Archive for August 10th, 2004

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Japan says “Fly Me To The Moon”

2004/08/10

22 Thermidor, CCXII; Gacudai Gannen, Xitxigaçu 7; August 10, 2004

NEWSFLASH, QUIÒTO, JAPAN:

In a surprising announcement Her Majesty the Emperor and Louisiannan First Président, Jean-François Young announced today the now unified space efforts of these two countries. This speech was carried live to Louisianne via Télétoile, then disseminated via aero-stats.

Most of President Young’s speech focused on internal issues for Louisianne and foreign policy, but he also spent a large portion speaking of the unified space effort now extant between Louisianne and the Empire of Japan.

Speaking of the space effort, President Young said:

“Finally, if we are to win the battle that is now going on around the world between freedom and tyranny, the dramatic achievements in space which occurred in recent years should have made clear to us all, as did the German satellite at the start of an CCXI, the impact of this adventure on the minds of men everywhere, who are attempting to make a determination of which road they should take. Since early in my term, our efforts in space have been under review. With the advice of the Council, and the Chairman of the National Space Exploration Committee, we have examined where we are strong and where we are not, where we may succeed and where we may not. Now it is time to take longer strides—time for a great new enterprise—time for this republic to take a clearly leading role in space achievement, which in many ways may hold the key to our future on Earth.

“I believe we possess all the resources and talents necessary. But the facts of the matter are that we have never made the republic-wide decisions or marshaled the countrywide resources required for such leadership. We have never specified long-range goals on an urgent time schedule, or managed our resources and our time so as to insure their fulfillment.

“Recognizing the head start obtained by the Germans and others with their large rocket engines, which gives them many perceived months of lead-time, and recognizing the likelihood that they will exploit this lead for some time to come in still more impressive successes, we nevertheless are required to make renewed efforts on our own. We are not alone in this effort. We are joined, partnered with the honorable Japanese in this race for space. While we cannot guarantee that we shall one day be first, although the field is currently left to Louisianne and Japan, we can guarantee that any failure to make this effort will make us last. We take an additional risk by making it in full view of the world, but as shown our own successful launches of three satellites, this very risk enhances our stature when we are successful. But this is not merely a race. Space is open to us now; and our eagerness to share its meaning is not governed by the efforts of others. We go into space because whatever mankind must undertake, free men must fully share.”

“…I believe that this republic and this empire should commit themselves to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man or woman on the moon and returning him or her safely to the earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to humankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space;…

“We propose additional funds for other engine development and for unmanned explorations—explorations which are particularly important for one purpose which this nation will never overlook: the survival of the man or woman who first makes this daring flight. But in a very real sense, it will not be one man or woman going to the moon—if we make this judgment affirmatively, it will be an entire republic and empire.”

“…[W]e are not alone. We have friends and allies all over the world who share our devotion to freedom. May I cite as a symbol of traditional and effective friendship the great ally I am pleased to visit today— Japan. I have looked forward to my visit to Japan, and to my discussion with Her Majesty the Emperor, as a meeting of particular significance, permitting the kind of close and ranging consultation that will strengthen both our countries and serve the common purposes of world-wide peace and liberty.”

“It is with great pleasure that I announce the end of our negotiations with the Japanese, and the co-union of our space programs, and am pleased to unveil Le Cygne’s sister ship, Cumo Maru, which will be used in our ongoing space efforts. It was agreed upon by Her Majesty the Emperor and myself that this goal of attaining the honor of landing on the Moon for the Louisiannan and Japanese people should be achieved before the end of ten year’s time.”

The new space agency is known in english as the “Transoceanic Alliance for the Exploration of Space” but will be more frequently referred to in the media as ATOE, from the french “Alliance au Travers l’Océan pour l’Exploration de l’Espace.”

Media questions are asked to refer to this address:

http://www.geocities.com/bo_arthur/atoe/index.html

Interviews with Prince Fumihito, director of the Imperial Space Agency and Jean-Louis Cattin, director of the Comité National de l’Espace Loiusiannais are expected to be available in the next two days.

Mission goals for Louisianne and Japan are stated as being:

1) Successfully launch human beings to space and return them to Earth.
2) Establish and orbital base of operations to aid in exploration goals, and serve as a construction platform for deep space vessels.
3) Build and Launch before the end of the decade a ship capable of safely transporting humans to study the moon and report on their findings.
4) To learn of the Solar System at large and increase our knowledge of our surroundings.

Those pilots who will venture into outer space are referred to as cosmonauts or utxùhicòxi. It is expected, however, that the Cambrian press will refer to them as ‘Bethinauts’ both original terms deriving from ‘Universe Sailor.’

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Louisianna Postures on Haÿti

2004/08/10

22 Thermidor, CCXII (August 10, 2004)

Quiòto, Japan

In a speech delivered today at the Imperial Palace, and transmitted via the orbiting Télétoile, President Jean-François Young addressed the Japanese, Louisiannan and world media. A portion of his comments were directed particularly to the Haÿtian/Hispagnolan Issue.

His comments regarding the Louisiannan Policy on Haÿti and Hispagnola:

“III. ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL PROGRESS ABROAD

“I stress the strength of our economy because it is essential to the strength of our nation. And what is true in our case is true in the case of other countries. Their strength in the struggle for freedom depends on the strength of their economic and their social progress.

“We would be badly mistaken to consider their problems in military terms alone. For no amount of arms and armies can help stabilize those governments which are unable or unwilling to achieve social and economic reform and development. Military pacts cannot help nations whose social injustice and economic chaos invite insurgency and penetration and subversion. The most skillful counter-guerrilla efforts cannot succeed where the local population is too caught up in its own misery to be concerned about the advance of those who would subjugate them.

“But for those who share this view, as in the Louisiannan Zone of Hayti we stand ready now, as we have in the past, to provide generously of our skills, and our capital, and our food to assist the peoples of the less-developed nations to reach their goals in freedom—to help them before they are engulfed in crisis.

“This is also our great opportunity in an CCXIII. If we grasp it, then subversion to prevent its success is exposed as an unjustifiable attempt to keep these nations from either being free or equal. But if we do not pursue it, and if they do not pursue it, the bankruptcy of unstable governments, one by one, and of unfilled hopes will surely lead to a series of totalitarian receiverships.

“Earlier in the year, I outlined to the Assembly a new program for aiding emerging nations, as in Hayti; and it is my intention to transmit shortly draft legislation to implement this program, to establish a new Act for International Development, and to add to the figures previously requested, in view of the swift pace of critical events, an additional 34 million écus for a Council Contingency Fund, to be used only upon the Council’s determination in each case, with regular and complete reports to the Assembly in each case, when there is a sudden and extraordinary drain upon our regular funds which we cannot foresee—as illustrated by recent events in Hayti—and it makes necessary the use of this emergency reserve. The total amount requested—now raised to 130 million écus—is both minimal and crucial. I do not see how anyone who is concerned—as we all are—about the growing threats to freedom around the globe—and who is asking what more we can do as a people—can weaken or oppose the single most important program available for building the frontiers of freedom.”

President Young went on to ask for increased funding for pro-liberty radio stations to be broadcast in the languages of the Caribbean basin.

After his speech, President Young was asked regarding a Louisiannan ‘Economic Missions’ in Haÿti and Hispagnola. His sole response was “We are currently seeking resolution with His Majesty Dieudonné III with regard to eastern and western Economic missions to help support the Haÿtian and Hispagnolan peoples in this time of integration into the Empire of Saint-Domingue. We expect a favorable response soon to our requests, and will begin prompt deployment in the hopes of bolstering this people before mid next-(republican)-year.”

No further questions were answered.

IBAP