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OOC: I'll try to keep this one more active, eh? ;)

IC: All military forces currently aborad are once again recalled, the crisis in Europe no longer requiring their presence.

The exceptions being those deployed to AC protectorates and Hanseatic Commonwealth holdings to help bolster Hanseatic presence.

OOC: Short and sweet. not much time for more.

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DEFCON is lowered to 3. it will not be lowered further due to the humanitarian crisis in the neighboring Habnseatic Commonwealth.

Davies has offered full support to the Lady Protector and her people, citing that he felt responsible for the failure of our missile defense systems to stop the biological attack from the rogue German state. While workers, if their help is accepted by the Lady Protector, are free to volunteer if they wish, Davies has guaranteed that those who wish to be payed for this work will be payed out of government reserves, in a hope it wil stimulate the economy.

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***Classified***

Large amounts of men and material are being utilyzed by the government for an interesting purpose--not a weapon, not something for a military...but for a mission of peace.

Just before she retired, the Pax Pacifican leader Laura Kingswell had met with general Davies to request a massive submarine be built, not as a weapon of war, but as a refuge against a time of need for her people. Davies is now making good on his promise, and construction has begun.

It is being termed as "Operation Ark."

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Economics/Politics

With the economy inthe heart of a recession, general Davies has announce that for the time being, our borders are closed to immigration.

"While normally we would be happy to take in any and all people, we cannot support any more cirizens at this time."

Also in response to the recession, approximately 50,000 people have taken up the offer by Sarah Tintaguyl, the Hanseatic Lady Protecor, to immigrate to her nation.

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Less than a day ago, the Dragon Empire annexed the new nation of Hae Da Fung, a nation recently formed from the Dragon Empire's own protectorate. This makes for approximately half-a-dozen member states alone in the Dragon Empire, and with the Dragon Bloc growing as well, it is clear that the new world power is the Dragons.

General Davies has acknolwedged this. In a press conference today, he has announced that "it is clear the Dragonisians have plenty of allies to stand for them. They have shown they have grown beyond the need for us to protect them, and as such, we hereby revoke their status as our protectorate. They no longer need our protection, and as such, this is one obligation we do not need."

While some take his statement at face value, simply meaning what he has said, others point at the curious wording. Is this, perhaps, a sign that we are moving away from alliance with the Dragons? Do we no longer trust them to the degree we once did?

Public opinion is divided on this issue, though it is generally agreed that the act itself is a good thing, that it is indeed plain that the Dragons no longer need our protection.

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A responding press release is made, "With the good will that our neighbors in Promised Land has demonstrated over so many years. We cannot.. will not forget them when they sheltered us from the cold Ice shelves of Antarctica. We cannot.. will not forget the island they gave us to call our home where it was warm when we were cold.. when we were starving.. and when we are weak. The Promised Land has lived up to its name in all respects. If it had not intervened in our history, we would not have our strength. I am passing a special measure in the Legislature.. to see if other members of the Empire would agree to allow Promised Land to be the only non-member vote in our legislature. For without them.. the Empire would not have even existed. They have our gratitude, our respect, and our ear at all times. If they ever come into a state of need, they need only ask for our help.. and as they were for us, we will be there." Anthony Davis made the statement before a live press conference.

"We agree, we have outlived the need for the protection of Promised Land, probably did a long time ago. But when your people look to a state as their father, well.. families do not part ways under light terms.. why should have we?" Mr. Davis actually wiped a small tear from his eye. He remembered the days in the ice.. the days without food. "No.. it will never be forgotten. Thank you for your time." He stepped away not taking any questions.

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OOC: Wow...that is a nice reply. Thank you. :)

IC: "Rest assured, the decision was not easy. It is never easy to let go a family member. But as a family grows apart as the younger members mature so we both seem to agree that it is an agreement that has outlasted its usefulness.

"We are honored that we would be offered a vote in your legislature."

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ooc: That is just credit where due. Trust me when I say you have an extremely high approval rating among the Dragonisian population. Warring with you would be suicide for just about any leader except for only the worst of possible atrocities.

OOC: I agree with ya on that one. The New Englander populace holds Promised Land in high regard. :wub:

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ooc: You go live in antarctica for a few months.. without any choice of anywhere to go.. then have someone offer you some where semi-warm and comfortable to live and see how you start feeling about them, lol.

OOC: ouch harsh :war:

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ooc: You go live in antarctica for a few months.. without any choice of anywhere to go.. then have someone offer you some where semi-warm and comfortable to live and see how you start feeling about them, lol.

OOC: Hmm...point taken. Thanks. :)

OOC: ouch harsh :war:

OOC: Huh? What do ya mean?

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OOC: Not claiming possession over the show. If someone already does, I can just say syndication.

Controversy over popular comedy show propels it into the spotlight.

The hit comedy show known as "Whose Line is it Anyway?" has been propelled to national attention when a protest arose over some of the content it contained, content deemed 'questionable' by many.

"While I appreciate a joke as much as the next person," said Selena Beck, a mother of three, "that show often contains sexual references or curse words. And it airs at a prime time for younger viewers to see."

However, that is only one side of the debate. Ronald Frederikson, a struggling father of two, has stated that "in these times of economic hardship, people need things to laugh at, to take their mind off their troubles and relieve tension."

Debates across the nation have followed a similar vein. meanwhile the show continues to draw attention, and is rapidly becoming one that people either hate or love.

A sample of this show can be viewed here.

OOC: Mostly, I just wanted an excuse to use the above clip... :awesome:

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  • 3 weeks later...

OOC: Not a grave-dig...this is a news thread. :D

IC: A hostage situation in New Jerusalem International Airport ended in tragedy today, as three lives came to a violent end.

It is unclear how this situation started, but the first sign of trouble was when one woman, who has since been identified as Jessica Forbes, one of the rogue agents responsible for the bio-terror attack in Somal, grabbed a nearby passenger and shouted that unless she was allowed to leave, she would kill her hostage.

Security agents quickly arrived on the scene, but forbes backed against a wall, refusing all attempts to reason her out of the situation. She Continued to insist that no one would be harmed if she was let go.

According to an eyewitness, one of the Security Guards, a young man by the name of Jonathan Brooks, got too close for her comfort. She panicked and slit her hostage's throat, then threw her knife into Brooks' eye, and as she was presumably reaching for another weapon, the other guards opened fire, killing her instantly.

The funerals for both Jonathan Brooks and the hostage are scheduled to begin in two days.

The hostage's name has not been released at this time at the request of her family.

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