James S. Brady Press Room
President Vanek addresses the nation
Dateline: Friday, April 8th (Day 1,966)
Location: James S. Brady Press Room, The White House
1. Donations for the Airstrike
2. An Entry to the Meta-Game
3. Update on the State Department
4. Webcomic of the Day and eNPR Schedule
Be a Patriot, Donate to the Airstrike
Secretary of the Media Paul Proteus
Calling all patriotic eAmericans, have you donated to the Airstrike? Do you know what the Airstrike is? If the answer to either of those is no, it’s time to change that now
What is an Airstrike? (Baby Don’t Hurt Me)
We’re getting there
Many of you may have seen this image on the main eUS military page and wondered what it was? While you can read about it here, an airstrike is basically a way for nations to attack nations without sharing a border, and unlike many aspects of the War module, Airstrikes aren’t funded by the government but by donations from citizens like you. A certain amount of currency (based upon a formula created by the Admins) is required (of which the eUS has already met) as well as a certain amount of Health i.e. Food. As you can see above, America is close to reaching that required amount of health.
Why does America need an Airstrike?
A commonly asked question is “Who are we planning to Airstrike”, the answer is slightly more complex than that. While Vanek currently has no plans to airstrike any specific nation, it’s important that we have one in our arsenal. The ability to launch an airstrike allows us more options if we entered a war as well as giving us a way to hit far into enemy territory to distract or drain damage to aid an ally in need.
Also we’re America, we do this stuff in our sleep
The proper face of the eAmerican killing machine
What can I do to help?
That’s easy, donate to the effort! The American government requests that citizens donate as much of their surplus food as possible to the effort until we get an airstrike
1) Go to the eUS Military Page
2) Locate and Click Contribute
3) Enter the amount of health you are able to afford
Voila, you’re an American Hero
An Entry to the Meta-Game
White House Press Report Staff Clint Carmel
The metagame is one of the most important aspects of eRepublik. It is far more fun to chat with real people than to just click a few buttons. This article focuses on getting you involved politically.
Get it? It's pretty meta.
As a public service announcement to our WHPR readers, here is listing of various #IRC channels that you might find useful:
You can join IRC at Rizon or preferably Mibbit, and any of these channels with /join
#usa-chat -- The national channel
#eus-congress -- And this chat room is for those who want to see eUS Congress in action
Party Channels: (If we’re missing yours sound off in the comments below and it will be added)
#fedpartychat -- the main room of the Federalist Party
#amp -- the chat room for the American Military Party
#wtp -- the chat room for the We The People party
#uswpchat -- the chat room for the U.S. Workers Party
#vox -- the chat room for Vox Populi
#ProgressiveParty -- the chat room for the Progressive Party
Here are links to various forums:
This is the main eUSA forum.
Here you can chat with people from various political and military parties. WTP and USWP have subforums there, and you will find links to the AMP forum
and to the FEDs' forum as well.
In addition to IRC, Forums are where a lot of the eUS government business goes on.
This game also has some radio shows that are worth listening to:
Kind of like this
Fed Blog Radio: Tuesdays @ 1800 erepublik time.
AMP's radio show-- next one is Monday @ 1400. Read more about it here
And obviously National Public Radio every Tuesday and Friday
Department Update: Ambassadors
Contributing Editor George Armstrong Custer
Interview with former Secretary of State Dr Luis Sentieiro
While Dr Luis is currently involved in Defense matters as well as AMP Party President, he does still keep a finger on the pulse of the State Dept and Ambassador Corps, and helps out where he may be needed.
As he puts it, "I do keep a close eye on what happens regarding foreign affairs, it's my favorite area."
I was scrambling for an interview late last night and as always, Dr Sexy made the time for me. The consummate professional, he jumped right in and gave me information faster than I could compose questions,
[Describe the State Department?]
The State Department is the department that handles our country diplomacy, the Secretary of State attends to meetings with foreign dignitaries in order to achieve deals that may benefit our country.
A higher level of communication than Ambassadors? Do Ambassadors sort of open the doors and set the SecState/MoFA's up for their talks?
Yes, The Secretary of State has the authority to sign deals with other countries along with the Presidents of both or many involved countries. Meanwhile the Ambassador just reports to the SoS important events in the country they are assigned to. They also may open doors to the SecState in regards of possible diplomatic arrangements, considering the Ambassadors usually know the dignataries better because they deal with them in a daily basis.
During my experience as SoS, most of the ambassadors get fired for inactivity. I'd say 99% of the Ambassadors who get fired is simply because they haven't reported anything for a long time.
Can we give an example the readers would understand and relate to..? Like, for instance.. we just finished the Asian War which left us short a resource. Do the Ambassadors sort of feel the waters with Mexico and Canada to see if a swap or rental might work, then turn it over to the MoFA's to nail down? And, as President Vanek26 said in a recent article, if that doesn't work it'll be the NSC and SecDef choosing a place to just go fucking take that resource.. like Wales..?
Yes, they can feel those waters. Ambassadors usually hang around the public channels of the countries they're assigned to, so they get to know the CPs, governments, Congress and the citizens of their assigned country. It is easy to hear what people are saying and get to know their feelings regarding diplomatic deals. Although Congressmen often say things, along with the governments, it may not be always obvious but they can feel what they think.
But more to your point, attacking Wales makes sense considering the region belongs to UK and UK is member of an alliance the eUSA considers as enemy.
I sometimes see in the Presidential Daily Briefings a long list of Spoilers-- The SecState sharing what a bunch of Ambassadors have reported.. some easy, some classified...
Yes, Ambassadors have to do their reports-- it is vital for the Department to function.
Those reports I see are Ambassadors doing their job.. but seeing as there's 200 countries and close to that many Ambassadors, that means a LOT of them are not reporting..
Yes, that's the same old problem with State. When I was SoS, I fired around 80% of my staff along my Director of Ambassadors.
Ouch! The new term just started.. was the Ambassador purge very bad?
Well, from what I've heard from Director of Ambassadors Black Baroness, they fired more than a few ambassadors.
The Wednesday WHPR will be a full-on "Civil Service Job Fair" so readers who think they can dedicate themselves to a fun and interesting job should consider the Ambassador Corps.
Yes, being an Ambassador is a great way to get a start in government. An outstanding Ambassador is credited and reward for his hard work by being given opportunities to more and different jobs. My first job in government was as an Ambassador, and since then I've worked in almost every Cabinet Department.
Watch the Wednesday WHPR for the application form to join the Ambassador Corps or work in a variety of open government jobs.
Web-Comic of the Day
Today’s webcomic of the day comes from Penny Arcade, enjoy this foray into internet and video game culture
The eNPR Schedule:
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eNPR will be live Tuesday at 18:00
If you miss any live radio show, you can listen at your leisure, at eNPR Oval Office Radio.
Dept of Education: [DoE] Library of Informative Links
This is the complete and comprehensive list of all resources available to US players.
Media Around the Net
Some compiled media for your viewing pleasure:
-Your president Vanek's latest address
-Jude talks about trolling from Jude Connors
-Fingerguns' final article as Federalist PP
On the Forums
-Discussion of Guerilla War discussing how Parties choose their congress lists
-Oh look, Airstrike thread here too
-And for the beginning/confused, a thread on fighting overseas
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