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The John Batchelor Show

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

Episodes

  • 1/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; by Andrea Wulf

    Oct 20 2019

    Image:  Frederic Edwin Church, The Heart of the Andes (1859). Church was the most famous landscape painter in the U.S. in the nineteenth century. His paintings of Andean volcanoes that Humboldt climbed helped make Church's reputation. His 5 foot by 10 foot painting entitled The Heart of the Andes "caused a sensation" when it was completed. Church had hoped to ship the painting to Berlin to show the painting to Humboldt, but Humboldt died a few days after Church's letter was written.  Public doma...more

  • 2/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; by Andrea Wulf

    Oct 20 2019

    Image:  Humboldt's depiction of an Andean condor, an example of his detailed drawing. Public domain. . The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World;  Andrea Wulf (Author), David Drummond (Narrator), & 1 more. Audible Audiobook – Unabridgedhttps://www.amazon.com/Invention-Nature-Alexander-Humboldts-World/dp/B016V5CSGQ/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1571533974&sr=1-1Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his ...more

  • 3/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; by Andrea Wulf

    Oct 20 2019

    Image:  Dresden Codex, later identified as a Maya manuscript, published in part by Humboldt in 1810.  Public domain.. The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World;  Andrea Wulf (Author), David Drummond (Narrator), & 1 more. Audible Audiobook – Unabridgedhttps://www.amazon.com/Invention-Nature-Alexander-Humboldts-World/dp/B016V5CSGQ/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1571533974&sr=1-1Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous sc...more

  • 4/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; by Andrea Wulf

    Oct 20 2019

    Image:  Humboldt and his fellow scientist Aimé Bonpland near the foot of the Chimborazo volcano, painting by Friedrich Georg Weitsch (1810).  Public domain.. The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World;  Andrea Wulf (Author), David Drummond (Narrator), & 1 more. Audible Audiobook – Unabridgedhttps://www.amazon.com/Invention-Nature-Alexander-Humboldts-World/dp/B016V5CSGQ/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1571533974&sr=1-1Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an ...more

  • 5/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; by Andrea Wulf

    Oct 20 2019

    Image:  Humboldt botanical drawing published in his work on Cuba. Public domain.. The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World;  Andrea Wulf (Author), David Drummond (Narrator), & 1 more. Audible Audiobook – Unabridgedhttps://www.amazon.com/Invention-Nature-Alexander-Humboldts-World/dp/B016V5CSGQ/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1571533974&sr=1-1Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His restless lif...more

  • 6/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; by Andrea Wulf

    Oct 20 2019

    Image:  Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland were in the Amazon rainforest by the Casiquiare River, with their scientific instruments, which enabled them to take many types of accurate measurements throughout their five-year journey. Oil painting by Eduard Ender, 1856. Public domain.. The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World;  Andrea Wulf (Author), David Drummond (Narrator), & 1 more. Audible Audiobook – Unabridged https://www.amazon.com/Invention-Nature-Alexander-Humboldts-World/dp...more

  • 7/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; by Andrea Wulf

    Oct 20 2019

    Image:  Schiller, Wilhelm, and Alexander von Humboldt with Goethe in Jena, c. 1797. Public domain. . The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World;  Andrea Wulf (Author), David Drummond (Narrator), & 1 more. Audible Audiobook – Unabridged https://www.amazon.com/Invention-Nature-Alexander-Humboldts-World/dp/B016V5CSGQ/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1571533974&sr=1-1Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his a...more

  • 8/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; by Andrea Wulf

    Oct 20 2019

    Image:  Alexander von Humboldt, painting by Joseph Stieler, 1843.  Public domain.. The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World;  Andrea Wulf (Author), David Drummond (Narrator), & 1 more. Audible Audiobook – Unabridgedhttps://www.amazon.com/Invention-Nature-Alexander-Humboldts-World/dp/B016V5CSGQ/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1571533974&sr=1-1Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His restless li...more

  • Best of Berkowitz: "The fact that we lost to Trump tells us something about us, about the Left." 1 of 2: @BerkowitzPeter @HooverInst

    Oct 20 2019

    Photo: nglish: The Observatory and Esther Baker Physics Building, Syracuse University - 1920Date | 1920Source | Post Card from Onondaga County Public Library collectionAuthor | The Syracuse News Co. | This media file is in the public domain in the United States. This applies to U.S. works where the copyright has expired, often because its first publication occurred prior to January 1, 1924, and i http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowBe...more

  • Best of Berkowitz: "The fact that we lost to Trump tells us something about us, about the Left." 2 of 2: @BerkowitzPeter @HooverInst

    Oct 20 2019

    Photo: Drawing of the exterior front of the Elizabethan Club, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1920.Date | 1920Source | Yale University Manuscripts and Archives Digital Images Database [1]Author | Theodore Diedrickson | This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or fewer. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowBest of Berkowit...more

  • Full-length Conversation: Assad or We Burn the Country: How One Family's Lust for Power Destroyed Syria Hardcover – May 28, 2019. by Sam Dagher (Author)

    Oct 19 2019

    Photo: President Hafez al-Asad with his family in the early 1970s. From left to right: Bashar, Maher, Mrs Anisa Makhlouf (then the new First Lady of Syria), Majd, Bushra, and Basil (not in the frame).Date | early 1970sSource | http://www.syrianhistory.com/content/president-hafez-al-asad-his-family-early-1970sAuthor | Unknown | This work was created in Syria and is now in the public domain http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Full-leng...more

  • Comet Borisov entered the Solar System from the direction of Cassiopeia near the border with Perseus, and originates from the galactic plane. Dr Karen Meech, Institute for Astronomy, Honolulu, & Dr David Livingston, The Space Show

    Oct 19 2019

    Image:  A comparison of two interstellar objects passing through our solar system, including Comet Borisov (yellow line)..Hotel Mars, episode n, with Dr Karen Meech, Institute for Astronomy, Honolulu, and Dr David Livingston, The Space Show.  They discuss interstellar visitors.   ‘Omuamua, a cigar-shaped asteroid, and Comet Borisov.           2I/Borisov, originally designated C/2019 Q4 (Borisov), is the first observed interstellar comet and the second observed interstellar interloper after ʻOumu...more

  • 1/2 ʻOumuamua, the first known interstellar object detected passing through the Solar System, with Dr Karen Meech & Dr David Livingston

    Oct 19 2019

    Image:  Artist's impression of ʻOumuamua, the first known interstellar object detected passing through the Solar System. Permissions*: see below..Hotel Mars, episode n, with Dr Karen Meech, Institute for Astronomy, Honolulu, and Dr David Livingston, The Space Show.  They discuss interstellar visitors.   ‘Omuamua, a cigar-shaped asteroid, and Comet Borisov.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ʻOumuamua.*Permissions:   Author, Original - ESO/M. Kornmesser Derivative: nagualdesign.   I, the copyright h...more

  • A national impeachment puzzle: fair? due process? with John Yoo. @HooverInst

    Oct 19 2019

    Image:  Donald Trump with Pelosi in January 2017.  Public domain. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos  . https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/nancy-pelosi-doesnt-have-to-make-impeachment-fair-but-it-still-should-be/2019/10/13/b09ce182-ec44-11e9-85c0-85a098e47b37_story.html?utm_source=Hoover+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=7e1f0a2bab-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_14_05_25&utm_medium=email The House Doesn't Have to Be 'Fair' in Its Probe, but It Should Give Trump Due Process.   ...more

  • AG Bill Barr at Notre Dame on Tocqueville’s “soft despotism” of government dependency, with @WJMcGurn @WSJOpinion

    Oct 19 2019

    Image:   The Basilica of the Sacred Heart, which is located in the center of the University of Notre Dame's campus.  Permissions*: see below.https://www.wsj.com/articles/bill-barr-gets-religion-11571094063Bill Barr ‘Gets’ ReligionThe attorney general gives a speech on secularism, and the left goes bananas.For Notre Dame fans, this football weekend was a twofer. Not only did the Irish beat a longtime rival, the University of Southern California, on Saturday, the campus was treated to a sight it h...more

  • House Democrats cancel the Trump Moon-landing. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Oct 19 2019

    Photo: Crater photographed by Apollo 11 crew near landing site 20/07/1969collectionsIn CollectionsApollo 11The first spaceflight that landed humans on the MooncreateSourceNASAlinkLinkhttps://images.nasa.gov/copyrightCopyright infoPublic Domain Dedication (CC0) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowHouse Democrats cancel the Trump Moon-landing. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.comhttps://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-informati...more

  • Stratolaunch saved by Anonymous Ruptured Goose Fan. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Oct 19 2019

    Photo: H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose" image http://www.alaska.faa.gov/fai/afss/AcftPhoto-List.htmhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/49487266@N07/7881222436 Permission details This image or file is a work of a Federal Aviation Administration employee, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain in the United States.View more Public Domainview terms File:H-4 Hercules 2.jpg Created: 2012-08-24 12:14:28 http://JohnBa...more

  • 500 climate scholars unuseful to 1 climate scholar named Michael Mann. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Oct 19 2019

    Photo: UnknownTitle | Polar bear (Ursus maritimus), Zoo, Lincoln Park, Chicago.Date | Created: 1911?.Coverage: 1865?-1900?. Source Imprint: 1865?-1900?.Digital item published 6-15-2005; updated 2-12-2009.Medium | albumen printStephen A. Schwarzman Building / Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and PhotographsAccession number | Catalog Call Number: MFY Dennis Coll 90-F174Record ID: 653380Digital ID: G90F174_014FNotes | Item/Page/Plate: 14Source | Original sou...more

  • The cave colonies of Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Oct 19 2019

    Photo:Possibly Connected Lava Tube Skylight Pair in Tharsis Region USAGE POLICYAll of the images produced by HiRISE and accessible on this site are within the public domain: there are no restrictions on their usage by anyone in the public, including news or science organizations. We do ask for a credit line where possible: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona POSTSCRIPT NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., manages the Mars Reconnai...more

  • Long-expected visitors from another star system: 1 of 2: Comets Oumuamua & Borisov. Karen Meech, University of Hawaii. David Livingston, Spaceshow.com

    Oct 19 2019

    Photo: 1I/ʻOumuamua, imaged with the 4.2 meter William Herschel Telescope in the Canary Islands on 28 October 2017, is seen as a stationary light source in the centre of the image. Background stars appear streaked because the telescope is tracking the rapidly moving asteroid.Original: NASA; Alan Fitzsimmons (ARC, Queen's University Belfast), Isaac Newton Group Derivative: nagualdesign - https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap171103.html Public Domain File:A2017U1 5gsmoothWHT enhanced.jpg Created: 27 Octo...more

  • Long-expected visitors from another star system: 2 of 2: Comets Oumuamua & Borisov. Karen Meech, University of Hawaii. David Livingston, Spaceshow.com

    Oct 19 2019

    Photo: Banner image: Hubble photographed comet 2I/Borisov at a distance of 260 million miles from Earth. This Hubble image, taken on Oct. 12, 2019, is the sharpest view to date of the comet. Hubble reveals a central concentration of dust around the nucleus (which is too small to be seen by Hubble). The comet is falling toward the Sun and will make its closest approach on Dec. 7, 2019, when it will be twice as far from the Sun as Earth. The comet is following a hyperbolic path around the Sun and ...more

  • Seal Team Nagorno-Karabakh and America's only ally in the Caspian Sea Basin. @ProfBShaffer @Georgetown #Azerbaijan #Armenia #Nagorno-Karabakh

    Oct 19 2019

    Photo:  030806-F-7823A-006.Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev. (Aug. 6, 2003) -- U.S. Navy SEAL (Sea, Air and Land) Team members secure a landing zone as part of a downed pilot scenario during Desert Rescue XI at Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon, Nev. The exercise simulates the rescue of downed aircrew behind enemy lines enabling other aircrews to perform Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) related missions as well as experiment with new techniques in realistic scenarios. Desert Rescue XI is a joint servic...more

  • #TheScalaReport: WeWork failure and the unintended consequences of bulge-bracket banks promoting exaggerated IPOs. Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com #ScalaAPS @STRATACACHE

    Oct 19 2019

    Photo: Huge crowds surround the All Night And Day Bank on the corner of Spring Street and Sixth Street, April, 1910Photograph (streetscape) of huge crowds surrounding the All Night And Day Bank on the corner of Spring Street and Sixth Street, April, 1910. Throngs of people are bunched up in front of the bank overflowing down the sidewalks, into the streets, and on sidewalks across the streets. Vehicle traffic such as horse-drawn carriages, early-model cars and bicyclists manage to whittle their ...more

  • Mulvaney is a head-scratcher. @SebGorka #AmericaFirst

    Oct 18 2019

    Photo: Overseas Guests by Nicholas Roerich, 1899 Nicholas Roerich - Myseum by name of Nicolas Roerich the last upload: Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow Nicholas Roerich "Guests from Overseas". From the series "Beginnings of Russia. The Slavs." 1901 Public Domain File:Nicholas Roerich, Guests from Overseas.jpg Created: 1901date QS:P571,+1901-00-00T00:00:00Z/9 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowMulvaney is a head-scratcher.  @SebGorka #Amer...more

  • Blameful Europe blames Trump for Syria. @SebGorka

    Oct 18 2019

    Photo: Turkey in Asia and the Caucasian Provinces of RussiaDescription | العربية: خريطة جميلة لِإيالات الدولة العُثمانيَّة في آسيا وتظهر فيها المُقاطعات القوقازيَّة التي تُسيطر عليها روسيا. تعود هذه الخريطة لِلطبعة الأولى لِأطلس كولتون الصادر سنة 1855م. غطَّت الأراضي العُثمانيَّة المنطقة المُمتدة من القرم شمالًا إلى دلتا النيل جنوبًا، وغربًا وُصولًا إلى بحر إيجة، ثُمَّ شرقًا وُصولًا إلى بحر قزوين والخليج العربي.تشتملُ على البلاد التي كانت تُشكِّلُ جُزءًا من الدولة العُثمانيَّة واليوم تتفرَّع إلى...more

  • Trump Administration answers the failed Obamacare and the pipe dream of Medicare-for-All. @StephenMoore @Heritage

    Oct 18 2019

    Photo: A horse-drawn ambulance outside Bellevue Hospital in New York City, 1895Unknown - The Byron Collection / Museum of the City of New York / The New York Times, via The Times online store, here A horse-drawn ambulance outside Bellevue Hospital in New York City, 1895. Permission details Public DomainView more Public Domainview terms File:Bellevue Hospital Ambulance, New York Times, 1895.JPG Created: 31 December 1894 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedul...more

  • Warren's unexplainable confiscation and nationalization of private enterprise. @StephenMoore @Heritage

    Oct 18 2019

    Photo: Bacchus honoreert de wens van koning MidascreateSourceRijksmuseumlinkLinkhttp://europeana.eu/copyrightCopyright infoPublic Domain http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowWarren's unexplainable confiscation and nationalization of private enterprise. @StephenMoore @Heritagehttps://medium.com/@teamwarren/heres-how-we-can-break-up-big-tech-9ad9e0da324c

  • Mirabile dictu: BoJo seals a Brexit deal few thought he could. Juncker: “I’m happy about the deal.” —Dan Griswold

    Oct 18 2019

    Image:  A bilingual traffic sign in County Louth, in the Republic of Ireland, warning drivers travelling south across the border that metric speed limits are used in ROI, whereas the UK uses imperial units in driving. Kmh warning sign.  * Pemissions: see below..Dan Griswold, Mercatus, explains the peculiarities of Brexit. Boris Johnson (BoJo) got the EU to budge – a feat, in itself. Everyone wants an open border between Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland; under the current (last) proposal,...more

  • The notorious Ukrainian Burisma is Atlantic Council’s chief funder; merging financially with Schiff’s committee? Aaron Klein

    Oct 18 2019

    Image Burisma Holdings logo: Hunter Biden’s Board seat with substantial honoraria. And then — the Atlantic Council.  Aaron Klein..Aaron Klein, Breitbart & KleinOnline & Aaron Klein Investigative Radio describes in some detail the small circle of friends.  The oddities of the Schiff closed-door hearings.   On 25 July 2019, Pres Trump spoke with the president of Ukraine. Whistleblower complaint as of 12 Aug.  Then an Atlantic Council staffer, Thomas Eager, travelled to Ukraine. He now is a...more

  • Russian trolls prep for 2020. @DefTechPat @DefenseOne

    Oct 18 2019

    Photo: Still from the Soviet movie Devyatoe Yanvarya ("9th of January") (1925) showing a line of armed soldiers facing demonstrators at the approaches to the Winter Palace in St Petersburg View author information Public Domain File:BloodySunday1905.jpg Uploaded: 2005-04-18 15:40:14 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowRussian trolls prep for 2020. @DefTechPat @DefenseOnehttps://www.defenseone.com/technology/2019/10/senate-intel-committ...more

  • Manufacturing slowly adapts to the PRC downturn. @AlanTonelson @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    Oct 18 2019

    Photo: The assembly plant of the Bell Aircraft Corporation in 1944. Note parts of overhead crane at both sides of photo near top. Unknown - This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs divisionunder the digital ID fsa.8e02902. This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. See Commons:Licensing for more information. The assembly plant of the Bell Aircraft Corporation at Wheatfield, New...more

  • Hong Kong celebrates the US House Hong Kong Human Rights Act against Carrie Lam's governance. Mark Clifford, former editor South China Morning Post. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    Oct 18 2019

    Photo: Identifier: mysticflowerylan00halcuoft Title: The mystic flowery land; a personal narrative Year: 1896 (1890s) Authors:Halcombe, Charles J. H Subjects: China -- Description and travel Publisher: London Luzac Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto Digitizing Sponsor: MSN View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book...more

  • Unearthing Carter's Little Liver Pills in Erie Pennsylvania. @SalenaZito @WashingtonExaminer

    Oct 18 2019

    Photo: Advert for Carter's Little Liver PillsDescription | Advert for Carter's Little Liver Pills: A Positive Cure for Sick Headaches. Small card advertising Carter's Little Liver Pills, printed in black and red on white card. The front shows a black bird sitting on a branch of a tree with a red banner in its beak, the product's name in white letters. Beneath the bird is a lake scene with a castle, trees and mountains in the distance. The reverse explains that the pills cure "headache, biliousne...more

  • Elizabeth Warren's war on wealth. 1 of 2: @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

    Oct 18 2019

    Photo: Simon FloquetTitleApollo and King MidasDatecirca 1634 Mediumoil on  copperDimensionsHeight: 35.6 cm (14 ″); Width: 52.5 cm (20.6 ″) Source/PhotographerSotheby'sThis is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: | This work is in the public domain http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowElizabeth Warren's war on wealth...more

  • Elizabeth Warren's war on wealth. 2 of 2: @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

    Oct 18 2019

    Photo: Two satyrs leading Silenus to King Midas, who stands at left with two male attendants, a mule trails behind the satyrs1550 - 1579createSourceThe Metropolitan Museum of ArtlinkLinkhttp://www.metmuseum.org/copyrightCopyright infoPublic Domain Dedication (CC0) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowElizabeth Warren's war on wealth. 2 of 2: @RichardAEpstein @HooverInsthttps://www.hoover.org/research/elizabeth-warren-corporate-bully?utm...more

  • The out-of-date ethanol game. Bud Weinstein, Maguire Energy Institute

    Oct 18 2019

    Photo: Unknown or not providedRecord creator | Department of the Interior. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Aberdeen Area Office. Fort Berthold Agency. (1949)Title | A group in the 4-H cornfieldDescription | Scope and content: A farm agent, home economics teacher, and students.Date | 1941http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe out-of-date ethanol game. Bud Weinstein, Maguire Energy InstituteBernard L. Weinstein is associate director of the Ma...more

  • #TheScalaReport: Warren and Vestager condemn Big American Tech. Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com #ScalaAPS @STRATACACHE

    Oct 17 2019

    Photo: 1873: given to the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, by the Vereeniging van Voorstanders der Schoone Kunst, RotterdamExhibition history | Jan en Johan Hendrik Weissenbruch. Schilderijen, aquarellen, grafiek. Catalogus, Singer Museum, Laren, 11 December 1960–29 January 1961, cat.no. 58.Meesters van de Haagse School, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, 18 June 1965–15 August 1965, cat.no. 117.Meesters en molens. Van Rembrandt tot Mondriaan, Noordbrabants Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch, 27 Ja...more

  • Young Hong Kong rebukes the NBA and celebrates the USA. @Michael_Yon @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    Oct 17 2019

    Photo: The East India Company iron steam ship Nemesis, commanded by Lieutenant W. H. Hall, with boats from the Sulphur, Calliope, Larne and Starling, destroying the Chinese war junks in Anson's Bay, on 7 January 1841. An engagement in the First Opium War (1839-42), showing the ‘Nemesis’ (right background, in starboard broadside view) attacking a fleet of Chinese war junks in the middle ground. The war junk third from the left is shown being destroyed with splinters flying up into the air. Two ro...more

  • Engaging China fails, now containment. Arthur Waldron, University of Pennsylvania. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    Oct 17 2019

    Photo: Commissioner Lin Zexu, dubbed "Lin of Clear Skies" for his moral integrity.From a drawing by a native artist in the possession of Lady Strange - This file is from the Mechanical Curator collection, a set of over 1 million images scanned from out-of-copyright books and released to Flickr Commons by the British Library.  View image on Flickr   View all images from book   View catalogue entry for book.  Commissioner Lin Zexu Public Domain File:Commissioner Lin Zexu.jpg Created: Published 18...more

  • PRC State Security aspiration to steal everything. Brandon Weichert, the Weichert Report. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    Oct 17 2019

    Photo: Opium ships at Lintin, China, 1824 William John Huggins - Sotheby's Public Domain File:William John Huggins - The opium ships at Lintin, China, 1824.jpg Created: after 1824 date QS:P571,+1824-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1319,+1824-00-00T00:00:00Z/9 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowPRC State Security aspiration to steal everything. Brandon Weichert, the Weichert Report. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast https://www.chinalawblog.com/2019/0...more

  • Canada's elections feed the alligator of China. Charles Burton, Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    Oct 17 2019

    Photo: View of the European factories in Canton William Daniell - http://www.nmm.ac.uk/collections/explore/object.cfm?ID=ZBA1291 Canton City (Guangzhou) — with the Pearl River and the several of the Thirteen Factories of the Europeans. Public Domain File:View of Canton factories 2.jpg http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowCanada's elections feed the alligator of China. Charles Burton, Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad a...more

  • 1 /4 Assad or We Burn the Country: How One Family's Lust for Power Destroyed Syria, by Sam Dagher

    Oct 17 2019

    Image: Book cover..Assad or We Burn the Country by Sam Dagher review – scoop-filled history of Syria’s downfall The Wall Street Journal writer gives a compelling insider account of the deadly ambition of the Assads Ian Black   @ian_black  In the summer of 2012, news broke that Manaf Tlass, a general in Syria’s elite Republican Guard and a confidante of Bashar al-Assad, had defected and was en route to exile in France. Tlass was not just the tennis partner of the shy ophthalmologist who was presi...more

  • 2/4 Assad or We Burn the Country: How One Family's Lust for Power Destroyed Syria, by Sam Dagher

    Oct 17 2019

      Image:  Defense Companies shoulder sleeve insignia.  The Defense Companies (سرايا الدفاع‎; Saraya ad-Difa) were a paramilitary force in Syria that were commanded by Rifaat al-Assad. Their task was to defend the Assad government, and Damascus, from internal and external attack. Public domain. . Assad or We Burn the Country by Sam Dagher review – scoop-filled history of Syria’s downfall The Wall Street Journal writer gives a compelling insider account of the deadly ambition of the Assads Ian Bl...more

  • 3/4 Assad or We Burn the Country: How One Family's Lust for Power Destroyed Syria, by Sam Dagher

    Oct 17 2019

    Image:  The Khan Shaykhun chemical attack took place on 4 April 2017 on the town of Khan Shaykhun in the Idlib Governorate of Syria.  USS Ross firing a Tomahawk missile towards the Shayrat Airbase. Public domain.. Assad or We Burn the Country by Sam Dagher review – scoop-filled history of Syria’s downfall The Wall Street Journal writer gives a compelling insider account of the deadly ambition of the Assads Ian Black   @ian_black  In the summer of 2012, news broke that Manaf Tlass, a general in ...more

  • 4/4 Assad or We Burn the Country: How One Family's Lust for Power Destroyed Syria, by Sam Dagher

    Oct 17 2019

    Image:  Syrian security tries to quash dissent in Douma, but residents remain defiant, Jan. 14, 2012. Photo taken by VOA Middle East correspondent Elizabeth Arrott while traveling through Damascus with government escorts. Elizabeth Arrott - A View of Syria, Under Government Crackdown. VOA News photo gallery.  Pubic domain.. Assad or We Burn the Country by Sam Dagher review – scoop-filled history of Syria’s downfall The Wall Street Journal writer gives a compelling insider account of the deadly ...more

  • Roscosmos hero Cosmonaut Alexi Leonov. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Oct 17 2019

    Photo: Vostok "Sharik" TigerPaw2154 at English Wikipedia - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons by Liftarn using CommonsHelper. Soviet Vostok Spacecraft. I took this picture at a public display in the LBJ Library and Museum, Austin Texas. Public Domain File:Vostok.jpg Created: 28 August 2008 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowRoscosmos hero Cosmonaut Alexi Leonov. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.comhttps://behindtheblack.com/?s=leo...more

  • Engineering the troubled InSight on Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Oct 17 2019

    Photo: PIA17944: Curiosity's Color View of Martian Dune After Crossing It http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA17944This look back at a dune that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover drove across was taken by the rover's Mast Camera (Mastcam) during the 538th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Feb. 9, 2014). The rover had driven over the dune three days earlier. For scale, the distance between the parallel wheel tracks is about 9 feet (2.7 meters). The dune is about 3 feet (1 meter)...more

  • Joe Biden skips the fact that ISIS was born on his watch. @AaronKleinShow

    Oct 16 2019

    Image: Kayla Mueller was abducted by ISIS on 4 August 2103 while on a trip to Syria to provide humanitarian aid. In a speech in September 2014, United States President Barack Obama said that “ISIL” (a politically-charged appellation) was neither "Islamic" nor was it a "state."  Screengrab from motion picture..https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/10/15/us/politics/debate-live-analysis.html?src=livechatHomepagePromo&action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=HomepageAaron Klein, AaronKle...more

  • Frontrunner Warren is shaky in debate. @HooverWhalen @HooverInst

    Oct 16 2019

    Photo: Orchestra at square dance in McIntosh County, Oklahoma (LOC)Lee, Russell,, 1903-1986,, photographer. Orchestra at square dance in McIntosh County, Oklahoma [1939 or 1940]  1 slide : color. Notes:Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. Subjects:Square dancingMusiciansUnited States--Oklahoma--McIntosh County   Format: Slides--Color http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowFrontrunner War...more

  • Tales of the New Cold War: Democrats might be unaware of the New Cold War. Stephen F. Cohen @NYU @Princeton eastwestaccord.com.

    Oct 16 2019

    Photo: Urho Kekkonen on his 60th birthday. Nikita Khrushchev to his right.Suomi: Urho Kekkosen täyttäessä 60 vuotta Nikita Hruštšev (kesk.) halusi tulla onnittelemaan ystäväänsä Suomeen. Jatkot Tamminiemessä kestivät aamuviiteen.Date | Taken on 3 September 1960Source | HeSaAuthor | Helsingin Sanomat | This photograph is in the public domain in Finland, because either a period of 50 years has elapsed from the year of creation or the photograph was first published before 1966.  http://JohnBatche...more

  • ISIS prospers as US hastily leaves with no dividend. Patrick Tucker @DefTechPat @DefenseOne

    Oct 16 2019

    Image: Da-ish flag.  İslam Devleti bayrağı ile bir örgüt üyesi. Public domain..Patrick Tucker, DefenseOne technology editor, says it’s not clear where the [maybe one thousand] US troops pulled out of Syria will go, although about a thousand US troops will soon be sent to Saudi.  It’s the Kurds in Rojava who most substantially contributed to the defeat of ISIS.  The bug-out is considered a betrayal.  Further, the US loses a lot of intelligence sources; US  has not spoken extensively with ISIS fig...more

  • Russian troops now border US-stationed nukes. US vacates; leaves Kurds to survive under heavy fire. Josh Rogin. @joshrogin @WashingtonPost

    Oct 16 2019

    Image: Repatriation of the body of Oleg Peshkov, the pilot of the Russian Su-24 that was shot down by Turkey; at Chkalovsky Airport in Russia, 30 November 2015. Самолёт военно-транспортной авиации Минобороны России доставил из Анкары на военный аэродром Чкаловский тело Героя России Олега Пешкова. Permissions*: see below..https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/10/15/trump-is-condemning-millions-syrians-assad-irans-cruelty/Josh Rogin, Washington Post, clarifies the situation around Syrian Ku...more

  • Trump-Schiff-Biden Expert Electioneering Mud-Slinging for 2020. @DavidMDrucker @ThadMcCotter.

    Oct 16 2019

    Photo: English: Moving a house with a team of horses through the mud down Front St., Nome, Alaska, August 27, 1900.Description | English: Caption on image: "Moving a house through Front St., Nome. Aug 27" Original image in Hegg Album 38, page 9.Subjects (LCTGM): Streets--Alaska--Nome; Boston Cafe (Nome, Alaska); Restaurants--Alaska--Nome; Horses--Alaska--Nome; Carts & wagons--Alaska--Nome; Advertising--Alaska--Nome; Mud--Alaska--NomeSubjects (LCSH): Moving of buildings, bridges, etc.--Alaska...more

  • The relentless selling of expensive, underperforming and cultish Organic Food. @HenryIMiller henrymillermd.org @PacificResearch

    Oct 16 2019

    Photo: Unknown or not providedRecord creator | Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers. St. Louis District. (09/18/1947 - 06/14/1979)Title | Flooded farmlandDate | 1927Collection | National Archives and Records Administration   NARA's Central Plains Region (Kansas City) (NREA), 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO, 64108.Record ID |  | This media is available in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration, cataloged under the Nation...more

  • The Full-Length Conversation: An Officer and a Spy: A Novel, by Robert Harris (Author); David Rintoul (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)

    Oct 16 2019

    Photo: Paris-Berlin 1901 - contrôle d'Aix-la-Chapelle - Le Sport universel illustré du 6 juillet 1901, p.436Date | 3 April 2016Source | Le Sport universel illustré du 6 juillet 1901Author | Le Sport universel illustré | This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or fewer. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe Full-Length Conversa...more

  • Schiff's secret-grand-jury-for-impeachment behind-closed-doors-gambit. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @WJR

    Oct 16 2019

    Photo: The title is the same as the image caption above & in "Cassell's Illustrated History of England, Volume 2". The number shown is the page number. Follow the image link to the full book vol.2.Date | 1865Source | Internet ArchiveAuthor | John Cassell | This work is in the public domain  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowSchiff's secret-grand-jury-for-impeachment behind-closed-doors-gambit. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter ...more

  • Schiff, Speier and Pallone pitch for the Iran-sanctions-busting Armenia & What is to be done?

    Oct 16 2019

    Photo: January 26, 2005JPEG Heavy snow settled over Iran on January 23, 2005, closing roads and isolating many northern villages. The snow fell heaviest in the northern Zagros Mountains, where as much as 75 cm (32 inches) fell in a single night, but the white extends south along the spine of the mountains almost to the Persian Gulf. The snow also covers the Alborz range in the northeast. Located along the southern front of the Alborz mountains, Iran�s capital, Tehran, was also blanketed with s...more

  • Is Hong Kong Carrie Lam afraid of Hong Kong? @Crosett @IWF

    Oct 16 2019

    Photo: 1 July 2008Source | Own workAuthor |  | Iflwlou拍攝I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following licenses: | Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled GNU Free Documentation...more

  • Fusion GPS tell-all with Congressional limitations.@AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @WJR

    Oct 16 2019

    Photo: Interior of the Hall of Representatives, U.S. Capitol, WashingtonDavis, Alexander Jackson (1803-1892), ArtistPhelps, W., Printer of platescollectionsIn CollectionsCollection of American Historical Prints.I. N. Phelps Stokes Collection of American Historical Prints. createSourceNew York Public LibrarylinkLinkhttp://digitalcollections.nypl.org/copyrightCopyright infoPublic Domain . http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowFusion GPS te...more

  • “Women of the gulag were slaves of slaves.” Marianna Yarovskaya.

    Oct 15 2019

    Image: Women of the Gulag film poster. Fair use. .Marianna Yarovskaya, filmmaker, in re: Women of the Gulag.  Six elderly women who were teenagers when the disastrous events occurred.  On Oct 18 and Oct 22, the film will be screened at the Hong Kong Film Festival.  VisibleRecord.com     The film was shown at the Moscow Intl Film Festival, and brought one survivor, who was able to walk. Two more remain, blind, one paralyzed.   The attendee got five minutes of standing ovation. Then it was shown o...more

  • The Whistleblower and the Small Circle of Friends. @AaronKleinShow @Breitbart

    Oct 15 2019

    Photo: In a speech at the LBJ Presidential Library on Thursday, Sept. 22nd, 2016, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper discussed national security as we prepare for an election year change in the White House. Following his remarks, Admiral Bob Inman, former Director of the National Security Agency and Deputy Director of the CIA, and Stephen Hadley, former National Security Advisor, joined Clapper on stage for a conversation moderated by LBJ Library Director Mark Updegrove on the press...more

  • Hong Kong police have lost control, themselves are out of control. Michael Yon & Gordon Chang

    Oct 15 2019

    Image: Hong Kong police officer, early 20th century. Public domain..Michael Yon (see livestreaming videos of Hong Kong protests and crazed police), Hong Kong reporter, & Gordon Chang, Daily Beast, discuss how the Hong Kong police are out of control, tried to seize our reporter’s camera and beat the daylights out of another reporter – in error! They released him after hours of brutalization, and he was then rushed to a hospital by other reporters.  The trigger for this was petrol bombs thrown...more

  • Misunderestimating* Trump on China could prove bad for Beijing. Gordon Chang. . . . *(so to speak)

    Oct 15 2019

    Image: Guangzhou's harbor in 1850. Public domain..Gordon Chang, Daily Beast, reviews stats.  Chinese exports numbers are poor, but imports are down over 8%, which is serious.  China can't lie, cheat and steal too much on import & export figures.  Meanwhile the country is suffering both a very bad African swine fever and a debilitating rust on wheat.  Setting aside the “trade war,” China needs to import a lot of food, which naturally is making the leadership unhappy.        Most Americans now...more

  • Al Qaeda rules in the Subcontinent. @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDD

    Oct 15 2019

    Photo: "1/2: BREAKING: #NDS can now confirm the death of Asim Omar, leader of #Al_Qaeda in the #Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), in a joint US-Afghan raid on a Taliban compound in Musa Qala district of Helmand province on Sep. 23."http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowAl Qaeda rules in the Subcontinent. @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDDhttps://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2019/10/afghan-intelligence-confirms-death-of-aqis-emir.php

  • One Hundred Years to the Kurd Failure. @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDD

    Oct 15 2019

    Photo: Lot-11138-9: WWI-Armistice. President Woodrow Wilson walking through gardens at Versailles, Paris, France, with David Lloyd George and Premier George Clemenceau, Jul 1919. Edith Bolling Galt Wilson Collection. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. (2017/09/08).Date | 8 September 2017, 09:42Source | Lot-11138-9Author | National Museum of the U.S. Navy | This image was originally posted to Flickr by Photograph Curator at https://flickr.com/photos/127906254@N06/36292057633. It was reviewed o...more

  • 4/4 Hunting Che: How a U.S. Special Forces Team Helped Capture the World's Most Famous Revolutionary, by Kevin Maurer and Mitch Weiss.

    Oct 15 2019

    Image: Flags of the world with Che — protestors carrying a mosaic of national flags bearing the Guerrillero Heroico likeness of Che Guevara.  Permissions*: see below.. Hunting Che: How a U.S. Special Forces Team Helped Capture the World's Most Famous Revolutionary, by Kevin Maurer and  Mitch Weiss.  Robertson Dean (Narrator),  Tantor Audio (Publisher); Audible Audiobook – Unabridgedhttps://www.amazon.com/Hunting-Che-Special-Capture-Revolutionary/dp/B00D8F953M/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Hunting+Che&...more

  • 3/4 Hunting Che: How a U.S. Special Forces Team Helped Capture the World's Most Famous Revolutionary, by Kevin Maurer and Mitch Weiss.

    Oct 15 2019

    Image: Che Guevara on a 1968 Cuban stamp. Public domain.  , Hunting Che: How a U.S. Special Forces Team Helped Capture the World's Most Famous Revolutionary, by Kevin Maurer and  Mitch Weiss.  Robertson Dean (Narrator),  Tantor Audio (Publisher); Audible Audiobook – Unabridgedhttps://www.amazon.com/Hunting-Che-Special-Capture-Revolutionary/dp/B00D8F953M/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Hunting+Che&qid=1571005866&s=audible&sr=1-1       By the mid-1960s, Che Guevera had become famous for his outspo...more

  • 2/4 Hunting Che: How a U.S. Special Forces Team Helped Capture the World's Most Famous Revolutionary, by Kevin Maurer and Mitch Weiss.

    Oct 15 2019

    Image: Countries Che Guevara visited (red) and those in which he participated in armed revolution (green).  Note: All nations are displayed with 2010 borders. However, Guevara's travels took place from around 1950-1967 (the year of his death), and if Guevara visited the U.S.S.R., for example, then all of those nations included in the U.S.S.R. at that time are shaded here in red.  Public domain.. Hunting Che: How a U.S. Special Forces Team Helped Capture the World's Most Famous Revolutionary, by ...more

  • 1/4 Hunting Che: How a U.S. Special Forces Team Helped Capture the World's Most Famous Revolutionary, by Kevin Maurer and Mitch Weiss.

    Oct 15 2019

    Image:  Che Guevara (right) with Alberto Granado (left) in June 1952 on the Amazon River aboard their "Mambo-Tango" wooden raft, which was a gift from the lepers whom they had treated. Public domain.  . Hunting Che: How a U.S. Special Forces Team Helped Capture the World's Most Famous Revolutionary, by Kevin Maurer and  Mitch Weiss.  Robertson Dean (Narrator),  Tantor Audio (Publisher); Audible Audiobook – Unabridgedhttps://www.amazon.com/Hunting-Che-Special-Capture-Revolutionary/dp/B00D8F953M/r...more

  • The Full-Length Conversation: They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate Audible Audiobook – Unabridged James Verini (Author), Ray Porter (Narrator), HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books (Publisher)

    Oct 15 2019

    Photo: The Prophet Jonah before the Walls of Nineveh, drawing by Rembrandt, c. 1655 Rembrandt - TQHqiO_H-vrGbA at Google Cultural Institute maximum zoom level Public Domain File:Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn - The Prophet Jonah before the Walls of Nineveh, c. 1655 - Google Art Project.jpg Created: circa 1655 date QS:P571,+1655-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe Full-Length Conversation:  They Wil...more

  • 4/4 An Officer and a Spy: A Novel, by Robert Harris

    Oct 14 2019

    Image: Lieutenant Colonel Georges Picquart dressed in the uniform of the 4th Algerian Tirailleurs. Public domain.. An Officer and a Spy: A Novel, by Robert Harris (Author); David Rintoul (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)https://www.amazon.com/Officer-Spy-Novel/dp/B00HFX8BME/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=Robert Harris returns to the thrilling historical fiction he has so brilliantly made his own. This is the story of the infamous Dreyfus affair told as a chillingly ...more

  • 3/4 An Officer and a Spy: A Novel, by Robert Harris

    Oct 14 2019

    Image: Antisemitic riots in a print from Le Petit Parisien: Mathieu Drefus, Alfred's elder brother, burned in effigy in Montmartre, Public domain.. An Officer and a Spy: A Novel, by Robert Harris (Author); David Rintoul (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)https://www.amazon.com/Officer-Spy-Novel/dp/B00HFX8BME/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=Robert Harris returns to the thrilling historical fiction he has so brilliantly made his own. This is the story of the infamous Dre...more

  • 2/4 An Officer and a Spy: A Novel, by Robert Harris

    Oct 14 2019

    Image: Alfred Dreyfus on Devil's Island; Le Petit Journal (27 September 1896). Public domain.. An Officer and a Spy: A Novel, by Robert Harris (Author); David Rintoul (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)https://www.amazon.com/Officer-Spy-Novel/dp/B00HFX8BME/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=Robert Harris returns to the thrilling historical fiction he has so brilliantly made his own. This is the story of the infamous Dreyfus affair told as a chillingly dark, hard-edged nov...more

  • 1/4 An Officer and a Spy: A Novel, by Robert Harris

    Oct 14 2019

    Image: L’Aurore, 13 January 1898. An Officer and a Spy: A Novel, by Robert Harris (Author); David Rintoul (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)https://www.amazon.com/Officer-Spy-Novel/dp/B00HFX8BME/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=Robert Harris returns to the thrilling historical fiction he has so brilliantly made his own. This is the story of the infamous Dreyfus affair told as a chillingly dark, hard-edged novel of conspiracy and espionage.        Paris in 1895: Alfred ...more

  • My Thoughts Be Bloody: 1 of 2: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Nora Titone (Author), John B. Lloyd (Narrator), & 2 more

    Oct 14 2019

    Photo: Portrait of Edwin Booth by John Singer Sargent, 1890, which hung at The Players clubhouse. Now in the collection of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Amon Carter Museum of American Art - Amon Carter Museum of American Art John Singer Sargent (1856-1925); Edwin Booth; 1890; Oil on canvas; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas; 2013.7 Public Domain File:2013-7 s.jpg Created: 1 January 1890date QS:P571,+1890-01-01T00:00:00Z/11 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp:...more

  • My Thoughts Be Bloody: 2 of 2: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Nora Titone (Author), John B. Lloyd (Narrator), & 2 more

    Oct 14 2019

    Photo: Oliver Ingraham Lay: Edwin Booth as Hamlet, 1887 Oliver Ingraham Lay - https://artuk.org/discover/artists/lay-oliver-ingraham-18451890 Oliver Ingraham Lay - Edwin Booth as Hamlet Public Domain File:Oliver Ingraham Lay - Edwin Booth as Hamlet - 1887.jpg http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow My Thoughts Be Bloody: 2 of 2: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Nora Titone (Author...more

  • 1177 B.C.: 4 of 4: The Year Civilization Collapsed Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Eric H. Cline (Author), Andy Caploe (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Oct 14 2019

    Photo: Mycenaean stirrup vase found in the acropolis of Ugarit, Eastern Mediterranean (c. 1400–1300 BC) Unknown - Jastrow (2006) Mycenaean stirrup vase, 14th-13th centuries BC, imported to Ugarit. Found in the acropolis of Ras Shamra (ancient Ugarit), tomb 37. Public Domain File:Mycenaean stirrup vase Louvre AO19201.jpg Uploaded: 2006-05-06 07:32:08 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow 1177 B.C.: 4 of 4: The Year Civilization Collaps...more

  • 1177 B.C.: 3 of 4: The Year Civilization Collapsed Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Eric H. Cline (Author), Andy Caploe (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Oct 14 2019

    Photo: Fresco depicting a female figure in the acropolis of Mycenae, 13th century BC Unknown - from Le musée absolu, Phaidon, 10-2012 La Dame de Mycènes, fresque, hauteur : 53 cm. L'expression sérieuse et pensive de la déesse révèle la solennité du moment, alors qu'elle accepte une offrande — un collier qu'elle tient serré dans sa main droite. Elle porte un corsage à manches courtes sur un chemisier qui souligne sa poitrine. Sa coiffure complexe retient l'attention de même que ses riches bijoux ...more

  • 1177 B.C.: 2 of 4: The Year Civilization Collapsed Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Eric H. Cline (Author), Andy Caploe (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Oct 14 2019

    Photo: Two Mycenaean chariot warriors on a fresco from Pylos (about 1350 BC; left) and two female charioteers from Tiryns(1200 BC; right)View author information Public Domain File:Fresco of two female charioteers from Tiryns 1200 BC.jpg Uploaded: 2008-02-06 23:57:38 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow 1177 B.C.: 2 of 4: The Year Civilization Collapsed  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Eric H. Cline (Author), Andy Caploe (Narrator), A...more

  • 1177 B.C.: 1 of 4: The Year Civilization Collapsed Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Eric H. Cline (Author), Andy Caploe (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Oct 14 2019

    Photo: Two Mycenaean chariot warriors on a fresco from Pylos (about 1350 BC; left) and two female charioteers from Tiryns(1200 BC; right)Unknown - Image from [1] more precisely from [2] Two helmeted warriors and chariot on a fresco from Pylos dated LH IIIA/B (about 1350 BC). Permission details This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: This work is in the public domainin ...more

  • 2/2 The US produces more outputs with fewer inputs than anyone else in the world. Richard A Epstein @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

    Oct 13 2019

    Image:  The Availability Heuristic.  Confusing “easy” with “true.” Here, a diagram illustrating graphically the generalization process, using trees; also: snap judgment of whether or not a novel object fits an existing category. Public domain — *permissions: see below..Richard A Epstein, Chicago Law, NYU Law, Hoover, refines the discussion on climate. . . . The children’s crusade on climate. Setting aside what the adults say, what do people [activists] get from this?   In NOAA, the lager data se...more

  • 1/2 Five hundred climate scientists to the UNSG: “No climate emergency. Natural factors cause warming.” Richard A Epstein @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

    Oct 13 2019

    Image:  Artist’s illustration of events on the sun changing the conditions in Near-Earth space. Credits: NASA. Public domain.https://www.hoover.org/research/life-planet-thunberg.Richard Epstein, Chicago Law, NYU Law, and Hoover Defining Ideas, elucidates his views from his Defining Ideas essay.  The campaign to alarm all on global warming, especially recently in the UN by a teenager.  In the US, this seems not to be a useful political tack as it’s now commingled in many people’s minds with genui...more

  • The Discovery of Middle Earth: 4 of 4: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts, by Graham Robb (Author). 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

    Oct 13 2019

    Photo: The reverse side of a British bronze mirror, with spiral and trumpet motifs typical of La Tène Celtic art in Britain Photo by Fuzzypeg - Photographed in the British Museum. The highly decorated reverse side of a Celtic bronze mirror (obverse is the reflecting surface with green patination) from Desborough, Northamptonshire, England, showing the development of the spiral and trumpet decorative theme of the Early Celtic La Tène style in Britain. The complex symmetrical clover-leaf pattern, ...more

  • The Discovery of Middle Earth: 3 of 4: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts, by Graham Robb (Author). 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

    Oct 13 2019

    Photo: Principal sites in Roman Britain, with indication of tribal territoriesEarle W. Dowe; uploaded to English Wikipedia 22:04, 1 April 2005 by Adamsan - Atlas of European History, London: G. Bell & Sons, 1910An outdated map of the Roman road network in Britain Permission details This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or fewer. This work is in the public domain in the United State...more

  • The Discovery of Middle Earth: 2 of 4: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts, by Graham Robb (Author). 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

    Oct 13 2019

    Photo: Expansion of the Celtic culture in the third century BC according to Francisco Villar[51] User:Castagna - Own elaboration from Image:Europe satellite orthographic.jpg Celts spread in III century BC, rather loosely based on Francisco Villar's Los Indoeuropeos y los origenes de Europa, Italian version, p. 446 Public Domain File:Celts in III century BC.jpg Created: 11 February 2008 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Disc...more

  • The Discovery of Middle Earth: 1 of 4: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts, by Graham Robb (Author). 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

    Oct 13 2019

    Photo: The world according to Herodotus User:Bibi Saint-Pol - Own work (based on the GIF by Marco Prins and Jona Lendering from www.livius.org, from http://www.mediterranees.net/geographie/herodote/cartes.html, http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/Ancientimages/109A.GIF). Compare this map from The Challenger Reports, 1895. Possibly what the world according to Herodotus looked like (5th century BC). Permission details I, the copyright holder of this work, release this work into the public domain. Thi...more

  • The Local Void: 1 of 2: "About four million light years away, ...and then stretches for a quarter billion light years:" "The Void Next Door," by Ken Croswell,@SkyandTelescope

    Oct 13 2019

    Photo:  Map of voids and superclusters within 500 million light years from Milky Way. The Local Void in the yellow circle.Date | 19 August 2016Source | http://www.atlasoftheuniverse.com/nearsc.gifAuthor | Richard Powell (modified)   | This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license. | You are free:to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the workto remix – to adapt the workUnder the following conditions:attribution – You must give appropriate credi...more

  • The Local Void: 2 of 2: "About four million light years away, ...and then stretches for a quarter billion light years:" "The Void Next Door," by Ken Croswell,@SkyandTelescope

    Oct 13 2019

    Photo: The Hubble Space Telescope in orbitRuffnax (Crew of STS-125) - http://catalog.archives.gov/OpaAPI/media/23486741/content/stillpix/255-sts/STS125/STS125_ESC_JPG/255-STS-s125e011848.jpg English: The Hubble Space Telescope as seen from the departing Space Shuttle Atlantis, flying STS-125, HST Servicing Mission 4. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe Local Void: 2 of 2: "About four million light years away, ...and then stretche...more

  • 1/4 They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate, by James Verini

    Oct 12 2019

    Image: Grand mosque of Mosul.  1. Permissions*: see below.  2. More information on ISIS**. They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate, James Verini (Author), Ray Porter (Narrator), HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books (Publisher).  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.James Verini arrived in Iraq in the summer of 2016 to write about life in the Islamic State. He stayed to cover the jihadis' last great stand, the Battle of Mosul, not knowing it would go on for nearly a year, nor...more

  • 4/4 They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate, by James Verini

    Oct 12 2019

    Image:  An Iraqi military HMMWV [Humvee] drives past an Islamic State sign in eastern Mosul after they captured it from IS; January 2017.  Public domain.. They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate, James Verini (Author), Ray Porter (Narrator), HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books (Publisher).  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.James Verini arrived in Iraq in the summer of 2016 to write about life in the Islamic State. He stayed to cover the jihadis' last great stand, the Ba...more

  • 3/4 They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate, by James Verini

    Oct 12 2019

    Image:  A Persian miniature depicting the siege of Mosul in 1261–63 from: Rashid-al-Din Hamadani, Jami' al-tawarikh, Bibliothèque Nationale de France.  Sayf al-Vâhidî. Hérât. Afghanistan.   Public domain.. They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate, James Verini (Author), Ray Porter (Narrator), HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books (Publisher).  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.James Verini arrived in Iraq in the summer of 2016 to write about life in the Islamic State. He st...more

  • 2/4 They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate, by James Verini

    Oct 12 2019

    Image: [google translate:] The house of Khader Efendi Aspire, a teacher at the Khalidiya school in Mosul, northern Iraq, near the Swedish coffee house (the house of the interrogator) Younis Judeh Ramadan. Archaeological . . . In the door of the Prophet, the picture was taken in the summer of 1968 and the second branch to the left goes to the archaeological house of Hijazi.  Public domain.       بيت خضر افندي اسبير المعلم في المدرسة الخالدية في الموصل شمال العراق، قرب قهوة السويدية (بيت المستنطق)...more

  • New American Civil War: 1 of 2: Sixteen months until Inauguration Day, 2021. Michael Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis

    Oct 12 2019

    Photo: A stylized engraving that inaccurately depicts the Battle of Lexington, 19 April 1775.Godefroy, François, 1743?-1819 - Scanned by me from an old German book: Welst-Geschichte Herausgegeben von Professor Dr J.v.Pflugk-Harttung Neuzeit seit 1815 Berlin Ullstein & Co (copyright 1910) Another copy of this image is in the New York Public Library Digital Collection. Image URL:http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchdetail.cfm?trg=1&strucID=254155&imageID=478724&wor...more

  • New American Civil War: 2 of 2: Sixteen months until Inauguration Day, 2021. Michael Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis

    Oct 12 2019

    Photo: Photograph shows participants and crowd at the first inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln, at the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. Lincoln is standing under the wood canopy, at the front, midway between the left and center posts. His face is in shadow but the white shirt front is visible. (Source: Ostendorf, p. 87) "A distant photograph from a special platform by an unknown photographer, in front of the Capitol, Washington, D.C., afternoon of March 4, 1861. 'A small camera was directly...more

  • Trump to the Federal workforce: "You're fired!" @FRoseDC

    Oct 12 2019

    Image — Palaces of bureaucracy: The 18th century Department of Excise developed a sophisticated bureaucracy. Pictured, the Custom House, London. Public domain..Francis Rose, Government Matters, discusses how Federal agencies have been stuck with deadwood employees, and reveals a proposed radical change in the coming year.  https://www.govexec.com/management/2019/09/opm-moves-implement-parts-trump-order-easing-firing-feds/159904/ https://www.federaltimes.com/management/hr/2019/09/25/opm-sets-de...more

  • Massive urban blackouts sow chaos across California. Jeff Bliss.

    Oct 12 2019

    Image:  Wildfire. Public domain..Jeff Bliss, Pacific Watch, discusses LA fires and, extraordinarily, PG&E’s planned blackouts — are they prophylactic and wise, or a vicious power play?  https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Firefighters-Battle-Blaze-in-San-Fernando-Valley-562787661.html  

  • Spy the Binary Star Nursery. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Oct 12 2019

    Photo: http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowSpy the Binary Star Nursery. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.comhttps://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/astronomers-photograph-baby-binary-system/

  • From the people who brought you the 737... Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Oct 12 2019

    Photo: Boeing Model 40 over mountains (probably the Cascade Range) circa 1930s. Boeing Air Transport (later United Airlines) logo.Item 78077, City Light Glass Lantern Slides (Record Series 1204-03), Seattle Municipal Archives.Date | circa 1930 s. Digitized 2011-04-22 12:49Source | Biplane over mountains, circa 1930sUploaded by jmabelAuthor | Seattle Municipal Archives from Seattle, WA  | This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. |  http://JohnBatchelorShow...more

  • Reawakening the ground-breaking publication "Civiltà delle Macchine." Lorenzo Fiori, Direttore Generale Fondazione Leonardo, Leonardo Spa.

    Oct 12 2019

    Photo: September 2019The second issue of the magazine focuses on precision farming. It hosts the editorials of Gianni De Gennaro and Giancarlo Giorgetti; as well as the story of Pietrangelo Buttafuoco, on the “Giulietta”, the iconic Alfa Romeo machine. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowReawakening the ground-breaking publication "Civiltà delle Macchine." Lorenzo Fiori, Direttore Generale Fondazione Leonardo, Leonardo Spa.https://tra...more

  • Global 21st Century Precious Metal and Rare Earth Mining for the Informed Investor. Pablo Martin, co-founder WeAre121.com

    Oct 12 2019

    Photo: Gold mining by the Sotajoki river in 1898Municipality of Inari - http://www.tarinoideninari.fi/tarina/1309 Gold mining by the Ivalojoki River, Finland, 1898. Public Domain File:Sotajoki gold mining 1898.JPG Created: 31 December 1897 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowGlobal 21st Century Precious Metal and Rare Earth Mining for the Informed Investor. Pablo Martin, co-founder WeAre121.com @Investinmininghttps://www.weare121.co...more

  • Egypt and Ethiopia clash over damming the Nile. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

    Oct 12 2019

    Photo: Satellite image of where White and Blue Niles mergeNASA - from http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=81186 Khartoum with White and Blue Niles Public Domain File:Whiteandblueniles.jpg Created: 25 April 2013 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowEgypt and Ethiopia clash over damming the Nile. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_preshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-dam/ethiopia-says-egypt-trying-to-maintain-colonial-e...more

  • Early detection of colorectal cancer with a blood test available as soon as 2020. Scott Powell, Investor Relations North America, Volition (VNRX: NYSE American) https://volition.com

    Oct 12 2019

    Photo: The hospital in 1893This file is from the Mechanical Curator collection, a set of over 1 million images scanned from out-of-copyright books and released to Flickr Commons by the British Library.  View image on Flickr   View all images from book   View catalogue entry for book.  Permission details This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or fewer. This work is in the public domain in...more

  • Anti-Semitic gunman storms Yom Kippur prayers in Saxony & What is to be done? Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

    Oct 12 2019

    Photo: The market place, Halle, German Saxony, GermanyDate | between 1890 and 1900 Dimensions | 1 photomechanical print : photochrom, color.Accession number | LCCN2002720632Credit line |  | This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs divisionunder the digital ID ppmsca.01006.http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowAnti-Semitic gunman storms Yom Kippur prayers & What is to be done? Malcolm...more

  • 2/2 Devin vs Whistlebower; Devin Nunes, CA-22 @DevinNunes

    Oct 11 2019

    Image: Engraving of the Star Chamber, published in Old and New London in 1873, taken from a drawing made in 1836. Permissi0ns: “no restrictions.” Internet Archive Book Images - https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/14598096217/ .Devin Nunes, CA-22, sat through nine hours of Congressional hearing on the not-quite impeachment, where nothing much happened.  Extension of the Russia hoax; have abandoned Whistleblower One, moving to Whistleblower Two.  House Intell, Oversight, and Fo...more

  • 1/2 Devin vs Twitter; Devin Nunes, CA-22 @DevinNunes

    Oct 11 2019

    Image:  Holstein cow. Public domain..Devin Nunes, CA-22, from Tulare County, the breadbasket of the Solar System; over $7 bil in direct farm income. However, we’re not allowed to cut trees from under power wires, nor cut the brush out – leading to cutting off power yesterday. The same people forbad us to use water, so we’ve lost maybe 10-15% of income.     During 2017 and 2018, you [Devin] were harassed on twitter about cows.  Devin’s lawsuit against twitter: after the 2016 election, it began to...more

  • Trump sanctions Red China for the enslavement of the Uyghurs. @SebGorka #AmericaFirst

    Oct 11 2019

    Photo: : Establishment of the Turkish Republic of East Turkistan across from the Tumen Derya, Kashgar November 12, 1933Date | 12 Арваннэгдүгээр сар 1933Эх үүсвэр | http://www.klikunic.com/2012/02/turkistan-timur-negeri-islam-yang.htmlAuthor | Unknown | This image contains digital watermarking or credits in the image itself. The usage of visible watermarks is discouraged. If a non-watermarked version of the image is available, please upload it under the same file name and then remove this templat...more

  • Why is Pelosi play-acting impeachment & What is to be done? @SebGorka #AmericaFirst

    Oct 11 2019

    Photo: Illustration of the 'Mousetrap' scene from William Shakespeare's HamletDate | 1897Source | webAuthor | Harold Copping  (1863–1932)  Permission(Reusing this file) | public domain This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: | The author died in 1932, so this work is in the public domain http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: ...more

  • Democrats are stuck in a Trump-bashing loop. @VDHanson @HooverInst

    Oct 11 2019

    Photo: The tragedy of the seas; or, Sorrow on the ocean, lake, and river, from shipwreck, plague, fire and famine ..Year: 1841 (1840s)Authors:  Ellms, CharlesSubjects:  ShipwrecksPublisher:  New York, Collins, Keese & Co.Contributing Library:  The Library of CongressDigitizing Sponsor:  The Library of CongressView Book Page: Book ViewerAbout This Book: Catalog EntryView All Images: All Images From BookClick here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online v...more

  • California was built by giants and is occupied by 6-oz hotel shampoo bottles.@VDHanson @HooverInst

    Oct 11 2019

    Photo: December 1900Source | Oregon Native Son, Vol. II, No. 7Author | UnknownPermission(Reusing this file) | First published in the United States before 1923 - public domain  | This media file is in the public domain i http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowCalifornia was built by giants and is occupied by 6-oz hotel shampoo bottles.@VDHanson @HooverInsthttps://www.foxnews.com/opinion/victor-davis-hanson-generations-giants

  • SpaceX readying to perform the abort test on Dragon; Robert Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    Oct 11 2019

    Image: The SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft approaches the International Space Station on Sept. 23, 2014 for grapple and berthing. European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, both Expedition 41 flight engineers, were at the controls of the robotics workstation in the Cupola when the Canadarm2 grappled Dragon at 6:52 A.M. EDT..Robert Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com, on space engineering.  

  • The disappearing sunspots, and what is to be done? Robert Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

    Oct 11 2019

    Image:  The Maunder Minimum shown in a 400-year history of sunspot numbers. Permissions*:  See below.Robert Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com, opens with The Grand Solar Minimum (and the auld Maunder Minimum); are we there?  .*Pemissions:  This image is an original work created for Global Warming Art. Please refer to the image description page for more information.  GNU head Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, V...more

  • Do the president’s claims on tariffs and trade deficits stack up to reality? Veronique de Rugy

    Oct 11 2019

    Image: A French seaport painted by Claude Lorrain around 1639, at the height of mercantilism. Mercantilism: “the economic theory that trade generates wealth and is stimulated by the accumulation of profitable balances, which a government should encourage by means of protectionism.”   Public domain. .Veronique de Rugy, Mercatus Center, on Pres Trump and tariffs.  “Debating trade issues with President Trump’s anti-trade supporters is a constant game of goal-shifting. If you point out that the Trum...more

  • Warren, Ohio’s, excellent and profitable work ethic; Salena Zito

    Oct 11 2019

    Image:   Map of Trumbull County, Ohio with municipal and township labels.  US Census /  Taken from US Census website  and modified by User:Ruhrfisch .US Government work is public domain, my modifications licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.Salena Zito, Washington Examiner, New York Post, et al., details the healthy, small-city politics in eastern Ohio.    “. . . Warren has indeed been at the forefront of America’s innovative spirit. It was here in the town’s historic public square ...more

  • The New Rasputin marches acores Siberia to rid the Kremlin of devils. @Paul_Gregory @HooverInst

    Oct 11 2019

    Photo: Grigori Rasputin (1864-1916)Unknown - [1] [2] [3] Permission details This image was created and released by the Imperial War Museum on the IWM Non Commercial Licence. Photographs taken, or artworks created, by a member of the forces during their active service duties are covered by Crown Copyright provisions. Faithful reproductions may be reused under that licence, which is considered expired 50 years after their creation.View more Public Domainview terms File:Rasputin pt.jpg Created: ...more

  • The Hong Kong Police discipline turns brutal. Rick Fisher, International Assessment and Strategy Center. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    Oct 11 2019

    Photo: HK Police threaten demonstrators at point-blank rage. Video from @MichaelYonWatchhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe Hong Kong Police discipline turns brutal. Rick Fisher, International Assessment and Strategy Center. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast 

  • ESPN broadcasts the illegal Nine (Ten) -Dash Line of the PRC. @YatesDCIA @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    Oct 11 2019

    Photo: http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowESPN broadcasts the illegal Nine (Ten) -Dash Line of the PRC. @YatesDCIA @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast https://www.reddit.com/r/neoliberal/comments/dfr2ap/espn_recognizes_chinas_claim_to_taiwan_and_the/

  • Break Up Big Tech Sweeps Washington. Ludwig Siegele, @TheEconomist @EconoScribe

    Oct 11 2019

    PHOTO: nglish: Wartime picture of a Bletchley Park BombeDate | 1945Source | Set of wartime photos of GC&CS at Bletchley ParkAuthor | Unknown | This work created by the United Kingdom Government is in the public domain. HTTP://JOHNBATCHELORSHOW.COM/CONTACTHTTP://JOHNBATCHELORSHOW.COM/SCHEDULESTWITTER: @BATCHELORSHOWBreak Up Big Tech Sweeps Washington. Ludwig Siegele, @TheEconomist @EconoScribehttps://www.economist.com/business/2019/10/05/silicon-valley-and-the-state-gird-for-war

  • The Chinese are coming, the Chinese are coming. Alan Tonelson.

    Oct 10 2019

    Image: Part of the Great Wall of China (April 1853, X, p.41), from the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society.  Public domain..Alan Tonelson, independent economic policy analyst who blogs at RealityChek and tweets at @AlanTonelson, speaks of the upcoming trade talks.  A Chinese trade delegation is in, or arriving in, Washington. Liu He, head of the delegation, is very senior and a companion of Xi.  It looks like the last act of Trump trying to show the American public that he’s done all he can to...more

  • “FREE HONG KONG” sign busted by NBA. "Commissioner Silver should resign." Arthur Waldron

    Oct 10 2019

    Image: Uyghur and Kazakh detainees in a Xinjiang Re-education Camp located in Lop County listening to "de-radicalization" talks in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017.   Xinjiang re-education camps are also named internment camps, indoctrination camps, re-education camps.  Permissions: fair use; and see below*.Arthur Waldron, University of Pennsylvania, Lauder Professor of International Relations discusses China's lack of options in Hong Kong.   Signs held by young people at basketball games, one s...more

  • What is going on in the MTR (subways) of Hong Kong? @MichaelYonWatch @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    Oct 10 2019

    Photo: Victoria Barracks, c 1870.中文: 1870年代的域多利軍營.Date | circa 1870 Source | Hong Kong Library MMISAuthor | UnknownPermission(Reusing this file) |  | This work is in the public domain ihttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowWhat is going on in the MTR (subways) of Hong Kong? @MichaelYonWatch @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast 

  • "Google Uyghurs" in Washington, D.C. Nury Turkel, Uyghur-American Association. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    Oct 10 2019

    Photo: Kashgar road scene, 1870sThomas Edward Gordon - From the book The Roof of the World. Copied from Wikipedia. Uploaded to Wikipedia on 04:46, 12 February 2005 by User:John_Hill a road in Kashgar http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow"Google Uyghurs" in Washington, D.C. Nury Turkel, Uyghur-American Association. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/10/china-nba-dispute-woke-capital-hypocrisy-exposed/

  • Mayhem and Fear along the Armenia/Azerbaijan Frontier: not a frozen conflict. @ProfBShaffer @Georgetown

    Oct 10 2019

    Photo: English: Satellite image of the Caucasus, from NASA’s Visible EarthNASA/MODIS - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team - http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1939 Permission details Public DomainView more Public Domainview terms File:Kaukasus.jpg Created: 12 June 2001 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowMayhem and Fear along the Armenia/Azerbaijan Frontier: not  a frozen conflict. @ProfBShaffer @Georgeto...more

  • Is Joe Biden willing to try a Checkers Speech to slow the Warren Boom? @HooverWhalen @HooverInst

    Oct 10 2019

    Photo: Screen capture from Richard Nixon's Checkers speech, which is part of The Fund BroadcastDate | 23 September 1952Source | http://www.wellesley.edu/Writing/Nixon/nixon_speeches.html (specifically http://www.wellesley.edu/Writing/Nixon/Images/checkers_speech.jpg)Author | Richard Nixon/paid political program by Republican National CommitteePermission(Reusing this file) | The Fund Broadcast was broadcasted without a copyright notice.[1][2] It is not copyrighted.[3] | This work is in the publi...more

  • Rich residents flee California taxes, help impoverish the state. Josh Rauh

    Oct 09 2019

    Image: Hearst Castle.  Permissions*: see below..Josh Rauh, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Hoover; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), explains California and taxes.        Drawing on the universe of California income tax filings and the variation imposed by a 2012 tax increase of up to 3 percentage points for high-income households, we present new findings about the effects of personal income taxation on household location choice and pre-tax income. First, over and above baseline...more

  • How your neighborhood small businesses really work. John Tamny

    Oct 09 2019

    Image: Former Childs restaurant in Woodside, Queens, at 5937 Queens Blvd.  Permissions*: Fair use, by Peter Greenberg; see below..John Tamny, RealClearMarkets, on events in the small Glover Park hood in Washington, D.C.:  “Joe Biden Should Visit Glover Park, Henry Paulson Should Call Goldman Sachs.”  “[W]hile it’s always dangerous to presume exact correlation, the economic fortunes of Glover Park’s businesses have visibly declined since the March 2017 shuttering of Whole Foods.  . . .  And with ...more

  • NBA moral collapse: Beijing bullyboys elated. Josh Rogin

    Oct 09 2019

    Image: Basketball!.Josh Rogin, Washington Post, covers the NBA collapsing morally, then tries to recoup in face of a tweet favoring liberty.  Beijing bullies every company that could make a yuan — and will continue to bulldoze at every possible chance.  . The NBA is only the latest Chinese government hostage.  The NBA has come under severe criticism for bending over backward to appease the Chinese government after Beijing threatened the league with severe economic consequences over one pro-Hong ...more

  • Roaring economy: huge jump in national incomes, minuscule unemployment. Stephen Moore.

    Oct 09 2019

    Image: Campaign poster showing William McKinley holding U.S. flag and standing on gold coin "sound money," held up by group of men, in front of ships — "commerce"— and factories —"civilization"; between 1895 and 1900. Public domain..Steve Moore, chief economist at Heritage, on the state of the US economy, in cheerful detail.  Trump’s Middle-Class Economic Progress   A new study indicates median incomes are rising far faster than they did under Bush or Obama.        President Trump’s critics can...more

  • Connecting the dots: 1 of 4: from Ukrainegate's Whistleblower to Russiagate's Steele Dossier. @AaronKleinShow @Breitbart

    Oct 09 2019

    Photo: Engraving of the Star Chamber, published in "Old and new London" in 1873, taken from a drawing made in 1836 Internet Archive Book Images - https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/14598096217/ Source book page: https://archive.org/stream/oldnewlondonnarr03thor/oldnewlondonnarr03thor#page/n521/mode/1up Identifier: oldnewlondonnarr03thor (find matches) Title: Old and new London : a narrative of its history, its people, and its places Year: 1873 (1870s) Authors: Thornbury, Wa...more

  • Connecting the dots: 2 of 4: from Ukrainegate's Whistleblower to Russiagate's Steele Dossier. @AaronKleinShow @Breitbart

    Oct 09 2019

    Photo: A document of 1504 showing King Henry VII sitting in the Star Chamber and receiving William Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury, Richard Foxe, Bishop of Winchester, and clerics associated with Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral, as well as the Mayor of London. The National Archives UK - Royal Charity Performance Description: Detail from document connected with the foundation of Henry VII's chantry and almshouses at Westminster. The King sits in the Star Chamber and receives the Archb...more

  • Connecting the dots: 3 of 4: from Ukrainegate's Whistleblower to Russiagate's Steele Dossier. @AaronKleinShow @Breitbart

    Oct 09 2019

    Photo: Starry vault of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, Italy, frescoed by Giotto Giotto di Bondone - Web Gallery of Art:   Image  Info about artwork Permission details This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: This work is in the public domainin its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or fewer. You m...more

  • Connecting the dots: 4 of 4: from Ukrainegate's Whistleblower to Russiagate's Steele Dossier. @AaronKleinShow @Breitbart

    Oct 09 2019

    Photo: Kiev 1930http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowConnecting the dots: 4 of 4: from Ukrainegate's Whistleblower to Russiagate's Steele Dossier. @AaronKleinShow @Breitbarthttps://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/07/whistleblower-attorneys-offered-rate-discount-for-trump-informants-ranted-against-president-on-twitter/https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/06/attorney-for-impeachment-whistleblowers-actively-sought-trump-admin-info...more

  • Warren 4-cyl Hyundai switch-passes Biden Mercury woodie wagon. Elizabeth Peek.

    Oct 09 2019

    Image:  1940 Pontiac Special Series 25 woodie. Information about this specific car at www.longroof.us claims it is one of eight remaining Pontiac woodies and that its engine is a 468 Big Block Chevy, 750 Holley, 4L80E overdrive trans, with an estimated top speed without spare tire of 150 MPH.  Photo taken by en:User:Morven and released here under the GFDL; permissions*: see below..Elizabeth Peek, Fox News and TheHill, on Bernie Bro’s, Elizabeth Warren (who’ll  ban fracking on her first day as pr...more

  • Diogenes still looking for a recession? US economy is simply too strong. Elizabeth Peek

    Oct 09 2019

    Image:   Statue of Diogenes, Sinop, Turkey.Elizabeth Peek, Fox News and TheHill, on the best US economy in fifty years; seven million more jobs available than workers to fill them; the average — median, definitively not rich — family has $5,000 more per year than several years ago: from $61K to $66K.   Tax rate reduction, diminution of regulations, several activities of this Administration. The tight labor market means that even the lowest-level employees can ask for benefits or a raise. .*Permi...more

  • Rojava –Western Kurdistan – to be overrun by clandestine ISIS? Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents

    Oct 09 2019

     Image: The flag of Kurdistan. Public domain..Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents, discusses the fact that the US says it’ll withdraw troops from Northern Syria, allowing Erdogan to move in and slaughter YPG Kurds.  “As American troops began pulling back on Monday from positions in northeastern Syria ahead of an expected Turkish assault, Syrian Kurdish fighters warned that Washington’s abrupt decision to stand aside — announced by the White House late Sunday — will overturn years of achie...more

  • Complex, Bronze Age, five-thousand-year-old city found. Indiana Hoenlein.

    Oct 09 2019

    Image: The Nebra sky disc, a bronze disk of around 30 centimeters.  The symbols are interpreted generally as the Sun or full moon, a lunar crescent, and stars (including a cluster of seven interpreted as the Pleiades). Two golden arcs along the sides, interpreted to mark the angle between the solstices, were added later. A final addition was another arc at the bottom surrounded with multiple strokes (of uncertain meaning, variously interpreted as a Solar Barge with numerous oars, the Milky Way, ...more

  • Leaving Afghanistan in the hands of Al Qaeda. @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDD

    Oct 09 2019

    Photo: Image from page 262 of "A personal narrative of a visit to Ghuzni, Kabul and Afghanistan, and of a residence at the court of Dost Mohamed: with notices of Runjit Sing, Khiva, and the Russian expedition" (1843) Identifier: personalnarrativ00vign Title: A personal narrative of a visit to Ghuzni, Kabul and Afghanistan, and of a residence at the court of Dost Mohamed: with notices of Runjit Sing, Khiva, and the Russian expedition Year: 1843 (1840s) Authors:  Vigne, Godfrey Thomas, 1801-1863 ...more

  • Happy 18th Anniversary Taliban! @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDD

    Oct 09 2019

    Photo: Titled "Dignity & Impudence" for stereotypic personality traits of elephants and mules respectively, this photograph by John Burke shows an elephant and mule battery during the Second Anglo-Afghan War. The mule team would have hauled supplies or towed the small field gun, while the elephants towed the larger gun. The gun appears to be a Rifled Muzzle Loader (RML) 7-pounder mountain gun. The men in the photograph are a mix of British soldiers and Indian sepoys. The group kneeling aroun...more

  • 2/2 Mendacious reporting on the never-arrested “spy.” Lee Smith

    Oct 08 2019

    Image:  Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge, leader of the Culper Ring, in a 1790 portrait with his son William.  The Culper Ring was a spy ring organized by Major Tallmadge under orders from General George Washington in the summer of 1778, during the British occupation of New York City at the height of the American Revolutionary War. A 1790 portrait by Ralph Earl.  Public domain..Lee Smith, author of The Plot Against the President: The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Poli...more

  • 1/2 Upside-down reporting on “the biggest political scandal in US history” — Ukraine, State Dept. Lee Smith

    Oct 08 2019

    Image:  Emblem of Ukrainian Special Operations Forces, one of the five branches of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, with headquarters in Kyiv; its motto is, "I Come at You!"(Іду на ви!) Public domain.  Емблема сил спеціальних операцій Збройних сил України..Lee Smith, author of The Plot Against the President: The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal in U.S. History;  and RealClearInvestigations, speaks of Ukraine under Poroshenko, during the civil war whil...more

  • The whole House of Representatives is the sole impeachment power. 1 of 2: @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @WJR

    Oct 08 2019

    Photo: : Map of the Missouri River drainage basin in the US and Canada. made using USGS and Natural Earth data. Replacement for File:Missouririvermap.jpg.Date | 21 March 2018Source | Own workAuthor | Shannon1http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe whole House of Representatives is the sole impeachment power. 1 of 2: @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @WJRhttps://www.nationalreview.com/2019/10/impeachment-inquiry-house-must-vote-or-its...more

  • The whole House of Representatives is the sole impeachment power. 2 of 2: @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @WJR

    Oct 08 2019

    Photo: Correct map of the Burlington and Missouri River R.R., the Burlington Route and its connections. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe whole House of Representatives is the sole impeachment power. 2 of 2: @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @WJRhttps://www.nationalreview.com/2019/10/impeachment-inquiry-house-must-vote-or-its-just-democratic-stunt/

  • Warren uniformly outpolling Biden & What is to be done? @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter

    Oct 08 2019

    Photo: Missouri indian, Oto indian, and chief of the Puncas Karl Bodmer - Library of Congress Permission details PD Author died more than 70 years agoView more Public Domainview terms File:Missouri indian Oto indian and chief of the Puncas 0040v.jpg Created: between 1840 and 1843 date QS:P571,+1840-00-00T00:00:00Z/8,P1319,+1840-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1326,+1843-00-00T00:00:00Z/9 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowWarren uniformly outp...more

  • Following the money for Ukrainegate. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter

    Oct 08 2019

    Photo: Photochrom Print CollectionTitle | St. Sophia Cathedral, Kiev, Russia, (i.e., Ukraine)Date | between 1890 and 1900 Dimensions | 1 photomechanical print : photochrom, color.Accession number | LCCN2001697426Credit line |  | This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs divisionunder the digital ID ppmsc.03818.This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still reqhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/cont...more

  • “Hong Kong has an idiot in charge” – Claudia Rosett watches from inside.

    Oct 08 2019

    Image: Streets of Hong Kong, 1865.Claudia Rosett, Independent Women’s Forum, in Hong Kong, an how the middle class is uncertain of the future. How are Hong Kong traders and bankers seeing events?  Extremely worried, esp since Carrie Lam refuses to do anything to accommodate the population.  A great city thrown into chaos by Communist China, with an idiot in charge and riot police going wherever they want.  Expect Internet shutdown.  If any leader emerges, China imprisons him. What do the people ...more

  • China 1, NBA 0. Houston Rockets manager praises freedom, risks being fired. Michael Yon & Gordon Chang

    Oct 08 2019

    Image:   A U.S. Naval Academy ("Navy") player, left, posts up a U.S. Military Academy ("Army") defender. Public domain..Michael Yon, Hong Kong reporter, & michaelyon on Facebook; and Gordon Chang, Daily Beast, on the Houston Rockets general manager angering China with a tweet on the Hong Kong Protests: “Fight for freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.” Beijing came down like a sledgehammer:  NBA in fear apparently will fire the manager, and what we’re seeing is that China will use economic leverage ...more

  • 4/4 Blackett's War: The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-Boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare, by Stephen Budiansky

    Oct 08 2019

    Image:  The Government Office for Science advises the UK Government on policy and decision-making based on robust scientific evidence and long-term thinking. It is led by the Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA), who reports to the Prime Minister and Cabinet.. Blackett's War: The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare, Stephen Budiansky (Author), John Lee (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher).  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged        The exciting history o...more

  • 3/4 Blackett's War: The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-Boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare, by Stephen Budiansky

    Oct 08 2019

    Image:  The Battle of the Atlantic.  Here: Dixie Arrow torpedoed off Cape Hatteras by U-71, 26 March 1942. Public domain.. Blackett's War: The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare, Stephen Budiansky (Author), John Lee (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher).  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged        The exciting history of a small group of British and American scientists who, during World War II, developed the new field of operational research to turn back the ti...more

  • 2/4 Blackett's War: The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-Boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare, by Stephen Budiansky

    Oct 08 2019

    Image:  Patrick Blackett, Baron Blackett, ca. 1950. Public domain.. Blackett's War: The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare, Stephen Budiansky (Author), John Lee (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher).  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged       The exciting history of a small group of British and American scientists who, during World War II, developed the new field of operational research to turn back the tide of German submarines—revolutionizing the way wars are...more

  • 1/4 Blackett's War: The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-Boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare, by Stephen Budiansky

    Oct 07 2019

    Image:   Imperial War Cabinet, 1917. Public domain.       British War Cabinet. Photograph shows the Imperial War Cabinet during World War I taken at 10 Downing Street, London, probably in March or April of 1917. Seated front row, left to right: unidentified, unidentified, George Curzon; first Marquess Curzon; Bonar Law, David Lloyd George, Robert Burden, William Massey, Jan Smuts. Middle row: unidentified, Ganga Singh, unidentified, Austen Chamberlain.. Blackett's War: The Men Who Defeated the N...more

  • 8/8 The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World, by Lincoln Paine

    Oct 07 2019

    Image:  Legend: "The great ships full of boys and girls sent in search of the immortal medicine (Hôraizan) by the Chinese Emperor Shih Huang Ti (Shikôtei), c. 219 BCE". A 19th century ukiyo-e by Kuniyoshi depicting the ships of the great sea expedition sent around 219 BC by the first Chinese Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, to find the legendary home of the immortals, the Mount Penglai, and retrieve the elixir of immortality. Public domain.. The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World, by L...more

  • 7/8 The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World, by Lincoln Paine

    Oct 07 2019

    Image: British Museum: "Assyrian warship 700-692 BC, from Nineveh, South-West Palace, Room VII, panel 11.  This ship was by Sennacherib. It is a bireme (dieris; Greek: διήρης), with two levels of oars. Shields are fastened around the superstructure, as on the fortifications of some city walls. The pointed bow is a ram, for holding enemy ships"     Permissions*: see below       To see a remarkable illustration of world commercial shipping:  https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/article/map-lets-you-v...more

  • 6/8 The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World, by Lincoln Paine

    Oct 07 2019

    Image: Indian vessel as shown in the Fra Mauro map (1460). Public domain.. The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World, by Lincoln Paine (Author) Tom Perkins (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged       A monumental retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cul...more

  • 5/8 The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World, by Lincoln Paine

    Oct 07 2019

    Image:  Map of the Arctic region showing the Northeast Passage, the Northern Sea Route within it, and the Northwest Passage.  Public domain.. The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World, by Lincoln Paine (Author) Tom Perkins (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged       A monumental retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, l...more

  • Best of Epstein: Socialism was weak then and is weak now. 1 of 2. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

    Oct 07 2019

    Photo: The Engels family house at Barmen (now in Wuppertal), GermanyThe original uploader was Manos at German Wikipedia. - Transferred from de.wikipedia to Commons. Engelshaus. An der Friedrich-Engels-Allee in Barmen gelegen. Dient heute als Teil des Museums für Frühindustrialisierung. Eigenes Bild. Aufgenommen 28.05.2005. Urheber: manos CC BY-SA 3.0 File:280505 001 Engelshaus Barmen.jpg Created: 21 September 2006 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitte...more

  • Best of Epstein: Socialism was weak then and is weak now. 2 of 2. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

    Oct 07 2019

    Photo:Engels in 1868[92] George Lester, Manchester photographer - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Engelss56fe1.jpg, uploaded 2006-01-16 by w:User:Bronks Engels in 1868 Permission details Public Domain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Engelss56fe1.jpg)View more Public Domainview terms File:Engels 1856.jpg  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowBest of Epstein: Socialism was weak then and is weak now.  2 of 2.  @RichardAEpstein ...more

  • 4/8 The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World, by Lincoln Paine

    Oct 07 2019

    Image:  USS Constitution participating in the bombardment of Tripoli, 3 August 1804.  Cornè, Michele Felice, 1752-1845, artist.  Public domain.. The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World, by Lincoln Paine (Author) Tom Perkins (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged       A monumental retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river...more

  • 3/8 The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World, by Lincoln Paine

    Oct 07 2019

    Image:  Hōkūleʻa, a modern replica of a Polynesian double-hulled voyaging canoe, is an example of a catamaran, one of the early sailing innovations of Austronesians that allowed the first human voyages across large distances of water.  (Hōkūle`a, a Hawaiian wa'a kaulua or voyaging canoe, sailing off Honolulu, photo taken from onboard the Chinese junk Princess Taiping, January 22, 2009.)Permissions*: see below. The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World, by Lincoln Paine (Author) T...more

  • 2/8 The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World, by Lincoln Paine

    Oct 07 2019

    Image:  The Battle of Lepanto in 1571. Public domain. See text below*. The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World, by Lincoln Paine (Author) Tom Perkins (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged       A monumental retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire culture...more

  • 1/8 The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World, by Lincoln Paine

    Oct 07 2019

    Image:  Phoenician trireme.  Public domain.. The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World, by Lincoln Paine (Author) Tom Perkins (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged       A monumental retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along ...more

  • Cycles of Time: 1 of 4: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Roger Penrose (Author), Bruce Mann (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)

    Oct 06 2019

    Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center The Big Bang left a permanent scare in the cosmic background, 5 billion light-years from EarthThe events surrounding the Big Bang were so cataclysmic that they left an indelible imprint on the fabric of the cosmos. We can detect these scars today by observing the oldest light in the universe. As it was created nearly 14 billion years ago, this light — which exists now as weak microwave radiation and is thus named the cosmic microwave background (CMB) — per...more

  • Cycles of Time: 2 of 4: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Roger Penrose (Author), Bruce Mann (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)

    Oct 06 2019

    Photo: Timeline of the universe. A representation of the evolution of the universe over 13.77 billion years. The far left depicts the earliest moment we can now probe, when a period of "inflation" produced a burst of exponential growth in the universe. (Size is depicted by the vertical extent of the grid in this graphic.) For the next several billion years, the expansion of the universe gradually slowed down as the matter in the universe pulled on itself via gravity. More recently, the expansion...more

  • Cycles of Time: 3 of 4: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Roger Penrose (Author), Bruce Mann (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)

    Oct 06 2019

    Photo:  NASA ID: GSFC_20171208_Archive_e000528 Keywords: Hubble Spies Big Bang Frontiers, big, galaxy, galaxies, bang,hubble, hubblespacetelescope, bingbang, macsj071753745 Album: Test Center: GSFC Creator: NASA Goddard Date Created: 2017-12-08 Visit GSFC Website  Observations by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have taken advantage of gravitational lensing to reveal the largest sample of the faintest and earliest known galaxies in the universe. Some of these galaxies formed just 600 mil...more

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

    Oct 06 2019

    Photo: This work, identified by PublicDomainFiles.com, is free of known copyright restrictions.Description:IRAQ (AFPN) -- Staff Sgt. Ron White gives direction to the volunteers who will help palletize ordnance for transportation to the explosive ordnance disposal site at Ali Base, Iraq. Sergeant White is assigned to the 407th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron.Creator:U.S. Air Force photoSource:US Air ForceViews:83Downloads:1Date Added:October 23, 2012 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp...more

  • The Battle of the Tanks: 1 of 4: Kursk, 1943 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Lloyd Clark (Author), David Baker (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Oct 06 2019

    Photo: Troops of Division Das Reich, Tiger I tank, in June 1943 before the battleBundesarchiv, Bild 101III-Zschaeckel-206-35 / Zschäckel, Friedrich / CC-BY-SA 3.0 CC BY-SA 3.0 de File:Bundesarchiv Bild 101III-Zschaeckel-206-35, Schlacht um Kursk, Panzer VI (Tiger I).jpg Created: June 1943date QS:P,+1943-06-00T00:00:00Z/10 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Battle of the Tanks: 1 of 4: Kursk, 1943  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged....more

  • The Battle of the Tanks: 2 of 4: Kursk, 1943 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Lloyd Clark (Author), David Baker (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Oct 06 2019

    Photo: Guderian being transported to the Eastern Front, 1943Oberst Ludwig v. Eimannsberger - Oberst Ludwig v. Eimannsberger Generaloberst Guderian Permission details This work is free and may be used by anyone for any purpose. If you wish to use this content, you do not need to request permission as long as you follow any licensing requirements mentioned on this page. Wikimedia has received an e-mail confirming that the copyright holder has approved publication under the terms mentioned on this...more

  • The Battle of the Tanks: 3 of 4: Kursk, 1943 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Lloyd Clark (Author), David Baker (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Oct 06 2019

    Photo: A Raupenschlepper Ost, designed in response to the poor roads of Russia, moves materiel up shortly before the Kursk offensive.Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-022-2925-17 / Wolff/Altvater / CC-BY-SA 3.0 CC BY-SA 3.0 de File:Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-022-2925-17, Russland, motorisierte Truppen.jpg http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Battle of the Tanks: 3 of 4: Kursk, 1943  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Lloyd Clark (Author), David Ba...more

  • The Battle of the Tanks: 4 of 4: Kursk, 1943 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Lloyd Clark (Author), David Baker (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

    Oct 06 2019

    Photo: A Soviet machine gun crew during the Battle of Kursk.Unknown - "The Eastern Front in Photographs", John Erickson At Kursk, the Red Army committed more than a million men, more than 3,275 tanks and 25,000 guns and mortars. Soviet riflemen like these had to hold off "tank fists" and German assault infantry supported by dive-bombers and heavy artillery fire. Soviet losses at Kursk amounted to 177,847 men killed, missing or wounded. Permission details This file is a Ukrainian or Ukrainian SS...more

  • InSight is not nominal. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Oct 06 2019

    Photo: NASA InSight's Robotic Arm Helps Out its Mole on Mars: NASA’s InSight lander on Mars is trying to use its robotic arm to get the mission’s heat flow probe, or mole, digging again. InSight team engineer Ashitey Trebbi-Ollennu, based at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, explains what has been attempted and the game plan for the coming weeks. The next tactic they'll try will be "pinning" the mole against the hole it's in. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltechhttp://JohnBatchelorS...more

  • Destination SpaceX Moon. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Oct 06 2019

    Photo: English: Cover of Fawcett Comics's adaptation of Destination Moon.Date | 1950Source | http://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=16288Author | Fawcett Comics/George Pal ProductionsPermission(Reusing this file) |  | This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between 1924 and 1963 and although there may or may not have been a copyright notice, the copyright was not renewed. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @Batchelo...more

  • Widespread Iraq demonstrations against "corrupt" Baghdad regime. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

    Oct 05 2019

    Photo: German Baghdad Railway.Päiväys | Photo taken between 1900 and 1910.Lähde |  | Tämä image on saatavilla Yhdysvaltain kongressin kirjaston http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowWidespread Iraq demonstrations against "corrupt" Baghdad regime. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_preshttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/04/iraq-police-open-fire-protesters-baghdad-fourth-day-unrest

  • The New American Civil War: 2 of 2: Did the Redeemer Nation start on 6/6/44 and end on 9/11/01? Michael Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis

    Oct 05 2019

    Photo: Seabees landing on D-Day, WWIIDescription: The 111th Naval Construction Battalion landing at Omaha Beach before the Mulberry was installed, 6 June 1944. Ships unloading on the beach while barrage balloons hover overhead. The Seabees constructed and operated camps for naval personnel behind the invasion beaches. On D-Day plus 6, work began on a beach camp designed to accommodate 6000 men.  Date: June 6, 1944 Creator/Photographer: 111th NCB Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication....more

  • The New American Civil War: 1 of 2: Did the Redeemer Nation start on 6/6/44 and end on 9/11/01? Michael Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis

    Oct 05 2019

    Photo: D-Day: The Normandy InvasionMembers of a landing party help injured Soldiers to safety on Utah Beach during the Allied Invasion of Europe on D-Day, June 6, 1944. www.army.mil/d-day http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe New American Civil War: 1 of 2: Did the Redeemer Nation start on 6/6/44 and end on 9/11/01? Michael Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis 

  • Iran's Subterranean Missile City & What is to be done? Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

    Oct 05 2019

    Photo: Remainings of Persepolis near Shiraz, Iranhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowIran's Subterranean Missile City & What is to be done? Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_preshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_underground_missile_bases

  • Impeachment and Senate Trial: 2 of 2: "You can't do this in less than two years." @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

    Oct 05 2019

    Photo: Taking the Vote on the Impeachment of President Johnson, Senate Chamber, Washington, D.C., May 16th, 1868. – Senator Ross, of Kansas, Voting "Not Guilty." – Wood engraving, black and white, after James E. Taylor. – To the right on the dais: two Senate Pages.Date | 1868Source | Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, June 6, 1886, https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/art/common/image/Ga_chamber_38_00378a.htmAuthor | Unknownhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/sche...more

  • Impeachment and Senate Trial: 1 of 2: "Impeachment on evidence that would be manifestly inadmissible..." @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

    Oct 05 2019

    Photo:The Last speech on impeachment--Thaddeus Stevens closing the debate in the House, March 2.Date | Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, 1868 March 21, p. 180.Source |  | This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs divisionunder the digital ID cph.3c06848. https://www.hoover.org/research/ludicrous-impeachment-chargehttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowImpeachment and Senate Trial: 1 of 2:  "Impe...more

  • Bailout: 4 of 4: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street Jul 24, 2012. by Neil Barofsky , Joe Barrett , Inc. Blackstone Audio Audible Audiobook

    Oct 05 2019

    Photo: United States Department of the Treasury Joebengo - Originally from en.wikipedia; description page is/was here. Original uploader was Joebengo at en.wikipedia The U.S. Treasury building, Washington D.C. Permission details This work has been released into the public domain by its author, Joebengo at the Wikipediaproject. This applies worldwide. In case this is not legally possible: Joebengo grants anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such con...more

  • Bailout: 3 of 4: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street Jul 24, 2012. by Neil Barofsky , Joe Barrett , Inc. Blackstone Audio

    Oct 05 2019

    Photo: Reserve balances with U.S. Federal Reserve Banks, 1995-2008 and 2008, in billions of U.S. dollars w:Federal Reserve System FRED economic data system, U.S. Government - http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/Raw Data: http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/data/WRESBAL.txt Reserve Balances with w:U.S. Federal Reserve Banks, Weekly, 1995-2008 in Billions of Dollars Public Domain File:EESA128.png http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorSho...more

  • Bailout: 2 of 4: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street Jul 24, 2012. by Neil Barofsky , Joe Barrett , Inc. Blackstone Audio

    Oct 05 2019

    Photo: 74 yea – 21 nay congress.org - congress.org Map detailing the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 Senate vote. Public Domain File:7bil-bailout-senateVOTE.png http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowBailout: 2 of 4: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street Jul 24, 2012. by Neil Barofsky , Joe Barrett , Inc. Blackstone Audio  Audible Audiobookhttps://www.amazon.com/Neil-M.-Baro...more

  • Bailout: 1 of 4: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street Jul 24, 2012. by Neil Barofsky , Joe Barrett , Inc. Blackstone Audio

    Oct 05 2019

    Photo: President Bush meets with Congressional members, including presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama, at the White House to discuss the bailout, September 25, 2008.[25] White House photo by David Bohrer - White House President George W. Bush speaks during a meeting with Bicameral and Bipartisan members of Congress Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. Included in the meeting with the President are, from left: Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., House Minorit...more

  • 2/2 Seb Gorka amuses us with Pres Trump’s enjoying the impeachment game

    Oct 04 2019

    Image:  The 1868 House impeachment committee (from a photograph by Mathew Brady), seated (left to right): Benjamin F. Butler, Thaddeus Stevens, Thomas Williams, John A. Bingham, standing (left to right): James F. Wilson, George S. Boutwell, John A. Logan.  Public domain..Sebastian Gorka, America First radio, and author, The War for America’s Soul, on DS 17 and a MIRVd rocket in the Chinese parade; not a peaceful power celebrating its seventieth birthday.   “I predict no trade deal: the Chinese d...more

  • 1/2 Seb Gorka amuses us with Pres Trump’s enjoying the impeachment game

    Oct 04 2019

    Image:  John Tyler was the first president whom some in Congress tried to get rid of. Public domain..Sebastian Gorka, America First radio and author, The War for America’s Soul, in re:  Just landed from a long-haul flight to Rome with Secretary Pompeo; on landing here, I saw amazing sound bites of the president. He never backs down; has a spine of rebar.   Nancy Pelosi takes as [serious] allegations by  an unknown person whose information came from unknown persons. There doesn't exist an “impeac...more

  • Nancy Pelosi is play-acting an impeachment inquiry. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @WJR

    Oct 04 2019

    Photo: Impeachment of Andrew Johnson.Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper - http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/image/Johnson_Impeachment_Trial.htm Impeachment of President Johnson Public Domain File:Senate-Johnson-Impeachment-Trials.jpg Created: 27 March 1868 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowNancy Pelosi is play-acting an impeachment inquiry. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @WJRhttps://thehill.com/opinion/whit...more

  • The Get-Barr-Before-Barr-Gets-Us Scenario. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @WJR

    Oct 04 2019

    Photo: Roy Bean holding court while sitting on a barrel and holding his law book in 1900.Photographer not named - This media is available in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration, cataloged under the National Archives Identifier (NAID) 530985. "Judge Roy Bean, the `Law West of the Pecos,' holding court at the old town of Langtry, Texas in 1900, trying a horse thief. This building was courthouse and saloon. No other peace officers in the locality at that time." Permiss...more

  • Smearing Barr inadvertently creates the global map of the origins of Russiagate. 2 of 2 @LeeSmithDC

    Oct 04 2019

    Photo: A rugby league match at Canberra Stadium *Paul*} - Own work by the original uploader Canberra Stadium 19 March 2005, Canberra Raiders (green) vs. Canterbury Bulldogs (white), NSWRL Premier League Public Domain File:BruceStadium19032005.JPG Created: 18 March 2005 Location: 35° 15′ 0″ S, 149° 6′ 9.72″ E http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowSmearing Barr inadvertently creates the global map of the origins of Russiagate. 2 of 2 @L...more

  • Smearing Barr inadvertently creates the global map of the origins of Russiagate. 1 of 2 @LeeSmithDC

    Oct 04 2019

    Photo: 15th-century illustration depicting the Sack of Rome (410) by the Visighotic king Alaric I Maïtre François (illuminator) - Augustine, La Cité de Dieu (Vol. I). Translation from the Latin by Raoul de Presles Augustine, La Cité de Dieu (Vol. I). Translation from the Latin by Raoul de Presles: Sack of Rome by Alaric - sacred vessels are brought to a church for safety (2nd of 2 images). Place of origin, date: Paris, Maïtre François (illuminator); c. 1475; 1478-1480 Material: Vellum, ff. 467,...more

  • 4/4 Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, by Candice Millard (author), Paul Michael (narrator), Random House Audio (publisher)

    Oct 04 2019

    Image: Garfield, shot by Charles J. Guiteau, collapses as Secretary of State Blaine gestures for help. Engraving from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.. Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, by Candice Millard (Author), Paul Michael (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher); Audible Audiobook – Unabridged       James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderk...more

  • 3/4 Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, by Candice Millard (author), Paul Michael (narrator), Random House Audio (publisher)

    Oct 04 2019

    Image:  Throughout his political career, Garfield favored the gold standard and decried attempts to increase the money supply through the issuance of paper money not backed by gold, and later, through the free and unlimited coinage of silver.  Here, the greenback he despised. Public domain.. Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, by Candice Millard (Author), Paul Michael (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher); Audible Audiobook – Unabridged       ...more

  • 2/4 Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, by Candice Millard (author), Paul Michael (narrator), Random House Audio (publisher)

    Oct 04 2019

      Image:  Replica of the log cabin where Garfield was born. Public domain,. Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, by Candice Millard (Author), Paul Michael (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher); Audible Audiobook – Unabridged       James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. ...more

  • 1/4 Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, by Candice Millard (author), Paul Michael (narrator), Random House Audio (publisher)

    Oct 04 2019

    Painting:  Official White House portrait of James A Garfield, 20th President of the United States. Public domain.. Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, by Candice Millard (Author), Paul Michael (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher); Audible Audiobook – Unabridged       James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renow...more

  • Chinese state runs out of Hong Kong options when fighting children. Gordon Chang, The Daily Beast.

    Oct 03 2019

    Image: Armband of Chinese People's Armed Police Force (“PAP”). Public domain..Gordon Chang on the Chinese state. Beijing tries to intimidate with its weapons parade; does have ambitions beyond its borders.  Xi Jinping; China’s few or no options on Hong Kong.   Almost no one under the age of thirty identifies himself as “Chinese”; rather, as from Hong Kong. On the eve of a second Taiwan?  Taiwanese have a hundred miles between them and Mainland, and also the support of the US, both of which prote...more

  • Beijing ramps up HK police violence – not to its advantage. Michael Yon, Facebook/MichaelYonfanpage

    Oct 03 2019

    Image:  View of Victoria Town, Island of Hong Kong, 1850.       This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or fewer.  Permissions*--also see below..Michael Yon, Hong Kong reporter; also doing Facebook live streaming: Facebook/MichaelYonfanpage ; on: Hong Kong police are occasionally violent with demonstrators. An Indonesian journo was hit and lost an eye. They’ve grabbed me, demanded that I...more

  • Transforming health and happiness with NJDiet.com: Seven short stories. Dr Arthur Turovets, NJDIET.com

    Oct 03 2019

    Photo: Common culinary fruits. Bananas, apples, pears, strawberries, oranges, grapes, canary melons, water melon, cantaloupe, pineapple and mango. Picture by Bill Ebbesen,Date | 8 May 2010 (according to Exif data)http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowTransforming health and happiness with NJDiet.com: Seven short stories. Dr Arthur Turovets, NJDIET.comhttps://www.njdiet.com/about-us/ We give a personalized calorie count, specifically cal...more

  • Armenia-Iran aggression against neighboring Azerbaijan.@ProfBShaffer Georgetown University.

    Oct 03 2019

    Photo: The Sarsang Reservoir "This photo is taken by Sergey Yakovlev" Sarsang reservoir from Drmbon village, Martakert region, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (Republic of Azerbaijan) CC BY 3.0 File:Sarsang reservoir P1090881.JPG Created: 10 September 2009 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowArmenia-Iran aggression against neighboring Azerbaijan.@ProfBShaffer Georgetown University. https://news.az/articles/karabakh/142083On Oct.1 night, th...more

  • What does Moon get from nuke talks with Kim? Bruce Bechtol, author, North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa: Enabling Violence and Instability. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    Oct 03 2019

    Photo: Reception Center at Cheongwadae or "Blue House", the South Korean presidential residence in Seoul South Korea. Korea-Seoul-Blue_House_(Cheongwadae)_Reception_Center_0688&9-07.jpg: Steve46814 derivative work: Humorahead01 (talk) - Korea-Seoul-Blue_House_(Cheongwadae)_Reception_Center_0688&9-07.jpg CC BY-SA 3.0 File:Korea-Seoul-Blue House (Cheongwadae) Reception Center 0688&9-07 cropped.jpg Created: 2010-08-05 03:14 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow....more

  • US-North Korea nuke weapon talks about talks. Bruce Bechtol, author, North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa: Enabling Violence and Instability. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    Oct 03 2019

    Photo: Site of negotiations in 1951Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. - File:Panmunjom, Korea, the site of military armistice negotiations between representatives of the Communist forces... - NARA - 531418.tif (NAIL Control Number: NWDNS-111-SC-383310) (ARC=531418) Panmunjom, Korea, the site of military armistice negotiations between representatives of the Communist forces fighting in Korea, and United Nations forces representatives. Public Domain...more

  • North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa: Enabling Violence and Instability Hardcover – August 22, 2018. by Bechtol Jr., Bruce E. (Author)

    Oct 03 2019

    Photo: Before and after picture of building struck during Operation Orchard in Syria... ((one of the photos should be rotated 180 degrees))US government - Found at CNN but released by US government. Permission details public domainView more Public Domainview terms File:Syrian Reactor Before After.jpg Uploaded: 2008-04-25 14:43:04 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa: ...more

  • North Korea Boomer can deliver a nuke-capable medium range missile. Bruce Bechtol, author, North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa: Enabling Violence and Instability. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    Oct 03 2019

    Photo: An aerial starboard bow view of a Soviet Golf II class ballistic missile submarine underway. Date Shot: 1 Oct 1985 SOURCE: http://www.dodmedia.osd.mil/Assets/1986/Navy/DN-SN-86-00740.JPEG View author information Public Domain File:Image Submarine Golf II class.jpg Uploaded: 2007-11-05 08:30:37 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowNorth Korea Boomer can deliver a nuke-capable medium range missile. Bruce Bechtol, author, North Kor...more

  • 4 /4 The Second Nuclear Age: Strategy, Danger, and the New Power Politics, by Paul Bracken

    Oct 03 2019

    Image:  The U.S. and USSR conducted hundreds of nuclear tests, including the Desert Rock exercises at the Nevada Test Site, USA, pictured above during the Korean War to familiarize their soldiers with conducting operations and counter-measures around nuclear detonations, as the Korean War threatened to expand.  Public domain.. The Second Nuclear Age: Strategy, Danger, and the New Power Politics, by Paul Bracken       A leading international security strategist offers a compelling new way to "thi...more

  • 3/4 The Second Nuclear Age: Strategy, Danger, and the New Power Politics, by Paul Bracken

    Oct 03 2019

    Image:     Map of nuclear-armed states of the world.    Light blue:  NPT-designated nuclear weapon states (China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States) Red: Other states with nuclear weapons (India, North Korea, Pakistan)   Yellow: Other states presumed to have nuclear weapons (Israel)   Dark blue: NATO member nuclear weapons sharing states (Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey)   Green: States formerly possessing nuclear weapons (Belarus, Kazakhstan, South Africa, Ukraine)....more

  • 2/4 The Second Nuclear Age: Strategy, Danger, and the New Power Politics, by Paul Bracken

    Oct 03 2019

    Image: Cartoon by the brilliant Herblock, from 29 April 1954.         During World War II, the United States government funded a massive scientific and engineering project to build an atomic bomb. It shared information on this project with its French and British allies, but not the Soviet Union. However, because of Soviet infiltration into the American project, the Soviet government was aware of the bomb project all along.        Source: The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio Sta...more

  • 1 /4 The Second Nuclear Age: Strategy, Danger, and the New Power Politics, by Paul Bracken

    Oct 03 2019

    Photo:   At Hanford, Washington, the first of three huge, related government facilities.  At Hanford, the Department of Energy long produced plutonium for the morethan 60,000 weapons built for the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Here, its underground tank farm with 12 of the site's 177 waste storage tanks.       The Hanford facility housed the historic B Reactor, the world's first plutonium production reactor.  Radioactivity was released from 1944 to 1971 into the Columbia River. Public domain.. The Secon...more

  • Musk preps PR for Starship for Destination Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Oct 03 2019

    Photo: This is a poster for Destination Moon (film). The poster art copyright is believed to belong to the distributor of the film, the publisher of the film or the graphic artist.Source Fair use File:Destination-moon-movie-poster-md.jpg Uploaded: 2019-08-09 00:02:36 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowMusk preps PR for Starship for Destination Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.comhttps://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of...more

  • Law of the Desert Born (Graphic Novel): 2 of 2: A Graphic Novel Kindle Edition. by Louis L'Amour (Author), Beau L'Amour (Author), Kathy Nolan (Author), & 1 more

    Oct 03 2019

    Photo: http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Law of the Desert Born (Graphic Novel): 2 of 2: A Graphic Novel Kindle Edition. by Louis L'Amour  (Author), Beau L'Amour  (Author), Kathy Nolan (Author), & 1 more https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EEBMQP8/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i3The first graphic novel adaptation of the work of master storyteller Louis L’Amour is a dynamic tale of the Old West that explores the borderlan...more

  • Law of the Desert Born (Graphic Novel): 1 of 2: A Graphic Novel Kindle Edition. by Louis L'Amour (Author), Beau L'Amour (Author), Kathy Nolan (Author), & 1 more

    Oct 03 2019

    Photo: Santa Rita vintage photo in New Mexico. Photo by Public Domain.http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Law of the Desert Born (Graphic Novel): 1 of 2: A Graphic Novel Kindle Edition. by Louis L'Amour  (Author), Beau L'Amour  (Author), Kathy Nolan (Author), & 1 more https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EEBMQP8/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i3The first graphic novel adaptation of the work of master storyteller Louis L’Amou...more

  • Curiosity begins the search for organic chemistry on Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

    Oct 03 2019

    Photo: Mars Nasahttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowCuriosity begins the search for organic chemistry on Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.comhttps://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/curiosity-to-use-first-of-nine-wet-chemistry-cups/

  • Tales of the New Cold War: 1 of 2: Broken Ukraine gets back into the picture. Stephen F. Cohen @NYU @Princeton eastwestaccord.com.

    Oct 02 2019

    Photo: hotochrom Print CollectionTitle | Krestchatik, (i.e., Kreshchatik), street, Kiev, Russia, (i.e., Ukraine)Date | between 1890 and 1900 Dimensions | 1 photomechanical print : photochrom, color.Accession number | LCCN2001697433http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowTales of the New Cold War: 1 of 2: Broken Ukraine gets back into the picture. Stephen F. Cohen @NYU @Princeton eastwestaccord.com.

  • Tales of the New Cold War: 2 of 2: Broken Ukraine gets back into the picture. Stephen F. Cohen @NYU @Princeton eastwestaccord.com.

    Oct 02 2019

    Photo: Kiev UniversityPhotochrom Print CollectionTitle | View of University, Kiev, Russia, (i.e., Ukraine)Date | between 1890 and 1900 Dimensions | 1 photomechanical print : photochrom, color.Accession number | LCCN2001697437http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowTales of the New Cold War: 2 of 2: Broken Ukraine gets back into the picture. Stephen F. Cohen @NYU @Princeton eastwestaccord.com.

  • The Hong Kong Police shoot to kill. @CRosett, Independent Women's Forum

    Oct 02 2019

    Photo: http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe Hong Kong Police shoot to kill. @CRosett, Independent Women's Forum

  • Pelosi runs out of calendar for Impeachment and Trial. @HooverWhalen @HooverInst

    Oct 02 2019

    Photo: John Bingham and Thaddeus Stevens before the Senate presenting the vote on the president's impeachment by the HouseSketch by Theodore R. Davis - Harper's weekly, v. 12, no. 585 (1868 March 14), p. 161. Transferred from en.wikipedia Impeachment - Thaddeus Stevens and John A. Bingham before the Senate. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowPelosi runs out of calendar for Impeachment and Trial. @HooverWhalen @HooverInsthttps://www....more

  • Warren is an ideologue, like Sumner: not a pol like Seward. @LizPeek

    Oct 02 2019

    Photo: Sumner ca. 1850Southworth & Hawes - Metropolitan Museum of Art Warren is an ideologue, like Sumner: not a pol like Seward. @LizPeek Permission details This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or fewer. You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States. Note that a few countries have copyright terms long...more

  • The whole world is weak manufacturing & What is to be done? @LizPeek @FoxNews

    Oct 02 2019

    Photo: English: Photograph shows a view of the rail yard beneath the lower Sixth street viaduct on the east side of Atchison, Kansas. Also visible are freight cars (including Missouri Pacific, Texas & Pacific, Kansas City, Fort Scott, & Memphis railway cars), and the business, church, and residence buildings of eastern Atchison.Date | circa 1880-1900Source | http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/210449Author | Unknown | This work is in the public domain  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contactht...more

  • 4/4 The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today, by Thomas E. Ricks

    Oct 02 2019

    Image: Operation Desert Storm.   Clockwise from top: USAF F-15Es, F-16s, and a F-15C flying over burning Kuwaiti oil wells; British troops from the Staffordshire Regiment in Operation Granby; camera view from a Lockheed AC-130; the Highway of Death; M728 Combat Engineer Vehicle.   Permissions: Author: User:Acdx    I, the copyright holder of this work, release this work into the public domain. This applies worldwide.  In some countries this may not be legally possible; if so: I grant anyone the r...more

  • 3/4 The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today, by Thomas E. Ricks

    Oct 02 2019

    Image:  General David Howell Petraeus.  United States Department of Defense http://www.centcom.mil/images/stories/petraeushi.jpg  Public domain.. The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today, by Thomas E. Ricks An epic history of the decline of American military leadership—from the bestselling author of Fiasco and Churchill and Orwell.        While history has been kind to the American generals of World War II—Marshall, Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley—it has been less kind ...more

  • 2/4 The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today, by Thomas E. Ricks

    Oct 02 2019

    Image: Roman legion. Reenactment of XXX Ulpia Victrix legion by LEGIO XXX ULPIA TRAIANA VICTRIX ONLUS, Rome, 2007. Permissions*: see below.. The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today, by Thomas E. Ricks An epic history of the decline of American military leadership—from the bestselling author of Fiasco and Churchill and Orwell.        While history has been kind to the American generals of World War II—Marshall, Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley—it has been less kind to th...more

  • 1/4 The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today, by Thomas E. Ricks

    Oct 02 2019

    Image:  The 1900 VMI Keydets football team photo (George C. Marshall [left tackle] is in the middle row, second from right). Public domain.. The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today, by Thomas E. Ricks              news.usni.org  . . . Fiasco [an earlier book by Thomas Ricks] contributed to a reassessment of military strategy in Iraq and focused attention on the failures of American military leadership in that war. One of the most pointed indictments came from inside th...more

  • Beethoven: The Universal Composer (Eminent Lives) Paperback – by Edmund Morris (Author)

    Oct 01 2019

    Photo: Deutsch: Einzug der siegreichen französischen Armee in Wien am 13. November 1805, kolorierter KupferstichEnglish: The Triumphal Entry into Vienna of the Grand Army under the Orders of the Emperor Napoleon, November 1805Français : Entrée Triomphante de la grande Armée dans la ville de Vienne, sous les ordres de Napoleon 1., Empereur des francais et Roi d'Italie : de 22 Brumaire An 14 (13. Novembre 1805) / Dessinée sur les Lieux par Ziegler. Déposé à la Bibliotheque Imp[eri]ale. - Paris : B...more

  • Searching for Einstein in the Heavens. Ken Croswell

    Oct 01 2019

    Photo: The Milky Way GalaxyNASA/JPL-Caltech/ESO/R. Hurt - http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1339g/ This detailed artist’s impression shows the structure of the Milky Way, including the location of the spiral arms and other components such as the bulge. This version of the image has been updated to include the most recent mapping of the shape of the central bulge deduced from survey data from ESO’s VISTA telescope at the Paranal Observatory. Public Domain File:Artist’s impression of the Milky...more

  • Our Family Dreams: 1 of 4: The Fletchers' Adventures in Nineteenth Century America. by Daniel Blake Smith (Author)

    Oct 01 2019

    Photo: Image from page 225 of "History and description of New England. New Hampshire" (1860) Identifier: historydescripti00cool Title: History and description of New England. New Hampshire Year: 1860 (1860s) Authors:  Coolidge, A. J. (Austin Jacobs) Mansfield, J. B. (John Brainard), 1826-1886 Subjects:  New Hampshire -- History New Hampshire -- Description and travel Publisher:  Boston, A.J. Coolidge Contributing Library:  The Library of Congress Digitizing Sponsor:  Sloan Foundation    Vie...more

  • Our Family Dreams: 2 of 4: The Fletchers' Adventures in Nineteenth Century America. by Daniel Blake Smith (Author)

    Oct 01 2019

    Photo: Image from page 226 of "History and description of New England. Vermont" (1860) Identifier: historydescrip00cool Title: History and description of New England. Vermont Year: 1860 (1860s) Authors:  Coolidge, A. J. (Austin Jacobs) Mansfield, J. B. (John Brainard), 1826-1886 Subjects:  Vermont -- Description and travel Vermont -- History Publisher:  Boston, A. J. Coolidge Contributing Library:  New York Public Library Digitizing Sponsor:  MSN    View Book Page: Book Viewer About This B...more

  • Our Family Dreams: 3 of 4: The Fletchers' Adventures in Nineteenth Century America. by Daniel Blake Smith (Author)

    Oct 01 2019

    Photo: Image from page 124 of "History and description of New England. New Hampshire" (1860) Identifier: historydescripti00cool Title: History and description of New England. New Hampshire Year: 1860 (1860s) Authors:  Coolidge, A. J. (Austin Jacobs) Mansfield, J. B. (John Brainard), 1826-1886 Subjects:  New Hampshire -- History New Hampshire -- Description and travel Publisher:  Boston, A.J. Coolidge Contributing Library:  The Library of Congress Digitizing Sponsor:  Sloan Foundation    Vie...more

  • Our Family Dreams: 4 of 4: The Fletchers' Adventures in Nineteenth Century America. by Daniel Blake Smith (Author)

    Oct 01 2019

    Photo: Title: History and description of New England. New Hampshire Year: 1860 (1860s) Authors:  Coolidge, A. J. (Austin Jacobs) Mansfield, J. B. (John Brainard), 1826-1886 Subjects:  New Hampshire -- History New Hampshire -- Description and travel Publisher:  Boston, A.J. Coolidge Contributing Library:  The Library of Congress Digitizing Sponsor:  Sloan Foundation    View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book  Click here to view book ...more

  • 2/2 Vera Gran: The Accused, by Agata Tuszynska. Hardcover Deckle Edge.

    Oct 01 2019

    Image: The photo presents Wiera Gran, a singer, at her home in Paris, taken on November 11, 2003 by Jerzy Placzkiewicz. Ms Gran is holding one of her posters. It is from her Alhambra Cabaret performances. On that occasion, Ms Gran presented 17 posters of her artistic activity both in Poland and in France to Mr Płaczkiewicz.  Вера Гран в Париже, 2003 год.   *Permissions: see below... Vera Gran: The Accused, by Agata Tuszynska.  Hardcover Deckle Edge.         The extraordinary, controversial story...more

  • 1/2 Vera Gran: The Accused, by Agata Tuszynska. Hardcover Deckle Edge.

    Oct 01 2019

    Image:  Wiera Gran, real name Dwojra Grynberg (20 April 1916 – 19 November 2007) was a Polish singer and actress. Book cover: fair use.. Vera Gran: The Accused, by Agata Tuszynska.  Hardcover Deckle Edge.       The extraordinary, controversial story of Vera Gran, beautiful, exotic prewar Polish singing star; legendary, sensual contralto, Dietrich-like in tone, favorite of the 1930s Warsaw nightclubs, celebrated before, and during, her year in the Warsaw Ghetto (spring 1941–summer 1942) . . . and...more

  • 2 /2 The Language of Pain: Finding Words, Compassion, and Relief; by David Biro MD. Hardcover – January 18, 2010

    Oct 01 2019

    Image: Bayer heroin bottle, originally containing 5 grams of heroin substance. The label on the back refer to the 1924 US ban, and has a batch number stamp starting with 27, so it probably dates from the 1920s.  Public domain.. The Language of Pain: Finding Words, Compassion, and Relief, by David Biro        Pain regularly accompanies illness, as David Biro knows only too well. Faced with a bone marrow transplant, the young doctor was determined to study his pain but found himself unable to arti...more

  • 1 /2 The Language of Pain: Finding Words, Compassion, and Relief; by David Biro MD. Hardcover – January 18, 2010

    Oct 01 2019

    Image:  Jack London, author of “The White Silence,” which speaks of extreme pain;  London at the age of nine with his dog Rollo, in 1885, Public domain. . The Language of Pain: Finding Words, Compassion, and Relief, by David Biro        Pain regularly accompanies illness, as David Biro knows only too well. Faced with a bone marrow transplant, the young doctor was determined to study his pain but found himself unable to articulate its depths, even to his doctors and wife. He has now discovered a ...more

  • 4/4 Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century, by Michael Hiltzik

    Sep 30 2019

    Image:  Apache Indians employed as high-scalers on the construction of Hoover Dam. –  U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Public domain..Michael Hiltzik's history of Hoover Dam has an ambitious subtitle: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century . . . Although Hiltzik spends part of the introduction and most of the last chapter discussing how Hoover Dam's control of the Colorado River has facilitated the growth of desert cities such as Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Las Vegas, ...more

  • 3 /4 Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century, by Michael Hiltzik

    Sep 30 2019

    Image: Workers on a "jumbo rig," used for drilling the Hoover Dam's tunnels. Public domain..Michael Hiltzik's history of Hoover Dam has an ambitious subtitle: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century . . . Although Hiltzik spends part of the introduction and most of the last chapter discussing how Hoover Dam's control of the Colorado River has facilitated the growth of desert cities such as Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Las Vegas, the meat of the book is concerned with the political and bus...more

  • 2/4 Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century, by Michael Hiltzik

    Sep 30 2019

    Image:  Photograph of the Hoover Dam (formerly Boulder Dam) from Across the Colorado River; From the series Ansel Adams Photographs of National Parks and Monuments, compiled 1941 - 1942, documenting the period ca. 1933 - 1942. Public domain..Michael Hiltzik's history of Hoover Dam has an ambitious subtitle: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century . . . Although Hiltzik spends part of the introduction and most of the last chapter discussing how Hoover Dam's control of the Colorado River...more

  • 1 /4 Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century, by Michael Hiltzik

    Sep 30 2019

    Image:   Aerial view of Hoover Dam, Nevada-Arizona. Permissions*:  see below. .Michael Hiltzik's history of Hoover Dam has an ambitious subtitle: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century . . . Although Hiltzik spends part of the introduction and most of the last chapter discussing how Hoover Dam's control of the Colorado River has facilitated the growth of desert cities such as Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Las Vegas, the meat of the book is concerned with the political and business persona...more

  • 2/2 Ganja archaeology: Russians conquered the Persians in the 19 Century; Ottomans had taken over from the Byzantines in the 15 Century. Dr Elnur Hasanov, Senior Specialist, Ganja Branch of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences

    Sep 30 2019

    Lithograph: Persian defeat at Elisavetpole. Литография Г. Беггрова по оригиналу В. Машкова - runivers.ru. Public Domain .Dr Elnur Hasanov, Senior Specialist, Ganja Branch of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences: In Ganja, the Russians conquered the Persians here in the Nineteenth Century, while the Ottomans took over from the Byzantines in the Fifteenth Century. [Elisabethpol was a Russian name for Ganja; see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russo-Persian_War_(1826–1828)]

  • 1/2 The 4,000-yr-old Ganja & ancient kurgans; Persians, Buddhists, Zoroastrians conquered; with Dr Elnur Hasanov, Senior Specialist, Ganja Branch of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences

    Sep 30 2019

    Image:  Sarmatian Kurgan, 4th century BC, Fillipovka, South Urals, Russia. A dig led by Russian Academy of Sciences Archeology Institute Prof. L. Yablonsky excavated this kurgan in 2006. It’s the first kurgan known to have been completely destroyed and then rebuilt to its original appearance. Public domain.       A kurgan (Russian: курга́н) is a tumulus, a type of burial mound or barrow, heaped over a burial chamber, often of wood. The Russian noun, already attested in Old East Slavic, comes fro...more

  • Visions of Infinity: 4 of 4: The Great Mathematical Problems 1st Edition by Ian Stewart (Author)

    Sep 30 2019

    Photo:English: Tsarevich Nikolai Aleksandrovich (later Nicholas II) (fifth from left) during his trip in Egypt. Third from left Prince N. D. Obolensky, forth V. A. Baryatinsky, sixth Hereditary Prince Swedish and Norwegian general Erikson, seventh Greek Prince George.Date | 1890Source | Записки скучного человека - Путешествие Цесаревича Николая на Восток. 1890-1891Author | Unknown Camera location | 29° 58′ 30.11″ N, 31° 08′ 17.2″ E    | View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Googl...more

  • Visions of Infinity: 3 of 4: The Great Mathematical Problems 1st Edition by Ian Stewart (Author)

    Sep 30 2019

    Photo:  The Sphinx, with sand cleared away and two pyramids visible, on either side of its head.Date | 1890Source |  | This image comes from the Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA) where it is available at the following Uniform Resource Identifier: 21425.Original source: Edwards, Amelia B. "A Thousand Miles up the Nile." George Routledge and Sons, Limited: London, 1890. p 489.This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. ...more

  • Visions of Infinity: 2 of 4: The Great Mathematical Problems 1st Edition by Ian Stewart (Author)

    Sep 30 2019

    Photo: English: book illustrationDate | 1890Source |  | This file has been extracted from another file:  Desmazures - Cours d'archéologie, les Indes, l'Égypte, l'Assyrie, la Palestine, 1890.djvu | Author | Canada Bank Note Cohttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Visions of Infinity: 2 of 4:  The Great Mathematical Problems 1st Edition by Ian Stewart  (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Visions-Infinity-Great-Mathematical-Problems-dp-0465022...more

  • Visions of Infinity: 1 of 4: The Great Mathematical Problems 1st Edition by Ian Stewart (Author)

    Sep 30 2019

    Photo: Lord Carnarvon, his daughter Lady Evelyn Herbert and Howard Carter at the top of the steps leading to the newly discovered tomb of Tutankhamun, November 1922.[10] Harry Burton (Photographer) - The Griffith Institute Archive. Harry Burton’s photos of Tutankhamun’s Tomb taken in 1922 are on the Griffith Institute Archive with the note: “This material is published with full and free access, providing a comprehensive online resource for all audiences.” See: http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/discov...more

  • Five-star hotel: The care and feeding of global travelers. Bob Suri, General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel, Baku, Azerbaijan

    Sep 29 2019

    Image:  Four Seasons logo; fair use..The care and feeding of the always-late and hungry global traveler.  "We have 116 hotels in 42 countries. Advice to young people who want to undertake becoming a hotelier: wear your attitude on your shoulder. We don't hire people; we select people.  . . . Of course we need excellent technology in your room, but the human connection will always be central." Bob Suri, General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel, Baku, Azerbaijan.

  • 2/2 Today’s technology will be completely gone in 25 years. We invest in human capital. Emin Huseynov, Aide to the First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

    Sep 29 2019

    Image: The Flame Towers, gloriously-lit skyscrapers in Baku. Historically, Azeris worshipped fire (the oil and gas escaping through rocks often were aflame for centuries); these buildings are a tribute to that history.  The exceptionally vivid illumination, repeatedly coursing up the buildings,  continues from sundown till 1 AM.  Screen-grab from a vid by Traxon Technologies, who, apparently in an act of genius, figured out how to illuminate the towers. “To meet the project requirements, Traxon ...more

  • 1/2 We’ve tripled our rate of growth after years of military threat; Emin Huseynov, Aide to the First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan,

    Sep 29 2019

    Image:  Bakü gece görünüşü — the Baku shoreline, facing north, with the Caspian to the right. Permissions*: see below..1 of 2  Emin Huseynov, Aide to the First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan:  After years of being under military threat, we recently tripled our rate of growth.  World Bank research among Central Asian nations: There’s no clear-cut evidence that diversified exports lead to a developed economy.  What’s more important: diversify exports, or diversify assets?  World Bank...more

  • 2/2 Pipeline links Caspian, Black Sea, Mediterranean and the Adriatic, takes oil to Europe; Hikmet Hajiyev, Head of the Foreign Policy Affairs Department, Administration of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

    Sep 29 2019

    Image:  Location and extent of the former Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast (lighter color). [Note: “oblast” is a Russian word; this is a carryover from Soviet colonialization. –ed.]  Public domain..2 of 2 Hikmet Hajiyev, Head of the Foreign Policy affairs Department, Administration of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in re:  The tragedy of Nagorno-Karabakh weighs upon the whole of the South Caucasus. The Southern Gas Pipeline; energy resources for  Central Asia, and also for securi...more

  • 1 /2 The tragedy of Nagorno-Karabakh weighs upon the whole of the South Caucasus; Hikmet Hajiyev, Head of the Foreign Policy Affairs Department, Administration of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

    Sep 29 2019

    Image:  Qirmizi Bazar village (the village is in the background). Permissions*: see below..1 of 2   Hikmet Hajiyev, Head of the Foreign Policy Affairs Department, Administration of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan:  The tragedy of Nagorno-Karabakh weighs upon the whole of the South Caucasus.  Soldiers’ sitting in trenches facing each other – same as World Wars I and II.   Unfortunately, Armenia is in blatant disregard of rules of warfare. What has it achieved for its occupation? Nothi...more

  • Beau Brummell: 1 of 1: The Ultimate Man of Style Hardcover – May 2, 2006

    Sep 29 2019

    Photo: A ball at Almack's, supposedly in 1815; the couple on the left are annotated as 'Beau Brummell in deep conversation with the Duchess of Rutland'.Rees Howell Gronow (Life time: (1794–1865)) - Original publication: A print from "Reminiscences and Recollections of Captain Gronow: Being Anecdotes of Camp, Court, Club and Society 1810 to 1860" Immediate source: http://whitebison.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/asymmetric-hem-mr-darcy1.jpg A print from Reminiscences and Recollections of Captain Gr...more

  • The Spy Who Was Left Behind: 4 of 4: Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Michael Pullara (Author, Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher)

    Sep 29 2019

    Photo: Tblisihttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Spy Who Was Left Behind: 4 of 4:  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Michael Pullara (Author, Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/Spy-Who-Was-Left-Behind/dp/B07FYRRTHN/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=On August 8, 1993, a single bullet to the head killed Freddie Woodruff, the Central Intelligence Agency's station chief in the for...more

  • The Spy Who Was Left Behind: 3 of 4: Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Michael Pullara (Author, Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher)

    Sep 29 2019

    Photo: Tblisihttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Spy Who Was Left Behind: 3 of 4:  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Michael Pullara (Author, Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/Spy-Who-Was-Left-Behind/dp/B07FYRRTHN/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=On August 8, 1993, a single bullet to the head killed Freddie Woodruff, the Central Intelligence Agency's station chief in the for...more

  • The Spy Who Was Left Behind: 2 of 4: Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Michael Pullara (Author, Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher)

    Sep 29 2019

    Photo: Tblisihttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Spy Who Was Left Behind: 2 of 4:  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Michael Pullara (Author, Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/Spy-Who-Was-Left-Behind/dp/B07FYRRTHN/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=On August 8, 1993, a single bullet to the head killed Freddie Woodruff, the Central Intelligence Agency's station chief in the for...more

  • The Spy Who Was Left Behind: 1 of 4: Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Michael Pullara (Author, Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher)

    Sep 29 2019

    Photo: Tblisihttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow The Spy Who Was Left Behind: 1 of 4:  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Michael Pullara (Author, Narrator), Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/Spy-Who-Was-Left-Behind/dp/B07FYRRTHN/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=On August 8, 1993, a single bullet to the head killed Freddie Woodruff, the Central Intelligence Agency's station chief in the for...more

  • Better Living Through Criticism: 4 of 4: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth. Audible Audiobook – Unabridged A. O. Scott (Author), Jonathan Todd Ross (Narrator), Recorded Books (Publisher)

    Sep 29 2019

    Photo: Andy Devine and George Bancroft Screenshot by Wayne77 - She Wore a Yellow Ribbon trailer This image is a screenshot from a public domain trailer for the 1938 film, en:Stagecoach. Trailers for movies released before 1964 are in the Public Domain because they were never separately copyrighted. Permission details This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between 1924 and 1963 and although there may or may not have been a copyright notice, the copyright...more

  • Better Living Through Criticism: 3 of 4: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth. Audible Audiobook – Unabridged A. O. Scott (Author), Jonathan Todd Ross (Narrator), Recorded Books (Publisher)

    Sep 29 2019

    Photo: George Bancroft, John Wayne and Louise Platt in Stagecoach (1939)United Artists - National Board of Review Magazine for March 1939, Volume XIV, Number 3 (front cover) Promotional still from the 1939 film Stagecoach, published on the front cover of National Board of Review Magazine Permission details This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between 1924 and 1963 and although there may or may not have been a copyright notice, the copyright was not ren...more

  • Better Living Through Criticism: 2 of 4: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth. Audible Audiobook – Unabridged A. O. Scott (Author), Jonathan Todd Ross (Narrator), Recorded Books (Publisher)

    Sep 29 2019

    Photo: Henry Fonda as Tom JoadA Darryl F. Zanuck Production - trailer Trailer for the 1940 black and white film The Grapes of Wrath. Henry Fonda. Permission details This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published in the United States between 1924 and 1977 without a copyright notice. See Commons:Hirtle chart for further explanation. Note that it may still be copyrighted in jurisdictions that do not apply the rule of the shorter term for US works (depending on the ...more

  • Better Living Through Criticism: 1 of 4: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth. Audible Audiobook – Unabridged A. O. Scott (Author), Jonathan Todd Ross (Narrator), Recorded Books (Publisher)

    Sep 29 2019

    Photo: A scene from the film trailer for I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang Trailer screenshot - I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang trailer Cropped screenshot from the trailer for the film I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang Permission details This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published in the United States between 1924 and 1977 without a copyright notice. See Commons:Hirtle chart for further explanation. Note that it may still be copyrighted in jurisdictions tha...more

  • 2/2 Rohit Talwar, Impact investing fastfuture.com An intentional approach to investing designed to be of benefit of certain people or goals.

    Sep 28 2019

    Image: Malala Yousafzai, also known mononymously as Malala, is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. She is known for human rights advocacy, especially the education of women and children in her native Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. Her advocacy has grown into an international movement, and according to former Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, s...more

  • 1/2 Rohit Talwar, Impact investing fastfuture.com An intentional approach to investing designed to be of benefit of certain people or goals.

    Sep 28 2019

    Image:  The F.B. Heron Foundation Mission-Related Investing Continuum.  *Permissions: see below..Rohit Talwar on Impact investing; fastfuture.com        Rohit Talwar is an award-winning global futurist, entrepreneur and specialist advisor on business transformation, disruptive strategies and radical innovation. He was nominated as one of the top ten global future thinkers by the UK's Independent newspaper and regularly comments on the future and innovation for major international news networks. ...more

  • The War of the North: Hezbollah prepares to rocket Israel. ISIS in Sinai. With Dore Gold, & Malcolm Hoenlein

    Sep 28 2019

    Image: ISIS in Sinai.  The Sinai insurgency is an ongoing conflict in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, between Islamist militants and Egyptian security forces, which has included attacks on civilians.  Permissions*: see below..Dore Gold, & Malcolm Hoenlein:   Israeli security update, UN week.  Iran’s attack on Saudi.  ISIS in Sinai.   Reluctant to recommend a mutual defense treaty.  The War of the North. ·         https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-angrily-rejects-holocaust-gaza-comparison-from...more

  • “Freedom of speech lets me be anti-Jewish”—Mahathir Mohamad, invited by Columbia University Pres Bollinger. With Malcolm Hoenlein.

    Sep 28 2019

    Image:  Coat of Arms of Malaysia, home of Mahathir bin Mohammed, Malaysian PM.  Public domain. .Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents, in re:  Columbia University, under the direction of Pres Lee Bollinger, has invited Mahathir Mohammed, who delivered a speech saying that freedom of speech allows him to be anti-Jewish. Reminiscent of the genius Bollinger’s invitation to Ahmadinejad; then, under much national pressure, received Ahmadinejad and was extremely rude to him in the introduction. L...more

  • The surprising Israeli elections; and "Be Strong and of Good Courage: How Israel's Most Important Leaders Shaped Its Destiny"; with Ambassador Dennis Ross, & Malcolm Hoenlein:

    Sep 28 2019

    Image:  David Ben Gurion, Israel's Prime Minister and Defence Minister. January, 1959. Public domain..Ambassador Dennis Ross, & Malcolm Hoenlein:   Israeli elections; Iran; new book.·         https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/09/16/trump-must-react-attacks-saudi-arabia-quick-fix-wont-be-enough/ ·         https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/iran-entrenches-its-axis-of-resistance-across-the-middle-east ·         https://www.jpost.com/Israel-Elections/Political-Affairs-A-sw...more

  • Initiative to break the Israeli-Palestinian logjam; with Col. Eran Lerman & Malcolm Hoenlein

    Sep 28 2019

    Image:  The Mahgreb (North Africa) plus Egypt, and Saudi Arabia and Jordan.        Additionally, Iraq, Iran, Israel, the nations of the Sahara and the Sahel; East Africa; as far south as the Democratic Republic of the Congo.   Map was originally drawn to show the many varieties of Arabic.  Permissions*: see below.Col. Eran Lerman & Malcolm Hoenlein:   Emerging strategic partnerships and threats to Israel.  Has proposed an American initiative to break the logjam of the Israeli-Palestinian sit...more

  • Major Turkish bank sued for financing Hamas; groundbreaking legal move; with Aykan Erdemir, & Malcolm Hoenlein

    Sep 28 2019

    Image:  Kuveyt Türk bank ATM.   Permissions*: see below.Aykan Erdemir, & Malcolm Hoenlein:  Lawsuit against Kuveyt Turk Bank by the four children of Mr & Mrs Henkin, because they were murdered due to Turkey’s financing of terrorism – financial services to Hamas. [US legal firms filed a lawsuit against Turkish banking giant Kuveyt Turk Katilim Bankasi on Monday, accusing it of “aiding and abetting” Palestinian militant group Hamas. “This case is one of many seeking to bring justice agains...more

  • At UN General Assembly, Iran was the main issue; Rouhani was confrontational, aggressive. With Ilan Berman & Malcolm Hoenlein.

    Sep 28 2019

    Image: United Nations General Assembly hall in New York City. Permissions*: see below.Ilan Berman & Malcolm Hoenlein:   MH: I had the privilege of meeting the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister yesterday at the UN, along with Amb Elin Suleymanov. It was the sidelines, esp Rouhani with the Europeans; Iran was certainly the central issue.   Proceedings of the GA meetings and what participants had to say were really telling: Iranian attacks on Saudi should have led to a more concrete coalition;  inst...more

  • Soldaten: 4 of 4: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Sonke Neitzel (Author), Harald Welzer (Author), Simon Prebble (Narrator), & 2 more

    Sep 28 2019

    Photo: Louis Braun – Bayerischer Infanterist, Max LehnerLouis Braun (1836-1916) - Gemälde Gemälde von Louis Braun (1836-1916) um das Jahr 1870. Es zeigt den bayerischen Infanteristen Max Lehner, Krankenträger der Sanitätskompanie, aus zwei Perspektiven. Standort: Bayerisches Armeemuseum, Ingolstadt Gemeinfrei File:Louis Braun - Bayerischer Infanterist Max Lehner Krankenträger der Sanitätskompanie.JPG Erstellt: etwa 1870 date QS:P,+1870-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902 http://JohnBatchelorShow....more

  • Soldaten: 3 of 4: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Sonke Neitzel (Author), Harald Welzer (Author), Simon Prebble (Narrator), & 2 more

    Sep 28 2019

    Photo: Exerzieren einer französischen Truppe im Lager Ile Chambrière bei Metz, 1870Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1970-053-87 / CC-BY-SA 3.0 CC BY-SA 3.0 de File:Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1970-053-87, Deutsch-französischer Krieg 1870-71.jpg Erstellt: 1870date QS:P,+1870-00-00T00:00:00Z/9 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Soldaten: 3 of 4: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Sonke Neitzel (Author), Harald Welzer (A...more

  • Soldaten: 2 of 4: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Sonke Neitzel (Author), Harald Welzer (Author), Simon Prebble (Narrator), & 2 more

    Sep 28 2019

    Photo: Die Berennung von Lichtenberg, Gemälde von Karl Albert von Schott Karl Albert von Schott - http://www.auktionshaus-rieber.de/ (scene from the Franco-Prussian War 1870/71; August 1870) Gemeinfrei File:Schott Berennung von Lichtenberg.jpg http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow Soldaten: 2 of 4: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Sonke Neitzel (Author), Harald Welzer (Author), Simon Prebble (Narrato...more

  • Soldaten: 1 of 4: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Sonke Neitzel (Author), Harald Welzer (Author), Simon Prebble (Narrator), & 2 more

    Sep 28 2019

    Photo: Alphonse de Neuville, Der Friedhof von Saint-Privat 1881. Der Friedhof in der Nähe von Metz wurde zum Schlachtfeld: am 18. August 1870 kämpften dort in der Schlacht bei Gravelotte französische Truppen, erkennbar an ihren roten Hosen, gegen die preußische Armee. Alphonse de Neuville - Foto eines Gemäldes Der Friedhof von Saint-Privat, 1881, Öl auf Leinwand, Musée d´Orsay, Paris; Der Friedhof von Saint-Privat in der Nähe von Metz wurde zum blutigen Schlachtfeld, auf dem 42000 Soldaten starb...more

  • Elizabeth Warren as the Howard Dean of 2019? Bill Whalen, Hoover, & Area 45 blog.

    Sep 27 2019

    Image:Photograph of Henry Wallace, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, using a DictaphoneComplete file name follows:Agriculture Secretary prepares speeches with use of dictaphone. Washington, D.C., Sept. 20. Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace dispenses with the services of a stenographer and instead uses a dictaphone when preparing his speeches. In fact, he seldom uses a stenographer even when dictating [...] picture was made today, 9/20/37Date | 20 September 1937.Bill Whalen, Hoover & Are...more

  • California despair: boulders to thwart homeless; with Jeff Bliss, Pacific Watch.

    Sep 27 2019

    Image:Photograph of the mesa on which Acoma is built, ca.1900. Large rock formations emerge from the mountainside from both sides of the picture. Smaller boulders line the lower areas, and through a gap between the sides, more mountains can be seen in the distance. Call number: CHS-46817 Photographer: James, George Wharton Provenance: Southwest Native American Photograph Collection Filename: CHS-46817 Coverage date: circa 1900 Part of collection: California Historical Society Collection, 1...more

  • Whistleblower directed by senior intell, & gossip from White House; beware the White House. Andrew McCarthy & Thaddeus McCotter

    Sep 27 2019

    Image:The White House, Washington D.C., USADescription | The front of the White House, Washington D.C., United States of AmericaIconographic CollectionsKeywords: Building; District of Columbia; GovernmentCredit line |  | This file comes from Wellcome Images, a website operated by Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation based in the United Kingdom. Refer to Wellcome blog post (archive).This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still req...more

  • Bizarre “parody” by Rep Schiff of the critical telcon, Pres Trump & Pres Zelensky; with Andrew McCarthy & Thaddeus McCotter

    Sep 27 2019

    Image:Ringling Circus clown Emmett Kelly getting ready for the show: Sarasota, Florida Local call number: JJS1384  Title: Ringling Circus clown Emmett Kelly getting ready for the show: Sarasota, Florida  Date: ca. 1945  Physical descrip: 1 photoprint - b&w - 10 x 8 in.  Series Title: Joseph Janney Steinmetz Collection   Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850.245.6700. Archives@dos.myflorida.com   Persistent URL: fl...more

  • #TheScalaReport: The Internet of All Things, Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com #ScalaAPS @STRATACACHE

    Sep 27 2019

    Photo: Forbidden Planet Movie Forbidden Planet is a 1956 American science fiction film, produced by Nicholas Nayfack, directed by Fred M. Wilcox, that stars Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, and Leslie Nielsen. Shot in Eastmancolor and CinemaScope, it is considered one of the great science fiction films of the 1950s,[4] a precursor of contemporary science fiction cinema. The characters and isolated setting have been compared to those in William Shakespeare's The Tempest,[5] and the plot contains cer...more

  • The American economy is strong enough. @McTagueJim ; Christopher Nixon Cox, Lichtenstein Institute

    Sep 27 2019

    Photo: Sleeping carriage Pullman sleeping carriage at workshopDated: No dateDigital ID: 4481_a026_000268 Rights: www.records.nsw.gov.au/about-us/rights-and-permissions  We'd love to hear from you if you use our photos. Many other photos in our collection are available to view and browse on our website using Photo Investigator. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe American economy is strong enough.  @McTagueJim ; Christopher Nixon Co...more

  • Suppose China held a parade, and no one showed up? Stephen Yates, DCI Advisory. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    Sep 27 2019

    Photo: English: Celebrations of the tricentennial of Luis de Camões (c.1524–1580). The parade in Lisbon.Português: Comemorações do Tricentenário de Luís de Camões (c.1524-1580). O Cortejo Cívico em Lisboa.Date | 1 July 1880Source | Hemeroteca Digital - "O Ocidente: revista ilustrada de Portugal e do estrangeiro", N.º 61 (1 Jul. 1880)Author | Casanova | This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 ye...more

  • On the Road to Baku: The State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan celebrates 20 years of growth, & what is to be done? Shahmar Movsumov, Executive Director.

    Sep 27 2019

    Photo: T. TaylorDescripción | Français : Port de Bakou et Cap Bail BourniРусский: Порт Баку и мыс БаиловFecha | 1880Fuente/fotógrafo | "Земля и люди. Всеобщая география" известного французского географа и историка Жана Жака Элизе Реклю, Париж, 1880-1881 г.Permiso(Reutilización de este archivo) | Esta es una reproducción fotográfica fiel de una obra de arte bidimensional de dominio público. La obra de arte misma se halla en el dominio público por el motivo siguiente: | Este material está en domin...more

  • On the Road to Baku: Azerbaijan's Energy Ministry looks to sustainability on the windy shores of the Caspian Sea. Parviz Shahbazov, Minister of Energy.

    Sep 27 2019

    Photo: English: Seashore of the town of Baku in 1870. We can see the former tramway and the Maiden Tower.Français : Bord de mer à Bakou en 1870. On peut voir l'ancien tramway et la Tour de la Demoiselle.Date | 1870Source | Photo exhibited within the Maiden TowerAuthor | UnknownLicensing | This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or fewer. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatc...more

  • On the Road to Baku: Azerbaijan religionists bundle up tolerance for export. Mubariz Gurbanli & Christopher Nixon Cox.

    Sep 27 2019

    Photo: A.Bogolyubov - Baku, 1861 Alexey Bogolyubov - http://www.baku.ru/cmm-pht-list.php?cmm_id=276&glr_id=4373 Baku Public Domain File:Bogolyubov. Baku view.jpg Created: 31 December 1860 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowOn the Road to Baku: Azerbaijan religionists bundle up tolerance for export. Mubariz Gurbanli, Chairman, Republic of Azerbaijan State Committee on Religious Associations.  Christopher Nixon Cox.

  • Can North Korea sink the Ronald Reagan? James Holmes, Naval War College. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    Sep 27 2019

    Photo: English: Maritime painting "The First Battle Squadron of Dreadnoughts, 1910"Date | 1910Source | maritimeprints.comAuthor | A. B. CullPermission(Reusing this file) | This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: | The author died in 1931, so this work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's l...more

  • On the Road to Baku: The tragedy and the prosperity of Azerbaijan. Leyla Abdullayeva, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Christopher Nixon Cox.

    Sep 26 2019

    Photo: Deutsch: Satellitenaufnahme des Kaukasus von NASAs Visible EarthEnglish: Satellite image of the Caucasus, from NASA’s Visible EarthDate | 13 June 2001Source | http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1939Author | NASA/MODIS - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response TeamPermission(Reusing this file) | Public Domain  | This file is in the public domain in the United States because it was solely created by NASA. NASA copyright policy states that "NASA material is not protected by ...more

  • Farmers and life in the foothills of Greater Caucasus, with Rovshan Aghayev, mayor of Ismayilli

    Sep 26 2019

    Image: Fertile farmland. Public domain.Permissions: also see below.Rovshan Aghayev, First Deputy Mayor, village and region of Ismayilli, Azerbaijan: the needs of the farmers in the foothills of the Greater Caucasus. Teenagers in training to be vintners. Farmers need help in getting agricultural machinery; and a problem with insurance against natural disasters.  .Permissions:  Public domain.This file is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.The perso...more

  • Ta-da! Great sauvignons from Azerbaijan - c’est étonnant. Marco Catelani, vintner.

    Sep 26 2019

    Image:.Marco Catelani, vintner in Azerbaijan: A Florentine winemaker originally brought in by Russians, he now has hundreds of hectares of land, experimenting with his own sauvignons.  Experimenting with new kinds of compost: use winter pruning material, crush it, and make a compost from it to apply in March.  Haji Hatamli village: very nice, all the people here are around – you see everyone in the morning and evening as they go to and return from local work.  Wines in Florence and Azerbaijan.

  • Japan’s launch pad fire, and Comet Borisov; Bob Zimmerman

    Sep 26 2019

    Image:The Hermes A-1 rocket was designed by the U. S. Army after capturing the V-2 rocket from the German army at the conclusion of the Second World War. The Hermes A-1 is a modified V-2 rocket; it utilized the German aerodynamic configuration; however, internally it was a completely new design. This rocket was the first designed by the German Rocket Team at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL..Robert Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com: Japan finds cause of its launch pad fire: in an exit hole on the ...more

  • SpaceX Starship prepares for orbital re-entries; with Bob Zimmerman

    Sep 26 2019

    Image:Front cover of Fawcett Comics's adaptation of Destination Moon with trademark notices removed.Data | 1950Origem | http://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=16288Autor | Fawcett Comics/George Pal ProductionsPermissão(Reutilizar este ficheiro) |  | Este trabalho está em domínio público  .Robert Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com: Starship, Elon Musk: fins attached.  Been a year in construction; will have three Raptor engines, most powerful and efficient rocket engines ever made. Private programs compared to...more

  • 2/2 Twenty-first Century American civil war, with Michael Vlahos

    Sep 26 2019

    Image:.Michael E Vlahos, Johns Hopkins:  The Twenty-first Century American civil war. Will Mrs Pelosi’s move speed up the civil war? Her demand for impeachment suggests Robespierre on Valium. Does this accelerate the clash?  She’s held back sternly and strongly, but now in a drugged way is embracing impeachment: in a revolutionary situation millenarians take over.  Here, like the Jacobins, a hysterical [effort] of purification.  The entire impeachment process in the modern age is about purificat...more

  • 1/2 Twenty-first Century American civil war, with Michael Vlahos

    Sep 26 2019

    Image:.Michael E Vlahos, Johns Hopkins:  Millenarians, Nancy Pelosi’s Ukrainian impeachment trajectory, and the Twenty-first Century American civil war.  Declarations that we’ll have to give up our energy; themes converge in the Messianic climate change tale.  Jeremy Corbyn taking people’s wealth away:  we’re already in the midst of a civil war that’s, inter al., economic.  Vast majority of globalist American elite have embraced overturning society because they think that’s where the momentum an...more

  • Azerbaijan’s Deal of the Century is developing internationally; Brenda Shaffer

    Sep 26 2019

    Image:.Brenda Shaffer, Georgetown University, Atlantic Council: Azerbaijan, the Deal of the Century. The adults need to manage the cornucopia of oil for the benefit of the next generation.  When oil was $12 a barrel and war was raging regionally, Azerbaijan invited the major oil companies of the world to come in and develop the resources, which they did, vastly to the benefit of the present and future.  Baku will put wind turbines on the coast of the Caspian? Might make the most sense to do that...more

  • Europe, South America, Asia – only the US economy is relatively booming; Charles Ortel

    Sep 26 2019

    Image:.Charles Ortel, of the On the Money with Charles Ortel podcast:  The global economy and trading system. People tired of corruption; this impeachment process is a waste of time and the voters are growing annoyed. Pres Trump’s UN speech was extremely good, Does the president need a trade deal with China? No, he needs a good deal with China. Europe is not a unified market; South American, incl Brazil, is in turmoil. Where else in the world can you see as economically promising a nation as the...more

  • Beijing meddles in Canadian elections; Canadian elite seduced by the CCP; with Charles Burton.

    Sep 26 2019

    Image:.Charles Burton, senior Fellow at the Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute: China in the Canadian elections. The elite in Canada seem to have been coopted by, seduced by, the Chinese Communist Party, which [doesn't suit] those of us in favor of free trade and democratic governance.  We consider it inappropriate for Canadians to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the establishment of the PRC, but my government has said it will, anyway.

  • Chinese CP most fears people expressing themselves freely; Arthur Waldron

    Sep 26 2019

    Image:.Arthur Waldron, Lauder Professor of International Relations in the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania: Seventieth anniversary of the Peoples Republic of China. The only thing to “celebrate” is that the Communist Party, without war and in good weather, managed to take the lives of seventy million Chinese people.   What the Party leadership most fear is that the people be able to express themselves freely. Chinese people on the coast, many of whom have done fairly well,...more

  • “Don't need a crime for impeachment, but it helps”; “Ukraine Goes for Elizabeth Warren”; with Andrew C McCarthy, Ball of Collusion.

    Sep 25 2019

    Image: Theodore R. Davis's illustration of President Johnson's impeachment trial in the Senate, published in Harper's Weekly.  Public domain. .Andrew C McCarthy, NRO;  author, Ball of Collusion, and served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, in re: Ukraine, Russia, and Trump. . . . Pelosi has been trying to steer clear of impeachment while her base wants it; once the machinery of impeachment in turned on, no one can stop it.  Holman Jenkins (WSJ) article...more

  • Trillions of dollars’ worth of precious metals & rare earths; US uranium troubles; Steve Moore, economist, Heritage.

    Sep 25 2019

    Image: Rare-earth ore (shown with a 19 mm diameter US 1 cent coin for size comparison). Public domain.  .Steve Moore, Committee to Unleash Prosperity; Economic Consultant with Freedom Works;  & Heritage; in re: The US economy: seven million jobs available right now, best economy in decades.  Last week, industrial production went ’way up – no recession in sight.       US uranium stocks perilously low*. Russia and China are putting nuclear power plants in countries they want to control.  Anyon...more

  • Biden’s son paid a mil a year by a Ukrainian gas company; odd. With Elizabeth Peek, TheHill & Fox News

    Sep 25 2019

    Image: Ukrainian 5 Hryvnia banknote, 2005, front. Public domain..Elizabeth Peek, TheHill and Fox News; in re:  The ongoing matter of the nomination process; and how does the news from Mrs Pelosi suit the Biden campaign?    Note that Joe Biden’s son was being paid roughly a million dollars a year by a Ukrainian gas company, although the son knew nothing about the field.  Smells bad.  The winner here is Elizabeth Warren, “George McGovern in pants.”  Taking on the president is risky for Democrats. ...more

  • The City Economic Surprise Index upward spike: peoples’ expectations are constantly surpassed; with Elizabeth Peek, TheHill & Fox News

    Sep 25 2019

    Image: Image: FANUC 6-axis welding robots. Permissions*: see below..Elizabeth Peek, TheHill and Fox News; in re:   Tomorrow, a conference with the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (effectively, the national sovereign fund).  Trump vs Pelosi.  Spontaneous market sell-off with Mrs Pelosi’s announcement of an inquiry; recovered before the close.  “Sprinkling fairy dust.”  Betting sites say that the Democrats will go full-bore toward impeachment.   American people probably won't like the Democrats’ bloc...more

  • 2/2 The tragedy of a front line along Nagorno-Karabakh that’s mined. Major-General Hikmat Hasanov, Commander of First Corps, Azerbaijan.

    Sep 25 2019

    Image: At the Line of Contact, looking from an Azerbaijani military bunker toward Armenian-controlled Nagorno-Karabakh.  The tragedies of young soldiers on both sides being killed during the 25-year war. Photo: John Batchelor..Major-General Hikmat Hasanov, Commander of First Corps, Azerbaijan: Military considerations; General Hasanov’s professional history.

  • 1 /2 The tragedy of a front line along Nagorno-Karabakh that’s mined. Major-General Hikmat Hasanov, Commander of First Corps, Azerbaijan.

    Sep 25 2019

    Image:  Ilham Aliyev, Serzh Sargsyan and Vladimir Putin, 10 August 2014. Permissions*: see below..Major-General Hikmat Hasanov, Commander of First Corps, Azerbaijan: Armenia is a deadly foe. Azerbaijani soldiers endure severe peril from snipers and artillery fire along the heavily-mined Line of Contact..*Permissions:   This file comes from the website of the President of the Russian Federation and is licensed under the Creative CommonsAttribution 4.0 License. In short: you are free to distribute...more

  • 2/2 Prosperity in the farm bounty along the frontier with Nagorno-Karabakh. Mayor Mustagin Mammadov of Terter region.

    Sep 25 2019

    Image:  The primary crops produced in Azerbaijan are agricultural cash crops, grapes, cotton, tobacco, citrus fruits, and vegetables. The first three crops account for over half of all production, and the last two together account for an additional 30 per cent. Livestock, dairy products, and wine and spirits are also important farm products. Permissions*: see below..Mayor Mustagin Mammadov, Terter township and region, Azerbaijan: Terter prospers with new industry, an Olympic facility, and growth...more

  • 1 /2 Prosperity in the farm bounty along the frontier with Nagorno-Karabakh. Mayor Mustagin Mammadov of Terter region.

    Sep 25 2019

    Image:  Location of Azerbaijan (green) and Artsakh[a] (light green). Public domain..Mayor Mustagin Mammadov of Terter town and region in Azerbaijan: Western Azerbaijan, farm country; Nagorno-Karabakh was invaded and occupied by Armenia more than 25 years ago.      

  • 4/4 Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition that Reshaped Our World, by Larrie D. Ferreiro

    Sep 25 2019

    Image: Latitude and Longitude of the Earth.  Permissions*: see below.. Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition that Reshaped Our World, by Larrie D. Ferreiro       In the 18th century, Europe's scientific community was torn between two opposing theories: Descartes' argument that the Earth was spherical, and Newton's contention that it was flattened at the poles. Recognizing that the answer was the key to securely navigating the Earth's oceans, France and Spain organized a joint expedi...more

  • 3/4 Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition that Reshaped Our World, by Larrie D. Ferreiro

    Sep 25 2019

    Image: René Descartes (right) with Queen Christina of Sweden (left);  Nils Forsberg after Pierre Louis Dumesnil (1698-1781).   Public domain.. Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition that Reshaped Our World, by Larrie D. Ferreiro       In the 18th century, Europe's scientific community was torn between two opposing theories: Descartes' argument that the Earth was spherical, and Newton's contention that it was flattened at the poles. Recognizing that the answer was the key to securely ...more

  • 2/4 Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition that Reshaped Our World, by Larrie D. Ferreiro

    Sep 25 2019

    Image:  Portrait of Isaac Newton in black with shoulder-length, wavy brown hair, a large sharp nose, and a distracted gaze; after Godfrey Kneller, 1669. Public domain.. Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition that Reshaped Our World, by Larrie D. Ferreiro      In the 18th century, Europe's scientific community was torn between two opposing theories: Descartes' argument that the Earth was spherical, and Newton's contention that it was flattened at the poles. Recognizing that the answer...more

  • 1/ 4 Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition that Reshaped Our World, by Larrie D. Ferreiro

    Sep 25 2019

    Image: Huyna Picchu in Peru.  Public domain.. Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition that Reshaped Our World, by Larrie D. Ferreiro       In the 18th century, Europe's scientific community was torn between two opposing theories: Descartes' argument that the Earth was spherical, and Newton's contention that it was flattened at the poles. Recognizing that the answer was the key to securely navigating the Earth's oceans, France and Spain organized a joint expedition to colonial Peru. Th...more

  • 4/4 Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis, by Timothy Egan and David Drummond

    Sep 24 2019

    Image: Havasu Falls near Supai, Arizona. The water is blue/green due to high concentrations of dissolved lime picked up as the water runs through the sedimentary rock of Havasu Canyon and the Grand Canyon.   Permissions*: see below.. Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged, Timothy Egan (Author), David Drummond (Narrator), Dreamscape Media, LLC (Publisher)       How a lone man's epic obsession led to one of Ameri...more

  • 3 /4 Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis, by Timothy Egan and David Drummond

    Sep 24 2019

    Image: Acoma massacre.  Original lithograph for report of J.W. Abert of "His Examination of New Mexico in the Years 1846-47" to the Secretary of War. Public domain.. Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged, Timothy Egan (Author), David Drummond (Narrator), Dreamscape Media, LLC (Publisher)       How a lone man's epic obsession led to one of America's greatest cultural treasures: Prize-winning writer Timothy Egan ...more

  • 2/4 Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis, by Timothy Egan and David Drummond

    Sep 24 2019

    Image: Salish Men Near Tipis (1903 Flathead Reservation, MT). Public domain.. Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged, Timothy Egan (Author), David Drummond (Narrator), Dreamscape Media, LLC (Publisher)       How a lone man's epic obsession led to one of America's greatest cultural treasures: Prize-winning writer Timothy Egan tells the riveting, cinematic story behind the most famous photographs in Native America...more

  • 1 /4 Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis, by Timothy Egan and David Drummond

    Sep 24 2019

    Image: A cover of the audiobook using one of Curtis’s spectacular photos. . Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged, Timothy Egan (Author), David Drummond (Narrator), Dreamscape Media, LLC (Publisher)       How a lone man's epic obsession led to one of America's greatest cultural treasures: Prize-winning writer Timothy Egan tells the riveting, cinematic story behind the most famous photographs in Native American ...more

  • Ramped-up Hong Kong protests, chameleon tactics: report from that frontline by Michael Yon

    Sep 24 2019

    Image: Hong Kong 2019 June 9 demonstration, at Arsenal Street, capturing Hennessy Road, Admiralty. 2019年6月反對逃犯條例修訂草案遊行,攝於金鐘軍器廠街口,望軒尼詩道。 Permissions*: see below.Michael Yon, veteran war correspondent who’s been covering the Hong Kong protests: Expectations of 1 October, seventieth anniversary of the founding of Chinese Communist Party-run China. Demos seem to have ramped up somewhat; they keep changing form, are still vibrant and energetic.       Five demands: extradition bill, dropping charges p...more

  • Will Xi Jinping crush Hong Kong on Communist China’s seventieth anniversary on October 1?

    Sep 24 2019

    Image: Tong lau in Mong Kok. Once a ubiquitous form of mixed-use architecture in Hong Kong, such shophouses are now a rare sight. These particular shophouses were demolished by the Urban Renewal Authority in 2016.  Public domain..Gordon Chang, Daily Beast: How will October 1 play out in Mainland?  Much concern there and embarrassment by Xi Jinping: the seventieth anniversary of the founding of CCP-run China.  

  • Vigorous Taliban launch attacks, probably with major support from their pals al Qaeda; with Tom Joscelyn of FDD.

    Sep 24 2019

    Image: Flag of the Taliban. Public domain..Tom Joscelyn, Long War Journal (LongWarJournal.org) and FDD  @thomasjoscelyn: On the eighteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attack, the Taliban are more vigorous than ever; and Amb Khalilzad has been negotiating with them while excluding the Afghan government from the talks.  Al Qaeda has an established presence in the heart of Taliban country. AQAS (Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula) and the Subcontinent. Taliban Red Unit: high-level fighters who’ve recei...more

  • From the front lines of the Azerbaijani-Armenian hot conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, Batchelor speaks with the Azerbaijani ambassador to Washington.

    Sep 24 2019

    Image:  Azerbaijani refugees from the territories taken by local Armenians (Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions).  Permissions*: see below.Elin Suleymanov, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Washington: The front lines of the Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, where John Batchelor again donned Kevlar and steel helmet and ascended the bunker to look through a periscope to the Armenian side.  Near here, a very young Azerbaijani soldier was shot and killed by Arm...more

  • 2/2 How Long Can South Africa Survive as a Cohesive State?

    Sep 23 2019

    Image:  Depiction of a Zulu attack on a Boer camp in February 1838; the painter was Thomas Baines (November 1820 – 1875). Public domain..The plunder under Pres Zuma: estimates that money transferred from the government could have amounted to $100 billion under his second term.        Pres Cyril Ramaphosa, worth from one half a billion dollars to a billion at the start, continues his deeds.        The wealth of the country derives primarily from agricultural and mines. Current legislation: exprop...more

  • 1 /2 How Long Can South Africa Survive as a Cohesive State?

    Sep 23 2019

    1 /2  How Long Can South Africa Survive as a Cohesive State?Photo:  Nelson Mandela, first black African President of Republic of South Africa.  Permissions*: see below..South Africa currently has Insecure borders.  Could break up into constituent parts.         Few South Africans are aware of how the state was formed: there were many small countries there; as Bantu started to move south and Europeans move in to the Cape.  The Swazis (Zulu) (Eswatini- land of Zulus) asked the British to protect t...more

  • Is this the end of shoe-checking at the airport? Dana Wheeler, Plymouth Rock Technologies. PRT.CN, PLRTF.

    Sep 23 2019

    Image:  The original Plymouth Rock. Permissions*: see below.https://twitter.com/plyrotechinc?lang=en https://plyrotech.com/en/about/mission . OUR GOAL       To develop unique radar and image processor techniques to counter high casualty, terrorist and assault weaponry threats.       Plymouth Rock Technologies is a team of experienced scientists, engineers and business executives formed to develop exclusive Intellectual Property (IP) to meet growing challenges in the security screening and threat...more

  • The touted recession was aspirational; underlying manufacturing is strong; the Fed; with Jim McTague, long of Barron’s Washington.

    Sep 23 2019

    Image: Boeing 787 Section 41 assembly.  Permissions* see below..Jim McTague, long of Barron’s Washington, now a novelist. The economy: housing starts are up.  Where’s the recession? “It was aspirational, in order to weaken president Trump.”  Trump used the Fed as an annex of the Department of Defense.  I theorize that if Iran forces the US to engage militarily, that might affect the market . . . Gasoline prices haven't reacted at all because there’s so much oil in the world.   The OECD says glob...more

  • 2/2 Michael Flynn's amazing attorney demands 40 items, blows cover US & Brit intell; with Larry C. Johnson, former CIA, FBI, et al.

    Sep 23 2019

    Image:  Thomas Stewart – Chevalier d'Eon. Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d'Éon de Beaumont, usually known as the Chevalier d'Éon, was a French diplomat, spy, Freemason and soldier who fought in the Seven Years' War. Public domain..Gen Michael Flynn: investigation and incarceration for presumed abuse of power;  was part of Trump campaign, was removed for cloudy reasons . . . More Fusion GPS.  The very odd FISA applications. Mueller.  With Larry C. Johnson, Sic Semper Tyannis;  a f...more

  • 1/ 2 Michael Flynn's amazing attorney demands 40 items, blows cover US & Brit intell; with Larry C. Johnson, former CIA, FBI, et al.

    Sep 23 2019

    Image:   The Secret Intelligence Service building at Vauxhall Cross, London, seen from Vauxhall Bridge. By & copyright Tagishsimon 24th April 2004.  Permissions*: see below. .Gen Michael Flynn: investigation and incarceration for presumed abuse of power;  was part of Trump campaign, was removed for cloudy reasons . . . More Fusion GPS.  The very odd FISA applications. Mueller.  With Larry C. Johnson, Sic Semper Tyannis;  a former analyst at the CIA; is co-owner and CEO of BERG Associates, LL...more

  • 2 /2 Anosognosia: intrinsic flaws in our brain, & how we manage; Brain Bugs with Dean Buonomano

    Sep 23 2019

    Image: Representation of consciousness from the seventeenth century by Robert Fludd, an English Paracelsian physician. Public domain.. Brain Bugs: How the Brain's Flaws Shape Our Lives, by Dean Buonomano“Excellent. . . . [Buonomano] reveals the intricate limitations and blessings of the most complex device in the known universe.”―The Atlantic       The human brain may be the best piece of technology ever created, but it’s far from perfect. Drawing on colorful examples and surprising research, th...more

  • 1/2 Anosognosia: intrinsic flaws in our brain, & how we manage; Brain Bugs with Dean Buonomano

    Sep 23 2019

    Image:  Henry Vandyke Carter and one more author - Henry Gray (1918) Anatomy of the Human Body (See "Book" section below); Bartleby.com: Gray's Anatomy, Plate 1197. Public domain. . Brain Bugs: How the Brain's Flaws Shape Our Lives, by Dean Buonomano“Excellent. . . . [Buonomano] reveals the intricate limitations and blessings of the most complex device in the known universe.”―The Atlantic       The human brain may be the best piece of technology ever created, but it’s far from perfect. Drawing o...more

  • 1/2 Fly me to the Moon – unless Congress is a pinchpenny; with Robert Zimmerman, behindtheBlack.com

    Sep 23 2019

    Image: Io, moon of Jupiter, NASA. Public domain..       Fifty years ago, Moon landing.  Now, we’re all going to die in 11-1/2 years according to Democratic politicians. . . . None of the old predictions has been right. Temperatures and water levels have been more or less static for twenty years. Greenland’s glaciers are not shrinking – have been recovering for about five years. The science is not “settled” – science is never settled.       Vikram, India’s first attempt to land on the Moon, but l...more

  • 2/2 Fly me to the Moon – unless Congress is a pinchpenny; with Robert Zimmerman, behindtheBlack.com

    Sep 23 2019

    Image: Pistol-grip drill. Who drilled a hole in th Russian craft?  Permissions: see below..Capitol Hill:  the 2024 mission to the Moon – is there money from Congress requested by the Trump Administration to go to the Moon by 2024?  Unlikely, as the Democratically-controlled House released a draft resolution that doesn't include a dime for it.         House Science Space and Technology Committee: a lot of skepticism of SLS Gateway. Even the NASA official ’splained that the intended landing may no...more

  • 1/2 The New American Civil War: Strength of the New Millennarians, with Michael Vlahos (@JHUWorldCrisis)

    Sep 23 2019

    Image: The Battle of Fort Sumter was a Confederate attack on a U.S. fort in South Carolina in April 1861. It was the opening battle of the war. Currier & Ives. Public domain..Messianic belief in oneself and one’s great goals — a sign of strength, in one sense, but weakness in that the political party has gone from being collegial and democratic to being radical and [rigid –ed]; with Michael E Vlahos.          In the 1850s, thought they were strong and that the future belonged to them, almost...more

  • 2/2 The New American Civil War: Strength of the New Millennarians, with Michael Vlahos (@JHUWorldCrisis)

    Sep 23 2019

    Image: The American Civil War, 1850: Five soldiers, four unidentified, in Union uniforms of the 6th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia outfitted with Enfield muskets in front of encampment. Photo shows soldiers wearing frock coats and standing at ease with their Enfield Rifles. An encampment is visible in the background. Photo shows one identified soldier, Albert L. Burgess, on far right. Public domain..Messianic belief in o.neself and one’s great goals — a sign of strength, in one sense, ...more

  • Trophy-hunting sustains, prospers and preserves wildlife habitats and the residents: 2 of 2: @CatherineSemcer @PERC

    Sep 22 2019

    Photo: Six lions in various poses; after Rubens.Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowTrophy-hunting sustains, prospers and preserves wildlife habitats and the residents: 2 of 2: @CatherineSemcer @PERChttps://www.perc.org/2019/07/18/the-role-of-hunting-in-conserving-african-wildlife/

  • Trophy-hunting sustains, prospers and preserves wildlife habitats and the residents: 1 of 2: @CatherineSemcer @PERC

    Sep 22 2019

    Photo:  Lala Deen Dayal  (1844–1905)  TitleThe Great ElephantDescription Photograph; Photographs Datebetween 1885 and 1900 MediumAlbumen silver print from glass negativeDimensions Image: 24.1 x 21.2 cm (9 1/2 x 8 3/8 in.) Mount: 30 x 37.7 cm (11 13/16 x 14 13/16 in.) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowTrophy-hunting sustains, prospers and preserves wildlife habitats and the residents: 1 of 2: @CatherineSemcer @PERChttps://www.perc.org...more

  • 1/4 The never-before-told story of the grid that ate Manhattan. City on a Grid, by Gerard Koeppel

    Sep 21 2019

    Image: Gezicht op Nieuw Amsterdam by Johannes Vingboons (1664), an early picture of Nieuw Amsterdam made in the year when it was conquered by the English under Richard Nicolls. Created on 31 December 1663.  Public domain.. City on a Grid: How New York Became New York (Kindle Edition), by Gerard Koeppel  (Author)https://www.amazon.com/City-Grid-How-York-Became-ebook/dp/B016TX4DY0.  “ Rarely does one come across a book that makes you rethink the city you thought you knew … . Koeppel’s masterful st...more

  • 2/4 The never-before-told story of the grid that ate Manhattan. City on a Grid, by Gerard Koeppel

    Sep 21 2019

    Image: A portion of a map of the city [currently, Manhattan] from 1776; De Lancey Square and the grid around it can be seen on the right. Public domain.. City on a Grid: How New York Became New York (Kindle Edition),by Gerard Koeppel  (Author)https://www.amazon.com/City-Grid-How-York-Became-ebook/dp/B016TX4DY0       You either love it or hate it, but nothing says New York like the street grid of Manhattan. Created in 1811 by a three-man commission featuring the headstrong founding father Gouvern...more

  • 3 /4 The never-before-told story of the grid that ate Manhattan. City on a Grid, by Gerard Koeppel

    Sep 21 2019

    Image: A crowd outside The New York Times building follows the progress of the Jack Dempsey–Georges Carpentier fight in 1921.  Public domain.. City on a Grid: How New York Became New York (Kindle Edition),by Gerard Koeppel  (Author)https://www.amazon.com/City-Grid-How-York-Became-ebook/dp/B016TX4DY0       You either love it or hate it, but nothing says New York like the street grid of Manhattan. Created in 1811 by a three-man commission featuring the headstrong founding father Gouverneur Morris,...more

  • 4/4 The never-before-told story of the grid that ate Manhattan. City on a Grid, by Gerard Koeppel

    Sep 21 2019

    Image: Evacuation Day in auld New York: A once-annual holiday local to New York City, Evacuation Day was formerly equal in importance to the Fourth of July. Referring to the evacuation of British troops from New York City following the Revolutionary War, the celebration of the troops’ departure was observed yearly throughout the early 20th century.         "Evacuation Day" and Washington's Triumphal Entry in New York City, November 25, 1783 . Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. ...more

  • Argentina with dollar-lumpy mattresses, & what is to be done? @JohnTamny

    Sep 21 2019

    Image:  Argentine passport:  Portada de un pasaporte biométrico argentine. Public domain..People are sleeping on lumpy mattresses in Argentina: they stuff their US dollars there rather than be at the mercy of the Argentine peso.       Money is a consequence of production. Thereafter, money is an agreed-upon unit to represent production.   Where money is not treated well, money will escape.  In Argentina, a limit on dollars is a limit on trade. . .  . https://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/201...more

  • The new Space Force vs an ossified, federated bureaucracy unable to react to threats from China and Russia. Peter Garretson.

    Sep 21 2019

    Image:  Long March 2D launching off pad with VRSS-1:  launch of the first Venezuelan Earth observation satellite, VRSS-1 / Miranda, by the LM-2D launch vehicle, from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Gansu Province, China.Permissions*: see below.. What Space Command needs from Congress.  @GarretsonPeter. . .  The House and Senate have passed different bills so they must be reconciled by a conference committee. Simply put, the House bill does the job, and the Senate version is wholly inadequat...more

  • 1/2 California Knifes the Gig Economy, Richard A. Epstein

    Sep 21 2019

    Image:  W-9 IRS form. “Form W-9 is most commonly used in a business–contractor arrangement.”  Public domain..California vs Uber and Lyft. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst       California state legislators embarked last week on the single most important regulatory misadventure this country has seen in many decades, seeking to redefine the obscure but critical legal distinction between an employee and an independent contractor.   . . .  https://www.hoover.org/research/california-knifes-gig-economy   ...more

  • 2/2 California Knifes the Gig Economy, Richard A. Epstein

    Sep 21 2019

    Image:  Cars and trucks stuck in traffic.  Permissions*: see below..California vs Uber and Lyft. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInstCalifornia state legislators embarked last week on the single most important regulatory misadventure this country has seen in many decades, seeking to redefine the obscure but critical legal distinction between an employee and an independent contractor.   . . . https://www.hoover.org/research/california-knifes-gig-economy.*Permissions:  I, the copyright holder (author: Ngô...more

  • https://www.wsj.com/articles/mr-horowitz-speaks-11568933134

    Sep 21 2019

    Photo: Execution of Louis XVI in the then Place de la Révolution. The empty pedestal in front of him had supported a statue of his grandfather, Louis XV, torn down during one of the many revolutionary riots. Isidore Stanislas Helman - Bibliothèque nationale de France Journée du 21 janvier 1793 la mort de Louis Capet sur la place de la Révolution : présentée à la Convention nationale le 30 germinal par Helman Public Domain File:Execution of Louis XVI.jpg Created: 1794date QS:P571,+1794-00-00T00:...more

  • Nadler knows better than to criminalize a counterintelligence operation & What is to be done? @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @WJR

    Sep 21 2019

    Photo: In the uttermost East, being an account of investigations among the natives and Russian convicts of the island of Sakhalin, with notes of travel in Korea, Siberia, and ManchuriaYear: 1903 (1900s)Authors:  Hawes, Charles Henry, 1867-1943Subjects: Publisher:  London, HarperContributing Library:  Robarts - University of TorontoDigitizing Sponsor:  University of TorontoView Book Page: Book ViewerAbout This Book: Catalog EntryView All Images: All Images From BookClick here to view book online ...more

  • Pacific Watch: Beto on the road with the Homeless of California. Jeff Bliss.

    Sep 21 2019

    Photo: Hobo signs, California, c. 1870sCol. Albert S. Evans - Internet archives A La California (1873): Description and travel; Social life and customs written by Colonel Albert S. Evans. The number is the page number in the book. The words are the captions with each image. Follow the link to the full book. Public Domain File:71-THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL.jpg Created: 2014-09-01 10:25:38 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowPacific W...more

  • Successful takeover of the Democrats by the enthusiastic Progressives. @DanHenninger @WSJOpinion

    Sep 21 2019

    Photo: The royal carriage of king Louis Philippe is burned in front of the Chateau d'eau during the French revolution of 1848, Paris 24th February 1848Date | 12 October 2015, 15:15:35Source | https://springfieldmuseums.org/collections/item/the-french-revolution-burning-the-royal-carriages-at-the-chateau-deu-feby-24th-1848-nathaniel-currier/Author | Nathaniel Currierhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowSuccessful takeover of the Democrat...more

  • #TheScalaReport: Why does Microsoft need a State Department? Is Big Tech the new Tyrell Corporation? Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com #ScalaAPS @STRATACACHE

    Sep 20 2019

    Image: Microsoft has its own foreign ministry? Painting: Charles James Fox, by Karl Anton Hickel.  Fox served as Britain's first Foreign Secretary in the ministry of the Marquess of Rockingham in 1782. Public domain..Chris Riegel, Scala.com:  Clear lines of differentiation between private industry and government exists in some countries, not others.  In 2013, Microsoft refused to hand over to the US data on drug dealers in Ireland; Microsoft maintains its own State Department with hordes of empl...more

  • 1/ 2 The Democrats 2019 follow George McGovern 1972 into the Wilderness, with Dr Sebastian Gorka

    Sep 20 2019

    Image:  Wilderness— Red Mountain Wilderness in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Nevada, United States. Public domain (USFS - US Forest Service).Dr Sebastian Gorka:  The Democrats 2019 follow George McGovern 1972 into the Wilderness. @SebGorka #AmericaFirsthttp://www.srnonline.com/show/america-first-with-dr-sebastian-gorka

  • 2/2 The Democrats 2019 follow George McGovern 1972 into the Wilderness. @SebGorka #AmericaFirst

    Sep 20 2019

    Image:   Texas Barnett Shale gas drilling (fracking) rig near Alvarado, Texas, just off of state highway 67.  Permissions**: see below..Dr Sebastian Gorka:   Elizabeth Warren has promised to cut off fracking on her first day in office* and confiscate private property in the form of Wall Street corporations.  “Hell yes, we’re coming after your guns.” Oops.  We were told these would never happen, to take off our tinfoil hats. But here they are, out of the closet. The Party of Scoop Jackson is dead...more

  • Benny Gantz vs Bibi Netanyahu vs Bibi Netanyahu; & What is to be done?

    Sep 20 2019

    Image:  Entrance to the First Temple (20th-century painting). Public domain..Israeli elections, with Gil Hoffman. Liberman wants to be defense minister and kingmaker; leave out religious parties.  Will Blue and White go with the religious parties?  Benny Gantz.  @GilHoffman @JerusalemPost Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres.Gil Hoffman is the chief political correspondent and analyst for The Jerusalem Post. Well-connected to Israeli and Palestinian leaders, he has interviewed every major figure acros...more

  • India looks to stabilize Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh. Sandeep Chakravorty, Consul General Republic of India. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

    Sep 20 2019

    Image:  Nanga parbat, fairy meadow, Pakistan.  Permissions:  This work is free and may be used by anyone for any purpose. If you wish to use this content, you do not need to request permission as long as you follow any licensing requirements mentioned on this page. Source http://www.sxc.hu/photo/341372     Author Atif Gulzar.Consul-General Sandeep Chakravorty, of the Republic of India: Kashmir, Jammu, Ladakh.  Forty thousand people have died in the last years; Modi has removed the geographical a...more

  • Eli Lake: Iran's predation, & what is to be done? @EliLake @Bloomberg View

    Sep 20 2019

    Image:   Ethnicities and religions in Iran. الأعراق والأديان في إيران    From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Permissions*:  see below..Robert O’Brien’s promotion as national security advisor, & implications of the Saudi Aramco attack on future US-Iran policies, with Eli Lake. After the September 14 missile strike on Saudi Arabia: the world energy supply is much more resilient than it was a decade ago; however, it looks as though Iran has a free hand to attack US allies in the ...more

  • Iran launches the Apocalypse against Saudi Arabia and the world doesn't end. @ProfBshaffer Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres.

    Sep 20 2019

    Photo: The Martyrdom of Saint John, from The Apocalypse, Latin Edition 1511Copyright infoPublic Domain Dedication (CC0) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowIran launches the Apocalypse against Saudi Arabia and the world doesn't end. @ProfBShaffer Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres.

  • Israel at the UN prepares for more trouble from predatory Iran. @DannyDanon Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

    Sep 20 2019

    Photo: UN building, New York. 01 February, 1966http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowIsrael at the UN prepares for more trouble from predatory Iran.  @DannyDanon Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_presAmbassador Danny Danon became Israel’s 17th Permanent Representative to the United Nations in October 2015. Danny Danon was a member of Knesset from February 2009 until August 2015 and served as Deputy Minister of Defense from March 2013 until July ...more

  • Israeli Groundhog Day do-over elections produce a muddle. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

    Sep 20 2019

    Photo: snow in Haifa, Israel. 1950Date | January 1950Source | PikiWiki - Israel free image collection projectAuthor | לויה אבימורPermission(Reusing this file) | http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowIsraeli Groundhog Day do-over elections produce a muddle. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

  • The Democrats offer no credible energy source to replace fossil fuels or nuclear energy. @DevinNunes

    Sep 20 2019

    Photo: The Calder Hall nuclear power station in the United Kingdom was the world's first commercial nuclear power station. It was connected to the national power grid on 27 August 1956 and officially revealed in a ceremony by Queen Elizabeth II on 17 October 1956. In common with a number of other Generation I nuclear reactors, the plant had the dual purpose of producing electrical power and plutonium-239, the latter for the nascent nuclear weapons program in Britain.[37] ENERGY.GOV - HD.15.019 ...more

  • Abused Tibet gets a helping hand from the US Congress. Bunching Tsering

    Sep 20 2019

    Image:  Yak near Yamdrok lake, Tibet: a long-haired bovinae found throughout the Himalayan region of south Central Asia, the Tibetan Plateau and as far north as Mongolia and Russia. The Tibetan economy is dominated by subsistence agriculture. Due to limited arable land, the primary occupation of the Tibetan Plateau is raising livestock, such as sheep, cattle, goats, camels, yaks, dzo, and horses. The Tibetan yak is an integral part of Tibetan life. Permissions* below..Bunching Tsering, vice pres...more

  • Surprise: Hong Kong economy sagging from protests - but structurally holding up well. Andrew Collier

    Sep 20 2019

    Image:  Logo of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, owner of SEHK. Public domain..Hong Kong finance sees no end to the protests. Andrew Collier, Orient Capital Research. A “sprawling Russian-style disinformation [Twitter] offensive from China” – “Before this year, nearly all of its tweets were links to pornography” – the Chinese Communist Party strategy.       Hong Kong economy is sagging: banks have had to pull IPOs.  Eight hundred mil write-off in real estate. However, how much pressure can the ...more

  • “Forgetting what you said two minutes ago?” --Bill Whalen on Biden and Harris

    Sep 20 2019

    Image:  Kamala Harris at Baldwin Hills, 2014.  Office of Attorney General Kamala Harris; public domain..Joe Biden learns how to take a punch, or, lowered expectations. @HooverWhalen @HooverInst https://www.forbes.com/sites/billwhalen/2019/09/15/democrats-learn-the-hard-way-not-all-biden-attacks-cut-the-same/#61e41768729b

  • Gas on the fire: instant cancellation of health care for GM workers; with Lou Ann Hammond

    Sep 20 2019

    Image:  Young striker off sentry duty sleeping on assembly line of auto seats.  Farm Security Administration.  Public domain: Office of War Information Photograph Collection.. GM uses a nuke against the striking UAW. Lou Ann Hammond Drivingthenation.com https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2019/09/18/expert-gm-health-care-shift-during-uaw-strike-poured-gasoline-fire/2367317001/

  • Iran's target weakness is the Iranian military in Syria, with Josh Rogin

    Sep 20 2019

    Image:  A Syrian soldier manning a checkpoint near Damascus. Public domain (VoA).. How Trump can punish Iran, without starting a war @JoshRogin       “. . . there’s a way for the president to show American strength, restore deterrence, punish Iran and also advance his own strategy of rolling back Iranian regional aggression. Trump could hit back against Iran inside Syria.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/09/18/how-trump-can-punish-iran-without-starting-war/

  • Crackers and frackers could hold the keys to 2020, with Salena Zito in Pennsylvania

    Sep 20 2019

    Image:  Town center of West Chester. View looks northeast along Market Street from Darlington Street. [Added by Nyttend: This block is included in the West Chester Downtown Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.] Public domain.. Liz Warren ban Western Pennsylvania. @SalenaZito @WashingtonExaminer:         “On my first day as president, I will sign an executive order that puts a total moratorium on all new fossil-fuel leases for drilling offshore and on pu...more

  • #VanceryReport Modest Shopify.com provides opportunities for merchants to market directly without the large take by the giant sales platforms. @gunnargregory @vancery_

    Sep 20 2019

    Photo: Store in Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1880Date | 1880Source | vintage postcardAuthor | Unknownhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShow#VanceryReport Modest Shopify.com provides opportunities for merchants to market directly without the large take by the giant sales platforms. @gunnargregory @vancery_ shopify.comvancery.com

  • Our man in Hong Kong on the102d day of protests: Michael Yon @Michael_Yon

    Sep 19 2019

    Image:  Victoria, Hong Kong, 1990s. Public domain. (Law Chun Lim, Image was from iBiblio. Public domain,).Michael Yon, veteran war correspondent covering the Hong Kong protests: Updating 172 Days of protests in Hong Kong. @Michael_Yon @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast.        Sophisticated protestors change tactics weekly or more often; extremely swiftly. (In Afghanistan, for example, protestors were mostly farmers; they changed tactics more or less annually.)

  • Trump and Modi rally in Houston while India rallies history in Kashmir. Swatick Mujumdar. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    Sep 19 2019

    Photo: Source: ebay, Oct. 2004 "Woodblock prints by British American printmaker Charles William Bartlett (1860-1940). Bartlett is a well documented artist who traveled extensively in India, China, Japan and other parts of Asia, influencing his art for the rest of his life. In Japan, he learned woodblock printmaking, one of a handful of Western artists who mastered the Japanese print during this period."Date | before 1940 Source | http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00routesdata/1900_199...more

  • Red China aims to use social credits to cow US companies in the PRC. @AlanTonelson @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast RealityChek.com

    Sep 19 2019

    Photo: Deutsch: Eine Fabrik in China am Ufer des Jangtse.English: A Factory in China at Yangtze River.Euskara: Landare industrialen ondoriz, aire kutsakorra.Nederlands: Industrie langs de Yangtse rivier in China.Date | September 2008Source | Own workAuthor | High Contrasthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowRed China aims to use social credits to cow US companies in the PRC. @AlanTonelson @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast RealityChek.comhttp...more

  • Pence cancels meeting with the PRC's Guadalcanal. @CleoPaskal @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    Sep 19 2019

    Image:  Solomon Island warriors, armed with spears, on board an ornamented war canoe (1895). William Henry Jackson - Library of Congress LC-W7- 807. Public domain..Pence cancels meeting with the PRC's Guadalcanal. @CleoPaskal @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast The globally-relevant matter of the Solomon Islands, with Cleo Paskal, visiting Trudeau Fellow, University of Montreal, and associate Fellow, Chatham House.       The Solomon Islands accepted China’s wooing and cash, and caused VP Mike Pence’s c...more

  • PRC aims cultural genocide against the Uyghurs of East Turkistan & What is to be done? Arthur Waldron, University of Pennsylvania. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

    Sep 19 2019

    Photo: Uyghur Princes wearing Chinese-styled robes and headgear. Bezeklik, Cave 9, 9-12th century CE, wall painting, 62.4 x 59.5 cm. Located at the Museum für Indische Kunst, Berlin-Dahlem.Museum of Asian Art   Date | May 2006Source | Own workAuthor | GryffindorPermission(Reusing this file) | I release it into the public domain.http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowPRC aims cultural genocide against the Uyghurs of East Turkistan & Wh...more

  • 2/2 New new version of Tabby's Star.

    Sep 19 2019

    Image: Artist's concept of an "uneven ring of dust" orbiting Tabby's Star.  Public domain..There's a New Explanation for Mysterious Tabby's Star: A Melting Ploonet, by Michelle Starr      We're yet to make a conclusive detection of an exomoon. But if such moons are out there, orbiting planets outside the Solar System, one of them could be responsible for the peculiarities of KIC 8462852 - AKA Tabby's star.https://behindtheblack.com https://www.sciencealert.com/a-new-explanation-for-tabby-s-star-...more

  • 1/ 2 Unknown Unsolved Troubles with PRC Long March 45.

    Sep 19 2019

    Image:  The launch of Long March 3B Rocket in 1997, in Xichang Satellite Center, China. Public domain.   Medium and Intercontinental Range Ballistic Missiles (2007). Note: China currently is capable of targeting its nuclear forces throughout the region and most of the world, including the continental United States. Newer systems, such as the DF-31, DF-31A, and JL-2, will give China a more survivable nuclear force.  Public domain.. China suffers Long March 4 failure https://spacenews.com/china-ap...more

  • 2/2 Roskosmos has big plans and limited funds. Hotel Mars, episode n; Anatoly Zak, RussianSpaceWeb.com, & David Livingston, SpaceShow.com

    Sep 19 2019

    Image:  Patch of the Russian Space Agency, 1991-2004.  Roscosmos - Roscosmos.ru   Public domain..Hotel Mars, episode n; Anatoly Zak, RussianSpaceWeb.com, & David Livingston, SpaceShow.com http://www.russianspaceweb.com/2019.html    Planned Russian orbital launch attempts   September 25, 16:57 Moscow Time: A Soyuz-FG rocket to launch the Soyuz MS-15 transport spacecraft (Production No. 744/ISS mission 61S) from Baikonur. The crew will include a Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, a US astrona...more

  • 1/2 Roskosmos has big plans and limited funds. Hotel Mars, episode n; Anatoly Zak, RussianSpaceWeb.com, & David Livingston, SpaceShow.com

    Sep 19 2019

    Image:  Roscosmos buildings - Moscow, Schepkina Street 42.  Author: Александр Спиридонов Alexander SpirilonovPermissions*: see below..Hotel Mars, episode n; Anatoly Zak, RussianSpaceWeb.com, & David Livingston, SpaceShow.com http://www.russianspaceweb.com/2019.html    Planned Russian orbital launch attempts   September 25, 16:57 Moscow Time: A Soyuz-FG rocket to launch the Soyuz MS-15 transport spacecraft (Production No. 744/ISS mission 61S) from Baikonur. The crew will include a Russian co...more

  • The Democrat game of silencing SCOTUS. @WJMcGurn @WSJOpinion

    Sep 19 2019

    Photo: Supreme Court of the United States, circa 1864Date | circa 1864 Source | UnknownAuthor | Alexander Gardner, according to National Constitution Centerhttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowThe Democrat game of silencing SCOTUS. @WJMcGurn @WSJOpinion

  • Tales of the New Cold War: 1 of 2: Russia looks to the East, the West or Neither. Stephen F. Cohen @NYU @Princeton eastwestaccord.com.

    Sep 18 2019

    Photo: The Oprichniki by Nikolai Nevrev. The painting shows the last minutes of boyarin Feodorov, arrested for treason. To mock his alleged ambitions on the Tsar's title, the nobleman was given Tsar's regalia before execution. Nikolai Nevrev - [1] Public Domain File:0NevrevNV Oprichniki BISH.jpg Created: 1870s date QS:P571,+1870-00-00T00:00:00Z/8 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @BatchelorShowTales of the New Cold War: 1 of 2: Russia looks to t...more

  • Tales of the New Cold War: 2 of 2: Russia looks to the East, the West or Neither. Stephen F. Cohen @NYU @Princeton eastwestaccord.com.

    Sep 18 2019

    Photo: Ivan the Terrible Showing His Treasures to Jerome Horsey by Alexander Litovchenko (1875) Alexander Litovchenko - [1] originally uploaded to Wikipedia by Ghirlandajo on 2 February 2005 Ivan IV of Russia ("Ivan the Terrible") demonstrates his treasures to the ambassador of Queen Elizabeth I of England Public Domain File:Ivan the Terrible and Harsey.jpg Created: 1875date QS:P571,+1875-00-00T00:00:00Z/9 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @Batc...more

  • Baghdadi speaks in conflict with Al Qaeda. @ThomasJoscelyn

    Sep 18 2019

    Photo:  monumentsoldtest00pric (find matches)Title: The monuments and the Old Testament : evidence from ancient recordsYear: 1900 (1900s)Authors:  Price, Ira Maurice, 1856-1939Subjects:  Bible Jews -- History, AncientPublisher:  Chicago : Christian Culture PressContributing Library:  Princeton Theological Seminary LibraryDigitizing Sponsor:  MSNView Book Page: Book ViewerAbout This Book: Catalog EntryView All Images: All Images From BookClick here to view book online to see this illustration in ...more

  • 2/2 Humdinger Flynn trial: The desperation will be on the part of the prosecutors who are being exposed and liars and lawbreakers.

    Sep 18 2019

    Image:  10th St. NW facade of the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building from Constitution Avenue. Public domain.. Michael Flynn's new lawyer demands exculpatory evidence from DOJ. Larry Johnson, Sic Semper Tyrannis. https://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2019/09/michael-flynns-motion-to-compel-brady-evidence-is-compelling-by-larry-c-johnson.html

  • 1/2 Humdinger Flynn trial: The desperation will be on the part of the prosecutors who are being exposed and liars and lawbreakers.

    Sep 18 2019

    Image:  Seal of the United States Department of Justice National Security Division. Public domain.. Michael Flynn's new lawyer demands exculpatory evidence from DOJ. Larry Johnson, Sic Semper Tyrannis.https://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2019/09/michael-flynns-motion-to-compel-brady-evidence-is-compelling-by-larry-c-johnson.htmlFlynn's attorney, the amazing Sidney Powell, is demanding access to forty items of information. Let's review them one by one:A letter delivered by the Brit...more

  • Conservative Biden and Progressive Warren surge ahead of the posse. @LizPeek

    Sep 18 2019

    Photo: Title: Posse members resting on cots in the United Railway car barn during the Streetcar Strike of 1900.Date | 1900Source | Missouri History MuseumURL: http://images.mohistory.org/image/9687D950-3C1B-71F2-9387-A4F7105BBE33/original.jpgGallery: http://collections.mohistory.org/resource/140921Author | George StarkPermission(Reusing this file) | UND - Copyright undeterminedMHS Open Access Policy: You are welcome to download and utilize any digital file that the Missouri Historical believes i...more

  • What Recession? Manufacturing reawakens to the consumer. @LizPeek @FoxNews

    Sep 18 2019

    Photo:  Workers in a boot making factory, South Brisbane, 1900 A large contingent of workers are busy making boots at Antill & Freeman's Boot Factory, Cordelia Street, South Brisbane. (Description supplied with photograph.).Date | 1 December 1900Source | Copied and digitised from an image appearing in the Queenslander, 8 December 1900, p. 1169Author | Contributor(s): Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld.: 1866-1939)http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedulesTwitter: @Ba...more

  • 2/2 First Americans dated to 16,000 years ago arriving by sea: Loren G. Davis, Oregon State University.

    Sep 18 2019

    Image: The Lithic peoples, or Paleo-Indians, are the earliest known settlers of the Americas. The period's name derives from the appearance of lithic flaked stone tools.  Heinrich Harder (1858-1935) - The Wonderful Paleo Art of Heinrich Harder. Public domain.. First Americans dated to 16,000 years ago arriving by sea: Loren G. Davis, Oregon State University.  https://science.sciencemag.org/content/365/6456/891 Late Upper Paleolithic occupation at Cooper’s Ferry, Idaho, USA, ~16,000 years ago    ...more

  • 1/2 First Americans dated to 16,000 years ago arriving by sea: Loren G. Davis, Oregon State University.

    Sep 18 2019

    Image:   Restoration of an American mastodon herd by Charles R. Knight.   The Mammut americanum (American mastodon) became extinct around 12,000–9,000 years ago due to human-related activities or climate change. A hybrid of human-related activities and climate change has been proposed in recent years. See either Quaternary extinction event or Holocene extinction.  Public domain.. First Americans dated to 16,000 years ago arriving by sea: Loren G. Davis, Oregon State University.  https://science....more

  • Will the Iran attack on Saudi Arabia lead the Arab states to Israel? Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres@ThadMcCotter

    Sep 18 2019

    Image:  Platform supply vessels battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon; April 2010.  Public domain..Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia, Israeli elections, et al.Saudi oil attacks: Drones and missiles launched from Iran - US https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-49733558

  • Indiana Hoenlein and the 2000-year-old lost Cornwall tin ingots in Israel. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres, & @Conf_of_pres@ThadMcCotter

    Sep 18 2019

    Image:   Tinner leat in Trevelloe woods, in Cornwall. The leat is the best preserved feature of old tin streaming works that once ran down the stream in Trevelloe woods. Permissions:  1.  Author: John Negus / Tinner leat in Trevelloe woods / CC BY-SA 2.0   2. See below..The story of Boris Johnson and Moses: two-millennia-old tin ingots found off the coast of Israel; they turn out to have come from Devon and Cornwall!  Engelond had enormous trade routes, and metallurgical analysis shows these ing...more

  • 4/4 The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century; Audible Audiobook – Unabridged; by William Rosen

    Sep 18 2019

    Image:  In Holland, the Grote Mandrake means “The Great Drowning” and is named for the epic and massive flooding that occurred more and more frequently in the Low Countries of Europe's North Sea region as Europe's Little Ice Age intensified.. The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  William Rosen (Author), William Hughes (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher).How a seven-year cycle of rain, cold, disease, and warfare cr...more

  • 3/4 The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century; Audible Audiobook – Unabridged; by William Rosen

    Sep 18 2019

    Image:  Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, an 1887 painting by Russian artist Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov. Depicted from left to right are Death, Famine, War, and Conquest.  Public domain.. The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  William Rosen (Author), William Hughes (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher).How a seven-year cycle of rain, cold, disease, and warfare created the worst famine in European history.         I...more

  • 2/4 The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century; Audible Audiobook – Unabridged; by William Rosen

    Sep 18 2019

    Image:  Citizens of Tournai, Belgium, bury plague victims. Miniature by Pierart dou Tielt illustrating the Tractatus quartus bu Gilles li Muisit (Tournai, c. 1353).  Public domain. The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  William Rosen (Author), William Hughes (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher).How a seven-year cycle of rain, cold, disease, and warfare created the worst famine in European history.         In May 131...more

  • 1/4 The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century; Audible Audiobook – Unabridged; by William Rosen

    Sep 18 2019

    Image:  From the Apocalypse in a Biblia Pauperum illuminated at Erfurt around the time of the Great Famine. Death sits astride a manticore whose long tail ends in a ball of flame (Hell). Famine points to her hungry mouth. Public domain..        When God saw that the world was so over proud, He sent a dearth on earth, and made it full hard. A bushel of wheat was at four shillings or more, Of which men might have had a quarter before... And then they turned pale who had laughed so loud, And they b...more