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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Wild Cherry – Play that funky music

An evening pause: Recorded live in 1976.

Hat tip Mike Nelson, who has found a nice alternative video site to Youtube by using the Wayback machine archive to find this video.


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  • wayne

    Mr. Z.:
    minor nit to pick…

    The Wayback Machine is the digital-archive search function of the World Wide Web, as archived & crawled by the Internet Archive.
    –I suggest not searching for video using the Wayback Machine search-bar, but to instead use the search bar for the whole site, which includes all audio/video/text collections. (or searching within specific collections)
    –and I’d also suggest using advanced-search if you know something exists (in their collections), but can’t find it, their search-algorithm is not as efficient as Alphabet. Also– search using meta-data & key-word Text description if zero results show up on a Title, for example. (This is why it’s very important to adequately & properly describe the Item you are uploading to the Internet Archive.)
    –this particular tune is still under copyright and is subject to being pulled down if the copyright owner ever objects. That does not happen often, but it does happen.
    -Also be aware–websites can utilize a small piece of code that prevents crawling & archiving by the Internet Archive, which they do respect. [ “Web site owners use the /robots.txt file to give instructions about their site to web robots; this is called The Robots Exclusion Protocol.”] Scammers however, scraping websites for email addresses, etc, disregard that code.

    The entire upside to the Archive– they make it very easy to download items, and video is supplied in multiple formats & qualities.

    If you want to see what they have on BtB, in the Wayback Machine, see:*/

  • NavyNuke

    The first four hours of MTV is nice for those who think MTV has always been reality-drama.

  • wayne

    Great find!
    (downloading that MTV video right now.)

    for the 5 minute clip….

    MTV Debut 8/1/81 Opening and 1st Video

  • wayne

    have to toss this in….

    Former MTV VJ Kennedy on Her Libertarian Evolution
    Reason Foundation 2012

    “At Reason Weekend 2012, Reason Foundation’s annual donor event, Kennedy sat down with Reason’s Nick Gillespie to discuss her transformation from Dan Quayle fetishist to hardcore libertarian, a Republican tattoo, and her recent fight with HBO’s Bill Maher over atheism.”

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