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.


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Obamacare causes wait time in California emergency rooms to skyrocket

Finding out what’s in it: Because their doctors are no longer accepting their Obamacare health plans, patients are flocking to emergency rooms in California, thus increasing the average wait time for treatment to five hours.

I think this quote from the article summarizes the situation quite nicely:

California doctor Robert Subers told his local news station he cannot accept some Obamacare insurance because the payments are so low he would end up owing money out of his own pocket for each visit. “If it was supposed to increase access to care, Obamacare, and if it was supposed to bring down healthcare costs, I’m trying to find out where it’s done either,” he said.


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  • Kelly Starks

    No surprise really. Guess its one of those math things progressives cant do.

  • ken anthony

    Once again proving that govt and economics are bad dance partners.

  • Cotour

    The system has been destroyed as per Obamacare to the detriment of the people.

    You can talk to healthcare company’s but you can not sign up for insurance until the enrollment month which is in November. I spoke to a company, OSCAR, in New York, I told them my needs and they said they would send information via email, I received nothing! Previous to that I called them and asked for information and the person on the phone said to me ” just call this number”, the number was not even with their company it was a number that went directly to the state of New York bypassing them totally, without telling me that.

    Since when can you not just buy what it is that you want or need, especially for your own healthcare? Our government has become the enemy of the people, they have unnecessarily (as far as the people are concerned) inserted themselves between the people and their freedoms.

  • DK Williams

    Saul Alinsky must be smiling from his grave.

  • Pzatchok

    Their next step is to take over the health care agencies.

    Seeing as they obviously can’t deal with the increased load and the new insurance payment systems.

    You see it would work if only it was administered correctly.

    Its the very same excuse they use when trying to explain that communism works.
    “If it was just administered correctly it would work, its just that so many leaders in communist states end up becoming dictators. And that is not such a bad thing, but they never end up benevolent dictators helping out their fellow citizens, they always end up going bad.”
    “If we were in charge we would do it the right way, just let us prove it to you.”

  • Cotour

    Your presidents agenda:

    Let it not be said that your president does not have commitment to what he believes in, he is truly dedicated to his cause. Notice that no one in the media or politics for the most part will not actually plainly say what that cause is. I guess that is the last crumb of respect that they allow the president because he is the president? Or is it something else?

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