Thursday, 23 February 2017

Preventing a Financial Crisis

The security of the Nilkawtian financial system has long been a matter of concern to foreign investors, even though that concern has rarely been stated.  The entry requirements for Nilkawt tend to keep out many potential investors though that does not necessarily mean their money is not welcome.

The Bank of Nilkawt has been run for a considerable time in a similar way to the current White House in Washington.  Many adverse consequences for Nilkawtian philanthropy have therefore recently arisen.

Funds for all official Nilkawtian philanthropy are funneled through the Ethereal Bank of Nilkawt.  International philanthropic pursuits sponsored by the Government of Nilkawt are then funneled through this embassy and into the Australian financial system.

A significant proportion of Nilkawtian government activities are also financed through the Ethereal Bank.  All the financial accounts of the Treasury of Nilkawt are kept in the Bank of Nilkawt until required.

There is considerable openness in Nilkawt, both literally and figuratively.  This particularly appears to apply in relation to financial matters.

Nilkawtians have long prided themselves on the excellence of the Nilkawtian economy.  They know that planning is meant to solve problems.

The Nilkawtians are the best planners in the world.  Identifying and solving problems is a well-known Nilkawtian pastime.  Finding the root causes of problems is always a paramount priority in Nilkawt.  That may sometime involve a Hike Kawt challenge.

Even so, a powerful central bank is important in any society.  Preventing greed and corruption should be everyone's priority.  The only way to do that is to prevent any country having an aggressive foreign policy.

Nilkawt currently has no access to the sea.  The Nilkawtian government is therefore considering claiming all the Spratly Islands and all the Paracel Islands for reasons of fairness.  The current Nilkawtian Minister for Science, Art and Enlightenment, Ms Caroline Stein, has already conveyed the proposition to the Enlightened Nations.

The Nilkawtians have always been the world's most enlightened upholders of international law, contractual agreements and the uncommon law.   Leading the ongoing negotiations to expand Nilkawtian territory is the current Minister for Brilliance, Prosperity and Pleasant Foreign Relations, Lady Kardzonda Taybull.

A current board member of the Ethereal Bank of Nilkawt, the current Nilkawtian Minister for Health, Defence and Delightful Environments, Lady Verity (Veri) Goode, has for some time been raising concerns regarding the influence of vested interests. The other board members have dismissed those concerns, believing that Lady Veri is far too busy with her various duties to know what is going on in the bank.

The current Nilkawtian Minister for Education, Training and Interpersonal Niceties, Mr Nick MacYavelly, has been staying as a guest at the White House in Washington DC for much of the past month.  He has known several of the senior persons there for a considerable number of years and is therefore well aware of their ignorance in relation to diplomatic matters and international responsibilities.

Since the completion of the Nilkawtian Financial Services Review of 2015-16, a much clearer picture has emerged of the national and international financial situation.  Having observed the review process, the Nilkawtian Minister for Natural Limitations and Sustainable Trade, Doctor Carrie Inca-Passitti, believes the recent local expansion of Nilkawtian territory could be supported further by extensive maritime and pantomime possibilities.

The Nilkawtian Minster for Peace and Justice, Ms Laura Ntuha-Selph, believes Nilkawt should take all its claims of sovereignty to the highest courts and kawts in the universe, if the finances are available to do so.  Having examined the constitutional basis of the One Nilkawt Policy, and located maps from the time of the Song Dynasty confirming Nilkawtian sovereignty of the South China Sea, Ms Ntuha-Selph has additionally found evidence that China has no legitimate claim to any land, sea, air or mineral resources beyond the boundaries once inhabited by the Song.

In fact, the Song also recognised Nilkawtian sovereignty over the land occupied by the Liao dynasty.  Ms Ntuha-Selph wonders if that information should be taken to an international tribunal quite soon.

The Nilkawtians have always had very good neighbourhood relations.  They rarely eat seafood.  They have very little use for fossil fuels.  They know that most international relations are based on historical fiction.

The Nilkawtians also have a very fair system of wealth distribution, unlike most societies.  The Office of Statistical Enlightenment can provide all the necessary details in that regard.

If you desire to prevent a financial crisis, in any part of the world, or even in the world in its entirety, how do you intend to do so?  Will you require the services of the Sublime Secretariat?

Members of the Secretariat are currently assisting Lady Veri to investigate her concerns regarding the Ethereal Bank.  The further industrial development of Nilkawt may depend on the outcome.

The complexity of financial systems has long been of concern to The Most Reasonable Company of Simplifiers.  Complexity assists corruption.  Simplicity assists supervision.  Straightforward, honest processes assist economic development.

Many Nilkawtians are aware that the Dada School of Management has trained many former prospective students of Trump University in the art of wealth creation.  Many Nilkawtian officials are, as a consequence, now frantically trying to rescue the Ethereal Bank and Nilkawt's international reputation.

The repercussions have been widespread.  Most of the Australian seasonal workers in Nilkawt have now been forced to leave their jobs and return home.  That has made open international relations far more difficult to maintain. 

Most of the seasonal workers have only just discovered that their contracts state they are expected to pay to be employed in Nilkawt.  Exploiting foreigners has long been one of the most profitable state enterprises in Nilkawt.

In April last year, at an international conference on global finance, the diversity of the Nilkawtian financial system became well-known to all reputable economists.  Financial services, including currency trading, have long been something of a joke to the global public, except the members playing golf.

At every Enlightened Nations conference, delegates have a tendency to complain about intelligence services, and the lack of adequate intelligence.  Enlightened individuals, and enlightened nations, want security and reliability.

The Nilkawtians always have a neat and tidy government budget and a clear idea of their sovereignty.  They are consistently supported by highly trained citizen-advocates.  They celebrate their elections, enrolment and ennoblement with appropriate dignity.

Since October last year, there has been a new trade and investment strategy in place in Nilkawt.  One of its benefits has been the increase in tax revenue.  That has helped Nilkawt to purchase additional lands and upgrade its international peace strategy.

The energy systems and policies of Nilkawt may soon require an upgrade to cope with the recent expansion.  This is in keeping with the most recent Enlightened Nations Resolution.

Everyone is wondering whether the Nilkawtian National Day should be a grander affair next year, if such grandeur can be afforded.  If there is a financial crisis in the meantime, please refer all indications of indignation to the White House in Washington DC.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Remediation and Rehabilitation Procedures

Unlike other societies, Nilkawt gives priority to remediation activities.  The process begins with the prevention of the need for remediation. 

Why other societies do not do likewise is a considerably mystery to the Nilkawtians.  Preventing difficulties for future generations is a constitutional duty in Nilkawt.

Having recently expanded their territory, there is much remediation work for the Nilkawtians now to do.  Groundwater remediation is a priority.  Much of the problem with the water supply in Nilkawt has been a consequence of ignorant and selfish neighbours.

The formerly foreign land recently purchased for Nilkawtian purposes has required highly sensitive diplomatic negotiations over many months.  After a referendum was held in Little Outbush last week, the eligible Little Outbushians voted unanimously to sell the principality to the Nilkawtians.

Many years ago, Little Outbush was no more than a few Australian paddocks with a small hillock in the middle.  The hillock contained an abundant freshwater spring and a highly sensitive and unique natural ecosystem.  All the surrounding land was long considered by the local community to be no more than paddocks or scrub or a mixture of the two.

Prince Parly Men-Tory X-XCVI usurped control of Little Outbush from his elder brother, Harold Farmer, in 1979.  Parly was then known as Bill. 

In 1970, Harold was serving as an Australian army caterer in Vietnam.  He was seriously injured when his convoy came under friendly fire from a platoon of American drug-addicts

To Bill, the battle with nature was more important than the battle with communists.  The only purpose of nature was, in his view, to make good business people like himself very rich.

To people like Bill, environmental remediation has always been an avoidable cost. Profit is the sole criteria of business activities, in their view.  Pollution is not their problem.  Anyone expressing a contrary view is likely to be a communist sympathiser.

Harold's physical and mental injuries soon became apparent after he was evacuated to Australia. His rehabilitation was then the priority for most of the family.  Bill merely regarded his brother as a loser.

All the new land acquired by Nilkawt requires considerable rehabilitation.  Only Little Outbush was inhabited by anyone.  Many people have been happy to leave there since the borders reopened.  Only Nilkawtians are now permitted to enter Little Outbushian territory.


Background information


1. More constitutional conundrums

2. National security

3. Gross Domestic Product

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Looking Ahead

Part of the process of assessing prospective visitors to Nilkawt involves an examination of their ability to look ahead.  This is reflected in the visa types and the types of people likely to acquire them.  People with the ability to type are obviously at an advantage.

Anyone appearing to have an inability to judge potential consequences is unlikely to gain access to Nilkawt.

Anyone looking, thinking or behaving suspiciously is likely to be placed at the back of the queue.

Anyone making stupid decisions will not be permitted to join the queue at all.

Looking ahead has long been part of the job of the Nilkawtian Bureau of Meteorology (NBM) though its staff turnover is considerable.  Most of the forecasting is now done by robots, as is most of the cleaning.  The staff have therefore turned over to a new chapter in their lives.

Everyone formerly associated with the former NBM and/or the former Ministry for Pleasant Weather, including Ms Sheila B. Wright, one of the former ministers, and Mrs Wendy Greenhouse, a former part-time cleaner, are currently involved in educational pursuits, both as students and teachers.  They are also involved in research and gardening and cooking and cleaning and the provision of many other activities requiring care, attention, exploration and the healthy expression of creativity.

Looking ahead involves enlightened design.  It requires an improved understanding of history.  It means, therefore, that the history of Nilkawt is currently a growth industry.

Improving understanding of the rule of law is also a growth industry in Nilkawt.  Many aspects of Nilkawtian design are subject to remarkably helpful rules and beautifully useful regulations.  This is to be expected in a society with a long, wide and relatively tidy history.

Planning for the future housing needs of Nilkawtians has been a considerable responsibility of the current Minister for Housing.  Well designed accommodation is experienced by many of the occupants of Nilkawtian dwellings.  There are no home owners or greedy property owners in Nilkawt.  Nor are there any homeless Nilkawtians, except of their own volition.

The Minister for Science, Arts and Enlightenment has also been attempting to determine the future direction of Nilkawtian society and the needs of the people in the years ahead, using an evidence-based approach as well as a design-based one.  This is why the Nilkawtian state has recently purchased several adjoining pieces of land, including the former Principality of Little Outbush.

The Nilkawtians look forward to expanding their influence in the world over the coming months.   Please note, however, that Nilkawt currently has no diplomatic relationship with the Principality of Hutt River, the Vatican, any members of the United Nations or insurgency groups. 

Monday, 20 February 2017

Twaklinbridge University

The foundation ceremony for Twaklinbridge University is to take place this afternoon.  During the Dedication of Secular Service presentation, the official Enlightenment Stone will be put in place as the central paving stone of a new Pavilion of Enlightenment.  Simultaneously, at the junction between the main Enlightenment Pathways of the new university, a plaque will be affixed to the Enlightenment Boulder.

Her Illustrious Highness, Twaklin I, is likely to preside at the ceremony.