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An evening pause: Performed live in Prague 2017.

Hat tip Alton Blevins.

I am in need for evening pause suggestions. If you are interested in suggesting an evening pause, please say so in the comments (without providing a link to that suggestion). I will contact you so you can forward it directly to me to schedule. The guidelines for submitting Evening Pauses:

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Now available in hardback and paperback as well as ebook!


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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  • Brendan

    We all have that moment of coincidence, where you are thinking of someone, and, wallah! They call! Those are usually pretty happy times.

    Not all of them are happy.

    Last night, I was thinking about Mark Steyn, and the ongoing lawsuit of Michael Mann. I haven’t kept up with Mark’s writing as much as I used to, as he has placed much of his creative efforts on his GBNews show. Mark’s oratory is almost as good as his writing, but the lack of a podcast of the GBNews, or his weekly Mark Steyn Show, makes it difficult when one is rushing about with the kids. So, I haven’t been to his website in a while. But it was still on my mind this morning, and I opened it up, to see his familiar Ave atque vale: Ball’s Bearing. Mark has long written obituaries (and they are very good) and I knew of only one person of fame with the name Ball.

    It was, sadly, whom I expected. I was a regular reader of Tim Ball when the global warming hype was on its upsurge (and I worked at a National Lab). Tim’s thoughts and analysis, and his sharp critique of the insanity, was always enjoyable to read. I suppose it was his success at ripping apart the propaganda that raised the ire of Michael Mann. So when Dr. Ball made the quip (following the gay adventures of the Penn State coaches on young men there) “Dr Mann belongs not at Penn State but in the state pen,” it opened the door to Mann’s wrath, and he filed his frivolous suite on Dr. Ball in Canadian court.

    Unlike the lawsuit against Steyn and the now disreputable National Review, which dragged on interminably in DC courts, the Canadian lawfare suit lasted only three years. But it was enough to help drag Dr. Ball down, destroy his life savings, and start a run of ill health that would eventually end in his untimely demise. Mann never had to pay any penalty (as he should have under Canada’s loser pays law). His lawyer, part of the leftist lawfare clique, handled it for him. Probably receiving his own payment from a shadowy leftist network leading back to characters who wish Western Civilization no good tidings. Even today, Mann’s malfeasance is celebrated by the left.

    Rest In Peace, Tim Ball. God be with you.

  • iowaan

    i have a video for you to consider for your evening pause.

  • Alton

    You probably have seen it….but

    I have been watching Mark Steyn on U Tub

    Past shows are archived.

    At GB News on You Tube.

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