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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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Former SpaceX employee arrested

A former SpaceX employee has been arrested for operating one of the largest drug marketplaces on the dark part of the web.

It appears he must have spent a lot of his time at SpaceX designing and operating a dark web website where people could go to buy illegal drugs. It also appears that this might have contributed to SpaceX’s decision to fire him during SpaceX’s most recent employee purges.

I must say that I find this story very sad. The guy gets a job at one of the premier cutting edge companies in the world where he can help that company build rockets that will take humans to the stars, and what does he do with his time? He creates a webpage to sell illegal drugs.

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4 comments

  • ORION 314

    No matter how smart a man thinks he is, he is NEVER “smart enough”
    a sad waste….

  • wodun

    “It appears he must have spent a lot of his time at SpaceX designing and operating a dark web website where people could go to buy illegal drugs.”

    Probably not while he was on the job.

  • Pzatchok

    SpaceX could have been the one to turn in Mr. Anonymous.

    You know he was hiding his involvement with the website and more than likely using company computers and connections as his first screen.

  • Anthony marshall

    Hell space x probably hired him so he could set up a place to buy drugs most of the employees there do drugs especially coke and speed nobody can work 12 hours a day for weeks on end without drugs. How do i know this well i used to work there and saw it first hand. TheY love there cocaine

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