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.

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Republicans in Wayne County rescind their votes certifying Detroit results

In a dramatic turn, the two Republicans on the Wayne County election board (which covers Detroit) last night rescinded their votes yesterday certifying the Detroit results, claiming in legal affidavits that these votes were obtained through coercion and false promises.

Their pronouncements come just 24 hours after a chaotic meeting in which the county’s election board initially failed to certify the Nov. 3 election results during a 2-2 deadlocked vote when both Palmer and Hartmann voted against certification. But after hours of contentious public comment and criticism — including Democratic allegations of racism and threats against their safety — the two GOP members struck a deal to certify the elections in return for a promise of a thorough audit.

Palmer and Hartmann said Wednesday they learned that state officials had reneged or would not honor the audit, leaving them no recourse but to oppose certification until more investigation could be performed.

It is now presently unclear what happens next, including which of their votes will be considered legal.

Note however how the Democrats appear totally opposed to even addressing the vote count concerns expressed by these two election board members. No, rather than in good will trying to show the concerns are unmerited, Democrats have instead threatened, slandered, and doxed the Republicans, while apparently reneging on an agreement that would have looked into the issues.

As I have written, if the problems with this election are not resolved, or the Democrats refuse to cooperate in fixing them, then it will strongly imply that a Biden victory is tainted and was stolen. The consequences to the country then will be quite bad.

The best course must be an aggressive effort by both parties to address and fix the concerns, with both parties accepting the results no matter what. It does not appear the Democrats desire this.


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  • Cotour

    After watching the entire Rudy Giuliani press conference, where he was backed up by, Sydny Powell, Joe Digenova, Victoria Tenseng, and a Trump lawyer, at least four of which were Federal prosecutors and officers of the court still. And what they said about the pedigree of the Dominion voting systems company.

    I would think that they would be announcing a great law suit that they have been slandered and defamed and their company being de valued by these people.

    Where is their law suit announcement?

    Will that be happening any time soon? I do not think so, the discovery on that case would be interesting to say the least.

    This news conference today was I believe about giving a heads up to the American people what credible people have determined has in fact happened related to the 2020 presidential election due to a filing date of the 20th for filing certified election results. Its a notice to those who would dare certify them now knowing that the results are without doubt tainted.

    To do so knowingly would I assume bring consequences.

    Ah, consequences, something that Americans have come to believe no longer exist in America. At least for half of the electorate and the news media anyway.

  • Cotour

    Keeping in mind that: Robert Mueller was a Federal prosecutor, as was James Comey, as were most people on the Mueller investigation.

  • Andrew_W

    There are (almost) always small discrepancies between the initial vote count and final recounts, it’s called human error. I’ve no doubt that in elections such as 2016 and 2000 there were similar issues, the difference was that in those elections the losers respected the process and the principles, they gracefully accepted defeat. “Graceful” is not a word that can be associated to Trump.

  • V-Man

    The election reminds me of a D&D session when I was a kid:

    (roll 20-sided dice) “Alright! Natural twenty! I kill the monster! Gimme my treasure!”
    “Fantastic! Errr… can you move your hand so I can see the dice?”
    “Well, I just want to see the result by myself.”
    “Why? I told you I rolled a 20.”
    “So there’s no problem showing it to me then. Move your hand.”
    “I really don’t like the implication that I cheat.”
    “Show us the 20, then.”
    (flick wrist) “Oops — the dice went off the table. My bad. So, about that treasure?”

  • Cotour

    If the win was clear, I would agree with you.

    But this is in no way shape or form a clear win and there are massive indications that there is in fact fraud and corruption. (thi is American politics, Chicago style)

    Silly, your not paying attention to this particular event. Stay tuned.

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