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The Webspace / Re: Talossan Broadcasting Company—a revival (?)
« on: October 16, 2020, 02:41:53 PM »
I’m not sure at the moment how to turn Anchor podcasts into YouTube videos, but someday I could look into it.

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The Lobby / A Short Statement from the Leader of the Opposition
« on: October 15, 2020, 09:19:34 PM »
Azul,

Let me be among those to congratulate Sir Alexandreu on his appointment as Regent. May he serve the Kingdom admirably.

While I will not engage here in a point-by-point rebuttal of the Government's statement, I nevertheless believe the castigations contained within it are quite overblown. While it is no secret I have my criticisms of the King, his appointment of a Regent hardly strikes me as the epochal event the Seneschal makes it out to be.

I do, however, caution the newly-appointed Regent that the Government's claims are not entirely without merit. Workng together effectively requires a special effort when such enmity is present, and I expect that from both sides.

I therefore strongly encourage the Regent not to veto a bill unless he has explained his opposition to it before it is Clarked. This is the same standard I have applied to the King several times before.

Signed,
Ian Plätschisch
Leader of His Majesty's Loyal Opposition

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Wittenberg / Re: Legal Issues Not Directed at Anyone in Particular
« on: October 14, 2020, 02:11:58 PM »
The same can be said of you, sir.
No it cannot. I was not saying whether it is preferable for reforms to be written by a single person or a group of people; only that it cannot be both, which is what you want.

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I am also not sure I trust you to be at the helm of rewriting all of our laws given that a lot of the problems you are complaining about were introduced by legislation you wrote.

Legislation that I wrote in order to make you and others happy. What I wanted and what I wrote are two different things. If you hate the Uniform Seneschal amendment so much, put up or shut up. I have zero loyalty to the thing. Let us know how we can effectively elect a Seneschal while keeping a Monarchy, and then let's put it to a referendum.
No, I'm not talking about the substance of the bill, I'm talking about the technical deficiencies. I'm not upset that you made them (they can be fixed and I wouldn't expect perfection from anyone here), but you are claiming to be able to write a technically perfect set of laws. That appears not to be the case.

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I actually formatted the entire thing myself...

Wait, so is it okay to write a new OrgLaw by myself or not? If you did it... then surely I can, too, right? Wait a minute.
You are the one who wants a "collaborative committee," so you are the one contradicting yourself if you now want to write it yourself.

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Also, I'm not sure if you were around for this, but we tried completely rewritting the Organic Law a few years ago and it did not turn out well.

I was not. And so what? Are you saying that one failure precludes any future efforts?

If so, I will gladly use your logic to dethrone the king!
I am simply alerting you to the fact that someone else has tried the exact same thing for the exact same reason and it did not work. If you proceed, please explain what you will do differently this time.

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Finally, to produce an Organic Law and statute laws that are up to your standards, are you willing/able to commit "a thousand professional hours?"

Sure! Let's get to work. Do you want to work with me and others to rewrite both the OrgLaw and El Lexhatx?
No, because I have already been involved in four efforts to do that, with varying degrees of success, and experience tells me that fixing individual errors is the best way to go. Still Into This worked as a package deal IMO because it focused less on fixing every possible issue at once and more about simply ridding the OrgLaw of everything that didn't need to be in it and making the organization more logical.

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Wittenberg / Re: Legal Issues Not Directed at Anyone in Particular
« on: October 14, 2020, 01:03:25 PM »

The 2017 "Still Into This" version of the OrgLaw was the result of a thousand compromises. It comes from the right place, but its authors' desire to keep the peace (and their collective lack of time to commit a thousand professional hours into it) has produced a broken OrgLaw.
Wrong.

I actually formatted the entire thing myself and only made some minor changes at the end based on other's feedback. I also assure you that if a problem exists now, it almost certainly existed in the previous version too, so we did not "break" anything. I can upload my annotated version of the pre-2019 Organic Law I used to make the new one, if you would like. You will see that all I did was to reorganize and take out things that weren't important enough. By no means is it perfect, but if anything the problems that exist are now a lot easier to even notice in the first place, and these problems can be fixed.

Also, I'm not sure if you were around for this, but we tried completely rewritting the Organic Law a few years ago and it did not turn out well.

Finally, to produce an Organic Law and statute laws that are up to your standards, are you willing/able to commit "a thousand professional hours?"

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Wittenberg / Re: Legal Issues Not Directed at Anyone in Particular
« on: October 14, 2020, 12:56:31 PM »
What Talossa needs - if we ever at all about law, the concept of good government, and the administration of both - is a total and utter rewriting of both documents, in sync and without compromise.
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I am exploring the possibility to form a collaborative committee
The only way both of these can be true at once is if your "collaborative committee" is in fact not collaborative but is in fact a group of secretaries taking orders from you. Whenever multiple people are working on something there must be some degree of not getting exactly what you want.

I am also not sure I trust you to be at the helm of rewriting all of our laws given that a lot of the problems you are complaining about were introduced by legislation you wrote.

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Wittenberg / Citizenship Petition for Nicholas Burman
« on: October 07, 2020, 05:14:26 PM »
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.

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Wittenberg / Re: La S'chinteia Volume XV
« on: October 05, 2020, 03:10:22 PM »
Posted.

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Wittenberg / Re: D&D
« on: October 05, 2020, 11:52:16 AM »
Thursday would work for me again.

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Wittenberg / La S'chinteia Volume XV
« on: October 04, 2020, 02:52:58 PM »

Volume XV is out!

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Wittenberg / Re: Talossan Music Top 20 2020 Results [Voting Still Open!]
« on: September 27, 2020, 06:15:24 PM »
Dang, my first, second, and fourth place songs failed to get into the top 10.

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The Hopper / Re: The AD on the UC Nomination
« on: September 27, 2020, 04:38:13 PM »
I am taking up sponsorship of this resolution.

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Wittenberg / Re: D&D
« on: September 27, 2020, 04:33:22 PM »
Thursday would be best for me.

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Wittenberg / The Ian Plätschisch Show - Episode 2
« on: September 26, 2020, 09:37:56 AM »


EPISODE 2 - ANARCHISM FOR TALOSSA?
Listen on Anchor

Also available (within a few days) on:
-Spotify
-Breaker
-Google Podcasts
-RSS
-RadioPublic
-Pocket Casts

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Wittenberg / Re: Weak
« on: September 24, 2020, 03:49:51 PM »

Is this when I say something snide about the LCC’s affinity for strawman or red herring fallacies?

The A-X's common reaction to reasonable interpretations of what he's said, as of late:

He seems to often leave himself escape hatches in his arguments/allegations, so that if someone responds to one, he can wiggle his way out and say he was misconstrued on purpose. Of course, if no one responds, the full force of the allegation would go uncontested.

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Wittenberg / Re: D&D
« on: September 24, 2020, 03:31:27 PM »
I've joined as Bartran Fatrabbit

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