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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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Is the TSA backing down?

Is the TSA backing down?


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One comment

  • Kelly Starks

    TSA has manily been about pr rather then security. This is causing bad PR – so they will drop it.

    If this isn’t enough of a firestorm. Given those TSA scanner “sort of nude images” have in the past been downloaded by operators and distributed on the web (in one case reportedly in hours). How long before Sara Palin, Ann Coulter (or any shy hot actress – Or Fox new host) has their “nude” images on the web?

    Those law suits and scandals could raise TSA’s bad press to nightmare levels.

    The question with the TSA apparently nude scanners, or full body frisk, vs. safety assumes incorrectly either make a difference.

    Since TSA took over airport security after 9-11, in tests they were much less able to detect hidden weapons then their commercial predecessors. But no one tried smuggling weapons on the plane, because they know pilots now swear they’ll crash the planes themselves rather than give controls to hijackers. Better kill hundreds of passengers, then have the plane used to kill thousands in skyscrapers.

    We now search shoes and underwear and everywhere else to stop last year’s bombers – but terrorists are now fielding “internally carried” bombs that would take a body cavity search to find, or as we saw a few days ago – shipping bombs via UPS.

    Do what the Israelis and British do or did against terrorist. You look for the terrorist not the bomb. Were so nervous about not looking un-PC the TSA administrator says she’ll consider the requested exemption against scanning or searching Muslim women in traditional garb. Better a few dead passengers then a charge of profiling?.

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