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Friday 8 March 2013

  Photo: Erden Eruç is a Turkish adventurer attempting a human-powered circumnavigation which is to include summitting the tallest mountains on six continents.[1]mEruç departed Seattle, WA and rode his bicycle to California. He departed California July 11, 2007 bound for Mooloolaba, Australia in a...

Thursday 7 March 2013

  Photo, above:  Satmar family in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Co-hosts: Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents, and Ed Hayes, defense attorney par excellence Hour One Thursday  7 March 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal editorial board, in Sydney...

Wednesday 6 March 2013

  Photo, above:  Sigiriya - The Rock Fortress, also known as the Lion’s Rock, is a massive stone and an ancient rock fortress. The palace ruins sites on the top of this massive rock, in the central Matale District of Sri Lanka, is surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens,...

Tuesday 5 March 2012

  Photo, above:  A walkway on the island of Lamu, Kenya. Cast into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Kenya, the island and town of Lamu are heir to a distinctive tradition over a thousand years old.  The Swahili culture and style of Lamu are a mix of East African, Omani, Yemeni, Indian, and some...

Monday 4 March 2013

  Poster, above: said to be the "Answer to questions about the Sultanate of Sulu Darul Islam."   See: Monday  4 March 2013 / Hour 3, Block A, Michael Auslin, on Sulu. JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Monday  4 March 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Bill Roggio, Long War Journal and FDD, in re: Jihadi opera....

Sunday 3 March 2013

Photo, above:The US government is seeking fines of almost $18bn (£11.8bn) from BP over the Gulf of Mexico disaster Photo: Rex Features JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Sunday  6 Jan 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right by Thomas...

Saturday 2 March 2013

  Photo, above: Soviet POWS in an improvised camp, 1941. JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One USSR, An SS Obersturmfuehrer. Saturday  2 March 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich by Christopher B. Krebs; 1 of 4 Harvard classics...

Friday 1 March 2013

Photo, above:  Five NGOs have filed a complaint against Glencore International and First Quantum Zambian subsidiary Mopani for massive tax evasion and fiscal fraud. See Friday  1 March 2013 / Hour 3, Block A:  Louis Chambronneau, Reuters: Glencore bartered with firm linked to Iran nuclear program...

Thursday 28 February 2013

Photo, above:  Temple at Karnak: major fire?  The country is broke – has three months' worth of hard currency left, then the abyss – and the police, security forces and townspeople are robbing graves and irreplaceable historic sites to bring in money. JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Co-hosts: Edward Hayes,...

Wednesday 27 February 2013

Photo, above: See Below: Gardiner Harris, NYT in New Delhi, in re: Children Toil in India’s Mines, Despite Legal Ban  Poverty, corruption and decrepit schools drive pervasive work by children in India, a problem illustrated by “rathole” mines in the east.  I lived in Louisville, Kentucky, visited...

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