RESERVATION I

[Lore] The Continuation of a Dream: Rhodes Island

Disclaimer: Spoilers for all chapters up to Chapter 7, and all the events of CN.
“For all men tragically great are made so through a certain morbidness. Be sure of this, O young ambition, all mortal greatness is but disease.”
― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
In this moment of content drought, let’s look away from Siesta, from the Contingency Contract, from Code of Brawl, and back on a little landship docked in Lungmen City.
This will be your handbook to Rhodes Island.
Edit: added DM operators I completely forgot about; some changes.
May I enjoy my life and practice my art / Respected by all men and in all times.

The History of Rhodes Island

Rhodes Island’s first appearance was more than three years ago from current time, during the Kazdel civil war. The mercenary group composed of Hedley, Ines, W, and other Sarkaz mercenaries received a commission from the spies left by Babel: escort a convoy from Rim Billiton through Kazdel. Ines, using her Arts, discovered an enormous skeleton within the convoy.
The convoy was soon attacked by Theresis’ soldiers. W and Ines were saved by Theresa and Kal’tsit, and brought onto Rhodes Island. As W wandered around, she finds Theresa and Closure trying to fix an automatic door. Closure, frustrated that she couldn’t figure out the inner workings of the door, asks Theresa to give her three days to change the entire security system.
After Closure leaves, Theresa finds W. In their conversation, Theresa reveals that the landship they were on wasn’t built in Kazdel, and that she found the name “Rhodes Island” in documents hidden deep within the ship and wishes to call it such.
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An unknown amount of time later, Theresis executed a beheading operation. Theresa was killed and Babel crumbled, but Rhodes Island managed to escape Kazdel. Later, the Rhodes Island Pharmaceutical Company was created, and set their goals on treating the infected and finding a cure to oripathy. With their methods, they have solved many situations instigated by the infected, while staying neutral among the various forces. Now, they face Reunion, the greatest infected riot to date.

The Current Rhodes Island

"Rhodes Island’s public information did not indicate that they were a company involved in arms, but there is a certain professionalism to a portion of the personnel and its security measures. Considering that there has only been a few years since Rhodes Island’s registration until now, there were many questions lingering in my head. From public information I believe they (referring to Blacksteel International) are in a competitive relationship. Now that I see it… perhaps they have another connection."
—Recorder
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Three years after the end of the Kazdel civil war, Rhodes Island sent its forces to Chernobog to rescue us. W disrupted reserve team A1 and A4 and prevented our escape. Team E3, led by Ace, sacrificed themselves to hold off Talulah and save us, and team E1, E2, and E4, led by Amiya, Dobermann, and Nearl escaped with us. The recon team led by Scout killed the enemy Sarkaz mercenary leader Galson, but Scout and his team were killed in the process as well.
Rhodes Island then moved to the next closest city—Lungmen. A deal was made with Wei Yenwu to exchange intel and protection for Lungmen's support. Rhodes Island was tasked to secure Misha, and gathered the help of the L.G.D., Blacksteel International, and Penguin Logistics. However, due to the events in Chapter 2-3, Misha and her brother Alex, also known as Skullshatterer, both died.
Rhodes Island then sent out rescue teams to the ruins of Chernobog to look for survivors, where they encountered Frostnova and the Yeti Squadron. Amiya and we headed to the ruins, and fought off Frostnova with Blaze. Then, receiving news of the attack on Lungmen, we joined the battle with Amiya and Blaze.
After defeating Mephisto and his herd, Rhodes Island's forces pursued him to Lungmen's underground foundations. Frostnova stops Rhodes Island, and dies fighting us. We return to the landship to take care of Frostnova's body, while Amiya went to Wei Yenwu to cancel the contract between Rhodes Island and Lungmen, where she heard the news that Talulah is ramming Chernobog into Lungmen, and will arrive in 36 hours
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By Chapter 7, Rhodes Island has already nullified its contract with Lungmen and is currently on route to the next mobile city. Meanwhile, five teams led by us, Kal’tsit, Amiya, Raidian, and another elite operator have infiltrated the Chernobog core city in order to stop the Talulah.

Known Personnel

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Leader: Amiya.
Head of the medical department and founder S.W.E.E.P.: Kal'tsit.
Tactical commander: the Doctor.
Engineers: Closure, Weedy.
Blood bank overseer: Warfarin.
Mechanist and weapon engineer: Mechanist.
Other elite operators: Logos, Mechanist, Outcast, Mantra, Raidian, Misery, Blaze, Rosmontis, Whitesmith (possibly deceased), Ace (deceased), Scout (deceased).
S.W.E.E.P. senior member: Ascalon.
S.W.E.E.P. members: Projekt Red, Scavenger, Platinum (unconfirmed), Manticore (unconfirmed).
Operations team E3: Ace (captain, deceased), Guard, Greythroat.
Operations team E4: Nearl (captain).
Scout's recon team (all deceased): Scout (captain), Slink, Pter, Scorpion, Leafa, Milim, Tipsy, Slanna, Mimi, Mary, Thumbtack, Mudflower, Macron.
Special ops team 3: Mantra (captain), Elysium.
Reserve ops team A1: Fang(captain), Kroos, Beagle, Lava, Hibiscus.
Reserve ops team A4: Melantha(captain), Ansel, Steward, Adnachiel, Cardigan.
Reserve ops team A6: Orchid(captain), Catapult, Spot, Midnight, Popukar.
Ops team A4: Yato(captain), Noir Corne, Durin, Rangers.
Instructors: Dobermann, Gris, Tess, Falon, Victor, Leia.
Other non-playable members: Simone, Heavyrain, Summers, Owl, Hypatia, Neon, Dora, Harmony, Thorns.

Treatment of the Infected

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Contrary to “popular belief”, Rhodes Island does in fact perform treatment instead of killing 600 enemies every day. Money is not an issue, as out of all the infected operations in the roster, only Melantha, Perfumer, Cliffheart, and Mousse are said or hinted to be from a wealthy background (Ch’en is also technically from a rich background, but she isn’t really here for treatment). Other than that, operator background ranges from blacksmits, assassins, child soldiers, geologists, and even criminals.
For those who cannot afford treatment, as long as they can provide services for Rhodes Island (washing dishes is fine too), Rhodes Island will take them in. Even children Rhodes Island picks up will be taught by operators, and do what they can to benefit Rhodes Island, such as making paper flowers for a party.
Additionally, those affiliated with Rhodes Island will often wear an infection monitor bracelet, no matter if you’re infected or not. The blazelet can track the infection progress and monitor body signals. Those wearing a monitor are as follows:

Rhodes Island’s Armaments and Equipment

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Not a lot of information is given on Rhodes Island’s military equipment. Elite operators such as Blaze and Rosmontis seem to have their own weapons, while normal Rhodes Island operators wield standard swords and staves. Rhodes Island also possesses numerous land vehicles and at least two helicopters. There is at least one shooting room on board, and several training rooms used by the reserve teams. During the infiltration of Chernobog’s core city, several windmakers were used to create a miniature sandstorm.
When an infected individual dies, their body can crystalize and turn to dust, causing secondary infections. Rhodes Island is equipped with a biological processing room with several incinerator chambers to dispose of the corpses. All of Rhodes Island’s infected personnel will eventually come to this place.
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PRTS, which stands for Primitive Rhodes Island Terminal Service, connected our nervous network to Rhodes Island during the tutorial. It acts as an AI around the landship, and sometimes makes jokes that are uncalled for.
I feel like the situation here has gone cold. Should I raise the temperature in the control room?
When Rhodes Island is docked, the onboard operators can freely move around in the local area, provided that they do not interfere with Rhodes Island’s interests.
S.W.E.EP. was an inside organization created by Kal’tsit after Rhodes Island’s previous leader was killed, in order to prevent a similar situation from happening again.

Connections with Other Organizations

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Contingency Contract
Rhodes Island accepts the missions given by Contingency Contract in exchange for supplies. They were one of Rhodes Island’s important collaborators. Contact with Contingency Contract had been temporarily cut due to Reunion, but it has since been reestablished by messenger operators.
Blacksteel International
Blacksteel International is a personal security company located in Columbia. As oripathy gradually became more widespread and more of its employees became infected, Blacksteel collaborated with Rhodes Island to treat its infected employees, and sent some of its interns (including Vanilla) over to Rhodes Island. Rhodes Island has also sought Blacksteel’s help during the Lungmen mission to rescue Misha.
Rhine Lab
Saria, Silence, and Ptilopsis are no longer affiliated with Rhine Lab after their arrival on Rhodes Island with Ifrit. Rhine Lab and Rhodes Island have a collaboration contract which brought over Magallan, and Mayer, a researcher from Rhine Lab, is currently collaborating with Rhodes Island as well.
Lungmen Guard Department
After the events of Chapter 6, the collaboration between the L.G.D. and Rhodes Island has officially ended.
Raythean
Raythean is a manufacturing company active in Rim Billiton and Columbia, and manufactures electronics, mining equipment, and military gear. It has made Savage’s hammer, Vulcan’s riot shield, Glaucus’ Raythean Franker, Specter’s saw, and Ch’en’s Chixiao. Additionally, Lancet-2, Castle-3, and THRM-EX were all operation platforms developed by Raythean and modified by Closure. Raythean has also produced the Pioneer skin series for Silence, Meteorite (thanks u/Coud31), and Jessica, as well as the MARTHE summer skin for Castle-3.
Penguin Logistics
Penguin Logistics’ agreement with Rhodes Island has allowed Sora to stay on the landship, on the condition that they protect Sora’s safety and increase her popularity. Rhodes Island has also sought Penguin Logistics’ help during the Lungmen mission to rescue Misha.
Glasgow Gang
Two of Glasgow’s members, Siege and Indra, are currently on Rhodes Island. The rest of the members are unknown.
Karlan Commercial
Karlan Commercial’s chairman, Enciodes Silverash, is in a collaborative relationship with Rhodes Island. His younger sister Ensia is being treated at Rhodes Island, and his other younger sister Anya is also at Rhodes Island
Followers
Nearl, Shining, and Nightingale are all currently serving Rhodes Island.
Ursus Student Self-Government Group
After escaping from Chernobog, the group led by Zima joined Rhodes Island.
Li’s Detective Agency
Waai Fu is employed by Rhodes Island during the Lungmen-Rhodes secret commercial-communication contract. Hung and Aak are recommended by the owner of the detective agency and are subsequently employed.
King’s Wand
After their pet “Phil” was killed in an infected riot, the King’s Wand collaborated with Rhodes Island, partially because they wanted to take revenge.
Azazel
Azazel’s leader, Hellagur, is currently collaborating with Rhodes Island after the clinic was destroyed in the Chernobog invasion.

Additional Information

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Covid-19 update Wednesday 22nd April

Good morning from the UK. It’s Wednesday 22nd April and today also marks the 50th Earth Day.

Virus news in depth


Air pollution falls by unprecedented levels in major global cities during coronavirus lockdowns - CNN reports that lockdowns restricting travel and industry imposed to halt the spread of coronavirus have resulted in unprecedented reductions in deadly air pollution around the world, new analysis shows. Major cities that suffer from the world's worst air pollution have seen reductions of deadly particulate matter by up to 60% from the previous year, during a three-week lockdowns period. The Indian capital New Delhi -- which frequently tops the world's most polluted city lists -- saw a 60% reduction in PM2.5 levels from March 23 to April 13 from the same period in 2019. Both New Delhi and the country's commercial center Mumbai experienced their best March air quality on record in 2020. During the initial three-week lockdown period, the number of hours rated as "unhealthy" in New Delhi dropped from 68% in 2019 to 17% in 2020. Over the course of Wuhan's 10-week lockdown, the city experienced its cleanest air quality on record for the months of February and March. The average concentration of PM2.5 plunged from 63.2 and 43.9 micrograms per cubic meter in February and March 2019 respectively, to 36.8 and 32.9 in the same months this year. The World Health Organization considers anything above 25 to be unsafe.

Ramadan in a time of plague: 'The best thing is to stay home, stay quiet' - The Guardian points out that the holy month of Ramadan is scheduled to start this week; the ongoing spread of Covid-19 poses unique questions for Muslims around the world, including whether they can access their mosque to pray, whether fasting is still required during a time of plague and whether they can travel home to visit friends and family (such visits are few and far between for many). Many mosques will be closed, the article says including the Ka’bah, the gold-embroidered shrine in Mecca’s Grand Mosque, as well as the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina and Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque. Abdullah Abu Galous, a 38-year-old hardware shop owner from the Palestinian city of Ramallah, said it felt as if Ramadan had been cancelled. “I would never have thought that a tiny virus could stop us from celebrating the month of Ramadan. It has held more than one billion Muslims throughout the world hostage,” he said. Meanwhile, several Arab newspapers have carried expert assurances that fasting has not been shown to reduce resistance to the virus. Al-Azhar, Egypt’s top Sunni mosque, said last week that coronavirus could not be used as an excuse not to participate unless it was scientifically established that drinking water helps to ward off the disease.

Virus news in brief


Today’s live blogs are The Guardian, CNN unless otherwise specified















Supply chain news in depth


No takers: Hyundai cars sit in U.S. ports as virus keeps buyers away - While Hyundai is one of few global automakers whose production has recovered at home, its exports optimism has been dampened by the severity of the U.S. outbreak, weak consumer sentiment and as rivals have quickly moved to guard their turf. Consignments of cars shipped from South Korea are now sitting in U.S. ports, with dealers slow to take deliveries because of slumping sales and rising inventory, four people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The company idled a Tucson production line at home last week for five days, while sister firm Kia Motors (000270.KS) is looking to suspend three Korean plants for a week. And analysts now expect a sharp drop in first-quarter operating profit when it reports results on Thursday and some even forecast a second-quarter loss. “I hope that the situation will recover by the middle of next month. If not, we might have to lay off some people,” said Brad Cannon, general manager of an exclusive Hyundai dealership in California, whose sales are down more than 50% from when the pandemic started. Hyundai runs a factory in Alabama - which is closed until May 1 - but imports are key to meet U.S. demand. Only about half of its vehicles sold in the United States are made in North America compared to between 68% and 85% for Japanese rivals Toyota Motor (7203.T), Nissan Motor (7201.T) and Honda Motor (7267.T), who have also suspended production there till May. The South Korean company makes about 61% of its cars overseas, up from 48% a decade ago. That leaves it vulnerable to overseas factory shutdowns and shrinking demand outside of its home market.

Coronavirus pandemic 'will cause famine of biblical proportions' - The Guardian quotes the chief of the UN’s food relief agency who has said that the world is facing widespread famine “of biblical proportions” because of the coronavirus pandemic and that there is only a short time to act before hundreds of millions starve. More than 30 countries in the developing world could experience widespread famine, and in 10 of those countries there are already more than 1 million people on the brink of starvation, said David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Programme. “We are not talking about people going to bed hungry,” he told the Guardian in an interview. “We are talking about extreme conditions, emergency status – people literally marching to the brink of starvation. If we don’t get food to people, people will die.” Covid-19 is likely to be sweeping through the developing world but its spread is hard to gauge. What appears to be certain is that the fragile healthcare systems of scores of developing countries will be unable to cope, and the economic disaster following in the wake of the pandemic will lead to huge strain on resources. “This is truly more than just a pandemic – it is creating a hunger pandemic,” said Beasley. “This is a humanitarian and food catastrophe.” Beasley took his message to the UN security council on Tuesday, warning world leaders that they must act quickly in a fast-deteriorating situation. He urged them to bring forward about $2bn (£1.6bn) of aid that has been pledged, so it can get to the frontline as quickly as possible. Another $350m (£285m) is also needed to set up the logistics network to get food and medical supplies – including personal protective equipment – to where it is needed, including air bridges where ground transport is impossible.

Supply chain news in brief












Good news section


Taxi driver takes stranded student from Spain to Italy free of charge - CNN reports that an Italian student stranded in Spain due to the coronavirus crisis has been driven more than 1,500 kilometers home, free of charge by a taxi driver. Driver Kepa Amantegi, 22, drove Giada Collalto, also 22, from Bilbao, Spain, to Montebello, near Venice, Italy, after a series of unfortunate events left her stuck. Collalto's struggle to find a way back home included hours on the internet and phone calls with the Italian embassy. She managed to purchase a plane ticket from Madrid to Paris, then to Rome and finally to Venice. But on April 8, she found herself navigating more restrictions at the airport of the Spanish capital Madrid, where a flight attendant informed her she wasn't permitted to board. "I was desperate and angry, my parents were worried but couldn't do anything to help me. I called the embassy and they told to me to send an email. All hotels in Madrid were closed, no public transport to go back to Bilbao," she added. A friend of hers knew a taxi driver in Bilbao -- Amantegi -- and contacted him. "He immediately said he was available to come to pick me up and he drove nine hours from Bilbao to Madrid and back," Collalto said. But once she was back in Bilbao, she learned her apartment was no longer available. Amantegi offered to host Collalto in his family home for the night. "I insisted on paying him but he said, 'I don't want to get advantage of you, I see you are in a difficult situation, don't worry about the cost'," Collalto said, adding Amantegi only asked for a reimbursement of expenses for picking her up in Madrid. (Link)

Donations


Several asked if they can send me $/£/€ via Patreon (in some cases because I've saved them time or money, others for no reason at all). I don't need the cash (that's lovely though) but as you may have read above, food bank charities are getting really hit hard with all this panic buying. Please consider giving whatever you'd have given me to a foodbank charity instead:
UK: https://www.trusselltrust.org/
France: https://www.banquealimentaire.org/
Germany: https://www.tafel.de/
Netherlands: https://www.voedselbankennederland.nl/steun-ons/steun-voedselbank-donatie/
Italy: https://www.bancoalimentare.it/it/node/1
Spain: https://www.fesbal.org/
Australia: https://www.foodbank.org.au/
Canada: https://www.foodbankscanada.ca/
USA: https://www.feedingamerica.org/
Thanks in advance for any donations you give. If there's foodbank charities in your country and it's not listed above, please suggest it and I will include it going forward.
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The Koch/Republican Network and election integrity.

The Koch/Republican network is taking - over - state - legislatures across the country: closing voting stations in minority areas, purging voters, engaging in extreme gerrymandering of districts and efforts to oppose this through popular ballots are restricted, disenfranchising voters, engaging in "vote caging", preventing students from voting, enacting nebulous signature mismatch rules, as well as onerous1 2 Voter ID laws1 written by ALEC, a group that also hosts gerrymandering tutorials, changing the rules of governance to make their control permanent and legal, and at a Council for National Policy seminar the need to bring back 'poll watcher' intimidation tactics has been discussed.
Should they manage to lose elections in spite of all these efforts they vow to redouble them using lame duck sessions before the changeover to impede the new government, strip Governors of power, and reassign legislative authority; some become angry and paranoid and start advocating violence, others brazenly admit what they are doing. A Heritage Foundation fellow addressing the Council for National Policy candidly admits that Republican Party results would be hampered by Voting Rights protections and non-partisan districting. In states they no longer have a majority they simply resort to wrecking the legislative process.
On the other hand in North Carolina despite having suborned the legislature they have bizarrely insisted on engaging in unnecessary electoral fraud.
All of this is being carried out by state legislatures, Secretaries of State, Attorneys General, and Governors1 the Kochs have contributed to and directed their network of fake grassroots fronts like Americans for Prosperity to campaign for them in elections and many are members of ALEC. Some even come directly from the Koch network. Once they have achieved office and solidified their power with this campaign they begin a new second campaign of serving their powerful backers introducing legislation written by ALEC - ALEC is a policy institute/'model legislation' generating body staffed with industry lobbyists and elected representatives, it was founded in the 1970s by Paul Weyrich, also the co-founder of The Heritage Foundation and the Council for National Policy and who famously declared at a meeting of Republican Party representatives that he did not want everyone to vote and that in order for the party to win elections they need fewer people to vote, today it is heavily funded by the Kochs and coordinates with their fronts through the State Policy Network and Americans for Prosperity campaigns for its members - that personally benefit the Kochs, labor and industrial and environmental deregulation, tax cuts for the rich which coupled with supermajority laws is the cause of the drop in rural healthcare and education funding, which is then used to rationalise the privatisation of education and push charter schools of dubious provenance, stack the judiciary, oppose and even criminalise Dark Money disclosure, criminalise oil pipeline protests, and gerrymander Congress so their preferred candidates get in.
A byproduct of this process is religious fundamentalists and extreme far right elements gain positions in state legislatures through serving elite corporate interests and use the enormous legislative power now amassed to carry out their own agenda.
You fight this in the court and either they've stacked them or the judges rule in your favor and they just try again and replace the judges for the next round. If it goes to the federal courts either they rule in their favor or its litigated for so long the courts declare its too late to change. Meaning that in North Carolina a 50.3% electoral result grants them 10 of the 13 Congressional seats, and in Wisconsin they gain 63% of the state legislature on 46% of the vote. So of course they now try to delay changing for the 2020 election. In Georgia a judicial election was simply cancelled and the new judge appointed by the governor. All the while this is being carried out they have the chutzpah of accusing other people of voter fraud, with no evidence.
Now they're doing the same thing nationally. Trumps Vice President, many cabinet1 and administration positions are staffed with Koch cronies. More are being appointed to the Federal Reserve, regulatory and oversight positions at the Department of Energy, Department of the Interior where they shut down reports by declaring "science is a Democrat thing" and at the EPA where they usher in corporate friendly deregulation benefiting their former employers and endangering lives, and the FCC. And stacking - the - federal judiciary.
Key components of the Trump administrations policies come straight out of the Koch agenda. Trumps original tax plan while it did include numerous taxcuts for the rich also included a Border Adjustment Tax that would have rendered them revenue neutral so as not to add to the deficit and encourage domestic manufacturing. You have to give the devil his due. After lobbying from the Koch network this was removed and the Paul Ryan tax cuts have increased the deficit by a trillion and personally saved the Kochs a billion dollars. The attacks on Medicaid and food stamps, rollback of auto emission standards, attacks on environmental regulation, and disastrous cutbacks to the CDC all come straight from their playbook. They spent 400 million on the 2018 midterms and across the country they are lobbying for 'right to work' laws and organising campaigns against Public Transit ballots.
The question Trumps Commerce Secretary wished to include into the 2020 Census regarding citizenship status originate from the same Republican strategist that designed the REDMAP gerrymandering initiative and his own research concluded the question would favor rural white citizens over others via intimidating minorities into not participating, ensuring Census data would be skewed allowing for district boundaries to be further gerrymandered as well as Electoral College votes + federal spending to be apportioned incorrectly.
The Kochs have very long term plans and ultimately they want a Constitutional Convention. They have three items on the agenda for it already:
What else would they want added at the convention? With the control they will wield the sky is the limit, I think the "locks and bolts" against popular organising, against reversing the changes, against the democratic process and enshrining above all else the rights of the propertarian class that James McGill Buchanan, the key inspiration of the Kochs, advised the Pinochet regime on installing in Chiles constitution give a good idea.
The restrictions on voting they are creating, gerrymandering, and 'supermajority' laws prohibiting raising taxes are examples of the domestic application of "locks and bolts". Michigans 'Emergency Manager' law provides another with municipalities having their elected government replaced with something appointed and run for corporate interests which would have tragic and irrevocable results for Flint. It was conceived by the Mackinac Centre - which was co-founded by Joseph P. Overton best known for formulating the 'Overton Window' for advancing unpopular policies one step at a time - and is one of the regional think tanks that coordinates with the Kochs State Policy Network.
In any other country you'd call this a soft coup.
How do you stop this?
You can't vote them out, the gerrymandering and disenfranchisement ensure their minority has a majority of power.
Where is the Democratic Party while this goes on? In 2018 their biggest concern was avoiding scary words and creating the... BoomerCorps and harping on about alleged Russian interference, now in 2020 amidst a variety of disasters their focus has been on calling President Trump fat and saying he has "doggy doo" on his pants.
So what the hell do you do?
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    3. Recordings. You are responsible for compliance will all recording laws. The host can choose to record Zoom meetings and Webinars. By using the Services, you are giving Zoom consent to store recordings for any or all Zoom meetings or webinars that you join, if such recordings are stored in our systems. You will receive a notification (visual or otherwise) when recording is enabled. If you do not consent to being recorded, you can choose to leave the meeting or webinar
    4. Prohibited Use.You agree that You will not use, and will not permit any End User to use, the Services to: (i) modify, disassemble, decompile, prepare derivative works of, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to gain access to the source code of the Services; (ii) knowingly or negligently use the Services in a way that abuses, interferes with, or disrupts Zoom’s networks, Your accounts, or the Services; (iii) engage in activity that is illegal, fraudulent, false, or misleading, (iv) transmit through the Services any material that may infringe the intellectual property or other rights of third parties; (v) build or benchmark a competitive product or service, or copy any features, functions or graphics of the Services; or (vi) use the Services to communicate any message or material that is harassing, libelous, threatening, obscene, indecent, would violate the intellectual property rights of any party or is otherwise unlawful, that would give rise to civil liability, or that constitutes or encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, under any applicable law or regulation; (vii) upload or transmit any software, Content or code that does or is intended to harm, disable, destroy or adversely affect performance of the Services in any way or which does or is intended to harm or extract information or data from other hardware, software or networks of Zoom or other users of Services; (viii) engage in any activity or use the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, impair or otherwise interfere with or disrupt the Services, or any servers or networks connected to the Services or Zoom's security systems. (ix) use the Services in violation of any Zoom policy or in a manner that violates applicable law, including but not limited to anti-spam, export control, privacy, and anti-terrorism laws and regulations and laws requiring the consent of subjects of audio and video recordings, and You agree that You are solely responsible for compliance with all such laws and regulations.
    5. Limitations on Use.You may not reproduce, resell, or distribute the Services or any reports or data generated by the Services for any purpose unless You have been specifically permitted to do so under a separate agreement with Zoom. You may not offer or enable any third parties to use the Services purchased by You, display on any website or otherwise publish the Services or any Content obtained from a Service (other than Content created by You) or otherwise generate income from the Services or use the Services for the development, production or marketing of a service or product substantially similar to the Services.
  4. RESPONSIBILITY FOR END USERS. You are responsible for the activities of all End Users who access or use the Services through your account and you agree to ensure that any such End User will comply with the terms of this Agreement and any Zoom policies. Zoom assumes no responsibility or liability for violations. If You become aware of any violation of this Agreement in connection with use of the Services by any person, please contact Zoom at [email protected]. Zoom may investigate any complaints and violations that come to its attention and may take any (or no) action that it believes is appropriate, including, but not limited to issuing warnings, removing the content or terminating accounts and/or User profiles. Under no circumstances will Zoom be liable in any way for any data or other content viewed while using the Services, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any such data or content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, access to, or denial of access to any data or content.
  5. ZOOM OBLIGATIONS FOR CONTENT. Zoom will maintain reasonable physical and technical safeguards to prevent unauthorized disclosure of or access to Content, in accordance with industry standards. Zoom will notify You if it becomes aware of unauthorized access to Content. Zoom will not access, view or process Content except (a) as provided for in this Agreement and in Zoom’s Privacy Policy; (b) as authorized or instructed by You, (c) as required to perform its obligations under this Agreement; or (d) as required by Law. Zoom has no other obligations with respect to Content.
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  7. INTENDED USE; RESTRICTION ON USE BY CHILDREN. The Services are intended for business use. You may choose to use the Services for other purposes, subject to the terms and limitations of this Agreement. Zoom is not intended for use by individuals under the age of 16, unless it is through a School Subscriber (as that term is defined in Exhibit A) using Zoom for Education (K-12). Individuals under the age of 16 may not create accounts or use the Services except as described herein.
  8. CHARGES AND CANCELLATION. You agree that Zoom may charge to Your credit card or other payment mechanism selected by You and approved by Zoom ("Your Account") all amounts due and owing for the Services, including taxes and service fees, set up fees, subscription fees, or any other fee or charge associated with Your Account. Zoom may change prices at any time, including changing from a free service to a paid service and charging for Services that were previously offered free of charge; provided, however, that Zoom will provide you with prior notice and an opportunity to terminate Your Account if Zoom changes the price of a Service to which you are subscribed and will not charge you for a previously free Service unless you have been notified of the applicable fees and agreed to pay such fees. You agree that in the event Zoom is unable to collect the fees owed to Zoom for the Services through Your Account, Zoom may take any other steps it deems necessary to collect such fees from You and that You will be responsible for all costs and expenses incurred by Zoom in connection with such collection activity, including collection fees, court costs and attorneys' fees. You further agree that Zoom may collect interest at the lesser of 1.5% per month or the highest amount permitted by law on any amounts not paid when due. You may cancel your subscription at any time. If you cancel, you will not be billed for any additional terms of service, and service will continue until the end of the current Subscription Term. If you cancel, you will not receive a refund for any service already paid for.
  9. TERMINATION. The Zoom website contains information on how to terminate Your Account. If you have purchased a Service for a specific term, such termination will be effective on the last day of the then-current term. Your Order Form may provide that a Renewal Term will begin automatically unless either party provides notice of termination at least thirty (30) days prior to the commencement of the next Renewal Term. If You fail to comply with any provision of this Agreement, Zoom may terminate this Agreement immediately and retain any fees previously paid by You. Sections 1 and 3 through 20, inclusive, shall survive any termination of this Agreement. Upon any termination of this Agreement, You must cease any further use of the Services. If at any time You are not happy with the Services, Your sole remedy is to cease using the Services and follow this termination process.
  10. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. Zoom and/or its suppliers, as applicable, retain ownership of all proprietary rights in the Services and in all trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, and domain names ("Zoom Marks") associated or displayed with the Services. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Zoom Marks, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Zoom without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing Zoom Marks without Zoom's express written consent.
  11. COPYRIGHT. You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way copyrighted material, trademarks, rights of publicity or other proprietary rights without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. Zoom may deny access to the Services to any User who is alleged to infringe another party's copyright. Without limiting the foregoing, if You believe that Your copyright has been infringed, please notify Zoom as specified here.
  12. EXPORT RESTRICTIONS. You acknowledge that the Services, or portion thereof may be subject to the export control laws of the United States and other applicable country export control and trade sanctions laws (“Export Control and Sanctions Laws”). You and your End Users may not access, use, export, re-export, divert, transfer or disclose any portion of the Services or any related technical information or materials, directly or indirectly, in violation of any applicable export control or trade sanctions law or regulation. You represent and warrant that (i) You and your End Users are not citizens of, or located within, a country or territory that is subject to U.S. trade sanctions or other significant trade restrictions (including without limitation Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and the Crimea) and that you and your End Users will not access or use the Services, or export, re-export, divert, or transfer the Services, in or to such countries or territories; (ii) You and your End Users are not identified on any U.S. government restricted party lists (including without limitation the U.S. Treasury Department’s List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons and Foreign Sanctions Evaders List, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Denied Parties List, Entity List, and Unverified List, and the U.S. Department of State proliferation-related lists); and (iii) that no Content created or submitted by You or your End Users is subject to any restriction on disclosure, transfer, download, export or re-export under the Export Control Laws. You are solely responsible for complying with the Export Control Laws and monitoring them for any modifications.
  13. NO HIGH RISK USE. The Services are not designed or licensed for use in hazardous environments requiring fail-safe controls, including without limitation operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation/communication systems, air traffic control, and life support or weapons systems. The Services shall not be used for or in any HIGH RISK environment.
  14. INJUNCTIVE RELIEF. You acknowledge that any use of the Services contrary to this Agreement, or any transfer, sublicensing, copying or disclosure of technical information or materials related to the Services, may cause irreparable injury to Zoom, its Affiliates, suppliers and any other party authorized by Zoom to resell, distribute, or promote the Services ("Resellers"), and under such circumstances Zoom, its Affiliates, suppliers and Resellers will be entitled to equitable relief, without posting bond or other security, including, but not limited to, preliminary and permanent injunctive relief.
  15. NO WARRANTIES. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ZOOM, ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS AND RESELLERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. ZOOM, ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS AND RESELLERS MAKE NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION REGARDING THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES, REGARDING THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES OR THAT THE SERVICES WILL MEET ANY USER'S REQUIREMENTS, OR BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR FREE. USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOU RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES. THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES REMAINS WITH YOU. ZOOM DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR RETENTION OF ANY USER INFORMATION OR COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN USERS. ZOOM CANNOT GUARANTEE AND DOES NOT PROMISE ANY SPECIFIC RESULTS FROM USE OF THE SERVICES. USE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
  16. INDEMNIFICATION. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Zoom, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, suppliers and Resellers from any and all third party claims, liability, damages and/or costs (including, but not limited to, attorneys' fees) arising from Your use of the Services, Your violation of this Agreement or the infringement or violation by You or any other user of Your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity or applicable law.
  17. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL ZOOM OR ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS OR RESELLERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS OR DAMAGE) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL OR OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES, WHETHER ARISING IN TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) CONTRACT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF ZOOM, ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS OR RESELLERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN ANY CASE, ZOOM'S, ITS AFFILIATES', SUPPLIERS' AND RESELLERS' MAXIMUM CUMULATIVE LIABILITY AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT WILL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU FOR THE SERVICES (IF ANY) IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRECEDING THE EVENT OR CIRCUMSTANCES GIVING RISE TO SUCH CLAIMS. Because some states and jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability, the above limitation may not apply to You.
  18. AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE; WAIVER OF CLASS ACTION. If You are located in the United States, You agree to resolve disputes only on an individual basis, through arbitration pursuant to the provisions of Exhibit B. The parties expressly waive any right to bring any action, lawsuit, or proceeding as a class or collective action, private attorney general action, or any other proceeding in which any party acts or proposes to act in a representative capacity.
  19. PRIVACY AND OTHER POLICIES.Use of the Services is also subject to Zoom's Privacy Policy, a link to which is located at the footer on Zoom's website. The Privacy Policy, and all policies noticed at www.zoom.us/legal are incorporated into this Agreement by this reference. Furthermore, if Your Use of the Services requires Zoom to process any personally identifiable information (“PII” or “Personal Data”) Zoom shall do so at all times in compliance with our Zoom Global Data Processing Addendum https://zoom.us/docs/doc/Zoom_GLOBAL_DPA.pdf is incorporated in these Terms of Service. Additionally, You understand and agree that Zoom may contact You via e-mail or otherwise with information relevant to Your use of the Services, regardless of whether You have opted out of receiving marketing communications or notices.
  20. MISCELLANEOUS
20.1 Choice of Law and Forum. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of California, U.S.A., as applied to agreements entered into and to be performed in California by California residents. Except as provided in Exhibit B, the Parties consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state courts located in and serving Santa Clara County, California and the federal courts in the Northern District of California.
20.2 Waiver and Severability. Failure by either Party to exercise any of its rights under, or to enforce any provision of, this Agreement will not be deemed a waiver or forfeiture of such rights or ability to enforce such provision. If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be amended to achieve as nearly as possible the same economic effect of the original provision and the remainder of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect.
20.3 General Provisions. This Agreement embodies the entire understanding and agreement between the Parties respecting the subject matter of this Agreement and supersedes any and all prior understandings and agreements between the Parties respecting such subject matter, except that if You or Your company have executed a separate written agreement or you have signed an order form referencing a separate agreement governing your use of the Services, then such agreement shall control to the extent that any provision of this Agreement conflicts with the terms of such agreement. Zoom may elect to change or supplement the terms of this Agreement from time to time at its sole discretion. Zoom will exercise commercially reasonable business efforts to provide notice to You of any material changes to this Agreement. Within ten (10) business days of posting changes to this Agreement (or ten (10) business days from the date of notice, if such is provided), they will be binding on You. If You do not agree with the changes, You should discontinue using the Services. If You continue using the Services after such ten-business-day period, You will be deemed to have accepted the changes to the terms of this Agreement. In order to participate in certain Services, You may be notified that You are required to download software and/or agree to additional terms and conditions. Unless expressly set forth in such additional terms and conditions, those additional terms are hereby incorporated into this Agreement. This Agreement has been prepared in the English Language and such version shall be controlling in all respects and any non-English version of this Agreement is solely for accommodation purposes.
Master Subscription Agreement: Exhibit A
Services Description
This Exhibit A to the Zoom Terms of Service (“TOS”) describes the Services that may be ordered on an Order Form, or provided by Zoom, and sets forth further Service-specific terms and conditions that may apply to Zoom’s provision and Customer’s use of the Services. Capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to them in the TOS.
  1. Definitions. For purposes of this Service Description, the following definitions will apply:
Host” means an individual who is an identified employee, contractor, or agent of Customer to whom Customer assigns the right to host Meetings. A Host may hold an unlimited number of Meetings, but only one Meeting at a time. A Host subscription may not be shared or used by anyone other than the individual assigned to be a Host.
Meeting” means a Zoom Video meeting.
Participant” means an individual, other than the Host, who accesses or uses the Services, with or without the permission and knowledge of the Host.
Zoom Documentation” means this Exhibit, the Zoom website (www.zoom.us) and any additional description of the Services which may be incorporated into this Agreement.
Zoom Meeting Services” means the various video conferencing, web conferencing, webinar, meeting room, screensharing and other collaborative services offered by Zoom Video that Customer may order on an Order Form.
Zoom Phone Services” means voice connectivity services, including, but not limited to, interconnected VoIP services, provisioning of direct dial numbers, and related services offered by Zoom Voice Communications, Inc. (“Zoom Voice”) that Customer may order on an Order Form.
  1. Zoom Meeting Services. Zoom Meeting Services enable Hosts to schedule and start Meetings and to allow Participants to join Meetings for the purpose of collaborating using voice, video, and screensharing functionality. Every meeting will have one Host. Chat features allow for out-of-session one-on-one or group collaboration. Further features, functionality, and solutions are described at www.zoom.us.
  2. Zoom for Education (K-12). Zoom for Education (K-12) allows schools and educators to use Zoom Meeting Services for educational purposes. Zoom maintains policies and procedures designed to comply with applicable requirements of student privacy laws including, without limitation, GDPR and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and applicable state laws (the “Privacy Laws”). The Privacy Laws may provide students or their parents with certain rights in their personal information. If you are a parent or student and you have questions about the Privacy Laws or your related rights, please contact your school administration. Zoom will not use any student data for marketing or advertising purposes, or any other commercial purpose, except to provide Services to our School Subscribers. If you are a “School Subscriber” — typically meaning a school or school district administrator or a teacher — you represent and warrant that you have been duly authorized by your school or school district to create an account, use the Services, and to agree to these contract terms. You further agree to use your account solely for educational purposes and solely for the benefit of your school or school district and its students. If you are a School Subscriber subject to U.S. or similar law, you consent, for yourself and your school or school district, to Zoom’s collection, use and sharing of personal information of End Users including those who are children under the age of 13 in accordance with Zoom’s K-12 Schools & Districts Privacy Policy and You instruct Zoom to process the personal data of End Users in accordance with such policy. If you are a School Subscriber subject to GDPR or similar law, you determine the legal basis, means and purposes for processing the data, and instruct Zoom to process personal information of End Users, including those who are children under the age 16, in accordance with Zoom’s K-12 Schools & Districts Privacy Policy.
  3. Zoom Phone Services. The following sets forth the further terms and conditions that apply to the Zoom Phone Services.
    1. Definitions: For purposes of the Zoom Phone Services, the following definitions apply:
Device” means the device assigned to a virtual extension or individual digital line set up within an account or by Zoom at Customer’s direction or request.
Phone Host” means the individual assigned to a number which enables use of the Zoom Phone Service. A Phone Host is a “Host” for purposes of the definition of End User
Zoom Phone Calling Plan” means the pricing structure that enables Phone Hosts and End Users to access the PSTN. Calling plans may be “Metered” or “Unlimited” as defined on the Order Form.
Zoom Phone Commitment” means the minimum monthly bundle of minutes that a Zoom Phone Metered Calling Plan Customer commits to use in connection with Zoom Phone Services.
  1. Telecommunications Provider. Zoom Voice is the telecommunications provider of Zoom Phone Services and sets the terms, conditions and rates for Zoom Phone Services.
  2. Description of Services. Zoom Phone Services are cloud-based phone services that use voice over internet protocol (VoIP) to provide Customer with the following services and functionalities (as selected by Customer on an Order Form):
    1. Zoom Phone Service. Zoom Phone Service is a cloud-based phone service that allows two-way voice calling and private branch exchange (PBX) functionality, and a feature set as described on the zoom.us website.
    2. Public Switched Telephone Network Communications (PSTN) Access. Phone Hosts and End Users can be enabled to make and receive calls to the PSTN and be assigned a direct inward dialing phone number (DID) via a Zoom Phone Calling Plan.
    3. Bring Your Own Carrier (BYOC). BYOC allows customers to use the telecommunications provider of their choice to provide PSTN access and inward DID numbers. Zoom provides BYOC customers with software that enables On Net Access and access to a range of Zoom call management features and functions. BYOC enables customers to (i) have PSTN capability in regions where Zoom does not offer PSTN Access; (ii) maintain relationships with currently deployed carriers; and/or (iii) configure deployments for flexibility and redundancy. Customer must ensure that its carrier provides all regulated telecommunications services and is responsible for telecommunications regulatory compliance
    4. Additional Zoom Phone Services. Additional functionality such as enabling common area phones, and additional Toll Free and DID phone numbers may be purchased as described on the Order Form.
  3. Billing and Invoicing. Zoom will bill Customer on behalf of Zoom Voice based on the Charges set forth on the Order Form. Charges based on usage, or overage amounts that exceed the Zoom Phone Commitment, will be billed in arrears, the month following the month a Charge is incurred. No adjustment will be made, or credit or refund given, for usage that is less than the Zoom Phone Commitment.
    1. On Net Access. On Net capability will be provisioned by default for all Zoom Meeting Services. Phone Hosts may access and use On Net services at no charge for so long as the underlying license to the Zoom Meeting Service remains active.
    2. Taxes. Customer acknowledges and agrees that Zoom Phone Services are subject to certain Taxes and Fees (including, but not limited to, assessments for universal service) that are not applicable to Zoom Meeting Services. Accordingly, Zoom shall invoice Customer for Taxes and Fees associated with the Charges.
  4. Reasonable Use and Right to Review. Zoom Voice offers unlimited and metered Phone Calling Plans. These plans are subject to this Zoom Voice Communications, Inc. Reasonable Use Policy. Zoom Phone Calling Plans are for normal and reasonable business use; unreasonable use is prohibited. Use of Zoom Phone may qualify as unreasonable if Customer (a) engages in business activities that involve continual, uninterrupted, or consistently excessive use of Zoom Phone Services, (b) makes any misrepresentations to Zoom Voice that materially affect volume or type of use of Zoom Phone Services, (c) engages in fraudulent or illegal use of Zoom Phone Services, including any activity that violates telemarketing laws or regulations, or (d) uses Zoom Phone Services in any manner that harms Zoom Voice’s network or facilities or interferes with the use of the service by other Customers. Use that is inconsistent with the types and levels of usage by typical business customers on the same plan may be used as an indicator of abnormal or unreasonable use, including but not limited to abnormal call lengths; abnormal call frequency; abnormal call duration; abnormal calling patterns that indicate an attempt to evade enforcement of this Zoom Voice Communications, Inc. Reasonable Use Policy. Zoom reserves the right to review Customer use to determine if it is consistent with this Zoom Voice Communications, Inc. Reasonable Use Policy. In the event Zoom Voice determines that You may be engaging in unreasonable use, Zoom Voice will determine the appropriate remedy and will take action to remedy any unreasonable use, including, at its sole discretion, discussing the use with You, moving You to an appropriate Zoom Phone Calling Plan, terminating certain Hosts, and/or otherwise modifying, suspending or terminating Your Zoom Phone services.
  5. Termination of Zoom Meeting Services. Access to Zoom Phone Services requires a corresponding license to Zoom Meeting Services. In the event that the Zoom Meeting Service license is terminated, the equivalent access to Zoom Phone Services will also be terminated. At such time, Customer will be billed for any incurred usage charges, and will not be credited for any pre-paid amounts toward the Zoom Phone Commitment.
  6. Zoom Voice Policies. Customer acknowledges and agrees that the Zoom Voice Communications, Inc. policies found at https://zoom.us/legal apply to Customer’s use of Zoom Phone Services.
  7. Zoom Emergency Calling (E911) Customer Obligations. Customer acknowledges and agrees that Customer has read and understood Zoom Voice Communications, Inc.’s Emergency Calling or 911 Customer Notification, found at www.zoom.us/legal, which sets forth specific limitations of Zoom Phone’s emergency calling capabilities and Customer’s obligations with respect to its End Users. Such obligations include, but are not limited to:
    1. ensuring that all Phone Hosts receive Zoom Voice’s Emergency Calling or 911 Customer Notification;
    2. ensuring that all assigned phone numbers are registered for emergency calling purposes through the E911 link within Customer’s account, and that all registration information remains accurate and up to date; and
    3. distributing warning stickers or other appropriate labels warning End Users that emergency service may be limited or not available and instructing Phone Hosts to place such stickers on or near the Devices and other equipment used in conjunction with Zoom Phone Services.
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Manifesto of an Anti-Centrist

I want to preface that Jreg didn't inspire these ideas into me, I believed this way long before I watched his content, he just introduced me to a community of potentially likeminded people.
I am going to link pictures of my political test results and I am going to copy paste my unironic manifesto and you guys tell me how much of an anti-centrist I am, and if I'm not specifically an Anti-Centrist, what ideology would you give me? Pictures of tests results:
https://imgur.com/a/rIqmDQR
https://imgur.com/a/PrMdejb
These texts come from a website called Nationstates where I run my nation, so I will place a link at each end for better context and in case I am missing anything, this post will be extremely long, will be containing weird formatting, controversial opinions, etc. Please take into account it is because it contains a lot of information and is coming straight from my factbooks, this will be my most detailed account yet, and will help figure out my position politically, so grab a snack, a drink, and enjoy:
"I would like to specify that I use Syncretism within my theory a lot.
My first primary ideology/theory. It's an ideology focused on Communism in one Nation, but Worker's Democratically run the Industries in Cooperatives, employees still earn profit as well based on their position and effort, instead of earning on wage, a fusion of Marx's "to each according to their ability," and what the workers deems for what each individual earned, ensuring a fair form of meritocracy. And there is still welfare no one has to work for the minimal things to live and enjoy life. I believe in a cooperative market over a competitive market, businesses should be reinforced to be more likely to work together. The market should also be protectionist, Autarky based (so self sufficient), and economically mercantilist, meaning trading foreign only to make profit. The market should also predominately be Black Markets, Gray Markets, and be using Crypto Currency inspired advanced so economy.
This part speculates the government itself acting as a Council, the leadership being only the people doing the most important jobs, like Veterans, Doctors, Scientists, Engineers, Inventors, Environmentalists, Philosophers, etc. They each get delegated to their local government to vote important decisions, and then the most significant in each individuals field will represent the government body above that, and then the government body above that, so on and so forth, until the sole leader being chosen by the top group. Within said society, the citizens would have an extreme amount of freedom, marriage also wouldn't be a legally recognized concept or at least not legally significant, and they have to take a test to make sure they are ready to parent and to have children. Otherwise the society is extremely free and progressive, and immigrants can only come in if they are going to be a member of the science community(i.e. Doctors, Scientists, Engineers) laborers, or are refugees, and they can't join the government. If they are refugees they must either be an average person fleeing a nation, or be supplying the nation with political information(if the latter than you MUST work), none of the refugees can be used for propaganda no matter what. Drugs are completely legal, but in order to get high on the dangerous drugs, they must go to a safe facility that doses the drug, and oversees them using it. While less lethal drugs are allowed on the streets, but selling/giving to someone 14 or under is a criminal penalty. Non-violent crimes are only treated with rehabilitation, while violent crimes are treated punitively, and rape, molestation, are dealt with by castration and public ridicule, and serial murder(from someone not disturbed) is given death penalty by opiate overdose. Citizens would have id chips, to help prevent violent crimes, and to read vitals of citizens for their health, especially within the drug facilities, or if a disaster happens. Cloning, genetic engineering, and other fringe sciences would be completely legal. Trying to increase economic net gain from other countries would be the primary goal of the nation. Citizens would act as the military, police, and security, being licensed weapons to them, and being trained how to efficiently handle them.
The economy for the most part will be electronic, as a Kredit system, and an A.I. will proportionately spread the wealth to the unemployed, Industries, Government, etc. The a.i. will use an advanced mathematic system to justify what regions will need the most profit where in the upcoming time. The a.i. will also be advanced enough to figure out how to ensure a net gain when trading with other nations.
Vehicles would be banned in suburban and urban areas, as Public Transportation would be the mandatory expectation. Buses, Monorails, Subways, Bikes, and other options would be available. In Rural areas, automobiles would be the most viable option, but must be kept to a minimum.
Firearm ownership is mandatory, this works 2 fold, it's to prevent the nation from becoming corrupt. It's also used to decrease violent crimes, and corrupt uprisings/rebellions that the general populace does not agree with.
Vaccines would be mandatory.
The nation runs on only the most basic form of welfare, where the Disabled receives most of it, but the unemployed still receive a basic form of it. The disabled get actual set income, the unemployed are just aloud to get what everyone else can get, that's free, basic housing, a set amount of food, water, and education, television access, telephone, internet, cable, and computer.
Jobs like Private Lawyers and Businessmen do not exist within this society. Everyone gets true equal representation. And individuals making a profit by taking from others labor, or guessing the economy don't deserve money, same with gambling.
Communication with the "government" should be completely transparent, the "government" informs their citizens that they are keeping track of their activity(for their safety) and they inform the citizens of any type of disaster, instead of pretending to have it under control like America. (I.E. CDC informing people that they should continue to get flu shots if they are in perfect health, even though the people dying in 2018 were perfectly healthy adults, who were given the shot. What they died from was their own immune system, and it's called cytokine storm, the US and CDC spread disinformation, instead of properly educating their citizens on who should get the shots. This is due to mass panic being an issue, but it only happens because the people can't trust their government and doctors. But transparency would solve it) Next is transparency on withholding public information for the nation's safety, if the government allows citizens to openly know there is stuff they have that can't be shared with the general public, because it could get into the wrong hands, a larger populace would be understanding of the withholding of information.
In relation to my latest flag, and to understand how it relates to the theory I have been writing on.

The primary concept is environmentalism is key, in order to ensure survival of the Human Race, while not sacrificing technological advancement. And even using technology as a tool to help the environment. This means abandoning wasteful energies, like petroleum and coal, for more efficient energy sources that are also cleaner, like Nuclear, Hydroelectric, Geothermic, etc. Including the belief that GMOs are helpful, Transhumanism would be a net environmental gain, etc.
The next part of the theory is expansion of the theory to other Sentient+Sapient Life, like if A.I. becomes a reality, another organism becomes our equal, or we encounter extra-terrasterials. But the theory must not be spread very much amongst other people, as the people themselves have become mostly closed off and unreceptive to these ideas.
The final part of the theory is to achieve a state of Vanguard, as to help more workers liberate themselves from their chains. These workers must already try to push for their freedom from hierarchy, like what's going on in France today.
The text on the flag says "Asen, Wanen, und Buddhas mit alles," meaning "Aesir, Vanir, and Buddhas with all," which is a Germano-Nordic and Dharmic Universalist adaptation, of the Teutonic Knights "Gott mit uns," which meant "God with us."
What is my Definition of Nationalism?
A nationalist should be a set of leaders that cares about their people, no matter their ethnicity, language, religion, sexual orientation, etc. not unjustly killing them for reasons they see fit. They should never allow labor to be done abroad, abusively, or such. They should ensure that living isn't something the citizens pay for or earn, but rather it's just a right to everyone, this means housing, food, water, transportation, and education come free. They should never try to spread their ideals, unless others want to take those ideals on, and only help them achieve that goal, nothing beyond that. They should ensure their citizens have vast freedoms, but can't have their rights taken away from themselves through methods like voting. A nationalist should be an individual that makes their citizens proud to be of that nationality and culture.
This final final part will contain a post I made on newwackyideologies
Firstly this is a copy paste from a post I made in whatsmyideology because I unironically believe in much of this. And I know my ideology is pretty whacky and I'm okay with this.
I call myself a Market Socialist, but likelihood is I am far too left for that, I don't have better wording for what I am other than "Market Socialist."
Some people might say I believe in contradictories, but if I go down a certain path long enough I can find a conclusion that fits nicely. In some ways I am what a Centrist is to regular politics, I am to left and market politics.
Capitalism is a stepping stone to my end goal, which I believe in some variation of accelerationism is required to achieve the next state, either electing Trump or Biden because they can't run the country because of their senility, or electing Buttigieg because he'll make military service Compulsory, basically arming the working class. Or even Bioaccelerationism, by having everyone old who controls the economic power die from this virus, and superstars act like idiots because they no longer have people controlling their behavior.
I believe in Workers rights, thus I believe that they should not have certain things stolen from them, like their value or taxes, this means I believe that their cannot be CEOs, Corporate overlords, Stockholders, Shareholders, or Politicians. In a lot of words this means I believe in a Workers Democracy, they should be allowed to vote together who earned how much on a fairly regular basis, this prevents bias, and allows others to have insentive to vote for the harder worker than the lazier worker, or the worker who's position matters more, or is harder to learn, etc.
I believe in Agorist Markets, meaning I support concepts like CryptoCurrency, Grey Markets and Black Markets, Mutualist value on products, Radical Free markets, etc. Although I believe everyone has certain inalienable rights, these are freedom to food, freedom to clean water, freedom to shelter, freedom to firearms and proper training with said firearms, freedom of speech and freedom of consequences, bodily freedom, children have freedom to not be mistreated by adults, freedom to abortion, adoption, Homosexuality, transgenderism, and contraceptives, freedom to assisted suicide, freedom to education, freedom of religion and religious expression, freedom to deny service, freedom to drugs, freedom to healthcare, freedom to a clean environment, freedom to communication technologies, and freedom to basic entertainment.
I believe in the Marxist dialect, where this is not the last system, but instead a transitionary phase to the next system, and should at no means halt progress to any further phases.
I believe in a unique form of direct government, where it's based on local governments for most laws as to prevent people who have no idea what life is like for others controlling life for them, and the next phase is direct government based on relevance, teachers vote education laws, STEM and Environmentalists vote both Infrastructure and Economic laws, Agriculturalists, Horticulturists, and farm hands vote farming laws. Even judging for crimes is treated this way, with a mix of peers, psychologists+therapists, and criminal investigators, voting based on an individuals crime if it's relevant or if they even did it. And that the people should be the police/military.
I believe that the wealthy, famous, and politicians all have a culture of pedophilia, I believe this is due to how they either directly exploit the people or enforce the exploitation, and they all have this obscene wealth simply to partake in hedonistic lifestyles, pedophilia isn't a much further leap from this. I also believe that the elderly make up an obscenely large percentage of those that control the wealth, media, politics, industries, property, etc.
I believe in a fusion of extreme Environmentalism, mixed with technocracy/transhumanism and gmos, I believe technology will be necessary for preserving the environment.
Non-political opinions I have that can be seen as mildly political, I think old people should die. I hate Anglos, especially Australians and Canadians. And I hate the Japanese, South Koreans, Hong Kong, Israelis, and Taiwanese. I wildly respect the Germans, Norwegians, Swedish, North Koreans, Palestinians, Chinese, Cubans, Lybians, Burkina Fasci, Indians and Pakis, Albanians, Irish and Scottish, Australian Aborigines, Native Hawaiians, American Aborigines, Mezo-Americans, Eskimos, and Venezuelans.
My votes would have been in this order; Andrew Yang, Julian Castro, Vermin Supreme, Warren, and Sanders, but someone currently has me looking into PSL and they may be my new vote, I'm not big into Electorialism, but I definitely liked Yang and Castro, Warren and Sanders not so much, Supreme is my usual go to vote because I love him for satiricism. But PSL sounds like a potentially good option." - https://www.nationstates.net/nation=neuesteutony/detail=factbook/id=1193444
"The nation in it's entirety is an advanced Neural Network, this term is called Technonoocracy /tekˈnäˌnōəkrəsē/ -the idea that a mechanical brain can run a society. This Brain also has many organic brains, as anyone who is a member of the nation, will be attached to the brain, for various reasons: Technonoodemocracy (voting through the brain), Technonooactivism (protest, unionizing, etc. throught the brain) {Crypto}Technonooconomy (payments, workers democracy, welfare, mutualism, barter, etc. through the brain.) Technonoomilitary (the militarization, security, espionage, etc. through the brain) Technonooarchy (Panarchy, Anarchy, Communism, etc. through the brain) Internet, and other forms of entertainment
As you can see the brain is the center for a lot, it thinks about a lot, the brain runs machines for a lot of factories, it runs the power, but because it needs the organics, it wouldn't feel the need to oppress or overthrow it's creators." - https://www.nationstates.net/nation=neuesteutony/detail=factbook/id=1242983
"Now with quantum technology introduced, everyone has nanomachines and implants in their bodies to make them automatically interconnected, connected to the mainframe. Their bodies now act like power armor, giving them extreme durability, strength, bulletproof, etc. They also can experience time slowed, immediately have knowledge to what everyone else knows, giving everyone the same training, etc." - https://www.nationstates.net/nation=neuesteutony/detail=factbook/id=1191852
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The Supranational Teknate of
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Democratic Socialists
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A.I. Economics, Kreditnomics, and more!
S.A.I.B.E.P.
Socialist Artificial Intelligence Backed Economic Plan
The Overall National Economy is ran by an extremely advanced automated A.I. system. It must plan the economy in a way to decide what syndicated unions, government agencies, technological/medical funding, GDP, etc. gets the best value for their effort in the upcoming pay period. To ensure the A.I. is the most intelligent in its field we had many various economic scientists of varying philosophies, statisticians, quantum realists, and such giving all information available, and the A.I. processed it to formulate a system best efficient for a Market Socialist Nation. We also ran the A.I. through a degree of tests with high end hackers, programmers, worms, malware, trojans, and viruses, so it could learn to best defend itself against these attackers. And finally we gave it a test of people trying to make more money they earned, and to not pay taxes, so it can detect these anomalies and fix them automatically. The A.I. is also extremely advanced in self learning, surpassing any A.I. before it, meaning it will become more efficient at it's tasks.

Made by: Almonaster Nuevo
Symbol for Kredit, to read further about Kredits refer below.
All citizens are now allocated a set amount of Kredit, depending on how much their position serves the Nation. Scientists and Engineers, that focus on solving our planets problems, Teachers, who teach our next generation, Doctors and Nurses, that help treat the people of the nation, Psychiatrists/Therapists, Psychologists/Sociologists, and Philosophers, because of the importance they add to exploring morality+ethics, Historians and Archeologists, finding a way to create sense of belonging for everyone, Anglers, Miners, and Farmers, who feed the people and supply the nation with resources, Security and Soldiers, who defend our nation's people, and Inventors are the wealthiest members of our society and are the upper class.
Our middle class consists of the labor force, whom run the businesses as a democracy, and disabled whom couldn't choose the way they were going to be born.
The lower class consists of felons and excons, that were people who willingly harmed others in the past, unemployed, that are living on societal welfare, but won't contribute to the collective, and a mix of undesirables.
The belower class consists of 2 types of people, the elderly, because their life is almost over, and thusly they don't care about bettering anything, so thus after a certain age they lose welfare. And gamblers, or any other individual who uses unsavory methods to gain wealth, and because they did it, they also temporarily lose welfare until they spend that money up.
Bottom class is a place reserved for only the terrible, many of these subgroups on this class are tried for death, the death group are: Pedophiles, Sexual Molesters, Abusers, Rapists, Serial Murderers/Mass Murderers, people that run prostitution rings, people that run gambling events, bestiality, animal cruelty, neglect, someone trying to become a business owner, scam artists etc. Those that aren't bad enough to be put on the death group includes, Hate Speech, Bigotry, installing vpns, doxxing, hackers, violent people, stalkers, etc. they go through conversion therapy.
**This is no longer relevant, the societies goal is to limit taxation as much as possible as Marx said "from today, therefore, taxes are abolished! It is high treason to pay taxes." Society has advanced past the need of taxes, we have better methods of assisting the needy, by allocating certain goods, services, and needs as free to all." - https://www.nationstates.net/nation=neuesteutony/detail=factbook/id=1196467
"RAINBOW-Pink-Green-Red-Brown-Black Unity
A syncretic philosophy centered on multiple parts
RAINBOW
The support for LGBTQ+ rights and recognition in society, pushing for equality
The Syncretism of Schools-of-Thought and pragmatism of thought
PINK
The belief of forwarding women's rights to being equal of men's and also progressing societies perception of masculinity
GREEN
The goal to make a cleaner society, but not attack common day people who don't produce enough waste to be truly harmful
A push for Arab Nationalism similar to Gaddafi's Jamahiriya, talked about in his Green Book. And a goal for Israeli removal for the Palestinian people
RED
A goal to create a society ran by workers, with certain classes removed from society, or frowned upon
A goal for Native American Nationalism, and many nations for their people, in order to preserve their cultures from extinction
BROWN
A goal of forming a cultural nationalist system, that is centered on the workers and creating a cultural identity
Goal to push for African Pannationalism, while still preserving each individual culture
BLACK
The system is Pseudofascist on how it's leadership works, but this is to ensure citizens can live happy and proud of their nation
A system dedicated to making sure that the minorities are treated equal and given the same opportunities as everyone else, movements like BLM and the Black Panthers will be heard" - https://www.nationstates.net/nation=neuesteutony/detail=factbook/id=1199838
"During times of court, the job of deciding the innocence of a defendant, are separated into 3 Judge/Juror subgroups.
The primary group consists of 3 individuals trained in district, territory, and federal law, along with ethics and morals, justice, and philosophy. This is to represent the unbiased perception to look into the perpetrators potential motivation, upbringing, and other moral factors.
The secondary group consists of 5 individuals with educations and jobs within the fields of CSI, Psychology, Sociology, and Psychiatry. This is to look into material factors, like mental health, social/cultural condition, and actual physical evidence.
The final group consists of members of the community, all from various walks of life, but none connected to the victim or perpetrator. This allows for an even perspective, where the community can weigh in on their feelings of the innocence.
All 3 groups have equal say, so if 2/3 or all say the individual is guilty/not guilty, that is the final verdict.
This is only if the social system deemed that the crime was worthy enough to put into court or if the crime may have been deemed imagined, if the former, than only a group of the peers will vote on how it will be delt with, and they will have a lot more limited power, or if the latter than an Anti-corruption movement of the other 2 groups will vote based on the basis of the peers to see how corrupt the peers are in order to change who will be the new peers that vote in that region." - https://www.nationstates.net/nation=neuesteutony/detail=factbook/id=1241641
"BANNERS

This design is to be interpreted as the focal shift of the society between it's Post-Leftism to it's Left-Nationalism, to represent this from left to right, there is;
Deleuze, for his Post/Anti/NeoFreudian look of things. Albert Camus, for his Absurdist interpretation of life, which he was directly inspired by the next 3, Stirner, whom wrote on the Ego, Nietzsche, the one that expanded on Nihilism, Queer Politics, and invented the concept of an Übermensch, and Schopenhauer whom was a Cynic that believed that people should test to be parents. Zizek is also inspired by Freud, only he uses the works to expand on his ideas of Marxism and leftism in General. Parenti is a unique case for Post-Leftism, because even though he believed in criticism for Marxism-Leninism, he did believe in praise for it, too.
The Left-Nationalist side begins soft with De Leon, a Marxist Syndicalist and Libertarian Constitutionalist. He directly inspired the next one, Connolly, whom both were IWW/IWA and Connolly was the first Republican Socialist. Malcolm X was replaced with Xi Jinping a Maoist that applies Marxist Dialectics to his philosophy (Malcolm X was a Maoist who founded the Black Panthers and believed in Pan-Africanism and Self-Determinism). Thomas Sankara was a Marxist-Leninist leader of important significance, for he saved Burkina Faso economically, and he enforced vaccinations, he also believed in Pan-Africanism and Self-Determinism. Hugo Chavez, a man who's ideology has been turned into a slur in the United States(Chavismo), but he believed in Autarky and Self-Determinism. Enver Hoxha a man who was directly a member of the Comintern, Whom believed in third worldism, and mined up their borders alongside creating tons of bunkers. And finally another ideology similar to Hoxha's, Kim Il Sung founded Juche, the MOST Self-Determinist and Autarkist ideology out there.

POLITICAL FLAG
NATIONAL FLAG
Political flag stands for both it's former nation, United States of America, it also stands for it's political position. The emblem; a book, a torch, and an eclipsed sun, together all stand for Patriotism and Constitutionalism. The torch stands for technology, the book stands for knowledge, and the sun stands for environmentalism. The red stands for Socialism and Syndicalism, the blue stands for Thallasocracy or rule by water, the White stands for pacifism or isolationism, and the gold stands wealth(Meritocracy, Agorism, Autarky, and Mercantilism)
National flag stands for Nations unique population of Wolverines, and the populations various historical significance with bears; Germans+Norwegian with Berserkers and Bear Worship, the various Great Lakes Aborigines' Bear Worship and Animism, Irish and Scottish association with Celtic Bear Goddess Artio, and Chinese and their major culture of bears (and minks). The symbol is also used for the LGBT bears community. The colors are for the unique political atmosphere in NeuesTeutony; Forest Green is meant to Symbolize the extreme association with Environmentalist philosophies, especially Technogaianism and Veganarchism. The pink is mean to represent the deep connection with Feminist philosophy and Queer politics, and how socialism is so engrained into the minds that it's stained and turned everything pink(or a pale red) The violet is meant to represent Technocratic-Transhumanist philosophies within the nation, and even further representation for Queer politics. The Teal is meant to represent a strong affiliation with Individualist philosophies, like Agorist Markets, Egoist Socialism, Post-Leftism, Nihilism, Schopenhauerian Eugenics, and Agerontocracy/Antigerontocracy.
Current Flag is just an Accelerationist variant of the latter of above.

ANARCHIST FLAG

Personal Flag
The Anarchist flag is designed to represent a fusion of many ideas; Red spectrum top-left(Mutualism, Syndicalism, Feminism, Queer, Nationalism) Green spectrum Bottom-right(Agorism, individualism, Transhumanism, Veganarchism, Egoism, Nihilism)
My Personal Flag is a fusionist design, middle symbol represents my MutualSyndicalism+MutualAgorism, top left symbol overall is based on the Juche design, but the torch replaced with a cross to represent my Christian Socialist tendencies, hammer replaced with wrench to represent Technosyndicalism, Workerism, Councilism, DeLeonism, Marxist Syndicalism, and Guild Socialism. The machete replaces the sickle to represent my Patriotic Socialist and Left-Nationalist leanings. The rifle represents Hoxhaism, Republican Socialism, my 4th+ international beliefs, and Marxist Confederalism. The symbol on bottom right has already been discussed in detail, the color choice is to represent Marxism with Free Market Economics. I also added a symbol to the top middle for the political organization I'm affiliated with, that goes by "Left Unity for Pirates" basically they are a subsection of the Pirate Communists.

Accelerationist Parties Bioaccelerationist Parties Combined Parties
In various different Nations, and in the United States, before the transition of government to NeuesTeutonian Worker's Government, there are political parties who's radical goals are to push the nation to it's most extreme economic conditions in order to thrust it into the next transitionary stage. Like exposing more people to viral outbreak, destabilizing economies, electing political bodies that are terrible at running the system, etc.
Many Accelerationist members are installed from NeuesTeutony as Espionage in order to help resistance groups take down their oppressors" - https://www.nationstates.net/nation=neuesteutony/detail=factbook/id=1182629
"What is currently going on is a perfect tool for intergenerational warfare, the virus is targeting the elderly and not harming the youth. As Baby Boomers have been performing intergenerational warfare for ages, what goes around, comes around.
We should work together and infect the rich, famous, and political, go to their houses, and spit on various stuff on the outside that you suspect they will touch. If you're feeling extra ballsy and they don't have security, lick the doorknob to their house." - https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1345251
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[Request/Complex/Detailed]What's my Ideology(borderline manifesto)

These texts come from a website called Nationstates where I run my nation, so I will place a link at each end for better context and in case I am missing anything, this post will be extremely long, will be containing weird formatting, controversial opinions, etc. Please take into account it is because it contains a lot of information and is coming straight from my factbooks, this will be my most detailed account yet, and will help figure out my position politically, so grab a snack, a drink, and enjoy:
"I would like to specify that I use Syncretism within my theory a lot.
My first primary ideology/theory. It's an ideology focused on Communism in one Nation, but Worker's Democratically run the Industries in Cooperatives, employees still earn profit as well based on their position and effort, instead of earning on wage, a fusion of Marx's "to each according to their ability," and what the workers deems for what each individual earned, ensuring a fair form of meritocracy. And there is still welfare no one has to work for the minimal things to live and enjoy life. I believe in a cooperative market over a competitive market, businesses should be reinforced to be more likely to work together. The market should also be protectionist, Autarky based (so self sufficient), and economically mercantilist, meaning trading foreign only to make profit. The market should also predominately be Black Markets, Gray Markets, and be using Crypto Currency inspired advanced so economy.
This part speculates the government itself acting as a Council, the leadership being only the people doing the most important jobs, like Veterans, Doctors, Scientists, Engineers, Inventors, Environmentalists, Philosophers, etc. They each get delegated to their local government to vote important decisions, and then the most significant in each individuals field will represent the government body above that, and then the government body above that, so on and so forth, until the sole leader being chosen by the top group. Within said society, the citizens would have an extreme amount of freedom, marriage also wouldn't be a legally recognized concept or at least not legally significant, and they have to take a test to make sure they are ready to parent and to have children. Otherwise the society is extremely free and progressive, and immigrants can only come in if they are going to be a member of the science community(i.e. Doctors, Scientists, Engineers) laborers, or are refugees, and they can't join the government. If they are refugees they must either be an average person fleeing a nation, or be supplying the nation with political information(if the latter than you MUST work), none of the refugees can be used for propaganda no matter what. Drugs are completely legal, but in order to get high on the dangerous drugs, they must go to a safe facility that doses the drug, and oversees them using it. While less lethal drugs are allowed on the streets, but selling/giving to someone 14 or under is a criminal penalty. Non-violent crimes are only treated with rehabilitation, while violent crimes are treated punitively, and rape, molestation, are dealt with by castration and public ridicule, and serial murder(from someone not disturbed) is given death penalty by opiate overdose. Citizens would have id chips, to help prevent violent crimes, and to read vitals of citizens for their health, especially within the drug facilities, or if a disaster happens. Cloning, genetic engineering, and other fringe sciences would be completely legal. Trying to increase economic net gain from other countries would be the primary goal of the nation. Citizens would act as the military, police, and security, being licensed weapons to them, and being trained how to efficiently handle them.
The economy for the most part will be electronic, as a Kredit system, and an A.I. will proportionately spread the wealth to the unemployed, Industries, Government, etc. The a.i. will use an advanced mathematic system to justify what regions will need the most profit where in the upcoming time. The a.i. will also be advanced enough to figure out how to ensure a net gain when trading with other nations.
Vehicles would be banned in suburban and urban areas, as Public Transportation would be the mandatory expectation. Buses, Monorails, Subways, Bikes, and other options would be available. In Rural areas, automobiles would be the most viable option, but must be kept to a minimum.
Firearm ownership is mandatory, this works 2 fold, it's to prevent the nation from becoming corrupt. It's also used to decrease violent crimes, and corrupt uprisings/rebellions that the general populace does not agree with.
Vaccines would be mandatory.
The nation runs on only the most basic form of welfare, where the Disabled receives most of it, but the unemployed still receive a basic form of it. The disabled get actual set income, the unemployed are just aloud to get what everyone else can get, that's free, basic housing, a set amount of food, water, and education, television access, telephone, internet, cable, and computer.
Jobs like Private Lawyers and Businessmen do not exist within this society. Everyone gets true equal representation. And individuals making a profit by taking from others labor, or guessing the economy don't deserve money, same with gambling.
Communication with the "government" should be completely transparent, the "government" informs their citizens that they are keeping track of their activity(for their safety) and they inform the citizens of any type of disaster, instead of pretending to have it under control like America. (I.E. CDC informing people that they should continue to get flu shots if they are in perfect health, even though the people dying in 2018 were perfectly healthy adults, who were given the shot. What they died from was their own immune system, and it's called cytokine storm, the US and CDC spread disinformation, instead of properly educating their citizens on who should get the shots. This is due to mass panic being an issue, but it only happens because the people can't trust their government and doctors. But transparency would solve it) Next is transparency on withholding public information for the nation's safety, if the government allows citizens to openly know there is stuff they have that can't be shared with the general public, because it could get into the wrong hands, a larger populace would be understanding of the withholding of information.
In relation to my latest flag, and to understand how it relates to the theory I have been writing on.

The primary concept is environmentalism is key, in order to ensure survival of the Human Race, while not sacrificing technological advancement. And even using technology as a tool to help the environment. This means abandoning wasteful energies, like petroleum and coal, for more efficient energy sources that are also cleaner, like Nuclear, Hydroelectric, Geothermic, etc. Including the belief that GMOs are helpful, Transhumanism would be a net environmental gain, etc.
The next part of the theory is expansion of the theory to other Sentient+Sapient Life, like if A.I. becomes a reality, another organism becomes our equal, or we encounter extra-terrasterials. But the theory must not be spread very much amongst other people, as the people themselves have become mostly closed off and unreceptive to these ideas.
The final part of the theory is to achieve a state of Vanguard, as to help more workers liberate themselves from their chains. These workers must already try to push for their freedom from hierarchy, like what's going on in France today.
The text on the flag says "Asen, Wanen, und Buddhas mit alles," meaning "Aesir, Vanir, and Buddhas with all," which is a Germano-Nordic and Dharmic Universalist adaptation, of the Teutonic Knights "Gott mit uns," which meant "God with us."
What is my Definition of Nationalism?
A nationalist should be a set of leaders that cares about their people, no matter their ethnicity, language, religion, sexual orientation, etc. not unjustly killing them for reasons they see fit. They should never allow labor to be done abroad, abusively, or such. They should ensure that living isn't something the citizens pay for or earn, but rather it's just a right to everyone, this means housing, food, water, transportation, and education come free. They should never try to spread their ideals, unless others want to take those ideals on, and only help them achieve that goal, nothing beyond that. They should ensure their citizens have vast freedoms, but can't have their rights taken away from themselves through methods like voting. A nationalist should be an individual that makes their citizens proud to be of that nationality and culture.
This final final part will contain a post I made on newwackyideologies
Firstly this is a copy paste from a post I made in whatsmyideology because I unironically believe in much of this. And I know my ideology is pretty whacky and I'm okay with this.
I call myself a Market Socialist, but likelihood is I am far too left for that, I don't have better wording for what I am other than "Market Socialist."
Some people might say I believe in contradictories, but if I go down a certain path long enough I can find a conclusion that fits nicely. In some ways I am what a Centrist is to regular politics, I am to left and market politics.
Capitalism is a stepping stone to my end goal, which I believe in some variation of accelerationism is required to achieve the next state, either electing Trump or Biden because they can't run the country because of their senility, or electing Buttigieg because he'll make military service Compulsory, basically arming the working class. Or even Bioaccelerationism, by having everyone old who controls the economic power die from this virus, and superstars act like idiots because they no longer have people controlling their behavior.
I believe in Workers rights, thus I believe that they should not have certain things stolen from them, like their value or taxes, this means I believe that their cannot be CEOs, Corporate overlords, Stockholders, Shareholders, or Politicians. In a lot of words this means I believe in a Workers Democracy, they should be allowed to vote together who earned how much on a fairly regular basis, this prevents bias, and allows others to have insentive to vote for the harder worker than the lazier worker, or the worker who's position matters more, or is harder to learn, etc.
I believe in Agorist Markets, meaning I support concepts like CryptoCurrency, Grey Markets and Black Markets, Mutualist value on products, Radical Free markets, etc. Although I believe everyone has certain inalienable rights, these are freedom to food, freedom to clean water, freedom to shelter, freedom to firearms and proper training with said firearms, freedom of speech and freedom of consequences, bodily freedom, children have freedom to not be mistreated by adults, freedom to abortion, adoption, Homosexuality, transgenderism, and contraceptives, freedom to assisted suicide, freedom to education, freedom of religion and religious expression, freedom to deny service, freedom to drugs, freedom to healthcare, freedom to a clean environment, freedom to communication technologies, and freedom to basic entertainment.
I believe in the Marxist dialect, where this is not the last system, but instead a transitionary phase to the next system, and should at no means halt progress to any further phases.
I believe in a unique form of direct government, where it's based on local governments for most laws as to prevent people who have no idea what life is like for others controlling life for them, and the next phase is direct government based on relevance, teachers vote education laws, STEM and Environmentalists vote both Infrastructure and Economic laws, Agriculturalists, Horticulturists, and farm hands vote farming laws. Even judging for crimes is treated this way, with a mix of peers, psychologists+therapists, and criminal investigators, voting based on an individuals crime if it's relevant or if they even did it. And that the people should be the police/military.
I believe that the wealthy, famous, and politicians all have a culture of pedophilia, I believe this is due to how they either directly exploit the people or enforce the exploitation, and they all have this obscene wealth simply to partake in hedonistic lifestyles, pedophilia isn't a much further leap from this. I also believe that the elderly make up an obscenely large percentage of those that control the wealth, media, politics, industries, property, etc.
I believe in a fusion of extreme Environmentalism, mixed with technocracy/transhumanism and gmos, I believe technology will be necessary for preserving the environment.
Non-political opinions I have that can be seen as mildly political, I think old people should die. I hate Anglos, especially Australians and Canadians. And I hate the Japanese, South Koreans, Hong Kong, Israelis, and Taiwanese. I wildly respect the Germans, Norwegians, Swedish, North Koreans, Palestinians, Chinese, Cubans, Lybians, Burkina Fasci, Indians and Pakis, Albanians, Irish and Scottish, Australian Aborigines, Native Hawaiians, American Aborigines, Mezo-Americans, Eskimos, and Venezuelans.
My votes would have been in this order; Andrew Yang, Julian Castro, Vermin Supreme, Warren, and Sanders, but someone currently has me looking into PSL and they may be my new vote, I'm not big into Electorialism, but I definitely liked Yang and Castro, Warren and Sanders not so much, Supreme is my usual go to vote because I love him for satiricism. But PSL sounds like a potentially good option." - https://www.nationstates.net/nation=neuesteutony/detail=factbook/id=1193444
"The nation in it's entirety is an advanced Neural Network, this term is called Technonoocracy /tekˈnäˌnōəkrəsē/ -the idea that a mechanical brain can run a society. This Brain also has many organic brains, as anyone who is a member of the nation, will be attached to the brain, for various reasons: Technonoodemocracy (voting through the brain), Technonooactivism (protest, unionizing, etc. throught the brain) {Crypto}Technonooconomy (payments, workers democracy, welfare, mutualism, barter, etc. through the brain.) Technonoomilitary (the militarization, security, espionage, etc. through the brain) Technonooarchy (Panarchy, Anarchy, Communism, etc. through the brain) Internet, and other forms of entertainment
As you can see the brain is the center for a lot, it thinks about a lot, the brain runs machines for a lot of factories, it runs the power, but because it needs the organics, it wouldn't feel the need to oppress or overthrow it's creators." - https://www.nationstates.net/nation=neuesteutony/detail=factbook/id=1242983
"Now with quantum technology introduced, everyone has nanomachines and implants in their bodies to make them automatically interconnected, connected to the mainframe. Their bodies now act like power armor, giving them extreme durability, strength, bulletproof, etc. They also can experience time slowed, immediately have knowledge to what everyone else knows, giving everyone the same training, etc." - https://www.nationstates.net/nation=neuesteutony/detail=factbook/id=1191852
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A.I. Economics, Kreditnomics, and more!
S.A.I.B.E.P.
Socialist Artificial Intelligence Backed Economic Plan
The Overall National Economy is ran by an extremely advanced automated A.I. system. It must plan the economy in a way to decide what syndicated unions, government agencies, technological/medical funding, GDP, etc. gets the best value for their effort in the upcoming pay period. To ensure the A.I. is the most intelligent in its field we had many various economic scientists of varying philosophies, statisticians, quantum realists, and such giving all information available, and the A.I. processed it to formulate a system best efficient for a Market Socialist Nation. We also ran the A.I. through a degree of tests with high end hackers, programmers, worms, malware, trojans, and viruses, so it could learn to best defend itself against these attackers. And finally we gave it a test of people trying to make more money they earned, and to not pay taxes, so it can detect these anomalies and fix them automatically. The A.I. is also extremely advanced in self learning, surpassing any A.I. before it, meaning it will become more efficient at it's tasks.

Made by: Almonaster Nuevo
Symbol for Kredit, to read further about Kredits refer below.
All citizens are now allocated a set amount of Kredit, depending on how much their position serves the Nation. Scientists and Engineers, that focus on solving our planets problems, Teachers, who teach our next generation, Doctors and Nurses, that help treat the people of the nation, Psychiatrists/Therapists, Psychologists/Sociologists, and Philosophers, because of the importance they add to exploring morality+ethics, Historians and Archeologists, finding a way to create sense of belonging for everyone, Anglers, Miners, and Farmers, who feed the people and supply the nation with resources, Security and Soldiers, who defend our nation's people, and Inventors are the wealthiest members of our society and are the upper class.
Our middle class consists of the labor force, whom run the businesses as a democracy, and disabled whom couldn't choose the way they were going to be born.
The lower class consists of felons and excons, that were people who willingly harmed others in the past, unemployed, that are living on societal welfare, but won't contribute to the collective, and a mix of undesirables.
The belower class consists of 2 types of people, the elderly, because their life is almost over, and thusly they don't care about bettering anything, so thus after a certain age they lose welfare. And gamblers, or any other individual who uses unsavory methods to gain wealth, and because they did it, they also temporarily lose welfare until they spend that money up.
Bottom class is a place reserved for only the terrible, many of these subgroups on this class are tried for death, the death group are: Pedophiles, Sexual Molesters, Abusers, Rapists, Serial Murderers/Mass Murderers, people that run prostitution rings, people that run gambling events, bestiality, animal cruelty, neglect, someone trying to become a business owner, scam artists etc. Those that aren't bad enough to be put on the death group includes, Hate Speech, Bigotry, installing vpns, doxxing, hackers, violent people, stalkers, etc. they go through conversion therapy.
**This is no longer relevant, the societies goal is to limit taxation as much as possible as Marx said "from today, therefore, taxes are abolished! It is high treason to pay taxes." Society has advanced past the need of taxes, we have better methods of assisting the needy, by allocating certain goods, services, and needs as free to all." - https://www.nationstates.net/nation=neuesteutony/detail=factbook/id=1196467
"RAINBOW-Pink-Green-Red-Brown-Black Unity
A syncretic philosophy centered on multiple parts
RAINBOW
The support for LGBTQ+ rights and recognition in society, pushing for equality
The Syncretism of Schools-of-Thought and pragmatism of thought
PINK
The belief of forwarding women's rights to being equal of men's and also progressing societies perception of masculinity
GREEN
The goal to make a cleaner society, but not attack common day people who don't produce enough waste to be truly harmful
A push for Arab Nationalism similar to Gaddafi's Jamahiriya, talked about in his Green Book. And a goal for Israeli removal for the Palestinian people
RED
A goal to create a society ran by workers, with certain classes removed from society, or frowned upon
A goal for Native American Nationalism, and many nations for their people, in order to preserve their cultures from extinction
BROWN
A goal of forming a cultural nationalist system, that is centered on the workers and creating a cultural identity
Goal to push for African Pannationalism, while still preserving each individual culture
BLACK
The system is Pseudofascist on how it's leadership works, but this is to ensure citizens can live happy and proud of their nation
A system dedicated to making sure that the minorities are treated equal and given the same opportunities as everyone else, movements like BLM and the Black Panthers will be heard" - https://www.nationstates.net/nation=neuesteutony/detail=factbook/id=1199838
"During times of court, the job of deciding the innocence of a defendant, are separated into 3 Judge/Juror subgroups.
The primary group consists of 3 individuals trained in district, territory, and federal law, along with ethics and morals, justice, and philosophy. This is to represent the unbiased perception to look into the perpetrators potential motivation, upbringing, and other moral factors.
The secondary group consists of 5 individuals with educations and jobs within the fields of CSI, Psychology, Sociology, and Psychiatry. This is to look into material factors, like mental health, social/cultural condition, and actual physical evidence.
The final group consists of members of the community, all from various walks of life, but none connected to the victim or perpetrator. This allows for an even perspective, where the community can weigh in on their feelings of the innocence.
All 3 groups have equal say, so if 2/3 or all say the individual is guilty/not guilty, that is the final verdict.
This is only if the social system deemed that the crime was worthy enough to put into court or if the crime may have been deemed imagined, if the former, than only a group of the peers will vote on how it will be delt with, and they will have a lot more limited power, or if the latter than an Anti-corruption movement of the other 2 groups will vote based on the basis of the peers to see how corrupt the peers are in order to change who will be the new peers that vote in that region." - https://www.nationstates.net/nation=neuesteutony/detail=factbook/id=1241641
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This design is to be interpreted as the focal shift of the society between it's Post-Leftism to it's Left-Nationalism, to represent this from left to right, there is;
Deleuze, for his Post/Anti/NeoFreudian look of things. Albert Camus, for his Absurdist interpretation of life, which he was directly inspired by the next 3, Stirner, whom wrote on the Ego, Nietzsche, the one that expanded on Nihilism, Queer Politics, and invented the concept of an Übermensch, and Schopenhauer whom was a Cynic that believed that people should test to be parents. Zizek is also inspired by Freud, only he uses the works to expand on his ideas of Marxism and leftism in General. Parenti is a unique case for Post-Leftism, because even though he believed in criticism for Marxism-Leninism, he did believe in praise for it, too.
The Left-Nationalist side begins soft with De Leon, a Marxist Syndicalist and Libertarian Constitutionalist. He directly inspired the next one, Connolly, whom both were IWW/IWA and Connolly was the first Republican Socialist. Malcolm X was replaced with Xi Jinping a Maoist that applies Marxist Dialectics to his philosophy (Malcolm X was a Maoist who founded the Black Panthers and believed in Pan-Africanism and Self-Determinism). Thomas Sankara was a Marxist-Leninist leader of important significance, for he saved Burkina Faso economically, and he enforced vaccinations, he also believed in Pan-Africanism and Self-Determinism. Hugo Chavez, a man who's ideology has been turned into a slur in the United States(Chavismo), but he believed in Autarky and Self-Determinism. Enver Hoxha a man who was directly a member of the Comintern, Whom believed in third worldism, and mined up their borders alongside creating tons of bunkers. And finally another ideology similar to Hoxha's, Kim Il Sung founded Juche, the MOST Self-Determinist and Autarkist ideology out there.

POLITICAL FLAG
NATIONAL FLAG
Political flag stands for both it's former nation, United States of America, it also stands for it's political position. The emblem; a book, a torch, and an eclipsed sun, together all stand for Patriotism and Constitutionalism. The torch stands for technology, the book stands for knowledge, and the sun stands for environmentalism. The red stands for Socialism and Syndicalism, the blue stands for Thallasocracy or rule by water, the White stands for pacifism or isolationism, and the gold stands wealth(Meritocracy, Agorism, Autarky, and Mercantilism)
National flag stands for Nations unique population of Wolverines, and the populations various historical significance with bears; Germans+Norwegian with Berserkers and Bear Worship, the various Great Lakes Aborigines' Bear Worship and Animism, Irish and Scottish association with Celtic Bear Goddess Artio, and Chinese and their major culture of bears (and minks). The symbol is also used for the LGBT bears community. The colors are for the unique political atmosphere in NeuesTeutony; Forest Green is meant to Symbolize the extreme association with Environmentalist philosophies, especially Technogaianism and Veganarchism. The pink is mean to represent the deep connection with Feminist philosophy and Queer politics, and how socialism is so engrained into the minds that it's stained and turned everything pink(or a pale red) The violet is meant to represent Technocratic-Transhumanist philosophies within the nation, and even further representation for Queer politics. The Teal is meant to represent a strong affiliation with Individualist philosophies, like Agorist Markets, Egoist Socialism, Post-Leftism, Nihilism, Schopenhauerian Eugenics, and Agerontocracy/Antigerontocracy.
Current Flag is just an Accelerationist variant of the latter of above.

ANARCHIST FLAG

Personal Flag
The Anarchist flag is designed to represent a fusion of many ideas; Red spectrum top-left(Mutualism, Syndicalism, Feminism, Queer, Nationalism) Green spectrum Bottom-right(Agorism, individualism, Transhumanism, Veganarchism, Egoism, Nihilism)
My Personal Flag is a fusionist design, middle symbol represents my MutualSyndicalism+MutualAgorism, top left symbol overall is based on the Juche design, but the torch replaced with a cross to represent my Christian Socialist tendencies, hammer replaced with wrench to represent Technosyndicalism, Workerism, Councilism, DeLeonism, Marxist Syndicalism, and Guild Socialism. The machete replaces the sickle to represent my Patriotic Socialist and Left-Nationalist leanings. The rifle represents Hoxhaism, Republican Socialism, my 4th+ international beliefs, and Marxist Confederalism. The symbol on bottom right has already been discussed in detail, the color choice is to represent Marxism with Free Market Economics. I also added a symbol to the top middle for the political organization I'm affiliated with, that goes by "Left Unity for Pirates" basically they are a subsection of the Pirate Communists.

Accelerationist Parties Bioaccelerationist Parties Combined Parties
In various different Nations, and in the United States, before the transition of government to NeuesTeutonian Worker's Government, there are political parties who's radical goals are to push the nation to it's most extreme economic conditions in order to thrust it into the next transitionary stage. Like exposing more people to viral outbreak, destabilizing economies, electing political bodies that are terrible at running the system, etc.
Many Accelerationist members are installed from NeuesTeutony as Espionage in order to help resistance groups take down their oppressors" - https://www.nationstates.net/nation=neuesteutony/detail=factbook/id=1182629
"What is currently going on is a perfect tool for intergenerational warfare, the virus is targeting the elderly and not harming the youth. As Baby Boomers have been performing intergenerational warfare for ages, what goes around, comes around.
We should work together and infect the rich, famous, and political, go to their houses, and spit on various stuff on the outside that you suspect they will touch. If you're feeling extra ballsy and they don't have security, lick the doorknob to their house." - https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1345251
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