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February 19, 2016

Photo, left:  IRS loses its mind. Randy Sowers, a dairy farmer in Maryland, is trying to get back the full $63,000 that he says was wrongly seized by the IRS four years ago. The feds pretended that bank deposits by a small dairy looked suspiciously like secretive accumulations of a global...

February 18, 2016

Photo, left: A cluster bomb ejects explosive bomblets that are designed to kill personnel and destroy vehicles. Other cluster munitions are designed to destroy runways or electric power transmission lines, disperse chemical or biological weapons, or to scatter land mines.  Massive exterminations in...

February 17, 2016

Photo, left:  The HQ-9 (Chinese: 红旗;旗; "red flag" or "red banner") is China’s new generation medium- to long-range, active radar homing surface-to-air missile. Unlike the PESA radars of the US MIM-104 Patriot/Russian S-300/S-400 systems, the HQ-9 uses a state-of-the-art AESA radar. The naval HQ-9...

February 16, 2016

Photo, left: In far northwestern Russia is an ancient land named Karelia.  Therein is Lake Onega, along which are constructed many wooden churches from the Seventeenth Century and later, all from wood and all with elegant joinery so that not one nail is used. The Church of the Transfiguration (q.v...

February 15, 2016

Painting, left:  The Washington Family by Edward Savage (1789-96). Savage painted this near-life-size group portrait from sketches he made at the Osgood House in December 1789 and January 1790.The Samuel Osgood House (demolished), also known as the Walter Franklin House, was a mansion at the...

February 13, 2016

Photo, left:  The Battle of Alexander at Issus (German: Alexanderschlacht) is a 1529 oil painting by the German artist Albrecht Altdorfer (c. 1480–1538), a pioneer of landscape art and a founding member of the Danube school. It portrays the 333 BC Battle of Issus, in which Alexander the Great...

February 12, 2016

Photo, left:   JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW  Hour OneFriday  12 February 2016 / Hour 1, Block A: Jim McTague, Barron’s, in re:  Stocks Rise as Oil Prices, Banks Rally The rally in recently battered commodities and banking shares lifted U.S. and European stocks on Friday, even as Japan’s main index fell to...

February 11, 2016

Photo, left:   JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW  Hour OneThursday  11 February 2016 / Hour 1, Block A: Mona Charen, NRO, in re: . . . this president has unilaterally changed legislation in a number of matters; also tried to rewrite EPA envtl legislation (just stopped by Supreme Court)  and immigration...

February 10, 2016

Photo, left:  A Self-Defense Forces PAC-3 Patriot missile battery stands at the Defense Ministry in downtown Tokyo.The Japanese army has set up missile interceptors in Tokyo to protect the capital, amid ongoing speculation that next-door North Korea may conduct a long-range missile launch. The...

February 09, 2016

Photo, left:  JOHN BATCHELOR SHOWCo-hosts: Larry Kudlow, CNBC senior advisor; & Cumulus Media radio; Rita Cosby, WABC Radio political director  Hour OneTuesday  9 February 2016   / Hour 1, Block A:  Stephen Moore, Heritage, in re: 50% of GOP voters in NH said they felt "betrayed by politicians...

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