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

  • 1713: The new new Cold War with China or not. @JoshRogin WashingtonPost GLXXG

    Sep 25 2021

    Photo: Obligatory reading of Chairman Mao's Little Red Book. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The new new Cold War with China or not. @JoshRogin WashingtonPost GLXXG https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/23/bidens-strategy-stabilize-us-china-relations-isnt-working/

  • 1713: #PacificWatch: General Sherman is safe for now.@JCBlissHFN

    Sep 25 2021

    Photo: Fallen giant sequoia. . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #PacificWatch: General Sherman is safe for now.@JCBlissHFN https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/08/us/california-wildfires-heat-updates.html 

  • 1713: More wild boars than ever in the post-pandemic streets of Rome. Lorenzo Fiori, Anslado Foundation GLXXG

    Sep 25 2021

    Photo:   Wild boar corner aN Italian woman and steal her food from shopping. Video grab. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow More wild boars than ever in the post-pandemic streets of Rome. Lorenzo Fiori, Anslado Foundation GLXXG https://www.thelocal.it/20210923/watch-videos-of-wild-boar-invading-rome-streets-go-viral-in-italy/

  • 1713: The German election is neck and neck for Red Olof Scholz vs Merkel's "merkeln" CDU. Vendeline von Bredow @TheEconomist HFN

    Sep 25 2021

    Photo:  Election and Coronation of Emperor Maximilian II CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The German election is neck and neck for Red Olof Scholz vs Merkel's "merkeln" CDU.   Vendeline von Bredow @TheEconomist HFN https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/24/german-election-too-close-to-call-as-spd-lead-evaporates

  • 1714: The unknown cliffsides of Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Sep 25 2021

    Photo: Mars—Burns Cliff Beckons CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The unknown cliffsides of Mars.  Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/martian-mountaintop/

  • 1714: Boeing Starliner paused; & What is to be done? Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Sep 25 2021

    Photo:  The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is guided into position above a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at the Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex 41 at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in preparation for its Orbital Flight Test. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Boeing Starliner paused; & What is to be done? Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-informatio...more

  • 1714: Is Stephen Breyer the last SCOTUS Liberal? @RichardAGoldstein @HooverInst

    Sep 25 2021

    Photo: Justice Stephen Breyer CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Is Stephen Breyer the last SCOTUS Liberal? @RichardAGoldstein @HooverInst https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/justice-stephen-breyer-83-responds-to-liberal-activists-pressing-for-his-retirement/ar-AAOC1v7

  • 1714: Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing is the new new on Wall Street. @RichardAEpstein. @HooverInst

    Sep 25 2021

    Photo:  A camel, giraffe, chameleon, dragon, ichneumon, spider, insects and flowers, 1663.  Loggan + Hollar CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)  investing  is the new new on Wall Street. @RichardAEpstein. @HooverInst https://www.hoover.org/research/creeping-coercion-under-stakeholder-banner

  • 1713: 4/4 The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds, by Christopher E. Mason. Hardcover – April 20, 2021

    Sep 25 2021

    Photo:   Exoplanet travel bureau.  "PSO J318.5-22 - Where the Nightlife Never Ends!"  Poster from the NASA Exoplanets Exploration Program's Exoplanet Travel Bureau 4/4   The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds, by Christopher E. Mason.  Hardcover – April 20, 2021 https://www.amazon.com/Next-500-Years-Engineering-Worlds/dp/0262044404 An argument that we have a moral duty to explore other planets and solar systems—because human life on Earth has an expiration date. Inev...more

  • 1713: 3/4 The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds, by Christopher E. Mason. Hardcover – April 20, 2021

    Sep 25 2021

    Photo:  This image shows the deployment of a half-scale starshade with four petals at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, in 2014.  (For explanation, see below.*) 3/4   The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds, by Christopher E. Mason.  Hardcover – April 20, 2021 https://www.amazon.com/Next-500-Years-Engineering-Worlds/dp/0262044404 An argument that we have a moral duty to explore other planets and solar systems—because human life on Earth has an...more

  • 1713: 2/4 The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds, by Christopher E. Mason. Hardcover – April 20, 2021

    Sep 25 2021

    Photo:  NASA—"Rains of Terror on Exoplanet HD 189733b" 2/4   The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds, by Christopher E. Mason.  Hardcover – April 20, 2021 https://www.amazon.com/Next-500-Years-Engineering-Worlds/dp/0262044404 An argument that we have a moral duty to explore other planets and solar systems—because human life on Earth has an expiration date. Inevitably, life on Earth will come to an end, whether by climate disaster, cataclysmic war, or the death of th...more

  • 1713: 1/4 The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds, by Christopher E. Mason. Hardcover – April 20, 2021

    Sep 25 2021

    Photo:  Cover art for The Outer Worlds, an action role-playing game.* 1/4   The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds, by Christopher E. Mason.  Hardcover – April 20, 2021 https://www.amazon.com/Next-500-Years-Engineering-Worlds/dp/0262044404 An argument that we have a moral duty to explore other planets and solar systems—because human life on Earth has an expiration date. Inevitably, life on Earth will come to an end, whether by climate disaster, cataclysmic war, or th...more

  • 1713: 2/2. #SmallBusinessAmerica: Christmas prices already climbing @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

    Sep 25 2021

    Photo:  Sheet music for Christmas carols. 2/2.  #SmallBusinessAmerica: Christmas prices already climbing @GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/20/business/christmas-tree-prices-2021/index.html

  • 1713: 1/2. #SmallBusinessAmerica: Back to the office is the trend @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquire

    Sep 25 2021

    Photo:  Desk of two centuries ago.  Henry Rust. Made in Salem, Massachusetts, United States 1/2.  #SmallBusinessAmerica: Back to the office is the trend @GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/sep/23/work-from-home-is-over-hyped/

  • 1713: President Biden refutes the trickle-down economics of Ronald Reagan 1981. Dan Henninger, WSJ editorial board and Wonder Land columnist. @DanHenninger, @WSJOpinion

    Sep 25 2021

    Photo: Robert Mundell (progenitor of the trickle-down theory) in 1961   President Biden refutes the trickle-down economics of Ronald Reagan 1981.  Dan Henninger, WSJ editorial board and Wonder Land columnist.  @DanHenninger, @WSJOpinion  https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-biden-socialist-reconiciliation-government-expansion-build-back-better-11632338922

  • 1713: The unexpected consequences of Australian wildfires. Scott Mayman @CBSNew Brisbane, Queensland

    Sep 25 2021

    Photo:  Aftermath of the 2003 Eastern Victorian alpine bushfires showing the Big River and hillsides near the Omeo Highway (probably from the Bundara River picnic ground), north of Anglers Rest, Victoria, Australia.  2003   The unexpected consequences of Australian wildfires.  Scott Mayman @CBSNew Brisbane, Queensland https://sites.nicholas.duke.edu/cassar/phytoplankton-blooms-triggered-by-2019-2020-australian-wildfires/ ..  ..  ..  Photo taken by  John O'Neill. I, the copyright holder of th...more

  • 1712: #NewWorldReport: Mexico agriculture celebrates the bounty of tomatoes. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis GLXXG

    Sep 24 2021

    Photo: Transplanting tomato plants in February . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NewWorldReport: Mexico agriculture celebrates the bounty of  tomatoes. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis GLXXG https://www.freshplaza.com/article/9357930/tomato-trade-with-mexico-could-cost-u-s-growers-250m-a-year/

  • 1712: #NewWorldReport: in Mexico City, CELAC gathers with the anti-American Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis GLXXG

    Sep 24 2021

    Photo: CELAC, The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.   Representatives of the member nations of CELAC at the Teresa Carreño theater in Caracas, at the opening of the first summit of that organization Representantes de las naciones integrantes de la CELAC en el teatro Teresa Carreño, de Caracas, en la apertura de la primera cumbre de esa organización CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NewWorldReport: in Mexico City, CELAC gathers with th...more

  • 1712: #NewWorldReport: The long death of the Shining Path. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis GLXXG

    Sep 24 2021

    Photo: Shing Path: death.   María Elena Moyano Delgado was an Afro-Peruvian community organizer and feminist who was assassinated by the Shining Path. She grew up in poverty in the Villa El Salvador pueblo joven, then became involved in local activism. She was twice president of the Popular Federation of Women of Villa El Salvador and at the time of her death was deputy mayor. Her funeral was attended by 300,000 people and resulted in a downturn in support for the Shining Path. She received the ...more

  • 1712: #NewWorldReport: Unvaccinated Covid-recovered Bolsonaro at the the UNGA. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis GLXXG

    Sep 24 2021

    Photo: Methodist Central Hall, London, the location of the first meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in 1946. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NewWorldReport:  Unvaccinated Covid-recovered Bolsonaro at the the UNGA. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis GLXXG https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/09/19/jair-bolsonaro-unga-vaccine-honor-system/.

  • 1712: The Russian Duma elections and the new Communist Party. Anatol Lieven, @QuincyInst HFN

    Sep 24 2021

    Photo: State Duma voting device. Устройство для голосования в Государственной думе CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The Russian Duma elections and the new Communist Party.  Anatol Lieven, @QuincyInst HFN https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/09/21/statisticians-claim-half-of-pro-kremlin-votes-in-duma-elections-were-false-a75102 .. This file comes from the website of the State Duma of the Russian Federation and is copyrighted. This file is licenced un...more

  • 1712: Realist Internationalism and the 21st Century conflict zones. Anatol Lieven, @QuincyInst HFN

    Sep 24 2021

    Photo: Niccolò Machiavelli's work The Prince of 1532 was a major stimulus to realist thinking. here:  Title page to The arte of warre by Niccolò Machiavelli "Realism is one of the dominant schools of thought in international relations theory, theoretically formalising the Realpolitik statesmanship of early modern Europe. Although a highly diverse body of thought, it is unified by the belief that world politics is always and necessarily a field of conflict among actors pursuing power. The theo...more

  • 1712: Liberal Internationalists Tony Blair and George W. Bush fail in Afghanistan and Iraq. Anatol Lieven, @QuincyInst HFN

    Sep 24 2021

    Photo:  Liberal internationalism emerged during the nineteenth century, notably under the auspices of British Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister Lord Palmerston Liberal internationalism, also known as International Liberalism and Pan-Liberalism, is a foreign policy doctrine that argues two main points: first, that international organization should achieve multilateral agreements between states that promote liberal democracy and, second, that liberal states should intervene in other states in ...more

  • 1712: C. Vann Woodward on the liberal internationalism national myths that inspired the Vietnam War tragedy. Anatol Lieven, @QuincyInsy HFN

    Sep 24 2021

    Photo: Vietnam war. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow .C. Vann Woodward on the liberal internationalism national myths that inspired the Vietnam War tragedy. Anatol Lieven, @QuincyInst HFN https://quincyinst.org/2021/09/16/vindicating-realist-internationalism/

  • 1712: Childcare after the worst of the pandemic begins to lift. Claire Cain Miller, @NYTimes

    Sep 24 2021

    Photo:  Children, USA. Childcare after the worst of the pandemic begins to lift. Claire Cain Miller, @NYTimes https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/21/upshot/child-care.html

  • 1712: The long, long USA abuse of Haiti continues in the borderland. Nayyera Haq @nayyeroar

    Sep 24 2021

    Photo: Loading sisal in Haiti The long, long USA abuse of Haiti continues in the borderland. Nayyera Haq @nayyeroar https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/23/haiti-us-envoy-resigns-daniel-foote-migrant-deportations-letter Nayyera Haq @nayyeroar, Chief Foreign Correspondent, World Tonight Black News Channel.

  • 1712: The Agatha Christie Solution to the Debt Limit. Veronique deRugy, @Mercatus

    Sep 24 2021

    Photo:  Bond: New Jersey and New York RR 1892 The debt ceiling is the maximum amount of money that the U.S. Treasury can borrow in the form of bond sales.  The Agatha Christie Solution to the Debt Limit. Veronique deRugy, @Mercatus https://www.econlib.org/misplaced-outrage-about-the-debt-ceiling/

  • 1712: Ebrahim "Hanging Judge" Raisi at the UNGA: meet the new boss. Behnam Ben Taleblu

    Sep 24 2021

    Photo:  Old saloon in which the famous Texas "hanging judge," Roy Bean, dispensed "law west of the Pecos" along the Rio Grande in a desolate stretch of the Chihauhuan Desert in the "Trans-Pecos" region of Texas. (His grandson, a distinguished man, practices the law in Roswell, New Mexico.) Ebrahim "Hanging Judge" Raisi at the UNGA: meet the new boss. Behnam Ben Taleblu @FDD, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/21/iran-claims-it-will-be-ready-for-nuclear-deal-talks-in-next-few-weeks ...more

  • 1712: Can the EU arbitrate US vs PRC? Yukon Huang, CEIP . #YukonHuang

    Sep 24 2021

    Photo:  Beijing, China (Feb. 26, 2004) Sailors and Marines from Commander Seventh Fleet and USS Blue Ridge tour the Great Wall of China during a Blue Ridge Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sponsored tour of Beijing, China. Blue Ridge, the command ship of U.S. Seventh Fleet, arrived in Shanghai, China on a Feb. 24th for a routine port visit. While in Shanghai, Sailors and Marines from the ship and embarked staff took in the local culture and interacted with their counterparts from the People...more

  • 1712: #TheScalaReport: Evergrande ruins supply chain breaks; winter is coming & what is to be done? Chris Riegel @scala CEO, @STRATACACHE #TheScalaReport

    Sep 24 2021

    Photo:  A Mandarin's House, Peking #TheScalaReport: Evergrande ruins supply chain breaks; winter is coming & what is to be done?  Chris Riegel @scala CEO, @STRATACACHE #TheScalaReport https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-makes-preparations-for-evergrandes-demise-11632391852?mod=hp_lead_pos1 .. Permissions: Heidenau Date | April 1980 Collection | German Federal Archives  Current location | Allgemeiner Deutscher Nachrichtendienst - Zentralbild (Bild 183) This file is licensed under the Cr...more

  • 1712: Claiming to be the coolest dictator in the Americas. @MaryAnastasiaOG

    Sep 24 2021

    Photo:  Batista sees the Capitol for the first time. Washington, D.C., Nov. 10. Fulgencio Batista, the Cuban Army Sergeant who has risen to the heights of a Caribbean Dictator, arrived in Washington today. This is the first time the Cuban Dictator has set foot outside his native land in thirty seven years, Claiming to be the coolest dictator in the Americas.  @MaryAnastasiaOG https://www.wsj.com/articles/el-salvadors-bitcoin-scam-dollar-crypto-currency-monetary-policy-11631470517 Mary Anast...more

  • 1712: Groundhog Day in the Canadian Election. Conrad Black @ConradMBlack

    Sep 24 2021

    Photo:  VOTE LIBERAL - "THE GATES ARE MINE TO OPEN".  Mackenzie King 1930 Election Posters.  This is the first of three copies of this colour poster. The work depicts Miss Canada, opening the doors, under a "1930 Budget" lintel, of "British Preferential Tariff". Groundhog Day in the Canadian Election.  Conrad Black @ConradMBlack https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/mail-in-delays-and-recounts-canadas-election-tallying-drags-on/ar-AAOKrYg

  • 1711: What is the Traffic Light Coalition & What is to be done? Tom Nuttal @TheEconomist Berlin Bureau Chief GLXXG

    Sep 23 2021

    Photo:  Horizontal Dallas display viewed from the left turn bay. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow What is the Traffic Light Coalition & What is to be done?  Tom Nuttal @TheEconomist Berlin Bureau Chief GLXXG https://www.economist.com/europe/2021/09/18/the-warring-parties-plans-for-germanys-economy-are-full-of-holes?frsc=dg%7Ce .. "Traffic light coalition" (direct translation of German: Ampelkoalition) is a term originating in German politics w...more

  • 1711: Olaf Scholz all green lights for the Sunday polling for Germany. Tom Nuttal @TheEconomist Berlin Bureau Chief GLXXG

    Sep 23 2021

    Photo:  Willy Brandt (1913–1992): Vice Chancellor & Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs (1966–1969).  Vice-Chancellor of 1900s mid-century. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Olaf Scholz all green lights for the Sunday polling for Germany.. Tom Nuttal @TheEconomist Berlin Bureau Chief GLXXG https://www.economist.com/europe/2021/09/18/the-warring-parties-plans-for-germanys-economy-are-full-of-holes?frsc=dg%7Ce

  • 1711: Lunar Lander VIPER for the South Pole. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com HFN

    Sep 23 2021

    Photo:  VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover) is a planned robotic lunar rover by NASA, that will be tasked to prospect for natural lunar resources, especially water ice within a permanently shadowed region near the lunar south pole. The VIPER mission is part of the Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) meant to support the crewed Ar. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Lunar Lander VIPER for the South Pole. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheB...more

  • 1711: Multiple commercial space stations. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com HFN

    Sep 23 2021

    Photo: Rotating wheel space station. Wernher von Braun 1952 concept. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Multiple commercial space stations. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com HFN https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/nasa-reviewing-a-dozen-commercial-proposals-for-future-government-space-stations/

  • 1711: War Warning Algeria vs Morocco. Rick Fisher, IASC; and @GordonGChang.

    Sep 23 2021

    Photo:   Traditional peoples of the Mahgreb  War Warning Algeria vs Morocco.  Rick Fisher, IASC; and @GordonGChang. https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2021/03/12/chinas-chance-to-bridge-the-algeria-morocco-divide/ Rick Fisher, senior Fellow of the International Assessment and Strategy Center; and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill Gordon G. Chang @GordonGChang. Author, The Coming Collapse of China and The Great U.S.-China Tech War

  • 1711: France is already an Indo-Pacific power. @CleoPaskal, @GordonGChang

    Sep 23 2021

    Photo:  Painting of Two Women of Tahiti by Paul Gauguin France is already an Indo-Pacific power.  @CleoPaskal, @GordonGChang https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/macron-and-modi-vow-to-act-jointly-after-subs-dispute/ar-AAOFdbY https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/aukus-big-deal-everyone @CleoPaskal, non-resident Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Gordon G. Chang @GordonGChang. Author, The Coming Collapse of China and The Great U.S.-China Tech War

  • 1711: Biden and Xi name no superpower names. Stephen Yates, @YatesDCIA. Gordon G. Chang @GordonGChang

    Sep 23 2021

    Photo:  United Nations. United Nations office building from 43rd St. I Biden and Xi name no superpower names.  Stephen Yates, @YatesDCIA.  Gordon G. Chang @GordonGChang https://www.usnews.com/news/world-report/articles/2021-09-21/biden-xi-avoid-referencing-one-another-at-un-as-us-leader-softens-tone-on-china Stephen Yates, CEO of D.C. International Advisory, and former advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney.   @YatesDCIA Gordon G. Chang @GordonGChang. Author, The Coming Collapse of China ...more

  • 1711: What kind of Evergrande bailout? Roger Robinson, @pssi_prague and @GordonGChang

    Sep 23 2021

    Photo: Chinese buildings of yore. What kind of Evergrande bailout?    Roger Robinson, @pssi_prague and @GordonGChang Roger W Robinson, @pssi_prague , chairman of the Prague Security Studies Institute and former chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission   https://video.foxbusiness.com/v/6273545338001 Gordon G. Chang @GordonGChang. Author, The Coming Collapse of China and The Great U.S.-China Tech War. .

  • 1710: Not your grandfather's Communist Party surprises in the Duma Elections. Felix Light, Moscow Times, @felix_light, @CBS News, @Moscow Times

    Sep 23 2021

    Photo: Probably north of Brody, eastern Galicia. Not your grandfather's Communist Party surprises in the Duma Elections. Felix Light, Moscow Times,  @felix_light, @CBS News, @Moscow Times https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/09/21/statisticians-claim-half-of-pro-kremlin-votes-in-duma-elections-were-false-a75102

  • 1710: Is Emmanuel Macron the new leader of the EU? Sophie Pedder @TheEconomist

    Sep 23 2021

    Photo:  Saint-Louis, roi de France + 1270 Is Emmanuel Macron the new leader of the EU?  Sophie Pedder @TheEconomist https://www.eiu.com/n/taking-stock-of-the-macron-presidency/

  • 1710: Paul Ryan takes the Robert Woodson torch. Salina Zito, CNN, New York Post; author, The Great Revolt. @SalenaZito

    Sep 23 2021

    Photo:  The distinguished Robert Woodson Paul Ryan takes the Robert Woodson torch.  Salina Zito, CNN, New York Post; author, The Great Revolt. @SalenaZito  https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/author/salena-zito https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/robert-woodson-retires-after-40-years-of-empowering-communities

  • 1710: Occupy Wall Street 2011 and Evacuate Rikers Island 2021. Harry Siegel, @harrysiegel Daily News and The Daily Beast.

    Sep 23 2021

    Photo:  This is an odd welcome sign of sorts, for the Rikers Island correctional facility, New York City's main jail complex in the middle of the East River between the Queens and Brooklyn county-like boroughs, is completely inaccessible to all but law-enforcement officers, lawyers, accused criminals and (under strict supervision) their family members. Photographers are especially unwelcome Occupy Wall Street 2011 and Evacuate Rikers Island 2021. Harry Siegel, @harrysiegel  Daily News and The...more

  • 1710: 2/2 #HotelMars: The Clouds of Venus and the Search for Life. David Grinspoon @@DrFunkySpoon , Planetary Science Institute; David Livingston, SpaceShow.com

    Sep 23 2021

    Photo:   Range : 1 million miles (1.63 million km) This image of the planet Venus was taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft shortly before 10PM PST when the space craft was directly above Venus' equator. This is the 66th of more than 80 Venus images that Galileo was programmed to take and record during its Venus flyby.  In the picture, cloud features as small as 25 miles (40 km) can be seen. Patches of waves and convective clouds are superimposed on the swirl of the planet's broad weather patterns...more

  • 1710: 1/2 #HotelMars: The Clouds of Venus and the Search for Life. David Grinspoon @DrFunkySpoon Planetary Science Institute; David Livingston, SpaceShow.com

    Sep 23 2021

    Photo:  Venus and Cupid in the Clouds 1/2  #HotelMars: The Clouds of Venus and the Search for Life. David Grinspoon @DrFunkySpoon  Planetary Science Institute; David Livingston, SpaceShow.com https://www.planetary.org/space-missions/davinci 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

  • 1710: The long Covid testing road home from the South of France. Simon Constable @RealConstable

    Sep 23 2021

    Photo:  Provencal Farandole and Tarasque / A. Castaigne. People dancing in semi-circle around large monster (bull or dragon?) costume, at the Paris Exposition. The long Covid testing road home from the South of France.  Simon Constable  @RealConstable https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-19 Simon Constable, economist, journalist, currently based in Scotland; and author, The WSJ Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators That Really Matter: From Big Macs to "Zombie Banks," the Indicator...more

  • 1710: Winter is coming for Scotland. Simon Constable @RealConstable

    Sep 23 2021

    Photo:  Skating, Duddingstone Loch Winter is coming for Scotland.  Simon Constable  @RealConstable https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/uk-gas-shortage-how-gas-and-co2-supply-issues-are-hampering-scottish-business/ar-AAOHRHT Simon Constable, economist, journalist, currently based in Scotland; and author, The WSJ Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators That Really Matter: From Big Macs to "Zombie Banks," the Indicators Smart Investors Watch to Beat the Market.   @RealConstable

  • 1709: #StateThinking: @MaryKissel: AUKUS, the French unhappiness and a reflection in Normandy. @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc. @DeTocqueville14 @TocquevilleFDN

    Sep 22 2021

    Photo:  Letter of credence, which presents an ambassador to his new assignment; i.e., presents his credentials.  Diplomatic correspondence of this sort is in French. Text below*. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #StateThinking:  @MaryKissel: AUKUS, the French unhappiness and a reflection in Normandy.  @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc. @DeTocqueville14 @TocquevilleFDN https://www.bloomberg...more

  • 1709: Memories of twenty years of columns on 9/11.

    Sep 22 2021

    Photo: Panel S-29: tribute to the Jersey City Fire Department. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Memories of twenty years of columns on 9-11.  @CliffMay @FDD https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/sep/7/after-twenty-911-anniversaries-the-sleeping-giant-/...

  • 1709: The longtime special relationship with Australia Jeff McCausland @mccauslj @CBSNews @dickinsoncol

    Sep 22 2021

    Photo: "Australians welcome Americans", postcard 1908. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow  The longtime special relationship with Australia Jeff McCausland  @mccauslj @CBSNews @dickinsoncol https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/report/2007/ssi_mccausland-stuart-tow-wesley.pdf

  • 1709: Milley and the flaw in the nuclear code protocol. Jeff McCausland @mccauslj @CBSNews @dickinsoncol

    Sep 22 2021

    Photo:  The Gold Codes are the launch codes for nuclear weapons provided to the Presidents of the United States in their role as Commander-in-Chief of the United States armed forces. In conjunction with the nuclear football, the Gold Codes allow the president to authorize a nuclear attack. Gold Codes, as well as a separate nuclear football, are also assigned to the Vice President in case the President is incapacitated or otherwise unable to discharge the duties of office pursuant to the Twenty-f...more

  • 1708: 2/2: Australia on the frontlines vs the PRC. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN

    Sep 22 2021

    Photo: A Kuomintang political luncheon in Australia in 1942. . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 2/2: Australia  on the frontlines vs the PRC. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN https://www.perthnow.com.au/politics/diplomacy/pm-defends-aukus-french-subs-not-enough-c-4033129

  • 1708: 1/2: Australia on the frontlines vs the PRC. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN

    Sep 22 2021

    Photo: Lin Sen was the first Chinese head of state (in office 1931–1943) to visit Australia (in 1931–2).. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 1/2: Australia  on the frontlines vs the PRC.  Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN https://www.perthnow.com.au/politics/diplomacy/pm-defends-aukus-french-subs-not-enough-c-4033129

  • 1708: #StateThinking: AUKUS and the French fury. @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.

    Sep 22 2021

    Photo:  Letter of credence, which presents an ambassador to his new assignment; i.e., presents his credentials.  Diplomatic correspondence of this sort is in French. Text below*.   CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #StateThinking: AUKUS and the French fury.  @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-21/french-call-to-delay-u-s-trade-meeting-gains-support...more

  • 1708: Can Manhattan make another comeback, starting with the ballet?? @LizPeek @TheHill GLXXG

    Sep 22 2021

    Photo: Snowflake Waltz, NYC Ballet 1954 . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow  Can Manhattan make another comeback, starting with the ballet?? @LizPeek @TheHill GLXXG https://www.lincolncenter.org/lincoln-center-at-home

  • 1708: Is Evergrande a 2008 Minsky Moment of global contagion? @LizPeek @TheHill

    Sep 22 2021

    Photo: The Panic of 1873 was a financial crisis that triggered an economic depression in Europe and North America that lasted from 1873 to 1877 or 1879 in France and in Britain. Here:  A bank run on the Fourth National Bank No. 20 Nassau Street, New York City, from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 4 October 1873. (Note: this is a Hyman Minsky moment—an economist—not Marvin Minsky, a leading AI scientist.) CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Is ...more

  • 1707: Pfizer Nations and Mask Rules. Henry Miller @PacificResearch @henryimiller

    Sep 22 2021

    Photo: Charles Pfizer, chemist and founder of the corporation. Pfizer Nations and Mask Rules.  Henry Miller @PacificResearch  @henryimiller https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2114255 Dr Henry Miller, Hoover Institution.  @henryimiller, @PacificResearch Institute, www.HenryMillerMD.org

  • 1707: Winter is coming for London! @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Sep 22 2021

    Photo: An Exact and lively Mapp or REPRESENTATION of Booths and all the varieties of showes and Humours upon the ICE on the River of THAMES by LONDON During that memorable Frost in the 35th yeare of the Reigne of his Sacred Maty King CHARLES the 2d, ANNO Dni MDCLXXXIII.   Winter is coming for London!  @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://news.yahoo.com/where-does-uk-gas-facing-120045355.html

  • 1707: AUKUS, BREXIT, EU & What is to be done? @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Sep 22 2021

    Photo:  England:  An ornate console with volutes and a panther skin, above it helmets, weapons, a torch, masks and a rectangular frame with a mermaid and an eagle surrounded by clouds, a cross, coins, a cross and the papal tiara.  AUKUS, BREXIT, EU & What is to be done?  @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.spectator.com.au/2021/09/the-eu-should-keep-out-of-frances-spat-with-australia/

  • 1707: Inflation is here. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Sep 22 2021

    Photo:  Dollars & dimes Inflation is here. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/inflation-is-all-over-the-place-11631984968?st=3agulqmtf07hco3&reflink=article_gmail_share

  • 1707: After Afghanistan, India rethinks its land and maritime defenses. Sadanand Dhume @AEI @WSJOpinion

    Sep 22 2021

    Photo:  Three-mast sailship, c. 5th century. Ajanta Cave. After Afghanistan, India rethinks its land and maritime defenses. Sadanand Dhume @AEI  @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-afghanistan-withdrawal-india-china-pakistan-the-quad-islamist-terrorism-kashmir-subrahmanyam-jaishankar-11631820293?mod=hp_opin_pos_6#cxrecs_s

  • 1707: Winter is coming without central heating for the Johnson Government. Adrian Wooldridge @TheEconomist

    Sep 22 2021

    Photo: A stove. LOC photo. Winter is coming without central heating for the Johnson Government. Adrian Wooldridge @TheEconomist https://apnews.com/article/europe-business-london-af906936ae9b65b447d3cd19187c155e

  • 1707: Boris Johnson sails Global Britain to Australia. Adrian Wooldridge @TheEconomist

    Sep 22 2021

    Photo:  Great Britain in 1853, after her refit to four masts Boris Johnson sails Global Britain to Australia. Adrian Wooldridge @TheEconomist https://news.yahoo.com/world-warned-global-britain-patrol-165322044.html

  • 1707: Cabinet shuffle and deal. Adrian Wooldridge @TheEconomist

    Sep 22 2021

    Photo:  Queen Victoria convened her first Privy Council on the day of her accession in 1837.   Cabinet shuffle and deal. Adrian Wooldridge @TheEconomist https://www.economist.com/britain/boris-johnson-has-stamped-his-authority-on-his-cabinet/21804794?frsc=dg%7Ce

  • 1706: The Haqqani Family in charge of Kabul cricket @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

    Sep 21 2021

    Photo: Hashmatullah Shahidi is an Afghan cricketer. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut for Afghanistan against Kenya in October 2013. in June 2018. He became the first Afghan player to score a test double hundred when he scored 200 not out against Zimbabwe in on 11 March 2021. And the Afghan women's cricket team under Taliban? CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The Haqqani Family in charge of Kabul cricket   @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @L...more

  • 1706: Reviewing Al Qaeda's regional capabilities. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

    Sep 21 2021

    Photo: al Qaeda media CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Reviewing Al Qaeda's regional capabilities.  @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/09/al-qaeda-affiliated-media-group-stresses-importance-of-idea-development-in-9-11-video.php

  • 1706: Taliban boasts of victory on a Khost Province billboard. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

    Sep 21 2021

    Photo:  KHOST PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Paratroopers from 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, secure a helicopter landing zone, Aug. 16, at the operational coordination center overlooking parts of Khost city in eastern Afghanistan. This particular location was one of the staging points for materials for the Afghan elections, Aug. 20. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Marcus Butler. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Aud...more

  • 1706: Taliban bans women in government; ISIS attacks Taliban. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

    Sep 21 2021

    Photo: Afghan women CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Taliban bans women in government; ISIS attacks Taliban.   @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/taliban-run-kabul-city-government-tells-female-workers-stay-home-n1279616 https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/09/islamic-state-bombs-taliban-convoys-in-eastern-afghanistan.php

  • 1706: 2/2 The joy of the many chapters of the fern and the butterfly. Oliver Morton, Senior Editor, Briefings @TheEconomist. HFN

    Sep 21 2021

    Photo:  Pressed and mounted fern specimen: Lomaria filiformis . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 2/2 The joy of the many chapters of the fern and the butterfly. Oliver Morton, Senior Editor, Briefings @TheEconomist. HFN https://www.economist.com/schools-brief/2021/08/21/making-your-way-in-the-world 

  • 1706: 1/2 The joy of the many chapters of the fern and the butterfly. Oliver Morton, Senior Editor, Briefings @TheEconomist. HFN

    Sep 21 2021

    Photo: Four butterflies on a flower.  Rijksmuseum. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 1/2 The joy of the many chapters of the fern and the butterfly. Oliver Morton, Senior Editor, Briefings @TheEconomist. HFN https://www.economist.com/schools-brief/2021/08/21/making-your-way-in-the-world 

  • 1706: DeFi joins Fintech and govcoin in the celebration of cryptocurrency like the Mad Hatter's tea party. Alice Fulwood, @TheEconomist @alice_fulwood

    Sep 21 2021

    Photo: DeFi is a collective term for financial products and services that are accessible to anyone who can use Ethereum. Here: "emergency currency"—The Dutch cities besieged by the Spanish army for having revolted against Spanish rule in the 1570s experienced severe shortages of virtually everything, including money to pay the soldiers. Emergency money was therefore minted. Gold, silver, paper: anything in the cities under siege could be used as temporary currency. CBS Eye on the World with Jo...more

  • 1706: The legacy of Occupy Wall Street 2011. Katrina vanden Heuvel, @TheNation

    Sep 21 2021

    Photo: Occupy Wall Street: Protesters along the road with signs CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The legacy of Occupy Wall Street 2011. Katrina vanden Heuvel, @TheNation https://www.thenation.com/article/society/ows-occupy-zuccotti-protest/

  • 1706: Memories of 9-11-01 at the then-Emergency.com reporting desk in late-night Australia. Jeremy Zakis, Sydney, New South Wales.

    Sep 21 2021

    Photo: State Emergency Service training, Brisbane River, c 1976. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Memories of 9-11-01 at the then-Emergency.com reporting desk in late-night Australia. Jeremy Zakis, Sydney, New South Wales.

  • 1706: Startup Pentagon to combat China's "aversarial capital." Francis Rose FROSEDC

    Sep 21 2021

    Photo: Chinese Army . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Startup Pentagon to combat China's "aversarial capital." Francis Rose FROSEDC  https://www.fedscoop.com/radio/the-daily-scoop-podcast-september-17-2021/

  • 1706: EU in turmoil over AUKUS. Theresa Fallon, director of the Center for Russia Europe Asia Studies. @TheresaAFallon @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, @TheHill

    Sep 21 2021

    Photo: Yankee I class submarine submarine  . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow EU in turmoil over AUKUS. Theresa Fallon, director of the Center for Russia Europe Asia Studies. @TheresaAFallon @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, @TheHill https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/20/france-seeks-delay-eu-australia-trade-deal-amid-aukus-fallout

  • 1706: @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. Scott Harold, senior political scientist at The RAND Corporation

    Sep 21 2021

    Photo: A sort of AUKUS of yesteryear: Anzus.  Australian, New Zealand, and United States aircraft during a military exercise in 1982 CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Japan opines of AUKUS. Scott Harold and Gordon Chang @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.  Scott Harold, senior political scientist at The RAND Corporation https://www.defensenews.com/global/asia-pacific/2021/09/17/what-are-the-regional-reactions-to-the-new-us-uk-australia-se...more

  • 1706: #NewWorldReport: Europe rejects the Ortegas of Managua. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org Parliamentarian Hermann Tertsch, European Parliament, Brussels, repr

    Sep 21 2021

    Photo: Steamboat landing on beautiful Lake Nicaragua, Granada, Nicaragua, C. A. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NewWorldReport:  Europe rejects the Ortegas of Managua. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org Parliamentarian Hermann Tertsch, European Parliament, Brussels, representing Vox Party of Spain. @hermanntertsch GLXXG https://www.confidencial.com.ni/eng...more

  • 1706: #NewWorldReport: What is the risk to Colombia? Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org Parliamentarian Hermann Tertsch, European Parliament, Brussels, representin

    Sep 21 2021

    Photo:    Colombia Cartagena 2c fourth issue, purple overprint, December 1899. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NewWorldReport:   What is the risk to Colombia?  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org Parliamentarian Hermann Tertsch, European Parliament, Brussels, representing Vox Party of Spain. @hermanntertsch GLXXG https://www.laprensalatina.com/colombias-d...more

  • 1706: #NewWorldReport: The ghost of Chavez in Spain. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org Parliamentarian Hermann Tertsch, European Parliament, Brussels, representin

    Sep 21 2021

    Photo: Anti-democrats of  yore inn Spain:  Francisco Franco at a Meeting at Hendaye, 1940. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NewWorldReport:   The ghost of Chavez in Spain.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org Parliamentarian Hermann Tertsch, European Parliament, Brussels, representing Vox Party of Spain. @hermanntertsch GLXXG https://news.yahoo.com/spai...more

  • 1706: #NewWorldReport: AMLO welcomes CELAC to Mexico City Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org Parliamentarian Hermann Tertsch, European Parliament, Brussels, represe

    Sep 21 2021

    Photo:  STREET SCENE IN MEXICO CITY, long ago. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NewWorldReport:  AMLO welcomes CELAC to Mexico City  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave). Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org . Parliamentarian Hermann Tertsch, European Parliament, Brussels, representing Vox Party of Spain. @hermanntertsch GLXXG https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/latam-leaders-express-ire-ov...more

  • 1705: #PacificWatch: Hot, dry, winds and "critical fire conditions" close in on General Sherman and the firefighters. @JCBliss

    Sep 20 2021

    Photo: A solitary Sequoia gigantea @Batchelorshow #PacificWatch: Hot, dry, winds and "critical fire conditions" close in on General Sherman and the firefighters. @JCBliss https://www.chron.com/news/article/California-firefighters-scramble-to-protect-16471227.php

  • 1705: #Londinium90AD: Germanicus finds the formula for the transformation of the Republic to the Empire. Michael Vlahos.

    Sep 20 2021

    Photo:  A Roman soldier triumphs on the battlefield. At his feet lie defeated men. He holds a banner with a multi-headed eagle and a command staff in his hand. In the background right, the ten-horned monster, one of the four beasts from Daniel's vision. In the background fighting armies. In the margin a two-line caption in Latin. @Batchelorshow #Londinium90AD: Germanicus finds the formula for the transformation of the Republic to the Empire.  Michael Vlahos. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/po...more

  • 1703: Peak Putin at the Duma elections. H. J. Mackinder, International Relations.

    Sep 20 2021

    Photo: Владимир Путин.  Young Vladimir Putin in the KGB, 1980. @Batchelorshow Peak Putin at the Duma elections. H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2021/0919/Pro-Kremlin-party-leads-State-Duma-election-in-early-results

  • 1704: Nicholas Thomas, author, Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific; @MAACambridge.

    Sep 20 2021

    Photo: Palau Islands, Republic of Palau Nicholas Thomas, author, Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific; @MAACambridge. https://www.amazon.com/Voyagers-Settlement-Pacific-Nicholas-Thomas/dp/1541619838 An award-winning scholar explores the sixty-thousand-year history of the Pacific islands in this dazzling, deeply researched account. The islands of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia stretch across a huge expanse of ocean and encompass a multitude of different peoples. Starting with Cap...more

  • 1703: The rocky road ahead for the Biden Agenda in the contentious majority in Congress. @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness @TheAmGreatness

    Sep 20 2021

    Photo:   Congressonal contention: Congresswoman Alice Mary Robertson was colorful, quotable, conservative, and hostile to the women’s suffrage movement and its many leaders. Robertson’s single term in the House hinged on her rejection of a significant piece of legislation—a proposed World War I Veterans Bonus Bill.* @Batchelorshow The rocky road ahead for the Biden Agenda in the contentious  majority in Congress. @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness @TheAmGreatness ..  ..  ..   *Robertson’s mission...more

  • 1702: "In the Tunnel of Love" #Unbound. A story from the collection, _Gordon Liddy Is My Muse,_ by John Calvin Batchelor. The complete 85 minutes. Read by John Batchelor.

    Sep 20 2021

    Photo:  Amour vaillant: Cupid stands guard by a long burning torch, in the background a loving couple.  . CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow "In the Tunnel of Love" #Unbound.  A story from the collection, Gordon Liddy Is My Muse, by John Calvin Batchelor. The complete 85 minutes. Read by John Batchelor. Gordon Liddy Is My Muse, Hardcover;  by John Calvin Batchelor   https://www.amazon.com/Gordon-Liddy-My-Muse-Tommy/dp/080503790X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_...more

  • 1701: The difference between Brown Dwarfs and Red Dwarfs. Ken Croswell, Science News

    Sep 20 2021

    Photo:   Young Brown Dwarf in TW Hydrae Family of Stars (Artist's Concept) The difference between Brown Dwarfs and Red Dwarfs. Ken Croswell, Science News Science News:  https://www.sciencenews.org/ar

  • 1701: #ClassiscKenCroswell: #UNBOUND. The Voyager twins can still communicate from interstellar space. Ken Croswell. The Lives of Stars.

    Sep 20 2021

    Photo:  Artist's concept of Voyager spacecraft in flight The New John Batchelor Show CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #ClassiscKenCroswell: #UNBOUND. The Voyager twins can still communicate from interstellar space.  Ken Croswell.  The Lives of Stars. 1.   I977: to Saturn and Jupiter and beyond. Fascinating moons: Io, same size as our Moon, has erupting volcanoes.  Europa has liquid water oceans under ice.   Saturn: nitrogen atmosphere. 2.  The heliopause. Proceedings of the National A...more

  • 1700: Josh Rogin #Unbound: the complete, eighty-minute interview, March 21, 2021

    Sep 20 2021

    Photo: Man Leaning on Large Bell, from Huchui Temple Destroyed by Taiping Rebels (1850-62). China, 1875  CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Chaos under Heaven https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08B364SKG/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 The explosive, behind-the-scenes story of Donald Trump’s high-stakes confrontation with Beijing, from an award-winning Washington Post columnist and peerless observer of the U.S.–China relationship There was no cal...more

  • 1700: John Calvin Batchelor: #UNBOUND. "Hollywood Before the Mast" A story from the collection, Gordon Liddy Is My Muse, by John Calvin Batchelor. The complete 85 minutes. Read by John Batchelor.

    Sep 20 2021

    Photo: Germany:  Landscape with View of a Farmer's Cottage CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow "Hollywood Before the Mast" #UNBOUND. A story from the collection, Gordon Liddy Is My Muse,by John Calvin Batchelor.   Read by John Batchelor. HFN https://www.amazon.com/Gordon-Liddy-Muse-Calvin-Batchelor/dp/0671690787 In nine darkly comic episodes that range from Moscow to Hollywood, the conservative spy novelist Tommy "Tip" Paine offers this postmodern...more

  • 1698: #PacificWatch: Fighting the KNP Complex wildfire to defend General Sherman @JCBliss

    Sep 19 2021

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1950 Seqouia [i.e., Sequoia] & Kings Canyon National Park, July 1950 (11th to 23rd). View from Sunset Rock with suggestive rays @Batchelorshow #PacificWatch: Fighting the KNP Complex wildfire to defend General Sherman @JCBliss https://www.kentucky.com/news/nation-world/national/article254307968.html

  • 1698: #Londinium90AD: Gaius & Germanicus reflect on the death of Domination, 96 A.D.; and Chairman Mark Milley's remarks about violence and succession between October 2020 and January 2021 A.D.. Michael Vlahos. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Sep 19 2021

    Photo: Altar of Diana; found in what became Engelond. @Batchelorshow #Londinium90AD: Gaius & Germanicus reflect on the death of Domination, 96 A.D.; and Chairman Mark Milley's remarks about violence and succession between October 2020 and January 2021 A.D..  Michael Vlahos. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/15/milley-held-secret-calls-with-china-others-as-trump-pushed-election-lies.html

  • 1698: 9/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Profile of "well-regarded academic who is also a patriot" Stefan Halper in the Washington Post, June 5, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Sep 19 2021

    Photo: Russia in England: Charles Williams. Polar bears are taught to dance. 1801 Painted etching.. @Batchelorshow 9/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Profile of "well-regarded academic who is also a patriot" Stefan Halper in the Washington Post, June 5, 2018.  Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/cambridge-university-perch-gave-fbi-source-access-to-top-intelligence-figures--and-a-cover-as-he-reached-out-to-trump-associates/...more

  • 1698: 8/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Book Launch Party with a pride of competing intelligence agents, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, May 18, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Sep 19 2021

    Photo: Quadrangle, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University. @Batchelorshow 8/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Book Launch Party with a pride of competing intelligence agents, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, May 18, 2018.  Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/news/2018/aug/1/spy-who-changed-history/

  • 1698: 7/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: American media names Cambridge Professor Stefan Halper as the source of the allegations, May 18, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Sep 19 2021

    Photo:  Turncoats Satrire on clergymen who changed denominational allegiance according to political  convenience with an etching showing the interior of a tailor's shop. On the left, a clergyman tries on a gown asking his tailor, "Can't you make this [High Church] Gown into a [Low Church] Cloak upon Ocasion"; the tailor replies, "Yes Sr. I can very easily". In the centre, a tailor holds out a measuring tape to another clergyman, saying "Sr. let me take ye length of your Conscience"; the clergym...more

  • 1698: 6/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: "Glamorous." Daily Telegraph, April 2, 2017. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova.

    Sep 19 2021

    Photo:  Russian belle:  Vasilisa at the Hut of Baba Yaga, by Ivan Bilibin @Batchelorshow 6/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: "Glamorous." Daily Telegraph, April 2, 2017.  Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/01/cambridge-university-dragged-row-donald-trumps-ex-spy-chiefs/

  • 1698: 5/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Allegedly linked to the GRU and Vladimir Putin on the Guardian front gate, April 1, 2017. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova.

    Sep 19 2021

    Photo:  Spy, in Russian.  Screen grab; fair use. @Batchelorshow 5/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Allegedly linked to the GRU and Vladimir Putin on the Guardian front gate, April 1, 2017. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/31/michael-flynn-new-evidence-spy-chiefs-had-concerns-about-russian-ties

  • 1698: 4/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Over three days, 2/28/17-3/4/17, Svetlana Lokhova is contacted by WSJ, WAPO, NYT, all of whom suspect her as a Russian agent. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova.

    Sep 19 2021

    Photo: The distinguished Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and New York Times all occasionally descend into tabloidism. @Batchelorshow 4/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Over three days, 2/28/17-3/4/17, Svetlana Lokhova is contacted by WSJ, WAPO, NYT, all of whom suspect her as a Russian agent. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. https://www.wsj.com/articles/mike-flynn-didnt-report-2014-interaction-with-russian-british-national-1489809842 "WASHINGTON-—Former national security adviser M...more

  • 1698: 3/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: The first sign of the attack on Svetlana Lokhova and Michael Flynn, the Financial Times, December 16, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova.

    Sep 19 2021

    Photo: The FT. Fair use. @Batchelorshow 3/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: The first sign of the attack on Svetlana Lokhova and Michael Flynn, the Financial Times, December 16, 2016.  Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. https://www.ft.com/content/d43cd586-c396-11e6-9bca-2b93a6856354

  • 1698: 2/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Remembering the Stefan Halper origins, August 10-16, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova.

    Sep 19 2021

    Photo: A partially hand-coloured print of Jack or John Robinson portrayed as a rat catcher on all fours in a room of the Treasury. He offers money and pensions to M.P's who are shown as rats. @Batchelorshow 2/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Remembering the Stefan Halper origins, August 10-16, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossfire_Hurricane_(FBI_investigation) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossfire_Hurricane_(FBI_investigation)

  • 1698: 1/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Remembering the Peter Strzok origins, July 31, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova.

    Sep 19 2021

    Photo: A GOES-13 infrared satellite image provided by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, Calif., showing the status of Hurricane Irene . @Batchelorshow 1/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Remembering the Peter Strzok origins, July 31, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossfire_Hurricane_(FBI_investigation)

  • 1699: Nicholas Wapshott #UNBOUND. The complete, forty-minute interview, July 24, 2016.

    Sep 19 2021

    Photo:  The book cover. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Nicholas Wapshott #UNBOUND. The complete forty-minute interview, July 24, 2016. Samuelson Friedman: The Battle Over the Free Market, by Nicholas Wapshott  https://www.amazon.com/Samuelson-Friedman-Battle-Over-Market-ebook/dp/B08589Z7M9/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Nicholas+Wapshott+%2B+samuelson&qid=1627690920&s=digital-text&sr=1-1 From the author of Keynes Hayek, the next gr...more

  • 1699: Jerry Hendrix #Unbound: Naval primacy. The complete, forty-minute interview, March 23, 2021

    Sep 19 2021

    Photo:  Fountain Group (here: Naval Power), Imperial Palace, Vienna, Austria CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Jerry Hendrix #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview, March 23, 2021 To Provide and Maintain a Navy: Why Naval Primacy Is America's First, Best Strategy, Hardcover – December 19, 2020 by Henry J Hendrix https://www.amazon.com/Provide-Maintain-Navy-Americas-Strategy/dp/0960039198 The national conversation regarding the United Stat...more

  • 1699: Devin Nunes #Unbound: Countdown to Socialism. The complete, twenty-six-minute interview, September 15, 2020

    Sep 19 2021

    Photo: Margaret Thatcher quotation.  CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Devin Nunes #Unbound: The complete, 26-minute interview, August 2021 Countdown to Socialism, paperback, [[DATE]]  by Devin Nunes   https://www.amazon.com/Countdown-Socialism-Devin-Nunes/dp/1641771860/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=devin+nunes&qid=1631483495&s=books&sr=1-1 This pamphlet exposes how the Democratic Party has changed beyond recognition. Once the party...more

  • 1699: C. J. Carey #UNBOUND: The complete, 20-minute interview, June 26, 2021

    Sep 19 2021

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

  • 1696: Tireless Curiosity climbs an unknown, unsolved landscape of Mt Gale. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com HFN

    Sep 18 2021

    Photo: Little Curiosity's organic chemistry lab. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Tireless Curiosity climbs an unknown, unsolved landscape of Mt Gale..  Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com HFN https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/curiosity-into-the-mountains/

  • 1696: Begin private space exploration.September 15, 2021. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com HFN

    Sep 18 2021

    Photo: Crew Dragon, first private orbital spacecraft. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Begin private space exploration.September 15, 2021. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com HFN https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/essays-and-commentaries/the-real-human-exploration-of-the-solar-system-began-on-september-15-2021/

  • 1697: Tireless Curiosity climbs an unknown, unsolved landscape of Mt Gale. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com HFN

    Sep 18 2021

    Photo:  NASA's portrait of Curiosity https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/mission-updates/ Curiosity is a car-sized Mars rover designed to explore the Gale crater on Mars as part of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission. Curiosity was launched from Cape Canaveral on 26 November 2011, at 15:02:00 UTC and landed on Aeolis Palus inside Gale crater on Mars on 6 August 2012, 05:17:57 UTC Tireless Curiosity climbs an unknown, unsolved landscape of Mt Gale..  Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com HFN https://b...more

  • 1697: Begin private space exploration. September 15, 2021. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Sep 18 2021

    Photo:  Opel RAK.1 - World's first public manned flight of a rocket plane on September 30, 1929. Begin private space exploration.  September 15, 2021.  Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/essays-and-commentaries/the-real-human-exploration-of-the-solar-system-began-on-september-15-2021/

  • 1696: #AustraliaReport: AUKUS encourages; Covid discourages. Scott Mayman, Brisbane @CBS

    Sep 18 2021

    Photo: MEMBERS OF HMAS SYDNEY WAVE GREETINGS FROM THE TOP OF AND A SHELL HOLE IN ONE OF THE SHIP'S FUNNELS. THE SAILOR FIFTH FROM THE LEFT IN THE TOP GROUP IS LEADING STOKER THOMAS NEVIN GLACKIN. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #AustraliaReport: AUKUS encourages; Covid discourages. Scott Mayman, Brisbane @CBS  https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/australian-employment-falls-by-146000-jobs-aug-lockdowns-hit-2021-09-16/

  • 1695: Milley: It's Complicated. Josh Rogin, @WashingtonPost

    Sep 18 2021

    Photo:  Col Douglas MacArthur Douglas MacArthur's greatness as a World War II general, career military officer and rehabilitator of Japan is unquestioned. His highly publicized recall by President Harry Truman for insubordinate behavior in Korea, nearly bringing about World War III with China, ranks as the greatest act of outright defiance of an American president by an American military leader. Milley: It's Complicated.  Josh Rogin, @WashingtonPost https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2...more

  • 1696: #TheScalaReport: Moral Hazard Warnings at Macau, at Hong Kong, at Shanghai & What is to be done? #TheScalaReport. Chris Riegel @scala CEO, @STRATACACHE

    Sep 18 2021

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. 1813 Macao harbor. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #TheScalaReport: Moral Hazard Warnings at Macau, at Hong Kong, at Shanghai & What is to be done?  #TheScalaReport.  Chris Riegel @scala CEO,  @STRATACACHE https://www.reuters.com/world/china/chinas-house-cards-evergrande-threatens-wider-real-estate-market-2021-09-14/

  • 1695: In praise of Stephen Breyer, the Last SCOTUS Liberal. Dan Henninger @WSJOpinion

    Sep 18 2021

    Photo:  Justice Breyer In praise of Stephen Breyer, the Last SCOTUS Liberal.  Dan Henninger @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/supreme-court-packing-justice-breyer-barrett-biden-squad-tinker-roe-abortion-politicized-11631738719

  • 1695: Turkey Is the New Jihadi Highway, and Erdogan Is the Toll Keeper. @AykanErdemir @FDD

    Sep 18 2021

    Photo:  Gunners aboard Turkish ship, at posts   Turkey Is the New Jihadi Highway, and Erdogan Is the Toll Keeper.  @AykanErdemir @FDD The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on five al Qaeda supporters working out of Turkey to provide financial services and travel help to the militant group, the Treasury Department said on Thursday. “These targeted sanctions highlight the United States’ unwavering commitment to sever financial support to al-Qa’ida,” Andrea Gacki, director of the Offic...more

  • 1695: The Black Bears Feast along Lake Tahoe. Jeff Bliss #PacificWatch @JCBlisswNews

    Sep 18 2021

    Photo: American black bear (Ursus Americanus) The Black Bears Feast along Lake Tahoe.  Jeff Bliss #PacificWatch @JCBlisswNews   As people fled the Tahoe region to escape an approaching wildfire, the last thing many did was pull their trash bins out to the curb. But the trash collectors left too. So the bears pigged out, ransacking not only the garbage cans but breaking into dozens of homes. “Bears are just having a heyday of it. It’s just a nightmare,” said John Tillman, owner of South Tahoe Re...more

  • 1694: 4/4 N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia, by Mark Piesing @PorterSqBooks. Hardcover – August 31, 2021

    Sep 17 2021

    Photo:  The flying ship.              Photographic reproduction of an 18th century etching showing an airship designed by Brazilian Jesuit Bartolomeu de Gusmão. Ship has a bird's head and feathers, a boat-like body in which a man stands looking through a telescope; a flag with crest is attached to the rear of the ship. Reproduction of an 18th century book illustration. 4/4    N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia,  by Mark Piesing  @PorterSqBooks.  Hardcover – August 31, 2021    ...more

  • 1694: 3/4 N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia, by Mark Piesing @PorterSqBooks. Hardcover – August 31, 2021

    Sep 17 2021

    Photo:  Coastal airship Norge. 3/4    N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia,  by Mark Piesing  @PorterSqBooks.  Hardcover – August 31, 2021    "GRIPPING. . . . One of the greatest polar rescue efforts ever mounted." —Wall Street Journal The riveting true story of the largest polar rescue mission in history: the desperate race to find the survivors of the glamourous Arctic airship Italia, which crashed near the North Pole in 1928.              Triumphantly returning from the No...more

  • 1694: 2/4 N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia, by Mark Piesing @PorterSqBooks. Hardcover – August 31, 2021

    Sep 17 2021

    Photo:  Arctic explorers preparing for the long winter - historic Cape Sabine and Baffin Bay (79 deg. N. lat.) 2/4   N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia,  by Mark Piesing  @PorterSqBooks.  Hardcover – August 31, 2021    "GRIPPING. . . . One of the greatest polar rescue efforts ever mounted." —Wall Street Journal The riveting true story of the largest polar rescue mission in history: the desperate race to find the survivors of the glamourous Arctic airship Italia, which crashed ...more

  • 1694: 1/4 N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia, by Mark Piesing @PorterSqBooks. Hardcover – August 31, 2021

    Sep 17 2021

    Photo: "Inventio fortunata. Arctic exploration. With an account of Nicholas of Lynn. Read before the American Geographical Society ... May 15th, 1880. Reprinted from the Bulletin of the Society". 1/4    N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia,  by Mark Piesing  PorterSqBooks.  Hardcover – August 31, 2021    "GRIPPING. . . . One of the greatest polar rescue efforts ever mounted." —Wall Street Journal The riveting true story of the largest polar rescue mission in history: the despe...more

  • 1693: How to compete with Amazon on hiring bonuses. #SmallBusinessAmerica: @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

    Sep 17 2021

    Photo:  Competition, and Amazon’s growing delivery expertise. "Industrial history of the United States, from the earliest settlements to the present time: being a complete survey of American industries, embracing agriculture and horticulture; including the cultivation of cotton, tobacco, wheat; the raising of horses, neat-cattle, etc.; all the important manufactures, shipping and fisheries, railroads, mines and mining, and oil; also a history of the coal-miners and the Molly Maguires; banks, in...more

  • 1693: Considerable Tax Hike on Small Business. #SmallBusinessAmerica: @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

    Sep 17 2021

    Photo:  “Looking out for relief.”   Satire on the Crown and Government Security Bill; an exchange between the common man, weighed down and fettered by taxes and poverty, and his look-out up a tree, eight questions or statements and eight responses on a rotating circle, viewed through apertures cut in the image. Considerable Tax Hike on Small Business. #SmallBusinessAmerica: @GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer House Democrats release bill raising corporate tax to 26.5 percent https://thehil...more

  • 1692: 2/2 What Sixty Years of Immigration Represents for Education, Wages, Opportunities. Robert Krol, @Mercatus HFN

    Sep 17 2021

    Photo:  Bedouin refugees 1917   2/2   What Sixty Years of Immigration Represents for Education, Wages, Opportunities. Robert Krol, @Mercatus HFN https://www.mercatus.org/publications/immigration/immigration-and-us-labor-market-outcome Robert Krol, @Mercatus Senior Affiliated Scholar Robert Krol is an emeritus professor of economics at California State University, Northridge; a Senior Affiliated Scholar for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University; and a member of the Heartland Institu...more

  • 1692: 1/2 What Sixty Years of Immigration Represents for Education, Wages, Opportunities. Robert Krol, @Mercatus HFN

    Sep 17 2021

    Photo:  immigrants disembarking; 1912 1/2   What Sixty Years of Immigration Represents for Education, Wages, Opportunities. Robert Krol, @Mercatus HFN https://www.mercatus.org/publications/immigration/immigration-and-us-labor-market-outcome Robert Krol, @Mercatus Senior Affiliated Scholar Robert Krol is an emeritus professor of economics at California State University, Northridge; a Senior Affiliated Scholar for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University; and a member of the Heartland I...more

  • 1691: China retreats. Gregory Copley, @Gregory_Copley

    Sep 17 2021

    Photo: Chinese railroad China retreats.  Gregory Copley, @Gregory_Copley AUKUS Smashing Success Already.

  • 1691: Australia goes nuke. Gregory Copley, @Gregory_Copley.

    Sep 17 2021

    Photo:   A Handful of Australia; a Vintage Postcard from the Early 1900s. 1/2   Australia goes nuke.  Gregory Copley, @Gregory_Copley.  AUKUS Smashing Success Already.  AUKUS Smashing Success Already.

  • 1691: The German Elections look toward Paris. @Judy_Dempsey. @Carnegie_Europe

    Sep 17 2021

    Photo:  Election and Coronation of the Habsburg Emperor Maximilian II The German Elections look toward Paris. @Judy_Dempsey. @Carnegie_Europe Judy Dempsey is a nonresident senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of the Strategic Europe blog https://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/85333

  • 1691: #AfterAfghanistan: Europe Lessons Not Learned. Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey. @Carnegie_Europe

    Sep 17 2021

    Photo:  The Afghan King Amanullah Khan with a group of people in 1927 #AfterAfghanistan: Europe Lessons Not Learned. Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey. @Carnegie_Europe Judy Dempsey is a nonresident senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of the Strategic Europe blog. https://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/85281?utm_source=ctw&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=buttonlink&mkt_tok=MDk1LVBQVi04MTMAAAF_a6nqhiY-rrkpFqPBVvVSQBKrtaQsNFQWt7U6AAJncFV6Jvu84uKPYoP5fJvowEBgpSNRPsRCN0yBb...more

  • 1690: Who knew the Taliban celebrates cricket? @Tunku Varadarajan @WSJOpinion

    Sep 17 2021

    Photo: Non-Taliban cricket. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Who knew the Taliban celebrates cricket? @Tunku Varadarajan @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/cricket-ban-afghanistan-team-taliban-islamist-women-rights-sexism-misogyny-australia-11631568330?st=hi60fhwvfqjfrsn&reflink=article_email_share

  • 1690: Iran unafraid of IAEA or sanctions in run-up to UNGA and an Iran Deal. Behnam ben Taleblu, @FDD

    Sep 17 2021

    Photo: "The Combat of Rustam and Ashkabus", Folio 268v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Iran unafraid of IAEA or sanctions in run-up to UNGA and an Iran Deal. Behnam ben Taleblu, @FDD  https://apnews.com/article/europe-middle-east-iran-united-nations-tehran-cf7a0cde3774f261ff07eba978e266f4 Reuters German police arrested a German-Iranian man suspected of exporting equipment to be used in Iran's n...more

  • 1690: Boris Johnson's "Global Britain" in search of a global mission in AUKUS. Anatol Lieven

    Sep 17 2021

    Photo:  Patriot's Quick Step . . .  This vision, under Johnson, is of a Britain that is faster-moving and more flexible internationally, tilting its focus away from Europe toward Asia and putting its energy into ad hoc alliances and a more robust defense of democratic values to counter threats posed by autocratic regimes such as China and Russia. It places Britain in a more Hobbesian world, in which like-minded countries need to band together when possible, while remaining flexible enough to ch...more

  • 1690: Scheherazade Doha soothes the savage Taliban. Anatol Lieven @QuincyInst

    Sep 17 2021

    Photo: Scheherazade and the Sultan by the Iranian painter Sani ol molk (1849–1856) . . . The world's powers are now scrambling to exert influence amid the return of the country's Islamist rulers. And in the process two nations from the Arab and Muslim world have been emerging as key mediators and facilitators - Qatar and Turkey. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Scheherazade Doha soothes the savage Taliban. Anatol Lieven @QuincyInst https://econ.st/...more

  • 1689: Erin O'Toole to join AUKUS immediately upon election. @ConradMBlack HFN

    Sep 17 2021

    Photo: Justin Trudeau and his good working colleague Xi Jinping CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Erin O'Toole to join AUKUS immediately upon election. @ConradMBlack HFN https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/top-trudeau-rival-otoole-would-push-for-canada-to-join-us-uk-and-australia-security-alliance/ar-AAOwv2b

  • 1689: Ex-Im Bank for Stalin, William Bullitt, Cordell Hull, FDR: April, 1934 HFN

    Sep 17 2021

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1949 Chinese communists celebrate Joseph Stalin's seventieth birthday. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Ex-Im Bank for Stalin, William Bullitt, Cordell Hull, FDR: April, 1934 HFN Union Guy Gets a Seat on Ex-Im Board | National Review https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/belated-happy-labor-day-union-guy-gets-a-seat-on-ex-im-board/

  • 1689: What is AUKUS for China? @RichardFontaine @CNASDC

    Sep 17 2021

    Photo: Chinese sailors. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow What is AUKUS for China? @RichardFontaine @CNASDC https://www.afr.com/policy/foreign-affairs/a-profound-move-for-both-canberra-and-washington-20210916-p58s5f?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nc&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1631761589    "Beijing is denouncing the U.S. government’s new “AUKUS” technology-sharing working group with the U.K. and Australia as a threat to peace in the Indo-Paci...more

  • 1689: What is AUKUS for the US? @RichardFontaine @CNASDC

    Sep 17 2021

    Photo: Typhoon-class submarine at sea; part of AUKUS. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow What is AUKUS for the US? @RichardFontaine @CNASDC https://www.afr.com/policy/foreign-affairs/a-profound-move-for-both-canberra-and-washington-20210916-p58s5f?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nc&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1631761589    "Furious EU complains that it was 'not consulted' on AUKUS submarine deal while France blasts Australia for stabbing it in th...more

  • 1689: #NewWorldReport: Peronistas stumble. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Sep 17 2021

    Photo:  First lady María Eva Duarte, along with her husband, President Perón, checks her dress moments before attending a gala function at the Colón Theater. La primera dama María Eva Duarte, junto a su esposo el presidente Perón, revisa su vestido momentos antes de asistir a una  función de gala en el Teatro Colón. . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NewWorldReport: Peronistas stumble.  Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War C...more

  • 1689: #NewWorldReport: The Duelling Demonstrations of Bolsonaro and Lula da Silva. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis

    Sep 17 2021

    Photo:  Lula Da Silva upbraids his successor, Jair Bolosonaro.  . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NewWorldReport: The Duelling Demonstrations of Bolsonaro and Lula da Silva.  Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/07/world/americas/bolsonaro-brazil-protests.html

  • 1689: #NewWorldReport: Maduro on the march. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis GLXXG

    Sep 17 2021

    Photo: In September of 2006, then-President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela explained that the US president left the scent of the Devil.  My firm opinion, as clear as the full moon – irrevocable, absolute, total – is ... that you elect Nicolas Maduro as President. I ask this of you from my heart. He is one of the young leaders with the greatest ability to continue, if I cannot.—Hugo Chávez during a nationwide TV address (cadena nacional) (8 December 2012) CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor ...more

  • 1689: #NewWorldReport: Colombia Border War. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis GLXXG

    Sep 17 2021

    Photo: FARC guerrillas marching in formation during the Caguan peace talks (1998–2002) CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NewWorldReport: Colombia Border War. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis GLXXG https://colombiareports.com/colombia-says-5-soldiers-killed-6-injured-in-guerrilla-attack/ . . .  From the 1970s to the 1990s the whirlwind unleashed by the United Fruit Company c...more

  • In joyful memory of my colleague of decades, Professor of Politics Stephen F. Cohen (November 25, 1930- September 18, 2020): Lecture delivered at McCosh 10, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. December 10, 1983.

    Sep 16 2021

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. Stephen Frand Cohen (1938 – 2020), American scholar of Russian studies. @Batchelorshow In joyful memory of my colleague of decades, Professor of Politics Stephen F. Cohen (November 25, 1930- September 18, 2020): Lecture delivered at McCosh 10, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. December 10, 1983.

  • 1688: #AfterAfghanistan: August 30, 2021, South Gate of the Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport, one story of an American citizen refused evacuation by the US State Department and the US Army. Michael Yon. Locals.com/MichaelYon.

    Sep 16 2021

    Photo: Afghan evacuees entering a Polish C-130 Hercules during Operation Allies Refuge, 17 August 2021. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #AfterAfghanistan: August 30, 2021, South Gate of the Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport, one story of an American citizen refused evacuation by the US State Department and the US Army.  Michael Yon. Locals.com/MichaelYon.

  • 1688: PRC building DF-41 silos quickly. Peter Huessy, director of Strategic Deterrent Studies of the Mitchell Institute of the Air Force Association. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    Sep 16 2021

    Photo: DF-31 ballistic missiles . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow PRC building DF-41 silos quickly. Peter Huessy, director of Strategic Deterrent Studies of the Mitchell Institute of the Air Force Association.  @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://warriormaven.com/global-security/china-nuclear-silos .. 9 September 2017, 13:12:28 Source | Own work Author | Tyg728 I, the copyright holder of this work, Tyg728, hereby publish it und...more

  • 1688: Knowns and Unknowns of the Milley revelations. @BillGertz @WashTimes @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    Sep 16 2021

    Photo:  Window card for a famous musical of yesteryear, Thoroughly Modern Millie. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Knowns and Unknowns of the Milley revelations. @BillGertz @WashTimes @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/09/did-gen-milley-actually-go-rogue-at-end-of-trump-admin.html

  • 1688: Australia, United Kingdom and USA (AUKUS) link vs PRC. Rick Fisher, International Assessment Center @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill GLXXG

    Sep 16 2021

    Photo:   The Anglo-Chinese College; from Missionary Sketches XXVIII, January, 1825. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Australia, United Kingdom and USA (AUKUS) link vs PRC. Rick Fisher, International Assessment Center @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill GLXXG https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/09/15/joint-leaders-statement-on-aukus/

  • 1688: Wang Yi Wolf Warrior warns Seoul & What is to be done? . @DavidMaxwell161 @FDD @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill GLXXG

    Sep 16 2021

    Photo: Mongolian wolf (Canis lupus chanco) pursued by a falcon—who, in fact, is about to.land on and instantly kill the wolf.  Screen grab CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Wang Yi Wolf Warrior warns Seoul & What is to be done? . @DavidMaxwell161 @FDD @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill GLXXG https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/South-Koreans-sour-on-China-ahead-of-Wang-Yi-visit

  • 1688: #AfterAfghanistan: Italy rescues soccer players of Herat. Lorenzo Fiori. Ansaldo Foundation HFN

    Sep 16 2021

    Photo: The country around Herat : projected from Major Holditch's map . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #AfterAfghanistan: Italy rescues soccer players of Herat.  Lorenzo Fiori. Ansaldo Foundation HFN https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/09/world/europe/afghanistan-women-soccer-italy.html

  • 1688: Delta in Asia. Sondre Solsted @TheEconomist HFN

    Sep 16 2021

    Photo: In February 1957, a new influenza A (H2N2) virus emerged in East Asia, triggering a pandemic (“Asiatic Flu”). It was first reported in Singapore in February 1957, Hong Kong in April 1957, and in coastal cities in the United States in summer 1957. The estimated number of deaths was 1.1 million worldwide and 116,000 in the United States. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Delta in Asia. Sondre Solsted @TheEconomist HFN : https://econ.st/3zZUFOT ...more

  • 1688: Joni Ernst remembers 9-11-01 and 8-30-21. SalenaZito.com @DCExaminer

    Sep 16 2021

    Photo: . Captain Daegan W Page, undated photo released by the Marine Corps. U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a combat veteran of the Global War on Terrorism and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, spoke on the Senate Floor today to honor the life of Marine Corporal Daegan William-Tyeler Page of Red Oak, Iowa, who was one of the 13 U.S. servicemembers killed in a terrorist attack at the Kabul airport on August 26, 2021. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network ...more

  • 1688: #AfterAfghanistan: Small town America reserves 13 chairs. SalenaZito.com@DCExaminer

    Sep 16 2021

    Photo: Grand Army of the Republic gathering, Seattle, July 4, 1912 ( . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #AfterAfghanistan: Small town America reserves 13 chairs.  SalenaZito.com@DCExaminer  https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/americans-mourn-the-dead-in-afghanistan-even-as-the-media-move-on SalenaZito

  • 1690: Gavin Newsom: The Candidate, 2021. Bill Whalen @HooverInst

    Sep 16 2021

    Photo:  J. Neely Johnson was born in Indiana into a family of prominent Whigs. In 1849, Johnson migrated to California and arrived in Sacramento “dead broke.” His first job was hauling flour from Sacramento to Stockton for $16 a day. On January 9, 1856, Johnson took his oath as Governor–at 30, he was the youngest man ever to assume that office. He was described as "the most startled man in the state" when told of his election. Gavin Newsom: The Candidate, 2021.   Bill Whalen @HooverInst ht...more

  • 1689: #AfterAfghanistan: Doha's Ritz-Carlton looks like a winner. Gregg Carlstrom @TheEconomist

    Sep 16 2021

    Photo;  Doha Ritz-Carlton* #AfterAfghanistan: Doha's Ritz-Carlton looks like a winner.  Gregg Carlstrom @TheEconomist THE TALIBAN-WHISPERERS: America's ignominious exit from Kabul has been a diplomatic boon for Qatar.  https://econ.st/3jYEawU  ..  ..  ..   *  https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/qatar/doha?scid=f6948394-19b6-49ab-8602-b14558651ad3&ppc=ppc&pId=ustbppc&nst=paid&gclid=Cj0KCQjws4aKBhDPARIsAIWH0JVGQtCLAdFbYJ3yCmjCXx6XGvoBD3Cqpp8ZX53McatIkx9takBICOYaAgZnEALw_w...more

  • 1689: Al Qaeda back in Afghanistan? Jeff McCausland, CBSNews

    Sep 16 2021

    Photo:  Abdur Rahman Khan, Emir of Afghanistan from 1880 to 1901 Al Qaeda back in Afghanistan?  Jeff McCausland, CBSNews https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/al-qaeda-may-be-capable-of-threatening-us-in-as-soon-as-a-year/ar-AAOrFxs https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/14/us/politics/al-qaeda-afghanistan.html

  • 1689: NATO after Afghanistan. Jeff McCausland, CBSNews

    Sep 16 2021

    Photo: Authentication page for an official copy of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization treaty, signed and sealed by Secretary of State Dean Acheson. NATO after Afghanistan.  Jeff McCausland, CBSNews https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/10/world/europe/afghanistan-europe-stoltenberg.html

  • 1688: 2/2 Doctors on the Flight Deck. Robert Graboyes, @Mercatus For Greater Healthcare Access, License Physicians Like Pilots | Mercatus Center

    Sep 16 2021

    Photo:   Certification by the American Board of Regenerative Medicine (ABRM)  2/2   Doctors on the Flight Deck.  Robert Graboyes, @Mercatus For Greater Healthcare Access, License Physicians Like Pilots | Mercatus Center https://www.mercatus.org/publications/healthcare/greater-healthcare-access-license-physicians-pilots

  • 1688: 1/2 Doctors on the Flight Deck. Robert Graboyes, @Mercatus For Greater Healthcare Access, License Physicians like Pilots | Mercatus Center

    Sep 16 2021

    Photo:  A statue of Asclepius. The Glypotek, Copenhagen. Asclepius was the ancient Greek god of medicine, son of the god Apollo and Coronis, the daughter of Phlegyas, King of the Lapiths. He was married to Epione, the goddess of soothing.* https://www.greekmythology.com/Other_Gods/Asclepius/asclepius.html 1/2   Doctors on the Flight Deck.  Robert Graboyes, @Mercatus For Greater Healthcare Access, License Physicians like Pilots | Mercatus Center https://www.mercatus.org/publications/healthcare/...more

  • 1688: The surprising Communist Party of Russia. @Felix_Light, @CBSNews MoscowPhjoto:

    Sep 16 2021

    Photo:  Brief return to Sovietskii Party deeds:  A Politburo resolution to execute 346 "enemies of the CPSU and Soviet Power" who led "counter-revolutionary, right-trotskyite, plotting and spying activities" (signed by Stalin) The surprising Communist Party of Russia.  @Felix_Light, @CBSNews Moscow https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/09/15/team-navalny-heavily-backs-communist-candidates-to-oust-pro-kremlin-incumbents-a75050

  • 1688: Putin Self-Isolates a Week before the Duma Elections. @Felix_Light, @CBSNews Moscow

    Sep 16 2021

    Photo:  Grand Kremlin Palace Andreevsky hall Андреевский зал Большого Кремлёвского дворца Московского Кремля. Перспектива Putin Self-Isolates a Week before the Duma Elections.  @Felix_Light, @CBSNews Moscow https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/09/14/putin-self-isolates-over-inner-circle-coronavirus-cases-a75039 .. Permissions: 2012 Source | http://tours.kremlin.ru/#/ru&3_6 Author | kremlin.ru This file comes from the website of the President of the Russian Federation and is licensed unde...more

  • 1687: #StateThinking: "You cannot make sound policy based on fiction." @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.

    Sep 15 2021

    Photo: Newspapers as a source of information.   Giornale d'Italia,  11 June 1940 . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #StateThinking: "You cannot make sound policy based on fiction." @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc. https://www.reuters.com/world/biden-failed-secure-summit-with-chinas-xi-call-last-week-ft-2021-09-14/

  • 1687: #StateThinking: Antony Blinken without a plan then and now. @MaryKissel: Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.

    Sep 15 2021

    Photo:   Robert Smith, U.S. Secretary of State, March 6, 1809 to April 1, 1811. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #StateThinking: Antony Blinken without a plan then and now. @MaryKissel: Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/key-takeaways-from-blinkens-capitol-hill-testimony-on-afghanistan-withdrawal/ar-AAOqhEW

  • 1687: Opportunity finds the Morning Dew of Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Sep 15 2021

    Photo: Morning dew on a spider web (Earth) CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Opportunity finds the Morning Dew of Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/data-from-opportunity-suggests-surface-dew-periodically-appears-even-in-the-dry-equatorial-regions/

  • 1687: The first-ever, all-commercial manned orbital mission. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Sep 15 2021

    Photo: Crewmember in the D-2 Spacelab. Life with no right-side up. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The first-ever, all-commercial manned orbital mission. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/essays-and-commentaries/watching-the-first-all-private-commercial-manned-orbital-spaceflight/

  • 1687: "Russia moving very very rapidly to consolidate its position." Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN

    Sep 15 2021

    Photo: A map showing the ballistic missile defense system surrounding Moscow. From Soviet Military Power 1985 . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow "Russia moving very very rapidly to consolidate its position." Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/09/13/mccaul_to_blinken_is_it_true_that_putin_threatened_biden_to_keep_us_spies_out_of_central_asia.html

  • 1687: "US foreign policy is merely US domestic politics carried out abroad." Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN

    Sep 15 2021

    Photo:  Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers a major foreign policy address from the Rostrum in The Heart of Texas Coliseum in Waco, Texas.  The speech was part of the graduation ceremony at Baylor University. . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow "US foreign policy is merely US domestic politics carried out abroad." Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN https://www.reuters.com/world/biden-failed-secure-summit-with-chinas-xi-call-last-week-ft-2021-...more

  • 1687: Does the China turmoil damage the markets? @LizPeek @TheHill @FoxNews GLXXG

    Sep 15 2021

    Photo: Today's massive, annual mega-financial conference, SALT, suspended oil 2020, returns to New York in the Javits Center. The markets may be edgy right now, but most of the richest firms are determined to restore Wall Street. Here: Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, crypto pioneers and Bitcoin billionaires, attended the conference.  (screen grab) . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Does the China turmoil damage the markets? @LizPeek @TheHill @FoxNews GLX...more

  • 1687: The 2.2 Trillion Tax Hike on the Not Rich. @LizPeek @TheHill @FoxNews GLXXG

    Sep 15 2021

    Photo:   The New Altruism    Labour M.P.  "My poor friend, here's five shillings for you." Life-long loafer  "Gawd bless, yer, Gov'nor!"    City merchant  "Here, hang it, that's my money." City merchant  "Yes, I know. But it's my idea." —9 October 1907 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c0/Punch-_Income_Tax_1907.jpg CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The 2.2 Trillion Tax Hike on the Not Rich. @LizPeek @TheHill @FoxNews GLXXG https://www.wsj...more

  • 1686: 2/2 The Kennan Sweepstakes for a Grand Mission. James Astill @TheEconomist

    Sep 15 2021

    Photo: NATO's purpose is to guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means.*   Here:  Moldovan stamp in honor of NATO. 2/2  The Kennan Sweepstakes for a Grand Mission. James Astill @TheEconomist American policy. How America wasted its unipolar moment. ..  ..  ..  * George F. Kennan, a career Foreign Service Officer, formulated the policy of “containment,” the basic United States strategy for fighting the cold war (1947–1989) with the Soviet Union.  ...more

  • 1685: 1/2 The Kennan Sweepstakes for a Grand Mission. James Astill @TheEconomist

    Sep 15 2021

    Photo: A containment poster. George Kennan was known above all for his policy of containment:  a geopolitical strategic foreign policy pursued by the United States that's loosely related to the term cordon sanitaire.  "Containment" later was used to describe the geopolitical containment of the Soviet Union in the 1940s.  1/2   The Kennan Sweepstakes for a Grand Mission. James Astill @TheEconomist American policy. How America wasted its unipolar moment. 

  • 1685: Manhattan 2001 vs Manhattan 2021. Harry Siegel

    Sep 15 2021

    Photo:  View of construction of the World Trade Center, New York City. Manhattan 2001 vs Manhattan 2021. Harry Siegel https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-the-city-we-were-the-city-we-are-20210911-ztlbv7lplzf2plvr4fmtcpxieu-story.html

  • 1685: Al Qaeda Never Left, and Returns. John Bolton @AmbJohnBolton

    Sep 15 2021

    Photo:   Salafism is the creed espoused by al Qaeda. In a general sense, it's similar to Wahhabism, which is the Saudi theology.  Here:  Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, is named after the Saudi king Faisal. According to WikiLeaks, Saudis are "long accustomed to having a significant role in Pakistan's affairs" Al Qaeda Never Left, and Returns. John Bolton @AmbJohnBolton https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/09/joe-bidens-afghanistan-withdrawal-what-will-history-say/ ..  ..  ..   * Salaf...more

  • 1684: Life in 'brolly London's "torrential downpour." #LondonCalling. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Sep 15 2021

    Photo:  Thames Embankment in London Life in 'brolly London's "torrential downpour."  #LondonCalling.  @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/59fe2bd2-1547-11ec-8aba-5ab737a99668?shareToken=f59c9b730beca07c3072624d4726014f

  • 1684: Ways and Means for Tax Hikes for Everyone. #LondonCalling. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Sep 15 2021

    Photo: Tax office .  Ways and Means for Tax Hikes for Everyone.  #LondonCalling.  @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-release-details-of-tax-increase-11631539532?st=prkwrh973n1ilup&reflink=article_copyURL_share

  • 1684: Another lockdown if? #LondonCalling. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Sep 15 2021

    Photo:  San Quentin State Prison, Building 22, Point San Quentin, San Quentin, Marin County, CA Another lockdown if?  #LondonCalling.  @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/84ca5574-14a8-11ec-8982-e4706e2eecb0?shareToken=1dbab818ca26fc6ddc0d20b1e5ae00f0

  • 1684: China wants capital without capitalism. #LondonCalling. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

    Sep 15 2021

    Photo:   The gold standard formed the financial basis of the international economy from 1870 to 1914.  China wants capital without capitalism. #LondonCalling.  @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/soros-beijing-blackrock-mutual-fund-savings-housing-bubble-sse-hkex-ccp-xi-jinping-china-11631221987

  • 1683: #NewWorldReport: Argentina's Fernandez government rebuked by primary voters. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org

    Sep 14 2021

    Photo: Death of a soldier in Las Viscacheras, 1829 Muerte de Rauch en las Viscacheras CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NewWorldReport:   Argentina's Fernandez government rebuked by primary voters.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org https://www.timeturk.com/en/argentina-s-ruling-coalition-defeated-in-primary-election/news-43939

  • 1683: #NewWorldReport: Maduro advances over the fading Guaido opposition. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org GLXXG

    Sep 14 2021

    Photo: .Venezuela:  Callejón de Los Estribos, Cartagena, Col. = Los Estribos Alley (the Los Estribos Band) CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NewWorldReport:   Maduro advances over the fading Guaido opposition. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org GLXXG https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/venezuela-political-talks-enter-final-day-mexico-2160296

  • 1683: #NewWorldReport: The prospering Colombia in the time of the pandemic and regional disruption. @Majobernalgavi1 fenalco_ant Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org GL

    Sep 14 2021

    Photo: Callejón de Los Estribos, Cartagena, Col. = Los Estribos Alley. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NewWorldReport: The prospering Colombia in the time of the pandemic and regional disruption. @Majobernalgavi1 fenalco_ant Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org GLXXG https://www.thestreet.com/economonitor/latin-america/colombia-back-in-the-saddle

  • 1683: #NewWorldReport: The asymmetrical war on the Colombia-Venezuela border. @Majobernalgavi1 fenalco_ant Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org HFN

    Sep 14 2021

    Photo: The ARC Caldas (FM-52) is an Almirante Padilla class frigate Tensions escalated on August 11, 1987, as a result of the Caldas frigate incident. The Colombian guided missile frigate Caldas refuse to leave the disputed waters claiming they belonged to Colombia.[8] The Venezuelan government reacted by sending a fleet of F-16 fighter jets and almost engaging in combat. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NewWorldReport: The asymmetrical war on the Co...more

  • 1683: Five foreign policy lessons not learned in Afghanistan debacle. Peter Berkowitz, @HooverInst HFN

    Sep 14 2021

    Photo: This photograph of a pile of military "trophies" after the Battle of Peiwar Kotal in November 1878 is from an album of rare historical photographs depicting people and places associated with the Second Anglo-Afghan War. Peiwar Kotal was the site of a battle in late 1878, between British forces under Sir Frederick Roberts (1832–1914), who outmaneuvered Afghan forces under an unknown commander.* CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Five foreign poli...more

  • 1683: Time for the US to nominate a replacement for the WHO Director General, Tedros. Anthony Ruggeiro @FDD

    Sep 14 2021

    Photo: The Soviet Union 1988 CPA 5911 stamp (40th anniversary of World Health Organization. Emblem of WHO) . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Time for the US to nominate a replacement for the WHO Director General, Tedros  Anthony Ruggeiro @FDD  "Biden Must Move Fast to Replace WHO’s Tedros," Anthony Ruggiero, Foreign Policy https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/09/09/biden-must-move-fast-replace-whos-tedros/ ·       

  • 1683: Memories of 9-11-01 at the Nation office on University Place, Manhattan, NY. Katrina vanden Heuvel @TheNation

    Sep 14 2021

    Photo: .The Nation Magazine 1940 CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Memories of 9-11-01 at the Nation office on University Place, Manhattan, NY. Katrina vanden Heuvel @TheNation

  • 1683: Xi is driving the asset destruction of China. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    Sep 14 2021

    Photo: The Bar of Destruction [Death as bartender serving rum to a man as two small children beckon from doorway]. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Xi is driving the asset destruction of China.  @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/what-is-china-evergrande-and-why-is-it-in-trouble/2021/09/13/0afb0eea-14a4-11ec-a019-cb193b28aa73_story.html?amp;amp

  • 1683: China buys the Solomon Island government to freeze out Taiwan. Cleo Paskal @CleoPaskal, and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    Sep 14 2021

    Photo:  Warrior with wicker shield and parrying club, Solomon Islands. Original albumen photograph, c 1880's  China buys the Solomon Island government to freeze out Taiwan.  Cleo Paskal @CleoPaskal, and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/china-buys-foreign-politicians-case-study Cleo Paskal, associate Fellow at Chatham House; non-resident Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Geopolitics, Man...more

  • 1683: China vs Japan in the First Island Chain. James Fanell, @NavalHistWar @lauchinainst @CCL.org and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    Sep 14 2021

    Photo:  Geography of the First Island Chain China vs Japan in the First Island Chain. James Fanell, @NavalHistWar @lauchinainst  @CCL.org and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill Jim Fanell, retired U.S. Navy captain who served as director of Intelligence and Information Operations of the U.S. Pacific Fleet https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/japan-says-suspected-chinese-submarine-seen-near-territorial-waters-2021-09-12/

  • 1683: Indiana Hoenlein and the Lost Manuscript explain Qumran as a festival site. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    Sep 14 2021

    Photo:  Jericho and Dead Sea area and River Jordan. Qumran, caves of Dead Sea scrolls Indiana Hoenlein and the Lost Manuscript explain Qumran as a festival site.  Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.HIGHLIGHT-dead-sea-scrolls-site-mystery-solved-qumran-jerusalem-1.10155326

  • 1683: Secret Iran Done Bases for Aerial Terrorism. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1@ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

    Sep 14 2021

    Photo: Lapan website LSU-03 Secret Iran Done Bases for Aerial Terrorism. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1@ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness  http://worldnewskp.com/middle-east/reports-that-iran-has-expanded-kamikaze-drone-base-in-yemen/

  • 1682: 4/4 #AfterAfghanistan. The awakened Al Qaeda. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

    Sep 14 2021

    Photo: Al Qaeda soon after evicting the Soviet Union; now, the enemy was the US. 4/4   #AfterAfghanistan: The awakened Al Qaeda.   @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/09/ayman-al-zawahiri-promotes-jerusalem-will-not-be-judaized-campaign-in-new-video.php

  • 1682: 3/4 #AfterAfghanistan: What is ISIS to the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan? @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

    Sep 14 2021

    Photo:  ISIS's capital Raqqa suffered extensive damage during the battle of Raqqa in June–October 2017 3/4   #AfterAfghanistan: What is ISIS to the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan?    @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/08/islamic-state-claims-credit-for-suicide-bombing-in-kabul.php

  • 1682: 2/4 #AfterAfghanistan Zawahiri speaks @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

    Sep 14 2021

    Photo:  Zawahiri from the year 2001; FBI photo. 2/4   #AfterAfghanistan: Zawahiri speaks.   @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/09/ayman-al-zawahiri-promotes-jerusalem-will-not-be-judaized-campaign-in-new-video.php

  • 1682: 1/4 #AfterAfghanistan The Taliban Cabinet and the Haqqani Network. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

    Sep 14 2021

    Photo: An Afghan and coalition force arrested a Haqqani bomb 1/4   #AfterAfghanistan  The Taliban Cabinet and the Haqqani Network. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/09/talibans-government-includes-designated-terrorists-ex-guantanamo-detainees.php

  • 1681: "Hollywood Before the Mast" #UNBOUND. A story from the collection, "Gordon Liddy is My Muse," by John Calvin Batchelor. Read by John Batchelor. HFN

    Sep 13 2021

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. 1800 A whaling scene of 1763 @Batchelorshow Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow "Hollywood Before the Mast" #UNBOUND. A story from the collection, "Gordon Liddy is My Muse," by John Calvin Batchelor.   Read by John Batchelor. HFN https://www.amazon.com/Gordon-Liddy-Muse-Calvin-Batchelor/dp/0671690787

  • 1680: Trillions and Trillions in "the Darkness of August" behind closed Capitol doors. @DevinNunes CA-22 #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Sep 13 2021

    Photo:   One trillion seconds = 31,710 years @Batchelorshow Trillions and Trillions in "the Darkness of August" behind closed Capitol doors. @DevinNunes CA-22 #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://ktvz.com/videos/2021/09/12/manchin-i-will-not-vote-for-3-5-trillion-bill-2/

  • 1680: Memories of 9-11-01 from Visalia, California. @DevinNunes CA-22

    Sep 13 2021

    Photo: Visalia, California. Children of Mineral King Cooperative Farm @Batchelorshow Memories of 9-11-01 from Visalia, California. @DevinNunes CA-22 #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

  • 1680: What is the advantage for the Kremlin in the US-China confrontation? H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Sep 13 2021

    Photo:. Moscow kreml, perhaps late 1700s. @Batchelorshow What is the advantage for the Kremlin in the US-China confrontation? H. J. Mackinder, International Relations.  #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.cbsnews.com/news/biden-xi-jinping-china-united-states-relationship/

  • 1680: 8/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Book Launch Party with a pride of competing intelligence agents, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, May 18, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Sep 13 2021

    Photo:  The Cambridge Castle Gatehuse, later replaces by the Assizes Curt.              Before Cambridge was called Cambridge, it had the name Grontabricc or Cantebrigie, meaning ‘Bridge on the River Granta,” because the river it stands on was once called the Granta, not the Cam. The change from Grant to Cam is due to Norman Influence. @Batchelorshow 8/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Book Launch Party with a pride of competing intelligence agents, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, ...more

  • 1680: 7/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: American media names Cambridge Professor Stefan Halper as the source of the allegations, May 18, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Sep 13 2021

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

  • 1679: Russell Shorto #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview, April 22, 2021.

    Sep 13 2021

    Photo: FBI chart of American Mafia bosses across the country in 1963. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Mafia#/media/File:CommissionChart1963.jpg CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Russell Shorto #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview, April 22, 2021. Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob. Hardcover – February 2, 2021, by Russell Shorto   (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Smalltime-Story-My-Family-Mob/dp/0393245586/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0...more

  • 1679: Nicholas Thomas #Unbound Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific Hardcover. The complete, forty-minute interview, June 15, 2021

    Sep 13 2021

    Photo: Hawaiian navigators sailing multi-hulled canoe, c. 1781 CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Nicholas Thomas: #Unbound : the complete, 40-minute interview, June 15, 2021 Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific. Hardcover – June 15, 2021; by Nicholas Thomas An award-winning scholar explores the sixty-thousand-year history of the Pacific islands in this dazzling, deeply researched account. The islands of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia str...more

  • 1679: Devin Nunes #Unbound: Countdown to Socialism. The complete, twenty-six-minute interview, September 15, 2020

    Sep 13 2021

    Photo:  Utopian socialist pamphlet of the Swiss social medical doctor Rudolf Sutermeister (1802-1868). CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Devin Nunes #Unbound: The complete, 26-minute interview, August 2021    Countdown to Socialism, paperback, [[DATE]]  by Devin Nunes   https://www.amazon.com/Countdown-Socialism-Devin-Nunes/dp/1641771860/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=devin+nunes&qid=1631483495&s=books&sr=1-1 This pamphlet exposes ho...more

  • 1679: David Grantham #Unbound. (Intell.) The complete, forty-minute interview, April 5, 2021.

    Sep 13 2021

    Photo: The Sixteenth Air Force (16 AF) is a United States Air Force (USAF) organization responsible for information warfare, which encompasses intelligence gathering and analysis, surveillance, reconnaissance, cyber warfare and electronic warfare operations.  . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow David Grantham #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview, April 5, 2021. Consequences: An Intelligence Officer's War; Paperback – November 11, 2020. by Davi...more

  • 1679: C. J. Carey #UNBOUND: The complete, 20-minute interview, June 26, 2021

    Sep 13 2021

    Photo:  Pierre Laval and Phillippe Pétain ["mal de nom!" comme dissent les francais of the Nazi collaborator], in the Frank Capra documentary film Divide and Conquer (1943) CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow C. J. Carey #UNBOUND: The complete, 20-minute interview, June 26, 2021 #LitCrit:  Widowland by C. J. Carey.  Paperback An alternative history with a strong feminist twist, perfect for fans of Robert Harris' Fatherland, C. J. Sansom's Dominion and...more

  • 1679: Charlie Pellegrino #Unbound: Vesuvius; the complete, twenty-minute interview, June 18, 2021. LXX GLXXG

    Sep 13 2021

    Photo: The skeleton called the "Ring Lady" unearthed in Herculaneum @Batchelorshow Charlie Pellegrino #Unbound: the complete, twenty-minute interview, June 18, 2021. LXX GLXXG Finding the Hero of Herculaneum two thousand years later. Charles Pellegrino https://news.yahoo.com/2-000-old-skeleton-roman-135559332.html Ghosts of Vesuvius: A New Look at the Last Days of Pompeii, How Towers Fall, and Other Strange Connections    Paperback – August 9, 2005 by Charles R Pellegrino https://www....more

  • 1678: #Londinium90AD: Philosophizing (#AfterAfghanistan) on Tacitus opining on the might of the Roman Empire: "To robbery, slaughter, plunder, they give the lying name of empire; they make a [desert] and call it peace." Michael Vlahos.

    Sep 12 2021

    Photo: Imperial Roman army.             Vinkhuijzen collection of military uniforms, NYPL The collection assembled by Hendrik Jacobus Vinkhuijzen (1843-1910), a Dutch physician, consists in its entirety of over 32,000 pictures, @Batchelorshow #Londinium90AD: Philosophizing (#AfterAfghanistan) on Tacitus opining on the might of the Roman Empire: "To robbery, slaughter, plunder, they give the lying name of empire; they make a [desert] and call it peace." Michael Vlahos. https://en.wikipedia....more

  • 1677: Two Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, August 16, 2021. @LongWarJournal.

    Sep 12 2021

    Photo: U.S. Navy SEALs find valuable intelligence in Afghanistan CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Two Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, August 16, 2021. @LongWarJournal. https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/08/osama-bin-ladens-security-chief-triumphantly-returns-to-hometown-in-afghanistan.php

  • 1677: One Week after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, August 16, 2021. @LongWarJournal.

    Sep 12 2021

    Photo: Stamp of Afghanistan - 1964 - Kabul International Airport . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow One Week after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, August 16, 2021. @LongWarJournal. https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/08/talibans-special-forces-outfit-providing-security-at-kabul-airport.php

  • 1677: The Tragedy of the Fall of Kabul: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, August 16, 2021. @LongWarJournal.

    Sep 12 2021

    Photo: Taliban religious police beating a woman in Kabul on 26 August 2001. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The Tragedy of the Fall of Kabul: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, August 16, 2021. @LongWarJournal. https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/08/ep-55-afghanistan-falls.php

  • 1677: One week before the tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, August 9, 2021. @LongWarJournal.

    Sep 12 2021

    Photo: Mazar-i-Sharif. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow One week before the tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, August 9, 2021. @LongWarJournal. https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/08/fifth-northern-afghan-capital-falls-to-the-taliban.php

  • 1677: Two weeks before the tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, August 2, 2021. @LongWarJournal.

    Sep 12 2021

    Photo:  Dozens of 60mm mortar rounds were discovered in a Taliban insurgent's compound in Helmand province Thursday. Coalition forces destroyed the ammunition to prevent its future use. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Two weeks before the tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete. forty-minute interview, August 2, 2021. @LongWarJournal. https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/08/taliban-afghan-force...more

  • 1676: Three weeks before the tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND The complete, forty-minute interview, July 26, 2021. @LongWarJournal.

    Sep 12 2021

    Photo: Abdullah Ghufar, a generator technician for the Afghanistan Urban Water Supply Corporation, shows members of the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team-Military the facility’s emergency diesel generator. The Kandahar PRT-M provided Ghufar some troubleshooting advice to help fix a problem with the system in order to provide uninterrupted potable water to the people of Kandahar City. . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Three weeks before the tra...more

  • 1676: Four weeks before the tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete forty minute interview, July 19, 2021. @LongWarJournal.

    Sep 12 2021

    Photo: Afghan Special Operations soldiers destroy a Taliban weapons cache during a night operation in Ney Meydan, Sar-e Pul province, Afghanistan, Feb. 23, 2018.. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Four weeks before the tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, July 19, 2021. @LongWarJournal. https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/07/nearly-half-of-afghanistans-provincial-capi...more

  • 1676: Five weeks before the tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND The complete, forty-minute interview, July 12, 2021. @LongWarJournal.

    Sep 12 2021

    Photo: Taliban take over Kabul. (Screen grab). CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Five weeks before the tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND  The complete, forty-minute interview, July 12, 2021. @LongWarJournal. https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/07/taliban-advances-as-u-s-completes-withdrawal.php

  • 1675: Seven weeks before the tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND The complete, nineteen-minute interview, June 28, 2021. @LongWarJournal.

    Sep 12 2021

    Photo: Proposed structure of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan government under the (unratified) 1998 constitution CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Seven weeks before the tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND   The complete, nineteen-minute interview, June 28, 2021. @LongWarJournal. https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/06/talibans-deputy-emir-issues-guidance-for-governance-in-newly-seized-territory.php ...more

  • 1675: Eight weeks before the tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND n The complete, nineteen minute-interview, June 21, 2021. @LongWarJournal.

    Sep 12 2021

    Photo: An aerial view from the window of a Blackhawk helicopter between Balkh Province and Kunduz Province . CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Eight weeks before the tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND n  The complete, nineteen minute-interview, June 21, 2021. @LongWarJournal. https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/06/taliban-enters-kunduz-city-seizes-control-of-17-districts.php

  • 1675: Nine weeks before the tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, nineteen-minute interview, June 14, 2021. @LongWarJournal.

    Sep 12 2021

    Photo: Taliban fighters in Kabul, 17 August 2021 . CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Nine weeks before the tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, nineteen-minute interview, June 14, 2021. @LongWarJournal. https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/06/taliban-takes-control-of-30-districts-in-past-six-weeks.php

  • 1675: Ten weeks before the tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, nineteen-minute interview, June 7, 2021. @LongWarJournal.

    Sep 12 2021

    Photo: An Afghan and coalition security force departs base to search for a Haqqani network leader in Khost district, Khost province, Afghanistan, Feb. 4, 2012. The leader directed car and suicide bomb attacks and moved weapons and money for insurgent activity in Khost. The security force captured the Haqqani network leader and seized multiple weapons during the night operatio. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Ten weeks before the tragedy: #ClassicLo...more

  • 1675: Twelve Weeks before the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal. #UNBOUND @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn The complete, nineteen-minute interview May 24, 2021. @LongWarJournal

    Sep 12 2021

    Photo: Afghan National Army soldiers in combat with the Taliban. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Twelve Weeks before the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal. #UNBOUND @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn  The complete, nineteen-minute interview May 24, 2021. @LongWarJournal https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/05/analysis-predicting-the-coming-taliban-offensive.php

  • 1675: Thirteen Weeks Before the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal. #UNBOUND @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn The complete, nineteen-minute interview May 17, 2021.@LongWarJournal

    Sep 12 2021

    Photo: Taliban border guard, 2001. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Thirteen Weeks Before the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal. #UNBOUND @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn  The complete, nineteen-minute interview May 17, 2021.@LongWarJournal https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/05/taliban-leader-boasts-of-security-under-his-islamic-emirate.php https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/05/taliban-has-surrounded-five-afghan-provincial-capitals.p...more

  • 1675: Fifteen weeks Before the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal. #UNBOUND @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn The complete nineteen minute interview May 3, 2021. @LongWarJournal

    Sep 12 2021

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Fifteen weeks Before the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal. #UNBOUND @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn  The complete nineteen minute interview May 3, 2021. @LongWarJournal https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/05/idf-says-it-downed-two-hezbollah-drones-in-recent-weeks.php

  • 1675: Seventeen Weeks before the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal. #UNBOUND @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn The complete, nineteen-minute interview April 19, 2021. @LongWarJournal

    Sep 12 2021

    Photo: CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Seventeen Weeks before the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal. #UNBOUND @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn  The complete, nineteen-minute interview April 19, 2021. @LongWarJournal https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/04/taliban-demands-u-s-withdraw-forces-by-may-1-deadline.php

  • 1674: Memories of 9-11-01 at the World Trade Center. @DanHenninger @WSJOpinion

    Sep 11 2021

    Photo: The World Trade Center burns . CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Memories of 9-11-01 at the World Trade Center. @DanHenninger @WSJOpinion

  • 1674: Twenty years later without consensus in the land. @DanHenninger @WSJOpinion

    Sep 11 2021

    Photo: Civil troubles, by Gustave Doré  CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Twenty years later without consensus in the land. @DanHenninger @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/9-11-september-eleventh-partisanship-political-polarization-2000-election-war-on-terror-11631131148?st=xn0zi2o6t3re0wz&reflink=article_gmail_share

  • 1674: 2/2: Memories of 9-11-01 at the West Wing of the White House, at the White House Bunker; at the White House residence. Condoleezza Rice, Former Secretary of State; Former National Security Adviser.

    Sep 11 2021

    Photo: The West Wing (lower right) by night, December 2006 . CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 2/2: Memories of 9-11-01 at the West Wing of the White House, at the White House Bunker; at the White House residence. Condoleezza Rice, Former Secretary of State; Former National Security Adviser. No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington Hardcover – November 1, 2011. by Condoleezza Rice  (Author) https://www.amazon.com/No-Higher-Honor-Memoi...more

  • 1674: 1/2: Memories of 9-11-01 at the West Wing of the White House, at the White House Bunker; at the White House residence. Condoleezza Rice, Former Secretary of State; former National Security Adviser.

    Sep 11 2021

    Photo:   U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne Cheney, in the Presidential Emergency Operations Center following the September 11 attacks. . CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 1/2: Memories of 9-11-01 at the West Wing of the White House, at the White House Bunker; at the White House residence. Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State; Former National Security Adviser. No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington Hardcover – ...more

  • 1674: #NewWorldReport: The failed state Venezuela advances; & What is to be done? Latin of Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis HFN

    Sep 11 2021

    Photo: .Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall, in Southeastern Venezuela CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NewWorldReport: The Failed State Venezuela advances & What is to be done?  Latin of  Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis HFN https://www.ft.com/content/7c970ce9-655a-47d4-a553-cd2be4c26fd1

  • 1674: #NewWorldReport: Memories of 9-11-01 at Tysons Corner, Virginia. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis HFN

    Sep 11 2021

    Photo: .Tysons Corner in 1936 CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NewWorldReport: Memories of 9-11-01 at Tysons Corner, Virginia. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis HFN . 

  • 1674: Webb vs SLS: last tortoise to launch wins. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com GLXXG

    Sep 11 2021

    Photo: (From Dutch:)  A tortoise and a hare are standing by a fox. In the background a city. The fable describes the running race between the tortoise and the hare. The hare is much faster than the tortoise. He thinks he has already won and goes to rest before he has reached the finish line. The turtle moves slowly but has perseverance and crosses the line first. The moral of the story is that perseverance is more important than talent. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Netwo...more

  • 1674: The blossoming of Commercial Space tourism Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com GLXXG

    Sep 11 2021

    Photo: Schematic of a fusion-driven rocket; NASA. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The blossoming of Commercial Space tourism Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com GLXXG https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/questions-raised-about-bransons-most-recent-virgin-galactic-stock-sale/ A fusion rocket is a theoretical design for a rocket driven by fusion propulsion that could provide efficient and sustained acceleration in space witho...more

  • 1674: Memories of 9-11-01 at the University of Chicago Law School. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

    Sep 11 2021

    Photo:  Entry gate, replete with gargoyles, to the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Memories of 9-11-01 at the University of Chicago Law School. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

  • 1674: Memories of 9/11 in Kansas City, Kansas; memories of the Bali Bombing of October 2002; limiting beer. Scott Mayman @CBSNews Brisbane, Queensland

    Sep 11 2021

    Photo:  President Theodore Roosevelt in Kansas City, Kansas. Creator: Underwood & Underwood.  September 28, 1900 Memories of 9/11 in Kansas City, Kansas; memories of the Bali Bombing of October 2002. Scott Mayman @CBSNews Brisbane, Queensland  Limiting Bottles of Beer in NSW

  • 1674: Memories of 9-11-01 on the Central Coast of California. Wildfires exhaust the firefighters. Jeff Bliss @JCBliss

    Sep 11 2021

    Photo:  Rocky shoreline of Morro Bay State Park, on the southern tip of Morro Bay on California's Central Coast Memories of 9-11-01 on the Central Coast of California. Wildfires exhaust the firefighters. Jeff Bliss @JCBliss https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/10/us/california-fire-update.html?campaign_id=190&emc=edit_wft_20210910&instance_id=40068&nl=updates-from-the-newsroom&regi_id=48791578&segment_id=68579&te=1&user_id=d2a4600a088d7327fc3f113394208218

  • 1674: Memories of 9-11-1 at the Farragut Square Metro, Washington, D.C. Francis Rose, @FrancisRoseDC. FedScoop.com.

    Sep 11 2021

    Photo: Farragut North Metro station; google photo Memories of 9-11-1 at the Farragut Square Metro, Washington, D.C.  Francis Rose, @FrancisRoseDC. FedScoop.com.   Francis Rose, host, Government Matters (Washington, D.C.); NationalDefenseWeek.com and francisrose.com; ABC 7 & News Channel 8 at WJLA-TV.  @FrancisRoseDC. 

  • 1674: #HotelMars: Fusion Rocketry for Long Voyages. Stephanie Thomas, Princeton Satellite Systems; David Livingston, SpaceShow.com

    Sep 11 2021

    Photo:  Schematic of a fusion-driven rocket; NASA. HotelMars: Fusion Rocketry for Long Voyages. Stephanie Thomas, Princeton Satellite Systems; David Livingston, SpaceShow.com https://www.psatellite.com A fusion rocket is a theoretical design for a rocket driven by fusion propulsion that could provide efficient and sustained acceleration in space without the need to carry a large fuel supply. The design requires fusion power technology beyond current capabilities, and much larger and more com...more

  • 1674: #Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus remembering the unknowns of unexpected horror such as 9-11-01. Michael Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis

    Sep 11 2021

    Photo: #Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus remembering the unknowns of unexpected horror such as 9-11-01.   Michael Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis

  • 1674: Not ready to go back to the office. Gene Marks @GeneMarks @Guardian

    Sep 11 2021

    Photo: Not ready to go back to the office.  Gene Marks @GeneMarks @Guardian https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-technology-business-software-san-francisco-9e49f60362702a18dc7180e6294599b4

  • 1674: The Presidential Mandate for Vaccines Burdens Small Business America. Gene Marks @GeneMarks @Guardian

    Sep 11 2021

    Photo: The Presidential Mandate for Vaccines Burdens Small Business America. Gene Marks @GeneMarks @Guardian https://www.whitehouse.gov/covidplan/

  • 1673: Memories of 9-11-01 in Brooklyn, Manhattan and at Ground Zero. @HarrySiegel @NYDailyNew @DailyBeast GLXXG

    Sep 10 2021

    Photo: New York, NY (Sep. 13, 2001) A rescuer takes a break from the toil of the recovery efforts surrounded by the eerie reminder of what once was a bustling area of world commerce.  The World Trade Center was destroyed during a September 11, 2001, terrorist attack.  U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 2nd Class Jim Watson. . CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Memories of 9-11-01 in Brooklyn, Manhattan and at Ground Zero. @HarrySiegel @NYDailyNew @D...more

  • 1673: Memories of 9-11-01 at Toronto, Ontario. @ConradMBlack

    Sep 10 2021

    Photo: Toronto from top of Rossin House (S.E. corner of King and York Streets looking towards Niagara); 1840s  CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Memories of 9-11-01 at Toronto, Ontario. @ConradMBlack .. National Post    The greatest significance of the dramatic and evil assault on New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington 20 years ago was that it initiated a new form of quasi-military violence against the Western democratic power...more

  • 1673: The Delta variant is dominant, widespread, relentless, able to push past the vaccines, and unlikely the last of it. @HenryIMiller @PacificReaserch HenryMillerMD.org HFN

    Sep 10 2021

    Photo:  Pigs can harbor influenza viruses adapted to humans and others that are adapted to birds, allowing the viruses to exchange genes and create a pandemic strain.. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The Delta variant is dominant, widespread, relentless, able to push past the vaccines, and unlikely the last of it. @HenryIMiller @PacificReaserch HenryMillerMD.org HFN https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03944-y

  • 1673: No fishing Cuba & What is to be done? @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion

    Sep 10 2021

    Photo: Fidel Castro and Che Guevara participated in the 1960 Hemingway [Fishing] Tournament in Cuba. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow No fishing Cuba & What is to be done? @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/sanction-cuba-fishing-communists-protests-dollar-remittance-let-cubans-live-petition-emily-mendrala-biden-administration-11630938612?st=cq09rsszku8t5xs&reflink=article_gmail_share . "Reprisals carried out by stor...more

  • 1673: Memories of 9-11-01 at the Cato Institute, Washington D.C. @VeroDeRugy @Mercatus

    Sep 10 2021

    Photo: Cato in Washington . CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Memories of 9-11-01 at the Cato Institute, Washington D.C.  @VeroDeRugy @Mercatus

  • 1673: #AfterAfghanistan: Memories of 9-11-01 at the National Security Council. The profound improvement of American intelligence-gathering. David Shedd, Former Acting Director DIA. Heritage Foundation. GLXXG

    Sep 10 2021

    Photo: This resembles the 17 IC-related agencies within the executive branch of the United States Government (USG). The U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) consists of 16 agencies and organizations under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that all collaborate with the U.S. Justice Department.. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #AfterAfghanistan: Memories of 9-11-01 at the National Security Council. The profound improvement of American i...more

  • 1673: #AfterAfghanistan: Is this the close of American primacy? Andrew Bacevich @QuincyInst

    Sep 10 2021

    Photo: Imperial shifts: Rus' under the walls of Constantinople (860 AD)* CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #AfterAfghanistan: Is this the close of American primacy? Andrew Bacevich @QuincyInst https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/02/age-american-privilege-is-over/?mc_cid=7a466249e3&mc_eid=UNIQID .. * The heir to the Roman Empire was the Byzantine Empire. Not only did Byzantium achieve greater feats of art and science than did Rome, ...more

  • 1673: Memories of 9-11-01 at LaGuardia Airport of the first plane and into Brooklyn as the second plane struck. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    Sep 10 2021

    Photo: The doomed towers from Brooklyn.  Hundreds of thousands of Brookynites watched in horror as the two skyscrapers burned on September 11.  Among them were the small schoolchildren at Bard High School–Early College, one of whom cried out, “My  mother is working there!”   CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Memories of 9-11-01 at LaGuardia Airport of the first plane and  into Brooklyn as the second plane struck. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenl...more

  • 1672: President Moon goes to the agitprop CCP war movies. Tara O, @DrTaraO; and Gordon Chang, @GordonGChang,

    Sep 10 2021

    Photo:  Large sign featuring a propaganda slogan in 1972: "Long Live the Great, Glorious, and Correct Communist Party of China!" President Moon goes to the agitprop CCP war movies.  Tara O,  @DrTaraO;  and Gordon Chang, @GordonGChang, author, The Great U.S.-China Tech War.  Tara O of the East Asia Research Center (https://eastasiaresearch.org/)  https://twitter.com/DrTaraO/status/1435371790017179652 Tara O,  @DrTaraO;  and Gordon Chang, @GordonGChang, author, The Great U.S.-China Tech War; ad...more

  • 1672: #TheScalaReport: Normalizing Delta in business travel, hospitality, office work. #ScalaReport. Chris Riegel @Scala CEO, @STRATACACHE #TheScalaReport

    Sep 10 2021

    Photo:  I1919 Sydney NSW. #TheScalaReport: Normalizing Delta in business travel, hospitality, office work. #ScalaReport.  Chris Riegel @Scala CEO,  @STRATACACHE #TheScalaReport https://www.wsj.com/articles/microsoft-delays-full-headquarters-reopening-to-undetermined-future-date-11631199600?st=lejh2yqcldv2iym&reflink=article_gmail_share https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-to-require-all-federal-workers-government-contractors-to-be-vaccinated-against-covid-19-11631195011

  • 1672: Has the Taliban learned a lesson from 2001? Anatol Lieven, Georgetown University @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst

    Sep 10 2021

    Photo:  An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Talibat in Panjwa'i district, Kandahar province, Dec. 24, 2012. The detained Taliban senior leader was responsible for the acquisition, coordination, emplacement and distribution of lethal aid for use in attacks targeting Afghan and coalition forces. (Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Travis S. Jones) Has the Taliban learned a lesson from 2001?  Anatol Lieven, Georgetown University @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL210...more

  • 1672: Memories of 9-11-01 in Washington. Anatol Lieven, Georgetown University @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst

    Sep 10 2021

    Photo: DoD video of plane hitting the Penagon, September 11. Memories of 9-11-01 in Washington.  Anatol Lieven, Georgetown  University @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst

  • 1671: #AfterAfghanistan: The values of nation-building. Henry Nau, @GWU

    Sep 10 2021

    Photo:  Nation-building: two views of Dresden, during the war and today; what had been a broken country was later welded into one nation, in large part by the Marshall Plan.  Screen grab. #AfterAfghanistan: The values of nation-building.  Henry Nau, @GWU https://providencemag.com/2021/08/why-nation-building-is-inevitable/ “Nation-building is constructing or structuring a national identity using the power of the state.”

  • 1671: In search of a Biden foreign policy. Russell Berman @HooverInst

    Sep 10 2021

    Photo:  Empty Oval Office of the White House #AfterAfghanistan: In search of a Biden foreign policy.  Russell Berman @HooverInst https://thehill.com/opinion/international/569654-the-afghanistan-catastrophe-and-bidens-foreign-policy

  • 1671: What is the Biden policy toward China? Stephen Yates, CEO of D.C. International Advisory and former advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney. @YatesDCIA Gordon Chang @GordonGChang

    Sep 10 2021

    Photo:  Secretary of State  and National Security Advisor  meet with Chinese officials in Alaska, March 2021:  Secretary Anthony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan Meet with CCP Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi and State Councilor Wang Yi. What is the Biden policy toward China?  Stephen Yates, CEO of D.C. International Advisory and former advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney. @YatesDCIA   Gordon Chang @GordonGChang Throughout...more

  • 1671: Memory of 9-11-01 at the Executive Office Building. Stephen Yates @YatesDCIA @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    Sep 10 2021

    Photo:  Old Executive Office Building, Washington, D.C. Memory of 9-11-01 at the Executive Office Building.  Stephen Yates @YatesDCIA @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2021-09-07/get-out-now-inside-the-white-house-on-9-11-according-to-the-staffers-who-were-there Stephen Yates, CEO of D.C. International Advisory and former advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney.   @YatesDCIA  Gordon Chang @GordonGChang

  • 1670: #PacificWatch: Flex Alert for California energy demand; Warren and Harris boost the strident Newsom @JCBliss #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Sep 09 2021

    Photo:  Governor's Mansion State Historic Park, 1526 H Street, Sacramento, California, USA. The former governor's mansion, built in 1877 for Albert and Clemenza Gallatin. Photography was permitted without restriction.. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #PacificWatch: Flex Alert for California energy demand; Warren and Harris boost the strident Newsom @JCBliss #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Califor...more

  • 1669: Marines working the State Department for those left behind. SalenaZito.com @DCExaminer

    Sep 09 2021

    Photo: An Afghan family attempted to return to the United States on Aug. 19 but encountered chaos and violence outside the Kabul airport. (Courtesy of and appreciation to Mohammad Sadeed). CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Marines working the State Department for those left behind. SalenaZito.com @DCExaminer https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/for-these-marines-a-constant-rush-to-zero-hour-to-rescue-stranded-americans

  • 1669: Memories of 9/11 in Pittsburgh as Flight 93 passed over the stadium. SalenaZito.com

    Sep 09 2021

    Photo: Flight 93 crash site CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Memories of 9/11 in Pittsburgh as Flight 93 passed over the stadium. SalenaZito.com 

  • 1669: #KabulDiary: Panjshir falls; the Taliban designated-terrorists rise. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

    Sep 09 2021

    Photo: Earlier days:  Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team members and villagers gather outside the Perengal School preceding the school’s ribbon-cutting ceremony in Dara District, Afghanistan, May 17. (Photo by U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Ashleigh Peck) . CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #KabulDiary:  Panjshir falls; the Taliban designated-terrorists rise. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/09/tal...more

  • 1669: Memories of 9/11 in New Jersey and New York. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

    Sep 09 2021

    Photo: .Nacirema ("American" spelled backward) Demolition Company, based in New Jersey, immediately sent enormous demo equipment through the Holland Tunnel to the pile to start clearing the site. Volunteers poured into lower Manhattan from all over the United States.  No one asked them to come; they just dropped everything and raced to help their compatriots who were in trouble. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Memories of 9/11 in New Jersey and New ...more

  • 1669: Virgin Galactic remains grounded for cause. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com GLXXG

    Sep 09 2021

    Photo: Virgin Galactic presents iteslf https://www.virgingalactic.com CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Virgin Galactic remains grounded for cause. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com GLXXG https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/faa-grounds-virgin-galactic-pending-investigationn/

  • 1669: Ingenuity steals every scene from plodding Perseverance. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com HFN

    Sep 09 2021

    Photo: Mars helicopter https://mars.nasa.gov/technology/helicopter/# CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Ingenuity steals every scene from plodding Perseverance.Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com HFN https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/ingenuity-completes-13th-flight/

  • 1669: Memories of 9/11 in Manhattan escaping on foot. Simon Constable @RealConstable GLXXG

    Sep 09 2021

    Photo:   WTC-Fireman requests 10 more colleagues. Photo by the US Government , . CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Memories of 9/11 in Manhattan escaping on foot. Simon Constable @RealConstable GLXXG 

  • 1669: France protest the pandemic; Scotland protests the UK. Simon Constable @RealConstable HFN

    Sep 09 2021

    Photo: The Anglo-Scottish Wars comprise the various battles which continued to be fought between the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland from the time of the Wars of Independence in the early 14th century through to the latter years of the 16th century. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow France protest the pandemic; Scotland protests the UK. Simon Constable @RealConstable HFN https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.foxnews.com/world/more-than-140...more

  • 1668: Memory of 9/11 at eight years old. Felix Light @CBSNews @MoscowTimes

    Sep 08 2021

    Photo: The Battle of Borodino, 1812.   In southwest England, home to Felix Light as a child: The Norse king Sweyn Forkbeard.   In 1013, shortly before his death, he became the first Danish king of England after a long effort. Sweyn was father of the famous King Canute. Memory of 9/11 at 8 years old. Felix Light @CBSNews @MoscowTimes Online voting for the Duma. Magnificent Borodino Re-enactors. https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/09/08/russians-say-they-are-being-forced-to-vote-in-elections-...more

  • 1668: Memory of 9/11 in Jakarta, Indonesia; also, Taliban are the Deobandi. Sadanand Dhume, @WSJOpinion

    Sep 08 2021

    Photo:   Logo for Darul Uloom Deoband.     Memory of 9/11 in Jakarta, Indonesia; also, Taliban are the Deobandi. Sadanand Dhume, @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/taliban-islam-battle-religion-madrassas-pakistan-11630597409?mkt_tok=NDc1LVBCUS05NzEAAAF_X1FDQ_-1Lh0S1EWsD3U5lmt7iTUNbzpKV8v3ZNvt2gMo5igGXMchaw65F1IJIV709dpSu3yCbGUaeHZbuIhj4K4_Uw30YU1zLlnZMOa9VOw

  • 1668: #AfterAfghanistan: What is NATO's mission? Jeff McCausland @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol

    Sep 08 2021

    Photo:  A 1952 US postage stamp commemorating the third anniversary of NATO. Stamps honoring the organization were issued by many member countries. #AfterAfghanistan: What is NATO's mission? Jeff McCausland  @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol

  • 1668: Memory of 9/11 in Madrid, Spain. Jeff McCausland @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol

    Sep 08 2021

    Photo:  Spain (during the Spanish civil war):   Granollers after being bombed by Nationalists aviation in 1938;  Memory of 9/11 in Madrid, Spain. Jeff McCausland  @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol

  • 1668: Will Beijing permit Evergrande Property to fail? @CharlesOrtel, On the Money podcast & Newport Value Partners,and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    Sep 08 2021

    Photo: Clip from Evergrande Group's gripping, potboiler marketing vid.             https://www.evergrande.com/News/Details/248778 Will Beijing permit Evergrande Property to fail? @CharlesOrtel, On the Money podcast & Newport Value Partners,and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.reuters.com/business/china-evergrande-delay-loan-interest-payments-banks-redd-reports-2021-09-08/

  • 1668: People's Daily declares war on the United States; & What is to be done? Charles Burton@cburton001 and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    Sep 08 2021

    Photo:   A clip originally posted on the Weibo microblogging platform by the People’s Liberation Army’s Eastern Theater Command.   People's Daily declares war on the United States; & What is to be done?  Charles Burton@cburton001  and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.newsweek.com/chinas-venom-against-us-ominous-opinion-1626302 Charles Burton, senior Fellow at the Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute; associate professor o...more

  • 1667: The Traffic Light Pulls Ahead with Olaf Scholz. Vendeline von Bredow, @TheEconomist

    Sep 08 2021

    Photo:  Advert for an "Electric Traffic Regulator" in the Pryke & Palmer catalogue of 1930 The Traffic Light Pulls Ahead with Olaf Scholz. Vendeline von Bredow, @TheEconomist https://www.economist.com/europe/the-social-democrats-surge-upends-germanys-election-campaign/21803922?frsc=dg%7Ce https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/short_news/scholz-warms-for-traffic-light-coalition-on-federal-level/ SPD’s chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz and the party leadership emphasised on Monday that ...more

  • 1667: Memory of 9/11 in Manhattan, at the Central Park Reservoir. Vendeline von Bredow, @TheEconomist

    Sep 08 2021

    Photo:  The Grotto Reservoir, Central Park, New York City Memory of 9/11 in Manhattan, at the Central Park Reservoir. Vendeline von Bredow, @TheEconomist https://www.centralparknyc.org/locations/reservoir

  • 1666: #StateThinking: @MaryKissel: Memories of 9-11-01 at Goldman Sachs in London connected by voice link to Goldman Sachs in Manhattan. @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.

    Sep 08 2021

    Photo: City of London coat-of-arms. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #StateThinking: @MaryKissel: Memories of 9-11-01 at Goldman Sachs in London connected by voice link to Goldman Sachs in Manhattan. @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.

  • 1666: #StateThinking: @MaryKissel: Where are the US State Department Consular Services for the Afghans seeking to exit a civil war? @MaryKissel. Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.

    Sep 08 2021

    Photo: Old State Department building in Washington, D.C., c. 1865. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #StateThinking: @MaryKissel: Where are the US State Department Consular Services for the Afghans seeking to exit a civil war? @MaryKissel. Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc. https://sports.yahoo.com/blinken-says-us-not-aware-154410207.html

  • 1666: Not just Raab and Johnson, but neither major Party distinguishes itself in this Parliament. @Adrian Wooldridge @AdWooldridge @TheEconomist GLXXG

    Sep 08 2021

    Photo: .John Bull ["hic!'] cartoon—"Give me all your possessions except your porter and perry; keep them out of my sight as I've had enough already." To see the text:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bull#/media/File:WilliamCharlesJohnnyBullAndTheAlexandrians.jpg CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Not just Raab and Johnson, but neither major Party distinguishes itself in this Parliament. @Adrian Wooldridge @AdWooldridge @TheEconomist GLXXG https:...more

  • 1666: Goldman Sachs lowers 2021 GDP estimate: Global slowdown, inflation, Delta, taxes. @LizPeek @TheHill @FoxNews

    Sep 08 2021

    Photo: Fault Lines Widen in the Global Recovery, & Growth Projections by Region., IMF Projections CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Goldman Sachs lowers 2021 GDP estimate: Global slowdown, inflation, Delta, taxes. @LizPeek @TheHill @FoxNews https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/07/goldman-cuts-gdp-forecast-on-delta-variant-setback-fading-fiscal-stimulus.html

  • 1666: Memories of 9-11-01 in Manhattan. @LizPeek @TheHill @FoxNews

    Sep 08 2021

    Photo: Fire fighters carrying water hose through rubble September 11th following terrorist attack on World Trade Center, . CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Memories of 9-11-01 in Manhattan. @LizPeek @TheHill @FoxNews 

  • 1666: Memories of 9-11-01 in Washington, D.C. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs GLXXG

    Sep 08 2021

    Photo: Arlington, Va. (Sep. 12, 2001) A section of the Pentagon lies in ruins following the deadly Sep. 11 terrorist attack in which a hijacked commercial airliner was crashed into the Pentagon.  American Airlines FLT 77 was bound for Los Angeles from Washington Dulles with 58 passengers and 6 crew.  All aboard the aircraft were killed, along with 125 people in the Pentagon. U. S. Naval photo by Photographer's  Mate 1st Class Michael W. Pendergrass. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CB...more

  • 1666: Xi Jinping presents the CCP with a victory over the US in Central Asia. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN

    Sep 08 2021

    Photo: Xi with a woman in traditional dress CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Xi Jinping presents the CCP with a victory over the US in Central Asia. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/italys-draghi-chinas-xi-discuss-afghanistan-g20-summit/ar-AAObLDp

  • 1666: Memories of 9-11-2001 in Georgetown, DC. Adrian Wooldridge AdWooldridge @TheEconomist

    Sep 08 2021

    Photo: .View of Georgetown D.C. / lith. and printed in colors by E. Sachse & Co. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Memories of 9-11-2001 in Georgetown, DC. Adrian Wooldridge  @AdWooldridge @TheEconomist

  • 1666: How to defeat China without fighting. @KerryGershaneck, and Gordon Chang, @GordonGChang,

    Sep 08 2021

    Photo:  Portraits of the martyrs in the first series of the Records of the Warlords of the War of Resistance Against Japan 中文(台灣)‎: 抗戰軍人忠烈錄第一輯中的烈士遺像 How to defeat China without fighting. @KerryGershaneck, and Gordon Chang, @GordonGChang, https://focustaiwan.tw/politics/202108310010 https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4132745 Kerry Gershaneck, author of Political Warfare: Strategies for Combating China's Plan to “Win Without Fighting,” and visiting scholar at the National Chengchi Universit...more

  • 1666: India watching Pakistan dominate Afghanistan. Nitin Gokhale, strategic affairs analyst based in Delhi; National Security Analyst. Founder: http://BharatShakti.in and @StratNewsGlobal.com @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill HFN

    Sep 08 2021

    Photo:  Afghan citizens returning from Pakistan in 2004 Nitin Gokhale @nitingokhale, and Gordon Chang, @GordonGChang, author, The Coming Collapse of China and The Great U.S.-China Tech War. India watching Pakistan dominate Afghanistan. Nitin Gokhale, strategic affairs analyst based in Delhi; National Security Analyst. Founder: http://BharatShakti.in and @StratNewsGlobal.com  @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill HFN https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/expert-take-how-...more

  • 1666: Boris Johnson breaks his no-new-taxes pledge. Vicki Barker @CBSNews London

    Sep 08 2021

    Photo:  Tax office. Boris Johnson breaks his no-new-taxes pledge. Vicki Barker @CBSNews London https://www.voanews.com/europe/british-pm-johnson-raises-taxes-tackle-health-social-care-crisis

  • 1666: Memories of 9-11-01 in London at the BBC Headquarters. Vicki Barker @CBSNews London

    Sep 08 2021

    Photo:  BBC Radio 1 logo from 1990 to 1994 Memories of 9-11-01 in London at the BBC Headquarters. Vicki Barker @CBSNews London

  • 1666: Back to School with Delta: Is There an October Lockdown? Joseph Sternberg, @josephsternberg, @WSJOpinion

    Sep 08 2021

    Photo:  DECODING DELTA: HOW VIRUSES MUTATE AND WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT Back to School with Delta: Is There an October Lockdown?  Joseph Sternberg,  @josephsternberg, @WSJOpinion https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/october-lockdown-would-only-be-a-last-resort-gflcrvqpb

  • 1666: Johnson proposes NHS and Social Care Tax to Tory silence. Joseph Sternberg, @josephsternberg, @WSJOpinion

    Sep 08 2021

    Photo:   Print shows George, Prince of Wales, seated on a throne in the background waiting the results of a tug-of-war over the crown (and regency for the Prince) between the Tories represented by Edward Thurlow and William Pitt and the Whigs represented by Edmund Burke and Charles Fox. The illness of George III (1788-1790) raised the issue of a limited regency for the Prince. Johnson proposes NHS and Social Care Tax to Tory silence. Joseph Sternberg,  @josephsternberg, @WSJOpinion https://...more

  • 1666: Goldman cuts 2021 GDP estimates. Joseph Sternberg, @josephsternberg, @WSJOpinion

    Sep 08 2021

    Photo:  Photograph shows Mrs. Robert Goldman (Edith Ostend Jacobson) a chorus girl who married Robert J. Goldman, son of Henry Goldman of Goldman Sachs. Robert Goldman sued his wife for divorce in March 1915. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012 and New York Times, March 2, 1915) Title and date from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Goldman cuts 2021 GDP estimates. Joseph Sternberg,  @josephsternberg, @...more

  • 1666: Memories of 9-11-2001, at school as a sophomore at William & Mary College in Virginia. Joseph Sternberg, @josephsternberg, @WSJOpinion

    Sep 08 2021

    Photo:  View of William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia. Memories of 9-11-2001, at school as a sophomore at William & Mary College in Virginia. Joseph Sternberg,  @josephsternberg, @WSJOpinion

  • 1665: #PacificWatch: Pulled the plug on the Oroville Reservoir (24% and sinking). @JCBliss HFN

    Sep 07 2021

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. 1930 Oroville Station. Postcard. @Batchelorshow #PacificWatch: Pulled the plug on the Oroville Reservoir (24% and sinking). @JCBliss HFN https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/california-droughts-reduce-lake-oroville-levels-to-an-historic-low/ar-AAO9ec5

  • 1663: "Hollywood Before the Mast" #UNBOUND. A story from the collection, "Gordon Liddy is My Muse," by John Calvin Batchelor. Read by John Batchelor. HFN

    Sep 07 2021

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1924 Whale catcher delivering whales @Batchelorshow "Hollywood Before the Mast" #UNBOUND. A story from the collection, "Gordon Liddy is My Muse," by John Calvin Batchelor.   Read by John Batchelor. HFN https://www.amazon.com/Gordon-Liddy-Muse-Calvin-Batchelor/dp/0671690787

  • 1664: "In the Tunnel of Love" #UNBOUND. A story from the collection, Gordon Liddy Is My Muse, by John Calvin Batchelor. The complete, eighty-five minutes. Read by John Batchelor. HFN

    Sep 07 2021

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. 1616 In een landschap staat een piramidevormig tuinornament, begroeid met klimop. In de lucht vliegt Amor die zijn pijl heeft gericht op een liefdespaartje dat rechts loopt. Links ligt in de verte een kasteel. De prent maakt deel uit van een serie prenten met liefdesemblemen. @Batchelorshow "In the Tunnel of Love" #UNBOUND.  A story from the collection, Gordon Liddy Is My Muse, by John Calvin Batchelor. The complete, eighty-five minutes. Read by ...more

  • 1662: 4/4: Révolution Française, by Sophie Pedder. @PedderSophie @TheEconomist HFN

    Sep 07 2021

    Photo: French Revolution. Historical Gallery or paintings of the events of the French Revolution first plate, nº7. Opening of the Estates General in the Salle des Menus-Plaisirs, in Versailles, on May 5, 1789. Révolution française. Galerie Historique ou tableaux des évènement de la Révolution française première planche, nº7. Ouverture des Etats Généraux dans la salle des Menus-Plaisirs, à Versailles, le 5 mai 1789 CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 4/4...more

  • 1662: 3/4: Révolution Française, by Sophie Pedder. @PedderSophie @TheEconomist GLXXG

    Sep 07 2021

    Photo:  GAME OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, TRACE ON THE PLAN OF THE RENEWED GAME OF OYE OF THE GREEKS. JEU DE LA REVOLUTION FRANCAISE, TRACE SUR LE PLAN DU JEU D'OYE RENOUVELE DES GRECS. . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 3/4: Révolution Française, by Sophie Pedder.  @PedderSophie @TheEconomist GLXXG https://www.amazon.com/Revolution-Française-Emmanuel-Macron-reinvent/dp/1472948602 The extraordinary story of how an outsider candidate—an unknown te...more

  • 1662: 2/4: Révolution Française, by Sophie Pedder. @PedderSophie @TheEconomist HFN

    Sep 07 2021

    Photo: Departure of ex-deputies Billaud, Collot and Barrere, for deportation: April 1, 1795, or 12 Germinal Year 3eme of the Republic, painting n ° 121, extract from the Complete Collection of Historical Paintings of the Revolution french. Départ des ex-députés Billaud, Collot et Barrere, pour la déportation : le 1.er Avril 1795, ou 12 Germinal An 3.eme de la République, tableau nº 121, extrait de la Collection complète des tableaux historiques de la Révolution française CBS Eyes on the World ...more

  • 1662: 1/4: Révolution Française, by Sophie Pedder. @PedderSophie @TheEconomist GLXXG

    Sep 07 2021

    Photo: The Historical Gallery, or Pictures of the events of the French Revolution - 7th plate La Galerie historique, où Tableaux des évènements de la Révolution française . . CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 1/4: Révolution Française, by Sophie Pedder.  @PedderSophie @TheEconomist GLXXG https://www.amazon.com/Revolution-Française-Emmanuel-Macron-reinvent/dp/1472948602 The extraordinary story of how an outsider candidate—an unknown technocrat a...more

  • 1659: Terry Anderson #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. April 6, 2021

    Sep 07 2021

    Photo:  Energy flows between space, the atmosphere, and Earth's surface. Rising greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere are causing a net warming effect to act on Earth's climate system https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change#/media/File:Greenhouse_Effect.svg CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Terry Anderson #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. April 6, 2021 Adapt and Be Adept: Market Responses to Climate Change.  Paperback – April 1,...more

  • 1659: Michael Auslin #Unbound. Asia-Pacific. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 12, 2021. LXX GLXXG

    Sep 07 2021

    Photo:  In northwest India Mohenjo Daro, with Harappa perhaps the earliest urban center on Earth, was flourishing 4,500 years ago and did so for a good thousand years. (screen grab)  CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Michael Auslin #Unbound. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 12, 2021. LXX GLXXG Asia's New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific,  by Michael R. Auslin   Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B085...more

  • 1658: Roya Hakakian #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 29, 2021

    Sep 07 2021

    Photo: Tehrangeles (تهرانجلس  Little Persia) is a portmanteau deriving from the combination of Tehran, the capital of Iran, and Los Angeles. A Persian community developed in Westwood, Los Angeles, after the Islamic Revolution of 1979 prompted thousands of Iranians to flee to the United States. Here: Iranian shops along Westwood Boulevard in South Westwood. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Roya Hakakian #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. Ma...more

  • 1657: Jeff McCausland #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 21, 2021.

    Sep 07 2021

    Photo: Confederate Commanders Creator: Notman Photo Co, Limited; 1865 CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Jeff McCausland #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 21, 2021. Battle Tested! : Gettysburg Leadership Lessons for 21st Century Leaders, by Jeffrey D. McCausland (Author), Tom Vossler(Author), Walter Dixon(Narrator), Gildan Media (Publisher). Audible Audiobook– Unabridged https://www.amazon.com/Battle-Tested-Gettysburg-Leadership-Less...more

  • 1661: #PacificWatch: "Pleistocene" Bliss explores the La Brea Tar Pits in Downtown LA. ; Caldor fire spares Tahoe so far. @JCBliss

    Sep 06 2021

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1806 Exhuming the First American Mastodon, 1806 painting by Charles Willson Peale @Batchelorshow #PacificWatch: "Pleistocene" Bliss explores the La Brea Tar Pits in Downtown LA. ; Caldor fire spares Tahoe so far. @JCBliss https://www.sfchronicle.com/california-wildfires/article/Sunday-s-hot-weather-could-threaten-Caldor-Fire-16437152.php

  • 1661: #AfterAfghanistan: Americans refuse magical thinking about the Taliban. @ThadMcCotter American @TheAmGreatness

    Sep 06 2021

    Photo: Today's Taliban.  Screen grab. @Batchelorshow #AfterAfghanistan: Americans refuse magical thinking about the Taliban. @ThadMcCotter American @TheAmGreatness https://www.washingtonpost.com/context/aug-29-sept-1-2021-washington-post-abc-news-poll/899d77db-ef60-46c9-b028-8f3298df8659/ https://amgreatness.com/2021/09/03/the-afghan-endgame-and-the-proxy-myth/

  • 1661: Australia Pandemic: New South Wales, Canberra, Victoria, Queensland stay locked down indefinitely. Jeremy Zakis, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.

    Sep 06 2021

    Photo: . @Batchelorshow Australia Pandemic: New South Wales, Canberra, Victoria, Queensland stay locked down indefinitely. Jeremy Zakis, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia. https://www.smh.com.au/national/australia-news-live-extra-pfizer-doses-arrive-as-covid-cases-climb-in-victoria-nsw-and-act-20210906-p58p1r.html 

  • 1660: #AfterAfghanistan: Lessons learned; opportunities for Putin and the Kremlin. H. J. Mackinder, International Relations

    Sep 06 2021

    Photo:  The new Taliban. @Batchelorshow #AfterAfghanistan: Lessons learned; opportunities for Putin and the Kremlin.  H.J. Mackinder, International Relations https://www.newsweek.com/vladimir-putin-says-afghanistan-catastrophe-us-west-still-have-not-learned-1625810

  • 1660: 7/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: American media names Cambridge Professor Stefan Halper as the source of the allegations, May 18, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Sep 06 2021

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

  • 1655: National Polling turns disapproved for the virus, the economy, the withdrawal & What is to be done? @DevinNunes author, podcaster, CA-22.

    Sep 06 2021

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. 1940 (July 29, 1940) President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Langley Field on July 29, 1940. View of President Roosevelt in a car inside a NACA hangar, two unidentified men stand behind the car, and the wing of a plane is visible in the background.                                                        ..Image # : L-20690 @Batchelorshow National Polling turns disapproved for the virus, the economy, the withdrawal & What is to be done?  @DevinNune...more

  • 1655: Quarter of the nation's food supply now short of water. @DevinNunes author, podcaster and CA-22. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Sep 06 2021

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1916 Hill north of Woodlake, Misc. Valleys, San Joaquin Valley and Sierra Nevada. Remarks: Good early valley photos of agriculture. Right panel of three panel panorama from Sand Creek to Blue Ridge. Farmin @Batchelorshow Quarter of the nation's food supply now short of water. @DevinNunes author, podcaster and CA-22.  #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/how-californias-drought-is-stressing-a-water-system-that-deli...more

  • 1656: 6/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: "Glamorous." Daily Telegraph, April 2, 2017. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova

    Sep 05 2021

    Photo: The 1990 film, La Femme Nikita, starring Anne Parillaud— a glamourous spy (who in the industry are called "sparrows").  (Screen grab).  6/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: "Glamorous." Daily Telegraph, April 2, 2017.  Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/01/cambridge-university-dragged-row-donald-trumps-ex-spy-chiefs/

  • 1656: 5/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Allegedly linked to the GRU and Vladimir Putin on the Guardian front gate, April 1, 2017. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Sep 05 2021

    Photo: Ivan the Terrible seems to have created the first Russian espionage service, the Oprichnik.    5/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Allegedly linked to the GRU and Vladimir Putin on the Guardian front gate, April 1, 2017. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/31/michael-flynn-new-evidence-spy-chiefs-had-concerns-about-russian-ties

  • 1656: 4/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Over three days, 2/28/17-3/4/17, Svetlana Lokhova is contacted by WSJ, WAPO, NYT, all of whom suspect her as a Russian agent. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Sep 05 2021

    Photo: 1834 Soiree in [honor of] the freedom of the press. (1834 Soirée républicaine donnée dans les salons de la liberté de la presse) 4/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Over three days, 2/28/17-3/4/17, Svetlana Lokhova is contacted by WSJ, WAPO, NYT, all of whom suspect her as a Russian agent. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.wsj.com/articles/mike-flynn-didnt-report-2014-interaction-with-russian-british-national-1489809842 .

  • 1656: 3/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: The first sign of the attack on Svetlana Lokhova and Michael Flynn, the Financial Times, December 16, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Sep 05 2021

    Photo:  Russian warrior 3/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: The first sign of the attack on Svetlana Lokhova and Michael Flynn, the Financial Times, December 16, 2016.  Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.ft.com/content/d43cd586-c396-11e6-9bca-2b93a6856354

  • 1656: 2/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Remembering the Stefan Halper origins, August 10-16, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Sep 05 2021

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

  • 1656: 1/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Remembering the Peter Strzok origins, July 31, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    Sep 05 2021

    Photo: Walmart logo, 1964-1981 1/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Remembering the Peter Strzok origins, July 31, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossfire_Hurricane_(FBI_investigation)

  • 1653: #Londinium90AD: The Senatorial Class (Optimates 2021) cannot and will not acknowledge defeat in Afghanistan. Michael Vlahos.

    Sep 05 2021

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1918 Senate Chamber CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #Londinium90AD: The Senatorial Class (Optimates 2021) cannot and will not acknowledge defeat in Afghanistan.  Michael Vlahos. https://www.ft.com/content/2a88ac0b-d3d7-4159-b7f5-41f602737288

  • 1654: ClassicGaius&Germanicus: August 29, 2021: #Londinium90AD. Three American empire defeats and the recoveries: 1948, 1953, 1963. Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

    Sep 05 2021

    Photo:  2RAR withdraw to DMZ Korea 1953 ClassicGaius&Germanicus: August 29, 2021: #Londinium90AD.  Three American empire defeats and the recoveries: 1948, 1953, 1963.   Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis https://audioboom.com/posts/7932429-londinium90ad-three-american-empire-defeats-and-the-recoveries-1948-1953-1963-michael-vlahos

  • 1654: #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: August 21, 2021: #Londinium90AD. Gaius and Germanicus observe that the Roman empire recovered from defeats like . Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

    Sep 05 2021

    Photo:  Romans Defeated Near the Rhine, from The War of the Romans Against the Batavians (Romanorvm et Batavorvm Societas) #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: August 21, 2021: #Londinium90AD.  Gaius and Germanicus observe that the Roman  empire recovered from defeats like . Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis August 21 https://audioboom.com/posts/7928148-londinium90ad-gaius-and-germanicus-observe-that-the-roman-empire-recovered-from-defeats-like-bo

  • 1654: #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: August 21, 2021: #Londinium90AD. Gaius and Germanicus reflect upon the humiliation of the American empire at Kabul. Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

    Sep 05 2021

    Photo: #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: August 21, 2021: #Londinium90AD.  Gaius and Germanicus reflect upon the humiliation of the American empire at Kabul. Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis https://audioboom.com/posts/7928147-londinium90ad-gaius-and-germanicus-reflect-upon-the-humiliation-of-the-american-empire-at-kabul

  • 1654: #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: August 14, 2021: #Londinium90AD. Gaius and Germanicus weigh how the Roman empire deals with rebel armies like Boudicea’s. Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

    Sep 05 2021

    Photo:   Great Battle of Murfreesboro, Tenn.--Jany, 2nd 1863: between the Union Forces, under Genl. Rosecrans, and the Rebel Army under General Bragg #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: August 14, 2021: #Londinium90AD.  Gaius and Germanicus weigh how the Roman empire deals with rebel armies like Boudicea’s.  Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis https://audioboom.com/posts/7924308-londinium90ad-gaius-and-germanicus-weigh-how-the-roman-empire-deals-with-rebel-armies-like-boud

  • 1654: #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: August 13, 2021: #Londinium90AD. Debating withdrawing from the frontiers of the empire, 1st century and 21st century. Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

    Sep 05 2021

    Photo: The Imperial Gavotte #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: August 13, 2021: #Londinium90AD.  Debating withdrawing from the frontiers of the empire, 1st century and 21st century.  Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis https://audioboom.com/posts/7924075-londinium90ad-debating-withdrawing-from-the-frontiers-of-the-empire-1st-century-a-d-21st-cen

  • 1654: #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: August 7, 2021: #Londinium90AD. Gaius and Germanicus observe that the army becomes a tool to validate or not the . Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

    Sep 05 2021

    Photo: Military exercise of Manchukuo Imperial Army.  Remember that it was the junior officers who pressed for war. #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: August 7, 2021: #Londinium90AD.  Gaius and Germanicus observe that the army becomes a tool to validate or not the   Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis https://audioboom.com/posts/7920239-londinium90ad-gaius-and-germanicus-observe-that-the-army-becomes-a-tool-to-validate-or-not-th

  • 1654: #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: August 6, 2021: #Londinium90AD. Gaius and Germanicus recognize imperial ascension is twinned with the risk of imperial . Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

    Sep 05 2021

    Photo: Imperial Chinese decree.  Late Nineteenth Century?     #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: August 6, 2021: #Londinium90AD.  Gaius and Germanicus recognize imperial ascension is twinned with the risk of imperial    .Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis https://audioboom.com/posts/7919947-londinium90ad-gaius-germanicus-recognize-imperial-ascension-is-twinned-with-the-risk-of-imper

  • 1654: #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: July 30, 2021: #Londinium90AD. Gaius and Germanicus debate the transformation from republic to empire in the 21st Century. Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

    Sep 05 2021

    Photo:   Julius Caesar betreedt de vergadering van de Senaat #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: July 30, 2021: #Londinium90AD.  Gaius and Germanicus debate the transformation from republic to empire in the 21st Century.  Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis https://audioboom.com/posts/7915552-londinium90ad-gaius-germanicus-debate-the-transformation-from-republic-to-empire-in-the-21st — "Rome transitioned from a republic to an empire after power shifted away from a representative democr...more

  • 1654: #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: July 25, 2021: #Londinium90AD. Gaius and Germanicus under suspicion by Domitian as they speculate upon Seven Days in May. Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

    Sep 05 2021

    Photo:  Gideon overhearing the Midianites' dream #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: July 25, 2021: #Londinium90AD.  Gaius and Germanicus under suspicion by Domitian as they speculate upon Seven Days in May.  Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis https://audioboom.com/posts/7911260-londinium90ad-gaius-and-germanicus-under-suspicion-by-domitian-as-they-speculate-upon-seven-da

  • 1652: #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: July 24, 2021: #Londinium90AD. Gaius and Germanicus philosophize about violent emperor succession episodes. Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

    Sep 05 2021

    Photo:  Assassination of Julius Caesar #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: July 24, 2021: #Londinium90AD.  Gaius and Germanicus philosophize about violent emperor succession episodes. Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis https://audioboom.com/posts/7910801-londinium90ad-gaius-germanicus-philosophize-about-violent-emperor-succession-episodes-michae

  • 1652: ClassicGaius&Germanicus: July 17, 2021: #Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus remember with foreboding the year of four emperors. Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

    Sep 05 2021

    Photo:  Year of the Four Emperors (Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian) ClassicGaius&Germanicus: July 17, 2021: #Londinium90AD:  Gaius and Germanicus remember with foreboding the year of four emperors. Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis https://audioboom.com/posts/7907224-podcastextra-1-2-londinium90ad-gaius-germanicus-remember-with-foreboding-the-year-of-four

  • 1652: #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: July 17, 2021: #Londinium90AD: General Milley’s reported remark, “We’re the guys with the guns.” Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

    Sep 05 2021

    Photo:  Gunslingers in the 19th century. This is the Ned Christie posse #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: July 17, 2021: #Londinium90AD:  General Milley’s reported remark, “We’re the guys with the guns.” Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis https://audioboom.com/posts/7907225-podcastextra-2-2-londinium90ad-general-milley-s-reported-remark-we-re-the-guys-with-the-gu

  • 1651: #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: July 16, 2021: #Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus philosophize of the 2000-year-old tradition of the violent endings of emperors. Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

    Sep 05 2021

    Photo: Apotheosis of Nero, c. after 68. Artwork portraying Nero rising to divine status after his death. #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: July 16, 2021: #Londinium90AD:  Gaius and Germanicus philosophize of the 2000-year-old tradition of the violent endings of emperors. Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis https://audioboom.com/posts/7906898-londinium90ad-gaius-germanicus-philosophize-of-the-two-thousand-year-old-tradition-of-the-vio

  • 1650: #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: July 11, 2021: #Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus accept that the rise of Christianity signifies the end of empire. Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

    Sep 05 2021

    Photo: Roman Empire.  Hendrik Jacobus Vinkhuijzen, Collector   #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: July 11, 2021: #Londinium90AD:  Gaius and Germanicus accept that the rise of Christianity signifies the end of empire. Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis https://audioboom.com/posts/7902703-londinium90ad-gaius-and-germanicus-accept-that-the-rise-of-christianity-signifies-the-end-of-em

  • 1649: #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: June 26, 2021: #Londinium90AD: Joseph Warren stares down the Church of Woke. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

    Sep 05 2021

    Photo:  Jonathan Edwards sermon, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. (screen grab) #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: June 26, 2021: #Londinium90AD: Joseph Warren stares down the Church of Woke. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis https://audioboom.com/posts/7894320-londinium90ad-joseph-warren-stares-down-the-church-of-woke-michael-vlahos-johns-hopkins-jhuw

  • 1649: #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: June 25, 2021: #Londinium90AD: The Mithras cult in the 21st Century; & What is to be done? Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

    Sep 05 2021

    Photo:  Relief with Mithras kneeling upon a bull and driving a sword into its shoulder, at left two smaller standing figures, one holding a sheathed sword and one holding a sword, a frieze with chariots and serpents coiled around figures above #ClassicGaius&Germanicus: June 25, 2021: #Londinium90AD: The Mithras cult in the 21st Century; & What is to be done?  Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis https://audioboom.com/posts/7894042-londinium90ad-the-mithras-cult-in-the-21st-ce...more

  • 1648: #Londinium90AD: Taliban perform a mock Roman Triumph 2000 years later. Michael Vlahos. HFN

    Sep 04 2021

    Photo:  Triomftocht met de geketende Zenobia @Batchelorshow #Londinium90AD: Taliban perform a mock Roman Triumph 2000 years later.  Michael Vlahos. HFN https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9952053/Taliban-display-suicide-vests-IEDs-weapon-parade-Afghan-state-TV.html

  • 1647: #AfterAfghanistan: Panjshir digs in. @BillRoggio @LongWarJournal @FDD GLXXG

    Sep 04 2021

    Photo: A scenic view of the Panjshayr River Valley, May 21, 2011, taken from the vantage point of Ahmad Shah Massoud's Tomb. Massoud was a Kabul University engineering student turned military leader who played a leading role in driving the Soviet army out of Afghanistan, earning him the name "Lion of Panjshayr." His followers call him Amir Sahib-e Shahid, which means our beloved martyred commander. Massoud was assassinated in Takhar province two days before the September 11, 2001, terrorist atta...more

  • 1647: What of Silicon Valley's devotion to Gavin Newsom? @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

    Sep 04 2021

    Photo:  Aerial view of Apple Park, the corporate headquarters of Apple Inc., located in Cupertino, California. The roof is covered in solar panels with an output of 17 MWp, making it one of the biggest solar roofs in the world. Photo taken from a Cessna 172M.. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow What of Silicon Valley's devotion to Gavin Newsom? @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst https://www.hoover.org/research/what-drives-california-recall-election Perm...more

  • 1647: 1. Recall and After. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst HFN

    Sep 04 2021

    Photo: Submitting petitions for the recall of Seattle, Washington mayor Hiram Gill in December 1910; Gill was removed by a recall election the following February, but voters returned him to the office in 1914. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 1.  Recall and After. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst HFN https://www.hoover.org/research/what-drives-california-recall-election

  • 1647: Mandarin-speaking Ingenuity. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Sep 04 2021

    Photo: 直升機 (helicopter in gwo yu/Mandarin). Here: Mockup of the Mars Global Remote Sensing Orbiter and Small Rover at the 69th International Astronautical Congress 2018 at Bremen. https://futurism.com/the-byte/china-clone-nasa-mars-helicopter CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Mandarin-speaking Ingenuity. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/china-building-ingenuity-copycat/ Permissions: ...more

  • 1647: Virgin Galactic Grounded; & What is to be done? Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com HFN

    Sep 04 2021

    Photo: Unity, or SpaceShipTwo: Virgin Galactic photo. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Virgin Galactic Grounded & What is to be done? Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com HFN https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/faa-grounds-virgin-galactic-pending-investigationn/

  • 1647: Wild boar scavengers running Rome. Lorenzo Fiori. Ansaldo Foundation, Milan.

    Sep 04 2021

    Photo:   Dog hunt for a wild boar. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Wild Boar scavengers running Rome. Lorenzo Fiori. Ansaldo Foundation, Milan. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/09/02/boar-war-erupts-italy-politicians-trade-blame-invasion-rome/?WT.mc_id=tmgliveapp_iosshare_AxstMph9zRlM

  • 1647: #HotelMars: What is Space Solar Power? David Livingston. Steve Wolfe, Beyond Earth Institute GLXXG

    Sep 04 2021

    Photo: NASA Integrated Symmetrical Concentrator SPS concept. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #HotelMars: What is Space Solar Power?  David Livingston. Steve Wolfe, Beyond Earth Institute GLXXG https://space.nss.org/nss-welcomes-beyond-earth-institutes-space-solar-power-initiative-for-a-cleaner-environment/

  • 1647: PM Scott Morrison aims for Australia to learn to live with Covid-19 by Christmas. Scott Mayman, @CBSNews Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    Sep 04 2021

    Photo: Koala bear. "In a bid to keep the coronavirus out of the country, Australia’s federal and state governments imposed draconian restrictions on its citizens. Prime Minister Scott Morrison knows that the burden is too heavy. 'This is not a sustainable way to live in this country,” he recently declared. One prominent civil libertarian summed up the rules by lamenting, “We’ve never seen anything like this in our lifetimes.' ” CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Bat...more

  • 1648: Superior Small Business Alaska. Gene Marks, Washington Post Small Business columnist. @genemarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

    Sep 04 2021

    Photo:  A real Alaska small business: InterShelter, Inc, makes capacious and comfortable dome homes suitable for everything from mid-desert to temperate climates to the South Pole. Here: a dome that's been in perfect condition for fifteen years in the Antarctic.  Superior Small Business Alaska.  Gene Marks, Washington Post Small Business columnist.  @genemarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer https://www.newsminer.com/news/alaska_news/alaska-named-as-a-top-state-to-own-a-small-business/article_a86f6...more

  • 1648: The Global Hesitation in Jobs, Supplies, Confidence. Gene Marks, Washington Post Small Business columnist. @genemarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

    Sep 04 2021

    Photo:  The journalist Nellie Bly investigating employment agencies The Global Hesitation in Jobs, Supplies, Confidence.  Gene Marks, Washington Post Small Business columnist.  @genemarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer https://www.wsj.com/articles/august-jobs-report-unemployment-rate-2021-11630624394?mod=hp_lead_pos1

  • 1648: More than 15 million excess worldwide deaths to date. Sandre Solsted @TheEconomist

    Sep 04 2021

    Photo: In China under Mao, his mandated Great Leap resulted in tens of millions of deaths, with estimates ranging between 15 and 55 million deaths, making the Great Chinese Famine the largest famine in human history. Chief changes in the lives of rural Chinese people included the incremental introduction of obligatory agricultural collectivization.  Here:  Chinese plague, removing bodies More than 15 million excess worldwide deaths to date.  Sandre Solsted @TheEconomist https://www.economist.c...more

  • 1648: Very Good Government at Work in Louisiana; & What is to be done? Dan Henninger, WSJ editorial board and Wonder Land columnist. @DanHenninger, @WSJOpinion

    Sep 04 2021

    Photo:   Louisiana Flood [an earlier flood] - refugees cook government rations Very Good Government at Work in Louisiana; & What is to be done? Dan Henninger, WSJ editorial board and Wonder Land columnist.  @DanHenninger, @WSJOpinion  https://www.wsj.com/articles/hurricane-ida-katrina-biden-pelosi-reconciliation-infrastructure-nation-building-afghanistan-11630529830

  • 1648: Friendly Colombia President Ivan Duque disapproved. Dr. Robert Evan Ellis, @REvanEllis, US Army War College: Latin America scholar in Strategic Studies Institute.

    Sep 04 2021

    Photo:  Antonio Basilio Cuervo Urisarri, a Colombian politician (June 13, 1834 – February 19, 1893). Friendly Colombia President Ivan Duque disapproved. Dr. Robert Evan Ellis, @REvanEllis, US Army War College: Latin America scholar in Strategic Studies Institute. https://colombiareports.com/ivan-duque-bridges-divides-as-colombia-unitedly-rejects-worst-president-ever/

  • 1647: Tri-Border Area business plan; the relentless Bolsonaro. Dr. Robert Evan Ellis, @REvanEllis, US Army War College: Latin America scholar in Strategic Studies Institute

    Sep 04 2021

    Photo:  Panorama from the Paraguayan side of the border. Tri-Border Area business plan; the relentless Bolsonaro.  Dr. Robert Evan Ellis, @REvanEllis, US Army War College: Latin America scholar in Strategic Studies Institute https://thefrontierpost.com/coordinated-law-enforcement-and-treasury-action-against-money-launderers-in-the-tri-border-area/

  • 1647: The Lizard Elite and other prospering conspiracies after Soylent Green. Daniel Knowles; @TheEconomist , @dlknowles ; @REvanEllis ; @henryimiller, @PacificResearch

    Sep 04 2021

    Photo:  The Draco constellation from Firmamentum Sobiescianum sive Uranographia (1690) by Johannes Hevelius. Icke's "reptoid hypothesis" posits that humanity is ruled by descendants of reptilians from Draco.  The Lizard Elite and other prospering conspiracies after Soylent Green.  Daniel Knowles; @TheEconomist , @dlknowles ; @REvanEllis ; @henryimiller, @PacificResearch https://www.economist.com/international/2021/09/04/from-congo-to-the-capitol-conspiracy-theories-are-surging In late July, ...more

  • 1647: Spiking hospitalizations and the unending jabs. Dr Henry Miller, @henryimiller, @PacificResearch Institute, www.HenryMillerMD.org Hoover Institution.

    Sep 04 2021

    Photo:  Egypt burning sulphur and tar as disinfectants in streets at night- Cholera epidemic Spiking hospitalizations and the unending jabs. Dr Henry Miller, @henryimiller, @PacificResearch Institute,  www.HenryMillerMD.org   Hoover Institution.   http://www.henrymillermd.org/25669/what-causes-the-covid-19-surges

  • 1646: 2/2: #AfterAfghanistan: The winners include Moscow, Beijing, Delhi and Tehran. Gregory Copley, @Gregory_Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN

    Sep 03 2021

    Photo: Amenhotep III Slaying an Asian Enemy, Tomb of Amenemhat Surer.             Charles K. Wilkinson; from Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes; New Kingdom CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 2/2: #AfterAfghanistan: The winners include Moscow, Beijing, Delhi and Tehran.  Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN

  • 1646: 1/2: #AfterAfghanistan: The winners include Moscow, Beijing, Delhi and Tehran. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN @Gregory_Copley,

    Sep 03 2021

    Photo:  England (Great Britain) 1644 Triple Unite of Charles I              The Triple Unite coin featured Psalm 68: EXURGAT DEUS DISSIPENTUR INIMICI, "Let God arise and His enemies be scattered"    CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 1/2: #AfterAfghanistan: The winners include Moscow, Beijing, Delhi and Tehran.  Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN

  • 1646: How to walk the Dinosaur Highway of the Andes. Sarah Maslin @TheEconomist

    Sep 03 2021

    Photo: Argentinosaurus huinculensis  hypothetical life restoration CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow How to walk the Dinosaur Highway of the Andes. Sarah Maslin @TheEconomist https://www.economist.com/the-americas/bolivia-has-thousands-of-dinosaur-footprints-but-few-bones-1/21803906?frsc=dg%7Ce The fossilised skeleton of the biggest dinosaur ever to roam the planet was discovered near Plaza Huincul, in the badlands of northwest Patagonia. Argentinosa...more

  • 1646: #KabulDiary:After Afghanistan and Climate Adaptation. @AnatolLieven @QuincyInst GLXXG

    Sep 03 2021

    Photo:  Climate:  Glacier Bay, Alaska, September, 2006.. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #KabulDiary:After Afghanistan and Climate Adaptation.   @AnatolLieven @QuincyInst GLXXG https://quincyinst.org/tag/climate-change/

  • 1646: #KabulDiary: Witnessing four times the fall of Kabul. @AnatolLieven QuicyInst GLXXG

    Sep 03 2021

    Photo: A view of Kabul as documented by Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) during civil war, which shows destruction caused by in-fighting of fundamentalist groups following the fall of the pro-Russian government of Dr. Najibullah in 1992. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #KabulDiary:  Witnessing four times the fall of Kabul.   @AnatolLieven QuicyInst GLXXG https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/15/the-fall-of-kabul-a-2...more

  • 1646: ECB Inflation Hawks take flight against the Fed Inflation Doves. @VerodeRugy @Mercatus

    Sep 03 2021

    Photo: Red-tailed hawk removing fur from a rodent before eating it. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow ECB Inflation Hawks take flight against the Fed Inflation Doves. @VerodeRugy @Mercatus https://www.reuters.com/world/china/euro-near-1-mth-peak-versus-dollar-supported-by-inflation-shock-ecb-hawks-2021-09-02/ Hawks are policymakers and advisors who favor higher interest rates to keep inflation in check. The opposite of a hawk is a dove, who prefe...more

  • 1646: John Kerry's Mission to Tianjin: China builds one coal-fired electricity plant per week & What is to be done? Vijay Vaitheeswaran @TheEconomist

    Sep 03 2021

    Photo: Coal mine in Chinese-occupied Mongolia.  Predominantly lignite. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow John Kerry's Mission to Tianjin: China builds one coal-fired electricity plant per week & What is to be done? Vijay Vaitheeswaran @TheEconomist https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/us-envoy-kerry-china-crucial-handling-climate-crisis-79783804 China obtains roughly 60% of its power from coal and is opening more coal-fired power plants, while also...more

  • 1646: How does the IMF reward the brute Ortega and the deadbeat Argentina; & What is to be done? @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion

    Sep 03 2021

    Photo: The IMF was founded in 1944 at the Mt Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.   Here; the hotel c 1910.    CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow How does the IMF reward the brute Ortega and the deadbeat Argentina; & What is to be done? @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/dollars-latin-america-imf-special-drawing-rights-dictators-ortega-bukele-yellen-11630271758

  • 1648: FBI tracks the rising anti-semitism. Malcolm Hoenlein, @Conf_of_Pres.Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

    Sep 03 2021

    Photo:  aricature of the anti-semitic policies of the Grand Union Hotel in Saratoga, N.Y.   Lithograph by Joseph Keppler.  Illus. in: Puck, vol. 1,  1877 June 27. FBI tracks the rising anti-semitism. Malcolm Hoenlein, @Conf_of_Pres.Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 https://www.jewishpress.com/news/us-news/fbi-report-reinforces-trend-that-american-jews-are-top-target-for-hate-crimes/2021/09/01/

  • 1648: Azerbaijan, emerging bridge among Central Asian nations. Amb Khazar Ibrahim, @hazar_khazar; and Malcolm Hoenlein, @Conf_of_Pres

    Sep 03 2021

    Photo: Azeri "Hounds and Jackals" game box, hounds and jackals, Reniseneb Azerbaijan, emerging bridge among Central Asian nations Amb Khazar Ibrahim, @hazar_khazar; and Malcolm Hoenlein, @Conf_of_Pres ●           https://caspiannews.com/news-detail/azerbaijani-peacekeepers-remain-in-kabul-international-airport-to-ensure-its-security-2021-8-17-0/ ●           https://jamestown.org/program/azerbaijan-afghanistan-and-turkmenistan-sign-trilateral-roadmap-for-cooperation-on-eurasian-connectivity/ ...more

  • 1647: Polling Palestinian Anger and Despair. Itamar Marcus, @ItamarPM; and Malcolm Hoenlein, @Conf_of_Pres

    Sep 03 2021

    Photo:  Photograph of Palestinian woman, early 1900s. Polling Palestinian Anger and Despair.  Itamar Marcus, @ItamarPM; and Malcolm Hoenlein, @Conf_of_Pres https://www.awrad.org/files/server/polls/AWRAD%20-%20Public%20opinion%20poll%20among%20Palestinians%20in%20the%20West%20Bank%202021.pdf

  • 1647: Russian Foreign Policy and the Price of America's Absence. Anna Borshchevskaya, @annaborsh. Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. @Conf_of_Pres

    Sep 03 2021

    Photo:  The Russian MID (Ministry Foreign Affairs) building in Moscow. Russian Foreign Policy and the Price of America's Absence.  Anna Borshchevskaya, @annaborsh.   Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.  @Conf_of_Pres · https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/08/how-russia-stands-to-gain-thanks-to-bidens-afghanistan-disaster/ · https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/russia-middle-east-source-stability-or-pot-stirrer · https://www.spg...more

  • 1646: The Red Tory moves ahead of Trudeau. @ConradMBlack

    Sep 03 2021

    Photo: Canada:  Head Tax Receipt The Red Tory moves ahead of Trudeau.  @ConradMBlack https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/09/02/opinion/erin-otoole-polling-surge-signal-return-red-toryism Conrad Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, KSG; British former newspaper publisher; prolific author,  @ConradMBlack A Red Tory is an adherent of a centre-right or paternalistic-conservative political philosophy derived from the Tory tradition, most predominantly in Canada but also in the United Kingd...more

  • 1646: #TheScalaReport: Not back to business, office, travel, supply chain, employment, after Labor Day. #ScalaReport. Chris Riegel @Scala CEO, @STRATACACHE, #TheScalaReport

    Sep 03 2021

    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. 1910 Observation car on a deluxe overland limited train CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #TheScalaReport: Not back to business, office, travel, supply chain, employment, after Labor Day.  #ScalaReport.  Chris Riegel @Scala CEO,  @STRATACACHE, #TheScalaReport .https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/new-survey-reveals-devastation-business-travel

  • 1646: Meet the New Hardliner FM Iran. Behnam Ben Taleblu @FDD

    Sep 03 2021

    Photo:  Contemporary portrait of Karim Khan Zand, the founder of the Zand Persian dynasty (1751). Meet the New Hardliner FM Iran.  Behnam Ben Taleblu @FDD https://www.wsj.com/articles/irans-parliament-confirms-conservative-as-top-diplomat-11629906834 https://iranintl.com/en/world/iranian-fm’s-first-international-appearance-marked-blunders Behnam Ben Taleblu, @FDD, research Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, focussed on Iranian security and political issues.

  • 1646: Iran and the Taliban. Behnam Ben Taleblu @FDD

    Sep 03 2021

    Photo:  MRAP, Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Iran and the Taliban.  Behnam Ben Taleblu @FDD US MRAPS now in Iran https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/world/taliban-may-form-government-after-friday-prayers-hibatullah-akhundzada-to-be-supreme-leader/ar-AAO24A5 Behnam Ben Taleblu, @FDD, research Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, focussed on Iranian security and political issues.

  • 1645: The Left Behind. @JoshRogin @WashingtonPost GLXXG

    Sep 02 2021

    Photo: UK coalition forces, Turkish coalition forces, and U.S. Marines assist a child during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 20. U.S. service members are assisting the Department of State with a non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) in Afghanistan.. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The Left Behind. @JoshRogin @WashingtonPost GLXXG https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/31/us-government-left-i...more

  • 1645: US and Israel R&D together, at long last. Bradley Bowman, @FDD @Brad_L_Bowman GLXXG

    Sep 02 2021

    Photo: The Israel Innovation Authority previously known as the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) (לשכת המדען הראשי‎) of Israel's Ministry of Economy is the support arm of the Israeli government, charged with fostering the development of industrial R&D within the State of Israel.. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow US and Israel R&D together, at long last. Bradley Bowman, @FDD @Brad_L_Bowman GLXXG https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/08/31/bipa...more

  • 1645: More cracks in the Russian part of the ISS. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Sep 02 2021

    Photo: The Great Crevice in New York State. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow More cracks in the Russian part of the ISS.  Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/new-cracks-discovered-on-a-different-russian-iss-module/

  • 1645: The first 100 Days of Zhurong. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Sep 02 2021

    Photo: Zhurong is a Mars rover that is China's first rover to land on another planet. It is part of the Tianwen-1 mission to Mars conducted by the China National Space Administration. The spacecraft was launched on 23 July 2020 and inserted into Martian orbit on 10 February 2021 According to the philosophical texts of Mo-tzu and his followers, Zhurong is a god of fire and of the south. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The first 100 Days of Zhurong. ...more

  • 1645: Erdogan (member of NATO) takes the Kabul stage; & What is to be done? @AykanErdemir @FDD

    Sep 02 2021

    Photo: Turkish dress CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Erdogan (member of NATO) takes the Kabul stage & What is to be done? @AykanErdemir @FDD https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/29/erdogan-turkey-diplomatic-embassy-kabul-afghanistan

  • 1645: In Vladivostok, Putin reflects on the American defeat in Afghanistan. @Felix_Light @CBSNews Moscow

    Sep 02 2021

    Photo:  Vladivostok—glorious city of seven hills but, unlike Rome, with small fjords running around them.  Home of Far Eastern University, and of a sophisticated, independent-minded populace. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow In Vladivostok, Putin reflects on the American defeat in Afghanistan.  @Felix_Light  @CBSNews Moscow https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/09/01/putin-says-us-presence-in-afghanistan-ended-in-tragedies-a74947

  • 1646: India on alert for China in Afghanistan. @CleoPaskal ; @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill Cleo Paskal, non-resident senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

    Sep 02 2021

    Photo: Chinese army maneuvers of the last century India on alert for China in Afghanistan. @CleoPaskal ;  @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill Cleo Paskal, non-resident senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/31/india-holds-first-formal-meeting-with-taliban-in-qatar Cleo Paskal, associate Fellow at Chatham House; Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Geopolitics, Manipal University, India;  adjunct professor of Global Change, Sch...more

  • 1645: Scotland goes Green with candlelight. @TheRealConstable Simon Constable HFN

    Sep 02 2021

    Photo: .Candlelight CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Scotland goes Green with candle light. @TheRealConstable Simon Constable  HFN https://news.sky.com/story/scotland-nicola-sturgeon-says-snps-deal-with-greens-makes-case-for-independence-referendum-undeniable-12395940

  • 1645: Afghanistan is the Saudi Arabia of lithium. @TheRealConstable Simon Constable. @Forbes HFN

    Sep 02 2021

    Photo:  CR2032 lithium button cell battery with a Japanese inscription. Lithium, atomic number 3, is an element of many uses. It's used in the manufacture of aircraft and in certain batteries. It's also used in mental health: Lithium carbonate is a common treatment of bipolar disorder, helping to stabilize wild mood swings caused by the illness. China has the world's sixth-largest known reserves of lithium ore, but due to the limits of domestic technology, the proportion of brine and ore direc...more

  • 1645: PRC threatens passage in the South China Sea. James Holmes, first holder of the Wylie Chair of Maritime Strategy at the Naval War College and blogger at The Naval Diplomat. @NavalWarCollege. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    Sep 02 2021

    Photo: Chinese gunboat, Upper Yang-tze.    Photograph by John Thomson. Nineteenth Century. PRC threatens passage in the South China Sea.  James Holmes, first holder of the Wylie Chair of Maritime Strategy at the Naval War College and blogger at The Naval Diplomat.  @NavalWarCollege. https://navaldiplomat.com/).  @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill (https://navaldiplomat.com/).  @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.newsweek.com/china-strengthens-claims-over-di...more

  • 1644: Two-lane highway; small-town America. Salina Zito, CNN, New York Post; author, The Great Revolt. @SalenaZito

    Sep 02 2021

    Photo: Along the road.  West Virginia. Two-lane highway; small-town America.  Salina Zito, CNN, New York Post; author, The Great Revolt. @SalenaZito https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/the-restorative-power-of-the-american-people

  • 1644: Two-lane highway; small-town America. Salina Zito, CNN, New York Post; author, The Great Revolt. @SalenaZito

    Sep 02 2021

    Photo: Two-lane highway; small-town America.  Salina Zito, CNN, New York Post; author, The Great Revolt. @SalenaZito https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/the-restorative-power-of-the-american-people

  • 1644: Summer camp is back. Salina Zito, CNN, New York Post; author, The Great Revolt. @SalenaZito

    Sep 02 2021

    Photo:  Summer camp Summer camp is back.  Salina Zito, CNN, New York Post; author, The Great Revolt. @SalenaZito https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/summer-camps-great-awakening

  • 1644: DoD seeks mil-to-mil hotline to the PLA. Rick Fisher @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill Rick Fisher, senior Fellow of the International Assessment and Strategy Center .

    Sep 02 2021

    Photo: Military comms:  Ottoman Empire:  Three members of the 8th Australian Light Horse Regimental Signal Station, sit with their heliograph set up on the pier on the Sea of Galilee DoD seeks mil-to-mil  hotline to the PLA.  Rick Fisher @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill Rick Fisher, senior Fellow of the International Assessment and Strategy Center . https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/08/mistake-joe-biden-wants-to-talk-and-engage-with-china/

  • 1644: China's long slowdown. Alan Tonelson, independent economic policy analyst who blogs at RealityChek and tweets at @AlanTonelson. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

    Sep 02 2021

    Photo:  An economic downturn is a general slowdown in economic activity over a sustained period of time. Here:  China's real GDP growth by decade since 1960s, with estimated rate for 2020s.   China's long slowdown.  Alan Tonelson, independent economic policy analyst who blogs at RealityChek and tweets at @AlanTonelson.   @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.reuters.com/world/china/chinas-factory-activity-expands-slower-pace-august-official-pmi-2021-08-31/ Permissions:...more

  • 1643: Al Qaeda commands the Taliban to liberate Kashmir. Jeff McCausland, @mccauslJ @D6leadership, @USArmy; retired US Army Colonel & Dean of Academics at the US Army War College; @CBSradio natl security consultant

    Sep 02 2021

    Photo:  View of snow-capped peaks near Kashmir in India Al Qaeda commands the Taliban to liberate Kashmir.  Jeff McCausland, @mccauslJ  @D6leadership, @USArmy; retired US Army Colonel & Dean of Academics at the US Army War College; @CBSradio natl security consultant https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/taliban-affiliate-al-qaeda-calls-for-liberation-of-kashmir-as-part-of-global-jihad-101630507902807.html

  • 1643: Pakistan sees India manipulating Afghanistan. Jeff McCausland, @mccauslJ @D6leadership, @USArmy; retired US Army Colonel & Dean of Academics at the US Army War College; @CBSradio natl security consultant

    Sep 02 2021

    Photo:  Border between British India and Afghanistan in 1934 Pakistan sees India manipulating Afghanistan.  Jeff McCausland, @mccauslj  @D6leadership, @USArmy; retired US Army Colonel & Dean of Academics at the US Army War College; @CBSradio natl security consultant https://www.npr.org/2021/08/27/1031613191/india-taliban-afghanistan-us-exit-china-power

  • 1642: 2/2: After Afghanistan: What of the Great Power alliances: NATO? Quad? Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN

    Sep 01 2021

    Photo: American, Indian, and Japanese ships participating in Malabar 2019            Ships from the Indian navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the United States Navy participate in Malabar 2020.  Official U.S. Navy Imagery.            ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 17, 2020) Ships from the Royal Australian Navy, Indian navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, and the United States Navy participate in Malabar 2020. Malabar 2020 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises that has grown in scope ...more

  • 1642: 1/2: After Afghanistan: What of the Great Power alliances US-UK; CANZUK; SCO; CIS? Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN

    Sep 01 2021

    Photo:  A doorway for a great power - harbor at Port Arthur. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 1/2: After Afghanistan: What of the Great Power alliances US-UK; CANZUK; SCO; CIS? Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs HFN https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/08/31/joe-biden-us-no-longer-worlds-policeman/

  • 1642: 2/2: Lives of cells: Why do humans and orcas live to post-fertile old age? Oliver Morton @TheEconomist GLXXG

    Sep 01 2021

    Photo: Old age. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 2/2: Lives of cells: Why do humans and Orcas live to post-fertile old age?  Oliver Morton @TheEconomist GLXXG https://www.economist.com/schools-brief/2021/08/21/making-your-way-in-the-world?frsc=dg%7Ce

  • 1642: 1/2: Lives of cells: Why do humans and orcas live to post-fertile old age? Oliver Morton @TheEconomist GLXXG

    Sep 01 2021

    Photo: Captured killer whale lying on the shore. One of the pictures from the expedition to Greenland in the period July 1888 to May 1889. Fridtjof Nansen together with 5 other Norwegian participants crossed Greenland in the course of a 42-day skiing trip from the east to the west coast. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 1/2: Lives of cells: Why do humans and orcas live to post-fertile old age?  Oliver Morton @TheEconomist GLXXG https://www.economi...more

  • 1642: #LondonCalling. Extinction Rebellion on the London Bridge. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion GLXXG

    Sep 01 2021

    Photo: London Bridge & the Monument. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #LondonCalling.  Extinction Rebellion on the London Bridge. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion GLXXG https://news.yahoo.com/extinction-rebellion-protesters-block-major-203336132.html

  • 1642: #LondonCalling. Does a Strong Dollar Equal Strong America? @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion HFN

    Sep 01 2021

    Photo: One dollar.  CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #LondonCalling.  Does a Strong Dollar equal Strong America?  @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion HFN https://www.wsj.com/articles/dollar-fed-chair-jerome-powell-jackson-hole-inflation-federal-reserve-emerging-markets-11630012468

  • 1642: #LondonCalling. Boris Johnson's Leaving of Kabul; US leaving Kabul. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion HFN

    Sep 01 2021

    Photo: The Battle of Maiwand on 27 July 1880 was one of the principal battles of the Second Anglo-Afghan War. Under the leadership of Ayub Khan, the Afghans defeated a much smaller force consisting of two brigades of British and Indian troops under Brigadier-General George Burrows; albeit at a high price: between 2,050 and 2,750 Afghan Pashtun warriors were killed, and probably about 1,500 wounded British and Indian forces suffered 969 soldiers killed and 177 wounded.. CBS Eyes on the World wi...more

  • 1642: #LondonCalling. America closes to Europe, but Europe opens to America @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion GLXXG

    Sep 01 2021

    Photo: A rural border crossing. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #LondonCalling.   America closes to Europe, but Europe opens to America  @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion GLXXG https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/covid-travel-news-live-us-uk-europe-holidays-airports-tests/

  • 1641: 2/2. #StateThinking: Islamabad Delhi Beijing and Moscow after the US departure. @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.

    Sep 01 2021

    Photo:  Mosque in Lucknow 2/2. #StateThinking:  Islamabad Delhi Beijing and Moscow after the US departure.   @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/fleeing-the-taliban-over-land-into-pakistan/ar-AANUKER

  • 1641: 1/2. #StateThinking: Escape to Doha. @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.

    Sep 01 2021

    Photo:  Map of Ancient Arabia - 1720 1/2. #StateThinking: Escape to Doha. #StateThinking: @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/30/us/politics/blinken-us-evacuation-taliban-afghanistan.html

  • 1641: Macron, the new DeGaulle. Sophie Pedder @TheEconomist

    Sep 01 2021

    Photo:  The Armistice Day Centennial Commemoration Luncheon Macron, the new DeGaulle.  Sophie Pedder @TheEconomist https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/emmanuel-macrons-grand-plan-to-be-the-next-charles-de-gaulle-jvtdrxtt3

  • 1641: Europe Ecologie — Les Verts! (The Greens!). Sophie Pedder @TheEconomist

    Sep 01 2021

    Photo:  Exactement: Europe Ecologie — Les Verts! (The Greens!). Europe Ecologie — Les Verts! (The Greens!).    Sophie Pedder @TheEconomist https://www.economist.com/europe/2021/08/28/frances-greens-prepare-to-pick-a-standard-bearer?frsc=dg%7Ce

  • 1641: The long, long failure of New York City jails. Harry Siegel, @harrysiegel Daily News and The Daily Beast.

    Sep 01 2021

    Photo;  LUDLOW-STREET JAIL, LUDLOW AND ESSEX STREETS   The long, long failure of New York City jails.  Harry Siegel, @harrysiegel  Daily News and The Daily Beast. https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-where-decency-went-to-die-20210828-7xpt27a7sre5biif7b4eqbt73i-story.html?utm_source=siegeltown&utm_medium=email

  • 1641: After Afghanistan for Moscow and Beijing. John Bolton @AmbJohnBolton

    Sep 01 2021

    Photo: Afghan coat of arms of yesteryear After Afghanistan for Moscow and Beijing.   John Bolton @AmbJohnBolton https://www.wsj.com/articles/russia-china-biden-iran-retreat-afghanistan-withdrawal-jihadist-taiwan-jcpoa-nuclear-11630336971?st=c8dajml60y6645t&reflink=article_gmail_share

  • 1641: Saigon again. Liz Peek @TheHill

    Sep 01 2021

    Photo:  A member of the CIA helps evacuees up a ladder onto an Air America helicopter on the roof of 22 Gia Long Street April 29, 1975, shortly before Saigon fell to advancing North Vietnamese troops.   Saigon again. Liz Peek @TheHill  https://www.wfla.com/news/washington-dc/saigon-all-over-again-biden-criticized-as-taliban-retakes-power/

  • 1641: White House raises inflation estimate 100%. Liz Peek @TheHill

    Sep 01 2021

    Photo:  Financial debacle. White House raises inflation estimate 100%.   Liz Peek @TheHill  https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/jobs-are-jerome-powells-number-one-job/2021/08/30/9289ea6c-099f-11ec-a7c8-61bb7b3bf628_story.html

  • 1640: #KabulDiary: Al Qaeda and Afghanistan. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal HFN

    Aug 31 2021

    Photo: Taliban and al Qaeda, closely allied. Screen grab. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #KabulDiary:  Al Qaeda and Afghanistan.  @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal HFN https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/08/osama-bin-ladens-security-chief-triumphantly-returns-to-hometown-in-afghanistan.php

  • 1640: #KabulDiary: The airport attackers and the Taliban. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal HFN

    Aug 31 2021

    Photo: Afghan postage stamp depicting the airport (1968). CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #KabulDiary:  The airport attackers and the Taliban.  @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal HFN https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/08/islamic-state-claims-credit-for-suicide-bombing-in-kabul.php

  • 1640: #KabulDiary: Why not Bagram? @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal GLXXG

    Aug 31 2021

    Photo: Soviet fighter jets at Bagram, 1980. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #KabulDiary:   Why not Bagram? @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal GLXXG https://www.longwarjournal.org Permissions: — Спасибо — Operator | Russia (USSR) - Air Forces  Русский: Россия (СССР) - ВВС Date |  1980         Source | http://russianplanes.net/images/to47000/046692.jpgGallery page http://russianplanes.net/f%21b%21t%21a%21c%21d%21l20%21g%21m786%21s0%21u%21r%...more

  • 1640: #KabulDiary: Pakistan and Iran and the Taliban and Al Qaeda. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

    Aug 31 2021

    Photo:  Jundallah (lit.'Soldiers of God'), also known as the People's Resistance Movement of Iran (PRMI), is a Sunni militant organization based in Sistan and Baluchestan, a province in southeast Iran, that claims to be fighting for the "equal rights of Sunni Muslims in Iran" and is said to be affiliated with al Qaeda.. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #KabulDiary:   Pakistan and Iran and the Taliban and Al Qaeda. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWa...more

  • 1640: #NewWorldReport: The dramatic Bolsonaro of Brazil. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc

    Aug 31 2021

    Photo: Student demonstration against the Military Dictatorship .Manifestação estudantil contra a Ditadura Militar 7 CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NewWorldReport:  The dramatic Bolsonaro of Brazil.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org https://nypost.com/2021/08/29/brazil-president-jair-bolsonaro/

  • 1640: #NewWorldReport: AMLO raffles El Chapo's house. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc

    Aug 31 2021

    Photo:  A room in El Chapo's house . CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NewWorldReport:  AMLO raffles El Chapo's house.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org HFN https://en.mercopress.com/2021/07/06/mexico-to-raffle-assets-belonging-to-drug-lord-el-chapo-guzman

  • 1640: #NewWorldReport: Central America's strongmen Ortega, Bukele, Hernandez. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc

    Aug 31 2021

    Photo: Caudillos of long ago; here: Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia, Paraguay. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NewWorldReport:  Central America's strongmen Ortega, Bukele, Hernandez.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org HFN https://www.economist.com/the-americas/democracy-is-quickly-eroding-in-central-america/21803907

  • 1640: #NewWorldReport: Colombia campaigning. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc

    Aug 31 2021

    Photo: .El Tiempo de Colombia CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NewWorldReport:   Colombia campaigning.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org GLXXG https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/30/world/americas/colombia-president-duque.html

  • 1641: The difference between Brown Dwarfs and Red Dwarfs. Ken Croswell, Science News

    Aug 31 2021

    Photo: Red Dwarf planet The difference between Brown Dwarfs and Red Dwarfs. Ken Croswell, Science News Science News:  https://www.sciencenews.org/article/stars-cool-surface-temperature-failure-lasting-success