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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.


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Justice Department lets Imran Awan walk

The swamp wins! The Department of Justice this week made a plea deal with former House IT specialist Imran Awan, allowing him to walk away free on probation.

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday entered a plea deal with Imran Awan, ringleader of the Pakistani family at the center of the House IT scandal, and in the process defied President Donald Trump and explicitly contradicted congressional investigators who described the group as “an ongoing and serious risk to the House of Representatives.” In a statement to the court, Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors said they “found no evidence that [Imran] illegally removed House data from the House network or from House members’ offices, stole the House Democratic Caucus server, stole or destroyed House information technology equipment, or improperly accessed or transferred government information.”

The prosecutors told the court they would not object if Awan received probation, and they agreed to drop fraud-related charges against his wife. The deal means Awan is free to leave the country and won’t face prosecution in connection with his congressional employment.

The DOJ announcement flew directly in the face of Trump’s June 7, 2018, tweet saying, “Our Justice Department must not let Awan & Debbie Wasserman Schultz off the hook. The Democrat I.T. scandal is a key to much of the corruption we see today. They want to make a ‘plea deal’ to hide what is on their Server. Where is Server? Really bad!”

Trump is by law the boss of the Department of Justice, but prosecutors there continue to act as if they are in charge and the president is merely an annoyance who must be bypassed. Moreover, these prosecutors appear to have been working entirely in league with House Democrats to squash this investigation, from the beginning. Because Trump did not take control, they have now succeeded.

I should add that this case demonstrates clearly that Trump is not really acting to drain the swamp. He is cleaning out a few select agencies (EPA), but allowing the rest to remain, with the worst being Justice and the FBI. Trump is essentially a transitional president. The question remains: What are we transitioning to? To me, it increasingly appears we are transitioning to the fall of our democratic government and the freedom it formerly gave to all citizens, equal before the law. And that I write this on Independence Day is more than tragic.


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  • Dwayne Grassie

    Inertia is a powerful thing and we should be grateful that in a few cases (notably the EPA) Trump has been able to change the inertia of the swamp. I agree, DOJ is in bad need of draining, but IMHO until the endless Mueller investigation finally ends, any draining of the DOJ would exact an extraordinary political price. In the meantime. every bad actor in the DOJ is being given enough time to expose themselves…..and enough rope to ultimately hang themselves. Meanwhile, the IG is doing their due diligence.

    Patience my friend.

  • wayne

    Tell the Truth (or at least don’t lie…)
    Jordan Peterson
    -the musical cut-

  • Cotour

    Yes, patience.

    I suspect that somewhere between the Zmans understandable helpless and hopeless version of what we are witnessing and what in time has the potential to play out will be something in the middle. The “Deep state” and the politically empowered are clearly in operation and are protecting themselves and their misdeeds over the past 30 or so years which has become the norm in their world. They have been revealed and over and over they are countering at every opportunity their guilt, corruption, collusion and conspiracy and the people are watching and taking note. The midterm elections may play a very crucial part in how much justice the people will enjoy.

    This Awan arrangement clearly to me is an arrangement that allows the many guilty among the Congress as well as the FBI, DOJ and the Awan brothers to collectively walk. If the Awan brothers were to be judge guilty then by association the others in Congress must also be judged in the same manner. Imagine if they were to be judged by Pedestrian law, no “arrangements”. They would all be behind bars for sure, no doubt. But they exist and operate in the Political realm and there in lies a safety cushion for just plain stupid and very possibly corruption and treason.

    In the end we are more likely to see more than rather than less than as this thing festers over time and rolls into the 2018 elections.

    If you take some time to look into it you will find that there are apparently 40,000 sealed federal indictments that have been generated over just the past year or so, a level much, much higher than usual. What are they for? When will they be unsealed?

    It appears that there are or should be a lot of nervous rats running around.

  • Max

    Tragic, yes.
    It is also an opportunity. Never in the history of United States does so many people have so much to lose to an obviously corrupt and increasingly dictorial government.
    The “powers that be” have brought us dangerously close to a fully socialist society. We are at a tipping point when even the Democrats are embracing Lennon and Karl Marx and are winning elections.
    It’s times like these that we the people need to remember that we hold the power to our own destiny. When government no longer follows the rule of law, it’s up to us to reestablish it! we are masters of our own creation. Nothing illustrates this better than the words of Thomas Jefferson;

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.

    It is not only our right, but our duty.
    Long live the 4th of July…

  • Cotour

    It would just be too much to prosecute Awan, the implications and connections would run deep and effect both party’s.

    Why do they go down this road? They are all guilty, to go after one would mean you would have to go after all.

    The two realms, the Political and the Pedestrian are clearly in operation and this particular case perfectly illustrates them.

  • Judy

    “Lennon and Karl Marx”

    Actually, the problem is that they’ve been embracing too much Lenin and not enough Lennon!

    (Sorry, couldn’t resist!)

  • Max

    Judy, good catch… I totally missed it. “All we need is love” “no hell below us, above us only sky” The militant left could definitely use more lennon. Where did all those “give the world a Coke” and “teach the world to sing in perfect harmony” commercials go. Someone should show them to the followers of Maxine Waters and other Democrats exciting riots. Put some flowers in her megaphone.

    What game is the FBI playing at? Ignoring all the requests of Congress for documents and giving them the middle finger to their subpoenas… Then to make a point, leaking documents to buzz feed like a shot over the bow.
    The agency has gone rogue.

  • Edward

    Dwayne Grassie recommended: “Patience my friend.

    I’ve been hearing that all my life. In politics, the only patient people who have eventually gotten what they wanted were the Fabian socialists; all the others have had to act. A little victory here and there with very few losses, and now the United States is full of expensive socialist programs and a deep state that protects them and protects itself. Trump was elected to act, not to sit aside and allow the tyranny to happen.

    From the article:

    The DOJ announcement flew directly in the face of Trump’s June 7, 2018, tweet saying, “Our Justice Department must not let Awan & Debbie Wasserman Schultz off the hook. The Democrat I.T. scandal is a key to much of the corruption we see today. They want to make a ‘plea deal’ to hide what is on their Server. Where is Server? Really bad!”

    Trump has control over the DoJ. If he wanted Awan and Wasserman Schultz to stay on the hook, he could have made that happen. He knows how important that is in order to drain the swamp, but he also let Clinton, Lerner, and others off the hook, too.

    I have given up on Trump being the one to drain the swamp.

    It increasingly looks like he is himself a plant, giving a few crumbs to We the People in order to keep us thinking we are happy (bread and circuses), which makes him worse than Clinton, as those who would have fought against Clinton now support Trump.

    Although he said that he wants to be a conservative, rather than the lifelong liberal Democrat that he is, he still cannot describe or explain what conservatism is. If he wants to be one (which is unlikely), then he does not know or understand what it is that he strives to be. Thus we will not get a conservative Trump.

    Nor a drained swamp.

    Juvenal, who originated the phrase, used it to decry the selfishness of common people and their neglect of wider concerns.

    Max wrote: “We are at a tipping point …

    No, we passed the tipping point when the Supreme Court ruled that government can make us do or say anything — including direct us as to how to spend our own money — so long as a tax is associated with such tyranny. This gives the tyrannical swamp a powerful tool against We the People. Where is the liberty in that? Clearly the Supreme Court has not read the U. S. Constitution. From the Constitution’s Preamble:

    We the People of the United States, in Order to … secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

    With their new tool, the swamp has far more control over us than they did when the Constitution’s ban on capitation taxes was overturned by the Sixteenth Amendment.

    What game is the FBI playing at? Ignoring all the requests of Congress for documents and giving them the middle finger to their subpoenas… Then to make a point, leaking documents to buzz feed like a shot over the bow.

    This is what we should expect on this side of the tipping point. The swamp now has sufficient power to show up Congress. Congress has shown its annoyance, but since the power to act is with those flouting them, Congress merely looks the fool in this fight.

    Thus, the FBI wins, due to Trump’s inaction to drain or control the swamp. The swamp over which he reigns.

  • Max

    Sound reason, good points. I cannot argue with any of them.
    Time will tell with the new supreme court justice whether we are to the tipping point or if recent court rulings can be overturned due to their obvious anti-constitutional stance.

    Unfortunately, the government is full of people working against the People. Not only is Debbie W. Schultz’s brother the attorney on the gov. prosecution of Awan. (that’s why he walked with less than a slap on the wrist) The guy who brought us the Russian Trump scandal is married to a Clinton attorney.
    Here is some information from an article I found;

    “Morris points out that Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, the orchestrator of the witch hunt, is married to a top Democrat insider with connections to the Obama-Clinton-Soros Mafia. His wife, Lisa Barsoomian, “Is a Freedom of Information Act lawyer, who largely defends against suits brought by groups such as Judicial Watch and other conservative groups to produce documents from the Clinton and then the Obama administrations.

    “Her firm, headed by R. Craig Lawrence, works for Democrats only,” says Morris, “and it’s incredible. They’ve represented Obama 40 times, Bill Clinton about as often, Hillary Clinton 17 times, Kathleen Sebelius 16 times, even represented Mueller himself on three occasions.”

    The deck is well stacked against Trump, Republicans/conservatives, and the people of United States. Open conspiracy and treason against our country. Congress is either powerless to do anything about it, or they are complicit.

  • Max

    Maybe we are past the tipping point. Normally, when there is a big scandal, The players involved would disappear and their company too.
    The same lawyer firm that paid for the dossier on trump, has provided more sensational evidence against a man who might be the next speaker of the house.

    “Jordan said the timing of the allegations is suspect, since they come immediate after a contentious hearing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and also during the ongoing discussion that the congressman may run for speaker of the House.

    He said the law firm representing some of the accusers, Perkins Coie, is the same firm that was involved with the Trump-Russia dossier”

    they dug up accusations that he had knowledge of big college age wrestlers beening sexually molested by a doctor when he was the assistant coach at the college.

    They are doubling down as if they know that they are bulletproof and nothing can touch them with whatever lies and disinformation they can use against the enemies of progressivism whether it’s on the left or right.

  • Cotour

    To watch both Rosenstein and Wray stand in front of the Congress and smirk as they are sworn in tells the tale to me.

    Its says: “Yeah, we are going to sit here and be “Questioned” by the Congress, and then we go home, no biggie”.

    And we are not going to give anything to the Congress anyway, its all a bit of a show just for public consumption. Wray Rosenstein and the Awan “arrangement” just says it all.

    What is anyone going to do about it? Nobody is going to do anything about anything because you need a super majority to impeach anyone and the testifiers are confident that is never going to happen.

    Can this change? I suppose but something big is going to have to happen to get it done.

  • Orion314

    As history always repeats, when in comes to governments /corporations that rule over men, the butcher’s bill must be paid.
    Whose blood will it be? Usually the sheeple.

  • wayne

    “You’re an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to the collect bill…”
    Colonel Kurtz

  • Cotour

    If this turns out to be so and there were government agents that shot Seth Rich it will be just one more crazy layer upon crazy layer. Bill Still is pretty much a straight shooter. (Pardon the pun)

    If this is not some kind of media BS set up this will just set it all off in a much more serious way (Like it has not been serious so far. I think the attempt of government agents in the FBI and DOJ to remove a duly elected president and then discredit him when that did not play out is pretty big in itself ).

    If true, who sent them and for what reason? (DNC? Wasserman? MS13? ANYTHING to acquire or retain power, ANYTHING)

  • Cotour

    Again, if this is so it will all blow up significantly.

    These investigators mention a team apparently / allegedly controlled or directed by……………………..Rod Rosenstein? The FBI was modifying Hillary’s emails and Seth Rich found out about it?

    Information? Disinformation?

    They sound serious.

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