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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U2 – Mysterious Ways

An evening pause: Stay with it for what is made to appear as an impromptu addition of an audience member dancing. She steals the show.

It might be improvised, but if it was, it happened repeatedly, at different places, sometimes with a girl that looks identical to this one. I suspect they pre-planned it each time, but no matter, it works quite well this time, for sure.

Hat tip Cotour.


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  • wayne

    Foo Fighters cover “Tom Sawyer”
    w/ vox by audience member Brian (2015)

  • @Wayne: the precis doesn’t do the clip nearly enough justice. That dude, is like, a god. The comments are fun, too.

  • Alex Andrite

    uh … nope.
    As Lenny Bruce once said …
    T … and A….

    uh nope. not for me.
    once perhaps.

    uh nope now.

  • wayne

    went back and read some comments– hilarious.
    stereotypically attracted young lady, just not my type. Have definitely seen her face before.
    shifting gears entirely….
    Stone Temple Pilots:
    “Plush” Soho Square park-bench, London (1993 ITV “The Beat”)

  • Cotour

    Alex Andrite:

    Once your testosterone dials down, its na nope, you can look at it and walk away.

    But that is not the condition of human beings, both male and female as a general rule from the age of 14 to 40 or so.

    “IT” is what makes the world go round, “IT” is where the future of humanity comes from.

  • Tom

    The Commodore’s saw this one decades ago on their mast radar: She’s a brick …. house.

  • Richard M

    In a world where even the Rolling Stones still tour, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that U2 still hits the road, too. Obviously there’s still enough people (with deeper pocketbooks than they had when The Joshua Tree was first released) willing to pay for the tickets to make it a profitable enterprise.

    Still, there’s a surreal quality to it, not unlike visiting a taxidermist’s shop.

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