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  2. Herbert Hoover

    Founding Fathers: The Young Republic

    Also, for your votes, everyone who votes please also vote on the tariff.
  3. TheLiberalKitten

    In honor of PEI - Election night 2019

    Good job!
  4. Herbert Hoover

    Founding Fathers: The Young Republic

    If there is no response by @Kingthero by 7:30PM EST, I will assume he uses 1IP to resolve the issue, @vcczar the other two, and he will vote aye.
  5. Dr. Insano

    2016 Roleplay

    Kamala Harris blasts Chevy Chase for residency "Chevy Chase claims he wants to be a true representative of the people of California when he has two homes one here in the state of California and the other is in New York what she spends the majority of his time so he can go do Saturday Night Live whenever they want him on. California does not need a senator who's going to spend only half the time within the state. California also doesn't need a representative that burns every bridge he crosses. Mark my words if this November it's a race between Chevy Chase and Duncan Hunter California should be prepared for a Republican senator." Chevy Chase responds to Harris' attack "It's kind of funny that something is trivial as this is becoming an issue in this campaign. Look I'm not hiding anyting, I've lived a very fortunate life and I'm well off financially. However at the same time I think my income should be taxed more so we can fund our schools, rebuild our infrastructure and create a economy that works for all people that strive for the American dream. I want to talk about the actual issues that burden people everyday, the fact that the Harris campaign is throwing every kind of attack to see what sticks to the wall is exactly the reason why somebody like Duncan Hunter could become the next senator. That is why I personally will not be making any more statements about the Harris campaign, unless of course they go over the line with an attack on me, of course I will respond to those kind of attacks. But right now my primary focus is traveling the state and meeting people and listening to the struggles people are plagued with, I will also focus on making sure that Duncan Hunter will never be your Senator!"
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  7. Edouard

    In honor of PEI - Election night 2019

    I barely played too buuut
  8. Dr. Insano

    Founding Fathers: The Young Republic

    Hamilton recommends a tariff " President Washington as we are still a very young Nation I think it would be best for us if we used tariffs as a source of Revenue as of right now something in the likeness of a income tax would not be supported so soon after the Revolutionary War."
  9. Actinguy

    Predicting the 2020 Dem nominee

    Yes, I agree that there is a component of Bernie supporters who will vote for Trump if they can't vote for Bernie, and maybe an even larger component of them that will stay home in that scenario. But I'd counter that there is an equal or larger group of Republicans/moderates who hate Trump but are terrified of Bernie even more, so these people likely all cancel each other out. Also, the "or else I'll vote for Trump!" is such a blatantly evil threat at this point that it reflects poorly on Sanders as their candidate of choice.
  10. vcczar

    Predicting the 2020 Dem nominee

    Apparently, 20% of Bernie supporters said they'll vote for Trump over even Elizabeth Warren. I don't know how many of these also voted for Trump over Clinton in 2016. The question then is, do establishment Democrats vote for Trump over Sanders. My answer is, I don't think so. I don't think they're bombthrowers like a lot of my fellow Sanders supporters are (unfortunately). In this sense, I think there is a way that Trump can win. I think he wins the states I have on that map regardless. There is the possibility that Sanders drains the Trump voters that voted for Trump just because he was anti-establishment. Sanders would be wise to pick a VP that isn't a Socialist--someone young and charismatic--maybe Buttigieg or O'Rourke or Abrams.
  11. vcczar

    Founding Fathers: The Young Republic

    I'll wait for @Kingthero to handle the final issue as Attorney General before making a decision on this. Also, As @Dr. Insano has the Treasury Sec, and I'll let him recommend if he thinks we need a Tariff or a Tax at the moment.
  12. Actinguy

    Actinguy's Founding Fathers

    Action to President @Agent B. You may do any/all of the following, but only once each. Make a Speech Spend 1 influence point. Pick one of your statesmen. Roll a die. If you roll a 6, that statesman gets 1 popularity point. If you get less than 6 then you can spend influence points to make up the deficit to get that popularity point if you choose. Whip Up Support This is strengthen party support. Pick one of your statesman. Expend one influence. Roll a die. 1-2 = no change; 3-5 = 1 space; 6 = 2 spaces. Public support moves towards the chosen statesman's party if the roll is favorable. Fund Newspapers Select one of your statesmen. Spend 1 influence to place a newspaper cube for that statesman's party in the bottom left box. (Yes, a party can have multiple newspapers in play at the same time) * Spend 2 influence to move one of the SEVEN existing newspapers one square to the right. Build Congressional Support Select a statesman. Spend 1 influence. Roll a die. If you roll a 4-6, your statesman receives 3 more voting power in congress. If you roll less than 4, then you can add influence to make up the deficit. Be aware: Only THREE players can have this in play at the same time. (It used to be two, but Era B bumps this up to three). @Woot Aaron Burr has one. The other two are currently unused. You'll get the available one if you succeed at this, and so will someone else...but if anyone after them ALSO succeeds, they'll have to steal it from one of the three of you.
  13. avatarmushi

    Democratic positions

    Most to least: Sanders +54 Warren +49 Gillibrand/O’Rourke +41 Harris +40 Booker +39 Gabbard +37 Klobuchar/Yang +34 Buttigieg +33 Delaney +31 Castro +30 Biden +22 Voting Preference: 1. Buttigieg 2. Klobuchar 3. Harris 4 .O’Rourke 5. Booker 6. Sanders 7. Warren 8. Biden 9. Castro 10. Gillibrand 11. Yang 12. Delaney 13. Gabbard
  14. Herbert Hoover

    Predicting the 2020 Dem nominee

    I fully agree. This was my reasoning for supporting Beto.
  15. Actinguy

    Predicting the 2020 Dem nominee

    I haven't gamed it out yet, I likely won't do that until we know for sure who the nominees will be. But I truly believe that even those Republicans who are truly tired of Trump and open to a Democrat instead are going to hear "THE SOCIALISTS ARE COMING!" and get scared back into the pro-Trump line. I think a moderate who doesn't have Hillary's baggage of decades of high visibility is exactly how we take down Trump. And then if people want to unseat that moderate in four years for their man/woman of the people rabble rouser of choice, so be it. But the kitchen is on fire, and people are complaining they don't like the curtains. We can go curtain shopping later. First, we need to put out the fire.
  16. Harris/Ernst 2020

    Joe Biden seems to be in

    I honestly thought he wouldn't enter either. Now o you think he'll win the primaries and/or the general?
  17. LegolasRedbard

    Ardia Legislative Elections - 2014 and 2019

    This hasn't been updated in a long time as I've been busy with exams and such, but here's the backstory and events that lead up to the 2014 election (if you can be bothered to read it) From when Ardia became a self-governing dependency of the British Empire in 1938 until the establishment of a full republic in 1979, Ardia was very much a conservative country, with their only being one 10 year period in which the Liberals, which at that time were the other dominant party in Ardia, held power. Under the leadership of Ardia's longest serving Prime Minister, Richard Benson, they were granted full independence in 1979, which is when the re-alignment in Ardian politics began. The Labour Party, formed from the Socialist Worker's and Social Democratic parties in 1969, had begun to grow in support, and in 1984 surpassed the Liberals as the main opposition to the Conservatives, who by that point had been in power for fifteen years. It would, however, take another ten for the Labour Party to shed it's reputation as a rowdy gang of socialists under the leadership of Cal Jones. Around the late 1980s, Ardia swung to the right, with Richard Benson (now a VERY elder statesman) resigning as Prime Minister and President Smith appointing Desmond Peterson as his successor. Peterson was unpopular even amongst his own party, widely seen by the Ardian public and the rest of the world as a hyper-conservative and a national embarassment. His appointment was seen as a reason why the power of the Presidency should be curtailed, as Tory leader Robert Campbell was snubbed due to President Smith's personal dislike of him. Despite winning the 1989 election with a majority of only three seats, Peterson did so on the lowest share of vote for an incumbent government in Ardian history. With the centre ground now open due to the CRP's shift to the right, Cal Jones moved Labour to the centre, whilst the Liberals reinvented themselves as the party of those on the right who didn't feel comfortable with the direction of the CRP. To make matters even worse, the Conservative parliamentary group split into two, eventually becoming two different parties - the Conservative Republicans and the Progressive Conservatives. And as if things couldn't get any worse, Peterson took a leaf out of Brian Mulroney's book and resigned as Prime Minister only four months shy of the 1994 election, leaving new leader Paul Spencer to pick up the pieces of a destroyed party. This led to Labour winning a large majority in 1994, with the CRP and the Progressive Conservatives spliting the vote and allowing the Liberals to become the second largest party. The election was a bloodbath for the Tories, as all but five MPs lost their seats (in some small sense of justice for Spencer, he was one of the five to hold their seats, whilst Peterson lost his seat which the Tories had held since 1939). Cal Jones became the first female President of Ardia, and was elected on a manifesto of which one of the central components was reducing the powers of the President. These reforms were passed, and now gave the House of Commons the power to confirm the new Prime Minister, meaning that the President would have to appoint a candidate who could receive the support of more than 50% of the House. This would mean that the largest party would have their candidate nominated, and the hope was that that there would be no repeat of the Peterson incident, where the President nominates whoever they want. The first election under this method was held in 2004, and Hugh Mannion was confirmed as Prime Minister, being the leader of the Parliamentary Labour Party. The 2009 Election However, the flaw in this proposal came to the fore in 2009. Alan Turnbull, who had succeeded President Jones in 2004, was running for a second term in office against the odds. The financial crisis that had unfolded over 2008 had led to a massive drop in the polls for Turnbull, who was averaging ten points behind Will Cranson, the Tory nominee, only 2 months before the election. The Conservatives were predicted to fall short of a majority in the Commons, but with the support of their regional allies in the autonomous province of New Ulster, they could form a coalition. However, things changed when in March 2009, one month before the first round of the election, Will Cranson's campaign came off the rails. It was exposed that during his term as Governor of Western Ardia, he owned a company which he granted a major public contract to build a bridge in Ardia. To make matters worse, he had covered this up and silenced journalists who had attempted to expose him. "Bridgegate" led the Conservatives to distance themselves from Cranson, with Tory leader Kelly Lewis urging people to still vote for the Conservatives in their local constituencies. The outcome was probably the worst one that could be expected - Cranson was eliminated in the first round, and Turnbull beat independent John Kershaw in the second round narrowly. However, the Conservatives won the Parliamentary election with a plurality of seats, and with the Independence Party of New Ulster formed a coalition government, leading to Kelly Lewis becoming Prime Minister under a Labour President
  18. Herbert Hoover

    Founding Fathers: The Young Republic

    A note to everyone: I go into work at 2PM EST. While at work, responses will be very infrequent and with no real rhyme or reason. However, there is nothing that should require my presence tonight for this issue or the election. When the IP is decided, go ahead and begin the vote with the voting order above, and feel free to vote out of order. The nominees by default are the party leaders, Washington and Jefferson. Either may defer to their deputy party leaders, Jay and Pinckney. The election will require no input from me. Do remember that elections are currently pre 12th amendment, meaning that each state can be claimed by two candidates, and that a VP can end up President. I'd reccomend that @Kingthero brush up on the election rules in the link provided. They are a little confusing at first.
  19. Herbert Hoover

    Founding Fathers: The Young Republic

    In the meantime, feel free to propose any tax or tariff. I will allow that to be done at any point during the issues phase for expediency as well.
  20. vcczar

    Founding Fathers: The Young Republic

    I'll wait for Fisher Ames to respond first with how much IP he'll use, and I'll use whatever is necessary to complete it. I don't want to use mine up since I may need it if I'm reelected.
  21. vcczar

    Predicting the 2020 Dem nominee

    What do you think the PV and EV would be in a Sanders vs Trump matchup? I had Trump winning the EV 278-260, but Sanders winning the PV. Here's my map I made a few weeks ago: https://www.270towin.com/maps/dQ79v I think Sanders wins if he can take Virginia.
  22. Herbert Hoover

    Founding Fathers: The Young Republic

    That's fine. As soon as its finished I will switch it over. In the meantime, action is to you and @Kingthero to decide the split of IP.
  23. vcczar

    Founding Fathers: The Young Republic

    Yeah, you have to reformat everything if you add or delete columns. That's why I started working on a revamped spreadsheet, which would allow 10 statesmen per player instead of like 6 or 7, adds a column for Coalition Building cards, and I was going to condense a lot of the tabs, among other things. I'm still going to work on it, but since there isn't any urgency now, since you've started the game, I'm going to take my time on it.
  24. vcczar

    Joe Biden seems to be in

    You have to drink the Tabasco right before you go out the door for prom. Just kidding. I actually forgot proms existed. I never had any desire to go to prom or any school function. I remember being forced to go to a dance in middle school--7th or 8th grade. I couldn't wait for it to end. Three kids tried to pick a fight with me for no reason and that was the best part of the party. I didn't back away and shoved the main kid into the column of the building. Then they just kind of embarrassingly laughed it off, probably said something mean, and walked away.
  25. Herbert Hoover

    Founding Fathers: The Young Republic

    Yes, I had noticed that. For some reason or another, many of the formulas were not calculating correctly in my sheet. It may be because I deleted a couple rows.
  26. vcczar

    Founding Fathers: The Young Republic

    The popularity and age tabs were formatted to carry the information over from the first page---using a mathematics formula. You probably deleted the formula, which means you'll have to do it manually unless you program it back in. A lot of the spreadsheet is formulas so you don't have to put information in twice.
  27. Actinguy

    Actinguy's Founding Fathers

    4, actually, but ok.
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