This week I celebrate the twelfth anniversary of the establishment of this website. In late June 2010 I put up my first posts, including two that will sound very familiar to my readers today:
The second took to task the Obama policy that declared “As established in international law, there shall be no national claims of sovereignty over outer space or any celestial bodies. The United States considers the space systems of all nations to have the rights of passage through, and conduct of operations in, space without interference.” My reaction: “In other words, no planetary body, no surface land, can be owned by anyone. Sounds like communism to me. It also sounds amazingly naive and childish.”
To celebrate this anniversary, and to pay my bills, each July I run a month-long fund-raising campaign. I hate begging for money, but if I don’t ask for your financial support I simply won’t be able to do this work any longer.
Please consider donating or subscribing, using the tip jar found either in the right column or at the bottom of the page, depending on whether you are reading this on a smart phone or a desktop/laptop. You can contribute one of four ways:
- Send me a check. With this method every dime you contribute goes to me.
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I also encourage my regular subscribers on both Paypal and Patreon to consider switching to Zelle. Several subscribers have done so, and have found the process simple and easy. It also makes your subscription far more effective.
If you newly subscribe or switch your old subscription to Zelle and the payment date is later this month, please send me an email letting me know, as Zelle does not send notifications for such things.
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