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Wittenberg / Citizenship Petition for Nicholas Richard Burman
« on: October 08, 2020, 12:24:06 PM »
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.

Fiôvâ / An Acting Capitán for Fiôvâ?
« on: September 25, 2020, 11:43:59 PM »
While in general I feel that the best way for me to interact with Fiôvâ's governance is entirely at the request of the elected government, I note that Fiôvâ currently doesn't have one.

So, since I do have the power to appoint an Acting Capitán for the province under Article V of Fiôvâ's constitution, and given the extended vacancy in that office, I'm wondering if I should appoint one.

(Not that I have any candidates in mind. Incidentally, did y'all ever notice you didn't specify that the Capitán had to be either a Fiôvân or a Talossan in your Constitution, and so I could appoint, say, Donald Trump as Acting Capitán? You know, that might actually convince someone to volunteer to be elected Capitán . . .)

Benito / Assembly of Benito Seats Distribution, 55th Cosa
« on: August 15, 2020, 04:41:59 AM »
The certified election results are:

NPW   3

Votes for PRESENT, of course, are not used for allocating seats, so seven votes were cast for seats. Since everybody else who cast votes cast them for parties, there are no issues of interpretation. We accordingly can go right ahead and use Hare-Niemeyer as usual:

Party Calculation Seats
Free Democrats                        3/(7/11) = 4 seats, 0.7142857 remainder
New Peculiar Way                      3/(7/11) = 4 seats, 0.7142857 remainder
League of Centre Conservatives 1/(7/11) = 1 seat, 0.5714 remainder

With two seats remaining and a two-way tie for largest remainder, the final distribution is:

Free Democrats, 5 seats
New Peculiar Way, 5 seats
League of Centre Conservatives, 1 seat.

Parties, name your BLAssemblymen.

Wittenberg / Financial Update, August 13, 2020
« on: August 13, 2020, 05:30:33 PM »
Another month, another interest rate cut on the national treasury account, from 1.00% to 0.80% APY, effective tomorrow.

Which again looks to be part of an industry-wide decline in rates.

Benito / Benito Chancellery Seat Distribution, 55th Cosa
« on: August 11, 2020, 08:01:22 PM »
This is a placeholder indicating that yes, I'm aware we need to do this, I'm awaiting certified election results.

The Webspace / Missing link on homepage
« on: August 07, 2020, 02:44:05 PM »
The image advertising the Royal Bank and Post online store on the homepage is not currently linkified.

Wittenberg / Party Registration Fees, 55th Cosa Election (July 15th)
« on: July 10, 2020, 02:03:26 PM »
The Free Democrats of Talossa fee has been received for the 55th Cosa Election.


The Free Democrats of Talossa have PAID IN FULL.

Wittenberg / Financial Update, July 7, 2020
« on: July 07, 2020, 09:43:18 PM »
So, an Ally savings rate drop is happening for the third month in a row.  As of July 8th, we go from 1.10% APY to 1.00% APY.

Yeah, that's from 1.50% to 1.00% in three months.  But all the other places offering "high-yield" savings accounts are dropping their rates, too, so there's nowhere obvious to run to.

Anyway.  It's not a crisis, and I don't think there's anything sensible we can do about it, but now you're all up-to-date.

The Lobby / Hosting and Domain Name Renewal
« on: June 30, 2020, 08:06:15 PM »
Per The 54th Cosa Budget, disbursements require notifying the Ziu at least 14 days in advance.  And the renewal dates on our hosting plan and domain name are July 23rd.

I am accordingly informing the Ziu that I do intend to disburse the budgeted funds to those ends in order to renew our hosting and domain name.

Wittenberg / Financial Update, June 11, 2020
« on: June 11, 2020, 07:28:38 PM »
Another month, another cut on the interest rate  Ally's now down to 1.10% APY.  Which is consistent with what everyone else is doing; Varo's down to 1.21%, for example.  As goes the Federal Reserve guidance, so go the banks . . .

Wittenberg / Financial Update, May 11, 2020
« on: May 11, 2020, 11:19:25 PM »
In reaction to the US Federal Reserve's recent actions in cutting interest rates, Ally Bank is cutting the interest rate on the Kingdom's savings account from 1.5% to 1.25% effective tomorrow (following up a previous cut from 1.6% to 1.5% on March 13).

1.25% is still a solid rate for a savings account (better than the current yield on 20-year Treasuries), but I've done a little bit of shopping around other possibilities as a result, and am somewhat tempted by Varo.  I'm going to see if they cut their rates soon, or stick to the 1.61% they're currently quoting on their website.

The Webspace / Trouble sending private messages
« on: April 16, 2020, 06:09:32 PM »
The system wants me to include a secret code when I send a private message.  I don't know of one.  Help?

Benito / Reclaiming our wayward canton
« on: February 13, 2020, 09:38:19 PM »
Now that the attempt by Fiova to seize control of it has been thwarted, I suggest that we, the population of Benito, do everything possible to bring the secessionist canton of Florencia back into our provincial embrace.

One potential means to help secure that outcome, rather than seeing any further Frankenstein proposals like the previously-thwarted one by advocates of provincial mergers, would be to also back the dissolution of Fiova, in favor of restoration of the traditional border between Maricopa and Maritiimi-Maxhestic.

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