Podcast

The John Batchelor Show

The John Batchelor Show is a hard news-analysis radio program on current events, world history, global politics and natural sciences. Based in New York City for two decades, the show has travelled widely to report, from the Middle East to the South Caucasus to the Arabian Peninsula and East Asia.

Episodes

  • 1782: Labour is not charismatic; & what is to be done? Adrian Wooldridge @TheEconomist

    Oct 21 2021

    Photo:  Detail from Labor, Charles Sprague Pearce (1896). Labour is not charismatic; & what is to be done? Adrian Wooldridge @TheEconomist https://www.economist.com/britain/sir-keir-starmer-is-sailing-the-labour-party-in-the-right-direction/21805116?frsc=dg%7Ce The Economist | A blustery week  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1510768610/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_thcv_p1_i0

  • 1781: Sir David Amess: The mystery of the murder of an honorable man. Adrian Wooldridge @TheEconomist

    Oct 21 2021

    Photo:  Massacre of the Innocents Sir David Amess: The mystery of the murder of an honorable man.  Adrian Wooldridge @TheEconomist https://www.economist.com/news/the-tories-are-deadly-serious-about-levelling-up/21805357?frsc=dg%7Ce The Economist | Toiling towards the sunlit uplands  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1510768610/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_thcv_p1_i0

  • 1781: #NewWorldReport: What about a continental economy built on new supply chains? Professor Evan Ellis @revanellis, Latin American Research. U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute.

    Oct 21 2021

    Photo:   Fur trading at Fort Nez Percés in 1841. #NewWorldReport: What about a continental economy built on new supply chains?   Professor Evan Ellis @revanellis, Latin American Research. U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute.  https://www.economist.com/the-americas/2021/10/16/latin-americas-economies-have-an-opportunity-to-grow

  • 1781: #NewWorldReport: Ecuador emerges from failed socialism. Professor Evan Ellis @revanellis, Latin American Research. U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute.

    Oct 21 2021

    Photo:  Major square of Quito. Painting of 18th century. Quito Painting Colonial School. #NewWorldReport: Ecuador emerges from failed socialism.  Professor Evan Ellis @revanellis, Latin American Research. U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute.  https://www.economist.com/the-americas/2021/10/14/guillermo-lassos-battle-against-populism-in-ecuador

  • 1781: #NewWorldReport: SOUTHCOM along the watchtowers. Professor Evan Ellis @revanellis, Latin American Research U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute.

    Oct 21 2021

    Photo:  Southcom with multinational forces in amphibious landing during UNITAS LXII #NewWorldReport: SOUTHCOM along the watchtowers.   Professor Evan Ellis @revanellis, Latin American Research U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute.  https://www.defense.gov/News/News-Stories/Article/Article/2718065/southcom-commander-nominee-us-must-remain-partner-of-choice-in-western-hemisphe/

  • 1781: #NewWorldReport: Reckoning for Colombia 21 years later. Professor Evan Ellis @revanellis, Latin American Research, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute

    Oct 21 2021

    Photo:  Bogota, residence of Bolivar, 1893 #NewWorldReport: Reckoning for Colombia 21 years later.   Professor Evan Ellis @revanellis, Latin American Research, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute.  https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/oct/19/jineth-bedoya-colombian-state-responsible-kidnap-torture-journalist

  • 1781: Journey to a newly-threatened Uzbekistan. Gregory Copley @Gregory_Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN

    Oct 21 2021

    Photo:  Dalverzin Tepe, Head. "Termez Dalvarzin Tepe 1st-3rd century CE Head of a Prince, Archaeological Museum Termez" Journey to a newly-threatened Uzbekistan. Gregory Copley  @Gregory_Copley,, Defense & Foreign Affairs https://thediplomat.com/2021/10/quiet-presidential-campaign-nearly-over-in-uzbekistan/

  • 1781: The PRC falls down. Gregory Copley @Gregory_Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN

    Oct 21 2021

    Photo:  Miner at the end of a shift, Jin Hua Gong [lignite] Mine, Datong, Shanxi, China The PRC falls down.  Gregory Copley  @Gregory_Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/13/business/china-electricity-shortage.html .. Permissions: Jin Hua Gong Mine, Datong, Shanxi, China 18 October 1999, 16:35 / Source | Alley with miner  / Author | Peter Van den Bossche from Mechelen, Belgium This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike ...more

  • 1781: To invade Taiwan. Jeff McCausland @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol @CBSradio

    Oct 21 2021

    Photo: Japan invaded Taiwan (The Republic of Formosa) in 1895. Here:  A Japanese triptych woodblock print depicting a native fighter attacking a Japanese officer with a halberd To invade Taiwan. Jeff McCausland  @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol     @CBSradio https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/taiwan-says-odds-of-war-with-china-in-next-year-very-low/ar-AAPIXRX

  • 1781: Remembering the life and times of General and Secretary of State Colin Powell. Jeff McCausland @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol

    Oct 21 2021

    Photo:  Official portrait of Colin L. Powell as the Secretary of State of the United States of America. Taken in January 2001. Remembering the life and times of General and Secretary of State Colin Powell. Jeff McCausland  @mccauslJ  @CBSNews @dickinsoncol https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-has-no-idea-who-colin-powell-really-was-ncna1281846

  • 1781: Moscow warns of full lockdown. Felix Light @CBSNews @MoscowTimes HFN

    Oct 21 2021

    Photo:  Front-line Moscow. Barricade at the intersection of Balchug Street and Lubochny Lane. Built to protect the Kremlin under the leadership of engineer Pavel Andreevich Sokolov. Moscow warns of full lockdown. Felix Light @CBSNews @MoscowTimes HFN https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/10/20/moscow-will-go-into-full-lockdown-if-cases-dont-fall-government-order-a75355

  • 1781: Winter is coming tonight. Simon Constable @RealConstable @Forbes Edinburgh, Barrons, WSJ HFN

    Oct 21 2021

    Photo:  Shine  on, harvest moon (hunter's moon). Winter is coming tonight.  Simon Constable  @RealConstable  @Forbes Edinburgh, Barrons, WSJ HFN https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/7874544/scotland-weather-arctic-air-plunging-temperatures-gusts/

  • 1781: India talks Abraham Accords with Israel, UAE and the US. @CleoPaskal, @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill HFN

    Oct 21 2021

    Photo: In India, Bene Israel Teachers  India talks Abraham Accords with Israel, UAE and the US.  @CleoPaskal,  @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill HFN https://www.deccanherald.com/national/india-moves-to-take-advantage-of-abraham-accords-joins-israel-uae-us-in-new-quad-1041900.html Cleo Paskal  @CleoPaskal, associate Fellow at Chatham House; Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Geopolitics, Manipal University, India;  adjunct professor of Global Change, School of Communication and Man...more

  • 1781: Canada's Navy stands up to the PRC bullying of Taiwan. Charles Burton @cburton001. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill HFN

    Oct 21 2021

    Photo:  Party platform of Taiwanese People's Party 1927-07 Canada's Navy stands up to the PRC bullying of Taiwan. Charles Burton @cburton001.   @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill HFN https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/us-canadian-warships-sailed-through-taiwan-strait-last-week-2021-10-17/ Charles Burton, senior Fellow at the Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute

  • 1781: The leading Korean presidential candidate appears decidedly anti-US and pro-China. @DrTaraO. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    Oct 21 2021

    Photo:   Anti-Trusteeship Campaign in December 1945. The leading Korean presidential candidate appears decidedly anti-US and pro-China. @DrTaraO. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.economist.com/asia/2021/10/16/south-koreas-ruling-party-bets-on-an-anti-establishment-figure Tara O, adjunct Fellow, Pacific Forum CSIS, and Fellow at the Institute for Corean-American Studies. (https://eastasiaresearch.org/)   @DrTaraO. 

  • 1781: The call to postpone and move the 2022 Winter games from Beijing. Nury Turkel @nuryturkel . @GordonGChang

    Oct 21 2021

    Photo:  Text is, "Boycott Xinjiang Genocide Products! Also don't attack our Chinese neighbors. Just say no to xenophobia and racism!."  Sign on NYU campus. The call to postpone and move the 2022 Winter games from Beijing. Nury Turkel @nuryturkel .  @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/us-olympians-voice-concern-over-human-rights-ahead-beijing-2022-2021-10-20/ Nury Turkel, commissioner at the United States Commission on International Religious...more

  • 1780: #LondonCalling: The Green Royals. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Oct 20 2021

    Photo:  A tropical plant community on Diego Garcia #LondonCalling:  The Green Royals. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-green-are-the-royals-from-prince-williams-global-prize-to-harry-and-meghans-rescue-chickens-76vbdtqlt .. How green are the royals? From Prince William’s global prize to Harry and Meghan’s rescue chickens The Duke of Cambridge’s Earthshot awards cement his reputation as an eco warrior. If only he’d leave the turtleneck at home, says Hilar...more

  • 1780: #LondonCalling: Boris Johnson goes green for decarbonising housing and discard boilers. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Oct 20 2021

    Photo: #LondonCalling:  Boris Johnson goes green for decarbonising housing and discard boilers. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/10/19/politics-latest-news-boris-johnson-news-gas-boilers-heat-pumps/ .. Type Ln2 steam tractor with steam boiler.  (Although this looks like a Portable engine, the absence of any engine components shows that this is, in fact, a portable boiler.) Exhibit of Steam Machines and Locomotives Heritage Park by historic mine in Tarnow...more

  • 1780: #LondonCalling: The unknowns of the Sir David Amess tragedy. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Oct 20 2021

    Photo: The Union Jack was lowered in honor of the murdered MP. #LondonCalling:  The unknowns of the Sir David Amess tragedy. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mi5-should-have-more-control-over-prevent-qk66k95xg Sir David Amess: Conservative MP stabbed to death

  • 1780: #LondonCalling: Heathrow inflates its price a lot. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Oct 20 2021

    Photo: Aerial photograph of Heathrow Airport—the Heathrow Star—in 1955. #LondonCalling:  Heathrow inflates its price a lot. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/heathrow-airport-to-raise-passenger-charges-by-up-to-56-per-cent-gtqx9fv7r

  • 1780: "You guys are stuck in here with me!" Matt Steinglass @mattsteinglass, @TheEconomist, Europe Correspondent

    Oct 20 2021

    Photo:  Polish Economic Guide (Poradnik Gospodarski) "You guys are stuck in here with me!"  Matt Steinglass @mattsteinglass, @TheEconomist, Europe Correspondent  https://www.economist.com/europe/2021/10/14/poland-is-a-problem-for-the-eu-precisely-because-it-will-not-leave?frsc=dg%7Ce 

  • 1780: Will the new mayor secure Penn/Moynihan Station? @HarrySiegel @NYDailyNews

    Oct 20 2021

    Photo: The glorious old Beaux-Arts  Penn. RR Station from Gimbel's N.Y. (Gimbels no longer exists.) The demolition of that magnificent structure by barbarians began in October 1963, to the outrage of architects, aesthetes, and the citizenry in general. Today, the impressively inefficient, dirty and vagrant-infested current Penn Station is being replaced by a new, less-accessible station named for Senator Moynihan in a splendid post office building long hailed for its architecture.  The new inter...more

  • 1780: Non-real growth: Inflationary bottlenecks? No, it’s a wage-price spiral. Elizabeth Peek, Fiscal Times and Fox News. @lizpeek

    Oct 20 2021

    Photo: Here, a Geological time spiral  Non-real growth: Inflationary bottlenecks? No, it’s a wage-price spiral.  Elizabeth Peek, Fiscal Times and Fox News. @lizpeek https://www.ft.com/content/0118f98c-7361-4ea2-b643-93ee9a3389bf

  • 1780: The Glasgow COP26 Conference. Elizabeth Peek, Fiscal Times and Fox News. @lizpeek

    Oct 20 2021

    Photo: The official logo of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), 2021. The Glasgow COP26 Conference.   Elizabeth Peek, Fiscal Times and Fox News.  @lizpeek https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/17/cop26-corporate-sponsors-condemn-climate-summit-as-mismanaged

  • 1779: What is Plan B? Richard Goldberg, @rich_goldberg, @FDD ; and Orde F. Kittrie @ordefk

    Oct 20 2021

    Photo:  Liberty, accompanied by Fortitude, reaches out to Peace and Concord. In the background the Temple of Reason. In the foreground is the Human Love, pointing to a tablet on which 'the Rights of the Man'. Two angels in the sky. \ What is Plan B?  Richard Goldberg, @rich_goldberg,  @FDD ; and Orde F. Kittrie @ordefk https://thehill.com/opinion/international/577044-us-rejoining-un-human-rights-council-what-it-should-do-first?rl=1 Richard Goldberg is a senior advisor at the Foundation for D...more

  • 1779: Can SecState Blinken reform the anti-Israel UNHRC? Richard Goldberg, @rich_goldberg, @FDD; and Orde F. Kittrie @ordefk

    Oct 20 2021

    Photo:  The Israelites mourn the death of Moses. In the background the burial of Moses on a hilltop by two angels (Deut. 34:8). The print has a Hebrew, Latin, French, English, German and Dutch caption. Can SecState Blinken reform the anti-Israel UNHRC?  Richard Goldberg,  @rich_goldberg,  @FDD ; and Orde F. Kittrie @ordefk https://thehill.com/opinion/international/577044-us-rejoining-un-human-rights-council-what-it-should-do-first?rl=1 - Richard Goldberg is a senior advisor at the Foundation...more

  • 1779: #StateThinking: Ceaseless PRC aggression; and what is to be done? @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc. @Stephens_Inc

    Oct 20 2021

    Photo:  The People's Liberation Army Air Force's Surface to Air Missile coverage over the Taiwan Strait back in 2006. #StateThinking: Ceaseless PRC aggression; and what is to be done? @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.  @Stephens_Inc https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/18/china-condemns-us-canada-for-sending-warships-through-taiwan-strait.html

  • 1778: #StateThinking: The Defense of Taiwan; and what is to be done? @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc. @Stephens_Inc

    Oct 20 2021

    Photo: Aerial-view map of Taiwan #StateThinking: The Defense of Taiwan; and what is to be done?   @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-sets-sights-on-taiwan-with-new-hypersonic-missile-test/ar-AAPFuSG

  • 1778: Lucy's solar panels not nominal. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    Oct 20 2021

    Photo:  Lucy Launches on Atlas V to Hunt Trojan Asteroids. NASA. Apparently, the mission was named after Lucy, AL 288-1, a collection of several hundred pieces of fossilized bone representing 40 percent of a female of the hominin species Australopithecus afarensis. In Ethiopia, the assembly is also known as Dinkinesh, which means "you are marvelous" in the Amharic language. Lucy was discovered in 1974 in Africa, at Hadar, a site in the Awash Valley of the Afar Triangle in Ethiopia, by the pale...more

  • 1778: Is the Starship Orbital Mission delayed? Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    Oct 20 2021

    Photo:  Starship Orbital Mission. NASA. Is the Starship Orbital Mission delayed? Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/nasa-document-starship-orbital-flight-in-march-22/

  • 1778: Sea urchin dining. Jon Fasman @TheEconomist

    Oct 20 2021

    Photo:  Sea Urchins Sea urchin dining. Jon Fasman @TheEconomist https://www.economist.com/technology-quarterly/2021/09/28/feeding-9bn-people-will-mean-reimagining-the-edible-world

  • 1778: Microbes cooking; sunless farming. Jon Fasman @TheEconomist

    Oct 20 2021

    Photo: A long-revered use of microbes in food; here, grapes and wine.  Microbes cooking; sunless farming. Jon Fasman @TheEconomist https://www.economist.com/technology-quarterly/2021/09/28/microbes-are-being-used-more-and-more-to-make-delicious-food

  • 1777: #AfterAfghanistan: ISIS attacks the Taliban East, North, South, Central. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

    Oct 19 2021

    Photo:  Surrendered Islamic State fighters after the Battle of Darzab. #AfterAfghanistan:   ISIS attacks the Taliban East, North, South, Central.  @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/15/casualties-explosion-hits-shia-mosque-afghanistan

  • 1777: #AfterAfghanistan: Al Qaeda always in the picture. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

    Oct 19 2021

    Photo:  Application form from the Khalid bin Walid training camp #AfterAfghanistan:   Al Qaeda always in the picture.  @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/10/ex-guantanamo-detainee-praises-talibans-victory-threatens-america-in-new-aqap-video.php

  • 1777: #AfterAfghanistan: What leverage? @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

    Oct 19 2021

    Photo:  A comic strip about the traits of reliable sources. (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Comics_About_Reliable_Sources_English_1.png) "In order for a negotiating side's leverage to work in their favor, the threats or promises they put forth must be perceived as credible by the opposing group.  . . .  A non-credible threat is a term used in game theory and economics to describe a threat in a sequential game that a rational player would not actually carry out, because it would not...more

  • 1777: #AfterAfghanistan: Speaking Taliban; and the US Senate 20 years later. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

    Oct 19 2021

    Photo: #AfterAfghanistan:  Speaking Taliban; and the US Senate 20 years later.   @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/10/ep-57-the-emperor-was-nude-all-along.php

  • 1776: Orbital hypersonic missile launch: "We don't know how they did this." Brandon Weichert @WeTheBrandon and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    Oct 19 2021

    Photo:  Hypersonic weapon, demonstrating its non-parabolic trajectory (denoted in red), has a distinctive signature which is being tracked by one of the layers of the National Defense Space Architecture (NDSA) beginning in 2021. Tranche 0 is to begin deployment in 2022. The satellites of the NDSA, in gray, are to be deployed in constellations orbiting Earth, and constantly keep Earth in their view (as depicted by the blue triangles [really, cones] representing the fields of view of the satellite...more

  • 1775: Small Modular Reactors for Tomorrow. Mike Hewitt CEO IP3 Security

    Oct 19 2021

    Photo:  Illustration of a light-water small modular nuclear reactor (SMR)  Small Modular Reactors for Tomorrow. Mike Hewitt CEO IP3 Security https://www.ft.com/content/e504b98e-51f2-4c68-9660-c368499b0473?accessToken=zwAAAXyT333wkdPlBLmOUfJMaNOWYMNoSZsEcw.MEYCIQCw9Kz1CXFqi8dUzSxOhdxomnDcHKCx6GVBvMDDq7itVwIhAN-x8hOYRHNRJTJ4dzulGGVxHn-i3dt4FqV-gr0NnJFT&sharetype=gift?token=423e007d-3500-4ac2-97a3-fb0105e18269

  • 1775: Nuclear power is green, ready now, and doesn’t need sunshine or windy skies. Mike Hewitt CEO IP3 Security

    Oct 19 2021

    Photo:  Haddam Neck Nuclear Power Plant, Primary Auxiliary Building, 362 Injun Hollow Road, Haddam, Middlesex County, CT Nuclear power is green, ready now, and doesn’t need sunshine or windy skies.  Mike Hewitt CEO IP3 Security https://on.ft.com/3mZPSb1 https://www.rolls-royce.com/~/media/Files/R/Rolls-Royce/documents/customers/nuclear/smr-brochure-july-2017.pdf

  • 1775: Iran invaded Azerbaijan, 2020. Brenda Shaffer @ProfBShaffer @FDD

    Oct 19 2021

    Photo:  The Iranian embassy in Baku. Iran invaded Azerbaijan, 2020.  Brenda Shaffer @ProfBShaffer  @FDD https://www.dailysabah.com/opinion/columns/what-does-iran-want-in-the-south-caucasus

  • 1775: The unusual new partnership of Russia and the EU. Katrina vanden Heuvel @TheNation

    Oct 19 2021

    Photo:  The night bivouac of Napoleon's army during the retreat from Russia in 1812; by Vasily Vereshchagin. The unusual new partnership of Russia and the EU. Katrina vanden Heuvel @TheNation https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/10/18/ftse-100-index-markets-live-news-energy-tax-rates/

  • 1774: Target Taiwan. Gerrit van der Wees @GerritWees, and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek

    Oct 19 2021

    Photo:  Tsai Ing-wen, President of the Republic of China Target Taiwan.  Gerrit van der Wees @GerritWees, and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek https://thediplomat.com/2021/10/what-do-taiwanese-think-of-chinas-record-setting-incursions-into-taiwans-adiz/ Gerrit van der Wees, adjunct professor at George Washington University’s Elliott School of Foreign Affairs and George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government 

  • 1774: 3500-year-old ghost of Babylon. "Indiana" Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 ; @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

    Oct 19 2021

    Photo:  A falchion (Old French: fauchon; Latin: falx, "sickle") is a one-handed, single-edged sword of European origin. Falchions are found in different forms from around the 13th century up to and including the 16th century. In some versions the falchion looks rather like the seax and later the sabre, and in other versions more like a machete with a crossguard. 3500-year-old ghost of Babylon.  "Indiana" Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1  ; @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness https://www.theguardia...more

  • 1774: Plan B for the Iran Deal Ambitions. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

    Oct 19 2021

    Photo:   A hudna (from the Arabic هدنة meaning "calm" or "quiet") is a truce or armistice. A famous early hudna was the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah between Muhammad and the Quraysh tribe, where the Prophet agreed to a truce and then waited till he was strong enough to win, after which he abrogated the truce.  Here:  Hendrick de Clerck - Allegory of the Twelve Years' Truce   Plan B for the Iran Deal Ambitions. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness https://abcnews....more

  • 1774: #NewWorldReport: What can Southcom do for abandoned Haiti? Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave); Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc

    Oct 19 2021

    Photo:  Loading sisal in Haiti #NewWorldReport:   What can Southcom do for abandoned Haiti?  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave); Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org  https://www.southcom.mil/News/PressReleases/Article/2811605/southcom-to-host-change-of-command-ceremony-oct-29/

  • 1774: #NewWorldReport: Ecuador turns to market solutions. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave); Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc

    Oct 19 2021

    Photo:  Camino Real guayaquil: Royal Road in Guayaquil #NewWorldReport:  Ecuador turns to market solutions.   Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave); Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org https://www.economist.com/the-americas/2021/10/16/latin-americas-economies-have-an-opportunity-to-grow

  • 1774: #NewWorldReport: The Magical China–thinking of impoverished Latin America. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) ;Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc

    Oct 19 2021

    Photo:  Chinese Troops in Xinjiang (where Xinjiang/Hsin chiang means roughly "new territories"); illustration of Chinese expansionism. #NewWorldReport:  The Magical China–thinking of impoverished Latin America. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) ;Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org https://www.economist.com/the-americas/2021/10/14/guillermo-lassos-battle-against-populism-in-ecuador

  • 1774: #NewWorldReport: The Caracas-Tehran connection in custody. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave); Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSo

    Oct 19 2021

    Photo:  Visualization of overseas Chinese populations per country #NewWorldReport:  The Caracas-Tehran connection in custody. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave); Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org https://www.wsj.com/articles/deal-maker-for-venezuelas-maduro-regime-extradited-to-u-s-11634432668?st=afg3vab7pdgjpjn&reflink=article_copyURL_share ..  ..  ..  Permissions: Visualization of Overseas Chinese populations per country 4...more

  • 1768: #Londinium90AD: When the Optimates lose confidence in the Emperor, from Domitian 96 A.D. to Louis Napoleon 1870 A.D. and 2021 A.D. - Michael Vlahos.

    Oct 18 2021

    Photo: 1695, Colosseum te Rome @Batchelorshow #Londinium90AD: When the Optimates lose confidence in the Emperor, from Domitian 96 A.D.  to Louis Napoleon 1870 A.D. and 2021 A.D..  Michael Vlahos.

  • 1773: #ClassicHotelMars: Moon Colony Race. Anatoly Zak @RussianSpaceWeb David Livingston, Spaceshow.com

    Oct 18 2021

    Photo:  A NASA model of a proposed inflatable module @Batchelorshow #ClassicHotelMars: Moon Colony Race.  Anatoly Zak @RussianSpaceWeb David Livingston, Spaceshow.com https://futurism.com/nasa-artemis-base-camp-moon https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/russia-and-china-planning-a-moon-base-together/ar-BB1eq5Qp

  • 1773: "All signs do point that Pelosi is preparing for her exit." @DevinNunes CA-22

    Oct 18 2021

    Photo: Hiawatha's departure. @Batchelorshow "All signs do point that Pelosi is preparing for her exit." @DevinNunes CA-22 https://news.yahoo.com/nancy-pelosi-tells-pope-francis-144219127.html

  • 1773: California powerless. @DevinNunes CA-22

    Oct 18 2021

    Photo: Ruins in the vicinity of Post and Grant Avenue, 1906 earthquake @Batchelorshow California powerless. @DevinNunes CA-22 https://www.wsj.com/articles/california-scrambles-to-find-electricity-to-offset-plant-closures-11634376600 https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/06/americans-are-paying-the-most-for-gas-in-seven-years.html

  • 1773: Russia, the EU and the limits of environmental or human rights leverage. H. J. Mackinder, International Relations.

    Oct 18 2021

    Photo:  Grave of Anna Politkovskaya at the Troyekurovskoye Cemetery in Moscow The greatest concerns for human rights in the Russian Federation concern the ongoing conflicts in the North Caucasus, where reports of enforced disappearances, the killings of civilians and torture remain commonplace. Related to this violence have been ongoing efforts to silence voices of dissent. Most famously, the outspoken advocate of human rights in Chechnya, Anna Politkovskaya, was murdered in her Moscow apartmen...more

  • 1773: Civic lesson learned from the late Soviet Union about inflation and supply chains; & What is to be done? @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

    Oct 18 2021

    Photo:  One of the several photographs intended to show the two major economic policy makers of the Soviet Union together, Vladimir Lenin (left) who created the NEP, and Joseph Stalin (right) who created the command economy. @Batchelorshow Civic lesson learned from the late Soviet Union about inflation and supply chains; & What is to be done? @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness https://amgreatness.com/2021/10/15/sovereign-citizens-or-greengrocers/

  • 1772: Russell Shorto, Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob. #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview, April 22, 2021.

    Oct 18 2021

    Photo: Mob violence: Tarring and feathering Joseph Smith CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Russell Shorto #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview, April 22, 2021. Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob. Hardcover – February 2, 2021, by Russell Shorto   https://www.amazon.com/Smalltime-Story-My-Family-Mob/dp/0393245586/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Family secrets emerge as a best-selling author dives into the histor...more

  • 1772: Jeff McCausland #Unbound. Gettysburg Leadership—the complete, forty-minute interview. May 21, 2021.

    Oct 18 2021

    Photo:  The pursuit of Gen. Lee's rebel army. The heavy guns - 30 pounders - going to the front during a rain storm / E.F. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Jeff McCausland #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 21, 2021. Battle Tested! Gettysburg Leadership Lessons for 21st Century Leaders, by Jeffrey D. McCausland (Author), Tom Vossler (Author), Walter Dixon (Narrator), Gildan Media (Publisher). Audible Audiobook– Unabridged https://w...more

  • 1772: Holly Fretwell #Unbound. National Forests. The complete, forty-minute interview. April 12, 2021.

    Oct 18 2021

    Photo:  Woodland path at Hotel Aspinwall, Lenox, Mass CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Holly Fretwell  #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview.  April 12, 2021. Fix America’s Forests: Reforms to Restore National Forests and Tackle the Wildfire Crisis. Holly Fretwell , Jonathan Wood April 12, 2021   https://www.perc.org/2021/04/12/fix-americas-forests-reforms-to-restore-national-forests-and-tackle-the-wildfire-crisis/ In 2020, the largest wildf...more

  • 1768: 12b/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Lessons Learned after seven years of false witnessing. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 17 2021

    Photo: Ninth Commandment:  Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.  Here: The Ten Commandments. @Batchelorshow 12b/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Lessons Learned after seven years of false witnessing.  Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • 1768: 12a/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Lessons Learned after seven years of false witnessing. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 17 2021

    Photo:.  "The Falcon Plucks out the Eyes of the Falconer for Bearing False Witness Against the Nobleman's Wife", Folio from a Kalila wa Dimna @Batchelorshow 12a/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Lessons Learned after seven years of false witnessing.  Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • 1771: 11/12 #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: At CPAC 2020. Publishing "Spygate Exposed" January, 2021. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 17 2021

    Photo:  The emeritus professor, despite the unusual conduct. 11/12   #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: At CPAC 2020. Publishing "Spygate Exposed" January, 2021. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety .. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44230733 "Stefan A Halper, a 73-year-old professor emeritus at the University of Cambridge, has been identified as an informant who worked with the FBI to gather information on at least three members of the Trump campaign team it su...more

  • 1771: 10/12 #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Mueller investigation neither questioned nor contacted Svetlana Lokhova. Washington Post, July 24, 2019. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 17 2021

    Photo:  Robert Mueller: G-man confused 10/12   #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Mueller investigation neither questioned nor contacted Svetlana Lokhova. Washington Post, July 24, 2019. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • 1771: 9/12 #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Profile of "well-regarded academic who is also a patriot" Stefan Halper in the Washington Post, June 5, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 17 2021

    Photo:   Convocation dress of a Doctor of Civil Law in the University of Oxford, detail scanned from a reproduction of a 1675 engraving (Habiti Academici, part of the series Oxonia Illustrata) by David Loggan 9/12  #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Profile of "well-regarded academic who is also a patriot" Stefan Halper in the Washington Post, June 5, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • 1771: 8/12 #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Book launch party with a pride of competing intelligence agents, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, May 18, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 17 2021

    Photo:  Book:   Ars moriendi, The Art of Dying. 8/12   #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Book launch party with a pride of competing intelligence agents, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, May 18, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • 1771: 7/12 #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: American media name Cambridge Professor Stefan Halper as the source of the allegations, May 18, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 17 2021

    Photo:  The Library; Trinity, Cambridge 7/12  #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: American media name Cambridge Professor Stefan Halper as the source of the allegations, May 18, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • 1771: 6/12 #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: "Glamorous." Daily Telegraph, April 2, 2017. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova.

    Oct 17 2021

    Photo:  Russian women of yesteryear 6/12  #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: "Glamorous." Daily Telegraph, April 2, 2017. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova.

  • 1771: 5/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Allegedly linked to the GRU and Vladimir Putin on the Guardian front gate, April 1, 2017. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova.

    Oct 17 2021

    Photo:   The Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, abbreviated G.U., formerly the Main Intelligence Directorate and still commonly known by its previous abbreviation GRU, is the foreign military intelligence agency of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.  Unit 29155 is a Russian (GRU) unit tasked with foreign assassinations and other activities aimed at destabilizing European countries 5/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: A...more

  • 1771: 4/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Within a week, 2/28/17-3/4/17, Svetlana Lokhova is contacted by WSJ, WAPO, and NYT, all of whom suspect her to be a Russian agent. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova.

    Oct 17 2021

    Photo: Newspaper readers, 1840 4/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Within a week, 2/28/17-3/4/17, Svetlana Lokhova is contacted by WSJ, WAPO, and NYT, all of whom suspect her to be a Russian agent. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova.

  • 1771: 3/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: The first sign of the attack on Svetlana Lokhova and Michael Flynn, the Financial Times, December 16, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova

    Oct 17 2021

    Photo:   Financial Times 1888 front page 3/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: The first sign of the attack on Svetlana Lokhova and Michael Flynn, the Financial Times, December 16, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova

  • 1771: 2/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Remembering the Stefan Halper origins, August 10-16, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova.

    Oct 17 2021

    Photo:   US Theatrical Poster.  Fair use. "Halper, 75, a Cambridge professor and an FBI informant against Trump’s campaign, demanded the claims in the U.S. District Court of Eastern Virginia filed in May by Svetlana Lokhova in a complaint that labels him a 'spy' and [bleep] be dismissed and his accuser be sanctioned by the judge." —Washington Examiner 2/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Remembering the Stefan Halper origins, August 10-16, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. ..

  • 1771: 1/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Remembering the Peter Strzok origins, July 31, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova.

    Oct 17 2021

    Photo:  The Jealous Husband, a genre painting by Cornelius Krieghoff depicting a cuckolded husband. Strzok is married to Melissa Hodgman, an associate director at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. "Don’t you hate it when you and your married girlfriend are trying to engineer a coup against the duly elected president of the United States, and your wife busts you and threatens to hire a keyhole peeper and call your mistress’s cuckolded husband?        "Meet Peter Strzok, the fired cr...more

  • 1770: Michael Auslin #Unbound. Asia-Pacific. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 12, 2021. LXX GLXXG

    Oct 17 2021

     Photo: A simple view of IndoPacific . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Michael Auslin #Unbound. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 12, 2021. LXX GLXXG Asia's New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific,  by Michael R. Auslin   Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08563RW9H/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 The Indo-Pacific is fast becoming the world's dominant region. Now, as it grows in power and wealth, geop...more

  • 1770: James Tooley #Unbound: Really good schools. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG

    Oct 17 2021

    Photo:   SER-Niños Charter School, a charter school in the Gulfton area of Houston, Texas CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow  James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG Really Good Schools: Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education –  Hardcover – April 12, 2021.by James Tooley  “James Tooley has taken his argument about the transformative power of low-cost private education to a new and revelato...more

  • 1769: #ClassicHotelMars: A long line of tourists -- Captain James T. Kirk? -- for Earth-orbit hotel rooms. David Livingston Spaceshow.com. Marcia Smith, SpacepolicyOnline.com

    Oct 17 2021

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. 1961  A model of an inflatable space station concept with a solar power system collector in 1961. It was 24 feet in diameter with internal fabric bulkhead which could be separately pressurized in an emergency. @Batchelorshow #ClassicHotelMars: A long line of tourists -- Captain James T. Kirk? -- for Earth-orbit hotel rooms. David Livingston Spaceshow.com. Marcia Smith, SpacepolicyOnline.com https://www.newsweek.com/star-trek-george-takei...more

  • 1768: New South Wales reopens for business and festivity in hours; & What is to be done? Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales, Australia.

    Oct 17 2021

    Photo: A 630 lb gold specimen from Hill End, New South Wales, unearthed in 1872 @Batchelorshow New South Wales reopens for business and festivity in hours; & What is to be done? Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales, Australia. https://www.broadsheet.com.au/sydney/city-file/article/just-new-south-wales-has-hit-80-cent-fully-vaccinated

  • 1767: Oral antivirals join the remedies. Dr Henry Miller, @henryimiller, @PacificResearch Institute, www.HenryMillerMD.org

    Oct 16 2021

    Photo:  Molecular structure of PF-07321332. Oral antivirals join the remedies. Dr Henry Miller, @henryimiller, @PacificResearch Institute, www.HenryMillerMD.org http://www.henrymillermd.org/25774/to-prevent-a-twindemic-flu-vaccination-is-more

  • 1767: #ScalaReport: The supply chain does not improve quickly into 2022. Chris Riegel CEO Scala.com

    Oct 16 2021

    .Photo:  Punjab Regiment uses mules for carrying cargo in Burma during WWII. Animals have been used for logistic purposes by different peoples throughout history; the Roman army, in particular, preferred mules over donkeys for their moving capacity. #ScalaReport: The supply chain does not improve quickly into 2022. Chris Riegel CEO Scala.com https://9to5mac.com/2021/10/12/iphone-13-production-report/

  • 1767: The James Webb in French Guiana. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    Oct 16 2021

    Photo: Cayenne rue Christophe Colomb, French Guiana The James Webb in French Guiana. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/webb-telescope-finally-arrives-at-launch-site-in-french-guiana/

  • 1767: Captain Kirk outperforms Jeff Bezos. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    Oct 16 2021

    .Photo:  Publicity photo of William Shatner as Kirk, alongside Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock Captain Kirk outperforms Jeff Bezos. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/essays-and-commentaries/shatner-vs-todays-america/

  • 1767: 4/4 The Fall of Taiwan; & What is to be done? @ElbridgeColby The Marathon Initiative. Captain Jerry Hendrix, @JerryHendrixII Telemus Group. RADM Edward "Sonny" Masso USN (ret), Naval Historical Foundation

    Oct 16 2021

    Photo:  Woodcut of the mass killings which took place during the February 28 Incident:   an anti-government uprising in Taiwan that was violently suppressed by governor Chen Yi of the Kuomintang-led Republic of China government, which killed thousands of civilians beginning on February 28, 1947. The number of Taiwanese deaths from the incident and massacre was estimated to be between 18,000 and 28,000. The massacre marked the beginning of the White Terror, in which tens of thousands of other Tai...more

  • 1767: 3/4 The Fall of Taiwan; & What is to be done? @ElbridgeColby The Marathon Initiative. Captain Jerry Hendrix, @JerryHendrixII Telemus Group. RADM Edward "Sonny" Masso USN (ret), Naval Historical Foundation

    Oct 16 2021

    Photo:   The Takasago Volunteers were a unit of the Japanese Army recruited from Taiwanese aboriginal tribes. 3/4  The Fall of Taiwan; & What is to be done?  @ElbridgeColby  The Marathon Initiative.  Captain Jerry Hendrix, @JerryHendrixII  Telemus Group.  RADM Edward "Sonny" Masso USN (ret), Naval Historical Foundation https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/15/politics/china-taiwan-tension-debate-biden-response/index.html - Elbridge Colby @ElbridgeColby  The Marathon Initiative - Captain Jerry Hendr...more

  • 1767: 2/4 The Fall of Taiwan; & What is to be done? @ElbridgeColby The Marathon Initiative. Captain Jerry Hendrix, @JerryHendrixII Telemus Group. RADM Edward "Sonny" Masso USN (ret), Naval Historical Foundation

    Oct 16 2021

    photo:  Soldiers of the 1874 expedition in Taiwan 2/4  The Fall of Taiwan; & What is to be done?  @ElbridgeColby  The Marathon Initiative.  Captain Jerry Hendrix, @JerryHendrixII  Telemus Group.  RADM Edward "Sonny" Masso USN (ret),  Naval Historical Foundation https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/15/politics/china-taiwan-tension-debate-biden-response/index.html - Elbridge Colby @ElbridgeColby  The Marathon Initiative - Captain Jerry Hendrix, @JerryHendrixII  Telemus Group, director of the Defense ...more

  • 1767: 1/4 The Fall of Taiwan; & What is to be done? @ElbridgeColby The Marathon Initiative. Captain Jerry Hendrix, @JerryHendrixII Telemus Group. RADM Edward "Sonny" Masso USN (ret), Naval Historical Foundation

    Oct 16 2021

    Photo:  Taiwan Confucian Temple built during the reign of Cheng Jing 1/4    The Fall of Taiwan; & What is to be done?  @ElbridgeColby  The Marathon Initiative.  Captain Jerry Hendrix, @JerryHendrixII  Telemus Group.  RADM Edward "Sonny" Masso USN (ret),  Naval Historical Foundation https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/15/politics/china-taiwan-tension-debate-biden-response/index.html - Elbridge Colby @ElbridgeColby  The Marathon Initiative - Captain Jerry Hendrix, @JerryHendrixII  Telemus Group, di...more

  • 1767: #SmallBusinessAmerica: The only mistake you make is not to sell to the globe @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

    Oct 16 2021

    Photo:  The mechanical celestial globe made in 1594 in Kassel by en:Joost Bürgi, clockmaker from Switzerland. Now at Schweizerisches Landesmuseum i #SmallBusinessAmerica: The only mistake you make is not to sell to the globe @GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer Make the world your market with these tips and resources https://www.inquirer.com/news/small-business-overseas-exports-help-resources-20211012.html Gene Marks, @genemarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer, Washington Post Small Business colu...more

  • 1767: #SmallBusinessAmerica: Start Christmas selling earliest. @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

    Oct 16 2021

    Photo:  Christmas at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex #SmallBusinessAmerica: Start Christmas selling earliest.  @GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer Retailers Expect to Disappoint Holiday Customers. https://www.supplychainbrain.com/articles/33924-retailers-expect-to-disappoint-holiday-customers-study-finds?oly_enc_id=8797D5373267I4C Gene Marks, @genemarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer, Washington Post Small Business columnist.  

  • 1767: The Emperor's Clothes are an alternative reality. Dan Henninger, @DanHenninger, @WSJOpinion

    Oct 16 2021

    [htot:  The emperor's new clothes; illustration by Hans Tegner The Emperor's Clothes are an alternative reality. Dan Henninger,  @DanHenninger, @WSJOpinion  WSJ editorial board and Wonder Land columnist.   https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-biden-alternative-realities-reconciliation-spending-cost-nothing-border-closed-psaki-11634158213 Dan Henninger,  @DanHenninger, @WSJOpinion, WSJ editorial board and Wonder Land columnist.  

  • 1767: Plan B for the Iran Deal fail. @JoshRogin @WashingtonPost

    Oct 16 2021

    Photo: Plan B for an emergency shelter. See:  https://picryl.com/media/10-permanent-shelter-plan-b-cccf75 Plan B for the Iran Deal fail. @JoshRogin @WashingtonPost https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/14/iran-deal-is-dead-where-is-bidens-plan-b/

  • 1767: 2/2 SCOTUS new term for guns and religious belief. @RichardAEpstein.

    Oct 16 2021

    Photo:  Bible 2/2   SCOTUS new term for guns and religious belief. @RichardAEpstein. https://www.nevadacurrent.com/2021/10/15/2nd-amendment-case-before-supreme-court-could-topple-gun-restrictions/ Richard A Epstein, @RichardAEpstein Tisch Professor of Law NYU Bedford Senior Fellow; Hoover Institution;  senior lecturer, University of Chicago Law School.   

  • 1767: 1/2 SCOTUS new term for guns and religious belief. @RichardAEpstein.

    Oct 16 2021

    Photo:  Beecher Bible and Rifle Church is a historic church at the southeastern corner of Chapel and Elm Streets in Wabaunsee, Kansas. The church is named after Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, a financial backer for the town who helped smuggle rifles past pro-slavery forces in crates marked Beecher's Bibles 1/2    SCOTUS new term for guns and religious belief. @RichardAEpstein. https://www.nevadacurrent.com/2021/10/15/2nd-amendment-case-before-supreme-court-could-topple-gun-restrictions/ Richard A E...more

  • 1767: 224 MPH in Trenitalia Frecce luxury. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation director and head of Fondazione Leonardo Civiltà delle Macchine

    Oct 16 2021

    Photo:  Naples, Stazione Garibaldi 14 224 MPH in Trenitalia Frecce luxury.  Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation director and head of Fondazione Leonardo Civiltà delle Macchine https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/italy-high-speed-trains-alitalia/index.html

  • 1767: Hollywood on Strike. Jeff Bliss, @JCBliss, Pacific Watch

    Oct 16 2021

    Photo:  Holly wood. Hollywood on Strike.  Jeff Bliss, @JCBliss, Pacific Watch  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2021-10-13/iatse-names-date-for-possible-strike-if-talks-with-producers-stall Jeff Bliss, @JCBliss, #PacificWatch; formerly associate director for communications at the Hoover Institution; also, director of public affairs at California State University, San Luis Obispo.  

  • 1766: New South Wales aims to emerge with digital certificates. Scott Mayman @CBSNews. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

    Oct 16 2021

    Photo: One form of digital certificate. . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow New South Wales aims to emerge with digital certificates. Scott Mayman @CBSNews. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-south-wales-and-victoria-commence-trial-of-covid-19-digital-certificates-on-check-in-apps/

  • 1765: Arms control and the unknowns of the PRC nuke arsenal. John Bolton @AmbJohnBolton

    Oct 15 2021

    Photo:  Shah of Iran building two nuclear plants Arms control and the unknowns of the PRC nuke arsenal. John Bolton @AmbJohnBolton https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/10/arms-control-is-not-an-end-unto-itself/  ..  ..  .. Permissions: Advertisement from the 1970s by American nuclear-power companies. Scanned by: J. Ardalan To be used on Nuclear programme of Iran, illustrating American nuclear companies relation with the Shah of Iran. The text reads as follows: GUESS WHO'S BUILDING NUCLEAR...more

  • 1765: Why is Iran trying to intimidate the South Caucasus? Khazar Ibrahim, @hazar_khazar @azembassyus Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States of America

    Oct 15 2021

    Photo:  Petroglyphs in Gobustan, Azerbaijan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, dating back to 10,000 BC Why is Iran trying to intimidate the South Caucasus?  Khazar Ibrahim, @hazar_khazar  @azembassyus  Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States of America  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-13/azerbaijan-frees-iranian-prisoners-as-tensions-thaw-over-border?sref=5g4GmFHo Khazar Ibrahim, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States of America , @aze...more

  • 1765: 2/2 The UK food, fuel and Christmas shortages coming our way. Simon Constable @RealConstable, Edinburgh

    Oct 15 2021

    Photo: Hopeful children with still-empty Christmas stockings.   2/2   The UK food, fuel and Christmas shortages coming our way.  Simon Constable @RealConstable, Edinburgh https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/fuel-shortages-persist-in-london-and-south-east-england/ar-AAP5TRf Simon Constable, economist, journalist, currently based in Scotland; and author, The WSJ Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators That Really Matter: From Big Macs to "Zombie Banks," the Indicators Smart Investors Watch to Be...more

  • 1765: 1/2 The UK food, fuel and Christmas shortages coming our way. Simon Constable @RealConstable, Edinburgh

    Oct 15 2021

    Photo:   The bitter winter of 1947 with low coal stocks In the United Kingdom.  Welsh: Tarw dur, tractor a sled yn dosbarthu bara i bentre Llanwddyn yn ystod yr eira, 15 March 1947 1/2  The UK food, fuel and Christmas shortages coming our way.  Simon Constable @RealConstable, Edinburgh https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/fuel-shortages-persist-in-london-and-south-east-england/ar-AAP5TRf Simon Constable, economist, journalist, currently based in Scotland; and author, The WSJ Guide to the 5...more

  • 1765: Escape from the Farhud, 1941-1948. Joseph Samuel, and Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_Pres @mhoenlein1

    Oct 15 2021

    Photo:  Monument "Prayer" in Ramat Gan in memory of the Jews who were killed in Iraq in the Pogrom "Farhud" (1941) and in the 1960s Escape from the Farhud, 1941-1948.  Joseph Samuel, and Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_Pres  @mhoenlein1 · https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Rivers-Babylon-resilience-turbulent/dp/0578671921 · https://www.wsj.com/articles/when-the-mob-came-for-the-jews-of-baghdad-11622237901 · https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-history-of-iraqi-jews-is-in-jeopardy/2017/10/19/...more

  • 1765: The fresh lethality of Iranian drones. Seth Frantzman @sfrantzman @MidEast_Center Founder @GulfIsrael. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_Pres @mhoenlein1

    Oct 15 2021

    Photo: The fresh lethality of Iranian drones. Seth Frantzman  @sfrantzman  @MidEast_Center Founder @GulfIsrael.  Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_Pres  @mhoenlein1    Seth J. Frantzman is Senior Middle East Correspondent and Middle East affairs analyst at The Jerusalem Post. He has covered the war against Islamic State, three Gaza wars, the conflict in Ukraine, the refugee crises in Eastern Europe and also reported from Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Senegal, the UAE, Ukraine and Russia. Seth is author ...more

  • 1765: Why does Hizballah want the port explosion investigation stopped? Lt Col (Res.) Sarit Zehavi, @ZehaviAlma, @Israel_Alma_org CEO and Founder · Alma Research and Education Center. Malcolm Hoenlein@Conf_of_Pres @mhoenlein1

    Oct 15 2021

    Photo:   Beirut dock explosion; screen grab. See videos: — At  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Beirut_explosion, the photo entitled, "The moment of the explosion was captured during a BBC interview" — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNDhIGR-83w Why does Hizballah want the port explosion investigation stopped? Lt Col (Res.) Sarit Zehavi, @ZehaviAlma, @Israel_Alma_org CEO and Founder · Alma Research and Education Center.  Malcolm Hoenlein@Conf_of_Pres  @mhoenlein1 https://www.nytimes.com/20...more

  • 1765: Mookie Sadr of Baghdad rises again. Bilal Wahab @BilalWahab , @WashInstitute. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    Oct 15 2021

    Photo:  Baghdad minaret. The Haidar Khana Mosque Mookie Sadr of Baghdad rises again.  Bilal Wahab @BilalWahab , @WashInstitute.  Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 https://www.ft.com/content/125939da-fbe6-436a-8f16-f87d0363624b Bilal Wahab is the Nathan and Esther K. Wagner Fellow at The Washington Institute, where he focuses on governance in the Iraqi Kurdish region and in Iraq as a whole. He has taught at the American University of Iraq in Sulaimani, where he established the Cent...more

  • 1765: Inflation talk transforms into stagflation talk. Veronique de Rugy @Mercatus Center, @veroderugy, @GeorgeMasonU , George Mason University & NRO Online

    Oct 15 2021

    Photo:  A Bloomberg headline. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-12/stagflation-is-all-anyone-in-markets-wants-to-talk-about-now?sref=5g4GmFHo      "It’s taken just a few short months for stagflation to go from hobgoblin of cranks to a full-blown Wall Street obsession.      "Everyone seems worried about it. Bridgewater Associates co-Chief Investment Officer Greg Jensen says spiraling prices that choke off growth are a “real risk” that many portfolios are massively overexposed to. A...more

  • 1765: Cuban baseball escapes to freedom and the Major Leagues. Mary O'Grady @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion

    Oct 15 2021

    Photo:  Esteban Bellan, Cuban-American, was the first Latin American player to play in a Major League in the United States. Cuban baseball escapes to freedom and the major leagues. Mary O'Grady @MaryAnastasiaOG  @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/cuban-baseball-defected-mexico-covid-vaccines-hospitals-11633896055?st=kjzoei0sv3uuia2&reflink=article_gmail_share Mary Anastasia O’Grady, Wall Street Journal editorial board and “The Americas” columnist.  @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion

  • 1765: Friday Night Football, 1965-2021. @SalenaZito SalenaZito.com

    Oct 15 2021

    Photo:  Dick Lee has a running shot at goal in the match against Fitzroy.  G. Coventry raises his right leg in sympathy with the champion's movement. Friday Night Football, 1965-2021.  @SalenaZito SalenaZito.com  @DCExaminer   https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/community-family/faith-family-and-friday-night-football Salina Zito, CNN, New York Post; author, The Great Revolt. @SalenaZito   SalenaZito.com @DCExaminer

  • 1765: Celebrating Re-enactors of the Battle of Ligonier,1758. SalenaZito.com

    Oct 15 2021

    Photo:  Ligonier, Pennsylvania Celebrating Re-enactors of the Battle of Ligonier,1758.  SalenaZito.com https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/small-town-america-rolls-out-the-welcome-mat-year-round Salina Zito, CNN, New York Post; author, The Great Revolt. @SalenaZito  SalenaZito.com @DCExaminer

  • 1765: 2/2 The dangers inside all software; & What is to be done? Georgianna Shea @_GeorgiannaShea @FDD

    Oct 15 2021

    Photo:  Virus scanner 2/2  The dangers inside all software; & What is to be done?  Georgianna Shea @_GeorgiannaShea   @FDD https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/09/29/a-software-bill-of-materials-is-critical-for-comprehensive-risk-management/  @_GeorgiannaShea  FDD; Chief Technologist for FDD’s Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation (CCTI) and Transformative Cyber Innovation Lab (TCIL). .

  • 1765: 1/2 The dangers inside all software; & What is to be done? Georgianna Shea @_GeorgiannaShea @FDD

    Oct 15 2021

    Photo:  An infected version of an app to control the D-30 Howitzer was allegedly distributed to the Ukrainian artillery MOSCOW (Reuters) - Smartphones, computers and other smart devices purchased in Russia must come pre-installed with Russian software after legislation came into force on Thursday, in a move that seeks to help Russian IT firms compete with foreign counterparts. 1/2  The dangers inside all software; & What is to be done?  Georgianna Shea @_GeorgiannaShea   @FDD https://ww...more

  • 1764: 2/2 The pursuit and neutralizing of Al Qaeda's Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines; lessons learned. David Maxwell @DavidMaxwell161 @FDD

    Oct 15 2021

    Photo:  Examples of finely-crafted Moro blades made from Basilan "basih" (iron). 2/2  The pursuit and neutralizing of Al Qaeda's Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines; lessons learned.  David Maxwell @DavidMaxwell161 @FDD https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/10/07/lessons-from-the-philippines-irregular-warfare-in-action/ .

  • 1764: 1/2 The pursuit and neutralizing of Al Qaeda's Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines; lessons learned. David Maxwell @DavidMaxwell161 @FDD

    Oct 15 2021

    Photo:  A helicopter of the Philippine Air Force conducting airstrikes 1/2  The pursuit and neutralizing of Al Qaeda's Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines; lessons learned.  David Maxwell @DavidMaxwell161 @FDD https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/10/07/lessons-from-the-philippines-irregular-warfare-in-action/ .

  • 1763: 8/8 Patrick O’Donnell, #UNBOUND: The Indispensables. The complete, 80-minute interview, June 26 & October, 2021

    Oct 14 2021

    Photo:   Colonel John Glover directs the evacuation of the American army from Brooklyn, on the night of August 29-30, 1776. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 8/8  The Indispensables: The Diverse Soldier-Mariners Who Shaped the Country, Formed the Navy, and Rowed Washington Across the Delaware, by Patrick K. O'Donnell  From the bestselling author of Washington’s Immortals and The Unknowns, an important new chronicle of the American Revolution heraldin...more

  • 1763: 7/8 Patrick O’Donnell, #UNBOUND: The Indispensables. The complete, 80-minute interview, June 26 & October, 2021

    Oct 14 2021

    Photo:  George Washington praying at Valley Forge Dr Bond inoculated Washington's troops: "Finding the Small pox to be spreading much and fearing that no precaution can prevent it from running through the whole of our Army, I have determined that the troops shall be inoculated. This Expedient may be attended with some inconveniences and some disadvantages, but yet I trust in its consequences will have the most happy effects. Necessity not only authorizes but seems to require the measure, for sh...more

  • 1763: 6/8 Patrick O’Donnell, #UNBOUND: The Indispensables. The complete, 80-minute interview, June 26 & October, 2021

    Oct 14 2021

    Photo:  First page of Paine's The American Crisis              "The morale of the Patriot forces was boosted on December 19 when a new pamphlet titled The American Crisis written by Thomas Paine, the author of Common Sense, was published. "These are the times that try men's souls; the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily c...more

  • 1763: 5/8 Patrick O’Donnell, #UNBOUND: The Indispensables. The complete, 80-minute interview, June 26 & October, 2021

    Oct 14 2021

    Photo:  View of the Attack on Bunker's Hill with the Burning of Charlestown, by Lodge CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 5/8  The Indispensables: The Diverse Soldier-Mariners Who Shaped the Country, Formed the Navy, and Rowed Washington Across the Delaware, by Patrick K. O'Donnell  From the bestselling author of Washington’s Immortals and The Unknowns, an important new chronicle of the American Revolution heralding the heroism of the men from Marbleh...more

  • 1762: 4/8 Patrick O’Donnell, #UNBOUND: The Indispensables. The complete, 80-minute interview, June 26 & October, 2021

    Oct 14 2021

    Photo:  John Glover (November 5, 1732 – January 30, 1797) was an American fisherman, merchant, and military leader from Marblehead, Massachusetts, who served as a brigadier general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 4/8 The Indispensables: The Diverse Soldier-Mariners Who Shaped the Country, Formed the Navy, and Rowed Washington Across the Delaware, by Patrick K. O'Donnell  From the best...more

  • 1761: 3/8 Patrick O'Donnell, #UNBOUND: The Indispensables. The complete, 80-minute interview, June 26 & October, 2021

    Oct 14 2021

    Photo:  Gen. Sir William Howe CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 3/8  The Indispensables: The Diverse Soldier-Mariners Who Shaped the Country, Formed the Navy, and Rowed Washington Across the Delaware, by Patrick K. O'Donnell  From the bestselling author of Washington’s Immortals and The Unknowns, an important new chronicle of the American Revolution heralding the heroism of the men from Marblehead, Massachusetts On the stormy night of August 29,...more

  • 1761: 2/8 Patrick O’Donnell, #UNBOUND: The Indispensables. The complete, 80-minute interview, June 26 & October, 2021

    Oct 14 2021

    Photo:  Brooklyn Heights in 1854. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 2/8  The Indispensables: The Diverse Soldier-Mariners Who Shaped the Country, Formed the Navy, and Rowed Washington Across the Delaware, by Patrick K. O'Donnell  From the bestselling author of Washington’s Immortals and The Unknowns, an important new chronicle of the American Revolution heralding the heroism of the men from Marblehead, Massachusetts On the stormy night of August...more

  • 1761: 1/8 Patrick O’Donnell, #UNBOUND: The Indispensables. The complete, 80-minute interview, June 26 & October, 2021

    Oct 14 2021

    Photo:    A portion of Howes Map (1776) showing "The Heights" [of Guan, which is a variant of Gowanus], north of the village of Flatbush. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The Indispensables: The Diverse Soldier-Mariners Who Shaped the Country, Formed the Navy, and Rowed Washington Across the Delaware, by Patrick K. O'Donnell  From the bestselling author of Washington’s Immortals and The Unknowns, an important new chronicle of the American Revoluti...more

  • 1760: 8/8 Josh Rogin: Chaos under Heaven. #Unbound: the complete, eighty-minute interview, October 2021

    Oct 14 2021

    Photo: 天下大亂 — Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, Commander-in-Chief of the National Revolutionary Army, emerged from the Northern Expedition as the leader of the Republic of China. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 8/8  Chaos under Heaven,  by Josh Rogin https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08B364SKG/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 The explosive, behind-the-scenes story of Donald Trump’s high-stakes confrontation with Beijing, from an award-winning Was...more

  • 1760: 7/8 Josh Rogin: Chaos under Heaven. #Unbound: the complete, eighty-minute interview, October 2021

    Oct 14 2021

    Photo: 天下大亂 —  Mengde (孟德), was a Chinese warlord, statesman and poet. He was the penultimate grand chancellor of the Eastern Han dynasty. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 7/8  Chaos under Heaven,  by Josh Rogin https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08B364SKG/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 The explosive, behind-the-scenes story of Donald Trump’s high-stakes confrontation with Beijing, from an award-winning Washington Post columnist and peerless obs...more

  • 1760: 6/8 Josh Rogin: Chaos under Heaven. #Unbound: the complete, eighty-minute interview, October 2021

    Oct 14 2021

    Photo: Printmaking in ancient China. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 6/8  Chaos under Heaven,  by Josh Rogin https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08B364SKG/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 The explosive, behind-the-scenes story of Donald Trump’s high-stakes confrontation with Beijing, from an award-winning Washington Post columnist and peerless observer of the U.S.–China relationship There was no calm before the storm. Donald Trump’s surprise ele...more

  • 1760: 5/8 Josh Rogin: Chaos under Heaven. #Unbound: the complete, eighty-minute interview, October 2021

    Oct 14 2021

    Photo: An entrance to a school in Turpan, Xinjiang, China. The sign on the entrance says "Entrance to the school grounds. Please speak 'Guoyu' (national language, i.e. Mandarin Chinese)." CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Chaos under Heaven,  by Josh Rogin https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08B364SKG/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 The explosive, behind-the-scenes story of Donald Trump’s high-stakes confrontation with Beijing, from an award-winn...more

  • 1759: 4/8 Josh Rogin #Unbound: the complete, eighty-minute interview, October 2021

    Oct 14 2021

    Photo:    October Revolution Day in 1931, the founding ceremony of the Chinese Soviet Republic in Yeping Village, Ruijin, Jiangxi CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 4/8 Chaos under Heaven,  by Josh Rogin https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08B364SKG/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 The explosive, behind-the-scenes story of Donald Trump’s high-stakes confrontation with Beijing, from an award-winning Washington Post columnist and peerless observer of ...more

  • 1759: 3/8 Josh Rogin: Chaos under Heaven. #Unbound: the complete, eighty-minute interview, October 2021

    Oct 14 2021

    Photo: The earliest portrait of Emperor Shun in the stone inscriptions of the Wu family tombs in Jiaxiang, Shandong. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 3/8  Chaos under Heaven, by Josh Rogin https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08B364SKG/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 The explosive, behind-the-scenes story of Donald Trump’s high-stakes confrontation with Beijing, from an award-winning Washington Post columnist and peerless observer of the U.S.–China...more

  • 1759: 2/8 Josh Rogin: Chaos under Heaven. #Unbound: the complete, eighty-minute interview, October 2021

    Oct 14 2021

    Photo: The infamous Wuhan lab. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 2/8  Chaos under Heaven, by Josh Rogin https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08B364SKG/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 The explosive, behind-the-scenes story of Donald Trump’s high-stakes confrontation with Beijing, from an award-winning Washington Post columnist and peerless observer of the U.S.–China relationship There was no calm before the storm. Donald Trump’s surprise electoral...more

  • 1759: 1/8 Josh Rogin: Chaos under Heaven. Unbound: the complete, eighty-minute interview, October 2021

    Oct 14 2021

    Photo: Guang, a Shang-period ritual wine vessel. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 1/8 Chaos under Heaven by Josh Rogin https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08B364SKG/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 The explosive, behind-the-scenes story of Donald Trump’s high-stakes confrontation with Beijing, from an award-winning Washington Post columnist and peerless observer of the U.S.–China relationship There was no calm before the storm. Donald Trump’s ...more

  • 1758: The nuclear football with one key only: Jeff McCausland @mccauslj @CBSNews @dickinsoncol

    Oct 13 2021

    Photo: One key. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The nuclear football with one key only: Jeff McCausland  @mccauslj @CBSNews @dickinsoncol https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-milley-nuclear-weapons-lunch-button-congress-president-11633966176

  • 1758: Future Navy in a time of "divest and invest" at the DoD. Jerry Hendrix, Telemus Group

    Oct 13 2021

    Photo: Rear Admiral William T. Sampson’s son and Mascot on USS New York. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Future Navy in a time of "divest and invest" at the DoD.  Jerry Hendrix, Telemus Group https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/10/10/us-navy-sea-power-china-decline-military-strategy/

  • 1758: The Ethiopian civil war reignites Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs.

    Oct 13 2021

    Photo:  Ethiopian Warriors on their way to the Northern Front. Abyssinian warriors going to the northern front during the Second Italo-Ethiopian War . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The Ethiopian civil war reignites.  Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/ethiopian-government-launches-staggering-new-offensive-against-rebel-tigray-forces-group-says/ar-AAPnITA

  • 1758: Morocco and the risk of hot war with Algeria. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN

    Oct 13 2021

    Photo:. Natural hazards;  Dust Storm over Morocco and Algeria CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Morocco and the risk of hot war with Algeria.  Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/algeria-closes-airspace-moroccan-aviation-2021-09-22/

  • 1758: What does the EU expect from Germany? Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey Carnegie Endowment for Peace, @Carnegie_Europe, Strategic Europe.

    Oct 13 2021

    Photo:   C.D. Friedrich, Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (1818). CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow What does the EU expect from Germany? Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey Carnegie Endowment for Peace, @Carnegie_Europe, Strategic Europe.  https://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/85463

  • 1758: The EU migrant tragedy returns in Poland and Lithuania. Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey Carnegie Endowment for Peace, @Carnegie_Europe, Strategic Europe.

    Oct 13 2021

    Photo: .Migrants in Hungary at the Serbian border CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The EU migrant tragedy returns in Poland and Lithuania. Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey Carnegie Endowment for Peace, @Carnegie_Europe, Strategic Europe. https://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/85494 .. Permissions: Magyar: Migránsok Magyarországon a szerb határnálEnglish: Migrants in Hungary near the Serbian borderРусский: Мигранты подлезают под колючей проволокой н...more

  • 1758: The energy shortfall is global, unpredicted, persistent and accelerating. @LizPeek @TheHill @FNC

    Oct 13 2021

    Photo:   From energy.gov . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The energy shortfall is global, unpredicted, persistent and accelerating. @LizPeek @TheHill @FNC https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-liberalise-thermal-power-pricing-tackle-energy-crisis-2021-10-12/

  • 1758: #StateThinking: The unfinished Czech elections and Central Europe. @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.

    Oct 13 2021

    Photo: In the Czech Republic:  Black Triglav Lake 1934 CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #StateThinking: The unfinished Czech elections and Central Europe. @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc. https://apnews.com/article/andrej-babis-milos-zeman-europe-czech-republic-prague-d12a72e1c8f60d68e7c8322a11c024ba

  • 1758: #StateThinking: Russian energy dominates West as well as East Eurasia. @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.

    Oct 13 2021

    Photo: A gasolier: a chandelier lit by natural gas. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #StateThinking: Russian energy dominates West as well as East Eurasia. @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/vladimir-putin-holds-all-the-cards-as-us-strategy-to-stop-energy-crisis-in-disarray/ar-AAPhvm2

  • 1758: Stagflation mentioned in London. @LizPeek @TheHill @FNC

    Oct 13 2021

    Photo: (Screen grab)  Nouriel Roubini was almost the only economist who had the fortitude to say, as the day approached, that the  moment of 1999 turning into 2000 might possibly yield a global chaos of computer software unprepared for the shift.  He, and the rest of us, were relieved to see that that didn't occur; but It was Roubini who rightly brought the possibility to our attention. Manus Cranny is a Bloomberg star. Here's Roubini's take on stagflation:  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/video...more

  • 1758: Lake Jezero on the planet Mars, once upon a time. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Oct 13 2021

    Photo: NASA:  Images from the Perseverance rover confirm that Jezero crater is an ancient Martian lake, researchers say. . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Lake Jezero on the planet Mars, once upon a time. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/data-from-perseverance-confirms-jezero-crater-once-held-a-lake/

  • 1758: Blue Origin Blues : Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com HFN

    Oct 13 2021

    Photo: The coat of arms of Blue Origin . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Blue Origin Blues : Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com HFN https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/washington-post-slams-blue-origin/

  • 1758: #LondonCalling: The Orionids of Halley's Comet soon over Britain. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Oct 12 2021

    Photo: An Orionid meteor recorded by the NASA All Sky Fireball Network station on top of Mt. Lemmon, Arizona on October 13, 2015 at 04:31 a.m. EDT. Orionid meteors appear to come from the direction of the constellation Orion, circled in orange. . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #LondonCalling:  The Orionids of Halley's Comet soon over Britain. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/0/orionid-meteor-shower-2021-when-time-p...more

  • 1758: #LondonCalling: China and Not Capitalism @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Oct 12 2021

    Photo:  A Chinese robot in a game show "challenges contestants to see how much Xi Jinping thought they can memorize."  Screen grab at 6:00 minutes, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JovtmKFxi3c. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #LondonCalling:  China and Not Capitalism @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/imf-cuts-global-growth-forecast-amid-supply-chain-disruptions-warns-of-inflation-risks-11634043601?mod=hp_lead_pos3

  • 1758: #LondonCalling: Panic at the hearth. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Oct 12 2021

    Photo: "The [UK] business secretary has asked the Treasury to support industries hit by soaring energy costs, a source has told the BBC."  Here: traditional hearth. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow  #LondonCalling:  Panic at the hearth. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/10/11/kwasi-kwarteng-launches-multi-million-pound-bailout-bid-help/

  • 1758: #LondonCalling: Global taxes, US taxes and the banks @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Oct 12 2021

    Photo: Town of Lincoln receipts for tax payments  . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #LondonCalling:  Global taxes, US taxes and the banks @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/pandora-papers-flat-tax-reform-wealth-inequality-loophole-11633616530

  • 1757: #AfterAfghanistan: ISIS strikes Kunduz; Taliban scrambles. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

    Oct 12 2021

    Photo: ISIS attacks Sh'ia in Kunduz mosque.  Screen grab. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #AfterAfghanistan:  ISIS strikes Kunduz; the Taliban scrambles.  @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/08/deadly-bomb-attack-hits-shia-mosque-in-afghan-city-of-kunduz

  • 1757: #AfterAfghanistan: AQAP speaks of victory in Afghanistan and new threats to the US. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal HFN

    Oct 12 2021

    Photo: Pyrrhic victory:  The Battle of Heraclea took place in 280 BC between the Romans under the command of consul Publius Valerius Laevinus, and the combined forces of Greeks from Epirus, Tarentum, Thurii, Metapontum, and Heraclea under the command of Pyrrhus, king of Epirus. Although the battle was a victory for the Greeks and their casualties were lower than the Romans, they had lost many veteran soldiers that would be hard to replace on foreign soil. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchel...more

  • 1757: #AfterAfghanistan: What is the TTP (Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan) threat to Pakistan? @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

    Oct 12 2021

    Photo: Flag of Tehrik-i-Taliban (the Pakistani Taliban) CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #AfterAfghanistan:  What is the TTP (Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan) threat to Pakistan?  @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/10/movement-of-the-taliban-in-pakistan-ttp-consolidates-power-in-tribal-areas.php

  • 1757: #AfterAfghanistan: What Congress knows of Al Q in Afghanistan. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal HFN

    Oct 12 2021

    Photo: .Life in Afghanistan under the Taliban:  lots of death. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #AfterAfghanistan:   What Congress knows of Al Q in Afghanistan.  @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal HFN https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/09/testimony-to-receive-testimony-on-afghanistan.php

  • 1756: The nuclear arms race slips back into the shadows. Peter Huessy. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    Oct 12 2021

    Photo:  "He's driving me nuts - I'm on the verge of blowing my top" Ed. Valtman '62 (Herblock) Editorial cartoon drawing shows two hairy, muscular, anthropomorphic atomic bombs labeled "U.S. A-Tests" and "Soviet Intransigence" sitting at a table on which is a ringing alarm clock and a paper waiting to be signed that is labeled "A-Test Inspection Treaty." The U.S. atomic bomb is about to blow his top waiting for the Soviet atomic bomb to sign the treaty; the Soviet Union refused to accept on-sit...more

  • 1756: The Nobelist Dmitry Muratov is a protege of Mikhail Gorbachev and the late Professor Stephen F. Cohen. Katrina Vanden Heuvel @TheNation

    Oct 12 2021

    Photo:  The Academy's Documents.   The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, officially the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, is an economics award administered by the Nobel Foundation. Laureates are selected by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. .. The Nobelist Dmitry Muratov is a protege of Mikhail Gorbachev and the late Professor Stephen F. Cohen.  Katrina Vanden Heuvel @TheNation https://www.thenation.com/article/world/muratov-nobel-prize...more

  • 1756: Cowless Milk and Meatless Meat. Jon Fasman @TheEconomist

    Oct 12 2021

    Photo: Front cover of Meatless Meals, published in 1931 Cowless Milk and Meatless Meat.  Jon Fasman @TheEconomist https://www.economist.com/technology-quarterly/2021/09/28/cows-are-no-longer-essential-for-meat-and-milk

  • 1756: Anthropocene diet for the 21st-century climate. Jon Fasman @TheEconomist

    Oct 12 2021

    Photo:  Film poster for Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (2018). Anthropocene diet for the 21st-century climate.  Jon Fasman @TheEconomist https://www.economist.com/technology-quarterly/2021-10-02?utm_medium=pr&utm_source=us-e

  • 1756: The sustainable answer to the waste from gigafactories of EV lithium-ion batteries, to the discarded lithium-Ion batteries; and what is to be done? Larry Reaugh, CEO American Manganese Inc,

    Oct 12 2021

    Photo:  Nova Centauri 2013 is the first in which evidence of lithium has been found.               This image from the New Technology Telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory shows Nova Centauri 2013 in July 2015 as the brightest star in the centre of the picture. This was more than eighteen months after the initial explosive outburst. This nova was the first in which evidence of lithium has been found. ..  ..  ..  The sustainable answer to the waste from gigafactories of EV lithium-ion batteri...more

  • 1756: Losing Christmas, saving summer. Alan Tonelson, independent economic policy analyst who blogs at RealityChek and tweets at @AlanTonelson ; @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hil

    Oct 12 2021

    Photo:  Two traders in 16th-century Germany Losing Christmas, saving summer.  Alan Tonelson, independent economic policy analyst who blogs at RealityChek and tweets at @AlanTonelson ;  @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/09/us-china-trade-talks-on-trade-deal-china-purchases-of-us-goods.html https://alantonelson.wordpress.com/2021/10/07/whats-left-of-our-economy-lots-to-like-in-bidens-trump-y-china-trade-policy-vision/

  • 1756: Instagram of 14th-century Holy Land travel. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    Oct 11 2021

    Photo:  Saint George 14th Century Instagram of 14th-century Holy Land travel. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 https://www.msn.com/en-xl/africa/other/a-medieval-scroll-in-the-israel-museum/ar-AAOKLQo

  • 1756: After eight decades, honoring those murdered in the Babi Yar "Holocaust of Bullets." Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    Oct 11 2021

    Photo:  Notice dated 28 September 1941 in Russian, Ukrainian with German translation ordering all Kyivan Jews to assemble for supposed resettlement After eight decades, honoring those murdered in the Babi Yar "Holocaust of Bullets." Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7459671/holocaust-centre-names-babi-yar-killers/

  • 1755: #NewWorldReport: The Chilean presidential election tightens. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc

    Oct 11 2021

    Photo: Chile — presidential elections 1938 #NewWorldReport:  The Chilean presidential election tightens. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org https://www.newsclick.in/Who-Are-The-Leading-Candidates-Chile-Upcoming-Presidential-Elections

  • 1755: #NewWorldReport: Pedro Castillo turns toward the markets. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc

    Oct 11 2021

    Photo: Miniature book of the constitution of Peru #NewWorldReport:  Pedro Castillo turns toward the markets.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org https://news.metal.com/newscontent/101615263/Perus-new-prime-minister-says-redrafting-the-constitution-is-not-a-top-priority/

  • 1755: #NewWorldReport: Unconfirmed report of Iran missiles to Caracas. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc

    Oct 11 2021

    Photo:  Venezuela:  Return to the homeland 1878  #NewWorldReport:   Unconfirmed report of Iran missiles to Caracas. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc  https://www.securefreesociety.org https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/colombia-will-reject-extremists-in-2022-election-duque-says/ar-AAOKHIL

  • 1755: #NewWorldReport: Democracy in retreat in Latin America. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc

    Oct 11 2021

    Photo:  Suffrage Memorial, [2/8/21] #NewWorldReport:   Democracy in retreat in Latin America. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org https://www.economist.com/the-americas/latin-american-democracy-is-in-poor-but-surprisingly-stable-health/21805261

  • 1754: #PacificWatch: Cancelling Big Mow 31-HP V-twin Dual Hydrostatic 66-in Zero-turn Lawn Mower. @JCBliss #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 11 2021

    Photo: Print made by the Library of Congress. No known restrictions on publication. Frances Benjamin Johnston posed gardeners performing gardening jobs to illustrate the popular poem, The Glory of the Garden, by Rudyard Kipling. She submitted the photographs to the magazine Country Life in America, which did not publish the series. Today it is not known how many photos the series had, but the Library has 5 scenes, including prints with publication crop marks. (Source: Sam Watters, Gardens for a ...more

  • 1754: #PacificWatch: Cutting in line at Disneyland, 2021. @JCBliss

    Oct 11 2021

    Photo: Entrance to Disneyland, Aneka Amerika 102 (1957), p31 . @Batchelorshow #PacificWatch: Cutting in line at Disneyland, 2021.  @JCBliss #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.ocregister.com/2021/10/08/disneyland-announces-22-rides-where-you-can-pay-to-skip-the-lines-heres-how/

  • 1754: The Kremlin charge of Europe and China winter. H. J. Mackinder #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 11 2021

    Photo: View of one of Bröderna Nobel's limited company drilling rigs - for extraction of oil by pumping (Ausschöpfen). Balachani 1883 .. (More text can be found on the back of the photograph). The photograph is in red cardboard with the text - Pictures from some facilities within Nafta-Produktionsaktiebolag Bröderna Nobel. @Batchelorshow The Kremlin charge of Europe and China winter. H. J. Mackinder #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-10/world-s-en...more

  • 1754: Sequoias damaged, waiting on close inspection. @DevinNunes CA-22. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 11 2021

    Photo: Carleton Watkins (American - Sequoia Gigantea - "Grizzly Giant" - Mariposa Grove) . @Batchelorshow Sequoias damaged, waiting on close inspection. @DevinNunes CA-22. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/fires/article254866667.html

  • 1754: What of the surprising Quinnipiac polling of the suburban Independents? @DevinNunes CA-22 #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 11 2021

    Photo:   Illustration shows the arrival of a guest at a suburban family's home on Christmas eve; the guest is welcomed, given a drink and a large meal where he carves the turkey; then, after the children are put to bed, he helps decorate the Christmas tree, reviews building plans while standing in the snow at midnight, sleeps under a pile of blankets, wakens at 5:00 A.M. on Christmas day to a "chorus" of children playing musical instruments and cries of delight over their Christmas presents, he ...more

  • 1754: Ned Ryun #UNBOUND. Adversaries: the complete, twenty-minute interview.

    Oct 11 2021

    Photo:  Photograph of a painting or illustration signed "F. C. Yohn," possibly American Revolution (1775-1783) Ned Ryun #UNBOUND. Adversaries: the complete, twenty-minute interview. Ned Ryun, author, Adversaries Boston, September 1774. It is the confrontation that changes the course of history ... for England and for America. The tension between the colonies and Britain has reached a breaking point. The British are determined to tighten their grip on the colonies, but have underestimated t...more

  • 1754: John Tamny #Unbound. When Politicians Panicked: the complete, forty-minute interview. March 28, 2021.

    Oct 11 2021

    Photo:  A London Board of Health hunting after cases like a cholera.   John Tamny #Unbound. When Politicians Panicked: the complete, forty-minute interview. March 28, 2021. When Politicians Panicked: The New Coronavirus, Expert Opinion, and a Tragic Lapse of Reason   /  Hardcover – March 30, 2021 by John Tamny  (Author), George Gilder (Foreword) https://www.amazon.com/When-Politicians-Panicked-Coronavirus-Opinion/dp/1642938378/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= When ...more

  • 1754: The Mesopotamian city of Noah's flood wiped out by an earthquake. Charles Pellegrino, author.

    Oct 11 2021

    Photo:  An early Christian depiction showing Noah giving the gesture of orant as the dove returns CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The Mesopotamian City of Noah's flood wiped out by an earthquake. Charles Pellegrino, author. Return to Sodom and Gomorrah    Paperback – December 1, 1995 by Charles R. Pellegrino (Author https://www.amazon.com/Return-Sodom-Gomorrah-Charles-Pellegrino/dp/0380726335) A brilliant author, scientist, and adventurer who ...more

  • 1754: Sophie Pedder #UNBOUND. Révolution Française, the complete forty-minute interview, July 17, 2021.

    Oct 11 2021

    Pnoto:  La Révolution française est une période de bouleversements sociaux et politiques de grande envergure en France, dans ses colonies et en Europe à la fin du xviiie siècle.  Here:  architecture from "The History of the French Revolution, 1789 to 1795; or a country without a God" Sophie Pedder #UNBOUND. Révolution Française, the complete forty-minute interview, July 17, 2021. Révolution Française, by Sophie Pedder.  @PedderSophie  https://www.amazon.com/Revolution-Française-Emmanuel-Macr...more

  • 1753: ""Save Australia!" in the streets of New York City. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales.

    Oct 10 2021

    Photo: Australian protests against continuing lockdowns. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow ""Save Australia!" in the streets of New York City. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/transcript-of-robert-s-mueller-iiis-testimony-before-the-house-intelligence-committee/2019/07/24/f424acf0-ad97-11e9-a0c9-6d2d7818f3da_story.html

  • 1753: #PacificWatch: "Chris vs Crack" in the Skid Row of LA; & What is to be done? @JCBliss

    Oct 10 2021

    Photo: Close-up of the cooking process that creates crack. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #PacificWatch: "Chris vs Crack" in the Skid Row of LA; & What is to be done?  @JCBliss #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.yahoo.com/now/skid-row-inside-epicentre-la-230100415.html

  • 1753: 2/2: #Londinium90AD: Pariamentarian Edward Gibbon looks at Rome 98 A.D. and glimpses London 1774 A.D. and America 2021 A.D.. Michael Vlahos. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 10 2021

    Photo: Statue of Trajan, ruler of Rome in 98 AD: Luna marble and Proconessian marble, 2nd century AD, from Ostia Antica. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 2/2: #Londinium90AD: Pariamentarian Edward Gibbon looks at Rome 98 A.D. and glimpses London 1774 A.D. and America 2021 A.D.. Michael Vlahos. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_History_of_the_Decline_and_Fall_of_the_Roman_Empire

  • 1753: 1/2: #Londinium90AD: Parliamentarian Edward Gibbon looks at Rome's Decline and glimpses London 1774 A.D. and Washington 2021 A.D.. Michael Vlahos. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 10 2021

    Photo: Engraving by Henry Meyer of King George III, king in 1774, in his later life (1817) CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 1/2: #Londinium90AD: Parliamentarian Edward Gibbon looks at Rome's decline and glimpses London 1774 A.D. and Washington 2021 A.D.. Michael Vlahos. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_History_of_the_Decline_and_Fall_of_the_Roman_Empire

  • 1752: 11/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: At CPAC 2020. Publishing "Spygate Exposed" January, 2021. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 10 2021

    Photo: Svetlana Lokhova, author of Spygate Exposed. 11/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: At CPAC 2020.  Publishing Spygate Exposed January, 2021.  Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://youtu.be/pG93ztyIRQs

  • 1752: 10/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Mueller investigation neither questioned nor contacted Svetlana Lokhova. Washington Post, July 24, 2019. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 10 2021

    Photo:   Fox News reporting on ". . .  the reports of an FBI employee altering documents in the 2016 Russia probe, the false narrative being pushed by Democrats, the FBI’s surveillance of him for information on the Trump campaign, and what might come out in the IG report on the Russia probe. #FoxBusiness"  Screen grab. 10/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Mueller investigation neither questioned nor contacted Svetlana Lokhova. Washington Post, July 24, 2019. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #Frie...more

  • 1752: 9/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Profile of "well-regarded academic who is also a patriot" Stefan Halper in the Washington Post, June 5, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 10 2021

    Photo:  Octyabrskaya Hotel, Moscow:  where highest officials and important guests stayed during the USSR, and somewhat later. 9/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Profile of "well-regarded academic who is also a patriot" Stefan Halper in the Washington Post, June 5, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  . . Permissions: Русский: Вокзал Николаевский (Московский) (Санкт-Петербург и Лен.область, Санкт-Петербург, Восстания площадь, 2) Ta...more

  • 1752: 8/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Book launch party with a pride of competing intelligence agents, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, May 18, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 10 2021

    Photo: Book-printing presses 8/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Book launch party with a pride of competing intelligence agents, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, May 18, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • 1752: 7/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: American media names Cambridge Professor Stefan Halper as the source of the allegations, May 18, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 10 2021

    Photo:  British poster warns against talking details of operations. 7/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: American media names Cambridge Professor Stefan Halper as the source of the allegations, May 18, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • 1752: 6/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: "Glamorous." Daily Telegraph, April 2, 2017. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova.

    Oct 10 2021

    Photo: Russian edition, Glamour magazine; screen grab. https://www.glamour.ru/fashion-news/puhovik-odeyalo-luchshee-chto-proizojdet-s-vami-v-holodnyj-sezon-provereno-kim-kardashyan   6/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: "Glamorous." Daily Telegraph, April 2, 2017.  Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/01/cambridge-university-dragged-row-donald-trumps-ex-spy-chiefs/ ..

  • 1752: 5/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Allegedly linked to the GRU and Vladimir Putin on the Guardian front gate, April 1, 2017. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 10 2021

    Photo:  The entry of Russian troops into Paris in 1814, headed by the Emperor Alexander I 5/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Allegedly linked to the GRU and Vladimir Putin on the Guardian front gate, April 1, 2017. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/31/michael-flynn-new-evidence-spy-chiefs-had-concerns-about-russian-ties

  • 1752: 4/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Over three days, 2/28/17-3/4/17, Svetlana Lokhova is contacted by WSJ, WAPO, NYT, all of whom suspect her as a Russian agent. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 10 2021

    Photo:  Newsboy in tattered clothing selling newspapers as two men fight in front of The Herald building. 4/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Over three days, 2/28/17-3/4/17, Svetlana Lokhova is contacted by WSJ, WAPO, NYT, all of whom suspect her as a Russian agent. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.wsj.com/articles/mike-flynn-didnt-report-2014-interaction-with-russian-british-national-1489809842

  • 1752: 3/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: The first sign of the attack on Svetlana Lokhova and Michael Flynn, the Financial Times, December 16, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 10 2021

    Photo: Michael Flynn with General Joseph F. Dunford (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff), General Joseph Votel and General Raymond A. Thomas at MacDill Air Force Base on February 6, 2017 3/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: The first sign of the attack on Svetlana Lokhova and Michael Flynn, the Financial Times, December 16, 2016.  Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.ft.com/content/d43cd586-c396-11e6-9bca-2b93a6856354

  • 1752: 2/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Remembering the Stefan Halper origins, August 10-16, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 10 2021

    Photo:   2/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Remembering the Stefan Halper origins, August 10-16, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossfire_Hurricane_(FBI_investigation)

  • 1752: 1/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Remembering the Peter Strzok origins, July 31, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 10 2021

    Photo:  Peter Strzok in a Congressional hearing. 1/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Remembering the Peter Strzok origins, July 31, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossfire_Hurricane_(FBI_investigation)

  • 1751: Paris and Athens sudden teamwork. Bradley Bowman @FDD

    Oct 09 2021

    Photo:  Painting depicting Greek military units in the WWI Victory Parade in Arc de Triomphe in Paris in July 1919. Paris and Athens sudden teamwork. Bradley Bowman @FDD https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/7/greece-ratifies-intra-nato-defence-pact-with-france "The two countries [France and Greece] are already bound to help each other from an attack originating outside the alliance. But the Strategic Partnership on Defence and Security for the first time joins two NATO members to support ...more

  • 1751: #PacificWatch: The Rotterdam Express is the person of interest. @JCBliss HFN

    Oct 09 2021

    Photo:  KOKOPO CHIEF Container Ship:  A technological cousin of the Rotterdam Express. IMO:  8907412.MMSI:  477062000.Call Sign:  VRRD.Flag:  Hong Kong [HK].AIS Vessel Type:  Cargo.Gross Tonnage:  10352.Deadweight:  13970 t.Length Overall x Breadth Extreme:  158.06m × 22.2m.Year Built:  1991.Status:  Active #PacificWatch: The Rotterdam Express is the person of interest. @JCBliss HFN https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-coast-guard-boards-german-ship-as-part-of-oil-spill-investigation-116336158...more

  • 1744: Who will contaminate Mars—& What is to be done? Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com HFN

    Oct 09 2021

    Photo:  Mars PathFinder Rover Traverse Image NASA/JPL CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Who will contaminate Mars & What is to be done? Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com HFN https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/report-reduce-contamination-restrictions-for-some-future-mars-missions/

  • 1744: Dragon Supreme. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com HFN

    Oct 09 2021

    Photo: Illustration of a wingèd, fire-breathing dragon by Friedrich Justin Bertuch from 1806   CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Dragon Supreme.  Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com HFN https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/astronauts-name-next-new-dragon-capsule-to-fly-endurance/

  • 1750: 4/4 Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate, by Paul Halpern

    Oct 09 2021

    Photo:  Creation of the Universe; in National Gallery of Art 4/4   Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate, by Paul Halpern  A respected physics professor and author breaks down the great debate over the Big Bang and the continuing quest to understand the fate of the universe. Today, the Big Bang is so entrenched in our understanding of the cosmos that to doubt it would seem crazy. But as Paul Halpern shows in Flashes of Creation, just decades ago its mer...more

  • 1750: 3/4 Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate, by Paul Halpern

    Oct 09 2021

    Photo:   Timeline of the metric expansion of space, where space, including hypothetical non-observable portions of the universe, is represented at each time by the circular sections. On the left, the dramatic expansion occurs in the inflationary epoch; and at the center, the expansion accelerates (artist's concept; not to scale). 3/4   Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate, by Paul Halpern  A respected physics professor and author breaks down the great ...more

  • 1750: 2/4 Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate, by Paul Halpern

    Oct 09 2021

    Photo:  Creation of the air and water; in Rijksmuseum. Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate, by Paul Halpern  A respected physics professor and author breaks down the great debate over the Big Bang and the continuing quest to understand the fate of the universe. Today, the Big Bang is so entrenched in our understanding of the cosmos that to doubt it would seem crazy. But as Paul Halpern shows in Flashes of Creation, just decades ago its mere mention ca...more

  • 1750: 1/4 Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate, by Paul Halpern

    Oct 09 2021

    Photo:  Creation, on the exterior shutters of Hieronymus Bosch's triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights (c. 1490–1510) Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate, by Paul Halpern  A respected physics professor and author breaks down the great debate over the Big Bang and the continuing quest to understand the fate of the universe. Today, the Big Bang is so entrenched in our understanding of the cosmos that to doubt it would seem crazy. But as Paul Halpern s...more

  • 1750: Never before: Two feet of rain in 12 hours. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation HFN

    Oct 09 2021

    Photo: Blinding rain, on the road. (screen grab) Never before: Two feet of rain in 12 hours. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation HFN https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/06/weather/italy-flood-oman-climate-change/index.html

  • 1750: #SmallBusinessAmerica: Raven 1, Google Drone 0 @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer. Watch this raven take out a Google drone

    Oct 09 2021

    Photo:  Drone delivering coffee interrupted by aerial attack of a raven  #SmallBusinessAmerica: Raven 1, Google Drone 0 @GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer Watch this raven take out a Google drone https://www.yahoo.com/now/watch-raven-google-drone-mid-081245194.html?guc ". . . In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore;  . . .  is there balm in Gilead?—tell me—tell me, I implore!” "Quoth the Raven 'Nevermore.' ”

  • 1750: #SmallBusinessAmerica: The missing workers @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

    Oct 09 2021

    Photo: #SmallBusinessAmerica: The missing workers @GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer https://www.wsj.com/articles/september-jobs-report-unemployment-rate-2021-11633641477?mod=hp_lead_pos2&mod=hp_lead_pos1

  • 1750: Federalism works hard for West Virginia and Arizona. Dan Henninger, WSJ editorial board and Wonder Land columnist. @DanHenninger, @WSJOpinion

    Oct 09 2021

    Photo:   Satiric depiction of late 19th-century political tensions in Argentina Federalism works hard for West Virginia and Arizona.  Dan Henninger, WSJ editorial board and Wonder Land columnist.  @DanHenninger, @WSJOpinion  https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-manchin-kyrsten-sinema-reconciliation-build-back-better-mob-federalism-states-rights-11633549661 .. "Federalism is a mixed or compound mode of government that combines a general government with regional governments in a single political ...more

  • 1750: Middle-power Ottawa has a lot in common with middle-power Baku. Robert M Cutler @RobertMCutler, Canadian Global Affairs Institute

    Oct 09 2021

    Photo:  Ottawa streetcar at Bank and Sparks, 1947  Middle-power Ottawa has a lot in common with middle-power Baku.  Robert M Cutler @RobertMCutler, Canadian Global Affairs Institute https://www.hilltimes.com/2021/08/25/canada-is-missing-out-in-the-south-caucasus/313402

  • 1750: Place-holding for fee at the understaffed IRS Call Center. Francis Rose, @FrancisRoseDC , host, Government Matters (Washington, D.C.); NationalDefenseWeek.com and francisrose.com; ABC 7 & News Channel 8 at WJLA-TV. @FrancisRoseDC.

    Oct 09 2021

    Photo:  A very large call centre in Lakeland, Florida (2006) Place-holding for fee at the understaffed IRS Call Center.  Francis Rose, @FrancisRoseDC , host, Government Matters (Washington, D.C.); NationalDefenseWeek.com and francisrose.com; ABC 7 & News Channel 8 at WJLA-TV.  @FrancisRoseDC. https://www.fedscoop.com/radio/the-daily-scoop-podcast-october-7-2021/

  • 1750: Unhappy France returns to Unhappy Australia. Scott Mayman @CBSNews

    Oct 09 2021

    Photo: Ambiguous hilarity: President Macron thanks PM Turnbull and his "delicious wife" for their hospitality.  Screen grab. Unhappy France returns to Unhappy Australia. Scott Mayman @CBSNews https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-58824604

  • 1750: Blaming Green for Christmas. Henry Curr @TheEconomist

    Oct 09 2021

    Photo:  1848 depiction of Father Christmas crowned with a holly wreath, holding a staff and a wassail bowl and carrying the Yule log Blaming Green for Christmas.  Henry Curr @TheEconomist https://econ.st/3FoudSd  THE SHORTAGE ECONOMY: The world economy’s shortage problem. Scarcity has replaced gluts as the biggest impediment to global growth.  https://econ.st/3FoudSd 

  • 1749: 2/2 #RealistInternationalism: Spy vs Spy awakens NATO anxiety. Anatol Lieven, Georgetown University @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst

    Oct 08 2021

    Photo:  NATO photo 2/2    #RealistInternationalism: Spy vs Spy awakens NATO anxiety. Anatol Lieven, Georgetown University @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2021/09/21/congress-wants-to-put-even-more-troops-in-russias-backyard/

  • 1749: 1/2 #RealistInternationalism: Spy vs Spy awakens NATO anxiety. Anatol Lieven, Georgetown University @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst

    Oct 08 2021

    Photo:  Spy as seen in a 2004 Mountain Dew television commercial. 1/2    #RealistInternationalism: Spy vs Spy awakens NATO anxiety. Anatol Lieven, Georgetown University @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2021/09/21/congress-wants-to-put-even-more-troops-in-russias-backyard/

  • 1749: 2/2 #AfterAfghanistan: The Helmandi Afghans and the Battle of Mawandi, 1879. Anatol Lieven, Georgetown University @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst

    Oct 08 2021

    Photo:  The Last Eleven at Maiwand by Frank Feller 2/2     #AfterAfghanistan: The Helmandi Afghans and the Battle of Mawandi, 1879. Anatol Lieven, Georgetown University @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2021/09/28/has-neo-orientalism-killed-our-ability-to-sense-the-limits-of-western-global-influence/

  • 1748: 1/2 #AfterAfghanistan: The Helmandi Afghans and the Battle of Mawandi, 1879. Anatol Lieven, Georgetown University @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst

    Oct 08 2021

    Photo:  The Last Stand of the British at Maiwand, Afghanistan, 27 July 1880 by John Elder Moultray 1/2    #AfterAfghanistan: The Helmandi Afghans and the Battle of Mawandi, 1879. Anatol Lieven, Georgetown University @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2021/09/28/has-neo-orientalism-killed-our-ability-to-sense-the-limits-of-western-global-influence/

  • 1747: #NewWorldReport: Is there a fix for the Darién Gap? Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Oct 08 2021

    Photo:  The often-lethal trek from Colombia to Panama (screen grab) #NewWorldReport: Is there a fix for the Darién Gap? Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/panama-to-bury-more-migrant-victims-of-the-brutal-darien-gap/ar-AAP8mlf

  • 1746: #NewWorldReport: Is there a fix for the Darién Gap? Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Oct 08 2021

    Photo: #NewWorldReport: Is there a fix for the Darién Gap? Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/panama-to-bury-more-migrant-victims-of-the-brutal-darien-gap/ar-AAP8mlf

  • 1746: NewWorldReport: Colombian left steers away from the US. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Oct 08 2021

    Photo:  The Battle of Boyacá was the decisive battle that ensured success of the liberation campaign of New Granada. NewWorldReport: Colombian left steers away from the US. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

  • 1746: #NewWorldReport: Drought and Elections. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Oct 08 2021

    Photo:  Children during the drought of 1878 #NewWorldReport: Drought and Elections. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis https://www.as-coa.org/articles/record-droughts-plague-latin-america

  • 1746: #NewWorldReport: Millennial Marxism reader leads in Chile. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Oct 08 2021

    Photo:  Chilean workers marching in support of Allende in 1964 #NewWorldReport: Millennial Marxism reader leads in Chile. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Left-Wing-Candidate-Leads-the-Presidential-Race-in-Chile-20210802-0020.html

  • 1746: Green and Blue and Turquoise Hydrogen and You. Vijay Vaitheeswaran @VVVijayEconBiz, @TheEconomist

    Oct 08 2021

    Photo:  Turquoise ("Green hydrogen, blue hydrogen, brown hydrogen and even yellow hydrogen, turquoise hydrogen and pink hydrogen. They’re essentially colour codes, or nicknames, used within the energy industry to differentiate between the types of hydrogen.") Green and Blue and Turquoise Hydrogen and You. Vijay Vaitheeswaran @VVVijayEconBiz, @TheEconomist HYRDROGEN'S HOPE AND HYPE: Hydrogen’s moment is here at last. After decades of doubts the gas is coming of age.  https://econ.st/3uOQq7h...more

  • 1746: #ScalaReport: Back to the office, not so much. Chris Riegel, CEO @Scala CEO, @STRATACACHE, #TheScalaReport

    Oct 08 2021

    Photo: A desk.  #ScalaReport: Back to the office, not so much. Chris Riegel, CEO @Scala CEO,  @STRATACACHE, #TheScalaReport https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/big-cities-are-holding-back-the-us-jobs-recovery/2021/09/30/46619dc8-220f-11ec-a8d9-0827a2a4b915_story.html

  • 1746: The Ex-Im Bank great expectations vs the PRC. Veronique de Rugy, Senior Research Fellow, @Mercatus Center, George Mason University & NRO Online. @veroderugy, @GeorgeMasonU

    Oct 08 2021

    Photo:  Export-Import Bank of the United States.  The Export–Import Bank of the United States (EXIM, or the Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States federal government. Operating as a wholly-owned federal government corporation, the Bank "assists in financing and facilitating U.S. exports of goods and services." EXIM intervenes when private sector lenders are unable or unwilling to provide financing, equipping American businesses with the financing tools necessary to com...more

  • 1746: Haitian misrule; & What is to be done? Mary Anastasia O’Grady, Wall Street Journal editorial board and “The Americas” columnist. @MaryAnastasiaOG

    Oct 08 2021

    Photo:  A free clinic established by a Buddhist monk for rural Haitians, who've survived a long sequence of exceptionally bad fortune:  here, a woman receiving acupuncture to cure her ill health. Haitian misrule; & What is to be done? Mary Anastasia O’Grady, Wall Street Journal editorial board and “The Americas” columnist.  @MaryAnastasiaOG https://www.wsj.com/articles/illegal-migrant-immigrant-undocumented-alien-free-trade-textiles-haiti-dominican-republic-dr-northern-triangle-mayorkas-11...more

  • 1746: Deregulating New Zealand succeeded in the 20th Century. @RichardAEpstein

    Oct 08 2021

    Photo:  From the album: Views of New Zealand Scenery Deregulating New Zealand succeeded in the 20th Century. @RichardAEpstein https://www.jstor.org/stable/41147804

  • 1746: The Constitution and the Removal Debate. @RichardAEpstein

    Oct 08 2021

    Photo:  The US Constitution. The Constitution and the Removal Debate.  @RichardAEpstein https://www.hoover.org/research/bidens-latest-firings-are-unjustified "At this point, it is important to address the possible constitutional provisions that might give the president the power to dismiss individuals at will. That discussion begins with the so-called Appointments Clause in Article II, which applies to two kinds of public officers. First are principal officers of the United States, includin...more

  • 1746: Unvaccinated Long Covid and the heart damage. Dr Henry Miller, @henryimiller, @PacificResearch Institute, www.HenryMillerMD.org

    Oct 08 2021

    Photo: Symptoms of covid-19 in Occitan language. Unvaccinated Long Covid and the heart damage. Dr Henry Miller,  @henryimiller, @PacificResearch Institute, www.HenryMillerMD.org https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-07/heart-damage-racks-covid-survivors-a-year-after-infection-study?sref=5g4GmFHo

  • 1746: The Biden FDA and the best science for GMO. Dr Henry Miller, @henryimiller, @PacificResearch Institute www.HenryMillerMD.org

    Oct 08 2021

    Photo:  FDA lab at Building 64 in Silver Spring, Maryland   The Biden FDA and the best science for GMO.  Dr Henry Miller,  @henryimiller, @PacificResearch Institute www.HenryMillerMD.org https://www.nature.com/articles/s41587-021-01084-2.epdf?sharing_token=kI1iLRtJcV3wjuWHx7S8S9RgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0MJHcmFiWsPjsRABVpxx8NOoX5RkBp95nxHDT2N2pboXRwy_-_Ev_OcH8sZj75oeXn0n1QWmlZynk3FXjlnVF0Z9QcT_u-g1WyT6YjYqtS0wogSKX81SJtpazC5gl8_DiM%3D

  • 1745: Decoupling from the PRC real or hoped? Simon Constable Edinburgh @TheRealConstable WSJ.com

    Oct 07 2021

    Photo:  Breaking off with China.   (screen grab) Decoupling from the PRC real or hoped?   Simon Constable Edinburgh @TheRealConstable  WSJ.com  https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-does-decoupling-mean-to-investors-11633112138?mod=searchresults_pos2&page=1

  • 1745: No petrol queues in chilly Scotland. Simon Constable. Edinburgh @TheRealConstable

    Oct 07 2021

    Photo:  Scotland in winter.   No petrol queues in chilly Scotland. Simon Constable. Edinburgh @TheRealConstable https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-05/u-k-businesses-face-historic-price-jumps-just-as-growth-slows?srnd=premium-europe&sref=5g4GmFHo

  • 1745: Bolstering the Garden of Eden of Semiconductors, Taiwan. @WeifengZhong, @Mercatus ; @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newswee

    Oct 07 2021

    Photo:  Semiconductor outlines Bolstering the Garden of Eden of Semiconductors, Taiwan.  @WeifengZhong,  @Mercatus ; @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://nationalinterest.org/feature/it’s-time-america-tie-knot-taiwan-trade-194275 https://www.ft.com/content/212f44b9-a271-425b-a7cf-608d43d46288 .. Permissions:  semiconductor outlines Date | 9 October 2018 /   Source | Own work   /    Author | Nimal udayanga 12 I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it unde...more

  • 1745: Evergrande losers and worse. Fraser Howie, co-author Red Capitalism: The Fragile Financial Foundation of China's Extraordinary Rise. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    Oct 07 2021

    Photo: Evergrande Evergrande losers and worse.   Fraser Howie, co-author Red Capitalism: The Fragile Financial Foundation of China's Extraordinary Rise.   @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/04/shares-in-china-property-giant-evergrande-suspended-after-debt-payments-missed

  • 1745: Phase One fail PRC; & What is to be done? Andrew Collier, managing director of Orient Capital Research in Hong Kong; author, Shadow Banking and the Rise of Capitalism in China. @acollier. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.

    Oct 07 2021

    Photo: The gardens of the American factory at Guangzhou c. 1845 Phase One fail PRC; & What is to be done?  Andrew Collier, managing director of Orient Capital Research in Hong Kong; author, Shadow Banking and the Rise of Capitalism in China.  @acollier. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.  https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/04/us-china-trade-ustr-katherine-tai-vows-to-enforce-phase-1-deal.html

  • 1745: Watch on the Himalayas. @CleoPaskal and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill Cleo Paskal, non-resident Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies

    Oct 07 2021

    Photo:   The Himalayan mountain range with Mount Everest as seen from the International Space Station looking south-south-east over the Tibetan Plateau. Four of the world's fourteen eight-thousanders, mountains higher than 8000 metres, can be seen, Makalu (8462 m), Everest (8850 m), Lhotse (8516 m) and Cho Oyu (8201 m). The South Col Route is Mount Everest's most often used climbing route. Watch on the Himalayas.  @CleoPaskal and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill Cleo Paskal, non-re...more

  • 1745: Australia Coal 1, PRC 0. vvvGregory R Copley, @Gregory_Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.

    Oct 07 2021

    Photo:    Eighteenth-century coke blast furnaces in Shropshire, England Australia Coal 1, PRC 0. vvvGregory R Copley, @Gregory_Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.   https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-06/china-releases-australian-coal-trapped-in-storage-reuters-says?sref=5g4GmFHo

  • 1745: What about the SPD, Olaf Scholz, the Bundestag and Moscow? Gregory R Copley, @Gregory_Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.

    Oct 07 2021

    Photo:   Russia-Germany border before World War I What about the SPD, Olaf Scholz, the Bundestag and Moscow?  Gregory R Copley, @Gregory_Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.   https://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/kremlin-says-wants-continuity-in-ties-with-berlin-following-german-polls

  • 1745: Beaver County votes with the winds of waves. SalenaZito.com @SalenaZito @DCExaminer

    Oct 07 2021

    Photo:   Beaver Co. townships in 1800 Beaver County votes with the winds of waves. SalenaZito.com  @SalenaZito @DCExaminer https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/where-the-wave-begins

  • 1745: Marcellus Shale Coalition speaks Keystone jobs. SalenaZito.com @SalenaZito @DCExaminer

    Oct 07 2021

    Photo:   Illustration of a Cephalopod (Goniatites vanuxemi) fossil from the Marcellus Formation. "The Marcellus Shale Coalition® (MSC) works with exploration and production, midstream, and supply chain partners in the Appalachian Basin and across the country to address issues regarding the production of clean, job-creating, American natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays." Marcellus Shale Coalition speaks Keystone jobs. SalenaZito.com @SalenaZito @DCExaminer https://www.washin...more

  • 1745: Millennial South Korea pushes back at Kim shake-downs. @JoshRogin

    Oct 07 2021

    Photo:    South Korean aid convoy entering North Korea through the Demilitarized Zone, 1998 "Ju-cheh means: how to be a successful shakedown artist" --J Bolton "In the twilight years of the George W. Bush administration, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice de-listed North Korea from the State Sponsor of Terrorism list, even though Pyongyang was, according to the Congressional Research Service, in deep with the Tamil Tigers and Hezbollah. Rice succumbed to a common second term pattern and threw...more

  • 1745: Russia battered by a Fourth Wave. Felix Light, Moscow Times, @felix_light, @CBS News, @Moscow Times

    Oct 07 2021

    Photo:   Plague riot in Moscow in 1771 Russia battered by a Fourth Wave. Felix Light, Moscow Times,  @felix_light, @CBS News, @Moscow Times https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/10/06/russia-reports-more-than-900-coronavirus-daily-deaths-in-new-record-a75229

  • 1745: Sunspots bloom. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Oct 07 2021

    Photo:  Sunspots.  NASA. Sunspots bloom  Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/sunspot-update-the-boom-in-sunspots-returns/

  • 1745: Zvezda module no longer nominal. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Oct 07 2021

    Photo:   Zvezda - Звезда.   A diagram showing the on-orbit configuration of the Zvezda Service Module of the International Space Station.  Zvezda module no longer nominal. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/due-to-cracks-russia-will-no-longer-use-zvezdas-docking-port/

  • 1745: #NATOThinking: Jeff McCausland, @mccauslJ @D6leadership, @USArmy; retired US Army Colonel & Dean of Academics at the US Army War College; @CBSradio natl security consultant; @CBSNews @dickinsoncol

    Oct 07 2021

    Photo:   The International Military Staff (IMS) is the executive body of the Military Committee (MC), NATO’s senior military authority. .. #NATOThinking:   Jeff McCausland, @mccauslJ  @D6leadership, @USArmy; retired US Army Colonel & Dean of Academics at the US Army War College; @CBSradio natl security consultant; @CBSNews @dickinsoncol https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/06/nato-expels-eight-members-of-russias-mission-for-spying

  • 1745: #NATOThinking: Nuclear weapons and false signals. Jeff McCausland, @mccauslJ @D6leadership, @USArmy; retired US Army Colonel & Dean of Academics at the US Army War College; @CBSradio natl security consultant; @CBSNews @dickinsoncol

    Oct 07 2021

    Photo:   Canadian CF-101B assigned to NORAD, firing an inert version of the AIR-2 Genie nuclear-armed air-to-air missile in 1982 #NATOThinking: Nuclear weapons and false signals.    Jeff McCausland, @mccauslJ  @D6leadership, @USArmy; retired US Army Colonel & Dean of Academics at the US Army War College; @CBSradio natl security consultant; @CBSNews @dickinsoncol https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanislav_Petrov

  • 1744: What of a Mutual Defense Pact with Taiwan? Steve Yates @DCIAdvisory @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    Oct 06 2021

    Photo: United States Consulate in Taihoku, Formosa @Batchelorshow What of a Mutual Defense Pact with Taiwan? Steve Yates @DCIAdvisory @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill Stephen Yates, former deputy national security advisor to Vice President Cheney and currently CEO of DC International Advisory. https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/10/gordon-chang-joe-biden-should-offer-a-mutual-defense-treaty-to-taiwan/

  • 1744: The Quad reorganizes to answer the PRC. Sadanand @Dhume @AEI @WSJOpinion

    Oct 06 2021

    Photo:   The promise of the Quad.  (screen grab) @Batchelorshow The Quad reorganizes to answer the PRC. Sadanand @Dhume @AEI @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/india-china-aukus-quad-japan-indo-pacific-australia-huawei-11633033358

  • 1743: The Supply Chain that Stole Christmas. @LizPeek @Fox

    Oct 06 2021

    Photo: 1603  Covers northern Asia. Relief shown pictorially. From Abraham Ortelius's atlas: Theatrvm Orbis Terrarvm, 1603 ed. Hand col. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text, notes, and col. ill. The Supply Chain that Stole Christmas.   @LizPeek  @FoxNews  https://www.wdef.com/supply-chain-crunch-threatens-holiday-shopping-lists/

  • 1743: Suddenly an energy crisis in a bounty. @LizPeek @FoxNews

    Oct 06 2021

    Photo:  The gasoline shortages of World War II brought about the resurgence of horse-and-wagon delivery.. During the German occupation of The Netherlands, people used a car without gasoline/fuel because of shortages. In this picture, a Ford V8 is drawn by a horse. The spot that would usually hold the engine is now being used as the driver's seat. Holland, The Hague, May 14, 1941 Suddenly an energy crisis in a bounty. @LizPeek  @FoxNews https://finance.yahoo.com/news/global-energy-crisis-fir...more

  • 1742: #LondonCalling: The shortages in London grocery stores. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Oct 06 2021

    Photo:  Shelves at a ShopRite in the USA, emptied of bottled water on the eve of Hurricane Sandy.  Taken on 28 October 2012.  Author | Daniel Case #LondonCalling: The shortages in London grocery stores. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://on.ft.com/3oxfKgP .. Permissions:Taken on 28 October 2012.  Author | Daniel Case I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following licenses: GNU head Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the...more

  • 1742: #LondonCalling: Temporary inflation overstays. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Oct 06 2021

    Photo: Bushels of C-notes.  Each one devaluing silently under inflation. "Monetary inflation is a sustained increase in the money supply of a country (or currency area). Depending on many factors, especially public expectations, the fundamental state and development of the economy, and the transmission mechanism, it is likely to result in price inflation, which is usually just called "inflation", which is a rise in the general level of prices of goods and services." #LondonCalling: Temporary ...more

  • 1742: #LondonCalling: China property wobbles. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Oct 06 2021

    Photo:  An empty corridor in the mostly vacant New South China Mall, 2010 #LondonCalling: China property wobbles.  @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.barrons.com/articles/another-troubled-chinese-real-estate-company-just-defaulted-51633450128

  • 1742: #LondonCalling: London panics at the pump. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Oct 06 2021

    Photo:  Screen grab.   #LondonCalling: London panics at the pump. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-05/europe-s-gas-and-power-surge-to-records-amid-tightening-supply

  • 1741: #NewWorldReport: The Darién Gap is cruelty. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc

    Oct 06 2021

    Photo:  Migrants brave the dangers of the  Darién Gap in hope of a better life   #NewWorldReport:  The Darién Gap is cruelty.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/02/world/americas/haitian-migrants-mexican-border.html

  • 1741: #NewWorldReport: Venezuela cuts six zeroes from the bolivar. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org

    Oct 06 2021

    Photo:   100 bolivars. #NewWorldReport:  Venezuela cuts six zeroes from the bolivar.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org https://news.yahoo.com/venezuelas-bolivar-banknote-childrens-toy-192358028.html

  • 1741: #NewWorldReport: Three-year Drought Beggars Patagonia to the Pampas. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org

    Oct 06 2021

    Photo:  Patagonia, Argentina.  Screen grab. #NewWorldReport: Three-year Drought Beggars Patagonia to the Pampas.   Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org South America drought: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia suffer ... https://www.washingtonpost.com › world › 2021/09/24 Sept 24, 2021 — From the frigid peaks of Patagonia to the tropical wetlands of Brazil, worsening droughts this year are slamming ...more

  • 1740: #NewWorldReport: Colombia leans radical left. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc

    Oct 06 2021

    Photo:  The Spanish conquistador in Colombia, Marshal Jorge Robledo #NewWorldReport:  Colombia leans radical left.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org   https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/gustavo-petro-e2-80-98colombia-doesn-e2-80-99t-need-socialism-it-needs-democracy-and-peace-e2-80-99/ar-AAOHFO5

  • 1740: Berlin and the Russians. And the French. Tom Nuttall @The Economist

    Oct 06 2021

    Photo:  A French medallion shows Napoleon and Alexander I of Russia embracing at Tilsit in 1807; Alexander was much taller and the mutual affection was minimal. Berlin and the Russians. And the French. Tom Nuttall @The Economist https://www.economist.com/special-report/2021/09/20/the-european-union-will-badly-miss-angela-merkel?frsc=dg%7Ce The Economist | Missing Angela already

  • 1740: Berlin in search of a coalition. Tom Nuttall @The Economist

    Oct 06 2021

    Photo:  the-coalition-berlin Berlin in search of a coalition. Tom Nuttall @The Economist https://www.economist.com/europe/2021/09/25/german-candidates-fight-to-woo-moderate-voters?frsc=dg%7Ce The Economist | The hunt for the Merkel middle

  • 1740: Infrastructure is not about the amount. Michael Boskin @HooverInst

    Oct 05 2021

    Photo:  Engine room of municipal water works in Toledo, Ohio, 1908 Infrastructure is not about the amount. Michael Boskin @HooverInst  https://www.hoover.org/research/michael-j-boskin-assessing-federal-governments-covid-19-relief-and-response-efforts-and-0?utm_source=Hoover+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=f6d79aa4d2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_05_04_36_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_21b1edff3c-f6d79aa4d2-72527561

  • 1740: Aiming to Decarcerate Rikers @Harry Siegel @NYDailyNews

    Oct 05 2021

    Photo:  As part of the settlement of Nuñez v. City of New York, a 2011 class-action lawsuit filed by Rikers Island detainees, federal monitors periodically report on use of force across the jail complex. This image from the Eleventh Report shows at least 12 officers in a recreational area responding to two detainees who refused to be handcuffed. ELEVENTH REPORT OF THE NUÑEZ INDEPENDENT MONITOR, from  Nuñez v. City of New York, a 2011 class action suit filed by Rikers detainees. See:  https://www...more

  • 1740: #StateThinking: What National Defense for Germany? @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP, Stephens Inc.

    Oct 05 2021

    Photo:  The Bendlerblock was selected as the official seat in the capital. #StateThinking: What National Defense for Germany? @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP, Stephens Inc. https://www.economist.com/europe/2021/09/23/germanys-pro-business-free-democrats-may-be-essential-to-forming-a-government?frsc=dg%7Ce The Economist | A dash of yellow

  • 1740: #StateThinking: Ambiguous Trade Speak from Team Biden @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP, Stephens Inc.

    Oct 05 2021

    Photo:  Ambassador Katherine Tai was sworn in as the 19th United States Trade Representative on March 18, 2021. As a member of the President’s Cabinet, Ambassador Tai is the principal trade advisor, negotiator, and spokesperson on U.S. trade policy.   #StateThinking: Ambiguous Trade Speak from Team Biden @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP, Stephens Inc. https://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-trade-strategy-that-isnt-katherine-tai-us-trade-representati...more

  • 1739: #AfterAfghanistan: The Haqqani Family Supreme @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

    Oct 05 2021

    Photo:  Mazrak Khan Zadran (Pashto: زمرک خان ځدرا; fl. 1900s – 1972) was a Zadran chieftain who fought against the Afghan government during the Afghan tribal revolts of 1944–1947. Picture taken 1925 or earlier. Among his political progeny are the Haqqani network. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #AfterAfghanistan: The Haqqani Family Supreme.  @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/09/testimony-to-rec...more

  • 1739: #AfterAfghanistan: Same as the old Taliban @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

    Oct 05 2021

    Photo: Two Taliban from the department of Amr bil Ma-roof (Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the Taliban religious police) beating a woman in public because she has dared to remove her burqa in public. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #AfterAfghanistan: Same as the old Taliban  @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/09/testimony-to-receive-testimony-on-afghanistan.php Permissions — from th...more

  • 1739: #AfterAfghanistan: Al Qaeda in Afghanistan @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

    Oct 05 2021

    Photo: .Mujahideen crossing in from Pakistan border, Afghanistan CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #AfterAfghanistan: Al Qaeda in Afghanistan  @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/09/testimony-to-receive-testimony-on-afghanistan.php https://www.diffen.com/difference/Al-Qaeda_vs_Taliban ...  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  .. Permissions Mujahideen crossing in from Pakistan border, Afghanistan Date | 1985 Sou...more

  • 1739: #AfterAfghanistan: ISIS attacks the Taliban. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.cbsnews.com/news/kabul-mosque-attack-taliban/

    Oct 05 2021

    Photo:  ISIS emblem . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #AfterAfghanistan: ISIS attacks the Taliban.  @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.cbsnews.com/news/kabul-mosque-attack-taliban/

  • 1739: 2/2 Myths of the Second War: Fighting a global war. Was Britain the weak partner? Were there two warring alliances? @VDHanson @HooverInst

    Oct 05 2021

    Photo:  A British soldier helps an old woman amongst the ruins of Caen after its liberation, 10 July 1944. 2/2    Myths of the Second War: Fighting a global war. Was Britain the weak partner? Were there two warring alliances? @VDHanson @HooverInst https://victorhanson.com/historians-corner-some-mythologies-of-world-war-ii-part-four/ https://victorhanson.com/historians-corner-some-mythologies-of-world-war-ii-part-five/ https://victorhanson.com/historians-corner-some-mythologies-of-world-war-...more

  • 1739: 1/2 Myths of the Second War: Fighting a global war. Was Britain the weak partner? Were there two warring alliances? @VDHanson @HooverInst

    Oct 05 2021

    Photo:  Back Them Up! whole: the image occupies the upper three-quarters. The title is separate and positioned in the lower quarter, in black, set against a white background. image: a depiction of four British infantryman running towards a group of surrendering German soldiers. Behind them a dead German soldier lies face down in front of a German tank. In the foreground, a machine gun lies on the ground. In the background, northern African-style buildings are visible against a clear blue sky. te...more

  • 1739: 2/2 The local arm of the Milky Way and our Sun's place in it for now. Ken Croswell

    Oct 05 2021

    Photo:  An artist's impression of the Milky Way as seen from the outside. New research suggests that the Orion Spur, or Arm, is almost twice as long as scientists had previously thought. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESO/R. Hurt) 2/2  The local arm of the Milky Way and our Sun's place in it for now. Ken Croswell https://www.pnas.org/content/118/40/e2116185118 Inner Workings: Astronomers are redrawing our corner of the Milky Way      We live in a giant barred spiral galaxy. The Milky Way’s f...more

  • 1739: 1/2 The local arm of the Milky Way and our Sun's place in it for now. Ken Croswell

    Oct 05 2021

    Photo:  Our spiral arm is formally called the Orion-Cygnus Arm. It's also known simply as the Orion Arm or Local Arm, and you sometimes still hear the names Orion Bridge or Orion Spur. Th Milky Way is a spiral galaxy. In fact, the Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy, which means it has a central bar.  Here:  Observed structure of the Milky Way's spiral arms. 1/2  The local arm of the Milky Way and our Sun's place in it for now. Ken Croswell https://www.pnas.org/content/118/40/e2116185118 Inn...more

  • 1739: The supply chain breaks Christmas. Jonathan Bass, CEO of PTM Images. @jonsbass ; @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    Oct 05 2021

    Photo:  A 1900s greeting card reading 'Greetings from Krampus!' Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure, in Alpine folklore, who during the Christmas season scares children who have misbehaved, assisting Saint Nicholas.   The pair visit children on the night of the 5th December, and Saint Nicholas rewards the well-behaved children with modest gifts such as oranges, dried fruit, walnuts and chocolate whilst the badly behaved ones only receive punishment with birch rods. The supply chain bre...more

  • 1739: North Korea boasts hypersonic weapons. Bruce Bechtol, author, North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa: Enabling Violence and Instability @AngeloState ; @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    Oct 05 2021

    Photo:  Hypersonic weapon, demonstrating its non-parabolic trajectory (denoted in red), has a distinctive signature which is being tracked by one of the layers of the National Defense Space Architecture (NDSA) beginning in 2021. [More: see below, at the end] North Korea boasts hypersonic weapons. Bruce Bechtol, author, North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa: Enabling Violence and Instability  https://www.space.com/north-korea-tests-hypersonic-vehicle-hwasong-8 @Gor...more

  • 1739: Remembering Babi Yar. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    Oct 05 2021

    Photo:  Soviet POWs covering a mass grave after the Babi Yar massacre, October 1, 1941. Remembering Babi Yar. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 https://www.algemeiner.com/2021/10/01/80-years-later-rare-photos-reveal-attempt-to-envision-babi-yar-massacre/ https://blog.nli.org.il/en/lbh-babi-yar/

  • 1739: The Drones of Iran. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    Oct 05 2021

    Photo:  Iranian drone:  A Shahed 129 flies over Damascus in April 2014. The Drones of Iran. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 https://nationalinterest.org/blog/middle-east-watch/iranian-drone-power-how-tehran-uses-armed-drones-across-middle-east-193204 ..

  • 1739: The missed presidential ticket in 1972. Katrina vanden Heuvel @TheNation

    Oct 05 2021

    Photo:  Mary Frances Farenthold. The missed presidential ticket in 1972. Katrina vanden Heuvel @TheNation https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/frances-farenthold-for-vp/ ..  ..  ..  Mary Frances Tarlton "Sissy" Farenthold (October 2, 1926 – September 26, 2021) was an American politician, attorney, activist, and educator. She was best known for her two campaigns for the office of Governor of Texas in 1972 and 1974, and for being placed in nomination for the office of Vice President ...more

  • 1739: Iran threatens Azerbaijan and Turkey. @ProfBShaffer @FDD

    Oct 05 2021

    Photo: Azerbaijani landscape by the painter Bahruz Kengerli (1892-1922).  Iran threatens Azerbaijan and Turkey. @ProfBShaffer @FDD https://english.alarabiya.net/News/world/2021/10/03/Turkey-plans-military-drills-with-Azerbaijan-after-Iran-s-army-exercises-near-border

  • 1739: Four centuries later: Bitcoin and its tulip risks and rewards for portfolios. Alice Fulwood @TheEconomist

    Oct 05 2021

    Photo: Tulips, from the Rijksmuseum. Four centuries later: Bitcoin and its tulip risks and rewards for portfolios. Alice Fulwood @TheEconomist https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-12-01/bitcoin-is-the-tulipmania-that-refuses-to-die?sref=5g4GmFHo Bitcoin Is the Tulipmania That Refuses to Die    The speculative frenzy for the best-known cryptocurrency keeps on coming back for more.   By John Authers / December 1, 2020

  • 1739: #PacificWatch: On the (forbidden) Beach. @JCBliss

    Oct 04 2021

    Photo: Poster from the film On the Beach. #PacificWatch: On the (forbidden) Beach. @JCBliss https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2021-10-04/california-history-oil-spills-offshore-drilling

  • 1738: #PacificWatch: Catastrophe at Huntington Beach. @JCBliss #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 04 2021

    Photo: BP oil spill @Batchelorshow #PacificWatch: Catastrophe at Huntington Beach. @JCBliss #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/massive-oil-spill-fouls-beaches-wildlife-along-southern-california-coast/ar-AAP65nG

  • 1738: Sacramento and Governor Newsom without recognizable remedy for the surging homeless camps. @DevinNunes CA-22 #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 04 2021

    Photo: The vagrants. @Batchelorshow Sacramento and Governor Newsom without recognizable remedy for the surging homeless camps. @DevinNunes CA-22 #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/California-governor-signs-laws-aimed-at-homeless-16497792.php

  • 1738: Congress hurries to unknown ends. @DevinNunes CA-22 #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 04 2021

    Photo: US total debt: $25,789,083,508,921 (that was hours or days ago). See: https://www.usdebtclock.org @Batchelorshow Congress hurries to unknown ends.  @DevinNunes CA-22 #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/pelosi-reconciliation-infrastructure/2021/10/02/a72553b6-22eb-11ec-9309-b743b79abc59_story.html

  • 1738: 10/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Mueller investigation neither questioned nor contacted Svetlana Lokhova. Washington Post, July 24, 2019. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 04 2021

    Photo:  Medieval scholar conducts research @Batchelorshow 10/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Mueller investigation neither questioned nor contacted Svetlana Lokhova.  Washington Post, July 24, 2019.  Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/transcript-of-robert-s-mueller-iiis-testimony-before-the-house-intelligence-committee/2019/07/24/f424acf0-ad97-11e9-a0c9-6d2d7818f3da_story.html

  • 1738: 9/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Profile of "well-regarded academic who is also a patriot" Stefan Halper in the Washington Post, June 5, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 04 2021

    Photo: Treason: engraving depicting the execution of Sir Thomas Armstrong in 1684 for complicity in the Rye House Plot; he was hanged, drawn and quartered. . @Batchelorshow 9/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Profile of "well-regarded academic who is also a patriot" Stefan Halper in the Washington Post, June 5, 2018.  Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/cambridge-university-perch-gave-fbi-source-access-to-top-intelligence-f...more

  • 1738: 8/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Book launch party with a pride of competing intelligence agents, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, May 18, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 04 2021

    Photo: Illustration for "Guldnycklarna" by W. E. Björk in Bland tomtar och troll (Among gnomes and trolls), 1915. @Batchelorshow 8/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Book launch party with a pride of competing intelligence agents, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, May 18, 2018.  Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/news/2018/aug/1/spy-who-changed-history/

  • 1738: 7/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: American media names Cambridge Professor Stefan Halper as the source of the allegations, May 18, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 04 2021

    Photo: The teacher.  Five boys watching another smoke a cigar. . . @Batchelorshow 7/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: American media names Cambridge Professor Stefan Halper as the source of the allegations, May 18, 2018.  Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/was-there-really-spy-inside-trump-campaign-president-says-n875516 https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/svetlana-lokhova-im-a-mum-under-siege-not-mata-hari-bkggn...more

  • 1738: 6/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: "Glamorous." Daily Telegraph, April 2, 2017. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 04 2021

    Photo: The girl in the Moon. @Batchelorshow 6/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: "Glamorous." Daily Telegraph, April 2, 2017.  Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/01/cambridge-university-dragged-row-donald-trumps-ex-spy-chiefs/

  • 1738: Xi asks Putin for help to keep the lights on. H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Oct 04 2021

    Photo: Kalgan, 1868 Kalgan, the name by which the city of Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province, is most known to Westerners, is a city with close to 2,000 years of history as a frontier town on the Russo-Chinese border. @Batchelorshow Xi asks Putin for help to keep the lights on. H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/world-economy/xi-jinpings-power-plays-collapse-chinas-electricity-grid/news-story/8dcefd6400a409d656a7ca1d5d...more

  • 1732: 2/2: The man who wrote, "I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!" @PeterBerkowitz

    Oct 04 2021

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1940 Copper smelter. Miami, Arizona @Batchelorshow 2/2: The man who wrote, "I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!" @PeterBerkowitz https://freebeacon.com/culture/harry-jaffas-love-hate-relationship-with-moderation/

  • 1732: 1/2: The man who wrote, "I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!" @PeterBerkowitz

    Oct 04 2021

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1940 Side street of Bisbee, Arizona. Mining center Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer @Batchelorshow 1/2: The man who wrote, "I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!" @PeterBerkowitz https://freebeacon.com/culture/harry-jaffas-love-hate-relationship-with-moderation/

  • 1737: "In the Tunnel of Love" #Unbound. A story from the collection, _Gordon Liddy Is My Muse,_ by John Calvin Batchelor. The complete 85 minutes. Read by John Batchelor.

    Oct 04 2021

    Photo: Dr. Geier mine near Bingen, in the Rheinland. . CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow "In the Tunnel of Love" #Unbound.  A story from the collection, Gordon Liddy Is My Muse, by John Calvin Batchelor. The complete 85 minutes. Read by John Batchelor. Gordon Liddy Is My Muse, Hardcover;  by John Calvin Batchelor   https://www.amazon.com/Gordon-Liddy-My-Muse-Tommy/dp/080503790X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= In nine darkly c...more

  • 1736: Nicholas Wapshott #UNBOUND. Samuelson Friedman: The complete, forty-minute interview, July 24, 2016.

    Oct 04 2021

    Photo: Second dinner held by the Economic Club of New York at the Hotel Astor. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Nicholas Wapshott #UNBOUND. Samuelson Friedman:The complete forty-minute interview, July 24, 2016. Samuelson Friedman: The Battle Over the Free Market, by Nicholas Wapshott  https://www.amazon.com/Samuelson-Friedman-Battle-Over-Market-ebook/dp/B08589Z7M9/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Nicholas+Wapshott+%2B+samuelson&qid=1627690920&a...more

  • 1736: Devin Nunes #Unbound: Countdown to Socialism. The complete, twenty-six-minute interview, September 15, 2020

    Oct 04 2021

    Photo: Statue of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in Alexanderplatz, Berlin CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Devin Nunes #Unbound: The complete, 26-minute interview, August 2021 Countdown to Socialism, paperback,   by Devin Nunes   https://www.amazon.com/Countdown-Socialism-Devin-Nunes/dp/1641771860/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=devin+nunes&qid=1631483495&s=books&sr=1-1 This pamphlet exposes how the Democratic Party has changed bey...more

  • 1736: C. J. Carey #UNBOUND: Widowland. The complete, 20-minute interview, June 26, 2021

    Oct 04 2021

    Photo:  Potsdam, girls in the school for female leaders CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow C. J. Carey #UNBOUND: The complete, 20-minute interview, June 26, 2021 #LitCrit:  Widowland by C. J. Carey.  Paperback An alternative history with a strong feminist twist, perfect for fans of Robert Harris' Fatherland, C. J. Sansom's Dominion and the dystopian novels of Margaret Atwood To control the past, they edited history. To control the future, they edite...more

  • 1736: Josh Rogin #Unbound: Chaos under Heaven, the complete, eighty-minute interview, March 21, 2021

    Oct 03 2021

    Photo:  Da  Ch'ing Pao Chao (banknote  design elements) - Ch'ing Dynasty copper: Cash-banknote issued under the Xianfeng Emperor denominated in Wén to be exchanged in cash coins. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Chaos under Heaven https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08B364SKG/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 The explosive, behind-the-scenes story of Donald Trump’s high-stakes confrontation with Beijing, from an award-winning Washington Post column...more

  • 1734: Six Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, September 27, 2021. @LongWarJournal

    Oct 03 2021

    Photo: Criminals, assassins, crimes, arrests (Series title). "Diverse deeds of the week."    1. A vendetta. - 2. Killed under a pile of wood. - 3. A fratricide. - 4. A shell. - 5. A murder. - 6. Double suicide. - 7. The barbarian parents. - 8. A suicidal man. Drawings by M. Gerlier. - @Batchelorshow Six Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, September 27, 2021. @LongWarJournal

  • 1734: Four Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, September 13, 2021. @LongWarJournal

    Oct 03 2021

    Photo:   Piratical barbarity [Woodcut] Representation of the horrid massacre of the unfortunate crew of the Sloop Eliza-Ann, by the pirates, March 1825.  . @Batchelorshow Four Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, September 13, 2021. @LongWarJournal

  • 1734: Five Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, September 20, 2021. @LongWarJournal

    Oct 03 2021

    Photo: Visigoths sack Rome @Batchelorshow Five Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, September 20, 2021. @LongWarJournal

  • 1734: Two Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, August 30, 2021. @LongWarJournal.

    Oct 03 2021

    Photo: 1950s Afghanistan - Mothers and children at a city playground; when life was different. . @Batchelorshow Two Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, August 30, 2021. @LongWarJournal.

  • 1734: One Week after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, August 23, 2021. @LongWarJournal.

    Oct 03 2021

    Photo: Afghanistan map, 1879 @Batchelorshow One Week after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, August 23, 2021. @LongWarJournal.

  • 1735: #PacificWatch: The Streetside Homes of the Homeless of Hollywood. @JCBliss

    Oct 03 2021

    Photo: .Unemployed men outside a soup kitchen opened by Al Capone in Depression-era Chicago, Illinois, the US, 1931 @Batchelorshow #PacificWatch: The Streetside Homes of the Homeless of Hollywood. @JCBliss https://patch.com/california/hollywood/raman-seeks-3-86-million-hollywood-homeless-project

  • 1733: #Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus philosophize on the resilient, confident, tireless senatorial class Optimates (elite) always with us, First Century A.D and Twenty-First Century A.D. Michael Vlahos.

    Oct 03 2021

    Photo: Music for Gaius and Germanicus. @Batchelorshow #Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus philosophize on the resilient, confident, tireless senatorial class Optimates (elite) always with us, First Century A.D and Twenty-First Century A.D.  Michael Vlahos. ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..   The optimates (Latin for "best ones"), also known as boni ("good men"), are a label in studies of the late Roman republic. They are seen as supporters of the continued authority of...more

  • 1733: Unusual, sudden, mayhap unprecedented tornado in New South Wales; also, the admired premier resigns in a rush of scandal over Wagga Wagga; also, cricket returns! Jeremy Zakis, New South wales, Australia.

    Oct 03 2021

    Photo:  Wagga Wagga Fire Station (C. 1903) on Morrow Street in 1912. @Batchelorshow Unusual, sudden, mayhap unprecedented tornado in New South Wales; also, the admired premier resigns in a rush of scandal over Wagga Wagga; also, cricket returns! Jeremy Zakis, New South wales, Australia. https://news.yahoo.com/rare-tornado-rips-part-australias-004816811.html https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2021/10/new-south-wales-premier-gladys-berejiklian-expecting-to-resign.html https://www.espn.com/c...more

  • 1734: The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds, by Christopher E. Mason | Apr 20, 2021

    Oct 03 2021

    Photo:  The Large Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf galaxy. At a distance of 163,000 light-years, it is the third-closest galaxy to the Milky Way. The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds, by Christopher E. Mason  | Apr 20, 2021   https://www.amazon.com/s?k=christopher+Mason&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss_2          An argument that we have a moral duty to explore other planets and solar systems—because human life on Earth has an expiration date. Inevitably, life on Earth wi...more

  • 1734: The Mesopotamian city of Noah's flood wiped out by an earthquake. Charles Pellegrino, author

    Oct 03 2021

    Photo:  In the same region, but many centuries later:  Artist's impression of Assyrian palaces from The Monuments of Nineveh by Sir Austen Henry Layard, 1853 CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow   The Mesopotamian city of Noah's flood wiped out by an earthquake. Charles Pellegrino, author. Return to Sodom and Gomorrah ; Paperback – December 1, 1995 by Charles R. Pellegrino https://www.amazon.com/Return-Sodom-Gomorrah-Charles-Pellegrino/dp/038072633...more

  • 1734: Terry Anderson #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. April 6, 2021

    Oct 03 2021

    Photo:   A demonstration. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Terry Anderson #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. April 6, 2021 Adapt and Be Adept: Market Responses to Climate Change.  Paperback – April 1, 2021. by Terry Anderson  (Editor) https://www.amazon.com/Adapt-Be-Adept-Responses-Climate/dp/0817924558/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1619395663&refinements=p_27%3ATerry+Anderson&s=books&sr=1-1 How can markets help us ada...more

  • 1734: Roya Hakakian #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 29, 2021

    Oct 03 2021

    Photo:  Persian food in Teherangeles (Westwood, Los Angeles). Highly recommended. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Roya Hakakian #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 29, 2021 A Beginner's Guide to America: For the Immigrant and the Curious. Hardcover – Deckle Edge, March 16, 2021. by Roya Hakakian https://www.amazon.com/Beginners-Guide-America-Immigrant-Curious/dp/0525656065/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1622853677&...more

  • 1734: John Calvin Batchelor: #UNBOUND. "Hollywood Before the Mast” A story from the collection, Gordon Liddy Is My Muse, by John Calvin Batchelor. The complete 85 minutes. Read by John Batchelor.

    Oct 03 2021

    Photo:  Mouth of Moose River from Mount Kineo, Moosehead Lake, Maine; from a c. 1905 postcard. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow "Hollywood Before the Mast" #UNBOUND. A story from the collection, Gordon Liddy Is My Muse, by John Calvin Batchelor.   Read by John Batchelor. HFN https://www.amazon.com/Gordon-Liddy-Muse-Calvin-Batchelor/dp/0671690787 In nine darkly comic episodes that range from Moscow to Hollywood, the conservative spy novelist Tommy "...more

  • 1734: Jerry Hendrix #Unbound: Naval primacy. The complete, forty-minute interview, March 23, 2021

    Oct 03 2021

    Photo:  The Spanish Armada fighting the English navy at the Battle of Gravelines in 1588 CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Jerry Hendrix #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview, March 23, 2021 To Provide and Maintain a Navy: Why Naval Primacy Is America's First, Best Strategy, Hardcover – December 19, 2020 by Henry J Hendrix https://www.amazon.com/Provide-Maintain-Navy-Americas-Strategy/dp/0960039198 The national conversation regarding the ...more

  • 1734: David Grantham #Unbound. (Intell.) The complete, forty-minute interview, April 5, 2021.

    Oct 03 2021

    Photo:  A United States Marine asks a local woman about weapons in Fallujah, Iraq CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow David Grantham #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview, April 5, 2021. Consequences: An Intelligence Officer's War; Paperback – November 11, 2020. by David Grantham https://www.amazon.com/Consequences-Intelligence-Officers-David-Grantham/dp/098440631X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= “Very little has been wri...more

  • 1731: The Winter Olympics risks Delta-wracked China; & What is to be done? @JoshRogin GLXXG

    Oct 02 2021

    Photo: A (sort of) skidoo. Eugenio Monti e Renzo Alverà nel bob a due a Cortina 1956 CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The Winter Olympics risks Delta-wracked China & What is to be done? @JoshRogin GLXXG https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/30/us-shouldnt-send-athletes-to-beijing-olympics/

  • 1731: The Amazon of NASA @FROSEDC HFN

    Oct 02 2021

    Photo: .NASA has to embrace the private sector: "A flight-ready suit remains years away from completion," Martin wrote in his August report. "NASA officials expect to spend over $1 billion on design, testing, qualification, and development efforts before two flight-ready suits are available for use."  NASA [then] issued a draft request for proposals in July, which offered a stronger signal that it may no longer build its own spacesuits.  Here: the then-NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine high-fiv...more

  • 1731: #SmallBusinessAmerica: The vegetarian restaurant "Dirt Candy" pays $25 per hour for eager workers @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer HFN

    Oct 02 2021

    Photo: Australian newspaper clipping from 1915 on Gustav Kruger's vegetarian book, Man's Best Food.. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #SmallBusinessAmerica: The vegetarian restaurant "Dirt Candy" pays $25 per hour for eager workers @GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer HFN https://news.yahoo.com/nyc-restaurant-owner-raised-staff-081215888.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr 

  • 1731: #SmallBusinessAmerica: Suddenly startups unstart in the wide slowdown @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer GLXXG

    Oct 02 2021

    Photo:  Small business: a cooper, or barrel-maker. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #SmallBusinessAmerica: Suddenly startups unstart in the wide slowdown  @GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer GLXXG https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/574460-why-the-startup-party-is-coming-to-an-end?rnd=1632927286

  • 1730: Australia grows gloomy waiting for the end of lockdown. @ScottMayman @CBSNews

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo:  Australian wild turkey Australia grows gloomy waiting for the end of lockdown. @ScottMayman @CBSNews https://filmdaily.co/news/australia-lockdown/

  • 1730: Trillions for the Unknown. @RichardEpstein @HooverInst

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo:  German Papiermark of the Weimar Republic, post -World War I hyperinflation era (1921–24).  In Europe, "billion" equals what Americans call "trillion." Trillions for the Unknown. @RichardEpstein @HooverInst https://www.hoover.org/research/bill-costs-too-much-does-too-little

  • 1730: 2/2 Ten tasks to confront the PRC aggression. Peter Berkowitz @HooverInst

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo: US State Department issuance. 2/2   Ten tasks to confront the PRC aggression.  Peter Berkowitz @HooverInst https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2021/09/26/fostering_the_emerging_consensus_about_the_china_challenge_146468.html

  • 1730: 1/2 Ten tasks to confront the PRC aggression. Peter Berkowitz @HooverInst

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo:  U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION 1/2  Ten tasks to confront the PRC aggression.  Peter Berkowitz @HooverInst https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2021/09/26/fostering_the_emerging_consensus_about_the_china_challenge_146468.html

  • 1730: Blue Origin blues. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo:  New Shepard propulsion module.  New Shepard is a vertical-takeoff, vertical-landing (VTVL), crew-rated suborbital launch vehicle developed by Blue Origin as a commercial system for suborbital space tourism. Blue Origin blues. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/former-blue-origin-employee-blasts-company-for-sexism-and-safety-issues/

  • 1730: Ingenuity grounded. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo:  Mars Helicopter Sol 193 - Navigation Camera: NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter acquired this image using its navigation camera during its 13th flight on Sep. 5, 2021 (Sol 193 of the Perseverance rover mission) at the local mean solar time of 12:06:30. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech. Ingenuity grounded. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/ingenuitys-14th-flight-scrubbed-by-helicopter/ 2,800 RPM Spin a Success, but Flight 14 ...more

  • 1730: US accuses Guatemala. Mary Anastasia O'Grady @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo:  Logo of the Magazine The School of Law of the Faculty of Law and Notaries of the University of San Carlos de Guatemala US accuses Guatemala.  Mary Anastasia O'Grady @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/blinken-blindsides-ally-guatemala-border-crisis-del-rio-porras-11632676211 .

  • 1730: Scandinavia's less-successful experiment with subsidizing child raising. Veronique de Rugy

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo:  Svenska Socialisten, December 12, 1918. Library of Congress. Scandinavia's less-successful experiment with subsidizing child raising. Veronique de Rugy https://www.econlib.org/should-paid-leave-programs-be-public-or-private/ https://www.econlib.org/poverty-isnt-just-about-money-expanding-the-child-tax-credit/

  • 1730: Genoa knew of the Americas a century and a half before the Genoese Columbus. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo: Two hundred years later:  The 1590 Skálholt Map showing Latinized Norse placenames in North America: * Land of the Risi (a mythical location) * Greenland * Helluland (Baffin Island) * Markland (the Labrador Peninsula) * Land of the Skræling (location undetermined) * Promontory of Vinland (the Great Northern Peninsula) ..  Genoa knew of the Americas a century and a half before the Genoese Columbus.  Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galvano_Fiamma Cronic...more

  • 1730: The Sanctioned Cabinet. Behnam Ben Taleblu @FDD

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo: A vizier, or wazir, was a king's trusted advisor in Persia.  Here:  a Vazir of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (Shah of Persia) The Sanctioned Cabinet. Behnam Ben Taleblu @FDD https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/09/30/the-sanctioned-cabinet-of-ebrahim-raisi/

  • 1730: Trillions of Tales of Two Infrastructures. @DanHenninger @WSJOpinion

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo:  The water reservoir in a Water Management Park in Sweden. https://picryl.com/media/celestial-fireworks-3a6b1d Resembling the puffs of smoke and sparks from a summer fireworks display in this image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, these delicate filaments are actually sheets of debris from a stellar explosion in a neighboring galaxy.  . . .  In the case of N 49, not only is the neutron star spinning at a rate of once every 8 seconds, it also has a super-strong magnetic field a thous...more

  • 1730: Evergrande becomes the Circuit City/Blockbuster/ Enron of 2021? @JohnTamny @RealClearMarkets

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo: The vaguely oxymoric Enron Code of Ethics. Evergrande becomes the Circuit City/Blockbuster/ Enron of 2021?  @JohnTamny @RealClearMarkets https://www.forbes.com/sites/johntamny/2021/09/26/evergrande-is-not-a-systemic-risk-politicians-are-the-only-risk-to-the-system/?sh=2095f2732b1d Permissions: Source: Own work.  Author:  Jim Evans   I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Shar...more

  • 1708: #LondonCalling: London winter is coming! @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo: Street scene in London--winter evening / Thomas Nast. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #LondonCalling:  London winter is coming! @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://news.yahoo.com/where-does-uk-gas-facing-120045355.html

  • 1708: #LondonCalling: Inflation is here. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo: Silver purity through time in early Roman imperial silver coins: To increase the number of silver coins in circulation while short on silver, the Roman imperial government repeatedly debased the coins. They melted relatively pure silver coins and then struck new silver coins of lower purity but of nominally equal value.  Silver coins were relatively pure before Nero (AD 54-68), but by the 270s had hardly any silver left.  The silver content of Roman silver coins rapidly declined during t...more

  • 1708: #LondonCalling: AUKUS, BREXIT, EU & What is to be done? @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo:  Miss Colombia - "This English Gentleman is very attentive, very attractive, but these foreign alliances are lotteries." . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #LondonCalling:  AUKUS, BREXIT, EU & What is to be done? @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.spectator.com.au/2021/09/the-eu-should-keep-out-of-frances-spat-with-australia/

  • 1729: The New Axis Powers for the New Cold War. Jonathan Spyer, MECRA. @jonathan_spyer Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo: The 138–126 BCE travels of Zhang Qian to the West, including Persia; from the Mogao Caves, 618–712 CE mural.. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The New Axis Powers for the New Cold War. Jonathan Spyer, MECRA. @jonathan_spyer Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 Jonathan Spyer is a Middle East analyst, author and journalist specializing in the Levant and Iraq. He is the director of the Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis (MECRA)...more

  • 1729: Ambassador Wolf Warrior Con mocks and taunts and provokes Canada. @ConradMBlack HFN

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo: The CFO of the company that intended to take over global 5G and vacuum in much of the data on the planet, Meng Wanzhou, arrives in Shenzhen and bows to the huge media scrum. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Ambassador Wolf Warrior Con mocks and taunts and provokes Canada. @ConradMBlack HFN https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/27/world/canada-china-un-kovrig-spavor-intl-hnk/index.html

  • 1729: Tale of Two Talks, Baghdad and Vienna. Mohsen Sazegara @sazegara. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo:   The Battle of Vienna took place at Kahlenberg Mountain near Vienna on 12 September 1683 after the imperial city had been besieged by the Ottoman Empire for two months.  Here: The relief of Vienna on 12 September 1683. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Tale of Two Talks, Baghdad and Vienna. Mohsen Sazegara, @sazegara ;  Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres   @mhoenlein1 Mohsen Sazegara, @sazegara, is an Iranian journalist and pro-democracy political...more

  • 1729: The long arm of Durban hatred. Dan Diker @DanDiker84 Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo: Durban, South Africa — Four young men sitting at the front of rickshaws, facing front; three are wearing horned headdresses and the fourth is wearing a floral headdress. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The long arm of Durban hatred. Dan Diker @DanDiker84 Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 Dan Diker is Director of the Political Warfare Project at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. A former secretary general of the World Jewis...more

  • 1729: Iran boasts of its hirelings. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo: Iranian casualties of Syrian civil war's bodies return to Kermanshah airport. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Iran boasts of its hirelings. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 https://www.timesofisrael.com/strikes-said-to-target-iran-backed-forces-in-eastern-syria/ .. Permissions Author | Farzad Menati Attribution: Tasnim News Agency This is an image from the Tasnim News Agency website, which states in its footer, "All Content by...more

  • 1729: BMW goes electric. Vijay Vaitheeswaran @TheEconomist. HFN

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo: Sketch of the Mega City Vehicle (MCV).  Fair use CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow BMW goes electric. Vijay Vaitheeswaran @TheEconomist. HFN https://www.thedrive.com/new-cars/42543/2022-bmw-ix-first-ride-review-a-luxo-ev-that-brakes-like-a-race-car

  • 1729: NASA's Landsat 9 Eyes on Climate Change. Bill Harwood @cbs_spacenews GLXXG

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo:  Landsat 9 is an Earth observation satellite launched on 27 September 2021 from Space Launch Complex-3E at Vandenberg Space Force Base on an Atlas V 401 launch vehicle.. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow NASA's Landsat 9 Eyes on Climate Change.Bill Harwood @cbs_spacenews   GLXXG https://www.cbsnews.com/news/atlas-5-rocket-landstat-earth-observation-satellite-orbit/

  • 1729: NASA's Lucy in the Sky with Saturn. Bill Harwood @cbs_spacenews GLXXG

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo: An artist's conception of a close-up view of Saturn's ring particles. The planet Saturn is seen in the background (yellow and brown). The particles (blue) are composed mostly of ice, but are not uniform. They clump together to form elongated, curved aggregates, continually forming and dispersing. The space between the clumps is mostly empty. The largest individual particles shown are a few meters (yards) across.. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow ...more

  • 1728: #TheScalaReport: The global energy supply chain snaps; & What is to be done? #TheScalaReport. Chris Riegel @scala CEO, @STRATACACHE

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo:  Trollhättan, Sweden: The power station before the expansion, and Flottbergsströmmen. #TheScalaReport: The global energy supply chain snaps; & What is to be done?  #TheScalaReport. Chris Riegel @scala CEO, @STRATACACHE https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/29/china-hit-by-power-cuts-and-factory-closures-as-energy-crisis-bites

  • 1728: #RealistInternationalism: The Remainers celebrate Schadenfreude. Anatol Lieven @QuincyInst

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo:  Song, "I May Not Love Thee." #RealistInternationalism: The Remainers celebrate Schadenfreude.  Anatol Lieven @QuincyInst https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1496435/brexit-news-remainers-fuel-shortage-rejoin-eu-seb-dance-latest

  • 1728: #RealistInternationalism: Will Germany stay in NATO? Anatol Lieven @QuincyInst

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo:  A NATO AWACS from NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, waits for take off during Red Flag 15-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 5, 2015. All four branches of the U.S. military and air forces from allied nations participate in Red Flag exercises held three to four times each year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis) #RealistInternationalism: Will Germany stay in NATO?  Anatol Lieven @QuincyInst https://news.yahoo.com/opinion-germany-election-results-mean-18331...more

  • 1728: #RealistInternationalism: Germany chooses the Center-Left speaking English. Anatol Lieven @QuincyInst

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo:  Die Tageszeitung, commonly referred to as taz.  The newspaper's logo, a paw print, derives from the similarity of the name "taz" to a German word for paw, Tatze. Here:  "Game number" of the "daily newspaper" from June 7, 1978 by Ute Scheub #RealistInternationalism: Germany chooses the Center-Left speaking English. Anatol Lieven @QuincyInst https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/29/world/europe/politics-germany-election-left.html

  • 1728: #NewWorldReport: Tijuana Amazon besides Tijuana Shantytown. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo:  In Mexico. #NewWorldReport: Tijuana Amazon besides Tijuana Shantytown. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis https://www.borderreport.com/news/theyre-going-to-kick-us-all-out-tijuana-shantytown-residents-fear-new-amazon-facility-will-push-them-away/

  • 1728: #NewWorldReport: Deadbeat Argentina and the wrecking between Fernandez and Kirchner. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo:  The Combate de las Vizcacheras was a confrontation that took place in Las Vizcacheras — in the current Rauch party, province of Buenos Aires , Argentine Republic, on March 28 , 1829, within the framework of the Argentine Civil Wars , in which the unitary forces — supported by pampas Indians—were defeated by the federal ones—supported by Ranqueles Indians — and killed Colonel Federico Rauch #NewWorldReport: Deadbeat Argentina and the wrecking between Fernandez and Kirchner. Latin America...more

  • 1728: NewWorld Report: The Sanctions Busters. Caracas. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo:  Caracas:  Plaza la India 1906 NewWorld Report: The Sanctions Busters. Caracas.  Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis https://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-under-u-sanctions-iran-110152565.html

  • 1728: #NewWorldReport: Bolsonaro 2022 or Bust. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Oct 01 2021

    Photo: Jair Bolsonaro in 1986 #NewWorldReport: Bolsonaro 2022 or Bust.  Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis https://www.ft.com/content/1770b0f8-3740-45db-a032-eedfdb0f8920

  • 1727: Common sense answers for flu season in the global pandemic. @HenryIMiller @PacificResearch

    Sep 30 2021

    Photo:  Special hospital for Influenza Epidemic. Celebration of Mass (Roman Catholic) War Influenza Camp, Emery Hill, Lawrence, Mass . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Common sense answers for flu season in the global pandemic. @HenryIMiller @PacificResearch http://www.henrymillermd.org/25743/flu-vaccination-is-more-important-than-ever-this

  • 1727: What does it mean: an unprecedented United States of America default on October 18, 2021? Sara Ewall-Wice @CBSNews @EwallWice

    Sep 30 2021

    Photo: .Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) (style of) - A Hand Holding an Empty Purse, CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow What does it mean:  an unprecedented United States of America default on October 18, 2021?  Sara Ewall-Wice @CBSNews @EwallWice https://www.wsj.com/articles/yellen-says-treasury-could-exhaust-cash-reserves-by-oct-18-if-debt-limit-isnt-raised-11632835248

  • 1727: Perseverance, Ingenuity and Curiosity Prepare for the Big Martian Sleep. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Sep 30 2021

    Photo: NASA’s Perseverance Rover Hears Ingenuity Mars Helicopter in Flight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5niGi4k9vQ   The tiny spot in the middle of this photo is brave little Ingenuity. On April 30, 2021, NASA’s Perseverance rover made history as the first spacecraft to record sounds from another spacecraft on another planet. During Ingenuity’s fourth flight, a microphone included with the SuperCam instrument aboard Perseverance captured the humming sound of the blades and the din of wind ...more

  • 1727: The UK sprouts spaceports like Peter Rabbit's cabbage patch. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Sep 30 2021

    Photo: Artist's rendering of a rocket takes off from the Sutherland spaceport.  Source  NASASpaceFlight.com. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The UK sprouts spaceports like Peter Rabbit's cabbage patch. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/united-kingdoms-new-comprehensive-space-strategy-develop-a-robust-private-sector/

  • 1726: China prepares an orbital bomber; North Korea prepares a hypersonic missile. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. Rick Fisher, senior Fellow of the International Assessment and Strategy Center

    Sep 30 2021

    Photo:  DPRK hypersonic nuclear missile test.  Screen grab. China prepares an orbital bomber; North Korea prepares a hypersonic missile.  @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.   Rick Fisher, senior Fellow of the International Assessment and Strategy Center  https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/29/asia/north-korea-hypersonic-missile-intl-hnk-ml/index.html https://geostrategy-direct-subscribers.com/air-forces-kendall-china-working-on-space-strike-capability-amid-massive-nuke-buildup/ (behind a ...more

  • 1726: PRC Wolf Warrior intervenes in Canada's election; & What is to be done? @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. Charles Burton, @cburton001, senior Fellow at the Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.

    Sep 30 2021

    Photo: Poster for Wolf Warriors, a 2015 Chinese 3D war action film.  . . . " the legendary 'Wolf Warriors', an elite unit within the PLA tasked with simulating foreign tactics for the PLA to train against." PRC Wolf Warrior intervenes in Canada's election; & What is to be done?  @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. Charles Burton,  @cburton001, senior Fellow at the Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. https://nationalpost.com/opinion...more

  • 1726: PRC agents in white lab coats. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. Brandon Weichert, @WeTheBrandon, The Weichert Report and author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower.

    Sep 30 2021

    Photo: Chinese researchers and agents in white lab coats PRC agents in white lab coats.  @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.  Brandon Weichert,  @WeTheBrandon, The Weichert Report and author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower. https://www.newenglishreview.org/custpage.cfm?frm=189989&sec_id=189989

  • 1726: China bubble burst. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. Charles Ortel, On the Money with Charles Ortel podcast, & Newport Value Partners. @CharlesOrtel

    Sep 29 2021

    Photo:  Water bubble revealing a refracted image  China bubble burst. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. Charles Ortel, On the Money with Charles Ortel podcast, & Newport Value Partners.  @CharlesOrtel https://www.wsj.com/articles/hidden-debt-plagues-chinas-belt-and-road-infrastructure-plan-studies-find-11632866461

  • 1726: Vladimir Putin gone fishing in spectacular Tuva. Felix Light, Moscow Times, @felix_light, @CBS News, @Moscow Times

    Sep 29 2021

    Photo: A Russian stamp:  "World Natural Heritage of Russia. Tyva Republic. Ubsunur Basin" Tuva, once named Tannu Tuva, is a Vajrayana/Tibetan Buddhist territory south of the enormous Krasnoyarsk Krai in Russia.  Tuva is due south of Khakassia, which is a subregion of indigenous Turkic peoples; north of Mongolia and adjacent to Buryatia, both also Buddhist.  The exceptional American physicist Richard Feynman once found a Tuvan postage stamp, realized he had no knowledge of the country, and decid...more

  • 1726: Del Rio, Texas, in despair. Salena Zito, CNN, New York Post; author, The Great Revolt. SalenaZito.com

    Sep 29 2021

    Photo:  Del Rio, Texas, in 1930. Del Rio, Texas, in despair.  Salena Zito, CNN, New York Post; author, The Great Revolt. SalenaZito.com  https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/life-along-the-border-collapses-as-biden-fiddles

  • 1726: What is the likely coalition after Merkel? Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey. Editor in chief #StrategicEurope, blog of @Carnegie_Europe.

    Sep 29 2021

    Photo:  Coalition: The giants storm Heaven.  Art Institute of Chicago  What is the likely coalition after Merkel? Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey. Editor in chief #StrategicEurope, blog of @Carnegie_Europe.  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/germanys-merkel-congratulates-likely-successor-olaf-scholz-on-election-victory/ar-AAOXaru

  • 1726: Angela Merkel avoided solving Germany's national security challenges. Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey. Editor in chief #StrategicEurope, blog of @Carnegie_Europe.

    Sep 29 2021

    Photo:  A security policeman, armed with an M-16 rifle, stands guard outside Fliegerhorst Unit Police Headquarters during Exercise Reforger '81 Angela Merkel avoided solving Germany's national security challenges. Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey. Editor in chief #StrategicEurope, blog of @Carnegie_Europe.  https://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/85406

  • 1725: China without adequate power, food, water? Gregory R Copley, @Gregory_Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs GLXXG

    Sep 29 2021

    Photo: Drought and famine in China:  The public dining hall (canteen) of a people's commune. The slogan on the wall reads "Eat Free, Work Hard". China without adequate power, food, water? Gregory R Copley, @Gregory_Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs GLXXG https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-seeks-calm-power-supply-fears-crunch-bites-2021-09-29/

  • 1725: Australian attack submarines Collins Class, British attack submarines Astute Class; & What is to be done? Gregory R Copley, @Gregory_Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs GLXXG

    Sep 29 2021

    Photo:  The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Collins Class Submarine Her Majestys Australian Ship (HMAS) RANKIN (SSK 78) sits pier side at Naval Base Pearl Harbor. The ship is participating in this year's Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004 exercise. RIMPAC is the largest international maritime exercise in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands. This years exercise includes seven participating nations: Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. RIMPAC enhance...more

  • 1725: Everything is pricier from China to Scotland. Simon Constable @TheRealConstable Edinburgh HFN

    Sep 29 2021

    Photo: Hieronymus [Jerome] from Scotland; S. Hieron, Martyr Nordovicensis.  Jerome of Scotland, depicted as a priest with tunic and chasuble, with a falcon on one hand and a sword in the other.  Everything is pricier from China to Scotland. Simon Constable @TheRealConstable Edinburgh HFN https://www.forbes.com/sites/simonconstable/2021/09/26/a-key-indicator-shows-weakness-in-chinas-economy/ .

  • 1725: Christmas, and Petrol Panic. Simon Constable @TheRealConstable Edinburgh HFN

    Sep 29 2021

    Photo: "Christmas belles" engraving Christmas, and Petrol Panic. Simon Constable @TheRealConstable Edinburgh HFN https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/sep/28/petrol-shortage-no-end-to-panic-buying-says-fuel-retail-boss Brent Crude at $80 https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/oil-eases-investors-take-profit-after-5-day-rally-2021-09-28/ .

  • 1724: The Party's Global Times attacks AUKUS. @WeifengZhong @Mercatus GLXXG

    Sep 29 2021

    Photo: Chinese legation (not in Australia) CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The Party's Global Times attacks AUKUS. @WeifengZhong @Mercatus GLXXG https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202109/1235267.shtml "But just five days after that hopeful call the US, UK and Australia shook the global high spirits off with the announcement of a new tripartite defense alliance called "AUKUS." The news carried a menacing announcement of a deal to "support Australia in...more

  • 1724: Decoupling from China's threats. @WeifengZhong @Mercatus GLXXG

    Sep 29 2021

    Photo: Fiery Cross Reef, now a man-made military island, being transformed by the PRC in May 2015. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Decoupling from China's threats. @WeifengZhong @Mercatus GLXXG https://www.getrevue.co/profile/weifengzhong/issues/wei-to-think-again-2-u-s-china-decoupling-is-on-781231

  • 1724: 2/2: HotelMars: The unexpected magic of 2001 then and now. Rob Godwin @ApogeeBooks; David Livingston, SpaceShow.com HFN

    Sep 29 2021

    Photo: Confirming Predictions.  NASA/JPL/MSSS/ASU/New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 2/2: HotelMars: The unexpected magic of 2001 then and now. Rob Godwin @ApogeeBooks; David Livingston, SpaceShow.com HFN 2001 The Heritage & Legacy of the Space Odyssey (Revised 7th Edition) Perfect Paperback – January 1, 2020 by Frederick I Ordway III (Author), Robert Godwin (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Her...more

  • 1724: 1/2: HotelMars: The unexpected magic of 2001 then and now. Rob Godwin @ApogeeBooks; David Livingston, SpaceShow.com HFN

    Sep 29 2021

    Photo: 2001 Mars Odyssey mMars Global Surveyor mgs. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 1/2: HotelMars: The unexpected magic of 2001 then and now. Rob Godwin @ApogeeBooks; David Livingston, SpaceShow.com HFN 2001 The Heritage & Legacy of the Space Odyssey (Revised 7th Edition) Perfect Paperback – January 1, 2020 by Frederick I Ordway III (Author), Robert Godwin (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Heritage-Legacy-Space-Odyssey-Revised/dp/1989044085...more

  • 1723: Gun crime in New York; & What is to be done? Harry Siegel, @harrysiegel Daily News and The Daily Beast.

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo:  Forfeited guns. Gun crime in New York; & What is to be done? Harry Siegel, @harrysiegel  Daily News and The Daily Beast. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/fbi-murders-2020-data-homicides/2021/09/27/062a1e4e-1f9c-11ec-9309-b743b79abc59_story.html?utm_campaign=wp_for_you&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_personalizedforyou&utm_content=readinghistory__position3

  • 1723: The strange history of the nightmarish Rikers Island. Harry Siegel, @harrysiegel Daily News and The Daily Beast.

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo: Panorama of Riker's Island, N.Y. The strange history of the nightmarish Rikers Island. Harry Siegel, @harrysiegel  Daily News and The Daily Beast.  https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-where-new-york-dumps-its-trash-20210925-k4rzn3ijmrcm7gjyd4thacstay-story.html

  • 1723: Manhattan arts and dining return to cheering demand. @LizPeek

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo: An especially agreeable Manhattan restaurant. Manhattan arts and dining return to cheering demand. @LizPeek https://www.fox5ny.com/news/new-york-city-ballet-returns-with-in-person-performances

  • 1723: The markets wake up to the recovery; & What is to be done? @LizPeek @TheHill @FoxNews

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo:  The tapeworm.    Several ticker tapes stream from a machine, ensnaring unlucky investors, money bags, a ship, a house, and the entrance of a stock broker's office to which people frantically flock.  One man supports a woman who has fainted in his arms.  In a separately framed vignette, two men, one frustrated, the other, calm and happy, examine a ticker tape.             In the publication, the drawing accompanies a satirical poem about the power of stock market investments over people a...more

  • 1723: Why did the PRC PBOC attack cryptocurrency? Thomas Hoening, @Mercatus

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo:  CCP decides to control the blockchain.  Why did the PRC PBOC attack cryptocurrency? Thomas Hoening, @Mercatus https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/elon-musk-suggests-chinas-cryptocurrency-crackdown-is-related-to-the-communist-party-maintaining-its-grip-on-power/ar-AAOVFVq

  • 1723: Does containment work? Jeff McCausland. @mccauslj @CBSNews @dickinsoncol

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo:  It worked in the last century  . . .  Here:  The Soviet flag in the Moscow Kremlin lowered and changed with the Russian flag on December 25, 1991 Does containment work? Jeff McCausland.  @mccauslj @CBSNews @dickinsoncol https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/09/28/southeast-asia-asean-australia-aukus-china-united-states/

  • 1723: #StateThinking: Huawei chooses hostage diplomacy. @MaryKissel, Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo: A city-state currently held hostage.  Here:  Hong Kong protesters threw eggs at Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping's portrait on National Day #StateThinking: Huawei chooses hostage diplomacy. @MaryKissel, Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc. https://qz.com/2065090/the-return-of-huawei-cfo-becomes-a-nationalist-moment-for-china/ Permissions: Hong Kong protesters threw eggs at Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping's por...more

  • 1723: #StateThinking: Scales fall from EU and US eyes on the PRC. @MaryKissel, Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo:  "Break their lineage, break their roots, break their connections, and break their origins. Completely shovel up the roots of 'two-faced people,' dig them out, and vow to fight these two-faced people until the end." —Maisumujiang Maimuer, Chinese religious affairs official, August 10, 2017, on a Xinhua Weibo page, referring to cultural and other genocide against the Uyghur people. #StateThinking: Scales fall from EU and US eyes on the PRC.  @MaryKissel, Former Senior Adviser to Secreta...more

  • 1723: #LondonCalling: Can James Bond rescue London and Hollywood? @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo: Board of Admiralty, about 1810 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) - Scan from the original work The Board of Admiralty: This engraving was published as Plate 3 of Microcosm of London (1808) (see File:Microcosm of London Plate 003 - Board Room of the Admiralty.jpg). #LondonCalling: Can James Bond ...more

  • 1723: #LondonCalling: Germany makes no choice. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo:   Germania sits under a tree with the imperial crown in her lap. Beside her stands Bacchus with a goblet in his hand. On the floor are objects that symbolize Germany: weaponry, cannons, a copper plate with burin, a printing press, a bowed instrument. In the background, drinking farmers can be seen at an inn. On the right, an army is going to battle. Below the performance is an explanatory verse in Latin.  #LondonCalling: Germany makes no choice.  @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https:/...more

  • 1723: #LondonCalling: Knife-wielding buying at the petrol station. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo: British Petroleum: A BP Motor Spirit advert from 1922 #LondonCalling:  Knife-wielding buying at the petrol station. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/09/28/driver-pulls-knife-forecourt-row-motorists-resort-filling-wrong/

  • 1723: #LondonCalling: Evergrande moments, and investment America and Europe. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinio

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo:  Shenzen in 1982 #LondonCalling: Evergrande moments, and investment America and Europe.  @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.forbes.com/sites/simonconstable/2021/09/26/a-key-indicator-shows-weakness-in-chinas-economy/ .. Permissions: Shenchen in 1982 Date | 27 April 2014 10:01:43[scan) 1982 (slide) Source | Own work /  Author | Robert Schediwy        I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license: | This file is licensed under the Creativ...more

  • 1722: Praising the bold AUKUS with Burkean caution. @AmbJohnBolton @TheEconomist

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo: Edmund Burke. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Praising the bold AUKUS with Burkean caution. @AmbJohnBolton @TheEconomist https://www.economist.com/by-invitation/2021/09/22/john-bolton-on-how-a-new-era-of-american-alliances-is-under-way

  • 1722: The critical COP26 Glasgow dead ahead. Katrina vanden Heuvel @TheNation

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo: Glasgow Bridge, [Glasgow, Scotland]. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The critical COP26 Glasgow dead ahead. Katrina vanden Heuvel @TheNation https://www.thenation.com/article/environment/climate-change-reconciliation-bill-glasgow/ Climate change: Green groups call for COP26 postponement

  • 1722: Meung in a red dress. Charles Burton, senior Fellow at the Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. HFN

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo: A storied red dress from the last century.. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Meng in a red dress.  Charles Burton, senior Fellow at the Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. HFN https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-58690974

  • 1722: Bad News Christmas Supply Chain. Jonathan Bass, onshoring advocate and CEO of PTM Images, @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. HFN

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo: Christmas tree production.. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Bad News Christmas Supply Chain. Jonathan Bass, onshoring advocate and CEO of PTM Images, @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. HFN https://www.reuters.com/world/china/chinas-power-crunch-begins-weigh-economic-outlook-2021-09-27/

  • 1722: Why did Germany attack its Moscow Treaty signatory, Russia, 1941? @VDHanson @HooverInst

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo:   Finnish Foreign Minister Väinö Tanner reading the terms of the peace treaty on the Finnish radio at noon on 13 March 1940.  CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Why did Germany attack its Moscow Treaty signatory, Russia, 1941? @VDHanson  @HooverInst https://victorhanson.com/historians-corner-some-mythologies-of-world-war-ii-part-two/

  • 1722: The facts are that Germany won the total war 1939-1941. @VDHanson GLXXG

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo: A British 8-inch howitzer near the German border during the Phony War (September 3, 1939–May 10, 1940). CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The facts are that Germany won the total war 1939-1941. @VDHanson GLXXG https://victorhanson.com/historians-corner-some-mythologies-of-world-war-ii-part-one/

  • 1722: Admiral Harry Harris USN (ret.) and the Great Wall of Sand. @FRoseDC @FedScoop

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo: Some of Hong Kong's New Territories were created with landfill. Today, Beijing is using an updated method to create militarized islands where never there was one before in order to arrogate enormous swaths of ocean to the south, southwest and southeast of the Chinese mainland.   Photo here: British take over the New Territories CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Admiral Harry Harris USN (ret.) and the Great Wall of Sand. @FRoseDC @FedScoop ht...more

  • 1722: Israel speaks softly to Abbas; & What is to be done? Jonathan Schanzer @JSchanzer @FDD GLXXG

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo: Abu Ammar (Yasir Arafat), Abbas's predecessor, speaking at he UN General Assembly.. He died with billions of dollars in multiple personal accounts; it's fairly well established that that money came from enormous donations made by nation-states to and for the Palestinian people, who unfortunately have not fared well economically under any of the comparatively kleptocratic regimes that have ruled and regulated wither the West Bank or Gaza. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audi...more

  • 1721: #AfterAfghanistan: US drone strikes Al Qaeda. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo:  An air-to-air left underside view of a DC-130 Hercules drone control aircraft with BQM-34S Firebee target drones mounted on its wing pylons. The aircraft is assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 3 #AfterAfghanistan: US drone strikes Al Qaeda.   @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/09/u-s-targets-suspected-al-qaeda-leader-in-idlib-syria.php

  • 1721: #AfterAfghanistan: ISIS vs Taliban at the Khyber Pass. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo:   Khyber Pass, 1891  #AfterAfghanistan: ISIS vs Taliban at the Khyber Pass.  @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/09/islamic-state-bombs-taliban-convoys-in-eastern-afghanistan.php

  • 1721: #AfterAfghanistan: GITMO Taliban in Kabul government. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo: Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba - in trench #AfterAfghanistan: GITMO Taliban in Kabul government.  @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/09/influential-taliban-commanders-added-to-taliban-government.php

  • 1721: #AfterAfghanistan: The economic collapse. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo:  Voice of America reporter interviewing poppy cultivators. #AfterAfghanistan: The economic collapse.  @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-spent-billions-on-afghanistan-and-failed-to-build-a-sustainable-economy-11632735001

  • 1720: #NewWorldReport: Before the First Peoples in the Americas Were Unknown Peoples. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) ; Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo:  Metallurgy in early Americas.   Here: Sican tumi, or ceremonial knife, Peru, 850–1500 CE #NewWorldReport:  Before the First Peoples in the Americas Were Unknown Peoples.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) ; Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org https://newatlas.com/science/fossil-footprints-earliest-evidence-humans-north-america/

  • 1720: #NewWorldReport: Nicaragua could become the North Korea of the Americas. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave); Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo: Nicaragua: How protests are received by the government. Here: Anti-riot police outside the National University of Engineering in Managua on 19 April 2018. #NewWorldReport: Nicaragua could become the North Korea of the Americas.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave); Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org https://thegrayzone.com/2021/09/24/us-congress-economic-war-nicaragua-sandinista/

  • 1720: #NewWorldReport: Mexico overwhelmed by migrants. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave); Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo:   A large group of people claimed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to be illegal aliens. #NewWorldReport:  Mexico overwhelmed by migrants.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave); Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/they-have-nothing-to-eat-mexicans-step-up-with-aid-for-haitian-migrants/ ..

  • 1720: #NewWorldReport: Venezuela and Iran swap bad acting. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave); Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc

    Sep 28 2021

    Photo: The  Iranian president meeting with Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro in Saadabad Palace #NewWorldReport:   Venezuela and Iran swap bad acting. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave); Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/exclusive-under-us-sanctions-iran-venezuela-strike-oil-export-deal-sources-2021-09-25/ ..  ..  ..  Permissions: This is an image from the Tasnim News Agency website, ...more

  • 1719: The New Russian Communist Party is not Marxist-Leninst atheism, but it is anti-Putin. H. J. Mackinder, International Relations

    Sep 27 2021

    Photo: Putin pain: leaks Russian police video. @Batchelorshow The New Russian Communist Party is not Marxist-Leninst atheism, but it is anti-Putin. H. J. Mackinder, International Relations https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/09/20/russian-communist-party-says-wont-recognize-moscow-e-voting-results-a75087

  • 1718: J. H. Gelernter #Unbound. Napoleonic-era espionage. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 3, 2021. LXX GLXXG

    Sep 27 2021

    Photo:  At the same time, Karl Ludwig Schulmeister (Charles Louis Schulmeister) (1770–1853) (also known as Carl Schulmeister or Charles Louis Schulmeister) was an Austrian double agent for France during the reign of Napoleon I. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow J. H. Gelernter #Unbound. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 3, 2021. LXX GLXXG Hold Fast: A Novel.   Hardcover – May 4, 2021, by J. H. Gelernter  https://www.amazon.com/Hold-Fast-...more

  • 1718: "In the Tunnel of Love" #Unbound. A story from the collection, _Gordon Liddy Is My Muse,_ by John Calvin Batchelor. The complete 85 minutes. Read by John Batchelor.

    Sep 27 2021

    Photo:  The Tunnel of Love, near Klevan, Rivnenskyi raion.  Tunnel of Love (Ukrainian: Туне́ль Коха́ння, Tunel Kokhannya) is a section of industrial railway located near Klevan, Ukraine. It is a railway surrounded by green arches; is three to five kilometers in length; is known for being a favorite place for couples to take walks. . CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow "In the Tunnel of Love" #Unbound.  A story from the collection, Gordon Liddy Is My Mus...more

  • 1718: Mark Piesing, #UNBOUND, the complete, forty-minute interview, Arctic exploration; August 28, 2021

    Sep 27 2021

    Photo:  MARIA, PASSING THE DIAMONDS Image extracted from page 25 of  A Narrative of the Cruise of the Yacht Maria among the Feroe Islands in the Summer of 1854  N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia,  by Mark Piesing.  PorterSqBooks.  Hardcover – August 31, 2021    "GRIPPING. . . . One of the greatest polar rescue efforts ever mounted." —Wall Street Journal The riveting, true story of the largest polar rescue mission in history: the desperate race to find the survivors of th...more

  • 1718: China and France assault Australia's national security and economy. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Sep 27 2021

    Photo: Liang Lan-hsun, first Chinese Consul-General to Australia @Batchelorshow China and France assault Australia's national security and economy. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • 1718: Chilly springtime Melbourne protests against the continued severe lockdown in much of populated Australia. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales.

    Sep 27 2021

    Photo: Cloud cover over Melbourne and southern Victoria. @Batchelorshow Chilly springtime Melbourne protests against the continued severe lockdown in much of populated Australia. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • 1717: William Damon #UNBOUND (family; golf): The complete, forty-minute interview. July 3, 2021.

    Sep 27 2021

    Photo: Royal Montreal Golf Club 1882  . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow William Damon #UNBOUND: The complete, forty-minute interview. July 3, 2021. A Round of Golf with My Father, by William Damon.    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Round-Golf-Father-Psychology-Exploring/dp/1599475634 Viewing our past through the Eye of maturity can reveal insights that our younger selves could not see. Lessons that eluded us become apparent. Encounters that once felt like ...more

  • 1717: Nicholas Thomas #Unbound Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific Hardcover. The complete, forty-minute interview, June 15, 2021

    Sep 27 2021

    Photo: Fijian druas CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Nicholas Thomas: #Unbound the complete, 40-minute interview, June 15, 2021 Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific. Hardcover – June 15, 2021; by Nicholas Thomas An award-winning scholar explores the sixty-thousand-year history of the Pacific islands in this dazzling, deeply researched account. The islands of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia stretch across a huge expanse of ocean and encom...more

  • 1717: Angel Iscovich #Unbound: the complete, twenty-minute interview (Routinology), June 19, 2021.

    Sep 27 2021

     Photo: Practice makes perfect. Here:  John Glenn practices insertion into the Mercury 'Friendship 7' spacecraft with the help of Guenter Wendt, the original pad leader for NASA's manned space program, during pre-flight training. Image Credit: NASA ..  ..  ..   The Art of Routine: Discover How Routineology Can Transform Your Life.  Hardcover – June 1, 2021 by Angel Iscovich MD, with Joe Garner and Michael Ashley, contributors https://www.amazon.com/Art-Routine-Discover-Routineology-Trans...more

  • 1716: Mark Piesing, #UNBOUND, the complete, forty-minute interview, Arctic exploration; August 28, 2021

    Sep 26 2021

    Photo:  Polar bears on the sea ice of the Arctic Ocean, near the North Pole. USS Honolulu pictured.  Photo by Chief Yeoman Alphonso Braggs, US-Navy. N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia,  by Mark Piesing.  PorterSqBooks.  Hardcover – August 31, 2021    "GRIPPING. . . . One of the greatest polar rescue efforts ever mounted." —Wall Street Journal The riveting, true story of the largest polar rescue mission in history: the desperate race to find the survivors of the glamourou...more

  • 1715: #Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus debate the American Empire led by the unchallenged Optimates, 2021. Michael Vlahos. @JHUWorldCrisis

    Sep 26 2021

    Photo: 1898 political cartoon: "Ten Thousand Miles from Tip to Tip," meaning the extension of U.S. domination (symbolized by a bald eagle) from Puerto Rico to the Philippines. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus debate the American Empire led by the unchallenged Optimates, 2021.  Michael Vlahos. Michael E Vlahos, Global Security Studies program at Johns Hopkins’s University's School of Arts and Sciences.   @JHUWorldC...more

  • 1715: General Sherman and inadequate forest management in California. @DevinNunes 22-CA.

    Sep 26 2021

    Photo: The general Sherman sequoia; by Ernest Haskell  (1876–1925) CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow General Sherman and inadequate forest management in California. @DevinNunes 22-CA. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2021/09/23/gov-newsom-visits-sequoia-national-park-sign-15-b-climate-bill/5832581001/

  • 1715: John Durham; & What is to be done? @DevinNunes CA-22

    Sep 26 2021

    Photo: Jean-Marc Nattier - Allegory of Justice Punishing Injustice, 1737. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow John Durham & What is to be done? @DevinNunes CA-22 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10002119/Lawyer-pleads-not-guilty-Trump-Russia-investigation-probe.html

  • 1715: Winter is coming for Europe. Vijay Vaitheeswaran @Vvvchina @TheEconomist

    Sep 26 2021

    Photo: Winter landscape, Holland; 1600s.  CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Winter is coming for Europe.  Vijay Vaitheeswaran  @Vvvchina @TheEconomist https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/europes-energy-crisis-is-a-warning-for-america/ar-AAOMBvu

  • 1715: The UN doubts the climate plans of the rich nations for the poor nations. @Vvvchina @TheEconomist

    Sep 26 2021

    Photo:   Solar lamp CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The UN doubts the climate plans of the rich nations for the poor nations.  @Vvvchina @TheEconomist https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/21/joe-biden-un-general-assembly-climate-aid-developing-countries

  • 1715: The eruption of the Mediterranean legend of Atlantis. Charles Pellegrino, author.

    Sep 26 2021

    Photo: Nicholas Roerich's The Last of Atlantis CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The eruption of the Mediterranean legend of Atlantis. Charles Pellegrino, author. Return to Sodom and Gomorrah Paperback – December 1, 1995 by Charles R. Pellegrino (Author https://www.amazon.com/Return-Sodom-Gomorrah-Charles-Pellegrino/dp/0380726335) A brilliant author, scientist, and adventurer who has been called "the real Indiana Jones," Dr. Charles Pellegrino ...more

  • 1715: The asteroid that disappeared the Dead Sea Sodom and Gomorrah. Charles Pellegrino, author.

    Sep 26 2021

    Photo: Lot flees the burning cities.  . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The asteroid that disappeared Sodom and Gomorrah. Charles Pellegrino, author. Return to Sodom and Gomorrah, Paperback – December 1, 1995 by Charles R. Pellegrino (Author https://www.amazon.com/Return-Sodom-Gomorrah-Charles-Pellegrino/dp/0380726335) A brilliant author, scientist, and adventurer who has been called "the real Indiana Jones," Dr. Charles Pellegrino takes us on ...more

  • 1715: The Mesopotamian city of Noah's flood wiped out by an earthquake. Charles Pellegrino, author.

    Sep 26 2021

    Photo: An artist's depiction of the construction of the Ark, from the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493) CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The Mesopotamian city of Noah's flood wiped out by an earthquake. Charles Pellegrino, author. Return to Sodom and Gomorrah Paperback – December 1, 1995 by Charles R. Pellegrino (Author https://www.amazon.com/Return-Sodom-Gomorrah-Charles-Pellegrino/dp/0380726335) A brilliant author, scientist, and adventurer who has ...more

  • 1716: John Calvin Batchelor: #UNBOUND. "Hollywood Before the Mast” A story from the collection, Gordon Liddy Is My Muse, by John Calvin Batchelor. The complete 85 minutes. Read by John Batchelor.

    Sep 26 2021

    Photo:  Godzilla! CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow "Hollywood Before the Mast" #UNBOUND. A story from the collection, Gordon Liddy Is My Muse, by John Calvin Batchelor.   Read by John Batchelor. HFN https://www.amazon.com/Gordon-Liddy-Muse-Calvin-Batchelor/dp/0671690787 In nine darkly comic episodes that range from Moscow to Hollywood, the conservative spy novelist Tommy "Tip" Paine offers this postmodern, picaresque chase across our contemporary...more

  • 1715: Russell Shorto #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview, April 22, 2021

    Sep 26 2021

    Photo: Vista of fishing boats in Palermo, Sicily. Veduta della pescheria di Palermo in Sicilia CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Russell Shorto #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview, April 22, 2021. Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob. Hardcover – February 2, 2021, by Russell Shorto   (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Smalltime-Story-My-Family-Mob/dp/0393245586/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Family secrets emer...more

  • 1715: James Tooley #Unbound: Really good schools. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG

    Sep 26 2021

    Photo: The Browning school near Dublin, Georgia. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow  James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG Really Good Schools: Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education –  Hardcover – April 12, 2021.by James Tooley  “James Tooley has taken his argument about the transformative power of low-cost private education to a new and revelatory level in Really Good Schools. This is ...more

  • 1715: Michael Auslin #Unbound. Asia-Pacific. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 12, 2021. LXX GLXXG

    Sep 26 2021

    Photo:  An exceprt from the Luo Chong Lu showing Korean, Japanese and Ryukyuan ethnicities. . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Michael Auslin #Unbound. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 12, 2021. LXX GLXXG Asia's New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific,  by Michael R. Auslin   Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08563RW9H/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 The Indo-Pacific is fast becoming the world's domi...more

  • 1715: Jeff McCausland #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 21, 2021Photo:

    Sep 26 2021

    Photo: Panoramic view of the Gettysburg battlefield CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Jeff McCausland #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 21, 2021. Battle Tested! : Gettysburg Leadership Lessons for 21st Century Leaders, by Jeffrey D. McCausland (Author), Tom Vossler(Author), Walter Dixon(Narrator), Gildan Media (Publisher). Audible Audiobook– Unabridged https://www.amazon.com/Battle-Tested-Gettysburg-Leadership-Lessons/dp/1642934534...more

  • 1715: Holly Fretwell #Unbound. Forests. The complete, forty-minute interview. April 12, 2021.

    Sep 26 2021

    Photo: Paul Smith's College, a premier school of forestry; in New York State just south of the Canadian border.   Holly Fretwell #Unbound. Forests. The complete, forty-minute interview. April 12, 2021. Photo: CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Holly Fretwell  #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview.  April 12, 2021. Fix America’s Forests: Reforms to Restore National Forests and Tackle the Wildfire Crisis. Holly Fretwell , Jonathan Wood April 1...more