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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:59 am 

Joined: Nov 11, 2018
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Location: US
In recent weeks following Mayor Larry Seagull's ban on vitamins sales in the city of Canjara on October 24th has been correlated with an massive 13% drop in Canjaran population. Similar effects have been felt in neighboring cities, Abalesk and Bellerive, that have caused outcries over the influence that private enterprise has over public office.

Gary Rosenfall, M.D. and Heather Driftwood, PhD (Economics) of the Health Institute of Canjara urge that the current ban is affecting the young and elderly, greatly compromising their health, particularly of families that cannot grapple with the associated costs of this artificial shortage. The previous ban on gold necklaces sales left Canjarans largely unaffected, as only affluent families have been able to afford the luxury commodity. Dr. Rosenfall says "unlike sales bans on luxury goods, those on necessity goods goes beyond economic stress on less-than-affluent families, varying between emotional, mental, and physical stress, as ends might not be met. We are already seeing poor housing situations, workers putting in more hours for less pay, and consumers paying exorbitant prices for ordinary commodities. Losing out on a necessity might be the final straw for some folks as we are witnessing."

A public gathering is planned in front of Canjara city hall later next week to demand changes in the mayor's policies on consumer bans. When approached about this, Mayor Seagull declined to comment directly. The mayor's spokesperson, James Blabbermouth, later commented on the matter by stating, "We are also concerned by our devastating population decline, although advisers to the mayor attribute this to the concurrent economic recession and housing crisis. With the public in mind, Mayor Seagull will consider changes to his policies by opening the developing gathering into a forum for Canjarans to voice their concerns and suggestions."

Unimpressed by the mayoral press release, Dr. Driftwood suggests that the mayors office is uninformed about the matter. "Populations across the whole continent have fluctuated during the recession but over several months, trends are actually quite flat. Our analysts find that population continued a downward trend far below the 3 month floating average following the announcement of the vitamin sales ban. We have seen an influx of lobbyists for Big Business gunning for higher profits by taking out the competition. In the midst of this Corporate Warfare, we've seen blatant abuse of private influence over our public officials and now Canjarans, Abalesks, and Belerivens alike caught in the middle. It is time that Canjarans stand up and demand change."

(Written by O. Wesposito)

Last edited by wespacitoo on Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:54 am, edited 1 time in total.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:17 am 

Joined: Jun 2, 2015
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Well done. Looking for the like button... :hmm:

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