Darwin’s Lightning Brigade

Darwin notes acerbically, that violating the First Law of Thunderstorms e.g. “Don’t stand under the tallest thing around when there’s lightning, i.e. trees,” if you expect not to have your own personal genomes poached.

Natural selection deems that some individuals serve as a warning to others. Who are we to disagree? The next generation, ever and anon, is descended from the survivors

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Daily Darwin – Cancun Ted Cruz

Darwin notes that politicians are generally known for the size of their genomes rather than their intellect. As for the self-awareness genome… ask Ted Cruz if he considered how his constituents might view his trip to Cancun while they were getting $17000 electric bills and still freezing.

Natural selection deems that some individuals serve as a warning to others. Who are we to disagree? The next generation, ever and anon, is descended from the survivors

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His Lights Stayed on During Texas’ Storm. Now He Owes $16,752.

The New York Times — As millions of Texans shivered in dark, cold homes over the past week while a winter storm devastated the state’s power grid and froze natural gas production, those who could still summon lights with the flick of a switch felt lucky.

Now, many of them are paying a severe price for it.

“My savings is gone,” said Scott Willoughby, a 63-year-old Army veteran who lives on Social Security payments in a Dallas suburb. He said he had nearly emptied his savings account so that he would be able to pay the $16,752 electric bill charged to his credit card — 70 times what he usually pays for all of his utilities combined. “There’s nothing I can do about it, but it’s broken me.”