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  1. electorclark

    Is nobody going to bring up gun control?

    Fair enough. Britain First are less a movement, more a hate group. In the sense they've published videos purporting to show violence of immigrants when they're actually committed by nationals of whatever country. Nobody takes them seriously here.
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    Is nobody going to bring up gun control?

    Agree with you very much re knife crime. It is on the rise. There's a vast litany of reasons for this, and I believe that a younger generation - of which most knife crimes can be attributed to - have grown up angry, disenfranchised and raised within violent homes and communities. Not a good thing. That said, the volume and number of knife crimes according to population is significantly lower than shootings in the US. What's more, from my own experience, knife crimes are largely centralised within London and surrounding areas. I had never really heard of the issue until moving to the capital, and certainly didn't encounter it much growing up in Yorkshire. But agree with your point. I for one am not saying the UK is superior to the US because of crime levels - we need a lot of improvement in terms of social integration, mental health etc - but I know I'm not alone in being deeply shocked by the frequency of shootings in the US, and the lack of legislation surrounding it.
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    Is nobody going to bring up gun control?

    Yes, my ancestors may well be the reason for it existing, but the keyword is that: ancestors. A long time ago. Redundant. Old-fashioned. Outdated. We won't be invading the USA anytime soon. Also, I'm not sure of what UK you talk of, but nobody has been arrested for making jokes about a dog. Nor have MPs tried to overturn the Brexit referendum. They've merely tried to give it proper parliamentary scrutiny - and rightly so. Not sure how the ownership of guns would solve this? But we digress. The issue here is that guns are legal in the USA, when they don't need to be. Other countries work just fine not having access to handguns, rifles, and whatever else - even communities with deep hunting heritage like the one where I was raised.
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    Is nobody going to bring up gun control?

    From a British point of view, and from someone raised in the countryside where hunting is actually a thing, this whole gun issue in the USA is outrageous. You have more shootings than anywhere else in the world. Take away guns = people not getting shot on the street, in schools, or anywhere else. A tired old document that says you're allowed to possess a very dangerous firearm is not compatible with the ways of the modern world. You do not need a gun, and you are not entitled to one.
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    Fictional Presidential Election

    Thought I'd give it a go - why not! Name: Molly Newland Occupation: Junior Senator for Georgia Party: Democrat State: Georgia Political Influence Points: 20 Basic Political Views: Centre Left Leadership: 4 Integrity: 4 Experience: 2 Issue Familiarity: 3 Charisma: 5 Stamina: 4 Debating Score: 3 Starting Funds: 4,500,000 Born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1980, Molly Newland is seen as something of a breath of fresh air in the Democratic party, but is still considered an outsider due to her young age. A former lawyer turned working class activist, Newland is seen as far left socially, but something of a centrist in terms of immigration and fiscal policy. After becoming Georgia's youngest ever attorney general, Newland delivered a landmark speech that went viral on corporate corruption and negligence following a case that left 43 workers dead in Savannah. Newland set her sights on the political sphere and, unusually for a Democrat, enjoys high approval ratings in her home state before and after her ascent to the US senate. Still, as the first Democrat in decades to represent Georgia, she still ruffles feathers with the conservative guard and Republican voters that want her out. Georgia's changing demographics landed Newland the win however, and the freshman senator looks towards the presidency following her first term. In terms of her personal life, her surrogates include her husband, Adam Newland, a lawyer, and her sister, Jeanine Szohr, a well-known political analyst on NBC.
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    Game Questions

    Thanks, that all seems like good advice.
  7. electorclark

    Game Questions

    Haha I appreciate that, but just in terms of mechanics, I struggle. It's an issue whatever the year!
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    Game Questions

    Honestly, I've played President Infinity a few times on different settings, and I still struggle so much with the 2016 campaign. Playing as Warren, I usually take Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada after slowly building up footsoldiers and selecting them within my strategy from the off. I win all the debates, I drop ads a few weeks prior to caucuses/primaries, and still, I can never beat Clinton. As soon as the first four primaries are done, I fall behind and just cannot seem to beat her. I know people will've asked these questions hundreds of times before, but I'm at a complete loss!
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    2020 Original Candidate Game

    It's not so much an RP, just a sim for your RP characters to come together and I can go through turn-by-turn? Next best thing! Starting point would be a character form I guess for all policy, bio, photo etc.
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    2020 Original Candidate Game

    More than happy to start building a list if it gets enough interest!
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    2020 Original Candidate Game

    First topic, but had the idea and thought why not. Has anybody ever proposed the idea of an original character candidate game? As in a custom President Infinity game that collates everyone's made-up character into one sim, as opposed to just lifting users/rehashing the same old Trumps and Clintons. Wasn't sure what the RP vibe was like on her but thought it could possibly be a good idea for anyone that's interested in that sorta thing.
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    2016 Multi-Party US Election

    Potential option for multiple leaders of a party? Elizabeth Warren for Dem Socialists, Booker for Democrats etc. Just an idea, but it sounds great as it is!
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    UK General Election Poll 2017

    Ideologically, I'd vote Lib Dem as I'm of the centrist-leaning-left inclination. That said, I'm voting Labour as more a realistic vote to weaken May's majority - the whole argument that Brexit is behind the snap election seems a little untrue, and therefore makes me highly suspicious of the Prime Minister. Still, my local MP is Kate Hoey who was a huge Brexiteer despite our area voting 79% to remain - difficult when MPs are supposed to represent their constituents.
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    2020 Election Playthrough

    Ah really?! Glad I managed to pull it off, albeit in a fictional scenario.