Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

OK, This is Cool!.

Richard Branson, founder of Virgin, and Larry Page and Sergey Brin, founders of Google, have decided that Man needs to mine other planets. Mars is first up on their list.

Let's just hope that Microsoft isn't doing the software!

Actually, I hope they're serious, but it will take more money than they have to do what they want. It'll take more than they have plus what Bill Gates has.

I still want to see viable colonies elsewhere in the solar system before I shuffle off this mortal coil, though. Lunar, L5, Martian, even inhabited asteroids in the belt between Mars and Jupiter. Humanity needs a diaspora.

(ETA: For the record, I figure this is a Google April Fool's Day joke - read the pages they put up. But it's nice to dream.)

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