Category Archives: Pinátsch

Four MCs Out for Failure to Vote

Secretary of State Marti-Pair Furxheir has announced that four Members of the Cosa have lost their seats for failing to vote in two consecutive Clarks.

Those exiting their elected roles include Ian da Bitour, Owen  Edwards, and Brad Holmes—who previously lost his MC seat in November 2015 for the same reason.

Most surprising is the loss by first-term MC Inxhenéu Crovâ. A former editor at ETT, Crova announced in November 2016 that he was extending his leave of absence until after the election, to avoid the perception of conflict of interest, but presumably also to devote more effort to campaigning on Wittenberg. However, even after a successful run for office, Crovâ was never to return. The ETT offices were eventually declared abandoned and the publication placed under new management.

Cabinet Crisis: Ministry of Stuff at the centre of coalition controversy

In the ongoing and increasingy testy back-and-forth between FreeDem spokeswoman Senator Miestrâ Schivâ and her various MRPT interlocutors, one striking item of contention appears to be the precise problem the Seneschal and by extenson the FreeDems had with the MRPT’s performance in cabinet: the Ministry of Stuff.

While criticising Senator Lüc da Schir for a more recent lack of activity, which has been acknowledged by the latter, Senator Schivä seems to point to the longer-term decline in the Minister of Stuff’s public activity in Talossa as the more serious problem. Stating that “if cxhn. Pinátsch, for example, had even told the Cabinet [that he was unable to continue] we could have replaced him”, but that while the Seneschal had been privately “vocal” in his criticisms of what he regarded as the MRPT ministers underperformance he had eschewed a confrontation over their replacement to avoid a coalition collapse.

Senator Lüc da Schir, the MRPT leader, denied that the Seneschal had asked him to replace the Minister of Stuff but that his response to such a query would have been “sure, if Sevastain is willing to step back”. The Senator also denied that proportional representation in Cabinet was a significant motivation for his party, as they had not objected to ex-MRPT member Breneir Itravilatx continuing as Foreign Minister, even though it reduced the number of MRPT ministers as a whole. The Minister’s MRPT colleague Glüc da Dhi insisted in response that the Minister had made his difficulties clear and had tried to get additional help with content, but claimed that “elections coming up is a better motivation” for the FDT.

Senator Sevastáin Pinátsch was appointed Minister of Stuff in September 2014 [ETT: Senator Pinátsch is Editor of ETT] According to the Organic Law, the Ministry of Stuff “shall prepare, at the behest of the Cosâ, the Seneschál, or on his own initiative, informative texts about the Kingdom of Talossa”. In practice this has meant being responsible for the Kingdom’s web presence. The Senator has not publicly announced his resignation from the Cabinet at the time of writing, though Senator Schivâ referred to “rumours” that the Minister may be dismissed as a result of the collapse of the coalition.

With respect to the Minister’s level of activity, a series of posts in September 2015 on Wittenberg suggest that the Minister was experiencing some turbulence in his family life. On 22rd September, he apologised for a lack of activity, and claimed that as “life has become considerably more complicated” his Talossan time had been curtailed, and that “most of my recent work to our information platforms has been technical”. In the same thread a day later, citing chldren entering adolescence, more stress at this workplace, and long days, the Minister described sleep as his “most treasured posession”.

In a more detailed post on 30th September, which was presumably a response to the criticism in the press and in the Ziu of the lack of progress on the update of talossa.com, the Minister explained that no content on talossa.com had been updated since April of this year, and that in setting up the system he had “hoped to receive much more volunteer relief than I have”, despite “repeated requests for help”. He also stated that he was “unable to do much more than ensure that the website operates properly and securely”.

The Minister also declared that “if I am over-reaching in my hope and expectation, or am simply demonstrating that I am ill-suited to the responsibility of this Ministry, you may request my resignation”. Four individuals with editing rights [ETT: including ETT contributor Inxheneu Crovâ] to the portal responded that they wished to maintain their ability to update talossa.com, but there was at the time no direct public comment from either the Seneschal or the Distain to the request, or on the Minister’s status.

The Minister, who is also Senator for Atatürk, has regularly requested feedback on each Clark of the 48th Cosa, has attempted to briefly motivate his votes, and has not missed a vote during the entire term, according to the Database. In response to encourgements from a fellow provincial, the Senator stated on 20th December that it been “a busier year for me than last year”, but that he was “budgeting time to read bills thoroughly”.

July Clark: Democratic Amendment fails, three out of four bills defeated

As predicted by ETT, 48RZ2 (the Democratic Amendment) failed to overcome determined RUMP opposition in the Cosa. The Amendment was supported by 123 seats, with the coalition parties and the Socialists voting për. The 67 seats held by the RUMP voted contrâ. This meant that the Amendment failed to reach the required two-thirds majority in the Cosa. No MCs abstained, but neither Nicholas Hayes nor Béneditsch Ardpresteir participated in the vote, and thus would seem to have exited the Ziu. As reported by ETT, since since neither has completed the formalities necessary to claim their seats, according to the Chancery, the seats they won the general election will be re-allocated. In the Senäts, the Amendment actually passed, with a majority of 6 Senators voting për, and two abstaining.

In fact three of the four bills clarked failed to pass the Ziu. As well as the Democratic Amendment, two other bills, an Organic Law amendement and an ordinary statute, were defeated.

48RZ1, the Automatic Votes Validation Amendment, clarked by the Secretary of State Marti-Pair Furxheir, would have revised the electoral provisions of the Organic Law. It would have moved the point at which election were validated from the level of each individual vote cast to a verification of the electronic voting system itself. The Amendment failed in the Cosa, as it was unable to reach a two-thirds majority. In the Cosa 100 seats voted për, 79 contrâ, with 11 abstentions. In the Senäts, 4 Senators voted për, 3 contrâ, with 1 abstention.

48RZ4, the Easy Conversions Bill was a statute proposed by Ian Plätschisch MC and would have changed the official system of measurement of the Kingdom to the metric system. In the Cosa, the bill received majority support, but the Senäts deadlocked, leading to its defeat. In the Cosa, 111 seats voted për, 56 contrâ, with 23 abstentions. In the Senäts 4 Senators voted për, 4 contrâ.

The fourth and only successful measure in the July Clark was 48RZ3, the We Had a Short Amendment Buried in a Larger One Act. This Organic Law amendement was proposed by Senator Munditenens Tresplet. Its corrects an anomaly that had been created by a previous constitutional reform relating to the right of Members of the Cosa to declare themselves the nominal representative of a particular geographic constituency, despite MCs actually being elected from one national constituency. The amendment received the required majorities in each house of the Ziu. In the Cosa, 152 seats voted për, 11 seats contrâ, with 27 abstentions. In the Senäts, 7 Senators voted për, with one Senator voting contrâ.

Minister of Stuff: Sevastáin Pinátsch

S:reu Pinátsch resides in Ontario, Canada. He has been a Talossan since 2014 and is a citizen of the province of Atatûrk. He has been a member of the Ziu since the 47th Cosa, as a Member of the Cosa representing the MRPT, and was then elected as Senator for Atatûrk from the 48th Cosa.
He was appointed Minister of Stuff during the 47th Cosa, when he was responsible for the creation of the Talossa.com portal and the upgrade of the TalossaWiki.
He is also chairman of the Talossan Press Association, and Cüratour of Talossan Citizens Archive (talossan.ca), which hosts numerous media projects, including ETT.

Tafsut Imazighen Honours, 2014/xxxv

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as from the Royal Talossan College of Arms
Abbavilla, Atatürk
20 April 2014/XXXV

We, JOHN by the Grace of God King of Talossa and of all its Realms and Regions, King of Cézembre, Sovereign Lord and Protector of Pengöpäts and the New Falklands, Defender of the Faith, Leader of the Armed Forces, Viceroy of Hoxha and Vicar of Atatürk, greet the Kingdom and her citizens and Cestours during this celebration of Berber cultural identity. On this special day, We are pleased and proud to act on the advice of Our Squirrel King of Arms, his pursuivants, and the other members of the College of Arms to affirm and announce publicly the Royal honours granted to two worthy citizens of Our Kingdom.

WHEREAS there have come before Us two honourable and dutiful citizens of Talossa requesting Our favour, which loyal subjects have humbly petitioned that We, by virtue of the Royal power conferred only unto Us, might grant and confer unto them, and their lawful heirs, a coat of arms; and

WHEREAS We derive from Our Royal grace and favour both the commission and the power to confer achievements of arms as a gift from Us, and to issue in such matters a Royal proclamation with the Great Seal of the Kingdom; and

WHEREAS We, in Our innate Royal power and grace, have always been inclined to provide for the subjects of the Kingdom of Talossa and to confer unto Our loyal subjects Royal favours on the feast days of the Kingdom, and

WHEREAS We are particularly inclined toward these citizens, whom We have always found ready in the service of Our Kingdom; now

THEREFORE, with the Royal powers cited above, upon ample consideration, good counsel, and proper knowledge, We have recognized the favours described herein and have conferred upon these citizens that they and their legitimate heirs should hereafter be bearers of these coats of arms, and that they should therefore have these arms as right, as is Our privilege and custom, without leave or hindrance by anyone.

[image] To Sevastáin Pinátsch,
Citizen of Atatürk Province,
We grant the arms
Gyronny of ten argent and gules
a moose’s massacre sable.
[image] To Martì-Pair Furxheir,
Citizen of Cézembre Province,
We grant the arms
Tierced per pale raguly azure and Or
a pallet gules between two mullets or.

Given under Our hand Royal at Our residence in the city of Centennial in Colorado, on the Most Holy Feast of Easter, also the Feast of Saint Marcellinus, Bishop of Embrun, and companions, which is Tafsut Imazighen, this being the twentieth day of April in the year of salvation 2014, of the independence of Talossa the thirty-fifth, and of Our reign the eighth.

— John Regeu


Þonörs da Tafsut Imazighen dallas 2014/XXXV

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come del Coltex Rexhital d’Armeux Talossan
Abbavilla, Atatürk
li 20. Avríu dallas 2014/XXXV

Noi, IAN, Gräts à Díeu Regeu da Talossa es da toct sieux Reic’hs es Cuntradas, Regeu da Cézembre, Avötz da Pengöpäts es las Nouas Falklands, Zefençadeir del Feitz, Duceu dallas Forziuns Armeschti, Vice-Regeu da Hoxha es Vicar d’Atatürk, graitent el Regipäts es sieux citaxhiens es Cestours dürant aceasta celevraziun dal identità cultural dels Taloçaits. Sür aceasta feschta special, Noi sint rats es fiis àð actarh sür l’aðviçéu da Noastra Regeu Hamilta d’Armeux, da sieux Piersequinds, es dels altreux membreux del Coletx d’Armeux per affirmarh es anonçarh püblicmint els Þonörs Rexhitais qe Noi otorgent perventüra à doua citaxhiens deneux del Regipäts Noastra.

TANDI QE hi tent venescu avant Üns doua citaxhiens da Talossa perþonests es plicteschti qi requestent el favour Noastra, es qi tiennent petiziunat qe Noi, in virtù del pevarh Rexhital cunferat solamint à Nhoi, otorgadrent es cunferadrent à lhor, es à lor sovinds lexhitais, dallas armeux; es

TANDI QE Noi derivent dallas graçù es favour Rexhitais Noschtri embù el sarvoir es el pevarh à cunferarh dallas armeux come dallas cadais da Nhoi, es àð emestarh in tais facendas üna proclamaziun Rexhital avetz el Grült Saxhel del Regipäts; es

TANDI QE Noi, d’osprei el pevarh es la graçù Rexhitais Noschtri, toctziua tiennent estescu clinats àð espunarh els enclins del Regipäts da Talossa es à cunferarh als enclins fieirs Noschtri dels favours Rexhitais sür las feschtas del Regipäts, es

TANDI QE Noi apartì tiennent estescu clinats par acestilor citaxhiens, qi Noi toctziua tiennent trovat àð estarh preparats per la serviçù del Regipäts Noastra; nun

PER ACESTILOR RAZIUNS, avetz els pevarhen Rexhitais citats super, pa la circümspicença ampal, el sfäts ben, es l’adanaziun propra, Noi tiennent reconeiçat els favours zepictats aicì es tiennent cunferat àð acestilor citaxhiens qe os es lor sovinds lexhitimätsilor estadrent daincets els porteirs d’acestilor Armeux, es qe os tenadrent acestilor Armeux come lor drept, come ça isch la privilexhù es üsonça Noastra, sanc la vía eda l’unfaþilità d’aucün perziun.

[image] To Sevastáin Pinátsch,
Citizen of Atatürk Province,
Noi otorgent els Armeux
Xhironesc da deþu erxhent es goglhas
ün massacreu d’atxap civlaina.
[image] To Txosuè Éiric Rôibeardescù,
Citaxhien da Provinçù Cézembre,
Noi otorgent els Armeux
Tierçat par la vierdiun piecetour azür es or
ün vierdiunet goglhas teschent doua roteglhas or.

Zonats sub Noastra ma Rexhital à l’avdança Noastra in la Cità da Centennial in Colorado, sür la Fescha Persant da Pasqeu, ocsà la Feschta da Sant Marcellinus, Viscup d’Ambrun, es gac’hlaivas, qi isch Tafsut Imazighen, li vaintsch Avríu del anneu da salvaziun el 2014-l:t, del treinçe-simcalaiset anneu dal independençù da Talossa, es del röin Noastra el vuitlaiset.

— Ian Regeu

Tafsut Imazighen Honours, 2014/XXXV

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as from the Royal Talossan College of Arms
Abbavilla, Atatürk
20 April 2014/XXXV

We, JOHN by the Grace of God King of Talossa and of all its Realms and Regions, King of Cézembre, Sovereign Lord and Protector of Pengöpäts and the New Falklands, Defender of the Faith, Leader of the Armed Forces, Viceroy of Hoxha and Vicar of Atatürk, greet the Kingdom and her citizens and Cestours during this celebration of Berber cultural identity. On this special day, We are pleased and proud to act on the advice of Our Squirrel King of Arms, his pursuivants, and the other members of the College of Arms to affirm and announce publicly the Royal honours granted to two worthy citizens of Our Kingdom.

WHEREAS there have come before Us two honourable and dutiful citizens of Talossa requesting Our favour, which loyal subjects have humbly petitioned that We, by virtue of the Royal power conferred only unto Us, might grant and confer unto them, and their lawful heirs, a coat of arms; and

WHEREAS We derive from Our Royal grace and favour both the commission and the power to confer achievements of arms as a gift from Us, and to issue in such matters a Royal proclamation with the Great Seal of the Kingdom; and

WHEREAS We, in Our innate Royal power and grace, have always been inclined to provide for the subjects of the Kingdom of Talossa and to confer unto Our loyal subjects Royal favours on the feast days of the Kingdom, and

WHEREAS We are particularly inclined toward these citizens, whom We have always found ready in the service of Our Kingdom; now

THEREFORE, with the Royal powers cited above, upon ample consideration, good counsel, and proper knowledge, We have recognized the favours described herein and have conferred upon these citizens that they and their legitimate heirs should hereafter be bearers of these coats of arms, and that they should therefore have these arms as right, as is Our privilege and custom, without leave or hindrance by anyone.

[image] To Sevastáin Pinátsch,
Citizen of Atatürk Province,
We grant the arms
Gyronny of ten argent and gules
a moose’s massacre sable.
[image] To Martì-Pair Furxheir,
Citizen of Cézembre Province,
We grant the arms
Tierced per pale raguly azure and Or
a pallet gules between two mullets or.

Given under Our hand Royal at Our residence in the city of Centennial in Colorado, on the Most Holy Feast of Easter, also the Feast of Saint Marcellinus, Bishop of Embrun, and companions, which is Tafsut Imazighen, this being the twentieth day of April in the year of salvation 2014, of the independence of Talossa the thirty-fifth, and of Our reign the eighth.

— John Regeu


Þonörs da Tafsut Imazighen dallas 2014/XXXV

crest

come del Coltex Rexhital d’Armeux Talossan
Abbavilla, Atatürk
li 20. Avríu dallas 2014/XXXV

Noi, IAN, Gräts à Díeu Regeu da Talossa es da toct sieux Reic’hs es Cuntradas, Regeu da Cézembre, Avötz da Pengöpäts es las Nouas Falklands, Zefençadeir del Feitz, Duceu dallas Forziuns Armeschti, Vice-Regeu da Hoxha es Vicar d’Atatürk, graitent el Regipäts es sieux citaxhiens es Cestours dürant aceasta celevraziun dal identità cultural dels Taloçaits. Sür aceasta feschta special, Noi sint rats es fiis àð actarh sür l’aðviçéu da Noastra Regeu Hamilta d’Armeux, da sieux Piersequinds, es dels altreux membreux del Coletx d’Armeux per affirmarh es anonçarh püblicmint els Þonörs Rexhitais qe Noi otorgent perventüra à doua citaxhiens deneux del Regipäts Noastra.

TANDI QE hi tent venescu avant Üns doua citaxhiens da Talossa perþonests es plicteschti qi requestent el favour Noastra, es qi tiennent petiziunat qe Noi, in virtù del pevarh Rexhital cunferat solamint à Nhoi, otorgadrent es cunferadrent à lhor, es à lor sovinds lexhitais, dallas armeux; es

TANDI QE Noi derivent dallas graçù es favour Rexhitais Noschtri embù el sarvoir es el pevarh à cunferarh dallas armeux come dallas cadais da Nhoi, es àð emestarh in tais facendas üna proclamaziun Rexhital avetz el Grült Saxhel del Regipäts; es

TANDI QE Noi, d’osprei el pevarh es la graçù Rexhitais Noschtri, toctziua tiennent estescu clinats àð espunarh els enclins del Regipäts da Talossa es à cunferarh als enclins fieirs Noschtri dels favours Rexhitais sür las feschtas del Regipäts, es

TANDI QE Noi apartì tiennent estescu clinats par acestilor citaxhiens, qi Noi toctziua tiennent trovat àð estarh preparats per la serviçù del Regipäts Noastra; nun

PER ACESTILOR RAZIUNS, avetz els pevarhen Rexhitais citats super, pa la circümspicença ampal, el sfäts ben, es l’adanaziun propra, Noi tiennent reconeiçat els favours zepictats aicì es tiennent cunferat àð acestilor citaxhiens qe os es lor sovinds lexhitimätsilor estadrent daincets els porteirs d’acestilor Armeux, es qe os tenadrent acestilor Armeux come lor drept, come ça isch la privilexhù es üsonça Noastra, sanc la vía eda l’unfaþilità d’aucün perziun.

[image] To Sevastáin Pinátsch,
Citizen of Atatürk Province,
Noi otorgent els Armeux
Xhironesc da deþu erxhent es goglhas
ün massacreu d’atxap civlaina.
[image] To Txosuè Éiric Rôibeardescù,
Citaxhien da Provinçù Cézembre,
Noi otorgent els Armeux
Tierçat par la vierdiun piecetour azür es or
ün vierdiunet goglhas teschent doua roteglhas or.

Zonats sub Noastra ma Rexhital à l’avdança Noastra in la Cità da Centennial in Colorado, sür la Fescha Persant da Pasqeu, ocsà la Feschta da Sant Marcellinus, Viscup d’Ambrun, es gac’hlaivas, qi isch Tafsut Imazighen, li vaintsch Avríu del anneu da salvaziun el 2014-l:t, del treinçe-simcalaiset anneu dal independençù da Talossa, es del röin Noastra el vuitlaiset.

— Ian Regeu