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Picus TV News Reports are news segments broadcast by Picus TV, and appearing in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. It is hosted by the celebrity news presenter, Eliza Cassan.


Cista Airlines Plane CrashEdit

In yet another augmented terror attack, 251 passengers aboard the Cista Airlines flight 451 were killed when an augmented passenger broke into the plane's cockpit and ruthlessly butchered the flight's crew. Details recovered from the blackbox recorder suggest that the man may have been suffering flashbacks to the Aug Incident - that horrible day two years ago when augmented people all over the world flew into a psychotic killing spree, causing the greatest loss of life in recent history.

I cannot speak for you folks, but terrifying memories of that day still haunt me. It will certainly be a while before any of us forget it.

This is Eliza Cassan, reporting to you live, from Picus.

Impact of the Aug IncidentEdit

The impact of the Aug Incident is still being felt two years after the fact. The fear, the hatred, the violence. In the north-western United States, a group of non-augmented citizens armed with assault rifles have begun patrolling the streets of Lewistown, Montana. They claim the US government is not doing enough to protect them from augmented crazies.

In China meanwhile, a group of protesters demanding freedom and basic human rights for all, regardless of augmented status, have been imprisoned by the Chinese government. In apparent retribution for that act, vigilante hackers tied to the Juggernaut Collective have crashed the Shenzhen stock exchange.

Yes folks, these are troubled times indeed. This is Eliza Cassan, reporting to you live, from Picus.

Santeau Group in TanzaniaEdit

No doubt many viewers were horrified by that story I brought to you last week, in which a suicide gunman ruthlessly attacked a small augmented community near Dar es Salaam. Today, I'm here to bring you a glimmer of hope. European based construction giant, the Santeau Group has successfully convinced the Tanzanian government to become a signatory of its Safe Harbour Initiative. Designed to promote the creation of safe and secure housing complexes where oppressed groups can live and work free from persecution. This international civil engineering and action plan is the brain child of Santeau CEO Nathaniel Brown. Its flagship project, a glittering engineered city named Rabi'ah is slated to be publicly unveiled at one of Brown's upcoming Safe Harbour conventions. I for one, cannot wait to learn more.

This is Eliza Cassan, reporting to you live, from Picus.

Interview with Talos RuckerEdit

I know I am not the only one wondering what the Augmented Rights Coalition hopes to achieve following news of yesterdays devastating attack in Prague. So lets hear from Doctor Talos Rucker, ARC's charmingly eloquent leader himself.

Rucker: "What the non-augmented people of the world have failed to grasp is the Incident was a tragedy for all."

But it wasn't all of humankind who went crazy Doctor Rucker.

Rucker: "The loss of life on both sides was considerable, but instead of healing and dialogue, fear of the augmented has turned to hatred."

Surely you cannot claim to be mistreated by governments when they have spent taxpayer money to build special living quarters for you and your kind.

Rucker: "When legislation forces augmented people out of their homes and into sequestered environments there's no reason involved, only fear and expedience. And that is why I moved to the Utulek Complex."

I thought you were forced to leave your native Germany. Were there not allegations that you --

Rucker: "Those accusations were false. When I arrived in Prague --"

-- there was a terrorist bombing at a local church.

Rucker: "But, but ARC had nothing to do with that. We are --"

-- a non-violent organization. Yes, yes you said that. That was six months ago. Earlier today, the Růžička train station fell victim to a bombing, the third to hit Prague in recent months. Is this really the face of a pacifist? Join the discussion online, and let us know what you think.

This is Eliza Cassan, reporting to you live, from Picus.

Růžička Station bombingEdit

Turning now to Prague, a city still reeling in the wake of a devastating terror attack. Dozens were killed and hundreds more injured yesterday when bombs exploded inside Růžička train station. I do not need to remind you folks that this is the third such attack to strike Prague in six months; all of them occurring after Dr Talos Rucker, leader of the Augmented Rights Coalition, took up residence in the neighboring Útulek Complex. Doctor Rucker claims his organization is peaceful, and merely seeks to ensure the rights of the augmented in a world that has turned against them. But with the United Nations set to debate the Human Restoration Act in a matter of weeks, could the good doctor be changing his tune? Your guess is as good as mine.

This is Eliza Cassan, reporting to you live, from Picus.

Juggernaut CollectiveEdit

Is the freedom of the press a threat to our freedom? In the hands of irresponsible journalists, it can be. Underground websites and radio stations continue to praise the Juggernaut Collective, an elusive group of vigilante hackers for exposing big money corruption. What these journalists overlook, however, is the damage these hackers leave in their wake. Last year, the Collective shut down London's traffic grid, causing gridlock for hours and preventing life-saving medical transports from getting through. In Chile, they committed massive voter fraud when they rigged the electronic voting system and elected a twelve year old boy as president. In Russia, hacked combat drones attacked St. Petersburg, and in the US, millions of workers lost their jobs when the Collective leaked classified corporate documents causing several Fortune 500 companies to go bankrupt. Between you and me folks, the Collective is one of the most dangerous criminal organizations in the world, despite whatever praises the underground media wants to sing.

This is Eliza Cassan, reporting to you live, from Picus.

Human Restoration ActEdit

Back to New York, and a more in-depth look at UN Security Council resolution 3507, also known as the Human Restoration Act. This legislation, if passed, calls for the removal and downgrading of all overly-powerful, unlicensed augmentations. Individuals who fail to comply, will be arrested and relocated to designated Aug-only locations. Safety is the primary concern, especially in the wake of the Aug Incident where millions of people lost their lives due to malfunctioning augmentations. Opponents of the legislation have been protesting all over the world and many of the protests have turned violent. This escalation in the violence and rhetoric has only widened the gap and polarized the dialogue on both sides of the issue. We will be watching the UN closely for any break in the story.

This is Eliza Cassan, reporting to you live, from Picus.

Investigation of Růžička bombingEdit

As sad as I feel to report this, no one has yet claimed responsibility for that shocking series of explosions that ripped through Růžička train station yesterday morning, prematurely ending the lives of dozen of innocent travelers. Earlier this evening, Doctor Talos Rucker did post a letter from his home inside the neighboring Útulek Complex condemning the attack and urging Czech authorities to investigate just as he has every time bombs have gone off in Prague. Sources close to the investigation tell me most augmented citizens inside the Útulek Complex are complying peacefully with police requests. But Rucker himself still refuses to allow anyone but ARC members into his burrow. Another example of peaceful protests no doubt.

This is Eliza Cassan, reporting to you live, from Picus.


Turning now to business news. Sources inside the Santeau Group let slip this morning that billionaire CEO Nathaniel Brown is once again touring Asia, drumming up investment interest in Rabi'ah. Brown has been positioning the ambitiously innovative city of the future as a global refuge, an Aug-only paradise built for and by the augmented. No word yet on how much capital he needs, but having caught a sneak peak at Rabi'ah's architectural designs, I can honestly tell you this: when completed, every augmented person in the world will be crossing the desert. In this case, the Omani desert to live there.

This is Eliza Cassan, reporting to you live, from Picus.

Moon Base OmegaEdit

Now to the moon, where the planned expansion of Moon Base Omega has once again been placed on hold. Several financial backers were forced to pull out this week, due to their involvement in an on-going security fraud investigation. Sources tell me that plans are still in the works for a small colony near Clavius, but with the current state of the economy, that seems more like a dream now than a reality.

This is Eliza Cassan, reporting to you live, from Picus.

Human Restoration Act interviewEdit

In part one of our two part look at the Human Restoration Act, I am joined by the head of the department of sociology at Harvard, Dr. Stansfield Christiansen. It is a pleasure to speak with you doctor. Tell me, what do you feel the Human Restoration Act will achieve if it is passed?

Christiansen: "When, ah, when it is passed. And it's a pleasure to speak with you too Eliza. Listen, I know opponents are saying the Human Restoration Act is a step backwards, a devastating blow against basic human rights. These social justice warriors fail to see the bigger picture. The Aug Incident put everything off the rails. Since then, the rift between augmented and naturals has gotten so wide, so deep it;s become impossible to cross. We need a time out. A temporary separation of the classes so we can clear the air and reevaluate how we can coexist peacefully."

So the sentiment that it is being enacted as a form of subjugation is false then doctor?

Christiansen: "Unequivocally false. The goal of the legislation is to ensure that they are as safe from us as we are from them. I am not augmented, but I have many friends who are, and most of them are afraid to walk outside of their homes right now because if they do, the level of hatred and suspicion aimed at them, it's horrifying. They want to feel safe again, and the human restoration act can give them that."

Well there you have it folks. It sounds like UN resolution 3507 may be the solution the world is looking for. Thank you Dr. Christiansen for your honest and insightful perspective. This is Eliza Cassan, reporting to you live, from Picus.

Palisade Bank expansionEdit

Investors around the world today rejoiced at a decision by the Czech Republic to approve expansion plans for the Palisade Bank Corporation. Located in Prague, the banks iconic blade faculties hold the largest and most secure data archiving vaults in the world. Cutting edge security measures have protected the sensitive secrets of mega-corporations and influential individuals since privacy laws first passed. Sources close to the bank tell me that no hacker has ever come close to breaching the Blades defenses, despite an almost astronomical number of attempts. Between you and me folks, I think they are just wasting their time.

This is Eliza Cassan, reporting to you live, from Picus.

Deadly diseasesEdit

Deadly infectious diseases are at the center of some disturbing health news right now. The most significant of them, in terms of human cases and death toll, is an antibiotic-resistant strain of Tuberculosis that has been spreading quickly through the Indian subcontinent. World Health officials are scrambling to contain the outbreak, even as work begins in San Francisco at pharmaceutical giant VersaLife's cutting edge Roccasecca Beach facility to find a more aggressive cure. Sources inside the R&D campus tell me, however, that this most recent strain mutates so quickly, new vaccines become obsolete before they can even reach infected areas. So experts are working day and night not only on aggressive treatments, but on new cures and methodologies that will prevent deadly outbreak's from occurring at all.

This is Eliza Cassan, reporting to you live, from Picus.


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