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The John Batchelor Show, using all of John's sources, his vast knowledge of history, his unique take on current events, and his fascinating take on world affairs has allowed him to build a legion of fans.

The John Batchelor Show, using all of John's sources, his vast knowledge of history, his unique take on current events, and his fascinating take on world affairs has allowed him to build a legion of fans.
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The John Batchelor Show, using all of John's sources, his vast knowledge of history, his unique take on current events, and his fascinating take on world affairs has allowed him to build a legion of fans.

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English


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@GordonGChang: Huawei gets another reprieve from Trump Administration

8/20/2019
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Image: Chinese technology has often been a jump ahead of everyone else’s. Here, a trebuchet catapult. As for Huawei, it’s inextricably commingled with the Chinese military. Illustration of a Hinged Counterweight Trebuchet Prepped for Transit from the Wujing Zongyao, late Ming (Wanli Period) edition. The photographs are part of my book. You're welcome to use them on Wikipedia so long as you list my book, Chinese Siege Warfare: Mechanical Artillery & Siege Weapons of Antiquity, by Liang...

Duration:00:12:31

@billroggio: Taliban “negotiate” peace with Zalmay Khalilzad while attacking Coalition and Afghan forces back at home. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

8/20/2019
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Image: Taliban religious police (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutaween#Other_groups) beating a woman in Kabul (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabul) on 26 August 2001. From the distinguished RAWA: This work is free (https://freedomdefined.org/Definition) and may be used by anyone for any purpose. If you wish to use this content (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Reusing_content_outside_Wikimedia) , you do not need to request permission as long as you follow any licensing...

Duration:00:10:22

Pelosi and Hoyer fail to confront the anti-semitic speech of Omar and Tlaib. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @ThadMcCotter

8/20/2019
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Photo: Israeli West Bank barrier – North of Meitar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meitar) , near the southwest corner of the West Bank, in 2006. No machine-readable author provided. Eman (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Eman) assumed (based on copyright claims). - No machine-readable source provided. Own work assumed (based on copyright claims). Israeli West Bank Barrier - North of Meitar, near the south west corner of the West Bank photographed by Eman...

Duration:00:14:23

(@ThomasJoscelyn): A jihadist Telegram channel published a short statement attributed to Saif al-Adel, a wanted terrorist who’s worked for al Qaeda since the 1990s.

8/20/2019
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Image: Janissaries – formed to crush Turkish rebel groups. Work of Richard Knötel in the1890s. Public Domain The Janissaries (meaning "new soldier") were elite infantry units that formed the Ottoman Sultan's household troops, bodyguards and the first modern standing army in Europe, likely established during the reign of Murad I (1362–89). They began as an elite corps of slaves made up of kidnapped young Christian boys who were converted to Islam, and became famed for internal cohesion...

Duration:00:09:35

The Dark Horse Rise of Liz Warren. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter

8/19/2019
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Photo: Taoyateduta (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Crow) was among the 121 Sioux (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sioux) leaders, who from 1837 to 1851, ceded the land where Minneapolis developed.[14] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minneapolis#cite_note-14) View author information (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Little_Crow-cropped_image.jpg) Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Little_Crow-cropped_image.jpg) File:Little Crow-cropped image.jpg Uploaded:...

Duration:00:12:53

"Indiana" Hoenlein and the Lost Winery of King Baldwin of the Holy Land. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @ThadMcCotter

8/19/2019
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Photo: Français : Couronnement de Baudouin III Date | 13th century Source | http://visualiseur.bnf.fr/ConsulterElementNum?O=IFN-07882245&E=JPEG&Deb=1&Fin=1&Param=C Author | Unknown Permission (Reusing this file (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Reusing_content_outside_Wikimedia) ) | | 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...

Duration:00:07:28

City of Ambition: 1 of 4: FDR, La Guardia, and the Making of Modern New York Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Mason B. Williams (Author), Ira Rosenberg (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

8/19/2019
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Photo: La Guardia between two Italian officers in front of a Ca.44 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caproni_Ca.44) , c. 1918 Unknown - USAF Museum [1] (http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/) Fiorello Herny LaGuardia during the first world war. He's between two italian officers, in front of a Caproni Ca.44 (Ca.5) bomber Permission details 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...

Duration:00:10:56

City of Ambition: 2 of 4: FDR, La Guardia, and the Making of Modern New York Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Mason B. Williams (Author), Ira Rosenberg (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

8/19/2019
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Photo: La Guardia and Franklin D. Roosevelt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_D._Roosevelt) Unknown or not provided - U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._National_Archives_and_Records_Administration) Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Franklin_D._Roosevelt_and_Fiorello_LaGuardia_in_Hyde_Park_-_NARA_-_196764.tif) File:Franklin D. Roosevelt and Fiorello LaGuardia in Hyde Park - NARA - 196764.tif...

Duration:00:09:07

City of Ambition: 3 of 4: FDR, La Guardia, and the Making of Modern New York Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Mason B. Williams (Author), Ira Rosenberg (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

8/19/2019
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Photo: English: New York city views. Plaza buildings, reflected in open lake. Safety negative. 5 x 7 inches. Date | 12 February 1933 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 gsc.5a18137 (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/gsc.5a18137) . http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter:...

Duration:00:11:50

City of Ambition: 4 of 4: FDR, La Guardia, and the Making of Modern New York Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Mason B. Williams (Author), Ira Rosenberg (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

8/19/2019
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Photo: English: The Royal Australian Navy heavy cruiser HMAS Australia (D84) underway in Hudson River off New York City (USA)- heading north upstream, circa 1932-1933. The west shoreline of Manhattan looking towards the top of the Woolworth Building is visible in the distance. The squat, square structure just off-shore (near Canal Street in Lower Manhattan) is a ventilation structure for the trans-Hudson tunnel linking New York City and New Jersey. Date | between 1932 and 1933 Source |...

Duration:00:09:55

Operation Storm: 1 of 4: Japan's Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II Paperback – March 18, 2014. by John Geoghegan (Author)

8/18/2019
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Photo: Naval battle of Dan-no-ura (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dan-no-ura) in 1185 伝土佐光信 - 『安徳天皇縁起絵図』 第七巻「壇の浦合戦」、第八巻「安徳天皇御入水」 安徳天皇生誕から、壇ノ浦入水に至る一代を画いたもの。上部の色紙形の書は伝青蓮院宮筆。もとは阿弥陀寺(赤間神宮)内の安徳天皇御霊堂の障子絵であったものが、明治になって軸装に改められた。 Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AntokuTennou_Engi.7%268_Dannoura_Kassen.jpg) File:AntokuTennou Engi.7&8 Dannoura Kassen.jpg Created: 室町~戦国時代? http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow...

Duration:00:08:34

Operation Storm: 2 of 4: Japan's Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II Paperback – March 18, 2014. by John Geoghegan (Author)

8/18/2019
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Photo: A Japanese Red seal ship (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_seal_ship) , combining eastern and western naval technologies Unknown, compiled by Kondo Seisai (1771 - 1829), archived at National Archives of Japan - http://jpimg.digital.archives.go.jp/kouseisai/category/document/gaiban_shokan_e.html A drawing of a trade ship heading from Nagasaki to Vietnam, from the Gaiban Shokan. This book was prepared as a reference work for "Gaiban Tsusho," the compilation of diplomatic documents of...

Duration:00:11:29

Operation Storm: 3 of 4: Japan's Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II Paperback – March 18, 2014. by John Geoghegan (Author)

8/18/2019
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Photo: Shōhei Maru (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_warship_Shohei_Maru) (1854) was built from Dutch technical drawings. View author information (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ShoheiMaru.JPG) Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ShoheiMaru.JPG) File:ShoheiMaru.JPG http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Operation Storm: 3 of 4: Japan's Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of...

Duration:00:13:47

Operation Storm: 4 of 4: Japan's Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II Paperback – March 18, 2014. by John Geoghegan (Author)

8/18/2019
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Photo: Mikasa, among the most powerful battleships of her time, in 1905, was one of the six battleships ordered as part of the program. Unknown - 呉市海事歴史科学館所蔵品 (Sakai City Maritime History Science Museum Collection) 日本海軍戦艦敷島型「三笠 (https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E4%B8%89%E7%AC%A0_(%E6%88%A6%E8%89%A6)) 呉にて撮影されたもの。(Japanese battleship Mikasa in Kure) Permission details For background information, see the explanations on Non-U.S. copyrights...

Duration:00:08:08

"Medal of Honor: The History." Ed Hooper. https://www.amazon.com/Medal-Honor-History-Gary-Sinise/dp/B00VHJK6KM

8/18/2019
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Image: The Medals of Honor awarded by each of the three branches of the U.S. military, and are, from left to right, the Army, Coast Guard/Navy/Marine Corps and Air Force. Public domain. .. "Medal of Honor: The History." Ed Hooper. https://www.amazon.com/Medal-Honor-History-Gary-Sinise/dp/B00VHJK6KM (https://www.amazon.com/Medal-Honor-History-Gary-Sinise/dp/B00VHJK6KM) Narrated by Gary Sinise, this documentary showcases the medal itself and how it rose from a decoration no one wanted to...

Duration:00:11:51

Indiana Hoenlein and the Lost Gambler's Curse on a Horse Race. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @ThadMcCotter “The curse calls upon the angel who stands before Balaam’s ass to block the horses of the opposing team.”

8/18/2019
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Image: Balaam and the Ass, a 1626 painting by Rembrandt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rembrandt) van RIjn, dating from his time in Leiden (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leiden) and now in the Musée Cognacq-Jay (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus%C3%A9e_Cognacq-Jay) in Paris. It portrays the biblical (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible) account of the talking ass debating with the diviner (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divination) Balaam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balaam) . Public...

Duration:00:07:31

1/4 Why Science Does Not Disprove God ; Amir Aczel (author), Grover Gardner (narrator), HarperAudio (publisher) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IA68UCG/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i3

8/18/2019
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1/4 Why Science Does Not Disprove God ; Amir Aczel (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_1?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Amir+Aczel) (author), Grover Gardner (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Grover+Gardner) (narrator), HarperAudio (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_3?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=HarperAudio) (publisher) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IA68UCG/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i3...

Duration:00:10:26

2/4 Why Science Does Not Disprove God ; Amir Aczel (author), Grover Gardner (narrator), HarperAudio (publisher)

8/18/2019
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2/4 Why Science Does Not Disprove God Amir Aczel (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_1?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Amir+Aczel) (author), Grover Gardner (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Grover+Gardner) (narrator), HarperAudio (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_3?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=HarperAudio) (publisher) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IA68UCG/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i3...

Duration:00:09:39

3/4 Why Science Does Not Disprove God ; Amir Aczel (author), Grover Gardner (narrator), HarperAudio (publisher)

8/18/2019
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3/4 Why Science Does Not Disprove God Amir Aczel (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_1?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Amir+Aczel) (author), Grover Gardner (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Grover+Gardner) (narrator), HarperAudio (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_3?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=HarperAudio) (publisher) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IA68UCG/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i3...

Duration:00:13:52

4/4 Why Science Does Not Disprove God ; Amir Aczel (author), Grover Gardner (narrator), HarperAudio (publisher) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IA68UCG/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i3

8/18/2019
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Image: Science and Religion are portrayed to be in harmony in in the Tiffany (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Comfort_Tiffany) window, Education (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_(Chittenden_Memorial_Window)) (1890). Public domain. Why Science Does Not Disprove God Amir Aczel (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_1?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Amir+Aczel) . The renowned science writer, mathematician, and best-selling author of Fermat's Last Theorem masterfully...

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