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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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When will the pause end?

Climate scientist Fred Singer asks two very good questions about climate change.

If you do anything, click on the link to see the two graphs. They illustrate quite clearly the difference between what real scientists pay attention to versus the fantasies of fake scientists like Michael Mann.

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4 comments

  • t-dub

    You may be interested in Freeman Dyson’s [Princeton Institute of Advanced Studies] comment on the controversy; he is considered the “pope” of quantum field theory, and is a self-declared climate skeptic:

    You ask me where the extra trapped heat has gone, but I do not agree with the models that say the extra trapped heat exists.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/02/global_warming_pause_is_the_end_near.html#ixzz3Qhc2tKA4
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  • wodun

    I could stomach AGW alarmists a lot more if they ever admitted to being wrong or admitted that we don’t really know that much about how our climate operates.

  • Edward

    The interesting part is that the alarmists insist that we Americans make sacrifices to reduce the level of our CO2 output. That was the intent of the Kyoto agreement (well, for developed Western countries to reduce CO2 or to pay “carbon credits” to poor countries, like China, India, and Brazil), which the US never signed. Strangely, Kyoto ignored the CO2 output of countries which, even at the time, were increasing their outputs.

    The result is that the US has reduced its CO2 output to the levels that Kyoto required, and the emerging countries (which include China, India, Brazil) have increased *their* outputs by far more than Kyoto required the US to reduce ours.

    We done good — what was asked — but somehow *we* are the bad guys, instead of the ones who are increasing their outputs or burning down their (CO2 scrubbing) rain forests. Go figure.

    Besides (and who knows?*), the “pause” may be nothing more than the precursor to the next ice age, which is due any millennium now.

    I think that I already commented that we should be celebrating that global warming has stopped. Instead, global climate alarmists are making up excuses for it to have paused. Maybe the cause is that the US reached its Kyoto goal. If stopping global warming was the reason for Kyoto, then we should be celebrating its end. If it was not the reason, then what was?

    So, to answer Singer’s questions:**

    1) Temperature stopped increasing about the year 2000 because the USA was meeting its Kyoto goals.

    2) The temperature will resume its climb as soon as the USA breaks its Kyoto goals.

    * Of course no one knows. We don’t have any climate models capable of predicting the next ice age.

    ** Or am I being too USA-centric with my answers? Oh, and these two answers may need a sarcasm alert. We apparently didn’t learn our lesson with the Titanic, despite the conclusion of the book and movie “A Night to Remember”: man is not more powerful than Mother Nature.

  • Max

    They are so close to world domination, uniting the world under one global threat. Unfortunately for them the threat does not exist. The elephant in the room that’s making all that noise and stinking so bad turns out to be Michael Mann in an elephant costume telling everyone that he does exist. As Obama once said, there is no “their” there.
    The oceans trapping heat topic came up at work, I reminded everyone that if the oceans which cover 73% of the surface of the planet was to warm by 1° it would expand flooding all coastal areas.
    We agreed that the oceans were not trapping the heat but rather neutralizing it with evaporation causing cloud cover and reflecting the heat back into space. (The wind came up and it rained a little making the ocean cold again… Lol)
    As most of you know, I believe that the earth makes its own heat similar to most of the other planets in our solar system. Air pressure is the key! When the weight of the air above pushes down on the air below it increases friction and makes heat.
    What’s the difference tween a cold mountain top and the valley floor or sea level? Air pressure. What’s the difference between nice weather and a coming low-pressure storm? Air pressure. When a weather balloon is sent up at night, it loses on average 5.4° Fahrenheit per thousand feet until the balloon pops. Why did the temperature continuously go down and why did the balloon pop? Air pressure. Why is the equator, with the highest air pressure on the planet, always warm and the North Pole, which has the lowest air pressure at sea level, always cold. Antarctica, with the height of 3 miles of ice on top of the continent having an average height of over 10,000 feet is the coldest place on earth… Yes you got it, air pressure.
    What happened to cause the sun to get hot? pressure. Why is Jupiter emitting 2 1/2 times more energy than it receives from the sun? Why under Jupiters atmosphere is it 50,000°, five times hotter than the surface (photosphere) of the sun? Air pressure. (all of the gas giants are hotter than the sun)
    Our evil twin Venus has 90 earth atmospheres and the surface air pressure equivalent of a half a mile under the ocean. The average temperature on the surface is 860°F. Only a small amount of narrowband radiation emitting from the sun can penetrate this thick atmosphere, heat and light does not. And yet it is hotter than the sun side of mercury. (800°) The Darkside of mercury is 300° below zero, giving the average temperature to be below 200°F. Why? No air pressure.
    The evidence for friction caused by air pressure is overwhelming, so why is it not well known and figured into our science? Because anyone who questions the government funded magi, wizards, alchemists, rainmakers, shaman, theologians, astrologers, would have him imprisoned like Galileo, or burned at the stake.
    Why is carbon dioxide, Which is less than one half of one 10th of 1% of our atmosphere, the bogeyman in all of this climate change with no physical evidence? (cause and effect)
    To control carbon is to control life, everyone eats hydrocarbons (fats) and carbohydrates (sugars) and emit carbon dioxide. (breathing)
    To control carbon is to control energy, production, movement, mass food harvesting. All true money and world economics will be laid at their feet.
    This is the year they will decide upon the World protocols that will enslave us. Do you think they can keep the charade going long enough to achieve their ultimate goals?

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