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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 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)

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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)

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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

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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...

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

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...

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

9/14/2019
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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 ....

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Bolsanaro vs the Brazilian State. Mary Anastasia O'Grady

9/14/2019
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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...

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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