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Today's World Census Report
The Most Income Equality in New Coalition of Nations
World Census boffins calculated the difference in incomes between the richest and poorest citizens, where a score of 50 would mean that poor incomes are 50% of rich incomes.
As a region, New Coalition of Nations is ranked 13,786th in the world for Most Income Equality.
|1.||The Unicameral Federal Republic of St Saratoga||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Freedom for all!”|
|2.||The High-Technate of Athretvari||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Peace & Prosperity”|
|3.||The Grand Duchy of 46566||Democratic Socialists||“What does this red button do?”|
|4.||The Glorious Federal Republic of Ivstinian||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Aut Viam Inveniam Aut Faciam!”|
|5.||The Wicked Realms of Wicko||Father Knows Best State||“Wicked!”|
|6.||The Commonwealth Realms of Croxoco||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Aventus Est Imperare Orbi Universo”|
|7.||The Greatest State of Republic of Guadalajara||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“La Patria es Primero”|
|8.||The Most Serene Republic of Tomer Porweigh||Iron Fist Consumerists||“We Will Endure”|
|9.||The Creek Commonwealth of The Creek Natives of Florida||Capitalizt||“We are coming”|
|10.||The Collaboration of Mushroom Army||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Just make money”|
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Do people really care all that much about the Musk takeover of Twitter? Is it just a loud minority or do a lot of people unironically care about this?
Well, I deactivated my account. I wasnt much of a twitter user to begin with, but he is one that should not to be trusted. A billionaire with massive investments in Communist China (investments the CCP can leverage as they please to influence him) buying a public company to take it private, doesnt instill confidence in me he’s not going to continue to be the same jerk he’s always been, now also with the power to censor your tweets as he likes or the CCP wants.
I wasn't aware of these ties to the CCP. I suppose that might warrant some cause for alarm. I'm really sick of the oligarchs and our own government cow towing to the Chinese. For now I'm going to just keep observing what's happening. I'll keep mine active for the time being. Still have some memes to collect from that ring Dante overlooks.
As someone who doesn't use Twitter I honestly don't care. Though I personally don't trust someone rich enough to have a private space program. Twitter is the current Facebook which reaches a lot of people. Though tic tok (something else that can be used by china) is catching up. My complaint is lack of competition as Facebook is mostly used by at least people in their 30s and MySpace I'm not sure is around anymore.
While we in the US are in another election year I'm curious on something. What are your thoughts on expanding the size of the house? Right now each seat is roughly 1 seat per 760,000 people. Let's say we make the new cap at 1 seat per 500,000 people. Every state but 7 would gain at least 1 more house seat. 6 if we simply count Delaware as a million population from 990,000.
Would or could this lead to a potential of third parties getting seats in the house? This would add around 145 more house seats mostly in the bigger states but like stated before give some states at least a extra house seat.
States or territory not picking up a house seat
Delaware is close enough to a million to give a seat.
Maybe guarantee each state over 700,000 population another seat in the house. Basically just Wyoming and Vermont not getting extra seats.
One representative per 10,000 people. Maybe even per 1,000 people. Make congress gigantic.
I was thinking of lowering it down to 250,000 per seat but felt 500,000 was a good number without expanding the government by a lot. Mostly I felt state governments might follow with their own numbers for house spots. It's probably something that should happen probably every few censuses. So let's say every 30 years or so.
Reforming the US government is like a fantasy past-time for me. But why stop at the House of Reps? These are reforms I’d make—
1. Each state would get 1 additional elected senator. Each state would then have 3 elected senators. They still have 6 year terms. All senatoral elections are rescheduled so that each state elects 1 of their 3 every two years. (This would let 1/3 of the elected senators be “refreshed” every 2 years, and each state is refreshing 1/3 of its elected senatorial delegation each 2 years.)
2. Each state would get 1 appointed senator. This senator would be nominated by a state’s governor and confirmed by its legislature to act as the original senators were intended—to directly represent and give immediate voice (and influence) to the state governments in the federal government. These appointed senators would in essence be their state govts’ ambassadors/envoys to the federal government, given power to vote on that state’s govt behalf in federal legislation and other actions. This senator would serve at the pleasure of the state’s governor, similar to how ambassadors currently serve at the president’s pleasure.
3. The number of representatives would be expanded to 1000.
4. Half of the representatives would be elected from, and to represent, districts drawn by a nonpartisan committee, apportioned to each state according to population, with each guaranteed at least one rep.
5. The other half are elected via direct proportional and instant runoff elections from party lists (like many Eurpoean parliaments). So, if Dems get 49%, GOP gets 47%, Greens get 2%, Pinko-Commies gets 1%, and Tea-Crazies get 1%…. that would be the basic breakdown of those seats elected.
6. All the senators and representatives sit *together* as one house (aka “the Congress Assembled”) to debate and decide/vote on legislation. However, senators would still sit seperately to consider nominations by the president(s) and treaties.
7. The president is either directly elected (no electorial college), or is replaced by the president/dean of the senators and the president/speaker of the Congress Assembled.
8. Presidential powers reset to focus on national security and relations with foreign nations. (So he/she would remain commander-in-chief and head-of-state, and head of the national security and diplomacy parts of the federal govt.)
9. The president/speaker of *the Congress Assembled* would assume the other powers of the president, namely all domestic/internal policy.
10. Supreme Court expanded to 13 members.
11. SC justices are term-limited to 12 years. (Scheduled to retired 1 per year. One year will have 2 retirements.)
12. A new SC justice is appointed each year. (Two appointments on those years when two retire.)
12. Pass a new, more explicit Bill of Rights that directly addresses personal liberties the govt cannot infringe upon, ie, adult familial associations (specifically marriage) and one’s own medical care.
13. Reform state govts along the same lines.
I agree on the 3 senator aspect. I still think the house should be tied to a set population estimate to limit corruption by unfairly giving seats to states. Though if presidential elections are done by population the government must force any presidential debate or vice president debate must have parties registered in like 30-40 states at debate. Basically giving green and libertarians a seat at the table. Maybe the American independent party. I would recommend allowing coalition nominations as the California peace and freedom party usually backs either the socialists party or greens.
I wouldn't mind a increase in the supreme court but with a amendment that no seat can be held up by the Senate by 6 months to the end of term. Simple majority wins and no filibuster.