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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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Oh no! 132 SpaceX employees in California come down with colds!

Chicken Little update: The California press today is in a panic of doom because 132 SpaceX employees in its Hawthorne facility have been diagnosed with some form of COVID.

From the KABC news division, a typical example:

In the largest recent Los Angeles County workplace outbreak, at least 132 workers at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne have been infected with COVID-19, according to new county data. The county’s latest compilation of outbreaks at workplaces that don’t include residential facilities puts the rocket company at the top of the list, far ahead of the 85 cases at the FedEx facility near Los Angeles International Airport. The list includes 37 workplaces with a total of 452 cases.

…The outbreak comes as COVID-19 cases are once again rising in California and throughout the country, amid increased holiday travel and gatherings, and the spread of the omicron variant. Los Angeles County recently reported its highest number of daily cases since August.

California this week is marking 75,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

And health officials are concerned as omicron has now become the dominant strain of the coronavirus. Hospitals are reporting once again being strained to the limit of their resources as the holiday season gets underway, with increased transmission linked to family gatherings and air travel.

O no! We’re all gonna die!

NOT! As is usual for the mainstream press, working as operatives of the Democratic Party, they fail to mention that this new “outbreak” of COVID-19 appears to be mostly from the new omicron strain, which to this date has killed only about fourteen people worldwide, most of whom were in the UK and sick with other illnesses.

All the evidence shows that more than 99.9% of everyone else experiences very mild symptoms from Omicron, comparable to an ordinary cold, and is better in a few days. Since most of SpaceX’s employees are young and healthy, I predict they will all be back at work with the coming of the new year.

None of these facts matter however to the fear-driven and ignorant press and the political leadership in states controlled by the power-hungry Democratic Party. Instilling fear is their goal, and instill it they will.

Meanwhile, most ordinary people nationwide are increasingly realizing that COVID-19 was never the plague it has been touted as, and are going back to normal life. More important, they are finally realizing that the politicians, health officials, and the mainstream press are simply idiots crying wolf endlessly, and should be ignored.

SpaceX for example during this entire fake “pandemic” has not slowed its operations down in the slightest. It has not required vaccines, it hasn’t even asked its employees what their status is. The result is the company has experienced no harm at all, while it forged ahead of all of its competition.

The same will happen now. In two weeks these employees will be back at work, and SpaceX will continue operations as normal. And if the various state and local California governments try to force restrictions on it, Elon Musk will tell them to go to hell, and move even more of his company’s operations out of California.


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  • Elon Musk, if pressed, will borrow from Davy Crockett … “you may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas.”

  • Jay

    I was going to comment about L.A. County violating HIPAA, but HIPAA has gone out the window because of this bug. No love for SpaceX in California (except for Vandy). I agree with Jester, just move to Texas already.

    Out for two weeks… A lot of companies right now are running skeleton crews due to Christmas, New Years and Wookie Life Day.

  • Lee Stevenson

    You have it all wrong…. This new variety of covid is so dangerous, it has put Sweden on high alert!!!
    Once again the governmental advice is “wear masks on crowded public transport, and try not to sit too close in bars and restaurants”
    Sweden is still the dirty little secret of this pandemic. Trust the public to take advice, don’t panic, and let life carry on. Then the economy doesn’t collapse, the people don’t riot, and life carries on.
    I am flying to the UK with my kids tomorrow, via Amsterdam. I have our vaccination passports, negative test results and passenger trace documents ready for when we get screamed at to “show your papers!!”
    It is going to be an interesting journey…. I actually said to my boss… ” I’m keeping my fingers crossed I get there, you keep your fingers crossed I get back!”

  • Col Beausabre

    Lee, What is the death rate in Sweden from Omicron (Fortunately, as a fraternity brother, I had to learn the Greek Alphabet) ?

  • Alton

    Jay Thanks! Had to Look that ONE 🕐 Up!
    lMBSO !!!

    Life Day was a holiday of Wookiee tradition that celebrated family, joy, and harmony—values and tenets of Wookiee culture. Traditionally held at the Tree of Life on the forested Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk, celebrations were held by people across the stars after “The Dark Times” of the Galactic Empire.
    Significance: The celebration of family, joy, and harmony; values and tenets of Wook…
    Place: Tree of Life (traditionally)Throughout the galaxy > Black Spire (Batuuan);
    Next: Black Spire Day (Batuuan) › wiki
    Life Day | Wookieepedia | Fandom

  • Alton

    Seven day death total to Dec 20, 2021. 6

    Seven day death total to Dec 30, 2020 448

    From Google via:
    JHU CSSE COVID-19 Data · Last updated: 2 days ago

  • Jacob

    I saw a comment by a computer science persons (who presumably should be familiar with mathematics) proclaim loudly that Omicron was WAY WORSE (including the all-caps) because it’s more contagious and less hazardous, since you have more chances to get infected, you are much more likely to die.
    I’m pretty sure that’s not how this works.

  • Jhon B

    Their immune systems were compromised because of the stress they had from being sexual harassed.

  • Jay

    Yes, that came from the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special. I try to watch it this time of year but never finish it due to the “Bea Arthur barrier”, her singing segment is just awful, and I end up closing the browser.

  • John

    Omicron sounds WAY BETTER to me. A mild variant that is easier to catch is a nice way to get natural antibodies at a lower cost.

    That is if I survive. In my state for my age group, I only have a 99.5% chance.

    I just wish the Covidians could be less deranged and psychotic, and recognize antibodies can be obtained naturally.

  • Chris

    Omicron = Natural Vaccine

  • John C

    When Covid first started I remember Rush Limbaugh saying, “make no mistake folks, this is the common cold”. He was not EXACTLY correct in saying that, but he is being proved more and more correct as time goes on…

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