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Monday 10 March 2014

Photo, above: Omar Shishani (center) has urged Muslims to support the jihad against the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad. Tarkhan Batirashvili (anomalously, is a Georgian: თარხან ბათირაშვილი, born in 1986, associated with Chechens) (Arabic: أبو عمر الشيشاني‎), commonly known as Abu Omar al-...

Sunday 9 March 2014

Photo, above:  Then-Defense Secretary Robt Gates at a lecture in 2009.  "[T]he guy who lectured over the last two days, at the Army and Naval War Colleges didn’t sound much like a peacenik. The Defense Secretary is trying to cut a wide swath of weapons programs, true. But the money from those...

Saturday 8 March 2014

Engraving, above: "The Prince Regent," George Cruikshank, 1816.  George Augustus Frederick was appointed Prince Regent to his father King George III on February 5th, 1811. He was a heavy drinker and a compulsive gambler. JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Saturday  8 March   2014 / Hour 1, Block A:...

Friday 7 March 2014

Photo, above: The Passenger Pigeon or Wild Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) is an extinct North American bird. The species lived in enormous migratory flocks until the early 20th century, when hunting and habitat destruction led to its demise. One flock in 1866 in southern Ontario was described as...

Thursday 6 March 2014

Photo, above: Danny Lewin with Akamai co-founder Tom Leighton in 1999. Just before 8 AM. on Sept. 11, 2001, American Airlines Flight 11 took off from Boston’s Logan Airport. Bound nonstop for Los Angeles, the flight was just one of more than 40,000 scheduled to crisscross the country that day. The...

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Above: The Vostochny Cosmodrome (Russian: Космодром Восточный Kosmodrom Vostochny "Eastern Spaceport") is a planned Russian spaceport, to be located at 51 degrees north in the Amur Oblast, in the Russian Far East and Outer Manchuria. It is intended to reduce Russia's dependency on the Baikonur...

Tuesday 4 March 2014

Map, above: Mexican drug cartels operating in the United States.  The U.S. and Mexican Narcos Are Smoking the Peace Pipe -- or so purports a cache of leaked emails from the private U.S. security firm Stratfor. The correspondences cite a Mexican diplomat who claims that not only is the U.S....

Monday 3 March 2014

Photo, above: Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C), Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (L) and head of the Russian army's main department of combat preparation Ivan Buvaltsev watch military exercises at the Kirillovsky firing ground in the Leningrad region, March 3, 2014. JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Co-host...

Sunday 2 March 2014

Photo, above: Sites where typical Neanderthal fossils have been found JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Sunday 2 March  2014 / Hour 1, Block A: Andrew Lawler, in re: Mesopotamian cities Sunday 2 March  2014 / Hour 1, Block B: Sid Perkins, Science magazine, in re: geoengineering. Sunday 2 March  2014 /...

Saturday 1 March 2014

Photo, above: Papua New Guinea, World War II cemetery at Bomana, Port Moresby  (Photo:  B. Ludin, courtesy of Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority) JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Saturday 1 March  2014 / Hour 1, Block A: You Are Not Forgotten: The Story of a Lost World War II Pilot and a...

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