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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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Another failed North Korean missile test

What, me worry? North Korea today attempted another intermediate-range ballistic missile test today, once again ending in failure.

This is the second test this week, both of which have failed.


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  • maurice

    for a psycho state they are determined

  • Localfluff

    They can’t hit a city in Japan, that’s for sure. Especially when they have to avoid the anti missile defense in place. Now. But it is just a matter of time, and they will be able to do it. NK must be reduced from this ability soon, before it is too late.

    I worry that they will send a nuke straight up to about 400 km (incidentally the altitude of the ISS) where a detonation interacts with the magnetic field or ion layer whatever complicated and classified physics is behind this, to cause high energy electrons to rush along the field lines and fry all exposed electronics in northern China, Japan and of course all of Korea. As the starting signal for an all out frontal attack with short range nukes and chemical weapons and their massive army. I think they would win that scenario within a couple of weeks. Tens of millions of civilians surrounding Korea would die within weeks just because they lack electricity. And there would be no more cheap electronics manufactured in the world. The deepest global depression ever would follow when a million companies world wide are bankrupt by losing their suppliers and business customers. Unemployment would increase by a billion people almost immediately.

    And they just need to launch it straight up over their own territory. No aiming needed. Very hard for anti-missile systems to it shoot down. And it would be politically very challenging to try over NK’s own territory. Maybe they could do this already today?

    I say: Strike first! Totally nuke NK now! Smash all their deep bunkers, even in the center of the cities where I suppose the most important ones are located, and their weapons of mass destruction industries, all with heavy nuclear ground detonations. Fry their entire conventional troop saturated border zone with a coast-to-coast chain of nuclear air detonations. That’s the only humanitarian thing to do. It would save a billion human lives worldwide.

  • Edward

    This is the declassified physics behind electromagnetic pulses.

    Very strong solar flares can produce some electromagnetic effects due to the electrons spinning into the atmosphere, which is why power grids in the far northern latitudes are considered a bit vulnerable to such strong solar flares.

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