to win the Presidency. I enjoy serving the Southeast/IDS in the Senate and will gladly continue in that service if I feel up to it, and they so desire it. That doesn't mean I will hold this position forever. Sooner or later, I will leave the Senate, whether as a result of losing my stamina, or RL obligations, or the IDS wanting someone else.


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Slightly Louder Rumours of Speech)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on May 04, 2011, 05:20:22 pm
Which is to say it is being written secretly. Shhh :P


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Slightly Louder Rumours of Speech)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on May 05, 2011, 05:19:23 pm
Excerpts of a speech given on the 29th of April in Alabama.


Quote
.....over the last two weeks many areas of the Imperial Dominion have been ravaged by storms and Tornadoes and ravaged many communities. I have personally seen quite a lot of the destruction in NC, GA and TN. Such a historic storm, requires a historic level of commitment to both the response and the reconstruction efforts. I have communicated with both His Imperial Highness, the Emperor and our people have coordinated efforts to respond to the storms. I have also been in touch the President and his people on efforts on going and soon to be deployed to help with the response....

.....Storms like these are a reminder that no matter where on lives, they are vulnerable to nature's furry, and when such a storm occurs, it is essential that we not forget to help our neighbors in need. There are instances where people came together to help each other clear the roads of branches and other debris. In these cases we most certainly don't encourage people to mess with down power lines or to hurt themselves, but at the same time we must applaud those who are sacrificing their time to help the neighbors, from the lending of tools, to volunteering their time at local shelters and charitable organizations. Those hit hardest by these storms are often those who are least able to respond and rebuild. These people especially need the help and support they deserve to back on their feet. Of course storms don't discriminate in who they kill, hurt, or whose property is damaged. As such we must rise together as one to meet the challanges that have been foisted uppon us and rebuild for a better tormorrow....


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Slightly Louder Rumours of Speech)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on May 05, 2011, 05:20:30 pm
Which is to say it is being written secretly. Shhh :P
^
Still working on this, and as a reminder, it has nothing to do with elections or campaigning since this is my Senate office, not my campaign office.


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Slightly Louder Rumours of Speech)
Post by: IDS Delegate Ben Kenobi on May 08, 2011, 02:17:33 pm
Sir the president has refused to compensate the good citizens of TX for the damage from the storms. I notice that his Imperial Majesty says nothing about TX in his address.

Will NC Yankee also approve of appropriations to benefit the good people of TX ravaged by the storms?


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Slightly Louder Rumours of Speech)
Post by: Yelnoc on May 08, 2011, 03:43:50 pm
Sir the president has refused to compensate the good citizens of TX for the damage from the storms. I notice that his Imperial Majesty says nothing about TX in his address.

Will NC Yankee also approve of appropriations to benefit the good people of TX ravaged by the storms?
The IDS legislature has been hemming and hawing about tornado recovery for the past week or so.  Maybe if you started sending angry PM's to the legislators, someone will write something. 

On that note, welcome to Atlasia!  I'd like to encourage you to run for a regional office in the upcoming elections.


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Slightly Louder Rumours of Speech)
Post by: Vice President PiT on May 08, 2011, 07:12:58 pm
     The affected Imperial states mentioned in the SoIA's report were MS, TN, & GA. If TX has been affected as well, then my apologies for the lack of attention. Rest assured, my orders merely referred to all affected areas, so my deputies have been paying due attention to any & all affected areas in the state of Texas.

     Also, I have been conferring with the Imperial Speaker in regards to a plan to force a tornado bill out of the Imperial Legislature. There seems to be much confusion as to what exactly should be included in a tornado bill.


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Slightly Louder Rumours of Speech)
Post by: Yelnoc on May 08, 2011, 07:25:46 pm
That's a goof point PiT, Texas was not as hard hit as those states.  I would suggest that the legislature send emergency and rebuilding funds to those...Tier I, shall we call them, states.

To Yankee, are you gonna run for President?


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Slightly Louder Rumours of Speech)
Post by: tmthforu94 on May 08, 2011, 07:56:05 pm
Sir the president has refused to compensate the good citizens of TX for the damage from the storms. I notice that his Imperial Majesty says nothing about TX in his address.

Will NC Yankee also approve of appropriations to benefit the good people of TX ravaged by the storms?
I haven't refused anything, so I'm not sure what you're talking about.


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Slightly Louder Rumours of Speech)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on May 09, 2011, 01:44:19 pm
That's a goof point PiT, Texas was not as hard hit as those states.  I would suggest that the legislature send emergency and rebuilding funds to those...Tier I, shall we call them, states.

To Yankee, are you gonna run for President?

This office is not permitted to answer question or utilize resources for campaign purposes or such purposes. We direct you to the Senator's campaign thread which shouldn't be that many pages back (5 or 6 thereabouts. :P).


Sir the president has refused to compensate the good citizens of TX for the damage from the storms. I notice that his Imperial Majesty says nothing about TX in his address.

Will NC Yankee also approve of appropriations to benefit the good people of TX ravaged by the storms?

We are for the most part at the whims of the GM/SoIA as to what has happened. They can modify a RL story. If they didn't include Texas, then that is the likely reason for the it not being mentioned by the officials you named. However if the SoIA or GM were to do a story about Texas being affected by the storms or the fires etc, then I would be sure to ensure that they got whatever help they needed from the President, Emperor or any other responsible person or body.


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Slightly Louder Rumours of Speech)
Post by: Yelnoc on May 09, 2011, 02:52:42 pm
That's a goof point PiT, Texas was not as hard hit as those states.  I would suggest that the legislature send emergency and rebuilding funds to those...Tier I, shall we call them, states.

To Yankee, are you gonna run for President?

This office is not permitted to answer question or utilize resources for campaign purposes or such purposes. We direct you to the Senator's campaign thread which shouldn't be that many pages back (5 or 6 thereabouts. :P).
:P


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Sir the president has refused to compensate the good citizens of TX for the damage from the storms. I notice that his Imperial Majesty says nothing about TX in his address.

Will NC Yankee also approve of appropriations to benefit the good people of TX ravaged by the storms?

We are for the most part at the whims of the GM/SoIA as to what has happened. They can modify a RL story. If they didn't include Texas, then that is the likely reason for the it not being mentioned by the officials you named. However if the SoIA or GM were to do a story about Texas being affected by the storms or the fires etc, then I would be sure to ensure that they got whatever help they needed from the President, Emperor or any other responsible person or body.
Let me just say that, for this one story, I am going exactly by the real news.  Make of that what you will.


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (Prepare for the Storm!!!)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on August 26, 2011, 10:37:08 pm
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Press Release -

The Senator wishes to express his concern for those who have faced and those who are still to face the brutal storm, Hurricane Irene. The impact of the storm on Puerto Rico has been significant and the Senator plans to travel there, early next week, to tour the damage and offer what assistance he can. As for right now, the Senator is primarily concerned with encouraging those who still have yet to make preparations and to evacuate areas at most risk, to take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety. And for those still close to the shore and on the beach the Senator had these words to say, "GOD DAMNIT, GET THE HELL OUT NOW!!!".


-A previously unseen staffer at Yankee's office, who will probably never be seen there again for releasing this 10 hours late.


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (CONSTITUENT SERVICES WILL NOT BE INTERRUPTED!!!)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 24, 2011, 05:50:12 pm
Press Conference -

Ladies and Gentleman. For the past two days there have been a "domestic disturbance" in the states of Florida, Alabama and Georgia. Though the details and how these will end is still unclear, we will not allow important services provided by our offices to be disturbed and as such our offices will remain open in each of the above three mentioned states. We have brought in additional security which we consider appropriate for the situation (Machine Gun Nests and Mortars and other reasonable measures), because we realize that our staff is likely a potential target should the situation get out of hand.

As to the situations themselves, we certainly sympathize with the demands for more interesting and more fun Atlasia, however the Senator doesn't support or condone any treasonous acts against the gov't of Atlasia. If you want a more active Atlasia, then you should get in the game more. Find important issues that need to be addressed and press candidates with advocacy groups and the like to embrace them or run for office yourself if no one will listen. There is no magic bullet reform package to make Atlasia active, that rests with individual people and the individual choices they make.

I will know take any questions from the Press.




Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (CONSTITUENT SERVICES WILL NOT BE INTERRUPTED!!!)
Post by: Come grasp the mighty avatar of our admin on September 25, 2011, 06:04:55 am
F**k, people, how many times do I have to repeat this:

There were no "disturbances" in Alabama and Alabama never seceeded


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (CONSTITUENT SERVICES WILL NOT BE INTERRUPTED!!!)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on April 11, 2012, 08:25:05 pm
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Press Release -

The Senator would explain to express his strongest of support to the White House staff as they scramble to deal with the breech of security that occured this afternoon. The Senator also wishes the utmost safety and security for the President of the United States and the fervent desire that the perpetrators be hunted out of whatever New Jersey rat hole they may currently be hiding in and "dealt with". 

The Senator wants to convey this his staff have been fitted with the proper protective gear so that as our motto states, "constituent services will not be interrupted". Especially not by these vermin and their heinous acts.


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (CONSTITUENT SERVICES WILL NOT BE INTERRUPTED!!!)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on June 08, 2012, 12:19:47 pm
To Whom It May Concern:

As some may have noticed, I have not been on the site since early on Wednesday morning when we were waiting for the last stuff from Racine to come in. That is because when I turned the computer on Wednesday afternoon, something got corrupted and it is causing several essential services to shutdown, including some of those that are essential to operating on the internet. The computer still runs and is on as we speak, but it can't go online and there is no sound anymore. I know the problem is within windows and its component services and not the hardware itself. I am working on a solution, but it will take time to acquire the necessary items to implement it.

My first priority is to manage the Senate, I will try to get to other things as time permits, but most other stuff will have to be put off. In case you were wondering though, CONSTITUENT SERVICES WILL NOT BE INTERRUPTED!!! :P

Senator NC Yankee


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (CONSTITUENT SERVICES WILL NOT BE INTERRUPTED!!!)
Post by: HagridOfTheDeep on June 08, 2012, 12:25:39 pm
Something similar happened to my dad's computer the other day. No Microsoft programs would open and the computer couldn't connect to the internet. If your thing is similar, it's a bitch.

Best of luck.


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (CONSTITUENT SERVICES WILL NOT BE INTERRUPTED!!!)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on June 08, 2012, 12:46:58 pm
I don't have problems with any programs, everything I tried to run worked save for the sound. My problem is contained to those internal services that are failing. The issue is fairly common, but not with XP. It is far more often associated with Windows Vista.


Title: Re: Senate office of NC Yankee (CONSTITUENT SERVICES WILL NOT BE INTERRUPTED!!!)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on June 10, 2012, 04:32:48 pm
I am using my new computer which is slower then hell on the internet.


I got the audo back and most of the services by manually turning them on in the Services screen, in peformance and maintenance. Some however won't turn on, including some that are needed to use the internet like Remote Access Connection Manager. I will get it fixed and be back using it soon.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (I FIXED THE COMPUTER)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on June 22, 2012, 08:36:30 pm
Twelve days after vowing to fix the computer, NC Yankee reports that he has repaired his computer. No system recovery or reinstall of the OS was required to accomplish this feet.


To all those who said he couldn't do it without using such excessive measures, GO TO HELL!!!!


Edit: Eight days refers to a similar vow I made on a different site. :P 


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on December 03, 2012, 03:54:47 am
Senator Yankee approaches the Podium

Welcome! Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press.

I would post some of this in caps, but the engineers have said that it may destroy your hearing with this microphone. Lets do it and say we didn't! >:D

On Monday, I plan to be at the residence of distinguished resident of the region, where "my people" have successfully bribed their way in and organized a surprise celebration to honor his tremendous achievement last week. Its the least I could do. ;)

Throughout this coming week, I plan to work with Senators on the various committees to ensure that all are fully operational moving forward with their respective responsibilities. Some of the actions, or lack thereof, by some committees has highly displeased me. I can still hear the words, "There is nothing to do" ringing and reverberating through my head and I will ensure that the person who said it "will feel" the suffering that I do for everything second it continues as such. At present there are discussions going on both in the Government Oversight and Reform Committee and behind the scenes regarding how best to handle the so-called "Governmental Crisis" and the multiple inactive officials. I can't comment on any agreements or areas of disagreement, but organizational and procedural crap aside, we stand united in our desire to pursue this aggressively and demand greater accountability from the Executive Branch and all who work for it.

This past week we learned that while we focused on a fixed the long running crisis in the Department of Internal Affairs, three more festered and got worse and now we are confronted with the month-long disappearence of the Secretary of External Affairs, which poses a threat to national security and should be corrected ASAP, the failure of the Attorney General to update the wiki aggressively leading to regional based protests and garnering the attention of both the Judiciary and the Government Overisght and Reform Committees, and the imminent resignation of Game Moderator shua. I have had my differences with the Game Moderator as well as times of great collaboration on many issues stretching back to his time as Senator, and I am sorry to see him go. I think it will be difficultl, but necessay, to find a suitable successor at the earliest possible opportunity.

I wish to congratulate the Senators, especially Senator Nix, on the speedy completion of the Garden of Dreams Act and I look forward to seeing the Deptarment of Internal Affairs and Game Moderator(whoever that will be at the time) process all its requirements. While we are on the subject of immigration related matters, there is a bill that seeks to change certain aspects of our policy regarding high skilled workers I believe, intoduced by Senator Simfan34. It is my hope to have this bill on the floor soon and completed before this Senate ends. One of the major successes of this Senate so far has been the completion of economy benefiting, immigration bills that have bipartisan support. So far my offer to introduce legislation amending the section of recently passed Dream Act, with regards to veterans, is still lacking in support from actual Senators. I urge citizen's to contact their Senators and direct them to the last page of the completed Dream Act, where this offer still stands. Do it for the men and women who have fought and sacrificed so that you may eat your chips, drink your beer and watch football every Sunday.

I also plan to be working closely with my distinguished colleagues on the Federalist Party Bylaw's Committee, over the next several days and maybe weeks. I will state that these efforts will not interfere with my efforts as President Pro-Tempore or as Senator for this fine region. I will also reiterate my pledged that I have kept to the IDS to be the Senator for all Southerners, as a member for three different parties and as independent, with duties ranging from simple member to Chairman.

One last thing, the Seanator is planning to give a major speech sometime next week. The exact time and topic will be announced when it is time for them to be announced.

With that I will take any questions that the Press (read public) may have.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on December 05, 2012, 01:35:34 am
Not even a joke question, damn you people are lazy. :P


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: Franzl on December 05, 2012, 01:40:12 am
Not even a joke question, damn you people are lazy. :P

Will you, if re-elected, support legislation to use Enhanced Interrogation Techniques on inactive senators?


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on December 05, 2012, 01:45:38 am
Not even a joke question, damn you people are lazy. :P

Will you, if re-elected, support legislation to use Enhanced Interrogation Techniques on inactive senators?

I don't recall being part of a reelection campaign. I thought I just went through that rodeo recently. This is also my Senate office, so I wouldn't announce or do campaigning from here. This is the place where I hold pressers and make up stupid press releases in the name of nameless lackeys that have little if any real bearing but are fun to screw around with.

As for the second part of your question, we are already well becanse Enhanced Interrogation Techniques. :P Surgically removing parts of the body is far more "effective". >:D


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on December 05, 2012, 01:52:32 am
Now this is starting to feel like a real Presser, even down to the reiterated questions worded differently.

This is also my Senate office, so I wouldn't announce or do campaigning from here. This is the place where I hold pressers and make up stupid press releases in the name of nameless lackeys that have little if any real bearing but are fun to screw around with.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on December 05, 2012, 01:57:18 am
3. Resignation from the Senate
Not unless they discover some illegals activies, no. I was elected to this term, I plan to serve it out for the duration as long as I am able

4. Attorney General appointment
I would rather lose a kidney

5. SoEA Appointment
I would rather lose my bladder

6. GM Appointment
I would rather lose my...... (you can fill in the blank :P). I have turned this post down two or three times before and nothing has changed regarding why I turned it down when it was previously offered to me.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: Franzl on December 05, 2012, 02:02:16 am
3. Resignation from the Senate
Not unless they discover some illegals activies, no. I was elected to this term, I plan to serve it out for the duration as long as I am able.

Is this an admission of guilt? Your choice of words seems to imply there is something to "discover".


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on December 05, 2012, 02:03:30 am
A quick statement on a recent events that broke while we were here (you poor SOB's have been standing a long time :P).

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The Attorney General of Atlasia, Afleitch, has recently announced his resignation from his post following criticisms of his performance regarding the wiki and the updating thereof. While I shared these concerns, my hope was that Afleitch would be able to get the situation under control and not have to resign. I beleive he is a capable individual and it is a shame to see him leave office under such unfortunate circumstances. It is my hope that a competent successor who is both qualified in matters of law and in regards to updating the wiki be appointed so that the confirmation process can commence at the earliest possible time.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on December 05, 2012, 02:06:02 am
3. Resignation from the Senate
Not unless they discover some illegals activies, no. I was elected to this term, I plan to serve it out for the duration as long as I am able.

Is this an admission of guilt? Your choice of words seems to imply there is something to "discover".

Politicians don't have to be guilty, in order for "activities to be found". Especially, in a certain machine dominated state. ;)


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: Franzl on December 05, 2012, 02:15:52 am
3. Resignation from the Senate
Not unless they discover some illegals activies, no. I was elected to this term, I plan to serve it out for the duration as long as I am able.

Is this an admission of guilt? Your choice of words seems to imply there is something to "discover".

Politicians don't have to be guilty, in order for "activities to be found". Especially, in a certain machine dominated state. ;)

I have no idea what state you are refering to.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on December 05, 2012, 02:35:12 am
As I said, I will not discuss campaigns in this office. 3-6 dealt with prematurely ending my term in the Senate, so I responded to them.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: Marokai Backbeat on December 05, 2012, 02:55:12 am
Not even a joke question, damn you people are lazy. :P

Will you, if re-elected, support legislation to use Enhanced Interrogation Techniques on inactive senators?

I don't recall being part of a reelection campaign. I thought I just went through that rodeo recently. This is also my Senate office, so I wouldn't announce or do campaigning from here. This is the place where I hold pressers and make up stupid press releases in the name of nameless lackeys that have little if any real bearing but are fun to screw around with.

As for the second part of your question, we are already well becanse Enhanced Interrogation Techniques. :P Surgically removing parts of the body is far more "effective". >:D

There's only one organ I want to "give" you, Yankee.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on December 05, 2012, 03:00:18 am
Not even a joke question, damn you people are lazy. :P

Will you, if re-elected, support legislation to use Enhanced Interrogation Techniques on inactive senators?

I don't recall being part of a reelection campaign. I thought I just went through that rodeo recently. This is also my Senate office, so I wouldn't announce or do campaigning from here. This is the place where I hold pressers and make up stupid press releases in the name of nameless lackeys that have little if any real bearing but are fun to screw around with.

As for the second part of your question, we are already well becanse Enhanced Interrogation Techniques. :P Surgically removing parts of the body is far more "effective". >:D

There's only one organ I want to "give" you, Yankee.

That is disgusting.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: Averroës on December 05, 2012, 09:43:32 am
WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAFFES


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: Northam for Governor '17 on December 05, 2012, 11:06:37 pm
How do you plan to break the Senate's first ever filibuster?


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 05, 2012, 11:38:25 pm
Not even a joke question, damn you people are lazy. :P

Will you, if re-elected, support legislation to use Enhanced Interrogation Techniques on inactive senators?

I don't recall being part of a reelection campaign. I thought I just went through that rodeo recently. This is also my Senate office, so I wouldn't announce or do campaigning from here. This is the place where I hold pressers and make up stupid press releases in the name of nameless lackeys that have little if any real bearing but are fun to screw around with.

As for the second part of your question, we are already well becanse Enhanced Interrogation Techniques. :P Surgically removing parts of the body is far more "effective". >:D

There's only one organ I want to "give" you, Yankee.

I feel cheated!


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Griff on December 05, 2012, 11:51:31 pm
What is your opinion of the current secessionist movement going on in our region?


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on December 07, 2012, 12:13:38 pm
To begin, I would like to apologize for being gone for two days or so. There was a health emergency in the immediate family, as well as some technical problems that prevented me from getting online.

WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAFFES

Could the Senator be more specific regarding what in particular he views as a "Gaffe"?

How do you plan to break the Senate's first ever filibuster?

Time, Skill and Chance.

Not even a joke question, damn you people are lazy. :P

Will you, if re-elected, support legislation to use Enhanced Interrogation Techniques on inactive senators?

I don't recall being part of a reelection campaign. I thought I just went through that rodeo recently. This is also my Senate office, so I wouldn't announce or do campaigning from here. This is the place where I hold pressers and make up stupid press releases in the name of nameless lackeys that have little if any real bearing but are fun to screw around with.

As for the second part of your question, we are already well becanse Enhanced Interrogation Techniques. :P Surgically removing parts of the body is far more "effective". >:D

There's only one organ I want to "give" you, Yankee.

I feel cheated!

If you seek a legal remedy, I am sure Kingmen and Associates will offer their services in exchange for appropriate compensation.

What is your opinion of the current secessionist movement going on in our region?

I haven't reviewed the details of this particular incident, but I can say that in general I don't regard secession as legal. I would recommend that if there are issues concerning the growth in power of the Federal Gov't, that efforts be made to reach out to like minded individuals to work to restrain or reduce that power. Such actions as those you mention make doing so actually impede such a strategy and likely make the motivating problem of centralizing of authority worse.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on December 11, 2012, 12:19:51 pm
Ladies and Gentleman,

Today, I shut the door on pre-debate engagement and involvement by Senators on an attempt to amend Dream Act so as to exclude them having to comply with the GPA requirement, by introducing the bill and then bringing it to the floor. Two weeks was long enough for that and now it is time to act. I had hoped that more then one Senator would sign before hand so as to keep the debate as short as possible and get this done quicker. I am still aiming for quick passage and hope that silence in this case didn't mean silent opposition. We shall see. I urge citizens to contact that Senators to demand quick passage of this bill and avoid an unnecessary fights and delays that could hamper the bill from getting passed before Christmas.

There appears to be a confrontation brewing again between the Administration, specifically the President and the Senate, specifically the National Security Committee. It is my position that the President and the Committee should immediately cooperate with one another as it regards to the dissappearence of SoEA Dr. Cynic and seek to find solutions that ensure the security of Atlasia, which should be our first priority rather than egos and turf wars between branches of Government.

Lastly, I have offered an amendment in the hopes of a repeal of all Federal laws prohibiting poker. I don't expect this to pass, but I think it is important that we at least vote on whether or not the Feds or the regions should be taking the lead on this issue.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 11, 2012, 09:33:31 pm
What's wrong with playing poker?


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: IDS Delegate Ben Kenobi on December 13, 2012, 03:38:32 am
Hey Yankee, what's your opinion on Bacon King's attempt to recall me?


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on December 13, 2012, 04:29:36 pm
What's wrong with playing poker?

I have no opinion on the matter as of this time. I would advise people to follow the law as it stands until it is changed. If it such is desired, then I strongly urge citizens to contact their Senators that we may affect that change, through current vote on the matter in the Senate.

Hey Yankee, what's your opinion on Bacon King's attempt to recall me?

I think Bacon King has every right to his Constitutional rights as an IDS citizen to pursue recalls, as long as all the laws are followed in doing so. At this point, that appears to be the case and therefore I feel holding the current vote is legal. I do however think it is a mistake to have pursued this action since the "motivating action" was abandoned quickly (and thus I have voted accordingly), just as much as I feel it was a mistake for the actions that motivated him to pursue a recall, to have been engaged in. As Nixon once said after his fall, "I gave my enemies a sword and they twisted it in me..". In a contentious political situation, I can think of nothing more counterproductive then to hand such an opportunity to one's opponents. I would hope that all would take this opporunity as the learning experience that it is and move forward, a little wiser. That, and only in that situation, can I see any longterm benefit accrued those forgotten in these partisan squabbles, the people who trust in their officiesl to serve their interests in the most effective manner possible. That goes for all parties involved in this unfortunate distraction from start to finish.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: IDS Delegate Ben Kenobi on December 13, 2012, 04:42:06 pm
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I gave my enemies a sword and they twisted it in me

Well said, Senator Yankee. Well said. Bravo!


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on December 16, 2012, 04:35:41 pm
I must regrettfully inform you that the speech I had planned for this past week has been necessitated by unforseen events to be delayed until sometime in the coming week, but most certainly before the end of that so as to avoid the Christmas and Christmas Eve drop in activity. This office apologizes for the inconvenience.

Actually the venue screwed us and have given us a hard time about it.

Also, I wish to the condemn the laziness of the many Senators in regards to the substance and debate of several bills on the floor which are in need some corrective attention before they go to a final vote and yet such has not been forthcomming, even after public notice of such, and it is a sheer disgrace. I call upon Atlasian citizens to start flooding their PM boxes to show you how angry you are about it and to demand better.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on December 17, 2012, 01:58:29 pm
I wish to offer my deep congratulations to the victors last tonight on their triumphs and to the defeated for making it an interesting election. As for those who won, Hagrid, X, Franzl, Barnes and Spamage (or so we think as of this hour), your torment and despair shall both unrelenting and unprecedented for the next four months. Just remember, in the depths of your pain and anguish, that you asked for it. >:D


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: Marokai Backbeat on December 17, 2012, 02:01:45 pm
Don't believe him for a second, guys. Yankee's a total softie.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on December 17, 2012, 02:06:03 pm
First off it is not me who will be the primary distributor of the pain and suffering. Their obligations and duties will serve the primary role, which of course you wouldn't be aware as you have kept them at arms length.

Second of all, you didn't see the PM I sent Oakie and Julio back when they needed to swear-in. I think they would be a far better judge of my jagged edged personality then you would.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: We Have A Pope on December 17, 2012, 02:20:48 pm
First off it is not me who will be the primary distributor of the pain and suffering. Their obligations and duties will serve the primary role, which of course you wouldn't be aware as you have kept them at arms length.

Second of all, you didn't see the PM I sent Oakie and Julio back when they needed to swear-in. I think they would be a far better judge of my jagged edged personality then you would.

The People elected me to represent them in the Senate.  That's an honor in my book, not a punishment!  Maybe I'm being too idealistic, but I'm looking forward to it :)


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on December 17, 2012, 02:47:49 pm
First off it is not me who will be the primary distributor of the pain and suffering. Their obligations and duties will serve the primary role, which of course you wouldn't be aware as you have kept them at arms length.

Second of all, you didn't see the PM I sent Oakie and Julio back when they needed to swear-in. I think they would be a far better judge of my jagged edged personality then you would.

The People elected me to represent them in the Senate.  That's an honor in my book, not a punishment!  Maybe I'm being too idealistic, but I'm looking forward to it :)

One hopes that such idealism will be spilled over into the efforts. So many times has such spilled over into disappointment through burn out in my day. Just like that other red OH avatar, his last two times have ended in rather unfortunate circumstances. His first was good though.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: Barnes on December 17, 2012, 07:37:18 pm
I wish to offer my deep congratulations to the victors last tonight on their triumphs and to the defeated for making it an interesting election. As for those who won, Hagrid, X, Franzl, Barnes and Spamage (or so we think as of this hour), your torment and despair shall both unrelenting and unprecedented for the next four months. Just remember, in the depths of your pain and anguish, that you asked for it. >:D

Indeed. I feel Dante's Divine Comedy is an apt description of my coming fate! ;D


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on January 03, 2013, 09:35:45 pm
Humans (I picked this opener because I thought it the funniest),

Tomorrow as many of you are painfully aware is when the new Senate shall commence operations. I have contacted all the Senators (retained and incoming) about the exact time and when they should be available to perform their duties. As normally occurs in this situation, someone will mess it up. "Provisions" will be made to "deal" with such problems as they arise. >:D I shall also contact the VP sometime tonight as I normally do as a means to hopefully ensure a smooth transition.

As for the current incomp...er...incumbents, they shouldn't need to be told about what they need to do. For those vict...er...Senators who are leaving from our presence and only have a "short time left", we should take a moment to honor their service to Atlasia.

I will now take any questions that you may have.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: Talleyrand on January 03, 2013, 10:13:12 pm
Why do you think there is a lack of interest for the Internal Affairs Committee?


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on January 03, 2013, 11:56:28 pm
Why do you think there is a lack of interest for the Internal Affairs Committee?

Are you referring to the performance in the 52nd Senate or the membership process for the 53rd?


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: Talleyrand on January 04, 2013, 12:05:13 am
Why do you think there is a lack of interest for the Internal Affairs Committee?

Are you referring to the performance in the 52nd Senate or the membership process for the 53rd?

The latter.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: HagridOfTheDeep on January 04, 2013, 12:32:53 am
It is slightly amusing that the committee I most associate with "throwing money at problems" has only attracted the interest of Federalists. :P


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on January 04, 2013, 02:44:29 am
Why do you think there is a lack of interest for the Internal Affairs Committee?

Are you referring to the performance in the 52nd Senate or the membership process for the 53rd?

The latter.

Probably because they prefer another committee and don't want a second one that would involve digging into the nuts and bolts of domestic policy, like the IA would, on top of that other one.

It is slightly amusing that the committee I most associate with "throwing money at problems" has only attracted the interest of Federalists. :P

Shhh!!! :P Don't spill the beans now you fool! ;)


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on January 29, 2013, 12:12:53 pm
Bumping this because I missed being the pinata (special characters cost extra) of the press and public.

A project is currently in the works that will restore my computer and thus my normal operations on here, and it only cost me $25. The downside is that it might reduce my activity this weekend, somewhat. Hope it works! >:D Otherwise, I will be forced to use my Windows Seven computer, potentially, which I despise. 

I haven't yet checked the Senate today (defined as running down the Noticeboard), but it is my desire to get the "corrected" version of the trial not turnout amendment moved off the floor and to the regions no later than tomorrow, preferably today.

Also of importance is the Labor Rights Act, which I want done, completed, gone by this weekend. SO VOTE MOTHERF@$KERS!!! (Preferably voting Aye! ;)).

Any questions?


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on February 03, 2013, 07:57:50 pm
The Labor Rights Act is dragging out into next week, which is what I didn't want to happen. I think it is one vote short of being ended sooner.

The confirmation process will be coming to an end for the AG nominee, tomorrow afternoon. I didn't anticipate it to be this controversial, but it is apparently. It is also one vote short of being finished sooner.

I brought up the corrective to a small office typo in the Spurring Skilled Immigration Act. I was planning to bring this up in the PPT slot a week or two ago, but I didn't want to use that slot until I was sure it would not be needed for another bill, which seemed possible at one point.

The Committees need more participation, please contact your Senators and demand better of them in this regard. That also goes for the GET Act, which needs some intensive throught to successfully integrate my idea seeking to help with regards to the issues of defacto segregation and the achievement gap by placing working to place the best new teachers in the most challenged districts. It needs logistical and structural creativity to integrate successfully and these students both need and deserve the best teachers the most.

Any questions or comments?


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on February 08, 2013, 02:28:59 am
The Labor Rights Acts is finally done. Our long national nightmare is over. :P ;)


I put both the Game Moderation Reform Amendment and the Military Retirement Reform Amendment to final vote. These are big and important changes, yet they have garnered so little interest, and that is the best way to check for mistakes, is to have 100 eyes on them. Both of which are very important and deserve all the attention possible.

I have contacted all the Senators expressing my deep anger at the lack of activity on the part of many Senators, including people we have come to expect far better from. This cannot be allowed to continue and I urge constituents to start demanding better, especially from those Senators who we have come to expect more from (glances towards the North and West symbolically ;))

We will now take questions from the Press and Public.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on March 02, 2013, 11:27:34 am
Party because our new President is a hyperactive busy body and partly because of leftover stuff from the last Semate, we have a rather large Senate queue. In order to ensure that this gets widdled down as fast as possible I have "developed" a "secret strategy" to get us out of the backlog.

Details will be forthcomming over the next few days.



I think this would be a great time to acknowledge the hard work of Vice President Duke. For the first time in several administrations, we have had a Senate shift occur, that wasn't disrupting to the point to cause a 50% or greater slowdown in activity and functionality. Now of course administration can only get us so far. We need to get the Committees back running and get a PPT elected (hopefully myself :)). What we need most of all is for all the Senators to be dilligent, creative and productive as this is not a time to let up or slow down. We have to speed up for the confirmation hearings and for increased load of bills coming down the pike.

Any questions?


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on March 10, 2013, 04:03:13 pm
We have seen the effectuation of part of my scheme and that has been to transfer the authority over three of the slots to regular management by the Vice President. Since Senate administration is primarily vested with the Vice President, this or any such division of authority requires only the VPs consent to occur. Hence it was so easy to do this experiment, for obvious reasons.

Speeking of my close working relationship with Duke, I have introduced the initial "non-text" of our joint Mental Health Care Reform bill. My hope is that by doing so will add some urgency to our work and set a timetable by which the beef if you will has to be completed by.

We have finished the TRICARE Act and have moved it to a final vote, which I hope to have over by tomorrow. This ended up looking far different then the origianl bill and I must say that I am very pleased once the bill had been shifted to a basic integration into the Fritzcare system, that Senator Nix took appreciated my concerns and together with our last two amendments we assured that this process has a structured framework to effect the integration. It is my hope that the Internal Affairs committee will monitor this, and that the responsible Secretaries will take note of their obligations in the bill and proceed accordingly.

On the matter of committees and Secretaries, the committees will likely be back in business early this coming week. It is my hope that they will move forward within their areas of responsbility, particulary the NSC and IA with the Secretaries of External Affairs and the Secretary of Internal Affairs respectively to ensure these Secretaries have plans for their offices going forward to meet the requirements that the Senate have placed on them and to make those public so that we can see in real time what stage each Secretary is it and what he does next. This will ensure that there will be less likilihood of them disappearing and their will be a clear understing of what that office needs to be doing.

We have had a few days of silence and that is how it always starts. The Committees must ensure that Snowguy doesn't become Morgieb and that Polnut doesn't become Dr. Cynic on us. There are responsibilities and obligations that these Secretaries have to fullfill and the purpose of the committees should be at least to ensure that the outset that such is in motion. This kind of close cooperation and interaction is merely the tip of the ice berg in terms of what the goverment should be doing as it pertains to these two offices, but this interaction is what will ensure that the other interactions are going right and getting done.

It would have been my preference that not only had these committees been going sooner, but also that there would be a sitting Game Moderator to work with them and get things moving in terms of the Game Moderation team. That is another interaction that will keep these people from going away and lord knows the last thing the President needs is to have to find yet another cabinet member he didn't plan on. If you bring people together as a team, set out a clear plan and then work tirelessly to get that plan enacted you not only give a sense of purpose, but you give thme a reason to come on a do "SoIA work" or "SoEA Work" or whatever. It is the same if it is the game moderation team working together, or the committees working with the chairman of responsibility. Or the AG and his deputy, plus a wiki commission and/or the GOR working together.

I don't blame either the President for the lack of a GM at this point or the VP for the slow start to the Committees, I don't care about credit nor blame. I care about getting the damn job and both the President and Vice President  have an important role in the process of ensuring these things function and I ask they proceed in a time manner. I say its time we have a Game Moderator, find someone, appoint them and lets them him confirmed and on the job. This administration has been off to a rough start and I don't envy their position, nor do I desire to add preasure to their situation (though technically I did help scuttle their primary legislative reform item, though I must say the VP is finding out how just how much he doesn't ever have responsibilities, everytime he doesn't come onto ten new IMs demanding he get something done. Oh wait... :P), but at a certain point a line has to be drawn, priorities re-evaluated and if necessary, a change so that the job gets done.

On a personal note, I do intend to respond to the Foreign Policy questionaire posed to all the Senators and have composed responses to 90% of the questions. Once that is completed, I will send it in so that it can be posted with the others. I know you are all looking forward to that.

I will now take any questions you may have. 


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on July 09, 2013, 06:15:20 am
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The President has decided to go ahead and label the situation in Egypt as a coup and thus has halted all our aid to that country. Generally, it is my preference to avoid getting entangled in these situations to begin with and it would be a positive development to find ourselves no longer tied in such a fashion to an unstable country. However, what we want the situation to be is one thing, getting there is another. It is my concern that this precipitous action on the part of the new administration risks further destabilizing what could already be a Civil War. It also removes our ability to leverage a desired result, now that we lack this important aspect of our relationship with that country and in the process have also removed a link that tends to motivate various leaders in Egypt to moderate and appease our nation so as to avoid it being pulled. Removing it in this fashion thus risks encouraging radicalism and extremism on the part of these people in question, including removing a restraining effect that worked to prevent violations of civil rights and even war crimes. In my opinion, a better approach would have been to tie the continuance of the aid to a series of demands that need to be met such as the holding of elections and restoring of complete civilian authority, as opposed to the sudden cancellation and the attached risks that the administration has elected to embrace. No one wants to encourage such actions as those that have happened in Egypt in the future obviously, but we must be mindful that there are unique factors present with this situation in question and therefore it is my opinion that a more delicate response and approach should have been adopted.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on July 30, 2013, 07:11:53 am
Presser Time People :P Because we have losts to talk about. >:D


Oh, and before I get started, I want to congratulate Polnut on his election to the Senate and wish him the best of luck as he complete Kalwejt's term in the Senate. He will probably need it. >:D

So, any questions?


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on July 30, 2013, 08:26:13 am
Have you considered joining me when I voluntarily commit myself to one of our new psychiatric wards if we pass that bill of ours in the senate?


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on July 30, 2013, 08:48:14 am
Have you considered joining me when I voluntarily commit myself to one of our new psychiatric wards if we pass that bill of ours in the senate?

The bill will be passed.


I can say that days like yesterday most definitely make me want to have my staff look into the option. :P


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: Dereich on July 30, 2013, 10:49:49 am
Do you think those Pacific hearings have been at all productive?


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on July 30, 2013, 12:26:28 pm
Do you think those Pacific hearings have been at all productive?

Not at the present time, no.

The intent was to provide a clear environment to bring ideas forward. Part of the problem was we were doing too many things at once and that contributed to confusion, but there was a desire to address those issues and therefore they were included at the beginning, theorizing that people would cooperate and still be respectfull and civil enough to make it happen. Unfortunately, that did not come to pass. I had feared such would be the case and an attempt was made to split the discussions and have the Judiciary take the more legalist aspects and so forth, but that failed in spite of what I thought was a settled game plan.

We also had a lot of non-members who weren't called who came in and rather then contribute to the substance, really just added more to the problems we were facing. It was my intent to get the President to state what he did yesterday back on Saturday, that seemed to backfire by Monday in such a way as to then motivate the President to finally say something on the matter, ironically. Aside from the timing, I think I generally agree with his remarks.

Generally, I think the results so far are emblematic of a larger problem and one that cannot be legislated or reformed. To the extent that the NM-AM sees Rimjob as a success for having motivated discussion of activity, I think that I can likewise view this hearing as a success in that it highlighted one phenomenon that we have to be carefull about with the return of the two party system, and that is the impact on activity and achievable results when partisanship, but especially rhetoric, goes to far. This only discourages people from participating and exacerbates our activity problems.

I also think that beyond the rhetoric, there are wide areas of agreement and there has been for some time. But I think a lot of people are focusing too much attention on a loosely related issue and insisting that a specific and very controversial action be taken on that first before anything else can be done. I think this is a counterproductive approach that prevents compromise and has the effect of hampering things getting done. It was my hope that we could find a way to acheive some sort of compromise that addresses those problems we can address (those that can even be legislated or reformed) while minimizing areas of controversy, and the first goal of the committees was to hear out the NM-AM and see how willing they were to compromise. Hopefully, we can still do that at least.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on July 31, 2013, 05:36:37 am
Time for Ole Time Legislative Highlight:

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F.L. 46-7: Regional Legislative Petitions Act (http://uselectionatlas.org/AFEWIKI/index.php/Regional_Legislative_Petitions_Act)
Citizens of individual regions may open formal legislative petition threads directed to their Regional Senator.
When 25% of the registered voters of a region add their signature to a proposed federal bill, the Senator of that region shall introduce it to the Senate's legislative que.
The Senator of the region must introduce the petitioned bill to the legislative que within seven (7) days of the quota being fulfilled.
The petitioned legislation shall include "Citizens of the (Region in question)" as an informal co-sponsor when introduced.

This was a piece of legislation that my homies wrote and got passed back in 2010, mainly to torture the other Regional Senators.  

Of course if ya'lls suddeners
You don't need to worry about no petition.
Just shoot me your PM with the desired legislation.
Cause thats the way its been
Since Obamacare was still just a bill to be seen.




Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on July 31, 2013, 05:40:39 am
Decided to remove the joke referencing another joke that probably no one would get, and distract from the overall message. :P


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: Averroës on July 31, 2013, 09:08:29 am
I discovered the Regional Legislative Petitions Act not long ago and quickly imagined all of the mischief that it could engender. For better or for worse, my plans to force any Regional Senator who annoys me to sponsor the "Kick Me Act" have never come to fruition. :(


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on August 02, 2013, 09:37:26 am
Hauls out the old axe and starts sharpening it


I'm gonna bring the hammer...er... axe down on several powerful Senators soon for gross neglect of their responsibilities. There will be no exceptions and no one is safe.

Wanna watch? >:D (Insert the most sadistic, horror film grin you can think of here).

You have been warned.  

This is in red because it will soon be the only color one can distinguish.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on August 02, 2013, 09:39:07 am
Thankfully, you can't touch me anymore. The retirement home has plenty of security. ;)


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on August 02, 2013, 09:45:12 am
There is always August.


Me: You must run in August, then you will live happily ever after!
Duke: Happily ever after
Me: Happily ever after, Dukie!!

Background instrumental from Halloween plays in the background

Unavoidable YGSZA reference here.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on August 10, 2013, 08:02:09 am
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Gentleman, our long national nightmare will soon be over, as the Mental Healthcare Reform package will soon be at a final vote.

Acknowledging this major legislative feat, we must also note the unfortunate likely demise of the Education Reform proposal. With any of these items, it is necessary to have the committeed leadership of someone who has a vision or an ultimate set of objectives to be attained. When I started the Mental Health bill, I started with a blank bill and a list of objectives to be attained. The key was to just translate the desired aims into a coherent and functioning piece of legislation that addresses our critical deficiencies but doesn't break the bank. It would have been easier and quicker with more engagement on the issue, and there seems to be a general reluctance to engage even on the most narrowly focused of sub issues. I think there is a growing unwillingness to pay attention, more or less contribute, and that discourages our ability to produce quality reforms.

The Education bill started as the exact opposite, it began a completed text and soon got lost in the weeds debating sub issues and quickly lost focus, thus contributing to its likely demise. I think the lesson though is you cannot have a comprehensive bill, without a comprehensive vision or set of objectives which everyone can agree to and understand "this is what we are seeking to end with" so to speak.

I think the lesson of both is also that there is nothing wrong with a piecemeal approach, along as they fit together well and seek to accomplish a coherent set of objectives once again. Late last year and early this year, we made great strides on education, immigration and technology through this approach.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on August 10, 2013, 08:51:15 am
PRESS CONFERENCE!!!

Members of the Press and Public -

It is my view that the Government has no greater purpose then to protect and defend its people. I have always been more open to thus to utilizing government in some ways that some might find distasteful on the right. I have supported minimum wages, stimulus and a variety of government programs thus. Whenever they have come about I have always considered the adverse impact on business, sought to ensure that our objectives were always balanced with the appropriate amount of understanding of unintended consequences and subsequently tried to mitigate those issues.

When it comes to protecting the unborn, I take a similar approach. I do support reasonable exceptions based on reason and common sense, but I am Pro-Life and desire to protect life wherever practical and possible, not because I relish in denying women their right to privacy or freedom to make medical decisions, but becuase I believe firmly that one own freedom ends when another's is thusly put in jeopardy. Much of this debate centers around philosophical and religious arguments regarding whether life begins at conception or not. Presently before the Senate however is a not a debate grounded in religious beliefs, but science. It is about whether or not we as a society should condone the extermination of viable life, or chose to utilize our vast wealth of knowledge, science and technology to preserve life that in some cases has just as much chances of a survival as a newly born baby. The answer is obvious to me which path should be taken and thus it is my desire to see to it that the ban on late term abortion is maintained. A ban I should say, which was passed last year as part of a reasoned compromise that boosted support for policies to reduce unwanted pregnancies and thus avoid the need for many to have abortions.

We can craft a policy that reduces the number of unwanted pregancies and we already have strong provisions on the books to do just that and I will gladly work with my collegues to further enhance and strengthen these provisions, but we should not be condoning the destruction of life at this late stage. Some are arguing that "It will happen anyway and this way we can at least be regulating it", I for one don't buy that argument that a government so powefull and so capable of doing so much, can be so helpless as to not have any choice but to utilize the same approach for the destruction viable unborn as that used for drugs and alcohol.

I will now take any questions that you may have.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: Averroës on August 10, 2013, 08:57:37 am
How would you make the case for a ban on third trimester abortions to someone who does not assign any moral value to the unborn? If you assume that you cannot change their opinion on that premise, can it be done?


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on August 10, 2013, 03:49:53 pm
How would you make the case for a ban on third trimester abortions to someone who does not assign any moral value to the unborn? If you assume that you cannot change their opinion on that premise, can it be done?

Well I don't presume that, but changing such an approach is probably the realm of someone with far more ability than myself. Assuming I do lack such ability, then yes I still think it is possible to make the case.

I would start off by emphasing the randomness of the exact point of birth and the fact that our technology can allow us to save someone born much earlier if that situation were to happen, as a means of articulating why the emphasis on that point in time is misguided. One doesn't necessarily have to get into the realm of moral value to think that banning abortions at such point is a reasonable approach to take.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on August 10, 2013, 04:00:04 pm
I meant to include this in the previous post starting the Press Conference, but I decided to just focus it on the abortion thing.

I am working on a plan to consolidate the committee structure, reduce by at least half the present number of committee spots, change the way the chairmans are selected, replace the pre-Trial Impeachment process with a more practical and functional approach, and establish a more targetted forcus within a wider range of issues/areas of concern for those sub organizations that remain. It is my hope to have it ready by the time the Committee Abolition Resolution Hits the floor so as to offer it as an amendment to that.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on August 10, 2013, 04:18:31 pm
Outline of basic points

-  1 Committee of four members, or 2 of three
-  Rotating Chairmanship
-  If two, one legislative formation and the other investigative or one foreign and one domestic.
-  Replace the Judiciary Committee with temporary hearings on legal issues as they arise, the formation of which will be streamlined and expedited to a three day process.
-  Possible trial experiment a partisan committee structure, one from each party, with the two then selecting the third member. 

- Non Committee Changes:
   - Removing the Amendment exclusion from Slots 4 and 5
   -  Slot five will be freed of "in-order" requirements and transfered over to the VP's administration (only the first half requires OSPR change).
   - Loosening the Anti-Clogging Rule for the VP's slots, but keeping it overall.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on August 16, 2013, 02:52:36 pm
Is there any reason why this wouldn't be sufficient to govern the debate/adoption of amendments to legislation:

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1. During the course of debate on legislation, any sitting Senator may offer amendments to said legislation. The presiding officer may remove amendments from consideration that are functionally impractical, frivolous, directly unconstitutional, or lack clear intent regarding desired changes. The amendment sponsor shall have 24 hours to object to the decision and may overturn the action with the concurrence of 1/3rd of his fellow Senators. Unless stated otherwise, components of the underlying legislation not referenced will remain unchanged.

2. The legislation's sponsor shall judge the amendment(s) regarding their impact on the intent of the the legislation. If friendly, the presiding officer shall give twenty four hours for objections, after which the amendment shall be considered as passed if no Senator objects.

3. If judged hostile, or a Senator has objected, a vote shall be held as long as the amendment has been on the floor for at least twenty four hours. The vote shall last for five days or until a majority has voted in favor or against the amendment.


The current procedures on this is like three paragraphs long. This is basically the same exact thing, minus the anti-clogging rule, which serves no practical purpose in this area (unlike in legislation).

Edit: Removed the "etc" from clause 1 and finished it with the clarity standards, which are a combination of pre-existing rules and my own additions in 2011.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Release)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on August 26, 2013, 05:16:34 pm
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I would like to congratulate Senators Napoleon and Gass, Governor Maxwell, Fmr. President Tmthforu94 and Pacific Councilor Xahar on their election victories and I look forward to working with them on matters of pressing concerns to Atlasia such as the economy, renewing our efforts on mental health, and bringing reasonable reforms that improve the game. I encourage them to begin participating in the present Senate debates immediately, as opposed to waiting until next week, as a means for them to hit the ground running and to hopefully infuse some life into some rather boring threesomes between myself, The President and the SoIA.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 23, 2013, 09:40:57 am
WE ARE NOW TAKING QUESTIONS!!!


Senate Legislation. Reform Ideas. Recent IDS Constroversy. Something Else Entirely. Feel Free to opine, inquire or complain!



Yes, I realize people haven't shown much interest in this format, but we'll see what happens.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 23, 2013, 09:55:38 am
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Short Statements on Matters of Importance:


- The last two weeks have been a living hell of epic proportions, thanks to disruptions in my family. I did not ask for this situation nor did I intend for it to occur, but such has been the unfortunate result. I have sought to exert my best efforts to prevent this circumstance from interrupting my internet access and my ability to get on the site frequently, primarily because it has been one of the few opportunities to wind down from the stress. That said after two and a half months of missing not a day on here, it has been difficult to get on more then every other day since this started.

- The plans I made at the beginning of the Senate are still in place, especially with regards to finishing the Summary Guidebook of Procedures and composing an omnibus OSPR amendment to condense and simplify certain basic functions (part of which has been posted in this thread). However, the time table doing so has been pushed back.

- There has been a lot of discussion regarding interactions between officials, including requests by some of the regions desiring a more formal arrangement. On the flip side we have seen pushback against this by those who seek to avoid complex structures over the past few months. It is a difficult balancing act, but my goal is to find a way to satisfy these desires and also apply a similarly balanced approach to the method for requesting information from the Game Moderation Team.

- Apparently, there have been some lapses in the IDS as of late. Until recently I had made a point to always catchup on the IDS legislature every two or three weeks, but recently the time just hasn't been there. About a month or so ago I began a process to try and re-energize some flailing members and generate enthusiasm amongst newer members through my Constituent Services aparatus. Unfortunately the number of posters in either category was tiny, generating interest wasn't as easy as I figured and then of course sh**t got real two weeks ago (see above).


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 27, 2013, 04:29:35 pm
Man you people are boring. :P


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: Flake on September 27, 2013, 06:33:43 pm
What is your position on regional reform? How would you feel if we had four regions? Three? What if we abolished all regions? Do you enjoy pumpkin pie? What is your favorite thing about fall? Do you enjoy movies? How about Sharknado? If you couldn't be a Federalist, what party would you join? If you couldn't be a Republican, what party would you join? Do you call carbonated beverages soda, coke, or pop? Do you put mayonnaise on your meat and cheese sandwiches? Do you think you cook well? What is your opinion on the state of Rhode Island? Utah? Minnesota? Georgia? Do you like barbeque? Are you a vegetarian? Do you have any pets? Do you have allergies? Do you like the state of North Carolina? What is your opinion of coal mining in Appalachia? Do you enjoy pulled pork sandwiches? What kind of orange do you like? Do you like Tangelos? What is your favorite kind of fish? Do you like fishing? Do you like your neighbors (South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and the Atlantic Ocean)? Do you like your neighbors at your house? What is your opinion on the color purple?


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 28, 2013, 06:17:34 am
What is your position on regional reform?
I want to save Atlasia. I will do what is necessary to best effect that end in my judgement and it is my guiding purpose regarding my approach to the efforts to reform the regions.

How would you feel if we had four regions?
Possible, depends on how you shift the boundaries.

Three?
Begins to get dicey, even more so if done in the way that some are trying to at present.

What if we abolished all regions?
I would rather lose both of my kidneys.
 
Do you enjoy pumpkin pie?
Once in a while, but most of the time it is yucky.

What is your favorite thing about fall?
I have had a devil in my signature since last October and this office was located in a tomb (perhaps why no one posts in it ;). Should be obvious that it is Haloween. >:D

Do you enjoy movies?
Depends on the movie.

How about Sharknado?
Not familiar with it.

If you couldn't be a Federalist, what party would you join?
The party that for while I was a member, I never thought I would ever have to worry about selecting a new party for myself.

If you couldn't be a Republican, what party would you join?
Probably be an independent.

Do you call carbonated beverages soda, coke, or pop?
I have not drank any such beverages since May 19, 2012, therefore I will refain from the debate since it no longer applies to me. Prior to that period the first one was the dominate reference to such drinks and is still used by those in my house who have yet to see the light regarding them.

Do you put mayonnaise on your meat and cheese sandwiches?
Only a select few I would say. I used to hate it, but then I started to get a taste for it every once in a while.

Do you think you cook well?
No, but I can prepare some rather good stuff with pre-cooked leftovers and such.

What is your opinion on the state of Rhode Island? Utah? Minnesota? Georgia?
They are all nice places I would imagine.
 
Do you like barbeque?
Depends on the location, since such varies based on where you are. For us barbecue was just throwing meat on the grill, since we were from up north originally. I would say yes to that version since it is what I am most familiar with.

Are you a vegetarian?
No, though sometimes I wish I was.

Do you have any pets?
Yes, two dogs.

Do you have allergies?
Yes

Do you like the state of North Carolina?
Sometimes I do, Sometimes not so much.

What is your opinion of coal mining in Appalachia?
I hate the health and environmental effect, but it provided a living for a large number of hard working people and we must be mindful of that.

Do you enjoy pulled pork sandwiches?
Every now and again, but I put too much hot sauce on them usually so not frequently. I have had a taste for one lately though.

What kind of orange do you like?
No real preference, I eat at least one a day and usually don't pay much mind to what kind they are.

Do you like Tangelos?
I suppose.

What is your favorite kind of fish?
In terms of fish to eat, then it used to be salmon but I lost my taste for them. In terms of fish in general I have too many to count.

Do you like fishing?
I have only been once and Bill Clinton was still President at the time, so I really cannot say based off that one experience.

Do you like your neighbors (South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and the Atlantic Ocean)?
I don't have any reason to dislike them.

Do you like your neighbors at your house?
Never really interacted with them directly, but we did have issues with one of them concerning their overgrown foilage interfering with the power lines.

What is your opinion on the color purple?
As a litteral subject, I guess positive.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 30, 2013, 12:55:50 pm
Can you feel the beckon of October? It sloucheth toward the with the intent of tearing assunder ye souls. >:D >:D >:D


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 30, 2013, 01:27:47 pm
(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/2950/hfxb.jpg)
^

What happens to people who don't read my office thread. >:D


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: Flake on September 30, 2013, 07:19:13 pm
(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/2950/hfxb.jpg)
^

What happens to people who don't read my office thread. >:D

#2spooky


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on October 01, 2013, 10:06:43 am
The building in the background is this office, by the way. ;)


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (While Others Just Bitch: Simplifying the OSPR)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on October 05, 2013, 02:18:15 pm
Quote
A RESOLUTION
To bring simplicity and clarity to the procedures by which amendments to legislation are considered

Resolution Title: Amendment Simplification OSPR Amendment

Article 4, Sections 2-4 of the OSPR are hereby repealed with the text below to be inserted as the new Article 4, Section 2.

1. During the course of debate on legislation, any sitting Senator may offer amendments to said legislation. The presiding officer may remove amendments from consideration that are functionally impractical, frivolous, directly unconstitutional, or lack clear intent regarding the changes to be made. The amendment sponsor shall have 24 hours to object to the decision and may overturn the action with the concurrence of 1/3rd of his fellow Senators. Unless stated otherwise, components of the underlying legislation not referenced in an amendment will remain unchanged.

2. The legislation's primary sponsor shall judge the amendment(s) regarding their impact. If friendly to the intent of the legislation as desired by the sponsor, the presiding officer shall give twenty four hours for objections to the amendment, in the absence of which, the amendment shall be considered as passed

3. If judged hostile to their intent behind the legislation by the sponsor, or a Senator has objected, a vote shall be held as long as the amendment has been on the floor for at least twenty four hours. The vote shall last for five days or until a majority has voted in favor or against the amendment.



Elminated items:
Merging of Amendments - never seen in used in like four years
Vote extensions on Amendments - never seen it used either.

The rest of it is basically the same. Meaning in three small paragraphs we can do the work of three sections. I wanted to tackle Section 1 of Article 4 as well, but that will be big on its own so perhaps seperate is better. Also, I didn't have time to compose that one yet. :P


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on October 07, 2013, 02:23:08 pm
Coming Soon....


The Return of Mental Health Reform


Prepare for the Apocalypse!!!


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on October 17, 2013, 11:44:10 am
Quote from: Current
Section 1: Rules on Senate Debate
1. After a piece of legislation is introduced on the Senate floor, debate shall begin immediately. Debate on the legislation shall last for no less than seventy-two (72) hours.

2. On a non-controversial bill, the Senate may waive the seventy-two hour (72) minimum debate requirement via a unanimous consent request. Upon introduction, the PPT may request unanimous consent to waive the minimum debate time requirement. Senators shall have 24 hours to object to this request, after which with no Senator having object, the Senate may proceed to a final vote on the legislation.

3. If debate on the legislation under consideration has halted for longer than twenty-four (24) hours and the amount of debate time that the legislation has been given exceeds seventy-two (72) hours, any senator may call for a vote on said legislation.

4. Debate shall proceed after the first seventy-two (72) hours as long as a senator is posting on the thread which details the legislation under consideration, provided intervals between different speeches are no longer than twenty-four (24) hours.

5. At any time after the first seventy-two (72) hours of debate that are mandated on any and all legislation under consideration, a motion for cloture passed with the concurrence of a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the Senate shall end the debate, and the PPT shall open a vote on the legislation under consideration. If the Senate is presently voting on any legislative Amendments, or if there are any Amendments pending, then the Senate shall not vote on the motion for cloture until said Amendments have been disposed of.

6. After a motion for cloture has been made, no Amendment(s) to the legislation under consideration may be introduced unless said motion is rejected by the Senate.

7. If there is a consensus that work on the bill is finished, the PPT may ask unanimous consent to waive the cloture vote requirement and proceed immediately to a final vote, on a piece of legislation. Senators shall have 24 hours to object to the request, after which with no senator having objected, the Senate shall proceed to a final vote on the legislation.

8. If fourteen (14) days have passed since the opening of the debate on a piece of legislation, and a vote on said legislation has not begun, as per the guidelines set out in Clauses 3 and 4 of this Section, any motions brought forth to bring the legislation under consideration to a vote and end the debate shall require the concurrence of a two-thirds (2/3) majority of senators in the affirmative only if a vote is requested by at least 2 members of the Senate prior to the 14th day.

9. After a piece of legislation is introduced on the Senate floor, the original sponsor may motion to withdraw the legislation under consideration at any point prior to a final vote on passage or after the President has vetoed the legislation, but the original sponsor may not motion to withdraw the legislation if the Senate is presently voting on any Amendments to the legislation or is presently voting on a motion for cloture.

10. Co-sponsors of legislation under consideration shall have no power to withdraw legislation nor contest withdrawal of legislation by the original sponsor. Any office-holding Senator may assume sponsorship of the legislation within 72 hours after the original sponsor has motioned to withdraw. Once a motion to assume sponsorship has been placed by the Senator who wishes to sponsor the legislation, Senators shall have 48 hours to object to this motion. If any Senator objects to this motion, the PPT shall open a vote on the motion to assume sponsorship. This vote shall last for a maximum of 72 hours during which time the Senators must vote. Voting may be declared final at any time if a majority of office-holding Senators has approved or rejected said motion. Any and all Senators who do not vote will be considered to have abstained. If a motion to assume sponsorship is rejected, the legislation shall be withdrawn from the Senate floor.

11. For the purposes of Articles 3, 4 and 5, the original sponsor shall be defined as the Senator who introduced the legislation in the Legislation Introduction Thread.


Quote from: Replacement Work in Progress
Section 1: Rules on Senate Debate
1. After a piece of legislation is introduced on the Senate floor, debate shall begin immediately. Debate on the legislation shall last for no less than seventy-two (72) hours, unless waived by unanimous consent, which shall be motioned for by the President of the Senate and 24 hours given for objections.

2. If debate on the legislation under consideration has halted for longer than twenty-four (24) hours and the amount of debate time that the legislation has been given exceeds seventy-two (72) hours, any senator may call for a vote on said legislation, which the President of the Senate may thus open.

3. Upon the completion of the mandatory 72 hour debate time, a cloture motion passed by a 2/3rds vote of the Senate shall end debate, after which the President of the Senate may open debate. All amendments introduced prior to the motion will be considered, but further amendments will be prohibited.

4. Cloture may be waived on a piece of legislation via a unanimous consent request, in the same method as Article 4, Section 1, Clause 1. Upon the completion of the objection period, with no objections having been filed, the President of the Senate may open a final vote on the legislation.

5. If fourteen (14) days have passed since the opening of the debate on a piece of legislation, and a vote on said legislation has not begun, as per the guidelines set out in Clauses 3 and 4 of this Section, any cloture motions shall require the concurrence of a two-thirds (2/3) majority of senators in the affirmative, only if such is requested by atleast 2 members of the Senate prior to the 14th day.

6. After a piece of legislation is brought to the Senate floor, the original sponsor (the Senator who introduced it) may motion to withdraw the legislation under consideration at any point prior to a final vote on passage or after the President has vetoed the legislation, but the original sponsor may not motion to withdraw the legislation if the Senate is presently voting on any Amendments to the legislation or is presently voting on a motion for cloture unless a motion to assume sponsorship appears likely to be forthcoming.

7. Co-sponsors of legislation under consideration shall have no power to withdraw legislation nor contest withdrawal of legislation by the original sponsor. Any office-holding Senator may assume sponsorship of the legislation within 72 hours after the original sponsor has motioned to withdraw. Once a motion to assume sponsorship has been placed by the Senator who wishes to sponsor the legislation, Senators shall have 48 hours to object to this motion. If any Senator objects to this motion, the President of the Senate shall open a vote on the motion, lasting until a majority has voted for or against the motion, but not more then 72 hours. If the motion is rejected, the bill shall be removed from the floor.


five through seven need to be condensed more. I might just remove five altogether.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on October 19, 2013, 11:54:15 pm
Quote from: Current
Section 1: Rules on Senate Debate
1. After a piece of legislation is introduced on the Senate floor, debate shall begin immediately. Debate on the legislation shall last for no less than seventy-two (72) hours.

2. On a non-controversial bill, the Senate may waive the seventy-two hour (72) minimum debate requirement via a unanimous consent request. Upon introduction, the PPT may request unanimous consent to waive the minimum debate time requirement. Senators shall have 24 hours to object to this request, after which with no Senator having object, the Senate may proceed to a final vote on the legislation.

3. If debate on the legislation under consideration has halted for longer than twenty-four (24) hours and the amount of debate time that the legislation has been given exceeds seventy-two (72) hours, any senator may call for a vote on said legislation.

4. Debate shall proceed after the first seventy-two (72) hours as long as a senator is posting on the thread which details the legislation under consideration, provided intervals between different speeches are no longer than twenty-four (24) hours.

5. At any time after the first seventy-two (72) hours of debate that are mandated on any and all legislation under consideration, a motion for cloture passed with the concurrence of a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the Senate shall end the debate, and the PPT shall open a vote on the legislation under consideration. If the Senate is presently voting on any legislative Amendments, or if there are any Amendments pending, then the Senate shall not vote on the motion for cloture until said Amendments have been disposed of.

6. After a motion for cloture has been made, no Amendment(s) to the legislation under consideration may be introduced unless said motion is rejected by the Senate.

7. If there is a consensus that work on the bill is finished, the PPT may ask unanimous consent to waive the cloture vote requirement and proceed immediately to a final vote, on a piece of legislation. Senators shall have 24 hours to object to the request, after which with no senator having objected, the Senate shall proceed to a final vote on the legislation.

8. If fourteen (14) days have passed since the opening of the debate on a piece of legislation, and a vote on said legislation has not begun, as per the guidelines set out in Clauses 3 and 4 of this Section, any motions brought forth to bring the legislation under consideration to a vote and end the debate shall require the concurrence of a two-thirds (2/3) majority of senators in the affirmative only if a vote is requested by at least 2 members of the Senate prior to the 14th day.

9. After a piece of legislation is introduced on the Senate floor, the original sponsor may motion to withdraw the legislation under consideration at any point prior to a final vote on passage or after the President has vetoed the legislation, but the original sponsor may not motion to withdraw the legislation if the Senate is presently voting on any Amendments to the legislation or is presently voting on a motion for cloture.

10. Co-sponsors of legislation under consideration shall have no power to withdraw legislation nor contest withdrawal of legislation by the original sponsor. Any office-holding Senator may assume sponsorship of the legislation within 72 hours after the original sponsor has motioned to withdraw. Once a motion to assume sponsorship has been placed by the Senator who wishes to sponsor the legislation, Senators shall have 48 hours to object to this motion. If any Senator objects to this motion, the PPT shall open a vote on the motion to assume sponsorship. This vote shall last for a maximum of 72 hours during which time the Senators must vote. Voting may be declared final at any time if a majority of office-holding Senators has approved or rejected said motion. Any and all Senators who do not vote will be considered to have abstained. If a motion to assume sponsorship is rejected, the legislation shall be withdrawn from the Senate floor.

11. For the purposes of Articles 3, 4 and 5, the original sponsor shall be defined as the Senator who introduced the legislation in the Legislation Introduction Thread.


Quote from: Replacement Work in Progress
Article 4, Section 1 is to be repealed and replaced with the following text:

Section 1: Rules on Senate Debate
1. After a piece of legislation is introduced on the Senate floor, debate shall begin immediately. Debate on the legislation shall last for no less than seventy-two (72) hours, unless waived by unanimous consent, which shall be motioned for by the President of the Senate, who shall thne give 24 hours for Senators to object.

2. If debate on the legislation under consideration has halted for longer than twenty-four (24) hours and the amount of debate time that the legislation has been given exceeds seventy-two (72) hours, any senator may call for a vote on said legislation, which the President of the Senate may thus open.

3. Upon the completion of the mandatory 72 hour debate time, a cloture motion passed by a 2/3rds vote of the Senate shall end debate, after passage of which the President of the Senate may open a vote on the legislation. All amendments introduced prior to the motion will be considered, but further amendments will be prohibited until the motion is rejected.

4. Cloture may be waived on a piece of legislation via a unanimous consent request, in the same method as in Article 4, Section 1, Clause 1. Upon the completion of the objection period, with no objections having been filed, the President of the Senate may open a final vote on the legislation.

5. If fourteen (14) days have passed since the opening of the debate on a piece of legislation, and a vote on said legislation has not begun, as per the guidelines set out in Clauses 3 and 4 of this Section, any cloture motions shall require the concurrence of a two-thirds (2/3) majority of senators in the affirmative, only if such is requested by atleast 2 members of the Senate prior to the 14th day.

6. After a piece of legislation is brought to the Senate floor, the original sponsor (the Senator who introduced it) may motion to withdraw the legislation under consideration at any point prior to a final vote on passage or after the President has vetoed the legislation, but the original sponsor may not motion to withdraw the legislation if the Senate is presently voting on any Amendments to the legislation or is presently voting on a motion for cloture unless a motion to assume sponsorship appears likely to be forthcoming.

7. Co-sponsors of legislation under consideration shall have no power to withdraw legislation nor contest withdrawal of legislation by the original sponsor. Any office-holding Senator may assume sponsorship of the legislation within 72 hours after the original sponsor has motioned to withdraw. Once a motion to assume sponsorship has been placed by the Senator who wishes to sponsor the legislation, Senators shall have 48 hours to object to this motion. If any Senator objects to this motion, the President of the Senate shall open a vote on the motion, lasting until a majority has voted for or against the motion, but not more then 72 hours. If the motion is rejected, the bill shall be removed from the floor.

8. A motion filed by two Senators and passed with the concurrence of the two-thirds of the members, may strip a Senator of his primary sponsorship of a bill. This vote shall last for two days and after passage, the sponsor shall be replaced in accordance with Article 4, Section 1, Clause 7.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on October 30, 2013, 07:50:14 am
Quote
Press Release -
I am forming a working group on the issue of Mental Health. Duke is to be President and I have the same dial up connection I did then and thus I need a larger pool to draw assistance from to get some of the lingering aspects completed. The biggest area of concern is ascertaining more accurately the deficiencies in facilities and resources and more importantly the distribution of such. Therefore I want someone whose task is merely to gather and distil research, maybe even more then one. I also want a more diverse array of ideas and so people with a passion for or interest in the issue will be topping the list. Also, if I determine you have hindered this process at some point, involvement may or may not be optional. >:D

I will be contacting you, so just wait impatiently. >:D


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: Averroës on October 30, 2013, 07:55:52 am
Also, if I determine you have hindered this process at some point, involvement may or may not be optional. >:D

Uh-oh...


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on October 30, 2013, 08:03:20 am
I contacted some, but the rest will just have to wait apprehensively until later. I am tired. :P


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on October 30, 2013, 08:12:39 am
Also, if I determine you have hindered this process at some point, involvement may or may not be optional. >:D

Uh-oh...

If nothing else you will serve the critical function as successor to Oakvale in the critical role he played in the last one, that of the poor victim I lampoon constantly. Whether or not it ascends from such pathetic levels is entirely up to you, man.

And since you will be reading every post word for word, you have every incentive to be productive don't you? >:D

It is a shame he is a justice now. Perhaps you should have appointed yourself. :P


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: Schedule, Senate Matters and Q&A)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on November 08, 2013, 03:51:11 am
Slot Reform
   - Removing the Amendment exclusion from Slots 4 and 5
   -  Slot five will be freed of "in-order" requirements and transfered over to the VP's administration (only the first half requires OSPR change).
   - Loosening the Anti-Clogging Rule for the VP's slots, but keeping it overall.

Also I am considering making either slot 4 or 6 another PPT slot and also reordering the slots somewhat so the VP's and PPT's are grouped together. This will leave 5-5 with three three of the first five retaining the "In order of introduction" requirement (instead of five).

Anyway amendment coming soon...


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on December 13, 2013, 04:48:27 pm
Statement on the Past Four Days -

I included a warning to both the President and the Vice President last Friday that there was the possibility that I would lose my internet access for a three to five day period between Monday and Friday. I had planned on posting a Leave of Absence and a second pm to Matt detailing various actions to take to keep things going; however, those efficient bastard suits pre-empted me and thus I was not able to get back on a second time Monday morning, before our phone service was terminated.

As many of you know, I have a dial-up internet connection and thus without a landline phone service, the internet is innaccessible. This situation was a lingering result of what happened back in September, in that with the seperation that occured, the bills were no longer being sent here anymore and the first one we received was in the form of an e-mail attachment on the sixth, warning of a ninth termination date. The resources were not present to pay such a large bill until the today and this also meant that transporation was not available to go to friend's house and use their internet either.

Frankly my preference would have been to tell them to take their poor service and stick it sideways, considering the difficulties they are giving us. ::) However that could have taken until next week to get back online and that would have been too long. We got important business to attend to andn ot just Atlasian stuff. :P 

On a side note, I am glad Mechaman's absence was short and that he is back. I do know  from experience what it is like to be accidentally "elminated" by a moderator on this forum.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on December 17, 2013, 03:17:19 am
Statement on the Senate Elections and Some Other Stuff -

I wish to congratulate Senator Tmthforu94, Mideast Assemblyman shua and X, and NE Legislators Goldwater and Talleyrand on their elections to the Senate this past weekend. I look forward to working with each and everyone of you on the important issues facing the country, in the next Senate. I also want to congratulate Flo and Al on running two incredible campaigns for the Senate.

I have already sent my first message to all of the incoming Senators containing a link to my Senate Administration Guidebook, which contains links in turn to the OSPR and Constitution and summarises the processes of the Senate. I also included the date and time that the new Senate starts on and when they should be available to post their oaths in the swearing-in thread.

In this Senate and the previous we have been plagued and slowed down by inactive At-Large Senators. We have been hampered by an inability to remove them under the rules as they stand. We appreciate that one Senator has resigned, but it is most displeasing that it was done in such a way as to prevent a replacement. Now finally, it has been made possible to move to expell another Senator, but we have been met with considerable disregard for the institution and the people who elected the Senator to represent them back in August. I hear often from certain folks that this is a game and that it shouldn't be taken seriously. Yes, this is a game and just because you have been playing it forever, doesn't give you the right to ruin the game for everyone.

I was new to this place once too and nothing angered me more then old legends who got a free pass by virtue of their past glory to run wild and treat it as a place to dive into for a temporary thrill at the expense of those trying to have fun by actually playing it. If you feeled called to destroy it, then I think I have an idea just who is taking this place too seriously and who isn't.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on January 08, 2014, 11:36:49 pm
Some Important Matters
At this time we are waiting on the administration to get the confirmation hearings going on the appointment the said administration has just made, as well as to wrap up the PPT election.

Once that is done, I will resume manipulating the anti-clogging rule so as to keep four TNF bills on the floor at all times and fill all the slots that have been emptied since the the new Senate began. Any non-TNF bill sponsor sponsor should be prepared for the bills to hit the floor at any point courtesy of the aforementioned clogging rule and now the more numerous then before specialty slots.

I look forward to working with the administration to help with coordinating an ensuring the efficient use of their own slots to get the bills on the floor that they desire. Of course it would be helpful if one could come on here and not face the latest scandal around something that isn't even going to occur until the end of next month practically. :P You would think it was tomorrow or something. Just so you know the first person who asks me anything about whether or not I am running for anything prior to the last week of this month, will go to that dungeon that X thinks I have, but I really don't even though I actually do. >:D


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: DC Al Fine on January 08, 2014, 11:51:52 pm
Dear Lord, 8 of the first 10 bills in the queue are TNF sponsored.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: tmthforu94 on January 09, 2014, 12:02:09 am
Dear Lord, 8 of the first 10 bills in the queue are TNF sponsored.
The annoying thing is that several of those bills are ones that have already failed.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: Vice President PiT on January 09, 2014, 12:23:13 am
Dear Lord, 8 of the first 10 bills in the queue are TNF sponsored.
The annoying thing is that several of those bills are ones that have already failed.

     Wow, that is really messed up. Let's just waste the Senate's time here.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: DC Al Fine on January 09, 2014, 12:28:04 am
Dear Lord, 8 of the first 10 bills in the queue are TNF sponsored.
The annoying thing is that several of those bills are ones that have already failed.

     Wow, that is really messed up. Let's just waste the Senate's time here.

Well to be fair, Talleyrand & Mr. X are more likely to show up to vote than Napoleon and Xahar :P


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: Vice President PiT on January 09, 2014, 12:57:59 am
Dear Lord, 8 of the first 10 bills in the queue are TNF sponsored.
The annoying thing is that several of those bills are ones that have already failed.

     Wow, that is really messed up. Let's just waste the Senate's time here.

Well to be fair, Talleyrand & Mr. X are more likely to show up to vote than Napoleon and Xahar :P

     Perhaps so, but I nevertheless get the sense that the Senate composition is overall less friendly to his agenda now.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: TNF on January 09, 2014, 12:42:44 pm
Dear Lord, 8 of the first 10 bills in the queue are TNF sponsored.

Which speaks volumes about how little the Federalists care about governing or passing anything of substance, of course.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: tmthforu94 on January 09, 2014, 01:44:48 pm
Dear Lord, 8 of the first 10 bills in the queue are TNF sponsored.

Which speaks volumes about how little the Federalists care about governing or passing anything of substance, of course.
lol


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: Vice President PiT on January 09, 2014, 09:37:24 pm
Dear Lord, 8 of the first 10 bills in the queue are TNF sponsored.

Which speaks volumes about how little the Federalists care about governing or passing anything of substance, of course.

     As opposed to how much you care about wasting the Senate's time with the same failed bills.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on March 04, 2014, 12:16:26 am
Quote from: Current
Article 5: Rules for Voting on Legislation, Changing of Votes and Veto Overrides
Section 1: Rules for Voting on Legislation
1. Once a senator calls for a vote on the legislation under consideration, per Clause 2 of Section 1 of Article 4, or once debate time expires, per clauses 3 and 4 of Section 1 of Article 4, the PPT shall open a vote on said legislation. This vote shall last for a maximum of seven (7) days during which time the Senators must vote. Any and all Senators who do not vote will be considered to have abstained for purposes of counting the votes. The PPT shall however list them separately from those senators that actually posted an abstention.

2. If needed, an injunction may be brought by a Senator to keep voting on the legislation under consideration open for another seventy-two (72) hours after which time the voting shall close. This injunction must be seconded by another Senator.

3. In the event that a final vote has started the PPT shall have the power to stop said vote if a proposed amendment to a piece of legislation, resolution or amendment has been missed. If other "special situations" arise requiring an end to a vote, the PPT may halt the vote. Upon doing so, the PPT shall also declare the commencement of a 72 hour objection period, during which any Senator may object to halting the vote and with the concurrence of 2/3rd's of the Senate, overturn the PPT's action.

Section 2: Rules on the Changing of Votes
1. Until a piece of legislation under consideration has garnered enough votes either to pass or fail, no Senator shall be prohibited from changing his or her vote on the legislation.

2. Following the garnering of enough votes to either pass or fail, the PPT shall announce this fact publicly on the debate/voting thread. All Senators shall have a period of time lasting twenty-four (24) hours after this announcement during which they shall not be prohibited from changing their votes on the legislation.

3. Following the expiration of this twenty-four (24) hour time period, the PPT shall publicly declare the vote total to be final and shall apply said vote total to the legislation. All Senators shall be prohibited from changing their votes on the legislation after this time.

4. Clauses 2 and 3 shall not apply in cases where no votes have been cast against a piece of legislation. In these cases, the PPT shall publicly declare the vote total to be final and shall apply said vote total to the legislation. All Senators shall be prohibited from changing their votes on the legislation after this time.

Section 3: Rules on Veto Overrides
1. If a piece of legislation is vetoed by the President, the original sponsor of the bill must let the PPT know publicly on the Senate floor within seventy-two (72) hours of the veto being placed whether he wishes to have a vote to override the veto. If he replies in the negative or fails to reply within the given time, the legislation will be withdrawn from the Senate floor.

2. Extensions to this time period may only be allowed by the PPT in case of a publicly announced absence from the forum.

3. Sections 1 and 2 of this Article shall apply in full to voting on a Veto Override, with this exception:

For the purposes of a Veto Override only, any Senator who Abstains from voting shall be counted as a vote Against the legislation under consideration.

4. Upon a piece of legislation being vetoed by the President, if the slot reserved for debating overrides is empty, that legislation shall be moved to that slot and a new piece of legislation, if available, shall be moved into the vacated slot; but if the slot reserved for debating overrides is occupied, then debate shall take place in its current slot and it shall remain there until said debate is concluded, even if the slot reserved for debating overrides should be vacated.

Section 5: Rules on Motions to Table
1. Any Senator can, during a period of debate, with the support of one other Senator, introduce a motion to table the legislation.

2. The PPT shall open a vote on the motion to table. This vote shall last for a maximum of two (2) days during which time the Senators must vote. Voting may be declared final at any time if the motion to table has been approved or rejected.

3. For the motion to table to pass, two thirds of those voting (excluding abstentions) must support the motion.

4. Tabled legislation shall be taken off the Senate floor.

Time to condense this down and shorten final vote times.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on March 04, 2014, 12:25:58 am
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Article 5: Rules for Voting on Legislation, Changing of Votes and Veto Overrides
Section 1: Rules for Voting on Legislation
1. Once a senator calls for a vote on the legislation under consideration, per Clause 2 of Section 1 of Article 4, or once debate time expires, per clauses 3 and 4 of Section 1 of Article 4, the PPT President of the Senateshall open a vote on said legislation. This vote shall last for a maximum of seven (7) five (5) days during which time the Senators must vote. Any and all Senators who do not vote will be considered to have abstained for purposes of counting the votes. The PPT shall however list them separately from those senators that actually posted an abstention. Any and all Senators who do not vote will be considered as abstention with regards to the vote count, but shall be listed seperately by the President of the Senate from those who posted an abstention.

2. If needed, an injunction may be brought by a Senator to keep voting on the legislation under consideration open for another seventy-two (72) hours after which time the voting shall close. This injunction must be seconded by another Senator.
 
3. In the event that a final vote has started the PPT President of the Senate shall have the power to stop said vote if a proposed amendment to a piece of legislation, resolution or amendment has been missed. If other "special situations" arise requiring an end to a vote, the PPT may halt the vote. Upon doing so, the PPT shall also declare the commencement of a 72 hour objection period, during which any Senator may object to halting the vote and with the concurrence of 2/3rd's of the Senate, overturn the PPT's action. In any other circumstance a vote may be halted prior to completion with a declaration of a 72 hours objection period upon doing so, during which an objection with the concurrence of 2/3rds of the Senate, shall overturn stopping the vote.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on March 04, 2014, 12:35:56 am
Quote from: Replacement for Section 2
4. No Senator shall be prohibited from changing his or her vote on the legislation during the vote, or during the 24 hour vote change period commenced when a bill has enough votes to pass or fail. This requirement shall not apply to cases where no votes votes have disented from the majority, in which case the vote shall be declared as final without such a vote change period being required.

5. Upon the completion of the 24 hour vote change period, Senators will be prohibited from changing their votes and the results will be declared as final by the President of the Senate.

6. Once a final vote has been concluded by the President of the Senate, he shall thus remove it from its slot and present it to the President for signature, veto or redraft. Upon doing so, he may bring up another piece of legislation and place it the vacated slot in accordance with Article 3 Section 2 of the OSPR.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on March 04, 2014, 12:45:28 am
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Section 3 2: Rules on Veto Overrides
1. If a piece of legislation is vetoed by the President, the original sponsor of the bill must let the PPT know publicly , if desired, request an override publically on the Senate floor within seventy-two (72) hours of the veto being placed whether he wishes to have a vote to override the veto of the President's veto having occured. If he replies in the negative or fails to reply within the given time, the legislation will be withdrawn from the Senate floor any subsequent request for an override on the same legislation will be denied.

2. Extensions to this time period may only be allowed by the PPT in case of a publicly announced absence from the forum , if such are conducted in accordance with the standards established in Article 12, Section 1.

3. Sections 1 and 2 of this Article shall apply in full to voting on a Veto Override, with this exception:

For the purposes of a Veto Override only, any Senator who Abstains from voting shall be counted as a vote Against the legislation under consideration.

4. Upon a piece of legislation being vetoed by the President, if the slot reserved for debating overrides is empty, that legislation shall be moved to that slot and a new piece of legislation, if available, shall be moved into the vacated slot; but if the slot reserved for debating overrides is occupied, then debate shall take place in its current slot and it shall remain there until said debate is concluded, even if the slot reserved for debating overrides should be vacated then subsequent proceedings following the veto will continue in the bill without a slot placement until the veto slot opens up again, in which it shall then be placed, or the final conclusion of such proceedings is attained.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on March 04, 2014, 12:52:03 am
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Section 3: Presidential Redraft and subsequent Proceedings:

1. The President of Atlasia shall have in the accordance with the Constitution, the opportunity to submit a redraft within the period allotted by the Constitution before which the bill shall become law automatically.

2. The proceedings for such shall be as established in the Constitution. These proceedings shall continue without slot placement until the completion of the proceedings as established under the Constitution.


About time we recognized this. And once final votes are over, redrafts and veto overrides shouldn't occupy slots for subsequent bills. WE have been proceeding as if this was the case anyone for a long time under many PPTs so we might as well revise the adherence of slots to end with the Final Votes.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on March 04, 2014, 12:56:32 am
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Section 5 4: Rules on Motions to Table
1. Any Senator can, during a period of debate, with the support of one other Senator, introduce a motion to table the legislation.

2. The PPT shall open a vote on the motion to table. This vote shall last for a maximum of two (2) days during which time the Senators must vote. Voting may be declared final at any time if the motion to table has been approved or rejected.

3. For the motion to table to pass, two thirds of those voting (excluding abstentions) must support the motion.

4. Tabled legislation shall be taken off the Senate floor.



Leaving this alone save for number change.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on March 04, 2014, 01:05:37 am
Quote from: Final OSPR Amendment Text
Article 5 of the OSPR is Amended in the following fashion:

Article 5: Rules for Voting on Legislation, Changing of Votes and Veto Overrides
Section 1: Rules for Voting on Legislation
1. Once a senator calls for a vote on the legislation under consideration, per Clause 2 of Section 1 of Article 4, or once debate time expires, per clauses 3 and 4 of Section 1 of Article 4, the PPT President of the Senateshall open a vote on said legislation. This vote shall last for a maximum of seven (7) five (5) days during which time the Senators must vote. Any and all Senators who do not vote will be considered to have abstained for purposes of counting the votes. The PPT shall however list them separately from those senators that actually posted an abstention. Any and all Senators who do not vote will be considered as abstention with regards to the vote count, but shall be listed seperately by the President of the Senate from those who posted an abstention.

2. If needed, an injunction may be brought by a Senator to keep voting on the legislation under consideration open for another seventy-two (72) hours after which time the voting shall close. This injunction must be seconded by another Senator.
 
3. In the event that a final vote has started the PPT President of the Senate shall have the power to stop said vote if a proposed amendment to a piece of legislation, resolution or amendment has been missed. If other "special situations" arise requiring an end to a vote, the PPT may halt the vote. Upon doing so, the PPT shall also declare the commencement of a 72 hour objection period, during which any Senator may object to halting the vote and with the concurrence of 2/3rd's of the Senate, overturn the PPT's action. In any other circumstance a vote may be halted prior to completion with a declaration of a 72 hours objection period upon doing so, during which an objection with the concurrence of 2/3rds of the Senate, shall overturn stopping the vote.

4. No Senator shall be prohibited from changing his or her vote on the legislation during the vote, or during the 24 hour vote change period commenced when a bill has enough votes to pass or fail. This requirement shall not apply to cases where no votes votes have disented from the majority, in which case the vote shall be declared as final without such a vote change period being required.

5. Upon the completion of the 24 hour vote change period, Senators will be prohibited from changing their votes and the results will be declared as final by the President of the Senate.

6. Once a final vote has been concluded by the President of the Senate, he shall thus remove it from its slot and present it to the President for signature, veto or redraft. Upon doing so, he may bring up another piece of legislation and place it the vacated slot in accordance with Article 3 Section 2 of the OSPR.


Article 5, Section 2 of the OSPR is hereby repealed to be consolidated in to Section 1 of same article.

Section 3 2: Rules on Veto Overrides
1. If a piece of legislation is vetoed by the President, the original sponsor of the bill must let the PPT know publicly , if desired, request an override publically on the Senate floor within seventy-two (72) hours of the veto being placed whether he wishes to have a vote to override the veto of the President's veto having occured. If he replies in the negative or fails to reply within the given time, the legislation will be withdrawn from the Senate floor any subsequent request for an override on the same legislation will be denied.

2. Extensions to this time period may only be allowed by the PPT in case of a publicly announced absence from the forum , if such are conducted in accordance with the standards established in Article 12, Section 1.

3. Sections 1 and 2 of this Article shall apply in full to voting on a Veto Override, with this exception:

For the purposes of a Veto Override only, any Senator who Abstains from voting shall be counted as a vote Against the legislation under consideration.

4. Upon a piece of legislation being vetoed by the President, if the slot reserved for debating overrides is empty, that legislation shall be moved to that slot and a new piece of legislation, if available, shall be moved into the vacated slot; but if the slot reserved for debating overrides is occupied, then debate shall take place in its current slot and it shall remain there until said debate is concluded, even if the slot reserved for debating overrides should be vacated then subsequent proceedings following the veto will continue in the bill without a slot placement until the veto slot opens up again, in which it shall then be placed, or the final conclusion of such proceedings is attained.

Section 3: Presidential Redraft and Subsequent Proceedings:

1. The President of Atlasia shall have in the accordance with the Constitution, the opportunity to submit a redraft within the period allotted by the Constitution before which the bill shall become law automatically.

2. The proceedings for such shall be as established in the Constitution. These proceedings shall continue without slot placement until the completion of the proceedings as established under the Constitution.


Section 5 4: Rules on Motions to Table
1. Any Senator can, during a period of debate, with the support of one other Senator, introduce a motion to table the legislation.

2. The PPT shall open a vote on the motion to table. This vote shall last for a maximum of two (2) days during which time the Senators must vote. Voting may be declared final at any time if the motion to table has been approved or rejected.

3. For the motion to table to pass, two thirds of those voting (excluding abstentions) must support the motion.

4. Tabled legislation shall be taken off the Senate floor.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on May 04, 2014, 10:02:04 am
Considering that by the time we do finish the healthcare debate, we will probably all be driven insane, I am going to start again the Mental Health Reform effort. Since we never did get that CSS thing worked out, I am probably going to skip whaT I planned to be part two and instead dive right to number three which deals with changes in the field, research, education of the practicing doctors and care givers, dispersal of said research to said doctors, educating the public and of course encouraging new people to enter the profession.

Also will include new procedures for veterans, homeless, children and so forth though some of this was already addressed in the first part a few months ago. My main effort would be to amend that to incporate changes made with the Feburary Healthcare modernization thing since it was passed subsequently.

Lastly, providing care in the provider "desserts" as they are called. I watched a political program and heard something about Teletherapy, using technology to put a profession in touch with a patient, even at great distance. This needs to be looked at as an option.

Also, if you any questions about this or other things, I will do my best to answer them in a timely manner (by which I mean August :P).



Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on May 10, 2014, 08:58:22 am
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Section I: Infrastructure Reforms

1. Reforms in the Profession -
To faciliate a systemic review of the psychiatric and psychological professions, the Mental Health Practices Review Board shall be established, within the Agency for Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services.
                  a. The purposes of this board is to review the impact of all current treatments and practices with regards to the treatment of and response to patients undergoing mental health treatment (defined below), as it pertains to the prompting promoting of a general societal stigmatization of such patients.
                  b. The Board shall propose a set of recommendations to avoid and reduce the impact of the actions of those in the profession as it relates to the stigmatization, with an aim towards improving and refining current practices to achieve said result.
                  c. The Board shall be composed of members selected from amongst the profession within each region by their respective Community Health Partnerships with the aid of the respective nationwide organizations of psychiatric, psychological, and other professionals such as the Atlasian Psychiatric Association, Atlasian Medical Association and others as determined by said Community Health Partnerships. 
                 d. A mental health patient shall be defined as to include anyone who is suffering from a disorder that arises to the level of disrupting the person's life and necessitating treatment.

2. - Applying Electronic Medical Records to Child-Adult Services Transition -
The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality in the Department of Internal Affairs, shall seek to create a strategy to implement Electronic Health Records in the areas of Mental Health, especially with regards to the transition of patients from children to adult mentle mental health programs.
               a. The Department shall have until August 1st, 2013, October 1st, 2013 to compose said strategy with the help of the Game Moderator.
               b. The strategy shall take no more then one year to implement the necessary changes.
               c.  If the need shall arise, the Secretary of Internal Affairs shall, with the aid of the Game Moderator, inform the Senate of necessary legislative changes in order to facilitate the necessary changes to acheive this desired results.

3. - Expanding/Improving Mental Health Care Facilities and Providers
               a. $25 20 billion shall be appropriated over the next five years to the agency for Health Resources & Services Administration within the Deptarment of Internal Affairs to build and/or expand comprehensive mental health care treatment facilities (as defined by institutions that offer counseling, therapy, managed care, medication management, psychiatrist services, licensed clinical social work services, peer supports, and substance abuse treatment) so as to reduce the deficit of available resources in the federally designated Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas and other areas of pressing concern as indentifed by the agency in question.
                     1. $7 billion shall be appropriated annually for the purpose of then maintaining any facilities built
                     2. $3 billion shall be appropriated annually for the maintenance costs of any expanded facilities.
               b. Working through the Secretary of Internal Affairs, the previous agencies are authorized to form partnerships with Regional and Local Governments, as well as non-profit groups to provide further resources, and maximize the number of facilities, established in Clause b, that can be built and then maintained. These partnerships may also work to establish Programs of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) and assisted out-patient care programs to further reduce number of patients requiring in patient care with particular focus on the Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas. $500 million dollars shall be appropriated to the agencies to provide funds to cover a percentage of the costs of these programs, in conjunction with Regional, Local and/or non-profit groups to fund the total amount.
               c. The agency for Health Resources & Services Administration above shall work in concert with the agency for Healthcare Research & Quality to ensure that all facilities and community programs receiving federal money wholly or as part of one of the above partnerships establiced in sub clause c, are of high quality and meet rigourous standards that shall be established by the agency for Healthcare Research & Quality to ensure the both the quality of the equipment and the treatment the patients are receiving.
              d. Any misused funds or cases of failure to follow established guidelines, shall result in the SoIA pulling federal funding until such abuses are corrected. Any instances of direct physical or mental abuse directed towards the patients shall be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
             e. If funds remain unused at the end of the year or otherwise cannot be effectively distributed they shall be returned to the General Fund. At the end of each year the Secretary shall report on progress towards acheiving the above objectives and recommend necessary legislative changes to further resolve remaining deficits in mental health care facilities and resources.


I'll start from here.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Press Conference: READ THIS DAMN THREAD!!! >:()
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on May 10, 2014, 10:18:06 am
http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=181417.0


http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=185030.msg4057935#msg4057935

Gonna need these two.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Release: Duke Takes Another Stab at Unemployment)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on May 21, 2014, 05:09:19 pm
Quote from: Press Release
Back in February, the administration led a bipartisan effort to create a territorial corporate tax code.

Just a few weeks ago, the President signed into a law the first ever cut in the healthcare payroll tax since it was hiked to cover the exorbinant costs of the original Fritzcare law.

Now joining with a coalition of DRs, Federalists and People Party Members, the President has signed into law the Long-Term Unemployment Relief Act. This bill, the product of a long debate, creates a payroll tax holiday for the long-term unemployed, fixes a glaring contract law issue in the FLSA of 2013 and restores the previous minimum wage statute of $12.50 indexed to inflation.

Working with the President, we will continue to fight for these and other proposals to create jobs and and improve the economy, with projects presently in the works on education, energy, healthcare and many other issues.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Honoring Memorial Day and Important Remembrances)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on May 26, 2014, 07:50:32 pm
OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON MEMORIAL DAY

It is important to remember to not forget those that have suffered loss and sacrificed greatly through the years to secure for us the freedoms that we enjoy and take for granted each and every day. This extends to our veterans both who have served in combat and peace time, as well as those who serve as our nation's first responders such as our firefighters and police forces. We also must be mindful of the public servants and especially those without whom our country would be weaker and its people less safe, including our those who work hard as our teachers, doctors and scientists.

Taking in account the vital roles that are played by those people to our nation is absolutely critical for those who make our laws and lead our country. It means for instance that veterans must not be forgotten in whatever healthcare law we eventually pass, and that we adopt a policy overall that reduces healthcare inflation and promotes overall wellness so that we can best assist those who in poverty, those who suffer from mental illness and especially those who have served our country; that our education policy should maintain rigor even as it rewards and provides the necessary resources for those teachers who take on the toughest positions in our most challenged schools, ensuring an equal chance to succeed regardless of race, gender, orientation or socio-economic status; and also that we maintain a policy that seeks to keep the peace but is ready to defend our country once necessary with adequate levels of support and resources, even whilst avoiding waste and abuse that typically has run unchecked in defenses budgeting.

Take time today to consider those relatives, friends and even complete strangers who have sacrificed for you over the years and let us committ to not forgetting about them on the other three hundred and sixty-three days of the year that are not Memorial Day and Veteran's Day.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (D-Day: The Day that Saved the World)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on June 06, 2014, 09:08:00 pm
OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON D-DAY 70th Anniversary MEMORIAL


It is important to acknowledge those brave souls who risked all and sacrificed much to open the Western Front against Hitler's evil empire of darkness this day seventy years ago. There were at least three turning points in World War Two, maybe even four or five that are just as critical and deserve equal consideration in my view, one of which also occured in early June. That would of course be the Battle of Midway in the Pacfic in 1942. The Battle for Moscow in late 1941/42 and Stalingrad in 1942/43, as well as that of El Alamein in North Africa were all critical victories, that could have resulting in war going very differently if they they had occured differently.

D-Day, or more specifically the invasion of Normandy (since there were numerous D-Days), was different because unlike the others it marked the beginning as opposed to merely a battle for survival like the others. Midway could have set the US back three years if its Carriers were destroyed, The Soviet Union could have been severely weakened if either Moscow or Stalingrad had fell and a loss of Egypt to Rommel would have litterally cleaved the world in half by giving the Germans the Suez Canal and the Middle Eastern Oil.

Once a Western front had been established, it was only a matter of time before the vice closed in on Nazi Germany and the war in Europe would be over. There would be setbacks and obstacles, not to mention numerous casualties over the course of the next eleven months, but Victory was no longer a question of if, but when.

Before any troops landed on the beaches, the Navy was called upon to bombard the coast. Before the bombardment, three divisions of Airborne Infantry were dropped behind enemy lines and before they could be dropped, hundreds of pathfinders had to be dropped to illuminate the drop zones for them first. Air power was called upon to smash the railheads and supply lines as well as bomb coastal defenses in the days preceding the attack. Going back years, the Luftwaffe had to be wiped out as well as the German U-boat presence so that supplies could be massed for the invasion, a massive feat of coordination, organization and administrative skill rendered by General Dwight Eisenhower (Go Jayhawks!!! :)), and intelligence operation that successfully utilized the German fascination with General Patton to misdirect the Germans into assuming the invasion would be Pas de Calais.

With the Germans expecting the invasion to be at high tide, in perfect weather and across the narrow twenty miles or so between Dover and Calais, they were not prepared for an invasion across the 120 miles to Normandy, at low tide and in marginal weather conditions. Even with so much good luck, the task was not easy nor the sacrifices of born by the Allied Armed Forces light by any means. Several mistakes were made, paratroopers got scattered but managed to come together in ad-hoc formations to achieve the necessary objectives, capturing certain key bridges, blowing up others, disrupting communications and forcing the Germans to keep an eye on their backs whilst the landing forces approached the beaches. The air and naval bombardments were often over shot the targets and left the several key sectors on Omaha and Sword (I think though it might have been Gold I get them confused), that poured down destructive machine gun and artillery fire on the landing forces. Rangers endured intense fighting as they scaled the cliff at Point Du Hoc to destroy guns that weren't there and only after finding them later were they then destroyed.

Yet at the end of the day, the Allies had secured an wide beach head and were able to start pouring in millions of reinforcements and a massive amount of supplies and logistical support even as the German high command still considered it a diversion and still expected Patton to land a massive Army Group in Calais, an Army Group that consisted of wooden tanks and fake trucks. The heroism and bravery of thousands of Atlasians, Canadians, British, French, Poles, Czechs and numerous others who fought to protect or restore the freedom of their people had broken a massive gaping hole in Hitler's Atlantic Wall, through which these forces poured through and set Western Europe on the path to liberation.

We must never forget the sacrfices of those who fought there, nor at Midway, Stalingrad or any of the other battles accross the group, nor those civilians who fough on the home front or in the occupied countries fough and died with the resistance, nor finally those who perished at the hands of the Nazi quest for racial supremacy through the Holocaust.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (D-Day: The Day that Saved the World)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on June 14, 2014, 10:30:09 am
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Article 3: Rules on Legislation Introduction and Reintroducing Expired Legislation
Section 1: Rules on Legislation Introduction

5. If the PPT determines that a piece of legislation addresses two or more divorced subjects, he may, in a public post on the Legislation Introduction thread, remove said legislation from the Senate floor, strike any Sections from said legislation that deal with unrelated subjects, or split said legislation into multiple pieces of legislation which deal with only one subject individually. The sponsoring Senator of the legislation shall have seventy-two (72) hours to challenge this action in a public post, and with the concurrence of two-thirds (2/3) of office-holding Senators in the affirmative (excluding the PPT), may override the actions of the PPT.

Section 2: Rules on Introducing Legislation to the Senate Floor
4. In the case of legislation introduced that is claimed by the PPT to address forum affairs that has at least one piece of legislation in front of it in the queue, senators shall have seventy-two (72) hours to challenge this action in a public post, and with the concurrence of two-thirds (2/3) of office-holding Senators in the affirmative (excluding the PPT), may override the actions of the PPT.

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Article 4: Rules on Senate Debate and Amendment(s) to Legislation
Section 2: Rules on Amendment(s)
1. During the course of debate on legislation, any sitting Senator may offer amendments to the legislation. The President of the Senate may remove amendments from consideration that are functionally impractical, frivolous, directly unconstitutional, or lack clear intent regarding the changes to be made. The amendment sponsor shall have 24 hours to object to the decision and may overturn the action with the concurrence of 1/3rd of his fellow Senators. Unless stated otherwise in the amendment, components of the underlying legislation not referenced in an amendment will remain unchanged

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Article 5: Rules for Voting on Legislation, Changing of Votes and Veto Overrides
Section 1: Rules for Voting on Legislation
3. In the event that a final vote has started the President of the Senate shall have the power to stop said vote if a proposed amendment to a piece of legislation, resolution or amendment has been missed. In any other circumstance, the President of the Senate may halt a vote prior to completion, but must allow 72 hours for objections to the halt. If such an objection is filed, the President of the Senate shall administer a vote, open for no longer than 72 hours but no less than 24 barring unanimity in a majority, and shall proceed with the halt only with the consent of 2/3 of the Senate.

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Article 8: Rules on the Overriding of Sections of this Procedural Resolution
Section 1
1. Only the PPT and the President of the Senate, acting in unison publicly on the Senate floor, can override these specific provisions (stated below) in this Procedural Resolution:

a. Article 3, Section 2, Clauses 1 through 5
b. Article 4, Section 1, Clause 1
c. Article 4, Section 3, Clause 1
d. Article 6, Section 2, Clause 1
2. Any Senator shall have seventy-two (72) hours from such a public statement by the PPT and the President of the Senate to call for a resolution in the Senate to overrule the PPT and the President of the Senate in the use of powers designated by Clause 1 of this Article, if any Senator considers their decision to be on infringement of the intention of this resolution.

3. If this resolution passes by a two-thirds (2/3) vote in the affirmative (excluding the PPT), this joint action by the PPT and the President of the Senate shall be overruled.

4. If the PPT or the President of the Senate has publicly announced absence from the Senate or is absent from the Atlas Forum in general for a period longer than seven (7) days, then the powers provided by Clause 1 of this Article may be applied by the PPT or the President of the Senate in conjunction a simple majority vote in approval by the Senate at large.

5. The purpose of this Article is to provide for situations where a particular piece of legislation is of utmost National importance and requires an immediate debate and vote by the Senate at the soonest possible instance, and also in situations where any legislation under consideration is being blocked from receiving a cloture vote by a group of Senators. It is also designed to provide some checks and balances to the power of the PPT and/or the President of the Senate in the realm of Legislation Introduction and debate.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (D-Day: The Day that Saved the World)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on June 14, 2014, 10:31:35 am
The very least the cross references in the last secton listed above needed to be updated.

I think there could be a way to remove Section 8 or at the very least significantly reduce it as it has rarely been invoked.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (D-Day: The Day that Saved the World)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on June 14, 2014, 10:33:07 am
I think I will start with this one though:
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Section 2: Rules on Introducing Legislation to the Senate Floor
1. The PPT will designate each piece of legislation debate time on the Senate Floor in the order of which it is posted in the Legislation Introduction thread.

2. There shall be fifteen slots available for debating legislation on the Senate floor. Of these slots, five shall be available for any purpose; one shall be available for any purpose except the debating of Amendments to the Constitution; three shall be available only for legislation that the President of the Senate considers to be related to forum affairs or emergency legislation which can be introduced pursuant to Article 8, Section 1 of this resolution; two shall be available for any piece of legislation, regardless of its location in the queue, at the President of the Senate's discretion; one shall be available for debating veto overrides pursuant to Article 5, Section 3; one shall be available for legislation related to foreign policy and international affairs; and two shall be available for bills submitted for the Senate's consideration by the President or Vice President.

3. In the event that one Senator has introduced four or more bills is succession, and another Senator has introduced another bill subsequent to the Senator, the PPT shall place no more than three of the original Senator's bills on the Senate floor at a time. Emergency legislation, considered as such by the PPT and placed in either the Emergency slots, or the PPT slot if they are occupied, shall be exempted from this limitation.

4. In the case of legislation introduced that is claimed by the PPT to address forum affairs that has at least one piece of legislation in front of it in the queue, senators shall have seventy-two (72) hours to challenge this action in a public post, and with the concurrence of two-thirds (2/3) of office-holding Senators in the affirmative (excluding the PPT), may override the actions of the PPT.

5. Pursuant to Clauses 1 and 2 of this Section, legislation may only be introduced on the Senate floor by the PPT after another piece of legislation currently on the Senate floor is either:

a. signed into law by the President or simply becomes law (by executive inaction for seven (7) days).
b. in case of a Bill or Resolution, rejected by a majority of the Senate after a vote is called.
c. in the case of a Amendment to the Constitution, rejected by more than one-third (1/3) of the Senate.
d. 72 hours after a motion to withdraw by the original sponsor or after a motion to assume sponsorship has failed unanimous consent.
6. If the Senate has formally approved an Amendment to the Constitution, legislation may only be introduced after the PPT has posted a thread notifying the Governors of the Senate's approval of the Amendment in question.



Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (D-Day: The Day that Saved the World)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on June 14, 2014, 10:43:21 am
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Section 2: Rules on Introducing Legislation to the Senate Floor
1. The PPT will designate each piece of legislation debate time on the Senate Floor in the order of which it is posted in the Legislation Introduction thread, this requirement shall not apply to the Forum Affairs/Emergency, President of Senate's Discretion, Foreign Policy and Executive Agenda slots.

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5. Pursuant to Clauses 1 and 2 of this Section, legislation may only be introduced on the Senate floor by the PPT President of the Senate after another piece of legislation currently on the Senate floor is either sent to the President for executive action, rejected at vote or withdrawn in accordance with the rules for such. If a constitutional Amendment has passed the Senate, the President of the Senate may bring another piece of legislation to the floor in its slot, once he has informed the Regional Executives of the said Amendment's passage. :

a. signed into law by the President or simply becomes law (by executive inaction for seven (7) days).
b. in case of a Bill or Resolution, rejected by a majority of the Senate after a vote is called.
c. in the case of a Amendment to the Constitution, rejected by more than one-third (1/3) of the Senate.
d. 72 hours after a motion to withdraw by the original sponsor or after a motion to assume sponsorship has failed unanimous consent.
6. If the Senate has formally approved an Amendment to the Constitution, legislation may only be introduced after the PPT has posted a thread notifying the Governors of the Senate's approval of the Amendment in question.




2 and 3 look good and 4 I wan to deal with seperately as I listed it above.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (D-Day: The Day that Saved the World)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on June 19, 2014, 02:07:04 am
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Article 8: Rules on the Overriding of Sections of this Procedural Resolution
Section 1
1. Only the PPT and the President of the Senate, acting in unison publicly on the Senate floor, can override these specific provisions (stated below) in this Procedural Resolution:

a. Article 3, Section 2, Clauses 1 through 5
b. Article 4, Section 1, Clause 1
c b. Article 4, Section 3 2, Clause 1
d c. Article 6, Section 2, Clause 1
2. Any Senator shall have seventy-two (72) hours from such a public statement by the PPT and the President of the Senate to call for a resolution in the Senate to overrule the PPT and the President of the Senate in the use of powers designated by Clause 1 of this Article, if any Senator considers their decision to be on infringement of the intention of this resolution following the joint public action to post an objection to the rule(s) being overriden.

3. If this resolution passes by a two-thirds (2/3) vote in the affirmative (excluding the PPT), the Senate concurs with the objection, this joint action by the PPT and the President of the Senate shall be overruled.

4. If the PPT or the President of the Senate has publicly announced absence from the Senate or is absent from the Atlas Forum in general for a period longer than seven (7) days, then the powers provided by Clause 1 of this Article may be applied by the PPT or the President of the Senate in conjunction a simple majority vote in approval by the Senate at large.

5. The purpose of this Article is to provide for situations where a particular piece of legislation is of utmost National importance and requires an immediate debate and vote by the Senate at the soonest possible instance, and also in situations where any legislation under consideration is being blocked from receiving a cloture vote by a group of Senators. It is also designed to provide some checks and balances to the power of the PPT and/or the President of the Senate in the realm of Legislation Introduction and debate.

Seriously though, we could just expand UC to nominees and amendments and 90% of this could be eliminated.  


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (D-Day: The Day that Saved the World)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on June 19, 2014, 02:09:41 am
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Article 6: Rules on Presidential Nominations
[edit] Section 1: General Statements on Nominees
1. From time to time, various nominations may be made by the President requiring the advice and consent of the Senate for approval.

2. These nominations may be brought to the floor of the Senate immediately by the PPT and may skip the processes dealing with Legislation Introduction, as so laid out in Article 3 of this Resolution.

3. Nominees under consideration specifically do not count towards the restrictions laid out towards in Article 3, Section 2, Clause 2 in limiting the amount of legislation on the Senate floor at one time.

[edit] Section 2: Rules on Senate Debate of Nominees
1. For each Presidential nomination, the PPT must give each Nominee under consideration an amount of debate and question time in front of the Senate of no less than twenty-four (24) hours and no greater than seventy-two (72) hours.

2. If debate and questions with regards to the Nominee under consideration have halted for longer than twenty-four (24) hours, any Senator may call for a motion to vote on the presumptive Nominee.

3. After seventy-two (72) hours time, debate and question time shall cease, and the PPT must call for a vote on the Nominee under consideration.

4. If needed, an injunction may be brought by a Senator to keep debate and question time on the Nominee under consideration open for another forty-eight (48) hours, after which time the debate and question time shall end for good and a vote shall be called. This injunction must be seconded by another Senator.

[edit] Section 3: Rules for Voting on Nominees and the Changing of Votes
1. Once a motion has been brought to bring the Nominee under consideration to a vote or debate and question time has publicly ended, the PPT shall open a vote on said Nominee. This vote shall last for a maximum of five (5) days during which time the Senators must vote. Any and all Senators who do not vote will be considered to have abstained.

2. If needed, an injunction may be brought by a Senator to keep voting on the Nominee under consideration open for another forty-eight (48) hours after which time the voting shall close. This injunction must be seconded by another Senator.

3. Until a Nominee under consideration has garnered enough votes to pass or fail, no Senator shall be prohibited from changing his or her vote on the Nominee. Once said Nominee has garnered enough votes to pass or fail, all Senators who have voted will be prohibited from changing their votes.



Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (D-Day: The Day that Saved the World)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on June 19, 2014, 02:18:05 am
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Article 6 of the OSPR is repealed in full and replaced with the following text:

Article 6: Rules on Nominees
1. Once a nomination is made by the President, it shall be brought to the floor immediately by the President of the Senate without any of the Article 3 Restrictions on legislation introduction applying.

2. Nominees shall be questions for at least 24 and not more than 72 hours. If 72 hours has elapsed or prior to that if questioning has ceased for 24 hours, then a vote shall be started by the President of the Senate. An injunction may be offered, with the second of another Senator, extending this time by 48 hours, after which a vote must be started.

3. The vote shall last for a maximum of five days during which Senators must vote, and those who do not, will be considered as having abstained. An injunction may be brought, with the second of another Senator to extend this time by 48 hours, after which the vote must be concluded. No Senator shall be prohibited from voting until after the nominee has received enough votes to pass or fail confirmation, at which point vote changes shall be prohibited.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (D-Day: The Day that Saved the World)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on June 19, 2014, 02:22:15 am
On the other hand extending UC would be worthless because it takes 24hrs for objections and the minimum debate/question time for amendments and Nominees is only 24 hours.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Healthcare Statement)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on July 02, 2014, 04:45:53 am
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Last week we went from having no text with which to reform healthcare on Sunday to having a bill passed and signed into law on Friday morning as I recall, certainly a record setting performance relative the importance of the measure, and its size as well. I wish to thank El Presidente AHDuke99 for his support and assistance in crafting the law as well as the critical contributions from Senator shua, which made the key aspects of various sections functional. I also wish to thank Senator Lumine for his assistance with crafting the final text and also key roles provided by Secretary of External Affairs and Vice President and Secretary of Internal Affairs Cincinnatus, whose dire warning about time set the wheels in motion. I also thank Senators DC al Fine, Goldwater and TyriontheImperialist for lending their support. Before I forget, I should also thank former President Averroes Nix for his unbeknownst assistance in the form of explaining various agencies present in his Cabinet Restructuring Act of last summer.

The Reforming Public Health Care act is a substantial reform that resolves most of the problems plaguing our public healthcare system. On that I should note that whilt substantial in its addressing of such, it is narrowly focused on that solely to the exclusion of other aspects of health policy such as laws on liability, doctors, and prescription drugs, all of which and more such as the areas of Mental Health will need further work and more legislation. This approach was necessitated by the length of a text needed and a desire to not get bogged down in tangentially related items.

The Act transforms Fritzcare (ANHC) into a market competiting public option and creates regional exchanges in which it is required to be offered. Act also contains provisions to subsize the poor and limits the out of pocket expenses, as well as to ensure that preventative care is maintained as free. It also contains previsions ensuring care to our veterans and active duty military personel, our Seniors and those with pre-existing conditions, including of course those with mental illnesses through the risk pools including in ANHC. Finally I will note the presence of a savings option to allow people to save up the cost of the significantly limited but still present co-pays and deductibles.

The bill contains in it a regional component that allows for the Regional law making functionaries to determined whether or not there is any competition to ANHC in their region's exchange as well as what forms that competition may manifest itself in. A few days ago I contacted all such responsible officials in the IDS Gov't and encouraged them to beging looking at various options and I am pleased to note that His Imperial Highness, Supreme God-like Being, Tsar Emperor and Autocrat of all the Southerners, Scott, has announced a proposal for our glorious region, the Imperial Domion of the South. I look forward to assisting His Imperial Hignhess and any members of the Imperial Legislature in the crafting of such proposals to ensure their compliance with the act in question as well as all other Federal law.

I would also encourage the other regional executives and their legislative chambers to begin formulating options and presenting proposals for consideration as well. There is a multitude of options to potentially provide in the exchanges alongside ANHC.  


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Healthcare Statement)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on August 18, 2014, 04:22:30 pm
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Last Saturday I had the unforunate displeasure of having to withdraw from the election for PPT. It was not my preference to drop out of a race in such a manner, but it is unfortunately the case that managing the Senate would be virtually impossible for the next few weeks as my access to the internet will be reduced to just two or three times a week for the foreseable future. I would have preferred a more fitting circumstance of one where I had a complete choice, and such was not the case here for my present circumstances forced the decision to withdraw.

I do have confidence that TNF can be a good PPT, but the question of whether he will or not is an entirely different manner. The role of impartial administrator is not a natural one for TNF nor will the transformation of the position into something that it has not been for at least five years under multiple PPTs both right and left, but into something that is more suited to his style find anything but disappointment and discouragement for all those involved in the Senate including I would wager, himself. There are many Laborite Senators who are more suited to the position as it has been constituted and I told the then Vice President Windjammer, that if Labor wanted the PPTship, they would be better off with bore, Tyrion or even Adam and let TNF continue as a policy leader something he is most skilled at. I can say from experience that service as PPT can be limiting, if for no other reason then time constraints, on the ability to craft and pass a legislative agenda.

I also will say that seeing as I now am out of the position can speak frankly, I think the desire on the part of some to transform the PPTship into something that it is not merely for the sake doing so, or to effect some real life false equivalency is a mistake. Some on the left have come to regard holding the PPTship as necessary to advance an agenda, or stop one from being blocked. I have never blocked a bill because of what side it come from and I have administered Senates that were rather left wing including presiding over the Senate that banned capital punishment or in the case of last year passed numerous pieces of TNF's legislation that I had issues with. This is probably because the first example of a PPT I witnessed was MasterJedi, and him being PPT did nothing to stop or prevent the passage of Fritzcare, which he opposed. He brought it up, administered it efficiently and effectively, and the vast majority of the Senate of passed what it wanted regardless of his personal views. People like MasterJedi, like bgwah, and many others with a long history of strongly held personal and political view have held the post in the past five years, yet have not fundamentally transformed the general character of the position or sought in an aggressive fashion to manipulate the existing rules to make it so, leaving the position what it is, an administrator who operates with minimal bias and the maximum amount of efficience and more often then not has elected PPTs far more based on merit then on politics or party. For most all of 2012, I was PPT and yet was the only IB (and also IHJ ;)) Senator in the chamber.   

There are some who have stated a belief that the transformation of the position into a partisan office will increase the competativeness of elections. Whilst this theory is understandable, it fails to account for the fact that the left has typically dominated the Senate more often then not and likely result of a partisan administration would be more often then not a partisan leftwing Senate administration as well. This would in turn mean that fewer Conservatives would be motivated to run and vote, not more, leading to less competativeness. While I am on this topic, I will acknowlege that old Nixy baby has recently crafted a complete overhaul of the rules. Hopefully, with the man whose era witnessed the end of Comprehensive Projects as a practical tool leading the charge, the chances of such an overhaul happening are good. However, I have not had a chance to review the details in full and I will be sure do just that. Nixy has long been a proponent of a partisan administration on the basis of the justification included of above, and whilst I have slipped some, I have not fallen so far as to let him slip such through in a giant overall. :P

This gets me to another point and I am pleased to hear that my old friend is now leading a charge on a separation of powers issues considering his past on the matter. I realize many, even in my own party were concerned about the role that now former Vice President Windjammer had taken on. I share that concern to some extent, but on the flip side, I worry that the reaction to this will turn back the clock and leave us back where we were before MaroDuke and before Nix/DemPGH when Vice Presidents ran for the office as a means to retire from Atlasia. The knowledge that Vice Presidents will have to be active participants has I think led to a change in the calculus made for VP selections and I think we can see that with Tyrion's selection, considering his background with OSPR amendments and rule changes. I will also be reviewing the rules proposal to ensure that the Vice President is maintained in an important capacity and an active one at that. I would say this that if the bicameral legislation were to go into effect, a scale back role for the VP with the Senate would be necessary since most have desired that he be a liason between the two chambers, between the PPT and a possible Speaker. This also concerns me because Nix's rules contain a Speakership for the Senate, and such would be out of place, particularly if we end up with a People's House, where a Speaker would be far more fitting. I should note at this point that Nix's original plan for post-consolidation was a unicameral twelve member legislation so I am not certain as to whether or not this is a subtle poke at the Bicameral proposals of Duke and Adam or if this fits into that matter of bicameralism at all. At the very least we should consider the potential now and thus minimize the needed rule changes if a bicameral system goes into effect.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Healthcare Statement)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on August 18, 2014, 04:23:34 pm
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I started the last one to be a short mentioned about recent events in the Senate regarding is rules and such but got carried out. This one will be shorter and will concern more the policy matters that have come before the SEnate, particularly since my postings in the individual threads have become less NC Yankee and more Goldwater (no offense man ;)).

First the Senate passage of the Bicameral Amendment is a good thing. I have not changed my views on Consolidation since I soured on the matter last November-December, but I applaud the passage of a framework for a post-consolidation gov't that suits most of my concerns and answers most of my questions. I like that the structure contains an all regional Senate and ensures the continued 50-50 balance of legislative interests. If Consolidation itself is hostile to regional interests, I am confident at least that the post-consolidation gov't does not add to that being so. I wish that more effort had been placed in the House's election methods and I fear we will struggle for some time on that should it ever go into effect. I think that the best method probably would have been some form of PR, but the public is firmly against that at this point and once it was realized, moving forward with a different option was unavoidable. I wouldn't be surprised should this come to be put into effect, that we end up changing from districts to that or back to At-Large for the second chamber at some point down the road.

Secondly, the recent passing of Robin Williams should not be ignored with regards to Atlasia. I am not quite sure how celebrity news works in the game but assume it happened unless Nappy has said otherwise. The other day on the news I heard about a phenomenon called suicide copy-cats and so I have introduced legislation to beef up the guidelines for media agencies to follow in coverage of such events. There is a difficult but critical balancing act because informing the public is essential to reducing stigma, but on the flip side the how of that informing process needs to be done with care and follow guidelines based on the best research in the field. I recall including this in the comprehrensive Mental Health bill, which failed just over a year ago (and yes I had planned to make a big fuss over the anniversary but losing my internet access forced me to drop such snarkiness in favor of bigger priorities like not becoming homeless) but I cannot recall if it was included in a subsequently passed bill or not. I am open to any revisions, or expansions if deemed appropriate once it comes to the Senate floor.

Lastly for now, I must touch on this issue of nationalizations since the esteemed former GM and alleged AG (:P) Simfan took issue with me "reluctant Nay" on the Power Bill. I want a system of locally opperated co-ops and preferably locally formed that can take advantage of recently deployed Smart Grid technoloy (Smart Grid Act something or other, its linked someone in the Public Fuel and Power Something or Other Thread), and thus provide competition to the privately owned companies that in many cases enjoy a monopoly like that of Duke-Energy Progress here in NC. I was thinking about this the other day, but technology has removed the monopoly of the phone companies. Many don't even have a landline and some use VoIP technology through companies like Vonage, using their broadband internet connections (because everyone has broadband surely ;). Technically speaking, I am "no longer on dial up". Lauging at the situation helps :(). Anyway, I am convinced, that with a Smart Grid already deployed by the Federal Government and with the Co-Op legislation of both Seatown and more recently TNF (both of which I supported), a complex federal power system like that in the public fuel and power act is unnecessary. What is needed are minor changes to the Smart Grid act and seed money to the Regions and local gov'ts as well as non-gov't organizations to encourage them to form Co-Ops. There is already a group in NC that is seeking alternatives in real life and it spans both right and left, so they surely exist in Atlasia.


I am sure some of what I have posted here will generate some coments and even criticisms. I appreciate that, but keep in mind, it could be a "considerable while" before I have time to answer them all. Fortunately my neighbor's internet is DSL, but you can only squeeze so much into thirty to forty-five minutes twice or three times a week. :P


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Healthcare Statement)
Post by: Averroës on August 18, 2014, 04:43:49 pm
Let me reassure everyone: My re-write of the rules would not introduce partisan administration to the Senate.

The goal of the revision is to allow the Senate to operate mostly as it has, but with a more easily understood set of guidelines. Where it includes significant changes  - such as reducing the number of bills under debate at a single time, or clarifying the role of the President of the Senate1 - the goal of those changes is to make administering, following, and participating in Senate affairs more manageable.

I wrote the rules to be as robust as possible. For instance, if we amended the Constitution to change the number of Senators or the manner of their election, no changes would be necessary. But these rules were not designed as a component of any larger Game Reform™ package, and I did not consider any specific initiatives, such as last year's failed attempt at regional consolidation or the Bicameralism Amendment that just passed the Senate. The rules revision is compatible with either reforming the game or leaving it as it is.

1This is why Senate's chief officer would become the 'Speaker' rather than the PPT, but it really doesn't matter what it is called as long as its responsibilities are clear.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Healthcare Statement)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on August 18, 2014, 04:50:48 pm
Dude calm down.

I typed that up at Midnight without the ability to review the document. I have saved it to a flash drive and will do so later tonight.

Keep in mind this is all being done remotely now.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Healthcare Statement)
Post by: Averroës on August 18, 2014, 05:02:09 pm
You raised a question, and I provided a straightforward answer... I'm not sure what about that merits "calming down." All I ask is that you read it.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Healthcare Statement)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on August 18, 2014, 05:57:36 pm
You raised a question, and I provided a straightforward answer... I'm not sure what about that merits "calming down." All I ask is that you read it.

You seemed rather defensive, man. :P

I will read it later tonight. I wanted to save it on Saturday so that I could so but I ran out of time.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Healthcare Statement)
Post by: Averroës on August 18, 2014, 06:32:23 pm
You raised a question, and I provided a straightforward answer... I'm not sure what about that merits "calming down." All I ask is that you read it.

You seemed rather defensive, man. :P

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Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Healthcare Statement)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on August 21, 2014, 02:49:23 pm
I have reviewed the text and naturally as you would image, I have a number of concerns.

One the unnecessary name change from threads to slots could serve to create confusion, but more so it is a more restrictive approach in general not just with fewer avenues to get stuff on the floor, particularly the elimination of the executive and FP slots, but also the wording could leave a thread blocked for seven days allotted for vetoes or redrafts by the President. At present these are moved off the slot immediately and are dealt with off slot for redrafts or moved to the override slot if an override is present.

Also the override provisions are a license to commit murder and it removes the leash on expulsion rules based on competence and absenteeism meaning the Feds and Labor could gang up on Shua/Spiral and vote them forcing a special they would be disadvantaged in amongst other rather horrible posssiblities. Also the vote times seem to be randomly switched around between Amendments and final votes.

These things must be addressed in order to gain my support.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Healthcare Statement)
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on August 27, 2014, 06:12:02 pm
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A Letter to Senator NC Yankee

The Reality Or Nothing organisation has placed you on its official target list. You have failed to stand up to the Communist menace because you are a weak and cowardly man, more interested in maintaining your long and sordid political career than in providing much needed opposition to the Communist government. You grovel and simper when you should be fighting back and trying to turn the tide. This is not acceptable. As such, we intend to assassinate you. But first, and to let you know that we are serious, we intend to kill the downtown whore that you have taken to claiming - at social functions at least - as your wife. Civilian deaths are regrettable, but the Communists must be resisted at all costs. Your failure to resist leaves your life as forfeit.

Yours Sincerely,

The Central Committee of the Reality Or Nothing organisation


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Healthcare Statement)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 06, 2014, 07:19:47 pm
Mr. Worf,


FIRE!

I wish Arturo hadn't left. At least Jbrase can appreciate this if no one else. :P


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Healthcare Statement)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 06, 2014, 07:21:21 pm
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I just want to say before the current Suicide Copy-cat act thing, that I am grateful for the productive involvement of Senator Cranberry (purely coincidental but I seem to be eating a loaf cake with cranberries in it as I type this), and the patience of Comrade PPT TNF in allowing me a chance to get back on the internet (through my neighbors, If I actually had my actual internet restored, lets just say Yank's Front would be rockin all night. Would need the police on speed dial ;)) before he proceeded to a vote.

Though I must express one last time my disappointment by the response from when the bill hit the floor. I must also say that the approach taken by some, particularly with regards to the title demonstrate just much people are at a loss for comprehending this issue and have thus fallen for the obvious mistaken approach, one that I tried (though in brief) to point out with my opening post in the thread.

You cannot, I repeat you cannot solve or improve the situation with regards to the mental health by silence. Removing Robin Williams from the bill title will gain nothing in suicide prevention and to claim its presence is counter-productive illustrate the backwards approach to this issue. Unless you plan to censor all our media and purge all mention of the celebrity or at least the means of his departure, the dissemination of the knowledge of what happened is going to be thorough regardless of the Bill title. Instead, honoring his memory by addressing the issue, and using the general public awareness that his loss has created to do aid in that educating and informing process is not only going to be more effective, but is more in tune with a full understanding of the issue. Avoiding of discussion, is what creates the very stigma we need to reduce and even more so, helps create the very assumption that underlies many suicides, that of solitude and that of them feeling alone in their pain. We need discussion, we need information, we need education and we most certainly need to convey that in fact you are not alone. There is one justifiable objection to the title and were it merely on that grounds it would have been perfectly fine and that is out of respect for the privacy of the actor and his family. Were such the only motivation given, I would not have had a problem, hell I would have been rather gung ho about its being changed rather then reluctantly accepting it for the sake of moving forward.

This is a complex issue and it is clearly one that Atlasia struggles with and that is because the initial reaction is often wrong if you are not familiar with the issue and it is with exceeding rareness that anybody asks first and shoots second here. :P

Fortunately, I never give up. >:D (How long a distance would you walk to put up with this? :P)



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I am soon going to attempt to construct a federal legislative act that advances my preferred approach to reforming the system of power utilies in a way that brings greater competition and not less. It is difficult to form some massie federal act on this because it is primarily going to be a local construction, therefore the the limite action required at the Federal level willc consist first of any necessary alterations to the Smart Grid Act. It may be necessary to spend some money on technology or research as well. Going from there, some administrative and procedural stuff through the SoIA, and possibly some as of yet unknown changes or additions to further facilitate the process may be realized to be necesssary to effect the result in question. With both the Smart Grid thing and the Co-op bills, a vast bulk of the ground work has already been laid and that in conjunction with the localized nature (meaning any region could even now pursue such), limit significantly the amount of action to be taken by Federal Gov't to achieve the desired aim, a competative power market.

I hope to contact some of our newer Senators on this matter, but correspondance is somewhat difficult for obvious reasons, particuarly of the detailed variety.

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As much as I hate the present situation, there appears to be nothing that I can do immediately. All I can say is that if things do not improve by the end of the month, I will not only have to retire from the Senate, but I may have to leave the game entirely for several months as I struggle to get things back on track.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Healthcare Statement)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 06, 2014, 07:24:22 pm
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A Letter to Senator NC Yankee

The Reality Or Nothing organisation has placed you on its official target list. You have failed to stand up to the Communist menace because you are a weak and cowardly man, more interested in maintaining your long and sordid political career than in providing much needed opposition to the Communist government. You grovel and simper when you should be fighting back and trying to turn the tide. This is not acceptable. As such, we intend to assassinate you. But first, and to let you know that we are serious, we intend to kill the downtown whore that you have taken to claiming - at social functions at least - as your wife. Civilian deaths are regrettable, but the Communists must be resisted at all costs. Your failure to resist leaves your life as forfeit.

Yours Sincerely,

The Central Committee of the Reality Or Nothing organisation


...its a Revolution I suppose. Well Paint it red, to fit right in...

Bring in on Welshman. >:D


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Healthcare Statement)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 12, 2014, 06:32:33 pm
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In the aftermath of the Ferguson situation, one issue of concern has arisen and a possible solution has as well. The former would of course be the militarization of the police forces, which on the day of the 911 anniversary, we must be mindful of the reason in large part for why this has come to be. On the other hand we must acknowledge the disturbing trend as well the distance it has served to create between both the public and the Police. We must ensure that we are continuing to provide the necessary resources for all our first responders including the police. However, we must also take measures to ensure that we are ensuring that our Police don't end up in a defacto war with our own people.

One solution to this is the possibility of filming all encounters between the Police and the Public. This provides a video record of all such encounters that can be reviewed to determined what happened, and thus protect civilians from Police brutality and the violations of procedures that can lead to such tragedies, whilst at the same time protect the Police from danger and discourage false claims of Police brutality. Where this has been implemented on a small scale, as in Palo Alto, California, there has been a substantial reduction on both counts to the tune of something like 80% - 85% with similar success in other localities that have tried it. Therefore I have introduce the Police Militarization and Civil Rights Act. I am open to negotiating the exact amount and period of time that such funding is to be redirected and since people seem to take issue with the titles of my bills, I am open to changing that as well. :P

When I first heard of this, my first concern though was one of privacy and was rather dubious at best as there definitely needs to be safeguards to ensure such is protected. At first I was rather skeptical but I came to the conclusion that if a Policemen's eyes are on you already, adding a camera does little to further reduce privacy but does provide an incentive for both sides of the encounter to act appropriately and ultimately ensure the protection of the civilian's civil rights in the process more than anything else. If I am not mistaken, even the ACLU is on board with these type of programs for much the same reason, though it was some weeks ago, so I might have heard wrong. I am open to what my colleagues think on how best to improve clause four to further remove any remaining concerns in this regard.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Statement on Police and Legislation)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 15, 2014, 07:05:16 pm
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I recently heard a story that our service men and women are facing intollerable wait times for their private vehicles to be shipped from their former posts to their current one. I know first hand what not having a vehicle can do, particularly when in places like where most of our bases are where there isn't as much public transportation (though this isn't as bad in Atlasia obviously). But for those who serve the country to be so limited, I find this disgraceful and therefore I am composing legislation that will seek to make the contract with a private company, a competative one and one that incentivizes both speed and quality of delivery to ensure that red tape is minimized and that the cars get delivered quickly and in tact. There will also be the need to make changes to Customs procedures to ensure these cases are expedited and quickly processed.


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Press Release - IDS Ratification of Federal Amendments and some other Federal Bills.

I have come to conclusion that one year and some change after Rimjob it is a mistake for the IDS to allocate the ability to ratify the amendments to the Federal Constitution, to the Imperial Legislature. I approve of us having the ability to do so, but feel it is not the right decision at this time. I understand that the hope is that it will generate interest in the elections,and either for the content of future amendments or for opposition to the mere act of having so allocated the responsibility, I hope that such is forthcoming at least as I desire for this region to survive and thrive.


Job Guarrantee Act - Nice to think about, but once again it promises to borrow and print trillions to obtain an elusive goal, if for no other reason than the means by which it will attempt to achieve such will render that the inevitable result. As I stated in the thread, the effect of this will be to move job creation from the private sector to the gov't and thus create few if any new jobs. On the other hand the massive inflation and interest rates created both now and down the road from such funding mechanisms as have been suggested would hamper the ability of business to get loans and expand, not to mention lead to massive countering job cuts for those that are gained.

Though I must say a job guarrantee sounds appealing on the surface if for no other reason than my present poverty. Of course the devil is in the details, and here at least, the facts do not have a liberal bias.

Energy Bill Thing - The Polnut bill I think not the other one. I am supportive of this or at least parts of it, if for no other reason than it will redirect money taken from the carbon tax back into the hands of the consumers it hits so hard. I have long thought a unilateral carbon tax a bad way to address a global problem, for the pollution will just move to places with far less regulation and thus make the problem worse, not better, and cost us jobs and revenue in the process not to mention hit the poor and working class the hardest. For all the problems of a Carbon tax though, a cap and trade system has the same problems and the added bonus (if you are Enron or Bernie Maddoff w/ all yo money), of it being a corrupt financial scheme.

The Capital Freedom Act - I have several issues with this, but I do like the idea of amending the Labor Rights Act of 2013 to remove section two as I don't like the idea of card check or similar systems of labor organization. I was the only Senator to vote for the redraft by then President Napoleon, which did not include this section and I think it was a mistake for the Senate to have rejected that redraft.

The Support for Carers - The return of Polnut has also meant the return of this bill that unfortunatley died after valient efforts on the part of numerous Senators to keep it alive even after Polnut departed from the Senate. I have already voiced my opinions several times on his premature departure last September, so I will refrain from so so again. cough...should've run again...cough cough. (I must be getting sick :P).

Anyway I am unsure about the bill as of right now and will need to review the details of the cost and the text closely before making a judgement on the matter. I will say that last time issues with the GM served to severely hamper efforts in the way of this and I hope that such is not the case again. My hope is that a solid bill will be crafted with a reasonable price tag and if such is the case, I lean towards supporting it.


Did these Saturday Night.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Statement on Police and Legislation)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on September 15, 2014, 07:05:55 pm
I got more but they have to be revised more since events have altered since then. I hate not being able to compose in real time. :(


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (On the Attacks)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on October 02, 2014, 06:06:50 pm
Statement on Recent Attacks

I am sure I speak for everyone when I say that I am just heartbroken over the loss of so many in the recent attacks that I have hit the capital and oversees in Germany and Kuwait. I must say that I am really saddened that so many have been taken from us in this attack. We must investigate the performance of the Secret Service and bring reforms to ensure that in the future such a lapse in security can never, never happen again at such a high level or at any level. Most Secret Service agents are hard working and brave Atlasians, but they have been let down by a culture that has crated an atmosphere that is counterproductive to their mission.

I will refrain from casting any judgments on the administration or their foreign policy until I am more familiar with the details of the matter. I will say that whilst we need to guard against the mistakes of the past, we have to maintain vigilance, preserve our intelligence capabilities and maintain the effectiveness of our force as a modern, low footprint and low cost force that can achieve a specific objective without getting us mired in quicksand. I support the bill to end financial havens that these groups use and I would also urge the administration, if they have not already, to aggressively work with our intelligence community and those of our allies and work to form a joint response with our allies to dismantle the effectiveness of ISIL.

I will take any questions, though I ask you to be patient as response may take a day or two.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Statement on Office Space)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on March 05, 2015, 11:48:32 pm
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I congratulate Senator HagridoftheDeep on his election to the Senate and hope for him to have a rather successful term. However, I must say that in spite of any hopes to the contrary, this "palatial" office is privately owned and therefore will not go into the rotation of offices amongst the Senators. Enjoy your broom closets Senators!!! >:D


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (History and Stats!!!)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on March 06, 2015, 12:01:23 am
History and Stats

First Elected: June 2009 alongside Devilman88, MaxQue, MasterJedi and old Hashy
Election Results: 70%-30% (You just had to deprive me of 78% Duke, did you? :P)

Took Office: July 3rd, 2009 with the administration of President Lief
Left Office: March 6th, 2015 with the administration of President Lumine
Number of Terms: 17 (I hate odd numbers so much...)
Senate Dean: February 2, 2010 (Afleitch's resignation) until March 6th, 2015 (save for when PPT)

Served as PPT (Four Different Times)
Dec 2009 - Mar 2010 (lost to BK)
Sept 2010 - Jan 2011 (didn't run again)
Mar 2011 - Sept 2011 (lost to bgwah)
Mar 2012 - July 2014 (lost my internet access)

Served also as Regional Protection Party Chair: November 20, 2009 - February 01, 2012
Served also as Federalist Party Chair: February 2014 -

Other Offices Sought: JBrase/Yankee Oct 2012 (DWTL/Yankee Feb 2009 also)

Served Alongside (To Continued)


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (History and Stats!!!)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on March 06, 2015, 12:04:14 am
Served with:
Terms Commenced Before I entered:
Senator MasterJedi (RPP-IA) March 11, 2009 - October 5, 2009
Senator Franzl (DA-ILL) March 12, 2009 - December 17, 2009
Senator Afleitch (DA-WI) May 1, 2009 - February 2, 2010
Senator Purple State (DA-VA) May 1, 2009 - August 18, 2009
Senator Marokai Blue (JCP-OH) June 8, 2009 - December 11, 2009

Terms Commenced After I entered:
Senator Hashemite (DA-VT) July 3, 2009 - March 5, 2010
Senator MaxQue (JCP-NV) July 3, 2009 - March 5, 2010
Senator Tmthforu94 (RPP/DA-IN) July 6, 2009 - May 28, 2010
Senator Fritz (JCP-MN) July 9, 2009 - May 1, 2010
Senator RowanBrandon (RPP/DA/RPP-NJ) Sept 4, 2009 - Dec 3, 2009
Senator Jas (LNF - SD) October 7, 2009 - November 6, 2009
Senator Hans-im-Gluck (JCP-MT) Nov 6, 2009 - Nov 5, 2010
Senator Mint (ARC/POP-RI) Jan 1, 2010 - May 6, 2010
Senator AHDuke99 Jan 1, 2010 - Jan 2012
Senator Badger (JCP-OH)Jan 1, 2010 - Sept 30, 2010
Senator Bacon King (JCP-LA) Mar 1st, 2010 - October? 2010
Senator bgwah (JCP-WA) March 5, 2010 - March 2012
Senator Winston Disraeli (POP/SDP - NH) March 5, 2010 - July 2, 2010
Senator Libertas (POP-NY) May 7, 2010 - December 2, 2010
Senator Bullmoose (JCP-PA) May 7, 2010 - Sept 3, 2010
Senator Inks.LWC (RPP-MI) May 30, 2010 - July 2, 2010
Senator Franzl (DA/RPP-ILL) July 2, 2010 - Nov 5, 2010
Senator Dallasfan65 (POP-MA) July 2, 2010 - October 25, 2010
Senator AndrewCT (POP-CT) Sept 3, 2010 - Jan 7, 2011
Senator Barnes (JCP-GA) Oct 3, 2010 - Nov 30, 2010
Senator Bullmoose (JCP-PA) Oct 25, 2010 - Nov 5, 2010
Senator HappyWarrior (UDL-MD) Nov 5, 2010 - July 1, 2011
Senator Snowguy716 (JCP-MN) Nov 5, 2010 - March 4, 2011
Senator Eraserhead (JCP-NY) Nov 5, 2010 - March 4, 2011
Senator Dallasfan65 (POP-MA) Dec 24, 2010 - Mar 5, 2011
Senator Antonio V (UDL-HI?) Jan 7, 2011 - Sept 2, 2011
Senator Lief (JCP-VT) Jan 7, 2011 - March 2011
Senator RowanBrandon (RPP-NJ) March 4, 2011 - July 1, 2011
Senator Kalwejt (JCP) March 4, 2011 - July 1, 2011
Senator Oakvale (JCP) March 14, 2011 - July 1, 2011
Senator Snowguy716 (JCP-MN) March 14, 2011 - Nov 4, 2011
Senator Shua (POP-VA) March 14, 2011 - September 2, 2011


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (History and Stats!!!)
Post by: Come grasp the mighty avatar of our admin on March 06, 2015, 12:29:27 am
Wow, you took office one day after I registered.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (History and Stats!!!)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on March 06, 2015, 12:50:21 am
I ran against you for senate in 2009?


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (History and Stats!!!)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on March 06, 2015, 12:56:58 am
Wow, you took office one day after I registered.

and three days before I first contacted Hamilton about joining Atlasia (July 6th I think).

Which was also the same day that Tmthforu94 entered the Senate having been appointed to the take the seat Devilman declined. In fact, I entered the Senate and within six days I was half way up the food chain (I swore in before Maxy and Hashy, Tmth came on the 6th and Fritz the 9th). Purple State left in August to become GM and MasterJedi in September, leaving only Marokai, Franzl and Afleitch higher then me by the end of my first term.

Its ironic, that the three of us (myself, Tmth and Hamilton) both came into the big leagues at the same time and the same month (July 2009). Ironically, those two both left game at the same time (almost as if by a force of the great Leip). However, I am still Alive and Kicking (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljIQo1OHkTI).


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (History and Stats!!!)
Post by: Barnes on March 06, 2015, 01:08:53 am
I joined in the same period as well - June 2009.  Some of us are still here; others not so much...

Still, it's been quite a ride! ;D


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (History and Stats!!!)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on March 06, 2015, 01:41:20 am
I ran against you for senate in 2009?

You wrote yourself in as did Democratic Hawk. Dibble voted for Waffles or something. I think BK may have voted for you as well.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (History and Stats!!!)
Post by: Vice President PiT on March 06, 2015, 01:53:27 am
     I miss Dibble. :(


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (History and Stats!!!)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on March 06, 2015, 12:00:50 pm
And that's all folks...



for now. :)


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (History and Stats!!!)
Post by: King Louis XV on March 06, 2015, 05:25:24 pm
I will miss my only ally about "giving more powers to the VP". :(  Enjoy your retirement!


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (History and Stats!!!)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on March 06, 2015, 06:46:32 pm
I'll miss you buddy :(


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (History and Stats!!!)
Post by: Come grasp the mighty avatar of our admin on March 06, 2015, 07:01:36 pm
     I miss Dibble. :(

We all do.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (History and Stats!!!)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on March 06, 2015, 11:23:50 pm
I will miss my only ally about "giving more powers to the VP". :(

...Its my feelin we'll win in the end.


Stick it Polnut. Without 80's music, none of this would have happened. The music is magic. >:D

Enjoy your retirement!

Not likely. :P


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (History and Stats!!!)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on March 10, 2015, 03:43:21 am
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Throughout my four times as PPT of the Atlasian Senate, I dedicated myself an active and non-partisan Senate administration that was open and fair. For the longest time I had hope for someone amongst Labor that would take the same approach as me, for the only way to ensure that my legacy of administering the Senate in this fashion lived on through shifting majorites was with the presence of someone of like mind on the matter in each of the other Parties. Sooner or later I would not have been able to continue as PPT (I wasn't) and someday I would leave the Senate (THATS CRAZY!!!).

I have a lot of respect for both of the candidates who are running for the position of Speaker and though I cannot offer either of them a vote in the election, I will say I support Windjammer for the position. Last year when he was VP, I found in him, if a little unpollished and somewhat inflexible, someone whose dedication to the rules, to fairness and most of all to the activity necessary to keep the chamber running, was similar to that of my own. I therefore have full confidence in his ability to run the Senate in a fair and bipartisan fashion just as now President bore did before him and President Lumine did before him.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (History and Stats!!!)
Post by: King Louis XV on March 10, 2015, 01:59:59 pm
I want to thank Yankee for his support and I do hope you will find a way to remain active in the senate!


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (History and Stats!!!)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on March 11, 2015, 01:18:55 pm
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Recently, I was going through the wiki after having taken it upon myself to write these depressing words into my own wiki page, "A former member of the Atlasian Senate representing the Imperial Dominion of the South from July 3, 2009 until March 6, 2015", and I somehow ended up linked back to Nix's office thread as President.

It is hard to believe that it has been almost two whole years since he was President and I was posting every other post in his thread, as PPT, to notify him of passed legislation. As President and myself as PPT, we had some ups and downs to be sure and times when we probably both wanted to strangle the other. However, I think he is a good guy and that he was a great President. I have full confidence in his ability to be a successful Vice President, even in spite of himself gutting the office of any real tangible responsibilities. I encourage the Senate to confirm him, provided he is thoroughly grilled before hand as all nominees should be, and wish him the greatest of success as Vice President.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (History and Stats!!!)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on March 11, 2015, 04:21:09 pm
Served with:
Terms Commenced Before I entered:
Senator MasterJedi (RPP-IA) March 11, 2009 - October 5, 2009
Senator Franzl (DA-ILL) March 12, 2009 - December 17, 2009
Senator Afleitch (DA-WI) May 1, 2009 - February 2, 2010
Senator Purple State (DA-VA) May 1, 2009 - August 18, 2009
Senator Marokai Blue (JCP-OH) June 8, 2009 - December 11, 2009

Terms Commenced After I entered:
Senator Hashemite (DA-VT) July 3, 2009 - March 5, 2010
Senator MaxQue (JCP-NV) July 3, 2009 - March 5, 2010
Senator Tmthforu94 (RPP/DA-IN) July 6, 2009 - May 28, 2010
Senator Fritz (JCP-MN) July 9, 2009 - May 1, 2010
Senator RowanBrandon (RPP/DA/RPP-NJ) Sept 4, 2009 - Dec 3, 2009
Senator Jas (LNF - SD) October 7, 2009 - November 6, 2009
Senator Hans-im-Gluck (JCP-MT) Nov 6, 2009 - Nov 5, 2010
Senator Mint (ARC/POP-RI) Jan 1, 2010 - May 6, 2010
Senator AHDuke99 Jan 1, 2010 - Jan 2012
Senator Badger (JCP-OH)Jan 1, 2010 - Sept 30, 2010
Senator Bacon King (JCP-LA) Mar 1st, 2010 - October? 2010
Senator bgwah (JCP-WA) March 5, 2010 - March 2012
Senator Winston Disraeli (POP/SDP - NH) March 5, 2010 - July 2, 2010
Senator Libertas (POP-NY) May 7, 2010 - December 2, 2010
Senator Bullmoose (JCP-PA) May 7, 2010 - Sept 3, 2010
Senator Inks.LWC (RPP-MI) May 30, 2010 - July 2, 2010
Senator Franzl (DA/RPP-ILL) July 2, 2010 - Nov 5, 2010
Senator Dallasfan65 (POP-MA) July 2, 2010 - October 25, 2010
Senator AndrewCT (POP-CT) Sept 3, 2010 - Jan 7, 2011
Senator Barnes (JCP-GA) Oct 3, 2010 - Nov 30, 2010
Senator Bullmoose (JCP-PA) Oct 25, 2010 - Nov 5, 2010
Senator HappyWarrior (UDL-MD) Nov 5, 2010 - July 1, 2011
Senator Snowguy716 (JCP-MN) Nov 5, 2010 - March 4, 2011
Senator Eraserhead (JCP-NY) Nov 5, 2010 - March 4, 2011
Senator Dallasfan65 (POP-MA) Dec 24, 2010 - Mar 5, 2011
Senator Antonio V (UDL-HI?) Jan 7, 2011 - Sept 2, 2011
Senator Lief (JCP-VT) Jan 7, 2011 - March 2011
Senator RowanBrandon (RPP-NJ) March 4, 2011 - July 1, 2011
Senator Kalwejt (JCP) March 4, 2011 - July 1, 2011
Senator Oakvale (JCP) March 14, 2011 - July 1, 2011
Senator Snowguy716 (JCP-MN) March 14, 2011 - Nov 4, 2011
Senator Shua (POP-VA) March 14, 2011 - September 2, 2011

I haven't even gotten to the summer of 2011 and look how long this list is already.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (History and Stats!!!)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on March 23, 2015, 08:07:44 pm
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I will be traveling to Raleigh to make an important announcement, tomorrow evening. I am sure everyone will be in for a big surprise so I encourage you to attend.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (History and Stats!!!)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Griff on March 23, 2015, 08:15:40 pm
YANKEE 4 SENATE


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (History and Stats!!!)
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on March 24, 2015, 09:07:56 pm
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I will be traveling to Raleigh to make an important announcement, tomorrow evening. I am sure everyone will be in for a big surprise so I encourage you to attend.

There's only one announcement that will be a surprise to anyone :P


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (History and Stats!!!)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on April 12, 2016, 04:07:34 am
Time to resume work on this project from a year ago.

History and Stats
Regional Senator:
First Elected: June 2009 alongside Devilman88, MaxQue, MasterJedi and old Hashy
Election Results: 70%-30% (You just had to deprive me of 78% Duke, did you? :P)

Took Office: July 3rd, 2009 with the administration of President Lief
Left Office: March 6th, 2015 with the administration of President Lumine
Number of Terms: 17 (I hate odd numbers so much...)
Number of Senates: 34
Number of Months: 68
Number Days: 2072
Senate Dean: February 2, 2010 (Afleitch's resignation) until March 6th, 2015 (save for when PPT)

Bills Introduced:
Amendments Offered:

Longest Serving Senator In office:
Feb 2, 2010-March 6, 2015
Terms: 15
Senates: 30
Months: 61
Days: 1854

Served as PPT (Four Different Times)
Dec 2009 - Mar 2010 (lost to BK)
Sept 2010 - Jan 2011 (didn't run again)
Mar 2011 - Sept 2011 (lost to bgwah)
Mar 2012 - July 2014 (lost my internet access)

Served also as Regional Protection Party Chair: November 21, 2009 - February 01, 2012
Served also as Federalist Party Chair: March 02, 2014 -

Other Offices Sought: JBrase/Yankee Oct 2012 (DWTL/Yankee Feb 2009 also)

Served Alongside (To Continued)


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (History and Stats!!!)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on April 12, 2016, 04:11:16 am
At-Large Senator:
Took Office: May 1st, 2015
Leaving office: May 6th, 2016
Terms: 3
Senates: 6
Months 12
Days: 371

Number of Senate Bills:
Number of Amendments Offered:

I actually have stats on the last one from March 2011 until December 2014, so that is not as difficult to find out.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (History and Stats!!!)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on May 06, 2016, 12:11:30 pm
I will miss my only ally about "giving more powers to the VP". :(

...Its my feelin we'll win in the end.


Stick it Polnut. Without 80's music, none of this would have happened. The music is magic. >:D

Looks like we did. Told you it was magical. >:D


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (History and Stats!!!)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on May 06, 2016, 12:53:48 pm
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Since 2014, I have desired an out from the Senate dictated neither by inconvenience in real life or by the vast Rimjobian and leftwing conspiracy (Clinton ref ftw :P), here in Atlasia. As Party Chairman, I felt obligated to not leave in such a way that risked it being lost. This meant that neither June,  nor October of 2014 were acceptable. It also meant that February was not either, though it ended up being forced on me in the exact opposite of circumstances.

A year ago we were on a very bad path and it seemed like few grasped just how bad it would be, how desperate the above mentioned conspiracy would get and and how badly the game would suffer as a result. We had an administration making terrible choices, we had a Senate with eight left-wing Senators and an aspiring opposition that seemed dedicated to replacing Laborite left-wingers, with non-Laborite leftwingers. An aspiring opposition that spent years propping up, promoting and electing as many Socialists (and Laborite at that) to the Senate as possible to further their anti-Atlasia agenda, only to then turn and accuse as being soft on Labor, the one person trying coordinate everyone from Libertarian to Simfan in a direction that sought Laborite defeat for two years.

Of course I was likewise accused of working with Napoleon before I actually was. As I said in a PM to someone recently about this very matter, its kind of like having to go to prison to become a crook. The Rimjob conspiracy was started as a means of destroying the Liberal Party, and its actions eventually forced me to cooperate on shared positions with Napoleon. Likewise, nearly the same group forced me to do the same with Adam to save Atlasia from them. Neither would have happened if not for them going to far. I have always said, they are their own worst enemies.

That is not to say that Labor shouldn't be opposed or disagreed with. Conservatives should have a bold issue based alternative to challenge the left. I was never a big policy guy and certainly not one that could compete with Senator TNF on the left. I was always more of an administrator and coordinator in that sense, and we did a great job of keeping them out of control until fationalism crippled the right, factionalism I had always worked to discourage in favor of the primary objective of defeating Labor. Of course this didn't matter, I had thwarted them since 2013 and I was going to be their target. I would have destroyed their lies and deceitful propaganda just as I had been doing for over a year, had I the means to destroy them in real time, which in late summer and fall of 2014 having no internet access and facing homelessness, I did not.

Turning to the present, a substantial decline was baked into the pie as a result of what happened last summer, but we are moving in the right direction reform wise. We are slumping again in an anticipation of the legislative reboot, but that same slump should hopefully turn into a V-shaped recovery once as a result of said reboot and the revival of issue based discussion. It is my hope that such issue based disagreements will form the basis of the divides in Atlasia going forward, sidelining the transpartisan personality and clique based divides that have so weakened the game for the last three years.

Today, I get to leave the Senate having accomplished what I wanted and with the circumstances that I desired. I look forward to the completion and ratification of the new Constitution, of which I plan to fully assist in the accomplishment of such, and then immediately turning to shaping the conservative opposition in the new chapter of Atlasia's history.


Title: Re: Senate Office of NC Yankee (Statement on Constitution)
Post by: People's Speaker North Carolina Yankee on May 15, 2016, 11:26:14 pm
Official Statement on Convention Passage of the Fouth Constitution -


Seven years ago, I ran for Senate running on a platform that advocated for reform and promised to protect Regional Rights. Over the course of the ensuing years balancing those two were very difficult and many times, with the reforms coming from noted centralists, almost all crossed the line in the latter regard and therefore necessitated opposition such as the all At-Large Senate and attempts at watering down the ratification process as a pipeline for radicalist proposal.

In spite of that I was always able to cooperate with people, including many of those I disagree with. The first push for consolidation was not in 2013, but in 2012 and it was being champion by Antonio. I was not in board with it at the time, but I got it before the Senate and assisted as best I could with crafting the proposal. It went nowhere, because the powers that be at the time were not interested in taking it up.

In 2013, we had Atlasia realligned by rimjob and I was faced with trying to balance assisting the reform effort and representing the overwhelmingly regionalist population of the South at that time. I offered constructive input, warned against what threatened it the most and ways to assuage concerns (I was ignored), and finally had to hurriedly rush it back to the floor after inactive radicals killed it by not voting. It passed overwhelmingly the second time, only to fail in three regions and garnering a 60% Nay vote natiownide (who says Regional results never match the ratification PV nationwide. :P) .

Since July, I found myself trying to contend with a different balancing act. That of supporting reform, but trying to protect the convention from false narratives spread by radicals that it was my minions and cronies (Which makes no sense, but then again nothing those crazy people did made sense) blocking "real change" (read dissolution). Once they departed and finding myself as a delegate, I was able to embrace what was becoming a solid reform effort, even if the pace was maddening at times.

This constitution, successfully reforms the regions and reduces the number of offices, while preserving and even strengthening the balance of powers and also preserving political competition in its wake. All important attributes, which ensure that this constitution would meet with success, precisely because it was not guided by the extremist demands of radical hostage takers, but instead was formulated on the basis of sound reason and reform minded Atlasians from all over the political landscape. I therefore urge the regions to speedily ratify this constitution that we may move forward to a new chapter in Atlasian history. Our job is filling out the pages of that new chapter with the stories and triumps of Atlasian participants.

I call on Atlasians both new and old to join in at this present moment. People like Scott, who has returned after a long absence, and a string of newer people joining over the last weeks and months. I call on them to give Atlasia a chance to be something special, something entertaining, something fun.