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#1
Qe ça piaçadra Voastră Maxhestà:

Osprei ünă eleziun xheneral conductadă par la Cantzelerïă, noi, els Membreux dal Cosă subsignhats, represantent ünă maxhorità dels eschcaes da din această cámeră. Noi piedent respectunösmint qe Voastră Maxhestà, d'osprei las stipulaziuns d'Artical IV del Legeu Orgänic, apünta Miestră Schivă come voastră Seneschal.


May it please Your Majesty,

Following a general election conducted by the Chancery, we, the undersigned Members of the Cosă, represent a majority of seats within that house. We respectfully petition that Your Majesty, under the provisions of Article IV of the Organic Law, appoint Miestră Schivă as your Seneschal.


@Miestră Schivă, UrN
@Bråneu Excelsio
@Mic'haglh Autófil, SMC EiP
@Antaglha Xhenerös Somelieir
@Bentxamì Puntmasleu
@Marcel Eðo Pairescu Tafial, UrGP
@Sir Lüc
#2
WHEREAS the Legislative Chancery of the Province Formerly Known as Benito passed an Act renaming that Province to Belacostă; and

WHEREAS the citizenry of that Province did approve of the renaming via referendum; and

WHEREAS the Act in question requests the Ziu and Government to implement this renaming at the national level at their earliest convenience, then

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that all uses of the word "Benito" in El Lexhatx are replaced with the word "Belacostă", namely those in Lex.B.12, Lex.E.7.5, Lex.F.12.3, Lex.F.26.3, Lex.F.29, and Lex.F.36.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the use of the word "Benitians" in Lex.F.5.2.3 is replaced with the word "Belacostans".

Uréu q'estadra så,
Mic'haglh Autófil, MC
Lüc da Schir, MC
#3
As per the Database, the election results are as follows:

OPEN            2
PRESENT         3
IND             1
FREEDEMS        3
PDR             1
A GAGGLE OF BABY DUCKS QUACKING JOYOUSLY AND IGNORING EVERYTHING SILLY HUMANS DO     1


With "Present" votes excluded and the "Baby Ducks" ballot spoiled, seven valid votes have been cast.

FreeDem: 3/7*11 = 4.714 (4 seats, remainder 0.714)
OPEN: 2/7*11 = 3.143 (3 seats, remainder 0.143)
IND: 1/7*11 = 1.571 (1 seat, remainder 0.571)
PdR: 1/7*11 = 1.571 (1 seat, remainder 0.571)

Nine seats are filled, with two remaining. With the largest remainder, one of the two remaining seats is granted to the Free Democrats. If there are no objections, following the precedent established for the Assembly during the 58th Cosă, a picker wheel should be used to assign the final seat between the Independent Party and the PdR.
#4
Partì da Reformaziun
Mac'htici Idéăs, Mac'htici Resultaes

    El Partì da Reformaziun, the Reform Party, is currently welcoming new members who may wish to serve as Members of the 60th Cosa. If you are someone who wants to make a positive difference for our country and help build toward a brighter tomorrow, consider registering with the PdR! Our goal is to lead Talossa into a more democratic future, where our culture can flourish under a smoother, more responsive state structure. If this sounds like your goal -- if you find our 50-word statement appealing -- if our platform aligns with your own values -- then think about reaching out to Mic'haglh Autófil, our Zirecteir Naziunal, for more information. And regardless of whether the PdR sounds like your cup of tea, be sure to watch this space as details on the PdR platform's planks is released!
#5
Wittenberg / Let's Talk Realignment: USA Edition
April 24, 2024, 10:37:04 AM
These maps rearrange the catchment areas within the US states, with the obvious exception of Wisconsin itself.

The idea is to divide the states as evenly as possible among each of the eight provinces with respect to number of states -- not population thereof. I have done some bare-bones math on that (see the second post) if people want to see how it shakes out, but population itself is not the goal. Since there are 49 states plus DC to divide out, that's still 50, which divided by eight is six with a remainder of two. In other words, two provinces will each receive seven states, with the others each receiving six. Where possible, I have attempted to consider both geographical and cultural reasons for putting each catchment area where it is. That being said, since the only real "provincial cultures" are the Cjovanì and the Reviensadeirs -- and the latter aren't really geography-centric -- a lot of the "cultural" considerations are of an extra-Talossan nature.

  • Cézembre, which currently has no states, receives the six New England states, due in part both to their proximity to Quebec (the main francophone region of North America) and also because they are the closest states to the island of Cézembre itself.
  • Atatürk, which currently contains five of the six New England states (Maine being unassigned), is instead reassigned to the area around (and including) the District of Columbia. Atatürk contains Talossa's capital, so it made sense to me to have it contain our Big Neighbor's capital as well. (Having grown up in Virginia, I am aware Kentucky is not super close to DC, but it works out here that the borders are rather clean if we make it the sixth state in KA.)
  • Maritiimi-Maxhestic receives no new states, but is reduced to the Southeast.
  • Benito, which currently only has the Cjovanì homeland of Ohio, receives several states with higher Italian ancestry (which are luckily contiguous with Ohio itself). Alternatively, if the Belacostă name is approved, BE would have a large amount of beautiful coast along the Great Lakes.
  • Fiovă, which currently has no states, receives six states that lie along the Mississippi River (as fiovă means river).
  • Vuode loses most of its current territory to Benito and Fiovă, but keeps the recently-transferred Minnesota and gains several other "heartland" states (which feels appropriate to a province named for a bed. Beds, heartlands...coziness and safety seem to permeate the idea.)
  • Maricopa, having lost Arkansas and Louisiana to Fiovă, gains Hawaii and Nevada from Florencia.
  • Along with M-M, Florencia is the other province to only lose territory without making gains, but because of this they are also one of the two provinces to receive an extra state.

Furthermore, the catchment assignments of US territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.) are unaffected by these changes, in part because their current provinces (M-M and FL) are losing territory as opposed to gaining.

Please keep in mind a few things:
  • This only affects new citizens; any current citizens keep their provincial assignments unless they request to be moved to their new province as per Org.IX.8 and Lex.E.7.3.3. Furthermore, under Lex.E.7.3.1, it would appear that any citizens who do not request to be reassigned immediately retain the right to do so at any point in the future.
  • This map provides a springboard for us to reconsider the alignment of Canadian provinces, Mexican states, and Wisconsin counties (I have a few maps on this last idea which I can post later).
  • This map is only a preliminary draft; a conversation-starter, if you will.

The third map attachment is one that rewards M-M a seventh state instead of Maricopa, since M-M is the other territory to only lose states (Florencia and M-M surrender territory, so it seems fair they get the extra states). This one definitely creates some clean borders, especially out west. It also seemed fair that since Vuode was losing both New York and Illinois (home to the largest and third-largest cities in the country, respectively), they get the heavily-populated Texas as compensation (Maricopa is keeping the most populous state, it seems odd they should get the second-most as well.)

Some things these maps were not explicitly designed with in mind were mergers. In some cases, (for example, a VD/M-M merger, or FL/MA) they work quite well, and in other cases (BE with anyone)...less so.
#6
Wittenberg / La Tascaragnhă Nouă, 2024.04.15
April 15, 2024, 09:14:20 PM
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#7
QuoteWHEREAS the Sovereign Province of Benito has gone by two names throughout its existence; and

WHEREAS the previous name of "Mussolini" had multiple negative connotations and implications, and the name of "Benito" does little to dispel these in the context of its predecessor; and

WHEREAS the Sovereign Province is home to multiple scenic areas along the Manáweg; and

WHEREAS the Sovereign Province is nice enough to be named thrice (but really hopefully no more than that),

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Sovereign Province of Benito is hereby renamed the Free and Sovereign Province of Belacostă (meaning "beautiful riverbank") pending a referendum of the Province's citizenry, and that should this name be approved, all references to "Benito" in current provincial law shall be understood to refer to the same legal entity under its new name.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that upon approval of this referendum, the Government and Ziu are requested to give effect to this renaming at the federal level at their earliest convenience.

Uréu q'estadra så,
Mic'haglh Autófil MA
Sir Lüc da Schir MA

This bill, having passed the Assembly, now comes before the Senate. Voting will last for one week, until midnight Talossan Daylight Time, Sunday/Monday, April 21/22, 2024.

Alternatively, once all members have voted, or if at least four votes (representing a majority of the Senate) are cast either in favor of or in opposition to this bill, then voting will close at that time as per Article 10 of the Benitian Constitution.

As a Senator under the appointment of the Maestro, I cast my vote për.

Tagging Senators here for notification. @Sir Lüc @Iason Taiwos @Flip Molinar @Istefan Perþonest (Senator Carschaleir does not appear to have a Witt account)
#8
Belacostă / Constitutional Reform
April 11, 2024, 11:02:39 AM
I know the other big thing was reforming the province's legislative structure. I had some thoughts on this that I've put in a draft constitution here.

It largely follows the Fiovan governmental model (three-member executive with the citizenry as a popular assembly), while keeping a few clauses and sections from the current Benitian Constitution for continuity's sake. I did use the Belacostă name, simply for the sake of seeing how it looks on paper (and also because it seems to have a good chance of becoming official anyway). That highlighted Section in Article I is unchanged from its current form, but I figure we'll look at redesigning the flag once we fry the bigger fish. (Though I may have attached a few ideas. You know me, any excuse to make a flag...)

One thing I did wish to include is a clause ensuring that provinces that merge into this one (should our constitution be good enough for them without amendment) is that their chief executive gets a seat on the Provincial Council for the remainder of that term. This is to ensure that all citizens of the merged province have representation in their government. I think planning ahead for future reforms and creating a flexible constitution with them in mind will serve us well.
#9
Wittenberg / Happy Cjovani Day!
April 07, 2024, 08:14:21 PM
April 7 is Cjovani Day, which "honors a trailblazing example of Talossan subcultural development, the Cjovani Benitians, and serves as a day for Talossans to consider the potential for future subcultures in their own provinces".

While not a Cjovani myself, to my fellow Benitians who are, I hope today has been a particularlay good day for you in whatever you have been up to.

One of the hallmarks of Cjovani culture is the the viewing of Spaghetti Western films. Do any Talossans have a favorite Spaghetti Western film? If so, why?
#10
WHEREAS the Sovereign Province of Benito has gone by two names throughout its existence; and

WHEREAS the previous name of "Mussolini" had multiple negative connotations and implications, and the name of "Benito" does little to dispel these in the context of its predecessor; and

WHEREAS the Sovereign Province is home to multiple scenic areas along the Manáweg; and

WHEREAS the Sovereign Province is nice enough to be named thrice (but really hopefully no more than that),

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Sovereign Province of Benito is hereby renamed the Free and Sovereign Province of Belacostă (meaning "beautiful riverbank") pending a referendum of the Province's citizenry, and that should this name be approved, all references to "Benito" in current provincial law shall be understood to refer to the same legal entity under its new name.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that upon approval of this referendum, the Government and Ziu are requested to give effect to this renaming at the federal level at their earliest convenience.

Uréu q'estadra så,
Mic'haglh Autófil MA
Sir Lüc da Schir MA
#11
Something that has been bugging me for some time is the state of the Talossan achievement. I mean... look at this:

There's nothing wrong with it in a substantial sense, but this is 2024, surely we can do better than a low-resolution GIF file. As a result, I've taken the liberty of creating these:

     


Nothing about these changes from the currently-specified blazon, they are just a rendering of my own. I did replace the crown (which, as previously discussed, is taken from the arms of Spain) with the princely crown of Monaco. I've also replaced the "Ben" character, but only with a different version of it. Specifically, this is still 'ben' but in seal script. Seal script is the style of characters still traditionally used on East Asian seals, ranging in formality from the Privy Seal of Japan (below, left) to my own personal hanko (below, right).

     
#12
Belacostă / Thoughts on reforms
March 07, 2024, 01:21:19 PM
I wanted to touch a bit on some of the discussion from this thread (without commenting in a dead thread) and see if we as an Assembly can think of a few things we'd like to accomplish during the remainder of this Cosa.

  • Agreed that the province needs renaming. I know I've proposed "Garibaldi" in the past but in light of the fact that it was intended to be a name of a merged province (as Garibaldi helped lead the Unification of Italy) -- and in light of the fact that we already have a Garibaldi Canton -- I would propose something else. Maybe something like Vittorio/Bitour? Taliulă (Little Italy)? Or, keeping with the "Be-" theme as discussed here, Belăcostă ("Beautiful Riverbank")
  • Also agreed on a simplified legislative structure. I'm not necessarily opposed to an elected unicameral legislature but I think given activity levels it makes sense to consider the citizens as a whole the province's legislature and perhaps institute some sort of elected executive. I'll admit to admiring Fiova's model, though that's probably because I will carry the torch for the directorial model until my dying breath. Going this route could likely mean abolishing the Arviteir Prima office entirely, rendering the grammatical correctness of the title moot.
  • The above point means we could likely just do with adopting an entirely new constitution. Ours isn't the worst ever but if we want to really overhaul things it might make sense to just start fresh.
  • I'm glad that Luc mentioned the unicameral MMP Ziu as easing the pathway to provincial mergers, as that was one of the secondary reasons I think it's a good move. That said, I'm not sure the various proposals I've seen to have provinces share governments passes Organic muster. Org.IX.1 states "They are administered by constitutional governments elected democratically within the Province." If provinces share governments, that means the governments elected are not elected within the province in question. I think I've been pretty clear in my support of mergers, though -- I support bottom-up mergers, but I support well-considered bottom-up mergers.
  • Hard agree on catchment reform (though the big issue has evidently been rectified since I originally wrote this up). I've actually attached a few maps to this post. The first shows the catchment areas as they currently stand -- and no, Maine being gray is not a mistake on my part. It is currently unassigned in El Lexhatx. (Ctrl-F "Maine" only returns one result, as part of the word "remained".) On top of that, Vuode -- though no longer controlling rightful Benitian clay in Ohio -- is assigned two of the three largest cities in the US (New York and Chicago), which just frankly feels a little stacked. So I've got two proposals to fix several catchment issues all at once:
    • The "Split East" moves Maine and Connecticut to Ataturk, making that province's US catchment area coterminous with New England. Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey all are reassigned to Benito. Personally I'm in favor of this method, as it moves multiple states known for their Italian populations (NY, NJ, and to a lesser extent PA) to the province that was twice named for the Italian heritage of its Talossan neighborhood. It also results in a slightly cleaner map, as Michigan is not separated from the rest of the Vuode states. (Note: I see the "Florencia <3 Vuode Act" currently under a vote on this month's Clark, which very much would make this by far the more sensible of the two options.
    • The "Split West" method still results in ME and CT going to Ataturk. It also results in Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa moving to Benito. However, it better reflects the arrangement of Benito and Vuode proper (BE to the west, VD to the east). It also results in a more sensible map should Florencia and Benito ever merge to create Garibaldi. (If Garibaldi results from a BE-VD merger, this is obviously less important...)
    • I will admit that it also feels a little sad that neither Fiova nor Cezembre get any states whatsoever, but that's less of a Benito-centric issue and so I'll leave it to the Ziu to do what they want on that front. Frankly given some of the recent bills it seems like a large-scale catchment realignment (at least pertaining to state-level assignments) might be in order, but there's likely a good way to do that without in a coordinated manner it feeling too "top down".

#13
As per the Database, the election results are as follows:

FREEDEM2
DIEN1
NPW2
PRESENT3
PT1
PDR1
TALOSSAN NATIONAL CONGRESS     1

With eight votes cast ("Present" votes excluded), this means that the eleven seats are divided as follows:
FreeDem: 2/8*11 = 2.75 (2 seats, remainder 0.75)
NPW: 2/8*11 = 2.75 (2 seats, remainder 0.75)
DIEN: 1*8*11 = 1.375 (1 seat, remainder 0.375)
PT: 1*8*11 = 1.375 (1 seat, remainder 0.375)
PdR: 1*8*11 = 1.375 (1 seat, remainder 0.375)
TNC: 1*8*11 = 1.375 (1 seat, remainder 0.375)

This assigns eight of the eleven seats. Because we use the Largest Remainder method, one of the remaining three will go to the Free Democrats, and another will go to the New Peculiar Way, because they tied for largest remainder. However, the remaining four parties each tied for the next-largest remainder after the FreeDems and NPW have been granted their extra seat. And as such...I will admit I am not sure how to proceed here. In theory the Arviteir Prima should likely weigh in first, but I know he has also been facing some extra-Talossan business or other. What are the thoughts of the rest of the community on how to proceed?
#14
To the Talossan people:

There are, I believe, a few matters I must divulge to the public regarding my absence over the past few months, both because several of you have asked for an explanation (some more politely than others), but more importantly because of the position to which I was elected as well as the one I had occupied in the previous Government. A position of public trust demands transparency, and as a result of the "transparency deficit" I have run up, allow me to attempt to settle my debt, so to speak.

I know that, at several points in the past, I have made reference to the existence of a Doamnă Autófil. She and I were married in August of 2018, and had been together in some form or another for five years before that. However, we have also been living apart for most of our marriage, largely due to work -- while I still live in Wisconsin, several months after our wedding she was able to finally find a job in her field, with the caveat that it was in Missouri. While this arrangement worked out well for some time -- frequent weekend visits, as well as being reunited from March to October 2020 during the pandemic -- the end result of this story is that last August she informed me that her love for me has died "a long, slow death" and that she no longer wished to be together.

As one can likely imagine, this is not a particularly easy thing to hear from the person with whom one intended to spend their life. I know that quite a few of you among the community's more active members are yourselves married, and I would be concerned if you were to greet such an event in your own life with a nonchalant attitude. What happened next...I guess you could say that I basically shut down. Went through the motions. "Existed", more than "lived", an emotionally catatonic state. A lot of soul-searching, coupled with quite a bit of self-medicating, some of it through healthier methods than others. At a few points, nearly coupled the erasure of a D:na Autófil with the erasure of S:reu Autófil, if I'm going to be painfully open about it. But the light at the end of the tunnel comes, and the sun rises again, and the time has come to attempt to pick up the pieces of the life I once lived, a life that includes an adopted homeland of Green and Red.

I do not tell you some of these more dramatic parts in an attempt to garner pity, but rather because I believe a brutally conspicuous absence deserves a brutally honest explanation, coupled with a brutally sincere apology. And to that end, I know there were quite a few people I frustrated whether in the then-Government, the Opposition, or just the citizenry -- and even the ones I didn't frustrate, I was your Distain too, and so my only request is that you try to forgive me for coping with my personal goings-on in the only way I could really muster. I do not seek excusal, so much as understanding.

Correction: I have a second request. Should you ever find yourself burdened, and you need an ear, seek me out. I know what that pit is like and just how deep it can go, and if I can help even one other person to avoid it, then I would do all I can towards that end.

Should there be other questions I can answer, please do not hesitate to reach out and I will answer them to the best of my ability.


In Amistà, Imrè



Mic'haglh Autófil, MC EiP
#15
Wittenberg / [BHAID] Donation Drive
December 11, 2022, 12:51:14 PM
Good afternoon, Talossans!

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to announce the commencement of a charitable campaign to support Milwaukee Habitat of Humanity! (https://milwaukeehabitat.org/)

I may not live in Milwaukee, but I do live in Wisconsin, and I can assure you, it gets plenty cold here, especially this time of year. As of writing, it's barely above freezing, and this is an unseasonably warm day. January and February will not be any kinder to those who are lacking suitable shelter. This is our chance to give to a community that our shared nation has its roots in, a place that, whether or not you may realize it, has helped shape the Talossa that exists today.

Donations can be submitted via PayPal to the Royal Bank and Post (treasury@talossa.com). When submitting, please include a note clarifying that this is a donation for BHAID, so as to make our good Burgermeister's workload easier.

This campaign will continue until (and including) Sunday, January 8, 2023. I would be absolutely thrilled if we could collect at least $100, but I also know that we as a community can do much better than that. (For my own part, I'm starting with a $15 donation, so feel free to one-up me! This is one of those times it feels nothing but wonderful to be outdone.)
#16
Wittenberg / La C'hronică 12.22
December 06, 2022, 02:18:57 AM

Zecemvar XLIII / December 2022

57TH COSA SIXTH CLARK RESULTS
Dandelion reform approved; Primary Intelligence Group abolished; more: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1896.0

BHAID TO CONDUCT CHARITABLE CAMPAIGN
Ministry of Foreign Affairs running donation campaign to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1987.0

EXTRAORDINARY HONOURS ANNOUNCED
King John announces investiture of several new knights and Seneschal's Medal recipients; re-activation of several dormant orders: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1942.0

COSA DISSOLVED
Writ of Dissolution from King dissolves Cosa in preparation for new elections: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1941.0

LIVING COSA HELD
The first Living Cosa in 19 years was held on November 20: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1929.0

58TH COSA ELECTION PREPERATION BEGINS
A reminder to update your info: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1855.0

The info/signup thread has been opened: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1879.0

CULTURE NEWS
"This Month in Talossan History" series continues with December: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1945.0

Ministry of Culture to give Trivia Night another go on December 11: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1961.0

Carlüs Vilaçafat named Poet Laureate, succeeding Óïn Ursüm: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1926.0

IMMIGRATION NEWS
No citizens were naturalized during November (Paarth Thakur has had a Citizenship Petition filed in his name, but this is not concluded as of press time).

New applications for Talossan citizenship were received from Markus Rachensberger, Philipp Opperman, Paarth Thakur, Orlando Alas, Remy Fenster, Charyle Calvert, Kevin Gallagher, Bayan Peikari, Kenyon Strother, Donald Muniz, Ralph Hansen, Scott Nabors, Kenneth Makuakāne, Arten Panasiuk, Hilton Chesterfield II, Sandra Orr, and David Wasserman (wow!): https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?board=2.0

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La C'hronică is the monthly news summary provided by the Ministry of Stuff, for the enlightenment and interest of Talossan citizens and all other interested parties.
#17
Wittenberg / La C'hronică 11.22
November 11, 2022, 01:01:28 AM

Noemvar XLIII / November 2022

57TH COSA FIFTH CLARK RESULTS
Finance reform and domain names streamlining approved; Deputy SoS position rejected: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1839.0

BHAID TO CONDUCT CHARITABLE CAMPAIGN
Ministry of Foreign Affairs running poll to select beneficiary: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1915.0

TALOSSANS COMPETE FOR WORLD DOMINATION
Risk-like Wargaming venture starts, Talossans racing to control game board of Earth: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1886.0

WITT SEES MAJOR UPDATE
If Witt looks different to you, don't fret -- it's supposed to: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1811.0

LIVING COSA TO BE HELD
A Living Cosa is being scheduled for November 20, the first in some time: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1902.15

58TH COSA ELECTION PREPERATION BEGINS
A reminder to update your info: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1855.0

The info/signup thread has been opened: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1879.0

CULTURE NEWS
"This Month in Talossan History" series continues with November: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1440.15

Talossan Music Top 20, Special Edition commences with multiple categories: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1837.0

Volume 2 of the Talossan Book of Cuisine released: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1871.0

Carlüs Vilaçafat wins 2nd El Pretz Per Tomas Prize for poetry: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1912.0
(Honorable Mentions: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1911.0 )

GOOGLE AD CAMPAIGN CONCLUDES
Seneschal Plätschisch reported on the effectivity of the Google Ad campaign undertaken by the Ministry of Immigration: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1914.0

NEW SCRIBE OF ABBAVILLA
Senator Breneir Tzaracomprada (FL) named to succeed Dr. Txec dal Nordselva: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1854.0

IMMIGRATION NEWS
Erisson Marques da Silva and Alexandreu Prominè were naturalized during October.

New applications for Talossan citizenship were received from Emmanuel Olusan, Brent Broussard, Steven Floyd, and Alexandreu Prominè: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?board=2.0
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#18
Wittenberg / BHAID Target Poll
November 11, 2022, 12:11:53 AM
Please pick a recipient for the BHAID's fundraising campaign. Information on the submissions can be found here: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1866.0
#19
Wittenberg / BHAID Suggestion
October 15, 2022, 05:44:36 PM
Good afternoon all,

The Bureau for Humanitarian Aid and International Development (BHAID) is currently seeking community suggestions for a fundraising target. As we move towards the holiday season, we are entering a time of year in which the sprit of giving tends to see greater importance, and as a result I would like to come before you now to seek community feedback on a preferred recipient; since ultimately this would be the community's charitable contributions, I believe you should have a say in where your money is going.

I will say that from a personal perspective, it would make the most sense to me to pick some sort of charitable organization in the Milwaukee area, but I am open to your suggestions. I will keep this list updated as more suggestions come in, and by the end of the month will move to having some sort of decision (perhaps by community straw poll, unless a clear choice emerges ahead of time).

Current Suggestions
  • Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
  • Campaign for Uyghurs
  • World Central Kitchen
  • Major Chords for Minors
#20
Wittenberg / La C'hronică 10.22
October 04, 2022, 12:31:16 AM

Listopäts XLIII / October 2022

57TH COSA THIRD CLARK RESULTS
Removal on membership ban in other micronations, several other Sense of the Ziu resolutions on foreign affairs all pass: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1657.0

57TH COSA FOURTH CLARK RESULTS
Seneschal now elected in manner similar to Túischac'h; SoS responsibilities modified: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1776.0

"DAYS OF OBSERVANCE" SHIFT INTO HIGH GEAR
Next in series of "Seneschal's Days of Observance" celebrated; Mic'haglh Autófil requests a day for his favorite money pits: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1823.0

TALOSSANS FINDING NEW WAYS TO COMPETE
Talossan Cycling Association Tour visits France (won by Naziun Cjovani): https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1528.0
...and Iberia (won by the Gordon Hiatus Support Team): https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1705.0

Bråneu Excelsio revived the Maricopan Poker Tournament, then won it: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1618.0

Wargaming of sorts -- in the vein of Risk -- approaching as possible MinCulture endeavor: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1675.0

The Toxophilite Club dedicates themselves to studying the bow and arrow, complete with virtual archery competitions: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?board=43.0

CULTURE NEWS
"This Month in Talossan History" series continues with September and October: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1440.0

Talossan Music Top 20, 2022 edition won by "Gimme Shelter" from the Rolling Stones: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1326.0

Volume 2 of the Talossan Book of Cuisine incoming: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1725.0

Monarchy Day Honours see three armorial achievements granted: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1755.0

CABINET REASSIGNMENTS
Bråneu Excelsio appointed as most recent Defence Minister: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1804.0

Mic'haglh Autófil promoted from Deputy to MinSTUFF as Miestră Schivă resigns: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1815.0

ROYAL HOUSEHOLD ALSO SEEING APPOINTMENTS
Txec dal Nordselva named to the Sabor: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1687.0

College of Arms sees Nordselva in as Squirrel Viceroy of Arms, Baron Davinescu as Dean: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=1755.0

IMMIGRATION NEWS
No new citizens were naturalized during August or September.

New applications for Talossan citizenship were received from Moss Nott, Mark Price, Olaf Gravling, Daniel De Kay, Alan Young, James Leese III, Erisson Marques da Silva, Miley Harty: https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?board=2.0
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La C'hronică is the monthly news summary provided by the Ministry of Stuff, for the enlightenment and interest of Talossan citizens and all other interested parties.