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  • Date of Birth: 2013-02-14 21:12
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Tarek Raimo

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  • The Federal Frontier: A new Federation-focused Capsuleer news site in EVE Communication Center

    Of course, after all those are our names for those planets and our sun. The Gallente just kept mispronouncing them in confusing ways so the current solution made communication smoother.

    We do have to acknowledge though that the Intaki have felt the repression of the ultranationalists in the past harder than we have, and some historical wariness can arise from that.

  • The Federal Frontier: A new Federation-focused Capsuleer news site in EVE Communication Center

    Kolodi Ramal wrote:
    There's no danger of Intaki culture being lost. You mentioned the Jin-Mei but it's obvious you don't actually know anything about them or how their cultural integrity is maintained. You mention the Matari but the way you express your concerns belittles the real experience of cultural destruction that the Matari have faced.


    Speaking as a Jin-Mei myself I can support this statement in saying that our cultural integrity is alive and well. Of course the Lirsautton system of today doesn't compare to the solar system which it once was - it doesn't even retain it's old name which my people have given up to integrate within the Federation. The iconic Quafe company has its headquarters on our homeworld and the influence of Gallente culture is everywhere, but does that make us Jin-Mei Gallente? No, but it does make us Federation Citizens.

    We still live and govern our society by traditional ways and we retain much of our lifestyle and values from times long before we encountered the first spacefaring civilisations, and the Federation actually empowers us to do so. In all honesty I don't see why the same couldn't be the case for the Intaki. As others have rightly pointed out, many Intaki live fully integrated into the Gallente Federation yet still retain their identity.

  • The Federal Frontier: A new Federation-focused Capsuleer news site in EVE Communication Center

    I would not dispute that there are professional and dedicated people within the FIO who want to serve the citizens of our nation. I just doubt that the highest decision-makers are a guarantee that they can do that. Instead I see a troubling trail of self-serving political manoeuvres.

  • The Federal Frontier: A new Federation-focused Capsuleer news site in EVE Communication Center

    The military installation which is still down there should be decommissioned and the place turned into a museum and memorial that reminds us how even the most well-intentioned societies can go astray.

    To use a civilian tourist attraction and thriving business district as a "human shield" is deeply amoral and in contradiction with the Federation's ideals.

  • The Federal Frontier: A new Federation-focused Capsuleer news site in EVE Communication Center

    Julianus Soter wrote:
    perhaps on your own media venue?


    You mean on Crossing Zebras? I have heard it said that this outlet is firmly in hands of Pandemic Legion capsuleers and their sympathisers Blink

  • The Federal Frontier: A new Federation-focused Capsuleer news site in EVE Communication Center

    Aria Jenneth wrote:
    The Caldari see things their own way. They don't insist that their way of seeing things is right or proper for anyone else. Interpretations differ, and they're fine with that.

    ... Is this view one that's widespread in the Federation?


    The federation is in its essence a great experiment which has at its foundation the goal to build a multicultural and multi-ethnic society based on a rough consensus. Ideally many different views are widespread in such a society. If your question was meant to ask whether this is the current political mainstream, then the answer is sadly no. Too much political capital can easily be gained by keeping alive the spectre of a unified threat posed by the Caldari.

    In reality, most Caldari are literally minding their own business. As an officer active in the border zone, my impression is that the only belligerents are desperate extremists who can at best be considered fringe elements of Caldari society.

  • The Federal Frontier: A new Federation-focused Capsuleer news site in EVE Communication Center

    ... and this exchange shows beautifully how the same action can be interpreted in entirely different ways.

    Al that is left for us who inherited the world formed by such actions and their interpretations is to gather as much wisdom from this legacy as we possibly can.

  • The Federal Frontier: A new Federation-focused Capsuleer news site in EVE Communication Center

    Aria Jenneth wrote:
    The traditional definition of strength includes doing stuff like throwing Grandpa out into the snow when food runs low.


    The way I read ancient Caldari tradition, Grandpa would actually walk out to die in the cold voluntarily, using his sacrifice to petition the Cold Wind spirit to spare his family.

    Tovil-Toba's act can actually be seen in the same light. It was the act of a desperate man during a desperate time. What makes his act so objectionable in the eyes of many is its gratuitousness. He had already achieved his objective, the blockade had been broken. His suicide dive just served as an act of retribution so that "SOME part of Gallente Prime would know what it was like to receive death from the skies" as Pieter Tuulinen put it.

    Compare that to the actions of Admiral Visera Yanala who refused to indiscriminately bombard a planet and laid down her life. Her sacrifice paved the way for the ousting of Tibus Heth and it was so strong as a statement that even warmongers like Jacus Roden and Mentas Blaque had no chance but to accept a peaceful settlement of the Caldari Prime crisis.

  • The Federal Frontier: A new Federation-focused Capsuleer news site in EVE Communication Center

    There is something to be said for thinking beyond the historical narratives we have been brought up with.

    For example it is still a widely held conviction among historians all over the cluster, that the Nouvelle Rouvenor attack may have been an inside job. Historical records exist which support either view, but in the Federal Standard Curriculum for history the whole thing is conveniently declared as an act of a racist Caldari splinter group.

    Maybe a piece like this demonstrates how deep the divide between subjective realities can be?

  • The Federal Frontier: A new Federation-focused Capsuleer news site in EVE Communication Center

    I am sure the guardians of acceptable thought will appreciate our latest contribution more.

  • The Federal Frontier: A new Federation-focused Capsuleer news site in EVE Communication Center

    Funny how they have a blind eye for some, but find a minor technicality to hit some others with.

  • The Federal Frontier: A new Federation-focused Capsuleer news site in EVE Communication Center

    Villore Accords disavowed by the FDU! Is there a political agenda? The authorities deny it.

  • The Federal Frontier: A new Federation-focused Capsuleer news site in EVE Communication Center

    Soter is a man who faces pressures of leadership. I have the privilege of thinking differently because my responsibilities are different.

    Edit: I am glad that you recognized my efforts. It is my foremost intention to establish dialogue.

  • The Federal Frontier: A new Federation-focused Capsuleer news site in EVE Communication Center

    Makoto Priano wrote:

    To be honest, given my opinion of Soter...


    Care to elaborate Priano-haani? I have known Julianus Soter as a man of strong convictions and belligerent personality, but also as a man of true integrity. My desire is to build bridges and the first step to achieve this is to understand what stands in the way.

  • The Federal Frontier: A new Federation-focused Capsuleer news site in EVE Communication Center

    Aria Jenneth wrote:
    Mr. Raimo? Just so you're aware who you're talking to, Che is a sometime wormhole dweller.


    That is just the thing. In Anoikis, all we find is mysteries, other capsuleers and those who have volunteered to work as their crews. In the low-security border zones we can find colonists, settlements that were forgotten or written off by the nations which once established them, baseliner fleets and even unsuspecting highsec capsuleers who took the wrong turn.

    There are so many more millions of innocents who we see suffering in those lost regions, and that is the burden I am speaking of.

  • The Federal Frontier: A new Federation-focused Capsuleer news site in EVE Communication Center

    Che Biko wrote:

    Although...maybe the target audience is the Hawks?
    -Ché Biko


    Not per-se.

    I can understand that many of our fellow citizens will not see things the same way. The life in the de-militarized border regions can be hard and unforgiving. Not only do we have to deal with the remnants of Provist terrorism and unrelenting Caldari militants, but also capsuleer outlaws, Amarr slavers and crusaders, incursions by powerful independent capsuleer alliances from null-security space, the Serpentis Corporation and all manner of other criminal elements.

    It is a harsh and dangerous life. To many who live in peace within the borders of our nation, it may seem almost inconceivable how the capsuleers of the volunteer militias can be so callous and vindictive, but we are all confronted with death, human tragedies and atrocities on an almost daily basis. This is a heavy burden for any human being, and it changes a person almost as much as the act of becoming a capsuleer itself.

    Particularly, many of us have lost their tolerance for political subtleties. The diplomatic finesse of usual interaction on that stage appears empty and vain in the face of conditions we face.

    Old Man Star may be just one gate-jump from Villore, but the realities of low-security space could not be further from what goes on in the lobby-chambers and parliamentary foyers of the capital, let alone life in the cities of Luminaire.

  • The Federal Frontier: A new Federation-focused Capsuleer news site in EVE Communication Center

    Nai Arto wrote:


    Also, when did I stop being Soter?



    You were accused of that? That's amusing.

    One thing I am sure of: Julianus Soter is not the sort of person who would need others to stoke controversy on his behalf. Blink

  • The Federal Frontier: A new Federation-focused Capsuleer news site in EVE Communication Center

    Makoto Priano wrote:


    One of these assumes leaflets overshadow the success of the Inquest and millions of lives saved.

    The other...?


    You regrettably misinterpret the context Priano-haani. The report reflected the disappointment of the dedicated Villore Accords capsuleers that someone would abuse this important event for baseless and petty propaganda against our commanding officer. A group so fanatical that they would even show such disregard for the crisis at hand just to spread their message of hate represents a threat to us all.

    The information uncovered during the inquest - not least by your organisation - shows clearly how even a small group of cunning deviants with enough resources can instigate terrible disasters. We mustn't allow the next Vulture or Rook the time to set their plans in motion.


    Also, to re-interate: The Federal Frontier is a publication written by, and directed at, capsuleers of the volunteer militias. They both want to and deserve to be informed of the actions we take to further our cause. The Federal Frontier should be interpreted as such. Our decision to make it public was made in service of transparency, not for the purpose of creating an instrument for propaganda, let alone a platform to glorify our alliance commanders.

  • The Federal Frontier: A new Federation-focused Capsuleer news site in EVE Communication Center

    Makoto Priano wrote:
    Bataav was actually accredited as part of the ARC delegation, interestingly. I can only assume he told Tarek Raimo that to get Tarek to stop following him around. It was sort of uncanny how Raimo was hovering around and somehow always conveniently ten to fifteen meters from Bataav.


    I appreciate your inquisitive mind but if one chases mysteries in the depths of space for too long, it is probably inevitable that eventually a tendency sets in where one sees patterns even when there are none.

    I would like to point out that we encountered generally at your own information centre and the inquest hall. Incidentally both locations attracted many capsuleers who were actively interested in the proceedings. It so happens that both Bataav and myself were among them. It would appear only natural that you would often see us at the same time considering those circumstances.

    As for the implications I quoted, I did maybe misunderstand, and it might have been a ruse to get me diverted. Whatever it may have been i didn't give it credence anyway as I said. What was said was pure conjecture between the both of us.

  • The Federal Frontier: A new Federation-focused Capsuleer news site in EVE Communication Center

    Aria Jenneth wrote:


    I still wish I'd remembered that we'd approved involuntary treatment; I did get him to the lab, but he wouldn't sit still to be cured.



    How odd. An Amarr-supported resolution for forced vaccination with an agent that was at this time purely experimental, but by the time it was actually effective you couldn't persuade one of your clergy who was - according to you - delusional to submit to treatment.

    You attempt to defend your Empire's proposed extreme measure, but yet you also claim to be unable to rally your own people for treatment. At the same time you hide behind the State's desperation. Where do you really stand in all of this?

    My eyes were opened by ARC when they explained to me why they voted against the "no extreme measures" proposal. I understood that this would have lead to a potential outcome where the Caldari would be the only nation stuck with a planetside outbreak. Why were you so eager to sentence Caldari citizens to death? Did you seek to weaken the Caldari even more so they would remain beholden to your Empire?

    Gallente capsuleers were in acceptance of a measure that went against the desires of the Federation, while Amarr capsuleers simply sought to maintain superiority over the proceedings and keep the most inhumane options open for them.

    Clearly, even as capsuleers you remain incapable of leaving the tenet of Amarr superiority behind. There is nothing that can be construed as a defence for that divisive and extremist clergyman, and as outsiders it was him we saw most prominent during the proceedings.

    You are a capsuleer and you were called upon to be a judge over millions, yet you passively yielded the stage to a man who you yourself declare as delusional.

    You and all other Amarr capsuleers should have reigned that madmen in, but you couldn't because you are still subject to an outdated hierarchy which does not allow you to do so.

    Maybe you learned something from this