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Riku Nakatsuki ([personal profile] depolarized) wrote in [community profile] saveyourselves2013-08-29 09:37 am

Don't Pollute the Water - Plotting

Hey StE! 

Sorry for poofing a bit, combination of life+ work kinda got me a little down and exhausted.

So. I'm not sure if it's still relevant for StE but.

 Riku and Nick were talking about how they could stop the water, and here's one idea. Leak the information as water pollution. Even if the 'contaminants' are harmless or 'purifying', would you, an ordinary citizen, like that they're suddenly changing up your tap water mix? And really what exactly /are/ they dumping into it? First it's GMOs and 6-legged chickens and now this? D<

So that's the gist of it-- media + environmental groups. If your characters are involved in or know someone who is involved with media/environmental groups, is a hacker, a programmer, a mailman, idek, STUFF. We can possibly have everyone bombarding the local media with anon tips on the water pollution. I can volunteer Riku here to get pictures of the illegal dumping if nothing else with his fancy zoom cameras and spiderman acrobatics, but that's kinda handwave. 

E.g. Doctors/Scientists/Biochemists ETC.  who can get a sample of the water and tell us what's in it, also cool. c: 


Also MODS, I asked about this about a week or so ago  and I can't seem to spot anyone on AIM, so.  Please let us know what would happen in case they did anything? XD


[personal profile] testsonseashells 2013-08-29 01:44 am (UTC)(link)
mordin is not involved with the media, but he is a doctor, and can support/verify any claims.
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[personal profile] amberhearted 2013-08-29 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
hey man 6 legged chickens means 6 drumsticks

that's economical isn't it

BUT YEAH i'm down for alex helping with anon stuff!
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[personal profile] amberhearted 2013-08-29 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
civvie with the anon tips on pink goo and stuff! He won't be of much use beyond that, I think. He did snap a photo of the truck and the goo thereafter so maybe he could print it out and send it into the newspapers or something.
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[personal profile] truthandlogic 2013-08-29 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
I'd also recommend environmental interest groups. Seeing some weird chemical get dumped into the water would definitely set them off.

Also something of interest, Brooke brought it up to Edgeworth here about possibly doing a class action suit against Thunder Corp for their actions having such negative effects on people. While it's risky, he's willing to do it and that could also be something involved in this.

And if either of my two can be of any help, they'd be glad to be.
Edited 2013-08-29 02:04 (UTC)
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[personal profile] truthandlogic 2013-08-29 02:32 am (UTC)(link)
Depends on what is found in the water, chemical wise. More than likely it isn't a chemical that is approved for such use and he can go the route of dumping an unapproved chemical into a city's water supply and endangering the citizens of Locke City. If anything in there is something known to increase risks for things like cancer there is that as well. Mostly it depends on the findings the chemists have as to what angle he can go with it.
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[personal profile] amberhearted 2013-08-29 03:45 am (UTC)(link)
Mordin's player asked what the results of a chemical analysis would be here!
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[personal profile] truthandlogic 2013-08-29 04:05 am (UTC)(link)
Though not very detailed, like what is that substance made out of? Definitely could use some more info!
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[personal profile] lightsoflife 2013-08-29 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
DID SOMEBODY SAY CHEMISTS. I've actually considered the possibility that Naomi might try testing the water since she has the know-how and is pretty interested in what could have such specialized effects as "only affects people who have numbers stuck in their head," but dismissed it since it would be a risk she might not take (her job being largely about accountability for one's work and all). If there's some public interest, though, that might be the excuse she needs to get going with a test, or some place could actually commission her lab to do some work.
Edited (ideas!) 2013-08-29 02:05 (UTC)
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[personal profile] lightsoflife 2013-08-29 02:33 am (UTC)(link)
Naomi would probably be wary of that! She's avoiding attention and since her job involves a lot of documentation of who's using/doing what when or so says my Google research, using her off time to test tap water without any prior reason to suspect it seems kind of suspicious at a time when the police are looking out for the reincarnates. If someone commissions the lab or if rumors start up that the water's being polluted, though, that's a safer opportunity to start testing.
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[personal profile] truthandlogic 2013-08-29 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
Well, considering what I said above about how Edgeworth would be glad to handle a class action suit, he's going to need some official tests to work with. So feel free to say he commissioned tests.
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[personal profile] lightsoflife 2013-08-29 03:24 am (UTC)(link)
Oh yeah, this works out nicely! In that case she'd probably coordinate with Edgeworth on what information was going to be released to the network if any, since it's case-related. Exactly what happens might have to depend on what we're able to get, though.
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[personal profile] truthandlogic 2013-08-29 03:34 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, what she finds out definitely is going to influence greatly what sort of angle he's going to go for this, but he's got enough personal reasons to support the idea and start working on it. Seriously, the water gave him memories of Calisto Yew laughing at him, most definitely emotional trauma there!
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[personal profile] lightsoflife 2013-08-29 03:51 am (UTC)(link)
Calisto Yew? Can't blame him there.
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[personal profile] truthandlogic 2013-08-29 04:56 am (UTC)(link)
I hope so as well! And yeah, definitely his poor ego. At least it ensures he will forever have very negative feelings towards Thunder Corp.
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[personal profile] neonnerd 2013-08-29 06:20 am (UTC)(link)

For anyone who wants to make anonymous tips to the media but doesn't want to be traceable, Nick's willing to hand out disposable phones!

Also adding Benjamin here in to the number of scientists willing to investigate the water - especially if this goes public, and he can make use of the equipment at the university.
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[personal profile] espigeonage 2013-08-30 12:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Julien got a camera set up last time watching the road/dump site, if that'll be useful.
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[personal profile] vanisland 2013-08-30 09:42 pm (UTC)(link)
As an independent environmentalist and a hacker, you bet Miranda is up for this.
Edited 2013-08-30 21:43 (UTC)
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[personal profile] theearth 2013-09-06 02:30 am (UTC)(link)
Apologies for the delay!

But with no further ado, you are, indeed, clear to proceed with this operation. /salutes

...And you will be met with decided success for its purpose! Within a day of the first tips reaching their intended ears/eyes, the dumping will cease.

Keep in mind, of course, that any participants in the tipping off who don't take significant care in concealing their identity while they're at it will be at risk of future consequences.
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[personal profile] theearth 2013-09-07 06:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Oop - one moooore thing!

If you'll say the word as well when the plan is ICly set into motion so we can be sure to include official notice of Riku and company's success and the clearing-up of the water on the next plot post, that'll be smashing. ;|b
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[personal profile] detectivetroll 2013-09-11 04:07 am (UTC)(link)
Nick'll be staking out the reservoir while everyone else is delivering tips and the media's picking things up, to check if their plan is working! He'll likely make a network post letting people know, to see if anyone else wants to go or arrange shifts or something - as long as they can actually manage to hide themselves to monitor.
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[personal profile] lackinginfaith 2013-09-07 06:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Kari's contributing to this not by saying anything herself, but by giving the tipped-off civilians a space to speak. She's holding a gala to "raise awareness for environmental concerns at home and around the world" and Riku gave her Maya's list of people who would be tipped off so she could invite them. She hasn't told them to talk about the water or even mentioned it, but she does know it'll be on their minds and in their speeches.

Basically, it's going to look to all the world like she coincidentally happened to have this generic event that concerned citizens who had already been tipped off happened to mention the issue at. Considering that the lead-up to Miss America is underway and Kari's affiliated with a rival pageant this year, it looks natural that she'd be throwing a publicity stunt like this.

Who'd be going and what's going to happen?
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[personal profile] hawaiianheir 2013-09-08 10:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Mac snagged a body of a full-bodied vat sample from the Thunder Corp warehouse, and, at Riku's urging, is dropping off small fingerprintless containers of the stuff over at Regina's for distribution to various media outlets. Because there's no way he wants to be anywhere close to this bomb when it goes off.