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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 Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century; Audible Audiobook – Unabridged; by William Rosen

9/17/2019
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Image: In Holland, the Grote Mandrake means “The Great Drowning” and is named for the epic and massive flooding that occurred more and more frequently in the Low Countries of Europe's North Sea region as Europe's Little Ice Age intensified. . The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. William Rosen (https://www.amazon.com/William-Rosen/e/B001ILIG3S/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author), William Hughes...

Duration:00:07:35

3/4 The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century; Audible Audiobook – Unabridged; by William Rosen

9/17/2019
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Image: Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Horsemen_of_the_Apocalypse_(painting)) , an 1887 painting by Russian artist Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Vasnetsov) . Depicted from left to right are Death, Famine, War, and Conquest. Public domain. . The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. William Rosen...

Duration:00:14:22

2/4 The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century; Audible Audiobook – Unabridged; by William Rosen

9/17/2019
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Image: Citizens of Tournai (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tournai) , Belgium (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgium) , bury plague victims. Miniature by Pierart dou Tielt illustrating the Tractatus quartus bu Gilles li Muisit (Tournai, c. 1353). Public domain . The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. William Rosen (https://www.amazon.com/William-Rosen/e/B001ILIG3S/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author), William Hughes...

Duration:00:07:51

1/4 The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century; Audible Audiobook – Unabridged; by William Rosen

9/17/2019
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Image: From the Apocalypse in a Biblia Pauperum illuminated at Erfurt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erfurt) around the time of the Great Famine. Death sits astride a manticore (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manticore) whose long tail ends in a ball of flame (Hell). Famine points to her hungry mouth. Public domain. . When God saw that the world was so over proud, He sent a dearth on earth, and made it full hard. A bushel of wheat was at four shillings or more, Of which men might have had a...

Duration:00:12:10

Biden is not self-aware of his Biden log-rolling. @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter

9/17/2019
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Photo: Logging train loaded with logs, ca.1900 Photograph of a logging train loaded with logs for the mill sitting in a clearing in a mountain forest, ca.1900. The engine is hauling at least 6 cars. About a half a dozen men are standing next to or on the train. Steam rises from the boiler of the engine. The fuel box reads "S.L. Co. 2" on the side. Call number: CHS-2020 Filename: CHS-2020 Coverage date: circa 1900 Part of collection: California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960 Format:...

Duration:00:09:16

Washington falls for an empty NYT smear. @DavidMDrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter

9/17/2019
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Photo: : "Quarters of the news editor", one a group of four photos in brochure Seattle and the Orient (1900) collectively captioned "The Seattle Daily Times—Editorial Department." This is part of a long section on The Seattle Daily Times, publisher of the brochure/booklet. The newspaper is now known simply as the Seattle Times. In 1900, the Times offices were in the Boston Block on the southeast corner of Second Avenue and Columbia Street. Date | 1900 Source | p. 171 of Seattle and the...

Duration:00:11:14

Hong Kong Police lose their discipline and edge. @Michael_Yon @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast @ThadMcCotter

9/16/2019
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Photo: Hong Kong Central in 1930s日本語: 1930年代の香港中環 Date | 1930s Source | English: Japanese book "Light and darkness of south sea" published by ARS.日本語: アルス「南海の明暗」より。 Author | English: Shigemitsu Fukao日本語: 深尾重光 Other versions | Derivative works of this file: Hong Kong Central in 1930s cropped.jpg (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hong_Kong_Central_in_1930s_cropped.jpg) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Hong Kong Police...

Duration:00:09:25

Two by two, Taliban ride dirt bikes into Zabul. @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDD

9/16/2019
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Image: How to Use a Clutch on a Dirtbike, from wikihow. . Bill Roggio, Long War Journal and FDD: Al Qaeda in Syria. . . . Taliban riding dirt bikes into Zabul; vaguely comical video on LongWarJournal. Problem is, what the Taliban say is accurate [cf: what comes out of DC often is not]. https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2019/09/taliban-video-highlights-recent-raids-in-zabul.php (https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2019/09/taliban-video-highlights-recent-raids-in-zabul.php)

Duration:00:06:28

The Saudi oil strike hurts most the PRC. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast @ThadMcCotter

9/16/2019
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Photo: ARABIA Joan Blaeu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Joan_Blaeu) - This media file is from Koninklijke Bibliotheek (https://www.kb.nl/) , donated in the context of a partnership program. The map of Arabia was published in 1662 in the Atlas Maior (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_Maior) by Joan Blaeu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Blaeu) (1598-1673). Although the map appears to be specially engraved for this atlas, the image is similar to an earlier map published by Willem...

Duration:00:12:13

The war attack on eastern Saudi oil. Hamza bin Laden, dead? Al Qaeda and Taliban are knitted together in Afghanistan. Thomas Joscelyn, Bill Roggio

9/16/2019
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Image: An oilfield on fire (1991, Kuwait). Public domain; by Jonas Jordan, United States Army Corps of Engineers. . Unconfirmed KIA Hamza Bin Laden of al Qaeda. @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDD The war attack on eastern Saudi oil. Hamza bin Laden dead? If so, where and when, and what was his operational portfolio? Found a cache of Taliban’s weapons; al Qaeda and Taliban are knitted together in Afghanistan. Obama Administation claimed that “al Qaeda is a shell of its former self” [not...

Duration:00:13:57

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...

Duration:00:14:00

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