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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Rodney Dangerfield on the Tonight Show

An evening pause: From 1974. His humor is funny because it is entirely silly. If for one second you try to take anything he says with any seriousness at all, you will have no fun.


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  • Alex G

    Great stuff! I never missed The Tonight Show back in those days. Now I’m in bed by 10. :)

  • “Back To School” (1986 Metter Orion Pictures). I’ll watch this every 3 – 4 years, and as an ‘older student’ during my college days; appreciate it all the more.

    “Doesn’t weigh enough for an ‘A’; maybe a ‘B’.”

    The movie gets 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is fair enough, but only 6.6 on IMDb. Reinforcing my belief that ‘IMDb” is an acronym for ‘I aM Dumb”.

  • wayne

    That is a fairly good movie!

  • Jay

    My favorite scene in “Back to School” is when Melon hires Kurt Vonnegut to do his book report on Kurt’s own book and gets an ‘F’ grade from the professor.

  • wayne

    wow….totally forgot that Vonnegut appearance!
    Sam Kinison as the History Prof is hilarious as well.

  • Mitch S.

    Ah Rodney, one of the classics.
    I heard Carson really liked him and used to hang out at Dangerfields when in NY.
    Rodney was also known to help out other comedians when they were having hard times.
    But man, those 70’s styles – what the heck is Carson wearing? – even the desk looks bizarre!

  • Jeff Wright

    I remember the Chuck Wagon and ALPO commercials. My parents like Hee Haw.


  • wayne

    So, who used to stay up late and watch Tomorrow with Tom Snyder?

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