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Topics - Sir Txec dal Nordselvă, UrB

#1
It is my pleasure to open call for bills of the March 2024 Clark.

Eventually, the clark can be viewed in real time here:

www.talossa.ca/files/cosa_vote_result.php?cosa=59&clark=4 (for the votes)

and here:

www.talossa.ca/files/clark.php?cosa=59&clark=4 (for the bills )

It is NOT too late to submit bills, of course, as you have OFFICIALLY until the morning of the 29th of this month, provided your bills have been in the Hopper before end of business day the 15th, of course. I will make the Clark on March 1st's morning and bills submitted up to a few hours before that will probably also be taken.

PLEASE note that in order to support a bill, you need to:

1 ) Be a Senator, the Secretary of State or the King
or
2 ) Have been nominated as a Cosa Member for the upcoming Clark BEFORE the 15th,

To vote on the Clark, you will once again have 2 options:

1 ) You will be able to vote in the Clark thread (which will be created later on the 1st of March), as usual. I will enter your votes in the DB.

2 ) You will be able to vote directly in the database, using your usernumber and DB password (which you can retrieve at: www.talossa.ca/files/login.php using the PSC of the election) or by login via Facebook (which retrieve manual activation on my part).




Secretár d'Estat/Secretary of State
#2
The February 2024 Clark is now here.


www.talossa.ca/files/clark.php?cosa=59&clark=3

Or here: www.talossa.ca/files/print_clark.php (this is the printer friendly version)


In PDF Form (which was made from the print_clark.php page):

www.talossa.ca/files/clarks/February2024Clark.pdf

or can vote online here: www.talossa.ca/files/clark_vote.php

Or in this thread, until the 21st of the month, at 19h30 TST.

Senators are allowed to create a single thread in the Senate chamber to post all of the Senate Votes that are not cast in this thread. Any votes not posted either using the form above, the current thread or the Senate thread might be ignored and void. Please do not vote by email or private messages.

When you vote, do not indicate any conditions which may make it sound like this vote isn't final: you can always change your vote later.

Please do not vote by email: We've had problems with email votes being caught in the spam filter.




Secretár d'Estat/Secretary of State
#3
It is my pleasure to open call for bills of the February 2024 Clark.

Eventually, the clark can be viewed in real time here:

www.talossa.ca/files/cosa_vote_result.php?cosa=59&clark=3 (for the votes)

and here:

www.talossa.ca/files/clark.php?cosa=59&clark=3 (for the bills )

It is NOT too late to submit bills, of course, as you have OFFICIALLY until the morning of the 31st of this month, provided your bills have been in the Hopper before end of business day the 15th, of course. I will make the Clark on February 1st's morning and bills submitted up to a few hours before that will probably also be taken.

PLEASE note that in order to support a bill, you need to:

1 ) Be a Senator, the Secretary of State or the King
or
2 ) Have been nominated as a Cosa Member for the upcoming Clark BEFORE the 15th,

To vote on the Clark, you will once again have 2 options:

1 ) You will be able to vote in the Clark thread (which will be created later on the 1st of February), as usual. I will enter your votes in the DB.

2 ) You will be able to vote directly in the database, using your usernumber and DB password (which you can retrieve at: www.talossa.ca/files/login.php using the PSC of the election) or by login via Facebook (which retrieve manual activation on my part).




Secretár d'Estat/Secretary of State
#4
Wittenberg / Notice of Travel
December 15, 2023, 10:36:48 AM
Good morning fellow Talossans,

I want to make sure everyone is aware that I will be traveling over the next several days and as such may not have access to the internet. I am aware that the second Clark is ending next week and I should be home by then. In case I am not, I will adjust any votes that need to be adjusted at my earliest convenience and update the results accordingly.

Thank you
Sir Txec
#5
The December 2023 Clark is now here.


www.talossa.ca/files/clark.php?cosa=59&clark=2

Or here: www.talossa.ca/files/print_clark.php (this is the printer friendly version)


In PDF Form (which was made from the print_clark.php page):

www.talossa.ca/files/clarks/December2023Clark.pdf

or can vote online here: www.talossa.ca/files/clark_vote.php

Or in this thread, until the 21st of the month, at 19h30 TST.

Senators are allowed to create a single thread in the Senate chamber to post all of the Senate Votes that are not cast in this thread. Any votes not posted either using the form above, the current thread or the Senate thread might be ignored and void. Please do not vote by email or private messages.

When you vote, do not indicate any conditions which may make it sound like this vote isn't final: you can always change your vote later.

Please do not vote by email: We've had problems with email votes being caught in the spam filter.




Secretár d'Estat/Secretary of State
#6
It is my pleasure to open call for bills of the December 2023 Clark.

Eventually, the clark can be viewed in real time here:

www.talossa.ca/files/cosa_vote_result.php?cosa=59&clark=2 (for the votes)

and here:

www.talossa.ca/files/clark.php?cosa=59&clark=2 (for the bills )

It is NOT too late to submit bills, of course, as you have OFFICIALLY until the morning of the 30th of this month, provided your bills have been in the Hopper before end of business day the 15th, of course. I will make the Clark on December 1st's morning and bills submitted up to a few hours before that will probably also be taken.

PLEASE note that in order to support a bill, you need to:

1 ) Be a Senator, the Secretary of State or the King
or
2 ) Have been nominated as a Cosa Member for the upcoming Clark BEFORE the 15th,

To vote on the Clark, you will once again have 2 options:

1 ) You will be able to vote in the Clark thread (which will be created later on the 1st of December), as usual. I will enter your votes in the DB.

2 ) You will be able to vote directly in the database, using your usernumber and DB password (which you can retrieve at: www.talossa.ca/files/login.php using the PSC of the election) or by login via Facebook (which retrieve manual activation on my part).




Secretár d'Estat/Secretary of State
#7
Maricopa / Maricopa Landmarks
November 07, 2023, 02:24:25 PM
So we've been asked to identify a landmark that lies within our borders. I'm thinking for sure the stadium for the Maricopa Brewers would be one example. Other ideas? Maybe it's time we designate a capital building as well!
#8
El Müstair del Funal/The Hopper Archive / Hopper Archive
November 06, 2023, 12:11:17 PM
I've moved all items in the hopper older than May 2023 to a new Hopper Archive (a sub-board of the Hopper). This is more of a clerical/organizational thing than actually removing items from the Hopper. Any item in the archive can still be revived by creating a new entry in the Hopper.

The archive also includes all previously Clarked bills for historical context as well. I will be doing the same thing with the CRL board in order to clean it up a bit.
#9
Maricopa / Breaking the Tie
November 02, 2023, 06:11:55 PM
As ordered by the Cort, I am directed to break the tie to resolve the recent Senate election.

I propose the following tie-breaker. First, I will use a virtual spinning wheel on the site https://wheelofnames.com/ to determine a winner. Each candidate will be on the wheel 3 times, in alphabetical order. The winner will be named Senator:



I will post a screenshot showing the results. This seems like the most fair way to do it. What are your thoughts @Carlüs Éovart Vilaçafat and @Þon Txoteu É. Davinescu, O.SPM? If you agree, please indicate that in this thread.

#10
The November 2023 Clark is now here.


www.talossa.ca/files/clark.php?cosa=59&clark=1

Or here: www.talossa.ca/files/print_clark.php (this is the printer friendly version)


In PDF Form (which was made from the print_clark.php page):

www.talossa.ca/files/clarks/November2023Clark.pdf

or can vote online here: www.talossa.ca/files/clark_vote.php

Or in this thread, until the 21st of the month, at 19h30 TST.

Senators are allowed to create a single thread in the Senate chamber to post all of the Senate Votes that are not cast in this thread. Any votes not posted either using the form above, the current thread or the Senate thread might be ignored and void. Please do not vote by email or private messages.

When you vote, do not indicate any conditions which may make it sound like this vote isn't final: you can always change your vote later.

Please do not vote by email: We've had problems with email votes being caught in the spam filter.

All nominated Cosa Members and Senators have been emailed.




Secretár d'Estat/Secretary of State
#11
The Webspace / Saving on the Wiki
October 30, 2023, 02:49:13 PM
I have been trying to make modifications to some pages on the Wiki and for some reason I cannot save in "edit source" mode. I can use the newer edit (WYSIWYG) editor but I often prefer to source edit. Pressing "save changes" in source edit does nothing whatsoever. Can anyone help me with this? It is a bug?
#12
As the First Clark is quickly approaching, party leaders @Miestră Schivă, UrN, @þerxh Sant-Enogat, and @Munditenens Tresplet should post their nominations for Seneschal. The First Clark begins on November 1, 2023, so the deadline for nominations is October 31, 2023.




Secretár d'Estat/Secretary of State
#13
It is my pleasure to open call for bills of the November 2023 Clark.

Eventually, the clark can be viewed in real time here:

www.talossa.ca/files/cosa_vote_result.php?cosa=59&clark=1 (for the votes)

and here:

www.talossa.ca/files/clark.php?cosa=59&clark=1 (for the bills )

It is NOT too late to submit bills, of course, as you have OFFICIALLY until the morning of the 31st of this month, provided your bills have been in the Hopper before end of business day the 21st, of course. I will make the Clark on November 1st's morning and bills submitted up to a few hours before that will probably also be taken.

PLEASE note that in order to support a bill, you need to:

1 ) Be a Senator, the Secretary of State or the King
or
2 ) Have been nominated as a Cosa Member for the upcoming Clark BEFORE the 21st,

To vote on the Clark, you will once again have 2 options:

1 ) You will be able to vote in the Clark thread (which will be created later on the 1st of November), as usual. I will enter your votes in the DB.

2 ) You will be able to vote directly in the database, using your usernumber and DB password (which you can retrieve at: www.talossa.ca/files/login.php using the PSC of the election) or by login via Facebook (which retrieve manual activation on my part).




Secretár d'Estat/Secretary of State
#14
Whereas Article X, Section 4 of Organic Law states, "Talossans may voluntarily renounce their own citizenship. This may be done by publicly issuing a written Declaration of Renunciation. It shall take immediate effect upon its acknowledgement by the Secretary of State through issuance of a Writ of Termination of Citizenship," it is with a heavy heart that the Chancery accepts his renunciation, effective this 20th day of October, 2023.




Secretár d'Estat/Secretary of State

 
#15
- Under the provisions of Organic Law Article VI Section 2, should a Seneschal not be appointed prior to the first day of the first Clark, a Ranked Choice Vote to select the Seneschal shall appear on the First Clark.
- As the database is not currently equipped for this purpose, voting for Seneschal shall occur in a thread on Wittenberg concurrently with the First Clark.
- Only MC's may vote for a Seneschal. Senators have no vote.
- As Organic Law is relatively thin on the provisions of ranked choice voting for a Seneschal, the Chancery hereby proposes the following rules for voting:
- Votes shall be weighted by the number of seats assigned to each MC.
- Each party represented in the Cosa shall nominate one candidate for Seneschal prior to the posting of voting on Wittenberg. This should be done even if a Seneschal is elected prior to voting to ensure enough time for the actual vote.
- On the voting thread, there should be NO discussion or comments other than ranked choices.
- MC's will rank the candidates for Seneschal by preference (i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.) MC's should rank all candidates to avoid their ballots becoming exhausted.
- Should an MC rank the same candidate more than once, only the first appearance of that candidate on their ballot shall be counted.
- Failing to vote in the Seneschal election by an MC shall not count as a missed Clark unless that MC also fails to vote on the Clark itself.
- If a Seneschal candidate wins an outright majority of first-preference votes (50 percent plus 1) he or she will be declared the winner.
- If no Seneschal candidate wins an outright majority of first-preference votes, the candidate with the fewest first-preference votes is eliminated.
- All first-preference votes for the failed candidate are eliminated. Second preference choices on these ballots are then elevated to first-preference.
- A new tally is conducted to determine whether any candidate has won an outright majority of the adjusted votes.
- The process is repeated until either a candidate wins a majority of votes cast or a tie exists.
- If there's a tie after preferences, then we revert to the result of the previous round (which, in the case of only 3 candidates, would be the plurality result, i.e. just whoever gets the most first preferences). Only if it's still a tie then should we go for a revote on the second Clark.

As far as the required Vote of Confidence on each Clark, as there would be no new government in place should this election occur, the Chancery believes that the VoC would apply to the existing Seneschal and his Cabinet that was appointed during the 58th Cosa. However, should the VoC fail, a new election would need to be called.

Discussion should be by MCs only. I don't want this thread to become a free-for-all as it is vital that we have rules in place before the first Clark.

updated to include Miestra's proposed change to the tie-breaker.
#16
Wittenberg / ¡Felicia nadaliça, Dama Miestrâ!!
October 16, 2023, 07:37:17 AM
Happy birthday Dame Miestrâ Schivâ!
#17
Wittenberg / ¡Felicia nadaliça, King John!
October 12, 2023, 02:46:07 PM
Happy birthday to @King John!
#18
Vuode / [Vuode] Claiming of Seats in Estats Xhenerais
October 10, 2023, 03:44:07 PM
Under Article III, Section 2, which states "all adult citizens of Vuode are eligible to be seated in the Estats Xhenerais," any citizen of Vuode who wishes to claim a seat shall do so by declaring the following:

"I, name, hereby claim my right to be seated in the next Grand Session of the Estats Xhenerais".

As the constitution also states this was supposed to occur during the time of the national election, and as there was no mechanism to trigger the opening of the Grand Session until yesterday, without objection I will ask that those citizens of Vuode who wish to claim a seat do so before 7:30 TST on October 25, 2023.


Cunstaval da Vuode
#19
Vuode / [Vuode] Dissolving of Estats Xhenerais
October 10, 2023, 07:48:07 AM


Óifisch dal Cunstaval da Vuode


I hereby dissolve all past and current Grand Sessions of the Estats Xhenerais and open Grand Session XVI, in accordance with the Constitution of Vuode.


Cunstaval da Vuode


#20
Under the provisions of of El.Lex E.14, it is my pleasure to reinstate the citizenship of Tric'hard Carschaleir, as he has satisfied The Chancery under applicable law.




Secretár d'Estat/Secretary of State