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

  • #Ukraine: Brussels POV: US must rally. Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 26 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #Ukraine:  Brussels POV:  US must rally. Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/06/25/nato-must-strengthen-presence-eastern-europe-response-russias2/

  • https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/06/24/ukraine-news-russia-war-latest-invasion-severodonetsk-kaliningrad/

    Jun 26 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #Ukraine:  Kyiv POV: Needs everything faster and for a long time.  Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/06/24/ukraine-news-russia-war-latest-invasion-severodonetsk-kaliningrad/

  • #Ukraine: Moscow POV: Putin is satisfied for the moment. Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 26 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #Ukraine: Moscow POV: Putin is satisfied for the moment. Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/06/25/russia-shakes-up-top-command-ex-syria-war-general-sacked/

  • #OzWatch: Teaching the Host cricket by way of the last of the New Zealand-England late-wickets test at Leeds. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 26 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #OzWatch:  Teaching the Host cricket by way of the last of the New Zealand-England late-wickets test at Leeds.  Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2022/06/25/england-vs-new-zealand-third-test-live-day-3-score-latest-updates/

  • #OzWatch: The extremely aggressive and dangerous Eastern Brown Snake may become a lifesaver. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 26 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #OzWatch: The extremely aggressive and dangerous Eastern Brown Snake may become a lifesaver. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales.  #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2022/06/deadly-snakes-could-save-your-life

  • #OzWatch: LA Nina retires; the lights come back on. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 26 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #OzWatch: LA Nina retires; the lights come back on. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://reneweconomy.com.au/aemo-puts-generators-on-notice-as-it-restores-full-electricity-market-trading/

  • #Londinium90AD: Wealthy, well-armed and fragile NATO Empire. Michael Vlahos. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 26 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #Londinium90AD: Wealthy, well-armed and fragile NATO Empire.  Michael Vlahos.  #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/06/25/west-must-not-sell-ukraine-says-liz-truss-swipe-emmanuel-macron/

  • #Londinium90AD: Russia regains its empire. Michael Vlahos. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 26 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #Londinium90AD: Russia regains its empire.  Michael Vlahos.  #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/06/25/ukrainian-city-severodonetsk-fully-occupied-russian-troops/

  • 8/8: Russia fights ugly and to the finish. 8/8: Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by Sean McMeekin

    Jun 26 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow 8/8: Russia fights ugly and to the finish. 8/8: Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by  Sean McMeekin   https://www.amazon.com/Stalins-War-New-History-World/dp/1541672798 Drawing on ambitious new research in Soviet, European, and US archives, Stalin’s War revolutionizes our understanding of this global conflict by moving its epicenter to the east. Hitler’s genocidal ambition may have helped ...more

  • 7/8: Russia fights ugly and to the finish. 7/8: Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by Sean McMeekin

    Jun 26 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow 7/8: Russia fights ugly and to the finish. 7/8: Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by  Sean McMeekin   https://www.amazon.com/Stalins-War-New-History-World/dp/1541672798 Drawing on ambitious new research in Soviet, European, and US archives, Stalin’s War revolutionizes our understanding of this global conflict by moving its epicenter to the east. Hitler’s genocidal ambition may have helped ...more

  • 6/8: Russia fights ugly and to the finish. 6/8: Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by Sean McMeekin

    Jun 26 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow 6/8: Russia fights ugly and to the finish. 6/8: Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by  Sean McMeekin   https://www.amazon.com/Stalins-War-New-History-World/dp/1541672798 Drawing on ambitious new research in Soviet, European, and US archives, Stalin’s War revolutionizes our understanding of this global conflict by moving its epicenter to the east. Hitler’s genocidal ambition may have helped ...more

  • 5/8: Russia fights ugly and to the finish. 5/8: Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by Sean McMeekin

    Jun 26 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow 5/8: Russia fights ugly and to the finish. 5/8: Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by  Sean McMeekin   https://www.amazon.com/Stalins-War-New-History-World/dp/1541672798 Drawing on ambitious new research in Soviet, European, and US archives, Stalin’s War revolutionizes our understanding of this global conflict by moving its epicenter to the east. Hitler’s genocidal ambition may have helped ...more

  • 4/8: Russia fights ugly and to the finish. 4/8: Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by Sean McMeekin

    Jun 26 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow 4/8: Russia fights ugly and to the finish. 4/8: Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by  Sean McMeekin   https://www.amazon.com/Stalins-War-New-History-World/dp/1541672798 Drawing on ambitious new research in Soviet, European, and US archives, Stalin’s War revolutionizes our understanding of this global conflict by moving its epicenter to the east. Hitler’s genocidal ambition may have helped ...more

  • 3/8: Russia fights ugly and to the finish. 3/8: Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by Sean McMeekin

    Jun 26 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow 3/8: Russia fights ugly and to the finish. 3/8: Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by  Sean McMeekin   https://www.amazon.com/Stalins-War-New-History-World/dp/1541672798 Drawing on ambitious new research in Soviet, European, and US archives, Stalin’s War revolutionizes our understanding of this global conflict by moving its epicenter to the east. Hitler’s genocidal ambition may have helped ...more

  • 2/8: Russia fights ugly and to the finish. 2/8: Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by Sean McMeekin

    Jun 26 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow 2/8: Russia fights ugly and to the finish. 2/8: Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by  Sean McMeekin   https://www.amazon.com/Stalins-War-New-History-World/dp/1541672798 Drawing on ambitious new research in Soviet, European, and US archives, Stalin’s War revolutionizes our understanding of this global conflict by moving its epicenter to the east. Hitler’s genocidal ambition may have helped ...more

  • 1/8: Russia fights ugly and to the finish. 1/8: Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by Sean McMeekin

    Jun 26 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow 1/8: Russia fights ugly and to the finish. 1/8: Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by  Sean McMeekin   https://www.amazon.com/Stalins-War-New-History-World/dp/1541672798 Drawing on ambitious new research in Soviet, European, and US archives, Stalin’s War revolutionizes our understanding of this global conflict by moving its epicenter to the east. Hitler’s genocidal ambition may have helped ...more

  • #NewWorldReport: War on Drugs–weariness. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Jun 25 2022

    Photo:  Mexican troops during a gun battle in Michoacán, 2007. Mexico's drug war claims nearly 50,000 lives each year. #NewWorldReport: War on Drugs–weariness.  Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis https://www.economist.com/the-americas/2022/06/09/latin-american-politicians-are-fed-up-with-the-war-on-drugs

  • #NewWorldReport: Why doesn't Latin America grow? Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Jun 25 2022

    Photo:  A rally in favor of the "yes" option in the 2004 recall referendum against Hugo Chávez in the capital. #NewWorldReport: Why doesn't Latin America grow? Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis https://www.economist.com/leaders/2022/06/16/latin-americas-vicious-circle-is-a-warning-to-the-west .. Permissions A rally in favor of the "yes" option in the 2004 recall referendum against en:Hugo Chávez in the capital, en...more

  • #NewWorldReport: Maduro gains credibility in the Middle East. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Jun 25 2022

    Photo:  A 1997 image of MBR-200 members meeting. Nicolás Maduro can be seen on the far left while Hugo Chávez is seen speaking in the center. #NewWorldReport:  Maduro gains credibility in the Middle East.  Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis https://www.reuters.com/world/venezuela-qatar-pledge-direct-flights-maduro-2022-06-16/ .. Permissions A 1997 image of MBR-200 members meeting. Nicolás Maduro can be seen on the ...more

  • #NewWorldReport: Colombia moves decidedly to join the trend to populism. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Jun 25 2022

    Photo: Page of the paper El Tiempo from 10 December 1928 #NewWorldReport: Colombia moves decidedly to join the trend to populism. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/17/americas/gustavo-petro-profile-intl-latam/index.html

  • #Mars: Curiosity's wheels. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    Jun 25 2022

    Photo: #Mars: Curiosity's wheels. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/a-major-update-from-curiositys-science-team/

  • #SpaceX: Starlink and the Constellation Wars. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    Jun 25 2022

    Photo: #SpaceX: Starlink and the Constellation Wars. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/the-battlelines-and-alliances-shift-over-big-satellite-constellations-in-space/

  • 2/2: #Ukraine: The long dying of empires. Anatol Lieven, @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Georgetown University

    Jun 25 2022

    Photo:  Genghis Khan invades Urgench 2/2:  #Ukraine: The long dying of empires. Anatol Lieven, @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.  Georgetown University  https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/06/20/russia-ukraine-war-putin-empire-imperialism-colonialism-conquest-collapse/

  • 1/2: #Ukraine: The long dying of empires. Anatol Lieven, @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Georgetown University

    Jun 25 2022

    Photo:  The emperor Honorius, a contemporary depiction on a consular diptych issued by Anicius Petronius Probus to celebrate Probus's consulship in 406, now in the Aosta museum  Honorius was Roman emperor from 393 to 423.  he ruled the western half of the empire while his brother Arcadius ruled the eastern half.  1/2:  #Ukraine: The long dying of empires. Anatol Lieven, @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.  Georgetown University  https://foreignpolicy.com/2...more

  • #Australia: PRC rejects the Australian vineyards. Scott Mayman, CBS News

    Jun 25 2022

    Photo:     Irvine's Australian Wine Trophy, Franco British International Exhibition, London - 1908 #Australia: PRC rejects the Australian vineyards. Scott Mayman, CBS News https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2022/06/21/australias-leading-wine-authority-to-close-office-in-china-as-exports-plunge.html

  • #PRC: Enforcing the Uyghur Forces Labor Prevention Act. Josh Rogin, @joshrogin @WashingtonPost.

    Jun 25 2022

    Photo:  Two Uighur Mullahs in Xinjiang in the 1920s #PRC: Enforcing the Uyghur Forces Labor Prevention Act. Josh Rogin, @joshrogin   @WashingtonPost. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/06/23/biden-uyghur-forced-labor-law-implementation-china-genocide/

  • #PacificWatch: Stanford goes dark. Jeff Bliss, @PacificWatch @JCBliss

    Jun 25 2022

    Photo: #PacificWatch: Stanford goes dark. Jeff Bliss, @PacificWatch @JCBliss https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Here-s-why-Stanford-can-t-get-its-power-back-17261627.php

  • #Italy: Drought shutting down hydropower on the Po. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation.

    Jun 25 2022

    Photo: #Italy: Drought shutting down hydropower on the Po. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation. https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/italys-longest-river-affected-by-worst-drought-in-70-years/ss-AAYKn4A

  • #SmallBusinessAmerica: Special Edition in the UK. @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

    Jun 25 2022

    Photo: #SmallBusinessAmerica: Special Edition in the UK. @GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/30/almost-500000-uk-small-businesses-at-risk-of-going-bust-within-weeks

  • #SmallBusinessAmerica: Bankruptcy renovations.@GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

    Jun 25 2022

    Photo: #SmallBusinessAmerica: Bankruptcy renovations.@GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer https://genemarks.medium.com/bankruptcies-have-fallen-for-now-but-economic-pressures-could-reverse-that-trend-4eacd9f898bc

  • #Markets; The bear rallies in the gloom. Jim McTague, former Washington Editor, Barron's.

    Jun 25 2022

    Photo: #Markets; The bear rallies in the gloom. Jim McTague, former Washington Editor, Barron's. https://www.wsj.com/articles/global-stocks-markets-dow-update-06-24-2022-11656055923?mod=hp_lead_pos1

  • Rebuking the lockdown leadership of 2020 and 2021. Dan Henninger, @WSJOpinion. WSJ editorial board and Wonder Land columnist.

    Jun 25 2022

    Photo: Rebuking the lockdown leadership of 2020 and 2021. Dan Henninger, @WSJOpinion. WSJ editorial board and Wonder Land columnist.   https://www.wsj.com/articles/lockdowns-voters-biden-2022-2024-republicans-approval-ratings-airlines-business-unemployment-pandemic-election-11655925711

  • #Hungary: The unpredictable and unclassifiable Viktor Orbán. Ivana Stradner @ivanastradner , advisor to @FDD Eastern Europe, cybersecurity, information operations, Russia's reflexive control, int'l law.

    Jun 24 2022

    Photo:     Unveiling of the Kossuth statue in Erzsébetfalva                        Az erzsébetfalvi Kossuth szobor leleplezése   #Hungary: The unpredictable and unclassifiable Viktor Orbán. Ivana Stradner @ivanastradner ,  advisor to @FDD  Eastern Europe, cybersecurity, information operations, Russia's reflexive control, int'l law. https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2022/06/10/hungarys-orban-hardly-model-for-conservatives/

  • #Ukraine: Kissinger and dictators. Ivana Stradner @ivanastradner, advisor to @FDD Eastern Europe, cybersecurity, information operations, Russia's reflexive control, int'l law.

    Jun 24 2022

    Photo:  Dictators — Khorloogiin Choibalsan (Mongolia, 1930s-1952)  After several meetings with Stalin, Choibalsan adopted the Soviet leader's policies and methods and applied them to Mongolia. He created a dictatorial system, suppressing the opposition and killing tens of thousands of people.          Later in the 1930s, he "began to arrest and kill leading workers in the party, government, and various social organizations in addition to army officers, intellectuals, and other faithful workers,"...more

  • 2/2 #PRC: In violation of the NPT Article VI; & What is to be done? Henry D. Sokolski @HenrySokolski, Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC). Henry #Sokolski @NuclearPolicy

    Jun 24 2022

    Photo: 2/2   #PRC: In violation of the NPT Article VI; & What is to be done? Henry D. Sokolski @HenrySokolski, Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC).  Henry #Sokolski  @NuclearPolicy https://npolicy.org/arresting-nuclear-adventurism-china-article-vi-and-the-npt-occasional-paper-2201/ ..  ..  .. Permissions Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. London, Moscow, Washington, 1st July 1968.Français : Traité sur la non-prolifération des armes nu...more

  • 1/2 #PRC: In violation of the NPT Article VI; & What is to be done? Henry D. Sokolski @HenrySokolski, Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC). Henry #Sokolski @NuclearPolicy

    Jun 24 2022

    Photo:  A  celebration of Chinese nuclear missile tests in Tiananmen Square in Beijing in 1966 1/2   #PRC: In violation of the NPT Article VI; & What is to be done? Henry D. Sokolski @HenrySokolski, Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC).  Henry #Sokolski  @NuclearPolicy https://npolicy.org/arresting-nuclear-adventurism-china-article-vi-and-the-npt-occasional-paper-2201/

  • #Israel: New elections as soon as November. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    Jun 24 2022

    Photo:  Israel Commemorative Cancel 1951 Anniversary of the Death of Herzl #Israel: New elections as soon as November. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/israel-coalition-agrees-dissolve-hold-elections-85510128

  • #Israel: #Egypt: #EU: Eastern Mediterranean natural gas awakened.Jonathan Ruhe, JINSA Jonathan Ruhe- Jonathan Ruhe is JINSA Director of Foreign Policy. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    Jun 24 2022

    Photo:  Champollion - from Grammaire égyptienne, 1836  #Israel: #Egypt: #EU: Eastern Mediterranean natural gas awakened.Jonathan Ruhe, JINSA Jonathan Ruhe- Jonathan Ruhe is JINSA Director of Foreign Policy. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1  https://jinsa.org/jinsa_report/us-leadership-needed-on-east-med-energy/ https://www

  • #Markets: BDS masks as ESG; & What is to be done? Richard Goldberg @rich_goldberg @FDD, senior advisor, Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    Jun 24 2022

    Photo:   Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions  A BDS demonstration outside the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, April 2017 The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) is a Palestinian-led movement promoting boycotts, divestments, and economic sanctions against Israel. Its objective is to pressure Israel to meet what the BDS movement describes as Israel's obligations under international law, defined as withdrawal from the occupied territories, removal of the separation ba...more

  • #UN: Disgraced Human Rights Council in Geneva. Hillel Neuer, Executive Director of UN Watch, Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    Jun 24 2022

    Photo: Stamp commemorating the tenth anniversary of the UN #UN: Disgraced Human Rights Council in Geneva. Hillel Neuer, Executive Director of UN Watch, Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 https://www.ohchr.org/en/press-releases/2022/06/commission-inquiry-occupied-palestinian-territory-including-east-jerusalem

  • #Canada: The six candidates for Conservative Party leadership. Conrad Black, @ConradMBlack @nationalpost Baron Black of Crossharbour, KSG; British former newspaper publisher; prolific author

    Jun 24 2022

    Photo: Waterfall from Canada: past, present and future. Being a historical, geographical, geological #Canada: The six candidates for Conservative Party leadership. Conrad Black, @ConradMBlack  @nationalpost Baron Black of Crossharbour, KSG; British former newspaper publisher; prolific author https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/other/conrad-black-fresh-blood-needed-to-forge-a-competitive-conservative-party/ar-AAYBI1h

  • #ScalaReport: Silicon Valley layoffs well under way since early spring. Chris Riegel, @Scala CEO, @STRATACACHE, #TheScalaReport

    Jun 24 2022

    Photo: Silicon Valley #ScalaReport: Silicon Valley layoffs well under way since early spring. Chris Riegel, @Scala CEO,  @STRATACACHE, #TheScalaReport https://fortune.com/2022/06/16/hiring-freezes-sweep-over-tech-recession-looms-that-may-do-more-harm-than-good/?utm_id=59029&sfmc_id=1107451

  • #Markets: Jerome Powell testifies to the Fed's uncertainty. Veronique deRugy, Mercatus

    Jun 24 2022

    Photo:  Federal Reserve Note Seal (Dallas) #Markets: Jerome Powell testifies to the Fed's uncertainty. Veronique deRugy, Mercatus https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/other/conrad-black-fresh-blood-needed-to-forge-a-competitive-conservative-party/ar-AAYBI1h Veronique de Rugy, @veroderugy,  @GeorgeMasonU, @Mercatus Center, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University & NRO Online

  • #Colombia: Meet the President-elect of #Colombia. Mary Anastasia O’Grady, @MaryAnastasiaOG Wall Street Journal editorial board and “The Americas” columnist.

    Jun 24 2022

    Photo:   Tarjeta postal Salida del tren para Bogotá. Facatativá. Colombia #Colombia: Meet the President-elect of #Colombia. Mary Anastasia O’Grady, @MaryAnastasiaOG      Wall Street Journal editorial board and “The Americas” columnist.    https://www.wsj.com/articles/colombia-elections-gustavo-petro-rodolfo-hernandez-democracy-rule-of-law-corruption-11655746341

  • #Russia: The too-strong ruble; & What is to be done? Ekaterina Zolotova, Geopolitical Futures. #Moscow.

    Jun 24 2022

    Photo:  50 Kopyek' - Russko-Aziatskiy Bank', Harbin Branch (1917).  A banknote issued by a foreign bank operating in China, the Chinese government allowed for certain foreign banking corporations to become "note issuing authorities", these banknotes were issued to circulate in China. #Russia: The too-strong ruble; & What is to be done? Ekaterina Zolotova, Geopolitical Futures. #Moscow. https://geopoliticalfutures.com/the-paradox-of-a-strong-ruble/

  • #NYC: #SCOTUS and the perilous streets of #NewYork. Harry Siegel, @harrysiegel @NYDailyNews and The Daily Beast.

    Jun 24 2022

    Photo:  Jacob Reinhard aka Hanikel, with blunderbuss #NYC: #SCOTUS and the perilous streets of #NewYork.  Harry Siegel, @harrysiegel  @NYDailyNews and The Daily Beast. https://www.wsj.com/articles/supreme-court-strikes-down-new-york-law-on-concealed-weapons-11655995248?mod=hp_lead_pos1

  • #Keystone: A homeless camp grows in Pittsburgh. SalenaZito.com.

    Jun 24 2022

    Photo:  Steelworker in Pittsburgh steel mill, Pennsylvania #Keystone: A homeless camp grows in Pittsburgh. SalenaZito.com. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/american-decimation-on-the-front-lines-of-the-tearing-of-our-social-fabric

  • #Keystone: The Cambria County Solar Panel Farm without Solar Panels. SalenaZito.com

    Jun 24 2022

    Photo:  Gallitzin, Cambria County, Pennsylvania 1901. #Keystone: The Cambria County Solar Panel Farm without Solar Panels. SalenaZito.com https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/insight/2022/06/19/cambria-county-solar-farm-renewable-energy-fossil-fuel/stories/202206190030

  • #UAE: Lunar Lander "Rashid" from the UAE. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    Jun 23 2022

    Photo:  The Emirates Lunar Mission is the first mission to the Moon from the United Arab Emirates. #UAE:  Lunar Lander "Rashid"  from the UAE. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/uaes-rashid-lunar-rover-getting-ready-for-november-launch/

  • #Mars: Helicopter in the deep canyons of Mars. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    Jun 23 2022

    Photo:  Valles Marineris topographic view constructed from MOLA altimetry data. Image shows Coprates Chasma, with Melas Chasma at the top, Candor Chasma at top right, and part of Capri Chasma at the bottom #Mars: Helicopter in the deep canyons of Mars. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/essays-and-commentaries/has-work-begun-on-a-dedicated-helicopter-mission-to-mars/

  • #Ukraine: #Russia: Falling behind for ten years. Michael Bernstam, Hoover Institution

    Jun 23 2022

    Photo: Gallitzin, Cambria County, Pennsylvania 1901. #Ukraine: #Russia: Falling behind for ten years. Michael Bernstam, Hoover Institution https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/06/17/russian-economy-faces-10-years-of-recession-without-reforms-sberbank-ceo-a78031

  • #Ukraine: Banning oil exports; & What is to be done? Josh Rogin, @joshrogin @WashingtonPost

    Jun 23 2022

    Photo:  Oil rig #Ukraine: Banning oil exports; & What is to be done? Josh Rogin, @joshrogin   @WashingtonPost   https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/06/22/restricting-oil-exports-betrayal-allies-help-russia-ukraine-war-energy/

  • #Taiwan: Tempo picks up. Stephen Yates @YatesDCIA , chair of the America First Policy Institute's new China Policy Initiative; former deputy national security advisor to Vice President Cheney

    Jun 23 2022

    Photo: #Taiwan:  Tempo picks up.  Stephen Yates @YatesDCIA , chair of the America First Policy Institute's new China Policy Initiative; former deputy national security advisor to Vice President Cheney https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4576156

  • #India: #PRC: India and the draft. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. Cleo Paskal, FDD; associate Fellow at Chatham House; non-resident senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

    Jun 23 2022

    Photo: #India: #PRC: India and the draft.  @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.  Cleo Paskal,  FDD; associate Fellow at Chatham House; non-resident senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-61836637 https://www.reuters.com/world/india/india-will-start-enrolment-under-new-military-recruitment-plan-this-month-2022-06-19/ Cleo Paskal  FDD, associate Fellow at Chatham House; Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Geopolitics, Manipal U...more

  • #PRC: Who's afraid of Musk? @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. Brandon Weichert, @WeTheBrandon, The Weichert Report and author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower.

    Jun 23 2022

    Photo: #PRC: Who's afraid of Musk? @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. Brandon Weichert,  @WeTheBrandon, The Weichert Report and author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower. https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/chinas-beidaihe-district-bar-tesla-cars-driving-july-local-police-2022-06-20/

  • #PRC: TikTok the spy. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. Brendan Carr, FCC commissioner.

    Jun 23 2022

    Photo: #PRC: TikTok the spy. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. Brendan Carr, FCC commissioner. https://www.foxnews.com/tech/china-accessed-data-us-tiktok-users-repeatedly-report.amp

  • 2/2: #SCOTUS: Freedom of speech by Justice Robert Jackson, 1943. Richard A Epstein, @RichardAEpstein, @HooverInst, Tisch Professor of Law NYU Bedford Senior Fellow; Hoover Institution; senior lecturer, University of Chicago Law School

    Jun 23 2022

    Photo: 2/2: #SCOTUS: Freedom of speech by Justice Robert Jackson, 1943. Richard A Epstein, @RichardAEpstein, @HooverInst, Tisch Professor of Law NYU Bedford Senior Fellow; Hoover Institution;  senior lecturer, University of Chicago Law School https://www.hoover.org/research/can-artistic-freedom-survive-state-coercion

  • 1/2: #SCOTUS: Freedom of speech by Justice Robert Jackson, 1943. Richard A Epstein, @RichardAEpstein, @HooverInst, Tisch Professor of Law NYU Bedford Senior Fellow; Hoover Institution; senior lecturer, University of Chicago Law School

    Jun 23 2022

    Photo: 1/2: #SCOTUS: Freedom of speech by Justice Robert Jackson, 1943. Richard A Epstein, @RichardAEpstein, @HooverInst, Tisch Professor of Law NYU Bedford Senior Fellow; Hoover Institution;  senior lecturer, University of Chicago Law School https://www.hoover.org/research/can-artistic-freedom-survive-state-coercion

  • #NATO: Baltics arm and provoke. #Ukraine. Colonel Jeff McCausland, USA (retired) @mccauslJ CBS News. @Dickinson College Diamondsix.co

    Jun 23 2022

    Photo: #NATO: Baltics arm and provoke. #Ukraine. Colonel Jeff McCausland, USA (retired) @mccauslJ CBS News. @Dickinson College Diamondsix.com https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/06/18/vladimir-putins-veiled-threat-ex-soviet-states-part-historic/

  • #Ukraine: The fight for Snake Island. #Ukraine. Colonel Jeff McCausland, USA (retired) @mccauslJ CBS News. @Dickinson College Diamondsix.com

    Jun 23 2022

    Photo: #Ukraine: The fight for Snake Island. #Ukraine.  Colonel Jeff McCausland, USA (retired) @mccauslJ CBS News. @Dickinson College Diamondsix.com https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/06/22/ukraine-hits-snake-island-significant-blow-russias-black-sea/

  • #Energy: Windfall folly. Bernard “Bud” Weinstein @TheHill, formerly at McGuire Energy Institute, Southern Methodist University; Goodenough College, London

    Jun 23 2022

    Photo: #Energy: Windfall folly. Bernard “Bud” Weinstein  @TheHill,  formerly at McGuire Energy Institute, Southern Methodist University; Goodenough College, London   https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/3527261-bidens-proposed-windfall-profits-tax-will-make-america-less-energy-secure/

  • #Commodities. Gold holds value, crypto doesn't. Simon Constable, Barron's

    Jun 23 2022

    Photo: #Commodities. Gold holds value, crypto doesn't. Simon Constable, Barron's https://www.barrons.com/articles/gold-prices-stocks-bonds-crypto-plunge-51655445600 Simon Constable,  Forbes Edinburgh; 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 Beat the Market.   

  • #Ukraine: Small-power warfare in the 21st Century. George Friedman. @George_Friedman @GPFutures, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures

    Jun 23 2022

    Photo: #Ukraine: Small-power warfare in the 21st Century.  George Friedman.  @George_Friedman @GPFutures, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures https://geopoliticalfutures.com/the-evolution-of-great-powers/

  • #Ukraine:# Poland aggressive on the European Plain highway to #Moscow; & What is to be done? - George Friedman. @George_Friedman @GPFutures, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures

    Jun 23 2022

    Photo: #Ukraine:# Poland aggressive on the European Plain highway to #Moscow; & What is to be done? - George Friedman.  @George_Friedman @GPFutures, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures https://geopoliticalfutures.com/on-the-road-again/

  • #NewWorldReport: Petro wins. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave). Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc

    Jun 22 2022

    Photo: Cartagena, partial view of the harbor #NewWorldReport:  Petro wins.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave). Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc      https://www.securefreesociety.org https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/colombian-president-elect-petro-says-he-had-very-friendly-call-with-biden/ar-AAYH2z1

  • #Australia: The debate over nuclear energy begins again. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs

    Jun 22 2022

    Photo:  The High Flux Australian Reactor (HIFAR) was Australia's first nuclear reactor. #Australia: The debate over nuclear energy begins again. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs https://www.theaustralian.com.au/subscribe/news/1/?sourceCode=TAWEB_WRE170_a&dest=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theaustralian.com.au%2Fcommentary%2Fnuclear-submarines-challenge-willdefine-albanese%2Fnews-story%2F1e3731808c8351ed201bd03bb41ddacb&memtype=anonymous&mode=premiu...more

  • #Ukraine: The Kaliningrad provocation. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs

    Jun 22 2022

    Photo:  View of Wargen in Samland, East Prussia (Kaliningrad)              Ansicht von Wargen im Samland, Ostpreußen #Ukraine:  The Kaliningrad provocation. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/lithuanians-near-kaliningrad-put-faith-in-nato-after-russias-threats/ar-AAYHsGn

  • #Ukraine: Attack on Snake Island. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs

    Jun 22 2022

    Photo:  Snake Island, also known as Serpent Island or Zmiinyi Island, is an island belonging to Ukraine located in the Black Sea, near the Danube Delta, with an important role in delimiting Ukrainian territorial waters. The island has been known since classical antiquity, and during that era hosted a Greek temple to Achilles. Here : Insula Serpilor in 1896 #Ukraine: Attack on Snake Island. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs https://www.msn.com/en-us/new...more

  • #LondonCalling: The rail strike paralyzes. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Jun 22 2022

    Photo:  Paddington Station closed due to rail strike. #LondonCalling:  The rail strike paralyzes. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rail-strikes-labour-mps-and-arthur-scargill-join-picket-lines-follow-latest-r7kctsdz5 https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rail-strikes-labour-mps-and-arthur-scargill-join-picket-lines-follow-latest-r7kctsdz5 .. Permissions DescriptionIf you use this photo, please link to www.CGPGrey.com for attribution. Date | 4 October 2010, 08...more

  • #LondonCalling: Recessions do not cure inflation reliably. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Jun 22 2022

    Photo: Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond, Va. #LondonCalling:  Recessions do not cure inflation reliably. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/the-us-is-already-in-recession-e2-80-94if-the-atlanta-fed-is-right/ar-AAYycFW

  • #LondonCalling: A road to prosperity without Boris Johnson or Keir Starmer. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Jun 22 2022

    Photo:  The Yellow Brick Road at the Land of Oz. #LondonCalling:  A road to prosperity without Boris Johnson or Keir Starmer. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/06/21/pensions-get-1000-boost-triple-lock-returns/

  • #LondonCalling: What went wrong in the UK? @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Jun 22 2022

    Photo:  The Real Cause of the Present High-Price of Provisions (1795) #LondonCalling:  What went wrong in the UK? @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-very-preventable-economic-disaster-overtaking-britain-london-economy-inflation-wages-energy-prices-11655391528

  • #PRC: Bank runs. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. Anne Stevenson-Yang, @doumenzi, co-founder of J Capital Research in Beijing and author of China Alone: The Emergence from, and Potential Return to, Isolation

    Jun 22 2022

    Photo:  "The Run on the Montreal City and District Savings Bank. The Mayor Addressing the Crowd." Bank run panic in 1872. #PRC: Bank runs. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.  Anne Stevenson-Yang, @doumenzi, co-founder of J Capital Research in Beijing and author of China Alone: The Emergence from, and Potential Return to, Isolation.     https://www.asiamarkets.com/chinese-banks-run/ https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/15/china/china-zhengzhou-bank-fraud-health-code-protest-intl-hnk/index.ht...more

  • #Taiwan: #PRC: Trading threats. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. Rick Fisher, senior Fellow of the International Assessment and Strategy Center.

    Jun 22 2022

    Photo:  Preface by Arthur W. Hummel reads: An album on the aborigines in Taiwan (Formosa).  With interest in the island of Formosa growing, the arrival of a water-color album on the aboriginal people seems timely.  #Taiwan: #PRC: Trading threats. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. Rick Fisher, senior Fellow of the International Assessment and Strategy Center. https://www.newsweek.com/china-taiwan-relations-military-missiles-taipei-beijing-1715957

  • #StateThinking: More and more aggression by Xi.@MaryKissel, Former Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State. Executive VP, Stephens Inc.

    Jun 22 2022

    Photo:  View from above of provincial troops marching along city street in the Kiangsu Province or Yunnan Province in China #StateThinking: More and more aggression by Xi.@MaryKissel, Former Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State. Executive VP, Stephens Inc. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/taiwan-scrambles-29-jets-to-warn-away-chinese-planes-in-its-air-defence-zone-41776759.html

  • #StateThinking: Kyiv fights on to win. @MaryKissel, Former Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State. Executive VP, Stephens Inc.

    Jun 22 2022

    Photo:  View of Podil and old castle in Kiev, 1651. #StateThinking: Kyiv fights on to win. @MaryKissel, Former Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State. Executive VP, Stephens Inc. https://www.teletrader.com/kiev-to-fight-with-shovels-if-west-doesn-t-send-arms-kuleba/news/details/58084021?ts=1655847916873

  • #Ukraine: Distrust in every direction. Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey. @Carnegie_Europe. Editor in chief #StrategicEurope, blog of @Carnegie_Europe, Carnegie Endowment.

    Jun 22 2022

    Photo: #Ukraine: Distrust in every direction. Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey. @Carnegie_Europe. Editor in chief #StrategicEurope, blog of @Carnegie_Europe, Carnegie Endowment. https://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/87342

  • #EU: Kriegsmüdigkeit Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey. @Carnegie_Europe. Editor in chief #StrategicEurope, blog of @Carnegie_Europe, Carnegie Endowment.

    Jun 22 2022

    Photo: #EU:   Kriegsmüdigkeit    Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey. @Carnegie_Europe. Editor in chief #StrategicEurope, blog of @Carnegie_Europe, Carnegie Endowment. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kriegsmüdigkeit ttps://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/87257

  • #Markets: The US and an energy superpower. Liz Peek, TheHill Fox News, Fiscal Times

    Jun 22 2022

    Photo: #Markets: The US and an energy superpower. Liz Peek, TheHill  Fox News, Fiscal Times https://www.wsj.com/articles/india-tells-oil-companies-to-load-up-on-discounted-russian-crude-11655825650?mod=markets_lead_pos2

  • #Markets: Waiting for recession. Liz Peek, TheHill Fox News, Fiscal Times

    Jun 22 2022

    Photo: #Markets: Waiting for recession. Liz Peek, TheHill  Fox News, Fiscal Times https://www.wsj.com/articles/global-stocks-markets-dow-update-06-21-2022-11655797187?mod=hp_lead_pos1

  • #Ukraine: Chamberlain miunderstands the Wolves of 1937-1940. Professor H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 21 2022

    Photo:  Neville Chamberlain during the Second World War in France #Ukraine: Chamberlain miunderstands the Wolves of 1937-1940.  Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neville_Chamberlain

  • #Ukraine: Halifax of the Peace Party, Churchill of the Justice Party, 1937-1940; & What is to be done? Professor H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 21 2022

    Photo:  Charles Lindley Wood: Viscount Halifax bookplate #Ukraine:  Halifax of the Peace Party, Churchill of the Justice Party, 1937-1940 & What is to be done?  Professor H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Wood,_1st_Earl_of_Halifax In May 1940, during the Second World War, the British war cabinet was split on the question of whether to make terms with Nazi Germany or to continue hostilities. The main protagoni...more

  • 4/4: Uneven Justice: The Plot to Sink Galleon, by Raj Rajaratnam

    Jun 20 2022

    Photo:  Ptolemy's world map of Ceylon, first century CE, in a 1535 publication 4/4: Uneven Justice: The Plot to Sink Galleon, by Raj Rajaratnam  Hardcover – December 14, 2021 https://www.amazon.com/Uneven-Justice-Plot-Sink-Galleon/dp/1637582811/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Raj Rajaratnam, the respected founder of the iconic hedge fund Galleon Group, which managed $7 billion and employed 180 people in its heyday, chose to go to trial rather than concede to a false narr...more

  • 3/4: Uneven Justice: The Plot to Sink Galleon, by Raj Rajaratnam

    Jun 20 2022

    Photo:  Fort Hammenhiel (Ceylon) 3/4: Uneven Justice: The Plot to Sink Galleon, by Raj Rajaratnam  Hardcover – December 14, 2021 https://www.amazon.com/Uneven-Justice-Plot-Sink-Galleon/dp/1637582811/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Raj Rajaratnam, the respected founder of the iconic hedge fund Galleon Group, which managed $7 billion and employed 180 people in its heyday, chose to go to trial rather than concede to a false narrative concocted by ambitious prosecutors looki...more

  • 2/4: Uneven Justice: The Plot to Sink Galleon, by Raj Rajaratnam

    Jun 20 2022

    Photo: 2/4: Uneven Justice: The Plot to Sink Galleon, by Raj Rajaratnam  Hardcover – December 14, 2021 https://www.amazon.com/Uneven-Justice-Plot-Sink-Galleon/dp/1637582811/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Raj Rajaratnam, the respected founder of the iconic hedge fund Galleon Group, which managed $7 billion and employed 180 people in its heyday, chose to go to trial rather than concede to a false narrative concocted by ambitious prosecutors looking for a scapegoat for the...more

  • 1/4: Uneven Justice: The Plot to Sink Galleon, by Raj Rajaratnam

    Jun 20 2022

    Photo: Logo for Galleon Group Rajakumaran Rajaratnam is a Sri Lankan-American former hedge fund manager and founder of the Galleon Group, a New York-based hedge fund management firm. On October 16, 2009, he was arrested by the FBI for insider trading, which also caused the Galleon Group to fold. 1/4: Uneven Justice: The Plot to Sink Galleon, by Raj Rajaratnam  Hardcover – December 14, 2021 https://www.amazon.com/Uneven-Justice-Plot-Sink-Galleon/dp/1637582811/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UT...more

  • 4/4 A Round of Golf with My Father: The New Psychology of Exploring Your Past to Make Peace with Your Present, by William Damon

    Jun 20 2022

    Photo:  David Octavius Hill - St. Andrews, 19th century 4/4  A Round of Golf with My Father: The New Psychology of Exploring Your Past to Make Peace with Your Present,  by  William Damon  Hardcover – June 7, 2021 Viewing our past through the eyes of maturity can reveal insights that our younger selves could not see. Lessons that eluded us become apparent. Encounters that once felt like misfortunes now become understood as valued parts of who we are. We realize what we’ve learned and what we ...more

  • 3/4 A Round of Golf with My Father: The New Psychology of Exploring Your Past to Make Peace with Your Present, by William Damon

    Jun 20 2022

    Photo: President Taft at golf 3/4  A Round of Golf with My Father: The New Psychology of Exploring Your Past to Make Peace with Your Present,  by  William Damon  Hardcover – June 7, 2021 Viewing our past through the eyes of maturity can reveal insights that our younger selves could not see. Lessons that eluded us become apparent. Encounters that once felt like misfortunes now become understood as valued parts of who we are. We realize what we’ve learned and what we have to teach. And we’re en...more

  • 2/4 A Round of Golf with My Father: The New Psychology of Exploring Your Past to Make Peace with Your Present, ,by William Damon

    Jun 20 2022

    Photo:  Leo Reise Jr in 1951 2/4  A Round of Golf with My Father: The New Psychology of Exploring Your Past to Make Peace with Your Present,  by  William Damon  Hardcover – June 7, 2021 Viewing our past through the eyes of maturity can reveal insights that our younger selves could not see. Lessons that eluded us become apparent. Encounters that once felt like misfortunes now become understood as valued parts of who we are. We realize what we’ve learned and what we have to teach. And we’re en...more

  • 1/4 A Round of Golf with My Father: The New Psychology of Exploring Your Past to Make Peace with Your Present, ,by William Damon

    Jun 20 2022

    Photo:  Official U.S. Army portrait of Earl Woods. Earl Dennison Woods (March 5, 1932 – May 3, 2006) was the father of the American professional golfer Tiger Woods.  1/4  A Round of Golf with My Father: The New Psychology of Exploring Your Past to Make Peace with Your Present,  ,by  William Damon  Hardcover – June 7, 2021 Viewing our past through the eyes of maturity can reveal insights that our younger selves could not see. Lessons that eluded us become apparent. Encounters that once f...more

  • 4/4: His Greatest Speeches: How Lincoln Moved the Nation, by Diana Schaub

    Jun 20 2022

    Photo:  Abraham Lincoln [February 1861] Fragments of Speech to Kentuckians 4/4: His Greatest Speeches: How Lincoln Moved the Nation, by Diana Schaub  Hardcover – November 23, 2021 Abraham Lincoln, our greatest president, believed that our national character was defined by three key moments: the writing of the Constitution, our declaration of independence from England, and the beginning of slavery on the North American continent. His thoughts on these landmarks can be traced through three spee...more

  • 3/4: His Greatest Speeches: How Lincoln Moved the Nation, by Diana Schaub

    Jun 20 2022

    Photo:  Abraham Lincoln's law partners and students (1837) 3/4: His Greatest Speeches: How Lincoln Moved the Nation, by Diana Schaub  Hardcover – November 23, 2021 Abraham Lincoln, our greatest president, believed that our national character was defined by three key moments: the writing of the Constitution, our declaration of independence from England, and the beginning of slavery on the North American continent. His thoughts on these landmarks can be traced through three speeches: the Lyceu...more

  • 2/4: His Greatest Speeches: How Lincoln Moved the Nation, by Diana Schaub

    Jun 20 2022

    Photo:  Abraham Lincoln and the downfall of American slavery (1914) ( 2/4: His Greatest Speeches: How Lincoln Moved the Nation, by Diana Schaub  Hardcover – November 23, 2021 Abraham Lincoln, our greatest president, believed that our national character was defined by three key moments: the writing of the Constitution, our declaration of independence from England, and the beginning of slavery on the North American continent. His thoughts on these landmarks can be traced through three speeches...more

  • 1/4: His Greatest Speeches: How Lincoln Moved the Nation, by Diana Schaub

    Jun 20 2022

    Photo:  1864 photo of President Lincoln with his youngest son, Tad 1/4: His Greatest Speeches: How Lincoln Moved the Nation, by Diana Schaub  Hardcover – November 23, 2021 Abraham Lincoln, our greatest president, believed that our national character was defined by three key moments: the writing of the Constitution, our declaration of independence from England, and the beginning of slavery on the North American continent. His thoughts on these landmarks can be traced through three speeches: t...more

  • 4/4: America Second: How America's Elites Are Making China Stronger, by Isaac Stone Fish @isaacstonefish.

    Jun 20 2022

    Photo:  Guy Fawkes from "[Guy Fawkes; or the Gunpowder Treason, etc.]" 4/4: America Second: How America's Elites Are Making China Stronger,  by Isaac Stone Fish @isaacstonefish.    Hardcover – Deckle Edge, February 15, 2022   Isaac Stone Fish  @isaacstonefish.  Founder and CEO of Strategy Risks; Washington Post Global Opinions contributing columnist; visiting Fellow, Atlantic Council; columnist on China risk at Barron's, fluent in Mandarin Chinese language. https://www.amazon.com/America-Se...more

  • 3/4: America Second: How America's Elites Are Making China Stronger, by Isaac Stone Fish @isaacstonefish.

    Jun 20 2022

    Photo:  Tim Cook, Apple 3/4: America Second: How America's Elites Are Making China Stronger,  by Isaac Stone Fish @isaacstonefish.    Hardcover – Deckle Edge, February 15, 2022   Isaac Stone Fish  @isaacstonefish.  Founder and CEO of Strategy Risks; Washington Post Global Opinions contributing columnist; visiting Fellow, Atlantic Council; columnist on China risk at Barron's, fluent in Mandarin Chinese language. https://www.amazon.com/America-Second-Americas-Elites-Stronger/dp/0525657703...more

  • 2/4: America Second: How America's Elites Are Making China Stronger, by Isaac Stone Fish @isaacstonefish.

    Jun 20 2022

    Photo:  Bill Gates (right) with Paul Allen at Lakeside School in 1970 2/4: America Second: How America's Elites Are Making China Stronger,  by Isaac Stone Fish @isaacstonefish.    Hardcover – Deckle Edge, February 15, 2022   Isaac Stone Fish  @isaacstonefish.  Founder and CEO of Strategy Risks; Washington Post Global Opinions contributing columnist; visiting Fellow, Atlantic Council; columnist on China risk at Barron's, fluent in Mandarin Chinese language. https://www.amazon.com/America-S...more

  • 1/4: America Second: How America's Elites Are Making China Stronger, by Isaac Stone Fish @isaacstonefish.

    Jun 20 2022

    Photo:  Chinese Communist troops marched north (1945) 1/4: America Second: How America's Elites Are Making China Stronger,  by Isaac Stone Fish @isaacstonefish.    Hardcover – Deckle Edge, February 15, 2022   Isaac Stone Fish  @isaacstonefish.  Founder and CEO of Strategy Risks; Washington Post Global Opinions contributing columnist; visiting Fellow, Atlantic Council; columnist on China risk at Barron's, fluent in Mandarin Chinese language. https://www.amazon.com/America-Second-Americas-Eli...more

  • 2/2: ClassicKenCroswell: Remembering the Voyager Twins: The Voyager Twins chatting for eternity. Ken Croswell. The Lives of Stars.

    Jun 20 2022

    Photo:   Record sent to extraterrestrials. In the upper left-hand corner is an easily recognized drawing of the phonograph record and the stylus carried with it. The stylus is in the correct position to play the record from the beginning. Written around it in binary arithmetic is the correct time of one rotation of the record, 3.6 seconds, expressed in time units of 0,70 billionths of a second, the time period associated with a fundamental transition of the hydrogen atom. The drawing indicates ...more

  • 1/2: ClassicKenCroswell: Remembering the Voyager Twins: The Voyager Twins chatting for eternity. Ken Croswell. The Lives of Stars.

    Jun 20 2022

    Photo:  Voyager 2 Launch, Voyager Program, NASA/JPL 1/2: ClassicKenCroswell:  Remembering the Voyager Twins: The Voyager Twins chatting for eternity. Ken Croswell. The Lives of Stars.   Ken Croswell.  The Lives of Stars. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences:  https://www.pnas.org/content/118/17/e2106371118

  • 2/2: #ClassicRichardEpstein: Court-packing in the 21st Century; and what is to be done? @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

    Jun 20 2022

    Photo:  President Franklin D. Roosevelt. His dissatisfaction over Supreme Court decisions holding New Deal programs unconstitutional prompted him to seek methods to change the way the court functioned. 2/2: #ClassicRichardEpstein: Court-packing in the 21st Century; and what is to be done?  @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst https://www.hoover.org/research/supreme-court-commission-comes-through Richard A Epstein, @RichardAEpstein Tisch Professor of Law NYU Bedford Senior Fellow; Hoover Institution...more

  • 1/2: #ClassicRichardEpstein: Court-packing in the 21st Century; and what is to be done? @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

    Jun 20 2022

    Photo:  The Hughes Court, 1932–1937.  Front row: Justices Brandeis and Van Devanter, Chief Justice Hughes, and Justices McReynolds and Sutherland. Back row: Justices Roberts, Butler, Stone, and Cardozo. 1/2: #ClassicRichardEpstein: Court-packing in the 21st Century; and what is to be done?  @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst https://www.hoover.org/research/supreme-court-commission-comes-through Richard A Epstein, @RichardAEpstein Tisch Professor of Law NYU Bedford Senior Fellow; Hoover Institutio...more

  • #PacificWatch:Snowing at Tahoe, drought everywhere else: lawn-keeping in peril. Jeff Bliss.

    Jun 20 2022

    Photo:  Lake Tahoe #PacificWatch:Snowing at Tahoe, drought everywhere else: lawn-keeping in peril. Jeff Bliss. https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/06/18/snow-flurries-hit-lake-tahoe-in-june-the-third-time-this-month/

  • 1/26: #SpygateContinued: The many investigations of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Svetlana Lokhova, author of "Spygate Exposed."

    Jun 19 2022

    Photo:  The spy 1/26: #SpygateContinued: The many investigations of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Svetlana Lokhova, author of Spygate Exposed. https://www.ft.com/content/2e667c3f-954d-49fa-8024-2c869789e32f

  • 4/4: The last of Amundsen. N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia, by Mark Piesing @PorterSqBooks. Hardcover – August 31, 202

    Jun 19 2022

    photo:  Italia at Stolp, Pomerania, in April 1928, before embarking on the polar flights 4/4: The last of Amundsen.  4/4: N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia,  by Mark Piesing  @PorterSqBooks.  Hardcover – August 31, 202 4/4: N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia,  by Mark Piesing  @PorterSqBooks.  Hardcover – August 31, 2021    https://www.amazon.com/N-4-Down-Arctic-Airship-Italia/dp/0062851527              Triumphantly returning from the North Pole on May 24, 1...more

  • 3/4: The last of Amundsen. : N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia, by Mark Piesing @PorterSqBooks. Hardcover – August 31, 202

    Jun 19 2022

    Photo:  The airship Norge in flight after leaving its hangar in 1926. 3/4: The last of Amundsen.  3/4: N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia,  by Mark Piesing  @PorterSqBooks.  Hardcover – August 31, 202 2/4: N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia,  by Mark Piesing  @PorterSqBooks.  Hardcover – August 31, 2021    https://www.amazon.com/N-4-Down-Arctic-Airship-Italia/dp/0062851527              Triumphantly returning from the North Pole on May 24, 1928, the world-fam...more

  • 2/4: The last of Amundsen. N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia, by Mark Piesing @PorterSqBooks. Hardcover – August 31, 202

    Jun 19 2022

    Photo: Airship italia just above ground, North Pole   2/4: The last of Amundsen.  N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia,  by Mark Piesing  @PorterSqBooks.  Hardcover – August 31, 202 2/4: N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia,  by Mark Piesing  @PorterSqBooks.  Hardcover – August 31, 2021    https://www.amazon.com/N-4-Down-Arctic-Airship-Italia/dp/0062851527              Triumphantly returning from the North Pole on May 24, 1928, the world-famous exploring airship...more

  • 1/4: The last of Amundsen. N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia, by Mark Piesing @PorterSqBooks. Hardcover – August 31, 202

    Jun 19 2022

    Photo:   The Arctic Airship Italia 1/4: The last of Amundsen. N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia,  by Mark Piesing  @PorterSqBooks.  Hardcover – August 31, 202 N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia,  by Mark Piesing  @PorterSqBooks.  Hardcover – August 31, 2021    https://www.amazon.com/N-4-Down-Arctic-Airship-Italia/dp/0062851527              Triumphantly returning from the North Pole on May 24, 1928, the world-famous exploring airship Italia—code-named N-4—was...more

  • OzWatch: No easy explanation as to how England comes from far behind to defeat New Zealand by five wickets. Jeremy Zakis, NSW

    Jun 19 2022

    Photo:  Jack Francis, the promising Hawthorn-East Melbourne colt. OzWatch: No easy explanation as to how England comes from far behind to defeat New Zealand by five wickets.  Jeremy Zakis, NSW https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2022/jun/14/england-v-new-zealand-second-test-day-five-live

  • OzWatch: Turning down the lights in a land of energy abundance. Jeremy Zakis, NSW.

    Jun 19 2022

    Photo:  Electricity, Australia OzWatch: Turning down the lights in a land of energy abundance. Jeremy Zakis, NSW. https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/australian-power-crunch-eases-coal-fired-plants-crank-up-2022-06-17/

  • #Ukraine: NATO POV: Peter and Stalin strengthened Russia; Putin does not. Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 19 2022

    Photo: Peter the Great's legacy:  Russian ambassador in The Hague @Batchelorshow #Ukraine:  NATO POV: Peter and Stalin strengthened Russia; Putin does not. Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/putin-compares-self-to-peter-the-great-foreign-fighters-face-death/ar-AAYht3k

  • #Ukraine: Kyiv POV of Putin as Peter the Great. Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 19 2022

    Photo: Peter the Great @Batchelorshow #Ukraine:  Kyiv POV of Putin as Peter the Great.  Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/putin-compares-self-to-peter-the-great-foreign-fighters-face-death/ar-AAYht3k

  • #Ukraine: Putin advances the legend of Peter the Great. Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 19 2022

    Photo: Unveiling monument to Peter the Great, St. Petersburg @Batchelorshow #Ukraine:  Putin advances the legend of Peter the Great.  Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/putin-compares-self-to-peter-the-great-foreign-fighters-face-death/ar-AAYht3k

  • #Londinium90AD: Is the PRC listening to the US sounding war drums? Michael Vlahos. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 19 2022

    Photo:   (Drum Corps) 30th Pa. Infantry. American Civil War 1861-1865. @Batchelorshow #Londinium90AD: Is the PRC listening to the US sounding war drums?  Michael Vlahos. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://sofrep.com/news/shangri-la-showdown-austin-says-china-undermines-security-in-indo-pacific-beijing-fires-back/

  • #Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus observe the EU offer a wardship to Ukraine. Michael Vlahos #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 19 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus observe the EU offer a wardship to Ukraine. Michael Vlahos  #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/16/europe/macron-scholz-draghi-visit-kyiv-ukraine-intl/index.html

  • 8/8 The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, by Adrian Wooldridge

    Jun 19 2022

    Photo: Another reward of merit 8/8  The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, by Adrian Wooldridge  Hardcover – June 3, 2021   https://www.amazon.com/Aristocracy-Talent-Meritocracy-Modern-World-ebook/dp/B09967TC1W/ref=sr_1_1?crid=BYK08FKZ1Q7Y&keywords=The+Aristocracy+of+Talent%3A+How+Meritocracy+Made+the+Modern+World%2C+by+Adrian+Wooldridge&qid=1655594403&s=digital-text&sprefix=the+aristocracy+of+talent+how+meritocracy+made+the+modern+world%2C+by+adria...more

  • 7/8 The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, by Adrian Wooldridge

    Jun 19 2022

    Photo:  Reward of Merit, Washington,  Massachusetts 7/8  The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, by Adrian Wooldridge  Hardcover – June 3, 2021   https://www.amazon.com/Aristocracy-Talent-Meritocracy-Modern-World-ebook/dp/B09967TC1W/ref=sr_1_1?crid=BYK08FKZ1Q7Y&keywords=The+Aristocracy+of+Talent%3A+How+Meritocracy+Made+the+Modern+World%2C+by+Adrian+Wooldridge&qid=1655594403&s=digital-text&sprefix=the+aristocracy+of+talent+how+meritocracy+made+the+mo...more

  • 6/8 The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, by Adrian Wooldridge

    Jun 19 2022

    Photo:  Personification of merit. Personificatie van verdienste (Meritum) als man met baard met een scepter en een boek. 6/8  The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, by Adrian Wooldridge  Hardcover – June 3, 2021   https://www.amazon.com/Aristocracy-Talent-Meritocracy-Modern-World-ebook/dp/B09967TC1W/ref=sr_1_1?crid=BYK08FKZ1Q7Y&keywords=The+Aristocracy+of+Talent%3A+How+Meritocracy+Made+the+Modern+World%2C+by+Adrian+Wooldridge&qid=1655594403&s=digital-...more

  • 5/8 The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, by Adrian Wooldridge

    Jun 19 2022

    Photo:  Reward of Merit 5/8  The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, by Adrian Wooldridge  Hardcover – June 3, 2021   https://www.amazon.com/Aristocracy-Talent-Meritocracy-Modern-World-ebook/dp/B09967TC1W/ref=sr_1_1?crid=BYK08FKZ1Q7Y&keywords=The+Aristocracy+of+Talent%3A+How+Meritocracy+Made+the+Modern+World%2C+by+Adrian+Wooldridge&qid=1655594403&s=digital-text&sprefix=the+aristocracy+of+talent+how+meritocracy+made+the+modern+world%2C+by+adrian+wool...more

  • 4/8 The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, by Adrian Wooldridge

    Jun 19 2022

    Photo:  Awards, portrait 4/8  The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, by Adrian Wooldridge  Hardcover – June 3, 2021   https://www.amazon.com/Aristocracy-Talent-Meritocracy-Modern-World-ebook/dp/B09967TC1W/ref=sr_1_1?crid=BYK08FKZ1Q7Y&keywords=The+Aristocracy+of+Talent%3A+How+Meritocracy+Made+the+Modern+World%2C+by+Adrian+Wooldridge&qid=1655594403&s=digital-text&sprefix=the+aristocracy+of+talent+how+meritocracy+made+the+modern+world%2C+by+adrian+woo...more

  • 3/8 The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, by Adrian Wooldridge

    Jun 19 2022

    Photo:  Reward of Merit, Washington, Massachusetts 3/8  The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, by Adrian Wooldridge  Hardcover – June 3, 2021   https://www.amazon.com/Aristocracy-Talent-Meritocracy-Modern-World-ebook/dp/B09967TC1W/ref=sr_1_1?crid=BYK08FKZ1Q7Y&keywords=The+Aristocracy+of+Talent%3A+How+Meritocracy+Made+the+Modern+World%2C+by+Adrian+Wooldridge&qid=1655594403&s=digital-text&sprefix=the+aristocracy+of+talent+how+meritocracy+made+the+mod...more

  • 2/8 The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, by Adrian Wooldridge

    Jun 19 2022

    Photo: Confucius, who by and large recommended meritocracy 2/8  The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, by Adrian Wooldridge  Hardcover – June 3, 2021   https://www.amazon.com/Aristocracy-Talent-Meritocracy-Modern-World-ebook/dp/B09967TC1W/ref=sr_1_1?crid=BYK08FKZ1Q7Y&keywords=The+Aristocracy+of+Talent%3A+How+Meritocracy+Made+the+Modern+World%2C+by+Adrian+Wooldridge&qid=1655594403&s=digital-text&sprefix=the+aristocracy+of+talent+how+meritocracy+made+...more

  • 1/8 The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, by Adrian Wooldridge

    Jun 19 2022

    Photo:  Reward of merit - Print, Library of Congress collection 1/8 The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, by  Adrian Wooldridge  Hardcover – June 3, 2021   https://www.amazon.com/Aristocracy-Talent-Meritocracy-Modern-World-ebook/dp/B09967TC1W/ref=sr_1_1?crid=BYK08FKZ1Q7Y&keywords=The+Aristocracy+of+Talent%3A+How+Meritocracy+Made+the+Modern+World%2C+by+Adrian+Wooldridge&qid=1655594403&s=digital-text&sprefix=the+aristocracy+of+talent+how+meritocracy...more

  • #Mars: Ingenuity flies again. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    Jun 18 2022

    Photo:  This artist's concept shows the Ingenuity helicopter on the Martian surface. NASA/JPL #Mars: Ingenuity flies again.   Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/ootw-space-perseverance-rover-picks-up-pet-rock-on-its-way-to-martian-delta

  • #SpaceX: History of Mexico; & What is to be done? Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    Jun 18 2022

    Photo:  Vertical launch area of the SpaceX Texas facility, from the FAA draft EIS, April 2013. #SpaceX: History of Mexico; & What is to be done? Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com https://finance.yahoo.com/video/spacex-clears-major-faa-hurdle-093000011.html

  • #Australia: Energy uncertain through the winter. Scott Mayman, CBSNews

    Jun 18 2022

    Photo:  Australia in winter  — Kiandra Snow Shoe Carnival, 1900. #Australia: Energy uncertain through the winter. Scott Mayman, CBSNews https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/how-worlds-top-coal-lng-exporter-ran-into-power-crisis-2022-06-16/

  • #Markets: Powell panics. Brett Arends, Barron’s. @BrettArends @MKTWArends @Marketwatch ROI

    Jun 18 2022

    Photo:  Fed Board of Governors meeting, January 1, 1922. #Markets: Powell panics. Brett Arends, Barron’s. @BrettArends    @MKTWArends  @Marketwatch ROI https://www.wsj.com/articles/interest-rates-are-well-below-what-academic-formulas-suggest-fed-report-says-11655483175

  • #Watergate: The legends of Deep Throat. Max Holland, author of, Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat,

    Jun 18 2022

    Photo:  Aerial view of the Watergate Hotel, Washington, D.C. #Watergate: The legends of Deep Throat.   Max Holland, author of Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat, https://unherd.com/2022/06/what-the-media-gets-wrong-about-watergate/ http://www.maxholland.info/ www.washingtondecoded.com/

  • #Watergate: The legend of Howard Baker's question, "What did the president know and when did he know it?" Max Holland, author of, Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat

    Jun 18 2022

    Photo:  House Banking Committee hearing on Watergate Incident #Watergate: The legend of Howard Baker's question, "What did the president know and when did he know it?"        Max Holland, author of Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat https://unherd.com/2022/06/what-the-media-gets-wrong-about-watergate/ http://www.maxholland.info/ www.washingtondecoded.com/

  • #Buckeye: The energy-rich Northeastern counties. SalenaZito.com:

    Jun 18 2022

    Photo:  CLEVELAND - The partial collapse of an old abandoned mine in Wadsworth has a team of Ohio Department of Natural Resources experts trying to shore up the problem. Here:  driling underground, long ago. ODNR didn't know the Wadsworth mine existed until two condo buildings and one house started showing structural problems. #Buckeye: The energy-rich Northeastern counties. SalenaZito.com:  https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/centrist-democrats-last-stand-will-be-fou...more

  • #Keystone: Last of the Howard Johnsons. SalenZito.com

    Jun 18 2022

    Photo:  Howard Johnson's Restaurant, U.S. Alternate Route 1 (on the by-pass), Fredericksburg, Va. #Keystone: Last of the Howard Johnsons. SalenZito.com washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/vestiges-of-americana-fading-before-our-eyes 

  • 2/2: #SpaceX: Starbase, Texas and the Mars Gateway moving to Florida. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, Contributing Editor, & author, Spaceport Earth. @PappalardoJoe National Geographic.

    Jun 18 2022

    Photo:  in Florida, 45th SW supports successful first launch of United States Space Force 2/2: #SpaceX: Starbase, Texas and the Mars Gateway moving to Florida. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, Contributing Editor, & author, Spaceport Earth.   @PappalardoJoe National Geographic.   https://nationalgeographic.com/science/article/spacex-starship-gets-closer-to-launchbut-the-future-of-its-texas-starbase-is-in-doubt

  • 1/2: #SpaceX: Starbase, Texas and the Mars Gateway moving to Florida. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, Contributing Editor, & author, Spaceport Earth. @PappalardoJoe National Geographic.

    Jun 18 2022

    Photo:  Aerial view of Florida Space Launch Complex 39-A. A space shuttle orbiter and its booster rockets are in place on the pad. 1/2: #SpaceX: Starbase, Texas and the Mars Gateway moving to Florida. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, Contributing Editor, & author, Spaceport Earth.   @PappalardoJoe National Geographic.   https://nationalgeographic.com/science/article/spacex-starship-gets-closer-to-launchbut-the-future-of-its-texas-starbase-is-in-doubt

  • #Italy: Po River in peril. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation

    Jun 18 2022

    Photo:  Flood of the Polesine. Two flood victims on a makeshift boat. #Italy: Po River in peril. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/world/italy-s-po-valley-rations-water-amid-record-drought/ar-AAYxXi2

  • #PacificWatch: Colorado River in peril @JCBliss Los Angeles Times

    Jun 18 2022

    Photo:  Looking north up Marble Canyon at the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers, Grand Canyon National Park.  #PacificWatch: Colorado River in peril   @JCBliss Los Angeles Times https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2022-06-14/big-water-cutbacks-ordered-amid-colorado-river-shortage?utm_id=58356&sfmc_id=1107451

  • #SmallBusinessAmerica Dog-friendly business prospers. @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

    Jun 18 2022

    Photo:  Yorkshire Terriers - Mrs. Foster's "Huddersfield Ben" and Lady Giffard's "Katie" c. 1870. #SmallBusinessAmerica  Dog-friendly business prospers.  @GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer The Future of Work: Dog-Friendly Companies https://www.rover.com/blog/future-of-work/

  • #SmallBusinessAmerica: Slow-down. @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

    Jun 18 2022

    Photo: #SmallBusinessAmerica: Slow-down. @GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer PPI increased 0.8% in May; Core PPI increased 0.5% http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm

  • #Markets: Half-melt-up. Jim McTague, former Washington Editor, Barron's.

    Jun 18 2022

    Photo: #Markets: Half-melt-up. Jim McTague, former Washington Editor, Barron's. https://www.wsj.com/articles/global-stocks-markets-dow-update-06-16-2022-11655451461?mod=hp_lead_pos1

  • #SaudiArabia: What is the LIV League; & What is to be done? Dan Henninger, WSJOpinion

    Jun 18 2022

    Photo: #SaudiArabia: What is the LIV League; & What is to be done? Dan Henninger, WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/liv-us-open-phil-mickelson-saudi-arabia-golf-dustin-johnson-defect-qualify-11655325805

  • #PRC: Investors exit. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. Charles Ortel of the On the Money with Charles Ortel podcast on this:

    Jun 17 2022

    Photo:  Chinese fortune-teller CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #PRC: Investors exit. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill..  Charles Ortel of the On the Money with Charles Ortel podcast on this: https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinese-bond-market-records-fourth-month-of-foreign-outflows-11655297653?mod=livecoverage_amp  

  • #PRC: The final battle. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. James Holmes, first holder of the Wylie Chair of Maritime Strategy at the Naval War College and blogger at The Naval Diplomat (https://navaldiplomat.com/),

    Jun 17 2022

    Photo:   Some Principles of Maritime Strategy, by Julian Stafford Corbett CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow  #PRC: The final battle. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill  James Holmes, first holder of the Wylie Chair of Maritime Strategy at the Naval War College and blogger at The Naval Diplomat (https://navaldiplomat.com/), on this: https://www.19fortyfive.com/2022/06/look-to-world-war-i-for-lessons-about-todays-navy/

  • #PRC: Nuclear arms in Asia. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. Kamran Bokhari, director of Analytical Development at the Newlines Institute for Strategy & Policy

    Jun 17 2022

    Photo:   Asia CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #PRC: Nuclear arms in Asia. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill  Kamran Bokhari, director of Analytical Development at the Newlines Institute for Strategy & Policy, on this: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/china-boosting-nuclear-arsenal-pakistan-leads-india-in-warheads-sipri/articleshow/92190505.cms

  • #Taiwan: The high-end under threat. Alan Tonelson, independent economic policy analyst who blogs at RealityChek and tweets at @AlanTonelson,. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    Jun 17 2022

    Photo:   Advertisement of bus transport in eastern Taiwan on Taiwan Kōron [from during the Japanese occupation] CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #Taiwan: The high-end under threat. Alan Tonelson, independent economic policy analyst who blogs at RealityChek and tweets at @AlanTonelson,. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/china-attack-taiwan-would-hit-global-trade-more-than-ukraine-war-says-ta...more

  • #Israel: Pending POTUS visit. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    Jun 17 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #Israel: Pending POTUS visit. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/biden-visit-israel-pariah-saudi-arabia-month-85379820

  • #Lebanon; Rejecting natural gas. Abdul Abdul-Husain, FDD Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    Jun 17 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow  #Lebanon; Rejecting natural gas. Abdul Abdul-Husain, FDD Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-vows-to-defend-offshore-gas-rig-amid-escalating-tensions-with-lebanon/ https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2022-06-12/ty-article/gas-rig-israel-territory-not-disputed-lebanon-zone-karish-energean/00000181-5354-ddbc-a993-7b7736a30000 https...more

  • #Iran: Cameras destroyed. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 David Albright avid Albright, a physicist, is founder and President of the non-profit Institute for Science and International Security in Washington, D.C.

    Jun 17 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #Iran: Cameras destroyed. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1  David Albright avid Albright, a physicist, is founder and President of the non-profit Institute for Science and International Security in Washington, D.C. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-08/iran-censured-by-iaea-for-failing-to-cooperate-with-monitors?sref=5g4GmFHo

  • #Iraq: What is the "anti-normalization law?" Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 Joseph Braude is the founder and President of the Center for Peace Communications.

    Jun 17 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #Iraq: What is the "anti-normalization law?" Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1  Joseph Braude is the founder and President of the Center for Peace Communications.  https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-new-threat-in-iraq-to-peace-in-the-middle-east-israel-diplomatic-progress-anti-normalization-law-11654458890?st=gmlpgn2u61kltto&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink https:/...more

  • 2/2: #NewWorldReport: Lessons learned Summit of the America. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Jun 17 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 2/2: #NewWorldReport: Lessons learned Summit of the America.  Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2022/06/biden-summit-of-the-americas-latin-america/661257/

  • 1/2: #NewWorldReport: Lessons learned Summit of the America. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Jun 17 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 1/2: #NewWorldReport: Lessons learned Summit of the America.  Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2022/06/biden-summit-of-the-americas-latin-america/661257/

  • #UN: Friend of the Dictators, departed. Mary Anastasia O'Grady. WSJOpinion

    Jun 17 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #UN: Friend of the Dictators, departed. Mary Anastasia O'Grady. WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/united-nations-un-dictator-michelle-bachelet-cuba-china-xinjiang-uyghur-human-rights-genocide-havana-san-isidro-luis-alcantara-maykel-osorbo-castillo-11655056624

  • #Markets: Powell is an uncertain Virgil. Veronique deRugy, Mercatus

    Jun 17 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #Markets: Powell is an uncertain Virgil. Veronique deRugy, Mercatus https://www.wsj.com/articles/slouching-toward-inflation-reality-federal-reserve-rate-increase-jerome-powell-11655331203

  • #ScalaReport: #Ohio: Where the energy jobs are. Chris Riegel CEO Scala.com #Strataache.

    Jun 17 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #ScalaReport: #Ohio: Where the energy jobs are. Chris Riegel CEO Scala.com #Strataache. https://ohiodnr.gov/static/documents/geology/MiscMap_OhioOilGasFields_2004.pd

  • #NYC: Impatience. Harry Siegel, NY Daily News

    Jun 17 2022

    CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NYC: Impatience. Harry Siegel, NY Daily News https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-minding-the-gap-in-fear-city-20220611-

  • 2/2 #Ukraine: Draghi, Scholz, Macron in Kyiv & what is to be done? Anatol Lieven. Quincy

    Jun 17 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 2/2 #Ukraine: Draghi, Scholz, Macro inn Kyiv & what is to be done? Anatol Lieven. Quincy https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/06/16/eu-leaders-pledge-world-ukraine-cameras-roll/

  • 1/2 #Ukraine: Draghi, Scholz, Macron in Kyiv & what is to be done? Anatol Lieven. Quincy

    Jun 17 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 1/2 #Ukraine: Draghi, Scholz, Macron in Kyiv & what is to be done? Anatol Lieven. Quincy https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/06/16/eu-leaders-pledge-world-ukraine-cameras-roll/

  • #Mars: Most strange cliffs. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    Jun 16 2022

    Photo: #Mars: Most strange cliffs. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/perseverance-gets-close-to-its-first-cliff/

  • #SpaceX: Starbase and the FAA. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    Jun 16 2022

    Photo: #SpaceX: Starbase and the FAA. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com  https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/faa-finally-releases-its-environmental-reassessment-of-spacexs-boca-chica-facility/

  • #VA: Co-operability does not function for the DoD or the VHA. Francis Rose, @FrancisRoseDC @FedScoop, host, Government Matters (Washington, D.C.); NationalDefenseWeek.com and francisrose.com; The Daily Scoop, The Fed Scoop podcast

    Jun 15 2022

    Photo: #VA: Co-operability does not function for the DoD or the VHA. Francis Rose, @FrancisRoseDC   @FedScoop,  host, Government Matters (Washington, D.C.); NationalDefenseWeek.com and francisrose.com; The Daily Scoop, The Fed Scoop  podcast https://www.fedscoop.com/radio/evolution-of-the-dib-impact-of-unfilled-roles-at-agencies-va-ehr-rollout-issues-at-mann-grandstaff/

  • #UN: Bachelet departs after the Uyghur fail. Orde Kittrie, @ordefk @FDD

    Jun 15 2022

    Photo: #UN: Bachelet departs after the Uyghur fail. Orde Kittrie, @ordefk  @FDD https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/un-rights-chief-michelle-bachelet-wont-seek-second-term-after-china-trip-backlash/ar-AAYq3g2 Orde F Kittrie  @ordefk  @FDD, senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, law professor at Arizona State University, and author of Lawfare: Law as a Weapon of War

  • #Russia: Romancing the Indo-Pacific. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.

    Jun 15 2022

    Photo: #Russia: Romancing the Indo-Pacific. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.    https://www.yahoo.com/news/china-india-now-account-50-055309640.html

  • #Ukraine: Moscow's war aims. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.

    Jun 15 2022

    Photo: #Ukraine: Moscow's war aims. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.   https://news.yahoo.com/russians-may-replenish-forces-capture-070010044.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall

  • #Australia: #NewZealand: Pushing back at Xi. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.

    Jun 15 2022

    Photo: #Australia: #NewZealand: Pushing back at Xi. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.   https://news.yahoo.com/australia-zealand-unite-chinas-pacific-044358691.html

  • #UK: In praise of constitutional monarchy. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.

    Jun 15 2022

    Photo: #UK: In praise of constitutional monarchy. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.   https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/01/uk/queen-elizabeth-platinum-jubilee-celebrations-guide-intl-scli-gbr/index.html

  • #HotelMars: The revelations of 162173 Ryugu. Harold Connolly, Sample Scientist, OSIRIS-REx. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com

    Jun 15 2022

    Photo: #HotelMars: The revelations of 162173 Ryugu. Harold Connolly, Sample Scientist, OSIRIS-REx. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/162173_Ryugu https://www.livescience.com/20-amino-acid-types-found-on-ryugu Harold C. Connolly Jr, is first Mission Sample Scientist (MSS) on a sample return mission from space. MSS and a Co-Investigator (Co-I) on NASA’s New Frontiers 3 asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx. 

  • #Ukraine: Russia's economy suffers degradation "for decades." Michael Bernstam, Hoover Institution.

    Jun 15 2022

    Photo: #Ukraine:  Russia's economy suffers degradation "for decades." Michael Bernstam, Hoover Institution. https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/06/10/russian-central-bank-cuts-key-rate-as-inflation-eases-a77970

  • #Ukraine: #NATO on Gotland. Colonel Jeff McCausland , USA (retired) @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol

    Jun 15 2022

    Photo: #Ukraine:  #NATO on Gotland. Colonel Jeff McCausland , USA (retired) @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2022/06/13/us_and_sweden_conduct_military_drills_on_baltic_sea_island_837012.html?mc_cid=4504acb17d

  • #Ukraine: #Russia uses mass. Colonel Jeff McCausland , USA (retired) @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol

    Jun 15 2022

    Photo: #Ukraine:  #Russia uses mass. Colonel Jeff McCausland , USA (retired) @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/06/15/russian-missile-strike-destroys-nato-supplied-howitzers-ukraine/

  • #India: Intolerance at the BJP. Sadanand Dhume, resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute. @dhume @AEI @WSJOpinion

    Jun 15 2022

    Photo: #India: Intolerance at the BJP. Sadanand Dhume, resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute.  @dhume   @AEI @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/hindu-nationalism-threatens-india-nation-muhammad-muslim-gulf-states-sharma-jindal-11654810622?mkt_tok=NDc1LVBCUS05NzEAAAGE_B9QsIgqxwsJNy2JkpINYQeG1mtDZe_Cj30k0-L0YM7SzFupkOU-MpQDIbKoJwcjRX3LSYD7YhNYy4ZJa7imZFpPRYYG4lT7aFnYpVSgmhHU

  • #Commodities: One hundred English pounds for a tank of gas. Simon Constable, Barron's. Edinburgh, Scotland

    Jun 15 2022

    Photo: #Commodities: One hundred English pounds for a tank of gas. Simon Constable, Barron's. Edinburgh, Scotland https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/06/15/russia-sanctions-force-world-tap-dwindling-oil-supplies/ Simon Constable  Forbes Edinburgh; 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 Beat the Market.  

  • #Ukraine: Allies disagree on the war end. George Friedman. @George_Friedman @GPFutures, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures

    Jun 15 2022

    Photo: #Ukraine: Allies disagree on the war end. George Friedman.  @George_Friedman @GPFutures, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/06/15/volodymyr-zelensky-says-want-ukraine-eu/

  • #Ukraine: LBJ's Guns and Butter delivered decades of inflation and post-Vietnam disorder, 1964. George Friedman. @George_Friedman @GPFutures, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures

    Jun 15 2022

    Photo: #Ukraine: LBJ's Guns and Butter delivered decades of inflation and post-Vietnam disorder, 1964.  George Friedman.  @George_Friedman @GPFutures, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures https://geopoliticalfutures.com/economies-and-war/?tpa=N2Q5ODdlMDY0MjYxMDc4ZWUyY2Y2MDE2NTU5OTg1NTJlNWFmOGM&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=https://geopoliticalfutures.com/economies-and-war/?tpa=N2Q5ODdlMDY0MjYxMDc4ZWUyY2Y2MDE2NTU5OTg1NTJlNWFmOGM&utm_content&utm_c...more

  • #PRC: Prepping for Indo-Pacific air combat. Tyler Rogoway. The War Zone.

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:  The Royal Navy during the Second World War The first Fairey Firefly of 1770 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm with rockets attached, taking off from the flight deck of HMS INDEFATIGABLE during the carrier-borne air strike on the Japanese oil refinery at Pangkalan Brandan, Sumatra. #PRC: Prepping for Indo-Pacific air combat. Tyler Rogoway. The War Zone. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/mysterious-exercise-off-baja-brought-nellis-afb-uss-nimitz-aircraft-together Tyler Rogoway, The WarZon...more

  • #Guam: Hardening the Marianas against the PRC assault. Tyler Rogoway The War Zone.

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:  Map of the Mariana Islands by Alonso Lopez,  #Guam: Hardening the Marianas against the PRC assault. Tyler Rogoway The War Zone. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/four-b-1b-bone-bombers-have-arrived-at-andersen-afb-in-guam Tyler Rogoway, The WarZone at The Drive.  @Aviation_Intel

  • #StateThinking: The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework is not sufficient. @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State. Executive VP, Stephens Inc.

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:  Nautical from, Private Journal of a voyage to the Pacific Ocean, and residence at the Sandwich Islands, in the years 1822, 1823, 1824, and 1825 #StateThinking: The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework is not sufficient. @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State. Executive VP, Stephens Inc. https://thediplomat.com/2022/06/vietnam-eyes-pragmatic-gains-from-the-indo-pacific-economic-framework/

  • #StateThinking: Famine; & What is to be done? @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State. Executive VP, Stephens Inc.

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:  India —  Victims of genocide, famine #StateThinking: Famine; & What is to be done?  @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State. Executive VP, Stephens Inc. https://sports.yahoo.com/widen-gaze-ukraine-avert-famine-120034295.html

  • #Venus: Six probes in the next ten years. David Grinspoon, astrobiologist, Planetary Institute. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:   Bouvier's familiar astronomy 1857, page 40  #Venus: Six probes in the next ten years. David Grinspoon, astrobiologist, Planetary Institute. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_missions_to_Venus David Grinspoon, astrobiologist; Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute; was the former inaugural Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology.  @DrFunkySpoon

  • #Mars: The rovers on Mars; & What is to be done? David Grinspoon, astrobiologist, Planetary Institute. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:  SECOND GENERATION MARS ROVER WITH FIRST GENERATION MARS ROVER #Mars: The rovers on Mars; & What is to be done? David Grinspoon, astrobiologist, Planetary Institute. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com  https://mars.nasa.gov/mer/ David Grinspoon, astrobiologist; Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute; was the former inaugural Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology.  @DrFunkySpoon

  • #UnitedWePledge.org: Tom Jones runs to build American Village West for completion July 4, 2026. Tom Jones, patriot and endurance athlete. Dennis Leavitt, president, UnitedWePledge.org

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:  Mt Vernon. 1923 #UnitedWePledge.org: Tom Jones runs to build American Village West for completion July 4, 2026.  Tom Jones, patriot and endurance athlete. Dennis Leavitt, president, UnitedWePledge.org. https://unitedwepledge.org

  • #Ukraine: #Washington can make #Moscow pay a price beyond #Donbas for an exit. Andrew Peek, Atlantic Council.

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:  From a former time, US-Khatyn festival site, Yakutsk, Russia              Yakutsk, in eastern Siberia, with average winter high temperatures consistently well below −0 °C (32 °F) and a record low of −64.4 °C (−83.9 °F), is the coldest city in the world.  The Yakuts, also known as the Sakha people, migrated to the area during the 13th and 14th centuries from other parts of Siberia. When they arrived they mixed with other indigenous Siberians in the area. #Ukraine: #Washington can make #...more

  • #LondonCalling: The royal family cannot fire Prince Andrew. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:   Prince Andrew, Duke of York, KG, GCVO, CD is the third child and second son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; he is ninth in the line of succession to the British throne. Here:  British royalty visits Ames; Prince Andrew, Duke of York on tour #LondonCalling: The royal family cannot fire Prince Andrew.  @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/8d499964-eb4c-11ec-8821-d2e916a7eab3?shareToken=d8b17c1105c1a4da2a868027054dea13

  • #LondonCalling: Not blaming Powell for not hearing the inflation story. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:   A basis point (often abbreviated as bp, often pronounced as "bip" or "beep") is one hundredth of 1 percentage point. A related term permyriad means one hundredth of 1 percent. Changes of interest rates are often stated in basis points. If an interest rate of 10% increased by 1 bp, it changed to 10.01%. #LondonCalling:  Not blaming Powell for not hearing the inflation story. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/bad-inflation-reports-raise-odds-of-surprise-0-75-...more

  • #LondonCalling: Liz Truss entangled with Northern Ireland and Rwanda. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo: In Rwanda, lake and volcano in the Virunga Mountains #LondonCalling: Liz Truss entangled with Northern Ireland and Rwanda.  @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion ttps://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0d25cd36-ebbd-11ec-b47a-cf598c451bbb?shareToken=c15c43f5bad5f7842b3d8325269dfaa8

  • #LondonCalling: COLA and $120 tank of petrol. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:   £100 for petrol.  Here: Simon de Passe - Three-pound piece, King Charles I (r. 1625–49) #LondonCalling:  COLA and $120 tank of petrol.   @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/36bd0306-ebb0-11ec-8821-d2e916a7eab3?shareToken=fb799b45a315221e70d01fbf00fd9625

  • 2/2: #Climate: The limits of ESG investing; & What is to be done? Terry Anderson, Hoover Institution senior Fellow

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:  \Satellite image of ship tracks, clouds created by the exhaust of ship smokestacks. 2/2:  #Climate: The limits of ESG investing; & What is to be done? Terry Anderson, Hoover Institution senior Fellow https://www.ft.com/content/30dd4235-ab6a-4717-9764-7a08c1173dcf Terry Anderson, @HooverInst, Hoover Institution  senior Fellow; founder and past president,  PERC, The Property and Environment Research Center, Montana

  • 1/2: #Climate: The limits of ESG investing; & What is to be done? Terry Anderson, Hoover Institution senior Fellow

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:  Environmental, social, and corporate governance — exposed by US mega corporations in the US, but sloughed off and ignored by them in, for example, China.  Here: One of many forms of sustainable investing (if you don't mind killing dozens of thousands of birds). 1/2:  #Climate: The limits of ESG investing; & What is to be done? Terry Anderson, Hoover Institution senior Fellow https://www.ft.com/content/30dd4235-ab6a-4717-9764-7a08c1173dcf Terry Anderson, @HooverInst, Hoover Inst...more

  • #Markets: Nothing and no one for the public to trust in DC. Liz Peek, The Hill

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:  Drain the Swamp in Italy — Hunting in the Pontine Marshes, oil on canvas by Horace Vernet, 1833 #Markets: Nothing and no one for the public to trust in DC. Liz Peek, The Hill https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-supplier-price-gains-accelerated-in-may-11655211265?mod=hp_lead_pos6

  • #Markets: Inflation Surprises. Liz Peek, The Hill, Fox News

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:  US prices of crude oil and gasoline in February and March, 2022 #Markets: Inflation Surprises. Liz Peek, The Hill, Fox News https://www.wsj.com/articles/bond-slide-deepens-with-no-end-in-sight-11655180001?mod=hp_lead_pos2

  • #SCOTUS: Assassination Threat. Richard A Epstein, @RichardAEpstein, @HooverInst, Tisch Professor of Law NYU Bedford Senior Fellow; Hoover Institution; senior lecturer, University of Chicago Law School.

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:  The assasination of Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry by Pierre Louis Louvel #SCOTUS: Assassination Threat. Richard A Epstein, @RichardAEpstein, @HooverInst, Tisch Professor of Law NYU Bedford Senior Fellow; Hoover Institution;  senior lecturer, University of Chicago Law School.    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/man-accused-in-kavanaugh-plot-texted-sister-before-surrender-police-say/ar-AAYpVlb

  • #Markets: The higher price of energy; & What is to be done? Richard A Epstein, @RichardAEpstein, @HooverInst, Tisch Professor of Law NYU Bedford Senior Fellow; Hoover Institution; senior lecturer, University of Chicago Law School.

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:  Illustrated catalogue and price list of bells, electric gas burners, batteries, push buttons #Markets: The higher price of energy; & What is to be done? Richard A Epstein, @RichardAEpstein, @HooverInst, Tisch Professor of Law NYU Bedford Senior Fellow; Hoover Institution;  senior lecturer, University of Chicago Law School.    https://www.hoover.org/research/fercs-unwise-regulatory-power-play

  • 2/2 #BigAstronomy: Dwarf Galaxy Leo P and a window on the early cosmos. Ken Croswell, astronomer and author

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:  Irregular Dwarf Galaxy IC 1613 2/2  #BigAstronomy: Dwarf Galaxy Leo P and a window on the early cosmos.  Ken Croswell, astronomer and author https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2204371119 Ken Croswell, Scientific American; astronomer and author: The Alchemy of the Heavens, Planet Quest, Magnificent Universe, See the Stars, The Universe at Midnight, and Magnificent Mars.

  • 1/2 #BigAstronomy: Dwarf Galaxy Leo P and a window on the early cosmos. Ken Croswell, astronomer and author https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2204371119

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:  A distinctly disorganised dwarf 1/2   #BigAstronomy: Dwarf Galaxy Leo P and a window on the early cosmos.   Ken Croswell, astronomer and author https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2204371119 Ken Croswell, Scientific American; astronomer and author: The Alchemy of the Heavens, Planet Quest, Magnificent Universe, See the Stars, The Universe at Midnight, and Magnificent Mars.

  • #PRC: Hong Kong journalism crushed. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. Mark Simon @MarkSimonHK, Jimmy Lai's long-time deputy and director at Apple Daily

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:  1937 Shanghai newspaper — journalism nonexistent in contemporary China #PRC: Hong Kong journalism crushed. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.    Mark Simon  @MarkSimonHK, Jimmy Lai's long-time deputy and director at Apple Daily https://www.voanews.com/a/hong-kong-s-journalists-are-endangered-species-/6612615.html

  • #PRC: Lockdowns again. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. Charles Burton, senior Fellow at the Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:  Chinese roadblock—Chinese soldiers setting up an ambush. #PRC: Lockdowns again. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.  Charles Burton, senior Fellow at the Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-06-swathes-shanghai-lockdown.html Charles Burton @cburton001  Senior Fellow at the Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute; associate professor of Political Scien...more

  • 2/2: #Russia: Lavrov in the Gulf for oil and food. Ekaterina Zolotova, Geopolitical Futures, covering Eurasia.

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo: Dessert for a Russian Easter feast; created by the genius chef and baker Natalia M.  (private photo) 2/2: #Russia: Lavrov in the Gulf for oil and food. Ekaterina Zolotova, Geopolitical Futures, covering Eurasia.   https://geopoliticalfutures.com/chances-for-russias-outreach-to-the-middle-east/

  • 1/2: #Russia: Lavrov in the Gulf for oil and food. Ekaterina Zolotova, Geopolitical Futures, covering Eurasia.

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:  Sauce "Mayonnaise": An excellent seasoning for all cold meat, fish and vegetable dishes. People's Commissariat of Food Industry of the USSR; Glavmargarin; artistic – Color lithograph, 1 sheet, 61 × 41 cm. – 5000 copies. 1/2: #Russia: Lavrov in the Gulf for oil and food. Ekaterina Zolotova, Geopolitical Futures, covering Eurasia.  https://geopoliticalfutures.com/chances-for-russias-outreach-to-the-middle-east/

  • #NewWorldReport: The mysterious, grounded #Venezuelan cargo plane. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org Ernesto Araujo, @ernestofaraujo. former Foreign Minister

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:  A cargo plane.  Here:  Straight-on view inside the cargo bay of a German C-160 Transall cargo plane as the aircrew loads pallets of 100 pound bags of foodstuff at Mombasa Airport in Kenya #NewWorldReport:  The mysterious, grounded #Venezuelan cargo plane.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org Ernesto Araujo, @ernestofaraujo. former Foreign Minister of Brazil. https://www.france24.com/en/live...more

  • #NewWorldReport: Profile of a Patagonian Marxist, Gabriel Boric. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org Ernesto Araujo, @ernestofaraujo. former Foreign Minister

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:  Forest in southern Patagonia #NewWorldReport:  Profile of a Patagonian Marxist, Gabriel Boric.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org   Ernesto Araujo, @ernestofaraujo. former Foreign Minister of Brazil. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/06/13/can-chiles-young-president-reimagine-the-latin-american-left

  • #NewWorldReport: The uninvited, led by #Venezuela. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org Ernesto Araujo, @ernestofaraujo. former Foreign Minister of Brazil.

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:  An uninvited guest, Hire's rootbeer #NewWorldReport:  The uninvited, led by #Venezuela.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org Ernesto Araujo, @ernestofaraujo. former Foreign Minister of Brazil. https://apnews.com/article/biden-covid-politics-health-2480ae5442b7df2bf996b5614da767ab

  • #NewWorldReport: The attendees, led by #Colombia. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave). Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org Ernesto Araujo, @ernestofaraujo. former Foreign Minister of Brazil.

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:   A foreigner receiving an album from Colombian Minister, 10/9/29 #NewWorldReport:   The attendees, led by #Colombia.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave). Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc  https://www.securefreesociety.org   Ernesto Araujo, @ernestofaraujo. former Foreign Minister of Brazil. https://apnews.com/article/biden-covid-politics-health-2480ae5442b7df2bf996b5614da767abhttps://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/petro-hernandez-neck-and-neck-in-colombia...more

  • #Oceania: #Australia and #NewZealand recognize the PRC threat. Cleo Paskal FDD, associate Fellow at Chatham House

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:   Tongatabu, by William Hodges; 1700s #Oceania: #Australia and #NewZealand recognize the PRC threat. Cleo Paskal  FDD, associate Fellow at Chatham House https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/26/penny-wong-tells-pacific-nations-we-have-heard-you-as-australia-and-china-battle-for-influence Cleo Paskal  FDD, associate Fellow at Chatham House; Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Geopolitics, Manipal University, India;  adjunct professor of Global Change, School of Communication...more

  • #Markets: Selling everything from crypto to TIPS. Brett Arends, Barron’s. @BrettArends @MKTWArends @Marketwatch ROI

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:  The genesis block of Bitcoin's blockchain, with a note containing The Times newspaper headline. This note has been interpreted as a comment on the instability caused by fractional-reserve banking.[ #Markets: Selling everything from crypto to TIPS.  Brett Arends, Barron’s. @BrettArends    @MKTWArends @Marketwatch ROI https://www.wsj.com/articles/coinbase-globals-shares-succumb-to-crypto-rout-11655141449

  • #AfterAfghanistan: The Bin Laden papers; & What is to be done? Bill Roggio FDD Husain Haqqani @husainhaqqani, former Pakistani Ambassador to the United States; Director, South & Central Asia, Hudson Institute

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:  A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter takes off  #AfterAfghanistan: The Bin Laden papers; & What is to be done?  Bill Roggio FDD Husain Haqqani @husainhaqqani, former Pakistani Ambassador to the United States; Director, South & Central Asia,  Hudson Institute https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2022/06/paper-trail-of-terror.php

  • #AfterAfghanistan: Benign neglect for Islamabad and Kabul. Bill Roggio FDD. Husain Haqqani @husainhaqqani, former Pakistani Ambassador to the United States; Director, South & Central Asia, Hudson Institute

    Jun 14 2022

    Photo:    Islamabad — Horned deities on an Indus Valley seal (Harappa) #AfterAfghanistan: Benign neglect for Islamabad and Kabul. Bill Roggio FDD. Husain Haqqani @husainhaqqani, former Pakistani Ambassador to the United States; Director, South & Central Asia,  Hudson Institute  https://en.mehrnews.com/news/187883/3-blasts-across-Afghanistan-leave-11-killed-or-injured https://www.voanews.com/a/taliban-claim-killing-8-isis-k-militants-in-northeastern-afghanistan-/6613497.html

  • #Ukraine: Looking to the New Yalta Conference to divide up Eurasia after the Ukraine conflict. Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 13 2022

    Photo: Yalta postage stamp @Batchelorshow #Ukraine: Looking to the New Yalta Conference to divide up Eurasia after the Ukraine conflict.  Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yalta_Conference

  • 2/2: How Apex Predators (gray wolves) describe healthy habitats. Dominic Parker. Terry Anderson.

    Jun 13 2022

    Photo: Wolf and sheep (Rijksmuseum) @Batchelorshow 2/2: How Apex Predators (gray wolves) describe healthy habitats. Dominic Parker. Terry Anderson. 2/2: Apex predator wolves make deer crossings safer. Dominic Parker; Property, Environment Research Center.  Terry Anderson @HooverInst https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2023251118

  • 1/2: How Apex Predators (wolves) describe healthy habitats. Dominic Parker. Terry Anderson.

    Jun 13 2022

    Photo: Wolf and lamb @Batchelorshow 1/2: How Apex Predators (gray wolves) describe healthy habitats. Dominic Parker. Terry Anderson. 1/2: Apex predator wolves make deer crossings safer. Dominic Parker; Property, Environment Research Center.  Terry Anderson @HooverInst https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2023251118

  • 4/4: In the drought, the wildfires begin again & What is to be done? . Holly Fretwell.

    Jun 13 2022

    Photo:  Stranded in southern California. Belongings of Oklahoma drought refugees camped alongside the road @Batchelorshow 4/4:  In the drought, the wildfires begin again & What is to be done? . Holly Fretwell. 1/4: 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/ I...more

  • 3/4: In the drought, the wildfires begin again & What is to be done? . Holly Fretwell.

    Jun 13 2022

    Photo:  Wheat harvest is six weeks too early because of drought. Near Beach, North Dakota @Batchelorshow 3/4:  In the drought, the wildfires begin again & What is to be done? . Holly Fretwell. 1/4: 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 wild...more

  • 2/4: In the drought, the wildfires begin again & What is to be done? . Holly Fretwell.

    Jun 13 2022

    Photo: Wheat harvest is six weeks too early because of drought. Near Beach, North Dakota @Batchelorshow 2/4:  In the drought, the wildfires begin again & What is to be done? . Holly Fretwell. 1/4: 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

  • 1/4: In the drought, the wildfires begin again & What is to be done? . Holly Fretwell.

    Jun 13 2022

    Photo:  Farmer near Beach, North Dakota, sitting in his empty barn . @Batchelorshow 1/4:  In the drought, the wildfires begin again & What is to be done? . Holly Fretwell. 1/4: 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 wildfire in California hi...more

  • #OzWatch: Learning Cricket speak as New Zealand overwhelms England in Nottingham Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 12 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #OzWatch: Learning Cricket speak as New Zealand overwhelms England in Nottingham  Jeremy Zakis, New South  Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/cricket/england-v-new-zealand-second-test-day-two-–-as-it-happened/ar-AAYl8eu

  • #OzWatch: Venemous Snakes fall from the trees. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 12 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #OzWatch: Venemous Snakes fall from the trees. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2022-06-05/venomous-snakes-can-climb-trees-disproving-myth/100861486

  • #OzWatch: Strange Winter. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 12 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #OzWatch: Strange Winter. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/australian-snow-rain-and-heat-linked-by-blocked-weather-systems-climatologist-says/ar-AAYeo9W

  • #Ukraine: #Brussels POV: "What is going to be the shape of (Post-Ukraine) Eurasia?" Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 12 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #Ukraine:  #Brussels POV: "What is going to be the shape of (Post-Ukraine) Eurasia?" Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • #Ukraine: #Moscow POV: "...not get carried away with visions of expansion." Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 12 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #Ukraine:  #Moscow POV: "...not get carried away with visions of expansion." Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • #Ukraine: #Kyiv POV: "Do we really want the Ukrainians to defeat the Russians?" Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 12 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #Ukraine:  #Kyiv POV: "Do we really want the Ukrainians to defeat the Russians?" Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • #Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus debate the antecedents of NATO attacking Russia . #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 12 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus debate the antecedents of NATO attacking Russia . #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/russian-offensive-campaign-assessment-june-11

  • #Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus debate Russia triumphing. Michael Vlahos. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 12 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus debate Russia triumphing.  Michael Vlahos.  #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • 8/8: Still a miracle.By Gregory Zuckerman. 8/8 A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman Kindle Edition

    Jun 12 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow 8/8:  Still a miracle.By  Gregory Zuckerman. 8/8   A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by  Gregory Zuckerman   Kindle Edition Few were ready when a mysterious respiratory illness emerged in Wuhan, China in January 2020. Politicians, government officials, business leaders, and public-health professionals were unprepared for the most devastating pandemic in a century. Many of th...more

  • 7/8: Still a miracle.By Gregory Zuckerman. 7/8 A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman Kindle Edition

    Jun 12 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow 7/8:  Still a miracle.By  Gregory Zuckerman. 7/8   A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by  Gregory Zuckerman   Kindle Edition Few were ready when a mysterious respiratory illness emerged in Wuhan, China in January 2020. Politicians, government officials, business leaders, and public-health professionals were unprepared for the most devastating pandemic in a century. Many of th...more

  • 6/8: Still a miracle.By Gregory Zuckerman. 6/8 A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman Kindle Edition

    Jun 12 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow 6/8:  Still a miracle.By  Gregory Zuckerman. 6/8   A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by  Gregory Zuckerman   Kindle Edition Few were ready when a mysterious respiratory illness emerged in Wuhan, China in January 2020. Politicians, government officials, business leaders, and public-health professionals were unprepared for the most devastating pandemic in a century. Many of th...more

  • 5/8: Still a miracle.By Gregory Zuckerman. 5/8 A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman Kindle Edition

    Jun 12 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow 5/8:  Still a miracle.By  Gregory Zuckerman. 5/8   A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by  Gregory Zuckerman   Kindle Edition Few were ready when a mysterious respiratory illness emerged in Wuhan, China in January 2020. Politicians, government officials, business leaders, and public-health professionals were unprepared for the most devastating pandemic in a century. Many of th...more

  • 4/8: Still a miracle.By Gregory Zuckerman. 4/8 A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman Kindle Edition

    Jun 12 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow 4/8:  Still a miracle.By  Gregory Zuckerman. 4/8   A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by  Gregory Zuckerman   Kindle Edition Few were ready when a mysterious respiratory illness emerged in Wuhan, China in January 2020. Politicians, government officials, business leaders, and public-health professionals were unprepared for the most devastating pandemic in a century. Many of th...more

  • 3/8: Still a miracle.By Gregory Zuckerman. 3/8 A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman Kindle Edition

    Jun 12 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow 3/8: Still a miracle.By  Gregory Zuckerman. 3/8   A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by  Gregory Zuckerman   Kindle Edition Few were ready when a mysterious respiratory illness emerged in Wuhan, China in January 2020. Politicians, government officials, business leaders, and public-health professionals were unprepared for the most devastating pandemic in a century. Many of the...more

  • 2/8: Still a miracle.By Gregory Zuckerman. 2/8 A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman Kindle Edition

    Jun 12 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow 2/8:  Still a miracle.By  Gregory Zuckerman. 2/8   A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by  Gregory Zuckerman   Kindle Edition Few were ready when a mysterious respiratory illness emerged in Wuhan, China in January 2020. Politicians, government officials, business leaders, and public-health professionals were unprepared for the most devastating pandemic in a century. Many of th...more

  • 1/8: Stilll a miracle.By Gregory Zuckerman. 1/8 A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman Kindle Edition

    Jun 12 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow 1/8:  Still a miracle.By  Gregory Zuckerman. 1/8   A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by  Gregory Zuckerman   Kindle Edition Few were ready when a mysterious respiratory illness emerged in Wuhan, China in January 2020. Politicians, government officials, business leaders, and public-health professionals were unprepared for the most devastating pandemic in a century. Many of th...more

  • 2/2: #SpaceX: Tale of three boosters. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics; National Geographic; Contributing Editor, & author, Spaceport Earth. @PappalardoJoe

    Jun 11 2022

    Photo: 2/2: #SpaceX: Tale of three boosters. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics; National Geographic; Contributing Editor, & author, Spaceport Earth.   @PappalardoJoe https://www.spacex.com/vehicles/starship/ https://www.spacex.com/vehicles/starship/

  • 1/2: #SpaceX: Tale of three boosters. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics; National Geographic; Contributing Editor, & author, Spaceport Earth. @PappalardoJoe

    Jun 11 2022

    Photo: 1/2: #SpaceX: Tale of three boosters. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics; National Geographic; Contributing Editor, & author, Spaceport Earth.   @PappalardoJoe https://www.spacex.com/vehicles/starship/

  • #Australia: Cabbagegate shortages in what rich farmland. Scott Mayman @CBSNews Brisbane

    Jun 11 2022

    Photo: #Australia: Cabbagegate shortages in what rich farmland.  Scott Mayman  @CBSNews   Brisbane https://news.yahoo.com/australian-pm-mocks-kfc-crazy-105503654.html

  • #Qatar: Buying influence from the Nats fans and others. Jonathan Schanzer @JSchanzer, Foundation for Defense of Democracies @FDD

    Jun 11 2022

    Photo: #Qatar: Buying influence from the Nats fans and others. Jonathan Schanzer @JSchanzer, Foundation for Defense of Democracies @FDD. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/brookings-institution-places-retired-marine-general-john-allen-on-leave-amid-fbi-probe/

  • #Iran: The surveillance cameras exit. Henry D. Sokolski @HenrySokolski, Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC). Henry #Sokolski @NuclearPolicy

    Jun 11 2022

    Photo:       #Iran: The surveillance cameras exit. Henry D. Sokolski @HenrySokolski, Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC).  Henry #Sokolski  @NuclearPolicy . https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/iaea-head-irans-actions-could-deal-fatal-blow-to-2015-nuclear-deal/vi-AAYifhU?category=foryou

  • #Crypto: For the least among us. Fadi Elsalameen, Bitcoin Policy Institute; Adjunct Senior Fellow @https://t.co/idSv3eG181 ; @amsecproject American Security Project.

    Jun 11 2022

    Photo:       #Crypto: For the least among us. Fadi Elsalameen, Bitcoin Policy Institute; Adjunct Senior Fellow @https://t.co/idSv3eG181 ; @amsecproject American Security Project. https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/03/ukraine-raises-54-million-as-bitcoin-donations-surge-amid-russian-war.html

  • #Texas: The true story of the birth of the Texas Rangers. Joe Pappalardo, author, Red Sky Morning.

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo:       #Texas: The true story of the birth of the Texas Rangers. Joe Pappalardo, author, Red Sky Morning. https://www.amazon.com/Red-Sky-Morning-Ranger-Company-ebook/dp/B09CNF7LBD

  • #Markets: Recession talk; & What is to be done? Brett Arends, Brett Arends, Barron’s. @BrettArends @MKTWArends @Marketwatch ROI

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: #Markets: Recession talk; & What is to be done? Brett Arends, Brett Arends, Barron’s. @BrettArends    @MKTWArends  @Marketwatch ROI https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-10/us-inflation-unexpectedly-accelerates-to-40-year-high-of-8-6?cmpid=BBD061022_CUS&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_term=220610&utm_campaign=closeamericas&sref=5g4GmFHo

  • #BigAstronomy: Webb struck. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: #BigAstronomy: Webb struck. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/webb-gets-its-first-micrometeoroid-impact/

  • #SLS: Unready mobile launcher. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: #SLS: Unready mobile launcher. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/essays-and-commentaries/slss-2nd-mobile-launcher-to-cost-more-than-1-5-billion-3x-what-was-initially-budgeted/

  • #Italy: Battery-power engineering on Sardinia. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation.

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: #Italy:  Battery power engineering on Sardinia. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation. https://www.pv-magazine.com/2022/06/09/large-scale-co2-battery-facility-comes-online-in-italy/

  • #Covid: Omicron unknowns. HenryMillerMD.org Pacific Research Institute.

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: #Covid: Omicron unknowns. HenryMillerMD.org Pacific Research Institute.  https://henrymillermd.org/26254/why-this-is-no-time-to-ease-up-on-efforts-to

  • #SmallBusinessAmerica: Metaverse tomorrow. @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: #SmallBusinessAmerica: Metaverse tomorrow. @GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer https://genemarks.medium.com/the-metaverse-is-coming-is-your-business-ready-39afa9b01cc0

  • #SmallBusinessAmerica: Getting ready for the recession winter. @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: #SmallBusinessAmerica: Getting ready for the recession winter.  @GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer https://www.wsj.com/articles/fed-likely-to-signal-half-point-rate-rises-through-september-after-inflation-report-11654867660

  • #California: Son of the Weather Underground; & What is to be done? Dan Henninger, WSJOpinion

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: #California: Son of the Weather Underground; & What is to be done? Dan Henninger, WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/chesa-boudin-loses-san-francisco-recall-voting-district-attorney-prosecution-lawless-11654717811

  • #Markets: 40-year-high inflation. Jim McTague, former Washington Editor, Barron's Magazin

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: #Markets: 40-year-high inflation.  Jim McTague, former Washington Editor, Barron's Magazine.  https://www.wsj.com/articles/us-inflation-consumer-price-index-may-2022-11654810079

  • #USAF: Next Generation Warplane. Tyler Rogoway, The War Zone, The Drive

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow  #USAF: Next Generation Warplane. Tyler Rogoway, The War Zone, The Drive https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/air-forces-next-generation-air-dominance-fighter-program-enters-new-stage

  • #Ukraine: NATO weapon systems from Germany and Sweden & What is to be done? Tyler Rogoway, The War Zone, The Drive

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow  #Ukraine: NATO weapon systems from Germany and Sweden & What is to be done? Tyler Rogoway, The War Zone, The Drive https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/sweden-is-sending-robot-17-coastal-defense-missiles-to-ukraine

  • #Keystone: Bill Barr a Guiness Stout a day and bagpiping. SalenaZito.com

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #Keystone: Bill Barr a Guiness Stout a day and bagpiping. SalenaZito.com  america/fairness-justice/bill-barr-says-trump-should-not-run-for-president-again-in-2024?fbclid=IwAR25H88k3l1wijGrswwKLxVdNVpZ_aRsLDzo6YvENbCovZ4uq63BTAugK64

  • #Keystone: Arkansas common sense in Allegheny County. SalenaZito.com https

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #Keystone: Arkansas common sense in Allegheny County. SalenaZito.com https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/is-tom-cotton-mr-right 

  • #BigAstronomy: Sunspots galore.. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #BigAstronomy: Sunspots galore.. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/essays-and-commentaries/sunspot-update-in-may-we-had-sunspots-sunspots-and-more-sunspots/

  • #PRC: Launching to Tiangong. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #PRC: Launching to Tiangong.  Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/china-launches-three-astronauts-to-tiangong-station/

  • #Ukraine: War end that suits Moscow. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #Ukraine:   War end that suits Moscow. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/06/09/ukraine-morning-briefing-mariupol-bodies-removed-endless-caravan/

  • #Ukraine: Russia is achieving its goals in the Donbas. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #Ukraine: Russia is achieving its goals in the Donbas. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/06/09/ukraine-morning-briefing-mariupol-bodies-removed-endless-caravan/

  • #NewWorldReport: Less than hoped: #Summit of the Americas. Mary Anastasia O'Grady WSJOpinion

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NewWorldReport: Less than hoped:  #Summit of the Americas. Mary Anastasia O'Grady WSJOpinion  https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-summit-to-nowhere-in-the-americas-cuba-nicaragua-venezuela-invite-biden-11654458687

  • #ScalaReport: The spiraling inflation; the Target decline. Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com. #Stratacache.

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #ScalaReport: The spiraling inflation; the Target decline. Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com. #Stratacache. https://www.wsj.com/articles/gas-prices-near-5-dollar-gallon-11654782675?mod=hp_lead_pos2

  • #Canada: Try Big Things.& What is to be done? Conrad Black. The National Post

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #Canada: Try Big Things.& What is to be done? Conrad Black. The National Post https://nationalpost.com/opinion/conrad-black-canada-not-hopeless-but-desperate-for-leadership

  • #Markets: Central Bankers awaken to inflation. Veronique deRugy Mercatus Center

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. Brussels. 1930-39 CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #Markets: Central Bankers awaken to inflation. Veronique deRugy Mercatus Center https://www.wsj.com/articles/gas-prices-near-5-dollar-gallon-11654782675?mod=hp_lead_pos2

  • 2/2: #NewYork: Gun crime and subway crime & What is to be done?. Harry Siegel New York Daily News

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 2/2: #NewYork: Gun crime and subway crime & What is to be done?. Harry Siegel New York Daily News .https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-fatal-shove-sucker-punch-robbed-20220609-cdrcwpujtnd4bcna2bpjefp3nm-story.html

  • 1/2: #NewYork: Gun crime and subway crime & What is to be done?. Harry Siegel New York Daily News.

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 1/2: #NewYork: Gun crime and subway crime & What is to be done?. Harry Siegel New York Daily News. https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/ny-bronx-murder-father-son-webster-houses-marijuana-turf-war-20220609-k6qlq2n6czaszepfjxbe3ydtte-story.html

  • #Ukraine: Blaming Merkel. Anatol Lieven, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #Ukraine: Blaming Merkel. Anatol Lieven, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft https://www.wsj.com/articles/angela-merkels-limited-regrets-germany-russia-vladimir-putin-11654726311

  • #Ukraine: Uncertain Fate of the Grain Fleet. Anatol Lieven, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft

    Jun 10 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #Ukraine: Uncertain Fate of the Grain Fleet. Anatol Lieven, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/06/09/ukraine-russia-war-latest-live-putin-zelensky-severodonetsk/

  • #NewWorldReport: #Colombia surprise. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Jun 09 2022

    Photo:       Castillo de San Fernando de Bocachica (parte interior), Cartagena, Col. = Castle of San Fernando de Bocachica (inside) #NewWorldReport: #Colombia surprise.  Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/analysis-colombias-extractive-industries-watching-election-warily/ar-AAYdvFo

  • #NewWorldReport: #Venezuela, Lifting sanctions; & What is to be done? Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Jun 09 2022

    Photo:       Venezuela; Liebig's Flesch Extract - #NewWorldReport: #Venezuela,  Lifting sanctions; & What is to be done? Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/08/americas/maduro-ankara-analysis-latam/index.html

  • #NewWorldReport: #Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador — Absent AMLO and the Northern Triangle. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Jun 09 2022

    Photo:   Americae - Jan van Den Velde (The Amricas)- #NewWorldReport: #Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador — Absent AMLO and the Northern Triangle.   Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/08/politics/biden-summit-of-the-americas/index.html

  • #NewWorldReport: Summit of the Americas mission in a world at war. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Jun 09 2022

    Photo:       Jean Jacques Francois le Barbier - Tapestry of the Americas #NewWorldReport: Summit of the Americas mission in a world at war. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/08/politics/biden-summit-of-the-americas/index.html

  • #Australia: The unknowns of AUKUS. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.

    Jun 09 2022

    Photo:        #Australia: The unknowns of AUKUS. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.   https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jun/08/defence-faces-budget-blowout-with-aukus-nuclear-submarines-to-cost-more-than-failed-french-project

  • #Australia: The new government tested. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.

    Jun 09 2022

    Photo:        #Australia: The new government tested. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.   https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/national/australia-china-spat-over-jets-escalate/ar-AAYdNNS

  • #Ukraine: No Good War End for Kremlin Stability. George Friedman. @George_Friedman @GPFutures, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures

    Jun 09 2022

    Photo:        #Ukraine: No Good War End for Kremlin Stability. George Friedman.  @George_Friedman @GPFutures, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures https://geopoliticalfutures.com/struggling-to-find-the-exit-from-war/?tpa=YzJlNWJhM2M3NjZmMTZiMDc1NGY2NDE2NTUzOTM3NDkwYWFkNTI&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=https://geopoliticalfutures.com/struggling-to-find-the-exit-from-war/?tpa=YzJlNWJhM2M3NjZmMTZiMDc1NGY2NDE2NTUzOTM3NDkwYWFkNTI&utm_content&utm_cam...more

  • #Japan: Adamant about containing #PRC predation. George Friedman. @George_Friedman @GPFutures, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures

    Jun 09 2022

    Photo: #Japan: Adamant about containing #PRC predation. George Friedman.     @George_Friedman @GPFutures, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures https://geopoliticalfutures.com/japans-return-to-history/?tpa=YzJlNWJhM2M3NjZmMTZiMDc1NGY2NDE2NTUzOTM3NDkwYWFkNTI&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=https://geopoliticalfutures.com/japans-return-to-history/?tpa=YzJlNWJhM2M3NjZmMTZiMDc1NGY2NDE2NTUzOTM3NDkwYWFkNTI&utm_content&utm_campaign=PAID%20-%20Everything...more

  • #PRC: Relentless to Earth Orbit. Brandon Weichert, @WeTheBrandon, The Weichert Report and author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    Jun 09 2022

    #PRC: Relentless to Earth Orbit.  Brandon Weichert,  @WeTheBrandon, The Weichert Report and author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower.    @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.space.com/china-shenzhou-15-potential-rescue-mission

  • #PRC: Provocations #Australia, #Cambodia, Canada. Jim Fanell, government Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy; retired U.S. Navy captain; director, Intelligence & Information Operations, U.S. Pacific Fleet. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, TheHill

    Jun 09 2022

    Photo:        #PRC: Provocations #Australia, #Cambodia, Canada. Jim Fanell, government Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy; retired U.S. Navy captain; director, Intelligence & Information Operations, U.S. Pacific Fleet. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill   https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/07/china-accuses-australia-canada-jet-encounters

  • #PRC: Lifting tariffs rewards brutality. Jonathan Bass, onshoring advocate and CEO of PTM Images. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    Jun 09 2022

    Photo: #PRC: Lifting tariffs rewards brutality.  Jonathan Bass, onshoring advocate and CEO of PTM Images.   @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill   https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/boost-solar-biden-looks-way-potential-chinese-trade-violations-rcna32234

  • #NorthKorea: #PRC: Mass tragedy of 25 million helpless people. Greg Scarlatoiu @Grigfletcher, Executive Director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.

    Jun 09 2022

    Photo: #NorthKorea: #PRC: Mass tragedy of 25 million helpless people.    Greg Scarlatoiu @Grigfletcher, Executive Director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea.  @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/06/03/north-korea-covid-outbreak-information/

  • #Ukraine: The Kremlin gaming out the Russian sovereign debt default. Michael Bernstam, Hoover Institution

    Jun 09 2022

    Photo: #Ukraine: The Kremlin gaming out the Russian sovereign debt default. Michael Bernstam, Hoover Institution https://nationalpost.com/opinion/conrad-black-canada-not-hopeless-but-desperate-for-leadership

  • #Commodities: #Scotland, #EU, #UK — Natural gas rising indefinitely. Simon Constable Forbes Edinburgh; economist, journalist, currently based in Scotland; and author, The WSJ Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators That Really Matter: From Big Macs to "Zomb

    Jun 09 2022

    Photo: #Commodities: #Scotland, #EU, #UK — Natural gas rising indefinitely.  Simon Constable  Forbes Edinburgh; 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 Beat the Market.   https://www.barrons.com/articles/natural-gas-prices-will-stay-high-as-demand-outpaces-supply-51654193835

  • #Ukraine: Arming the NATO front line, changing the map of Europe. Colonel Jeff McCausland, USA (retired) @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol

    Jun 09 2022

    Photo: #Ukraine: Arming the NATO front line, changing the map of Europe. Colonel Jeff McCausland, USA (retired) @mccauslJ  @CBSNews @dickinsoncol https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/06/07/giving-ukraine-military-aid-britain-says-germany/

  • #Ukraine: Occupied Resistance Begins. Colonel Jeff McCausland , USA (retired) @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol

    Jun 09 2022

    Photo: #Ukraine: Occupied Resistance Begins.    Colonel Jeff McCausland , USA (retired) @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/06/08/ukraine-resistance-targets-russian-leaders-first-terror-attack/

  • #Ukraine: Seizing yachts; & What is to be done? Richard A Epstein, @RichardAEpstein, @HooverInst, Tisch Professor of Law NYU Bedford Senior Fellow; Hoover Institution; senior lecturer, University of Chicago Law School.

    Jun 08 2022

    Photo:   Yacht:  Serene    Made by the famous  Fincantieri.   #Ukraine: Seizing yachts; & What is to be done? Richard A Epstein, @RichardAEpstein, @HooverInst, Tisch Professor of Law NYU Bedford Senior Fellow; Hoover Institution;  senior lecturer, University of Chicago Law School.   

  • #SEC: Not part of the 1789 design. Richard A Epstein, @RichardAEpstein, @HooverInst, Tisch Professor of Law NYU Bedford Senior Fellow; Hoover Institution; senior lecturer, University of Chicago Law School.

    Jun 08 2022

    Photo:   A scene from the Copenhagen Bourse. #SEC: Not part of the 1789 design.   Richard A Epstein, @RichardAEpstein, @HooverInst, Tisch Professor of Law NYU Bedford Senior Fellow; Hoover Institution;  senior lecturer, University of Chicago Law School. https://www.hoover.org/research/stopping-runaway-sec

  • 2/2: #Ukraine: Kgs of Plutonium. Henry D. Sokolski @HenrySokolski, Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC). Henry #Sokolski @NuclearPolicy

    Jun 08 2022

    Photo:  Rocky Flats Plant, Plutonium Fabrication, Central section of Plant, Golden, Jefferson County, CO 2/2: #Ukraine: Kgs of Plutonium. Henry D. Sokolski @HenrySokolski, Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC).  Henry #Sokolski  @NuclearPolicy https://www.neimagazine.com/news/newsiaeas-grossi-at-davos-discusses-nuclear-power-iran-and-ukraine-9729661

  • 1/2: #Ukraine: Kg of Plutonium. Henry D. Sokolski @HenrySokolski, Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC). Henry #Sokolski @NuclearPolicy

    Jun 08 2022

    Photo:   A weapons-grade ring of electrorefined plutonium, typical of the rings refined at Los Alamos and sent to Rocky Flats for fabrication. The ring has a purity of 99.96%, weighs 5.3 kg, and is approx 11 cm in diameter. It is enough plutonium for one bomb core. The ring shape helps with criticality safety (less concentrated material). 1/2: #Ukraine: Kgs of Plutonium. Henry D. Sokolski @HenrySokolski, Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC).  Henry #Sokolsk...more

  • #LondonCalling: Platinum Jubilee success for a storied family. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Jun 08 2022

    Photo:   The horn Jubal. Picture from popular bible encyclopedia of Archimandrite Nicephorus (1892). #LondonCalling:  Platinum Jubilee success for a storied family.  @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-family/2022/06/07/earl-countess-wessexs-plane-forced-make-emergency-landing/

  • #LondonCalling: Inflation haunts Germany and Britain.@JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Jun 08 2022

    Photo:   Dutch TTF Natural Gas Price #LondonCalling:  Inflation haunts Germany and Britain.@JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/06/07/boris-johnsons-economic-pledges-prime-minister-promised-change/ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/06/07/giving-ukraine-military-aid-britain-says-germany/

  • #LondonCalling: Xi campaigns unchecked. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Jun 08 2022

    Photo: Xi Jinping in different representations. #LondonCalling:  Xi campaigns unchecked. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-tires-of-being-china-for-a-day-xi-jinping-economy-lockdowns-beijing-supression-autocrat-11654184447

  • #LondonCalling: Boris Johnson weakens. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Jun 08 2022

    Photo:   Robert Walpole was the first and longest-serving prime minister of Great Britain. #LondonCalling: Boris Johnson weakens. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/06/07/deafening-public-discord-boris-johnson-bursts-media-bubble-claims/

  • #EU: “Is there support for a common defence?” Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey. @Carnegie_Europe. Editor in chief #StrategicEurope, blog of @Carnegie_Europe.

    Jun 08 2022

    Photo:  European Defence Agency (HQ in Brussels)— the official insignia of the European Union agency. #EU: “Is there support for a common defence?” Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey. @Carnegie_Europe. Editor in chief #StrategicEurope, blog of @Carnegie_Europe.  https://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/87215

  • #EU: Germany in the Baltics. Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey. @Carnegie_Europe. Editor in chief #StrategicEurope, blog of @Carnegie_Europe.

    Jun 08 2022

    Photo:   An armoured train used in the Estonian War of Independence against Soviet Russia, 1919 #EU: Germany in the Baltics.  Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey. @Carnegie_Europe. Editor in chief #StrategicEurope, blog of @Carnegie_Europe.  https://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/87231

  • #StateThinking: #Ukraine — Food Security Blackmail. @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State. Executive VP, Stephens Inc

    Jun 08 2022

    Photo:  Display of various foods in a luxurious society #StateThinking: #Ukraine  — Food Security Blackmail.  @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State. Executive VP, Stephens Inc https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10890643/Antony-Blinken-accuses-Russia-stealing-Ukraines-grain-exports-sell-world.html.

  • #StateThinking #PRC: Xi is understood to be accountable for decline, pandemic, brutality; & What is to be done?

    Jun 08 2022

    Photo:  The Mandate of Heaven (天命) was a Chinese political and religious doctrine used to justify the rule of the emperor of China. Here:  Manchu cavalry charging Ming infantry in the battle of Sarhu in 1619 #StateThinking  #PRC:  Xi is understood to be accountable for decline, pandemic, brutality; & What is to be done?   @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State. Executive VP, Stephens Inc.

  • 2/2: Three undisclosed sites; & What is to be done? Behnam Ben Taleblu, @FDD, research Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, focussed on Iranian security and political issues

    Jun 08 2022

    Photo:  Seen here in this ISNA footage is Gholam Reza Aghazadeh and AEOI officials with a sample of Yellowcake during a public announcement on 11 April 2006, in Mashad that Iran had managed to successfully complete the fuel cycle by itself. 2/2:  Three undisclosed sites; & What is to be done?   Behnam Ben Taleblu, @FDD, research Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, focussed on Iranian security and political issues . https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/france-urges-ira...more

  • 1/2: Three undisclosed sites; & What is to be done? Behnam Ben Taleblu, @FDD, research Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, focussed on Iranian security and political issues.

    Jun 08 2022

    Photo: 1/2: Three undisclosed sites; & What is to be done?   Behnam Ben Taleblu, @FDD, research Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, focussed on Iranian security and political issues. https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/france-urges-iran-respond-once-questions-past-nuclear-activities-2022-05-31/ .. Permissions English: Arak IR-40 Heavy Water Reactor, Iran. Date | 14 October 2012, 10:27:57 Source | Own work Author | Nanking2012 I, the copyright holder of this wo...more

  • #Markets : Unsafe, New York City. Elizabeth Peek Fox News, Fiscal Times and Fox News.

    Jun 08 2022

    Photo:  Five Points streets intersection painted by George Catlin in 1827. Anthony Street veers off to the left, Orange Street is to the right, and Cross Street runs left to right in the foreground. The dilapidated tenementbuildings to the left of Anthony Street were torn down in 1832 as far back as Little Water Street, and the vacant, triangular lot that was left became known as "Paradise Square". The Five Points gained international notoriety as a densely populated, disease-ridden, crime-infe...more

  • #Markets: Janet Yellen confirms the wrong direction. Elizabeth Peek Fox News, Fiscal Times and Fox News.

    Jun 08 2022

    Photo:  The Comedy of Errors Lithograph #Markets: Janet Yellen confirms the wrong direction. Elizabeth Peek  Fox News, Fiscal Times and Fox News.    https://www.wsj.com/articles/inflation-political-division-put-u-s-in-a-pessimistic-mood-poll-finds-11654507800

  • #NewWorldReport: #Bolivia drives #Peru dysfunction. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave). Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc

    Jun 07 2022

    Photo: Bolivia: detail of the Portal of the Sun; Tihuanacu, first excavations. Bolivia: Puerta del Sol, detalle. Tihuanacu, primeras excavaciones #NewWorldReport:  #Bolivia drives #Peru dysfunction.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave).     Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc  https://www.securefreesociety.org https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/peru-cabinet-seeks-solution-las-bambas-crisis-leftists-urge-nationalization-2022-06-03/

  • #NewWorldReport: Rogue #Venezuela restored. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave). Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc

    Jun 07 2022

    Photo:  Venezuela—oil strike of 1936. #NewWorldReport:   Rogue #Venezuela restored.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave). Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/joe-biden-expected-to-ease-sanctions-on-oil-from-iran-and-venezuela/ar-AAY6QFj

  • #NewWorldReport: #Colombia surprise. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave). Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org

    Jun 07 2022

    Photo:  Colombia, yesteryear — Corpses of the condemned exposed before the population as a lesson to the opponents #NewWorldReport:  #Colombia surprise.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave). Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/petro-hernandez-neck-and-neck-in-colombia-presidential-election/ar-AAXY0yy

  • #NewWorldReport: #Paraguay: #Colombia: The killers. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave). Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc

    Jun 07 2022

    Photo:  The Last of the Payaguas. #NewWorldReport:   #Paraguay: #Colombia: The killers. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave). Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc    https://www.securefreesociety.org https://news.yahoo.com/argentina-judge-says-death-prosecutor-nisman-murder-224412649.html https://en.mercopress.com/2022/06/06/detainee-in-pecci-case-threatens-colombian-authorities

  • 2/2: #Ukraine: #Serbia: Bosnia-Herzegovina; #Montenegro, #Kosovo, #Russian unchecked information warfare. Ivana Stradner @ivanastradner , advisor to @FDD Eastern Europe, cybersecurity, information operations, Russia's reflexive control, int'l law.

    Jun 07 2022

    Photo:  Herzegovina —  "Death of Vojvoda Trifko", illustration in Srbadija, sv. 5, 72             The Herzegovina uprising was an uprising led by the Christian Serb population against the Ottoman Empire, first and predominantly in Herzegovina (hence its name), whence it spread into Bosnia and Raška. It broke out in the summer of 1875, and lasted in some regions up to the beginning of 1878. 2/2: #Ukraine: #Serbia: Bosnia-Herzegovina; #Montenegro, #Kosovo, #Russian unchecked information warfare....more

  • 1/2 #Ukraine: #Serbia: Bosnia-Herzegovina; #Montenegro, #Kosovo, #Russian unchecked information warfare. Ivana Stradner @ivanastradner , advisor to @FDD Eastern Europe, cybersecurity, information operations, Russia's reflexive control, int'l law

    Jun 07 2022

    Photo:  Old Montenegrin bridge, "Vizirov bridge" 1/2  #Ukraine: #Serbia: Bosnia-Herzegovina; #Montenegro, #Kosovo, #Russian unchecked information warfare. Ivana Stradner @ivanastradner ,  advisor to @FDD  Eastern Europe, cybersecurity, information operations, Russia's reflexive control, int'l law. https://www.fdd.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/ACM-Brief_May-2022-final.pdf https://news.yahoo.com/lavrov-calls-off-serbia-trip-140600969.html

  • #Afghanistan: Intelligence failure continues. Bill Roggio FDD. Husain Haqqani @husainhaqqani, former Pakistani Ambassador to the United States; Director, South & Central Asia, Hudson Institute

    Jun 07 2022

    Photo:  King Habibullah Khan with Afghan military men #Afghanistan: Intelligence failure continues.  Bill Roggio FDD. Husain Haqqani @husainhaqqani, former Pakistani Ambassador to the United States; Director, South & Central Asia,  Hudson Institute https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/06/01/west-has-hand-afghanistans-bleak-state/

  • #Pakistan: #Afghanistan: Khan defies Sharif; & What is to be done? Bill Roggio FDD. Husain Haqqani @husainhaqqani, former Pakistani Ambassador to the United States; Director, South & Central Asia, Hudson Institute

    Jun 07 2022

    Photo:   The Nawab Muhammad Bahawal Khan Abbasi V Bahadur (1883–1907) of en:Bahawalpur State. =The Abbasi Dynasty (Daudputra)  #Pakistan: #Afghanistan: Khan defies Sharif; & What is to be done? Bill Roggio FDD. Husain Haqqani @husainhaqqani, former Pakistani Ambassador to the United States; Director, South & Central Asia,  Hudson Institute https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/imran-khan-to-be-arrested-after-bail-ends-says-pakistan-minister-report-3041201 https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/im...more

  • 2/2: #Ukraine: The artillery war favors #Russia. Bradley Bowman FDD. Eisenhower's Message to the Allies, June 6, 1944.

    Jun 07 2022

    Photo: Small artillery of long ago. 2/2: #Ukraine: The artillery war favors #Russia. Bradley Bowman FDD. Eisenhower's Message to the Allies, June 6, 1944. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/putin-threatens-to-hit-new-targets-if-long-range-missiles-are-sent-to-ukraine/ar-AAY7jf6 https://chswildcatsushistory-ww2.weebly.com/eisenhowers-d-day-address.html

  • 1/2 #Ukraine: The artillery war favors #Russia. Bradley Bowman @Brad_L_Bowman @

    Jun 07 2022

    Photo:  Artillery — 16" BC 1/2   #Ukraine: The artillery war favors #Russia. Bradley Bowman  @Brad_L_Bowman @ https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/putin-threatens-to-hit-new-targets-if-long-range-missiles-are-sent-to-ukraine/ar-AAY7jf6

  • #Energy: LNG Supremacy & the Price of Everything. Bernard “Bud” Weinstein @TheHill, formerly at McGuire Energy Institute, Southern Methodist University; Goodenough College, London

    Jun 07 2022

    Photo: COVE POINT, Maryland (July 25, 2003)--The Coast Guard provides a security zone for the first shipment of liquified natural gas to Cove Point, Md., in 23 years. #Energy: LNG Supremacy & the Price of Everything. Bernard “Bud” Weinstein  @TheHill,  formerly at McGuire Energy Institute, Southern Methodist University; Goodenough College, London    https://pgjonline.com/news/2022/june/data-shows-may-us-lng-exports-reach-2nd-highest-as-latin-america-shipments-gain

  • #Ukraine: Why are we in Ukraine? Katrina vanden Heuvel @TheNation. @WashingtonPost

    Jun 07 2022

    Photo:  St. Michael church, Odessa  #Ukraine: Why are we in Ukraine? Katrina vanden Heuvel    @TheNation. @WashingtonPost https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/05/24/ukraine-russia-war-biden-strategy-debate/

  • 2/2: #PRC: Data evidence of murder by organ harvesting. Matthew Robertson @WSJOpinion; research Fellow at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.

    Jun 07 2022

    Photo:  The Peking Union Medical College was founded in 1906 by the American and British missionaries and funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. It remains one of the finest medical schools in China today. Not clear if it participates at all in organ theft. 2/2:  #PRC: Data evidence of murder by organ harvesting. Matthew Robertson @WSJOpinion; research Fellow at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-new-evidence-surgeon-doctor-execution-murder-priso...more

  • 1/2 #PRC: Data evidence of murder by organ harvesting. Matthew Robertson @WSJOpinion; research Fellow at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation

    Jun 07 2022

    Photo:  Edvard Munch - Vampire (1917), 1/2  #PRC: Data evidence of murder by organ harvesting. Matthew Robertson @WSJOpinion; research Fellow at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-new-evidence-surgeon-doctor-execution-murder-prisoner-organ-harvesting-donor-uyghur-falun-gong-genocide-human-rights-world-health-organization-who-11654012796

  • #PRC: #India stands up to #PRC aggression in the Himalayas. Nitin Gokhale @nitingokhale. National Security Analyst. http://BharatShakti.in and @StratNewsGlobal.com @GordonGChang, Gatestone.

    Jun 07 2022

    Photo:  A mountain artillery crew from the British Indian Army demonstrating assembly of the RML 2.5 inch Mountain Gun, c. 1895. #PRC: #India stands up to #PRC aggression in the Himalayas. Nitin Gokhale @nitingokhale. National Security Analyst. http://BharatShakti.in and @StratNewsGlobal.com  @GordonGChang, Gatestone. https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/25/china-is-building-a-bridge-on-a-disputed-himalayan-border-with-india.html

  • #PRC: Prospects of the Xi Campaign for a Third Term as General Secretary. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    Jun 07 2022

    Photo:  Dictator perpetuo ("dictator in perpetuity"), also called dictator in perpetuum, was the office held by Julius Caesar from 26 January or 15 February of the year 44 BCE until his death on 15 March.             Here:  Emperor Wu., Jin Wu Di, Tang dynasty. #PRC: Prospects of the Xi Campaign for a Third Term as General Secretary. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/06/05/chinas-zero-covid-catastrophe-threatens-xis-dream-becoming-new/

  • #Ukraine: Appeasement-Speak begins. Professor H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 06 2022

    Photo:   Crimean War - Harbour of Balaklava, The Cattle Pier, by Roger Fenton @Batchelorshow #Ukraine:  Appeasement-Speak begins.  Professor H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • 17b/17: #DurhamReporting: The unknowns of the 2017 post-Inauguration Russiagate. Svetlana Lokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 06 2022

    Photo:  Background to “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections”: The Analytic Process and Cyber Incident Attribution @Batchelorshow 17b/17: #DurhamReporting: The unknowns of the 2017 post-Inauguration Russiagate.  Svetlana Lokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • 17a/17: #DurhamReporting: The voluminous revelations from the "Not Guilty" verdict in the Michael Sussman trial. Svetlana Lokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 06 2022

    Photo:  John H. Durham, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut since February 2018. @Batchelorshow 17a/17: #DurhamReporting: The voluminous revelations from the "Not Guilty" verdict in the Michael Sussman trial.  Svetlana Lokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • #PacificWatch: The third year of the drought is also power price spikes and brownouts. @JCBliss

    Jun 06 2022

    Photo: A typical dry riverbed is seen in California, which is experiencing its worst megadrought in 1,200 years, precipitated by climate change, facing an existential threat and is therefore water rationing. @Batchelorshow #PacificWatch: The third year of the drought is also power price spikes and brownouts. @JCBliss https://grist.org/energy/report-california-hydropower-could-be-cut-in-half-this-summer/?campaign_id=49&emc=edit_ca_20220603&instance_id=63069&nl=california-today&...more

  • 4/4: The migrants of Johnstown PA. Russell Shorto

    Jun 06 2022

    Photo: Cambria Iron Company, Foundry, Lower Works, Johnstown, Cambria County, PA @Batchelorshow 4/4: The migrants of Johnstown PA. Russell Shorto. 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 emerge as a best-selling author dives into the history of the mob in small-town America. The best-...more

  • 3/4: The migrants of Johnstown PA. Russell Shorto.

    Jun 06 2022

    Photo: This is the famous dog ‘Romey’ owned by the Kress family of Johnstown. @Batchelorshow 3/4: The migrants of Johnstown PA. Russell Shorto. 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 emerge as a best-selling author dives into the history of the mob in small-town America. The best-sellin...more

  • 2/4: The migrants of Johnstown PA. Russell Shorto.

    Jun 06 2022

    Photo:    [Johnstown, Pa.:. Cityscape photograph @Batchelorshow 2/4: The migrants of Johnstown PA. Russell Shorto. 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 emerge as a best-selling author dives into the history of the mob in small-town America. The best-selling author Russell Shorto, prai...more

  • 1/4: The migrants of Johnstown PA. Russell Shorto.

    Jun 06 2022

    Photo:  Along the B. & O. R.R., Johnstown flood, Pa., U.S.A. @Batchelorshow 1/4: The migrants of Johnstown PA. Russell Shorto. 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 emerge as a best-selling author dives into the history of the mob in small-town America. The best-selling author Rus...more

  • #OzWatch: Death Adder vs Cane Toad on Magnetic Island off Queensland. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 05 2022

    Photo: Cane Toad male, feral in the Tanamai desert, Northern Teritory, Australia @Batchelorshow #OzWatch:  Death Adder vs Cane Toad on Magnetic Island off Queensland. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety Cane toads have reduced the population of a deadly reptile by almost 90 per cent, but on this island, they thrive .. Permissions Cane Toad male, feral in the Tanamai desert, Northern Teritory, Australia Source | Own work Author | Benjamint444 Photographed by Be...more

  • #OzWatch: The host learning professional cricket as New Zealand takes command over England. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 05 2022

    Photo: Eddie Gilbert, cricket, Australia @Batchelorshow #OzWatch: The host learning professional cricket as New Zealand takes command over England. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2022/jun/03/england-v-new-zealand-first-test-day-two-live-score-updates-cricket

  • #OzWatch: Polar surge strengthens into unusual early snow and more La Nina. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 05 2022

    Photo:  Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 @Batchelorshow #OzWatch: Polar surge strengthens into unusual early snow and more La Nina.  Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety Damaging wind hits south-east Australia amid another polar blast https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-03/rain-snow-cold-winds-hail-predicted-south-east-australia-weekend/101123538 https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/australia-braces-for-polar-blast-with-weekend-of-snow-icy-winds-...more

  • #Ukraine: Can the US lead to a successful peace treaty? Brussels POV. Professor H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 05 2022

    Photo: A wooden decoration adorns the wall at the Music and Drama Theater, where the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Ambassadors Jazz Band and the Ukrainian National Presidential Orchestra performed a concert in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, October 11, 2019.  @Batchelorshow #Ukraine:  Can the US lead to a successful peace treaty? Brussels POV.   Professor H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • #Ukraine Possibly both a succession crisis and military crisis that can remake the (Russian) State: Moscow POV. Professor H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 05 2022

    Photo: Succession — A gathering of members of the Romanov family in 1892, at the summer military manoeuvres in Krasnoye Selo. @Batchelorshow #Ukraine  Possibly both a succession crisis and military crisis that can remake the (Russian) State: Moscow POV. Professor H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • #Ukraine: It's about supply lines: Kyiv POV. Professor H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 05 2022

    Photo:  Navy Petty Officer fires a supply line to the USNS Supply @Batchelorshow #Ukraine: It's about supply lines: Kyiv POV.  Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • #Londinium90AD: Germanicus agrees that Poland is prepared to acquire rump Ukraine. Michael Vlahos. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 05 2022

    Photo: Poland — Władysław I the Elbow-high @Batchelorshow #Londinium90AD:  Germanicus agrees that Poland is prepared to acquire rump Ukraine. Michael Vlahos. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • #Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus consider potent foodstuffs blockades by the British, Germans, Americans and Russians. Michael Vlahos. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Jun 05 2022

    Photo: The smaller grain of wheat on the left, larger kernels of rye next, and triticale on the right – triticale grain is significantly larger than wheat. @Batchelorshow #Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus consider potent foodstuffs blockades by the British, Germans, Americans and Russians.  Michael Vlahos. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.ft.com/content/bbaa9e19-c07c-4222-a7f3-ce35cc4b1f1b

  • 4/4: #Gettysburg: Lee begins the campaign by crossing into Maryland, June 1, 1863. Jeff McCausland.

    Jun 05 2022

    Photo:  Round Top from Devil's Den, Gettysburg, Pa. @Batchelorshow 4/4: #Gettysburg: Lee begins the campaign by crossing into Maryland, June 1, 1863. Jeff McCausland. 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 In order to be a truly effective leade...more

  • 3/4: #Gettysburg: Lee begins the campaign by crossing into Maryland, June 1, 1863. Jeff McCausland.

    Jun 05 2022

    Photo: Plowing in Maryland @Batchelorshow 3/4: #Gettysburg: Lee begins the campaign by crossing into Maryland, June 1, 1863. Jeff McCausland. 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 In order to be a truly effective leader, it is necessary to le...more

  • 2/4: #Gettysburg: Lee begins the campaign by crossing into Maryland, June 1, 1863. Jeff McCausland.

    Jun 05 2022

    Photo: The last meeting of Gens. Lee & Jackson @Batchelorshow 2/4: #Gettysburg: Lee begins the campaign by crossing into Maryland, June 1, 1863. Jeff McCausland. 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 In order to be a truly effective leade...more

  • 1/4: #Gettysburg: Lee begins the campaign by crossing into Maryland, June 1, 1863. Jeff McCausland.

    Jun 05 2022

    Photo: General Robert E. Lee @Batchelorshow 1/4: #Gettysburg: Lee begins the campaign by crossing into Maryland, June 1, 1863. Jeff McCausland. 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 In order to be a truly effective leader, it is necessary to l...more

  • 2/2 HotelMars: Fifty years since Apollo 16 and the Moon buggy Robert Godwin, owner and founder of Apogee Space Books, & RGC Publishing. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com

    Jun 04 2022

    Photo:  View of Apollo 16 lunar sample no. 68815 2/2 HotelMars: Fifty years since Apollo 16 and the Moon buggy Robert Godwin, owner and founder of Apogee Space Books, & RGC Publishing. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_16

  • 1/2 #HotelMars: Fifty years since Apollo 16 and the Moon buggy. Robert Godwin, owner and founder of Apogee Space Books, & RGC Publishing. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com

    Jun 04 2022

    Photo:  NASA Apollo 17 Lunar Roving Vehicle 1/2 #HotelMars: Fifty years since Apollo 16 and the Moon buggy. Robert Godwin, owner and founder of Apogee Space Books, & RGC Publishing. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_16

  • 2/2: #Energy: Brownouts in Europe; brownouts in the US. Henry D. Sokolski @HenrySokolski, Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC). Henry #Sokolski @NuclearPolicy

    Jun 04 2022

    Photo:  A streetcar left stranded by a blackout. 2/2: #Energy: Brownouts in Europe; brownouts in the US. Henry D. Sokolski @HenrySokolski, Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC).  Henry #Sokolski  @NuclearPolicy https://news.yahoo.com/russias-energy-chokehold-over-eu-093000145.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9kdWNrZHVja2dvLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAEKltXh_Co4Kv7-pzTJtfGL3RSZqPXbWsiJYNsKOq8tUp-6lc2_S2M1p2OCBgk1tsnPWwmOQdl19xNp1kZ8zWfSm...more

  • 1/2: #Energy: Brownouts in Europe; brownouts in the US. Henry D. Sokolski @HenrySokolski, Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC). Henry #Sokolski @NuclearPolicy

    Jun 04 2022

    Photo: Brownout/blackout 1/2: #Energy: Brownouts in Europe; brownouts in the US. Henry D. Sokolski @HenrySokolski, Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC).  Henry #Sokolski  @NuclearPolicy https://news.yahoo.com/russias-energy-chokehold-over-eu-093000145.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9kdWNrZHVja2dvLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAEKltXh_Co4Kv7-pzTJtfGL3RSZqPXbWsiJYNsKOq8tUp-6lc2_S2M1p2OCBgk1tsnPWwmOQdl19xNp1kZ8zWfSmTQGI_TJINPiMmcfWsjlm8IJF...more

  • 4/4: No Escape: The True Story of China's Genocide of the Uyghurs, by Nury Turkel.

    Jun 04 2022

    Photo:  Child working in the handicraft center; Kashgar, Xinjiang, China. 4/4: No Escape: The True Story of China's Genocide of the Uyghurs, by Nury Turkel.   Hardcover – May 10, 2022 https://www.amazon.com/No-Escape-Chinas-Genocide-Uyghurs/dp/1335469567 In recent years, the People’s Republic of China has rounded up as many as three million Uyghurs, placing them in what it calls “reeducation camps,” facilities most of the world identifies as concentration camps. There, the genocide and enslav...more

  • 3/4: No Escape: The True Story of China's Genocide of the Uyghurs, by Nury Turkel.

    Jun 04 2022

    Photo:  Uyghur blacksmiths; screen grab 3/4: No Escape: The True Story of China's Genocide of the Uyghurs, by Nury Turkel.   Hardcover – May 10, 2022 https://www.amazon.com/No-Escape-Chinas-Genocide-Uyghurs/dp/1335469567 In recent years, the People’s Republic of China has rounded up as many as three million Uyghurs, placing them in what it calls “reeducation camps,” facilities most of the world identifies as concentration camps. There, the genocide and enslavement of the Uyghur people are ong...more

  • 2/4: No Escape: The True Story of China's Genocide of the Uyghurs, by Nury Turkel.

    Jun 04 2022

    Photo:  One of the many donkeys for sale at the open air bazaar; Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.   2/4: No Escape: The True Story of China's Genocide of the Uyghurs, by Nury Turkel.  Hardcover – May 10, 2022 https://www.amazon.com/No-Escape-Chinas-Genocide-Uyghurs/dp/1335469567 In recent years, the People’s Republic of China has rounded up as many as three million Uyghurs, placing them in what it calls “reeducation camps,” facilities most of the world identifies as concentration camps. There, the g...more

  • 1/4: No Escape: The True Story of China's Genocide of the Uyghurs, by Nury Turkel.

    Jun 04 2022

    Photo:  Uighur woman from Bezeklik murals 1/4: No Escape: The True Story of China's Genocide of the Uyghurs, by Nury Turkel.    Hardcover – May 10, 2022 https://www.amazon.com/No-Escape-Chinas-Genocide-Uyghurs/dp/1335469567 In recent years, the People’s Republic of China has rounded up as many as three million Uyghurs, placing them in what it calls “reeducation camps,” facilities most of the world identifies as concentration camps. There, the genocide and enslavement of the Uyghur people ar...more

  • #Mars: Perseverance with a pebble in its foot. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    Jun 04 2022

    Photo: Perseverance, NASA image #Mars: Perseverance with a pebble in its foot. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/a-rock-stows-away-on-perseverance/

  • #SpaceX: More flight contracts to ISS. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    Jun 04 2022

    Photo:  CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Falcon 9 rocket soars off Space Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, carrying the SpaceX CRS-4 mission to orbit.  #SpaceX: More flight contracts to ISS. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/spacex-wins-more-nasa-manned-flights-to-iss/

  • #Italy: Reopening completely for tourists and superior springtime. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation

    Jun 04 2022

    Photo:  Pisa from The Great Eastern Railway Company's Tourist-Guide to the Continent. ... With illustrations ... and a map #Italy: Reopening completely for tourists and superior springtime. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/italy-to-lift-covid-entry-rules-on-june-1/

  • #PacificWatch: Mountain lion in English class. @JCBliss

    Jun 04 2022

    Photo:  Mountain Lion, Montezuma Castle national monument #PacificWatch: Mountain lion in English class. @JCBliss https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-06-01/students-at-san-mateo-county-school-evacuated-after-mountain-lion-goes-to-class

  • #SmallBusinessAmerica: Mental health and mentoring advantages. @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

    Jun 04 2022

    Photo:  Sucidal melancholia #SmallBusinessAmerica: Mental health and mentoring advantages.   @GeneMarks   @Guardian @PhillyInquirer https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/pages/employers-surge-in-mental-health-issues.aspx https://genemarks.medium.com/training-mentorship-and-other-tips-after-hiring-recent-college-grads-3a9af1a1d5ae

  • #SmallBusinessAmerica: The slowdown is everywhere. @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

    Jun 04 2022

    Photo:  Great Depressions (Mature Capitalisms) and the Results. Mature Capitalisms occur every 60-years and are recorded forty-times in records dating back 4,000 years. #SmallBusinessAmerica: The slowdown is everywhere. @GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer https://www.cbsnews.com/news/optimism-small-business-owners-inflation/ Permissions Mature Capitalisms occur every 60-years and are recorded forty-times in records dating back 4,000 years Date | 6 January 2019 Source | Own work Author ...more

  • #Markets: Elon Musk and the high-end consumers are hesitating. Jim McTague, former Washington Editor, Barron’s Washington.

    Jun 04 2022

    Photo:     Sign of Washington State Employment Service, Yakima, Washington #Markets: Elon Musk and the high-end consumers are hesitating. Jim McTague, former Washington Editor, Barron’s Washington.   https://www.wsj.com/articles/elon-musk-eyes-tesla-staff-cuts-11654274682?mod=hp_lead_pos1 https://www.wsj.com/articles/may-jobs-report-unemployment-rate-2022-11654195243

  • #Congress: The do-nothing of "Do something!" Dan Henninger, @WSJOpinion. WSJ editorial board and Wonder Land columnist.

    Jun 04 2022

    Photo:  Berryman Political Cartoon Collection #Congress: The do-nothing of "Do something!" Dan Henninger, @WSJOpinion.   WSJ editorial board and Wonder Land columnist.   https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-do-something-wont-work-uvalde-texas-shooting-gun-control-policy-politics-11654115980

  • #NewWorldReport: Robot mining in Peru. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Jun 03 2022

    Photo:  The Atlas Copco Rig Control System can autonomously execute a drilling plan on a drilling rig, moving the rig into position using GPS, set up the drill rig and drill down to specified depths. Similarly, the Transmin Rocklogic system can automatically plan a path to position a rockbreaker at a selected destination.  Here:  Atlas Copco headquarters. #NewWorldReport: Robot mining in Peru. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @rev...more

  • #NewWorldReport: #Chile fervor. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Jun 03 2022

    Photo: A government artillery unit during the Chilean civil war of 1891. #NewWorldReport: #Chile fervor. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis https://www.wsj.com/articles/chiles-proposed-constitution-could-upend-its-free-market-model-11653915601

  • #NewWorldReport: The uninvited. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Jun 03 2022

    Photo:  The Summits of the Americas are institutionalized gatherings of the heads of state and government of the Western Hemisphere where leaders discuss common policy issues, affirm shared values and commit to concerted actions at the national and regional level to address continuing and new challenges faced in the Americas.  #NewWorldReport: The uninvited.  Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis https://www.msn.com/en-u...more

  • #NewWorldReport: Colombia surprise. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Jun 03 2022

    Photo: Chilean presidents #NewWorldReport: Colombia surprise. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/article262046237.html

  • #Iran: Red Sea threats. Mickey Segall, senior analyst at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and at Acumen Risk Advisors. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    Jun 03 2022

    Photo:  Israelites crossing the Red Sea, by Caspar Luyken #Iran: Red Sea threats. Mickey Segall, senior analyst at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and at Acumen Risk Advisors.  Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1  https://www.jns.org/irgc-has-covert-presence-in-red-sea-says-top-defense-researcher/ Mickey Segall, IDF Lt.-Col. (ret.) Michael (Mickey) Segall, an expert on strategic issues with a focus on Iran, terrorism, and the Middle East, is a senior analyst at the Jerusale...more

  • #Iraq: Yazidis in war. Michael Knights is the Jill and Jay Bernstein Fellow at The Washington Institute. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    Jun 03 2022

    Photo:  “Our operation was carried out in response to the recent aggression on the outskirts of Kirkuk and Dohuk,” the statement by the new Ahrar Sinjar (Free People of Sinjar) group said. “These drones hit the intended targets with high accuracy, as a result of which the occupiers suffered material and human losses" Here:  A Yazidi chief in Bashiqa, Iraq - picture by Albert Kahn (1910s) #Iraq: Yazidis in war.  Michael Knights is the Jill and Jay Bernstein Fellow at The Washington Institute. ...more

  • #Israel: The meaning of Jerusalem Day. Dore Gold, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    Jun 03 2022

    Photo: Jerusalem Day is an Israeli national holiday that commemorates the reunification of East Jerusalem with West Jerusalem following the Six-Day War of 1967. #Israel: The meaning of Jerusalem Day. Dore Gold, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.  Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1   https://jcpa.org/jerusalem-day-correcting-a-historical-injustice/ Ambassador Dore Gold has served as President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs since 2000. From June 2015 until October 2016...more

  • #Paraguay: Assassination on the beach. Emanuele Ottolenghi, senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; expert at its Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1.

    Jun 03 2022

    Photo:  Tobacco harvest, near Villarrica in Paraguay #Paraguay: Assassination on the beach. Emanuele Ottolenghi, senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; expert at its Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance.  Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1.    https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2022/05/17/murder-on-the-beach/ Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi is a senior Fellow at FDD and an expert at FDD’s Center on Economic and Financial Power (CEFP) focused on Hezbollah’s Latin America illicit...more

  • #EU: Europeans learn to argue in a crisis. Stanley Pignal, @spignal. Charlemagne columnist and Brussels bureau chief for @TheEconomist.

    Jun 03 2022

    Photo:  Disagreements within the Church. #EU: Europeans learn to argue in a crisis. Stanley Pignal, @spignal. Charlemagne columnist and Brussels bureau chief for  @TheEconomist. https://www.economist.com/europe/2022/06/02/europe-is-squabbling-but-remains-united-where-it-really-matters

  • #ScalaReport: Empty parking lots in Silicon Valley and the Zombie of 2022. Chris Riegel, @Scala CEO, @STRATACACHE, #TheScalaReport

    Jun 03 2022

    Photo:  Empty parking lot. Screen grab. #ScalaReport: Empty parking lots in Silicon Valley, and the Zombie of 2022. Chris Riegel, @Scala CEO,  @STRATACACHE, #TheScalaReport https://www.afr.com/markets/equity-markets/silicon-valley-vc-funds-are-the-unlikely-prophets-of-doom-20220601-p5aq8c

  • #Venezuela. Entreating Caracas; & What is to be done? Mary Anastasia O’Grady, @MaryAnastasiaOG Wall Street Journal editorial board and “The Americas” columnist.

    Jun 03 2022

    Photo:  Caracas, 1812 #Venezuela. Entreating Caracas; & What is to be done? Mary Anastasia O’Grady, @MaryAnastasiaOG      Wall Street Journal editorial board and “The Americas” columnist.    https://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuela-sets-a-trap-for-biden-nicolas-maduro-oil-chevron-trade-negotiations-quid-pro-quo-11653596637

  • #Markets: Inflation is the American Rescue Plan 2021 and Jerome Powell 2021. Veronique de Rugy, @veroderugy, @GeorgeMasonU, @Mercatus Center, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University & NRO Online.

    Jun 03 2022

    Photo:  Thrift #Markets: Inflation is the American Rescue Plan 2021 and Jerome Powell 2021. Veronique de Rugy, @veroderugy,  @GeorgeMasonU, @Mercatus Center, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University & NRO Online. https://www.creators.com/read/veronique-de-rugy/06/22/when-will-magical-economic-thinking-from-biden-and-co-end

  • #Turkey: Unearthed temple mysteries before farming. Piotr Zalewski, Turkey correspondent for @TheEconomist

    Jun 03 2022

    Photo:  Göbekli Tepe, Şanlıurfa  — archaeological dig #Turkey: Unearthed temple mysteries before farming. Piotr Zalewski, Turkey correspondent for @TheEconomist https://www.economist.com/culture/2022/05/25/turkeys-temple-mounds-illuminate-the-birth-of-civilisation .. Permissions Göbekli Tepe, Şanlıurfa Date | 6 September 2011  /   Source | Own work   /   Author | Teomancimit I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license: This file is licensed under...more

  • #NYC: Gunplay and SCOTUS. Harry Siegel, @harrysiegel @NYDailyNews and The Daily Beast.

    Jun 03 2022

    Photo:  Hand-Gun. Reign of Edward IV #NYC: Gunplay and SCOTUS. Harry Siegel, @harrysiegel  @NYDailyNews and The Daily Beast. https://www.nydailynews.com/harry-siegel-staff.html

  • 2/2: #Ukraine: The return of NSC 68 (1950) and roll-back. Anatol Lieven, @LievenAnatol Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Georgetown University Atlantic Monthly.

    Jun 03 2022

    Photo: Paul Nitze 2/2:  #Ukraine: The return of NSC 68 (1950) and roll-back. Anatol Lieven, @LievenAnatol    Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.  Georgetown University  Atlantic Monthly. https://quincyinst.org/2022/06/01/cold-war-catastrophes-the-u-s-can-avoid-this-time/

  • 1/2: #Ukraine: The return of NSC 68 (1950) and roll-back. Anatol Lieven, @LievenAnatol Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Georgetown University Atlantic Monthly.

    Jun 03 2022

    Photo:   G.K. [i.e., George Kennan] in Siberian exile dress, each piece given by an exile from the dress he had worn 1/2:  #Ukraine: The return of NSC 68 (1950)  and roll-back. Anatol Lieven, @LievenAnatol    Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.  Georgetown University  Atlantic Monthly. https://quincyinst.org/2022/06/01/cold-war-catastrophes-the-u-s-can-avoid-this-time/ Containing Russia is a good idea. Crusading against it is not. by Anatol Lieven https://www.theatlantic.com/i...more

  • #PRC: Tariffs in play. Alan Tonelson, independent economic policy analyst who blogs at RealityChek and tweets at @AlanTonelson. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    Jun 02 2022

    Photo:  Tariff galop.   Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885  #PRC: Tariffs in play. Alan Tonelson, independent economic policy analyst who blogs at RealityChek and tweets at @AlanTonelson. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-24/us-must-be-strategic-on-china-tariffs-trade-chief-says

  • #PRC Bachelet fails the Uyghurs. Nury Turkel, commissioner of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hil

    Jun 02 2022

    Photo:  Brasília - President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva exchanges greetings with the presidents of Bolivia, Evo Morales ("a scent of the devil"); and Chile, Michelle Bachelet; at the end of the summit meeting of the Union of South American Nations. Not surprisingly, in view of her posse, Sra Bachelet left a poor economy at the end of her presidency. Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria is a Chilean politician who's served as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights since 2018 #PRC Bache...more

  • #PRC: Property collapse into recession. Anne Stevenson-Yang, co-founder of J Capital Research Ltd. and author of, China Alone: The Emergence From, and Pending Return To, Isolation. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    Jun 02 2022

    Photo:  Skyscrapers.   #PRC: Property collapse into recession. Anne Stevenson-Yang, co-founder of J Capital Research Ltd. and author of, China Alone: The Emergence From, and Pending Return To, Isolation. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/31/china-faces-a-nearly-1-trillion-funding-gap-it-will-need-more-debt-to-fill-it.html

  • #PRC Human Rights and trade. Chris Smith, Member of Congress, New Jersey. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) on his H.R. 7193 to strip China of PNTR trade privileges

    Jun 02 2022

    Photo:  The Thirteen Factories, the area of Guangzhou to which China's Western trade was restricted from 1757–1842 #PRC Human Rights and trade. Chris Smith, Member of Congress, New Jersey. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.  Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) on his H.R. 7193 to strip China of PNTR trade privileges https://thehill.com/opinion/international/3484262-we-should-be-restricting-not-expanding-trade-with-china/

  • #Mars: Shepherding Ingenuity. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    Jun 02 2022

    Photo:  Structural design of internal hardware of Ingenuity #Mars: Shepherding Ingenuity. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/engineers-rethinking-ingenuity-operations-to-keep-it-alive-through-the-winter/

  • #SpaceX: Starship regulations delayed a promising two weeks. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    Jun 02 2022

    Photo:  Boca Chica, Texas #SpaceX: Starship regulations delayed a promising two weeks. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/faa-once-again-delays-approval-for-launching-starship-from-boca-chica/

  • #Ukraine: Proposing to reconstruct #Ukraine with Russian energy assets. Michael Bernstam, Hoover Institution

    Jun 02 2022

    Photo:  An earlier, massive reconstruction:  Construction in West Berlin with the help of the Marshall Plan after 1948. The plaque reads: "Emergency Program Berlin – with the help of the Marshall Plan" #Ukraine: Proposing to reconstruct #Ukraine with Russian energy assets. Michael Bernstam, Hoover Institution https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/31/opinions/ukraine-russia-assets-reconstruction-war-funds-michel/index.html

  • #Ukraine: Rescuing the Grain Fleet. Admiral James Stavridis (USN ret). Bloomberg Opinion. Author, To Risk It All.

    Jun 02 2022

    Photo:  USS Gerald R. Ford, as of 2018, was the US Navy's latest and most advanced nuclear powered aircraft carrier, and the largest naval vessel in the world. #Ukraine: Rescuing the Grain Fleet. Admiral James Stavridis (USN ret).  Bloomberg Opinion. Author, To Risk It All. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2022-05-29/russia-ukraine-war-break-putin-s-blockade-of-black-sea-wheat-ports?sref=5g4GmFHo

  • #Ukraine: NATO redeploys to the frontline. Jeff McCausland, @mccauslJ CBS News. Dickinson College Diamondsix.com

    Jun 02 2022

    Photo:  NATO-- Balkan War/Croatia War/Movements of Croatian forces, Operation Medak pocket. #Ukraine: NATO redeploys to the frontline. Jeff McCausland, @mccauslJ  CBS News. Dickinson College Diamondsix.com https://defence24.com/armed-forces/hundreds-of-himars-systems-for-poland-rocket-revolution-in-the-polish-military .. Permissions Balkan War/Croatia War/Movements of Croatian forces, Operation Medak pocket. Date | 12.6.2006 Source | en wikipedia Author | en:User:ChrisO | Permission is ...more

  • #Ukraine: Firepower. Jeff McCausland, @mccauslJ CBS News. Dickinson College Diamondsix.com

    Jun 02 2022

    Photo:  An M1A1 tank firing its main gun #Ukraine: Firepower. Jeff McCausland, @mccauslJ  CBS News. Dickinson College Diamondsix.com https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/kremlin-warns-biden-sending-rockets-to-ukraine-adding-fuel-to-the-fire/ar-AAXYhPj

  • #Keystone: Fly-fishing for mental health. SalenaZito.com

    Jun 02 2022

    Photo:   The Gentle Art, from Ernest E. Briggs (1908)    Angling and Art in Scotland, London:  Longmans, Green and Company   #Keystone: Fly-fishing for mental health.  SalenaZito.com washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/sisterhood-of-the-fly-rod 

  • #Keystone: Braddock, Pennsylvania, is the 250-year story of the state. SalenaZito.com

    Jun 02 2022

    Photo:   Near Braddock, Pa., where Edward Braddock's army was defeated, July 9, 1755; also scene of meeting of "Whiskey Rebels" and Pennsylvania MIlitia for their march on Pittsburg, Aug. 1, 1794. #Keystone: Braddock, Pennsylvania, is the 250-year story of the state.   SalenaZito.com   https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/insight/2022/05/29/salena-zito-middle-of-nowhere-braddock-politicians-rhetoric-voters-concerns/stories/202205290032?cid=search

  • #India: The Congress Party fades right in front of its heir, Rahul Gandhi. Sadanand Dhume, resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute. @dhume @AEI @WSJOpinion

    Jun 02 2022

    Photo:  First session of Indian National Congress, Bombay, 28–31 December 1885 #India: The Congress Party fades right in front of its heir, Rahul Gandhi.  Sadanand Dhume, resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute.  @dhume   @AEI @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/indian-democracy-suffers-for-a-lack-of-a-competent-opposition-rahul-gandhi-dynasty-congress-11653600713

  • #Commodities: Coffee moderates; food and fuel do not. Simon Constable Forbes Edinburgh; 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"

    Jun 02 2022

    Photo:  Spreading coffee beans in Brazil #Commodities: Coffee moderates; food and fuel do not. Simon Constable  Forbes Edinburgh; 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 Beat the Market.  

  • #Ukraine: Why are we in #Ukraine? George Friedman. @George_Friedman @GPFutures, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures

    Jun 02 2022

    Photo:  Ukrainians of central Ukraine #Ukraine: Why are we in #Ukraine? George Friedman.  @George_Friedman @GPFutures, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures https://geopoliticalfutures.com/americas-interests-in-ukraine/?tpa=NmE3MWM3ODA4ZmRiMmU1MjU1YTFiMDE2NTQ3ODg5MjU5OTFkNDc&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=https://geopoliticalfutures.com/americas-interests-in-ukraine/?tpa=NmE3MWM3ODA4ZmRiMmU1MjU1YTFiMDE2NTQ3ODg5MjU5OTFkNDc&utm_content&utm_campaign=P...more

  • #Ukraine: Henry Kissinger and the century-long Russian threat to world order. George Friedman. @George_Friedman @GPFutures, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures

    Jun 02 2022

    Photo:   Photograph of President Gerald Ford and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger Walking to the Summit Meeting Room at Okeansky Sanatorium in Vladivostok (city of seven hills and seven fjords), U.S.S.R. #Ukraine: Henry Kissinger and the century-long Russian threat to world order. George Friedman.  @George_Friedman @GPFutures, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures https://geopoliticalfutures.com/why-i-disagree-with-henry-kissinger/?tpa=NmE3MWM3ODA4ZmRiMmU1MjU1YTFiMDE2NTQ3ODg5MjU5OTFk...more

  • #Ukraine: Russia slowly nears its strategic goals. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs

    Jun 01 2022

    Photo:  Russian troops going to the front during First World War #Ukraine: Russia slowly nears its strategic goals.  Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/30/biden-will-not-supply-ukraine-with-long-range-rockets-that-can-hit-russia

  • #SriLanka: Collapse of food security; advance of #PRC. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs

    Jun 01 2022

    Photo:  Precipitation and irrigation map of Sri Lanka #SriLanka: Collapse of food security; advance of #PRC.  Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/31/people-are-going-to-die-crisis-hit-sri-lanka-runs-out-of-medicine

  • #Oceania: #PRC works to fence off #Australia and #NewZealand. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affair

    Jun 01 2022

    Photo:   1852 map of Oceania by J.G. Barbie du Bocage. Includes regions of Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia and Malaysia. #Oceania: #PRC works to fence off #Australia and #NewZealand. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs https://www.ft.com/content/d177b829-ef19-48a1-8c80-53d352018b84

  • #Australia: Meet the Albanese government and the new Defense Minister, Marles. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs

    Jun 01 2022

    Photo:  PM Anthony Albanese is from New South Wales.  Here:  Founding of the settlement of Port Jackson at Botany Bay in New South Wales in 1788 – Thomas Gosse #Australia: Meet the Albanese government and the new Defense Minister, Marles. Gregory R Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs https://www.news.com.au/national/federal-election/anthony-albanese-snubs-tanya-plibersek-and-hands-education-portfolio-to-jason-clare/news-story/310ce9c4eb748577ace6043cdc37ff90

  • #PRC: Quantum computers are the new Moon race. Patrick Tucker DefenseOne.com

    Jun 01 2022

    Photo:    IBM Q System One (2019), the first circuit-based commercial quantum computer #PRC: Quantum computers are the new Moon race. Patrick Tucker DefenseOne.com https://www.defenseone.com/policy/2022/05/white-house-sounds-alarm-threat-quantum-computers/366480/ Patrick Tucker, @DefTechPat @DefenseOne, Defense One technology editor, & author, The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move.  .. Permissions  IBM Quantum System One in Ehningen, Germany. Da...more

  • #Guam: Fortifying against the #PRC. Patrick Tucker, DefenseOne.com

    Jun 01 2022

    Photo:   A 1912 map of the Japanese Empire, showing Taiwan, which was under Japanese rule from 1895 to 1945.   #Guam: Fortifying against the #PRC. Patrick Tucker, DefenseOne.com https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2022/05/china-likely-use-nuclear-coercion-bid-take-taiwan-2027-stratcom-chief-says/366551/ Patrick Tucker, @DefTechPat @DefenseOne, Defense One technology editor, & author, The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move.  

  • #LondonCalling: Christine Lagarde's ECB remains dovish. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Jun 01 2022

    Photo:  "The ECB's deposit rate is currently -0.5%, meaning banks are charged to park cash at the central bank."  Here:  euro banknotes #LondonCalling:  Christine Lagarde's ECB remains dovish. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.ft.com/content/d177b829-ef19-48a1-8c80-53d352018b84

  • #LondonCalling: Britain celebrates the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Jun 01 2022

    Photo:    Elizabeth I in her coronation robes, patterned with Tudor roses and trimmed with ermine; c 1600 #LondonCalling: Britain celebrates the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/05/31/keir-starmer-patriotic-duty-celebrate-queens-platinum-jubilee/

  • #Oceania: The unhappiness with the US Trusteeships of Palau, FSM and the Marshall Islands. @CleoPaskal, FDD

    Jun 01 2022

    Photo:    Manila Galleon in the Marianas and Carolinas, c. 1590 Boxer Codex #Oceania:  The unhappiness with the US Trusteeships of Palau, FSM and the Marshall Islands. @CleoPaskal, FDD https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/china-launches-empire-building-exercise-pacific-theatre Cleo Paskal  FDD, associate Fellow at Chatham House; Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Geopolitics, Manipal University, India;  adjunct professor of Global Change, School of Communication and Management Studi...more

  • #Oceania: Wang Yi rebuffed by Pacific Islanders. @CleoPaskal, FDD

    Jun 01 2022

    Photo:  Wang Yi (王毅) translates as:  King, Resolute.  Character here:  simplified/Communist writing. #Oceania: Wang Yi rebuffed by Pacific Islanders.  @CleoPaskal, FDD https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/china-launches-empire-building-exercise-pacific-theatre https://on.ft.com/3G3Kk8s Cleo Paskal  FDD, 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

  • #StateThinking: Does the White House aim to win in Ukraine? @MaryKissel, Former Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State. Executive VP Stephens Inc.

    Jun 01 2022

    Photo:    Battle of Hastings, 1066 Early modern warfare.  The Battle of Hastings was fought on 14 October 1066 between the Norman-French army of William, the Duke of Normandy, and an English army under the Anglo-Saxon King Harold Godwinson, beginning the Norman conquest of England. #StateThinking: Does the White House aim to win in Ukraine?   @MaryKissel, Former Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State. Executive VP Stephens Inc. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/watch-live-secretary-of...more

  • #StateThinking: Antony Blinken's #PRC-thinking. @MaryKissel, Former Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State. Executive VP Stephens Inc

    Jun 01 2022

    Photo:  Three people kowtowing to an altar. #StateThinking: Antony Blinken's #PRC-thinking.  @MaryKissel, Former Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State. Executive VP Stephens Inc. https://thediplomat.com/2022/05/blinken-emphasizes-cooperation-including-with-beijing-in-china-policy-speech/ .. Permissions Description | Three people 'kowtowing' to an altar. Wood engraving.Iconographic Collections Credit line |  | This file comes from Wellcome Images, a website operated by Wellcome Trust, a...more

  • #Energy: How to deal with an exogenous shock. Richard A Epstein, @RichardAEpstein, @HooverInst, Tisch Professor of Law NYU Bedford Senior Fellow; Hoover Institution; senior lecturer, University of Chicago Law School

    Jun 01 2022

    Photo:   The location of shale gas compared to other types of gas deposits #Energy: How to deal with an exogenous shock. Richard A Epstein, @RichardAEpstein, @HooverInst, Tisch Professor of Law NYU Bedford Senior Fellow; Hoover Institution;  senior lecturer, University of Chicago Law School .    https://www.eenews.net/articles/clock-ticking-as-bipartisan-energy-gang-huddles-again/

  • A Short History of SCOTUS and Redistricting. Richard A Epstein, @RichardAEpstein, @HooverInst, Tisch Professor of Law NYU Bedford Senior Fellow; Hoover Institution; senior lecturer, University of Chicago Law School.

    Jun 01 2022

    Photo:  Gerrymandering —The image appeared in a news article by Elkanah Tisdale in 1813 A Short History of SCOTUS and Redistricting. Richard A Epstein, @RichardAEpstein, @HooverInst, Tisch Professor of Law NYU Bedford Senior Fellow; Hoover Institution;  senior lecturer, University of Chicago Law School.     https://www.hoover.org/research/seeking-way-out-redistricting-chaos

  • #Energy: Brownouts; & What is to be done? @LizPeek The Hill Fox News

    Jun 01 2022

    Photo:  Vehicle lights provided the only illumination during the 2009 Ecuador electricity crisis #Energy:  Brownouts; & What is to be done? @LizPeek The Hill Fox News https://www.wsj.com/articles/my-plan-for-fighting-inflation-joe-biden-gas-prices-economy-unemployment-jobs-covid-11653940654?mod=opinion_lead_pos5 .. Permissions'' Calle Larga during power cut (see w:2009 Ecuador electricity crisis), Cuenca, Ecuador Date | 19 November 2009 (7:04 pm) Source | Self-photographed Author | ...more

  • #Markets: Comment on President Biden's op-ed in the WSJ. @LizPeek The Hill Fox News

    Jun 01 2022

    Photo:  Esso operations in Argentina, (left): A WICO-Standard branded pump, c. 1928. "I grew up in a family where it mattered when the price of gas or groceries rose. We felt it around the kitchen table."  During President Biden's childhood, it appears that the price of gasoline barely changed.  #Markets: Comment on President Biden's op-ed in the WSJ.  @LizPeek The Hill Fox News https://www.wsj.com/articles/my-plan-for-fighting-inflation-joe-biden-gas-prices-economy-unemployment-jobs-covi...more

  • 4/4 The Orphans of Davenport, by Marilyn Brookwood

    May 31 2022

    Photo:  G. K. Chesterton, an opponent of eugenics, in 1909, by the photographer Ernest Herbert Mills 4/4    The Orphans of Davenport: Eugenics, the Great Depression, and the War over Children's Intelligence, by Marilyn Brookwood  @MarilynBrookwo1    @wwnorton.  https://www.amazon.com/Orphans-Davenport-Depression-Childrens-Intelligence/dp/1631494686 The fascinating―and eerily timely―tale of the forgotten, Depression-era psychologists who launched the modern science of childhood development. “...more

  • 3/4 The Orphans of Davenport, by Marilyn Brookwood

    May 31 2022

    Photo:  In the decades after World War II, the term "eugenics" took on a negative connotation and became increasingly unpopular within academic science. Many organizations and journals that had their origins in the eugenics movement began to distance themselves from the philosophy, as when Eugenics Quarterly became Social Biology in 1969.             Margaret Higgins Sanger founded the American Birth Control League, which later became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She is widely c...more

  • 2/4 The Orphans of Davenport, by Marilyn

    May 31 2022

    Photo:  Francis Galton was an early eugenicist, coining the term, itself. 2/4    The Orphans of Davenport: Eugenics, the Great Depression, and the War over Children's Intelligence, by Marilyn Brookwood  @MarilynBrookwo1    @wwnorton.  https://www.amazon.com/Orphans-Davenport-Depression-Childrens-Intelligence/dp/1631494686 The fascinating―and eerily timely―tale of the forgotten, Depression-era psychologists who launched the modern science of childhood development. “Doomed from birth” was how ...more

  • 1/4 The Orphans of Davenport, by Marilyn Brookwood

    May 31 2022

    Photo:  Logo from the Second International Eugenics Conference, 1921, depicting eugenics as a tree which unites a variety of different fields 1/4    The Orphans of Davenport: Eugenics, the Great Depression, and the War over Children's Intelligence, by Marilyn Brookwood  @MarilynBrookwo1    @wwnorton.  https://www.amazon.com/Orphans-Davenport-Depression-Childrens-Intelligence/dp/1631494686 The fascinating―and eerily timely―tale of the forgotten, Depression-era psychologists who launched the mo...more

  • 4/4 The Unknowns: The Untold Story of America’s Unknown Soldier and WWI’s Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home, by Patrick K. O'Donnell.

    May 31 2022

    Photo:  German U-Boat in N.Y.,  1915 4/4:  The Unknowns: The Untold Story of America’s Unknown Soldier and WWI’s Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home, by Patrick K. O'Donnell.  Hardcover – May 22, 2018   https://www.amazon.com/Unknowns-Americas-Soldier-Decorated-Brought/dp/0802128335 When the first Unknown Soldier was laid to rest in Arlington, General John Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Force in WWI, selected eight of America’s most decorated, battle-hardened vete...more

  • 3/4 The Unknowns: The Untold Story of America’s Unknown Soldier and WWI’s Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home, by Patrick K. O'Donnell

    May 31 2022

    Photo:  World War I by François Flameng; aeroplane  3/4:  The Unknowns: The Untold Story of America’s Unknown Soldier and WWI’s Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home, by Patrick K. O'Donnell.  Hardcover – May 22, 2018   https://www.amazon.com/Unknowns-Americas-Soldier-Decorated-Brought/dp/0802128335 When the first Unknown Soldier was laid to rest in Arlington, General John Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Force in WWI, selected eight of America’s most decorated, batt...more

  • 2/4 The Unknowns: The Untold Story of America’s Unknown Soldier and WWI’s Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home, by Patrick K. O'Donnell.

    May 31 2022

    Photo:   During World War I, an estimated 12,000 Native American soldiers served in the U.S. military, and tens of thousands of Native Americans supported the war at home by working in war industries, purchasing war bonds, and assisting in war relief efforts.  Here:  Choctaws in training in World War I for coded radio and telephone transmissions. 2/4:  The Unknowns: The Untold Story of America’s Unknown Soldier and WWI’s Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home, by Patrick K. O'Donnell.  Hard...more

  • 1/4 The Unknowns: The Untold Story of America’s Unknown Soldier and WWI’s Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home, by Patrick K. O'Donnell.

    May 31 2022

    Photo:  Monument to the Unknown Dead, National Cemetery, Arlington 1/4:  The Unknowns: The Untold Story of America’s Unknown Soldier and WWI’s Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home, by Patrick K. O'Donnell.  Hardcover – May 22, 2018   https://www.amazon.com/Unknowns-Americas-Soldier-Decorated-Brought/dp/0802128335 When the first Unknown Soldier was laid to rest in Arlington, General John Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Force in WWI, selected eight of America’s most ...more

  • 8/8: The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918, by Nick Lloyd

    May 31 2022

    Photo:  German Albatros D.III biplane fighters near Douai, France, 1917 8/8:  The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918, by Nick Lloyd – March 30, 2021. Hardcover. https://www.amazon.com/Western-Front-History-Great-1914-1918/dp/B09NS2DT8X   A panoramic history of the savage combat on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 that came to define modern warfare. The Western Front evokes images of mud-spattered men in waterlogged trenches, shielded from artillery blasts and machine...more

  • 7/8: The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918, by Nick Lloyd

    May 31 2022

    Photo:  Lord Kitchener of Khartoum.              Courtesy of The Trustees of Reservations, Archives & Research Center 7/8:  The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918, by Nick Lloyd – March 30, 2021. Hardcover. https://www.amazon.com/Western-Front-History-Great-1914-1918/dp/B09NS2DT8X   A panoramic history of the savage combat on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 that came to define modern warfare. The Western Front evokes images of mud-spattered men in waterlogged tr...more

  • 6/8: The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918, by Nick Lloyd

    May 31 2022

    Photo:  View of the Place Maréchal-Foch and the Cours Saint-Pierre in Nantes 6/8:  The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918, by Nick Lloyd – March 30, 2021. Hardcover. https://www.amazon.com/Western-Front-History-Great-1914-1918/dp/B09NS2DT8X   A panoramic history of the savage combat on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 that came to define modern warfare. The Western Front evokes images of mud-spattered men in waterlogged trenches, shielded from artillery blasts and ma...more

  • 5/8: The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918, by Nick Lloyd

    May 31 2022

    Photo:  NEUILLY-SUR-MARNE - Bord de Marne 5/8:  The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918, by Nick Lloyd – March 30, 2021. Hardcover. https://www.amazon.com/Western-Front-History-Great-1914-1918/dp/B09NS2DT8X   A panoramic history of the savage combat on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 that came to define modern warfare. The Western Front evokes images of mud-spattered men in waterlogged trenches, shielded from artillery blasts and machine-gun fire by a few feet of di...more

  • 4/8: The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918, by Nick Lloyd

    May 31 2022

    Photo:  German field postcard from the 1st World War. "Images of war from the Vosges. Trenches lined with boards." 4/8:  The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918, by Nick Lloyd – March 30, 2021. Hardcover. https://www.amazon.com/Western-Front-History-Great-1914-1918/dp/B09NS2DT8X   A panoramic history of the savage combat on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 that came to define modern warfare. The Western Front evokes images of mud-spattered men in waterlogged trenches,...more

  • 3/8: The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918, by Nick Lloyd

    May 31 2022

    Photo: Belgian military pigeon loft 3/8:  The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918, by Nick Lloyd – March 30, 2021. Hardcover. https://www.amazon.com/Western-Front-History-Great-1914-1918/dp/B09NS2DT8X   A panoramic history of the savage combat on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 that came to define modern warfare. The Western Front evokes images of mud-spattered men in waterlogged trenches, shielded from artillery blasts and machine-gun fire by a few feet of dirt. Thi...more

  • 2/8: The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918, by Nick Lloyd

    May 31 2022

    Photo:   Mairi Chisholm and Elsie Knocker tend to a wounded Belgian soldier in their advanced dressing station, Pervyse, Belgium 2/8:  The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918, by Nick Lloyd – March 30, 2021. Hardcover. https://www.amazon.com/Western-Front-History-Great-1914-1918/dp/B09NS2DT8X   A panoramic history of the savage combat on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 that came to define modern warfare. The Western Front evokes images of mud-spattered men in waterlo...more

  • 1/8: The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918, by Nick Lloyd

    May 31 2022

    Photo:  Germany in WWI 1/8:  The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918, by Nick Lloyd – March 30, 2021. Hardcover. https://www.amazon.com/Western-Front-History-Great-1914-1918/dp/B09NS2DT8X   A panoramic history of the savage combat on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 that came to define modern warfare. The Western Front evokes images of mud-spattered men in waterlogged trenches, shielded from artillery blasts and machine-gun fire by a few feet of dirt. This iconic sett...more

  • #OzWatch: Antarctic Surge joins La Nina and Indian Ocean Dipole. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    May 30 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. 1630 Four Horseman. @Batchelorshow #OzWatch: Antarctic Surge joins La Nina and Indian Ocean Dipole. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/polar-surge-headed-towards-australia/news-story/570c6538401126bd977681f2b6a04a90

  • #PacificWatch: The stolen surfboard of 2020 in the LA Mayoral vote. @JCBliss

    May 30 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. LA 1897 @Batchelorshow #PacificWatch: The stolen surfboard of 2020 in the LA Mayoral vote. @JCBliss https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-05-27/how-will-the-candidates-in-l-a-s-mayors-race-keep-the-city-safe

  • #Ukraine: The return of Thomas Hobbes and "All against All.". Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    May 30 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. 1651 Thomas Hobbes frontispiece Leviathan @Batchelorshow #Ukraine:  The return of Thomas Hobbes and "All against All.". Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.economist.com/leaders/2022/05/26/ukraine-needs-support-not-timorous-advice?utm_medium=social-media.content.np&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=editorial-social&utm_content=discovery.content

  • #Ukraine: Loose nuke talk and NATO's slow-walking escalation. Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    May 30 2022

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. Kremlin @Batchelorshow #Ukraine:  Loose nuke talk and NATO's slow-walking escalation. Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://en.interfax.com.ua/news/general/835439.html

  • 4/4 Putin's War in Syria: Russian Foreign Policy and the Price of America's Absence, by Anna Borshchevskaya.

    May 30 2022

    Photo:Damascus 1900 4/4   Putin's War in Syria: Russian Foreign Policy and the Price of America's Absence, by  Anna Borshchevskaya.  Hardcover – November 4, 2021  https://www.amazon.com/Putins-War-Syria-Russian-Americas/dp/0755634632/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3DSR0TXDGCJEJ&keywords=anna+borshchevskaya&qid=1644188369&s=books&sprefix=anna+borshchevskaya%2Cstripbooks%2C86&sr=1-1 Putin intervened in Syria in September 2015, with international critics predicting that Russia would ove...more

  • 3/4 Putin's War in Syria: Russian Foreign Policy and the Price of America's Absence, by Anna Borshchevskaya.

    May 30 2022

    Photo: Damascus 1870 3/4   Putin's War in Syria: Russian Foreign Policy and the Price of America's Absence, by  Anna Borshchevskaya.  Hardcover – November 4, 2021  https://www.amazon.com/Putins-War-Syria-Russian-Americas/dp/0755634632/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3DSR0TXDGCJEJ&keywords=anna+borshchevskaya&qid=1644188369&s=books&sprefix=anna+borshchevskaya%2Cstripbooks%2C86&sr=1-1 Putin intervened in Syria in September 2015, with international critics predicting that Russia would ov...more

  • 2/4 Putin's War in Syria: Russian Foreign Policy and the Price of America's Absence, by Anna Borshchevskaya.

    May 30 2022

    Photo: Damascus 1870 2/4   Putin's War in Syria: Russian Foreign Policy and the Price of America's Absence, by  Anna Borshchevskaya.  Hardcover – November 4, 2021  https://www.amazon.com/Putins-War-Syria-Russian-Americas/dp/0755634632/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3DSR0TXDGCJEJ&keywords=anna+borshchevskaya&qid=1644188369&s=books&sprefix=anna+borshchevskaya%2Cstripbooks%2C86&sr=1-1 Putin intervened in Syria in September 2015, with international critics predicting that Russia would ov...more

  • 1/4 Putin's War in Syria: Russian Foreign Policy and the Price of America's Absence, by Anna Borshchevskaya.

    May 30 2022

    Photo:Damascus 1860 1/4   Putin's War in Syria: Russian Foreign Policy and the Price of America's Absence, by  Anna Borshchevskaya.  Hardcover – November 4, 2021  https://www.amazon.com/Putins-War-Syria-Russian-Americas/dp/0755634632/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3DSR0TXDGCJEJ&keywords=anna+borshchevskaya&qid=1644188369&s=books&sprefix=anna+borshchevskaya%2Cstripbooks%2C86&sr=1-1 Putin intervened in Syria in September 2015, with international critics predicting that Russia would ove...more

  • #Ukraine: What is Russia's role in Europe? Professor H .J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    May 29 2022

    Photo: Russia, from The Capitals of Europe @Batchelorshow #Ukraine:  What is Russia's role in Europe? Professor H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • #Ukraine: Who will hard-pound the longest? Professor H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    May 29 2022

    Photo:  Picture from Chernobyl in 2019; devastation vista similar to today in southern Ukraine @Batchelorshow #Ukraine: Who will hard-pound the longest?  Professor H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • #Ukraine: Blinken's caution and Kissinger's "status quo ante." Professor H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    May 29 2022

    Photo: Geopolitical conceptualization of the world according to Heartland and Rimland doctrines . @Batchelorshow #Ukraine: Blinken's caution and Kissinger's "status quo ante." Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.axios.com/2022/05/26/blinken-china-speech-competition .. Geopolitical conceptualization of the world according to Heartland and Rimland doctrines Date | 1949 Source | Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts    Author | Nico...more

  • #Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus debate the rumor of loose nukes in Ukraine. Michael Vlahos. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    May 29 2022

    Photo:  Labelled "suitcase nuke" @Batchelorshow #Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus debate the rumor of loose nukes in Ukraine. Michael Vlahos.  #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety .. Picture of what's labelled "suitcase nuke" Cropped version (SADM container H-912.jpg) (H-912 transport container for SADM. I took this photo at the National Atomic Museum.) Note: Original version included the fire extinguisher near the container for size reference. -- RTC I, the copyright holder of thi...more

  • #Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus observe the Russian advance. Michael Vlahos. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    May 29 2022

    Photo: Children's hospital n Mariupol destroyed by Russians (?) @Batchelorshow #Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus observe the Russian advance. Michael Vlahos. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety .. English: The authorities of the child's medicine and canopy budin in Mariupol, March 9, 2022 Українська: Наслідки обстрілу дитячої лікарні та пологового будинку в Маріуполі, 9 березня 2022 року Date | 9 березня 2022 року Source | https://armyinform.com.ua/2022/03/26/francziya-vymagatyme-vid-rf-zny...more

  • 16b/17: #DurhamReporting: Innocent unless convicted by jury trial. Svetlana Lokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    May 29 2022

    Photo:  First woman jury, Los Angeles, 1911. Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. @Batchelorshow 16b/17: #DurhamReporting: Innocent unless convicted by jury trial. Svetlana Lokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • 16a/17: #DurhamReporting: Judge charges the jury with five questions. Svetlana Lokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    May 29 2022

    Photo:  Early photographic view of Washington, D.C. from the Capitol looking west-southwest @Batchelorshow 16a/17: #DurhamReporting: Judge charges the jury with five questions.  Svetlana Lokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • 8/8 Remember the fervor of the Continental Congress.

    May 29 2022

    Photo:  Declaration of Independence (1819), by John Trumbull.jpg More details John Trumbull's painting, Declaration of Independence, depicting the five-man drafting committee of the Declaration of Independence presenting their work to the Congress. The painting can be found on the back of the U.S. $2 bill. The original hangs in the US Capitol rotunda. 8/8  The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783, by  Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D.    Hardcover – September 21, 2021  https://ww...more

  • 7/8 Remember the fervor of the Continental Congress.

    May 29 2022

    Photo:  Thomas Jefferson, June 23, 1775, Continental Congress Declaration of Causes of Taking Up Arms; Notes and Chronology 7/8  The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783, by  Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D.    Hardcover – September 21, 2021  https://www.amazon.com/Cause-American-Revolution-Discontents-1773-1783/dp/1631498983 • New York Times Book Review ― Editors’ Choice • Chicago Tribune ― "60 Best Reads for Right Now" • St. Louis Post-Dispatch ― "50 Fall Books You Should C...more

  • 6/8 Remember the fervor of the Continental Congress.

    May 29 2022

    Photo:  Notice of the Stamp Act 1765 in a colonial newspaper 6/8  The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783, by  Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D.    Hardcover – September 21, 2021  https://www.amazon.com/Cause-American-Revolution-Discontents-1773-1783/dp/1631498983 • New York Times Book Review ― Editors’ Choice • Chicago Tribune ― "60 Best Reads for Right Now" • St. Louis Post-Dispatch ― "50 Fall Books You Should Consider Reading" A culminating work on the American foundin...more

  • 5/8 Remember the fervor of the Continental Congress.

    May 29 2022

    Photo:  Here: Black Loyalist fighting against the Americans One of George Washington’s slaves was Harry Washington. Harry was born on the Gambia River in West Africa around 1740, and was sold into slavery sometime before 1763. George Washington purchased him in 1763 to originally work at the Great Dismal Swamp (located in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina), where he had set up a company to drain 40,000 acres of the swamp and start logging trees to build homes and businesses....more

  • 4/8 Remember the fervor of the Continental Congress.

    May 29 2022

    Photo:  The Assembly Room of the Pennsylvania State House served as the meeting place of the Pennsylvania Assembly for over sixty years until the State Capital moved away from Philadelphia in 1799. In 1776, the Continental Congress declared Independence in this room and in 1787 the U.S. Constitution was debated and signed. Most historians consider this room one of the most historic rooms in the United States. 4/8  The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783, by  Joseph J. ...more

  • 3/8 Remember the fervor of the Continental Congress.

    May 29 2022

    Photo:  James Wolfe's victory at the Battle of Quebec in 1759 3/8  The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783, by  Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D.    Hardcover – September 21, 2021  https://www.amazon.com/Cause-American-Revolution-Discontents-1773-1783/dp/1631498983 • New York Times Book Review ― Editors’ Choice • Chicago Tribune ― "60 Best Reads for Right Now" • St. Louis Post-Dispatch ― "50 Fall Books You Should Consider Reading" A culminating work on the American foundin...more

  • 2/8 Remember the fervor of the Continental Congress.

    May 29 2022

    Photo:  Catharine Littlefield Greene Miller (1755-1814), wife of Nathanael Greene and Phineas Miller, and supporter of Eli Whitney. 2/8  The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783, by  Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D.    Hardcover – September 21, 2021  https://www.amazon.com/Cause-American-Revolution-Discontents-1773-1783/dp/1631498983 • New York Times Book Review ― Editors’ Choice • Chicago Tribune ― "60 Best Reads for Right Now" • St. Louis Post-Dispatch ― "50 Fall Books You ...more

  • 1/8 Remember the fervor of the Continental Congress

    May 29 2022

    Photo:  Thayendanegea, a Mohawk chief known to the colonists as Joseph Brant, who led the Iroquois Confederation against the Patriots; the great captain of the six nations.  1/8  The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783, by  Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D.    Hardcover – September 21, 2021  https://www.amazon.com/Cause-American-Revolution-Discontents-1773-1783/dp/1631498983 • New York Times Book Review ― Editors’ Choice • Chicago Tribune ― "60 Best Reads for Right Now" • St...more

  • #Mars: Zhurong naps for winter. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    May 28 2022

    Photo: Descent phases of the Chinese Mars probe Tianwen-1 #Mars: Zhurong naps for winter. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/zhurong-goes-into-hibernation/ .. Permissions Description:  Abstiegsphasen der chinesischen Marssonde Tianwen-1 Date | 16. Oktober 2021 (Erstveröffentlichung) Source | https://spj.sciencemag.org/journals/space/2021/9846185/ Author | Huang Xiangyu et al. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons A...more

  • #CommercialSpace: Satellite cornucopia as the PRC trash-talks Starlink. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com.

    May 28 2022

    Photo: "With high speeds and latency as low as 20ms in most locations, Starlink enables video calls, online gaming, streaming, and other high data rate activities that historically have not been possible with satellite internet. Users also have the option to take Starlink with them via the Portability feature or Starlink for RVs service." #CommercialSpace: Satellite cornucopia as the PRC trash-talks Starlink. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com. https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/point...more

  • 2/2: #Energy: Port of Corpus Christi preps for global demand. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, Contributing Editor, & author, Spaceport Earth. @PappalardoJoe

    May 28 2022

    Photo:   Coast Guard crews respond to dredge fire in the Port of Corpus Christi Ship Channel 2/2: #Energy: Port of Corpus Christi preps for global demand.  Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, Contributing Editor, & author, Spaceport Earth.   @PappalardoJoe https://www.ccredc.com/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&category=News&refno=43

  • 1/2: #Energy: Port of Corpus Christi preps for global demand. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, Contributing Editor, & author, Spaceport Earth. @PappalardoJoe

    May 28 2022

    Photo:  Ship going through drawbridge entering port of Corpus Christi, Texas 1/2: #Energy: Port of Corpus Christi preps for global demand.   Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, Contributing Editor, & author, Spaceport Earth.   @PappalardoJoe  https://www.ccredc.com/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&category=News&refno=43

  • 8/8: Otherlands: A Journey Through Earth's Extinct Worlds, by Thomas Halliday

    May 28 2022

    Photo:  Postage stamp of the USSR. 1985. Caracal 8/8: Otherlands: A Journey Through Earth's Extinct Worlds, by Thomas Halliday  Hardcover – February 1, 2022 https://www.amazon.com/Otherlands-Journeys-Earths-Extinct-Ecosystems/dp/0593132882/ref=pd_bxgy_img_sccl_1/139-3114007-6820565?pd_rd_w=q9bMH&content-id=amzn1.sym.6b3eefea-7b16-43e9-bc45-2e332cbf99da&pf_rd_p=6b3eefea-7b16-43e9-bc45-2e332cbf99da&pf_rd_r=861DVHNT17NQGPGYMX3W&pd_rd_wg=cvdIf&pd_rd_r=8d2d61ff-df22-48a6-bc73-b...more

  • 7/8: Otherlands: A Journey Through Earth's Extinct Worlds, by Thomas Halliday

    May 28 2022

    Photo:  The Paleocene, or Palaeocene, is a geological epoch that lasted from about 66 to 56 million years ago. It is the first epoch of the Paleogene Period in the modern Cenozoic Era. 7/8: Otherlands: A Journey Through Earth's Extinct Worlds, by Thomas Halliday  Hardcover – February 1, 2022 https://www.amazon.com/Otherlands-Journeys-Earths-Extinct-Ecosystems/dp/0593132882/ref=pd_bxgy_img_sccl_1/139-3114007-6820565?pd_rd_w=q9bMH&content-id=amzn1.sym.6b3eefea-7b16-43e9-bc45-2e332cbf99da&am...more

  • 6/8: Otherlands: A Journey Through Earth's Extinct Worlds, by Thomas Halliday

    May 28 2022

    Photo: "The refilling of the Mediterranean about five million years ago may have been the biggest flood in our planet’s history. By one estimate, the cascade of water that filled the cavernous basin was about 500 times larger than the flow of the Amazon River."              The Mediterranean Sea's only connection to the world's oceans is through a narrow strip of water between Europe and Africa known as the Strait of Gibraltar, as shown here in a image taken from the International Space Station....more

  • 5/8: Otherlands: A Journey Through Earth's Extinct Worlds, by Thomas Halliday

    May 28 2022

    Photo:  The Vertebrata of the Pliocene deposits of Britain.  By E. T. Newton. Pub. by order of the lords commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury. 5/8: Otherlands: A Journey Through Earth's Extinct Worlds, by Thomas Halliday  Hardcover – February 1, 2022 https://www.amazon.com/Otherlands-Journeys-Earths-Extinct-Ecosystems/dp/0593132882/ref=pd_bxgy_img_sccl_1/139-3114007-6820565?pd_rd_w=q9bMH&content-id=amzn1.sym.6b3eefea-7b16-43e9-bc45-2e332cbf99da&pf_rd_p=6b3eefea-7b16-43e9-bc45-2e332...more

  • 4/8: Otherlands: A Journey Through Earth's Extinct Worlds, by Thomas Halliday

    May 28 2022

    Photo: "The Great Barrier Reef extends for 2,000 kilometers along the northeastern coast of Australia. It is not a single reef, but a vast maze of reefs, passages, and coral cays (islands that are part of the reef)." 4/8: Otherlands: A Journey Through Earth's Extinct Worlds, by Thomas Halliday  Hardcover – February 1, 2022 https://www.amazon.com/Otherlands-Journeys-Earths-Extinct-Ecosystems/dp/0593132882/ref=pd_bxgy_img_sccl_1/139-3114007-6820565?pd_rd_w=q9bMH&content-id=amzn1.sym.6b3eefe...more

  • 3/8: Otherlands: A Journey Through Earth's Extinct Worlds, by Thomas Halliday

    May 28 2022

    Photo:  From 1922: A Short History of the World; here, Cambrian.  (This image very likely has been superseded.) 3/8: Otherlands: A Journey Through Earth's Extinct Worlds, by Thomas Halliday  Hardcover – February 1, 2022 https://www.amazon.com/Otherlands-Journeys-Earths-Extinct-Ecosystems/dp/0593132882/ref=pd_bxgy_img_sccl_1/139-3114007-6820565?pd_rd_w=q9bMH&content-id=amzn1.sym.6b3eefea-7b16-43e9-bc45-2e332cbf99da&pf_rd_p=6b3eefea-7b16-43e9-bc45-2e332cbf99da&pf_rd_r=861DVHNT17NQGP...more

  • 2/8: Otherlands: A Journey Through Earth's Extinct Worlds, by Thomas Halliday

    May 28 2022

    Photo:  Eocene-- Primobucco mcgrewi (Brodkorb) from the Fossil Butte Member of the Green River Formation, collected from Lincoln County, Wyoming, United States. 2/8: Otherlands: A Journey Through Earth's Extinct Worlds, by Thomas Halliday  Hardcover – February 1, 2022 https://www.amazon.com/Otherlands-Journeys-Earths-Extinct-Ecosystems/dp/0593132882/ref=pd_bxgy_img_sccl_1/139-3114007-6820565?pd_rd_w=q9bMH&content-id=amzn1.sym.6b3eefea-7b16-43e9-bc45-2e332cbf99da&pf_rd_p=6b3eefea-7b16-...more

  • 1/8: Otherlands: A Journey Through Earth's Extinct Worlds, by Thomas Halliday

    May 28 2022

    Photo:  Miocene:  Rhynchotherium 1/8: Otherlands: A Journey Through Earth's Extinct Worlds, by Thomas Halliday  Hardcover – February 1, 2022 https://www.amazon.com/Otherlands-Journeys-Earths-Extinct-Ecosystems/dp/0593132882/ref=pd_bxgy_img_sccl_1/139-3114007-6820565?pd_rd_w=q9bMH&content-id=amzn1.sym.6b3eefea-7b16-43e9-bc45-2e332cbf99da&pf_rd_p=6b3eefea-7b16-43e9-bc45-2e332cbf99da&pf_rd_r=861DVHNT17NQGPGYMX3W&pd_rd_wg=cvdIf&pd_rd_r=8d2d61ff-df22-48a6-bc73-b851700178a1&...more

  • #Topgun: Tom Cruise and the Skunkworks Darkstar. Tyler Rogoway, The War Zone / The Drive

    May 28 2022

    Photo: Photographer | Alan Radecki Description | Entrance plaza of the Lockheed Skunk Works, Palmdale, California Date | 25 June 2004 Source | own work | This file is licensed under the Creative CommonsAttribution 2.5 Genericlicense. #Topgun: Tom Cruise and the Skunkworks Darkstar. Tyler Rogoway, The War Zone / The Drive  https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/skunk-works-helped-create-the-darkstar-jet-for-top-gun-maverick.

  • #Markets: Delayed creative destruction in a bear market; “What is spoofing?" Jim McTague, former Washington Editor, Barron's Magazine.

    May 28 2022

    Photo:     In Hinduism, the god Shiva is simultaneously destroyer and creator, portrayed as Shiva Nataraja (Lord of the Dance), which is proposed as the source of the Western notion of "creative destruction."               Creative destruction (German: schöpferische Zerstörung) is a concept in economics which since the 1950s is most readily identified with the Austrian-born economist Joseph Schumpeter, who derived it from the work of Karl Marx and popularized it as a theory of economic innovatio...more

  • #PacificWatch: Drought settles on Southern California. @JCBliss

    May 28 2022

    Photo:  Stranded in southern California. Belongings of Oklahoma drought refugees camped alongside the road #PacificWatch: Drought settles on Southern California. @JCBliss https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-05-24/california-bans-watering-of-non-functional-grass

  • #Markets: Biden Administration advocates a "transition" in a time of fossil fuel want. Dan Henninger, @WSJOpinion. WSJ editorial board and Wonder Land columnist

    May 28 2022

    Photo:   Transition from wind-powered to coal-powered shipping; here: 1882 #Markets: Biden Administration advocates a "transition" in a time of fossil fuel want. Dan Henninger, @WSJOpinion.   WSJ editorial board and Wonder Land columnist https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-biden-asia-trip-tokyo-economy-inflation-stagflation-recession-tax-increase-2022-midterm-election-approval-rating-covid-green-energy-11653510825

  • #California: $23,000.00 surplus per household; & What is to be done? Lee Ohanian. Hoover Institution

    May 27 2022

    Photo:  Homeless person on Church Street in San Francisco. #California: $23,000.00 surplus per household; & What is to be done? Lee Ohanian. Hoover Institution https://www.hoover.org/research/despite-spending-11-billion-san-francisco-sees-its-homelessness-problems-spiral-out-control

  • #HotelMars: Starliner succeeds glitchily. Douglas Messier is Managing Editor of ParabolicArc.com, a daily blog that covers commercial space and more. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com

    May 27 2022

    Photo: Boeing's Starliner CST-100.   Engineers work with the solar array for Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft at Spectrolab in Sylmar, California. The solar arrays will power the Starliner as it flies through space and while it is docked to the International Space Station. Photo credit: Boeing #HotelMars: Starliner succeeds glitchily. Douglas Messier is Managing Editor of ParabolicArc.com, a daily blog that covers commercial space and more.  David Livingston, SpaceShow.com https://www...more

  • #Canada: Pierre Poilievre is leading. Conrad Black, National Post

    May 27 2022

    Photo:  Poilievre argues that large budget deficits are the reason for inflation.  Poilievre proposes implementing a pay-as-you-go law, requiring the government to offset any new spending with a cut elsewhere. Here: Structural (blue) and cyclical (green) components are summed to give the headline deficit/surplus (red) for a hypothetical economy  #Canada: Pierre Poilievre is leading. Conrad Black, National Post https://nationalpost.com/opinion/conrad-black-poilievre-has-a-real-chance-to-br...more

  • #Markets: The recession will be painful. Veronique de Rugy, @veroderugy, @GeorgeMasonU, @Mercatus Center, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University & NRO Online.

    May 27 2022

    Photo:  World map showing GDP real growth rates for 2009. CIA world factbook estimates as of April 2010. #Markets: The recession will be painful. Veronique de Rugy, @veroderugy,  @GeorgeMasonU, @Mercatus Center, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University & NRO Online. https://www.creators.com/read/veronique-de-rugy/05/22/spread-the-blame-around-for-feds-lack-of-accountability .. Permissions World map showing GDP real growth rates for 2009. CIA world factbook es...more

  • #PRC: Blue Pacific at risk. Dr. Lawrence A. Franklin, former USAF Reserve Colonel Military Attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Israel. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    May 27 2022

    Photo: View of the Pacific Ocean taken from the open ramp of an MC-130.  Combat Shadow aircraft at 3,500 feet #PRC: Blue Pacific at risk. Dr. Lawrence A. Franklin, former USAF Reserve Colonel Military Attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Israel. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/23/asia/the-quad-tokyo-summit-explainer-intl-hnk/index.html https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/explainer-stake-china-south-pacific-visit-84985399 https://www.brookings.edu...more

  • #Iran: Food security in the Shia crescent in Iran. David Schenker, Taube Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute and director of the Program on Arab Politics. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    May 27 2022

    Photo:  The Shia Crescent. The numbers shows the percent of Shia in the population #Iran:  Food security in the Shia crescent in Iran. David Schenker, Taube Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute and director of the Program on Arab Politics. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/lebanon-election-new-faces-parliament-seize-moment-change https://abcnews.go.com/International/bloody-protests-iran-food-prices/story?id=84789746 https://www.fdd.org/anal...more

  • #Israel: Jerusalem Day Risk. Elad Strohmayer is Spokesperson of the Embassy of Israel to the United States in Washington, D.C. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    May 27 2022

    Photo:  Jerusalem Day parade (Flags dance) - Jaffa Road, 44 (Khalifa Shoes), at the corner with Ha-Rav Kook street, 2007 #Israel:  Jerusalem Day Risk. Elad Strohmayer is Spokesperson of the Embassy of Israel to the United States in Washington, D.C. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 https://www.timesofisrael.com/lapid-and-visiting-turkish-fm-agree-on-path-forward-to-return-ambassadors/ https://www.timesofisrael.com/amid-controversy-european-parliament-president-touches-down-in-israel...more

  • #Turkey: One thousand one hundred fifty rooms in the Sultan's palace; & What is to be done? Cliff May, FDD. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    May 27 2022

    Photo:  For comparative e purposes: Yıldız Palace in 1909.                 Yıldız Palace is a vast complex of former imperial Ottoman pavilions and villas in Istanbul, Turkey, built in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It was used as a residence by the Sultan and his court in the late 19th century. #Turkey: One thousand one hundred fifty rooms in the Sultan's palace; & What is to be done? Cliff May, FDD. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/5/...more

  • #Chile: Constitutional incoherence. Mary Anastasia O'Grady. WSJOpinion

    May 27 2022

    Photo:   Lautaro, toqui and hero of the Arauco war #Chile: Constitutional incoherence. Mary Anastasia O'Grady. WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/chile-constitutional-convention-rewrite-new-entitlement-private-school-voucher-authoritarian-11653247004

  • #ScalaReport: Walmarts and Amazon connected to layoffs connected to the supply chain connected to inflation connected to Walmarts and Amazon. Chris Riegel CEO Scala.com, #TheScalaReport

    May 27 2022

    Photo:  Big box store: Looking northeast inside Lowe's in Gowanus, Brooklyn #ScalaReport: Walmarts and Amazon connected to layoffs connected to the supply chain connected to inflation connected to Walmarts and Amazon. Chris Riegel CEO Scala.com, #TheScalaReport ttps://www.zerohedge.com/economics/bloated-inventories-hit-walmart-target-and-other-retailers-profits-trucking-demand Chris Riegel, Scala CEO,  STRATACACHE, #TheScalaReport

  • 2/2: #Ukraine: Global food security at risk. Matthieu Favas, Economist

    May 27 2022

    Photo:  Bengali famine, 1943. The Japanese conquest of Burma cut off India's main supply of rice imports 2/2:  #Ukraine: Global food security at risk. Matthieu Favas, Economist https://www.economist.com/briefing/2022/05/19/a-world-grain-shortage-puts-tens-of-millions-at-risk?frsc=dg%7Ce Matthieu Favas is The Economist’s Finance Correspondent. He covers finance with a global remit, notably fintech, alternative assets, trade finance, development finance, soft commodities, insurance and mark...more

  • 1/2: #Ukraine: Global food security at risk. Matthieu Favas, Economis

    May 27 2022

    Photo:  Goats are an important part of the solution to global food security because they're fairly low-maintenance and easy to raise and farm. 1/2:  #Ukraine: Global food security at risk. Matthieu Favas, Economist https://www.economist.com/briefing/2022/05/19/a-world-grain-shortage-puts-tens-of-millions-at-risk?frsc=dg%7Ce Matthieu Favas is The Economist’s Finance Correspondent. He covers finance with a global remit, notably fintech, alternative assets, trade finance, development finance...more

  • #Energy: Coal-fired plants never sleep. Bud Weinstein, The Hill.

    May 27 2022

    Photo:  Minato 2 Thermal Power Station (coal-fired plant in Japan) #Energy: Coal-fired plants never sleep. Bud Weinstein, The Hill. https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/3495958-dont-write-off-coal-we-need-it-to-ensure-power-grid-reliability/

  • #NYC: Guns and Mayor Adams. Harry Siegel, @NYDailyNews and The Daily Beast.

    May 27 2022

    Photo:   While Jimmy Walker was a lawyer by profession, a politician by trade, and mayor virtually by acclamation, his true vocation was that of a dandy. Indeed, Walker is America’s great democratic dandy. Here:  Berryman Political Cartoon Collection #NYC: Guns and Mayor Adams. Harry Siegel, @NYDailyNews and The Daily Beast. https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-judging-eric-adams-20220521-3q6o6ww545buba6dxxeokkmb64-story.html

  • #Ukraine: What is NATO's goal? Anatol Lieven, @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst Georgetown University

    May 27 2022

    Photo:  NATO logo #Ukraine: What is NATO's goal? Anatol Lieven, @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst  Georgetown University  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/kissinger-calls-to-cede-to-russia-akin-to-1930s-appeasement-zelensky-says/ar-AAXKfHR #Ukraine: Kissinger speaks of partition. Anatol Lieven, @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst  Georgetown University 

  • #Ukraine: Kissinger speaks of partition. Anatol Lieven, @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst Georgetown University

    May 27 2022

    Photo:  For comparative purposes, partition of Punjab; India, 1947 #Ukraine: Kissinger speaks of partition. Anatol Lieven, @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst  Georgetown University  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/kissinger-calls-to-cede-to-russia-akin-to-1930s-appeasement-zelensky-says/ar-AAXKfHR

  • #Climate: Re-education Camp for Bankers. Terry Anderson, @HooverInst, Hoover Institution senior Fellow, author: Adapt and Be Adept.

    May 26 2022

    Photo: Ferocious. #Climate: Re-education Camp for Bankers.    Terry Anderson, @HooverInst, Hoover Institution senior Fellow, author:  Adapt and Be Adept. https://www.wsj.com/articles/hsbc-suspends-executive-for-climate-comments-11653313199 https://www.amazon.com/Adapt-Be-Adept-Responses-Climate/dp/0817924558

  • #Ukraine: Kissinger recommends partition. Gregory Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.

    May 26 2022

    Photo:  Reproduction of Vasily Zhuravlev's painting Liberation of Donbass in 1919 #Ukraine: Kissinger recommends partition. Gregory Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.   https://www.wsj.com/articles/dueling-approaches-to-world-order-war-ukraine-putin-russia-china-davos-kissinger-soros-foreign-policy-peace-11653509537

  • #Oceania: Watch on New Guinea and the Solomons. Gregory Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.

    May 26 2022

    Photo:  Houses on Fergusson Island, Papua New Guinea #Oceania: Watch on New Guinea and the Solomons. Gregory Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.  

  • #Australia: The new government and AUKUS. Gregory Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.

    May 26 2022

    Photo:   Petaurus australis               The yellow-bellied glider, also known as the fluffy glider, is an arboreal and nocturnal gliding possum that lives in native eucalypt forests in eastern Australia, from northern Queensland south to Victoria #Australia: The new government and AUKUS. Gregory Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.   https://apnews.com/article/australia-beijing-china-trade-barriers-e8949657e2352ff7d2f813cab07e44c0

  • #Japan: Provocation over the Sea of Japan. Rick Fisher, senior Fellow of the International Assessment and Strategy Center. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    May 26 2022

    Photo:  Mirror Stand Fuji;  artist: Katsushika Hokusai              Series Title: One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji, 1834-1835 #Japan: Provocation over the Sea of Japan. Rick Fisher, senior Fellow of the International Assessment and Strategy Center.  @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.ft.com/content/2b77473c-44d8-4b27-98f8-07c096f5302c

  • #Ukraine: Taiwan: One-battle theater. James Holmes, first holder of the Wylie Chair of Maritime Strategy at the Naval War College and blogger at The Naval Diplomat (https://navaldiplomat.com/) @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    May 26 2022

    Photo:  Postage stamp issued by Taiwan to welcome Dwight Eisenhower #Ukraine:  Taiwan: One-battle theater. James Holmes, first holder of the Wylie Chair of Maritime Strategy at the Naval War College and blogger at The Naval Diplomat (https://navaldiplomat.com/)    @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.19fortyfive.com/2022/05/europe-and-east-asia-all-part-of-the-same-theater-for-america/ James Holmes @NavalWarCollege, first holder of the Wylie Chair of Maritime Strate...more

  • #India: Abstained. Nitin Gokhale, strategic affairs analyst based in Delhi. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    May 26 2022

    Photo:  The King-Emperor's Chobdars #India: Abstained. Nitin Gokhale, strategic affairs analyst based in Delhi.  @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.    https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/india-says-quad-countries-understand-its-position-ukraine-2022-05-24/ Nitin Gokhale @nitingokhale. National Security Analyst. http://BharatShakti.in and @StratNewsGlobal.com 

  • #HongKong: Twenty-five years after the handover. Andrew Collier, managing director of Orient Capital Research in Hong Kong. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    May 26 2022

    Photo:  Old Governor's Hilltop House and Guard House (circa 1900s); Hong Kong #HongKong: Twenty-five years after the handover. Andrew Collier, managing director of Orient Capital Research in Hong Kong.  @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.scmp.com/tech/policy/article/3178977/bidens-indo-pacific-economic-framework-unlikely-drive-japanese-and

  • #Ukraine: #AfterAfghanistan: Intelligence failure. John Bolton, WSJ Opinion.

    May 26 2022

    Photo:  Afghan nomads, seated outside tent #Ukraine: #AfterAfghanistan: Intelligence failure. John Bolton, WSJ Opinion. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/05/25/biden-administration-publicizes-classified-information/

  • #Russia: Sovereign debt to fail. Michael Bernstam, Hoover Institution.

    May 26 2022

    Photo:  National debt #Russia: Sovereign debt to fail. Michael Bernstam, Hoover Institution. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10853255/Russia-edges-closer-debt-default-100-years-cuts-ability-pay-creditors.html Michael S. Bernstam, a research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, is an economic demographer who studies the centrality of income redistribution for the taxonomy and evolution of economic systems, long-run economic growth, demographic transition, ...more

  • #Russia: #PRC: One global hegemon. Colonel Jeff McCausland, USA (retired) @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol

    May 26 2022

    Photo:   Chinese Emperor, 18th century #Russia: #PRC: One global hegemon. Colonel Jeff McCausland, USA (retired) @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol https://www.ft.com/content/2b77473c-44d8-4b27-98f8-07c096f5302c Jeff McCausland, @mccauslJ  CBS News. Dickinson College Diamondsix.com

  • #Ukraine: Twelve miles. Colonel Jeff McCausland, USA (retired) @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol

    May 26 2022

    Photo:  A Marine artilleryman removes a spent round from the breech of an M114 155 Howitzer #Ukraine:  Twelve miles.  Colonel Jeff McCausland, USA (retired) @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1615163/Ukraine-NATO-supplied-howitzer-missiles-destroy-Russian-military-base-vn Jeff McCausland, @mccauslJ  CBS News. Dickinson College Diamondsix.com

  • #Keystone: The price of everything climbs. SalenaZito.com

    May 26 2022

    Photo:   Posting ceiling prices in foreign languages. The ceiling price sign displayed in "Shapiro's Bargain Stand," one of New York's East Side marketplaces, shows that the Shapiros, like hundreds of others in the market, are cooperating with the Office of Price Administration in posting prices where their customers can see them. #Keystone: The price of everything climbs. SalenaZito.com azette.com/opinion/insight/2022/05/22/rhetoric-versus-realism-pump-formula-aisle-salena-zito/storie...more

  • #Markets: Wheat spikes; & What is to be done? Simon Constable, Barron's

    May 26 2022

    Photo:  Adriaen Collaert: Weeds among the wheat              Landscape with a field and the depiction of the parable of Christ about the weeds among the wheat. In the foreground some farmers are sleeping. Meanwhile, the devil sows weeds among the grain. The print has an ornamental frame with flowers and animals. It is part of a twenty-four-part series of landscapes with biblical, mythological and hunting scenes. #Markets: Wheat spikes; & What is to be done? Simon Constable, Barron's h...more

  • #Russia: Vienna and Budapest dissent. George Friedman. @George_Friedman @GPFutures, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures

    May 26 2022

    Photo:  Budapest, 1917 #Russia: Vienna and Budapest dissent. George Friedman.  @George_Friedman @GPFutures, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures    https://geopoliticalfutures.com/from-paris-to-vienna/?tpa=ZjNlZTU1MDk0YWFjODEyNjhhYjk4YTE2NTQxODQxMjM0YmE5MTc&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=https://geopoliticalfutures.com/from-paris-to-vienna/?tpa=ZjNlZTU1MDk0YWFjODEyNjhhYjk4YTE2NTQxODQxMjM0YmE5MTc&utm_content&utm_campaign=PAID%20-%20Everything...more

  • #Ukraine: Japan, Poland and Turkey emerge. George Friedman. @George_Friedman @GPFutures, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures

    May 26 2022

    Photo: Prime Minister of Japan Tanaka Giichi, Polish lieutenant colonel Wacław Jędrzejewicz and Japanese admiral Okada Keisuke in Poland in 1928 #Ukraine: Japan, Poland and Turkey emerge. George Friedman.  @George_Friedman @GPFutures, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures     https://geopoliticalfutures.com/a-new-old-global-reality/?tpa=ZjNlZTU1MDk0YWFjODEyNjhhYjk4YTE2NTQxODQxMjM0YmE5MTc&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=https://geopoliticalfutures.com/...more

  • 2/2/: #PRC: What is the nuclear weapon deterrence and assurance gap? Henry Sokolski, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center

    May 25 2022

    Photo:  One of two keys that would be turned by a crew commander 2/2/:  #PRC: What is the nuclear weapon deterrence and assurance gap? Henry Sokolski, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center Henry D. Sokolski @HenrySokolski, Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC).  Henry #Sokolski  @NuclearPolicy

  • 1/2: #PRC: What is the nuclear weapon deterrence and assurance gap? Henry Sokolski, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center

    May 25 2022

    Photo:  The USS Growler, one of two submarines designed to provide a nuclear deterrence using cruise missiles with a 500 miles (800 km) range—placed on patrol by starting to carry the Regulus I missile (shown at Pier 86 in New York, its home as a museum ship). 1/2:  #PRC: What is the nuclear weapon deterrence and assurance gap? Henry Sokolski, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center https://www.albawaba.com/news/funeral-held-irgc-colonel-hassan-sayyad-killed-tehran-1477986 Henry D. So...more

  • #Israel: Hamas threatens Jerusalem Day, May 28. Jonathan Schanzer, FDD

    May 24 2022

    Photo:  Merian Jerusalem #Israel: Hamas threatens Jerusalem Day, May 28. Jonathan Schanzer, FDD https://www.algemeiner.com/2022/05/22/hamas-threatens-israel-over-planned-jerusalem-day-flag-march/ Jonathan Schanzer @JSchanzer, Foundation for Defense of Democracies @FDD.

  • #Syria. Russia departs. Jonathan Schanzer FDD

    May 24 2022

    Photo:  East Syriac Script #Syria. Russia departs. Jonathan Schanzer FDD https://www.newsweek.com/russias-withdrawal-syria-opportunity-israel-opinion-1708727

  • #Mars: Perseverance takes samples. Ingenuity silent. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    May 24 2022

    Photo:  This image of the rock "Flat Top" was taken from the left of the Sojourner rover's front cameras on Sol 42. Pits on the edge of the rock and a fluted surface are clearly visible. The rocks in the left background constitute the Rock Garden.  Sojourner spent 83 days of a planned seven-day mission exploring the Martian terrain, acquiring images, and taking chemical, atmospheric and other measurements. The final data transmission received from Pathfinder was at 10:23 UTC on September 27, 199...more

  • #SpaceX: Pass the hat for Starship. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    May 24 2022

    Photo:     This rendering shows the Big Falcon Rocket in 2018 International Astronomical Congress, with three of the spacecraft's fins and windows clearly visible. The rocket was replaced by the stainless-steel Starship.                This file was donated to the public domain by SpaceX. #SpaceX: Pass the hat for Starship. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/spacex-seeking-another-1-725-billion-in-investment-capital/

  • 2/2: #EU: Can France and Germany work together? Judy Dempsey. Strategic Europe, Carnegie Endowment for Peace

    May 24 2022

    Photo:  Architecture of France, Germany and Italy 2/2: #EU: Can France and Germany work together? Judy Dempsey. Strategic Europe, Carnegie Endowment for Peace https://carnegieeurope.eu/2022/05/12/eu-democracy-after-conference-on-future-of-europe-pub-87110 Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey. @Carnegie_Europe. Editor in chief #StrategicEurope, blog of @Carnegie_Europe. 

  • 1/2: #EU: Can France and Germany work together? Judy Dempsey. Strategic Europe, Carnegie Endowment for Peace

    May 24 2022

    Photo:  The Franco-German Frontier before and after 1870  1/2: #EU: Can France and Germany work together? Judy Dempsey. Strategic Europe, Carnegie Endowment for Peace https://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/87141 Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey. @Carnegie_Europe. Editor in chief #StrategicEurope, blog of @Carnegie_Europe. 

  • #Iran: Unafraid and undisguised dissent. Behnam Ben Taleblu FDD

    May 24 2022

    Photo:   The Emperor's Carpet (detail), second half of 16th century, Iran. Silk (warp and weft), wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile, 759.5 x339 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art #Iran: Unafraid and undisguised dissent.  Behnam Ben Taleblu FDD https://thedispatch.com/p/protests-in-iran-are-surging-the?s=r Behnam Ben Taleblu, @FDD, research Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, focussed on Iranian security and political issues.

  • #Iran: Assassination of an assassin. Behnam Ben Taleblu, FDD

    May 24 2022

    Photo:  Jacques Clément assassinates Henry III of France (1589). #Iran: Assassination of an assassin. Behnam Ben Taleblu, FDD https://www.albawaba.com/news/funeral-held-irgc-colonel-hassan-sayyad-killed-tehran-1477986 Behnam Ben Taleblu, @FDD, research Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, focussed on Iranian security and political issues.

  • #StateThinking: Stalemate in Europe. @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State. Executive VP Stephens Inc.

    May 24 2022

    Photo:  European travel views #StateThinking: Stalemate in Europe. @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State. Executive VP Stephens Inc. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/russian-general-shot-down-in-battle-for-key-eastern-city-jk37mxtb7

  • #StateThinking: PRC orders to shoot on sight. @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State. Executive VP Stephens Inc.

    May 24 2022

    Photo:   Kizil Nagaraja Cave, 8th century #StateThinking: PRC orders to shoot on sight. @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State. Executive VP Stephens Inc. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/chinese-police-told-to-shoot-uighurs-who-try-to-escape-camps-lqxfvt2sr

  • 2/2: #Oceania: PRC looks to break out of the First Island Chain. Cleo Paskal, FDD

    May 24 2022

    Photo:  U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft assigned to East China Sea region. 2/2: #Oceania: PRC looks to break out of the First Island Chain. Cleo Paskal, FDD https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/chinese-pressure-making-solomon-islands-stall-indian-envoys-visit Cleo Paskal  FDD, associate Fellow at Chatham House; Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Geopolitics, Manipal University, India;  adjunct professor of Global Change, School of Communication and Management Studies, Kochi, I...more

  • 1/2: #Oceania: PRC looks to break out of the First Island Chain. Cleo Paskal, FDD

    May 24 2022

    Photo:  East China Sea, bathymetry. 1/2: #Oceania: PRC looks to break out of the First Island Chain. Cleo Paskal, FDD https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/chinese-pressure-making-solomon-islands-stall-indian-envoys-visit Cleo Paskal  FDD, associate Fellow at Chatham House; Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Geopolitics, Manipal University, India;  adjunct professor of Global Change, School of Communication and Management Studies, Kochi, India. Non-resident senior Fellow, Foundation f...more

  • #Markets: In person is more creative work. Liz Peek TheHill, Fox News, Fiscal Times

    May 24 2022

    Photo:   The School of Athens (interpersonal contact) #Markets: In person is more creative work. Liz Peek  TheHill,  Fox News, Fiscal Times https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04643-y

  • #Markets: The Bear Market Comes for Social Media. Liz Peek TheHill, Fox News, Fiscal Times

    May 24 2022

    Photo:  The triumph of the bear in the Wall Street arena  #Markets: The Bear Market Comes for Social Media. Liz Peek  TheHill,  Fox News, Fiscal Times   https://www.wsj.com/articles/tech-stocks-continue-to-fall-after-snaps-profit-warning-11653418319?mod=hp_lead_pos4

  • #NewWorldReport: Appeasing Cuba. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org Ernesto Araujo, former Foreign Minister of Brazil, @ernestofaraujo.

    May 24 2022

    Photo: Dominic Serres the Elder - The Siege of Havana, 1762, view of the city.   A view of the city from the North West, with the Moro Castle, with His Majesty's Sloops of War, Bonetta and Cygnet, assisting to open the booms, and His Majesty's land forces in flat boats going to take possession of the Punto Castle and the North Gate of the city, 14th August 1762 #NewWorldReport: Appeasing Cuba.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc http...more

  • #NewWorldReport: Conceding to Maduro. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org Ernesto Araujo, former Foreign Minister of Brazil, @ernestofaraujo.

    May 24 2022

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