Wednesday 28 November 2012

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Painting, above: Total solar eclipse. As seen from the once upon a time fortress of the Imperial Japanese Navy, Rabaul, Northwest of the Coral Sea, a volcanic harbor of much consequence in WWII, 10:30 PM segment.

JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW

Co-hosts:  Gordon Chang, David Livingston.

Wednesday 905P Eastern Time:  Mike Davis, Hong Kong, in re: "National education" is code for "patriotic [Communist] education."    Hong Kongnese no longer identify themselves so much as Chinese as being from Hong Kong; 13% identify as Mainland people

Wednesday 920P Eastern Time:  Toshi Yoshihara, Naval War College and author,  , Chinese princelings are goons. The J-15 fighter-bomber takes off from Chinese aircraft carrier (left). Chinese claim that it's an indigenously-developed plane is dicey, since it relies heavily on foreign technology. China wll be able to field a strike group another two years. Needs a picket of major warships, a series of refueling ships and perhaps a nuke attack sub to serve as a screen.  Putting together a naval aviation air wing  -a whole generation of fighters – will require time and human capital to perform day in and day out and land on the carrier almost perfectly every time.  Antiship ballistic missile, even more lethal and dangerous technology. Sigint for what we do not see. As China steal s US IP and dvps cyberweapons.   Using espionage to reach leading edge tech; will they be able to build the needed software?  Look at major powers as they first laid down the keel of a new ship until they had the latest version, usu abt 15 years. China has reached a cusp. We need to take Japan's warnings abt China very seriously. Washington is beginning to take notice.

Wednesday 935P Eastern Time: Hotel Mars, Episode n.  David M. Livingston, The Space Show, and Clara Moskowitz, Life Science, and space.com, and Fox News, in re: James Bond, 007.   NASA may have consulted to those films – it’s way beyond the creativity of NASA.  Moonraker, written in 1955, is abt proliferation technology.  Clara Moskowitz writes of Bond and space exploration.

Wednesday 950P Eastern Time: Fouad Ajami, Hoover, in re: Morsi goes to the dark side; Syria descends to Medieval ragged society; Jordan fails as a monarchy. Four million Syrians are in internal exile; much of the population is living in destroyed buildings, in Medieval structures.  Abdullah II of Jordan and his queen Raina are detested by many Jordanians.  Umma Dunya, the Mothr of the World.

Wednesday 1005P (705P Pacific Time): Charles Burton, professor of political science at Brock University, in re:

Wednesday 1020P (720P Pacific Time): John Lee, professor at the University of Sydney and author of Will China Fail?, in re: GC: US "engagement" with tyrants: same as 1930s appeasement of the Third Reich.  JL: Those who say that China needs to be appeased hold that tomorrow China cd cancel all its commodities orders. In fact, it buys them because it has to. GC:  The form of govt matters!  JL: The Gillard govt takes a fairly traditional view - more pro-US – but it's Labour, and advocates a soft touch with China. Be careful not to fail to gain a fiend in China while also losing a friend in the US.  We've always has a superpower guarantor of our security and I'm afraid we've sometimes been a bit smug.

 

Before the Battle of the Coral Sea, May, 1942: The Yorktown (right) and Neosho (center) from the rear of a U.S. torpedo bomber (TBD) that's just taken off.  This was just before the Battle of the Coral Sea.  The small ship on the horizon to the right of the plane's tail fin is the destroyer U.S.S. Sims. 

Wednesday 1035P (735P Pacific Time): Tom Jones, author and astronaut, in re: visit to the Coral Sea and Rabaul for a full eclipse of the sun; visit to the remains of the Japanese Imperial Navy fortress 70 years later.

Wednesday 1050P (750P Pacific Time): Joseph Sternberg, WSJ Asia editorial board, in re: Bangladesh burning – the factory fire in Dhaka sprang from a particular political economy.

Wednesday 1105P (805P Pacific Time): Brian Stelter, NYT, in re: Jeff Zucker to CNN to play the “What’s wrong with CNN?” game. A Struggling CNN Worldwide Is Said to Be Drawn to Jeffrey Zucker

Wednesday 1120P (820P Pacific Time): Bret Stephens, WSJ, in re: Morsi goes to the dark side; the Moslem Brothers show their dark hands.

Wednesday 1135P (835P Pacific Time): Amped: A Novel by Daniel H. Wilson.

Wednesday 1150P (850P Pacific Time): Salil Tripathi, Quartz, in re: The challenge of Burma and the persecution of the Rohingya. "In the new Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi is a politician who must choose sides carefully."

Wednesday/Thurs 1205A (905 Pacific Time): Mike Davis, Hong Kong, in re: "National education" is code for "patriotic [Communist] education."    Hong Kongnese no longer identify themselves so much as Chinese as being from Hong Kong; 13% identify as Mainland peopl

Wednesday/Thurs  1220A (920 Pacific Time): Toshi Yoshihara, Naval War College and author,  , Chinese princelings are goons. The J-15 fighter-bomber takes off from Chinese aircraft carrier. Chinese claim that it's an indigenously-developed plane is dicey, since it relies heavily on foreign technology. China wll be able to field a strike group another two years. Needs a picket of major warships, a series of refueling ships and perhaps a nuke attack sub to serve as a screen.  Putting together a naval aviation air wing  -a whole generation of fighters – will require time and human capital to perform day in and day out and land on the carrier almost perfectly every time.  Antiship ballistic missile, even more lethal and dangerous technology. Sigint for what we do not see. As China steal s US IP and dvps cyberweapons.   Using espionage to reach leading edge tech; will they be able to build the needed software?  Look at major powers as they first laid down the keel of a new ship until they had the latest version, usu abt 15 years. China has reached a cusp. We need to take Japan's warnings abt China very seriously. Washington is beginning to take notice.

Wednesday/Thurs  1235A (935P Pacific Time): Hotel Mars, Episode n.  David M. Livingston, The Space Show, and Clara Moskowitz, Life Science, and space.com, and Fox News, in re: James Bond, 007.   NASA may have consulted to those films – it’s way beyond the creativity of NASA.  Moonraker, written in 1955, is abt proliferation technology.  Clara Moskowitz writes of Bond and space exploration.

Wednesday/Thurs  1250A  (950P Pacific Time): Exeunt. Brian Chen, NYT, in re: Apple fires its Maps manager.

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Music (using New York City broadcast times)  

9:00 hour:    Tomorrow Never Dies, Girl with Dragon Tattoo, James Bond Theme; Babylon A.D.; Call of Duty Black Ops

10:00 hour:  Girl with Dragon Tattoo; Expendables.

11:00 hour:    Night and Day; 

midnight hour: