Conscious Choice cover

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.

Maryland’s Obamacare exchanges will not be functional until December.

Fail: Maryland’s Obamacare exchanges will not be functional until December.

A week into its launch, the Maryland exchange had reportedly enrolled only 326 people. A week later, the number had improved to just a little over 1,000, and O’Malley told reporters it could be six weeks before the exchange website was working smoothly. “My sense of it is, probably for the next month or so, month and a half, we will be working out glitches in the portal,” he said.

Maryland was enthusiastic about Obamacare and attacked the problem from the beginning. The result is still pitiful. Even though you are required to get a health plan under Obamacare, you might have no way to do it before the deadline arrives next year.

Which is why the real conservatives in Congress had a shutdown battle: They want to repeal Obamacare, but were willing to offer a compromise whereby the mandate was delayed one year. Considering the problems Obamacare is having, what is so unreasonable about that?

And then there’s this: Insurance companies complain that the ObamaCare website is providing them faulty data, even with its low success rate in enrolling anyone.


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  • Pzatchok

    If they didn’t force you to signup first before you could shop around for an insurance plan and price they probably wouldn’t have anyone signed up at all.

    All those numbers they bring out are in no way representative of of who might have possibly actually purchased insurance.

    And now even the insurance companies can not give you a real answer because they do not think the data they are getting from the web sight is correct and accurate.

    What a farce. For all that time and money and the government couldn’t even get a point of sale web site running.
    When 20 year old collage dropout could have done it inside a week.

    Were has all that cash gone? And how much ended up in the democratic coffers as re election donations?

  • Pzatchok

    The president would NEVER EVER EVER let the Republicans have a win.
    And agreeing to delay it a year during the shutdown would be seen as a win by the Republicans, even though he will probably shut it down and delay it a year in the end anyways.
    But it will then look like his decision and not the republicans.

    He places his party over the good of the state and his own good above that of the party for now.

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