A slightly less thoroughly corrupt system than the one to their South.
Is there some correlation between probity and proximity to a pole?
What if it was an empty void that suffered a spontaneous mass appearance.
And somehow that's not a big bang?
We cannot accept that rivers in India show higher concentrations of active antibiotic than the blood of someone undergoing treatment.
Easy, sloppy, careless sex, while admittedly fun, can have some long-term disadvantages, you know.
A baby is a commitment pushing past 2 decades - longer if special needs - with a babymama who may not be a suitable parent (though not legally unfit). Contraceptives fail and are also subject to sabotage - and there are women whose entire career plan consists of having at least one child by at least one man.
A virus is forever - so far - and tends to limit one's future prospect pool to the easy, sloppy and careless.
Being of a certain age, I grew up on Pogo (Walt Kelly). The collected strips are FINALLY being reissued - vols 1 and 2 are out, and 3 is due soonish.
Doonesbury popped up just in time to take over, but it took Watterson to bring the joy and subversion back to the comics page.
I'm guessing comics have replaced church and sports for a lot of nerds and geeks, so they get the devotion and energy the former, um, formerly did.
Legs are nice, too.
See also: Philip Jose Farmer's _Riders of the Purple Wage_.
There are few people driving Rollers to begin with, and any horrific expense in their upkeep only adds to the allure of exclusivity. In other words, don't give them any ideas - RR owners are already sufficiently clubby.
As it was, now and ever shall be.
Apart from the handful of nukes and hydro installs, the electric companies are a segment of the fossil fuel industry.
There was that accidental experiment a couple years ago in GA. A hard crackdown on migrant labor and a invitation for local unemployeds to work the fields - a few dozen showed up and none lasted more than a couple of days.
Wall Street doesn't get that killing the middle class in the US will ruin them - that's next year's problem and all they care about is this quarter at the longest-term.
But that makes sense. It'll never happen unless it can be monetized into campaign contributions.
It's not like the annealing heat of descent wouldn't cause the material to take on the local field, right?
In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.