The John Batchelor Show

Friday 28 August 2020

Air Date: 
August 28, 2020

Hour One
Friday 28 August  2020 / Hour 1, Block A: Dan Henninger, WSJ editorial board and Wonder Land column; in re:
Friday 28 August  2020 / Hour 1, Block B: Jeff Bliss, #PacificWatch:, Pacific Watch , in re: Wildfire fighting with 36-pack of Bud Lite and cowboy volunteer  bulldozers in Napa Valley.. @JCBliss
Friday 28 August  2020 / Hour 1, Block C: Gene Marks, @genemarks   #SmallBusinessAmerica, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Guardian, et al., in re:  The recovery is under way—suggestions for Black-owned businesses.
Durable Goods orders up 11.2 percent
Personal Income increased 0.4% in July, Spending increased 1.9%, Core PCE increased 0.3%
23 States To Add $300 To Weekly Jobless Benefit Checks
Surviving as a Black business owner isn’t easy, but there are resources to help
Should your small business take advantage of the payroll tax deferral? Accountants are unenthused.
Friday 28 August  2020 / Hour 1, Block D: Gene Marks, @genemarks   #SmallBusinessAmerica, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Guardian, et al., in re:  The pool man and lavender farms are doing very well and other summertime pandemic surprises, @GeneMarks @Guardian
Hour Two
Friday 28 August  2020 / Hour 2, Block A:  Devin Nunes, @DevinNunes, CA-22, in re: Lee Smith’s new book, Permanent Coup. (First book was Plot against the President.)     Same characters, deep-state bureaucrats, media, political personalities, as in the previous tale, the Russia hoax.  . . .  John Brennan: very smart, had to have known that this was going on. Adam Schiff doxed me and some of my staff.  He was the guy who destroyed the House Intell Committee, turned it into the House Impeachment Committee.  They’ve now created a monster they can't control. Media  have ben spewing out poison, push it out through the social media company; caused their base to embrace Antifa, BLM, Marxism, tearing down statues—including George Washington, Father Junipero Serra. Their sole interest is power, by any means. 
Friday 28 August  2020 / Hour 2, Block B:  Devin Nunes, @DevinNunes , CA-22, in res:  At the president’s acceptance speech, reminding what his Administration has accomplished despite an unprecedented level of attacks. Changed trade agreements,  rewrote NAFTA, took on China, criminal justice reform, addressed Black voters: we’re the party of Lincoln, and although the Democrats depend on you, you don’t have  to go long with violence, looting; can try something different.   “They spied on my campaign and they got caught.” We’re al waiting to see if the Justice  Dept is going to bing the [culpable] to account.  Even the Supreme Court has been under attack and is swayed.  Over all, a total mess and an embarrassment,
Friday 28 August  2020 / Hour 2, Block C:  Chris Riegel, @Scala, @STRATACACHE,, in re:  TikTok and its suitors.  It’s intersection of exhibitionism and narcissism al in one app. Walmart sees access to a younger crowd, having a not-stellar history in that.  Grinder was a gay dating app with abt 20 million in the US; US Committee on Foreign Investment forced the sale of it to a US company as Chinese PLA was gathering data.   India banned all Chinese apps because of information security.  Apps can be used to track people; foreign govts interested.   Today, this is a rear-guard action. 
Friday 28 August  2020 / Hour 2, Block D: Dana  Wheeler, Plymouth Rock Technologies CEO, in re: Drones—surveillance, safety.  The X1;  and a reseller:  TCG, Dave McCarthy, interested in reselling our drones to police, first responders, and for his own telecommunications company to inspect towers, cables, radios.  The X! is a full-scale UAV that can hover for a long time., is mobile, folds up to sit on a table.  Our sensor and radar expertise. Working in the UK with the National Health Service to send needed medical materials more swiftly than other modes can.  NYPD much interested.   We’re making all of everything in the US, with no Chinese parts.    . . .  XV: VSTOL abilities.
Hour Three
Friday 28 August  2020 / Hour 3, Block A: Michael E Vlahos, @JHUWorldCrisis, Johns Hopkins, in re:  The Manichaean Heresy fro 3d to 7th Century AD: God is not all-powerful, represents good; the Devil represents evil; humans were caught up in the parrying back and forth.  The world is made up of two forces, one light one dark.  Joe Biden’s acceptance speech [echoed] this.  Mani’s preaching spanned from Asia to Turkey. Manichaean churches were directly in contest with Christian churches.  Fred has more confidence, feels more secure, in their beliefs as rooted in traditional religion.  Their vector is restoration of a golden age in the past.  Blue is full of fire, a sense of desperate urgency, seeing this as the last chance to purge the country of evil and sin, to rebirth the American nation, not to restore but start with a blank or clean slate from which to build a brave new world; depends on a full panoply of bold, change, a transformative agenda.  Almost pins its authority on the threat of darkness. They believe that Donald Trump and his [crew] are the darkness, the princes of darkness; that this struggle will decide the future of humanity, of all that is good.  Kamala Harris said last night: These protests can't end till all perfection is achieved.   Calls violence “peaceful protests.”
Friday 28 August  2020 / Hour 3, Block B:  Michael E Vlahos, @JHUWorldCrisis, Johns Hopkins, in re: Gaius and Germanicus.  Church of Woke. Rumbling in Roman empire; will later be Manichaean rumblings.  Here in the Twenty-first Century: Blue intends to wipe out the Fed.  Kamikaze loaded the last planes with dynamite and flew in to American ships.  Are Americans admiring a similar apparent behavior among Blue?  Initially, somewhat; but the narcissism and inescapable violence done by mostly white mobs, vicious and unconstrained . .  . Problem with the actual Democratic establishment is that it’s been abducted by the (real) left; is at the mercy of a different ideology, have lost control, as in Ben Hur, of the race horses, hurtling God knows where.  Can't shut it down.  Civil war?
Friday 28 August  2020 / Hour 3, Block C:  Sadanand Dhume, WSJ, in re:  in re: Tamils, esp Tamil Brahmins, two million worldwide, of whom 100,ooo outside of India; US contingent have done well—four Nobelists; the CEO of Alphabet; the former CEO of Pepsi; celebrity chef, and others. Were concentrated in one place, Tamil Nadu, being about 2% of the population there; were rooted to their hereditary priesthood, had lived there for thousands of years.  Division in the community, feeling of reverse discrimination.  Strong emphasis ion education.  Whole family involved in the child’s education.  Karnatic music [karn-NA-taka]. Sen Kamala Harris’s mother won a presidential reward for her excellent Karnatic singing. 
Friday 28 August  2020 / Hour 3, Block D:  Francis Rose, @FRoseDC,  Host of @GovMattersTV @ ABC7News & WJLA 24/7 News. Washington D.C., in re:  Brian Howes*, CNO;  US aircraft carriers.  Now, Navy is thinking small: Need a viable path to a 355-ship fleet, which we didn’t have recently.  SecDef Esper has said to go back to the drawing board in fleet design. We have ten operational carrier groups; expect many smaller ships, manned but eventually unmanned. Littoral combat ship: we have only a dozen; should have far above that number.  Lisa Burro Russo {?}: ran an exercise to see the end of the world, anticipated potential wrinkles.  Whatever conflict happens next may involve civilian sphere, not limited to kinetic but will involve cyber—power grid, food and water supply chains.  Emerged confident that they had a handle on most of the [matters].  Christian Bernard, DHS, Ofc of the Inspector-General: govt deals with outdated software; appropriations on a year-to-year basis, but work can't be finished in one year.
* Brian Howes is the Director, Special Programs Division (N9SP) assigned to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) on the staff of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems (OPNAV N9)
Hour Four
Friday 28 August  2020 / Hour 4, Block A:  Henry Miller, MD, Pacific Research Institute, in re: Superspreading and viral load. 
Friday 28 August  2020 / Hour 4, Block B:  Henry Miller, MD, Pacific Research Institute, in re: Therapeutics, not a vaccine.
Friday 28 August  2020 / Hour 4, Block C: Robert Zimmerman,, in re: Globalism, Outer Space Treaty: no nation may establish its legal framework on any [territory]in outer space—but Artemis Accords: Anyone who wants to partner with the US in this exploration must allow each country to have its laws apply to its facilities and area.   So China and pals said to build a new treaty to control property right in space, saying all must be [under the decisions] of a huge bloc, incl China, Russia and non-spacefaring nations.  A battle line being drawn about the future of space. Guarantees lots of conflict.  Expect; a black market in asteroid mining; vide the economies of China, Russia, the like.  / Star Liner.  / Branson / Skylab. 
Friday 28 August  2020 / Hour 4, Block D:   Robert Zimmerman,, in re:  Osiris Rex.  Hubble.  Andromeda.   Quasars & binary quasars.