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April 5, 2020
Photo: Arnold's Oath of Allegiance (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_Allegiance) , May 30, 1778 U.S Colonial government, Benedict Arnold - http://www.ourarchives.wikispaces.net/Archivist+of+the+United+States+David+Ferriero%27s+Favorite+Records Benedict Arnold's Oath of Allegiance, 05/30/1778 Permission details N/A; not subject to copyrightView more (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benedict_Arnold#) Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Benedict_Arnold_oath_of_allegiance.jpg) view terms File:Benedict Arnold oath of allegiance.jpg Created: 30 May 1778 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Founders at Home: 4 of 4: The Building of America, 1735-1817  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Myron Magnet (https://www.amazon.com/Myron-Magnet/e/B001H6MRPW/ref=dp_byline_cont_audible_1) (Author, Narrator), Audible Studios (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Audible+Studios) (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/Founders-Home-Building-America-1735-1817/dp/B00I8921J8/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Myron+Magnet+Founders&qid=1586049895&s=audible&sr=1-1 Why the American Revolution, of all the great revolutions, was the only enduring success. Through the Founders' own voices - and in the homes they designed and built to embody the ideal of domestic happiness they fought to achieve - we come to understand why the American Revolution, of all great revolutions, was the only enduring success. The Founders were vivid, energetic men, with sophisticated worldviews, and this magnificent reckoning of their successes draws liberally from their own eloquent writings on their actions and well-considered intentions.  Richly illustrated with America's historical and architectural treasures, this volume also considers the houses the Founders built with such care and money to reflect their vision for the fledgling nation. That so many great thinkers - Washington, Madison, Hamilton, Jefferson, John Jay, the Lees of Stratford Hall, and polemicist William Livingston - came together to accomplish what rightly seemed to them almost a miracle is a standing historical mystery, best understood by pondering the men themselves and their profound and world-changing ideas.  Through impressive research and an intimate understanding of these iconic patriots, award-winning author Myron Magnet offers fresh insight into why the American experiment resulted in over two centuries of unexampled freedom and prosperity.
April 5, 2020
Photo: Washington's army as it marches toward Valley Forge (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_Forge) William B. T. Trego (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:William_B._T._Trego) - http://www.nationalserviceact.org/9.html , copied from en.wikipedia Painting depicting George Washington (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/George_Washington) leading the Continental Army (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_Army) to Valley Forge (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Valley_Forge) in 1777. Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_March_to_Valley_Forge_William_Trego.png) File:The March to Valley Forge William Trego.png Created: 1883date QS:P571,+1883-00-00T00:00:00Z/9 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Founders at Home: 3 of 4: The Building of America, 1735-1817  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Myron Magnet (https://www.amazon.com/Myron-Magnet/e/B001H6MRPW/ref=dp_byline_cont_audible_1) (Author, Narrator), Audible Studios (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Audible+Studios) (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/Founders-Home-Building-America-1735-1817/dp/B00I8921J8/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Myron+Magnet+Founders&qid=1586049895&s=audible&sr=1-1 Why the American Revolution, of all the great revolutions, was the only enduring success. Through the Founders' own voices - and in the homes they designed and built to embody the ideal of domestic happiness they fought to achieve - we come to understand why the American Revolution, of all great revolutions, was the only enduring success. The Founders were vivid, energetic men, with sophisticated worldviews, and this magnificent reckoning of their successes draws liberally from their own eloquent writings on their actions and well-considered intentions.  Richly illustrated with America's historical and architectural treasures, this volume also considers the houses the Founders built with such care and money to reflect their vision for the fledgling nation. That so many great thinkers - Washington, Madison, Hamilton, Jefferson, John Jay, the Lees of Stratford Hall, and polemicist William Livingston - came together to accomplish what rightly seemed to them almost a miracle is a standing historical mystery, best understood by pondering the men themselves and their profound and world-changing ideas.  Through impressive research and an intimate understanding of these iconic patriots, award-winning author Myron Magnet offers fresh insight into why the American experiment resulted in over two centuries of unexampled freedom and prosperity.
April 5, 2020
Photo: The Boston Massacre, an engraving by patriot Paul Revere.  Paul Revere (1735–1818) - http://media.artgallery.yale.edu/pages/collection/popups/pc_prints/details04.html Boston Massacre engraving by Paul Revere. This is not an accurate depiction of the event (it did not occur in close quarters, nor with the British commander behind his troops) and is thought to be plagiarized from a drawing by artist Henry Pelham (https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Henry_Pelham&action=edit&redlink=1) . There was one (probably) black man, named Crispus Attucks, and 4 other laborers who died that day. Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boston_Massacre.jpg) File:Boston Massacre.jpg Created: 1770date QS:P571,+1770-00-00T00:00:00Z/9 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Founders at Home: 2 of 4: The Building of America, 1735-1817  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Myron Magnet (https://www.amazon.com/Myron-Magnet/e/B001H6MRPW/ref=dp_byline_cont_audible_1) (Author, Narrator), Audible Studios (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Audible+Studios) (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/Founders-Home-Building-America-1735-1817/dp/B00I8921J8/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Myron+Magnet+Founders&qid=1586049895&s=audible&sr=1-1 Why the American Revolution, of all the great revolutions, was the only enduring success. Through the Founders' own voices - and in the homes they designed and built to embody the ideal of domestic happiness they fought to achieve - we come to understand why the American Revolution, of all great revolutions, was the only enduring success. The Founders were vivid, energetic men, with sophisticated worldviews, and this magnificent reckoning of their successes draws liberally from their own eloquent writings on their actions and well-considered intentions.  Richly illustrated with America's historical and architectural treasures, this volume also considers the houses the Founders built with such care and money to reflect their vision for the fledgling nation. That so many great thinkers - Washington, Madison, Hamilton, Jefferson, John Jay, the Lees of Stratford Hall, and polemicist William Livingston - came together to accomplish what rightly seemed to them almost a miracle is a standing historical mystery, best understood by pondering the men themselves and their profound and world-changing ideas.  Through impressive research and an intimate understanding of these iconic patriots, award-winning author Myron Magnet offers fresh insight into why the American experiment resulted in over two centuries of unexampled freedom and prosperity.
April 5, 2020
Photo:  A plan of the city and environs of New York in North America. 1776 Eno, Amos F. (1836-1915), Collector collections In Collections NYPL Collection of American Historical Prints New York Public Library http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/ copyright Copyright info Public Domain http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Founders at Home: 1 of 4: The Building of America, 1735-1817  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Myron Magnet (https://www.amazon.com/Myron-Magnet/e/B001H6MRPW/ref=dp_byline_cont_audible_1) (Author, Narrator), Audible Studios (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Audible+Studios) (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/Founders-Home-Building-America-1735-1817/dp/B00I8921J8/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Myron+Magnet+Founders&qid=1586049895&s=audible&sr=1-1 Why the American Revolution, of all the great revolutions, was the only enduring success. Through the Founders' own voices - and in the homes they designed and built to embody the ideal of domestic happiness they fought to achieve - we come to understand why the American Revolution, of all great revolutions, was the only enduring success. The Founders were vivid, energetic men, with sophisticated worldviews, and this magnificent reckoning of their successes draws liberally from their own eloquent writings on their actions and well-considered intentions.  Richly illustrated with America's historical and architectural treasures, this volume also considers the houses the Founders built with such care and money to reflect their vision for the fledgling nation. That so many great thinkers - Washington, Madison, Hamilton, Jefferson, John Jay, the Lees of Stratford Hall, and polemicist William Livingston - came together to accomplish what rightly seemed to them almost a miracle is a standing historical mystery, best understood by pondering the men themselves and their profound and world-changing ideas.  Through impressive research and an intimate understanding of these iconic patriots, award-winning author Myron Magnet offers fresh insight into why the American experiment resulted in over two centuries of unexampled freedom and prosperity.
April 4, 2020
Image:  Areas allotted to or claimed by barbarian groups in 416–418.  Public domain. Michael E Vlahos, Johns Hopkins, in re:  Where we are in the time of the virus.  The United States and China, and even the United States and continental Europe, as competing civilizations.  Our apparently quite-bright future.  "We are living in an age of correction." Americans enjoy the apocalyptic—as movie fare—and even our literary narratives, past and future, span the narrow range between The Fall of Rome and the End of Civilization (https://www.world-archaeology.com/books/fall-of-rome-and-the-end-of-civilization-the/) , for authoritative past; and World War Z (https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2013/06/the-civilizational-significance-of-zombies/276948/) , or the Zombie Apocalypse, as our future fare.  Our actual human past tells quite a different story. Things actually don't "fall apart." Rather, for at least the last 5,000 years, human activity has built up and built out what might be called "world networks" (following the Greek shorthand, oikoumene, for "known world"). These networks—all of them, including our own present—become elaborate webs of human hubs (cities) and spokes (land and sea thoroughfares).  Then they peak and, at some point, subside. With some exceptions, they do not collapse (yet the subsidence can be dramatic). The Western succession of networks is clearly identifiable: ~3300 BC - 1177 BC: The Bronze Age ~600 BC - ~450/600 AD: Classical Antiquity ~900 - ~1350/1450: High Middle Ages ~1700 - ~1914: The Global "Modern" 1972 - 2020: Global Modernity II
April 4, 2020
Image: One of the two confirmed photos of Lincoln[1] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gettysburg_Address#cite_note-1) [2] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gettysburg_Address#cite_note-2) [3] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gettysburg_Address#cite_note-3) (center, facing camera) at Gettysburg, taken about noon, just after he arrived and some three hours before his speech. To his right is his bodyguard, Ward Hill Lamon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ward_Hill_Lamon) . Michael E Vlahos, Johns Hopkins, in re: Surprise attack, with a US government unenthusiastic about acknowledging the worst right off the bat. Why should it? We were smack in the middle of the best economy in history. John Buford rides into Gettysburg in 1863, wondering where Lee’s army is. Next morning, news of Henry Heath’s heavy infantry division on the Chambersburg road. At that moment, the Union was in an existential risk, no reason to think they could get out of it.  Similar to how the virus seems to be winning now. First, take a deep breath and look at the situation again, Tempted to panic? In fact the Union was sitting pretty, having scouted the area for months.  We thought Pearl Harbor was the end, but Japan was brittle and riding entirely on the Kedo Butai.
April 4, 2020
Image: Sailors analyze, detect and defensively respond to unauthorized activity within U.S. Navy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Navy) information systems and computer networks.  Public domain. Patrick Tucker, DefenseOne technology editor; in re:    Thermal imaging of a person: can detect temperature within a couple of degrees Celsius.  Explosion of sales worldwide. Wuhan flu can pass asymptomatically, but  customer base has shifted from militaries to a broad range of civilian forms.  Cyberhackers out of China in the time of the virus: has been heavy since January. Hacking key industries, defense, everything. Especially American healthcare.  Puzzling.  While the Chinese govt was trying to suppress the virus and also information, it was still heavily engaged in this familiar but malign activity. [Leopards don’t change their spots.] https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2020/03/chinese-hackers-attacked-foreign-health-care-military-oil-networks-coronavirus-hit-china/164078/?oref=d-river https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2020/03/thermal-camera-market-explodes-coronavirus-spreads/164050/?oref=d-river https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2020/03/us-navy-working-keep-subs-and-destroyers-becoming-covid-19-hotspots/163942/?oref=d-river
April 4, 2020
Image: Very slightly less-worse sardine seating:  3+3 seating layout on a Delta Air Lines narrow body jet (Boeing 737-800 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_737) ) with Zodiac Seats U.S. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zodiac_Seats_U.S.) 5751 slimline seats.  Public domain. Patrick Tucker, DefenseOne technology editor; in re:   A group of Florida researchers used a supercomputer, found that people in an enclosed space can be appropriately managed.  A lot of airborne illnesses: one superspreader in a plane can spread more widely than __; about two rows ahead and behind . . .  Standing waiting for others to load luggage into overhead compartments  [is not wholesome].  New basic safety practices. How to board and disembark.   Commercial space; failure so far of OneWeb, satellite communications.  Rocket Lab, New Zealand government. Areleigh-Burke class.  Temperature readings.  Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Mobley. https://www.govexec.com/technology/2020/04/can-better-airplane-boarding-procedures-slow-spread-coronavirus/164271/
April 4, 2020
Image:  Six Months in 1945: FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman‑from World War to Cold War, by Michael Dobbs (https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Dobbs/e/B001HD1VOS/ref=dp_byline_cont_audible_1) .   Bob Walter (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Bob+Walter) (Narrator), Random House Audio (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_3?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Random+House+Audio) (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged https://www.amazon.com/Six-Months-1945-Stalin-Churchill/dp/B009RFH28M/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= From the author of the best-selling One Minute to Midnight,  Six Months in 1945 is a rivetting account of the pivotal six-month period spanning the end of World War II, the dawn of the nuclear age, and the beginning of the Cold War. When Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill met in Yalta in February 1945, Hitler's armies were on the run and victory was imminent. The Big Three wanted to draft a blueprint for a lasting peace, but instead set the stage for a 44-year division of Europe into Soviet and Western spheres of influence.  After fighting side by side for nearly four years, their political alliance was rapidly fracturing. By the time the leaders met again in Potsdam in July 1945, Russians and Americans were squabbling over the future of Germany and Churchill was warning about an "iron curtain" being drawn down over the Continent.  These six months witnessed some of the most dramatic moments of the 20th century: the cataclysmic battle for Berlin, the death of Franklin Roosevelt, the discovery of the Nazi concentration camps, Churchill's electoral defeat, and the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan. While their armies linked up in the heart of Europe, the political leaders maneuvered for leverage: Stalin using his nation's wartime sacrifices to claim spoils, Churchill doing his best to halt Britain's waning influence, FDR trying to charm Stalin, Truman determined to stand up to an increasingly assertive Soviet superpower.  Six Months in 1945 brilliantly captures this momentous historical turning point, chronicling the geopolitical twists behind the descent of the iron curtain, while illuminating the aims and personalities of larger-than-life political giants. It is a vividly rendered story of individual and national interests in fierce competition at a seminal moment in history.
April 4, 2020
Image: American soldiers view a pile of corpses found in the newly liberated Buchenwald concentration camp (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buchenwald_concentration_camp) in April 1945 Six Months in 1945: FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman‑from World War to Cold War, by Michael Dobbs (https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Dobbs/e/B001HD1VOS/ref=dp_byline_cont_audible_1) .   Bob Walter (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Bob+Walter) (Narrator), Random House Audio (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_3?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Random+House+Audio) (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged https://www.amazon.com/Six-Months-1945-Stalin-Churchill/dp/B009RFH28M/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= From the author of the best-selling One Minute to Midnight,  Six Months in 1945 is a rivetting account of the pivotal six-month period spanning the end of World War II, the dawn of the nuclear age, and the beginning of the Cold War. When Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill met in Yalta in February 1945, Hitler's armies were on the run and victory was imminent. The Big Three wanted to draft a blueprint for a lasting peace, but instead set the stage for a 44-year division of Europe into Soviet and Western spheres of influence.  After fighting side by side for nearly four years, their political alliance was rapidly fracturing. By the time the leaders met again in Potsdam in July 1945, Russians and Americans were squabbling over the future of Germany and Churchill was warning about an "iron curtain" being drawn down over the Continent.  These six months witnessed some of the most dramatic moments of the 20th century: the cataclysmic battle for Berlin, the death of Franklin Roosevelt, the discovery of the Nazi concentration camps, Churchill's electoral defeat, and the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan. While their armies linked up in the heart of Europe, the political leaders maneuvered for leverage: Stalin using his nation's wartime sacrifices to claim spoils, Churchill doing his best to halt Britain's waning influence, FDR trying to charm Stalin, Truman determined to stand up to an increasingly assertive Soviet superpower.  Six Months in 1945 brilliantly captures this momentous historical turning point, chronicling the geopolitical twists behind the descent of the iron curtain, while illuminating the aims and personalities of larger-than-life political giants. It is a vividly rendered story of individual and national interests in fierce competition at a seminal moment in history.
April 4, 2020
Image: Cecelienhof, site of the Potsdam Conference; view from Neuer Garten Six Months in 1945: FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman‑from World War to Cold War, by Michael Dobbs (https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Dobbs/e/B001HD1VOS/ref=dp_byline_cont_audible_1) .   Bob Walter (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Bob+Walter) (Narrator), Random House Audio (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_3?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Random+House+Audio) (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged https://www.amazon.com/Six-Months-1945-Stalin-Churchill/dp/B009RFH28M/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= From the author of the best-selling One Minute to Midnight,  Six Months in 1945 is a rivetting account of the pivotal six-month period spanning the end of World War II, the dawn of the nuclear age, and the beginning of the Cold War. When Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill met in Yalta in February 1945, Hitler's armies were on the run and victory was imminent. The Big Three wanted to draft a blueprint for a lasting peace, but instead set the stage for a 44-year division of Europe into Soviet and Western spheres of influence.  After fighting side by side for nearly four years, their political alliance was rapidly fracturing. By the time the leaders met again in Potsdam in July 1945, Russians and Americans were squabbling over the future of Germany and Churchill was warning about an "iron curtain" being drawn down over the Continent.  These six months witnessed some of the most dramatic moments of the 20th century: the cataclysmic battle for Berlin, the death of Franklin Roosevelt, the discovery of the Nazi concentration camps, Churchill's electoral defeat, and the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan. While their armies linked up in the heart of Europe, the political leaders maneuvered for leverage: Stalin using his nation's wartime sacrifices to claim spoils, Churchill doing his best to halt Britain's waning influence, FDR trying to charm Stalin, Truman determined to stand up to an increasingly assertive Soviet superpower.  Six Months in 1945 brilliantly captures this momentous historical turning point, chronicling the geopolitical twists behind the descent of the iron curtain, while illuminating the aims and personalities of larger-than-life political giants. It is a vividly rendered story of individual and national interests in fierce competition at a seminal moment in history.
April 4, 2020
Image: From left to right: Winston Churchill (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston_Churchill) , Franklin D. Roosevelt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_D._Roosevelt) and Joseph Stalin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Stalin) . Also present are Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vyacheslav_Molotov) (far left); Field Marshal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_Marshal_(United_Kingdom)) Sir Alan Brooke (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Brooke,_1st_Viscount_Alanbrooke) , Admiral of the Fleet Sir Andrew Cunningham, RN (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Cunningham,_1st_Viscount_Cunningham_of_Hyndhope) , Marshal of the RAF Sir Charles Portal, RAF (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Portal,_1st_Viscount_Portal_of_Hungerford) , (standing behind Churchill); General (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_(United_States)) George C. Marshall (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_C._Marshall) , Chief of Staff of the United States Army (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_of_Staff_of_the_United_States_Army) , and Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy, USN (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_D._Leahy) , (standing behind Roosevelt) Six Months in 1945: FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman‑from World War to Cold War, by Michael Dobbs (https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Dobbs/e/B001HD1VOS/ref=dp_byline_cont_audible_1) .   Bob Walter (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Bob+Walter) (Narrator), Random House Audio (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_3?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Random+House+Audio) (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged https://www.amazon.com/Six-Months-1945-Stalin-Churchill/dp/B009RFH28M/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= From the author of the best-selling One Minute to Midnight,  Six Months in 1945 is a rivetting account of the pivotal six-month period spanning the end of World War II, the dawn of the nuclear age, and the beginning of the Cold War. When Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill met in Yalta in February 1945, Hitler's armies were on the run and victory was imminent. The Big Three wanted to draft a blueprint for a lasting peace, but instead set the stage for a 44-year division of Europe into Soviet and Western spheres of influence.  After fighting side by side for nearly four years, their political alliance was rapidly fracturing. By the time the leaders met again in Potsdam in July 1945, Russians and Americans were squabbling over the future of Germany and Churchill was warning about an "iron curtain" being drawn down over the Continent.  These six months witnessed some of the most dramatic moments of the 20th century: the cataclysmic battle for Berlin, the death of Franklin Roosevelt, the discovery of the Nazi concentration camps, Churchill's electoral defeat, and the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan. While their armies linked up in the heart of Europe, the political leaders maneuvered for leverage: Stalin using his nation's wartime sacrifices to claim spoils, Churchill doing his best to halt Britain's waning influence, FDR trying to charm Stalin, Truman determined to stand up to an increasingly assertive Soviet superpower.  Six Months in 1945 brilliantly captures this momentous historical turning point, chronicling the geopolitical twists behind the descent of the iron curtain, while illuminating the aims and personalities of larger-than-life political giants. It is a vividly rendered story of individual and national interests in fierce competition at a seminal moment in history.
April 4, 2020
Image:  The Russian Navy Udaloy-class destroyer RFS Admiral Panteleyev (BPK 548) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise 2012. * Public domain. Tyler Rogoway, @Aviation_Intel,  The Drive at The War Zone, in re:  Large, fat submarines. Think: Kursk event.  Are among the quietest in Russia’s inventory.  Dealing with the same Wuhan flu problems we are; had to take the sub in and put sailors into quarantine. Same for a Dutch sub. These are tighter-packed than a space ship. Russian reports are extremely opaque.  Putin in yellow gear—N95 times a hundred.   Deployment of Truman and Eisenhower in the Persian Gulf.  One is of the two is heading to the Pacific right now. Iran initiate a conflict with the US?  Yugely unlikely—despite our slight indisposition at the moment, we simply have too much power . ..  ..  .. * Twenty-two nations, 42 ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial RIMPAC from June 29 to Aug. 3, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea-lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2012 is the 23rd exercise in the series that began in 1971.
April 4, 2020
Image:  Raven Rock Mountain Complex (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raven_Rock_Mountain_Complex) logo. Public domain. Tyler Rogoway, @Aviation_Intel, The Drive at The War Zone, in re:  N95 mask:  part of basic kit for blocking viruses.  Ideally, should be pennies per mask in bulk. How is it that this part of the strategic national stockpile is so short?  Need 3.5 billion for a pandemic. This is the biggest such oversight in US history. We had every warning—SARS, MERS, swine flu, H1N1.  After the last, the Obama Adm never replenished; later, neither did the Trump Adm. Site R (Raven Rock Mountain Complex [RRMC]) inside a mountain north of DC, and Mount Weather. These are NORAD-type complexes, cities built inside a mountain and equipped to withstand a nuclear blast. Continuity of command structure. The Israeli bunker: a doorway that opens for vehicles; it goes down many levels.  Built to house hundreds of people at a time.  It's right inside Jerusalem, rather in the open.
April 4, 2020
Image: FBI Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide Andrew C McCarthy, Ball of Collusion, and Thaddeus McCarthy, American Greatness, in re: the Pelosi intention to probe Trump Admin #in the time of the virus
April 4, 2020
Photo:  The w:First National Bank Building (Pittsburgh) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_National_Bank_Building_(Pittsburgh)) before 1912 renovations, 511 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Architect: D. H. Burnham & Company. Date | circa 1909 Source | http://www.phlf.org/education-department/burnham-company-in-pittsburgh/ Author | Unknown author Permission (Reusing this file (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Reusing_content_outside_Wikimedia) ) | public domain | This media file is in the public domain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/public_domain) in the United States (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/United_States) .  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow #SmallBusinessAmerica: Big banks flop: 2 of 2: on Day One of the Payroll Protection Program. @GeneMarks There’s a lot of federal money available for coronavirus-impacted small businesses. Get your share. https://www.inquirer.com/business/small-business/coronavirus-sba-disaster-loan-small-business-cares-act-20200402.html How the stimulus could fail https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/1/why-the-covid-19-small-business-stimulus-package-c/ Banks warn of 'utter chaos' in new small business lending program https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/banks-warn-utter-chaos-new-small-business-lending-program-n1175336 Now is the time for the banks to show they really care about small businesses https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/apr/01/banks-small-business-coronavirus Welcome to the fake recession https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/490372-welcome-to-the-fake-recession
April 4, 2020
Photo: English: Interior bank lobby of Chemical National Bank (Chemical Bank) ca. 1913 Date | 1 January 1913 Source | https://books.google.com/books?id=1XkaAAAAMAAJ Author | Chemical Bank | This media file is in the public domain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/public_domain) in the United States (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/United_States) . http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow #SmallBusinessAmerica: Big banks flop: 1 of 2: on Day One of the Payroll Protection Program. @GeneMarks There’s a lot of federal money available for coronavirus-impacted small businesses. Get your share. https://www.inquirer.com/business/small-business/coronavirus-sba-disaster-loan-small-business-cares-act-20200402.html How the stimulus could fail https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/1/why-the-covid-19-small-business-stimulus-package-c/ Banks warn of 'utter chaos' in new small business lending program https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/banks-warn-utter-chaos-new-small-business-lending-program-n1175336 Now is the time for the banks to show they really care about small businesses https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/apr/01/banks-small-business-coronavirus Welcome to the fake recession https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/490372-welcome-to-the-fake-recession
April 4, 2020
Photo: The Proclamation of the German Empire (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proclamation_of_the_German_Empire_(paintings)) (3rd version; 1885) Anton von Werner (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Anton_von_Werner) - Museen Nord / Bismarck Museum: Picture (http://www.museen-sh.de/ml/einzBild.php?s=2&t=1&sparte=museen&pid=&page=1&action=vonsuche&suce=&inst=37&museenmitbild=&b=68&nameInst=Bismarck-Museum&r=1) The third version of the proclamation of Prussian king Wilhelm I as German Emperor at Versailles, by Anton von Werner. The first two versions were destroyed in the Second World War. This version was commissioned by the Prussian royal family for chancellor Bismarck's 70th birthday. Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wernerprokla.jpg) File:Wernerprokla.jpg Created: 1885date QS:P571,+1885-00-00T00:00:00Z/9 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow #TheScalaReport (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TheScalaReport) : Is the virus the beginning of the end of the utopian dream of the EU?  Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com (https://t.co/mxdzcX7gXy)   #ScalaAPS (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ScalaAPS) @STRATACACHE (https://twitter.com/STRATACACHE/) https://www.ft.com/content/d7d08772-7583-11ea-95fe-fcd274e920ca
April 4, 2020
Photo: Maynard Dixon Description | English: San Joaquin Valley, California-Erosion by Maynard Dixon, 1921, oil on board, 10 1/8 x 13 ½ inches Date | 1921 Source/Photographer | ArtDaily.com Permission (Reusing this file (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Reusing_content_outside_Wikimedia) ) |  | This work was never published (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Publication) prior to January 1, 2003, and is currently in the public domain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The San Joaquin Valley breadbasket works and waits #in the time of the virus. @DevinNunes CA22 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-04-01/california-farmworkers-coronavirus https://www.modbee.com/news/business/article241655951.html
April 4, 2020
Photo: A trial by jury (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trial_by_jury) is unusual in almost all countries for non-criminal cases David Henry Friston (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:David_Henry_Friston) - Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News Engraving of Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury. Permission details This work is in the public domain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/public_domain) in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries%27_copyright_lengths) is the author's life plus 100 years or fewer. You must also include a United States public domain tag (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Copyright_tags/Country-specific_tags#United_States_of_America) to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States. This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/deed.en) View more (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tort_reform#) Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Trial_by_Jury_-_Chaos_in_the_Courtroom.png) view terms File:Trial by Jury - Chaos in the Courtroom.png Created: 1 May 1875 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow FISA abuse confirmed by Horowitz & What is to be done? @DevinNunes CA22 https://www.nationalreview.com/news/fisa-hawks-lee-leahy-say-damning-horowitz-fbi-audit-makes-clear-our-work-is-not-done/
April 4, 2020
Image:  Looking northeast at Brooklyn Hospital Center (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn_Hospital_Center) on a sunny midday. ZIP 11201. Charles Gasparino, Fox Business, and brother of a hero at Brooklyn Hospital, in re: Can Jamie Dimon once again rescue the situation?  Esp BofA isn’t working right: it’s looking for reasons not to process loans.   Dimon waited till today to roll out the loans:  “We don’t have to be first; we just have to do it right.”  This is not a financial crisis, it's a health crisis. Charlie’s brother, a distinguished physician (thrown out of high school, got an associate’s degree, got into Stony Brook then Columbia; has been doing critical care ever since). A martial art expert. Now working 14-hour days as head of critical care at Brooklyn Hospital.  I worry about him.   Treatment cocktail of vitamin C and the rest shows positive results. Once someone goes on a respirator, it's really hard to get them off. People between the ages of 50 and 70 are deathly ill. Heads critical care at Brooklyn Hospital. / We’ll blow through the $350 billion quickly.  Horse trading: Jamie Dimon wants relaxation of the Davis-Bacon Act; Pelosi wants specific infrastructure
April 4, 2020
Photo: This artist's concept depicts a faraway solar system like our own -- except for one big difference. Planets and asteroids circle around not one, but two suns. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope found evidence that such solar systems might be common in the universe. Spitzer did not see any planets directly, but it detected dust that is kicked up from disks of asteroids and comets like the one depicted here. The disks were spotted circling all the way around several double, or binary, stars, some of which were closer together than Earth is to our sun. In fact, Spitzer found more disks in orbit around close-knit binary stars than single stars. This could mean that planets prefer two parent stars to one, but more research is needed to figure out exactly what's going on. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ.of Ariz. . http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow ESA reengages its Solar System probes #in the time of the virus.  Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/esa-resumes-science-operations-on-orbiting-spacecraft/
April 4, 2020
Photo: Earth. NASA  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Will the time of the virus delay manned Dragon return to ISS? Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/?s=Dragon
April 4, 2020
Image:  Jeff Bliss, Pacific Watch, in re:  Somebody tried to ram a train into a ship, the USNS Mercy, in San Diego harbor.  Astounding. He thought the ship was being used to house not medical help but something nefarious.  Surfer off Malibu on a large surfboard, told by lifeguards to come in, he tried to escape; LA County police boat managed to get him back on the beach, where he was arrested. Bay Area has banned certain bags: the reusable variety is thought to harbor viruses so people need to use reusable plastic bags —or be arrested and fined. Citizens are buying huge volumes of booze for online cocktail parties.  Restaurants are serving lots of [take-out mixed drinks?].
April 4, 2020
Image:  Lenin's funeral (1925), by Isaak Brodsky (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaak_Brodsky) (detail). Dan Henninger, Wall Street Journal editorial board, in re:  Politics, and the future of Democratic activities. .. На картине изображены (слева направо): А.И. Ульянова-Елизарова (спиной), неизвестный (в полупрофиль), Г.Е. Зиновьев, Л.Б. Каменев, Н.К. Крупская (у изголовья), Ф.Э. Дзержинский, И.В. Сталин, М.И. Калинин, неизвестный, А.И. Рыков, Я.Э. Рудзтак (в профиль), А.С. Енукидзе (на переднем плане в профиль), Н.И. Бухарин (на втором плане), С.С. Каменев (на переднем плане). Первый вариант картины Бродский выполнил в 1924 году. С апреля этого года государство в лице Центральной комиссии по увековечиванию памяти В.И. Ленина установило жесткий контроль за всеми видами его изображения, обосновывая это опасностью усвоения широкими слоями населения искаженного внешнего образа вождя. В марте 1925 года художник направляет репродукцию картины в Комиссию и получает отрицательный отзыв. В этом же году он готовит другой вариант картины. Партийные покровители художника - члены комиссии Авель Енукидзе и Климент Ворошилов одобрили новую работу, разрешив к распространению. Переданная в Центральный музей В.И. Ленина из института Маркса-Энгельса-Ленина в 1936 году, картина вскоре попала в запасники. Циркуляром от 16 октября 1950 года картину было предложено передать на спецхранение в Министерство госбезопасности с примечанием: "Бродский И. У гроба вождя. Колонный зал Дома Союзов. Имеется изображение Каменева, Зиновьева, Рыкова, Енукидзе".
April 3, 2020
Image:  The Official Seal of Chief of Staff of Islamic Republic of Iran Armed Forces.  Public domain. Gregory R Copley, Defense and Foreign Affairs, in re: Rethinking Iran after the virus. 1 of 2.
April 3, 2020
Image:  18th century mirror writing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_writing) in Ottoman (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman_Empire) calligraphy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calligraphy) . Depicts the phrase 'Ali is the vicegerent of God' in both directions. Public domain.  [Truly genius calligrapher] Gregory R Copley, Defense and Foreign Affairs, in re: Rethinking Iran after the virus. 1 of 2.
April 3, 2020
Image:  Anti-communist (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-communism) propaganda in a 1947 comic book published by the Catechetical Guild Educational Society warning of "the dangers of a Communist takeover." (Public domain.) Today, some large US media firms simply repeat Chinese propaganda that defames the entire Western world and crows about its own brilliance.  Bizarre. Andy McCarthy: statistics about fatality rates in China are much more modest than those in the US.  This is obviously Chinese propaganda, and nonetheless is being reported by official organs [including the WHO].   Thaddeus McCotter: We’re also seeing the US media not reporting anything about essential matters: no statistics at all from China, and acting as though Beijing isn’t putting people in concentration camps—Uyghurs, Kazakhs—as though the CCP cared a whit about the lives of their own citizens, which it’s never yet been seen to do. By artificially keeping their numbers low they’re endangering the lives of their own people and all the rest of us.
April 3, 2020
Image:  Shangdang Campaign (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shangdang_Campaign) , September–October 1945 Michael Auslin, @MichaelAuslin, Hoover, in re:  [A fairly comprehensive review of current CCP malfeasance.]  The Chinese regime lied to Wuhan whistleblowers and to the world at large.  We cannot allow China to rewrite history, let alone be praised for its deeds.  The regime knew how serious it was early on.  We’re past the point of accepting anything China says at face value; they mustn’t ever again be allowed to get away with making a statement that we not only accept but on which we base our actions, which we did this time.  Wuhanese are crowdsourcing among themselves to figure out how many have died there.  The regime says a little over 3,000; Radio Free Asia and BBC are reporting 46,000.  We need to publicize the fact that the Chinese regime is lying. We need to expose and counter the lies as they're being repeated by fellow-travellers who, incomprehensibly, parrot the CCP lies, saying we need to learn from China; this disinformation is being spread internationally.  We need at the least to de-fund the WHO, whose leader is [a stooge for Xi Jinping  –ed.].   World governance is at risk: if China gets away with lying to the WHO and the world community, I don't see how we can talk about functioning civil society when the world’s second-strongest power not only blatantly acted in irresponsible, immoral and illegal ways, but literally plunged the world into the most serious crisis since World War II. Podcast:  https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgxwHMZTJhKHrFnTGWxxnSbPmbTDx?projector=1&messagePartId=0.4
April 3, 2020
Image:   Joseph Pappalardo, @PappalardoJoe , Popular Mechanics, in re: In the time of the virus, our most important deterrents are the nuclear weapons guarded by the USAF.  In Montana, Malmstrom Air Force Base, 341st missile wing, within Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC).  Spreading out these bases is good for security—can keep track of who’s around—and if missiles with multiple warheads arrive, widespread separation of targets is beneficial.
April 3, 2020
Photo: Two Chinese men in a cangue Date | 24 June 1900 Source | LOC (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1900-06-24/ed-1/seq-36/) Author | new york tribune | This media file is in the public domain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/public_domain) in the United States (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/United_States) . http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow "Blood on his hands" Democrats & What is to be done? @SebGorka #AmericaFirst
April 3, 2020
Photo:  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Bloomberg and Biden: "With the charisma of an old shoe." @SebGorka #AmericaFirst
April 3, 2020
Photo: English: Herzl Street in 1920עברית: רחוב הרצל ,Original Image Name: רחוב הרצל ,Notes: source: documentors - Vivienne Silver Brody ,Location: תל אביב Date | 1920 Source | The Israel Internet Association via the PikiWiki - Israel free image collection project (http://www.pikiwiki.org.il/?action=gallery&img_id=52616) Author | Avraham Soskin Permission (Reusing this file (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Reusing_content_outside_Wikimedia) ) |  | This work has been released into the public domain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:public_domain) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Blood libel #in the time of the virus. Marc Greendorfer Marc Greendorfer, the founder of Zachor Legal Institute, is an experienced attorney (http://www.trivalleylaw.com/attorneys-1.html) with an extensive background in legal advocacy and scholarship.   Marc’s works have been referred to or cited in opinions by the supreme courts of both the United States and Israel and have received widespread media coverage. In the Supreme Court of Israel’s 2015 ruling upholding Israel’s anti-boycott law, Marc’s paper on the BDS movement was cited by both the majority and dissent. Marc’s work on the legal standing of BDS movement activity has also been instrumental in the enactment of anti-discrimination laws in the United States, most recently with regard to California’s AB 2844. Relevant articles: ·         https://www.newyorker.com/news/the-new-yorker-interview/looking-at-anti-semitism-on-the-left-and-the-right-an-interview-with-deborah-e-lipstadt ·         https://www.foxnews.com/us/anti-semitism-bds-movement-report ·         https://www.adl.org/blog/international-scapegoating-of-israel-and-jews-for-spreading-covid-19 ·         https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-report-by-stopantisemitismorg-and-zachor-legal-institute-exposes-unprecedented-similarities-between-the-bds-movement-and-far-right-groups-to-propagate-anti-semitism-in-the-us-300975046.html ·         https://www.stopantisemitism.org/new-anti-semites-report
April 3, 2020
Photo: English: Moshav Beit-Itzhak, Settlements in Israelעברית: בניית הבתים הראשונים במושב בית יצחק, Original Image Name:הבתים הראשונים, Location:בית יצחק Datum | cca 1940 Zdroj | Beit Itzhak Archive via the PikiWiki - Israel free image collection project (http://www.pikiwiki.org.il/) Autor | עברית: אין מידע Svolení (Užití tohoto souboru (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Pou%C5%BE%C3%ADv%C3%A1n%C3%AD_obsahu_mimo_projekty_Wikimedia) ) |  | This work or image is now in the public domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Public_domain)   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Israel's planning and prevention #in the time of the virus.  Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres
April 3, 2020
Image:  The Lion of Babylon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion_of_Babylon) from a portion of the Ishtar Gate (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishtar_Gate) . The Lion of Babylon has remained a prominent symbol of Iraqi culture; a type of Iraqi battle tank was named after it (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion_of_Babylon_(tank)) . Michael Rubin,  in re:  The scale of the collapse of the medical system in Iran, inability of the regime to communicate commons sense; no idea of the number of deaths but it seems to be high.  Two carrier groups deployed by the US to prevent Iran from thinking they ought to attack.  Soleimani’s successor two days ago landed in Baghdad on what probably was a military mission.  Iraqis urgently don't want to be a battlefield.   . . .  Iran’s economy is so catastrophic that Iraq is subsidizing the IRGC. 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 • https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-trump/trump-warns-iran-against-possible-sneak-attack-on-us-in-iraq-idUSKBN21J6FJ • https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-militias-idUSKBN21J5EZ• https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-accuses-iran-or-its-proxies-of-planning-attack-on-u-s-troops-in-iraq-11585763334 • https://www.washingtoninstitute (https://www.washingtoninstitute/) .
April 3, 2020
Image:  Ethnic groups in the Middle East shown in a pre-World War I British government map. The primary population of the region of Syria is described as "Arabs (settled)" and inland as "Arabs (nomadic)"  Public domain. Itai Brun, Institute of National Security Studies in Israel; in re:  COVID-19 in Israel and the region.  The corona virus is making its way across the Middle East and may [be a harbinger] of certain kinds of collapse; we already have bad governance and wars. Rages of infection are far greater than what’s being reported, esp in Syria and Egypt, among many. Governmental mitigation efforts are being favorably received, but we could be looking at a huge humanitarian disaster.  Israel needs to prepare for the possibility of  [chaos], certainly including Gaza and the West Bank. PA is cooperating with Israel; Gaza, of course, is not.  Even Hamas seems to understand that this is not a good  time for more provocations. In Iran, it’s a huge crisis.  All over the Middle East, populations are quite young; nonetheless, high numbers of refugees and displaced persons. The governments don’t have good data.  Syria,   , and Yemen: we don’t have reports specifically about the virus; official reports are very, very low [and not credible].    We’re not yet at the peak of the outbreak.  Brigadier General (Ret.) Itai Brun joined INSS as a Deputy Director for Research and Analysis in December 2018. In his last position in the IDF he served as the head of Israel Defense Intelligence (IDI) Analysis Division (2011-2015). Prior to this position, he was the head of the Analysis Department in the Israeli Air Force Intelligence and the first director of the IDF's DADO Center for Interdisciplinary Military Studies. He founded the center in late 2006, after the second Lebanon War, and served as its director until January 2011. ‪·         https://www.inss.org.il/publication/coronavirus-in-the-middle-east/ ‪·         https://www.inss.org.il/publication/coronavirus-discussion/ ‪·         https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/significant-drop-in-military-ops-in-the-west-bank-due-to-the-coronavirus-623181 ‪·         https://www.timesofisrael.com/fearing-gaza-virus-spread-hamas-preps-for-mass-quarantines/
April 3, 2020
Image:  Title page of The Remarkable Story of Chicken Little. Public domain. Michael Farren, Mercatus Center, George Mason University, & TheHill; in re:  Skyrocketing unemployment claims: 6.6 million this week.  The national economy has seized.    It’ll get worse before it gets better; it does mean that social distancing is working, diminishing the transmission of the disease. We’re trading off a short financial crisis—a recession—in favor of a recovery sooner. Won’t see needed relief till mid-April or later.   Unemployment insurance in no way can sustain a family; it’s designed to have people continue looking for work, but here we specifically don't want people out looking for work.      This is not a standard recession—the sky isn't falling—this is not the result of deep structural problems; rather, it's a government-induced recession to [avoid something worse].     Canada and Denmark:  don't want people to leave employment and have to file for UE, so he economy can leap out on the other side; Denmark is subsidizing employers for up to 75% of salaries/expense.  Down the road, we need to revamp our plans for such crises.
April 3, 2020
Image:  Conrad Black, NRO and author,  in re: Canada  has a financial-stabilization package of sorts, but a very good low-infection rate internationally. The notion of Americans’s fleeing the US to Canada: it’s not easy to cross the border for no good reason, and Canada’s marginally-better infection rates make it not worth the effort. Mrs Pelosi’s blue-ribbon commission to investigate the virus, where she attributed “blood on his hands” to President Trump. Not a blue-ribbon committee—if she appoints them, it won't be— it looks like simply  a smear job.  . .  .   They have a semi-comatose candidate who’s rising in the polls.    February 1942 fireside chat by FDR:  he delivered [difficult] news; he was sincere, but you could tell he was delivering bad news.   I heard Trump as being cautiously confident that we’d come in under 100,000.   Tactically the right move: tell the people the grim truth, but make sure that the immediate future is hopeful and the future beyond immediate is good. Both FDR and Trump know the scale of risk.
April 3, 2020
Photo: English: President Roosevelt, in the Oval Room of the White House, refers to his own map as he emphasizes a point in his radio address to the people Roosevelt's fireside chat was presented February 23, 1942. In advance of the address Roosevelt asked citizens to have a world map in front of them as they listened to him speak. "I'm going to speak about strange places that many of them never heard of—places that are now the battleground for civilization," he told his speechwriters. "I want to explain to the people something about geography—what our problem is and what the overall strategy of the war has to be. … If they understand the problem and what we are driving at, I am sure that they can take any kind of bad news right on the chin." Sales of new maps and atlases were unprecedented, while many people retrieved old commercial maps from storage and pinned them up on their walls. Date | 23 February 1942 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The "Map" Fireside chat 1942 and Trump vs the virus. @VDHanson @HooverInst https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/coronavirus-pandemic-america-still-global-leader-time-crisis/
April 3, 2020
Photo: Panoramic view of the mining town of Randsburg, in the winter, ca.1900 Photograph of a panoramic view of the mining town of Randsburg, in the winter, ca.1900. Many of the structures are tents. The town and hills behind it are covered with snow. Several people are standing near an unhitched wagon behind a small wooden building in the foreground (lower left). Legible signs include: "Jameson's feed stable", ..."k Cafe", "Randsburg Drugstore", "Granger[?] stage office", ..."& coal yard", "Shepard, Wheeler & Rhodes, U.S. Deputy mineral surveyors, Mining & civil engineers, Abstractors & mining claims", "Mines bought, sold & examined & reports furnished", "Randsburg assay office", "Hempstead's drug store", "New York Hotel", "Randsburg steam bakery", "Eureka chop house", "Harrington House", "Lodging", "Mining surveyor", "Elite Theatre", "St. Elmo cigar store", ..."aster". Call number: CHS-1795 Photographer: Pierce, C.C. (Charles C.), 1861-1946 Filename: CHS-1795 Coverage date: circa 1900 Rights: Digitally reproduced by the USC Digital Library; From the California Historical Society Collection at the University of Southern California Subject (adlf): mine sites This media file is in the public domain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/public_domain) in the United States (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/United_States) .  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow California in the virus and questions to be answered about January and February. @VDHanson @HooverInst https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-pandemic-california-herd-immunity/
April 2, 2020
Photo: August 1863 – General Buford (seated) & staff Mathew Brady (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Mathew_Brady) - http://www.mcmahanphoto.com/lc2170--major-general-john-buford--aids-civil-war-photo-print.html General Buford (seated) and staff. From left to right: Myles Keogh (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myles_Keogh) , John Buford (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Buford) , Peter Penn-Gaskell, Craig Wharton Wadsworth, and Albert Payson Morrow. Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mcmahanphoto_2025_205699633.jpg) File:Mcmahanphoto 2025 205699633.jpg Created: 1 January 1863 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Gettysburg reflections on national alarms in the time of the virus. @SalenaZito @WashingtonExaminer https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/amid-coronavirus-some-seek-inspiration-at-gettysburg?utm_source=Salena+Zito&utm_campaign=6bdb5eaaf8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_04_01_12_57&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_06ac76b2f8-6bdb5eaaf8-11447385
April 2, 2020
Photo:  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow North Korea shows off missile launches and hides the virus. Bruce Bechtol, Angelo State University. @GordonGChang https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/coronavirus-threat-shifted-balance-in-military-readiness-top-us-commander-in-south-korea-says-1.624008
April 2, 2020
Photo:  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Canada's governance, defenses and doubts in the time of the virus. Charles Burton, Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.  @GordonGChang https://twitter.com/ezralevant/status/1244806063746056192 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-canada/canadas-army-not-needed-right-now-to-help-combat-coronavirus-spread-trudeau-says-idUSKBN21G0SX
April 2, 2020
Photo:  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Small business worries for stability of the supply chains and the factories. Jonathan Bass,CEO of PTM Images. @GordonGChang
April 2, 2020
Photo: Artistic depiction of MSL Curiosity rover (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curiosity_(rover)) being lowered from the Skycrane NASA/JPL-Caltech - http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/multimedia/gallery/pia14839.html Curiosity's Sky Crane Maneuver, Artist's Concept This artist's concept shows the sky crane maneuver during the descent of NASA's Curiosity rover to the Martian surface. The entry, descent, and landing (EDL) phase of the Mars Science Laboratory mission begins when the spacecraft reaches the Martian atmosphere, about 81 miles (131 kilometers) above the surface of the Gale crater landing area, and ends with the rover Curiosity safe and sound on the surface of Mars. Entry, descent, and landing for the Mars Science Laboratory mission will include a combination of technologies inherited from past NASA Mars missions, as well as exciting new technologies. Instead of the familiar airbag landing systems of the past Mars missions, Mars Science Laboratory will use a guided entry and a sky crane touchdown system to land the hyper-capable, massive rover. The sheer size of the Mars Science Laboratory rover (over one ton, or 900 kilograms) would preclude it from taking advantage of an airbag-assisted landing. Instead, the Mars Science Laboratory will use the sky crane touchdown system, which will be capable of delivering a much larger rover onto the surface. It will place the rover on its wheels, ready to begin its mission after thorough post-landing checkouts. The new entry, descent and landing architecture, with its use of guided entry, will allow for more precision. Where the Mars Exploration Rovers could have landed anywhere within their respective 93-mile by 12-mile (150 by 20 kilometer) landing ellipses, Mars Science Laboratory will land within a 12-mile (20-kilometer) ellipse! This high-precision delivery will open up more areas of Mars for exploration and potentially allow scientists to roam "virtually" where they have not been able to before. In the depicted scene, the spacecraft's descent stage, while controlling its own rate of descent with four of its eight throttle-controllable rocket engines, has begun lowering Curiosity on a bridle. The rover is connected to the descent stage by three nylon tethers and by an umbilical providing a power and communication connection. The bridle will extend to full length, about 25 feet (7.5 meters), as the descent stage continues descending. Seconds later, when touchdown is detected, the bridle is cut at the rover end, and the descent stage flies off to stay clear of the landing site. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow #HotelMars: Resheduling ExploreMars to august in the Summer of Mars launches. David Livingston SpaceShow.com Chris @Carberry2033 https://www.exploremars.org/about/
April 2, 2020
Photo: http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Closing the Waffle Houses closes small town America in the time of the virus. @SalenaZito @WashingtonExaminer https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/coronavirus-even-closed-the-waffle-house
April 2, 2020
Photo: http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow CARES Act: This time is not different. @JohnTamny @RealClearMarkets https://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2020/03/31/conservatives_and_libertarians_tricked_again_by_pork_and_deficits_487778.html
April 2, 2020
Photo: http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Taiwan remains vigilant in the time of the virus: Atlanta, Georgia locked down. @YatesDCIA @GordonGChang  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52088167
April 2, 2020
Photo: Looking north across Adams Street at the Brooklyn approach to the w:Brooklyn Bridge (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn_Bridge) between 1900 and 1910, with w:Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn-Manhattan_Transit) and streetcar elevated tracks. From (Detroit Publishing Company). http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Careful Abiding in Brooklyn, New York  and Adams Morgan, D.C. in the time of the virus. @Tunku Varadarajan @HooverInst https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-restaurant-at-the-edge-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic-11585324962?utm_source=Hoover+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=f56f5e41f3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_30_06_31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_21b1edff3c-f56f5e41f3-72527561
April 2, 2020
Photo: Comparable design in Chinese export porcelain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_export_porcelain) , c. 1760 Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kinesisk_tallrik_fr%C3%A5n_1770_-_Hallwylska_museet_-_95758.tif) view terms File:Kinesisk tallrik från 1770 - Hallwylska museet - 95758.tif Created: 1770s date QS:P571,+1770-00-00T00:00:00Z/8 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The good news of prompt testing arriving for serology in the time of the virus. @HenryIMiller @PacificResearch https://giftarticle.ft.com/giftarticle/actions/redeem/1fe15ddb-cbe0-418d-baa9-e5cf5bc73cff
April 2, 2020
Photo: Title: Trees, plants and seeds Identifier: CAT31284104 Year: 1900 (https://www.flickr.com/search/?tags=bookyear1900) (1900s (https://www.flickr.com/search/?tags=bookdecade1900) ) Authors: Baker Bros. Nursery (https://www.flickr.com/search/?tags=bookauthorBaker_Bros_Nursery) ; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection (https://www.flickr.com/search/?tags=bookauthorHenry_G_Gilbert_Nursery_and_Seed_Trade_Catalog_Collection) Subjects: Nurseries (Horticulture) Texas Fort Worth Catalogs (https://www.flickr.com/search/?tags=booksubjectNurseries_Horticulture_Texas_Fort_Worth_Catalogs) ; Plants, Ornamental Catalogs (https://www.flickr.com/search/?tags=booksubjectPlants_Ornamental_Catalogs) ; Fruit trees Seedlings Catalogs (https://www.flickr.com/search/?tags=booksubjectFruit_trees_Seedlings_Catalogs) ; Fruit Catalogs (https://www.flickr.com/search/?tags=booksubjectFruit_Catalogs) ; Trees Seedlings Catalogs (https://www.flickr.com/search/?tags=booksubjectTrees_Seedlings_Catalogs) ; Flowers Seeds Catalogs (https://www.flickr.com/search/?tags=booksubjectFlowers_Seeds_Catalogs) ; Vegetables Seeds Catalogs (https://www.flickr.com/search/?tags=booksubjectVegetables_Seeds_Catalogs) Publisher: [Fort Worth, Tex. : Baker Bros. ] (https://www.flickr.com/search/?tags=bookpublisher_Fort_Worth_Tex_Baker_Bros_) Contributing Library: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library (https://www.flickr.com/search/?tags=bookcontributorU_S_Department_of_Agriculture_National_Agricultural_Library) Digitizing Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library (https://www.flickr.com/search/?tags=booksponsorU_S_Department_of_Agriculture_National_Agricultural_Library)     View Book Page: Book Viewer (https://archive.org/stream/CAT31284104/#page/n53/mode/1up) About This Book: Catalog Entry (https://archive.org/details/CAT31284104) View All Images: All Images From Book (https://www.flickr.com/search/?tags=bookidCAT31284104)   Click here to view book online (https://archive.org/stream/CAT31284104/#page/n53/mode/1up) to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book.     Text Appearing Before Image:  48 BAKER BROS., FORT WORTH, TEXAS.   Text Appearing After Image:  UMBRELLA CHINA TREE. CATALPA speciosa. The best tree to plant on sidewalks or other exposed localities. Horses and cattle will not touch it. It is, also, very orna- mental, with its large, heart-shaped leaves, and is especially handsome when covered with its white and fragrant blooms in spring. Its timber is very durable, also, resisting rot for many years. We have a good stock of fine trees. Each Dozen Price, transplanted trees, 10 feet . . .  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Can Joe Biden campaign as the national consoler? @HooverWhalen @HooverInst https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/04/01/joe_exotic_meets_joe_quixotic__142821.html
April 2, 2020
Photo: . 18th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) Date | circa 1900 Source | Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / New York City -- subways. Digital ID: 836137 (http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/id?836137) Author | Unknown author http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow State of the City, State, Union: Questions for Governor Cuomo on the release of prisoners and the infrequent subway service.  @JCats2013 John Catsimatidis @CatsRoundtable @RedAppleTweets https://catsroundtable.com
April 2, 2020
Photo: Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Liberty_ship_construction_11_prepared_for_launch.jpg) File:Liberty ship construction 11 prepared for launch.jpg Created: 1 April 1943 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Can the swift private marketplace respond to the national government's slow caution? @JohnHCochrane @HooverInst https://johnhcochrane.blogspot.com/2020/03/defense-production-vs-markets.html?utm_source=Hoover+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=f56f5e41f3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_30_06_31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_21b1edff3c-f56f5e41f3-72527561
April 2, 2020
Photo:  Chicago - Coliseum (exterior) (LOC) Bain News Service,, publisher.   Chicago - Coliseum (exterior)   [1912] (date created or published later by Bain)   1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.   Notes: Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Photo taken at the 1912 Republican National Convention held at the Chicago Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, June 18-22. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008) Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow How do we hold a national convention and vote in the time of the virus? @LarryDiamon @HooverInst https://www.the-american-interest.com/2020/03/27/how-we-can-manage-the-pandemic-and-preserve-our-democracy/?utm_source=Hoover+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=f56f5e41f3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_30_06_31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_21b1edff3c-f56f5e41f3-72527561
April 2, 2020
Photo: Fair use (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Individualism_and_Economic_Order_(Hayek_book)_cover_art.jpg) File:Individualism and Economic Order (Hayek book) cover art.jpg Uploaded: 2016-01-17 16:20:57 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Friedrich Hayek leads the recovery from the time of the virus: 2 of 2:  @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst https://www.hoover.org/research/grim-costs-total-lockdowns?utm_source=Hoover+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=f56f5e41f3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_30_06_31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_21b1edff3c-f56f5e41f3-72527561
April 2, 2020
Photo: Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Harper_Midway_Chicago.jpg) File:Harper Midway Chicago.jpg Uploaded: 2009-07-13 06:54:14 Location: 41° 46′ 48″ N, 87° 34′ 38″ W (https://tools.wmflabs.org/geohack/geohack.php?pagename=File:Harper_Midway_Chicago.jpg&params=41.78_N_87.577222_W_&language=en) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Friedrich Hayek leads the recovery from the time of the virus: 1 of 2:  @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst https://www.hoover.org/research/grim-costs-total-lockdowns?utm_source=Hoover+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=f56f5e41f3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_30_06_31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_21b1edff3c-f56f5e41f3-72527561
April 2, 2020
Photo: English: Photograph identified as a windmill at Stowmarket in 1900. Author unknown Date | circa 1900 Source | My postcard collection Author | Unknown author Permission (Reusing this file (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Reusing_content_outside_Wikimedia) ) | Copyright expired http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Energy recovery after the virus includes renewables in Texas. Bud Weinstein, Maguire Energy Institute.   Bernard L. Weinstein is associate director of the Maguire Energy Institute and adjunct professor of business economics in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. https://www.insidesources.com/the-greening-of-texas/
April 2, 2020
Photo: English: Man fixing bicycle in front of cottages, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, IrelandDeutsch: Mann, Fahrrad reparierend vor Cottages in Letterkenny, Irland; 1900 Date | 1900 Source | National Library of Ireland http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000051289 Author | Unknown author http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow How does Ireland recover from the time of the virus by learning from the Great Recession? Marc Coleman, Dublin, Ireland. https://octavian.ie https://octavian.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/20-03-29-Covid-19-Irish-economy-brief.pdf
April 2, 2020
Photo: Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rekhmire-tomb-drawing-furniture.jpg) File:Rekhmire-tomb-drawing-furniture.jpg Created: 19 June 2012 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Looking for the Federal Reserve's agility in the recovery from lockdown. @DavidBeckworth @Mercatus https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/03/31/fighting-coronavirus-pandemic-economic-front-column/5088011002/
April 2, 2020
Photo: Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Babylon,_1932.jpg) view terms File:Babylon, 1932.jpg Created: Taken between Sept. 26 and Oct. 12, 1932. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Architecture, Engineering and Construction in the time of the virus. Frank Stasiowski  PSMJ Resources, Inc. https://www.psmj.com/team-members/frank-stasiowski https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490478-construction-continues-despite-rising-concerns-over-coronavirus
April 1, 2020
Image: The Mars Polar Lander is shown on the surface of Mars.  NASA photo. Robert Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com, in re: Mars’s volcanoes.
April 1, 2020
Image: Atronaut Dale Gardner holding a "For Sale" sign / NASA photo Robert Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com, in re:  Commercial space bankruptcy reorganization
April 1, 2020
Image: David J Blumberg, @davidblumberg, founder: Blumberg Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm; in re:  Startups surviving in virus.
April 1, 2020
Image:  San Francisco harbor in 1850 or 1851. During this time, the harbor would become so crowded that ships often had to wait days before unloading their passengers and goods. David J Blumberg, @davidblumberg, founder: Blumberg Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm; in re:  Startups surviving in virus.
April 1, 2020
Photo: English: Regent's Park section of "Improved map of London for 1833, from Actual Survey. Engraved by W. Schmollinger, 27 Goswell Terrace", photographed for Wikipedia by User:Pointillist (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Pointillist) . All rights of the photographer are hereby released. The grey fold mark represents the vertical orientation of the original map. Source | Improved map of London Author | W. Schmollinger http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Londoners depend upon their famous parks in the time of the virus. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion
April 1, 2020
Photo: Gladstone Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Portrait_of_Hawarden_1877_William_Gladstone_(4672759)_(cropped).jpg) File:Portrait of Hawarden 1877 William Gladstone (4672759) (cropped).jpg Created: 1877date QS:P571,+1877-00-00T00:00:00Z/9 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Boris Johnson balancing science, politics and Margaret Thatcher's legacy. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion  https://www.wsj.com/articles/boris-thatcher-and-society-11585591959
April 1, 2020
Photo:  Image from page 110 of "New China and old : personal recollections and observations of thirty years" (1902) Identifier: cu31924023225968 Title: New China and old : personal recollections and observations of thirty years (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookidcu31924023225968) Year: 1902 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookyear1902) (1900s (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookdecade1900) ) Authors:  Moule, Arthur Evans, 1836-1918 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookauthorMoule__Arthur_Evans__1836_1918) Subjects:  Publisher:  London : Seeley and Co., Ltd. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookpublisherLondon___Seeley_and_Co___Ltd_) Contributing Library:  Cornell University Library (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookcontributorCornell_University_Library) Digitizing Sponsor:  MSN (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/booksponsorMSN) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Joe Biden the Mr. Rogers of public access presenting & What is to be done? @LizPeek http://lizpeek.com/coronavirus-biden-claims-attack-virus-better-trump-history-says-otherwise-2/
April 1, 2020
Photo:  Run on 19th Ward Bank, ca. 1907-1914, Bain Collection (LOC) Believed to be in Public Domain. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow First Quarter Bear Market searching for a bottom. @LizPeek @TheHill https://www.marketwatch.com/story/only-one-stock-in-the-dow-rose-during-the-first-quarter-and-it-was-up-by-only-one-penny-2020-03-31?mod=home-page
April 1, 2020
Photo: Español: Vista de Yarumal en 1900. Antioquia, Colombia. Date | 1900 Source | Fotografías tomadas de la colección de Antonio Guzmán publicadas en el libro “Yarumal con presencia 1787-1987” Author | Autor desconocido http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow #NewWorld: Colombia prepares for the virus; Brazil hesitates about the virus. Joseph Humire @SecureFreeSoc Senator Maria Fernanda Cabal @jmhumire (https://twitter.com/jmhumire/) , @MariaFdaCabal (https://twitter.com/MariaFdaCabal/) .
April 1, 2020
Photo: English:Original descriptionCountry store, Venezuela 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company Date | 1905 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow #NewWorld: Narco-terrorist Maduro indicted as the virus preys upon the abandoned Venezuela people.  Joseph Humire @SecureFreeSoc Senator Maria Fernanda Cabal @jmhumire (https://twitter.com/jmhumire/) , @MariaFdaCabal (https://twitter.com/MariaFdaCabal/) .. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/opinion/international-world/maduro-venezuela-trump.html
April 1, 2020
Photo: Photochrom Print Collection Title | Ouchy, Hotel de Chateaux, Geneva Lake, Switzerland Description | Forms part of: Views of Switzerland in the Photochrom print collection.; Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., Catalogue J-foreign section, Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, 1905.; Print no. "9396". Date | between 1890 and 1900 Dimensions | 1 photomechanical print : photochrom, color. Accession number | ppmsc.07112 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Switzerland plans for swift economic recovery from the virus. @PaulR_Gregory @HooverInst https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/489970-should-we-follow-the-swiss-in-dealing-with-covid-19?utm_source=Hoover+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=f56f5e41f3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_30_06_31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_21b1edff3c-f56f5e41f3-72527561
April 1, 2020
Photo:  Caring for Spanish flu victims 1919: American Red Cross volunteers carry a Spanish flu victim, 1919. It is estimated that anywhere from 20 to 100 million people were killed worldwide, or the approximate equivalent of one third of the population of Europe, more than double the number killed in World War I. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The ICU caregivers and the virus. Larry Johnson, Sic Semper Tyrannis. https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-the-nurses-see-bronx-hospital-reels-as-coronavirus-swamps-new-york-11585702641?mod=hp_lead_pos5
March 31, 2020
Photo: http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow ISIS attacks Kabul while boasting of virus protection. @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDD https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2020/03/islamic-state-claims-assault-on-sikh-temple-in-afghan-capital.php
March 31, 2020
Photo: http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Taliban propagandizes the virus while launching attacks.  @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDD https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2020/03/taliban-attacks-against-afghan-security-forces-continue-unabated.php
March 31, 2020
Photo: Image credit: NASA/JPL http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow #HotelMars: Virus postponements, delays, unknowns and webinars continue for space engineering and planetary sciences. David Livingston, Space.show.com
March 31, 2020
Photo:  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow More hard questions for the PRC: unreported virus casualties; disinformation; defective masks and test; trust in the aftermath. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness
March 31, 2020
Photo: English: Milan's skyline. Date15 August 2014, 15:40:25 SourceOwn work AuthorConte di Cavour I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license:This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. 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. share alike – If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same or compatible license as the original. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Italy may be within a week of the peak. Lorenzo Fiori, Civilta della Macchina, Leonardo.  Milano, Italia. https://www.euronews.com/2020/03/30/coronavirus-latest-italy-may-reach-epidemic-peak-soon-officials-say
March 31, 2020
Photo: 200327-N-UV609-1043.JPG Photo By: Petty Officer 1st Class David Mo http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow USNS Mercy is a "release valve" for  the virus-challenged LA hospitals. Captain John R. Rotruck, commanding officer, #USNSMercy. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/27/coronavirus-pandemic.html Mar 27, 2020 LOS ANGELES, California - The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrives in Los Angeles, March 27, 2020. Mercy deployed in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts, and will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals. This allows shore base hospitals to focus their efforts on COVID-19 cases. One of the Department of Defense’s missions is Defense Support of Civil Authorities. DoD is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, as well as state, local and public health authorities in helping protect the health and safety of the American people.
March 31, 2020
Image:  Herod’s northern palace lobby Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents, and Thaddeus McCotter, @ThadMcCotter, American Greatness;  in re; Phoenician culture very much included silver; wars with Rome were related to mineral exploration and Mediterranean expansion. Phoenicians flourished until Hannibal. They spread the alphabet. Archaeology shows them active in the 11th Century BCE.  “Silver Rush.”  A silver ring found at the Herodian palace near Bethlehem; it's inscribed with the name Pontius Pilate (“Pilatus”). The Pilate stone in Caesarea. [“Pontius” was a common name, but “Pilatus” was rare.] , Permissions: Herod’s northern palace lobby עברית: האכסדרה הצפונית בארמון הורדוס , Original Image Name:הרודיון, Notes:אתר ארכאולוגי מתקופת בית שני שבו מבצר דמוי גבעה ועיר מלכותית, שנבנו על ידי המלך הורדוס ונמצאים כ-12 קילומטרים מדרום לירושלים, Location:הרודיון Date10 November 2009   /   Source Yehudit Garinkol via the PikiWiki - Israel free image collection project   /    (http://www.pikiwiki.org.il/?action=gallery&img_id=6120) Authorיהודית גרעין-כל Yehudit Garinkol
March 31, 2020
Image:  “And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils,and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.”        Here:  Stained glass in Church of St Thomas the Apostle, Killinghall, North Yorkshire, England. Church completed in 1880, by architect William Swinden Barber. A three-light window on the south aisle, illustrating Matthew 4.24: "And they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments." Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents, and Thaddeus McCotter, @ThadMcCotter, American Greatness; in re: Gen Gantz essentially destroyed his party; so who gets which portfolio?  Gantz apparently will be defense minister for 18 mos.        IDF has been called in to develop quickly resources relating to the virus: food to homebound, and enforcing isolation.         Syria:  ISIS is taking advantage of the spread of corona, and spreading conspiracy theories ha the US an Israel had created it, Iraq’s weak state capacity: it depends on oil, whose price is so low.  ISIS warned its members to avoid Europe. Trying to weaponize the pandemic.          Prisoner release in Syria, esp Idlib; Russia came down heavily. Kurds. Release of ISIS fighters can become another factor in Syria.        Houthis fired two ballistic missiles to Saudi Arabia. US-based system took the two missiles down; it's all coming from Iran.  Also missiles from Gaza. Iranian agents dragged a dissenter into their embassy and murdered him there.   Another case in Germany, and another such in Denmark.               Iraq:  targetting troops.  New sanctions from State Dept.  IRGC.
March 31, 2020
Image:  Mississippi State Capitol I, Allstarecho (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Allstarecho) , the copyright holder of this work, release this work into the public domain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:public_domain) . This applies worldwide. Permissions:  John Fund, NRO, & David M Drucker, Washington Examiner, in re: Governors take command. Jonathon Tate Reeves, Mississippi.  Andrew Cuomo, New York. The Tenth Amendment flourishes : “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
March 31, 2020
Image: United States Congress meeting, c. 1915 David M Drucker, Washington Examiner, & John Fund, NRO, in re: CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security; which sets the maximum loan amount under the Paycheck Protection Program as 250 percent of average monthly payroll costs, up to a total of $10 million. The amount is intended to cover eight weeks of payroll expenses and any additional amounts for making payments towards debt obligations).
March 31, 2020
Photo:  English: Old China street in Canton, 1856. Date1856 Sourcehttp://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/rise_fall_canton_04/gallery_places/pages/cwC_1856_Heine_OCSt_bx.htm Author Wilhelm Heine  (1827–1885)   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Rethink on the Chinese Communists and the next time of the virus. 2 of 2: Michael Auslin @HooverInst https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/03/26/has_the_us-china_cold_war_now_begun_142778.html
March 31, 2020
Photo: English: Exhibit in the Peabody Essex Museum - Salem, Massachusetts, USA. Date | 11 November 2018, 15:11:28 Source | Own work Author | Daderot (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Daderot) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Rethink on the Chinese Communists and the next time of the virus. 1 of 2: Michael Auslin @HooverInst https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/03/26/has_the_us-china_cold_war_now_begun_142778.html
March 31, 2020
Photo:  Police Patrol (LOC) Bain News Service,, publisher.   Police Patrol   [between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]   1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.   Notes: Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).   Format: Glass negatives.   Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.   Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Law enforcement in the time of the virus:  a warning from Detroit. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-pandemic-law-enforcement-in-a-time-of-crisis/
March 31, 2020
Photo:  Photograph of airmail planes at Elko, Nevada Date: c. 1920   Object number: A.2009-25   Medium: paper; photo-emulsion   Description: Elko, Nevada was part of the last leg of the Post Office Department's transcontinental route. The New York City to Omaha, Nebraska, portion of the route had been in operation since May 1920. On September 8, 1920, the rest of the route, from Omaha to San Francisco, California was opened for airmail flights. Pilots traveled from on the route from Omaha to North Platte, Nebraska; Cheyenne, Rawlins and Rock Springs, Wyoming; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Elko and Reno, Nevada before landing in San Francisco. The initial westbound trip was made at the speed of 80 miles per hour and completed without a forced landing. National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection Photographer: Unknown http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Do you have a right to travel at will during a national emergency? @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-response-president-trump-has-legal-power-to-restrict-travel-between-states/
March 31, 2020
Photo: Caption: New York off New York City for the Victory Review on 27 December 1918. (Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph NH 45145) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow New York at War: 4 of 4:  Four Centuries of Combat, Fear, and Intrigue in Gotham 1st Edition. by Steven H. Jaffe (https://www.amazon.com/Steven-H-Jaffe/e/B001KHHCNU/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1)   (Author) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465036422/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 Stretching from the colonial era to 9/11 and beyond, New York at War is that most rare of books: a work of history that is at once local and international, timely and timeless. Bringing a unique lens to bear on the world's most celebrated and contested city, Jaffe reveals the unimaginable ways the city has changed—and how it has stubbornly endured—under threats both external and internal.
March 31, 2020
Photo: English: New York, 1917. "Landship Recruit on Union Square." The U.S.S. Recruit, a wooden battleship erected by the Navy, served as a World War I recruiting station at Union Square from 1917 to 1920, when it "set sail" for Coney Island. Date | 1917 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow New York at War: 3 of 4:  Four Centuries of Combat, Fear, and Intrigue in Gotham 1st Edition. by Steven H. Jaffe (https://www.amazon.com/Steven-H-Jaffe/e/B001KHHCNU/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1)   (Author) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465036422/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 Stretching from the colonial era to 9/11 and beyond, New York at War is that most rare of books: a work of history that is at once local and international, timely and timeless. Bringing a unique lens to bear on the world's most celebrated and contested city, Jaffe reveals the unimaginable ways the city has changed—and how it has stubbornly endured—under threats both external and internal.
March 31, 2020
Photo: English: New York, 1917. "Landship Recruit on Union Square." The U.S.S. Recruit, a wooden battleship erected by the Navy, served as a World War I recruiting station at Union Square from 1917 to 1920, when it "set sail" for Coney Island. Date | 1917 Source | THE LANDSHIP ‘RECRUIT’, 1917 (http://www.retronaut.co/2011/08/the-landship-recruit-1917/) Author | George Grantham Bain Collection http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow New York at War: 2 of 4:  Four Centuries of Combat, Fear, and Intrigue in Gotham 1st Edition. by Steven H. Jaffe (https://www.amazon.com/Steven-H-Jaffe/e/B001KHHCNU/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1)   (Author) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465036422/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 Stretching from the colonial era to 9/11 and beyond, New York at War is that most rare of books: a work of history that is at once local and international, timely and timeless. Bringing a unique lens to bear on the world's most celebrated and contested city, Jaffe reveals the unimaginable ways the city has changed—and how it has stubbornly endured—under threats both external and internal.
March 31, 2020
Photo:  packing matzo for shipment to troops, 1917-1919 Description: Packing matzo for shipment to troops, 1917-1919   Creator/Photographer: unknown   Medium: black-and-white photographic print   Date: 1917-1919   Persistent URL: http://digital.cjh.org/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=210352   Repository: American Jewish Historical Society (http://www.ajhs.org/)   Parent Collection: National Jewish Welfare Board Records    Call Number: I-337   Rights Information: No known copyright restrictions; may be subject to third party rights. For more copyright information, click here (http://copyrights.cjh.org/) . http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow New York at War: 1 of 4:  Four Centuries of Combat, Fear, and Intrigue in Gotham 1st Edition. by Steven H. Jaffe (https://www.amazon.com/Steven-H-Jaffe/e/B001KHHCNU/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1)   (Author) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465036422/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 Stretching from the colonial era to 9/11 and beyond, New York at War is that most rare of books: a work of history that is at once local and international, timely and timeless. Bringing a unique lens to bear on the world's most celebrated and contested city, Jaffe reveals the unimaginable ways the city has changed—and how it has stubbornly endured—under threats both external and internal.
March 30, 2020
Photo: Winston Churchill, accompanied by Lady Clementine, gives his famous 'V for victory' sign after victory in the general election, October 26, 1951 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Churchills: 2 of 2:  In Love and War  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Mary S. Lovell (https://www.amazon.com/Mary-S-Lovell/e/B000AQ8OWK/ref=dp_byline_cont_audible_1) (Author), Anne Flosnik (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Anne+Flosnik) (Narrator), Tantor Audio (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_3?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Tantor+Audio) (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/Churchills-Love-War/dp/B0050DO0LC/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= The first Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722) was a soldier of such genius that a lavish palace, Blenheim, was built to honor his triumphs. Succeeding generations of Churchills sometimes achieved distinction but also included profligates and womanizers, and were saddled with the ruinous upkeep of Blenheim. The family fortunes were revived in the 19th century by the huge dowries of New York society beauties Jennie Jerome (Winston's mother) and Consuelo Vanderbilt (wife to Winston's cousin).  Mary S. Lovell brilliantly recounts the triumphant political and military campaigns, the construction of great houses, the domestic tragedies, and the happy marriage of Winston to Clementine Hosier, set against the disastrous unions of most of his family, which ended in venereal disease, papal annulment, clinical depression, and adultery.  The Churchills were an extraordinary family: ambitious, impecunious, impulsive, brave, and arrogant. Winston - recently voted "The Greatest Briton" - dominates them all. His failures and triumphs are revealed in the context of a poignant and sometimes tragic private life.
March 30, 2020
Photo: Winston Churchill on his 77th Birthday with His Wife Clementine, November 30, 1951 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Churchills: 1 of 2:  In Love and War  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Mary S. Lovell (https://www.amazon.com/Mary-S-Lovell/e/B000AQ8OWK/ref=dp_byline_cont_audible_1) (Author), Anne Flosnik (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Anne+Flosnik) (Narrator), Tantor Audio (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_3?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Tantor+Audio) (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/Churchills-Love-War/dp/B0050DO0LC/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= The first Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722) was a soldier of such genius that a lavish palace, Blenheim, was built to honor his triumphs. Succeeding generations of Churchills sometimes achieved distinction but also included profligates and womanizers, and were saddled with the ruinous upkeep of Blenheim. The family fortunes were revived in the 19th century by the huge dowries of New York society beauties Jennie Jerome (Winston's mother) and Consuelo Vanderbilt (wife to Winston's cousin).  Mary S. Lovell brilliantly recounts the triumphant political and military campaigns, the construction of great houses, the domestic tragedies, and the happy marriage of Winston to Clementine Hosier, set against the disastrous unions of most of his family, which ended in venereal disease, papal annulment, clinical depression, and adultery.  The Churchills were an extraordinary family: ambitious, impecunious, impulsive, brave, and arrogant. Winston - recently voted "The Greatest Briton" - dominates them all. His failures and triumphs are revealed in the context of a poignant and sometimes tragic private life.
March 30, 2020
Photo: Citizens of Tournai (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tournai) bury plague victims Pierart dou Tielt (fl. 1340-1360) - http://balat.kikirpa.be/photo.php?path=X004175&objnr=20049662 Miniature by Pierart dou Tielt illustrating the Tractatus quartus bu Gilles li Muisit (Tournai, c. 1353). The people of Tournai bury victims of the Black Death. ms. 13076 - 13077 fol. 24v. Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Doutielt3.jpg) File:Doutielt3.jpg Created: circa 1353 date QS:P,+1353-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow An app to solve Covid-19. @DefTechPat https://www.govexec.com/defense/2020/03/will-app-tell-you-who-will-give-you-covid-19/163954/?oref=d-river
March 29, 2020
Image:   Site of Totem 1, the first nuclear test on the Australian mainland Churchill's Bomb, by Graham Farmelo (https://www.amazon.com/Graham-Farmelo/e/B001HMKBAO/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) https://www.amazon.com/Churchills-Bomb-Graham-Farmelo/dp/0571249795/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Churchill's Bomb—from the author of the Costa award-winning biography The Strangest Man—reveals a new aspect of Winston Churchill's life, so far completely neglected by historians: his relations with his nuclear scientists, and his management of Britain's policy on atomic weapons. Churchill was the only prominent politician to foresee the nuclear age and he played a leading role in the development of the Bomb during World War II. He became the first British Prime Minister with access to these weapons, and left office following desperate attempts during the Cold War to end the arms race. Graham Farmelo traces the beginnings of Churchill's association with nuclear weapons to his unlikely friendship with H. G. Wells, who coined the term 'atomic bombs'. In the 1930s, when Ernest Rutherford and his brilliant followers, such as Chadwick and Cockcroft, gave Britain the lead in nuclear research, Churchill wrote several widely read newspaper articles on the huge implications of their work. In 1940, British physicists first showed that the Bomb was a practical possibility. But Churchill, closely advised by his favourite scientist, the controversial Frederick Lindemann, allowed leadership to pass to the US, where the Manhattan Project made the Bomb a terrible reality. British physicists played only a minor role in this vast enterprise, while Churchill ignored warnings from the scientist Niels Bohr that the Anglo-American policy would lead to a post-war arms race. After the war, the Americans reneged on personal agreements between Roosevelt and Churchill to share research. Clement Attlee, in a fateful decision, ordered the building of a British Bomb to maintain the country's place among the great powers. Churchill inherited it and ended his political career obsessed with the threat of thermonuclear war. Churchill's Bomb is an original and controversial book, full of political and scientific personalities and intrigues, which reveals a little-known side of Britain's great war-leader.
March 29, 2020
Image:  English Electric Canberra (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Electric_Canberra) bomber (English Electric Canberra TT18, UK) Churchill's Bomb, by Graham Farmelo (https://www.amazon.com/Graham-Farmelo/e/B001HMKBAO/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) https://www.amazon.com/Churchills-Bomb-Graham-Farmelo/dp/0571249795/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Churchill's Bomb—from the author of the Costa award-winning biography The Strangest Man—reveals a new aspect of Winston Churchill's life, so far completely neglected by historians: his relations with his nuclear scientists, and his management of Britain's policy on atomic weapons. Churchill was the only prominent politician to foresee the nuclear age and he played a leading role in the development of the Bomb during World War II. He became the first British Prime Minister with access to these weapons, and left office following desperate attempts during the Cold War to end the arms race. Graham Farmelo traces the beginnings of Churchill's association with nuclear weapons to his unlikely friendship with H. G. Wells, who coined the term 'atomic bombs'. In the 1930s, when Ernest Rutherford and his brilliant followers, such as Chadwick and Cockcroft, gave Britain the lead in nuclear research, Churchill wrote several widely read newspaper articles on the huge implications of their work. In 1940, British physicists first showed that the Bomb was a practical possibility. But Churchill, closely advised by his favourite scientist, the controversial Frederick Lindemann, allowed leadership to pass to the US, where the Manhattan Project made the Bomb a terrible reality. British physicists played only a minor role in this vast enterprise, while Churchill ignored warnings from the scientist Niels Bohr that the Anglo-American policy would lead to a post-war arms race. After the war, the Americans reneged on personal agreements between Roosevelt and Churchill to share research. Clement Attlee, in a fateful decision, ordered the building of a British Bomb to maintain the country's place among the great powers. Churchill inherited it and ended his political career obsessed with the threat of thermonuclear war. Churchill's Bomb is an original and controversial book, full of political and scientific personalities and intrigues, which reveals a little-known side of Britain's great war-leader. . 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March 29, 2020
Image: The Orange Herald (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_Herald) test on 31 May 1957, claimed to be Britain's first H-bomb test at the time, as reported by Universal International Newsreel a few days later. In fact, it was a large fusion-boosted fission weapon test, but the fusion boosting worked very poorly. Churchill's Bomb, by Graham Farmelo (https://www.amazon.com/Graham-Farmelo/e/B001HMKBAO/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) https://www.amazon.com/Churchills-Bomb-Graham-Farmelo/dp/0571249795/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Churchill's Bomb—from the author of the Costa award-winning biography The Strangest Man—reveals a new aspect of Winston Churchill's life, so far completely neglected by historians: his relations with his nuclear scientists, and his management of Britain's policy on atomic weapons. Churchill was the only prominent politician to foresee the nuclear age and he played a leading role in the development of the Bomb during World War II. He became the first British Prime Minister with access to these weapons, and left office following desperate attempts during the Cold War to end the arms race. Graham Farmelo traces the beginnings of Churchill's association with nuclear weapons to his unlikely friendship with H. G. Wells, who coined the term 'atomic bombs'. In the 1930s, when Ernest Rutherford and his brilliant followers, such as Chadwick and Cockcroft, gave Britain the lead in nuclear research, Churchill wrote several widely read newspaper articles on the huge implications of their work. In 1940, British physicists first showed that the Bomb was a practical possibility. But Churchill, closely advised by his favourite scientist, the controversial Frederick Lindemann, allowed leadership to pass to the US, where the Manhattan Project made the Bomb a terrible reality. British physicists played only a minor role in this vast enterprise, while Churchill ignored warnings from the scientist Niels Bohr that the Anglo-American policy would lead to a post-war arms race. After the war, the Americans reneged on personal agreements between Roosevelt and Churchill to share research. Clement Attlee, in a fateful decision, ordered the building of a British Bomb to maintain the country's place among the great powers. Churchill inherited it and ended his political career obsessed with the threat of thermonuclear war. Churchill's Bomb is an original and controversial book, full of political and scientific personalities and intrigues, which reveals a little-known side of Britain's great war-leader.
March 29, 2020
Image: Royal Engineers assemble huts during construction of the British military base which provided the headquarters of the nuclear test programme on Christmas Island; 1956.   (This work created by the United Kingdom Government is in the public domain.) Churchill's Bomb, by Graham Farmelo (https://www.amazon.com/Graham-Farmelo/e/B001HMKBAO/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) https://www.amazon.com/Churchills-Bomb-Graham-Farmelo/dp/0571249795/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Churchill's Bomb—from the author of the Costa award-winning biography The Strangest Man—reveals a new aspect of Winston Churchill's life, so far completely neglected by historians: his relations with his nuclear scientists, and his management of Britain's policy on atomic weapons. Churchill was the only prominent politician to foresee the nuclear age and he played a leading role in the development of the Bomb during World War II. He became the first British Prime Minister with access to these weapons, and left office following desperate attempts during the Cold War to end the arms race. Graham Farmelo traces the beginnings of Churchill's association with nuclear weapons to his unlikely friendship with H. G. Wells, who coined the term 'atomic bombs'. In the 1930s, when Ernest Rutherford and his brilliant followers, such as Chadwick and Cockcroft, gave Britain the lead in nuclear research, Churchill wrote several widely read newspaper articles on the huge implications of their work. In 1940, British physicists first showed that the Bomb was a practical possibility. But Churchill, closely advised by his favourite scientist, the controversial Frederick Lindemann, allowed leadership to pass to the US, where the Manhattan Project made the Bomb a terrible reality. British physicists played only a minor role in this vast enterprise, while Churchill ignored warnings from the scientist Niels Bohr that the Anglo-American policy would lead to a post-war arms race. After the war, the Americans reneged on personal agreements between Roosevelt and Churchill to share research. Clement Attlee, in a fateful decision, ordered the building of a British Bomb to maintain the country's place among the great powers. Churchill inherited it and ended his political career obsessed with the threat of thermonuclear war. Churchill's Bomb is an original and controversial book, full of political and scientific personalities and intrigues, which reveals a little-known side of Britain's great war-leader.
March 29, 2020
Image: The UK's first nuclear test, Operation Hurricane, in Australia in 1952. . Churchill's Bomb, by Graham Farmelo (https://www.amazon.com/Graham-Farmelo/e/B001HMKBAO/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) https://www.amazon.com/Churchills-Bomb-Graham-Farmelo/dp/0571249795/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Churchill's Bomb—from the author of the Costa award-winning biography The Strangest Man—reveals a new aspect of Winston Churchill's life, so far completely neglected by historians: his relations with his nuclear scientists, and his management of Britain's policy on atomic weapons. Churchill was the only prominent politician to foresee the nuclear age and he played a leading role in the development of the Bomb during World War II. He became the first British Prime Minister with access to these weapons, and left office following desperate attempts during the Cold War to end the arms race. Graham Farmelo traces the beginnings of Churchill's association with nuclear weapons to his unlikely friendship with H. G. Wells, who coined the term 'atomic bombs'. In the 1930s, when Ernest Rutherford and his brilliant followers, such as Chadwick and Cockcroft, gave Britain the lead in nuclear research, Churchill wrote several widely read newspaper articles on the huge implications of their work. In 1940, British physicists first showed that the Bomb was a practical possibility. But Churchill, closely advised by his favourite scientist, the controversial Frederick Lindemann, allowed leadership to pass to the US, where the Manhattan Project made the Bomb a terrible reality. British physicists played only a minor role in this vast enterprise, while Churchill ignored warnings from the scientist Niels Bohr that the Anglo-American policy would lead to a post-war arms race. After the war, the Americans reneged on personal agreements between Roosevelt and Churchill to share research. Clement Attlee, in a fateful decision, ordered the building of a British Bomb to maintain the country's place among the great powers. Churchill inherited it and ended his political career obsessed with the threat of thermonuclear war. Churchill's Bomb is an original and controversial book, full of political and scientific personalities and intrigues, which reveals a little-known side of Britain's great war-leader.
March 29, 2020
Image: President Harry Truman (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Truman) and prime ministers Clement Attlee (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clement_Attlee) and Mackenzie King (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackenzie_King) boarding USS Sequoia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Sequoia_(presidential_yacht)) for discussions about nuclear weapons, November 1945 . Churchill's Bomb, by Graham Farmelo (https://www.amazon.com/Graham-Farmelo/e/B001HMKBAO/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) https://www.amazon.com/Churchills-Bomb-Graham-Farmelo/dp/0571249795/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Churchill's Bomb—from the author of the Costa award-winning biography The Strangest Man—reveals a new aspect of Winston Churchill's life, so far completely neglected by historians: his relations with his nuclear scientists, and his management of Britain's policy on atomic weapons. Churchill was the only prominent politician to foresee the nuclear age and he played a leading role in the development of the Bomb during World War II. He became the first British Prime Minister with access to these weapons, and left office following desperate attempts during the Cold War to end the arms race. Graham Farmelo traces the beginnings of Churchill's association with nuclear weapons to his unlikely friendship with H. G. Wells, who coined the term 'atomic bombs'. In the 1930s, when Ernest Rutherford and his brilliant followers, such as Chadwick and Cockcroft, gave Britain the lead in nuclear research, Churchill wrote several widely read newspaper articles on the huge implications of their work. In 1940, British physicists first showed that the Bomb was a practical possibility. But Churchill, closely advised by his favourite scientist, the controversial Frederick Lindemann, allowed leadership to pass to the US, where the Manhattan Project made the Bomb a terrible reality. British physicists played only a minor role in this vast enterprise, while Churchill ignored warnings from the scientist Niels Bohr that the Anglo-American policy would lead to a post-war arms race. After the war, the Americans reneged on personal agreements between Roosevelt and Churchill to share research. Clement Attlee, in a fateful decision, ordered the building of a British Bomb to maintain the country's place among the great powers. Churchill inherited it and ended his political career obsessed with the threat of thermonuclear war. Churchill's Bomb is an original and controversial book, full of political and scientific personalities and intrigues, which reveals a little-known side of Britain's great war-leader.
March 29, 2020
Image:  James Chadwick (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Chadwick) (left), the head of the British Mission, confers with Major General (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_general_(United_States)) Leslie R. Groves, Jr. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_R._Groves,_Jr.) (right), the director of the Manhattan Project (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan_Project) Churchill's Bomb, by Graham Farmelo (https://www.amazon.com/Graham-Farmelo/e/B001HMKBAO/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) https://www.amazon.com/Churchills-Bomb-Graham-Farmelo/dp/0571249795/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Churchill's Bomb—from the author of the Costa award-winning biography The Strangest Man—reveals a new aspect of Winston Churchill's life, so far completely neglected by historians: his relations with his nuclear scientists, and his management of Britain's policy on atomic weapons. Churchill was the only prominent politician to foresee the nuclear age and he played a leading role in the development of the Bomb during World War II. He became the first British Prime Minister with access to these weapons, and left office following desperate attempts during the Cold War to end the arms race. Graham Farmelo traces the beginnings of Churchill's association with nuclear weapons to his unlikely friendship with H. G. Wells, who coined the term 'atomic bombs'. In the 1930s, when Ernest Rutherford and his brilliant followers, such as Chadwick and Cockcroft, gave Britain the lead in nuclear research, Churchill wrote several widely read newspaper articles on the huge implications of their work. In 1940, British physicists first showed that the Bomb was a practical possibility. But Churchill, closely advised by his favourite scientist, the controversial Frederick Lindemann, allowed leadership to pass to the US, where the Manhattan Project made the Bomb a terrible reality. British physicists played only a minor role in this vast enterprise, while Churchill ignored warnings from the scientist Niels Bohr that the Anglo-American policy would lead to a post-war arms race. After the war, the Americans reneged on personal agreements between Roosevelt and Churchill to share research. Clement Attlee, in a fateful decision, ordered the building of a British Bomb to maintain the country's place among the great powers. Churchill inherited it and ended his political career obsessed with the threat of thermonuclear war. Churchill's Bomb is an original and controversial book, full of political and scientific personalities and intrigues, which reveals a little-known side of Britain's great war-leader.
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