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« Reply #125 on: September 06, 2009, 12:30:09 am »

Expect Mideast education numbers tomorrow. If someone can get me any laws passed by the Pacific on education, I would appreciate not having to hunt for them myself.

By the way, if it has not yet been noted, Saturdays are the GM's day off. Wink
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« Reply #126 on: September 06, 2009, 11:25:26 am »

Hey PS, you may want to proof read the most recent update.
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« Reply #127 on: September 06, 2009, 11:27:39 am »

Hey PS, you may want to proof read the most recent update.

Had a feeling I may miss something. All fixed.
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« Reply #128 on: September 07, 2009, 03:30:57 pm »

Housing data gives me more cause for concern. Hopefully my credit bill will have some impact. Which should be introduced by tomorrow.
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« Reply #129 on: September 07, 2009, 06:43:11 pm »

Housing data gives me more cause for concern. Hopefully my credit bill will have some impact. Which should be introduced by tomorrow.

For the remaining economic stuff up on the queue I've been having trouble finding data. If you could point me in the right direction (feel free to post it or PM it to me) it would be appreciated.
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« Reply #130 on: September 07, 2009, 08:06:13 pm »

Housing data gives me more cause for concern. Hopefully my credit bill will have some impact. Which should be introduced by tomorrow.

For the remaining economic stuff up on the queue I've been having trouble finding data. If you could point me in the right direction (feel free to post it or PM it to me) it would be appreciated.


Okay, if I am correct the two remaining are Factory and Durable Goods orders. Thats good, cause they go hand in hand. Durable Goods+NonDurable Goods=Factory Orders. Just for a reminder durable goods last longer then 3 years(I realise I told you 6 months before, I was incorrect) and non durable last less then 3 years.

Durable Goods only
http://www.census.gov/indicator/www/m3/
http://www.census.gov/indicator/www/m3/adv/pdf/durgd.pdf

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www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112467517
http://www.reuters.com/article/gc04/idUSTRE58147L20090902
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« Reply #131 on: September 08, 2009, 12:40:22 pm »

I didn't notice till know that Crude oil raced up to the $80's recently. We may have to take drastic actions. I hope recent bills by Marokai and others might have an impact. If not, or if not enough, I might have one or two arrows in my quiver but neither is very promising either. We did Health Care, the biggest drain on consumers and small Business. The next biggest drain is Energy costs. Whats left to be done, that hasn't already though? Atlasia has programs for Mass Transportation and alternative energy, and have done much more then in RL in general. We start getting over $100 is when the cause for concern becomes real. 
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« Reply #132 on: September 08, 2009, 12:57:24 pm »

I didn't notice till know that Crude oil raced up to the $80's recently. We may have to take drastic actions. I hope recent bills by Marokai and others might have an impact. If not, or if not enough, I might have one or two arrows in my quiver but neither is very promising either. We did Health Care, the biggest drain on consumers and small Business. The next biggest drain is Energy costs. Whats left to be done, that hasn't already though? Atlasia has programs for Mass Transportation and alternative energy, and have done much more then in RL in general. We start getting over $100 is when the cause for concern becomes real. 

Most of the current increases in crude oil are a result of the tension in South America. It is understandable that the Senate does not have all that much power to change things there. Diplomacy mostly depend on how the executive handles the situation. HW has tried. Perhaps Lief will as well?

I have not yet made up my mind on how the matter there will proceed. It really can go either way (war or deescalation), but it depends fully on how it is handled.
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« Reply #133 on: September 08, 2009, 01:09:04 pm »

I didn't notice till know that Crude oil raced up to the $80's recently. We may have to take drastic actions. I hope recent bills by Marokai and others might have an impact. If not, or if not enough, I might have one or two arrows in my quiver but neither is very promising either. We did Health Care, the biggest drain on consumers and small Business. The next biggest drain is Energy costs. Whats left to be done, that hasn't already though? Atlasia has programs for Mass Transportation and alternative energy, and have done much more then in RL in general. We start getting over $100 is when the cause for concern becomes real. 

Most of the current increases in crude oil are a result of the tension in South America. It is understandable that the Senate does not have all that much power to change things there. Diplomacy mostly depend on how the executive handles the situation. HW has tried. Perhaps Lief will as well?

I have not yet made up my mind on how the matter there will proceed. It really can go either way (war or deescalation), but it depends fully on how it is handled.

I was referring to our dependence on oil in general. Do we still rely on imported oil for 70% of Atlasias energy or has that gone up or down from RL at all?
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« Reply #134 on: September 08, 2009, 01:15:12 pm »

I didn't notice till know that Crude oil raced up to the $80's recently. We may have to take drastic actions. I hope recent bills by Marokai and others might have an impact. If not, or if not enough, I might have one or two arrows in my quiver but neither is very promising either. We did Health Care, the biggest drain on consumers and small Business. The next biggest drain is Energy costs. Whats left to be done, that hasn't already though? Atlasia has programs for Mass Transportation and alternative energy, and have done much more then in RL in general. We start getting over $100 is when the cause for concern becomes real. 

Most of the current increases in crude oil are a result of the tension in South America. It is understandable that the Senate does not have all that much power to change things there. Diplomacy mostly depend on how the executive handles the situation. HW has tried. Perhaps Lief will as well?

I have not yet made up my mind on how the matter there will proceed. It really can go either way (war or deescalation), but it depends fully on how it is handled.

I was referring to our dependence on oil in general. Do we still rely on imported oil for 70% of Atlasias energy or has that gone up or down from RL at all?

That number is closer to 60% at the moment, with a likely drastic decrease as renewable energy initiatives propagate and launch. So in that sense, the price of crude oil may not be as significant, but is still significant. Not to mention cars still mostly use gas, so the average Atlasian is feeling the pinch.
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« Reply #135 on: September 08, 2009, 01:27:27 pm »

If any accuses Atlasia of not doing enough to reduce its dependence on foreign oil, my head will explode. One need only look through the massive expenditures pushed through (in part during my administration) to expand mass transit opportunities. Not to mention the fact that Atlasia put so many tax benefits on hybrids that they're subsidized below the cost of non-hybrid vehicles.

Besides, given the imposition of the Carbon Tax, what is gas now, maybe $5 a gallon?
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« Reply #136 on: September 08, 2009, 03:44:27 pm »

If any accuses Atlasia of not doing enough to reduce its dependence on foreign oil, my head will explode. One need only look through the massive expenditures pushed through (in part during my administration) to expand mass transit opportunities. Not to mention the fact that Atlasia put so many tax benefits on hybrids that they're subsidized below the cost of non-hybrid vehicles.

Besides, given the imposition of the Carbon Tax, what is gas now, maybe $5 a gallon?

I am aware of this and beleive I mentioned it in my post, hence the point, what else could be done?
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« Reply #137 on: September 10, 2009, 04:41:34 pm »

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  • ANSE     951.50  +2.50 (0.26%)
  • $1 Atlasian = $0.99053 U.S. (-0.000332)
  • Crude Oil = $85.25/barrel +2.86 (3.47%)

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The ANSE rose slightly as investors continue to await substantive economic initiatives, while the reality of the legislative process sets in.

The Atlasian Dollar fell as commodities, led by Oil, rose significantly

Oil increased by nearly three-and-a-half percent as Colombia was rocked by a FARC attack and war with Venezuela seems almost inevitable.

Sometimes I just gets so pissed at Chavez, I want to aim an ICBM at the mens room of his Presidential palace.
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« Reply #138 on: September 10, 2009, 08:07:49 pm »

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From the GM’s Desk: Efficient Automobile Rebate System Bill
An important function of the Game Moderator is to provide functional and timely information to not only discussing the impact of Senate legislation, but also to notify the Senate and nation about possible effects of legislation currently being debated. To achieve this function, the Atlasia Dispatch-Herald launches the series “From the GM’s Desk.”

Efficient Automobile Rebate System Bill: This legislation, proposed by Senator Marokai Blue and currently being debated in the Senate, seeks to establish an $8 billion, six-month program to increase short-term demand for automobiles through a rebate scheme, while also promoting trade-ins of old “clunker” vehicles for more fuel-efficient cars, trucks and SUVs.

The Office of the GM believes that this legislation would generate nearly 2 million rebate applications for approximately $7.75 billion. This will translate into nearly $60 billion of economic activity, a massive short-term boost to domestic auto sales benefiting local car dealers throughout Atlasia first and foremost. Of that, it is likely that $24 billion, or 40 percent, will be from those who had not previously planned to purchase a new car. This is three times the amount spent by the government on the program, not including expectations of increased production by automakers, increased spending from rebates and other effects.

The environmental impact of the bill is less clear. If someone swapped a clunker that got 18 miles per gallon for a new car that got 27.5 mpg (the current average fuel economy standard for passenger cars) and drove it for 12,000 miles (the average distance an Atlasian car travels annually), you would personally save a little more than two tons of CO2 from being emitted in one year. However, manufacturing a new car produces 6.7 tons of carbon dioxide on average, the equivalent of burning approximately 700 gallons of gas.

The likely environmental results of the program would require at least two years before realizing CO2 reductions. If each car purchased is kept for 10 years, then the total savings should be a little less than 26.6 million tons of carbon dioxide. That means each ton of carbon dioxide would be worth about $291.35 to the Atlasian government. A ton of CO2 currently goes for about $17.50 on the European Climate Exchange.

The environmental gain comes from raising the Average MPG of the US car fleet. The CO2 reductions may not be realised immediately.
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« Reply #139 on: September 10, 2009, 08:20:23 pm »

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From the GM’s Desk: Efficient Automobile Rebate System Bill
An important function of the Game Moderator is to provide functional and timely information to not only discussing the impact of Senate legislation, but also to notify the Senate and nation about possible effects of legislation currently being debated. To achieve this function, the Atlasia Dispatch-Herald launches the series “From the GM’s Desk.”

Efficient Automobile Rebate System Bill: This legislation, proposed by Senator Marokai Blue and currently being debated in the Senate, seeks to establish an $8 billion, six-month program to increase short-term demand for automobiles through a rebate scheme, while also promoting trade-ins of old “clunker” vehicles for more fuel-efficient cars, trucks and SUVs.

The Office of the GM believes that this legislation would generate nearly 2 million rebate applications for approximately $7.75 billion. This will translate into nearly $60 billion of economic activity, a massive short-term boost to domestic auto sales benefiting local car dealers throughout Atlasia first and foremost. Of that, it is likely that $24 billion, or 40 percent, will be from those who had not previously planned to purchase a new car. This is three times the amount spent by the government on the program, not including expectations of increased production by automakers, increased spending from rebates and other effects.

The environmental impact of the bill is less clear. If someone swapped a clunker that got 18 miles per gallon for a new car that got 27.5 mpg (the current average fuel economy standard for passenger cars) and drove it for 12,000 miles (the average distance an Atlasian car travels annually), you would personally save a little more than two tons of CO2 from being emitted in one year. However, manufacturing a new car produces 6.7 tons of carbon dioxide on average, the equivalent of burning approximately 700 gallons of gas.

The likely environmental results of the program would require at least two years before realizing CO2 reductions. If each car purchased is kept for 10 years, then the total savings should be a little less than 26.6 million tons of carbon dioxide. That means each ton of carbon dioxide would be worth about $291.35 to the Atlasian government. A ton of CO2 currently goes for about $17.50 on the European Climate Exchange.

The environmental gain comes from raising the Average MPG of the US car fleet. The CO2 reductions may not be realised immediately.

The bill raises the average MPG of the Atlasian car fleet insofar as it leads people to purchase vehicles with higher fuel efficiency. Based on the number of cars that are likely to be purchased, in combination with the average MPG change between the car traded in and the new car purchased, the number of years most cars are used, the number of miles each car drives, etc., it was determined that the long-run environmental impact would be tangible, but overpaid for.

This is not to say that the economic impact of the bill will not be substantial, as the report does state significant economic benefits. But the bill should not be viewed as a productive way to reduce CO2 emissions. If the intent of the legislation was to reduce emissions alone, this would be a pretty bad bill.
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« Reply #140 on: September 11, 2009, 05:17:51 pm »

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  • ANSE     945.50  -5.00 (0.53%)
  • $1 Atlasian = $0.98492 U.S. (-0.00302)
  • Crude Oil = $89.46/barrel +3.09 (3.58%)

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The ANSE continued to decline slightly as the Senate appears to lack focus and direction. Without an elected PPT for the first week of Senate activity, in addition to the grinding legislative procedure, economists worry major economic legislation will not come soon enough. These losses, however, are being tempered by the expected release of the first stimulus funds to the regions. No region has yet outlined a method to apportion those funds.

The Atlasian Dollar fell as Oil spiked.

Oil prices neared $90 per barrel as major news from South America seemed to indicate an inevitable clash between close Atlasian ally Colombia and major oil producer Venezuela. Without any word from President Lief or the Senate, many worry that a war between the two nations could disrupt the production of oil.


Really!?! The regions apportion some of the stimulus money. Did not know that.
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« Reply #141 on: September 11, 2009, 05:45:26 pm »

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Financial Indicators
  • ANSE     945.50  -5.00 (0.53%)
  • $1 Atlasian = $0.98492 U.S. (-0.00302)
  • Crude Oil = $89.46/barrel +3.09 (3.58%)

Analysis:
The ANSE continued to decline slightly as the Senate appears to lack focus and direction. Without an elected PPT for the first week of Senate activity, in addition to the grinding legislative procedure, economists worry major economic legislation will not come soon enough. These losses, however, are being tempered by the expected release of the first stimulus funds to the regions. No region has yet outlined a method to apportion those funds.

The Atlasian Dollar fell as Oil spiked.

Oil prices neared $90 per barrel as major news from South America seemed to indicate an inevitable clash between close Atlasian ally Colombia and major oil producer Venezuela. Without any word from President Lief or the Senate, many worry that a war between the two nations could disrupt the production of oil.


Really!?! The regions apportion some of the stimulus money. Did not know that.

Yup. They get some direct cash, so it would be nice if they had some way to distribute it. There are also portions of funding that go to federal programs run by the regions, which means how the regions spend that money exactly, within the confines of the law, is up to them.
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« Reply #142 on: September 12, 2009, 08:38:07 pm »

How are those Factory/Durable Goods orders coming?
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« Reply #143 on: September 12, 2009, 08:41:46 pm »


Working on it. I'm trying to keep it at one story a day (to keep me sane) and there is much to report on. You will hopefully get them this week.
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« Reply #144 on: September 12, 2009, 09:29:19 pm »
« Edited: September 12, 2009, 09:45:07 pm by GM Purple State »


Working on it. I'm trying to keep it at one story a day (to keep me sane) and there is much to report on. You will hopefully get them this week.

You will definitely get it Tuesday. Minimum wage on Monday. Foreign news tomorrow.
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« Reply #145 on: September 13, 2009, 02:08:48 pm »

Can someone (other than the Sentinel, thanks Vepres) actually pay attention and comment about what's going on? I mean, does no one care?
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« Reply #146 on: September 13, 2009, 02:16:39 pm »

Oh sh!t, I go to eat brunch and our embassy is attacked.
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« Reply #147 on: September 13, 2009, 02:18:01 pm »

Can someone (other than the Sentinel, thanks Vepres) actually pay attention and comment about what's going on? I mean, does no one care?

I'm thinking of an appropriate response.  Also PS can you ge on AIM?
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« Reply #148 on: September 13, 2009, 02:23:02 pm »

The Columbian Crisis: Atlasia Held Hostage
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(Now if only we can get Ted Koppel! Cheesy)
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« Reply #149 on: September 13, 2009, 02:43:23 pm »

After today, there will be occasional top-secret intelligence briefings for the President, VP, SoEA and PPT.
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