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The John Batchelor Show

The John Batchelor Show is a breaking-news program that focusses on global politics, economics, war-fighting, hard sciences, space exploration, literature and whimsy. Four hours a night, seven days a week; most rigorous news analysis in the New World; followed daily in 192 countries.

Episodes

  • 32: #NewAmericanCivilWar: Election Day begins the loss of the Republic again in the 21st Century A.D.. Michael Vlahos, @JHUWorldCrisis

    Jun 06 2020

    Photo: The Triumph of Titus, by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1885), depicting the Flavian family during the triumphal procession of 71. Vespasian proceeds at the head of the family, dressed as pontifex maximus, followed by Domitian with Domitia Longina, and finally Titus, also dressed in religious regalia. An exchange of glances between Titus and Domitia suggests an affair upon which historians have speculated.[44] Alma-Tadema was known for his meticulous historical research on the ancient world.[5...more

  • 32: #NewAmericanCivilWar: Two farmers in Emperor Domitian's Londinium reflecting upon the loss of the Republic in the First Century AD. Michael Vlahos, @JHUWorldCrisis

    Jun 06 2020

    Photo: The Conspiracy of Gaius Julius Civilis (detail), by Rembrandt (1661). During the Batavian rebellion, Domitian eagerly sought the opportunity to attain military glory, but was denied command of a legion by superior officers. Rembrandt - Color adjusted version of Image:Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 047.jpg Public Domain File:Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 047b.jpg Created: 1661-1662 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow#NewAmericanC...more

  • 31: #TheScalaReport: How fast, uniform and widespread for the jobs recovery after the surprising +2.5 million jobs gained through mid-May? Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com #ScalaAPS @STRATACACHE

    Jun 06 2020

    Photo: Texas, 1940http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow#TheScalaReport:  How fast, uniform and widespread for the jobs recovery after the surprising +2.5 million jobs gained through mid-May?  Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com  #ScalaAPS @STRATACACHEhttps://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/06/03/american-retailers-have-laid-off-or-furloughed-one-fifth-of-their-workers

  • 30: The lockdowns created millions of unhappy, unemployed, restless people. Jeff Bliss: @JCBliss ; Jim McTague: @Mctaguej

    Jun 06 2020

    Image:  Young and restless, last millennium:  Black-and-white portrait of James Dean wearing a bomber jacket and Lee jeans Jeff Bliss, Pacific Watch, & Jim McTague, Barron’s Washington and author; in re:   BLS messed up: had trouble reaching people, and miscounted some who were fired as still working, No reason to be optimistic at this point.  LA no longer under curfew; Mayor Garcetti confident?  Actual organized and coordinated gangs coming in from out of state; even a car dealership where ...more

  • 29: Rod Rosenstein has a lot to answer for. @DevinNunes

    Jun 06 2020

    Image:  The "suicide letter", mailed anonymously to King by the FBI. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Bureau_of_Investigation Devin Nunes, CA-22, in re:   Rod Rosenstein has a lot to answer for.

  • 28: The lockdown disorders suit the Democrats; and what is to be done? @DevinNunes

    Jun 06 2020

    Image:  In 1992, Marine disembark in Compton from their Humvees in order to provide support for local police through L.A. county.  Fair use.Devin Nunes, CA-22, in re:  We recorded one of the top economists in the world, who thought it’d be a positive jobs number today but didn’t get it as spectacular as it is.  The lockdown disorders suit the Democrats; and what is to be done?

  • 27: #SmallBusinessAmerica: Restaurateurs, hoteliers and swimming pool firms adapt quickly. @genemarks

    Jun 06 2020

    Image:   A rolled up Thermal Bubble pool cover, used to reduce water loss from evaporation and heat loss from the pool.  Public domain. Gene Marks, Guardian UK and US; Philadelphia Inquirer; The Business of Small Business; in re:  Seventeen year-old turned down $8 million to buy his creativity. He wrote a website to track all corona virus data globally. Gets millions of hits daily; just turned down $8 million because he wrote the site to do good; why would he sell it? Avi Schiffman  Ncov2019.liv...more

  • 26: #SmallBusinessAmerica: Jobs surprise is the happy reopening. @genemarks

    Jun 06 2020

    Image:  Single-family detached house in Essex, Connecticut, USA.  Public domain.Gene Marks, Guardian UK and US; Philadelphia Inquirer; The Business of Small Business; in re:  New York City has been shut for 82 days; others currently in disorder; but both the US and Canada see an upturn in jobs. Now that Congress has extended the terms of forgiveness, more business owners can take a breather and plan to reopen, Dental offices are among the biggest re-employers. Also, hair salons. Another metric: ...more

  • 25: Krugman apologizes to Bureau Labor Statistics 2400 honest professionals. Francis Rose: @FRoseDC

    Jun 06 2020

    Image:  Bureau of Labor Statistics Francis Rose, Government Matters program, WJLA in Washington and podcast; in re: Paul Krugman was shocked at today’s phenomenal job numbers, tweeted that the BLS [Bureau of Labor Statistics] may have been corrupted by the present Administration.  BLS, operated by civil servants not appointed by any particular Administration, was not happy; Krugman had to apologize.   The BLS collects data, curates and distributes it.  It’s a straight arrow.  It’d be foolhardy f...more

  • 24: The 2020 disorder is product of five decades of trillions in failed progressive urban policy. @DanHenninger

    Jun 06 2020

    Image:  The August 1964 signing of the Poverty Bill.Daniel Henninger, WSJ editorial board, and Wonder Land column; in re:  cf. 1968, curfews, breaking glass. Dreadful year: The Rev Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated; riots and burning across the United States. Only three years before had been the 1965 Great Society legislation.  Tens of trillions of dollars have been spent on the liberal model in all branches of government; but Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, Watts, East St Louis, others—no better th...more

  • 23: 4/8 Normandy '44: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France, by James Holland

    Jun 06 2020

    Image: Beach obstacles at Pas de Calais, 18 April 1944; from Deutsches Budesarkiv (see below) Normandy '44: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France, by James Holland John Sackville (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)   Audible Audiobook – Unabridged https://www.amazon.com/Normandy-44-James-Holland-audiobook/dp/B07Z3YCG76/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=  D-Day, June 6, 1944, and the seventy-six days of bitter fighting in Normandy that followed the Allied landing, hav...more

  • 22: 3/8 Normandy '44: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France, by James Holland

    Jun 06 2020

    Image: Caption 1: "The infantry, the humble foot soldiers, now about to fulfil their classical role." Caption 2: "Commando troops coming ashore from LCIs (Landing Craft Infantry)." The photograph shows commandos of the 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division of the British Army coming ashore from Landing Craft Infantry at Gold Beach near La Rivière-Saint-Sauveur, Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944 at the start of the Invasion of Normandy during World War II. Normandy '44: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day B...more

  • 21: 2/8 Normandy '44: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France, by James Holland

    Jun 06 2020

    Image: General Montgomery passes German POWs while being driven along a road in a jeep, shortly after arriving in Normandy, 8 June 1944. Normandy '44: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France, by James Holland John Sackville (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)   Audible Audiobook – Unabridged https://www.amazon.com/Normandy-44-James-Holland-audiobook/dp/B07Z3YCG76/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=  D-Day, June 6, 1944, and the seventy-six days of bitter fighting in No...more

  • 20: 1/8 Normandy '44: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France, by James Holland

    Jun 06 2020

    Image:  Normandy '44: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France, by James Holland John Sackville (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)   Audible Audiobook – Unabridged https://www.amazon.com/Normandy-44-James-Holland-audiobook/dp/B07Z3YCG76/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=D-Day, June 6, 1944, and the seventy-six days of bitter fighting in Normandy that followed the Allied landing, have become the defining episode of World War II in the west—the object of books, films, t...more

  • 19: How the US Navy used major warships to romance Communist Vietnam into the regional pushback against the PRC. Captain Christopher Sharman, USN. @HooverInst

    Jun 05 2020

    Photo:The scene shows the arrival at the “Porte de Chine” of the military commander of Guangxi, Marshal Su Yuan Chuan (蘇元春)[Su Yuanchun] and his official entourage on 16 July 1900. The procession of sedan chairs, guarded by soldiers, had just passed through the outer gatehouse into French Indo-China (Vietnam). Marshal Su had been invited as a guest to celebrate the inaugural train of the railway connecting Hanoi with Dang Dong (同登 Tongdeng ), close to the Nam-Quan (南關) frontier post between Chin...more

  • 19: Mistakes, regrets, failures of the Swedish coronavirus model. @HenryIMiller @PacificResearch

    Jun 05 2020

    Photo: Panorama over Stockholm in 1868public domainhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowMistakes, regrets, failures of the Swedish coronavirus model.  @HenryIMiller @PacificResearchhttps://www.livescience.com/results-of-sweden-covid19-response.html

  • 18: Rod Rosenstein cannot recall & What is to be done? @SebGorka #AmericaFirst

    Jun 05 2020

    Photo: http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowRod Rosenstein cannot recall & What is to be done? @SebGorka #AmericaFirst

  • 18: Simultaneously the disorder and the reopening in DC. @SebGorka #AmericaFirst

    Jun 05 2020

    Photo: [Construction of the Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, with the Capitol in the background, Washington, D.C.] http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowSimultaneously the disorder and the reopening in DC. @SebGorka #AmericaFirst

  • 17: The Trump peace plan and Israel’s security from the West Bank to the Jordan Valley. Dr. Eran Lerman @ JISS_Israel

    Jun 05 2020

    Image:  Driving from West Bank to Jordan River. Dr. Eran Lerman, in re: The Trump peace plan and Israel’s security from the West Bank to the Jordan Valley. Col. (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman, vice president of JISS [Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security], is an expert on Israel’s foreign relations, and on the Middle East. He was deputy director for foreign policy and international affairs at the National Security Council in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office, and held senior posts in IDF Mili...more

  • 16: What does it take for the House to join the Senate in United States–Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2020? @RepLeeZeldin @leezeldin

    Jun 05 2020

    Image:  Autogiro airplane, with Senator Hiram Bingham as a passenger, takes off from the east plaza of the Capitol, July 1931. [Library of Congress LC-USZ62-111347] Representative Lee Zeldin, in re: What does it take for the House to join the Senate in United States–Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2020? Congressman Lee Zeldin has represented New York’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2015. Currently, Congressman Zeldin serves on two House ...more

  • 15: Iran's Majlis undisguisedly in the hands of the military. @AlirezaNader @FDD Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

    Jun 05 2020

    Photo:Teymourtash arriving in Moscow in 1926 for diplomatic negotiationsView author information CC BY-SA 3.0 File:Teymourtash on arrival in Moscow in 1926 for diplomatic discussions.jpg Uploaded: 2007-01-10 03:53:45  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowIran's Majlis undisguisedly in the hands of the military. @AlirezaNader @FDD Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_presAlireza Nader is a senior fellow focusing on Iran and U.S. policy in the Middle...more

  • 15: The Neo-Ottomans of Turkey fence with the Revanchists of Russia: 100 years later. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

    Jun 05 2020

    Photo: 'Son Excellence le Maréchal Ibrahim Pacha, gouverneur de la Tripolitaine au moment de la déclaration de la guerre entre la Turquie et l'Italie.'Unknown author - En Tripolitaine. Voyage à Ghadamès, Edmond Bernet Public Domain File:Maréchal Ibrahim-Pacha.png Created: 1 January 1912 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe Neo-Ottomans of Turkey fence with the Revanchists of Russia: 100 years later. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_presht...more

  • 14: How Richard Nixon managed social disorder in 1968. @ConradMBlack

    Jun 05 2020

    Image:  Chicago riots, 1968  Screen grab.  "Following the riots, Chicago experienced a food shortage, and the city's needs were barely met by volunteers bringing food to the area. Results of the riots include the increase in pace of the area's ongoing deindustrialization and public and private disinvestment. Bulldozers moved in to clean up after the rioters, leaving behind vacant lots, many of which remain today." Conrad Black, publisher & author; in re:  The disorder across America is the r...more

  • 13: Canada’s Greens celebrate, “Oil is dead!” Mary Anastasia O’Grady: @MaryAnastasiaOG

    Jun 05 2020

    Image:  Syncrude's Mildred Lake mine site and plant near Fort McMurray, Alberta.  Public domain.Canada’s Greens celebrate, “Oil is dead!”  Mary Anastasia O’Grady: @MaryAnastasiaOG  Mary Anastasia O’Grady, WSJ and Americas column; in re:  Canada’s Greens. Elizabeth May, celebrate, “Oil is dead!” and those losing their incomes need to be compensated.  Logic: oil prices went briefly below zero; spat between Saudis and Russians; the O&G bz, esp in Alberta, is on its knees.  What does the rest of...more

  • 11: China’s aggression means to replace Trump with Biden. Victor Davis Hanson: @VDHanson

    Jun 05 2020

    Image:  Constant Beijing expansionism:  PLA marching into Lhasa in October 1951 Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover, in re: Disorder across America, and foes: Russia and its subset Iran, and China.  Xi Jinping has launched against all his foes – India, the US, and presumably against Uyghurs.  Does China think it can knock out out the US?  Dunno; but they may have concluded that for their regime to survive thy have no choice but to try. Reminiscent of Hitler in 1939.  “Do you really want to die for Taiwa...more

  • 10: The mysterious Mr Biden: his weakness is his strength. Victor Davis Hanson: @VDHanson

    Jun 05 2020

    Image:  A storm cellar on the Texas plains. Public domain. Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover and NRO, in re: The puzzle of Joe Biden.  His weaknesses are the strength of the campaign: unlike any other candidate we've had, in that he seems to lack interest in leaving his basement; and he speaks of his age and apparent debilities.  “I can get you across the finish line.”  The MeToo Movement; his son Hunter’s involvement with Ukraine and PRC; and Biden’s connection to the unfinished business of Russiagat...more

  • 9: 8/8 The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach, John C. McManus.

    Jun 05 2020

    Image:  Large landing craft convoy crosses the English Channel on 6 June 1944 The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach, John C. McManus.  Don Hagen (Narrator), Gildan Media, LLC (Publisher)    Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. https://www.amazon.com/Dead-and-Those-About-to-Die-audiobook/dp/B00K6XKSCQ/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= A white-knuckle account of the First Infantry Division’s harrowing D-Day assault on the eastern sector of Omaha Beac...more

  • 8: 7/8 The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach, John C. McManus.

    Jun 05 2020

    Image:  Surface weather analysis map showing weather fronts on 5 June The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach, John C. McManus.  Don Hagen (Narrator), Gildan Media, LLC (Publisher)    Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. https://www.amazon.com/Dead-and-Those-About-to-Die-audiobook/dp/B00K6XKSCQ/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= A white-knuckle account of the First Infantry Division’s harrowing D-Day assault on the eastern sector of Omaha Beach.  The ...more

  • 7: 6/8 The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach, John C. McManus.

    Jun 05 2020

    Image: Meeting of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), 1 February 1944. Front row: Air Chief Marshal Arthur Tedder; General Dwight D. Eisenhower; GeneralBernard Montgomery. Back row: Lieutenant General Omar Bradley; Admiral Bertram Ramsay; Air Chief Marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallory; Lieutenant General Walter Bedell Smith. The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach, John C. McManus.  Don Hagen (Narrator), Gildan Media, LLC (Publisher)    Audible ...more

  • 6: 5/8 The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach, John C. McManus.

    Jun 05 2020

    Image: An LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) from the U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Samuel Chase disembarks troops of Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (the Big Red One) wading onto the Fox Green section of Omaha Beach (Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France) on the morning of June 6, 1944. American soldiers encountered the newly formed German 352nd Division when landing. During the initial landing two-thirds of Company E became casualties. The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: T...more

  • 5: Voter fraud in Seoul & What is to be done? Tara O, East Asia Reasearch Center

    Jun 04 2020

    Photo: Photograph of East Gate of palace grounds in Seoul, KoreaDate | published 1919Source | Encyclopedia Americana, 1919, v. 16, between pp. 524 and 525Author | Unknown authorhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowVoter fraud in Seoul & What is to be done? Tara O,  East Asia Reasearch Center, @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast ( https://eastasiaresearch.org/ )

  • 5: "You make me real money when you have real disruptions in the market. Chaos, total chaos. The biggest fortunes in history were made like that." Ziad Abdelnour @blackhawkinc

    Jun 04 2020

    Photo: Cartoon, "Elisha Roosevelt sicketh the bears upon the bad boys of Wall Street." President Theodore Roosevelt is depicted commanding two large bears labeled "Interstate Commerce Commission" and "Federal Courts" upon Wall Street. The caption is based on a passage from II Kings 2:23-24.Date | 8 May 1907Source | Puck Magazine, May 8 1907 centerfold.http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow"You make me real money when you have real disrup...more

  • 4: SecDef Mark Esper rejects the Insurrection Act of 1807 @AndrewCMcCarthy @ThadMcCotter

    Jun 04 2020

    Image:Main Navy Building (foreground) and the Munitions Building were temporary structures built during World War I on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The buildings remained in use for several decades, and the Secretary of War was headquartered in the Munitions Building from 1936 until the Pentagon opened in 1943.United States Navy - http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/pl-usa/pl-dc/nav-fac/mn-mun-c.htm Public Domain File:Main Navy Building and Munitions Building on the Washington National ...more

  • 3: Rosenstein did not read the FISA warrant he signed in 2017. @AndrewCMcCarthy @ThadMcCotter

    Jun 04 2020

    Image:  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives a replica of Mahatma Gandhi's three wise monkeys — See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil— to the U.S. President Donald Trump Andrew C McCarthy, Ball of Collusion, and Thaddeus McCarthy, American Greatness,  in re:  Rod Rosenstein signs the fourth FISA warrant extension.  “I didn't read it.” Yet each extension requires new information.  Dereliction of responsibilities.  The culture of the DoJ is to read carefully every important [allegation]. I...more

  • 2: Congress waives lawmaking, entrusts it to administrators. Adam White @adamjwhitedc

    Jun 04 2020

    Image:  The House Financial Services committee meets. Committee members sit in the tiers of raised chairs, while those testifying and audience members sit below. Adam White, AEI, and George Mason Center for the Study of the Administrative State; in re:  The Administrative State; also, a government whose engine is in the administrative agencies rather than in Congress. Congress has ceded that.

  • 172: Commercial space launches US manned Earth orbit. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Jun 04 2020

    Photo: Amazing Stories, Volume 3 Number 5, August 1928. Cover illustration by Frank R. Paul. From the contents page: Our Cover this month depicts a scene from the first installment in this issue of the story entitled THE SKYLARK OF SPACE by Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby, in which the scientist, who has discovered a chemical substance for the liberation of intra-atomic energy, is making his initial tests, preparatory to his interplanetary flight by means of this liberated energy, which...more

  • 172: Proxima Centauri has a second confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Jun 04 2020

    Photo: Español: Posición de Alfa Centauri. The position of Alpha Centauri (Rigilkent, Rigel Kentaurus, Toliman) By Zwergelstern Thanks for the help of Patrick Chevalley Public domain http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowProxima Centauri has a second confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.comhttps://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/second-exoplanet-confirmed-orbiting-proxima-centauri/Prox...more

  • 1: State of the City, the State, the Union: Exploring a second campaign for mayor of the challenged New York City. John Catsimatidis @JCats2013 @CatsRoundtable.

    Jun 04 2020

    Photo: Seal of New York City Simtropolitan - Own work based on: - Seal and Flag of the City of New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York: The Knickerbocker Press 1915. Seal of the City of New York, as portrayed by Paul Manship’s standardized version. The seal’s 1.1:1 height-to-width ratio is intentional and representative Manship’s original model. Since Manship’s original was a sculpture rather than a print, there are no official standards for the seal colors. Permission details This image shows a...more

  • 171: US torpor in face of active North Korean missile development. Bruce Bechtol, Angelo State

    Jun 04 2020

    Image:  Welcome celebration for the Red Army in Pyongyang on 14 October 1945 Bruce Bechtol, Angelo State (Texas), North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa: Enabling Violence and Instability; in re: Iran uses North Korea as its R&D lab for missiles and weaponry.  Going on since the 1980s.  In 2013, saw that DPRK was dvpg and 80-ton rocket booster for an ICBM In 2013, missiles going from DPRK to  Iran in middle of JPOA talks, In 2016, DoJ actually sanctioned Iran for t...more

  • 170: Beijing abjures its Hong Kong treaty; cracks down on May 35. Michael_Yon, @GordonGChang

    Jun 04 2020

    Image:  King Zhou (紂王) was the pejorative posthumous name given to Di Xin (帝辛), the last king of the Shang dynasty of ancient China.  In legends, he’s depicted as having come under the influence of his wicked wife Daji, and committing all manner of evil and cruel deeds with her. In fictionalizations, including the novel Fengshen Yanyi, she was said to be possessed by a malevolent fox spirit. Michael_Yon, East Asian reporter; in re: “Hong Kong under threat” – Financial Time.  Beijing menaces the ...more

  • 169: Federal investigation into Pennsylvania’s virus nursing-home deaths. @SalenaZito

    Jun 04 2020

    Image:  Wyck House, Germantown, Pennsylvania, (c.1900), located on the southwest corner of Germantown Avenue and Walnut Lane, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Original platinum print on Eastman Kodak sensitized paper by Henry Troth, American Pictorialist.Salena Zito, CNN, New York Post, The Middle of Somewhere column; in re:  Daunting number of deaths—3,469—Covid deaths in Pennsylvania.  The Secretary of HHS visited PA, spoke with CEOs to discuss measures for reopening many businesses; al...more

  • 168: Joe Biden’s anemic support in Pennsylvania. @SalenaZito

    Jun 04 2020

    Image:  Pittsburgh in 1902. Lithograph by Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler. Salena Zito, CNN, The Middle of Somewhere column; in re:  Trumbull Co., Ohio.  The 2020 vote:  President got 94% support of Republicans; Joe Biden struggled, as 77% of Democrats supported him, and the rest split between Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard. These are people who showed up to vote in the middle of a pandemic, and many in a protest concerning the murder. Western PA: energy. Eastern PA, incl Phila and collar counties: b...more

  • 166: 4/4 The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach, John C. McManus.

    Jun 04 2020

    Image: First Division monument on the Meuse-Argonne Battlefield, France. The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach, John C. McManus.  Don Hagen (Narrator), Gildan Media, LLC (Publisher)    Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. https://www.amazon.com/Dead-and-Those-About-to-Die-audiobook/dp/B00K6XKSCQ/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= A white-knuckle account of the First Infantry Division’s harrowing D-Day assault on the eastern sector of Omaha Beach.  T...more

  • 165: 3/4 The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach, John C. McManus.

    Jun 04 2020

    Image:  At Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 1944 The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach, John C. McManus.  Don Hagen (Narrator), Gildan Media, LLC (Publisher)    Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. https://www.amazon.com/Dead-and-Those-About-to-Die-audiobook/dp/B00K6XKSCQ/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= A white-knuckle account of the First Infantry Division’s harrowing D-Day assault on the eastern sector of Omaha Beach.  The acclaimed historian John C....more

  • 164: 2/4 The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach, John C. McManus.

    Jun 04 2020

    Image: 16th Infantry Regiment  ("Semper Paratus") Coat of Arms The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach, John C. McManus.  Don Hagen (Narrator), Gildan Media, LLC (Publisher)    Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. https://www.amazon.com/Dead-and-Those-About-to-Die-audiobook/dp/B00K6XKSCQ/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= A white-knuckle account of the First Infantry Division’s harrowing D-Day assault on the eastern sector of Omaha Beach.  The acclaim...more

  • 163: 1/4 The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach, John C. McManus.

    Jun 04 2020

    Image: A 1st Infantry Division half-track plows its way through a muddy road in the Hurtgen Forest. 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. 15 Feb 1945. The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach, John C. McManus.  Don Hagen (Narrator), Gildan Media, LLC (Publisher)    Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. https://www.amazon.com/Dead-and-Those-About-to-Die-audiobook/dp/B00K6XKSCQ/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= A white-knuckle account of the Fir...more

  • 167: TWTR and FB tangle with the immunity in the Community Decency Act. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

    Jun 03 2020

    Photo: Federal Communications Commission http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowTWTR and FB tangle with the immunity in the Community Decency Act. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInsthttps://www.hoover.org/research/tweeting-vs-rioting

  • 167: The limits of immunity for law enforcement. @RichardAEpstein, @HooverInst

    Jun 03 2020

    Photo: Florida Highway Patrol state trooper at the scene of a motor vehicle accidenthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe limits of immunity for law enforcement. @RichardAEpstein, @HooverInsthttps://www.hoover.org/research/tweeting-vs-rioting

  • 162: Russia’s superior energy position. Germany and China are existentially dependent thereon. Gregory Copley, Defense and Foreign Affairs

    Jun 03 2020

    Image:  Major existing and planned natural oil and gas pipelines supplying Russian oil and gas to Europe. Public domain.  Gregory Copley, Defense and Foreign Affairs, in re:  The energy re-think in the balance of the Twenty-first Century. Russia in a superior position.  Hard to see how, and it’s unlikely that, Russia will be displaced in oil, gas, nuclear, and hydroelectric. Sophisticated energy structure.  Its gas will save PRC.  Russia is now the most advanced in the world in selling nuclear. ...more

  • 161: Academics “on the junk pile” as foreign students no longer are as welcome. Mainland students at the center of today’s riots. Gregory Copley, Defense and Foreign Affairs

    Jun 03 2020

    Image:  Brasenose College, Oxford, in the 1670s Gregory Copley, Defense and Foreign Affairs, in re:  The whole world is changing its nature, has been for a while; we’ll see a massive diminution in revenues to many countries as universities and university towns depended for their great wealth on foreign students.  A major re-think.  Will throw a lot of academics on the junk pile. Also, declining populations. We’ll see that education will provide qualifications suited to different things; mfrg, su...more

  • 155: #NewWorld: The long shadow of the exiled Evo Morales of Bolivia. @jmhumire, @MariaFdaCabal.

    Jun 03 2020

    Photo: [Pavilion of Bolivia, Paris Exposition, 1889] http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow#NewWorld: The long shadow of the exiled Evo Morales of Bolivia. @jmhumire, @MariaFdaCabal.https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/jun/01/bolivia-president-jeanine-anez-coronavirus-elections

  • 155: #NewWorld: Narco-terror state Venezuela becomes a colony of Tehran and Moscow. @jmhumire, @MariaFdaCabal.

    Jun 03 2020

    Photo: Venezuela circa 1900-1905. "American fleet at La Guaira." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing CompanyDate | 1900~1905http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow#NewWorld: Narco-terror state Venezuela becomes a colony of Tehran and Moscow. @jmhumire, @MariaFdaCabal.https://www.dea.gov/press-releases/2020/05/27/former-member-venezuelan-national-assembly-charged-narco-terrorism-drug

  • 160: Biden handles a teleprompter speech. @LizPeek

    Jun 03 2020

    Image:  Joe Biden flanked by two glass teleprompters. The two teleprompter monitors are embedded in the floor of the podium.  Public domain. Elizabeth Peek, TheHill and Fox News; in re: Biden handles a teleprompter speech.  

  • 159: Markets buoyant. Banks sturdy. Recovery under way. @LizPeek

    Jun 03 2020

    Image:  American Recovery and Investment Act Elizabeth Peek, TheHill and Fox News; in re: Six to nine months from now we’ll be in a recovery.  U-shaped? V-shaped? L-shaped?  Had it not been for the riots, I would’ve said V; but now it’s impeded.  Momentum lost.  Americans sat on the first round of stimulus checks. A lot of workers are furloughed.  

  • 158: The Insurrection Act of 1807. Posse Comitatus, and federalized troops.* John Yoo @BerkeleyLaw.

    Jun 03 2020

    Image:  A National Guardsman in 1917.  John Yoo, Berkeley Law School, in re: Insurrection Act of 1807 (insurrection, conspiracies): governor may call in the Guard when needed.  Washington, D.C., is different from the fifty states. Delicate balance between states and federal.  The whole of DC is federal.         Republican Form of Government Clause.  Bush 2 tried to include natural disasters and such emergencies; Democrats withdrew the amendments.   ..  ..  ..  ·       The Insurrection Act of 180...more

  • 157: Rodeo Drive looters’s graffiti: Eat the rich. Bill Whalen: @Hooverwhalen

    Jun 03 2020

    Image:    Demonstrations in Hollywood.  Screen grab. Bill Whalen, Hoover Area 45 podcast, in re:  Mayor Garcetti of Los Angeles asks for National Guard; Governor Newsom agrees.  The riots following the Rodney King scandal.  Today, looting is directed at rich areas, esp Rodeo Drive and Hollywood Hills.   Graffiti left: Eat the rich. In 1992: riots were vicious; governor had to speak with George H W Bush to get troops. Marines arrived.  Cuomo, who wants to send in the National Guard, thinks the NY...more

  • 156: In the UK, guests may attend your barbecue but perhaps not enter your home in a moment of need. @josephsternberg, @WSJOpinion

    Jun 03 2020

    Image:  A walk in the park: a landscaped site proposed in South Yorkshire Joseph Sternberg, WSJ editorial board in London, in re:   UK has just had the sunniest springtime since 1929. Emerging from lockdown, people are making up for lost time. People are lying on the grass in parks; are desperate to be sociable again.  Government policies are evolving gradually and by seat of pants.  Now you’re allowed to have a barbecue in your backyard, but maybe not to enter your home to use the loo.  Busses ...more

  • 155: The question-mark-shaped recovery. @josephsternberg, @WSJOpinion

    Jun 03 2020

    Image:  Arabic Question mark   ؟   The Unicode Standard: All graphic representations of Unicode characters are in the public domain. Joseph Sternberg, WSJ editorial board in London, in re:   How England is adjusting to the time of the virus.  The question-mark-shaped recovery.  Never in history have we tried cryogenically to freeze an economy for three months and then restart it quickly.

  • 154: Offer citizenship to the 3 million Hong Kongers threatened by the PRC. @EliLake @BV

    Jun 03 2020

    Photo: English: View of Hong Kong Harbour.Date | 1860–70Source | http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/rise_fall_canton_04/gallery_places/pages/cwHK_1860-70_M10874_Hbr.htmAuthor | Marciano Antonio Baptista (1826–96)http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowOffer citizenship to the 3 million Hong Kongers threatened by the PRC. @EliLake @BVhttps://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-05-27/trump-should-open-america-s-doors-to-hong-kong-s-c...more

  • 154: James Comey has personally persecuted Michael Flynn since 2016 & What is to be done? @EliLake @BV @Commentary

    Jun 03 2020

    Photo: Gustave Brion, ‘’Javert’’, 1862, reproduced in Victor Hugo, Les Misérables (London, G. Routledge and Sons), 1887. Rare Books Collection, State Library of Victoria. Gustave Brion - Les Misérables de Victor Hugo : de la page à la scène - F20 Creative France Public Domain File:Javert.jpg Created: 1 January 1862 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowJames Comey has personally persecuted Michael Flynn since 2016 & What is to be do...more

  • 153: December 29, 2016 telephone call between Flynn and Kislyak was routine and without predication for any law enforcement. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

    Jun 03 2020

    Photo: Title: The boy travellers in the Russian empire: adventures of two youths in a journey in European and Asiatic Russia, with accounts of a tour across Siberia..Year: 1886 (1880s)Authors:  Knox, Thomas Wallace, 1835-1896Subjects:  Soviet Union -- Description and travel Siberia (Russia)Publisher:  New York : Harper & brothersContributing Library:  New York Public LibraryDigitizing Sponsor:  MSNText Appearing Before Image:- in muchthe same way that prisons in other countries are occasiona...more

  • 153: The up-to-date Insurrection Act answers the disorder. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

    Jun 02 2020

    Photo: English: The Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789.Français : Prise de la Bastille le 14 juillet 1789Date | circa 1793Charles Thévenin (12 July 1764 – 28 February 1838) was a neoclassical French painter, known for heroic scenes from the time of the French Revolution and First French Empire.public domainhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe up-to-date Insurrection Act answers the disorder. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter...more

  • 153: The December 2019 Pensacola Saudi shooter signaled his radicalization long before the attack. @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDD

    Jun 02 2020

    Photo: Title: Pensacola harbor; beautiful views and pertinent facts regarding the "deep water city" of the Gulf of Mexico; Pensacola navy yards, Pensacola shipping and Pensacola fortificationsYear: 1904 (1900s)Authors:  Bliss, Charles Henry, 1860-1907, edSubjects: Publisher:  Pensacola, C. H. BlissContributing Library:  The Library of CongressDigitizing Sponsor:  Sloan FoundationText Appearing Before Image:MODERN 50 FOOT GUN BARREL FOR FORT PENSACOLA BEFORE BEINGUNLOADED FROM FLAT CAR. THE BLISS...more

  • 153: The Al Qaeda command openly in concert with the Taliban. @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDD

    Jun 02 2020

    Photo:  Title: Caubul, from a burying ground on the mountain ridge, north-east of the city Abstract/medium: 1 print : tinted lithograph ; sheet 36 x 53 cm.Date | 1842Source | Library of CongressCatalog: https://lccn.loc.gov/2016647841Image download: https://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/ppmsca/41500/41532v.jpgOriginal url: https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2016647841/Author | Haghe, Louis, 1806-1885, lithographer; Atkinson, James, 1780-1852, artist; Haghe, Charles, -1888, lithographerPermission(Reusin...more

  • 152: Virus-liberated Italy opens for tourism June 3. Lorenzo Fiori.Ansaldo Foundation.

    Jun 02 2020

    Photo: Posillipo, Naples, Italy.Date | between 1890 and 1900http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowVirus-liberated Italy opens for tourism June 3. Lorenzo Fiori.Ansaldo Foundation.This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs divisionunder the digital ID ppmsc.06566.

  • 152: The dueling Tsarist and Ottoman empires in Libya, one hundred years later. @Kounalakism @HooverInst

    Jun 02 2020

    Photo: Ottoman troops attempting to halt the advancing Russians during the Siege of Ochakov in 1788 January Suchodolski - http://john-petrov.livejournal.com/655857.html Victory of Ochakiv, 1788 December 17 (December 6 by Julian Calendar), by January Suchodolski Public Domain File:January Suchodolski - Ochakiv siege.jpg Created: 1853date QS:P571,+1853-00-00T00:00:00Z/9 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe dueling Tsarist and Ottom...more

  • 151: Indiana Hoenlein and the Lost Canaanite clay of a slavemaster Malcolm Hoenlein: @conf_of_pres

    Jun 02 2020

    Image:  Map of the Near East by Robert de Vaugondy (1762), indicating Canaan as limited to the Holy Land, to the exclusion of Lebanon and SyriaMalcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents, in re:  Indiana Hoenlein and the Lost Canaanite clay of a slavemaster. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/six-year-old-boy-discovers-rare-canaanite-tablet-180974984/

  • 150: Ayatollah not banned by Twitter for genocidal provocations. Malcolm Hoenlein: @conf_of_pres

    Jun 02 2020

    Image:  Portrait of a Persian Manichaean Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents, in re: Ayatollah not banned by Twitter for genocidal provocations.   https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-seeking-to-get-iranian-supreme-leader-kicked-off-twitter/

  • 149: Politics of the virus. Politics of the GOP. @johnfund @DavidMDrucker

    Jun 02 2020

    Image:  African-American members of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives: Sen. Hiram Revels (R-MS) and Reps. Benjamin Turner (R-AL), Robert DeLarge (R-SC), Josiah Walls (R-FL), Jefferson Long (R-GA), Joseph Raineyand Robert B. Elliott (R-SC), 1872 David M Drucker, Washington Examiner, & John Fund, NRO, in re:  Politics of the virus. Politics of the GOP.  

  • 148: Life in Washington and NYC after the virus and during the demos. @johnfund @DavidMDrucker

    Jun 02 2020

    Image:  Following their victory at the Battle of Bladensburg, the British entered Washington, D.C., burning down buildings including the White House. David M Drucker, Washington Examiner, & John Fund, NRO, in re:  Weekend of confrontations in DC. A two-day curfew.  New York: pathetic; curfew starts three hours too late.   Eleven PM curfew grants three hours for riots in darkness    [It's a mess;] “have a nice day.” Second Ave filled with vacant stores that will not come back.  Compounded err...more

  • 147: US withdrawal of financial privileges from Hong Kong could sink the mainland economy. @GordonGChang

    Jun 02 2020

    Image:  The public dining hall (canteen) of people's commune. Prof Arthur, and Gordon Chang, in re:  Hong Kong. UK to issue 300,000 visas for entry. Broken trust with Mainland on the treaty.   The regime is desperate; the editor’s tweet is absurd. HK protestors love the US.  Will not visit the US to foment violence.   US is pushing an assembly of English-speaking nations to rebuke China.  Stalin in WWI: “Never forget the resiliency of democracies”!  US  has just brought a sledgehammer down on th...more

  • 146: Beijing is unaware of the ballast-like weight of our Constitution. @GordonGChang

    Jun 02 2020

    Image:  Chinese chaos finally organized by P'an-ku (Wade Giles), the first living being and the creator of the world out of chaos in some versions of Chinese history/mythology. Prof Arthur, and Gordon Chang, in re:  China sees deteriorating relations with the US, and the US interested in matters in Hong Kong, This time, China is actually resorting to fake news on social media platforms. The PLA’s mission statement:  First, a general campaign to destroy the US; second, trying to change the narrat...more

  • 145: Mayor DeBlasio doesn’t grasp the situation. Cinematic riots. @harrysiegel

    Jun 02 2020

    Image:  Wood engraving of the pro-slavery mob setting fire to Gilman & Godfrey's warehouse. Harry Siegel, NY Daily News; Daily Beast; in re:  The violence of the last days. New York curfew at 11 PM tonight. National Guard activated.  Mayor DeBlasio’s response to the matter: fallen short. Without considering, he lifted the personal stay-at-home; had he not done that, there might not have been violent demos.  Molotov cocktails; police cars under siege.   He doesn’t seem to have a good grasp of...more

  • 144: Shutdown closed schools may “create a generation of neurotic children who don't understand critical thinking.” Scott W Atlas: @SWAtlasHoover

    Jun 02 2020

    Image:  First Boston Latin School HouseShutdown closed schools may “create a generation of neurotic children who don't understand critical thinking.”  Scott W Atlas: @SWAtlasHoover Dr Scott W Atlas, Hoover.      https://thehill.com/opinion/education/500349-science-says-open-the-schools?utm_source=Hoover+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=dae3cd3fc9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_06_01_06_25&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_21b1edff3c-dae3cd3fc9-72527561

  • 143: 4/4 The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, by Denise Kiernan.

    Jun 02 2020

    Image:  Y-12 Plant, in Oak Ridge TN. The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, by Denise Kiernan.  Cassandra Campbell (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged   https://www.amazon.com/The-Girls-of-Atomic-City-audiobook/dp/B00G3EBIY4/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=The+girls+of+atomic+city&qid=1591032630&s=audible&sr=1-1 At the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consum...more

  • 142: 3/4 The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, by Denise Kiernan.

    Jun 02 2020

    Image:  The core of the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, by Denise Kiernan.  Cassandra Campbell (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged   https://www.amazon.com/The-Girls-of-Atomic-City-audiobook/dp/B00G3EBIY4/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=The+girls+of+atomic+city&qid=1591032630&s=audible&sr=1-1 At the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000...more

  • 141: 2/4 The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, by Denise Kiernan.

    Jun 02 2020

    Image:  Workers in 1943 loading uranium slugs into the X-10 Graphite Reactor (now a National Historic Landmark) The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, by Denise Kiernan.  Cassandra Campbell (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged   https://www.amazon.com/The-Girls-of-Atomic-City-audiobook/dp/B00G3EBIY4/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=The+girls+of+atomic+city&qid=1591032630&s=audible&sr=1-1 At the height ...more

  • 140: 1/4 The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, by Denise Kiernan.

    Jun 02 2020

    Image:  Workers leaving the Manhattan Project's Y-12 plant at shift changing time, 1945 The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, by Denise Kiernan.  Cassandra Campbell (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged   https://www.amazon.com/The-Girls-of-Atomic-City-audiobook/dp/B00G3EBIY4/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=The+girls+of+atomic+city&qid=1591032630&s=audible&sr=1-1 At the height of World War II, Oak Ridg...more

  • 139: COMPLETE #NewAmericanCivilWar: The Unmaking of the Constitution on the Road to Disorder and Disunion. Michael Vlahos,Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

    Jun 01 2020

    Photo: An early 20th century portrayal of Daniel Shays forces fleeing from Federal troops in an attempt to lay siege to the Springfield Arsenal with only 4 killed and virtually no musket fire; they would regroup later in Amherst, MassachusettsDate | circa 1902 Source | The people's history of the world, Edward Sylvester Ellis; vol. VIAuthor | C. Kendrickhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowCOMPLETE #NewAmericanCivilWar: The Unmaking of ...more

  • 138: 2/2 The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers, by Richard McGregor.

    Jun 01 2020

    Image:  People in the countryside working at night to produce steel. The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers, by Richard McGregor.   Matthew Waterson (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher)  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.   https://www.amazon.com/Party-Secret-Chinas-Communist-Rulers/dp/B083ZLHL6T/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= [from 2010] An eye-opening investigation into China's Communist Party and its integral role in the country's rise as a global superpo...more

  • 137: 1/2 The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers, by Richard McGregor.

    Jun 01 2020

    Image:  Sending government officials to work in the countryside, 1957. [In fact, what happened of course, was that everyone who had a scintilla of education was regarded as a possible traitor to the Lord Mao, so was sent to work at excruciatingly hard labor with minimal food, coats, shoes. Feeding pigs; digging trenches in rocky soil.        ". . .Thaxton describes the people's communes as a form of 'apartheid system' for Chinese farm households. The commune system was aimed at maximizing produc...more

  • 136: American Warlords: 12of12: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Jonathan W. Jordan (Author), Malcolm Hillgartner (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

    Jun 01 2020

    Photo: A conference session including Clement Attlee, Ernest Bevin, Vyacheslav Molotov, William D. Leahy, Joseph E. Davies, James F. Byrnes, and Harry S. Truman Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-R67561 / CC-BY-SA 3.0 For documentary purposes the German Federal Archive often retained the original image captions, which may be erroneous, biased, obsolete or politically extreme. Potsdamer Konferenz, KonferenztischZentralbild Potsdamer (Berliner) Konferenz der führenden Staatsmänner der drei alliierten Mächte d...more

  • 136: American Warlords: 11of12: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Jonathan W. Jordan (Author), Malcolm Hillgartner (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

    Jun 01 2020

    Photo: Yalta American Delegation in Livadia Palace from left to right: Secretary of State Edward Stettinius, Maj. Gen. L. S. Kuter, Admiral E. J. King, General George C. Marshall, Ambassador Averell Harriman, Admiral William Leahy, and President F. D. Roosevelt. Livadia Palace, Crimea, RussiaUnited States Army Signal Corps - Library of Congress Digital Collectionshttps://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2012646958/ Crimean conference Left to right: Secretary of State Edward Stettinius, Maj. Gen. L. S....more

  • 136: American Warlords: 10of12: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Jonathan W. Jordan (Author), Malcolm Hillgartner (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

    Jun 01 2020

    Photo:  Winston Churchill at the Second Quebec Conference, September 1944Churchill and President Roosevelt with Allied chiefs of staff on the the terrace at the Citadel at Quebec, 16 September 1944.Date | September 1944Source | http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib//21/media-21366/large.jpgWar Office official photographer, Horton (Maj)Permission(Reusing this file) | This image was created and released by the Imperial War Museum on the IWM Non Commercial Licence. Photographs taken, or artworks cre...more

  • 136: American Warlords: 9of12: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Jonathan W. Jordan (Author), Malcolm Hillgartner (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

    Jun 01 2020

    Photo: Pres. F. D. Roosevelt in conference with Gen. D. MacArthur, Adm. Chester Nimitz, Adm. W. D. Leahy, while on tour in Hawaiian Islands".Date | 28 July 1944Source | High resolution download from http://www.dodmedia.osd.mil/DVIC_View/Still_Details.cfm?SDAN=HDSN9902408&JPGPath=/Assets/Still/1999/DoD/HD-SN-99-02408.JPG.Author | US Navyhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow American Warlords: 9of12: How Roosevelt's High Command Led A...more

  • 136: American Warlords: 8of12: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Jonathan W. Jordan (Author), Malcolm Hillgartner (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

    Jun 01 2020

    Photo: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 1943—Front row: Marshal Stalin, President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill on the portico of the Soviet Embassy—Back row: General H.H. Arnold, Chief of the U.S. Army Air Force; General Alan Brooke, Chief of the Imperial General Staff; Admiral Cunningham, First Sea Lord; Admiral William Leahy, Chief of staff to President Roosevelt, during the Tehran ConferenceUnited States Army 12th Air Force - This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Print...more

  • 136: American Warlords: 7of12: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Jonathan W. Jordan (Author), Malcolm Hillgartner (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

    Jun 01 2020

    Photo: Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill at the Cairo Conference, 25 November 1943Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), - This media is available in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration, cataloged under the National Archives Identifier (NAID) 196609. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Chiang Kai-shek, and Winston Churchill at the Cairo Conference, 1943. Public Domain File:Cairo conference.jpg Created: 25 November 1943 http://JohnBat...more

  • 136: American Warlords: 6of12: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Jonathan W. Jordan (Author), Malcolm Hillgartner (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

    Jun 01 2020

    Photo: Henry L. Stimson, former Secretary of War and State.Harris & Ewing - This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID cph.3b01973. This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. See Commons:Licensing for more information. Permission details No known restrictions on publication. This work is from the Harris & Ewing collection at the Library of Co...more

  • 136: American Warlords: 5of12: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Jonathan W. Jordan (Author), Malcolm Hillgartner (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

    Jun 01 2020

    Photo: American soldiers land near Algiers. Unknown author or not provided - U.S. National Archives and Records Administration Public Domain File:Near Algiers, "Torch" troops hit the beaches behind a large American flag "Left" hoping for the French Army not fire... - NARA - 195516.jpg Created: 8 November 1942date QS:P571,+1942-11-08T00:00:00Z/11 Location: 28° 0′ 0″ N, 3° 0′ 0″ E http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow American Warlords:...more

  • 136: American Warlords: 4of12: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Jonathan W. Jordan (Author), Malcolm Hillgartner (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

    Jun 01 2020

    Photo: Rear Admiral King arrives on board the USS Lexington in a new SOC Seagull in 1936.The original uploader was Binksternet at English Wikipedia. 7 October 2007 (original upload date) - Official U.S. Navy photo 80-G-454721; Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons. U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Ernest J. King, USN ,arrives on board the aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV-2) in his new Curtiss SOC-1 Seagull aircraft (BuNo 9990), 2 June 1936. Public Domain File:RAdm King SOC on USS Lexington 1936.jpg ...more

  • 136: American Warlords: 3of12: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Jonathan W. Jordan (Author), Malcolm Hillgartner (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

    Jun 01 2020

    Photo: Description: Casablanca-Conference - Seated: President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill. Standing, front row, left to right: General Arnold, Admiral King, General Marshall, Admiral Pound, Air Chief Marshal Portal, General Brooke, Field Marshal Dill, and Admiral Mountbatten. January 1943. Post-Work: W.Wolny - http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/ Permission details Licence: Public DomainView more Public Domainview terms File:Casablanca-Conference.jpg Created: 30 January 2010 http://Jo...more

  • 136: American Warlords: 2of12: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Jonathan W. Jordan (Author), Malcolm Hillgartner (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

    Jun 01 2020

    Photo: n August 18, 1943 at the first Quebec Conference. (King, Roosevelt, Churchill. Behind: General "Hap" Arnold, Air Chief Marshal Charles Portal, General Sir Alan Brooke, Admiral Ernest King, Field Marshal Sir John Dill, General George C. Marshall, Admiral Sir Dudley Pound, and Admiral William Leahy)US Army Signal Corps - US Naval History and Heritage Command, photo no. UA 02.06.05.https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/nhhc/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-ser...more

  • 136: American Warlords: 1of12: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Jonathan W. Jordan (Author), Malcolm Hillgartner (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

    Jun 01 2020

    Photo: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill aboard HMS Prince of Wales in 1941US Navy - U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #: NH 67209 : http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-fornv/uk/uksh-p/pow12.htm Donation of Vice Admiral Harry Sanders, USN (Retired), 1969. Conference leaders during Church services on the after deck of HMS Prince of Wales, in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, during the Atlantic Charter Conference. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (left) and Prime Minister Winston Chur...more

  • 135: The Eve of Destruction: 1of4: How 1965 Transformed America Kindle Edition. by James T. Patterson (Author) Format: Kindle Edition

    Jun 01 2020

    Photo: http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Eve of Destruction: 1of4: How 1965 Transformed America Kindle Edition. by James T. Patterson  (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Eve-Destruction-1965-Transformed-America-ebook/dp/B009RRUTO4/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Patterson+eve+of+destruction&qid=1590896477&s=audible&sr=1-1-catcorrAt the beginning of 1965, the U.S. seemed on the cusp of a golden a...more

  • 132: The Eve of Destruction: 4of4: How 1965 Transformed America Kindle Edition. by James T. Patterson (Author) Format: Kindle Edition

    May 31 2020

    Photo: Two U.S. Air Force Lockheed F-104C Starfighter from the 435th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 479th Tactical Fighter Wing, take off from Da Nang Air Base, Vietnam, in December 1965.Date | December 1965Source | U.S. Air Force Historical Studies Office publication Gradual Failure: The Air War over North Vietnam 1965-1966 (AFD-100526-034) p. 119.Author | USAFhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Eve of Destruction: 4of4: How 1965 Tra...more

  • 132: The Eve of Destruction: 3of4: How 1965 Transformed America Kindle Edition. by James T. Patterson (Author) Format: Kindle Edition

    May 31 2020

    Photo: A U.S. Marine Corps Bell UH-1E Huey of Marine Observation Squadron VMO-2 at Da Nang, Vietnam. VMO-2 received the first six UH-1Es in May 1965, replacing Kaman OH-43D helicopters.Date | May 1965Source | U.S. Navy Naval Aviation News/[1] [2], p. 3.Author | USNhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Eve of Destruction: 3of4: How 1965 Transformed America Kindle Edition. by James T. Patterson  (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https:...more

  • 132: The Eve of Destruction: 2of4: How 1965 Transformed America Kindle Edition. by James T. Patterson (Author) Format: Kindle Edition

    May 31 2020

    Photo: Burning buildings during Watts RiotsNew York World-Telegram - LOC Public Domain File:Wattsriots-burningbuildings-loc.jpg Created: 1 August 1965 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Eve of Destruction: 2of4: How 1965 Transformed America Kindle Edition. by James T. Patterson  (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Eve-Destruction-1965-Transformed-America-ebook/dp/B009RRUTO4/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Pa...more

  • 134: Rome's Last Citizen: 4of4: The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Rob Goodman (Author), Derek Perkins (Narrator), Jimmy Soni (Author), Tantor Audio (Publisher)

    May 31 2020

    Photo: John Pentland Mahaffy. Greek Pictures, drawn by Pen and Pencil, by J. P. Mahaffy, London, The Religious Tract Society, 1890Date | 1890http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Rome's Last Citizen: 4of4: The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Rob Goodman (Author), Derek Perkins (Narrator), Jimmy Soni (Author), Tantor Audio (Publisher)https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B4HIYK6/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0...more

  • 134: Rome's Last Citizen: 3of4: The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Rob Goodman (Author), Derek Perkins (Narrator), Jimmy Soni (Author), Tantor Audio (Publisher)

    May 31 2020

    Photo:  The Roman forum and the comitium after 44BCDate | 1877Source | From the book The Roman Forum: a topographical study By Francis Morgan Nichols 1877Author | Amadscientist from unknown 19th century artistPermission(Reusing this file) | PDhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Rome's Last Citizen: 3of4: The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Rob Goodman (Author), Derek Perkins (Narrator), ...more

  • 134: Rome's Last Citizen: 2of4: The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Rob Goodman (Author), Derek Perkins (Narrator), Jimmy Soni (Author), Tantor Audio (Publisher)

    May 31 2020

    Photo: formerly 'Temple of Theseus' from "Greek Pictures, drawn with pen and pencil"public domain http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Rome's Last Citizen: 2of4: The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Rob Goodman (Author), Derek Perkins (Narrator), Jimmy Soni (Author), Tantor Audio (Publisher)https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B4HIYK6/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=Marcus Porc...more

  • 134: Rome's Last Citizen: 1of4: The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Rob Goodman (Author), Derek Perkins (Narrator), Jimmy Soni (Author), Tantor Audio (Publisher)

    May 31 2020

    Photo: Gravura do Templo Romano de Évora, em Portugal. Esta gravura mostra a aparência do edifício após a realização de obras para remover todas as partes que tinham sido adicionadas após o final da civilização romana, voltando assim à sua forma original. Esta imagem foi publicada na revista Occidente n.º 420, de 21 de Agosto de 1890, e digitalizada pela Hemeroteca Municipal de Lisboa.English: Drawing of the Roman Temple at Évora, in Portugal. This drawing shows how the building appeared after m...more

  • 133: The Chicago Obama Presidential Center without the Library: 2of2: @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

    May 31 2020

    Photo: Auditorium and Annex, Chicago, Illpublic domain. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe Chicago Obama Presidential Center without the Library: 2of2: @RichardAEpstein @HooverInsthttps://www.hoover.org/research/obama-presidential-center-nuisance"I argued last week before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Protect Our Parks, which sued the City of Chicago in order to stop the construction of the Obama Presidential C...more

  • 133: The Chicago Obama Presidential Center without the Library: 1of2: @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

    May 31 2020

    Photo: Shore Drive, Chicago, Illpublic domain. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe Chicago Obama Presidential Center without the Library: 1of2: @RichardAEpstein @HooverInsthttps://www.hoover.org/research/obama-presidential-center-nuisance"I argued last week before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Protect Our Parks, which sued the City of Chicago in order to stop the construction of the Obama Presidential Center (OP...more

  • 132: The mysterious twirling clouds of Venus and the Hades at ground level: 2of2: David Grinspoon @DrFunkySpoon Planetary Science Institute @planetarysci

    May 31 2020

    Photo: Oil painting of Hades abducting Persephone. 18th Century. Oil on wood with gilt background. Property of Missing Link Antiques.http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe mysterious twirling clouds of Venus and the Hades at ground level: 2of2: David Grinspoon @DrFunkySpoon Planetary Science Institute @planetaryscihttps://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6489/405"The solid surface of Venus rotates very slowly, once every 243 days, b...more

  • 132: The mysterious twirling clouds of Venus and the Hades at ground level: 1of2. David Grinspoon @DrFunkySpoon Planetary Science Institute @planetarysci

    May 31 2020

    Photo: The pentagram of Venus. Earth is positioned at the centre of the diagram, and the curve represents the direction and distance of Venus as a function of time.http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe mysterious twirling clouds of Venus and the Hades at ground level: 1of2: David Grinspoon @DrFunkySpoon Planetary Science Institute @planetaryscihttps://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6489/405"The solid surface of Venus rotates very...more

  • 132: The battle for influencing TWTR and FB. @WillRinehart williamrinehart.com

    May 31 2020

    Photo: The Twitter fail whale error message.  Fair use.  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe battle for influencing TWTR and FB. @WillRinehart  williamrinehart.comThe Center for Growth and Opportunity's Will Rinehart says both sides of the aisle often feel criticized, even silenced, by the media due to the "hostile media effect,"  a well-founded tendency for people to believe that media outlets are biased against their side: The pr...more

  • 132: Curiosity abides without major wheel damage. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    May 31 2020

    Photo: The Curiosity selfie!   Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'Big Sky' Drilling Site.jpg / This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the "Big Sky" site, where its drill collected the mission's fifth taste of Mount Sharp. The scene combines dozens of images taken during the 1,126th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work during Mars (Oct. 6, 2015, PDT), by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera at the end of the rover's robotic arm. The rock drilled at this site is sa...more

  • 132: SpaceX success extravaganza. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    May 31 2020

    Photo: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched from Launch Complex 39A on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, Saturday, May 30, 2020, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Demo-2 mission is the first launch with astronauts of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew P...more

  • 131: #NewAmericanCivilWar: Lessons of the fall of the Western Roman Empire to secondary city-states.

    May 30 2020

    Photo:  Atilla (434 – 453) Great king Atilla, emperor of the Hun Empire (called imperator by western and eastern romans) was murdered in 453, after his wedding ceremony. The drawing of Edvi Illés Ödön.Magyar: Atilla (434 – 453) Edvi Illés Ödön rajza.Français : Atilla, roi des Huns, assassiné en 453 lors de son mariage.Date | 23 July 2012Source | Scan of the original photograph (digitized by: Elekes Andor)Author | Edvi Illés Ödön (1877-1946)http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelor...more

  • 131: #NewAmericanCivilWar: Without truth-telling, with denouncing, wrecking the constitutional order collectively. Michael Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis.

    May 30 2020

    Photo: English: Attila and his Hordes Overrun Italy and the Arts (detail)Date | between 1843 and 1847Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix (/ˈdɛləkrwɑː,   ˌdɛləˈkrwɑː/ DEL-ə-krwah, DEL-ə-KRWAH,[1]French: [øʒɛn dəlakʁwa]; 26 April 1798 – 13 August 1863) was a French Romantic artist regarded from the outset of his career as the leader of the French Romantic school.[2] http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow#NewAmericanCivilWar: Without truth-t...more

  • 131: What’s a SCIF?* Francis Rose: @FRoseDC

    May 30 2020

    Image:  When Donald Trump became president in 2017, a SCIF was set up at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, which he refers to as his Winter White House. Trump (at the head of the table with various cabinet members, advisers, and staffers) is seen here monitoring the Syrian cruise missile attack from the Mar-a-Lago SCIF.  Francis Rose, host of Government Matters on Washington, DC's ABC7 and WJLA 24/7 News; in re: SCIFs in Washington.    . . . Defragmenting the government. Acronymic agencies.  Do...more

  • 130: #TheScalaReport: What of the consumer in the recovery? The office worker in the recovery? The North American graduate? Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com #ScalaAPS @STRATACACHE

    May 30 2020

    Photo: Une finissante en médecine, reçoit plusieurs prix lors la collation des grades de l'Université McGill, 30 may 1940.Date | Taken on 30 May 1940 2012-08-30http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow#TheScalaReport:  What of the consumer in the recovery? The office worker in the recovery?  The North American graduate?  Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com  #ScalaAPS @STRATACACHEFrom the Economist:https://www.economist.com/business/2020/05/23/zoome...more

  • 129: The Flynn–Kislyak call transcripts are routine, brief, and without the word “sanctions.” @DevinNunes

    May 30 2020

    Image:  Embassy of the Russian Federation in the USADevin Nunes, @DevinNunes, CA-22, in re: 2016, Gen Flynn spoke with Amb Kislyak.  Violations of secure laws, such as Logan Act; or allegation of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.  We had no information. Now we have the transcripts. The FBI went unannounced into WH to interview Gen Flynn—a breach of rules.  Then the FBI said, Nothing illegal with Flynn.  Turns out that Flynn’s calls were not only normal; they were boring.  The word...more

  • 128: Reopening California with gusto and common sense. @DevinNunes

    May 30 2020

    Image: Summer Joaquín Sorolla (1904) Devin Nunes, @DevinNunes, CA-22, in re:  Devin podcasts very well.  This week, Devin interviewed John Batchelor.  Devin normally uses his podcast to get directly to his constituents and around the globe, to get around the big news media. . .  Gov Newsom decreed that it’s legal to sit on the sand. My county was punished till the very end; our Bora of Supervisors voted to open right away because businesses were going over and out. Lake Tahoe opened weeks ago; t...more

  • 126: #SmallBusinessAmerica: What to learn from the scrupulous reopening of Disneyworld? @GeneMarks

    May 30 2020

    Photo: Carpenters and construction workers waiting outside Florida State employment office trying to get jobs on Camp Blanding, Starke, Florida. Dec. 1940public domain http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow#SmallBusinessAmerica: What to learn from the scrupulous reopening of Disneyworld? @GeneMarks Here's How Disney World Plans to Reopen https://www.newser.com/story/291469/heres-how-disney-world-plans-to-reopen.html Majority of Startups ...more

  • 126: #SmallBusinessAmerica: Hitting bottom and starting back up reopening. @GeneMarks @Guardian

    May 30 2020

    Photo: Radio shops (taken for Mr Hillier, AWA)Date | 16 January 1946Source | http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=26186 (item)http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=37473 (album)  http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=395018 (collection)This image may be used freely without requesting permission. The State Library of New South Wales requests acknowledgement that the image is from the collections of th...more

  • 125: Tents camp SF vs. NIMBY SF. Jeff Bliss: @JCBliss

    May 30 2020

    Image:  A tent city was erected in 1920 by the Red Cross in Forest Park, St. Louis, so city families could get away from the August heat. (Drawing by Marguerite Martyn of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.) Jeff Bliss, Pacific Watch, in re: Take large common areas, such as between buildings, and lay out marked-off places where homeless may set up their tents. A city of homeless tents.   Also have campsites set up in parks.   San Franciscans who paid a great deal for a house and expect to have a certai...more

  • 124: Lockdown lessons learned: one size, not. @DanHenninger

    May 30 2020

    Image:  Regions that formerly had a stay-at-home order or advisory. Wikipedia chart. Dan Henninger, WSJ editorial board, & Wonder Land column; in re:  #inthetimeofthevirus, Ozarks pool party.  Americans are willing to shut down their country and economy under threat of death for a limited time.  In New York City, a coalition of small businesses said they were on the brink of extinction and would open  up no matter what. Mayor DeBlasio said he’d sic the police on them.          This is no lon...more

  • 123: The US birthrate plummets lows & What is to be done? @Timmerkane @HoverInst

    May 30 2020

    Photo: Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. National Research Project. (ca. 1941 - ca. 1942)Title | Scott's Run, West Virginia. Interior of the Jero WPA nursery - These children are from unemployed miners' homes.Date | 19 March 1937Lewis Wickes Hine (September 26, 1874 – November 3, 1940) was an American sociologist and photographer. Hine used his camera as a tool for social reform. His photographs were instrumental in changing child labor laws in the United States.[1]http://JohnB...more

  • 123: The English-speaking democracies push back against the PRC grab of Hong Kong. @MichaelAuslin @HooverInst

    May 30 2020

    Photo:  Hong Kong in the 1930sCanton Road (street name sign on building)Date | 1930s Source | Old photograph, private collectionAuthor | Unknown photographer - scanned, cleaned and optimized by MJJRhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe English-speaking democracies pushback against the PRC grab of Hong Kong. @MichaelAuslin @HooverInsthttps://www.nationalreview.com/2020/05/china-moves-to-control-hong-kong-beijing-geopolitical-hardball-...more

  • 123: No bailouts for the profligate, public union-dominated Blue states #in-the-time-of-the-virus. @VerodeRugy @Mercatus

    May 30 2020

    Photo: [Buildings at the University of Chicago, with lily pond in foreground, Chicago, Illinois] Public Domainhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowNo bailouts for the profligate, public union-dominated Blue states #in-the-time-of-the-virus. @VerodeRugy @Mercatushttps://www.mercatus.org/publications/covid-19-economic-recovery/no-more-state-and-local-government-bailouts

  • 123: Scotland permits sunbathing and unrestricted strolling but no pubs yet #in-the-time-of-the-virus. @TheRealConstable

    May 30 2020

    Photo: Edinburgh, showing Arthur's Seat, one of the earliest known sites of human habitation in the area Tilmandralle - Own work Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh in Scotland, Great Britain Public Domain File:Arthurs seat edinburgh.jpg Created: 1 March 2009 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowScotland permits sunbathing and unrestricted strolling but no pubs yet #in-the-time-of-the-virus. @TheRealConstable

  • 122: The FBI atmospherics of 7/31/16 that concocted Crossfire Hurricane and the Russiagate hoax. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

    May 29 2020

    Photo: Hoover receives the National Security Medal from President Dwight Eisenhower on May 27, 1955, as then-Vice President Richard Nixon and others look on.Date | 27 May 1955Source | https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/the-hoover-legacy-40-years-after-part-4Author | FBI.govhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe FBI atmospherics of 7/31/16 that concocted Crossfire Hurricane and the Russiagate hoax. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @th...more

  • 122: The Flynn case drags on in the Sullivan court & What is to be done? @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

    May 29 2020

    Photo: English: 1860 illustration of the door of the Star Chamber at Westminster Abbey, for a magazine article. Once a Week magazine, volume 2, page 594.Date | 16 September 1860Source | Internet ArchiveHenry George Hine (1811–1895) was an English landscape-painter and comic illustrator.http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe Flynn case drags on in the Sullivan court & What is to be done? @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgr...more

  • 121: Only Trump pushes back on the PRC @SebGorka

    May 29 2020

    Image:  "Putting his foot down" Uncle Sam in 1899 demands Open Door while major powers plan to cut up China for themselves; Germany, Italy, England, Austria, Russia & France are represented by Wilhelm II, Umberto I, John Bull, Franz Joseph I (in rear) Uncle Sam, Nicholas II, and Emile Loubet. Punch Aug 23, 1899 by J. S. Pughe Sebastian Gorka, America First radio; in re: A genuine villain: China.

  • 120: The Twitter censors @SebGorka

    May 29 2020

    Image:  Content of tweets according to Pear Analytics   News (3.6%)   Spam (3.8%)   Self-promotion (5.9%)   Pointless babble (40.1%)   Conversational (37.6%)   Pass-along value (8.7%)  Public domain. Sebastian Gorka, America First radio; in re: Hard to draw any conclusion but that Republican-led states want swift reopening and will lead flourishing economies, whereas Democratically-led states are trying to keep everything closed. Senator Blumenthal of Connecticut “has intimate knowledge of ‘egre...more

  • 119: Ayatollah speaks of “a Final Solution.” Malcolm Hoenlein @conf_of_pres

    May 29 2020

    Image:  In a February 26, 1942 letter to Martin Luther, Reinhard Heydrich follows up on the Wannsee Conference by asking Luther for administrative assistance in the implementation of the "Endlösung der Judenfrage" (Final Solution of the Jewish Question). Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents, in re: Iranian condemnation and threat to kill Israelis.   Eastern Syria is interrupting the Teheran-Beirut road.  Russia not pleased with Iran, although Assad is close to the mullahs.  The enemy of my...more

  • 118: Teheran, Moscow, Havana, enjoy Caracas for their own ambitions. Emanuele Ottolenghi @eottolenghi

    May 29 2020

    Image:  Smoke billows throughout Caracas during the Caracazo riots, 2014.   Video screen grab + attributions. Emanuele Ottolenghi, in re: Iran-Venezuela oil transfers.  Al Asami seems to be in charge in Venezuela, which has the largest-known oil reserves in the world. Years of corruption, mismanagement, embezzlement, have left the sector in tatters.   Severe gasoline shortage.  Iran has sent massive supplies and many technicians to revive the oil sector; two weeks of airlift—and carrying gold ba...more

  • 118: Neo-Ottomanist "Sultan" Erdogan seeks to recover the Ottoman Libya using Russian warplanes. @AykanErdemir @FDD

    May 29 2020

    Photo: Title: The gateway to the Sahara; observations and experiences in TripoliYear: 1909 (1900s)Authors:  Furlong, Charles Wellington, 1874-Subjects:  Tripoli (Libya) -- Description and travelPublisher:  New York : C. Scribner's sonsContributing Library:  University of California LibrariesDigitizing Sponsor:  MSN.Text Appearing Before Image:e on agricultural produce. During the tenyears preceding my sojourn in Tripoli, the totalaveraged $540,000 annually. The verghi payable by the vilayet was ...more

  • 118: Sanctioned PRC maneuvers to buy favors in Israel and the Middle East & What is to be done? @IlanBerman @AFC Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

    May 29 2020

    Photo: English: the famous sedan chair of chinaDate | 1920Source | Canton China (1920)Author | United States Bureau of Navigationpublic domainhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowSanctioned PRC maneuvers to buy favors in Israel and the Middle East & What is to be done? @IlanBerman @AFC Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_presIlan Berman is Senior Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC. An expert on regional se...more

  • 117: Contest for Canadian Conservative leader between O’Toole and MacKay. @ConradMBlack

    May 29 2020

    Image:  A Canadian Conservative election poster from 1891. Conrad Black, author and publisher, in re: The Conservatives challenged Mr Trudeau and lost, as they lacked vigor. Now there’s a contest between Mssrs O’Toole (southern Ontario) and MacKay (eastern Canada, Nova Scotia).  In WWI. Quebecois felt that it wasn’t their war and didn't care to fight. When conscription was imposed by the Conservative Party, Quebecois resent it.  In the 1980s, a bilingual Irishman, Brian Mulroney, won. Now there ...more

  • 116: Democrats choose lockdown and Russiagate to best POTUS. @ConradMBlack

    May 29 2020

    Image:  Tanks on the White House lawn?  M2A3 Light Tank in Army Day Parade. Washington, 1939.Conrad Black, author and publisher, in re: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse—riding, riding across the landscape.  The economy was soaring in February; reason to think it’ll be there again in ’21.  Democrats fear that the third quarter will be the period of greatest economic growth n American history. The majority of the 38 million unemployed were furloughed. There’s enough demand and liquidity in the ...more

  • 115: TWTR and FB in the hands of our youthful partisans & What is to be done? @VDHanson @HooverInst

    May 29 2020

    Photo: A New York polling place, showing booths on the left.Date | 1912 (publication)Source | Andrews, E. Benjamin. History of the United States, volume V. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. 1912.Author | E. Benjamin Andrewspublic domainhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowTWTR and FB in the hands of our youthful partisans & What is to be done? @VDHanson @HooverInsthttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/28/technology/trump-twitter-fact-che...more

  • 115: Will Biden and Obama answer for the Russiagate falsehoods? @VDHanson @HooverInst

    May 29 2020

    Photo: Antiaircraft guns guarding the sky of Leningrad, in front of St. Isaac's Cathedral RIA Novosti archive, image #5634 / David Trahtenberg / CC-BY-SA 3.0 “Anti-aircraft guns guarding the sky of Leningrad”. Anti-aircraft guns guarding the sky of Leningrad. Permission details Commons:RIA NovostiView more CC BY-SA 3.0view terms File:RIAN archive 5634 Antiaircrafters guarding the sky of Leningrad.jpg Created: 1 October 1941 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/sc...more

  • 114: 4/4 Joe Rochefort's War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway. by Elliot Ward Carlson and USN (Ret.) Rear Adm. Donald "Mac" Showers

    May 29 2020

    Image:  Radio intelligence (RI) played a key role in the lead-up to the 7 December attack by allowing the Japanese to monitor what the U.S. Pacific Fleet was doing. A Japanese RI report for 17 November 1941 lists intercepted call signs, including those for the USS Arizona (BB-39) and Enterprise (CV-6).  NATIONAL ARCHIVES Joe Rochefort's War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway. by Elliot Ward Carlson and USN (Ret.) Rear Adm. Donald "Mac" Showers.     This is the first...more

  • 113: 3/4 Joe Rochefort's War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway. by Elliot Ward Carlson and USN (Ret.) Rear Adm. Donald "Mac" Showers

    May 29 2020

    Image:  Legion of Merit, finally awarded to Joe Rochefort. Joe Rochefort's War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway. by Elliot Ward Carlson and USN (Ret.) Rear Adm. Donald "Mac" Showers.     This is the first biography of Capt. Joe Rochefort, the Officer in Charge of Station Hypo, the U.S. Navy's decrypt unit at Pearl Harbor, and his key role in breaking the Imperial Japanese Navy's main code before the Battle of Midway. It brings together the disparate threads of Ro...more

  • 112: 2/4 Joe Rochefort's War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway. by Elliot Ward Carlson and USN (Ret.) Rear Adm. Donald "Mac" Showers

    May 29 2020

    Image:  The Chicago Tribune's June 7, 1942, front page was led by a report on the Battle of Midway that made evident the U.S. had cracked the Japanese naval code.  Joe Rochefort's War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway. by Elliot Ward Carlson and USN (Ret.) Rear Adm. Donald "Mac" Showers.     This is the first biography of Capt. Joe Rochefort, the Officer in Charge of Station Hypo, the U.S. Navy's decrypt unit at Pearl Harbor, and his key role in breaking the Imper...more

  • 111: 1/4 Joe Rochefort's War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway. by Elliot Ward Carlson and USN (Ret.) Rear Adm. Donald "Mac" Showers

    May 29 2020

    Image:  Joseph RochefortJoe Rochefort's War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway. by Elliot Ward Carlson and USN (Ret.) Rear Adm. Donald "Mac" Showers.     This is the first biography of Capt. Joe Rochefort, the Officer in Charge of Station Hypo, the U.S. Navy's decrypt unit at Pearl Harbor, and his key role in breaking the Imperial Japanese Navy's main code before the Battle of Midway. It brings together the disparate threads of Rochefort's life and career, beginning...more

  • 110: Poverty vs the Lockdowns, the global dilemma. @JohnHCochrane @HooverInst

    May 28 2020

    Image:  Historical photo of stock traders and stockbrokers in the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange (1963)John Cochrane, Hoover, The Grumpy Economist blog and WSJ; in re:  Daily existential choice between starving at home or working in danger.  This should have been treated not by economic lockdown, but [using our brains]. No bars or Mardi Gras, and the like.  Significant transformation of the economy?  One danger was Wall Street—people close together, screaming.  Will  have to move o...more

  • 109: Smart reopenings and dumb reopenings. @JohnHCochrane @HooverInst

    May 28 2020

    Image:  "Anatomical Man" (also "Zodiacal Man"), Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (Ms.65, f.14v, early 15th century). Mediaeval medicine.    John Cochrane, Hoover, The Grumpy Economist blog and WSJ; in re:  Contact tracing. State govts are just waking up.   I’ve credited people with common sense till I saw Memorial Day photos.  SIRD (suspected, infected, recovered and dead) model.  Since we don't have smart governments, the next best is to have accurate information, yourself. What spreads t...more

  • 108: Canada rejects Huawei's aim to escape extradition to the US. Charles Burton, @GordonGChang

    May 28 2020

    Photo: English: Steamship Victorian at Victoria, BC, sometime in the 1890s.Date | circa 1890 sSource | British Columbia Archives digital collections, image G-01137Author | Richard Maynard (1832-1907)Permission(Reusing this file) | Author died more than 70 years ago.public domainhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowCanada rejects Huawei's aim to escape extradition to the US.  Charles Burton, @GordonGChang Charles Burton, senior fellow at...more

  • 108: Why Delhi thinks Beijing masses troops at the Himalayan border. @CleoPaska @FDD @GordonGChang

    May 28 2020

    Photo: Title: Review of reviews and world's work Year: 1890 (1890s) Authors:  Subjects:  Publisher:  New York Review of Reviews Corp Contributing Library:  Robarts - University of Toronto Digitizing Sponsor:  University of Toronto Text Appearing Before Image:ONTHLY RE^/EIV OF REI^IEIVS. THE TROUBLES OF AFGHANISTAN AND PERSIA. THE recent extended tour of tlie Prince uTWales througli In<iia, from Cape (omorinto the Himalayas, has brought out many pointsof significance to Englands defense of ...more

  • 103: Commercial manned space, delayed till the weekend. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com

    May 28 2020

    Photo: Title: From the Earth to the Moon direct in ninety-seven hours and twenty minutes, and a trip round itYear: 1874 (1870s)Authors:  Verne, Jules, 1828-1905Subjects: Publisher:  New York : Scribner, ArmstrongContributing Library:  University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignDigitizing Sponsor:  University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignText Appearing Before Image:passage of HillisboroughBay at full steam. At six she cast anchor at Port Tampa. Theanchor had scarcely caught the sandy bottom when 500 b...more

  • 107: The FDA panicked and "the CDC failed miserably," but we’re pulling through @henryimiller

    May 28 2020

    Image:  Public domain photo.Henry Miller, Pacific Research Institute, in re: Antibodies start to be produced about a week after infection. Problems with the serologic test: FDA seems to have panicked into allowing it on the market without testing.  PCR test for viral material (with swab); then test for antibodies in the blood.  Then it turned out that CDC and some state were combining results and reporting them together, which makes no sense; meaningless results.  A large CDC error was telling u...more

  • 106: Dutch study: people mostly infected by those their own age. @henryimiller

    May 28 2020

    Image:  An 1881 Australian rules football match between Melbourne and Geelong. Both clubs were founded in 1859 and currently compete in the Australian Football League (AFL), making them the world's oldest football clubs that are now professional. Henry Miller, Pacific Research Institute, in re: Superspreaders. CDCs changed its mind on surfaces transmission of virus: not all that likely.  If you keep washing your hands. Dutch study says that children don’t much transmit virus, that people most of...more

  • 103: State of the City, the State, the Union: Reopening New York City, sooner rather than later. John Catsimatidis @JCats2013 @CatsRoundtable

    May 28 2020

    Photo: The New York Public Library main building during late stage construction in 1908, the lion statues not yet installed at the entranceDetroit Publishing Company - Library of Congress[1] The New York Public Library, glass negative from 1908 depicting horse carriages and trolleys. Late stage construction: trademark lions not yet installed. Public Domain File:New York Public Library 1908c.jpg Created: 1 January 1908 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesT...more

  • 105: PRC threatens Taiwan with warship exercises. Mark Kau. @GordonGChang

    May 28 2020

    Photo: 中文: 描繪打狗(今高雄)一帶原住民與西方人士相遇情景之版畫Date | 1880s Source | http://www.twmemory.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/twmemory3581.jpgAuthor | Edmund Hornby Grimanipublic domanhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowPRC threatens Taiwan with warship exercises. Mark Kau.  @GordonGChangMark Kao, former president of the Formosan Association for Public Affairs, on what Taiwan should do in President Tsai Ing-wen's second term and on these:https://www.t...more

  • 105: Mass arrests in Hong Kong & What is to be done?. @Michael_Yon @GordonGChang

    May 28 2020

    Photo: Queen's Road Central in the late C19. Hongkong Bank building on the left, Beaconsfield Arcade (crescent) on the opposite side of the roadDate | 1890Source | Source: Hong Kong Library MMISpublic domainhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowMass arrests in Hong Kong & What is to be done?. @Michael_Yon @GordonGChang  https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/26/asia/hong-kong-national-anthem-protest-china-intl-hnk/index.html

  • 104: Brave Mike Kelly (16-PA) fought the virus and now helps others fight. @SalenaZito

    May 28 2020

    Image:  George Joseph "Mike" Kelly Jr. is an American politician in the Republican Party who's been a U.S. Representative since 2011 and is currently serving as representative for Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district Salena Zito, In the Middle of Somewhere column, and CNN and New York Post; in re:  Sixteenth District, from Erie in the NW of Pennsylvania to northern Pittsburgh.  Representative Mike Kelly was stricken with the virus; was recommended to take hydroxychloroquine with Zpac. “Eve...more

  • 103: “Made in America” is the Trump campaign goal for America @SalenaZito

    May 28 2020

    Image:  Zhōngguó zhìzào (Made in China) Original label —oddly, in traditional characters, not the Maoist CCP simplified versions..   Salena Zito, In the Middle of Somewhere column in the Washington Examiner, and CNN and New York Post; in re: Cars have parts made in five different countries.  The Schuylkill River.  Lots of North Philly is housing for workers.  Then, Pittsburgh. No more manufacturing. Plenty of talented artists to make medical instruments, textiles, cars—they instead have to take ...more

  • 99: Ethiopia vs Egypt over the Nile River and its uses. Gregory Copley

    May 28 2020

    Image:  An overview rendition of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Fair use)  Gregory Copley, Defense and Foreign Affairs; in re: Ethiopia and South Africa. The Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Egypt vs Ethiopia and Sudan over Nile River; US leaning toward Cairo.

  • 102: Judge Sullivan vs the DOJ @ThadMcCotter @AndrewCMcCarthy

    May 28 2020

    Image:  The Sullivan crater on Mercury.As MESSENGER sped by Mercury on January 14, 2008; the scene is near Mercury's terminator (the line between the sunlit day side and dark night side of the planet), where shadows are long and height differences accentuated, revealing rising crater walls that tower over the floors below. The large crater situated on the right side in the bottom half of the image is Sullivan crater, a structure about 135 kilometers (84 miles) in diameter also seen during the Ma...more

  • 101: Why the FBI did not need to unmask Flynn. @ThadMcCotter @AndrewCMcCarthy

    May 28 2020

    Image: Masks—Ashanti trophy head; circa 1870; pure gold; Wallace Collection (London). This artwork represents an enemy chief killed in battle. Weighing 1.5 kg (3.3 lb), it was attached to the Asante king's state sword Andrew C McCarthy, Ball of Collusion, and Thaddeus McCotter, American Greatness, in re:  Why the FBI did not need to unmask Flynn.

  • 100: South Africa disintegrates, #inthetimeofthevirus, to the Zulus and everyone else. Gregory Copley

    May 28 2020

    Image:  The Congella Power Station completed in 1928 was one of the first power plants built and owned by Eskom. Gregory Copley, Defense and Foreign Affairs; in re: The South Africa Act 1909 amalgamated the four previously separate British colonies: Cape Colony, Colony of Natal, Transvaal Colony, and Orange River Colony.  A 1960 referendum  legitimized the country becoming the Republic of South Africa. On 27 April 1994, after decades of armed struggle, terrorism and international opposition to A...more

  • 98: The Obama Administration political spying program to advance the Iran Deal and how it became Russiagate. @LeeSmithDC @TheTablet

    May 27 2020

    Photo: Tehran Grand HotelDate | 1900s Source | http://cafeclassic3.ir/archive/index.php/thread-84.htmlAuthor | Unknown authorhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe Obama Administration political spying program to advance the Iran Deal and how it became Russiagate. @LeeSmithDC @TheTablethttps://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/russiagate-obama-iran

  • 98: Why did Obama fire Flynn in August, 2014? @LeeSmithDC @TheTablet

    May 27 2020

    Photo: public domaincirca 1900 Source | BBCPersian.com http://www.bbc.com/persian/iran-features-46090065Imperial War Museums - PERSIA IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR, Catalogue number: Q72729 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205317560http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowWhy did Obama fire Flynn in August, 2014? @LeeSmithDC @TheTablethttps://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/russiagate-obama-iran

  • 97: SpaceX preps Jor-el costumes for ISS. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    May 27 2020

    Photo: English: Illustration facing page 54 of H. G. Wells' The First Men in the Moon, 1st hardcover edition, published by George Newnes in 1901.Caption: "I sat across the edge of the manhole and looked down into the black interior"Date | 1901Source | Internet Archive identifier: firstmeninmoon00welluofthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowSpaceX preps Jor-el costumes for ISS.  Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.comhttps://behindtheblack.com/...more

  • 97: Caves of Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    May 27 2020

    Photo: Curiosity's view of Martian soil and boulders after crossing the "Dingo Gap" sand dune (February 9, 2014; image transformed to Earth-like atmospheric view, original image).NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS - http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpeg/PIA17944.jpg PIA17944: Curiosity's Color View of Martian Dune After Crossing Ithttp://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA17944 This look back at a dune that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover drove across was taken by the rover's Mast Camera (Mastcam) during the ...more

  • 96: Biden paints himself into a place where he’s the only candidate for Joe Biden @LizPeek

    May 27 2020

    Image:  This illustration of a ward from OSHA demonstrates several aspects of isolation: engineering controls (dedicated air ductwork), warning signs and labels (controlled entry), et al. Elizabeth Peek, TheHill and Fox News; in re:   For vice-presdential candidate, Val Deming of Florida; or Kamela Harris; or Stacey Abrams, whom I consider to be toxic; hat is, many have found her to be truly offensive. Klobuchar is sidelined.  

  • 95: Markets look over the valley of the lockdown to recovery in the 3d and 4th quarters. @LizPeek

    May 27 2020

    Image:  One vision:  "The valley of the shadow of death" Crimean War photograph. Dirt road in ravine scattered with cannonballs. 27.6 × 34.9 cm (10 7/8 × 13 3/4 in.), salted paper print. Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Elizabeth Peek, TheHill and Fox News; in re:   The buoyant mood of the markets.  Anticipating what?  Deaths. Governors’ demanding to stay closed. Europe nervous.  All fifty states are coming back to life; and a lot of data showing depressed hospitality and travel but good numb...more

  • 94: California's Newsom aims to harvest votes in the tens of millions. @HooverWhalen

    May 27 2020

    Photo:public domain English: Arrival of train in El Verano, California.Date | 1890Source | http://cdm15763.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15763coll2/id/2527/rec/5Author | Unknown authorhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowCalifornia's Newsom aims to harvest votes in the tens of millions. @HooverWhalenhttps://www.hoover.org/research/never-let-crisis-go-waste-and-governor-didnt-california-voters-will-discover-fall

  • 94: The tragedy of the brutalized Nagorno-Karabakh presented in the form of an American citizen's disregard of an Israeli ambassador to Azerbaijan: South Caucasus grief. @ProfBShaffer @IrinaTsukerman @FDD @WashInstitute

    May 27 2020

    Photo: public domainEnglish: Underage workers, country kids paving Pokrovka Street, Moscow - early 20th century.Русский: Мальчишки - дорожные рабочие, улица Покровка, Москва, фото 1900х гг. На дальнем плане - храм Успения на Покровке.Date | 1900s Source | "Вuilders of Russia. Moscow at the turn of century" ("Строители России. Москва в начале века", M, 2001 ISBN 5920700017Author | Unknown authorhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe tr...more

  • 92: #NewWorld: Failed Venezuela conquered by Iran's five oil tankers and Oil Minister El Aissami. @jmhumire @MariaFdaCabal @SecureFreeSoc

    May 27 2020

    Photo: public domainFerdinand Konrad Bellermann (14 March 1814, Erfurt – 11 August 1889, Berlin) was a German painter and naturalist, who specialized in scenes of Venezuela.[1]http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow#NewWorld: Failed Venezuela conquered by Iran's five oil tankers and Oil Minister El Aissami.    @jmhumire @MariaFdaCabal @SecureFreeSochttps://gcaptain.com/first-of-five-iranian-tankers-docks-in-venezuela/

  • 92: #NewWorld: For Latin America, it is poverty or the virus - and mostly both. @jmhumire @MariaFdaCabal @SecureFreeSoc

    May 27 2020

    Photo: public domainIrrigation near Zacatecas, Mexico c. 1900. Local number: SIA2012-4605Summary: SIA Acc. 11-093, Box 1, Folder Mary Agnes Chase Photograph Album 1898-1903; Photograph taken by Mary Agnes Chase or A. S. Hitchcock, documenting field work.Repository: Smithsonian Institution ArchivesView more collections from the Smithsonian Institution.Date | 15 March 2012, 09:20Source | Irrigation plant near Zacatecas [Mexico].Uploaded by PDTillmanAuthor | Smithsonian Institution from United Stat...more

  • 93: Five anonymous guys in DC have poured billions into China’s military—using your retirement funds @frankgaffney @securefreedom

    May 27 2020

    Image:  Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board logo..  ..  ..  SPECIAL NOTICE  The Board will be meeting at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Members of the public who are interested can listen to the meeting by calling 1-877-446-3914 and using passcode 5962888. Issues caused by national higher-than-normal usage of phone lines may limit the number of people able to participate on the call...  ..  ..   Frank Gaffney, SecureFreedom.org, in re:  The Chinese Communist Party’s aggression. Th...more

  • 92: Taliban wins Qatar negotiations 5 to 1. Al Qaeda smiles again. @thomasjoscelyn @billroggio

    May 27 2020

    Image: Taliban border guard in 2001Tom Joscelyn, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; & Senior Editor for FDD's Long War Journal; and Bill Roggio, Long War Journal and FDD; in re:  Taliban declared a unilateral ceasefire for Eid al Fitr.  Taliban also has asserted: “The only acceptable outcome is the reestablishment of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan” (i.e., Taliban-controlled).  US agreed to leave within 14 months from 29 February 2020.  Taliban agrees to release 1,000 ...more

  • 91: All the Great Prizes: 4of4: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. John Taliaferro (Author), Joe Barrett (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    May 27 2020

    Photo: public domain 1890 [Construction of the Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, with the Capitol in the background, Washington, D.C.] http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow All the Great Prizes: 4of4: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  John Taliaferro (Author), Joe Barrett (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/All-Great-Prizes-John-Taliaferro-audiobook/dp/B00D...more

  • 91: All the Great Prizes: 3of4: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. John Taliaferro (Author), Joe Barrett (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    May 27 2020

    Photo public domainEnglish: Title: Street car, Washington, D.C. Abstract/medium: 1 photographic print.Date | 1890Source | Library of CongressCatalog: http://lccn.loc.gov/2001706113Image download: http://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/cph/3a10000/3a18000/3a18100/3a18113v.jpgOriginal url: https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2001706113/Author | National Photo Company CollectionPermission(Reusing this file) | No known restrictions on publication.: http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow....more

  • 91: All the Great Prizes: 2of4: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. John Taliaferro (Author), Joe Barrett (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    May 27 2020

    Photo: public domainEnglish: Pa. Avenue from U.S. Treasury, Washington, D.C. Stereograph showing horses and carriages; streetcars on Pennsylvania Avenue; U.S. Capitol in background, ca. 1880.Date | ca. 1880Source | Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USADate Created/Published: Washington, D.C. : J. F. Jarvis' Stereographic Views, 135 Penna. Avenue, [ca. 1880]Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-stereo-1s06116 (digital file from original) LC-USZ62-59101 (...more

  • 91: All the Great Prizes: 1of4: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. John Taliaferro (Author), Joe Barrett (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    May 27 2020

    Photo: public domainLot 9756-6: Naval Gun Factory, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., 1890-1910 Photographed by William H. Jackson, Detroit Publishing Company. (2016/02/25).Date | 25 February 2016, 10:47Source | Lot 9756-6Author | National Museum of the U.S. Navyhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow All the Great Prizes: 1of4: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  John Taliaferro (Author),...more

  • 90: 8/8 Hundred Days: The Campaign that Ended World War I, by Nick Lloyd

    May 26 2020

    Image: The Stanford residence in Palo Alto, 1888 Hundred Days: The Campaign that Ended World War I,  by Nick Lloyd  Hardcover – January 28, 2014  https://www.amazon.com/Hundred-Days-Campaign-Ended-World/dp/0465074928 In the late summer of 1918, after four long years of senseless, stagnant fighting, the Western Front erupted. The bitter four-month struggle that ensued-‑known as the Hundred Days Campaign—saw some of the bloodiest and most ferocious combat of the Great War, as the Allies grimly wo...more

  • 89: 7/8 Hundred Days: The Campaign that Ended World War I, by Nick Lloyd

    May 26 2020

    Image: "Weapons for Liberty – U.S.A. Bonds" calls on Boy Scouts to serve just like soldiers do; poster by J. C. Leyendecker, 1918 Hundred Days: The Campaign that Ended World War I,  by Nick Lloyd  Hardcover – January 28, 2014  https://www.amazon.com/Hundred-Days-Campaign-Ended-World/dp/0465074928 In the late summer of 1918, after four long years of senseless, stagnant fighting, the Western Front erupted. The bitter four-month struggle that ensued-‑known as the Hundred Days Campaign—saw some of t...more

  • 88: 6/8 Hundred Days: The Campaign that Ended World War I, by Nick Lloyd

    May 26 2020

    Image: Liberty bond poster Hundred Days: The Campaign that Ended World War I,  by Nick Lloyd  Hardcover – January 28, 2014  https://www.amazon.com/Hundred-Days-Campaign-Ended-World/dp/0465074928 In the late summer of 1918, after four long years of senseless, stagnant fighting, the Western Front erupted. The bitter four-month struggle that ensued-‑known as the Hundred Days Campaign—saw some of the bloodiest and most ferocious combat of the Great War, as the Allies grimly worked to break the stal...more

  • 87: 5/8 Hundred Days: The Campaign that Ended World War I, by Nick Lloyd

    May 26 2020

    Image: A lineup of Albatros D.IIIs of Jasta 11 in early 1917 – the second aircraft in this lineup belonged to Manfred von Richthofen. Hundred Days: The Campaign that Ended World War I,  by Nick Lloyd  Hardcover – January 28, 2014  https://www.amazon.com/Hundred-Days-Campaign-Ended-World/dp/0465074928 In the late summer of 1918, after four long years of senseless, stagnant fighting, the Western Front erupted. The bitter four-month struggle that ensued-‑known as the Hundred Days Campaign—saw some...more

  • 86: 4/8 Hundred Days: The Campaign that Ended World War I, by Nick Lloyd

    May 26 2020

    Image: Anti-German sentiment spiked after the sinking of the Lusitania. This recruiting poster depicts a drowning mother and child. Hundred Days: The Campaign that Ended World War I,  by Nick Lloyd  Hardcover – January 28, 2014  https://www.amazon.com/Hundred-Days-Campaign-Ended-World/dp/0465074928 In the late summer of 1918, after four long years of senseless, stagnant fighting, the Western Front erupted. The bitter four-month struggle that ensued-‑known as the Hundred Days Campaign—saw some o...more

  • 85: 3/8 Hundred Days: The Campaign that Ended World War I, by Nick Lloyd

    May 26 2020

    Image: World War I poster featuring the dog breeds representing their respective native countries (friends and foes). The Henry Heininger Co. Pub. NY. Wallace Robinson - 1915. “I am Neutral. BUT Not afraid of any of them.”(USA speech) Dog breeds and countries: English Bulldog, England; German Dachshund, Germany; American [Pit] Bull Terrier (American Pit Bull Terrier), USA; French Bulldog, France; Russian Wolf-Hound (Borzoi), Russia. The American Pit Bull Terrier breed name were sometimes writed ...more

  • 84: 2/8 Hundred Days: The Campaign that Ended World War I, by Nick Lloyd

    May 26 2020

    Image: Two American soldiers run towards a bunker in World War I Hundred Days: The Campaign that Ended World War I,  by Nick Lloyd  Hardcover – January 28, 2014  https://www.amazon.com/Hundred-Days-Campaign-Ended-World/dp/0465074928 In the late summer of 1918, after four long years of senseless, stagnant fighting, the Western Front erupted. The bitter four-month struggle that ensued-‑known as the Hundred Days Campaign—saw some of the bloodiest and most ferocious combat of the Great War, as the ...more

  • 83: 1/8 Hundred Days: The Campaign that Ended World War I, by Nick Lloyd

    May 26 2020

    Image: American cartoon showing territorial dispute between France and Germany over Alsace-Lorraine, 1898Hundred Days: The Campaign that Ended World War I,  by Nick Lloyd  Hardcover – January 28, 2014  https://www.amazon.com/Hundred-Days-Campaign-Ended-World/dp/0465074928 In the late summer of 1918, after four long years of senseless, stagnant fighting, the Western Front erupted. The bitter four-month struggle that ensued-‑known as the Hundred Days Campaign—saw some of the bloodiest and most fer...more

  • 82: Cycles of Time: 4of4: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Roger Penrose (Author), Bruce Mann (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)

    May 26 2020

    Photo: public domanThis artist's concept illustrates a supermassive black hole with millions to billions times the mass of our sun. Supermassive black holes are enormously dense objects buried at the hearts of galaxies. (Smaller black holes also exist throughout galaxies.) In this illustration, the supermassive black hole at the center is surrounded by matter flowing onto the black hole in what is termed an accretion disk. This disk forms as the dust and gas in the galaxy falls onto the hole, at...more

  • 82: Cycles of Time: 3of4: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Roger Penrose (Author), Bruce Mann (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)

    May 26 2020

    Photo: This illustration shows a glowing stream of material from a star as it is being devoured by a supermassive black hole in a tidal disruption flaimage Details Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) Views: 8,999 Full-Res TIFF: PIA20027.tif Full-Res JPG: PIA20027.jpg Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Cycles of Time: 3of4: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe  Audible Aud...more

  • 82: Cycles of Time: 2of4: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Roger Penrose (Author), Bruce Mann (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)

    May 26 2020

    Photo: public domainEnglish: This illustration shows a stage in the merger of two galaxies that forms a single galaxy with two centrally located supermassive black holes surrounded by disks of hot gas. The black holes orbit each other for hundreds of millions of years before they merge to form a single supermassive black hole that sends out intense gravitational waves.Français : Vue d'artiste de deux trous noirs fusionnantLatviešu: Mākslinieka zīmējums, kurā attēlota divu melno caurumu saplūšana...more

  • 82: Cycles of Time: 1of4: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Roger Penrose (Author), Bruce Mann (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)

    May 26 2020

    Photo: public domain10 April 2019, 15:07 (released)Source | https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1907a/ (image link) The highest-quality image (7416x4320 pixels, TIF, 16-bit, 180 Mb), ESO Article, ESO TIFAuthor | Event Horizon Telescope, uploader cropped and converted TIF to JPGThis work is free and may be used by anyone for any purpose. If you wish to use this content, you do not need to request permission as long as you follow any licensing requirements mentioned on this page.http://JohnBatche...more

  • 81: 8/8 Reagan: The Life, by H. W. Brands @hwbrands

    May 25 2020

    Image As the first U.S. president invited to speak before the British Parliament(June 8, 1982), Reagan predicted Marxism would end up on the "ash heap of history."  Public domain. Reagan: The Life, by  H. W. Brands    Stephen Hoye (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged   https://www.amazon.com/Reagan-H-W-Brands-audiobook/dp/B00UKDYHLK/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Ronald Reagan today is a conservative icon, celebrated for transforming t...more

  • 80: 7/8 Reagan: The Life, by H. W. Brands @hwbrands

    May 25 2020

    Image: Meeting with leaders of the Afghan Mujahideen in the Oval Office, 1983. Reagan: The Life, by  H. W. Brands    Stephen Hoye (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged   https://www.amazon.com/Reagan-H-W-Brands-audiobook/dp/B00UKDYHLK/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Ronald Reagan today is a conservative icon, celebrated for transforming the American domestic agenda and playing a crucial part in ending communism in the Soviet Union. In hi...more

  • 79: 6/8 Reagan: The Life, by H. W. Brands @hwbrands

    May 25 2020

    Image: President Reagan seconds before he was shot.  Reagan: The Life, by  H. W. Brands    Stephen Hoye (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged   https://www.amazon.com/Reagan-H-W-Brands-audiobook/dp/B00UKDYHLK/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Ronald Reagan today is a conservative icon, celebrated for transforming the American domestic agenda and playing a crucial part in ending communism in the Soviet Union. In his masterful new biography,...more

  • 78: 5/8 Reagan: The Life, by H. W. Brands @hwbrands

    May 25 2020

    Image: Ronald Reagan as he became president of he Screen Actors' Guild Reagan: The Life, by  H. W. Brands    Stephen Hoye (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged   https://www.amazon.com/Reagan-H-W-Brands-audiobook/dp/B00UKDYHLK/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Ronald Reagan today is a conservative icon, celebrated for transforming the American domestic agenda and playing a crucial part in ending communism in the Soviet Union. In his master...more

  • 77: 4/8 Reagan: The Life, by H. W. Brands @hwbrands

    May 25 2020

    Image: Wedding of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, 1952. Matron of honor Brenda Marshall (left) and best man William Holden (right) were the sole guests. Public domain. Reagan: The Life, by  H. W. Brands    Stephen Hoye (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged   https://www.amazon.com/Reagan-H-W-Brands-audiobook/dp/B00UKDYHLK/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Ronald Reagan today is a conservative icon, celebrated for transforming the American domesti...more

  • 76: 3/8 Reagan: The Life, by H. W. Brands @hwbrands

    May 25 2020

    Image: Film: Ronald Reagan / in The Bad Man (1941) Public domain Reagan: The Life, by  H. W. Brands    Stephen Hoye (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged   https://www.amazon.com/Reagan-H-W-Brands-audiobook/dp/B00UKDYHLK/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Ronald Reagan today is a conservative icon, celebrated for transforming the American domestic agenda and playing a crucial part in ending communism in the Soviet Union. In his masterful ne...more

  • 75: 2/8 Reagan: The Life, by H. W. Brands @hwbrands

    May 25 2020

    Image:  Reagan family portrait. Screen grab from a film. Reagan: The Life, by  H. W. Brands    Stephen Hoye (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged  https://www.amazon.com/Reagan-H-W-Brands-audiobook/dp/B00UKDYHLK/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Ronald Reagan today is a conservative icon, celebrated for transforming the American domestic agenda and playing a crucial part in ending communism in the Soviet Union. In his masterful new biograp...more

  • 74: 1/8 Reagan: The Life, by H. W. Brands @hwbrands

    May 25 2020

    Image: A Reagan family home.  Screen grab from a film. Reagan: The Life, by  H. W. Brands    Stephen Hoye (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged  https://www.amazon.com/Reagan-H-W-Brands-audiobook/dp/B00UKDYHLK/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Ronald Reagan today is a conservative icon, celebrated for transforming the American domestic agenda and playing a crucial part in ending communism in the Soviet Union. In his masterful new biograph...more

  • 73: Dallas 1963: 4of4: Patriots, Traitors, and the Assassination of JFK Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Bill Minutaglio (Author, Narrator), Steven L. Davis (Author, Narrator), Tony Messano (Narrator), & 1 more

    May 25 2020

    Photo: [Knights Templar Marching Band, Dallas, Texas, No. 2]aken circa 1910 No known copyright restrictionsTitle: [Knights Templar Marching Band, Dallas, Texas, No. 2] Creator: Unknown Date: ca. 1910-1930 Part Of: George W. Cook Dallas/Texas image collection Place: Dallas, Dallas County, Texas Description: Crowds watch Knights Templar marching band in Dallas, Texas, View 2. Physical Description: 1 photographic print (postcard): gelatin silver; 9 x 14 cm File Name: a2014_0020_3_3_b_0277_r_marchin...more

  • 73: Dallas 1963: 3of4: Patriots, Traitors, and the Assassination of JFK Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Bill Minutaglio (Author, Narrator), Steven L. Davis (Author, Narrator), Tony Messano (Narrator), & 1 more

    May 25 2020

    Photo: Department of Commerce and Labor. Children's Bureau. (1912 - 1913)Title | Closing hour, Saturday noon, at Dallas Mill. Every child in photo, so far as I was able to ascertain, works in that mill. When I questioned some of the boys as to their ages, they said they were 12, and then other boys said they were lying. (Which sentiment I agreed to.) Huntsville, Ala.Date | 19 November 1910This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work prepared by an officer or employ...more

  • 73: Dallas 1963: 2of4: Patriots, Traitors, and the Assassination of JFK Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Bill Minutaglio (Author, Narrator), Steven L. Davis (Author, Narrator), Tony Messano (Narrator), & 1 more

    May 25 2020

    Photo: Spinner in a Dallas Cotton Mill, Texas - October Artist: Lewis Wickes HineArtist Bio: American, 1874 - 1940Creation Date: 1913Process: gelatin silver printCredit Line: Gift of Daniel D. BumsteadAccession Number: 1985.037.025 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Dallas 1963: 2of4: Patriots, Traitors, and the Assassination of JFK  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Bill Minutaglio (Author, Narrator), Steven L. Davis (Author, Narrator)...more

  • 73: Dallas 1963: 1of4: Patriots, Traitors, and the Assassination of JFK Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Bill Minutaglio (Author, Narrator), Steven L. Davis (Author, Narrator), Tony Messano (Narrator), & 1 more

    May 25 2020

    Photo: 1915- photographer.Title | Night view, downtown section. Dallas, TexasArthur Rothstein (July 17, 1915 – November 11, 1985) was an American photographer. Rothstein is recognized as one of America's premier photojournalistsThis image is a work of an employee of the United States Farm Security Administration or Office of War Information domestic photographic units, taken as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain in t...more

  • 72: Unending Alger Hiss Case: 2 of 2: Ron Radosh @HudsonInstitute

    May 24 2020

    Photo: public domainStettinius and Alger HissDepicted place | Yalta (Krym, Ukraine, Europe) inhabited placehttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowUnending Alger Hiss Case: 2 of 2: Ron Radosh @HudsonInstitute The Rosenberg File: A Search for the TruthHardcover – September 1, 1983 by Ronald Radosh  (Author), Joyce Milton  (Author)https://www.amazon.com/Rosenberg-File-Search-Truth/dp/0030490367

  • 72: Unending Alger Hiss Case: 1 of 2: Ron Radosh @HudsonInstitute

    May 24 2020

    Photo: public domain2nd from left: Vishinsky, 4th from left: Harriman, 5th from left: Molotov, 6th from left: Eden, 7th from left: Stettinius, 8th from left: Cadogan, and on right: Alger HissDepicted place | Yalta (Krym, Ukraine, Europe) inhabited place  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowUnending Alger Hiss Case: 1 of 2: Ron Radosh @HudsonInstitute The Rosenberg File: A Search for the TruthHardcover – September 1, 1983 by Ronald Rado...more

  • 71: Special Guest Podcast: @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @FDD present Episode 10 of Generation Jihad: "Endless Jihad"

    May 24 2020

    Photo:Title: Cyclopedia universal history : embracing the most complete and recent presentation of the subject in two principal parts or divisions of more than six thousand pagesYear: 1895 (1890s)Authors:  Ridpath, John Clark, 1840-1900Subjects:  World history Ethnology World historyPublisher:  Boston : Balch Bros.Contributing Library:  UMass Amherst LibrariesDigitizing Sponsor:  Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries'Text Appearing After Image:41 HUZAREH TYPES—Afridis Attacking English 1 ho...more

  • 70: Your Strategy Needs a Strategy: 4 of 4: How to Choose and Execute the Right Approach Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Martin Reeves (Author), Knut Haanaes (Author), Jeffrey Schmidt (Narrator), & 1 more

    May 24 2020

    Photo: public domanThe BASF-chemical factories in Ludwigshafen, Germany, 1881Robert Friedrich Stieler (1847–1908) - alte Postkarte, https://www.basf.com/de/company/about-us/history/1865-1901.html BASF Werk Ludwigshafen 1881, Gemälde im BASF-Archiv Public Domain File:BASF Werk Ludwigshafen 1881.JPG Created: 1 January 1881 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Your Strategy Needs a Strategy: 4 of 4: How to Choose and Execute the Right ...more

  • 70: Your Strategy Needs a Strategy: 3 of 4: How to Choose and Execute the Right Approach Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Martin Reeves (Author), Knut Haanaes (Author), Jeffrey Schmidt (Narrator), & 1 more

    May 24 2020

    Photo: public domainThe Barrow Hematite Steel Company operated 18 Bessemer converters and owned the largest steelworks in the world at the turn of the 20th century.unknown - 1877 or earlier, republished by University of Strathclyde project - http://victoria.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/browseTimeline.php?group=&year1=&year2= Steelworks at Barrow-in-Furness, 1877 Permission details This UK artistic work, of which the author is unknown and cannot be ascertained by reasonable enquiry, is in the publ...more

  • 70: Your Strategy Needs a Strategy: 2 of 4: How to Choose and Execute the Right Approach Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Martin Reeves (Author), Knut Haanaes (Author), Jeffrey Schmidt (Narrator), & 1 more

    May 24 2020

    Photo: no known restrictions Image from page 366 of "The Prairie Provinces of Canada : their history, people, commerce, industries, and resources" (1914) Identifier: prairieprovinces00boam Title: The Prairie Provinces of Canada : their history, people, commerce, industries, and resources Year: 1914 (1910s) Authors:  Boam, Henry J Brown, Ashley G Subjects:  Publisher:  London : Sells Contributing Library:  ASC - York University Libraries Digitizing Sponsor:  Ontario Council of University Libr...more

  • 70: Your Strategy Needs a Strategy: 1 of 4: How to Choose and Execute the Right Approach Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Martin Reeves (Author), Knut Haanaes (Author), Jeffrey Schmidt (Narrator), & 1 more

    May 24 2020

    Photo: public domainFASHIONABLE FURNITURE. m A SERIOUS CHALLENGE. The following serious challengewas sent 1>Y une friend at Paris toanother:— Sir,—To-morrow at noun, in theBois de Boulogne, you will giveme satisfaction for the look whichyou past on me yesterday. To- ;morrow, sir, that is to say, whendelay shall hare given you leisureto repent, and me tunc to be ap-peased, aiul shall leave neither ofus the excuse of a first transport otpassion, we will tut each othersthreats, if \ou please, in...more

  • 69: The unknowns of the sudden resignation at NASA manned space. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    May 24 2020

    Photo: public domainSource: http://www.sil.si.edu/imagegalaxy/imagegalaxy_imageDetail.cfm?id_image=7626 From the Earth to the Moon (English) De la Terre à la Lune (French) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe unknowns of the sudden resignation at NASA manned space. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.comhttps://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/nasa-head-of-manned-space-abruptly-resigns/

  • 69: Prepping for the uninviting Nightingale on Bennu. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.comJB

    May 24 2020

    Photo: Date Taken: April 29, 2020 Instrument Used: OCAMS (MapCam) Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowPrepping for the uninviting Nightingale on Bennu. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.comhttps://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/osiris-rex-rehearsal-and-landing-rescheduled/

  • 72: US let China eat our lunch in the matter of rare earths. Francis Rose @FRoseDC

    May 24 2020

    Image:  False-color satellite image of the Bayan Obo Mining District, a mining town in the west of Chinese-occupied Mongolia, People's Republic of China.  2006. Public domain. Francis Rose, @FRoseDC,  Government Matters, WJLA on Channel 7, in re: Sharon Burke, New America (Senior Advisor, International Security Program and Resource Security Program), is a public servant before she’s a partisan. What she says makes complete sense; is rare earth a rare instance where the parties agree?  Yes.  We a...more

  • 71: The red-blue divide has only begun. Perfidy, fear and possible vengeance. Michael E Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis,

    May 24 2020

    Image:   A red-blue divide. Michael E Vlahos, @JHUWorldCrisis, Johns Hopkins, in re: A possible US civil war actually to divide the country.   The Jan 5, 2017, meeting and subsequent: points to James Comey and Sally Yates. Comey left in place by Trump despite a counterintell investigation against Trump. Comey misled Trump on the matter. He said Trump was a stooge for Russia. Misled everyone about his own conduct at the FBI.  Regicide.        There are two narratives, each on the perfidy of the o...more

  • 69: F-35 and F-22 down & What is to be done? Tyler Rogoway @thewarzone

    May 24 2020

    Photo: Description public domainMartin Johnson Heade (August 11, 1819 – September 4, 1904) was an American painterknown for his salt marsh landscapes, seascapes, and depictions of tropical birds (such as hummingbirds),[1] as well as lotus blossoms and other still lifes. | English: "Florida River Scene: Early Evening, After Sunset," oil on canvas, by the American artist Martin Johnson Heade. Courtesy of the Gilcrease Museum.Date | circa 1887 –1900http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBat...more

  • 70: Will frackers swing the election? and the perils of regicide. Michael E Vlahos, @JHUWorldCrisis,

    May 24 2020

    Image:  Depiction of the Lisbon Regicide; llustração Portugueza - O Regicídio de 1 de Fevereiro de 1908.   Michael E Vlahos, @JHUWorldCrisis, Johns Hopkins, in re: Governors blue and red disagree on reopening.   In New York and LA, fresh traffic. There’s even a divide between blue and blue.  There’ll be no resolution the day after the 2020 election. The virus is cunning in exacerbating the division—knowledge uncertainties. Blue convinced we need to stay locked down, while red wishes to open up. ...more

  • 69: UFOs off Virginia Beach 2013-2019: what we know so far. Tyler Rogoway @thewarzone

    May 24 2020

    Photo: no known copyrightentifier: illustratedstand00norf (find matches)Title: Illustrated standard guide to Norfolk and Portsmouth and historical events of Virginia 1607 to 1907Year: 1907 (1900s)Authors: Subjects:  Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition (1907)Publisher:  Norfolk, Va., Standard lithographing and publishing coContributing Library:  The Library of CongressDigitizing Sponsor:  The Library of CongressView Book Page: Book ViewerAbout This Book: Catalog EntryView All Images: All Images F...more

  • 68: Brazil and Ecuador must choose between lockdown poverty and pandemic risk. @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion

    May 23 2020

    Photo: Title: Ecuador : its ancient and modern history, topography and natural resources, industries and social developmentYear: 1914 (1910s)Authors:  Enock, C. Reginald (Charles Reginald), 1868-1970Subjects: Publisher:  London : T. F. UnwinContributing Library:  Harold B. Lee LibraryDigitizing Sponsor:  Brigham Young UniversityText Appearing After Image:<<O COMMERCE AND FINANCE 357 this sum the bondholders were to receive one-fourthuntil the maximum rate of 6 per cent, was attained. In 18...more

  • 66: #TheScalaReport: After the pandemic, what of office life? of prime office real estate? of junior staffers? Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com #ScalaAPS @STRATACACHE

    May 23 2020

    Photo: Giovanni Paolo Panini or Pannini (17 June 1691 – 21 October 1765) was a painter and architectwho worked in Rome and is primarily known as one of the vedutisti ("view painters").English: This view of the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine is a somewhat fanciful reconstruction showing each monument from its best side. Fallen walls of the Colosseum have been tidied up, and several other works of antiquity have been introduced into the landscapes, such as the famous Borghese vase (now in t...more

  • 67: White House counsels don't submit to interrogation, which protects Memo to Self. @DevinNunes

    May 23 2020

    Image:  The Oval Office in 1981 Tom Rooney; with emphasis on Susan Rice escaping scrutiny by saying White House counsel told her to write the odd memo, since she knows White House counsels do not submit to interrogation. We’ll never hear from Susan Rice, who says she’ll never talk again.  

  • 66: One-party rule closes beaches and barbers; scares the voters @DevinNunes,

    May 23 2020

    Image:  Barber pole, c. 1938, North Carolina Museum of History Devin Nunes, @DevinNunes, CA-21, in re: Congressman’s podcasting. San Joaquin Valley, breadbasket of the Solar System.  Russiagate unsolved.  Tom Rooney was part of the Intell Committee in 2017-2018, did part of the heavy lifting. Durham investigation, Nunes Newscast: podcast has been our continued effort to get out from behind the iron grip of the state-run media; but news: California water—we have the majestic Sierra Nevada range; ...more

  • 65: Prepping for reopening: risk, rewards and transforming. @GeneMarks @Guardian

    May 23 2020

    Photo: public domainEnglish: British ambulance stores at Metz. Franco-Prussian War 1870Date | 10 December 1870Source | Image from: https://wellcomecollection.org/works/wtmqey24?query=%22ambulance%22%20metz&page=1This source: https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/british-ambulance-store-in-metz-franco-prussian-war-news-photo/933642298 describes it as taken from the 10 December 1870 edition of the Illustrated London NewsAuthor | Illustrated London Newshttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/con...more

  • 65: Small business hits the bottom and starts back up. @GeneMarks @Guardian

    May 23 2020

    Photo: Lithograph depicting a Free Trade Shop selling all sorts of imported goods, with an unemployed British workman standing outside being discussing the unattainable goods on display whilst the wealthy German owner, a member of the Cobden Club, addresses his Jewish (?) neighbour. In the distance a hunger march is being carried out by unemployed British labourers.Text in the left corner:"Eh ! John, but ain't they cheap?""Don't matter how cheap they are my wench, if yer ain't got the money to b...more

  • 64: Having the blues: no travel, no haircut, and almost a billion to house homeless in the Ritz-Carlton. Jeff Bliss, @JCBliss

    May 23 2020

    Image:  Official seal of City of Big Bear Lake Jeff Bliss, @JCBliss, Pacific Watch, in re: California return to normality with cars on freeways.  Big Bear Lake, in San Bernardino Co., in winter has great skiing; in summer, lakeside camping and swimming.  Locals said to Governor Newsom: We have no obligation to go along with your restrictions; we’ll take care of our own business.  Small shops, boats rental, fishing; a lovely place to get away to for a weekend. Daniel Boone was filmed there.  Gove...more

  • 63: A trillion here and there to nationalize the economy; "3d law of Democratic thermodynamics.” @DanHenninger

    May 23 2020

    Image:  Charles Fourier, influential early French socialist thinkerDan Henninger, @DanHenninger, WSJ editorial board & columnist, Wonder Land; in re: Joe Biden and his presidency. There’s a movement [among Democrats] toward nationalizing everything that anyone can reach—airlines, how we do business, everything. Three trillion dollars in a mind-numbing figure. One trillion that Mrs Pelosi wants to ship out the states: it’s about nationalizing the blue-state model of governments—supporting the...more

  • 62: How to reshore American manufacturing jobs from the uncertainties of Asia. David Adler. Dan Breznitz.

    May 22 2020

    Photo: English: Title: New York Stock Exchange and Wilks Bldg. Abstract/medium: 1 photographic print.Date | 1921Source | Library of CongressCatalog: https://lccn.loc.gov/00650326Image download: https://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/cph/3c20000/3c24000/3c24900/3c24934v.jpgOriginal url: https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/00650326/Author | Underhill, Irving, -1960, photographerPermission(Reusing this file) | No known restrictions on publication.http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow....more

  • 62: The US offshored or lost five million manufacturing jobs from late Clinton to late Obama. David Adler. Dan Breznitz.

    May 22 2020

    Photo: public domainTang Emperor Taizong gives an audience to Gar Tongtsen Yulsung, the ambassador of Tibet中文: 唐太宗在宮內接見松贊乾布派來的吐蕃使臣祿東讚的情景。李世民端坐在由六名宮女抬著的坐榻(又稱步輦,本圖即以此為名)上,另有三個宮女分別在前後掌扇和持華蓋。唐太宗面前站立三人:最右者,身穿大紅袍,是這次儀式的引見官員;中間是吐蕃的使臣祿東贊,拱手而立,髮型和服飾與中原地區不同;最左為一穿白袍的內官。Date | Tang Dynasty (641 AD)Source | http://cla.calpoly.edu/~bmori/syll/Hum310china/TangTaizong.htmlhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe US offshored or lost five million manufa...more

  • 61: The unknowns of the reopening; & What is to be done? @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

    May 22 2020

    Image: Heavy rush hour congestion on US 25 along Gratiot Avenue in Detroit in the 1940s Richard Epstein, Chicago Law, NYU Law, Hoover; in re:  The unknowns of the reopening; & What is to be done?    @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst    https://www.hoover.org/research/decentralize-covid-19-response?utm_source=Hoover+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=b24954d339-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_05_18_06_47&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_21b1edff3c-b24954d339-72527561

  • 60: The Pelosi lockdown; & What is to be done?@RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

    May 22 2020

    Image:  Empty streets during the lockdown Richard Epstein, Chicago Law, NYU Law, Hoover; in re:  The Pelosi lockdown; & What is to be done?@RichardAEpstein @HooverInst https://www.hoover.org/research/decentralize-covid-19-response?utm_source=Hoover+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=b24954d339-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_05_18_06_47&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_21b1edff3c-b24954d339-72527561

  • 59: Don't bail-out the airlines: let creative destruction refashion travel. @VerodeRugy @Mercatus

    May 22 2020

    Photo: 04-00272 Ryan CloudsterCloudster, Davis-Douglas Ryan The Davis-Douglas Cloudster was originally built to make a transcontinental flight of the US. Ryan bought the plane in 1925 and converted it for use on his LA-SD airline.   Repository: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowDon't bail-out the airlines: let creative destruction refashion travel. @VerodeRugy @Mercatushttps://www.mercatus.org/...more

  • 59: Joe Biden is the same gun-grabber as Beto O'Rourke. Tim Wilson. @WesternJournal

    May 22 2020

    Photo: Homesteaders c. 1866Unknown author - https://research.archives.gov/description/518267 Photograph of a Family with Their Covered Wagon During the Great Western Migration, 1866 Original caption: "The Covered Wagon of the Great Western Migration. 1886 [sic] in Loup Valley, Nebr." A family poses with the wagon in which they live and travel daily during their pursuit of a homestead. Permission details This image might not be in the public domain outside of the United States; this especially ...more

  • 58: Biden's unexplained connections with China. Need transparency. @SebGorka

    May 22 2020

    Image:  Chinese President Xi Jinping with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry, 25 September 2015. Public domain.  Sebastian Gorka, America First radio, in re: China in the South China Sea. China respects strength, which is what Trump has. This election will be measured on: who is going stand up to China? The man who’s been friends with China for 30 years—the man whose son got $1.3 bil from the CCP for his fledgling hedge fund? The Susan Rice memo, 20 Jan 2017; agreeme...more

  • 57: With the very safe Amy Klobuchar, we have two vice-presidents. @SebGorka

    May 22 2020

    Image:  Donald and Melania Trump at a campaign rally. Public domain Sebastian Gorka, America First radio, in re: The Biden campaign has asked Amy Klobuchar to accept the vetting needed for her to become a vice-presidential candidate.  She’s from the Midwest, which Biden needs; but most unexciting. We have here two vice-presidents.  Doubling down on “safe.”  Videos of people in Pennsylvania when the president visits—such excitement.   Michigan:  The governor has created difficulties for herself. ...more

  • 55: Israel answers Iran's cyber attack with a cyber attack. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

    May 22 2020

    Photo: Title [Exterior view of the mausoleums of Sultan Selim the Second and Sultan Murad the Third] / Constantinople, Abdullah Frères. Contributor NamesAbdullah Fréres, photographer Created / Published[between 1880 and 1893] http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowIsrael answers Iran's cyber attack with a cyber attack. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

  • 55: The new normal of the IAF striking Iran in Syria and Tehran threatening Israel from Syria. @SFrantzman Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

    May 22 2020

    Photo: public domain.1890Title Vue de la Tour de Galata / Abdullah Frères. Contributor NamesAbdullah Fréres, photographer Created / Published[between 1880 and 1893] Subject Headings-  Towers--Turkey--Istanbul--1880-1900 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe new normal of the IAF striking Iran in Syria and Tehran threatening Israel from Syria. @SFrantzman Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_presSeth J. Frantzman is executive director of the Mi...more

  • 56: Teheran loses influence in Baghdad. Michael Knights @Mikeknightsiraq

    May 22 2020

    Image:   1730 map of the Middle East showing the province of "Irac Agemi" (Persian Iraq) Michael Knights, in re: PMF future role in Iraq's security infrastructure Michael Knights is a Boston-based senior Fellow of The Washington Institute, specializing in the military and security affairs of Iraq, Iran, and the Persian Gulf states.      https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/kadhimi-as-commander-in-chief-first-steps-in-iraqi-security-sector-reform      https://www.ft.com/conte...more

  • 55: Staten Island and South Brooklyn tough out the virus. @RepMaxRose @MaxRose4NY

    May 22 2020

    Image:     The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge looking from Brooklyn toward Staten Island Max Rose, in re: ’Twas a privilege to put the uniform back on and help any way I could.  Standing up a Covid hospital on Staten Island  . . .The Never-Again legislation in Congress.  GOFor a while we got flat-footed, thought anti-Semitism was in our rear-view mirror, ut not. Increase penalties fo hate crimes, crack down on white nationalist neo-Nazi terrorist movement, and such. The hatred is thousands of years o...more

  • 53: Why the does the media use the same ad hominem against Nixon, Reagan and Trump? @ConradMBlack @NationalPost

    May 22 2020

    Photo: public domainA view of the Great Cohoes Falls, on the Mohawk River; the fall about seventy feet; the river near a quarter of a mile broadhttp://digitalcollections.nypl.org/ http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowWhy the does the media use the same ad hominem against Nixon, Reagan and Trump? @ConradMBlack @NationalPosthttps://nationalpost.com/opinion/conrad-black-trump-is-nailing-it-but-the-mainstream-media-would-never-tell-you-that...more

  • 53: Quality of Leadership by Reagan and Trump with mediocrities in between. @ConradMBlack @NRO

    May 22 2020

    Photo: public domain English: Athens in 1861Date | 27 January 2005, 12:51:08Source | http://www.ahistoryofgreece.com/photos/athens1861.htmAuthor | Marinos Papadopoulos Vretoshttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowQuality of Leadership by Reagan and Trump with mediocrities in between. @ConradMBlack @NROhttps://nationalpost.com/opinion/conrad-black-trump-is-nailing-it-but-the-mainstream-media-would-never-tell-you-that https://www.nationalre...more

  • 54: The forgetfulness of Joe Biden. Victor Davis Hanson: @VDHanson @HooverInst

    May 22 2020

    Image:  Basements around the world:  Digging the basement under North Portico in 1950 during White House Truman reconstruction. Public domain. Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover and NRO and American Greatness; in re: Judge Sullivan. Brutal abuse of power.  Will we deprived of the satisfaction of learning who was at that meeting and what occurred? The president apparently ordered that people surveille the next president.  The FBI asserted: there was no evidence of any crime.  “Russia” was a code-word fo...more

  • 53: The war between the states tilts to the Red as the Blue stalls. Victor Davis Hanson: @VDHanson @HooverInst

    May 22 2020

    Image:  Maillot-style swimwear on the beach (1915) and on magazines (1916). Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover and NRO and American Greatness; in re: Divides are red/blue, and lockdown vs let us be free. New York mayor has forbidden people to enter the ocean in the city under pain of police action; sent them to Long Island—which promptly refused the visits. In California, the lockdown is incoherent. Local small merchants are closed, but they can buy the same items in big box stores.   See that 99.996% ...more

  • 52: Window closing to China as the US decoupling accelerates. Patrick Tucker @DefTechPat

    May 22 2020

    Image:  Laurasia, a portmanteau for Laurentia and Asia,was the more northern of two minor supercontinents (the other being Gondwana) that formed part of the Pangaea supercontinent from c. 425 million years ago = to 200 Mya. It separated from Gondwana 215 to 175 Mya during the breakup of Pangaea. Here: Animation of the rifting of Pangaea as today we see the decoupling of the CCP-controlled China from the ardently democratic United States. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercontinent#/media/File:...more

  • 51: Cyber threat grows from Iran, Russia, and PRC, especially directed at vaccine makers. Patrick Tucker: @DefTechPat

    May 22 2020

    Image:  The Statute of Anne (the Copyright Act 1709) came into force in 1710. Patrick Tucker, @DefTechPat, Defense One technology editor;  in re:    Iran Is Increasing Its Military and Cyber Activity, Report Says.   After a big drop in April, Iran’s conventional military activity is up. Cyber operations never slowed down. Hedge fund capital is moving away from some satellite investment . . .  “The next Pearl Harbor will look like an attack on our satellites.” Every financial operation that occur...more

  • 50: Michael Flynn asks Appeals Court for Judge Emmett Sullivan to depart the case. @AndrewCMcCarthy; Thaddeus McCotter: @ThadMcCotter

    May 22 2020

    Image:  llegory of the Good and Bad Judge, 15th-century fresco in the old Town Hall and Courthouse building in Reguengos de Monsaraz, Portugal.  Public domain.Andrew C McCarthy, Ball of Collusion, and Thaddeus McCotter, American Greatness, in re:  Gen Flynn.

  • 49: Hong Kong protesters looking for Plan B exits as the PRC looms. @Michael_Yon

    May 22 2020

    Image:  Map of Bao'an (Xin'an) County in 1866. It shows that Hong Kong used to be a part of Bao'an (Xin'an or Po'On) County in ancient China. Michael Yon, Far East reporter; in re: Hong Kong protests.  Mainland demands to have a Hong Kong law whereby it’s illegal to disparage the Communist national anthem.  On 1 July 2019. The protestors, the insurgents, broke in to Legco  [the HK parliament; pronounced ledge-co] and occupied it for several hours.  Mainland is encroaching on HK’s sovereignty as ...more

  • 48: Susan Rice changes her January 5-20, 2017 story again. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

    May 21 2020

    Photo: public domainEnglish: Drawing of the newly-erected Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge over the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., in the United States. Completed in 1890, the bridge replaced a former structure that burned in 1846. The iron truss bridge featured an iron beam and wooden superstructure, and masonry piers. Two spans existed at the northwestern terminus of the bridge (left in this image) to allow passage of railroad trains beneath it.Date | 26 August 1890Source | "It Was East End Da...more

  • 48: The Wuhan Virology Laboratory has bat virus secrets to share. Sean Lin, former Walter Reed Hospital researcher; @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    May 21 2020

    Photo: no known copyrightTitle: The American Museum Congo expedition collection of batsIdentifier: americanmuseumco00alle (find matches)Year: 1917 (1910s)Authors: Allen, J. A. (Joel Asaph), 1838-1921; Lang, Herbert, 1879-1957; Chapin, James PSubjects: BatsPublisher: New York : American Museum of Natural HistoryContributing Library: Smithsonian LibrariesDigitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage LibraryView Book Page: Book ViewerAbout This Book: Catalog EntryView All Images: All Images From BookCl...more

  • 47: Arab cultures turn to tolerant television to recall when Jews, Moslems and Christians lived as easy neighbors. Ron Lauder @WorldJewishCong

    May 21 2020

    Photo: The building Bab al Bahrain; unknown date.The original uploader was Salman al.msjen at Arabic Wikipedia. - Transferred from ar.wikipedia to Commons.Public Domain   File:Bab al bahrain.JPG   Created: 16 October 2009 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowArab cultures turn to tolerant television to recall when Jews, Moslems and Christians lived as easy neighbors. Ron Lauder @WorldJewishConghttps://www.arabnews.com/node/1675736

  • 46: The US returns to manned space in its own Dragon capsule. William Harwood, @cbs_spacenews; David Livingston, @SpaceShow #HotelMars,

    May 21 2020

    Image:  ISS031-E-071134 (25 May 2012) --- The SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft approaches the International Space Station on May 25, 2012 for grapple and berthing. Expedition 31 Flight Engineers Don Pettit and Andre Kuipers grappled Dragon at 9:56 a.m. (EDT) with the Canadarm2 robotic arm and used the robotic arm to berth Dragon to the Earth-facing side of the station's Harmony node at 12:02 p.m. May 25, 2012. Dragon became the first commercially developed space vehicle to be launched to the...more

  • 45: Red states open earlier, move faster economically. @StephenMoore

    May 21 2020

    Image:  Threshing machine from 1881. Steam engines were also used instead of horses. Steve Moore, @StephenMoore, Committee to Unleash Prosperity; in re:   Blue states are hobbled by opening much later than red states. . . . One of the dumbest things we’ve done is close schools, as young people are barely affected by the virus, and with 24-hour childcare, parents can't return to work and therefore can’t bring in essential

  • 44: In search of the most serene walk in Brooklyn. @TunkuV @HooverInst @ WSJOpinion

    May 21 2020

    Image:  Red Hook circa 1875 Tunku Varadarajan, editor-in-chief of Hoover's in-house publication, “Defining Ideas”; in re: With his wife in search of a street in Brooklyn they call a White Whale.  Brooklyn has a high mortality rate, but it’s not as gloomy as it was under the harsh sirens day and night. We’ve learned how to adapt.  Walking in Brooklyn with my wife was most agreeable.  We keep distance from others and walk early in the morning, along with the elderly. Around noon, parents with youn...more

  • 43: Ireland reopens in 5 phases to August. @MarcPColeman

    May 21 2020

    Image: Ireland is part of the EU (dark blue & light blue) and Eurozone (dark blue). Public domain.Marc Coleman, Octavian.ie  & head of International Business Development for IBEC; in re: Dublin was in a govt-ordered lockdown. Have 1500+ virus deaths in Ireland.  Flattening of the curve, from a steep rate of increase three weeks ago (60% growth rates), now down to 5%.    Now a five-phase wind-down of lockdown: outdoor workers may start; next, solitary indoor workers; then those with low l...more

  • 42: Hotel Mars: NASA manned space rides SpaceX Dragon capsule to the ISS #in-the-time-of-the-virus. @cbs_spacenews David Livingston, SpaceShow.com

    May 21 2020

    Photo: English: An illustration from Jules Verne's novel "Around the Moon" drawn by Émile-Antoine Bayard and Alphonse de Neuville. Polski: Ilustracja powieści Juliusza Verne'a "Wokół Księżyca" autorstwa Émile-Antoine Bayarda i/lub Alphonse de Neuville. Français : "Autour de la Lune", Émile-Antoine Bayard et Alphonse de Neuville. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowHotel Mars: NASA manned space rides SpaceX Dragon capsule to the ISS #in...more

  • 42: State of the City, the State, the Union: The Mayor orders Memorial Day beachgoers, "Don't go in the water!" John Catsimatidis @JCats2013 @CatsRoundtable

    May 21 2020

    Photo: Title:Brightn Beach, Coney Island, 1895   From recent photographsYear: 1895 (1890s)Authors:  Greater New York album. One hundred selected views, New York city, Brooklyn, Staten island, etc Rand, McNally & co., pub. (from old catalog)Subjects:  New York (N.Y.) -- Pictorial worksPublisher:  Chicago and New York, Rand, McNally & companyContributing Library:  The Library of CongressDigitizing Sponsor:  Sloan Foundationhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/sc...more

  • 41: The virus pushes Latin America deeper into the PRC cash embrace. Evan Ellis, @TheIWP

    May 21 2020

    Image:  1562 map of the Amazon River Region. Dr R. Evan Ellis, professor of Latin American Studies at the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, in re:  The virus, poverty, wars, and famine.  Pres Bolsonaro of Brazil is reluctant to press for lockdowns, as is AMLO in Mexico.  Large informal sector: if you don't work, you don’t eat. Businesses go out. Virus out of control in parts of Brazil.  Venezuela has been disconnected from the world so may not have as high an infection rate, but...more

  • 40: Hong Kong survives the virus and bends to the virus-makers. @GordonGChang & Mark Clifford

    May 21 2020

    Image:  Hong Kong Blue Ensign, colonial flag of the city, has been widely used as the symbol of Hong Kong independence Mark Clifford, former editor-in-chief of the South China Morning Post and a Hong Kong resident since 1992, in re:  HK jobless rate is much higher than before, but stil around 5%,which is less than the rest of the world. It's been wearing, but HK is coming through in fairly good shape — but the political situation may not be.  Restaurants were never closed here. Gyms were, but no...more

  • 39: POTUS speaks of the consternating fact that Biden aims to ban fracking in Pennsylvania. @SalenaZito @DCExaminer

    May 21 2020

    Image:   Locomotive in 1848. Pennsylvania became an important railroad center during the 19th century.Salena Zito, CNN, and Washington Examiner The Middle of Somewhere column;  in re: The first thing I noticed about the president that he looked great- as though he’d lost 15 or 20 pounds and his skin was wholesome. He looked happy to be out of the White House.  For a few miles from the airport, people spontaneously lined up for as far as you could see.  He was on his way to a surgical-supply manu...more

  • 38: Pennsylvania is the 2020 election and Bob Casey is Biden’s best ally. @SalenaZito @DCExaminer

    May 21 2020

    Image:  Benjamin West's painting (in 1771) of William Penn's 1682 treaty with the Lenni Lenape A:  Salena Zito, CNN , and The Middle of Somewhere column;  in re:  Pennsylvania: virus is esp harsh in nursing homes, breeding grounds for virus spread. Between 70-80% of people who've contracted the virus are there.  Sen Casey is not really a partisan; works well with Sen Toomey. Joe Manchin, and freshmen Senators from Arizona, tend to work well across the aisle.   Gov Wolf of Pennsylvania: sensitiv...more

  • PRC space program is non-transparent. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    May 21 2020

    Photo: Lai Afong (Chinese: 黎芳; c.1838 or 1839 – 1890) was a Chinese photographer who established Afong Studio, one of the early photographic studios in Hong Kong.[1] He is considered to be the most significant Chinese photographer of the nineteenth century.[2]http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowPRC space program is non-transparent. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.comhttps://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/chinas-...more

  • 37: Suddenly the head of NASA Manned Space departs a week before Dragon launch. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    May 21 2020

    Photo: Photochrom print of the Miami River, Florida.Date | 1900http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowSuddenly the head of NASA Manned Space departs a week before Dragon launch. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.comhttps://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/nasa-head-of-manned-space-abruptly-resigns/

  • 34: Absolutely we are in a Cold War with China. @JedBabbin @WashingtonTimes

    May 21 2020

    Image: Armed riders on horseback, a tomb mural from the Northern Ch`i (550–557 AD) periodAbsolutely we are in a Cold War with China.  @JedBabbin  @WashingtonTimes

  • 33: Lockdown Scotland -- except for golf courses and fishing. Simon Constable: @RealConstable

    May 21 2020

    Image:   A medieval view of fishing, by Peter Brueghel the Elder (1556).Lockdown Scotland -- except for golf courses and fishing. Simon Constable: @RealConstable    

  • 35: "I am starting to believe Trump's poll numbers." Bill Whalen: @Hooverwhalen @HooverInst

    May 20 2020

    Image: President Trump during his 2017 announcement to leave the international Paris Agreement. Public domain."I am starting to believe Trump's poll numbers."  Bill Whalen: @Hooverwhalen @HooverInst  

  • 36: After the fact, Susan Rice blames James Comey. Larry C Johnson, Sic Semper Tyrannis

    May 20 2020

    Image:     John Bull taking a Luncheon: – or – British Cooks, cramming Old Grumble-Gizzard, with Bonne-Chere, hand-coloured etching by James Gillray. This print was published just after Nelson's victory at the Battle of the Nile. He is shown in the forefront of British admirals and naval heroes, serving up victories for "Old Grumble-Gizzard", the British public, to satisfy its appetite for "frigasees" of enemy ships, washed down with "True British Stout".After the fact, Susan Rice blames James C...more

  • 32: The lockdowns badly damaged healthcare. Scott W Atlas: @SWAtlasHoover

    May 20 2020

    Image: The almost-saintly Samaritan's Purse medics spent weeks in New York City volunteering to care for the sickest among us.  Here's one of their trucks parked next to their Central Park field hospital. Credit: Mason. Scott W Atlas, Hoover and Stanford, in re: Lessons learned through the weeks of the crisis. Schools in New York and London are shut; reopened in Israel. We have not given the appropriate assurance to parents of how [undangerous] this disease is to children: .02%.  Of 15,00o+ NYC ...more

  • 31: The curve was flattened; mission accomplished. Scott W Atlas: @SWAtlasHoover

    May 20 2020

    Image:  Map of national and subnational lockdowns as of 30 March 2020 (table; more details)   National lockdown: dark blue;   Subnational lockdown: pale blue;   No lockdown: gray. Public domain. Scott W Atlas, Hoover and Stanford, in re: How the virus threat is received by politicians and officials.  We’ve achieved a flattened curve of hospitalizations early on. In New York City, still very much closed down.  The end of May is a bit long. Officials made decisions based on fear rather than [medic...more

  • 30: London emerges from the cooped-up weeks to find the roses in Regents Park. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    May 20 2020

    Photo: Title: Roses and rose culture ..Year: 1892 (1890s)Authors:  (Jenkins, Thomas B.) (from old catalog)Subjects:  Rose culturePublisher:  Rochester, N.Y., Stecher lithographic coContributing Library:  The Library of CongressDigitizing Sponsor:  Sloan FoundationText Appearing Before Image:PRINCESS ADELAIDE. (Moss Rose) Moss roses are distinguished from all others by the moss-like substance which surrounds the flowers, and a peculiar scent which is not easy to describe on paper. Nearly every on...more

  • 30: As if the virus never happened, back to Brexit stalemate. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    May 20 2020

    Photo: English: Illustration from Histoire de Don Quichotte 1 vol. (100 p.) DL 1887 Paris Garnier frères by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616), translated by Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian (1755-1794)Date | 1887Jean-Baptiste David; Jean Baptiste Jules DavidSource | http://www.dankland.net/2011/05/don-quixote.htmlhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowAs if the virus never happened, back to Brexit stalemate. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpini...more

  • 29: Pelosi 3D prints more money. @LizPeek

    May 20 2020

    Image:  Aerial view of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C. circa 1918 Elizabeth Peek, TheHill and Fox News; in re:  Washington’s mood to continue to pour money on the American people. Mrs Pelosi’s bill devoted a lot of money to marijuana businesses and other preposterous insertions; it wasn’t taken seriously. GOP wants to limit liability for employers and businesses in opening up again; not to let them be sued if an employee get sick: not for big businesses, but for small on...more

  • 28: Markets recover with demand for oil. @LizPeek

    May 20 2020

    Image:  Oil Field in Baku, Azerbaijan, 1926 Elizabeth Peek, TheHill and Fox News; in re: Stock markets have recovered about halfway, and oil is improving. Oil markets are self-correcting. Stocks rose because there was nowhere else to go. Now, tens of millions out of work. Thirty per cent bounce off the lows.  Walmart: online sales are up 70%. The Fed’s balance sheet is up 60% over the last two months.  The most important market driver: all states reopening. https://www.fxempire.com/forecasts/art...more

  • 27: #NewWorld: Lockdown Peru and poor Ecuador are most hard hit #in-the-time-of-the-virus. @jmhumire @MariaFdaCabal @SecureFreeSoc

    May 20 2020

    Photo: English: Peru 1900 consular revenue, 5 soles blue green, used.Catalogue: Forbin 12Date | 1900Source | Scan of originalAuthor | Government of Peruhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow#NewWorld: Lockdown Peru and poor Ecuador are most hard hit #in-the-time-of-the-virus. @jmhumire  @MariaFdaCabal  @SecureFreeSochttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/17/coronavirus-latin-america-markets-mexico-brazil-peru

  • 27: #NewWorld: The mystery of the five Iran tankers headed for the Caribbean. @jmhumire @MariaFdaCabal @SecureFreeSoc

    May 20 2020

    Photo: Image from page 7 of "Caribbean current survey : spring 1953" (1955) Title: Caribbean current survey : spring 1953 Identifier: caribbeancurrent00keen Year: 1955 (1950s) Authors: Keen, D. Jean; Chimiak, Walter; United States. Hydrographic Office Subjects: Ocean currents Publisher: Washington, D. C. : U. S. Navy Hydrographic Office Contributing Library: MBLWHOI Library Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchel...more

  • 26: The neo-Ottomanists double down on adventurism. Gregory Copley.

    May 20 2020

    Image:  The Second Siege of Vienna in 1683 by Frans Geffels Gregory Copley, Defense and Foreign Affairs; in re:  Erdogan as the sultan of the emirate; his assistants in the great Ankara palace actually refer to  him as Sultan.   He believes everyone is his enemy; doesn't see how Turkey is regarded. Ataturk changed the Turkish language from Arabic script to Latin, in order to integrate into the West; much as the Shah wanted to integrate into the West. Erdogan in Xinjiang. Libya, Yemen; using his ...more

  • 25: Turkey and Sultan Erdogan are surrounded by foes. Gregory Copley.

    May 20 2020

    Image:   Sultan Mehmed II's entry into Constantinople; painting by Fausto Zonaro (1854–1929)Gregory Copley, Defense and Foreign Affairs; in re:  Turkey’s relations with Russia are filled with mutual distrust, even hatred. Turkey deceives itself into believing that others respect it.  Turkey blusters. “Heads we go global; tails, we liquidate.”  The Ottomans [created their empire by stealing] the Eastern Roman Empire. The vulnerability of the Turkish system. Not as bad with Covid-9 as in other cou...more

  • 22: Bill DeBlasio commands "Don't go near the water!" #in-the-time-of-the-virus. @HarrySiegel @DailyBeast

    May 20 2020

    Photo: Bird's eye panoramic view print of Manhattan in 1873, looking north. The Hudson River is on the west to the left. The Brooklyn Bridge (to the right) across the East River was under construction from 1870 until 1883. George Schlegel (artist) George Degen (publisher) Adam Cuerden (restoration) - This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID pga.04129. This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached w...more

  • 22: The Vatican and Italy reopen to celebration of the Mass. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation.

    May 20 2020

    Photo: Title: The life of Pope Pius IX..Year: 1877 (1870s)Authors:  Shea, John Gilmary, 1824-1892Subjects: Publisher:  (n.p.)Contributing Library:  The Library of CongressDigitizing Sponsor:  The Library of Congress.Text Appearing Before Image:f thenineteenth century. Hence it becomes LIFE OF POPE PIUS IX. 11 necessary to picture it at once to the eyesof the faithful, that grasping the detailsin a single canvas they may regard withawe the illustrious highpriest who nowrules the Church of Grod on...more

  • 24: The difference between virus-caused deaths and deaths with virus-present is politically useful. @JohnFund @DavidMDrucker

    May 20 2020

    Image: The death of Aeschylus illustrated in the 15th-century Florentine Picture Chronicle by Maso FiniguerraJohn Fund: The difference between virus-caused deaths and deaths with virus-present is politically useful. @JohnFund @DavidMDrucker  https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/05/coronavirus-crisis-counting-covid-19-death-toll/?itm_campaign=headline-testing-coronavirus-crisis-counting-covid-19-death-toll&itm_medium=headline&itm_source=nationalreview&itm_content=How%20Many%20COVID-19%...more

  • 23: The 2020 election is more tribal voting than policy debate: everyone has made up their mind already @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund

    May 20 2020

    Image: Moais at Rano Raraku (the Easter Island, Oceania), sculpted by Rapa Nui peopleDavid Drucker: The 2020 election is more tribal voting than policy debate: everyone has made up their mind already @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund  https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/i-am-in-their-crosshairs-john-brennan-says-he-hasnt-been-interviewed-by-john-durham-yet https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/republicans-fear-for-senate-majority-if-burr-resigns-and-forces-nc-special-election

  • 22: Clues of the PRC Bioweapon research prior to the virus. @BillGertz @WashingtonTimes

    May 19 2020

    Photo: The Deserted Hankow Bund, China, 1911 Black and white lantern slide showing Hankow (Hankou) Bund with few pedestrians, and boats on the Yangtze (Changjiang) river. After Hankou was opened up to foreign trade in 1862, foreign concessions lined up along the Yangtze on Hankou Bund, and this strip would have been a bustling business area in more peaceful times. This slide comes from a collection held by the Church of Scotland and generated by the medical missionary Charles Somerville, who wor...more

  • 22: POTUS Trump embraces Azerbaijan and the search for peace in Nagorno-Karabakh. @ProfBShaffer @FDD @Georgetown @ElinSuleymanov @azembassyus

    May 19 2020

    Photo: "The Palace of the Khan of Baku" by Grigory Gagarin View author information Public Domain File:The-Palace-of-The-Khan-of-Baku-Apsheron.jpg Uploaded: 2006-04-26 23:14:45 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowPOTUS Trump embraces Azerbaijan and the search for peace in Nagorno-Karabakh.  @ProfBShaffer @FDD @Georgetown @ElinSuleymanov @azembassyus https://azertag.az/en/xeber/From_Donald_J_Trump_President_of_the_United_States_of_Amer...more

  • 21: No criminal inquiries for Obama and Biden & What is to be done? . @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

    May 19 2020

    Photo: Scheherazade and Shahryār by Ferdinand Keller, 1880 Ferdinand Keller - Sotheby's London, 13.June 2006, lot 236 via Arcadja auction results Public Domain File:Ferdinand Keller - Scheherazade und Sultan Schariar (1880).jpg Created: 1880date QS:P571,+1880-00-00T00:00:00Z/9 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowNo criminal inquiries for Obama and Biden & What is to be done? . @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

  • 21: Because Flynn was not masked on the intercepts for December 29, 2016. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

    May 19 2020

    Photo: public domainA Typical Depot Telegraph Station, 1870s. Source: "The Telegraph," Harper's Magazine, August 1873, 332. unknown (Life time: unknown) - Original publication: Harper's Magazine Immediate source: copy of Harper's Magazine, August 1873 Depot Operator, from "The Telegraph," Harper's Magazine, August 1873, p. 332 PD-US-expired File:Woman operator Harpers 1870s.gif Created: August 1873 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorSho...more

  • 20: Remembering bringing Eichmann to justice in May 1960. Malcolm Hoenlein: @conf_of_pres

    May 19 2020

    Image:  Emblem of the Mossad, Israel's international intelligence agency; it was the organization that found and brought Eichmann to justice. Indiana Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents, and Thaddeus McCotter, American Greatness,  in re: CIA and BND both said to have known that Eichmann was living in Argentina but said naught for years.  Fort Sam Houston: said to have held graves with stones engraved with a swastika and laudatory words  Huge indignation among veterans and others.  Swastikas remov...more

  • 19: Mysterious Teheran oil tankers bound for Venezuela. Malcolm Hoenlein: @conf_of_pres

    May 19 2020

    Image:  1840 map of Isla Margarita (Venezuelan) by Agustín Codazzi.  Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents, and Thaddeus McCotter, American Greatness,  in re: Al Asami, oil minister of Venezuela, is in charge. Iran is sending five oil takers to Venezuela, carrying tens of millions of dollars’ worth of gasoline; Zarif said if the US does anything to interfere, it’d be massively dangerous and punished.  Through Suez Canal to Mediterranean, on to South America.  False propaganda: “this is link...more

  • 18: Warning that the serology test results so far are hasty and likely unreliable. @HenryIMiller @PacificResearch

    May 19 2020

    Photo: Nikiforos Lytras, Antigone in front of the dead Polynices (1865), oil on canvas, National Gallery of Greece-Alexandros Soutzos Museum. Nikiforos Lytras - This file is lacking source information. Please edit this file's description and provide a source. Transferred from el.wikipedia to Commons. Public Domain File:Lytras nikiforos antigone polynices.jpeg http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowWarning that the serology test results ...more

  • 18: What's not reliable and assuring about Moderna and other trials in the pipeline? @HenryIMiller @PacificResearch

    May 19 2020

    Photo: public domainVincent van Gogh, 1890. Kröller-Müller Museum. The Good Samaritan (after Delacroix). Vincent van Gogh - The Yorck Project (2002) 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei (DVD-ROM), distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH. ISBN: 3936122202.  Permission details [1]View more Public Domainview terms File:Vincent Willem van Gogh 022.jpg Created: 1890date QS:P571,+1890-00-00T00:00:00Z/9 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowW...more

  • 16: Global suspicion of the Wuhan virology lab & What is to be done? Professor Arthur, @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    May 19 2020

    Photo: Image from page 709 of "Plain home talk about the human system--the habits of men and women--the cause and prevention of disease--our sexual relations and social natures" (1896) Identifier: plainhometalkabo00foot Title: Plain home talk about the human system--the habits of men and women--the cause and prevention of disease--our sexual relations and social natures Year: 1896 (1890s) Authors:  Foote. Edward B[liss], 1829-1906. [from old catalog] Subjects:  Medicine, Popular Marriage Publ...more

  • 16: Xi imagines that the beggared PRC can grow its interior #in-the-time-of-the-virus. Professor Arthur @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    May 19 2020

    Photo: public domainEnglish: Robert Frederick Blum, American, 1857–1903Chinese street scene, after 1890 Watercolor and gouache over graphite on cream wove paper 22.8 x 15.3 cm. (9 x 6 in.) Museum purchase x1943-308Though Blum spent two and half years in Japan, he never visited China. Based on his many illustrations of Japanese street scenes for Scribner’s Magazine, Blum presents an idealized yet largely plausible pastiche. The figures’ clothing and the lanterns are generally accurate, while deta...more

  • 17: The US drones vs the jihadists, and lessons learned. @thomasjoscelyn @BillRoggioAn MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle flies a combat mission over southern Afghanistan. Public domain.

    May 19 2020

    Image:   Tom Joscelyn, Long War Journal and FDD; and Bill Roggio, Long War Journal and FDD; in re: Drones are an effective tactic, but not a strategy. Good at taking out a senior terrorist, but overall it doesn't suppress the threat.  Pentagon claims that so many al Q ops  have been taken out that the organization is largely obliterated. IC won’t say how many out of how many.  There’s still a [large] bevy of leadership.  Zawahiri is still alive well almost twenty years after 9/11.  https://www.l...more

  • 16: The December 2019 Pensacola Shooter was an AQAP operation. Will again strike in the US; intell agencies clueless. @thomasjoscelyn @BillRoggio

    May 19 2020

    Image: Mural on 17th Avenue bridge painted by a resident of Pensacola. Public domain. Tom Joscelyn, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; & Senior Editor for FDD's Long War Journal; and Bill Roggio, Long War Journal and FDD; in re:  Transnational ambitions and attack capabilities of al Qaeda; e.g., Saudi national, al Shamrani, on 6 Dec 2019 in the Naval station in Pensacola took weapons and killed three America Naval personnel. In February, al Q issues a memorial honoring Sh...more

  • 11: Voices of the Pacific: 4 of 4: Untold Stories from the Marine Heroes of World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Adam Makos (Author), Tom Weiner (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

    May 19 2020

    Photo: The U.S. Navy heavy cruiser USS Quincy (CA-39) photographed from a Japanese cruiser during the Battle of Savo Island, off Guadalcanal, 9 August 1942. Quincy, seen here burning and illuminated by Japanese searchlights, was sunk in this action. The flames at the far left of the picture are probably from the USS Vincennes (CA-44), also on fire from gunfire and torpedo damage.Imperial Japanese Navy, copied from the Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison World War II history illustrations file. Ori...more

  • 11: Voices of the Pacific: 3 of 4: Untold Stories from the Marine Heroes of World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Adam Makos (Author), Tom Weiner (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

    May 19 2020

    Photo: Caption: Battle of Savo Island, 9 August 1942. HMAS Canberra, off Guadalcanal, smoking after badly damaged in combat with a force of Japanese cruisers. She was later scuttled that day in “Iron Bottom Sound.” Note, the destroyer next to her is probably USS Blue (DD 387). U.S. Navy Photograph. Photographed through Mylar sleeve. Courtesy of Library of Congress. (2015/11/06). Accession #: LC-Lot-801-16 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @Batchel...more

  • 11: Voices of the Pacific: 2 of 4: Untold Stories from the Marine Heroes of World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Adam Makos (Author), Tom Weiner (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

    May 19 2020

    Photo: Kinugawa MaruColor version of Image file: "Jap Troopship ashore-14Nov42.jpg" http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/k01000/k01467a.jpg The wreck of one of the four Japanese transports, Kinugawa Maru, beached and destroyed at Guadalcanal on November 15, 1942, photographed one year later. Public Domain File:KinugawaMaru.jpg Uploaded: 2019-03-30 16:17:40 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowVoices of the Pacific: 2 of 4: Untol...more

  • 11: Voices of the Pacific: 1 of 4: Untold Stories from the Marine Heroes of World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Adam Makos (Author), Tom Weiner (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

    May 19 2020

    Photo: Ironbottom Sound photographed on 7 August 1942 the day Allied forces landed on Guadalcanal and Tulagi. In the center is Savo Island with Guadalcanal at far left.U.S. Navy, photo was taken from USS San Juan (CL-54). - Official U.S. Navy photo 80-G-13539 from the U.S. Navy Naval History and Heritage Command A U.S. destroyer steams up what later became known as Ironbottom Sound, the body of water between Guadalcanal and Tulagi, during landings on both islands, 7 August 1942. Savo Island is ...more

  • 7: Civilization: 3 of 3: The West and the Rest Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Niall Ferguson (Author, Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher)

    May 18 2020

    Photo: public domainEnglish: William Cecil presiding over the Court of WardsDate | circa 1560-1590Medium | paintingCollection | UnknownSource/Photographer | Scanned from Horizon Book of the Elizabethan World by Lacey Baldwin Smith, New York: American Heritage Publishing, 1967http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Civilization: 3 of 3: The West and the Rest  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Niall Ferguson (Author, Narrator), Tantor Audio ...more

  • 7: Civilization: 2 of 3: The West and the Rest Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Niall Ferguson (Author, Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher)

    May 18 2020

    Photo: The Bench (second state)Date | 1758 (1764)Source | www.gutenberg.org/files/22500/22500-h/22500-h.htmWilliam Hogarth FRSA (/ˈhoʊɡɑːrθ/; 10 November 1697 – 26 October 1764) was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist. His work ranges from realistic portraiture to comic strip-like series of pictures called "modern moral subjects",[2] and he is perhaps best known for his series A Harlot's Progress, A Rake's Progress and Marriage A-la-Mode. K...more

  • 7: Civilization: 1 of 3: The West and the Rest Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Niall Ferguson (Author, Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher)

    May 18 2020

    Photo: British Library digitised image from page 285 of "The World: historical and actual. What has been and what is ... Together with ... charts, reference tables ... from B.C. 1500, to the present time. Numerous ... illustrations"Image taken from:  Title: "The World: historical and actual. What has been and what is ... Together with ... charts, reference tables ... from B.C. 1500, to the present time. Numerous ... illustrations" Author(s): Gilbert, Frank, Assistant-Treasurer U.S. at Chicago [p...more

  • 15: 4/4 No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II, by Robert Weintraub

    May 18 2020

    Image: An example of a Dickin Medal, one of which was awarded to Judy.No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II, by Robert Weintraub   with P. J. Ochlan (Narrator) and Tantor Audio (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged   https://www.amazon.com/No-Better-Friend-Incredible-Friendship/dp/B084YRQPSM/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1589762881&sr=1-1   The young listeners' adaptation of the Ne...more

  • 14: 3/4 No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II, by Robert Weintraub

    May 18 2020

    Image:  One of Judy's litters of puppies.No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II, by Robert Weintraub   with P. J. Ochlan (Narrator) and Tantor Audio (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged   https://www.amazon.com/No-Better-Friend-Incredible-Friendship/dp/B084YRQPSM/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1589762881&sr=1-1   The young listeners' adaptation of the New York Times best seller No B...more

  • 13: 2/4 No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II, by Robert Weintraub

    May 18 2020

    Image:  HMS Grasshopper, photographed in 1940. Imperial War Museum.No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II, by Robert Weintraub   with P. J. Ochlan (Narrator) and Tantor Audio (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged   https://www.amazon.com/No-Better-Friend-Incredible-Friendship/dp/B084YRQPSM/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1589762881&sr=1-1   The young listeners' adaptation of the New Y...more

  • 12: 1/4 No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II, by Robert Weintraub

    May 18 2020

    Image: Judy sits up and listens to a sailor's commands on the deck of HMS Grasshopper No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II, by Robert Weintraub   with P. J. Ochlan (Narrator) and Tantor Audio (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged   https://www.amazon.com/No-Better-Friend-Incredible-Friendship/dp/B084YRQPSM/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1589762881&sr=1-1   The young listeners' ada...more

  • 10: 4/4 Visions of Infinity: The Great Mathematical Problems, by Ian Stewart @JoatStewart

    May 18 2020

    Image: Image:  Illustration from 1913 showing Pythagoras teaching a class of women. Many prominent members of his school were women[78][79] and some modern scholars think that he may have believed that women should be taught philosophy as well as men.[80] Internet Archive Book Images - https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/14783288925/ Source book page: https://archive.org/stream/storyofgreatestn01elli/storyofgreatestn01elli#page/n586/mode/1up Identifier: storyofgreatestn01el...more

  • 9: 3/4 Visions of Infinity: The Great Mathematical Problems, by Ian Stewart: @JoatStewart

    May 18 2020

    Image: Professor Stewart is well known for his popular expositions of mathematics and his contributions to catastrophe theory, anent which: Swallowtail catastrophe surface. Public domain Visions of Infinity: The Great Mathematical Problems, by Ian Stewart    1st Edition The acclaimed writer and mathematician Ian Stewart investigates history's most important and elusive math problems    For every problem mathematicians solve, another awaits to perplex and galvanize them. Such challenges offer a...more

  • 8: 2/4 Visions of Infinity: The Great Mathematical Problems, by Ian Stewart @JoatStewart

    May 18 2020

    Image: Image: Wooden Spoon award, 1910. This was given to the student who scored lowest in exams; Ian Stewart was always the opposite, at the top.Visions of Infinity: The Great Mathematical Problems, by Ian Stewart    1st Edition  The acclaimed writer and mathematician Ian Stewart investigates history's most important and elusive math problems    For every problem mathematicians solve, another awaits to perplex and galvanize them. Such challenges offer a tantalizing glimpse of the field's unlimi...more

  • 7: 1/4 Visions of Infinity: The Great Mathematical Problems, by Ian Stewart Ian Stewart: @JoatStewart

    May 18 2020

    Image: Image: In mathematics, a Lie algebra (pronounced "Lee") is a vector space g together with an operation called the Lie bracket, an alternating bilinear map satisfying the Jacobi identity.  Professor Stewart’s Ph.D. dissertation was on Lie algebra. Here: 120-cell graph in H4 Coxeter plane. Public domain.Visions of Infinity: The Great Mathematical Problems, by Ian Stewart    1st Edition The acclaimed writer and mathematician Ian Stewart investigates history's most important and elusive math ...more

  • 6: The Last Viking: 4 of 4: The Life of Roald Amundsen Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Stephen R. Bown (Author), Stephen Hoye (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    May 18 2020

    Photo:no knownrestrictions Horses landed on the Antarctic iceHerbert George Ponting was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England in 1870. After spending his twenties in western America working in mining and operating a fruit ranch, Ponting took up free-lance photography in 1900 at the age of 30. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Last Viking: 4 of 4: The Life of Roald Amundsen  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Stephen R. Bown (Autho...more

  • 6: The Last Viking: 3 of 4: The Life of Roald Amundsen Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Stephen R. Bown (Author), Stephen Hoye (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    May 18 2020

    Photo: no known restrictions An Antarctic wind stormHerbert George Ponting was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England in 1870. After spending his twenties in western America working in mining and operating a fruit ranch, Ponting took up free-lance photography in 1900 at the age of 30. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Last Viking: 3 of 4: The Life of Roald Amundsen  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Stephen R. Bown (Author), Steph...more

  • 6: The Last Viking: 2 of 4: The Life of Roald Amundsen Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Stephen R. Bown (Author), Stephen Hoye (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    May 18 2020

    Photo: no known restrictions Antarctic ice cakesHerbert George Ponting was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England in 1870. After spending his twenties in western America working in mining and operating a fruit ranch, Ponting took up free-lance photography in 1900 at the age of 30.  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Last Viking: 2 of 4: The Life of Roald Amundsen  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Stephen R. Bown (Author), Stephen ...more

  • 6: The Last Viking: 1 of 4: The Life of Roald Amundsen Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Stephen R. Bown (Author), Stephen Hoye (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    May 18 2020

    Photo: no known restrictions Captain Robert Falcon Scott's grave cairnHerbert George Ponting was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England in 1870. After spending his twenties in western America working in mining and operating a fruit ranch, Ponting took up free-lance photography in 1900 at the age of 30. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Last Viking: 1 of 4: The Life of Roald Amundsen  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Stephen R. Bo...more

  • 2: The Ghosts of Gallipoli are always with us: 2 of 2: Blair Crawford, Ottawa Citizen.

    May 17 2020

    Photo: Australian Troops charging a trench at the battle of Gallipoli . Photo by Public Domain.http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe Ghosts of Gallipoli are always with us: 2 of 2: Blair Crawford, Ottawa Citizen. “…The Hampshires, who had gone into action on the morning of the 9th, with a strength of approximately twenty officers and over 700 men, had at noon on the 10th one combatant officer and not more than 200 men fit for duty,” ...more

  • 1: The Ghosts of Gallipoli are always with us: 1 of 2: Blair Crawford, Ottawa Citizen.

    May 17 2020

    Photo: public domainEnglish: Landing of French troops in Moudros (Lemnos island)Français : Débarquement de troupes françaises à Moudros (île de Lemnos)Date | April 1915http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe Ghosts of Gallipoli are always with us: 1 of 2: Blair Crawford, Ottawa Citizen. “…The Hampshires, who had gone into action on the morning of the 9th, with a strength of approximately twenty officers and over 700 men, had at noon on...more

  • 5: “Career people: please stay because America needs you.” @DanHenninger

    May 17 2020

    Image:  The excellent qualities of FBI members below the senior-most levelThe Michael Flynn Debauchery   The people who administer the American system lost trust in that system and debased our institutions.   . . .      Back in the 1980s, writers for the Journal’s editorial page coined the phrase “inside the Beltway” to describe the moatlike highway around the nation’s capital, whose inhabitants had become politically and psychologically isolated from the rest of the country. Many Americans then...more

  • 4: 4/4 Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal, by Harold Schechter

    May 17 2020

    Image:  Harper's illustration (cropped). Top row left to right: George " California" Noon; James Humphreys; Middle row: Shannon Wilson Bell;lower left: Israel Swan. Lower right: Frank Miller. Public domain.Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal, by Harold Schechter ; with Eric G. Dove (Narrator), Brilliance Audio (Publisher)  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged  https://www.amazon.com/Man-Eater-Harold-Schechter-audiobook/dp/B0114YBWNY/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&s...more

  • 3: 3/4 Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal, by Harold Schechter

    May 17 2020

    Image:  Cherokee Trail near Fort Collins, Colorado, from a sketch taken 7 June 1859. Public domain. Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal, by Harold Schechter ; with Eric G. Dove (Narrator), Brilliance Audio (Publisher)  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged https://www.amazon.com/Man-Eater-Harold-Schechter-audiobook/dp/B0114YBWNY/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=In the winter of 1873, a small band of prospectors lost their way in the frozen wilderness of the Colora...more

  • 2: 2/4 Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal, by Harold Schechter

    May 17 2020

    Image:  Alferd Packer in prisonMan-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal, by Harold Schechter ; with Eric G. Dove (Narrator), Brilliance Audio (Publisher)  Audible Audiobook – Unabridgedhttps://www.amazon.com/Man-Eater-Harold-Schechter-audiobook/dp/B0114YBWNY/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=In the winter of 1873, a small band of prospectors lost their way in the frozen wilderness of the Colorado Rockies. Months later, when the snow finally melted, only one of the...more

  • 1: 1/4 Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal, by Harold Schechter

    May 17 2020

    Image — The Great Rockies:  Valley of the Ten Peaks and Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Canada. Mountains from left to right: Tonsa (3057 m), Mount Perren (3051 m), Mount Allen (3310 m), Mount Tuzo (3246 m), Deltaform Mountain (3424 m), Neptuak Mountain (3233 m).  Public domain.Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal, by Harold Schechter ; with Eric G. Dove (Narrator), Brilliance Audio (Publisher)  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged https://www.amazon.com/Man-Eater-Harold-Schechter...more

  • Turning directly to Europe and Asia. Henry Nau, George Washington University, @TheNatlInterest

    May 17 2020

    Photo: public domainEnglish: Uniforms of the United States Navy in 1899Date | 1899Source | https://pps-west.com/product/1899-naval-uniforms-2/Author | The United States Army and Navy. Akron, Ohio: Werner Company, 1899http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowTurning directly to Europe and Asia. Henry Nau, George Washington University, @TheNatlInteresthttps://nationalinterest.org/feature/what-trump-gets-right-about-us-foreign-policy-149526

  • The Reagan Doctrine and a course correction for the Trump Doctrine. Henry Nau, George Washington University, @TheNatlInterest

    May 17 2020

    Photo: public domainEnglish: US Flying Squadron, 1898Date | 1898Source | Our Country in War by Murat Halstead 1898Author | Murat Halsteadhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe Reagan Doctrine and a course correction for the Trump Doctrine. Henry Nau, George Washington University, @TheNatlInteresthttps://nationalinterest.org/feature/what-trump-gets-right-about-us-foreign-policy-149526

  • The dominating Cuban Secret Police and the total penetration of the Caracas opposition. @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion

    May 17 2020

    Photo: Title: Review of reviews and world's work Year: 1890 (1890s) Authors:  Subjects:  Publisher:  New York Review of Reviews Corp Contributing Library:  Robarts - University of Toronto Digitizing Sponsor:  University of Toronto    View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book  Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book.  Text Appearing Before Image:e of the United States...more

  • The failed soldier-of-fortune plot against Maduro of Venezuela. @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion

    May 17 2020

    Photo: Image from page 560 of "Review of reviews and world's work" (1890) Identifier: reviewofreviewsw31newy Title: Review of reviews and world's work Year: 1890 (1890s) Authors:  Subjects:  Publisher:  New York Review of Reviews Corp Contributing Library:  Robarts - University of Toronto Digitizing Sponsor:  University of Toronto http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe failed soldier-of-fortune plot against Maduro of Venezuela. @M...more

  • #NewAmericanCivilWar: The Spark: Neither side will accept the other as legitimate on November 4, 2020. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

    May 17 2020

    Photo: public domainnglish: Gunpowder Plot conspirators hanged, drawn and quartered in January 1606.Date | circa 1606 Source | https://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/ImageDetail.aspx?p_iBildID=7218711Author | Crispijn van de Passe the Elderhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow#NewAmericanCivilWar: The Spark: Neither side will accept the other as legitimate on November 4, 2020. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

  • #NewAmericanCivilWar: The 1605 Gunpowder Plot and lessons of Regicide 2020. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

    May 17 2020

    Photo: English: The painting "The Gunpowder Plot: The conspirators’ last stand at Holbeach House" by Ernest Crofts.Date | 1892Source | https://zaidanca.wordpress.com/tag/ernest-crofts/Author | Ernest Croftshttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow#NewAmericanCivilWar: The 1605 Gunpowder Plot and lessons of Regicide 2020. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

  • #PacificWatch: Elon “Tesla” Musk vs Lorena “AB5” Gonzalez. Jeff Bliss: @JCBliss

    May 16 2020

    Image:  View on Hill Street looking south from Fourth Street to Fifth Street, Los Angeles, ca.1910-1919Photograph of a view of Hill Street looking south from Fourth Street to Fifth Street, Los Angeles, ca.1910-1919. The eleven-story Broadway Department Store is on the left. Other buildings are visible along both sides of the street. Automobiles are parked along the curb. A few share the street with a streetcar. Pedestrians are visible in the street and on the sidewalks. A flag flies from the sid...more

  • Tough guy Wall Street goes Long or Short on the virus remedies. @GregoryZuckerman @WSJ

    May 16 2020

    Photo: 1918 Kansas Spanish Flu Public Domainhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowTough guy Wall Street goes Long or Short on the virus remedies. @GregoryZuckerman @WSJ  https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-big-investors-arent-betting-it-all-on-a-coronavirus-cure-11589481346?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1

  • #TheScalaReport: Can the celebrated department store, shopping mall and amusement park adapt to the post virus world of retail? Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com #ScalaAPS @STRATACACHE

    May 16 2020

    Photo:  John Wanamaker's Clothing House on Market St, Philadelphia, PA 1876Date | 1876Source | McCabe, James D. "The Illustrated History of the Centennial Exposition". Philadelphia: The National Publishing Company. 1876 p. 288"The Cooper Collections of US History" (uploader's personal collection)Scanned by the uploader, Centpacrr.Author | James D. McCabe (Book), engraver unknownhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow#TheScalaReport: Can t...more

  • The oceans of Mars or the glaciers of Mars? Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    May 16 2020

    Image:  Artist concept of glacier on Mars. Image credit: NASA/JPL  Robert Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com, in re: The oceans of Mars or the glaciers of Mars?

  • The fake news of the Midnight Run 2017 bites back at the news fakers, 2020. @DevinNunes

    May 16 2020

    Image:  Iron gates around the White House, during the Civil War, intended to help control public access to the White House from the street. Stereograph by Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. (Library of Congress) Devin Nunes, CA-22;  in re:  In the winter of 2017, then-Chairman Nunes revealed unmaskings. What did you see?  “I didn't see anything about Russia.” Richard Grennell’s revelations.  The famous Midnight Run, when purportedly I rode in a cab, jumped over the White House fence, and gave secret i...more

  • Gavin Newson’s concierge service for the rich (Elon Musk), @DevinNunes

    May 16 2020

    Image:  A pincerna depicted in service to a noble court during the Medieval Era. Devin Nunes, CA-22;  in re: The FAANGS, which make all the tax money in California. Book: The Manipulators.  Big tech controls content, and how dangerous this can be. They always target conservative beliefs and ethos; it's bad enough that the state-run media do what they do; with the tech oligarchs, you’d believe that he Moscow prostitutes and dossier are real. Shadow-banning:  a few years ago, you’d see my tweet an...more

  • NASA buys another Rocosmos ticket on Soyuz. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    May 16 2020

    Image:  The Hall of Space Technology in the Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics, Kaluga, Russia. The exhibition includes the models and replicas of the following Russian/Soviet inventions: the first satellite, Sputnik 1 (a ball under the ceiling); the first spacesuits (lower-left corner); the first human spaceflight module, the Vostok 3KA(center); the first Molniya-type satellite (upper right corner); the first space rover, Lunokhod 1 (lower right); the first space station, S...more

  • Wisconsin wins and Maine loses the battle of the frigates. Francis Rose: @FRoseDC

    May 16 2020

    Image:  The U.S. Navy guided missile frigates USS Oliver Hazard Perry (FFG-7), USS Antrim (FFG-20) and USS Jack Williams (FFG-24) under way. Francis  Rose,  Government Matters , in Washington; in re:  The frigate class can do all that with much less danger. Now, Wisconsin’s Marinette Shipyard will build the first new frigate, the FREMM* design by Fincantieri, an Italian firm.  Senator Gallagher, Wisconsin, and Senator King, Maine.   Jerry Hendrix asked, How many warships you been on?  Umm, few. ...more

  • Fifth inning of negotiation for “Play Ball 2020!” Charles Gasparino, @CGasparino, @FoxBusiness

    May 16 2020

    Image:  The Huntington Avenue Grounds during the 1903 World Series. Charlie Gasparino, Fox,  in re:  Because of what I cover, my connections into baseball is mostly on the owner side.  Players hate salary caps, prefer revenue sharing. Owners say, We have no money.  Last contract says, all right to extend this emergency structure for another year if the crisis persists. The players association isn't really saying no. By Memorial Day. they’ll agree to something.         If you work in a big buildi...more

  • Unmaskings; & What is to be done? @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

    May 16 2020

    Image:  A mask of the Mitsogo people of Gabon.  Pubic domain. Andrew C McCarthy, Ball of Collusion, and Thaddeus McCotter, American Greatness, in re: The Senate demands answers from unmaskers. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/grassley-johnson-request-information-on-unmasking-as-grenell-barr-weigh-files-release

  • Judge Sullivan and General Flynn. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

    May 16 2020

    Image:  Image:  John Pickering was the second federal official impeached by the United States House of Representatives and the first person convicted and removed from office by the United States Senate. Here: portrait of John Pickering; Alvan Clark - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Andrew C McCarthy, Ball of Collusion, and Thaddeus McCotter, American Greatness, in re:  The unhinged Judge Sullivan and unhinged John Gleason.

  • Main Street needs Wall Street. @johntamny @realclearmarkets

    May 15 2020

    Image:  Small town. Public domain The New York Times reports what's well known, that the 10 percent richest American households account for 84% of all household stock ownership. The well-to-do, precisely because they are, have the most left over after meeting their own consumptive wants and needs. This is important when it's remembered how business journalists aim to create the impression that Wall Street is some "other" concept that moves "money" around. No, Wall Street moves the abstinence of ...more

  • Federal Reserve cannot make winners or losers @johntamny @realclearmarkets

    May 15 2020

    Image:   $500 Legal Tender Note from the Series 1862-1863 greenback issue. Engraved signatures of Chittenden (Register of the Treasury) and Spinner (Treasurer of the United States).  Public domain.   Every stock market rally is always defined by 5-10 excellent companies that pull up cap-weighted indices like the S&P 500. Notable is that Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft are collectively up 10 percent this year, while the other 495 S&P 500 companies are down 13 percent. Impl...more

  • Innovation like the "Sign Sisters" leads the way back from lockdown without need of government hand-outs. @VerodeRugy @Mercatus #SignSisters

    May 15 2020

    Photo: Veronique de Rugy, Mercatushttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowInnovation like the "Sign Sisters" leads the way back from lockdown without need of government hand-outs. @VerodeRugy @Mercatus #SignSisters https://www.creators.com/read/veronique-de-rugy/05/20/turning-50-in-a-time-of-pandemichttps://www.cnn.com/2020/05/12/politics/3-trillion-aid-package-democrats-house/index.html

  • Mrs. Pelosi proposes hand-outs forever. @SebGorka #AmericaFirst

    May 15 2020

    Photo: USS Alabama hit by a white phosphorus bomb dropped by an NBS-1 in bombing tests, September 1921 Unknown author - http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/us-navy-ships/battleships/alabama-bb-8/NH-57483.html A white phosphorus bomb explodes on a mast top, while the ship in use as a target in Chesapeake Bay, 23 September 1921. An Army Martin twin-engine bomber is flying overhead. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Permission details “Most of the photos foun...more

  • The national security targeting of Michael Flynn. @SebGorka #AmericaFirst

    May 15 2020

    Photo: The wreck of the Indiana in the shallow waters of the Chesapeake Bay. In the background the remains of San Marcos are visible.US navy - Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Indiana (BB-1) serving as a target for U.S. Army bombers in Chesapeake Bay, 27 September 1921. The old Texas (renamed San Marcos) lies to her right. Public Domain File:Indiana bombing 1920.jpg Created: 27 September 1921 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: ...more

  • #HeliumXReport. University of Arizona College of Medicine reports that a mixture of helium and oxygen creates a new answer, called heliox, for lung-damaged virus patients. Tony Morris, CEO Vector Development HeliumX.net

    May 15 2020

    Photo: University of Arizona Mall Jscarreiro at English Wikipedia - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons by Atmoz using CommonsHelper. University of Arizona front lawn. \ Public Domain File:University of Arizona mall.jpg Created: 20 December 2006 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow#HeliumXReport. University of Arizona College of Medicine reports that a mixture of helium and oxygen creates a new answer, called heliox, for lung-da...more

  • The Washington-Riyadh sword dance slows. Behnam Ben Taleblu @FDD

    May 15 2020

    Image:  King Salman of Saudi Arabia and U.S. President Donald Trump dance the Najdi ardah at the Murabba Palace in Riyadh. Public domain.   Behnam Ben Taleblu, FDD, in re: The Washington-Riyadh sword dance slows.   ..  ..  ..   Behnam Ben Taleblu is a senior Fellow at FDD, where he focusses on Iranian security and political issues. Behnam previously served as a research fellow and senior Iran analyst at FDD. Leveraging his subject-matter expertise and native Farsi skills, Behnam has closely tra...more

  • UNRWA disserves Palestinians. Half a century later, working toward real peace. Malcolm Hoenlein: @conf_of_pres

    May 15 2020

    Image:   Dr. Einat Wilf is the co-author of The War of Return: How Western Indulgence of the Palestinian Dream Has Obstructed the Path to Peace*;  in re: As we discussed in the book, only the Palestinians are considered refugees now, well into the fifth generation from a war that ended fifty years ago. To keep USSR from Saudis, and because the US depended on Saudi oil, Washington humored Palestinian claims decades after the war ended.  UNRWA must be disbanded.·       The War of Return: How Weste...more

  • Iran's rage reflects the internal collapse. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

    May 15 2020

    Photo: Tanks in the streets of Tehran, 1953Unknown author - http://www.aryamehr.org/eng/19august/28mordad.htm Permission details This work is now in the public domain in Iran, because according to the Law for the Protection of Authors, Composers and Artists Rights (1970) its term of copyright has expired for one of the following reasons: The creator(s) died before 22 August 1980, for works that their copyright expired before 22 August 2010 according to the 1970 law. The creator(s) died more tha...more

  • The Next War with the Predator Iran. @Jschanzer @FDD Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

    May 15 2020

    Photo: public domainEnglish: Israeli Soldiers of the Negev Battalion in the 1948 Arab-Israeli WarDate | 20 October 1948http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe Next War with the Predator Iran. @Jschanzer @FDD Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_presDr. Jonathan Schanzer is senior vice president for research at FDD, where he oversees the work of the organization’s experts and scholars. He is also on the leadership team of FDD’s Center on Economic ...more

  • #HotelMars:Telemedicine from Earth orbiting to decamp on Earth #in-the-time-of-the-virus. James Logan. David Livingston Spaceshow.com

    May 15 2020

    Photo: An artist's impression of protoplanetary disk Pat Rawlings - NASA; http://origins.jpl.nasa.gov/stars-planets/ra4.html Artist's concept of a protoplanetary disk, where particles of dust and grit collide and accrete forming planets or asteroidsPermission detailsNASA material is within the public domain if not otherwise notedView more Public Domainview terms File:Protoplanetary-disk.jpg http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow#Hote...more

  • The draconian Governor Newsom; and even Silicon Valley and Hollywood can’t stay closed forever. Victor Davis Hanson: @VDHanson

    May 15 2020

     Image:  In Silicon Valley, part of the SLAC beamline. Public domain. Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover, in re:  The matter of reopening.  The northern parts of the state are exposed to . . .; California has  40 million people with only half the deaths of New York State, and fewer infected.  The better the news, the more Gov Gavin Newsom issues draconian regulations.  He, and the Illinois and Maryland and New York governors don't want to reopen. I guess they think that money grows on trees; as though ...more

  • Hundreds of unmaskings of American civilians, all unremembered by the begetters in the last Administration. Victor Davis Hanson: @VDHanson

    May 15 2020

    Image:  Theatrical masks of Tragedy and Comedy. Mosaic, Roman mosaic, 2nd century AD. Public domain Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover, in re:  A list of dignitaries of the Obama Adm requested unmaskings in the last hours of the administration.  Suspicion that Mr Obama needs to speak on his possibly having conducted political surveillance.  Consistent with Fast and Furious.  Mr Obama has already attacked the messenger rather than the message. Why were so many people requesting unmasking—Samantha Power’...more

  • Time for North America back to work to return ot the best economy in the Solar System. @ConradMBlack @NationalPost

    May 15 2020

    Photo: The Greek gods of Olympus, after whom the Solar System's Roman names of the planets are derived Nicolas-André Monsiau (1754-1837) - Uploaded originally to english wikipedia by en:User:Deucalionite on 24 August 2005. (see: [1]) The Olympian gods. Depicted clockwise from top center are: Zeus, Hephaestus, Athena, Apollo, Hermes, Artemis, Poseidon, Eros, Aphrodite, Ares, Dionysus, Hades, Hestia, Demeter, Hera. Public Domain File:Olympians.jpg Uploaded: 2008-06-01 17:28:07 http://JohnBatchel...more

  • Brand-new stars forming from primaeval gasses. Ken Croswell @sciam, @ScienceMagazine

    May 15 2020

    Image:  The Orion Nebula is an archetypical example of star formation, from the massive, young stars that are shaping the nebula to the pillars of dense gas that may be the homes of budding stars. NASA Ken Croswell, astronomer & Science News, in re:  They’re making new stars.    The intergalactic medium was pervaded by ionizing radiation; anciently, ultraviolet light zapped gasses, which is needed to make new stars, so how can this still  be occurring?  New gas comes in from intergalactic sp...more

  • Beijing furious with Taipei for its medical sagacity so it threatens Taiwan invasion. Captain Christopher H. Sharman: @HooverInst

    May 15 2020

    Image: A PLA Navy Special Operations Forces marine during a maritime operations exercise in RIMPAC 2014.  Public domain. Captain Christopher H. Sharman, representing the US Navy, is a National Security Affairs Fellow for the academic year 2019–20 at the Hoover Institution; in re: China is furious that Taiwan is globally lauded for dealing wisely with the Wuhan virus, whereas the PRC has disgraced itself worldwide; so the PRC threatens Taiwan with military activity.  Further, Japan has learned th...more

  • Asia: US triad clarifies to enemies that it can defend against anything. Peter Huessy @MitchellStudies , @hobeyoco, @HuessyPeter

    May 15 2020

    Images:  Nuclear triad:  Bomber aircraft + ICBM (both not pictured) + Ballistic Missile Submarine. Public domain Peter Huessy, Director of Strategic Deterrent Studies at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies of the Air Force Association, & president GeoStrategic Analysis; in re: Chinese are producing missiles hand over foot; aimed at Taiwan and Japan. Missile defense doesn’t stop wars; but you need your own capabilities to shoot back if that becomes necessary. We have gaps (see: Natio...more

  • A Covid-19 survivor speaks out on PRC threats before and after the virus Dr. Jonathan D. T. Ward: @jonathandtward

    May 15 2020

    Image:  China’s Vision of Victory, Jonathan Ward  Jonathan Ward, China’s Vision of Victory; in re: We’ll need an economic and  military containment of China. Right now there’s a ton of capital pouring in to China.  Must defund Chinese predation.  When I lived in China, casual conversation said, “It’s time to go to war with Japan/Taiwan/the US.”  Why is China striking out with everyone? It's been on a collision course with the world for a long time, but exacerbated under Xi.  Harassing SE Asia, I...more

  • Amicus briefs for the Flynn criminal case. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst @HooverInst

    May 14 2020

    Image:    Judicial gavel Amicus Briefs for the Flynn criminal case. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst @HooverInst https://www.hoover.org/research/michael-flynns-political-enemies * Permissions:   English: Please give attribution to 'StockMonkeys.com' (and point the link to http://www.stockmonkeys.com. Thanks!) Date2 4 November 2012, 00:15:51 Source Flickr: 3D Judges Gavel Author Chris Potter Permissions (Reusing this file)

  • The Blundering FBI Constabulary; & What is to be done? @RichardAEpstein

    May 14 2020

    Image:  Major chess blunder: Mikhail Chigorin vs. Wilhelm Steinitz.  This position is from game 23 of the 1892 World Championship in Havana, Cuba. Chigorin, playing White, is a piece up (Steinitz lost a knight for a pawn earlier in the game), but his bishop is forced to stay on d6 to protect both the rook on e7 and the pawn on h2. If he won, Chigorin would have tied the match and sent it to a tiebreaker game. After 31...Rcd2, he played 32. Bb4??. Steinitz replied 32...Rxh2+ and Chigorin immediat...more

  • Facing up to PRC predation in the First Island Chain. @JerryHendrixII

    May 14 2020

    Image:  First and Second island chains. Public domain. Jerry Hendrix, Center for a New American Security; VP, Telemus Group; NR: retired U.S. Navy captain; in re: Global Times, PLA newspaper: “Drills sparked  fear in Taiwan.”  Geography matters; in the Pacific , some islands are most important, Taiwan is the “cork” in the first island chain. To get the open Pacific, Chinese navy would have to go there. Pratas Island, Dongshan Island, is 500 mi SSE of Taiwan is the small island that PLA navy just...more

  • Down to the Arctic Sea in Warships. @JerryHendrixII @NRO

    May 14 2020

    Image:  The Greenland-Iceland-UK Gap (GUIK), the essential route for Russian ships:  it was routinely utilized by the Soviet Union's long-range heavy bombers and maritime reconnaissance platforms as a transit point towards the Atlantic Ocean. From bases located at Archangel and Murmansk, Soviet aircraft would stream down to the North Cape in Norway towards the Gap which was used as a doorway to the vast Atlantic. A:  Jerry Hendrix, Center for a New American Security; VP, Telemus Group; NR: reti...more

  • Adam Schiff meets Joe McCarthy on TV. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

    May 14 2020

    Photo: One of the earliest uses of the term McCarthyism was in a cartoon by Herbert Block ("Herblock"), published in the Washington Post, March 29, 1950.http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowAdam Schiff meets Joe McCarthy on TV. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatnesshttps://www.wsj.com/articles/all-the-adam-schiff-transcripts-11589326164

  • Can Joe Biden explain why he unmasked Michael Flynn? @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

    May 14 2020

    Photo: Frontispiece to the 1860 vocal score of Giuseppe Verdi's Un Ballo in maschera published by Ricordi, showing the final scene, "Et tu ricevi il mio!"http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowCan Joe Biden explain why he unmasked Michael Flynn? @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatnesshttps://www.foxnews.com/politics/grenell-releases-list-of-officials-who-sought-to-unmask-flynn-biden-comey-obama-intel-chiefs-among-them

  • State of the City, the State and the Union: How can New York City reopen safely and prosperously by Memorial Day? John Catsimatidis @JCats2013 @CatsRoundtable.

    May 14 2020

    Photo: Gentry in the new park {New York Central Park], c. 1870http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowState of the City, the State and the Union: How can New York City reopen safely and prosperously by Memorial Day? John Catsimatidis @JCats2013 @CatsRoundtable.https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2020/05/13/de-blasio-hails-house-stimulus-package-that-would-give-nyc-17b-1283777https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/11/nyregion/cor...more

  • Texas hairdresser jailed for being 48 hours early. Unchecked police power. Bill McGurn: @wjmcgurn

    May 14 2020

    Image: no known copyright restrictionsDate: ca. 1900Part Of: http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/cdm/search/collection/tex/searchterm/Ag1996.1032Place: Dallas, TexasPhysical Description: 1 photographic print: 18 x 24 cm.File: ag1996_1032_179_opt.jpgRights: Please cite DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University when using this file. A high-resolution version of this file may be obtained for a fee. For details see the https://sites.smu.edu/cul/degolyer/research/permissions/ web page. For other ...more

  • Long March 5B fifteen minutes from crashing into New York City. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    May 14 2020

    Photo: English: Title: May Day Parade, N.Y.C. Abstract/medium: 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.Date | 1900Source | Library of CongressCatalog: https://lccn.loc.gov/2014687959Image download: https://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/ggbain/07900/07968v.jpgOriginal url: https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2014687959/Author | Bain News Service, publisherPermission(Reusing this file) | No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see George Grantham Bain Collection - Rights and Restrict...more

  • A Solar Minimum and no Maunder Minimum. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    May 14 2020

    Photo: Watching the races which take place at sunrise on the last day of the Hopi Snake ceremonies in the village of Mishongnovi, ca.1900-1901Photograph of Hopi Indians watching the races which take place at sunrise on the last day of the Hopi Snake ceremonies in the village of Mishongnovi, ca.1900-1901. About a dozen Hopi Indians clad only in loincloths and headbands sit on rocks at right. About 30 others (including women, children) are perched on the rocks of the cliff at left.Call number: CHS...more

  • China’s been penetrating US academe for years; professors arrested. In 2019, China declared “peoples war” against the US. Barry Strauss (@barrystrauss

    May 14 2020

    Image:  Seal of the Thousand Talents Plan {Chinese government's intellectual property theft plan].  Barry Strauss, Cornell, Classics; in re; major members of US faculties are subverted by Chinese [money].  Charles Lieber**, chair of Harvard chemistry, arrested; at University of Arkansas, Simon Ang arrested for failing to disclose his close ties to Chinese government. Professors accused and arrested for Chinese alliances; we need to be very concerned about the future of the profession, and bounda...more

  • Major US pension funds invest in China—benefitting Chinese military. @AlanTonelson @USBIC

    May 14 2020

    Image:  U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross meets with Chinese Minister of Industry and Information Technology Miao Wei, Beijing, September 2017 Alan Tonelson,  U.S. Business and Industry Council Educational Foundation, and blogs at Realitychek;  in re: Decoupling of US economy from China:  three of the members of the board of the federal pension fund were Obama Adm appointees; they may hang on if Biden wins this autumn.  US pension fund savings are far from being the only American financial ...more

  • Tom Cruise vs the International Space Station, Space Force, NASA, Roscosmos, more. Tyler Rogoway @thewarzone

    May 14 2020

    Photo: The ISS is a habitable vehicle in a low Earth orbit that serves as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory. An international collaboration, the ISS began assembly in December 1998 and has been continually occupied since November 2000. Since then, more than 200 people from 15 countries have spent time aboard. With more than an acre of solar arrays powering the station, the ISS is the second brightest object in the night sky after the moon. Launch: December 1998Operating N...more

  • Remembering the F-111 bomb run on Qaddafi and Tripoli bad actors,1986. Where in the world are the B-1 over Asian airspace? Tyler Rogoway @thewarzone

    May 14 2020

    Photo: President Reagan consults bipartisan Congressional leaders about the strike. Unknown author The original uploader was Koalorka at English Wikipedia.; 17 October 2008 (original upload date) - http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/photographs/libya.html The U.S. President Ronald Reagan meeting with bipartisan members of the U.S. Congress to discuss the air strike on Libya ("Operation El Dorado Canyon") in Room 208 of the Old Executive office building, 14 April 1986. Public Domain File:Lib...more

  • London sunbathing again in the parks, but a ten-minute wait between visiting with Mum or Dad. @JosephSternberg. @WSJOpinion

    May 14 2020

    Photo: no known copyright restrictionsImage from page 344 of "Indian history for young folks" (1919) Identifier: indianhistoryfor00drak Title: Indian history for young folks Year: 1919 (1910s) Authors:  Drake, Francis S. (Francis Samuel), 1828-1885 Dowd, Francis Joseph, 1876- Subjects:  Indians of North America Indians of North America -- Wars Publisher:  New York London : Harper & Brothers Contributing Library:  New York Public Library Digitizing Sponsor:  MSN http://JohnBatchelorShow...more

  • Boris Johnson and the Ministers of Fear 3.0, the step back. @JosephSternberg. @WSJOpinion

    May 14 2020

    Photo: public domainThe Beast As Described In The Revelations, Chap. 13, Resembling Napoleon Buonaparte http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowBoris Johnson and the Ministers of Fear 3.0, the step back. @JosephSternberg. @WSJOpinionhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/does-governments-power-grab-concern-anyone-else-11586977527?emailToken=8c2d1fb9718a8b336ecb0ccc852c82c3+LjjP1W/x1/FGo1GS+NMWygSbevmQLR6X/c4jlESiTqxacxn07pJE1CwuKZlvhpB2VZv7KoSC0TR58...more

  • DNI Richard Grenell unmasking the unmaskers & What is to be done? @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

    May 13 2020

    Photo: SUMMARY: British satire shows Napoleon with his grenadiers driving the members of the Council of Five Hundred from the Orangery at St. Cloud at bayonet point. A drum is labeled "Vive la Liberte," and papers under foot read "Resignation des Directoires" and "Un liste de Membres du Conseil des Cinque Cents." On November 10, 1799, in a move known as the Coup d'État of Eighteenth Brumaire, Napoleon seized control of the French government and installed himself as First Consul, thereafter gover...more

  • But what Federal crime did the CIA/ FBI/DOJ/NSC/ Russiagate "soft coup" plotters commit? @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

    May 13 2020

    Photo: public domainFrançais : illustration pour "La Farce du Cuvier"Date | 1896http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowBut what Federal crime did the CIA/ FBI/DOJ/NSC/ Russiagate "soft coup" plotters commit? @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatnesshttps://www.nationalreview.com/corner/random-flynn-thoughts/

  • What are the immediate risks of reopening with a virus we will learn to live with over the long term? @HenryIMiller @PacificResearch

    May 13 2020

    Photo:  Thetis dipping Achilles into the River StyxDonato CretiDonato Creti, 1710public domain http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowWhat are the immediate risks of reopening with a virus we will learn to live with over the long term? @HenryIMiller @PacificResearch

  • The virus can attack all the major organs & What is to be done? @HenryIMiller @PacificResearch

    May 13 2020

    Photo: Deutsch: Fahrt über den Styx, Holzstich von Gustave Doré von 1861. Français :  La Traversée du Styx, illustration de Gustave Doré, 1861. English: Crossing the Styx, illustration by Gustave Doré, 1861. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe virus can attack all the major organs & What is to be done? @HenryIMiller @PacificResearchhttps://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6489/356

  • China depends on stealing IP, especially military. Xi under pressure. Gregory Copley, ISSA

    May 13 2020

    Image:  Stacks of shells in the shell filling factory at Chilwell during World War I. Gregory Copley, International Strategic Studies Association; in re: Reports that China will not assume its previous position, as the CCP [faces] having to accept some of the responsibility for the virus.  No indication that China has ever stopped or ever will stop stealing intellectual property, esp military, on which it depends.  Xi never had anyone to blame, but now he’s got the virus and also the world’s hos...more

  • Small nations trading with China became tributaries; that’s ending, so China dumps goods. Gregory Copley, ISSA

    May 13 2020

    Image:  Mural from the Qianling Mausoleum in Shaanxi, 706. Tributary envoys are being received at court. The bald man in the middle is from the West and the man to his right is from Korea.  Gregory Copley, International Strategic Studies Association; in re: A boisterous US economy  has been slowed to stopped; Chinese non-transparency seems to b ___.  There’s no such thing as wholly free trade. Since China came to dominate the global supply chain, subordinate countries have become dependent on Ch...more

  • #NewWorld: Venezuela blames the US for a failed coup by ex-Green Berets. @jmhumire @MariaFdaCabal @SecureFreeSoc

    May 13 2020

    Photo: Spanish:  Vista de la ciudad de Caracas.Description | "En la Vista de la ciudad de Caracas, del inglés Joseph Thomas - pintor que, según las investigaciones de Alfredo Boulton, entró y salió del país con bastante frecuencia entre los años 1837 y 1844 - podemos observar con relativa precisión, además de la grandiosidad del paisaje natural y sus inmensas proporciones, el emplazamiento general de la ciudad, las diferencias volumétricas y escala de las edificaciones. Su imagen de Caracas, la ...more

  • #NewWorld: Salvador's Millennial Dictator with links to Tehran. @jmhumire @MariaFdaCabal @SecureFreeSoc

    May 13 2020

    Photo: public domainEnglish: Salvador 1895 unadopted essay. Depicting Antonio Ezeta, brother of the president, Carlos Ezeta. These stamps had been printed but not delivered when Ezeta was overthrown in a coup on June 9, 1894. The printer was authorized to overprint the entire issue with the coat of arms of El Salvador (Scott #105-116).Date | 1895Source | Self-scannedAuthor | Seebeckhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow#NewWorld: Salvado...more

  • Big Energy will survive the virus and Joe Biden afterward, if. Bud Weinstein, Maguire Energy Institute.

    May 13 2020

    Photo: public domainPennzoil Refinery, Oil City, Pennsylvania. Tank cars such as this are constantly moving in, filling up and moving out again with hundreds of barrels of high-grade lubricants for our military machine, ships and planes http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowBig Energy will survive the virus and Joe Biden afterward, if.  Bud Weinstein, Maguire Energy Institute.https://www.insidesources.com/can-oil-and-gas-industry-survive...more

  • Biden's More-than-a-Vice-President pick. @HooverWhalen @HooverInst

    May 13 2020

    Photo: public domainUnknown author or not providedRecord creator | Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945Title | Eleanor Roosevelt Funeral: John F. Kennedy, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B.Johnson and Dwight D.Eiesenhower in Hyde ParkDate | 10 November 1962http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowBiden's More-than-a-Vice-President pick. @HooverWhalen @HooverInsthttps://www.forbes.com/sites/billwhalen/2020/05/10/as-he-ponders-running-...more

  • Schumer and Pelosi as FDRs? Urging free everything to everybody. @LizPeek

    May 13 2020

    Image:  A poster publicizing Social Security benefits Elizabeth Peek, TheHill and Fox News; in re: The aid packages from Washington.  Ms Pelosi believes that the New Deal is essential along with the Green Deal.  She presents herself as FDR, or perhaps Eleanor.  Even when the economy had virtually zero unemployment, Democrats were still urging government-controlled programs.  Today’s bill is their signaling to Americans that they want to protect children and give free everything to everybody. Unf...more

  • US economy badly hurt, but recovery signs are heartening. And Prêt-à-Manger reopens! @LizPeek

    May 13 2020

    Image:  Classic cappuccino  Public domain Elizabeth Peek, TheHill and Fox News; in re:   Microsoft Amazon, Tesla: market retraced a lot of its losses on the theory that we’d pen up sooner, and therapies may appear; since we entered this o an extremely strong market, [recovery is possible.] Fauci testified today before the Senate and warned against opening too quickly. Markets are skittish.  Governors open with restrictions, and so far it’s all doing well.  The mainstream media has so alarmed eve...more

  • Will there be a virtual or actual GOP convention in Charlotte, NC? @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund

    May 13 2020

    Photo: Title: North Carolina Christian advocate [serial] Year: 1894 (1890s) Authors:  United Methodist Church (U.S.). North Carolina ConferenceUnited Methodist Church (U.S.). Western North Carolina Conference Subjects:  United Methodist Church (U.S.). North Carolina Conference United Methodist Church (U.S.). Western North Carolina Conference Methodist Church Publisher:  Greensboro, N.C., Methodist Board of Publication, [etc.] Contributing Library:  Duke Divinity School Library, Duke Universi...more

  • The Republicans go hawkish on China for 2020. CA goes all mail-in for 2020. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund

    May 13 2020

    Photo: Title: The world: historical and actualYear: 1886 (1880s)Authors:  Gilbert, Frank, 1839-1899. (from old catalog)Subjects:  World historyPublisher:  Chicago, Fairbanks & Palmer publishing coContributing Library:  The Library of CongressDigitizing Sponsor:  Sloan FoundationView Book Page: Book ViewerAbout This Book: Catalog EntryView All Images: All Images From BookClick here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book.Text Appeari...more

  • Milan reopens with sparse mass transit, many private autos and guidelines for shopping. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation.

    May 13 2020

    Photo: public domainEnglish: Ceremonial reception of Alexander Suvorov in Milan, April 1799Date | before 1901 Source | http://www.bg-gallery.ru/image.php?img_id=1051[dead link]Author | Adolf Iosifovich Charlemagne (Адольф Иосифович Шарлемань)http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowMilan reopens with sparse mass transit, many private autos and guidelines for shopping. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation.

  • The joy of welcoming back Michael Flynn to the facts of Russiagate. @MichaeLedeen @FDD

    May 13 2020

    Photo: public domainEnglish: Russia, 1830 [part 1].Title | Russia, 1830 [part 1].Source | https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47db-96b4-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99Author | Scan by NYPLPermission(Reusing this file) | http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe joy of welcoming back Michael Flynn to the facts of Russiagate. @MichaeLedeen @FDD

  • The strangely candid FBI handler for Christopher Steele; & What is to be done? Larry Johnson, Sic Semper Tyrannis

    May 13 2020

    Image — Wikipedia: In intelligence organizations, agent handling is the management of so-called agents (called secret agents or spies in common parlance), principal agents, and agent networks (called "assets") by intelligence officers typically known as case officers. Here: an FBI agent at a crime scene Larry C Johnson, Sic Semper Tyrannis, & Business Exposure Reduction Group, in re:  Agent Doe is at the center of the Russiagate investigation; he calls himself the FBI handler of Christopher ...more

  • The mystery of Adam Schiff’s not commenting on the Flynn case and the House Intell Committee documents. @LeeSmithDC

    May 13 2020

    Image: National Counterintelligence and Security Center Lee Smith, The Plot Against the President, in re:  The press was an intrinsic part of the operation – CNN, MSNBC, NBC, et al., are third-world [flacks].  Amb Grenell is now acting DNI (director of national intelligence); his deputy, the excellent Kashyap Patel, was Rep Nunes’s aide.   These are two highly significant people trying to get essential information to the American public Extremely pleased and relieved that these two are hard at w...more

  • DOJ Mary McCord maintains the fiction that Flynn is a suspect traitor. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

    May 12 2020

    Photo: State Dining-Room, President's Mansion, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowDOJ Mary McCord maintains the fiction that Flynn is a suspect traitor. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

  • The conspirators discuss Flynn in violation of the antique Logan Act, January 5, 2017. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

    May 12 2020

    Photo: English: Title: A grand Shakesperian [sic] revivalAbstract: Print shows Chester A. Arthur as King Henry IV on a cobblestone street, with Jay Gould and William H. Vanderbilt holding his cape, and accompanied by John P. Jones; he is accosted by Roscoe "Sir John" Conkling who proposes to speak on behalf of Thomas C. "Master Shallow" Platt, behind them are Thomas J. Brady and Stephen W. Dorsey. Ulysses S. Grant and John A. Logan are standing on the left, at the head of Arthur's entourage. Inc...more

  • “Indiana” Hoenlein and the lost Bar Kokhba Year 2 coin. Malcolm Hoenlein: @conf_of_pres

    May 12 2020

    Image:  Stamp of Israel dedicated to Simon bar Kokhba, 1961 Indiana Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents, in re: Bar Kokhba coin and its remarkable history and inscription.  Samaria: Tel Aroma, northernmost of the eight fortresses in the Hasmonean kingdom. Palestinians are hastily working to destroy the fortress walls right now; working around the clock.

  • Iranian cyber attacks Israeli waterworks and Gilead Sciences. Malcolm Hoenlein: @conf_of_pres

    May 12 2020

    Image:  Jews mourning over the ruins of Jerusalem. Jerusalem is rebuilt by Cyrus, Darius and Artaxerxes, From "Our day in the light of the prophecy", 1921.Iranian cyber attacks Israeli waterworks and Gilead Sciences.  Malcolm Hoenlein: @conf_of_pres Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents, in re: [Broad and deep review of Israel, Iran, Iraq, Saudis.]

  • "There was no crime that Flynn had committed or could be accused of committing." John Yoo, U.C. Berkeley Law. @HooverInst

    May 12 2020

    Photo: "The traitor: Degradation of Alfred Dreyfus, degradation in the Morland Court of the military school in Paris" Henri Meyer - Bibliothèque nationale de France Public Domain File:Degradation alfred dreyfus.jpg Created: 13 January 1895 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow"There was no crime that Flynn had committed or could be accused of committing." John Yoo, U.C. Berkeley Law. @HooverInst https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/dropping...more

  • The years-long Flynn persecution: "The media are just arms of the Democratic Party." @DevinNunes CA-22.

    May 12 2020

    Photo: Tufts professor Edward H. Rockwell broadcasting an educational lecture over WGI (1922)[8] Uncredited magazine article - Photograph included in "Tufts College Has First Radio Faculty", from page 7 of the April 8, 1922 issue of Radio World magazine Original caption: "The first wireless college in the world! This distinction is claimed by Tufts College, Massachusetts. Thirteen members of the faculty have volunteered to give lectures on their subjects through radio at the American Radio and R...more

  • The chaos of the PRC #in-the-time-of-the-virus is a representation of the existential turmoil in the Chinese Communist Party. Professor Arthur. @GordonGChang

    May 12 2020

    Photo: Originally published in Paris in the History of China by P. J. B. Du Halde; reprinted in Holland in 1736.Title | Habit of a mandarin of war in Chinese Tartary in 1700. Mandarin de guerre de la Tartarie Chinoise.Date | 1757Source | https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-3c53-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99Author | T. Jefferyshttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe chaos of the PRC #in-the-time-of-the-virus is a representation ...more

  • Homeland Security warns that China steals vaccine and remedy secrets #in-the-time-of-the-virus. Professor Arthur @GordonGChang

    May 12 2020

    Photo: LondonImage ID | 1638049Collection | A collection of the dresses of different nations, antient [sic] and modern. Particularly old English dresses; after the designs of Holbein, Vandyke, Hollar and others, with an account of the authorities from which the figures are taken, and some short historical remarks on the subject. To which are added the habits of the principal characters on the English stage.Collection UUID | 510d47e4-3c4e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99NYPL catalog ID | b14140320NYPL Divi...more

  • ISIS and al Qaeda confront each other in West Africa @BillRoggio @thomasjoscelyn

    May 12 2020

    Image: Mansa Musa depicted holding a gold nugget from a 1395 map of Africa and Europe. Musa I (c. 1280 – c. 1337), or Mansa Musa, was the tenth Mansa (which translates to "sultan", "conqueror" or "emperor") of the Mali Empire, an Islamic West African state. He has been described as the wealthiest individual of the Middle Ages. Tom Joscelyn, Long War Journal and FDD; and Bill Roggio, Long War Journal and FDD; in re: ISIS is accusing al Q of starting a war in West Africa. Nonetheless, there’s tact...more

  • The important tribes of Iraq, and the new _ISIS Reader: Milestone Texts of the Islamic State Movement_ @thomasjoscelyn @BillRoggio

    May 12 2020

    Image: The Shammar is Iraq's largest Arab tribe, along with the Jubur, with more than 1.5 million members.[8] Under the leadership of Banu Mohamad, known as Al Jarba, there was a massive exodus into Iraq. Most of the Shammar in Iraq gave up the nomadic life to settle in major cities, especially the Jazirah plain, the area between the Tigris and Euphrates from Baghdad to Mosul.  Here: A photograph of Abdul Aziz bin Mutʿib, nicknamed "Al-Janāzah", the sixth Amir of Jabal Shammar.Tom Joscelyn, Seni...more

  • #COMPLETE: From The Stick to The Cove: My Six Decades with the San Francisco Giants Paperback – May 12, 2020 by Mike Murphy (Author), Chris Haft (Author), Willie Mays (Foreword): Retrieve a ball, throw it back—and enter the big leagues. Mike Murphy (

    May 12 2020

    Photo: English: Title: Crocker Bldg., Market and Post Sts., San Francisco, Calif. Abstract/medium: 1 photographic print.Date | 1912Source | Library of CongressCatalog: https://lccn.loc.gov/96510158Image download: https://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/cph/3b30000/3b38000/3b38200/3b38268r.jpgOriginal url: https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/96510158/Author | Miscellaneous Items in High Demand, PPOC, Library of Congress http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @Bat...more

  • 4/4 The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag after Stalin, by Stephen F. Cohen #StephenFCohen @thenation #Russia @BatchelorShow

    May 12 2020

     Image: Transpolar Railway between Salekhard and Nadym, bult by gulag slave labor.  Permissions:  see below The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag after Stalin, by Stephen F. Cohen    Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Stephen-F-Cohen-ebook/dp/B07PBQNT28/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1589162935&sr=1-7-catcorr Stalin's Reign of Terror in the Soviet Union has been called 'the other Holocaust'. During the Stalin years, it is thought that more innocent men, women a...more

  • 3/4 The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag after Stalin, by Stephen F. Cohen #StephenFCohen @thenation #Russia @BatchelorShow

    May 12 2020

    Image: Road construction by inmates of the Dalstroy (part of the 'Road of Bones' from Magadan to Yakutsk)   See also:  Russian political jokes  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_political_jokes The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag after Stalin, by Stephen F. Cohen    Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Stephen-F-Cohen-ebook/dp/B07PBQNT28/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1589162935&sr=1-7-catcorr Stalin's Reign of Terror in the Soviet Union has been called 'the...more

  • 2/4 The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag after Stalin, by Stephen F. Cohen #StephenFCohen @thenation #Russia @BatchelorShow

    May 12 2020

    Image: Group of prisoners in Sakhalin, remote prison island, c. 1903 The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag after Stalin, by Stephen F. Cohen    Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Stephen-F-Cohen-ebook/dp/B07PBQNT28/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1589162935&sr=1-7-catcorr Stalin's Reign of Terror in the Soviet Union has been called 'the other Holocaust'. During the Stalin years, it is thought that more innocent men, women and children perished than in Hitler's de...more

  • 1/4 The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag after Stalin, by Stephen F. Cohen #StephenFCohen @thenation #Russia @BatchelorShow

    May 12 2020

    Image: The Gulag (Russian: ГУЛаг, romanized: GULag, acronym of Main Administration of Camps, Russian: Главное управление лагерей) was the government agency that was in charge of the Soviet network of forced-labour camps which was set up by order of Vladimir Lenin       Location map of Soviet Gulag system concentration campsPermissions: See below The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag after Stalin, by Stephen F. Cohen    Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Stephen-F-Cohen-ebook/dp/...more

  • 8/8 Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774-1776, by Richard R. Beeman @PennHistory @Penn

    May 11 2020

    Image: This idealized depiction of (left to right) Franklin, Adams, and Jefferson working on the Declaration was widely reprinted (by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, 1900)Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774-1776,  by Richard R. Beeman  Hardcover – May 7, 2013 In 1768, the Philadelphia physician Benjamin Rush stood before the empty throne of King George III, overcome with emotion as he gazed at the symbol of America's connection with England. Eight ye...more

  • 7/8 Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774-1776, by Richard R. Beeman @PennHistory @Penn

    May 11 2020

    Image: “Americans throwing Cargoes of the Tea Ships into the River, at Boston”: 1789 engraving of the destruction of the tea in Boston Harbor.Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774-1776,  by Richard R. Beeman  Hardcover – May 7, 2013 In 1768, the Philadelphia physician Benjamin Rush stood before the empty throne of King George III, overcome with emotion as he gazed at the symbol of America's connection with England. Eight years later, he became ...more

  • 6/8 Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774-1776, by Richard R. Beeman @PennHistory @Penn

    May 11 2020

    Image:  Title page of John Dickinson's Letters from a farmer in Pennsylvania, to the inhabitants of the British Colonies, a series of essays written by the Pennsylvania lawyer and legislator John Dickinson.  While acknowledging the power of Parliament in matters concerning the whole British Empire, Dickinson argued that the colonies were sovereign in their internal affairs. He thus argued that taxes laid upon the colonies by Parliament for the purpose of raising revenue, rather than regulating t...more

  • 5/8 Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774-1776, by Richard R. Beeman @PennHistory @Penn

    May 11 2020

    Image: Samuel Adams was an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was leader of the movement that became the American Revolution, and one of the architects of the principles of American republicanism that shaped the political culture of the United States. He was a second cousin to his fellow Founding Father, the resident John Adams. In this c. 1772 portrait by John Singleton Copley, Adams points at the Massachusetts Charter, which he v...more

  • 4/8 Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774-1776, by Richard R. Beeman @PennHistory @Penn

    May 11 2020

    Image: Patrick Henry, "Give me liberty, or give me death!", lithograph (1876) from the Library of Congress Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774-1776,  by Richard R. Beeman  Hardcover – May 7, 2013 The Continental Congress first met in September of 1774 in what John Adams described as "a gathering of strangers." It would be almost two years before Thomas Jefferson wrote the last sentence of the Declaration of Independence. "And for the support o...more

  • 3/8 Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774-1776, by Richard R. Beeman @PennHistory @Penn

    May 11 2020

    Image: The expenses of the Seven Years' War led to Britain's unwelcome taxation of the Colonies.  Here: Battle of Kunersdorf; by Alexander Kotzebue at theHermitage MuseumOur Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774-1776,  by Richard R. Beeman  Hardcover – May 7, 2013 The Continental Congress first met in September of 1774 in what John Adams described as "a gathering of strangers." It would be almost two years before Thomas Jefferson wrote the last sent...more

  • 2/8 Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774-1776, by Richard R. Beeman @PennHistory @Penn

    May 11 2020

    Image: This Patriot cartoon depicting the Coercive Acts as the forcing of tea on a Native American woman (a symbol of the American colonies) was copied and distributed in the Thirteen Colonies.       The Intolerable Acts were punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party. The laws were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in the Tea Party protest in reaction to changes in taxation by the British to the detriment of colonial goods. In ...more

  • 1/8 Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774-1776, by Richard R. Beeman @PennHistory @Penn

    May 11 2020

    Image: Allyn Cox Mural in oil on Canvas 1973-1974 Great Experiment Hall Cox Corridors Delegates from twelve of the thirteen colonies that would ultimately join in the American Revolutionary War met from September 5 to October 26, 1774 at Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia to discuss responses to increased British oppression. This convention, the First Continental Congress, formally declared that colonists should have the same rights as Englishmen; they also agreed to form the Continental Associati...more

  • A Noble Cause: 4 of 4: American Battlefield Victories in Vietnam Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Douglas Niles (Author), Brian O'Neill (Narrator), Recorded Books (Publisher)

    May 11 2020

    Photo: Da Nang AB in the late 1960sU.S. Air Force photo - 142nd Fighter Wing Gallery This picture of the Da Nang ramp shows F-4 Phantoms of the 366th TFW, the "Gunfighters". Revetments, like these at Da Nang AB, provided some protection against mortar and rocket attacks. Permission details This image or file is a work of a U.S. Air Force Airman or employee, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image or file is in the public domai...more