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  2. Patine

    Julian Assange arrested

    Just like the NSA...
  3. NYrepublican

    Julian Assange arrested

    I'm busy cataloguing hundreds of documents.
  4. Patine

    Julian Assange arrested

    I await your response here, @NYrepublican, since I see you're online.
  5. Patine

    Democratic positions

    So you stand with international war criminals who have been a part of U.S. government for 18 years on this? I'm disappointed to hear Sanders, but every politician certainly has their flaws and moral lapses. I would like to see war crimes trials over drone attacks (and other abuses and horrid crimes, especially ramped up since the Bush era), not praise for them and "solidarity" with them. These kind of actions make many members of the U.S. government and military just as criminal and as morally bankrupt as those they label "terrorists."
  6. WVProgressive

    Socialist Party Playthrough 1900 Onwards

    Connections found between J.D. Rockefeller and Eugene Debs's assassin! Working Man's News, August 20th 1909 After months of investigation, federal investigators reveal that John Davison Rockefeller had connections to Eugene Debs's assassin. They report that Rockefeller had paid an American Private Military organization made up of veterans, which the assassin belonged to. Rockefeller states that he simply donated to what he thought was a charitable organization aimed at helping out of work veterans. Investigators say they are still investigating the matter, but note that legal action is being taken, though this may take a few weeks to take effect it has also been revealed that many wealthy businessmen may also be connected to the conspiracy to kill Debs, as among the list of funders of the organization there was Henry Ford, J.P. Morgan, and Andrew Carnegie.
  7. Harris/Ernst 2020

    Senator March Madness Round 4 Part A

    Yes I keep messing up
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  9. Herbert Hoover

    Another Founding Fathers Game Interest Post

    If @Dr. Insano gives an early affirmative, I will make the first post tonight.
  10. WVProgressive

    2016 Roleplay

    Brown addresses John McCain and his legacy while at a campaign stop in Massachusetts (2/7) "I must say, I don't agree very much with Senator John McCain, I disagree with his hawkesness, and willingness to send Americans overseas, but I do respect his gutsiness, it takes a big man to return to the Senate just a few days after being diagnosed with brain cancer." Brown build grassroots organization in Iowa, California, and Texas (5/7) Brown holds grassroots fundraising event in New York (6/7) Brown holds rally in Texas, talks raising the minimum wage (7/7)
  11. Dr. Insano

    Senator March Madness Round 4 Part A

    Is 3 Sherrod Brown of Ohio?
  12. Dr. Insano

    2016 Roleplay

    California Senate Poll Kamala Harris (D) 23% Chevy Chase (D) 20% Duncan Hunter (R) 15% Loretta Sanchez (D) 14% Jim Gray (L) 3%
  13. Reagan04

    2016 Roleplay

    Carly Fiorina addresses the assassination attempt against President Obama at a campaign stop in Marshalltown, Iowa (1/7) As many of you know by now, our President has been charged at by a knife-wielding maniac. And so I'd like to observe a moment of silence for the Obama family as they weather this awful time. Silence Thank you all, this truly was a terrible attack against not only President Obama but against the nation. So let us not be bogged down in political debate or difference. And it's happened on both sides I was quite honestly shocked by the implication from Senator Manchin that this could have been some sort of false-flag operation set up by the administration to make conservatives look bad. It was a totally uncalled for and truly disappointing thing for the Senator to say. These aren't the types of comments we need from our leaders. Similarly, we don't need the divisive rhetoric of Senators Brown and Sanders blaming this criminal on the Conservative movement. I stand with the John McCain philosophy, a man who too is going through a tough time and who also deserves our prayers, that President Obama is a good man and he doesn't deserve to have some lunatic charge at him for doing what he believes is best for America, even if we fundamentally disagree with it. So let's not lower our level of debate, instead let's raise the standard of discussion to support a man attacked, let's leave politics on the table, and come together as a nation. Fiorina campaign opens a campaign HQ in Charleston, West Virginia where at the grand opening, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) is to christen the office and endorse Carly (Free+2/7) Hello West Virginia! It's great to be back home from Washington speaking to my fellow Mountaineers! I'm here today to announce my proud support for Carly Fiorina for President of the United States! And it's not just because I got tired of folks walking around D.C. coming up to me asking for a picture thinking I was Carly! But in all seriousness, you know, I know what it's like to be an outsider. I was the first Republican Senator from West Virginia since the 40s and even now in D.C. as a freshman Senator, you're not exactly the most establishment person there. But you know what, I say that's all right because as long as you have servants doing the people job, I frankly don't care what the establishment of either party has to say. I was elected last year to represent the people of West Virginia in a thoughtful, principled, forward-thinking, strong, and innovative way. And it's these 5 words that I'd use to best describe the next President of the United States, Carly Fiorina! We need someone principled, that knows what they're doing and can win. West Virginia has been hurtin' and it's been hurtin' hard. And the last thing we need is for a weak leader, a milquetoast conservative to stroll up and win the nomination only to lose the general election to a Democrat. And that brings me to the elephant in the room here, my colleague and seat mate Joe Manchin, who is also running. People have asked me why I'll be voting for Carly over Joe and it's simple. Number 1, we don't need more politicians, we need a businesswoman, and number 2, if we don't need more politicians we especially don't need more Democratic politicians! Joe was a fine Democrat I must say, and as a Democrat he had to toe the party line, I understand that and I'll accept it from a Democrat, because he did work with us on a few issues so he was better than the other Democrats. But that support for Planned Parenthood, his flip-flopping on abortion, taxes, and spending, his weak record on healthcare, he may be able to make up for some of that as a Democrat, but that doesn't cut it as a Republican! We don't need to settle for the best of the worst, the finest of the Democrats, when we can elect the best of the best, our bravest and brightest Republican leaders, and I'm telling you that that leader is Carly Fiorina! Carly Fiorina kicks off another round of Iowa tours with an endorsement from Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds (R-IA) in West Des Moines, Iowa (Free) The Lieutenant Governor and Carly are to embark on a tour of Lt. Gov. Reynolds' home of Southwestern Iowa, accompanied with multiple guests along the way, the tour starts with Reynolds' formal endorsement of Fiorina in West Des Moines, just northeast of Reynolds' hometown. Hello Iowa! Let me tell you it is great to be out here away from capital, even if by only a few miles, to start a tour of Iowa cities with my good friend Carly Fiorina. It's easy to stay all cooped up as Lieutenant Governor so I jumped at the opportunity to get out to meet some Iowan folk in small towns around my home of Southwestern Iowa. I was born and raised around here and let me tell you I know exactly the woman for the job to represent us hawkeyes, it's Carly Fiorina! Carly is a businesswoman, she is not a politician! And she understands the plight of the working man. Not a single candidate for President has a rags to riches story like Carly. For someone that started out as a Middle Class woman working against discrimination in the 1960s, as a Secretary whose largest task was being asked to get coffee, to become the Executive Vice President of T-Mobile and the first female CEO of a Fortune 15 company. If we truly want to reinvigorate the American dream, Carly is your woman, because she is a walking example about how ordinary Americans can accomplish extraordinary things all because of the great cause and purpose of our nation. I'm proud to call Carly my friend and I'll be even prouder to call her Madam President, so let's get out there, donate, volunteer, and knock on every door until the grassroots has delivered Washington their first President of the people! It's time we restore conservative leadership to our capital, and I trust no one to do it like I trust Carly. Carly and Kim visit Winterset, Iowa (3/7) Carly and Kim make their first stop on their tour in Kim's hometown of Winterset, Iowa, here she talks about what growing up in a small town meant to her. I absolutely love Winterset, it's my home and always will be even as I fight for Iowa in Des Moines. And I think all too often small towns are forgotten by politicians that govern only for the big cities, sometimes the immediate suburbs, but mostly stopping short off a few miles off the steps of the Capitol Building. But that all changes with a Fiorina administration. Carly is someone that doesn't have a political mandate, she isn't an elected official with debts to pay or promises to keep to anyone but the American people. Her commitment is to people like you, out here in small towns like Winterset. Because if Winterset can produce a female Lieutenant Governor committed to defending Life, Liberty, and the American Dream, then it can play a huge part in electing the first female President that will do the same. Touring around town today gave me a lot of great memories of my life growing up, and it reminded me how important family is to the rearing of a child. I wouldn't be Lieutenant Governor today if it weren't for my Dad's gift of a strong work ethic, and I wouldn't be a steadfast faithful Christian if it weren't for the moral values and compass my Mom taught me. And that's why it is so important to defend the family and Family values. Carly is the only candidate endorsed by both the Family Leader and the National Right to Life Committee, the two biggest family values and right to life organizations both in Iowa and nationwide. Small Town values means a lot, it means standing up for yourself and for each other, supporting the rule of law and the beauty of America, and having an unshakable faith in our common dignity and in our common creator. Because to really have that faith in God and our fellow man, it means that we pray when Americans are attacked, it doesn't mean we play politics because we might see it as advantageous. That when the President of the United States has an attempt on his life we can all stand together as Americans and instead of calling it a "dupe" or a false flag, we can understand that there are people in our society that want to see America fail. And it takes a real leader to put aside political differences for even just a day, to pray for your adversary, because at the end of the day, the other side of the aisle isn't our enemy, it's those on the other side of the world that want to blow up both sides that are our enemy. I'm glad to have this moral background from small town Iowa. It's why I'd never change where I was born and raised for a minute and I know y'all wouldn't either. I was raised right in a rural community and that's how I know someone for Iowa values when I see them. And that someone for Iowa values is Carly Fiorina, she isn't a talking politician, she is an doing businesswoman. Thank y'all so much and God Bless Iowa! Carly and Kim are joined by Rep. David Young in Mount Ayr, Iowa (4/7) Rep. Young had a campaign event planned in Mount Ayr, Iowa, invited as special guests are Carly and Kim Hello Mount Ayr! It's great to be here taking questions as your Congressman. But first I'd like to talk a little bit about the special guests we have here with us today. We have the Lieutenant Governor of Iowa Kim Reynolds and the next President of the United States Carly Fiorina here with us today. And I'm so glad that they could make my offer of stopping by this Town Hall in Mount Ayr today. Because let me tell you, these 2 women are the strongest leaders I know here in Iowa. If you want two leaders, you're an Iowan in need, and you're looking for someone to vote for, Carly Fiorina is the only answer. And for me, what is really the kicker about her campaign, is just how different it is from any campaign we've ever seen. Now, we've seen outsiders run for President before, but there is normally some kind of major flaw or scandal. And yet, nothing her opponents try seems to stick on Carly. Her business record is squeaky clean, employing over 100,000 Americans, doubling employment and revenues, tripling growth, and quadrupling innovations. She is impeccably conservative with ironclad principles you rarely see in any candidate for President, and she has no background of wealth, she comes from an average, middle class Texas family. And that is what makes her so inspiring to me, as a member of Congress I wish I had her skills and gift to be able to lead and represent the entire nation as well as she will. But thank God I don't have to be President! So let me tell you, if you're voting for me for Congress, it only makes sense to vote for Carly for President, she's the leader in the White House I need, and my colleagues need to accomplish the reformation of American Foreign Policy, the tax and spend slash, and the protection of Constitutional Rights we need to see happen in Washington. As a freshman Congressman I've seen a President that has no interest in all the new conservatives that we elected in 2014, so now it's up to us in 2016 to send a whole new, even bigger batch of conservatives led by Carly straight to the White House. Carly and Kim stop in Corning, Iowa (5/7) Carly and Kim's next stop is in the town of Corning, here Carly will speak to the local Adams County chapter of the Family Leader on the Right to Life Thank you all so much for having me here to speak. It truly is an honor to be the official candidate of the Family Leader. And with me I have another supporter of Mr. Vander Plaats, who is Co-Chairing my campaign, Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds. She and I talked at length about the right to life for all Americans before she decided on endorsing me and just like Bob as well as the National Right to Life Committee they all decided that I wasn't just a Pro-Life candidate, but that I was the Pro-Life candidate. And that is a badge I wear with honor. All my life I've believed life begins at conception and as we move forward the science is becoming clearer and clearer that abortion is the killing of a living human child. That's something that we simply cannot tolerate. That is why I believe in both abortion restrictions as well as programs that would organically reduce the rate of abortions, because the fact is we have to stop the mass deaths of our children, millions ever year. This is a national emergency and it is one of the greatest Civil Rights issues of our day. For just how developed they are, unborn children are treated as subhuman, able to be dispatched on a whim. This is the reality of their legal rights and we must work to change it. We are a better society than that and I am proud to be the candidate entrusted by some of the nation's most vigorous Pro-Life leaders to be the leader to finally end this terrible calamity once and for all. Carly and Kim barnstorm in Red Oak, Iowa (6/7) Americans for Tax Reform is sponsoring a barnstorming-style event for Carly in Red Oak, Iowa in the Town Square, the seat is filled with people from all over Montgomery County Thank you all for coming out to this event! I'm here to talk to y'all about revitalizing towns just like Red Oak across Iowa and the rural midwest. Because Iowa, and I know Kim could attest to this, is one of the most interesting place in the nation. Because, your cities and suburbs are among the fastest growing, and yet the rural regions and small towns are only experience loss of people and economic decline. This must end, and I have a plan to fix it. See, I was endorsed by the Americans for Tax Reform, and I was proud to bring on their founder and Iowa's most notable tax cut warrior Grover Norquist as a Co-Chair of my Iowa campaign because I believe one of the most important things for the next Congress and the next President to do is to pass a massive, re-vitalizing tax cut across the boards in every sphere where the government currently overtaxes people, business, and our economy. I was the first candidate in this race to pledge a 15% Flat Tax, that has been my policy since this summer. And I have a business record of being able to actually balance budgets and make sure that growth is happening. You look at my time as a CEO, I employed 100,000 hard-working Americans, and I think it's safe to say I've created more jobs than everyone running for President combined by a factor of 10. I'm the only candidate with real business experience, and at the same time I am the only candidate with experience as starting out middle class and working my way up the business ladder to become the first woman CEO of a Fortune 15 company. We need a President with the appropriate business experience to lead us. Someone that understands the exorbitant tax burden placed on the American people and American businesses. This cannot go on any longer and as President I will ensure that it won't. Carly and Kim cap off their Tour of Southwest Iowa in Council Bluffs, Iowa with Sen. Joni Ernst (7/7) Carly and Kim's week-long tour of Southwest Iowa comes to an end with a rally in Council Bluffs where Sen. Joni Ernst is set to keynote Hello Iowa! It's great to be back from DC speaking in support of the two strong ladies standing behind me. Carly and Kim are some of my closest friends and I was so glad to receive the invite after I got the news Kim would be supporting Carly with me. And the reason I support Carly has very little to do with politics I must say, and don't get me wrong, she and I agree on the most issues out of anyone in the field and she is by far the strongest conservative running, but that is secondary to the biggest reason why I more than just support her, I respect her tremendously. That's because I respect a fighter when I see one, and I know a fighter, I led troops in Iraq, and I know the bravery and heart of a man or woman who has the grit and determination to serve and defend their nation. That's Carly. She is a fighter, she fought to be the first woman CEO of a Fortune 15 company and she'll fight for America when other candidates would run and hide. And her administration will be a brand new type of leadership, she was a Technology CEO, God love her as a woman in that field. That not only weathered and grew through the dotcom bubble burst, but created great new technologies that were used to defeat terrorism at home and abroad. Her administration will represent a victory for forward-thinking policy. And administration that will invest in defense research and development. Carly will always keep us one step ahead of the enemy because that is her tech background. If you want a military leader, take it from a soldier like me, Carly is the only fighter ready to take the reigns of the White House and bring our nation to success we haven't seen since Reagan defeated the Evil Empire of Communism. God Bless you all and God Bless Iowa!
  14. Conservative Elector 2

    Democratic positions

    Sure, I was kind of surprised as well. He does not support support the decriminalization of sex work, while he supports drone strikes in order to fight terrorism. Until yesterday the page also stated, that he does not want to reform the Supreme Court, which should stay imho as it is. Without term limits and with a number of 9 appointed judges.
  15. Dr. Insano

    Another Founding Fathers Game Interest Post

    I'll read this tonight and I can give you an answer by tomorrow morning
  16. Herbert Hoover

    Another Founding Fathers Game Interest Post

    Here is the rulebook: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/founding-fathers/download/D2DC5332-059E-11E4-9CE2-204F8CA9C27C We have had several rule clarifications since, but those are the base rules. You can look at the other two games for roughly how this plays out. The most important part about playing is frequency. The posts may not be as detailed as those in the Historical RP or the 2016 RP, but it's going to be a minimum of 5-10 check ups a day, especially if you are President.
  17. Hestia11

    2016 Roleplay

    Vice President Biden visits Phoenix, AZ, labelling McCain as a "fighter" and a "close friend" of his Vice President Biden campaigns outside Council Bluffs, IA Vice President Biden opens up a campaign headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama
  18. Dr. Insano

    Another Founding Fathers Game Interest Post

    I'm interested, what are the ground rules?
  19. Herbert Hoover

    Another Founding Fathers Game Interest Post

    @Dr. Insano
  20. Dr. Insano

    Democratic positions

    I'm surprised by the +3 for Sanders. if I may ask where do you agree with Bernie Sanders?
  21. Dr. Insano

    2016 Roleplay

    John McCain returns to Senate after diagnosis promises to "fight like Hell, like my good friend Ted Kennedy" Only a few days after a brain cancer diagnosis Senator John McCain of Arizona has returned to the Senate. He was greeted with bipartisan praise and a standing ovation, upon his return she made a short speech about bringing America back together and not being so divided by political differences. He gives President Obama and his family a heartfelt response after the assassination attempt. "Mr President, we may not always agree but at this time we!re with you and your family at this very difficult time. All of us as Americans, I personally am always here if you need to talk." @WVProgressive @Rodja @Hestia11 @Edouard @Sunnymentoaddict @Reagan04 @jvikings1 @jdm06ltd @Kingthero @TheLiberalKitten
  22. Actinguy

    Democratic positions

    I ignored the folks that I don't consider to be real candidates. I also subtracted a point if they were in favor or against something I felt strongly about in the opposite direction. Sanders +15 Biden +13 Warren +11 Booker +10 Klobuchar +9 O'Rourke +8 Gillibrand +6 Buttigieg & Harris +4 Castro +2 Inslee -2 Hickenlooper -4 That said, I'm still a Buttigieg supporter. There's a wide difference between "That sounds like a good idea" and "That sounds like an achievable idea." Of the group, I consider Buttigieg to be the right combination of inspiring and also realistic. That's a hard balance, but I think he pulls it off the best. I also think it doesn't "matter" what a candidate believes if they can't get elected, and a country does not go from Donald Trump to Bernie Sanders overnight.
  23. Ido

    Project Israel

    I'll see what I can do with that
  24. Herbert Hoover

    Another Founding Fathers Game Interest Post

    You may, but I do not. As much as I'd like to believe I could be purely impartial, its much easier said than done.
  25. vcczar

    Another Founding Fathers Game Interest Post

    I trust you to play as one of the players and GM if it comes to that.
  26. Herbert Hoover

    Another Founding Fathers Game Interest Post

    Applications are still open, everyone. The final group will be somewhere between 3-5 players, and the more applications that come in make it a better game in the long run. Even if you are not tagged, if you're interested just say so!
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