would rise over 50 percent the first year after the various governments rubberstamped the new policy into law. Thatman Carroll was a marketing genius and maybe even a future
himself.More available replacement hearts and livers would provide
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and the A Class executives evengreater control over the B Class, who were always clamoring for more, more, more. With only one A Class positionavailable for every ten B Class successes, these people needed to see extra perks. There were always movementsafoot in the B Class to vote in greater reform.
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even promoted some dissention just to keep the illu-sion of Democracy intact. But the special “shift circuits” placed in voting machines years earlier made it so theydidn’t have to worry much about political movements outside their control. They still allowed some vigorous de-bate, but they had Private Control Mechanisms or PCM’s all throughout the different countries now.Ethan Vulerummer had accomplished a great deal in the ten years he had been at the helm of
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. No man since the British Lord Rashling had accomplished as much. For Vulerummer, Rashlinghad been his childhood hero even though, at the end of the Second Great War, the Labor Party in London had sethim up and he was stomped to death in the football stadium by an angry crowd. Following that, it had taken an en-tire generation almost for the Fascists to reinvent themselves. But no man in history had accomplished the kind of change that Rashling brought. In the midst of The Final War, he had exterminated 6 million Arabs, 10 millionAsians, 5 million Indians, 12 million Latinos, 3 million Africans and every Eskimo in Alaska! Plus, over 70 millionmales worldwide had been secretly sterilized with a widely advertised sex drug called
In Vulerummer’s view, eighteen-hundred years after Lord Cristo had laid down before the wild lions in the Greco-Roman Collasium, His gentle vision of world peace had mostly been realized by muscular men like Rashling andleaders of the post-war collusions who mapped out the various spheres of political influence world-wide. TheUnited Nations now had nuclear devices planted in 100 locations on earth and a commanding protocol that allowedtwelve full trials for offending countries and a complete evacuation plan that meant only property would be de-stroyed if a “national death sentence” were to be carried out. And such a thing had never occurred. Mankind hadthrown in the towel on war.Early in the century, leaders had undertaken a huge plan to centralize populations around the major cities andleave outlying areas as preserves for wild lion which were bred in huge numbers to help control expansion into theprivately-held lands. Tens of thousands of years before, the large cats had killed off the chimpanzee and evolved ataste for the great apes. Human beings had largely vanquished the wild lions as a result, but then brought them back to use as the ultimate PCM. Farming, hunting and all recreational use of the wilderness was corporatized and con-trolled by private security firms and the widely-seeded predator cats. Economic opportunity itself gradually becamedeeply stratified in most places. The choice for average people throughout the earth slowly became: except the cor-porate plan with limited government influence, or go out to the wilderness and take your chances with the lions andsecurity officers. There was upward mobility throughout the classes, but corruption had risen in line with the dimin-ished populations and rationale for wars. Some called this period, “the great age of Capitalism”, others called it “thegreat age of cheap-jack con”. Rather then being controlled by armies, the people were now controlled by the televi-sion.For Ethan Vulerummer, it was just a great time to be alive! Especially when you were chairman of the
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. He had gained the position after convincing the other members that his predecessor had togo; that the man had become, “soft on world security”. So during The Lion’s “bunny hunt of 1799”, they broughtknives to the party and finished him off, “The Roman Way”, stabbing him over two hundred times. The problemwith the previous chairman was his unwillingness to expand intelligence capabilities and agree to testing of new vi-ruses on homosexuals. Plus, he didn’t believe in torture. Vulerummer convinced the other board members theywere in danger of being absorbed back into the ranks of the mainstream A Class where Democracy was favoredmore then Fascism. He felt there must be men such as Lord Rashling with power to “fine tune the gene pool” andprovide a stricter control over populations.Ethan had won and had been winning ever since. And now as he enjoyed a glass of his favorite gin, he thoughtabout “the bunny hunt” later that night.
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had gone over two full catalogs of
to narrowthe field down to seven. The rules never changed for “The Bunny Hunt”. If any of girls managed to evade
long enough to find the hidden passage out of the thickly landscaped, five-acre atrium where the hunt was con-ducted, they would be given a huge bonus and be promoted. If not, they would have to settle for the raw pleasure
provided them .Ever since the ouster of the previous chairman,
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would conduct the hunt wearing only jockstrapsto prevent secret concealment of weapons. There was always a big argument about what attire—if any—the girlswould be allowed. As
all came from different regions on earth, they had different tastes. Vulerummer—the only American on the board—liked to have the girls dressed in actual, skimpy bunny customs complete withfluffy tails and ears.