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Loving the South in 2017

Originally posted on Forty Acres and a Starship:
First off, I apologize for my long tardiness in writing on the blog. The last few months have been a bit hectic with a variety of writing and research projects, but I’ll be doing regular updates on this blog for the foreseeable future. Recent events have inspired…

Space settlements and cyber-war

Originally posted on Lagrangian Republican Association:
The recent wannacry and patya attacks have increase attention to cyber-attacks. Both attacks appear to be politically motivated and hence raises question about the future of warfare. This is of particular interest for space settlements. There are two reasons why space settlements will be particularly vulnerable to cyber-warfare. First…

Modern Heroes of the Colored Race

Originally posted on Forty Acres and a Starship:
I was reminded this afternoon that today is an important milestone in African American history—and my own life. On August 30, 1983, Guion S. Bluford became the first African American to go into space. An aerospace engineer who also flew combat missions over Vietnam, Bluford’s trip into…

Alternate Histories, Alternate Americas

Originally posted on Forty Acres and a Starship:
The announcement of an alternate history show by Amazon Prime, titled Black America¸ answered the lamentations and prayers of many individuals who were angered by HBO’s idea for a show set in a present-day world where the Confederacy won the American Civil War. Like media manna down…

“I Would’ve Served, But…”

Originally posted on The Angry Staff Officer:
If you’ve been in the military, you’ve had this conversation before: “Oh, you’re in the Army? That’s cool, I almost joined up once, but…” Random excuse follows. (Caveat: unless it is a medical issue, because there are those who desperately want to serve in the military but can’t…

My Doctrine: “Give Every Other Human Being the Right You Claim for Yourself”

Originally posted on Padre Steve's World…Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland:
Friends of Padre Steve’s World, Another day and another adventure in Trumpland.? Theodore Roosevelt, the Republican that modern Republicans love to hate said: “I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except…

A Gigantic Step Backwards: Trump Bans Transsexuals from the Military on the Anniversary of Truman’s Desegregation of the Armed Forces

Originally posted on Padre Steve's World…Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland:
Friends of Padre Steve’s World, Russian dissident Gary Kasparov said this on Twitter yesterday shortly after President Trump announced on the same platform that Transsexuals, even those currently serving honorably would not be allowed to serve in the military. Kasparov noted:…