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 Thank you.

Estimat Mencei, I have no further questions.

Thank you, S:reu Perþonest, for your answer.

I think of UC Justice positions as less political in some ways, and more theological.  The Justice looks at the text, draws upon their learning, and writes an opinion that has all of the binding force of law simply because they are charged with declaring what the law means.  This is not something to take lightly, even in a small and young nation like Talossa.

You currently execute an important office in the Civil Service, Burgermeister of Inland Revenue.  By both tradition and, to a lesser degree, statute, the Justices of the UC step back from Talossan political life a bit.  Can you speak to any potential conflicts between these two positions?  Or do you feel they are ultimately compatible with one another?

Following from that, what do you see as the UC Justice's place in our wider Talossan society, given the step back from politics that is customarily taken?

Wittenberg / [CULTURE JOBS]: Fellows of the Royal College of Arms
« on: October 18, 2020, 01:41:06 PM »
Do you like art?  Do you like heraldry?  Do you think you might be interested?  We have a position for you.

The Royal College of Arms is looking for fellows to help our citizens design and procure grants of arms under Talossan heraldry laws.

Interested parties should have at least a basic knowledge of heraldry, or the willingness to learn.  Facility in graphic design is also helpful, but not required.

Contact the Ministry of Culture at culture (at) talossa (dot) com for more information or to request an application.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

Wittenberg / L'Chronica 10.20
« on: October 18, 2020, 12:02:29 PM »
Following a silence of several weeks, King John has apppointed S:reu Alexandreu Davinescu Regent for his continued absence.

Members of the Government released a statement expressing reservations over the nature of the Regency and warn of consequences should governance prove vapor-locked.

The Leader of the Opposition released a statement on the Regency urging restraint in pursuit of consequences, but finished with a warning to the Regent.

The Government has launched a second survey about Talossan life, values, and priorities.  Will close November 1.

A Dungeons and Dragons game has been launched by Sir Alexandreu Davinescu in capacity as private citizen.  Seneschal applauds grassroots culture, prefers Cthulhu.

S:reu Perþonest has been nominated to the Uppermost Court.  The Senate is currently conducting hearings in regards to the nomination.

Eðo Grischun and XPB have tied for winner of this month's Caption contest with "The Secretary of State reacts to the volume of Bills being piled onto the first Clark of the new Cosa session!" and Ariçarh, zuerieir da Pengöpäts! Arise, warriors of Pengöpäts!" respectively.  Our impartial judge was unable to choose between the two.

Here is the image for the 10.20 Caption Contest.  Make sure to submit your answers by the 10th of Next Month.

Estimat S:reu Perþonest,

I thank you for your opening statement.  I think micronationalism speaks, in some way, to the nine-year-old in all of us in some way.  It is a warming and touching story.

Could you begin, if you please, by outlining your judicial philosophy for the Senats and public who are following these proceedings?  How do you balance concepts like the impersonal rule of law with the deeply personal that small group dynamics (such as found in a micronation) engender?

Per.  Why not?


Wittenberg / [CULTURE]: Trophy Program
« on: October 12, 2020, 04:45:19 PM »
Estimats Talossans,

If you are thinking of holding a contest of some sort, and are unsure of what to offer in terms of awards, the Ministry of Culture for the Regipats Talossan has just the thing.  We have procured a number of small (5 inch) award cups, in both gold and silver.  The ministry will even prepare nametags and ship the trophies to the winners of your event!  You just give us the info and we do the rest.

Please contact Eiric S. Bornatfiglheu, Minister of Culture, for more information.

Estimat Mencei,

Might I inquire as to the status and schedule of this hearing?

Armed Forces / Re: How to join the RZ's?
« on: October 06, 2020, 06:39:07 PM »
That's probably a pretty good idea, yeah.

The Hopper / Maybe Not So Into It Bill
« on: October 04, 2020, 03:38:55 PM »
WHEREAS, the post of national gamemaster has been open for quite some time AND

WHEREAS, wargaming once played a vital role in Talossan culture but does not seem to anymore AND

WHEREAS, it behooves us to keep up with the times

THEREFOR, El Lexhat 2.7.1. which reads
The Büreu dals Zuerietâs (Wargames Bureau), administered by the Xhumestreu Naziunál (National Gamemaster), who shall also answer to the code name "Joshua,"

Is hereby repealed and the post of Xhumestreu Naziunál abolished.

Wittenberg / Re: L'Chronica 9.20
« on: October 02, 2020, 05:31:40 PM »
Reminder... 8 days left to participate in the caption contest.

Armed Forces / Re: How to join the RZ's?
« on: October 01, 2020, 07:58:50 PM »
As the Interim Capitan of the Zuavs, and consistent with the standards of my predecessor, is to ask to join.  The first inquiry entitles one to the title of Private, and a membership in the Zuavs.  Further ranks are more involved.

Wittenberg / Re: upcoming battle of the autumn semester 2020
« on: September 24, 2020, 09:23:24 AM »
Boy howdy you're right.  Though with the theatre closed, my workload has pretty much evened out.

Wittenberg / Re: Moved from Immigration board re: ESB Affair
« on: September 23, 2020, 04:46:43 PM »
Me, March 11 2012:

The Kingdom is enforcing the 14 year old age limit on immigrants, right? Benny the Corncob is raising my suspicion he might actually be two 7-year-olds in an adult trenchcoat.

... hold on there a motorscootin' moment. That date is before Reunision. I didn't realise ESB started this malarkey so early! Which puts to bed the idea that it was all a plot to win Kingdom elections for the ZRT, a party which didn't exist yet.
Oh, I don't think anyone thinks it was just for partisan advantage, if you got that from what anyone has said. That wouldn't even make any sense, since that could have been done much more effectively with completely silent sock puppets. Instead, I think that just became part of it naturally... After all if you have a bunch of registered voters, you have to do something with them, right? I think the primary motivation was just as a lark, and ESB seems to hint as much. The electoral mischief was a side benefits, not the main purpose.

Oh, I'm not hinting.  I'm saying it out loud.  At first, it was a project in "Hey, maybe you should vet your immigrants, no?"  Then it moved more in the lark direction following Reunison.  The attempt at partisan advantage wasn't really even on the list, as it DID dawn on me that if I just shut my damn mouth, that might be something that could happen.

There's a lot of conjecture about my motives and motivations, but hardly anyone has asked me.

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