The John Batchelor Show

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Dan Y
 Apr 17, 2020
master of story telling, radio journalism at it's finest, this is how it's done

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 Mar 18, 2020
One of the best all-around podcasts out there. It appeals to the seeker in all of us, as it covers, science, history, geopolitics, philosophy...an exhausting list of topics that will always keep you thinking!


 Sep 29, 2019
Best radio show / podcast hands down. Most thoughtful conversation around. Space exploration, geopolitics, literature, history, culture, philosophy... The show has it all.


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 Dec 7, 2018
Thoughtful conversations with authors and policy analysts.

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The John Batchelor Show is a hard news-analysis radio program on current events, world history, global politics and natural sciences. Based in New York City for two decades, the show has travelled widely to report, from the Middle East to the South Caucasus to the Arabian Peninsula and East Asia.

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1530: 2/2. Nuclear weapons and Tehran. Andrea Stricker, @StrickerNonpro, @FDD
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Photo: Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Old Waste Calcining Facility, Scoville, Butte County, Idaho.


2/2. Nuclear weapons and Tehran.  Andrea Stricker, @StrickerNonpro, @FDD
 
Jul 24, 2021
1530: 1/2. Chemical weapons and the Kremlin. Andrea Stricker, @StrickerNonpro, @FDD
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Photo: Japanese used a chemical weapon in Hebei in 1937


1/2. Chemical weapons and the Kremlin.  Andrea Stricker, @StrickerNonpro, @FDD
 
Jul 24, 2021
1529: Gathering Ransomware Summiteers in August. @FRoseDC @WJLA GLXXG
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Gathering Ransomware Summiteers in August. @FRoseDC @WJLA GLXXG

https://govmatters.tv/possible-revolution-underway-for-fighting-ransomware-says-cybersecurity-expert/


Jul 24, 2021
1529: #PacificWatch: Earlier, hotter, bigger: the wildfires of Siberia and Pacific Northwest @JCBliss GLXXG
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CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor
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#PacificWatch: Earlier, hotter, bigger: the wildfires of Siberia and Pacific Northwest @JCBliss GLXXG

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Next-3-days-are-critical-in-battle-against-16334290.php


Jul 24, 2021
1528: 4/4 Révolution Française, by Sophie Pedder. @PedderSophie
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Photo: France: Castle of Combourg.


4/4   La Révolution Française, by Sophie Pedder.  @PedderSophie 
 
 
. . . Contre nous de la tyrannie, L’étendard sanglant est levé 

Jul 23, 2021
1528: 3/4 Révolution Française, by Sophie Pedder. @PedderSophie
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Photo:   Lit de justice held by Louis XIII in the Parliament of Paris the day after the death of Henri IV his father. May 15, 1610
{Lit de justice tenu par Louis XIII au Parlement de Paris le lendemain de la mort de Henri IV son père. 15 mai 1610)

In France under the Ancien Régime, the lit de justice "bed of justice") was a particular formal session of the Parliament of Paris, under the presidency of the king, for the compulsory registration of the royal edicts. It was named thus because the king would sit on a throne, under a baldachin.

3/4   La Révolution Française, by Sophie Pedder.  @PedderSophie 
 
 
. . . Contre nous de la tyrannie, L’étendard sanglant est levé 


Jul 23, 2021
1528: 2/4 Révolution Française, by Sophie Pedder. @PedderSophie
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Photo: Women get the vote.
Auclert - Le vote des femmes, 1908


2/4  La Révolution Française, by Sophie Pedder.  @PedderSophie 
 
 
. . . Contre nous de la tyrannie, L’étendard sanglant est levé 

Jul 23, 2021
1528: 1/4 Révolution Française, by Sophie Pedder. @PedderSophie
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Photo:  Engraving of the National Assembly, c. 4 February 1790

Gravure Assemblée nationale, époque du 4 février 1790 1 - Archives Nationales


1/4  Révolution Française, by Sophie Pedder.  @PedderSophie 
 
 
. . . Contre nous de la tyrannie, L’étendard sanglant est levé 

Jul 23, 2021
1528: Geoengineering for Real. Oliver Morton @TheEconomist
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Photo:  Microbubbles (MBs) are bubbles smaller than one hundredth of a millimetre in diameter, but larger than one micrometre. They have widespread application in industry, life science, and medicine.
             Concerning global warming: "The latest geoengineering scheme involves turning the world's oceans into a giant bubble bath, with hundreds of millions of tiny bubbles pumped into the seas. This would increase the water's reflectivity and bring down ocean temperatures, according to the Harvard University physicist Russell Seitz. As the creative physicist said to the assembled crowd at an international meeting on geoengineering research: 'Since water covers most of the earth, don't dim the sun.  . . .  Brighten the water.' "


Geoengineering for Real.  Oliver Morton @TheEconomist
 
Jul 23, 2021
1528: The Green Shape of Post-Pandemic Cities to Come. ScalaReport: Chris Riegel
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Photo:  The Hawkmen's floating metropolis Sky City depicted in Flash Gordon (1936) [public domain]

The Green Shape of Post-Pandemic Cities to Come.  ScalaReport: Chris Riegel
Jul 23, 2021
1528: The UN no-show in Havana and Port-au-Prince. Cliff May, FDD
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The UN no-show in Havana and Port-au-Prince.  Cliff May, FDD
 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jul/20/problems-with-world-peacekeeping-un-does-it-incomp/

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"Halfway through his first five-year term, U.N. Secretary General António Guterres is becoming defined by his silence on human rights — even as serious rights abuses proliferate."
https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/04/25/why-un-chiefs-silence-human-rights-deeply-troubling#


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Jul 23, 2021
1528: The spat that veils the critical question of virus origin. @JoshRogin @WashingtonPost
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The spat that veils the critical question of virus origin.  @JoshRogin @WashingtonPost
 
Jul 23, 2021
1528: Lunar Crater-Hopping for Water Ice. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com GLXXG
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Photo:  The image shows the distribution of surface ice at the Moon’s south pole (left) and north pole (right), detected by NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument. Blue represents the ice locations, plotted over an image of the lunar surface, where the gray scale corresponds to surface temperature (darker representing colder areas and lighter shades indicating warmer zones). The ice is concentrated at the darkest and coldest locations, in the shadows of craters. This is the first time scientists have directly observed definitive evidence of water ice on the Moon’s surface.   Credits: NASA


Lunar Crater-Hopping for Water Ice.  Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com GLXXG

Jul 23, 2021
1528: NAUKA FIXED! Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com GLXXG
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Photo: A Proton rocket launched a multipurpose laboratory module named Nauka to the International Space Station on Wednesday from Kazakhstan. Photo: NASA. 

NAUKA FIXED! Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com GLXXG
Jul 23, 2021
1528: 2/2 Kiev and Warsaw doubt the US-Germany-Russia deal on Nordstream2. Anatol Lieven, Quincy Institute, @LievenAnatol
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Photo:  A piece of Nord Stream pipe on public display in Kotka, Finland.

2/2  Kiev and Warsaw doubt the US-Germany-Russia deal on Nordstream2. Anatol Lieven, Quincy Institute, @LievenAnatol
 
https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/us-germany-deal-nord-stream-2-pipeline-draws-ire-lawmakers-both-countries-2021-07-21/

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Jul 23, 2021
1528: 1/2 Kiev and Warsaw doubt the US-Germany-Russia deal on Nordstream2. Anatol Lieven, Quincy Institute, @LievenAnatol
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Photo:  A station on a natural gas pipeline used for the loading and unloading of pipeline inspection gauges, commonly known as "pigs".

A.  In pipeline transportation, pigging is the practice of using pipeline inspection gauges, devices generally referred to as pigs or scrapers, to perform various maintenance operations. This is done without stopping the flow of the product in the pipeline

B.  Additional annotations from the English Wikipedia by users Cadmium, Mannings, and BrutonD:   This is station for loading or unloading pigs, the pigs are used for cleaning out or inspecting pipelines. This station is designed to receive pigs from the upstream section and launch pigs into the downstream section, with a cross-over for the fluid to flow from one section to the next. The pre-installed thrust blocks (those empty concrete rectangles in front of the blank flanges) are to support a (temporary) pig-trap which is bolted on to the pipeline in place of the blind flange. The pig-trap normally includes a section of larger diameter pipe to allow the pig to come to a gentle stop with flow passing around the pig. After closing the valves for isolation, the pig can be removed via a quick opening closure (like a flange) on the end of the pig-trap. The fact the pig-traps are not present means that this pipeline is not pigged regularly.




1/2  Kiev and Warsaw doubt the US-Germany-Russia deal on Nordstream2. Anatol Lieven, Quincy Institute, @LievenAnatol
 
https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/us-germany-deal-nord-stream-2-pipeline-draws-ire-lawmakers-both-countries-2021-07-21/


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Jul 23, 2021
1527: Italy reopens discreetly. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation
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Italy reopens discreetly.  Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation
 
Jul 23, 2021
1527: The youth of Cuba take lifespan risks. @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion
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Photo: The prison "Presidio Modelo" on the island Isla de la Juventud  [Island of Youth] (Cuba) where Fidel Castro was held prisoner in 1953. Picture taken by Friman, December 1st 2005, with a very special Cuban re-cycled camera. --Friman 23:09, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

The youth of Cuba take lifespan risks.  @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion

Jul 23, 2021
1527: Russian weapons system rollouts. Bradley Bowman, @Brad_L_Bowman, FDD
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Jul 23, 2021
1527: The Founding Father of Canada John MacDonald and the Native Canadian population. @ConradMBlack @TheNationalPost
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Photo:  Photograph of Macdonald circa 1875 by George Lancefield.

The Founding Father of Canada John MacDonald and the Native Canadian population. @ConradMBlack @TheNationalPost
 
Jul 23, 2021
1527: Cybercrime has no sharp lines between spying and robbing. Georgianna Shea, @FDD Press
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Cybercrime has no sharp lines between spying and robbing. Georgianna Shea, @FDD Press 

"The Biden administration on Monday formally accused the Chinese government of breaching Microsoft email systems used by many of the world’s largest companies, governments and military contractors, as the United States joined a broad group of allies, including all NATO members, to condemn Beijing for cyberattacks around the world. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said in a statement on Monday that China’s Ministry of State Security “has fostered an ecosystem of criminal contract hackers who carry out both state-sponsored activities and cybercrime for their own financial gain.”



Jul 23, 2021
1527: Remembering the early days of an unnamed pneumonia in China. Jonathan Lambert @ScienceNews
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Photo: Streptococcus pneumoniae


Remembering the early days of an unnamed pneumonia in China. Jonathan Lambert @ScienceNews
 
Jul 23, 2021
1527: Commodities suffer the drought. Simon Constable @RealConstable
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Photo:  Part of commodity relief line, San Antonio, Texas


Commodities suffer the drought. Simon Constable @RealConstable
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-57903066.amp
 
Jul 23, 2021
1527: Scotland unaltered by Freedom Day. Simon Constable @RealConstable
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Photo:  A treatise of union of the two realmes of England and Scotland by the English historian Sir John Hayward, 1604

Scotland unaltered by Freedom Day. Simon Constable @RealConstable
Jul 23, 2021
1526: What is the status of the JCPOA negotiation?. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres, @mhoenlein1
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Photo: Souvenir signatures of lead negotiators on the cover page of the JCPOA document. The Persian handwriting on top left side is an homage by Javad Zarif to his counterparts' efforts in the negotiations: "[I am] Sincere to Mr. Abbas [Araghchi] and Mr. Majid [Takht-Ravanchi]"

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What is the status of the JCPOA negotiation?. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres ,@mhoenlein1

https://news.yahoo.com/irans-security-council-rejects-draft-141650412.html
Jul 23, 2021
1526: Hamas fired the rockets from Lebanon. Sarit Zehavi, @Israel_Alma_org; Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1
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Photo: .Hamas anti-tank rockets, captured by Israel Defense Forces during Operation Protective Edge

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Hamas fired the rockets from Lebanon. Sarit Zehavi, @Israel_Alma_org;  Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1
 
Lieutenant Colonel (Res.) Sarit Zehavi is the CEO and founder of Alma – a nonprofit and an independent research and education center specialized in Israel’s security challenges on its northern border. Sarit has briefed hundreds of groups and forums, ranging from US Senators, Congressmen/women and politicians to senior journalists and visiting VIP groups in Israel and overseas. Sarit scripts numerous position papers and updates focusing on Lebanon, Syria and Israel’s national security challenges. She served for 15 years in the Israeli Defense Forces, specializing in Military Intelligence. Sarit holds an M.A. in Middle East Studies from Ben-Gurion University.
 
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Jul 23, 2021
1526: Search for justice in the Jerusalem pizzeria bombing 2001. Arnold Roth @arnoldroth @ThisOngoingWar @FrimetRoth; Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1
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Photo: A bombing in Jerusalem

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Search for justice in the Jerusalem pizzeria bombing 2001. Arnold Roth @arnoldroth @ThisOngoingWar @FrimetRoth Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1
 
Arnold Roth, an attorney and technology business manager, serves as honorary chair of the Malki Foundation which he and his wife Frimet established in 2001. Its work honors the memory of their daughter Malki, murdered in a terrorist attack on the Sbarro pizza shop in the center of Jerusalem. You can follow the Roth’s pursuit of justice on Twitter @ThisOngoingWar
 
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Jul 23, 2021
1526: The unacceptable BDS Ben & Jerry's; & What is to be done? Congressman Ritchie Torres, @RitchieTorres, #NY15, @RepRitchie; Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1
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Photo: Nameplate of Dr. Werner Liebenthal, Notary& Advocate. The plate was hung outside his office on Martin Luther Str, Schöneberg, Berlin. In 1933, following the Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service, the plate was painted black by the Nazis, who boycotted Jewish owned offices.

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The unacceptable BDS Ben & Jerry's; & What is to be done?   Congressman Ritchie Torres, @RitchieTorres, #NY15, @RepRitchie;  Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

Ritchie Torres currently lives in the South Bronx and represents NY-15 in the South Bronx. He is a member of the Committee on Financial Services and serves as the Vice Chair of the Committee on Homeland Security.


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Jul 23, 2021
1525: Lessons from the Vietnam War 2021. @WJMcGurn @WSJOpinion GLXXG
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Photo: Vietnam war.

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Lessons from the Vietnam War 2021. @WJMcGurn @WSJOpinion GLXXG

https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-biden-vietnam-war-afghanistan-withdrawal-george-w-bush-11626729633?st=a8l97358guft3su&reflink=article_copyURL_share


Jul 23, 2021
1525: Tehran bypasses the sanctions regime. Behnam ben Taleblu @FDD
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Photo: .Courtyard of the French Mission to Teheran in 1848


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Tehran bypasses the sanctions regime. Behnam ben Taleblu @FDD

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/22/iran-opens-new-oil-terminal-in-bid-to-bypass-crucial-strait-of-hormuz-for-exports.html
Jul 23, 2021
1525: The drought comes to Tehran. Behnam Ben Talablu @FDD
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Photo: Drought at Si-o-se Pol, Isfahan, Iran


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The drought comes to Tehran. Behnam Ben Talablu @FDD

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/iran-protests-water-shortage-khuzestan/2021/07/21/4f2c1fba-ea23-11eb-a2ba-3be31d349258_story.html


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Jul 23, 2021
1525: Supply Chain Inflation & What is to be done? @VeroDeRugy @Mercatus GLXXG
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Photo:. Supply and demand. The supplier and the demander come to an (implicit) agreement, on things like price, quality, delivery time, etc. Supplier 1, 2, 3 and 4 can be different companies. In larger companies the suppliers can be internal. Supply and demand can be stacked like in these similar images:1, 3, 4.


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Supply Chain Inflation & What is to be done? @VeroDeRugy @Mercatus GLXXG

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Jul 23, 2021
1523: The Nordstream2 deal is a win for the Kremlin. @Felix_Light @CBSNews.
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Photo: Nordstream 1 (blue) & Nordstream 2 (red)


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The Nordstream2 deal is a win for the Kremlin. @Felix_Light @CBSNews.

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/07/21/putin-merkel-satisfied-with-near-completion-of-nord-stream-2-a74580
 
Jul 22, 2021
1523: Is the Kremlin turning to accept climate change as a driver for wildfires and extremes? @Felix_Light CBSNews
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Photo: Siberian territory: in Yakutia .

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Is the Kremlin turning to accept climate change as a driver for wildfires and extremes? @Felix_Light CBSNews

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/07/21/worst-ever-air-pollution-event-hits-wildfire-plagued-siberia-a74571

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Jul 22, 2021
1523: Ben & Jerry's BDS antisemitism, & what is to be done? @AaronKleinShow Aaron Klein. Senior adviser to Former PM Netanyahu. In Jerusalem.
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Photo: Unilever's rascally stepchild


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Ben & Jerry's BDS antisemitism & What is to be done? @AaronKleinShow Aaron Klein. Senior adviser to Former PM Netanyahu. In Jerusalem.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ben-jerrys-boycott-unilever-israel-palestine-11626895917
Jul 22, 2021
1524: Major Chinese land purchases in the US. Christian Whiton, Center for the National Interest, @TheNatlInterest; @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.
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Photo: Barn and silos on a farm in western Wisconsin


Major Chinese land purchases in the US.  Christian Whiton, Center for the National Interest, @TheNatlInterest; @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.  
 
China Owns Us: How the Chinese Are Buying Up America
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/19/china-buying-us-farms-foreign-purchase-499893

By the start of 2020, Chinese owners controlled about 192,000 agricultural acres in the U.S., worth $1.9 billion, including land used for farming, ranching and forestry, according to the Agriculture Department.
Jul 22, 2021
1523: Tehran orders Hezbollah Lebanon to rocket Israel; & What is to be done? @AaronKleinShow Aaron Klein, senior adviser to Former PM Netanyahu. In Jerusalem
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Photo: Historical picture: A Qassam rocket fired from a civilian area in Gaza towards civilian areas in Southern Israel

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Tehran orders Hezbollah Lebanon to rocket Israel & What is to be done? @AaronKleinShow Aaron Klein, senior adviser to Former PM Netanyahu. In Jerusalem

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/20/world/middleeast/israel-lebanon-rockets.html


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Jul 22, 2021
1524: China bluffs about hacking. Charles Burton, Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute; @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.
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Photo: US Government Accountability Office diagram showing the identity theft risk associated with social security numbers on Medicare cards

China bluffs about hacking. Charles Burton, Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute; @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.  
 
China says Microsoft hacking accusations fabricated by US and allies
 
Jul 22, 2021
1524: China has a yen for North Korea. Greg Scarlatoiu, @GregScarlatoiu, @committeehrnk; @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.
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Photo: A mural in the Hermit Kingdom.  

China has a yen for North Korea. Greg Scarlatoiu, @GregScarlatoiu, @committeehrnk; @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. 

China, N Korea pledge cooperation ‘in face of foreign hostility
 
. .  .and the armistice anniversary on July 27 https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20210625002500325
Jul 22, 2021
1524: China angles for fish and ocean territory. @CleoPaskal, @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.
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Photo: Hoisting a net of fish, ca 1920 


China angles for fish and ocean territory. @CleoPaskal, @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.  
 
France, South Pacific nations to combat 'predatory' fishing as China extends reach
Jul 22, 2021
1523: #PacificWatch: @JCBliss Wildfire Drought Siberia Wildfire Drought Oregon.
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Photo: SIberia — eight time zones of magnificent forest (taiga) — is suffering vast, widespread, nightmare fires. Here: Screen grab.


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#PacificWatch:Wildfire Drought Siberia Wildfire Drought Oregon.  @JCBliss

https://gizmodo.com/6-photos-show-siberia-s-horror-wildfire-season-1847330799
Jul 22, 2021
1524: Kiev was not at the table for the Nordstream2 deal. James Brooke, Ukraine Business News.
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Photo:   The Cathedral of the Ascension of the Virgin, Pecherskoi Monastery, Kief, Russia.

Kiev was not at the table for the Nordstream2 deal. James Brooke, Ukraine Business News.   
 
U.S., Germany strike Nord Stream 2 pipeline deal to push back on Russian 'aggression'
Jul 22, 2021
1524: Along the Russian frontier Michael Yon, Locals.com/MichaelYon, @Michael_Yon.
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Photo:  December 969, a complicated journey to the imperial throne; Russia and present-day Lithuania.

Radziwill's Chronicle Svyatoslav's Negotiations with John I Tsimishi

Along the Russian frontier  Michael Yon, Locals.com/MichaelYon, @Michael_Yon.  
 
Lithuania expels two Belarusian diplomats, says foreign ministry
Jul 22, 2021
1523: Rocketing the Kabul palace; & What is to be done? Jeff McCausland @CBSNews
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Photo: Tajbeg Palace in 1987.
            Tapa-e-Tajbeg (Palace of the Large Crown), also inaccurately called the Queen's Palace, is one of the palaces in the popular Darulaman area of Kabul, Afghanistan. The stately mansion is located about 10 miles (16 km) south-west from the city's center.

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Rocketing the Kabul Palace & What is to be done? Jeff McCausland @CBSNews

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/eid-al-adha-2021-holiday-afghan-president-prays-as-rockets-near-presidential-palace/

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 English: The headquarters of the Soviet 40th army in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1987.العربية: المقر الرئيسي لمبنى الجيش السوفيتي الأربعون في العاصمة الأفغانية كابول سنة 1987م.
Date | 1987
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Author | Русский: Фото: Михаил ЕвстафьевEnglish: Photo: Mikhail Evstafiev
Jul 22, 2021
1524: 2/2 Now surrounding the wolf warrior. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs.
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Photo: Chinese embassy in Ireland tweeted this picture, from Aesop's Fables.  Screen grab.

2/2   Now surrounding the wolf warrior..  Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs.  
 
The Indian Army is on alert in the central sector after around 40 soldiers of the People's Liberation Army were seen patrolling the area along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) near Barahoti area in Uttarakhand.
Jul 22, 2021
1524: 1/2 Now surrounding the wolf warrior. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs.
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Photo: The Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi prepares for a cheerless discussion on China's growing powe,.

1/2 Now surrounding the wolf warrior. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs.  
 
Japanese envoy says Tokyo ‘struggles every day’ with China
https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-health-china-japan-tokyo-ce5d5bde2554031a5ae81ff85d6a42e1

"There is a new brand of diplomacy taking hold in Beijing and its chief architects have a suitably fierce nickname to match their aggressive style -- they are the wolf warriors."
Jul 22, 2021
1523: Hubble Returns for a Last Hurrah. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com GLXXG
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Photo:  This image taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is of the nearby dwarf galaxy NGC 1569. This galaxy is a hotbed of vigorous star birth activity which blows huge bubbles that riddle its main body. The bubble structure is sculpted by the galactic super-winds and outflows caused by a colossal input of energy from collective supernova explosions that are linked with a massive episode of star birth. .

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Hubble Returns for a Last Hurrah. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com GLXXG


https://behindtheblack.com/?s=Hubble
Jul 22, 2021
1523: Prepping SuperHeavy for Starship orbital. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com GLXXG
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Photo: 2017 artist's concept of BFR with payload bay door open.

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Prepping SuperHeavy for Starship orbital. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com GLXXG

https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/spacex-completes-first-static-fire-test-of-superheavy-prototype-3/
Jul 22, 2021
1522: South Africa: the calm after the storm. John McDermott @TheEconomist South Africa
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Photo:  Vaal River


South Africa: the calm after the storm  John McDermott @TheEconomist South Africa
Jul 21, 2021
1522: Jeff Flake to Ankara; and what is to be done? Aykan Erdemir, @ FDD
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Photo: Ankara:  Ulus Square in the night, 1940s


Jeff Flake to Ankara; and what is to be done?  Aykan Erdemir, @ FDD

Jul 21, 2021
1522: 2/2 Biden Administration vs China.
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Photo: This film covers China's political history including Mao Tse-tung, the Boxer Rebellion, and the Nationalist - Communist victory. National Security Council. Central Intelligence Agency. (09/18/1947 - 12/04/1981)

2/2  Biden Administration vs China.  
Jul 21, 2021
1522: 1/2 Biden Administration vs China. Gady Epstein @TheEconomist
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Photo:  A Chinese nationalist party propaganda poster depicting a foreign imperialist and a local warlord torturing a Chinese patriot in the aftermath of the May 30th Movement in China.

1/2  Biden Administration vs China.  Gady Epstein @TheEconomist
 
Jul 21, 2021
1522: Waiting for the FDA. @PacificResearch @HenryIMiller
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Photo:  A Moderna COVID-19 vaccine vial is shown before distribution


Waiting for the FDA.   @PacificResearch  @HenryIMiller

Jul 21, 2021
1522: The unvaccinated. Henry Miller @HenryIMiller
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Photo:  A Moderna COVID-19 vaccine vial is shown before distribution
Jul 21, 2021
1522: Pay for green @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinions
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Photo:  Ecology flag
Jul 21, 2021
1522: Pingdemic in London @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinions
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Photo:  A separate room outdoors, isolation unit for tuberculosis patient in the backyard of her family's home on La Delta project. Thomastown, Louisiana


Pingdemic in London @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinions



England's car plants, railways, supermarkets and pubs warned the government on Monday that a COVID-19 tracing app, which has told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate, was wrecking the recovery and pushing supply chains to the brink of collapse.--Reuters


Jul 21, 2021
1521: Did the French Laundry fiasco educate Gavin Newsom in governance? Bill Whalen @HooverWhalen @HooverInst
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Photo:  French Laundry Soap


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Did the French Laundry fiasco educate Gavin Newsom in governance? Bill Whalen @HooverWhalen @HooverInst

https://www.hoover.org/research/recall-field-takes-shape-will-hollywood-avoid-sacramento



Jul 21, 2021
1521: The failed state of Lebanon is under occupation by the Tehran tyranny. Russell Berman @HooverInst
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Photo: Mullah, arms under abaye, instructing revolutionaries
Jul 21, 2021
1521: The five million Ahwazi Arabs of Iran vs the Tehran tyranny. Brenda Shaffer @ProfBShaffer @FDD GLXXG
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Photo: Seal of the National Liberation Movement of Ahwaz.

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The five million Ahwazi Arabs of Iran vs the Tehran tyranny. Brenda Shaffer @ProfBShaffer @FDD GLXXG

Jul 21, 2021
1521: Ransomware is state-sponsored thievery of successful enterprise; & what is to be done to protect digital communications? Alain Ghiai, CEO,Globex Data Ltd.
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Photo: Cumulus clouds  (over Dooars, West Bengal, India).


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Ransomware is state-sponsored thievery of successful enterprise; & what is to be done to protect digital communications? Alain Ghiai, CEO,Globex Data Ltd.

Trading in the US Market: SWISF

https://globexdatagroup.com

https://globexdatagroup.com/solutions/sekur/

GlobeX Data Ltd. engages in the management and communication of cloud data such as secure cloud data storage, secure file sharing, and secure electronic communications. It designs, distributes, and develops a suite of secure cloud-based storage, document management and collaboration, encrypted e-mails, and secure communication tools. The company was founded by Alain Mehdi Ghiai-Chamlou on March 1, 2017, and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.


Jul 21, 2021
1520: What can the US do for the Cuban protesters? Roseann Lake @TheEconomist
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Photo: Union and confederate soldiers shaking hands in front of young female personification of Cuba with broken shackles; large flag in background..


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What can the US do for the Cuban protesters? Roseann Lake @TheEconomist

https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/07/15/the-causes-of-cubas-uprising-lie-at-home
Jul 20, 2021
1520: The Cuban regime shows fear of the Cuban protesters. Roseann Lake, @TheEconomist
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Photo: La libertad de Cuba (The Liberty of Cuba)
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The Cuban regime shows fear of the Cuban protesters. Roseann Lake, @TheEconomist

https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/07/15/the-causes-of-cubas-uprising-lie-at-home
Jul 20, 2021
1520: Spending lots of money in a pandemic-dominated recovery. @LizPeek @TheHill
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Photo: [from World War II]  Don't Take the Squander Bug When You Go Shopping
The four images are positioned in the upper three-quarters. 
image: Four separate images illustrating a female factory worker going shopping. In the first image, the woman tells a fellow worker that she is going shopping. In the second image, a cartoon character called the Squander Bug - a grotesque bug-like creature with swastika markings on its fur - persuades her to go into a shop. In the third image, the woman leaves the shop with her purchases. In the final image, the Squander Bug laughs at having deceived the woman into spending too much money..


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Spending lots of money in a pandemic-dominated recovery. @LizPeek @TheHill

Jul 20, 2021
1520: The unresolved Hayek vs Keynes, Friedman vs Samuelson, dispute in 2021 Biden Administration policies. @LizPeek @TheHill
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Photo: Professor Dahrendorf presenting Professor F. A Hayek with a Commemorative Plate, 1981 
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The unresolved Hayek vs Keynes, Friedman vs Samuelson, dispute in 2021 Biden Administration policies. @LizPeek @TheHill

https://www.wsj.com/articles/money-supply-inflation-friedman-biden-federal-reserve-11626816746
Jul 20, 2021
1519: The Biden Administration accuses China of attacking Microsoft. Stephen Yates @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo: Dutch attack on the Chinese city of Chittat (Chi'ta), November 16, 1662. In connection with the expeditions of the VOC of 1662-1668 led by Balthasar Bort against the Chinese warlord Coxinga. 
              [Ths may be the Chita currently in southeast Russia?]


The Biden Administration accuses China of attacking Microsoft.   Stephen Yates @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill 

Stephen Yates, former deputy national security advisor to Vice President Cheney and currently CEO of DC International Advisory, in re:
 
Jul 20, 2021
1519: The Cultural Revolution in 1966 when she was seven. Xi Van Fleet, and Gordon Chang @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo:  The Chinese leader Mao Zedong inaugurated the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in August, 1966. It was was intended as a means of restoring the spirit of the Chinese Revolution. Mao's own personality cult took on a religious character during the movement. Valtman parodies this aspect of it by  showing Mao as a Buddha-like figure borne under a canopy in a procession.  Smiling followers carrying the famed "little red book" (The Thoughts of Chairman Mao) are preceded by figures bearing incense.  The joyful expressions of Mao and his followers belie the widespread disorder and damage to China's educational system that resulted from the Cultural Revolution.


The Cultural Revolution in 1966 when she was seven.   Xi Van Fleet, and Gordon Chang @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

Xi Van Fleet explains she is a Chinese immigrant and a private citizen who has never before been involved politically. Compelled by her personal experience during the Chinese Cultural Revolution.
Jul 20, 2021
1519: 2/2 The Supreme Court, Facebook, and the White House.@RichardAEpstein @HooverInst
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Photo: Portrait of Robert Gallahan, White House Plumber


2/2  The Supreme Court, Facebook, and the White House.@RichardAEpstein @HooverInst 
Jul 20, 2021
1519: 1/2 The Supreme Court, Facebook, and the White House. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst
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1/2  The Supreme Court, Facebook, and the White House.  @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst 
Jul 20, 2021
1518: 4/4 Afghanistan — Reawakening of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. @ThomasJoscelyn @FDD
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Photo: Afghan Girl Scouts 1950s


4/4   Afghanistan — Reawakening of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.  @ThomasJoscelyn  @FDD https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-56747158

The Map
Jul 20, 2021
1518: 3/4 Afghanistan — Al Qaeda takes a victory lap. @ThomasJoscelyn @FDD
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Photo: Arabic document found in an Al Qaeda safehouse -


3/4   Afghanistan — Al Qaeda takes a victory lap. @ThomasJoscelyn  @FDD  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-57738731

The Map
Jul 20, 2021
1517: 2/4 Afghanistan — Moscow, Delhi and Beijing: watching. @ThomasJoscelyn @FDD
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Photo: Afghan embassy in Moscow: 42 Povarskaya Street. Ponizovsky House by Lev Kekushev

(Author:  NVO.   I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.)

2/4   Afghanistan — Moscow, Delhi and Beijing: watching.  @ThomasJoscelyn  @FDD
https://www.indiatoday.in/world/story/pakistan-isi-taliban-afghanistan-war-indian-assets-target-1829582-2021-07-18

The Map


Jul 20, 2021
1517: 1/4 Afghanistan — The ring of fire closes in on Kabul City. @ThomasJoscelyn @FDD
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Photo: Nighttime commerce, Kabul—before the current crisis.

1/4   Afghanistan — The ring of fire closes in on Kabul City.  @ThomasJoscelyn  @FDD https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/07/07/afghanistan-taliban-surge/
The Map

Jul 20, 2021
1516: AI defense as critical as AI offense. Patrick Tucker @DefPatTech @DefenseOne
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Photo:  Artificial intelligence defense: The figure shows two chaotic systems starting in very different places in their orbits, but soon synchronize and do a "dance" much like synchronized swimmers. Despite the complicated orbits, they come to follow each other almost exactly. Stopping after a short time shows they are both in the same state. This will never happen with two chaotic systems, which unconnected will have motions completely uncorrelated with each other. Note the systems can be remotely located from each other and signals connecting them the right way will cause synchronization. (Figure provided by U.S. Naval Research Laboratory) .


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AI defense as critical as AI offense.  Patrick Tucker @DefPatTech @DefenseOne

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2021/06/its-time-wargame-against-ai-enabled-china/174922/


Jul 20, 2021
1516: The Data Wars vs Russia and China. Patrick Tucker @DefPatTech @DefenseOn
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Photo:   A room in Montreal City Hall littered with magazines, parcels and various documents of Communist allegiance confiscated under the law of the padlock, in particular The Moscow Review, La Clarté, Soviet Russia Today. Three men in civilian clothes examine the contents..

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The Data Wars vs Russia and China. Patrick Tucker @DefPatTech @DefenseOne

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2021/07/information-warfare-looms-larger-russias-new-security-strategy/183717/


Jul 20, 2021
1516: Fretful, puzzling Freedom Day in the UK. Vicki Barker @CBSNews London
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Photo: Britannia carrying a staff topped with a liberty cap and followed by attendants from a temple in the background on the right, advancing over weapons and a shield decorated with fleur-de-lis and a paper labeled "Treaty of Alliance with France"; in the background on the left are American soldiers engaged in battle..

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Fretful, puzzling Freedom Day in the UK.  Vicki Barker @CBSNews London



 
Jul 20, 2021
1516: Everyone grabs a mop and boots for the clean-up. Chris Livesay @CBSNews Germany
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Photo: Floodwaters in Germany.

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Everyone grabs a mobp and boots for the clean-up. Chris Livesay @CBSNews Germany



Jul 20, 2021
1516: #NewWorldReport: Latin America learns to deal with a China that is not trustworthy. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal. Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
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Photo: Architecture from, China to Peru, over the Andes: A journey through South America ... With Reports and Letters on British Interests ... by Col. Howard Vincent, etc.
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#NewWorldReport: Latin America learns to deal with a China that is not trustworthy. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal. Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
https://www.securefreesociety.org

https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/perus-castillo-strengthens-ties-with-china-asks-faster-vaccine-supply-2021-07-16/
Jul 20, 2021
1516: #NewWorldReport: Colombia's Independence Day and the bad actors who plan to attack. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal. Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
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Photo: El Tiempo de Colombia, 1928
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#NewWorldReport: Colombia's Independence Day and the bad actors who plan to attack.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal. Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
https://www.securefreesociety.org

https://www.heritage.org/americas/event/why-colombias-violent-protests-matter-the-united-states
Jul 20, 2021
1516: #NewWorldReport: Cuba is the nexus for Moscow, Managua, Caracas, Tehran. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org
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Photo: Painting, "The Effects of Good and Bad Government," at the William Kenzo Nakamura U.S. Courthouse, Seattle, Washington



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#NewWorldReport: Cuba is the nexus for Moscow, Managua, Caracas, Tehran. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org




Jul 20, 2021
1516: #NewWorldReport: Is AMLO using corruption charges against former ministers to fend off corruption charges at AMLO? Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
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Photo: Mexican officers
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#NewWorldReport: Is AMLO using corruption charges against former ministers to fend off corruption charges at AMLO? Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc

https://www.securefreesociety.org


https://www.theyucatantimes.com/2021/07/video-of-amlos-brother-accepting-cash-goes-viral-watch-video/
Jul 20, 2021
1516: #PodcastExtra: The case to save Diablo Canyon. @DevinNunes #FriendsoftheHistoryDebatingSociety
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Jul 19, 2021
1516: #PodcastExtra: #PacificWatch: The masking, unmasking, of LA County; & What is to be done? @JCBliss #FriendsoftheHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo: .Barbers in California wearing masks during [an earlier] epidemic.

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#PodcastExtra: #PacificWatch: The masking, unmasking, of LA County; & What is to be done? @JCBliss #FriendsoftheHistoryDebatingSociety


https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-07-18/la-county-indoor-masks-will-people-follow-rule
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Jul 19, 2021
1516: Moscow losing control of its 62-year-old Cuba colony. H. J. Mackinder, International Relations
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Photo: CIA reference photograph of a Soviet medium-range ballistic missile in Red Square, Moscow.   Ref: Soviet-Cuban missile crisis


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#PodcastExtra: Moscow losing control of its 62-year-old Cuba colony. H. J. Mackinder, International Relations #FriendsoftheHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/17/us/cuba-protests-miami-florida.html
Jul 19, 2021
1515: Roya Hakakian #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 29, 2021
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Photo: Émigration


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Roya Hakakian #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 29, 2021


A Beginner's Guide to America: For the Immigrant and the Curious. Hardcover – Deckle Edge, March 16, 2021. by Roya Hakakian

https://www.amazon.com/Beginners-Guide-America-Immigrant-Curious/dp/0525656065/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1622853677&sr=1-1

A stirring, witty, and poignant glimpse into the bewildering American immigrant experience from someone who has lived it. Also, a mirror held up to America.

Into the maelstrom of unprecedented contemporary debates about immigrants in the United States, this perfectly timed book gives us a portrait of what the new immigrant experience in America is really like. Written as a "guide" for the newly arrived, and providing "practical information and advice," Roya Hakakian, an immigrant herself, reveals what those who settle here love about the country, what they miss about their homes, the cruelty of some Americans, and the unceasing generosity of others. She captures the texture of life in a new place in all its complexity, laying bare both its beauty and its darkness as she discusses race, sex, love, death, consumerism, and what it is like to be from a country that is in America's crosshairs. Her tenderly perceptive and surprisingly humorous account invites us to see ourselves as we appear to others, making it possible for us to rediscover our many American gifts through the perspective of the outsider. In shattering myths and embracing painful contradictions that are unique to this place, A Beginner's Guide to America is Hakakian's candid love letter to America.
Jul 19, 2021
1515: Jeff McCausland #Unbound. The complete forty-minute interview. May 21, 2021.
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Photo: Gettysburg Battlefield lithograph map showing Union and Confederate positions. (John B. Bachelder).

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Jeff McCausland #Unbound. The complete forty-minute interview. May 21, 2021.

Battle Tested! : Gettysburg Leadership Lessons for 21st Century Leaders, by Jeffrey D. McCausland (Author), Tom Vossler(Author), Walter Dixon (Narrator), Gildan Media (Publisher). Audible Audiobook– Unabridged

https://www.amazon.com/Battle-Tested-Gettysburg-Leadership-Lessons/dp/1642934534

In order to be a truly effective leader, it is necessary to learn as much as possible from the examples of history—the disasters as well as the triumphs. At Gettysburg, Union and Confederate commanders faced a series of critical leadership challenges under the enormous stress of combat. The fate of the nation hung in the balance. Each of these leaders  responded in different ways, but the concepts and principles they applied during those traumatic three days contain critical lessons for today’s leaders that are both useful and applicable—whether those leaders manage operations at a large corporation, supervise a public institution, lead an athletic team, or govern a state or municipality.  

In the twenty-first century, leadership is the indispensable quality that separates successful organizations from failures. Successful leaders communicate vision, motivate team members, and inspire trust. One must move both people and the collective organization into the future while, at the same time, dealing with the past. A leader must learn to master the dynamic requirements of decision-making and change
Jul 19, 2021
1515: J. H. Gelernter #Unbound. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 3, 2021. LXX
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Photo: Cartoon on Napoleon's invasion o9f England, showing a tunnel under the Channel and a fleet of balloons.

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J. H. Gelernter #Unbound. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 3, 2021. LXX

Hold Fast: A Novel.   Hardcover – May 4, 2021, by J. H. Gelernter 


It’s 1803. The Napoleonic Wars are raging, Britain is on her heels, and His Majesty’s Secret Service has just lost its best agent, Thomas Grey. Deeply depressed by his wife’s untimely death, Grey resigns from the service and accepts an offer to join a lumber firm in Boston. But when a sea battle with a privateer forces the ship carrying him west to make port in neutral Portugal, Grey is approached with a counteroffer: become a wealthy man by selling out Britain’s spy network to France. The French take Grey for a disgruntled ex–naval officer, blithely unaware that Grey had lost his wife to an unlucky shot from a French cannon.

Now, after many years serving King and Country, Grey seizes the opportunity to fight a covert war of his own. He travels to Paris, and―playing the part of the invaluable turncoat the French believe him to be―proceeds to infiltrate the highest levels of Napoleon’s government. If he can outwit his handlers, outmatch his French counterparts, and outrun Napoleon’s secret police, Grey may just avenge his wife’s death and turn the tide of war in England’s favor. Bursting with action and intrigue, Hold Fast sends readers headlong into an unrelenting spy thriller
Jul 19, 2021
1515: C. J. Carey #UNBOUND: The complete, 20-minute interview, June 26, 2021
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Photo: The Duke and Duchess with Adolf Hitler, 1937.
Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire and Emperor of India from 20 January 1936 until his abdication in December of the same year


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C. J. Carey #UNBOUND: The complete, 20-minute interview, June 26, 2021

#LitCrit:  Widowland by C .J. Carey.  Paperback

https://www.amazon.com/Widowland/dp/1529411998/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Widowland&qid=1625274350&s=books&sr=1-1

London, 1953, the Coronation of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson.  Attended by the Leader of the German-Britain Alliance.

Jul 19, 2021
1515: John Tamny #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. March 28, 2021.
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Illustration shows a vignette cartoon of various incidents where a person refuses to perform a task because he or she is a specialist in some other field; the series concludes with two men speaking to each other over the caption "The only specialists from whom nothing else is expected."
Illus. in: Puck, v. 53, no. 1355 (1903 February 18).


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John Tamny #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. March 28, 2021.

When Politicians Panicked: The New Coronavirus, Expert Opinion, and a Tragic Lapse of Reason. Hardcover – March 30, 2021 by John Tamny  (Author), George Gilder (Foreword)


https://www.amazon.com/When-Politicians-Panicked-Coronavirus-Opinion/dp/1642938378/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=


When Politicians Panicked tells the tragic story of how, in response to a spreading virus, global politicians mindlessly pursued economic desperation, starvation, and death as the cure.

The global economy was booming as 2020 dawned, but within a few short months wreckage, death, and desperation borne of economic contraction were the new normal. What happened?

In When Politicians Panicked, economic commentator John Tamny tells the heart-wrenching story of a time when politicians were tragically relieved of basic common sense in their response to the new coronavirus.

In March of 2020, the virus quickly became a major news item as political panic about it traveled around the world. Even though anecdotal and market-based evidence from the virus’s epicenter indicated very low lethality, politicians quickly imposed economy-crushing lockdowns on the rather specious assumption that unemployment, bankruptcy, and starvation would somehow halt the virus’s spread.

Tamny methodically dismantles the political consensus by showing how economic growth has long been the first and last answer to death and disease. He then shows how politicians, having mindlessly crushed a growing economy, proceeded to double down on their mistakes by throwing taxpayer money at their shocking errors.

Throughout When Politicians Panicked, Tamny makes a relentless case that free people don’t just produce the wealth that renders today’s killers yesterday’s news. They also produce crucial information about health threats that shine a light on that which threatens us. Lockdowns suffocate economic progress, but they also blind us to how we can progress—as Tamny makes plain in what will go down as an essential history for anyone seeking to understand the coronavirus panic of 2020.
Jul 19, 2021
1515: Michael Auslin #Unbound. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 12, 2021. LXX
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Photo: A junk from Through Unexplored Asia ... Illustrated by L. J. Bridgman.
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Michael Auslin #Unbound. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 12, 2021. LXX

Asia's New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific,  by Michael R. Auslin   Format: Kindle Edition


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08563RW9H/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0


The Indo-Pacific is fast becoming the world's dominant region. Now, as it grows in power and wealth, geopolitical competition has reemerged, threatening future stability not merely in Asia but around the globe. China is aggressive and uncooperative, and increasingly expects the world to bend to its wishes. The focus on Sino-US competition for global power has obscured "Asia's other great game": the rivalry between Japan and China. A modernizing India risks missing out on the energies and talents of millions of its women, potentially hampering the broader role it can play in the world. And in North Korea, the most frightening question raised by Kim Jong-un's pursuit of the ultimate weapon is also the simplest: Can he control his nukes? In Asia's New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific, Michael R. Auslin examines these and other key issues transforming the Indo-Pacific and the broader world. He also explores the history of American strategy in Asia, from the 18th century through today. Taken together, Auslin's essays convey the richness and diversity of the region: with more than three billion people, the Indo-Pacific contains over half of the global population, including the world's two most populous nations, India and China. In a riveting final chapter, Auslin imagines a war between America and China in a bid for regional hegemony and what this conflict might look like
Jul 19, 2021
1515: Russell Shorto #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview, April 22, 2021.
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Russell Shorto #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview, April 22, 2021.

Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob. Hardcover – February 2, 2021, by Russell Shorto   (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/Smalltime-Story-My-Family-Mob/dp/0393245586/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Family secrets emerge as a best-selling author dives into the history of the mob in small-town America.

The best-selling author Russell Shorto, praised for his incisive works of narrative history, never thought to write about his own past. He grew up knowing his grandfather and namesake was a small-town mob boss but maintained an unspoken family vow of silence. Then an elderly relative prodded: You’re a writer―what are you gonna do about the story?

Smalltime is a mob story straight out of central casting―but with a difference, for the small-town mob, which stretched from Schenectady to Fresno, is a mostly unknown world. The location is the brawny postwar factory town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The setting is City Cigar, a storefront next to City Hall, behind which Russ and his brother-in-law, “Little Joe,” operate a gambling empire and effectively run the town.

Smalltime is a riveting American immigrant story that travels back to Risorgimento Sicily, to the ancient, dusty, hill-town home of Antonino Sciotto, the author’s great-grandfather, who leaves his wife and children in grinding poverty for a new life―and wife―in a Pennsylvania mining town. It’s a tale of Italian Americans living in squalor and prejudice, and of the rise of Russ, who, like thousands of other young men, created a copy of the American establishment that excluded him. Smalltimedraws an intimate portrait of a mobster and his wife, sudden riches, and the toll a lawless life takes on one family.

But Smalltime is something more. The author enlists his ailing father―Tony, the mobster’s son―as his partner in the search for their troubled patriarch. As secrets are revealed and Tony’s health deteriorates, the book becomes an urgent and intimate exploration of three generations of the American immigrant experience. Moving, wryly funny, and richly detailed, Smalltime is an irresistible memoir by a masterful writer of historical narrative.
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Jul 19, 2021
1515: "In the Tunnel of Love" #Unbound. A story from the collection, Gordon Liddy Is My Muse, by John Calvin Batchelor. The complete eighty-five minutes. Read by John Batchelor.
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"In the Tunnel of Love" #Unbound.  A story from the collection, Gordon Liddy Is My Muse, by John Calvin Batchelor. The complete, eighty-five minutes. Read by John Batchelor.


Gordon Liddy Is My Muse, Hardcover;  by John Calvin Batchelor  (Author)


https://www.amazon.com/Gordon-Liddy-My-Muse-Tommy/dp/080503790X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=


In nine darkly comic episodes that range from Moscow to Hollywood, the conservative spy novelist Tommy "Tip" Paine offers this postmodern, picaresque chase across our contemporary oral landscape.
Jul 19, 2021
1515: Angel Iscovich #Unbound: the complete, twenty-minute interview, June 19, 2021.
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Angel Iscovich #Unbound: the complete, twenty-minute interview, June 19, 2021.

The Art of Routine: Discover How Routineology Can Transform Your Life.  Hardcover – June 1, 2021 by Angel Iscovich MD  (Author), Joe Garner  (Contributor), & 1 more


https://www.amazon.com/Art-Routine-Discover-Routineology-Transform/dp/1510764550

Conventional wisdom suggests that the best way to navigate our noisy new world is to accept change. Open up to novelty. Go with the flow. Live in the moment. Embrace the relentless pelting of content minute by minute. But routine experts Angel Iscovich, MD, Joe Garner, and Michael Ashley are here to say that’s a bad idea. Humans don’t just benefit from structure; they require it.

Years of observation and practice led to their breakthrough concept of routineology, the key to optimize your life and the cure for crisis. Routineology’s fundamental prescriptive is to look inside and live your life in a “time bubble” to find purpose, meaning, and joy. Offering insights from top performers and stories of triumph over adversity, this book demonstrates that routine isn’t just a good idea—it’s imperative for surviving and thriving today.

Live a life of deeper meaning and navigate toward a better world with The Art of Routine
Jul 19, 2021
1515: Nick Lloyd #Unbound. The complete, eighty-minute interview. June 5, 2021.
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Nick Lloyd #Unbound. The complete, eighty-minute interview. June 5, 2021.


Nick Lloyd, The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 – March 30, 2021. Hardcover.
 
A panoramic history of the savage combat on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 that came to define modern warfare.

The Western Front evokes images of mud-spattered men in waterlogged trenches, shielded from artillery blasts and machine-gun fire by a few feet of dirt. This iconic setting was the most critical arena of the Great War, a 400-mile combat zone stretching from Belgium to Switzerland where more than three million Allied and German soldiers struggled during four years of almost continuous combat. It has persisted in our collective memory as a tragic waste of human life and a symbol of the horrors of industrialized warfare.

In this epic narrative history, the first volume in a groundbreaking trilogy on the Great War, the acclaimed military historian Nick Lloyd captures the horrific fighting on the Western Front beginning with the surprise German invasion of Belgium in August 1914 and taking us to the Armistice of November 1918. Drawing on French, British, German, and American sources, Lloyd weaves a kaleidoscopic chronicle of the Marne, Passchendaele, the Meuse-Argonne, and other critical battles, which reverberated across Europe and the wider war. From the trenches, where men as young as 17 suffered and died, to the headquarters behind the lines where Generals Haig, Joffre, Hindenburg, and Pershing developed their plans for battle, Lloyd gives us a view of the war both intimate and strategic, putting us amid the mud and smoke while at the same time depicting the larger stakes of every encounter. He shows us a dejected Kaiser Wilhelm II―soon to be eclipsed in power by his own generals―lamenting the botched Schlieffen Plan; French soldiers piling atop one another in the trenches of Verdun; British infantryman wandering through the frozen wilderness in the days after the Battle of the Somme; and General Erich Ludendorff pursuing a ruthless policy of total war, leading an eleventh-hour attack on Reims even as his men succumbed to the Spanish Flu.

As Lloyd reveals, far from being a site of attrition and stalemate, the Western Front was a simmering, dynamic “cauldron of war” defined by extraordinary scientific and tactical innovation. It was on the Western Front that the modern technologies―machine guns, mortars, grenades, and howitzers―were refined and developed into effective killing machines. It was on the Western Front that chemical warfare, in the form of poison gas, was first unleashed. And it was on the Western Front that tanks and aircraft were introduced, causing a dramatic shift away from nineteenth-century bayonet tactics toward modern combined arms, reinforced by heavy artillery, that forever changed the face of war.

Brimming with vivid detail and insight, The Western Front is a work in the tradition of Barbara Tuchman and John Keegan, Rick Atkinson and Antony Beevor: an authoritative portrait of modern warfare and its far-reaching human and historical consequences.

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Jul 19, 2021
1515: Patrick O'Donnell. #Unbound. The complete, eighty-minute interview, June 6, 2021. LXX.
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Patrick O'Donnell. #Unbound. The complete, eighty-minute interview, June 6, 2021. LXX.


The Indispensables: The Diverse Soldier-Mariners Who Shaped the Country, Formed the Navy, and Rowed Washington Across the Delaware. Kindle Edition. by Patrick K. O'Donnell 


https://www.amazon.com/Indispensables-Diverse-Soldier-Mariners-Washington-Delaware-ebook/dp/B08M12FQ85

On the stormy night of August 29, 1776, the Continental Army faced annihilation after losing the Battle of Brooklyn. The British had trapped George Washington’s army against the East River, and the fate of the Revolution rested upon the soldier-mariners from Marblehead, Massachusetts. One of the country’s first diverse units, they pulled off an “American Dunkirk” and saved the army by navigating the treacherous river to Manhattan.

At the right time in the right place, the Marbleheaders, a group of white, black, Hispanic, and Native American soldiers, repeatedly altered the course of events, and their story shines new light on our understanding of the American Revolution. As the historian Patrick K. O’Donnell recounts, beginning nearly a decade before the war started, Marbleheaders such as Elbridge Gerry and Azor Orne spearheaded the break with Britain and helped shape the United States through governing, building alliances, seizing British ships, forging critical supply lines, and establishing the origins of the US Navy.

The Marblehead Regiment, led by John Glover, became truly indispensable. Marbleheaders battled at Lexington and on Bunker Hill and formed the elite Guard that protected George Washington, foreshadowing today’s Secret Service. Then the special operations–like regiment, against all odds, conveyed 2,400 of Washington’s men across the ice-filled Delaware River on Christmas night of 1776, delivering the surprise attack on Trenton that changed the course of history . . .

The Marbleheaders’ story, never fully told before now, makes The Indispensables a vital addition to the literature of the American Revolution.
Jul 19, 2021
1515: James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021.
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This photo in the Bolton Family album shows the fire on January 5th, 1945.. This school came to a sad end when it burned to the ground on Jan. 5 1945. The fire was caused by a torch used to thaw frozen water pipes. Within three days classes commenced in the community hall across the road.'.


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James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. 

Really Good Schools: Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education -  Hardcover – April 12, 2021.by James Tooley (Author)


“James Tooley has taken his argument about the transformative power of low-cost private education to a new and revelatory level in Really Good Schools. This is a bold and inspiring manifesto for a global revolution in education.”

—Niall C. Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Almost overnight a virus has brought into question America’s nearly 200-year-old government-run K-12 school-system—and prompted an urgent search for alternatives. But where should we turn to find them? 

Enter James Tooley’s Really Good Schools.

A distinguished scholar of education and the world’s foremost expert on private, low-cost innovative education, Tooley takes readers to some of the world’s most impoverished communities located in some of the world’s most dangerous places—including such war-torn countries as Sierra Leone, Liberia, and South Sudan. 

And there, in places where education “experts” fear to tread, Tooley finds thriving private schools that government, multinational NGOs, and even international charity officials deny exist. 

Why? 

Because the very existence of low-cost, high-quality private schools shatters the prevailing myth in the U.S., U.K., and western Europe that, absent government, affordable, high-quality schools for the poor could not exist.

But they do. And they are ubiquitous and in high demand. Founded by unheralded, local educational entrepreneurs, these schools are proving that self-organized education is not just possible but flourishing—often enrolling far more students than “free” government schools do at prices within reach of even the most impoverished families.

In the course of his analysis Tooley asks the key questions:

■ What proportion of poor children is served?

■ How good are the private schools? 

■ What are the business models for these schools? 

■ And can they be replicated and improved? 

The evidence is in. In poor urban and rural areas around the world, children in low-cost private schools outperform those in government schools. And the schools do so for a fraction of the per-pupil cost.

Thanks to the pandemic, parents in America and Europe are discovering that the education of their children is indeed possible—and likely far better—without government meddlingwith rigid seat-time mandates, outdated school calendars, absurd age-driven grade levels, and worse testing regimes. And having experienced the first fruits of educational freedom, parents will be increasingly open to the possibilities of ever greater educational entrepreneurship and innovation. 

Thankfully, they have Really Good Schools to show the way
Jul 19, 2021
1515: David Grantham #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview, April 5, 2021.
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David Grantham #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview, April 5, 2021.

Consequences: An Intelligence Officer's War; Paperback – November 11, 2020. by David Grantham  (Author)


https://www.amazon.com/Consequences-Intelligence-Officers-David-Grantham/dp/098440631X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

“Very little has been written on the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations efforts in the global war on terror. Consequences by David Grantham provides a unique and fascinating window into the nuts and bolts of OSI counterintelligence operations. You won’t be disappointed.”– Fred Burton, author of Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah’s War Against America   In 2020, ISIS followers are being encouraged to use COVID-19 to sicken Westerners. An ISIS supporter attacked a Naval base in Corpus Christi, Texas. Iran and the United States exchanged blows in Iraq. We are still living in the long shadow of the Iraq War.

In 2006, David Grantham was fresh out of college and serving as a counterintelligence officer with the elite and secretive Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Iraq was veering toward civil war. The U.S. military desperately needed better on-the-ground intelligence to turn the tide. Grantham found himself in Kuwait and Afghanistan, then at Iraq’s infamous American prison, Camp Bucca. Not only was Bucca the breeding ground for the Islamic State, it was in southern Iraq, where America’s deadly fight with Iran was an open secret.

Consequences is both a riveting, behind-the-scenes look at intelligence operations at the height of the Iraq war, and a charming and sobering story of one man’s journey through the pleasures and consequences that come with wartime intelligence.

Jul 19, 2021
1515: Jerry Hendrix #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview, March 23, 2021
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Jerry Hendrix #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview, March 23, 2021

To Provide and Maintain a Navy: Why Naval Primacy Is America's First, Best Strategy, Hardcover – December 19, 2020 by Henry J Hendrix (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/Provide-Maintain-Navy-Americas-Strategy/dp/0960039198


The national conversation regarding the United States Navy has, for far too long, been focused on the popular question of how many ships does the service need? To Provide and Maintain a Navy, a succinct but encompassing treatise on sea power by Dr. Henry J "Jerry" Hendrix, goes beyond the numbers to reveal the crucial importance of Mare Liberum (Free Sea) to the development of the Western thought and the rules-based order that currently governs the global commons that is the high seas. Proceeding from this philosophical basis, Hendrix explores how a "free sea" gave way to free trade and the central role sea-borne commercial trade has played in the overall rise in global living standards. This is followed by analysis of how the relative naval balance of power has played out in naval battles and wars over the centuries and how the dominance of the United States Navy following World War II has resulted in seven decades of unprecedented peace on the world's oceans. He further considers how, in the years that followed the demise of the Soviet Union, both China and Russia began laying the groundwork to challenge the United States's maritime leadership and upend five centuries of naval precedents in order to establish a new approach to sovereignty over the world's seas. It is only at this point that Dr. Hendrix approaches the question of the number of ships required for the United States Navy, the industrial base required to build them, and the importance of once again aligning the nation's strategic outlook to that of a "seapower" in order effectively and efficiently to address the rising threat. To Provide and Maintain a Navy is brief enough to be read in a weekend but deep enough to inform the reader as to the numerous complexities surrounding what promises to be the most important strategic conversation facing the United States as it enters a new age of great power competition with not one, but two, nations who seek nothing less than to close and control the world's seas.
Jul 19, 2021
1515: Terry Anderson #Unbound. The complete forty-minute interview. April 6, 2021 LXX
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Terry Anderson #Unbound. The complete forty-minute interview. April 6, 2021 LXX


Adapt and Be Adept: Market Responses to Climate Change    Paperback – April 1, 2021. by Terry Anderson . (Editor)


https://www.amazon.com/Adapt-Be-Adept-Responses-Climate/dp/0817924558/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1619395663&refinements=p_27%3ATerry+Anderson&s=books&sr=1-1

How can markets help us adapt to the challenges of climate change? Editor Terry L. Anderson brings together this collection of essays featuring the work of nine leading policy analysts, who argue that market forces are just as important as government regulation in shaping climate policy—and should be at the heart of our response to helping societies adapt to climate change.

Anderson notes in his introduction that most current climate policies such as the Paris Agreement require hard-to-enforce collective action and focus on reducing or mitigating greenhouse gases rather than adapting to their negative effects. Adaptive actions can typically deliver much more, faster and more cheaply than any realistic climate policy. The authors tackle a range of issues: the hidden costs of renewable energy sources, the political obstacles surrounding climate change policy, insurance and financial instruments for pricing risk of exposure to the effects of climate change, and more.

Reliance on emerging renewable energies and a carbon tax are not enough to prevent the effects of global warming, they argue. We must encourage more private action and market incentives to adapt to a rapidly changing climate.
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Jul 19, 2021
1515: Holly Fretwell #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. April 12, 2021. LXX
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Holly Fretwell  #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview.  April 12, 2021. LXX

Fix America’s Forests: Reforms to Restore National Forests and Tackle the Wildfire Crisis. Holly Fretwell , Jonathan Wood April 12, 2021

 
https://www.perc.org/2021/04/12/fix-americas-forests-reforms-to-restore-national-forests-and-tackle-the-wildfire-crisis/

In 2020, the largest wildfire in California history scorched six counties in the northern part of the state. The August Complex Fire burned more than one million acres across three national forests and destroyed hundreds of structures. But devastating fires are not limited to California. Across the West, more than 10 million acres burned in 2020—a record in modern history. These fires consumed more than 17,500 structures and more than $3.5 billion in firefighting costs.Tragically, dozens of lives were lost, and many more people were displaced by evacuation orders. Fires released smoke that degraded air quality nearby and hundreds of miles away. They also destroyed wildlife habitat, including for imperiled species, and the fires’ aftereffects will soon lead to erosion that harms water quality in local watersheds
Jul 19, 2021
1515: Charlie Pellegrino #Unbound: the complete, twenty-minute interview, June 18, 2021. LXX
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Charlie Pellegrino #Unbound: the complete, twenty-minute interview, June 18, 2021. LXX


Finding the Hero of Herculaneum two thousand years later. Charles Pellegrino
https://news.yahoo.com/2-000-old-skeleton-roman-135559332.html


Ghosts of Vesuvius: A New Look at the Last Days of Pompeii, How Towers Fall, and Other Strange Connections    Paperback – August 9, 2005 by Charles R Pellegrino


https://www.amazon.com/Ghosts-Vesuvius-Pompeii-Strange-Connections/dp/0060751002

A fascinating look at Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Vesuvius eruption in comparison with other historically significant volcanic eruptions, including the World Trade Center disaster. 

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, which obliterated the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, was a disaster that resounds to this day. Now, the palaeontologist Charles Pellegrino presents a wealth of new knowledge about the doomed towns—and brings to vivid life the people, their last moments, and the aftermath. 

The lessons learned from modern scrutiny of that ancient eruption produce disturbing echoes in the present. Dr Pellegrino, who worked at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 attack, shares his unique knowledge of the strange physics of volcanic 'downblast' and 'collapse column', drawing a direct link from past to present, and providing readers with a poignant glimpse into the last moments of the 'American Vesuvius'.
Jul 19, 2021
1514: #PodcastExtra: #PacificWatch: Opening Day at Del Mar and no mask in sight. @JCBliss #FriendsoftheHistoryDebatingSociety
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#PodcastExtra: #PacificWatch: Opening Day at Del Mar and no mask in sight.  @JCBliss #FriendsoftheHistoryDebatingSociety


https://www.dmtc.com/media/news/stable-notes-july-17-2021-1812
Jul 18, 2021
1514: #PodcastExtra: The Communist Cuba regime is the entire problem. @ThadMcCotter #FriendsoftheHistoryDebatingSociety
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#PodcastExtra: The Communist Cuba regime is the entire problem. @ThadMcCotter #FriendsoftheHistoryDebatingSociety

https://amgreatness.com/2021/07/16/the-american-left-needs-a-communist-cuba/
Jul 18, 2021
1513: #PodcastExtra: #TheGreatMigration: In Vilnius, the Lithuanians engage in an escalating information war with the Russian Federation. Michael Yon, Locals.com/YON #FriendsoftheHistoryDebatingSociety
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#PodcastExtra: #TheGreatMigration: In Vilnius, the Lithuanians engage in an escalating information war with the Russian Federation. Michael Yon, Locals.com/YON #FriendsoftheHistoryDebatingSociety




Jul 18, 2021
1513: #PodcastExtra: #TheGreatMigration: In Vilnius, the Pakistani migrant is headed for London; the African migrant is headed for Germany. @Michael Yon, Locals.com/YON #FriendsoftheHistoryDebatingSociety
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#PodcastExtra: #TheGreatMigration: In Vilnius, the Pakistani migrant is headed for London; the African migrant is headed for Germany. @Michael Yon, Locals.com/YON #FriendsoftheHistoryDebatingSociety






Jul 18, 2021
1513: #PodcastExtra: 2/2: #Londinium90AD: General Milley's reported remark: "We're the guys with the guns." Michael Vlahos. #FriendsoftheHistoryDebatingSociety
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#PodcastExtra: 2/2: #Londinium90AD: General Milley's reported remark: "We're the guys with the guns." Michael Vlahos. #FriendsoftheHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/15/mark-milley-feared-coup-after-trump-lost-to-biden-book.html
Jul 18, 2021
1513: #PodcastExtra: 1/2: #Londinium90AD: Gaius & Germanicus remember with foreboding the Year of Four Emperors. Michael Vlahos. #FriendsoftheHistoryDebatingSociety
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#PodcastExtra: 1/2: #Londinium90AD: Gaius & Germanicus remember with foreboding the Year of Four Emperors.   Michael Vlahos. #FriendsoftheHistoryDebatingSociety


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Jul 18, 2021
1511: #SmallBusinessAmerica: Our pets, our pandemic devotion.@GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer
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#SmallBusinessAmerica: Our pets, our pandemic devotion.@GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

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Jul 17, 2021
1511: #SmallBusinessAmerica: Rise of the Right to Repair Cadres, led by Wozniak. @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer
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Jul 17, 2021
1511: #GuestPodcast: Four Star Forum with Gen. David L. Goldfein, USAF (ret.), former chief of staff of the United States Air Force. @FRoseDC
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#GuestPodcast: Four Star Forum with Gen. David L. Goldfein, USAF (ret.), former chief of staff of the United States Air Force. @FRoseDC

Goal is deterrence; if that fails engage in the next war.  
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The Biden administration will release its National Defense Strategy in 2022, along with a series of other strategy documents that detail the war—or wars—the defense department is preparing for, and expecting to fight. One of the leaders who focused on the wars of the future during his time in uniform is Gen. David Goldfein (USAF ret.). He was the 21st Chief of Staff of the Air Force (2016-2020). The Space Force, and the concepts behind Joint All Domain Command and Control, took hold under his tenure. Gen. Goldfein discusses what the data-driven fight of the future will look like. Gen. Goldfein also draws on his time in command in Afghanistan to assess the exit of the military from that country.

"Rapid Innovation Requires Risk"

Jul 17, 2021
1511: #Londinium90AD: Gaius & Germanicus philosophize of the two-thousand-year-old tradition of the violent endings of emperors. Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis
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Photo: The rediscovery of Tacitus's works revived English interest in Boudica, particularly during the 19th century, when she was used as a symbol for Queen Victoria and the British Empire. (Boadicea and Her Daughters by Thomas Thornycroft, 1860s, cast by his sonin 1902.)

Here:  An engraving by William Sharp published in 1793, based on Boadicea Haranguing the Britons (called Boudicca, or Boadicea) by John Opie (died 1807). 

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#Londinium90AD: Gaius & Germanicus philosophize of the two-thousand-year-old tradition of the violent endings of emperors.  Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis


Boadicea was a Celtic queen who led a revolt against Roman rule in ancient Britain in A.D. 60 or 61. ... Like other ancient Celtic women, Boudica had trained as a warrior, including fighting techniques and the use of weapons

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nero
Jul 17, 2021
1512: Fintech Start-Up Planet. Matthieu Favas @TheEconomist
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Photo:  Mme Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, addressing in 2018 at the Singapore FinTech Festival, the largest FinTech festival in the world.

Fintech Start-Up Planet.  Matthieu Favas @TheEconomist

Financial technology is the technology and innovation that aims to compete with traditional financial methods in the delivery of financial services.

Jul 17, 2021
1512: China bills the UN. @JoshRogin @WashingtonPost
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Photo:  Chinese money changer on a street of Kansu*, a crossroads of the big commercial roads linking China, Tibet, interior Mongolia, Kokonor, Turkestan, and the Sinkiang**.

China's cynical vaccine diplomacy; & What is to be done?
@JoshRogin @WashingtonPost
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/15/china-charging-un-for-vaccine-when-us-is-donating/

*, ** These two use Wade-GIles transliteration; modern usage is Gansu and Xinjiang (or perhaps Hsin jiang).
Jul 17, 2021
1512: The Buckeye State prospers while Washington squabbles. Dan Henninger @WSJOpinion
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Photo: Mule Deet on hind legs to reach green Buckeye leaves.


Dan Henninger @WSJOpinion
The Buckeye State prospers while Washington squabbles..


 
Jul 17, 2021
1512: California drought: La Niña will not bring relief. Jeff Bliss @JCBliss #PacificWatch
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Photo:  La Niña, the counterpart to El Nino, alters rainfall patterns over the Pacific and Indian Ocean basins. La Nina develops when stronger-than-average trade winds push the warm surface waters of the equatorial Pacific west.  Since cold water rises to replace the warm water, La Nina leaves the eastern and central Pacific Ocean much cooler than normal, while the western Pacific is much warmer than normal.  These anomalies in sea surface temperature are mirrored in rainfall patterns, with warmer-than-normal temperatures resulting in enhanced rainfall.  In general, La Nina brings unusually heavy rain to the West Pacific, Indonesia, parts of Southeast Asia, and northern Australia.

Jeff Bliss @JCBliss #PacificWatch 

La Niña will not bring relief. Jeff Bliss @JCBliss #PacificWatch 

California drought: La Niña could dash hopes of desperately needed rain this winter -- The punishing drought conditions afflicting most of California are expected to endure for months, climate experts with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association said Thursday. There is a 60% chance, NOAA experts said, of a La Niña event this winter — conditions that would likely bring about a cool and very dry winter. San Francisco Chronicle


Jul 17, 2021
1511: The last best hope for fixing Hubble remotely. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com LXX
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Photo: Hubble View of a Dying Star
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The last best hope for fixing Hubble remotely.  Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com LXX

https://behindtheblack.com/?s=Hubble
Jul 17, 2021
1511: 21st Century Regulating a Texas spaceport. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com LXX
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Photo: Federal Aviation Administration Records Center, 300 West King Street, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W


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21st Century Regulating a Texas spaceport. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com LXX

https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/essays-and-commentaries/faa-threatens-shutdown-of-spacexs-starship-program-at-boca-chica/
Jul 17, 2021
1510: 8/8 Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 2
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8/8  Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 2
Jul 17, 2021
1510: 7/8 Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 2
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7/8  Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 2
Jul 17, 2021
1510: 6/8 Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 2
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6/8  Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 2
Jul 17, 2021
1510: 5/8 Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 2
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Photo:  Scholarship Medal


5/8  Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 2
Jul 17, 2021
1510: 4/8 Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 1
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Photo:  Nobility.  Fragment of a ceiling painting (possibly a dome decoration) depicting the personification of nobility with a crown in her hand on a cloud. She is surrounded by angels, two of whom wear a large crown.

 
4/8 Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 1
Jul 17, 2021
1510: 3/8 Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 1
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Photo: "Il vero merito" -- True merit. Dance in Europe: from Middle Ages to 18th Century.

3/8  Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 1
Jul 17, 2021
1510: 2/8 Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 1
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2/8  Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 1
Jul 17, 2021
1510: 1/8 Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 1
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Photo:  Reward of Merit


1/8  Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 1
https://www.amazon.com/Aristocracy-Talent-Meritocracy-Modern-World-ebook/dp/B08HGJTP1F

Adrian Wooldridge traces the history of meritocracy forged by the politicians and officials who introduced the revolutionary principle of open competition, the psychologists who devised methods for measuring natural mental abilities and the educationalists who built ladders of educational opportunity. He looks outside western cultures and shows what transformative effects it has had everywhere it has been adopted, especially once women were brought into the meritocractic system.
Jul 17, 2021
1509: #HotelMars: Helping to build a moon colony in 3-D online. Kim Holder, Moonwards.com. David Livingston. moonwards.com
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Photo: Mountain ranges on the moon
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#HotelMars: Helping to build a moon colony in 3-D online. Kim Holder, Moonwards.com. David Livingston. moonwards.com


https://www.moonwards.com/gameplay/
Jul 16, 2021
1509: #TheScalaReport: Ohio reforms taxes on enterprise to attract investment; & What is to be done? Chris Riegel, CEO @ScalaInc @STRATACACHE
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Photo:  Marietta, Ohio. Elder lawyer, veteran of Spanish-American War, registering for civilian defense in basement of the courthouse.
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#TheScalaReport: Ohio reforms taxes on enterprise to attract investment; & What is to be done? Chris Riegel, CEO @ScalaInc @STRATACACHE

https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/ohio-compete-business-investment-tax-rates

Municipal Stadium and Union Terminal Tower From Boat Landing (NBY 6530)

Jul 16, 2021
1509: Azzurri: A silence at the moment of victory, and then an explosion of joy. Lorenzo Fiori. Ansaldo Foundation, Genoa and Milano.
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Photo: Italian football team at Arena Civica in Milan, 15 May 1910, before the match against France.

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Azzurri: A silence at the moment of victory, and then an explosion of joy.  Lorenzo Fiori. Ansaldo Foundation, Genoa and Milano.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/11/sports/soccer/italy-wins-european-championship.html
Jul 16, 2021
1509: Lagarde of the ECB follows exactly the monetary uncertainty of Jerome Powell of Federal Reserve. @VerodeRugy @Mercatus
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Photo: Frankfurt am Main, office building (die Europäische Zentralbank) from der Alte Mainbrücke.

11 August 2016.  Source | Own work:  Michielverbeek. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

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Lagarde of the ECB follows exactly the monetary uncertainty of Jerome Powell of Federal Reserve. @VerodeRugy @Mercatus

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/finance/topstories/persistent-ecb-wont-tighten-too-early-lagarde-says/ar-AAM5lxX
Jul 16, 2021
1509: Tehran threatens 90% enrichment unless. Benham ben Taleblu @FDD
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Photo:  Drawing of [civilian] nuclear reactor uranium "pile." Photograph taken January 27, 1950

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Tehran threatens 90% enrichment unless. Benham ben Taleblu @FDD


https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/rouhani-says-iran-can-enrich-uranium-90-purity-if-needed-mehr-2021-07-14/
Jul 16, 2021
1509: Tehran agents plot to abduct an American citizen from Manhattan. Benham ben Taleblu @FDD
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Photo:  Hades abducting Persephone, fresco in the small royal tomb at Vergina, Macedonia, Greece..

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Tehran agents plot to abduct an American citizen from Manhattan. Benham ben Taleblu @FDD



https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/us-news/2021/07/13/us-charges-four-iranians-in-plot-to-kidnap-journalist-in-new-york/


https://www.kurdistan24.net/en/story/25014-Iran-tells-Iraqi-militias-to-attack-US,-while-Pentagon-affirms-right-of-self-defense
 
Jul 16, 2021
1509: Will Erin O'Toole challenge Justin Trudeau on the sluggish double vaccination protocols? @ConradMBlack @NationalPost
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Photo: Graphic from part two in a series of explainers on vaccine development and distribution. Originally published on the World Health Organization, Newsroom, Feature stories, How are vaccines developed?.

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Will Erin O'Toole challenge Justin Trudeau on the sluggish double vaccination protocols? @ConradMBlack @NationalPost

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/conrad-black-justin-trudeau-should-be-wary-of-calling-a-narcissistic-election
Jul 16, 2021
1509: Cuban healthcare is falsehood; & What is to be done? @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion
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Photo: The Hospital de San Felipe in Havana (in 1900), a healthcare educational facility built by the religious order San Juan de Dios in the mid-19th century.

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Cuban healthcare is falsehood & What is to be done? @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion

https://www.wsj.com/articles/behind-cubas-covid-uprising-11626042703?st=a524sle364cx5pb&reflink=article_copyURL_share
Jul 15, 2021
1508: 4/4 Preparing for the worst-case Taiwan. Admiral Gary Roughead,USN (ret) @Adm_GaryR ; and Professor Joe Felter, @HooverInst
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Photo:   The Soviet Volunteer Group, in the name of the Republic of China, took off from Hankou, China, and bombed Songshan, Taipei. Afterwards, China claimed to have destroyed 40 military planes in Taiwan. Taiwan claimed that civilian houses were destroyed and civilians were killed.

4/4  Preparing for the worst-case Taiwan. Admiral Gary Roughead,USN (ret) @Adm_GaryR ; and Professor Joe Felter, @HooverInst 
 
 
Jul 15, 2021
1508: 3/4 Preparing for the worst-case Taiwan. Admiral Gary Roughead,USN (ret) @Adm_GaryR ; and Professor Joe Felter, @HooverInst
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Photo:  The Self-Sacrifice of Pastor Hambroeck on Formosa, 1661

3/4  Preparing for the worst-case Taiwan. Admiral Gary Roughead,USN (ret) @Adm_GaryR ; and Professor Joe Felter, @HooverInst

 
 
Jul 15, 2021
1508: 2/4 Preparing for the worst-case Taiwan. Admiral Gary Roughead,USN (ret) @Adm_GaryR ; and Professor Joe Felter, @HooverInst
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Photo:  Anti-communism in Taiwan, 1953

2/4  Preparing for the worst-case Taiwan. Admiral Gary Roughead,USN (ret) @Adm_GaryR ; and Professor Joe Felter, @HooverInst
 
 
 
 
Jul 15, 2021
1508: 1/4 Preparing for the worst-case Taiwan. Admiral Gary Roughead,USN (ret) @Adm_GaryR ; and Professor Joe Felter, @HooverInst
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Photo:  Preface by Arthur W. Hummel reads: An album on the aborigines in Taiwan (Formosa).  The album depicts vividly the conditions of Formosa of about a century ago [close to two centuries today].  There are twelve paintings in this folded album, showing life and customs on the island. First: boys learning how to pound the grain and boys in school engaging in recitation; 

1/4  Preparing for the worst-case Taiwan. Admiral Gary Roughead,USN (ret) @Adm_GaryR ; and Professor Joe Felter, @HooverInst
 
 
Jul 15, 2021
1508: 2/2 The birth of the Lithium Ion Battery in an Exxon lab. Vijay Vaitheeswaran @TheEconomist
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Photo: A nanoforest of nanowire lithium-ion batteries.
See also www.nist.gov/mml/msed/microscopic_batteries092614.cfm


2/2  The birth of the Lithium Ion Battery in an Exxon lab. Vijay Vaitheeswaran @TheEconomist

https://www.economist.com/podcasts/2021/06/21/the-battery-that-powers-the-world
Jul 15, 2021
1508: 1/2 The birth of the Lithium Ion Battery in an Exxon lab. Vijay Vaitheeswaran @TheEconomist
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Photo: A nanoforest of nanowire lithium-ion batteries.
See also www.nist.gov/mml/msed/microscopic_batteries092614.cfm


1/2  The birth of the Lithium Ion Battery in an Exxon lab. Vijay Vaitheeswaran @TheEconomist

https://www.economist.com/podcasts/2021/06/21/the-battery-that-powers-the-world
Jul 15, 2021
1508: 2/2 Iran's Zarif claims the U.S. is willing to lift nearly all Iran sanctions for return to dangerous 2015 nuclear deal. Aaron Klein @aaronkleinshow
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Photo: Mirza Abolhassan Khan Ilchi, Persian foreign mister under the Qajars.  He served from 1824 to 1834, and then again from 1838 until his death in 1846. He also served as the ambassador to Russia and the United Kingdom, and was the main Iranian delegate at the signing of the notorious Treaty of Gulistan (1813) 
      Exhibit in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

2/2   Iran's Zarif claims the U.S. is willing to lift nearly all Iran sanctions for return to dangerous 2015 nuclear deal.  Aaron Klein @aaronkleinshow  
Jul 15, 2021
1508: 1/2 Iran's Zarif claims the U.S. is willing to lift nearly all Iran sanctions for return to dangerous 2015 nuclear deal. Aaron Klein @aaronkleinshow
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Photo:   The Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meeting with UK foreign minister Boris Johnson in Tehran 2017-12-09 01   Tasnim News Agency

1/2   Iran's Zarif claims the U.S. is willing to lift nearly all Iran sanctions for return to dangerous 2015 nuclear deal.  Aaron Klein @aaronkleinshow  
Jul 15, 2021
1507: 2/2 The Chinese plan to take over the global telecommunication rule book; & What is to be done? Emily de la Bruyere & Nathan Picarsi, @FDD https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/06/30/international-telecommunication-union/
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Photo:  FlightConnections.com provides an overview of all flight routes worldwide.   https://www.flightconnections.com

2/2  The Chinese plan to take over the global telecommunication rule book; & What is to be done?   Emily de la Bruyere & Nathan Picarsi, @FDD https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/06/30/international-telecommunication-union/
Jul 15, 2021
1507: 1/2 The Chinese plan to take over the global telecommunication rule book; & What is to be done? Emily de la Bruyere & Nathan Picarsi, @FDD https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/06/30/international-telecommunication-union/
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Photo:  A female pilot at Dr. E. Thulin's flight school, Fucker Ruth Bergman and Mr. C.A. Werstman (Sweden's youngest pilot, 17 years). The picture was published in Hvar 8 Day XVIII: 42, July 1917.


1/2  The Chinese plan to take over the global telecommunication rule book; & What is to be done?   Emily de la Bruyere & Nathan Picarsi, @FDD https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/06/30/international-telecommunication-union/
Jul 15, 2021
1506: Brave little Ingenuity is the delight of the mission. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo: NInfgenuoity's cousin Curiosity.
            This engineering drawing shows the location of the arm on NASA Curiosity rover, in addition to the arm turret, which holds two instruments and three tools. The arm places and holds turret-mounted tools on rock and soil targets.
NASA/JPL-Caltech

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Brave little Ingenuity is the delight of the mission. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com


https://behindtheblack.com/?s=Ingenuity
Jul 15, 2021
1506: Market-makers not quite in orbit. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo: VAN HORN, Texas – Blue Origin’s New Shepard crew capsule touched down 1,630 feet from the its simulated propulsion module launch pad at the company's West Texas launch site, completing a successful test of its New Shepard crew capsule escape system.
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Market-makers not quite in orbit. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/faa-approves-blue-origins-license-for-commercial-suborbital-passenger-flights/


Jul 15, 2021
1505: Readiness in East Asia and the Surface Warfare Officer class of the US Navy, 2021. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. James Holmes @TheNavalWarCollege
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Photo: A surrogate missile is launched from a water-piercing missile launcher at Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane during proof of concept testing.
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Readiness in East Asia and the Surface Warfare Officer class of the US Navy, 2021.@GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. James Holmes @TheNavalWarCollege 

Blogger at The Naval Diplomat (https://navaldiplomat.com/), on these: 


Jul 15, 2021
1505: PLA Air Force provokes Taiwan with 1960s antique; & What is to be done? @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo: A Pakistani F-7 conducts a training mission during a multinational exercise, Dec. 9, 2009, in Southwest Asia. Aircrews from France, Jordan, Pakistan, the U.K., and the U.S. trained together in the Air Forces Central area of responsibility in fighting a large-scale air war.

  • Last month, a Chinese "island encirclement exercise" featured four J-7 fighter jets.
  • The J-7 dates back to the 1960s and can be turned into an unmanned aerial vehicle.
  • Retired warplanes turned into drones can be used to confuse air-defense systems, and China has embraced them as a low-cost, no-casualty option.


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PLA Air Force provokes Taiwan with 1960s antique & What is to be done? @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

Rick Fisher, senior Fellow on Asian Military Affairs at the International Assessment and Strategy Center, in re:  
Jul 15, 2021
1505: Delta variant sweeps Russia from the Moscow metro to the black earth of Tambov. Felix_Light @CBSNews
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Photo: Market day in the country: at the gates of Lysino, an estate in the province of Tambov (Zeno Photography).

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Delta variant sweeps Russia from the Moscow metro to the black earth of Tambov.  Felix_Light @CBSNews



https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/07/14/russia-marks-highest-ever-covid-19-death-toll-for-second-day-a74517
Jul 15, 2021
1505: Ninety-seven percent of India believes in God: Hindu, Moslem and Christian. Sadanand @Dhume @WSJOpinion
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Photo: God creates the sun and the moon.
            Fourth day of creation, in which the sun, moon and stars are created. God the Father hovers over the Earth and places the sun and moon in the sky. 

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Ninety-seven percent of India believes in God: Hindu, Moslem and Christian. Sadanand @Dhume @WSJOpinion

https://www.wsj.com/articles/southern-india-leads-the-way-to-tolerance-11625782002?st=k84khjboqadwspg&reflink=article_copyURL_share


Jul 15, 2021
1504: "If you ignore the parts of the data you don't like, you're going to make a mistake." @Henry Curr @TheEconomist London
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Photo: The Inflation Waltz, music.

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"If you ignore the parts of the data you don't like, you're going to make a mistake." @Henry Curr @TheEconomist London


https://www.economist.com/briefing/2021/07/10/surprising-levels-of-inflation-are-increasingly-being-driven-by-wages-not-goods
Jul 15, 2021
1504: What can go wrong and why in the global recovery? Henry Curr @TheEconomist
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Photo: On the road to economic recovery: Highway 37 repaired
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What can go wrong and why in the global recovery? Henry Curr @TheEconomist London

https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/07/10/the-new-fault-lines-on-which-the-world-economy-rests?utm_medium=pr&utm_source=us-e
Jul 15, 2021
1504: #KabulDiary: Siege tactics in a warlord war. Jeff McCausland @CBSNews
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Photo: An Afghan and coalition security force member arrested a Taliban
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#KabulDiary: Siege tactics in a warlord war. Jeff McCausland @CBSNews

https://www.wsj.com/articles/turkey-u-s-make-progress-in-kabul-airport-talks-prompting-taliban-threat-11626206375
Jul 15, 2021
1504: #KabulDiary: Turkey at the airport. Jeff McCausland @CBSNews
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Photo: Two Afghan men load bags of flour onto the back of an open truck at Kabul International Airport
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#KabulDiary: Turkey at the airport.  Jeff McCausland @CBSNews

https://www.wsj.com/articles/turkey-u-s-make-progress-in-kabul-airport-talks-prompting-taliban-threat-11626206375
Jul 15, 2021
1504: Scotland masks until Christmas. Simon Constable Edinburgh, Scotland. @TheRealConstable
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Photo: Deer stalkers on Glenfeshie Estate spying with monoculars, ca. 1858.

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Scotland masks until Christmas. Simon Constable Edinburgh, Scotland. @TheRealConstable


https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-57829591
Jul 15, 2021
1504: Food security and petrol supply at risk in Johannesburg and Durban disorder. @Debora_Patta @CBSNews
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Photo: Durban, South Africa.


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Food security and petrol supply at risk in Johannesburg and Durban disorder. @Debora_Patta @CBSNews

https://twitter.com/Debora_Patta/status/1415291588587278338?s=20

https://www.wsj.com/articles/south-africa-riots-whats-happening-11626280457

Jul 15, 2021
1504: 2/2: The middle three of the Roberts Court @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst
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Photo: SUPREME COURT, U.S. TAFT COURT
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2/2: The middle three of the Roberts Court @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst


https://www.usatoday.com/restricted/?return=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usatoday.com%2Fstory%2Fnews%2Fpolitics%2F2021%2F07%2F10%2Fchief-justice-john-roberts-influence-still-felt-supreme-court%2F7873768002%2F
Jul 14, 2021
1504: 1/2: The middle three of the Roberts Court @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst
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Photo: Supreme Court of the United States - Roberts Court 2018
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1/2: The middle three of the Roberts Court @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

https://www.usatoday.com/restricted/?return=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usatoday.com%2Fstory%2Fnews%2Fpolitics%2F2021%2F07%2F10%2Fchief-justice-john-roberts-influence-still-felt-supreme-court%2F7873768002%2F
Jul 14, 2021
1504: 2/2: The discovered joys of Route 20 Small Town America? SalenaZito.com. @DCExaminer
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Photo: Bob's Yankee Diner, Route 20, Charlton, Worcester County, MA
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2/2: The discovered joys of Route 20 Small Town America? SalenaZito.com. @DCExaminer

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/seeing-america-from-the-ground
Jul 14, 2021
1504: 1/2: The discovered joys of Route 20 Small Town America? SalenaZito.com. @DCExaminer
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Photo: Sign for US 20 along with the sign for State Route 7 in Conneaut, Ohio.

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1/2: The discovered joys of Route 20 Small Town America? SalenaZito.com. @DCExaminer

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/seeing-america-from-the-ground
Jul 14, 2021
1503: 2/2. Ukraine has the largest lithium deposit in Europe. Jim Brooke, Ukraine Business News.
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Photo: Lithium under paraffin oil 
Photographer: Tomihahndorf

2/2.  Ukraine has the largest lithium deposit in Europe. Jim Brooke, Ukraine Business News.
Jul 14, 2021
1503: 1/2. Ukraine begs Germany to turn off Nordstream2 Jim Brooke, Ukraine Business News.
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Photo:   Fair (Little Rus), 1885 oil on canvas painting by Vladimir Egorovich Makovsky.

1/2.  Ukraine begs Germany to turn off Nordstream2 Jim Brooke, Ukraine Business News.
Jul 14, 2021
1503: 2/2. Who gave manpads to the Tigray Popular Liberation Front, and why? Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs
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Photo:  Hand Cross (mäsqäl qǝddase or yäǝṭan). Metropolitan Museum of Art.

2/2.  Who gave manpads to the Tigray Popular Liberation Front, and why?  Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs
Jul 14, 2021
1503: 1/2. China lacks water, food and security, and Xi knows it. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs
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Photo: Grain. A home mill. Women and children take the place of the donkey in all but prosperous homes
            Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card.
Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: L.M. Mead, China famine relie

1/2.  China lacks water, food and security, and Xi knows it.  Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs
Jul 14, 2021
1503: 4/4. #NewWorldReport What are the patterns of street protests in South America? Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Brazil. Buenos Aires, Caracas, Managua, Bogota. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal. Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://
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4/4. #NewWorldReport  What are the patterns of street protests in South America?  Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Brazil. Buenos Aires, Caracas, Managua, Bogota. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal. Joseph Humire @JMHumire  @SecureFreeSoc    https://www.securefreesociety.org    
Jul 14, 2021
1503: 3/4. #NewWorldReport The most powerful unions in South America are the teachers’s unions. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal. Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org
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3/4. #NewWorldReport  The most powerful unions in South America are the teachers’s unions. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal. Joseph Humire @JMHumire  @SecureFreeSoc    https://www.securefreesociety.org  
 

". . . The demands made by the teachers—better salaries, more resources, a rejection of school privatization—in many ways mirror the seminal issues raised by teachers’ unions in the United States. But the aggressive, confrontational public acts embraced by many labor organizations in Central and South America as a way to sway government policies reveals a type of militancy rarely seen in teachers’ unions in the States. Some experts, in fact, believe that teachers in Latin America are becoming more radical."

". . . Last year in Guatemala, about 60,000 public school teachers went on strike for more than a month, calling for salary increases, as well as more textbooks and repairs to crumbling school buildings. At the height of the walkout, students, families, and indigenous groups joined teachers in shutting down the main airport and border crossings for several days.
       "The frequent teachers’ strikes and level of populist anger against some governments in Latin America is being driven in part, some observers say, by a broader convergence of social movements resisting “neoliberal” economic policies."

 
Jul 14, 2021
1503: 2/4. #NewWorldReport Haiti is the poorest country in the New World; and what is to be done? Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal. Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org
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https://haitinaturalclinic.org/in-times-of-corona/

2/4. #NewWorldReport   Haiti is the poorest country in the New World; and what is to be done? Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal. Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org
Jul 14, 2021
1503: 1/4. #NewWorldReport Cuba is the second-poorest country in the New World. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal. Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org
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1/4. #NewWorldReport   Cuba is the second-poorest country in the New World. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal. Joseph Humire @JMHumire  @SecureFreeSoc    https://www.securefreesociety.org    


Jul 14, 2021
1502: #LondonCalling: London Parks become London Lakes after the deluge of football hooligans and rain @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion
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"Come down to Kew in lilac-time" The British Contralto Carmen Hill-Peel:

Lyrics: 
Come down to Kew in lilac-time, in lilac-time, in lilac-time;
Come down to Kew in lilac-time (it isn't far from London!)
And you shall wander hand in hand with love in summer's wonderland;
Come down to Kew in lilac-time (it isn't far from London!)

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#LondonCalling:  London Parks become London Lakes after the deluge of football hooligans and rain @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/07/13/uk-weather-london-southern-england-hit-torrential-rain-floods/

London flooding: Tube and rail networks suspended after month's worth of rain falls in a day

Euston Station lines had to be shut down after the intense downpours on Monday evening, with people unable to travel in or out of the city

Known hooligans and gang members were among crowds of troublemakers who overwhelmed Wembley security to force their way into the stadium on Sunday, The Times understands.

One ticket holder reported seeing a knife in the stands and another said that Italian fans were beaten up.

Jul 14, 2021
1502: #LondonCalling: Boris Johnson hesitates on what can happen after July 19 @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion
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#LondonCalling:  Boris Johnson  hesitates on what can happen after July 19 @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion


https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hospital-admissions-will-soar-if-we-rush-to-lift-covid-19-restrictions-say-scientists-kvndjhwxl
England's new wave of coronavirus could put 2,000 people in hospital every day for six weeks, the government’s chief scientific modeller has said. Professor Graham Medley, chairman of the Sage modelling subgroup Spi-M, said that the latest spike in cases threatened to place a “considerable...




Jul 14, 2021
1502: #LondonCalling: Transitory inflation continues to rise from groceries to used cars. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion
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#LondonCalling:  Transitory inflation continues to rise from groceries to used cars.  @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

https://www.wsj.com/articles/us-inflation-consumer-price-index-june-2021-11626125947?mod=hp_lead_pos1

Rising prices reflect robust consumer demand boosted by widespread vaccinations, the ending of many business restrictions, trillions of dollars in federal pandemic relief and ample household savings. Stronger demand also has pushed employers to seek more workers and pay higher wages, as they struggle to hire.




U.S. consumer prices rose 5.4% in June from a year earlier, meaning inflation remains at its highest annual rate in 13 years. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had been forecasting a 5% rise.

In early trading, JPMorgan Chase shares fell 1.4% as the bank kicked off earnings season by saying second-quarter profit more than doubled, while markets revenue fell. Goldman Sachs ticked down 0.4% after the bank reported profits that beat analysts’ expectations.



Jul 14, 2021
1502: #LondonCalling: The ECB is changing its thinking about inflation; & What is to be done? @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion.
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#LondonCalling:  The ECB is changing its thinking about inflation;b & What is to be done? @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion.



https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2021-07-11/ecb-s-lagarde-on-inflation-target-climate-change-digital-euro

 
Jul 14, 2021
1502: International Criminal Court: ". . . while it ignores real crimes, both by dictators and its own employees." Orde Kittrie @FDD LXX
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International Criminal Court: ". . . while it ignores real crimes, both by dictators and its own employees." Orde Kittrie @FDD LXX

 https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/06/30/international-criminal-court/


Jul 14, 2021
1502: Free Trade, says Macron, is for the worker, not for the job; & What is to be done?. David Henderson @HooverInst LXX
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Free Trade, says Macron, is for the worker, not for the job; & What is to be done?. David Henderson @HooverInst LXX

https://www.hoover.org/research/dispelling-two-objections-free-trade

Jul 14, 2021
1502: Tehran orders its proxies to attack the process of normalization in the Abraham Accords. Tony Badran @FDD
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Tehran orders its proxies to attack the process of normalization in the Abraham Accords. Tony Badran @FDD

https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/06/01/who-started-the-gaza-war/
Jul 14, 2021
1502: The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) is long out of date. Tony Badran, @FDD
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The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) is long out of date. Tony Badran, @FDD

https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/06/30/united-nations-interim-force-in-lebanon/




Jul 14, 2021
1501: 2/2 The Birth of the Amazon Forest. Carlos Jaramillo, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. @ScienceMagazine
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2/2  The Birth of the Amazon Forest.  Carlos Jaramillo, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. @ScienceMagazine

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute: Panamá

The Birth of the Amazon Forest.
Extinction at the end-Cretaceous and the origin of modern, neotropical rainforests
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/372/6537/63


 
Jul 13, 2021
1501: 1/2 The Birth of the Amazon Forest. Carlos Jaramillo, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. @ScienceMagazine
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1/2  The Birth of the Amazon Forest..  Carlos Jaramillo, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. @ScienceMagazine

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute: Panamá

The Birth of the Amazon Forest.
Extinction at the end-Cretaceous and the origin of modern, neotropical rainforests
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/372/6537/63


 
Jul 13, 2021
1501: 2/2 Eric Adams aims to be the big, prosperous, practical-ideas mayor. @Siegel, Harry, @HarrySiegel @NYDailyNews
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2/2  Eric Adams aims to be the big, prosperous, practical-ideas mayor.
@Siegel, Harry, @HarrySiegel @NYDailyNews 
 
 
Jul 13, 2021
1501: 1/2 Eric Adams aims to be the big, prosperous, practical-ideas mayor. @Siegel, Harry, @HarrySiegel @NYDailyNews
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1/2  Eric Adams aims to be the big, prosperous, practical-ideas mayor.
@Siegel, Harry, @HarrySiegel @NYDailyNews 
 
 
Jul 13, 2021
1501: Fraser Howie (co-author, Red Capitalism) and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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The truth behind the rise of China and whether or not it will be able to maintain it.  How did China transform itself so quickly? In Red Capitalism: The Fragile Financial Foundation of China's Extraordinary Rise, Revised Edition Carl Walter and Fraser Howie go deep inside the Chinese financial machine to illuminate the social and political consequences of the unique business model that propelled China to economic powerhouse status, and question whether this rapid ascension really lives up to its reputation.



Fraser Howie (co-author, Red Capitalism) and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
Jul 13, 2021
1501: Huawei; and Hostage Diplomacy Fails Again in Canada Charles Burton and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Huawei; and Hostage Diplomacy Fails Again in Canada
Charles Burton and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill


Jul 13, 2021
1501: 2/2 The longtime tragedy of Haiti; & What is to be done? Amy Wilentz @TheNation, University of California Irvine
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François-Dominique Toussaint Louverture was a Haitian general and the most prominent leader of the Haitian revolution. A  former Haitian slave who led the only successful slave revolt in modern history, he fought to end slavery and gain Haiti’s independence from the European powers France and Spain. Forming an army of former slaves and deserters from the French and Spanish armies, he trained his followers in guerrilla warfare and successfully ended slavery in Hispaniola by 1795

2/2  The longtime tragedy of Haiti; & What is to be done?
Amy Wilentz @TheNation, University of California Irvine




Jul 13, 2021
1500: 1/2 The longtime tragedy of Haiti; & What is to be done? Amy Wilentz @TheNation, University of California Irvine
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1/2  The longtime tragedy of Haiti; & What is to be done?
Amy Wilentz @TheNation, University of California Irvine




Jul 13, 2021
1499: The fresh growth of Christina Lake cannabis in the burgeoning THC and CBD oils marketplace. Joel Dumaresq, CEO & Director, Christina Lake Cannabis, British Columbia, Canada.
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The fresh growth of Christina Lake cannabis in the burgeoning THC and CBD oils marketplace. Joel Dumaresq, CEO & Director, Christina Lake Cannabis, British Columbia, Canada.

IN USA trading symbol: C-L-C-F-F  

In Canada trading symbol: C-L-C

Christina Lake Cannabis Increases Average THC Concentration of Distillate Oils to 90.4%

June 15, 2021 in Press Releases

To Start the 2021 Growing Season, Christina Lake Cannabis Begins Transferring Over 45,000 Plants from the Greenhouse to the Field

May 19, 2021 in Press Releases

Christina Lake Cannabis Provides Q2 2021 Update Including R&D Milestones, Personnel Expansion, and Field Preparation for Upcoming Growing Season




Christina Lake sits in the heart of two intersecting valleys in British Columbia, Canada.

The unique geographic positioning creates a fertile delta and is one of the hottest parts of Canada making it one of the most desirable locations in North America for an outdoor cultivator.

The location provides several benefits:

Low Elevation

At 500m above sea level, our valley is one of the lowest in the Kootenay Boundary region and as such, it lends itself to an extended growing season that typically spans up to 8 months of the year.

Consistent Breezes

We receive a consistent breeze from the southern-facing valley that aids in the structural development of our plants as well as their respiration cycles and pest control.

Low Precipitation

With a low average rainfall of 500mm, 54% of which takes place over the winter, our outdoor crops are less susceptible to water damage, mildew and rot.

Ample Sunshine

Thanks to the characteristics of our latitudinal valley, our location is exposed to a prolonged abundance of full-spectrum sunshine.

Protective Valleys

Nestled in a lush private setting, our 32-acre starting property is protected from the influences of outside industries.

Jul 13, 2021
1499: 4/4: The Long War Journal map of Afghanistan tells the story of the decline and fall of Resolute Support; and the rise of the Taliban and its Al Qaeda brethren. @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDD
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4/4: The Long War Journal map of Afghanistan tells the story of the decline and fall of Resolute Support; and the rise of the Taliban and its Al Qaeda brethren. @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDD



https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/07/taliban-advances-as-u-s-completes-withdrawal.php
Jul 13, 2021
1499: 3/4: The Long War Journal map of Afghanistan tells the story of the decline and fall of Resolute Support; and the rise of the Taliban and its Al Qaeda brethren. @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDD LXX
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3/4: The Long War Journal map of Afghanistan tells the story of the decline and fall of Resolute Support; and the rise of the Taliban and its Al Qaeda brethren. @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDD LXX



https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/07/taliban-advances-as-u-s-completes-withdrawal.php
Jul 13, 2021
1499: 2/4: The Long War Journal map of Afghanistan tells the story of the decline and fall of Resolute Support; and the rise of the Taliban and its Al Qaeda brethren. @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDD
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2/4: The Long War Journal map of Afghanistan tells the story of the decline and fall of Resolute Support; and the rise of the Taliban and its Al Qaeda brethren. @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDD



https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/07/taliban-advances-as-u-s-completes-withdrawal.php
Jul 13, 2021
1499: 1/4: The Long War Journal map of Afghanistan tells the story of the decline and fall of Resolute Support; and the rise of the Taliban and its Al Qaeda brethren. @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDD
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1/4: The Long War Journal map of Afghanistan tells the story of the decline and fall of Resolute Support; and the rise of the Taliban and its Al Qaeda brethren. @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDD


https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/07/taliban-advances-as-u-s-completes-withdrawal.php
Jul 13, 2021
1499: The PRC moves to command a myriad of 20th-century utopian international bodies; & What is to be done? @CliffordDMay @FDD LXX
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The PRC moves to command a myriad of 20th-century utopian international bodies; & What is to be done? @CliffordDMay @FDD LXX

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jul/6/russia-and-chinas-conquest-of-the-united-nations/.
 


  


Jul 13, 2021
1499: The Biden Administration accepts big risks in departing Afghanistan. Katrina vanden Heuvel @KatNation @TheNation @WashingtonPost
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The Biden Administration accepts big risks in departing Afghanistan. Katrina vanden Heuvel @KatNation @TheNation @WashingtonPost

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/12/17/those-who-ran-afghanistan-war-lied-they-must-be-held-account/
Jul 13, 2021
1499: Nobody much likes big social media; & What is to be done? @LizPeek @TheHill @FoxNews
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Nobody much likes big social media; & What is to be done? @LizPeek @TheHill @FoxNews 
Jul 13, 2021
1499: China discards investors in order to corral Didi and Tik-Tok. @LizPeek @TheHill @FoxNews
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Didi Chuxing Technology Co. is a Chinese vehicle for hire company headquartered in Beijing with over 550 million users and tens of millions of drivers.


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China discards investors in order to corral Didi and Tik-Tok.  @LizPeek @TheHill @FoxNews

https://www.wsj.com/articles/bytedance-shelvedipo-intentions-after-chinese-regulators-warned-about-data-security-11626078000?mod=hp_lead_pos1


Jul 13, 2021
1498: C. J. Carey #UNBOUND: The complete, 20-minute interview, June 26, 2021
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C. J. Carey #UNBOUND: The complete, 20-minute interview, June 26, 2021

#LitCrit:  Widowland by C .J. Carey.  Paperback

https://www.amazon.com/Widowland/dp/1529411998/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Widowland&qid=1625274350&s=books&sr=1-1

London, 1953, the Coronation of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson.  Attended by the Leader of the German-Britain Alliance.
Jul 12, 2021
1498: Josh Rogin #Unbound: the complete, eighty-minute interview, March 21, 2021
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Josh Rogin #Unbound: the complete, eighty-minute interview, March 21, 2021

Chaos Under Heaven: Trump, Xi, and the Battle for the Twenty-First Century, Kindle Edition by Josh Rogin   Format: Kindle Edition


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08B364SKG/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

The explosive, behind-the-scenes story of Donald Trump’s high-stakes confrontation with Beijing, from an award-winning Washington Post columnist and peerless observer of the U.S.–China relationship

There was no calm before the storm. Donald Trump’s surprise electoral victory shattered the fragile understanding between Washington and Beijing, putting the most important relationship of the twenty-first century in the hands of a novice who had bitterly attacked China from the campaign trail. Almost as soon as he entered office, Trump brought to a boil the long-simmering rivalry between the two countries, while also striking up a “friendship” with Chinese president Xi Jinping — whose manipulations of his American counterpart would undermine the White House’s already disjointed response to the historic challenge of a rising China. All the while, Trump’s own officials fought to steer U.S. policy from within.

By the time the COVID-19 pandemic erupted in Wuhan, Trump’s love-hate relationship with Xi had sparked a trade war, while Xi’s aggression had pushed the world to the brink of a new Cold War. But their quarrel had also forced a long-overdue reckoning within the United States over China’s audacious foreign-influence operations, horrific human rights abuses, and creeping digital despotism. Ironically, this awakening was one of the biggest foreign-policy victories of Trump’s fractious term in office.

​Filled with shocking revelations drawn from Josh Rogin’s unparalleled access to top U.S. officials from the White House and deep within the country’s foreign policy machine, Chaos Under Heaven reveals an administration at war with itself during perhaps our most urgent hour
Jul 12, 2021
1498: Holly Fretwell #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. April 12, 2021.
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Holly Fretwell  #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview.  April 12, 2021.

Fix America’s Forests: Reforms to Restore National Forests and Tackle the Wildfire Crisis. Holly Fretwell , Jonathan Wood April 12, 2021

 
https://www.perc.org/2021/04/12/fix-americas-forests-reforms-to-restore-national-forests-and-tackle-the-wildfire-crisis/

In 2020, the largest wildfire in California history scorched six counties in the northern part of the state. The August Complex Fire burned more than one million acres across three national forests and destroyed hundreds of structures. But devastating fires are not limited to California. Across the West, more than 10 million acres burned in 2020—a record in modern history. These fires consumed more than 17,500 structures and more than $3.5 billion in firefighting costs.Tragically, dozens of lives were lost, and many more people were displaced by evacuation orders. Fires released smoke that degraded air quality nearby and hundreds of miles away. They also destroyed wildlife habitat, including for imperiled species, and the fires’ aftereffects will soon lead to erosion that harms water quality in local watersheds
Jul 12, 2021
1498: John Tamny #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. March 28, 2021.
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John Tamny #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. March 28, 2021.

When Politicians Panicked: The New Coronavirus, Expert Opinion, and a Tragic Lapse of Reason. Hardcover – March 30, 2021 by John Tamny  (Author), George Gilder (Foreword)


https://www.amazon.com/When-Politicians-Panicked-Coronavirus-Opinion/dp/1642938378/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=


When Politicians Panicked tells the tragic story of how, in response to a spreading virus, global politicians mindlessly pursued economic desperation, starvation, and death as the cure.

The global economy was booming as 2020 dawned, but within a few short months wreckage, death, and desperation borne of economic contraction were the new normal. What happened?

In When Politicians Panicked, economic commentator John Tamny tells the heart-wrenching story of a time when politicians were tragically relieved of basic common sense in their response to the new coronavirus.

In March of 2020, the virus quickly became a major news item as political panic about it traveled around the world. Even though anecdotal and market-based evidence from the virus’s epicenter indicated very low lethality, politicians quickly imposed economy-crushing lockdowns on the rather specious assumption that unemployment, bankruptcy, and starvation would somehow halt the virus’s spread.

Tamny methodically dismantles the political consensus by showing how economic growth has long been the first and last answer to death and disease. He then shows how politicians, having mindlessly crushed a growing economy, proceeded to double down on their mistakes by throwing taxpayer money at their shocking errors.

Throughout When Politicians Panicked, Tamny makes a relentless case that free people don’t just produce the wealth that renders today’s killers yesterday’s news. They also produce crucial information about health threats that shine a light on that which threatens us. Lockdowns suffocate economic progress, but they also blind us to how we can progress—as Tamny makes plain in what will go down as an essential history for anyone seeking to understand the coronavirus panic of 2020.
Jul 12, 2021
1498: "In the Tunnel of Love" #Unbound. A story from the collection, _Gordon Liddy Is My Muse,_ by John Calvin Batchelor. The complete 85 minutes. Read by John Batchelor.
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"In the Tunnel of Love" #Unbound.  A story from the collection, Gordon Liddy Is My Muse, by John Calvin Batchelor. The complete 85 minutes. Read by John Batchelor.


Gordon Liddy Is My Muse, Hardcover;  by John Calvin Batchelor  


https://www.amazon.com/Gordon-Liddy-My-Muse-Tommy/dp/080503790X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=


In nine darkly comic episodes that range from Moscow to Hollywood, the conservative spy novelist Tommy "Tip" Paine offers this postmodern, picaresque chase across our contemporary oral landscape
Jul 12, 2021
1498: Russell Shorto #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview, April 22, 2021.
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Processione del Sacro Cuore, foto del 1958, Nizza di Sicilia

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Russell Shorto #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview, April 22, 2021.

Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob. Hardcover – February 2, 2021, by Russell Shorto   (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/Smalltime-Story-My-Family-Mob/dp/0393245586/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Family secrets emerge as a best-selling author dives into the history of the mob in small-town America.

The best-selling author Russell Shorto, praised for his incisive works of narrative history, never thought to write about his own past. He grew up knowing his grandfather and namesake was a small-town mob boss but maintained an unspoken family vow of silence. Then an elderly relative prodded: You’re a writer―what are you gonna do about the story?

Smalltime is a mob story straight out of central casting―but with a difference, for the small-town mob, which stretched from Schenectady to Fresno, is a mostly unknown world. The location is the brawny postwar factory town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The setting is City Cigar, a storefront next to City Hall, behind which Russ and his brother-in-law, “Little Joe,” operate a gambling empire and effectively run the town.

Smalltime is a riveting American immigrant story that travels back to Risorgimento Sicily, to the ancient, dusty, hill-town home of Antonino Sciotto, the author’s great-grandfather, who leaves his wife and children in grinding poverty for a new life―and wife―in a Pennsylvania mining town. It’s a tale of Italian Americans living in squalor and prejudice, and of the rise of Russ, who, like thousands of other young men, created a copy of the American establishment that excluded him. Smalltimedraws an intimate portrait of a mobster and his wife, sudden riches, and the toll a lawless life takes on one family.

But Smalltime is something more. The author enlists his ailing father―Tony, the mobster’s son―as his partner in the search for their troubled patriarch. As secrets are revealed and Tony’s health deteriorates, the book becomes an urgent and intimate exploration of three generations of the American immigrant experience. Moving, wryly funny, and richly detailed, Smalltime is an irresistible memoir by a masterful writer of historical narrative.
8 black-and-white illustrations
Jul 12, 2021
1498: Terry Anderson #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. April 6, 2021
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Terry Anderson #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. April 6, 2021

Adapt and Be Adept: Market Responses to Climate Change.   Paperback – April 1, 2021. by Terry Anderson . (Editor)


https://www.amazon.com/Adapt-Be-Adept-Responses-Climate/dp/0817924558/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1619395663&refinements=p_27%3ATerry+Anderson&s=books&sr=1-1

How can markets help us adapt to the challenges of climate change? The editor Terry L. Anderson brings together this collection of essays featuring the work of nine leading policy analysts, who argue that market forces are just as important as government regulation in shaping climate policy—and should be at the heart of our response to helping societies adapt to climate change.

Anderson notes in his introduction that most current climate policies such as the Paris Agreement require hard-to-enforce collective action and focus on reducing or mitigating greenhouse gases rather than adapting to their negative effects. Adaptive actions can typically deliver much more, faster and more cheaply than any realistic climate policy. The authors tackle a range of issues: the hidden costs of renewable energy sources, the political obstacles surrounding climate change policy, insurance and financial instruments for pricing risk of exposure to the effects of climate change, and more.

Reliance on emerging renewable energies and a carbon tax are not enough to prevent the effects of global warming, they argue. We must encourage more private action and market incentives to adapt to a rapidly changing climate.
Jul 12, 2021
1498: Angel Iscovich #Unbound: the complete, twenty-minute interview, June 19, 2021.
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Here:  War alarm clocks. 1,700,000 of them will be produced this year to meet demand that was normally 12,000,000. Will be distributed by all pre-war alarm clock manufacturers. War alarms are of the hand-wound type, not nearly as durable as pre-war models. The case, about 6 x 6 x 2 1/2 inches, is of molded pressed wood and paper pulp. Mechanism contains only about 1/10 ounce brass and 6 1/2 ounce of steel, compared to pre-war average use in the low-priced alarm clocks of 6 and 13 ounces respectively.



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Angel Iscovich #Unbound: the complete, twenty-minute interview, June 19, 2021.

The Art of Routine: Discover How Routineology Can Transform Your Life.  Hardcover – June 1, 2021 by Angel Iscovich MD  (Author), Joe Garner  (Contributor), & 1 more


https://www.amazon.com/Art-Routine-Discover-Routineology-Transform/dp/1510764550

Conventional wisdom suggests that the best way to navigate our noisy new world is to accept change. Open up to novelty. Go with the flow. Live in the moment. Embrace the relentless pelting of content minute by minute. But routine experts Angel Iscovich, MD, Joe Garner, and Michael Ashley are here to say that’s a bad idea. Humans don’t just benefit from structure; they require it.

Years of observation and practice led to their breakthrough concept of routineology, the key to optimize your life and the cure for crisis. Routineology’s fundamental prescriptive is to look inside and live your life in a “time bubble” to find purpose, meaning, and joy. Offering insights from top performers and stories of triumph over adversity, this book demonstrates that routine isn’t just a good idea—it’s imperative for surviving and thriving today.

Live a life of deeper meaning and navigate toward a better world with The Art of Routine
Jul 12, 2021
1498: Charlie Pellegrino #Unbound: the complete, twenty-minute interview, June 18, 2021.
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Charlie Pellegrino #Unbound: the complete, twenty-minute interview, June 18, 2021.

Finding the Hero of Herculaneum two thousand years later. Charles Pellegrino
https://news.yahoo.com/2-000-old-skeleton-roman-135559332.html


Ghosts of Vesuvius: A New Look at the Last Days of Pompeii, How Towers Fall, and Other Strange Connections Paperback – August 9, 2005 by Charles R Pellegrino


https://www.amazon.com/Ghosts-Vesuvius-Pompeii-Strange-Connections/dp/0060751002

A fascinating look at Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Vesuvius eruption in comparison with other historically significant volcanic eruptions, including the World Trade Center disaster. 

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, which obliterated the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, was a disaster that resounds to this day. Now, the palaeontologist Charles Pellegrino presents a wealth of new knowledge about the doomed towns—and brings to vivid life the people, their last moments, and the aftermath. 

The lessons learned from modern scrutiny of that ancient eruption produce disturbing echoes in the present. Dr Pellegrino, who worked at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 attack, shares his unique knowledge of the strange physics of volcanic 'downblast' and 'collapse column', drawing a direct link from past to present, and providing readers with a poignant glimpse into the last moments of the 'American Vesuvius'.
Jul 12, 2021
1497: Russian cyberattacks continue; & What is to be done? Professor H. J. Mackinder, International Relations LXX
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Russian cyberattacks continue; & What is to be done? Professor H. J. Mackinder, International Relations LXX

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2021/jul/09/joe-biden-washington-us-politics-covid-coronavirus-live-latest?page=with:block-60e881148f08fa158fe1ec93
Jul 12, 2021
1497: #Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus accept that the rise of Christianity signifies the end of empire; and what this means for the 21st Century. Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis LXX
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#Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus accept that the rise of Christianity signifies the end of empire; and what this means for the 21st Century.  Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis LXX
Jul 12, 2021
1498: Jeff McCausland #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 21, 2021.
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Jeff McCausland #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 21, 2021.

Battle Tested! : Gettysburg Leadership Lessons for 21st Century Leaders, by Jeffrey D. McCausland (Author), Tom Vossler(Author), Walter Dixon (Narrator), Gildan Media (Publisher). Audible Audiobook– Unabridged

https://www.amazon.com/Battle-Tested-Gettysburg-Leadership-Lessons/dp/1642934534

In order to be a truly effective leader, it is necessary to learn as much as possible from the examples of history—the disasters as well as the triumphs. At Gettysburg, Union and Confederate commanders faced a series of critical leadership challenges under the enormous stress of combat. The fate of the nation hung in the balance. Each of these leaders  responded in different ways, but the concepts and principles they applied during those traumatic three days contain critical lessons for today’s leaders that are both useful and applicable—whether those leaders manage operations at a large corporation, supervise a public institution, lead an athletic team, or govern a state or municipality.  

In the twenty-first century, leadership is the indispensable quality that separates successful organizations from failures. Successful leaders communicate vision, motivate team members, and inspire trust. One must move both people and the collective organization into the future while, at the same time, dealing with the past. A leader must learn to master the dynamic requirements of decision-making and change
Jul 12, 2021
1498: Nick Lloyd #Unbound. The complete, eighty-minute interview. June 5, 2021.
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Nick Lloyd #Unbound. The complete, eighty-minute interview. June 5, 2021.

Nick Lloyd, The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 – March 30, 2021. Hardcover.
 
A panoramic history of the savage combat on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 that came to define modern warfare.

The Western Front evokes images of mud-spattered men in waterlogged trenches, shielded from artillery blasts and machine-gun fire by a few feet of dirt. This iconic setting was the most critical arena of the Great War, a 400-mile combat zone stretching from Belgium to Switzerland where more than three million Allied and German soldiers struggled during four years of almost continuous combat. It has persisted in our collective memory as a tragic waste of human life and a symbol of the horrors of industrialized warfare.

In this epic narrative history, the first volume in a groundbreaking trilogy on the Great War, the acclaimed military historian Nick Lloyd captures the horrific fighting on the Western Front beginning with the surprise German invasion of Belgium in August 1914 and taking us to the Armistice of November 1918. Drawing on French, British, German, and American sources, Lloyd weaves a kaleidoscopic chronicle of the Marne, Passchendaele, the Meuse-Argonne, and other critical battles, which reverberated across Europe and the wider war. From the trenches, where men as young as 17 suffered and died, to the headquarters behind the lines where Generals Haig, Joffre, Hindenburg, and Pershing developed their plans for battle, Lloyd gives us a view of the war both intimate and strategic, putting us amid the mud and smoke while at the same time depicting the larger stakes of every encounter. He shows us a dejected Kaiser Wilhelm II―soon to be eclipsed in power by his own generals―lamenting the botched Schlieffen Plan; French soldiers piling atop one another in the trenches of Verdun; British infantryman wandering through the frozen wilderness in the days after the Battle of the Somme; and General Erich Ludendorff pursuing a ruthless policy of total war, leading an eleventh-hour attack on Reims even as his men succumbed to the Spanish Flu.

As Lloyd reveals, far from being a site of attrition and stalemate, the Western Front was a simmering, dynamic “cauldron of war” defined by extraordinary scientific and tactical innovation. It was on the Western Front that the modern technologies―machine guns, mortars, grenades, and howitzers―were refined and developed into effective killing machines. It was on the Western Front that chemical warfare, in the form of poison gas, was first unleashed. And it was on the Western Front that tanks and aircraft were introduced, causing a dramatic shift away from nineteenth-century bayonet tactics toward modern combined arms, reinforced by heavy artillery, that forever changed the face of war.

Brimming with vivid detail and insight, The Western Front is a work in the tradition of Barbara Tuchman and John Keegan, Rick Atkinson and Antony Beevor: an authoritative portrait of modern warfare and its far-reaching human and historical consequences.

35 black-and-white illustrations, 8 maps
Jul 12, 2021
1498: Roya Hakakian #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 29, 2021
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Roya Hakakian #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 29, 2021

A Beginner's Guide to America: For the Immigrant and the Curious. Hardcover – Deckle Edge, March 16, 2021. by Roya Hakakian

https://www.amazon.com/Beginners-Guide-America-Immigrant-Curious/dp/0525656065/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1622853677&sr=1-1

A stirring, witty, and poignant glimpse into the bewildering American immigrant experience from someone who has lived it. Also, a mirror held up to America.

Into the maelstrom of unprecedented contemporary debates about immigrants in the United States, this perfectly timed book gives us a portrait of what the new immigrant experience in America is really like. Written as a "guide" for the newly arrived, and providing "practical information and advice," Roya Hakakian, an immigrant herself, reveals what those who settle here love about the country, what they miss about their homes, the cruelty of some Americans, and the unceasing generosity of others. She captures the texture of life in a new place in all its complexity, laying bare both its beauty and its darkness as she discusses race, sex, love, death, consumerism, and what it is like to be from a country that is in America's crosshairs. Her tenderly perceptive and surprisingly humorous account invites us to see ourselves as we appear to others, making it possible for us to rediscover our many American gifts through the perspective of the outsider. In shattering myths and embracing painful contradictions that are unique to this place, A Beginner's Guide to America is Hakakian's candid love letter to America.
Jul 12, 2021
1498: David Grantham #Unbound. The complete forty-minute interview, April 5, 2021.
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David Grantham #Unbound. The complete forty-minute interview, April 5, 2021.

Consequences: An Intelligence Officer's War Paperback – November 11, 2020. by David Grantham  (Author)


https://www.amazon.com/Consequences-Intelligence-Officers-David-Grantham/dp/098440631X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

“Very little has been written on the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations efforts in the global war on terror. Consequences by David Grantham provides a unique and fascinating window into the nuts and bolts of OSI counterintelligence operations. You won’t be disappointed.”– Fred Burton, author of Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah’s War Against America   In 2020, ISIS followers are being encouraged to use COVID-19 to sicken Westerners. An ISIS supporter attacked a Naval base in Corpus Christi, Texas. Iran and the United States exchanged blows in Iraq. We are still living in the long shadow of the Iraq War.

In 2006, David Grantham was fresh out of college and serving as a counterintelligence officer with the elite and secretive Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Iraq was veering toward civil war. The U.S. military desperately needed better on-the-ground intelligence to turn the tide. Grantham found himself in Kuwait and Afghanistan, then at Iraq’s infamous American prison, Camp Bucca. Not only was Bucca the breeding ground for the Islamic State, it was in southern Iraq, where America’s deadly fight with Iran was an open secret.

Consequences is both a riveting, behind-the-scenes look at intelligence operations at the height of the Iraq war, and a charming and sobering story of one man’s journey through the pleasures and consequences that come with wartime intelligence.
Jul 12, 2021
1498: Jerry Hendrix #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview, March 23, 2021
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Jerry Hendrix #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview, March 23, 2021

To Provide and Maintain a Navy: Why Naval Primacy Is America's First, Best Strategy, Hardcover – December 19, 2020 by Henry J Hendrix (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/Provide-Maintain-Navy-Americas-Strategy/dp/0960039198


The national conversation regarding the United States Navy has, for far too long, been focused on the popular question of how many ships does the service need? To Provide and Maintain a Navy, a succinct but encompassing treatise on sea power by Dr. Henry J "Jerry" Hendrix, goes beyond the numbers to reveal the crucial importance of Mare Liberum (Free Sea) to the development of the Western thought and the rules-based order that currently govern the global commons that is the high seas. Proceeding from this philosophical basis, Hendrix explores how a "free sea" gave way to free trade and the central role sea-borne commercial trade has played in the overall rise in global living standards. This is followed by analysis of how the relative naval balance of power has played out in naval battles and wars over the centuries and how the dominance of the United States Navy following World War II has resulted in seven decades of unprecedented peace on the world's oceans. He further considers how, in the years that followed the demise of the Soviet Union, both China and Russia began laying the groundwork to challenge the United States's maritime leadership and upend five centuries of naval precedents in order to establish a new approach to sovereignty over the world's seas. It is only at this point that Dr. Hendrix approaches the question of the number of ships required for the United States Navy, the industrial base required to build them, and the importance of once again aligning the nation's strategic outlook to that of a "seapower" in order effectively and efficiently to address the rising threat. To Provide and Maintain a Navy is brief enough to be read in a weekend but deep enough to inform the reader as to the numerous complexities surrounding what promises to be the most important strategic conversation facing the United States as it enters a new age of great power competition with not one, but two, nations who seek nothing less than to close and control the world's seas
Jul 12, 2021
1498: James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX.
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James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX.

Really Good Schools: Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education -  Hardcover – April 12, 2021.by James Tooley (Author)


“James Tooley has taken his argument about the transformative power of low-cost private education to a new and revelatory level in Really Good Schools. This is a bold and inspiring manifesto for a global revolution in education.”

—Niall C. Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Almost overnight a virus has brought into question America’s nearly 200-year-old government-run K-12 school-system—and prompted an urgent search for alternatives. But where should we turn to find them? 

Enter James Tooley’s Really Good Schools.

A distinguished scholar of education and the world’s foremost expert on private, low-cost innovative education, Tooley takes readers to some of the world’s most impoverished communities located in some of the world’s most dangerous places—including such war-torn countries as Sierra Leone, Liberia, and South Sudan. 

And there, in places where education “experts” fear to tread, Tooley finds thriving private schools that government, multinational NGOs, and even international charity officials deny exist. 

Why? 

Because the very existence of low-cost, high-quality private schools shatters the prevailing myth in the U.S., U.K., and western Europe that, absent government, affordable, high-quality schools for the poor could not exist.

But they do. And they are ubiquitous and in high demand. Founded by unheralded, local educational entrepreneurs, these schools are proving that self-organized education is not just possible but flourishing—often enrolling far more students than “free” government schools do at prices within reach of even the most impoverished families.

In the course of his analysis Tooley asks the key questions:

■ What proportion of poor children is served?

■ How good are the private schools? 

■ What are the business models for these schools? 

■ And can they be replicated and improved? 

The evidence is in. In poor urban and rural areas around the world, children in low-cost private schools outperform those in government schools. And the schools do so for a fraction of the per-pupil cost.

Thanks to the pandemic, parents in America and Europe are discovering that the education of their children is indeed possible—and likely far better—without government meddlingwith rigid seat-time mandates, outdated school calendars, absurd age-driven grade levels, and worse testing regimes. And having experienced the first fruits of educational freedom, parents will be increasingly open to the possibilities of ever greater educational entrepreneurship and innovation. 

Thankfully, they have Really Good Schools to show the way.
Jul 12, 2021
1498: J. H. Gelernter #Unbound. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 3, 2021. LXX
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J. H. Gelernter #Unbound. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 3, 2021. LXX

Hold Fast: A Novel.   Hardcover – May 4, 2021, by J. H. Gelernter 


It’s 1803. The Napoleonic Wars are raging, Britain is on her heels, and His Majesty’s Secret Service has just lost its best agent, Thomas Grey. Deeply depressed by his wife’s untimely death, Grey resigns from the service and accepts an offer to join a lumber firm in Boston. But when a sea battle with a privateer forces the ship carrying him west to make port in neutral Portugal, Grey is approached with a counteroffer: become a wealthy man by selling out Britain’s spy network to France. The French take Grey for a disgruntled ex–naval officer, blithely unaware that Grey had lost his wife to an unlucky shot from a French cannon.

Now, after many years serving King and Country, Grey seizes the opportunity to fight a covert war of his own. He travels to Paris, and―playing the part of the invaluable turncoat the French believe him to be―proceeds to infiltrate the highest levels of Napoleon’s government. If he can outwit his handlers, outmatch his French counterparts, and outrun Napoleon’s secret police, Grey may just avenge his wife’s death and turn the tide of war in England’s favor. Bursting with action and intrigue, Hold Fast sends readers headlong into an unrelenting spy thriller
Jul 12, 2021
1498: Michael Auslin #Unbound. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 12, 2021. LXX
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Michael Auslin #Unbound. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 12, 2021. LXX

Asia's New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific,  by Michael R. Auslin   Format: Kindle Edition


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08563RW9H/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0


The Indo-Pacific is fast becoming the world's dominant region. Now, as it grows in power and wealth, geopolitical competition has reemerged, threatening future stability not merely in Asia but around the globe. China is aggressive and uncooperative, and increasingly expects the world to bend to its wishes. The focus on Sino-US competition for global power has obscured "Asia's other great game": the rivalry between Japan and China. A modernizing India risks missing out on the energies and talents of millions of its women, potentially hampering the broader role it can play in the world. And in North Korea, the most frightening question raised by Kim Jong-un's pursuit of the ultimate weapon is also the simplest: Can he control his nukes? In Asia's New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific, Michael R. Auslin examines these and other key issues transforming the Indo-Pacific and the broader world. He also explores the history of American strategy in Asia, from the 18th century through today. Taken together, Auslin's essays convey the richness and diversity of the region: with more than three billion people, the Indo-Pacific contains over half of the global population, including the world's two most populous nations, India and China. In a riveting final chapter, Auslin imagines a war between America and China in a bid for regional hegemony and what this conflict might look like
Jul 12, 2021
1498: Patrick O'Donnell. #Unbound. The complete, eighty-minute interview, June 6, 2021. LXX.
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Patrick O'Donnell. #Unbound. The complete, eighty-minute interview, June 6, 2021. LXX.


The Indispensables: The Diverse Soldier-Mariners Who Shaped the Country, Formed the Navy, and Rowed Washington Across the Delaware. Kindle Edition. by Patrick K. O'Donnell 


https://www.amazon.com/Indispensables-Diverse-Soldier-Mariners-Washington-Delaware-ebook/dp/B08M12FQ85

On the stormy night of August 29, 1776, the Continental Army faced annihilation after losing the Battle of Brooklyn. The British had trapped George Washington’s army against the East River, and the fate of the Revolution rested upon the soldier-mariners from Marblehead, Massachusetts. One of the country’s first diverse units, they pulled off an “American Dunkirk” and saved the army by navigating the treacherous river to Manhattan.

At the right time in the right place, the Marbleheaders, a group of white, black, Hispanic, and Native American soldiers, repeatedly altered the course of events, and their story shines new light on our understanding of the American Revolution. As the historian Patrick K. O’Donnell recounts, beginning nearly a decade before the war started, Marbleheaders such as Elbridge Gerry and Azor Orne spearheaded the break with Britain and helped shape the United States through governing, building alliances, seizing British ships, forging critical supply lines, and establishing the origins of the US Navy.

The Marblehead Regiment, led by John Glover, became truly indispensable. Marbleheaders battled at Lexington and on Bunker Hill and formed the elite Guard that protected George Washington, foreshadowing today’s Secret Service. Then the special operations–like regiment, against all odds, conveyed 2,400 of Washington’s men across the ice-filled Delaware River on Christmas night of 1776, delivering the surprise attack on Trenton that changed the course of history . . .

The Marbleheaders’ story, never fully told before now, makes The Indispensables a vital addition to the literature of the American Revolution.
Jul 12, 2021
1496: #PacificWatch: Pausing the Venice Beach homeless camp clean-up; and Mayor Garcetti departing for Delhi. @JCBliss
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#PacificWatch: Pausing the Venice Beach homeless camp clean-up; and Mayor Garcetti departing for Delhi. @JCBliss

https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2021-07-09/la-begins-last-phase-of-removing-homeless-from-venice-boardwalk
Jul 11, 2021
1496: #PacificWatch: Lightning in the Beckwourth Complex Fire; and cooler in Death Valley at 126° F. @JCBliss
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"California wildfire generates its own lightning as it more than doubles in size"—L.A. Times
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#PacificWatch: Lightning in the Beckwourth Complex Fire; and cooler in Death Valley at 126° F. @JCBliss


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Jul 11, 2021
1496: #GuestPodcast: Four-star forum: Admiral James Stavridis (USN ret.) is former NATO Supreme Allied Commander. Francis Rose, @FRoseDC ; @FRoseDC ; @FrancisRoseDC, WJLA-TV,
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"India was attacked on October 20, 1962 in what famously came to be known as Sino-India war of 1962. The belief of not ever being attacked by China did not let the Indian army prepare and the result was the standoff between 10,000-20,000 Indian troops and 80,000 Chinese troops. The war continued for about a month and ended on November 21, after China declared a ceasefire."

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#GuestPodcast: Four-star forum: Admiral James Stavridis (USN ret.) is former NATO Supreme Allied Commander.  Francis Rose, @FRoseDC ; @FRoseDC ;   @FrancisRoseDC, WJLA-TV,


"The politicization of the military is one of the most controversial in the national security community right now. Because of that, I’ve encountered a number of military leaders of all backgrounds and services who are reluctant to share their views on national security and geopolitical issues, for many different reasons. My guest on this episode is definitely not in that camp. Admiral James Stavridis (USN ret.) is former NATO Supreme Allied Commander. He’s an Operating Executive of The Carlyle Group, and Chair of the Board of Counselors of McLarty Associates. He’s a columnist for TIME Magazine and Chief International Security Analyst for NBC News.  His new book is 2034: A Novel of the Next World War, along with Elliot Ackerman. Adm. Stavridis discusses why officers should, and indeed have a responsibility to, engage in the marketplace of ideas; and why his book's timeline for war with China might be too long."

Jul 11, 2021
1496: #TheGreatMigration: Recalling the one-way mission to harass the first Cold War Soviet invasion of NATO. Michael Yon. Locals.com/MichaelYon
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#TheGreatMigration: Recalling the one-way mission to harass the first Cold War Soviet invasion of NATO. Michael Yon. Locals.com/MichaelYon

Jul 11, 2021
1496: #TheGreatMigration: Hong-Kongers have an open invitation to emigrate to Lithuania. Michael Yon. Locals.com/MichaelYon.
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#TheGreatMigration: Hong-Kongers have an open invitation to emigrate to Lithuania. Michael Yon. Locals.com/MichaelYon.

Jul 11, 2021
1493: 2/2: #TheGreatMigration: Belarus weaponizes the Lithuanian border with migrants from Baghdad. Locals.com/MichaelYon, Vilnius, Lithuania,
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Photo: Church in Lithuania, by Ferdynand Ruszczyc.
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2/2: #TheGreatMigration: Belarus weaponizes the Lithuanian border with migrants from Baghdad. Locals.com/MichaelYon, Vilnius, Lithuania,
Jul 10, 2021
1493: 1/2: #TheGreatMigration: Belarus weaponizes the Lithuanian border with migrants from Baghdad. Locals.com/MichaelYon, Vilnius, Lithuania,
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Photo: Grand Duke of Lithuania from "The Last of the Valois (Henry III.), and accession of Henry of Navarre. 1559-1589"
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1/2: #TheGreatMigration: Belarus weaponizes the Lithuanian border with migrants from Baghdad. Locals.com/MichaelYon, Vilnius, Lithuania,
Jul 10, 2021
1493: #Londinium: What follows the end of empire? Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis
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Photo: Ancient Roman Pavement
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#Londinium: What follows the end of empire? Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis
Jul 10, 2021
1495: The PRC fails IPO Didi. @JohnTamny @RealClearMarkets
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Photo: Logo of Chinese company Didi Chuxing Technology Co., Ltd..

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The PRC fails IPO Didi. @JohnTamny @RealClearMarkets


https://www.forbes.com/sites/johntamny/2021/07/04/didi-chuxings-ipo-crackdowns-in-hong-kong-and-a-china-at-odds-with-itself/?sh=3d4489bf1707
Jul 10, 2021
1495: #TheScalaReport: Concern for the "Lockdown Cohort" and the missing year of office mentorship and sociability. Chris Riegel, CEO @ScalaInc @STRATACACHE
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#TheScalaReport: Concern for the "Lockdown Cohort" and the missing year of office mentorship and sociability. Chris Riegel, CEO @ScalaInc @STRATACACHE



Jul 10, 2021
1495: The Biden Administration economic plan back to the future, 1936, 1965. @DanHenninger @WSJOpinion
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Photo: Anders Chydenius (1729-1803) was known his the 1765 pamphlet called The National Gain (Den nationnale winsten), in which he proposes ideas of free trade and industry, explores the relationship between economy and society, and lays out the principles for liberalism, capitalism, and modern democracy. In the book Chydenius published theories closely corresponding to Adam Smith's invisible hand, eleven years before Smith published his book, The Wealth of Nations.


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The Biden Administration economic plan back to the future, 1936, 1965.  @DanHenninger @WSJOpinion

https://www.wsj.com/articles/welcome-to-the-equity-war-11625696029
Jul 10, 2021
1495: PRC influence operations to sow disorder in the US. @WeifengZhong @Mercatus
663
Photo: Stewart Castle, Chinese Legation, Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C..

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PRC influence operations to sow disorder in the US. @WeifengZhong @Mercatus

https://thedispatch.com/p/how-our-culture-wars-make-us-more

Jul 10, 2021
1495: Ingenuity on patrol. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo:  A robotic helicopter on the Mars surface in 2021.

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Ingenuity on patrol. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com


https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/ingenuitys-view-of-jezero-crater-during-its-9th-flight/
Jul 10, 2021
1495: Hubble in doubt. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo: .The dramatic improvement in Hubble's imaging capabilities after corrective optics were installed encouraged attempts to obtain very deep images of distant galaxies

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Hubble in doubt. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com


https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/engineers-successful-complete-simulation-of-hubble-repair/
Jul 10, 2021
1495: Return to Global Normalcy in patches. James Fransham @TheEconomis
636
Photo: The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet title card.

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Return to Global Normalcy in patches.  James Fransham @TheEconomist

https://econ.st/2Tokw2Y
Jul 10, 2021
1495: September Showdown for the Iran Deal and the IAEA. Anthony Ruggiero @FDD
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Photo: Fifth Annual IAEA (International Conference on the Safe and Secure Transport of Radioactive Material). Takahashi (alternate from Japan), Chairman Glenn Seaborg, Miki (delegate from Japan), A.A. Wells (U.S). Principal Investigator/Project: Analog Conversion Project
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September Showdown for the Iran Dea and the IAEA. Anthony Ruggiero @FDD

https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/07/08/irans-latest-nuclear-escalation/
Jul 10, 2021
1494: 4/4 A Round of Golf with My Father, by William Damon.
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Photo:  Grand golf tournament by professional players on Leith Links, 17th May 1867

4/4  A Round of Golf with My Father, by William Damon.  
Jul 10, 2021
1494: 3/4 A Round of Golf with My Father, by William Damon.
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Photo: Danseuse — a French ballerina.

3/4  A Round of Golf with My Father, by William Damon.  
Jul 10, 2021
1494: 2/4 A Round of Golf with My Father, by William Damon.
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2/4  A Round of Golf with My Father, by William Damon.  
Jul 10, 2021
1494: 1/4 A Round of Golf with My Father, by William Damon.
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Photo:   Granny Clark's Wynd (road) in the foreground on the 18th hole on the Old Course, 18th (Tom Morris) Hole, St Andrews.

The Old Course at St Andrews, also known as the Old Lady or the Grand Old Lady, is considered the oldest golf course in the world.  The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews clubhouse sits adjacent to the first tee

1/4  A Round of Golf with My Father, by William Damon.  
 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Round-Golf-Father-Psychology-Exploring/dp/1599475634

Viewing our past through the eyes of maturity can reveal insights that our younger selves could not see. Lessons that eluded us become apparent. Encounters that once felt like misfortunes now become understood as valued parts of who we are. We realize what we’ve learned and what we have to teach. And we’re encouraged to chart a future that is rich with purpose. 

In A Round of Golf with My Father, William Damon introduces us to the “life review.” This is a process of looking with clarity and curiosity at the paths we’ve traveled, examining our pasts in a frank yet positive manner, and using what we’ve learned to write purposeful next chapters for our lives.
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Jul 10, 2021
1494: 2/2 #Smallbusinessamerica: The SBA does have cash for those asking. @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer #SmallBusinessAmerica
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2/2  #Smallbusinessamerica: The SBA does have cash for those asking.   @GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer  #SmallBusinessAmerica   
Jul 10, 2021
1494: 1/2 #SmallBusinessAmerica: Fresh concern for the mental health of the returning workforce. @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer #SmallBusinessAmerica
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1/2      #SmallBusinessAmerica:  Fresh concern for the mental health of the returning workforce. @GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer  #SmallBusinessAmerica 
Jul 10, 2021
1493: Marine Corps tries 3-D printing in the field. Francis Rose, @FRoseDC @WJLA
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Photo:  3-D printing (screen grab)

Marine Corps tries 3-D printing in the field.   Francis Rose, @FRoseDC @WJLA 
Jul 10, 2021
1493: Much hotter, much thirstier, much wildfire. Jeff Bliss @JCBliss #PacificWatch
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Photo: Berryman Political Cartoon Collection:  Sweltering Heat.

Much hotter, much thirstier, much wildfire.    Jeff Bliss @JCBliss #PacificWatch


Jul 10, 2021
1492: 2/2 SCOTUS secures the Takings Clause, 6-3. @RichardAEpstein
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Photo:  U.S. Supreme Court, woman in foreground


2/2  SCOTUS secures the Takings Clause, 6-3.  @RichardAEpstein
SCOTUS secures the Takings Clause, 6-3.
 
Jul 09, 2021
1492: 1/2 SCOTUS secures the Takings Clause, 6-3. @RichardAEpstein
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Photo: U.S. Supreme Court exteriors. Statue of Contemplation of Law at U.S. Supreme Court, 

 
1/2  SCOTUS secures the Takings Clause, 6-3.  @RichardAEpstein
 
Jul 09, 2021
1492: 2/2 UNWRA is not honest; & What is to be done? Richard Goldberg @FDD Press
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2/2  UNWRA is not honest; & What is to be done?
 
Richard Goldberg @FDD Press 
 
Richard Goldberg


Jul 09, 2021
1490: 4/4: "Peopling of the Americas as inferred from ancient genomics." David J. Meltzer, SMU. @NatureMagazine
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Photo: Julius Popper with a killed Ona. In the late 19th century some estancieros and gold prospectors launched a campaign of extermination against the indigenous peoples of Tierra del Fuego.  Not the first arrivals, but later Europeans were incomprehensibly cruel.

Tierra del Fuego is considered the southernmost town in South America. Four native peoples were there in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: two lived on land, two lived almost exclusive in canoes on the water.   
        The name "Tierra del Fuego" may refer to the fact that both Selk'nam and Yamana had their fires burn in front of their huts (or in the hut). In Magellan's time Fuegians were more numerous, and the light and smoke of their fires presented an impressive sight if seen from a ship or another island. Yamanas also used fire to send messages by smoke signals, for instance if a whale drifted ashore. The large amount of meat required notification of many people, so that it would not decay.They might also have used smoke signals on other occasions, but it is possible that Magellan saw the smokes or lights of natural phenomena.

Both Selk'nams and Yámanas were almost obliterated by diseases brought in by colonization,[2][51] and probably made more vulnerable to disease by the crash of their main meat supplies (whales and seals) due to the actions of European and American fleets.[2]




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4/4: "Peopling of the Americas as inferred from ancient genomics." David J. Meltzer, SMU. @NatureMagazine

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03499-y

"In less than a decade, analyses of ancient genomes have transformed our understanding of the Indigenous peopling and population history of the Americas. These studies have shown that this history, which began in the late Pleistocene epoch and continued episodically into the Holocene epoch, was far more complex than previously thought. It is now evident that the initial dispersal involved the movement from northeast Asia of distinct and previously unknown populations, including some for whom there are no currently known descendants. The first peoples, once south of the continental ice sheets, spread widely, expanded rapidly and branched into multiple populations. Their descendants—over the next fifteen millennia—experienced varying degrees of isolation, admixture, continuity and replacement, and their genomes help to illuminate the relationships among major subgroups of Native American populations. Notably, all ancient individuals in the Americas, save for later-arriving Arctic peoples, are more closely related to contemporary Indigenous American individuals than to any other population elsewhere, which challenges the claim—which is based on anatomical evidence—that there was an early, non-Native American population in the Americas. Here we review the patterns revealed by ancient genomics that help to shed light on the past peoples who created the archaeological landscape, and together lead to deeper insights into the population and cultural history of the Americas.
Jul 09, 2021
1490: 3/4: "Peopling of the Americas as inferred from ancient genomics." David J. Meltzer, SMU. @NatureMagazine
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Photo: Engraving after Jacques le Moyne, showing the burial of a Timucua chief.

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3/4: "Peopling of the Americas as inferred from ancient genomics." David J. Meltzer, SMU. @NatureMagazine


https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03499-y

"In less than a decade, analyses of ancient genomes have transformed our understanding of the Indigenous peopling and population history of the Americas. These studies have shown that this history, which began in the late Pleistocene epoch and continued episodically into the Holocene epoch, was far more complex than previously thought. It is now evident that the initial dispersal involved the movement from northeast Asia of distinct and previously unknown populations, including some for whom there are no currently known descendants. The first peoples, once south of the continental ice sheets, spread widely, expanded rapidly and branched into multiple populations. Their descendants—over the next fifteen millennia—experienced varying degrees of isolation, admixture, continuity and replacement, and their genomes help to illuminate the relationships among major subgroups of Native American populations. Notably, all ancient individuals in the Americas, save for later-arriving Arctic peoples, are more closely related to contemporary Indigenous American individuals than to any other population elsewhere, which challenges the claim—which is based on anatomical evidence—that there was an early, non-Native American population in the Americas. Here we review the patterns revealed by ancient genomics that help to shed light on the past peoples who created the archaeological landscape, and together lead to deeper insights into the population and cultural history of the Americas."
Jul 09, 2021
1490: 2/4: "Peopling of the Americas as inferred from ancient genomics." David J. Meltzer, SMU. @NatureMagazine
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Photo: A depiction of the Serpent Moundin southern Ohio—Marietta—as published in the magazine The Century, April 1890
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2/4: "Peopling of the Americas as inferred from ancient genomics." David J. Meltzer, SMU. @NatureMagazine


https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03499-y

"In less than a decade, analyses of ancient genomes have transformed our understanding of the Indigenous peopling and population history of the Americas. These studies have shown that this history, which began in the late Pleistocene epoch and continued episodically into the Holocene epoch, was far more complex than previously thought. It is now evident that the initial dispersal involved the movement from northeast Asia of distinct and previously unknown populations, including some for whom there are no currently known descendants. The first peoples, once south of the continental ice sheets, spread widely, expanded rapidly and branched into multiple populations. Their descendants—over the next fifteen millennia—experienced varying degrees of isolation, admixture, continuity and replacement, and their genomes help to illuminate the relationships among major subgroups of Native American populations. Notably, all ancient individuals in the Americas, save for later-arriving Arctic peoples, are more closely related to contemporary Indigenous American individuals than to any other population elsewhere, which challenges the claim—which is based on anatomical evidence—that there was an early, non-Native American population in the Americas. Here we review the patterns revealed by ancient genomics that help to shed light on the past peoples who created the archaeological landscape, and together lead to deeper insights into the population and cultural history of the Americas."
Jul 09, 2021
1490: 1/4: "Peopling of the Americas as inferred from ancient genomics." David J. Meltzer, SMU. @NatureMagazine
856
Photo: An Olmec colossal head at the Xalapa Museum of Anthropology, in Veracruz, Mexico

Note that Dr Ivan van Sertima points to the similarity between Olmec faces and some African physiognomies.

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1/4: "Peopling of the Americas as inferred from ancient genomics." David J. Meltzer, SMU. @NatureMagazine


https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03499-y

"In less than a decade, analyses of ancient genomes have transformed our understanding of the Indigenous peopling and population history of the Americas. These studies have shown that this history, which began in the late Pleistocene epoch and continued episodically into the Holocene epoch, was far more complex than previously thought. It is now evident that the initial dispersal involved the movement from northeast Asia of distinct and previously unknown populations, including some for whom there are no currently known descendants. The first peoples, once south of the continental ice sheets, spread widely, expanded rapidly and branched into multiple populations. Their descendants—over the next fifteen millennia—experienced varying degrees of isolation, admixture, continuity and replacement, and their genomes help to illuminate the relationships among major subgroups of Native American populations. Notably, all ancient individuals in the Americas, save for later-arriving Arctic peoples, are more closely related to contemporary Indigenous American individuals than to any other population elsewhere, which challenges the claim—which is based on anatomical evidence—that there was an early, non-Native American population in the Americas. Here we review the patterns revealed by ancient genomics that help to shed light on the past peoples who created the archaeological landscape, and together lead to deeper insights into the population and cultural history of the Americas."
Jul 09, 2021
1491: 1/2 UNWRA is not honest; & What is to be done? Richard Goldberg @FDD Press
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Photo: UNWRA top nongovernmental donors: Islamic Relief; Welfare Association; UNWRA US & UNWRA EspanaA

1/2  UNWRA is not honest; & What is to be done?
 
Richard Goldberg @FDD Press 
 
Richard Goldberg
Jul 09, 2021
1490: The long-term security crisis of Haiti; & What is to be done? @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion
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Photo: The French Army takes Cap Francais.  


Prise du Cap Français par l'armée française (1802)




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The long-term security crisis of Haiti; & What is to be done? @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion


https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-murder-of-haitis-president-11625696299?st=uwk44l59t5j45lk&reflink=article_copyURL_share


Jul 09, 2021
1490: Port-au-Prince lacks food security in the emergency shelter-in-place. Magilie Noel Dresse, Port-au-Prince.
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Photo: Slums in the area of Bas-Ravine, in the northern part of Cap-Haïtien.

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Port-au-Prince lacks food security in the emergency shelter-in-place. Magilie Noel Dresse, Port-au-Prince.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/two-haitian-americans-arrested-in-connection-with-assassination-of-haiti-e2-80-99s-president/ar-AALVQzM
Jul 09, 2021
1490: Canada investigates the unmarked graves of Indigenous Peoples church-sponsored schools. @NationalPost @ConradMBlack
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Photo: Inuk in a kayak, c. 1908–1914.

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Canada investigates the unmarked graves of Indigenous Peoples church-sponsored schools. @NationalPost @ConradMBlack


https://nationalpost.com/opinion/conrad-black-celebrate-canada-but-not-its-political-leaders-or-its-propensity-for-self-flagellation
 
Jul 09, 2021
1490: Is space tourism a fad or a market? Hotel Mars: David Livingston, SpaceShow.com; Leonard David, LeonardDavid.com
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Photo: The Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson (second from right) will launch on the company's first fully crewed flight on July 11, 2021 as part of a six-person crew. They are (from left): Pilot Dave Mackay; Coplin Bennet, lead operations engineer; Beth Moses, chief astronaut instructor; Branson; Sirisha Bandla, vice president of government affairs and research operations; and pilot Michael Masucci. (Image credit: Virgin Galactic—fair use; see:  https://www.space.com/will-richard-branson-reach-space-virgin-galactic)


Is space tourism a fad or a market?  Hotel Mars: David Livingston, SpaceShow.com; Leonard David, LeonardDavid.com
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/02/branson-vs-bezos-how-the-two-space-bound-billionaires-stack-up.html
Jul 09, 2021
1490: Azzurri vs Three Lions. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation, Genoa
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Photo:  The Azzurri face England at Wembley on Sunday after beating Spain in the semi-finals on Tuesday.  (Here: The squad celebrating its first FIFA World Cup in 1934)

It completes a remarkable journey for the Italians, who are now unbeaten in their past 33 games, after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Mancini was appointed in the wake of that failed qualifying campaign and Bernardeschi says the 56-year-old never doubted he could rebuild Italy.




Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation, Genoa.  Azzurri vs Three Lions.
Jul 09, 2021
1490: The new normal for Hollywood is streaming. Tom Wainwright @TheEconomist.
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Photo:  Festival Hall from a theatrical scene

Tom Wainwright @TheEconomist. The new normal for Hollywood is streaming.
Jul 09, 2021
1490: The Biden Administration quietly welcomes the "unacceptable" Kingdom @JoshRogin
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Photo: Secretary of Defense Ash Carter greets the Saudi Arabian Minister of Defense Mohammad bin Salman as they meet at NATO headquarters in Brussels to discuss matters of mutual importance Feb. 11, 2016..

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The Biden Administration quietly welcomes the "unacceptable" Kingdom @JoshRogin

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/07/biden-administration-khalid-bin-salman-khashoggi/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=wp_opinions


Jul 09, 2021
1490: The Central Bankers reconsider the rapid recovery. Veronique de Rugy, @veroderugy @Mercatus.
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Photo:  The club of Manchuria central bank

Veronique de Rugy, @veroderugy @Mercatus. 
Jul 09, 2021
1489: Xi Jinping says he can conquer the world. Charles Burton McDonald Laurier Institute; and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo:  A Sabine man wanted to offer his exceptionally big and beautiful cow to Diana to procure world domination for the Sabines in accordance with the prediction of an oracle/.  The Roman priest tells him that he has to wash himself in the water of the Tiber before killing the animal; while the Sabine man washes himself, the priest quickly immolates the cow, safeguarding Rome's world domination
 
 
Xi Jinping says he can conquer the world. Charles Burton McDonald Laurier Institute; and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
 
Jul 08, 2021
1489: Japan warns China: hands off Taiwan. @ScottHarold @RAND @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.
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Japan warns China: hands off Taiwan.  @ScottHarold @RAND @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.
 
Jul 08, 2021
1489: Beijing flunks the modern business plan IPO Didi. Charles Ortel and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo:  The Chinese ride-sharing behemoth DiDi Chuxing filed for its U.S. IPO on Thursday, June 10, leaving it poised to become one of the biggest tech public offerings of 2021. DiDi successfully listed and began trading on the NYSE under the ticker "DIDI" on June 30, raising $4.4 billion. In its filing with the SEC, DiDi details its ambition to expand globally and its plans to invest in technologies for electric vehicles and autonomous driving solutions.  Here:  DiDi in China.
 
 
Beijing flunks the modern business plan IPO Didi. Charles Ortel and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
Jul 08, 2021
1489: India watches China and Pakistan move into Afghanistan. @CleoPaskal @FDD Press and Gordon Chang @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo:  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the North-West Frontier Province along the Afghanistan–Pakistan border. Here:  Aerial view of flood damage taken during humanitarian relief efforts in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan.
 
 
India watches China and Pakistan move into Afghanistan.  @CleoPaskal @FDD Press and Gordon Chang @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
 
 
Jul 08, 2021
1488: Solar Flare X1.5 Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo:  Solar Flare.  Scanogram of solar flares shot from Skylab. NASA Identifier: S74-17573
 
 
Solar Flare X1.5     Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com
 
 
 
Jul 08, 2021
1488: Branson vs Bezos suborbital showdown. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com
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 Photo:  An illustration of Newton's cannon, which describes how gravity connects motion of everyday objects on Earth to motion of celestial objects such as the Moon.
 
Branson vs Bezos suborbital showdown.  Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com
 
 
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Jul 08, 2021
1488: Russian Orthodox Church declares nonvaccination a sin. Felix Light, @MoscowNews
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Photo:  Chapel, Valaam Monastery, in the madly beautiful Karelia, northern Russia
 
Russian Orthodox Church declares nonvaccination a sin. Felix Light, @MoscowNews
 
Jul 08, 2021
1487: Russia and Cozy Bear check NATO, Washington and the Taliban. @ Felix_Light @CBSNews
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 Photo:  A soldier stands guard over the ancient city built by Alexander the Great at Khujand, Tajikistan.
 
 
Russia and Cozy Bear check NATO, Washington and the Taliban. @ Felix_Light @CBSNews
 
(Reuters) - Tajikistan on Wednesday called on members of a Russian-led military bloc to help it deal with security challenges emerging from Afghanistan, hours after Moscow pledged to defend its regional allies affected by the unrest.
 
 
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Jul 08, 2021
1486: Afghanistan National Army units fleeing into Tajikistan; & What is to be done? Jeff McCausland @CBSNews
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Photo: Religious Ceremonies and Customs of the Tajiks, Dzhakhri Sect 
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Afghanistan National Army units fleeing into Tajikistan; & What is to be done? Jeff McCausland @CBSNews


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/more-than-1000-afghan-soldiers-flee-into-tajikistan-as-taliban-extends-control-tajik-officials-say/ar-AALNvYg
Jul 08, 2021
1486: Awakened by gunshots and assassination reports in Port-au-Prince. Magalie Noel Dresse, Port-au-Prince.
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Photo: This landscape view provides an elevated perspective of the harbor of Port-au-Prince, the capital city of Haiti. The view is from south to north, with the bulk of the developed town on the northern side of the harbor. In the background at the left is Fort Joseph, later known as Fort Dauphin or Fort Liberte. In the foreground is the palatial residence of the marine commissar, one Monsieur Mardssaux. 

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Awakened by gunshots and assassination reports in Port-au-Prince. Magalie Noel Dresse, Port-au-Prince.

https://apnews.com/article/haiti-president-jovenel-moise-killed-b56a0f8fec0832028bdc51e8d59c6af2


Jul 08, 2021
1486: The sudden price of wheat in a global drought. Simon Constable @TheRealConstable
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The sudden price of wheat in a global drought. Simon Constable @TheRealConstable

https://www.barrons.com/articles/wheat-and-corn-prices-could-head-higher-soon-1458970109
Jul 08, 2021
1486: Remembering Donald Rumsfeld and the spilled ink incident, August 2006. SalenaZito.com @DCExaminer
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Remembering Donald  Rumsfeld and the spilled ink incident, August, 2006. SalenaZito.com @DCExaminer


'https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/the-one-with-donald-rumsfeld-and-the-exploding-white-pen
Jul 08, 2021
1486: Donald Rumsfeld (1932-2021) did not believe in the Pottery Barn rule. @AmbJohnBolton
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Donald Rumsfeld (1932-2021) did not believe in the Pottery Barn ule. @AmbJohnBolton


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/07/03/donald-rumsfeld-right-middle-east/ 
Jul 08, 2021
1486: Jacob Zuma and his Zulu supporters defy the court. @johnpmcdermott @TheEconomist
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Photo: Logo for Umkhonto we Sizwe*, Spear of the Nation: an organization co-founded by Nelson Mandela in the wake of the Sharpeville massacre. Its mission was to fight against the South African government because it was adamant in maintaining the utterly cruel Apartheid.

*(pronounced:  mm'konto weh seez-weh)

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Jacob Zuma and his Zulu supporters defy the court. @johnpmcdermott @TheEconomist

https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2021/07/01/the-meaning-of-jacob-zumas-15-month-prison-sentence?utm_medium=pr&utm_source=us-e
Jul 08, 2021
1486: New York City needs everything. @HarrySiegel @NYDailyNews.
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Photo: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

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New York City needs everything. @HarrySiegel @NYDailyNews.

https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-apocalypse-soon-20210703-aiirmkf4qrckdipqgd4voavj6i-story.html
Jul 08, 2021
1486: Eric Adams from Brooklyn and Queens to City Hall 2022. @HarrySiegel@NYDaily News.
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Eric Adams from Brooklyn and Queens to City Hall 2022. @HarrySiegel @NYDaily News.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/07/nyregion/eric-adams-mayor-nyc.html
Jul 08, 2021
1476: 2/2: Happy Birthday Nation Magazine, 156 years of sober, unpopular, compelling anti-imperialism. Katrina vanden Heuvel, Publisher @TheNation @katnation
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2/2: Happy Birthday Nation Magazine, 156 years of sober, unpopular, compelling anti-imperialism. Katrina vanden Heuvel, Publisher @TheNation @katnation

https://www.thenation.com/article/world/china-xinjiang-genocide-denial/ 
Jul 07, 2021
1476: 1/2: Happy Birthday Nation Magazine, 156 years of sober, unpopular, compelling anti-imperialism. Katrina vanden Heuvel, Publisher @TheNation @katnation
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1/2: Happy Birthday Nation Magazine, 156 years of sober, unpopular, compelling anti-imperialism. Katrina vanden Heuvel, Publisher @TheNation @katnation

https://www.thenation.com/article/world/china-xinjiang-genocide-denial/ 
Jul 07, 2021
1485: 2/2 Ceuta is the promised land. #TheGreatMigration ; locals.com/MichaelYon and Chuck Holton ; locals.com/ChuckHolton.
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Photo:  Ceuta (Spanish Morocco) 1928-

2/2   Ceuta is the promised land.  #TheGreatMigration
 locals.com/MichaelYon and Chuck Holton locals.com/ChuckHolton

Now travelling in the Mediterranean Basin and Mahgreb. Tracking migrants from farther south in Africa as they head for Greece or, more directly, to the EU via Italy—except Melilla and Ceuta, which are formally in Spain.  How Morocco sees the flood of humans. 
Jul 07, 2021
1476: Back-to-work tall bank buildings; & What is to be done? @LizPeek @TheHill
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Photo:  Bank of America Corporate Center. Public domain.

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Back-to-work tall bank buildings & What is to be done? @LizPeek @TheHill


https://www.ft.com/content/5e7761ee-b7a2-48f2-9226-fe20277c2498
Jul 07, 2021
1485: 1/2 Ceuta is the promised land. #TheGreatMigration ; locals.com/MichaelYon and Chuck Holton; locals.com/ChuckHolton.
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Photo:  Ceuta from "The Story of Africa and its Explorers.

1/2   Ceuta is the promised land.  #TheGreatMigration ;
 locals.com/MichaelYon and Chuck Holton locals.com/ChuckHolton

Now travelling in the Mediterranean Basin and Mahgreb. Tracking migrants from farther south in Africa as they head for Greece or, more directly, to the EU via Italy—except Melilla and Ceuta, which are formally in Spain.  How Morocco sees the flood of humans. 
Jul 07, 2021
1485: 2/2 War Drums on the Blue Nile Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs.
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Photo:  1719 Mallet Map of the Source of the Nile, Ethiopia (Abyssinia) - Geographicus


2/2  War Drums on the Blue Nile   Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs.  

UN asks Ethiopia and Egypt to confer on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which began as a request from Sudan to provide power. Now, Egypt is building toward a war to invade Ethiopia to take the dam.  Washington is supporting Egypt. Control of the Upper Nile.

Jul 07, 2021
1476: Even the EU is in recovery thanks to the vaccines. @LizPeek @TheHill @FoxNews
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Even the EU is in recovery thanks to the vaccines. @LizPeek  @TheHill @FoxNews

https://www.reuters.com/business/with-european-recovery-sight-property-investors-bank-office-2021-07-06/
Jul 07, 2021
1485: 1/2 War Drums on the Blue Nile Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs.
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Photo:  Sudan. Khartoum. Bridge across Blue Nile from Khartoum to Khartoum north

1/2  War Drums on the Blue Nile   Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs.  

UN asks Ethiopia and Egypt to confer on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: began as a request from Sudan to provide power. Now, Egypt is building toward a war to invade Ethiopia to take the dam.  Washington is supporting Egypt. Control of the Upper Nile.
Jul 07, 2021
1484: 4/4. Romeo and Juliet in Lockdown. Joseph Sternberg, WSJ London, @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinions
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Jul 07, 2021
1483: #NewWorldReport: Panama seeks to exit the Gray List. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal ; Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
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"A gray list is a list of stocks that are ineligible for trade by an investment bank's risk arbitrage division."

Arbitage: the simultaneous buying and selling of securities, currency, or commodities in different markets or in derivative forms in order to take advantage of differing prices for the same asset.


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#NewWorldReport: Panama seeks to exit the Gray List. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
https://www.securefreesociety.org


"Panama has been removed from an international money laundering watch list, a major step towards cleaning up the Central American nation's reputation as a safe haven for illicit financial transactions."

http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2021-06-27/blogs-opinions/Grey-listing-after-years-of-zero-enforcement-on-money-laundering-6736234707
Jul 07, 2021
1483: #NewWorldReport: Failing food security in Cuba. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
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#NewWorldReport: Failing food security in Cuba. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
https://www.securefreesociety.org

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/food-scarce-in-cuba-but-they-have-5-vaccines-in-the-pipeline/articleshow/83623110.cms
Jul 07, 2021
1484: 3/4. Inflation and its kindred; EU and Brexit and EU recovery. Joseph Sternberg, WSJ London, @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinions
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Jul 07, 2021
1484: 2/4. The New Rules of London Virus. Joseph Sternberg, WSJ London, @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinions
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Photo:  1665 London plague:  Two men discovering a dead woman in the street.

2/4.  The New Rules of London Virus.  Joseph Sternberg, WSJ London, @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinions


UK National Health Service and rules of London
 
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/07/06/europes-fourth-covid-wave-freighted-political-consequences/
Jul 07, 2021
1483: #NewWorldReport: Undermining Bolsonaro in the time of the virus. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
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Photo: Jair Bolsonaro and two of his sons, Eduardo and Flávio, in the late 1980s.


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#NewWorldReport: Undermining Bolsonaro in the time of the virus.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
https://www.securefreesociety.org

https://news.yahoo.com/brazilians-protest-bolsonaro-slow-vaccination-023851215.html
Jul 07, 2021
1484: 1/4. China's many weaknesses. Joseph Sternberg, WSJ London, @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinions
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Jul 07, 2021
1483: #NewWorldReport: Colombia crackdown on disorder Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
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Photo: Capitolio nacional Colombia 1893
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#NewWorldReport: Colombia crackdown on disorder Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
https://www.securefreesociety.org


https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/colombias-duque-looks-get-tough-vandalism-critics-decry-attack-protests-2021-07-01/
Jul 07, 2021
1482: #GuestPodcast: Four Star Forum with Gen. Norton Schwartz, USAF (ret.), former chief-of-staff United States Air Force. @FRoseDC
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#GuestPodcast: Four Star Forum with Gen. Norton Schwartz, USAF (ret.), former chief-of-staff United States Air Force. @FRoseDC

https://anchor.fm/francis-rose/episodes/8-Gen--Norton-Schwartz--USAF-ret--on-strengthening-the-US-national-security-apparatus-e13ra9n
 
“The debate is starting in Washington over appropriations and authorizations for the national security community in the coming fiscal year. That debate includes the Defense Department, but it also includes Congress, think tanks, and other stakeholders who contribute to the process of making U-S national security decisions. General Norton Schwartz (USAF ret.) is President and CEO of the Institute for Defense Analyses. He’s former Chief of Staff of the US Air Force. He has a different take on the national security landscape, and what it needs to sustain itself into the future.”


Four Star Forum

By Francis Rose
"Four Star Forum" features one-on-one conversations with award-winning broadcaster Francis Rose and the men and women who have achieved the highest ranks in today's military. It provides America’s four-stars, both retired and active-duty, with a platform to talk about national security, defense, and geopolitical issues of the day, in a non-partisan, non-confrontational, thoughtful environment.
Jul 06, 2021
1482: 2/2: #HotelMars: A ten-thousand-year-long transit of Earth as seen from the 100 parsecs neighborhood POV; & What is to be done? J. K Faherty, @jfaherty jackiefaherty.com. AMNH. David Livingston SpaceShow.com
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Photo:  A solar transit of the Mooncaptured during calibration of the STEREO B spacecraft's ultraviolet imaging. The Moon appears much smaller than it does when seen from Earth, because the spacecraft–Moon separation was several times greater than the Earth–Moon distance. .


Video of movement at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transit_(astronomy)


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2/2: #HotelMars: A ten-thousand-year-long transit of Earth as seen from the 100 parsecs neighborhood POV; & What is to be done? J.K Faherty, @jfaherty jackiefaherty.com. AMNH. David Livingston SpaceShow.com


https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03596-y

Jul 06, 2021
1482: 1/2: #HotelMars: A ten-thousand-year-long transit of Earth as seen from the 100 parsecs neighborhood POV; & What is to be done? J. K Faherty, @jfaherty jackiefaherty.com. AMNH. David Livingston SpaceShow.com
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Photo Earth and Moon from Mars, as photographed by the Mars Global Surveyor.

In astronomy, a transit (or astronomical transit) is a phenomenon that occurs when a celestial body passes directly between a larger body and the observer. As viewed from a particular vantage point, the transiting body appears to move across the face of the larger body, covering a small portion of it.

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1/2: #HotelMars: A ten-thousand-year-long transit of Earth as seen from the 100 parsecs neighborhood POV; & What is to be done? J. K Faherty, @jfaherty jackiefaherty.com. AMNH. David Livingston SpaceShow.com


https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03596-y

Jul 06, 2021
1480: Patrick O'Donnell. #Unbound. The complete, eighty-minute interview, June 6, 2021.
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Patrick O'Donnell. #Unbound. The complete, eighty-minute interview, June 6, 2021.


The Indispensables: The Diverse Soldier-Mariners Who Shaped the Country, Formed the Navy, and Rowed Washington Across the Delaware. Kindle Edition. by Patrick K. O'Donnell 


https://www.amazon.com/Indispensables-Diverse-Soldier-Mariners-Washington-Delaware-ebook/dp/B08M12FQ85

On the stormy night of August 29, 1776, the Continental Army faced annihilation after losing the Battle of Brooklyn. The British had trapped George Washington’s army against the East River, and the fate of the Revolution rested upon the soldier-mariners from Marblehead, Massachusetts. One of the country’s first diverse units, they pulled off an “American Dunkirk” and saved the army by navigating the treacherous river to Manhattan.

At the right time in the right place, the Marbleheaders, a group of white, black, Hispanic, and Native American soldiers, repeatedly altered the course of events, and their story shines new light on our understanding of the American Revolution. As the historian Patrick K. O’Donnell recounts, beginning nearly a decade before the war started, Marbleheaders such as Elbridge Gerry and Azor Orne spearheaded the break with Britain and helped shape the United States through governing, building alliances, seizing British ships, forging critical supply lines, and establishing the origins of the US Navy.

The Marblehead Regiment, led by John Glover, became truly indispensable. Marbleheaders battled at Lexington and on Bunker Hill and formed the elite Guard that protected George Washington, foreshadowing today’s Secret Service. Then the special operations–like regiment, against all odds, conveyed 2,400 of Washington’s men across the ice-filled Delaware River on Christmas night of 1776, delivering the surprise attack on Trenton that changed the course of history . . .

The Marbleheaders’ story, never fully told before now, makes The Indispensables a vital addition to the literature of the American Revolution.
Jul 06, 2021
1480: Nick Lloyd #Unbound. The complete, eighty-minute interview. June 5, 2021.
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Photo: Indian soldiers of the 2nd Rajput Light Infantry on the Western Front, winter of 1914–15.


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Nick Lloyd #Unbound. The complete, eighty-minute interview. June 5, 2021.


Nick Lloyd, The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 – March 30, 2021. Hardcover.
 
A panoramic history of the savage combat on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 that came to define modern warfare.

The Western Front evokes images of mud-spattered men in waterlogged trenches, shielded from artillery blasts and machine-gun fire by a few feet of dirt. This iconic setting was the most critical arena of the Great War, a 400-mile combat zone stretching from Belgium to Switzerland where more than three million Allied and German soldiers struggled during four years of almost continuous combat. It has persisted in our collective memory as a tragic waste of human life and a symbol of the horrors of industrialized warfare.

In this epic narrative history, the first volume in a groundbreaking trilogy on the Great War, the acclaimed military historian Nick Lloyd captures the horrific fighting on the Western Front beginning with the surprise German invasion of Belgium in August 1914 and taking us to the Armistice of November 1918. Drawing on French, British, German, and American sources, Lloyd weaves a kaleidoscopic chronicle of the Marne, Passchendaele, the Meuse-Argonne, and other critical battles, which reverberated across Europe and the wider war. From the trenches, where men as young as 17 suffered and died, to the headquarters behind the lines where Generals Haig, Joffre, Hindenburg, and Pershing developed their plans for battle, Lloyd gives us a view of the war both intimate and strategic, putting us amid the mud and smoke while at the same time depicting the larger stakes of every encounter. He shows us a dejected Kaiser Wilhelm II―soon to be eclipsed in power by his own generals―lamenting the botched Schlieffen Plan; French soldiers piling atop one another in the trenches of Verdun; British infantryman wandering through the frozen wilderness in the days after the Battle of the Somme; and General Erich Ludendorff pursuing a ruthless policy of total war, leading an eleventh-hour attack on Reims even as his men succumbed to the Spanish Flu.

As Lloyd reveals, far from being a site of attrition and stalemate, the Western Front was a simmering, dynamic “cauldron of war” defined by extraordinary scientific and tactical innovation. It was on the Western Front that the modern technologies―machine guns, mortars, grenades, and howitzers―were refined and developed into effective killing machines. It was on the Western Front that chemical warfare, in the form of poison gas, was first unleashed. And it was on the Western Front that tanks and aircraft were introduced, causing a dramatic shift away from nineteenth-century bayonet tactics toward modern combined arms, reinforced by heavy artillery, that forever changed the face of war.

Brimming with vivid detail and insight, The Western Front is a work in the tradition of Barbara Tuchman and John Keegan, Rick Atkinson and Antony Beevor: an authoritative portrait of modern warfare and its far-reaching human and historical consequences.

35 black-and-white illustrations, 8 maps
Jul 06, 2021
1480: 1/2: #HeartlandNation: Is Putin a Russian version of Plato's Philosopher King? H. J. Mackinder, Professor of International Relations
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1/2: #HeartlandNation: Is Putin a Russian version of Plato's Philosopher King?  H. J. Mackinder, Professor of International Relations

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/07/01/putin-the-man-with-all-the-answers-a74396
Jul 06, 2021
1480: 2/2: #HeartlandNation: Is Putin a Russian version of Plato's Philosopher King? H. J. Mackinder, Professor of International Relations
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Photo: President George H. W. Bush and President George W. Bush Give a Boat Tour to the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, at Walker's Point in Kennebunkport, Maine
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2/2: #HeartlandNation: Is Putin a Russian version of Plato's Philosopher King?  H. J. Mackinder, Professor of International Relations

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/07/01/putin-the-man-with-all-the-answers-a74396
Jul 06, 2021
1481: Charlie Pellegrino #Unbound: the complete, twenty-minute interview, June 18, 2021.
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Charlie Pellegrino #Unbound: the complete, twenty-minute interview, June 18, 2021.


Finding the Hero of Herculaneum two thousand years later. Charles Pellegrino
https://news.yahoo.com/2-000-old-skeleton-roman-135559332.html


Ghosts of Vesuvius: A New Look at the Last Days of Pompeii, How Towers Fall, and Other Strange Connections Paperback – August 9, 2005 by Charles R Pellegrino


https://www.amazon.com/Ghosts-Vesuvius-Pompeii-Strange-Connections/dp/0060751002

A fascinating look at Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Vesuvius eruption in comparison with other historically significant volcanic eruptions, including the World Trade Center disaster. 

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, which obliterated the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, was a disaster that resounds to this day. Now, the palaeontologist Charles Pellegrino presents a wealth of new knowledge about the doomed towns—and brings to vivid life the people, their last moments, and the aftermath. 

The lessons learned from modern scrutiny of that ancient eruption produce disturbing echoes in the present. Dr Pellegrino, who worked at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 attack, shares his unique knowledge of the strange physics of volcanic 'downblast' and 'collapse column', drawing a direct link from past to present, and providing readers with a poignant glimpse into the last moments of the 'American Vesuvius'.
Jul 06, 2021
1481: Angel Iscovich #Unbound: the complete, twenty-minute interview, June 19, 2021.
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Angel Iscovich #Unbound: the complete, twenty-minute interview, June 19, 2021.


The Art of Routine: Discover How Routineology Can Transform Your Life.  Hardcover – June 1, 2021 by Angel Iscovich MD  (Author), Joe Garner  (Contributor), & 1 more



https://www.amazon.com/Art-Routine-Discover-Routineology-Transform/dp/1510764550

Conventional wisdom suggests that the best way to navigate our noisy new world is to accept change. Open up to novelty. Go with the flow. Live in the moment. Embrace the relentless pelting of content minute by minute. But routine experts Angel Iscovich, MD, Joe Garner, and Michael Ashley are here to say that’s a bad idea. Humans don’t just benefit from structure; they require it.

Years of observation and practice led to their breakthrough concept of routineology, the key to optimize your life and the cure for crisis. Routineology’s fundamental prescriptive is to look inside and live your life in a “time bubble” to find purpose, meaning, and joy. Offering insights from top performers and stories of triumph over adversity, this book demonstrates that routine isn’t just a good idea—it’s imperative for surviving and thriving today.

Live a life of deeper meaning and navigate toward a better world with The Art of Routine
Jul 05, 2021
1480: Terry Anderson #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. April 6, 2021
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Terry Anderson #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. April 6, 2021


Adapt and Be Adept: Market Responses to Climate Change; Paperback – April 1, 2021. by Terry Anderson . (Editor)


https://www.amazon.com/Adapt-Be-Adept-Responses-Climate/dp/0817924558/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1619395663&refinements=p_27%3ATerry+Anderson&s=books&sr=1-1

How can markets help us adapt to the challenges of climate change? The editor Terry L. Anderson brings together this collection of essays featuring the work of nine leading policy analysts, who argue that market forces are just as important as government regulation in shaping climate policy—and should be at the heart of our response to helping societies adapt to climate change.

Anderson notes in his introduction that most current climate policies such as the Paris Agreement require hard-to-enforce collective action and focus on reducing or mitigating greenhouse gases rather than adapting to their negative effects. Adaptive actions can typically deliver much more, faster and more cheaply, than any realistic climate policy. The authors tackle a range of issues: the hidden costs of renewable energy sources, the political obstacles surrounding climate change policy, insurance and financial instruments for pricing risk of exposure to the effects of climate change, and more.

Reliance on emerging renewable energies and a carbon tax are not enough to prevent the effects of global warming, they argue. We must encourage more private action and market incentives to adapt to a rapidly changing climate
Jul 05, 2021
1480: Russell Shorto #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview, April 22, 2021.
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Russell Shorto #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview, April 22, 2021.

Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob. Hardcover – February 2, 2021, by Russell Shorto   (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/Smalltime-Story-My-Family-Mob/dp/0393245586/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Family secrets emerge as a best-selling author dives into the history of the mob in small-town America.

The best-selling author Russell Shorto, praised for his incisive works of narrative history, never thought to write about his own past. He grew up knowing his grandfather and namesake was a small-town mob boss but maintained an unspoken family vow of silence. Then an elderly relative prodded: You’re a writer―what are you gonna do about the story?

Smalltime is a mob story straight out of central casting―but with a difference, for the small-town mob, which stretched from Schenectady to Fresno, is a mostly unknown world. The location is the brawny postwar factory town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The setting is City Cigar, a storefront next to City Hall, behind which Russ and his brother-in-law, “Little Joe,” operate a gambling empire and effectively run the town.

Smalltime is a riveting American immigrant story that travels back to Risorgimento Sicily, to the ancient, dusty, hill-town home of Antonino Sciotto, the author’s great-grandfather, who leaves his wife and children in grinding poverty for a new life―and wife―in a Pennsylvania mining town. It’s a tale of Italian Americans living in squalor and prejudice, and of the rise of Russ, who, like thousands of other young men, created a copy of the American establishment that excluded him. Smalltimedraws an intimate portrait of a mobster and his wife, sudden riches, and the toll a lawless life takes on one family.

But Smalltime is something more. The author enlists his ailing father―Tony, the mobster’s son―as his partner in the search for their troubled patriarch. As secrets are revealed and Tony’s health deteriorates, the book becomes an urgent and intimate exploration of three generations of the American immigrant experience. Moving, wryly funny, and richly detailed, Smalltime is an irresistible memoir by a masterful writer of historical narrative.
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Jul 05, 2021
1480: Roya Hakakian #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 29, 2021
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Roya Hakakian #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 29, 2021


A Beginner's Guide to America: For the Immigrant and the Curious. Hardcover – Deckle Edge, March 16, 2021. by Roya Hakakian

https://www.amazon.com/Beginners-Guide-America-Immigrant-Curious/dp/0525656065/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1622853677&sr=1-1

A stirring, witty, and poignant glimpse into the bewildering American immigrant experience from someone who has lived it. Also, a mirror held up to America.

Into the maelstrom of unprecedented contemporary debates about immigrants in the United States, this perfectly timed book gives us a portrait of what the new immigrant experience in America is really like. Written as a "guide" for the newly arrived, and providing "practical information and advice," Roya Hakakian, an immigrant herself, reveals what those who settle here love about the country, what they miss about their homes, the cruelty of some Americans, and the unceasing generosity of others. She captures the texture of life in a new place in all its complexity, laying bare both its beauty and its darkness as she discusses race, sex, love, death, consumerism, and what it is like to be from a country that is in America's crosshairs. Her tenderly perceptive and surprisingly humorous account invites us to see ourselves as we appear to others, making it possible for us to rediscover our many American gifts through the perspective of the outsider. In shattering myths and embracing painful contradictions that are unique to this place, A Beginner's Guide to America is Hakakian's candid love letter to America.
Jul 05, 2021
1480: John Tamny #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. March 28, 2021.
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John Tamny #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. March 28, 2021.

When Politicians Panicked: The New Coronavirus, Expert Opinion, and a Tragic Lapse of Reason. Hardcover – March 30, 2021 by John Tamny  (Author), George Gilder (Foreword)


https://www.amazon.com/When-Politicians-Panicked-Coronavirus-Opinion/dp/1642938378/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

When Politicians Panicked tells the tragic story of how, in response to a spreading virus, global politicians mindlessly pursued economic desperation, starvation, and death as the cure.

The global economy was booming as 2020 dawned but, within a few short months, wreckage, death, and desperation born of economic contraction were the new normal. What happened?

In When Politicians Panicked, the economic commentator John Tamny tells the heart-wrenching story of a time when politicians were tragically relieved of basic common sense in their response to the new coronavirus.

In March of 2020, the virus quickly became a major news item as political panic about it traveled around the world. Even though anecdotal and market-based evidence from the virus’s epicenter indicated very low lethality, politicians quickly imposed economy-crushing lockdowns on the rather specious assumption that unemployment, bankruptcy, and starvation would somehow halt the virus’s spread.

Tamny methodically dismantles the political consensus by showing how economic growth has long been the first and last answer to death and disease. He then shows how politicians, having mindlessly crushed a growing economy, proceeded to double down on their mistakes by throwing taxpayer money at their shocking errors.

Throughout When Politicians Panicked, Tamny makes a relentless case that free people don’t just produce the wealth that renders today’s killers yesterday’s news. They also produce crucial information about health threats that shines a light on that which threatens us. Lockdowns suffocate economic progress, but they also blind us to how we can progress—as Tamny makes plain in what will go down as an essential history for anyone seeking to understand the coronavirus panic of 2020
Jul 05, 2021
1480: J. H. Gelernter #Unbound. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 3, 2021.
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J. H. Gelernter #Unbound. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 3, 2021.

Hold Fast: A Novel Hardcover – May 4, 2021, by J. H. Gelernter 


It’s 1803. The Napoleonic Wars are raging, Britain is on her heels, and His Majesty’s Secret Service has just lost its best agent, Thomas Grey. Deeply depressed by his wife’s untimely death, Grey resigns from the service and accepts an offer to join a lumber firm in Boston. But when a sea battle with a privateer forces the ship carrying him west to make port in neutral Portugal, Grey is approached with a counteroffer: become a wealthy man by selling out Britain’s spy network to France. The French take Grey for a disgruntled ex–naval officer, blithely unaware that Grey had lost his wife to an unlucky shot from a French cannon.

Now, after many years serving King and Country, Grey seizes the opportunity to fight a covert war of his own. He travels to Paris, and―playing the part of the invaluable turncoat the French believe him to be―proceeds to infiltrate the highest levels of Napoleon’s government. If he can outwit his handlers, outmatch his French counterparts, and outrun Napoleon’s secret police, Grey may just avenge his wife’s death and turn the tide of war in England’s favor. Bursting with action and intrigue, Hold Fast sends readers headlong into an unrelenting spy thriller
Jul 05, 2021
1480: Jerry Hendrix #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview, March 23, 2021
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Jerry Hendrix #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview, March 23, 2021

To Provide and Maintain a Navy: Why Naval Primacy Is America's First, Best Strategy, Hardcover – December 19, 2020 by Henry J Hendrix (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/Provide-Maintain-Navy-Americas-Strategy/dp/0960039198


The national conversation regarding the United States Navy has, for far too long, been focused on the popular question of how many ships does the service need? To Provide and Maintain a Navy, a succinct but encompassing treatise on sea power by Dr. Henry J "Jerry" Hendrix, goes beyond the numbers to reveal the crucial importance of Mare Liberum (Free Sea) to the development of the Western thought and the rules-based order that currently govern the global commons that is the high seas. Proceeding from this philosophical basis, Hendrix explores how a "free sea" gave way to free trade and the central role sea-borne commercial trade has played in the overall rise in global living standards. This is followed by analysis of how the relative naval balance of power has played out in naval battles and wars over the centuries and how the dominance of the United States Navy following World War II has resulted in seven decades of unprecedented peace on the world's oceans. He further considers how, in the years that followed the demise of the Soviet Union, both China and Russia began laying the groundwork to challenge the United States's maritime leadership and upend five centuries of naval precedents in order to establish a new approach to sovereignty over the world's seas. It is only at this point that Dr. Hendrix approaches the question of the number of ships required for the United States Navy, the industrial base required to build them, and the importance of once again aligning the nation's strategic outlook to that of a "seapower" in order effectively and efficiently to address the rising threat. To Provide and Maintain a Navy is brief enough to be read in a weekend but deep enough to inform the reader as to the numerous complexities surrounding what promises to be the most important strategic conversation facing the United States as it enters a new age of great power competition with not one, but two, nations who seek nothing less than to close and control the world's seas
Jul 05, 2021
1480: Jeff McCausland #Unbound. The complete forty-minute interview. May 21, 2021.
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Photo: Sickles spurs ahead of his staff to inspect the front lines of his threatened III Corps at the tip of the Peach Orchard salient. Confederates can be seen massing for an attack by the fringe of trees in the distance. Painting (The Battle of Gettysburg) by Edwin Forbes.

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Jeff McCausland #Unbound. The complete forty-minute interview. May 21, 2021.

Battle Tested! : Gettysburg Leadership Lessons for 21st Century Leaders, by Jeffrey D. McCausland (Author), Tom Vossler(Author), Walter Dixon (Narrator), Gildan Media (Publisher). Audible Audiobook– Unabridged

https://www.amazon.com/Battle-Tested-Gettysburg-Leadership-Lessons/dp/1642934534

In order to be a truly effective leader, it is necessary to learn as much as possible from the examples of history—the disasters as well as the triumphs. At Gettysburg, Union and Confederate commanders faced a series of critical leadership challenges under the enormous stress of combat. The fate of the nation hung in the balance. These leaders each responded in different ways, but the concepts and principles they applied during those traumatic three days contain critical lessons for today’s leaders that are both useful and applicable—whether those leaders manage operations at a large corporation, supervise a public institution, lead an athletic team, or govern a state or municipality.  

In the twenty-first century, leadership is the indispensable quality that separates successful organizations from failures. Successful leaders communicate vision, motivate team members, and inspire trust. One must move both people and the collective organization into the future while, at the same time, dealing with the past. A leader must learn to master the dynamic requirements of decision-making and change
Jul 05, 2021
1480: James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021.
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James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. 

Really Good Schools: Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education -  Hardcover – April 12, 2021.by James Tooley (Author)


“James Tooley has taken his argument about the transformative power of low-cost private education to a new and revelatory level in Really Good Schools. This is a bold and inspiring manifesto for a global revolution in education.”

—Niall C. Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Almost overnight a virus has brought into question America’s nearly 200-year-old government-run K-12 school-system—and prompted an urgent search for alternatives. But where should we turn to find them? 

Enter James Tooley’s Really Good Schools.

A distinguished scholar of education and the world’s foremost expert on private, low-cost innovative education, Tooley takes readers to some of the world’s most impoverished communities located in some of the world’s most dangerous places—including such war-torn countries as Sierra Leone, Liberia, and South Sudan. 

And there, in places where education “experts” fear to tread, Tooley finds thriving private schools that government, multinational NGOs, and even international charity officials deny exist. 

Why? 

Because the very existence of low-cost, high-quality private schools shatters the prevailing myth in the U.S., U.K., and western Europe that, absent government, affordable, high-quality schools for the poor could not exist.

But they do. And they are ubiquitous and in high demand. Founded by unheralded, local educational entrepreneurs, these schools are proving that self-organized education is not just possible but flourishing—often enrolling far more students than “free” government schools do at prices within reach of even the most impoverished families.

In the course of his analysis Tooley asks the key questions:

■ What proportion of poor children is served?

■ How good are the private schools? 

■ What are the business models for these schools? 

■ And can they be replicated and improved? 

The evidence is in. In poor urban and rural areas around the world, children in low-cost private schools outperform those in government schools. And the schools do so for a fraction of the per-pupil cost.

Thanks to the pandemic, parents in America and Europe are discovering that the education of their children is indeed possible—and likely far better—without government meddlingwith rigid seat-time mandates, outdated school calendars, absurd age-driven grade levels, and worse testing regimes. And having experienced the first fruits of educational freedom, parents will be increasingly open to the possibilities of ever greater educational entrepreneurship and innovation. 

Thankfully, they have Really Good Schools to show the way
Jul 05, 2021
1480: Holly Fretwell #Unbound. The complete forty-minute interview. April 12, 2021.
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Holly Fretwell  #Unbound. The complete forty-minute interview.  April 12, 2021.

Fix America’s Forests: Reforms to Restore National Forests and Tackle the Wildfire Crisis. Holly Fretwell , Jonathan Wood April 12, 2021

 
https://www.perc.org/2021/04/12/fix-americas-forests-reforms-to-restore-national-forests-and-tackle-the-wildfire-crisis/

In 2020, the largest wildfire in California history scorched six counties in the northern part of the state. The August Complex Fire burned more than one million acres across three national forests and destroyed hundreds of structures. But devastating fires are not limited to California. Across the West, more than 10 million acres burned in 2020—a record in modern history. These fires consumed more than 17,500 structures and more than $3.5 billion in firefighting costs.Tragically, dozens of lives were lost, and many more people were displaced by evacuation orders. Fires released smoke that degraded air quality nearby and hundreds of miles away. They also destroyed wildlife habitat, including for imperiled species, and the fires’ aftereffects will soon lead to erosion that harms water quality in local watersheds.
Jul 05, 2021
1480: David Grantham #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview, April 5, 2021.
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David Grantham #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview, April 5, 2021.

Consequences: An Intelligence Officer's War; Paperback – November 11, 2020. by David Grantham  (Author)


https://www.amazon.com/Consequences-Intelligence-Officers-David-Grantham/dp/098440631X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

“Very little has been written on the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations efforts in the global war on terror. Consequences by David Grantham provides a unique and fascinating window into the nuts and bolts of OSI counterintelligence operations. You won’t be disappointed.”– Fred Burton, author of Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah’s War Against America   In 2020, ISIS followers are being encouraged to use COVID-19 to sicken Westerners. An ISIS supporter attacked a Naval base in Corpus Christi, Texas. Iran and the United States exchanged blows in Iraq. We are still living in the long shadow of the Iraq War.

In 2006, David Grantham was fresh out of college and serving as a counterintelligence officer with the elite and secretive Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Iraq was veering toward civil war. The U.S. military desperately needed better on-the-ground intelligence to turn the tide. Grantham found himself in Kuwait and Afghanistan, then at Iraq’s infamous American prison, Camp Bucca. Not only was Bucca the breeding ground for the Islamic State, it was in southern Iraq, where America’s deadly fight with Iran was an open secret.

Consequences is both a riveting, behind-the-scenes look at intelligence operations at the height of the Iraq war, and a charming and sobering story of one man’s journey through the pleasures and consequences that come with wartime intelligence.
Jul 05, 2021
1480: Michael Auslin #Unbound. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 12, 2021.
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