Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

 
The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

 
He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

 
Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at amazon, Barnes & Noble, 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.

Obamacare increases are only going to get worse

Finding out what’s in it: After Obamacare`s government help for insurance companies ends and consumers have bear the full cost of this monstrous law, the costs will skyrocket again.

By 2023, I estimate that the average family plan could be 61% more expensive than it is in 2015, with individual plans only one or two percentage points behind. These increases are so high that direct taxpayer subsidies to consumers are unlikely to keep up. So the cost, both financially and politically, will become increasingly intolerable.

Thank you Obama and the Democratic Party for bringing us this present. We couldn`t have done it without you!

Readers!
 

I must unfortunately ask you for your financial support because I do not depend on ads and rely entirely on the generosity of readers to keep Behind the Black running. You can either make a one time donation for whatever amount you wish, or you sign up for a monthly subscription ranging from $2 to $15 through Paypal or $3 to $50 through Patreon.


Your support will allow me to continue covering science and culture as I have for the past twenty years, independent and free from any outside influence.


Your support is even more essential to me because I not only keep this site free from advertisements, I do not use the corrupt social media companies like Google, Twitter, and Facebook to promote my work. I depend wholly on the direct support of my readers.


You can provide that support to Behind The Black with a contribution via Patreon or PayPal. To use Patreon, go to my website there and pick one of five monthly subscription amounts, or by making a one-time donation. For PayPal click one of the following buttons:
 


 

Or with a subscription with regular donations from your Paypal or credit card account:


 

If Patreon or Paypal don't work for you, you can support Behind The Black directly by sending your donation by check, payable to Robert Zimmerman, to
 

Behind The Black
c/o Robert Zimmerman
P.O.Box 1262
Cortaro, AZ 85652
 

Or you can donate by using Zelle through your bank. You will need to give my name and email address (found at the bottom of the "About" page). The best part of this electronic option is that no fees will be deducted! What you donate will be what I receive.

7 comments

  • pzatchok

    Sort of like the way collage costs keep just ahead of government subsidies.

    Another socialist idea disproven by a simple thing like human greed.

  • CVA100

    Does political malfeasance have a statute of limitation? If not, is there a provision allowing claw-backs exacted from decades of ex-politicians that sold our country out?

  • Cotour

    Unrelated but related:

    The enemy within: http://www.wnd.com/2015/07/exploding-muslim-immigration-overwhelms-fbi/

    Obama and whom ever supports or allows what ever he has done or will do to happen is complicit and should be seen as a traitor to the oath that they have taken. Right in every Americans face, in plain sight. Obamas top advisor is Valarie Jarrett, born in Shiraz Iran. Hillary Clinton’s top advisore / assistant is Huma Abadin, Muslim.

    SALEHA MAHMOOD ABEDIN, mother of Huma Ababin

    Pro-Sharia
    Mother of Huma Abedin and Hassan Abedin
    Longtime affiliate of the the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs
    Board member of the International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief
    Director of the International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child
    Founding member of the Muslim Sisterhood, the women’s division of the Muslim Brotherhood

    Does no one / Democrat / Liberal see what is plain to see? Obama intends to finance Iran to the beginning tune of 150 BILLION dollars! Supply them with the technology to detect and repel IT attacks on its system! Ensures / no guarantees that Iran will have nukes within 10 years.

    The American people have created the means of their own destruction?

    Im insane?

  • Ron

    “Thank you Obama and the Democratic Party for bringing us this present. We couldn`t have done it without you!” We also WOULDN’T have done it without you

  • Cotour

    Unrelated but related:

    Donald Trump is not backing off of his insult to John McCain, and I say good for him. McCain, McConnell, Boehner, Prebis, and many of the rest of them badly need to be retired for the sake of our country and the future of every American. They are captives of a perverted system and are unable to do the work that the American people need them to do. Everyone should be outraged that they have allowed this president to go so far down the socialist / leftist road.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/07/19/donald-trump-republican-party-presidential-candidate-editorials-debates/30389993/

    Love him or loath him he says what needs to be said, what many of the American people are thinking, and he has no apology for anyone. And that is what this country needs. We will see where this all goes but I believe Trump is very serious this time and will become very hard to stop if he is able to keep this up until next year. There is only one Republican candidate that anyone is talking about and that is Trump. They are all waiting for him to either shoot himself in the foot (but it looks like he is wearing Kevlar boots) or they are waiting for someone to come forward with some damaging information about his business dealings.

    Love him or loath him it looks like he is serious and is in for the long haul. Comments?

  • D.K. Williams

    Perhaps there could be a separate forum for unrelated posts.

  • Cotour

    Its not “unrelated”, its Unrelated but Related. In other words, it is related. Politics is relevant to Obamacare and this story is about politics and about Obamacare. I would see your point if my comment was posted on a story about the sun, for example.

Readers: the rules for commenting!

 

No registration is required. I welcome all opinions, even those that strongly criticize my commentary.

 

However, name-calling and obscenities will not be tolerated. First time offenders who are new to the site will be warned. Second time offenders or first time offenders who have been here awhile will be suspended for a week. After that, I will ban you. Period.

 

Note also that first time commenters as well as any comment with more than one link will be placed in moderation for my approval. Be patient, I will get to it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *