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Stories posted in this category are works of fiction. Names, places, characters, events, and incidents are created by the authors' imaginations or are used fictitiously. Any resemblances to actual persons (living or dead), organizations, companies, events, or locales are entirely coincidental.
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This tale owes a debt of thanks to Shirly Jackson’s 1948 short story called The Lottery.  It is well worth the time to check out.

La Tombola - Prologue. Prologue

It could no longer be ignored, the naysayers had no further arguments, rationalizations, or excuses. Unfettered, unchecked population growth combined with stunning advances in medical science, placed an unsupportable strain on a fragile planet’s resources. Inevitably, competition for those resources led to small scale fracases that grew exponentially into wider spheres of continental conflicts.

Nationalistic societies whose cultures demanded the greatest, the latest, technological doodad’s, in the ultimate quest of self-absorption, simply refused to understand the havoc they were wreaking on the dying ecology of an overwhelmed planet.

To a small cadre of scientists, the writing was on the wall. The evidence when presented left little room for doubt. Under the strictest of secrecy, shielded from the major corporate interests and press, Operation Plimoth Plantation was born.

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Loving sci-fi adventures from early childhood this is just my type of story.  Unfortunately, the prologue is spot on for what's happening today.  I am really looking forward to reading this story.:2thumbs:

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4 hours ago, re2 said:

And my father is a direct descendant of Mary Chilton. 

The numbers of the Mayflower descendants must be enormous!~I think that is what sparked my interest in history!

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On 2/13/2022 at 12:37 PM, drsawzall said:

We are heading head-on into planetary oblivion...all in the name of making a buck while destroying the environment that supports us. We can argue climate change and naturally occurring climate change, the point is we are exacerbating the natural order of things!

One of the worst decisions our Supreme Court ever made was to rule that Corporations were persons. While I don't remember the case name, I do remember that it was in the early 1900's.

On 2/17/2022 at 8:49 PM, raven1 said:

Loving sci-fi adventures from early childhood this is just my type of story.  Unfortunately, the prologue is spot on for what's happening today.  I am really looking forward to reading this story.:2thumbs:

I agree.

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This whole the promise of a great story. Already I am loving it. As in the story I read this show the power of your use of English which I dearly love. And I can't wait to see what happens, I have always loved Sci-Fi so I will wait no longer on I read!:thankyou:

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On 12/20/2022 at 10:44 PM, Al Norris said:

One of the worst decisions our Supreme Court ever made was to rule that Corporations were persons. While I don't remember the case name, I do remember that it was in the early 1900's.

I agree.

It was a head note in 1886's Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad. Penumbras almost always cause problems. 

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4 minutes ago, drpaladin said:

It was a head note in 1886's Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad. Penumbras almost always cause problems. 

You just had to use a word I had to look up...thanks!! From Wikipedia...Including @Al Norris

Although the meaning of the term has varied over time, scholars now generally agree that the term refers to a group of rights that are not explicitly stated in the constitution, but can be inferred from other enumerated rights. The definition of the term was originally derived from its primary scientific meaning, which is "a space of partial illumination (as in an eclipse) between the perfect shadow on all sides and the full light". By analogy, rights that exist in the constitution's penumbra can be found in the "shadows" of other portions of the constitution. Additionally, the process of identifying rights in constitutional penumbras is known as penumbral reasoning. Brannon P. Denning and Glenn H. Reynolds have described this interpretive framework as the process of "drawing logical inferences by looking at relevant parts of the Constitution as a whole and their relationship to one another." Glenn H. Reynolds has also characterized penumbral reasoning as a process of "reasoning-by-interpolation" where judges identify the full scope and extent of constitutional rights.

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3 minutes ago, drpaladin said:

The stage is set for what I hope will be a great tale.

I think you may enjoy this and thanks for reading an commenting!

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