Friday, November 30, 2007

Fergusian Monarch completes State Tour of Europe and the Middle East.

Fergusian monarch and transgendered independent write-in U.S. presidential candidate Bennie Lee "Ben" Ferguson (a.k.a. Benelea I) recently returned on November 24 from a three-week state tour/vacation/fact-finding mission to the Middle East and Europe. The monarchs visited Israel (including the tiny self-proclaimed micronation of Akhzivland), the Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland.

During stopovers in Minneapolis, Minnesota she campaigned briefly and visited the infamous "Larry Craig" men's room at the airport.

A strong advocate of decreased U.S. military and financial support of the Israeli state, their Majesties was keen to visit either Gaza or the West Bank during her stay in the Middle East. Due to security concerns, this proved inadvisable. However, she did meet with Palestinian representative Anijad Nasser in Jerusalem to express her sympathy regarding the plight of the Palestinian people.

While in Jerusalem, the candidate visited the Shushan Bar, the city's only GLBT nightspot which was unfortunately going out of business that very weekend. She was welcomed by the management, included in televised coverage of the event, and photographed by "Harrad" magazine's Tess Scheflan.

The Fergusian monarch arrived in Amsterdam on November 11 and participated in the tenth anniversary celebration of Lellebel, a local gathering place for transgendered people. Having lived in Amsterdam from 1979-1986, it was a homecoming of sorts for their majesties who enjoyed a chance to brush up on her Dutch while visting with Lellebel's patrons.

Switzerland, their majesties next destination, gave her a further opporunity to brush up on her German. She lodged in the twin villages of Nesslau-Neu St. Johann in the Toggenburg at the home of environmental activist Andreas Weber. Weber and the Fergusian monarch enjoyed lively exchanges related to "green" issues and her host explained to her the history of the Confederation of Helvetia, which lead to the founding of modern Switzerland.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Imperium announces Imperial City Expansion

The Imperial Govenment announces that Imperial City, Capital Zone of the Imperium of DeWaCo Estates, will soon begin construction of two new buildings within its city limits; both of which, have been designed as, and designated for, storage and implement / machinery facilities.

Both buildings will be erected by a local Amish construction crew; and will be constructed of metal components: frame, exterior walls, roof, etc. [ w / ground & gravel floor ]

The two new buildings will be the exact same size and color: with the sizes being 40'X80', and the exterior walls being white, while the roof and trim will be black; which keeps in custom with the majority of paint colors for other buildings located within the city limits of the Capital City Zone.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Kingdom of Talossa's Population exceeds 100!

Two applicants were formally admitted to citizenship in the Kingdom of Talossa this morning, bringing Talossa's population into triple digits for the first time in her nearly 28-year history. Talossa currently has 101 citizens, with Vince Whitacre of Maricopa Province becoming the 100th citizen and Edward Wadas of Mussolini Province becoming number 101.

According to Chancery (office of the Secretary of State) records, 206 people have held Talossan citizenship since the Kingdom's founding in 1979. Of these, 101 are currently citizens, at least three are deceased, and the other 102 lost their citizenship due to inactivity or renunciation. Four more prospective citizens are currently in the immigration pipeline, but an election starting next month is expected to claim as many as a dozen older citizens through the operation of Talossa's "three strikes" law, which terminates the citizenship of those who fail to vote in three consecutive general elections.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Bucksfan University is permanently closed

ucksfan University was founded on 9 December 2001, as a project of the Kingdom of Bucksfan. It had up to 11 different schools or colleges. The university has been most involved in the following areas of research or scholarship:

* Pictish language and culture
* Linguistics classification
* Italian language education
* International law
* Cesidian law
* Judeo-Christian Eschatology
* Native American Eschatology
* Analytic Theology
* Bucksfanian Astrology
* Fifth World Studies (Cyberanthropology)
* Algorithm development
* HTML & JavaScript programming
* Robotics
* Alternative root email
* Alternative root development

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Imperium of DeWaCo Estates Redesignates Military Outpost

-- Imperial News Service
Camp Solo, a military operational outpost used by the Dark Daze Quad Squad [ Four-Man-Force ] of the Ministry Of State Security / M.O.S.S., has been re-designated as a "Military Exercise Target" / M.E.T. during all simulated military war-game exercises conducted by the Imperium, the People*s Republic Of Galt / P.R.O.G, the Federal Republic of Eastern Edinburg / F.R.E.E., and the Protectorates of Parkistan.

Prior to being designated as a "M.E.T." Camp Solo was a tactical training site, utilized for paintball tactical assaults; years prior to being designated as Camp Solo, the site was a small non-operational storage silo and shed facility, that once was owned and operated by the Ministry Of Agricultural Affairs / M.O.A.A.

Camp Solo is comprised of the silo and shed site, and approximately ten additional acres surrounding the immediate area of the site; which borders the Black Woods.

Talossn Language Authority celebrates its 24th Anniversary

-- Talossan News Syndicate

La Comità për l'Útzil del Glheþ (the Committee for the Use of the Language), the traditional Talossan language authority, celebrated its 24th anniversary yesterday. The CÚG was founded by King Robert I of Talossa on 14 November 1983, nearly three years after the first use of the language itself. Since that time, the CÚG has guided the course of the Talossan language through its Arestadâs, official pronouncements of the decisions of the Comità regarding matters of grammar, vocabulary, and good style in writing and speaking the language. The CÚG plans to begin its 25th year with the issue of the first Arestadâ in several years, which will substantially regularise and simplify Talossan orthography. Specific proposals to be incorporated into the Arestadâ are being discussed on the CÚG forum.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Vikesland opens Embassy in New Bergen

The Throne of Hanover is proud to announce that the friendship status between itself and The Principality of Vikesland has grown stronger. Prince Christopher of Vikesland has rented a parcel on the colony of New Bergen. On the parcel he has erected an embassy, even in advance of an official formal relationship.

You can see the official pictures on the blog

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Monarch of Ferguson enjoys State Visit in Akzivland

-- Fergusian News
Benjamin I/Benelea of the Kingdom of Ferguson met today with President Eli Avivi of Akhzivland near Nahariya, Israel. Akhzivland, an independent micro-nation tacitly recognized by the Israeli government, is situated in northern Israel on the Mediterranean coast. Although President Avivi had just left hospital due to an undisclosed illness, he greeted the Fergusian monarch warmly and opened the Akhzivland museum for inspection. The occasion marks the inaugural visit by the Fergusian monarch with another micronational head of state. Also present was the Fergusian Queen Mother Alberta.

The Fergusian monarch is scheduled to visit her former home in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Switzerland after leaving Israel on November 11.

Monday, November 05, 2007

"Flu" strikes Imperial Family

-- Imperial News Service

Just days after an uninvited visitation by US Federal Authorities to the Imperium's capital city, three members of the Imperial Family, four Citizens, and two Subjects, have been isolated from other individuals, due to a sudden outbreak of the flu.

Symptoms range from high temps and aches-and-pains, to vomiting and diarrhea; which have been ranging in duration between 24-to-72 hours.

The Ministry Of Health And Welfare / M.O.H.A.W. issued an order of quarantine; which disallowed the ill to continue with their daily activities [ employment and school ], until such time that they have regained their health and strength.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

US Agents conduct 'interrogation' on Imperium Soil

On Thursday, November 1, 2007 at approximately 11:30 AM, two US Government Officials entered the Imperial City Capital Zone, without invitation or visa. They where they were immediately greeted by several members of the Imperial Family and staff.

The two US Govt agents promptly and “politely” introduced themselves, and “asked” to interrogate three young Mexican men, all brothers, who are "foreign contract laborers" hired by the Imperial Government.

The two agents conducted a short "interrogation" of the three young men, and then returned to their vehicle, where they spent several minutes talking to each other as they appeared to write information onto several forms.

The three "foreign contact laborers" quickly returned to their work immediately after being “released" by the two US Govt agents.

It is now known that the three men were not the subject of any US Govt investigation themselves, but were questioned with regards to their possible knowledge of the recent whereabouts of several other individuals, who are either family or friends of the three men.

The Lord Imperator was "out of country" at the time of the visit and "interrogation" of the three men, tending to agri-business in a local US town; but He was contacted immediately upon the visit of the two US Govt agents via a cell-phone communication link, and was kept abreast of what transpired during the entire incident.

This is not the first “visit” to the Imperium from US Officials and Officers [ local and Fed ], as in the past, there have been several similar visits, which have been a result of an invitation by the Imperial Family, or as the result of a unilateral decision of the foreign government.