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Methane Wars: A Fable — Chapter Eighteen

The Contract Then the welfare state met the drug user. The first debate around legal drug use came from California. The state and many cities began to argue over whether people who received government aid should be allowed to spend … Continue reading

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Methane Wars: A Fable — Chapter Seventeen

Usage Jefferson’s next crusade, whatever it might have been, was preempted. His personal accountability and freedom banner had been strangely taken up by the Freedom Five, some extreme members of the opposition party. “Freedom of the Mind for the Mind” … Continue reading

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Methane Wars: A Fable — Chapter Fifteen

Repeal The old guard was in flames. The only thing that slowed the conflagration was the two months until the inauguration. It would be hard to argue that Jefferson didn’t have a mandate. You could argue with him, but he … Continue reading

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Methane Wars: A Fable — Chapter Fourteen

The Swing Timothy Jefferson was fatefully named, or so he would tell you. I suspect he wished his parents had been more prescient and named him Thomas but the T was close enough. Jefferson was the leading candidate facing President … Continue reading

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Methane Wars: A Fable — Chapter Thirteen

Riot They just wanted some hamburgers. A group of young men in Dallas, TX, were waiting in line at the FemCad nutrition distribution center. It was hot. Lines were long and even slower than normal. Patience wore thin. Some boys … Continue reading

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Methane Wars: A Fable — Chapter Eleven

The Green Caps Some things you have no reason to notice. And at first, I didn’t notice them. Kids with green caps—that evergreen shade that is so natural. I was in New York City on vacation, visiting an old friend, … Continue reading

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Methane Wars: A Fable — Chapter Ten

Anti-Matter Selling contraband is like an addiction: you don’t just walk away. To make it worse I knew Alvarez didn’t want to lose a good distributor, especially not one who worked for FemCad. And Alverez had ideas. He was very … Continue reading

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