Zeitgeist Magazine's Utania This Week
November 12th, 301 AP
Two weeks ago we reported with trepidation that the Melanian continent may
explode into war over the collapse of Brolecia, but the threat appears to have
been stayed. The Jermanisch peoples of Brolecia have met in the Brolecian
capital, Liston, former site of the Vexgames, to discuss forming their own
nation, the Listonian Free State. The new nation still has the armies of the Da
perched on its doorstep, the Da suspected of having territorial ambitions
toward the territory of the new nation. No word on conflict in Zanga in the
south, just yet, but large troop movements have been reported over the past two
weeks. Eastern Delgamia invited the member states to meet in Fort Bot to
discuss the issues inflaming the situation.
The prospect of Utanian peacekeeping troops marching down the main street of
Extremo prompted strong action from the insular, small state, and strong rebuke
from President Okarvits who denied that Utania had ever had "imperialistic
ambitions". The VII th UPF reinforcements have since landed in Dignania without
diverting to the Melanian continent.
Furthermore, offers have come in for Allacoa to entice them from drilling for
oil in Glaciaria, but no sign yet from the Allacoan government that they have
accepted Estontetsan offers of economic assistance. It is understood that the
Fenizian exploration ship is still en route to the Allacoan part of the icey
continent. Utania's President Okarvits reiterated his opposition to the
Starlight Corporation reported this week that they believe the satellite
launched last month may have a restricted capacity as a result of the launch,
but engineers are still working on it. There remains the possibility that
changes and work-arounds can be made to restore full service.
Summer is almost upon us, if that wasn't already obvious, according to Lasanne
Electricity, the state-owned electricity corporation, which reported that
electricity usage was "dramatically up" during the past two weeks. Consumption
leapt 20% mostly due to increased air conditioning and fan usage, the company
Only a week to go, and the fight before the Lasanne state elections is hotting
up. Zeitgeist Magazine this week assesses the prospects for the Governor, and
wonders aloud whether this isn't more like the first of four battles for
Governor Hope to reclaim his position as President. More at:
Zeitgeist-Kapur polling in the Lasanne election show that the Governor is ahead
53-45 in the Governor's race, but that the House of Representatives may be
closer to the wire than hoped by the Governor.
Governor Cryer this week oversaw the arrest of four men in connection with an
"aura camera". The Armatirians had fled their homeland after the government
there banned any promotion of religious ideas. They have been arrested under a
controversial law that civil rights campaigners say co-joins church and state.
Zeitgeist Magazine assesses the Nystonian state under Governor Cryer at:
The government's prized Cooperatives Bill has re-entered the Parliament for
debate, with the Conservatives continuing to oppose it strongly, while the real
debate is a focused performance for the Utani Progressive Party and the
Burovians whose support one way or the other will determine whether the Bill
floats or sinks a second time. The government is "absolutely determined" to see
the Bill into law before Cruismas, as it will return about Û400 million in
collected taxes to the poorest people in the nation, cooperative farmers.
The Lendosan Confederation is looking closely at how to cater for its ethnic
minorities with a new bill designed to enhance their position and rights.
A new international hosting service has arrived on the scene from Feniz:
Vexilli-net, which is hoping to compete with Jaggedblue for government web site
George Pennenton was in, and then he was out. The Utanian Golfing Association
(UGA) was asked by the IGT to choose two candidates to represent Utania in the
forthcoming international tournament. The executive chose Pennenton and
Aretasuna. Immediately, the members protested: wasn't Rannatosu who won a
tournament earlier in the year higher in the Order of Merit? Wouldn't he better
represent the nation? Pennenton had also suggested before being selected that
he thought Rannatosu would go before he. The UGA backflipped and Rannatosu was
selected. But, not before a rift between the UGA and Rannatosu, the young and
brash Kanharan accused of being "reckless" and of promoting a poor image for
the game by UGA officers. Rannatosu accused the UGA of "blatant racism",
effectively insulting the high-profile Savaj, Aretasuna. He apologised to
Aretasuna on Monday morning radio.
©Zeitgeist Magazine, 301 AP.
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