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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.

 

Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit. And if you buy it from ebookit you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner.


“I was laughing at Boehner — until the mail came today.”

Finding out what’s in it: “I was laughing at Boehner — until the mail came today.”

That’s what a knee-jerk Obamacare supporter said when he discovered how much the cost of his health insurance was going up after Obamacare takes effect. Here’s another good quote from another knee-jerk Obamacare supporter:

“I really don’t like the Republican tactics, but at least now I can understand why they are so pissed about this. When you take $10,000 out of my family’s pocket each year, that’s otherwise disposable income or retirement savings that will not be going into our local economy.” Both Vinson and Waschura have adjusted gross incomes greater than four times the federal poverty level — the cutoff for a tax credit. And while both said they anticipated their rates would go up, they didn’t realize they would rise so much.

“Of course, I want people to have health care,” Vinson said. “I just didn’t realize I would be the one who was going to pay for it personally.” [emphasis mine]

Who did he think was going to pay for it? The tooth fairy?

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5 comments

  • Joe

    So, just who did you think was going to fund this monstrosity, the magic mone fairy?

  • Craig Beasley

    This is the sort of nonsense that drives me around the bend. Conservatives are accused of being money-grubbers, cold and calculating racists, and everything under the sun, just because we demand a pragmatic view of reality. So, we try to tell them that Obamacare will not be “free”, and that somebody has to foot the bill. The responses at the time ranged from the truly delusional “Naw man, its free! Obama says so!” to “Heh, but it’ll be YOU paying for it, not me! Social Justice Now!”, to which we try to tell them, no, very few people will escape some sort of cost.

    Now that they see that we were sincere, and not looking to deny somebody anything and that not only does it cost most people, but costs them a LOT, now they whine? Really? It turns my stomach.

  • wodun

    “”Obamacare is a huge step in the right direction for those of us without employer coverage,” she said, adding that she hopes everyone will “join in and make this new legislation a success for all.””

    Umm, nothing prevented people from buying their own insurance under the old system. The only thing that makes it easier to get coverage under Obamacare is the subsidy for poor people. If you are not poor, then it doesn’t make things any easier. And if the problem was poor people getting insurance, perhaps there was a better solution to that problem than a government take over of an entire industry.

  • I thought someone else would foot the bill! -Idiots!

    The problem with Socialism, is, eventually you run out of other peoples’ money.

  • Publius 2

    It is important to remember that Obamacare was never about healthcare — it was about seizing control of the most important and intimate part of our lives. The president and the Democrats only want to wield that power to reward friends and punish enemies. Whether or not Americans actually receive critical care when they need it is secondary. They also know that as soon as this monstrosity is in place, it will be almost impossible to remove it. There is one remedy, however, and ironically Obama and the Democrats have provided the means for their own destruction. That is a fearless and unapologetic member of the right wing who comes to power by playing on the anger generated by the left, and then doing everything Obama has done, but to achieve opposite goals: repealing Obamacare, abolishing welfare, federal funding of education, outlawing public-service unions, firing all federal employees who have displayed progressive tendencies or done the president’s bidding, training the IRS on liberal and leftist organizations, removing the broadcast licenses of left-leaning networks. It all can be accomplished now, because the left has paved the way by ignoring the Constitution. Believe it — it is coming, and even conservatives will bemoan what will happen. The current tyranny will be fought and defeated, but what replaces it might be no better. Such is where we are being forced to go.

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