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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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#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

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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...

Duration:00:09:17

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

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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

Tales of the New Cold War: Democrats might be unaware of the New Cold War. Stephen F. Cohen @NYU @Princeton eastwestaccord.com.

10/16/2019
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Photo: Urho Kekkonen on his 60th birthday. Nikita Khrushchev to his right.Suomi: Urho Kekkosen täyttäessä 60 vuotta Nikita Hruštšev (kesk.) halusi tulla onnittelemaan ystäväänsä Suomeen. Jatkot Tamminiemessä kestivät aamuviiteen. Date | Taken on 3 September 1960 Source | HeSa (http://www.hs.fi/kirjat/artikkeli/Presidentinp%C3%B6yd%C3%A4ss%C3%A4olipettuavaaneiKirja+Urho+Kekkosenkulinaarisesta+taipaleesta+on+samalla+retki+Suomenkulttuurihistoriaan/HS20050922SI1KU0103o) Author | Helsingin...

Duration:00:21:20

ISIS prospers as US hastily leaves with no dividend. Patrick Tucker @DefTechPat @DefenseOne

10/15/2019
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Image: Da-ish flag. İslam Devleti bayrağı ile bir örgüt üyesi. Public domain. . Patrick Tucker, DefenseOne technology editor, says it’s not clear where the [maybe one thousand] US troops pulled out of Syria will go, although about a thousand US troops will soon be sent to Saudi. It’s the Kurds in Rojava who most substantially contributed to the defeat of ISIS. The bug-out is considered a betrayal. Further, the US loses a lot of intelligence sources; US has not spoken extensively with ISIS...

Duration:00:10:21

Russian troops now border US-stationed nukes. US vacates; leaves Kurds to survive under heavy fire. Josh Rogin. @joshrogin @WashingtonPost

10/15/2019
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Image: Repatriation of the body of Oleg Peshkov, the pilot of the Russian Su-24 that was shot down by Turkey; at Chkalovsky Airport in Russia, 30 November 2015. Самолёт военно-транспортной авиации Минобороны России доставил из Анкары на военный аэродром Чкаловский тело Героя России Олега Пешкова. Permissions*: see below. . https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/10/15/trump-is-condemning-millions-syrians-assad-irans-cruelty/ Josh Rogin, Washington Post, clarifies the situation around...

Duration:00:09:45

The Full-Length Conversation: An Officer and a Spy: A Novel, by Robert Harris (Author); David Rintoul (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)

10/15/2019
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Photo: Paris-Berlin 1901 - contrôle d'Aix-la-Chapelle - Le Sport universel illustré du 6 juillet 1901, p.436 Date | 3 April 2016 Source | Le Sport universel illustré du 6 juillet 1901 Author | Le Sport universel illustré | This work is in the public domain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/public_domain) in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries%27_copyright_length) is the author's life plus 70 years or...

Duration:00:39:37

The relentless selling of expensive, underperforming and cultish Organic Food. @HenryIMiller henrymillermd.org @PacificResearch

10/15/2019
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Photo: Unknown or not provided Record creator | Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers. St. Louis District. (09/18/1947 - 06/14/1979) Title | Flooded farmland Date | 1927 Collection | National Archives and Records Administration (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:National_Archives_and_Records_Administration) NARA's Central Plains Region (Kansas City) (NREA), 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO, 64108. Record ID | | This media is available in the...

Duration:00:10:11

Trump-Schiff-Biden Expert Electioneering Mud-Slinging for 2020. @DavidMDrucker @ThadMcCotter.

10/15/2019
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Photo: English: Moving a house with a team of horses through the mud down Front St., Nome, Alaska, August 27, 1900. Description | English: Caption on image: "Moving a house through Front St., Nome. Aug 27" Original image in Hegg Album 38, page 9.Subjects (LCTGM): Streets--Alaska--Nome; Boston Cafe (Nome, Alaska); Restaurants--Alaska--Nome; Horses--Alaska--Nome; Carts & wagons--Alaska--Nome; Advertising--Alaska--Nome; Mud--Alaska--NomeSubjects (LCSH): Moving of buildings, bridges,...

Duration:00:10:44

Is Hong Kong Carrie Lam afraid of Hong Kong? @Crosett @IWF

10/15/2019
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Photo: 1 July 2008 Source | Own work Author | | Iflwlou (https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Iflwlou) 拍攝 I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following licenses: | Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:GNU_Free_Documentation_License) , Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation...

Duration:00:09:18