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From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

 
Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.

 

“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.

 

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A Pennsylvania college has cut the work hours of all instructors to avoid the costs of Obamacare.

It ain’t just restaurants: A Pennsylvania college has cut the work hours of all instructors to avoid the costs of Obamacare.

And we’ve only just begun. Under Obamacare the costs for employing anyone full time will be so high that soon most companies will realize they have no choice but to make as many of their staff part-timers as possible.

However, it is this quote, from one of the instructors who almost certainly voted for Obama, that makes me want to scream.

It’s kind of a double whammy for us because we are facing a legal requirement [under the new law] to get health care and if the college is reducing our hours, we don’t have the money to pay for it.

You’re a damn college professor and you didn’t have the brains to figure this out before the election?

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8 comments

  • I’m reminded of the words of the philosopher John Lennon:

    “You say you want a revolution. . . ”

    It’s not like many, many people didn’t predict these things 2 1/2 years ago; they did. It’s not like we didn’t have 50 years of other people’s experience in socialized medicine to draw upon; we did.

    “. . . we’d all like to see the plan.”

    “You’ll have to pass it to see what’s in it” Nancy Pelosi

    “It’s kind of a double whammy for us because we are facing a legal requirement [under the new law] to get health care and if the college is reducing our hours, we don’t have the money to pay for it.”

    I’d like to think that as the scales fall from people’s eyes, they’ll come to see just how duplicitous and malignant the Democratic Party is. But my experience with the human capacity for self-delusion tells me otherwise.

  • Pzatchok

    Ahh…

    And the dreams of academia meet the practicality of the real world.

  • JGL

    50 percent of Americans have chosen “things” (with the help of a misguided / pressured Supreme Court Chief

    Justice) over the foundational concepts of their Constitution.

    Reality is just over the horizon.

  • We CC instructors see the real world in our students’ faces every day. Most of them have jobs, many are also supporting families. If this story is an example of things to, come community and technical colleges will be hard hit by Obamacare. Students will see increased class sizes and higher tuition. Adjunct faculty, who are poorly paid and rarely get benefits, often have second jobs to survive. Now they may leave teaching entirely or scramble to find a third gig. The damage to our nation by (In)Justice Roberts is incredible. And the worst is yet to come.

  • JGL

    The government now owns the people.

    The Chief Justice, whether by miscalcualation or by design has delivered the people, either way the deed is done.

    I have come to the conclusion that these things do not happen by chance.

  • joe

    This irony would be delicious if I could avoid the consquences!

  • JGL

    And this is only the begining, think about 5 or 10 years from today.

    The people have traded their freedom for things, Benjamin Franklin would be proven correct.

  • I think the people will yet have something to say about this. But it won’t be pretty.

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