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Etta James – Something’s Got A Hold On Me

An evening pause: Performed live on television sometime in the mid-1960s.

Hat tip Jim Mallamace, who notes, “Etta James was an inspiration to a generation of popular female singers, from Janice Joplin to Christina Aguilera.”

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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  • Localfluff

    The political communist-islamist hate blog that calls itself “The Planetary Society” made another hate post today. Claiming, again, that Jesus Christ was evil.

    This particular communist-islamist in their political organization, Jason Davis, posted hate comments against Elon Musk launching his own car into space. According to the communist-islamist ideology everything must be owned by the Great Leader and only He can decide, and enforce with all violence necessary to achieve total obedience, who must and must not do what. That is the only definition of what is good, to the communist-islamists. And of course the communist-islamist Jason Davis cares about the wording of “he” in the oath. What else is to be expected by a total moron?

    Does anyone else fell for getting rid of these haters while we have time to do so in order to survive, or are some of you just looking forward to you funeral?

  • LocalFluff: Though Jason Davis is very obnoxious in this blog post, and exhibits proudly his ignorance and contempt for American history, I don’t see where he claims “Jesus Christ was evil.”

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