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  1. 4 points
    From 30th till the 2nd. I'll be in Kansas City
  2. 3 points
    LOA til 12/14 to continue getting my ass kicked by finals
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    Turn 1 of the primary is due on 4/22/19 @ 11:59PM. Each character has 20 hours to spend. @SWMissourian @TexAgRepublican @Jellybeans @anatoly @Bluto @Batman @Dogslife @Rusty Russ See this thread for schedule details, campaign costs, and demographics.
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    Thank you to those of you that have signed up already. If you edit your bio from this point, please post so I can edit the spreadsheets. There's still room for 3 more Republicans and 1 more Democrat. Signups end Friday. Republicans Journalist David Grenfield (Austin) @SWMissourian Congressman Kyle Fitzgerald (Houston) @TexAgRepublican Judge Melinda Jellystone (Lubbock) @Jellybeans NRA VP Rob South (Houston) @anatoly Candidate Democrats Businesswoman Jennifer Acevedo (Dallas) @Bluto Fmr Lt. Governor Power McNelly (Amarillo) @Batman State Senator Samuel Crafts (Dallas) @Dogslife Businessman Richard Strickland (Dallas) @Rusty Russ Candidate
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    Character Name: Kyle Fitzgerald Home State: Texas Home County: Polk Home Media Market: Houston Party: Republican ---------------------------------------------------- Previous Job: U.S. Rep. TX-36 Date of Birth: 11/11/1967 Race / Ethnicity: White Religion: Protestant Christian Wealth: Upper Middle Class Gender: Male Sexuality: Heterosexual Are you married?: Yes How many children do you have?: 1 ---------------------------------------------------- Attributes (200 points to distribute; max 100 for each) Experience: 50 Name Recognition: 50 Wealth: 50 Charisma: 50 ---------------------------------------------------- Affinity (100 points to distribute; max 100 for each) Conservatives: 50 Progressives: 25 Moderates: 25 ---------------------------------------------------- Kyle Fitzgerald was born on November 11, 1967 in Livingston, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University and was a member of the Corps of Cadets, graduating in 1990. After college, he served in the U.S. Army and deployed to the Gulf War with the First Cavalry Division. After being honorably discharged from the Army in 1994, he returned home to work for his father's timber trucking company, eventually taking over the company himself. In 2012, he entered politics and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the newly created 36th District. He has been re-elected three times.
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    Character Name: David Grenfield Home State: Texas (duh) Home County: Travis County (yes, THAT Travis County) Home Media Market: Travis ---------------------------------------------------- Previous Job: Social Media Loon commentator, editor of True American Heritage (fringe social media "news" organization)Date of Birth: April 10, 1963Race / Ethnicity: WhiteReligion: AtheistWealth: Middle ClassGender: MaleSexuality: Heterosexual (he makes this abundantly clear)Are you married?: DivorcedHow many children do you have?: 1; Alyssa Grenfield, 21 ---------------------------------------------------- Attributes (200 points to distribute; max 100 for each) Experience: 15 Name Recognition: 55 Wealth: 25 Charisma: 105 ---------------------------------------------------- Affinity (100 points to distribute; max 100 for each) Conservatives: 60 Progressives: 25 Moderates: 15 ---------------------------------------------------- David Ignatious Grenfield was born on April 10, 1963, to Donald 'Don' Grenfield and Sarah Grenfield. David grew up as a Democrat, even voting for Dukakis over the immensely popular Ronald Reagan in 1984. During this time, he served in the Army as an infantry rifleman. His time in the Army would go on to shape his cynical, power-centric worldview. While he neglected to vote in 1988, he did vote for Bill Clinton in 1992. However, in 1994, he was among millions of voters that defected to the Republican Party, delivering the House into GOP hands for the first time in nearly four decades. His views shifted into a more socially conservative outlook, while he remained economically moderate. In 2000, he voted for George Bush and retired from the military. The Presidency of "Dubya" would come to radically change Grenfield's beliefs. He shifted left on some issues and hard right on others. He dropped his Christian faith in 2007, and he started supporting abortion ("keeps those minorities from getting uppity," he once said). He also became an immigration hardliner, calling for an immediate halt to all immigration. While his vote has invariably been Republican since 2012, he strikes a controversial figure for both parties. Mainstream conservatives consider him a far-right loonbag who makes them look bad, and progressives consider him misogynistic, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, and crude. In summary on support: (Conservatives like his support for police, distrust of affirmative action, anti-feminism, and other related things, but they are displeased greatly with his avowed support of Roe v. Wade, his blatant racism, and lowkey attacks on religion) (Progressives like his support for Roe v. Wade and attacks on religion...that's about it) (Moderates...yeah, they don't like him)
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    Good to go. @Sheridan and @SWMissourian also have received their committee mods.
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    I recently dreamt that I went back in time to the early 1990s when I lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I thought to myself I needed to buy Microsoft.
  10. 2 points
    My laptop is currently on the fritz so I am consigned to my phone unless I can find my netbook. Will keep everyone posted.
  11. 2 points
    Democrats need to do better as recruiting new players. Every round so far has ended in either a landslide 2020 victory for the GOP or the DNC Chair getting arrested for donating to a terrorist organization
  12. 2 points
    What's everyones telegram name? mine is @BlutoReturns
  13. 2 points
    Well, I don't really hold with resolutions as such, but I will offer a few comments about the year closing and the upcoming one. -It was a year of endings. I'm sure everybody noticed this Parker isn't a Veteran. 2017 was the last complete year I will wear the Nation's cloth; I have reached mandatory retirement. And it was the first complete year we were without "Richard Candler." VUSA vets will remember he was a memorial to a very close RL friend of mine that passed on in 2016. Sim-wise, this Parker only shares a name with Parker 1.0-5.0. I retired from simming as I got tired of fighting with the Cool Kids and being a Party of One. Thinking I'll see how far I can go playing within the rules instead of just ignoring them when I think they're stupid.
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    Thinking about resurrecting Parker.
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    Actually, the national polls at the Presidential election were pretty good. The issue was in the way the media presented what a small popular vote lead actually means in an election that isn't decided by popular vote. On the subject of what we over here call the "Shy Tory Factor", it is sometimes the case that online and automated polls show a different result to in-person polls, although the size of that issue is disputed, and those types of polls are not necessarily more accurate due to other factors such as low response rate. I'm a maths and stats guy, so I'm a bit nerdy about this sort of stuff!
  16. 2 points
    Oh the Government here are buggering up Brexit perfectly well without any help!
  17. 2 points
    I want to formally apologize to @Kyle Fitzgerald and @Shiggy for the way I behaved last round. I don't apologize for making a third party because I think it was fun (at least for those involved) but I do want to apologize for the way I left the party and for any hard feelings. To answer any questions, no I still don't intend to play next round but that has nothing to do with the player base and everything to do with how Tedder is choosing to run this game and we've had discussions about this. When the time comes Tedder is ready to fully commit to running this site as a Gov Sim and he hires a team of dedicated Admins I would be happy to either be one of the Admins or a player. Either way my involvement going forward is entirely based on whether or not Tedder chooses to take his Govsim seriously.
  18. 2 points
    I play around some more with some ideas but could do something simlar to this. Not sure about font or color of the banner.
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    Made this last weekend. Rum icecream 2 cups heavy cream 1 cup whole milk 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar, divided 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg 2 large eggs 1/3 cup dark rum Equipment: an ice cream maker PREPARATION Bring cream, milk, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and nutmeg to a simmer in a heavy medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring. Meanwhile, whisk together eggs, remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add cream mixture in a slow stream, whisking. Return to saucepan and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until mixture coats back of spoon and registers 175°F on an instant-read thermometer (do not boil). Immediately strain custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a metal bowl. Stir in rum and chill custard at least 6 hours. Freeze in ice cream maker, then transfer to an airtight container and put in freezer to harden, about 2 hours.
  20. 2 points
    Results with MOV added (copied the following formatting from Wikipedia): States where the margin of victory was under 1% (51 electoral votes; 35 won by Bayer, 16 by Taylor): Florida, 0.19% Iowa, 0.26% (tipping point state) Michigan, 0.74% States/districts where the margin of victory was between 1% and 5% (119 electoral votes; 90 won by Bayer, 29 by Taylor): Wisconsin, 1.14% Alaska, 1.28% Pennsylvania, 1.36% Ohio, 1.49% New Hampshire, 2.13% Nevada, 2.48% Minnesota, 2.50% Colorado, 2.63% Virginia, 2.80% North Carolina, 4.29% Arizona, 4.96% States where the margin of victory was between 5% and 10% (107 electoral votes; 67 won by Taylor, 40 by Bayer): Oregon, 5.14% Georgia, 5.29% Montana, 5.36% Connecticut, 7.12% New Jersey, 7.91% Washington, 8.05% Missouri, 8.53% Maine, 8.62% Indiana, 8.68% Delaware, 9.61% Illinois, 9.83%
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    As an LGBT person and a football fan, I'll be interested to see whether this makes any difference, because there have been programmes like this before. For context, in a survey about a year ago, 8% of football fans said they'd stop supporting their team if the club had a gay player. The British press reported that as "only 8%", but that's more than 3000 people out of the average attendance of a Premier League game.
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