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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

  • Why Science Does Not Disprove God: 4 of 4: Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Amir Aczel (Author), Grover Gardner (Narrator), HarperAudio (Publisher)

    Feb 27 2020

    Photo: xpulsion from Paradise, painting by James Tissot (c. 1896-1902) James Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836 - 1902) (French) Details of artist on Google Art Project - igGZ-wF6_0XnlQ at Google Cultural Institute maximum zoom level Public Domain File:James Jacques Joseph Tissot - Adam and Eve Driven From Paradise - Google Art Project.jpg Created: c. 1896-1902 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Why Science Does Not Disprove God: 4 of 4: ...more

  • Why Science Does Not Disprove God: 3 of 4: Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Amir Aczel (Author), Grover Gardner (Narrator), HarperAudio (Publisher)

    Feb 27 2020

    Photo:The Expulsion illustrated in the English Caedmon manuscript, c. 1000 CEView author information Public Domain File:CaedmonManuscriptPage46Illust.jpg  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Why Science Does Not Disprove God: 3 of 4:  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Amir Aczel (Author), Grover Gardner (Narrator), HarperAudio (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/Why-Science-Does-Not-Disprove-dp-B00IA68UCG/dp/B00IA68UCG/ref=mt_audio_down...more

  • Why Science Does Not Disprove God: 2 of 4: Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Amir Aczel (Author), Grover Gardner (Narrator), HarperAudio (Publisher)

    Feb 27 2020

    Photo: The Garden of Eden by Lucas Cranach der Ältere, a 16th-century German depiction of Eden Lucas Cranach the Elder - The Yorck Project (2002) 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei (DVD-ROM), distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH. ISBN: 3936122202.  Public Domain File:Lucas Cranach d. Ä. 035.jpg http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Why Science Does Not Disprove God: 2 of 4:  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Amir Aczel (Author), Grov...more

  • Why Science Does Not Disprove God: 1 of 4: Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Amir Aczel (Author), Grover Gardner (Narrator), HarperAudio (Publisher)

    Feb 27 2020

    Photo: The Garden of Eden with the Fall of Man by Jan Brueghel the Elder and Pieter Paul Rubens, depicting both domesticand exotic wild animals such as tigers, parrots and ostriches co-existing in the garden Peter Paul Rubens - www.geheugenvannederland.nl : Home : Info : Pic Public Domain File:Jan Brueghel de Oude en Peter Paul Rubens - Het aards paradijs met de zondeval van Adam en Eva.jpg http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Why S...more

  • The Swamp Fox:4 of 4: Lessons in Leadership from the Partisan Campaigns of Francis Marion Hardcover – November 15, 2012 by Scott D. Aiken (Author)

    Feb 27 2020

    Photo: General Horatio Gates, portrait by Gilbert Stuart Gilbert Stuart - Downloaded from The Athenaeum original is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Oil painting of Continental Army general Horatio Gates. Public Domain File:HoratioGatesByStuart.jpeg Created: between 1793 and 1794 date QS:P,+1793-00-00T00:00:00Z/8,P1319,+1793-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1326,+1794-00-00T00:00:00Z/9 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Swamp Fox:4 of 4: ...more

  • The Swamp Fox:3 of 4: Lessons in Leadership from the Partisan Campaigns of Francis Marion Hardcover – November 15, 2012 by Scott D. Aiken (Author)

    Feb 27 2020

    Photo: Battle of Camden initial dispositions and movements, 16 August 1780History Department, United States Military Academy - http://www.dean.usma.edu/history/web03/atlases/american%20revolution/ARGIFS/CamdenBattle.gif Battle of Camden http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Swamp Fox:3 of 4:  Lessons in Leadership from the Partisan Campaigns of Francis Marion Hardcover – November 15, 2012 by Scott D. Aiken (Author) https://www.ama...more

  • The Swamp Fox: 2 of 4: Lessons in Leadership from the Partisan Campaigns of Francis Marion Hardcover – November 15, 2012 by Scott D. Aiken (Author)

    Feb 27 2020

    Photo: General Marion Inviting a British Officer to Share His Meal by John Blake White; his slave Oscar Marion kneels at the left of the group. John Blake White - http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/art/common/image/Painting_33_00002.htm "General Marion Inviting a British Officer to Share His Meal", John Blake White Public Domain File:General Marion.jpg Created: between 1830 and 1837 date QS:P571,+1830-00-00T00:00:00Z/8,P1319,+1830-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1326,+1837-00-00T00:00:00Z/9 http://JohnBa...more

  • The Swamp Fox:1 of 4: Lessons in Leadership from the Partisan Campaigns of Francis Marion Hardcover – November 15, 2012 by Scott D. Aiken (Author)

    Feb 27 2020

    Photo: Francis Marion (c. 1732 – February 27, 1795) was a military officer who served in the American Revolutionary War.Anonymous - James Dabney McCabe (1876) The Centennial Book of American Biography, P. W. Ziegler & Company, Philadelphia Public Domain File:Francis Marion 001.jpg Created: 31 December 1875 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Swamp Fox:1 of 4:  Lessons in Leadership from the Partisan Campaigns of Francis Mario...more

  • The economics of an epidemic. @ChristineMcDaniels @Mercatus

    Feb 27 2020

    Photo: Four Horsemen of the ApocalypseObject typepaintingDescriptionРусский: Воины АпокалипсисаEnglish: Four Horsemen of Apocalypse, by Viktor Vasnetsov. Painted in 1887.Українська: Віктор Васнецов, «Чотири вершники Апокаліпсиса», 1887 рік.Date1887MediumХолст, маслоDimensions72 x 136 смCollectionГосударственный центральный музей музыкальной культуры им. М.И.Глинки, МоскваAccession numberНомер по ГИК (КП): КП-10525Инвентарный номер: 3413/IISource/Photographerhttp://lj.rossia.org/users/john_petrov...more

  • SpaceX capitalizes. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Feb 27 2020

    Photo: English: Fifth Avenue, New York 1900Date | 21 January 2013, 05:41:56Source | http://www.pinterest.com/pin/399905641881859169/Author | Unknown | This media file is in the public domain  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowSpaceX capitalizes. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

  • Prince Harry aims to make lots of money & What is to be done? @JosephnSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Feb 27 2020

    Photo: Capture of Chusan, July 1840Thomas Allom, from a sketch by Lt. White, Royal Marines. Engraved by E. Brandard. - Thomas Allom; G. N. Wright (1843). China, in a Series of Views, Displaying the Scenery, Architecture, and Social Habits of That Ancient Empire. Volume 1. London: Fisher, Son, & Co. p. 91. Capture of Ting-hai, Chusan. Public Domain File:Capture of Ting-hai.jpg Created: Published 1843 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @Batchel...more

  • Mars quakes alive. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Feb 27 2020

    Photo:  Target: Mars Views: 472 Full-Res TIFF: PIA23515.tif Full-Res JPG: PIA23515.jpg Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowMars quakes alive. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

  • PRC prestige fails at the Covid-19 fail. 2 of 2: Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs.

    Feb 26 2020

    Photo: 1741personContributorsDu Halde, J.-B. (Jean-Baptiste), 1674-1743, AuthorVan der Gucht, Gerard, 1696-1776, EngraverNew York Public Libraryhttp://digitalcollections.nypl.org/copyrightCopyright infoPublic Domain http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowPRC prestige fails at the Covid-19 fail. 2 of 2: Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs.Global Event: Managing the PRC Implosion   Analysis. By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defe...more

  • PRC prestige fails at the Covid-19 fail. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs.

    Feb 26 2020

    Photo: English: "Chinese Money-changers": Various people milling around a money changer's in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, c. 1840.Date | 1851Source | Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China during the Years 1844–5–6.Author | Anonymous | This work is in the public domain http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowPRC prestige fails at the Covid-19 fail. 1 of 2: Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs.Global Event: Managing the PRC Implosion   ...more

  • Iran and China suffer Covid-19 because of bad governance. @JedBabbin @WashingtonTimes

    Feb 26 2020

    Photo: Authors:  Wright, G. Frederick (George Frederick), 1838-1921Subjects:  Bible and sciencePublisher:  Oberlin, O. : Bibliotheca Sacra CompanyContributing Library:  Princeton Theological Seminary LibraryDigitizing Sponsor:  Princeton Theological Seminary LibraryView 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 Appearing Before Image:d...more

  • #TheScalaReport: What is the Covid-19 damage to the global tech supply chain & What is to be done? Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com #ScalaAPS @STRATACACHE

    Feb 26 2020

    Photo: Русский: Борис Константинович Билинский ...Deutsch: Von Boris Bilinsky gestaltetes Plakat für den UFA-Film Metropolis von Fritz Lang, hier in einer französisch-sprachigen VarianteDate | 1927Source | InternetAuthor | Boris Konstantinowitsch Bilinski | This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or fewer. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter:...more

  • In Iran, two holy cities infected; regime refuses to release statistics. @AhmadObali , @Obali_Duman , #GunazTv

    Feb 26 2020

    Image: A carpet from the holy city of Mashhad Ahmad Obali, founder of Gunaz TV in Chicago; broadcasts two hours a day to Iran, is now an enemy of the state; in re: In Azeri Iran, three people passing through to Turkey tested positive; that border then closed.  More important, what’s happening in Qom, where it looks as though the deaths could be many more than the regime is letting out. A parliamentary deputy said 50 people have died in Qom, alone.  The regime so far has accepted 15 deaths; no in...more

  • Whoever is the focus of a “Stop ___” campaign is the winner. Bill Whalen @Hooverwhalen

    Feb 26 2020

    Image: Bill Whalen, Hoover Area 45 podcasts; in re:.  “Bernie will lose to Trump; then, between gerrymandering and appointing judges, we’ll live with this catastrophe for the next twenty or thirty years.”—M Bloomberg.  This is where the GOP was in 2016, when most of them wanted to stop Trump.  Buttigieg said the same things, as did Amy Klobuchar. People who support Sanders will just tune it all out.  Whoever is the focus of a “Stop ____” campaign is the winner. Need 15% or above in each of the C...more

  • Bloomberg unable to speak well of the 100,00-plus jobs he’s created. @LizPeek

    Feb 26 2020

    Image:  Bloomberg with President George W. Bush in 2003 Elizabeth Peek, TheHill and Fox News; in re:  The real Mike Bloomberg is pragmatic about solving problems; however, he’s done U-turns on stop/question/and frisk; he used to speak openly about how you can’t raise taxes on the rich in New York City as they’d leave—and they have.  He’s also turned tail on labor laws as thy crush businesses and thereby lose jobs.   Everyone was shocked by his responses in the first debate, and was completely un...more

  • Covid-19 sell-off in the market @LizPeek

    Feb 26 2020

    Image: Scanning electron microscope image of SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)Elizabeth Peek, TheHill and Fox News; in re:  Covid-19 sell-off in the market. Democrats tried to claim that the root of the problem is Trump.

  • Why not prosecute Andrew McCabe? @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @WJR

    Feb 26 2020

    Photo: ate_rangeDate1907createSourceThe Metropolitan Museum of ArtlinkLinkhttp://www.metmuseum.org/copyrightCopyright infoPublic Domain Dedication (CC0) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowWhy not prosecute Andrew McCabe? @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @WJRhttps://www.nationalreview.com/2020/02/why-wasnt-andrew-mccabe-charged/

  • Two thousand petitioners attack Bill Barr & What is to be done? @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @WJR

    Feb 26 2020

    Photo: A Session of the Painting Jury, c. 1883. This painting was used as the cover art for the 1999 recording of Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, recorded by Philharmonia Orchestra. Henri Gervex - aQFrdhyvb8udNw at Google Cultural Institute maximum zoom level Public Domain File:Henri Gervex - A Session of the Painting Jury - Google Art Project.jpg Created: before 1885 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowTwo thousand pet...more

  • The Democrats accuse Bernie Sanders of Russian intrigue. @ChristianWhiton, @NationalInterest

    Feb 26 2020

    Photo: Русский: Ресторан гостиницы «Савой», 1930-е годыDate | 1930s Source | https://russiainphoto.ru/search/photo/?year_to=1941&year_from=1918&author_ids=524&page=1&index=5Author | Михаил Григорьевич Прехнер (1911, Варшава — 1941, Таллин) |  | This work is in the public domain in Russia http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe Democrats accuse Bernie Sanders of Russian intrigue. @ChristianWhiton, @NationalInterest

  • Covid-19 in flu season: the search for a universal vaccine. @HenryIMiller @PacificResearch

    Feb 26 2020

    Photo:  Kitchen of the No. 4 Field Hospital at Frere (20 km north of Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal) during the Second Boer War. Photograph by Frederick Treves from his book The Tale of a Field Hospital (1900). Description under the photograph reads:THE KITCHEN OF THE FIELD HOSPITAL.The cross-shaped ditch cut in the ground takes the kettles according to the way of the wind. The ambulance train has drawn up.Русский: Кухня 4-го полевого госпиталя, расположенного на станции Фрир (20 км севернее Эсткорта),...more

  • "Indiana" Hoenlein and the Lost Egyptian anchor. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @ThadMcCotter

    Feb 25 2020

    Photo: Replica of a ship that may have been similar to the sort whose ancient stone anchor has just been found.http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow"Indiana" Hoenlein and the Lost Egyptian anchor. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres..  ..  ..  *Permissions:  ספינת הרפליקה של הספינה העתיקה במעגן מיכאל בהפלגה ראשונה במפרץ חיפה .Date | 28 December 2016, 12:16:35Source | אלכס יפרמוב חיפהAuthor | אלכס יפרמוב חיפהPermission(Reusing this file) | Th...more

  • The attack tunnels of Lebanon. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres@ThadMcCotter

    Feb 25 2020

    Photo: Smuggling tunnel in Rafah, 2009: extremely primitive compared to what has just been found on the Lebanon-Israel borderhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe attack tunnels of Lebanon. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres@ThadMcCotter..*Permissions:   | Description | English: Smuggling Tunnel, Rafah, Gaza Strip | Date | 2009   Source | https://www.flickr.com/photos/anarkistix/3464809713 | Author | Marius Arnesen  Licensing:  This file...more

  • The dangers of an uneducated young electorate. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter

    Feb 25 2020

    Photo:  Hercules Protects Painting from Ignorance and Envy by Andries Cornelis Lens (1739–1822)http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe dangers of an uneducated young electorate. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter

  • What can Bloomberg say to stop Bernie? @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter

    Feb 25 2020

    Image:  Bernie is the mirror-image of Trumphttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowWhat can Bloomberg say to stop Bernie? @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter

  • Hong Kong demands Aussie journalist’s password; fails. @Michael_Yon

    Feb 25 2020

    Image: ". . . when one police officer was infected, some insurgents went to his Mong Kok station house and drank Champagne and Corona beer."  D: Michael Yon, East Asia reporter now in Chang Mai, in re:  Thailand also is covering up the numbers of those afflicted with Covid-19. Hong Kong visitors are much focussed on buying enough (or perhaps too much) toilet paper. Abuse there by the Carrie Lam administration.  Weeks ago, a taxi driver with zero connection to Mainland was positive for the virus...more

  • Standing Committee political hacks disdain protecting Chinese people. @GordonGChang

    Feb 25 2020

    Image: Great Hall of the People, where the Chinese National People's Congress convenes Production in China: sending people back to work early will prolong the epidemic. Xi admits an obvious failure of governance. On the day after our broadcast on the flu, a Standing Committee meeting that didn’t even mention the virus at all. Party unwilling to talk about it—Communist Party secrecy.  Not a positive,  Xi Jinping will face a lot of problems in the future. His number one priority is to control the ...more

  • State Dept grovels: “reduction in violence” in Afghanistan. Tom Joscelyn @thomasjoscelyn ; @BillRoggio

    Feb 25 2020

    Image:  Old State Department building in Washington, D.C., c. 1865Tom Joscelyn, Long War Journal and FDD; and Bill Roggio, Long War Journal and FDD; in re:  AQAP.  Knuckled under to accept this “Reduction in violence,” a State Dept trope: meaningless. Taliban say they’d quit doing major attacks or killing too many Americans at once,  No extant metric to measure. Frankly, you either have a cease-fire, or don’t.   Taliban refused a cease-fire, so State knuckled under to accepting this meaningless ...more

  • New York Times honors Taliban. Tom Joscelyn @thomasjoscelyn ; @BillRoggio

    Feb 25 2020

    Image: New York Times honors Taliban.  Tom Joscelyn @thomasjoscelyn ; @BillRoggio 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: Sirajuddin Haqqani: father and relatives are notorious in Taliban and al Qaeda. New York Times published an op-ed by him; it’s almost certainly disinformation. He blames the US for 9/11, for the Afghan fighting, and everything that’s occurred since 9/1...more

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

    Feb 25 2020

    Image: Political cartoon on the Perdicaris affairAll the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt, by John Taliaferro.  Joe Barrett (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher) Audible Audiobook–Unabridged   https://www.amazon.com/All-Great-Prizes-Lincoln-Roosevelt/dp/B00DL1F6P4/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=    From secretary to Abraham Lincoln to secretary of state for Theodore Roosevelt, John Hay remained a major figure in American history for more than h...more

  • 3/4 All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt, by John Taliaferro. Joe Barrett (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher) Audible Audiobook–Unabridged

    Feb 25 2020

    Image: Caricature of Hay in Vanity Fair 1897  All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt, by John Taliaferro.  Joe Barrett (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher) Audible Audiobook–Unabridged   https://www.amazon.com/All-Great-Prizes-Lincoln-Roosevelt/dp/B00DL1F6P4/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=    From secretary to Abraham Lincoln to secretary of state for Theodore Roosevelt, John Hay remained a major figure in American history for more than hal...more

  • 2/4 All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt, by John Taliaferro. Joe Barrett (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher) Audible Audiobook–Unabridged

    Feb 25 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 (London) Aug 23, 1899 by J. S. Pughe  All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt, by John Taliaferro.  Joe Barrett (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher) Audible Audi...more

  • 1/4 All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt, by John Taliaferro. Joe Barrett (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher) Audible Audiobook–Unabridged

    Feb 25 2020

    Image: John Hay in portrait by John Singer SargentAll the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt, by John Taliaferro.  Joe Barrett (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher) Audible Audiobook–Unabridged   https://www.amazon.com/All-Great-Prizes-Lincoln-Roosevelt/dp/B00DL1F6P4/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=    From secretary to Abraham Lincoln to secretary of state for Theodore Roosevelt, John Hay remained a major figure in American history for more than ...more

  • 4/4 All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy Since the 1960s, by Robert O. Self (@RobertSelfNotes)

    Feb 24 2020

    Image: Levitating the Pentagon by prayer and will:  Members of the military police keep back protesters during their sit-in at the Pentagon. (U.S. Military/NARA/Wikimedia Commons)All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy Since the 1960s, by Robert O. Self.  Paperback – September 17, 2013 In the 1960s, Lyndon Johnson's Great Society and War on Poverty promised an array of federal programs to assist working-class families. In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan declared the GOP the party of "f...more

  • 3/4 All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy Since the 1960s, by Robert O. Self (@RobertSelfNotes)

    Feb 24 2020

    Image: Phyllis Schlafly with Ronald Reagan in 1987All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy since the 1960s, by Robert O. Self.  Paperback – September 17, 2013 In the 1960s, Lyndon Johnson's Great Society and War on Poverty promised an array of federal programs to assist working-class families. In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan declared the GOP the party of "family values" and promised to keep government out of Americans' lives. Again and again, historians have sought to explain the nat...more

  • 2/4 All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy since the 1960s, by Robert O. Self (@RobertSelfNotes)

    Feb 24 2020

    Image: Shirley Chisholm, future member of the U.S. House of Representatives (D-NY), announcing her candidacy. All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy Since the 1960s, by Robert O. Self.  Paperback – September 17, 2013 In the 1960s, Lyndon Johnson's Great Society and War on Poverty promised an array of federal programs to assist working-class families. In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan declared the GOP the party of "family values" and promised to keep government out of Americans' live...more

  • 1/4 All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy Since the 1960s, by Robert O. Self

    Feb 24 2020

    IImage: President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy Since the 1960s, by Robert O. Self.  Paperback – September 17, 2013 In the 1960s, Lyndon Johnson's Great Society and War on Poverty promised an array of federal programs to assist working-class families. In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan declared the GOP the party of "family values" and promised to keep government out of Americans' lives. Again and again, historians have sought to expl...more

  • 4/4 The New Deal: A Modern History, by Michael Hiltzik @hiltzikm.

    Feb 24 2020

    Image: Works Progress Administration (WPA) poster promoting the LaGuardia Airport project (1937)The New Deal: A Modern History, by Michael Hiltzik.  Traber Burns (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged https://www.amazon.com/New-Deal-Modern-History/dp/B005QXF6Q4/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= New York Times best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Hiltzik tells the epic story of the New Deal through the outsiz...more

  • 3/4 The New Deal: A Modern History, by Michael Hiltzik @hiltzikm.

    Feb 24 2020

    Image:  Of 1933,  Walter Lippmann famously noted:  “At the end of February we were a congeries of disorderly panic-stricken mobs and factions. In the hundred days from March to June we became again an organized nation confident of our power to provide for our own security and to control our own destiny.” Here: Rexford G Tugwell (“Rex”), a major figure in the New Deal.The New Deal: A Modern History, by Michael Hiltzik.  Traber Burns (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher). Audible Audioboo...more

  • 2/4 The New Deal: A Modern History, by Michael Hiltzik @hiltzikm.

    Feb 24 2020

    Image:  Harry Hopkins talks with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at Saki before setting out to Yalta.  The New Deal: A Modern History, by Michael Hiltzik.  Traber Burns (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged https://www.amazon.com/New-Deal-Modern-History/dp/B005QXF6Q4/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= New York Times best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Hiltzik tells the epic story of the New Deal throug...more

  • 1/4 The New Deal: A Modern History, by Michael Hiltzik @hiltzikm.

    Feb 24 2020

    Image: Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt with their first two children, 1908The New Deal: A Modern History, by Michael Hiltzik.  Traber Burns (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridgedhttps://www.amazon.com/New-Deal-Modern-History/dp/B005QXF6Q4/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= New York Times best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Hiltzik tells the epic story of the New Deal through the outsized personalities of the p...more

  • The War Below: 4 of 4: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan Audible Audiobook – Unabridged James Scott (Author), Donald Corren (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

    Feb 24 2020

    Photo: USS Bowfin (SS-287) is a fleet attack submarine that fought in the Pacific during WWII, and helped to make famous the term, “Silent Service.” Bowfin was launched on 7 December 1942, exactly one year to the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. She was nicknamed the Pearl Harbor Avenger, so it is fitting that she is permanently homeported at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.Date11 November 2013, 10:09SourceUSS Bowfin Submarine.AuthorBernard Spragg. NZ from Christchurch, New ZealandCamera location21° 2...more

  • The War Below: 3 of 4: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan Audible Audiobook – Unabridged James Scott (Author), Donald Corren (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

    Feb 24 2020

    Photo: Photograph of Makin Island taken from USS Nautilus during the raid on the island in August 1942.View author information Public Domain File:MakinRaidPeriscope.jpg Uploaded: 2007-04-03 01:23:14 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The War Below: 3 of 4: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan Audible Audiobook – Unabridged James Scott (Author), Donald Corren (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)https://www.amazo...more

  • The War Below: 2 of 4: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. James Scott (Author), Donald Corren (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

    Feb 24 2020

    Photo: Torpedoed Japanese destroyer Yamakaze photographed through the periscope of American submarine USS Nautilus on 25 June 1942.U.S. Navy - This media is available in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration, cataloged under the National Archives Identifier (NAID) 520769. Sinking of the Japanese destroyer Yamakaze on 25 June 1942 approximately 110 km southeast of Yokosuku, Japan, photographed through the periscope of the U.S. Navy submarine USS Nautilus (SS-168). This ...more

  • The War Below: 1 of 4: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan Audible Audiobook – Unabridged James Scott (Author), Donald Corren (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

    Feb 24 2020

    Photo: Japanese freighter Nittsu Maru sinks after being torpedoed by USS Wahoo on 21 March 1943.View author information Public Domain File:Wahoo-periscope-view.jpg Uploaded: 2007-10-14 23:22:35 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The War Below: 1 of 4: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan Audible Audiobook – Unabridged James Scott (Author), Donald Corren (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)https://www.amazon.com...more

  • Treasures of the low-carbon future: 2 of 2: & What is to be done? Saleem Ali, Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment, University of Delaware, Dept. of Geography & Joseph R. Biden Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration

    Feb 23 2020

    Photo: Henry M. Sarvant  (1860–1940)  TitleEnglish: Mining operation showing miner and equipment, Yukon Territory, 1900DescriptionEnglish: Caption with image: Stafford-Williams- Clark Shaft, 1900 PH Coll 35.557 Klondike Gold RushSubjects (LCTGM): Gold miners--Yukon; Gold mining--Yukon; Gold mining equipment--YukonSubjects (LCSH): Gold mines and mining--YukonDepicted placeYukonDate1900http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowTreasures of the...more

  • Treasures of the low-carbon future: 1 of 2: & What is to be done? Saleem Ali, Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment, University of Delaware, Dept. of Geography & Joseph R. Biden Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration

    Feb 23 2020

    Photo: Placer gold-mining, Korea, c1900; /355. The passing of Korea (book)Date27 July 2010, 13:59 (UTC)SourceThe_passing_of_Korea.djvuAuthorThe_passing_of_Korea.djvu: Homer Hulbert.Original uploader was Ryuch at en.wikisourcederivative work:  — billinghurst sDrewthPermission(Reusing this file)This work is in the public domainhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowTreasures of the low-carbon future: 1 of 2:  & What is to be done? Salee...more

  • Atlantic: 2 of 2: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms,and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Simon Winchester (Author, Narrator), HarperAudio (Publisher)

    Feb 23 2020

    Photo: The Fra Mauro map, "considered the greatest memorial of medieval cartography" according to Roberto Almagià[26] is a map made between 1457 and 1459 by the Venetian monk Fra Mauro. It is a circular planisphere drawn on parchment and set in a wooden frame, about two meters in diameter.View author information Public Domain File:FraMauroDetailedMapInverted.jpg http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Atlantic: 2 of 2: Great Sea Battles...more

  • Atlantic: 1 of 2: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms,and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Simon Winchester (Author, Narrator), HarperAudio (Publisher)

    Feb 23 2020

    Photo: Map of the world produced in 1689 by Gerard van Schagen. en:Gerard van Schagen - This image is made up of six separate images downloaded from Helmink.com and stitched together. World map - Produced in Amsterdam First edition : 1689. Original size : 48.3 x 56.0 cm. Produced using copper engraving. Extremely rare set of maps, only known in one other example in the Amsterdam University. No copies in American libraries. In original hand color. Permission details Public DomainView more Publ...more

  • 4/4 Rothstein, by David Pietrusza @DPietrusza

    Feb 23 2020

    Image:  Contemporary photo of the Park Central Hotel (Seventh Avenue and 55 St), where, on November 4, 1928, Rothstein was shot and mortally wounded during a business meeting.Rothstein, by David Pietrusza. Grover Gardner (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher).  Paperback – September 13, 2011 https://www.amazon.com/Rothstein/dp/B0002P0D0K/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=   The model for The Great Gatsby's Meyer Wolfsheim and Nathan Detroit from Guys and Dolls, Arnold R...more

  • 3/4 Rothstein, by David Pietrusza @DPietrusza

    Feb 23 2020

    Image:  Rothstein became the first to illegally import Scotch whiskey in his own fleet of trans-Atlantic freighters. Legend here: "Who does not love wine, wife and song, will be a fool for his lifelong!"Rothstein, by David Pietrusza. Grover Gardner (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher).  Paperback – September 13, 2011 https://www.amazon.com/Rothstein/dp/B0002P0D0K/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=   The model for The Great Gatsby's Meyer Wolfsheim and Nathan Detroit f...more

  • 2/4 Rothstein, by David Pietrusza @DPietrusza

    Feb 23 2020

    Image:  Rothstein owned a racehorse named Sporting Blood, which won the 1921 Travers Stakes under suspicious circumstances.  Here: the main Saratoga race track in 1907.Rothstein, by David Pietrusza. Grover Gardner (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher).  Paperback – September 13, 2011 https://www.amazon.com/Rothstein/dp/B0002P0D0K/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=   The model for The Great Gatsby's Meyer Wolfsheim and Nathan Detroit from Guys and Dolls, Arnold Rothstei...more

  • 1/4 Rothstein, by David Pietrusza @DPietrusza

    Feb 23 2020

    Image:  Arnold Rothstein (January 17, 1882 – November 5, 1928), New York businessman and gambler who became a famous kingpin of the Jewish mafiaRothstein, by David Pietrusza. Grover Gardner (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher).  Paperback – September 13, 2011 https://www.amazon.com/Rothstein/dp/B0002P0D0K/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=   The model for The Great Gatsby's Meyer Wolfsheim and Nathan Detroit from Guys and Dolls, Arnold Rothstein was an underworld geni...more

  • Water on Jupiter; Robert Zimmerman

    Feb 23 2020

    Image:  Artist's impression of a class II planet with water vapor clouds, as seen from a hypothetical large moon with surface liquid water Robert Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com, in re: Water on Jupiter.Permissions:   Description | English: Extrasolar planet Upsilon Andromedae d lies in the habitable zone and if it has moons large enough, they may be able to support liquid water, as the image shows. On the horizon of this hypothetical earth-like moon can be seen Upsilon Andromedae d, possibly a cl...more

  • China gambles on the Long March 5 ; Robert Zimmerman

    Feb 23 2020

    Image:  Long March 3B launch Robert Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com, in re: China gambles on the Long March 5

  • LA is a homeless mental ward; a massive healthcare crisis;

    Feb 23 2020

    Image:  LA, San Julian Street south of 5th Street. Permissions*: see below. Jeff Bliss, Pacific Watch, in re:  LA is a homeless mental ward; a massive healthcare crisis. *Permissions:  Description | Skid Row, Los Angeles Date | 3 September 2006 (original upload date) Source | Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons. Author | Jorobeq at English Wikipedia Licensing / ‪Jorobeq‪ at English Wikipedia, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publishes it under the following license:  This file is l...more

  • Barr is the integrity of the Republic; @DanHenninger

    Feb 23 2020

    Image:  Barr is sworn in as Attorney General by Chief Justice John Roberts in 2019.  Dan Henninger, WSJ Wonder Land column & editorial board, in re: Barr is the integrity of the Republic

  • A Copernican castle on Venus or Saturn—perhaps @Rand_Simberg @Simberg_Space & Dr. David Livingston @SpaceShow

    Feb 22 2020

    Image:  Pink skies and mysterious liquid for a moat. (Here: Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England, is surrounded by a water-filled moat.)Hotel Mars, episode n. Rand Simberg, aerospace engineer and author of Safe Is Not an Option: Overcoming the Futile Obsession with ‘Getting Everyone Back Alive’ That Is Killing Our Expansion into Space; & David Livingston, the Space Show; in re: Space law.  Conflict  between the 1967 Outer Space Treaty and the 1979 Moon treaty.  Can you own property in space...more

  • Real estate market in outer space? @Rand_Simberg @Simberg_Space & Dr. David Livingston @SpaceShow

    Feb 22 2020

    Image: Location, location, location.  Part of the Hubble Ultra-Deep Field image showing a typical section of space containing galaxies interspersed by deep vacuum. Given the finite speed of light, this view covers the past 13 billion years of the history of outer space. Hotel Mars, episode n. Rand Simberg & David Livingston, in re: Space law.  Conflict  between the 1967 Outer Space Treaty and the 1979 Moon treaty.  Can you own property in space?  The Outer Space Treaty indirectly suggests th...more

  • “Venezuela Puts the Crypt in Cryptocurrency” Mary O’Grady @MaryAnastasiaOG

    Feb 22 2020

    Image:  A Venezuelan palafito like the ones seen by Amerigo Vespucci.  Stilt houses are houses raised on piles over the surface of the soil or a body of water. They’re built primarily as protection against flooding, and also keep out vermin. The shady space under the house can be used for work or storage. (Venezuela means “little Venice.)Mary Anastasia O’Grady, WSJ, Americas column, in re: Venezuela, the failed state.

  • Busting up Puerto Rico’s political racket with good governance; with Mary O’Grady @MaryAnastasiaOG

    Feb 22 2020

    Image:  Map of the departments of Puerto Rico during Spanish provincial times (1886). Mary Anastasia O’Grady, WSJ, Americas column, in re: Puerto Rico

  • Rescuing the Electoral College from the Demos: 2 of 2: @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

    Feb 22 2020

    Photo: The Plague of Athens (c. 1652–1654) by Michiel SweertsMichiel Sweerts - Image: http://collections.lacma.org/sites/default/files/remote_images/piction/ma-31770455-O3.jpg Gallery: http://collections.lacma.org/node/183358 archive copyHolland Paintings Gift of The Ahmanson Foundation (AC1997.10.1) European Painting Currently on public view: Ahmanson Building, floor 3 The painting is believed to be referring to the plague of Athens or have elements from it (i.e. as per Plague in an Ancient Cit...more

  • Rescuing the Electoral College from the Demos. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

    Feb 22 2020

    Photo: Phidias Showing the Frieze of the Parthenon to Pericles, Aspasia, Alcibiades and Friends, by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1868, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery Lawrence Alma-Tadema - Unknown Permission details This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: This work is in the public domainin its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term i...more

  • #NewAmericanCivilWar: 2 of 2: Regicide murders sleep. Michael Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis

    Feb 22 2020

    Photo: Charles (in the dock with his back to the viewer) facing the High Court of Justice, 1649[262]Uncredited engraver - "The Phelps Family of America and their English Ancestors" by Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps and Andrew T. Servin (Eagle Publishing Company of Pittsfield, Massachusetts) 1899. Volume 1. Between pages 54 and 55. [1]Engraving from "Nalson's Record of the Trial of Charles I" in the British Museum. Plate 2 from A True copy of the journal of the High Court of Justice for the tryal of...more

  • #NewAmericanCivilWar: 1 of 2: Regicide murders sleep. Michael Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis

    Feb 22 2020

    Engraving: Lady Macbeth, Macbeth and the Murder of Duncan (Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act II, Scene II)1825–40;  by Charles Rolls (see below)  #NewAmericanCivilWar: 1 of 2: Regicide murders sleep. Michael Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis..Photo:  Photo: Henry Corbould  (1787–1844)  William Shakespeare  (–1616)    Creator:Charles RollsTitleLady Macbeth, Macbeth and the Murder of Duncan (Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act II, Scene II)DescriptionPrint; PrintsDate1825–40MediumEtching and engravingDimensionsSheet: 3 7/16 ×...more

  • Eureka! Molecular oxygen at 560 millón light years. Ken Croswell @ScienceNews

    Feb 22 2020

    Photo: The extraordinary galaxy UGC 8058, also known as Markarian 231, was discovered in 1969 as part of a survey searching for galaxies with strong ultraviolet radiation. It has long tidal tails and a disturbed shape. Results from the first spectrum showed clear signs of the presence of a powerful quasar in the center that made Markarian 231 unique in the Markarian sample. Markarian 231 has maintained its reputation as an exceptional object since those early observations and continues to be a f...more

  • #TheScalaReport: Who owns Huawei & What is to be done? Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com #ScalaAPS @STRATACACHE

    Feb 22 2020

    Photo:  Photo of Mao Zedong, ca. 1910s, from Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung,Date | circa 1910sSource | Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung ("The Little Red Book")Author | The people's Republic of China Printing OfficePermission(Reusing this file) | Public Domain | This image is now in the public domain http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow#TheScalaReport: Who owns Huawei & What is to be done?  Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com  ...more

  • POTUS polls surge & What is to be done? @DevinNunes

    Feb 22 2020

    Photo: Conservatives in 1900 ridiculed Bryan's eclectic platform.William Allen Rogers (1854-1931) - Harpers Weekly magazine cover USA 1900 Harpers Weekly magazine cover USA 1900 Political cartoon shows William Jennings Bryan stands with a hammer and pot of glue beside a bizarre hybrid animal on a poorly constructed wheeled platform (labeled "The Fierce DEMOPOPTAM of Kansas City"), representing the Democratic Party platform in the 1900 election, as Uncle Sam looks on. Caption: "He Made It All By ...more

  • Water returns to the San Joaquin Valley. @DevinNunes

    Feb 22 2020

    Photo: Maynard DixonDescription | English: San Joaquin Valley, California-Erosion by Maynard Dixon, 1921, oil on board, 10 1/8 x 13 ½ inchesDate | 1921Source/Photographer | ArtDaily.comPermission(Reusing this file) |  | This work was never published prior to January 1, 2003, and is currently in the public domain in the United States because it meets one of the following conditions:http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowWater returns to th...more

  • The rebuilding of the Clapper-damaged DNI. @SebGorka

    Feb 21 2020

    Photo: Richard Grenell, incumbent; acting DNIhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe rebuilding of the Clapper damaged DNI. @SebGorka https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/19/politics/trump-grennell-acting-dni/index.html

  • Bloomberg pummeled. @SebGorka

    Feb 21 2020

    Photo: From a ceiling in Mike Bloomberg's London home.http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowBloomberg pummeled. @SebGorka

  • What about the ending of the power of the Commerce Clause? John Yoo, Hoover, Berkeley, @NRO

    Feb 21 2020

    Photo: Howard Chandler Christy's Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United StatesThe Commerce Clause describes an enumerated power listed in the United States Constitution (Article I, Section 8, Clause 3). The clause states that the United States Congress shall have power "[t]o regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes.http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowWhat about the...more

  • Can the Roberts Court reawaken Federalism? John Yoo, Hoover, Berkeley, @NRO

    Feb 21 2020

    Photo: http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowCan the Roberts Court reawaken Federalism? John Yoo, Hoover, Berkeley, @NRO

  • Rage against Carrie Lam; & Wuhan virus: Eurasia is closing down. @GordonGChang

    Feb 21 2020

    Image:  Quarantine operations deployed by mainland Chinese border control. Gordon Chang, Daily Beast, in re: Covid-19: Chinese reporting is spotty to nonexistent.  WHO is inadequate.  Xi remains cloistered in Beijing along with the rest of the leadership. One or more members of the Hong Kong police force is stricken with the virus, and the HK protestors are rejoicing. I read this as anarchy. Rather, across society there’s opposition to Carrie Lam for bowing to Beijing, and for keeping open the e...more

  • Bloomberg’s most brazen acquisition of votes in the history of the world. @ConradMBlack

    Feb 21 2020

    Image: Much cash.     Permissions*: see below. Conrad Black, author and publisher; NRO; in re: Bloomberg rents democracy.  The Gallup numbers for the president of the US: best ever.  “Long time coming.” We can doff our hats to the Dems for having disguised this president’s success; unprecedented efforts to block and obstruct him in ways I’m confident will be found unconstitutional.  Polls say, “63% rate the economy as excellent.”   Bloomberg’s one fine moment yesterday was calling the others’s e...more

  • China’s bind: no culture of transparency or clarity. Victor Davis Hanson @VDHanson

    Feb 21 2020

    Image:  Gold stars on a red ground Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover and NRO, in re: The existential threat of the Chinese Communist Party.  China has ejected three Wall Street Journal reporters who’ve been doing very careful and accurate reports. A first-generation,  post-industrial revolution without culture or regulations of audit or transparency;  Members of the HK police are now ill with Covid-19—and the populace are actually rejoicing in that. Xi Jinping has ordered most people to go back to wor...more

  • Bloomberg as not a brash New York wolf, but a sheep. Victor Davis Hanson @VDHanson

    Feb 21 2020

    Image:  Bloomberg as not a brash New York wolf, but a sheep.   Victor Davis Hanson @VDHanson Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover and NRO, in re: Last night’s Democratic gathering; Bloomberg’s rather unusual attitudes. Bidenesque?  The party is ready to go down in woke flames.  Everyone on stage but Bloomberg seemed to demonstrating id.  The latter was pleased to remind us that he’s a billionaire; but instead of being a brash and brassy New York wolf, he was a sheep. Was on an apology tour all night.  Wa...more

  • 2/2 John Prideaux: What makes Pete Buttigieg run and run and run.

    Feb 21 2020

    Image: John Prideaux, The Economist US political correspondent, @JohnPrideaux,  in re: Buttigieg in America

  • 1/2 John Prideaux: What makes Pete Buttigieg run and run and run.

    Feb 21 2020

    Image: John Prideaux, The Economist US political correspondent, @JohnPrideaux,  in re: Buttigieg in America

  • Wisconsin: Why the dairy farmers vote for Trump. @SalenaZito

    Feb 21 2020

    Image:   Salena Zito,  Washington Examiner, New York Post, in re: Bellwether Wisconsin, 2020

  • Pittsburgh: The most important election in 2020 @SalenaZito

    Feb 21 2020

    Image:  Salena Zito, Washington Examiner, New York Post, in re: Bellwether Pittsburgh, 2020

  • The bull market ignores Covid-19. @BrettArends @Marketwatch

    Feb 20 2020

    Photo: An aurochs bull in a cave painting in Lascaux, Francehttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe bull market ignores Covid-19. @BrettArends @Marketwatch

  • Court of world opinion of the fragile PRC. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast Jonathan Ward, author, "China's Vision of Victory."

    Feb 20 2020

    Photo: Picture of a young George Seldes for a Chicago Tribune filecard. Seldes was an American investigative journalist, foreign correspondent, editor, author, and media critic best known for the publication of the newsletter In Fact from 1940 to 1950. He used his journalism to fight injustice and justify reform. In 1922, he interviewed Vladimir Lenin, and in 1923 he was expelled from the Soviet Union, along with three colleagues, for disguising news reports as personal letters; a letter his pub...more

  • The PRC fails the supply chain. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast Curtis Ellis @AmericaFirstPolicies.org https://www.wsj.com/articles/commentary-supply-chain-risks-from-the-coronavirus-demand-immediate-action-11582054704

    Feb 20 2020

    Image:  Some (additional) descriptions for the supply chainhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe PRC fails the supply chain. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast Curits Ellis @AmericaFirstPolicies.org https://www.wsj.com/articles/commentary-supply-chain-risks-from-the-coronavirus-demand-immediate-action-11582054704

  • Wealth tax beggars the nation. @VerodeRugy Veronique de Rugy

    Feb 20 2020

    Image: http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowWealth tax beggars the nation. @VerodeRugyhttps://www.mercatus.org/publications/government-spending/revisiting-proposal-wealth-tax

  • Complete conversation with the newly elected MP from Nagorno-Karabakh. Tural Ganjaliyev. Christopher Nixon Cox.

    Feb 20 2020

    Photo: The building of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan Original architectural work: unknown Depiction: Interfase - Own photo of uploader The building of National Assembly of Azerbaijan in Baku. Public Domain File:The building of National Assembly of Azerbaijan.jpg http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowOn the Road to Baku: Complete conversation with the newly elected MP from Nagorno-Karabakh.  Tural Ganjaliyev. Christopher Nixon Co...more

  • Hong Kong hotels are in failure because of Covid-19. Michael_Yon

    Feb 20 2020

    Image:  Traditional Chinese medicine Michael Yon, Michael_Yon, East Asian reporter; in re:  Hong Kong hotels are in single-digit occupancy; travellers down over 90%. Sending staff home on unpaid, extended leave.  Not all will be able to survive in this environment; and certainly cannot service their highly-leveraged debt. Scattered small businesses won't survive.  Many of the pharmacies have been hurting since the fall, since many of their customers have been Mainlanders.  Here  in Thailand, the...more

  • Five Eyes at risk. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs

    Feb 20 2020

    Image:  The nations of the Five Eyes    Gregory Copley, Defense and Foreign Affairs, in Perth, Australia; in re:  Anent the Five Eyes: Australia has emphatically said NO to Huawei; probably also New Zealand, and definitely the US has also rejected Huawei; Canada is wobbly because Trudeau is so warmly amiable to China and Xi Jinping; Boris Johnson is ambivalent.   Five Eyes have been in trouble for some time and not known it.  The agreement has been allowed to atrophy because of the massive intel...more

  • Will the PLA navy put a base in the Philippines? James Holmes @NavalWarCollege

    Feb 20 2020

    Image:  Philippines     James Holmes, first holder of the Wylie Chair of Maritime Strategy at the Naval War College and blogger at The Naval Diplomat (https://navaldiplomat.com/), in re:  https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/us-philippines-alliance-dying-123841  Xi Jinping thinks he can simply buy off the Filipino elite, and then in effect dismantle the Philippines; 

  • Taiwan unsure of the damage done by Covid-19. Stephen Yates, 葉望輝, @YatesDCIA , @dciadvisory

    Feb 20 2020

    Image:  中華民國衛生福利部,Ministry of Health and Welfare, ROC, Stephen Yates, former deputy national security advisor to Vice President Cheney and currently CEO of DC International Advisory, in re:  Taiwan and the coronavirus epidemic. The current virus news in Taiwan about the virus: Taiwanese are vigilant, and indignant for having been excluded from international fora on the virus. However, they’ve successfully contained the spread, and their numbers seem to have plateaued.  Taiwan is economically ver...more

  • There are no vaccines imminent or even likely for Covid-19; Dr Henry Miller @henryimiller

    Feb 20 2020

    Image:  Dr Jenner performing his first vaccination on James Phipps, a boy of age 8. May 14th, 1796. Painting by Ernest Board (early 20th century).There are no vaccines imminent or even likely for Covid-19;   Dr Henry Miller @henryimiller Dr Henry Miller, Pacific Research Institute; in re: Anti-malarial drug, or stem cell medicine?  The corona virus has spikes around its edges, so needs a protein around it. Need to distinguish between drugs to treat ill people, and vaccines.  Vaccines go to huge ...more

  • Russia manipulates the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict; Brenda Shaffer (@ProfBShaffer)

    Feb 20 2020

    Image:  Coat of Arms of the Russian FederationRussia manipulates the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict; Brenda Shaffer (@ProfBShaffer) Brenda Shaffer, Georgetown University, in re:  Armenia and Azerbaijan have been consistenltly in confrontation over Nagorno-Karabakh since Christmas 1991, when Armenia invaded it. Twenty-nine years.  At the Munich Security Conference, Pashinyian and Aliyev sat on the same stage with a coordinator between them to discuss matters, including Nagorno-Karabakh. Does Armenia w...more

  • China picks a Mars landing ; Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    Feb 20 2020

    Image:  A Mars map.  This map, color-coded for minerals (CRISM) and annotated, shows a rover's traverse up to about 2010 with some nearby features noted.

  • Bezos builds a rocket factory; Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    Feb 20 2020

    Image:  Rocket is from Italian rocchetto, "bobbin". Early rocketry:  A British battalion was defeated during the Battle of Guntur by the forces of Hyder Ali, who effectively utilized Mysorean rockets and rocket artillery against the closely-massed British forces. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

  • Tales of the New Cold War: 2 of 2: Putin's Russia aims to modernize. Stephen F. Cohen @NYUniversity @Princeton eastwestaccord.com.

    Feb 19 2020

    photo: Русский: Спасо-Преображенский (Староярмарочный) соборDate | 1900s Source | http://www.museum.ru/Author | М. Дмитриев.http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowTales of the New Cold War: 2 of 2: Putin's Russia aims to modernize. Stephen F. Cohen @NYUniversity @Princeton eastwestaccord.com.https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/04/putin-has-a-multibillion-dollar-plan-to-modernize-russian-cities-a64384

  • Tales of the New Cold War: 1 of 2: Putin's Russia aims to modernize. Stephen F. Cohen @NYUniversity @Princeton eastwestaccord.com.

    Feb 19 2020

    Photo: Main road in Nizhny Novgorod, about 1900. Hauptstraße von Nischny NowgorodDate | 1905/2008Source | Aus: Hanns von Zobeltitz: Rauchware. Ein Kapitel von Pelzen und dem Pelzhandel. Velhagen & Klasings Monatshefte, XX. Jahrgang 1905/1906 1. Bd., S. 403 (from own possession)Author | unknown/--Kuerschner 20:07, 2. February 2008 (UTC)http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowTales of the New Cold War: 1 of 2: Putin's Russia aims to mode...more

  • The Zimmermann Telegram: 4 of 4: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America’s Entry into World War I Hardcover – October 15, 2012 by Thomas Boghardt (Author)

    Feb 19 2020

    Photo: 1917 political cartoon about the Zimmermann Telegramhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe Zimmermann Telegram: 4 of 4: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America’s Entry into World War I Hardcover – October 15, 2012 by Thomas Boghardt  (Author)

  • The Zimmermann Telegram: 3 of 4: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America’s Entry into World War I Hardcover – October 15, 2012 by Thomas Boghardt (Author)

    Feb 19 2020

    Photo: "Exploding in his Hands"http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Zimmermann Telegram: 3 of 4: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America’s Entry into World War I Hardcover – October 15, 2012 by Thomas Boghardt  (Author)

  • The Zimmermann Telegram: 2 of 4: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America’s Entry into World War I Hardcover – October 15, 2012 by Thomas Boghardt (Author)

    Feb 19 2020

    Photo: A portion of the Telegram as decrypted by British Naval Intelligence codebreakers. The word Arizona was not in the German codebook and thus had to be split into phonetic syllables.http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe Zimmermann Telegram: 2 of 4: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America’s Entry into World War I Hardcover – October 15, 2012 by Thomas Boghardt  (Author)

  • The Zimmermann Telegram: 1 of 4: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America’s Entry into World War I Hardcover – October 15, 2012 by Thomas Boghardt (Author)

    Feb 19 2020

    Photo: The Zimmermann Telegram as it was sent from Washington to Ambassador Heinrich von Eckardt (who was the German ambassador to Mexico)http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe Zimmermann Telegram: 1 of 4: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America’s Entry into World War I Hardcover – October 15, 2012 by Thomas Boghardt  (Author)

  • Judy Shelton; & Fed cringes at, “Why do we need a central bank?” @josephsternberg @WSJOpinion

    Feb 19 2020

    Image: Image: Frankfurt, financial capital of Germany. Joseph Sternberg, author, The Theft of a Decade: How the Baby Boomers Stole the Millennials' Economic Future; and WSJ editorial board; in re: Judy Shelton’s nomination to the Federal Reserve Board in the Senate is under abeyance.   Where’s productivity?  Why does Judy Shelton think that even if we work as hard as we can, we can’t match the productivity of our parents’s (or grandparents’s) generation: because we need to return to some form of...more

  • Can Obama help Biden? Bill Whalen @Hooverwhalen

    Feb 19 2020

    Image:  For $350,000,000,  you can build a China­­–North Korea bridge (here, the New Yalu River Bridge; or build the Glomar Explorer (now worth billions); or the New York Marriott Marquis hotel; or film Star Wars: the Last Jedi.   *Permissions: see below    Bill Whalen, Hoover Area 45 Nuclear podcast; in re:  Pres Obama hasn't said a syllable in favor of any candidate. He won’t go down the path for his former running-mate.  1. Obama could decide that Biden is the likely candidate, so can endorse...more

  • Bernie is “authentic,” while DNC is in quicksand. @LizPeek

    Feb 19 2020

    Image:  Acoustic telephone ad, The Consolidated Telephone Co., Jersey City, New Jersey, 1886. Finally—reliable vote-counting. The National Political Report, sponsored by Scala.comIn Nevada, Plan B is to distribute iPads with a phone inside so the voters can communicate directly with the DNC. To distribute all this on such short notice is [improvident]. Their back-up plan, Plan C, is the telephone—which, in Iowa, led to many-hours’-long delays when the phone lines were overwhelmed and totally jam...more

  • China in Q1: zero growth; 90% of Americans say they're happy @LizPeek

    Feb 19 2020

    Image:  Burning tons of ren min bi against Covid-19? The National Economic Report, sponsored by Scala.comElizabeth Peek, Fox News & Fox Business, and TheHill, in re:  Apple is 5% of the S&P, so I thought because of Covid-19 the market would go down 400 points — but it was barely affected. China’s economy in Q1 will probably have zero growth; and if you throw in Hong Kong, China is really in trouble. Regime said it will round up many RMB bank notes in Wuhan and burn them.  Ninety per cent...more

  • 2/2 Arctic Mission: 90 North by Airship and Submarine, by William F. Althoff

    Feb 19 2020

    Image:  Navigator's report: Nautilus, 90°N, 19:15U, 3 August 1958, zero to North Pole. Arctic Mission: 90 North by Airship and Submarine, by William F. Althoff https://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Mission-North-Airship-Submarine/dp/1612510108   Artic Mission recounts two concurrent Navy Department penetrations of the Arctic, in 1958: one an unclassified project, the other absolutely secret. The Cold War posed alarm and threat; amid its urgencies, the International Geophysical Year of 1957-58 was under...more

  • 1/2 Arctic Mission: 90 North by Airship and Submarine, by William F. Althoff

    Feb 19 2020

    Image:  The book, itself   Arctic Mission: 90 North by Airship and Submarine, by William F. Althoff https://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Mission-North-Airship-Submarine/dp/1612510108   Artic Mission recounts two concurrent Navy Department penetrations of the Arctic, in 1958: one an unclassified project, the other absolutely secret. The Cold War posed alarm and threat; amid its urgencies, the International Geophysical Year of 1957-58 was under way. Sputnik had opened the Space Age—for Americans, a nati...more

  • 8/8 A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849, by Sidney Blumenthal. Arthur Morey (Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher). Audible Audiobook; Unabridged. #SidBlumenthal

    Feb 18 2020

    Image:  Lincoln met with his Cabinet for the first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation draft on July 22, 1862. (L-R: Edwin M. Stanton, Salmon P. Chase, Abraham Lincoln, Gideon Welles, Caleb Smith, William H. Seward, Montgomery Blair and Edward Bates) https://www.amazon.com/Self-Made-Man-Political-Abraham-1809-1849/dp/B01E0HQIX6/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=    The first of a multivolume history of Lincoln as a political genius—from his obscure beginnings to his presi...more

  • 7/8 A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849, by Sidney Blumenthal. Arthur Morey (Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher). Audible Audiobook; Unabridged. #SidBlumenthal

    Feb 18 2020

    Image: Lincoln and Johnson campaign poster https://www.amazon.com/Self-Made-Man-Political-Abraham-1809-1849/dp/B01E0HQIX6/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=    The first of a multivolume history of Lincoln as a political genius—from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, his assassination, and the overthrow of his post–Civil War dreams of Reconstruction. This first volume traces Lincoln from his painful youth, describing himself as "a slave," to his emergence as the man we ...more

  • 6/8 A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849, by Sidney Blumenthal. Arthur Morey (Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher). Audible Audiobook; Unabridged. #SidBlumenthal

    Feb 18 2020

    Image:  Lincoln and George McClellan after the Battle of Antietam in 1862 https://www.amazon.com/Self-Made-Man-Political-Abraham-1809-1849/dp/B01E0HQIX6/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=    The first of a multivolume history of Lincoln as a political genius—from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, his assassination, and the overthrow of his post–Civil War dreams of Reconstruction. This first volume traces Lincoln from his painful youth, describing himself as "a slave," ...more

  • 5/8 A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849, by Sidney Blumenthal. Arthur Morey (Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher). Audible Audiobook; Unabridged. #SidBlumenthal

    Feb 18 2020

    Image:  "The Rail Candidate"—Lincoln's 1860 candidacy is depicted as held up by the slavery issue—a slave on the left and party organization on the right. https://www.amazon.com/Self-Made-Man-Political-Abraham-1809-1849/dp/B01E0HQIX6/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=    The first of a multivolume history of Lincoln as a political genius—from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, his assassination, and the overthrow of his post–Civil War dreams of Reconstruction. This firs...more

  • 4/8 A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849, by Sidney Blumenthal. Arthur Morey (Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher). Audible Audiobook; Unabridged. #SidBlumenthal

    Feb 18 2020

    Image:  Abraham Lincoln: Oil Painting 1869 Restored https://www.amazon.com/Self-Made-Man-Political-Abraham-1809-1849/dp/B01E0HQIX6/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=    The first of a multivolume history of Lincoln as a political genius—from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, his assassination, and the overthrow of his post–Civil War dreams of Reconstruction. This first volume traces Lincoln from his painful youth, describing himself as "a slave," to his emergence as th...more

  • 3/8 A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849, by Sidney Blumenthal. Arthur Morey (Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher). Audible Audiobook; Unabridged. #SidBlumenthal

    Feb 18 2020

    Image: In the 1920s, historical markers were placed at the county lines along the route Lincoln traveled in the eighth judicial district. This example is on the border of Piatt and DeWitt counties.  Permissions*: see below. https://www.amazon.com/Self-Made-Man-Political-Abraham-1809-1849/dp/B01E0HQIX6/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=    The first of a multivolume history of Lincoln as a political genius—from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, his assassination, and th...more

  • 2/8 A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849, by Sidney Blumenthal. Arthur Morey (Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher). Audible Audiobook; Unabridged. #SidBlumenthal

    Feb 18 2020

    Image:    Sarah Lincoln, Lincoln's stepmother, after the death of Nancy Lincoln https://www.amazon.com/Self-Made-Man-Political-Abraham-1809-1849/dp/B01E0HQIX6/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=    The first of a multivolume history of Lincoln as a political genius—from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, his assassination, and the overthrow of his post–Civil War dreams of Reconstruction. This first volume traces Lincoln from his painful youth, describing himself as "a sl...more

  • 1/8 A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849, by Sidney Blumenthal. Arthur Morey (Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher). Audible Audiobook; Unabridged. #SidBlumenthal

    Feb 18 2020

    Image:  Lincoln as a boy, reading by firelight https://www.amazon.com/Self-Made-Man-Political-Abraham-1809-1849/dp/B01E0HQIX6/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=The first of a multivolume history of Lincoln as a political genius—from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, his assassination, and the overthrow of his post–Civil War dreams of Reconstruction. This first volume traces Lincoln from his painful youth, describing himself as "a slave," to his emergence as the man we r...more

  • When Britain Burned the White House: 4 of 4: The 1814 Invasion of Washington Hardcover – August 19, 2014. by Peter Snow (Author)

    Feb 18 2020

    Photo: Hoban's amended elevation of the White House (late-1793 or early-1794).James Hoban - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:HobanWHProgressDrawing.jpghttp://www.mdhs.org/explore/museum/collections/1793.html Elevation of the north side of the White House, by James Hoban, c. 1793. Progress drawing after having won the competition for architect of the White House. Collection of the Maryland Historical Society. Permission details This work is in the public domain in the United States because it...more

  • When Britain Burned the White House: 3 of 4: The 1814 Invasion of Washington Hardcover – August 19, 2014. by Peter Snow (Author)

    Feb 18 2020

    Photo: Title: The White House ("President's House") Washington, D.C. East front elevation] / B H Latrobe 1807. S.P.B.U States Abstract/medium: 1 drawing on paper : watercolor, ink, and wash ; 39 x 51 cm.Date1807SourceLibrary of CongressCatalog: https://lccn.loc.gov/97505109Image download: https://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/ppmsca/23600/23683v.jpgOriginal url: https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/97505109/AuthorLatrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, architectPermission(Reusing this file)N; o; ; k; n; o; w...more

  • When Britain Burned the White House: 2 of 4: The 1814 Invasion of Washington Hardcover – August 19, 2014. by Peter Snow (Author)

    Feb 18 2020

    Photo: Plan of the city of Washington.Weld, Isaac, 1774-1856.Stockdale, John, 1749?-1814.Library of Congresshttp://www.loc.gov/copyrightCopyright infoPublic Domainhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow When Britain Burned the White House: 2 of 4: The 1814 Invasion of Washington Hardcover – August 19, 2014.  by Peter Snow  (Author) https://www.amazon.com/When-Britain-Burned-White-House/dp/1250048281/ref=sr_1_11?keywords=white+house+snow&a...more

  • When Britain Burned the White House: 1 of 4: The 1814 Invasion of Washington Hardcover – August 19, 2014. by Peter Snow (Author)

    Feb 18 2020

    Photo: Title: Washington in 1800 Abstract/medium: 1 photographic print.Date1800SourceLibrary of CongressCatalog: https://lccn.loc.gov/90716106Image download: https://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/cph/3c00000/3c02000/3c02000/3c02054v.jpgOriginal url: https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/90716106/AuthorMiscellaneous Items in High Demand, PPOC, Library of CongressPermission(Reusing this file)No known restrictions on publication.This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and ...more

  • The Washingtons: 8 of 8: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love" Hardcover – Deckle Edge, November 3, 2015 by Flora Fraser (Author)

    Feb 17 2020

    Photo: Mount Vernon, the seat of the late President Washington1800Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate)Washington, George, 1732-1799President George Washington, 1789 – 1797New York Public Libraryhttp://digitalcollections.nypl.org/copyrightPublic Domainhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Washingtons: 8 of 8: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love" Hardcover – Deckle Edge, November 3, 2015 by Flora Fraser  (Author) https:...more

  • The Washingtons: 7 of 8: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love" Hardcover – Deckle Edge, November 3, 2015 by Flora Fraser (Author)

    Feb 17 2020

    Photo: 1804–1887)  Autres nomsVictor De Grailly; Victor DeGrailly; Victor deGraillyEnglish: Tomb at Mount VernonType d'objetpeintureGenrepaysageDescriptionMay have been wrongly attributed to William Henry Bartlett.Datevers 1840-1850 sTechnique/matériauxhuile sur toileDimensionsHauteur : 40,6 cm ; Largeur : 54,6 cmhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Washingtons: 7 of 8: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love" Har...more

  • The Washingtons: 6 of 8: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love" Hardcover – Deckle Edge, November 3, 2015 by Flora Fraser (Author)

    Feb 17 2020

    Photo: The sacred shrine of America: the tomb of Washington, Mt. Vernon, Virginia, U.S.A.1858 - 1900Washington, George, 1732-1799placeNew York Public Libraryhttp://digitalcollections.nypl.org/Public Domainhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Washingtons: 6 of 8: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love" Hardcover – Deckle Edge, November 3, 2015 by Flora Fraser  (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Washingtons-George-M...more

  • The Washingtons: 5 of 8: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love" Hardcover – Deckle Edge, November 3, 2015 by Flora Fraser (Author)

    Feb 17 2020

    Photo: Washington's Tomb, Mt. Vernon, Va.Date 1902Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate)Washington, George, 1732-1799New York Public Libraryhttp://digitalcollections.nypl.org/Public Domainhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Washingtons: 5 of 8: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love" Hardcover – Deckle Edge, November 3, 2015 by Flora Fraser  (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Washingtons-George-Martha-Friendship-Crownd/dp/0...more

  • The Washingtons: 4 of 8: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love" Hardcover – Deckle Edge, November 3, 2015 by Flora Fraser (Author)

    Feb 17 2020

    Photo: Servant's Quarters and Garden, Mt. Vernon, Va.1898 - 1930placePublic Domainhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Washingtons: 4 of 8: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love" Hardcover – Deckle Edge, November 3, 2015 by Flora Fraser  (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Washingtons-George-Martha-Friendship-Crownd/dp/0307272788/ref=sr_1_2?qid=1581902912&refinements=p_27%3AFlora+Fraser&s=books&sr=1-2 ...more

  • The Washingtons: 3 of 8: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love" Hardcover – Deckle Edge, November 3, 2015 by Flora Fraser (Author)

    Feb 17 2020

    Photo: N.W. view of the mansion of George Washington, Mount Vernon1775 - 1889Washington, George, 1732-1799collectionsIn CollectionsPresident George WashingtonPresident George Washington, 1789 – 1797New York Public Libraryhttp://digitalcollections.nypl.org/copyright Copyright info Public Domainhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Washingtons: 3 of 8: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love" Hardcover – Deckle Edge,...more

  • The Washingtons: 2 of 8: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love" Hardcover – Deckle Edge, November 3, 2015 by Flora Fraser (Author)

    Feb 17 2020

    Photo: Gen. Washington's old homestead, Mt. Vernon, Va.1858 - 1900personContributors Jarvis, J. F. (John F.) (b. 1850), PhotographerWashington, George, 1732-1799placeWashington, D.C.New York Public Libraryhttp://digitalcollections.nypl.org/copyrightCopyright infoPublic Domainhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Washingtons: 2 of 8: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love" Hardcover – Deckle Edge, November 3, 2015 ...more

  • The Washingtons: 1 of 8: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love" Hardcover – Deckle Edge, November 3, 2015 by Flora Fraser (Author)

    Feb 17 2020

    Photo: UnknownPhotographer | unknownTitle | English: Mount VernonDescription | English: Mount VernonDate | [1850s]Medium | 1 photographic print.Collection | Clements Library, University MichiganSource | [1] This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: | This work is in the public domain  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @Batch...more

  • LIFE LINCOLN: 4 of 4: An Intimate Portrait Hardcover – October 14, 2014. by The Editors of LIFE (Author). #AllenGuelzo.

    Feb 17 2020

    Photo: English: "Lincoln's Last warning: 'Now, if you don't come down, I'll cut the tree from under you.'" Cartoon on President Lincoln's provisional Emancipation Proclamation, threatening the Southern states with the abolition of slavery on January 1, 1863 in case they don't rejoin the Union by then; published in Harper's Weekly, October 11, 1862Date | 11 October 1862Source | Library of Congress website at www.loc.gov; reproduction number LC-USZ62-48218, Digital ID: cph 3a48359https://www.loc.g...more

  • LIFE LINCOLN: 3 of 4: An Intimate Portrait Hardcover – October 14, 2014. by The Editors of LIFE (Author). #AllenGuelzo.

    Feb 17 2020

    Photo: burying-union-dead-on-the-antietam-battlefield-1862-civil-war (42/63) To view or save this photo in High resolution, just click the photo to see the full image(the full image is much higher quality and not pixelated).All free photos on this site are public domain. Please consider giving a credit hyperlink to https://www.goodfreephotos.com if you use the photos on this site using the attribution code in the below box. It is not required but it'd be much appreciated. http://JohnBatchelorSho...more

  • LIFE LINCOLN: 2 of 4: An Intimate Portrait Hardcover – October 14, 2014. by The Editors of LIFE (Author). #AllenGuelzo.

    Feb 17 2020

    Photo: English: "The President's Visit to the Army of the Potomac--Arrival at the Station at Frederick." Address by President Abraham Lincoln on October 4, 1862, next to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station, South Market St., Frederick, Maryland. Station built 1855.Date | 25 October 1862Source | Harper's Weekly Magazine, Vol. VI, No. 304, p. 684, via University of Georgia LibrariesAuthor | Hamilton | This media file is in the public domain  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatc...more

  • LIFE LINCOLN: 1 of 4: An Intimate Portrait Hardcover – October 14, 2014. by The Editors of LIFE (Author). #AllenGuelzo.

    Feb 17 2020

    Photo: English: 1862 cartoon about Abraham LincolnDate | 1862Source | https://www.loc.gov/resource/lprbscsm.scsm0384/  http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/lprbscsm.scsm0384Author | Unknown | This media file is in the public domain  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow LIFE LINCOLN: 1 of 4:  An Intimate Portrait Hardcover – October 14, 2014.  by The Editors of LIFE (Author).  #AllenGuelzo. On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassina...more

  • From Orbit, Nellis AFB at Red Flag time. Tyler Rogoway @thewarzone

    Feb 16 2020

    Photo: F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets assigned to the 335th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, prepare for takeoff during Red Flag 18-1, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 30, 2018. Red Flag gives mission commanders the opportunity to lead in a contested, degraded and operationally limited environment with multi-domain assets. (U.S Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo)http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowF...more

  • Not quite retiring the First Cold War. Tyler Rogoway @thewarzone.

    Feb 16 2020

    Photo: USAF B-1B 85-084Date22 September 2002, 18:11SourceUSAF B-1B 85-084AuthorBob Adams from Amanzimtoti, South AfricaCamera location25° 48′ 50.86″ S, 28° 13′ 10.04″ E View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google EarthLicensingThis file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.You are free:to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the workto remix – to adapt the workUnder the following conditions:attribution – You must give appropriate...more

  • End of the Solar Minimal Minimum. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Feb 16 2020

    Photo: Corona sketched by José Joaquín de Ferrer during the solar eclipse of June 16, 1806 in Kinderhook, New York.From public domain book - Googlebook, Total eclipses of the sun By Mabel Loomis Todd Solar eclipse of June 16 Public Domain File:Solar eclipse 1806Jun16-Corona-Ferrer.png Created: 6 January 2010 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowEnd of the Solar Minimal Minimum. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.comhttps://behindtheblack.c...more

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    Feb 16 2020

    Photo: CZ Chinese rocketsSourcehttp://www.gpo.gov/congress/house/hr105851-html/images/4ph200.jpeAuthorThis file is lacking author information.Permission(Reusing this file)This work is in the public domainhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowLong March 5 and Covid-19 quarantine PRC. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.comhttps://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/the-impact-of-coronavirus-on-chinas-space-industry/

  • NASA Budget Busting for the Moon Landing, 2024. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Feb 16 2020

    Photo: The view through the window of the Lunar Module Orion shortly after Apollo 16's landing.NASA/John Young - Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station (full resolution) NASA photo AS16-113-18296 The view through the window of the Lunar Module Orion shortly after Apollo 16's landing on the surface of the Moon. Public Domain File:Lunar surface shortly after landing, Apollo 16.jpg Created: 31 March 1972 Location: 8° 58′ 22.84″ S, 15° 30′ 0.68″ E http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchel...more

  • Normandy '44: 8 of 8: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. James Holland (Author), John Sackville (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Feb 16 2020

    Photo:English: The British Army in Normandy 1944Priest infantry carriers move up to the front, 9 August 1944.Date | Taken on 9 August 1944Source | http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib//49/media-49197/large.jpg | This is photograph B 8908 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums. | Author | No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Wilkes (Sgt)Permission(Reusing this file) | This image was created and released by the Imperial War Museum on the IWM Non Commercial Licence. Photographs taken, ...more

  • Normandy '44: 7 of 8: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. James Holland (Author), John Sackville (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Feb 16 2020

    Photo: DescriptionEnglish: The British Army in Normandy 1944Achilles 17-pdr tank destroyers passing through Cahagnes during the advance towards Aunay-sur-Odon, 2 August 1944.Date | 1944Source | http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib//49/media-49162/large.jpg | This is photograph B 8507 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums. | Author | Gee (Sgt), No 5 Army Film & Photographic UnitPermission(Reusing this file) | This image was created and released by the Imperial War Museum on the IWM...more

  • Normandy '44: 6 of 8: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. James Holland (Author), John Sackville (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Feb 16 2020

    Photo: P-47 Thunderbolts of the 368th Fighter Group, Cardonville Airfield (A-3) France, Summer 1944.United States Army Air Forces - "History and Units of the United States Air Forces In Europe", CD-ROM compiled by GHJ Scharringa, European Aviation Histoical Society, 2004. Image source listed as United States Air Force Historical Research Agency P-47 Thunderbolts of the 368th Fighter Group, Cardonville Airfield (A-3) France, Summer 1944 Permission details USGOV-PDView more Public Domainview te...more

  • Normandy '44: 5 of 8: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. James Holland (Author), John Sackville (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Feb 16 2020

    Photo: English: The British Army in Normandy 1944Men of 10th Highland Light Infantry, 15th (Scottish) Division, move forward during Operation 'Epsom', 26 June 1944.Date | Taken on 26 June 1944Source | http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib//48/media-48901/large.jpg | This is photograph B 5986 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums. | Author | Laing (Sgt), No 5 Army Film & Photographic UnitPermission(Reusing this file) | This image was created and released by the Imperial War Museum o...more

  • Normandy '44: 4 of 8: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. James Holland (Author), John Sackville (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Feb 16 2020

    Photo: English: The British Army in Normandy 1944An abandoned German SdKfz 250/9 half-track in Le Bourg, 30 July 1944.Date1944Sourcehttp://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib//49/media-49085/large.jpgThis is photograph B 8252 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums.AuthorNo 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Palmer (Sgt)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 created, by a m...more

  • Normandy '44: 3 of 8: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. James Holland (Author), John Sackville (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Feb 16 2020

    Photo: English: The British Army in Normandy 1944Troops of 1 Kings Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB), 9th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, firing a captured Hotchkiss machine gun during street fighting in Caen, 10 July 1944.Date1944Sourcehttp://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib//39/media-39106/large.jpgThis is photograph B 6918 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums.AuthorNo 5 Army Film & Photographic UnitPermission(Reusing this file)This image was created and released by the Imperial War M...more

  • Normandy '44: 2 of 8: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. James Holland (Author), John Sackville (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Feb 16 2020

    Photo: English: The British Army in Normandy 1944A wrecked German SdKfz 250 half-track in the village of Christot, 17 June 1944.Date1944Sourcehttp://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib//48/media-48835/large.jpgThis is photograph B 5653 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums.AuthorMidgley (Sgt), No 5 Army Film & Photographic UnitPermission(Reusing this file)This image was created and released by the Imperial War Museum on the IWM Non Commercial Licence. Photographs taken, or artworks crea...more

  • Normandy '44: 1 of 8: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. James Holland (Author), John Sackville (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Feb 16 2020

    Photo: Caption: Normandy Invasion, June 1944. American troops “dug in” near beach of Normandy, France. Photograph released November 7, 1944. U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. (2016/03/15).http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Normandy '44: 1 of 8: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  James Holland (Author), John Sackville (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher...more

  • Spillover: 4 of 4: Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. David Quammen (Author), Jonathan Yen (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Feb 15 2020

    Photo: An electron micrograph showing recreated 1918 influenza virions Photo Credit: Cynthia Goldsmith Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. Terrence Tumpey/ Cynthia Goldsmith - This media comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Image Library (PHIL), with identification number #8243. Note: Not all PHIL images are public domain; be sure to check copyright status and credit authors and content providers. This negative stained transmission electron micrograph (TEM) showed...more

  • Spillover: 3 of 4: Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. David Quammen (Author), Jonathan Yen (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Feb 15 2020

    Photo: American Red Cross nurses tend to flu patients in temporary wards set up inside Oakland Municipal Auditorium, 1918.Edward A. "Doc" Rogers, 1873-1960 - Photo by Edward A. "Doc" Rogers. From the Joseph R. Knowland collection at the Oakland History Room, Oakland Public Library. Digital copy via [1] 1918 flu epidemic: the Oakland Municipal Auditorium in use as a temporary hospital. The photograph depicts volunteer nurses from the American Red Cross tending influenza sufferers in the Oakland ...more

  • Spillover: 2 of 4: Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. David Quammen (Author), Jonathan Yen (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Feb 15 2020

    Photo: American Expeditionary Force victims of the Spanish flu at U.S. Army Camp Hospital no. 45 in Aix-les-Bains, France, in 1918Uncredited U.S. Army photographer - U.S. Army Medical Corps photo via National Museum of Health & Medicine website at [U.S. Army Camp Hospital No. 45, Aix-Les-Bains, France, Influenza Ward No. 1.], Reeve 14682 U.S. Army Camp Hospital No. 45, Aix-Les-Bains, France, Influenza Ward No. 1. Influenza pandemic ward during World War I. Permission details This work is in...more

  • Spillover: 1 of 4: Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. David Quammen (Author), Jonathan Yen (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Feb 15 2020

    Photo: Soldiers from Fort Riley, Kansas, ill with Spanish flu at a hospital ward at Camp Funston Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine - Emergency hospital during influenza epidemic (NCP 1603), National Museum of Health and Medicine. Emergency hospital during influenza epidemic, Camp Funston, Kansas. Emergency hospital during influenza epidemic (NCP 1603), National Museum of Health and Medicine. Description: Beds with patients in an emergency hospital in Camp Funston...more

  • (2 of 2) Rent Control Laws Are Unconstitutional @RichardAEpstein

    Feb 15 2020

    Image:  Christopher Wren's plan for redevelopment after the Great Fire of London in 1666 was never put into effect because people were unwilling to give up their pre-fire property boundaries, even despite the quick settlement procedure under the Fire of London Disputes Act 1666. Richard Epstein, Chicago Law, NYU Law, Hoover; in re:  Rent control, esp in California and New York. In New York, as of recently the rent-control laws, enacted after World War II to protect returning soldiers from sudden...more

  • (1 of 2) Rent Control Laws Are Unconstitutional @RichardAEpstein

    Feb 15 2020

    Image:  The history of rent control in England and Wales is a part of English land law concerning the development of rent regulation in England and Wales. Controlling the prices that landlords could make their tenants pay formed the main element of rent regulation, and was in place from 1915 until its abolition (excluding some council houses) by the Housing Act 1988.  Land in English law is said to have "four dimensions", of area, into the sky and below the surface, and through time. [Text: CC B...more

  • Civil war starts nonviolently; several steps later, you’re shooting. Michael Vlahos: @JHUWorldCrisis

    Feb 15 2020

    Image:  Assassination of King D. Carlos I of Portugal and the Prince Royal D. Luís Filipe, Duke of Braganza Michael E Vlahos, Johns Hopkins, in re: Lawfare as a legal regicide. Impeachment has been tried several times in the US and always failed.  “Cancel culture” is a form of violence.  A constant, daily undercurrent of political violence.  It’s not just killing the king, it’s killing the spirit of the entire system.  Bernie Sanders, favoring large taxes; were he president, that’d [probably] me...more

  • Regicide: pick off the counselors first (e.g., AG Barr) Michael Vlahos: @JHUWorldCrisis

    Feb 15 2020

    Image: Illustration in a satirical book from the 1660s. The devil sits with eleven men: nine regicides and two chaplains who supported the execution of Charles I.Michael E Vlahos, Johns Hopkins, in re: Regicide and civil war.  Charles I.   If you don’t get the king at first, pick off his counselors then get the king.  . . . The dynamics of a country headed toward an irrevocable split are here.  Regicide isn't simply the killing of a king you don't like; it's the destruction of [all] that you don...more

  • Harvard chemistry head busted by Feds @MichaelLedeen

    Feb 15 2020

    Image:  Larry Wu-Tai Chin, the retired analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency convicted of spying for the Chinese for 30 years, was found dead this morning in his jail cell, suffocated.  Michael Ledeen, FDD, Epoch Times, in re:  Chinese invasion of IP; but, equally important, China is carefully turning—that is, threatening and propagandizing—ethnically Chinese people in the US to spy for Beijing.  Meanwhile, US universities are happily selling space to China in exchange for cash. The U.S. ...more

  • California surfing: over needles-covered pavements. Jeff Bliss.

    Feb 15 2020

    Image:  Long-term effects of intravenous usage, including – and indeed primarily because of – the effects of the contaminants common in illegal heroin and contaminated needles Jeff Bliss, Pacific Watch, in re: San Francisco: “Mr Clean,” the fellow responsible for physically cleaning the city, the Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru, had to resign before being arrested by the Feds for accepting a bribe relating to a restaurant in the airport.  The mayor has just admitted to having had “a relation...more

  • Former Soviet states: “Americans favor socialism??” @DanHenninger

    Feb 15 2020

    Image:   Soviet Union Administrative Divisions  Dan Henninger, WSJ Wonder Land column, in re:  Are the Democrats competent or incompetent?  It’s not just the Party; it’s socialism.   In Europe, where socialism was installed soon after WWII, socialists have for some years been losing favor among voters.  The [shocking] events in Iowa. Voters there just flipping a coin to pick whom to vote for.   Sanders proposes to nationalize the health-care system we’ve already got and other functions, and mass...more

  • #TheScalaReport: The EU softens on facial recognition; and Huawei is a RICO case. Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com #ScalaAPS @STRATACACHE

    Feb 15 2020

    Photo: A liquor raid in 1925, in Elk Lake, Ontario Archives of Ontario, C.H.J. Snider fonds, Reference Code F 1194 S 15000, I0015265. - ville.montreal.qc.ca - archives de l' Ontario A police raid at Elk Lake, Canada, 1925 Blind pigs raided, 160 kegs destroyed, Elk Lake, OntarioPublic Domain File:Raid at elk lake.jpg Created: circa 1925 date QS:P,+1925-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow#TheScalaRe...more

  • Trump added $11 trillion to the economy @SebGorka

    Feb 14 2020

    Image: $11 trillion . . .  Sebastian Gorka, America First radio; in re: Not implausible that the Chinese economy will collapse under the Wuhan scandal.  It’d take time to impact on the US, so President Trump is not likely to be able to blamed for it. He’s added $11 trillion to the economy; has amazingly small unemployment, very high actual employment. Trump has created the jobs economy.

  • Bernie’s the one @SebGorka

    Feb 14 2020

    Image:  Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, advocates for a specific dictatorship, that of the proletariat. Sebastian Gorka, America First radio; in re: As the child of someone who fled the Soviet Union, it’s hard for me to understand why Americans are ready to embrace a Socialist/Communist. There’s something inherently deeply corrupt in the way the DNC selects candidates.  The company that created the app—“Shadow”—is owned by Clintonistas. Buttigieg: he’s a Rudolph Valentino heartthrob but in no wa...more

  • The impeaching of Bill Barr. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @WJR

    Feb 14 2020

    Photo: Poster for the Lincoln and Johnson ticket by Currier and Ives Currier and Ives - This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID ppmsca.17562. 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. United States Republican presidential ticket, 1864. Print shows a campaign banner for 1864 Republican presidential cand...more

  • The Carceral State & What is to be done? @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @WJR

    Feb 14 2020

    Photo: King's Bench Prison in London: This engraving was published as Plate 9 of Microcosm of London (1809) (see File:Microcosm of London Plate 046 - King's Bench Prison.jpg).Date | 1809Source | see aboveAuthor | Thomas Rowlandson (1756–1827) and Augustus Charles Pugin (1762–1832) (after) John Bluck (fl. 1791–1819), Joseph Constantine Stadler (fl. 1780–1812), Thomas Sutherland (1785–1838), J. Hill, and Harraden (aquatint engravers)Permission(Reusing this file) |  | This work is in the public dom...more

  • Uzbekistan goes to market; hastening to IPOs in Q3. Atabek Nazirov #Uzbekistan

    Feb 14 2020

    Image:  Host converses with Atabek Nazirov, Director of Capital Markets of Uzbekistan. Atabek Nazirov, Director, Capital Markets of Uzbekistan [Capital Markets Development Agency = the Uzbek SEC]; in re:  Uzbekistan goes to market. Planning for the state-owned enterprises to go private in the near future, starting with banks and insurance companies.  Washington has committed to help Uzbekistan develop capital markets, including the SEC and Treasury and Commerce Departments.  We’re improving our ...more

  • Dems on suicide watch; Warren to impeach Barr? @ConradMBlack

    Feb 14 2020

    Image:  Image:  Madwoman of Chaillot Conrad Black, NRO & author; in re: Liz Warren and cohort are trying to impeach AG Bill Barr.  Biden has collapsed but Sanders hasn't [gained enough purchase].  Buttigieg has no chance of winning.  Will Klobuchar become the stop-Bloomberg candidate and inherit some of Bernie’s vote; or will the Party have to choose between an overt Marxist and a fifty-billionaire?  Bernie’s come back from a coronary; doesn't disguise his convictions. Michael Bloomberg is q...more

  • Carville: “Y’all are crazy, destroying the Party.” Victor Davis Hanson: @VDHanson

    Feb 14 2020

    1837 cartoon shows the Democratic Party as donkey Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover, in re:  CNN’s Anderson Cooper: Mass Senator says, “We demand the resignation of the Attorney General.”  Same crew that ran the impeachment. You’d think someone in the House would notice that during the impeachment melodrama, Trump’s favorable rating went up six points. Bernie merely wants to make a statement; if he goes down in flames, doesn’t mind if the Democratic Party (which is not his) joins him.  Scares the dayl...more

  • Pelosi outsourced to incompetents such as Nadler & Schiff . Victor Davis Hanson: @VDHanson

    Feb 14 2020

    Image:  The GOP has a good week. Here:  Theodore Roosevelt leads his party to a landslide win in 1904 Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover, in re:  Pelosi had little choice but to go along with AOC and her crew; then Pelosi outsourced her future to incompetents such as Nadler and Schiff. Trump has had the best week of his presidency (and the Democrats one of their worst):  by Friday, the acquittal. The Democratic debate, with almost no one watching. New Hampshire; the leading Democratic contender is not ...more

  • On the Road to Baku: SOCAR looks to market as it expands its energy diversity portfolio. Elshad Nassirov, Vice-president Marketing and Investments

    Feb 14 2020

    Photo: First oil fields in Bibiheybət in the outskirts of BakuБериинг и Рааб - Self-scanned Old Baku. Public Domain File:Oldbaku2.jpg Created: 18 February 2009 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowOn the Road to Baku: SOCAR looks to market as it expands its energy diversity portfolio. Elshad Nassirov, Vice-president Marketing and Investmentshttps://www.reuters.com/article/energy-azerbaijan/azerbaijans-socar-plans-ipo-of-turkish-subsid...more

  • On the Road to Baku: Tax reform leads to small business prosperity. Mikayil Jabbarov, Minister of the Economy, Republic of Azerbaijan. Christopher Nixon Cox.

    Feb 14 2020

    Photo: The Palace of the Khan of Baku, by Grigory Gagarinhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowOn the Road to Baku: Tax reform leads to small business prosperity. Mikayil Jabbarov, Minister of the Economy, Republic of Azerbaijan. Christopher Nixon Cox.

  • The smearing of Bill Barr. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @WJR

    Feb 14 2020

    Photo: r'er Fox and Br'er Bear from Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings: The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation, by Joel Chandler Harris, p. 101. Illustrations by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881.Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser - Documenting the American South, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Permission details This image might not be in the public domain outside of the United States; this especially applies in the countries and a...more

  • Roger Stone tells Uncle Remus scale whoppers. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @WJR

    Feb 14 2020

    Photo: "Old Plantation Play Song", from Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings: The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation, 1881Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser - Documenting the American South, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "Old Plantation Play Song", from Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings: The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation, by Joel Chandler Harris, p. 164a. Illustrations by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. Permission details ...more

  • The hunting of the Tesla Bears. @GZuckerman @WSJ

    Feb 13 2020

    Photo: English: Ursa Minor and Ursa MajorDate | 19 November 2017, 04:04:56Source | Own workAuthor | Panda~thwiki I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license:  | This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe hunting of the Tesla Bears. @GZuckerman @WSJ  https://www.wsj.com/articles/investors-bet-against-teslaand-lost...more

  • Hotel Mars: USA manned space, as soon as May 2020. William Harwood CBS_spacenews David Livingston, SpaceShow.com

    Feb 13 2020

    Photo: The Mercury Seven in front of an F-106 Delta Dart NASA - http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/mercury/mercury_ov/html/s61_01250.html The Mercury Seven astronauts with a Convair F-106B Delta Dart aircraft at Langley Air Force Base. From left to right: Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton. Permission details Use of NASA logos, insignia and emblems is restricted per U.S. law 14 CFR 1221. The NASA website hosts a large n...more

  • With few hospitals, North Korea closes Chinese border @DavidMaxwell161

    Feb 13 2020

    Image:  Norbert Vollertsen is a German doctor and human rights activist; he practiced medicine in North Korea from 1999 to 2001 with the Cap Anamur Committee, and was lauded and given perquisites never before afforded to any non-North Korean. Then he was released from the constant care of Party handlers and discovered how the country in fact was run.. Horrified, he decided to devote the rest of his life to revealing to the world the incomprehensibly enormous villainy of the Kim regime, which he ...more

  • The dead gecko in Chinese-owned Tongan bottled water @CleoPaskal

    Feb 13 2020

    Image:  Gold Dust Day Gecko. Original photo taken 3 November 2006 in Holualoa, Hawai'i. Cleo Paskal, non-resident senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, currently in Tonga, in re: Preventing four ships from docking out of fear of Wuhan virus.  Dead gecko found in Chinese-run Tongan bottled water; the end of trust n Chinese products. Samoans are preventing guests from landing without a fourteen-day quarantine.  Tonga has refused entry to four cruise ships, which constitutes a...more

  • Masks, food, toilet paper, mostly sold out. @Michael_Yon

    Feb 13 2020

    Image:   A fire-fighter wearing an N95 dust mask Michael Yon, Hong Kong reporter, in re: Trying to get two containers of masks, 34,000 boxes, and can't get them.  Masks, food, toilet paper, all seem to be sold out.  . . .  Rugby Sevens tournament, the annual social event, has been cancelled, which is major. Schools closed, parents need to be at home for child care.  People growing furious; this may explode when it’s over, as they see the government being only a proxy for Beijing, not for the ben...more

  • Mandate of Heaven 天命 withdrawn? @GordonGChang

    Feb 13 2020

    Image:   C: Gordon Chang, in re: There are fresh doubt about Xi Jinping based on the withdrawal of the Mandate of Heaven, which depends on signs, such as a comet, or a good harvest, or victory in battle— or negative, such as stumbles win negotiations with Trump; and the Great Wall of Sand and he US Navy; and Taiwan’s electing Tsai Ing-wen; and the protests in HK; and the Xinjiang concentration camps for Uyghurs; and the ten-day hospitals built in Wuhan and Hong Kong: they have prison bars on th...more

  • Four PLA hackers indicted in US. Brandon Weichert @WeTheBrandon

    Feb 13 2020

    Image:  Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Indictment of Four Members of China’s Military for Hacking into Equifax. Here:  Emblem of the People's Liberation Army Brandon Weichert, editor of the Weichert Report and a national security policy analyst specializing in emerging technology, in re:  Nine-count  indictment filed in Atlanta: four members of PLA hacked into Equifax and store massive data on millions of Americans.  PLA is sworn to fealty not to a nation but specifically to the Chin...more

  • 15,000-case spike in pandemic Covid19. Arthur Waldron @PennSAS, #China

    Feb 13 2020

    Image: The 1918–1919 "Spanish flu" pandemic resulted in dramatic mortality worldwide Arthur Waldron, Lauder Professor of International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania, in re:  Chinese air travel internationally is reduced to almost nil.  Appears to be part of the Wuhan coronavirus, now Covid19, pandemic.  It seems to affect especially males, and more so those over age 55. Today is a turning point: —In a leading Chinese paper today, there briefly appeared a story about the P4 viral la...more

  • The Great and Holy War: 4 of 4: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade Hardcover – April 29, 2014. by Philip Jenkins (Author)

    Feb 13 2020

    Photo: The city after the German bombardment, 1916. Internet Archive Book Images - https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/14578428098/ Source book page: https://archive.org/stream/thegreatwar04alle/thegreatwar04alle#page/n375/mode/1up World War I: Verdun after German bombardment Identifier: thegreatwar04alle (find matches) Title: The Great war Year: 1916 (1910s) Authors: Allen, George Henry, 1876- Whitehead, Henry C., 1873- Chadwick, French Ensor, 1844-1919 Sims, William Sowden...more

  • The Great and Holy War: 3 of 4: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade Hardcover – April 29, 2014. by Philip Jenkins (Author)

    Feb 13 2020

    Photo: Men of the French 87th Infantry Regiment during the Battle of Verdun, 1916.View author information Public Domain File:French 87th Regiment Cote 34 Verdun 1916.jpg Uploaded: 2006-02-27 07:24:52 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Great and Holy War: 3 of 4: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade Hardcover – April 29, 2014.  by Philip Jenkins  (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Great-Holy-War-Religious-Crusade/dp/0062105094...more

  • The Great and Holy War: 2 of 4: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade Hardcover – April 29, 2014. by Philip Jenkins (Author)

    Feb 13 2020

    Photo: Russian prisoners at the Battle of Tannenberg, where the Russian Second Army was annihilated by German forceswebsite: Ray Mentzer (atominfo@aol.com); photographer unknown - Photos of the Great War Russian prisoners and guns captured at Tannenberg Permission details website: Image use policy and Source Information here; PD in the US due to being published before 1923View more Public Domainview terms File:Russian prisoners tannenberg.jpg http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://John...more

  • The Great and Holy War: 1 of 4: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade Hardcover – April 29, 2014. by Philip Jenkins (Author)

    Feb 13 2020

    Photo: Russian recruiting poster; caption reads 'World on fire; Second Patriotic War. 1900's'неизвестный художник / unknown artist - Бабурина Н. И. Русский плакат первой мировой войны. М., 1992 World War I poster from Russia. Top: World fire. Bottom: Second Patriotic War (Russian name for the Eastern Front during WWI.) Permission details This work is in the public domain in Russia according to article 1256 of Book IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation No. 230-FZ of December 18, 2006 (d...more

  • 12/12 Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency. by Andrew C. McCarthy

    Feb 12 2020

    Photo: J Edgar Hoover (this time, in a suit).  Public domain.Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency,by Andrew C. McCarthy   Hardcover – August 13, 2019.  https://www.amazon.com/Ball-Collusion-Election-Destroy-Presidency/dp/1641770252/ref=zg_bs_16023061_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=YG809JWMG2RY7NC4X4EW         The real collusion in the 2016 election was not between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. It was between the Clinton campaign and the Obama adm...more

  • 11/12 Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency. by Andrew C. McCarthy

    Feb 12 2020

    Image:  Redacted policy guide for the Counterterrorism Division (part of the FBI National Security Branch). Public domain.Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency,by Andrew C. McCarthy  Hardcover – August 13, 2019.  https://www.amazon.com/Ball-Collusion-Election-Destroy-Presidency/dp/1641770252/ref=zg_bs_16023061_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=YG809JWMG2RY7NC4X4EW         The real collusion in the 2016 election was not between the Trump campaign and the Krem...more

  • 10/12 Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency. by Andrew C. McCarthy

    Feb 12 2020

    mage:   Ex-FBI Director James Comey’s memo.   This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work prepared by an officer or employee of the United States Government as part of that person’s official duties.Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency,by Andrew C. McCarthy   Hardcover – August 13, 2019.  https://www.amazon.com/Ball-Collusion-Election-Destroy-Presidency/dp/1641770252/ref=zg_bs_16023061_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=YG809...more

  • 9/12 Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency. by Andrew C. McCarthy

    Feb 12 2020

    Image:  The modern coat of arms of Moscow (adopted 1993) shows Saint George and the Dragon, based on a heraldic tradition originating in the 11th century with Yaroslav I of Kiev and adopted by the rulers of Vladimir-Suzdal in the 12th century (Alexander Nevsky) and eventually by Muscovy in the 14th century (Dmitry Donskoy). Public domain.Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency,by Andrew C. McCarthy   Hardcover – August 13, 2019.  https://www.amazon.com/Ball-Coll...more

  • 8/12 Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency. by Andrew C. McCarthy

    Feb 12 2020

    Image: This is a logo for Secret Intelligence Service, MI6.Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency,by Andrew C. McCarthy  Hardcover – August 13, 2019.  https://www.amazon.com/Ball-Collusion-Election-Destroy-Presidency/dp/1641770252/ref=zg_bs_16023061_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=YG809JWMG2RY7NC4X4EW         The real collusion in the 2016 election was not between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. It was between the Clinton campaign and the Obama administ...more

  • 7/12 Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency. by Andrew C. McCarthy

    Feb 12 2020

    Image:  The Houses of Parliament from old Westminster Bridge in the early 1890s. Public domainBall of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency,by Andrew C. McCarthy   Hardcover – August 13, 2019.  https://www.amazon.com/Ball-Collusion-Election-Destroy-Presidency/dp/1641770252/ref=zg_bs_16023061_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=YG809JWMG2RY7NC4X4EW         The real collusion in the 2016 election was not between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. It was between the C...more

  • 6/12 Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency. by Andrew C. McCarthy

    Feb 12 2020

    Image: Rep Devin Nunes, Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee; 2015 to 2019: Chair of the House Intelligence Committee. In February 2018, Nunes publicly released the Nunes memo, a four-page memorandum alleging a Federal Bureau of Investigation conspiracy against Donald Trump. Public domain.Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency,by Andrew C. McCarthy   Hardcover – August 13, 2019.  https://www.amazon.com/Ball-Collusion-Election-Destroy-Presidency/dp...more

  • 5/12 Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency. by Andrew C. McCarthy

    Feb 12 2020

    Image:  Flag of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), which contains the Department's seal, as follows: "the . . . flag shall consist of a rectangular base background of ultramarine blue, bearing an eagle on a shield, a scroll and the inscription 'Department of Justice.' The eagle faces to the left, with its left claw holding 13 arrows with the tips facing down. Its right claw holds an olive branch. The shield consists of a white base, a blue chief and six scarlet stripes. The scroll sh...more

  • 4/12 Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency. by Andrew C. McCarthy

    Feb 12 2020

    Image:  The White House as it looked following the fire of August 24, 1814. Public domain.Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency,by Andrew C. McCarthy  Hardcover – August 13, 2019.  https://www.amazon.com/Ball-Collusion-Election-Destroy-Presidency/dp/1641770252/ref=zg_bs_16023061_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=YG809JWMG2RY7NC4X4EW         The real collusion in the 2016 election was not between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. It was between the Clinton ...more

  • 3/12 Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency. by Andrew C. McCarthy

    Feb 12 2020

    Image:  Red Square in Moscow, 1801Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency,by Andrew C. McCarthy   Hardcover – August 13, 2019.  https://www.amazon.com/Ball-Collusion-Election-Destroy-Presidency/dp/1641770252/ref=zg_bs_16023061_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=YG809JWMG2RY7NC4X4EW         The real collusion in the 2016 election was not between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. It was between the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration.          The m...more

  • 2/12 Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency. by Andrew C. McCarthy

    Feb 12 2020

    Image:  The badge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  Public domain.Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency,by Andrew C. McCarthy   Hardcover – August 13, 2019.  https://www.amazon.com/Ball-Collusion-Election-Destroy-Presidency/dp/1641770252/ref=zg_bs_16023061_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=YG809JWMG2RY7NC4X4EW         The real collusion in the 2016 election was not between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. It was between the Clinton campaign...more

  • 1/12 Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency. by Andrew C. McCarthy

    Feb 12 2020

    Image: Donald J Trump is sworn in as president by Chief Justice John Roberts on January 20, 2017.  Public domain (White House photographer - Official White House Facebook page).Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency,by Andrew C. McCarthy   Hardcover – August 13, 2019.  https://www.amazon.com/Ball-Collusion-Election-Destroy-Presidency/dp/1641770252/ref=zg_bs_16023061_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=YG809JWMG2RY7NC4X4EW         The real collusion in the 201...more

  • 'Mr. President': 4 of 4: George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Harlow Giles Unger (Author), Robertson Dean (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

    Feb 12 2020

    Image:  A View of Mount Vernon with Washington Family on the Terrace Artist: Latrobe 1796http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow 'Mr. President': 4 of 4:  George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged  Harlow Giles Unger (Author), Robertson Dean (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/Mr-President-Washington-Nations-Highest/dp/B00FX6DXI2/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_...more

  • 'Mr. President': 3 of 4: George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Harlow Giles Unger (Author), Robertson Dean (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

    Feb 12 2020

    Image:  Battle of Long Island Alonzo Chappel (1858)http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow 'Mr. President': 3 of 4:  George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged  Harlow Giles Unger (Author), Robertson Dean (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/Mr-President-Washington-Nations-Highest/dp/B00FX6DXI2/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=Although...more

  • 'Mr. President': 2 of 4: George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Harlow Giles Unger (Author), Robertson Dean (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

    Feb 12 2020

    Image:  Colonel George Washington, by Charles Willson Peale, 1772http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow 'Mr. President': 2 of 4:  George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged  Harlow Giles Unger (Author), Robertson Dean (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/Mr-President-Washington-Nations-Highest/dp/B00FX6DXI2/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&a...more

  • 'Mr. President': 1 of 4: George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Harlow Giles Unger (Author), Robertson Dean (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

    Feb 12 2020

    Image:  Washington the Soldier Lieutenant Colonel Washington on horseback during the Battle of the Monongahela (oil, Reǵnier, 1834http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow 'Mr. President': 1 of 4:  George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged  Harlow Giles Unger (Author), Robertson Dean (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/Mr-President-Washington-Nations-Hig...more

  • On the Road to Baku: The unsolved crime of the invaded occupied lands of Nagorno-Karabakh. @HikmetHajiyev Christopher Nixon Cox.

    Feb 12 2020

    Postcard: Palace of the former ruler (khan) of Shusha. Taken from a postcard from the late 19th–early 20th centuryhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowOn the Road to Baku: The unsolved crime of the invaded occupied lands of Nagorno-Karabakh.  @HikmetHajiyev Christopher Nixon Cox.

  • On the Road to Baku: The newly elected MP from Khankendi District in the occupied and ransacked Nagorno-Karabakh: 1 of 2. Tural Ganjaliyev

    Feb 12 2020

    Photo: Digital rendering of the satellite view of the Caspian Sea. This globe rendering has been made using Globe Master game from Google Play Store. For the globe texture, Whole world - land and oceans composite image was used, created by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (public domain).Date | 24 November 2015Source | https://globalquiz.org/en/quiz-image/caspian-sea-from-space/Author | Przemek Pietrak This image has been originally created as an illustration to Russia Quiz on globalquiz.org and...more

  • On the Road to Baku: Maintaining good neighborliness in a rough neighborhood. @HikmetHajiyev Christopher Nixon Cox.

    Feb 12 2020

    Photo: The snow-covered Lesser Caucasus seen south of the Greater Caucasus. Around the year 1800 the Karabagh Khanate was based in the southeast corner of the Lesser Caucasus. It extended east into the lowlands, hence the name Nagorno- or "Highland-" Karabagh for the western part.http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowOn the Road to Baku: Maintaining good neighborliness in a rough neighborhood. @HikmetHajiyev Christopher Nixon Cox.

  • On the Road to Baku. Baku Grand Prix: angst on Turn 10. Arif Rahimov, Baku_GP (@baku_gp)

    Feb 11 2020

    Image:    Panorama of Baku by Engelbert Kaempfer. 1683 Arif Rahimov of FormulaOne Azerbaijani Grand Prix in June 2020, in re: Tightest turn in all of formula one, at speed; Turn 10, the worst, is less than eight meters at 70mph.  Straightaways were at 370 km/hr. Co-hosts: Christopher Nixon Cox; and Thaddeus McCotter, American Greatness

  • On the Road to Baku. “Not a medical emergency,” although unreliable CCP data @henryimiller

    Feb 11 2020

    Image: A chalet in Mont Blanc became the source of all Wuhan virus cases in the UK.  Here, Mont Blanc in Switzerland Henry Miller, Pacific Research Institute, in re: UK cases all stem from a single person who was in Singapore, then went to an Alpine ski chalet at Mont Blanc and infected Britons. No new evidence to pin down the incubation period, 3 to 24 days. Mortality rate is around 2-2.5%, significantly lower than that in people hospitalized with flu. No reports from Africa—because it’s going ...more

  • On the Road to Baku. Bloomberg? Once a Republican, now a billionaire @johnfund @DavidMDrucker

    Feb 11 2020

    Image:  The number of billionaires who, with assets combined, would own as much money as half the world population, and what transport they would fit on, between years 2010 and 2016 B:  John Fund, NRO, & David M Drucker, Washington Examiner, in re: The richest person ever to run for sovereign leader of a democracy, Michael Bloomberg.  How will he translate to Detroit?  Not much to the blue-collar population, as he’s anti-gun and  . . . He was once a Republican and now is a billionaire; neit...more

  • On the Road to Baku. Analysis of the Klobosurge @johnfund @DavidMDrucker

    Feb 11 2020

    Image:  Dxville Notch, site of New Hampshire's first vote at 12:01 AM Tuesday. David M Drucker, Washington Examiner, & John Fund, NRO, in re: New Hampshire. Coronavirus and economic risk to November. Amy Klobuchar (“call me Amy”), a Klobosurge– is it real? Pete Buttigieg, who claims to be the centrist candidate of the leftists.  Biden will come in fourth or fifth; will Warren come in well, or fourth or fifth?  Dixville Notch. . . .  “Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?”  Co-hosts: C...more

  • On the Road to Baku. Hong Kong expels reporters @Michael_Yon @GordonGChang

    Feb 11 2020

    Image:  People's Daily on 1 October 1949, the day of the establishment of China, People’s Republic Michael Yon, veteran war correspondent who’s been covering the Hong Kong protests, in re, in re:  Targetting journos in HK, demanding all data, especially videos and photo. On Saturday, 61 people, including reporters, were arrested. I’ve had to advise all HK journos to encrypt all their data with a strong password. With the Wuhan virus, it's an economic meltdown in China, an existential threat. Mic...more

  • On the Road to Baku. China under the pandemic: “Substantial diminution in production and consumption” @GordonGChang

    Feb 11 2020

    Image: Hubei province, next to Anhui, whence the earliest Chinese language. Jingzhou City has been a transportation hub and commodity distribution center for 6,000 years. Situated in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, this has been a strategic location of military importance since ancient times. Here:  Guan Yu, from that region, captures Pang De, as depicted in a Ming dynasty painting by Shang Xi, c. 1430 SPONSORED BY SCALA.COM Gordon Chang, Daily Beast, in re: Coronavirus.  Economy.  SCMP...more

  • On the Road to Baku. Americans killed in Nangarhar, Afghanistan @thomasjoscelyn

    Feb 11 2020

    Image: Tom Joscelyn, Long War Journal and FDD;; in re: Across the Caspian is Afghanistan, where anther green-on-blue killing took place, in Nangahar Province:  “Two U.S. soldiers were killed and six wounded in a so-called insider attack in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province late Saturday when an Afghan dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire, the U.S. military said.”  Teeming with jihadist groups; al Q is deeply embedded there.  Co-host: Christopher Nixon Cox

  • On the Road to Baku. The Gobustan petroglyphs. Al Qaeda nabob targeted and killed. @thomasjoscelyn

    Feb 11 2020

    Image:  The Gobustan petroglyphs, with John Batchelor. Tom Joscelyn, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; & Senior Editor for FDD's Long War Journal  in re: Snow this morning in Baku; that is, in parts of Baku and not in others. John Batchelor and Chris Cox visited the the Gobustan petroglyphs, limestone caves next to the Caspian that have been occupied for 20,000 years—with rock carvings, including pictures of animals from 15,000 years ago: similar to oxen, goats, and perha...more

  • Such Troops as These: 4 of 4: The Genius and Leadership of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson Hardcover – September 2, 2014 by Bevin Alexander (Author)

    Feb 11 2020

    Photo: Ruins of Judith Henry's house, "Spring Hill", after the battleUnknown - The Photographic History of The Civil War in Ten Volumes: Volume Five, Forts and Artillery. The Review of Reviews Co., New York. 1911. p. 19.  The ruins of the Henry House after the First Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861 Public Domain File:HenryHouseBullRun1861.jpg http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Such Troops as These: 4 of 4: The Genius and Leader...more

  • Such Troops as These: 3 of 4: The Genius and Leadership of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson Hardcover – September 2, 2014 by Bevin Alexander (Author)

    Feb 11 2020

    Photo: U.S. cavalry at Sudley Spring Ford Barnard, George N., 1819-1902, photographer - https://www.loc.gov/resource/cwp.4a39448/ Photo of Federal Cavalry at Sudley Springs after the First Battle of Bull Run. Library of Congress http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html Public Domain File:Federal cavalry Sudley Springs.jpg http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Such Troops as These: 3 of 4: The Genius and Leadership of Confederate Gener...more

  • Such Troops as These: 2 of 4: The Genius and Leadership of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson Hardcover – September 2, 2014 by Bevin Alexander (Author)

    Feb 11 2020

    Photo: Situation morning, July 21Map by Hal Jespersen, www.CWmaps.com Partial map of the First Battle of Bull Run of the American Civil War. Drawn by Hal Jespersen in Adobe Illustrator CS5. Graphic source file is available at http://www.CWmaps.com/ CC BY 3.0 File:First Bull Run July21am.png http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Such Troops as These: 2 of 4: The Genius and Leadership of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson Hardcover...more

  • Such Troops as These: 1 of 4: The Genius and Leadership of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson Hardcover – September 2, 2014 by Bevin Alexander (Author)

    Feb 11 2020

    Photo: First Battle of Bull Run, chromolithograph by Kurz & AllisonKurz & Allison - Library of Congress Permission details Public domain, published more than 70 years ago.View more Public Domainview terms File:First Battle of Bull Run Kurz & Allison.jpg Created: 31 December 1888 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Such Troops as These: 1 of 4: The Genius and Leadership of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson Hardcover...more

  • One the Road to Baku: The Battle of Cape Henry that frustrated George Washington. James Nelson

    Feb 11 2020

    Photo: Tactical diagram of the battle by Alfred Thayer Mahan. The British ships are in black, the French ships in white. The positions of the fleets at various points in the battle are labelled as follows: * A: fleets sight each other * B: first tack * C: second tack * D: disengagement Alfred Thayer Mahan - Major operations of the royal navy, 1762-1783: https://books.google.com/books?id=hpI_AAAAYAAJ&dq=mahan%20arbuthnot%201781&pg=PA491#v=onepage&q&f=false Graphic depicting ship ...more

  • The Master Switch: 2 of 2: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Tim Wu (Author), Marc Vietor (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Feb 10 2020

    Image:  Attractor Poisson Saturne. Described by Professor Julien Sprott's in his book Strange Attractors: Creating Patterns in Chaos under its scientific name, "three dimensional quadratic map. See Sprott, Julien C. (1993)  Strange Attractors: Creating Patterns in Chaos, M&T Books, p. 50. Archived from the original on 18 January 2016.http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Master Switch: 2 of 2:  The Rise and Fall of Information E...more

  • The Master Switch: 1 of 2: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Tim Wu (Author), Marc Vietor (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Feb 10 2020

    Photo: Partial map of the Internet, with nodes representing IP addresseshttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Master Switch: 1 of 2:  The Rise and Fall of Information Empires  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Tim Wu (Author), Marc Vietor (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/Master-Switch-Rise-Information-Empires-dp-B004ADM0AG/dp/B004ADM0AG/ref=mt_audio_download?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1581256412A secre...more

  • The Girls of Atomic City: 4 of 4: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Denise Kiernan (Author), Cassandra Campbell (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Feb 10 2020

    Photo: Y-12 Tennessee Eastman Plant Oak Ridge 19463283-6b DOE photo Ed Westcott 1946 Oak Ridge Tennessee http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Girls of Atomic City: 4 of 4: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Denise Kiernan (Author), Cassandra Campbell (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/Girls-Atomic-City-Untold-Helped/dp/B00G3EBIY4/ref=tmm_aud_swatch...more

  • The Girls of Atomic City: 3 of 4: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Denise Kiernan (Author), Cassandra Campbell (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Feb 10 2020

    Photo: This work, identified by PublicDomainFiles.com, is free of known copyright restrictions.Pine Valley School Oak Ridge 1947Description:3457-4c DOE photo Ed Westcott 5-13-1947 Oak Ridge TennesseeCreator:US Department of EnergySource:US Department of Energy (Flickr Photostream) Vision:clouds=051, Vision:mountain=0561, Vision:ocean=0544, Vision:outdoor=0988, Vision:sky=0772 Date Added:March 29, 2014 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorSh...more

  • The Girls of Atomic City: 2 of 4: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Denise Kiernan (Author), Cassandra Campbell (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Feb 10 2020

    Photo: Produced by United States GovernmentThe file available on this page is a work of the United States government. A work of the United States government, as defined by United States copyright law, is "a work prepared by an officer or employee of the U.S. government as part of that person's official duties." In general, under section 105 of the Copyright Act, such works are not entitled to domestic copyright protection under U.S. law http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorSho...more

  • The Girls of Atomic City: 1 of 4: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Denise Kiernan (Author), Cassandra Campbell (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Feb 10 2020

    Photo: Billboard Oak Ridge During World War IIROLL97-22 DOE photo Ed Westcott Billboard Oak Ridge Tennessee 10/12/43 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Girls of Atomic City: 1 of 4: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Denise Kiernan (Author), Cassandra Campbell (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/Girls-Atomic-City-Untold-Helped/dp/B00G3EBIY4/ref=tm...more

  • The Eve of Destruction: 4 of 4: How 1965 Transformed AmericaHardcover – November 27, 2012 by James T. Patterson (Author)

    Feb 10 2020

    Photo: U.S. Marine Corps LVTP-5s from the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines cross the Cu De River.Date1965SourceU.S. Marine Corps publication U.S. Marines in Vietnam: The Landing and the Buildup 1965, p. 45.AuthorU.S. Department of Defense photo (USMC) A184622This image or file is in the public domainhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Eve of Destruction: 4 of 4:  How 1965 Transformed AmericaHardcover – November 27, 2012 by James T. Patt...more

  • The Eve of Destruction: 3 of 4: How 1965 Transformed AmericaHardcover – November 27, 2012 by James T. Patterson (Author)

    Feb 10 2020

    Photo: The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CVS-12) on 19 December 1965. The Hornet with Carrier Anti-Submarine Air Group 57 (CVSG-57) was deployed to Vietnam from 12 August 1965 to 23 March 1966. Note the depth charge rack on the fantail.Date19 December 1965SourceThis image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs divisionunder the digital ID HAER WASH,18-BREM,3-127.http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @...more

  • The Eve of Destruction: 2 of 4: How 1965 Transformed AmericaHardcover – November 27, 2012 by James T. Patterson (Author)

    Feb 10 2020

    Photo: Aerial view of the U.S. Navy Market Time Base Site, Cam Ranh Bay (Vietnam) in November 1965.SourceOfficial U.S. Navy photo NH 74203 from the U.S. Navy Naval History and Heritage CommandAuthorU.S. NavyThis file is a work of a sailor or employee of the U.S. Navy, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, it is in the public domain in the United States.http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @B...more

  • The Eve of Destruction: 1 of 4: How 1965 Transformed AmericaHardcover – November 27, 2012 by James T. Patterson (Author)

    Feb 10 2020

    Photo: A U.S. Navy Vought F-8D Crusader (BuNo 147056) of Fighter Squadron VF-111 "Sundowners" makes its attack run over South Vietnam. VF-111 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Midway (CVA-41) for a deployment to Vietnam from 6 March to 23 November 1965.Date10 March 1965SourceU.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.7348.009AuthorU.S. NavyThis file is a work of a sailor or employee of the U.S. Navy, taken or made as part of that perso...more

  • Axis Sally: 2 of 2: The American Voice of Nazi Germany Hardcover – November 5, 2010. by Richard Lucas (Author)

    Feb 09 2020

    Photo: UnknownOriginal captionFor documentary purposes the German Federal Archive often retained the original image captions, which may be erroneous, biased, obsolete or politically extreme. Berlin, Aufräumungsarbeiten nach LuftangriffZentralbild II.Weltkrieg 1939 -45 Britischer Luftangriff am 11.10.1940 auf Berlin.Die Bevölkerung bei Aufräumungsarbeiten im Norden der Stadt.Depicted placeBerlinDate11 October 1940CollectionGerman Federal Archives   Current locationAllgemeiner Deutscher Nachrichte...more

  • Axis Sally: 1 of 2: The American Voice of Nazi Germany Hardcover – November 5, 2010. by Richard Lucas (Author)

    Feb 09 2020

    Photo: UnknownOriginal captionFor documentary purposes the German Federal Archive often retained the original image captions, which may be erroneous, biased, obsolete or politically extreme. Berlin, Dönhoffplatz, Sonnenbad in MittagspauseADN-ZB-Archiv Berliner Werktätige der umliegenden Betriebe genießen in ihrer Mittagspause die ersten warmen Sonnenstrahlen auf dem Dönhoffplatz, Ende April 1940. 3410-40[Scherl Bilderdienst]Depicted placeBerlinDateApril 1940CollectionGerman Federal Archives   Cu...more

  • On the Road to Baku: Labor shortages and labor law in quickly growing Baku: 2 of 2: Anar Karimov, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population.

    Feb 09 2020

    Photo: Drilling and refining petroleum would become major industries.Note: Image is available at [1] on the Paleontological Research Institution web site. The site credits the American Petroleum Institute; however, a Texas roadside historical marker credits John Trost (June 24, 1868 - August 4, 1944) [2] [3] - Original photo by John Trost. w:en:Image:Lucas_gusher.jpg by Nv8200p, 4/12/2006 16:29 (UTC) The Lucas Gusher at Spindletop Hill, South of Beaumont, Texas, United States Public Domain File...more

  • On the Road to Baku: Labor shortages and labor law in quickly growing Baku: 1 of 2: Anar Karimov, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population.

    Feb 09 2020

    Photo: Gyula Derkovits  (1894–1934)  TitleWorkers in the FieldDate1920This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or fewer.http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowOn the Road to Baku: Labor shortages and labor law in quickly growing Baku: 1 of 2:  Anar Karimov, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population.

  • On the Road to Baku: Women candidates double to 21% of the total for the parliamentary elections. Layla Abdullayeva, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Feb 09 2020

    Photo: Русский: Кун, Александр Людвигович, 1840—1888 гг.Français : Kun, Aleksandr L., 1840-1888English: Kun, Aleksandr L., 1840-1888中文: 亚历山大·L·坤,1840-1888 年Português: Kun, Aleksandr L., 1840-1888العربية: كُن، ألكسندر ل.، 1840-1888Español: Kun, Aleksandr L., 1840-1888Title | Русский: Уличные типы среднеазиатских городов. Женщина и мальчик верхом на лошадиFrançais : Les rues des villes d'Asie centrale. Une femme et un garçon à chevalEnglish: Street Types of Central Asian Cities. A Woman and Boy A...more

  • On the Road to Baku: The fresh gathering of Turkic speaking peoples, including Hungary. Layla Abdullayeva, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Feb 09 2020

    Photo: The Second of May 1808: The Charge of the Mamluks by Francisco de Goya (1814) Francisco Goya - Museo del Prado, Madrid Public Domain File:El dos de mayo de 1808 en Madrid.jpg Created: 1814date QS:P571,+1814-00-00T00:00:00Z/9 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowOn the Road to Baku: The fresh gathering of Turkic speaking peoples, including Hungary. Layla Abdullayeva, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Presid...more

  • On the Road to Baku: Securing the borders of Azerbaijan in a rough neighborhood: 2 of 2: & What is to be done?

    Feb 09 2020

    Photo:  Петровская пристань Бакинского портаДата | 1900 г.(15 октября 2008 (original upload date))Источник | Transferred from ru.wikipedia(Original text : www.bakupages.com)Автор | неизвестенOriginal uploader was Thalys at ru.wikipediaПрава(Повторное использование этого файла) | This image is in the public domain; PD-OLD. Это изображение является точной фотографической репродукцией оригинального двумерного произведения изобразительного искусства. Данное произведение изобразительного искусства са...more

  • On the Road to Baku: Securing the borders of Azerbaijan in a rough neighborhood: 1 of 2: & What is to be done?

    Feb 09 2020

    Photo: English: Train station of Baku.Date | 1900Source | ourbaku.comAuthor | Unknown | This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or fewer. You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowOn the Road to Baku: Securing...more

  • On the Road to Baku. Azercosmos, first Central Asian space firm. Rashad Nabiyev, Azercosmos CEO @Azercosmos1

    Feb 08 2020

    Image:  AzerSky, an Azerbaijani satellite. Rashad Nabiyev, Azercosmos CEO, in re: Azercosmos. Azerbaijan is a democracy, and having developed its oil industry is now developing human strengths. Now, commercial space, where there’s monetizing, recruiting, esp of youth. He’s now successfully had his colleagues agree to attend a 2022 global IAC conference on space.  IAC is [large]; brings together more than 400 members from 68 countries; include multiple high technologies, Annually, over 6,000 repr...more

  • On the Road to Baku. #TheScalaReport: DARPA “changed the world”— Does Brexit Britain need a DARPA? Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com #ScalaAPS @STRATACACHE

    Feb 08 2020

    Image:  Governmental and private extreme development of bright new ideas.  Here: Comparison of geostationary, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Compass (MEO), International Space Station, Hubble Space Telescope and Iridium constellation orbits, with the Van Allen radiation belts and the Earth to scale. (source: Wikipedia + https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b4/Comparison_satellite_navigation_orbits.svg)#TheScalaReport: Does Brexit Britain need a DARPA? Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com  #ScalaAPS @...more

  • On the Road to Baku. #TheNewAmericanCivilWar: A Red victory in 2020 could buy us time. Michael Vlahos: @JHUWorldCrisis

    Feb 08 2020

    Image:  Seeking a political even keel in the US.  Here: Illustration of the sinking of the Lusitania by Norman Wilkinson.On the Road to Baku.  #TheNewAmericanCivilWar: A Red victory in 2020 could buy us time. Michael Vlahos: @JHUWorldCrisis Michael E Vlahos, JHU, in re:  How does all this end—will China be the threat that unites the US?  A short-term path revealed in the debacle of Iowa, cf. the elections of 1982 and ‘94: see an establishment that’s shown its incapacity and is at the end of its ...more

  • On the Road to Baku. #TheNewAmericanCivilWar: US civil war? EU breaking, China weak, Russia insecure. Michael Vlahos: @JHUWorldCrisis

    Feb 08 2020

    Image:  Pelosi destroys the State of the Union. Michael E Vlahos, JHU, in re: A soft winter day on the Caspian shore; national parliamentary elections this coming Sunday—with paper ballots, and all results in by the night.On the Road to Baku. #TheNewAmericanCivilWar:  US civil war? EU breaking, China weak, Russia insecure.  Michael Vlahos: @JHUWorldCrisis    Is there a civil war in the US?  Struggle between Pompey and Crassus, and Caesar. Result was a catastrophe for the republic, and the rise o...more

  • On the Road to Baku. Excellent jobs number; market unhappy but trade looks good. Jim McTague @Mctaguej

    Feb 08 2020

    Image:  Free trade areas worldwide. to see the full map, go to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trade_bloc#/media/File:Free_Trade_Areas.PNG Jim McTague, author, Murder and Mayhem on Capitol Hill, and longtime Barron’s Washington editor; in re: Jobs report, for manufacturing.  Recession?  China supply chain?  Home-building added 44,000 well-paying jobs; strongest housing mkt since 2006.  Although mfrg didn't spike up, it didn’t go down by much so it’s a good report.  Coronavirus: hard to gauge what...more

  • On the Road to Baku. If Sanders is the nominee, Trump’ll take every state (but not the District of Columbia). @ConradMBlack

    Feb 08 2020

    Image:  Painting: Bolshevik, Boris Kustodiev, 1920 Conrad Black, author, Flight of the Eagle: A Strategic History of the United States; in re: Lord Black wrote a biography of Chris’s grandfather.  Acquittal: photo of the president doing his best Truman holding up the WaPo front page. The Democrats will now have to live without the Damoclean sword held over his head; they’ll have to run against his formidable record, which ranks with those of Nixon and Franklin Roosevelt.  Special Counsel Durham....more

  • On the Road to Baku. Turkic-speaking peoples across a vast area, with most ancient roots; Turkish proper is recent. Gregory Copley

    Feb 08 2020

    Image:  An accurate representation of the areas in which Turkic languages are spoken. To see the full map, go tohttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trade_bloc#/media/File:Free_Trade_Areas.PNGPermissions*: see below.  Gregory Copley, Defense and Foreign Affairs,  in re: Central Asia.  The Seventh Summit of the Council of Turkic-Speaking States now in Baku ((Five “-stans” plus Azerbaijan, Turkey and Hungary).   Many Turkic-speaking peoples scattered across Central Asia, Russia, Iran, Western China.  Tur...more

  • On the Road to Baku. Washington to help create a pan-Central Asian trading bloc. Gregory R Copley.

    Feb 08 2020

    Image: The distinguished Askar Akayev on a Kyrgyz stamp Gregory Copley, Defense and Foreign Affairs,  in re: Central Asia.  On Feb 3, Mike Pompeo visited Tashkent and raised the matter of Uyghurs in Xinjiang (perhaps not as well-advised as one might wish, because it created a bit of a sandpaper with China).   Rumsfeld asked President Askar Akaev to let the US run AWACS [out of? over?] Kyrgyzstan; when Akaev was obliged to decline for major geopolitical reasons, Rummy was so angry that he then ha...more

  • On the Road to Baku: Democracy on the Caspian Sea : 2 of 2: & What is to be done?

    Feb 08 2020

    Photo: The first automobile in Baku. 1907.View author information Fair use File:Baku first automobile.jpg Uploaded: 2006-07-05 15:03:00 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowOn the Road to Baku: Democracy on the Caspian Sea : 2 of 2: & What is to be done?https://azertag.az/en/xeber/TURKPA_mission_to_observe_parliamentary_elections_in_Azerbaijan-1407429

  • On the Road to Baku: Democracy on the Caspian Sea : 1 of 2: & What is to be done?

    Feb 08 2020

    Photo: Panorama of Baku by Engelbert Kaempfer. 1683.I.B.Homann (atlas)/Engelbert Kaempfer (picture) - from atlas of Johann Baptist Homann Gravure "Baccu. eine Stadt in Meden, an der Caspischen See" Public Domain File:Baccu 1734.jpg Created: 31 December 1733 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowOn the Road to Baku: Democracy on the Caspian Sea : 1 of 2: & What is to be done?https://azertag.az/en/xeber/TURKPA_mission_to_observe_parl...more

  • The Divide: 4 of 4: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Matt Taibbi (Author), Ray Porter (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)

    Feb 08 2020

    Photo: Phoenix in May 1972, with South Mountain in the background. Keyes, Cornelius M. (Cornelius Michael), 1944-, Photographer (NARA record: 8463989) - U.S. National Archives and Records Administration General notes: Aerial view of Phoenix, Arizona in 1972. Towers are in the Central City Villagedistrict, in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. With other Urban Villages of the City of Phoenix, in 1972 stages of development. Public Domain File:AERIAL OF PHOENIX, ARIZONA. (FROM THE DOCUMERICA-1 EXHIBITION...more

  • The Divide: 3 of 4: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Matt Taibbi (Author), Ray Porter (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)

    Feb 08 2020

    Photo: Aerial lithograph of Phoenix from 1885C. J. Dyer - http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g4334p.pm000110 An 1885 lithograph of a bird's-eye view of the city of Phoenix, Arizona, created by C. J. Dyer and published by Schmidt Label & Lithograph Company. Permission details This image might not be in the public domain outside of the United States; this especially applies in the countries and areas that do not apply the rule of the shorter term for US works, such as Canada, Mainland China (not Hon...more

  • The Divide: 2 of 4: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Matt Taibbi (Author), Ray Porter (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)

    Feb 08 2020

    Photo: Central Avenue, Phoenix, 1908 California Panorama Company - US Library of Congress Central Avenue, Phoenix Arizona Permission details Public Domain - Published in 1908View more PD-USview terms File:Phoenix1908.jpg http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Divide: 2 of 4: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Matt Taibbi (Author), Ray Porter (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher...more

  • The Divide: 1 of 4: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Matt Taibbi (Author), Ray Porter (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)

    Feb 08 2020

    Photo: Phoenix skyline – ca. 1940Unknown - http://stilledlives.wikispaces.com/Museums+of+Phoenix,AZ+1959 Phoenix Skyline - ca. 1940 CC BY-SA 3.0 File:Phoenix downtown03.ca1940s.jpg http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Divide: 1 of 4: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Matt Taibbi (Author), Ray Porter (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing...more

  • Such Troops as These: 3 of 4: The Genius and Leadership of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson Hardcover – September 2, 2014 by Bevin Alexander (Author)

    Feb 08 2020

    Photo: U.S. cavalry at Sudley Spring Ford Barnard, George N., 1819-1902, photographer - https://www.loc.gov/resource/cwp.4a39448/ Photo of Federal Cavalry at Sudley Springs after the First Battle of Bull Run. Library of Congress http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html Public Domain File:Federal cavalry Sudley Springs.jpg http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Such Troops as These: 3 of 4: The Genius and Leadership of Confederate Gener...more

  • On the Road to Baku: Hollywood on the Caspian Sea: 2 of 2: Shamkhal Hasanli @xezertv

    Feb 07 2020

    Photo: PosterUnknown - Here Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons by Sailko using CommonsHelper. DW Griffith's Intolerance (1916) movie poster Public Domain File:Intolerance (film).jpg Created: 31 December 1915 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowOn the Road to Baku: Hollywood on the Caspian Sea: 2 of 2: Shamkhal Hasanli @xezertv 

  • On the Road to Baku: Hollywood on the Caspian Sea: 1 of 2: Shamkhal Hasanli @xezertv

    Feb 07 2020

    Photo: Belshazzar's feast scene from Intolerance Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research - http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/fullRecord.asp?id=68698 Scene still of Belshazzar's feast in the central courtyard of Babylon from D. W. Griffith's 1916 silent film Intolerance. Public Domain File:Griffith intolerance.jpg Created: 2009-09-23 08:08:52 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowOn the Road to Baku: Hollywood on the Caspian ...more

  • On the Road to Baku: Mars avalanches are seasonal and weird. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Feb 07 2020

    Photo: NASA/JPL/UArizonahttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowOn the Road to Baku: Mars avalanches are seasonal and weird. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.comhttps://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/a-martian-avalanche-before-and-after/

  • On the Road to Baku: Astronaut-training goes private. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Feb 07 2020

    Photo: Another image of Edward White during Gemini 4 performing EVA NASA - Great Images in NASA Description Astronaut Edward H. White II, pilot for the Gemini-Titan 4 space flight, floats in space during America's first spacewalk. The extravehicular activity (EVA) was performed during the Gemini 4 mission on June 3, 1965. White spent 23 minutes maneuvering around his spacecraft as Jim McDivitt remained inside the spacecraft. White is attached to the spacecraft by a 25-ft. umbilical line and a 2...more

  • On the Road to Baku: Israel meets and greets Sudan. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

    Feb 07 2020

    Photo: Five years in the SudanYear: 1911 (1910s)Authors:  Fothergill, EdwardSubjects:  Sudan -- Description and travelPublisher:  New York : D. AppletonContributing Library:  University of California LibrariesDigitizing Sponsor:  MSNText Appearing Before Image:equahty with the whiteman ; more, that he is entitled to privileges such asthe white man cannot obtain. The long and theshort of it is that they are spoiling the native, andthis is in my opinion little less than criminal, and Icannot under...more

  • On the Road to Baku. Young Dr Li Wenliang, tragic enemy of the state in China; Xi as a thug @SebGorka,

    Feb 07 2020

    Image:  Letter of admonition issued by the Wuhan Police Department ordering Li to stop "spreading rumors" about "SARS", signed by Li and two officers. Li uploaded it to his Sina Weibo account. Note that Dr Li was arrested for speaking of the imminent danger. When he died on Thursday as an enemy f the state, it wasn't clear that his death was in fact from the Wuhan coronavirus.   Seb Gorka, America First radio, in re: “Dr Li Wenliang, coronavirus whistleblower, confirmed dead at 34“ – he was one ...more

  • On the Road to Baku: The Arab League rejects the Trump Peace Plan & What is to be done? @David_Pollock @WashInstitute Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

    Feb 07 2020

    Photo:Title: Egypt. Village and pyramids during the flood-time. ca. 189-Abstract: Photo shows men on camels and one man standing next to a camel in shallow flood water, with pyramids in the background, in Egypt.Physical description: 1 photographic print.Notes: Title from caption card and item.; LOT subdivision subject: Egypt.; Forms part of: Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection (Library of Congress).Date | between 1890 and 1900 Source | Library of CongressCatalog: http://lccn.loc.gov/200170553...more

  • On the Road to Baku. The celebratory speech and today’s prayer breakfast. @SebGorka

    Feb 07 2020

    Image:  President John F. Kennedy addresses the National Prayer Breakfast in 1961. Seb Gorka, America First radio, in re:   The president’s remarks at the White House and the prayer breakfast on the acquittal. State of the Union speech.  The Iowa vote.

  • On the Road to Baku. Physician who first identified coronavirus is dead. Not even clear why. @henryimiller

    Feb 07 2020

    Image:  Dr Li Wenliang, about to die in hosptal, having been given emergency aid only shortly before his death; his early effort to warn about the virus, plus his continuing information flow on social netweorks, made him an enemy of the state. Permissions: video screen grab. Dr Henry Miller, Pacific Research Institute, in re: South China Morning Post headlines on the coronavirus. “After chaos, Dr Li Wenliang, coronavirus whistleblower, confirmed dead at 34.“ Also, factories to stay closed many e...more

  • On the Road to Baku. President’s celebratory speech; Devin singled out; bizarre claim in a hearing. @DevinNunes

    Feb 07 2020

    Image:  Congressman Devin Nunes, CA-22, Congressman Devin Nunes, CA-22, Ranking in House Intell Committee; in re:   The president spoke to Devin by name during his speech this morning, One of the components of the speech’s success was that he listed the election promises he’d made and those he’d already delivered. The other success was that the president spotlighted the hundred-year-old Tuskegee airman and his young great-grandson, and the little girl who’ll get to attend the school of her choic...more

  • On the Road to Baku. Turkish troops invade Syria, complain about resistance. @aykan_erdemir

    Feb 07 2020

    Image:  Map of Syria's ethno-religious composition in 1976 Aykan Erdemir, in re: Escalations in Idlib-Turkey; update. The new Istanbul airport is spectacular.  Erdogan threatens retaliation against Syria because of the “murder” of Turkish soldiers by Syrians — on Syrian soil. Assad forces move further into Idlib, sending waves of refugees into Turkey.  Putin tries to defuse tensions, but it’s really a test of tensions between Russia and Turkey in their new alliance. In Nov 2015, Turkey downed a ...more

  • On the Road to Baku. Priority one: freedom of religious practice in the US. @RepLeeZeldin

    Feb 07 2020

    Image: The First Amendment to the Constitution. Lee Zeldin, in re: Legislation: Never Again Education Act; and multiple other bills passing though with bipartisan support. . . . Pastor Brunson. Religious freedom in Iraq and around the world—and, as a first priority, freedom of religious practice in the US. https://zeldin.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/house-passes-never-again-education-acthttps://www.jns.org/us-house-passes-never-again-education-act-on-international-holocaust-remembrance...more

  • On the Road to Baku. 2/2 Silicon Valley on the Caspian Sea

    Feb 07 2020

    Image:  Silicon Valley in its recent. rural history; similar to parts of Azerbaijan Tural Karimli, Innovation Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in re: Our ambition is to become the regional Silicon Valley in Azerbaijan.  We were the first country to have an oil tanker, an oil pipeline, an oil drill.  We've been a font of innovation for well over a century. “Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed a decree on the establishment of the Innovation Agency under the Ministry of Transport, Co...more

  • On the Road to Baku. 1/2 Silicon Valley on the Caspian Sea

    Feb 07 2020

    Image:  "The Palace of the Khan of Baku" by Grigory Gagarin Tural Karimli, Innovation Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in re: Our ambition is to become the regional Silicon Valley in Azerbaijan.  We were the first country to have an oil tanker, an oil pipeline, an oil drill.  We've been a font of innovation for well over a century. “Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed a decree on the establishment of the Innovation Agency under the Ministry of Transport, Communications & High ...more

  • Hell and Good Company: 4 of 4: The Spanish Civil War and the World It Made Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Richard Rhodes (Author), Christian Coulson (Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher)

    Feb 07 2020

    Photo:  Condor Legion marching during the Spanish Civil War, most likely in LeónDatebetween 1936 and 1939 SourceUnited States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Photograph #734682AuthorUnknownThis work has been released into the public domain by its author, the USHMM. This applies worldwide.In some countries this may not be legally possible; if so:the USHMM grants anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.http://JohnBatchelorSho...more

  • Hell and Good Company: 3 of 4: The Spanish Civil War and the World It Made Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Richard Rhodes (Author), Christian Coulson (Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher)

    Feb 07 2020

    Photo:  Review of Soviet armored fighting vehicles used to equip the Republican Populist Army during the Spanish Civil WarDateUnknown dateSourceOwn workAuthorTextidorI, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license: This file is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of their rights to the work worldwide under ...more

  • Hell and Good Company: 2 of 4: The Spanish Civil War and the World It Made Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Richard Rhodes (Author), Christian Coulson (Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher)

    Feb 07 2020

    Photo: Children evacuated during the Spanish Civil War, line up for bread Date: [ca. 1936-1939]Creator: Alexander MacLeod fondsReference Code: F 126-4-0-7Archives of Ontario, I0013278 "Children evacuated during the Spanish Civil War, line up for bread"Date : [vers 1936-1939]Crée par : Photographe inconnu. Fonds Alexander Albert MacLeod.Code de référence : F 126-4-0-7Archives publiques de l'Ontario, I0013272 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @Batch...more

  • Hell and Good Company: 1 of 4: The Spanish Civil War and the World It Made Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Richard Rhodes (Author), Christian Coulson (Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher)

    Feb 07 2020

    Photo: English: The photograph shows children preparing for evacuation from Spain, during the Spanish Civil War, some giving the Republican salute. It is donated to Wikipedia Commons by the estate of Olga Brocca Smith, and is dedicated to all innocent victims of war.Español: Fotografía que muestra a varios niños saludando con el puño en alto poco antes de ser evacuados de España durante la Guerra Civil.Datebetween 1936 and 1939 SourceEnglish: This photograph was owned by the late Olga Teresa Bro...more

  • On the Road to Baku: Buttigieg is the big loser from the Iowa fail. @HooverWhalen @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter

    Feb 06 2020

    Photo: : 30th annual catalogueIdentifier: CAT31284754 (find matches)Year: 1900 (1900s)Authors: Iowa Seed Co. (Des Moines, Iowa); Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog CollectionSubjects: Nursery stock Iowa Des Moines Catalogs; Plants, Ornamental Catalogs; Vegetables Seeds Catalogs; Flowers Catalogs; Gardening Equipment and supplies CatalogsPublisher: Des Moines, Iowa : Iowa Seed CompanyContributing Library: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural LibraryDigitizing Sponsor...more

  • On the Road to Baku: The Speaker tears up the State of the Union. @HooverWhalen @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter

    Feb 06 2020

    Photo: William Pennington, Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives. Note: William Pennington’s portrait was acquired in 1911 as part of the House’s initiative to acquire oil portraits of each former Speaker. Joseph Lauber, a German-born artist who studied with William Merritt Chase at the Art Students League in New York, completed the commission. As an artist, Lauber was better known for his murals and decorative work. He collaborated with John LaFarge on Cornelius Vanderbilt’s residence, ...more

  • On the Road to Baku. Azeri Iranians crave real elections, such as right across the border. Ahmad Obali, Güney Azərbaycan TV (@GunAzTV)

    Feb 06 2020

    Image:  A 1730 map of the Middle East showing the province of "Irac Agemi" (Persian Iraq) Ahmad Obali, founder of Gunaz TV, a TV studio in Chicago; broadcasts two hours a day to Iran, is now an enemy of the state; in re: Upcoming elections in Azerbaijan, and how excited the citizens are to vote for their future—and how happy Iranians would be to be able to, also.  Without US pressure, the current Iranian govt would stay for years and year.  In Tabriz, everyone knows what’s  happening in Azerbaij...more

  • On the Road to Baku. Moon Jae-in invites in virus, restricts speech @DrTaraO

    Feb 06 2020

    Image:  Korean Bronze Age sword. Seoul, National Museum of Korea.   Moon Jae-in: stab self to kowtow to China Tara O of the East Asia Research Center eastasiaresearch.org/ and Fellow at the Institute for Corean-American Studies in re: Her recent research trip to Seoul. In South Korea: 19 coronavirus patients.  People are very, very concerned; even Korean physicians want the border with China to be closed, although Moon Jae-in so far has refused. Ten thousand Chinese tourists enter South Korea da...more

  • On the Road to Baku. Virus halts auto supply chain—& no more TP. Andrew Collier @acollier

    Feb 06 2020

    Image:  Army truck manufacture (Dodge). In final assembly operation water is put in the radiator, gasoline in the fuel tank, so that each Dodge Army truck leaves the assembly line under its own powerDate01/01/1940personContributorsPalmer, Alfred T., photographerUnited States. Office for Emergency Management.placeLocationDetroit (Mich.), 42.33139, -83.04583 Andrew Collier, managing director of Orient Capital Research in Hong Kong and author of Shadow Banking and the Rise of Capitalism in China, i...more

  • On the Road to Baku. Azerbaijan: former Soviet state blooms into a real democracy @ElinSuleymanov

    Feb 06 2020

    Image:  Coat of arms of Azerbaijan Elin Suleymanov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the United States; in re: The significance of the upcoming federal parliamentary elections: a demonstration of the transformation of a badly-abused Soviet client state into a democratic nation.  Much dynamism in Azerbaijan. Snap election; things changing rapidly; building up success making this a successful country. Young Western-educated candidates; hot debates for the 125 seats with 1,300-plus candidates. Internati...more

  • On the Road to Baku. The govt “national team” in China buys stocks when no one else will. Fraser Howie @NAS

    Feb 06 2020

    Image:  The surreptitious bailout by "the national team."  Here:  renminbi banknotes 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, and 1 yuan (2005 series). Fraser Howie, co-author of Red Capitalism: The Fragile Financial Foundation of China's Extraordinary Rise, on China's currency war on the U.S.. The Chinese national team basically jumps in and buys what’s needed when the market starts to tank. You’ve got to think that the effect of all this in the market will be quite severe.  The emergency purchases constitute a fre...more

  • On the Road to Baku. Hong Kong quickly deports Michael Yon, the truthful observer. @MichaelYon

    Feb 06 2020

    Image:  The American author and blogger Michael Yon Michael Yon, Hong Kong reporter, in re:  Michael landed in Hong Kong to return to his job, was kicked out (“deported”) for no evident reason; is back in Thailand. In the airport, he was taken to a private room, interviewed extensively, refused information on why he was being deported.  After all the other matters, only truth-telling and transparency will help the Chinese people.   Behind all this, the govt intends to remove anyone who can broad...more

  • On the Road to Baku. Actual Chinese concentration (quarantine) camps (with tents) of returning migrant Chinese workers Arthur Waldron: @PennSAS, #China @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    Feb 06 2020

    Image:  said to be Ningbo:https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=lv7FbQ9_ISU&app=desktop Arthur Waldron, Lauder Professor of International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania, on the cause of the coronavirus outbreak and the breakdown of trust and social cohesion. China is establishing vast concentration camps for workers who may possibly have contracted Wuhan coronavirus; everyone sent to tents in fields with drainage ditches for sanitary functions. Everyone held for two wee...more

  • On the Road to Baku. China won’t let Canadians leave Wuhan. Charles Burton @cburton001

    Feb 06 2020

    Image:  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 wo...more

  • Ancient Chinese Warfare: 2 of 2: by Ralph D. Sawyer.

    Feb 06 2020

    Photo: "Receiving the surrender of the Ili". Marching during the spring, the Chinese army reaches Kouldja on the Ili river without opposition, 1755.Jean Damascene / 安德義 (A collaboration between Chinese and European painters. The Jesuit missionaries involved in producing the drawings in China were Giuseppe Castiglione, Jean-Denis Attiret, Ignace Sichelbart and Jean Damascene. The engravings were executed in Paris under the direction of Charles-Nicolas Cochin of the Académie Royal at the Court of ...more

  • Ancient Chinese Warfare: 1 of 2: by Ralph D. Sawyer.

    Feb 06 2020

    Photo: The Battle of Oroi-Jalatu,1756. Chinese general Zhao Hui attacked the Zunghars at night in present Wusu, Xinjiang.A collaboration between Chinese and European painters. The Jesuit missionaries involved in producing the drawings in China were Giuseppe Castiglione, Jean-Denis Attiret, Ignace Sichelbart and Jean Damascene. The engravings were executed in Paris under the direction of Charles-Nicolas Cochin of the Académie Royal at the Court of Louis XVI and the individual engravers include Le...more

  • 12/12 Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid that Avenged Pearl Harbor, by James M. Scott

    Feb 05 2020

    Image:  Doolittle received the Medal of Honor in 1942 from President Roosevelt in a ceremony attended by (standing, L–R) Lt. Gen. H.H. Arnold, Josephine Doolittle, and Gen. George C. Marshall. On April 18, 1942, sixteen U.S. Army bombers under the command of the daredevil pilot Jimmy Doolittle lifted off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a one-way mission to pummel Japan’s factories, refineries, and dockyards in retaliation for their attack on Pearl Harbor. The raid buoyed America’s morale, and...more

  • 11/12 Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid that Avenged Pearl Harbor, by James M. Scott

    Feb 05 2020

    Image:  U.S. Army Air Force Lt. Robert L. Hite, blindfolded by his captors, is led from a Japanese transport plane after he and the other seven flyers were flown from Shanghai to Tokyo. Hite was co-pilot of crew 16 (B-25B s/n 40-2268 Bat out of Hell, 34th Bomb Squadron) of the "Doolittle Raiders". After about 45 days in Japan, all eight were taken back to China by ship and imprisoned in Shanghai. On 15 October 1942 three were executed, one died in captivity. The four others, including Hite, were...more

  • 10/12 Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid that Avenged Pearl Harbor, by James M. Scott

    Feb 05 2020

    Image:  No.23 Nittō Maru sinking by USS Nashville On April 18, 1942, sixteen U.S. Army bombers under the command of the daredevil pilot Jimmy Doolittle lifted off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a one-way mission to pummel Japan’s factories, refineries, and dockyards in retaliation for their attack on Pearl Harbor. The raid buoyed America’s morale, and prompted an ill-fated Japanese attempt to seize Midway that turned the tide of the war. But it came at a horrific cost: an estimated 250,000 C...more

  • 9/12 Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid that Avenged Pearl Harbor, by James M. Scott

    Feb 05 2020

    Image:  President Reagan and Barry Goldwater pin medals on Jimmy Doolittle. On April 18, 1942, sixteen U.S. Army bombers under the command of the daredevil pilot Jimmy Doolittle lifted off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a one-way mission to pummel Japan’s factories, refineries, and dockyards in retaliation for their attack on Pearl Harbor. The raid buoyed America’s morale, and prompted an ill-fated Japanese attempt to seize Midway that turned the tide of the war. But it came at a horrific co...more

  • 8/12 Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid that Avenged Pearl Harbor, by James M. Scott

    Feb 05 2020

    Image:  Orders in hand, Navy Captain Marc A. Mitscher, skipper of USS Hornet, chats with Lt. Col. James Doolittle. On April 18, 1942, sixteen U.S. Army bombers under the command of the daredevil pilot Jimmy Doolittle lifted off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a one-way mission to pummel Japan’s factories, refineries, and dockyards in retaliation for their attack on Pearl Harbor. The raid buoyed America’s morale, and prompted an ill-fated Japanese attempt to seize Midway that turned the tide o...more

  • 7/12 Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid that Avenged Pearl Harbor, by James M. Scott

    Feb 05 2020

    Image:  Nose art of "Hari Kari-er" On April 18, 1942, sixteen U.S. Army bombers under the command of the daredevil pilot Jimmy Doolittle lifted off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a one-way mission to pummel Japan’s factories, refineries, and dockyards in retaliation for their attack on Pearl Harbor. The raid buoyed America’s morale, and prompted an ill-fated Japanese attempt to seize Midway that turned the tide of the war. But it came at a horrific cost: an estimated 250,000 Chinese died in ...more

  • 6/12 Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid that Avenged Pearl Harbor, by James M. Scott

    Feb 05 2020

    Image:  B-25 Mitchells aboard USS Hornet On April 18, 1942, sixteen U.S. Army bombers under the command of the daredevil pilot Jimmy Doolittle lifted off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a one-way mission to pummel Japan’s factories, refineries, and dockyards in retaliation for their attack on Pearl Harbor. The raid buoyed America’s morale, and prompted an ill-fated Japanese attempt to seize Midway that turned the tide of the war. But it came at a horrific cost: an estimated 250,000 Chinese di...more

  • 5/12 Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid that Avenged Pearl Harbor, by James M. Scott

    Feb 05 2020

    Image:  Lieutenant Colonel Doolittle wires a Japanese medal to a bomb, for "return" to its originators. On April 18, 1942, sixteen U.S. Army bombers under the command of the daredevil pilot Jimmy Doolittle lifted off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a one-way mission to pummel Japan’s factories, refineries, and dockyards in retaliation for their attack on Pearl Harbor. The raid buoyed America’s morale, and prompted an ill-fated Japanese attempt to seize Midway that turned the tide of the war. ...more

  • 4/12 Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid that Avenged Pearl Harbor, by James M. Scott

    Feb 05 2020

    Image:  A U.S. Army Air Forces North American B-25B Mitchell bomber takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) during the "Doolittle Raid". Original description: "Take-off from the deck of the USS HORNET of an Army B-25 on its way to take part in first U.S. air raid on Japan. Doolittle Raid, April 1942." On April 18, 1942, sixteen U.S. Army bombers under the command of the daredevil pilot Jimmy Doolittle lifted off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a one-way mission to pummel Japan’s...more

  • 3/12 Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid that Avenged Pearl Harbor, by James M. Scott

    Feb 05 2020

    Image:  Doolittle (center) with members of his crew and Chinese officials following their bailout near Quzhou, China. On 18 April 1942, airmen of the US Army Air Forces, led by Lt. Col. James H. (Jimmy) Doolittle, carried the Battle of the Pacific to the heart of the Japanese empire with a surprising and daring raid on military targets at Tokyo, Yokohama, Yokosuka, Nagoya, and Kobe. This heroic attack against these major cities was the result of coordination between the Army Air Forces and the U...more

  • 2/12 Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid that Avenged Pearl Harbor, by James M. Scott

    Feb 05 2020

    Image:  Doolittle in a pre-World War II photo On April 18, 1942, sixteen U.S. Army bombers under the command of the daredevil pilot Jimmy Doolittle lifted off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a one-way mission to pummel Japan’s factories, refineries, and dockyards in retaliation for their attack on Pearl Harbor. The raid buoyed America’s morale, and prompted an ill-fated Japanese attempt to seize Midway that turned the tide of the war. But it came at a horrific cost: an estimated 250,000 Chine...more

  • 1/12 Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid that Avenged Pearl Harbor, by James M. Scott

    Feb 05 2020

    Image:  (book cover) On April 18, 1942, sixteen U.S. Army bombers under the command of the daredevil pilot Jimmy Doolittle lifted off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a one-way mission to pummel Japan’s factories, refineries, and dockyards in retaliation for their attack on Pearl Harbor. The raid buoyed America’s morale, and prompted an ill-fated Japanese attempt to seize Midway that turned the tide of the war. But it came at a horrific cost: an estimated 250,000 Chinese died in retaliation by...more

  • 2/2 The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto About the Politics of Your Plate, by Jayson Lusk

    Feb 05 2020

    Image:  Carts selling frankfurters, the predecessor to hotdogs, in New York City circa 1906. The price is listed as "3 cents each or 2 for 5 cents". A rollicking indictment of the liberal elite's hypocrisy when it comes to food.Ban trans-fats? Outlaw Happy Meals? Tax Twinkies? What's next? Affirmative action for cows?          A catastrophe is looming. Farmers are raping the land and torturing animals. Food is riddled with deadly pesticides, hormones and foreign DNA. Corporate farms are wallowi...more

  • 1/2 The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto About the Politics of Your Plate, by Jayson Lusk

    Feb 05 2020

    Image:  Apple pie (and baseball) A rollicking indictment of the liberal elite's hypocrisy when it comes to food.Ban trans-fats? Outlaw Happy Meals? Tax Twinkies? What's next? Affirmative action for cows?          A catastrophe is looming. Farmers are raping the land and torturing animals. Food is riddled with deadly pesticides, hormones and foreign DNA. Corporate farms are wallowing in government subsidies. Meat packers and fast food restaurants are exploiting workers and tainting the food supp...more

  • Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court disgraces itself. @JedBabbin

    Feb 05 2020

    Image:  Official seal of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Jed Babbin, American Spectator, in re:  FISA warrant was part of FISC, a Congressional invention, to surveille American in all directions as well as protect the United States.  Feb 2018:  Congressman Devin Nunes issued the Nunes Memo: the FISA warrant against Carter page was baseless and an abuse.  

  • Christianity to Iraq in the First Century by two of the Twelve Apostles. Michael Pregent @MPPregent

    Feb 05 2020

    Image:  A postcard by the Cappucin mission in Mesopotemia of two Chaldean men from the villages surrounding the town of Mardin in South East Turkey, along the Syrian border. Chaldean Christians recognize the Pope as the head of the Universal Church. They split from the Assyrian (Nestorian) Church in the sixteenth century. Chaldean Christians are found in largest concentrations in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, the United States (Detroit), Europe, and Australia. The head of the Church, the Patriarch, resi...more

  • President as a Kremlin hireling? @AndrewCMcCarthy, @ThadMcCotter

    Feb 05 2020

    Image:  The Moscow kremlin,, with thanks to A.Savin See permissions below* The American president as a hireling of the Kremlin?  . . . The Russia investigation [is perhaps heading toward the Democrats] in a criminal inquiry into the abuse of power in 2016. The FISA court has twice come out with scathing findings.  ..  ..  ..  *Permissions:  Description English: Moscow, Russia. Grand Kremlin Palace. Date13 September 2013 SourceOwn work AuthorA.Savin (Wikimedia Commons · WikiPhotoSpace) This photo...more

  • The impeachment impairment. @AndrewCMcCarthy, @ThadMcCotter

    Feb 05 2020

    Image:   Anent his “soaring” speech:  Mr Schiff is living in an alternative universe.   Perhaps the president’s conversation with Ukrainians was inappropriate, but there’s not a shred of evidence that American—or, for that matter, even Ukrainian—security was threatened by anything the president did.

  • "Stop Bernie" starts with failed Iowa. @LizPeek @HooverWhalen @ThadMcCotter

    Feb 04 2020

    Photo: Bernie Sanders speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, on July 25, 2016http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow"Stop Bernie" starts with failed Iowa. @LizPeek @HooverWhalen @ThadMcCotter

  • Iowa reports 0-0-0-0-0: @LizPeek @HooverWhalen @ThadMcCotter

    Feb 04 2020

    Photo: Iowa farm, 1875http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowIowa reports 0-0-0-0-0. @LizPeek @HooverWhalen @ThadMcCotter

  • Schiff and the Congressional Democrats appear to believe that Trump has betrayed and ruined democracy. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter

    Feb 04 2020

    Photo: Engraving of Bedlam (Bethlehem Hospital) in the 1700s.  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowSchiff and the Congressional Democrats appear to believe  that Trump has betrayed and ruined democracy. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter

  • "Stop Bernie" is a bigger thing after Iowa. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter

    Feb 04 2020

    Photo: http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow"Stop Bernie" is a bigger thing after Iowa. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter

  • Turkey and the Neo-Ottomans build an aircraft carrier and an arsenal. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @ThadMcCotter

    Feb 04 2020

    Photo: Ottoman bellicosity. Here: Murat IV.http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowTurkey and the Neo-Ottomans build an aircraft carrier and an arsenal. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @ThadMcCotterhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F980_b8Qp6w

  • "Indiana" Hoenlein and the Lost Temple of Tel Motsa. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @ThadMcCotter

    Feb 04 2020

    Photo: Permissions*: see below.http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow"Indiana" Hoenlein and the Lost Temple of Tel Motsa. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @ThadMcCotterhttps://www.timesofisrael.com/in-first-temple-era-judah-another-massive-temple-was-in-use-outside-jerusalem/..*Permissions:  Description The Israelite Temple at Tel MotzaDate | 12 May 2019Source | Own workAuthor | Natritmeyer I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publ...more

  • 2/2 UnCivilization: Urban Geopolitics in a Time of Chaos, by Gregory R. Copley

    Feb 04 2020

    Image:  A flat land area in the Greater Los Angeles Area in the U.S. state of California with houses, buildings, roads, and freeways. Areas constructed to capacity contribute to urban expansion. Remarks on the book by its author   It is impossible to formulate the answers to the complex strategic uncertainties we now face unless we first ask the appropriate questions. This is what I have attempted to do in my new book, UnCivilization: Urban Geopolitics in a Time of Chaos:1 to frame questions. A...more

  • 1/2 UnCivilization: Urban Geopolitics in a Time of Chaos, by Gregory R. Copley

    Feb 04 2020

    Image:  The Ratification of the Treaty of Münster, 15 May 1648 (1648) by Gerard ter Borch Remarks on the book by its author   It is impossible to formulate the answers to the complex strategic uncertainties we now face unless we first ask the appropriate questions. This is what I have attempted to do in my new book, UnCivilization: Urban Geopolitics in a Time of Chaos:1 to frame questions. And to postulate paths to the answers. When, for example, will the modern world abandon its obsessive - an...more

  • Coronavirus afflicts Hong Kongers. Beijing usurps hospital beds. @Michael_Yon, @ThadMcCotter, @GordonGChang,

    Feb 04 2020

    Image:  Life-cycle of a typical virus (left to right); following infection of a cell by a single virus, hundreds of offspring are released. Michael Yon, veteran war correspondent who’s been covering the Hong Kong protests, in re: The protests; the coronavirus. I’ll enter Hong Kong tomorrow, if they let me in past the medical scan; and go to my hotel room, sterilize it, and go right out to interview people on video. Will send that to you as soon as possible.  Everybody increasingly angry that Bei...more

  • Tien An Men, Hong Kong insurgency, coronavirus: Communist Party effluents @ThadMcCotter, @GordonGChang, @CRosett

    Feb 04 2020

    Image:  Tian An Men, in a panorama photograph (2009). Public domain. Gordon Chang, Daily Beast, and Claudia Rosett, Foreign Policy Fellow at the Women’s Independent Forum; in re: The Wuhan coronavirus crisis.   There’s not-good reporting coming from China.  What do Tien An Men in 1989, and the Hong Kong rebellion for the last months, and today’s coronavirus, have in common?  All occurred under the Chinese Communist Party. Chinese people know that the Party is a nightmare. A video has just come o...more

  • Taliban & alQ: BFF; & forever enemies of the West. @thomasjoscelyn

    Feb 04 2020

    Image:  View of Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where he was killed on May 1, 2011. Permissions*: see below. Tom Joscelyn, Long War Journal and FDD; in re:  The UN recognizes that Taliban and al Qaeda continue to be joined at the hip.  . . .   The US government and military keep getting it wrong.  Now that the US is trying to leave, the main initiative is that the State Department is in talks, while it pretends that Taliban could be some sort of colleague of the US. Disgracef...more

  • Al Q sleeper agent with guns firing; how many here now? @thomasjoscelyn

    Feb 04 2020

    Image:  Naval Air Station Pensacola, flyover with sailors in formation Tom Joscelyn, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; & Senior Editor for FDD's Long War Journal; in re: Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani (Al-Shamrani), seen in a new AQAP video claiming responsibility for his Dec 2019 shooting up the Naval Air Station Pensacola; apparently sent by AQAP as a sleeper agent. His handler may have died in a recent drone strike.  AQAP released a special video dedicated to the shooting e...more

  • 4/4 A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich, by Christopher B. Krebs.

    Feb 03 2020

    Image:  Arno Breker's 1939 neoclassical sculpture Die Partei (The Party), which flanked one of the entrances to the Albert Speer-designed Reich Chancellery in Berlin. The sculpture emphasizes what the Nazis considered to be desirable "Nordic" racial characteristics. Permissons:  see below A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich, by Christopher B. Krebs.  Mark Ashby (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged      The Idea of...more

  • 3/4 A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich, by Christopher B. Krebs.

    Feb 03 2020

    Image:  The gilded side of the Trundholm sun chariot.  Permissions*: see below. A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich, by Christopher B. Krebs.  Mark Ashby (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged       The Idea of Germany, from Tacitus to Hitler; by Cullen Murphy                         Why is there a Germany? Part of the answer goes back to a battle fought in A.D. 9 in the treacherous marshes and dense thickets of Teu...more

  • 2/4 A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich, by Christopher B. Krebs.

    Feb 03 2020

    Image:  Imperium Romanum Germania.   The Roman Empire in 116 AD and Germania Magna, with some Germanic tribes mentioned by Tacitus in CE 98 (quick sketch). Permissions*: see below. A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich, by Christopher B. Krebs.  Mark Ashby (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged      The Idea of Germany, from Tacitus to Hitler; by Cullen Murphy                   Why is there a Germany? Part of the answ...more

  • 1/4 A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich, by Christopher B. Krebs.

    Feb 03 2020

    Image:  Modern statue representing Tacitus outside the Austrian Parliament Building A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich, by Christopher B. Krebs.  Mark Ashby (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged    The Idea of Germany, from Tacitus to Hitler; by Cullen Murphy                         Why is there a Germany? Part of the answer goes back to a battle fought in A.D. 9 in the treacherous marshes and dense thickets of Te...more

  • Hyde: 2 of 2: Audible Audiobook – Unabridged..Daniel Levine (Author), John Curless (Narrator), Recorded Books (Publisher)

    Feb 03 2020

    Photo: Poster from the 1880sUnknown, published by the National Printing & Engraving Company, Chicago Modifications by Papa Lima Whiskey - This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs divisionunder the digital ID cph.3g08267. 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. Poster for a theatrical adaptation of Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and ...more

  • Hyde: 1 of 2: Audible Audiobook – Unabridged..Daniel Levine (Author), John Curless (Narrator), Recorded Books (Publisher)

    Feb 03 2020

    Photo: Richard Mansfield was mostly known for his dual role depicted in this double exposure. The stage adaptation opened in Boston in 1887, a year after the publication of the novella. (Picture 1895) Photo by Henry Van der Weyde (1838-1924; London, England) - http://www.photography-museum.com/jekyll.html / Originally uploaded to en.wikipedia; description page was here. Richard Mansfield was best known for the dual role depicted in this double exposure: he starred in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in b...more

  • Boeing may be failing manned space also. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Feb 03 2020

    Photo: English: The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft lands in White Sands, New Mexico, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. The landing completes an abbreviated Orbital Flight Test for the company that still meets several mission objectives for NASA’s Commercial Crew program. The Starliner spacecraft launched on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at 6:36 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.Date | Taken on 22 December 2019Source | https://www...more

  • 4/4 The Castaway's War: One Man's Battle Against Imperial Japan, by Stephen Harding

    Feb 02 2020

    Image: Map of the Solomon Islands showing the Allied advance during 1943 and key air and naval bases The Castaway's War: One Man's Battle Against Imperial Japan, by Stephen Harding.    Ian Harding (Narrator), Recorded Books (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Shipwrecked on a South Pacific island, a young US Navy lieutenant waged a one-man war against the Japanese.  In the early hours of July 5, 1943, the destroyer USS Strong was hit by a Japanese torpedo. The powerful weapon broke the...more

  • 3/4 The Castaway's War: One Man's Battle Against Imperial Japan, by Stephen Harding

    Feb 02 2020

    Image:  Operations against the Japanese on Arundel and Sagekarsa Islands by John Bushemi, 1943. The Castaway's War: One Man's Battle Against Imperial Japan, by Stephen Harding.    Ian Harding (Narrator), Recorded Books (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Shipwrecked on a South Pacific island, a young US Navy lieutenant waged a one-man war against the Japanese.  In the early hours of July 5, 1943, the destroyer USS Strong was hit by a Japanese torpedo. The powerful weapon broke the dest...more

  • 2/4 The Castaway's War: One Man's Battle Against Imperial Japan, by Stephen Harding

    Feb 02 2020

    Image:  Solomon Island warriors, armed with spears, on board an ornamented war canoe (1895) The Castaway's War: One Man's Battle Against Imperial Japan, by Stephen Harding.    Ian Harding (Narrator), Recorded Books (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Shipwrecked on a South Pacific island, a young US Navy lieutenant waged a one-man war against the Japanese.  In the early hours of July 5, 1943, the destroyer USS Strong was hit by a Japanese torpedo. The powerful weapon broke the destroye...more

  • 1/4 The Castaway's War: One Man's Battle Against Imperial Japan, by Stephen Harding

    Feb 02 2020

    Image: Lt “Rose Bowl” Miller.  DoD photo. The Castaway's War: One Man's Battle Against Imperial Japan, by Stephen Harding.    Ian Harding (Narrator), Recorded Books (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Shipwrecked on a South Pacific island, a young US Navy lieutenant waged a one-man war against the Japanese.  In the early hours of July 5, 1943, the destroyer USS Strong was hit by a Japanese torpedo. The powerful weapon broke the destroyer's back, killed dozens of sailors, and sparked rag...more

  • More ancient mysteries on the surface of Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Feb 02 2020

    Photo: http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowMore ancient mysteries on the surface of Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.comhttps://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/more-martian-pimples/https://www.uahirise.org/ESP_062943_2230

  • When satellites don't collide. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Feb 02 2020

    Photo: The logo of United States Space Command United States Space Command - https://www.spacecom.mil/Media/Seal/ Public Domain File:United States Space Command emblem 2019.png Created: 28 August 2019 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowWhen satellites don't collide. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.comhttps://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/two-defunct-satellites-barely-miss-each-other/

  • Cuba and Brazil enslave doctors in the Amazon. What is to be done? @MaryOG @WsjOpinion

    Feb 02 2020

    Image:  In Manaus, Brazil, the Bridge Benjamin Constant built between 1892 and 1895 with parts imported from England.  Public domain. Mary Anastasia O’Grady in Brazil: Cuba and Brazil enslave doctors in the Amazon.  Pan American Health Organization cleans up with the vig.  https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-u-n-and-human-trafficking-11580071750

  • Critical and rare minerals and metals for the 21st Century: 2 of 2: & What is to be done? Benjamin Sovacool, University of Sussex.

    Feb 02 2020

    Photo: William Hyde Wollaston John Jackson (1778–1831) - the artist - Scan from Platinum Metals Review, 2003, page 176 Painting of William Hyde Wollaston, the scientist Public Domain File:Wollaston William Hyde Jackson color.jpg Created: Painted before 1829 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowCritical and rare minerals and metals for the 21st Century: 2 of 2:  & What is to be done? Benjamin Sovacool, University of Sussex.https://...more

  • Critical and rare minerals and metals for the 21st Century: 1 of 2: & What is to be done? Benjamin Sovacool, University of Sussex.

    Feb 02 2020

    Photo: English: Cobalt blueDeutsch: CobaltblauDate | 24 March 2010Source | Own workAuthor | FK1954 PB 28 (Lichtblau 2R, Bayer) | I, the copyright holder of this work, release this work into the public domain. This applies worldwide.In some countries this may not be legally possible; if so:I grant anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitte...more

  • 2/2 Decline of union power in a gangbusters economy. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

    Feb 02 2020

    Image: BLS logo @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst . . . It is even less clear that the proposals of progressives like Sanders, Warren, and Buttigieg to revamp the labor rules would reverse the decline of unions. Not only is the American labor market more competitive, but the work place is no longer dominated by large industrial assembly lines where workers remain in their same position for years. Today, workforces are far more heterogeneous and labor turnover is far higher. It is therefore much more ...more

  • 1/2 Decline of union power in a gangbusters economy. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

    Feb 02 2020

    Image:  Early 19th century workplace militancy manifested in the Luddite riots, when unemployed workers destroyed labor-saving machines @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst    . . . the decline of union power is good news, not bad. That conclusion is driven not by some insidious effort to stifle the welfare of workers, but by the simple and profound point that the greatest protection for workers lies in a competitive economy that opens up more doors than it closes. The only way to achieve that result is...more

  • San Francisco, rich in scandals. Jeff Bliss, Pacific Watch.

    Feb 02 2020

    Image:  The political boss Abe Ruef of San Francisco on his way to San Quentin State Prison after he was convicted in the San Francisco Graft Trial of 1907–1908.  PacificWatch: Jeff Bliss.  Calls for the disgraced Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru’s ouster from city government are intensifying amid the widening fallout from the public corruption scandal he’s been accused of orchestrating. Despite the details the Justice Department laid out in its criminal complaint against Nuru this week, the ...more

  • NASA shops for commercial space station modules. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Feb 02 2020

    Photo:  The International Space Station photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking. NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Ricky Arnold and Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev executed a fly around of the orbiting laboratory to take pictures of the station before returning home after spending 197 days in space. The station will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the launch of the first element Zarya in November 2018.Date | Taken on 4 October 2018, 08:16:16 UTCSou...more

  • Hawaii vs Big Astronomy. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Feb 02 2020

    Photo:English: Charles W. Bartlett's watercolor and ink Hana Maui Coast, 1920Date | 1920Medium | Watercolor and bodycolor on paperDimensions | 13 x 30 1/4 inchesSource/Photographer | Frazier Fine Art http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowHawaii vs Big Astronomy. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.comhttps://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/first-images-from-inouye-solar-telescope/

  • #TheNewAmericanCivilWar: 2 of 2: Lessons learned from the regicide of Charles I, 1649. Michael Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis.

    Feb 02 2020

    Photo: Charles depicted as a victorious and chivalrous Saint George in an English landscape by Rubens, 1629–30.[c] Peter Paul Rubens - Web Gallery of Art:   Image  Info about artwork Permission details This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's...more

  • #TheNewAmericanCivilWar: 1 of 2: Lessons learned from the regicide of Charles I, 1649. Michael Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis.

    Feb 02 2020

    Photo: Engraving by Simon de Passe of Charles and his parents, King James and Queen Anne, c. 1612 Simon van de Passe - one or more third parties have made copyright claims against Wikimedia Commons in relation to the work from which this is sourced or a purely mechanical reproduction thereof.This may be due to recognition of the "sweat of the brow" doctrine, allowing works to be eligible for protection through skill and labour, and not purely by originality as is the case in the United States (w...more

  • High Morality Picard vs Transactional Morality Kirk, a tale of two generations. Tyler Rogoway @TheWarZone

    Feb 01 2020

    Photo: Publicity photo of William Shatner as Captain Kirk from the television program Star Trek.NBC Television - eBay item photo front publicity release Permission details PD-PRE1978. The photo has no copyright markings on it as can be seen in the links above.United States Copyright Office page 2 "Visually Perceptible Copies The notice for visually perceptible copies should contain all three elements described below. They should appear together or in close proximity on the copies. 1 The symbol ...more

  • RQ-170 Over North Korea. Tyler Rogoway @TheWarZone

    Feb 01 2020

    Photo: US Army recognition drawings of the RQ-170Headquarters Department of the Army - US Army manual TC 3-01.80 Visual Aircraft Recognition May 2017, available via https://fas.org/irp/doddir/army/tc3-01-80.pdf Images of the RQ-170 Sentinel taken from a US Army recognition manual Public Domain File:RQ-170 from US Army recognition manual.jpg Created: 30 April 2017 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowRQ-170 Over North Korea. Tyler Rog...more

  • USAF E-11A Down. Tyler Rogoway @TheWarZone

    Feb 01 2020

    Photo: A Bombardier E-11A at Kandahar International Airport in April 2019. Capt. Anna-Marie Wyant - This Image was released by the United States Air Force with the ID 190404-F-TQ740-105 (next). This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. See Commons:Licensing. العربية | বাংলা | Deutsch | English | español | euskara | فارسی | français | italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | македонски | മലയാളം | Plattdüütsch | Nederlands | polski | پښتو | portu...more

  • Gem of the Indian Ocean Basin most open for American business. Geerish Bucktowonsing, Economic Development Board, Republic of Mauritius.

    Feb 01 2020

    Photo: Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius,20° 10′ 28.16″ S, 57° 30′ 13.39″ E View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google EarthDescription: English—Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius, is winding down in the evening. People are going for after work drinks or going home for a well deserved break. This image was taken from Mount Signal, to the south of the city. In this image you can see among other things financial district, Caudan waterfront, and the large square unm...more

  • 21st Century: too late for Communism. @DanHenninger

    Feb 01 2020

    Image: Hitler killed 6 million; Stalin, 20 million.  Mao killed, apparently, around 70 million Chinese people.  Daniel Henninger, WSJ Wonder Land column; in re:  Threat to the planet. Look back to 1949 when the PRC under Mao Tse-tung came into being; since then, all succeeding generations have been under the Communist Party and its ideology.  Today, 1.4 billion people is a lot. Incompatible with the modern world.  Everybody travels globally, as do ideas and data, uncontainably; and control gets ...more

  • Congressional hearings: “We’re in a [political] spiral.” @DevinNunes

    Feb 01 2020

    Image: Here, Fraser spiral illusion. Devin Nunes, CA-22 (San Joaquin Valley), and House Intell Ranking member; in re:   . .  . When Adam Schiff became head of the Intell committee, who brought on not professionals but [ideologues].  This should not even have started in the Intelligence Committee. This anonymous whistleblower came forward, then it came out that Schiff’s staff had [collaborate with the “whistleblower”; then eventually the House had a sham trial, then complained that the Senate did...more

  • North American trade: rocket docket & ice cream @DevinNunes

    Feb 01 2020

    Image: Eastern Townships of Quebec, Scotstown: villages along the Canada-US border. Devin Nunes, CA-22 (San Joaquin Valley), and House Intell Ranking member; in re: Dr Douglas Holtz-Eakin, economist, of the American Action Forum, on the US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA), esp the digital chapter. Also agriculture with Canada (which formerly was quite inequitable), and Mexico: “non-tariff barriers to trade”: when fresh fruit got to the Mexican border, corrupt entities claimed there was some...more

  • 2/2 Elizabeth Warren: How Her Presidency Would Destroy the Middle Class and the American Dream, by David L. Bahnsen and Sally C. Pipes

    Feb 01 2020

    Image:  Sequoyah, inventor of the Cherokee syllabary.Cherokee—more properly spelled Tsalagi—is an Iroquoian language* with an innovative written syllabary invented by Sequoyah in the late 1810s and early 1820s to write the Cherokee language. Twenty-two thousand people speak the Cherokee language today, primarily in Oklahoma and North Carolina. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee_language Elizabeth Warren: How Her Presidency Would Destroy the Middle Class and the American Dream, by David...more

  • 1/2 Elizabeth Warren: How Her Presidency Would Destroy the Middle Class and the American Dream, by David L. Bahnsen and Sally C. Pipes

    Feb 01 2020

    Image:  Elizabeth Warren at a campaign rally in Auburn, Massachusetts, Nov 2, 2012. Elizabeth Warren: How Her Presidency Would Destroy the Middle Class and the American Dream, by David L. Bahnsen and Sally C. Pipes  Elizabeth Warren is a progressive radical explicitly running on the most anti-American concepts and policies any candidate has ever run on—and may very well be the next President of the United States.  Extreme candidates are nothing new in American politics, but very rarely do candi...more

  • Goldman Sachs loses the magic of greed & What is to be done? @JohnTamny @RealClearMarkets

    Feb 01 2020

    Photo: Marcus Goldman (1821-1904)http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowGoldman Sachs loses the magic of greed & What is to be done? @JohnTamny @RealClearMarketshttps://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2020/01/28/goldman_sachs_should_ditch_the_virtue_signaling_and_re-emphasize_long-term_greedy_104055.html

  • Do Millennial Palestinians want change? Eran Lerman. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

    Feb 01 2020

    Photo: A Palestinian youth serving Falafel in Ramallahhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowDo the Millennial Palestinians want change? Eran Lerman. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_presDr. Lerman was deputy director for foreign policy and international affairs at the National Security Council in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office. He held senior posts in IDF Military Intelligence for over 20 years. He also served for eight years as director o...more

  • The missing Palestinians in the Trump peace plan. @YossiKupperwasser Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

    Feb 01 2020

    Photo: Maps of Ottoman Palestine showing the Kaza subdivisions.http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe missing Palestinians in the Trump peace plan. @YossiKupperwasser Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_presBrig.-Gen. Yossi Kuperwasser is an Israeli intelligence and security expert. Formerly, Kuperwasser served as the head of the research division in the Israel Defence Force Military Intelligence division and...more

  • Three giant risks to letting Huawei into the house.. @MichaelAuslin @HooverInst

    Feb 01 2020

    Photo: Judge releases video of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou being searched at airport before arrest.  The multibillionaire Meng is the daughter of the founder of Huawei and a senior officer (including CFO) of the firm. She and her company are widely accused of theft of intellectual property and complete collusion with the Peoples Liberation Army. She currently is in Canada, under arrest. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThree giant risks t...more

  • PRC despotism fails healthcare. @SebGorka #AmericaFirst

    Jan 31 2020

    Photo: "Butterworth & Sons, Undertakers," from brochure Seattle and the Orient (1900). The Butterworth firm (1892–1997) was, at that time, located at 1426–1428 Third Avenue: the numbers can be seen in the exterior photo. It soon relocated to a new building at 1921 First Avenue.Date | 1900Source | p. 151 of Seattle and the Orient (more properly, Seattle …and the… Orient), a 1900 "souvenir" pamphlet edited and compiled by Alfred D. Bowen and published by The Times Printing Company (that is, th...more

  • The last of the impeachers. @SebGorka #AmericaFirst

    Jan 31 2020

    Photo: Unknown or not providedRecord creator | Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964)Title | "Judge Roy Bean, the `Law West of the Pecos,' holding court at the old town of Langtry, Texas in 1900, trying a horse thief. This building was courthouse and saloon. No other peace officers in the locality at that time."This work is in the public domain in the United Stateshttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.co...more

  • Who launched the cyber attack on the Israeli power station? @AFixler @FDD Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

    Jan 31 2020

    Photo: Electric Power Plant, Norfolk Navy YardDate9 January 1900MediumphotographCollectionNational Archives and Records Administration   Sourcehttps://catalog.archives.gov/search?q=*:*&f.parentNaId=40038183&f.level=item&sort=naIdSort%20ascThis file is a work of a sailor or employee of the U.S. Navy, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, it is in the public domain in the United States.http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp:...more

  • The Trump administration peace plan & What is to be done? Jason Greenblatt. former Assistant to the President and the White House Special Envoy to the Middle East. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

    Jan 31 2020

    Photo:  jordanvalleype02libb (find matches)Title: The Jordan valley and PetraYear: 1905 (1900s)Authors:  Libbey, William, 1855- Hoskins, Franklin Evans, joint authorSubjects: Publisher:  New York London, G. P. Putnam's sonsContributing Library:  Princeton Theological Seminary LibraryDigitizing Sponsor:  Princeton Theological Seminary LibraryView Book Page: Book ViewerAbout This Book: Catalog EntryView All Images: All Images From BookClick here to view book online to see this illustration in cont...more

  • Departing Auschwitz for Buchenwald at 15. Irving Roth. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

    Jan 31 2020

    Photo: Prisoner of KZ Buchenwald with member of SS personnel after entry of U.S. Army 1945."Illustrations are from Department of Defense files, with the exception of photographs on pages 199 and 229 which are reproduced by courtesy of the National Archives." [1] - THE U.S. ARMY IN THE OCCUPATION OF GERMANY, 1944-1946 Russian survivor liberated 14.04.1945 by U.S. Army in Buchenwald camp in Germany identified a former guard from SS who was brutally beating prisoners and was probably involved in t...more

  • Liberating Gunskirchen at 18 and attending the Nuremberg Trial at 19. Alan Moskin. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

    Jan 31 2020

    Photo: Defendants in the dock at the Nuremberg trials. The main target of the prosecution was Hermann Göring (at the left edge on the first row of benches), considered to be the most important surviving official in the Third Reich after Hitler's death.Work of the United States Government - Nuremberg-1-.jpg Nuremberg Trials. Defendants in their dock, circa 1945-1946. (in front row, from left to right): Hermann Göring, Rudolf Heß, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Wilhelm Keitel (in second row, from left t...more

  • #TheScalaReport: The supply chain also appears to be in coronavirus quarantine. Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com #ScalaAPS @STRATACACHE

    Jan 31 2020

    Image: An early supply chain: the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie)—De zeeslag bij Goa in 1638 tussen de VOC en een Portugese vloot (Johannes Vingboons, 1665). #TheScalaReport:  The supply chain also appears to be in coronavirus quarantine. Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com  #ScalaAPS @STRATACACHEChris Riegel, Scala.com, in re: The coronavirus. Most of the consumer electronics supply chain in China is shut down; Chinese mfrg juggernaut is on hold. We get msgs from suppliers ...more

  • Motives unrelated to accusations: inculpable. @ConradMBlack

    Jan 31 2020

    Image: Cul-de-sac/dead end. Conrad Black,   , in re:  Justice Roberts didn't want to disappoint Rand Paul, nor read the whistleblower’s name, although everyone knows it.  Schiff and Nadler have been under-recognized as deadpan comics.  What the president is accused of is neither illegal nor impeachable.  . . . At least part of his motive had nothing to do with what he’s accused of.  Pelosi: “You can’t be acquitted if you don't have a trial” — she’s telling the Senate what to do, which the House ...more

  • 100,000 Wuhan-flu sickbay. Governance weakening? Victor Davis Hanson @VDHanson

    Jan 31 2020

    Image: The sickbay of the Enterprise-D from Star Trek: The Next Generation, alongside Dr Crusher's uniform used from season three onwards.  Permissoins:  see below. Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover, & National Review Online, in re: Excellent source in Guangdong says that the number of afflicted cases of Wuhan coronavirus is more like 100,000. It's staggering. The bargain hitherto was: “You give us a good economy, we’ll give you loyalty.”  But that’s breaking. We don't have fixed numbers of lethal...more

  • Athenians feared their enemies’s revenge; do Democrats, also? Victor Davis Hanson @VDHanson

    Jan 31 2020

    Image:  Battle of Potidaea (432 BC): Athenians against Corinthians. Scene of Socrates saving Alcibiades. 18th century engraving.  Public domain. Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover, & National Review Online, in re: The Athenians were alarmed to think that victors over them would treat Athenians as badly, as cruelly, as Athenians treated their enemies.    Democrats start with three states in the bag; but their conduct in he Senate is puzzling. There’s a regicide atmosphere around the Senate trial.  D...more

  • Ethan Allen: 2 of 2: His Life and Times Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Willard Sterne Randall (Author), Mark Whitten (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Jan 31 2020

    Photo: Image from page 238 of "The tourist's guide through the Empire state. Embracing all cities, towns and watering places, by Hudson river and New York central route" (1871) Identifier: touristsguidethr00colt Title: The tourist's guide through the Empire state. Embracing all cities, towns and watering places, by Hudson river and New York central route Year: 1871 (1870s) Authors:  Colt, S. S Subjects:  New York Central and Hudson River Railroad New York (State) -- Guidebooks Publisher:  Alb...more

  • Ethan Allen: 1 of 2: His Life and Times Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Willard Sterne Randall (Author), Mark Whitten (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Jan 31 2020

    Photo: New England Country Road, Burlington, Vt. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Ethan Allen: 1 of 2: His Life and Times  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Willard Sterne Randall (Author), Mark Whitten (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/Ethan-Allen-His-Life-Times/dp/B00D9BKADE/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=The long-awaited biography of the frontier Founding Father whose heroic actio...more

  • Hotel Mars: Boeing cancels Phantom Express & What is to be done? Douglas Messier Parabolic Arc @spacecome David Livingston SpaceShow.com

    Jan 31 2020

    Photo: Jean-Marie Le Bris and his flying machine, Albatros II, 1868.Pépin fils from Brest - own archive Le Bris' Albatros. Public Domain File:LeBris1868.jpg Created: 31 December 1867 Location: 48° 23′ 25.42″ N, 4° 29′ 9.87″ W http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowHotel Mars: Boeing cancels Phantom Express & What is to be done? Douglas Messier Parabolic Arc @spacecome David Livingston SpaceShow.com

  • After Brexit: Scotland Forever EU! @TheRealConstable

    Jan 31 2020

    Photo:  Holyrood, its palace and its abbey; an historical appreciationYear: 1914 (1910s)Authors:  Bryce, William MoirSubjects:  Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542-1587 Holyrood Abbey Palace of Holyroodhouse (Edinburgh, Scotland)Publisher:  Edinburgh : O. Schulze and companyContributing Library:  University of California LibrariesDigitizing Sponsor:  Internet ArchiveView Book Page: Book ViewerAbout This Book: Catalog EntryView All Images: All Images From BookClick here to view book online to see this ill...more

  • Three questions for the Impeachers and one for the defenders: 2 of 2: @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @WJR

    Jan 30 2020

    Photo: Identifier: pictureofdesolat00trow (find matches)Title: A picture of the desolated states; and the work of restoration. 1865-1868Year: 1868 (1860s)Authors:  Trowbridge, J. T. (John Townsend), 1827-1916Subjects:  Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885 Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) Southern States -- Description and travel United States -- History Civil War, 1861-1865 AnecdotesPublisher:  Hartford, Conn., L. StebbinsContributing Library:  New Y...more

  • Three questions for the Impeachers and one for the defenders: 1 of 2: @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @WJR

    Jan 30 2020

    Photo: Collection: Cornell University Collection of Political Americana, Cornell University Library  Repository: Susan H. Douglas Political Americana Collection, #2214Rare & Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library, Cornell University  Title: The High Court of Impeachment  Political Party: Democratic  Date Made: 1868  Measurement: Sheet: 22 x 32 in.; 55.88 x 81.28 cm  Classification: Publications  Persistent URI: hdl.handle.net/1813.001/5zqj  There are no known U.S. copyright restr...more

  • Azeris of Iran want the same as the Azeris of Azerbaijan: peace, prosperity, transparency. Ahmad Obali

    Jan 30 2020

    Photo: Typical traditional Tabriz style "Afshan carpet", Azerbaijan Carpet Museum Urek Meniashvili - Own work Afshan rug, Tabriz school Azerbaijani carpets, XVIII c. CC BY-SA 3.0 File:Azerbaijani Afshan rug.jpg Created: 2013-07-13 15:24:49 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowAzeris of Iran want the same as the Azeris of Azerbaijan: peace, prosperity, transparency.  Ahmad Obali https://www.gunaz.tvhttps://www.gunaz.tv

  • Swamp creature in a white hat. @WJMcGurn @WSJOpinion.

    Jan 30 2020

    Photo: Identifier: saintlawrencebas00daws (find matches)Title: The Saint Lawrence basin and its border-lands; being the story of their discovery, exploration and occupationYear: 1900 (1900s)Authors:  Dawson, Samuel Edward, 1833-1916Subjects:  Canada -- History To 1763 (New France) Saint Lawrence River Valley -- History New France -- Discovery and explorationPublisher:  Toronto : Musson Book Co.Contributing Library:  University of California LibrariesDigitizing Sponsor:  MSNView Book Page: Book V...more

  • What do we know about PLA biological warfare? Rick Fisher, International Assessment and Strategy Center. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    Jan 30 2020

    Photo: Shiro Ishii, commander of Unit 731, which performed live human vivisections and other biological experimentation.Masao Takezawa - Bulletin of Unit 731(an article not for sale) Shiro Ishii Permission details Copyright expired.View more Public Domainview terms File:Shiro-ishii.jpg Created: 31 December 1931 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowWhat do we know about PLA biological warfare? Rick Fisher,  International Assessment a...more

  • Taiwan prepares defenses from the coronavirus tragedy. @DCYates @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    Jan 30 2020

    Photo: Taiwan Governor Palace in 1937 during the Japanese rule. Many high school girls stood in front of the palace. Camera location | 25° 02′ 23.91″ N, 121° 30′ 44.94″ E | View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth |  | This image is now in the public domain  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowTaiwan prepares defenses from the coronavirus tragedy. @DCYates @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast 

  • Foreign nationals stuck in China; homesick for Nuku’alofa, capital of Tonga. @CleoPaskal

    Jan 30 2020

    Image: Downtown Nukuʻalofa in 1887.  Permissions: see below. Cleo Paskal, non-resident senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, in re:  Cleo in Nuku’alofa, capital of Tonga. Tongan athletes stuck in China at present.  Much traffic from Chinese Mainland; concern about virus. Lots of Chinese training of academics and, especially, of sports teams.  Official estimates of Chinese in Tonga is 2-3,000; but, realistically, probably 7,000, in a total population of 100,000. Three basic ...more

  • Worried Hong Kong medics demand border closing; CCP refuses. @Michael_Yon

    Jan 30 2020

    Image: Nurses, 1943.  Public domain.   Michael Yon (@Michael_Yon), Hong Kong reporter, in re:  The Hong Kong protestors are not backing off despite the flu, and the health workers, especially nurses, are continuing their protest  because no one believes Carrie Lam and the HK health profession demands that the border between HK and Mainland be closed.

  • Wuhan City [military] Inst of Virology: Level 4 pathogens. @BillGertz

    Jan 30 2020

    Image: The biohazard symbol.  Public domain. Bill Gertz (@BillGertz),  in re:  The source of the Wuhan coronavirus: now clearly (according to The Lancet) not the wet market, so where?  The Chinese governmental biolab smack in the middle of Wuhan city?  And the first documented sick person seems not to have been in December, but in October. The Wuhan Institute of Virology is the only lab in China that has the capacity to deal with Level 4 pathogens. A retired Israeli miliitary intell officer says...more

  • Xi is in hiding surrounded by armed men. Arthur Waldron @PennSAS, #China

    Jan 30 2020

    Image: Winnie-the-Xi wonders about his safety. [Of course, Winnie-the-Pooh is a wonderful creature of whom President Xi is irrationally afraid because a billion Chinese people mock him with that image.] Arthur Waldron, Lauder Professor of International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania, on the effect of the epidemic on the Chinese political system. Chinese participants in the Internet keeps demanding, “Where is Trump?”—meaning: Where the heck is Xi?  Xi and the CCP have disgraced thems...more

  • Water on Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Jan 30 2020

    Photo:English: PIA22077: Underground Martian Ice Deposit Exposed at Scarp https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA22077A cross-section of underground ice is exposed at the steep slope that appears bright blue in this enhanced-color view from the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The scene is about 550 yards wide. The scarp drops about 140 yards from the level ground in the upper third of the image.DETAILS:A cross-section of a thick sheet of underground ice is exposed at t...more

  • NASA hires commercial space. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Jan 30 2020

    Photo: 10 March 2001 – The Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module rests in Space Shuttle Discovery's payload bay during STS-102.NASA - http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-102/html/s102e5095.html The Leonardo Multi Purpose Logistics Module rests in Discovery's payload bay in this view taken from the International Space Station by a crew member using a digital still camera. To the left of the MPLM you can see a glimpse of External Stowage Platform-1. Public Domain File:Mplm i...more

  • Is impeachment a buy? @Cgasparino @FoxBusiness

    Jan 30 2020

    Photo: : Title: "The Boss of the market" Abstract/medium: 1 print : lithograph.Date | 1880Source | Library of CongressCatalog: http://lccn.loc.gov/90712006Image download: http://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/pga/06200/06211v.jpgOriginal url: https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/90712006/Author | Currier & Ives.http://J