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The B-1 Lancer Bomber

An evening pause: One reason we have a Memorial Day is to honor those who have died to keep us free. We also remember them to remind us that the sacrifice was necessary.

I think it is long past time to repeat the same effort, no matter the cost, and use this plane’s payload a lot more than we are. There are people in the Middle East who are gleefully killing people for the sake of power. We should no longer tolerate them.

Hat tip Rocco.

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

  • Jwing

    Here in Rapid City, SD we have Ellsworth AFB, home to the B1 Lancer. We see and hear the “sound of freedom” routinely above our home and smile with pride and patriotism. It is one awesome airplane.

  • One of my favorite jobs in my career was the time I spent at Edwards AFB as a Flight Test Operations Engineer on that program. The plane is amazing.

  • If you’d do us harm
    You’d better flee
    You’re the reason why
    We have the B1-B

  • D K Rögnvald Williams

    The B-1’s flew many missions over ISIS territory, but didn’t always have targets to attack. They were rotated back to the U.S. for maintenance. B-52’s are presently fulfilling this mission.

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