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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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The Cuban government announced today that it will allow its citizens to freely visit other countries for the first time in over a half century.

The Cuban government announced today that, beginning January 13, 2013, it will allow its citizens to freely visit other countries for the first time in over a half century.

This quiet announcement reminds me of what happened in East Germany in 1991. The government then made a quiet announcement saying it would allow travel outside its country, and within days the Berlin Wall was literally being torn down by its citizens. Shortly thereafter East Germany ceased to exist, absorbed into Germany itself, and the communist bloc fell apart.

Hopefully, we shall see the same thing happen to the Cuban dictatorship.

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3 comments

  • This announcement has just one serious consequence… Hot Cuban girls gone wild!

  • Rodney

    The big events of 1989 started with Hungary removing its fence. Thousands of vacationing East Germans took to their heels to West Germany. Like water through a dam fissure, it all came apart quite quickly after that

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Removal_of_Hungary%27s_border_fence

  • Yes they will work as long as you have the right plug adapter and cevoertnr for your appliances. Cuba’s electricity is 110 volts, 60Hz, but most hotels and resorts have 220 volts. Electrical outlets take flat plug prongs.Be sure to take the right adapters for the right appliances. If I’m not mistaken, an adapter for a cellphone, PDAs, chargers may be different than for a curling iron.As for currency, it is better to take CAD dollars as opposed to US funds. If you convert US to CUC, there will be a 10% charge CAD will not incur a charge.Visa and Mastercard and CAD travellers cheques are accepted no American Express (or any other credit card or travellers cheques from a US financial institution.)If you choose to book trips on your credit card, it will be charged in US dollars. Tipping in CUC is preferrable. If you ever need to tip in CAD dollars (especially if you didn’t have a chance to change your money as soon as you landed), just remember the loonies, toonies and other coin are of no use for them. They can’t use them bills work for them .and not out of greed or expectation, but they would have difficulty exchanging it for themselves.Don’t change all your money all at once. Change as you need it is advisable to change your money back to CAD coming back home since CUC have no value outside of Cuba.Have a beautiful time in Cuba! Be prepared to not want to come back home lol for sure you’ll go back soon after.

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