01 MAR 3302
Kruger 60 Free has announced that the galactic community has responded with surprising enthusiasm to the recent appeal from conspiracy theorist Ricardo Bentonio. Hundreds of pilots chose to support Bentonio's campaign, bringing him cartographic data so he could prove that the 29th of February 3302 was an 'aberrant day' heralding the imminent collapse of the universe.
Although no indications of universal catastrophe have been reported, Bentonio still appears to believe that the irregular day is a harbinger of humanity's impending doom:
"It will happen – you mark my words! This day is an anomaly, and should never have been. It's the end!"
At the time of writing, the universe continues to exist.
01 MAR 3302
Following the recent retirement of the last Saud Kruger Narwhal from the presidential fleet, critics of the Hudson administration have commented on the decision to make use of two Core Dynamics Farragut-class battle cruisers as presidential transport vessels.
In an interview with the Federal Times, Congresswoman Kristine Lasky said: "These aren't industry-standard ships that can be purchased on the market. These are mainline warships – the largest in the Federal Navy's inventory. That the president intends to make use of not one but two of these ships should seriously concern taxpayers."
"Is it necessary for the president to deploy a battle group every time he visits a foreign dignitary? What message does that send to other heads of state? It looks less like a matter of security and more like a show of force!"
Congresswoman Lasky announced that she will call upon the Federal Accountability Office to investigate the acquisition and deployment cost to the taxpayer, and put forward a measure to limit the president's use of the ships to a handful of occasions per fiscal year.
01 MAR 3302
In this weekly report, the latest GalNet data is assembled to present ten minor factions experiencing civil unrest or lockdown in their systems.
Here are 10 of the 679 minor factions in lockdown:
Ix Chim Jet Life Ltd
Arabrigur Emperor's Grace
Hou Mayo Patron's Principles
Traditional LP 245-17 Law Party
Natural BD-00 4461 Constitution Party
Gang of Wolf 12
Independents of Arimil
LTT 10462 Crimson Advanced Co
Barons of Miki
Lockdowns increase the security rating for a system but also have a negative effect on the system's wealth. Increased bounty hunting activity can shorten the lockdown period.
Here are 10 of the 674 minor factions experiencing civil unrest:
Menambe Blue Posse
Kartamayana Fortune Services
Caraswang Gold Public Inc
Crimson Comms Limited
Bunuson Empire League
10 Iota Cygni Values Party
Left Party of Akualanu
Partnership of Taribes
BD+59 1851 Resistance
Civil unrest is caused by illegal activity within the system as well completing contracts from more nefarious sources. The wealth rating and standard of living will suffer when a system contains civil unrest. Combat missions and activities can be utilised to end civil unrest.
Data is correct at time of publishing.