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SeanQuinn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:57 AM
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ATTN All DUers!!!!!!
Edited on Sun Feb-29-04 12:00 PM by SeanQuinn
Please, please, please go to http://ussenatesim.us/USSS now. Give me your username and I can get you to post in advance so you'll be able to sign in the clerk's office by 1 AM tonight.

This is a senate simulation, a place to debate rightists, and we'd love you there. THe GOP is starting to bring in drones from everywhere, so we really need you.

At 1 am tonight, roll call begins and you are to reply with your name, state, and party (Dems)


For your first sign in post--title it:

Signing In

and do it in this fashion

Name:
State:
Party: Democrats

Thank you in Advance!

Sean Quinn
DNC Whip
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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:00 PM
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1. Why should we do this?
What is the purpose of this?
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SeanQuinn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:01 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. I edited that in there now, brainshrub
It's a senate simulation to debate the rightists! Please, please join to promote democracy!!
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hellhathnofury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:08 PM
Response to Reply #1
3. I'm a member,
it's good fun if your into policy type stuff. The Democrats there are by and large cool, and a number of the Repubs are good folks. Some are just nuts though.
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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:26 PM
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6. Hey--we warned you the GOP is nuts!!!
I know I've called them wingnuts (and worse) sometimes--I could swear we warned you about that before you went over!

It is an interesting game. It's on line-- so that means it is free and it really can teach you (or rather force you to learn!) about aspects of our government. Earlier this year, I got into a BIG study of recess appointments to the Courts because of something happening on the sim.

AS it was going on, sure enough, shrub recess appointed someone to a federal court seat. (So did I--but I'm a Dem President and my appointees were all people the GOPiglets had blocked for being "too librul.")

We run the gamut on subjects over there just about like the RL Senate does--everything from foreign trade to domestic issues to funding VA hospitals. I do suggest it for anybody who is interested in learning more about the governmental process and in walking a couple baby steps in Dashle or Byrd's shoes. I'm a LOT less critical of them now that I've been doing this for a while...


Laura Davis Sanders
President, US Senate Sim
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SeanQuinn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:17 PM
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4. Please give me your username.
So I can give you advance posting access.
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emanymton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:19 PM
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5. Explain To Me again....
I have registered. Now what am I suppose to do?

Use little words please.
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hellhathnofury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:49 PM
Response to Reply #5
8. You should be validated,
then go to the clerks office and pick a state and senate name. Proceed to the Senate floor and take the oath of office. Then go to the DNC sign in, we'll then get you war room access.

This all might take a little while, but it's well worth it.
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emanymton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:03 PM
Response to Reply #8
13. Color Me Dumb ...
I am at the clerks office.

I see,

Archives

Leave Of Abssencee

Below:

Topic

Stuck: Open State List
Stuck: Senate Roster

and a whoe lot more.

Where do I go? (Laughing all the way.)
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hellhathnofury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:07 PM
Response to Reply #13
14. i doubt you've been validated yet
when you get validated, and we're desperately trying to get that done.

post a sign in in forum topics, the general area below all the other options.
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hellhathnofury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:12 PM
Response to Reply #13
16. You should be validated shortly.
Edited on Sun Feb-29-04 01:13 PM by cynicalSOB1
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emanymton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:30 PM
Response to Reply #13
19. My User Name Is ...
emanymton
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emanymton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:32 PM
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20. How Do I Sign In??
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hellhathnofury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:36 PM
Response to Reply #20
23. good.
make up a name and choose one of these as your state

Alaska(1)
Arkansas(1)
Colorado(1)
Idaho(1)
South Dakota(1)
Texas(1)
Wisconsin(1)

then edit your sign in post so its along these lines

this is me:

Harry Ellison
Democrat of Nevada
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emanymton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:35 PM
Response to Reply #19
22. Never Mind. I In ...
Now what do I do?
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Kamika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 03:38 PM
Response to Reply #22
42. go to clerk of office
and read the welcome post CAREFULLY.

check which states have positions.

copy and paste the oat (dont forget to write your name :P etc etc
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Seldona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:35 PM
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7. My username
Edited on Sun Feb-29-04 12:35 PM by Seldona
is Seldona.

And what time zone were you talking about for the start of this?

Thanks in advance.
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hellhathnofury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:49 PM
Response to Reply #7
9. 1 am EST.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:57 PM
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10. I apparently signed up ages ago.. forgot my user name
and password.. I requested a new one.. no answer..

It seems like a lot of trouble :(
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hellhathnofury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:58 PM
Response to Reply #10
11. Worth it though and enjoyable.
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hellhathnofury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:22 PM
Response to Reply #10
18. You are SCD on there I think.
http://ussenatesim.us/USSS/index.php?act=Reg&CODE=10

you can request your password there.
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Kamika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:01 PM
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12. urgh.. sorry but no
Edited on Sun Feb-29-04 01:01 PM by Kamika
I know you want backup.. but debating with righties is about as rewarding as banging a fist into a brick wall.

Hope you get some backup though
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:08 PM
Response to Reply #12
15. I feel the same way
I gave up on debating righties a long time ago. Not because I am unable to debate (as they like to claim) but because it's an excercise in futility. With some people, you might stand a chance of letting them see the light, but for people who are strong enough in their convictions to do this, there's no chance of getting anywhere. Just as there's no chance of them getting anywhere with us. Your brick wall analogy is perfect.
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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:15 PM
Response to Reply #12
17. I find it keeps me sharp.
I LOVE DU for the support it gives me, but I also found I was losing my chops debating unless I did it more often than just at the office and at election time. I DO understand not wanting to sign on for it--it isn't for everyone--but if you like debate it can be a lot of fun.

We need good Dems over there--and it doesn't matter if you are as left wing as I am or a conservative Dem--we have all kinds of Dems and we manage to keep it together. Part of the learning curve for a lot of folks is to see that the real strength of the DNC does lie in our diversity.

One thing I have worked hard to foster over there is an acceptance of all our Dems--not just a few that hold a select set of views. I figure if they can accept me as a Dem Socialist the least I can do is accept them for being LBJ type Dems (or even more conservative!)

I've taken hits from the GOP for coming to DU and bringing my "radical buddies" over there--but the reality is that it does take a bit of commitment to the political process and to the Dem views to keep going in there and learn your way around. DUers excel at that kind of thing!

Laura
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Kamika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:35 PM
Response to Reply #17
21. See the thing I've learnt about republicans..
Edited on Sun Feb-29-04 01:35 PM by Kamika
They do not want to debate.. hell I doubt they know the meaning of the word.

Their idea of a "debate" is to come in (angry) and just shove their opinions(often backed up by rightwing pages like newsmax) in your face, and when you disagree they call you stuff. They have no intention of debating just pushing their opinion and just ignoring anyone not agreeing with them.

If it's different there I'll be happy to join
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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:21 PM
Response to Reply #21
26. Some of our GOP is not even THAT sophisticated.
Some, however are capable of interesting discussion and debate. It runs the gamut--just like DU does, really. I will tell you that certain Senators on there are noted for being a PITA (Pain In The A$$)and I've seen times when moderate GOP members actually are critical of them in public. THAT is always fun to see.

WE have some real doozies on there--guys who love the confederate battle flag and some who live to post Right to Life press releases. We also have some Senators who are normal folks who just have different views that we do.

I dunno if you'd enjoy it or not... It is difficult for me to predict how some folks will feel about it. If you want to smack snot outta some GOP buffoons it can be fun.

Laura
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Kamika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:53 PM
Response to Reply #26
30. I was already registred.. need some help
Edited on Sun Feb-29-04 02:54 PM by Kamika
What do I do though? I have never posted anything.

Should I post in office of the clerk?
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SeanQuinn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 03:00 PM
Response to Reply #30
33. Yes, sign in the old account and sign in the office of the clerk!
Thank you so much~!!!!

GOP by 7.
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Kamika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 03:09 PM
Response to Reply #33
37. what do I do there?
Edited on Sun Feb-29-04 03:14 PM by Kamika
omg

Ok I signed in yey.. or Texas.. now I gotta copy and paste the oath
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emanymton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:50 PM
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24. I Guess I Am In. Now The Fun Begins??
I'll play along to see what happens.
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hellhathnofury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:08 PM
Response to Reply #24
25. oy vey.
I think your going to need to change states. But that can be taken care of later.

Take the oath on the senate floor here http://ussenatesim.us/USSS/index.php?showtopic=128&st=150

sign into the DNC here
http://ussenatesim.us/USSS/index.php?showforum=199
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citizen snips Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:24 PM
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27.  I will join.
:)
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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:49 PM
Response to Reply #27
28. Did that new link work for you?
I felt bad that the old link was the one still up in that meeting room thread. I'm glad to see you stuck to it and joined in spite of it!

You should get a confirmimg Email back very soon--if you read thru this thread here (and in my last post over in the Meting room) it has the links to the sign in and all that...

Glad to see you giving ut a try!

Laura
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citizen snips Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:54 PM
Response to Reply #28
31. Yes.
But now I messed up my account by accidentally saying I am 13.
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SeanQuinn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:57 PM
Response to Reply #31
32. Ahhh, that's the problem.
See, if you are under 13 like me, then you have to be prevalidated by the Head Admin. I'll pass on the word.
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citizen snips Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 03:01 PM
Response to Reply #32
34. yeah.
Edited on Sun Feb-29-04 03:03 PM by MATTMAN
But I am over 13 I just made a stupid mistake by saying that I am 13. I am actually 15. Do I have to be there at 1 in the morning. :wtf:
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SeanQuinn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 03:05 PM
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35. No-- Roll Call begins at 1 AM tonight and is on until the 7th of March
You have TONS of time, bro.
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SeanQuinn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:51 PM
Response to Reply #27
29. I think I sent an advance validation for you.
If your username is matt, then I pre-validated you. :) Sign in.
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citizen snips Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 03:08 PM
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36. Thats me.
Thanks SeanQuinn.
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SeanQuinn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 03:11 PM
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38. it didn't work....cuz of the 13-thing--you're matthew tho right?
if ur matthew i sent a request too
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citizen snips Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 03:22 PM
Response to Reply #38
40. I am not that one.
My username is matt.
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Donkeyboy75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 03:15 PM
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39. I'll sign up.
User name is LeonDog
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nickgutierrez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 03:29 PM
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41. Are there any more spots left?
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Kamika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 03:43 PM
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43. Check the post
the welcome letter has a post with the states with open spots left
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nickgutierrez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 03:56 PM
Response to Reply #43
44. Ok
I registered as NickG.
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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 05:17 PM
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46. Excellent! I'm so hapy to see the Dem numbers swelling!
WE need you all! I'm warning you all that the GOP hates me with a purple passion, so be advised. If you see them burning me in effigy--well, you'll know what the deal is. Over there I am not the sweet reasonable creature with that GOP that you all are used to seeing here. ;)

MAke sure you all get signed into the Dem caucus so we can have the aprropriate welcome for you!!!

Laura
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nickgutierrez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 05:34 PM
Response to Reply #46
47. I think I'm still waiting for validation?
Is that right? And where do I post my Oath of Office once that happens?
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hellhathnofury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 05:03 PM
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45. kcik.
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Madrone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 06:00 PM
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48. Username ...
Mine is "Madrone" ...
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Kamika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 06:06 PM
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49. This is a cool thing, sign up.
I just signed up and it looks pretty impressive sofar, aparently they are in a "recruitment" drive right now.. I advice ppl to come check it out.. register and go to the deputy of the clerk room and follow the instructions in the welcome post..


/Sue
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hellhathnofury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 06:13 PM
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50. If you register,
please let us know in this thread.

List your name so we can speed up the validation process for you.
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AlFrankenFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:17 PM
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51. My username...
is PaulWellstoneDemocrat.
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deadliving Donating Member (65 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:20 PM
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52. You are the DNC whip? For real?
Do you mind a bit of criticism first?
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tntoak76 Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-01-04 11:27 PM
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53. Re: New signins
If you can send me an email with your username, I can espedite validations quicker than anyone else, as i am the Chief Administrator of the simulation. send an email to tntoak@ussenatesim.us, and I will validate you ASAP. I have already validated all those who posted a screenname in this thread.

Doug McCloud
Chief Administrator
United States senate SImulation
http://ussenatesim.us/index.php

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