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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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A Higher Call: 4 of 4: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Adam Makos (Author), Robertson Dean (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

9/14/2019
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Photo: Berlin- the Capture and Aftermath of War 1945-1947 An aerial (oblique) photograph taken from a De Havilland Mosquito of the RAF Film and Photographic Unit showing badly damaged buildings in the area between Friedrich Hain and Lichtenberg, Berlin. Date | between 1945 and 1947 Source | http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib//9/media-9014/large.jpg | This is photograph C 5284 (https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205022730) from the collections of the Imperial War Museums...

Duration:00:09:27

A Higher Call: 3 of 4: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Adam Makos (Author), Robertson Dean (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

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Photo: Destroyed Luftwaffe Fw 190, 1945 USAAF - United States Air Force Historical Research Agency via Cees Steijger (1991), "A History of USAFE", Voyageur, ISBN: 1853100757 Destroyed German Luftwaffe Focke-Wulf Fw 190A fighter (s/n 171568?), 1945. Permission details USGOV-PDView more (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighth_Air_Force#) Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Destroyed-FW-190.jpg) view terms File:Destroyed-FW-190.jpg http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact...

Duration:00:11:20

A Higher Call: 2 of 4: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Adam Makos (Author), Robertson Dean (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

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Photo: B-17 Flying Fortresses (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-17_Flying_Fortress) from the 398th Bombardment Group (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/398th_Air_Expeditionary_Group) fly a bombing run to Neumünster (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neum%C3%BCnster) , Germany, on 13 April 1945. On 8 May, Germany surrendered, and Victory in Europe Day (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory_in_Europe_Day) was declared. Unknown - http://www.bands.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/040607-F-0000S-004.jpg...

Duration:00:08:58

A Higher Call: 1 of 4: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Adam Makos (Author), Robertson Dean (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

9/14/2019
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Photo: B-17 Flying Fortresses Over Europe during World War II View author information (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:B-17_Flying_Fortress.jpg) Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:B-17_Flying_Fortress.jpg) File:B-17 Flying Fortress.jpg Uploaded: 2006-04-07 12:42:42 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow A Higher Call: 1 of 4: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World...

Duration:00:11:00

4/4 A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War, by Thomas Fleming

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Image: An 1851 poster warning the "colored people of Boston" about policemen acting as slave catchers. Public domain. Read the poster text at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Brown_(abolitionist)#/media/File:Slave_kidnap_post_1851_boston.jpg . By the time John Brown hung from the gallows for his crimes at Harper's Ferry, Northern abolitionists had made him a “holy martyr” in their campaign against Southern slave owners. This Northern hatred for Southerners long predated their objections...

Duration:00:06:29

2/4 A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War, by Thomas Fleming

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Image: Scars of Peter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_(slave)) , a whipped Louisiana slave, photographed in April 1863 and later distributed by abolitionists. Public domain. Scars (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Scars) of a whipped (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Whipping) Mississippi slave (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Slave) , photo taken April 2, 1863 (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/1863) , Baton Rouge, Louisiana...

Duration:00:07:52

3/4 A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War, by Thomas Fleming

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Image: Daguerreotype of John Brown, taken by the African-American photographer Augustus Washington in Springfield, Massachusetts, c. 1846–47. Brown is holding the hand-colored flag of Subterranean Pass Way, his militant counterpart to the Underground Railroad. Public domain. . By the time John Brown hung from the gallows for his crimes at Harper's Ferry, Northern abolitionists had made him a “holy martyr” in their campaign against Southern slave owners. This Northern hatred for Southerners...

Duration:00:15:27

1/4 A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War, by Thomas Fleming

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Image: Thomas Jefferson. In the original draft of the Declaration of Independence Jefferson accused King George III (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_III) of fostering colonial slavery, encouraging American slaves to revolt, and condoning the African slave trade. Public domain. . By the time John Brown hung from the gallows for his crimes at Harper's Ferry, Northern abolitionists had made him a “holy martyr” in their campaign against Southern slave owners. This Northern hatred for...

Duration:00:12:10

Argentina fails in an old-fashioned way. @MaryAnastasiaOG Mary Anastasia O'Grady @WSJOpinion

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Photo: Ushuaia, the southernmost town in the world, in the early evening. Some kilometers east of Ushuaia is Estancia Harberton, “The Ranch at the End of the Earth,” founded in 1886 by the Bridges family among four indigenous peoples. See: The Uttermost Part of the Earth. Photo author: Stellaveraush. Permissions*: see below. . Argentina fails the in an old-fashioned way. @MaryAnastasiaOG Mary Anastasia O'Grady @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/argentina-needs-the-dollar-11566158469 ....

Duration:00:05:38

Bolsanaro vs the Brazilian State. Mary Anastasia O'Grady

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Painting: Representation of the landing of Pedro Álvares Cabral (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_%C3%81lvares_Cabral) in Porto Seguro (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porto_Seguro) , 1500. Created: 21 December 1921. Public domain. . Bolsanaro vs the Brazilian State. @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion The Amazon fires are mainly the result of drought, while Bolsonaro’s reforms are paving the way for faster growth. . . . Mr Bolsonaro has become the bête noire of progressive punditry the world over...

Duration:00:05:40

South Korea's I-ON Communications and the birth of an American working-man's professional football league. Albert Lee, I-ON North America.

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Photo: Original 1919 photograph of former Carlisle football stars as they met on the gridiron for a professional game as the Canton Bulldogs were set to complete their undefeated season and the professional championship. Thorpe and Calac are wearing their Canton Jerseys while Guyon was smart and appears to be wearing some type of an insulated jersey or warm-up. Date | 1919 Source | RMY Auctions (http://rmyauctions.com/bids/bidplace?itemid=26952) Author | unattributed Permission (Reusing this...

Duration:00:18:33

Welcome to Visalia and the General Sherman and the General Grant Sequoias. @DevinNunes Podcast

9/13/2019
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Photo: Paintings of Kings Canyon by Albert Bierstadt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Bierstadt) , early California landscape artist. Left: Kings River Canyon, California (ca. 1870) Right: Mount Brewer from King's River Canyon, California (1872) Albert Bierstadt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Albert_Bierstadt) - Heritage Auctions (https://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5116&lotNo=76040) Public Domain...

Duration:00:11:00

#TheScalaReport: Social science is denied access to the private and government social media data needed to measure voter manipulation. Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com #ScalaAPS @STRATACACHE

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Photo: Mrs. Jas. [i.e., John] Blair, Mrs. B. Cochran [i.e., Cockran], Mrs. Archer Huntington, Mrs. T. Roosevelt Jr. (LOC) Bain News Service,, publisher. Mrs. Jas. [i.e., John] Blair, Mrs. B. Cochran [i.e., Cockran], Mrs. Archer Huntington, Mrs. T. Roosevelt Jr. [between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915] 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. Notes: Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Photo shows Mrs. Bourke Cockran, wife of New York politician William Bourke Cockran...

Duration:00:12:00

Surprise Visitor from another Solar System - David Grinspoon @FunkySpoon

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Image: Photo of the comet Hale-Bopp above a tree. This picture was taken in the vicinity of Pazin in Istria/Croatia during a short Easter holiday. The tree was illuminated using a small flashlight. Author: Philipp Salzgeber (http://salzgeber.at/) . Permissions*: see below. . At first, it was just another bright, fuzzy speck in the sky. But it may turn out to be something much more exciting: the second known object to hurtle through our solar system...

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Bill McGurn: Johnny Can't Read Chaucer. What is to be done?

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Image: Insular Half Uncial script. In England and Ireland, the Latin script used from the post-Roman era to the Eighth Century. A formal book hand (http://medievalwriting.50megs.com/glossary.htm#bookhand) , especially used for significant liturgical books such as gospels. . Johnny Can't Read Chaucer. What is to be done? @WJMcGurn @WSJ Is Majoring in English Worth It? Employers used to be able to count on the skills a liberal-arts education cultivated. . . . If you’re a parent going into hock...

Duration:00:10:02

Elana DeLozier: Yemeni civil war is everyone against everyone. @ElanaGulf @WashInstitute

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Image: Mocha (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mocha,_Yemen) was Yemen's busiest port in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mocha1692.jpg) . Elana DeLozier is a Research Fellow in the Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy at The Washington Institute, where she specializes in nuclear weapons and proliferation, counterterrorism, and Gulf politics. ·...

Duration:00:10:00

David May: Is the Jordan River valley sovereign territory for Israel? @DavidSamuelMay @FDD

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Image: The Sea of Galilee. At its southern tip (right side) the Jordan River exits the lake and enters the Jordan Valley. The Jordan Valley is several degrees warmer than adjacent areas, and its year-round agricultural climate, fertile soils and water supply made it a site for agriculture dating to about 10,000 years ago. By about 3000 BCE, produce from the valley was being exported to neighboring regions. Author: אלה פאוסט. Permission*: see below. . Is the Jordan River valley sovereign...

Duration:00:11:50

Olli Heinonen: Iran grossly violates the JCPOA and worse. @OlliHeinonen @FDD

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Image: Portrait of Fath Ali Shah, Qajar emperor. Public domain. . Olli Heinonen: Iran grossly violates the JCPOA and worse. Dr. Olli Heinonen is a senior advisor on science and nonproliferation at FDD. He is the former deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and head of its Department of Safeguards. Olli is also a member of the non-partisan Iran Task Force. Olli is currently a senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Belfer Center for...

Duration:00:08:07

Pushing back against online anti-Semitism. Yalon Farhi, Together Online.

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Image: Jews (identified by the mandatory Jewish badge (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_badge) and Jewish hat (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_hat) ) being burned at the stake. 1515. Public domain. Diebold Schilling - Heritage. Civilization and the Jews by w: Abba Eban (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abba_Eban) p.160 Credit: Burgerbibliothek, Lucerne . Pushing back against online anti-semtisim. Colonel Yalon Farhi serves in the IDF Reserves, and currently runs Together Online, which...

Duration:00:11:48

Israel's Groundhog Day Election. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres

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Photo: Wilbur David Good ( September 28 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_28) , 1885 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1885) - December 30 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_30) , 1963 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1963) ) born in Punxsutawney (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punxsutawney,_Pennsylvania) was an Outfielder (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outfielder) for the New York Highlanders (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Highlanders) (1905), Cleveland Naps...

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