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Geobeats – Tuck the Crow

An evening pause: We all know that the real purpose of the internet is to look at cute or intriguing animal videos. Here’s one about a crow. It also makes I think a nice intro to spring.

Hat tip Mike Nelson.

Conscious Choice cover

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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4 comments

  • LocalFulff

    I’d vote for him as chief of government here in Europe! Would that be legal? Are the tariffs too high?

    I like how he is saying “Hi Tuck” all the time. Meaning that he is dissatisfied.
    Or alternatively, this bird tamer might come over here and tame our existing parliamentary birds. She seems acquainted with bird brains..

  • LocalFulff

    Where I live it is Spring now. And masses of birds are returning from their Winter holidays in warmer countries. Like when they left us, but then they trained for it for weeks in huge squadrons day after day before leaving, then at high altitude. They are now on their return flying briefly in fantastic formations between houses, before settling two-and-two. They are all very dirty! We need to arrange some kind of toilette facility for them (someone suggested: “A hat”, well). And they don’t belong in cities. But they apparently love cities.

  • John

    Somebody tell that bird it’s a crow not a parrot.

  • Scott M.

    AAH! (Clutches at chest, falls over from being struck dead by Cute)

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