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Methane Wars: A Fable — Chapter Sixteen

The Darwin Law “You are accountable for your actions, for your choices.” This was a call to arms from a political ad aimed at reintroducing personal accountability into society. It coincided with a high profile criminal case in which an … 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 Twelve

Methane War The first time I saw Meisner on television I didn’t know who he was, and I worked for FemCad. His official role at that time was Press Officer. Apparently was brought on to do a better job at … 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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Methane Wars: A Fable — Chapter Nine

Black Market You can buy anything if you can find the seller. The black market will always find opportunity. God knows where black market gas came from. But you could buy it, no questions asked. As long as you provided … Continue reading

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Methane Wars: A Fable — Chapter Eight

Methane Collector FemCad had a subsidiary: the Methane Collection Service. If FemCad was like the IRS, then the Methane Collection Service was like the postal service except in reverse: a civil service union charged with collecting methane and other gases. … Continue reading

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