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November 13, 2019
Photo: In the mid-19th century Odessa became a resort town famed for its popularity among the Russian upper classes. This popularity prompted a new age of investment in the building of hotels and leisure projects. Коллекция открыток Анатолия Дроздовского - http://goldinfo.com.ua/full.aspx?id=49 Great Hotel Moscow Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%D0%91%D0%BE%D0%BB%D1%8C%D1%88%D0%B0%D1%8F_%D0%9C%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%8F.jpg) File:Большая Московская.jpg Uploaded: 2010-04-24 18:04:21 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Tales of the New Cold War: I of 2: Why is Ukraine corrupt? "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown." Stephen F. Cohen @NYU @Princeton eastwestaccord.com. https://www.wsj.com/articles/ukrainian-corruption-showdown-sets-stage-for-impeachment-inquiry-11573605386
November 13, 2019
Photo: The 142-metre-long Potemkin Stairs (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potemkin_Stairs) (constructed 1837–1841) Unknown - This image is available from the United States Library of Congress (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Congress) 's Prints and Photographs division (https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/) under the digital ID ppmsc.03866 (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsc.03866) . This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. See Commons:Licensing (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Licensing) for more information. The 142-metre-long (155 yards) Potemkin Stairs (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Potemkin_Stairs) in Odessa (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Odessa) (1834-41) was made famous by Sergei Eisenstein (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Eisenstein) in his movie Battleship Potemkin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battleship_Potemkin) (1925). Postcard from between 1890 and 1900. The inscription reads at the bottom: «8935. p.z. - ODESSA. L'ESCALIER RICHELIEU ОДЕССА. РИШЕЛЬЕВСКАЯ ЛЕСТНИЦА» Publised by the Detroit Publishing Company in 1905. Permission details "Photographs in this collection were published before 1923 and are therefore in the public domain." (https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/244_phot.html) View more (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odessa#) Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Potemkinstairs.jpg) view terms File:Potemkinstairs.jpg http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Tales of the New Cold War: 2 of 2: Why is Ukraine corrupt? "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown." Stephen F. Cohen @NYU @Princeton eastwestaccord.com. https://www.wsj.com/articles/ukrainian-corruption-showdown-sets-stage-for-impeachment-inquiry-11573605386
November 13, 2019
Image:   Economics in the Nineteenth  Century — The major components of a Watt pumping engine. Public domain. (Robert H. Thurston: History of the Growth of the Steam Engine, D. Appleton & Co 1878) . Elizabeth Peek,  of TheHill and Fox News, covers President Trump at the Economic Club of New York today: he pitched to the working man.  The present robust economy, and that going in to the election year. Focussed almost entirely on job creation;  how deregulation and lower taxes have led to significant gains across the income spectrum.  Middle-class families have seen their income go up by $5,000 in the last three years.  Several standing ovations.  Interrupted 20 times by applause.  Market hit a new high again today: that’s 103 times in the past three years. For the lowest-income group, income has gone up by 9%. Hesitancy for capital investment in the US because of trade unknowns? IP theft, lack of access to Chinese markets, et al.   NFIB monthly members survey: confidence has risen in the last month.  Fed rate hikes last year were simply a mistake.
November 13, 2019
Image: One of Mike Bloomberg’s illustrious accomplishments as mayor of New York City was to create Cornell Tech, which arose from an economic development (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_development) initiative of his administration in 2008. The initiative sought to attract another engineering school to the city in the hope that it would produce entrepreneurial engineers who would in turn start job-creating companies. . Elizabeth Peek, of TheHill and Fox News, reviews Mayor Mike vs Mayor Buttagieg. Bloomberg was a good mayor of New York; although he put in bike lanes that have made travelling in the city Hades, and he tried to decree how much soda people one could buy. However, he brought in Technion and combined it with a Cornell department to create Cornell Tech.  He kept rich in New Yorkers in town in order to keep the city’s income from their taxes. His anti-smoking drive became a healthy model nationally and even internationally.
November 13, 2019
Image: USS Enterprise takes the HMS Boxer, September 5, 1813.  Public domain. . Knights of the Sea: The True Story of the Boxer and the Enterprise and the War of 1812,by David Hanna (https://www.amazon.com/David-Hanna/e/B005H54H34/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) . Reprint Edition  https://www.amazon.com/Knights-Sea-Story-Boxer-Enterprise-dp-0451239202/dp/0451239202/ref=mt_paperback?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1573611714 On a September day in 1813, as citizens watched from the rocky shore of Pemaquid, Maine, two of the last and bravest military sailing commanders engaged in a battle that would change the course of the War of 1812 . . .  Samuel Blyth was the youthful commander of His Britannic Majesty’s brig Boxer, and William Burrows, younger still, commanded the USS Enterprise. Both men valued honor above all, and on this day their commitment would be put to the ultimate test. Though it lasted less than an hour, the battle between the Boxer and the Enterprise was a brutal contest whose outcome was uncertain. When the cannon smoke cleared, good men had been lost, and the U.S. Navy's role in the war had changed. In Knights of the Sea, David Hanna brings to life a lost era, paying tribute to the young commanders who considered it the highest honor to harness the wind to meet their foes, and would be immortalized by the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The only major naval battle of the War of 1812, the battle between the Boxer and the Enterprise came to represent not only a military turning point, but a maritime era that would soon be gone forever. . During the summer of 1813, the Enterprise with 14 carronades & 2 long nine pounders, was sent to Portland “for the protection of the coast in the neighborhood”. All aboard knew of the Boxer and her sister ships, and of their harassment of the Maine coast. Only days before the battle, the Enterprise put into Portland with a new captain on his maiden voyage. He was a 27-year-old Philadelphian named William Burrows. The Enterprise was his first command.
November 13, 2019
Image: The USS Constitution at the time of her battle with the Guerriere . Knights of the Sea: The True Story of the Boxer and the Enterprise and the War of 1812,by David Hanna (https://www.amazon.com/David-Hanna/e/B005H54H34/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) . Reprint Edition  https://www.amazon.com/Knights-Sea-Story-Boxer-Enterprise-dp-0451239202/dp/0451239202/ref=mt_paperback?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1573611714 On a September day in 1813, as citizens watched from the rocky shore of Pemaquid, Maine, two of the last and bravest military sailing commanders engaged in a battle that would change the course of the War of 1812 . . .    Samuel Blyth was the youthful commander of His Britannic Majesty’s brig Boxer, and William Burrows, younger still, commanded the USS Enterprise. Both men valued honor above all, and on this day their commitment would be put to the ultimate test. Though it lasted less than an hour, the battle between the Boxer and the Enterprise was a brutal contest whose outcome was uncertain. When the cannon smoke cleared, good men had been lost, and the U.S. Navy's role in the war had changed. In Knights of the Sea, David Hanna brings to life a lost era, paying tribute to the young commanders who considered it the highest honor to harness the wind to meet their foes, and would be immortalized by the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The only major naval battle of the War of 1812, the battle between the Boxer and the Enterprise came to represent not only a military turning point, but a maritime era that would soon be gone forever. . This battle was referred to by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Wadsworth_Longfellow) in his poem, "My Lost Youth": I remember the sea-fight far away,  How it thundered o'er the tide!  And the dead captains, as they lay  In their graves, o'erlooking the tranquil bay  Where they in battle died.  And the sound of that mournful song  Goes through me with a thrill:  "A boy's will is the wind's will,  And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts."
November 13, 2019
Photo: 3. St. Vincent's College, second building by Pershing Square, ca 1875.  Anonymous (Life time: 1900) - Original publication: Unknown Immediate source: http://waterandpower.org/Historical_DWP_Photo_Collection_LA_Public_Library/St_Vincents_College_ca1887.jpg St Vincent’s College by Pershing Square, Los Angeles, ca 1887. This was the second building on the property. PD-US-expired (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:St_Vincent%E2%80%99s_Pershing_Square.jpeg) File:St Vincent’s Pershing Square.jpeg Created: 1887 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Mike Bloomberg in presidential debate in California & What is to be done? @HooverWhalen https://www.forbes.com/sites/billwhalen/2019/11/10/how-long-before-the-bloomberg-is-off-the-rose/#193ad62f6aa4
November 13, 2019
Photo: Gaisen Road Street, Tokyo, 1900 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow #TheScalaReport (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TheScalaReport) : The Decline and Fall of Softbank & Lessons Learned.  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/25f76710-fbde-11e9-98fd-4d6c20050229
November 13, 2019
Image: Constitution of the United States, page 1. Public domain. . https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/11/trump-impeachment-inquiry-whistleblower-presidents-right-to-present-a-defense/ The ‘Whistleblower’ and the President’s Right to Present a Defense, by Andrew C MaCarthy. The right to present a defense, also vouchsafed by the Sixth Amendment, is the guarantee on which Paul and the rest of the president’s supporters should focus. . . .  The right to present a defense is importantly different from the right to confront the House Democrats’ case for impeachment.
November 13, 2019
Image:  The bureaucratic culture which prompts us to view society as an object of administration, as a collection of so many 'problems' to be solved, as 'nature' to be 'controlled', 'mastered' and 'improved' or 'remade', as a legitimate target for 'social engineering', and in general a garden to be designed and kept in the planned shape by force (the gardening posture divides vegetation into 'cultured plants' to be taken care of, and weeds to be exterminated), was the very atmosphere in which the idea of the Holocaust (https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Holocaust) could be conceived, slowly yet consistently developed, and brought to its conclusion. —Zygmunt Bauman (https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Zygmunt_Bauman) . [In the US and some other democracies today, the concept of an incipient civil war is under discussion.  —ed.] Public domain. . https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/11/trump-impeachment-inquiry-whistleblower-presidents-right-to-present-a-defense/ The ‘Whistleblower’ and the President’s Right to Present a Defense, by Andrew C MaCarthy. The right to present a defense, also vouchsafed by the Sixth Amendment, is the guarantee on which Paul and the rest of the president’s supporters should focus. . . .  The right to present a defense is importantly different from the right to confront the House Democrats’ case for impeachment.
November 13, 2019
Photo: Domenico Morone  (1442–1518)  Title Battle between the Gonzaga and the Bonacolsi Object typepaintingDate1494Mediumoil on panelCollection showDucal palace  http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Rescuing a Jewish Cemetery nearby Mantua, Italy. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres@ThadMcCotter https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-italy-a-good-samaritan-restores-a-jewish-cemetery-abandoned-for-centuries/
November 12, 2019
Photo: The convention was held at the Chicago Coliseum (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Coliseum) Unknown - https://archive.org/stream/officialproceedi1896demo#page/n19/mode/1up Official Proceedings of the Democratic National Convention] (1896) Chicago Coliseum Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chicago_Coliseum_(Officialproceedi1896demo_0020)_(cropped).jpg) File:Chicago Coliseum (Officialproceedi1896demo 0020) (cropped).jpg Created: 31 December 1895 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Mike Bloomberg and Duval Patrick weigh the Democratic field. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter.
November 12, 2019
Photo: "The Situation", a Harper's Weekly (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harper%27s_Weekly) editorial cartoon shows Secretary of War Stanton aiming a cannon labeled "Congress" to defeat Johnson. The rammer is "Tenure of Office Bill" and cannonballs on the floor are "Justice". en:Harper's Weekly (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harper%27s_Weekly) - This image is available from the United States Library of Congress (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Congress) 's Prints and Photographs division (https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/) under the digital ID cph.3c27515 (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c27515) . This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. See Commons:Licensing (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Licensing) for more information. "The situation". Print shows Ulysses Grant and Edwin Stanton near cannon labeled "Congress" aimed at Lorenzo Thomas and President Johnson. Permission details No known restrictions on publication.View more (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_of_Andrew_Johnson#) Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_situation.jpg) view terms File:The situation.jpg Created: 31 December 1867 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Nancy Pelosi controls impeachment with Adam Schiff, not Jerry Nadler. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter.
November 12, 2019
Image:  Chang Jiang CJ750 M1M: Chinese motorcycle. Public domain. . Michael Yon, Hong Kong reporter, writes that, Two protesters in Hong Kong were shot by police on Monday morning as calls for a strike from anti-government demonstrators led to a heavy police presence and transport chaos across the Chinese territory. Police confirmed a case of live fire in a neighbourhood in the east of Hong Kong island and said at least two people had been shot. Protesters had blockaded the road outside the Sai Wan Ho metro station at rush hour.         (Body possibly of mother of 15-year-old found dead.  (Unconfirmed but there is picture going around.)       The video of the fellow ”set alight hours after protestor shot” –CNN.  No victim’s statement, no solid hospital report — there have been lots of false flag operations so far. It certainly could have been staged.        Police are carrying lead bullets, and shooting civilians at very close range.  Are these Hong Kong or Mainland police?           I’ve been shot twice with rubber bullets. There are actions all over HK right now. The 22-year-old student who fell to his death; patriots are chanting “Revenge!”  One policeman was using his motorcycle as a deadly weapon; ran through patriots at least three times.       The police are large, and heavily padded with masks over their faces. They look huge, and are fast and are trained with their nightsticks or whatever they're wielding.  Is this a supply of large-shouldered Hong Kongers?  Lots of rumors that they speak Mandarin.          A lot of PLA barracks in Hong Kong.  Nonviolence worked well among he British, but these are not Britons – would need a conscience.  Think of what they've done to Uyghurs, Tibetans, minorities: quite brutal; torture and killing
November 12, 2019
Image:  Makarov PM, in use in China.  Public domain. . Gordon Chang, Daily Beast, remarks that when Carrie Lam was in Beijing to be humiliated by Xi Jinping, she also met with a [honcho] who said, “No country would accept this” sort of behavior.  Today an unarmed protester with his hands up to show that he was no danger approached a Hong Kong traffic cop – who drew his gun and shot the young man in the torso. He’s in critical condition at present.  Further, it’s reported from Mainland sources that a fellow who spoke up to oppose the demonstrations had a liquid poured on him and was set alight. He’s said also to be in critical condition in hospital.  The matter is quite unclear, could easily be another false flag operation. . . .  Laying groundwork for the use of deadly force.  Intention to intimidate Hong Kong people.       Showrooms of new cars are empty in Beijing. Slowdown in the third quarter points to a downward trend. October was 16th of the last 17 months to register car sales down. Ali Baba’s Singles Days today booked [11 billion?].  Chinese people buying cheaper and cheaper goods.  Risk of the US bailing out the regime once again?  Always a danger – Nixon, G W H Bush and Clinton all did that; but I don't think Trump is inclined to. Chinese economy was going to slow down because of decisions made by Xi Jinping.  The Belt and Road was Potemkin advertising.  On balance, it’s bad for China, but 2025 is not: it’s building dominance in many sectors, especially 5G.  Americans need to worry about this.  Trump’s sanctions are the one way to put the Chinese economy on its back – which we ought to do.
November 12, 2019
Photo:  Collection: A. D. White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library Accession Number: 15/5/3090.01005   Title: Nineteenth-century House   Building Date: ca. 1800-ca. 1895 Photograph date: ca. 1865-ca. 1890     Location: Europe: United Kingdom; England   Materials: albumen print   Image: 7 1/4 x 8 5/8 in.; 18.415 x 21.9075 cm   Style: Gothic Revival   Provenance: Transfer from the College of Architecture, Art and Planning   Persistent URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1813.001/5t48 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow From the people who brought you Disneyland's ice cream parlor.  Appetite for America: 1 of 2: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West--One Meal at a Time Paperback – May 3, 2011.  by Stephen Fried (https://www.amazon.com/Stephen-Fried/e/B000AQU40K/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1)   (Author) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0553383485/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1 The legendary life and entrepreneurial vision of Fred Harvey helped shape American culture and history for three generations—from the 1880s all the way through World War II—and still influence our lives today in surprising and fascinating ways. Now award-winning journalist Stephen Fried re-creates the life of this unlikely American hero, the founding father of the nation’s service industry, whose remarkable family business civilized the West and introduced America to Americans. Appetite for America is the incredible real-life story of Fred Harvey—told in depth for the first time ever—as well as the story of this country’s expansion into the Wild West of Bat Masterson and Billy the Kid, of the great days of the railroad, of a time when a deal could still be made with a handshake and the United States was still uniting. As a young immigrant, Fred Harvey worked his way up from dishwasher to household name: He was Ray Kroc before McDonald’s, J. Willard Marriott before Marriott Hotels, Howard Schultz before Starbucks. His eating houses and hotels along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad (including historic lodges still in use at the Grand Canyon) were patronized by princes, presidents, and countless ordinary travelers looking for the best cup of coffee in the country. Harvey’s staff of carefully screened single young women—the celebrated Harvey Girls—were the country’s first female workforce and became genuine Americana, even inspiring an MGM musical starring Judy Garland. With the verve and passion of Fred Harvey himself, Stephen Fried tells the story of how this visionary built his business from a single lunch counter into a family empire whose marketing and innovations we still encounter in myriad ways. Inspiring, instructive, and hugely entertaining, Appetite for America is historical biography that is as richly rewarding as a slice of fresh apple pie—and every bit as satisfying. *With two photo inserts featuring over 75 images, and an appendix with over fifty Fred Harvey recipes, most of them never-before-published.
November 12, 2019
Image: Zabul Province: An aircraft flies past the Spin Ghar mountains on approach for a routine supply drop in Shah Joy district.   Public domain. . Bill Roggio, Long War Journal and FDD; in re:  Taliban overruns district HQ in Zabul (https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2019/11/taliban-overruns-district-hq-in-zabul.php) . Eleven districts in the province, three have come under Taliban control since July. Grinding down the Afghan forces. One of the biggest problems in the entire war is that no one’s telling us why we’re there. No explanation that we have an enemy committed to ending the Western way of life, and it starts in a [region like this]. Successor to al-Baghadi, the Emir of the Faithful (Amir al-Muminin):  Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi. They still have a network and a robust media operation. “That both the group’s emir and spokesman have adopted al-Qurayshi in their jihadist names is significant, because it means they are claiming descent from the tribe of the Prophet Muhammad.”         Is Turkey returning ISIS fighters to their original homelands?  . . .  ISIS has claimed only a few operations in Turkey. Why? ..  ..  ..   longwarjournal.org   Security in the southeastern Afghan province of Zabul continues to deteriorate as the Taliban presses its offensive there. The Taliban claimed its fighters overran the alternate Arghandab district headquarters in the southeastern province of Zabul over the weekend, and killed the local chief of police and senior intelligence officer.        The Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, reported on his Twitter feed on Nov. 9 that the “transitional DHQ of Arghandab Zabul located in Afghanano area” was captured. The Taliban also issued an official statement (::%20::alemarahenglish.com:%3Fp=54596) on its website, Voice of Jihad, claiming that it successfully “carried out coordinated attacks on Arghandab district administration center, police headquarter and intelligence directorate,” and killed the district chief of police and the local head of the National Directorate of Security.
November 12, 2019
Image: USS Cole after the October 2000 attack. Public domain. . Tom Joscelyn, Long War Journal and FDD; and Bill Roggio, Long War Journal and FDD; in re:  The al Qaeda component in Afghanistan: remains a vital network for Taliban. Al Q provides expertise, training, and support; Talban give al Q safe haven, freedom of movement. As one succeeds in operations, so does the other.  Al Qaeda will stay there irrespective of what the US does.  There are thousands and thousands of al Q fighters n Afghanistan, and not leaving. A Saudi in Syria connected to al Q network put out a vid blaming al-Baghdadi for errors.  Al Q helped birth ISIS in the first place. A key issue: al Q does not advertise what it’s doing in Afghanistan, stays under the Taliban banner, whereas ISIS advertises every little thing it does.
November 12, 2019
Image: Crowd gathering at the intersection of Wall Street (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wall_Street) and Broad Street after the 1929 crash (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wall_Street_Crash_of_1929) .  Public domain. . The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression (Graphic Edition), by Chuck Dixon (https://www.amazon.com/Chuck-Dixon/e/B001HOL26O/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) (Adapter), Amity Shlaes (https://www.amazon.com/Amity-Shlaes/e/B000APJK7E/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_2)   (Author), Paul Rivoche (https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Rivoche/e/B00J259BUE/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_3)   (Illustrator). Paperback – May 27, 2014        An illustrated edition of Amity Shlaes’s #1 New York Times bestseller, featuring vivid black-and-white illustrations that capture this dark period in American history and the men and women, from all walks of life, whose character and ideas helped them persevere.         This imaginative, illustrated edition brings to life one of the most devastating periods in our nation’s history—the Great Depression—through the lives of American people, from politicians and workers to businessmen, farmers, and ordinary citizens. Smart and stylish, black-and-white art from the acclaimed illustrator Paul Rivoche provides an utterly original vision of the coexistence of despair and hope that characterized Depression-era America. Shlaes’s narrative and Rivoche’s art illuminate key economic concepts, presenting the thought-provoking case that New Deal regulation prolonged the Depression.        The Forgotten Man reveals through striking words and pictures moving personal stories that capture the spirit of this crucial moment in American history and the steadfast character and ingenuity of those who lived it. https://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-Man-History-Depression-Graphic/dp/0061967645/ref=sxts_entity_rec_bsx_s_def_r00_t_aufl?keywords=Amity+Shlaes&pd_rd_i=0061967645&pd_rd_r=caba922d-c3b3-484c-9642-7d658dd51387&pd_rd_w=CRfXz&pd_rd_wg=E4KCw&pf_rd_p=c227778c-e6e6-4d97-8a5a-0854898f1e10&pf_rd_r=E6J9QAV5MQC87TJJ21WP&qid=1573427864&s=audible
November 12, 2019
Image: Shacks on the Anacostia flats, Washington, D.C., put up by the Bonus Army (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonus_Army) (World War I veterans) burning after the battle with the 1,000 soldiers accompanied by tanks and machine guns, 1932. The Capitol in the background.  Public domain. . The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression (Graphic Edition), by Chuck Dixon (https://www.amazon.com/Chuck-Dixon/e/B001HOL26O/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) (Adapter), Amity Shlaes (https://www.amazon.com/Amity-Shlaes/e/B000APJK7E/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_2)   (Author), Paul Rivoche (https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Rivoche/e/B00J259BUE/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_3)   (Illustrator). Paperback – May 27, 2014        An illustrated edition of Amity Shlaes’s #1 New York Times bestseller, featuring vivid black-and-white illustrations that capture this dark period in American history and the men and women, from all walks of life, whose character and ideas helped them persevere.         This imaginative, illustrated edition brings to life one of the most devastating periods in our nation’s history—the Great Depression—through the lives of American people, from politicians and workers to businessmen, farmers, and ordinary citizens. Smart and stylish, black-and-white art from the acclaimed illustrator Paul Rivoche provides an utterly original vision of the coexistence of despair and hope that characterized Depression-era America. Shlaes’s narrative and Rivoche’s art illuminate key economic concepts, presenting the thought-provoking case that New Deal regulation prolonged the Depression.        The Forgotten Man reveals through striking words and pictures moving personal stories that capture the spirit of this crucial moment in American history and the steadfast character and ingenuity of those who lived it. https://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-Man-History-Depression-Graphic/dp/0061967645/ref=sxts_entity_rec_bsx_s_def_r00_t_aufl?keywords=Amity+Shlaes&pd_rd_i=0061967645&pd_rd_r=caba922d-c3b3-484c-9642-7d658dd51387&pd_rd_w=CRfXz&pd_rd_wg=E4KCw&pf_rd_p=c227778c-e6e6-4d97-8a5a-0854898f1e10&pf_rd_r=E6J9QAV5MQC87TJJ21WP&qid=1573427864&s=audible
November 12, 2019
Image: Dorothea Lange (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothea_Lange) 's Migrant Mother (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Migrant_Mother) depicts destitute pea pickers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea-pickers) in California (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California) , centering on Florence Owens Thompson (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Owens_Thompson) , age 32, a mother of seven children, in Nipomo, California (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nipomo,_California) , March 1936.  Public domain. . The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression (Graphic Edition), by Chuck Dixon (https://www.amazon.com/Chuck-Dixon/e/B001HOL26O/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) (Adapter), Amity Shlaes (https://www.amazon.com/Amity-Shlaes/e/B000APJK7E/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_2)   (Author), Paul Rivoche (https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Rivoche/e/B00J259BUE/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_3)   (Illustrator). Paperback – May 27, 2014        An illustrated edition of Amity Shlaes’s #1 New York Times bestseller, featuring vivid black-and-white illustrations that capture this dark period in American history and the men and women, from all walks of life, whose character and ideas helped them persevere.         This imaginative, illustrated edition brings to life one of the most devastating periods in our nation’s history—the Great Depression—through the lives of American people, from politicians and workers to businessmen, farmers, and ordinary citizens. Smart and stylish, black-and-white art from the acclaimed illustrator Paul Rivoche provides an utterly original vision of the coexistence of despair and hope that characterized Depression-era America. Shlaes’s narrative and Rivoche’s art illuminate key economic concepts, presenting the thought-provoking case that New Deal regulation prolonged the Depression.        The Forgotten Man reveals through striking words and pictures moving personal stories that capture the spirit of this crucial moment in American history and the steadfast character and ingenuity of those who lived it. https://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-Man-History-Depression-Graphic/dp/0061967645/ref=sxts_entity_rec_bsx_s_def_r00_t_aufl?keywords=Amity+Shlaes&pd_rd_i=0061967645&pd_rd_r=caba922d-c3b3-484c-9642-7d658dd51387&pd_rd_w=CRfXz&pd_rd_wg=E4KCw&pf_rd_p=c227778c-e6e6-4d97-8a5a-0854898f1e10&pf_rd_r=E6J9QAV5MQC87TJJ21WP&qid=1573427864&s=audible
November 12, 2019
Image:  The WPA [Works Progress Administration] employed 2–3 million at unskilled labor. Public domain. . The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression (Graphic Edition), by Chuck Dixon (https://www.amazon.com/Chuck-Dixon/e/B001HOL26O/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) (Adapter), Amity Shlaes (https://www.amazon.com/Amity-Shlaes/e/B000APJK7E/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_2)   (Author), Paul Rivoche (https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Rivoche/e/B00J259BUE/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_3)   (Illustrator). Paperback – May 27, 2014        An illustrated edition of Amity Shlaes’s #1 New York Times bestseller, featuring vivid black-and-white illustrations that capture this dark period in American history and the men and women, from all walks of life, whose character and ideas helped them persevere.         This imaginative, illustrated edition brings to life one of the most devastating periods in our nation’s history—the Great Depression—through the lives of American people, from politicians and workers to businessmen, farmers, and ordinary citizens. Smart and stylish, black-and-white art from the acclaimed illustrator Paul Rivoche provides an utterly original vision of the coexistence of despair and hope that characterized Depression-era America. Shlaes’s narrative and Rivoche’s art illuminate key economic concepts, presenting the thought-provoking case that New Deal regulation prolonged the Depression.        The Forgotten Man reveals through striking words and pictures moving personal stories that capture the spirit of this crucial moment in American history and the steadfast character and ingenuity of those who lived it. https://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-Man-History-Depression-Graphic/dp/0061967645/ref=sxts_entity_rec_bsx_s_def_r00_t_aufl?keywords=Amity+Shlaes&pd_rd_i=0061967645&pd_rd_r=caba922d-c3b3-484c-9642-7d658dd51387&pd_rd_w=CRfXz&pd_rd_wg=E4KCw&pf_rd_p=c227778c-e6e6-4d97-8a5a-0854898f1e10&pf_rd_r=E6J9QAV5MQC87TJJ21WP&qid=1573427864&s=audible
November 11, 2019
Image:  Marines leading Arab mercenaries to victory under U.S. Navy Lieutenant William Eaton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Eaton_(soldier)) and U.S. Marine Corps First Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presley_O%27Bannon) during the Battle of Derna (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Derna_(1805)) .  Public domain.  (Colonel Charles Waterhouse (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Waterhouse_(artist)) , U.S. Marines: Marine Corps Art Collection) . Six Essential Elements of Leadership: Marine Corps Wisdom of a Medal of Honor Recipient, by Col. Wesley L. Fox USMC (Ret.) (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=Col.+Wesley+L.+Fox+USMC+%28Ret.%29&text=Col.+Wesley+L.+Fox+USMC+%28Ret.%29&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=books) (Author). Leatherneck Original; hardcover – September 15, 2011. https://www.amazon.com/Six-Essential-Elements-Leadership-Leatherneck/dp/1612510248/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=six+essentials+of+wesley&qid=1573355713&s=books&sr=1-1         Col. Wesley Fox is a Medal of Honor recipient who wrote two widely-admired accounts of his wartime experiences in the Marine Corps. His Marine Rifleman: Forty-Three Years in the Corps, and Courage and Fear: A Primer are considered classic war memoirs. Drawing on his long experience of being a leader, Fox presents the six essential elements of leadership that all good leaders employ to build successful organizations able to cope with any challenge because they are truly built on loyalty and trust. Impressed by the manner and methods of his most effective fellow Marines to guide and direct, Fox defines leadership as having a strong focus on the strengths of comradeship and its core importance to all individuals and organizations. In his view, managers are concerned with the bottom line and making a profit, while leaders are concerned with their followers, their health, their happiness, and their daily lives. Recognition of the sources of leaders is addressed and followed with a discussion of the principles of leadership and the historical traits of a leader. The book covers the essential elements of leadership: care, personality, knowledge, motivation, commitment, and communication with a chapter on each element. Finally, Fox provides an account of his personal experience and how his views about leadership were forged by the Marine Corps and by the crucible of combat. He provides many examples of leadership displayed by those with whom he served in battle—his fellow Marine unit leaders. While drawing from a military experience, Fox contends that his six elements apply to all who want to pursue leadership. Developed during forty-three years of leading Marines in two wars and in peacetime, his principles are designed to inspire and motivate others in all endeavors.
November 11, 2019
Image:  Niccolò Machiavelli (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niccol%C3%B2_Machiavelli) 's The Prince (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prince) argues that it is better for a ruler to be feared than loved. Oil portrait of Niccolò Machiavelli by Santi di Tito.jpg; public domain. . Six Essential Elements of Leadership: Marine Corps Wisdom of a Medal of Honor Recipient, by Col. Wesley L. Fox USMC (Ret.) (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=Col.+Wesley+L.+Fox+USMC+%28Ret.%29&text=Col.+Wesley+L.+Fox+USMC+%28Ret.%29&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=books) (Author). Leatherneck Original; hardcover – September 15, 2011. https://www.amazon.com/Six-Essential-Elements-Leadership-Leatherneck/dp/1612510248/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=six+essentials+of+wesley&qid=1573355713&s=books&sr=1-1         Col. Wesley Fox is a Medal of Honor recipient who wrote two widely-admired accounts of his wartime experiences in the Marine Corps. His Marine Rifleman: Forty-Three Years in the Corps, and Courage and Fear: A Primer are considered classic war memoirs. Drawing on his long experience of being a leader, Fox presents the six essential elements of leadership that all good leaders employ to build successful organizations able to cope with any challenge because they are truly built on loyalty and trust. Impressed by the manner and methods of his most effective fellow Marines to guide and direct, Fox defines leadership as having a strong focus on the strengths of comradeship and its core importance to all individuals and organizations. In his view, managers are concerned with the bottom line and making a profit, while leaders are concerned with their followers, their health, their happiness, and their daily lives. Recognition of the sources of leaders is addressed and followed with a discussion of the principles of leadership and the historical traits of a leader. The book covers the essential elements of leadership: care, personality, knowledge, motivation, commitment, and communication with a chapter on each element. Finally, Fox provides an account of his personal experience and how his views about leadership were forged by the Marine Corps and by the crucible of combat. He provides many examples of leadership displayed by those with whom he served in battle—his fellow Marine unit leaders. While drawing from a military experience, Fox contends that his six elements apply to all who want to pursue leadership. Developed during forty-three years of leading Marines in two wars and in peacetime, his principles are designed to inspire and motivate others in all endeavors.
November 11, 2019
Image: Commander of the International Security Assistance Force Gen. David H. Petraeus (center), U.S. Army, talks with U.S. soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Combat Outpost Monti in eastern Afghanistan. Public domain. . Six Essential Elements of Leadership: Marine Corps Wisdom of a Medal of Honor Recipient, by Col. Wesley L. Fox USMC (Ret.) (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=Col.+Wesley+L.+Fox+USMC+%28Ret.%29&text=Col.+Wesley+L.+Fox+USMC+%28Ret.%29&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=books) (Author). Leatherneck Original; hardcover – September 15, 2011. https://www.amazon.com/Six-Essential-Elements-Leadership-Leatherneck/dp/1612510248/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=six+essentials+of+wesley&qid=1573355713&s=books&sr=1-1         Col. Wesley Fox is a Medal of Honor recipient who wrote two widely-admired accounts of his wartime experiences in the Marine Corps. His Marine Rifleman: Forty-Three Years in the Corps, and Courage and Fear: A Primer are considered classic war memoirs. Drawing on his long experience of being a leader, Fox presents the six essential elements of leadership that all good leaders employ to build successful organizations able to cope with any challenge because they are truly built on loyalty and trust. Impressed by the manner and methods of his most effective fellow Marines to guide and direct, Fox defines leadership as having a strong focus on the strengths of comradeship and its core importance to all individuals and organizations. In his view, managers are concerned with the bottom line and making a profit, while leaders are concerned with their followers, their health, their happiness, and their daily lives. Recognition of the sources of leaders is addressed and followed with a discussion of the principles of leadership and the historical traits of a leader. The book covers the essential elements of leadership: care, personality, knowledge, motivation, commitment, and communication with a chapter on each element. Finally, Fox provides an account of his personal experience and how his views about leadership were forged by the Marine Corps and by the crucible of combat. He provides many examples of leadership displayed by those with whom he served in battle—his fellow Marine unit leaders. While drawing from a military experience, Fox contends that his six elements apply to all who want to pursue leadership. Developed during forty-three years of leading Marines in two wars and in peacetime, his principles are designed to inspire and motivate others in all endeavors.
November 11, 2019
Image: Detail of a 16th-century Islamic painting (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_art) depicting Alexander the Great being lowered in a glass submersible (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Submersible) . Public domain. . Six Essential Elements of Leadership: Marine Corps Wisdom of a Medal of Honor Recipient, by Col. Wesley L. Fox USMC (Ret.) (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=Col.+Wesley+L.+Fox+USMC+%28Ret.%29&text=Col.+Wesley+L.+Fox+USMC+%28Ret.%29&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=books) (Author). Leatherneck Original; hardcover – September 15, 2011. https://www.amazon.com/Six-Essential-Elements-Leadership-Leatherneck/dp/1612510248/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=six+essentials+of+wesley&qid=1573355713&s=books&sr=1-1         Col. Wesley Fox is a Medal of Honor recipient who wrote two widely-admired accounts of his wartime experiences in the Marine Corps. His Marine Rifleman: Forty-Three Years in the Corps, and Courage and Fear: A Primer are considered classic war memoirs. Drawing on his long experience of being a leader, Fox presents the six essential elements of leadership that all good leaders employ to build successful organizations able to cope with any challenge because they are truly built on loyalty and trust. Impressed by the manner and methods of his most effective fellow Marines to guide and direct, Fox defines leadership as having a strong focus on the strengths of comradeship and its core importance to all individuals and organizations. In his view, managers are concerned with the bottom line and making a profit, while leaders are concerned with their followers, their health, their happiness, and their daily lives. Recognition of the sources of leaders is addressed and followed with a discussion of the principles of leadership and the historical traits of a leader. The book covers the essential elements of leadership: care, personality, knowledge, motivation, commitment, and communication with a chapter on each element. Finally, Fox provides an account of his personal experience and how his views about leadership were forged by the Marine Corps and by the crucible of combat. He provides many examples of leadership displayed by those with whom he served in battle—his fellow Marine unit leaders. While drawing from a military experience, Fox contends that his six elements apply to all who want to pursue leadership. Developed during forty-three years of leading Marines in two wars and in peacetime, his principles are designed to inspire and motivate others in all endeavors.
November 11, 2019
Image: Portrait of Frederick Law Olmsted. Public domain. . Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted; Justin Martin (https://www.amazon.com/Justin-Martin/e/B001H6TWAK/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author), Richard Ferrone (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Richard+Ferrone) (Narrator), Audible Studios (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_3?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Audible+Studios) (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged https://www.amazon.com/Genius-Place-Life-Frederick-Olmsted/dp/B00IIWT6LQ/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1573356596&sr=1-1 Frederick Law Olmsted is arguably the most important historical figure that the average American knows the least about. Best remembered for his landscape architecture, from New York's Central Park to Boston's Emerald Necklace to Stanford University's campus, Olmsted was also an influential journalist, early voice for the environment, and abolitionist credited with helping dissuade England from joining the South in the Civil War. This momentous career was shadowed by a tragic personal life, also fully portrayed here.         Most of all, he was a social reformer. He didn't simply create places that were beautiful in the abstract. An awesome and timeless intent stands behind Olmsted's designs, allowing his work to survive to the present day. With our urgent need to revitalize cities and a widespread yearning for green space, his work is more relevant now than it was during his lifetime. Justin Martin restores Olmsted to his rightful place in the pantheon of great Americans.
November 11, 2019
Image:   Ladies' Pavilion in Central Park, New York City; the park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. This image contains material based on a work of a National Park Service employee, created as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, such work is in the public domain in the United States.  . Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted; Justin Martin (https://www.amazon.com/Justin-Martin/e/B001H6TWAK/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author), Richard Ferrone (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Richard+Ferrone) (Narrator), Audible Studios (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_3?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Audible+Studios) (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged https://www.amazon.com/Genius-Place-Life-Frederick-Olmsted/dp/B00IIWT6LQ/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1573356596&sr=1-1 Frederick Law Olmsted is arguably the most important historical figure that the average American knows the least about. Best remembered for his landscape architecture, from New York's Central Park to Boston's Emerald Necklace to Stanford University's campus, Olmsted was also an influential journalist, early voice for the environment, and abolitionist credited with helping dissuade England from joining the South in the Civil War. This momentous career was shadowed by a tragic personal life, also fully portrayed here.         Most of all, he was a social reformer. He didn't simply create places that were beautiful in the abstract. An awesome and timeless intent stands behind Olmsted's designs, allowing his work to survive to the present day. With our urgent need to revitalize cities and a widespread yearning for green space, his work is more relevant now than it was during his lifetime. Justin Martin restores Olmsted to his rightful place in the pantheon of great Americans.
November 11, 2019
Photo: Portrait of Emperor Maximilian I (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portrait_of_Emperor_Maximilian_I) , by Albrecht Dürer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albrecht_D%C3%BCrer) , 1519 Albrecht Dürer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Albrecht_D%C3%BCrer) - Cropped from File:Albrecht Dürer - Portrait of Maximilian I - Google Art Project.jpg (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Albrecht_D%C3%BCrer_-_Portrait_of_Maximilian_I_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg) LQG_SIsDPpL2aQ at Google Cultural Institute (https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/LQG_SIsDPpL2aQ) , zoom level maximum Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Maximilian_I,_Holy_Roman_Emperor.jpg) File:Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor.jpg http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Heretics and Heroes: 1 of 4; How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Thomas Cahill (https://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Cahill/e/B000AQ0YNW/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author, Narrator), Random House Audio (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Random+House+Audio) (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Heroes-Renaissance-Artists-Reformation/dp/B00G3KOHXM/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=thomas+cahill&qid=1573429080&s=audible&sr=1-2 From the inimitable bestselling author Thomas Cahill, another popular history - this one focusing on how the innovations of the Renaissance and the Reformation changed the Western world. A truly revolutionary audiobook.  In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill guides us through the thrilling period of the Renaissance and the Reformation (the late fourteenth to the early seventeenth century), so full of innovation and cultural change that the Western world would not experience its like again until the twentieth century. Beginning with the continent-wide disaster of the Black Death, Cahill traces the many developments in European thought and experience that served both the new humanism of the Renaissance and the seemingly abrupt religious alterations of the increasingly radical Reformation. This is an age of the most sublime artistic and scientific adventure, but also of newly powerful princes and armies and of newly found courage, as many thousands refuse to bow their heads to the religious pieties of the past. It is an era of just-discovered continents and previously unknown peoples. More than anything, it is a time of individuality in which a whole culture must achieve a new balance if the West is to continue.
November 10, 2019
Image:  The GULAG head Matvei Berman (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matvei_Berman) together with GULAG camp chiefs in May 1934.  руководства и начальников крупных лагерей ГУЛАГ. (Матвей Давидович Берман, Семён Григорьевич Фирин и др.)  Public domain. Paul Roderick Gregory, author, Women of the Gulag, the book, and now producer of the documentary*, and Hoover senior Fellow. Russia is so taken with your documentary that they're thinking of broadcasting it all across Russia. What has changed?  Understanding that the gulags were perhaps the USSR’s greatest tragedy, and needs to be an open topic of discussion The Party line has long been, “Stalin wasn’t perfect but he won WWII; the subways were built by gulag labor, but . . .  “ They couldn’t ignore Women of the Gulag because it was shortlisted for an Academy award, and it was done by a Russian woman. Most young people in Russia have never even heard the word “gulag.”  No interest or understanding; GenXers couldn't care less, even though they have grandparents or uncles who were [interned] in gulags. “To control the future you need first to control the past.” In order for Russia to be successful, it must come to terms with it’s past. Why don't they address it? The perpetrators were he equivalent of he KGP; Putin is KGB/FSB.  A liberal group in Russian TV has lobbied to show the video to 30- to 40,million viewers, Scheduled to play last week; suddenly rescheduled fro “the new season.” Looks as though it’s part of the current power struggle. . *Women of the Gulag (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulag) is a 2018 US short documentary film (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Documentary_film) directed by Marianna Yarovskaya (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianna_Yarovskaya) . and based on the book Women of the Gulag: Stories of Five Remarkable Lives by Paul Roderick Gregory (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Roderick_Gregory) (2013).Best Documentary Short shortlist nominee, 2018 Academy Awards.
November 10, 2019
Image: Siberian taiga in the river valley near Verkhoyansk (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verkhoyansk) . The lowest temperature recorded there was −68°C (−90°F).  Public domain. . Paul Roderick Gregory, author, Women of the Gulag, the book, and now producer of the documentary*, and Hoover senior Fellow, reviews the present then the past. Will Ukraine join NATO?  Putin has two major fears anent Ukraine: that it integrates into the West, grows prosperous and free; Russians on the border will see that; and the other concern is NATO and the European Union.  If Ukraine joined NATO, it’d send Putin over he edge. At least, he’ll do everything in his power to prevent Ukraine from being a success. No one could  be happier about Russiagate and Ukrainegate than Mr Putin. Clearly, Russia has agents of influence in Washington – all Russiagate roads lead to K Street; US players all have oligarchs and Sberbank in their lives. Russian [tyrants] can point to the US political mess as democracy gone bad; it has to speak well of Trump because it’s he who’s under fire. What happened in Ukraine is similar to the happened in the US: 70% voted for he actor, and threw out all established political parties. Is mandate is to bring about peace and to excise corruption. Both probably impossible; a great tragedy that Ukrainegate burst on the scene just as poor Ukraine was poised to clean up corruption. . *Women of the Gulag (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulag) is a 2018 US short documentary film (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Documentary_film) directed by Marianna Yarovskaya (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianna_Yarovskaya) . and based on the book Women of the Gulag: Stories of Five Remarkable Lives by Paul Roderick Gregory (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Roderick_Gregory) (2013).Best Documentary Short shortlist nominee, 2018 Academy Awards.
November 10, 2019
Photo: English: Tanks in the streets of Tehran, 1953 Date | 1953 Source | http://www.aryamehr.org/eng/19august/28mordad.htm Author | Unknown http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow A Window into Modern Iran: 1 of 2: The Ardeshir Zahedi Papers at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives―A Selection (691) Hardcover – October 1, 2019 https://www.amazon.com/Window-into-Modern-Iran-Institution/dp/0817921745/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=abbas+milani&qid=1573347771&s=books&sr=1-3 The inner workings of Iranian politics, as experienced by two key figures at their center, are revealed through the meticulously preserved documents and photographs in the Ardeshir Zahedi Papers at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives. These materials are essential for understanding modern Iranian history and its global context. These archives were preserved over the course of two illustrious careers: those of Ardeshir Zahedi, Iran’s ambassador to the United States and United Kingdom, and minister of foreign affairs; and his father, Fazlollah Zahedi, military general and prime minister of Iran after the 1953 overthrow of Mohammad Mossadegh. Published for the very first time, the papers and photos included here are indispensable primary sources for scholarship on modern Iranian history.
November 10, 2019
Photo: English: Fazlollah Zahedi, Iranian general and politician, Iranian media Date | before 1970 Source | http://faradeed.ir/fa/news/42498/ Author | Official photo Other versions | en:File:Fazlollah zahedi.jpg (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fazlollah_zahedi.jpg) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow A Window into Modern Iran: 2 of 2: The Ardeshir Zahedi Papers at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives―A Selection (691) Hardcover – October 1, 2019 https://www.amazon.com/Window-into-Modern-Iran-Institution/dp/0817921745/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=abbas+milani&qid=1573347771&s=books&sr=1-3 The inner workings of Iranian politics, as experienced by two key figures at their center, are revealed through the meticulously preserved documents and photographs in the Ardeshir Zahedi Papers at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives. These materials are essential for understanding modern Iranian history and its global context. These archives were preserved over the course of two illustrious careers: those of Ardeshir Zahedi, Iran’s ambassador to the United States and United Kingdom, and minister of foreign affairs; and his father, Fazlollah Zahedi, military general and prime minister of Iran after the 1953 overthrow of Mohammad Mossadegh. Published for the very first time, the papers and photos included here are indispensable primary sources for scholarship on modern Iranian history.
November 10, 2019
Photo:  Image from page 105 of "From 1800 to 1900. The wonderful story of the century; its progress and achievements .." (1899) Identifier: from1800to1900wo00morr Title: From 1800 to 1900. The wonderful story of the century; its progress and achievements .. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookidfrom1800to1900wo00morr) Year: 1899 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookyear1899) (1890s (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookdecade1890) ) Authors:  Morris, Charles, 1833-1922 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookauthorMorris__Charles__1833_1922) Subjects:  Nineteenth century (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/booksubjectNineteenth_century) Publisher:  Chicago, Ill., A.B. Kuhlman Company (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookpublisherChicago__Ill___A_B__Kuhlman_Company) Contributing Library:  The Library of Congress (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookcontributorThe_Library_of_Congress) Digitizing Sponsor:  Sloan Foundation (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/booksponsorSloan_Foundation) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Information Dominance (ID) is the new new for ever weaker great powers" 1 of 2: Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs.  By Gregory Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs.1 The sole object of power is the imposition of will. Now, finally, technologies are beginning to exist which take much of that task of “imposing will” away from physical force capabilities and into the realm of information dominance — ID — systems and doctrine.  This very fact must transform the way national security forces think about deterrence, power projection, nation-building, and defense. ID is at the core of the entire govern-mental and social structure, and therefore determines the stability of currencies and economies. It can be used to build national cohesion, and erode it in opposing nations.  ID warfare has its own set of technological capabilities, firmly rooted in all uses of the electronic spectrum. This has only been possible as a result of scientific advances over the past century.  So now, for the first time in a century or more, defense procurement and acquisition strategies must account for threats and operational responsibilities which extend be-yond the conventional, kinetic defense spectrum.  At the same time, because of sociological and population changes, alliance structures which have been in place for decades are now under extreme pressure, and in many areas may have lost their utility. When great sociological and historical upheavals occur, the threat of change creates uncertainty among populations, and this automatically trig-gers a turn away from globalist thinking toward nationalism. This has been the case throughout history. It is the case now, as we enter a period of great upheaval in the bal-ance of power.  This means, as we enter a period of greater emphasis on state sovereignty (national-ism), that self-reliance in national security will become of primary importance. It does not, however, afford us the luxury of abandoning entirely old alliances, nor even of abandoning entirely the doctrine, force structures, and technological patterns on which we have relied. But we will now need to look at new frameworks which accommodate hybrid and proxy conflict in both the military and social spectra.
November 10, 2019
Photo: English: A map of China from 1900 with China being divided among various European powers Date | 30 June 1900 Source | Daily Inter Mountain., June 30, 1900, Page 4, Image 4 Author | Authors and Editors of the Daily Inter Mountain http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Information Dominance (ID) is the new new for ever weaker great powers" 2 of 2: Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs.  By Gregory Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs.1 The sole object of power is the imposition of will. Now, finally, technologies are beginning to exist which take much of that task of “imposing will” away from physical force capabilities and into the realm of information dominance — ID — systems and doctrine.  This very fact must transform the way national security forces think about deterrence, power projection, nation-building, and defense. ID is at the core of the entire govern-mental and social structure, and therefore determines the stability of currencies and economies. It can be used to build national cohesion, and erode it in opposing nations.  ID warfare has its own set of technological capabilities, firmly rooted in all uses of the electronic spectrum. This has only been possible as a result of scientific advances over the past century.  So now, for the first time in a century or more, defense procurement and acquisition strategies must account for threats and operational responsibilities which extend be-yond the conventional, kinetic defense spectrum.  At the same time, because of sociological and population changes, alliance structures which have been in place for decades are now under extreme pressure, and in many areas may have lost their utility. When great sociological and historical upheavals occur, the threat of change creates uncertainty among populations, and this automatically trig-gers a turn away from globalist thinking toward nationalism. This has been the case throughout history. It is the case now, as we enter a period of great upheaval in the bal-ance of power.  This means, as we enter a period of greater emphasis on state sovereignty (national-ism), that self-reliance in national security will become of primary importance. It does not, however, afford us the luxury of abandoning entirely old alliances, nor even of abandoning entirely the doctrine, force structures, and technological patterns on which we have relied. But we will now need to look at new frameworks which accommodate hybrid and proxy conflict in both the military and social spectra.
November 10, 2019
Photo: Title: James G. Blaine Abstract/medium: 1 photographic print. Date | 1890 Source | Library of CongressCatalog: https://lccn.loc.gov/2001703930Image download: https://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/cph/3a30000/3a33000/3a33300/3a33382r.jpgOriginal url: https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2001703930/ Author | Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer Permission (Reusing this file (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Reusing_content_outside_Wikimedia) ) | No known restrictions on publication. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The perils of sorting with just two political parties: 1 of 2: Morris Fiorina, @HooverInst https://www.policyed.org/policy-insights/political-and-electoral-instability Morris P. Fiorina is the Wendt Family Professor of Political Science and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution. He received an undergraduate degree from Allegheny College and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, and taught at Caltech and Harvard before joining Stanford in 1998. Fiorina has written widely on American politics, with special emphasis on the study of representation, public opinion and elections. He has published numerous articles and written or edited thirteen books, including: Representatives, Roll Calls, and Constituencies; Congress--Keystone of the Washington Establishment; Retrospective Voting in American National Elections; The Personal Vote (coauthored with Bruce Cain and John Ferejohn); Divided Government; Civic Engagement in American Democracy (co-edited with Theda Skocpol), Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America (with Samuel Abrams and Jeremy Pope), Disconnect: The Breakdown of Representation in American Politics (with Samuel Abrams), Can We Talk: The Rise of Rude, Nasty, Stubborn Politics (co-edited with Dan Shea) and most recently, Unstable Majorities. Fiorina has served on the editorial boards of a dozen journals in Political Science, Political Economy, Law, and Public Policy, and from 1986-1990 served as Chairman of the Board of Overseers of the American National Election Studies. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. He has received Career Achievement Awards from the American Political Science Association’s Organized Sections on Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior, and Political Organizations and Parties.
November 10, 2019
Photo: July 30, 1890 Puck front cover, depicting Speaker of the House Thomas B. Reed (wearing a crown) and Ways and Means Chair William McKinley (dressed as Napoleon) annoyed as Secretary of State James G. Blaine breaking out and disrupting their presidential plans Date | 30 July 1890 Source | Puck magazine; July 30, 1890, p. 361 here (https://books.google.com/books?id=WbEiAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA210&dq=governor+mckinley&hl=en&sa=X&ei=afJVT8vgEpL5sQLE79jZCQ&ved=0CGIQ6AEwCA#v=onepage&q&f=false) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The perils of sorting with just two political parties: 2of2:.Morris Fiorina, @HooverInst https://www.policyed.org/policy-insights/political-and-electoral-instability Morris P. Fiorina is the Wendt Family Professor of Political Science and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution. He received an undergraduate degree from Allegheny College and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, and taught at Caltech and Harvard before joining Stanford in 1998. Fiorina has written widely on American politics, with special emphasis on the study of representation, public opinion and elections. He has published numerous articles and written or edited thirteen books, including: Representatives, Roll Calls, and Constituencies; Congress--Keystone of the Washington Establishment; Retrospective Voting in American National Elections; The Personal Vote (coauthored with Bruce Cain and John Ferejohn); Divided Government; Civic Engagement in American Democracy (co-edited with Theda Skocpol), Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America (with Samuel Abrams and Jeremy Pope), Disconnect: The Breakdown of Representation in American Politics (with Samuel Abrams), Can We Talk: The Rise of Rude, Nasty, Stubborn Politics (co-edited with Dan Shea) and most recently, Unstable Majorities. Fiorina has served on the editorial boards of a dozen journals in Political Science, Political Economy, Law, and Public Policy, and from 1986-1990 served as Chairman of the Board of Overseers of the American National Election Studies. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. He has received Career Achievement Awards from the American Political Science Association’s Organized Sections on Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior, and Political Organizations and Parties.
November 9, 2019
Photo: East German construction workers building the Berlin Wall, 20 November 1961. National Archives - https://web.archive.org/web/20050206035542/http://nsarchive.chadwyck.com/bcphotox.htm East German construction workers building the Berlin Wall. Permission details public domainView more (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Wall#) Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Berlin_Wall_1961-11-20.jpg) view terms File:Berlin Wall 1961-11-20.jpg Created: 19 November 1961 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Remember Ronald Reagan's first visit to the Berlin Wall, 1978. Richard Allen @HooverInst https://parade.com/25838/viannguyen/the-story-behind-reagans-tear-down-this-wall-speech/ "Richard Allen, a White House national security adviser, remembers a 1978 trip to Berlin when he was an aide to then-Governor Reagan. Standing near the Wall, Reagan said, “We’ve got to find a way to knock this thing down.” Aides recall him occasionally mentioning that he would like to see the wall come down during staff meetings years before the Berlin speech. Reagan himself does little to clarify the origin. In his autobiography, he quotes the “tear down” passages, but merely says that he “felt strongly” about them, not that he or anyone else originated them." Richard Allen is an emeritus senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. The holder of a master’s degree in political science from the University of Notre Dame, Allen was a senior staff member at Hoover from 1966 to 1968, at which time he took a leave of absence to serve as Richard Nixon’s foreign policy coordinator subsequently serving twice in the Nixon White House. He was Ronald Reagan’s chief foreign policy adviser from 1977 to 1980 and served as President Reagan’s first national security adviser from 1981 to 1982. A Hoover fellow since 1983, he is currently a member of the US Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee.
November 8, 2019
Photo: Photograph of the smashed interior of the Berlin synagogue Hitler's War Against the Jews (1975) by Lucy Dawidowicz, p. 61. Interior of Berlin's Fasanenstrasse Synagogue (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasanenstrasse_Synagogue) , opened in 1912, after it was set on fire during Kristallnacht (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristallnacht) on November 9, 1938. It was destroyed entirely during an Allied air raid on Berlin in 1943, and a Jewish Community Center (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_Community_Center) was opened in its place in 1959. See here (http://www.bh.org.il/database-article.aspx?76922) and here (http://www.essential-architecture.com/TYPE/TYPE-11.htm) . http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Remembering the Pogroms of November 9-10, 1938. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres
November 8, 2019
Photo: Photochrom Print Collection Title | Rue Richelieu, Odessa, Russia, (i.e., Ukraine) Date | between 1890 and 1900 Dimensions | 1 photomechanical print : photochrom, color. Accession number | LCCN2001697469 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Ukrainegate is a knock-off of Russiagate. @DevinNunes
November 8, 2019
Photo: Prosecutor General Andrey Vyshinsky (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrey_Vyshinsky) (centre), reading the 1937 indictment against Karl Radek (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Radek) during the 2nd Moscow Trial (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_Trials) View author information (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Radek%27s_action.jpg) Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Radek%27s_action.jpg) File:Radek's action.jpg Uploaded: 2006-06-13 16:27:32 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Begin the Democratic Show Trial. @DevinNunes
November 8, 2019
Photo: Hôtel-Dieu de Paris (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%B4tel-Dieu_de_Paris) c. 1500. The comparatively well patients (on the right) were separated from the very ill (on the left). Unknown - http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/177_11_021202/dec10354_fm.html#i1067496 Triptych showing the Hôtel Dieu in Paris, about ad 1500. The comparatively well patients (on the right) were separated from the very ill (on the left) Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hotel_Dieu_in_Paris_about_1500.gif) File:Hotel Dieu in Paris about 1500.gif Created: circa 1500 date QS:P,+1500-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Medicare for-all and the public option are the worst outcomes: 1 of 2: @ScottAtlas. @HooverInst Dr. Scott Atlas is a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and author of “Restoring Quality Health Care: A Six Point Plan for Comprehensive Reform at Lower Cost.” https://www.wsj.com/articles/public-option-kills-private-insurance-11563309118
November 8, 2019
Photo: English: City of London Lying-in Hospital. Built 1770-1773 by architect (1733-1810), later demolished. Date | 19th century Source | http://www.londonancestor.com/views/vb-lyingl.htm Author | Drawn by Thomas H. Shepherd. Engraved by J. Gough. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Medicare for-all and the public option are the worst outcomes: 2 of 2: @ScottAtlas. @HooverInst Dr. Scott Atlas is a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and author of “Restoring Quality Health Care: A Six Point Plan for Comprehensive Reform at Lower Cost.” https://www.wsj.com/articles/public-option-kills-private-insurance-11563309118
November 8, 2019
Image:   . Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency   Larry Diamond (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_1?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Larry+Diamond) (Author, Narrator); Penguin Audio (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Penguin+Audio) (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged From America's leading scholar of democracy, a personal, passionate call to action against the rising authoritarianism that challenges our world order — and the very value of liberty  Larry Diamond has made it his life's work to secure democracy's future by understanding its past and by advising dissidents fighting autocracy around the world. Deeply attuned to the cycles of democratic expansion and decay that determine the fates of nations, he watched with mounting unease as illiberal rulers rose in Hungary, Poland, Turkey, the Philippines, and beyond, while China and Russia grew increasingly bold and bullying. Then, with Trump's election at home, the global retreat from freedom spread from democracy's margins to its heart.         Ill Winds' core argument is stark: the defense and advancement of democratic ideals rely on US global leadership. If we do not reclaim our traditional place as the keystone of democracy, today's authoritarian swell could become a tsunami, providing an opening for Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and their admirers to turn the 21st century into a dark time of despotism.         We are at a hinge in history, between a new era of tyranny and an age of democratic renewal. Free governments can defend their values; free citizens can exercise their rights. We can make the internet safe for liberal democracy, exploit the soft, kleptocratic underbelly of dictatorships, and revive America's degraded democracy. Ill Winds offers concrete, deeply informed suggestions to fight polarization, reduce the influence of money in politics, and make every vote count.         In 2019, freedom's last line of defense still remains "We the people."  --- "A leading scholar of democracy combines his academic research with his direct experience to piece together a wide-ranging study of the creation — and possible destruction — of that specific form of governance.... A potent mix of theory and practice...inspiring." (Kirkus)  ---"From a scholar who has dedicated his life to studying liberal democracy comes a plan for its long-term preservation. 'Ill winds' are indeed blowing — and Diamond has shown us how to weather and, ultimately, beat back the storm." (Madeleine K. Albright, former Secretary of State and author of Fascism: A Warning)
November 8, 2019
Image:  . Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency   Larry Diamond (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_1?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Larry+Diamond) (Author, Narrator); Penguin Audio (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Penguin+Audio) (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged From America's leading scholar of democracy, a personal, passionate call to action against the rising authoritarianism that challenges our world order — and the very value of liberty  Larry Diamond has made it his life's work to secure democracy's future by understanding its past and by advising dissidents fighting autocracy around the world. Deeply attuned to the cycles of democratic expansion and decay that determine the fates of nations, he watched with mounting unease as illiberal rulers rose in Hungary, Poland, Turkey, the Philippines, and beyond, while China and Russia grew increasingly bold and bullying. Then, with Trump's election at home, the global retreat from freedom spread from democracy's margins to its heart.         Ill Winds' core argument is stark: the defense and advancement of democratic ideals rely on US global leadership. If we do not reclaim our traditional place as the keystone of democracy, today's authoritarian swell could become a tsunami, providing an opening for Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and their admirers to turn the 21st century into a dark time of despotism.         We are at a hinge in history, between a new era of tyranny and an age of democratic renewal. Free governments can defend their values; free citizens can exercise their rights. We can make the internet safe for liberal democracy, exploit the soft, kleptocratic underbelly of dictatorships, and revive America's degraded democracy. Ill Winds offers concrete, deeply informed suggestions to fight polarization, reduce the influence of money in politics, and make every vote count.         In 2019, freedom's last line of defense still remains "We the people."  --- "A leading scholar of democracy combines his academic research with his direct experience to piece together a wide-ranging study of the creation — and possible destruction — of that specific form of governance.... A potent mix of theory and practice...inspiring." (Kirkus)  ---"From a scholar who has dedicated his life to studying liberal democracy comes a plan for its long-term preservation. 'Ill winds' are indeed blowing — and Diamond has shown us how to weather and, ultimately, beat back the storm." (Madeleine K. Albright, former Secretary of State and author of Fascism: A Warning)
November 8, 2019
Image: . Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency   Larry Diamond (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_1?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Larry+Diamond) (Author, Narrator); Penguin Audio (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Penguin+Audio) (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged From America's leading scholar of democracy, a personal, passionate call to action against the rising authoritarianism that challenges our world order — and the very value of liberty  Larry Diamond has made it his life's work to secure democracy's future by understanding its past and by advising dissidents fighting autocracy around the world. Deeply attuned to the cycles of democratic expansion and decay that determine the fates of nations, he watched with mounting unease as illiberal rulers rose in Hungary, Poland, Turkey, the Philippines, and beyond, while China and Russia grew increasingly bold and bullying. Then, with Trump's election at home, the global retreat from freedom spread from democracy's margins to its heart.         Ill Winds' core argument is stark: the defense and advancement of democratic ideals rely on US global leadership. If we do not reclaim our traditional place as the keystone of democracy, today's authoritarian swell could become a tsunami, providing an opening for Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and their admirers to turn the 21st century into a dark time of despotism.         We are at a hinge in history, between a new era of tyranny and an age of democratic renewal. Free governments can defend their values; free citizens can exercise their rights. We can make the internet safe for liberal democracy, exploit the soft, kleptocratic underbelly of dictatorships, and revive America's degraded democracy. Ill Winds offers concrete, deeply informed suggestions to fight polarization, reduce the influence of money in politics, and make every vote count.         In 2019, freedom's last line of defense still remains "We the people."         --- "A leading scholar of democracy combines his academic research with his direct experience to piece together a wide-ranging study of the creation — and possible destruction — of that specific form of governance.... A potent mix of theory and practice...inspiring." (Kirkus)  ---"From a scholar who has dedicated his life to studying liberal democracy comes a plan for its long-term preservation. 'Ill winds' are indeed blowing — and Diamond has shown us how to weather and, ultimately, beat back the storm." (Madeleine K. Albright, former Secretary of State and author of Fascism: A Warning)
November 8, 2019
Image:   . Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency   Larry Diamond (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_1?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Larry+Diamond) (Author, Narrator); Penguin Audio (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Penguin+Audio) (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged From America's leading scholar of democracy, a personal, passionate call to action against the rising authoritarianism that challenges our world order — and the very value of liberty  Larry Diamond has made it his life's work to secure democracy's future by understanding its past and by advising dissidents fighting autocracy around the world. Deeply attuned to the cycles of democratic expansion and decay that determine the fates of nations, he watched with mounting unease as illiberal rulers rose in Hungary, Poland, Turkey, the Philippines, and beyond, while China and Russia grew increasingly bold and bullying. Then, with Trump's election at home, the global retreat from freedom spread from democracy's margins to its heart.         Ill Winds' core argument is stark: the defense and advancement of democratic ideals rely on US global leadership. If we do not reclaim our traditional place as the keystone of democracy, today's authoritarian swell could become a tsunami, providing an opening for Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and their admirers to turn the 21st century into a dark time of despotism.         We are at a hinge in history, between a new era of tyranny and an age of democratic renewal. Free governments can defend their values; free citizens can exercise their rights. We can make the internet safe for liberal democracy, exploit the soft, kleptocratic underbelly of dictatorships, and revive America's degraded democracy. Ill Winds offers concrete, deeply informed suggestions to fight polarization, reduce the influence of money in politics, and make every vote count.         In 2019, freedom's last line of defense still remains "We the people."         --- "A leading scholar of democracy combines his academic research with his direct experience to piece together a wide-ranging study of the creation — and possible destruction — of that specific form of governance.... A potent mix of theory and practice...inspiring." (Kirkus)  ---"From a scholar who has dedicated his life to studying liberal democracy comes a plan for its long-term preservation. 'Ill winds' are indeed blowing — and Diamond has shown us how to weather and, ultimately, beat back the storm." (Madeleine K. Albright, former Secretary of State and author of Fascism: A Warning)
November 7, 2019
Photo: Damaged houses on Howard Street (left), and ruins in the vicinity of Post and Grant Avenue Chadwick, H. D - This media is available in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/National_Archives_and_Records_Administration) , cataloged under the National Archives Identifier (NAID) 524396 (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/524396) . San Francisco Earthquake of 1906: Ruins in vicinity of Post and Grant Avenue. Looking northeast. Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Post-and-Grant-Avenue-Look.jpg) File:Post-and-Grant-Avenue-Look.jpg Created: 31 March 1906 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Federal policy in the event of President Warren in 2021: 1 of 2: @LanheeChen @HooverInst https://www.hoover.org/profiles/lanhee-j-chen Lanhee J. Chen, Ph.D. is the David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies at the Hoover Institution and Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University.   A veteran of several high-profile political campaigns, Chen has worked in politics, government, academia, and the private sector. He has advised numerous major campaigns, including four presidential efforts.  In 2012, he was policy director of the Romney-Ryan campaign, and served as Governor Mitt Romney’s chief policy adviser, a senior strategist on the campaign, and the person responsible for developing the campaign’s domestic and foreign policy.  Chen also advised Senator Marco Rubio's 2016 presidential bid, served as Domestic Policy Director of Romney's 2008 campaign, and was a health policy adviser to the Bush-Cheney reelection campaign in 2004.  During the 2014 and 2018 campaign cycles, Chen served as a Senior Adviser on Policy to the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). In addition to his academic appointments, Chen is a Senior Counselor at the Brunswick Group, a global business advisory firm; an Operating Partner at New Road Capital Partners, where he helps to direct healthcare investments for the private equity firm’s current fund; and Chair of the Board of Directors at El Camino Hospital in the Silicon Valley.  He is also a Senior Adviser to and member of the Aspen Economic Strategy Group at the Aspen Institute. From 2014 to 2018, Chen served as a presidentially-appointed and Senate-confirmed member of the Social Security Advisory Board—an independent, bipartisan panel that advises the president, Congress, and the Commissioner of Social Security on matters related to the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs.  He also served in the George W. Bush Administration as a senior official at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Chen’s writings have appeared in a variety of outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.  He has been a CNN Political Commentator and provided political analysis and commentary on every other major television network.  Chen currently serves as a member of the Editorial Board of the Salem Media Group.  Chen was honored in 2015 as one of the POLITICO 50, a list of the “thinkers, doers, and visionaries transforming American politics.”  He earned a similar honor in 2012 when he was named one of POLITICO’s “50 Politicos to Watch.”  In 2017, Chen was the William E. Simon Visiting Professor in the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University.  At Stanford, he also serves on the Faculty Steering Committee of the Haas Center for Public Service, is an affiliate of the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies, and was Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School.  An eight-time winner of Harvard University’s Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Chen’s scholarship has appeared or been cited in several of the nation’s top political science journals. Previously, Chen practiced law at two major law firms and was the Winnie Neubauer Visiting Fellow in Health Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation. Chen serves in a variety of leadership roles in nonprofits and community-based organizations.  He is a member of the National Advisory Committee of the Democracy Fund, a Director of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP), a member of the Advisory Board of the Partnership for the Future of Medicare, and a member of the Council of Scholars for the Better Medicare Alliance.  He is also a member of the Committee of 100, an organization of prominent Chinese Americans. Chen earned his Ph.D. and A.M. in political science from Harvard University, his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, and his A.B. magna cum laude in government from Harvard College. He is a member of the State Bar of California. A native of Rowland Heights, California, he currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and children.
November 7, 2019
Photo: Arnold Genthe's photograph (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looking_Down_Sacramento_Street,_San_Francisco,_April_18,_1906) , looking toward the fire on Sacramento Street Arnold Genthe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Arnold_Genthe) - This image is available from the United States Library of Congress (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Congress) 's Prints and Photographs division (https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/) under the digital ID cph.3c28020 (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c28020) . This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. See Commons:Licensing (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Licensing) for more information. San Francisco earthquake of 1906 (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:San_Francisco_earthquake_of_1906) . Looking Down Sacramento St., 1906. [verso:] "San Francisco: April 18, 1906." From As I Remember by local photographer Arnold Genthe (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Arnold_Genthe) : This photograph shows "the results of the earth quake, the beginning of the fire and the attitude of the people." It was taken the morning of the first day of the fire. Shows Sacramento St. at Miles Place (now Miller Place) near Powell St. "I found that my hand cameras had been so damaged by the falling plaster as to be rendered useless. I went to Montgomery Street to the shop of George Kahn, my dealer, and asked him to lend me a camera. 'Take anything you want. This place is going to burn up anyway.' I selected the best small camera, a 3A Kodak Special. I stuffed my pockets with films and started out.... Of the pictures I had made during the fire, there are several, I believe, that will be of lasting interest. There is particularly the one scene that I recorded the morning of the first day of the fire [along Sacramento Street, looking toward the Bay] which shows, in a pictorially effective composition, the results of the earthquake, the beginning of the fire and the attitude of the people. On the right is a house, the front of which had collapsed into the street. The occupants are sitting on chairs calmly watching the approach of the fire. Groups of people are standing in the street, motionless, gazing at the clouds of smoke. When the fire crept up close, they would just move up a block. It is hard to believe that such a scene actually occurred in the way the photograph represents it. Several people upon seeing it have exclaimed, "Oh, is that a still from a Cecil De Mille picture?" To which the answer has been, "No. the director of this scene was the Lord himself." A few months ago an interview about my work--I had told the story of that fire picture--appeared in a New York paper with the headline, "His pictures posed by the Lord, says photographer."" -Arnold Genthe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Genthe) , "As I Remember" Reynal & Hitchcock : New York, 1936; Chapter 10: Earthquake and Fire (http://www.zpub.com/sf/history/ag/ag-asi-10.html) "On 18 April 1906, the morning of the great San Francisco earthquake, Genthe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Genthe) , with his cameras and studio destroyed, borrowed a hand-held camera and photographed the destruction across the city. Of his over 180 surviving, sharp-focus photographs of San Francisco, probably his most famous image is "San Francisco, April 18th, 1906," which shows a view from Nob Hill, down Sacramento Street. Enormous clouds of smoke ominously approach, buildings' facades have collapsed from the quake, and residents stand and sit in the street, in a stupor, calming watching the approaching fire." - Mel Byars, N. Elizabeth Schlatter. "Genthe, Arnold"; American National Biography Online (http://www.anb.org/articles/17/17-00321.html) Feb. 2000. Permission details The photographs Arnold Genthe made for his own use are considered to be in the public domain (https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/073_gen.html) View more (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1906_San_Francisco_earthquake#) Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:San_Francisco_Fire_Sacramento_Street_1906-04-18.jpg) view terms File:San Francisco Fire Sacramento Street 1906-04-18.jpg http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Federal policy in the event of President Warren in 2021: 2 of 2: @LanheeChen @HooverInst https://www.hoover.org/profiles/lanhee-j-chen Lanhee J. Chen, Ph.D. is the David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies at the Hoover Institution and Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University.   A veteran of several high-profile political campaigns, Chen has worked in politics, government, academia, and the private sector. He has advised numerous major campaigns, including four presidential efforts.  In 2012, he was policy director of the Romney-Ryan campaign, and served as Governor Mitt Romney’s chief policy adviser, a senior strategist on the campaign, and the person responsible for developing the campaign’s domestic and foreign policy.  Chen also advised Senator Marco Rubio's 2016 presidential bid, served as Domestic Policy Director of Romney's 2008 campaign, and was a health policy adviser to the Bush-Cheney reelection campaign in 2004.  During the 2014 and 2018 campaign cycles, Chen served as a Senior Adviser on Policy to the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). In addition to his academic appointments, Chen is a Senior Counselor at the Brunswick Group, a global business advisory firm; an Operating Partner at New Road Capital Partners, where he helps to direct healthcare investments for the private equity firm’s current fund; and Chair of the Board of Directors at El Camino Hospital in the Silicon Valley.  He is also a Senior Adviser to and member of the Aspen Economic Strategy Group at the Aspen Institute. From 2014 to 2018, Chen served as a presidentially-appointed and Senate-confirmed member of the Social Security Advisory Board—an independent, bipartisan panel that advises the president, Congress, and the Commissioner of Social Security on matters related to the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs.  He also served in the George W. Bush Administration as a senior official at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Chen’s writings have appeared in a variety of outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.  He has been a CNN Political Commentator and provided political analysis and commentary on every other major television network.  Chen currently serves as a member of the Editorial Board of the Salem Media Group.  Chen was honored in 2015 as one of the POLITICO 50, a list of the “thinkers, doers, and visionaries transforming American politics.”  He earned a similar honor in 2012 when he was named one of POLITICO’s “50 Politicos to Watch.”  In 2017, Chen was the William E. Simon Visiting Professor in the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University.  At Stanford, he also serves on the Faculty Steering Committee of the Haas Center for Public Service, is an affiliate of the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies, and was Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School.  An eight-time winner of Harvard University’s Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Chen’s scholarship has appeared or been cited in several of the nation’s top political science journals. Previously, Chen practiced law at two major law firms and was the Winnie Neubauer Visiting Fellow in Health Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation. Chen serves in a variety of leadership roles in nonprofits and community-based organizations.  He is a member of the National Advisory Committee of the Democracy Fund, a Director of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP), a member of the Advisory Board of the Partnership for the Future of Medicare, and a member of the Council of Scholars for the Better Medicare Alliance.  He is also a member of the Committee of 100, an organization of prominent Chinese Americans. Chen earned his Ph.D. and A.M. in political science from Harvard University, his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, and his A.B. magna cum laude in government from Harvard College. He is a member of the State Bar of California. A native of Rowland Heights, California, he currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and children.
November 7, 2019
Image:  The Seventh Fleet's area of responsibility, 2009. Public domain: USN Fleets (2009).png @HooverInst . Christopher Sharman, Captain, USN, Seventh Fleet, and Naval Intelligence; & Hoover National Security Affairs Fellow, starts with military intell work in Asia: the Japan-US alliance is as strong as ever; we coordinate in myriad ways, especially maritime. South China Sea and East China Sea. We have some challenges in Okinawa but, overall, Japanese people are amazingly welcoming to us. Five Eyes partners: Australia has helped us significantly in South China Sea – have sent their ships, is one of the countries that have pushed back against some of the things China has done. Operating methods are transparent: Americans can speak to an Australian ship same as to a US ship. Indians have traditionally relied on Russian equipment; we’d like to see them move away from that, but they work with many different neighbors so they’ll probably never be an ally but we work well together. South Korean navy has been at risk from provocations.  We do have an alliance with them; they participate in our largest exercises, and we send ships to theirs. We break down cultural issues and each learns how the other operates. Vietnam:  Vietnamese and US navies; Vietnamese view everything through the prism of “what will China’s reaction be?” After a thousand years of Chinese occupation, it’s a delicate balance. Taiwan: US does not make port calls there, but we have relations, and collaborate with their military. We’re not nearly as present there as elsewhere. Under an attack, will we respond?  We certainly are preparing. Scarborough Shoal:  USN has great relations with the Philippines. The 2012 Scarborough incident is fascinating: China entered, convinced the Philippines to back out. Philippines then raised a case in the UN anent the Law of the Sea, and won the case under arbitration; since then, have been careful not to push too hard.
November 7, 2019
Image: The Five Eyes at work: An aerial view of the second HMAS Australia – a heavy cruiser – passing through the Panama Canal in March 1935. Australia saw extensive combat in World War II.  Public domain.         (Official U.S. Navy photo NH 63062 (https://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-63000/NH-63062.html) from the U.S. Navy Naval History and Heritage Command (http://www.history.navy.mil/) . Transferred from en.wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/) to Commons. Original uploader was Grant65 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Grant65) at en.wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/) 2007-06-20 [original upload date]) . Christopher Sharman, Captain, USN, & Hoover National Security Affairs Fellow (“This is an active Captain in the US Seventh Fleet — same as Magnum.”)  @HooverInst Dining with a high Japanese official in Tokyo: “When the US is weak, China doesn't respect the US or Japan; when the US is strong, China respects the US and us [Japan].” The Chinese notion of brinksmanship is central.  South China Sea, “the Great Wall of Sand,” where China has built fictitious islands out of sand and dumped soil and garbage to create seven features, not islands. China now has installed missiles there, all entirely illegally under international law. The US Navy will go anywhere international law allows; we’ll challenge according the Freedom of Navigation under Law of the Sea.  The constant going and coming of DPRK and China: the USN is the front line out there. Does the Navy have all that it needs in the coming decade or two? We’re in an era of Great Power competition. We’ve called out China and other bad actors, such as North Korea. This is where partnerships come in: they’re critical enablers to anything we do in the region. US is building partnerships with countries like Vietnam; all will help us in the future.
November 7, 2019
Image:  Protesters waving the Hong Kong colonial flags in front of the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong. Public domain. (VOA - http://www.voacantonese.com/content/hk-protesters-on-63rd-anniversary-of-china-national-day/1518056.html數十名示威者在中聯辦門外揮舞港英旗幟 ) . Andrew Collier, managing director of Orient Capital Research, explains the Hong Kong economic slowdown as a result of extended protests.  Further: there’s a distinct “Shenzhen slowdown.”  Not all this has been engendered by the trade war.  China has been producing debt 6.7 times faster than formerly.  Doubt that China can grow its way out of its problems. For every dollar, they were getting 70 cents of growth; now are getting 20 cents’ worth.  Beijing is offering loans to help buy apartments on Mainland.                Xi decided to appear with Carrie Lam in a video — deeply embarrassing Lam by spotlighting the fact that she has no autonomy from Xi. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/01/hong-kong-recession-economy-will-remain-weak-amid-protests-trade-war.html .
November 7, 2019
Photo: JEAN LOUIS THÉODORE GÉRICAULT - La Balsa de la Medusa (Museo del Louvre, 1818-19) Théodore Géricault (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Th%C3%A9odore_G%C3%A9ricault) and one more author (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:JEAN_LOUIS_TH%C3%89ODORE_G%C3%89RICAULT_-_La_Balsa_de_la_Medusa_(Museo_del_Louvre,_1818-19).jpg) Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:JEAN_LOUIS_TH%C3%89ODORE_G%C3%89RICAULT_-_La_Balsa_de_la_Medusa_(Museo_del_Louvre,_1818-19).jpg) File:JEAN LOUIS THÉODORE GÉRICAULT - La Balsa de la Medusa (Museo del Louvre, 1818-19).jpg Created: 1818 and 1819 date QS:P571,+1818-00-00T00:00:00Z/8,P580,+1818-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P582,+1819-00-00T00:00:00Z/9 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow US is throwing a lifeline to the undead Huawei.  @WeTheBrandon @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/03/business/huawei-license-wilbur-ross/index.html  (https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/03/business/huawei-license-wilbur-ross/index.html )
November 7, 2019
Image: Comfort Women rally in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, August 2011.  Permissions*: see below . David Maxwell, senior Fellow specializing in North Korea and East Asia Affairs at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, covers the spat between South Korea and Japan, but it’s being smoothed out now, starting with military cooperation to lead to trade cooperation. The best case would be for Pres Moon to set aside historical indignities and improve relations by reviving the GSOMIA  [pron: jeh-somia; general security of military information agreement].  Also, there’s a dispute ‘twixt the two over some islands that the US carefully and dispassionately calls “rocks.” International concern over the military sharing agreement between Seoul and Tokyo, but Moon may be able to set aside some worries to focus on the real threat, North Korea. Moon’s peace and reconciliation effort with North Korea has wholly failed, as Kim has no intention of coming to a working agreement, and all he does is aim to undermine Moon. https://www.wsj.com/articles/south-korea-is-having-fewer-babies-soon-it-will-have-fewer-soldiers-11573039652 https://finance.yahoo.com/news/japan-south-korea-face-looming-210000548.html . ‪Author:  Claire Solery (https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Claire_Solery&action=edit&redlink=1) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license: ‪This file is licensed under the Creative Commons (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Creative_Commons) Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en) 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 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/licensing-considerations/compatible-licenses) as the original.
November 7, 2019
Photo: This narrow-angle color image of the Earth, dubbed 'Pale Blue Dot', is a part of the first ever 'portrait' of the solar system taken by Voyager 1. The spacecraft acquired a total of 60 frames for a mosaic of the solar system from a distance of more than 4 billion miles from Earth and about 32 degrees above the ecliptic. From Voyager's great distance Earth is a mere point of light, less than the size of a picture element even in the narrow-angle camera. Earth was a crescent only 0.12 pixel in size. Coincidentally, Earth lies right in the center of one of the scattered light rays resulting from taking the image so close to the sun. This blown-up image of the Earth was taken through three color filters - violet, blue and green - and recombined to produce the color image. The background features in the image are artifacts resulting from the magnification. For more information about the Voyager spacecraft, visit http://www.nasa.gov/voyager and http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov (http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/) . Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow "Pale Blue Dot" vs "Belt and Road." @ScottWHarald Deputy Director of the Center for Asia-Pacific Policy  @RANDCorporation (https://twitter.com/RANDCorporation) @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast  ;  https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/us-woos-asia-plan-rival-chinas-belt-road-66758005
November 7, 2019
Photo: Maris Pacifici (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maris_Pacifici) by Ortelius (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Ortelius) (1589). One of the first printed maps to show the Pacific Ocean[6] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Ocean#cite_note-6) Abraham Ortelius (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Abraham_Ortelius) - Helmink Antique Maps (http://www.helmink.com/Antique_Map_Ortelius_Pacific/) Maris Pacifici (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maris_Pacifici) by Abraham Ortelius (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Ortelius) . This map was published in 1589 in his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theatrum_Orbis_Terrarum) . It was not only the first printed map of the Pacific, but it also showed the Americas for the first time. Permission details This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Public_domain) work of art. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: This work is in the public domain (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_length) 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) The official position taken by the Wikimedia Foundation is that "faithful reproductions of two-dimensional public domain works of art are public domain". This photographic reproduction is therefore also considered to be in the public domain in the United States. In other jurisdictions, re-use of this content may be restricted; see Reuse of PD-Art photographs (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Reuse_of_PD-Art_photographs) for details.View more (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Ocean#) Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ortelius_-_Maris_Pacifici_1589.jpg) view terms File:Ortelius - Maris Pacifici 1589.jpg Created: 31 December 1588 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow PRC aggression pushes the IndoPacific neighborhood toward the USN. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/indo-pacific-us-sends-conflicting-messages
November 7, 2019
Photo: Streets of Hong Kong, 1865 See above (The photographer is believed to be deceased since image was taken in the 1800s, Image from Book old Hong Kong by Trea Wiltshire) Permission details PD-HK.View more (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Hong_Kong_(1800s%E2%80%931930s)#) Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HKStreets1865.jpg) view terms File:HKStreets1865.jpg Created: 19th century date QS:P,+1850-00-00T00:00:00Z/7 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Hong Kong boiling slowly like a frog. @Michael_Yon @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/05/world/asia/junius-ho-stabbed-hong-kong.htmlkong.html
November 7, 2019
Photo: English: Ribeira Palace and Square in Lisbon, Portugal. Date | 18th century Source | http://bp0.blogger.com/_jhoJju8z7JQ/SDP17SAazMI/AAAAAAAAA_s/1RnumadIhu0/s1600-h/pa%C3%A7o+real+p6185.jpg Author | Unknown Permission (Reusing this file (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Reusing_content_outside_Wikimedia) ) | public domain http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Meet the future with the Utopian Democrats: 1 of 2: & What is to be done? @MichaelBoskin @HooverInst https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/trump-democratic-presidential-candidates-economic-policy-by-michael-boskin-2019-10
November 7, 2019
Photo:  The Earthquake of 1755, painted from 1756 to 1792 by João Glama Ströberle (1708-1792). Currently in the National Museum of Ancient Art, Lisbon, Portugal.Português: O Terramoto de 1755, pintado entre 1756-1792 por João Glama Ströberle (1708-1792). Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisboa, Portugal. Date | between 1756 and 1792 Source | "Terramoto de 1755", história de um quadro inacabado, Diário de Notícias, 2018-01-13 (https://www.dn.pt/artes/interior/terramoto-de-1755-historia-de-um-quadro-inacabado-9044493.html) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Meet the future with the Utopian Democrats: 2 of 2: & What is to be done? @MichaelBoskin @HooverInst https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/trump-democratic-presidential-candidates-economic-policy-by-michael-boskin-2019-10
November 7, 2019
Photo: Child's Banking House on Fleet Street beside Temple Bar Gate, 1850 Date | 1873 (1887 copy) Accession number | British Library HMNTS 010349.l.1. Source/Photographer | Image extracted from page 61 of volume 1 of Old and New London, Illustrated, by Walter Thornbury (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Thornbury) . Original held and digitised by the British Library. Copied from Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary/11188417203/) .Note: The colours, contrast and appearance of these illustrations are unlikely to be true to life. They are derived from scanned images that have been enhanced for machine interpretation and have been altered from their originals. | This file is from the Mechanical Curator collection (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:British_Library/Mechanical_Curator_collection) , a set of over 1 million images scanned from out-of-copyright books and released to Flickr Commons by the British Library.  View image on Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary/11188417203/)    View all images from book (http://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary/tags/sysnum003628789)   View catalogue entry for book (http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01003628789) . http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The rules-based Federal Reserve: 1 of 2:  and the robust US economy. John B. Taylor @economics1 @HooverInst https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mMqvP5DyMM&feature=youtu.be&t=292
November 7, 2019
Photo:  Frankfurt am Main, Germany Deutsch: Der Taunusbahnhof in der Taunusanlage Lithographie von Th. Beck um 1850. Frankfurt am Main, Institut für Stadtgeschichte http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The rules-based Federal Reserve: 2 of 2:  and the robust US economy. John B. Taylor @economics1 @HooverInst https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mMqvP5DyMM&feature=youtu.be&t=292
November 6, 2019
Photo: B-47Es on a SAC base flight line View author information (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:B-47E.jpg) Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:B-47E.jpg) File:B-47E.jpg Uploaded: 2005-04-22 08:24:02 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Tales of the New Cold War: 1 of 2: Russophobia, Trump and US national security. Stephen F. Cohen @NYU @Princeton eastwestaccord.com. https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2019/11/05/new-call-duty-game-cast-russians-villains-it-sparked-an-online-revolt/
November 6, 2019
Photo: Retired B-47s at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis-Monthan_Air_Force_Base) in the 1960s USAF - U.S. Air Force photo form Lindsay T. Peacock: Strategic Air Command (Warbirds Illustrated 9). Arms&Armour Press, London 1983, p. 49. ISBN 0-85368-547-9 (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:BookSources/0-85368-547-9) . Cited as USAF photo. Retired U.S. Air Force Boeing B-47 Stratojet bombers at the MASDC, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona (USA), in the 1960s. Some 1,500 B-47s were retired in about six years. Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:B-47s_retired_at_MASDC_1960s.jpg) File:B-47s retired at MASDC 1960s.jpg Created: 1960s date QS:P,+1960-00-00T00:00:00Z/8 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Tales of the New Cold War: 2 of 2: Russophobia, Trump and US national security. Stephen F. Cohen @NYU @Princeton eastwestaccord.com. https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2019/11/05/new-call-duty-game-cast-russians-villains-it-sparked-an-online-revolt/
November 6, 2019
Photo: U.S. Navy Douglas R4D and U.S. Air Force C-47 aircraft unload at Tempelhof Airport during the Berlin Airlift. The first aircraft is a C-47A-90-DL (s/n 43-15672). Date | circa 1948-1949 Source | U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation (http://collections.naval.aviation.museum/emuwebdoncoms/pages/doncoms/Query.php) photo No. 2000.043.012 (http://collections.naval.aviation.museum/emuwebdoncoms/pages/doncoms/Display.php?irn=16045992&QueryPage=%2Femuwebdoncoms%2Fpages%2Fdoncoms%2FAdvQuery.php) ; National Museum of the U.S. Air Force (http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/photos/index.asp) photo 050426-F-1234P-008 (http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/050426-F-1234P-008.jpg) Author | U.S. Air Force | This image or file is a work of a U.S. Air Force (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/United_States_Air_Force) Airman or employee, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_of_the_United_States_Government) of the U.S. federal government (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Government_of_the_United_States) , the image or file is in the public domain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/public_domain) in the United States. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow De-Globalization and Cold War II: Part 1 of 2:  @Nfergus Niall Ferguson. https://www.belfercenter.org/event/cold-war-ii-applied-history-seminar-us-china-relations-niall-ferguson-and-graham-allison
November 6, 2019
Photo: Berlin Civilians watching an airlift plane land at Templehof Airport, 1948 Date | 1948 Source | States Air Force Historical Research Agency via Cees Steijger (1991), "A History of USAFE", Voyageur, ISBN: 1853100757 Author | USAF Permission (Reusing this file (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Reusing_content_outside_Wikimedia) ) | USGOV-PD  | This image or file is a work of a U.S. Air Force (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/United_States_Air_Force) Airman or employee, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_of_the_United_States_Government) of the U.S. federal government (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Government_of_the_United_States) , the image or file is in the public domain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/public_domain) in the United States. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow De-Globalization and Cold War II: Part 2 of 2:  @Nfergus Niall Ferguson. https://www.belfercenter.org/event/cold-war-ii-applied-history-seminar-us-china-relations-niall-ferguson-and-graham-allison
November 6, 2019
Photo: Part of subcollection: Photographs from the Yale Divinity School Library, New Haven, Connecticut, ca.1880-1950Part of repository: Yale Divinity Library Special CollectionsRepository name: Yale University. Divinity School. Day Missions LibraryFormat: lantern slidesArchival file: impa_Volume290/IMP-YDS-RG008-358-0008-0086.tiffRepository address: Yale University Divinity School Library, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511Part of series: Oliver and Jennie Logan PapersRepository email: Divinity.Library@yale.eduDate created: 1900/1919Publisher (of the digital version): University of Southern California. LibrariesFormat (aat): photographsLegacy record ID: impa-m66712Access conditions: http://www.library.yale.edu/div/reproductions.htmlCoverage date: 1900/1919 Date | 1900/1919 Source | http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15799coll123/id/51636 Author | Unknown http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The trade deal approaches. @LizPeek @TheHill https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-china-consider-rolling-back-tariffs-as-part-of-initial-trade-deal-11572924715
November 6, 2019
Photo: After Woodrow Wilson’s election in November 1912, La Follette supported several of the Democratic president’s domestic reforms. However, he opposed America’s entry into World War I, the military draft, wartime restrictions on personal liberties, and U.S. membership in the postwar League of Nations. In 1922, he persuaded his Senate colleagues to investigate charges of corruption concerning the oil reserves at Teapot Dome, Wyoming. In 1924, La Follette was the presidential nominee of the Progressive Party (unconnected with the party of 1912). He stood for government ownership of railroads and utilities, labor rights, federal aid to farmers, and the recall of federal judges. He received 17% of the popular vote, but won only the 13 electoral votes of his home state of Wisconsin. He died on June 18, 1925. Date | 6 January 1912 Source | http://elections.harpweek.com/1912/cartoons-1912-list.asp?Year=1912 Author | Harper's Weekly http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Talking past each other with parallel versions of the jobs economy. @LizPeek @TheHill @FoxNews https://www.realclearpolitics.com/2019/11/04/two_pelosi_errors_that_could_cost_dems_the_2020_election_491365.html
November 6, 2019
Photo: Frederick the Great (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_the_Great) plays flute in his summer palace Sanssouci (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanssouci) , with Franz Benda (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Benda) playing violin, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Philipp_Emanuel_Bach) accompanying on keyboard, and unidentified string players; painting by Adolph Menzel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolph_Menzel) (1850–52) Adolph von Menzel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Adolph_Menzel) - WAFEF2zy8Ym8vQ at Google Cultural Institute (https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/WAFEF2zy8Ym8vQ) , zoom level maximum Middle: Frederick the Great (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_the_Great) ; far right: Johann Joachim Quantz (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Joachim_Quantz) , the king's flute teacher; to his left with a violin and wearing dark clothing: Franz Benda (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Benda) ; leftmost in the foreground: Gustav Adolf von Gotter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Adolf_von_Gotter) ; behind him: Jakob Friedrich von Bielfeld (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jakob_Friedrich_von_Bielfeld) ; behind him, looking at the ceiling: Pierre Louis Maupertuis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Louis_Maupertuis) ; in the background, sitting on a pink sofa: Wilhelmine of Bayreuth (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelmine_of_Bayreuth) ; on her right: Amalie of Prussia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amalie_of_Prussia) with a maid of honor; behind them, Carl Heinrich Graun (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Heinrich_Graun) ; the elderly lady behind the music stand: Sophie Caroline (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie_Caroline,_Countess_Camas) ; behind her: Egmont of Chasot (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egmont_of_Chasot) ; at the harpsichord: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Philipp_Emanuel_Bach) . Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Adolph_Menzel_-_Fl%C3%B6tenkonzert_Friedrichs_des_Gro%C3%9Fen_in_Sanssouci_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg) File:Adolph Menzel - Flötenkonzert Friedrichs des Großen in Sanssouci - Google Art Project.jpg Created: from 1850 until 1852 date QS:P571,+1850-00-00T00:00:00Z/8,P580,+1850-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P582,+1852-00-00T00:00:00Z/9 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow How do the Democrats gain from the Whistleblower serenade? @VDHanson @HooverInst https://amgreatness.com/2019/11/03/the-military-intelligence-complex/
November 6, 2019
Image:  Epomophorus wahlbergi near the Limpopo River, South Africa. Susan Ellis, Bugwoord.org - This image is Image Number 5369373 (https://www.forestryimages.org/browse/detail.cfm?imgnum=5369373) at Forestry Images (https://www.forestryimages.org/) , a source for forest health, natural resources and silviculture images operated by The Bugwood Network (https://www.bugwood.org/) at the University of Georgia and the USDA Forest Service (https://www.fs.fed.us/) .  Permissions: see below. . John Fund, NRO, & David M Drucker, Washington Examiner, discuss the vista of Joe Biden hanging in there; he refuses to fade away. https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/04/politics/cnn-poll-of-polls-october/index.html . *Permissions:   - Susan Ellis, Bugwoord.org - This image is Image Number 5369373 (https://www.forestryimages.org/browse/detail.cfm?imgnum=5369373) at Forestry Images (https://www.forestryimages.org/) , a source for forest health, natural resources and silviculture images operated by The Bugwood Network (https://www.bugwood.org/) at the University of Georgia and the USDA Forest Service (https://www.fs.fed.us/) .  | - This file is licensed under the Creative Commons (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Creative_Commons) Attribution 3.0 United States (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/deed.en) license. |  | Author: Susan Ellis, Bugwoord.org | 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.
November 6, 2019
Image:  A party whistle (but not Democratic or Republican).  Permissions*: see below. . https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-11-05/trump-whistleblower-identity-impeachment David M Drucker, Washington Examiner, & John Fund, NRO, puzzle out, impeachment now? The Whistleblower (the ”WB”) dance. His identity has been demanded in the last hour by Rand Paul, who declares that everyone knows his name; and who also accuses Hunter Biden.  The Whistleblower began his endeavor under the assumption that he’d be protected by the statutes — but they’re designed to safeguard federal employees from unfair firing, which doesn’t apply here, so he’s not covered.  . . .  Who’ll investigate the investigators? Clearly, not the news media.   . *Permissions: You are free to:                   Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format                            Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material                            for any purpose, even commercially. •       The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. Under the following terms:                   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.                    ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.  No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
November 6, 2019
Image:  The front page of The New York Times (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_York_Times) of 11 November 1938 refers to the attacks occurring "under the direction of Stormtroopers and Nazi party members," but also said that Goebbels (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Goebbels) called a stop to it. Fair use.  . https://patch.com/new-york/downtown-nyc/auschwitz-exhibition-reveals-shofar-once-sounded-during-holocaust Indiana Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents, reminds us that November 9 and 10 are the 81st anniversary of the 1938 Kristallnacht, called Pogrom Night. A shofar from Auschwitz  has been found: it defied the Nazis, was secretly brought in by an inmate.  Has been kept quietly for 78 years. A heroic woman, a righteous Gentile, now a 92-year-old woman in Greece, saved a poor family: the impoverished Greek family took the Jewish family into their one-room home and kept them secret for years.  After a child grew ill and endangered the secret, the family fled to the forest, with the Greeks still helping them constantly, providing food and clothes.   Thanks to this woman, the Jews survived. Forty descendants of the Jewish family have gone to pay their respects and gratitude. In this decade, both survivors and rescuers are leaving the Earth. Why is there currently such extreme reluctance to speak of pogroms and camps? . . .  The allies knew the truth, including the United States.
November 6, 2019
Image:  Cyrus the Great with a Hemhem crown, or four-wingèd Cherub tutelary divinity, from a relief in the residence of Cyrus in Pasagardae. Illustration from Illustrerad verldshistoria utgifven av E. Wallis. volume I: Relief of Cyrus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrus_the_Great) .  Public domain. .  https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/11/05/40-years-later-former-us-embassy-hostages-reflect-future-relations-iran.html Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents, November 4 is the fortieth anniversary of Iran’s takeover by the mullahs. Upon their arrival and accession, Americans from the embassy were held hostage for over 400 days.  In Iran, Cyrus the Great Day commemorates Cyrus the Great, who allowed all of his subjects to practice their chosen religion unimpeded; now, after Secretary Pompeo praised the ancient king, the mullahs have blockaded routes to his tomb so the public can't go there to demonstrate against the xenophobic and fanatical anti-Christian, anti-Baha’i, anti-minority laws. Mention of Iran's new centrifuges. We’re at Stage Four in moving away from the JCPOA — the regime has multiply-faster centrifuges than recently.        Iran blames Europeans for missing deadlines for steps, even though the Euros are endlessly pandering to Iran.  Twitter routinely bans people and organizations, but until now has managed not to ban Hezbollah and Hamas, both known for mass murder. “While we’re at it, how about identifying BDS as blatantly anti-Jewish?”       Hamas is going to Turkey and Qatar [for support?]   Iron Dome took down eight of ten rockets.  Democrats are calling to condition aid to Israel on conditions in Gaza even though it's entirely established that there exists zero occupation in Gaza.  . Cyrus the Great Day (روز کوروش) is an unofficial holiday in Iran that takes place on the 7th of Aban, the eighth month on the Iranian calendar to commemorate Cyrus the Great. The most prominent event of the day is gathering in the tomb of Cyrus, located in Pasargadae.
November 5, 2019
Photo: British satire of Franco-American relations after the XYZ Affair in May of 1798; 5 Frenchmen plunder female "America", while six figures representing other European countries look on. John Bull sits laughing on "Shakespeare's Cliff." Date | 1 June 1798 Source |  | This image is available from the United States Library of Congress (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Congress) 's Prints and Photographs division (https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/) under the digital ID cph.3b11779 (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b11779) . http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The motive of the Whistleblower who isn't a whistleblower. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @WJR https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/11/trump-impeachment-inquiry-unpredictable/
November 5, 2019
Photo: Pieter Bruegel the Elder (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pieter_Bruegel_the_Elder) . The Parable of the Blind (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Parable_of_the_Blind) , 1568. The painting is referenced by Sargent's.  Питер Брейгель Старший - Точная репродукция картины 16 века Питер Брейгель Старший Притча о слепых Дерево, масло. 1568 Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%D0%9F%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%82%D1%87%D0%B0_%D0%BE_%D1%81%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%BF%D1%8B%D1%85.jpeg) File:Притча о слепых.jpeg http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Expecting a Ukrainegate  surprise from Schiff and Pelosi. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @WJR https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/11/trump-impeachment-inquiry-unpredictable/
November 5, 2019
Photo: Painting of a line of soldiers walking apparently blind John Singer Sargent (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:John_Singer_Sargent) - ygEoGPGLZRQzeg at Google Cultural Institute (https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/ygEoGPGLZRQzeg) maximum zoom level Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sargent,_John_Singer_(RA)_-_Gassed_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg) File:Sargent, John Singer (RA) - Gassed - Google Art Project.jpg Created: 1919date QS:P571,+1919-00-00T00:00:00Z/9 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Cumulus clouds of tear gas in Hong Kong. @Michael_Yon @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast @ThadMcCotter
November 5, 2019
Photo: The Sacred Heart Cathedral (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guangzhou%27s_Sacred_Heart_Cathedral) towering over the one- and two-storey homes of old Guangzhou c. 1880 Lai Afong (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Lai_Afong) - caviarkirch (https://web.archive.org/web/20150209035551/http://www.ebay.com/itm/381144478057) 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_length) 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/Guangzhou#) Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lai_Afong,_Sacred_Heart_Cathedral_Guangzhou,_c1880.JPG) view terms File:Lai Afong, Sacred Heart Cathedral Guangzhou, c1880.JPG Created: circa 1880 date QS:P571,+1880-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902 Location: 23° 7′ 2.34″ N, 113° 15′ 17.4″ E (https://tools.wmflabs.org/geohack/geohack.php?pagename=File:Lai_Afong,_Sacred_Heart_Cathedral_Guangzhou,_c1880.JPG&params=23.117317_N_113.254833_E_&language=en) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Income inequality in Northeast China's Rust Belt & What is to be done? @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast @ThadMcCotter https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3035918/chinas-regional-economic-gap-widens-more-one-third-provinces
November 5, 2019
Photo: A Prairie Schooner on the Cariboo Road or in the vicinity of Rogers Pass, Selkirk Mountains, c. 1887, by Edward Roper (1833-1909). Edward Roper - https://www.flickr.com/photos/lac-bac/30672905364/ A Prairie Schooner on the Cariboo Road or in the vicinity of Rogers Pass, Selkirk Mountains, c. 1887, by Edward Roper (1833-1909). Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_Prairie_Schooner_on_the_Cariboo_Road_or_in_the_vicinity_of_Rogers_Pass,_Selkirk_Mountains.jpg) File:A Prairie Schooner on the Cariboo Road or in the vicinity of Rogers Pass, Selkirk Mountains.jpg Created: 31 December 1886 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow "Impeachment or bust!" John Yoo @HooverInst @AEI https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/john-yoo-its-now-impeachment-or-bust-as-it-should-be/2019/04/19/e1919860-6214-11e9-9ff2-abc984dc9eec_story.html
November 5, 2019
Photo: http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow ISIS names Baghdadi's "scholar" successor. @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDD https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2019/11/islamic-state-confirms-baghdadis-death-names-new-emir-of-the-faithful.php
November 5, 2019
Photo: 177 ft. horn antenna (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horn_antenna) at AT&T's satellite ground station (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite_ground_station) in Andover, Maine, built to communicate with Telstar Unknown - NASA Huge horn antenna at the AT&T Andover satellite ground station (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andover_Earth_Station) at Andover, Maine, USA, used to communicate with the first direct relay communications satellite (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/communications_satellite) , Telstar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telstar) . Also used with the Relay 1 satellite. Built in 1961, it provided the first experimental satellite telephone and television service between North America and Europe. Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Relay_1_antenna_USA.jpg) File:Relay 1 antenna USA.jpg Uploaded: 2008-03-08 23:04:41 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Marketing the Moon: 1 of 4: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program (The MIT Press) Hardcover – February 28, 201 by David Meerman Scott (https://www.amazon.com/David-Meerman-Scott/e/B001H6L67M/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1)   (Author), Richard Jurek (https://www.amazon.com/Richard-Jurek/e/B00GF1MKKG/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_2)   (Author), Eugene A Cernan (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_3?ie=UTF8&field-author=Eugene+A+Cernan&text=Eugene+A+Cernan&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=books) (Foreword), & 1 more (https://www.amazon.com/Marketing-Moon-Selling-Apollo-Program/dp/0262026961/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=marketing+the+moon&qid=1572834760&s=audible&sr=1-1-catcorr#) https://www.amazon.com/Marketing-Moon-Selling-Apollo-Program/dp/0262026961/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=marketing+the+moon&qid=1572834760&s=audible&sr=1-1-catcorr In July 1969, ninety-four percent of American televisions were tuned to coverage of Apollo 11's mission to the moon. How did space exploration, once the purview of rocket scientists, reach a larger audience than My Three Sons? Why did a government program whose standard operating procedure had been secrecy turn its greatest achievement into a communal experience? InMarketing the Moon, David Meerman Scott and Richard Jurek tell the story of one of the most successful marketing and public relations campaigns in history: the selling of the Apollo program.  Primed by science fiction, magazine articles, and appearances by Wernher von Braun on the “Tomorrowland” segments of the Disneyland prime time television show, Americans were a receptive audience for NASA's pioneering “brand journalism.” Scott and Jurek describe sophisticated efforts by NASA and its many contractors to market the facts about space travel―through press releases, bylined articles, lavishly detailed background materials, and fully produced radio and television features―rather than push an agenda. American astronauts, who signed exclusive agreements with Life magazine, became the heroic and patriotic faces of the program. And there was some judicious product placement: Hasselblad was the “first camera on the moon”; Sony cassette recorders and supplies of Tang were on board the capsule; and astronauts were equipped with the Exer-Genie personal exerciser. Everyone wanted a place on the bandwagon. Generously illustrated with vintage photographs, artwork, and advertisements, many never published before, Marketing the Moon shows that when Neil Armstrong took that giant leap for mankind, it was a triumph not just for American engineering and rocketry but for American marketing and public relations.
November 4, 2019
Photo: Durbar Maidan of Sherpur Cantonment in 1879 Durbar Maidan and Logar Chiefs [Sherpur Cantonment, Kabul]. Photograph taken by John Burke in 1879, showing the Maidan or open space at the cantonment at Sherpur, situated a mile north of the city of Kabul, and the gathering of chieftains from Logar in Afghanistan for a durbar or meeting with the British. Following the killing of the British Resident Sir Louis Cavagnari and his mission at Kabul in September 1879, General Roberts and his forces entered the city and occupied the cantonment in October. Roberts was tasked with launching punitive action against the Afghans, securing his force at Kabul and establishing a line of communication with British forces via the Khyber Pass. The cantonment, set up by the Amir Sher Ali as winter quarters for his troops, offered a secure and easily defendable position close to the city; it was large enough to accommodate the troops and provided easy access eastwards through the Khyber Pass towards Peshawar, northwards towards Kohistan and westwards into the Chardeh Plain. Burke accompanied the British army into Afghanistan in 1878 and worked steadily in the hostile environment of Afghanistan and the North West Frontier Province, recording military and topographical scenes as well as the peoples of the country during the Second Afghan War (1878-80). Burke also photographed many darbars or meetings that took place between British combat leaders and Afghan chiefs which led to the uneasy peace treaties characteristic of the campaign. His two-year Afghan expedition produced a visual document which resulted in his achieving significance as the photographer of the region of the Great Game (the Anglo-Russian territorial rivalry). http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Outlaw Platoon: 1 of 4: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Sean Parnell (https://www.amazon.com/Sean-Parnell/e/B005G8U1D2/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author), John Bruning (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=John+Bruning) (Author), Ray Porter (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_3?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Ray+Porter) (Narrator), HarperAudio (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_4?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=HarperAudio) (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/Outlaw-Platoon-Renegades-Brotherhood-Afghanistan/dp/B007EJSJX0/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1LKSFIVYRU2NN&keywords=parnell&qid=1572828273&s=audible&sprefix=parn%2Caudible%2C193&sr=1-2 @SalenaZito says that the Sean Parnell vs. Conor Lamb election is the premier Congressional race of 2020. https://kdkaradio.radio.com/articles/sean-parnell-will-challenge-conor-lamb-2020 Parnell said during an interview with KDKA Radio on Friday.  “Despite what he (Lamb) says here in district -he's not a moderate, he doesn't have the backs of energy, and how long before the political winds shift and he votes to ban fracking, along with people like Elizabeth Warren?
November 4, 2019
Photo: Bengal Sapper and Miners Bastion in Sherpur cantonment. Bengal Sapper and Miners photographer - http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/apac/photocoll/s/019pho000000197u00002000.html Bengal Sapper and Miners (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengal_Sappers_and_Miners) Bastion, in Sherpur cantonment, Kabul, Second Afghan War (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Afghan_War) , c. 1879 Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bengal_Sapper_and_Miners_Bastion,_in_Sherpur_cantonment,_Kabul,_Second_Afghan_War,_c._1879.jpg) File:Bengal Sapper and Miners Bastion, in Sherpur cantonment, Kabul, Second Afghan War, c. 1879.jpg Created: circa 1879 date QS:P,+1879-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Outlaw Platoon: 2 of 4: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Sean Parnell (https://www.amazon.com/Sean-Parnell/e/B005G8U1D2/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author), John Bruning (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=John+Bruning) (Author), Ray Porter (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_3?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Ray+Porter) (Narrator), HarperAudio (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_4?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=HarperAudio) (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/Outlaw-Platoon-Renegades-Brotherhood-Afghanistan/dp/B007EJSJX0/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1LKSFIVYRU2NN&keywords=parnell&qid=1572828273&s=audible&sprefix=parn%2Caudible%2C193&sr=1-2 @SalenaZito says that the Sean Parnell vs. Conor Lamb election is the premier Congressional race of 2020. https://kdkaradio.radio.com/articles/sean-parnell-will-challenge-conor-lamb-2020 Parnell said during an interview with KDKA Radio on Friday.  “Despite what he (Lamb) says here in district -he's not a moderate, he doesn't have the backs of energy, and how long before the political winds shift and he votes to ban fracking, along with people like Elizabeth Warren?
November 4, 2019
Photo: Highlanders of Amir Yaqub at Gandamak (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandamak) John Burke (1843-1900) - The British Library (http://www.bl.uk/) - Online Gallery (http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/apac/photocoll/t/019pho000000487u00093000.html) The Amir Yakub Khan's Highlanders [Gandamak]. Photograph of a group of soldiers of the 51st Light Infantry (Yorkshire Regiment) photographed by John Burke in May 1879, around the time that Britain and Afghanistan signed the Treaty of Gandamak. Burke accompanied British forces into Afghanistan in 1878 and covered the events of the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-80), becoming the first significant photographer of the country and its people in the process. The British, having taken the Khyber Pass and defeated the Amir Sher Ali's forces, wintered in Jalalabad, waiting for the new Amir Yakub Khan to accept their terms and conditions. One of the key figures in the negotiations was the military administrator Pierre Louis Napoleon Cavagnari (1841-1879), a half-Irish, half-Italian aristocrat who was appointed as emissary by the Viceroy Lord Lytton. By signing the Treaty of Ganadamak, Yakub Khan agreed to allow a British Resident in Kabul, which his father had refused, and ceded Afghan territory, and in return received a promise of a subsidy and support against foreign attack. Cavagnari took up residence in Kabul in July 1879, but in September the same year was killed along with other European members of staff by rebelling Afghan troops. A British force avenged this attack in October when they defeated the Afghans at Kabul and took possession of the city. Yakub Khan abdicated, taking refuge in the British camp and was subsequently sent to India in December. 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November 4, 2019
Photo: 45th Rattray's Sikhs (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/45th_Rattray%27s_Sikhs) guard Afghan prisoners during an advance through the Khyber Pass (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khyber_Pass) John Burke - http://lakhvir.files.wordpress.com/2006/07/afghan-war.jpg?w=477 Photo of 45th Rattray's Sikhs with prisoners from the second Second Anglo-Afghan War (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Anglo-Afghan_War) From Source: The three Afghan prisoners captured in the advance through the Khurd Khyber are sitting in the centre of the photograph, surrounded by Sikh guards. The 45th Sikh Regiment was raised in 1856 by Captain Thomas Rattray, and was popularly known as Rattray’s Sikhs. It had earlier earned glory with its courage and loyalty to the British at the relief of Lucknow during the Indian Uprising of 1857. The Regiment served in the Fourth Infantry Brigade, part of the Peshawar Valley Field Force, during the Second Afghan War. The prisoners were lucky to have survived because in the harsh conditions and terrain of the Afghan Wars no quarter was given and prisoners taken, on both sides. Permission details "This image is in the public domain and may be used free of charge without permissions or fees."View more (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Anglo-Afghan_War#) Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:45th_Sikh_Regiment_escorting_prisoners_-_2nd_afghan_war.jpg) view terms File:45th Sikh Regiment escorting prisoners - 2nd afghan war.jpg http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Outlaw Platoon: 4 of 4: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Sean Parnell (https://www.amazon.com/Sean-Parnell/e/B005G8U1D2/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author), John Bruning (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=John+Bruning) (Author), Ray Porter (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_3?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Ray+Porter) (Narrator), HarperAudio (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_4?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=HarperAudio) (Publisher) https://www.amazon.com/Outlaw-Platoon-Renegades-Brotherhood-Afghanistan/dp/B007EJSJX0/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1LKSFIVYRU2NN&keywords=parnell&qid=1572828273&s=audible&sprefix=parn%2Caudible%2C193&sr=1-2 @SalenaZito says that the Sean Parnell vs. Conor Lamb election is the premier Congressional race of 2020. https://kdkaradio.radio.com/articles/sean-parnell-will-challenge-conor-lamb-2020 Parnell said during an interview with KDKA Radio on Friday.  “Despite what he (Lamb) says here in district -he's not a moderate, he doesn't have the backs of energy, and how long before the political winds shift and he votes to ban fracking, along with people like Elizabeth Warren?
November 4, 2019
Image:  Cross section of the quintic Calabi–Yau manifold (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Calabi%E2%80%93Yau_manifold) . Produced using the methods described in Hanson (1994), "A construction for computer visualization of certain complex curves," Notices of the American Mathematical Society. 41(9): 1156–1163.  Public domain.        In non-technical terms, M-theory presents an idea about the basic substance of the universe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universe) . As of 2019, science has produced no experimental evidence to support the concept that M-theory is a description of the real world. Although a complete mathematical formulation of M-theory is not known, the general approach is the leading contender for a universal "Theory of Everything (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_Everything) " that unifies gravity with other forces such as electromagnetism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetism) . M-theory aims to unify quantum mechanics (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Introduction_to_quantum_mechanics) with general relativity (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Introduction_to_general_relativity) 's gravitational force in a mathematically consistent way. In comparison, other theories such as loop quantum gravity (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loop_quantum_gravity) are considered less elegant because they posit gravity to be completely different from forces such as the electromagnetic force . The Grand Design, by Stephen Hawking (https://www.amazon.com/Stephen-Hawking/e/B000AP5X0M/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) and Leonard Mlodinow (https://www.amazon.com/Leonard-Mlodinow/e/B001IGP3W0/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_2) . Narrator: Steve West (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_3?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Steve+West) (Narrator), & 1 more (https://www.amazon.com/The-Grand-Design-dp-B004266K2A/dp/B004266K2A/ref=mt_audio_download?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=) .  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged       When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? Why is there something rather than nothing? What is the nature of reality? Why are the laws of nature so finely tuned as to allow for the existence of beings like ourselves? And, finally, is the apparent "grand design" of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation?        The most fundamental questions about the origins of the universe and of life itself, once the province of philosophy, now occupy the territory where scientists, philosophers, and theologians meet —if only to disagree. In their new book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by both brilliance and simplicity.         In The Grand Design they explain that according to quantum theory, the cosmos does not have just a single existence or history, but rather that every possible history of the universe exists simultaneously. When applied to the universe as a whole, this idea calls into question the very notion of cause and effect. But the "top-down" approach to cosmology that Hawking and Mlodinow describe would say that the fact that the past takes no definite form means that we create history by observing it, rather than that history creates us. The authors further explain that we, ourselves, are the product of quantum fluctuations in the very early universe, and show how quantum theory predicts the "multiverse"—the idea that ours is just one of many universes that appeared spontaneously out of nothing, each with different laws of nature.        Along the way, Hawking and Mlodinow question the conventional concept of reality, posing a model-dependent theory of reality as the best we can hope to find. And they conclude with a riveting assessment of M-theory, an explanation of the laws governing us and our universe that is currently the only viable candidate for a complete "theory of everything." If confirmed, they write, it will be the unified theory that Einstein was looking for, and the ultimate triumph of human reason.        A succinct, startling, and lavishly illustrated guide to discoveries that are altering our understanding and threatening some of our most cherished belief systems, The Grand Design is a book that will inform—and provoke—like no other. https://www.amazon.com/The-Grand-Design-dp-B004266K2A/dp/B004266K2A/ref=mt_audio_download?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=
November 4, 2019
Image:  Bubble universes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_inflation) – every disk represents a bubble universe. Our universe is represented by one of the disks. Universe 1 to Universe 6 represent bubble universes. Five of them have different physical constants (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_constant) from what our universe has.  Public domain.         [Additional explanation: Level II Multiverse: every disk is a bubble universe. Universe 1 to Universe 6 are different bubbles, with distinct physical constants that are different from our universe. Our universe is just one of the bubbles.] . The Grand Design, by Stephen Hawking (https://www.amazon.com/Stephen-Hawking/e/B000AP5X0M/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) and Leonard Mlodinow (https://www.amazon.com/Leonard-Mlodinow/e/B001IGP3W0/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_2) . Narrator: Steve West (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_3?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Steve+West) (Narrator), & 1 more (https://www.amazon.com/The-Grand-Design-dp-B004266K2A/dp/B004266K2A/ref=mt_audio_download?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=) .  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? Why is there something rather than nothing? What is the nature of reality? Why are the laws of nature so finely tuned as to allow for the existence of beings like ourselves? And, finally, is the apparent "grand design" of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation?        The most fundamental questions about the origins of the universe and of life itself, once the province of philosophy, now occupy the territory where scientists, philosophers, and theologians meet —if only to disagree. In their new book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by both brilliance and simplicity.         In The Grand Design they explain that according to quantum theory, the cosmos does not have just a single existence or history, but rather that every possible history of the universe exists simultaneously. When applied to the universe as a whole, this idea calls into question the very notion of cause and effect. But the "top-down" approach to cosmology that Hawking and Mlodinow describe would say that the fact that the past takes no definite form means that we create history by observing it, rather than that history creates us. The authors further explain that we, ourselves, are the product of quantum fluctuations in the very early universe, and show how quantum theory predicts the "multiverse"—the idea that ours is just one of many universes that appeared spontaneously out of nothing, each with different laws of nature.        Along the way, Hawking and Mlodinow question the conventional concept of reality, posing a model-dependent theory of reality as the best we can hope to find. And they conclude with a riveting assessment of M-theory, an explanation of the laws governing us and our universe that is currently the only viable candidate for a complete "theory of everything." If confirmed, they write, it will be the unified theory that Einstein was looking for, and the ultimate triumph of human reason.        A succinct, startling, and lavishly illustrated guide to discoveries that are altering our understanding and threatening some of our most cherished belief systems, The Grand Design is a book that will inform—and provoke—like no other. https://www.amazon.com/The-Grand-Design-dp-B004266K2A/dp/B004266K2A/ref=mt_audio_download?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=
November 4, 2019
Image:  The Cosmic Microwave Background (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmic_Microwave_Background) temperature fluctuations from the 7-year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilkinson_Microwave_Anisotropy_Probe) data seen over the full sky. The image is a mollweide projection (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mollweide_projection) of the temperature variations over the celestial sphere (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celestial_sphere) .The average temperature is 2.725 Kelvin degrees above absolute zero (absolute zero is equivalent to -273.15 ºC or -459 ºF), and the colors represent the tiny temperature fluctuations, as in a weather map. Red regions are warmer and blue regions are colder by about 0.0002 degrees. This map is the ILC (Internal Linear Combination) map, which attempts to subtract out noise from the galaxy and other sources. The technique is of uncertain reliability, especially on smaller scales, so other maps are typically used for detailed scientific analysis. Public domain.   . The Grand Design, by Stephen Hawking (https://www.amazon.com/Stephen-Hawking/e/B000AP5X0M/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) and Leonard Mlodinow (https://www.amazon.com/Leonard-Mlodinow/e/B001IGP3W0/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_2) . Narrator: Steve West (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_3?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Steve+West) (Narrator), & 1 more (https://www.amazon.com/The-Grand-Design-dp-B004266K2A/dp/B004266K2A/ref=mt_audio_download?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=) .  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? Why is there something rather than nothing? What is the nature of reality? Why are the laws of nature so finely tuned as to allow for the existence of beings like ourselves? And, finally, is the apparent "grand design" of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation?        The most fundamental questions about the origins of the universe and of life itself, once the province of philosophy, now occupy the territory where scientists, philosophers, and theologians meet —if only to disagree. In their new book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by both brilliance and simplicity.         In The Grand Design they explain that according to quantum theory, the cosmos does not have just a single existence or history, but rather that every possible history of the universe exists simultaneously. When applied to the universe as a whole, this idea calls into question the very notion of cause and effect. But the "top-down" approach to cosmology that Hawking and Mlodinow describe would say that the fact that the past takes no definite form means that we create history by observing it, rather than that history creates us. The authors further explain that we, ourselves, are the product of quantum fluctuations in the very early universe, and show how quantum theory predicts the "multiverse"—the idea that ours is just one of many universes that appeared spontaneously out of nothing, each with different laws of nature.        Along the way, Hawking and Mlodinow question the conventional concept of reality, posing a model-dependent theory of reality as the best we can hope to find. And they conclude with a riveting assessment of M-theory, an explanation of the laws governing us and our universe that is currently the only viable candidate for a complete "theory of everything." If confirmed, they write, it will be the unified theory that Einstein was looking for, and the ultimate triumph of human reason.        A succinct, startling, and lavishly illustrated guide to discoveries that are altering our understanding and threatening some of our most cherished belief systems, The Grand Design is a book that will inform—and provoke—like no other. https://www.amazon.com/The-Grand-Design-dp-B004266K2A/dp/B004266K2A/ref=mt_audio_download?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=
November 4, 2019
Image:  Timeline of the Universe   A representation of the evolution of the universe over 13.77 billion years. The far left depicts the earliest moment we can now probe, when a period of "inflation" produced a burst of exponential growth in the universe. (Size is depicted by the vertical extent of the grid in this graphic.) For the next several billion years, the expansion of the universe gradually slowed down as the matter in the universe pulled on itself via gravity. More recently, the expansion has begun to speed up again as the repulsive effects of dark energy have come to dominate the expansion of the universe. The afterglow light seen by WMAP was emitted about 375,000 years after inflation and has traversed the universe largely unimpeded since then. The conditions of earlier times are imprinted on this light; it also forms a backlight for later developments of the universe. Public domain: NASA. [https://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/media/060915/index.html] . The Grand Design, by Stephen Hawking (https://www.amazon.com/Stephen-Hawking/e/B000AP5X0M/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) and Leonard Mlodinow (https://www.amazon.com/Leonard-Mlodinow/e/B001IGP3W0/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_2) . Narrator: Steve West (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_3?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Steve+West) (Narrator), & 1 more (https://www.amazon.com/The-Grand-Design-dp-B004266K2A/dp/B004266K2A/ref=mt_audio_download?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=) .  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged        When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? Why is there something rather than nothing? What is the nature of reality? Why are the laws of nature so finely tuned as to allow for the existence of beings like ourselves? And, finally, is the apparent "grand design" of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation?        The most fundamental questions about the origins of the universe and of life itself, once the province of philosophy, now occupy the territory where scientists, philosophers, and theologians meet —if only to disagree. In their new book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by both brilliance and simplicity.         In The Grand Design, they explain that, according to quantum theory, the cosmos does not have just a single existence or history, but rather that every possible history of the universe exists simultaneously. When applied to the universe as a whole, this idea calls into question the very notion of cause and effect. But the "top-down" approach to cosmology that Hawking and Mlodinow describe would say that the fact that the past takes no definite form means that we create history by observing it, rather than that history creates us. The authors further explain that we, ourselves, are the product of quantum fluctuations in the very early universe, and show how quantum theory predicts the "multiverse"—the idea that ours is just one of many universes that appeared spontaneously out of nothing, each with different laws of nature.        Along the way, Hawking and Mlodinow question the conventional concept of reality, posing a model-dependent theory of reality as the best we can hope to find. And they conclude with a riveting assessment of M-theory, an explanation of the laws governing us and our universe that is currently the only viable candidate for a complete Theory of Everything. If it’s confirmed, they write, it will be the unified theory that Einstein was looking for, and the ultimate triumph of human reason.        A succinct, startling, and lavishly illustrated guide to discoveries that are altering our understanding and threatening some of our most cherished belief systems, The Grand Design is a book that will inform—and provoke—like no other. https://www.amazon.com/The-Grand-Design-dp-B004266K2A/dp/B004266K2A/ref=mt_audio_download?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=
November 4, 2019
Photo: Title: Media, Babylon and Persia : including a study of the Zend-Avesta or religion of Zoroaster, from the fall of Nineveh to the Persian war (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookidmediababylonpers00ragouoft) Year: 1889 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookyear1889) (1880s (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookdecade1880) ) Authors:  Ragozin, Zénaïde A. (Zénaïde Alexeïevna), 1835-1924 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookauthorRagozin__Z__na__de_A___Z__na__de_Alexe__evna___1835_1924) Subjects:  Zoroastrianism (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/booksubjectZoroastrianism) Iran -- History (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/booksubjectIran____History) Babylon (Extinct city) -- History (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/booksubjectBabylon__Extinct_city_____History) Publisher:  London : T. Fisher Unwin (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookpublisherLondon___T__Fisher_Unwin_) New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookpublisher_New_York___G_P__Putnam_s_Sons) Contributing Library:  Robarts - University of Toronto (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookcontributorRobarts___University_of_Toronto) Digitizing Sponsor:  MSN (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/booksponsorMSN) View Book Page: Book Viewer (https://archive.org/stream/mediababylonpers00ragouoft/mediababylonpers00ragouoft#page/n266/mode/1up) About This Book: Catalog Entry (https://archive.org/details/mediababylonpers00ragouoft) View All Images: All Images From Book (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookidmediababylonpers00ragouoft) Click here to view book online (https://archive.org/stream/mediababylonpers00ragouoft/mediababylonpers00ragouoft#page/n266/mode/1up) to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: er ofearth, were planted with the handsomest trees,amidst which, on the topmost terrace, a villa-likeresidence was erected fur the queen, where shecould ciijoy, not only purer air and i:)leasant shades,but a vast and beautiful prospect. If this prettylegend be true—and why should we deny ourselvesthe pleasure of believing it, since there is nothingto disprove it?—the woman so loved might well feelcompensated even for the loss of her native sceneryin the Zagros wilds, for which, of course, her terracedbower, some 500 feet square, could be but a poorsubstitute. *See Kaulen, Assyrien unci Babylonien, p. 76.f A daughter of tlie great Kyaxares. See Story of Assyria, p.428. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Mosul: 1 of 2: Dan Gabriel @danpgabriel @filmmosul https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosul_(film) The film is the directorial debut from Daniel Gabriel, who worked in the region as a CIA counter-terrorism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counter-terrorism) officer, and also produced the film.[3] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosul_(film)#cite_note-McNary-3) The film focuses on the intersecting narratives of the various Iraqi ethnic groups that were involved in the operation: Sunni tribesman, Shiite militias, Christian fighters, and Kurdish Peshmerga forces. The eyewitness footage was captured over nine months by a camera crew embedded with various units of the Iraqi forces.[4] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosul_(film)#cite_note-Tomatoes-4) The film follows Iraqi journalist Ali Maula who is embedded with the militia, along with war widow Um Hanadi, and ISIS recruiter Nasser Issa.[5] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosul_(film)#cite_note-5) Others that appear in footage of Maula's interviews include Captain Alaa Atah of the Iraqi Emergency Response Brigade and Sheikh “The Crocodile” Saleh.[6] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosul_(film)#cite_note-Inquiry-6)
November 4, 2019
Photo:  Nineveh and Babylon : a narrative of a second expedition to Assyria during the years 1849, 1850, & 1851 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookidninevehbabylonna00laya) Year: 1882 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookyear1882) (1880s (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookdecade1880) ) Authors:  Layard, Austen Henry, Sir, 1817-1894 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookauthorLayard__Austen_Henry__Sir__1817_1894) Subjects:  Nineveh (Extinct city) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/booksubjectNineveh__Extinct_city_) Babylon (Extinct city) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/booksubjectBabylon__Extinct_city_) Middle East -- Description and travel (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/booksubjectMiddle_East____Description_and_travel) Publisher:  London : J. Murray (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookpublisherLondon___J__Murray) Contributing Library:  University of California Libraries (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookcontributorUniversity_of_California_Libraries) Digitizing Sponsor:  MSN (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/booksponsorMSN)     View Book Page: Book Viewer (https://archive.org/stream/ninevehbabylonna00laya/ninevehbabylonna00laya#page/n208/mode/1up) About This Book: Catalog Entry (https://archive.org/details/ninevehbabylonna00laya) View All Images: All Images From Book (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookidninevehbabylonna00laya)   Click here to view book online (https://archive.org/stream/ninevehbabylonna00laya/ninevehbabylonna00laya#page/n208/mode/1up) to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book.     Text Appearing Before Image: re encamped near the foot of a large artificial Tel calledUmjerjeh; and on the opposite side of the Khabour wereother mounds of the same name. My Jebour workmen be-gan at once to excavate in these ruins. Two days after my arrival Mohammed Emin left us. Su-leiman Agha had already invested him with a robe of honour, VI.] VISIT TO MOUSA ACHA. 47 and had prevailed upon him to join with Ferhan in takingmeasures for the recovery of the plundered treasure. Thescarlet cloak and civil treatment had conciliated the Jebourchief, and when he parted with the Turkish commander inmy tent there was an unusual display of mutual complimentsand pledges of eternal friendship. Mijwell looked on withindignant contempt, swearing between his teeth that allJebours were but degenerate, ploughing Arabs, and cursm^the whole order of temtninahs. We were detained at Umjerjeh several days by the severeillness of Mr. Hormuzd Rassam. I took the opportunity tovisit the tents of the Milli, whose chief, Mousa Aglia, had http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Mosul: 2 of 2: Dan Gabriel @danpgabriel @filmmosul https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosul_(film) The film is the directorial debut from Daniel Gabriel, who worked in the region as a CIA counter-terrorism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counter-terrorism) officer, and also produced the film.[3] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosul_(film)#cite_note-McNary-3) The film focuses on the intersecting narratives of the various Iraqi ethnic groups that were involved in the operation: Sunni tribesman, Shiite militias, Christian fighters, and Kurdish Peshmerga forces. The eyewitness footage was captured over nine months by a camera crew embedded with various units of the Iraqi forces.[4] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosul_(film)#cite_note-Tomatoes-4) The film follows Iraqi journalist Ali Maula who is embedded with the militia, along with war widow Um Hanadi, and ISIS recruiter Nasser Issa.[5] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosul_(film)#cite_note-5) Others that appear in footage of Maula's interviews include Captain Alaa Atah of the Iraqi Emergency Response Brigade and Sheikh “The Crocodile” Saleh.[6] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosul_(film)#cite_note-Inquiry-6)
November 4, 2019
Photo: English: Return Sample Container in Lunar Receiving LaboratoryРусский: Лунные камни в Лунной приёмной лаборатории Date | 1969 Source | NASA Human Space Flight Gallery (http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/apollo/apollo11/html/s69-45002.html) Author | NASA | This file is in the public domain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/public_domain)   http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow No room for moon rocks! Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/orion-capsule-has-no-room-for-moon-rocks/
November 4, 2019
Photo: This famous image taken during Apollo 11 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11) shows the fine and powdery texture of the lunar surface. NASA / Buzz Aldrin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzz_Aldrin) - This image or video was catalogued by NASA Headquarters of the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/National_Aeronautics_and_Space_Administration) (NASA) under Photo ID: AS11-40-5877 (https://images.nasa.gov/details-AS11-40-5877.html) . Apollo 11 (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11) Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzz_Aldrin) 's bootprint. Aldrin photographed this bootprint about an hour into their lunar extra-vehicular activity on July 20, 1969, as part of investigations into the soil mechanics of the lunar surface. This photo would later become synonymous with humankind's venture into space. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Search for water on the moon. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/nasa-to-send-new-rover-to-lunar-south-pole/
November 3, 2019
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November 2, 2019
Image:  The Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the careful butcher, prays to Shaitan in the Syrian desert during a local pro-government offensive in 2017. Permissions*: see below. . Malcolm Hoenlein points out that Warren, Sanders, and Buttagieg propose to reduce to zero the amount of aid the US gives to Israel; and say and we should condition aid to Israel on its conduct in Gaza.  They’re joining the Jeremy Corbyn school of leadership.  (Incidentally 75% of British Jews said they’d vote for Johnson and Brexit over Corbyn.)       Complete misunderstanding and misrepresentation of hw the US sends aid to Israel: it’s all for security, and includes US security.        Pres Erdogan was invited to the White House for mid-November, but that may not occur.  Soleimani was in Baghdad, is putting down the markers, trying to defend the PM. At a meeting in the Palace in Baghdad, it was Soleimani who chaired the meeting. “We know how to deal with these protestors,” said he. Why isn't Soleimani a dead man?  Why hasn't the NSC given the kill order?      Hand-launched drones in Iran. Tarpad drones are a new threat.      Rockets in Gaza. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qasem_Soleimani . * Permissions:  CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)   Tasnim News Agency You are free to:  Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format  Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material  for any purpose, even commercially.  The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.  Under the following terms:  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.  ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.  No additional restrictions .
November 2, 2019
Image: L'Escalier de l'Art, also known as the L'Escalier de Saint-Nicolas/ Saint Nicholas staircase, is a public stairway in Beirut, Lebanon. It’s located in the Achrafieh district, providing a pedestrian link between Rue Gouraud and Rue Sursock uphill.   Permissions*: see below  . Tony Badran says that Lebanon  is a basket case being run by a terrorist group. Hezbollah was taken aback by the sign of all these Lebanese citizens on the streets, especially the Shi’ites, all of came to denounce Hezbollah and its leader, which is quite unusual in that culture. Hezbollah resorted to threats and intimidation, then sent in thugs.  It had to focus on a small number of areas, did so on southern Lebanon then on the Beirut street. . . . Hariri wound up as Hezbollah’s bagman.  The US needs to let this play out and have the pressure increase. The country is in a really, really deep crisis; Hezbollah is affected by that.  Lebanese depend a good deal on remittenaces from overseaes; a good deal of tht was laundered funds from drugs. When the US put sanctions on the banks, that source dried up.       There’s horrible governance in Lebanon and Iraq, and Iran is much invoved in both, but there’s no organizational tie btween the two sets of demonstrations.  Is Soleimani in Iraq now?   ●        https://www.axios.com/israel-us-military-aid-lebanon-hezbollah-missile-factories-e38dfb36-f403-4f02-a000-2242cba2b354.html ●        http://jcpa.org/is-lebanon-sliding-again-into-civil-war/ ●        https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2019/10/31/Lebanon-is-a-basket-case-run-by-a-terror-group-don-t-fund-it.html ●        https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/10/lebanon-protests-hezbollah-amal-fpm.html   (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-19/how-lebanon-s-unrest-is-both-new-and-more-of-the-same-quicktake) ●        https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-19/how-lebanon-s-unrest-is-both-new-and-more-of-the-same-quicktake ●        https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/10/22/iran-losing-middle-east-iraq-lebanon-protests-bad-governance/ ●        https://www.mei.edu/blog/hezbollahs-counterrevolution ●        https://www.timesofisrael.com/air-defense-batteries-being-put-on-alert-amid-iranian-attack-fears/ Tony Badran is a research Fellow at FDD, where he focuses on Lebanon, Hezbollah, Syria, and the geopolitics of the Levant. Born and raised in Lebanon, Tony has testified to the House of Representatives on several occasions regarding U.S. policy toward Iran, Syria, and Lebanon. His research currently focuses on the relationship between Iran’s Hezbollah model and regional states, as well as the history of and future scenarios for Israel-Hezbollah wars. . Permissions:  A.K.Khalifeh (https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:A.K.Khalifeh&action=edit&redlink=1) - Own work ; CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)  You are free to:  Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format  Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material  for any purpose, even commercially.  The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.  Under the following terms:  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.  ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.  No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measuresthat legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
November 2, 2019
Image:  An 1873 illustration of the Grand Bazaar of Tehran. Public domain. . Mohsen Sazegara covers Iran’s domestic situation. Is Iran made up of a bunch of zillionaire tax dodgers? Lots of them don't pay any taxes.  The many billionaires don’t; only poor people pay taxes in Iran. Because of the shortage of oil inome, this year is especially straitened for the regime. Mohsen Sazegara is a visiting Fellow at The Washington Institute where he will focus on the prospects for political change in Iran and the role of the international community in the movement for democracy in Iran.            In the late 1970s, as an undergraduate at Sharif University of Technology in Iran and Illinois Institute of Technology, Mr. Sazegara was a leader in the Iranian student movement against the shah. During the 1979 revolution, he returned with Ayatollah Khomeini to Iran, where he served as a founder of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and as managing director of the National Radio of Iran (1979-1981). During the 1980s, he served as political deputy in the prime minister’s office, deputy minister of heavy industries, chairman of the Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran, and vice minister of planning and budget. ·         https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/10/29/iran-irgc-islamic-revolutionary-guard-corps-kept-supreme-leader-ayatollah-ali-khamenei-power/ ·         https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-iran-exclusive/exclusive-iran-intervenes-to-prevent-ousting-of-iraqi-prime-minister-sources-idUSKBN1XA2DI ·         https://en.radiofarda.com/a/half-of-iran-s-high-income-earners-do-not-pay-tax/30238506.html ·         https://nationalinterest.org/feature/new-faces-iranian-protest-90976
November 2, 2019
Photo: Circa 1908 view of Andrew Johnson National Cemetery  An NPS Photo http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow New American Civil War: 1 of 2: Star Chambers and the Loss of Legitimacy. Michael Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/31/opinion/trump-impeachment-inquiry.html
November 2, 2019
Photo: Andrew Johnson's Tailor Shop, now housed within the Memorial Building.  NPS Photo http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow New American Civil War: 2 of 2: Star Chambers and the Loss of Legitimacy. Michael Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/31/opinion/trump-impeachment-inquiry.html
November 2, 2019
Image:   Detail of the Safavid Mantes Carpet; Louvre (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louvre) . Public domain. . Deputy Assistant Secretary of State David Peyman explains how State implements sanctions policy, and the role of the private sector in complying with sanctions  and principles guiding sanctions approach.  ·         https://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/US-On-The-Hunt-For-Iranian-Ghost-Tankers.html ·         https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-sanctions/seven-countries-issue-iran-related-sanctions-on-25-targets-idUSKBN1X91PO ·         https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Documents/iran_humanitarian_20191025.pdf ·         https://www.israelhayom.com/2019/10/28/us-treasury-head-meets-with-pm-netanyahu-promises-more-sanctions-on-iran/ David Peyman is Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions. In this capacity, Mr. Peyman leads the Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation (https://www.state.gov/economic-sanctions-policy-and-implementation/) and the Office of Threat Finance Countermeasures (https://www.state.gov/threat-finance-countermeasures/) . ‎ Mr. Peyman joined the State Department from BlackRock, Inc., where he was Global Head of Sanctions and led the sanctions compliance framework for over $6 trillion in assets under management and offices in 30 countries.
November 2, 2019
Image: Part of a miles-long Iranian regular army moving into Baghdad on last Thursday morning. This is not one of the Iranian-backed militias. Private photograph. . Michael Rubin in re: for centuries, Iaqis have resented Iranian overreach. Iran now responds with much violence, and Iraqis feel their backs agains the wall. If Iran will do this now, inagine what would happen to any protesting Iranians. They respond with brutal violence in Iraq, but in Syria, where the Kurds have no love for Assad, the Kurds apparently feel safer with Iran.   Assad now asserts that he wants authority over NE Syria. Kurds want a federal repubic while the Syrian Resistance wants a united Syria but Assad to be gone.   ●       http://jcpa.org/iraqis-take-to-the-streets-to-oppose-irans-involvement-in-their-country/ ●        https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/iraq-violence-shows-folly-of-placing-hope-in-iran-reform ●        https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/iraqi-protests-bring-baghdad-to-the-tipping-point ●        https://nationalinterest.org/blog/middle-east-watch/abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-dead-his-legacy-lives-91536 ●        https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-10-24/as-turkey-and-russia-deal-iran-is-odd-man-out Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where he researches Arab politics, the Gulf Cooperation Council, Iran, Iraq, the Kurds, terrorism, and Turkey. He concurrently teaches classes on terrorism for the FBI and on security, politics, religion, and history for US and NATO military units. A former Pentagon official, Dr. Rubin has lived in post-revolution Iran, Yemen, and both pre- and postwar Iraq, and he spent time with the Taliban before 9/11. He is the author, coauthor, and coeditor of several books exploring Iranian history, American diplomacy, Kurdish studies, and Shi’ite politics. Dr. Rubin has a Ph.D. and an M.A. in history from Yale University, where he also obtained a B.S. in biology.
November 2, 2019
Image: Emirates air line logo. Public domain. . Simon Henderson speaks on how the UAE is acting friendly toward Iran and the matter of Israel. UAE has released $700 million in frozen funds to Iran. They may fear Iran, but are always ready to make accommodation to Iran to protect themselves. A Gulf recalibration: Strait of Hormuz?  Note that the UAE has continued to trade extensively with Iran for years. Dubai is a major port for goods into the Gulf and transshipped to Iran. Emirates air lines flies into many Iranian cities.    Yemen/Saudi/Israel:  Missiles shot from Iran into Saudi are short-range; would require longer-range missiles to get to Israel. ●     https://www.timesofisrael.com/uae-frees-millions-in-frozen-funds-amid-warming-ties-iran-says/ ●        https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/bahrain-hosts-regional-maritime-security-meeting ●        https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-prime-ministers-main-backers-agree-to-oust-him-idUSKBN1X90HX ●        https://www.gov.il/en/departments/news/event_steven281019 Simon Henderson is the Baker Fellow and director of the Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy at The Washington Institute, specializing in energy matters and the conservative Arab states of the Persian Gulf. A former journalist with Financial Times, Mr. Henderson has also worked as a consultant advising corporations and governments on the Persian Gulf. He became an associate of the Institute in 1999 and joined the staff in 2006. He started his career with the British Broadcasting Corporation before joining the Financial Times. His experience includes serving as a foreign correspondent in Pakistan in 1977-78, and reported from Iran during the 1979 Islamic revolution and seizure of the U.S. embassy.
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