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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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Methane Wars: A Fable — Chapter Seven

The Bureaucrat Human methane collection was real. I had to figure out what was going on. There was more to this than met the eye and there was a lot to meet the eye. It took nine months but with … Continue reading

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Methane Wars: A Fable – Chapter Six

The President The intensity built slowly. Environmentalists and economists lauded the Methane Collection Measure. Civil liberties groups denounced it. The average Joe could not fathom the reality and had no unified voice with which to alter the mindset of their … Continue reading

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Methane Wars: A Fable – Chapter Five

The Lobbyist I became obsessed with the methane collection activities. Whether fate placed me there or whether my subconscious mind, affected by having a methane collection unit shoved up my ass, led me there, I don’t know. I kept my … Continue reading

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Methane Wars: A Fable – Chapter Four

Leaks A few months after I finished my stint as a test subject for Humachinix Integration, some UnGastro documents were leaked to the press and accusations were made by a former UnGastro employee and a former test subject. The allegations … Continue reading

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Methane Wars: A Fable – Chapter Three

Biology While the politics behind the lobbying was interesting, I was curious about the director’s reference to the use of methane collection units on humans. It was clear he was not joking. And if he was not joking, this was … Continue reading

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Methane Wars: A Fable–Chapter Two

Coal I forgot about Farmer Brown and his cows. Finding a job at the time was more important so I focused my attention there. Six months later I landed a job with an environmental lobby group. Then the cows came … Continue reading

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