The Health & Human Services department spends an average of $146 per month per employee for email services.

Genesis cover

On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

The ebook is available everywhere for $5.99 (before discount) at amazon, or direct from my ebook publisher, ebookit.

The audiobook is also available at all these vendors, and is also free with a 30-day trial membership to Audible.

"Not simply about one mission, [Genesis] is also the history of America's quest for the moon... Zimmerman has done a masterful job of tying disparate events together into a solid account of one of America's greatest human triumphs." --San Antonio Express-News

Typical government: The Health & Human Services department spends an average of $146 per month per employee for email services.

Considering the number of employees, 70,000, you would think the government could get a discount making the cost less that what an ordinary citizen pays for home service. Instead, they pay about twice as much.

Which means we must of course give them control over 1/6 of the nation’s economy. How else can we rein in costs?


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One comment

  • Cotour

    Think backwards and then you understand how government, this government, actually works. Nancy Pelosi would consider that as a stimulus to the economy. She would be correct if you chose to look at it in only a certain way, keeping in mind that the money that they spend first has to be confiscated through taxation from the people in the first place. And who knows better how to spend their own money? In our country, the government knows best. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

    Think backwards, upside down and counter to common sense and then we will be able to understand.

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