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RepMorris October 24th, 2013 10:34pm

Virtual Government Nomination Confirmation Vote. President Trepidhickory (I) has nominated Congressman Octopus (?) to be Secretary of State. The Congress will now have a vote to confirm the nomination.

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RepMorris Pennsylvania
10/25/13 12:55 pm

On this vote the Yays are 61%, the Nays are 39%. Congressman Octopus is hereby confirmed by the Congress to be the Secretary of State.

MJSeals J.D.
10/24/13 8:58 pm

Did we eliminate the inheritance tax? If not can I propose legislation to have it eliminated.
Also can I propose legislation that makes all college applications color blind (ending all affirmative action)

whitepuppy Happy Birthday
10/24/13 6:51 pm

I just joined what spots are open?

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MJSeals J.D.
10/24/13 7:36 pm

Welcome! Yes everyone is welcome in congress
If you get a chance please take the isidewith.com quiz and post your results

zman117 Ohio
10/24/13 8:00 pm

You are automatically now a congressman. You have the ability to vote on and propose legislation.

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/24/13 8:08 pm

Well hopefully tomorrow I will be looking for candidates to be an alternate supreme court justice

whitepuppy Happy Birthday
10/24/13 8:12 pm

I side with 80% republican 41% democrat 28%Libertarians 20% Green party and 5% socialist

whitepuppy Happy Birthday
10/24/13 8:15 pm

Oh and for Senate I sided with Kurt bills mostly and like 25% Amy klobichar however u spell that...

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/24/13 8:31 pm

I was like 52% democrat and something like 46% libertarian I believe ibwas about ewual with green and Republicans around 38-40 and 15% socialist

GeneralDevin MN
10/24/13 8:39 pm

I'm still pretty new and I feel not many know my stances on things so here's a link to my results. www.isidewith.com/results/321648739

MJSeals J.D.
10/24/13 8:42 pm

General I like those results!

GeneralDevin MN
10/24/13 9:23 pm

Thx for the welcome and support guys. Now tell me what qualifies as bad results? Or do you mean you liked them cuz their similar to yours?

MJSeals J.D.
10/24/13 9:29 pm

They were similar! I had 97% republican 82% libertarian 42% Democrat 24% Green 3% Socialist

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/24/13 9:31 pm

No such thing as bad results unless you were like 100% with the Neo-Nazi Party, I may have a problem at that point

GeneralDevin MN
10/24/13 9:40 pm

Heil hitler.




Hail him with bullets and disgrace

GeneralDevin MN
10/24/13 9:41 pm

I look forward to our long lasting mutual relationship of professionalism implemented into VC.

GeneralDevin MN
10/24/13 9:43 pm

Glad we're similar MJ but it's good to get to know the other side( s) of things too.

ModerateGOP26 Maine
10/24/13 5:15 pm

On a side note, everyone get as many of your followers as possible to join VC. For whatever reason, our Democrats aren't as active, and it's more fun when we have a larger, more representative group!

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zman117 Ohio
10/24/13 5:22 pm

Atleast one republican understands this! It doesn't matter if your side is the one with more, it has to be balanced.

MJSeals J.D.
10/24/13 5:39 pm

Hey I vote yes!

ModerateGOP26 Maine
10/24/13 8:15 pm

Exactly, we need a big Congress. I mean 435 should be the goal. ;)

Daniel17LU Virginia
10/24/13 9:22 pm

It would be cool if we could get the exact number of congressmen from each state!

ModerateGOP26 Maine
10/24/13 9:32 pm

Haha I've already carved a serious chunk out of my state's numbers...

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/24/13 5:03 pm

Now that she's stated her views can you guys please say why you voted no?

Remember this is a confirmation not an election

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Liberty 4,032,064
10/24/13 5:08 pm

Just switched to "Yea." That's what I was waiting for.

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/24/13 5:10 pm

I completely understand not wanting to vote yay for someone you don't know if I didn't know her I would have done the same

Octopus
10/24/13 4:52 pm

Hi, everyone. I would first like to assure you all that I will be able to be active within the VC and look forward to becoming more involved. Regarding my views on foreign policy, I believe we should always support our allies but generally decrease

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Octopus
10/24/13 4:54 pm

our presence and not attempt to police the rest of the world, keeping in mind the sovereignty of other nations. I believe that realistically we should support Israel, but also isolate Iran as little as possible. I find our response to Iran morally

Octopus
10/24/13 4:55 pm

troubling, but as for an actual solution, I am open to opinions on the subject. I think we should decrease much of our militarization in the Middle East because it often leads to bad feelings and less security rather than more. I also feel that

Octopus
10/24/13 4:55 pm

allying with Brazil and India would be the best hope for our economic future.

MJSeals J.D.
10/24/13 5:20 pm

Just for statistics reasons, what party are you?
isidewith.com helps us out but isn't required

Octopus
10/24/13 5:59 pm

Democrat. I'll share the results of the quiz once I am able to take it!

NateE Moderate Republican
10/24/13 7:30 pm

Congrats, I look forward to working with you

arttie123 Progressive Independent
10/24/13 9:22 pm

I like your idea of generally decreasing but also supporting allies and strong and rising economic countries

Octopus
10/25/13 5:58 pm

Thank you both for your support, I really appreciate it!

SugarShaq
10/24/13 4:44 pm

Why are all the republicans voting no?

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zman117 Ohio
10/24/13 4:46 pm

Because they hate women!

MJSeals J.D.
10/24/13 4:54 pm

I don't know her

ModerateGOP26 Maine
10/24/13 5:13 pm

I voted yes.

SugarShaq
10/24/13 4:42 pm

Yes, we need more females!

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trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/24/13 4:55 pm

I agree especially when it comes to foreign policy

skinner Wisconsin
10/24/13 4:40 pm

AFly not to be impatient but when are you going to post my cap and trade bill?

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RepMorris Pennsylvania
10/24/13 5:10 pm

I apologize to the Congressman from Massachusetts for not bringing his bill to the floor in a reasonable time. I have now brought the bill by Skinner to the floor.

zman117 Ohio
10/24/13 4:11 pm

The better question is who are you?

MJSeals J.D.
10/24/13 4:25 pm

He is Ronald Reagan

zman117 Ohio
10/24/13 4:29 pm

As we have said before, it's pretty clear that this is an alternate account. That is simply not right to have in the VC

skinner Wisconsin
10/24/13 4:35 pm

Oh good point! How will we stop voter fraud!

zman117 Ohio
10/24/13 4:37 pm

I understand you find it funny, so nobody is stopping you from doing it in other polls. But not in here. That cannot be allowed. One person can't have multiple votes.

Mattwall1
10/24/13 4:45 pm

Agreed am. Now who is behind the Ronald Reagan account?

MJSeals J.D.
10/24/13 4:54 pm

Is there anyone here from Illinois, or Chicago?

RepMorris Pennsylvania
10/24/13 5:11 pm

Ron! What up!

Mattwall1
10/24/13 5:14 pm

Seriously if this IS a second account, and I think it is, the user should have to reveal himself and not be allowed to have both accounts in the virtual congress.

RepMorris Pennsylvania
10/24/13 5:17 pm

RonaldReagan, are you really somebody with two accounts or are you the only account to one user?

Mattwall1
10/24/13 5:18 pm

I think mj said it was a second account once.

MJSeals J.D.
10/24/13 5:23 pm

I assume it's another user. We have a president Obama troll as well

Mattwall1
10/24/13 5:24 pm

I call a motion to launch an investigation, is anyone willing to second?

MJSeals J.D.
10/24/13 5:29 pm

I don't know how we would do an investigations but sure

RepMorris Pennsylvania
10/24/13 5:32 pm

Okay, Matt, you are now head of your investigation. Please Skype message me any ideas on how to conduct this investigation.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/24/13 9:00 pm

Sounds like a reasonable investigation. However, that being said, I'm not sure how you could legally go about finding out that information. Although perhaps an email to Tony asking about IP address registration locations night be in order. Maybe.

MJSeals J.D.
10/24/13 3:54 pm

I have never seen her here

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skinner Wisconsin
10/24/13 3:50 pm

I don't know him so I don't think he's qualified

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political Georgia
10/24/13 3:42 pm

I am not going to blindly approve someone, who I hardly know.

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zman117 Ohio
10/24/13 4:58 pm

Look up top

Liberty 4,032,064
10/24/13 3:41 pm

I don't know much about her. Tell me more.

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makem Chinese Xinjiang Camp
10/24/13 3:37 pm

I haven't heard of him before. What are your views?

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Mattwall1
10/24/13 3:43 pm

Octopus is a she....

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/24/13 3:37 pm

Octopus is very knowledgeable politically and while she has been quiet in comment sections she has been following the VC and has made it clear to me that she will be involved as a cabinet member

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makem Chinese Xinjiang Camp
10/24/13 3:38 pm

Alright, but she should talk more

Mattwall1
10/24/13 3:44 pm

Mr president, have you considered my idea of a security council?

makem Chinese Xinjiang Camp
10/24/13 3:49 pm

What is this I hear about a security council?

Mattwall1
10/24/13 3:51 pm

I proposed an idea through one of the polls where the president, vp, Secretary of State, secretary of defense and the presidents foreign policy advisor (currently myself) meet through Skype or the congress to discuss and decide foreign policy issues

makem Chinese Xinjiang Camp
10/24/13 3:53 pm

That sounds interesting. Good idea IMO

makem Chinese Xinjiang Camp
10/24/13 3:53 pm

But shouldn't you add homeland security too?

Mattwall1
10/24/13 3:54 pm

Yeah secretary of homeland security as well

zman117 Ohio
10/24/13 3:55 pm

We would never get enough people approved! Lol

zman117 Ohio
10/24/13 3:56 pm

Sorry, I didn't refresh so I didn't know it would use the same positions. I thought we would have to get new people lol.

I like that idea. It's not really adding anything but just ensuring our leaders talk to each other.

Mattwall1
10/24/13 3:57 pm

For example, what do we do if Saudi Arabia either severs relations or severely freezes them?