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[FINANCE] PATRIOT POINTS programme for state fundraising
« on: January 08, 2021, 03:49:39 PM »
Estimadăs és estimäts cüncitaxhiens:

The 55th Coså budget set a target of ℓ325 ($US487.50) in voluntary fundraising to fund our programme.

I am announcing today the PATRIOT POINTS programme to encourage broad participation in the fundraising scheme. Every citizen gets one Patriot Point for every $1 of "voluntary taxation" (donations) (click the CONTRIBUTE graphic on the front page of our national website) or stamp/coins sales, as confirmed by the Burgermeister of Internal Revenue.

Whoever has the most PATRIOT POINTS on 15th April* this year will receive the Seneschál's Medal for Merit in the regularly-scheduled Investitures Ceremony (El Lexhatx F.40.2). Second prize is a fancy certificate. Third prize is you're fired a slightly less fancy certificate.

Please bear in mind that this Voluntary Taxation Programme is proof of concept. If Talossans respond to it well, we can consider removing other forms of taxation - for example, the fees to run in Cosa/Senäts elections. I'm not personally a fan of pay-to-play democracy, but we can consider abolishing them if Talossans show that they are responsible enough to fund State activities voluntarily.

Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favour.


* or 15th May if we have a month of recess
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Re: [FINANCE] PATRIOT POINTS programme for state fundraising
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2021, 12:54:25 PM »
I've been meaning to purchase a few more coins. Uh, the name I don't care for. How about calling it a "Loyalty Rewards" program?  Anymore, the word "patriot" kind of makes me cringe a little.

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Re: [FINANCE] PATRIOT POINTS programme for state fundraising
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2021, 09:31:55 PM »
I have put in an order for a single coin, but also made a separate monetary contribution.

Will the @Burgermeister of Internal Revenue confirm to me publicly or privately that both things were received succcesfully?
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Re: [FINANCE] PATRIOT POINTS programme for state fundraising
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2021, 09:18:37 AM »
I have put in an order for a single coin, but also made a separate monetary contribution.

Will the @Burgermeister of Internal Revenue confirm to me publicly or privately that both things were received succcesfully?
I've received one single-coin order (from Kansas) and one $5 contribution (from Colorado) since the 8th. So I probably didn't get both of yours successfully.
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Re: [FINANCE] PATRIOT POINTS programme for state fundraising
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2021, 02:49:21 PM »
I have put in an order for a single coin, but also made a separate monetary contribution.

Will the @Burgermeister of Internal Revenue confirm to me publicly or privately that both things were received succcesfully?
I've received one single-coin order (from Kansas) and one $5 contribution (from Colorado) since the 8th. So I probably didn't get both of yours successfully.

The order for a coin with the initials "S.K." is the relevant one here.
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Re: [FINANCE] PATRIOT POINTS programme for state fundraising
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2021, 02:58:10 PM »
https://talossa.com/patriot-points/

The league table has been updated with the latest available info.
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Re: [FINANCE] PATRIOT POINTS programme for state fundraising
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2021, 03:45:52 PM »
I intend to get my name on the board in February.

Also, I challenge all Cabinet ministers and FreeDem MZs to do likewise!
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Re: [FINANCE] PATRIOT POINTS programme for state fundraising
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2021, 05:48:29 PM »
I have just purchased $US20 of stamps and coins, which I believe takes me to the lead of the board.
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Re: [FINANCE] PATRIOT POINTS programme for state fundraising
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2021, 08:32:39 PM »
I bought two coins a few weeks ago. I'm not even on the leaderboard

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Re: [FINANCE] PATRIOT POINTS programme for state fundraising
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2021, 08:58:09 PM »
(Not that I even care, really. Just trying to support Talossa. Plus, these coins are cool.)

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Re: [FINANCE] PATRIOT POINTS programme for state fundraising
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2021, 11:13:40 PM »
I've messaged the Burgermeister about this and waiting on a reply.  I'd take your word on it all, but I really should wait for formal confirmations from him as he is the only one with access to account statements.
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Re: [FINANCE] PATRIOT POINTS programme for state fundraising
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2021, 08:48:19 PM »
https://talossa.com/patriot-points/

Table updated.

Miestra and GV are joint leaders with 20 each.
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Re: [FINANCE] PATRIOT POINTS programme for state fundraising
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2021, 08:15:34 PM »
Epic work from the Royal Bank and Post! My little girl who's getting into foreign coins will be enthralled

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Re: [FINANCE] PATRIOT POINTS programme for state fundraising
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2021, 08:36:52 PM »
Wow that is very cool!
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Re: [FINANCE] PATRIOT POINTS programme for state fundraising
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2021, 12:05:30 AM »
My wife just asked me who designed the coins, and I had to say that I had no idea or had totally forgotten. Was it @the Burgemeister? We should put that information on a website somewhere.
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