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Post by Langben » 05:15:21 Monday, 10 November, 2014

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Post by Flamelord » 05:49:36 Monday, 10 November, 2014

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Topic: She Comes


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T̤̭̰̩̟̻͔͛̍ḧ̹̞̝̠͓ͣͅė̜͓͖̲͖̱̫ ͙͉̜̩͍̩̯̆̊̓B͓̹̞̳͕͎ͧ͂̽́̆u̠̮̘ͮͭ͆̓ͬͩ̚r̝̙̺͇̜̭͖ͭ͑n̻̼͔̻̦͉ͣͅe̫̝ͥ̿̈́ḏ̒̓̓̽ͪ͑͗ ̭̀͒̿W̮̫̳̒o̻̞͙̘̪̜̍͆m̫̪͍̦̲͛̃̓̅a̗̩͙̓ͧ̓̈́̆ͬͬn͚̺̠̬̫̻̤ͥ̓͆͆ͬ̓̾ ̅ͨ̒͌̍̀w̦͙a̎l͎͍̥̠̲̬͓̑̆ͥͤ̾̃̀k̗̘̜͍̻̝̟ͨ̍̐ͫͩͮs̺͉͚
̹̗͇͗͗ͮPͮ̎̅̉̓̆h̯̞̻̯͓̼͓͊̎̋͊o͖̮͊ͭ̒̓̇b̫̤ͨͩ͋͐̆õ̠̖̼̤̱̞͂͋s̱͕͈͈͚̀̽̾̿̆ ̝̼̺̠͎̝ͣ̎̇w̤̣͍̆̇ͯͬa̦͌̋s̳̦͈ ̻͙̖̠̰͙͍ͣ̔j͉̩̆̏̒ͬ̐ͬ̚u̝͓ͭ̆͂ͩs͚ͫṯ͉̼̦͚̉̑̓̅̃̂̓ ͉̟̄t͖̤ͦ͋ͧ̃ͦ͆͗h̯͖͔̗̥͑́̐ͫ͂͒e͍̰̖̼̻ͤͭ ̻̦̙̙̏̐b̤̼̙̏ͦͧ̅ͅe̻̬͖̟̤̻ͧ̄͑̆̽̍͑ḡ͓̬̹͉̼̥͌̑̋̀̌̊ͅi̯̠̱̠͊̎ͬnͮ͑n̟̞͋ͤ̿̃̾ͩ̄ȉ͕ͧ̍n̤͒ͭ͆g͇̯̗̯͋̾̅ͭ̃
T̤̭̰̩̟̻͔͛̍ḧ̹̞̝̠͓ͣͅė̜͓͖̲͖̱̫ ͙͉̜̩͍̩̯̆̊̓B͓̹̞̳͕͎ͧ͂̽́̆u̠̮̘ͮͭ͆̓ͬͩ̚r̝̙̺͇̜̭͖ͭ͑n̻̼͔̻̦͉ͣͅe̫̝ͥ̿̈́ḏ̒̓̓̽ͪ͑͗ ̭̀͒̿W̮̫̳̒o̻̞͙̘̪̜̍͆m̫̪͍̦̲͛̃̓̅a̗̩͙̓ͧ̓̈́̆ͬͬn͚̺̠̬̫̻̤ͥ̓͆͆ͬ̓̾ ̅ͨ̒͌̍̀w̦͙a̎l͎͍̥̠̲̬͓̑̆ͥͤ̾̃̀k̗̘̜͍̻̝̟ͨ̍̐ͫͩͮs̺͉͚
̹̗͇͗͗ͮPͮ̎̅̉̓̆h̯̞̻̯͓̼͓͊̎̋͊o͖̮͊ͭ̒̓̇b̫̤ͨͩ͋͐̆õ̠̖̼̤̱̞͂͋s̱͕͈͈͚̀̽̾̿̆ ̝̼̺̠͎̝ͣ̎̇w̤̣͍̆̇ͯͬa̦͌̋s̳̦͈ ̻͙̖̠̰͙͍ͣ̔j͉̩̆̏̒ͬ̐ͬ̚u̝͓ͭ̆͂ͩs͚ͫṯ͉̼̦͚̉̑̓̅̃̂̓ ͉̟̄t͖̤ͦ͋ͧ̃ͦ͆͗h̯͖͔̗̥͑́̐ͫ͂͒e͍̰̖̼̻ͤͭ ̻̦̙̙̏̐b̤̼̙̏ͦͧ̅ͅe̻̬͖̟̤̻ͧ̄͑̆̽̍͑ḡ͓̬̹͉̼̥͌̑̋̀̌̊ͅi̯̠̱̠͊̎ͬnͮ͑n̟̞͋ͤ̿̃̾ͩ̄ȉ͕ͧ̍n̤͒ͭ͆g͇̯̗̯͋̾̅ͭ̃
T̤̭̰̩̟̻͔͛̍ḧ̹̞̝̠͓ͣͅė̜͓͖̲͖̱̫ ͙͉̜̩͍̩̯̆̊̓B͓̹̞̳͕͎ͧ͂̽́̆u̠̮̘ͮͭ͆̓ͬͩ̚r̝̙̺͇̜̭͖ͭ͑n̻̼͔̻̦͉ͣͅe̫̝ͥ̿̈́ḏ̒̓̓̽ͪ͑͗ ̭̀͒̿W̮̫̳̒o̻̞͙̘̪̜̍͆m̫̪͍̦̲͛̃̓̅a̗̩͙̓ͧ̓̈́̆ͬͬn͚̺̠̬̫̻̤ͥ̓͆͆ͬ̓̾ ̅ͨ̒͌̍̀w̦͙a̎l͎͍̥̠̲̬͓̑̆ͥͤ̾̃̀k̗̘̜͍̻̝̟ͨ̍̐ͫͩͮs̺͉͚
̹̗͇͗͗ͮPͮ̎̅̉̓̆h̯̞̻̯͓̼͓͊̎̋͊o͖̮͊ͭ̒̓̇b̫̤ͨͩ͋͐̆õ̠̖̼̤̱̞͂͋s̱͕͈͈͚̀̽̾̿̆ ̝̼̺̠͎̝ͣ̎̇w̤̣͍̆̇ͯͬa̦͌̋s̳̦͈ ̻͙̖̠̰͙͍ͣ̔j͉̩̆̏̒ͬ̐ͬ̚u̝͓ͭ̆͂ͩs͚ͫṯ͉̼̦͚̉̑̓̅̃̂̓ ͉̟̄t͖̤ͦ͋ͧ̃ͦ͆͗h̯͖͔̗̥͑́̐ͫ͂͒e͍̰̖̼̻ͤͭ ̻̦̙̙̏̐b̤̼̙̏ͦͧ̅ͅe̻̬͖̟̤̻ͧ̄͑̆̽̍͑ḡ͓̬̹͉̼̥͌̑̋̀̌̊ͅi̯̠̱̠͊̎ͬnͮ͑n̟̞͋ͤ̿̃̾ͩ̄ȉ͕ͧ̍n̤͒ͭ͆g͇̯̗̯͋̾̅ͭ̃
T̤̭̰̩̟̻͔͛̍ḧ̹̞̝̠͓ͣͅė̜͓͖̲͖̱̫ ͙͉̜̩͍̩̯̆̊̓B͓̹̞̳͕͎ͧ͂̽́̆u̠̮̘ͮͭ͆̓ͬͩ̚r̝̙̺͇̜̭͖ͭ͑n̻̼͔̻̦͉ͣͅe̫̝ͥ̿̈́ḏ̒̓̓̽ͪ͑͗ ̭̀͒̿W̮̫̳̒o̻̞͙̘̪̜̍͆m̫̪͍̦̲͛̃̓̅a̗̩͙̓ͧ̓̈́̆ͬͬn͚̺̠̬̫̻̤ͥ̓͆͆ͬ̓̾ ̅ͨ̒͌̍̀w̦͙a̎l͎͍̥̠̲̬͓̑̆ͥͤ̾̃̀k̗̘̜͍̻̝̟ͨ̍̐ͫͩͮs̺͉͚
̹̗͇͗͗ͮPͮ̎̅̉̓̆h̯̞̻̯͓̼͓͊̎̋͊o͖̮͊ͭ̒̓̇b̫̤ͨͩ͋͐̆õ̠̖̼̤̱̞͂͋s̱͕͈͈͚̀̽̾̿̆ ̝̼̺̠͎̝ͣ̎̇w̤̣͍̆̇ͯͬa̦͌̋s̳̦͈ ̻͙̖̠̰͙͍ͣ̔j͉̩̆̏̒ͬ̐ͬ̚u̝͓ͭ̆͂ͩs͚ͫṯ͉̼̦͚̉̑̓̅̃̂̓ ͉̟̄t͖̤ͦ͋ͧ̃ͦ͆͗h̯͖͔̗̥͑́̐ͫ͂͒e͍̰̖̼̻ͤͭ ̻̦̙̙̏̐b̤̼̙̏ͦͧ̅ͅe̻̬͖̟̤̻ͧ̄͑̆̽̍͑ḡ͓̬̹͉̼̥͌̑̋̀̌̊ͅi̯̠̱̠͊̎ͬnͮ͑n̟̞͋ͤ̿̃̾ͩ̄ȉ͕ͧ̍n̤͒ͭ͆g͇̯̗̯͋̾̅ͭ̃
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Post by Smyg » 06:43:16 Monday, 10 November, 2014

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((I know advertising is prohibited on the board, but you can't ban political activism in the /politics subforum, come on.))

Right now, terrible things are happening here in my home city, Montanha Vermelha. The smoke of the MOAB detonated by terrorists hasn't even faded yet, and already you hear sporadic gunfire, and every now and then a explosion goes off somewhere. The dog Frey Quirino Peláez claims his paramilitary forces are here to save us, but don't believe him. Many shops are being looted, and people are being attacked in their homes by thugs. Many of us are unable to reach our relatives, and it's not due to system failure - the telecoms still work fine. I used to listen to DJ Mad Dog, the MMAA was my shit, guys. But it was all one big lie. This is what the Maroon revolution is. Red terror.

High Commissioner Ferreira, that fucking idiot, didn't do anything to stop the terrorists, and now its too late. My home, my beautiful Montanha Vermelha, is burning. The only one doing anything is Pai Campos. The Integralists are organizing self-defence committees in every neighborhood. The official name is the "People's Defence Front", they say. Some call the Greenshirts "fascists" - I call them damn heroes. They're protecting the churches and the hospitals, they're handing out supplies, everything man. I had to join.

I'd like to ask all of you out there reading htis, whether you're a catholic latino like me, protestant european, mormon american, orthodox russian, muslim kurd, fucking atheist chinese for all I care, don't just sit there by your computer screen. For once, do something meaningful with your lives. The Greenshirts and the PDF's are strong, but we won't hold on our own. If you got military training, volunteer. If you don't, still volunteer. If you're crippled or whatever, send supplies or money. Every little bit helps.

God bless you all. Pátri ou morte.

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Post by Flamelord » 14:23:26 Monday, 10 November, 2014

“...In the headlines, Marshal César Gransstorm arrived in New Europa to a rousing fanfare this past Sunday. Gransstorm was recently appointed the replacement of Commissioner Jean-Charles Müller, who was dismissed for his handling of the Phobos Crisis. The Marshal is a controversial figure in European politics for his fervent Euro-centrism.

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Marshal César Gransstorm in a press conference

After a procession through New Europa, the Marshal gave a speech on the steps of the Parliament building, speaking on Europe's position on Mars as well as the threats faced by the colony and the future as he takes up the mantle of Commissioner.
“...We will not allow the work that has been done here on Mars to be undone by radical extremists. We will not bow to terror or cower in fear, as these organizations would like. Europe has known the hold of such demagogues, and will not allow that history to be repeated on the Red Planet....

….While the use of thermobaric weaponry against the facility on Phobos was regrettable, and my sympathies go out to all those lost in that outrageous occupation by the Redrock PMC, we must also be grateful for the swift and decisive action on the part of the Ares Battlegroup and former Commissioner Müller that brought the situation to a quick resolution. Rest assured, those responsible will be brought to justice and....

...The use of another thermobaric weapon against the Russian colony was an outrage, especially in light of recent cooperation by the Russians and Europeans against the Dusters, and we stand in solidarity with the Triune State. Such actions cannot be allowed to go uncontested if we would continue to claim leadership of the development of Mars......”

Afterwards, Marshal Gransstorm ensconced himself in the capital with the advisors of former Commissioner Müller, the man himself having departed for Earth to face trial in the Hague for 'mismanagement of public property' and corruption, among other things. The newly appointed Commissioner spent the afternoon discussing the current situation on Mars,

The Commissioner has a full schedule, with a trip to the Outliers planned....”

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Post by OYID » 15:28:36 Monday, 10 November, 2014

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Topic: MMAA (Music only for now)


The Russians and their Fascist dogs can do what they want, my boys and I will still play tomorrow night and I'd fucking love to see them try and stop us. We'll be ready for them. Here, this is a little ditty we've adapted and recorded in honor of our brothers in Montanha Vermelha and our eternal friends, the good Maroons. Finally, somebody's standing up for La Raza...


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Canción para mi América / Song for my America Mars

Dale tu mano al indio/ Give your hand to the Indian Maroon
Dale que te hará bien/ Give it for it'll do you good
Encontrarás el camino / You shall find the way
Como ayer yo lo encontré / As I found it yesterday.

Dale tu mano al indio / Give your hand to the Maroon
Dale que te hará bien/ Give it for it'll do you good
Te mojara el sudor santo / You'll be dampened by the holy sweat
De la lucha y el deber/ of Struggle and Duty.

La piel del indio te enseñará / The skin of the Maroon shall teach you
Toda las sendas que habrás de andar / All the paths you are to walk.
Manos de cobre te mostrarán / Hands of copper will show you
Toda la sangre que has de dejar / All the blood you are to shed.

Dale tu mano al indio/ Give your hand to the Maroon
Dale que te hará bien/ Give it for it'll do you good
Encontrarás el camino / You shall find the way
Como ayer yo lo encontré / As I found it yesterday.
Es el tiempo del cobre / It is the time of copper
Mestizo, grito y fusil / Mestizo, scream and gun.
Si no se abren las puertas / If the doors do not open
El pueblo las ha de abrir / The people shall open them.

América esta gritando / Mars is screaming
Y el siglo se vuelve azul / And the century turns blue.
Pampas, ríos y montañas / Pampas Hills, rivers channels and mountains
Liberan su propia luz / Shine their own light.

La copla no tiene dueño / The couplet desires no owner.
¡Patrones no más mandar! / Bosses, rule no more!
La guitarra americana / The American Martian guitar
Peleando aprendió a cantar / Learned to sing in the fight.
I am Fidel Castro and we have come to liberate Cuba.

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Post by Smyg » 15:37:19 Monday, 10 November, 2014

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Prison Camp on the Warpath
By Erich Dougan, VICE Mars

Camp Gorchakov. The largest prison camp known to mankind. The extraterrestrial successor of the old gulag system. And, surprisingly, home of the finest brandy collection on Mars, as Lieutenant Yuri happily informed me over a glass of finely aged Kvint. They import it from Tiraspol back on Earth, apparently. In the background, a solemn tune played as we spoke, Yuri absent-mindedly arranging the paperwork allowing me entry to a place that'd have made even Beria at least a bit uncomfortable. I recognized it as an old classic - the Warszawianka. "Forward, Warsaw, to the bloody fight, sacred and righteous, march, march, Warsaw." A strange choice, considering the lyrics and history behind it. I chose to avoid asking, and instead slipped out as soon as I could.

I was allowed only brief access to the Camp's inner chambers, always under close guard, and never to the actual prison part of it all. At least it beats César travelling with Mukhtar and his comrades, judging from the texts he sent me. No blindfold. Less chance of being (accidentally) shot. It was one hell of a lucky stroke that we even gained any entry at all, given our - editorial policies, if you will.

Meeting with the troops, music entirely different from the good old Polish marching music blared pretty much constantly. They made good use of the advanced speaker system, and many soldiers seemed to have jury-rigged the internal communications system to receive broadcasts from Luna and Moscow alike. Seems like there's a certain preference for techno, neo-step, house, bizarre Balkan folk music remixes, all that jazz.

Other than being filled with music, the Camp is buzzing with activity as well. Take one step wrong and you'll be run over by a stressed-out labor bot, desperately trying to accomplish what it was programmed for. Hundreds and yet hundreds of engineers and construction workers, making improvements seemingly arbitrarily, like a Roman centurion picking out every tenth man for the chopping block. And, of course, the soldiers. Absolutely everywhere.

The Triune Nation has always taken its military seriously, a legacy from centuries of militarization. The situation is now reaching its logical apex. There is a definite vibe of Sarajevo circa 1914 in the air, the moment before something big. The problem is, the lines in the sand are thinly drawn. Not a single soul I spoke to seemed to have any definite idea on who they were actually going to fight. Colonel Konstantinov, a quiet little man, was quite sure of the approaching future. "The Chinese", he resolutely stated, looking slightly bored. "The Chinese are the most immediate hostile force in the region, and most definitely were behind the MOAB."

Others say Europe is the primary enemy, the grand rival, the "original opposition to a flourishing Eurasia" as one gentleman with an East Siberian accent put it. Some people, though, seem to be complementing the new conservative leadership, anti-Russian as it may be. "They got fucking balls, you know? Like the Ranger, Chavez, or Jericho. The NAU doesn't fuck around, we saw that on Phobos. And neither does that new guy, Gransstorm." One faction no one is naming as the suspect, though, is exactly that - the NAU. Somewhat odd, given the historical Russian-American situation. Overall, most fingers point conclusively towards the "Greater Movement" led by the infamous al-Malika, the vanguard of the supposed Martian revolution. "The evidence all line up, bro", I heard more than once. "New Cumaná or bust, baby!" one particularly brutish-looking soldier exclaimed happily, referring to the desert hideout of the Catholic forces under Nightingale command.

As we prepared to leave later on, we passed a large medical infirmary, revealing evacuated soldiers recovering from their wounds by the hundreds. I have a feeling many more are about to come.

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Erich Dougan is a VICE Mars correspondent, who recently published Russophilia is Actually a Thing Now, a report on the electoral situation in Clearwater City.

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Re: RAE
by KeyWoadWarrior» Mon 1:07 am

You guys seen that debate in the Assembly earlier? Man that Cole guy is f*cked, they tore him to pieces over the RAE. I know we've all been shitting on the company but from him it seems more a product of bad management than a bad company.


Re: RAE
by SeismicSanta» Mon 1:12 am

Yeah, what a complete amadan. ((AAG: Cha ghabhainn càil a dh'iongnadh ma bhios mach à seo - sorry for bad grammar? Spellcheck only goes so far :3 ))

Thought it was priceless when he tried to make out the Taigh-Òsda Chalasraid was the only location for meeting that nice young lady who er, "liaised" between his office and Royal Alba's. In the five star penthouse suite. For a week. Wonder if anyones got any CCTV footage...

Re: RAE
by KeyWoadWarrior» Mon 1:29 am

Aye. Must be a Dundee lass...

((AAG: Rinn thu math. Better than my Gaelic, anyway, no matter how many classes I take.))

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by UisdeanRuadh» Mon 1:32 am

Dundee? Get to fuck, deffo a Pàpanag

Re: RAE
by CooImAMow» Mon 1:37 am

Why the hell does every conversation here end up sectarian? inb4 thread closed

Re: RAE
by KeyWoadWarrior» Mon 1:39 am

Could be worse, we haven't had any of their songs yet. If I ever so much as hear a whistling of those damn Maroon songs in my block, I might become like Uisdean
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Post by Gesar » 03:45:43 Wednesday, 12 November, 2014

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Latest Releases:

The Jericho Files
Today, WikiLeaks has released the first of a series of files, documents and emails originally by Jordan Jericho, his staff, and members of the North American Union government on the Martian Liberty One settlement. The following excerpts include links to documents concerning the Martian Space Center, Weyland Yukari's attempted takeover of Phobos, and ongoing series of corruption scandals besetting the North American government. Further releases will come as WikiLeaks contacts the anonymous source of the information.

Note that the files associated with keyword "Phobos" were, according to WikiLeaks' source, retrieved last by the AI, and therefore disconnected before the attached PDF had finished downloading. The attached .mp4 file (an audio-visual clip of Jericho's private comments regarding the Phobos disaster) remains intact.

File: XX-XX-21XX-46a (download link)
Re: Martian Space Center

...direct <lobbyists> to encourage a shift in the MSC management paradigm...

...following the failure of <friendly> elements to suppress and overturn hostile leadership..

...the hostile takeover in the Martian Space Center backed by <European> elements is considered a reaction to the presence of <friendly> lobbyists...

Full release here: .pdf attached [4.9 MB]

File: XX-XX-21XX-85y (download link)
Re: Phobos

...express purpose...the creation of a "Phobos Free State"...

...contacted Col. Weyland Yukari...

...direct military action...

...<NAU> government must instigate the creation of <Redrock> and retain plausible deniability...

...can confirm <Governor-General's> direct involvement...

Full release here: .pdf attached [2.2 MB (file damaged)], .mp4 attached [438 KB]

File: XX-XX-21XX-309yu (download link)
Re: Corruption

...accusations leveled at mid-level <government officials> not entirely without merit...

..."corporate spy ring" at center of <NAU> affairs on state and corporate level...often mingling...

...politicians on several levels implicated on inter-planetary transaction schemes, including Senator...

Full release here: .pdf attached [6.7 MB]

WikiLeaks has not released a full press statement at this time, as per request of our source.

(OOC: In-character knowledge of the events pending BG's confirmation (Confirmed - BgKnight)
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Post by Langben » 10:29:59 Wednesday, 12 November, 2014

=MARTIAN NEWS MEDIA=
ESA Chief meets with Commissioner to discuss Phobos, leak details
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Post by Andromeda » 12:14:55 Wednesday, 12 November, 2014

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Our top story today, Inter-Solar Corporation has announced plans to build a "City of Tomorrow" on Mars. Called the Atlantis Project it is planned to be the start of their Better Worlds Initiative. This announcement came after the company announced the Helios Project. A Plan to build a large Power Plant on the Martian Moon, Deimos. The Fusion Power Plant will use new methods of producing Fusion Energy which will then be beamed down to Mars using a Microwave transmitter and receiver.

The City of Tomorrow they planned is expected to be built over the next 10 years, with construction starting latter this year.

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In other news share prices sharply fell for Synthertainment Robotics today. The controversial robotics company, infamous for it's production and sale of life like, synthetic androids for use in the sex trade and as personal masturbation aids for men and women. The drop came when an investigation started by the World Health Organization with the NAU's CDC discovered that the company was re-selling returned or traded in sex-bots without doing a health check.

The Investigation was started following a sharp increase in people being diagnosed with AIDS, Hepatitis-C, Syphilis and Chlamydiae across the North American Union, Japan, China and European Union. It was discovered that 9 out of every 10 patients they interviewed had recently used one of Synthertainment's sexbots, specifically the Intimate Robot Companions (Pictured Above).
During the course of the investigation the FBI were brought in when it was found the robots were shipped from the companies facilities based out of Las Vegas.
The FBI Investigation uncovered that a number of key members of the company had authorized the movement and resale without health checks and sterilization to cut costs. As a result 12 members of the companies board of directors are currently facing Attempted Murder charges for allowing people to become infected with AIDS.

The company was a subsidiary of the Inter-Solar Corporation between 2093 and 2114, during which the company primarily produced synthetic pets, holographic toys and video games. A Spokesperson for SolCorp expressed the companies dismay that a company they were once so proud of had fallen so far following the sale of Synthertainment in 2114 to Playgroup Entertainment Systems.

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Post by Andromeda » 23:01:18 Wednesday, 12 November, 2014

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Inter-Solar Corporation Renews the C.D.C.S Treaty.

Chiefs at Sol Corp today renewed the C.D.C.S Agreement or "Treaty" as it's known to Luna citizens. The C.D.C.S or Civil Defence and Civil Security was first drafted during the earliest days of Luna Colonization.

The agreement was signed by SolCorp upon aquiring the British contract to mine Helium-3 on Luna.

The C.D.C.S was created to effectively bind SolCorp into protecting anyone that falls under it's sphere of influence or zones of control any planets beyond Earth. The original agreement expired in 2090 and was renewed, expiring early yesterday morning. As such the Company has renewed the agreement, extending it this time for 80 years.

In the revised draft the company added Mars in it's own article, part of which stated the company officially recognizes that Dusters are a biological hazard to human life and that the company officially considers it a matter of utmost importance and while that the company does not operate near Duster migration routes at the time of signing, those routes may alter. And thus the company agrees to provide protection against Dusters. Including finding a way to reverse their dramatic change.

Many in the scientific community on Earth bevel already that SolCorp may have been conducting experiments into Duster physiology and psychology, something the company can not technically be held legally accountable for as Dusters are considered sub-human on Earth and are not covered by the Human Rights Treaty. As a result the company was praised if it has been finding out what caused our Martian brothers to change like that, while at the same time the company was condemned if they had not.

With the renewal of the agreement however, multiple corporate freighters with the SolCorp logo have been seen at Earth with an array of the companies most sophisticated military hardware and androids being loaded. When questioned about this a corporate spokesman stated that the company will be enhancing security at it's Mars One Facility as well as bringing military hardware to Mars for sale to friendly entities close to current Duster migration patterns.


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Celebrity Watch

Teen music sensation, Nick Carter was found dead at the age of 18.

Carter who was born in Berlin was visiting Paris as the kickoff to his much awaited international tour. The Singer was found inside his hotel room and Parisian authorities believe foul play was involved, but refused to comment further.


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Entertainment

The much awaited video game of the century is finally coming.
Command & Conquer 5: Martian Defiance was announced today by Electronic Arts. Making it the first game in the series to be made in a century.
The last game, Command & Conquer 4: Tiberium Twilight was released in 2010 to heavy criticism due to the games extensive changes from the main franchise, poor graphic quality and over-reliance on Multiplayer features, as well as the weak story which to some did not properly reflect the end of the previous game.
While no info on the story has been released the games reveal trailed shows that Tiberium has spread to Mars on-board a scout ship after Humanity fled there when the Earth lost all capacity to support life following the fall of the last Blue Zone.

The game however is not the first in the franchise to have been made since Twilight. Command & Conquer: Red Alert, Omega was announced. The game set in an alternate timeline is set in 2035 with the Soviets, Allies, Empire of the Rising Sun and a new unnamed faction fighting for Dominance of the Moon.


In other Entertainment news, what looks to be this years hottest movie has been announced. Simply called Dust, it follows the conspiracy theory that Dusters are the result of an early Colony attempt using Humans who received GeneMods to better survive. The movie will be set during the initial days of colonization of Mars, starting when the supposed first colony was founded, to when Dusters were finally encountered. The Horror film is due for release next year and will be staring Raquel Smith as the leading lady, descendant of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

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Post by Flamelord » 01:10:52 Thursday, 13 November, 2014

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...In other news, Marshal Gransstorm's tour of Mars continued as he made a trip up to the moon of Phobos, to the recent site of a deadly terrorist assault that resulted in the usage of a thermobaric weapon by elite forces of the Ares Battlegroup to end what is now being called the 'Phobos Rebellion'. This rebellion was perpetrated when guerrilla fighters under the Redrock PMC seized control of ESA station on Phobos, and was only ended through the swift action of the Ares Battlegroup, but not before it resulted in significant loss of life.

Taking a shuttle up, Gransstorm donned a space suit for a tour of the facility, the parts that were immediately available to be entered by humans anyway, and amidst the effort to clear debris and rebuilding, he was taken through the events as they occurred, form the initial shuttle assault, to the Legionnaire insertion that ended the Rebellion, and the incidents between. It was here he met with Colin Quaid, head of the European Space Agency, who accompanied him through this tour, seeing the scene for himself, as well as providing what information he had.

Once they were finished, it was a quick trip over to Mars Alpha where the two ensconced themselves in talks, believed to be regarding the Phobos Rebellion as well as the situation on Mars in general, including recent releases by Wikileaks of documents incriminating the NAU government for several illegal actions.

This was addressed by Commissioner Gransstorm in a press conference that afternoon, having returned to Phobos to speak.
"...What happened on Phobos was a tragedy that will not go unpunished. Those responsible shall learn that when Europe is struck, it strikes back all the harder...."

Asked about the articles published on Wikileaks, Gransstorm had a response ready. "These revelations are nothing that was not suspected by the investigative body looking into the attack. This release will be given all due consideration, and that is all I can say at the moment."

He did have one direct statement to make though "I call on the government of the NAU to cooperate fully with the ongoing investigation into the Phobos Rebellion, and hand over those aboard the shuttles that landed inside Liberty One for trial. If this is not done, then I cannot speak as to the consequences. Europe desires peace above all else, but we will not allow such acts to be perpetrated against us at will. You can be sure of that."

In response to this attack, Redrock PMC has been banned in the territory of the European Union Colonial Administration, and debate is currently ongoing for legislation that would extend that ban to all NAU private military companies, as well as several other measures to ensure such a tragedy does not repeat itself. Meanwhile, word from the ESA indicates that work is already underway to develop an alternative to the Phobos facility, to prevent such attacks in the future.

Commissioner Gransstorm will be traveling to the Outliers later in the week.....

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Post by BgKnight » 08:07:40 Friday, 14 November, 2014

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Exerts from Digital War Reporting, by Kel S.

Part IV: The Euro-Russian Digital Wars and beyond.
...perhaps the best example of the extensive uses of AIs in digital warfare is the European-Russian Conflict in 2114,
while such conflicts are not a rare occurrence in the modern world, the Euro-Russian conflict draws attention with its
severity. Like every major conflict, it started with something simple, a group of elite European government hackers,
known as the Blue Stars division, attempted to draw incriminating information from Russian servers. In response,
the Russian Ministry of Information activated the Web Brigades. At the beginning, the conflict was isolated to a few
servers falling, which could easily be fixed with re-routing, which was exactly what the Europeans and Russians
did many times. But, as time went on, more and more servers, systems, CPS, government lines and darkfiber
lines begun collapsing. As time progressed, more and more governmental organizations and agencies begun were
included in the growing conflict, with the European Panel of Electronic Media, Europol and the Commission in on
joining and ordering operations against the Russians, who in turn employed the Ministry of Information, the
Ministry of Regional Development (in charge of the Russian Dark-Fiber cables) and even large parts of the FSB.

Before long, the situation was escalated to the Russian Military's own Cyberwarfare division, but also to the European
Cyber Battle Group, and that is when the conflict caught the attention of the global media. Specifically, one attack, as
the two cybermilitaries battled over lines and systems, large swaths of both European and Russian government infrastructure
collapsed, this in turn forced both governments to go on the offensive, employing an AI each. It was in this battle, that AI
warfare was perfected, as the two AIs chased each other through the existing network, collapsing different sections of it in
attempts to capture the other. This battle continued for 3 days, resulting in the final death of the European AI, but not before
the governments of the two countries had met for high-level negotiations. During a total of a few months, the government
infrastructure of both the EU and the Triune nation were down partially or fully, creating chaos and a financial crisis that would
continue for 3 more years after the war. This was the moment where economic war, electronic war and real war merged to be
indistinguishable form each other.
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Post by Gesar » 19:19:14 Saturday, 15 November, 2014

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Through the Looking Glass: Finding the Red Queen of Mars
Part three of a four part VICE special
By César Ortiz, VICE Mars

"Anarchy wears two faces, both Creator and Destroyer. Thus Destroyers topple empires; make a canvas of clean rubble where creators can then build a better world."
-Alan Moore, V for Vendetta


This isn't what I expected.

Granted, I'm not really sure what I expected. The Nightingales didn't seem particularly impressed by me the last time we talked, if the whole 'blindfolds and sedatives' shindig was anything to go on. I sure as hell wasn't thinking I'd meet up with them again, but hey, journalism's a bit of a masochistic profession. But here I am, in one of the so-called "Illegal" settlements, with my old friend Mukhtar and his Commando showing me around on the top of one of their tachankas. God only knows who let this merry band of revolutionaries get their hands on jeeps and machine guns, or who the bright asshole was that gave them the idea to combine them, but anything that's described as part of a "roving deathsquad" gives me the creeps. The fact that I might get out alive if one of the Society's many enemies showed up is only a small consolation.

Oh, right. Did I mention they were the ones who invited me here? And that I'm going to be the first journalist to have an actual interview with al-Malika ever?

Eat your heart out, Pulitzer committee.

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'From Gorchakov with Love'- a local 'Illegal' artist's rendition and commentary on life in the settlement of Nazran

I'm reflecting on how strange the settlements have become lately when I'm taken to the modest house (more of an upscale shack, if we're splitting hairs) the Society's Director is supposedly residing in. Over the course of a few years, they've been swayed over to friendship with the revolutionaries who claim to lead a "Greater Movement". Perhaps it's because here, of all places, the Nightingale roots as a left-leaning humanitarian group are still the most evident. While the group's armed operatives -several of which are rumored to be new arrivals, fresh out of Earth's New Weathermen, Irish People's Liberation Army, and the Russian Insurrectionist Brigades- are present, I can count more doctors, technicians, and activists than I can people who would probably kill me without a second thought.

Now, the moment of truth. I've gone from Mahd adh Dhahab, where I tried to gauge public opinion on the group before meeting Mukhtar, to the Illegals, only stopping to make sure we weren't followed. Inside the house, I light a cigarette and wait. Al-Malika's presumably a busy woman, I figure, but the Russian operative who greets me explains that she's doing her prayers, like any Muslim. More waiting, go figure.

When she finally enters the room, I have to admit my curiosity. Neither exceptionally young or old, gorgeous or plain, the main thing that stands out is the weird juxtaposition of intensity and modesty. She's wearing a long, loose-fitting shirt over old denim, with a headscarf that's easily recognizable from Greater Movement propaganda posters. But she frowns slightly upon noticing I'm smoking, and the scrutinizing look in her eyes makes me feel like I'm back in Catholic school with Sister Esperanza making sure I didn't forget to tuck my shirt in. Taking a seat, she gestures for the operative to leave and offers me a cup of coffee.

Al-Malika: Salaam, Mr. Ortiz. Would you mind terribly if I asked you to stop smoking?
César Ortiz: Er, yeah. Sure. (I hastily put my cigarette out on a nearby ashtray)
AM: I've never enjoyed the smell, even if this isn't my house. (looking away for a moment) Isn't it strange? We've got the power to change entire worlds to our liking, but haven't cured cancer yet.
CO: Maybe it's one of those things we'll never be able to change?
AM: (smiling slightly, for the first time) I don't believe that. There are very few things humanity can't change with enough willpower...did you know we've cut infectious disease rates here in half?
CO: I didn't, but I guess that's not surprising. You were a doctor once, right?
AM: A physician, and I still am. I never quit my day job.
CO: But obviously you're...you know...
AM: Wanted by several governments?
CO: Well, yes.
AM: (sternly) Mukhtar tells me you're a smart man, Mr. Ortiz. You've heard our broadcasts. I don't think any of what I'm doing is mutually exclusive.
CO: With all due respect, it could be argued you've caused a lot of suffering. What about the Hippocratic Oath?
AM: To whom? The Russians? Jordan Jericho? Alfred Pleath? (she sounds like she's trying to restrain herself) I didn't create class warfare or tyranny. I didn't ask for fascism, racism, and oligarchy.
CO: (I pause, and I'm fairly sure she notes my discomfort) So what you're saying is that violence is an acceptable recourse.
AM: We've tried peace, Mr. Ortiz. We tried making a better world within the confines of the state and capitalism. It didn't work. Sometimes you have to cut out an infection instead of treating the symptoms.
CO: Right. (taking a sip of coffee) So. They call you the Director of the Society. How does that work with the whole...anarchist thing?
AM: It's a common mistake to think that being opposed to political hierarchy means we lack a command structure. We're organized democratically, but I don't hold any more privileges than anybody else. I just make sure we don't get off track. That's what a director does. I don't mind leading...but asking others to follow without question doesn't sit well with me. (chuckling) Catiline says I'm a little shy that way. He doesn't talk to Arkady [the 'Delegate' in charge of the Bogdanovist Movement] much.
CO: They also call you 'the Queen'.
AM: Somebody's been learning Arabic. (finishing her own coffee) Back in the old United States, there was a politician that said he wanted to make 'every man a king'. I disagree with that. We don't need policies to make that a reality. Every man and woman is a king and queen in their own right, masters of our own worlds. That's why I've taken my name. I am a Queen, just like the rest of us. Recognizing that is the first step.
CO: And what's the second?
AM: Revolution. Replacing our false leaders and idols with what's really sacred.
CO: Revolution and the salvation of Mars?
AM: First Mars, and then the rest. As you pointed out in your last article, I love all my comrades, including the Secretary-General and Citizen Guan Yu, but the Front is only a stepping stone. We'll make our way across the bridge soon enough.
CO: I see. And you really think you can win?
AM: We can. (almost fervently) Even if everybody in the Society and Bogdanovists gets thrown in prison and executed, if Zakharov drags all of New Cumaná back to his hellhole and Jericho buys the whole planet. The Greater Movement will prevail. Sooner or later, everybody will open their eyes to the illusion of slavery. And we'll bury the oppressors under the sands of history. (another long pause, and she looks out the window)
CO: Is there anything else you'd like to say? To your followers or enemies?
AM: I think I've said more than enough. If my enemies want to hear me out, they can try to find me. (solemnly) There's something you should see. Will you stay for dinner? (suddenly chuckling) If you don't mind eating vegetarian, that is.

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Al-Malika, terrorist, practicing doctor, vegetarian

I say yes, because what the hell else can I do? I can't help but think to myself how much I'll probably regret this.

César Ortiz is a VICE Mars correspondent, currently known for his role as unwitting publicist to the Nightingale Society-Bogdanovist Movement. Through the Looking Glass will conclude on Monday.
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