Dear Shareholders of America,

 

You may wonder why you're receiving a shareholder letter from a company you've

never heard of. As of now, the company you once held stock in is us. For the past

year, America’s 40 biggest corporations have been negotiating the largest merger in

human history, and today, we are officially open for business. We would like to take

this opportunity to explain this decision and why it is important for all of America.

Last year we were hit by one of the largest crises in history, and it was just a taste of

how bad it can get. There was no nuclear explosion, or famine, or natural disaster.

Some abstract numbers moved around on the other side of the world, and our mu-

rder rate doubled. That is just how fragile our system is, and if we don’t change it

now, we will always be vulnerable.

 

As the Commonwealth, our holdings include $1.3 Trillion, enough to insulate us —

and thus, you — from the catastrophic losses sustained across the United States. But

furthermore, it allows us to propose a fundamental shift in leadership and a new

system based on innovation and incentivization. You may ask, “what product are we

selling?” We are in the business of solutions. Those solutions could come in the form

of infrastructure, technology, or even a shift in thinking - whatever it takes to make

this country profitable for anyone who who wants to work for it.

 

Our controlling interests in natural gas, metal, rare earth metal, and even alternative

energy mean we have the raw materials to rebuild this once great nation. The chall-

enges we face to make our vision a reality are many, but we will persevere. We are

ready to move forward with a plan that obviates any failures of our system, federal

or financial, but we want to thank you, the greatest of us all, the shareholder, in ad-

vance. Please review the attached information packet for more detailed information

on the structure and goals of our new system. We are The Commonwealth, and we

are here to return America to its former glory.

THE COMMONWEALTH

BRINGING OUR NATION BACK FROM THE BRINK

Our nation's top 40 corporations have come

together to put us back on the right track.

The world's largest "can not fail" business, the US government, is on its last leg. It is

time for America's most powerful companies to finally put an end to its bloated,

mismanaged tyranny. Our one time great republic used to favor innovation. Now,

only bureaucracy.

Here is what your taxes pay for:

#1 IN INCARCERATION

#5 IN HOMICIDES

#18 IN EDUCATION

#24 IN LITERACY

#7 IN ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

#14 IN HEALTHCARE EFFICIENCY

"Competition is what makes humanity strong. Now, for the first time in American

history, there is competition with the US government. May the best corporation win."

-THE PRIME CHAIR

We are here to address you not as citizens, but shareholders in our country's future.

The corporate leadership structure built some of the most successful companies in

the world, and we are now prepared to leverage that experience toward the great-

est experiment since the conception of America.

4S REFORM INITIATIVE

Since our merger, The Commonwealth has been committed to solving America's most significant dilemmas. Our 4S Plan is only the beginning of great change.

SELF CONTAINMENT

RESHORE AMERICA

-Closure of all overseas factories

-Reopen manufacturing in America

SECURITY

PRIVATE SECURITY OVER POLICE UNCERTAINTY

-Utilize America's armed forces for homeland security

-Build border wall to Mexico

SUSTAINABILITY

TAKE MONEY OUT OF OUR HANDS

-Build new data centers to handle national transactions

-Socially establish decentralized digital currency

SCHOOL SYSTEM

CHILDREN ARE THE COMMODITY OF THE FUTURE

-Allocate 30% of all profits to education reform

-Begin construction of new educational facilities

A SOLUTION TO CRIME

Since the collapse of 2018, the crime rate is higher than ever, and growing still. The

US government has failed in its attempts to stem the tide of instability. Inefficient

use of tax dollars has brought only police corruption and unnecessary violence. The

Commonwealth hears your pleas for help and wants to make a real impact. Your

safety is our top priority.

Bastion is a streamlined security network of 20,000 locations across the US, situated

based on population density and rate of crime. We would like to be seen more as a

national community watch than a replacement to local law enforcement. Our focus

is on community outreach and proven tactics for crime deterrence.

BASTION

PHASE 1

The Bastion App is available now for free across all digital platforms. If you are one

of the recently returned servicemen, please visit your local station. We may have a

job opportunity waiting for you.

Qualifications:

-Must have a minimum of 3 years military or National Guard experience

-Effective English-language verbal and writing skills

-Must have residency within 30 miles of security station

-Must pass medical, physical, and psychological examination

-Proficiency in de-escalation and non-lethal tactics

Responsibilities:

-Static and roving patrols

-Protect V.I.P.s and property in a professional manner

-Meet and deal tactfully and politely with general public

-Detect and respond to alarms and emergencies in all weather conditions

-Detain persons suspected or in the act of criminal activity

-Wear accountability measures such as body cameras at all times

-Maintain physical fitness, agility requirements, and weapon qualifications

RATIONALE

PHASE 2

Once we establish sufficient security throughout the U.S., we will extend our scope

to drug and psychological rehabilitation. Our data strongly indicates that crime and

substance abuse are a symptom of early psychological trauma and mental illness.

Our purpose is not to deter crime but to abolish it altogether.

Clinton Re-Elected as President

By Brent Cander, FIN News

 

Hillary R. Clinton has won a second term as president of the United States, beating

her Republican rival, Kyle Watkins, by yet another very close margin. As in the last

election, a few key states – Ohio, Wisconsin, and New Hampshire – lifted the presid-

ent past the Electoral College threshold of 270 votes.

 

The campaign focused mainly on the continued decline of the US economy and

incline of crime overtaking our cities, and which candidate would be most capable

of handling these issues. Clinton argued that a change in administrations at this

juncture would only hinder the recovery in progress. Another key talking point for

Clinton was the Commonwealth's encroachment into roles typically reserved for

the federal government, and her victory suggests this struck a chord with voters. But

she also extended an olive branch, asking the Commonwealth to join forces with the

US government and stand together.

 

"We had one of the most catastrophic years in our history, and prevailed," she said, in

her victory speech. "We still have a long way to go toward recovery, but we shall get

through it together. I hope that the US government, the Commonwealth, and all

Americans can come together to fix this." Later in the day, The Commonwealth's

Prime Chair said in a statement: "The Commonwealth does not agree with this pro-

position, there is no 'fixing' the economy, it is beyond repair."

40 AMERICAN CORPORATIONS

MERGE INTO "THE COMMONWEALTH"

US GOVERNMENT INCAPABLE OF BORROWING

MONEY OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

COMMONWEALTH

LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE

The consolidation of 40 corporations demanded a new leadership structure, pla-

cing the country’s greatest CEOs on equal footing with each other instead of the

top-down bureaucracy of the past. Each CEO was evaluated and placed into one

of four divisions to accentuate their greatest strength.

The prime chair oversees each stage of

production. Every quarter a new executive

is chosen randomly to represent his/her

division. The Prime Chair can alter, foster,

or veto any decision made throughout

the solution development cycle.

SOLUTION DEV CYCLE

The divisions will collaborate using a method of research, testing, and repetition to

bring about a solution that is proven to work for Americans.

The Innovation Division uses focus groups across the country to get a

cross-section of America's greatest obstacles. The problems are aggre-

gated based on frequency, impact, and solutions are proposed based

on current technology and infrastructure.

The Economic Division calculates the financial feasibility of the soluti-

on based on the Commonwealth's resources. The Tactical Division

evaluates the wide-ranging consequences of the solution while cons-

idering how similar solutions have fared in the past.

The Charismatic Division stress tests the solution in small groups of

people across all demographics of America. The focus group analysis

determines the best implementation and introduction to the people.

This is dependent on whether the product is a technology or infras-

tructure, or simply a shift in perspective.

The Prime Chair is held accountable for applying the data compiled

through each phase and ensuring the proliferation of each solution

to America. If there is a failure in the solution it is the prime chair's

responsibility to recall, reevaluate, and re-release the end product to

the public.

THE REPUBLIK ALLOWS 150,000 AMERICAN SOLDIERS THROUGHOUT EURASIA TO RETURN HOME

THE COMMONWEALTH BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF 4

QUANTUM DATA CENTERS FOR "PROJECT LEDGER"

RAYMOND KENT ESTABLISHES "ONE TRUTH" RELIGION

BASTION MOBILE DEFENSE

NEIGHBORHOOD SECURITY NETWORK

(8,003,090)

Description:

 

Is there a crime taking place in your neighborhood? Just push the button on your

app and a Bastion team will be dispatched to your location within minutes. Our

agents are trained to de-escalate altercations you may be facing at any moment.

 

Update 2.4:

 

If you've received a four-year degree in mental or behavioral health and are seeking

employment, please contact us. Applications can be filled out at a local station or

through our app.

1. Less Afraid

 

                 Starrynighthello

When the DC riots started I was terrified for my family. It literally looked like a war

zone outside. Cops shooting at students holding peaceful protests. I didn't recogn-

ize my own country. Now I look out my window and I see people I grew up with

patrolling our streets. It may take us a while to get back to where we were, but this

is a step in the right direction.

2. Finally!

 

               Philibusterone

An alternative to the jack-booted tax collectors that have been plaguing my neigh-

borhood! Thanks Commonwealth

ECONOMY 2.0

The economic collapse of 2018 was not an accident, nor was it the fault of the Rep-

ublik. Responsibility lies with the negligence of all Americans. We entrusted the

government with 40 percent of our hard earned money in the hope that they would

spend it wisely. We asked for better roads, education, and healthcare, all along kno-

wing that most of it would go to illegal wars. My fellow Americans, it is time to put

an end to their frivolous spending.

-THE PRIME CHAIR

To compete with the current economy, we needed technology that didn't exist yet.

We built the housing and its electromagnetic shielding, and connected the facilities

in a closed network while waiting for technology to catch up to our vision. We built

the glass slipper, and then we built the perfect foot. The primary focus was encryp-

tion. We want every American to know that the economy can never be tampered

with again, not even by us.

-THE INNOVATION DIVISION

HILLARY CLINTON RESIGNATION SPEECH

 

Thank you. Thank you all.

 

(Applause)

 

Thank you so very much for being here.

 

In my six years as your president, we have faced together many successes, but also

hardships both complex and contemporary. The most destructive economic failure

in US history, the birth of the Republik, and an outbreak of crime and poverty that

has never been rivaled in this country. In all of the decisions that I have made in my

time in office, I have always tried to do what was best for this great nation. Which is

why I am here today to tender my resignation.

 

(Crowd: No!)

 

I know... I know there are those that hold my administration in the highest regard,

and for that, I can not thank you enough. For those of you who have followed my

long career, giving up has never come easily to me. I have always fought for what I

believe to be the just course of action. But the 7 month war of attrition our admini-

stration has fought against congress can not continue, and the betterment of Ame-

rica necessitates a new course. It is not an act of shame, but of hope, founded in the

belief that Americans will prosper and bloom in the future as we have in the past.

 

(Voice: We love you Hillary!)

 

Giving power to a new entity may appear as a failure of democracy, but I can assure

you it is the very definition of democracy. We have a tradition in this country of pass-

ing power over peacefully to those who the nation deems worthy to serve its best

interests. While this particular transfer of power may seem unconventional, it is both

just and legal.

 

Over the course of my career, I have had the pleasure meeting many of the CEOs of

The Commonwealth, and I know them to be some of our finest. I do not know where

this new political direction will lead us, but know that we will traverse it together. I

am incredibly honored to have served you.

 

God bless you, the Shareholders of America.

NEW YORK BECOMES 32ND STATE TO ENTER THE

CONVENTION OF STATES

AFTER 7 MONTH STALEMATE, EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE

BRANCHES CONCEDE TO  INDEFINITE CLOSURE

It took only 10 years for the fledgling United States to declare bankruptcy, defaulting

in 1786. In response, our founding fathers gathered for 116 days to construct one of

the finest contracts ever assembled, but 234 years later this country is again in an

unfathomable amount of debt. If evenly distributed, every child in this country would

owe, upon their birth, approximately $50,000. Fortunately, those founding fathers

designed a failsafe to keep the federal government from getting out of control: Article

5 of the US Constitution allows a legal, peaceful way for the states to amend the con-

stitution to bring this country into a bold new era of profit and prosperity.

 

HERE'S WHAT ARTICLE 5 SAYS

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall

propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures

of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendm-

ents, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as part of this

Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States,

or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratific-

ation may be proposed by the Congress...

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

You, the American shareholder, know what's best for your family, better than the Fed.

Call your state senator and tell them you want the Commonwealth to represent your

interests. We have 31 states on board, all we need is one more. Together we can once

again take our rightful place as the greatest nation on earth.

THE PRIME CHAIR

@COMMONWEALTH

 

 

Our great nation can no longer accept nor deny the danger in Washington. The time for new leadership is upon us. Tell us how we can help you America! #PROFITANDPROSPERITY

Maggie May @maythefourthb

 

no one... and I mean NO ONE, needs another Fascist regime.

#FREELOADERRIGHTSMOVEMENT

08/14/2021

Ed Kransen @Edkransenwashere

 

@maythefourthb Fascist or not it's working. I was skeptical at first but bastion is cleaning up my neighborhood. #PROFITANDPROSPERITY

08/14/2021

Sharon Vaughn @Shevaun82

 

Only in a World this corrupt do corporations try to rule a Country! Of course this is the end times.

08/15/2021

PHIL Dorman @washawaythephilth

 

Hey @COMMONWEALTH why don't you go back to makin phones!? Stop tryin to run shit.

08/15/2021

ABSOLUTE TRUTH @ABTRUE_67

 

@COMMONWEALTH AND #REPUBLIK are working together. Dont buy this setup America! #NEWWORLDORDER #ILLUMINATI

08/16/2021

A Band-Aid on Cancer (op-ed)

By Steven Wright, FIN News

 

President Hillary Clinton is proposing a third "stimulus" package of $4 trillion to

jump-start the economy, and the Republican congress is dead-set to shut down the

government to prevent it. According to the Congressional Budget Office, half of this

proposed bill will immediately go to current military and police officers attempting

to keep peace throughout the nation. It is, at best, a waste of even more tax dollars,

and at worst, an incompetent protection racket. Our government is reduced to red-

istributing our money to protect ourselves from ourselves.

 

Past stimulus packages – the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, American Recovery

Act of 2009, and the American Redistribution Act of 2018 – were only meant to be a

short term fix to ease a spiraling market. They were never a long term solution. The

two packages in 2018 are proof that this approach is no longer effective, yet the

Clinton administration is determined to prove the definition of insanity. This gover-

nment is out of ideas, and won't engage in the innovation needed to bring about

long term solutions.

 

If I were drowning and Adolf Hitler threw me a life preserver, I would surely take it.

The worst case scenario is the path we are currently on. In just two years, the Com-

monwealth has introduced new jobs, brought down the crime rate, and fundam-

entally altered our economy for the better. It has managed to support workers and

families in an era that has seen catastrophic loss of employment, maintaining eno-

ugh resources to run a government while the actual government has done nothing

but squeeze more and more funds from an already dry population. The only thing

keeping us from changing course is an irrational fear of the unknown.

 

The solution to this malady is clear: Cut out the tumor. The Republik, for better or

worse, is undergoing its own metamorphosis. The Commonwealth is showing Ame-

rica a new path out of a decaying old world. It may not be smooth or easy – when is

change ever smooth or easy? – but we should take it. The Republican Party wants a

shutdown. Let's shut it all down for good.

COMMONWEALTH BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF MEXICAN

BORDER WALL

GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN DUE TO FUNDING DISPUTE

FLORIDA BANS COMMON COIN

THE LEDGER

Currency is one of our oldest technologies. It predates human language. In its nati-

ve, non-corporeal state it resides as effort, time, and innovation. Then, with the right

catalyst, it can materialize into its physical form to buy and sell. This alchemic tech-

nology has become corrupted and weaponized over the centuries. We, The Comm-

onwealth, intend to restore money to its original purity.

 

"The Ledger" is a series of four data centers spread across the United States. Its sole

purpose is to create a new, stable economy, free of human intervention. It will be a

closed system, impervious to inflation or manipulation. Starting now, all products

sold by our corporate subsidiaries are 20% off when using our new currency,

"Common Coin." This includes hundreds of thousands of goods and services across

the country – the ones you use every day. We believe in this, and we hope you join

our just cause.

Designed to handle billions of

transactions daily across the United States

Our maximum security data facilities are

designed to work with each other

or independently

The Ledger transmits seamlessly with any of your hand-held devices for instant access to

your "common wallet"

Each facility has an infinite random bit RSA encryption. Once activated, not even we

have the key.

Dear Shareholders of America,

 

You may wonder why you're receiving a shareholder letter from a company

you've never heard of. As of now, the company you once held stock

in is us. For the past year, America’s 40 biggest corporations have been

negotiating the largest merger in human history, and today, we are officially

open for business. We would like to take this opportunity to explain this

decision and why it is important for all of America. Last year we were hit by

one of the largest crises in US history, and it was just a taste of how bad it

can get. There was no nuclear explosion, or famine, or natural disaster.

Some abstract numbers moved around on the other side of the world, and

our murder rate doubled. That is just how fragile our system is, and if we

don’t change it now, we will always be vulnerable.

 

As the Commonwealth, our holdings include $1.2 trillion, enough to insul-

ate us — and thus, you — from the catastrophic losses sustained across the

United States. But furthermore, it allows us to propose a fundamental shift

in leadership and a new system based on innovation and incentivization.

You may ask, “what product are we selling?” We are in the business of solu-

tions. Those solutions could come in the form of infrastructure, technology,

or even a shift in thinking – whatever it takes to make this country profitable

for anyone who wants to work for it.

 

Our controlling interests in natural gas, metal, rare earth metal, and even

alternative energy mean we have the raw materials to rebuild this once

great nation. The challenges we face to make our vision a reality are many,

but we will persevere. We are ready to move forward with a plan that obv-

iates any failures of our system, federal or financial, but we want to thank

you, the greatest of us all, the shareholder, in advance. Please review the

attached information packet for more detailed information on the struct-

ure and goals of our new system. We are The Commonwealth, and we are

here to return America to its former glory.

THE COMMONWEALTH

BRINGING OUR NATION BACK FROM THE BRINK

Our nation's top 40 corporations have come

together to put us back on the right track.

The world's largest "can not fail" business, the US government, is on its last

leg. It is time for America's most powerful companies to finally put an end

to its bloated, mismanaged tyranny. Our one time great republic used to

favor innovation. Now, only bureaucracy.

Here is what your taxes pay for:

#1 IN INCARCERATION

#5 IN HOMICIDES

#18 IN EDUCATION

#24 IN LITERACY

#7 IN ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

#14 IN HEALTHCARE EFFICIENCY

"Competition is what makes humanity strong. Now, for the first time in

 American history, there is competition with the US government. May the

 best corporation win."

-THE PRIME CHAIR

We are here to address you not as citizens, but shareholders in our count-

ry's future. The corporate leadership structure built some of the most suc-

cessful companies in the world, and we are now prepared to leverage that experience toward the greatest experiment since the conception of Ame-

rica.

4S REFORM INITIATIVE

Since our merger, The Commonwealth has been committed to solving America's most significant dilemmas. Our 4S Plan is only the beginning of great change.

SELF CONTAINMENT

RESHORE AMERICA

-Closure of all overseas factories

-Reopen manufacturing in America

SECURITY

PRIVATE SECURITY OVER POLICE UNCERTAINTY

-Utilize America's armed forces for homeland security

-Build border wall to Mexico

SUSTAINABILITY

TAKE MONEY OUT OF OUR HANDS

-Build new data centers to handle national transactions

-Socially establish decentralized digital currency

SCHOOL SYSTEM

CHILDREN ARE THE COMMODITY OF THE FUTURE

-Allocate 30% of all profits to education reform

-Begin construction of new educational facilities

A SOLUTION TO CRIME

Since the collapse of 2018, the crime rate is higher than ever, and growing

still. The US government has failed in its attempts to stem the tide of inst-

ability. Inefficient use of tax dollars has brought only police corruption and

unnecessary violence. The Commonwealth hears your pleas for help and

wants to make a real impact. Your safety is our top priority.

BASTION

PHASE 1

Bastion is a streamlined security network of 20,000 locations across the

US, situated based on population density and rate of crime. We would like

to be seen more as a national community watch than a replacement to

local law enforcement. Our focus is on community outreach and proven

tactics for crime deterrence.

 

The Bastion App is available now for free across all digital platforms. If you

are one of the recently returned servicemen, please visit your local station.

We may have a job opportunity waiting for you.

Qualifications:

-Must have a minimum of 3 years military or National Guard experience

-Effective English-language verbal and writing skills

-Must have residency within 30 miles of security station

-Must pass medical, physical, and psychological examination

-Proficiency in de-escalation and non-lethal tactics

Responsibilities:

-Static and roving patrols

-Protect V.I.P.s and property in a professional manner

-Meet and deal tactfully and politely with general public

-Detect and respond to alarms and emergencies in all weather conditions

-Detain persons suspected or in the act of criminal activity

-Wear accountability measures such as body cameras at all times

-Maintain physical fitness, agility requirements, and weapon qualifications

RATIONALE

PHASE 2

Once we establish sufficient security throughout the U.S., we will extend

our scope to drug and psychological rehabilitation. Our data strongly ind-

icates that crime and substance abuse are a symptom of early psycholog-

ical trauma and mental illness. Our purpose is not to deter crime but to

abolish it altogether.

Clinton Re-Elected as President

By Brent Cander, FIN News

 

Hillary R. Clinton has won a second term as president of the United States,

beating her Republican rival, Kyle Watkins, by yet another very close margin.

As in the last election, a few key states – Ohio, Wisconsin, and New Hampsh-

ire – lifted the president past the Electoral College threshold of 270 votes.

 

The campaign focused mainly on the continued decline of the US econo-

my and incline of crime overtaking our cities, and which candidate would

be most capable of handling these issues. Clinton argued that a change in

administrations at this juncture would only hinder the recovery in progress.

Another key talking point for Clinton was the Commonwealth's encroach-

ment into roles typically reserved for the federal government, and her vict-

ory suggests this struck a chord with voters. But she also extended an olive

branch, asking the Commonwealth to join forces with the US government

and stand together.

 

"We had one of the most catastrophic years in our history, and prevailed,"

she said, in her victory speech. "We still have a long way to go toward reco-

very, but we shall get through it together. I hope that the US government,

the Commonwealth, and all Americans can come together to fix this." Lat-

er in the day, The Commonwealth's Prime Chair said in a statement: "The

Commonwealth does not agree with this proposition, there is no 'fixing'

the economy, it is beyond repair."

40 AMERICAN CORPORATIONS

MERGE INTO "THE COMMONWEALTH"

US GOVERNMENT INCAPABLE OF BORROWING

MONEY OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

THE REPUBLIK ALLOWS 150,000 AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN EURASIA TO RETURN HOME

THE COMMONWEALTH BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF 4

QUANTUM DATA CENTERS FOR "PROJECT LEDGER"

RAYMOND KENT ESTABLISHES "ONE TRUTH"

RELIGION

COMMONWEALTH

LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE

The consolidation of 40 corporations demanded a new leadership structure,

placing the country’s greatest CEOs on equal footing with each other inst-

ead of the top-down bureaucracy of the past. Each CEO was evaluated and

placed into one of four divisions to accentuate their greatest strength.

The prime chair oversees each stage

of production. Every quarter a new

executive is chosen randomly to rep-

resent his/her division. The Prime Chair

can alter, foster, or veto any decision

made throughout the solution devel-

opment cycle.

SOLUTION DEV CYCLE

The divisions will collaborate using a method of research, testing, and rep-

etition to bring about a solution that is proven to work for Americans.

The Innovation Division uses focus groups across the cou-

ntry to get a cross-section of America's greatest obstacles.

The problems are aggregated based on frequency and im-

pact, and solutions are proposed based on current technology

and infrastructure.

The Economic Division calculates the financial feasibility of

the solution based on the Commonwealth's resources. The

Tactical Division evaluates the wide-ranging consequences

of the solution while considering how similar solutions have

fared in the past.

The Charismatic Division stress tests the solution in small

groups of people across all demographics of America. The

focus group analysis determines the best implementation

and introduction to the people. This is dependent on whe-

ther the product is a technology or infrastructure, or simply

a shift in perspective.

The Prime Chair is held accountable for applying the data

compiled through each phase and ensuring the proliferat-

ion of each solution to America. If there is a failure in the

solution it is the prime chair's responsibility to recall, reeva-

luate, and re-release the end product to the public.

BASTION MOBILE DEFENSE

NEIGHBORHOOD SECURITY NETWORK

(8,003,090)

Description:

Is there a crime taking place in your neighborhood? Just push the button

on your app and a Bastion team will be dispatched to your location within

minutes. Our agents are trained to de-escalate altercations you may be fa-

cing at any moment.

 

Update 2.4:

If you've received a four-year degree in mental or behavioral health and are

seeking employment, please contact us. Applications can be filled out at a

local station or through our app.

1. Less Afraid

                Starrynighthello

When the DC riots started I was terrified for my family. It literally looked like

a war zone outside. Cops shooting at students holding peaceful protests. I

didn't recognize my own country. Now I look out my window and I see pe-

ople I grew up with patrolling our streets. It may take us a while to get ba-

ck to where we were, but this is a step in the right direction.

2. Finally!

                Philibusterone

An alternative to the jack-booted tax collectors that have been plaguing

my neighborhood! Thanks Commonwealth

ECONOMY 2.0

The economic collapse of 2018 was not an accident, nor was it the fault of

the Republik. Responsibility lies with the negligence of all Americans. We

entrusted the government with 40 percent of our hard earned money in

the hope that they would spend it wisely. We asked for better roads, educ-

ation, and healthcare, all along knowing that most of it would go to illegal

wars. My fellow Americans, it is time to put an end to their frivolous

spending.

-THE PRIME CHAIR

To compete with the current economy, we needed technology that didn't

exist yet. We built the housing and its electromagnetic shielding, and con-

nected the facilities in a closed network while waiting for technology to

catch up to our vision. We built the glass slipper, and then we built the pe-

rfect foot. The primary focus was encryption. We want every American to

know that the economy can never be tampered with again, not even by us.

-THE INNOVATION DIVISION

THE LEDGER

Currency is one of our oldest technologies. It predates human language.

In its native, non-corporeal state it resides as effort, time, and innovation.

Then, with the right catalyst, it can materialize into its physical form to buy

and sell. This alchemic technology has become corrupted and weaponized

over the centuries. We, the Commonwealth, intend to restore money to its

original purity.

 

"The Ledger" is a series of four data centers spread across the United States.

Its sole purpose is to create a new, stable economy, free of human interve-

ntion. It will be a closed system, impervious to inflation or manipulation.

Starting now, all products sold by our corporate subsidiaries are 20% off

when using our new currency, "Common Coin." This includes hundreds of

thousands of goods and services across the country – the ones you use ev-

ery day. We believe in this, and we hope you join our just cause.

Designed to handle billions of

transactions daily across the United States

Our maximum security data facilities are

designed to work with each other

or independently

The Ledger transmits seamlessly with any of

your hand-held devices for instant access to

your "common wallet"

Each facility has an infinite random bit RSA encryption. Once activated, not even we

have the key.

A Band-Aid on Cancer (op-ed)

By Steven Wright, FIN News

 

President Hillary Clinton is proposing a third "stimulus" package of $4 trill-

ion to jump-start the economy, and the Republican congress is dead-set

to shut down the government to prevent it. According to the Congressio-

nal Budget Office, half of this proposed bill will immediately go to current

military and police officers attempting to keep peace throughout the nati-

on. It is, at best, a waste of even more tax dollars, and at worst, an incomp-

etent protection racket. Our government is reduced to redistributing our

money to protect ourselves from ourselves.

 

Past stimulus packages – the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, American

Recovery Act of 2009, and the American Redistribution Act of 2018 – were

only meant to be a short term fix to ease a spiraling market. They were

never a long term solution. The two packages in 2018 are proof that this

approach is no longer effective, yet the Clinton administration is determi-

ned to prove the definition of insanity. This government is out of ideas, and

won't engage in the innovation needed to bring about long term solutions.

 

If I were drowning and Adolf Hitler threw me a life preserver, I would surely

take it. The worst case scenario is the path we are currently on. In just two

years, the Commonwealth has introduced new jobs, brought down the

crime rate, and fundamentally altered our economy for the better. It has

managed to support workers and families in an era that has seen catastro-

phic loss of employment, maintaining enough resources to run a govern-

ment while the actual government has done nothing but squeeze more

and more funds from an already dry population. The only thing keeping us

from changing course is an irrational fear of the unknown.

 

The solution to this malady is clear: cut out the tumor. The Republik, for

better or worse, is undergoing its own metamorphosis. The Commonwea-

lth is showing America a new path out of a decaying old world. It may not

be smooth or easy – when is change ever smooth or easy? – but we should

take it. The Republican Party wants a shutdown. Let's shut it all down

for good.

COMMONWEALTH BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF

MEXICAN BORDER WALL

GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN DUE TO FUNDING

DISPUTE

FLORIDA BANS COMMON COIN

THE PRIME CHAIR

@COMMONWEALTH

 

Our great nation can no longer accept nor deny the danger in Washington. The time for new leadership is upon us. Tell us how we can help you America!

#PROFITANDPROSPERITY

Maggie May @maythefourthb

 

no one... and I mean NO ONE, needs another Fascist regime.

#FREELOADERRIGHTSMOVEMENT

08/14/2021

Ed Kransen @Edkransenwashere

 

@maythefourthb Fascist or not it's working. I was skeptical at first but

bastion is cleaning up my neighborhood. #PROFITANDPROSPERITY

08/14/2021

Sharon Vaughn @Shevaun82

 

Only in a World this corrupt do corporations try to rule a Country! Of

course this is the end times.

08/15/2021

PHIL Dorman @washawaythephilth

 

Hey @COMMONWEALTH why don't you go back to makin phones!?

Stop tryin to run shit.

08/15/2021

ABSOLUTE TRUTH @ABTRUE_67

 

@COMMONWEALTH AND #REPUBLIK are working together. Dont

buy this setup America! #NEWWORLDORDER #ILLUMINATI

08/16/2021

It took only 10 years for the fledgling United States to declare bankruptcy,

defaulting in 1786. In response, our founding fathers gathered for 116 days

to construct one of the finest contracts ever assembled, but 234 years later

this country is again in an unfathomable amount of debt. If evenly distrib-

uted, every child in this country would owe, upon their birth, approximately

$50,000. Fortunately, those founding fathers designed a failsafe to keep the

federal government from getting out of control: Article 5 of the US Consti-

tution allows a legal, peaceful way for the states to amend the constitution

to bring this country into a bold new era of profit and prosperity.

 

HERE'S WHAT ARTICLE 5 SAYS

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary,

shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of

the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention

for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Inte-

nts and Purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legisla-

tures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three four-

ths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed

by the Congress...

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

You, the American shareholder, know what's best for your family, better

than the Fed. Call your state senator and tell them you want the Commo-

nwealth to represent your interests. We have 31 states on board, all we ne-

ed is one more. Together we can once again take our rightful place as the

greatest nation on earth.

NEW YORK BECOMES 32ND STATE TO ENTER THE

CONVENTION OF STATES

AFTER 7 MONTH STALEMATE, EXECUTIVE AND

LEGISLATIVE BRANCHES CONCEDE TO

INDEFINITE CLOSURE

HILLARY CLINTON RESIGNATION SPEECH

 

Thank you. Thank you all.

 

(Applause)

 

Thank you so very much for being here.

 

In my six years as your president, we have faced together many successes,

but also hardships both complex and contemporary. The most destructive

economic failure in US history, the birth of the Republik, and an outbreak

of crime and poverty that has never been rivaled in this country. In all of

the decisions that I have made in my time in office, I have always tried to

do what was best for this great nation. Which is why I am here today to

tender my resignation.

 

(Crowd: No!)

 

I know... I know there are those that hold my administration in the highest

regard, and for that, I can not thank you enough. For those of you who have

followed my long career, giving up has never come easily to me. I have al-

ways fought for what I believe to be the just course of action. But the 7

month war of attrition our administration has fought against congress can

not continue, and the betterment of America necessitates a new course. It

is not an act of shame, but of hope, founded in the belief that Americans

will prosper and bloom in the future as we have in the past.

 

(Voice: We love you Hillary!)

 

Giving power to a new entity may appear as a failure of democracy, but I

can assure you it is the very definition of democracy. We have a tradition in

this country of passing power over peacefully to those who the nation de-

ems worthy to serve its best interests. While this particular transfer of power

may seem unconventional, it is both just and legal.

 

Over the course of my career, I have had the pleasure meeting many of the

CEOs of The Commonwealth, and I know them to be some of our finest. I

do not know where this new political direction will lead us, but know that

we will traverse it together. I am incredibly honored to have served you.

God bless you, the Shareholders of America.

40 AMERICAN CORPORATIONS MERGE

INTO "THE COMMONWEALTH"

US GOVERNMENT INCAPABLE OF BORROWING

MONEY OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

Dear Shareholders of America,

 

You may wonder why you're receiving a shareholder letter

from a company you've never heard of. As of now,

the company you once held stock in is us. For the past year,

America’s 40 biggest corporations have been negotiating

the largest merger in human history, and today, we are

officially open for business. We would like to take this opp-

ortunity to explain this decision and why it is important for

all of America. Last year we were hit by one of the largest

crises in US history, and it was just a taste of how bad it

can get. There was no nuclear explosion, or famine, or nat-

ural disaster. Some abstract numbers moved around on

the other side of the world, and our murder rate doubled.

That is just how fragile our system is, and if we don’t chan-

ge it now, we will always be vulnerable.

 

As the Commonwealth, our holdings include $1.3 trillion,

enough to insulate us — and thus, you — from the catastro-

phic losses sustained across the United States. But furthe-

rmore, it allows us to propose a fundamental shift in lead-

ership and a new system based on innovation and incenti-

vization. You may ask, “what product are we selling?” We

are in the business of solutions. Those solutions could

come in the form of infrastructure, technology, or even a

shift in thinking – whatever it takes to make this country

profitable for anyone who wants to work for it.

 

Our controlling interests in natural gas, metal, rare earth

metal, and even alternative energy mean we have the raw

materials to rebuild this once great nation. The challenges

we face to make our vision a reality are many, but we will

persevere. We are ready to move forward with a plan that

obviates any failures of our system, federal or financial, but

we want to thank you, the greatest of us all, the sharehol-

der, in advance. Please review the attached information

packet for more detailed information on the structure and

goals of our new system. We are The Commonwealth, and

we are here to return America to its former glory.

COMMONWEALTH

LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE

The consolidation of 40 corporations demanded a new le-

adership structure, placing the country’s greatest CEOs on

equal footing with each other instead of the top-down

bureaucracy of the past. Each CEO was evaluated and

placed into one of four divisions to accentuate their grea-

test strength.

The prime chair oversees each stage of production. Every

quarter a new executive is chosen randomly to represent

his/her division. The Prime Chair can alter, foster, or veto

any decision made throughout the solution

development cycle.

SOLUTION

DEVELOPMENT CYCLE

The divisions will collaborate using a method of research,

testing, and repetition to bring about a solution that is

proven to work for Americans.

The Innovation Division uses focus groups across the cou-

ntry to get a cross-section of America's greatest obstacles.

The problems are aggregated based on frequency and im-

pact, and solutions are proposed based on current tech-

nology and infrastructure.

The Economic Division calculates the financial feasibility

of the solution based on the Commonwealth's resources.

The Tactical Division evaluates the wide-ranging conseq-

uences of the solution while considering how similar solu-

tions have fared in the past.

The Charismatic Division stress tests the solution in small

groups of people across all demographics of America. The

focus group analysis determines the best implementation

and introduction to the people. This is dependent on wh-

ether the product is a technology or infrastructure, or

simply a shift in perspective.

The Prime Chair is held accountable for applying the data

compiled through each phase and ensuring the prolifera-

tion of each solution to America. If there is a failure in the

solution it is the prime chair's responsibility to recall, reev-

aluate, and re-release the end product to the public.

THE COMMONWEALTH

BRINGING OUR NATION BACK FROM THE BRINK

Our nation's top 40 corporations have come

together to put us back on the right track.

The world's largest "can not fail" business, the US govern-

ment, is on its last leg. It is time for America's most power-

ful companies to finally put an end to its bloated, misma-

naged tyranny. Our one time great republic used to favor

innovation. Now, only bureaucracy.

Here is what your taxes pay for:

#1 IN INCARCERATION

#5 IN HOMICIDES

#18 IN EDUCATION

#24 IN LITERACY

#7 IN ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

#14 IN HEALTHCARE EFFICIENCY

"Competition is what makes humanity strong. Now, for the first time in American history, there is competition with the US government. May the best corporation win."

-THE PRIME CHAIR

We are here to address you not as citizens, but sharehold-

ers in our country's future. The corporate leadership struc-

ture built some of the most successful companies in the

world, and we are now prepared to leverage that experie-

nce toward the greatest experiment since the conception

of America.

4S REFORM INITIATIVE

Since our merger, The Commonwealth has been commit-

ted to solving America's most significant dilemmas. Our

4S Plan is only the beginning of great change.

SELF-CONTAINMENT

RESHORE AMERICA

-Closure of all overseas factories

-Reopen manufacturing in America

SECURITY

PRIVATE SECURITY OVER POLICE UNCERTAINTY

-Utilize America's armed forces for homeland security

-Build border wall to Mexico

SUSTAINABILITY

TAKE MONEY OUT OF OUR HANDS

-Build new data centers to handle national transactions

-Socially establish decentralized digital currency

SCHOOL SYSTEM

CHILDREN ARE THE COMMODITY OF THE FUTURE

-Allocate 30% of all profits to education reform

-Begin construction of new educational facilities

THE REPUBLIK ALLOWS 150,000 AMERICAN

SOLDIERS THROUGHOUT EURASIA TO

RETURN HOME

THE COMMONWEALTH BEGINS CONSTRUCTION

OF 4 QUANTUM DATA CENTERS FOR

"PROJECT LEDGER"

RAYMOND KENT ESTABLISHES

"ONE TRUTH" RELIGION

BASTION MOBILE DEFENSE

NEIGHBORHOOD SECURITY NETWORK

(8,003,090)

Description:

Is there a crime taking place in your neighborhood? Just

push the button on your app and a Bastion team will be

dispatched to your location within minutes. Our agents

are trained to de-escalate altercations you may be facing

at any moment.

 

Update 2.4:

If you've received a four-year degree in mental or behavio-

ral health and are seeking employment, please contact us.

Applications can be filled out at a local station or through

our app.

1. Less Afraid

             Starrynighthello

When the DC riots started I was terrified for my family. It

literally looked like a war zone outside. Cops shooting at

students holding peaceful protests. I didn't recognize my

own country. Now I look out my window and I see people

I grew up with patrolling our streets. It may take us a while

to get back to where we were, but this is a step in the

right direction.

2. Finally!

             Philibusterone

An alternative to the jack-booted tax collectors that have

been plaguing my neighborhood! Thanks Commonwealth

A SOLUTION TO CRIME

Since the collapse of 2018, the crime rate is higher than

ever, and growing still. The US government has failed in

its attempts to stem the tide of instability. Inefficient use

of tax dollars has brought only police corruption and un-

necessary violence. The Commonwealth hears your pleas

for help and wants to make a real impact. Your safety is

our top priority.

BASTION

PHASE 1

Bastion is a streamlined security network of 20,000 locat-

ions across the US, situated based on population density

and rate of crime. We would like to be seen more as a na-

tional community watch than a replacement to local law

enforcement. Our focus is on community outreach and

proven tactics for crime deterrence.

 

The Bastion App is available now for free across all digital

platforms. If you are one of the recently returned service-

men, please visit your local station. We may have a job

opportunity waiting for you.

Qualifications:

-Must have a minimum of 3 years military or National

Guard experience

-Effective English-language verbal and writing skills

-Must have residency within 30 miles of security station

-Must pass medical, physical, psychological and examination

-Proficiency in de-escalation and non-lethal tactics

Responsibilities:

-Static and roving patrols

-Protect V.I.P.s and property in a professional manner

-Meet and deal tactfully and politely with general public

-Detect and respond to alarms and emergencies in all

weather conditions

-Detain persons suspected or in the act of criminal activity

-Wear accountability measures such as body cameras at

all times

-Maintain physical fitness, agility requirements, and

weapon qualifications

RATIONALE

PHASE 2

Once we establish sufficient security throughout the U.S.,

we will extend our scope to drug and psychological reha-

bilitation. Our data strongly indicates that crime and sub-

stance abuse are a symptom of early psychological trauma

and mental illness. Our purpose is not to deter crime but

to abolish it altogether.

Clinton Re-Elected as President

By Brent Cander, FIN News

 

Hillary R. Clinton has won a second term as president of

the United States, beating her Republican rival, Kyle Watk-

ins, by yet another very close margin. As in the last election,

a few key states – Ohio, Wisconsin, and New Hampshire –

lifted the president past the Electoral College threshold

of 270 votes.

 

The campaign focused mainly on the continued decline of

the US economy and incline of crime overtaking our cities,

and which candidate would be most capable of handling

these issues. Clinton argued that a change in administrati-

ons at this juncture would only hinder the recovery in pro-

gress. Another key talking point for Clinton was the Com-

monwealth's encroachment into roles typically reserved for

the federal government, and her victory suggests this stru-

ck a chord with voters. But she also extended an olive bra-

nch, asking the Commonwealth to join forces with the US

government and stand together.

 

"We had one of the most catastrophic years in our history,

and prevailed," she said, in her victory speech. "We still have

a long way to go toward recovery, but we shall get through

it together. I hope that the US government, the Commo-

nwealth, and all Americans can come together to fix this."

Later in the day, The Commonwealth's Prime Chair said in

a statement: "The Commonwealth does not agree with

this proposition, there is no 'fixing' the economy, it is bey-

ond repair."

ECONOMY 2.0

The economic collapse of 2018 was not an accident, nor

was it the fault of the Republik. Responsibility lies with the

negligence of all Americans. We entrusted the government

with 40 percent of our hard earned money in the hope

that they would spend it wisely. We asked for better roads,

education, and healthcare, all along knowing that most of

it would go to illegal wars. My fellow Americans, it is time

to put an end to their frivolous spending.

-THE PRIME CHAIR

To compete with the current economy, we needed techn-

ology that didn't exist yet. We built the housing and its

electromagnetic shielding, and connected the facilities in

a closed network while waiting for technology to catch up

to our vision. We built the glass slipper, and then we built

the perfect foot. The primary focus was encryption. We w-

ant every American to know that the economy can never

be tampered with again, not even by us.

-THE INNOVATION DIVISION

THE LEDGER

Currency is one of our oldest technologies. It predates hu-

man language. In its native, non-corporeal state it resides

as effort, time, and innovation. Then, with the right catalyst,

it can materialize into its physical form to buy and sell. This

alchemic technology has become corrupted and weapon-

ized over the centuries. We, the Commonwealth, intend to

restore money to its original purity.

 

"The Ledger" is a series of four data centers spread across

the United States. Its sole purpose is to create a new, stab-

le economy, free of human intervention. It will be a closed

system, impervious to inflation or manipulation. Starting

now, all products sold by our corporate subsidiaries are

20% off when using our new currency, "Common Coin."

This includes hundreds of thousands of goods and services

across the country – the ones you use every day. We believe

in this, and we hope you join our just cause.

Designed to handle billions of

transactions daily across the United States

Our maximum security data facilities are

designed to work with each other

or independently

The Ledger transmits seamlessly with any

of your hand-held devices for instant access

to your "common wallet"

Each facility has an infinite random bit RSA encryption. Once activated, not even we

have the key.

COMMONWEALTH BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF

MEXICAN BORDER WALL

GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN DUE TO

FUNDING DISPUTE

FLORIDA BANS COMMON COIN

A Band-Aid on Cancer (op-ed)

By Steven Wright, FIN News

 

President Hillary Clinton is proposing a third "stimulus"

package of $4 trillion to jump-start the economy, and the

Republican congress is dead-set to shut down the gover-

nment to prevent it. According to the Congressional Bud-

get Office, half of this proposed bill will immediately go to

current military and police officers attempting to keep

peace throughout the nation. It is, at best, a waste of even

more tax dollars, and at worst, an incompetent protection

racket. Our government is reduced to redistributing our

money to protect ourselves from ourselves.

 

Past stimulus packages – the Economic Stimulus Act of

2008, American Recovery Act of 2009, and the American

Redistribution Act of 2018 – were only meant to be a short

term fix to ease a spiraling market. They were never a long

term solution. The two packages in 2018 are proof that this

approach is no longer effective, yet the Clinton administr-

ation is determined to prove the definition of insanity. This

government is out of ideas, and won't engage in the inno-

vation needed to bring about long term solutions.

 

If I were drowning and Adolf Hitler threw me a life preser-

ver, I would surely take it. The worst case scenario is the

path we are currently on. In just two years, the Common-

wealth has introduced new jobs, brought down the crime

rate, and fundamentally altered our economy for the better.

It has managed to support workers and families in an era

that has seen catastrophic loss of employment, maintain-

ing enough resources to run a government while the actual

government has done nothing but squeeze more and

more funds from an already dry population. The only thing

keeping us from changing course is an irrational fear of the

unknown.

 

The solution to this malady is clear: cut out the tumor. The

Republik, for better or worse, is undergoing its own meta-

morphosis. The Commonwealth is showing America a new

path out of a decaying old world. It may not be smooth or

easy – when is change ever smooth or easy? – but we should

take it. The Republican Party wants a shutdown. Let's shut

it all down for good.

THE PRIME CHAIR

@COMMONWEALTH

Our great nation can no longer accept nor deny the danger in Washington. The time for new leadership is upon us. Tell us how we can help you America! #PROFITANDPROSPERITY

Maggie May @maythefourthb

 

no one... and I mean NO ONE, needs another Fascist regime. #FREELOADERRIGHTSMOVEMENT

08/14/2021

Ed Kransen @Edkransenwashere

 

@maythefourthb Fascist or not it's working. I was skeptical at first but bastion is cleaning up my neighborhood. #PROFITANDPROSPERITY

08/14/2021

Sharon Vaughn @Shevaun82

 

Only in a World this corrupt do corporations try to

rule a Country! Of course this is the end times.

08/15/2021

PHIL Dorman @philthyD

 

Hey @COMMONWEALTH why don't you go back

to makin phones!? Stop tryin to run shit.

08/15/2021

ABSOLUTE TRUTH @ABTRUE_67

 

@COMMONWEALTH AND #REPUBLIK are working together. Dont buy this setup America! #NEWWORLDORDER #ILLUMINATI

08/16/2021

It took only 10 years for the fledgling United States to declare bankruptcy, defaulting in 1786. In response, our founding fathers gathered for 116 days to construct one of the finest contracts ever assembled, but 234 years later this country is again in an unfathomable amount of debt. If evenly distributed, every child in this country would owe, upon their birth, approximately $50,000. Fortunately, those founding fathers designed a failsafe to keep the federal government from getting out of control: Article 5 of the US Constitution allows a legal, peaceful way for the states to amend the constitution to bring this country into a bold new era of profit and prosperity.

 

HERE'S WHAT ARTICLE 5 SAYS

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress...

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

You, the American shareholder, know what's best for your family, better than the Fed. Call your state senator and tell them you want the Commonwealth to represent your interests. We have 31 states on board, all we need is one more. Together we can once again take our rightful place as the greatest nation on earth.

NEW YORK BECOMES 32ND STATE TO ENTER

THE CONVENTION OF STATES

AFTER 7 MONTH STALEMATE, EXECUTIVE AND

LEGISLATIVE BRANCHES CONCEDE TO

INDEFINITE CLOSURE

HILLARY CLINTON RESIGNATION SPEECH

 

Thank you. Thank you all.

 

(Applause)

 

Thank you so very much for being here.

 

In my six years as your president, we have faced together

many successes, but also hardships both complex and

contemporary. The most destructive economic failure in US

history, the birth of the Republik, and an outbreak of crime

and poverty that has never been rivaled in this country. In

all of the decisions that I have made in my time in office, I

have always tried to do what was best for this great nation.

Which is why I am here today to tender my resignation.

 

(Crowd: No!)

 

I know... I know there are those that hold my administrati-

on in the highest regard, and for that, I can not thank you

enough. For those of you who have followed my long care-

er, giving up has never come easily to me. I have always

fought for what I believe to be the just course of action. But

the 7 month war of attrition our administration has fought

against congress can not continue, and the betterment of

America necessitates a new course. It is not an act of shame,

but of hope, founded in the belief that Americans will pro-

sper and bloom in the future as we have in the past.

 

(Voice: We love you Hillary!)

 

Giving power to a new entity may appear as a failure of de-

mocracy, but I can assure you it is the very definition of

democracy. We have a tradition in this country of passing

power over peacefully to those who the nation deems wo-

rthy to serve its best interests. While this particular transfer

of power may seem unconventional, it is both just and legal.

 

 

Over the course of my career, I have had the pleasure meet-

ing many of the CEOs of The Commonwealth, and I know

them to be some of our finest. I do not know where this

new political direction will lead us, but know that we will

traverse it together. I am incredibly honored to have served

you. God bless you, the Shareholders of America.

40 AMERICAN CORPORATIONS MERGE

INTO "THE COMMONWEALTH"

US GOVERNMENT INCAPABLE OF BORROWING

MONEY OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

Dear Shareholders of America,

 

You may wonder why you're receiving a shareholder letter from a

company you've never heard of. As of now, the company

you once held stock in is us. For the past year, America’s 40 bigg-

est corporations have been negotiating the largest merger in

human history, and today, we are officially open for business. We

would like to take this opportunity to explain this decision and

why it is important for all of America. Last year we were hit by

one of the largest crises in US history, and it was just a taste of

how bad it can get. There was no nuclear explosion, or famine, or

natural disaster. Some abstract numbers moved around on the

other side of the world, and our murder rate doubled. That is just

how fragile our system is, and if we don’t change it now, we will

always be vulnerable.

 

As the Commonwealth, our holdings include $1.3 trillion, enough

to insulate us — and thus, you — from the catastrophic losses sus-

tained across the United States. But furthermore, it allows us to

propose a fundamental shift in leadership and a new system ba-

sed on innovation and incentivization. You may ask, “what prod-

uct are we selling?” We are in the business of solutions. Those

solutions could come in the form of infrastructure, technology, or

even a shift in thinking – whatever it takes to make this country

profitable for anyone who wants to work for it.

 

Our controlling interests in natural gas, metal, rare earth metal,

and even alternative energy mean we have the raw materials to

rebuild this once great nation. The challenges we face to make

our vision a reality are many, but we will persevere. We are ready

to move forward with a plan that obviates any failures of our sys-

tem, federal or financial, but we want to thank you, the greatest

of us all, the shareholder, in advance. Please review the attached

information packet for more detailed information on the struct-

ure and goals of our new system. We are The Commonwealth,

and we are here to return America to its former glory.

THE COMMONWEALTH

BRINGING OUR NATION BACK FROM THE BRINK

Our nation's top 40 corporations have come

together to put us back on the right track.

Here is what your taxes pay for:

#1 IN INCARCERATION

#5 IN HOMICIDES

#18 IN EDUCATION

#24 IN LITERACY

#7 IN ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

#14 IN HEALTHCARE EFFICIENCY

The world's largest "can not fail" business, the US government, is

on its last leg. It is time for America's most powerful companies

to finally put an end to its bloated, mismanaged tyranny. Our

one time great republic used to favor innovation. Now,

only bureaucracy.

"Competition is what makes humanity strong. Now, for the first

time in American history, there is competition with the US gov-

ernment. May the best corporation win."

We are here to address you not as citizens, but shareholders in

our country's future. The corporate leadership structure built

some of the most successful companies in the world, and we are

now prepared to leverage that experience toward the greatest

experiment since the conception of America.

-THE PRIME CHAIR

4S REFORM INITIATIVE

Since our merger, The Commonwealth has been committed to

solving America's most significant dilemmas. Our 4S Plan is only

the beginning of great change.

SELF-CONTAINMENT

RESHORE AMERICA

Closure of all overseas factories

Reopen manufacturing in America

SECURITY

PRIVATE SECURITY OVER POLICE UNCERTAINTY

Utilize America's armed forces for homeland security

Build border wall to Mexico

SUSTAINABILITY

TAKE MONEY OUT OF OUR HANDS

Build new data centers to handle national transactions

Socially establish decentralized digital currency

SCHOOL SYSTEM

CHILDREN ARE THE COMMODITY OF THE FUTURE

Allocate 30% of all profits to education reform

Begin construction of new educational facilities

The consolidation of 40 corporations demanded a new leadersh-

ip structure, placing the country’s greatest CEOs on equal footing

with each other instead of the top-down bureaucracy of the past.

Each CEO was evaluated and placed into one of four divisions to accentuate their greatest strength.

THE COMMONWEALTH

LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE

The prime chair oversees each stage of production. Every quarter

a new executive is chosen randomly to represent his/her division.

The Prime Chair can alter, foster, or veto any decision made thro-

ughout the solution development cycle.

The divisions will collaborate using a method of research, testing,

and repetition to bring about a solution that is proven to work

for Americans.

The Innovation Division uses focus groups across the country to

get a cross-section of America's greatest obstacles. The problems

are aggregated based on frequency and impact, and solutions

are proposed based on current technology and infrastructure.

The Economic Division calculates the financial feasibility of the

solution based on the Commonwealth's resources. The Tactical

Division evaluates the wide-ranging consequences of the soluti-

on while considering how similar solutions have fared in the past.

The Charismatic Division stress tests the solution in small groups

of people across all demographics of America. The focus group

analysis determines the best implementation and introduction

to the people. This is dependent on whether the product is a te-

chnology or infrastructure, or simply a shift in perspective.

The Prime Chair is held accountable for applying the data com-

piled through each phase and ensuring the proliferation of each

solution to America. If there is a failure in the solution it is the pr-

ime chair's responsibility to recall, reevaluate, and re-release the

end product to the public.

THE REPUBLIK ALLOWS 150,000 AMERICAN

SOLDIERS THROUGHOUT EURASIA TO

RETURN HOME

THE COMMONWEALTH BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF 4 QUANTUM DATA CENTERS FOR "PROJECT LEDGER"

RAYMOND KENT ESTABLISHES

"ONE TRUTH" RELIGION

A SOLUTION TO CRIME

Since the collapse of 2018, the crime rate is higher than ever, and

growing still. The US government has failed in its attempts to

stem the tide of instability. Inefficient use of tax dollars has brou-

ght only police corruption and unnecessary violence. The Comm-

onwealth hears your pleas for help and wants to make a real

impact. Your safety is our top priority.

BASTION

PHASE 1

RATIONALE

PHASE 2

Bastion is a streamlined security network of 20,000 locations ac-

ross the US, situated based on population density and rate of

crime. We would like to be seen more as a national community

watch than a replacement to local law enforcement. Our focus is

on community outreach and proven tactics for crime deterrence.

 

The Bastion App is available now for free across all digital platfor-

ms. If you are one of the recently returned servicemen, please visit

your local station. We may have a job opportunity waiting for you.

Qualifications:

-Must have a minimum of 3 years military or National Guard

 experience

-Effective English-language verbal and writing skills

-Must have residency within 30 miles of security station

-Must pass medical, physical, and psychological examination

-Proficiency in de-escalation and non-lethal tactics

Responsibilities:

-Static and roving patrols

-Protect V.I.P.s and property in a professional manner

-Meet and deal tactfully and politely with general public

-Detect and respond to alarms and emergencies in all weather

 conditions

-Detain persons suspected or in the act of criminal activity

-Wear accountability measures such as body cameras at all times

-Maintain physical fitness, agility requirements, and weapon

 qualifications

Once we establish sufficient security throughout the US, we will

extend our scope to drug and psychological rehabilitation. Our

data strongly indicates that crime and substance abuse are a

symptom of early psychological trauma and mental illness. Our

purpose is not to deter crime but to abolish it altogether.

BASTION MOBILE DEFENSE

NEIGHBORHOOD SECURITY NETWORK

(8,003,090)

Description:

Is there a crime taking place in your neighborhood? Just push

the button on your app and a Bastion team will be dispatched to

your location within minutes. Our agents are trained to de-escal-

ate altercations you may be facing at any moment.

 

Update 2.4:

If you've received a four-year degree in mental or behavioral hea-

lth and are seeking employment, please contact us. Applications

can be filled out at a local station or through our app.

1. Less Afraid

              Starrynighthello

 

When the DC riots started I was terrified for my family. It literally

looked like a war zone outside. Cops shooting at students holding

peaceful protests. I didn't recognize my own country. Now I look

out my window and I see people I grew up with patrolling our

streets. It may take us a while to get back to where we were, but

this is a step in the right direction.

2. Finally!

              Philibusterone

 

An alternative to the jack-booted tax collectors that have been plaguing my neighborhood! Thanks Commonwealth

Hillary R. Clinton has won a second term as president of the Uni-

ted States, beating her Republican rival, Kyle Watkins, by yet an-

other very close margin. As in the last election, a few key states

– Ohio, Wisconsin, and New Hampshire – lifted the president past

the Electoral College threshold of 270 votes.

 

The campaign focused mainly on the continued decline of the

US economy and incline of crime overtaking our cities, and wh-

ich candidate would be most capable of handling these issues.

Clinton argued that a change in administrations at this juncture

would only hinder the recovery in progress. Another key talking

point for Clinton was the Commonwealth's encroachment into

roles typically reserved for the federal government, and her vict-

ory suggests this struck a chord with voters. But she also exten-

ded an olive branch, asking the Commonwealth to join forces

with the US government and stand together.

 

"We had one of the most catastrophic years in our history, and

prevailed," she said, in her victory speech. "We still have a long

way to go toward recovery, but we shall get through it together.

I hope that the US government, the Commonwealth, and all

Americans can come together to fix this." Later in the day, The

Commonwealth's Prime Chair said in a statement: "The Comm-

onwealth does not agree with this proposition, there is no 'fixing'

the economy, it is beyond repair."

Clinton Re-Elected as President

By Brent Cander, FIN News

The economic collapse of 2018 was not an accident, nor was it

the fault of the Republik. Responsibility lies with the negligence

of all Americans. We entrusted the government with 40 percent

of our hard earned money in the hope that they would spend it

wisely. We asked for better roads, education, and healthcare, all

along knowing that most of it would go to illegal wars. My fellow

Americans, it is time to put an end to their frivolous spending.

To compete with the current economy, we needed technology

that didn't exist yet. We built the housing and its electromagne-

tic shielding, and connected the facilities in a closed network

while waiting for technology to catch up to our vision. We built

the glass slipper, and then we built the perfect foot. The primary

focus was encryption. We want every American to know that the

economy can never be tampered with again, not even by us.

Currency is one of our oldest technologies. It predates human la-

nguage. In its native, non-corporeal state it resides as effort, time,

and innovation. Then, with the right catalyst, it can materialize

into its physical form to buy and sell. This alchemic technology

has become corrupted and weaponized over the centuries. We,

the Commonwealth, intend to restore money to its original purity.

 

"The Ledger" is a series of four data centers spread across the Un-

ited States. Its sole purpose is to create a new, stable economy,

free of human intervention. It will be a closed system, impervious

to inflation or manipulation. Starting now, all products sold by

our corporate subsidiaries are 20% off when using our new curr-

ency, "Common Coin." This includes hundreds of thousands of

goods and services across the country – the ones you use every

day. We believe in this, and we hope you join our just cause.

The Ledger transmits seamlessly with any

of your hand-held devices for instant

access to your "common wallet"

Our maximum security data facilities are

designed to work with each other

or independently

Designed to handle billions of

transactions daily across the United States

Each facility has an infinite random bit RSA encryption. Once activated, not even we

have the key.

ECONOMY 2.0

-THE PRIME CHAIR

-THE INNOVATION DIVISION

COMMONWEALTH BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF

MEXICAN BORDER WALL

GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN DUE TO

FUNDING DISPUTE

FLORIDA BANS COMMON COIN

President Hillary Clinton is proposing a third "stimulus" package

of $4 trillion to jump-start the economy, and the Republican con-

gress is dead-set to shut down the government to prevent it. Ac-

cording to the Congressional Budget Office, half of this proposed

bill will immediately go to current military and police officers

attempting to keep peace throughout the nation. It is, at best, a

waste of even more tax dollars, and at worst, an incompetent

protection racket. Our government is reduced to redistributing

our money to protect ourselves from ourselves.

 

Past stimulus packages – the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008,

American Recovery Act of 2009, and the American Redistribution

Act of 2018 – were only meant to be a short term fix to ease a spi-

raling market. They were never a long term solution. The two pa-

ckages in 2018 are proof that this approach is no longer effective,

yet the Clinton administration is determined to prove the defini-

tion of insanity. This government is out of ideas, and won't engage

in the innovation needed to bring about long term solutions.

 

If I were drowning and Adolf Hitler threw me a life preserver, I

would surely take it. The worst case scenario is the path we are

currently on. In just two years, the Commonwealth has introdu-

ced new jobs, brought down the crime rate, and fundamentally

altered our economy for the better. It has managed to support

workers and families in an era that has seen catastrophic loss of

employment, maintaining enough resources to run a governm-

ent while the actual government has done nothing but squeeze

more and more funds from an already dry population. The only

thing keeping us from changing course is an irrational fear of

the unknown.

 

The solution to this malady is clear: cut out the tumor. The Repu-

blik, for better or worse, is undergoing its own metamorphosis.

The Commonwealth is showing America a new path out of a de-

caying old world. It may not be smooth or easy – when is change

ever smooth or easy? – but we should take it. The Republican Pa-

rty wants a shutdown. Let's shut it all down for good.

A Band-Aid on Cancer (op-ed)

By Steven Wright, FIN News

THE PRIME CHAIR

@COMMONWEALTH

Our great nation can no longer accept nor deny the

danger in Washington. The time for new leadership

is upon us. Tell us how we can help you America!

#PROFITANDPROSPERITY

Maggie May @maythefourthb                                             08/14/2021

 

no one... and I mean NO ONE, needs another Fascist regime.

#FREELOADERRIGHTSMOVEMENT

Ed Kransen @Edkransenwashere                                       08/14/2021

 

@maythefourthb Fascist or not it's working. I was skeptical

at first but bastion is cleaning up my neighborhood.

#PROFITANDPROSPERITY

Sharon Vaughn @Shevaun82                                            08/15/2021

 

Only in a World this corrupt do corporations try to rule a

Country! Of course this is the end times.

PHIL Dorman @philthyD                                                      08/15/2021

 

Hey @COMMONWEALTH why don't you go back to makin

phones!? Stop tryin to run shit.

ABSOLUTE TRUTH @ABTRUE_67                                    08/16/2021

 

@COMMONWEALTH AND #REPUBLIK are working together.

Dont buy this setup America!

#NEWWORLDORDER #ILLUMINATI

It took only 10 years for the fledgling United States to declare ba-

nkruptcy, defaulting in 1786. In response, our founding fathers

gathered for 116 days to construct one of the finest contracts ever

assembled, but 234 years later this country is again in an unfath-

omable amount of debt. If evenly distributed, every child in this

country would owe, upon their birth, approximately $50,000. For

tunately, those founding fathers designed a failsafe to keep the

federal government from getting out of control: Article 5 of the

US Constitution allows a legal, peaceful way for the states to

amend the constitution to bring this country into a bold new era

of profit and prosperity.

 

HERE'S WHAT ARTICLE 5 SAYS

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it

necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on

the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several

States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, wh-

ich, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as

part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of

three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three

fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may

be proposed by the Congress...

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

You, the American shareholder, know what's best for your family,

better than the Fed. Call your state senator and tell them you

want the Commonwealth to represent your interests. We have 31

states on board, all we need is one more. Together we can once

again take our rightful place as the greatest nation on earth.

NEW YORK BECOMES 32ND STATE TO ENTER

THE CONVENTION OF STATES

AFTER 7 MONTH STALEMATE, EXECUTIVE

AND LEGISLATIVE BRANCHES CONCEDE

TO INDEFINITE CLOSURE

HILLARY CLINTON RESIGNATION SPEECH

 

Thank you. Thank you all.

 

(Applause)

 

Thank you so very much for being here.

 

In my six years as your president, we have faced together many

successes, but also hardships both complex and contemporary.

The most destructive economic failure in US history, the birth of

the Republik, and an outbreak of crime and poverty that has

never been rivaled in this country. In all of the decisions that I

have made in my time in office, I have always tried to do what

was best for this great nation. Which is why I am here today to

tender my resignation.

 

(Crowd: No!)

 

I know... I know there are those that hold my administration in

the highest regard, and for that, I can not thank you enough. For

those of you who have followed my long career, giving up has

never come easily to me. I have always fought for what I believe

to be the just course of action. But the 7 month war of attrition

our administration has fought against congress can not continue,

and the betterment of America necessitates a new course. It is

not an act of shame, but of hope, founded in the belief that Ame-

ricans will prosper and bloom in the future as we have in the past.

 

(Voice: We love you Hillary!)

 

Giving power to a new entity may appear as a failure of democr-

acy, but I can assure you it is the very definition of democracy.

We have a tradition in this country of passing power over peace-

fully to those who the nation deems worthy to serve its best

interests. While this particular transfer of power may seem unco-

nventional, it is both just and legal.

 

Over the course of my career, I have had the pleasure meeting

many of the CEOs of The Commonwealth, and I know them to

be some of our finest. I do not know where this new political

direction will lead us, but know that we will traverse it together.

I am incredibly honored to have served you.

God bless you, the Shareholders of America.

HILLARY CLINTON RESIGNATION SPEECH

 

Thank you. Thank you all.

 

(Applause)

 

Thank you so very much for being here.

 

In my six years as your president, we have fac-

ed together many successes, but also hardsh-

ips both complex and contemporary. The

most destructive economic failure in US hist-

ory, the birth of the Republik, and an outbre-

ak of crime and poverty that has never been

rivaled in this country. In all of the decisions

that I have made in my time in office, I have

always tried to do what was best for this great

nation. Which is why I am here today to ten-

der my resignation.

 

(Crowd: No!)

 

I know... I know there are those that hold my

administration in the highest regard, and for

that, I can not thank you enough. For those of

you who have followed my long career, giving

up has never come easily to me. I have always

fought for what I believe to be the just course

of action. But the 7 month war of attrition our

administration has fought against congress

can not continue, and the betterment of Am-

erica necessitates a new course. It is not an

act of shame, but of hope, founded in the

belief that Americans will prosper and bloom

in the future as we have in the past.

 

(Voice: We love you Hillary!)

 

Giving power to a new entity may appear as a

failure of democracy, but I can assure you it is

the very definition of democracy. We have a

tradition in this country of passing power over

peacefully to those who the nation deems

worthy to serve its best interests. While this

particular transfer of power may seem unco-

nventional, it is both just and legal.

 

Over the course of my career, I have had the

pleasure meeting many of the CEOs of The

Commonwealth, and I know them to be some

of our finest. I do not know where this new

political direction will lead us, but know that

we will traverse it together. I am incredibly

honored to have served you.

 

God bless you, the Shareholders of America.

NEW YORK BECOMES 32ND STATE TO

ENTER THE CONVENTION OF STATES

AFTER 7 MONTH STALEMATE, EXECUTIVE

AND LEGISLATIVE BRANCHES CONCEDE

TO INDEFINITE CLOSURE

It took only 10 years for the fledgling United

States to declare bankruptcy, defaulting in

1786. In response, our founding fathers gath-

ered for 116 days to construct one of the finest

contracts ever assembled, but 234 years later

this country is again in an unfathomable am-

ount of debt. If evenly distributed, every child

in this country would owe, upon their birth,

approximately $50,000. Fortunately, those

founding fathers designed a failsafe to keep

the federal government from getting out of

control: Article 5 of the US Constitution allo-

ws a legal, peaceful way for the states to am-

end the constitution to bring this country into

a bold new era of profit and prosperity.

 

HERE'S WHAT ARTICLE 5 SAYS

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both

Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose

Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the

Application of the Legislatures of two thirds

of the several States, shall call a Convention

for proposing Amendments, which, in either

Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purpos-

es, as part of this Constitution, when ratified

by the Legislatures of three fourths of the se-

veral States, or by Conventions in three four-

ths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of

Ratification may be proposed by the

Congress...

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

You, the American shareholder, know what's

best for your family, better than the Fed. Call

your state senator and tell them you want the

Commonwealth to represent your interests.

We have 31 states on board, all we need is one

more. Together we can once again take our

rightful place as the greatest nation on earth.

THE PRIME CHAIR

@COMMONWEALTH

Our great nation can no longer acc-

ept nor deny the danger in Washing-

ton. The time for new leadership is

upon us. Tell us how we can help you

America! #PROFITANDPROSPERITY

Maggie May @maythefourthb      08/14/2021

 

no one... and I mean NO ONE, needs another

Fascist regime. #FREELOADER

Ed Kransen @Edkransenwash      08/14/2021

 

@maythefourthb Fascist or not it's working. I

was skeptical at first but bastion is cleaning

up. #PROFITANDPROSPERITY

Sharon Vaughn @Shevaun82       08/15/2021

 

Only in a World this corrupt do corporations

try to rule a Country! Of course this is the

end times.

PHIL Dorman @philthyD              08/15/2021

 

Hey @COMMONWEALTH why don't you go

back to makin phones!? Stop tryin to

run shit already.

ABSOLUTE TRUTH @ABTRUE67  08/16/2021

 

@COMMONWEALTH AND #REPUBLIK are

working together. Dont buy this setup

America! #NEWWORLDORDER #ILLUMINATI

President Hillary Clinton is proposing a third

"stimulus" package of $4 trillion to jump-start

the economy, and the Republican congress is

dead-set to shut down the government to

prevent it. According to the Congressional

Budget Office, half of this proposed bill will

immediately go to current military and police

officers attempting to keep peace throughout

the nation. It is, at best, a waste of even more

tax dollars, and at worst, an incompetent pro-

tection racket. Our government is reduced to

redistributing our money to protect ourselves

from ourselves.

 

Past stimulus packages – the Economic Stim-

ulus Act of 2008, American Recovery Act of

2009, and the American Redistribution Act

of 2018 – were only meant to be a short term

fix to ease a spiraling market. They were never

a long term solution. The two packages in

2018 are proof that this approach is no longer

effective, yet the Clinton administration is de-

termined to prove the definition of insanity.

This government is out of ideas, and won't

engage in the innovation needed to bring ab-

out long term solutions.

 

If I were drowning and Adolf Hitler threw me

a life preserver, I would surely take it. The wo-

rst case scenario is the path we are currently

on. In just two years, the Commonwealth has

introduced new jobs, brought down the crime

rate, and fundamentally altered our economy

for the better. It has managed to support wo-

rkers and families in an era that has seen cat-

astrophic loss of employment, maintaining

enough resources to run a government while

the actual government has done nothing but

squeeze more and more funds from an alre-

ady dry population. The only thing keeping us

from changing course is an irrational fear of

the unknown.

 

The solution to this malady is clear: cut out

the tumor. The Republik, for better or worse,

is undergoing its own metamorphosis. The

Commonwealth is showing America a new

path out of a decaying old world. It may not

be smooth or easy – when is change ever sm-

ooth or easy? – but we should take it. The Re-

publican Party wants a shutdown. Let's shut it

all down for good.

A Band-Aid on Cancer (op-ed)

By Steven Wright, FIN News

COMMONWEALTH BEGINS

CONSTRUCTION OF

MEXICAN BORDER WALL

GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN DUE TO

FUNDING DISPUTE

FLORIDA BANS COMMON COIN

ECONOMY 2.0

The economic collapse of 2018 was not an

accident, nor was it the fault of the Republik.

Responsibility lies with the negligence of all

Americans. We entrusted the government

with 40 percent of our hard earned money in

the hope that they would spend it wisely. We

asked for better roads, education, and health-

care, all along knowing that most of it would

go to illegal wars. My fellow Americans, it is ti-

me to put an end to their frivolous spending.

-THE PRIME CHAIR

Currency is one of our oldest technologies. It pre-

dates human language. In its native, non-corpor-

eal state it resides as effort, time, and innovation.

Then, with the right catalyst, it can materialize into

its physical form to buy and sell. This alchemic te-

chnology has become corrupted and weaponized

over the centuries. We, the Commonwealth, inte-

nd to restore money to its original purity.

 

"The Ledger" is a series of four data centers spread

across the United States. Its sole purpose is to cr-

eate a new, stable economy, free of human inter-

vention. It will be a closed system, impervious to

inflation or manipulation. Starting now, all produ-

cts sold by our corporate subsidiaries are 20% off

when using our new currency, "Common Coin."

This includes hundreds of thousands of goods

and services across the country – the ones you use

every day. We believe in this, and we hope you

join our just cause.

To compete with the current economy, we

needed technology that didn't exist yet. We

built the housing and its electromagnetic sh-

ielding, and connected the facilities in a clos-

ed network while waiting for technology to

catch up to our vision. We built the glass slip-

per, and then we built the perfect foot. The

primary focus was encryption. We want every

American to know that the economy can ne-

ver be tampered with again, not even by us.

-THE INNOVATION DIVISION

The Ledger transmits seamlessly with any

of your hand-held devices for instant

access to your "common wallet"

Our maximum security data facilities are

designed to work with each other

or independently

Designed to handle billions of transactions daily across the United States

Each facility has an infinite random bit RSA encryption. Once activated, not even we

have the key.

Hillary R. Clinton has won a second term as

president of the United States, beating her

Republican rival, Kyle Watkins, by yet another

very close margin. As in the last election, a

few key states – Ohio, Wisconsin, and New Ha-

mpshire – lifted the president past the Elect-

oral College threshold of 270 votes.

 

The campaign focused mainly on the contin-

ued decline of the US economy and incline

of crime overtaking our cities, and which ca-

ndidate would be most capable of handling

these issues. Clinton argued that a change in

administrations at this juncture would only

hinder the recovery in progress. Another key

talking point for Clinton was the Commonw-

ealth's encroachment into roles typically res-

erved for the federal government, and her vi-

ctory suggests this struck a chord with voters.

But she also extended an olive branch, asking

the Commonwealth to join forces with the

US government and stand together.

 

"We had one of the most catastrophic years in

our history, and prevailed," she said, in her vi-

ctory speech. "We still have a long way to go

toward recovery, but we shall get through it

together. I hope that the US government,

the Commonwealth, and all Americans can

come together to fix this." Later in the day,

The Commonwealth's Prime Chair said in a

statement: "The Commonwealth does not

agree with this proposition, there is no 'fixing'

the economy, it is beyond repair."

Clinton Re-Elected as President

By Brent Cander, FIN News

BASTION

MOBILE DEFENSE

NEIGHBORHOOD SECURITY NETWORK

(8,003,090)

Description:

Is there a crime taking place in your neighb-

orhood? Just push the button on your app

and a Bastion team will be dispatched to your

location within minutes. Our agents are trai-

ned to de-escalate altercations you may be

facing at any moment.

 

Update 2.4:

If you've received a four-year degree in mental

or behavioral health and are seeking emplo-

yment, please contact us. Applications can be

filled out at a local station or through our app.

1. Less Afraid                  6/20/2020

 

Starrynighthello

When the DC riots started I was terrified for

my family. It literally looked like a war zone

outside. Cops shooting at students holding

peaceful protests. I didn't recognize my own

country. Now I look out my window and I see

people I grew up with patrolling our streets.

It may take us a while to get back to where

we were, but this is a step in the

right direction.

 

2. Finally!                         6/21/2020

 

Philibusterone

An alternative to the jack-booted tax collect-

ors that have been plaguing my neighborho-

od! Thanks Commonwealth

A SOLUTION TO CRIME

Since the collapse of 2018, the crime rate is

higher than ever, and growing still. The US

government has failed in its attempts to stem

the tide of instability. Inefficient use of tax do-

llars has brought only police corruption and

unnecessary violence. The Commonwealth

hears your pleas for help and wants to make

a real impact. Your safety is our top priority.

BASTION

PHASE 1

Bastion is a streamlined security network of

20,000 locations across the US, situated based

on population density and rate of crime. We

would like to be seen more as a national co-

mmunity watch than a replacement to local

law enforcement. Our focus is on community

outreach and proven tactics for crime

deterrence.

 

The Bastion App is available now for free acr-

oss all digital platforms. If you are one of the

recently returned servicemen, please visit your

local station. We may have a job opportunity

waiting for you.

Qualifications:

-Must have a minimum of 3 years military or

 National Guard experience

-Effective English-language verbal and

 writing skills

-Must have residency within 30 miles of

security station

-Must pass medical, physical, and psychological

examination

-Proficiency in de-escalation and

non-lethal tactics

Responsibilities:

-Static and roving patrols

-Protect V.I.P.s and property in a professional

 manner

-Meet and deal tactfully and politely with

 general public

-Detect and respond to alarms and emerge-

 ncies in all weather conditions

-Detain persons suspected or in the act of

 criminal activity

-Wear accountability measures such as body

 cameras at all times

-Maintain physical fitness, agility requireme-

 nts, and weapon qualifications

RATIONALE

PHASE 2

Once we establish sufficient security throug-

hout the U.S., we will extend our scope to dr-

ug and psychological rehabilitation. Our data

strongly indicates that crime and substance

abuse are a symptom of early psychological

trauma and mental illness. Our purpose is not to deter crime but to abolish it altogether.

THE REPUBLIK ALLOWS 150,000

AMERICAN SOLDIERS THROUGHOUT

EURASIA TO RETURN HOME

THE COMMONWEALTH BEGINS

CONSTRUCTION OF 4 QUANTUM DATA

CENTERS FOR "PROJECT LEDGER"

RAYMOND KENT ESTABLISHES

"ONE TRUTH" RELIGION

The consolidation of 40 corporations deman-

ded a new leadership structure, placing the

country’s greatest CEOs on equal footing with

each other instead of the top-down bureau-

cracy of the past. Each CEO was evaluated

and placed into one of four divisions to acce-

ntuate their greatest strength.

The prime chair oversees each stage of prod-

uction. Every quarter a new executive is chos-

en randomly to represent his/her division. The

Prime Chair can alter, foster, or veto any deci-

sion made throughout the solution

development cycle.

The divisions will collaborate using a method

of research, testing, and repetition to bring

about a solution that is proven to work

for Americans.

The Innovation Division uses focus groups

across the country to get a cross-section of

America's greatest obstacles. The problems

are aggregated based on frequency and im-

pact, and solutions are proposed based on current technology and infrastructure.

The Economic Division calculates the financ-

ial feasibility of the solution based on the

Commonwealth's resources. The Tactical Di-

vision evaluates the wide-ranging conseque-

nces of the solution while considering how

similar solutions have fared in the past.

The Charismatic Division stress tests the solu-

tion in small groups across all demographics

of America. The focus group analysis determi-

nes the best implementation and introduction

to the people. This is dependent on whether

the product is a technology or infrastructure,

or simply a shift in perspective.

The Prime Chair is held accountable for app-

lying the data compiled through each phase

and ensuring the proliferation of each soluti-

on to America. If there is a failure in the solu-

tion it is the prime chair's responsibility to

recall, reevaluate, and re-release the end

product to the public.

THE COMMONWEALTH

LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE

THE COMMONWEALTH

Our nation's top 40 corporations have come

together to put us back on the right track.

 

The world's largest "can not fail" business, the

US government, is on its last leg. It is time for

America's most powerful companies to finally

put an end to its bloated, mismanaged tyra-

nny. Our one time great republic used to fa-

vor innovation. Now, only bureaucracy.

BRINGING OUR NATION BACK

FROM THE BRINK

Here is what your taxes pay for:

#1 IN INCARCERATION

#5 IN HOMICIDES

#18 IN EDUCATION

#24 IN LITERACY

#7 IN ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

#14 IN HEALTHCARE EFFICIENCY

"Competition is what makes humanity stro-

ng. Now, for the first time in American history,

there is competition with the US government.

May the best corporation win."

-THE PRIME CHAIR

We are here to address you not as citizens, but

shareholders in our country's future. The cor-

porate leadership structure built some of the

most successful companies in the world, and

we are now prepared to leverage that experi-

ence toward the greatest experiment since

the conception of America.

4S REFORM INITIATIVE

Since our merger, The Commonwealth has

been committed to solving America's most

significant dilemmas. Our 4S Plan is only the

beginning of great change.

SELF-CONTAINMENT

RESHORE AMERICA

Closure of all overseas factories

Reopen manufacturing in America

SECURITY

PRIVATE SECURITY OVER POLICE UNCERTAINTY

Utilize America's armed forces for homeland security

Build border wall to Mexico

SUSTAINABILITY

TAKE MONEY OUT OF OUR HANDS

Build new data centers to handle national transactions

Socially establish decentralized digital currency

SCHOOL SYSTEM

CHILDREN ARE THE COMMODITY OF THE FUTURE

Allocate 30% of all profits to education reform

Begin construction of new educational facilities

Dear Shareholders of America,

 

You may wonder why you're receiving a share

holder letter from a company you've never

heard of. As of now, the company you once

held stock in is us. For the past year, America's

40 biggest corporations have been negotiat-

ing the largest merger in human history, and

today, we are officially open for business.

We would like to take this opportunity to ex-

plain this decision and why it is important

for all of America. Last year we were hit by

one of the largest crises in US history, and it

was just a taste of how bad it can get. There

was no nuclear explosion, or famine, or natu-

ral disaster. Some abstract numbers moved

around on the other side of the world, and

our murder rate doubled. That is just how fra-

gile our system is, and if we don’t change it

now, we will always be vulnerable.

 

As the Commonwealth, our holdings include

$1.3 trillion, enough to insulate us — and thus,

you — from the catastrophic losses sustained

across the United States. But furthermore, it

allows us to propose a fundamental shift in

leadership and a new system based on inno-

vation and incentivization. You may ask,

“what product are we selling?” We are in the

business of solutions. Those solutions could

come in the form of infrastructure, technolo-

gy, or even a shift in thinking – whatever it ta-

kes to make this country profitable for anyone

who wants to work for it.

 

Our controlling interests in natural gas, metal,

rare earth metal, and even alternative energy

mean we have the raw materials to rebuild

this once great nation. The challenges we

face to make our vision a reality are many, but

we will persevere. We are ready to move for-

ward with a plan that obviates any failures of

our system, federal or financial, but we want

to thank you, the greatest of us all, the share-

holder, in advance. Please review the attached

information packet for more detailed inform-

ation on the structure and goals of our new

system. We are The Commonwealth, and we

are here to return America to its former glory.

40 AMERICAN CORPORATIONS MERGE

INTO "THE COMMONWEALTH"

US GOVERNMENT INCAPABLE OF

BORROWING MONEY OUTSIDE THE

UNITED STATES