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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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Russian trolls prep for 2020. @DefTechPat @DefenseOne

10/17/2019
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Photo: Still from the Soviet movie Devyatoe Yanvarya ("9th of January") (1925) showing a line of armed soldiers facing demonstrators at the approaches to the Winter Palace (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Palace) in St Petersburg (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Petersburg) View author information (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BloodySunday1905.jpg) Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BloodySunday1905.jpg) File:BloodySunday1905.jpg Uploaded: 2005-04-18...

Duration:00:12:30

Manufacturing slowly adapts to the PRC downturn. @AlanTonelson @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

10/17/2019
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Photo: The assembly plant of the Bell Aircraft Corporation in 1944. Note parts of overhead crane (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overhead_crane) at both sides of photo near top. 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 fsa.8e02902 (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8e02902) . This tag does not indicate the copyright...

Duration:00:07:46

Hong Kong celebrates the US House Hong Kong Human Rights Act against Carrie Lam's governance. Mark Clifford, former editor South China Morning Post. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

10/17/2019
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Photo: Identifier: mysticflowerylan00halcuoft Title: The mystic flowery land; a personal narrative (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookidmysticflowerylan00halcuoft) Year: 1896 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookyear1896) (1890s (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookdecade1890) ) Authors:Halcombe, Charles J. H (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookauthorHalcombe__Charles_J__H)...

Duration:00:12:15

Unearthing Carter's Little Liver Pills in Erie Pennsylvania. @SalenaZito @WashingtonExaminer

10/17/2019
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Photo: Advert for Carter's Little Liver Pills Description | Advert for Carter's Little Liver Pills: A Positive Cure for Sick Headaches. Small card advertising Carter's Little Liver Pills, printed in black and red on white card. The front shows a black bird sitting on a branch of a tree with a red banner in its beak, the product's name in white letters. Beneath the bird is a lake scene with a castle, trees and mountains in the distance. The reverse explains that the pills cure "headache,...

Duration:00:10:32

Elizabeth Warren's war on wealth. 1 of 2: @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

10/17/2019
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Photo: Simon Floquet Title Apollo and King Midas Datecirca 1634 Mediumoil (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_paint) on copper (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copper) DimensionsHeight: 35.6 cm (14 ″); Width: 52.5 cm (20.6 ″) Source/PhotographerSotheby's 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...

Duration:00:13:11

Elizabeth Warren's war on wealth. 2 of 2: @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

10/17/2019
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Photo: Two satyrs leading Silenus to King Midas, who stands at left with two male attendants, a mule trails behind the satyrs 1550 - 1579 create Source The Metropolitan Museum of Art link Link http://www.metmuseum.org/ copyright Copyright info Public Domain Dedication (CC0) (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Elizabeth Warren's war on wealth. 2 of 2: @RichardAEpstein...

Duration:00:06:55

The out-of-date ethanol game. Bud Weinstein, Maguire Energy Institute

10/17/2019
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Photo: Unknown or not provided Record creator | Department of the Interior. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Aberdeen Area Office. Fort Berthold Agency. (1949) Title | A group in the 4-H cornfield Description | Scope and content: A farm agent, home economics teacher, and students. Date | 1941 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The out-of-date ethanol game. Bud Weinstein, Maguire Energy Institute Bernard L. Weinstein is associate...

Duration:00:09:21

#TheScalaReport: Warren and Vestager condemn Big American Tech. Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com #ScalaAPS @STRATACACHE

10/16/2019
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Photo: 1873: given to the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_Boijmans_Van_Beuningen) , Rotterdam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Rotterdam) , by the Vereeniging van Voorstanders der Schoone Kunst, Rotterdam Exhibition history | Jan en Johan Hendrik Weissenbruch. Schilderijen, aquarellen, grafiek. Catalogus, Singer Museum, Laren (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Laren,_North_Holland) , 11 December 1960–29 January 1961, cat.no. 58. Meesters van de Haagse...

Duration:00:12:15

Young Hong Kong rebukes the NBA and celebrates the USA. @Michael_Yon @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

10/16/2019
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Photo: The East India Company iron steam ship Nemesis, commanded by Lieutenant W. H. Hall, with boats from the Sulphur, Calliope, Larne and Starling, destroying the Chinese war junks in Anson's Bay, on 7 January 1841. An engagement in the First Opium War (1839-42), showing the ‘Nemesis’ (right background, in starboard broadside view) attacking a fleet of Chinese war junks in the middle ground. The war junk third from the left is shown being destroyed with splinters flying up into the air....

Duration:00:09:00

Engaging China fails, now containment. Arthur Waldron, University of Pennsylvania. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

10/16/2019
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Photo: Commissioner Lin Zexu, dubbed "Lin of Clear Skies" for his moral integrity. From a drawing by a native artist in the possession of Lady Strange - 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...

Duration:00:12:19

PRC State Security aspiration to steal everything. Brandon Weichert, the Weichert Report. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

10/16/2019
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Photo: Opium ships at Lintin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nei_Lingding_Island) , China, 1824 William John Huggins (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:William_John_Huggins) - Sotheby's (http://www.sothebys.com/de/auctions/ecatalogue/2011/old-master-early-british-paintings-l11030/lot.269.html) Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:William_John_Huggins_-_The_opium_ships_at_Lintin,_China,_1824.jpg) File:William John Huggins - The opium ships at Lintin, China, 1824.jpg Created:...

Duration:00:12:23

Canada's elections feed the alligator of China. Charles Burton, Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast

10/16/2019
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Photo: View of the European factories (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirteen_Factories) in Canton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guangzhou) William Daniell (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:William_Daniell) - http://www.nmm.ac.uk/collections/explore/object.cfm?ID=ZBA1291 Canton City (Guangzhou) (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Canton_City) — with the Pearl River (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Pearl_River_in_Guangzhou) and the several of the Thirteen Factories...

Duration:00:07:12

1 /4 Assad or We Burn the Country: How One Family's Lust for Power Destroyed Syria, by Sam Dagher

10/16/2019
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Image: Book cover. . Assad or We Burn the Country by Sam Dagher review – scoop-filled history of Syria’s downfall The Wall Street Journal writer gives a compelling insider account of the deadly ambition of the Assads Ian Black @ian_black In the summer of 2012, news broke that Manaf Tlass, a general in Syria’s elite Republican Guard and a confidante of Bashar al-Assad, had defected and was en route to exile in France. Tlass was not just the tennis partner of the shy ophthalmologist who was...

Duration:00:10:14

2/4 Assad or We Burn the Country: How One Family's Lust for Power Destroyed Syria, by Sam Dagher

10/16/2019
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Image: Defense Companies shoulder sleeve insignia. The Defense Companies (سرايا الدفاع‎; Saraya ad-Difa) were a paramilitary force in Syria that were commanded by Rifaat al-Assad (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rifaat_al-Assad) . Their task was to defend the Assad government, and Damascus, from internal and external attack. Public domain. . Assad or We Burn the Country by Sam Dagher review – scoop-filled history of Syria’s downfall The Wall Street Journal writer gives a compelling insider...

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3/4 Assad or We Burn the Country: How One Family's Lust for Power Destroyed Syria, by Sam Dagher

10/16/2019
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Image: The Khan Shaykhun chemical attack took place on 4 April 2017 on the town of Khan Shaykhun (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khan_Shaykhun) in the Idlib Governorate (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idlib_Governorate) of Syria (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria) . USS Ross (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Ross_(DDG-71)) firing a Tomahawk missile (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomahawk_missile) towards the Shayrat Airbase (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shayrat_Airbase) . Public domain.....

Duration:00:13:04

4/4 Assad or We Burn the Country: How One Family's Lust for Power Destroyed Syria, by Sam Dagher

10/16/2019
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Image: Syrian security tries to quash dissent in Douma, but residents remain defiant, Jan. 14, 2012. Photo taken by VOA Middle East correspondent Elizabeth Arrott while traveling through Damascus with government escorts. Elizabeth Arrott - A View of Syria, Under Government Crackdown (http://www.voanews.com/english/news/photo-galleries/137678273.html) . VOA News photo gallery. Pubic domain. . Assad or We Burn the Country by Sam Dagher review – scoop-filled history of Syria’s downfall The Wall...

Duration:00:07:59

Roscosmos hero Cosmonaut Alexi Leonov. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

10/16/2019
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Photo: Vostok "Sharik" TigerPaw2154 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:TigerPaw2154) at English Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/) - Transferred from en.wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/) to Commons by Liftarn (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Liftarn) using CommonsHelper (https://tools.wmflabs.org/commonshelper/) . Soviet Vostok Spacecraft. I took this picture at a public display in the LBJ Library and Museum, Austin Texas. Public Domain...

Duration:00:14:57

Engineering the troubled InSight on Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

10/16/2019
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Photo: PIA17944: Curiosity's Color View of Martian Dune After Crossing It http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA17944This look back at a dune that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover drove across was taken by the rover's Mast Camera (Mastcam) during the 538th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Feb. 9, 2014). The rover had driven over the dune three days earlier. For scale, the distance between the parallel wheel tracks is about 9 feet (2.7 meters). The dune is about 3 feet (1...

Duration:00:06:54

Joe Biden skips the fact that ISIS was born on his watch. @AaronKleinShow

10/16/2019
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Image: Kayla Mueller was abducted by ISIS on 4 August 2103 while on a trip to Syria to provide humanitarian aid. In a speech in September 2014, United States President Barack Obama (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama) said that “ISIL” (a politically-charged appellation) was neither "Islamic" nor was it a "state." Screengrab from motion picture. ....

Duration:00:09:42

Frontrunner Warren is shaky in debate. @HooverWhalen @HooverInst

10/16/2019
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Photo: Orchestra at square dance in McIntosh County, Oklahoma (LOC) Lee, Russell,, 1903-1986,, photographer. Orchestra at square dance in McIntosh County, Oklahoma [1939 or 1940] 1 slide : color. Notes: Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. Subjects: Square dancing Musicians United States--Oklahoma--McIntosh County Format: Slides--Color http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow...

Duration:00:10:26