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PostSubject: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:55 am

It was a dark day at the Governmental Headquarters of National Security. They were finding out that they were finally unable to control the people and that they were catching onto their shit.

"They're getting too powerful," said Bob, also known as Robert, also known as Rob, also known a Rob-Bob, "We need to find a way to strike terror into their hearts, like we used to!"

"Uh, sir," said one of the tacticians, "Why don't we try to tell them that everything that they do against us is terrible? Even if we're telling them complete and utter bullshit just to scare them, as long as they don't oppose us, we're alright, right?"

Rob-Bob thought for a moment, before realizing that they were probably just stupid enough to believe whatever the Government said as long as it was made publicized. "You're right. I mean, they listen to that crap on TV and on the News all day and night, right? I mean, have you seen those ratings? These people will buy ANYTHING as long as you can scare them into it! Quick, let's set up a list of things to terrify them so that we can continue doing whatever we want!"

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Now, instead of actually trying to run their nation, cities and country properly through thorough and intellectual instruction, in order to maintain a sort of ill-gotten and disgusting control over people so that they could do whatever they want without question, they came up with a list of terrible dumb things that, if one really thinks about, don't make any sense.

They will be explained here. In GREAT detail. And EVERY layer of stupidity that comes from them.

*Note: This one is not for the faint of heart. This stupidity could get really gruesome for the eyes of the weak-minded. Please. Shield your eyes if you are not prepared for this level of God awful ignorance. Fair Warning.
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PostSubject: Re: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:59 am

From the shadows, a man would step forth, garbed in nothing but complete black; a fine, velvet suit, a tie affixed securely to his neck, deep, jet black shades... And a trench coat that seemed to blend into the shadows he walked from, till he stepped completely out and the shadows detached from his coattails, "... Now, now, boys..." he began, a smile on his face, "... If you need some helpful assistance, please, allow me to... Extend my Services to you..." He stepped forth into the head of the committee, where Rob-Bob sat, and nodded his head to him, "... It looks like you are in need of some... Tactical assistance, hm?"
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PostSubject: Re: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:10 pm

Rob-Bob and the other men of the round table swiveled their spiffy chairs all to meet the eye of this strange shadowy man who literally came out of nowhere and wore those... eerie shades. "What is the meaning of this? Who are you? What are you doing here? How did you get past security?!" He had an air about him that seemed sinister... Yet, also, surprisingly knowledgeable. Rob-Bob, a rather pious man, whose cheeks hung as low as his eyes, but never as low as his brow, stood up to meet his rather rotund tummy with that of the finely dressed man of velvet black "Explain yourself right this instant before I have you detained!! This is a PRIVATE meeting and I will not have ANY sort of foolishness whilst we are undergoing the new methods of Homeland Security!" He tapped his finger authoritatively on the document before him (the one illustrated in the first post), and realized, also, that he did not wish for it to be seen by the eyes of anyone except those of the round table.

Cunningly, he leaned over in this man's line of sight in order to ensure he did not see the picture... But kept his eyes close on the shaded man's... Or, where his eyes would have been if not covered by the shades.
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PostSubject: Re: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:23 pm

"All is well... Rob-Bob. If I may?" At the same moment he asked would his shades shine as though hit by the light, but he hadn't moved his head at all for such to have occurred. "... If you want to ensure that they BELIEVE what is on your list... You must first appeal to their fear on a subconscious level whilst masking it as protection on the conscious level... There are layers to the human mind... that many are not aware of..." His shades flashed again, and he would read off the first order of business.

"For example, the first thing on your list, the uh... 'Speaking out against government policies?' Well, if you want that to be effective, your government policies cannot be obviously made to seem as though they wish to control... Subliminally, you must cater to them... There are those that are smart enough to understand things subconsciously, so you will be needing to make sure that it is, instead of under the radar slightly, COMPLETELY hidden in the shadows..." he extended his hand out to Rob-Bob, as if to move him out of the way of his chair to allow him to see the list completely, "... Come. Sit. Let's chat."
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PostSubject: Re: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:39 pm

If Rob-Bob's tired, sagging eyes got any wider than they did once the man started talking, one would think they'd fall out of the skin loosely holding them in place. "Hurrrphraphruphruh, h-h-h-how did you know what was...?!" He stuttered, clearly flabbergasted at what the man said to him. He could tell from his words and impeccable logic that he was an expert on such thing, and experts say that experts have the most expert opinions on completing expert tasks. "Well, hrh, uh... B-by all means, mister...?" he trailed off as he stepped aside, allowing him to see what was on the 'Order of Business,' awaiting for him to complete the sentence by filling in the blank with his name.
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PostSubject: Re: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:07 pm

"... Sir," he said immediately as Rob-Bob stepped aside, "... Mister Sir. Nice to meet everyone." He would sit at the head's chair where Rob-Bob once sat and continued on with business as though he knew exactly what to do about everything, lifting them up and adjusting them thoroughly with a *clack clack* on the desk, "Now, boys, we can save the formalities for later... We've got work to do on this Dusk City... Now don't we? So listen up and listen up close..." he said, with another flash of his shades. With that flash, they would all see and listen closely to what he was about to say; attentively and quietly.

"Now, as I was saying, if I may... Oh, and Rob-Bob, have a seat. I want your UNDIVIDED attention..." Before he would continue, he had to make sure that everyone in the room was unanimously attentive before he continued with this... Order of business.
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PostSubject: Re: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:00 pm

The crowd of the round table would find themselves mesmerized by the shine of the shades; beautiful, shining, and somehow, putting them in a hypnotic state of pure attentiveness. Even Rob-Bob, who would sit down in one of the vacant chairs and allow full control, was entranced by the shady man's gleaming shades. "Please, do go on, Mister Sir..." Their eyes were wide open and their attention, undivided.
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PostSubject: Re: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:19 pm

The very instant this little 'Order' was about to get their meeting under way, the flash of a smiling fox face appeared on the clock behind the head of 'Mister Sir,' in full view of the round table. It was only for a moment, and only after all of their eyes had been focused on him due to his spiffy shades. In them seeing his face, their minds would, at that moment, be on the same wavelength as his soul and their attention would be snatched from that of the strange shadowy man and brought to the attention of what was behind him; a distraction.

Whilst they were all thoroughly distracted from Mister Sir, the same Cheshire grin appeared in the center of the table, followed by the shape of the full moon forming around it, then into the slender shape of a fox or a cat's head, followed by a rather ghastly shroud of night and stars that would fold in on itself and into the shape of a man; he who sat quietly in the center of the table, waiting for Mister Sir to start. All eyes would be on him, at that point.

"... Yes, quite, DO go ON Mister Sir. PLEASE. Enlighten us." He would sway back and forth, almost childishly, waiting for the man to continue with his ever so important speech about how to help give all of them control over the public and to strengthen their power over them. He turned to Rob-Bob, whispering to him, "This should be good..." and waited for the businessman to finish talking.
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PostSubject: Re: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:27 pm

At the very sight of this horrible shadow of a man would his teeth grit with fury, as though an entire operation had been ruined in a single instant. He could see that everyone's attention had been snatched from him and was now on this little punk of a court jester, and it infuriated him. "You!! What are you doing here...? Someone get security to dispose of him right this INSTANT..." In his trembling hands would the papers be crumpled, his grip tightening around them the more he had to stare into that pale white mask that smiled at him; mocking him and all he stood for. "How did you even find this place...?!"
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PostSubject: Re: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:37 pm

He snickered a bit, trying to hold back his laughter. The set up was all too perfect. But, somehow he found a way to contain himself and speak out, both rashly and eloquently, "Well, the exact same way you found your way here, buddy boy! Well, except for the fact that it was YOU who led me here." His body would flicker in and out a bit before completely disappearing, only for him to appear behind the chair, skimming over the orders of business and nodding comprehensively, with the utmost thoughtful intent, "Mhm... Mhm mhm..." And then, he would flicker out again and appear on the other side of the man, pointing with his gloved hand directly at the first order of business, "Oh, what? Look at this, this is all wrong... No, no, no, step aside, let me show you how this works..."

He would suddenly phase through the man and sit down in the chair, assuming the exact same position as he, as if possessing a body; a hollowed out vessel VACANT of a soul, and, two seconds later, rise from the seat and out of the body of the man, only this time holding the papers in his hand, which had been literally lifted from his hands as though by a ghost, "Uh, you're excused now, Sir... Er... 'Mister' Sir... See, I don't think you know who actually RUNS this city... But uh, you're about to find out in two seconds." He would lean casually on the desk, letting his rear be support for it as he looked over the papers some more, inspecting thoroughly and carefully, before snickering again.

"*pfff* Are you a Domestic Terrorist?'" he said in a mocking tone, "... Hahaha, okay, here we go... 'Speaking out against government policies.' Oh, WHAT? That's the FIRST THING?" He slapped the paper with the back of his hand appalled, turning to each of the members of the round table who should have had their entire focus on him, "Who wrote this, an asshole? No, no, no, this is going to need some revisions RIGHT away..." He then turned to meet the eye of Mister Sir, where the eyes of the mask just as black and dark as the shades on his face would narrow to sinister slits, as would his ghastly, smiling face widen from ear to ear, "Wouldn't you agree, Sir~?"
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PostSubject: Re: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:43 pm

Each of the men, entranced by the Phantom's display, as well as by his hypnotic gaze, would begin to clap for him. Without him having to do anything, they started to clap for him and whatever he said; especially Rob-Bob. Especially him.

"B-Bravo! We fully agree! Make this guy the leader! H-He knows what he's talking about!!!"

Everyone started to cheer, somehow enthused and enthralled by his oration, even if he hadn't really said nor done anything except make Mister Sir look like a complete fool. But apparently, that was enough. Possibly because they were being controlled, but hey, the same thing happened with Mr. Sir in charge, so, there wasn't really much of a difference.

"Strange masked shadow man, who are you?! You and your ways are so charismatic that we all want you to tell us what we should do next!!! Isn't that right, Mister Sir?!"

His voice seemed more joyous than mocking, for he fully believed in and endorsed the mystery man's actions, despite the fact that he and his legion were basically just being puppeteered by him. They were actually very much into it all, and there was only sincerity in everything that they said, for some reason.
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PostSubject: Re: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:53 pm

The cheering of the blithering idiots made him sick to his stomach. To think; he'd been beaten at his own game by one simple move from a copycat coming in and stealing the show after he'd already done all the work for him. The nerve of him... Though, the cleverness of this man was admirable. Regardless, the entire operation was ruined. "Blasted... Shadow cat..." He clenched his fists more tightly, slamming them upon the desk after having been unanimously voted out of leadership after having so swiftly come into it by a goofball in a white mask, "... Do not think that this is over... This is not over. Not by a long shot..." Though this was actually the most useful in obtaining power, it was not the ONLY method of capturing this city... No, he could work from any of the numerous other means... This just would have been the simplest and have had the greatest influence. Now he had to deal with one of the LESSER influences... "... Watch yourself. This city is about to buzz like a beehive poked with a stick... You can't save everyone..." he said begrudgingly before nearly throwing his chair backward as he came to a rise and stormed out of the office in a huff, into the unknown. It was time for him to go find a new power in the Dusk to look into...
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PostSubject: Re: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:40 pm

"Yeah, yeah, save it, Sir..." he said with a 'shooing' motion with the papers, before sitting down at the office head seat and kicking up his feet, "... You know I'll always be there to stop you~! That's the type of relationship we have with each other, as long as you wanna go around doing bad things~!" He gave the man a kissy face and a wink playfully before he stormed out, knowing not only that he saw, but that he knew it, too. The Phantom shook his head and sighed, shrugging his shoulders, "I don't know why he just doesn't do Good things..."

Regardless, it was actually time to get down to business. "Alright here, first order of business, guys... And listen up closely..."

- Speaking out against government policies.

"Okay, the first thing wrong with that is that clearly, if you're wrong about something, being HUMANS, it doesn't make you a 'Domestic Terrorist' to call someone out on it, now does it? Did you ever think that, maybe, someone who calls you out on something is actually trying to help IMPROVE the national security and if you LISTEN to them, they may ASSIST in making this place more STABLE?

Everything and everyone is NOT out to get you. You try to control people with Fear, but look at you! You're just as afraid of them as they are of you, and you know exactly why you should be. But maybe, juuust maybe, if you weren't so AFRAID of them taking you out of power for doing BAD things trying to CONTROL them, that perhaps they would, oh, say, KEEP you in POWER so that you could do more GOOD things that they are ASKING of you?

You don't get change by staying the same, now do you? It's actually impossible, because 'change' is literally 'not staying the same.' So, if you guys are moving slowly AND moving people in the wrong direction AND are incorrect about WHATEVER it is you're trying to FORCE upon them, aren't you just leading everyone to their deaths and having their blood on your hands? No no no, we can't have that, not at all."

He looked to the people eyeing them up and down, "And besides, doesn't that make YOU a Domestic Terrorist for trying to TERRORIZE your own CITIZENS... DOMESTICALLY? I'm just saying... Do we need to go into definitions here, or have I made the first argument quite clear?"

In order to get their HONEST and TRUTHFUL opinion, he would relinquish his control over them and allow them to process this sort of thing with their own minds so that they could actually have a REAL discussion about this sort of thing. "Well? I mean, if you've got something to say, then say it. We can work this out, guys. Just talk to me, ya know? I'll tell ya what I think, you tell me what you think, we all go home happy, have a better city, better continent, et cetera and so forth. Whatchoo think about the first order of business, eh?" The Phantom would wait patiently for anyone who wished to say anything before continuing on.
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PostSubject: Re: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:47 pm

After they were snapped out of the trance that the Phantom had on them, they would all woozily come to their senses and their right minds, remembering everything that happened, but also not questioning what had gone on once the Phantom started talking. They were actually rather surprised by his wit and his knowledge about this sort of situation and, in all honesty, it made perfectly logical sense, despite how they were afraid of how it might turn out.

"Um, question," said the tactician in the seat nearby, "This will not effect our 'Freedom of Speech,' will it? I mean, I'm well aware that our way would have severely encumbered our 'Freedom of Speech,' despite how I was for it..." he looked down shamefully, tapping his pen on the table, "But now I see that this might be a better solution. I mean, if you're REALLY for us speaking out our opinions, I am going to say mine now. I want to be able to speak freely! If there's something I don't like, I want to be able to speak up about it!"

Everyone else in the room suddenly agreed, "Yeah!!" and began to rabble in agreement about themselves, invigorated already by the conversation.

"So, what are your takes on our 'Freedom of Speech?' Are we allowed to say anything we wish? And what if someone else actually speaks up against it just because they don't want to listen? What do we do about them?"
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PostSubject: Re: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:59 pm

"Woah, I'm glad to see everyone so enthused," the Phantom said with a slight chuckle, not knowing that this would actually go over so well once he let them have their consciousness back, and would immediately straighten up and place his feet on the floor in order to show them that he, too, was serious about this sort of political endeavor. He crossed his gloved fingers before his face as his Mistresses, Misery and Despair finally revealed themselves from behind his chair and arranged themselves cutely on either arm of it, "Well, that's a tough one. You see, even if someone is FREELY able to speak, that does not mean that you HAVE to take heed. Yes, it is polite to LISTEN and actually ACKNOWLEDGE and take it into CONSIDERATION, as is what I am doing with you NOW... But, by no means does it mean that you HAVE to do it. You're looking for the BEST options, and, let's face it, not EVERYONE has the BEST options..."

He coughed a bit, then looked around at them a little bit, then scratched the back of his head, "... But the more you listen to one another, the more swiftly you can find the BEST solution. Remember; your way is not the ONLY way, nor is it always the BEST way. You're still only human, regardless of how high up you are, and there may be someone just as intelligent as you, if not more so, in the crowd that has experienced things that you simply have not. And, even if you don't take EVERY idea and use it, that doesn't mean you don't LISTEN. You may get hints to other things going on around the city just from their complaints.

So, in short, no, this will not encumber yours nor anyone else's Freedom of Speech. In fact, it will greatly enhance it, for one, as well as those who actually listen to it. Think about it like this; if I just came in here and started telling you what to do, how would you feel? Now, apply that to the people. Just because I've got some ideas doesn't mean that you don't, too, and that your ideas may not assist my own, fortify the overall subject at hand and become better for everyone that it effects. Remember, anything that effects a large number of people, you should, before going through with it, figure out just how it would effect them. Some may be hesitant to it, but you've also gotta remember that some people are just stubborn and ignorant. No offense, but that's just how they are. Don't like new things, don't want change, and if they're faced with it, they're so afraid of it that they'd probably end up denying it if given the choice. But that's why you guys have the final say. You go out, get your info, see what's best, then issue it or not depending on what you've gathered. Listen to EVERYONE, and do it SERIOUSLY, as if they were the MOST IMPORTANT PERSON EVER. Because, whilst they are talking, they honestly are. And you should treat them like that; especially if you want the same for yourself.

Freedom of Speech, am I right? Am I right?"

He looked around with his hands extended, as if waiting to see what their responses were. He hoped that they actually liked and agreed. If not, then they could always go back and review for something else.

"You guys all good? Do we need a review? Have any questions? Or shall we move on to the next order of business? You guys got uh..." he sighed, with a smile, of course, playfully, "... Quite the list here of... Things that... That gotta get spoken on. Freedom of Speech, yeah? This is the time to do that. As I am doing. And hopefully we can come to some solutions that make for a better tomorrow, yeah?"
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PostSubject: Re: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:01 pm

They all chattered amongst themselves, several of them nodding their heads whilst others seemed relatively unsure. The chattered continued for a moment or two before they all unanimously broke from it and the tactician said, "Yes, we, uh, we fully agree with this. Seems pretty accurate and solid to us. Thank you." He nodded his head respectfully, looking down again to his pen, now with a smile, tapping it again, "It's uh... It'll be a pleasure working with you, Mr...?"
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PostSubject: Re: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:12 pm

"The Phantom," he said immediately, finishing his sentence, "Just call me 'The Phantom.' None of that 'Mister' or 'Sir' crap. I'm not in a suit, like you guys. Hahaha!!" He was pretty lax and laid back, wanting to keep the atmosphere light so that everyone felt comfortable. "Guys, no need to be so formal. Relaaaaax... Come on. Don't be such... *snicker* Stiffs." He knew that's how they were broken in about all of this, but there was a level of professionalism that could be kept even when being comfortable. Hopefully, this entire conversation would help prove that to them.

"You guys can be cool with me. Just, you know. Be respectful. Be courteous. Be attentive. Be professional. But know that you can relax with it. No need to be all 'Yes, I'm Mister Sir, I wear a suit AND a jacket AND a tie AND shades, and am the most spiffiest man in the most stiffest attire, hur hur hurrrr~!'"

He could almost not contain his own laughter about it, quite honestly, and wanted them to feel comfortable enough to laugh when something was funny. "Yes, this is a business and this is serious, but if you aren't comfortable enough to speak your own minds because you are AFRAID, then, isn't that counterproductive? Come on. Stop letting this FEAR get to you humans, yeah?" He turned to the tactician, seeing him smile and nodded to him, smiling warmly back at him, "Freedom of Speech, right?" Hopefully, it would make everyone here feel better about their own thoughts and opinions and what they had to say, and maybe even about those of others from now on. "Don't be treating people like they're less of people anymore, ya hear? Now the same way I treat you and take you into consideration, I want you to do the same for the people. Alright?" He looked to each and every one of them with a stern look, but spoke gently and compassionately, with the utmost sincerity in his heart, which should hopefully have been felt throughout the room.

"Together we can make this city better. So, when I have the okay that you guys will start being more relaxed and less... FEARFUL and CONTROLLING, then we can get on with the next order of business. If you need a drink or something while we're here, I mean, there's like... Snacks or something, I suppose... And if there isn't, well, 'abracadabra,' I've got ways of making these things, uh... 'Happen,' if you will. Just say the word. But don't be abusing my powers. I don't like that. Not one bit. If you don't want to be abused, don't abuse me, and we'll be Golden. Got it?"

He looked to them all, sternly again, "Stay Gold, my friends." He looked up, as if suggesting a higher power. But he would only make the hint at it, nothing more.
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PostSubject: Re: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:40 am

Each of the men whilst listening attentively to the Phantom, would each nod their heads and mutter in agreement, finding nothing wrong with what he was saying, and actually relating to his words in a way that they didn't know any of the others actually truly felt about it all. It was relieving and refreshing to see that each of them was thinking and feeling everything that all of them were merely too afraid to say without them even knowing it... And even if they did, none of them were bold enough to speak up about it. They even found themselves chuckling at the depiction of 'Mister Sir,' as well as themselves for being in their suits and ties. Some of them actually enjoyed such things, and they were less receptive to the joke. They were, in all seriousness, the true 'stiffs' of the group, and preferred their own professionalism and upright demeanor over the lax and comfortable environment. However, even they had to learn to be comfortable with being comfortable with others, just as others would have to learn to be comfortable with them being so uptight. All of them were necessary components of the grand scheme; without those guys that were straight and narrow, sometimes, things could get off track. Those guys were important in keeping order.

Rob-Bob finally spoke out, "Well yes, Mister... Er... Erhum, I mean, rather, 'The Phantom,' it is clear now to us the error of our ways and we see things in a... Different light, so to speak, thanks to you. We appreciate you taking the time out of your existence to not only rid us of that 'Mister Sir,' but also to sit here and have this discussion with us, knowing good and well that you don't have to at all. Isn't that right, men?"

Each of them nodded in agreement, almost as if they wanted to cheer, but still wanting to keep things in order; as he said, they were broken in for business and knew that as a very strict and 'stiff' policy, so to speak. But they were interested, wholeheartedly, in his new approach and his ideas. And with that much eagerness in their hearts, Rob-Bob took it upon himself to initiate the next act on his own.

"Ahem, well yes, moving on, then, if you don't mind, Phantom... No need to dote on these such things when we have a city to run; rather, an entire continent, right? Hurhurheheh!" His hearty chortle rang in his chest, showing Rob-Bob's sincerity of heart and of his own enjoyable humor; rather than those fake chuckles and laughs that were usually spread around the room as though they were zombies whenever someone made the very obvious 'you're supposed to laugh at this' joke in the once overly serious conference meetings.

Second Order of Business;

- Protesting anything (such as participating in the "Occupy" movement.)


Rob-Bob: Now, I personally believe that protesting what we say and do is not good, since, after what we have discussed here, if we are listening to them and searching for what they want and giving it to them, they are protesting themselves and not us...

Now, we all know of the 'Occupy' movement, in which protesters were asking for the economic and political relations in all societies less vertically hierarchical and more flatly distributed. Local groups often have different focuses, but among the movement's prime concerns deal with how large corporations and the global financial system control the world in a way that disproportionately benefits a minority, undermines democracy, and is unstable.

Now, as much as I've seen the light and would like to help these unfortunate souls," he said with a tone that seemed a bit bewildered, "I just don't see how that can occur with things set up the way that they are. I mean, forgive me, but the rich are not gonna give up their money, and if the poor don't learn how to make it on their own and take it back from the rich, then I'm afraid they are just out of luck. To take their money from them just because they are doing wrong is not correct, and if we raise taxes just for them, well that's not fair nor is it equal. We've have to even out the proportions by raising taxes for the poor, too. It's because they are poor that we can't do anything for them, I'm afraid." It almost sounded like he'd given up on the thought of it all; as though he'd gone over it many times in his head over the years but couldn't find a true, fitting solution or conclusion for how to do such things.

"Now, if we're trying to do what's best for them and they try to stop us at every turn, doesn't that make them domestic terrorists? I mean, if we're trying to HELP and we have limited means of assisting them, by them turning against us just because they aren't getting what they want fast enough is... well... Asinine, wouldn't you say?"

The round table, who agreed with this logic, started rabbling amongst themselves in agreement, knowing that the way things were, there couldn't and wouldn't be much else they could do in terms of actually remedying the situation anymore swiftly, regardless of how many people protested. There were just some things that just could not be done.

"However," he interjected, finishing up with his thoughts, "What are your thoughts on this, Phantom? Please, enlighten us. We're at our wit's end about this specific problem."
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PostSubject: Re: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:21 pm

The Phantom sat and listened quietly and intently to the words of his new colleagues, withholding all of his thoughts and feelings until after he was certain that they'd gotten out everything that needed to say, fingers locked before his face as if contemplating deeply. When he was sure that they were finished, he would lower his hands.

"... Well, I personally believe that the whole 'Freedom of Speech' is compromised, yet again, if you decline the freedom to protest. That's like saying to someone 'Don't question or go against our authority, even if the authority is to kill, destroy, steal' and all such things. Think about it like this... If you were put in that situation, and you were forced to do something you not only didn't believe in, but that you knew was wrong for whatever reason you did and it was overlooked by the people who DIDN'T know it was wrong, but you were SILENCED because it is considered 'Domestic Terrorism,' is that not the blatant disregard of Freedom of Speech?

Don't just strip them of their RIGHT to protest. Hear them out. Take the protesters in and listen to what their complaints are. If they are ACTUALLY SERIOUS issues, and you ACTUALLY LISTEN, don't you think that the two parties could come to a compromise? Now, if you or they are not listening, then that's a different story. Establish the ground rules before hearing them out, to make sure that if any of the ground rules (fairly established, mind you), are compromised, then whichever side that has compromised these rules will FORFEIT their opinion in the matter and the other side will claim victory. Don't you believe that is fair? Whomever is wrong will be proven wrong regardless. Don't forget, you can always EASILY misunderstand, or they can, as well. And if you two aren't actually WORKING to understand, and are simply trying to get your WAY and not find out what is BEST for everyone, then someone's not doing their job right, on EITHER end.

Do you think it makes you a Domestic Terrorist to simply express your disdain for something you do not like, or do you think it makes you a Domestic Terrorist to try to, against the CONSTITUTION try to SILENCE the voices that harbor the disdain? Which one actually supports what is written? Silencing, or Freedom of Speech?"
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PostSubject: Re: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:23 pm

A powerful invisible wave moving at a speed faster than the human eye could comprehend would The Phantom, which was Tymon's Living Shadow, be Filled with Tymon, who would have Tsuki standing behind him in place of Misery and Despair, as though they'd random and suddenly become the same being.

None of those in the Conference Room would know what happened. To Them, it would simply be as if they were seeing 'The Phantom' in a new light, and the person that was Speaking hadn't ever not been who or what he was in the first place. He was just Uncovering His Mask in Broad Daylight; the One Thing Superheros Never Do... But what Tymon Needed To Do, Regardless.

"Knock Em Dead, Kairo Kaizoku~!" Tina said to him as she snatched up 'The Phantom' and transported him to the Dawn as Tymon's After Image, where he would Continue the Main Story From There whilst Tymon Took Care of some Dry Bones. If Tsuki so chose, she could also use that time to leave an After Image of Herself as a Phantom, as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:43 am

The Phantom took off his hood and mask randomly, revealing himself to actually be 'Tymon,' but this wouldn't make much of a difference. They didn't know his name, they would just know his face. It would be exactly the same, except now they could see who he truly is. "Sorry, kinda hot in here," he said nonchalantly, adjusting himself to be more comfortable, "... Yeah, me and B. are ready anytime, guys." Picks up papers, reviews.
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PostSubject: Re: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:38 am

"Yeah, totally!" she said, suddenly as a single being. She looked over the papers and what they were discussing, then lowered her lids in a bit of disdain and disinterest.

"Ummm, actually..." she said, placing the papers down, "This looks pretty lame and stupid to me, so I'm just gonna..." Tsuki pointed to the door and kinda... buzzed off quick, fast and in a hurry.

"Have Fun~!" she'd say, going out to play whilst Tymon took care of whatever boring paperwork crap he had to do. It was time to hit the Dusk Scene whilst she waited for him to get done. She didn't know where she was gonna go or what she was gonna do, but anything was better than sitting around at a some sort of conference, probably not saying anything and having to wait for however long just... not doing anything productive at all. Yeah, nope to all that.
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PostSubject: Re: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:43 am

"Uuuuuuhhhhh..." was the unanimous verdict of the rather perplexed congress, "Are you QUITE finished?" Rob-Bob had to insist with a hint of disdain, still rather uptight about the sanctity of the 'Business Code of Conduct' that he knew so very well. "We still have VERY important regulations and documentations that need to be discussed in GREAT detail, Phantom." The group all muttered in agreement, nodding their heads and turning to the Phantom who had surprisingly just revealed his face to them, which was the single Taboo of all 'super heroes' in their realm of knowledge about them. They'd witnessed those 'DC' and 'Marvel' heroes and whatnot on the tellie and in those comic books in their youth, so they were privy, most definitely. Some of their children even looked up to the masked crusaders, which was why they were a bit appalled to find this man that was acting as one to have just revealed himself to the eyes of the congress like this. Then again, knowing them, everything would be kept secret and safely under wraps.
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PostSubject: Re: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:57 am

T., totally and completely prepared to get down to business with his dearly beloved by his side, would find her completely and totally uninterested in the boring political work that needed to be established in order for the stability of the land to remain chaste and order. Naturally, he couldn't blame her... He barely wanted to do it himself, figuring that these sorts of things SHOULD be COMMON KNOWLEDGE, but, you know. Corruption and shit.

"Aw, wait, B., don't--" but she was already gone. As usual. "Fucking... B." He grit his teeth and clenched his fist, before 'politely' being brought back to focus from his love affairs by Rob-Bob, who seemed just as eager to get things established as T. was. "Oh, yeahyeahyeah, sorry... I just, uh..." He sighed, lowering his head, not even gonna TRY to explain this. "... Nevermind. Oh, and call me 'T.' from now on, kay guys? 'The Phantom' is the one with the hood and the mask. Just for future reference." He lifted his head and winked, chuckling a bit.

"But yeah, anyway... Since this is being long and drawn out, and I think we've made some seriously good progress here... Guys, I'm gonna level with ya, I just... REALLY think you all are CAPABLE of doing a good job, but you just don't want to take everyone else into as much consideration as you do yourselves. So here's what I wanna do..." He gathered the papers in his hand and clacked them on the desk in an orderly manner, "... I'll let you all continue to do what you have been doing, EXCEPT ONLY in a manner that benefits EVERYONE in the EXACT SAME WAY that it does yourselves. So just think about EVERYTHING you want and apply it to EVERYONE ELSE at ALL TIMES. If you can't, don't even worry about it. If you need help, just find me. Or, I'll find you if I see some shit that's not... Quite on the up and up." He glared at them. "You know I'll know." He tapped his finger on the desk, making sure to give every last one of them 'The Look.'

"Your qualifications for these positions FAR exceed the norm, since you've been here for so long. But it's not your qualifications I'm concerned about; it's your integrity and your morality, which you seem to be LESS than qualified for. But you guys HAVE POTENTIAL, I will admit. Which is EXACTLY why I think you can do it if you REALLY try. And remember; if you need help or council, I'm ALWAYS available. Just organize a meeting and you know. I'll get to you... Clearly."
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PostSubject: Re: Freedom of Speech; At Your Own Risk   Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:06 pm

The group muttered amongst themselves again, some seeming uncertain, but as they talked, gaining understanding and contentment with these words and legitimately having no issue with what was said. He just made sense.

Rob-Bob, still being a stubborn old goat, crossed his arms and crumpled his face again. "He's just a brazen kid with his head in the clouds. Doesn't wanna do ANY important business related work, but wants to reap everything that comes from it! Hurmmrm..."

One of the members next to him laughed, shaking his head, "Oh, lighten up, Bob. You can't have Freedom of Speech without the Freedom, and this kid's as free as a bird. Don'tcha think?" Unfortunately for Rob-Bob, he couldn't argue with that logic, even if he disagreed. He sat there in a grump, but as the logic settled in his head, he came to, at the very least, acceptance of it. "We'll see how it goes," he uttered reluctantly, "... I do admit, he has some mighty fine words to share, and he does so freely." If nothing else, he would agree to that.

"Well then," someone else shouted happily, excited to hear that everyone was basically in agreement about what had been discussed here, "I believe that we all are in harmony about this decision, as well as the position of our new Head?" They all (even Rob-Bob) nodded with certainty, now inspired to do more and better things for the people just the way they'd done for themselves all this time and responded "Aye!" They were clearly on board and very much supportive of the new changes, as well as the fact that he apparently trusted them to keep their positions. As long as he came and helped out every now and then with some major issues that needed his overview, then they could maintain what already was and start making the alterations necessary based on what had been discussed in this meeting.

Rob-Bob: Well, what say you, Mr. T.? You are... *sigh* ... The Head of the Organization now...
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