Seven Years Later; Still No Answers

An Opinion
by Ares Kiden

(UUNN HQ)  Tomorrow is the Solrain holiday Alkotó … Founders Day . . . The Closing  . . . it’s a traditional, ancient holiday and it’s a business holiday (end of the Fiscal Year for almost every Solrain company). 

But it’s also the day the lights went out seven years ago — the anniversary of The Catastrophe —  and it seems like everyone has forgotten about it.  Five years ago there was a symposium to debate and discuss  its possible causes.  There were two groups formed from that symposium but there does not appear to be any record of a subsequent work effort from either group. Continue reading


Let OBI Know You Won’t Stand for Bully Tactics

A UUNN Editorial
by Fence

OctBurger Industries (OBI) thinks it can suppress information about its products and maintain its market share by bullying and threatening. And while Octavius has a long history of resolving issues through wars, duels and fights – this is none of those. OBI did not challenge Askume or me to a duel. This is not about an honorable (if bloody) solution to a dispute between parties. This is a feeble attempt to bully people into ignoring the fact that their products are inferior and easy to replace. This is a sad alternative to a lawsuit they know they would lose.

And the worst part about it is that they’ve chosen to make two Octavians their targets! Are they deluded? Have they been hitting the Oct Light too hard? Maybe this would have worked on a Sol, a Quant or a Hyperial . . . but when you call-out an Oct, you’re going to GET an Octavian — in your face.

Unfortunately, we have not been directly challenged … we’ve just had private bounties placed on us. Short of heading over to their corporate offices and shooting-up the place, we don’t have a lot of recourse. But maybe there’s something we can ALL do together. Maybe we can register our collective displeasure in a very simple, direct way: we stop buying and eating OctBurger Industries products! So … no OctBurgers … no Baby Bitz … no SlugNuggets … no BloodBlizzard shakes. And my guess is, that if a lot of us join together to do this, then maybe the OctBurger Board of Directors will wish we had chosen to come shoot-up the offices instead.

So I, personally, call on pilots — all pilots – to join me in boycotting all OctBurger restaurants and OctBurger frozen foods. To show your solidarity with us, just sign your name or leave a brief message in the Comments section below this editorial.

They can bounty a pilot or two. They can even double or triple the current bounties. But they cannot bounty everyone and they cannot hope to stand against our united opposition.