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El Glheþ Talossan / Re: Ár glheþ in direct
« on: Today at 06:07:42 PM »
I'm in time zone GMT+12, so I'm probably not going to be available synchronously at the best of times. Best for the Northern Hemisphere to work this out and I'll see if I can make it.

El Glheþ Talossan / Re: Ár glheþ in direct
« on: Today at 04:15:56 PM »
Is this a situation where everyone is waiting around waiting for someone else to do it?

The Hopper / Re: Talossan Criminal Law Reform Part Deux
« on: September 13, 2021, 07:24:28 PM »
Aight, think I'm going to Clark this in October

The Hopper / Re: Combined Compromise
« on: September 08, 2021, 03:56:27 PM »
For me, the only thing I can't stomach in these suggestions is the 10 rather than 7 year term. That's too long for radical democrats and republicans, and will not get a single extra vote from monarchists.

The Cosa / Re: 56th Cosă -- Month of Recess Discussion Thread
« on: September 01, 2021, 04:51:07 PM »
Point of order, est. Túischac'h: are Terpelaziuns also allowed? It would be a poor thing if the Ziu could not keep the Government to account during "months of recess" (which are technically just months of no votes). Oh, I see you've already allowed this. Never mind.

The Hopper / The law on Terps
« on: August 31, 2021, 08:56:42 PM »
El Lexhatx H.2.1 states as follows:

Any Member of the Cosă (MC) or Senator may at any time between the First and Last Clark of a Cosă Term, table in “The Ziu” board on Witt, or its equivalent, a “c (PQ)” or “Terp” in a new thread or its equivalent.

Neither El Lex, nor the bill which introduced this language (44RZ1), nor the Hopper thread on 44RZ1, gives any hint what in blue blazes a "c (PQ)" might possibly be. Could Dama Litz herself enlighten us?

Wittenberg / Re: 2021 TMT20?
« on: August 31, 2021, 05:36:14 PM »
I've never participated before. Is selfless self-promotion appropriate?

The Lobby / Re: State Opening of the Ziu / Leader of the Opposition
« on: August 28, 2021, 04:28:59 AM »
And, to check, with XPB's proxy for the purpose, Dien is the Opposition Leader?

I granted proxy for the month of August. If Dien is still available I will honor that proxy. 

If not then I could strive to take part now that I have returned from travel.

Point of order. As the Túischac'h pointed out, neither XPB nor Dien are qualified to speak for the Opposition at the moment since both parties voted YES on the vote of confidence, and are not considered part of the Opposition at the moment. The only MC to actually vote in opposition to the Government is M. Yasir of the TNC. I wonder if he even knows he is currently the Leader of the Opposition.

The Cosa / Re: Terp - Minister of Finance - Budget
« on: August 26, 2021, 08:52:40 PM »
S:reu Túischac'h, I in turn would like to thank MC da Dhi for asking the TERP, and stepping up to carry out the oversight function which is necessary for the Opposition to preserve democracy and to keep the Government honest.

The Hopper / Re: "Compromise on the Compromise"
« on: August 25, 2021, 06:52:53 PM »
I mean, if you want an argument for excluding the CpI from the convocation (or maybe only allowing them 1 representative member), then you've just made one.

The Hopper / Re: "Compromise on the Compromise"
« on: August 25, 2021, 06:20:58 PM »
2) add a provision that 2/3 of the Cosa and 2/3 of the Senäts will be authorised to call one of these convocations at any time, with the same rules (inc. six-month cooling-off period).

Hmmm, on second thought, change the bolded bit to "no sooner than 12 months after the last convocation ended", to stop an endless cycle

The Hopper / Re: "Compromise on the Compromise"
« on: August 25, 2021, 04:31:25 PM »
(plus there should definitely be some rules to establish what happens if no candidate gets 2/3rd of the vote anyway).

Then the UC continues as a Council of Regency until the Convocation gets its act together. Like what happens with papal elections. A pity we can't actually lock them up and put them on bread-and-water.

The Hopper / Re: "Compromise on the Compromise"
« on: August 25, 2021, 04:29:25 PM »
Yeah; a conclave restricted to non-Parliamentarians would be one dominated by inactive citizens whom, by Glüc's own reckoning, mostly have no idea what's going on. The kind of conclave that would become a rubber stamp for a long-term incumbent King. Note that I have no issue with the number of MZs being restricted to stop it becoming a rubber stamp for the legislature, in converse.

The other way to get "the broad masses" involved would be to require a new King to win a referendum; but that has the problem of making the process not only more complicated, but more political in the bad way that no monarchist (and few Republicans) want.

Personally, I think Senator Plätschisch's proposal + my amendments is "good to go".

Wittenberg / Re: Republic Records
« on: August 25, 2021, 04:25:24 PM »
Dieter says that the Witt XII b database is in plain text, including all private messages, and is thus not in a state to be opened to the public in toto. Discussions are ongoing with the Royal Archivist on how to make the public domain stuff available to researchers.

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