Aaron Leonard https://risingthumb.xyz
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HEADLINES: 1ST REGIMENT ACQUIRES A CARGO ALT
ASPERMONT, WESTERLANDS - The 1st Regiment Westerlands was donated one alt from a retiring MineZ player under the condition that it become a cargo ship and can be scout-capable as the owner has reserved. This would free up the main accounts allowing them to stay either farming or gearing while the alt could safely transport trade goods to players.
The cargo alt will be drydocked to gear it just enough to be able to move quickly on its own.
Whether or not it will be subject to Carrier fuel standards(Golden Apple only) is yet to be decided.
Pre-designated tradezones or ports are also being looked into in order to maximize route efficiency(or most likely just to put effort to other people instead of having UTC do everything).
EDITORIAL - THE GLOBAL POPULATION DILEMMA - FACTS AND FEARS
Now population growth is blamed for ecological stress and pressures other nations to stay subservient for the sake of the environment when it’s the creation of new technologies and development of industries that provide the means for sustainable living. If everyone in the world with Western standards of living were to live in the area of the State of Texas(7,494,271,488,000 sq ft by, as of the time of this writing, 7.7 billion people, we would comfortably have 973 square feet of dividable space between EVERY INDIVIDUAL, not counting close-living families or maybe even more space efficient structures such as apartments, condo units or flats. All comfortably in the state of Texas, a small corner of the world..
One of the main concerns and cause of fear for “overpopulation” is food production. But let me ask you this. Behind the United States, which country is the world’s largest exporter of food in terms of quantity? Why, these list of developed countries, some of whom are very small in terms of territory. Canada, being the biggest ranks 8th place but was outdone by Japan and the FREAKING NETHERLANDS. Both smaller countries but have the same latitude and similar climates.
Why? Because we don’t fucking farm like medieval peasants anymore. We have technology and proper utilization of advanced methods can have a handful of countries feed the entire world without problem. It’s so much so that we produce so much food, the world’s largest exporter, the United States, PAYS ITS FARMERS NOT TO FUCKING GROW so they won’t OVERFILL THE SURPLUSES. That’s right, they had too much food that it would be far more expensive to keep it all.
If one were to believe in Capitalism, the most accepted economic principle in the world today, know that the market is made up of people. What are people? Well, of course the Population Bomb camp would say they are consumers. But what else are people? In an economic sense? Producers.
People are both producers and consumers. This is why large population countries have huge potentials for economic growth and are much sought after by investors and businesses. Why? Because they’re a MARKET. Some markets so large such as China, that people were willing to fight wars just to tap into it.
Some markets such as India, where they can stand up to the Western internet alone and literally could defeat Pewdiepie without even trying. They’re both high population countries. You may say that AI and robotics are the future and I agree and even hope for but I do not agree that it is necessarily a good thing that you would support the notion that “we do not want people” anymore… Whom would robots produce for? Robots have very few specific consumptions such as energy and high tech parts. An economy where the robot is the end of the market may work if we do design and gear for it, but would you really want to live in a world where you just do nothing but PLEASE THE ROBOTS instead?
Why not work together with a high population and maximize the efficiency of robotic labor and human creativity. What are we trying to do? Actively remove ourselves from the equation? Is world peace a world where everybody is dead? I’m sure it is, but is that the world we’d prefer?
When we explore the stars, sure we will be more population efficient and maybe a hundred in the far future is all it takes to terraform and they can even have an entire planet to themselves(maybe that will be the standard of living in the future), but a stellar crusade of life through the universe may be slower and more arduous if we do not pull all our potential individual creative processing power together to work and come up with solutions.
Yes, it’s true. There will always be adventurers in every population group. Migrants who are willing to strike out on their own, if need be, in search of opportunity and a better life elsewhere and make something of themselves. That is how our ancestors got about anyway. We never stayed in one place, we always moved on, expanding, adapting, learning and conquering.
It is not population growth we should make our enemy. Rather, it is FOOD AND ENERGY WASTES. A man taking more than his share is detrimental to true value because our for some people, it’d take 10 to support their lifestyle, and others… Well, he’d support 10 people’s lifestyle with their labor.
TRADE - US MineZ Trade Run
The Directory proudly announces that it has cancelled the trade run for gearing and scouting MineZ missions.
TRADE - Common Market Trade
The Directory proudly announces that it has witnessed the following goods circulated.
Crap Gear - yes they actually traded this
Power II Bows
QI LAI. QI LAI. QI LAI
PvP Drill 146th Mass PvP Event - SCHEDULE THIS
DOMESTIC - COMMON MARKET BEST PRICES STILL
FINANCE - HALF GAINS FROM LAST WEEK LOST
This happens all the time. Gain big, lose half of it. This is a fundamental of stock market trading. YOU WILL ALWAYS LOSE. Another adage: “You are always wrong until the market says you’re right.” Remember that.
So win twice and lose half. Be happy.
1) TRADE RUN NEXT WEEK
2) BRING HOME THE MEDALS
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