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The Speaker's Desk; For dialogue between the speaker and the citizenry
Topic Started: Sep 18 2012, 07:56 PM (13,014 Views)
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Welcome! If you have a question, comment, complaint, or other words for the speaker of the Regional Assembly, you may post them in this thread and you will always receive a response. The speaker will also use this thread to make announcements concerning deputies, changes to the standing procedures, the weekly digest, etc. Feel free to reply to those posts - this thread is for dialogue. :)


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The 19th of September 2012:

~ Locked "Recall Grosse" by Kingborough. This motion is no longer valid as Grosse has tendered his resignation pending a special election.
~ Moved " Imperilist venture?" to lobby, as it was not appropriate for the Meeting Chambers.
~ Made a ruling on "Recall Eluvatar, The Delegate", permanently locking it. Ruling found here.
~ Made a ruling on "Goodbye TNP", permanently locking it. Ruling found here.

20th of Septemner, 2012:

~ Split discussion over a complaint made by Govindia into their own thread titled "Complaints from Govindia", as they had no connection to the thread where they were posted.

EDIT: Moved content that was originally contained in the OP into this post, to allow the OP to be redesigned without losing history. -COE
Edited by Crushing Our Enemies, Aug 18 2015, 12:47 AM.
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23rd of September 2012:

~ Archived constitutional committee threads into regional assembly debate forums and requested the forum be locked or deleted.
Edited by Kingborough, Sep 23 2012, 01:04 AM.
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24th of September 2012:

~ Cartwrightia, New Kervoskia, HEM, Iro, and Chairman of FCPR were admitted to the Regional Assembly.

25th of September 2012:

~ Letonna, John Ashcroft Land (their TNP nations CTE'd) Terra Lucum and The Archer (failed to login for 30 days) were removed from the Regional Assembly.
Edited by Kingborough, Sep 28 2012, 12:16 PM.
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Kingborough, I just wanted to send a note of appreciation for the job you have done thus far. this may not be the appropriate place but i didn't want to start a thread.
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Thank you Punk D.

On that note;

September 28th 2012:

~ Closed "Amendment to the Bill of Rights" by Cormac Docherty in Meeting Chamber as he wished to withdraw the proposal.
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September 29th, 2012:

~ Sovreignry was admitted to the Regional Assembly.
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30th September, 2012:

~ The United Democracy (banjected), scs757 and Marcican (failed to login to the forum for more than 30 days) and Giovanni Longo (upon his request that he be removed) have been removed from the Regional Assembly.
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<Old OP of the the "Updates from the Speaker" thread, now merged with this one.>
Edited by Crushing Our Enemies, Jan 30 2013, 12:29 AM.
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6th October, 2012:

~ Ator People was removed from the Regional Assembly because their TNP nation CTE'd.
~ John2845 admitted to the Regional Assembly.
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7th October 2012:

~ Camwood was removed from the Regional Assembly, as his TNP nation CTE'd.
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15th of October, 2012:

~ WA Voting Regulation Act moved to a vote in the RA.
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16th of October, 2012:

~ Established a new precedent in response to unnecessary campaigning and speaking in voting threads; ruling found here

17th of October, 2012:
~ Kyle Keeling and Jbwncster were admitted to the RA.
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October 24th, 2012:

~ Cartwrightia and Kannedom were removed from the Regional Assembly as their TNP nation's CTE'd.
~ Jurisdictions, Camwood, Jack Dixie and Masanmay were admitted to the Regional Assembly.
~ The WA Voting Regulation Act was closed and results posted.
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The 25th of October, 2012:

~ Almaniania was admitted to the Regional Assembly.
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Mr Speaker,

Govindia has asked me to pass on his apologies, he is currently quite unwell and is not sure when he will be able to return. I tell you this as he does not want his RA membership to be removed due to forum inactivity.

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Thank you for the notification, I will keep a note of it :)
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The WA voting act has passed but three nations were unaccounted for: Gladio, Tim and FALCONKATS; they should be listed under not voting. Also the not voting total is written as 16 but lists 17, so if you add those three it comes to 20.

Also could Sovreignry now be 'confirmed activity' in the RA member list?

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The WA voting act has passed but three nations were unaccounted for: Gladio, Tim and FALCONKATS; they should be listed under not voting. Also the not voting total is written as 16 but lists 17, so if you add those three it comes to 20.

Also could Sovreignry now be 'confirmed activity' in the RA member list?

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I'll go fix the problems with the WA voting act.

As for confirmed activity, that field of the list is updated and maintained by scripts which have now decided to blow their top and refuse to do their job so for the time being it's not being maintained.
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Mr Speaker,

Govindia has asked me to pass on his apologies, he is currently quite unwell and is not sure when he will be able to return. I tell you this as he does not want his RA membership to be removed due to forum inactivity.
And I'm back.

Had a trip to the ER for a few days, but I'm doing better now.
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