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Friday 14 March 2014

Photo, above: Maiduguri Monday market.  Maiduguri, also called Yerwa by its locals, is the capital and the largest city of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria. It's popularly called "Home of Peace". The city sits along the seasonal Ngadda River which disappears into the Firki swamps in the areas...

Thursday 13 March 2014

Photo, above: In Fiorello LaGuardia's district; see Edward W Hayes, criminal defense attorney par excellence, on the buildings's collapse, Park and 117th.   Rao's is a southern Italian restaurant founded in 1896 and located at 455 East 114th Street (at Pleasant Avenue) in East Harlem, New York City...

Wednesday 12 March 2014

  Photo, above: GPS-guided parachute cargo containers. See Rick Fisher, senior Fellow, Asian Military Affairs of the International Assessment and Strategy Center, on Second Thomas Shoal "seizure" by PRC. JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Co-hosts: Gordon Chang, Forbes.com; Dr. David M. Livingston, The Space...

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Photo, above, and text from a tourist site: Simferopol [pronounced: seem-fehr-OH-pl], the capital of the Crimean peninsula, is called a “gathering city”, the city of “profit”. People of different nationalities from all over the world meet here and enjoy its peaceful atmosphere. Simferopol is a...

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...

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