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BREAKING NEWS: Seneschál completely safe
December 08, 2019, 10:05:51 PM
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ATTENTION ARCHERS The Toxophilite Club is looking for new archers to compete in an upcoming tournament.

We will be using the Archery King app and all new archers will need a Facebook account. This allows us to compete one on one.

More details about the tournament will be released in the near future.

December 09, 2019, 06:06:47 PM
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Newsweek article on micronations and Coronavirus quotes your Seneschál Ha ha ha, he actually looked it up on l'Översteir :D

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Azul from Talossa!

The Greater Talossan Area roughly overlaps with the East Side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but the Kingdom itself—founded in 1979, when 14-year-old Robert Ben Madison, first in a line of elected kings and queens, declared his bedroom a sovereign state—is one of the earliest and most successful examples of a primarily online micronation, with more than a hundred active citizens around the world. Since 1995, Talossa has developed an elaborate government and culture, with a two-chamber legislature, cabinet ministers, political parties and its idiosyncratic invented language.

"We are like any other micronation out there in that what we do is very tongue-in-cheek and gives our participants a chance to make a difference in a unique societal framework," Talossian Jeffrey Ragsdale told Newsweek.

According to Talossan Prime Minister Daphne Lawless, Talossans haven't had an in-person meet up for several months, ensuring that "community transmission of COVID-19 in Talossa is zero."

"Talossans are pioneers at social distancing," Prime Minister Daphne Lawless told Newsweek, citing the exclusively online nature of their government and civic life. "For our Big Neighbour, the United States of America, I wish nothing but the best of health and welfare."

The Prime Minister ended our email correspondence with a Talossan proverb: "Voastra soleu ispéu da sürvivonçă, c'è despasar acest malignh crisomileu din la Casă Biancă."

Using their online lexicon, their proverb translates loosely to, "Your only hope for survival is to get rid of that orange goblin in the White House."


April 10, 2020, 07:21:46 PM
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[PRIME DICTATE] 54PD2: Coronavirus Solidarity Fund
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE SENESCHAL

54PD2: Coronavirus Solidarity Fund


WHEREAS a novel strain of Coronavirus, known as Covid-19, has spread globally, resulting in an ongoing pandemic, and

WHEREAS the effects of this pandemic are impacting every living soul on the planet, and

WHEREAS governments around the world have taken measures to protect and to help their citizens including unprecedented measures to help them financially in as far as practicably possible, and

WHEREAS the government of Talossa recognizes that we, too, share that same responsibility to help our own citizens in times of peril, and

WHEREAS the government has analysed the state of the Treasury and has taken into account estimations of projected income and expenditure for the next two years, and

WHEREAS the government, in group conscience, has achieved achieved consensus on the following, so

THEREFORE be it resolved that:


A financial assistance fund of US$480 shall be made available for the benefit of Talossan citizens who may find themselves suffering from financial difficulty as a result of events related to the pandemic of Covid-19.

Talossan citizens may apply for financial grants and loans from this fund by making an application to the Ministry of Finance. Any loans awarded from this fund shall be zero interest. The Ministry of Finance shall, as far as practicable, obtain evidence or supporting documents when processing applications, such as proof of illness, proof of loss of income or evidence of financial hardship.

Payments from the fund shall be administered by the Burgermeister of the Inland Revenue. The Burgermeister shall release monies from the fund to citizens via whichever methods are most practicable. The Burgermeister shall release monies from the fund upon authorization from the Minister of Finance with the assent of the Prime Minister. The Burgermeister shall not release any monies without authorization from the Minister of Finance with the assent of the Prime Minister. Each individual release of monies requires the authorization of the Minister of Finance with the assent of the Prime Minister.

===

His Majesty the King has already consented to this PD by email.

May 08, 2020, 05:17:05 PM
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Re: Not All Talossan Culture is Red and Green Cool.

Btw., these are two of my takes on the present pandemic circumstances:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nz4PXdkTTE (in English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyZ10JrGTEs&t=69s (almost the same, in German)

May 09, 2020, 03:40:23 AM
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Re: Not All Talossan Culture is Red and Green
Speaking of which, how many of you have pre-ordered the new Vostok Lake album?

Done.

Sincere thanks. There's a renegade DJ on TD1 radio in the Scottish Borders who plays my music sometimes.

May 12, 2020, 05:45:59 PM
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Re: To whom is the Senator referring?
For statements made in the Senate, I'd would have rather answered there. Who I hold responsible doesn't make a difference.

No, no. You don't get to do that. You don't get to smear "unnamed individuals" and leave them unnamed, so everyone can wonder about who you mean, or if you have secret information. That's what Joseph McCarthy used to do.

Name names, or admit you're making mischief.

May 27, 2020, 10:51:33 PM
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Proud to have been inorganic when it was needed... May 1 June forever be in Talossa remembered as a day when a group of people spoke truth to power.

GV

June 01, 2020, 08:25:17 AM
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Re: Proud to have been inorganic when it was needed... A glorious day. I was of course watching from outside, watching KR1 attempting to personally destroy Sir Tamorán dal Nava and everyone who got too close to him, thinking "how sad - yet another Talossan opposition who are going to get railroaded because Ben is just meaner and nastier than everyone else. And look at all his pathetic yes-men." (I now wonder what happened to Marc Moisan and all those clowns for whom grovelling to a strong leader was more important than democracy. Probably they're high-ranking GOP officials now.)

Then Michael P., MPF, GV, and all the others actually did something about it. Hit the out-of-control monarchy where it hurt. Ben thought he was so goddamn smart allowing MPF to host Talossa's web presence for free, and yet abuse and smear MPF as if it would never come back to bite him. You showed the spirit that all true revolutionaries have shown, from George Washington to Toussaint L'Ouverture to the heroes of the Bastille, the Winter Palace and Orwell's Barcelona.

Most of what was left of ex-Penguinea got so excited we jumped up and rushed to join you. I'm happy I got over Sir Tamorán's suspicions and became the first Seneschál of the Republic.

June 01, 2020, 05:52:23 PM
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Re: Hang with the Cool Kids! Join the NPW
I'm no Peculiarist myself, but for me explaining it is as simple as "Talossa does not have to simulate 'real' countries".

Sure, and I guess we all can agree that  we won't act like a gun-toting Milwaukee Liberation Army, bound to enforce our organic territorial claims. But where to go from your explanation as the common starting point? Should we wallow in dreams of medieval glory, thus being "not real"? Or develope the real utopy of a non-racist, non-sexist, internet-based international democracy? Or should we all put our pink-dotted rompers on and be as creative as hell all day and night long? I suppose, the term Peculiarism is evoking questions like this, and the audience is reacting with disappointment if we're leaving them with the simple statement "Talossa does not have to simulate real countries, that's all."

i would go not with any utopia, but practical struggle for unbiased and self-reflecting community. it definitely should include creative maniacs, nitpicking politicians and serious judges, all with one aim - to keep the spirit, to keep the thing rolling on its inner fuel, an interest in meeting people, talking to them, cooperating, arguing and that stuff people normally do, with a spark of specific spice - talossanity. in my mind it is a connection to the history, to the people, to the culture. we need no king, but we may choose to have one, we need no republic, but we choose to have one, what we may really need is a will to be here together. authoritarians close people behind fences, ReaLife does it in a cage of necessities to live on, talossa should keep us in a band cos we want to.

June 12, 2020, 08:48:09 AM
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