Aaron Leonard https://risingthumb.xyz
HEADLINES: FIRST UNKNOWN [?] MERCHANDISE SENT ABROAD TO THE US
ILOILO CITY, PHILIPPINES - The first batch of berets to be delivered to the United States was sent on the 23rd of July, 2020. The package containing patches and berets is destined to be received by callsign: Hiker-1-1 who will be responsible in distributing it to the rest of the UNKNOWN [?] Trading Company US.
The next batch, Europe is rather tricky as there are multiple countries and members from those countries not necessarily being in the EUCU, making it difficult to send without incurring extra expenses. Ah, c'est la vie. Time to have kummerspeck now, puta.
We Asians are bros and cool with each other. fist bump
Fuck off, Aussies and Kiwis, we’re full.
EDITORIAL - The Importance of Elders in the Family.
Irishkaiser - As the Western world and its perception of old people are increasingly negative such as the perception of Boomers, old stuck up conservatives and other such insults, many have put forward the question of their use to society in the first place.
Why should they vote since they’re going to die sooner than the rest anyway? Why should they receive the respect they had kept asking for? Why are old people supposed to be revered or in any case important? They’re going to die soon, anyway. Their experience and wisdom isn’t that great, we’ve debunked their conventional wisdom with science and new discoveries. So fuck old people, amirite?
Elders had and in many parts of the world still do, have an important place in the family. It is something even those UTC who have started families have also initially forgotten. For Little Oktavia and George Arthur’s sake, let me explain.
Families in the past had more children and people wonder how they could have done it? Many have attributed it to the mother, who, unable to work had much free time in order to care and raise her children was a strong independent wuhman who don’t need no man.
While it is true that women at the time who were free from occupation could generally devote more time to their children, there was another source of parenting that is mostly ignored or forgotten in our idealized perception of the past: the grandparents.
Too old to work, how would they earn their keep, especially around generally poor communities where most of us are descended from? Plus, I’m sure we’ve all witnessed people with mid-life crisis who desperately want a purpose in their life - certainly being a tired old joe in retirement with nothing to do is hell to a lot of people. How did the elders maintain their position? Most would say their past service should be rewarded, but knowing human beings, who at times can be fickle and would easily turn on a hero and release a villain - even if they were friends or have good previous relations, think Jesus and Barabbas and Simon Peter’s betrayal.
There is no way societies could consistently maintain such burdens, even before the advent of social security.
Enter, the grandparents. These people who are too old to work or do other labor generally stay in the same homes and stick with their kids and HELP RAISE THE KIDS. Yep, that’s right. Pappy and Nanna also had a hand in raising the kids and since they’re in positions of caretakers, the children were told to respect them, even though they weren’t their direct biological parents, they had to be followed.
Some of you UTC who told me they plan on having at least 12 children completely forgot this important foundation of the family unit - the rest of them. It’s more than just mom, dad and the kids. In the past, in order to help maintain the family, you had to BE a family and that may also include uncles and aunts at times.
This trend did change over time as people began to move outside of homes around certain ages or milestones in life.
I hope that Little Oktavia and George Arthur are the first of many of our community’s children. But to those of you who plan on having more than three - get your parents to help. You might even fill in a void in their lives by giving them something to do or something they missed doing when they were younger.
TRADE - US MineZ Trade Mission
The Directory reports it has delivered
4 Iron Armor Sets
4 Iron Axe
1 Infinity Bow
1 Iron Sword
in value exchange for
Snowballs and Dyes we lost count
A very fast and fortunate Trade Mission where we managed to snag 3 Colonials. The Trade Mission is deemed very fast by modern MineZ standards(35 minutes) as opposed to the usual 45 minutes-1 hour. In fact, it was so fast, that participants began to call it “Leisure Week” and instead opted to do the Trade Mission again next week, even though that is officially Leisure Week.
See you there, I guess.
Unfortunately, an important Company Citizen could not come but the Universe made up for his LOSS by having three new friends.
The deployment of the APAT was pretty shit but only because there’s no snow in the South, I gotta say… It was kinda gay in the field but looked kinda cool.
TRADE - US MineZ Trade
The Directory proudly announces that it has delivered
Iron Armor Set
Power II Punch I Bow
in exchange for
1 Binding Helmet
Bootleg Foreign Office Agent.
TRADE - Common Market Trade
The Directory proudly announces that it has witnessed the following goods circulated.
Didn’t see him today.
PvP Drill 189th Mass PvP Event - No Money, No Honey
This PvE Line, huh?
DOMESTIC - FINAL APAT20 MODIFICATIONS
The APAT20, the successor to the SNOWPAT camouflage uniform, needs to undergo one more trial before meeting Directory approval. Having received the most modifications and changes since its inception because of its specific utilty to snowy environments, has been the most delayed of the three camouflage series of Modern 2020 Uniforms.
Once approved, it will become the official camouflage pattern for snow-based deployed UTC troops
DOMESTIC - OUTCRY OVER UTC’S SUPPOSED INVOLVEMENT WITH PREMIUMS - CLARIFIED IT’S NOT REALLY UTC KEK
A small outcry in Aspermont erupted over the UNKNOWN [?] Trading Company’s involvement with premiums recently was shortly clarified by GunOverdose that he didn’t really register the clan, but rather a totally different group that is not original UTC at all, names for them Urkel’s Tiger Cats, or Undesirable Traitorous Cunts or the Ultra Time Communists or any you can think of, really. Universal Timezone Coordinate works too.
The UNKNOWN [?] Trading Company has always kept a policy of neutrality and non-involvement with matters that do not relate to their interests and as such do not officially recognize events or endeavors in order to maintain such neutrality and not be honorbounded to support, endorse or put resources and effort into them. The clan however has allowed individuals to join events.
The precedence for such has been set during a debate when some people questioned why the UTC was not preparing for Spookyfest 2017. Certain members pointed out that it was because 2016 had a purpose to field test the new training, tactics and equipment the Company had standardized and organized, therefore it was in the interests of the UTC. Any other purpose to BE in Spookyfest would be vanity or fighting for a bunch of worthless items that are basically pixels on a computer screen. We are NOT just dogs to be toyed or played with for nothing. We put real effort for things that are WORTH IT.
Of course for the sake of accepted colloquialism, it is easier to just call the group something like UTC. This is another complicated story wherein the Company only calls Company Members as UTC and only to some extent apply that to Regimentals. In fact, when faced with this information, a regimental from the Westerlands Regiment was ACTUALLY SURPRISED TO LEARN THAT ONEZEDARMY IS NOT UTC because of it. It was kinda funny because all these years he thought certain people that are Imperial/Company Citizens were UTC. Accepting that the coloreds are ignorant, ‘UTC’ will join… Just not the real UTC because I swear, there was one time when a bunch of premiums started calling another group UTC who began to call them back UTC and they all started fighting each other while real UTC did absolutely nothing… It happened. Yes. Stupid ass premiums.
FINANCE - SIDEWAYS NINJA - NO TRADES
FINANCE - CLAN BANK ANNOUNCES EFFORT BEING MADE TO BE REVEALED IN SEPTEMBER
The Bank of the Unknown [?] Clan has proudly put work into its next endeavor, designed to be a long-term gain. Wait till September I guess
1) Trade Mission announced next week but it’s technically Leisure Week.
2) TAKE CARE OF THE COLONIALS.
^(THE [?] EMPIRE,THE COMPANY’S OFFICIAL NEWS SOURCE AND PROPAGANDA TOOL. AW YEAH)