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Postby Nulla Bellum » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:12 pm

The office of Senator Null Bella of the Liberal Democrat Party issued a short congratulatory statement to the Civil Union Party for the first round victory of Nick Haverkamp in the Senate Presidential elections. Delighting in the fact that the Liberal Democrats' two votes in the Senate put Haverkamp in the lead, the controversial ultra-libertarian polemicist and best-selling author fanned his trademark neon orange punk rock mohawk and lead a small crowd in a chant of "Free Markets Rock! Free Markets Rock!" Afterwards, Bella autographed copies of the latest book in his now 14-part Why Communism Is F***ing Stupid series.

Reached for comment later, Senator Bella expressed well wishes to Senator Vig on his recent release from the hospital.
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Postby Davincia » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:13 am

Nulla Bellum wrote:The office of Senator Null Bella of the Liberal Democrat Party issued a short congratulatory statement to the Civil Union Party for the first round victory of Nick Haverkamp in the Senate Presidential elections. Delighting in the fact that the Liberal Democrats' two votes in the Senate put Haverkamp in the lead, the controversial ultra-libertarian polemicist and best-selling author fanned his trademark neon orange punk rock mohawk and lead a small crowd in a chant of "Free Markets Rock! Free Markets Rock!" Afterwards, Bella autographed copies of the latest book in his now 14-part Why Communism Is F***ing Stupid series.

Reached for comment later, Senator Bella expressed well wishes to Senator Vig on his recent release from the hospital.

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Postby Department of Elections » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:06 pm

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Nulla Bellum wrote:The office of Senator Null Bella of the Liberal Democrat Party issued a short congratulatory statement to the Civil Union Party for the first round victory of Nick Haverkamp in the Senate Presidential elections. Delighting in the fact that the Liberal Democrats' two votes in the Senate put Haverkamp in the lead, the controversial ultra-libertarian polemicist and best-selling author fanned his trademark neon orange punk rock mohawk and lead a small crowd in a chant of "Free Markets Rock! Free Markets Rock!" Afterwards, Bella autographed copies of the latest book in his now 14-part Why Communism Is F***ing Stupid series.

Reached for comment later, Senator Bella expressed well wishes to Senator Vig on his recent release from the hospital.

Senator Agramonte purchases a handful of his colleague's books from a man in a trench coat outside at 3AM.

"Careful," the man says. "You'll overdose if you read too much of this shit."
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Postby Nulla Bellum » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:21 pm

Senator Null Bella was spotted kicking a hackey-sack in front of the Fernão Senate building and challenging reporters to a game. When asked about the Senate Presidential elections, in which the center-left candidate Vienna Eliot holds a slight lead over the center-right candidate Nick Haverkamp, Senator Bella replied "there's two more days of voting. If we had first past the post voting, Haverkamp would already have it. Hopefully the tsunami isn't keeping Civil Union senators from showing up to vote."

Civil Union candidate Nick Haverkamp narrowly won the first round of voting with the two votes of the Liberal Democrat Party, which had pledged to coalition with the CU.
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Postby Roosevetania » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:18 am

Nulla Bellum wrote:Senator Null Bella was spotted kicking a hackey-sack in front of the Fernão Senate building and challenging reporters to a game. When asked about the Senate Presidential elections, in which the center-left candidate Vienna Eliot holds a slight lead over the center-right candidate Nick Haverkamp, Senator Bella replied "there's two more days of voting. If we had first past the post voting, Haverkamp would already have it. Hopefully the tsunami isn't keeping Civil Union senators from showing up to vote."

Civil Union candidate Nick Haverkamp narrowly won the first round of voting with the two votes of the Liberal Democrat Party, which had pledged to coalition with the CU.

A reporter asks Senator Bella what the heck the Civil Union is, and reminds him that a few senators voting will not alter the national outcome which is determined by millions of votes. Another reporter asks the senator why he thinks FPTP is a fair voting system. A third reporter asks if and why such childish behavior by a senator is appropriate for someone running the country.

[No OOC offense, it's all IC :)]
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Postby Nulla Bellum » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:24 am

Roosevetania wrote:
Nulla Bellum wrote:Senator Null Bella was spotted kicking a hackey-sack in front of the Fernão Senate building and challenging reporters to a game. When asked about the Senate Presidential elections, in which the center-left candidate Vienna Eliot holds a slight lead over the center-right candidate Nick Haverkamp, Senator Bella replied "there's two more days of voting. If we had first past the post voting, Haverkamp would already have it. Hopefully the tsunami isn't keeping Civil Union senators from showing up to vote."

Civil Union candidate Nick Haverkamp narrowly won the first round of voting with the two votes of the Liberal Democrat Party, which had pledged to coalition with the CU.

A reporter asks Senator Bella what the heck the Civil Union is, and reminds him that a few senators voting will not alter the national outcome which is determined by millions of votes. Another reporter asks the senator why he thinks FPTP is a fair voting system. A third reporter asks if and why such childish behavior by a senator is appropriate for someone running the country.

[No OOC offense, it's all IC :)]


Senator Bella responds to each question in turn. "The CU is the center-right party which won the first round of voting for the Senate President. Their candidate Nick Haverkamp is the mayor of... wait for it... the city we're standing in." Senator Bella added "Biased media much?"

"First past the post voting is fair in a constituent election. If the Senate feels we Senators should be led by one particular Senator, enough Senators *will show up to do their job* to decide that in one election. I'd expect my constituents to vote me out of office if I wasn't here..."

"I'm not running the country, yet. I am showing up to do so."
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Postby The Miaphysite Church of Coptic Archism » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:05 pm

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In an industrial park in Fortaleza's suburbs, which mainly processes scrap metals, the Industrial Scrap Workers' Union of Fernão has organized sit-ins occupying the land and making regular work impossible. An anonymous union organizer explained that the primary goal of the sit-in is to obtain higher standards for the laborers, after an incident nearly a week ago, when worker Nutan Ashtikar was killed in a machine malfunction. The factory's supervisors reportedly told other workers to get back to work, and not mention the incident to friends or family. Investigation and conversation with workers has proven this incident to be only the straw that broke the camels' back, in fact other similar incidences have occurred in the past, even at the same factory.

When asked, most protesters said they would "most likely" vacate the premises if ordered to do so by the police, but a large majority said they would act in self-defense if the factory supervisors and/or private security attempt to restore control.

Ex-President and more recently failed presidential hopeful, Senator Vishal Vig, was seen meeting with union organizers and talking with protesters. When asked, Senator Vig said his party's roots were in unionism, and he would offer whatever support he could to the protest. This is a pivot to the left for the ex-president, who typically has assumed a public center-left position when in positions of power. It can be theorized that the recent surge of centrist support for the Popular Alliance has left the core RGA a more radical bloc.

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Postby New World Oceania » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:26 pm

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Mazarkhet, Ma'abara | July 21, 2017 | Evening

"You're a fucking coward."
Vienna inhaled quietly and slid his face out of his hands, gently gripping his chin.
"I know," he whispered.
Elsinore left the room and threw the door behind her, slamming it into the wall. Clint came out of the closet.
"I don't think you're that bad," he said, followed by the sound of something shattering in the hallway outside. Vienna looked at him with a sort of disgust.
"Did you look over the speeches?" Vienna was quiet.
"Vienna," Clint said. "Did you look over the speeches?"
"Yes," Vienna said. "I looked them over."
"Any edits?"
"None."
"What'd you think of the end to the victory speech? I know we'd used that phrase on billboards. It was a great quote. Who came up with it — it was you, right?"
"I didn't read the victory speech."
Clint paused, tied his finger around that idea, cutting of the circulation and watching it turn pink, and then released, as if to feel some semblance of assuring what he had just heard without having to toe the line of his boss's frustration by asking — you didn't read it? Vienna spoke before he could put together a response.
"Have you seen the numbers? They don't show them to you, do they?'
Clint said nothing.
"We are down in Zionshire. Way down. Turnout is bad. People don't care. They aren't excited."
"I'm sure it's an anomaly."
"Don't be. Proofread the concession speech. The victory party starts in three hours."

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Postby Nulla Bellum » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:35 am

ooc: I know it's Civic Union, not "Civil Union." Senator Bella has an... odd sense of humor.
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Postby Nulla Bellum » Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:43 am

The raucous thrash metal music intro to Senator Null Bella's weekly right-wing radio show bleeds into Bella screaming "WHO WANTS TO ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT LONG?"

"Well my fellow perverts and pretties, you can't. You wanna know why we can't rock all night long?"

(rock music plays plays followed by a record scratch then silence with crickets chirping)

"You wanna rock all night all night but nooooo we gotta shut down! Can't have fun too late at night. The show must end! You can't party and get down and chant for the band to come back and do an encore, two encores, three encores! You want to know why?"

(guitar arpeggio fades into minutes of crickets chirping)

"You want more, but you can't have more! Because...

(funeral dirge)

"Because the (censor bleep) unions want overtime pay! They're there at the concert with you, hell they're getting (censor bleep) paid to be there, selling t-shirts, pouring drinks, sweeping trash, working the lights, taking tickets at the door, whatever. They're even getting your girlfriend to (censor bleep) their (censor bleep) in a train for the chance to meet the band backstage after the show THEY shut down because they want overtime pay! As if getting paid to be at a (censor bleep) concert and getting their (censor bleep) sucked and (censor bleep) isn't enough, they want more money so the venue shuts the party down. (censor bleep) unions!"

"Let's take some calls..."
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Postby New World Oceania » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:09 am

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"Ready?"
"If you are."
"Shut up. Go on stage. I love you."
"And you..."

Vienna had asked for a specific track to be played as he walked out, if he had won. The Mother We Share, by Chvrches. He couldn't hear if they were playing it. But he could hear the crowd. Against all good reasoning and advice from his security team, he took the stairs into the crowd and began shaking hands.

The music had ended by the time he made it back to the stage. He took the podium and began to speak.

"Thank you! Thank you so much. My fellow Fernãoans,

"I stand before you tonight, grateful. I am humbled, thrilled, and, looking out at you tonight, a little incredulous. But this is no dream — this is the promise of our birthright as Fernãoans.

"Make no mistake. I know how we got here — and who to thank. People like Kurkjian Leier. Raised in poverty. The first of her family to graduate college. A New Guernsey field organizer for our campaign.

"Tonight, because of our supporters like Kurkjian, I can thank millions of people who got up early, or came home late, to join their neighbors in that sacred democratic tradition: voting peacefully for change.

"This victory happened because many of you contributed some of your hard-earned paychecks, put yard signs on your lawn, put in long hours making evening calls or, just put a bumper sticker on your car.

"It happened because of the inspiration I draw from my daughter and my wife, who told me one night while I was pacing, frustrated, through our house: never forget — when they go low, we go high!

"It happened because of my partner, a candidate for vice president from Sarkar, who left behind the safety nets and the status quo to join a campaign that spoke about progress.

"It happened because our president talked about issues like inequality, things our nation hadn’t talked about enough.

"It happened because so many people on the opposite side of the aisle put personal belief before party, because so many said no to the politics of division, and yes to a defining idea: we are stronger together.

"Fernão, I believe that we can seize this future together, because we are not as divided as our politics suggest. We are not as cynical as the pundits believe and we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions. It doesn't matter whether you are black or white or European or Asian or indigenous or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, or straight or queer — in our nation, there is a place for you.

To quote from Whitman — "O me! O life! Of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities filled with the foolish — what good amid these, O me, O life? Answer. That you are here — that life exists, and identity: that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse."

That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse.

What will your verse be?

Thank you all. God bless you, and long live Fernão."

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Postby Jutsa » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:51 am

William Walker leans over to Havercamp.

"Would you like a cupcake, now?
I usually bring doughnuts, but this was a special occasion,
and I figured you could use a delightful pick-me-up."

William then shows a box full of assorted chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with
pink icing - some of which contain sprinkles.

"Might I recommend the velvet one with white icing?"
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Postby Ainin » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:26 am

"Who the fuck are you?" a startled Nick yells as a random stranger carrying a suspicious package bursts into his office unannounced.

The Fortaleza Police has William Walker arrested for breaking and entering into City Hall.
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Postby Paketo » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:44 am

Haverkamp Election night event

It was quiet and somber as most rallies were after the opposition had been announced the winner. Senator Dannon was of course present as the party Chairman of the CU. He put a hand on the shoulder of Senator Haverkamp and told him "You ran a good campaign Nick" before walking out on stage to a large podium in front of the quiet crowd.

Clearing his throat, he began to speak into the microphone "The election may have not gone our way but we are thankful for all the support you have given us. Let it be known here however that this loss is only a momentary stop. The CU will charge forward undetterrred and fight for the citizens and of Fernão so that they may enjoy all of their god given rights. We will continue fighting for a better Fernão and a brighter future. Thank you for the support you have given to Senator Haverkamp and Senator Agramonte over this campaign."
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Postby Anere » Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:39 pm

Outside of Senate building

Just below the Senate building of Fernao, a crowd gathered eagerly to witness the speech about to take place. Just as more people arrived, a line of men and women began to form behind the podium. They were all of different skin tones, eye colors, and genders. All stood quietly, waiting for the speaker to arrive.

Out of the Senate building came Senator Angelina Acosta. She wore what she liked to call her "Parliamentary Green". Strutting across the stage confidently, she smiled at the onlookers, now numbering in the hundreds, and even waved at a baby. She gave a confirming nod to the men and women standing behind her. She went up to the podium, smiled, and pressed her hands firmly together.

"I will make this brief. I came from a wealthy Portuguese family. Unlike many of you, I, admittedly, had a silver spoon in my mouth. However, I knew that the high life was not my thing, would never be my thing. I came to Fernao to help the men and women here struggle for their independence and rights. I came here under possible pain of death because, finally, I was doing something I loved: I loved fixing injustice, balancing the scales, and making things better for folks like you, who didn't have the same opportunity as me. So, naturally, when I notice a fault in our system, you can bet all of your money that I would want to fix it."

She paused, sipped some water, and continued,

"The men and women standing behind me today are from different places in Fernao. They practice different religions, different cultures, and on. But there is one thing that unites them; all of the men and women standing behind me now have been victims of some sort of slavery-related or human trafficking incident. Lucia, the brave girl behind me, was forced into a car, driven five hours from her home into a shack with women sex-slaves and barely got out with her life. Ahmed, to my right, was attacked by three men that wanted to ship him off to different foreign countries to do work. Thankfully, all of the men and women you see behind you got out with their lives and dignity, but who knows who didn't?"

"And I ask you, can someone name a law passed by any government in Fernao at this moment which bans such terrible acts, much less punishes them? No. Can you name any law that helps victims? No. In truth, the government and the opposition, whoever they may be at the time, are to busy being at the necks of the other rather than giving a damn. In our Criminal Code, there is NO mention of slavery-like and/or human trafficking offenses. None. Zero. Nada."

"That is why I called you here today. I am calling every one of you to call upon your Senator, your government, and tell.. no, demand.. that they support the Slavery and Human Trafficking Act, which would prohibit crimes such as slavery, peonage, sale into slavery, etc. And this is just the beginning. If our efforts are fruitful, than maybe we can pass more laws to protect more people and to help thwart dangerous traffickers. But that cannot happen unless the Senate wises up and votes to protect common right. Thank you, that is all I have to say."

The crowd cheered for a while and people came up to the stage to offer condolences to the trafficking victims.
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Postby Jutsa » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:07 pm

In court:

A pale attorney dressed in grey paces in front of the stand.
"Mr... Walker."
"That's me!"
"Where is your attorney?"
"I'm my own attorney!"
"Oh really?"
"Yuhuh!"
"Alright, Mr. Walker. It says here you've been accused... of breaking and entering... into city hall."
"Yes sir, that is correct!"
"Well... did you break into city hall?"
"Not exactly, sir, no."
The attorney strokes his beard for dramatic effect.
"Then would you care to explain to the court... what exactly you did do?"

"Sure! I was delivering some cupcakes to people around the office as celebration to Vienna Eliot's presidential victory.
I had knocked on Nick's door because he wasn't at the party, but he wasn't answering. I shook the knob a bit to see if it
was unlocked - and, indeed, it was unlocked. Well, I figured he was assassinated or something so I burst through the door
to make sure he was ok! Then he phoned the police while I tried offering him some cupcakes and attempted to
shout into the phone that it was just me. Evidently they didn't care for my message!"

"Mr. Walker... that's still breaking and entering."
"No it's not, it's just entering!"
"That's still illegal."
"We all entered this room, didn't we?"
"Well, yes, bu-"
"Does that mean we're all felons?"
"... No"
"Exactly! And the only physical harm that took place was to my cupcakes, which were in the package that Nick called me in for."
"Where is this package, Mr. Walker?"
"Ask those guys, they confiscated it."
A dark policeman sitting near the front stands up.
"Your honor. We did obtain the package in question... and, all we could find were a few chocolate cupcakes with pink icing."
The policewoman next to him giggles unprofessionally.

"Alright, Mr. Walker..." begins the judge. "Since no harm was done, and no real signs of damage or a forced
break-in seem to have been found, we'll let you off the hook this time. But promise me something. Next time someone
doesn't answer their door, don't burst into it like a raving lunatic."

"I'll try, sir."

"Then the court sees to it that this man is hereby not guilty!"
The judge then hits his desk with his gabble.
"Case dismissed."
The attorney gives William a scorned look.
William gives the attorney a jolly smile.


"Say, uh, Mr. policeman... were are my cupcakes, off chance?"
"Oh, well, we weren't sure you'd get out, so we just sorta ate them."
"Were they delicious?"
"Not really"
"I thought they were pretty good," chimes in the policewoman.
"No they were not."
both officials start laughing.
"Well, this is outrageous," William says as he storms off outside the building to see a lone reporter who never appeared at the
presidential speech for some reason or another.


"Mr. Walker, after just getting this job, you were arrested just an hour ago. What were the crimes that you committed?"
"I tried to offer someone a cupcake."
"Mr. Walker, I'm going to need a better story than that."
"I think getting arrested for offering someone a cupcake would be a very good news headline."
"... You may be onto something there."
"See? There you go. Good day."

William then slips on a banana peel and flies backwards, into the reporter.
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Postby Davincia » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:52 pm

In a start contrast to Leopoldo Agramonte's race against Alexios Viel, the Civic Union senator has caused an uproar for his staunch refusal to accept the presidential election results. Meeting a large crowd of supporters on election night, he referred to Vienna Elliot as "a political weakling" and Adam Kahn as "a coward, more loyal to Her Majesty in London than any citizen within Fernao." Accusations of anti-Semitism have begun to follow the former naval officer, although Agramonte himself has not commented on this rumor or on the surge in negative press coverage.
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Postby Nulla Bellum » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:10 pm

Senator Null Bella of the Liberal Democrats Party sat drinking a beer at the bar at the Haverkamp / Agramonte election night party, feeling disillusioned. He watched as the Eliot administration announced its cabinet on television before sneering and scoffing. Already Civic Union politicians were taking seats in Eliot's administration, the opposition, which meant Haverkamp's campaign was undermined by party disloyalty before the first vote was ever cast... "Civil Union" indeed. The center-left center-right marriage of connivance sickened Senator Bella. Fernão needed a real right-libertarian party, and the Civic Union wasn't it.

Bella staggered a towards the door, a bit intoxicated, and nearly knocked over a CU intern.

"Get of out my way you god damn commies!"
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Postby Socialist Nordia » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:56 pm

New Guernsey:

Governor Jayesh Gadhavi is sitting in his office, consumed by stress. It had been over a week since the earthquake. Over a week with no assistance from the federal government. He had done what he could in the previous days, but the question lingered; would it be enough? He feared simultaneously it would be too much. A copy of the New Guernsey Examiner sat on his desk, the cover lambasting him for violating the Constitution. A week ago Gadhavi had ordered seizure of luxury properties and unused homes in less damaged areas of New Guernsey to be used to shelter survivors who had their homes destroyed. The compensation offered wasn't at market value, for New Guernsey was too desperately poor to fully compensate without massive cuts to other areas. He figured he wouldn't worry about this. He hadn't been taken to court yet. If they want to give the property back, they'll have to pry it from the hands of suffering children. It won't happen. The Coast Guard had been ordered to transport some victims out of New Guernsey, but Gadhavi wondered if mainland Fernão could take in enough of the refugees. relax he thought. Right now, all that matters is keeping the death toll as low as possible. State authorities and militias were in the process of finding survivors still, and they will not stop, federal support or not.

Gadhavi at least knew the CU was taking time out of government. His only hope was that President Eliot would be able to enact much needed federal legislation to help New Guernsey's people live. I swear, if the new government can't help, I want another referendum.
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Postby Tectonix » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:30 pm

Senator Alexios Viel had been strolling down the roads of Fortaleza, a smile on his face. He'd watched as the television announced him as the nominee for Secretary of Health and Labour, and he was determined to ensure that he fulfilled his job. He had allowed one of his private bodyguards to follow him around that night, seeing as he might be a potential target now that he was a Cabinet nominee.

As he turned a corner, he entered a small, minimally-lit park some miles away from the Haverkamp election party, which he had passed by some time before. The park was deserted, except for a lone figure hunched over on a park bench in front of a small lagoon. Curious, Viel approached the bench from the side, his bodyguard making sure to stand slightly in front of him so any bullets would be stopped by his bulletproof vest. The figure didn't turn to him as he reached the bench and sat down, silently contemplating the refracting light dancing above the inky lake. The man's hair quickly tipped Viel off that it was Agramonte, though he didn't want to announce his identity just yet. The two sat there for maybe ten minutes in wordless introspection, before he finally said, "Tough day, mate?"
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Postby The Miaphysite Church of Coptic Archism » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:44 pm

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Exclusive Interview with Senator Vishal Vig
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Vishal Vig speaks with Plácido Nascimento in our FNN studio.


- (Fortaleza, Fortaleza) Vishal Vig is a national senator who in the past days has been a loser in two presidential elections. We sat down with him in our studio to hear his thoughts on recent events.

"Senator Vig, what's it like losing two presidential elections on just about consecutive days?" Vishal laughs.

"You know, I've learned in politics that when you're running, you have to hope for the best and expect the worst. Obviously people don't run hoping to lose but I'm not heartbroken. I still have a job in the Senate at the very least."

"And how do you feel about the winners of the elections, Vienna Eliot and Indira Tamboli?"

"Hmm, I don't think it's the politically smart answer, but I'm hopeful. President Eliot ran on a grassroots campaign, his cabinet is possibly even more diverse than mine was, and he's promising real change for Fernão. I'm excited to see where this movement goes. And obviously, Indira and I go way back. We worked together from the very beginning to protect the nascent democracy of our nation and I have confidence she will continue to do this as President of the Senate."

"You've lost your elections, you're not in RGA party leadership and you're not in the Cabinet. Do you now consider yourself a political outsider?" Vishal takes a moment to think.

"I don't think a former President of the Republic will ever be able to tap into the 'outsider' cliche. I do have a lot more free time nowadays to focus on jobs like fighting for workers rights in a scrap factory, which is an issue I'd lov-"

"You had a lot of health issues that contributed to the accusation that you 'disappeared' during your term as president. How has your medical situation developed?"

"I'm certainly fairing a lot better than I was. We have some of the best medical staff in the world here in Fernão and I hope we can work to make sure all citizens have access to this excellent standard of care."

"Finally, where do you go from here? What's the plan for Vishal Vig?"

"I am still a national Senator, and I will be working hard in the legislative to make sure the entire government keeps doing it's absolute best for the people of the nation. I will work with my party and others to push forward our ideals, and I hope to continue making Fernão a better place to be. We'll see how it goes from there."

"Senator Vig, thank you for coming down to the studio."

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Postby New World Oceania » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:30 pm

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From the Desk of the President-Elect
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RE: the Industrial Scrap Workers' Union Sit-Ins
The disgruntled workers of our nation are tired of their government's inaction on labour rights. Our administration recognizes this, and we sympathise deeply with their frustration. It has been months since the first reading of the Labour Protection Act was invoked, and since then the Senate has been embroiled in partisan battle after partisan battle — not one genuinely substantive legislation making it to the President's desk. But playing the blame game will not help the workers of our country, nor will it ease the Senate's gridlock.

Our administration, with the Department of Health and Labour, is fully committed to seeing real workers' rights introduced to Fernão. This administration will not sit idly by as hundreds of thousands of people go to dangerous workplaces for little pay, terminated for exercising their right to form a union. We hope that all of us, no matter our partisan affiliation, are able to see the genuine strife afflicting the people that make our nation possible everyday. We invite all Senators, Governors, and Assemblymen across the nation to join us in our fight to ensure the well-deserved rights of every worker.

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Alexios Viel
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Postby Nulla Bellum » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:23 pm

Several arrests were made after Senator Null Bella visited the scrap metal worker sit-in to record sound bites for his controversial right-wing talk radio show. The Senator got into a heated discussion with the workers which ended with punches being thrown and the Senator yelling "Get back to work or go home you lazy bums!"

Outside a Forteleza hospital, Senator Null Bella gave a statement to reporters on camera while blood still streamed down his face from a wound sustained in the argument with the scrap metal workers.

"This is despicable. Our new president-elect is already siding with violent socialist terrorists barely even a month after the terrorist attack at the airport. My wife was killed by leftist (censor bleep) like these animals. Seizing a production facility and shutting it down and preventing business owners and corporations from conducting business IS TERRORISM. The strike at the scrap metal works is illegal and it should be dispersed immediately. Our president-elect should not be greenlighting more terrorism fueled by the hateful anti-business eliminationist rhetoric on every page of the Communist Manifesto!"
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New government gets overthrown by new-new governement and becomes old-new governement
New-new government gets nuked by old-new governement.
Old-new governement takes over.
Old-new governement no longer has any citizens to run for office.

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Postby Davincia » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:06 pm

Tectonix wrote:Senator Alexios Viel had been strolling down the roads of Fortaleza, a smile on his face. He'd watched as the television announced him as the nominee for Secretary of Health and Labour, and he was determined to ensure that he fulfilled his job. He had allowed one of his private bodyguards to follow him around that night, seeing as he might be a potential target now that he was a Cabinet nominee.

As he turned a corner, he entered a small, minimally-lit park some miles away from the Haverkamp election party, which he had passed by some time before. The park was deserted, except for a lone figure hunched over on a park bench in front of a small lagoon. Curious, Viel approached the bench from the side, his bodyguard making sure to stand slightly in front of him so any bullets would be stopped by his bulletproof vest. The figure didn't turn to him as he reached the bench and sat down, silently contemplating the refracting light dancing above the inky lake. The man's hair quickly tipped Viel off that it was Agramonte, though he didn't want to announce his identity just yet. The two sat there for maybe ten minutes in wordless introspection, before he finally said, "Tough day, mate?"

"Yeah..." Leopoldo grumbled. The night air cooled him down steadily, and he sighed. He had grown accustomed to disappointment in his own strange way, but the feeling dissipated when Sabrina, his wife, stepped forward from the shadows. She had assisted with cleaning up the election party before going out to search for her husband. The park was his go-to location in times like these, and she was well-aware of the fact. "I've been looking everywhere for you--" she proclaims her worries before noticing Alexios Viel, finding herself stunned to find two old rivals together in one place. "H-hello, sir. Pardon my husband if he has said anything crass while I was gone." Sabrina took a small bow before sitting next to Leopoldo.
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