Thursday 01/17/13 Batchelor Fourth Hour

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Hour Four

Thursday  10  Jan 2013 / Hour 4, Block A:  Peter Berkowitz, Hoover, in re: History teaching "Failing History: Colleges Neglect Core U.S. Principles," Real Clear Politics, January 15, 2013http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2013/01/15/failing_history_col...

Thursday  10  Jan 2013 / Hour 4, Block B:  :   Seb Gorka, FDD, in re:  Jihadist on ht Nile: the return of old players.   http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/jihadists-on-the-nile-the-return-of-old-players

Thursday  10  Jan 2013 / Hour 4, Block C:  Robert Zimmerman, behindtheblack.com, in re: space engineering and climate.  A software issue has forced a delay in the robot refueling experiment on ISS.  The European Space Agency and NASA have confirmed that the Europeans will be building the service module for Orion. An expensive Frankenstein in space?

Thursday  10  Jan 2013 / Hour 4, Block D: Robert Zimmerman, behindtheblack.com, in re: gold strike in Australia. Bigelow private space hotel.  New images of a dry riverbed on Mars.  Reull Vallis, the river-like structure in these images, is believed to have formed when running water flowed in the distant Martian past, cutting a steep-sided channel through the Promethei Terra Highlands before running on towards the floor of the vast Hellas basin. This sinuous structure, which stretches for almost [1000 miles] across the Martian landscape, is flanked by numerous tributaries, one of which can be clearly seen cutting in to the main valley towards the upper (north) side.