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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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North Korea fires three more test missiles

What, me worry? North Korea today fired three test ballistic missiles into an area of the Sea of Japan considered part of the Japanese defense zone, repeating their previous test.

Unlike the previous test, these were ground-based missiles. Either way, the Obama administration was immediately on the case!

In a statement, the US said it “strongly condemns” the multiple launches. The move came at a potentially embarrassing time for North Korea’s only real ally, China, which is currently hosting the G20 summit in Hangzhou. “Today’s reckless launches by North Korea threaten civil aviation and maritime commerce in the region,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said on Monday. “We will raise our concerns at the UN about the threat posed to international security by these programs,” he continued. “We will also do so in other fora — including the upcoming East Asia Summit — to bolster international resolve to hold the DPRK accountable for its provocative actions. Our commitment to the defense of our allies in the face of these threats remains ironclad.”

I especially like this State Department spokeman’s use of “fora”, the Latin plural of “forum.” That’s telling ’em! We aren’t going only raise this issue in one forum, we’re going to raise it in many forums!

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4 comments

  • Ben K

    “I especially like this State Department spokeman’s use of “fora”, the Latin plural of “forum.” That’s telling ’em! We aren’t going only raise this issue in one forum, we’re going to raise in many forums!”

    And we shall raise the issue with such amazing attention to the details of grammar and proper usage of plurals that the enemy shall certainly repent.

  • D K Rögnvald Williams

    Enough conferences and Dear Leader Kim will run out of missiles.

  • Cotour

    Why Obama or anyone like him must never be the president.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/06/science/obama-unlikely-to-vow-no-first-use-of-nuclear-weapons.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

    Ask a Liberal this question: What is more important to you, to be loved or respected?

    Any adult with any life experience will answer pretty swiftly, respect. A Liberal / Leftist or person without actual relevant life experience will hesitate and will ponder, hmmmm…. Love…….or………respect, hmmmmm.
    (the thought process of potential fertilizer)

    Because Obama is in this latter category he is a danger to himself and everyone that he through his fiduciary responsibility is sworn to protect. He ponders that it might be a good (strong, In his opinion) strategy pledging to never use a nuclear weapon and thinks it in public.

    Have no doubt, always choose respect, love can manifest itself, but not without first there being respect. Its similar to the axiom: First we eat, then civilization. Very basic but essential truths.

  • Localfluff

    Cotour,
    What do you mean? Of course the new president should nuke Mecca and Medina as an opening for negotiations about how all muslims must convert. How could humanity survive otherwise?

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