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  2. Patine

    Free Will

    That is not delineated in exhaustive, specific, categorized detail anywhere in lists or menus that God provides mortals. It's up to His judgement on Judgement Day. The key is to live as good a life as possible, encourage as many other people to live as good a life as possible, and promote virtuous and Godly values in a positive but not aggressive, forceful, or judgemental way, and to ask forgiveness sincerely from God when you sin (and not to consider ANY sin justifiable or righteous and thus not needing to seek forgiveness when they're committed, or, worse, taking pride in doing such because you believe they were right), and forgiving others who sin against you. That is a very large part of how Christ taught his followers to live, even though many followers of the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Mormon, Calvinist (especially Evangelical, Fundamentalist, and Dominionist) and many other large denominations do not live up to the ideals of Christ's Ministry, if one actually READS it, very well at all.
  3. NYrepublican

    Free Will

    But what does and doesn't qualify? For example, could a Hutu soldier who's been taught that Tutsis are the scum of the earth who deserve to be killed, can he when armed and ordered to kill really be said to be acting freely?
  4. Yesterday
  5. I'm playing the 1984 scenario as John Anderson, and shortly after the Democratic convention(where Mondale was second in delegates, with Jackson receiving the most before the convention).
  6. Patine

    2004 Clinton Campaign

    Well, she would have been no less dubious or trustworthy than Bush, and still would have agreed on a lot of the monstrous foreign, policy, and "national security" (i.e., flagrantly passing the Patriot Act, which obviously and overtly violates the U.S. Constitution in EVERY single article, while playing upon an atmosphere of fear and outrage to stop popular opposition, like Bush did), all of which she would have had in common with Kerry - but at least she wouldn't belong to Skull and Bones, the same highly policitically-active secret society with a sinister reputation like Bush and Kerry both had in common, thus she'd be viewed as SOMEWHAT of an alternative, I suppose. Gee. 2004 really was much like 2016 for no REAL choice of candidates but horrible monsters where the voters were thoroughly robbed and cheated, damned either way they chose, there too, wasn't it? The strict two-party Duopoly REALLY needs to go, and American voters REALLY need GENUINE political choice for their leadership...
  7. DrakeRlugia

    2004 Clinton Campaign

    I decided to see what I could do as Hillary Clinton if she had decided to run in 2004 against George Bush, using the 2004 Beta campaign. I really didn't know how this was going to turn out—but it was a lot of fun to play. I started in the primaries, and Kerry was a big challenger: he won a lot of the earlier primaries, but often the margin wasn't by much. I built up a lot of momentum and managed to take a lot of the states that had plenty of delegates to offer. I don't have any pictures from the primaries, alas. Once I took the nomination, I named Biden as my VP. Bush was pretty much undisputed as the Republican nominee. I turned on Lincoln Chafee as a challenger for Bush, but to be honest, he fizzled out right from the start. I don't remember him winning a single delegate or primary. I also turned on Ralph Nader to add a little extra fun—he did a bit better than he actually did in 2004, ending up with 0.7% of the vote and 907,572 votes all together. The General Election was sort of a toss up—I was pretty much leading in all the polls, though when it came to electoral votes it seemed to bounce week to week—some weeks I'd have huge gains, and sometimes the Republicans would take those gains back. I had plenty of endorsements, too, but I suffered a number of scandals during the general election, and one was actually unveiled the day before the election day, but I'm not sure how much of an effect it really had on the final results. I focused very hard on the Rustbelt—Ohio was a big one, and part of me was hoping that I would be able to get Indiana too, but it didn't happen. Florida was kind of a tossup—I had it within my grasp towards the end, but it ultimately went over to Bush. I was hoping to win Missouri over too, mostly because in 2004 it still had a status as bellwether, but it ended up going over to Bush too. I really wasn't sure how well I was going to do, given Bush still had plenty of support from the electorate in 2004, and he was an incumbent, but Clinton also had none of the baggage that she did in 2016. Here's my final results. Bush did about as well as he did historically in 2004—though he lost Iowa, Ohio, New Mexico, and Arkansas to me, which was enough to propel me over the finish line. I actually managed to get more electoral votes (290) than Bush did historically in this year (286). In terms of the popular vote, I did better than Bush and Kerry both did in '04, though Hillary in 2016 got about 800,000 more votes than I did in this scenario. In the end, I had to carve my own coalition of voters to get to 270. Unlike Obama's election in 2008, I wasn't able to get any of the south to turn out for me aside from Arkansas. My win was firmly based on support I had in the north eastern states, combined the west coast and the more liberal Midwestern states such as Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.
  8. Bob Dole got a VP spot I'm happy.
  9. Sami

    New Brunswich 2018

    22 CON 21 Lib 3 AG 3 Green from now The risk with such a government is that the Alliance (AG) has been made against the Liberal Party and against the Francophones of Acadie, they want unilinguism and that cannot be accepted by the CON so they hope to held their seats to secure the next government as a minority This CON victory is more than unexpected
  10. Hestia11

    New Brunswich 2018

    What happens now? Will there be a Con-AG gov? New elections? Lib-Green minority?
  11. Sami

    New Brunswich 2018

    Final result Liberal 21 Con 21 AG 4 Green 3 NPD 0
  12. NYConservative

    nvm

    I suddenly consider you a non-democratic liberal.
  13. Sami

    New Brunswich 2018

    North stayed loyal to Liberals (francophones are living there, what we call Acadians) South goes Tory, and the worrying fact is the purple's evolution The purple's party wants an unilinguist anglophone NB.
  14. Last week
  15. Sami

    New Brunswich 2018

    INCREDIBLE NIGHT! The Liberals are going to be beaten contrary to polls. This is a sad night for the francophones of NB as the third party is keeping the majority of the tories.
  16. TheLiberalKitten

    Alternate US Presidential Elections 1788 - 2016 V2

    Great series! I really enjoyed reading it with every election.
  17. Kingthero

    New Historical President RP

    Soon, either tonight or Wednesday
  18. Sami

    Quebec 2018

    How can I make events to push this O_O?
  19. I'm back from self-exile just to post this update, and then I'm off again. I've added Bloomberg to the Democrats. I'll add more updates as candidates declare or undeclare, etc. This update can only be downloaded here and not on the campaign download page. I'll place an update there after favorability comes out. Here is the link to the updated 2020 scenario: United States - 2020-BloombergAdded.zip
  20. President Trenton Adams

    the USA should implement a 539th electoral vote.

    I'm on to you Joe.
  21. Reagan04

    New Historical President RP

    @Kingthero Is a return on the horizon? No rush!
  22. I will be calling a close to this series today as I believe the format of it is too long winded and overall it could have been executed in a better way (TL,DR: I am not happy with how the series has turned out so far and will be redoing it at some point down the road with each election and term affecting the next, I will have a new non-story driven play by play series up in the next couple of days and will start on the US Congressional Election and British General Election Scenarios).
  23. I will be calling a close to this series today as I believe the format of it is too long winded and overall it could have been executed in a better way (TL,DR: I am not happy with how the series has turned out so far and will be redoing it at some point down the road with each election and term affecting the next, I will have a new non-story driven play by play series up in the next couple of days and will start on the US Congressional Election and British General Election Scenarios).
  24. Patine

    Free Will

    Christ says a quote that His "Father has many different mansions in His Kingdom." This has often been viewed by many, probably with reasonable support, that the Christian post-Judgment scheme is not quite as simple as flat, black-and-white "Heaven and Hell for Eternity," but that different fates await those depending on their levels of virtue or sin, or attempting to achieve virtue but failing due to their nature or environment, and those who could never be ministered too because of their place or origin, and whether such people were nonetheless more inclined to willing virtue or sin, as well as the innocent who are incapable of understanding the choice and coherently choosing, like infants and small children, the severely mentally ill and handicapped, and those suffering dementia and Alzeimers' with age - and then those, the worst of them, who knowingly and willingly reject God and perform of the most abominable and horrific acts by their own FREE CHOICE. It seems from that parable, and a few other hints Christ lays out here and there, that this is more likely the case.
  25. NYrepublican

    Free Will

    Well what if someone was raised or is in an environment where he'd reject it (whatever it is). Can he be blamed for it?
  26. Patine

    Free Will

    To the full extent, for example, that modern law expects genuine consent for a binding contract or consent for sexual activity, as a much more mundane analog. Someone must be fully able to exert their full faculties of decision-making to accept or reject God's plan to Salvation, if whenever they sin, whether to ask forgiveness or continue to sin knowingly.
  27. NYrepublican

    Free Will

    But to what extent need that choice be "free" to qualify as such?
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