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Re: On Anarchism
It wouldn't be that hard to have a revolution in Talossa, and would mostly revolve around internet security issues.  Seize the domain name and associated properties and you'd basically be done.  Someone tried to do that once before (2009 or 2010, I think) and got caught because he was bad at it, but we've mostly gotten lucky.

Someone did it on June 1 2004 and it was a glorious victory :D

Seriously: this is why I am so obsessed with making sure our intellectual property, databases and websites can never again be the property of a single person, and therefore liable to be seized by a single person. (6/1/04 was an extreme measure against a dictatorship. We don't want that happening again - or the situation which provoked it to ever arise again.)

The idea that one guy with anarchist beliefs means that he has any intention to, or interest in, doing such a thing is, however, insulting and paranoid. I am a communist, but I'm not going to nationalise Açafat's toothbrush.

September 21, 2020, 02:41:23 PM
Re: On Anarchism
Etho, name another time a citizen has been blocked from immigration. Bonus points if it was by members of our old party.

I can't.  It's not so much that individual applications ever got "blocked"; rather more a case of the RUMP created and defended laws that had the effect of not letting things get to that point in the first place.  The blanket ban on Talossan citizens holding dual micronational citizenships, the crafting and defending of the oath of allegiance to the Crown, the cult-like attitude surrounding the protection of the 1997 OrgLaw where anybody that held differing views to the status quo were labelled as a danger to the nation. 

There was also a brief minute during Reunision where things could have teetered in the other direction because of the wording of the citizenship oath where some RUMP members were about to have an aneurysm over people not wanting to swear allegiance to the King, saying they would return amended oaths with bits they found offensive missing or promising to deliver oaths with a clenched fist in protest like Tommy Sheridan or deliver oaths with a preface to the people like Welsh and Scottish anti-monarchists do.

The same sort of thing is happening here. 

I am confident that the prospective is doing nothing more than goofing around right now and (and I really hope I am right about this) having a right good laugh at the state you are getting yourself twisted up into over this.

September 21, 2020, 04:22:12 PM
Re: D&D Thursday evening it is, tentatively, at 8:00 pm.  I'll put up a Zoom meeting link when the time comes, and I anticipate it lasting somewhere between ten minutes (for Istefan) and an hour (for new players).  You don't have to learn many of the game mechanics or you don't have to buy any books (although if you enjoy D&D, you should eventually get yourself a hard copy of the 5th Edition Player's Handbook).

Nick, the one-shot is the actual game -- it will actually probably be two or three sessions, but it's just going to be this short adventure rather than a sustained campaign.  I don't want to commit to something large-scale with (a) people I've never played with before and (b) only 36 days to go for a rather big project of mine.  I'll be happy to support your bid for citizenship in terms of the extraTalossan contact, though, since I think it's pretty clear you're just a bit of a troll sometimes and you have no plans to actually try to hurt the country in some sort of antidemocratic way.

September 27, 2020, 05:53:35 PM
Re: Can an Absent Ruler Still Be a Ruler? La gitxostină revindicarha sieu premxhă sangün


September 29, 2020, 11:58:16 PM
Re: D&D Session Zero will start in 25 mins here: -link deleted now we're done-

October 01, 2020, 06:35:22 PM
Citizenship Petition for Nicholas Burman WHEREAS it has been more than a fortnight since Nicholas Burman first posted on Wittenberg, following his introduction to the citizens of the Kingdom by officers of the Interior Ministry, and

WHEREAS he has in that time demonstrated an active, genuine, and longstanding interest in Talossan life, culture, and language, and

WHEREAS he desires citizenship in the Kingdom of Talossa, and

WHEREAS by all indications it appears that he would be a loyal and dedicated citizen, and a credit to this nation if he obtains the grant of citizenship he requests, and

WHEREAS I have corresponded with him on Zoom,

THEREFORE I, Ian Plätschisch, a citizen in good standing of the Province of Maritiimi-Maxhestic and of the Kingdom of Talossa, do by these presents petition the Secretary of State Txec dal Nordselva to issue a grant of citizenship to Nicholas Burman, as specified by law.

Petition submitted today, the 7th day of October, 2020/XL.

October 07, 2020, 05:14:26 PM
Re: Citizenship Petition for Nicholas Burman It may not be necessary but I second this petition.
October 07, 2020, 06:22:34 PM
Re: Citizenship Petition for Nicholas Burman Oath of Citizenship has been sent to the prospective.
October 07, 2020, 07:37:00 PM
Citizenship Petition for Nicholas Richard Burman Citizenship Petition for Nicholas Richard Burman

WHEREAS it has been more than a fortnight since Nicholas Richard Burman first posted on Wittenberg and in that time he has demonstrated an active and genuine interest in Talossanity, and

WHEREAS Nicholas Richard Burman desires citizenship in the Kingdom of Talossa and by all indications it appears that he would be a loyal and dedicated citizen and a credit to this nation if he obtains a grant of citizenship, and

WHEREAS I, have communicated via Zoom with Nicholas Richard Burman last Thursday as a private Talossan citizen, so

THEREFORE I, Istefan Éovart Perþonest, petition the Secretary of State to issue a grant of citizenship to Nicholas Richard Burman, as specified by law.

October 08, 2020, 12:24:06 PM
Re: Citizenship Petition for Nicholas Richard Burman WHEREAS Nicholas Burman has completed all the legal requirements for admission to the Kingdom of Talossa, and has satisfied the nation and us of his interest in Talossan citizenship (the Best Thing Money Can’t Buy), of his intention and desire to participate in our national life, and of his loyalty to the Crown, we are pleased and honoured hereby to admit Nicholas Burman to the exalted status of the 548th NATURALISED CITIZEN OF THE KINGDOM OF TALOSSA, and of the province of Maritiimi-Maxhestic , with all the rights, privileges, and duties thereunto appertaining.

Done by my hand in the name of King John and under his Royal Seal this 08th day of October in the year of the common era 2020, in the 11th year of the reign of our gracious sovereign King John, and of the independence of Talossa the 41st.

Dr. Txec dal Nordselvă,
Secretary of State

October 08, 2020, 04:06:52 PM