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Announcement: John Rocker he so fine, he so fine he blow my mind.

Article I: From the Chief Executive Officer aka the Invisible man - Written by Ada069

Article II: War, oh, what is it good for? Destroying those pixels - Written by Ada069

Article III: Want to know what grinds my gears: Treaties - Written by Stonewall Jaxon

Article IV: IRC Interview with the Emperor Cortath

Article V: Project #1 - Written by Ada069

Article VI: Employee of the Month - Nominated by Engel

Article VIII: Write Your Own Article! - Written by Ada069

Article IX: Shameless Advertising, Join Corp Today! - Written by Ada069

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For John Rocker.

We at The Corporation would like to thank John Rocker for his tireless efforts with The Corporation. He has since left us for a new home at John Rocker, he helped built The Corporation. And we salute him.

HAIL JR!

Article I: From the Chief Executive Officer aka the Invisible man

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so, iClean couldent Write an article, that takes 3 mins and only needs a few lines. Kevin (the chairman) has stated that due to a specialised condition that is very nasty I name it here, Cannot write a line for this newsletter, which is very disappointing. So, instead I’m going to exchange there article for this one and complain... which ive already done. THANKYOU!

So, Corporation has been growing steady since last month (Statistics below) i feel Corporation has alot of potential to become big. iClean and Kev doing alot of work and Obiwan is doing well in eco, stonewall doing good with military. speaking of which Corporation has its first person on our ZI list. due to a rogue attack that we succesfully fought against. so thankyou.

Ada069.

Filling in for iClean.

Article II: War, oh, what is it good for? Destroying those pixels

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By Ada069

The Next War.

So, the inevitable war that was predicted months before (being minister of war for November I knew about the karma war was coming in November) question is, where will it strike next. Will TOP go for power and glory and pick on someone there not meant to and be owned. Will NpO go nuts and take on destroy the MHA? Who knows?

What starts a war?

War, there is no Good and bad side, no right and wrong, just different views and opinions. The issue is simple. When will the next difference of opinion start the war? Answer... who knows? All it takes is one mistake and there goes the ball game. Spying is a new one at best. U has the Karma war which had a very different point of view on spying. And also the lessons learnt from MHA vs. Emily (thread in public forum) means some alliances REALLY need to rethink on what they call spying.

What wins the wars in the end?

Not members

Not pixels

Support

Fan gained allot of support, and through I bet stubborn acceptance. NPO gave them peace.

Karma gained support for being the saviours of CN for killing NPO. But they soon lost support faster then they gained it by seemingly finding holes in the cause’s belli.

America gained home support when Japan bombed them. And the Media is one of the few reasons the Vietnam War failed, because it changed the views from the home front. (Hence Viet-vets being spat on when they got home ECT)

What to look for?

Tension rumours are lolzy. But tend to be true. The idea is to look for the splits. With tC gone, I suspect the next war to be a color treaty affair with Super friends and Citadel obviously the two most powerful blocs, remain close together. maybe FAN will rise again and be as awesome as they were. maybe NPO will regain dominance and new emperor Cortath is an evil dictator and throw wave after wave onslaught on me for using them as an Example to much. who knows? May the Evil Good NPO work wonders for the new Age of Post NPO oppression Awesomeness, We hate Love New Polar Sith Pacific wait Pacific Order.

On another note, CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW EMPEROR CORTATH!!

Note: No NPO feelings were hurt in this article. <3 <3 <3

So like final destination I’m going to watch for the signs of what will happen.

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Article III: What really grinds my gears: Treaties?

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Written by Stonewall Jaxon

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Treaties

What, you say? I shouldn't hate treaties, since they've been around since 2006, and the Corporation declared existence with three of them? Well my apologies to almost every non-neutral alliance on Bob, but the idea of a treaty as a "binding contract" has to be one of the politically dumbest practices we have in this game... err... universe. Alternatively, an alliance should simply make friends; if those friends truly support the alliance, they would not let an ally die in a war; that would be just as detrimental to their political power. Already, I think I can hear a peanut gallery shouting, "But Stonewall, who would make someone defend you from a bandwagon?" Well sure, a treaty adds a public "peers pressure" element to going to a war, but do you really want someone fighting for you who do not want to be there? Here's a hint: it won't do you any good; a quick look at the "Karma" War will show you that an alliance "legally coerced" into a war cannot be forced to participate. While I'm looking at the Karma War, I might as well mention that treaties can be outright violated as well as half-assedly carried out (PC, MHA, NPO, to name a few). of course, the concept of the treaty has evolved over time, or should I say devolved, from a clever political means of getting ahead

into an absolutely meaningless waste of paper.

I suppose the evolution began around the beginning of time, although my shoddy knowledge of the time period renders me unable to comment on the political atmosphere. However, I believe I am safe in presuming that the treaty prior to Great War Three was a "binding contract." You signed treaties with alliances on your "side," and if you felt as if the treaty wouldn't hold up in war, it would be cancelled. What I'd rather focus on is the era closest to the current one, the era of the Hegemony and the massive "MDP web," or what I call the "modern era." If one were to graph the sheer number of military treaties over time, the upward slope moving into the "Hegemony" era would be ridiculously steep. Eventually, treaties came to mean things other than a mutual friendship. Perhaps an MDP was needed to unify two competing factions, or maybe it as to protect one alliance from attack against a mutual enemy. Often, treaties were signed simply because the alliances felt they were related well enough through other people, which is a major factor that contributed to the creation of "sides" at all times, rather than each alliance having its own independent political character at a given time. By the time of the Karma War, sure-to-be enemies had MDPs with one another, despite a complete lack of an actually political or personal friendship (either one of which I feel could justify an actual "treaty.")

With the end of the Karma War, the status of the treaty may be in peril. Many alliances even see it as "honourable" to violate a treaty if their "treaty partners" (not necessarily allies, sadly) were committing an "aggressive action." If I may digress for a moment that is total bullcrap: If you make a written commitment to defend someone who makes aggressive actions, you signed a treaty with both their defensive and aggressive actions. Back to the point, with the treaty having little actual meaning, some alliances are stating that every war they fight will be fought with "their friends," regardless of paper. So, to the entire CN community I raise this question: why sign treaties? Why do we all continue to put on this charade of non-binding announcements, when all the treaties of today are practically rendered useless by their sheer volume and overuse? Is it because some of you simply have no friends, so you try to create the illusion of strength on paper? Answer me that:

What's the point?

Well, there's one thing that annoys me, written in about twenty minutes at the same time as a paper on The Scarlet Letter. Next one will be more planned-out, I promise

Article IV: IRC Interview with Emperor Cortath

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So this week I decided to travel to Pacifica to hunt down the new emperor cortath who had just recently replaced moo-cows as leader of New Pacific Order. this interview, having never previously speaking to cortath, was like walking in the dark blindfolded and numb. but it was more interesting then I thought. here is how it went.

[05:36] <Thunderstruck> So, new emperor cortath, how are you adjusting to being the new top man of CN's most recognised alliance?

[05:38] <Cortath> I'd like to think I'm adjusting fine. There's lots to do in the New Pacific Order, from reorganizing our government at the top to the bottom. There's work in every Department and every Corps, and I'm looking forward to doing it all.

[05:39] <Thunderstruck> Ive heard women find powerful men attractive, any truth to it?

[05:41] <Cortath> How about we ask other questions.

[05:42] <Thunderstruck> thats a bad question to answer?

[05:43] <Cortath> No, it just strikes me as somewhat sexist and irrelevant, no offense intended.

[05:45] <Cortath> But if you want to answer your question: I don't know.

[05:44] <Thunderstruck> Sexism ill agree to. but trust me, there will be alot more irrelevant questions that just pop up out of know where. can i change women to 'people' and men to 'people' will that work on the sexist part?

[05:45] <Cortath> I just don't think asking a question on attraction to power is really relevant.

[05:46] <Thunderstruck> well, its that or i ask the same old boring questions, theres no fun reading an interview without a few laughs installed. do you agree with that?

[05:47] <Cortath> I just suspect we can laugh without reinforcing old and stale stereotypes.

[05:48] <Thunderstruck> Well i like to consider myself as a stephan cobert person. just that only i think my questions arent as funny. you ever seen the colbert report?

[05:48] <Cortath> Yes.

[05:49] <Thunderstruck> Did you like it?

[05:49] <Cortath> Yes.

[05:50] <Thunderstruck> thats good. least i know u have humour. So in real world politics, you a republican or a democrat supporter?

[05:51] <Cortath> You could call me a progressive democrat.

[05:51] <Cortath> I'm not particularly happy with the Obama administration, but I'm unhappy from the left.

[05:51] <Cortath> But meh, what can ya do.

[05:52] <Thunderstruck> in CN politics, who do you feel is the most political dominant alliance and why?

[05:57] <Cortath> I don't think we live in a unipolar world anymore. I think that we're in a multipolar world and that the twists of alliances as well as the measures of their strength are both complicated and inexact.

[05:59] <Cortath> It's hard to put your finger on who is the most powerful. Do you count stats? Stats are pretty inexact. Do you count allies? Entangling alliances can protect you, but they can also restrict you, or bring you into conflict you rather not be. Prestige is also important: stats and power don't matter a whole if it's used in a way that damaged you down the road.

[05:59] <Thunderstruck> has the Karma war changed your outlook on who to sign treaties with?

[06:00] <Cortath> The Karma War has obviously demonstrated to the New Pacific Order that we need alliances that are based off of mutual friendship, admiration and benefit, and that goodwill needs to present in both parties from the top of the alliance to the bottom.

[06:01] <Thunderstruck> speaking of the Karma war. how well is NPO coming along with the surrender terms?

[06:02] <Cortath> Very well, we've complied with everything required.

[06:03] <Thunderstruck> Will we expect to see NPO as the #1 alliance soon?

[06:04] <Cortath> Soon? No. It will take a great deal of blood, sweat and tears to rebuild Pacifica into what it once was.

[06:07] <Thunderstruck> Great answer. Are you a cat or dog person?

[06:07] <Cortath> I like both.

[06:08] <Thunderstruck> Is the Glass half empty or half full?

[06:09] <Cortath> http://despair.com/pessimistmug.html

[06:11] <Thunderstruck> im laughing at that one. Who is your hero?

[06:13] <Cortath> My hero? I don't know if I have a specific "hero," but I'm a big fan of the man in my avatar, Eugene V. Debs. "I am a socialist because I am for humanity."

[06:14] <Thunderstruck> What is your favourite superpower?

[06:14] <Cortath> Having studied Soviet history and politics for many years, it's gotta be them. Not that I support them, but they're certainly the most interesting.

[06:16] <Thunderstruck>What is the funniest incident you've witnessed in your lifetime?

[06:17] <Cortath> The funniest incident in my lifetime? No idea. The American electoral system can be pretty funny, in a "I want to go cry in a hole," kind of a funny.

[06:17] <Thunderstruck> lol. If you were stuck on a deserted island. what are three things you would want with you?

[06:18] <Cortath> I suppose besides a boat and everything?

[06:18] <Thunderstruck> Yes besides them.

[06:20] <Thunderstruck> Personally i would take a 1. hot woman , 2. unlimited supply of condoms and 3. unlimited suppy of Alchohol (for her). if thats any help.

[06:22] <Cortath> The condoms seem counterintuitive. How will you populate your island?

[06:22] <Thunderstruck> Mhmm interesting never thought of that. but then again, wouldent that mean all my children need to become incest?

[06:23] <Cortath> Sacrifices to save the species, I suppose.

[06:23] <Cortath> P***ing in the gene pool is never a good idea. I try to avoid laughing in the face of evolution whenever I can.

[06:23] <Thunderstruck> Your a religious man?

[06:24] <Cortath> No, can't say I am.

[06:24] <Thunderstruck> ok its been almost an hour bout time to wrap it up. so one final question..

[06:24] <Thunderstruck> Who would you turn gay for?

[06:25] <Cortath> Vladimir's legs. Not Vladimir himself, but his legs.

[06:26] <Thunderstruck> lol. Thankyou Cortath for an interesting interview.

[06:26] <Cortath> A pleasure.

Article V: Project #1 - Written by Ada069

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We lost John Rocker to NPO. leaving us to catch up a bit. here are our stats for October

I've taken charge of monitoring the stats of the alliance as we continue to grow.

I started on the 7th. Two weeks later we have grown almost 20k NS, 1000 tech and one new member.

Here are our rankings (Brackets compare to last month)

Alliance score: Ranked #128 (up 5) with 3.07 (up 0.21)

Alliance Tech: Ranked #120 (down 2) with 40,971 (Up 364)

Alliance Infra: Ranked #134 with 139,048 (up 9,617)

Alliance Avg. Strength: Ranked #79(down 19) with 24,173 (down 1682)

Alliance Strength: Ranked #128 (up 4) with 797,694 (up 47,905)

Alliance Nukes: Ranked #94 (up 5) with 240 (up 48)

Article VI: Employee of the Month

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Nominated by Engel

The Award for Employee of the Month for the month of September goes to CEO iClean for his tireless efforts and work in the alliance.

Thunderstruck hopes you enjoy this complementary Chinese takeout

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Write your own article for this newsletter

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Written by Ada069

I'm happy to take ANY articles someone wants to write, it can be about anything CN Related (and not essay length please.) I'm strict regarding personal attacks as well. NO article will be anonymous. There will also be no breaking of the CN forums rules as well. If interested, send me a PM.

Thank you,

Ada069

aka Thunderstruck

Shameless Advertising: JOIN THE CORPORATION NOW!

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So come to our forums at http://cn-corporation.com where good times are guarenteed.

Apologies:

I Apologise for the bad spelling and Grammar involved in this newsletter. I paid more attention to boobs the back of my eye lids during English class. iClean has been missing and I couldn’t find any on short notice. so feel free to laugh at me, thankyou - Ada069.

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Nice presentation. I liked it all, especially the interview- except I would have liked it more if it was undertaken with a bit more professionalism. However, I give kudos for doing it and for picking a good interviewee.

Keep up the great work!

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Nice presentation. I liked it all, especially the interview- except I would have liked it more if it was undertaken with a bit more professionalism. However, I give kudos for doing it and for picking a good interviewee.

Yeah im not one to do anything more formal. i dont plan on questions i ask i just ask. :/ spose i should fix it.

thanks.

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Article III: What really grinds my gears: Treaties?

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Written by Stonewall Jaxon

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Treaties

What, you say? I shouldn't hate treaties, since they've been around since 2006, and the Corporation declared existence with three of them? Well my apologies to almost every non-neutral alliance on Bob, but the idea of a treaty as a "binding contract" has to be one of the politically dumbest practices we have in this game... err... universe. Alternatively, an alliance should simply make friends; if those friends truly support the alliance, they would not let an ally die in a war; that would be just as detrimental to their political power. Already, I think I can hear a peanut gallery shouting, "But Stonewall, who would make someone defend you from a bandwagon?" Well sure, a treaty adds a public "peers pressure" element to going to a war, but do you really want someone fighting for you who do not want to be there? Here's a hint: it won't do you any good; a quick look at the "Karma" War will show you that an alliance "legally coerced" into a war cannot be forced to participate. While I'm looking at the Karma War, I might as well mention that treaties can be outright violated as well as half-assedly carried out (PC, MHA, NPO, to name a few). of course, the concept of the treaty has evolved over time, or should I say devolved, from a clever political means of getting ahead

into an absolutely meaningless waste of paper.

I suppose the evolution began around the beginning of time, although my shoddy knowledge of the time period renders me unable to comment on the political atmosphere. However, I believe I am safe in presuming that the treaty prior to Great War Three was a "binding contract." You signed treaties with alliances on your "side," and if you felt as if the treaty wouldn't hold up in war, it would be cancelled. What I'd rather focus on is the era closest to the current one, the era of the Hegemony and the massive "MDP web," or what I call the "modern era." If one were to graph the sheer number of military treaties over time, the upward slope moving into the "Hegemony" era would be ridiculously steep. Eventually, treaties came to mean things other than a mutual friendship. Perhaps an MDP was needed to unify two competing factions, or maybe it as to protect one alliance from attack against a mutual enemy. Often, treaties were signed simply because the alliances felt they were related well enough through other people, which is a major factor that contributed to the creation of "sides" at all times, rather than each alliance having its own independent political character at a given time. By the time of the Karma War, sure-to-be enemies had MDPs with one another, despite a complete lack of an actually political or personal friendship (either one of which I feel could justify an actual "treaty.")

With the end of the Karma War, the status of the treaty may be in peril. Many alliances even see it as "honourable" to violate a treaty if their "treaty partners" (not necessarily allies, sadly) were committing an "aggressive action." If I may digress for a moment that is total bullcrap: If you make a written commitment to defend someone who makes aggressive actions, you signed a treaty with both their defensive and aggressive actions. Back to the point, with the treaty having little actual meaning, some alliances are stating that every war they fight will be fought with "their friends," regardless of paper. So, to the entire CN community I raise this question: why sign treaties? Why do we all continue to put on this charade of non-binding announcements, when all the treaties of today are practically rendered useless by their sheer volume and overuse? Is it because some of you simply have no friends, so you try to create the illusion of strength on paper? Answer me that:

What's the point?

Well, there's one thing that annoys me, written in about twenty minutes at the same time as a paper on The Scarlet Letter. Next one will be more planned-out, I promise

Amen brother, amen! Preach on, preach on!

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Back to the point, with the treaty having little actual meaning, some alliances are stating that every war they fight will be fought with "their friends," regardless of paper. So, to the entire CN community I raise this question: why sign treaties? Why do we all continue to put on this charade of non-binding announcements, when all the treaties of today are practically rendered useless by their sheer volume and overuse? Is it because some of you simply have no friends, so you try to create the illusion of strength on paper?

Even if you're friends with another alliance you may want to formalize an agreement that specifies what's to be done in specific circumstances. It helps to be prepared. However, few recent treaties are overly specific, including the ones that I've written, so it probably comes down to tradition. People find comfort in the fact that they have a binding agreement with their "friend" so that they know they'll always have their backs. Of course, as you said, this "promise" is becoming less and less viable especially with people starting to sign treaties more for political gain and less to formalize a friendship. So yeah, it's probably mostly that people are set in their ways and a trend is not so easily done away with once it's started, even if there's really no need for it.

For me, I think it's nice to formally announce a friendly relationship with another alliance and a treaty is a good venue for doing so. The specific contents or wording of the treaty mean little to me beyond being amusing for whoever is reading it.

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For me, I think it's nice to formally announce a friendly relationship with another alliance and a treaty is a good venue for doing so. The specific contents or wording of the treaty mean little to me beyond being amusing for whoever is reading it.

A valid point, to which I pose another question: if we know that our treaty partners are honorable enough to uphold a defensive agreement, why announce military treaties? As a way of telling others to "back off?"

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I ignored most of it because I found your spelling and grammar to be rather off-putting (I do accept your apology, however, and your self-awareness regarding the issue is commendable).

The interview was a fun read though, keep including those and I'll keep opening your newsletter.

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