T R A I T O R S !
and confusion wrecked havoc once more in the Federation as warrant
for the arrest of two Federal officers were issued yesterday.
Their crime - doing business with JADES! Commanders Phil Raqoon
& Andy Ironman, both are Executive Directors in the R3 Corporation,
have been named as accomplices in an act that defies all logic and
makes no sense at all. Investigations continue into the facts behind
these allegations but the main priority is to determine the whereabouts
of Phil Raqoon & Andy Ironman as, not surprisingly, they have
disappeared without a trace! The last time either of them were seen
in public was on the evening of Friday 23rd August when they attended
the opening of "Cassilleum" - New Kyoto's latest hi-tech
entertainment complex. Since then their activities and location is
known only to themselves.
UPDATE - See 'Late News'
EC Poll :
YES - 93.8%
New Imperial Training Base Worries
The Empire announced the news last week on the EBBS that their new training facility is now open (read here). The Federal Navy has expressed concern at the level of high quality workmanship that has gone into Camp Jameson and has suggested that there may some Alliance influences behind the 'new look'. Apparently, the brand-new training facility has a bright and colourful appearance with an easy to use navigation interface backed up by concise and informative webpages. Now that the Empire seems to have finally made an attractive and helpful online facility in Camp Jameson maybe they will stop displaying those ridiculous adverts for new recruits to join them! If the numbers of the forces within the Empire are diminishing then it's not the promise of a better life that will cure the problem... it's giving a better life to recruits that will make them want to stay... and, more importantly, stay alive! It works for the Federation and has done for centuries. You know as well as we do that the Empire never learns by any of the mistakes it makes. More to the point, the Empire continues to bungle and stagger its way through any and all situations with as much finesse as a bull in a china shop! The whole universe knows that Emperor Duval is still a fat bloated obesity who sucks raw eggs and washes them down with dog urine. STAY AWAY FROM THE EMPIRE!
Woman Wrecks Restaurant& Injures Staff!
proprietor of the new chain of Caffiopeia restaurants is offering
a substantial reward and free meals for a year to anyone who can identify
a woman who blew up the brand-new planet based restaurant in New Kyoto
last week, killing two and injuring numerous other people in the process!
Marcus B Trent
Alioth Administrator In Drunken Brawl!
Police held their annual conference this week at Fortress Culloden
on Argent's Claim. All the top brass cops were there including some
government officials and staff. Commander Simon Challands was there
too, although nobody is quite sure how he got invited. It was probably
the fact that Challands heard about the party afterwards and the free
drinks that would be on offer and was more than prepared to travel
over half the galaxy to get there! Apparently the conference went
very well... it was at the party afterwards when everything went a
little pear shaped.
"Cassiopeian Taxes Will Rise Again,"
taxes are not the highest in the Federation, far from it, but they
could be if the Government continue increasing them at the same rate!
There has been strong public opposition to the new tax proposals but
that does not seem to have made any difference at all. Governor Ben
Dover, from his state of office in New Kyoto, issued this statement:
EC Poll :
YES - 34.4%
Restrictions Eased On Military Fuel.
Government initially announced that it would be lifting certain restrictions
on military fuel there was a cry of joy and a great sigh of relief!
Especially for the market traders and those using military drives
in their ships. However, the new laws regarding this much sought
after item are no different from the old laws, except that now traders
are free to import as much as they like without it having to be authorised
by the government directly. Woopee-doos eh? Previously traders have
been limited to importing only 2,000 tons of fuel per month of military
fuel but it was found that this regulation was being broken left right
and center! Traders would submit an import request for 500 tons of
fuel and actually deliver a far greater amount than specified, usually
under some special arrangement with the recipient - who was also breaking
the law! Unfortunately for the government they had absolutely no way
of enforcing this unreasonable regulation without considerable time,
effort and millions of credits being spent. It would certainly not
be worth the governments while to persue this. Instead they have issued
this new regulation of 'no limits on importing military fuel' so at
least it should ease the availability of this item without having
to resort to the black-market. Licenses to sell military fuel in Eta
Cassiopeia are still very hard to attain and that is the way it's
going to continue, according to official sources.
arrested in Miceess
(4,-5) : Raqoon's ship seen in Liabefa (-2,-3)
this edition: 29 August, 2002 [ issue 5 ]
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