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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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University President shuts down speech because it is conservative

Fascist: The president of California State University-Los Angeles (CSULA) has cancelled a speech by a conservative journalist because equal time would not be given to liberal positions.

CSULA president William Covino announced Monday that the event would not be allowed to continue without opposing speakers: “After careful consideration, I have decided that it will be best for our campus community if we reschedule Ben Shapiro’s appearance for a later date, so that we can arrange for him to appear as part of a group of speakers with differing viewpoints on diversity. Such an event will better represent our university’s dedication to the free exchange of ideas and the value of considering multiple viewpoints.”

As noted by the speaker and the conservative club that asked him to speak, this university president never required left wing speakers to provide air time to conservatives. What he is really doing is coming up with a fake reason to censor conservative thought, merely because he doesn’t like it.

What I like best about this story however is Shapiro’s response. He has said that the event is going on regardless. He is refusing to let them prevent him from expressing his opinions, a right guaranteed by the first amendment.


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  • Wayne

    We pay for these Public Institutions!

    “In Our Hands”

    Part 1: How We Got what we have.
    Part 2: What We Have.
    Part 3: How to Lose what we have.
    Part 4: How to Keep what we have.

  • Cotour

    Similar to the statements made by prominent Democrats on the president being able to fill a vacancy at the Supreme Court by Joe Biden and C. Schumer. Both in the past have given solid and reasoned reasons for not allowing a Republican president to fill a vacancy before an election, fast forward to today and that is all in the past, a Democrat president MUST fill the vacancy.

    C. Schumer: “The people just want us to do our jobs.”

    Double standard all day every day.

    Its like comedy, only its not.

  • PeterF

    There have been several stories recent about speakers at universities being cancelled or shouted down. Some of them give me at least a little hope.
    Like the speaker that was cancelled for being “racist” I believe it was in Washington state. I was only skimming and didn’t pay attention to details but there is a program on that campus that regularly schedules “controversial” speakers. So at least that campus is trying to challenge mindsets. This is the first speaker they ever cancelled, but I was in a otherwise engaged so I didn’t dig deeper to see what they found to be racist.
    Then there was the pro-palestinian speaker that was shouted down for suggesting that maybe the Palestinians were partly responsible for their own situation.
    Finally there was the speaker that asked the people who wanted “safe zones’ and “trigger warnings” to quit school. He actually had the nerve to ask people who believed in “Black Lives Matter” to raise their hands, then asked the to leave the hall. He had the nerve to suggest that people who claim to be traumatized or offended by speech they disagree with are just upset that someone disagrees with them and they have not been able to insulate themselves from a dissenting opinion.

    Sorry I couldn’t find the links, but I have been purging extraneous E-mail. ( the English accented, gay, blond, guy that was protested by the BLM was especially erudite and humorous.)

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