Friday 21 November 2014
Photo, above: John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth president of the United States, was assassinated on November 22, 1963, at 12:30 Central Standard Time in Dealey Square in Dallas, Texas.
JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW
Friday 21 November 2014 / Hour 1, Block A: Liz Peek, The Fiscal Times & Fox, in re:
There he goes again. President Obama has once more decided to rewrite our laws, all by himself.
As expected, Mr. Obama announced his intention Thursday night to unilaterally change how we enforce our immigration laws. In choosing to sidestep Congress, Mr. Obama is setting a dangerous precedent. The country understands that. In a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 48% of the nation disapproves of the president’s approach, while only 38% favor the move. President Obama doesn’t care.
The reasons for acting alone are as bogus as they are cynical. There is no emergency here. In fact, there are people who the president should be allowing to vault our immigration barriers – for instance, those in Iraq and Afghanistan who aided our troops, acting as interpreters or guides, who are being hunted down and murdered by ISIS and others who hate America. These people are trapped in the immigration queue, and are paying for our creaky processes with their lives.
Why isn’t President Obama helping them? Mr. Obama is not responding to an emergency in the Hispanic community. He’s responding to an emergency at the voting booth – for Democrats. Polling shows that Hispanic support for Democrats is slipping, and was a factor in the midterm GOP landslide. (In Georgia, for instance, David Perdue won an unexpected 42% of the Hispanic vote, helping him to trounce Michelle Nunn.) Mr. Obama is hoping that his announced move to grant almost 5 million people temporary protection from deportation will reclaim Hispanic allegiance, much as his mini-Dream Act – the DACA – did in 2012.
Friday 21 November 2014 / Hour 1, Block B: Harry Siegel, New York Daily News, in re: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/22/nyregion/new-york-police-officer-fatally-shoots-brooklyn-man.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0
Friday 21 November 2014 / Hour 1, Block C: Seb Gorka, Marine Corps University & Breitbart, in re: Al Qaeda in Yemen rebukes ISIS Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen -- al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- strongly rebuked ISIS in . . .
Friday 21 November 2014 / Hour 1, Block D: Ronda Kaysen, in re: Affordable Housing in New York City Sparks Debate
Friday 21 November 2014 / Hour 2, Block A: Michael Vlahos, Naval War College, in re: Russian navy ships steam off after G20 in Australia - Channel News Asia
Four Russian navy ships, which were detected in international waters off Australia's northern ...
3rd New Nuclear Missile Submarine Set to Join Russian Navy - The Moscow Times - Amid a buildup of Moscow's naval power, the Russian Navy is set to commission its third brand new Borei class nuclear missile submarine, the K-551 Vladimir Monomakh, a senior Defense Ministry source was quoted as saying by the TASS news agency on Friday. The Navy's flag will be raised over the boat on Dec. 19, marking its official induction into the fleet four months after completing sea trials, the source said, although the boat will be signed over to the Navy on December 10.
The Borei-class submarines are Russia's next-generation "boomers" — large submarines packed with nuclear tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that lurk in the safety of the ocean depths, ensuring that Russia will always have a reserve of missiles to fire at its enemies if its land-based strategic nuclear forces are obliterated. However, in this role, the Borei's have struggled to make the mark. Delays in the development of the Bulava-type ICBMs that the new boats were designed to carry have prevented . . .
Friday 21 November 2014 / Hour 2, Block B: Michael Vlahos, Naval War College, in re: Chinese naval base for Walvis Bay, The Namibian - DISCUSSIONS are under way at the 'highest levels' regarding plans by the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy to build a base at Walvis . . . | China and Tanzania conclude historic naval exercise DefenceWeb
Friday 21 November 2014 / Hour 2, Block C: Raymond Bnner, NYT, in re: RETRO REPORT - the latest Retro Report video documentary looks back at the murder of four American nuns by a US-funded military junta in El Salvador. On Dec. 2, 1980, Salvadoran national guardsmen — five of whom were eventually found guilty — murdered four American churchwomen who worked in that country with the poor. The documentary explores how the U.S. government, which funded the military . . .
Friday 21 November 2014 / Hour 2, Block D: Gregory Copley, StrategicStudies director; GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs; & author, UnCivilization, in re: Boko Haram kills dozens in 'despicable' Nigeria attack Boko Haram has taken control of a series of towns and villages in north-eastern Nigeria in . . .
Friday 21 November 2014 / Hour 3, Block A: Max Holland, in re: The Truth Behind JFK's Assassination . . . 22 murder of his predecessor, John F. Kennedy, on a downtown Dallas street in broad daylight. Reduced . . . (1 of 4)
Friday 21 November 2014 / Hour 3, Block B: Max Holland, in re: The Truth Behind JFK's Assassination . . . 22 murder of his predecessor, John F. Kennedy, on a downtown Dallas street in broad daylight. Reduced . . . (2 of 4)
Friday 21 November 2014 / Hour 3, Block C: Max Holland, in re: The Truth Behind JFK's Assassination . . . 22 murder of his predecessor, John F. Kennedy, on a downtown Dallas street in broad daylight. Reduced . . . (3 of 4)
Friday 21 November 2014 / Hour 3, Block D: Max Holland, in re: The Truth Behind JFK's Assassination . . . 22 murder of his predecessor, John F. Kennedy, on a downtown Dallas street in broad daylight. Reduced . . . (4 of 4)
Friday 21 November 2014 / Hour 4, Block C: Sohrab Ahmaru, WSJ, in re: Finding Our Place in the Stars The physicist who kept the ‘Interstellar’ science sharp talks about black holes, space travel and his optimistic vision of human possibility. The European Space Agency marked an astonishing milestone Wednesday, when its Rosetta spacecraft became the first to land a probe on a comet, some 300 million miles from Earth, orbiting the sun. Yet the quest to explore the heavens has also suffered a pair of recent setbacks. On Oct. 28, a cargo rocket carrying supplies for the international space station exploded seconds after launch. Three days later, a Virgin Galactic spaceflight test vehicle broke apart in midair, killing a copilot.
Friday 21 November 2014 / Hour 4, Block D: Conor Dougherty, NYT, in re: POWER UP In Pro Gaming, He’s No. 1 With a Bullet Matt Haag, “Nadeshot” to the legions of fans who watch him play video games, has attracted the energy drink Red Bull as a sponsor. Among the perks: a dietician, housing and a yoga coach.