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Matar Ronin

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  • Quafe Convoy Destroyed By Caldari Forces On Caldari-Gallente Border in EVE Communication Center

    Aria Jenneth wrote:
    Teinyhr wrote:
    This thread is pretty much the most solid evidence in a while that even a "liberal Caldari" is just one inconvenient truth and incident away from Diana Kim-esque mental gymnastics on shifting blame and utter inability of admitting their own faults or inconsiderate attitudes.


    Please bear in mind that "Liberal" means something different in the State: it's a term for a specific political faction favoring increased trade and involvement with the rest of New Eden. Caldari tend to be indoctrinated in loyalty from birth, and virtually all have engaged in some kind of armed service to the State. It's a very martial culture, and very trusting of authority, so when something happens that casts people that they'd have thought of as peers of a kind as unambiguous villains, the first thing to pop to mind is, "That doesn't sound like us. What the hell happened?"

    That goes for the Liberals as much as anybody.

    The word you might be looking for is jaalan, or "dissident." I'm maybe a little bit one of those, or might be, if I were still in the State (I have some pretty strong feelings about Caldari, and Achur, attitudes toward bloodlines). I've taken the course jaalan tend to be encouraged to, and left to find a home elsewhere.

    The culture's still really hard to shake, though. I have barely any pleasant memories of the State itself left anymore-- my main recollection is of being a prisoner there, my status as a "person" in doubt after an issue with cloning (the one that caused the memory loss), but the culturally-inculcated "facts" my head is full of still have a lot to say.

    That's not to say I think the State necessarily acted wrongly here. There's a lot of strangeness, and I do want to know more clearly what happened. What apparently happened is cartoonishly awful, so....

    But I'll admit I might be too close to this, even now, to see clearly. Those of us in, or from, the State might all be. But it doesn't quite mean we're wrong.
    Please bear in mind I strongly suspect not many would care to have you define cultural and political terms for them.

    You admit to having severe memory loss and being basically a broken person. That doesn't enhance your resume.

    Let me share with you the view and perception from outside of your head; you seem to always have a strange very different meaning for every common situation.

    I doubt seriously if most pilots here on IGS would consider Pilot Tuulinen a Caldari dissident, and just telling us that word in another language would not change that most likely majority opinion. It simply comes across as just a kinder gentler version of a Kim-esque semantic game where freedom equals chaos, unless you mean freedom from Gallente influence.

    IGS communications are conducted in this common language, I do not often muddle it with Matari words because it's counter productive to communicating ideas to the largest possible audience here. Caldari are proud to use their language and there is no problem with their pride, it just makes their message less understandable to the great majority of us on IGS who are not Caldari.

  • Quafe Convoy Destroyed By Caldari Forces On Caldari-Gallente Border in EVE Communication Center

    Pieter Tuulinen wrote:
    When does criminal revolt become lawful protest?

    When you win, I guess. You'll notice that Heth was never even charged with offences pertaining to those protests, let alone convicted of them. In fact I believe that there was a general amnesty offered to anyone involved, on the grounds that they were a legitimate protest against intolerable labour conditions and practices.

    But, hey, if your grasp of law is such that nuances such as being charged, tried and convicted are unimportant to you then, hey, little point in my talking to you. Nice attempt at dredging up unconnected statements of mine and stitching them together into an entertaining puppet show, though. Almost like someone has an ace to grind.
    This is what it sounds like when you sacrifice your public credibility instead of just honestly admitting when you have misspoken. Pilot Tuulinen you are among friends and people who have respect for what you say, I am fairly sure not many expect you to be perfect all the time, just honest when you examine and discuss the facts with us.

    If you can not do that, there is nothing nuanced about the damage it will inflict.

  • Quafe Convoy Destroyed By Caldari Forces On Caldari-Gallente Border in EVE Communication Center

    Pieter Tuulinen wrote:
    Matar Ronin wrote:
    The scary thing is that when one of your past criminals pulled off a dynamic high visibility crime you made him your leader.

    You have to admit that kind of track record will cause people to look and listen with great interest when a new dynamic crime is committed. Pilot Tuulinen if your way of approaching things was the way of the CEP many outside of the State would be less tense, but your sort of grounded thoughtful patriotism is not what the State is projecting, and that is a shame indeed.

    On the outside we wait to see if reason or paranoia takes over in the State, while the soulless murmurs of the chants for total war gain footing and grow ever louder. I don't think the New Eden Cluster could allow another paranoid racist provist regime to run the Caldari State and it's potent war machine again, certainly many would take serious steps to abort that occurrence by any and all means available. Rightly so unfortunately.


    Well, let's address these in the order you brought them up.

    Tibus Heth was not a criminal when he became leader of the State,
    Silly me I thought that whole take over of the foundry was not quite in line with Caldari laws.


    It is a deeply sad thing when even reasonable sounding people rewrite the past to suit their needs instead of being true to the well known facts.

    Tibus Heth was a racist criminal when he rose to power and was still a racist criminal when he was driven from power and fled with his tail between his legs like a cowardly cur. You might look backwards with rose colored glasses but for those of us who are clear eyed the facts of his rise and fall don't change with our needs of the moment, they are and will remain, what they are.

  • Quafe Convoy Destroyed By Caldari Forces On Caldari-Gallente Border in EVE Communication Center

    Pieter Tuulinen wrote:
    The thing I find kind of disgusting is the assumption that we somehow need the Fed to be offended by the destruction of our own Citizens for us.

    They're State citizens. I'm already upset that we lost that many of them to some sort of tragedy (whether it be a tragedy of errors or a deliberate atrocity). I don't think anyone is happy that this has happened and I think everybody is ready for criminals to be punished, those who made mistakes to be shamed for them and for faults to be admitted to and learned from.

    Frankly, once I learned that these were State citizens who were dead, I was a little confused as to why the likes of James and especially Scroter were involved at all. What, exactly, is your axe to grind? It's an internal matter and we've been punishing our own criminals for a couple of centuries now.
    The scary thing is that when one of your past criminals pulled off a dynamic high visibility crime you made him your leader.

    You have to admit that kind of track record will cause people to look and listen with great interest when a new dynamic crime is committed. Pilot Tuulinen if your way of approaching things was the way of the CEP many outside of the State would be less tense, but your sort of grounded thoughtful patriotism is not what the State is projecting, and that is a shame indeed.

    On the outside we wait to see if reason or paranoia takes over in the State, while the soulless murmurs of the chants for total war gain footing and grow ever louder. I don't think the New Eden Cluster could allow another paranoid racist provist regime to run the Caldari State and it's potent war machine again, certainly many would take serious steps to abort that occurrence by any and all means available. Rightly so unfortunately.

  • Quafe Convoy Destroyed By Caldari Forces On Caldari-Gallente Border in EVE Communication Center

    Seven freighters of empty bottles, kind of boggles the mind.

    What kind of cash flow does Quafe enjoy if that much product is consumed. Pilots we all may be in the wrong business!

  • Quafe Convoy Destroyed By Caldari Forces On Caldari-Gallente Border in EVE Communication Center

    Jaret Victorian wrote:
    Why would anyone transport empty bottles across multiple systems through a border to fill them up with a product and then send for distribution? It's 18 jumps.
    It is called a business model sir. They are a very very profitable corp. Instead of questioning why a corp that has fleets of ships kept profitable by their proven business model you might want to instead pick up some pointers on how they make isk.

  • Quafe Convoy Destroyed By Caldari Forces On Caldari-Gallente Border in EVE Communication Center

    How many Caldari Navy Admirals would need to convene before a statement of:

    "After being told to stop, the seven Quafe unarmed cargo ships all disobeyed direct communications from the Caldari Navy warships ships actively targeting them and were destroyed while attempting to cross the Caldari-Gallente border."

    That kind of statement leaves little doubt that although a brutal killing of defenseless cargo ships took place, they at least had a chance to avoid instant death, but instead chose not to take it.

    Absent such a simple and clear explanation, that would be easy to give if it had taken place, and would not risk spilling any classified information as to any other reasons why the Quafe cargo ships were exterminated like vermin, the reasonable conclusion is that no such decent human warning was issued.

    A simple "stop or I'll shoot" warning to seven lumbering freighters is not too much to expect from the highly trained and superbly skilled members of the Caldari Navy is it?

  • Quafe Convoy Destroyed By Caldari Forces On Caldari-Gallente Border in EVE Communication Center

    Aria Jenneth wrote:
    James Syagrius wrote:
    Olive branch? You offered him an insult in the form of an ultimatum, not an olive branch.

    ....

    No you’re not Ms. Kim, she is an honest advocacy, while you use duplicity and the illusion of cooperation to subvert. You claim you are willing to work with anyone… as long as they follow 'your' guidelines without question. That is very Caldari of you. "We want peace... as long as we get everything we want." I was neutral about your effort at first, but have come to understand that it is simply the latest effort by those loyal to the State use peace as a weapon.


    These messages brought to you by yet another wholly impartial person with no overly-large, barbed, double-headed axes to grind at all.

    Pilot Jenneth apologists in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

    You are the living embodiment of the old saying "People who don't stand for something, will fall for anything!"

  • 927 Combat Roam, Ships & Ordnance Supplied! in EVE Communication Center

    Deitra Vess wrote:
    Price limit? Or just any alpha capable ship? I might have sonething for ya....
    Alpha capable Minmatar ship.

  • Quafe Convoy Destroyed By Caldari Forces On Caldari-Gallente Border in EVE Communication Center

    Seems like Quafe corp operating in the Caldari State has new tech that even capsuleers do not have.

    I do not know of any modules that are available to freighter pilots that would allow them to break tackle and make a run for the jump gate before being tackled again. The lumbering giants are not exactly nimble and quick.

    So for ships that might have been smuggling things or people OUT of Caldari space why the need to blow them up when you could easily capture, board, and have proof to flaunt to the entire cluster?

    The Caldari Navy and Caldari State are riddled with paranoid trigger happy maniacs who think every Gallente themed item is a directed attack against them. Honestly I am just surprised this does not happen more frequently. These guys are the gang who can't shoot straight, so why not rack up a few kills against freighters with your own citizens flying in it? They have no regard for life so sacrificing thousands to make a point is no big deal.

    I guess their slimy alliance with the slavery cult is having some profound institutional impact on them after all. This is a stain on a Navy that has long been respected for it's effectiveness, now it's acting more like criminal pirates, truly a sad day for all who like me still have respect for the tenacious spirit of the Caldari people.

  • 927 Combat Roam, Ships & Ordnance Supplied! in EVE Communication Center

    The pilot who submits the best brawler fit quick locking Minmatar Ship with tackle, max DPS, and max EHP that Alpha pilots can fly will win a Plex.

    Up close and in your face combat toughness is what we are seeking. We want our squadrons of alpha pilots to be able to bring maximum pain as quickly as possible for as long as they can last.

    We are hoping to expand our capabilities and think outside the box of our own experiences, so if you are one of the better ship fitters let me see what you can do with this simple challenge.

  • The Like and Get Likes Thread - Renewed (Again) in EVE Communication Center

    Hello LAGLeers, I have been away working with no time to fly, but I am back now. I hope all is well with everyone.

  • The Like and Get Likes Thread - Renewed (Again) in EVE Communication Center

    Hello LAGLeers, I watched "The Great Wall" tonight, the latest Matt Damon film, and as could be expected it delivered solid entertainment. I have to give it to the guy, Matt Damon is an excellent film maker and picks his projects well.

    The film set in ancient China is just epic enough to keep your eyes on the screen without going overboard with it's scale. You still can connect with the leading characters even in the midst of a titanic conflict. That is due in no small part to a really good job of casting and the actors, both leading and supporting, all doing very well in their adequately written roles.

    This one is worth the price of admission and presents a colorful cinematic treat for the eyes. A big thumbs up to the director of photography, director, production/scenic designer, costumers, and armorers. This team had all their creative juices flowing and it results in some absolutely stunningly beautiful scenes and fascinating gadgets appearing on screen.

    I hope the film does well enough for this production/ post production team to create another film together, because they got mad skills!

  • The Like and Get Likes Thread - Renewed (Again) in EVE Communication Center

    I guess the servers are not quite as robust as one might think. Keeping track of these on going an updating conversations must be more difficult then it seems to the non-IT type of person like me.

  • The Like and Get Likes Thread - Renewed (Again) in EVE Communication Center

    It was a bit of a surprise to see we needed a new location again.

  • The Like and Get Likes Thread - Renewed (Again) in EVE Communication Center

    Geetings to all LAGLeers in our new domain.

  • The Like and Get Likes Thread, Renewed in EVE Communication Center

    Hearts. flowers, and candy to all LAGLeers! Enjoy whatever positive sentiment this day brings, it will take an entire year to celebrate it again.

  • The Like and Get Likes Thread, Renewed in EVE Communication Center

    It keeps me out of trouble, because I can always out work everyone who needs eight hours sleep every night.

  • The Like and Get Likes Thread, Renewed in EVE Communication Center

    I will read what all you LAGLeers have to say after I catch a few hours sleep. The life of an insomniac.

  • 927 Combat Roam, Ships & Ordnance Supplied! in EVE Communication Center

    Many pilots do not indulge in classic holovids, subsequently many truly clever comments pass right over their heads.

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