Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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Feds mistakenly grant citizenship to more than 800 potentially dangerous immigrants

Does this make you feel safer? The federal government has mistakenly granted citizenship to more than 800 immigrants who for many reasons are considered security risks.

The Homeland Security Department’s inspector general found that the immigrants used different names or birthdates to apply for citizenship with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and such discrepancies weren’t caught because their fingerprints were missing from government databases. DHS said in an emailed statement that an initial review of these cases suggest that some of the individuals may have ultimately qualified for citizenship, and that the lack of digital fingerprint records does not necessarily mean they committed fraud.

The report does not identify any of the immigrants by name, but Inspector General John Roth’s auditors said they were all from “special interest countries” — those that present a national security concern for the United States — or neighboring countries with high rates of immigration fraud. The report did not identify those countries.

As I’ve noted many times, the federal government is not only bankrupt, it is today totally incapable of doing any job right. We should stop depending on it for anything. And we should certainly shut the faucet of tax dollars we are presently pouring into it. The discussion should not be what is the right tax scheme is for providing funds to the federal government, but how quickly can we shut as many of its corrupt and incompetent agencies down and fire as many of its corrupt workers as possible.


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  • Wayne

    Very well stated Mr. Z

    >Especially the bigger-picture, in your last sentence.

    We can’t get caught up in re-arraigning the deck-chairs, on the Titanic.

  • ken anthony

    how quickly can we shut as many of its corrupt and incompetent agencies down and fire as many of its corrupt workers as possible.

    JOB #1

  • Max

    I’ve been watching the strain. A series about a rich man who wants to be immortal by helping vampires take over the world starting with New York City. It appears the script is imitating life. The politicians are bringing in the means of our destruction to secure their own power regardless of the consequences. As more terrorism/unrest becomes the norm, the cry for more security will give them the power to suspend the constitution and make up law as they go ignoring established law. 800 suspected terrorists on a watchlist being released is no accident, don’t worry everything is going as planned…

    I was listening to a program with a border agent revealing the problems they have with Mexico and the illegal immigrants. When the illegals come over they run towards the guards and claim asylum reading a script provided for them so they will not be deported but rather be given food shelter and a legal status. Catch and release has taken on a whole new form due to Obama’s command. Funding for 900 more border agents has been confiscated to pay for giving immigrants hospitalization, food, clothing, and housing. Leaflets saying that “Obama welcomes you” have been found in their possession.
    Some say this is madness. It is not. New technology has put us in a position with face recognition software, voice recognition software, that can be used to identify everyone. There are no secrets anymore…
    The master plan is going as scheduled.

  • D. K. Williams

    Give California to the immigrants and let them have their own country there. Then we can sneak across their border.

  • PeterF

    “Give California to the immigrants and let them have their own country there. Then we can sneak across their border.”

    No. The only way to fix this is to topple the corrupt Mexican government and support one based on freedom and liberty.

    A Mexican state in California would become just another shit hole.

  • Edward

    D. K. Williams wrote: “Then we can sneak across their border.”

    Except, of course, we wouldn’t want to.

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