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Monday 22 October 2012

Lithograph, above: William Henry Harrison, Martin Van Buren, Hugh Lawson White, and Daniel Webster as horses in the 1836 presidential election. Each is ridden by a jockey emblematic of the candidate's background, with "Old Tippecanoe" bearing a rugged frontiersman on his way to victory over Van...

Sunday 21 October 2011

  Photo, above:  North Korea at night. Regular power outages leave the entire country in the dark much of the time (except, of course, the regal compounds of the Kim family and their close minions). JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Sunday  905PM Eastern (605P Pacific): Jeff Green, Bloomberg News, in re:  ...

Saturday 20 October 2012

(Photo: New Delhi, Nov 4 : Five years after Mumbai clamped down on bar dancers, the women still await rehabilitation and many have been forced to join the circus or become sex workers, says San Francisco-based writer Sonia Faleiro whose latest book casts a candid look at their lives now. "Unlike...

Friday 19 October 2012

Photo, above:  Fidel CASTRO is seen here talking to journalists  Hotel Theresa.Cuban President Fidel CASTRO was in New York to attend a General Assembly meeting of the United Nations. On the night of his arrival, he surprised the UN delegates by stamping in late and complaining about the treatment...

Thursday 18 October 2012

  Photo, above: Rio Tinto mine in Austalia. JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Co-hosts: Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal editorial board Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents Thursday 905P Eastern Time: Mona Charen, NRO, and David Drucker, Roll Call, in re: Ignore the Gender Gap - Worry not about the...

Wednesday 17 October 2012

  Photo, above:  The shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai has been denounced worldwide.  Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban while on her way back from school. One bullet was lodged in her head and one near her spine, and it took a lot of effort for the doctors to save her life. After...

Tuesday 16 October 2012

Photo, above: On 28 September 2012, an Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecommunications satellites, Astra-2F and GSAT-10, into their planned geostationary transfer orbits. Liftoff of flight VA209, the 65th Ariane 5 mission, came at...

Monday 15 October 2012

Petra (Greek πέτρα [petra], meaning 'stone'; Al-Batrāʾ in Arabic) is an Arabian historical and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate of Ma'an that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Established possibly as early as 312 BC as the capital city of the...

Sunday 14 October 2011

Antique photo, above: The Mau Mau Uprising (also known as the Mau Mau Revolt, Mau Mau Rebellion and the Kenya Emergency) was a military conflict that took place in Kenya[B] between 1952 and 1960. It involved a Kikuyu-dominated anti-colonial group called Mau Mau and elements of the British Army,...

Saturday 13 October 2011

Photo, above: battle of Vicksburg JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Saturday 905P Eastern Time:  1861: The Civil War Awakening (Vintage) by Adam Goodheart; 1 of 2 Goodheart, a historian and journalist who will be writing a column on the Civil War for the New York Times online, makes sophisticated use of a broad...

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