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Sunday 18 August 2013

    Photo, above: Will Change Come Fast Enough for Mississippi River Floodplain Policy? Jun 12th, 2013 flooding on the Mississippi River. This spring a 45-foot swing in water levels took the Mississippi River from near-dry in places, to near-historic crests in just a few months.  Two years ago,...

Saturday 17 August 2013

Photo, above:  Blitzkrieg. A symbol of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, emerges from the flames during one of the most devastating raids on 29 December 1940. JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Saturday 17 August 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Cry Havoc: How the Arms Race Drove the World to War, 1931-1941 by...

Friday 16 August 2013

    Photo, above: Women sell food in front of a poster for presidential candidate Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in Bamako, July 16, 2013. The poster reads, "For the happiness of Mali." See: Hour 2, Block B,  Adam Nossiter, NYT, in re: In Mali’s Election, Dashes of Optimism and Realism JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW...

Thursday 15 August 2013

Photo: member of an Iranian navy special forces group known as Takavaran wearing a uniform similar to that worn by the US military and holding an Israeli-made Uzi submachine gun stands guard at the Iranian Corvette Admiral Naghdi as it docks in the Red Sea Sudanese town of Port Sudan. The visit of...

Wednesday 14 August 2013

  Photo, above: On Aug. 9, the Japanese Ministry of Defense held a naming ceremony for the Izumo, the latest ship to join the Maritime Self-Defense Forces. Officially a “helicopter carrier-type escort/destroyer,” Izumo was built at the Japan Marine United shipyards at Yokohama. Although publicly...

Tuesday 13 August 2013

  Picture, above: ET3, or Evacuated Tube Transport Technology.  Last year at an event in Los Angeles, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed he'd come up with the idea for an entirely new form of transportation. He called it the Hyperloop, and here's how he described it: . . . How would you like something...

Monday 12 August 2013

Photo, above:  Annual Perseid meteor shower in aurora. JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Monday  12 August  2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Thomas Joscelyn, Long War Journal senior editor, and Bill Roggio, Long War Journal and FDD, in re: the al Qaeda conference call, as reported on the Daily Beast.  We...

Sunday 11 August 2013

Photo, above:  His Holines the Fourteenth Dalai Lama at a teaching.   Background: tankas, sacred scrolls in the Tibetan/Vajrayana Buddhist tradition.   JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Photo below: a parliament of owls. Sunday 11 August 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Natalie Angier, in re: owls. (1 of 2) ...

Saturday 10 August 2013

  Photo, above: in Yemen, Sanaa houses at dusk (artist's view) JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Saturday 10 August 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Legitimate Target: A Criteria-Based Approach to Targeted Killing (Terrorism and Global Justice) by Amos Guiora (1 of 4) Photo, below: traditional houses in Sanaa,...

Friday 9 August 2013

Photo, above:  On forty-foot tall posters across Egypt: "Bye-bye, America!”  "وداعا وداعا وأمريكا!"   JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Friday 9 August 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Michael Auslin, AEI, in re:In a few days, the U.S. State Department undoubtedly will reopen all of the 22 U.S. embassies and...

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