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[Kylero for CP] Time to Roast Some Lame Duck!

Day 1,836, 18:18 by Kylero


Lame duck is lame.



My fellow eBelgians,

I am running for CP again. Yes, I've ran a bunch of times and have never won, but I am TIRED of eBelgium being so damn boring! So as long as I can run and continue to advocate for important things, I will.

I posted this article last month, and am posting it again as MANY of the same things are still true today, if not more so...

If you want eBelgium to keep on going in the same direction which includes:


- Deficit crisis: We are spending much more money than we take in. In a few months time we will be bankrupt and all the higher skilled players will leave to go back where they came from. Leaving you with a squandered treasury and nothing to show for it.


- Police State: There are many laws on the books that can be used to silence non-conforming eBelgians and even strip them of their citizenship with a simple Congress vote. This would bar you from taking part in the community.


- Oligarchy: The ruling/deciding elite will continue to cast the "other" as a threat. They'll say you're not to be trusted and shut you out of the discussion.


If you don't want this anymore, this is what I offer:


Military
I will scale back the supplies as it is just draining our treasury. Supplies should be simply for new players who want to fight but don't have a lot of skill. As a Member of Congress, I spear-headed the effort to limit Citizen Packs to players who are below level 30. There was just no good reason for highly-experienced players, such as BrunoCND, to be taking supplies when they should have the resources to supply themselves, or make due with supplies already given by the BNA budget.

eBelgian War Academy
I want to establish an eBelgian War Academy. This military academy will have different tracks (tiered):

General Infantry (GI) track will teach recruits the basics of warfare and tactics. Completion of this track will allow soldiers to be eligible for supplies (its easy, don't worry). But this will cut down on the waste of supplies.

Logistics track will teach organizational supply to participants. The goal is to learn best practices of army logistics. This track will be required for anyone wanting to be supply officers.

Special Operations track is classified. You'll know when you know ;)

Leadership track is for those wanting to be high ranking officers and ultimately commanders. This track is meant to instill the core values of leadership and skills to increase esprit de corps.

Courses will be taught by highly experienced instructors.

My military overhaul will also include new awards and recognition. Awards will be created for merit, skill, and discipline. If the military is a vital aspect of this game, it needs to be more than clicking a button and filling up a bar.


Economics
We are on an unsustainable spending binge. Sure, we want to help out new players, but I know there are a lot of older players around here who have the means to help new people out. The state doesn't need to provide all of this. By donating weapons and foods to new players, we are short-changing them for the future when the bubble bursts.

We need to protect eBelgian company owners by evaluating our import taxes. We need a kick-start to our local economy and I would commission a Made in eBelgium working group to find ways to promote consumption of locally made goods which will inspire local entrepreneurs and increase our tax base.

Bottom line, we need to get serious all while ensuring one of the three key aspirations of most eRepublik players, Business Guru.


Politics
We need to be a little more open-minded when it comes to new ideas. Raise your hand if you're tired of writing something on the forum and then see a snotty remark by someone saying that "its useless" or "dumb"? Its almost like clockwork around here. Even when people make very good points, they get called "whiners".

Look, its very easy to say "no" to something (or not say anything at all), but it helps a whole lot more when you say why. This is why people leave. They can't handle the obstruction, and just give up or close down. This isn't good. This is how we stagnate.

My goal is to change this. I want to encourage people to use their heads and remember that there is another person, who took the time to write something (for eBelgium), and that they deserve a little respect. We should all have a common interest, FUN IN eBELGIUM.

So...
So these are some of my ideas. I would be interested in doing an interview (looking at you Cooke4444) so that I could answer some specific questions.

So please consider voting for me on the 5th to get some new ideas rolling and some problems solved!

Love,
Kylero
CP Candidate
 

Comments

Kylero
Kylero Day 1,836, 18:21

inb4offensivecommentbybutthurttrollsbbq

J O J I N
J O J I N Day 1,836, 19:23

good luck o/

BrunoCND
BrunoCND Day 1,836, 20:49

Hey, do you know why i asked to citizen packs? So i could donate them to the young players of the BTA.

I never sold them for my personal profit.

Kylero
Kylero Day 1,836, 20:51

They can come to the forums for them can't they?

Cotarius
Cotarius Day 1,836, 22:07

Go for it.

The Valeyard
The Valeyard Day 1,837, 23:13

supported !

Lily Jayne Summers
Lily Jayne Summers Day 1,837, 23:26

Exact same article as last month. No new ideas and even false information.

You've even provided false information of a "debt crises" we have no debt? We have a deficit long term but we've raised taxes and cut spending further, so to say we've done nothing is a lie.

Not supported.

boer jan
boer jan Day 1,837, 23:33

kylero will show us how to fight with a kitchen-knife

JdlF
JdlF Day 1,837, 00:05

voted but not supported;

I guess i just like people trying to make new things )

SX80
SX80 Day 1,837, 00:14

To be constructive: Military is about what? Sense of community? That is what BTA and BNA already do, and I would like to see it extended based on what is available instead of just doing something new
Economics: even if everyone buys only made in eBe products, you will not fix the economy, we can never replace the bot income. And yes spending needs to decrease, while at the same time keep using the reserves as that is what they are there for
Politics: everyone agrees, yet nothing changes?

Kiyonori Dragnier
Kiyonori Dragnier Day 1,837, 00:51

Really, this is full of non sense and false statement, I can't support that.

NLSP
NLSP Day 1,837, 01:09

Kiyonori, of course this is full of nonsense, there would not be a single person supporting kylero if he would be honest in his articles.

lin0leum
lin0leum Day 1,837, 02:38

the "general infantry track" seem as a good idea. hope u don't plan to limit the war academy to the already privileged national army only.

Tony Clifford
Tony Clifford Day 1,837, 05:12

"Courses will be taught by highly experienced instructors."
Who are these highly experienced instructors?

MaryamQ
MaryamQ Day 1,837, 05:42

In point of fact, many of your highly experienced soldiers have left, not for the reasons you state, but because of the toxic atmosphere for which both sides are responsible. The most experienced ones you have left are in BNA, which you appear to want to dismantle. If you want to improve things, that does not necessarily require tearing down what already exists. While I wish you luck, I think you need to look at the situation a bit more realistically.

Konrad Neumann
Konrad Neumann Day 1,837, 08:03

I endorse and fully support BrunoCND as the next president of eBelgium.

Kaad
Kaad Day 1,837, 08:11

Voted but strongly opposed

Duke of Flanders
Duke of Flanders Day 1,837, 11:14

You lack something to be a good CP kylero.

Olv007
Olv007 Day 1,837, 11:16

Zzz...

Aries Sun
Aries Sun Day 1,838, 02:00

v18

p0lluxx
p0lluxx Day 1,838, 11:31

lin0leum support, i can't support.
Nothing else to say.

 
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