in the Dark?
Is Coruscant so mired in its
own corruption that the Darkside of the Force is rising and threatens to
ruin the lives of all the good citizens of the Republic? An inside
anonymous source claims that Coruscant has risen to an all time high in
corruption. The increase in corruption and the lack of Jedi
Protection on Coruscant leaves every day citizens at risk.
Noted Twilek Senator Orn Free Taa stated that the allegations simply
weren't true. In an exclusive interview with the Courier he went on
to say that "The Senate always puts the people before any
governmental agenda." In addition the senator re-affirmed his faith
in our current system of government. "Things have never been
better in the Republic. That is the very reason why the Jedi have
enough time to handle small disputes in the far Outer Rim in the first
Chancellor Palpatine and Representatives from the Jedi Council were
unavailable for comment on the current trends in corruption.
Good or Bad?
~Rahi Taam, Editor~
As we are all aware the
Military Creation Act was pushed through the Senate very quickly to help
with the problems that have developed with the Trade Federation and the
Confederacy. Led by former Jedi and Political Idealist, Count Dooku,
this growing dissention of the Outer Rim Systems is now developing into a
full fledged war. Those members of the Senate against the Military
Creation Act have all but disappeared in the wake of the Geonosian Jedi
Is it ethical for us to use clones to solve our Military problems?
The Jedi have always been keepers of the peace but does their mandate
cover protecting us from ourselves, and our own arrogance?
While some may see clones as being similar to droids they are most
certainly not droids. According to the Senatorial Cloning
Subcommittee Report findings pointed to some very serious reservations the
Senate Subcomittee had on the matter. What happened to this report?
Why was this report buried in the departmental files never to see the
light of day?
Senator Bail Organa from Alderaan was chair of the Subcommittee and in an
exclusive interview with the Courier shared some of his ideas on the
"The problem when dealing with Clones is that they are sentient
beings. A droid is a machine without feelings and only does what it
is programmed to do. While a clone may be programmed to work a
certain way we have genetically played with their structure to make sure
that these beings do exactly as we tell them to do. Ethically if we
can do that to the clone then we could theoretically do that to anyone.
We are civilized people and should behave in a civilized manner by solving
our disputes by negotiations not wars."
Proponents of Cloning disagree with the
Senator saying that these are no longer valid claims against cloning.
We no longer are given options of negotiations and in order to not be
taken over by the droid army of the Confederacy we need to use the clones.
Is it better to use clones as if they were disposable as droids? As
the debate wages on, so does the war.
ON THE STARZ!!
In the celebrity gossip zone
you will never guess who yours truly saw at the latest Outer Rim benefits
dinner. Senator Amidala from Naboo was accompanied by the handsome
and very wealthy Prince Bail Organa from Alderaan. The former Queen
says she is very worried about Outer Rim territories having equal rights
due to her home planet's position in the Galaxy, but she looked more
interested in the Prince than to only be talking about business if you ask
Also in recent news Jacen Jinn nephew of the late great Jedi Master Qui
Gon Jinn has been spending lots of time on Coruscant lately helping to
promote his latest Holovid this month: "The Force Will Always
Save You." Jinn plays gorgeous Jedi Master Dirk Saviour who is
back to save the stunningly beautiful princesses Jasmina and Eirwen from
the Tolwyn Tribe. The tribe plot to overthrow the ruling family of
Dantooine. Twists and turns a plenty and you'll never guess who the
handsome Jedi Master finds out is behind this plot of madness. This
long awaited blockbuster sequel is already being sold out on pre-orders so
orders yours today!
Jacen Jinn has also been seen at several nightclubs including the
Outlander club. He says he is preparing for his next Jedi Master
Saviour movie, but the ladies at the club don't seem to mind his company.
WHAT DOES THE FORCE HAVE IN MIND FOR YOU?
Metal - If your birth Year
was a 0 or 1 you are strong like steel and just as flexible. Your
upcoming month shows that you need to keep your wits about you. You
will feel attacked on all sides but keep calm, cool and to the point like
the sword of truth, you know the way.
Water - If your birth Year was a 2 or 3 you are able to flow and change
like the rivers and lakes. You can feel to the depths of the oceans
and see all the colors of the rainbow. The next month will be an
emotional time for you. Watch out for any overreactions you might
have; you may feel like you want to crawl into your shell, it might be
best to obey the tides of your mind.
Wood - If your birth Year was a 4 or 5 you are like the trees. You
know how to see and listen without causing too many rustling leaves.
This month you need to listen carefully to what friends and family are
trying to tell you. Has a new breeze been blowing opportunities your
way? You need to listen and see what is coming at you.
Fire - If your birth Year was a 6 or 7 you burn with Passion for
everything. This month be careful that you don't burn too brightly.
The problem with Fire is that when it gets stoked, it can burn out of
control. Remember to keep your temper down and listen to all sides
of a problem, puzzle or argument before making any decisions.
Earth - If your birth Year was an 8 or 9 you are solid and grounded.
You know what you need; no one else can decide that for you. Stay
grounded in yourself and what you know and you will not crack. The
earth must have time to rest and relax before it can continue it's
frenetic pace, slow down and enjoy a quiet month at home.
JEDI ARE YOU??
Who doesn't want to be
a Jedi and be able to run around like Dirk Saviour saving the planet and
galaxy. Take our EXCLUSIVE quiz to find out which famous Jedi you
1. At a party you most often:
A. Have a group of followers on your
every word. (5)
B. Talk to a few people you know but
are relatively quiet. (3)
C. Are quiet and reserved. You
prefer your own company. (1)
2. There's a hot new restaurant in
A. Are dying to try it
B. Might try it but not on opening
C. Might try it one day if you hear
it's good. (1)
3. It's time to get New Jedi Gear, you:
A. Want the latest and coolest gadgets
B. You want only what you need.
C. You need nothing, the Force will
4. What kind of transport do you
A. Something Fast and slick.
B. Something small just for necessary
C. A huge transport for important
5. When do you take out your
A. When I sense a change in the Force.
B. When I am in dangerous situations
C. Only as needed, I will know. (3)
6. What's your Favorite color?
A. Blue (3)
7. Living Force or Unified Force?
8. Should Jedi be allowed to Marry?
A. Yes (5)
C. Leave it up to the Force
9. When given a new assignment you:
A. Follow it without thought
B. Research and prepare thoroughly to
make sure you have all the information on the subject.
C. Go with what the Force tells you.
10. Your Jedi Mandate is:
A. Keepers of the Peace
B. Protect and Serve
C. Follow the Force
10-20 points your Jedi Master is Master Yoda
(male) or Master Adi Gallia (Female). You are wise and know what you need.
You do not choose the path foolishly and always know what the right
decision to make is. You are not reckless but listen to the years of
experience you have gained.
21-39 points your Jedi Master is Master Qui
Gon Jinn (male) or Master Luminara Unduli (female). You
have a great sense of duty and knowledge but there is a bit of a rebel in
you too. You follow the living true Force to face your destiny.
You are always willing to listen but are firm in your beliefs. When
you know something is true in your heart you are unstoppable.
40-50 points your Jedi Master is Master Mace
Windu (male) or Master Shaak Ti (female). You are confident and sure
of yourself. You burn with the passion of both the Unified and
Living Forces intertwined to make you unique and special. Your
skills and knowledge are amazing winning you praise from peers and mentors
alike. The downside is that you are very formidable and at time
unapproachable. Some may see your power as threatening. Learn
to temper yourself a bit.