The John Batchelor Show

By John Batchelor

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Dan Y
 Apr 17, 2020
master of story telling, radio journalism at it's finest, this is how it's done

Jack Drury
 Mar 18, 2020
One of the best all-around podcasts out there. It appeals to the seeker in all of us, as it covers, science, history, geopolitics, philosophy...an exhausting list of topics that will always keep you thinking!


 Sep 29, 2019
Best radio show / podcast hands down. Most thoughtful conversation around. Space exploration, geopolitics, literature, history, culture, philosophy... The show has it all.


 Jan 5, 2019

Longtime listener
 Dec 7, 2018
Thoughtful conversations with authors and policy analysts.

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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.

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1263: Watching sunspots may be watching the Earth's climate. Host.
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.2017 Spotless sun   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Watching sunspots may be watching the Earth's climate. Host. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/weather/topstories/earth-being-bombarded-by-500kms-solar-storm-which-could-affect-technology/ar-BB1e72jm
Mar 04, 2021
1263: New York Yankee Manager, Aaron Boone, 48, expected back in action after a pacemaker surgery. Host
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication. 1923. Opening Day at Yankee Stadium.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow New York Yankee Manager, Aaron Boone, 48, expected back in action after a pacemaker surgery. Host https://www.cbsnews.com/news/yankees-manager-aaron-boone-to-receive-pacemaker/
Mar 04, 2021
1262: Xi fancies his name will thunder down history if he invades Taiwan. Steve Yates: 葉望輝, @YatesDCIA, @dciadvisory
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Image:  Students of the Taihoku First Girls' High School near the Nishiyama Shrine in Taiwan   Steve Yates: 葉望輝, @YatesDCIA, @dciadvisory, former deputy national security advisor to Vice President Cheney and currently CEO of DC International Advisory;  and Gordon Chang, @GordonGChang, Daily Beast; in re: Xi is a hard-line leader. We have the Olympics in 2022. McMaster’s statement doesn’t seem useful. Xi has famously done away with term limits on Chinese leaders. Xi has been amping up the intl pressure for a long time. It’d be a mistake for the US to lighten up on the pressure.   Xi thinks he’d be seen as more important than Mao if he took Taiwan.  McMAster does not favor strategic clarity—“We will defend Taiwan”  —whereas strategic ambiguity is an academic’s creation that much favors Beijing. We should be clear that Taiwan in s not the provocateur. McMaster: A race to harden Taiwan’s defenses to make it indigestible.   The democratic country of Taiwan has done nothing to merit the aggression of Beijing. McMaster linked Korea and Taiwan—why? Cute and clever talking to bloody-minded Communist leaders.   If they don’t think there's real power aligned against them, they’ll look for ways to [aggress] and advance.  https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/Taiwan-in-danger-from-2022-on-expert-warns-US-Congress  
Mar 04, 2021
1262: Beijing’s genocide of Uyghurs: the world is looking to the US to lead the movement to boycott 2022 Olympics. @nuryturkel, @USCIRF
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Image:  Ismail Beg of the East Turkestan Republic Nury Turkel, @nuryturkel, @USCIRF, co-founder of the Uyghur Human Rights Project and a commissioner of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, and Gordon Chang, @GordonGChang, Daily Beast, in re: The intl community is looking to leadership in Washington for the announcement of a boycott against the Olympics in China. Hoping to see this in Netherlands, Australia, other.  US leadership is much needed to address the genocidal deeds in China. Whenever Beijing swings with a personal attack, China is taking it seriously.   China is trying to bury the deaths, predations, mass rapes, physical and cultural genocides in their fourth year , under the rug. It's not working. It's to be hoped that the White Hose will make an announcement, along with a specific action; for example: what will it do about ongoing slavery-made products? And a special tribunal to hold bad actors in Communist China to account.  Various proposals have been put in place. The genocides: real people, right now. If we do not take these actions,  expect to see future atrocities.   Recently, they had family members of Rebiya Kadeer  making pro-Communist comments. Quite mad. https://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3123821/foolish-boycott-beijings-winter-olympics https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house-shifts-beijing-olympics-boycott-pressure-uyghur-genocide
Mar 04, 2021
1262: China aims for all-domestic chip manufacturing just as the US reins in its own factories. @WeifengZhong, @mercatus, @HKUniversity
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Image: A 1974 microcircuit board Weifeng Zhong, @WeifengZhong, @mercatus, @HKUniversity, Mercatus Center, in re: Supply chains, China vsthe US. Review will look at pharmaceuticals, advanced batteries Mirabile dictu,Xi Jinping and Joe Biden are thinking the same kind of thoughts at the same time.    Adam Smith: Buying from the client that does it best makes for prosperity much better than does making things at home.  That was 1776; what’s happening now? . .  . Perhaps partly driven by Trump’s policies of the last four years.  China’s five-year plan shows is concerns about being able to build microchips from Taiwan any more. They've been trying to get ahead in chip mfrg, but it’s hard. Taiwan is so good; what the US should do is create excellent economic relations with Taiwan and buy from there. The reason the US is better at designed—Intel, Nvidia, AMD—and Taiwan is better at mfrg.  
Mar 04, 2021
1262: Democratic Congressmen show alarm at President Biden’s capacity to determine war. @JedBabbin @WashingtonTimes,
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Image:  Dr. Strangelove poster. Fair use.   Jed Babbin: @JedBabbin @WashingtonTimes ,  American Spectator, in re: A letter, request from a Democratic congressman to Bide to change the chain of command so that not only would the president continue to have the ability to launch war, but would require the agreement of the vice-president and others. A massive, massive question about Mr Biden’s mental health; had to be done with Mrs Pelosi’s approval. This was all mocked fifty years ago by Stanley Kubrick in Dr Strangelove,whose plot revolves around the launch of a nuclear war by a rogue general.     Is this a power grab by Mrs Pelosi?—but this would be an odd way to do that.   Biden garbles his words and loses his train of thought.  VP Harris is meeting with foreign leaders on her own —unheard of.  That Sterling Hayden has gone rogue on a SAC base is the only explanation.   At present, only the president is able to launch a war, and the people around him clearly don't trust him.   Strangelovewas a farce—but these Congressmen don't even know of it!    
Mar 04, 2021
1261: Can Japan and the US contain the aggressive PLA Navy inside the First Island Chain? James Holmes, first holder of the Wylie Chair of Maritime Strategy at the Naval War College and blogger at The Naval Diplomat (https://navaldiplomat.com/), @GordonGChang @
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Photo: Kamchatka peninsula, northernmost region of the First Island Chain. The first island chain refers to the first chain of major archipelagos (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archipelagos) out from the East Asian (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Asian) continental mainland coast. Principally composed of the Kuril Islands (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuril_Islands) , Japanese Archipelago (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Archipelago) , Ryukyu Islands (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryukyu_Islands) , Taiwan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan) (Formosa (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formosa) ), the northern Philippines (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines) , and Borneo (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borneo) ; from the Kamchatka Peninsula (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamchatka_Peninsula) to the Malay Peninsula (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malay_Peninsula) .    http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Can Japan and the US contain the aggressive PLA Navy inside the First Island Chain? James Holmes, first holder of the Wylie Chair of Maritime Strategy at the Naval War College and blogger at The Naval Diplomat (https://navaldiplomat.com/), @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast  https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/china%E2%80%99s-navy-could-soon-leave-japan-far-behind-179140 
Mar 04, 2021
1261: Climbing to the Solar Maximum 2025. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo:  A drawing of a sunspot in the Chronicles of John of Worcester (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_of_Worcester) . http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Climbing to the solar Maximum 2025. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/sunspot-update-february-activity-declines-to-predicted-values/
Mar 04, 2021
1261: The many leaks of the aging ISS & What is to be done?. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo: International Space Station (ISS). The Soyuz TM-31 launch vehicle is shown in the vertical position for its launch from Baikonur, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station. The Russian Soyuz launch vehicle is an expendable spacecraft that evolved out of the original Class A (Sputnik).   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow The many leaks of the aging ISS & What is to be done?. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/update-on-iss-leaks-several-to-be-drilled-sealed-over-next-5-days/
Mar 04, 2021
1261: The confusing CDC recommendations about quarantine after exposure to COVID-19. @HenryIMiller @PacificResearch HenryMillerMD.org
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Photo: New hospital building, Ellis Island; quarantine buildings on Swinburn Island and Hoffman Island   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow The confusing CDC recommendations about quarantine after exposure to COVID-19.  @HenryIMiller @PacificResearch HenryMillerMD.org http://www.henrymillermd.org/25157/cdc-new-policy-of-no-quarantine-after-vaccination
Mar 04, 2021
1261: State of the City, the State, the Union: Waiting on the multiple investigations of Governor Andrew Cuomo. Catsimatidis @JCats2013 @CatsRoundtable @JohnCats
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication. Hawk Street Viaduct, Albany, Albany County, NY   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow State of the City, the State, the Union: Waiting on the multiple investigations of Governor Andrew Cuomo. Catsimatidis @JCats2013 @CatsRoundtable @JohnCats https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cuomo-speaks-ny-lawmakers-call-for-resignation-impeachment
Mar 04, 2021
1261: Move the 2022 Winter Olympics away from the PRC bad actors. Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean at the Simon Wiesenthal Center. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast
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Photo: Olympic Games 1928 Amsterdam   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Move the 2022 Winter Olympics away from the PRC bad actors. Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean at the Simon Wiesenthal Center.  @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast  https://eurasiantimes.com/should-china-be-removed-from-2022-olympics-over-beijings-brutal-crackdown-on-uighurs-and-christians-oped/?__ https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2021/mar/01/boycott-beijing-winter-olympics-berlin  
Mar 04, 2021
1261: Famous Titusville, PA, and the future of energy demand in America. SalenaZito.com @DCExaminer
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Photo:  The Drake Well is a 69.5-foot-deep  oil well (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_well) in Cherrytree Township (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherrytree_Township,_Venango_County,_Pennsylvania) , Venango County (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venango_County,_Pennsylvania) , Pennsylvania (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania) , the success of which sparked the first oil boom in the United States. The well is the centerpiece of the Drake Well Museum (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake_Well_Museum) located 3 miles  south of Titusville (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titusville,_Pennsylvania) . Here:  Drake (right) in front of the well.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Famous Titusville, PA and the future of energy demand in America. SalenaZito.com @DCExaminer https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/api-president-says-he-hopes-for-a-seat-at-the-table-in-biden-administration
Mar 04, 2021
1261: Into the critical metallurgical coal face with the veterans of of the Acosta Mine, Somerset County, PA. @SalenaZito @DCExaminer
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Photo: Sons of Temperance Pennsylvania http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Into the critical metallurgical coal face with the veterans of of the Acosta Mine, Somerset County, PA. @SalenaZito @DCExaminer
Mar 04, 2021
1262: 1/4: Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?Paperback – September 22, 2015. by Karen Dawisha (b.1949-d.2018) (Author)
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Photo:  Dmitriy Pavlovich of Russia in car   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 1/4: Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?Paperback – September 22, 2015. by Karen Dawisha (https://www.amazon.com/Karen-Dawisha/e/B001H6QEOW/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) (b.1949-d.2018) (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Putins-Kleptocracy-Who-Owns-Russia/dp/1476795207 The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha’s brilliant Putin’s Kleptocracy provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power, the cabal he brought with him, the billions they have looted, and his plan to restore the Greater Russia. Russian scholar Dawisha describes and exposes the origins of Putin’s kleptocratic regime. She presents extensive new evidence about the Putin circle’s use of public positions for personal gain even before Putin became president in 2000. She documents the establishment of Bank Rossiya, now sanctioned by the US; the rise of the Ozero cooperative, founded by Putin and others who are now subject to visa bans and asset freezes; the links between Putin, Petromed, and “Putin’s Palace” near Sochi; and the role of security officials from Putin’s KGB days in Leningrad and Dresden, many of whom have maintained their contacts with Russian organized crime. Putin’s Kleptocracy is the result of years of research into the KGB and the various Russian crime syndicates. Dawisha’s sources include Stasi archives; Russian insiders; investigative journalists in the US, Britain, Germany, Finland, France, and Italy; and Western officials who served in Moscow. Russian journalists wrote part of this story when the Russian media was still free. “Many of them died for this story, and their work has largely been scrubbed from the Internet, and even from Russian libraries,” Dawisha says. “But some of that work remains.”
Mar 04, 2021
1262: 2/4: Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?Paperback – September 22, 2015. by Karen Dawisha (b.1949-d.2018) (Author)
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Photo: Russian peasants ("christianin")   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 2/4: Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?Paperback – September 22, 2015. by Karen Dawisha (https://www.amazon.com/Karen-Dawisha/e/B001H6QEOW/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) (b.1949-d.2018) (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Putins-Kleptocracy-Who-Owns-Russia/dp/1476795207 The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha’s brilliant Putin’s Kleptocracy provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power, the cabal he brought with him, the billions they have looted, and his plan to restore the Greater Russia. Russian scholar Dawisha describes and exposes the origins of Putin’s kleptocratic regime. She presents extensive new evidence about the Putin circle’s use of public positions for personal gain even before Putin became president in 2000. She documents the establishment of Bank Rossiya, now sanctioned by the US; the rise of the Ozero cooperative, founded by Putin and others who are now subject to visa bans and asset freezes; the links between Putin, Petromed, and “Putin’s Palace” near Sochi; and the role of security officials from Putin’s KGB days in Leningrad and Dresden, many of whom have maintained their contacts with Russian organized crime. Putin’s Kleptocracy is the result of years of research into the KGB and the various Russian crime syndicates. Dawisha’s sources include Stasi archives; Russian insiders; investigative journalists in the US, Britain, Germany, Finland, France, and Italy; and Western officials who served in Moscow. Russian journalists wrote part of this story when the Russian media was still free. “Many of them died for this story, and their work has largely been scrubbed from the Internet, and even from Russian libraries,” Dawisha says. “But some of that work remains.”
Mar 04, 2021
1262: 3/4: Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?Paperback – September 22, 2015. by Karen Dawisha (b.1949-d.2018) (Author)
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Photo: Schamyl, the political, military, and spiritual leader of Caucasian resistance to Imperial Russia in the 1800s. Circassia—under which name the country occupied by a great number of tribes of which the Circassians are one, is best known to foreigners—lies in the Caucasus, a range of mountains which, running in the direction between north-west and south-east, extends from the shores of the Black Sea to those of the Caspian, and divides by its wall of rock the two continents of Europe and Asia.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 3/4: Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?Paperback – September 22, 2015. by Karen Dawisha (https://www.amazon.com/Karen-Dawisha/e/B001H6QEOW/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) (b.1949-d.2018) (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Putins-Kleptocracy-Who-Owns-Russia/dp/1476795207 The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha’s brilliant Putin’s Kleptocracy provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power, the cabal he brought with him, the billions they have looted, and his plan to restore the Greater Russia. Russian scholar Dawisha describes and exposes the origins of Putin’s kleptocratic regime. She presents extensive new evidence about the Putin circle’s use of public positions for personal gain even before Putin became president in 2000. She documents the establishment of Bank Rossiya, now sanctioned by the US; the rise of the Ozero cooperative, founded by Putin and others who are now subject to visa bans and asset freezes; the links between Putin, Petromed, and “Putin’s Palace” near Sochi; and the role of security officials from Putin’s KGB days in Leningrad and Dresden, many of whom have maintained their contacts with Russian organized crime. Putin’s Kleptocracy is the result of years of research into the KGB and the various Russian crime syndicates. Dawisha’s sources include Stasi archives; Russian insiders; investigative journalists in the US, Britain, Germany, Finland, France, and Italy; and Western officials who served in Moscow. Russian journalists wrote part of this story when the Russian media was still free. “Many of them died for this story, and their work has largely been scrubbed from the Internet, and even from Russian libraries,” Dawisha says. “But some of that work remains.”
Mar 04, 2021
1262: 4/4: Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?Paperback – September 22, 2015. by Karen Dawisha (b.1949-d.2018) (Author)
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Photo: The coronation of Mikhail Romanovich Romanov in 1613. Coronation album. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 4/4: Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?Paperback – September 22, 2015. by Karen Dawisha (https://www.amazon.com/Karen-Dawisha/e/B001H6QEOW/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) (b.1949-d.2018) (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Putins-Kleptocracy-Who-Owns-Russia/dp/1476795207 The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha’s brilliant Putin’s Kleptocracy provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power, the cabal he brought with him, the billions they have looted, and his plan to restore the Greater Russia. Russian scholar Dawisha describes and exposes the origins of Putin’s kleptocratic regime. She presents extensive new evidence about the Putin circle’s use of public positions for personal gain even before Putin became president in 2000. She documents the establishment of Bank Rossiya, now sanctioned by the US; the rise of the Ozero cooperative, founded by Putin and others who are now subject to visa bans and asset freezes; the links between Putin, Petromed, and “Putin’s Palace” near Sochi; and the role of security officials from Putin’s KGB days in Leningrad and Dresden, many of whom have maintained their contacts with Russian organized crime. Putin’s Kleptocracy is the result of years of research into the KGB and the various Russian crime syndicates. Dawisha’s sources include Stasi archives; Russian insiders; investigative journalists in the US, Britain, Germany, Finland, France, and Italy; and Western officials who served in Moscow. Russian journalists wrote part of this story when the Russian media was still free. “Many of them died for this story, and their work has largely been scrubbed from the Internet, and even from Russian libraries,” Dawisha says. “But some of that work remains.”
Mar 04, 2021
1261: 2/2: Free Immigration, Free Trade and the problem at the Southern Border. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst
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Photo:  Free trade wharf, by James McNeill Whistler (American, Lowell, Massachusetts 1834–1903 London) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 2/2: Free Immigration, Free Trade and the problem at the Southern Border. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst https://www.hoover.org/research/immigration-getting-it-right
Mar 04, 2021
1261: 1/2: Free Immigration, Free Trade and the problem at the Southern Border. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst
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Photo: Public health workers checking Immigrants arriving to the US   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 1/2: Free Immigration, Free Trade and the problem at the Southern Border. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst https://www.hoover.org/research/immigration-getting-it-right
Mar 04, 2021
1261: The Biden Administration chooses to go or stay in Afghanistan on May 1. @AmbJohnBolton @DCExaminer
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Photo: Najibullah at the Belgrade (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgrade) Conference in 1989. Najbullah was the last leader who was able to unify all tribal groups, factions, and faiths in Afghanistan. (Fair use.) Mohammad Najibullah Ahmadzai was an Afghan politician who served as the leader and then president of Afghanistan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan) from 1986 till April 1992, shortly after which the mujahideen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_State_of_Afghanistan) took over Kabul (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabul) . After a failed attempt to flee to India (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India) , Najibullah remained in Kabul. He lived in the United Nations (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations) headquarters until his death at the hands of the Taliban (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taliban) after their capture (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kabul_(1992%E2%80%931996)#1996) of the city. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Biden Administration chooses to go or stay in Afghanistan on May 1. @AmbJohnBolton @DCExaminer https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/biden-should-stay-in-afghanistan
Mar 04, 2021
1261: Beware of the word "Great" in the works of presidential administrations, 1914-2021. @AmityShlaes Calvin Coolidge Foundation
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Photo: The patriots getting their beans.* [See below]   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Beware of the word "Great" in the works of presidential administrations, 1914-2021. @AmityShlaes Calvin Coolidge Foundation https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/536359-presidents-should-avoid-great-for-their-own-good-and-the-nations   ..  ..  .. * A satirical view of the scramble among newly elected President James K. Polk's 1844 campaign supporters, or "patriots," for "their beans," i.e., patronage and other official favors. Polk (upper right) sits in the Presidential Chair, his hands folded and apparently oblivious to the activity around him.  From behind the chair Andrew Jackson prompts him, "That's right Jemmy, Non Committal.  By the Eternal you're a chip of the old block."  To Polk's right a group of homely women present a petition and ask, "Can't you do something for us? we are poor weak women in great danger of being seduced!  We want a proclamation in behalf of our Moral Reform Society."   Below him John Beauchamp Jones and Francis Preston Blair, editors of influential rival newspapers, the "Madisonian" and the "Globe," fight for the privilege of being the administration organ.  In the center an Irishman, hat in hand, approaches Polk and asks, "Plaze yer honor's worship, can't ye do somethin' for me?  I was bor-r-n in Boston and rared in New-Yor-r-k, be the howly St. Patrick, and nivver a bit of an office have I had yet."  Nearby, a German or Dutchman walks away in disgust shouting, "Dod rot this administration! I've lost my sittivation that Tyler give me, that was worth $15 a year!  Dod rot 'em, I say!"  In the foreground Secretary of State James Buchanan asks a small, ragged figure, "What Office do you expect, my man?" The man, a Rhode Islander, responds, " . . . I was an Officer with Govr. Dorr, and I should like to be an Officer agin; but I ain't perticklar, if you haint got no office may be you've got some old Clothes to give me!"  Dorr was the leader of an abortive revolution in Rhode Island in 1842. (See Trouble in the Spartan Ranks, no. 1843-6).  At left South Carolinian John C. Calhoun, a frustrated aspirant for the 1844 Democratic nomination, rides off on a velocipede saying, "Let this Poke manage two stools if he can, I'll cut my stick, and be off for the sunny south."  Above, in the background, members of the "Empire Club" wave their hats and fire a cannon.  They may represent the expansionist platform on which Polk campaigned, which many Whigs feared would provoke war with Mexico.  In the left foreground is a motley militia troop carrying a banner "For Oregon!! Liberty! or Death!!!" Their leader proclaims, "Follow me brave soldiers, strike but one blow, and Oregon is ours!"  Polk's campaign platform favored reannexation of the Oregon Territory.
Mar 04, 2021
1260: Iran doesn't mean, "No." Behnam Ben Taleblu, @FDD.
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Image:  At the dance. Here:  Wellington, wearing a top-hat, walks dejectedly (right to left) with bent back. Brougham, dressed as a German broom-girl as in BM Satires No. 14769, &c., takes the Duke's right hand, puts her left hand on his shoulder, and looks into his face with a soothing but appraising smile, saying, 'Never Mind don't fret'.  May 1832?  Lithograph Iran doesn't mean, "No."   Behnam Ben Taleblu, @FDD.   Behnam Ben Taleblu, @FDD; in re: Iran stood the US at the dance to reopen the JCPOA.  “US should lift all sanctions first.”    When Iran says no, it doesn't mean no.   In fact, Teheran is at the dance; just saying, Give me more. Hoping Biden buckles first. Think of the varsity jock.  “Nuclear ueber alles.”   If you give away all leverage, you have none left to address the broader threats, some longer and stronger. Iran intends to supervise security for West Asia. Goal is to erode US will, pack up and leave. Iran wants to force the Biden team into one defeat after another, pave the way for Ian to lock in its [hegemony].   Houthis are part of the negotiation: Biden’s stance is seen as weakness.     ..  .. ..  ..  .. ..  ..  .. ..  ..  .. ..    
Mar 03, 2021
1260: Navalny condemned. @PaulR_Gregory @HooverInst
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Image: On the Sea of Okhotsk, Russian Far East Navalny condemned. @PaulR_Gregory @HooverInst     Paul Gregory: @PaulR_Gregory, @HooverInst, in re: Alexei Navalny in Penal Colony No. 2, most similar to gulags. Live collectively in a hut, cook your own meals. Community is run as a gang by “activists.” Warden fully knows the abuse. Goal is to break your will, and totally isolate you from the outside world—and Navalny is an inspiration for a movement for liberty and against Putin. Navalny’s vision is of a federal system: he was visiting cities all across Siberia to set up a network teaching how the population can vote: to detect pro-Putin candidates (who are now concealing that fact). This could create a true federal system.  US imposed sanctions against seven senior Russian officials and fourteen entities for having tried to poison and kill Navalny Sanctions are poorly chosen.  Navalny’s group said: The only way to help is to stop Nordstream 2, but Biden hasn't done anything like that.    Severe limits on Navalny’s lawyers, who cannot visit.   Navalny may die in prison; sudden illness, suicide, something.  National protests, in hundreds of Russian cities, have still not yielded huge demonstrations within Moscow.   https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/01/world/europe/navalny-prison-russia.html
Mar 03, 2021
1259: Stefan Halper lied to the FBI August 11 and 12, 2016 & What is to be done?. Svetlana Lokhova: @RealSLokhova;
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Image:  FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, Stefan Halper lied to the FBI August 11 and 12, 2016 & What is to be done?. Svetlana Lokhova: @RealSLokhova;   Svetlana Lokhova: @RealSLokhova; in re: Stefan Halper deceived a puzzlingly passive FBI.  Feb 2014 dinner attended by Flynn, but not Halper, who was a long-term FBI informant.    FBI has been less than transparent about this chronology.  Halper met with   -- Aug 11 and 12 2016, and then opened Crossfire Hurricane; did not open an investigation into General Flynn. Halper told a whopper of a lie: “I was at a dinner [where he had not been] and Svetlana latched on to Gen Flynn and taken a cab with him to a train, went with him to London; all to everyone’s shock and surprise.”   None of this was true at all. From these highly intentional lines began an investigation into General Flynn.  Then Svetlana got calls from four different media outlets, 28 Feb and 1 March of 2017: all of them knew her name and where she lived; all asked her about her relationship with Gen Flynn—whom she’d met once.  The media had been briefed by Halper.  . . .    Last week, Svetlana’s name was raised; finally, it’s been made public that Halper was a liar that led to the turmoil we know as Russiagate.  It’s to the Special Counsel to report on this.   https://justthenews.com/sites/default/files/2021-02/Halper%20Source%20Documents_final.pdf  
Mar 03, 2021
1258: To pay for the virus, taxing capital Ggains, realized or not. Host
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1959.  Night baseball, Marshall, Texas   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow To pay for the virus, taxing Capital Gains, realized or not. Host https://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-stimulus-and-the-financialization-of-taxes-11614272986
Mar 03, 2021
1258: Will open Texas open fully the MLB stadiums in Houston and Arlington? Host.
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1944 Night baseball, Marshall, Texas   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Will open Texas open fully the MLB stadiums in Houston and Arlington? Host. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2021/03/02/abbott-hints-at-exciting-news-tuesday-that-could-include-rollback-of-texas-covid-19-restrictions/
Mar 03, 2021
1257: 4/12: 1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR--Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny Kindle Edition.by David Pietrusza (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: Adolf Hitler's speech in the Reichstag, 30 January 1939 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 4/12: 1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR--Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny Kindle Edition.by David Pietrusza (https://www.amazon.com/David-Pietrusza/e/B001HCYTWU/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/1932-FDR-Two-Politics-Betrayal-Unlikely-ebook/dp/B014W13I06/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1614748726&sr=1-7 Readers enter the fray through David Pietrusza’s page-turning account: Roosevelt’s fellow Democrats may yet halt him at a deadlocked convention. 1928’s Democratic nominee, Al Smith, harbors a grudge against his one-time protege. Press baron William Randolph Hearst lays his own plans to block Roosevelt’s ascent to the White House. FDR’s politically-inspired juggling of a New York City scandal threatens his juggernaut. In Germany, the Nazis surge at the polls but twice fall short of Reichstag majorities. Hitler, tasting power after a lifetime of failure and obscurity, falls to Hindenburg for the presidency—also twice within the year. Cabals and counter-cabals plot. Secrets of love and suicide haunt Hitler. Yet guile and ambition may yet still prevail. 1932’s breathtaking narrative covers two epic stories that possess haunting parallels to today’s crisis-filled vortex. It is an all-too-human tale of scapegoats and panaceas, class warfare and racial politics, of a seemingly bottomless depression, of massive unemployment and hardship, of unprecedented public works/infrastructure programs, of business stimulus programs and damaging allegations of political cronyism, of waves of bank failures and of mortgages foreclosed, of Washington bonus marches and Berlin street fights, of once-solid financial empires collapsing seemingly overnight, of rapidly shifting social mores, and of mountains of irresponsible international debt threatening to crash not just mere nations but the entire global economy.
Mar 03, 2021
1257: 3/12: 1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR--Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny Kindle Edition.by David Pietrusza (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: FDR's first inauguration   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 3/12: 1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR--Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny Kindle Edition.by David Pietrusza (https://www.amazon.com/David-Pietrusza/e/B001HCYTWU/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/1932-FDR-Two-Politics-Betrayal-Unlikely-ebook/dp/B014W13I06/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1614748726&sr=1-7 Readers enter the fray through David Pietrusza’s page-turning account: Roosevelt’s fellow Democrats may yet halt him at a deadlocked convention. 1928’s Democratic nominee, Al Smith, harbors a grudge against his one-time protege. Press baron William Randolph Hearst lays his own plans to block Roosevelt’s ascent to the White House. FDR’s politically-inspired juggling of a New York City scandal threatens his juggernaut. In Germany, the Nazis surge at the polls but twice fall short of Reichstag majorities. Hitler, tasting power after a lifetime of failure and obscurity, falls to Hindenburg for the presidency—also twice within the year. Cabals and counter-cabals plot. Secrets of love and suicide haunt Hitler. Yet guile and ambition may yet still prevail. 1932’s breathtaking narrative covers two epic stories that possess haunting parallels to today’s crisis-filled vortex. It is an all-too-human tale of scapegoats and panaceas, class warfare and racial politics, of a seemingly bottomless depression, of massive unemployment and hardship, of unprecedented public works/infrastructure programs, of business stimulus programs and damaging allegations of political cronyism, of waves of bank failures and of mortgages foreclosed, of Washington bonus marches and Berlin street fights, of once-solid financial empires collapsing seemingly overnight, of rapidly shifting social mores, and of mountains of irresponsible international debt threatening to crash not just mere nations but the entire global economy.
Mar 03, 2021
1257: 2/12: 1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR--Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny Kindle Edition.by David Pietrusza (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: Berryman Political Cartoon Collection   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 2/12: 1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR--Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny Kindle Edition.by David Pietrusza (https://www.amazon.com/David-Pietrusza/e/B001HCYTWU/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/1932-FDR-Two-Politics-Betrayal-Unlikely-ebook/dp/B014W13I06/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1614748726&sr=1-7 Readers enter the fray through David Pietrusza’s page-turning account: Roosevelt’s fellow Democrats may yet halt him at a deadlocked convention. 1928’s Democratic nominee, Al Smith, harbors a grudge against his one-time protege. Press baron William Randolph Hearst lays his own plans to block Roosevelt’s ascent to the White House. FDR’s politically-inspired juggling of a New York City scandal threatens his juggernaut. In Germany, the Nazis surge at the polls but twice fall short of Reichstag majorities. Hitler, tasting power after a lifetime of failure and obscurity, falls to Hindenburg for the presidency—also twice within the year. Cabals and counter-cabals plot. Secrets of love and suicide haunt Hitler. Yet guile and ambition may yet still prevail. 1932’s breathtaking narrative covers two epic stories that possess haunting parallels to today’s crisis-filled vortex. It is an all-too-human tale of scapegoats and panaceas, class warfare and racial politics, of a seemingly bottomless depression, of massive unemployment and hardship, of unprecedented public works/infrastructure programs, of business stimulus programs and damaging allegations of political cronyism, of waves of bank failures and of mortgages foreclosed, of Washington bonus marches and Berlin street fights, of once-solid financial empires collapsing seemingly overnight, of rapidly shifting social mores, and of mountains of irresponsible international debt threatening to crash not just mere nations but the entire global economy.
Mar 03, 2021
1257: 1/12: 1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR--Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny Kindle Edition.by David Pietrusza (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: Franklin Delano Roosevelt   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 1/12: 1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR--Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny Kindle Edition.by David Pietrusza (https://www.amazon.com/David-Pietrusza/e/B001HCYTWU/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/1932-FDR-Two-Politics-Betrayal-Unlikely-ebook/dp/B014W13I06/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1614748726&sr=1-7 Readers enter the fray through David Pietrusza’s page-turning account: Roosevelt’s fellow Democrats may yet halt him at a deadlocked convention. 1928’s Democratic nominee, Al Smith, harbors a grudge against his one-time protege. Press baron William Randolph Hearst lays his own plans to block Roosevelt’s ascent to the White House. FDR’s politically-inspired juggling of a New York City scandal threatens his juggernaut. In Germany, the Nazis surge at the polls but twice fall short of Reichstag majorities. Hitler, tasting power after a lifetime of failure and obscurity, falls to Hindenburg for the presidency—also twice within the year. Cabals and counter-cabals plot. Secrets of love and suicide haunt Hitler. Yet guile and ambition may yet still prevail. 1932’s breathtaking narrative covers two epic stories that possess haunting parallels to today’s crisis-filled vortex. It is an all-too-human tale of scapegoats and panaceas, class warfare and racial politics, of a seemingly bottomless depression, of massive unemployment and hardship, of unprecedented public works/infrastructure programs, of business stimulus programs and damaging allegations of political cronyism, of waves of bank failures and of mortgages foreclosed, of Washington bonus marches and Berlin street fights, of once-solid financial empires collapsing seemingly overnight, of rapidly shifting social mores, and of mountains of irresponsible international debt threatening to crash not just mere nations but the entire global economy.
Mar 03, 2021
1256: Reaching out directly to Iranian people would yield much better results than coaxing the mullahs. @VictoriaCoates
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Image:  Nestorian (Assyrian) Christian family making butter, Mawana, Persia   Victoria Coates, @VictoriaCoates,Center for Security Policy;  in re: News from Dubai: Iran has refused to speak with the US. Mr Zarif refuses to enter into the discussion even though Biden stopped calling Houthis to be surrogates of Iran. A fledgling romance between DC and Teheran; flowers and chocolates both in the room.  The report on Khashoggi is also a gift to Iran; recognizing Western Sahara as sovereign Moroccan territory is also a gift. By saying No, Iran gets more than if it says Yes.   Blinken is a veteran dip, yet he’s proceeding while knowing he can't win. Their prime directive is getting back in to the JCPOA. They don’t much care about the rest of the Middle East. Also, focused on climate. Thy favor this path, but it’s getting mugged by reality.   UAE, Saudi, and to some extent Qatar: Biden is backing up in order to [c0usin up to] Iran. US could supply hospital ships; Israel has extra vaccine doses.   Ayatollah said: “The vaccines are completely untrustworthy; they  . . . want to contaminate other nations.” He’s a devil. Shaitan.   Reaching out directly to the Iranian people would be a much more successful US policy.  https://news.yahoo.com/iran-insists-u-lift-sanctions-074026273.html https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/23/biden-administration-shouldnt-be-negotiating-with-/ https://www.jpost.com/opinion/coronavirus-israel-should-give-iran-vaccines-opinion-659836
Mar 03, 2021
1255: What is the risk in the Red Sea? Gregory R Copley, Defense and Foreign Affairs
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Image:  Abyssinian warriors going to the northern front during the Second Italo-Ethiopian War   Gregory R Copley: Defense and Foreign Affairs; Gregory R Copley, The New Total War of the Twenty-first Century and the Trigger of the Fear Pandemic, in re:  Blinken has just condemned Ethiopia. His information comes from sources hostile to Ethiopia.  Blinken wants to get back in a dominant position vis-a-vs Egypt—which the Egyptians openly refuse. As Blinken tries to curry favor with Egypt, he’ll also lose any favorable views from the Red Sea area. Right now, the US is taking sides with Egypt, ignoring relations with Israel, Jordan, Saudis, Ethiopia—failing to concentrate  on perhaps the most critical sea lane in the world: on the Red Sea.   Israel would like to support Eritrea and Ethiopia to stabilize the region; Egypt thinks it has to divide and conquer. It’d be nice to think that Blinken and the administration had a coherent view, but in fact they’re years out of date.  Blinken and State are missing the boat in what constitutes a comprehensive regional view. In fact, you can regain prestige and influence without taking sides excessively.  Biden wants to appeal to the Iranian clerics to help; not a fruitful path.   Blinken is blaming Ethiopia for crimes.  He sees Egypt as the big prize; but Sisi will not be a pawn of US, Russia or Europe. Ethiopia needs to strengthen ties with Saudis and Israel, and go on the intl [PR] offensive. If it fails to, it’ll suffer enormously for years. https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/world/eritrea-killed-hundreds-in-ethiopia-ai/ar-BB1e3m08  
Mar 03, 2021
1255: Why does the US condemn Ethiopia? Gregory R Copley, Defense and Foreign Affairs
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Image:  Passage of the Red Sea Gregory R Copley: Defense and Foreign Affairs; Gregory R Copley, The New Total War of the Twenty-first Century and the Trigger of the Fear Pandemic, in re: A critical period in the life of East Africa:  Ethiopia has been troubled for decades because of the civil war. Now Abiy Ahmed is working to restore health; but US presses E to end Tigray violence. Blinkin [demanded]: “A growing number of credible repost of atrocities”   -- and to withdraw troops from Tigray. This is a rewrite of Clinton’s approach the problem-solving in the Balkans:  massive amts of money going into basically[a belligerent oubliette]. Clinton bought the story and many people became filthy rich.  Here, Blinken is supporting a Marxist former govt (TPLF), a secessionist group that engaged in genocide for thirty years; Obama administration doubled down; people backing TPLF now are getting all their info from TPLF, blaming the victims of the crimes.   I saw massive numbers of Serbs who were killed by Croats; the photos were labelled the opposite: “Croats killed by Serbs.”   TPLF is engaging in genocide against the Amhara, attributing these acts to the Amhara.   Egypt is funding this.   The TPLF is defeated in Tigray, but paying for a huge PR campaign in Washington.   Look where Blinken’s allies got it wrong in the Balkans; and where they’re getting their info now.   Egypt is also driving Sudan to attack Ethiopia because it claims a major water deficit, blaming it on Ethiopia, source of the Blue Nile. Reality is that Egypt put in the massive Aswan High Dam, with a huge lake, which Egypt could easily release to fill any claimed deficits.   Ethiopia is building the Grand Renaissance Dam, which isn’t taking any water from Egypt.   Egypt’s position is entirely contrary to intl law.   Sudanese military, trying to get back in power, is working with (and taking money from) Egypt. Big deal with Russia in desalination. Egypt has its own water mismanagement problems, trying to blame them on someone else. It may go to war with Ethiopia.  If Egypt wants to prosper, it has to strike a real deal on water, and rethink how it manages the flow of water and topsoil.   Why is the new Secretary of State wading in to this? Clearly, something else is at stake.  https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2021/02/27/soldiers-have-killed-hundreds-of-civilians-in-tigray   https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-conflict-usa-idUSKCN2AU225
Mar 03, 2021
1254: London finances brighten as the vaccinated get ready to return to normal. @JosephSternberg, @WSJOpinion
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Image: Bank in London   Joseph Sternberg: @josephsternberg, @WSJOpinion; Political Economics column; WSJ editorial board;  in re: The successful UK vaccination program leading to: The economy may be able to open sooner than expected: relievepressure on spending, and revenue coming in with the returning economy.Vaccines definitely are effective against the English strain. Negative indexes are dropping spectacularly.  Airlines set to launch intl vaccine passport. Britons as much as anyone hope to travel in summer.   Vaccine Nationalism https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/03/02/eu-unity-face-coronavirus-pressure-vaccines-supplies/     Life in London in virus time: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/vaccines-raise-hopes-for-swift-recovery-k6szhxg50 Policymakers will need to levy fewer taxes to support the public finances as the economy will bounce back more 
Mar 03, 2021
1254: Taxing the rich. @JosephSternberg, @WSJOpinion
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Image: The Rich Man at His Table, from The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus Joseph Sternberg: @josephsternberg, @WSJOpinion; Political Economics column; WSJ editorial board; in re: “Happy that he’s on target, but the target makes me unhappy.” In the US, capital gains are becoming a more reliable income source for the govt; Fed helps inflate asset markets to create a new tax base almost out of thin air. In the mkt: can be taxed on ___ and on increase in asset between when you bought and sold. . .  .  As the govt becomes more reliant on capital revenue . . .   Plan to tax gains even though you haven't sold?  Now, to be taxed on a gain, you have to realize it – but there's a plan to tax unrealized gains even if you haven't sold anything. Is Powell aware of this tax issue? Not seen any suggestion that he has. Govt is addicted to borrowing—debt svc costs becoming serious.  Fear of inflation has rocked the a markets.  If the new tax happens, will come in context of “making the rich pay their fair share” after covid. This is much bigger than that; it changes relations between govt and citizenry. https://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-stimulus-and-the-financialization-of-taxes-11614272986
Mar 03, 2021
1253: Cancelling "Horton Hears a Who" is much too much. @LizPeek
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Photo:    Dr Seuss (Geisel)  at work on a drawing of the Grinch (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grinch) for How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_the_Grinch_Stole_Christmas!) in 1957 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Cancelling "Horton Hears a Who" is much too much. @LizPeek https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/cpac-cancel-culture-attacks-dr-seuss-liz-peek https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/dr-seuss-books-rocket-amazon-213037414.html  ( https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/dr-seuss-books-rocket-amazon-213037414.html )
Mar 03, 2021
1253: Biden's $1.9 Trillion slush fund in a Springtime bursting recovery. @LizPeek @FoxNews
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Photo: Chas. B. Hilles of New York before Borah Slush Fund Com., 10/23/24   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Biden's $1.9 Trillion slush fund in a Springtime bursting recovery. @LizPeek @FoxNews https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/02/stimulus-update-democrats-aim-to-pass-1point9-trillion-covid-relief-bill-next-week.html
Mar 03, 2021
1253: Cuban regime threatened by a popular ballad, "Patria y Vida!" @MariaFdaCabal & @jmhumire
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Photo: Patria y Vida!   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Cuban regime threatened by a popular ballad, "Patria y Vega!" @MariaFdaCabal & @jmhumire https://aldianews.com/articles/culture/music/patria-y-vida-viral-music-video-cubas-government-will-never-dance/62989
Mar 03, 2021
1253: Joe Biden remote-faces the challenges of Mexico and Leftist AMLO. @MariaFdaCabal & @jmhumire
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Photo: Mexican street scene, two centuries ago.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Joe Biden remote-faces the challenges of Mexico and Leftist AMLO. @MariaFdaCabal (https://twitter.com/MariaFdaCabal/) & @jmhumire (https://twitter.com/jmhumire/) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-02/biden-voiced-openness-on-migration-to-amlo-mexico-officials-say
Mar 03, 2021
1252: 4/4: A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age Reprint Edition, Kindle Edition.by Matt Richtel (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo:  Hemispatial neglect is a neuropsychological (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuropsychological) condition in which, after damage to one hemisphere of the brain is sustained, a deficit in attention to and awareness of one side of the field of vision is observed. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 4/4: A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age Reprint Edition, Kindle Edition.by Matt Richtel (https://www.amazon.com/Matt-Richtel/e/B001IQW87I/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Deadly-Wandering-Investigation-Astonishing-Attention-ebook/dp/B00HU5J20W/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= One of the decade's most original and masterfully reported books, A Deadly Wandering by Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times journalist Matt Richtel interweaves the cutting-edge science of attention with the tensely plotted story of a mysterious car accident and its aftermath to answer some of the defining questions of our time: What is technology doing to us? Can our minds keep up with the pace of change? How can we find balance? On the last day of summer, an ordinary Utah college student named Reggie Shaw fatally struck two rocket scientists while texting and driving along a majestic stretch of highway bordering the Rocky Mountains. A Deadly Wandering follows Reggie from the moment of the tragedy, through the police investigation, the state's groundbreaking prosecution, and ultimately, Reggie's wrenching admission of responsibility. Richtel parallels Reggie's journey with leading-edge scientific findings on the impact technology has on our brains, showing how these devices play to our deepest social instincts. A propulsive read filled with surprising scientific detail, riveting narrative tension, and rare emotional depth, A Deadly Wandering is a book that can change—and save—lives.
Mar 03, 2021
1252: 3/4: A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age Reprint Edition, Kindle Edition.by Matt Richtel (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: Inattention.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 3/4: A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age Reprint Edition, Kindle Edition.by Matt Richtel (https://www.amazon.com/Matt-Richtel/e/B001IQW87I/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Deadly-Wandering-Investigation-Astonishing-Attention-ebook/dp/B00HU5J20W/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= One of the decade's most original and masterfully reported books, A Deadly Wandering by Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times journalist Matt Richtel interweaves the cutting-edge science of attention with the tensely plotted story of a mysterious car accident and its aftermath to answer some of the defining questions of our time: What is technology doing to us? Can our minds keep up with the pace of change? How can we find balance? On the last day of summer, an ordinary Utah college student named Reggie Shaw fatally struck two rocket scientists while texting and driving along a majestic stretch of highway bordering the Rocky Mountains. A Deadly Wandering follows Reggie from the moment of the tragedy, through the police investigation, the state's groundbreaking prosecution, and ultimately, Reggie's wrenching admission of responsibility. Richtel parallels Reggie's journey with leading-edge scientific findings on the impact technology has on our brains, showing how these devices play to our deepest social instincts. A propulsive read filled with surprising scientific detail, riveting narrative tension, and rare emotional depth, A Deadly Wandering is a book that can change—and save—lives.
Mar 03, 2021
1252: 2/4: A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age Reprint Edition, Kindle Edition.by Matt Richtel (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: Automobile accident http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 2/4: A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age Reprint Edition, Kindle Edition.by Matt Richtel (https://www.amazon.com/Matt-Richtel/e/B001IQW87I/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Deadly-Wandering-Investigation-Astonishing-Attention-ebook/dp/B00HU5J20W/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= One of the decade's most original and masterfully reported books, A Deadly Wandering by Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times journalist Matt Richtel interweaves the cutting-edge science of attention with the tensely plotted story of a mysterious car accident and its aftermath to answer some of the defining questions of our time: What is technology doing to us? Can our minds keep up with the pace of change? How can we find balance? On the last day of summer, an ordinary Utah college student named Reggie Shaw fatally struck two rocket scientists while texting and driving along a majestic stretch of highway bordering the Rocky Mountains. A Deadly Wandering follows Reggie from the moment of the tragedy, through the police investigation, the state's groundbreaking prosecution, and ultimately, Reggie's wrenching admission of responsibility. Richtel parallels Reggie's journey with leading-edge scientific findings on the impact technology has on our brains, showing how these devices play to our deepest social instincts. A propulsive read filled with surprising scientific detail, riveting narrative tension, and rare emotional depth, A Deadly Wandering is a book that can change—and save—lives.
Mar 03, 2021
1252: 1/4: A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age Reprint Edition, Kindle Edition.by Matt Richtel (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: Attention!   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 1/4: A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age Reprint Edition, Kindle Edition.by Matt Richtel (https://www.amazon.com/Matt-Richtel/e/B001IQW87I/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Deadly-Wandering-Investigation-Astonishing-Attention-ebook/dp/B00HU5J20W/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= One of the decade's most original and masterfully reported books, A Deadly Wandering by Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times journalist Matt Richtel interweaves the cutting-edge science of attention with the tensely plotted story of a mysterious car accident and its aftermath to answer some of the defining questions of our time: What is technology doing to us? Can our minds keep up with the pace of change? How can we find balance? On the last day of summer, an ordinary Utah college student named Reggie Shaw fatally struck two rocket scientists while texting and driving along a majestic stretch of highway bordering the Rocky Mountains. A Deadly Wandering follows Reggie from the moment of the tragedy, through the police investigation, the state's groundbreaking prosecution, and ultimately, Reggie's wrenching admission of responsibility. Richtel parallels Reggie's journey with leading-edge scientific findings on the impact technology has on our brains, showing how these devices play to our deepest social instincts. A propulsive read filled with surprising scientific detail, riveting narrative tension, and rare emotional depth, A Deadly Wandering is a book that can change—and save—lives.
Mar 03, 2021
1248: #CrisisInAlbany: Allegations of widely known executive office bullying & What is to be done? @HarrySiegel @NYDailyNews.
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Photo: Albany Courthouse   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow #CrisisInAlbany: Allegations of widely known executive office bullying & What is to be done? @HarrySiegel @NYDailyNews. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/01/nyregion/cuomo-harassment-anna-ruch.html https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-harrys-column-20210228-hrh6r546lbcvdjlfopsha2d2oa-story.html
Mar 02, 2021
1251: The 4-part color code of Italy in the virus and Sardinia. Host.
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication. Karl Emanuel I., König von Sardinien Österreichische Nationalbibliothek - Austrian National Library   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow The 4-part color code of Italy in the virus and Sardinia. Host.
Mar 02, 2021
1251: Armenia becomes unstable while Azerbaijan recovers and prospers. @ElinSuleymanov, @azembassyus, @ProfBShaffer @FDD
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Image:  Trans-Anatolian gas pipeline (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Anatolian_gas_pipeline) inauguration at the Turkish city of Eskişehir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eski%C5%9Fehir) , 12 June 2018   TANAP inauguration at the Turkish city of Eskişehir. (Rovnag Abdullayev - president SoCAR, →Mustafa Akıncı - President of Northern Cyprus, →Ilham Aliyev - President of Azerbaijan, →Recep Tayyip Erdoğan - President of Turkey, →Petro Poroshenko - President of Ukraine, →Aleksandar Vučić - President of Serbia, →Berat Albayrak - Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey )   Elin Suleymanov,  @ElinSuleymanov, @azembassyus (https://twitter.com/azembassyus?lang=en) , ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Washington; and Brenda Shaffer: @ProfBShaffer  @FDD; Georgetown; in re:  President Ilham Aliyev held a press conference in Azeri, English, Russian and Turkish; no limit on the questions. He was conversational and amiable with media. An Iranian journo asked about Shi’a terrorists in Azerbaijan; President Aliyev responded mildly and politely till she was embarrassed.  Signed a cultural agreement with Turkey.  . . . A team of Israeli surgeons has arrived in Baku to help soldiers who were badly damaged in the recent war.  Azerbaijanis have sent warm thanks to Israel.  
Mar 02, 2021
1250: "Indiana" Hoenlein and the Lost Phylacteries of the Warsaw Ghetto. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness
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Image:  Phylacterys for head & arm. The one with letter shin for the head. Deut. X: 13-21, Exodus XIII: 1-16 inclusive ; Quotation contained in phylactery for the arm. Deut. VII: 4-9   Malcolm Hoenlein, @conf_of_pres, Conference of Presidents, in re: Upper Austria: another chamber of death, this one relates to Holland.  A castle in Hartheim: 30,000 disabled and mentally-disabled people were killed there. Thousands and thousands of killing camps; no one could claim he didn’t know.  Found a hidden bunker in Warsaw with twenty pairs of phylacteries/tfillen. Taken to Israel for public display.  There must have been many hidden bunkers.  https://www.algemeiner.com/2021/01/25/hidden-bunker-discovered-in-warsaw-ghetto/
Mar 02, 2021
1249: Iran refuses to talk. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres@ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness
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Image: Iskander missiles travelling in Russia. Искандер-М с ракетами   Screen grab.   Malcolm Hoenlein, @conf_of_pres, Conference of Presidents; and Thaddeus McCotter: @ThadMcCotter, @theamgreatness, American Greatness, in re:  Air attack in Syria, lunched by Biden against an Iranian cutout in Erbil? Air strike was on the Syria-Iraq crossing. This is much more of an alternative message: relates to the attack on Erbil earlier by Iran-backed militias. Well targetted. “A message that you can't act with impunity” said President Biden (to Iran). A transfer point for weapons going in to Lebanon. Israel accused Iran of attacking one of its cargo ships in the Gulf of Oman.  Iran attacks Israeli ship on Thursday night; Iran attacks US in Erbil; US bombs Syrian-Iraqi border. Israeli ship was substantially blown up, but it got back to port for repairs.  Iranians still refuse to talk, demanding concessions in advance, which the US declines. Tensions growing.   Now challenging Turkey. Zarif making rounds in Armenia, Moscow, Georgia. The 44-day conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan; in Ganja, huge craters. Armenia launched at least one Iskander short-range missile; it was shot down using the Barack missile from Israel. The rocket clearly was intended to kill a lot of civilian population. Fritz Berggren, a mid-level civil service officer in the State Department; posts with his name and picture. Congress demanding that State investigate his hundreds of vicious, racist and anti-Jewish posts.   Palestinian Authority blocks Israel from entering its territory to inoculate, but tens of thousands of Palestinians go into Israel to get vaccinated.  https://news.yahoo.com/iran-rejects-nuclear-talks-u-180821044.html  
Mar 02, 2021
1244: #MLB: Baltimore Oriole Trey Mancini recovers from colon cancer by singling to center. Host.
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1938. Waterfront. Baltimore, Maryland   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow #MLB: Baltimore Oriole Trey Mancini recovers from colon cancer by singling to center.  Host. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/mlbs-trey-mancini-receives-standing-215003295.html  ( https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/mlbs-trey-mancini-receives-standing-215003295.html )
Mar 02, 2021
1247: 12/12: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 Kindle Edition.by Bruce Hoffman (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: Nazareth; a 2,000-year-old wall, regularly restored. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact (http://johnbatchelorshow.com/contact) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules (http://johnbatchelorshow.com/schedules) Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 12/12: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 Kindle Edition.by (http://edition.by/) Bruce Hoffman (https://www.amazon.com/Bruce-Hoffman/e/B00U1T0Z82/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Soldiers-Struggle-Israel-1917-1947-ebook/dp/B00N6PER5A/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= In this groundbreaking work, Bruce Hoffman—America’s leading expert on terrorism—brilliantly re-creates the crucial thirty-year period that led to the birth of Israel. Drawing on previously untapped archival resources in London, Washington, D.C., and Jerusalem, Anonymous Soldiers shows how the efforts of two militant Zionist groups brought about the end of British rule in the Middle East. Hoffman shines new light on the bombing of the King David Hotel, the assassination of Lord Moyne in Cairo, the leadership of Menachem Begin, the life and death of Abraham Stern, and much else. Above all, he shows exactly how the underdog “anonymous soldiers” of Irgun and Lehi defeated the British and set in motion the chain of events that resulted in the creation of the formidable nation-state of Israel. One of the most detailed and sustained accounts of a terrorist and counterterrorist campaign ever written, Hoffman has crafted the definitive account of the struggle for Israel—and an impressive investigation of the efficacy of guerilla tactics. Anonymous Soldiers is essential to anyone wishing to understand the current situation in the Middle East. 
Mar 02, 2021
1247: 11/12: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 Kindle Edition.by Bruce Hoffman (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo:  Jewish anti-Palestine White Paper demonstrations. [Women's demonstration on May 22, 1939]. Delegation of women who carried the "Protest" to the chief secretary.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact (http://johnbatchelorshow.com/contact) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules (http://johnbatchelorshow.com/schedules) Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 11/12: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 Kindle Edition.by (http://edition.by/) Bruce Hoffman (https://www.amazon.com/Bruce-Hoffman/e/B00U1T0Z82/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Soldiers-Struggle-Israel-1917-1947-ebook/dp/B00N6PER5A/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= In this groundbreaking work, Bruce Hoffman—America’s leading expert on terrorism—brilliantly re-creates the crucial thirty-year period that led to the birth of Israel. Drawing on previously untapped archival resources in London, Washington, D.C., and Jerusalem, Anonymous Soldiers shows how the efforts of two militant Zionist groups brought about the end of British rule in the Middle East. Hoffman shines new light on the bombing of the King David Hotel, the assassination of Lord Moyne in Cairo, the leadership of Menachem Begin, the life and death of Abraham Stern, and much else. Above all, he shows exactly how the underdog “anonymous soldiers” of Irgun and Lehi defeated the British and set in motion the chain of events that resulted in the creation of the formidable nation-state of Israel. One of the most detailed and sustained accounts of a terrorist and counterterrorist campaign ever written, Hoffman has crafted the definitive account of the struggle for Israel—and an impressive investigation of the efficacy of guerilla tactics. Anonymous Soldiers is essential to anyone wishing to understand the current situation in the Middle East. 
Mar 02, 2021
1247: 10/12: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 Kindle Edition.by Bruce Hoffman (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: Wings over Palestine - Certificates of Flying School, April 21, 1939. Dr. Herzog, Chief Rabbi of Palestine (Askenazim) addressing gathering thro[ough] loudspeakers [Lydda Air Port]   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact (http://johnbatchelorshow.com/contact) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules (http://johnbatchelorshow.com/schedules) Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 10/12: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 Kindle Edition.by (http://edition.by/) Bruce Hoffman (https://www.amazon.com/Bruce-Hoffman/e/B00U1T0Z82/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Soldiers-Struggle-Israel-1917-1947-ebook/dp/B00N6PER5A/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= In this groundbreaking work, Bruce Hoffman—America’s leading expert on terrorism—brilliantly re-creates the crucial thirty-year period that led to the birth of Israel. Drawing on previously untapped archival resources in London, Washington, D.C., and Jerusalem, Anonymous Soldiers shows how the efforts of two militant Zionist groups brought about the end of British rule in the Middle East. Hoffman shines new light on the bombing of the King David Hotel, the assassination of Lord Moyne in Cairo, the leadership of Menachem Begin, the life and death of Abraham Stern, and much else. Above all, he shows exactly how the underdog “anonymous soldiers” of Irgun and Lehi defeated the British and set in motion the chain of events that resulted in the creation of the formidable nation-state of Israel. One of the most detailed and sustained accounts of a terrorist and counterterrorist campaign ever written, Hoffman has crafted the definitive account of the struggle for Israel—and an impressive investigation of the efficacy of guerilla tactics. Anonymous Soldiers is essential to anyone wishing to understand the current situation in the Middle East. 
Mar 02, 2021
1247: 9/12: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 Kindle Edition.by Bruce Hoffman (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo:  Jewish procession to Absalom's Pillar   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact (http://johnbatchelorshow.com/contact) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules (http://johnbatchelorshow.com/schedules) Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 9/12: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 Kindle Edition.by (http://edition.by/) Bruce Hoffman (https://www.amazon.com/Bruce-Hoffman/e/B00U1T0Z82/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Soldiers-Struggle-Israel-1917-1947-ebook/dp/B00N6PER5A/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= In this groundbreaking work, Bruce Hoffman—America’s leading expert on terrorism—brilliantly re-creates the crucial thirty-year period that led to the birth of Israel. Drawing on previously untapped archival resources in London, Washington, D.C., and Jerusalem, Anonymous Soldiers shows how the efforts of two militant Zionist groups brought about the end of British rule in the Middle East. Hoffman shines new light on the bombing of the King David Hotel, the assassination of Lord Moyne in Cairo, the leadership of Menachem Begin, the life and death of Abraham Stern, and much else. Above all, he shows exactly how the underdog “anonymous soldiers” of Irgun and Lehi defeated the British and set in motion the chain of events that resulted in the creation of the formidable nation-state of Israel. One of the most detailed and sustained accounts of a terrorist and counterterrorist campaign ever written, Hoffman has crafted the definitive account of the struggle for Israel—and an impressive investigation of the efficacy of guerilla tactics. Anonymous Soldiers is essential to anyone wishing to understand the current situation in the Middle East. 
Mar 02, 2021
1246: China cyberattacks India; & What is to be done? @CleoPaskal @FDD @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast
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Image:  India Cleo Paskal, @CleoPaskal, non-resident senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies,  and Gordon Chang, @GordonGChang, Daily Beast, in re:  Was China the actor who led a cyber attack on India that blew out its electrical grid?  Probably. Is Delhi speaking of this openly? About 70% of India’s critical electrical infrastructure comes from China! Corruption in the procurement chain. Indian military has been running Chinese drones.  The US grid is currently at risk. Internal war in India between those who want to protect India and those who’ve been compromised, bribed and corrupted.   The CCP is so comprehensive, it [covers all bases in and around the Indian Ocean.  One little guy n Iowa could cause a big chunk of US electricity to [cease].    Modhi has good instincts, but people around him are undermining India’s safety.    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/28/us/politics/china-india-hacking-electricity.html?smid=tw-share
Mar 02, 2021
1244: Andrew Cuomo makes hasty, futile, serial, surprising mistakes. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund
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Photo: Their Presence of Mind (or In this case, error).  Life Cartoons . http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Andrew Cuomo makes hasty, futile, serial, surprising mistakes. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund https://www.foxnews.com/politics/third-woman-accuses-cuomo
Mar 02, 2021
1246: The Hong Kong hero Jimmy Lai condemned to jail forever by the PRC. @Michael_Yon, war correspondent; and Gordon Chang, @GordonGChang
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Image: The KOWLOON ESTATE, HURLEY (1897)   Michael Yon: @Michael_Yon, war correspondent; and Gordon Chang, @GordonGChang, Daily Beast, in re: For decades, Jimmy Lai has resisted Beijing; he founded the main pro-democracy newspaper in Hong Kong—is an inspiration, which is what Beijing fears the most. He stayed in Hong Kong and fought with words. Chinese Communist Party is sweeping away all semblance of a rule of law and anything related to democracy or liberty. CCP claims that Jimmy Lai was connected to the flight of the young people months ago. Original charges were flimsy. Communists don’t care abut individuals, but do care about the system.  The only way he’ll ever see the light of day is if the US and other nations press Beijing really hard to release him. “Make it painful for CCP to put innocent people in prison.”  Would boycott the Olympics n China do any good?  They said they’d respond harshly—Beijing is upset because it goes to the core of China’s legitimacy will work hard to prevent any talk of boycott.  Britain is quite concerned; other countries are beginning to think how to pressure China.   Jimmy Lai is in a similar place to where Nelson Mandela was, although Nelson was more central to the movement (“by a smidgeon”).  Is the White House paying attention? Don't know, but CCP scooped up dozens of pro-democracy citizens several days ago and is holding them.  https://finance.yahoo.com/news/1-hong-kong-tycoon-jimmy-092433041.html
Mar 02, 2021
1244: Progressive Merrick Garland and the class struggles of the counter-revolutionaries, wreckers and kulaks.@DavidMDrucker @JohnFund
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Photo: Poster “Tsar, Pope and kulak” Русский: Плакат "Царь, поп и кулак". Издательство ВЦИК Совета Рабочих, Крестьянских, Красноармейских и Казачьих Депутатов   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Progressive Merrick Garland and the class struggles of the counter-revolutionaries, wreckers and kulaks.@DavidMDrucker @JohnFund  https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/02/garland-heralds-return-of-the-obama-justice-department-radical-as-ever/ The judge emphasized that his top priority is domestic terrorism. But not all domestic terrorism. It is domestic terrorism as Democrats are defining it — viz., white supremacism, as instantiated by the rioting at the Capitol on January 6
Mar 02, 2021
1245: There is no Afghanistan peace talk, and Al Qaeda is stronger than ever. @thomasjoscelyn, @FDD; @billroggio; @LongWarJournal; podcast: Generation Jihad
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Image: 1950s Afghanistan - Kabul University students changing classes   Tom Joscelyn, @thomasjoscelyn, Long War Journal and @FDD; and Bill Roggio, @billroggio, Long War Journal and @FDD;  podcast: Generation Jihad,  @LongWarJournal; in re: In the New York Times, ambassadorargues that it’s time to leave Afghanistan because the “Taliban has been decimated” [sic;seems to mean obliterated].  This is factually totally inaccurate. The talks are not peace talks; there’s no progress, and Taliban don't want to make progress.  A coalition of “Afghan civil society.”  All this is mired in confusion and nonsense.  The “peace process” is conjured up in Washington. You can either leave and spare American troops; or you can say after May first and know that the insurgents will go after them. Doha deal:  some argue that it needs to be renegotiated—but it was rendered moot within 48 hours. No reality here. ISIS would be happy to claim any attacks.   Why does Washington try to convince the American people that there’s a peace process? Recall that this guy wanted to be in the Trump administration but wasn’t invited.  Knows little or nothing about the actual workings. The original reason for the US to be in Afghanistan was to [get rid of] al Qaeda.  That certainly didn't occur. https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/02/05/biden-must-reckon-with-the-failed-doha-deal/
Mar 02, 2021
1244: Trump commands the GOP. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund
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Photo: This untitled illustration by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Evening Star on March 29, 1915, shows former President Theodore Roosevelt, rumored to be interested in running again for President in 1916, ready to get back into playing with his GOP elephant friend. Berryman Political Cartoon Collection http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Trump commands the GOP. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-cpac-message-thank-you-supporters-lara-trump
Mar 02, 2021
1244: Mario Draghi's Italy grows cautious at Covid-19 mutations. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation.
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Photo: The Optimist at Genoa   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Mario Draghi's Italy grows cautious at Covid-19 mutations. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation. https://news.yahoo.com/italy-tightens-covid-restrictions-5-205010111.html
Mar 02, 2021
1244: Biden bombs Iran in Syria; & What is to be done? @thomasjoscelyn, @FDD; @billroggio; @LongWarJournal; podcast: Generation Jihad
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Image:  Persepolis from Travels in Assyria, Media, and Persia, etc.   Tom Joscelyn, @thomasjoscelyn, Long War Journal and @FDD; and Bill Roggio, @billroggio, Long War Journal and @FDD;  podcast: Generation Jihad,  @LongWarJournal; in re:  Militiamen targeted in Syria and cross-border in Iraq.  Iranians have been running a border militia; do damage in Iraq then scoot back to Syria.  Hezbollah Brigades: part of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces, a legitimate entity in the Iraqi military establishment. What the US does not have in Iraq is real skin in the game, which Iran does.  US has been  looking for ways to get out of Iraq.  News reports that senior al Qaeda members living comfortably in Iran. Mike Pompeo revealed that Mahgrebi has been living there and no one disputed that. Mahgrebi oversees global operations.  A 2007 demonstration outside the Bush White House, with Jane Fonda and Susan Sarandon, against the war.  https://news.yahoo.com/biden-defends-airstrike-syria-letter-015519376.html  
Mar 02, 2021
1243: 1/4 The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo—and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation, by James Donovan
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Image:  This is a drawing of the Alamo Mission in San Antonio. It was first printed in 1854 in Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion and was reprinted in Frank Thompson's 2005 "The Alamo", p 106.   The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo—and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation,by James Donovan (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=James+Donovan&text=James+Donovan&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=digital-text)   On February 23, 1836, a large Mexican army led by the dictator Santa Anna reached San Antonio and laid siege to about 175 Texas rebels holed up in the Alamo. The Texans refused to surrender for nearly two weeks until almost 2,000 Mexican troops unleashed a final assault. The defenders fought valiantly—for their lives and for a free and independent Texas—but in the end, they were all slaughtered. Their ultimate sacrifice inspired the rallying cry "Remember the Alamo!" and eventual triumph. Exhaustively researched, and drawing upon fresh primary sources in U.S. and Mexican archives, The Blood of Heros is the definitive account of this epic battle. Populated by larger-than-life characters—Davy Crockett, James Bowie, William Barret Travis—this is a stirring story of audacity, valor, and redemption.   https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Heroes-Struggle-Alamo-Sacrifice-ebook/dp/B007ME5HS2/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= ..
Mar 02, 2021
1243: 2/4 The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo—and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation, by James Donovan
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Image: The Fall of the Alamo, painted by Theodore Gentilz in 1844, depicts the Alamo complex from the south. The Low Barracks, the chapel, and the wooden palisade connecting them are in the foreground. .   The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo—and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation,by James Donovan (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=James+Donovan&text=James+Donovan&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=digital-text)   On February 23, 1836, a large Mexican army led by the dictator Santa Anna reached San Antonio and laid siege to about 175 Texas rebels holed up in the Alamo. The Texans refused to surrender for nearly two weeks until almost 2,000 Mexican troops unleashed a final assault. The defenders fought valiantly—for their lives and for a free and independent Texas—but in the end, they were all slaughtered. Their ultimate sacrifice inspired the rallying cry "Remember the Alamo!" and eventual triumph. Exhaustively researched, and drawing upon fresh primary sources in U.S. and Mexican archives, The Blood of Heros is the definitive account of this epic battle. Populated by larger-than-life characters—Davy Crockett, James Bowie, William Barret Travis—this is a stirring story of audacity, valor, and redemption.   https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Heroes-Struggle-Alamo-Sacrifice-ebook/dp/B007ME5HS2/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Mar 02, 2021
1243: 3/4 The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo—and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation, by James Donovan
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Image: Santa Anna's retreat from Cerro Gordo   The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo—and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation,by James Donovan (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=James+Donovan&text=James+Donovan&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=digital-text)   On February 23, 1836, a large Mexican army led by the dictator Santa Anna reached San Antonio and laid siege to about 175 Texas rebels holed up in the Alamo. The Texans refused to surrender for nearly two weeks until almost 2,000 Mexican troops unleashed a final assault. The defenders fought valiantly—for their lives and for a free and independent Texas—but in the end, they were all slaughtered. Their ultimate sacrifice inspired the rallying cry "Remember the Alamo!" and eventual triumph. Exhaustively researched, and drawing upon fresh primary sources in U.S. and Mexican archives, The Blood of Heros is the definitive account of this epic battle. Populated by larger-than-life characters—Davy Crockett, James Bowie, William Barret Travis—this is a stirring story of audacity, valor, and redemption.   https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Heroes-Struggle-Alamo-Sacrifice-ebook/dp/B007ME5HS2/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= ..
Mar 02, 2021
1243: 4/4 The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo—and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation, by James Donovan
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Image:  William B. Travis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_B._Travis) became sole Texian commander at the Alamo on February 24.   The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo—and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation,by James Donovan (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=James+Donovan&text=James+Donovan&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=digital-text)   On February 23, 1836, a large Mexican army led by the dictator Santa Anna reached San Antonio and laid siege to about 175 Texas rebels holed up in the Alamo. The Texans refused to surrender for nearly two weeks until almost 2,000 Mexican troops unleashed a final assault. The defenders fought valiantly—for their lives and for a free and independent Texas—but in the end, they were all slaughtered. Their ultimate sacrifice inspired the rallying cry "Remember the Alamo!" and eventual triumph. Exhaustively researched, and drawing upon fresh primary sources in U.S. and Mexican archives, The Blood of Heros is the definitive account of this epic battle. Populated by larger-than-life characters—Davy Crockett, James Bowie, William Barret Travis—this is a stirring story of audacity, valor, and redemption.   https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Heroes-Struggle-Alamo-Sacrifice-ebook/dp/B007ME5HS2/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= ..
Mar 02, 2021
1241: 1/2: #ClassicScience: Time Machine, First Century BCE. Alexander Jones @NYU.
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Photo: Schematic of the artefact's known mechanism Antikythera mechanism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Antikythera_mechanism) fragment (fragment A). The mechanism consists of a complex system of 30 wheels and plates with inscriptions relating to signs of the zodiac, months, eclipses and pan-Hellenic games. The study of the fragments suggests that this was a kind of astrolabe The ancient Greeks created the world’s first computer, the Antikythera Mechanism, a mechanical device that they used to predict astronomical events and mark the passage of time. The device was pulled from the Antikythera shipwreck in 1901. While scientists have been studying the mechanism for over 100 years, modern technology has finally allowed them to learn much more about this amazing artifact. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 1/2: #ClassicScience: Time Machine, First Century BCE. Alexander Jones @NYU. http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/antikythera-mechanism-1.3628648 “…After more than a decade's efforts using cutting-edge scanning equipment, an international team of scientists has now read about 3,500 characters of explanatory text — a quarter of the original — in the innards of the 2,100-year-old remains. They say it was a kind of philosopher's guide to the galaxy, and perhaps the world's oldest mechanical computer. "Now we have texts that you can actually read as ancient Greek, what we had before was like something on the radio with a lot of static," said team member Alexander Jones, a professor of the history of ancient science at New York University. "It's a lot of detail for us because it comes from a period from which we know very little about Greek astronomy and essentially nothing about the technology, except what we gather from here," he said. "So these very small texts are a very big thing for us."
Mar 01, 2021
1241: 2/2: #ClassicScience: Time Machine, First Century BCE. Alexander Jones @NYU.
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Photo: Computer-generated front panel of the Freeth model   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 2/2: #ClassicScience: Time Machine, First Century BCE. Alexander Jones @NYU. http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/antikythera-mechanism-1.3628648 “…After more than a decade's efforts using cutting-edge scanning equipment, an international team of scientists has now read about 3,500 characters of explanatory text — a quarter of the original — in the innards of the 2,100-year-old remains. They say it was a kind of philosopher's guide to the galaxy, and perhaps the world's oldest mechanical computer. "Now we have texts that you can actually read as ancient Greek, what we had before was like something on the radio with a lot of static," said team member Alexander Jones, a professor of the history of ancient science at New York University. "It's a lot of detail for us because it comes from a period from which we know very little about Greek astronomy and essentially nothing about the technology, except what we gather from here," he said. "So these very small texts are a very big thing for us."
Mar 01, 2021
1240: 1/2: #ClassicScience: Globalization 2000 BCE. Andrew Lawler @ScienceMagazine
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Photo: An antique map of Irkutsk (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irkutsk) and Lake Baikal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Baikal) in its neighbourhood The Indo-Iranian language and culture were developed in the Andronovo culture [a collection of similar local Bronze Age (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronze_Age) cultures that flourished c. 2000–900 BC in western Siberia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siberia) and the central Eurasian Steppe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_Steppe) ] (c. 2000–900 BCE), and influenced by the Bactria–Margiana Archaeological Complex (c. 2400–1600 BCE). The Indo-Aryans split off around 2000–1600 BCE from the Iranians, after which Indo-Aryan groups are thought to have moved to the Levant (Mitanni (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitanni) ), the northern Indian subcontinent (Vedic people (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vedic_people) , c. 1500 BCE), and China (Wusun (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wusun) ). Thereafter the Iranians migrated into Iran. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 1/2: #ClassicScience: Globalization 2000 BCE.  Andrew Lawler @ScienceMagazine http://science.sciencemag.org/content/344/6191/1440.full “…The work, still in the early stages, is shifting archaeologists' focus from the great empires at either end of the Silk Road—Rome and China—to the trade and influence of the vibrant societies in between. Until recently, many historians would have agreed with a 20th century French scholar who dismissed the world's third largest ocean as “scarcely more than an extension of the eastern Mediterranean.” A paucity of ancient texts and archaeological digs reinforced this parochial view. But the new evidence shows that from 2000 B.C.E. until the arrival of Europeans in 1498, the Indian Ocean network linked diverse societies on three continents, catalyzing industrial development and cultural changes from early Southeast Asia to medieval coastal Africa. It all sounds unexpectedly modern, says J. D. Hill, an archaeologist at the British Museum in London. “The surprise is that the world was interconnected long ago.”
Mar 01, 2021
1240: 2/2: #ClassicScience: Globalization 2000 BCE. Andrew Lawler @ScienceMagazine
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Photo: Harappan (Indus Valley) Civilization Gallery, India National Museum, New Delhi. Complete indexed photo collection at WorldHistoryPics.com.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 2/2: #ClassicScience: Globalization 2000 BCE.  Andrew Lawler @ScienceMagazine http://science.sciencemag.org/content/344/6191/1440.full “…The work, still in the early stages, is shifting archaeologists' focus from the great empires at either end of the Silk Road—Rome and China—to the trade and influence of the vibrant societies in between. Until recently, many historians would have agreed with a 20th century French scholar who dismissed the world's third largest ocean as “scarcely more than an extension of the eastern Mediterranean.” A paucity of ancient texts and archaeological digs reinforced this parochial view. But the new evidence shows that from 2000 B.C.E. until the arrival of Europeans in 1498, the Indian Ocean network linked diverse societies on three continents, catalyzing industrial development and cultural changes from early Southeast Asia to medieval coastal Africa. It all sounds unexpectedly modern, says J. D. Hill, an archaeologist at the British Museum in London. “The surprise is that the world was interconnected long ago.”
Mar 01, 2021
1239: #ClassicKenCroswell: The mysteries of Halo Stars. Ken Croswell, Scientific American.
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Photo: Hot stars burn brightly in this image from NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer, showing the UV side of a familiar face. At 2.5 million light-years away, the Andromeda galaxy is our Milky Way’s largest galactic neighbor. The bands of blue-white making up the galaxy’s striking rings are neighborhoods that harbor hot, young, massive stars. Dark blue-grey lanes of cooler dust show up starkly against these bright rings, tracing the regions where star formation is currently taking place in dense cloudy cocoons. The stellar halo is a nearly spherical population of field stars and globular clusters (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globular_cluster) . It surrounds most disk galaxies as well as some elliptical galaxies of type cD (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type-cD_galaxy) . A low amount (about one percent) of a galaxy's stellar mass resides in the stellar halo, meaning its luminosity is much lower than other components of the galaxy.  —WIkipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galactic_halo#cite_note-6) "The Halo Stars is the name given to the ancient formation of stars which encircle the outer edge of the Milky Way Galaxy (https://warhammer40k.fandom.com/wiki/Milky_Way_Galaxy) , representing the last stellar clusters to be encountered before one enters the eternal, frigid night of the intergalactic void. The Halo Stars are believed to be the oldest stars in the galaxy and their circumference extends for approximately 200,000 light years around the Milky Way, usually grouped in a cluster formation. The Halo Stars may also be intermixed into the shroud of dark matter that is known to extend beyond the visible disk of the galaxy for several hundred thousand light years." https://warhammer40k.fandom.com/wiki/Halo_Stars http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow #ClassicKenCroswell: The mysteries of Halo Stars. Ken Croswell, Scientific American. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ancient-halo-stars-cast-the-milky-ways-first-light/ "...The star is much older than a globular cluster with the same chemical composition, however. "I think there's a real age difference," VandenBerg says. The cluster, named M92, lies in the constellation Hercules and is only about 12.5 billion years old—some 1.5 billion years younger than the star. Both have the same low iron abundance, about one two-hundred-fiftieth that of the sun. "It's the same story for the other star, named HD 132475, which is younger and richer in iron. It is some 320 light-years away and around 12.6 billion years old—about a billion years older than globular cluster M5, whose iron abundance of about one thirtieth of our sun’s matches that of the lone halo star. Thus, as the astronomers report in the September 10 issue of The Astrophysical Journal, both stars apparently formed well before the clusters they resemble. "It makes sense astrophysically," Gilmore says. Early on, he explains, the galaxy probably couldn't make big clusters but instead only individual stars and small stellar groups. Stars form when clouds of gas collapse. But to collapse a cloud must cool; in the modern Milky Way carbon and oxygen atoms radiate heat, cooling clouds to frigid temperatures. But the early galaxy had little carbon or oxygen. As a result, Gilmore says, something as grand as a globular cluster could emerge only after supernovae had cast these two crucial elements into space. So the first objects the Milky Way formed were instead individual stars.
Mar 01, 2021
1238: 1/4: The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan Kindle Edition. by James Scott (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: Broadside view of USS Silversides (SS-236) on or about 31 March 1942 as she was on sea trials. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 1/4: The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan Kindle Edition. by James Scott (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=James+Scott&text=James+Scott&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=digital-text) (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/War-Below-Story-Submarines-Battled-ebook/dp/B008J4B468/ref=sr_1_13?dchild=1&keywords=James+M+Scott&qid=1614552155&s=digital-text&sr=1-13 Focusing on the unique stories of three of the war’s top submarines—Silversides, Drum, and Tang—The War Below vividly re-creates the camaraderie, exhilaration, and fear of the brave volunteers who took the fight to the enemy’s coastline in World War II. The award-winning journalist James Scott recounts incredible feats of courage—from an emergency appendectomy performed with kitchen utensils to sailors’ desperate struggle to escape from a flooded submarine—as well as moments of unimaginable tragedy, including an attack on an unmarked enemy freighter carrying 1,800 American prisoners of war. The casualty rate among submariners topped that of all other military branches. The war claimed almost one out of every five submarines, and a submarine crewman was six times more likely to die than a sailor onboard a surface ship. But this valorous service accomplished its mission; Silversides, Drum, and Tang sank a combined sixty-two freighters, tankers, and transports. The Japanese were so ravaged from the loss of precious supplies that by the war’s end, pilots resorted to suicidal kamikaze missions and hungry civilians ate sawdust while warships had to drop anchor due to lack of fuel. In retaliation, the Japanese often beat, tortured, and starved captured submariners in the atrocious prisoner of war camps. Based on more than 100 interviews with submarine veterans and thousands of pages of previously unpublished letters and diaries, The War Below lets readers experience the battle for the Pacific as never before. .
Mar 01, 2021
1238: 2/4: The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan Kindle Edition. by James Scott (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo:  Periscope photo of Japanese ship attacked and damaged by USS Silversides, 14 Oct. 1942   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 2/4: The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan Kindle Edition. by James Scott (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=James+Scott&text=James+Scott&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=digital-text) (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/War-Below-Story-Submarines-Battled-ebook/dp/B008J4B468/ref=sr_1_13?dchild=1&keywords=James+M+Scott&qid=1614552155&s=digital-text&sr=1-13 Focusing on the unique stories of three of the war’s top submarines—Silversides, Drum, and Tang—The War Below vividly re-creates the camaraderie, exhilaration, and fear of the brave volunteers who took the fight to the enemy’s coastline in World War II. Award-winning journalist James Scott recounts incredible feats of courage—from an emergency appendectomy performed with kitchen utensils to sailors’ desperate struggle to escape from a flooded submarine—as well as moments of unimaginable tragedy, including an attack on an unmarked enemy freighter carrying 1,800 American prisoners of war. The casualty rate among submariners topped that of all other military branches. The war claimed almost one out of every five submarines, and a submarine crewman was six times more likely to die than a sailor onboard a surface ship. But this valorous service accomplished its mission; Silversides, Drum, and Tang sank a combined sixty-two freighters, tankers, and transports. The Japanese were so ravaged from the loss of precious supplies that by the war’s end, pilots resorted to suicidal kamikaze missions and hungry civilians ate sawdust while warships had to drop anchor due to lack of fuel. In retaliation, the Japanese often beat, tortured, and starved captured submariners in the atrocious prisoner of war camps. Based on more than 100 interviews with submarine veterans and thousands of pages of previously unpublished letters and diaries, The War Below lets readers experience the battle for the Pacific as never before.
Mar 01, 2021
1238: 3/4: The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan Kindle Edition. by James Scott (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: Drum, c. 1943 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 3/4: The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan Kindle Edition. by James Scott (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=James+Scott&text=James+Scott&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=digital-text) (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/War-Below-Story-Submarines-Battled-ebook/dp/B008J4B468/ref=sr_1_13?dchild=1&keywords=James+M+Scott&qid=1614552155&s=digital-text&sr=1-13 Focusing on the unique stories of three of the war’s top submarines—Silversides, Drum, and Tang—The War Below vividly re-creates the camaraderie, exhilaration, and fear of the brave volunteers who took the fight to the enemy’s coastline in World War II. Award-winning journalist James Scott recounts incredible feats of courage—from an emergency appendectomy performed with kitchen utensils to sailors’ desperate struggle to escape from a flooded submarine—as well as moments of unimaginable tragedy, including an attack on an unmarked enemy freighter carrying 1,800 American prisoners of war. The casualty rate among submariners topped that of all other military branches. The war claimed almost one out of every five submarines, and a submarine crewman was six times more likely to die than a sailor onboard a surface ship. But this valorous service accomplished its mission; Silversides, Drum, and Tang sank a combined sixty-two freighters, tankers, and transports. The Japanese were so ravaged from the loss of precious supplies that by the war’s end, pilots resorted to suicidal kamikaze missions and hungry civilians ate sawdust while warships had to drop anchor due to lack of fuel. In retaliation, the Japanese often beat, tortured, and starved captured submariners in the atrocious prisoner of war camps. Based on more than 100 interviews with submarine veterans and thousands of pages of previously unpublished letters and diaries, The War Below lets readers experience the battle for the Pacific as never before.
Mar 01, 2021
1238: 4/4: The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan Kindle Edition. by James Scott (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: Submarines are exceptionally cramped.  Real World War II galley attire: T-shirt and apron over dungarees. This June 1945 snapshot is of George Sacco, a cook and baker in USS Cod (SS 224). (Courtesy of the USS Cod Submarine Memorial) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 4/4: The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan Kindle Edition. by James Scott (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=James+Scott&text=James+Scott&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=digital-text) (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/War-Below-Story-Submarines-Battled-ebook/dp/B008J4B468/ref=sr_1_13?dchild=1&keywords=James+M+Scott&qid=1614552155&s=digital-text&sr=1-13 Focusing on the unique stories of three of the war’s top submarines—Silversides, Drum, and Tang—The War Below vividly re-creates the camaraderie, exhilaration, and fear of the brave volunteers who took the fight to the enemy’s coastline in World War II. Award-winning journalist James Scott recounts incredible feats of courage—from an emergency appendectomy performed with kitchen utensils to sailors’ desperate struggle to escape from a flooded submarine—as well as moments of unimaginable tragedy, including an attack on an unmarked enemy freighter carrying 1,800 American prisoners of war. The casualty rate among submariners topped that of all other military branches. The war claimed almost one out of every five submarines, and a submarine crewman was six times more likely to die than a sailor onboard a surface ship. But this valorous service accomplished its mission; Silversides, Drum, and Tang sank a combined sixty-two freighters, tankers, and transports. The Japanese were so ravaged from the loss of precious supplies that by the war’s end, pilots resorted to suicidal kamikaze missions and hungry civilians ate sawdust while warships had to drop anchor due to lack of fuel. In retaliation, the Japanese often beat, tortured, and starved captured submariners in the atrocious prisoner of war camps. Based on more than 100 interviews with submarine veterans and thousands of pages of previously unpublished letters and diaries, The War Below lets readers experience the battle for the Pacific as never before.
Mar 01, 2021
1238: 1/2: #ClassicScience: Seeking Atlantis. Charles Pellegrino @CharlesPellegri
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Photo:    Athanasius Kircher (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athanasius_Kircher) 's map 's map of Atlantis, placing it in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, from Mundus Subterraneus 1669, published in Amsterdam. The map is oriented with south at the top (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South-up_map_orientation) .   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 1/2: #ClassicScience:  Seeking Atlantis. Charles Pellegrino @CharlesPellegri http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/has-james-cameron-found-atlantis/news-story/ad7e5e9dcde35c0a8fc769dffef14670 There is one historic event that fits Plato’s tale remarkably well. It’s the story of the eruption of the volcano Thera (now called Santorini) in 1650BC. Archaeologists in recent decades have uncovered the remains of an ancient settlement there belonging to the then remarkably advanced Minoan civilisation. Among the ruins they found a map. It shows a palace on an island in the middle of volcanic caldera. The fallout of the eruption, and its subsequent tsunamis, are believed to have triggered the collapse of the entire civilisation as it engulfed much of northern Crete. Into the ruins marched tribes of Greeks - the predecessors of the great nations of Sparta, Corinth and Athens. So the idea that the disaster that destroyed the Minoans may have somehow wound its way through the centuries down to Plato certainly seems enticing. Though unsubstantiated.
Mar 01, 2021
1238: 2/2: #ClassicScience: Seeking Atlantis. Charles Pellegrino @CharlesPellegri
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Photo: Map of Atlantis according to William Scott-Elliott (The Story of Atlantis, Russian edition, 1910)   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 2/2: #ClassicScience:  Seeking Atlantis. Charles Pellegrino @CharlesPellegri http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/has-james-cameron-found-atlantis/news-story/ad7e5e9dcde35c0a8fc769dffef14670 There is one historic event that fits Plato’s tale remarkably well. It’s the story of the eruption of the volcano Thera (now called Santorini) in 1650BC. Archaeologists in recent decades have uncovered the remains of an ancient settlement there belonging to the then remarkably advanced Minoan civilisation. Among the ruins they found a map. It shows a palace on an island in the middle of volcanic caldera. The fallout of the eruption, and its subsequent tsunamis, are believed to have triggered the collapse of the entire civilisation as it engulfed much of northern Crete. Into the ruins marched tribes of Greeks - the predecessors of the great nations of Sparta, Corinth and Athens. So the idea that the disaster that destroyed the Minoans may have somehow wound its way through the centuries down to Plato certainly seems enticing. Though unsubstantiated.
Mar 01, 2021
1236: Berlin at War Kindle Edition. by Roger Moorhouse (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo:  British and French Battle Fleet at the entrance to the Dardanelles. Gallipoli.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Berlin at War Kindle Edition. by Roger Moorhouse (https://www.amazon.com/Roger-Moorhouse/e/B001H6N0AI/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZHVC6Q/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i2 By 1914 the powers of Europe were sliding inexorably toward war, and they pulled the Middle East along with them into one of the most destructive conflicts in human history. In The Fall of the Ottomans, the award-winning historian Eugene Rogan brings the First World War and its immediate aftermath in the Middle East to vivid life, uncovering the often-ignored story of the region's crucial role in the conflict. Unlike the static killing fields of the Western Front, the war in the Middle East was fast-moving and unpredictable, with the Turks' inflicting decisive defeats on the Entente in Gallipoli, Mesopotamia, and Gaza before the tide of battle turned in the Allies' favor. The postwar settlement led to the partition of Ottoman lands, laying the groundwork for the ongoing conflicts that continue to plague the modern Arab world. A sweeping narrative of battles and political intrigue from Gallipoli to Arabia, The Fall of the Ottomans is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the Great War and the making of the modern Middle East.
Mar 01, 2021
1236: 1/2: #ClassicTerryAnderson: The death of Cecil the Lion & What is to be done? Terry Anderson @HooverInst
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Photo: Cecil the lion at Hwange National Park  Permissions:  see below http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 1/2: #ClassicTerryAnderson: The death of Cecil the Lion & What is to be done? Terry Anderson @HooverInst Cecil was killed in July 2015 by a Minneapolis-area dentist, Dr. Walter Palmer, who allegedly paid $50,000 for the chance to kill the 12-year old lion on a hunting expedition to Zimbabwe. https://www.perc.org/2015/08/06/how-trophy-hunting-can-save-lions/ https://www.hoover.org/research/how-trophy-hunting-can-save-lions .. 5 April 2010, 17:36 Source | Cecil (https://www.flickr.com/photos/daughter3986851963/4516560206/)    /  Author | Daughter#3 (https://www.flickr.com/people/45912956@N06) You are free: to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work to remix – to adapt the work Under the following conditions: attribution – You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
Mar 01, 2021
1236: 2/2: #ClassicTerryAnderson: The death of Cecil the Lion & What is to be done? Terry Anderson @HooverInst
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Photo:  Wingèd lion.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 2/2: #ClassicTerryAnderson: The death of Cecil the Lion & What is to be done? Terry Anderson @HooverInst https://www.perc.org/2015/08/06/how-trophy-hunting-can-save-lions/ https://www.hoover.org/research/how-trophy-hunting-can-save-lions
Mar 01, 2021
1242: 1/2 My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led to an American Tragedy, by Nora Titone. Foreword by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Image:   John Wilkes Booth, Edwin Booth and Junius Brutus Booth, Jr. in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in 1864   My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led to an American Tragedy,by Nora Titone (https://www.amazon.com/Nora-Titone/e/B00411A2C0/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1) .  Foreword by Doris Kearns Goodwin (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_2?ie=UTF8&field-author=Doris+Kearns+Goodwin&text=Doris+Kearns+Goodwin&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=digital-text) .    To re-create the lost world of Edwin and John Wilkes Booth, this book takes readers on a panoramic tour of nineteenth-century America, from the streets of 1840s Baltimore to the gold fields of California, from the jungles of the Isthmus of Panama to the glittering mansions of Gilded Age New York. Edwin, ruthlessly competitive and gifted, did everything he could to lock his younger brother out of the theatrical game. As he came of age, John Wilkes found his plans for stardom thwarted by his older sibling’s meteoric rise. Their divergent paths—Edwin’s an upward race to riches and social prominence, and John’s a downward spiral into failure and obscurity—kept pace with the hardening of their opposite political views and their mutual dislike. The details of the conspiracy to kill Lincoln have been well documented elsewhere. My Thoughts Be Bloody tells a new story, one that explains for the first time why Lincoln’s assassin decided to conspire against the president in the first place, and sets that decision in the context of a bitterly divided family—and nation. By the end of this riveting journey, readers will see Abraham Lincoln’s death less as the result of the war between the North and South and more as the climax of a dark struggle between two brothers who never wore the uniform of soldiers, except on stage.   https://www.amazon.com/My-Thoughts-Be-Bloody-American-ebook/dp/B003UYURO2/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=my+thoughts+be+bloody+titone&qid=1614549715&s=digital-text&sr=1-1  
Mar 01, 2021
1242: 2/2 My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led to an American Tragedy, by Nora Titone. Foreword by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
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Image:   Edwin Booth with his daughter Edwina, circa 1864   My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led to an American Tragedy,by Nora Titone (https://www.amazon.com/Nora-Titone/e/B00411A2C0/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1) .  Foreword by Doris Kearns Goodwin (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_2?ie=UTF8&field-author=Doris+Kearns+Goodwin&text=Doris+Kearns+Goodwin&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=digital-text) .    To re-create the lost world of Edwin and John Wilkes Booth, this book takes readers on a panoramic tour of nineteenth-century America, from the streets of 1840s Baltimore to the gold fields of California, from the jungles of the Isthmus of Panama to the glittering mansions of Gilded Age New York. Edwin, ruthlessly competitive and gifted, did everything he could to lock his younger brother out of the theatrical game. As he came of age, John Wilkes found his plans for stardom thwarted by his older sibling’s meteoric rise. Their divergent paths—Edwin’s an upward race to riches and social prominence, and John’s a downward spiral into failure and obscurity—kept pace with the hardening of their opposite political views and their mutual dislike. The details of the conspiracy to kill Lincoln have been well documented elsewhere. My Thoughts Be Bloody tells a new story, one that explains for the first time why Lincoln’s assassin decided to conspire against the president in the first place, and sets that decision in the context of a bitterly divided family—and nation. By the end of this riveting journey, readers will see Abraham Lincoln’s death less as the result of the war between the North and South and more as the climax of a dark struggle between two brothers who never wore the uniform of soldiers, except on stage.   https://www.amazon.com/My-Thoughts-Be-Bloody-American-ebook/dp/B003UYURO2/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=my+thoughts+be+bloody+titone&qid=1614549715&s=digital-text&sr=1-1  
Mar 01, 2021
1237: 4/4 Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe, by Ray Jayawardhana
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Image:   Summary of interactions between certain particles (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elementary_particle) described by the Standard Model (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Model) .     Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe, by Ray Jayawardhana (https://www.amazon.com/Ray-Jayawardhana/e/B004BU49DO/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)     Detective thriller meets astrophysics in this adventure into neutrinos and the scientists who pursue them. The astoundingly small bits of matter we call neutrinos may hold the secret to why antimatter is so rare, how mighty stars explode as supernovae, what the universe was like just seconds after the big bang, and even the inner workings of our own planet.   For more than eighty years, adventurous minds from around the world have been chasing these ghostly particles, trillions of which pass through our bodies every second. Extremely elusive and difficult to pin down, neutrinos are not unlike the brilliant and eccentric scientists who doggedly pursue them.   In Neutrino Hunters, the renowned astrophysicist and award-winning writer Ray Jayawardhana takes us on a thrilling journey into the shadowy world of neutrinos and the colorful lives of those who seek them. Demystifying particle science along the way, Jayawardhana tells a detective story with cosmic implications—interweaving tales of the sharp-witted theorist Wolfgang Pauli; the troubled genius Ettore Majorana; the harbinger of the atomic age Enrico Fermi; the notorious Cold War defector Bruno Pontecorvo; and the dynamic dream team of Marie and Pierre Curie. Then there are the scientists of today who have caught the neutrino bug, and whose experimental investigations stretch from a working nickel mine in Ontario to a long tunnel through a mountain in central Italy; from a nuclear waste site in New Mexico to a bay on the South China Sea; and from Olympic-size pools deep underground to a gigantic cube of Antarctic ice—called, naturally, IceCube.   As Jayawardhana recounts a captivating saga of scientific discovery and celebrates a glorious human quest, he reveals why the next decade of neutrino hunting will redefine how we think about physics, cosmology, and our lives on Earth.  https://www.amazon.com/Neutrino-Hunters-Thrilling-Particle-Universe-ebook/dp/B00DA79VUA/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=neutrino+hunters&qid=1614548063&s=digital-text&sr=1-1  
Feb 28, 2021
1237: 3/4 Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe, by Ray Jayawardhana
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Image:   Setup view of Antares neutrino detector.   This work is free (https://freedomdefined.org/Definition) and may be used by anyone for any purpose. Uploader was Jmarino (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jmarino) at de.wikipedia (https://de.wikipedia.org/)   2009-08-28 13:40 Jmarino (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jmarino) 1024×768× (102821 bytes) {{Information |Beschreibung = Künstlerische Darstellung des ANTARES-Neutrinoteleskopes |Quelle = http://antares.in2p3.fr/ |Urheber = F. Montanet, ANTARES (Angabe der Genehmigung zwingend) |Datum = |Genehmigung = (c) F.Montanet, CNRS/IN2P3 and UJF for An     Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe, by Ray Jayawardhana (https://www.amazon.com/Ray-Jayawardhana/e/B004BU49DO/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)     Detective thriller meets astrophysics in this adventure into neutrinos and the scientists who pursue them. The astoundingly small bits of matter we call neutrinos may hold the secret to why antimatter is so rare, how mighty stars explode as supernovae, what the universe was like just seconds after the big bang, and even the inner workings of our own planet.   For more than eighty years, adventurous minds from around the world have been chasing these ghostly particles, trillions of which pass through our bodies every second. Extremely elusive and difficult to pin down, neutrinos are not unlike the brilliant and eccentric scientists who doggedly pursue them.   In Neutrino Hunters, the renowned astrophysicist and award-winning writer Ray Jayawardhana takes us on a thrilling journey into the shadowy world of neutrinos and the colorful lives of those who seek them. Demystifying particle science along the way, Jayawardhana tells a detective story with cosmic implications—interweaving tales of the sharp-witted theorist Wolfgang Pauli; the troubled genius Ettore Majorana; the harbinger of the atomic age Enrico Fermi; the notorious Cold War defector Bruno Pontecorvo; and the dynamic dream team of Marie and Pierre Curie. Then there are the scientists of today who have caught the neutrino bug, and whose experimental investigations stretch from a working nickel mine in Ontario to a long tunnel through a mountain in central Italy; from a nuclear waste site in New Mexico to a bay on the South China Sea; and from Olympic-size pools deep underground to a gigantic cube of Antarctic ice—called, naturally, IceCube.   As Jayawardhana recounts a captivating saga of scientific discovery and celebrates a glorious human quest, he reveals why the next decade of neutrino hunting will redefine how we think about physics, cosmology, and our lives on Earth.  https://www.amazon.com/Neutrino-Hunters-Thrilling-Particle-Universe-ebook/dp/B00DA79VUA/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=neutrino+hunters&qid=1614548063&s=digital-text&sr=1-1  
Feb 28, 2021
1237: 2/4 Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe, by Ray Jayawardhana
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Image:   The inside of the MiniBooNE (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MiniBooNE) neutrino detector   Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe, by Ray Jayawardhana (https://www.amazon.com/Ray-Jayawardhana/e/B004BU49DO/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)     Detective thriller meets astrophysics in this adventure into neutrinos and the scientists who pursue them. The astoundingly small bits of matter we call neutrinos may hold the secret to why antimatter is so rare, how mighty stars explode as supernovae, what the universe was like just seconds after the big bang, and even the inner workings of our own planet.   For more than eighty years, adventurous minds from around the world have been chasing these ghostly particles, trillions of which pass through our bodies every second. Extremely elusive and difficult to pin down, neutrinos are not unlike the brilliant and eccentric scientists who doggedly pursue them.   In Neutrino Hunters, the renowned astrophysicist and award-winning writer Ray Jayawardhana takes us on a thrilling journey into the shadowy world of neutrinos and the colorful lives of those who seek them. Demystifying particle science along the way, Jayawardhana tells a detective story with cosmic implications—interweaving tales of the sharp-witted theorist Wolfgang Pauli; the troubled genius Ettore Majorana; the harbinger of the atomic age Enrico Fermi; the notorious Cold War defector Bruno Pontecorvo; and the dynamic dream team of Marie and Pierre Curie. Then there are the scientists of today who have caught the neutrino bug, and whose experimental investigations stretch from a working nickel mine in Ontario to a long tunnel through a mountain in central Italy; from a nuclear waste site in New Mexico to a bay on the South China Sea; and from Olympic-size pools deep underground to a gigantic cube of Antarctic ice—called, naturally, IceCube.   As Jayawardhana recounts a captivating saga of scientific discovery and celebrates a glorious human quest, he reveals why the next decade of neutrino hunting will redefine how we think about physics, cosmology, and our lives on Earth.  https://www.amazon.com/Neutrino-Hunters-Thrilling-Particle-Universe-ebook/dp/B00DA79VUA/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=neutrino+hunters&qid=1614548063&s=digital-text&sr=1-1   ..  .. ..  
Feb 28, 2021
1237: 1/4 Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe, by Ray Jayawardhana
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Image:   The first use of a hydrogen bubble chamber to detect neutrinos, on November 13, 1970. A neutrino hit a proton in a hydrogen atom. The collision occurred at the point where three tracks emanate on the right of the photograph.   Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe, by Ray Jayawardhana (https://www.amazon.com/Ray-Jayawardhana/e/B004BU49DO/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)     Detective thriller meets astrophysics in this adventure into neutrinos and the scientists who pursue them. The astoundingly small bits of matter we call neutrinos may hold the secret to why antimatter is so rare, how mighty stars explode as supernovae, what the universe was like just seconds after the big bang, and even the inner workings of our own planet.   For more than eighty years, adventurous minds from around the world have been chasing these ghostly particles, trillions of which pass through our bodies every second. Extremely elusive and difficult to pin down, neutrinos are not unlike the brilliant and eccentric scientists who doggedly pursue them.   In Neutrino Hunters, the renowned astrophysicist and award-winning writer Ray Jayawardhana takes us on a thrilling journey into the shadowy world of neutrinos and the colorful lives of those who seek them. Demystifying particle science along the way, Jayawardhana tells a detective story with cosmic implications—interweaving tales of the sharp-witted theorist Wolfgang Pauli; the troubled genius Ettore Majorana; the harbinger of the atomic age Enrico Fermi; the notorious Cold War defector Bruno Pontecorvo; and the dynamic dream team of Marie and Pierre Curie. Then there are the scientists of today who have caught the neutrino bug, and whose experimental investigations stretch from a working nickel mine in Ontario to a long tunnel through a mountain in central Italy; from a nuclear waste site in New Mexico to a bay on the South China Sea; and from Olympic-size pools deep underground to a gigantic cube of Antarctic ice—called, naturally, IceCube.   As Jayawardhana recounts a captivating saga of scientific discovery and celebrates a glorious human quest, he reveals why the next decade of neutrino hunting will redefine how we think about physics, cosmology, and our lives on Earth.  https://www.amazon.com/Neutrino-Hunters-Thrilling-Particle-Universe-ebook/dp/B00DA79VUA/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=neutrino+hunters&qid=1614548063&s=digital-text&sr=1-1   ..  .. ..  
Feb 28, 2021
1236: 2/2: Lessons of Halford Mackinder in the 21st Century. Ian Morris
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Image:  A 1904 map from Mackinder's The Geographical Pivot of History. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 2/2: Lessons of Halford Mackinder in the 21st Century. Ian Morris https://www.stratfor.com/weekly/iranian-power-not-inevitable Why the West Rules--for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future Kindle Edition.by Ian Morris (https://www.amazon.com/Ian-Morris/e/B001IQZPSC/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Why-West-Rules-Now-Patterns-ebook/dp/B003VTZSFY/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1614486397&sr=1-1 "...In the last 10,000 years, the world's most developed societies have almost always been in the band of latitudes that Mackinder called Eurasia's "inner rim," running from the Mediterranean to China. Farming was invented in this area, with the Middle East leading the way around 9500 B.C. and the rest of the inner rim following its example over the next several thousand years. Along with farming came cities and governments, which most parts of the inner rim had developed by 500 B.C. Two hundred and fifty years later, the world's first multiethnic empires comprising tens of millions of subjects controlled most of the inner rim. Because ancient empires could not project their power very far, at any one time the inner rim tended to have four or five regional hegemons, jostling with each other but rarely extending their power into what Mackinder called Eurasia's "outer rim," facing toward the oceans, or its "heartland," far from the seas. However, because Eurasia's inner rim held 75 percent of the world's population and 90 percent of its wealth, its imperial rivalries became the most significant issues in global geopolitics. The planet's balance of power began to change around 1000 B.C., when pastoral nomads on the steppes — the arid, treeless grasslands running from Manchuria to Hungary — first bred horses able to carry riders for long distances. These horsemen in the Eurasian heartland, far more mobile than the armies of the inner rim empires, were able to plunder almost at will and then gallop away before the imperial infantry could respond. For the next 2,500 years, Eurasian history was dominated by a struggle between predators from the heartland — Scythians, Huns, Turks and Mongols, to name just a few — and the empires of the inner rim. China and Iran, which had relatively open frontiers along the steppes, were the regions most exposed to devastation, and their ruling dynasties were regularly overthrown by invaders. India and Europe, shielded by mountains and forests, generally suffered less. The contest between the inner rim and the heartland was eventually overtaken by a new strategic struggle, which pitted the inner rim against the outer, after A.D. 1500. Mackinder labeled this new situation, which still prevailed in his own day, "the Columbian epoch." The great shift was driven by two inventions, both of them pioneered in China but quickly adopted and adapted all along the inner rim. When the new inventions reached Europe, they merged to form a world-conquering package. The first invention was the gun, which military men gradually improved upon until muskets could be fired fast enough to counter nomadic archers on horseback. In 1500, steppe cavalry could still normally defeat volleying infantry; in 1600, they could sometimes win the same victories. But by 1700, they hardly ever could. After that, riders from the heartland no longer seriously threatened the inner rim. The second invention was the oceangoing ship, which could fairly reliably sail for thousands of miles. These ships transformed the balance between the inner and outer rims just as decisively as the gun had altered the dynamic between the inner rim and the heartland. Armed with the new ships and guns, outer rim states could now project power farther and strike harder than any civilization before. The Columbian epoch had arrived...."
Feb 28, 2021
1236: 1/2: Lessons of Halford Mackinder in the 21st Century. Ian Morris
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Photo: The Right Honourable Sir Halford Mackinder* [see below]   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 1/2: Lessons of Halford Mackinder in the 21st Century. Ian Morris https://www.stratfor.com/weekly/iranian-power-not-inevitable Why the West Rules--for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future Kindle Edition.by Ian Morris (https://www.amazon.com/Ian-Morris/e/B001IQZPSC/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Why-West-Rules-Now-Patterns-ebook/dp/B003VTZSFY/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1614486397&sr=1-1 "...In the last 10,000 years, the world's most developed societies have almost always been in the band of latitudes that Mackinder called Eurasia's "inner rim," running from the Mediterranean to China. Farming was invented in this area, with the Middle East leading the way around 9500 B.C. and the rest of the inner rim following its example over the next several thousand years. Along with farming came cities and governments, which most parts of the inner rim had developed by 500 B.C. Two hundred and fifty years later, the world's first multiethnic empires comprising tens of millions of subjects controlled most of the inner rim. Because ancient empires could not project their power very far, at any one time the inner rim tended to have four or five regional hegemons, jostling with each other but rarely extending their power into what Mackinder called Eurasia's "outer rim," facing toward the oceans, or its "heartland," far from the seas. However, because Eurasia's inner rim held 75 percent of the world's population and 90 percent of its wealth, its imperial rivalries became the most significant issues in global geopolitics. The planet's balance of power began to change around 1000 B.C., when pastoral nomads on the steppes — the arid, treeless grasslands running from Manchuria to Hungary — first bred horses able to carry riders for long distances. These horsemen in the Eurasian heartland, far more mobile than the armies of the inner rim empires, were able to plunder almost at will and then gallop away before the imperial infantry could respond. For the next 2,500 years, Eurasian history was dominated by a struggle between predators from the heartland — Scythians, Huns, Turks and Mongols, to name just a few — and the empires of the inner rim. China and Iran, which had relatively open frontiers along the steppes, were the regions most exposed to devastation, and their ruling dynasties were regularly overthrown by invaders. India and Europe, shielded by mountains and forests, generally suffered less. The contest between the inner rim and the heartland was eventually overtaken by a new strategic struggle, which pitted the inner rim against the outer, after A.D. 1500. Mackinder labeled this new situation, which still prevailed in his own day, "the Columbian epoch." The great shift was driven by two inventions, both of them pioneered in China but quickly adopted and adapted all along the inner rim. When the new inventions reached Europe, they merged to form a world-conquering package. The first invention was the gun, which military men gradually improved upon until muskets could be fired fast enough to counter nomadic archers on horseback. In 1500, steppe cavalry could still normally defeat volleying infantry; in 1600, they could sometimes win the same victories. But by 1700, they hardly ever could. After that, riders from the heartland no longer seriously threatened the inner rim. The second invention was the oceangoing ship, which could fairly reliably sail for thousands of miles. These ships transformed the balance between the inner and outer rims just as decisively as the gun had altered the dynamic between the inner rim and the heartland. Armed with the new ships and guns, outer rim states could now project power farther and strike harder than any civilization before. The Columbian epoch had arrived...." ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..  ..   *  Director of LSE, 1903-1908   ‘He taught geography at the School from 1895; had taught at Oxford and has been Principal of University College, Reading. He resigned the LSE Directorship in 1908 to contest a bye-election (as a Liberal Unionist) which he lost, but was elected to Parliament for the Camlachie Division of Glasgow in 1910 and held the seat until 1922. During this period he remained on the academic staff as a Reader in Economic Geography, and later Professor, until his retirement in 1925. He died in 1947.' LSE Magazine, November 1983, No66, p.18 Excerpt from reminiscences of former staff.      'LSE Material on the history of the School' LSE Archives ref R(S.R)1101 : Sidney Webb on Halford Mackinder, p.16 'He was a magnificent lecturer; he was an admirable person – he kept the place going with one little finger.'    Miss Mactaggart (Director’s Secretary) on Halford Mackinder, p.67 'He had an enormous grip on things. He had never had justice done to him; he did not leave any kind of popularity behind him. This was perhaps due to the fact that he was a very shy man: he used to dash up the stairs and never look at anybody . . .  He was difficult to work for – but really splendid to work with.'    Alice T. Bottomley (Student 1904-08), Demonstrator in Geography 1908-12 on Halford MacKinder, pp.153-4   To me the most inspiring lecturer was Mr Mackinder. As he talked you could see by the movements of his hands that he was visualising the natural forces at work on the area and the shapes on which they worked. Modern geography may be said to date from the work of Mr Mackinder and Prof. Herbertson at Oxford, and we students of geography felt greatly privileged to be in at the new birth. In my fourth year I studied geography under Mr Mackinder and he then appointed me Demonstrator in Geography (part time) and the first such appointment at the School. My duties were mainly in map room with the map class students, but later I gave a few lectures. Mr Mackinder and Prof. Sargent designed special desks and map drawers and cupboards for map work and maps, and part of my work was to make maps for special purposes.   For more information on Halford Mackinder, visit: www.lse.ac.uk/collections/mackinderProgramme/pdf/mackinde... (http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/mackinderProgramme/pdf/mackinder_3.pdf)   archives.lse.ac.uk/dserve.exe?dsqServer=lib-4.lse.ac.uk&a... (http://archives.lse.ac.uk/dserve.exe?dsqServer=lib-4.lse.ac.uk&dsqIni=Dserve.ini&dsqApp=Archive&dsqCmd=Show.tcl&dsqDb=Catalog&dsqPos=0&dsqSearch=(RefNo=)
Feb 28, 2021
1239: 2/2 Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You about Economics, by John Tamny
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Image:  Cuneiform tablet case impressed with cylinder seal, for cuneiform tablets 1983.135.4a, b: private letter   Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You about Economics, by John Tamny (https://www.amazon.com/John-Tamny/e/B00W0KP88W/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)     In Popular Economics:  What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You About Economics (Regnery Publishing; April 13, 2015; $27.99) Tamny translates the so-called difficult and intimidating subject of economics into plain language, revealing that there is nothing mysterious about finance, commerce, and budgets. In fact, we are all microeconomists in our daily lives. “Economics is easy, and its lessons are all around us,” says Tamny. “But Americans have allowed the so-called ‘experts’ to convince them they can’t understand, much less grow, the economy. Happily, economic growth is simple, too. If you can understand the four basic elements of economic growth—taxes, regulation, trade, and money— prosperity will explode.” Much like Freakonomics, Tamny uses pop culture and engaging stories to illustrate how understanding our economy is common sense—just look no further than the movies we enjoy, the sports we watch, and what we do every day.  https://www.amazon.com/Popular-Economics-Rolling-Stones-Downton-ebook/dp/B00V8SRZDS/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=John+Tamny&qid=1614464457&s=digital-text&sr=1-3  
Feb 28, 2021
1239: 1/2 Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You about Economics, by John Tamny
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Image:  Vegetable Market, from the pair Meat Market and Vegetable Market   Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You about Economics, by John Tamny (https://www.amazon.com/John-Tamny/e/B00W0KP88W/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)     In Popular Economics:  What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You About Economics (Regnery Publishing; April 13, 2015; $27.99) Tamny translates the so-called difficult and intimidating subject of economics into plain language, revealing that there is nothing mysterious about finance, commerce, and budgets. In fact, we are all microeconomists in our daily lives. “Economics is easy, and its lessons are all around us,” says Tamny. “But Americans have allowed the so-called ‘experts’ to convince them they can’t understand, much less grow, the economy. Happily, economic growth is simple, too. If you can understand the four basic elements of economic growth—taxes, regulation, trade, and money— prosperity will explode.” Much like Freakonomics, Tamny uses pop culture and engaging stories to illustrate how understanding our economy is common sense—just look no further than the movies we enjoy, the sports we watch, and what we do every day.  https://www.amazon.com/Popular-Economics-Rolling-Stones-Downton-ebook/dp/B00V8SRZDS/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=John+Tamny&qid=1614464457&s=digital-text&sr=1-3
Feb 28, 2021
1237: 8/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World, by Andrea Wulf
779
Image:  Canary Islands: distribution of vegetation on the Peak of Teneriffe. The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World,by Andrea Wulf (https://www.amazon.com/Andrea-Wulf/e/B001HOE9U0/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. In North America, his name still graces four counties, thirteen towns, a river, parks, bays, lakes, and mountains. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether he was climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infected Siberia or translating his research into bestselling publications that changed science and thinking. Among Humboldt’s most revolutionary ideas was a radical vision of nature, that it is a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone.  Now Andrea Wulf brings the man and his achievements back into focus: his daring expeditions and investigation of wild environments around the world and his discoveries of similarities between climate and vegetation zones on different continents. She also discusses his prediction of human-induced climate change, his remarkable ability to fashion poetic narrative out of scientific observation, and his relationships with iconic figures such as Simón Bolívar and Thomas Jefferson.  Wulf examines how Humboldt’s writings inspired other naturalists and poets such as Darwin, Wordsworth, and Goethe, and she makes the compelling case that it was Humboldt’s influence that led John Muir to his ideas of natural preservation and that shaped Thoreau’s Walden.  https://www.amazon.com/Invention-Nature-Alexander-Humboldts-World-ebook/dp/B00RKO0L3A  
Feb 28, 2021
1237: 7/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World, by Andrea Wulf
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Image:  Statue of the South American liberator Simón Bolivar, near the U.S. Department of the Interior building, Washington, D.C. The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World,by Andrea Wulf (https://www.amazon.com/Andrea-Wulf/e/B001HOE9U0/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. In North America, his name still graces four counties, thirteen towns, a river, parks, bays, lakes, and mountains. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether he was climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infected Siberia or translating his research into bestselling publications that changed science and thinking. Among Humboldt’s most revolutionary ideas was a radical vision of nature, that it is a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone.  Now Andrea Wulf brings the man and his achievements back into focus: his daring expeditions and investigation of wild environments around the world and his discoveries of similarities between climate and vegetation zones on different continents. She also discusses his prediction of human-induced climate change, his remarkable ability to fashion poetic narrative out of scientific observation, and his relationships with iconic figures such as Simón Bolívar and Thomas Jefferson.  Wulf examines how Humboldt’s writings inspired other naturalists and poets such as Darwin, Wordsworth, and Goethe, and she makes the compelling case that it was Humboldt’s influence that led John Muir to his ideas of natural preservation and that shaped Thoreau’s Walden.  https://www.amazon.com/Invention-Nature-Alexander-Humboldts-World-ebook/dp/B00RKO0L3A  
Feb 28, 2021
1237: 6/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World, by Andrea Wulf
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Image:  The German government printed postage stamps to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Alexander von Humboldt. Image: German Federal Ministry of Finance   The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World,by Andrea Wulf (https://www.amazon.com/Andrea-Wulf/e/B001HOE9U0/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. In North America, his name still graces four counties, thirteen towns, a river, parks, bays, lakes, and mountains. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether he was climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infected Siberia or translating his research into bestselling publications that changed science and thinking. Among Humboldt’s most revolutionary ideas was a radical vision of nature, that it is a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone.  Now Andrea Wulf brings the man and his achievements back into focus: his daring expeditions and investigation of wild environments around the world and his discoveries of similarities between climate and vegetation zones on different continents. She also discusses his prediction of human-induced climate change, his remarkable ability to fashion poetic narrative out of scientific observation, and his relationships with iconic figures such as Simón Bolívar and Thomas Jefferson.  Wulf examines how Humboldt’s writings inspired other naturalists and poets such as Darwin, Wordsworth, and Goethe, and she makes the compelling case that it was Humboldt’s influence that led John Muir to his ideas of natural preservation and that shaped Thoreau’s Walden.  https://www.amazon.com/Invention-Nature-Alexander-Humboldts-World-ebook/dp/B00RKO0L3A  
Feb 28, 2021
1237: 5/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World, by Andrea Wulf
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Image:  Digestive system of a sea mouse The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World,by Andrea Wulf (https://www.amazon.com/Andrea-Wulf/e/B001HOE9U0/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. In North America, his name still graces four counties, thirteen towns, a river, parks, bays, lakes, and mountains. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether he was climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infected Siberia or translating his research into bestselling publications that changed science and thinking. Among Humboldt’s most revolutionary ideas was a radical vision of nature, that it is a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone.  Now Andrea Wulf brings the man and his achievements back into focus: his daring expeditions and investigation of wild environments around the world and his discoveries of similarities between climate and vegetation zones on different continents. She also discusses his prediction of human-induced climate change, his remarkable ability to fashion poetic narrative out of scientific observation, and his relationships with iconic figures such as Simón Bolívar and Thomas Jefferson.  Wulf examines how Humboldt’s writings inspired other naturalists and poets such as Darwin, Wordsworth, and Goethe, and she makes the compelling case that it was Humboldt’s influence that led John Muir to his ideas of natural preservation and that shaped Thoreau’s Walden.  https://www.amazon.com/Invention-Nature-Alexander-Humboldts-World-ebook/dp/B00RKO0L3A  
Feb 28, 2021
1237: 4/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World, by Andrea Wulf
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Image:  Alexander von Humboldt's System of Isothermal Curves, in Mercator's Projection The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World,by Andrea Wulf (https://www.amazon.com/Andrea-Wulf/e/B001HOE9U0/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. In North America, his name still graces four counties, thirteen towns, a river, parks, bays, lakes, and mountains. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether he was climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infected Siberia or translating his research into bestselling publications that changed science and thinking. Among Humboldt’s most revolutionary ideas was a radical vision of nature, that it is a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone.  Now Andrea Wulf brings the man and his achievements back into focus: his daring expeditions and investigation of wild environments around the world and his discoveries of similarities between climate and vegetation zones on different continents. She also discusses his prediction of human-induced climate change, his remarkable ability to fashion poetic narrative out of scientific observation, and his relationships with iconic figures such as Simón Bolívar and Thomas Jefferson.  Wulf examines how Humboldt’s writings inspired other naturalists and poets such as Darwin, Wordsworth, and Goethe, and she makes the compelling case that it was Humboldt’s influence that led John Muir to his ideas of natural preservation and that shaped Thoreau’s Walden.  https://www.amazon.com/Invention-Nature-Alexander-Humboldts-World-ebook/dp/B00RKO0L3A     ·      Alexander von Humboldt was one of the most important figures in history in general and particularly in the history of natural sciences. He was one of the last universal scholars, and his contributions have been appreciated ever since. Even today. people are fascinated by his achievements as a natural scientist, explorer, researcher, adventurer, geologist and humanist. Von Humboldt is widely recognized as the founder of modern regional studies. He explored the then-unknown Central American countries, studied the geographical distribution of plants for an entire continent and started the popularization of science. In doing so, he anticipated an ecological view of nature and an understanding of the impact of technology on society. From the beginning, von Humboldt attempted to understand, reflect and explain nature as a whole. Therefore, his famous volume Kosmosbears the subtitle ‘Outline of a physical survey of the World’. If nothing else, this work was the result of his almost unbelievable enthusiasm to devote his life to the study and interpretation of nature regardless of the necessary effort and exertion required. From his childhood days, von Humboldt felt the urge to travel to faraway regions and countries seldom visited by other Europeans. He wanted to visit and explore Asia, particularly India, and then Siberia, and the New World, so that he could compare the Andes with the Himalayas, the Venezuelan Llanos with the Siberian steppes. Unfortunately, he was prevented from going to India. But a quarter of a century after finishing his journey to America (1799–1804) he received an offer from the Russian minister of finance, Count Georg of Cancrin, to lead a nine-month expedition through the Russian empire. The expedition started out in April 1829 accompanied by the mineralogist Gustav Rose and the botanist Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg. In late December von Humboldt returned to Germany. Not only had the team covered a distance of 19 000 kilometres but they had also made a wealth of invaluable scientific discoveries. At the same time, relationships were established with Russia that proved very favourable for subsequent explorers. Since 1993, the German Association of Graduates and Friends of Moscow Lomonosow University (DAMU) has been active in reviving traditional Russian-German relationships by recalling and acknowledging German explorers and researchers in Russia. To date, five excursions following von Humboldt's footsteps into Russia have taken place.   Gustav Rose’s book in English:  https://www.amazon.com/Humboldts-Travels-Siberia-1837-1842-Gemstones/dp/0945005172  
Feb 28, 2021
1237: 3/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World, by Andrea Wulf
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Image:  Altai castles The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World,by Andrea Wulf (https://www.amazon.com/Andrea-Wulf/e/B001HOE9U0/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. In North America, his name still graces four counties, thirteen towns, a river, parks, bays, lakes, and mountains. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether he was climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infected Siberia or translating his research into bestselling publications that changed science and thinking. Among Humboldt’s most revolutionary ideas was a radical vision of nature, that it is a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone.  Now Andrea Wulf brings the man and his achievements back into focus: his daring expeditions and investigation of wild environments around the world and his discoveries of similarities between climate and vegetation zones on different continents. She also discusses his prediction of human-induced climate change, his remarkable ability to fashion poetic narrative out of scientific observation, and his relationships with iconic figures such as Simón Bolívar and Thomas Jefferson.  Wulf examines how Humboldt’s writings inspired other naturalists and poets such as Darwin, Wordsworth, and Goethe, and she makes the compelling case that it was Humboldt’s influence that 
Feb 28, 2021
1237: 2/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World, by Andrea Wulf
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Image:  Central library Zurich - ideas for a geography of plants together with a nature painting of the tropical countries. [Zentralbibliothek Zürich - Ideen zu einer Geographie der Pflanzen nebst einem Naturgemälde der Tropenländer ] The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World,by Andrea Wulf (https://www.amazon.com/Andrea-Wulf/e/B001HOE9U0/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. In North America, his name still graces four counties, thirteen towns, a river, parks, bays, lakes, and mountains. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether he was climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infected Siberia or translating his research into bestselling publications that changed science and thinking. Among Humboldt’s most revolutionary ideas was a radical vision of nature, that it is a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone.  Now Andrea Wulf brings the man and his achievements back into focus: his daring expeditions and investigation of wild environments around the world and his discoveries of similarities between climate and vegetation zones on different continents. She also discusses his prediction of human-induced climate change, his remarkable ability to fashion poetic narrative out of scientific observation, and his relationships with iconic figures such as Simón Bolívar and Thomas Jefferson.  Wulf examines how Humboldt’s writings inspired other naturalists and poets such as Darwin, Wordsworth, and Goethe, and she makes the compelling case that it was Humboldt’s influence that led John Muir to his ideas of natural preservation and that shaped Thoreau’s Walden.  https://www.amazon.com/Invention-Nature-Alexander-Humboldts-World-ebook/dp/B00RKO0L3A  
Feb 28, 2021
1237: 1/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World, by Andrea Wulf
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Image: Alexander Freiherr von Humboldt   The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World,by Andrea Wulf (https://www.amazon.com/Andrea-Wulf/e/B001HOE9U0/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. In North America, his name still graces four counties, thirteen towns, a river, parks, bays, lakes, and mountains. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether he was climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infected Siberia or translating his research into bestselling publications that changed science and thinking. Among Humboldt’s most revolutionary ideas was a radical vision of nature, that it is a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone.  Now Andrea Wulf brings the man and his achievements back into focus: his daring expeditions and investigation of wild environments around the world and his discoveries of similarities between climate and vegetation zones on different continents. She also discusses his prediction of human-induced climate change, his remarkable ability to fashion poetic narrative out of scientific observation, and his relationships with iconic figures such as Simón Bolívar and Thomas Jefferson.  Wulf examines how Humboldt’s writings inspired other naturalists and poets such as Darwin, Wordsworth, and Goethe, and she makes the compelling case that it was Humboldt’s influence that led John Muir to his ideas of natural preservation and that shaped Thoreau’s Walden.  https://www.amazon.com/Invention-Nature-Alexander-Humboldts-World-ebook/dp/B00RKO0L3A  
Feb 28, 2021
1235: 1/2: The Brother: The Untold Story of the Rosenberg CasePaperback – May 13, 2003. by Sam Roberts (Author)
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1951. Ethel Rosenberg Arrest Photograph - NARA - 596909   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 1/2: The Brother: The Untold Story of the Rosenberg CasePaperback – May 13, 2003. by Sam Roberts (https://www.amazon.com/Sam-Roberts/e/B001KHRTFG/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1)   (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Brother-Untold-Story-Rosenberg-Case/dp/0375761241 Fifty years after their execution in June 1953 for conspiring to steal atomic secrets, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg remain the subjects of great emotional debate and acrimony. The man whose testimony almost single-handedly convicted them was Ethel Rosenberg’s own brother, David Greenglass. Though the Rosenbergs were executed, Greenglass served a mere ten years in prison, after which, with a new name, he disappeared. But journalist Sam Roberts found Greenglass, and then managed to convince him to talk about everything that had happened. So here at last is the mesmerizing inside story of the Rosenberg case: What were their lives like growing up on the Lower East Side? How was David Greenglass enlisted in a plot to hand over to the Soviets our greatest national secret? And how, finally, did the whole thing unravel? Even beyond that, The Brotherreveals how David Greenglass perjured himself in testifying about his sister and her husband—testimony that virtually strapped them into the electric chair. The Brother is a great narrative, far more mesmerizing than anything else written on the subject. It is a story of espionage. It is the story of a trial. And, most tragically, it is the story of a family.
Feb 28, 2021
1235: 2/2: The Brother: The Untold Story of the Rosenberg CasePaperback – May 13, 2003. by Sam Roberts (Author)
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1951.  Scope and content:  This is a cross-section sketch of an atomic bomb produced by David Greenglass, a defendant in this espionage case. General notes:  Assistant Prosecutor Roy Cohn moved to introduce David Greenglass's cross-section sketch of the atomic bomb into evidence. Defense Attorney Emanual Bloch asked to have the sketch impounded "so that it remains secret from the Court, the jury, and counsel." As a result of this controversial tactic, the sketch remained sealed until lawyers Marshall Perlin and William Kuntsler obtained its release in 1966.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 2/2: The Brother: The Untold Story of the Rosenberg CasePaperback – May 13, 2003. by Sam Roberts (https://www.amazon.com/Sam-Roberts/e/B001KHRTFG/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1)   (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Brother-Untold-Story-Rosenberg-Case/dp/0375761241 Fifty years after their execution in June 1953 for conspiring to steal atomic secrets, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg remain the subjects of great emotional debate and acrimony. The man whose testimony almost single-handedly convicted them was Ethel Rosenberg’s own brother, David Greenglass. Though the Rosenbergs were executed, Greenglass served a mere ten years in prison, after which, with a new name, he disappeared. But journalist Sam Roberts found Greenglass, and then managed to convince him to talk about everything that had happened. So here at last is the mesmerizing inside story of the Rosenberg case: What were their lives like growing up on the Lower East Side? How was David Greenglass enlisted in a plot to hand over to the Soviets our greatest national secret? And how, finally, did the whole thing unravel? Even beyond that, The Brotherreveals how David Greenglass perjured himself in testifying about his sister and her husband—testimony that virtually strapped them into the electric chair. The Brother is a great narrative, far more mesmerizing than anything else written on the subject. It is a story of espionage. It is the story of a trial. And, most tragically, it is the story of a family.
Feb 28, 2021
1236: 1/2: #ClassicScience: "Outlaw Ocean" Ian Urbina @NYTimes
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Photo: A Ship on the High Seas Caught by a Squall, Known as ‘The Gust’ Signature bottom left:  W. v. Velde f. References | Rijksmuseum Amsterdam online catalogue (https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/SK-A-1848) , as A Ship on the High Seas Caught by a Squall, Known as ‘The Gust’, circa 1680 , Height: 77 cm (30.3 in); Width: 63.5 cm (25 in) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 1/2: #ClassicScience: "Outlaw Ocean" Ian Urbina @NYTimes https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/07/24/world/the-outlaw-ocean.html A prize-winning reporter for The New York Times gives a galvanizing account of the several years he spent exploring and investigating the high seas, the industries that make use of it, and the people who make their often criminal living on it. The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier Hardcover – Deckle Edge, August 20, 2019.by Ian Urbina (https://www.amazon.com/Ian-Urbina/e/B001JRWK9C/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1)   (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Outlaw-Ocean-Journeys-Untamed-Frontier/dp/0451492943
Feb 28, 2021
1236: 2/2: #ClassicScience: "Outlaw Ocean" Ian Urbina @NYTimes
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Photo: The Coming Storm, from S.S. COLUMBIA, mid-ocean http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 2/2: #ClassicScience: "Outlaw Ocean" Ian Urbina @NYTimes https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/07/24/world/the-outlaw-ocean.html The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier Hardcover – Deckle Edge, August 20, 2019.by Ian Urbina (https://www.amazon.com/Ian-Urbina/e/B001JRWK9C/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1)   (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Outlaw-Ocean-Journeys-Untamed-Frontier/dp/0451492943
Feb 28, 2021
1238: 2/4 The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, by Diana B. Henriques
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Image:  Curb Stock Exchange   The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, by Diana B. Henriques (https://www.amazon.com/Diana-B-Henriques/e/B001HPJOL8/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)     In The Wizard of Lies, Diana B. Henriques of The New York Times — who has led the paper's coverage of the Madoff scandal since the day the story broke — has written the definitive book on the man and his scheme, drawing on unprecedented access and more than one hundred interviews with people at all levels and on all sides of the crime, including Madoff's first interviews for publication since his arrest. Henriques also provides vivid details from the various lawsuits, government investigations, and court filings that will explode the myths that have come to surround the story. A true-life financial thriller, The Wizard of Lies contrasts Madoff's remarkable rise on Wall Street, where he became one of the country's most trusted and respected traders, with dramatic scenes from his accelerating slide toward self-destruction. It is also the most complete account of the heartbreaking personal disasters and landmark legal battles triggered by Madoff's downfall — the suicides, business failures, fractured families, shuttered charities — and the clear lessons this timeless scandal offers to Washington, Wall Street, and Main Street. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004OA6402/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0  
Feb 28, 2021
1238: 3/4 The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, by Diana B. Henriques
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Image:  The Dishonest Steward(1576 – 1580)   The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, by Diana B. Henriques (https://www.amazon.com/Diana-B-Henriques/e/B001HPJOL8/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)     In The Wizard of Lies, Diana B. Henriques of The New York Times — who has led the paper's coverage of the Madoff scandal since the day the story broke — has written the definitive book on the man and his scheme, drawing on unprecedented access and more than one hundred interviews with people at all levels and on all sides of the crime, including Madoff's first interviews for publication since his arrest. Henriques also provides vivid details from the various lawsuits, government investigations, and court filings that will explode the myths that have come to surround the story. A true-life financial thriller, The Wizard of Lies contrasts Madoff's remarkable rise on Wall Street, where he became one of the country's most trusted and respected traders, with dramatic scenes from his accelerating slide toward self-destruction. It is also the most complete account of the heartbreaking personal disasters and landmark legal battles triggered by Madoff's downfall — the suicides, business failures, fractured families, shuttered charities — and the clear lessons this timeless scandal offers to Washington, Wall Street, and Main Street. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004OA6402/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0
Feb 28, 2021
1238: 4/4 The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, by Diana B. Henriques
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Image:  The Punished Robber   The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, by Diana B. Henriques (https://www.amazon.com/Diana-B-Henriques/e/B001HPJOL8/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)     In The Wizard of Lies, Diana B. Henriques of The New York Times — who has led the paper's coverage of the Madoff scandal since the day the story broke — has written the definitive book on the man and his scheme, drawing on unprecedented access and more than one hundred interviews with people at all levels and on all sides of the crime, including Madoff's first interviews for publication since his arrest. Henriques also provides vivid details from the various lawsuits, government investigations, and court filings that will explode the myths that have come to surround the story. A true-life financial thriller, The Wizard of Lies contrasts Madoff's remarkable rise on Wall Street, where he became one of the country's most trusted and respected traders, with dramatic scenes from his accelerating slide toward self-destruction. It is also the most complete account of the heartbreaking personal disasters and landmark legal battles triggered by Madoff's downfall — the suicides, business failures, fractured families, shuttered charities — and the clear lessons this timeless scandal offers to Washington, Wall Street, and Main Street. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004OA6402/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0  
Feb 28, 2021
1238: 1/4 The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, by Diana B. Henriques
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Image:  The Stock Exchange, New York City   The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, by Diana B. Henriques (https://www.amazon.com/Diana-B-Henriques/e/B001HPJOL8/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)     In The Wizard of Lies, Diana B. Henriques of The New York Times — who has led the paper's coverage of the Madoff scandal since the day the story broke — has written the definitive book on the man and his scheme, drawing on unprecedented access and more than one hundred interviews with people at all levels and on all sides of the crime, including Madoff's first interviews for publication since his arrest. Henriques also provides vivid details from the various lawsuits, government investigations, and court filings that will explode the myths that have come to surround the story. A true-life financial thriller, The Wizard of Lies contrasts Madoff's remarkable rise on Wall Street, where he became one of the country's most trusted and respected traders, with dramatic scenes from his accelerating slide toward self-destruction. It is also the most complete account of the heartbreaking personal disasters and landmark legal battles triggered by Madoff's downfall — the suicides, business failures, fractured families, shuttered charities — and the clear lessons this timeless scandal offers to Washington, Wall Street, and Main Street. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004OA6402/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0  
Feb 28, 2021
1234: 3/4: Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present 1st Edition, Kindle Edition.by Max Boot (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: Guerrilla Depredations - Seizing Horses; Harper's Weekly, 1864 Dec. 24, p. 829. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 3/4: Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present 1st Edition, Kindle Edition.by Max Boot (https://www.amazon.com/Max-Boot/e/B001H6NO3Q/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Armies-History-Guerrilla-Warfare-ebook/dp/B007P9M034/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Invisible Armies presents an entirely original narrative of warfare, which demonstrates that, far from the exception, loosely organized partisan or guerrilla warfare has been the dominant form of military conflict throughout history. New York Times best-selling author and military historian Max Boot traces guerrilla
Feb 28, 2021
1234: 4/4: Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present 1st Edition, Kindle Edition.by Max Boot (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: An Australian commando, possibly Sergeant William (Bill) Ernest Tomasetti, in the mountains of Timor on December 12, 1942. The picture shows terrain typical of the territory in which members of the 2/2nd Independent Company, part of "Sparrow Force", carried out a guerrilla campaign against Japanese forces during 1942–43. (Photograph by Damien Parer.)   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 4/4: Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present 1st Edition, Kindle Edition.by Max Boot (https://www.amazon.com/Max-Boot/e/B001H6NO3Q/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Armies-History-Guerrilla-Warfare-ebook/dp/B007P9M034/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Invisible Armies presents an entirely original narrative of warfare, which demonstrates that, far from the exception, loosely organized partisan or guerrilla warfare has been the dominant form of military conflict throughout history. New York Times best-selling author and military historian Max Boot traces guerrilla
Feb 28, 2021
1233: How many baseball fans will be permitted to attend opening day in person & What is to be done? Host
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Photo: Yankee Stadium opening day, 1923   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow How many baseball fans will be permitted to attend opening day in person & What is to be done?  Host https://www.denverpost.com/2021/02/26/rockies-fans-opening-day-2021/
Feb 27, 2021
1233: #PacificWatch: Imminently recalled Gavin Newsom without a mask at a shutdown Sacramento restaurant -- passing out other people's money. @JeffBliss1
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication. Southern Pacific, Sacramento Shops, Water Tower, 111 I Street, Sacramento, Sacramento County, CA   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow #PacificWatch: Imminently recalled Gavin Newsom without a mask at a shutdown Sacramento restaurant -- passing out other people's money. @JeffBliss1 https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/newsom-holds-indoor-event-at-restaurant-barred-from-offering-indoor-dining/
Feb 27, 2021
1233: The coming Outer Space Pearl Harbor. @FRoseDC @WJLA
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Photo: USS Arizona burning amidships, afternoon December 7, 1941.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow The coming Outer Space Pearl Harbor. @FRoseDC @WJLA https://govmatters.tv/avoiding-a-space-pearl-harbor/
Feb 27, 2021
1233: Door-to-door listening to the exuberant Rush Limbaugh, Summer, 1989. @JohnTamny @RealClearMarkets
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Photo:  President Donald J. Trump and radio commentator Rush Limbaugh pose for a photo Friday, April 19, 2019, during their round of golf at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Door-to-door listening to the exuberant Rush Limbaugh, Summer, 1989. @JohnTamny @RealClearMarkets Rush Limbaugh in many ways created an all-new industry sector, he mainstreamed conversation about limited government, according to supporters and critics alike he changed politics, plus he was a blast. He meant so much to millions of people, and his death will leave a massive void for those millions. https://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2021/02/19/remembering_the_great_rush_limbaugh_660896.html
Feb 27, 2021
1233: The futility of lockdown and the government spending to undo the damage of the futile lockdown. @JohnTamny @RealClearMarkets
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Photo: A man looks from a top-floor window of a brick house, saying, "I am lockd up against my will, pray is the Poll over". In front of the house a stout, plainly dressed man holds up a key; he says, grinning, "He shall not come out unless he Votes for us, Independence for Ever". He is threatened by persons who stand on the right; the foremost says: "Damn your independence give the Poor fellow his liberty". A man behind him says: "By the law of this free Country I Demand The person Detained in your Bastille". Behind these two and on the extreme left is a group of artisans or country labourers with sticks; they say: "I wish Govr Lockup and Dr Snake were both at the Divel they are fit Companions for Each other"; "Our Freedom is gone, and Damn me if it is we'll storm the Bastille Death or liberty"; "Huzz Huzza". Beneath the design is etched: 'This Sketch is humbly Inscribed to Geo: Lockup Esqr Govr of the new Bastille north Street.' The house has a high-walled garden but does not resemble a prison. It is a brick building of three stories; the windows on the front floor have sun-blinds. It is probably a private lunatic asylum in which electors have been confined.   c.June 1790   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow The futility of lockdown and the government spending to undo the damage of the futile lockdown. @JohnTamny @RealClearMarkets Former Navy secretary, U.S. senator and novelist James Webb wants the U.S. to mimic China's "Belt and Road" initiative as a way of enhancing U.S. influence around the world. Webb is incorrect. A visit to China shows why. Its cities are dense with U.S. businesses and brands given feverish Chinese consumption of all things American. U.S. influence globally is a consequence of freedom, and its free people not being limited in their ability to create for a world smitten by American made. Scrap the notion of a U.S. "Belt and Road," and end the lockdowns that give the rest of the world cover to act foolish. What lifts the U.S. globally is its people living and producing freely. https://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2021/02/23/an_american_belt_and_road_would_logically_shrink_us_global_infuence_661326.html It would help if economists and their media enablers actually knew what inflation is. It's not too much economic growth as they argue: growth is all about falling prices because it's a consequence of investment. Even if the mythical "output gap" were real, it would have no relevance in what is an interconnected global economy. Some think the $1.9 trillion "stimulus" plan will push inflation up as demand outstrips supply. No, demand is a consequence of supply. The spending plan that won't stimulate will merely shift $1.9 trillion from one set of pockets to another set. Back to reality, inflation is a choice. It's not a brutal, decades-long fight as Janet Yellen contends from the left, nor is it about contracting the economy as Paul Volcker worshipping-conservatives argue from the right. It's currency devaluation. Devaluation is once again a choice. https://www.forbes.com/sites/johntamny/2021/02/21/the-true-challenge-with-inflation-is-that-so-few-know-what-it-is/?sh=364ba40818df . 
Feb 27, 2021
1232: 2/2: #NewAmericanCivilWar: A fragile stalemate. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1870.  Gezicht op het Forum Romanum te Rome   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 2/2: #NewAmericanCivilWar: A fragile stalemate. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Triumvirate
Feb 27, 2021
1232: 1/2: #NewAmericanCivilWar: A fragile stalemate. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis
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Photo: Gezicht op het Forum Romanum te Rome.   (View of the Forum Romanum in Rome)   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 1/2: #NewAmericanCivilWar: A fragile stalemate. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Triumvirate
Feb 27, 2021
1232: Why the global elite disdain for the successes (and conspiracy-mongering) of PM Modi in India?
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Photo: Gesellschaft (society) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Why the global elite disdain for the successes (and conspiracy-mongering) of PM Modi in India? https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-greta-thunberg-conspiring-against-indias-tea-11613669623?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWlRNMVltSXdOMk0wTWpFeiIsInQiOiJLdENISThZNDZVZDJLRXI3UmpFaXFUaFFiT3VLaTd5WlYzXC9GNnh5aDhIR3Yrb3RLZ25MMlFRVUR3dFQwY3pmMzJvQU9MV2NcL3hxUlFUNmZObmNKY0J3THczdG1ROG81YW1rN2h5M3lDZkswWlBlTFJCMFdOOEVcL0FORFVRb3dyRCJ9
Feb 27, 2021
1232: There is no manufacturing labor crisis & What is to be done? @VeroDeRugy @Mercatus
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Photo: The Soho Manufactory in 1800.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow There is no manufacturing labor crisis & What is to be done? @VeroDeRugy @Mercatus https://www.creators.com/read/veronique-de-rugy/02/21/never-let-a-good-manufactured-crisis-go-to-waste
Feb 27, 2021
1234: 1/4: Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present 1st Edition, Kindle Edition.by Max Boot (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 1/4: Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present 1st Edition, Kindle Edition.by Max Boot (https://www.amazon.com/Max-Boot/e/B001H6NO3Q/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Armies-History-Guerrilla-Warfare-ebook/dp/B007P9M034/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Invisible Armies presents an entirely original narrative of warfare, which demonstrates that, far from the exception, loosely organized partisan or guerrilla warfare has been the dominant form of military conflict throughout history. New York Times best-selling author and military historian Max Boot traces guerrilla
Feb 27, 2021
1234: 2/4: Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present 1st Edition, Kindle Edition.by Max Boot (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 2/4: Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present 1st Edition, Kindle Edition.by Max Boot (https://www.amazon.com/Max-Boot/e/B001H6NO3Q/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Armies-History-Guerrilla-Warfare-ebook/dp/B007P9M034/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Invisible Armies presents an entirely original narrative of warfare, which demonstrates that, far from the exception, loosely organized partisan or guerrilla warfare has been the dominant form of military conflict throughout history. New York Times best-selling author and military historian Max Boot traces guerrilla
Feb 27, 2021
1231: 2/2: The war between the US Navy and the PLA Navy: September, 2025. @MichaelAuslin @HooverInst
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Photo: Mawei Naval Academy 1   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 2/2: The war between the US Navy and the PLA Navy: September, 2025. @MichaelAuslin @HooverInst https://spectator.us/topic/sino-american-war-2025-future-history/
Feb 27, 2021
1231: 1/2: The war between the US Navy and the PLA Navy: September, 2025. @MichaelAuslin @HooverInst
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Photo: The expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Carson City (EPF 7) arrives at Naval Station Newport in preparation for the Chief of Naval Operations' 22nd International Seapower Symposium (ISS).   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 1/2: The war between the US Navy and the PLA Navy: September, 2025. @MichaelAuslin @HooverInst https://spectator.us/topic/sino-american-war-2025-future-history/
Feb 27, 2021
1231: 2/2: What the Texas cold snap teaches about the future of base power. @RichardAEpstein
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Photo: Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree    http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 2/2: What the Texas cold snap teaches about the future of base power. @RichardAEpstein https://www.hoover.org/research/deep-freeze-heart-texas
Feb 27, 2021
1231: 1/2: What the Texas cold snap teaches about the future of base power. @RichardAEpstein
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Photo:   "Frozen up."   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 1/2: What the Texas cold snap teaches about the future of base power. @RichardAEpstein https://www.hoover.org/research/deep-freeze-heart-texas
Feb 27, 2021
1230: Neera Tanden Deletes 1000 Tweets & What is to be done? @DanielHenninger @WSJOpinion
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Photo: Deletion symbol   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Neera Tanden Deletes 1000 Tweets & What is to be done? @DanielHenninger @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/neera-tandens-death-by-twitter-11614207594
Feb 27, 2021
1230: The Democrats move swiftly to censor and deplatform the GOP. @DevinNunes CA-22
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Photo: Censorship:  Book burning in Chile (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_burnings_in_Chile) following the 1973 coup (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1973_Chilean_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat) that installed the Pinochet regime (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_government_of_Chile_(1973%E2%80%931990)) .   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Democrats move swiftly to censor and deplatform the GOP. @DevinNunes CA-22 https://libertyunyielding.com/2021/02/22/congressional-democrats-pressure-companies-to-censor-fox-news-and-conservatives/ 
Feb 27, 2021
1230: #SmallBusinessAmerica: States that aim to tax the Payroll Protection Program & What is to be done? @GeneMarks @Guardian
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Photo: George Washington Papers, Series 4, General Correspondence: John Blagg, December 4, 1755, Payroll Receipt for Recruits   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow #SmallBusinessAmerica: States that aim to tax the Payroll Protection Program & What is to be done? @GeneMarks @Guardian ttps://www-marketwatch-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/nearly-half-the-states-are-taxing-ppp-loans-that-have-been-forgiven-11614037046 (https://www-marketwatch-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/nearly-half-the-states-are-taxing-ppp-loans-that-have-been-forgiven-11614037046) ? https://www.inquirer.com/business/gig-workers-rules-small-business-congress-california-benefits-20210224.html https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/feb/21/businesses-employees-covid-vaccination-policy
Feb 27, 2021
1230: #SmallBusinessAmerica: Spring growth metrics everywhere: GDP, jobless claims, personal income, architecture index. @GeneMarks @Guardian
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Photo:   Springtime Landscape   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow #SmallBusinessAmerica: Spring growth metrics everywhere: GDP, jobless claims, personal income, architecture index. @GeneMarks @Guardian Feb 25 at 8:43 AM Q4 GDP Growth Revised up slightly to 4.1% Annual Rate (https://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2021/02/q4-gdp-growth-revised-up-slightly-to-41.html) Feb 25 at 8:38 AM Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims decreased to 730,000 (https://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2021/02/weekly-initial-unemployment-claims_25.html) Feb 26 at 8:41 AM Personal Income increased 10.0% in January, Spending increased 2.4% (https://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2021/02/personal-income-increased-100-in.html) https://www.aia.org/press-releases/6375962-architectural-billings-continue-to-contrac https://www.census.gov/construction/nrs/pdf/newressales.pdf https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iieOtha_STI/YDLmWY33BqI/AAAAAAAA4Q4/BLd8x_VvizQXb2t422U8mp-pz19ePPepwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1075/DinersFeb212021.PNG https://dnyuz.com/2021/02/19/hurt-by-lockdowns-californias-small-businesses-push-to-recall-governor/ https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/540120-why-is-biden-begging-small-businesses-to-take-the-governments-money 
Feb 27, 2021
1229: #ClassicScience: Warning on Bat viruses, June, 2017. @NatalieAngier.
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1880.   Common Bat ; Vampire Bat ; Common Bat ; Dog Headed Bat ; Horseshoe Bat ; Fruit Eating Bat   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow #ClassicScience: Warning on Bat viruses, June, 2017. @NatalieAngier. "...Evidence is mounting that bats can serve as reservoirs of many of the world’s deadliest viruses, including the pathogens behind Ebola, Marburg and related hemorrhagic fevers; acute respiratory syndromes like SARS and MERS; and even familiar villains like measles and mumps....." http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/13/science/no-time-for-bats-to-rest-easy.html
Feb 27, 2021
1229: 2/2:#ClassicScience: The mystery of Dark Matter in a galaxy without Dark Matter. Pieter van Dokkum, Sol Goldman Professor of Astronomy. @Yale
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Photo: 3-D map of the large-scale distribution of dark matter, reconstructed from measurements of weak gravitational lensing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weak_gravitational_lensing) with the Hubble Space Telescope (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubble_Space_Telescope)   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 2/2:#ClassicScience: The mystery of Dark Matter in a galaxy without Dark Matter. Pieter van Dokkum, Sol Goldman Professor of Astronomy. @Yale   "A galaxy lacking dark matter." Pieter van Dokkum, Shany Danieli, Yotam Cohen, Allison Merritt, Aaron J. Romanowsky, Roberto Abraham, Jean Brodie, Charlie Conroy, Deborah Lokhorst, Lamiya Mowla, Ewan O’Sullivan & Jielai Zhang matterhttps://www.nature.com/articles/nature25767 Studies of galaxy surveys in the context of the cold dark matter paradigm have shown that the mass of the dark matter halo and the total stellar mass are coupled through a function that varies smoothly with mass. 
Feb 27, 2021
1229: 1/2: #ClassicScience: The mystery of Dark Matter in a galaxy without Dark Matter. Pieter van Dokkum, Sol Goldman Professor of Astronomy. @Yale
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Photo:  Shedding Bent Light on Dark Matter   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 1/2: #ClassicScience: The mystery of Dark Matter in a galaxy without Dark Matter. Pieter van Dokkum, Sol Goldman Professor of Astronomy. @Yale   "A galaxy lacking dark matter." Pieter van Dokkum, Shany Danieli, Yotam Cohen, Allison Merritt, Aaron J. Romanowsky, Roberto Abraham, Jean Brodie, Charlie Conroy, Deborah Lokhorst, Lamiya Mowla, Ewan O’Sullivan & Jielai Zhang matterhttps://www.nature.com/articles/nature25767 Studies of galaxy surveys in the context of the cold dark matter paradigm have shown that the mass of the dark matter halo and the total stellar mass are coupled through a function that varies smoothly with mass. 
Feb 27, 2021
1228: The Juggernaut of the Eastern Division. Host
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1911.  [Connie Mack, Philadelphia Athletics manager (baseball)]   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Juggernaut of the Eastern Division. Host
Feb 26, 2021
1228: Private property SpaceX surpasses the Big Space SLS fail. Host
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1968. S68-18733 (22 Jan. 1968) --- Dr. Robert R. Gilruth (right), MSC Director, sits with Dr. Christopher C. Kraft Jr., MSC director of flight operations, at his flight operations director console in the Mission Control Center, Building 30, during the Apollo 5 (LM-1/Saturn 204) unmanned space mission.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Private property SpaceX surpasses the Big Space SLS fail. Host https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/another-detailed-essay-demanding-sls-be-cancelled/
Feb 26, 2021
1228: Hamantaschen, JCPOA, digital platform. A vast sweep. Malcolm Hoenlein, @conf_of_pres,
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Image: Purim   Malcolm Hoenlein, @conf_of_pres, Conference of Presidents, in re: Hamantaschen, triangular, mimic Hamen’s hat; filled with different foods, esp fruit. Delicious. In 586 BC, destruction of the First Temple. Jews went to Babylon and Persia; Fifty years later, Xerxes succeeded Darius the Great. Queen Esther and her uncle Mordechai are both heroes.    JCPOA, Iran’s nukes. Iran sending oil to in Venezuela, planes shuttling back with refined fuels.  P5+1.    Yarmouk refugees camps, looking for Jewish dead.   New digital platform for Al Jazeera. Qatari royal family.  UN Human Rights Council: principles that UN has responsibility to go after major violators of human rights, but the major violators sit on the Council!  Year after year. the only country they pillory is Israel.    
Feb 26, 2021
1228: Entire region judges US responses to Iraqi rocketing from Iran. Michael Rubin, @mrubin1971, Malcolm Hoenlein, @conf_of_pres
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Image:  MILLINGEN(1870) Wild life among the Koords   Michael Rubin,@mrubin1971,and Malcolm Hoenlein, @conf_of_pres, Conference of Presidents, in re: Administration's KSA posture, the increase of rocket attacks in Iraq,  Turkey’s tensions with Iraqi PKK, and the implications of the removal of Houthis from the FTO list.  Kurdistan, rocket attack.  US has forces there, and our bases are co-located with Iraqi Kurds. Rockets often hit as many Kurds as Americans.  Everyone in the region is looking at US reactions as a test of Biden’s intentions and abilities. If you push back hard, enemies take you more seriously.  If you turn the other cheek, you convince hardline elements to push harder to get more concessions. Iraq faces the resurgence of the Islamic State and of Iranian attacks. Al Q and ISIS members are living on farms, do hit-and-run attacks; whereas Iranian agents are guys in business suits in the bureaucracy. “How can we take on Iranian-backed militias unless you give is the arms and [help]?”   US withdrawing all forces east of the Suez Canal? Regional states start to look for new alliances; US is throwing out the baby with the bath water. Israel runs more German subs than Germany does.    The three components of nuclear capability are: Warheads, enrichment and delivery system.  JCPOA didn’t constrain delivery but actually released pressure on Iran. Iran has trouble recruiting Iranians for some proxy fights, so have hired Afghans, Syrians, and others. Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where he specializes in Iran, Turkey, and the broader Middle East. He also regularly teaches classes at sea about Middle East conflicts, culture, terrorism, and the Horn of Africa to deployed US Navy and Marine units. https://www.aei.org/op-eds/iraqi-kurdistan-has-a-leadership-problem/ https://www.aei.org/op-eds/kurds-are-more-deserving-of-terror-delisting-than-houthis/   
Feb 26, 2021
1228: The 2015 JCPOA is irrelevant to today. Ehud Yaari, @EhudYaariJLM, Malcolm Hoenlein, @conf_of_pres
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Image:  Foundation for shielding. Photograph taken March 19, 1957. Bevatron-1253   Ehud Yaari, @EhudYaariJLM,and Malcolm Hoenlein, @conf_of_pres, Conference of Presidents, in re:Iran, PA elections, the greater region.  UAE leaders are relaxed about military sales, as are Israelis.  All favor the Abraham Accords.  JCPOA. Talk with Biden people: the JCPOA as it was is no longer there, as Iranians have made huge strides in their nuclear work; nothing like 2015.  The Gulf States, even Qataris, all agree on this; that the Gulf [must not be sacrificed because of the Polisario]. Cannot throw into the basket missiles and Iranian regional aggression. Question: how will US conduct itself in Iraq, and will the US stick to its current position that Iran must first begin to comply and then the US will look at lifting sanctions. Other than that, important that during negotiations leading to JCPOA in 2015, Israel found it was closer in its positions to France and UK, less so to Germany; Macron and Johnson may be helpful in [explaining] to Biden. Emphasis now to convince the US administration that a lot has changed, the Iranian program is not where I was in 2015. Timeline: different assessments, not enough information.  Iran will  never go for two nuclear bombs; will go for five or seven or more, which means two years off.  Israel-based Lafer international Fellow of The Washington Institute. A Middle East commentator for Israel's Channel Two television and former associate editor of Jerusalem Report, Mr. Yaari has been a Middle East commentator for Israeli television since 1975. Among his numerous awards for journalism are the Israeli Press Editors-in-Chief prize for coverage of the peace process with Egypt, the Sokolov Prize for coverage of the Lebanon War, and the Israel Broadcasting Award for coverage of the Gulf War. https://www.timesofisrael.com/bahrain-crown-prince-calls-netanyahu-regarding-us-iran-nuclear-talks/  
Feb 26, 2021
1228: Russia fears a pro-Western Iran and will complicate all discussions. Anna Borshchevskaya, @annaborsh, Malcolm Hoenlein, @conf_of_pres
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Image: Russian village (https://picryl.com/media/russian-village)   Anna Borshchevskaya, @annaborsh, The Washington Institute,Oxford Analytica; and Malcolm Hoenlein, @conf_of_pres, Conference of Presidents, in re:  Iran. Syria. Is Russia a helpmate with either Washington or Teheran in the renewal of the JCPOA?  More interested in being on Iran’s  side; therefore will complicate efforts. Iran’s parliamentary speaker in Moscow; Iran builds stronger ties with China and Russia; Russia will press in favor of a return to JCPOA: “synchronization” where US and Iran move simultaneously—danger: concerns about Iran’s not sticking to its nuclear obligations, so we need first to press for compliance, which Russia will reject. What Russia fears the most is a pro-Western Iran.  Note coordination between Russia and Iran in data. Troubling that actors are learning from each other.  Russia and Iran challenging the world order and working against US primacy in world affairs.  Astana Process. Anna Borshchevskaya is a senior Fellow at The Washington Institute, focusing on Russia's policy toward the Middle East. In addition, she is a contributor to Oxford Analytica and a fellow at the European Foundation for Democracy.  https://nationalinterest.org/feature/don%E2%80%99t-expect-russia-help-save-iran-deal-178264 https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/dont-rely-on-moscow-to-help-with-reconciliation-in-syrias-daraa-province/ https://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/4576121 https://www.newsweek.com/iran-courts-china-russia-new-nuclear-deal-declining-us-stalls-1568880 https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2021/02/iran-groups-east-syria-presence-influence-recruitment.html    
Feb 26, 2021
1227: The hunt for the second ISS leak continues. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1994. Русский: Почтовая марка России из серии «Космические исследования. Центр подготовки космонавтов имени Ю. А. Гагарина», выпущенная 12 апреля 1994 года. На марке изображена центрифуга «ЦФ-18» на фоне изображения полёта посадочного отсека космического корабля «Союз» в атмосфере. Художник — Р. Стрельников. Номер по каталогу ЦФА — 158. Тираж — 1,5 млн.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow The hunt for the second ISS leak continues. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/?s=iSS+leak
Feb 26, 2021
1227: Are these the last days of SLS? Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo: Berryman Political Cartoon Collection: "Can't you fellows spare a little, maybe $17,000.000.000?"   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Are these the last days of SLS? Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/another-detailed-essay-demanding-sls-be-cancelled/
Feb 26, 2021
1227: North Korea must be challenged with military options. @AmbJohnBolton
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Photo: Supersedes the 1994 ed. of North Korea : a country study, edited by Andrea Matles Savada.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow North Korea must be challenged with military options. @AmbJohnBolton Nonetheless, from all the available evidence, North Korea is weaker today than perhaps ever before in its history. For its own opaque reasons, Pyongyang decided to impose even-greater detachment from the rest of the world during the Covid-19 pandemic, almost certainly reducing its already rickety economy to desperate levels. This is hardly the time to relieve the pressure of economic sanctions and international isolation. This is the time to demand concessions from Pyongyang, not reward its obdurate behavior. Moreover, Biden’s biggest challenge, developing a strategy to contest China’s desire for Asian and ultimately global hegemony, should put North Korea at its center. For too many years, U.S. diplomats argued that China is a constructive actor in trying to resolve the North Korea nuclear issue. This has long since been made demonstrably false. China has always been Pyongyang’s enabler, politically, economically and scientifically. President Xi Jinping could end the North’s nuclear aspirations in a stroke if he chose, and Washington must stress this reality at every opportunity. This will be the real test of Biden’s North Korea policy. John Bolton served as national security adviser under President Donald Trump and UN ambassador under President George W. Bush.  He is author of "The Room Where It Happened" https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-02-23/john-bolton-military-force-must-remain-an-option-with-north-korea?srnd=opinion
Feb 26, 2021
1227: After the cold snap, Texas Governor Abbot's natural gas threat suits Mexico President AMLO's PEMEX statism. @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion
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Photo:  1939 White migrant and his wife in camp near Sebastian, Texas. Both are west Texans who have come to the valley for the winter vegetable harvest   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow After the cold snap, Texas Governor Abbot's natural gas threat suits Mexico President AMLO's PEMEX statism.  @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/amlos-plan-to-drop-texas-gas-11613944451
Feb 26, 2021
1226: 4/4: When Britain Burned the White House: The 1814 Invasion of Washington Kindle Edition. by Peter Snow (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: The Blodget Hotel which housed the US Patent Office; spared during the burning of Washington in 1814. The Patent Office later burned in 1836.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 4/4: When Britain Burned the White House: The 1814 Invasion of Washington Kindle Edition. by Peter Snow (https://www.amazon.com/Peter-Snow/e/B001T2BUWU/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/When-Britain-Burned-White-House-ebook/dp/B00ID9ZT2E/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= In his compelling narrative style, Peter Snow recounts the fast-changing fortunes of that summer's extraordinary confrontations. Drawing from a wealth of material, including eyewitness accounts, Snow describes the colorful personalities on both sides of those spectacular events: including the beleaguered President James Madison and First Lady Dolley, American heroes such as Joshua Barney and Sam Smith, and flawed military leaders like Army Chief William Winder and War Secretary John Armstrong. On the British side, Snow re-creates the fiery Admiral George Cockburn, the cautious but immensely popular Major General Robert Ross, and sharp-eyed diarists James Scott and George Gleig.
Feb 26, 2021
1226: 3/4: When Britain Burned the White House: The 1814 Invasion of Washington Kindle Edition. by Peter Snow (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: Burning of Washington, August 1814   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 3/4: When Britain Burned the White House: The 1814 Invasion of Washington Kindle Edition. by Peter Snow (https://www.amazon.com/Peter-Snow/e/B001T2BUWU/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/When-Britain-Burned-White-House-ebook/dp/B00ID9ZT2E/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= In his compelling narrative style, Peter Snow recounts the fast-changing fortunes of that summer's extraordinary confrontations. Drawing from a wealth of material, including eyewitness accounts, Snow describes the colorful personalities on both sides of those spectacular events: including the beleaguered President James Madison and First Lady Dolley, American heroes such as Joshua Barney and Sam Smith, and flawed military leaders like Army Chief William Winder and War Secretary John Armstrong. On the British side, Snow re-creates the fiery Admiral George Cockburn, the cautious but immensely popular Major General Robert Ross, and sharp-eyed diarists James Scott and George Gleig.
Feb 26, 2021
1226: 2/4: When Britain Burned the White House: The 1814 Invasion of Washington Kindle Edition. by Peter Snow (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1812. Contemporary sketch of the pursuit of the Governor Simcoe   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 2/4: When Britain Burned the White House: The 1814 Invasion of Washington Kindle Edition. by Peter Snow (https://www.amazon.com/Peter-Snow/e/B001T2BUWU/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/When-Britain-Burned-White-House-ebook/dp/B00ID9ZT2E/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= In his compelling narrative style, Peter Snow recounts the fast-changing fortunes of that summer's extraordinary confrontations. Drawing from a wealth of material, including eyewitness accounts, Snow describes the colorful personalities on both sides of those spectacular events: including the beleaguered President James Madison and First Lady Dolley, American heroes such as Joshua Barney and Sam Smith, and flawed military leaders like Army Chief William Winder and War Secretary John Armstrong. On the British side, Snow re-creates the fiery Admiral George Cockburn, the cautious but immensely popular Major General Robert Ross, and sharp-eyed diarists James Scott and George Gleig.
Feb 26, 2021
1226: 1/4: When Britain Burned the White House: The 1814 Invasion of Washington Kindle Edition. by Peter Snow (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1812.Engagement of the American Brig Oneida and British Corvette Royal George in Kingston Harbour, Upper Canada. Incident occured Nov. 10, 1812. A historical reconstruction based on written descriptions of the event. The work was likely commissioned by Canada Steamship Lines. Coverdale no. 487. One of a series of 15 marine watercolours relating to the American Revolution and the War of 1812.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 1/4: When Britain Burned the White House: The 1814 Invasion of Washington Kindle Edition. by Peter Snow (https://www.amazon.com/Peter-Snow/e/B001T2BUWU/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/When-Britain-Burned-White-House-ebook/dp/B00ID9ZT2E/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= In his compelling narrative style, Peter Snow recounts the fast-changing fortunes of that summer's extraordinary confrontations. Drawing from a wealth of material, including eyewitness accounts, Snow describes the colorful personalities on both sides of those spectacular events: including the beleaguered President James Madison and First Lady Dolley, American heroes such as Joshua Barney and Sam Smith, and flawed military leaders like Army Chief William Winder and War Secretary John Armstrong. On the British side, Snow re-creates the fiery Admiral George Cockburn, the cautious but immensely popular Major General Robert Ross, and sharp-eyed diarists James Scott and George Gleig.
Feb 26, 2021
1225: When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state —Sonnet 29 -- Andrew Cuomo. @MonicaCrowley
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Image:  Phaeton, from The Four Disgracers   Monica Crowley, @MonicaCrowley; former Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Treasury; in re:When I was in Washington, Cuomo was on TV every single day; the media and Democrats were in love with Cuomo, fell for the act, the colloquial language; he then wrote a  book on leadership!  Political fortunes can shift in the blink of an eye. My friend lost both parents and parents-in-law in nursing homes that were ordered by Cuomo to accept covid patients. Now, tens of thousands are dead, plus an alleged cover-up. Pols will circle wagons to protect one of their own until they won’t: they still have constituents to whom they report. Also, when someone falls this far this fast with no one defense, it tells me that he has a very powerful enemy somewhere. Can he rescue himself?  Maybe, but the winds have so changed; Biden has had two significant wing men: Gavin Newsom and Andy Cuomo—Newsom is facing a recall and Cuomo is under massive attack.
Feb 26, 2021
1225: The passing of the great gift of Rush Limbaugh. @ConradMBlack
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Image: Rush and Kathryn Limbaugh. Screen grab.   Conrad Black, @ConradMBlack (https://twitter.com/ConradMBlack) , publisher, littérateur, biographer, commentator; the National Post; in re:  The passing of Rush Limbaugh, the broadcaster and wit who died too young of cancer. He was on air throughout his illness, and credit to him. “Speak no ill of the dead” the basic rules of decency are thrown out as a prelude to  hurling abuse at anyone who supported Trump. I was appalled at what Al Franken  said and was. dredging up from thirty years ago: the notion that Rush was a homophobe and a racist, which he clearly was not.  I disagree with him on some matters—the whole birther thing was nonsense—but it wasn't malice, and he wasn’t a malicious man. He was fundamentally pro-America and in favor of a united America mindset, not xenophobic; just determined to make America an better and more just place. He certainly mocked people with whm he mocked, but not at all I a nasty way.  What's been said is in appalling taste, as part of mad, pathological hatred that knows no limits and is unencumbered by any sense of self-discipline.   During Clinton, derogation of Rush was because he spoke of Clinton’s misbehavior; now, thirty years later, who could decline that?  Limbaugh was married several times, but overall  was a clean-living man. He also was generous, and never pretentious; was extraordinarily modest given how successful he was.  Malicious and unjust attacks.  Limbaugh was a genius at stand-up comedy, although in front of a microphone.  It was generally good-natured humor.  Once, concerning the Million-Man March by Minister Farrakhan, Leon Panetta was asked a question and responded by saying nothing actually on the matter; Limbaugh played Panetta’s words and at each instance [of weasel-wording] said, ”Waffle,”  “waffle,”  “waffle.” It was hilarious.  
Feb 26, 2021
1225: Beware the Biden reset as a predicate for Iran predation. @VDHanson
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Image:   Victor Davis Hanson: @VDHanson; Hoover Institution, and The Case for Trump,in re:  Self-correction. Tensions between nations that lead to war is a lack of knowledge: let’s say we don't know the relative strength of each; banter can lead to fisticuff to war.  . . .  A weaker power can decide that  a stronger one will not stand up to an attack: vide, Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo.   Then it becomes a macabre lab experiment wherein millions are killed. Ergo, be transparent about your capabilities.     In the Middle East, if the media are fixated on hating Trump, Iran thinks, We’re on the same side [as the media]. When Iran is tottering from economic decline, covid, internal dissension, etc,, and faces a new potent alliance around them, Iran thinks, “Why would the new administration [Biden] reach out to us unless it favored a renewal of the Shi’a Crescent?”   Avoid the word “Reset”— which is saying de facto that my country was wrong and now I’m setting it aright; this raises expectations so high that they cannot possibly be met.
Feb 26, 2021
1225: The illustrious Stanford Left turns against three of its own not on the Left. @VDHanson
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Image: Stanford clock tower   Victor Davis Hanson: @VDHanson; Hoover Institution, and The Case for Trump; andAmerican Greatness; in re:    https://stanfordreview.org/atlas-ferguson-hanson-stanford-free-speech/ At the Stanford faculty senate, Victor was spoken of poorly by a handful of professors: they’d had a green light to investigate the Hoover Institution; Niall Ferguson, Dr Scott Atlas, and Victor Davis Hanson were especially condemned—Victor for having spoken of some possible  election irregularities having to do with mail-in ballots (which previously had been the subject of an alarm by the law school). One of the authors had been publicly rebuked for anti-Semitism. Here; the effort was to move Hoover off the Stanford campus.  Stanford rejects Hoover because: the current administration recognizes that Hoover is an asset, but as we became more integrated with Stanford, the more the academics want more, accelerated progress their direction Abut 95% of donations to Stanford go to the left, whereas Hoover’s donations are about 50/50 left and right.  Scandals incl a Chinese spy neuroscientist on campus, a terrible sexual harassment scandal, and a dozen others. Ironic that this sanctimonious faculty fixated on ideology and go after Hoover.   A lot of this was generated by the Stanford Daily and the faculty.  Stanford has sink to 35 out of 55 in university ratings—they think this shows that they're woke so consider it a badge of honor. Overall, a McCarthyist situation; I was maligned and written of with near-libel.    
Feb 26, 2021
1224: Fintech PowerBandSolutions.com transforms and revolutionizes the automotive future with transparency, flexibility and confidence for consumers, dealers, manufacturers. John Lamb, President, PowerBandSolutions.com Drivrzexchange.com
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1916.  People riding in Franklin automobiles.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Fintech PowerBandSolutions.com transforms and revolutionizes the automotive future with transparency, flexibility and confidence for consumers, dealers, manufacturers.  John Lamb, President, PowerBandSolutions.com Drivrzexchange.com In Canada trading symbol: PBX In the US OTC trading symbol: PWWBF https://powerbandsolutions.com "At PowerBand, our Mission is to provide the automotive industry with an effective, innovative alternative to physical auctions as a method to buy and sell vehicles." https://drivrz.com
Feb 26, 2021
1224: #TheScalaReport: Is San Francisco too toxic to hold on to and/or recover Big Tech? Chris Riegel: @ScalaInc @STRATACACHE
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1906.  San Francisco fire on the 18th [of April 1906] at 4 p.m.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow #TheScalaReport (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TheScalaReport) : Is San Francisco too toxic to hold on to and/or recover Big Tech? Chris Riegel: @ScalaInc (https://twitter.com/ScalaInc/) @STRATACACHE (https://twitter.com/STRATACACHE/) https://www.zerohedge.com/political/reason-why-lot-people-are-leaving-san-francisco-might-surprise-you
Feb 26, 2021
1224: Returning to the Iran Deal is trading with all the adversaries at once. @SebGorka #AmericaFirst
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Photo: An even earlier press for Iranian nuclear development.  Fair us.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Returning to the Iran Deal is trading with all the adversaries at once. @SebGorka #AmericaFirst Sebastian Gorka, @SebGorka, America First radio, in re: Doubts that Mr Biden has updated his understanding of Iran, now running three wars and a strongly predator state.  No effort to explain Iran deal redux.  
Feb 26, 2021
1224: Why do the Pelosi Democrats fear Trump? @SebGorka #AmericaFirst
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Photo: 1962.President Kennedy said that the event was "probably the greatest concentration of talent and genius in this house, except for those times when Thomas Jefferson dined alone." Photo courtesy of the JFK Library, KN-21214   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Why do the Pelosi Democrats fear Trump? @SebGorka #AmericaFirst
Feb 26, 2021
1223: PM Trudeau ducks both the Keystone XL Pipeline and the PRC genocide of the Uyghurs. Charles Burton Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.@GordonGChang
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Photo:1947. Ottawa streetcar at Bank and Sparks 1947 (16004468255) PM Trudeau ducks both the Keystone XL Pipeline and the PRC genocide of the Uyghurs. Charles Burton Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.@GordonGChang https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/22/americas/canada-china-xinjiang-genocide-intl-hnk/index.html
Feb 25, 2021
1222: My Bill Buckner baseball card as a time machine to the magic moment, Shea Stadium, 1986, and a squib down the first base line.
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication. Charlie Bastian and Denny Lyons   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow My Bill Buckner baseball card as a time machine to the magic moment, Shea Stadium, 1986, and a squib down the first base line. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Buckner
Feb 25, 2021
1223: Hawkish India confronts China trade in the Indo-Pacific, from Mauritius to the Maldives. @CleoPaskal @FDD @GordonGChang
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Photo:1652 UBBasel Map Malediven Sri Lanka 1652 Kartenslg Mappe 251-72 Hawkish India confronts China trade in the Indo-Pacific, from Mauritius to the Maldives. @CleoPaskal @FDD @GordonGChang  https://www.bbc.com/news/business-56164154
Feb 25, 2021
1223: The ammo shelves are nearly empty in New Alexandria Pennsylvania. Salena Zito @DCExaminer salena zito.com
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photo:1897  Charleroi, Washington County Pennsylvania, 1897 The ammo shelves are nearly empty in New Alexandria Pennsylvania. Salena Zito @DCExaminer salena zito.com https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/business-is-booming-in-this-small-town-gun-shop Salena Zito, @SalenaZito,@DCExaminer @RealClearPolitics;  SalenaZito.com; New York Post, CNN; Middle of Somewhere column; in re:  Booming gun sales during covid; now, doing even better. Astronomical numbers of first-time gun owners.  Mo women and Blacks than ever before. Their Second Amendment outlook has changed dramatically in the last year, esp in conjunction with school closures. The Smoke and Gun Shop had best cappuccino. The Bull’s Eye gun shop has a vault that would challenge Dillinger. Shortage of guns and ammunition. The best salesman for guns was Barack Obama.  After Trump, the interest resurged.  There were 270,000 firearms background checks in the last quarter of 2019.
Feb 25, 2021
1223: Congressman Lee Zeldin (NY-1) tilting with the All Powerful New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. @SalenaZito @DCExaminer
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Photo: 1900.  Capitol building, Albany, N.Y. Congressman Lee Zeldin (NY-1) tilting with the All Powerful New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. @SalenaZito @DCExaminer salena zito.com https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/lee-zeldin-is-mulling-a-run-for-new-york-governor Salena Zito, @SalenaZito,@DCExaminer @RealClearPolitics; SalenaZito.com; New York Post, CNN; Middle of Somewhere column; in re:  Anent Gov Cuomo’s failing fortunes: Rep Lee Zeldin of Long Island, R, may take on the one-party (Democratic) state in 2022. Last time any Republican won statewide was George Pataki, a State Senator from Peekskill. Cuomo is combative; his tides have shifted, although he’s beaten back unfavorable headlines for decades.  Zeldin is still in the Army Reserve; has twin daughters with whom  he spends as much time as possible
Feb 25, 2021
1223: #ClassicKenCroswell: Satellite galaxies of the Milky Way can be very slight. Ken Croswell, @NewScientist.
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Photo: 2020 #ClassicKenCroswell: Satellite galaxies of the Milky Way can be very slight. Ken Croswell, @NewScientist. https://www.newscientist.com/article/2107985-super-dim-galaxy-may-be-one-of-hundreds-orbiting-the-milky-way/ “It continues to be interesting how faint you can go and still be a galaxy,” says Erik Tollerud of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. “They’re such tiny little puny things.” The new galaxy radiates so little light because it has so few stars, which give off only about 180 times as much light as the sun.
Feb 25, 2021
1222: The secret message on NASA's Perseverance parachute to the surface of Mars. Host.
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.2020 Perseverance   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow The secret message on NASA's Perseverance parachute to the surface of Mars. Host.
Feb 25, 2021
1221: 8/12: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 Kindle Edition.by Bruce Hoffman (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1938. Siege of Jerusalem   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 8/12: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 Kindle Edition.by (http://edition.by/) Bruce Hoffman (https://www.amazon.com/Bruce-Hoffman/e/B00U1T0Z82/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Soldiers-Struggle-Israel-1917-1947-ebook/dp/B00N6PER5A/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= In this groundbreaking work, Bruce Hoffman—America’s leading expert on terrorism—brilliantly re-creates the crucial thirty-year period that led to the birth of Israel. Drawing on previously untapped archival resources in London, Washington, D.C., and Jerusalem, Anonymous Soldiers shows how the efforts of two militant Zionist groups brought about the end of British rule in the Middle East. Hoffman shines new light on the bombing of the King David Hotel, the assassination of Lord Moyne in Cairo, the leadership of Menachem Begin, the life and death of Abraham Stern, and much else. Above all, he shows exactly how the underdog “anonymous soldiers” of Irgun and Lehi defeated the British and set in motion the chain of events that resulted in the creation of the formidable nation-state of Israel. One of the most detailed and sustained accounts of a terrorist and counterterrorist campaign ever written, Hoffman has crafted the definitive account of the struggle for Israel—and an impressive investigation of the efficacy of guerilla tactics. Anonymous Soldiers is essential to anyone wishing to understand the current situation in the Middle East. 
Feb 25, 2021
1221: 7/12: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 Kindle Edition.by Bruce Hoffman (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1940. Damascus Gate   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 7/12: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 Kindle Edition.by (http://edition.by/) Bruce Hoffman (https://www.amazon.com/Bruce-Hoffman/e/B00U1T0Z82/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Soldiers-Struggle-Israel-1917-1947-ebook/dp/B00N6PER5A/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= In this groundbreaking work, Bruce Hoffman—America’s leading expert on terrorism—brilliantly re-creates the crucial thirty-year period that led to the birth of Israel. Drawing on previously untapped archival resources in London, Washington, D.C., and Jerusalem, Anonymous Soldiers shows how the efforts of two militant Zionist groups brought about the end of British rule in the Middle East. Hoffman shines new light on the bombing of the King David Hotel, the assassination of Lord Moyne in Cairo, the leadership of Menachem Begin, the life and death of Abraham Stern, and much else. Above all, he shows exactly how the underdog “anonymous soldiers” of Irgun and Lehi defeated the British and set in motion the chain of events that resulted in the creation of the formidable nation-state of Israel. One of the most detailed and sustained accounts of a terrorist and counterterrorist campaign ever written, Hoffman has crafted the definitive account of the struggle for Israel—and an impressive investigation of the efficacy of guerilla tactics. Anonymous Soldiers is essential to anyone wishing to understand the current situation in the Middle East. 
Feb 25, 2021
1221: 6/12: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 Kindle Edition.by Bruce Hoffman (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1938 Siege of Jerusalem   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 6/12: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 Kindle Edition.by (http://edition.by/) Bruce Hoffman (https://www.amazon.com/Bruce-Hoffman/e/B00U1T0Z82/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Soldiers-Struggle-Israel-1917-1947-ebook/dp/B00N6PER5A/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= In this groundbreaking work, Bruce Hoffman—America’s leading expert on terrorism—brilliantly re-creates the crucial thirty-year period that led to the birth of Israel. Drawing on previously untapped archival resources in London, Washington, D.C., and Jerusalem, Anonymous Soldiers shows how the efforts of two militant Zionist groups brought about the end of British rule in the Middle East. Hoffman shines new light on the bombing of the King David Hotel, the assassination of Lord Moyne in Cairo, the leadership of Menachem Begin, the life and death of Abraham Stern, and much else. Above all, he shows exactly how the underdog “anonymous soldiers” of Irgun and Lehi defeated the British and set in motion the chain of events that resulted in the creation of the formidable nation-state of Israel. One of the most detailed and sustained accounts of a terrorist and counterterrorist campaign ever written, Hoffman has crafted the definitive account of the struggle for Israel—and an impressive investigation of the efficacy of guerilla tactics. Anonymous Soldiers is essential to anyone wishing to understand the current situation in the Middle East. 
Feb 25, 2021
1221: 5/12: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 Kindle Edition.by Bruce Hoffman (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1898. Jaffa Gate   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 5/12: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 Kindle Edition.by (http://edition.by/) Bruce Hoffman (https://www.amazon.com/Bruce-Hoffman/e/B00U1T0Z82/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Soldiers-Struggle-Israel-1917-1947-ebook/dp/B00N6PER5A/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= In this groundbreaking work, Bruce Hoffman—America’s leading expert on terrorism—brilliantly re-creates the crucial thirty-year period that led to the birth of Israel. Drawing on previously untapped archival resources in London, Washington, D.C., and Jerusalem, Anonymous Soldiers shows how the efforts of two militant Zionist groups brought about the end of British rule in the Middle East. Hoffman shines new light on the bombing of the King David Hotel, the assassination of Lord Moyne in Cairo, the leadership of Menachem Begin, the life and death of Abraham Stern, and much else. Above all, he shows exactly how the underdog “anonymous soldiers” of Irgun and Lehi defeated the British and set in motion the chain of events that resulted in the creation of the formidable nation-state of Israel. One of the most detailed and sustained accounts of a terrorist and counterterrorist campaign ever written, Hoffman has crafted the definitive account of the struggle for Israel—and an impressive investigation of the efficacy of guerilla tactics. Anonymous Soldiers is essential to anyone wishing to understand the current situation in the Middle East. 
Feb 25, 2021
1220: Would the Biden Administration trade Taipei for a climate deal with the PRC? @ChristianWhiton, @GordonGChang,
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Image: At Kelung, Formosa (Taiwan)      Christian Whiton:  @ChristianWhiton, Center for the National Interest; and Gordon Chang, @GordonGChang, Daily Beast, in re: Xi Jinping thinks if he recaptures Taiwan he’ll be seen as bigger than Mao.  The PLA is moving toward that in many places and dimensions. Now the new Biden adm gives mixed signals on whether or not he’ll confront China at this. Tsai Ing-wen continues to assert [relative independence]; with Biden, [she’s weakened].   A new person at the _______  Council.  State Dept hasn’t yet shown nakedly anti-Taiwan feelings; Kerry wants a climate deal from China, which will give it to him at high cost. In Taiwan, the DPP: Biden/Obama endorsed its opponent, the Kuomintang/KMT [which is in bed with Beijing —ed.].  . . .  Kick  Confucius Institutes out from college campuses, spotlight Hollywood’s extraordinary accommodations to China, and focus on the many depredations in the US.  Will the Biden team trade Taiwan for peace in the South China Sea?  Maybe yes.  https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3122793/taiwans-new-mainland-affairs-council-chief-may-signal-shift
Feb 25, 2021
1217: Perseverance prepping for its five year mission and beyond. Tanwen-1 detected in orbit. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.2015 This view from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows part of "Marathon Valley," a destination on the western rim of Endeavour Crater, as seen from an overlook north of the valley.  The scene spans from east, at left, to southeast. It combines four pointings of the rover's panoramic camera (Pancam) on March 13, 2015, during the 3,958th Martian day, or sol, of Opportunity's work on Mars.  The rover team selected Marathon Valley as a science destination because observations of this location using the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter yielded evidence of clay minerals, a clue to ancient wet environments. By the time Opportunity explores Marathon Valley, the rover will have exceeded a total driving distance equivalent to an Olympic marathon. Opportunity has been exploring the Meridiani Planum region of Mars since January 2004.  This version of the image is presented in approximate true color by combining exposures taken through three of the Pancam's color filters at each of the four camera pointings, using filters centered on wavelengths of 753 nanometers (near-infrared), 535 nanometers (green) and 432 nanometers (violet).  http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA19151 NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Perseverance prepping for its five year mission and beyond. Tanwen-1 detected in orbit. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/first-panorama-from-perseverance/
Feb 25, 2021
1217: SLS fails again. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.  By 1870, American and British inventors had found other ways to use rockets. For example, the Congreve rocket was capable of carrying a line over 1,000 feet to a stranded ship. In 1914, an estimated 1,000 lives were saved by this technique http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow SLS fails again. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/nasa-postpones-second-sls-static-fire-test/
Feb 25, 2021
1219: The trouble in Thailand includes China's bad actors. @Michael_Yon, @GordonGChang,
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Image: From the Kingdom of Siam  (Koninklijk vaartuig met 120 roeiers te Siam [Thailand])   Michael Yon: @Michael_Yon, war correspondent;andGordon Chang, @GordonGChang, Daily Beast, in re:  Chinese Communist Party using divide-and-conquer tactics n multiple countries, from Okinawa to Hong Kong to all of Southeast Asia: “Use only your local dialect!”  Thai people are kind and cordial, but man can they fight. They’ll straight-up overthrow a government; Thais, in a situation such as at the Capitol, will just take it over.  The police fear the army, and [everybody] fears the people.  Thailand is a focus of Beijing, being important, incl geographically, and it has been a US ally, which China wants to weaken. “One mat, one pillow”: Chinese enter a new country with these, then take over all national commerce. Much resented. Over the decades, Bangkok has moved much closer to Beijing.  Overseas Chinese in Thailand consider themselves to be thoroughly Thai.  US relations with Thailand go back about 170 years; one king offered Lincoln elephants for the US Civil War. . .  So many retired Greens Berets and CIA in Thailand, One reason Thailand produces to much good coffee and flowers is that the US helped fund a shift out of opium. Chinese visitors in Thailand spit in restaurants, which much offends Thais and creates bad feelings. Thais are fiercely independent.  https://www.khon2.com/international/thailands-prime-minister-survives-no-confidence-vote/
Feb 25, 2021
1217: The long American history of prejudice against Asian-Americans & What is to be done? @WJMcGurn @WSJOpinion.
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1920. Street in Chinatown, San Francisco   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow The long American history of prejudice against Asian-Americans & What is to be done? @WJMcGurn @WSJOpinion. https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-woke-model-minority-myth-11614035596
Feb 25, 2021
1217: State of the City, the State, the Union: Andrew Cuomo & New York City & Keystone XL Pipeline -- unresolved. Catsimatidis @JCats2013 @CatsRoundtable @JohnCats
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1913.  [Woman boarding NYC streetcar by jumping onto running board. 1913]   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow State of the City, the State, the Union: Andrew Cuomo & New York City & Keystone XL Pipeline -- unresolved.  Catsimatidis @JCats2013 @CatsRoundtable @JohnCats https://nypost.com/2021/02/23/ny-gop-pressures-dem-lawmakers-to-probe-cuomo-nursing-home-scandal/ https://nypost.com/2021/02/24/woman-beaten-dragged-in-nyc-subway-station-robbery-attempt/ https://sports.yahoo.com/news/biden-seeks-reinvigorate-us-canada-100019682.html
Feb 25, 2021
1219: The Dried Blood Red Surface of Mars. #HotelMars. David Livingston, @SpaceShow.
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Image: Mars topo map; rotating at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars#/media/File:Mars-topo-200-fast.gif   Hotel Mars, episode n. #HotelMars. David Livingston, @SpaceShow. In re: Perseverance entered Mars at about 1,000 mph, then deployed a parachute having pretty designs in red and white; had a hidden msg in binary code:  Dare Mighty Things    Three concentric circles; center: Dare;middle: Mighty;  external: Things. Many spectacular cameras on Perseverance. Vistas of rolling cliffs and rocks. It's amazing to see; like looking out your own home picture window.  Other pix of smaller areas.  You can actually hear winds on Mars, a constant low roar.   Another landing picture, looks like paver stones.  I’ve heard only ten-second clips so far. Perseverance as a roving television station. Everyone is really excited and thrilled with what JPL accomplished. Congratulations to NASA!  Cancel SLS. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/perseverance-rover-snaps-gorgeous-hd-panorama-of-mars-landing-site/ar-BB1dZcGg
Feb 25, 2021
1218: The-little-biotech-company-that-couldn't gets very lucky. @GZuckerman
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Image:  Brewing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewing) was an early application of biotechnology The-little-biotech-company-that-couldn't gets very lucky.  @GZuckerman   Gregory Zuckerman, @GZuckerman, Wall Street Journal Special Writer, in re: The virus: little company, Novavax, that couldn’t. Virus solution now worth billions. In March 2020, the CEO was blunt: we need money to dvp what we see as a breakthrough that won’t need [extreme] refrigeration.”  They got funds from the US govt, the Gates Foundation, and hedge funds— $2 billion—and it seems to have come through.  On the prcpice of getting FDA authorization. Stock was $4, now over $200. Amazingly, the giants Merck, GSK, and others, have not succeeded.  https://www.wsj.com/articles/novavax-nears-covid-19-vaccine-game-changerafter-years-of-failure-11614096579?mod=hp_lead_pos4  
Feb 25, 2021
1217: 2/2: The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott: Unseen Images from the Legendary Antarctic Expedition Hardcover – October 18, 2011. by Dr. David M. Wilson (Author)
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Photo: Three lonely strays find a lost brother after a blizzard [Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914].   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 2/2: The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott: Unseen Images from the Legendary Antarctic Expedition Hardcover – October 18, 2011. by Dr. David M. Wilson (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=Dr.+David+M.+Wilson&text=Dr.+David+M.+Wilson&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=books) (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Photographs-Captain-Scott-Expedition/dp/0316178500/ref=pd_sbs_1?pd_rd_w=0wOkV&pf_rd_p=3ec6a47e-bf65-49f8-80f7-0d7c7c7ce2ca&pf_rd_r=KBQBDTBP6FVC9Y13CTBJ&pd_rd_r=00b2d314-ae65-41db-b909-3e4fddeecd63&pd_rd_wg=VtvdH&pd_rd_i=0316178500&psc=1 The myth of Scott of the Antarctic, Captain Robert Falcon Scott, icon of fortitude and courage who perished with his fellow explorers on their return from the South Pole on March 29th, 1912, is an enduring one, elevated, dismantled and restored during the turbulence of the succeeding century.  Until now, the legend of the doomed Terra Nova expedition has been constructed out of Scott's own diaries and those of his companions, the sketches of 'Uncle Bill' Wilson and the celebrated photographs of Herbert Ponting. Yet for the final, fateful months of their journey, the systematic imaging of this extraordinary scientific endeavor was left to Scott himself, trained by Ponting. In the face of extreme climactic conditions and technical challenges at the dawn of photography, Scott achieved an iconic series of images; breathtaking polar panoramas, geographical and geological formations, and action photographs of the explorers and their animals, remarkable for their technical mastery as well as for their poignancy. Lost, fought over, neglected and finally resurrected, Scott's final photographs are here collected, accurately attributed and catalogued for the first time: a new dimension to the last great expedition of the Heroic Age and a humbling testament to the men whose graves still lie unmarked in the vastness of the Great Alone.
Feb 25, 2021
1217: 1/2: The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott: Unseen Images from the Legendary Antarctic Expedition Hardcover – October 18, 2011. by Dr. David M. Wilson (Author)
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Photo: Antarctic ice cliff. Here: Xavier Mertz, in charge of the Greenland Dogs at the Main Base during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, on the ice cliff near the expedition's main base at Cape Denison.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 1/2: The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott: Unseen Images from the Legendary Antarctic Expedition Hardcover – October 18, 2011. by Dr. David M. Wilson (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=Dr.+David+M.+Wilson&text=Dr.+David+M.+Wilson&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=books) (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Photographs-Captain-Scott-Expedition/dp/0316178500/ref=pd_sbs_1?pd_rd_w=0wOkV&pf_rd_p=3ec6a47e-bf65-49f8-80f7-0d7c7c7ce2ca&pf_rd_r=KBQBDTBP6FVC9Y13CTBJ&pd_rd_r=00b2d314-ae65-41db-b909-3e4fddeecd63&pd_rd_wg=VtvdH&pd_rd_i=0316178500&psc=1 The myth of Scott of the Antarctic, Captain Robert Falcon Scott, icon of fortitude and courage who perished with his fellow explorers on their return from the South Pole on March 29th, 1912, is an enduring one, elevated, dismantled and restored during the turbulence of the succeeding century.  Until now, the legend of the doomed Terra Nova expedition has been constructed out of Scott's own diaries and those of his companions, the sketches of 'Uncle Bill' Wilson and the celebrated photographs of Herbert Ponting. Yet for the final, fateful months of their journey, the systematic imaging of this extraordinary scientific endeavor was left to Scott himself, trained by Ponting. In the face of extreme climactic conditions and technical challenges at the dawn of photography, Scott achieved an iconic series of images; breathtaking polar panoramas, geographical and geological formations, and action photographs of the explorers and their animals, remarkable for their technical mastery as well as for their poignancy. Lost, fought over, neglected and finally resurrected, Scott's final photographs are here collected, accurately attributed and catalogued for the first time: a new dimension to the last great expedition of the Heroic Age and a humbling testament to the men whose graves still lie unmarked in the vastness of the Great Alone.
Feb 25, 2021
1214: #MLB: The grand old man of the Yankees returns for the 14th season. Host..
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication. 1915. #MLB: The grand old man of the Yankees returns for the 14th season. Host..   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow #MLB: The grand old man of the Yankees returns for the 14th season. Host..
Feb 24, 2021
1216: Colombia's coca crop is bigger than ever & What is to be done? Host
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1854 Coca plantation. Peru   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Colombia's coca crop is bigger than ever & What is to be done? Host
Feb 24, 2021
1214: 1/12: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 Kindle Edition.by Bruce Hoffman (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo:  Ancient Jerusalem A.D. 65 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 1/12: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 Kindle Edition.by Bruce Hoffman (https://www.amazon.com/Bruce-Hoffman/e/B00U1T0Z82/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Soldiers-Struggle-Israel-1917-1947-ebook/dp/B00N6PER5A/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= In this groundbreaking work, Bruce Hoffman—America’s leading expert on terrorism—brilliantly re-creates the crucial thirty-year period that led to the birth of Israel. Drawing on previously untapped archival resources in London, Washington, D.C., and Jerusalem, Anonymous Soldiers shows how the efforts of two militant Zionist groups brought about the end of British rule in the Middle East. Hoffman shines new light on the bombing of the King David Hotel, the assassination of Lord Moyne in Cairo, the leadership of Menachem Begin, the life and death of Abraham Stern, and much else. Above all, he shows exactly how the underdog “anonymous soldiers” of Irgun and Lehi defeated the British and set in motion the chain of events that resulted in the creation of the formidable nation-state of Israel. One of the most detailed and sustained accounts of a terrorist and counterterrorist campaign ever written, Hoffman has crafted the definitive account of the struggle for Israel—and an impressive investigation of the efficacy of guerilla tactics. Anonymous Soldiers is essential to anyone wishing to understand the current situation in the Middle East. 
Feb 24, 2021
1214: 2/12: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 Kindle Edition.by Bruce Hoffman (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: Israel, northern views. Ancient sculptures found at Samaria.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 2/12: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 Kindle Edition.by Bruce Hoffman (https://www.amazon.com/Bruce-Hoffman/e/B00U1T0Z82/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Soldiers-Struggle-Israel-1917-1947-ebook/dp/B00N6PER5A/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= In this groundbreaking work, Bruce Hoffman—America’s leading expert on terrorism—brilliantly re-creates the crucial thirty-year period that led to the birth of Israel. Drawing on previously untapped archival resources in London, Washington, D.C., and Jerusalem, Anonymous Soldiers shows how the efforts of two militant Zionist groups brought about the end of British rule in the Middle East. Hoffman shines new light on the bombing of the King David Hotel, the assassination of Lord Moyne in Cairo, the leadership of Menachem Begin, the life and death of Abraham Stern, and much else. Above all, he shows exactly how the underdog “anonymous soldiers” of Irgun and Lehi defeated the British and set in motion the chain of events that resulted in the creation of the formidable nation-state of Israel. One of the most detailed and sustained accounts of a terrorist and counterterrorist campaign ever written, Hoffman has crafted the definitive account of the struggle for Israel—and an impressive investigation of the efficacy of guerilla tactics. Anonymous Soldiers is essential to anyone wishing to understand the current situation in the Middle East. 
Feb 24, 2021
1214: 3/12: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 Kindle Edition.by Bruce Hoffman (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: Ancient scrolls in Istambouleye [i.e., Stambouli] Synagogue, interior. In Old City of Jerusalem   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 3/12: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 Kindle Edition.by Bruce Hoffman (https://www.amazon.com/Bruce-Hoffman/e/B00U1T0Z82/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Soldiers-Struggle-Israel-1917-1947-ebook/dp/B00N6PER5A/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= In this groundbreaking work, Bruce Hoffman—America’s leading expert on terrorism—brilliantly re-creates the crucial thirty-year period that led to the birth of Israel. Drawing on previously untapped archival resources in London, Washington, D.C., and Jerusalem, Anonymous Soldiers shows how the efforts of two militant Zionist groups brought about the end of British rule in the Middle East. Hoffman shines new light on the bombing of the King David Hotel, the assassination of Lord Moyne in Cairo, the leadership of Menachem Begin, the life and death of Abraham Stern, and much else. Above all, he shows exactly how the underdog “anonymous soldiers” of Irgun and Lehi defeated the British and set in motion the chain of events that resulted in the creation of the formidable nation-state of Israel. One of the most detailed and sustained accounts of a terrorist and counterterrorist campaign ever written, Hoffman has crafted the definitive account of the struggle for Israel—and an impressive investigation of the efficacy of guerilla tactics. Anonymous Soldiers is essential to anyone wishing to understand the current situation in the Middle East. 
Feb 24, 2021
1214: 4/12: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 Kindle Edition.by Bruce Hoffman (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo:  Ancient boundary line at Raffah, between Egypt and Palestine http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 4/12: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 Kindle Edition.by Bruce Hoffman (https://www.amazon.com/Bruce-Hoffman/e/B00U1T0Z82/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Soldiers-Struggle-Israel-1917-1947-ebook/dp/B00N6PER5A/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= In this groundbreaking work, Bruce Hoffman—America’s leading expert on terrorism—brilliantly re-creates the crucial thirty-year period that led to the birth of Israel. Drawing on previously untapped archival resources in London, Washington, D.C., and Jerusalem, Anonymous Soldiers shows how the efforts of two militant Zionist groups brought about the end of British rule in the Middle East. Hoffman shines new light on the bombing of the King David Hotel, the assassination of Lord Moyne in Cairo, the leadership of Menachem Begin, the life and death of Abraham Stern, and much else. Above all, he shows exactly how the underdog “anonymous soldiers” of Irgun and Lehi defeated the British and set in motion the chain of events that resulted in the creation of the formidable nation-state of Israel. One of the most detailed and sustained accounts of a terrorist and counterterrorist campaign ever written, Hoffman has crafted the definitive account of the struggle for Israel—and an impressive investigation of the efficacy of guerilla tactics. Anonymous Soldiers is essential to anyone wishing to understand the current situation in the Middle East. 
Feb 24, 2021
1215: 2/2 Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle, by Thor Hanson
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Image:  Two Native Americans, wearing feather headdresses, looking at photographic film; they stand next to a stream with photographic equipment at their feet and tipis in the background     Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle, by Thor Hanson (https://www.amazon.com/Thor-Hanson/e/B001IXPR2O/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)     As seen on PBS's American Spring Live, one of America's great nature-writers explores the magic and science of feathers Feathers are an evolutionary marvel: aerodynamic, insulating, beguiling. They date back more than 100 million years, yet their story has never been fully told. In Feathers, the biologist Thor Hanson details a sweeping natural history, as feathers have been used to fly, protect, attract, and adorn through time and place. Applying the research of paleontologists, ornithologists, biologists, engineers, and even art historians, Hanson asks: What are feathers? How did they evolve? What do they mean to us? Engineers call feathers the most efficient insulating material ever discovered, and they are at the root of biology's most enduring debate. They silence the flight of owls and keep penguins dry below the ice. They have decorated queens, jesters, and priests. And they have inked documents from the Constitution to the novels of Jane Austen. Feathers is a captivating and beautiful exploration of this most enchanting object.  
Feb 24, 2021
1215: 1/2 Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle, by Thor Hanson
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Image: Feather   Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle, by Thor Hanson (https://www.amazon.com/Thor-Hanson/e/B001IXPR2O/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)     As seen on PBS's American Spring Live, one of America's great nature-writers explores the magic and science of feathers Feathers are an evolutionary marvel: aerodynamic, insulating, beguiling. They date back more than 100 million years, yet their story has never been fully told. In Feathers, the biologist Thor Hanson details a sweeping natural history, as feathers have been used to fly, protect, attract, and adorn through time and place. Applying the research of paleontologists, ornithologists, biologists, engineers, and even art historians, Hanson asks: What are feathers? How did they evolve? What do they mean to us? Engineers call feathers the most efficient insulating material ever discovered, and they are at the root of biology's most enduring debate. They silence the flight of owls and keep penguins dry below the ice. They have decorated queens, jesters, and priests. And they have inked documents from the Constitution to the novels of Jane Austen. Feathers is a captivating and beautiful exploration of this most enchanting object.
Feb 24, 2021
1213: What good, union, green jobs to replace good, union, fossil fuel jobs? @vincebielski
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Image:  Windmill, the Netherlands   Vince Bielski, @vincebielski, RealClearInvestigations,  in re: What good union green jobs to replace good union fossil fuel jobs? https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2021/02/18/why_bidens_new_dawn_of_net-zero_is_looking_like_a_dark_day_for_labor_127138.html
Feb 24, 2021
1213: Nationalizing California AB5 that aims to tame the gig economy. Michael D. Farren,
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Image:  Cactus garden in Riverside, California, ca.1920   Michael Farren, @MichaelDFarren. Mercatus; economist and engineer, in re:  Nationalizing California AB5 that aims to tame the gig economy.      
Feb 24, 2021
1212: Does Joe Biden know how Andrew Cuomo has damaged New York City? @LizPeek @FoxNews
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Photo:  Berryman Political Cartoon Collection: Tammany Democrats   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Does Joe Biden know how Andrew Cuomo has damaged New York City?  @LizPeek @FoxNews https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/as-new-york-city-movie-theaters-reopen-they-wonder-if-people-will-return/ar-BB1dX7ee
Feb 24, 2021
1212: Topsy-turvy return of the Inflation Fear. @LizPeek @FoxNews
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Photo: From Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Topsy-turvy return of the Inflation Fear. @LizPeek @FoxNews https://www.msn.com/en-us/finance/markets/stocks-battle-back-as-feds-powell-eases-inflation-economy-concerns/ar-BB1dW6Yt
Feb 24, 2021
1212: #NewWorld: Vaccine corruption in Argentina and Peru. @MariaFdaCabal & @jmhumire
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Photo:  NATIONAL VACCINE & ANTITOXIN INST.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow #NewWorld: Vaccine corruption in Argentina and Peru.  @MariaFdaCabal (https://twitter.com/MariaFdaCabal/) & @jmhumire (https://twitter.com/jmhumire/)   https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/2/20/argentina-health-chief-asked-to-resign-after-vip-vaccine-access
Feb 24, 2021
1212: Germany adds 1,200 words for the pandemic. @josephsternberg, @WSJOpinion
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Image:  Hospital train, Germany   Joseph Sternberg:  @josephsternberg, @WSJOpinion; Political Economics column; WSJ editorial board; in re:  My favorite new virus story: New German words for the pandemic! https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/23/from-coronaangst-to-hamsteritis-the-new-german-words-inspired-by-covid   Covidiot, a term used (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/15/from-covidiot-to-doomscrolling-how-coronavirus-is-changing-our-language) in the UK, also appears in the German list. More specific isMaskentrottel (mask idiot), for someone who wears their face covering under their nose. But the words also tell a story of connection and community. For example, Einkaufshelfercan be used to describe someone who helps others with their shopping. Möhrs says CoronaFußgruß(corona foot greeting) is her personal favourite because it rhymes and because it shows a human desire  
Feb 24, 2021
1212: Promises Boris Johnson: London reopens March, April, May and June. @josephsternberg, @WSJOpinion
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Image: from page 213 of London and its Environs. A picturesque survey of the metropolis and the suburbs . . .  Translated by Henry Frith. With . . . illustrations   Joseph Sternberg:  @josephsternberg, @WSJOpinion; Political Economics column; WSJ editorial board; in re:  BoJo promises London reopens March, April, May and June   —UK Open? Closed? https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pubs-sport-and-shopping-back-by-may-as-boris-johnson-eases-lockdown-qrfjw9p0s   The health secretary, Matt Hancock, has warned that the government will not speed up plans to reopen society after a leading scientist suggested it might be possible to go faster. Professor Neil Ferguson told Times Radio that if vaccine effectiveness was “even greater than current estimates suggest” there was the “potential of accelerating the rate of relaxation”   — UK Open? Closed?  Boris Johnson Roadmap: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/02/22/covid-lockdown-roadmap-key-dates-revealed-easing-restrictions/ The first step is split into two sections. The focus is on getting schools open (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/02/23/schools-reopening-march-8-uk-lockdown-covid-when-kids-back/) again and reuniting families who have spent so long kept apart.   All schools in England will open, both primary and secondary. It is possible some schools may initially stagger class returns because of the demand for mass testing (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/02/17/exclusive-parents-test-children-covid-twice-week/) .    
Feb 24, 2021
1212: #NewWorld: Colombia crop-spraying the coca crop again & What is to be done? @MariaFdaCabal & @jmhumire
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Photo: Cocaine bricks http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow #NewWorld: Colombia crop-spraying the coca crop again & What is to be done? @MariaFdaCabal (https://twitter.com/MariaFdaCabal/) & @jmhumire (https://twitter.com/jmhumire/) https://www.ft.com/content/03b032e9-a745-4ea5-a718-13d86fe6fec0
Feb 24, 2021
1211: The Chinese Communist Party is the threat. Gregory R Copley: Defense and Foreign Affairs
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Image:  Establish a new standard of merit for the people : just as the heroic 4th platoon and commrade Li Wen'chung worked to defeat selfishness and promote the common good, we should convert Chairman Mao's most recent directive into action     Gregory R Copley: Defense and Foreign Affairs; Gregory R Copley, The New  Total War of the Twenty-first Century and the Trigger of the Fear Pandemic, in re:  The Chinese Communist Party is the threat  
Feb 24, 2021
1211: Washington's endless, pointless Russia-bashing. Gregory R Copley: Defense and Foreign Affairs
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Washington's endless, pointless Russia-bashing.  Gregory R Copley: Defense and Foreign Affairs   Image:  The Archangel Monastery-Farchangelsky Monastery, Archangel. The monastery is located in an eight-sided stockade with a little block house at each corner. The church is very ancient, and quite the grandest building architecturally in Archangel, with white wall, green tiled roofs, and five big domes covered with sold gold leaf. It is easily the most picturesque of all the domed buildings in North Russia and the big mushroom-shaped domes have a striking appearance as compared with the more slender domes than some of the other churches. The roofs of the block houses and the stockade walls are bright red. This is the church which is most largely used for important funerals which are always superb performances with bands, a hearse built up on the columns with canopied roof, horses covered with white lace, and preceded by a procession of priests in gorgeous robes of gold and silver before whom is spread a continuous carpet of evergreen boughs. There is always a band that plays splendidly dignified and solemn funeral marches     Gregory R Copley: Defense and Foreign Affairs; Gregory R Copley, The New  Total War of the Twenty-first Century and the Trigger of the Fear Pandemic, in re: Washington's endless, pointless Russia-bashing.  ..  .. ..  ..  .. ..  ..  .. ..  ..  .. ..  
Feb 24, 2021
1211: Will the Biden Administration follow the Pompeo lead on China? @BerkowitzPeter
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Image:  Chinese artillery at Bai ling miao 1936 Peter Berkowitz, @BerkowitzPeter, Hoover, in re: Will the Biden Administration follow the Pompeo lead on China?  https://hoover.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=de744b88c98cf7f8a268b1808&id=6c5788773d&e=e5a88736d1 The Biden Administration and the China Challenge (https://www.newsweek.com/biden-administration-china-challenge-opinion-1569935)
Feb 24, 2021
1211: The Middle East needs Shark Tank. @VictoriaCoates
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Image: 1915 Shark caught on Pacific Coast   Victoria Coates, @VictoriaCoates,Center for Security Policy;  in re: The Middle East needs Shark Tank   https://themedialine.org/top-stories/pinballing-leadership-for-americas-middle-east-broadcaster/
Feb 24, 2021
1210: Texas electricity was 42% renewable before the cold snap & What is to be done? Host
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication. Dreyfuss & Son Store, Main & Ervay Streets, Dallas, Dallas County, TX   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Texas electricity was 42% renewable before the cold snap & What is to be done? Host https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2021/02/21/blackouts-reveal-endemic-problems-in-the-texas-power-market/
Feb 23, 2021
1210: SCOTUS ducks Pennsylvania voting irregularities and lets the Manhattan DA pursue allegations against Trump. @AndrewCMcCarthy, @ThadMcCotter, @theamgreatness
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Image: Statue of Contemplation of Law at U.S. Supreme Court, front view    https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/02/supreme-court-clears-way-for-new-york-das-investigation-of-trump/  
Feb 23, 2021
1209: How much DOJ trouble for NY Governor Andrew Cuomo? @AndrewCMcCarthy, @ThadMcCotter, @theamgreatness
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Image:  Capitol building, Albany, N.Y.   Andrew C McCarthy, @AndrewCMcCarthy, Ball of Collusion; and Thaddeus McCotter, @ThadMcCotter, @theamgreatness, American Greatness, in re: Governor Cuomo’s nontransparency anent the pandemic. Why is it not the Southern District of New York investigating, as it's the most competent and practiced. Problem is that Melissa de Rosa, Cuomo’s top assistant whose remarks started this ball rolling, is daughter-in law to Audrey Strauss, attorney of the SDNY [“a superb attorney”]. Strauss appointed not by Trump.  Melissa’s husband, Mr Wing, was working closely with Gov Cuomo. Cuomo’s biggest problem now is that he’s lost the left; faces the politics of New York State, as it was Letitia James released the damning report. She may run for the governorship, as AOC may challenge Schumer. Long knives out for Cuomo. https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/02/the-cuomo-investigation-confusion/
Feb 23, 2021
1209: #IndianaHoenlein: Indiana Hoenlein and the passing of the man who led 120,000 Iraqi Jews to safety. Malcolm Hoenlein, @conf_of_pres; @ThadMcCotter, @theamgreatness
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Image:  The Great Synagogue of Baghdad (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Synagogue_of_Baghdad) circa early 20th century     Malcolm Hoenlein, @conf_of_pres, Conference of Presidents, in re: Shlomo Hillel, who’s just passed away at age 97. At 23 he was recruited to go into Iraq to work with Jewish community; in 1941, the pogrom.  He went there to teach Hebrew, smuggled some out to Haifa in trucks. He found Americans with cargo planes and cleverly managed to smuggle out more. Later, he disguised himself as a Frenchman; got Jews out of Iran, into Iraq, to Paris, to Marseille.   Hillel, as a Briton, “Mr Armstrong,” managed to save thousands more.  Also, Irving Roth, Holocaust survivor, often on the March of the Living in Poland, died at 91; he spoke to thousands and was most esteemed.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shlomo_Hillel
Feb 23, 2021
1209: No major rival for Abbas in the Palestinian election; & What is to be done? Malcolm Hoenlein, @conf_of_pres; @ThadMcCotter, @theamgreatness
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Image: Mahmoud Abbas (far right) in Moscow at the opening of the Moscow Cathedral Mosque.  Photo: www.kremlin.ru (http://www.kremlin.ru/) .  Abbas, Vladimir Putin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Putin) , and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recep_Tayyip_Erdo%C4%9Fan) opened Moscow's Cathedral Mosque (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_Cathedral_Mosque) , 23 September 2015.   Malcolm Hoenlein, @conf_of_pres, Conference of Presidents, in re:   the announced Palestinian elections. Will they be held?  Often an election is announced there and never comes.  Mahmoud Abbas at age 84 is still manipulating it; he’s thought not to allow any election. An alternative slate is forming called on Marwan Barghouti (who’s still in jail)) to stand on a united slate. Palestinians are tired of and upset at the enormous Palestinian kleptocracy. SO far, no one has emerged to run against Abbas, which controls all the mechanisms.   Money missing: 2020 budget no longer has Ministry of Prison Affairs, which has been giving major aid to murderers; looks as though $157 million has gone to terrorists, who also get free medical coverage and education. Officials tried to  hide it in the PLO budget.   Iran: Speaker of the Majlis said any discussions with the IAEA goes beyond what’s permissible. No snapback. “Parliamentary law must be implemented this week” – to 60% enrichment; 90% is weapons-grade. Zarif said if Israel attacks it’ll be suicide for Israel. Uranium metal . . .  particles found.  Iran and Russia having talks; supposedly, Iran is sending certain excess nuclear material to Russia for reprocessing.   IAEA demands to know where a lot of nuclear material is coming from.  No answer. All the components of a nuclear program are  emerging.   Building a war-crimes case against Assad. A photographer who was ordered to keep photos of the dead (reminiscent of the Nazis’s careful record-keeping); he smuggled out thousands of pictures of people who’d been tortured to death, including children; bombing hospitals, gassing of innocents.   Arrow 4 defense system. New technology, a game-changer.  https://jcpa.org/pitfalls-on-the-way-to-palestinian-elections-in-the-territories/  
Feb 23, 2021
1208: Major League Baseball's highest paid players per annum led by Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole and including Roger Clemens in retirement. Host
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1926. Major League Baseball's highest paid players per annum led by Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole and including Roger Clemens in retirement. Host   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Major League Baseball's highest paid players per annum led by Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole and including Roger Clemens in retirement. Host https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/02/the-largest-mlb-contracts-by-aav.html
Feb 23, 2021
1207: What Rush Limbaugh means to the GOP. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @NRO @DCExaminer
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1910.  The Cape Girardeau paddle steamer and a Benoist flying boat on the Mississippi river (cropped)   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow What Rush Limbaugh means to the GOP. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @NRO @DCExaminer https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/remembering-rush-a-conservative-messenger-who-changed-the-dialogue/
Feb 23, 2021
1207: Cuomo survives unhappy revelations..@DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @NRO @DCExaminer
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Photo: Group of elderly people on porch.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Cuomo survives unhappy revelations..@DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @NRO @DCExaminer https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/elise-stefanik-eyes-bid-oust-andrew-cuomo  
Feb 23, 2021
1205: Questioning Governor Andrew Cuomo's forceful rulings during the pandemic, starting with the nursing homes. Joel Zinberg, @CityJournal
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Photo:  Down with the power of the despot, wherever his stronghold may be. ~ Lincoln and Liberty (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAopyfP9dzo) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Questioning Governor Andrew Cuomo's forceful rulings during the pandemic, starting with the nursing homes. Joel Zinberg, @CityJournal : https://www.city-journal.org/cuomo-under-fire-for-hiding-nursing-home-deaths
Feb 23, 2021
1206: Biden prepares Wall Street for trading with the enemy. Roger W Robinson, @pssi_prague; @GordonGChang
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Image:  Jacques Callot, “Greed,” probably after 1621   Roger W Robinson, @pssi_prague, chairman of Prague Securities Studies Institute;and Gordon Chang, in re:  Last week Treasury forbad naming companies similar to that of any Chinese Communist firm; for a while, till 27 May. Administration said “most companies whose names are closely similar to but don't exactly match . . .”  Why?   Several opposing analyses of reasons for this. However, clear that Biden is not eager to proceed expeditiously with ban on US investment in known Chinese military companies.  DoD has created the list. Wall Street is screaming, even though it’s obviously of great danger to the United States. It’s the subsidiaries that are taking billions of dollars from the pension investments of scores millions of Americans to fund missiles aimed at their own homes. To fund concentration camps for Uyghurs. Also slave labor. It’s one big regime.  Xi Jinping has re-centralized all major firms, all have party cells, all are subject to the law requiring every Chinese citizen to collaborate with PLA intell.  A monolithic operation, an authoritarian police state. For over twenty years, the infusion of American dollars have flown in with no screening at all. China  tried to exclude [protect] Chinese firms in index funds and ETFs—yet that’s where most of the abuse is occurring.   EO 13959 . . . https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-sanctions-idUSKBN29W1JK     ..  ..  .. ..  ..  .. ..  ..  ..  
Feb 23, 2021
1206: Europe seeks a side deal with China's Huawei and ZTE. @BrendanCarrFCC, @GordonGChang,
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Image:  Instructions for making astronomical instruments (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_astronomy) from the time of the Qing Dynasty (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qing_Dynasty) .   Brendan Carr, @BrendanCarrFCC, FCC Commissioner; and Gordon Chang, @GordonGChang, Daily Beast; in re:  “There’s currently a game between US and China” – Europeans think they can stand aside, but Europe cannot; they don't have any semiconductor manufacturing and are ”a minnow” in the chip world. This is not a game, it's a very serious endeavor. Telecoms owned by China constitute a serious threat; we've looked at carriers wanting to connect to our network and forbad that. Montana has missile silos with cell towers—they were running ZTE, a cause for real concern. If you bring any electronics into the US, the FCC has to inspect and review it.  China is looking for any sign that the Biden administration is backsliding on the appropriate tough stance the US has taken to protect itself; China will wait, and slide in.  However, in the last six months a significant sea change in how Europe views Mainland China. Covid helped awaken them. If you have Huawei anywhere in the midst of the network, it's very difficult to contain or control the network. A fairly good bipartisan consensus in DC.  Worried that Biden might move back toward an appeasement strategy. https://www.politico.eu/article/europe-seeks-to-decouple-from-us-china-chip-war/ https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/microchip-computers-spy-supermicro/2021/02/15/id/1010040/    
Feb 23, 2021
1206: The Taliban waits to celebrate Biden's exit. @thomasjoscelyn, @billroggio, @FDD
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Image:  A postcard showing the city of Erbil in 1900   Tom Joscelyn, @thomasjoscelyn, Long War Journal and @FDD; and Bill Roggio, @billroggio, Long War Journal and @FDD;  podcast: Generation Jihad,  @LongWarJournal; in re: NATO has urged Taliban and Kabul govt to hasten their negotiations. First: these are notpeace talks.  Taliban are trying to run out the clock. Goal is to have he US withdraw by 1 May, so it has weeks to solve this.    Taliban have been very clear in public statements as well as kinetic attacks against the US. What's the purpose of he US maintaining a small force in Afghanistan when [it can't protect Afghans]?  As soon as the US leaves, Taliban will take over huge swaths of the country. There’s no peace process; Taliban have been hollowing out civil society and are preparing for a takeover.   Rocket attack on Erbil.  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/taliban-call-on-biden-to-honor-trump-deal-to-remove-u-s-troops/ar-BB1cRmVs
Feb 23, 2021
1206: Biden at play in the Yemen chaos. @thomasjoscelyn, @billroggio, @FDD
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Image:  Abraham hosts angels, folio 2v   Tom Joscelyn, @thomasjoscelyn, Long War Journal and @FDD; and Bill Roggio, @billroggio, Long War Journal and @FDD;  podcast: Generation Jihad,  @LongWarJournal; in re: FDD Senior Research Analyst  Varsha Koduvayur, good news (Abraham Accords) and bad news (Biden administration’s policies anent the Middle East, in general). Biden has recommended that the Houthis not be considered as a terrorist organization—a profound change, as the Houthis are Iranian proxies. Washington sees almost everything as binary: one side and the opposite. In Yemen, it's a multi-sided conflict.  Varsha sees Saudi Arabia as divided between a old guard and a new guard. Problem is that the new guard has acted in a most authoritarian manner for a few years. This administration is likely to distance itself from Saudis as it endeavors to grow closer to Iran. Saudi [exported] funding is not likely to dry up immediately. https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/02/ep-44-the-abraham-accords.php  
Feb 23, 2021
1205: Remembering one year since the first two Italian cases of Covid-19 & What is to be done? Lorenzo Fiori, ansaldo Foundation
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Photo: Sick man drinking tea http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Remembering one year since the first two Italian cases of Covid-19 & What is to be done? Lorenzo Fiori, ansaldo Foundation https://www.9news.com.au/world/coronavirus-italy-one-year-since-covid19-outbreak-lombardy-worst-hit-in-europe/cd2773c9-f173-4fe8-a39e-6a66a323bff6 
Feb 23, 2021
1205: Texas energy mix requires natural gas, nuclear and coal to augment and back-up renewables. Bud Weinstein. @DallasNews
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Photo: Iowa coal mine, 1936.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Texas energy mix requires natural gas, nuclear and coal to augment and back-up renewables. Bud Weinstein. @DallasNews https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2021/02/21/blackouts-reveal-endemic-problems-in-the-texas-power-market/
Feb 23, 2021
1205: Andrew Cuomo routinely makes blunt telephone calls, because it works for him. @HarrySiegel @NYDailyNews
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Photo: 1917 wall telephone, open to show magneto and local battery   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Andrew Cuomo routinely makes blunt telephone calls, because it works for him. @HarrySiegel @NYDailyNews https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-the-crisis-cuomo-created-20210220-pbqzpqvvdjghzc6vwxdov7yb7i-story.html
Feb 23, 2021
1205: Texas cold snap: frozen citrus and avocados; & What is to be done? @HenryIMiller henrymillermd.org
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Photo: Damage to an orange grove in Bartow, Florida (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartow,_Florida) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Texas cold snap frozen citrus and avocados & What is to be done? @HenryIMiller henrymillermd.org http://www.henrymillermd.org/25126/feds-freeze-out-frost-fix-for-southern-states
Feb 23, 2021
1205: Cuomo's Emmy award; & What is to be done? @JedBabbin @AmSpectator
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Photo: Awards: Alfonso XIII of Spain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfonso_XIII) (left) with his cousin, the future King George V (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_V) (right) during his State Visit to the United Kingdom in 1905. Alfonso is wearing the uniform of a general of the British Army (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Army) , the Royal Victorian Chain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Victorian_Chain) , the sash and star of the Garter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Garter) , the cross of the Order of Charles III (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Charles_III) , the neck badge of the Golden Fleece (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Golden_Fleece) , and the badge of the four Spanish military orders (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_military_orders) . George, then Prince of Wales, is wearing the neck badge of the Golden Fleece, the sash and grand cross grade of the Order of Charles III, the Royal Victorian Chain, and the stars of the Garter and the Order of St Michael and St George (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_St_Michael_and_St_George) . http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Cuomo's Emmy Award & What is to be done? @JedBabbin @AmSpectator https://spectator.org/cuomos-coverup/?utm_source=LibertyNation
Feb 23, 2021
1204: 4/4 Against the Tide: Rickover's Leadership Principles and the Rise of the Nuclear Navy, by Dave Oliver
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Image:  USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-709)   Against the Tide: Rickover's Leadership Principles and the Rise of the Nuclear Navy,by Dave Oliver (https://www.amazon.com/Dave-Oliver/e/B00PWO8826/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   Admiral Hyman Rickover personally revolutionized naval warfare and altered the outcome of the Cold War. Concurrently, he drove innovation into American industry—which in the decades since has proven to be a wellspring of power for American technology. As a touchstone of his success, during Rickover’s stewardship the Russians had literally dozens of reactor accidents, but Rickover’s single-minded focus on safety protected Americans as well as our lands from nuclear contamination. Rickover did all of this initially by the force of his own personality and, eventually, by insisting on radical culture change. The author had the good fortune personally to know and be involved with Admiral Rickover as well as with many of the most interesting players and protagonists during much of this thirty-year process of wrenching cultural upheaval. The author leaves detailed biographical details of Rickover to others, instead focussing on previously unknown historical events in which he personally participated or had unique knowledge that highlights the management and leadership principles behind Rickover’s achievements.  Oliver places important events (President Eisenhower’s choosing nuclear submarines to counter Sputnik, development of the Polaris Fleet, the relationship of Admirals Zumwalt and Rickover, the loss of USS Scorpion, the superiority of the American submarines over the Soviet fleet, etc.) in an historical perspective. Because of his life’s work, the author is uniquely qualified to apply many of Rickover’s principles to other situations. For example, Oliver well understands the particular navy culture Rickover had to destroy for the author began his own career on a diesel boat. Similarly, since the author spent a decade in US industry as either a chief executive officer or chief operating officer, he understands how to identify situations where Rickover’s principles can be applied to industrial circumstances. This is done at the end of each chapter in the book, providing a starting point for any who wish to use this source for case studies.  https://www.amazon.com/Against-Tide-Rickovers-Leadership-Principles-ebook/dp/B00NE6QZ88/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= ..    
Feb 23, 2021
1204: 3/4 Against the Tide: Rickover's Leadership Principles and the Rise of the Nuclear Navy, by Dave Oliver
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Image: USS ScorpionSSN589   Against the Tide: Rickover's Leadership Principles and the Rise of the Nuclear Navy,by Dave Oliver (https://www.amazon.com/Dave-Oliver/e/B00PWO8826/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   Admiral Hyman Rickover personally revolutionized naval warfare and altered the outcome of the Cold War. Concurrently, he drove innovation into American industry—which in the decades since has proven to be a wellspring of power for American technology. As a touchstone of his success, during Rickover’s stewardship the Russians had literally dozens of reactor accidents, but Rickover’s single-minded focus on safety protected Americans as well as our lands from nuclear contamination. Rickover did all of this initially by the force of his own personality and, eventually, by insisting on radical culture change. The author had the good fortune personally to know and be involved with Admiral Rickover as well as with many of the most interesting players and protagonists during much of this thirty-year process of wrenching cultural upheaval. The author leaves detailed biographical details of Rickover to others, instead focussing on previously unknown historical events in which he personally participated or had unique knowledge that highlights the management and leadership principles behind Rickover’s achievements.  Oliver places important events (President Eisenhower’s choosing nuclear submarines to counter Sputnik, development of the Polaris Fleet, the relationship of Admirals Zumwalt and Rickover, the loss of USS Scorpion, the superiority of the American submarines over the Soviet fleet, etc.) in an historical perspective. Because of his life’s work, the author is uniquely qualified to apply many of Rickover’s principles to other situations. For example, Oliver well understands the particular navy culture Rickover had to destroy for the author began his own career on a diesel boat. Similarly, since the author spent a decade in US industry as either a chief executive officer or chief operating officer, he understands how to identify situations where Rickover’s principles can be applied to industrial circumstances. This is done at the end of each chapter in the book, providing a starting point for any who wish to use this source for case studies.  https://www.amazon.com/Against-Tide-Rickovers-Leadership-Principles-ebook/dp/B00NE6QZ88/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= ..    
Feb 23, 2021
1204: 2/4 Against the Tide: Rickover's Leadership Principles and the Rise of the Nuclear Navy, by Dave Oliver
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Image:  Crewmen participate in a firefighting exercise during refresher training aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise(CVN 65)   Against the Tide: Rickover's Leadership Principles and the Rise of the Nuclear Navy,by Dave Oliver (https://www.amazon.com/Dave-Oliver/e/B00PWO8826/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   Admiral Hyman Rickover personally revolutionized naval warfare and altered the outcome of the Cold War. Concurrently, he drove innovation into American industry—which in the decades since has proven to be a wellspring of power for American technology. As a touchstone of his success, during Rickover’s stewardship the Russians had literally dozens of reactor accidents, but Rickover’s single-minded focus on safety protected Americans as well as our lands from nuclear contamination. Rickover did all of this initially by the force of his own personality and, eventually, by insisting on radical culture change. The author had the good fortune personally to know and be involved with Admiral Rickover as well as with many of the most interesting players and protagonists during much of this thirty-year process of wrenching cultural upheaval. The author leaves detailed biographical details of Rickover to others, instead focussing on previously unknown historical events in which he personally participated or had unique knowledge that highlights the management and leadership principles behind Rickover’s achievements.  Oliver places important events (President Eisenhower’s choosing nuclear submarines to counter Sputnik, development of the Polaris Fleet, the relationship of Admirals Zumwalt and Rickover, the loss of USS Scorpion, the superiority of the American submarines over the Soviet fleet, etc.) in an historical perspective. Because of his life’s work, the author is uniquely qualified to apply many of Rickover’s principles to other situations. For example, Oliver well understands the particular navy culture Rickover had to destroy for the author began his own career on a diesel boat. Similarly, since the author spent a decade in US industry as either a chief executive officer or chief operating officer, he understands how to identify situations where Rickover’s principles can be applied to industrial circumstances. This is done at the end of each chapter in the book, providing a starting point for any who wish to use this source for case studies.  https://www.amazon.com/Against-Tide-Rickovers-Leadership-Principles-ebook/dp/B00NE6QZ88/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= ..    
Feb 23, 2021
1204: 1/4 Against the Tide: Rickover's Leadership Principles and the Rise of the Nuclear Navy, by Dave Oliver
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Image:  Admiral Rickover aboard USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered vessel. "I did not recruit extraordinary people. I recruited people who had extraordinary potential—and then I trained them."   Against the Tide: Rickover's Leadership Principles and the Rise of the Nuclear Navy,by Dave Oliver (https://www.amazon.com/Dave-Oliver/e/B00PWO8826/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   Admiral Hyman Rickover personally revolutionized naval warfare and altered the outcome of the Cold War. Concurrently, he drove innovation into American industry—which in the decades since has proven to be a wellspring of power for American technology. As a touchstone of his success, during Rickover’s stewardship the Russians had literally dozens of reactor accidents, but Rickover’s single-minded focus on safety protected Americans as well as our lands from nuclear contamination. Rickover did all of this initially by the force of his own personality and, eventually, by insisting on radical culture change. The author had the good fortune personally to know and be involved with Admiral Rickover as well as with many of the most interesting players and protagonists during much of this thirty-year process of wrenching cultural upheaval. The author leaves detailed biographical details of Rickover to others, instead focussing on previously unknown historical events in which he personally participated or had unique knowledge that highlights the management and leadership principles behind Rickover’s achievements.  Oliver places important events (President Eisenhower’s choosing nuclear submarines to counter Sputnik, development of the Polaris Fleet, the relationship of Admirals Zumwalt and Rickover, the loss of USS Scorpion, the superiority of the American submarines over the Soviet fleet, etc.) in an historical perspective. Because of his life’s work, the author is uniquely qualified to apply many of Rickover’s principles to other situations. For example, Oliver well understands the particular navy culture Rickover had to destroy for the author began his own career on a diesel boat. Similarly, since the author spent a decade in US industry as either a chief executive officer or chief operating officer, he understands how to identify situations where Rickover’s principles can be applied to industrial circumstances. This is done at the end of each chapter in the book, providing a starting point for any who wish to use this source for case studies.  https://www.amazon.com/Against-Tide-Rickovers-Leadership-Principles-ebook/dp/B00NE6QZ88/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= ..  
Feb 23, 2021
1198: 4/4: July 2015 conversation with the late Art Bell (1945-2018) about story-telling on air, Art Bell of Midnight in the Desert, Coast to Coast. Host
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1910.  [Scenes of open gambling in Reno, Nevada casinos: roulette wheel at left; bar at right]   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 4/4: July 2015 conversation with the late Art Bell (1945-2018) about story-telling on air, Art Bell of Midnight in the Desert, Coast to Coast. Host https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Bell
Feb 22, 2021
1198: 1/4: July 2015 conversation with the late Art Bell (1945-2018) about story-telling on air, Art Bell of Midnight in the Desert, Coast to Coast. Host
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1905. A long stagecoach traveling down an unpaved dirt road towards the mines, Goldfield, Nevada, ca.1905 Photograph of a train of a long stagecoach, consisting of 20 mules hauling four wagons loaded with freight, traveling down an unpaved dirt road towards the mines, Goldfield, Nevada, ca.1905. A buggy on the same road can be seen heading in the opposite direction. Shrubs and bushes cover the rocky, dry area surrounding the dirt road. The road originated from a town (or city) visible in the distance. Mountains are also visible in the distance.; "In 1902 gold was discovered in the hills near Tonopah, Nevada. Soon a few tents dotted the barren hills among the Joshua trees, and the boomtown of Goldfield was born. In 1903 only 36 people lived in the new town. By 1908 Goldfield was Nevada's largest city, with over 25,000 inhabitants. Along with the influx of miners and businessmen, came the labor unions. The Western Federation of Miners, the Industrial Workers of the World and the American Federation of Labor all vied for power in the region. During the early years, the unions were able to control wages and working hours. But in November, 1906, the Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company was incorporated by owners George Wingfield and United States Senator George Nixon, signaling the beginning of monopoly control in Goldfield, and the start of an adversarial relationship between mine owners and the unions." -- unknown author. Call number: CHS-5410 Filename: CHS-5410 Coverage date: circa 1905 Part of collection: California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 1/4: July 2015 conversation with the late Art Bell (1945-2018) about story-telling on air, Art Bell of Midnight in the Desert, Coast to Coast. Host https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Bell
Feb 22, 2021
1198: 2/4: July 2015 conversation with the late Art Bell (1945-2018) about story-telling on air, Art Bell of Midnight in the Desert, Coast to Coast. Host
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1939. Brakeman on the Challenger. Nevada   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 2/4: July 2015 conversation with the late Art Bell (1945-2018) about story-telling on air, Art Bell of Midnight in the Desert, Coast to Coast. Host https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Bell
Feb 22, 2021
1198: 3/4: July 2015 conversation with the late Art Bell (1945-2018) about story-telling on air, Art Bell of Midnight in the Desert, Coast to Coast. Host
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1904 Panoramic view of the Tonopah Mining Park (now a historic site) and Mount Butler in the distance, Tonopah, Nevada, ca.1904 Photograph of a panoramic view of the Tonopah Mining Park (now a historic site) and Mount Butler in the distance, Tonopah, Nevada, ca.1904. Near the base of Mount Butler and scattered across a large amount of land are mining facilities, buildings, cabins, cottages, tents, and houses that make up the mining park. "[Tonopah was] discovered by James L Butler in 1902, local Indian word meaning 'water brush' or 'brush water springs'." -- unknown author.; "Not many mining towns can boast gold and silver production of $250,000,000 but Tonopah can. As was the case with many mining towns, the discovery of gold at Tonopah was quite by accident. It is said a prospector by the name of James Butler was tracking down his mules that were missing. After tracking them down, he picked up a rock to throw at them but did not for he noticed the rock was flecked with something that looked like gold. Indeed, it was. Credit is given to Mrs. Butler who staked out the claim and got things going. She named the mine Mizpah that turned out to be one of the richest producers in the area. Tonopah's peak period was around 1905 when it became the county seat. Like so many before it, the good times were not to last. Production began to decline noticeably about 1913 and the glory days were a thing of the past. However, Tonopah today is far from being a ghost town. Hotels, clubs, stores and restaurants are there for the comfort of the town's visitors. Tonopah is at the point where highway 95 intersects highway 6." -- Henry Chenoweth.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 3/4: July 2015 conversation with the late Art Bell (1945-2018) about story-telling on air, Art Bell of Midnight in the Desert, Coast to Coast. Host https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Bell
Feb 22, 2021
1200: #ClassicLeeMason: Yazidis in Duhoq, Kurdistan, Iraq. December 23, 2014; report by Lee Mason. Executive Producer, John Batchelor Show.
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1932.  Iraq, Ziggurat, Ur   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow #ClassicLeeMason: Yazidis in Duhoq, Kurdistan, Iraq. December 23, 2014; report by Lee Mason. Executive Producer, John Batchelor Show. John Batchelor Show reporter visits northeasternmost Kurdistan, where hundreds of thousands of Yazidis who fled ISIS are living: entire families in small tents if they're lucky, or rough under plastic sheeting, or in abandoned, half-built concrete commercial structures with no heat in the depth of winter. The UNHCR has provided pretty little white tents on bulldozed paths in hundred- and two hundred-acre camps where facilities may be a quarter-mile away with no light at night; cooking is difficult or impossible; bathing is highly problematic; food supply is rice and cooking oil — sometimes. Occasional low tables set along the unpaved paths with baskets of cheap, sugary candies to keep the children from crying for hunger. Limited or no medical care. Most terrifying is the winter lining of the tents: seems to be one of the most flammable fabrics known to Man; if any spark hits it, it ignites and everyone has forty-five seconds to leave the tent or be burned to a crisp. Despite these fearful conditions, the Yazidi religion (ancient, syncretic; non-Christian and emphatically non-Muslim) obliges all members to be immaculately clean in their person and surroundings. The interiors of the tents and nearby land are pristine.  Mention of interviews with the small number of girls who'd been abducted and brutalized for months by ISIS, and repeatedly sold to Saudi emirs and Sunni men from around the world, then amazingly had managed to escape. This almost-unbearable catastrophe in their young lives has also traumatized their parents, siblings, husband (if they were married), and the entire Yazidi culture. It may be generations before the horror lifts.
Feb 22, 2021
1203: 4/4 North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-un Era: A New International Security Dilemma (Palgrave Pivot), by Bruce E. Bechtol Jr.
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Image: This night image of the Korean Peninsula shows that North Korea is almost completely dark compared to neighboring South Korea and China. PHOTOGRAPH BY EARTH SCIENCE & REMOTE SENSING UNITY, NASA JOHNSON SPACE CENTER     North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-un Era: A New International Security Dilemma(Palgrave Pivot), by Bruce E. Bechtol Jr. (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=Bruce+E.+Bechtol+Jr.&text=Bruce+E.+Bechtol+Jr.&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=digital-text)   North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-un Era is one of the first books to analyze contemporary North Korea and the challenges that it presents to the international community, specifically by looking through the prism of the first two years of the Kim Jong-un regime. Analysing and assessing important capabilities, developments, policy moves, and internal stability challenges, it also illuminates the differences between North Korea under the rule of Kim Jong-il and now the 'third Kim' in this dynastic, isolated nation. In its exploration of international security issues, which are extremely important for foreign policy, Bechtol's analysis offers valuable assessments that will appeal to all those with an interest in the region.  https://www.amazon.com/North-Korea-Regional-Security-Jong-ebook-dp-B00HYEEGEG/dp/B00HYEEGEG/ref=mt_other?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1613954057  
Feb 22, 2021
1203: 3/4 North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-un Era: A New International Security Dilemma (Palgrave Pivot), by Bruce E. Bechtol Jr.
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Image:  The North Korean cargo vessel, So San,being stopped and boarded during maritime interception operations (MIO), conducted by two Spanish Navy ships, the Santa Maria-class Frigate Navarra(F-85) accompanied by the replenishment ship Patino (A-14)     North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-un Era: A New International Security Dilemma(Palgrave Pivot), by Bruce E. Bechtol Jr. (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=Bruce+E.+Bechtol+Jr.&text=Bruce+E.+Bechtol+Jr.&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=digital-text)   North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-un Era is one of the first books to analyze contemporary North Korea and the challenges that it presents to the international community, specifically by looking through the prism of the first two years of the Kim Jong-un regime. Analysing and assessing important capabilities, developments, policy moves, and internal stability challenges, it also illuminates the differences between North Korea under the rule of Kim Jong-il and now the 'third Kim' in this dynastic, isolated nation. In its exploration of international security issues, which are extremely important for foreign policy, Bechtol's analysis offers valuable assessments that will appeal to all those with an interest in the region.   https://www.amazon.com/North-Korea-Regional-Security-Jong-ebook-dp-B00HYEEGEG/dp/B00HYEEGEG/ref=mt_other?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1613954057
Feb 22, 2021
1203: 2/4 North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-un Era: A New International Security Dilemma (Palgrave Pivot), by Bruce E. Bechtol Jr.
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Image:  Welcome celebration for the Red Army (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Army) in Pyongyang (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyongyang) on 14 October 1945   North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-un Era: A New International Security Dilemma(Palgrave Pivot), by Bruce E. Bechtol Jr. (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=Bruce+E.+Bechtol+Jr.&text=Bruce+E.+Bechtol+Jr.&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=digital-text)   North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-un Era is one of the first books to analyze contemporary North Korea and the challenges that it presents to the international community, specifically by looking through the prism of the first two years of the Kim Jong-un regime. Analysing and assessing important capabilities, developments, policy moves, and internal stability challenges, it also illuminates the differences between North Korea under the rule of Kim Jong-il and now the 'third Kim' in this dynastic, isolated nation. In its exploration of international security issues, which are extremely important for foreign policy, Bechtol's analysis offers valuable assessments that will appeal to all those with an interest in the region.  https://www.amazon.com/North-Korea-Regional-Security-Jong-ebook-dp-B00HYEEGEG/dp/B00HYEEGEG/ref=mt_other?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1613954057   ..  ..  ..
Feb 22, 2021
1203: 1/4 North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-un Era: A New International Security Dilemma (Palgrave Pivot), by Bruce E. Bechtol Jr.
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Image: The Rooftops of Pyongyang.These images are from the estate of the Utrecht deacon Jan Adriani. He made them on a missionary trip he undertook together with his wife, the artist Elizabeth Adriani-Hovy, in 1907.   North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-un Era: A New International Security Dilemma(Palgrave Pivot), by Bruce E. Bechtol Jr. (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=Bruce+E.+Bechtol+Jr.&text=Bruce+E.+Bechtol+Jr.&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=digital-text)   North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-un Era is one of the first books to analyze contemporary North Korea and the challenges that it presents to the international community, specifically by looking through the prism of the first two years of the Kim Jong-un regime. Analysing and assessing important capabilities, developments, policy moves, and internal stability challenges, it also illuminates the differences between North Korea under the rule of Kim Jong-il and now the 'third Kim' in this dynastic, isolated nation. In its exploration of international security issues, which are extremely important for foreign policy, Bechtol's analysis offers valuable assessments that will appeal to all those with an interest in the region.  https://www.amazon.com/North-Korea-Regional-Security-Jong-ebook-dp-B00HYEEGEG/dp/B00HYEEGEG/ref=mt_other?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1613954057   ..  ..  ..
Feb 22, 2021
1199: #ClassicIndianaHoenlein: Indiana Hoenlein & the Lost Crusader Escape Tunnel of Tiberias. Malcolm Hoenlein @Confofpres. @ThadMcCotter
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication. Tower of David from "In the brave days of old, the story of the Crusades"   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow #ClassicIndianaHoenlein: Indiana Hoenlein & the Lost Crusader Escape Tunnel of Tiberias. Malcolm Hoenlein @Confofpres. @ThadMcCotter http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=42885 Tunneling through time: An archaeological excavation by the Israel Antiquities Authority has unearthed an 800-year-old tunnel that researchers think served as an escape route from a Crusader fortress in Tiberias to the Sea of Galilee.  The tunnel, which appears to have been constructed by Crusaders some 800 years ago, runs underground for 7 meters (23 feet) and is exposed at one end near the promenade in the Old City of Tiberias. The tunnel, built from carved basalt rocks, was unearthed as part of a program to rehabilitate and preserve the heart of the old city.  .
Feb 22, 2021
1202: 4/4 Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century, by Christian Caryl
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Image: Pope John Paul II in the Netherlands with Cardinal Simonis. The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:public_domain) by waiving all of their rights to the work worldwide under copyright law,   Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century, by Christian Caryl (https://www.amazon.com/Christian-Caryl/e/B00E5C8178/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1)   Few moments in history have seen as many seismic transformations as 1979. That single year marked the emergence of revolutionary Islam as a political force on the world stage, the beginning of market revolutions in China and Britain that would fuel globalization and radically alter the international economy, and the first stirrings of the resistance movements in Eastern Europe and Afghanistan that ultimately led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. More than any other year in the latter half of the twentieth century, 1979 heralded the economic, political, and religious realities that define the twenty-first. In Strange Rebels, the veteran journalist Christian Caryl shows how the world we live in today—and the problems that plague it—began to take shape in this pivotal year. Nineteen-seventy-nine, he explains, saw a series of counterrevolutions against the progressive consensus that had dominated the postwar era. The year's epic upheavals embodied a startling conservative challenge to communist and socialist systems around the globe, fundamentally transforming politics and economics worldwide. In China, 1979 marked the start of sweeping market-oriented reforms that have made the country the economic powerhouse it is today. Nineteen-seventy-nine was also the yearthat Pope John Paul II traveled to Poland, confronting communism in Eastern Europe by reigniting its people's suppressed Catholic faith. In Iran, meanwhile, an Islamic Revolution transformed the nation into a theocracy almost overnight, overthrowing the Shah's modernizing monarchy. Further west, Margaret Thatcher became prime minister of Britain, returning it to a purer form of free-market capitalism and opening the way for Ronald Reagan to do the same in the US. And in Afghanistan, a Soviet invasion fueled an Islamic holy war with global consequences; the Afghan mujahedin presaged the rise of al Qaeda and served as a key factor—along with John Paul's journey to Poland—in the fall of communism. Weaving the story of each of these counterrevolutions into a brisk, gripping narrative, Strange Rebels is a groundbreaking account of how these far-flung events and disparate actors and movements gave birth to our modern age.  https://www.amazon.com/Strange-Rebels-1979-Birth-Century-dp-0465018386/dp/0465018386/ref=mt_other?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid= ..  .. ..  
Feb 22, 2021
1202: 3/4 Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century, by Christian Caryl
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Image: Afghan exit visa   Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century, by Christian Caryl (https://www.amazon.com/Christian-Caryl/e/B00E5C8178/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1)   Few moments in history have seen as many seismic transformations as 1979. That single year marked the emergence of revolutionary Islam as a political force on the world stage, the beginning of market revolutions in China and Britain that would fuel globalization and radically alter the international economy, and the first stirrings of the resistance movements in Eastern Europe and Afghanistan that ultimately led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. More than any other year in the latter half of the twentieth century, 1979 heralded the economic, political, and religious realities that define the twenty-first. In Strange Rebels, the veteran journalist Christian Caryl shows how the world we live in today—and the problems that plague it—began to take shape in this pivotal year. Nineteen-seventy-nine, he explains, saw a series of counterrevolutions against the progressive consensus that had dominated the postwar era. The year's epic upheavals embodied a startling conservative challenge to communist and socialist systems around the globe, fundamentally transforming politics and economics worldwide. In China, 1979 marked the start of sweeping market-oriented reforms that have made the country the economic powerhouse it is today. Nineteen-seventy-nine was also the yearthat Pope John Paul II traveled to Poland, confronting communism in Eastern Europe by reigniting its people's suppressed Catholic faith. In Iran, meanwhile, an Islamic Revolution transformed the nation into a theocracy almost overnight, overthrowing the Shah's modernizing monarchy. Further west, Margaret Thatcher became prime minister of Britain, returning it to a purer form of free-market capitalism and opening the way for Ronald Reagan to do the same in the US. And in Afghanistan, a Soviet invasion fueled an Islamic holy war with global consequences; the Afghan mujahedin presaged the rise of al Qaeda and served as a key factor—along with John Paul's journey to Poland—in the fall of communism. Weaving the story of each of these counterrevolutions into a brisk, gripping narrative, Strange Rebels is a groundbreaking account of how these far-flung events and disparate actors and movements gave birth to our modern age.  https://www.amazon.com/Strange-Rebels-1979-Birth-Century-dp-0465018386/dp/0465018386/ref=mt_other?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=
Feb 22, 2021
1202: 2/4 Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century, by Christian Caryl
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Image:  Ettela'at (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ettela%27at) newspaper: Tomorrow Morning at 9, Meeting with the Imam [Khomeini] in Tehran   Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century, by Christian Caryl (https://www.amazon.com/Christian-Caryl/e/B00E5C8178/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1)   Few moments in history have seen as many seismic transformations as 1979. That single year marked the emergence of revolutionary Islam as a political force on the world stage, the beginning of market revolutions in China and Britain that would fuel globalization and radically alter the international economy, and the first stirrings of the resistance movements in Eastern Europe and Afghanistan that ultimately led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. More than any other year in the latter half of the twentieth century, 1979 heralded the economic, political, and religious realities that define the twenty-first. In Strange Rebels, the veteran journalist Christian Caryl shows how the world we live in today—and the problems that plague it—began to take shape in this pivotal year. Nineteen-seventy-nine, he explains, saw a series of counterrevolutions against the progressive consensus that had dominated the postwar era. The year's epic upheavals embodied a startling conservative challenge to communist and socialist systems around the globe, fundamentally transforming politics and economics worldwide. In China, 1979 marked the start of sweeping market-oriented reforms that have made the country the economic powerhouse it is today. Nineteen-seventy-nine was also the yearthat Pope John Paul II traveled to Poland, confronting communism in Eastern Europe by reigniting its people's suppressed Catholic faith. In Iran, meanwhile, an Islamic Revolution transformed the nation into a theocracy almost overnight, overthrowing the Shah's modernizing monarchy. Further west, Margaret Thatcher became prime minister of Britain, returning it to a purer form of free-market capitalism and opening the way for Ronald Reagan to do the same in the US. And in Afghanistan, a Soviet invasion fueled an Islamic holy war with global consequences; the Afghan mujahedin presaged the rise of al Qaeda and served as a key factor—along with John Paul's journey to Poland—in the fall of communism. Weaving the story of each of these counterrevolutions into a brisk, gripping narrative, Strange Rebels is a groundbreaking account of how these far-flung events and disparate actors and movements gave birth to our modern age.  https://www.amazon.com/Strange-Rebels-1979-Birth-Century-dp-0465018386/dp/0465018386/ref=mt_other?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=
Feb 22, 2021
1202: 1/4 Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century, by Christian Caryl
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Image: China invaded Viet Nam in 1979, and lost. Here: Chinese tank destroyed in Cao Bang   Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century, by Christian Caryl (https://www.amazon.com/Christian-Caryl/e/B00E5C8178/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1)   Few moments in history have seen as many seismic transformations as 1979. That single year marked the emergence of revolutionary Islam as a political force on the world stage, the beginning of market revolutions in China and Britain that would fuel globalization and radically alter the international economy, and the first stirrings of the resistance movements in Eastern Europe and Afghanistan that ultimately led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. More than any other year in the latter half of the twentieth century, 1979 heralded the economic, political, and religious realities that define the twenty-first. In Strange Rebels, the veteran journalist Christian Caryl shows how the world we live in today—and the problems that plague it—began to take shape in this pivotal year. Nineteen-seventy-nine, he explains, saw a series of counterrevolutions against the progressive consensus that had dominated the postwar era. The year's epic upheavals embodied a startling conservative challenge to communist and socialist systems around the globe, fundamentally transforming politics and economics worldwide. In China, 1979 marked the start of sweeping market-oriented reforms that have made the country the economic powerhouse it is today. Nineteen-seventy-nine was also the yearthat Pope John Paul II traveled to Poland, confronting communism in Eastern Europe by reigniting its people's suppressed Catholic faith. In Iran, meanwhile, an Islamic Revolution transformed the nation into a theocracy almost overnight, overthrowing the Shah's modernizing monarchy. Further west, Margaret Thatcher became prime minister of Britain, returning it to a purer form of free-market capitalism and opening the way for Ronald Reagan to do the same in the US. And in Afghanistan, a Soviet invasion fueled an Islamic holy war with global consequences; the Afghan mujahedin presaged the rise of al Qaeda and served as a key factor—along with John Paul's journey to Poland—in the fall of communism. Weaving the story of each of these counterrevolutions into a brisk, gripping narrative, Strange Rebels is a groundbreaking account of how these far-flung events and disparate actors and movements gave birth to our modern age.  https://www.amazon.com/Strange-Rebels-1979-Birth-Century-dp-0465018386/dp/0465018386/ref=mt_other?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid= ..  .. ..  
Feb 22, 2021
1200: 1/2: Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia's Underground Railroad Kindle Edition. by Melanie (Author), Melanie Kirkpatrick (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.2008.As North Korean government website states, "The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is a genuine workers' state in which all the people are completely liberated from exploitation and oppression. The workers, peasants, soldiers and intellectuals are the true masters of their destiny and are in a unique position to defend their interests." Critics regard it as a totalitarian dictatorship. International organizations have assessed that human rights violations in North Korea have no parallel in the contemporary world. North Korean official ideology doctrine, Juche, was introduced as a "creative application of Marxism–Leninism" in 1972. From 1994 to 1998, North Korea suffered a famine, and the country's food shortage continues. North Korea has total of 9,495,000 active, reserve, and paramilitary personnel. Its active duty army of 1.21 million is the fourth largest in the world.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 1/2: Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia's Underground Railroad Kindle Edition. by Melanie (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=Melanie&text=Melanie&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=digital-text) (Author), Melanie Kirkpatrick (https://www.amazon.com/Melanie-Kirkpatrick/e/B001K8XZOO/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_2)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Escape-North-Korea-Underground-Railroad-ebook/dp/B00JD029PM/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= With a journalist’s grasp of events and a novelist’s ear for narrative, Melanie Kirkpatrick tells the story of the North Koreans’ quest for liberty. Travelers on the new underground railroad include women bound to Chinese men who purchased them as brides, defectors carrying state secrets, and POWs from the Korean War held captive in the North for more than half a century. Their conductors are brokers who are in it for the money as well as Christians who are in it to serve God. The Christians see their mission as the liberation of North Korea one person at a time. Just as escaped slaves from the American South educated Americans about the evils of slavery, the North Korean fugitives are informing the world about the secretive country they fled. Escape from North Korea describes how they also are sowing the seeds for change within North Korea itself. Once they reach sanctuary, the escapees channel news back to those they left behind. In doing so, they are helping to open their information-starved homeland, exposing their countrymen to liberal ideas, and laying the intellectual groundwork for the transformation of the totalitarian regime that keeps their fellow citizens in chains.
Feb 22, 2021
1200: 2/2: Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia's Underground Railroad Kindle Edition. by Melanie (Author), Melanie Kirkpatrick (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1963. 1963-11 1963 中国庆祝朝鲜成立十五周年   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow 2/2: Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia's Underground Railroad Kindle Edition. by Melanie (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=Melanie&text=Melanie&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=digital-text) (Author), Melanie Kirkpatrick (https://www.amazon.com/Melanie-Kirkpatrick/e/B001K8XZOO/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_2)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Escape-North-Korea-Underground-Railroad-ebook/dp/B00JD029PM/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= With a journalist’s grasp of events and a novelist’s ear for narrative, Melanie Kirkpatrick tells the story of the North Koreans’ quest for liberty. Travelers on the new underground railroad include women bound to Chinese men who purchased them as brides, defectors carrying state secrets, and POWs from the Korean War held captive in the North for more than half a century. Their conductors are brokers who are in it for the money as well as Christians who are in it to serve God. The Christians see their mission as the liberation of North Korea one person at a time. Just as escaped slaves from the American South educated Americans about the evils of slavery, the North Korean fugitives are informing the world about the secretive country they fled. Escape from North Korea describes how they also are sowing the seeds for change within North Korea itself. Once they reach sanctuary, the escapees channel news back to those they left behind. In doing so, they are helping to open their information-starved homeland, exposing their countrymen to liberal ideas, and laying the intellectual groundwork for the transformation of the totalitarian regime that keeps their fellow citizens in chains
Feb 22, 2021
1201: 4/4 America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder, by Bret Stephens
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Image:  Awake! America, awake!  music   America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder, by Bret Stephens (https://www.amazon.com/Bret-Stephens/e/B00J7HZW4G/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   America in Retreat identifies a profound crisis on the global horizon. As Americans seek to withdraw from the world to tend to domestic problems, America’s adversaries spy opportunity. Vladimir Putin’s ambitions to restore the glory of the czarist empire go effectively unchecked, as do China’s attempts to expand its maritime claims in the South China Sea, as do Iran’s efforts to develop nuclear capabilities. Civil war in Syria displaces millions throughout the Middle East while turbocharging the forces of radical Islam. Long-time allies such as Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, doubting the credibility of American security guarantees, are tempted to freelance their foreign policy, irrespective of U.S. interests. Deploying his characteristic stylistic flair and intellectual prowess, Stephens argues for American reengagement abroad. He explains how military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan was the right course of action, foolishly executed. He traces the intellectual continuity between anti-interventionist statesmen such as Henry Wallace and Robert Taft in the late 1940s and Barack Obama and Rand Paul today. And he makes an unapologetic case for Pax Americana, “a world in which English is the default language of business, diplomacy, tourism, and technology; in which markets are global, capital is mobile, and trade is increasingly free; in which values of openness and tolerance are, when not the norm, often the aspiration.” In a terrifying chapter imagining the world of 2019, Stephens shows what could lie in store if Americans continue on their current course. Yet we are not doomed to this future. Stephens makes a passionate rejoinder to those who argue that America is in decline, a process that is often beyond the reach of political cures. Instead, we are in retreat—the result of faulty, but reversible, policy choices. By embracing its historic responsibility as the world’s policeman, America can safeguard not only greater peace in the world but also greater prosperity at home. At once lively and sobering, America in Retreat offers trenchant analysis of the gravest threat to global order, from a rising star of political commentary.    https://www.amazon.com/America-Retreat-Isolationism-Coming-Disorder/dp/1591846625/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=  .. ..  ..  
Feb 22, 2021
1201: 3/4 America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder, by Bret Stephens
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Image:  Iranian women physicists, 1968   America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder, by Bret Stephens (https://www.amazon.com/Bret-Stephens/e/B00J7HZW4G/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   America in Retreat identifies a profound crisis on the global horizon. As Americans seek to withdraw from the world to tend to domestic problems, America’s adversaries spy opportunity. Vladimir Putin’s ambitions to restore the glory of the czarist empire go effectively unchecked, as do China’s attempts to expand its maritime claims in the South China Sea, as do Iran’s efforts to develop nuclear capabilities. Civil war in Syria displaces millions throughout the Middle East while turbocharging the forces of radical Islam. Long-time allies such as Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, doubting the credibility of American security guarantees, are tempted to freelance their foreign policy, irrespective of U.S. interests. Deploying his characteristic stylistic flair and intellectual prowess, Stephens argues for American reengagement abroad. He explains how military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan was the right course of action, foolishly executed. He traces the intellectual continuity between anti-interventionist statesmen such as Henry Wallace and Robert Taft in the late 1940s and Barack Obama and Rand Paul today. And he makes an unapologetic case for Pax Americana, “a world in which English is the default language of business, diplomacy, tourism, and technology; in which markets are global, capital is mobile, and trade is increasingly free; in which values of openness and tolerance are, when not the norm, often the aspiration.” In a terrifying chapter imagining the world of 2019, Stephens shows what could lie in store if Americans continue on their current course. Yet we are not doomed to this future. Stephens makes a passionate rejoinder to those who argue that America is in decline, a process that is often beyond the reach of political cures. Instead, we are in retreat—the result of faulty, but reversible, policy choices. By embracing its historic responsibility as the world’s policeman, America can safeguard not only greater peace in the world but also greater prosperity at home. At once lively and sobering, America in Retreat offers trenchant analysis of the gravest threat to global order, from a rising star of political commentary.    https://www.amazon.com/America-Retreat-Isolationism-Coming-Disorder/dp/1591846625/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=  .. ..  ..  
Feb 22, 2021
1200: 2/4 America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder, by Bret Stephens
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Image:   1898 political cartoon: "Ten Thousand Miles from Tip to Tip" meaning the extension of U.S. domination (symbolized by a bald eagle) from Puerto Rico to the Philippines.   America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder, by Bret Stephens (https://www.amazon.com/Bret-Stephens/e/B00J7HZW4G/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   America in Retreat identifies a profound crisis on the global horizon. As Americans seek to withdraw from the world to tend to domestic problems, America’s adversaries spy opportunity. Vladimir Putin’s ambitions to restore the glory of the czarist empire go effectively unchecked, as do China’s attempts to expand its maritime claims in the South China Sea, as do Iran’s efforts to develop nuclear capabilities. Civil war in Syria displaces millions throughout the Middle East while turbocharging the forces of radical Islam. Long-time allies such as Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, doubting the credibility of American security guarantees, are tempted to freelance their foreign policy, irrespective of U.S. interests. Deploying his characteristic stylistic flair and intellectual prowess, Stephens argues for American reengagement abroad. He explains how military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan was the right course of action, foolishly executed. He traces the intellectual continuity between anti-interventionist statesmen such as Henry Wallace and Robert Taft in the late 1940s and Barack Obama and Rand Paul today. And he makes an unapologetic case for Pax Americana, “a world in which English is the default language of business, diplomacy, tourism, and technology; in which markets are global, capital is mobile, and trade is increasingly free; in which values of openness and tolerance are, when not the norm, often the aspiration.” In a terrifying chapter imagining the world of 2019, Stephens shows what could lie in store if Americans continue on their current course. Yet we are not doomed to this future. Stephens makes a passionate rejoinder to those who argue that America is in decline, a process that is often beyond the reach of political cures. Instead, we are in retreat—the result of faulty, but reversible, policy choices. By embracing its historic responsibility as the world’s policeman, America can safeguard not only greater peace in the world but also greater prosperity at home. At once lively and sobering, America in Retreat offers trenchant analysis of the gravest threat to global order, from a rising star of political commentary.    https://www.amazon.com/America-Retreat-Isolationism-Coming-Disorder/dp/1591846625/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Feb 22, 2021
1200: 1/4 America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder, by Bret Stephens
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Image:  Michael III, Tsar of Russia    America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder, by Bret Stephens (https://www.amazon.com/Bret-Stephens/e/B00J7HZW4G/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   America in Retreat identifies a profound crisis on the global horizon. As Americans seek to withdraw from the world to tend to domestic problems, America’s adversaries spy opportunity. Vladimir Putin’s ambitions to restore the glory of the czarist empire go effectively unchecked, as do China’s attempts to expand its maritime claims in the South China Sea, as do Iran’s efforts to develop nuclear capabilities. Civil war in Syria displaces millions throughout the Middle East while turbocharging the forces of radical Islam. Long-time allies such as Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, doubting the credibility of American security guarantees, are tempted to freelance their foreign policy, irrespective of U.S. interests. Deploying his characteristic stylistic flair and intellectual prowess, Stephens argues for American reengagement abroad. He explains how military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan was the right course of action, foolishly executed. He traces the intellectual continuity between anti-interventionist statesmen such as Henry Wallace and Robert Taft in the late 1940s and Barack Obama and Rand Paul today. And he makes an unapologetic case for Pax Americana, “a world in which English is the default language of business, diplomacy, tourism, and technology; in which markets are global, capital is mobile, and trade is increasingly free; in which values of openness and tolerance are, when not the norm, often the aspiration.” In a terrifying chapter imagining the world of 2019, Stephens shows what could lie in store if Americans continue on their current course. Yet we are not doomed to this future. Stephens makes a passionate rejoinder to those who argue that America is in decline, a process that is often beyond the reach of political cures. Instead, we are in retreat—the result of faulty, but reversible, policy choices. By embracing its historic responsibility as the world’s policeman, America can safeguard not only greater peace in the world but also greater prosperity at home. At once lively and sobering, America in Retreat offers trenchant analysis of the gravest threat to global order, from a rising star of political commentary.    https://www.amazon.com/America-Retreat-Isolationism-Coming-Disorder/dp/1591846625/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=  .. ..  ..  
Feb 22, 2021
1198: November, 2017 initial analysis of the Oumuamua passage through the Solar System. David Grinspoon, @funkyspoon Planetary Science Institute.
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1930.  Naval Observatory. Telescope house, Naval Observatory   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow November, 2017 initial analysis of the Oumuamua passage through the Solar System. David Grinspoon, @funkyspoon Planetary Science Institute. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ʻOumuamua
Feb 22, 2021
1197: #ClassicKenCroswell: Shakespeare in Space: The Moons of Uranus. Ken Croswell. @newscientist.
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1998. This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the planet Uranus reveals the planet rings and bright clouds and a high altitude haze above the planet south pole. NASA/JPL/STScI   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow #ClassicKenCroswell: Shakespeare in Space: The Moons of Uranus. Ken Croswell. @newscientist. Plays by William Shakespeare (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare) : A Midsummer Night's Dream (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Midsummer_Night%27s_Dream) : Titania, Oberon, Puck The Tempest (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tempest) : (Ariel), Miranda, Caliban, Sycorax, Prospero, Setebos, Stephano, Trinculo, Francisco, Ferdinand King Lear (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Lear) : Cordelia Hamlet (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamlet) : Ophelia The Taming of the Shrew (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Taming_of_the_Shrew) : Bianca Troilus and Cressida (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troilus_and_Cressida) : Cressida Othello (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Othello) : Desdemona Romeo and Juliet (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romeo_and_Juliet) : Juliet, Mab The Merchant of Venice (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Merchant_of_Venice) : Portia As You Like It (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_You_Like_It) : Rosalind Much Ado About Nothing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Much_Ado_About_Nothing) : Margaret The Winter's Tale (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Winter%27s_Tale) : Perdita Timon of Athens (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timon_of_Athens) : Cupid https://www.newscientist.com/article/2109101-uranus-might-have-two-dark-moons-weve-never-seen-before/ http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/uranus/moons
Feb 21, 2021
1196: 4/4 Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century, by Michael Hiltzik
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Image:  Hoover Dam, Los Angeles Bureau of Power & Light Lines 1-3, U.S. Highway 93, Boulder City, Clark County, NV     Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century, by Michael Hiltzik (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=Michael+Hiltzik&text=Michael+Hiltzik&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=digital-text)   As breathtaking today as the day it was completed, the Hoover Dam not only shaped the American West but helped launch the American century. In the depths of the Great Depression, it became a symbol of American resilience and ingenuity in the face of crisis, putting thousands of men to work in a remote desert canyon and bringing unruly nature to heel.  The Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Michael Hiltzik uses the saga of the dam’s conception, design, and construction to tell the broader story of America’s efforts to come to grips with titanic social, economic, and natural forces, for embodied in the dam’s striking, machine-age form is the fundamental transformation the Depression wrought in the nation’s very culture—the shift from the concept of rugged individualism rooted in the frontier days of the nineteenth century to the principle of shared enterprise and communal support that would build the America we know today. In the process, the unprecedented effort to corral the raging Colorado River evolved from a regional construction project launched by a Republican president into the New Deal’s outstanding—and enduring—symbol of national pride.  Yet the story of the Hoover Dam has a darker side. Its construction was a gargantuan engineering feat achieved at great human cost, its progress marred by the abuse of a desperate labor force. The water and power it made available spurred the development of such great western metropolises as Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, and San Diego, but the vision of unlimited growth held dear by its designers and builders is fast turning into a mirage.  In Hiltzik’s hands, the players in this epic historical tale spring vividly to life: President Theodore Roosevelt, who conceived the project; William Mulholland, Southern California’s great builder of water works, who urged the dam upon a reluctant Congress; Herbert Hoover, who gave the dam his name although he initially opposed its construction; and Frank Crowe, the dam’s renowned master builder, who pushed his men mercilessly to raise the beautiful concrete rampart in an inhospitable desert gorge. Finally, there is Franklin Roosevelt, who presided over the ultimate completion of the project and claimed the credit for it. Hiltzik combines exhaustive research, trenchant observation, and unforgettable storytelling to shed new light on a major turning point of twentieth-century history.  https://www.amazon.com/Colossus-Hoover-Making-American-Century-ebook/dp/B003L7878G/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=colossus+hiltzik&qid=1613863636&s=digital-text&sr=1-1  
Feb 21, 2021
1196: 3/4 Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century, by Michael Hiltzik
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Image: High Scalers drill into the canyon wall 500 feet above the Colorado River in Black Canyon at the Hoover Dam site. April 1, 1932. Bureau of Reclamation.     Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century, by Michael Hiltzik (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=Michael+Hiltzik&text=Michael+Hiltzik&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=digital-text)   As breathtaking today as the day it was completed, the Hoover Dam not only shaped the American West but helped launch the American century. In the depths of the Great Depression, it became a symbol of American resilience and ingenuity in the face of crisis, putting thousands of men to work in a remote desert canyon and bringing unruly nature to heel.  The Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Michael Hiltzik uses the saga of the dam’s conception, design, and construction to tell the broader story of America’s efforts to come to grips with titanic social, economic, and natural forces, for embodied in the dam’s striking, machine-age form is the fundamental transformation the Depression wrought in the nation’s very culture—the shift from the concept of rugged individualism rooted in the frontier days of the nineteenth century to the principle of shared enterprise and communal support that would build the America we know today. In the process, the unprecedented effort to corral the raging Colorado River evolved from a regional construction project launched by a Republican president into the New Deal’s outstanding—and enduring—symbol of national pride.  Yet the story of the Hoover Dam has a darker side. Its construction was a gargantuan engineering feat achieved at great human cost, its progress marred by the abuse of a desperate labor force. The water and power it made available spurred the development of such great western metropolises as Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, and San Diego, but the vision of unlimited growth held dear by its designers and builders is fast turning into a mirage.  In Hiltzik’s hands, the players in this epic historical tale spring vividly to life: President Theodore Roosevelt, who conceived the project; William Mulholland, Southern California’s great builder of water works, who urged the dam upon a reluctant Congress; Herbert Hoover, who gave the dam his name although he initially opposed its construction; and Frank Crowe, the dam’s renowned master builder, who pushed his men mercilessly to raise the beautiful concrete rampart in an inhospitable desert gorge. Finally, there is Franklin Roosevelt, who presided over the ultimate completion of the project and claimed the credit for it. Hiltzik combines exhaustive research, trenchant observation, and unforgettable storytelling to shed new light on a major turning point of twentieth-century history.  https://www.amazon.com/Colossus-Hoover-Making-American-Century-ebook/dp/B003L7878G/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=colossus+hiltzik&qid=1613863636&s=digital-text&sr=1-1
Feb 21, 2021
1196: 2/4 Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century, by Michael Hiltzik
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Image:  Portrait of William Mulholland with a surveyor's scope on a tripod, ca.1908-1913   Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century, by Michael Hiltzik (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=Michael+Hiltzik&text=Michael+Hiltzik&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=digital-text)   As breathtaking today as the day it was completed, the Hoover Dam not only shaped the American West but helped launch the American century. In the depths of the Great Depression, it became a symbol of American resilience and ingenuity in the face of crisis, putting thousands of men to work in a remote desert canyon and bringing unruly nature to heel.  The Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Michael Hiltzik uses the saga of the dam’s conception, design, and construction to tell the broader story of America’s efforts to come to grips with titanic social, economic, and natural forces, for embodied in the dam’s striking, machine-age form is the fundamental transformation the Depression wrought in the nation’s very culture—the shift from the concept of rugged individualism rooted in the frontier days of the nineteenth century to the principle of shared enterprise and communal support that would build the America we know today. In the process, the unprecedented effort to corral the raging Colorado River evolved from a regional construction project launched by a Republican president into the New Deal’s outstanding—and enduring—symbol of national pride.  Yet the story of the Hoover Dam has a darker side. Its construction was a gargantuan engineering feat achieved at great human cost, its progress marred by the abuse of a desperate labor force. The water and power it made available spurred the development of such great western metropolises as Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, and San Diego, but the vision of unlimited growth held dear by its designers and builders is fast turning into a mirage.  In Hiltzik’s hands, the players in this epic historical tale spring vividly to life: President Theodore Roosevelt, who conceived the project; William Mulholland, Southern California’s great builder of water works, who urged the dam upon a reluctant Congress; Herbert Hoover, who gave the dam his name although he initially opposed its construction; and Frank Crowe, the dam’s renowned master builder, who pushed his men mercilessly to raise the beautiful concrete rampart in an inhospitable desert gorge. Finally, there is Franklin Roosevelt, who presided over the ultimate completion of the project and claimed the credit for it. Hiltzik combines exhaustive research, trenchant observation, and unforgettable storytelling to shed new light on a major turning point of twentieth-century history.  https://www.amazon.com/Colossus-Hoover-Making-American-Century-ebook/dp/B003L7878G/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=colossus+hiltzik&qid=1613863636&s=digital-text&sr=1-1  
Feb 21, 2021
1196: 1/4 Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century, by Michael Hiltzik
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Image: Hoover Dam, Nevada-Arizona (Union Pacific Railroad Pictorial Post Card). Less than thirty miles from Las Vegas, Nevada, on the main line of the Union Pacific Railroad, is gigantic Hoover Dam, and huge man-made Lake Mead, 115 miles in length.   Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century, by Michael Hiltzik (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=Michael+Hiltzik&text=Michael+Hiltzik&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=digital-text)   As breathtaking today as the day it was completed, the Hoover Dam not only shaped the American West but helped launch the American century. In the depths of the Great Depression, it became a symbol of American resilience and ingenuity in the face of crisis, putting thousands of men to work in a remote desert canyon and bringing unruly nature to heel.  The Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Michael Hiltzik uses the saga of the dam’s conception, design, and construction to tell the broader story of America’s efforts to come to grips with titanic social, economic, and natural forces, for embodied in the dam’s striking, machine-age form is the fundamental transformation the Depression wrought in the nation’s very culture—the shift from the concept of rugged individualism rooted in the frontier days of the nineteenth century to the principle of shared enterprise and communal support that would build the America we know today. In the process, the unprecedented effort to corral the raging Colorado River evolved from a regional construction project launched by a Republican president into the New Deal’s outstanding—and enduring—symbol of national pride.  Yet the story of the Hoover Dam has a darker side. Its construction was a gargantuan engineering feat achieved at great human cost, its progress marred by the abuse of a desperate labor force. The water and power it made available spurred the development of such great western metropolises as Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, and San Diego, but the vision of unlimited growth held dear by its designers and builders is fast turning into a mirage.  In Hiltzik’s hands, the players in this epic historical tale spring vividly to life: President Theodore Roosevelt, who conceived the project; William Mulholland, Southern California’s great builder of water works, who urged the dam upon a reluctant Congress; Herbert Hoover, who gave the dam his name although he initially opposed its construction; and Frank Crowe, the dam’s renowned master builder, who pushed his men mercilessly to raise the beautiful concrete rampart in an inhospitable desert gorge. Finally, there is Franklin Roosevelt, who presided over the ultimate completion of the project and claimed the credit for it. Hiltzik combines exhaustive research, trenchant observation, and unforgettable storytelling to shed new light on a major turning point of twentieth-century history.  https://www.amazon.com/Colossus-Hoover-Making-American-Century-ebook/dp/B003L7878G/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=colossus+hiltzik&qid=1613863636&s=digital-text&sr=1-1  
Feb 21, 2021
1195: 4/4 Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York, by Richard Zacks
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Image:  Theodore Roosevelt holding his granddaughter.   Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York,  by Richard Zacks (https://www.amazon.com/Richard-Zacks/e/B000AQ1NQO/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)      Writing with great wit and zest, Zacks explores how Roosevelt went head to head with corrupt Tammany Hall, took midnight rambles with the muckraker Jacob Riis, banned barroom drinking on Sundays, and tried to convince 2 million New Yorkers to enjoy wholesome family fun. In doing so, Teddy made a ruthless enemy of the police captain “Big Bill” Devery, who grew up in the Irish slums and never tired of fighting “tin soldier” reformers. Roosevelt saw his mission as a battle of good versus evil; Devery saw prudery standing in the way of fun and profit.      When righteous Roosevelt’s vice crackdown started to succeed all too well, many of his own supporters began to turn on him. Cynical newspapermen mocked his quixotic quest, his own political party abandoned him, and Roosevelt discovered that New York loves its sin more than its salvation.      Zacks’s meticulous research and wonderful sense of narrative verve bring this disparate cast of both pious and bawdy New Yorkers to life. With cameos by Stephen Crane, J. P. Morgan, and Joseph Pulitzer, plus a horde of very angry cops, Island of Vice is an unforgettable portrait of turn-of-the-century New York in all its seedy glory, and a brilliant portrayal of the energetic, confident, and zealous Roosevelt, one of America’s most colorful public figures.   https://www.amazon.com/Island-Vice-Theodore-Roosevelts-Sin-Loving-ebook/dp/B005O1BXR4/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1613862148&sr=1-1   ..  .. ..  ..  .. ..    
Feb 21, 2021
1195: 3/4 Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York, by Richard Zacks
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Image:  Children sleeping on Mulberry Street (1890).   Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York,  by Richard Zacks (https://www.amazon.com/Richard-Zacks/e/B000AQ1NQO/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)      Writing with great wit and zest, Zacks explores how Roosevelt went head to head with corrupt Tammany Hall, took midnight rambles with the muckraker Jacob Riis, banned barroom drinking on Sundays, and tried to convince 2 million New Yorkers to enjoy wholesome family fun. In doing so, Teddy made a ruthless enemy of the police captain “Big Bill” Devery, who grew up in the Irish slums and never tired of fighting “tin soldier” reformers. Roosevelt saw his mission as a battle of good versus evil; Devery saw prudery standing in the way of fun and profit.      When righteous Roosevelt’s vice crackdown started to succeed all too well, many of his own supporters began to turn on him. Cynical newspapermen mocked his quixotic quest, his own political party abandoned him, and Roosevelt discovered that New York loves its sin more than its salvation.      Zacks’s meticulous research and wonderful sense of narrative verve bring this disparate cast of both pious and bawdy New Yorkers to life. With cameos by Stephen Crane, J. P. Morgan, and Joseph Pulitzer, plus a horde of very angry cops, Island of Vice is an unforgettable portrait of turn-of-the-century New York in all its seedy glory, and a brilliant portrayal of the energetic, confident, and zealous Roosevelt, one of America’s most colorful public figures.   https://www.amazon.com/Island-Vice-Theodore-Roosevelts-Sin-Loving-ebook/dp/B005O1BXR4/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1613862148&sr=1-1
Feb 21, 2021
1195: 2/4 Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York, by Richard Zacks
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Image:  Bandit roost (59 Mulberry Street in New York City). This famous photo was taken in 1888 by Jacob Riis (May 3, 1849 – May 26, 1914), a Danish-American social reformer, muckraking journalist, and social documentary photographer     Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York,  by Richard Zacks (https://www.amazon.com/Richard-Zacks/e/B000AQ1NQO/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)      Writing with great wit and zest, Zacks explores how Roosevelt went head to head with corrupt Tammany Hall, took midnight rambles with the muckraker Jacob Riis, banned barroom drinking on Sundays, and tried to convince 2 million New Yorkers to enjoy wholesome family fun. In doing so, Teddy made a ruthless enemy of the police captain “Big Bill” Devery, who grew up in the Irish slums and never tired of fighting “tin soldier” reformers. Roosevelt saw his mission as a battle of good versus evil; Devery saw prudery standing in the way of fun and profit.      When righteous Roosevelt’s vice crackdown started to succeed all too well, many of his own supporters began to turn on him. Cynical newspapermen mocked his quixotic quest, his own political party abandoned him, and Roosevelt discovered that New York loves its sin more than its salvation.      Zacks’s meticulous research and wonderful sense of narrative verve bring this disparate cast of both pious and bawdy New Yorkers to life. With cameos by Stephen Crane, J. P. Morgan, and Joseph Pulitzer, plus a horde of very angry cops, Island of Vice is an unforgettable portrait of turn-of-the-century New York in all its seedy glory, and a brilliant portrayal of the energetic, confident, and zealous Roosevelt, one of America’s most colorful public figures.   https://www.amazon.com/Island-Vice-Theodore-Roosevelts-Sin-Loving-ebook/dp/B005O1BXR4/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1613862148&sr=1-1
Feb 21, 2021
1195: 1/4 Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York, by Richard Zacks
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Image:  Tammany Hall & 14th St. West   Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York,  by Richard Zacks (https://www.amazon.com/Richard-Zacks/e/B000AQ1NQO/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)      Writing with great wit and zest, Zacks explores how Roosevelt went head to head with corrupt Tammany Hall, took midnight rambles with the muckraker Jacob Riis, banned barroom drinking on Sundays, and tried to convince 2 million New Yorkers to enjoy wholesome family fun. In doing so, Teddy made a ruthless enemy of the police captain “Big Bill” Devery, who grew up in the Irish slums and never tired of fighting “tin soldier” reformers. Roosevelt saw his mission as a battle of good versus evil; Devery saw prudery standing in the way of fun and profit.      When righteous Roosevelt’s vice crackdown started to succeed all too well, many of his own supporters began to turn on him. Cynical newspapermen mocked his quixotic quest, his own political party abandoned him, and Roosevelt discovered that New York loves its sin more than its salvation.      Zacks’s meticulous research and wonderful sense of narrative verve bring this disparate cast of both pious and bawdy New Yorkers to life. With cameos by Stephen Crane, J. P. Morgan, and Joseph Pulitzer, plus a horde of very angry cops, Island of Vice is an unforgettable portrait of turn-of-the-century New York in all its seedy glory, and a brilliant portrayal of the energetic, confident, and zealous Roosevelt, one of America’s most colorful public figures.   https://www.amazon.com/Island-Vice-Theodore-Roosevelts-Sin-Loving-ebook/dp/B005O1BXR4/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1613862148&sr=1-1  
Feb 21, 2021
1194: 8/8 King John: And the Road to Magna Carta, by Stephen Church
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Image:  King John's tomb in Worcester Cathedral (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worcester_Cathedral)   King John: And the Road to Magna Carta, by Stephen Church (https://www.amazon.com/Stephen-Church/e/B01C5N2NEU/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   King John (1166-1216) has long been seen as the epitome of bad kings. The son of the most charismatic couple of the Middle Ages, Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and younger brother of the heroic crusader king Richard the Lionheart, John lived much of his life in the shadow of his family. When in 1199 he became ruler of his family's lands in England and France, John proved unequal to the task of keeping them together. Early in his reign he lost much of his continental possessions, and over the next decade would come perilously close to losing his English kingdom, too. In King John, the medieval historian Stephen Church argues that John's reign, for all its failings, would prove to be a crucial turning point in English history. Though he was a masterful political manipulator, John's traditional ideas of unchecked sovereign power were becoming increasingly unpopular among his subjects, resulting in frequent confrontations. Nor was he willing to tolerate any challenges to his authority. For six long years, John and the pope struggled over the appointment of the Archbishop of Canterbury, a clash that led to the king's excommunication. As king of England, John taxed his people heavily to fund his futile attempt to reconquer the lands lost to the king of France. The cost to his people of this failure was great, but it was greater still for John. In 1215, his subjects rose in rebellion against their king and forced upon him a new constitution by which he was to rule. The principles underlying this constitution—enshrined in the terms of Magna Carta—would go on to shape democratic constitutions across the globe, including our own. In this authoritative biography, Church describes how it was that a king famous for his misrule gave rise to Magna Carta, the blueprint for good governance.  https://www.amazon.com/King-John-Road-Magna-Carta-ebook/dp/B00PWX7RPQ/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=   ..  .. ..  
Feb 21, 2021
1194: 7/8 King John: And the Road to Magna Carta, by Stephen Church
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Image:   John Foxe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Foxe) 's Book of Martyrs (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Martyrs) , officially titled Acts and Monuments, which took a positive view of John's reign   King John: And the Road to Magna Carta, by Stephen Church (https://www.amazon.com/Stephen-Church/e/B01C5N2NEU/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   King John (1166-1216) has long been seen as the epitome of bad kings. The son of the most charismatic couple of the Middle Ages, Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and younger brother of the heroic crusader king Richard the Lionheart, John lived much of his life in the shadow of his family. When in 1199 he became ruler of his family's lands in England and France, John proved unequal to the task of keeping them together. Early in his reign he lost much of his continental possessions, and over the next decade would come perilously close to losing his English kingdom, too. In King John, the medieval historian Stephen Church argues that John's reign, for all its failings, would prove to be a crucial turning point in English history. Though he was a masterful political manipulator, John's traditional ideas of unchecked sovereign power were becoming increasingly unpopular among his subjects, resulting in frequent confrontations. Nor was he willing to tolerate any challenges to his authority. For six long years, John and the pope struggled over the appointment of the Archbishop of Canterbury, a clash that led to the king's excommunication. As king of England, John taxed his people heavily to fund his futile attempt to reconquer the lands lost to the king of France. The cost to his people of this failure was great, but it was greater still for John. In 1215, his subjects rose in rebellion against their king and forced upon him a new constitution by which he was to rule. The principles underlying this constitution—enshrined in the terms of Magna Carta—would go on to shape democratic constitutions across the globe, including our own. In this authoritative biography, Church describes how it was that a king famous for his misrule gave rise to Magna Carta, the blueprint for good governance.  https://www.amazon.com/King-John-Road-Magna-Carta-ebook/dp/B00PWX7RPQ/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=   ..  .. ..    
Feb 21, 2021
1194: 6/8 King John: And the Road to Magna Carta, by Stephen Church
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Image:   Ever since the loss of Normandy John had been building up a coalition of rulers in Germany (https://www.britannica.com/place/Germany) and the Low Countries (https://www.britannica.com/place/Low-Countries) to assist him against the French king. His chief ally was Otto IV (https://www.britannica.com/biography/Otto-IV) , king of Germany and Holy Roman emperor. Plans for a campaign in Poitou (https://www.britannica.com/place/Poitou) proved very unpopular in England, especially with the northern barons. In 1214 John’s allies were defeated at Bouvines (https://www.britannica.com/event/Battle-of-Bouvines-1214) , and the king’s own campaign in Poitou disintegrated. John had to withdraw and return home to face his disgruntled barons.  Here: King Otto IV.     King John: And the Road to Magna Carta, by Stephen Church (https://www.amazon.com/Stephen-Church/e/B01C5N2NEU/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   King John (1166-1216) has long been seen as the epitome of bad kings. The son of the most charismatic couple of the Middle Ages, Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and younger brother of the heroic crusader king Richard the Lionheart, John lived much of his life in the shadow of his family. When in 1199 he became ruler of his family's lands in England and France, John proved unequal to the task of keeping them together. Early in his reign he lost much of his continental possessions, and over the next decade would come perilously close to losing his English kingdom, too. In King John, the medieval historian Stephen Church argues that John's reign, for all its failings, would prove to be a crucial turning point in English history. Though he was a masterful political manipulator, John's traditional ideas of unchecked sovereign power were becoming increasingly unpopular among his subjects, resulting in frequent confrontations. Nor was he willing to tolerate any challenges to his authority. For six long years, John and the pope struggled over the appointment of the Archbishop of Canterbury, a clash that led to the king's excommunication. As king of England, John taxed his people heavily to fund his futile attempt to reconquer the lands lost to the king of France. The cost to his people of this failure was great, but it was greater still for John. In 1215, his subjects rose in rebellion against their king and forced upon him a new constitution by which he was to rule. The principles underlying this constitution—enshrined in the terms of Magna Carta—would go on to shape democratic constitutions across the globe, including our own. In this authoritative biography, Church describes how it was that a king famous for his misrule gave rise to Magna Carta, the blueprint for good governance.  https://www.amazon.com/King-John-Road-Magna-Carta-ebook/dp/B00PWX7RPQ/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=   ..  .. ..  
Feb 21, 2021
1194: 5/8 King John: And the Road to Magna Carta, by Stephen Church
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Image: Section of the Bayeux Tapestry showing the final stages of the battle of Hastings (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hastings)   King John: And the Road to Magna Carta, by Stephen Church (https://www.amazon.com/Stephen-Church/e/B01C5N2NEU/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   King John (1166-1216) has long been seen as the epitome of bad kings. The son of the most charismatic couple of the Middle Ages, Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and younger brother of the heroic crusader king Richard the Lionheart, John lived much of his life in the shadow of his family. When in 1199 he became ruler of his family's lands in England and France, John proved unequal to the task of keeping them together. Early in his reign he lost much of his continental possessions, and over the next decade would come perilously close to losing his English kingdom, too. In King John, the medieval historian Stephen Church argues that John's reign, for all its failings, would prove to be a crucial turning point in English history. Though he was a masterful political manipulator, John's traditional ideas of unchecked sovereign power were becoming increasingly unpopular among his subjects, resulting in frequent confrontations. Nor was he willing to tolerate any challenges to his authority. For six long years, John and the pope struggled over the appointment of the Archbishop of Canterbury, a clash that led to the king's excommunication. As king of England, John taxed his people heavily to fund his futile attempt to reconquer the lands lost to the king of France. The cost to his people of this failure was great, but it was greater still for John. In 1215, his subjects rose in rebellion against their king and forced upon him a new constitution by which he was to rule. The principles underlying this constitution—enshrined in the terms of Magna Carta—would go on to shape democratic constitutions across the globe, including our own. In this authoritative biography, Church describes how it was that a king famous for his misrule gave rise to Magna Carta, the blueprint for good governance.  https://www.amazon.com/King-John-Road-Magna-Carta-ebook/dp/B00PWX7RPQ/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=  
Feb 21, 2021
1193: 4/8 King John: And the Road to Magna Carta, by Stephen Church
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Image: John, King of England   King John: And the Road to Magna Carta, by Stephen Church (https://www.amazon.com/Stephen-Church/e/B01C5N2NEU/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   King John (1166-1216) has long been seen as the epitome of bad kings. The son of the most charismatic couple of the Middle Ages, Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and younger brother of the heroic crusader king Richard the Lionheart, John lived much of his life in the shadow of his family. When in 1199 he became ruler of his family's lands in England and France, John proved unequal to the task of keeping them together. Early in his reign he lost much of his continental possessions, and over the next decade would come perilously close to losing his English kingdom, too. In King John, the medieval historian Stephen Church argues that John's reign, for all its failings, would prove to be a crucial turning point in English history. Though he was a masterful political manipulator, John's traditional ideas of unchecked sovereign power were becoming increasingly unpopular among his subjects, resulting in frequent confrontations. Nor was he willing to tolerate any challenges to his authority. For six long years, John and the pope struggled over the appointment of the Archbishop of Canterbury, a clash that led to the king's excommunication. As king of England, John taxed his people heavily to fund his futile attempt to reconquer the lands lost to the king of France. The cost to his people of this failure was great, but it was greater still for John. In 1215, his subjects rose in rebellion against their king and forced upon him a new constitution by which he was to rule. The principles underlying this constitution—enshrined in the terms of Magna Carta—would go on to shape democratic constitutions across the globe, including our own. In this authoritative biography, Church describes how it was that a king famous for his misrule gave rise to Magna Carta, the blueprint for good governance.  https://www.amazon.com/King-John-Road-Magna-Carta-ebook/dp/B00PWX7RPQ/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=   ..  .. ..  
Feb 21, 2021
1193: 3/8 King John: And the Road to Magna Carta, by Stephen Church
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Image:  A silver (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver) King John penny (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny)   King John: And the Road to Magna Carta, by Stephen Church (https://www.amazon.com/Stephen-Church/e/B01C5N2NEU/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   King John (1166-1216) has long been seen as the epitome of bad kings. The son of the most charismatic couple of the Middle Ages, Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and younger brother of the heroic crusader king Richard the Lionheart, John lived much of his life in the shadow of his family. When in 1199 he became ruler of his family's lands in England and France, John proved unequal to the task of keeping them together. Early in his reign he lost much of his continental possessions, and over the next decade would come perilously close to losing his English kingdom, too. In King John, the medieval historian Stephen Church argues that John's reign, for all its failings, would prove to be a crucial turning point in English history. Though he was a masterful political manipulator, John's traditional ideas of unchecked sovereign power were becoming increasingly unpopular among his subjects, resulting in frequent confrontations. Nor was he willing to tolerate any challenges to his authority. For six long years, John and the pope struggled over the appointment of the Archbishop of Canterbury, a clash that led to the king's excommunication. As king of England, John taxed his people heavily to fund his futile attempt to reconquer the lands lost to the king of France. The cost to his people of this failure was great, but it was greater still for John. In 1215, his subjects rose in rebellion against their king and forced upon him a new constitution by which he was to rule. The principles underlying this constitution—enshrined in the terms of Magna Carta—would go on to shape democratic constitutions across the globe, including our own. In this authoritative biography, Church describes how it was that a king famous for his misrule gave rise to Magna Carta, the blueprint for good governance.  https://www.amazon.com/King-John-Road-Magna-Carta-ebook/dp/B00PWX7RPQ/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=  
Feb 21, 2021
1193: 2/8 King John: And the Road to Magna Carta, by Stephen Church
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Image:  Images of warfare in the thirteenth century.   King John: And the Road to Magna Carta, by Stephen Church (https://www.amazon.com/Stephen-Church/e/B01C5N2NEU/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   King John (1166-1216) has long been seen as the epitome of bad kings. The son of the most charismatic couple of the Middle Ages, Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and younger brother of the heroic crusader king Richard the Lionheart, John lived much of his life in the shadow of his family. When in 1199 he became ruler of his family's lands in England and France, John proved unequal to the task of keeping them together. Early in his reign he lost much of his continental possessions, and over the next decade would come perilously close to losing his English kingdom, too. In King John, the medieval historian Stephen Church argues that John's reign, for all its failings, would prove to be a crucial turning point in English history. Though he was a masterful political manipulator, John's traditional ideas of unchecked sovereign power were becoming increasingly unpopular among his subjects, resulting in frequent confrontations. Nor was he willing to tolerate any challenges to his authority. For six long years, John and the pope struggled over the appointment of the Archbishop of Canterbury, a clash that led to the king's excommunication. As king of England, John taxed his people heavily to fund his futile attempt to reconquer the lands lost to the king of France. The cost to his people of this failure was great, but it was greater still for John. In 1215, his subjects rose in rebellion against their king and forced upon him a new constitution by which he was to rule. The principles underlying this constitution—enshrined in the terms of Magna Carta—would go on to shape democratic constitutions across the globe, including our own. In this authoritative biography, Church describes how it was that a king famous for his misrule gave rise to Magna Carta, the blueprint for good governance.  https://www.amazon.com/King-John-Road-Magna-Carta-ebook/dp/B00PWX7RPQ/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Feb 21, 2021
1193: 1/8 King John: And the Road to Magna Carta, by Stephen Church
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Image:  A drawing of the effigy of King John in Worcester Cathedral.   John (24 December 1166 – 19 October 1216) was King of England (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_England) from 1199 until his death in 1216. He lost the Duchy of Normandy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duchy_of_Normandy) and most of his other French lands to King Philip II of France (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_II_of_France) , resulting in the collapse of the Angevin Empire (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angevin_Empire) and contributing to the subsequent growth in power of the French Capetian dynasty (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capetian_dynasty) during the 13th century. The baronial revolt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Barons%27_War) at the end of John's reign led to the sealing of Magna Carta (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Carta) , a document sometimes considered an early step in the evolution of the constitution of the United Kingdom (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_of_the_United_Kingdom) .     King John: And the Road to Magna Carta, by Stephen Church (https://www.amazon.com/Stephen-Church/e/B01C5N2NEU/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   King John (1166-1216) has long been seen as the epitome of bad kings. The son of the most charismatic couple of the Middle Ages, Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and younger brother of the heroic crusader king Richard the Lionheart, John lived much of his life in the shadow of his family. When in 1199 he became ruler of his family's lands in England and France, John proved unequal to the task of keeping them together. Early in his reign he lost much of his continental possessions, and over the next decade would come perilously close to losing his English kingdom, too. In King John, the medieval historian Stephen Church argues that John's reign, for all its failings, would prove to be a crucial turning point in English history. Though he was a masterful political manipulator, John's traditional ideas of unchecked sovereign power were becoming increasingly unpopular among his subjects, resulting in frequent confrontations. Nor was he willing to tolerate any challenges to his authority. For six long years, John and the pope struggled over the appointment of the Archbishop of Canterbury, a clash that led to the king's excommunication. As king of England, John taxed his people heavily to fund his futile attempt to reconquer the lands lost to the king of France. The cost to his people of this failure was great, but it was greater still for John. In 1215, his subjects rose in rebellion against their king and forced upon him a new constitution by which he was to rule. The principles underlying this constitution—enshrined in the terms of Magna Carta—would go on to shape democratic constitutions across the globe, including our own. In this authoritative biography, Church describes how it was that a king famous for his misrule gave rise to Magna Carta, the blueprint for good governance.  https://www.amazon.com/King-John-Road-Magna-Carta-ebook/dp/B00PWX7RPQ/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=  
Feb 21, 2021
1192: Last Stand at Khe Sanh: 4of4: The U.S. Marines' Finest Hour in Vietnam Kindle Edition. by Gregg Jones (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1945. An aerial view of the Viet Cong infested Tay Ninh Province 45 miles northwest of Saigon. - NARA - 531439   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Last Stand at Khe Sanh: 4of4: The U.S. Marines' Finest Hour in Vietnam Kindle Edition. by Gregg Jones (https://www.amazon.com/Gregg-Jones/e/B00GRLNHJC/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Last-Stand-Khe-Sanh-Marines-ebook/dp/B00G1SD5GQ/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=gregg+jones&qid=1613864496&s=digital-text&sr=1-2 Last Stand at Khe Sanh is a vivid, fast-paced account of the dramatic 1968 confrontation, when 6,000 US Marines held off 30,000 North Vietnamese Army regulars at a remote mountain stronghold. Based on extensive archival research and more than 100 interviews with participants, author Gregg Jones captures the courage and camaraderie of the defenders and delivers the fullest account yet of this epic battle.
Feb 21, 2021
1192: Last Stand at Khe Sanh: 3of4: The U.S. Marines' Finest Hour in Vietnam Kindle Edition. by Gregg Jones (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1962.  [Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson standing among group of Vietnamese soldiers and Americans during a visit to Saigon, South Vietnam] / TOH.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Last Stand at Khe Sanh: 3of4: The U.S. Marines' Finest Hour in Vietnam Kindle Edition. by Gregg Jones (https://www.amazon.com/Gregg-Jones/e/B00GRLNHJC/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Last-Stand-Khe-Sanh-Marines-ebook/dp/B00G1SD5GQ/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=gregg+jones&qid=1613864496&s=digital-text&sr=1-2 Last Stand at Khe Sanh is a vivid, fast-paced account of the dramatic 1968 confrontation, when 6,000 US Marines held off 30,000 North Vietnamese Army regulars at a remote mountain stronghold. Based on extensive archival research and more than 100 interviews with participants, author Gregg Jones captures the courage and camaraderie of the defenders and delivers the fullest account yet of this epic battle.
Feb 21, 2021
1192: Last Stand at Khe Sanh: 2of4: The U.S. Marines' Finest Hour in Vietnam Kindle Edition. by Gregg Jones (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1957. [Paris-Saigon-Wings of Mercy]   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Last Stand at Khe Sanh: 2of4: The U.S. Marines' Finest Hour in Vietnam Kindle Edition. by Gregg Jones (https://www.amazon.com/Gregg-Jones/e/B00GRLNHJC/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Last-Stand-Khe-Sanh-Marines-ebook/dp/B00G1SD5GQ/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=gregg+jones&qid=1613864496&s=digital-text&sr=1-2 Last Stand at Khe Sanh is a vivid, fast-paced account of the dramatic 1968 confrontation, when 6,000 US Marines held off 30,000 North Vietnamese Army regulars at a remote mountain stronghold. Based on extensive archival research and more than 100 interviews with participants, author Gregg Jones captures the courage and camaraderie of the defenders and delivers the fullest account yet of this epic battle.
Feb 21, 2021
1192: Last Stand at Khe Sanh: 1of4: The U.S. Marines' Finest Hour in Vietnam Kindle Edition. by Gregg Jones (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1919. Saigon. La Pointe des Blagueurs -- Le Paul-Lecat sur rade.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Last Stand at Khe Sanh: 1of4: The U.S. Marines' Finest Hour in Vietnam Kindle Edition. by Gregg Jones (https://www.amazon.com/Gregg-Jones/e/B00GRLNHJC/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Last-Stand-Khe-Sanh-Marines-ebook/dp/B00G1SD5GQ/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=gregg+jones&qid=1613864496&s=digital-text&sr=1-2 Last Stand at Khe Sanh is a vivid, fast-paced account of the dramatic 1968 confrontation, when 6,000 US Marines held off 30,000 North Vietnamese Army regulars at a remote mountain stronghold. Based on extensive archival research and more than 100 interviews with participants, author Gregg Jones captures the courage and camaraderie of the defenders and delivers the fullest account yet of this epic battle.
Feb 21, 2021
1188: Recalling Newsom while advancing Harris. @DevinNunes CA-22
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication. Hudson-Cippa-Wolf Ranch, Granary, Sorento Road, Sacramento, Sacramento County, CA   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Recalling Newsom while advancing Harris. @DevinNunes CA-22 https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/california-democrats-scramble-to-fight-newsom-recall-close-ranks/ar-BB1dO7tm?fbclid=IwAR1QNdxtnyjhu8almLVJuMSE_-wVc9yusPRI8qRU8j_u4Ok-HEz0iif_7g4
Feb 20, 2021
1189: The Toronto Blue Jays open the season as refugees from the virus. Host.
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1876. Downtown Toronto, looking northwest up Church Street from east side of the street, just south of Lombard Street.  Metropolitan Church and St. Michael's Cathedral visible in distance.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Toronto Blue Jays open the season as refugees from the virus. Host. https://www.nj.com/yankees/2021/02/mlb-rumors-covid-will-force-yankees-to-return-to-florida-for-regular-season-games-vs-blue-jays.html
Feb 20, 2021
1191: From what derive a person’s fundamental rights? The debate continues. @GorkaKatie, @KatharineCGorka, @Heritage,
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Image:   The Bill of Rights amendments add to the Constitution specific guarantees of personal freedoms and rights, clear limitations on the government's power in judicial and other proceedings, and explicit declarations that all powers not specifically granted to the U.S. Congress by the Constitution are reserved for the states or the people. Here:  Magna Carta, or the Great Charter, was one of England's first documents containing commitments by a king to his people to respect certain legal rights. It reduced the power of the monarch.   Katherine Gorka, @GorkaKatie, @KatharineCGorka, @Heritage, HeritageCenter for Civil Society and the American Dialogue; The Federalist; in re:  Hegel was important to the US govt, turning over and over the tragedy of slavery. The slaveholders held that deriving authority from God Almighty was not correct; that authority comes from history. Southerners changed from individual to group rights, meaning that rights can change.  Exact same argument as today’s purveyors of identity politics.     We see a repeat of a contest that played out tragically once before. The winners there held that he Constitution means something; that all Men are created equal, and all are equal before the law. In today’s new thinking, it's not obvious that the progressives challenge [equality]  They hold that there is no absolute truth. Privileged and protected groups; oppressors and oppressed; all hearken back to ideas derived from Hegel. “You derive your rights from custom, culture and tradition” – but pull down statues that precisely illustrate custom, culture and tradition.”  Within minutes of Biden’s inauguration, The 1776 Commission was [effaced.] It was not controversial; merely restated [the obvious].  What do we do with our history? Our history is critical; we learn form the past—without the past, we're not a nation, culture, people and, most importantly, we don't get to learn from our mistakes.   Left fails to realize that if you don’t derive your rights from something fixed, then some elite gets to decide what your rights are.   Does the Biden administration have an idea of who decides our rights?  “It’s the role of government.” That’s how the swamp evolved: we can perfect Man and society by having a bureaucracy that makes ever more decisions.    
Feb 20, 2021
1191: #NewAmericanCivilWar: What the 1860s teach us about the Democratic surge in 2021. Michael E Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis
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Image: 1860s #NewAmericanCivilWar: What the 1860s teach us about the Democratic surge in 2021. Michael E Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis   Michael E Vlahos: @JHUWorldCrisis; Johns Hopkins; in re:  Two impeachment trials, the second unfinished as the [allegations] are repeated again and again.  Secessionists /slavers were derided New England as “lawless.”  The South was nationally dominant—but eventually overreached. Will blue now take over or secede?  Not secede. The Republican party of that time gave us populism similar to what MR Trump brought.  In demanding submission, . . .  to bring down the opposition, find a way to use force to make the opposition submit; but that rarely works. The vast majority of Americans are not ready to embrace the woke-ism of blue. Woke-ism is not the dominant [view].    
Feb 20, 2021
1191: #NewAmericanCivilWar: The Show Trial continues; and why? Michael E Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis
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Image:  Show trial: Bukharin and Rykov, shortly before the trial in 1938. Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin (9 October 1888 – 15 March 1938) was a Bolshevik revolutionary, Soviet politician, Marxist philosopher and prolific author on revolutionary theory  . . . Following the trial and execution of Zinoviev, Kamenev, and other leftist Old Bolsheviks in 1936, Bukharin and Rykov were arrested on 27 February 1937 following a plenum of the Central Committee and were charged with conspiring to overthrow the Soviet state.   Michael E Vlahos: @JHUWorldCrisis; Johns Hopkins; in re: Are we in a civil war?  Looking for road signs. The escalation becomes obvious only after violence starts. One indication is the show trial of the president at the beginning of the pandemic; then a second show trial ending with a not guilty verdict in the Senate in February 2021.  A show trial is part of the narrative that, here, the Democrats seek to establish.  Blue and red, global and national; urban and rural. The Speaker of the House announces a commission to investigate 6 Jan events. Why?  The new president had said, “Enough about Donald Trump.”  Strategy of persecution/inquisitions of red; now charged with being potentially criminal. In operatic terms, the Show trial of February is he basis fir creating a criminal case against red, being called an evil, terrorist element; blue-controlled media.  Leading to an emplacement of an anti-red pogram, institutional stance by the dominant agencies of law enforcement. Donald rump was the bridge, is now left behind. Salon.com: “Now the Republicans are the party of terrorism.” This commission, like the 9/11 Commission, which provided impetus for War on terrorism, and all that stripped away civil liberties and protection for Americans, the Patriot Act. Blue’s goal is to put aside the electoral factor that’ll keep them in power, instead create a dispensation from outside politics to criminalize red.  Will criminalize the populardimensions of red.  GOP [such as Romney]: You can be rump Republicans, Vichy collaborators. The others will be “terrorists.” Blue will then be in total control.   HR 1: bill that’ll upend electoral politics by creating a system inherently and forever going to wire outcomes in any election for blue; doing this via shenanigans to allow blue to dominate for the next several generations.  Anyone will be able vote with no oversight or control. Reminiscent of 1860s.  https://www.anewcivilwar.com/post/show-trial-bellows-of-civil-war ..  .. ..  ..  .. ..  ..  .. ..  ..  .. ..  
Feb 20, 2021
1189: #ClasssicScience: Trilobites. Natalie Angier, @NYTimes.
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Photo: Trilobites from, The Geological Story briefly told. An introduction to geology ... With numerous illustrations   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow #ClasssicScience: Trilobites. Natalie Angier @NYTimes. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/04/science/when-trilobites-ruled-the-world.html Researchers have identified some 20,000 trilobite species, which range in adult size from a quarter-inch to the dimensions of a kitchen tabletop. Some scurried on the sea floor or buried into the sediment and ate detritus. Others swam or floated near the surface and may have hunted small invertebrates. “They can have scoops or shovels, be fantastically spiny or beautifully streamlined,” Dr. Hughes said. “They diverged to really explore their evolutionary space, but they maintain that common body plan” — the three vertical lobes, or trilobes, that give the class its name. Researchers were long at a loss to explain the origins of all the architectural partitioning. They believed that early trilobites lived flatly, like flounders, and only later would take advantage of their longitudinal seams to begin enrolling — curling up into a ball, armadillo-style, to protect their soft underparts….”
Feb 20, 2021
1189: Man's Best Friends. @JamesGorman
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Photo: Watercolor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watercolor) tracing made by archaeologist Henri Breuil (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Breuil) from a cave painting (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cave_painting) of a wolf-like canid, Font-de-Gaume (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Font-de-Gaume) , France dated 19,000 years ago.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Man's Best Friends. @JamesGorman Based on the differences between the genome of the new species, called the Taimyr wolf, and the genomes of modern wolves and dogs, the researchers built a family tree that shows wolves and dogs splitting much earlier than the 11,000 to 16,000 years ago that a study in 2014 concluded."... http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/22/science/family-tree-of-dogs-and-wolves-is-found-to-split-earlier-than-thought.html?ref=science&_r=0
Feb 20, 2021
1189: #ClassicScience: Flight. @JamesGorman
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Photo: A roseate tern (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roseate_tern) uses its low wing loading and high aspect ratio to achieve low speed flight. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow #ClassicScience: Flight. @JamesGorman http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/09/science/training-birds-to-aid-a-scientific-breakthrough.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&bicmp=AD&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&bicmst=1409232722000&bicmet=1419773522000
Feb 20, 2021
1189: Massachusetts biosurgical device maker Arch Therapeutics wins FDA approval, raises capital and readies to go to market with its much-needed self-assembling wound system. Terry Norchi, CEO and founder, ArchTherapeutics.com
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1882.  South Framingham, Massachusetts : 1882   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Massachusetts biosurgical device maker Arch Therapeutics wins FDA approval, raises capital and readies to go to market with its much-needed self-assembling wound system. Terry Norchi, CEO and founder, ArchTherapeutics.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/terrence-norchi-16529521/ https://www.wbjournal.com/article/arch-therapeutics-to-raise-69-million IN US OTC: ARTH https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/ARTH
Feb 20, 2021
1190: A Republican who favors $15 minimum wage and why. @genemarks @Guardian #SmallBusinessAmerica
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Image:  FSA (Farm Security Administration) client with mules bought by government loan, Southeast Missouri Farms   Gene Marks,  @genemarks @Guardian  #SmallBusinessAmerica @Guardian, Philadelphia Inquirer, and at TheHill; in re:  The Payroll Protection Program. Two alternatives if you need financing:  1.  The Economic Injury Disaster Loans at sba.gov; long-term, 30-year maturity loans, 3.75 % interest; a $100,000 loan will cost about $400/mo. 2. SBA:  Either Section 7A or 504 loan program; can borrow up to $5 million; first three mos of payments, principal and interest, are automatically forgiven. Need to get it through an SBA lender. Apply for a 7A loan for working capital eqpt, by another business.  Have till 20 Sept 2021.   One of Gene’s Republican clients, a manufacturer, supports a $15/hr minimum wage because Alabama competitor needs to pay only half that, which puts unfair pressure on me.   The mask-free supermarket: in Naples, Florida: the owner, Alfie Oakes, opposes masks, put up a sign saying “Masks required unless you’re medically exempt.”  Nobody wears a mask.  Very risky business model.   A cash crunch for small-business owners:  Alignable reports that 32% have only one month of cash reserves; may be not as widespread as the report suggests.     Alternatives to PPP loans—if you weren’t eligible https://www.marketwatch.com/story/alternatives-to-ppp-loansif-you-werent-eligible-11613154765   New Report Reveals Cash Crunch For Small Business Owners https://www.franchising.com/articles/new_report_reveals_cash_crunch_for_small_business_owners.html   A mask-free supermarket has made news – but it's publicity you can live without https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/feb/14/a-mask-free-supermarket-has-made-news-but-its-publicity-you-can-live-without     More bosses are using software to monitor remote workers. Not everyone is happy about it https://www.zdnet.com/article/more-bosses-are-using-software-to-monitor-remote-workers-not-everyone-is-happy-about-it/   My client is a lifelong Republican – and he supports a minimum-wage rise https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/feb/18/republicans-minimum-wage-small-business
Feb 20, 2021
1190: Startups dominate the pandemic. @genemarks @Guardian #SmallBusinessAmerica
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Image:  Trade and business.  Sheet with 8 representations of craftsmen and professions, such as street seller and woodworker. Below each image a two-line verse.    Gene Marks,  @genemarks @Guardian  #SmallBusinessAmerica @Guardian, Philadelphia Inquirer, and at TheHill; in re: Not only Philadelphia, but nationally: US Census Data released info about start-ups.  Had 4.3 million apps for new businesses nationwide in 2020, compared to 3.5 million filed in 2019, a 23% increase.  In Philly, large numbers; in PA, a 26% increase. Why and where? A lot are starting up at home—time on hands and a need for income.  Also, a lot of work-from-home employees who can add a little income.  eCommerce increased from 35 to 40%, people selling in Amazon and eBay.  Training companies. Schoolteachers starting educational services. Even in the blue states, with higher taxes, people opened start-ups.  Red states also ranked high in start-ups in per capita.  Make sure your start-up is within walking distance of a Philadelphia cheese steak.  We're on the cusp of what may be an economic boom: industrial production, imports increased, housing starts, retail sales —is the recovery already here and we don't yet see it, or is it imminent?  People are buying online and haven’t even got started yet. Savings rate is at 13% on average, which is high. Build-up of household wealth, fueled by being stuck at home.  As soon as we’re released to go out, we’ll fill restaurants, travel, et al.  The govt will wonder how to rein it in. Today, even dog food is massively delivered, along with restaurant food. If you’re a restaurant owner who’s survived, you’ll have less competition and a hungry population.  A lot of cities are letting outdoor eateries continue.   Start-ups are surging across the U.S. It may be a good to time to launch a home-based business in Philly. https://www.inquirer.com/business/small-business/pandemic-home-based-businesses-startup-jobless-free-time-20210216.html   Retail Sales Increase 5.3% https://www.census.gov/retail/marts/www/marts_current.pdf   Imports Strong, Exports Weak https://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2021/02/la-area-port-traffic-strong-imports.html https://www.freightwaves.com/news/new-video-shows-massive-scope-of-california-box-ship-traffic-jam   Industrial production increased 0.9 percent in January. https://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/g17/Current/default.htm https://www.advisorperspectives.com/dshort/updates/2021/02/17/the-big-four-industrial-production-up-0-9-in-january   U.S. housing starts fall in January; permits soar https://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-housing-starts-fall-january-140133206.html   New startups soared in 2020, but 'red' states aren't as attractive as expected  https://amp.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/18/new-startups-soared-in-2020-but-red-states-arent-a/
Feb 20, 2021
1190: Recalling Newsom and abandoning San Francisco. @JCBliss, #PacificWatch
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Image:  Stanford University Quadrangle, Stanford University Campus, Stanford, Santa Clara County, CA.  “Too many rich kids are accepted.”   Tuition: $53,529 USD   Jeff Bliss: @JCBliss, #PacificWatch, in re: The petition to recall the California governor”: have about 1.8 million signatures so far, need 2 million to assure having 1.5 mil accurate signatures. Will likely get n the ballot; then, in the voting booth, have to decide if you want him recalled, A lot of Democratic money coming in to fight.   Why are they recalling Gavin Newsom?  A San Francisco supervisor says criminals are now targeting residents: because so many employees from the suburbs and environs are gone, the crooks are attacking locals.  SF is the center of a great boom; people leaving because it’s too expensive, is clearly unsafe, and doesn’t seem to have a bright future because the governance is so bad. “I’ll move from SF, at $4,000/mo to share a studio, to Dallas, where I can get a large apartment for $1,500.”  Streets are a mess, people are hurting, crimes against law-abiding citizens.  In Sacramento, home of the supermajority of the Democrats:  people fleeing because public schools are [closed] thanks to the teachers’s union.  Parents refuse to let their children be hostage to the teachers.  Stanford University:  “It’s letting in too many rich students.”  Has the faculty looked at the tuition bill??  Stanford has had to cut a lot of programs because of the covid crisis. http://endoftheamericandream.com/the-reason-why-a-lot-of-people-are-leaving-san-francisco-might-surprise-you/  
Feb 20, 2021
1190: The Democrats turn on Cuomo. @DanHenninger, @WSJOpinion
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Image:  Frank Costello, half-length portrait, seated, behind microphone, testifying before the Kefauver Committee investigating organized crime / World Telegram & Sun photo by Al Aumuller.   Dan Henninger: @DanHenninger, @WSJOpinion; editorial board and Wonder Land column; in re: Donald Trump left the presidency on 20 January, less than a month ago, and Andrew Cuomo is fighting for his political life: from April and May 2020, he set aside the legislature and everybody in New York’s political life.    Cuomo routinely overruled mayors (incl Syracuse, Buffalo, many others) and school board across the state. It came to pass that he and his health department issued a directive whereby elderly covid patients transferred from hospitals were to go into nursing homes—where, not surprisingly, they passed the coronavirus to other patients.  Cuomo said that about 8,000 people died; it was about twice that number.  Cuomo with an iron fist has refuse d to clarify that number. Now the feds and the state are investigating.   Because this is entirely a Democratic state, none of this could have happened without Democratic approval.  Cuomo is accused of having seriously threatened Mr Kim, a Queens pol. Cuomo routinely rips in to Democrats; until recently had enormous power, but now has only enemies. The AG is Letitia James, left and Democrat, who first issued the startling report. Sen Schumer, who’s looking at a primary challenge from AOC, is, possibly with Cuomo, perhaps considered too moderate to suit the incoming very left. Until a few months ago, Cuomo had the celebrity to be considered a presidential candidate; but almost surely no longer.   https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-catches-andrew-cuomo-11613603167
Feb 20, 2021
1189: Sprout Lands: 4of4: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees Kindle Edition by William Bryant Logan (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: Nothofagus betuloides (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothofagus_betuloides) , Tierra del Fuego, Argentina   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Sprout Lands: 4of4: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees Kindle Edition by William Bryant Logan (https://www.amazon.com/William-Bryant-Logan/e/B001IXRP2Y/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Sprout-Lands-Tending-Endless-Trees/dp/B07RGR4QKK/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sproutland&qid=1564441773&s=audible&sr=1-1 Once, farmers knew how to make a living hedge and fed their flocks on tree-branch hay. Rural people knew how to prune hazel to foster abundance: both of edible nuts, and of straight, strong, flexible rods for bridges, walls, and baskets. Townspeople cut their beeches to make charcoal to fuel ironworks. Shipwrights shaped oaks to make hulls. No place could prosper without its inhabitants knowing how to cut their trees so they would sprout again. 
Feb 20, 2021
1189: Sprout Lands: 3of4: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees Kindle Edition by William Bryant Logan (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: Winter trees, rural New work State.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Sprout Lands: 3of4: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees Kindle Edition by William Bryant Logan (https://www.amazon.com/William-Bryant-Logan/e/B001IXRP2Y/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Sprout-Lands-Tending-Endless-Trees/dp/B07RGR4QKK/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sproutland&qid=1564441773&s=audible&sr=1-1 Once, farmers knew how to make a living hedge and fed their flocks on tree-branch hay. Rural people knew how to prune hazel to foster abundance: both of edible nuts, and of straight, strong, flexible rods for bridges, walls, and baskets. Townspeople cut their beeches to make charcoal to fuel ironworks. Shipwrights shaped oaks to make hulls. No place could prosper without its inhabitants knowing how to cut their trees so they would sprout again. 
Feb 20, 2021
1189: Sprout Lands: 2of4: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees Kindle Edition by William Bryant Logan (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: Gnarled trees near the water   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Sprout Lands: 2of4: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees Kindle Edition by William Bryant Logan (https://www.amazon.com/William-Bryant-Logan/e/B001IXRP2Y/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Sprout-Lands-Tending-Endless-Trees/dp/B07RGR4QKK/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sproutland&qid=1564441773&s=audible&sr=1-1 Once, farmers knew how to make a living hedge and fed their flocks on tree-branch hay. Rural people knew how to prune hazel to foster abundance: both of edible nuts, and of straight, strong, flexible rods for bridges, walls, and baskets. Townspeople cut their beeches to make charcoal to fuel ironworks. Shipwrights shaped oaks to make hulls. No place could prosper without its inhabitants knowing how to cut their trees so they would sprout again. 
Feb 20, 2021
1189: Sprout Lands: 1of4: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees Kindle Edition by William Bryant Logan (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
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Photo: Fig tree, sycamore tree, close up   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Sprout Lands: 1of4: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees Kindle Edition by William Bryant Logan (https://www.amazon.com/William-Bryant-Logan/e/B001IXRP2Y/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1)   (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/Sprout-Lands-Tending-Endless-Trees/dp/B07RGR4QKK/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sproutland&qid=1564441773&s=audible&sr=1-1 Once, farmers knew how to make a living hedge and fed their flocks on tree-branch hay. Rural people knew how to prune hazel to foster abundance: both of edible nuts, and of straight, strong, flexible rods for bridges, walls, and baskets. Townspeople cut their beeches to make charcoal to fuel ironworks. Shipwrights shaped oaks to make hulls. No place could prosper without its inhabitants knowing how to cut their trees so they would sprout again. 
Feb 20, 2021
1188: Mitt Romney's version of Very Big Government: taxing the rich to pay for the young. @VeroDeRugy.
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1921. Kindergarten band, 4/7/21 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Mitt Romney's version of Very Big Government: taxing the rich to pay for the young. @VeroDeRugy. https://www.creators.com/read/veronique-de-rugy/02/21/romneys-family-security-act-redistributes-wealth-creates-distortions-grows-government
Feb 20, 2021
1188: VA innovation, US Army invention; DoD precaution. @FRoseDC
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Photo:  Veteran reunion, 1917 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow VA innovation, US Army invention; DoD precaution. @FRoseDC https://govmatters.tv/updates-on-the-veterans-health-administrations-innovation-ecosystem/       https://govmatters.tv/deploying-hypersonic-capabilities-in-the-army/     https://govmatters.tv/cyber-survivability-issues-in-deos-and-other-contracts/
Feb 20, 2021
1188: California exiting & What is to be done? @DevinNunes CA-22
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Photo: The emigrant's farewell. Air: The emigrant's lament. J. Andrews, Publishers, 38 Chatham Street, N. Y   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow California exiting & What is to be done? @DevinNunes CA-22 https://www.wlrn.org/2021-02-11/california-exodus-why-are-so-many-people-leaving-the-golden-state
Feb 20, 2021
1183: Perseverance all nominal on the surface of Mars at Jazero Crater. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.2021. Mars from first glimpse Perseverance.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Perseverance all nominal on the surface of Mars at Jazero Crater. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/perseverance-has-successfully-landed/
Feb 19, 2021
1183: Texas cold bites the gremlins of Big Space Starliner but not the luck of Commercial SpaceX Starship. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1865 Photograph shows a view of Elizabeth Street in Brownsville, Texas, ca. 1865. Commercial buildings line one side of the dirt road and pedestrians walk on the other side. Purchase; Robin Stanford; 2015; (DLC/PP-2015:022). Title from item. Photograph attributed to Louis De Planque, based on a a variant image in Thompson, Jerry and Lawrence T. Jones III, Civil War & Revolution on the Rio Grande Frontier. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 2004, p. 26. Forms part of: The Robin G. Stanford Collection. Digitized 2015 Funding from Center for Civil War Photography.   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Parler & Twitter: @BatchelorShow Texas cold bites the gremlins of Big Space Starliner but not the luck of Commercial SpaceX Starship. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/texas-power-outages-delay-starliner-but-not-starship/
Feb 19, 2021
1187: Meantime, back on Earth, the Texas cold spell stalls Boeing Starliner while SpaceX Starship adapts. Host
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