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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“When someone says he wants you dead, he wants you dead.”

Link here. The author reviews the almost gleeful desire by many Democrats and their base to have Trump and his supporters die, either of COVID-19 or from a political revolution instigated by them.

And that’s a very dangerous thing to want, because the intended victim gets a say, and he may start saying the same thing about you. I could talk about walking through the wrecked villages of Kosovo – villages that had mostly belonged to the Serbs who started the civil war then lost it – but that is probably going to be lost on the pampered and parochial left. History, be it modern Balkans or ancient, such as the cautionary tale that was the decline and fall of the Roman Republic, is something they are too smart to bother studying. They know what they think and what they want and they can’t be bothered with pests nagging them about how their paucity of wisdom could very well set into motion events they cannot control and that are unlikely to turn out in the way they hope.

Read it all. He concludes by noting that we have a chance on election day to stop these fascist Democratic Party thugs, if only for another four years. And he is right. The defense of liberty never ends, and the moment you think so is the moment your liberty begins to disappear, taken by bullies whose only interest in life is the wielding of power.


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  • Brendan

    Check out Kurt’s books. They are a lot of fun.

    When I read his first, People’s Repiblic, I thought he was a little overboard. Now I see that he didn’t go far enough in describing the left….😬

  • Max

    This sounds a lot like it should be titled “they’re coming for you next”.

    From the article;
    “The high-ranking Obama officer corps has already sold its collective soul for a handful of stars, and lots of colonels and generals would gleefully set their forces on uppity citizens – not rioters, but people like you – to please their Democrat masters.”

    Military man being interviewed on NPR last week. Prisoner of war with John McCain.

    It would seem he doesn’t know that we live in a republic. Has all the far left power words.
    And there are these extreme words spoken on Friday.

    It would seem that coexistence is no longer possible. If Biden wins the election, it’s only the beginning!

    And how will they remove all conservatives from the face of the earth? They have a plan, and your voter registration, and it’s not socialism… Technocracy. All the billionaires are on board.

    What’s in that shot? Will it cure a disease or make one? Will it leave the door open for other mutations and mutate bacteria as well? Will it cross species and cause alterations to the entire biosphere? Will it cause cancer as crisper rearranges your DNA? Will of children born have mutations from altered DNA? Or will it splice in engineered DNA which has been patented suddenly making you property, like a Michael Crichton book, to the owner who patented it?
    Will a disease be created that affects only one race? Will the Gene’s splice, injected with the flu shot, make us all part of that race? Why is everyone’s DNA being collected in the name of Covid testing?
    With this Nobel prize, they’re talking about lifting the ban on genetic modified babies. Has anyone out there watched Gattaca?
    They’ve even discovered they can add additional DNA molecules, artificially created. It would seem science is outpacing our ability to control it. You can even order a crisper lavatory home kit for your basement if you want to perform your own experiments. Ever spliced a mosquito with a black widow spider? Yeah, when pigs have wings.

  • Max

    A play book for killing trump supporters.

    “It is in this muddied context of legal and political wrangling that we must take action. We cannot wait to see how the chips fall. That will only ensure more power for the violent white supremacist machine that is the Trump administration and its supporters”

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