Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Over One Trillion Eight Hundred Ninety-Six Billion in Shares Sold

Hey, check it out!

This week, Lawrence Lawton delivered a surprise from The Lawton School for Pubbies Who Can't Mine Good corporation: A purchase of 15,000 shares of New Order stock. That's 15 billion isk worth of shares--enough to bring us to the 1,882, 1,883, 1,884, 1,885, 1,886, 1,887, 1,888, 1,889, 1,890, 1,891, 1,892, 1,893, 1,894, 1,895, and 1,896 billion isk marks. In other words, a lot of shares.

The Lawton School earned an exotic Quindecuple Supreme Protector's Tip of the Hat™ for this achievement. You don't often see Quindecuple Supreme Protector's Tips of the Hat™, but when you do, they're always dazzling. With a cumulative total of 53,315 shares to its name, The Lawton School is now the sixth-largest shareholder of all time.


The name "carebear" can be misleading. Too often, carebears don't seem to care about much of anything.

I mean, look at this. This was in highsec.

Agent Mysti Fi tracked down the owner of the unattended Raitaru to set 'em straight.

As you'd expect, Agent Mysti handled things by the book.

Non-compliance is expensive. Compliance, on the other hand, is always worth it.

The Raitaru was confiscated and will undoubtedly be put to better use. Yet there was still an unresolved question:

Our Agent was curious as to which section of the Code should be cited when a carebear corp leaves a Raitaru sitting in space. In situations like these, the Code enforcer has some flexibility. Some, for example, might jump to the bot-aspirancy provision of the Code, which reads as follows:

"Bot-aspirant behavior is not permitted."

Personally, though, I'm reminded of the Kills of the Week post from September 14, 2014, which stated:

"Lately there's been a trend of New Order Agents destroying unlicensed POS equipment in our territory... Carebears, if you wish to do business in highsec, please make sure you get your paperwork in order. Okay?"

(Naturally, such statements from MinerBumping posts are incorporated into the Code, as they are public proclamations from the Saviour of Highsec.)

"But James 315," you ask. "Didn't your post refer to POS equipment, rather than engineering complexes like the Raitaru?" Yes it did, and the post was from the days before such structures existed. But consider, too, the following statement from the Kills of the Week post from December 28, 2014:

"Keep highsec beautiful."

You have to wonder what that carebear was thinking when he chose to violate the Code.


  1. It's confirmed, the keep highsec beautiful clause will authorize agents to confiscate any ugly or untended structures.

  2. the old guard is failing so hard!

  3. Professor Lawton should be applauded for his charitable work.

    Every ISK raised helps bring us one step closer to eradicating miners for good.

  4. The Code is a living, breathing document.


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