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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.

Like your health insurance? You may be losing it.

Like your health insurance? You may be losing it because of Obamacare.

I like this quote best:

“You’re going to be forcibly upgraded,” said Bob Laszewski, a health care industry consultant. “It’s like showing up at the airline counter and being told, ‘You have no choice, $300 please. You’re getting a first-class ticket, why are you complaining?'”

Sadly, I don’t think it will be this good. Many will decide the first class plan is simply unaffordable, and will instead opt out, paying the IRS fine instead. The result, fewer people having health insurance.


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  • jwing

    What’s the real difference between this and being held up and forced to empty your wallet?

    “Stick em up, this is your federal HHS and the IRS. About your healthcare insurance….you’ll either pay up now for this mandatory overpriced premium health policy or you’ll be fined, your wages will be garnished or you’ll go to jail. That’s your choice. Thank you for cooperating with your friendly federal IRS agent and HHS navigator thugs.”

  • JGL

    This is the most un Constitutional law that has ever been conceived and passed in America, both party’s have finally found a way to control the people from birth to death.

    All of these offences and abuses of power are beginning to add up.

  • “The result, fewer people having health insurance.”

    But, I suspect, more people able to access health care, as they find the many providers I expect to go to a cash business model.

    It’s been one of the Big Lies, promulgated by both parties, but mostly by Democrats, that health insurance is synonymous with health care. It isn’t, and never has been, but most people have been brainwashed into believing that it is so. Politicians want folks to believe that, because it gives them power.

    As with most things, when you start throwing large amounts of money into a system (see Big Education), you disrupt market forces, leading to a ‘problem’ that needs to be ‘fixed’.

  • jwing

    Yes, it’s the economic theory of “crowding out” whereby regulations, fees and barriers to entry force private enterprises out of business leaving only government agencies and those organizations accepting government subsidies to survive and thrive.

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