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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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4/4 Hunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of al Qa'ida since 9/11 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Seth G. Jones

9/16/2019
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Image: Cover of a document stamped with the name of Harkat ul-Ansar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harkat_ul-Ansar) . Part of a document collection found in training camps in Afghanistan after the US invasion, this document is not in Arabic. It has a quotation at the top from the Qur'an, written in Urdu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urdu_language) . The text on the white and black striped flag reads "al-jihad (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/jihad) ". Public domain in Afghanistan; and...

Duration:00:07:40

3/4 Hunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of al Qa'ida since 9/11 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Seth G. Jones

9/16/2019
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Image: A newly-created AQIM Touareg brigade aims to control a large area of the Sahel. http://www.magharebia.com/r/6k2y / كتيبة الطوارق الجديدة التي شكلها تنظيم القاعدة في المغرب الإسلامي تهدف إلى السيطرة على منطقة الساحل. http://www.magharebia.com/r/6k2w / Une nouvelle brigade d'AQMI, dirigée par des Touaregs, a pour ambition de contrôler un vaste secteur du Sahel. http://www.magharebia.com/r/6k2z Al-Qaida crée une brigade dirigée par des Touaregs. Permissions: Source Al-Qaeda creates...

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2/4 Hunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of al Qa'ida since 9/11, by Seth G. Jones

9/16/2019
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Image: The Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamid_Mir) interviewing Osama bin Laden (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osama_bin_Laden) in Afghanistan, 1997. Permissions* addenda: see below. . Hunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of al Qa'ida since 9/11 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Seth G. Jones (https://www.amazon.com/Seth-G-Jones/e/B001HCVTBE/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author), Mark Delgado...

Duration:00:08:05

1/ 4 Hunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of al Qa'ida since 9/11 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Seth G. Jones

9/16/2019
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Image: Flag of the al-Nusra Front, most commonly used until July 2016. Public domain. . Hunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of al Qa'ida since 9/11 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Seth G. Jones (https://www.amazon.com/Seth-G-Jones/e/B001HCVTBE/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author), Mark Delgado (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Mark+Delgado) (Narrator), Audible Studios...

Duration:00:12:03

#BestofEpstein: 2 of 2: The 2018 attack on Kavanaugh before Ford: @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

9/15/2019
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Photo: First photograph of the U.S. Supreme Court, by Mathew Brady, 1869, Date | 1869 Source | Courtesy of National Archives Photo available on the w:Smithsonian (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smithsonian) web site:http://americanhistory.si.edu/presidency/2c2_a.html Author | Mathew Brady | This file is a work of a United States federal court (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_courts) judge or magistrate judge, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a...

Duration:00:05:42

#BestofEpstein: 1 of 2: The 2018 attack on Kavanaugh before Ford: @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

9/15/2019
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Photo: Photo shows the space that the Law Library occupied in the United States Capitol from 1860 to 1950. The space was the Supreme Court Chamber, 1859-60, and before that the Senate Chamber. Samuel Morse sent his first telegram from this room on May 24, 1844. Date | circa 1895 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...

Duration:00:16:10

4/4 The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters, by Gregory Zuckerman. Sean Pratt (Narrator), Gildan Media, LLC (Publisher)

9/15/2019
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Image: The steam flooding technique. Steam is injected into many oil fields where the oil is thicker and heavier than normal crude oil. Public domain. United States DOE - http://fossil.energy.gov/education/energylessons/oil/oil4.html . Everyone knew it was crazy to try to extract oil and natural gas buried in shale rock deep below the ground. Everyone, that is, except a few reckless wildcatters - who risked their careers to prove the world wrong. Things looked grim for American energy in...

Duration:00:08:56

3 /4 The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters, by Gregory Zuckerman. Sean Pratt (Narrator), Gildan Media, LLC (Publisher)

9/15/2019
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Image: The famous Lucas Gusher (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blowout_(well_drilling)) at Spindletop Hill, South of Beaumont, Texas, United States. Public domain. . Everyone knew it was crazy to try to extract oil and natural gas buried in shale rock deep below the ground. Everyone, that is, except a few reckless wildcatters - who risked their careers to prove the world wrong. Things looked grim for American energy in 2006. Oil production was in steep decline and natural gas was hard to...

Duration:00:12:55

2 /4 The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters, by Gregory Zuckerman. Sean Pratt (Narrator), Gildan Media, LLC (Publisher)

9/15/2019
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Image: USGS map of water use from hydraulic fracturing between 2011 and 2014. One cubic meter of water is 264.172 gallons. Public domain. . Everyone knew it was crazy to try to extract oil and natural gas buried in shale rock deep below the ground. Everyone, that is, except a few reckless wildcatters - who risked their careers to prove the world wrong. Things looked grim for American energy in 2006. Oil production was in steep decline and natural gas was hard to find. The Iraq War threatened...

Duration:00:09:58

1 /4 The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters, by Gregory Zuckerman. Sean Pratt (Narrator), Gildan Media, LLC (Publisher)

9/15/2019
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Image: Share of the Standard Oil Company, issued 1 May 1878. Public domain. . Everyone knew it was crazy to try to extract oil and natural gas buried in shale rock deep below the ground. Everyone, that is, except a few reckless wildcatters - who risked their careers to prove the world wrong. Things looked grim for American energy in 2006. Oil production was in steep decline and natural gas was hard to find. The Iraq War threatened the nation's already tenuous relations with the Middle East....

Duration:00:10:10

Hubble detects water vapor in a habitable zone exoplanet at 110 lights years out. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

9/15/2019
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Image: Exoplanet. ALMA has uncovered convincing evidence that three young planets are in orbit around the infant star HD 163296; these are considered the first planets discovered with ALMA. Author: ESO, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO); Pinte et al. https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1818a/ Permissions*: see below. . Water found on exoplanet in habitable zone (https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/water-found-on-exoplanet-in-habitable-zone/) at 110 lights years out. Bob...

Duration:00:08:00

1/2 New American Civil War: The threat of gun-grabbing is long a driver for breakup: 1775, 1861. Michael Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis

9/15/2019
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Image: The first of four engravings by Amos Doolittle (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amos_Doolittle) from 1775 on the battles of Lexington and Concord. Doolittle visited the battle sites and interviewed soldiers and witnesses. Contains controversial elements, possibly inaccuracies. Fire from the militia may have occurred but is not depicted. Public domain. . New American Civil War: The threat of gun-grabbing is long a driver for breakup: 1775, 1861. Michael Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis “At the...

Duration:00:13:40

2/2 New American Civil War: The threat of gun-grabbing is long a driver for breakup: 1775, 1861. Michael Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis

9/15/2019
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Image: This statue, known as The Lexington Minuteman, is commonly believed to depict Captain John Parker (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Parker_(Captain)) . It is by Henry Hudson Kitson (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Hudson_Kitson) and stands at the town green of Lexington, Massachusetts (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexington,_Massachusetts) . Public domain. . “. . . Prohibition has never been well received in America, and guns have proven no exception to that rule. In New York,...

Duration:00:06:29

Unknowns of the Japanese launchpad fire. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

9/15/2019
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Image: A Japanese Edo-period wood block print showing a gunner firing a hiya-zutsu (flame arrow gun) loaded with a bo-hiya (Japanese fire arrow). Japanese Edo period (1603-1868) wood block print book, unknown artist. Public domain. . Unknowns of the Japanese launchpad fire. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com I’ve embedded below the fold the video of the launchpad fire on September 10 that forced Japan to scrub...

Duration:00:13:48

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)

9/14/2019
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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)

9/14/2019
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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...

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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

9/14/2019
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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...

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

9/14/2019
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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