- Feb 19, 2011
- The Heart of Dixie
HEADLINESAircraft Carrier Wasp Begins Fitting Out Process - Minuteman Military Press
The aircraft carrier CRSS Wasp begins it's fitting out process where it will be receive it's complement of weapons, aircraft and crew before being assigned to a carrier task group. The Continental Military Command Council ordered a rush job on the completion of the carrier last year after construction was resumed in the face of increasing tensions in several global hot spots and as an overall increase in spending on naval warships. The carrier is destined for operations within the Thaumantic and perhaps beyond with regional and DDI partners. The Wasp will join Hornet and Yellowjacket as the Continental Navy's third aircraft carrier. In other military news, the CMCC has been ordered by the President to raise the alert level to Condition Four in response to Justosian threats against Sylvania and DDI allies.
President Breckenridge Places Embargo on Justosia - Baldwin-Whitehall City Magazine
After ejecting a diplomatic delegation to Sylvania from Justosia and closing the Justosian embassy to Sylvania, President Breckenridge has ordered an embargo on Justosia. The Embargo forbids any Sylvanian from and Sylvanian business from doing business with or traveling to Justosia. The Sylvanian embassy in Justosia has been vacated and closed. Sylvanians still in Justosia at the time for the embargo will be returned home at the expense of the Sylvanian government to ensure that all Sylvanians are able to return home safely and without financial hardship.
President Breckenridge has also called upon the allies in the DDI to do the same and denounce the tyrannical Justosian regime once and for all.
"The only way the Justosian will learn is to be isolated from the rest of the world. We must hit them where it hurts, in their pocketbooks. Perhaps by damaging the Justosian economy we may force their people to make demands for real change in their government. Until then the Justosian government will continue to milk their people for all they are worth for the Justosian crown's madman military spending policies. The only reason they have been allowed to come this far is because of the threat of global communism, well we have ignored them for far too long. I call upon the nations of the world to follow our example. May God strike down the Justosian tyrants! Render not unto tyrants!"
The President has also raised the military alert level over possible Justosian retaliation for his calling of the embargo, stating: "They are not to be trusted, their foreign policy has been that of a madman's, it is only a matter of time before they use their increasingly large military against the free nations of the world."
Residents in West Sylvania Protest Fracking. - Twin Echo Post Gazette
Residents in the state of West Sylvania face off against counter protesters in the state capital of Twin Echo who are pro-fracking as both anti and pro fracking groups meet in the capital city to have their say. Residents against fracking are afraid of the ecological effects that the fracking is having on local water supplies and geological stability of the region. Fracking has caused an increase in micro earth quakes the happen a few times every month, sometimes waking up residents in the early morning or sending pets scattering yelping and whining at what seems to be nothing. Pro-fracking groups are arguing for even more lax regulations on natural gas companies. Currently the fracking boom has brought in several thousand jobs to the region in the last few years as young people from across the country come to West Sylvania to join with drilling and exploration teams offering lucrative pay for little in the way of experience requirements.