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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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New York, NY

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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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Turf war between Alabama and Texas over NASA dollars for manned Moon landing. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

8/21/2019
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Image: The first image taken of the far side of the Moon, returned by Luna 3 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_3) : the first of the far side of the Moon, taken by Luna 3, October 7, 1959. The dark patches at left include Mare Crisium (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mare_Crisium) (on the near side), Mare Smythii (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mare_Smythii) , and Mare Marginis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mare_Marginis) (on the border of the near and far sides). At bottom is Mare Ausatrale...

Duration:00:13:46

Chandrayaan2 prepares to land on the moon. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

8/21/2019
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Image: Rendering of Chandrayaan-2 lander(top) interfaced with orbiter (bottom) Source:https://www.isro.gov.in/update/01-may-2019/press-release-chandrayaan-2https://www.isro.gov.in/sites/default/files/chandrayaan_2.jpg Author: Indian Space Research Organisation Permissions: see below.* . The Chandrayaan program, the Indian Lunar Exploration Programme, incorporates a lunar orbiter, impactor, and future lunar lander and rover spacecraft. The name of the program is from Sanskrit...

Duration:00:08:22

"Free Greenland" from the colonial grasp of an absolute monarchy, Denmark. @BernieandSid. Host

8/21/2019
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Photo: Author with Bernie McGuirk of @BernieandSid http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow "Free Greenland" from the colonial grasp of an absolute monarchy, Denmark. @BernieandSid. Host

Duration:00:11:13

Gregory R Copley: Kashmir, artillery, Indus waters, Hindu nationalism, taunting China.

8/21/2019
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Image: Babur (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babur) crossing the Indus River in the heat of battle, a painting commissioned by Akbar, c.1589; from the collection of the Aga Khan Museum. Source: http://www.akdn.org/museum/detail.asp?artifactid=1677 (downloaded Apr. 2011) . Gregory R Copley, editor & publisher, Defense & Foreign Affairs, in re: The Kashmir problem erupted again with artillery fire by India and Delhi’s assertion that it will “resolve the Kashmir problem.” Pakistan and India are...

Duration:00:08:49

Liz Peek: The no-recession-in-sight economy. Europe and China are troubled, but the US is healthy.

8/20/2019
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Image: A 10% Legacy and Succession Duty impressed duty stamp of the United Kingdom. Public domain. .. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/20/us/politics/trump-economy-recession-data.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/20/us/politics/trump-economy-recession-data.html) The Democrats rooting for a Recession to bolster 2020: Trump Says He’s Exploring ‘Various Tax Reductions,’ and the Economic Data He Loves Shows Why Some of the administration’s favorite data points are now flashing warning signs...

Duration:00:13:18

Elizabeth Peek, Fox News & TheHill: Elizabeth Warren is prospering with her gloomy message.

8/20/2019
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Photo: Official portrait of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Warren) (D-MA). Public domain. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/elizabeth-warren-st-paul-minnesota-town-hall_n_5d5b1c9fe4b0f667ed6750ca ST. PAUL, Minn. ― Sen. Elizabeth Warren (https://www.huffpost.com/news/topic/elizabeth-warren) (D-Mass) on Monday drew what her campaign said was the largest crowd of her presidential campaign tour yet, attracting thousands of energized supporters to her town...

Duration:00:06:18

California Motor Voter folly and Ballot-Harvesting tomfoolery. @HooverWhalen @HooverInst

8/20/2019
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Photo: Car and homemade trailer on U.S. 101 near King City, California. Man and wife middle-aged, from Wisconsin. "Old Man Depression sent us out on the road ... You don't know anything about how many people are living in trailers till you 'hit' Florida. New York Public Library link Link http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/ copyright Copyright info Public Domain (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/publicdomain/) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules...

Duration:00:12:25

The US is an oasis in a sea of European fumbles and Asian fears. @McTagueJim, "The Martin Boundary Series."

8/20/2019
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Photo: http://JohnBa: Title: To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Small oasis in Wady Hebran.Abstract/medium: G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph CollectionPhysical description: 1 negative : Date | 1900 Source | Library of CongressCatalog: https://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/matpc/item/mpc2004004308/PPOriginal url: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/matpc.01990 Author | Matson Collection Permission (Reusing this file...

Duration:00:09:28

The close working alliance of the US Navy and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. @USNavyUnderSec Thomas B. Modly.

8/20/2019
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Photo: PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 10, 2010) U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships underway in formation as part of a photo exercise on the final day of Keen Sword 2011. The exercise enhances the Japan-U.S. alliance which remains a key strategic relationship in the Northeast Asia Pacific region. Keen Sword caps the 50th anniversary of the Japan-U.S. alliance as an "alliance of equals." (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob D. Moore/Released) Date |...

Duration:00:09:40

US Navy challenges in the Mediterranean (Syria) and the Caribbean (Venezuela). @USNavyUnderSec Thomas B. Modly.

8/20/2019
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Photo: English: Venezuela circa 1900-1905. "American fleet at La Guaira." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company Date | 1900~1905 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 det.4a05686 (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/det.4a05686) . http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules...

Duration:00:10:23

All the logical ways to prevent mass-shootings are already in place: 1 of 2: @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

8/20/2019
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Photo: The gun fighter loungedagainst the adobe bricks of the bunkhouse, sweeping Sixteen with cold, emo-tionless glances while the latter talked ofhis travels. The other men were drapedabout, each according to his notion ofcomfort. You say youve been from the Mizpah THE SIXTEENTH MAN 56. in Montana, clear down to the Pecosdistrict in Texas? queried the gunfighter, making little effort to concealhis incredulity. Why, shore. I just told you aboutit. Then I reckon you must have seen aheap of...

Duration:00:11:09

All the logical ways to prevent mass-shootings are already in place: 2 of 2: @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

8/20/2019
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Photo: Patent drawing of the "Henry Rifle", the predecessor of the Winchester rifle Date | 1860 Source | [1] (http://patentpending.blogs.com/patent_pending_blog/2005/06/index.html) Author | en:Benjamin Tyler Henry (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Tyler_Henry) (1821-1891) | 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:00:10:45

The Democrats are rooting for a Recession & What is to be done? @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter

8/20/2019
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Photo:"Scene in Jackson Square, New Orleans (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans) , Louisiana" 1935. Photo of a middle aged man and woman seated on a park bench. Date | October 1935 Source | FSA photo by Ben Shahn, digital copy at Library of Congress website (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8a16899) , cropped and converted from TIFF to .jpg before uploading to Wikimedia Commons. Author | Ben Shahn Permission (Reusing this file...

Duration:00:06:57

Hong Kong protesters wave Old Glory. @Crosett

8/20/2019
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Photo: 港1910年代時的皇后像廣場 (經查證後,不可能於1910年代,估計為1920年代) After 1923 (year of construction of The Cenotaph (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cenotaph_(Hong_Kong)) ) The Peninsula Hotel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Peninsula_Hong_Kong) , opened in December 1928, is visible in the background. Date | 11 December 2005 (original upload date) Source | Transferred from zh.wikipedia (https://zh.wikipedia.org/) to Commons. Author | The original uploader was Kevinhksouth...

Duration:00:08:54

@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