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  2. Name: Conrad AB Experience: Owner & Chief Administrator of VUSA (and normal Administrator), Deputy Chief Administrator/Chief Administrator of Capitol Hill Playing Experience (VGS only): HML Michael Conrad, SmL Saunders, HmL Marshall, SmL Dotson Ideas: Install a reign of terror and dictatorship here in VGS.
  3. Name: Russ @Rusty Russ AB Experience: Novice Playing Experience: (Teddervision experience) = SMW Richard Townshend (D-NC), HmL/HMW John Shultz (D-TX 22nd), Mitch Johnston (D-MO 4th) (VGS experience) = Eugene Chillings (D-NC), HML/Speaker John Shultz (D-TX 22nd) Ideas: Haven't served on AB yet but can learn on the job. Might be limited in what I can do since late May's final's time.
  4. Yeah, I do want to strongly encourage people to take this step and we will take all applications seriously.
  5. Want to be CA? File your application here, I proved my own bio for example of the basics most expect.
  6. Arnold Tipton (@ArnoldTipton) Verified twitter account of US Senator Arnold Tipton.
  7. Arnold Reginald Tipton Republican Senator for NH (Class II) Press Office Press Releases: Place Holder | Brief description
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Arnold Reginald Tipton Republican Senator for New Hampshire Name: Arnold Reginald Tipton Political Party: Republican Party Seat Held: New Hampshire II Date of Birth: October 16, 1967 Place of Birth: Manchester, NH Place of Residence: Manchester, NH Race/Ethnicity: White/Anglo/Russian Gender: Male Religion: Russian Orthodox Family Information: Father | Reginald Branscombe Tipton (b. 1942) Mother | Anastasia Katerina Sergeyevna Durnovo (b. 1945) Brother | Alexander George Peter Tipton (b. 1969) Sister | Maria Katerina Tipton (b. 1972) Wife | Elizabeth Victoria Bennett (b. 1970, m. 1992) Son | Hector Athanasius Tipton (b. 1993) Son | William John Tipton (b. 1995) Daughter | Heloise Anastasia Tipton (b. 1997) Son | Gregory Marshall Tipton (b. 1999) Educational History: Harvard University | BA in Classics | 1989 University of Toronto | MA in History | 1991 University of Ottawa | Ph.D. in History | 1997 Sorbonne Institute | Post-Doctoral in History | 2004 Occupational History: Professor of History (Part Time) | 1992-1996 University of Toronto (1992-1993) University of Ottawa (1993-1996) Professor of History | 1996-2002 | University of New Hampshire Manchester Visiting Fellow | 2002-2003 | University of Ghana Accra Professor of History | 2004-2009 | University of New Hampshire Manchester US Representative for NH-1 | 2009-2011 | Republican US Senator for NH (II) | 2011-Present | Republican Arnold Reginald Tipton was born the sixteenth of October 1967 to Mr. Reginald Branscombe Tipton, a wealthy estate manager, and his wife, Anastasia Tipton (née Dunovo), a socialite and the daughter of an exiled Russian noble family. Reginald converted from Anglicanism to Russian Orthodoxy when he married his wife and the family were raised Russian Orthodox. As a child, Arnold was a capable student and middling athlete who played some competitive tennis at a regional level. His gift was, principally, in the academic sphere. He learned to read from a young age and voraciously consumed books as a child. He earned good grades at Phillips Exeter Academy, where he studied as a child, and was admitted to Harvard University as a result. While at Harvard, Tipton would join the campus Republicans and read to an undergraduate degree in Classics. The world of antiquity spoke to Tipton and he, in turn, devoted the bulk of his professional life to its study. In his thesis at Harvard, Tipton would write of the fall of the Roman Republic. Tipton would pursue further study, this time in Canada at the University of Toronto where he would receive a Master's in History before going on to receive his doctorate in the same at the nearby Canadian University of Ottawa. While at both universities in Canada, Tipton was largely apolitical, preferring to focus his attention on his studies and on teaching. He was a member of the University of Toronto's debating society to which he would frequently give lectures about the traditions and crafts of oratory and rhetoric. At the University of Ottawa, Tipton was far less engaged in extra-curriculars owing to the birth of his first son, Hector Athanasius, by his wife, Elizabeth, herself a convert to Russian Orthodoxy. In the final year of his doctoral studies, in an effort to complete his dissertation, Tipton stopped teaching, relying instead on his family's tremendous wealth to survive and moving back to New Hampshire to write. Upon the completion and successful defense of his doctoral thesis, Tipton was given a tenure-track teaching position at the University of New Hampshire, Manchester campus. He taught history and classics while working on some post-doctoral studies. In 2002, Tipton and his family moved to Accra, Ghana where Arnold was made a visiting fellow and taught history and classics as well. Upon the completion of this one-year job, he returned to New Hampshire where he would continue to teach history and classics, this time as a tenured professor, at the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, serving as Dean of History both in 2005 and in 2007. When Arnold returned to the United States, he quickly rediscovered his love for political life and joined the New Hampshire Republican Party. He served as State Treasurer for the party in 1999 and 2001 and as Chairman of the New Hampshire Republicans in 2007. In 2008, Tipton was nominated to run against the Democrat incumbent in his home district, which he won in a difficult contest with 48% of the vote to 47% for the Democrat candidate. After a single term as a member of the House of Representatives wherein Tipton was relatively unremarkable, he was asked by Republican party officials to contest the senate seat which was left vacant by the resignation of Republican incumbent, Judd Gregg. The primary was difficult, as Tipton saw off a populist with strong grass roots support in Kelly Ayotte, but he was successful in gaining the nomination with the support of the establishment, including key Republican figures from New Hampshire and the surrounding states, by a total of 38% to 37%. In the general election, Arnold was much more successful, winning 64% of the total vote against the Democrat nominee, Paul Hodes (32%), and the Libertarian candidate, Ken Blevens (4%). In 2016, Tipton successfully defended his seat against a popular Democrat candidate and a difficult Republican Presidential candidate in Donald Trump, winning 58% of the vote to Democrat Maggie Hassan's 40% and Libertarian Brian Chabot's 2%. During his first term in the Senate, Tipton served on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee from 2010-2012 and the Select Committee on Ethics from 2012-2016. He has never served in leadership of the Republican caucus or on committee. Tipton is a social conservative with moderate economic views. He leans hawk on defense, but advocates restraint in international dealings. In 2017, the paleoconservative publication The American Conservative ranked Tipton in the top 15 Senators for his traditionally conservative policies and positions, and the paleoconservative Taki's Magazine wrote of him "you would be forgiven for thinking that Arnold Tipton was a regular, run-of-the-mill establishment Republican. He received significant support in his 2007 nomination battle with populist Kelly Ayotte, and has received endorsements from the likes of Mitt Romney. Furthermore, he has been critical of Donald Trump both publicly and, we're told privately. But if you look a little deeper, you'll see that Tipton represents the most acceptable face of establishment Republicanism, a face that represents all that we wish Newt Gingrich could have been. Beneath his establishment sheen, there lies the beating heart of a true paleoconservative." Tipton is close personal friends with Taki's Magazine's founder and principle editor, Taki Theodoracopulous, who is God father to his youngest son. In his spare time, Tipton enjoys sailing and reading. He is a tobacco and wine enthusiast. His wife, Elizabeth, is a homemaker and socialite, and his middle son, William, is a priest in the Russian Orthodox Church.
  9. Character Name: Shane Robert "Bobby" Larson Political Party: Repubican Seat Held: Indiana Class III Date of Birth: 7/4/1985 Place of Birth: Indianapolis, IN Place of Residence: Indianapolis, IN Race/Ethnicity: White Gender: Male Religious Affiliation: Unitarian-Universalist Family Information: Wife; Maricela Rose "Mari" Larson (nee Wilson) Son (20); Shane Robert "BJ" Larson Jr. Son (17); Michael Thomas "Mike" Larson Daughter (14); Caroline Rose "Carol" Larson Daughter (11); Briegh-Anna Rose "Briegh" Larson Educational History: Attended an early college program while in high school. Upon graduating high school in 2003, he received a Bachelor of Arts, with a double major. The first major was a interdepartmental major in Political Science & Economics. The second major was in American History. Following high school, he attended Indiana University, earning a second Bachelor of Arts in 2007, again with a double major, this time in International Studies and Sociology. He entered graduate school at Indiana University, earning a Master of Public Relations and a Doctor of Philosophy in American Studies in 2010. Occupational History: While attending college, Larson started a business making craft beers, wines, and spirits, as well as tobacco. The business was called Hoosier Hills, Inc. Larson bought a piece of land starting a farm, called Hoosier Hills. The property included a vineyard, fields of hops barley, rye, wheat, and other grains used in the companies beer and spirits, as well a field of tobacco. The property also included the a brewery, winery, and distillery, as well as buildings for curing tobacco and producing cigars, cigarettes, and pipe tobacco. Larson served as President of Hoosier Hills, Inc until 2016, when he stepped down to run for US Senate. Mitchell also owns KushCo Enterprises, which grows industrial hemp and produces goods such as paper, fabric, clothing, fuels, etc. He served as the companies President until 2019. Larson also served part-time as a Professor of American Studies at various universities in Indiana, including IU, IUPUI, Butler, Ball State, and others, giving lectures on American History, Culture, and Politics. He also did work as a Business, political and economic analyst for ABC, NBC, Fox, and CBS' Indianapolis affiliates. Larson sat on the Board of Directors for the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce for 3 years from 2013 to 2016.
  10. The forum has been transferred over to @Sweet Daddy. This will be my last post on this (likely dead) forum but: sayonara.
  11. I have begun transferring ownership of the site (as well as the domain name) over to @Sweet Daddy and the other new owners. I have no idea what their plans for the site are or the future of the game but I trust that whether it's VGS in it's current form or VGS in a new form, the site is in good hands.
  12. As a former chief administrator and owner of a government simulation game I’m just dropping by because I was made aware of the situation currently unfolding in this game. I don’t know much about Fitz and his tenure as a Chief Admin as I left before I could really have any meaningful interactions with him. But it should be to grave concern to the owners that in approximately 24 hours there have been nearly no posts on the boards. Taking into consideration the complaints and grievances raised in this thread the abrupt dying of the game as a result of the owner takeover is the largest vote of no confidence that I’ve seen unfold in some time. The triumvirate should offer the game to anyone with the credibility to uphold the community. Because it’s clear to me that the game will die as a result of the ownership change.
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    Honored to be elected DNC Chairman.
  14. DNC Newly Elected Chairperson Randy Rivera Speaks Out For Democratic Principals. Randy Rivera Newly Elected DNC Chairman, also Congressional Progressive Caucus Chairman took to the front of the Democratic Headquarters in Washington D.C. today to speak out about defending Democratic Values. Hola y Bienvenidos, Hello and Welcome I'm honored to be standing before you today as the newly elected DNC Chairperson as well as the Congressional Progressive Caucus' Chairperson, while today I will have the honor of addressing you as the Chairperson for the Democratic National Committee I am honored to as always wear both hats proudly as well as the one I wear as the United States Senator to the great state of New Mexico. Let me begin by saying it is my sincere belief that the Democratic Party works best when we have both wings of the party flapping together in unison and that is what makes us the "Big Tent Party" that often gets touted around. I believe we can be the party everyone expects us to be. The party to represent the people and their interests while big money, corporations, Pharmaceutical Companies and many PAC's speak for the Republican Party. I am the son of first-generation immigrants to the United States who crossed the border from Mexico in hopes of a better life, I'm the first in my family to be born as a US citizen and I came to Washington DC because of workers and farmers being disrespected and believing they had rights equal to every other American citizen but because of their immigration status, they have feared reprisals from their employers who constantly threaten ICE detainment and even workers losing their green card status to work inside this country. I also fight for the ranch and agricultural owners who are being screwed around by companies like Monsanto and being threatened to have their farms taken away if they don't do exactly what they say. Not only are the workers being harassed but employers as well. We're talking almost 1 trillion dollars of the United States economy every year and nobody is standing up for the workers or the owners and that is what I hope to improve upon in the near future. The Democratic platform is one of inclusiveness, not exclusivity and we want every American to share in the American dream. We believe in equal rights, we believe in equal pay and we believe nobody should live in fear from their company because of lifestyle choices they choose to make outside of the workforce. I have watched for almost 4 years now the attitude and reflection that Donald Trump's presidency has left on the people. He's dividing the people up and trying to make us afraid of our neighbors because when we focus on only that which divides us we're too consumed to notice that his division effects not only ourselves and our lives but it allows Donald ample opportunity to divide the country up even more so him and his fat cat friends can take larger and larger slices of the American economy for himself while forgetting that America only works when we remain controlled and we keep showing up to our jobs without questioning why workers keep getting shafted while their bosses show up to their jobs with the newest model sports cars each year and we're still driving our same modest mid-sized car we've been making payments on for the last three or four years. Our Leadership shines as a beacon for all to see, we work together in harmony toward one end and that is making the American dream become more of a reality for each and every person. We will continue fighting for issues like healthcare so that eventually nobody has to get sick and die due to improper healthcare in this great country. We will fight to reduce the price of pharmaceutical drugs and reign in out of control price hikes like those we've seen in the past. We will continue fighting for quality education that includes Universal Pre-K and allowing students to go to College without having to go into crippling debt. We will fight for you and the issues you truly care about because when we wage wars on issues and not divisive politics everybody wins. This is my vision for the Democratic Party and I would like to thank the DNC for giving me this opportunity to serve as Chairman and promise you that tomorrow's reality is today's dreams and that we will continue to fight and we will continue to struggle because our vision for America is brighter than ever and we hope you will join us in our vision for a brighter tomorrow. In the coming weeks, I will be releasing a detailed vision for America of where I believe the Democratic Party to be heading that will spell out all our values in a clear and concise manner. I ask you all for your support thank you and may God bless you and may God as always bless America. I will now take any questions anyone may have.
  15. Huffines has made the decision to depart as administrator. I would like to extend the thanks of the ownership to him for the good work he has done for the game and wish him well.
  16. Processed. See you around.
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