Aaron Leonard https://risingthumb.xyz
HEADLINES: MA IRISHKAISER CALLS EVERYONE GARLIC BREAD OVER RETREAT TO CROWMURE 2018 DEBATE
ASPERMONT, WESTERLANDS- Aspermont’s Member of Assembly Irishkaiser erupted with insults against other Members over the consideration of the Retreat to Crowmure action that resulted in majority UTC kills and capture of Spookyfest loot for a Battle Honour. The Company Member at the time requested it for the reasons of being outnumbered, facing equally geared opponents and one of them being a highly suspected hacker, the other a top notch PvPer of the MineZ community. This was later found out to be a joke request taken too far from a request by another Company Member who reviewed the Battle and later pushed for it. The Company Member settled for having medals.
Throughout the discussion, MA Irishkaiser was thoroughly bored by the choice of words and lack of rhetoric and wit among the participants, calling each and everyone of his fellow MAs as GARLIC BREADS because all he heard was:
“Yadda yadda yadda GARLIC BREAD”.
It was only when the discussion shifted on to the topics of alcohol and cigars vs cigarettes or adult consumption material that there was some more passion and spirit into the discussion.
EDITORIAL - Geopolitics and Long-Term Considerations - the Case of Australia, China and the United States
Irishkaiser - Nations always put national interest first and that is understandable, but sometimes there’s a cultural perception or idea of who your friends are and what your place in the world is that can sometimes be wholly different to the national interests.
Let us take a consideration into the status of Australia, which for many years held the title of America’s best friend, surpassing even their relationship status with the United Kingdom. Why is that? Because Australia’s prosperity and well-being is wholly dependent on its alliance with the most powerful navy in the world. Any navy that does not align or helps protect Australia’s majority export economy is going to be huge leverage. When Britain rescinded, the United States quickly took its place and Australia, for the most part, secured its defense of its export economy by allying with the United States and providing assistance in its wars. For a small sacrifice not unlike a client city state of Rome, the Australians secure their security interests and therefore their economy.
That’s right, Canberra fights against the US' enemies, in order to help convince Washington that they’re not getting the short end of the stick to maintain the alliance. They do not fight for freedom or whatever ideals you see on television. Like many nations, they fight to secure their wealth and security… By bombing some suspected goat herd thousands of miles away.
But then comes the contradiction. Australia’s biggest trading partner in both import and export is currently the People’s Republic of China. Currently, tensions are boiling between the two. Australia’s reliance on the United States Navy has turned into a double-edged sword. If the United States imposes a blockade against China, Australia will be devastated and could do nothing about it as the very thing they relied on in the first place would be working against them. Their interests would contradict and they’d have to choose one over the other.
Canberra and Beijing both know this. I’m sure Washington also has an idea but isn’t particularly putting it high on its list of priorities since it has other allies in the region. The policymakers of the former two countries are dealing with the situation in their own ways.
Beijing wants to maintain itself as a viable market for Australian goods and vice versa, while Canberra is wary of putting all its eggs in one basket, making them consider diversifying their trading partners. Life is not a giant video game where clicking on buttons makes people do what you want because you’re an Immortal God-King. Australian and Chinese citizens both may or may not go with the policies of either.
Once China reaches the tipping point in 2050, Australia may begin to switch sides, depending on how things go. Contrary to popular belief, cultural perceptions and views can be changed overtime depending on political and practical expedience.
TRADE - US MineZ Trade Run
The Directory proudly announces that it has delivered
2 Iron Pants
2 Iron Boots
2 Iron Helmets
1 Infinity Bow
In Exchange For
14 Health Potions
It was an iron pants day, not a single chestplate was harvested.
TRADE - US MineZ Trade
The Directory proudly announces that it delivered.
Mercenary Services and What Not
In Exchange For
1 Spooky Mask
I guess this counts as a tip? Any 93rd who wants it for dungeon just say so.
PvP Drill 145th Mass PvP Event - Nuffen
I dindu nuffen
DOMESTIC - POLICYMAKERS NEARLY REACH GOAL
The Foreign Office releases a report to the Directory concerning multiple clans and even certain staff, reporting on their status. Policymakers who have set out their objectives can only say this about the UNKNOWN [?] Trading Company - “We’re winning. That is all. Also, let them wallow in their own filth.”
FINANCE - AVVER STILL UNABLE TO SECURE. ALTERNATIVES LOOKED INTO
The Bank of the Unknown [?] Clan has looked into alternatives considering Avver’s search for a base in one of the most expensive cities in the world has turned fruitless has he keeps looking for good deals which are very difficult to find in the current market in the US.
The alternatives have discovered multiple platforms for foreigners to ACTUALLY START INVESTING into the US stock markets, but unfortunately, they come with HIGH COMMISSIONS and FEES. Foreign investment into the US would not gain very much at all unless they’re high risk traders and or big time ones.
Strangely, the option is considered to be kept open.
1) Trade Run Next Week. Mercenaries Exempt from joining.
^(THE [?] EMPIRE,THE COMPANY’S OFFICIAL NEWS SOURCE AND PROPAGANDA TOOL. AW YEAH)